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Octomom signs reality show deal

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

This was inevitable: Nadya Suleman, better known as “Octomom,” has signed on to a reality show.

According to USA Today, her 14 children will earn $250 a day for three years, totaling $250,000.

The contracts filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court guarantee the children will collectively earn about $250,000 over three years. The contracts require a judge’s approval.

European production company Eyeworks has inked the deal with Suleman. Eyeworks lists “Breaking Bonaduce” and “The Biggest Loser” among its television credits.

Octomom: the reality show. Would you watch?

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No U.S. network has signed on yet. The show is set to start taping Sept. 1.

47 comments Add your comment

Scott

July 25th, 2009
11:27 am

Gotta pay for that lifestyle somehow. Maybe she thinks she qualifies for a bailout too

Skip

July 25th, 2009
11:30 am

She should be shot. Doing all of that and ruining those kids lives just for money.

Tyree

July 25th, 2009
11:31 am

Let’s do some math. $250,000 divided by 8 children. That’s $31,500 per child. You have to ask yourself was that really worth the effort? Furthermore, what has the expense been thus far and what future expense is she on the already burdened taxpayer? My thought thoughts…she’s one H*LL of a whack job.

Tyree

July 25th, 2009
11:32 am

Excuse..me correction $31,250.per child

Becky

July 25th, 2009
11:42 am

She should be forced to payback the taxpayers

count_schemula

July 25th, 2009
11:47 am

jks

July 25th, 2009
11:54 am

Look who is trying to be relevant again….

Karen

July 25th, 2009
12:00 pm

I agree with Becky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

July 25th, 2009
12:13 pm

Stupid B1tch!

nana

July 25th, 2009
12:16 pm

Ditto Becky.

Sally

July 25th, 2009
12:25 pm

Forced sterilization of Octobitch followed by confiscation of the money to pay back the taxpayers.

Courtney

July 25th, 2009
12:36 pm

She should be forced to payback the taxpayers

tab

July 25th, 2009
12:57 pm

I agree pay back the tax payers.How did she expect to have enough money in the first place to take care of 14 children, its crazy.I feel so sorry for the children

Ron

July 25th, 2009
1:08 pm

Tab do you really not get it? She did all that KNOWING she would become famous, be on TV, and would make a ton of money.

Sue

July 25th, 2009
1:23 pm

If this show airs, anyone who watches is “aiding and abetting.”

Carmen

July 25th, 2009
1:30 pm

This is a grotesque reflection of the degenerating culture we live in.

David

July 25th, 2009
1:32 pm

Wherever this woman lives, the citizens should file a suit against her and file liens against her home and bank account until she pays back the tax money used in having these children in the first place….i.e. medical expenses and the like.

Why should she profit from taxpayer money with no reprisal. I mean, who does she think she is, Bank of America?

Ira

July 25th, 2009
1:32 pm

Ira, she made a mistake why should the children pay for it. It is ok for them to make money

elizabeth

July 25th, 2009
2:05 pm

Shame on the doctor for putting 6 peoples lives in that situation with a woman that can’t take care of the others she has and claims to want more. she definately needs some mental help and no i don’t want to watch anything about her.

tab

July 25th, 2009
2:20 pm

Ron I do understand that you are right!!! , but kids are involve now,the doctor should go to jail or make him take care of the baby’s (-: just an idea!!! , not bad what you think Ron

Mark

July 25th, 2009
2:28 pm

She is too irresponsible to be trusted with the money. The money should be held in trust for the children and her lazy a$$ should get a job!

tab

July 25th, 2009
2:45 pm

yeah !!!!! Mark I agree!!!!

Brotha

July 25th, 2009
3:35 pm

She is so over I woulnt give that “Invasion of the body snatcher freak” another moment . Over.

KT

July 25th, 2009
3:52 pm

I hope the show fails. This women is pathetic

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LydiasDad

July 25th, 2009
6:34 pm

Anyone who watches that show should be shunned by friends, family, and society. Those kids will suffer the rest of their lives for the decisions she made.

Saul Good

July 25th, 2009
6:49 pm

It’s time to just ban IVF outright. Can’t have kids but want one (or more)… then adopt one of the MILLIONS around the world that need a home. Her doctor should lose his license to practice medicine. he implanted those embryos in her and knew she already had 6 children. SIX is too many to begin with…most of all when you’re UNEMPLOYED and have no income.

Lonesomeduck

July 25th, 2009
7:10 pm

I think she’s so hot. I would like to settle down with her and start a family.

Curious

July 25th, 2009
8:29 pm

Pregnant with success, I’d say.

Mr. Roc

July 25th, 2009
8:56 pm

Smh why are we still enteraining this woman? They’ll give anyone a reality show these days.

Chardonnay Nicole Thomas

July 25th, 2009
9:13 pm

As judgmental as I am, I actually admire Nadya Suleman; I admire her strength and tenacity. She made the decision to have children and having children is always a choice that people decide to make and most do it inappropriately. Instead of sitting back and depending on the government to raise her children, like many do, she is making efforts to earn money for her and her children, which is a great thing. She chose her behavior, which was to continuously have children, and now she must deal with the consequences, which is being responsible for raising them so that they can become productive members of society. Should people have this many children? No. I firmly believe that more than one or two children is ludicrous. In my own opinion, when people have several children, to me that signals psychological issues, maybe it’s a need for wanting to be loved and surrounded by others, I have no clue, but this her life, and now she must live. As Judge Mablean Ephraim used to say when she was a judge of TV’s Divorce Court before the current judge, “Look deep before you leap!” That saying is so very true. Having a family is a decision that I feel people should take many years on deciding on. I’m only 26, so if I ever take the step, as I have said plenty of times this year, it will NOT be a decision based on stupidity, I will be so much more older if that time comes, financially secure, and stable in all areas of my life where I am not stable right now. I wish Ms. Suleman the best. People will continue to judge her because that is just the way the world works, but at the end of the day, she and her children are all that matters.

Mary

July 25th, 2009
9:23 pm

These contract amounts seem kind of low-balled to me when you really think about it? I don’t care what you think about this nutty lady, but her “train-wreck” of a life is going to bring in ratings. It seems like she would get paid more than this over three years. Don’t those idiot “Jon and Kate” folks make way more than this to parade their sorry butts across the tv screen every week? I wonder if something was left out of this report – like how much Octomom will be paid aside from her children’s salary. Of course, she’s probably desparate enough at this point to have jumped at the first offer thrown her way…those damn pampers are expensive!

Mike in Atlanta

July 25th, 2009
9:31 pm

The math could have been presented more clearly. $250 a day for 3 years for 14 people each, is $3.8 MILLION. Clearly they simply meant $250 a day for 3 years, period (not times 14); this is ~$274k.

It’s not a lot of money for 15 people, seems to me.

dbc

July 25th, 2009
11:09 pm

Is your name really Chardonnay? Seriously??

NikkiFree

July 26th, 2009
7:26 am

How pathetic! I would certainly boycott any U.S. network that signed up for this show!

Rhonda

July 26th, 2009
7:34 am

Saul,

What an insensitive thing to say. Obviously you have not dealt with infertility. And the adopition process is no piece of cake. Been there done that. IVF should not be outlawed; it should simply be used wisely just like alchohol.

Bskrobot

July 26th, 2009
8:29 am

The article stated the “children” will get $250K for a three year period. It does not state how much she will be paid! I assure you she will be paid also. Her earnings should go to pay off the medical costs of having the children. God knows the people of California are having a hard enough time already and need the expenses to be paid back.

Bskrobot

July 26th, 2009
8:32 am

There is no way she would even come close to psychologically being considered for adoption, not to mention the fact that she has no income and depends on her divorced parents – her father actually for support. He has had to go back overseas to work a job due to this situation and at his age he should be retiring. He was on Oprah not too long ago. It is a sad situation.

deejay

July 26th, 2009
9:39 am

Basically, each child will receive $17.85 per day.

Georgia Daaawg

July 26th, 2009
9:50 am

with all the money Jon + kate get, Im surprised she settled for so little..by the end of the first season this willl be a top-rated show on cable.

KarmaKool

July 26th, 2009
10:37 am

Why shouldn’t she have a reality show? Look at the family of 18 and Counting. They are getting a quarter mil per show, (I heard). That is digusting. To have 18 kids and pregnant again? What about Jon and Kate? They have a reality show making millions.
WHY SHOULDN’T THIS WOMAN MAKE HER MILLIONS ALSO? I THINK SHE IS AS ENTITLED TO IT AS ANY OF THE OTHER “REALITY”???? SHOWS.

KarmaKool

July 26th, 2009
10:39 am

How is she any different from any of the other shows on multiple births?

Jan from Roanoke

July 26th, 2009
11:16 am

This lady is a mess and I WILL NOT watch this. She is a fool for love and for the wrong reason to bring allllll this life in this world and CANNOT TAKE CARE OF THEM. She is a FOOL and a poor fool at that! The Poor chicken and showing off her offspring. Sorry, Poor chicken, NOWAY, at least a chicken will give you eggs,and you can eat it. Sorry,chicken!

Danny

July 26th, 2009
4:48 pm

One would be stupid to watch such. She needs be taught a lesson that others are not going to pay her way,

Arealblkwmn

July 26th, 2009
7:52 pm

Why would ANY SANE person want to watch this FREAK OF NATURE ??? America we MUST STOP rewarding INSANITY!!, with OUR tax MONEY !!!, make her pay US back , for financing her madness!!!

Kar

July 27th, 2009
11:06 am

I’d watch her if she’s on Court TV, losing custody of her kids in court.

Marsha Bond

July 27th, 2009
1:26 pm

I don’t watch any of these reality shows with multiple kids and won’t watch this one either.