"Octomom" Nadya Suleman explained the financial perks of her new career in boxing and fitness training on the "Today" show Friday while on set a handful of her 14 kids raised hell, at one point sending host Ann Curry out of her chair and toward the studio windows, chasing after one child while saying, "Oh no no no no no no no .. sorry sorry no no sorry sorry sorry sorry ... ... no no no no ... that's not going to happen ... there you go there you go ...."
Eventually, mom and 9-year-old daughter Amerah bolted after two runaways who'd made a break for backstage. Meanwhile, various and sundry cast and crew members worked almost off camera to corral the octo-tykes, seven of whom had made the scene with their older sextuplet sister.
Suleman (she said she's a mom, not an "Octomom," and notes she's almost finished writing a book "all by myself," perhaps to better meet the kids' $15,000-a-month needs) also vigorously denied a recent InTouch report that quoted her as saying, "I hate babies, they disgust me," and, "My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them."
The fun starts just before the 3:30 mark, with a fully blood-pressure-elevating level of chaos achieved by 7:30 or so. For what we like to think are obvious reasons, we're not embedding the later clip in which the crying starts.
Incidentally, Suleman said her children never behave like that at home, only when they've had only two hours of sleep due to traveling to be on the "Today" show. No word on whether Mom's "freeze" command is more effective on the West Coast.
-- Christie D'Zurilla