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FOX has announced a two-hour special on the life of Nadya Suleman will air on the network next week, based on video purchased from an entertainment website.

Nadya Suleman

The special, called "Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage," is slated to run August 19th at 8:00 PM.

The footage in the special was shot by RadarOnline, who struck a deal with Suleman when her octuplets were born. A FOX exec told the AP a "six-figure" account has been set up for the children, calling it "the right thing to do." FOX says they don't believe they are exploiting the young children because the "jaw dropping" footage already existed.

The state of California Labor Commission issued four citations against the website for the videotaping of Suleman's children. The Commission claimed Radar Online neglected to obtain appropriate state permits and had taped the infants too late at night and for too long.

A European production company is scheduled to start filming Suleman and her children, all under age 8, for a reality show on Sept. 1. The children stand to earn nearly $250,000 over three years of filming. It's unclear what network, if any, will air that show in the United States.

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
ame i. August 10, 2009, 7:08 PM

I would poke myself in both eyes with a spork before I watched this show. Can you say borderline insane train-wreck mother? Yes, I thought you could.

ICanHasSkankblingie August 10, 2009, 11:33 PM

You can google for a boycott list of sponsors closer to the air date and avoid having to watch it to find out whose products you won’t ever be buying again.
The sponsors for this show are actively exploiting these helpless children. So is anyone who is enough fo a voyeur to watch this and invade the privacy of children who have had no say in this.
And whose earnings are being squandered by a psychotic skank.

JOYCE August 11, 2009, 5:37 AM

unreal ! What a waste of time and space on TV.. the networks have nothing better to air ? pssssssssssssstt, i won’t watch… :^(

Barb August 11, 2009, 8:13 AM

If you don’t want to see it, then don’t watch. I plan to skip it. But why single her out? What about Jon and Kate and the family with 17 kids (or is it 18) or even the families on Wife Swap and Supernanny? They all use their kids to sell a show, but I don’t hear you boycotting each of those sponsors? If you’re going to hate, hate across the board.

Gail Cooke August 11, 2009, 10:34 AM

Sadly, you know that some schmuck will watch this. I’d rather swim in a pool of sharks.

teni martin August 11, 2009, 10:43 AM

I am appalled that Fox would sink to this level…I would never watch this crap; even as I do NOT watch Jon and Kate plus 8…To continue to support people who live OFF of their children is WRONG !!! These children have NO choice in what is being done to them and this is NOT normality and they will ALL grow up with problems that are forced on them. Either they will feel ENTITLED to special status and DESERVING of special treatment OR they will grow up angry and disturbed. EITHER scenerio is definately wrong and I choose NOT to be a part of it. The parents should have REAL jobs and raise them honestly or have the children removed from them and raised by parents who actually THOUGHT THEIR lives out in advance and acted acoordingly (NOT for their own selfish and self grandising ambitions.

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