Here are three reasons to suspect that you’re a fame-a-holic. One, your life is a disaster. Two, even when you come to terms with your mistakes and apologize to those you’ve hurt, you have a microphone clipped to your lapel. Three, you have turned your life over to your spiritual counselor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Yesterday Jon Gosselin, erstwhile star of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” finally admitted he had a fame problem at a strange self-denunciation ceremony held at Boteach’s West Side synagogue. “I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I’m not a Nobel peace-prize winner,” he told the special gathering, hosted by Boteach. “I just had eight kids and I had a show on TLC.”
But Gosselin has a way a to go before anyone would call him truly in recovery. Though he swore off dating his girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, until his divorce from Kate was final and recognized that he had embarrassed his wife publicly, it’s a bad sign that Gosselin can’t seem to get off-camera. Instead of being guided by what his celebrity rabbi calls “the moral obligations inherent in celebrity,” Gosselin might try a different sponsor to help him into anonimity. Paging Kevin Federline?
Watch exclusive video from the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach interview with Jon Gosselin on Beliefnet