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Octuplets mom tells Kate of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8': Stop judging me

June 2, 2009 |  7:44 am

Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman  isn't happy with comments made by another mother of many kids, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin.

Gosselin was interviewed earlier this year on the "Dr. Phil" TV show and was asked about Suleman's situation. She said it was going to be difficult for Suleman to raise 14 children, particularly without a husband to help out with parenting.

"Do I have to watch it? She reminds me of my mother," said Suleman, a resident of La Habra, in an interview with Radar Online released this morning. "I have moved past my mistakes. She has her own issues. ... She needs to stop being so judgmental and stop pulling at straws for attention."

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" is a popular reality TV show that follows Gosselin and her husband as their raise eight children. The show has gotten much publicity in recent weeks amid reports of marital troubles between the couple.

Suleman said in the video interview that Gosselin should focus on her own life. "My children are extremely healthy, strong and happy. Don't you have, like, a lot of issues in your life? A lot of marital problems?" she told Radar.

 Coincidentally, Suleman's attorney announced this weekend that Suleman had signed a deal to star in her reality TV show.

 "They came up with this idea, presented to her and she liked it because she'll get to use a camera and do some of the filming herself," her attorney, Jeff Czech, told the Associated Press, adding that the film crew would  not follow the family all the time but, rather, cover certain milestones like birthdays.

"It'll be less intrusive than a reality-TV type of program," Czech said.

-- Shelby Grad