Jon, Octomom to Get $1M for Reality Dating Show

Denials were just negotiating tactics, insider says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2009 2:37 PM CDT
Jon Gosselin and Nadya Suleman.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jon Gosselin and “Octomom” Nadya Suleman were just being coy when they denied they’ve signed on to a one-off reality show: Both are interested and stand to make upward of $1M for the program. Jon - Kate = Jon + Octomom is being shopped as a 2-hour special to air on Super Bowl Sunday. Cameras will reportedly follow them on a date.

"Jon's camp got scared because they didn't expect the story to come out so quickly," an insider tells the New York Daily News, explaining the earlier denials. "They figured they would issue a denial now while they still work out negotiations for the show." Given the money involved, he adds that both would be "foolish" to turn it down.
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