Jon & Kate a Sad Trainwreck
Week two brings more cheating allegations, depression, and ratings
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2009 9:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – The second episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 aired last night, and “this trainwreck is actually starting to bum us out,” writes Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna for E! Jon whined about Kate’s book career forcing him to be a stay-at-home dad, while Kate defended her constant traveling as “a desperate desire to provide for my kids.” Elsewhere on the Jon & Kate front:

  • The episode showed Kate celebrating her birthday sans a vacationing Jon. What it didn’t show was Jon’s alleged mistress Deanna Hummel, who was with him in Utah, sources tell Us.
  • With all this drama driving ratings through the roof, TLC seems poised to copycat the show, E! reports, noting a since-removed posting on Craigslist claiming, “TLC is now looking for NY, NJ, and CT families who are expecting twins, triplets, or more!”