Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


After Near-Octomom Experience, Jon Gosselin Gets Faith

posted by Paul O'Donnell

jon-gosselin-changed-yell.jpgMarriage, the death of a parent, the birth of a child: we here at Beliefnet pride ourselves on knowing what brings people back to a faith they’ve long ignored or to discover one they never had. But Jon Gosselin has a new one on us. The New York Post is reporting that the onetime star of “Jon and Kate Plus Eight” has been meeting with Michael Jackson’s erstwhile spiritual counselor (and a Beliefnet contributor) Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. With Boteach’s help Gosselin will “reconnect with my deeper, more spiritual, more altruistic self.”
What sparked his conversion? According to the Post, it was the suggestion bruited about recently that Gosselin was going to share a reality show with Octomom Nadya Suleman.


In a ceremony that sounds as much 12 Step as Judaism, Gosselin plans on publicly acknowledging his mistakes–for those who don’t follow the show, leaving his wife, sleeping with the nanny, doing drugs, harshing on his girlfriend and being famous for nothing (okay we made that last one up)–at the West Side Synagogue in Manhattan on Sunday.
Time’s James Poniewozik wrote in a recent column that reality television is the new American Dream, offering the Heene family and their Balloon Boy antics as proof that every red-blooded Joe Sixpack aspires to make reality a reality. Gosselin’s hurried retreat from “Jon and Nadya Plus Sixteen” may be an argument that there’s more nightmare in reality TV than dream. Or it could be the makings for “Jon and Shmuley Make a Minyan.” Stay tuned.



  • jessica

    I’m sorry….what?

  • http://www.cheap-ugg.net/ cheap uggs

    Thanks for sharing,UGG Boots are appreciated by more and more people,cheap and top quality,
    cheap uggs
    are given a hearted welcome.here Cheap Ugg Boots are on wholesale.Keep going!!!

  • http://www.allhotugg.com UGG Boots

    winter is coming. i want to order one pair ugg boots. i like the sheepskin boots . hope i will get cheap ugg boots from ugg uk.

  • http://www.uggshoes7.com classic tall ugg

    ugg shoes, it is beautiful for all girl.

  • http://bestweeklyreviews.com/acne-treatment-review/ Ann, acne treatment specialist

    It’s just right for him to apologize. No matter what hardship you’re marriage are going through, it’s still not a reason for us to leave our families.

Previous Posts

Big Faith and a True Father-Son Bond
The film "Little" Boy is based on a seven-year-old boy working to move mountains to end World War II so his father and best friend can return home. Regardless of his size or age, this youth’s faith is unstoppable. Executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett team up with the producers of

posted 11:01:58am Dec. 19, 2014 | read full post »

#MARCHON
In light of recent occurrences in addition to our day-to-day - we need, more than ever, to march on. #Marchon is a national platform for justice. It's the opportunity to let the world know what and how you feel. What are you passionate about? What do you believe needs to change? Where does the actio

posted 2:28:57pm Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Classic with a Modern Twist: What to Expect from Annie
It's a film that the whole family will enjoy. It's a film that will inspire you to look at life in a different lens. Moreover, it's a film that will keep you wanting more - what film are we talking about? None other than Annie. The talented cast include Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne,

posted 8:00:55am Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Get Excited For the Holiday Film of the Year - Annie
Everyone is excited to see Annie, in theaters Dec. 19, staring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. The film is a modern retelling of the story about an orphan who seeks optimism within the adversity that she faces every day. While you're waiting for the f

posted 9:30:10am Dec. 11, 2014 | read full post »

'Unbroken' is a True Gift This Christmas
// After 57 years of being hung up, now a war hero’s story is on the big screen. Unbroken, a true story based on U.S. POW and 1936 Olympic runner Louie Zamperini will be released on Christmas Day. The timing could not be more perfect said director and producer Angelina Jolie, who was emotionally e

posted 9:57:52am Dec. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.