Hmm..I guess those topless photos weren’t cutting it.
Because now, Octomom is doing what she swore she would NEVER do: go on welfare.
TMZ has learned that the mother of 14 is getting $2000 a month from the State of California which will be deposited straight to a special debit card which can only be used for food.
Known as Nadya Suleman, Octo qualified for the card because her income is less than $119,000 a year … and a family of 15 that makes less than that amount is entitled to welfare benefits.
I can’t say that I didn’t see this coming but with all the publicity she’s done in the past (not to mention that horrifying topless photo she modeled for), I’m surprised she isn’t making a substantial amount of money just for her that.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jason Segel and Michelle Williams warm our icy hearts when they’re caught out on a date, and January Jones makes us want to puke with her placenta pills.
James Cameron goes down the Mariana Trench for science
The Titanic/Avatar director went 36,000 ft. below sea level for National Geographic. While he didn’t see any deep sea monsters, expect James Cameron to turn the sea into a metaphorical wasteland. As he said to National Geographic: “There had to be a moment where I just stopped, and took it in, and said ‘This is where I am; I’m at the bottom of the ocean, the deepest place on Earth. What does that mean?’” I don’t know, I just don’t know…
Hunger Games soundtrack debuts at number one
No surprises here. The Hunger Games soundtrack debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It’s the first soundtrack to top the list in three years and features everyone from Taylor Swift to Kid Cudi to Arcade Fire.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are dating
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are like Internet cats. Do we really need to see photos of them together? No. Do we want to? Yes, because like my favourite Internet cats, they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Courtney Stodden for PETA
PETA was on the right track when they lost a Kardashian, but somehow lost their way again when this this barely legal mound of plastic started publicly supporting them. It’s like they want their supporters to be 50 IQ points dumber.
Octomom poses topless for a European magazine, inspired universal gagging
Nadya Suleman finally discovered that having octuplets don’t make you famewhore money. So to pay rent, she decided to reveal it all (almost). Octomom said she “pinged back to shape like a rubberband,” but her body looks like it’s been Kate Gosselin’d, nipped and tucked all over.
January Jones eats her placenta in pill form
This last spot almost went to Alicia Silverstone feeding her baby like a bird. Then, I asked myself, who would even think to be all, “Doctor, after I pop this kid out, do you mind saving my placenta? It’s my version of a protein shake!” Famous people. That’s who.
If you have
some chunk change $1000 floating around and feel an inexplicable urge to talk to a has-been celebrity over the phone for an hour than I recommend you avoid calling Dial-A-Star.com and instead talk to a loved one about how you’re feeling. It’s not normal.
Yes, Dial-A-Star.com is a real service that allows you to talk over the phone to
your favourite celebs. The stars don’t have to talk dirty, but they do ask for a premium price. Here are some people on call:
Tila Tequila: $20-per-minute
Dina Lohan: $18-per-minute
Angelina (Jersey Shore): $15-per-minute
Michael Lohan: $10-per-minute
I find this a very tacky way for celebrities to earn money off genuine fans— if these particular celebs have any that is! I also wonder how they root out the calls from haters as there are bound to be some hostile customers.
Still, if you’re DYING to ask Angelina why things didn’t work out in the Jersey Shore house than you can ring her up. Though there are so many reasons to list your payment will probably be upwards of $200 at least.
Octo-mom Nadya Suleman is really, really broke. And unless she can come up with $450,000 by October 9th, she and all 14 of her children may be out of a home!
Thankfully, the owner of Carlos and Charlie’s Restaurant Bar and Nightclub heard Suleman’s desperate cry for money and decided to help. The club donated all of the profit from their Saturday night cover charge to the Suleman family’s real estate problem.
“I’m so grateful and very appreciate C&C,” Suleman gushed to Radar Online. “There’s been lots of support.”
With 100 attendees paying the $10 cover charge, Nadya raked in a cool thousand bucks from the event. When paired with her earnings from a garage sale last week, that only leaves… $446, 400 left on her house. Chump change, right?
Keep in mind that porn mogul Vivid Entertainment has offered Suleman up to HALF A MILLION DOLLARS to take a starring role in one of their upcoming flicks. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. That’s enough to wipe out her mortgage completely with $50,000 to spare for an octo-spawn college fund or, knowing Suleman’s money sense, a lifetime’s worth of back alley botox injections and some magic beans. But the shockingly prude-y baby factory is ix-naying the deal, stating that she “will never pose nude to save [her] house.”
Hmm…sounds like a moral dilemma if we ever heard one. Would you flash your vajayjay for half a milli?
Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to the world’s longest-surviving set of octuplets in January, has signed a deal for a reality television show, reports CBC. Suleman will receive $250,000 for all 14 of her children to appear on the show – about $250 a day, per child. The contract spreads the money over three years of shooting.
Instead of shooting Suleman, 33, and her family on a daily basis, the show will only include milestones such as birthdays and other special events.
“They came up with this idea, presented to her and she liked it because she’ll get to use a camera to do some of the filming herself,” said her lawyer, Jeff Czech.
I tried my darn hardest to avoid ranting (impossible to rave) about the world’s most famous mother to 14 biological children. And you know I am not talking about Angelina Jolie—even though this particular pop-culture “celebrity” might wish otherwise.
But after reading about Nadya Suleman (better known as Octomom) this past month, I just had to give my two cents. I couldn’t resist. It’s like gossip mags avoiding photos and interviews from train wreck couple Heidi Montag and her douchebag boyfriend/husband/pet Spencer Pratt.
By now you know how Suleman came to be Octomom. She was implanted with six embryos through in-vitro fertilization. Two of the embryos split, which resulted in the eight babies.
You also know that, according to the Associated Press, she has six OTHER children at home as well. Read more…