Are The Gosselins More Popular Than Brangelina?

by | October 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM | TV News

Kate Gosselin is speaking out about the public’s obsession with her and her brood to Vanity Fair magazine.

The Gosselins have been on the covers of major outlets over 50 times—even more than that other famous large family, the Brangelina clan.

But the fame is taking a toll on the family. Kate tells the magazine that there are always paparazzi staking out her home in Pennsylvania, “anywhere from 4 to 17 of them,” following her and her kids everywhere they go.

“I always tell [the children], ‘Turn your back and don’t look at them, don’t speak to them,’” she says. “I don’t even let them use the word. I mean, no five-year-old should be using the word ‘paparazzi.’”

And some experts argue to the magazine that the family is actively seeking out the attention. “Brad and Angelina try to be discreet,” says Richard Spencer of In Touch, “whereas Jon and Kate, they serve it daily to you on a platter.”

Others think that Jon Gosselin – with his new sense of style and his many girlfriends – is particularly headed in the wrong direction. “Oh, he’s headed for Buttafuocco territory,” said TMZ’s Harvey Levin to the magazine.