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    Hailey Glassman Speaks: "I'm Not Some Fame Whore"

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    Jon Gosselin spoke out. Kate Gosselin just made the media rounds. The other other woman even briefly held the media spotlight.

    Now it's Hailey Glassman's turn.

    The 22-year-old sat down exclusively with E! News on Friday, dishing on the Plus 8 parents, how her relationship with Jon is holding up in the wake of intense scrutiny and, yes, how she feels about Kate 2.0.

    "I'm not some fame whore," Glassman said to her detractors. "Take my 15 minutes, you can have it back. Please take it back!"

    Glassman was quick to dispel speculation that her relationship with Jon, unexpected as it was, played any part in the Gosselins' split.

    "Jon and Kate have moved on with their lives—it's only the viewers who haven't moved on," she said.

    As for how the rabid interest in her and Jon's personal lives has affected the budding paramours...

    Glassman, who calls Gosselin her "first love," began their friendship in May—months after Jon and Kate separated—while Gosselin was staying at her parents' house. Although it began innocently, it quickly blossomed into something more.

    "He was living in my house, the person I joked around with. He was sad and bored, I was home and bored."

    Glassman, who said her biggest fights with Jon stem from the public scrutiny, also had some fighting words for would-be love rival, all-too-roving reporter Kate Major.

    "I wasn't worried," Glassman says, adding that Jon and Kate 2.0 were never romantic together.

    "I know what Jon tells me and I know him...but she's cuckoo, cuckoo, you know?"

    As for why she has chosen to speak out now...

    "I want people to know the truth. Right now I'm speaking from my heart, myself. I'm not some celebrity, I'm not some famous person—I'm just a 22-year-old girl who got caught in the middle of all this."

    (Originally published on August 14, 2009 at 3:15 p.m. PT)

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    That's not all Hailey had to say. Be sure to watch her first-ever TV interview in its entirety on E! News this Monday at 7 and 10 p.m.

    In the meantime, catch up on the entire Jon and Kate (and Kate and Hailey) saga.

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