It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's Octo Mom! Octo Mom, sounds like a character from the Fantastic Four doesn't it? Well before you laugh or shake your head, this woman is brilliant, yes, I said brilliant. She played all of you and us right into her dollar greedy hands. I remember when the story first broke, she was the "brave" mom who had just given birth to octuplets. It was not long before the story started taking a different turn, drama, seediness and profit.
Nadya Suleman is that seedy, greedy octo mom. Ms. Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech says she's met with four production companies so far this week about creating a reality show to follow her brood of 14. Now tell me the truth, you didn't see that coming folks? I sure did! I knew right from the start that she was definitely not going to make it on looks, she wouldn't make it off of compassion from viewers...she would make it on negative feedback and negative publicity, smart girl that Nadya.
When the media took this story and ran with it, I recall telling people, just don't watch, don't add to the rising air time she is getting, no one listened (including myself) and guess what she blossomed into a superstar overnight, the world's most hated, most watched and most criticized woman on the boob tube these days. Negative attention is just as good as positive attention, especially when dollar signs are attached.
"Nadya has been interested in, and hoping to find, something not so intrusive to the family and babies while, at the same time, [something to] sort of focus on trying to make a little income for herself," Czech said. "She got railed again for the kids being on a show called, "Meet the octuplets", but yet half the world tuned in to watch I am sure.
Suleman, who fired the free nurses from Angels in Waiting last month, has no health insurance, no "baby daddy" and uses the services of state funded Medi-Cal for her children's care. She also admitted on Wednesday that she may sign up for the Women Infant Children program to foot her $2,000 monthly formula bill. What next, a sitcom? I see it coming!
Octo Mom isn't the only family member looking to cash out. The most recent News Weekly US, on stands now, reports that her parents are also seeking ways to make money off the babies, oh so at least now we know where she gets the brains from in the family. Production companies have pitched ideas ranging from long-term documentaries to reality type shows, Czech says. Good for her! Does this mean maybe she will be able to stop nursing off the honest tax payers now?
Cameras could follow Nadya dating, oh that's funny, taking the kids to birthday parties, so then she has friends? They could even follow her around while driving a 14 passenger van...oh wait, the nanny's will do that! Her Lawyer said he hopes to have a deal in place by the end of next week.
Okay, so the real question you want to know is how much right? Good question, how much money has Suleman been offered? "I think she could survive on what she has been offered," he says. "I don't know how comfortable it would be on one or these deals, not at liberty to say just yet, of course, it depends on how long they last." Don't you just love how Lawyers bounce around questions at hand, especially when they involve a seedy amount of money? My guess is that she will definitely be able to live off the "hated fame" for quite some time.
She is still getting donations via her website, Czech adds, including a check for $1,000 she received last week. I actually do have one concern about all of this, who is watching those babies while she is off doing Dr. Phil, Letterman, Good Day LA, etc...? The nanny perhaps? I have an idea, lets bring in "Super Nanny", there is another avenue for revenue!