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'Jon & Kate' Under Investigation

5/29/2009 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is investigating whether "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with child labor laws.

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A Labor Dept. spokesperson says there's been a complaint and they are investigating.

A TLC rep tells us, "TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is no exception. For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions."

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Kooky Fan    

and so the train goes off the track......won't be long till the complete trainwreck!

1940 days ago


seriously the media constantly picking on this family is getting a bit ridiculous.. they're TRYING to make sure they fail... and that's horrible... I think the show needs to end just for the sole fact they need to work on their family and not worry about anything else..

1940 days ago


OK so what about shows like Little People, Big World, Table for 12, 18 Kids and Counting etc etc? Are Jodi and Kevin that pathetic that they did this? Because we know it was them. Pot calling kettle black, all because they want money too.

1940 days ago


Gloria Allred hard at work again.....

1940 days ago


Hey 47 -- if you think that this is reality, you are clueless. Do you think those shots are all spontaneous? Do you know how long it takes to setup a reaction shot of the kids in the van? How long it takes to setup shots of the kids during a late night trip into Philly or an early morning up before the crack of dawn with a camera in your face setup before being dragged to NYC. Sounds fun, huh? I'm sure you and the others who drink Kate's kool-aid think the kids are the primary focus here.

No, the primary focus is in making sure the money keeps rolling in for Kate. To do that, TLC, the producers, and especially Kate, could care less about exploiting the children.

It is way past time for PA to get involved.

1940 days ago


#66 AKA KEN...YOU spelt your name wrong - its Kevin,lol...suck it up princess.

1940 days ago

too many stupid ppl    

come on ppl, y r u guys so cruel!! they must of thought da whole show was gona be ok, but it got out of hand because you guys cant leave them alone!! now they are falling apart. u love to attack them. i dont see you guys complaining about that huge family dat has 18 kids

1940 days ago

Aussie Mom    

I am so over this tv show. Those children are the worst I have seen. A good paddling is what they need. I am tired of seeing that woman slap and ridicule her husband on those couch sessions. All those kids do is cry the entire time they are filmed. Gee whiz what are they going to be like to some poor school teacher?

1940 days ago


Yeah Ken I mean KEVIN - give it up ! Talking about set ups! You're a f'ing moron if you believe that. This show has been going on since they were 3! Do you expect us to believe that six 3 year olds cooperate enough to do set ups for a damn TV show? Like a bunch of professional actors? Wow how stupid. I still want to know what Kevin and Jodi have to say about being on the show for 3 season then starting this campaign against the Gosselins when they wanted the $$$ too. And Jodi going on the FREE TRIP ALSO TO OPRAH AND THE SKI TRIP! What a bunch of haters. Leave them alone for Christs sake. Bunch of damn hypocrites.

1940 days ago

Bash a Pap    

Maybe the Pennsylvania Department of Bad Hairdos ought to launch their own investigation... cause someone needs to go straight to jail for that doo don't!

1940 days ago


Jodi and Kevin did the right thing. They love their nieces and nephews and are concerned about them.

1940 days ago

Sue Wong    

What does this say about all the idiots watching the show. If you have kids you don't need to watch this. You have your own reality show going on and if you're single, you definently don't need to watch. I grew up with 5 siblings. I work with children and youth. I have two children. My friends and family have kids. I don't need to see this. It's my reality. I don't understand where they get an audience in the first place.

1940 days ago


your all a bunch of idiots. the children are fine and are well taken care of. You cannot say they are going to be screwed up in the future, because its in the future. Your not all visionaries here people.

At least now they have some money for expenses, Jon and Kate working jobs would not pay for the things they have now. College education anyone? Well I guess

Your all a bunch of idiots

1940 days ago


Unbelievable! The show has been going on for a while; the husband goes around and frolics with another woman; tones and tones of cameras in the house and now they are being investigated just because some loud mouths on some show suggested. For Christ sake, has anyone thought that this people have 8 children and they need to feed them? At least they are not on welfare. Imagine if they were than people would be crying because they are using government money, and why they had too many kids. People, the couple is trying to provide and secure their kid’s future nothing else. Get over it. I will be watching.

1940 days ago


And the saddest part is this "investigation" is taking away from kids that really do need help. All the kids in the world that are in danger and everyone wants to focus on these 8 that are living the good life.

1940 days ago
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