Kate in Cleveland

A reader recently contacted us about attending Kate’s appearance at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I encouraged her to share her experience in a recap for GWOP. Thank you to Ick @ the I-X for biting the bullet and taking one for the team!!

September 11, 2009.
A day of remembrance for innocent lives lost AND the day that brought the Queen B of TV, talk shows & tabloids to Cleveland, Ohio.

I arrived at the I-X Center at 1:25 for Kate’s 2:00pm appearance.

Located the ‘celebrity stage’ where Jonathan Kayne Gillespie from Project Runway Season 3 was just finishing up his appearance. continue

Submitted by Ick @ the I-X

39 comments:

Ick @ the I-X said...

September 11, 2009.

A day of remembrance for innocent lives lost AND the day that brought the Queen B of TV, talk shows & tabloids to Cleveland, Ohio. 
  
I arrived at the I-X Center at 1:25 for Kate’s 2:00pm appearance. 
Located the ‘celebrity stage’ where Jonathan Kayne Gillespie from Project Runway Season 3 was just finishing up his appearance. 

Was thoroughly disgusted to see that the sheeple contingent was out in full force.  I estimate the crowd (which included too many kids that SHOULD HAVE been in school) anywhere between 500-800 delusional souls.  All of the seats were full, and a big crowd was standing on the sides and in the back of the seating. I chose my spot in the very back, clad in my ‘Please Feel Free To Shut The F--- Up’ t-shirt, which sadly, was not visible for Kate to see. 

Found a few of the songs that they played prior to Kate coming out ironic choices-Flo Rida’s ‘Low’ (since we know how ‘low’ of a person she can be), and KC & The Sunshine Band ‘Get Down Tonight’ (all I could envision were Jon and Hailey ‘getting down tonight’ at the Konpound following pictures posted on Radar of Jon and Hailey sucking face, all while Kate’s sucking $$ out of C-town!) 

Her Royal Konness came out at 2:10 to bleats and squeals of sheeple delight.  It was at this point that I thought I was coming down with the vapors and feared that I was going to have to vacate the premises.  I don’t do crowds well, and I especially can’t handle big crowds of stupid. This appearance was an audience question and answer, but 'only reasonable questions will be answered' which spared us from the same old stupid speech Kate gives, but I knew it’d be the same old stupid questions being asked and the same old stupid answers from her.  And it was.  The emcee stated that Kate was ‘not speaking to the media’. 

Two local news stations, Fox 8 http://www.fox8.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=825cf7be-3201-49fa-a859-90026cf96e12&src=front

and Channel 19-WOIO were there and Sharon Reed DID manage to get to Kate :

http://www.woio.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?ClipID1=4121698&h1=Exclusive%3A%20Kate%20Plus%208%20Comes%20to%20Cleveland&vt1=v&at1=News&d1=201167&LaunchPageAdTag=Homepage&activePane=info&rnd=8649456 
 
Two delusional sheeple were interviewed-one with her pseudo-Kate cut and the other who gave us the infamous ‘judge’ line. (Barf) Oh how I wish Danielle Frizzi (Fox-8) would have interviewed me, ha ha!  I couldn’t see or hear Kate all that well, (not a complaint, really but didn’t help from a ‘reporting’ standpoint) but from what I could see, the rabid possum head was tamed down. The stage was not too high off the floor and Queen B planted her rear in a chair (not her white plastic throne) so unless you were blessed with some height (I’m not), you weren’t seeing anything but the back of sheeple heads. 

Kate was in her best high-pitched phony little girl voice all afternoon and opened up with her ‘Thanks for your support.  I need you.  I love you.  Thank you’ line of shite.  As previously mentioned, it was a bit difficult to hear the first few questions that were being asked, but from what I could make from the answers, KG was asked about her exercise routine, and her tattoo.  One woman did get in a dig on Jon and there was a collective gasp from the herd.  The news footage showed the question being asked and it was ‘when are you going to get rid of that dog, Jon?’  Kate replied with her standard ‘I’m not going to speak ugly about Jon’ line o’ bs.

ick @ the I-X said...

She was asked about ‘mommy guilt’ for having to leave the kids-“I travel, I write books (no you don’t), I make appearances, I have to provide for my kids” (I brought the wooden spoon, but darn it, forgot the barf bucket!).  Got the ‘what you read in the tabloids is not true’ line and that she’s ‘emotionally exhausted but I refuse to let this beat me’.  ‘I have one shot to raise my kids…’ blah, blah, blah.  Someone asked about her new book (I assume the cookbook) and she believes it’ll ‘be out next fall’.  Got the obligatory question from a child and the faux concern ‘shouldn’t you be in school, you WILL do all of your homework’ from KG. 

Q. ‘Do you love shopping?’
A. ‘I’ve ALWAYS loved shopping’ (liar).
In addition to being ‘emotionally exhausted’ Kate told us that she is ‘very relaxed’?  Huh.  How can that be?  ‘Emotionally exhausted' AND 'relaxed’?  Good old Kontradictory Kate.  Got a question about cooking and what her favorite recipe was.  After some hesitation her big answer was…get ready for it…’Spaghetti with Meat Sauce’.  ‘I don’t know how to cook for little numbers…’.  Should be one hell of a cookbook chef Craft Services...OOPS Kate.
Q. ‘Why do we never see the grandparents?’
A. ‘There are people in our lives that we never see because they opt not to be seen.’  (Liar.)
Someone asked about raising teenage sons and she didn’t seem to be looking forward to it. (Those poor sweet boys) She was questioned about her nursing degree and said that she loved being in the nursery when she was working.  Not sure how the question was formulated but she was asked about Steve rumors and she said that she ‘is very close’ to both Steve and Gina and that they have been so ‘supportive’ and that she ‘cannot live without them…they are like my older brother and sister’.  By the way, I DID NOT see Steve but I did not have good sightlines to the stage.  Another kid (that should have been in school) came to the mic and stated that she drew a picture for the kids and gave it to Kate.
 
Q. ‘What’s it like to have cameras around all the time and are the kids bothered by it?’ 
A. ‘I don’t notice them…well except the paparazzi…the kids love the crew and they are willing to continue…if we don’t shoot for 5 days they’re asking where they are…’ and then she rattled off the kid’s nicknames for the crew. 
There was a ‘You go girl, you’re such an inspiration to us all’ fool (really missing my bucket now, dammit!) and various women who fawned over her Royal Konness' appearance.
Q. ‘Do you still use coupons?’ 
A.‘I do…(blah, blah, blah) and I hate when I forget them-do you remember when SOMEONE left a coupon at home once?’ (to which the idiot audience laughed their fool heads off).

Q. ‘As today is September 11th, do you remember where you were?’
A. She was at the first house with Cara & Mady who were 11 months old at the time watching Tellytubbies (not TeleTubbies, but Telly as in Telly Savalas Tubbies).  Jon called from work (what a novel concept, Jon) to tell her to turn the tv on.  She went from watching TellyTubbies to watching fire, smoke, (etc.) and turned it off after a few minutes.  Mady had a dermatologist appointment that afternoon and they cancelled it and went no further than the backyard.  Last year on 9/11, she was in NYC (that’s New York City) doing her (stupid) Brown Bag Lunch promotion when the city observed a moment of silence ‘at 8:46am or whatever time it was…and I was so amazed at the silence…it was amazing…the silence was amazing…we’ll never forget’. 

Ick @ the I-X said...

Someone came up to the mic wearing a homemade ‘Team Kate’ t-shirt and Kate shrieked ‘OH, there is such a thing?!?’ in such a high-pitched voice I thought the beer and wine bottles in the beverage cart next to me were going to shatter! 

Q.‘How do you handle doing things that Jon used to do?’  A. She talked about taking out the garbage, pumping gas (we know that’s one of your favorite photo-ops!) and how she now has her ‘Can do attitude’.  She did say that the quietness and lonlieness is hard sometimes.  (Guess you shouldn’t have dumped your old man then, right Kate?) 
Q. ‘Do you think you’ll ever move out of the house?’ (I’m not sure why this was asked…)
A. ‘It is my home, it is my kid’s home and I’ll DIE before that happens!’  (no comment)
Emcee informed us that they had time for a few more questions before Queen B was going to head over to The Barnes & Noble area (across the auditorium) to sign books. This announcement started a sheeple mini-stampede, to which Kate in her highest pitched sarcastic phony voice yelled ‘Where are you going?  That IS SO rude…’.  My goodness is that woman a laugh riot!!  (NOT!!)
 
Q. ‘This is a question about your dogs.  Do you like them?’
A. “That is a ‘to be continued answer’”.  (If you hate the dogs, why did you EVEN get them?  Oh yeah, they were free.)

A college student brought her a Kent State University shirt hoping for her to wear it on the show. Good luck with that, sweetheart.
Q. ‘Octomom's documentary was just on and she slammed you.  What did you think of that?’ 
A. ‘I have never said anything about her, I just gave her advice.’  (No, Kate, you inserted yourself into a situation that you, in hindsight, really should have kept your face shut about.  But no, you just HAD to make the media rounds, 'glomming off' of someone else just to keep yourself relevant!  Glad that came back to bite you in your @$$ once all of the facts about Octomom became known.)

Q. ‘Where do you want to take the kids that you’ve never been?’ 
A. ‘Alaska.  I NEED to see Alaska…’ and something about whales that I couldn’t hear.
So should this farce of a reality show continue, I imagine those who still tune in will be seeing Kate whale watching in Alaska at some point.  Maybe she’ll film an episode of ‘Shooting with Sarah Palin’ while there?  Kate then said of all the places that she’s been, The Dude Ranch was her favorite and that it topped Hawaii (you mean the vow renewal wasn’t your favorite free trip of them all?  Why ever could that be, Kate?) and that if you ever get the chance to go (to a dude ranch) you have to’  (Yeah, soon as we can all can crap out a few grand in these tough economic times, we’ll be right there you stupid b---h!) and that the ‘shooting was fun’. 
 
And that was it.  Over at 2:45pm.  35 minutes of utter torture.
I did not venture to the autograph table, I had seen more than enough stupidity to last a good long while. 

A couple of funny asides:  Maybe 15 minutes or so into her spiel, 2 women walked out of the seating area past me ‘She’s so fake!’ which made me laugh out loud.  Oh how I wish that they had been standing next to me the whole time. Would have loved some snarking companions to endure the event.

I don’t know if he was an exhibitor or a show attendee, but a gentleman came over and asked me who was onstage. Told him ‘Kate Gosselin’.  ‘Who’s that?’  I told him that she was ‘a lying, narcissistic, child exploiting b---h’ to which he laughed hysterically.  ‘Is she on TV?’  Briefly filled him in on the show, the scam, the divorce and the tabloids.  He only stuck around for a few minutes, but I do hope that my description left an indelible impression of who Kate Gosselin REALLY is.
     

fostersmom said...

This recap was written by the same person. She contacted us last week about going and I told her to send us a recap and we would post it. She posted it on another site and then sent it to us. As to not post the same exact recap in two places, she and I worked together on the editing and she added and changed some parts for the recap here. She didn't want to use the same name here and there and chose to use Ick @ the I-X.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Ick@theI-X, Thank you for the recap! I love how you 'don't do crowds well, especially big crowds of stupid'! Haha! :)

Odd that she now claims the Dude Ranch was her fave and that she wants to see Alaska. Strange for the woman who has refused to participate in ANY activity (except playing Cleopatra at the spas) and always brags she is 'not naturish'. Lordybe, if she hooks up with the likes of Sarah Palin on her hoped-for trip to Alaska, I'm going to have to get out my passport and move to escape the sure-to-ensue increased insanity.

Thanks for suffering thru all the practiced b.s. which is K8.

Ick @ The I-X said...

fostersmom said...

This recap was written by the same person. She contacted us last week about going and I told her to send us a recap and we would post it. She posted it on another site and then sent it to us. As to not post the same exact recap in two places, she and I worked together on the editing and she added and changed some parts for the recap here. She didn't want to use the same name here and there and chose to use Ick @ the I-X.
9/13/2009 1:54 PM
Thanks fostersmom!!

PatK said...

Thank you for bringing your recap over here. I did read it at the other site, too.

I'm about 20 minutes away from the I-X Center; but there was no way I could miss work to go. Which is just as well, because I may have ended up being escorted out. However, I did make a comment on the Fox 8 website.

Please Kate, just go away.

gherkin said...

I'm sure since Kate said she wanted to go to Alaska, TLC will be ensuring that it will happen. I bet she only has to express her wishes and TLC dances to her every desire. Kate is probably scheming frantically trying to dream up every last thing she can milk TLC for before her 15 minutes of fame are up.

I suppose the big Korean trip won't be happening. Ha. So Alaska must be next on the list and then maybe a nice European trip with just the twins. Maybe London or Paris or Italy. Just wait. It will all happen before the show ends. Gag.

Pamela Jaye said...

I have an idea - how about like on the Masche's show: Mommy goes back to work and Daddy works & tries to complete his MBA which grandparents, aunts and uncles babysit?

Oh, right.

Pamela Jaye said...

Remember when Kate wanted to move "somewhere warm"? did they not do so because there were actual child labor laws in the more southern states?

Margo said...

Kate may want to go to a silent retreat to reflect on her favorite thing...herself. Let's see where could she go oh yes...Bikini atolls.

Jaince in NC said...

Thank you so much for the very detailed recap! Sounds like Queenie kHate is still "preaching" the same shiz. I just don't get the sheeple mind frame. Loved your recap and got good laughs from it! Thanks for hanging in there to hear the Queen Bee lie (er, I meant talk)

keeblerc said...

Thank you Ick@ the I-X. Sorry you had to endure all you did but your recap was priceless! I was laughing so hard reading it, I was sorry Queen Khate's appearance didn't go on a bit longer....a sentiment you, no doubt, don't share!! :-)

Her house, huh? No, it's the kids house, Khate, because your money making schemes all depend entirely on them. Further, one day it will be seen as just one more thing you HAD to have for YOU. I still hold out hope the judge in your divorce appoints a GAL for your kids so that you won't be able to plow through all their money....

readerlady said...

Thanks for the recap Ick at the I-X and Fostersmom. Sounds like a real snorefest. Some women from my church and I had talked about going to the Expo when it was first announced, but we decided not to when we heard that Khate had been booked as a speaker. Sounds like we didn't miss anything.

shelbysmom said...

Loves to shop???????? Her and Jon did a whole episode on going shopping and she went on and on about how much she hated to shop!! She actually said that she had Jon pick things out for her because she couldn't put an outfit together. She also stated she always picked out browns and blacks and that Jon tries to convince her to wear brighter colors. Why do we never see paps pics of her shopping now for clothes? She obviously has a stylist to do her shopping now and they need to be fired for letting her wear clothes too young for her!!

Tami said...

About that being her house--I wonder if when the kids are older and they no longer do the shared custody thing is Kate going to try to stay in that house alone. If so, what will the kids think about that, especially since many if not all of them may have cut her out of their lives by then. What if Jon wanted to retire there? I love how she says she would die rather than leave. It's like how she says she refuses to ever miss one holiday with them. What a stubborn, ridiculous CHILD.

delilahboyd said...

At 11 months, Mady had an appointment with the dermatologist?

Hm. One has to wonder.

Sarah Gold said...

delilahboyd said...
At 11 months, Mady had an appointment with the dermatologist?

Hm. One has to wonder.

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She was born with a large birthmark on her face.

Shari said...

On behalf of the entire State of Ohio, please accept my deepest apologies for our great state's lapse in judgment for booking such a 'nobody event.' But on the bright side; the local farmers are rejoicing. Rare is the day when all the sheeple vacate their stalls at one time, giving a much needed break to those who have to tolerate their smell on a daily basis.

Natalie said...

Sarah Gold said...
delilahboyd said...
At 11 months, Mady had an appointment with the dermatologist?

Hm. One has to wonder.

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She was born with a large birthmark on her face.

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No, it was Cara that was born with the birthmark.

goawayJandK said...

Ick-


I know who you are from the other site - have always loved your comments.
Thanks for taking one for the team.

I will gladly send you a check to cover your parking $ . Actually, add to that a few Advil and a bottle of wine =)

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

She's "always loved to shop"? What about that entire episode they spent shopping at the Banana Republic Outlet, in which Jon had to pick out all of her clothes? And then force her to try them on?

I wonder if there's a correlation between money and memory loss.

CC said...

I keep reading about "other sites". You mean "we" aren't alone?

MEgirl said...

Sounds like an interesting time.

RE: the question about the kids and cameras.

I always had a problem with Kate's saying that the kids love the crew, love the cameras, and don't mind/love being filmed. There's something so wrong with this.

The kids like the crew because the crew knows it behooves them to play, interact, create friendships and build trust with the kids. It's their job, and being friends with the kids certainly makes it easier to film them. (In certain cases, kids will talk to the camera/crew and much cuteness will derive from this. It is a successful tactic.) I'm glad to hear that the crew is trying to make a fun environment for the kids. They could be terrible and the same basic filming could be accomplished.

However, there's no way that the kids (with the exception of the older girls) fully understand what the crew is there for, which brings me to my next point. They have no clue that the crew is 'filming' them ("filming? what does that really mean?") and that this film is reaching millions. Miles of difference between knowing that the crew is always there, watching them, (they do understand this, I think) and knowing that their 'device' is also enabling many, many other people to also watch them. They cannot truly 'like' something like that without understanding the bigger concept behind it. And Kate or Jon can never get their true, informed consent. The kids are too young. When they are old enough to be able to give it, it will be too late.

And therein lies my basic problem with that question and her answer, and basically my entire problem with the show.

P.S. I can actually sort of see the difference between paparazzi cameras and TLC cameras. Paparazzi cameras are not manned by people the kids know and like. TLC cameras are. This is probably more intrusive and confusing for the kids. But I don't think that's the reason Kate doesn't like the cameras, honestly...

Fla Mom said...

I am a bit tired of the "we keep doing the show because I have to earn a paycheck" line. She is not earning it - no one tunes in to see her - they want to see the kids - they are earning the money.

If she would sell the mansion and buy a smaller place - yes, she needs 4-5 bedrooms, but not 20+ acres - especially since they never go anywhere but the front yard - and go back to work as a nurse, she'd be able to support the kids. Certainly all these years of paychecks have been put into the bank for the children, haven't they? She should be able to pay cash for a home in a gated community where prying eyes can't see them.

The kids are in school now, so there is no reason she can't go back to nursing and quit pimping out her kids. The kids are supporting HER - I thought slavery and/or prostituting others was against the law.

Jonstheherohere said...

Ick@the I-X said:

Q. ‘This is a question about your dogs. Do you like them?’
A. “That is a ‘to be continued answer’”. (If you hate the dogs, why did you EVEN get them? Oh yeah, they were free.)

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". . . a 'to be continued answer'"?????? Is that supposed to be cute, K8?

After seeing her with the dogs, I've wondered myself whether she likes them.

I feel sorry for those beautiful dogs having to live there. Dogs are wonderful, loving creatures who ask for nothing, and need lots of love and care. I'm lucky to have three (two rescued).

Poor K8 dogs.

laura linger said...

I especially can’t handle big crowds of stupid.

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This is a beautifully stated comment.

Jen said...

I live in the Cleveland area myself so I can tell you that many area schools were closed on 9/11. Well, at least the Catholic ones were...

Also, my son had several dermatologist appointments when he was an infant. So it is not out of the realm of possibility.

The Lazy Vegan said...

Ah, well. Karma's a bitch. "Sheeple" may be lapping up everything she has to say now, but just wait. She'll drop off the radar in a little while and one of two things will happen. She'll continue to be a famewhore in the most pitiful way possible (like all those Tonya Harding-esque folks), or she'll truly get a clue and we'll hear, "What the hell was I thinking?" in some interview long down the line. Either way, I don't envy her in what she'll have to handle because of this awful behavior. It's already come back to bite her with the loss of so many close to her. And you know, I do get the feeling that Jon is going to step up after this little party interlude of his, so the kids'll be okay too. She'll just be all by herself in a room muttering about how she's been wronged unless she wises up. JMO.

Jen said...

Sarah Gold said...
delilahboyd said...
At 11 months, Mady had an appointment with the dermatologist?

Hm. One has to wonder.

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She was born with a large birthmark on her face.

I thought it was Cara who was born with the birthmark. Guess I was wrong. I thought I had rememebered Kate in an earlier epi talking about it and telling Cara that an angel with red lipstick on had kissed her face first because Cara was born first and by the time the angel kissed Mady, born second, Kate had told her the lipstick had worn off.

watchdog said...

No, Jen. You are correct.

Becca said...

Alaska? Oh shit no, we don't want her up here....

Golden Flash Girl said...

WAIT A MINUTE! I am a proud Kent State grad, and I would be so EMBARASSED if she was ever seen in a Kent shirt.... And that someone who went to my school is stupid enough to be her fan... BARF!

Two clueless idiots said...

"I don’t know if he was an exhibitor or a show attendee, but a gentleman came over and asked me who was onstage. Told him ‘Kate Gosselin’. ‘Who’s that?’ I told him that she was ‘a lying, narcissistic, child exploiting b---h’ to which he laughed hysterically. ‘Is she on TV?’ Briefly filled him in on the show, the scam, the divorce and the tabloids. He only stuck around for a few minutes, but I do hope that my description left an indelible impression of who Kate Gosselin REALLY is."

This is a good reminder of the fact that a probably a huge majority of Americans have never seen the J&K show and have no knowledge of who these people even are except for maybe recognizing the name from tabloid covers. In my circle of close friends, I am literally the only person who ever watched the show that I know of. The other night at my Supper Club, I asked if anyone was following the story, and nobody had a clue what I was talking about. (It would be the same as if someone asked me about the shows "Big Brother" or "Survivor"...I know that they're TV shows, but have never seen them or know anything about anyone on them.) After lurking on these boards for a while it was a refreshing reminder that these the Gosselins are just little fish in a big pond!

Brigadoon said...

To whoever posted about the dogs, They are gone now. See the video on The Insider site.

fidosmommy said...

MeGirl talked about the cameras and the crew making friends with the children. Good post.

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I would add to it the fear that the children will one day realize
that those nice people they came to know and trust were paid to do play with them. They weren't real friends. They were there doing their job. Same idea Kevin and Jodi pointed out when they said the children will one day "get it" that their "family vacations" were episodes of a show.

There is nothing not sad about this whole thing.

Denise said...

I may be sick. They got rid of Shoka and Nala. Those kids will never trust a relationship.


Heartbreaking.

Kate said...

"to which the idiot audience laughed their fool heads off" sounds like a summary for the whole event. Great post. Thanks for taking one for the team. I myself would have to be drunk in order to stand it.

Anonymous said...

barbee...did anyone notice the reaction of the sound guy setting up for the outdoor movie while the kids were pestering him? He did not look like he was enjoying them touching everything, climbing on him and being pesty(ish). And, of course, Kate did nothing to stop them (oh, that's right, she was probably in the house and didn't have a clue where they were or what they were doing). I have noticed how when the kids are acting up, she and jon either ignore them or actually laugh like it is something funny.