Regis and Kelly appearance 10/3

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154 comments:

amandarella82 said...

hmmm... Kate seemed a bit bothered by something. Or maybe she was just being snooty, who knows. It sounds to me like they are seriously wanting to adopt. The kids were cute as always and I loved how they had things set up so the kids could play and enjoy themselves. Maybe Im wierd but a part of me wishes that the reason Kate was a bit quiet was because she was upset to hear about Jason, because that would show that there is indeed a good side to her.

LadyJ said...

Well, it was very annoying b/c they had these HUGE crayons and pencils that the kids played with and that was a bit distracting. The kids of course were adorable. There was not much to the interview except they again mentioned their desire to adopt a baby (BIG THINGS ARE COMING, huh??). Also, they never mentioned the book. The thing that stood out to me was how Kelly talked about how clean the Gosselin kids are all the time and how Kate makes it look easy to deal with 8 children. Kelly said how her kids are messy all the time and they can barely get them to put their shoes on. Kelly and Mark kinda joked about being "bad parents." This is the whole reason many of us have an issue with the facade of JandK because other mothers feel somewhat inadequate b/c Kate who has 8 kids seems to do so well with 8 and many of us are going crazy with just 2 kids! This is due to Kate not admitting that she has TONS of help!!! Okay, I need not re hash that here since we all know it, but I thought it was interesting to note Kelly's comments as they are the point of many of the arguments made here.

Anonymous said...

Jon and Kate speaking at the Birmingham Southern Women's Show:

http://www.youtube.com/user/pinkcupcake13

Terry said...

I loved that the kids were front and center. Maybe the Regis & Kelly show realized that the kids are what the show is about and not the parents. Yes, it was hard to hear the interview, but that was ok. I think the show had Jon & Kate on because Kelly and Mark have a deal with TLC to develop a series.

Anonymous said...

Boring, pointless, why were they there? Their PR folks must be pulling their hair out, they were flat and dull with nothing to say. The kids were as usual badly behaved. What was the point of the name tags? Mady knows who's running for president, big deal, are we going to get election advice from J & K now?

Anonymous said...

The kids looked miserable. They hate being dragged out in front of all those people.

Obviously, they are going to adopt so Kate and have a baby in the house again and make an episode out of it. All those kids are is a paycheck to them.

Kate is one of those mothers who just likes them as babies, once they grow up and have personal opinions and can talk back, then she has no use for them.

Anonymous said...

Does Kate's hair bother anybody else but me? What is with it?! Long on one side, short on the other and spikey in the back. It just looks like something went wrong. Maybe I am just not in style.

Interesting how the kids can miss school for stuff like this.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see Collin swipe Aaden on the head - ouch! And Alexis crying and Jon whispering to her to stop? I really couldn't hear alot of what they were saying to Mark and Kelly because of all the kids in front of them crying & talking, much less see them with those giant crayons - but that's okay. I got the whole idea behind the appearance - damage control.

There was no mention of the book (good thing) no mention of their series on DVD or of their speaking engagements.

I thought this exchange was funny:

The whole appearance was just p.r. motivated and solely for the purpose of damage control and to show Kate fake smiling with her newly whitened teeth and Jon sitting and refereeing the children bickering.

Oh and they did mention that they wanted to adopt when Kelly asked if they wanted more children. But Kelly had to ask them TWICE if they wanted more kids. The first time they both ignored her. The second time Jon whispered to Kate, "go ahead Kate."

Kelly asked if the kids have playdates and Kate kinda glossed over it to have the answer directed more towards the twins and didn't really answer if the little ones have playdates or not. She said if there are playdates for the twins she requests they be at their friends houses and not hers. Kate also said they tend to scare kids that come to their house?

Oh and it was 49 degrees this morning in NYC - I have NO idea why Kate was dressed to accomodate a hot summer day! The kids and Jon were dressed in long sleeves and jeans.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that the book was never mentioned. I would think that the promotion of the book would have been one of the main reasons to go on the show. Isn't that what authors do? Hmmmm, I wonder if certain topics were avoided due to negative email the show received.

Anonymous said...

ladyj I totally agree with your post.
Also, the name tags....I don't know....maybe backstage, people had to address them for some reason. But it sort of seems like you need a label because you're just a part of a big group. They are all old enough to express who they are.
I personally thought it was a laugh for the public, as the kids were meandering around and looking blankly at the cameras and bumping into each other, etc...and obviously the staff had put down toys, etc...to keep the kids occupied. I only WISH that they had given them large posters and plenty of markers! HAHAHAHA
But it was very telling that Kate kept motioning for them to sit down, because they were blocking the camera and she wasn't being seen! SO obvious!
Also, the "president" comment was planned ahead, with Mady quickly piping up and listing who is running for president. She is obviously prompted for spots like that. When they first entered the stage, she sat on the mat and did her usual "harrrrumph!" and folded her arms.
I noticed that more damage congrol about fighting was included. Kate claimed that NOW their main problem is fighting -- then showed a clip from, what 1.5 or 2 years ago with the kids biting and bashing????? Helllloooooo that behavior should have been snuffed out by now, Kate. She also motioned for Mady to turn around and face the camera instead of Kelly when Kelly asked her a question. Do you think Mady wants to be directed this way? Think about it. If someone on a program asked YOU a question, would you turn AWAY from them and look at a camera? Kate needs to know that it would be "natural" for the child to face the person she was talking to. It's the PROGRAM's responsibility to get the correct camera angle.
Kate has just plain gone over the edge. It was a noisy, confusing, worthless interview.

Anonymous said...

I think if Kate wants to adopt ONE baby, so she can play with it....she needs to VOLUNTEER to watch someone else's baby to get it out of her system.
Just think: She can be giving back at the same time as satisfying her urge to nurture "just one" baby.
She NEEDS to give back, more than she NEEDS another baby.

Anonymous said...

Kelly: If you had to pick what you think your kids will achieve or what they will become, do you see any early personality traits that you think, any early fighter pilots, cheerleader????

Mark: President of the United States????

Kate: I don't know.

Jon:

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Kelly: Are you going to have to pay for all these weddings?

Kate: We don't say the College word or Wedding word in our house.

Kelly: You're going to have to keep this TLC show going for as long as possible.

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Hmph.

Sharla said...

From Lori:
J&K and the 8 kids were on Regis and Kelly this morning and she said on there that they plan (want to) adopt another child. I don't think she said where, but I know she said they want to adopt.

But watching them on Regis and Kelly, Kate looked like she didn't want to be there. I don't know if the kids were distracting her but she was not friendly at all and acted very cold.

Plus, no mention of the book was made at all.

Anonymous said...

Re: J & K's appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly.
Kelly really hit the nail on the head when she said to Kate, 'you have every one fooled'. Although Kelly's response had nothing to do with the fact that J & K are, IMO child exploiting scam artists, there was a moment of unease in the faces of J & K.

Anonymous said...

Not only did Kate look like she didn't want to be there, but the kids did too. Cara looked half asleep and the little ones immediately started fighting over and whining about the toys that were laid out for them. You would think that they would put out 6 (or 8) of the same toy so that there would be no fighting.

On the plus side, Mady was very cute when Kelly asked her about being the president when she grows up! She said George Washington was the first president, Abe Lincoln was the 16th and that McCain and Obama are running right now. Too cute!!

Anonymous said...

What is up with those kids being so unruly and fighting all the time, every time they are on a talk show? You'd think by now, since they are ALL older, Kon would have taught them public manners and how to sit quietly while in front of an audience. I can see them now, sitting in their preschool class, hitting each other and still fighting, and probably hitting other kids as well. Mady and Cara are far too old to have been as distracting as they were while their parents were being interviewed. But you can only blame the parents. They did absolutley nothing to control them and just sat there like they were zombies. Perhaps they had to actually lug the children all the way to NY all by themselves this time and were exhausted for real.

And I've held my tongue til now...but come on Kate. That hair!
Girlfriend could be so much more attractive if it weren't for that distraction on her head.

Anonymous said...

No. What Kate said on Regis & Kelly is that she would like to some day adopt a child. Not that they plan to do it. There is a difference.

In any case, their whole segment was worthless. The kids were playing with the toys and you couldn't see J&K or Kelly or Mark for that matter. There was very little discussion of anything. And yes, both J&K looked ridiculously uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that the moment Mady sad down on the mat she did her usual folded arms and huffy look. Then she loosened up when Cara moved around the large crayon behind her. Kate's only desire on the show was to be seen and heard, and you will notice that about 4 times, she motioned for the kids to sit down. (She could see in the monitor that they were in front of her!) Then, when Kelly asked about their future careers, obviously, it was planned. Kate asked "Who wants to be president?" and Mady volunteered. When asked about her choice, Mady (appropriately) stood facing Kelly when answering; and Kate immediately swirled around her finger, trying to tell her to face the camera with her answer. She must be the original stage mother from Hell. Then Kelly invited Mady to sit next to her and answer, which would make her more within camera range.
But, seriously, what mother would direct her daughte to answer someone's question by turning her back to the interviewer? She's trying SOOOOOOOO hard to get them into show biz.
But she fails to see what she is doing. Very sad.
And it was a poor interview.
God help that baby that ends up being adopted by them

Anonymous said...

I watched Regis & Kelly, too. The adults sat on low stools talking to Kelly and husband Mark Consuelos while the children played with huge pencils and crayons. At times you could not see J&K. Not a good choice of toys. I wonde if they toys will go home with the family...somehow I think not.

K's hair was long in front and spiked in back, very blond. Jon's hair looked the same...did the hair transplant not take. The older girls sat on stools. Cara played with a large pencil, but Mady did not. I saw Collin hit one of the other boys following a clip of the boys and girls hitting each other. Funny.

Towards the end of the show there was an ad for Leapfrog, not V-tech. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

But watching them on Regis and Kelly, Kate looked like she didn't want to be there. I don't know if the kids were distracting her but she was not friendly at all and acted very cold.

I agree. Neither J nor K were very engaging during the interview. IMO, they both came across as boring and at times uneasy and ill prepared in their responses to questions asked. When asked about their daily routine, you would think, at this point, they would be capable of answering the question without a thought process and stumbling over their words. Jon attemped to answer the question, but Kate in true form interrupted him mid thought.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see this appearance. However, I am astounded that these two want to adopt! I seem to recall from their previous website that they turned down the opportunity to adopt a baby (post twins I think) because it was not the "right time" after "prayerful" consideration. So, is it the right time when they already have 8 children?! I can't believe that God is telling them to do this unless God is tlc. Why bring another child into this awful mix? Just because they can afford to buy a child now does not mean it is the right thing to do. Is it going to be just another toy for the children and Kate? Come on.

Anonymous said...

Re: J & K's appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly.
Kelly really hit the nail on the head when she said to Kate, 'you have every one fooled'. Although Kelly's response had nothing to do with the fact that J & K are, IMO child exploiting scam artists, there was a moment of unease in the faces of J & K.

Anonymous said...

Did you see Mady smack Alexis in the eye with the giant red crayon and the audience noticing by acknowleding with "awwwww." Alexis walked to Jon holding her eye.

Judy said...

Oh to be a fly in the Consuelos house to hear what they have to say about J&K.

I think Kelly just seems to be more of a laid back mom who wants her kids to just have fun and be kids.

Kate acts like she's the puppeteer in the Gosselin puppet show :(

Anonymous said...

I didnt watch and wont support anything they are on. I really have zero tolerance for Kate mostly, but Jon is close behind for being a total wuss.

They dont take care of the kids they do have, but they want to adopt? Maybe they should ask permission from the helpers that actually do take care of their kids, if they want one more added to the mix. GOD help any child that is adopted by them.It should not be allowed.

Anonymous said...

If you have a DVR and taped this, rewatch the part when Kelly says to Kate you have everyone fooled. Kon both have this kinda surprised look on their face when Kelly says the part about fooling everyone until she finishes the sentence:

"you know, i have to say, you really make it look easy, you have fooled us all into this sense of...I know, I have three and we are out of control in our house."

Something tells me that Mark and Kelly's kids aren't out of control and J&K kids are.

Anonymous said...

I did not see the show but do remember Julie saying that Kate dissed Kelly Ripa at some TLC event. I wonder if that had anything to do with Kate being so cold.

hellokitty said...

I'm watching it right now and it does seem awfully awkward.

hellokitty said...

(Sorry for the double post.)
Okay, I just finished watching.

Kelly asked "Will you have to pay for all of these weddings?" and Jon leaned over to Kate and said:

"She just swore at us. That's not allowed." and he laughed like it was their inside joke. Did he mean because the words "You" and "Pay" were in the same sentence?

kelly s said...

what the hell was the point of them being on that show. you could hardly see or hear them. the only things i noticed were J&K's hair. Jon is looking really bald from the back to the middle of head. maybe that tranplant didnt work. i guess as the saying "you get what you pay for". Kates hair looked too poofy in back and too long in front and way too blonde. they hardly said anything. i want them to get on a show, where they are hit with uncomfortable question. come on J&K, quit sugar-coating answers and only accept questions that are basically meaningless answers.

Now adopting another kid. another kid for jenny take care of, another kid that they will need donations for. Why dont you concentrate on the ones you have and GET MADY HELP for her horrible behavior.

Hambone said...

Not meaning to change the subject, but not sure where else to post this.

People Magazine article is huge. They comment on the nastiness of bloggers and Kate says it upsets her and that she wishes 8 kids on everyone who has time to write about them.

They do plan to adopt a Korean baby and want a girl. Kate already has a middle name picked out.

Mady and Cara get comments
( apparently negative ) about the show from kids at school.

They say there are rooms in the house that are off limits to the cameras. Mady and Cara's is off limits ( really? ).

They asked the kids if they want to be a normal family, where Kon would go to work and they would have to spend all day in daycare, and the kids chose to keep doing the family job. Kate said they work very hard all day, every day.

At their wedding renewal show, Cara was Jon's best "woman" and Mady was maid of honor. No mention at all of other family.

Kate's parents chose not to be involved. Her siblings do not want to be in the spotlight, and Kate said they just don't understand her and Jon. Jon said his mom lives too far away and they just don't see her anymore.

Kate was compared to Old Mother Hubbard and not very much at all like Carol Brady.

~ In my humble opinion, I think the writer of the article is on to them big time and was trying to professionally expose as much as possible without being rude. The writer talked of the thousands of dollars they have made from the show, endorsements,speaking engagements, DVDs....and mentioned criticism from online bloggers, the freebies, the fighting, and a LOT of what is discussed at GWoP.

Natasha said...

The video of the Regis & Kelly appearance is up on YouTube.

Add me to the list of astounded that Jon and Kate would consider adopting after already having 8 kids. It's hard enough to give 8 enough attention!

elleroy said...

My thoughts - yeah, the hair is Flock of Seagulls gone very, very wrong. When Mark told Kate she looked "fabulous", Kate looked herself over, ran her hands down her legs and said "aw thanks". ick. I couldn't believe the irony of Kelly's comment about having eveyone fooled. Didn't notice J & K's reactions though.
It really made me angry to hear Kelly extol the virtues of J & K's wonderful parenting and that they made it all look so easy. When they were asked if they would have to pay for all those weddings, I almost choked on my coffee. Of course not, they don't pay for ANYTHING. They figure some scam out even then. They mentioned adoption and that really floors me, although I've heard them say it before, but she is still on that subject. She wants more kids, she wants a dog, she wants just one baby, a vacation to Hawaii.....awn and awn. Hey Kate, I don't know if you're aware of this but kids are not possessions. Got that?? The president thing with Mady was just stupid imho. She had clearly been prompted and if not, so what if she knows who's running and who the first and 16th presidents were? My son knew that when he was 7 too. Kelly acted like Mady was the next Doogie frickin' Howser. Look, I think the kids are all adorable and I think Mady is one smart cookie. But really, there is nothing so unbelievably special about this family other than their size. Perhaps Mady was kept away from the giant pencil because she had thoughts of poking someone in the eye with it? (just joking - couldn't resist.) I didn't get the idea that J & K didn't want to be there though.
When they came back from break, Kate appeared very animated and was fervently chatting up Mark and Kelly. I think they might have been nervous.
As often as they speak in public, they still are just the average Joe made public through the magic of reality TV. They're not actors. And they're certainly not sophisticated or intelligent by any stretch of the imagination.

Jennifer said...


They do plan to adopt a Korean baby and want a girl. Kate already has a middle name picked out.


But of course they would want a girl! What else would be expect from Kate at this point?

It's just so ludicrous that a couple whose entire livelihood is predicated on the "fact" that they are strained to the limit in terms of time, energy, money with 8 children would have the audacity to tell the public that they plan to add to their load.

Or are they banking on the fact that they can exploit the humanitarian angle of adopting a child in need? And why didn't they adopt 4 years ago instead of deciding to pursue an artificial procedure that carries a high risk of multiples?


They asked the kids if they want to be a normal family, where Kon would go to work and they would have to spend all day in daycare, and the kids chose to keep doing the family job. Kate said they work very hard all day, every day.


Right, because those are the only options. Is there some reason that Kate, with her nursing degree, can't work night shifts while Jon works a traditional job?

I just love the kids..... said...

I thought they looked like they didn't want to be there, maybe uninterested? Maybe, just maybe they didn't get the royal treatment (limo sent for them, 5 star accommodations, rich foods etc) and no freebies. Yes that is it!!! They didn't get their butts kissed and no freebies!!!!

Anonymous said...

We all know Kate's not a morning person and she's doing a morning show!

Anonymous said...

At first I thought the question about Presidents to Mady was spontaneous, but then if you look at Kate when Mady is talking, she is clearly going over the answers in her head, almost mouthing the answers as Mady says them. I bet they included Mady in the interview chair (why else would Kelly say to Mady, "I know you HATE this chair!") to avoid any meltdowns on her part and for what this whole appearance was about - damage control!

Anonymous said...

If they are thinking about adopting they should consider a child with special needs. Can you imagine the number of children languishing in Korean foster homes and orphanages who will never be adopted due to special needs. The majority of adopters only want children who are healthy.

Better yet Kate and Jon should consider volunteering to rock babies in the NICU or look after someone else's multiples. With the six in preschool I would think that J&K could go to a hospital close to the preschool and volunteer at the NICU. Preschool is usually 2.5 hours...plenty of time to volunteer and give back.

Are you listening Jon & Kate?

Anonymous said...

Kelly asked them what their mornings are like and Jon said he's the one who gets them all ready in the mornings. Kate said, once again that she is not a morning person. You'd think after 8 kids, 8 years now being a parent, she'd be a morning person. I bet all the moms across the country wish they had a "Jon" to do all the morning "stuff." Blech.

Anonymous said...

I was glad that Kelly asked about the kids having play dates with children outside the family. I always wondered that myself. Something tells me these kids don't have friends outside the home. Perhaps with the shoe horn rationalized reason that there are so many playmates in the family. It seems like neither the twins nor the tups even had a real birthday party this year.

And just whom was Kate referring to when she too-specifically described the twins anonymous friends as either only children or youngest children with siblings in college. That latter odd specification seems oddly like the situation at old friend Beth's house. But if Beth is on the outs then I suppose that the twins have lost Talia as a friend too.

Perhaps that is why they are moving (are they still moving?) because they no longer have ties where they are now anyway. (No more Aunt Jodi, no more Beth.)

Barbara said...

I posted on another thread about another comment in the People article and would like to repeat it here. Jon claims he was a "network engineer" when he and Kate met. What a joke. My husband is a computer/aerospace engineer and I know for a rock solid fact you do not get a degree in engineering without a full term college degree. There is no engineer out there who took a few hours of classes to become an engineer. That is a slap in the face to all the people out there who worked their butts off to get those degrees. They're not easy. Just more lies from the queen and king of arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please scan and post the people magazine article?
I think that it is crazy that they want to adopt another child. If they want to wish 8 kids on everyone that criticizes them. What are they trying to say is having eight kids too much for them? Then why on earth would they want to add one more child into the mix? I think that this couples scam is slowly coming to light. I think the consquence of this couples ever growing greed is going to turn some of their faithful sheeple away. ie the new house, and the new baby. Who wants to watch this couple with their unruly children frolic in a huge mansion. This moves away from the initial purpose of the show. People want to see a couple they can relate to. The average American families are not millionaires. How on earth do they plan on keeping this show going once they move? They are not going to need quaters for the crew in their new house. Because their will not be another season.
On a side not some of Kons sheeple think that by adopting a new baby they are giving back to the community. Do they not remember what Kate said when Kon wanted to keep the free nurse. Kate said that she could take care of her childrens physical needs but she alone could not take care of her childrens emotional needs. That is very telling. So why adopt another child? Kate Greedy Gosselin.

Ilovemykids said...

What kind of people are Jon and Kate that they can lie so easily and so often?

Anonymous said...

You know what Kate? There are alot of mothers who aren't "morning persons", but they get their butts out of bed and get their kids ready for school. What makes you so special?

Anonymous said...

I think that the fact that the twins are being treated negatively at school by their peers is enough reason alone to stop this circus. They are millionairs now. They do not need to become a bigger brand. When more negative information starts to come out their sponsors are going to drop them in a quick minute. This couple is working their way to becoming the most hated couple in America. Does Jim and Tammy Faye Baker sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

Adopt a baby? Who do they think they are? Brad and Angie??

allison parker said...

I hope that they won't be allowed to adopt! They keep complaining how hard is it to raise 8 kids and now they want more? Kate doesn't even take care of her own kids, how would she be able to take care of someone who isn't even hers?
Also, if they can't afford for college and wedding of the kids, then it won't be fair to their kids to share whatever fund they have with another one!
Please someone intervene, this family is messed up! They can't even stop their kids from hitting each other!

elle said...

Man, that was awkward. Why the small chairs? Why not have them in tall chairs, and the kids in front, or even better, off to the side? Why the awful, oversized toys? I feel like there was just too much chaos for it to be worthwhile.

The Presidents thing had me cringing. Too well-rehearsed, down to the "I know you hate this chair."

Anonymous said...

In response to: "Plus, no mention of the book was made at all."

Im am suspecting that J & K are under a 'dont ask dont tell' advicement from their PR team. In other words, sure it would be great publicity to discuss their upcoming book release, but we dont need to open the 'where is Beth' and 'what were Beth's contributions to the book' can of worms.
Even during their segment on Live with Regis this morning, J & K did not initiate any additional conversation other then their round about responses to the questions asked. As many do on Live with Regis, J & K could have ceased the opportunity to promote their book, DVD, new season of J & K + 8, but for some reason they appeared uninterested and served no real purpose for being on the show.

Anonymous said...

It's already on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjnkvQMsgk

And I could swear that Mark announces Hannah as "Hanny."

Anonymous said...

I dont understand the reasoning behind the Live with Regis production staff placing 5 foot crayons on the stage for the children to play with? It was not only distracting from a viewer point of view, but not a very practical 'toy'(object) to place among 6, 4 year old children who have a reputation of hitting each other with any object within reach.

Anonymous said...

OK, I just watched the clip on You Tube. I could hardly even see J&K behind all of that stuff. Stupid questions, stupid answers. What was the point.

It bothers me to no end that Kate looks so good. She gives all of us 'still in our jammies wearing yesterday's makeup mommies' a bad name.

LadyJ said...

I also find it interesting that when Alexis got hurt, she went right to Jon. He is the "nurturer" in the family. He gets them up in the morning and seemingly is the one to bathe them before bed and is also the kisser for boo boos. I feel that says a lot about kate's motherly role. When my daughter falls down it is almost pure instinct that she looks around and raises her little hands for me to hold her. I noticed that Jon is the one in the G family that does that. I find that a little sad for the kids. I really do not think they should adopt another child. Try to give the children you have as much of YOU as you can before they grow up and can do/think for themselves...J and K will wish (kate more so) they had been more invested in quality time with their children instead of making a quick buck off of them.

Anonymous said...

Personally I thought it was a mess from beginning to end. J+K looked very ill at ease and the kids immediately began fighting and running around. It was hard to concentrate on what was being said and even Kelly and Mark appeared to be "on eggshells". I wonder if there were strict instructions as to what was to be said/asked...it just seemed very robotic between the adults and out-of-control as usual for the kids.

sabrinasmom said...
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sabrinasmom said...

Kate seemed a bit bothered by something.

Didn't Julie post something about Kate being rude to Kelly previously?

Anonymous said...

Boring, boring, boring. I couldn't even watch the whole thing. I'm sick of them.

Anonymous said...

What was the point of this appearance? No mention of a book, the DVDs nor their speaking engagements.

It's odd that someone has a book coming out and people go on Regis and Kelly all the time to pimp their books yet Kon don't mention it at all?

Weird.

Anonymous said...

The adopted baby will be Jon & Kate's version of "Cousin Oliver".

Anonymous said...

When Mark asked Jon about what is a typical day like, and Kate as always interrupted, she said "work" after getting the kids ready for school (Jon never said anything else other than preparing the kids for school, breakfast, playtime coz I guess he is not as thick faced as Kate, and he would not want to mention he also has time to go to the gym and play golf), what exactly did Kate mean by "work?" other than them being filmed constantly? And yes, I agree Kate's hair looked horrible.
On the other hand, the kids are really growing. They are not chubby toddlers anymore. Hannah is looking so pretty! I like her long hair, though Alexis has always been my favorite.
I don't get what's the deal with Mady knowing who the first and 16th presidents were. With Obama and McCain, she should know that, that's current events and one should always get informed and involved with what's going on in the country.
I guess they didn't plan the set up really well as the kids were blocking Jon, Kate, Mark and Kelly.
About the adoption thing, Kate, give me a break. You want another kid so you have another one to complain about!

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out why they would have adults (any of them) sit on toddler stools. Cleary even the bigger kids (Mady) didn't like sitting in them. My butt would barely fit on one of those chairs. I can understand them wanting to be at the children's level, but I think regular chairs would have been just as effective. With the chairs so little, and the kids and their toys being so big, it just wasn't a good tv interview. You would think the producers would have thought that out a bit before doing it live.

Anonymous said...

Kate tried her best to keep motioning for the kids to sit down; because they were blocking her from being filmed. HAHAHA
Kate -- Actors and directors will always tell you "Don't work with kids or animals." (Because they steal the show)
Kate REALLY wants to be the star.
Sorry, Kate
I'm not worried that she will see this and get hurt feelings, because they "never" look at posts.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with what everyone is saying. Jon and Kate did not exude any personality or friendliness at all. Jon hardly spoke and when he did, Kate started talking over him. I also noticed how Jon did say he was the one to get up early in the morning. This is contrary to what Kate had said in the Woman's Day article where she says they all are up early and she is packing lunches, etc. I don't think so. I almost fell off of my chair when she stated they wanted to adopt! Surely that cannot be allowed to happen. Kate's hair is just bizarre. The kids looked grim. They must get so tired of being brought out like a circus side show.

Sue said...

I watched the episode too. I thought Kelly and Mark's gushing over them and their billboard was like nails on a chalkboard. Kates hair??!! OMG!! It looked like my son's hair when he'd wake up from his nap...frizzy and smooshed in the back,flat and sweaty in the front. Definite bedhead! The questions and answers were all rehearsed. The same ones over and over: "How do you do it!?" "What's your daily routine?" "Do you have to pay for weddings or colleges?" OMG you "poor things with 8 kids" Blah! Blah! Blah! "I couldn't handle what you do!!" "You are so super and I am such a bad parent!!" No reality whatsoever. Truthfully it makes me take a second look at Regis and Kelly. I would think that Mark or Kelly would ask some real questions.

Also, those kids are at an age where their behavior should be a real concern for these parents. No excuses! Hitting each other should be a deal breaker. With all the prep and rehearsed answers, you would think someone would've brought those kids onto the stage earlier to rehearse their behavior!

Anonymous said...

The only reason Kate wants another kid is to keep this gravy train going for as long as possible but for some strange reason I doubt she'll be getting all the freebies for this "one" that she did for the six.

Anonymous said...

*Maybe J&K were so uncomfortable because they read everything about them on the internet and knew how many people were disgusted by their appearance and wrote letters. Perhaps they were rightly embarrassed that Kelly probably knew about all those letters. Also, if she was rude to Kelly in the past maybe she feared a tough question.
*I'm sure they also wanted to go to NY just for the sake of more free trips and stuff..but their publishing company probably required it for the book tour. Even if they are probably not allowed to talk about it lest someone ask who the co-author is, they still need the exposure.
*I'm also not a morning person by any means, but it's not working, Kate! You chose to be a mom, you STILL have to get up and take care of them!
*Is it any wonder if Jon's hair transplant didn't take? He was so vain that he put that stocking cap on right away and messed it up as soon as it was done against everyone's (even Queen Kate's) orders!
*Yes, another baby would give her more to complain about because the fact that these kids are now over 4 and going to school makes it seem like her job's not all that hard. No wonder she made them hold onto potty chairs, etc, for sooo long.It gives her more sympathy when she can say she's got a baby to take care of.

blueyedangel1207 said...

Mady and Cara get comments
( apparently negative ) about the show from kids at school.

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That is just so sad to hear. You would think that if your kids were being made fun or, talked down to, or getting any type of negative comments made to the from their peers that the parents would step in and do something about it.

What a shame and I feel so bad for those girls.

blueyedangel1207 said...

You know what Kate? There are alot of mothers who aren't "morning persons", but they get their butts out of bed and get their kids ready for school. What makes you so special?

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ITA! I'm not a morning person at all but I am also a single mom with 2 kids in school that I have to get ready. And yes, it may not be 8, but I would think that if I did have 8 kids I would be up with them to get them ready and see them off.

keepinitreal said...

About the adoption thing, Kate, give me a break. You want another kid so you have another one to complain about!

Personally, I think the adoption thing is because they have to find something to keep the show interesting. The tups are getting older - the cuteness factor is weaning. When Kate was musing the "silence" she is probably worrying about what she needs to to do to sustain the show. To even begin to think that adopting a child will be the bandaid for the dam, is disgusting. Goes to show you what kind of mentality they both have. I don't believe for one moment that adopting a child from Korea is for legitimate reasons - it's just another marketing ploy - "get a dog" or "adopt a baby" - same difference.

Anonymous said...

Any social worker worth their degree would not approve this family for a homestudy to adopt a child at this point.

I have one daughter from China and have looked into S. Korea for my second. First off, all the agencies I have checked into are no longer accepting applications that specify boy or girl. Boys are most often referred, not girls, so they would have to be open to either sex. Secondly they do not qualify (unless they can get an exception of some sort because of Jons heritage) S. Korea does not allow any more than 5 children in the home including the future child to be adopted.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only reason Kate wants another kid is to keep this gravy train going for as long as possible but for some strange reason I doubt she'll be getting all the freebies for this "one" that she did for the six.

I think it is interesting that the J & K 'baby talk' comes at a time when the tups are the same age that the twins were when J & K wanted 'just one more'. IMO, it stands to reason that Kate's attention span with children runs on average about newborn thru age 3. As much as J & K comment on the challenges and difficulties in raising 8 children, IMO they havent even begun to venture in to the age group where the challanges of parenting are most stressful and difficult, ie tween and teen years, peer pressure, driving, dating, sex/drugs rebellion, etc. Let's see how 'understanding' J & K are towards their own children in about 10-13 years.

keepinitreal said...

The only reason Kate wants another kid is to keep this gravy train going for as long as possible but for some strange reason I doubt she'll be getting all the freebies for this "one" that she did for the six.

I have a feeling that a baby girl from Korea is already on her way. Legitimate or not, I am sure this will happen.

I also predict the freebies and adulation will continue.

The angle will be presented as

"SuperMom even after all that she's been through, has the courage to bring in one more."

Sad. Sad. Sad.

Anonymous said...

You're right about the ages. When the kids are 3 to 4, she then wants to hold a baby again.
Maybe she could hold Joel more. How about that, Kate?
Maybe she could hold all of the boys more and go on special outings with them. Not as much fun as rocking a newborn?
I don't agree with everything that Rosie O'Donnell expouses, however I will give her credit: When it came to adopting -- she said that she would take ANYTHING. That meant boy, girl, handicaps, it didn't matter to her. She said that one time in an interview. Other people were asking how she got her kids so quickly. Because she was open to any situation and she didn't show a preference.
Wake up Kate!
I think, honestly, that instead of going through a Korean adoption agency, etc...she will use her connections to the labor/delivery department where she used to work, to be on the lookout for a child that meets her specifications. You just watch. It will be a private adoption from someone she has a connection with.
And, by the way, they COULD adopt an American child, which would closely match her. Her children are not even half Korean....so just saying that they would adopt a Korean child doesn't make any more sense than adopting an American one, which looks like her, as far as skin, hair, etc...
Well, nevermind the hair...you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Just watched it on YouTube. It's disgusting - parading those kids around like circus performers. How warped! And what is with Queen Bee's hair?? It looks ridiculous. It's totally platinum now and that outgrowth of hair on top and in the back looks bizarre. But, I really think she believes that she is a "celebrity," "TV star", etc. She thinks the hair is "celebrity hair." Also,I never liked Regis and Kelly. I think they are both dolts. Kelly confirmed that again on today's show. I have no use for KON. I used to find them so utterly mean, tacky, ignorant, and wildly incompetent that they were hard not to watch(like a train wreck). But they have escalated far beyond that and I keep asking myself - when is someone going to cut them off? I keep hoping they will "off" themselves by that fatal error in judgement I keep waiting for!

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that a baby girl from Korea is already on her way. Legitimate or not, I am sure this will happen.

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I think so too. I can't imagine them talking about it like they did today, and in print in People Magazine and not have it guaranteed to happen. They're probably in the process of it now, but I do think it's already in the works.

I think it will all coincide with Kate's mentioning in a previous TLC episode about them all retracing Jon's roots. They'll go to Korea to spend more of TLC's money, and then pick up said baby girl as a nice little souvenir for Kate to parade in front of the cameras. Sad.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comments on Kate's hair. If that's "in style" then I will stay out of style, thank-you-very-much! Ish!

Ravello said...

I saw the show. This was the worst appearance ever by Kate, in terms of personal appearance and personality. The porcupine hairdo did nothing for her and her attitude totally turned me off. Talk about a cold fish.
Kate , take a good look at yourself, the kids are going to be so embarassed by you and I dont mean just by your hair.

Jon was friendly and somewhat warm and agree he is the kid's caregiver and nurturer. Has been since the show started. Jon is not perfect but he does love his kids and they certainly love him.

I don't believe for a minute the KONS are going to adopt but they mention it at every appearance. Even when they do love offerings. I think they mention it to endear themselves to sheeple "oh they are so wonderful, now they want to adopt".

Anonymous said...

"Her children are not even half Korean....so just saying that they would adopt a Korean child doesn't make any more sense than adopting an American one, which looks like her, as far as skin, hair, etc..."

But then again, Kate has stated that 'she has always wanted to be Korean' IMO in the warped fantasy driven mind that is Kate, adopting a Korean child will bring her one step closer to Korean her 'identity'.

Anonymous said...

Kelly said it best right at the end: You've fooled us all

Amen sista, amen.

MomOfThree said...

I think the "Anonymous" poster who said that the Korean baby girl has already been "ordered" and that the family will retrace Jon's roots, visit Korea and bring back a "little souvenir" has hit the nail on the head!!!! Think about it...they have already picked out her middle name? As far back as the trip to the Hershey Medical Center, the kids already knew of her impending arrival. It wasn't spoken of as "someday"; it was said that "We ARE getting a baby" and "Yes, we are getting a baby". As for getting around the Korean government's adoption requirements, perhaps the baby is that of a relative of Jon's and the adoption would be considered "private" and not subject to the stringent regulations of adopting an orphan from an orphanage. I don't know if this is even a possibility. Maybe somebody who has adopted from Korea can shed some light?

Anonymous said...

First time poster long time lerker! Kate and jon were a bit anoyed. I am not sure if it is because it was not about them because of the way the set was or because the children acted like they did not want to be there. After that I am sure that Kate and Jon laid into the kids! I would have liked to be a fly on the wall.

Anonymous said...

please do not let these to very unmaternal and paternal people adopt. that is pure child abuse.

Mom2Molly&Michael said...

The idea of Jon and Kate adopting now or in the future is absolute child abuse. The eight children they have are beyond starved for individual attention. Kate is not the kind of mother that be eight children or two children she is not in my opinion maternal. Like some women and men she does not see her children as people. Please let someone who has bever had the priveledge of raising a child have that "future Baby!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Kate is as dumb as a bag of rocks. Did she really say most of the twin's friends have brothers/sisters in college? How many 2nd graders have college age siblings? The twins were acting so odd, there is something up with them but I can't put my finger on it. Jon was a real asset to the interview,huh? He is cute though, I have to say.

Anonymous said...

ANON said: Did she really say most of the twin's friends have brothers/sisters in college? How many 2nd graders have college age siblings?
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Kate never makes any sense whatsoever whenever she talks. She is so enamored with her own voice and "celebrity" I think she just makes crap up as she talks without regard to reality. It seems similar to the kind of confabulation of long-term alcoholics when their brains are literally destroyed by alcohol. And I'm sure Kate isn't even a real drinker!

Anonymous said...

When I, once again, heard Kate mention that she isn't a morning person, it really bothered me. You know what, Kate?? I'm so not a morning person either, but I have a 9 year old, a 7 year old and and one on the way and I get up every weekday morning at 6:30 (not much later on the weekends!)to make my children breakfast and see them off to school every day. Why? Because I'm their MOM and I care about them and I want to see them before they go off to school for 8 hours each day. It really bothered me more when Jon was working outside the home and he would get up and get Mady and Cara ready for school. I don't work outside the home but my husband does. I would never expect him to do that every day when he's trying to get himself out the door as well, since I'm a stay at home mom. I can't believe that she wouldn't want to see her children in the morning before they to school... I feel bad for Mady and Cara.

buddhadoesntdeliver said...

"they have already picked out her middle name?"

Yes - "investment", "cash", "goldmine" or "safety net" - they haven't decided yet.

Anonymous said...

Is there a section on the website where we can see upcoming TV/magazine appearances? Would have loved to see the Regis & Kelly show. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I think the answer she gave about the playdates/twins/college had to do with the fact that she wasn't expecting that kind of question. She pulled that answer out of her, um, head, wasn't prepared for it and was quickly referred to her (past) experience with Mady and Cara and Talia. In my opinion, they all don't have playdates but she couldn't say that for the critics out there who think the kids don't get away from each other at all and have relationships with other children outside of their home.

And of course there are not many kids in first grade with college-age siblings. Except of course, Talia.

Barb said...

Here again is the link to today's Kelly and Regis show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjnkvQMsgk

Anonymous said...

Did Threefarmers see this? Would love to read one of her reviews on this appearance!

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, that was awful and made me feel uncomfortable! The show films live at 9, so I assume they all had to be up at the crack of dawn to be dressed and ready to go. No wonder Kate and the kids looked so miserable. I live in NY and yes, it was cold, but if you're from the Northeast this is not the time to whip out the winter coats yet! I wore flip-flops and a short sleeve shirt today and was fine!

I cant imagine adopting a child when I already had 8 and always say that I am overwhelmed and what not.

I dont have a problem with the kids having such a close bond to Jon, he is their father and the primary caregiver. Why is that different than when a mother is? I have four girls and my second oldest has a super strong bond with her father and if she gets hurt she normally goes for him. Does that make me a bad mom?

Anonymous said...

"She said if there are playdates for the twins she requests they be at their friends houses and not hers."

It is really heartbreaking that the twins cannot even have friends over. Maybe the friends' parents don't want their kids at KON's - I know I'd have to think twice before I let my kids go over there.

michelle said...

I did not watch the show. I refused.
How was she snooty? Examples?
Maybe she also was this way because she was aware of all the negative postings about their upcoming appearance on the show? I highly doubt that they don't read these postings. How was Jon's behavior?

How was Pennmommy related to the Gosselin family. Did they know her kids?- Jason?
My heart goes out to Pennmommy and her family. A tragic loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I find the comments on the YouTube video rather funny. They are all positive and many are from people named "leahandcarafanxo", "alexishannahandleah" and Gosselinsbiggestfan1", etc. Ironically the comment I posted there has been removed. I guess they didn't like the fact that I mentioned the Regis and Kelly show are helping to exploit these children even more.

Anonymous said...

I bet that the parents of any child that wants to have a playdate at their house has to sign a waiver agreeing to allow them on TV in whatever capacity the producers want and maybe even something that says whatever is seen in the house must remain confidential. I would never send my kid to a house where I had to do something like that. If they want to put their kids on TV that is their choice, but it is not one I would make!!

ThreeFarmers said...

Can you imagine what it would be like to have Kate as your Mother-In-Law?

I'd rather eat nails.

Anonymous said...

I happened to catch J&K when they came on Regis & Kelly at about 9:30 but I also DVR'd the show in case I was out running errands or busy with my son.

Anyways, I watched it from the beginning and noticed when Mark and Kelly came out to do their little speial in the beginning that it said the show was previously recorded.

So, I'm thinking it could have been done the day before or heck even a week before. I know the outfits the kids had on came from Gymboree and that line was out at the beginning of September. I am on a Gymboree message board and there was gossip on there a few weeks ago that someone saw Kate in her local Gymbo buying (more like just signing) for those outfits along with other outfits.

blueyedangel1207 said...

I have a feeling that a baby girl from Korea is already on her way. Legitimate or not, I am sure this will happen.

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I kind of have this feeling as well. I don't think they would have said anything on national TV or even put it out there in People magazine if it wasn't in the process.

Aunt Connie said...

Just thinking here ...

If Jon and Kate's family and friends are no longer a part of their lives, and if they do move to a new home in an isolated area, and if those little kids are home schooled, all they will have are one another.

Anonymous said...

How was Pennmommy related to the Gosselin family. Did they know her kids?- Jason?

PennMommy was a former volunteer for the Gosselins and attended the same church. Jason was her son. He died yesterday of complications from a ruptured appendix. William is her other son.

Anonymous said...

She might be the best Mother In Law in the world since she thinks the boys are so gross. She will probably be relieved when they get married because then their wife's mom can mother them & she'll be rid of that burden. Unfortunately, it will cause those cute little guys to reflect on how much love they missed out on...

ThreeFarmers said...

Yeah, that Mother-In-Law thing goes two ways. I feel sorry for the husbands of those girls.

I also don't thing the boy's wives would have it too easy, either. Kate might think boys are icky, but I think that, to her, losing control is ickier.

Anonymous said...

Happened to catch "Live" today and was reminded why I stopped watching J&K a few months ago. Got tired of watching an arrogant, self-centered woman and her meanness toward others. There are a lot of ppl. like that in the world, and I don't see why they should be glorified.

As far as comments made here about the "adorable" children, I totally disagree. Kids are not adorable just 'cause they're kids, or just 'cause there are a lot of them in one family. I like well-behaved children, but these kids need to learn some manners and fast. The set today was in chaos as they threw the beautiful toys around and cried, and generally made so much noise that no one could hear Kelly and her husband, the gracious hosts.

I've forgotten all about the J&K show and sure don't miss it. What a bore.

Nicole K said...

Re: Jennifer's comment:

They do plan to adopt a Korean baby and want a girl. Kate already has a middle name picked out.

But of course they would want a girl! What else would be expect from Kate at this point?
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When my husband and I were looking into foreign adoption (we can't have kids), 95% of children available were girls - especially from Asia. No one would ever give up a boy - boys are precious while girls aren't really worth anything and are cast aside without thought.

Anonymous said...

Ugh that was an irritating interview. At parts I wondered if it was a solo performance by Kelly as she just nattered on asking a question, then explaining the question, then asking it again. Is that just Kelly or her response to blank stares from J&K?

It was also interesting how Kate emphatically states she's not having another child, then in the next breath says they're looking into adoption. I guess in her books if you don't give birth it's not having another child. In my books either way it's child #9. Do they state it's a child from Korea, or a child of Korean ancestry? The latter would be much easier to adopt though I suspect they'd hold out for the 'real deal' as it would garner more interest (awww look at that, they saved an orphan baby!)

The wedding comment... "we hope to have them all marry in one mass wedding", I don't know whether to take that as it would be cheaper or less hassle (though I'd think it'd be more of a hassle). Either way Kate made sure that everyone knows her 'woe is me' saga will continue for many years to come. Just wait 30 years and we can enjoy the hassles of grandparent-hood and see how exhausting that is.

The entire R&K interview was a mess. The chairs, the toys, the stupid questions and vapid responses. Not a great way to garner support!

Sera said...

You know, the thing that bothered me most, other than Kate's hair, was that Kelly kept saying that the Gosselins make her family look out of control. Of course Kate is a super mom when she actually does little to no parenting herself. I don't like that Kelly says she feels inadequate.

Otherwise, the whole segment was boring.

Can'tStopWatchingThisTrainWreck said...

Caught the show on youtube...was not surprised when Mady smacked one of the girls in the eye with the crayon and selfishly did not turn around to say sorry or see why her sister was crying. She stood there, literally picking her butt and looking at the audience. Leah or Alexis (I don't think it was precious Hannie) was audibly crying. You could hear a collective gasp/"aww" from the sympathetic audience. Who does the victim of the crayon assault go to? Jon. Why would she go to Kate who was too busy hamming it up with Mark and Kelly?

Also, how will Kate be able to take care of the adopted baby when she is always "exhausted"?? Plus, she would never have another biological child because it would ruin her tummy tuck. She is too vain for that to happen.

She always wants more, more, more...i.e. trying to squeeze out that free boob job with the tummy tuck.

It is obvious that she needs to stop worrying about what she can get and start worrying about what she can give, starting with some discipline and positive reinforcement to that brat of a kid, Mady, (who is old enough to know right from wrong by now) and give some love and attention to her boys.

Makes me sick to see Kate now trying to spin her behavior and "try" to live outside her comfort zone...so obvious that she was directed to by the producers.

I say it is high time for one of the future interviewers to get some balls and ask some serious questions.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Happened to catch "Live" today and was reminded why I stopped watching J&K a few months ago. Got tired of watching an arrogant, self-centered woman and her meanness toward others. There are a lot of ppl. like that in the world, and I don't see why they should be glorified



That is the absolute truth! This couple disgusts me now and I have no desire to watch them or hear that shrew Kate's annoying, complaining voice.

It is sad that this woman that is so obviously filled with contempt for the people (past and present)in her life and people she comes in contact with, is glorified by clueless fans. I guess bitchy behavior does get rewarded.

Anonymous said...

Do you really all believe she lets them have playdates at all? That is just a lie to look like she is letting them have a normal life. She wants nothing to do with anything outside of the show.

What I cannot wait for is when the kids start blurting out truths. Mady has many times and you can see how ruffled Kate gets. I know from experience, you never know what your 5 or 7 year old will blurt out in front of people. Children are very honest, and I love that.

MomOfThree said...

Beside the fact that Kate wishes she were Asian and loves the Asian "look", I would guess that the reason they are interested in adopting a Korean baby is so that the baby would look like the other kids and not feel different. At least this makes some sense. Even though the kids are only a quarter Korean, they look 100% and since the Asian gene is dominant, the odds are(biologically)that after 8 Asian-looking kids, #9 would look Asian, too.

Anonymous said...

I FEEL LIBERATED since I have honestly not watched this show since the Cupcake episode and my lurking at this blog has diminished to once a month. I was one of those people that thought this was a nice, loving show and then slowly watched it turn into a disater. I cannot even stomach a TLC commerical. Honestly, I will change the channel for 15 seconds. So to my surprise yesterday morning when I actually had some time to watch a little morning TV I see these fools on! I see that Kate has not changed a bit and may be actually worse. Even though the large crayons were a major distration it was knd of fun to enjoy observing Kate not getting her full attention. Of course, that hair of her's got attention.

One more thing regarding play dates- Come on lady- how many 4 years old are going to be scared of playing with other 4 year olds? Most kids love to go over other kids houses and play with different toys. I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old and the 9 year old boy across the street still likes to come over to play. Of course, Kate did not mention that other kids and neighborhood moms may be scared of her which is a whole different story.

So again- goodbye and good riddens to the Gosselin Grumps!

MomOfThree said...

It almost looked like the family's appearance was a last minute arrangement. It looked like maybe they were in NY for something else and their PR just threw in the R&K show since they were already there. J & K looked "spent", truly bored and had on "let's just get on with this" faces. They seemed unprepared and uninterested and the segment was a just waste of time. The kids were at their worst; physically fighting, whining and acting pretty wild, really. The toys the show put out probably had something to do with it, but without them, the kids really would have been restless. They made a beeline for those toys and I couldn't help thinking that they'd much rather be home playing than traipsing around NYC promoting the "family business".
Also,I know that there are 8 of them, but I have also seen the Duggars on live TV, too, and they were very well-behaved (and there are lot more of them the same ages and younger). I guess blanket training really does pay off.

Anonymous said...

what is up with that hair? And Kate said (and I quote), I never want to have more KIDS but I would love to adopt a BABY....hmmm, so when that baby grows up, will she just keep adopting to get her baby fix? What a joke, get these people off the air.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I enjoyed about Regis and Kelly was Blair Underwood who appeared before Kon. God, he is soooo hot. Opps, getting off subject here!

Anonymous said...

Whats up with Jon's hair? He has it parted on the side and he looks like Beaver Cleaver...

Anonymous said...

One poster asked if that made her (the poster) a bad mom because her husband is a great day and cares a lot for the kids.
Of course not. The reason people mention this with Jon and Kate is that he is the one who drives them places, meets the bus, bathes them, shampoos and conditions their hair, comforts them, dresses them, makes lunches for them and assists with some other meals, and gets up with them. All that is admirable. The problem is that KATE is espoused in articles as being a SUPER mom. See the difference? She does not deserve that title. Jon deserves the title of SUPER dad. I'd rather read articles about him and his interaction with the kids.
I had forgotten that he agreed that yes they would be getting a baby during the hospital germ-spreading episode. So, you people are probably right. There probably is one on the way. I liked that Kelly mentioned that they better keep the TLC program running....meaning to support all of the future weddings. Hint, hint. Kelly has been in show business for years, and KNOWS that they make a mint off that show. That is why there was no need to give them any "freebies" on the show. I truly think one of the main reasons they go on these shows is they not only go for the experience of it; but they are secretly hoping that a host will announce something like "Well, we've been noticing that you people could use a brand new van! and here are the keys!" or something like that. Hahaha, glad nothng was offered to them....except those short kids' chairs to sit on. That was uncomfortable for Kate.

Anonymous said...

"She said if there are playdates for the twins she requests they be at their friends houses and not hers."
When your home becomes a stage, and your a life a reality tv show, IMO NO ONE enters the Gosselin home without first signing a confidential agreement. J & K have brainwashed the twins in to believing that living a life on a stage for the purposes of a reality tv show is much more rewarding and fulfilling then having any resemblence of 'normalcy' including the opportunity to enjoy friendships within the boundaries of their own home. Where is Talia, Beth's daughter? The twins BFF. What an extremely selfish and sad life J K are imposing on their children. All in the name of GREED!

lifeoriley said...

I started to watch R & K, but when the Gosselins came on, I just couldn't keep watching. I heard Kelly ask a question of J&K about mealtimes and managing so many kids--I knew the answer was going to be total BS and I couldn't stomach it anymore--so I flipped the channel. I'll watch TV for entertainment, to be informed, to cry, to laugh (I have a very silly sense of humor--I will watch even very inane and low-brow stuff if it's funny---something my DH doen't understand)-- but do not insult my intelligence or condescend to me. It's ridiculous to present J&K as "inspirational" or role models to other parents. As they are now, they are so far removed from what is the average American family experience that I wonder how most viewers find them at all relatable.
Also as Anon. 12:45 mentioned, why does it seem like TV (especially reality) glorifies bitchy behavior?

Sue said...

I just rewatched it. The show was prerecorded but it was recorded this week sometime. During the host chat Mark and Kelly talked about her birthday which was Thurs and his visit to Oprah which was last week. So, this show was recorded within the last week. The kids were taken out of school at some point for the show.

Alos, on another note, I have taken to watching Jon's face every time they are doing the couch chat. I did it again yeaterday when I watched the show. Jon just looks bewildered. He reacts every time Kate spins a tale. Watch it, you'll see. You can tell when she is telling a fake story. Like on the episode when she talked about the big night they decided to let the volunteers go. You can tell from the look on Jon's face that she's making it up as she goes along. He kind of stifles a laugh and gives her the "are you kidding me?" look.

Ilovemykids said...

It is sad that this woman that is so obviously filled with contempt for the people (past and present)in her life and people she comes in contact with, is glorified by clueless fans. I guess bitchy behavior does get rewarded.

In the short term it may seem so, if one considers monetary game as "reward". Kate and Jon will reap the consequences of their choice to exploiting their children for monetary gain. Perhaps the children will decide that they don't want Kate and Jon "to be part of their lives" or perhaps the children will decide that Kate and Jon "don't understand".

As the old saying goes "what goes around, comes around". It's a fact of life.

Nat said...

WOW... Jon and Kate sure seemed upset about something on the show. It was very obvious that Kate was mad about something, you could tell the tension was thick. It was seriously hard to watch. Jon was slumped over and you could tell that Kate had just ripped him a new one backstage. And Kate was sitting there looking pissy and droning on in her monotone "I'm to good for this" voice.

Maybe Lady Griftlin was mad because the green M&M's she demanded in her dressing room werent green enough... who knows.

Anonymous said...

How many 2nd graders have college age siblings?

Actually, tons, if you count half-siblings from the previous marriage(s) of the father.

Anonymous said...

"It is sad that this woman that is so obviously filled with contempt for the people (past and present)in her life and people she comes in contact with, is glorified by clueless fans. I guess bitchy behavior does get rewarded."
If 'bitchiness' was the primary source of Kate's rewards, I think many of us, including myself, would be equally as 'rich' in that aspect. However,
IMO, its not Kate's 'bitchy behavior' that is being rewarded but her ability to spin doctor a story with such hyperbole that keeps the sheeples believing that what she says is in fact the truth. It is her ingrained ability to use religion, without a conscience, as a means to her own self serving end that paves the way for the continual pursuit of this self rewarding gravy train. It is her contempt of anyone and everyone that 'doesnt understand' that justifies her using her children as emotional blackmail to get her own way.

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of comments about Kate's hair. Well it's obvious to me that she's growing it out. She was much prettier with long hair and Jon has made no secret of the fact that he liked it long.

As for being a morning person or not..Is she an any time of the day person???

Anonymous said...

I saw the interview it was chaotic. There was not real point to the interview and Kate did not really answer the questions. The kids were distracting. What I found odd was Jon saying that Kelly Ripa just swore at them when Kelly asked them will the pay for all those weddings. I dont know about you but Jon reminded me of Booger from Revenge of the Nerds when he leaned over and whispered that Comment to Kate. Just a thought. I believe in Karma. This scam will come to an end it may take awhile but it will end. I believe in Karma. OJ simpson is finally getting jail time and will hopefully spend the rest of his life in jail. He should of been in jail 13 years ago. Now that is Karma. I think that same Karma is going to come back and bite Jon and Kate in the butt.

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of comments about Kate's hair. Well it's obvious to me that she's growing it out.


I agree she's growing it out. The problem is she's only growing out the sides and the front and maybe some of the back, but she still has those ridiculous spikes in the back/top of her head. Obviosly, she intends to keep them or she'd be letting them grow out with the rest of the hair. Someone must have once told her it looked good and so she's keeping it.

Anonymous said...

I think Kon may have been briefed before the show that they would be asked some questions because of all the neg e-mail sent to the Regis show, and they flipped out and said no way. Maybe they were pissed off and so (I did not see the show) one of the reasons they were so uncomfortable. Maybe, as someone suggested, they were embarassed that Kelly and her husband knew the truth of the Kon con.

Anonymous said...

How many 2nd graders have college age siblings?

Actually, tons, if you count half-siblings from the previous marriage(s) of the father.


My youngest brother is 12 years younger than I, so I was in my second year of college when he was 8 years old. We are full siblings.

About the Regis & Kelly show, wasn't there an instance in the past few months where Kate dissed Kelly right to her face? I'm almost positive Kelly Ripa was the victim of Kate's mouth, but it occured backstage at the TV studio when the KONs were appearing on the Today Show. I wish I could find a source for this.

Anonymous said...

Kate's hair looks like a rooster.

Anonymous said...

"That was uncomfortable for Kate."

She looked like she was sitting on one of the kids potties.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"That was uncomfortable for Kate."

She looked like she was sitting on one of the kids potties.
10/04/2008 1:33 PM
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OMG she should have to..That was a good one:)

Anonymous said...

"That was uncomfortable for Kate."

I wonder if this "uncomfortable feeling" they appeared to have when they were on Regis and Kelly is part of a trend.... Certainly, they know people are on to them....Can you imagine the anxiety it must cause KON these days when people are so close to the truth and could blow their scam? They can run, but they cannot hide. Questions are being raised and they have to be squirming despite the BS that comes out of their mouths! I found it odd - very odd - that there was no talk about the book. What answer can KON give when asked about Beth? It will be interesting to continue to watch them on TV and at appearances for this reason alone - i.e. "the squirm factor."

Anonymous said...

A second grader with siblings who have kids of their own, putting them close to 20 years older: Unusual

A second grader with college-age sbilings, puttings them around 12 years older: Not unusual

sistah2 said...

"About the Regis & Kelly show, wasn't there an instance in the past few months where Kate dissed Kelly right to her face? I'm almost positive Kelly Ripa was the victim of Kate's mouth, but it occured backstage at the TV studio when the KONs were appearing on the Today Show. I wish I could find a source for this."
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I believe this was a anecdote from Julie. I think she commented on this somewhere on GWOP, not on her own blog. It was something Jodie witnessed while in NYC with KON.
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"It is obvious that she needs to stop worrying about what she can get and start worrying about what she can give, ..."
..this is one of the most insightful comments about Kate that I have read on this blog. It says it all.
.... also, I noticed that Kelly point blank asked KON what they drove. IT screamed of another product placement to me. Jon perked up, looked right at the camera and said " oh, uh we drive a ----!!" IT seemed rehearsed and planned. they then stumbled and mumbled something else that seemed pressured to "get in" the conversation, to promote the car. anyone notice that?

Barbara said...

I just watched the interview on YouTube. It has to be the worst interview they have done. For me, the worst part was Mady whacking her sister in the eye. She has the meanest look about her when she behaves that way. I know everyone thinks the 4 yrs old hit each other a lot and need to be corrected for that, and I agree, but for Mady, who will be 8 on Wednesday, to hit her little siblings is really unacceptable. I think they have major problems coming with Mady. The noise level yesterday was outrageous. How could you hear anything.

Anonymous said...

For me, the worst part was Mady whacking her sister in the eye. She has the meanest look about her when she behaves that way.

I have noticed that mean look of hers alot and quite frankly the episode where Kate talks about Maddy asking if it is wrong to poke with a pencil if she isn't "caught for it"..well that was very telling also.
While I am aware it is her parents fault for not disciplining or teaching her right from wrong, I don't care. I don't care for that nasty little girl at all and anyone saying that it isn't fair for me to say that about an 8 tr old should direct their concerns to that bratty 8yr old's parents who brought her into my range of vision via the telly!!
* half tongue in cheek but still can't stand that kid or her Mother*

westmemphisgirl said...

IMHO I think Kate was mad at Kelly because she had been told beforehand not to mention the book. That could be why she was dissed. Kelly made sure it was all about the kids and not about J&K. Jon looked bummed too. No mention of the book no $$$ for the Gozzes. I think we will see her book at the Dollar Tree soon. It has been marked down to 13.50 or something on Amazon and it's not even out yet. I'd like to see the reviews of someone who actually read it. Just think, when our country is facing one of the greatest financial disasters ever, we get wonderful Gosselin fun. I guess they just add Joy to everyone's life like Shirley Temple did in the Great Depression. Except "On the Greed Ship It's a big Crock"

Anonymous said...

Kon's Book & DVD set were both marked down on Amazon.

Does anyone know what happened to that other couple who had sextuplets, I think last year or the year before, December I think the month was? I think they were from Missouri? They had a special or a couple shows on TLC about them, but haven't heard from them since.

Anonymous said...

look closely if you have it on dvr:

Kate jerking/yanking Alexis' arm right as they are about to come put. Then Kate plasters on this fake smile.
She probably thought the camera couldn't see her right then.

Or, to give her the benefit of the doubt (ha), it could have been that Alexis was trying to make a run for it just as they were to walk on stage and she grabbed her.

tinkerbell12 said...

For me, the worst part was Mady whacking her sister in the eye. She has the meanest look about her when she behaves that way.
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I noticed that too. And while I hate to go along with Jon and Kate's typical stereotypes about their kids ("Mady is difficult and Cara is kind",) did anyone else notice while Alexis was hugging Jon, Cara came up behind him and was gently rubbing Alexis' cheek and trying to comfort her. That was just so sweet, I couldn't help but think what a good older sister she is. She's the one who gives them the motherly attention that they don't receive from Kate.

Anonymous said...

You know what annoyed ME the most about their appearance on Regis and Kelly? At once point Kelly asked, "Okay so just tell me what its like from the moment you get up in the morning what do you do?" and Kate looked at Jon and said something like, "He should answer this one because I'm still not a morning person." So Jon spoke like MAYBE ten words, and then Kate took over and explained everything...EVEN THOUGH she's not even the one who does it.
I haven't started to notice alot more lately then ever before, how much Kate says compared to what she LETS Jon say. And then on the FAQ show she has the nerve to say to him, "You cut me off every show when I'm talking." OKAY WHATEVER...I mean seriously...does she really expect us to even believe that. And seriousy, Jon probably HAS to interupt her to even say ANYTHING at all.
Blahhhh...she is so money hungry. As she says, "Our entire family understands that this is the 'family business'." So what are they going to say to the new baby they adopt, "Hey kid, we have a family business and we adopted you so our ratings didn't drop. So, consider yourself just doing your part for your NEW families business." I mean seriously...what a sad sad life. I love those kids, and I know they don't get it yet, atleast the little ones don't, but one day they are going to have major issues do their parents greediness.

Anonymous said...

I think it's telling that when one of them gets hurt, like Alexis did on Regis and Kelly, they don't even hesitate to go to Jon and not Kate. They know to leave Mommy Dearest alone and go to the one who has the history of comforting them.

Anonymous said...

I think that Kate interrupts Jon in order to keep her lies straight. If you notice Jon will sometimes give a different account of a story then Kate. She probably does not want him to say too much to unravel their webb of lies. So that is why she cuts him off.
I do think that Maddy is going to be a tough teenager to handle. They are doing themselves a grave injustice by not nipping her behavior in the budd. The cameras and all the help wont be around to parent their, it will be just Kon. I think they need to pray for parenting skills rather than more freebies. Amen to that.

Travis said...

I think Kate enjoys that people talk about her hair. Negative attention is still attention. All she would have to do to fix that nastiness would be extensions. Instant length and no need to go through the awkward stage of growing it out. However, if she is still frequenting the same salon/house they showed on the Disney episode that may not be a provided service. It looked like a small one-person shop.

Anonymous said...

I just watched some of the R&K live show on You Tube. I had to quit watching because the kids were very distracting from the questions that Kelly was asking. But over all, from what I saw, the show was very fakey, fake. Kate was very stiff and seemed animated. Jon was he just looked shell shocked. They did not seem at all at ease. I don't know if it was nerves from being in front of an audience and on tv or if they were nervous about what Kelly might ask them.

The way they had the stage set up did remind me of a zoo with the kids on display. Very odd set up if you ask me.

And Kate's hair.....ugh!! She doesn't honestly think it looks good does she?

Anonymous said...

Right, because those are the only options. Is there some reason that Kate, with her nursing degree, can't work night shifts while Jon works a traditional job?
Yes...think about it. If Jon works all day, and Kate works at night, who's going to be watching the kids during the day? Kate will be the main caregiver when Jon's at work. Then when is she supposed to sleep?

And about the Regis and Kelly appearance- wow, those giant crayons were annoying. Yes, it was fun for the kids, but it was right in front of Jon and Kate and Kelly and Mark, so it was hard to see. And it got the kids all riled up so it was hard to hear Jon and Kate. Was there a reason the kids couldn't sit quietly for the less than 10 minutes they were there?

Anonymous said...

Plus, she would never have another biological child because it would ruin her tummy tuck. She is too vain for that to happen.
I'm not going to lie, if I had sextuplets, I would not be getting pregnant again, I can assure you. Besides, the only way for Kate to have a biological child is to go through fertility treatments again and I can't see that happening.

Besides, there's nothing wrong with adoption. However, Jon and Kate do not need another child. It is simply not healthy for that baby to come to America and live in the shadow of the sextuplets and have a camera filming their every move as they make the transition from a Korean orphanage to an American home. I hope and pray that if Kon decides to adopt, the bringing home of the baby will be the series finale, but I highly doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Good grief! They can't even handle the children they have now. This statement "we want to know what just one is like" is beyond complete stupidity. You already have EIGHT so no matter what, you can never know what's it like to have just ONE. Geez, get a brain KON!

About Regis & Kelly, is Gelman that much of an idiot? He was asking for trouble bringing out those huge crayons and pencils. That interview was practically beyond watchable with all the chaos. Why is it these 4 year olds and 8 year olds can't sit still and behave for 5 minutes? It's insane.

ChristineH said...

I JUST heard about this blog. I've always had questions about certain things regarding this family, and it's being confirmed in my readings here.
Of course, I'll likely keep watching. lol Some things they do are just so amusing; but I'll most certainly be watching with a different perspective now.

In reference to the R&K interview:
-I Do hope Kelly and Mark are getting their own special. Not a TV show like this one (I really don't think it's good for children to be exposed to the extent that the Gosselins have been). But a special would be cute. I like the Consuelos family.

-The giant crayons and pencils were pointless. The kids couldn't even play with them except to knock into each other.

-How long do we think it will be before those kids are all home-schooled with private teachers? If it hasn't already happened.

-Who in their right mind would allow those two to adopt a baby? They may be doing well, but they don't exactly have Brad and Angelina status.
I would imagine an uproar among couples who have been trying to adopt for years if that happened.

Anonymous said...

I found this information on a US government adoption website, regarding South Korea adoptions:
"The adoptive couple should have no more than five children. This number includes the child or children to be adopted "

HW said...

I just watched the Regis and Kelly appearance on YouTube and noticed a couple of things.
-Um, Kate? I'm not a morning person either, but for the past 17 years I've been getting up with my children and making believe I am. That's what mothers do. They sacrifice their own comfort for their chlildren.
-I think Kate was unhappy with the whole set up because the interview was planned around the kids, taking attention off of her - all of those toys; and making her sit in a tiny child's chair. She wasn't exactly being treated like the self professed princess that she is.

Anonymous said...

I am the last person to rush to Mady's defense, but it didn't look like she poked Alexis in the eye with the crayon. M had her back to A and it brushed lightly across A's face.

Anonymous said...

It really annoys me to no end that all the kids cause such chaos in what, 8 minutes of being on the Live stage?

My God, at the very least, bribe and beg them to be quiet and behave in front of an audience. I would be boiling inside if my 4 and EIGHT year olds were like that on stage.

Do theyeven talk to the kids about it?

They could barely get through Oprah. What about the other interviews? It seems they were better behaved at Martha Stewart, as wee little ones!ii