You Ask, Kate Answers Recap

The hero is exposed when
His crimes are brought to the light of day
Won't be feeling sorry, sorry, sorry
On the judgement day

Wasn't it me who said
There'll be a price to pay

-Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
“The Hero Takes A Fall”

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Laura Linger said...

The hero is exposed when
His crimes are brought to the light of day
Won't be feeling sorry, sorry, sorry
On the judgement day

Wasn't it me who said
There'll be a price to pay

-Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
“The Hero Takes A Fall”



This week, it’s the Kate Gosselin Show, starring none other and no one else but Kate Gosselin. And that’s the way she likes it, folks.

Sitting on “her” soundstage for interviews, decorated by a set dresser who was obviously told to “…make it homey, but kind of, you know, contemporary, too,” and who was obviously given a budget that only allowed him or her to raid Pier One Imports Outlet during their annual 70% Off bonanza, Queen Katie Irene is perched upon a Made In China throne in a cream shade unsuitable for a house with even one child, much less eight. She smiles benevolently at her subjects, er, her crew, and the first thing that I notice is that she has had more work done on her face. The right eye is squintier and wonkier than ever, and her face is far too thin. Drawn, actually. Yet the number 11 remains between her eyebrows, which is curious. I would have thought that it would have had a date with the Botox needle, too. I mean, if your kids are going to finance your plastic surgery procedures anyway, why not go whole hog?

Wearing a floral blouse, white trousers, and tan shoes with at least a three-inch heel, Kate informs her audience that on this episode, she herself is going to spend an hour answering viewer questions. “Reasonable viewer questions,” she stresses, likening it to when she does question-and-answer sessions at her personal appearances. So in other words, it is going to be an hour of useless questions from fawning fans, posturing, contrivances, playing fast and loose with the facts, and outright lying. I’m already longing for a belt of tequila, two minutes in, and I don’t even drink.

A quick word about Kate Gosselin’s laugh. I am convinced that it does not actually exist. She goes through the motions, she shows every single one of the Chiclets her children unknowingly bought for her, she pulls up her Grinchy mouth into a reasonable facsimile of what one might call a “smile,” she actually makes the noises one normally associates with a laugh. Yet there is no joy there whatsoever. It is a laugh utterly bereft of mirth. It rings hollow. Have you ever laughed so hard that you cried, or almost peed your pants, or both? Wasn’t it a wonderful feeling? I get the feeling that Kate Gosselin has never known that kind of laughter. And that actually makes me feel really sorry for her.

I am not inclined to dignify the entire hour of The Kate Gosselin Super Sunshine Fun Time Family Hour by going through each question with its requisite answer. She doesn’t say anything we haven’t heard before. The questions are certainly nothing new. They are, however, plainly designed to specifically address questions that we at GWOP have been asking for almost two years now. Good job, everyone. We are bunch of squeaky wheels who are slowly, but surely, getting the grease.

The answers are the same old pap, but at least the money was mentioned. Kate assures her subjects that a “healthy” amount of money exists for the children’s college education's. She also repeats several times that her whole reason for robbing her children of their childhoods was so that each child could have a college education when they are older.

That sounds good, right? Except that college isn’t for everyone, as Jon points out in a flashback clip (one where Kate is wearing light makeup and has yet to have the oodles of plastic surgery she would soon inflict on her face…she’s very, very pretty in this clip). Not to mention, I am now totally pissed at Bob and Judy, my parents. Maybe if they had had the foresight to provide me with a litter of siblings back in 1970, I wouldn’t have to take out another huge student loan to finance graduate school! Dammit! And just when you think you’ve worked out all of your issues with your folks with your therapist, you’re right back on the couch with the Kleenex.

Laura Linger said...

Kate also defends the very existence of the show, lamely protesting that “it” was never meant to be their sole source of income. This, of course, has been debunked by the discovery that Jon Gosselin was looking for ways to exploit their Multiple Bles8ings even before said Bles8ings were hatched. She also says that being on a television show has been nothing but beneficial to her famous brood…oooh, watch it, Kate apparently hates the word “famous.” She thinks that being young television stars have made them stronger people mentally, able to handle the world at large more readily. See Hamer, Rusty. Plato, Dana. Sweetin, Jodi. Haim, Corey. Renfro, Brad. Switzer, Carl. Bonaduce, Danny (who, for all of his faults, is adamant that his children will not work in the business). Shall I go on?

In nearly the same breath, Kate describes an incident involving Alexis being harassed at school by another kid because of the show. Okay, I gotta pause here and book my airline ticket to Pennsylvania so that I can administer a well-deserved Rear Admiral to the brat who was bothering Miss Sassy. While I do so, talk amongst yourselves. May I suggest a topic? Okay. “Children who take trips with their parents and do totally fun and interesting things without having had their precious childhoods pimped out for the mouthbreathing masses on a two-bit cable channel.” I’ll start the conversation by telling you that one of my best friends just returned from a whirlwind two-continent trip with her husband and young son. No freebies, product placements, falderol, or hair plugs required.

Shoka and Nala were returned to their breeder, but we already knew that. Kate Gosselin has helpers all over the place on her McEstate, but we knew that already, too. One might ask why the father of her children is not one of those helpers, but I assume that in order to have a place big enough for Jon and Kate to live near each other and peaceably, it would be a place that would have its own Zip Code, hella expensive, and even the Gosselin children can’t work THAT hard.

Why, oh why, is Kate so fashionable? Why does she wear high heels all of the time? What celebrities would she like to meet? I am nearly dozing off at this point until I hear her mention Patrick Dempsey…AND THEN MAKES FUN OF THE 1987 CLASSIC “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE.”

Okay, Kate. It’s on. Make fun of Cindy Mancini and I will beat a bitch down! That’s like the greatest movie ever! It has Seth Green in it! One of the Monkees’ kids! More Esprit and Bennetton clothing than in all of my high school years combined! The airplane graveyard, aka the coolest place on Planet Earth! It’s official: you just don’t get it, Kate, and you never will.

Well, since I can’t slap you personally for your churlishness, I can point out that you are a terrible liar. Who would have thought that something as innocuous as Doritos could turn out to be a metaphor for your behavior in this whole sorry debacle, Kate? For someone who supposedly doesn’t permit her children to eat Doritos, there sure was a heapin’ helpin’ of triangle-shaped deliciousness on Leah’s paper plate in a flashback clip. I paused the show and rewound several times to make sure. All that I can say is this: they looked like Cool Ranch.

Laura Linger said...

There is a term in television: backdoor pilot. No, that isn’t a reference to the recent unpleasantness on that Northwest flight. What it means is an episode of an existing show is entirely about a new show the network wants to put on the air. It’s usually a spinoff. The best example I can think of is Three’s Company, who did it twice: first, with The Ropers, and second, with Three’s a Crowd. The former was about Stanley and Helen Roper moving into a condo and away from “the kids,” and the latter was about Jack Tripper moving in with his lady love, Vicki. It’s a common enough practice in television, and has varying results. I mention this because, as I was finally giving into temptation and had made friends with the little worm at the bottom of the Jose Cuervo bottle, I was contemplating how You Ask…Kate Answers had all of the earmarks of a backdoor pilot. It was all there, slapping us in the face with its obtuseness: she’s glamourous! She’s a struggling single mom! She’s got a useless excuse for an ex-husband! She’s hounded by the paparazzi! She wants to find love again! She loves high heels! She’s got eight kids! That’s right, EIGHT kids! She’s…(drumroll please) Kate Gosselin! Somebody, please, give this woman her own show! She’s so relatable! She’s so funny! She’s wonderful! She’s super terrific! And oh, that haircut! That sassy way of speaking! That knowing (and soulless) laugh!

Whatever, TLC. As I was listening to Kate Gosselin blather on and on about meeting Julia Roberts and what future careers she ascribes to her brood (funny, “arrested for DUI in a stolen car at the age of 15” never came up for any of them), I finished the bottle of tequila. I had long run out of limes; I never had any salt to begin with and had been reduced to sucking on pretzels before each shot. Then I wondered aloud: doesn’t TLC know that a backdoor pilot is not only unnecessary at this point, but unwarranted? The world sees these people for who they are: two adults who stole their kids’ childhoods for their own self-serving ends. This hour proved exactly that.

However, the Gosselin ship has sunk. Life preservers, please, TLC, and I hope you have at least eight of them.

emma said...

Alright, I've said it before and I'll say it again. All of you who write recaps for this god-awful show must be given some sort of award for excellence. I look forward to these recaps every week and I have never been disappointed. Good job! I read it twice because it was so funny!!

Janice in NC said...

Excellent recap! Great job! So glad I didn't watch. Your recap was far more entertaining! I'm still laughing! Thanks! :)

Calgary7 said...

PLEASE DELETE PREVIOUS POST

I agree with your comments.

What saddens me the most is the waste.

Kate had the perfect opportunity to do a PSA about seniors and youngsters getting seasonal flu vaccines. Or she could have supported the Johnson & Johnson campaign to encourage more people to enter into her profession. NICUs are doing fabulous work in saving tiny young lives yet many are needing additional funding.

Or she could have taken on an infotainment role -- there are so many multiples being born now and it can be a real struggle to figure out how to parent. Who do you pickup and comfort when both are crying and want a cuddle? Or how do you avoid the inevitable comparing each child to the other?

To achieve any of these, Kate would have had to look outside of herself and her small minded pettiness and say how can I help?

ABadViewofKate said...

Wow! That bad huh?

Well no one expected it to be earth shattering or her to suddenly have a concious, so who is surprised?

I would love to hear her actually answers to each question. No wait, I can just read back re caps on GWOP and find them.

Would be nice if this ship sank and the kids were on safe shore.

Stupid Kate.

ABadViewofKate said...

Oh, and at least she wore shoes. I understand her feet are pretty nasty when she doesn't.

goawayJandK said...

Laura-

I have been a long time fan of you and your comments - thank you for your incredible wit and taking one for the team. I really cannot tolerate 1 milisecond of K8's BS, but the recaps do make my day.

Janine said...

I saw three snipits on You Tube... out of order and incomplete... but way too much for my stomach.
THANKS for the brilliant re-cap. Loved the Chiclets reference (too sad but true).
I saw K8 referring (glancing, as if to read) to the thick stack of paper she'd fling so rudely, as if it had all of the answers. She wasn't reading questions from the papers, they were spoken to her.
She did make several mistakes. Once... she mentions how scrambled her brain is and how she puts salt and pepper shakers in the fridge (did she have salt and pepper shakers?) That's usually called "drunk"
The one thing that REALLY bugged me was this once upon a time preachers kid kept saying "come hell or high water". "I told the 'KIDS' come hell or high water, this was their house and this was where they would always live" and then she went on to say without missing a beat she wants to live at the beach.
K8... I think you are going to make sure Hell or High water do wipe out your childrens youth... They are not props, or employees, they need love, reassurance, comfort and calm. They need to know from YOU that their daddy (1/2 of their DNA) is a good man and show them by knocking off this prima donna act. It won't last. Whoever told you that you had a shot at a career was not being honest. Get back to your family.

wisirish said...

I did not watch it, I only caught the last minute before Cake Boss came on :)

For the love of all that is holy please let next week be the end. Please let the judge or arbitrator or whomever is responsible please do not allow cameras back into this house.

If the kids cannot be taped she's got nothing and even if some idiot gives her a talk show it will bomb and that will be it.

But the 8 children are her ticket and without them TLC has got nada.

goawayJandK said...

Oh, and BTW:

Can't Buy Me Love is a classic in my home. I own the DVD. Who woulda thunk that "Ronnie Miller" would turn into such a hottie ?!?!

Brummygirl said...

Thank you for that funny recap Laura, brilliant.
All I have seen is what was on the Insider tonight and that was enough. I posted about this on the other "You ask Kate Answers" thread.
Unbelievable!! Like Humpty Dumpty, she is headed for a fall!! She lives in her own Wonderland!!!!

thehazlettfamily said...

However, the Gosselin ship has sunk. Life preservers, please, TLC, and I hope you have at least eight of them.

*********** Too funny Laura. My hope is that there are only 8 and the rest of the idiots can drown in the vomitous waste they have been spewing at us for the past two years.

KB said...

That was hysterical! I've been having a tough time lately with a lot of things personally and some professionally and these recaps always brighten my day and sometimes week. That was truly entertaining, thanks for the insight and laughs, you made a bad week really great! I can happily make it until friday chuckling to myself over this recap.

Ryan's Mom said...

The most disgusting lie told by Herself was in response to the vow renewal question. Seriously, did you really not know you were on the verge of divorce when only a few weeks after your "wedding" you separate? Kate, you are a really amoral, vapid and duplicitous person. Translation for Kate's benefit: you are an airhead, you have no values and you are 'liarish."

8 minus Kate said...

I didn't watch, but it really bothers if Kate told the kids that they will always live in the house - just like she told them their parents would always stay together. Does she not understand that they might have to move someday (what if she needs to relocate for her big Hollywood career :P)? I feel so badly for the kids, for not having honesty and stability.

Also, I noticed a commercial for Table for Twelve. I hope they don't go down the Gosselin route. However, if the Hayes family can thrive in a relatively normal house with ten kids, Kate should be ashamed for whining about watching eight healthy kids with a full staff to help her in the McMansion.

cdnmom47 said...

Great re-cap. :)

And I'm ever so glad that I didn't watch. I don't think I would have been able to handle listening to her voice and her cackle without throwing something at the t.v...or throwing a fit myself. There's just something about the woman that sends me over the edge and that makes me want to scream. (That's why I don't ever watch and haven't watched anything to do with her for over two years...I fear for my sanity!! :)

So I just want to let you know that I DO appreciate all you have to sit through to do these re-caps...you most certainly have a stronger constitution than I do...or a bigger supply of tequila!! :)

anotherthing... said...

Best. Recap. Ever.

You said it. I don't care what Q's were asked (I'm sure we've heard those fake PA written superficial questions before) or what answers were given (I'm sure we've heard that script before).... i just wanted to hear the 'peanut gallery'. :)

Sounds like all I missed was a snooze-fest at best (nausea and elevated blood pressure at worst).

What a joke. I, too, really hope that it's not any type of pilot.

TLC is only kidding themselves, and kate, at this point.

People are laughing at them, not with them. I know TLC doesn't care, viewers are viewers... but c'mon...

Anyway- Great Recap!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking one for the team!

Jayley said...

Thanks for the recap Laura. I applaud your bravery, pretzels and all. You've taken one for the team and it is highly appreciated!

dustilies said...

Whatever, TLC. As I was listening to Kate Gosselin blather on and on about meeting Julia Roberts and what future careers she ascribes to her brood (funny, “arrested for DUI in a stolen car at the age of 15” never came up for any of them)

-----
Terrific stuff, Laura! Thank you for finding so many interesting and witty things to say about a show devoid of interest and wit (and add to that a person devoid of interest and wit). What goes on in the mind of TLC execs?

Seriously, one of my college students works for one of the several kiddie/tween networks, and they are totally serious about quality and ethics (granted, a part of the business/ratings plans).

TLC is a joke even amongst other cable channels and networks

Canadian Mom said...

Laura, you sound a bit 'verklempt'! :)

(U have an amazing writing talent)

Emiku said...

lol Great recap! The only thing you left out was Kate's "pity me" way of talking about how she's now single & alone. Not to mention the best quote of the night: "The aloneness is so alone."

Canadian Mom said...

Someone had posted re: we should really appreciate the importance of the Balloon Boy hoax because it turned the whole "should kids be on reality tv" discussion way, way up, was right.

The tide has definitely turned on Ms. Katie Irene. If she thought her life was 'hard' before, try living it when the public shuns you. And that day is much closer than she could even fathom.

Karma is a bitch, Kate. Enjoy.

Princess Fenyx said...

This women really bothers me. I use to watch every week now im so glad monday night football is on, but I did catch the vow renewal question but rhe answer made me so frusrated i had to change the channel because my kids were in the room and i had too many words I wanted to scream at the tv. Also while I think both parents are horrible I personally belive jon is the lesser of two evils

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Laura - great recap! You're an extremely talented writer.

If I recall correctly, did Kate say somewhere she was writing a sequel to Multiple Blessings? If so, I was wondering if we here at GWOP could start a thread suggesting possible titles for that book should it ever come to fruition.
The other thread about book titles was a lot of fun.
If possible, could a thread for the possible "sequel" get started? What do others think?
Thanks.

Im_in_PR said...

Wearing a floral blouse,

Which looks ever so much like a couch.....

Im_in_PR said...

Or she could have taken on an infotainment role -- there are so many multiples being born now and it can be a real struggle to figure out how to parent.

She's so toxic now that no one would have her as a spokesperson.

You've heard of the Antichrist?
Kate's the Antimother™. .....

Very sad about it all said...

Great recap! I think this is my favorite recap writer of them all! Totally mentioned actual funny things without nit picking every move just to find something funny. Also really moving at the end.

I wish Kate, as well as any woman going through a divorce and have kids, would realize how damaging it is to bad mouth your children's father. I advice any girlfriend of mine who are going through a split up to try very very hard not to call your ex names and such for your children to hear.

My mom did this almost my entire life. My father wasn't perfect, and wasn't the greatest provider .Although he did try, he just made bad decisions some times. But he was a loving father. He did the best he could and the only way he knew how to love us and show us his love. He may not have played games or make believe with us (he came from a different culture and just didn't know how to bring himself to interact that way), but he sure as hell let us know that no matter what he would be there for us.

But during my parents divorce, I don't think 5 minutes went by where my mom didn't go on and on about how much of a loser and dead beat my dad was. She would constantly scream about it in front of us.

And although I knew it was wrong and tried not to, I ended up doing the same thing to my husband. Granted, he was verbally abusive and we were both drug addicts. But still, even when times were good I would find my self cutting my husband down too quickly when he screwed up, and constantly berating him. There was no respect in our marriage.
When my kids were born I had to leave him. I wanted to change my ways, but I didn't want my kids to witness the process....and slip up. They have already seen too much and i'm incredible scared of the effect it will have on them down the road.
I just wish to god I could talk to Kate right now and beg her to just STOP. I honestly wouldn't yell at her about all the things I despise and want to yell at her about. I wouldn't call her names or call her out. I would simply beg her to stop all the crap right now and give her kids a little bit of peace for a while. She is sincerely going to regret this when they are older and screwed up. It's like watching a person about to get hit by a car and you are standing there not being able to stop it.

Sorry to hijack the post and if it was off topic. It's just all so sad and I feel awful for the kids.

Kit said...

If Kate truly believes she has a future in television and film, have at it. But this time, do it without the ducklings. I suspect you'll soon find your charm isn't *quite* what you calculated it to be.

After that special, I bet she sat there, waiting for the phone to ring. [sound of crickets] LOL...

Savannah said...

Radaronline reports that J&K+8 ratings still high after Monday night episode. I just can't believe that anybody would watch a Q&A with Kate. Could this be a mistake?
Also, the picture of show of Kate- her face looks very distorted. It's horrible...Is this the look she wants? She actually thinks she looks better? lol, what a waste of money!

can't watch said...

I think the ratings are up because some people think it's the last few episodes so it doesn't hurt to watch. They couldn't be more wrong. TLC will take that as you want more Kate and they will give it to you.

I just can't watch. It's depressing and makes me cringe to see how a family is destroyed by one woman's greed and delusion.

Is it true that Kate said she wanted to be in a movie? I am going to vomit.

Princess Fenyx said...

I was read a few comments on the other page about this show and WOW... calling her son clueless. You know the kids she does everything for... I geuss Calling him clueless on national tv will be a charater buliding thing just another thing the show has provided for these kids, a prement documantation of the emotional abuse there mother put them through. I have two kids a boy and a girl and though my son knows what junk food is... he also knows what its like to have to parents that love him more than life and love each other too. I also have a serious issuse with the fact she seems to think that stuff makes you happy. My husband lost his job a year ago and hasnt been able to find another atleast nothing worth while yet we are happy about to lose everything we own but thanks to our parents we are holding on. But the stress hasnt ruined our lives... I dont know I dont think Id sell my soul for an 'eazier' life but thats just me.

Savannah said...

Radaronline reports that Monday night ratings were high? I find that very hard to believe. A Q&A with Kate? Something strange is going on, IMO. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe it's a konspiracy to make people think they are missing out on something special so they will tune in?
With TLC, it was all in the timing with "Inventing the Gosselins". When they saw the demise of their little brainstorm going south, they decided to mix up a some episodes and creating the magic all over again. The more and more "Mom to Monster" was coming to light they had to work atheir magic. Of course they were ahead of the game. Most people had never even heard of the Gosselins-so TLC started rerunning the beginning episodes-you know the good Jon and Kate episodes? The ones where we fell in love with a young couple that everyone rallied around to help for the sake of the babies. The ones with Jodi and Kevin faithfully by their sides helping them get through the tough times. Beth and Bob opening their doors for part 2 of a special 4th of July celebration preceeded by a wonderful parade in Wyommissing. Oh, that's right-the day with the frigid cold weather and dirty jackets. Well, IMO-these were the episodes that pulled the whole J&K+8 project off the ground.
Another episode-Cara and Mady's bedroom construction, Kate's sister Kendra's husband remarked that they didn't mind volunteering because these folks obviously could use a little help. Especially with all they had going on. Funny to me, it may not have seemed so crowded and hectic if they didn't have all the TLC camera crew and such going on. BUT-when has or have since Kate and or Jon devoted their time, money or energy to help anyone else?
I hope that Jon has learned from his experience and will change his life around. I believe he is trying. He always did try-Kate abused him so terribly that the guy went off the deep end for a bit-but he's back. So I support someone who has the courage to right what is wrong and do something about it. Also, he did take a good tongue lashing and verbal punches from Nancy Grace on national television. He seemed honest and sincere and stood accountable for the crime, lol.
This is something you will never see from Kate-not ever.
By the way, who the heck is Natalie Morales? She's probably on the TLC payroll is my guess.Isn't she the one who is doing an interview with Kate next episode? No doubt, another smoke and mirror attempt from TLC,
But my point is,when the GWOP made some waves and then "Mom to Monster" started to surface, TLC had to do something to save themselves. Alot of people still never had a clue to who Jon & Kate were or that they even existed. Then they started the reruns and promoting Kate in a positive 2x's as hard. However, someone did bring up an excellent idea-why wouldn't Kate want to donate time or money to the NICU at Hershey Hospital? Why not use her new found fame to promote such a cause?
Well, then again, nothing seems to make sense when it comes to this woman.

TeriAnn said...

I would love to hear her actually answers to each question. No wait, I can just read back re caps on GWOP and find them.

Don't you know by now that everything Kate ever does is FOR HER KIDS!! Seriously, the answer to every question was a variation of "It's for my kids". Even the question about her wardrobe. Did you know that Kate wears the high heels and clothes/makeup etc FOR HER CHILDREN? She wants them to be proud of the way she looks and since they mostly see her on TV instead of at home I guess all that time and energy is paying off. *snort*

And speaking of looks, has Kate done something surgically to her face? I never really noticed (skipped all of last year on this crapfest) but watching the flashbacks last night she looked completely different and some posts here seem to hint at it.

balynn said...

I am still stunned that kate actually thinks she could be an actress, let alone a movie star. Did I miss something? Does she have some talent that she has kept hidden? someone should tell her that she really isn't that important. We have more that enought beautiful, talented actresses. Maybe "her people" need to bring her out of her " I am the greatest person on earth,. because when you get right down to it she is really just an infertile woman who had a bunch of kids at the same time. the worst part of Jons discusting behavior is that people think Kate is wonderful.Don't any of these people wonder why she has no friends or family in her life that are out there defending her? It's because they know the real Kate, and it's not pretty folks.

KatesBigFlintstoneToeInHeels said...

"The aloneness is so alone."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ohhh, I could smack-a-bitch!

Savannah said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5424302n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

A link to The Early Show October 26,2009. I found an update on TruthBreedsHatred.com and found Kevin and Jodi Kreider along with Gloria Allred.

rural mom said...

For those thinking about watching Natale Morales interview Kate next week, consider this fact. Kate gives nothing away. If there is a story to her stupid being she'll hire another ghost writer to tell it and go out pimping the book for a year. She will never give a non paying network an exclusive.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Thanks Laura, wonderful re-cap. Very well written and intelligent.
(Just to satisfy my curiosity, did the worm resemble Kate?)

Miss Dena said...

I watched on YouTube. Did anyone notice after she "answered" a question, she flung the sheet of paper to the floor like it was trash?

karma train said...

RO reports numbers of 3 milion viewers...I read that Tlc was projecting 7+ million....lol....
I bet next week is lower, in the 2 million range.
And given the poor showing in CA for Miss KI, looks like she better start looking for gainful employment..

konhasyoufooled said...

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Laura - great recap! You're an extremely talented writer.

If I recall correctly, did Kate say somewhere she was writing a sequel to Multiple Blessings? If so, I was wondering if we here at GWOP could start a thread suggesting possible titles for that book should it ever come to fruition.
The other thread about book titles was a lot of fun.
If possible, could a thread for the possible "sequel" get started? What do others think?
Thanks.
____________________

Great idea! My title would be..
Multiple Blessings Part 2

Bitch to rich and back to bitch! How my Ble$$ings paid off

Janice R said...

Are you kidding me? Laura, your recap was FABULOUS! You nailed it!

Not Watching TLC said...

In re: to the ratings being up, I'll believe it when it's reported elsewhere. Didn't see ROL post all those low ratings did we... never to be found.

If ratings are up it's only because folks thought she was going to "come clean." Because she didn't, more disappointment will be the result, and even LOWER ratings next week.

Also, so let's say 3 million tuned in - did they stay til the end of the show? A lot of people might flip over but don't watch the entire show and that is what matters.

Goshengal said...

Does anyone else think she is just trying to immitate the laugh of Julia Roberts since she is someone she is wanting to meet. Seems to me that her fake laugh sounds like Julia Roberts in pretty woman. Fake, Fake and Fake. She thinks she is a "star". She doesn't get that she is a JOKE....looser... I could go on and on.

Pilgrim Soul said...

I've always wondered why Kate didn't become a spokesperson for a fertility foundation, or more specifically, an advocate for those suffering from PCOS. Surely, her big brood would give hope to all those women in fear of a childless future? I mean, she really has PCOS, right? And she used medical intervention so responsibly afterall.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Yes, flinging the question papers, just screamed, "I'm so above this." Ugh.

Geri said...

You've heard of the Antichrist?
Kate's the Antimother™. .....

******

Best post ever. LOL! Spit coffee on my keyboard!

Lina said...

I watched a little bit on youtube... you forgot to mention how when she was done with a question, Miss Thang would just hurl the piece of paper onto the floor from her throne, expecting one of her peasants to clean them all up. She is so rude and disrespectful.

winsomeone said...

I have a bad feeling that Kate will come out smelling like a rose when all is said and done. Even the court seems to be favoring her over Jon.

The only explanation for this, is that some people's brains seem to be wired differently..they see good where I see bad? Like with O.J. Half of the country thought he was guilty and the other half thought he was framed.

I look at Kate and see a pitiful excuse of a woman and mother, and others look at her and see perfection. And, I have a bad feeling that this group might win out in the end.

Larry Harrold said...

Title for next book:


My personal "Bail Out"...and how multiple blessings became multiple dollars.

Ravello said...

Thank you for another excellent recap. I did not watch the show but turned the channel a few minutes before 10 pm and caught Khate trying to describe each child. She was totally inarticulate and robotic as she predicted each child's future and she slurred dear sweet Joal with a prediction he will become a GQ model. Khate, I would like to ask you why do you hate your boys so much? Why do you continue to denigrate these children on national TV? Why are you gallivanting around the country? How big is your ego? Why do you crave attention so much?

K8alone said...

Great recap Laura! I love it.

That ROL video of her deserted booth at the book signing is a sure sign of how 'marketable' Kate is these days. She's toxic and everybody knows it. Loved how the camera panned around to all the other booths with people milling around them and Kate's is completely empty. That's why they ushered her out so quickly.

That poor pitiful state of aloneness...my, oh, my.

ortal said...

I saw a commercial last night for ANOTHER Kate special next week. "The real story" or something like that. Didnt this just happen?

readerlady said...

Great recap. Thanks for taking the hit, Laura. We all owe you a couple of bottles of tequila, per question! Please, though, satisfy my burning curiosity. What futures does Khate project for the children?

Sequel to Multiple Blessings? To me, the obvious answer is Multiple $$$$$$$$.

Hates Kate said...

Thank you for that recap, Laura. I can just picture the creep, Khate, flinging those cards.

Entertainment tonight just ran a commercial for itself. The talking head (what is his name?) said, among other things, "and Kate Gosselin can see herself as what? A movie star", he makes a terrible face and then repeats "A movie star. That's right".

SpongeBob wins said...

Great recap, Laura. You have a real talent for writing.

As for the ratings, I'd like to point out that SpongeBob appears in the Cabel Top 20 ratings twice and Kate's show not at all. Just to put things in perspective.

Hello people!!! said...

Kate volunteer to give back! I'm sure that she has had plenty of oppurtunities but she needs money! Hello volunteering only feels good! The kids need to go to college!!! Need college money now!!!

Susan said...

What a superb re-cap ~ I loved your take on Kate.
And re: her laugh - being soul-less - that is so true! Witches don't laugh - they cackle - and yes, it does sound hollow!
I didn't watch this whole "episode" - but caught a few clips here and there - one thing I wanted to ask and see if others saw/heard the same thing:
Are all the members of her so called "dream-team" crew male? I didn't see any females in the clips shown and wondered if that is why she is oogling and make stupid faces at the camera all the time - is she trying to come across as flirty?
OH - and I also saw the clip where she mentioned her slew of help/staff and she kept calling them girls. How offensive and demeaning...typical Kate being rude and ignorant.

konhasyoufooled said...

So Kate wants to be in a movie?? Oh my! I can just see her now You had me at HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

LOL

XYZed said...

I loved this recap! In 20 years when people ask, "Who were the Gosselins?", the insightful and defining comment in Laura Linger's recap needs to be referenced because it says it all:

'. . . two adults who stole their kids’ childhoods for their own self-serving ends.'

For The Moment? said...

Very good job you all do as always. The thing that got me she actually said that she dresses the way she does "for her kids", I mean who else would you dress like a tramp for, really. I wonder how many times she has stepped on THEIR feet with those outlandish heels. And another point that got me is that I could swear she said the hair thing with the spikes best represents her attitude (or a certain preference). I just don't get it. She is a piece of work if nothing else. What happened to this woman in her life to cause her to be the way that she is and please, please don' pass this on to your kids (too late I am afraid.)

Anonymous said...

Great recap! I quit watching the show months ago, but look forward to coming here and seeing what others have to say.

I caught a promo for next week's show and rolled my eyes through all of it. The overdone drama was ridiculous. TLC and Kate are milking this for all it's worth.

For The Moment? said...

Also of note the word healthy is not a misnomer for hefty. Healthy was a very well calculated word that must have been fed to her, I don't think she is that creative. I gotta feeling there is not much money in that account and as we know it is revocable. How could there be the way they are living. TLC can't be paying for all of their lavishness in these hard economical signs where even people who are well off are cutting back.

I will never forget how persnickety and ungrateful she was about getting the solar panels on her house that would save a fortune in utilities and help save the earth (that would be a blessing to anybody else). I finally reasoned that it must have been because she had to take a back seat as this was the focus of the show and not her. Ughhh.l

Triple ZZZs might do it said...

I think to make it in movies Kate will either have to get much bigger boobs or get some talent. Since you can't buy talent I am thinking we are going to being seeing a lot more of Kate real soon.

For The Moment? said...

My mother always taught me not to make promises that I can't keep, thank God. What bothers me is that Kate plays fast and loose with this on her kids. You can bet those kids will not live in that house for the rest of the their lives--she let it out--she wants to live on the beach. Now she fully expects a beach house to materialize and suddenly the kid will have that house for the rest of the lives. The kids don't even like that house--they say it is out in the middle of nowhere. That is emotionally abusive to promise those kids things and then just yank it away like it was nothing.

Tucker's Mom said...

And speaking of looks, has Kate done something surgically to her face? I never really noticed (skipped all of last year on this crapfest) but watching the flashbacks last night she looked completely different and some posts here seem to hint at it.
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I've been thinking the same thing, and I can't put a finger on it. I recognize the veneers and the tan, but her face has changed a great deal in the past 2 years or so. It's not your garden variety aging either.
Thanks for the recap!

Woodsy Girl said...

I agree with Laura Linger that TLC's purpose in running the episode was to introduce a new series. It is sort of confusing though as to what the purpose of the new series is going to be... What is it about Kate that infuriates us so much that we have to keep watching her? The fact that I even care to talk about her annoys me about myself. Kate-mania needs to stop because there are plenty of actually talented people that are unemployed.

Taylor Taylor said...

Dr. Lillan Glass weighs in:

This paragraph says it all:

Kate Gosselin’s body language facial language and sarcastic and bitter and hostile vocal tone revealed great deal of defensiveness, sarcasm, self entitlement, an over inflated ego, hostility, and rudeness, even admonishing those who asked her questions. She was evasive with certain questions and showed signals of deception on others.


http://www.drlillianglass.com/blog/?p=83

Of course, this doctor is just jealous.

Lucy said...

Winsome said;
I have a bad feeling that Kate will come out smelling like a rose when all is said and done.

Even if she does "prevail" now, her future looks bleak, as far as her childrens' love for their mother once they are older and wiser. I do not envy Khate the seeds of future sorrow she sows for herself today. What goes around ... does indeed ... come around. You think you are alone now Khate? Too bad you couldn't look into a crystal ball.

K8TERH8TER said...

The recaps written on this site are always the best part. They are so descriptive there is no need at all to watch the show. And they are wayyyy funnier...although someone needs to find a way to master typing Kate's evil cackle into words. I'm so glad this nightmare seems to be coming to an end...atleast for the kids...maybe. I can't even imagine what TLC has up their sleeve next for the queen. I've heard whispers about a talk show, but it won't survive. TLC seems to really believe Kate is a money maker. People loved the kids...not Kate. Sure, a few wacko fans will follow her to her next 'gig', but the majority of the public won't. Most of us no longer even watch the show. Someone in that network is dreaming if they really believe Kate has talent. Although, I will say this...if Kate doesn't get a new show and she is forced to go back to nursing, we just may have to come together as a group once again to stand up for the PATIENTS! Can you even imagine being on your death bed and having her as your nurse? You would think you had already died and had gone to HELL!!!!

Dianew said...

Kate in a movie

Bwahahahahhahahahahahah!

mommadiane5 said...

Laura,
Thank you for the recap. I really enjoyed it. Much better than actually watching. I'll send you some salt for next week. I think you will need it.

Rose said...

Don't you just love how she validated her passion for dressing up by saying that it's a life lesson for her kids? Her exact words were...

"I think it's an important lesson to teach your kids, if you take care of yourself and, um, try to look nice, it's reflective of how you feel about yourself. I want them to, to be proud of me and to think that, you know, Mommy cares, and so should I. So that's what that's all about."

Yeah, Kate. Sure. Either that, or it will teach your kids to feel worthless any time they think they'd like to relax in a T-shirt and an old pair of sweatpants. Whether they're at the zoo, spending a lazy afternoon at the library, or catching a movie at the theater, anything less than high heels and miniskirts is just pathetic and in poor taste. Because we know Miss Kate wouldn't dare to wear a modest, comfortable outfit to one of those places, ever. It would be beneath her. So no, her behavior won't teach the kids to take pride in themselves. It will only teach them to be self-conscious and feel guilty about dressing casually for any reason...which makes me feel even worse for them.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Well, I don't actually know if it's a backdoor pilot. I haven't been too on top of my Gosselin "news" lately, but I'm pretty sure they still can't film the kids. (Tell me if I'm wrong.) This totally smacked of filler to me. They're doing everything they can to stretch out what piddly footage they have left.

SherryInPA said...

Laura you're my hero. I can't stand the show but love comming here to read the recaps. The recaps are much more entertaining than the show. Thanks!

Please don't let me get sick said...

K8TERH8TER said...
...if Kate doesn't get a new show and she is forced to go back to nursing, we just may have to come together as a group once again to stand up for the PATIENTS! Can you even imagine being on your death bed and having her as your nurse? You would think you had already died and had gone to HELL!!!!


That hospital is gonna need a really big laundry room for all the vomiting patients she'll make sleep on the floor.

Kate Sucks said...

I watched a little bit on youtube... you forgot to mention how when she was done with a question, Miss Thang would just hurl the piece of paper onto the floor from her throne, expecting one of her peasants to clean them all up. She is so rude and disrespectful.
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Kate is ignorant tossing the papers aside like she is too good to even answer.

However, Sharon Osbourne was recently on the Ellen show and asked for her reaction to several pictures. Sharon was very nice until Ellen showed her a picture of the Gosselins and she threw the card/picture over her shoulder onto the floor without comment. The audience loved it.

So of course, Kate has to draw her cues from the more famous. Like she is really a celebrity.

Janine said...

I believe K8 had a stack of possibly blank sheets of white paper. It's as if she had arranged with the crew that 'after she 'nailed' or 'murdered' the answer, for viewer fun, she would hurl the paper' (we know she won't pick them up; on the other hand... it's a chance to show her bosom)
I was thinking she was 'pretending' to be as important as those ladies on the View (they have a stack of cards to rely on with notes). When K8 was on the View, she KEPT looking at her cards nervously. I can just imagine the production meeting when Ms. K8 said "Oh, and I want to have a thick stack of paper to figit with, look at and discard in mock humor"
Problem with that is when she gets her own show ;0 , or makes her movie she will not have the luxury.
Julia Roberts??? Really, give me a break. By the way... how many times have we seen Julia Roberts her husband and three kids on tabloids lately? Why are the "P" people rushing to her modest home?
I am really disturbed by her knocking the kids, comparing them to Jon... and for that matter, knocking Jon (over, and over). When she does that, TIMES 8, she is destroying her children. He is their father. He is 1/2 of who they are (simplified). As a matter of fact, they look like him. He is also a much more hands on, devoted parent. Not perfect, but the look on their faces is priceless when they are together. Compare side by side and it's evident how much more at ease the kids are.
I have a question for posters:
Does it drive anyone else crazy when she winks at the camera and says "you know MOMS, how it is... We MOMS..." As though she is the essential mother and we are all in one big cult.
I would love a survey to see how big her cult really is (BM)

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

Very sad about it all said... It's like watching a person about to get hit by a car and you are standing there not being able to stop it.

Sorry to hijack the post and if it was off topic. It's just all so sad and I feel awful for the kids.
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Well said! I too came from a messy childhood and a hate-filled, angry mother, and I couldn't agree with you more.

1momski said...

For the Moment said"My mother always taught me not to make promises that I can't keep, thank God. What bothers me is that Kate plays fast and loose with this on her kids. You can bet those kids will not live in that house for the rest of the their lives--she let it out--she wants to live on the beach. Now she fully expects a beach house to materialize and suddenly the kid will have that house for the rest of the lives. The kids don't even like that house--they say it is out in the middle of nowhere. That is emotionally abusive to promise those kids things and then just yank it away like it was nothing."

For-the-Moment, I am sure that when Kate said "Beach House" she ment in Malibu. It's much closer to Hollywood then the Homewood Suites in Reading, PA, don't ya know!

Im_in_PR said...

konhasyoufooled said...

So Kate wants to be in a movie?? Oh my! I can just see her now You had me at HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


That cracked me up!!

Taylor Taylor said...

Get ready for "Jon + Octomom = 22" as Jon and Nadya do new reality show together where they DATE!!!!

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/10/28/2009-10-28_reality_nightmare_jon_gosselin_and_nadya_suleman_to_date_in_new_show.html

If you know what the acronym "FML" means, I bet their KIDS will be saying that... aaaaaaall 22 of them!!!

Elizabeth said...

Did anyone else notice that she started talking about their lives in seasons? I seem to remember her jumping all over John when he had done it a few seasons ago. I think her words were something about when they start looking at their lives as seasons, the show is done. And here she is, think in seasons instead of years!

Huh said...

Wonderful recap, Laura!

You know it's sad. When I stopped watching the show after the birthday episode, I'd read the recaps and I was still tempted to watch now and again.

Now when I read the recaps, I feel sorry for the people that have to watch the show to write the recaps, and wonder how much money it would take to pay me (or how much tequila!) to force me to watch it! It's amazing how far the show has fallen.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Im_in_PR said...

Wearing a floral blouse,

Which looks ever so much like a couch.....

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

.......complete with 2 overstuffed pillows.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Ryan's Mom said...

The most disgusting lie told by Herself was in response to the vow renewal question. Seriously, did you really not know you were on the verge of divorce when only a few weeks after your "wedding" you separate? Kate, you are a really amoral, vapid and duplicitous person. Translation for Kate's benefit: you are an airhead, you have no values and you are 'liarish."

^^^^^^

And did ya catch it when Khate kicked off her answer by saying that "it was a great trip."

Um, yea, Khatie, we kinda figured that getting a great trip was your underhanded goal of that vow renewal scam of yours.

Hambone said...

Dianew said...
Kate in a movie

Bwahahahahhahahahahahah!

10/28/2009 9:44 AM

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I can see this happening, but only if it's a remake of "One Flew Over The CooCoo's Nest".

She'd also be perfect in a remake of the Exorcist. Not much practice will be needed to play the possessed part.

Hello People!!! said...

Wait, so she dresses that way for her children... WTF?! I have nothing against wearing a skirt and heels but please!!!! Age appropriate, adequate length, correct size and maybe some everyday kitten heels (Very low but stylish heels- I don't know if this is the real name). There is absolutely nothing wrong with dressing nice and taking care of youself but... do a crossover with what not to wear for some tips!!! Your hair is different but maybe needs an update (go all blonde please!). Kate please get counseling for yourself and your children! Your dress and manorisms warrent it. Please! Your children need a stable home, two caring parents, and PRIVACY. Please quit worring about the college fund for the moment your children need a childhood in order to progress to the next level... If you don't have a childhood you obsess about finding one. Point in case is a well known singer that started as a child and continued as an adult. Very talented but very damanged by the loss of childhood. The singer idolized peter pan and had plastic surgery over the years... you know who he is... He had a very sad outcome. Sorry to ramble but... Please do something for your children help them (proffesional counseling) and just be there for them and let them have privacy and the freedom to be a child. They only have one chance! Please!

anotherthing... said...

winsomeone said...
I have a bad feeling that Kate will come out smelling like a rose when all is said and done. Even the court seems to be favoring her over Jon.

The only explanation for this, is that some people's brains seem to be wired differently..they see good where I see bad? Like with O.J. Half of the country thought he was guilty and the other half thought he was framed.

I look at Kate and see a pitiful excuse of a woman and mother, and others look at her and see perfection. And, I have a bad feeling that this group might win out in the end.

10/28/2009 6:41 AM
__________________

What you described is my worst fear in the world: that 'they' (read: the ones who depend on the views of others who have been paid to say the lines theyve been fed -the view- in order to form their own opinions are becoming the majority.

It scares me to no end that society can be so blind and deaf and so easily swayed into believing what theyre told without any hesitation rather than THINKING about what they SEE and forming their own opinions.

*sigh*

ntvnat said...

A parenting site/blog does w/ a video of a mom wearing an "8 Kids Is Enough" wig (can't use Kate's name w/out paying her royalties; must tick her off to noooo end!):

http://coolmom.com/2009/10/27/trick-or-treat/

Janine said...

I just saw the N.Y. Daily News gossip and honestly (at the risk of sounding like a devoted fan of Jon) I think this is just someones idea of getting some attention in print... It is so far fetched on so many levels. I believe Jon Gosselin has MUCH better things to do with his time and this would never happen. I could imagine some other reality show (which would be very tacky) but not this. (I could imagine Nadya doing something like this though)...
The fact that Gloria Alred has entered her (Nadya's) galaxy too would nip that in the bud. Like her or not, Gloria sheds light on the absurd (while being a little over the top herself) and things have a way of working out...
This article was just more trash. I would be interested to see who generated it... that would be something!

SandyW said...

oh no she is on Ellen trying show she has acting skills by spoofing herself.......

Janine said...

http://www.californiawomen.org/kate-gosselin/

I had to see what they were using... I thought it would be the same old 'stuff' but this was interesting and mild all at once. It seems they wanted to honor their commitment to the K8 machine while not giving too much creedance.

DLCF said...

I've broken down The Laugh into its individual components.

Take one wet and angry cat, the Joker's little laughing bag thingy from the first Batman film, fingernails on a chalk board, a set of bagpipes played by an asthmatic llama, a drunken goat with allergies, and a poorly tuned accordian.

Mix in equal amounts, then autotune at a pitch that can shatter plexiglass. Use sparingly--it may cause you to lose friends and hearing.

Janine said...

WARNING: This may cause some to become ill http://www.theinsider.com/news/2988702_Kate_Gosselin_I_ve_Been_Targeted_and_Torn_Apart

THIS JUST IN; Today on Ellen

Not a fan of either said...

I believe the question about did she regret the vow renewal was really directed at the fact that she told her children they would be together forever. She just twisted the question around to suit her. Of course all the questions were lame and not fully answered.

texas two step said...

To say "Awesome Recap" just doesn't cut it...... Fan-tab-u-lous. This is just one more reason I stopped watching the show... why watch when you can get top notch reviews right here in GWOP.
Thanks Laura!!!!

CherryCheeseKate said...

FIRST OFF..I'd like to apologize, beforehand, to the poster who gave me the idea for this graphic I made ~ when I read her post. I found her comment extremely funny regarding Kate reminding her of "Miss Piggy". I have scoured this forum to try and give credit where credit is due ~ but to no avail ~ I can't locate that specific post/poster.

I'm not sure this link is 'clickable'--if not, you'll have to cut/paste to see the graphic. THANKS!

http://img101.photolava.com/2009/10/28/misskate-6oycdvdr.gif

So Phoney said...

I haven't watched the show since the birthday episode and have no desire to. I simply cannot stand to see or hear Kate. I perfer to come to this site and read the recaps and comments to get news. Great job mods and my deepest sympathy to the poor souls who have to endure the show to bring us the wonderful recaps.

A few of you have posted about how kate always berates/belittles Jon and her sons.

This is just my opinion but I personally think Kate hates males in general, not just jon and the boys. She probably even hates Stevie Boy, but tolorates him as long ad he carries her purse and bags.

rural mom said...

Remember, it was Beth and Kate who cooked up the Hawaii trip, telling Jon in the airport in Utah that they'd go to the island to renew their wedding vows. His response was cynicism and Kate was like "no, really, we are going to do it". So again, the intention was the free trip to Hawaii, the vow renewal was the staged event to film around.

SafetyTrain said...

Kate thinks the way she dresses teaches the kids how to respect themselves???? If she dressed appropriately I'd be on board with her theory, but how does dressing like an over-the-hill prostitute teach them how to respect themselves? If anything, she's teaching the girls that they should go out of their way to use their body for attention. She dressed like a hooker for the motorcycle show, for the ranch show, for the balloon show - all completely inappropriate times to be flashing her goods for the world (and her children) to see. Yet she seemed to think she was being so cute and adorable each time. How is that being a good role model? In ten years will we be seeing her girls wearing heels and mini-skirts and riding on the backs of motorcycles showing their goods for every guy within a two-mile radius? Because that's the example she's setting for them.

I'm actually hoping that she has sufficiently embarrassed her kids enough to prevent them from ever mimicking her.

nurse2 said...

I always wondered why they would do a "Vow Renewal" after only 9 yrs. wouldn't you wait until 10 yrs. Things that make you hmmm.

Janine said...

(I promise this will be my last post)... I had previously sent two links that may have been lost in internet space (my page wans't reloading) but check out the Insider clip from todays Ellen... and take a look at the California Womens conference (there is a link for the business people) It is a somewhat 'mild' description of K8
The little video snip from her autograph table (2 days ago) had her grabbing her 'coffee' and a pretty lady (looks like she is expecting and possibly Danica Patrick; But I have not heard Danica was expecting) at any rate the pretty lady bent down to pick up a large tote, behind K8 and handed it to Mr. Gray. I hate to start rumors and none of these are facts as far as I know... but if anyone has seen it, let us know what you think. OK I'm off to do something else (I have had a 'bug' and have been a bit of a blog hog) Have a great day!

texas two step said...

OMG!!!!!!!!
I just saw a clip where possum head was asked to talk about each of the kids.... I CAN NOT BELIEVE MY EARS in regards to what she said about little Joel..

Her Words-
"Joel is, I think he might make a living, be a model or I could just see him on the cover of GQ,or something like that with that ridculously adorable smile (insert clip comment from an episode)- he'll Suck some girl in and then she'll figure out he's clueless, you know that same old game... wait- haven't we done that before (insert hyena cackle here)

Nothing like leaving for history exactly your true feelings towards this child. If she says this on camera, only makes me wonder how she treats this child behind closed doors.

CartoonK8 said...

This is one of the all-time great recaps! I really enjoy your writing style, Laura!

I also especially enjoyed your observation about Kate's soulless laugh. I've thought the same thing many times as I've heard that forced cackle and watched those lips obediently perform a practiced upward movement, but in all the times I've seen this woman, I have never, ever seen any heartfelt JOY exhibited by Kate.

This woman glaringly lacks on so many levels including intelligence, integrity, kindness, patience, wisdom, and, most notably emotional depth. Your recap did a great job describing this caricature of a 'struggling single, loving mom'.

As always, recaps here are so much better than any episode of J&K+8 has ever been. Thanks for that.

Angel1 said...

Thanks, Laura for taking one for the team and sitting through that mess. I don't think there is enough Tequila for me to do that.
Thanks for your sacrifice and for writing a hilarious recap!
Khate as a movie star? Really? God, but this woman is totally delusional. Please let this not be a 'backdoor pilot'. That would be more than I could stand.

My Spikes Are My Attitude said...

I once heard a statement that is a perfect descriptor for Kate: "A barefoot walk through the ocean of her soul would scarcely get your feet wet."

Your post, Laura, captures this essence of Kate Gosselin.

Thanks.

StevesBalls said...

nurse2 said...
I always wondered why they would do a "Vow Renewal" after only 9 yrs. wouldn't you wait until 10 yrs. Things that make you hmmm.

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Its called RATINGS BOOSTER! They knew they wouldnt be together for the 10th Anniversary. And another poster commented here that my conspiracy comments weren't "rational" ??? PLEASE! J&K have been "conspiring" for 5 years! Ca-CHING $$$

I wish she would've fallen off her hooker heels on Ellen today. And the micro-mini skirt? Um, HELLLOOO!

AND she said 9 "ums" just during the questioning of the ring. Nervous "umms" too

I hope she starts selling Gosselin Vomit Buckets--I could use one while watching her!

fantastic said...

I'm in PR said ...
You've heard of the Antichrist?
Kate's the Antimother™. .....

******

BEST POST EVER

I love how the Antimother is showing that it has been trademarked.

What a great idea for Tshirts.

Perfect.

paradisefirst said...

The picture of Possumhair on Radar shows without a doubt the boobs are STORE BOUGHT! You can see the outline of each implant.

Lies She Has Told said...

It's all completely nonsensical: vow renewal at 9 yrs in August, joint purchase of a mansion in October, marriage DOA by Christmas.

Did I say 'nonsensical'?

Make that manure.

Natalie Sold Out Too said...

Paradise First said re: Kate's Store Bought Breasts: The FIRST question Natalie Morales will NOT ask Kate, though, is 'please help us understand how those new Store Bought Breasts you are now sporting were for your children...

Ah, yes, the list of questions Natalie Morales will NOT ask Kate...........

Im_in_PR said...

Fantastic said BEST POST EVER

I love how the Antimother is showing that it has been trademarked.

What a great idea for Tshirts.

Perfect.


Well thanks. :-)

rural mom said...

When Kate grows up she wants to be rich and famous and have her own tv talk show, be in a movie, do voices for cartoons, hang out with celebrites.. but for her kids, who earn Kate's wages and created this lifestyle and public interest, she thinks they are just going to be caretakers, animal lovers, a winsome loser (Joel, look out girls, he is clueless, cackle) and tiny. Yeah, tiny and riding on the back of a football player. Why has Kate Gosselin not taken Mother of the Year yet?

Pamela Jaye said...

Once... she mentions how scrambled her brain is and how she puts salt and pepper shakers in the fridge (did she have salt and pepper shakers?) That's usually called "drunk"

really? I used to call it "my kitchen is too big and I don't have any counters" - at least that's what I called it when I accidentally put the box of stuffing mix in the fridge. (I don't usually drink and I've even less often been drunk, so it wasn't that). My brother often drop things in weird places for the following reason: he needed to use the hand he was carrying it in.

I have no memory at all, and I know this, so I hang things from my windshield wipers in bags on the hood of my car so I won't drive off without them, stick notes over the ignition key, leave roses in my shoes (I had no memory even back when I was 23 apparently). I'm forever wondering where I put stuff.
Not to say Kate's never drunk, but there are other reasons for freezing your oven mitt...

SherryInPA said...

Janine said...
WARNING: This may cause some to become ill http://www.theinsider.com/news/2988702_Kate_Gosselin_I_ve_Been_Targeted_and_Torn_Apart

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OMG I can't take it....how many times does she have to say "um"....Pass the tequilla.

Pamela Jaye said...

Wait a sec. Isn't there a show What Not to Wear? Maybe Kate could do How Not to Mother. (or be a Wife, or be Human, or speak English (though I make up words all the time - it's Joss Whedon's fault))

K8 aint GR8 said...

RE: KATE'S IMPLANTS

Duh...of course they are for her kids.

When mommy 'thinks' she looks good, mommy will act nicer and therefore be a better mommy.

Therefore, the kids OWE mommy complete plastic surgery and a new house because she'll be the best mommy ever in the end.

All for her kids...

Concerned for 8 said...

Just saw the Ellen clip ---- she told the kids that the ring with 8 diamonds and mother of pearl would mean they are together forever?? Hmmm....where have they heard that lie before?? Then saying they each get a diamond when they get a job??? HELLOOOOOO....I think they are the only ones who have ever had a job, Kate! Nice try though! And nice facial expression when she said something about her going back to work someday! It takes all kinds!

Moons in Leo said...

Brava, Laura! Well done. I appreciate you walking the tequila tightrope to do this for us so that we didn't have to suffer by actually watching this crapfest.

Willow #1 said...

Even when Khate has to stop and really think about it, she just does not know her children well enough to even imagine what they might be interested in or what they might be when they grow up. The only one she had a clue about was Cara - probably because Cara said out loud a few times that she wanted to be a teacher, and thus it stuck in Khate's mind. Congrats Khate, 1 out of 8 isn't bad. No one can see in the future, but most parents have some idea of their child's personality. Kate was rearranging how they were described in the original promo.

GREAT recap, Laura. Thanks.

Chewy said...

Also, I noticed a commercial for Table for Twelve. I hope they don't go down the Gosselin route.

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I'm thinking they already have, hence the commercial for their pimpage.

Lovely recap! Why does Kate wear high heels, oooh the tough questions being asked!

Really, though, what on earth was her answer to that?

One way conversations are just the way she likes it. She can control every aspect of the outcome that way.

Sarah Palin's Glasses said...

Ok I just have few comments:

Joel(?)says when the camera is directly in his and the dogs face "The dogs DON'T like being interviewed!"

Alexis (cutie pie) says numerous times: "What are you staring at?" "Why are you looking at us/me"

Alexis again (supposedly told Kate) that kids at school where saying "we watch your show on TV"

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH! Why then does Kate still say the show is good for them? Why is she STILL bitching about the oppertunities the kids will miss?? AND WHY do people still believe what this narcissist has to say?

sickening.

Janine said...

... Sorry Pamela Jaye for getting carried away with my comentary. I have alcoholism and Alzheimers and forgetful mothers in my family. No disrespet meant to anyone... it was tongue in cheek (I guess I did mean disrespect to Mrs. Gosselin)

LiesInWailea said...

Janine asked, "Who was the pregnant women who handed Mr. Gray Kate's bag?" at the Women's Conference. If you are talking about a dark haired women wearing a black and white, large print dress, I can tell you for sure, it was not Danica Patrick. It was probably just a sheeple.....

MaryB said...

From the Ellen interview...

Asked why she thinks the public is fascinated with her family, Kate says: "Well, I think certain events take place that make us sitting ducks. That makes us easy targets. Certain ones of us speak a lot; others of us prefer to keep our mouths shut."

Can someone tell Khate that the "events" that made her family "sitting ducks" was the past 5 1/2 seasons of that little thing called a reality (cough!) show they did!
And - if you see Khate (heh, heh!), let her know I have a copy of "Usage an Abusage: A Guide to Good English" for her!

Queen of C-a-RAZY said...

K8Ain'tGr8 said, "RE: KATE'S IMPLANTS

Duh...of course they are for her kids.

When mommy 'thinks' she looks good, mommy will act nicer and therefore be a better mommy.

Therefore, the kids OWE mommy complete plastic surgery and a new house because she'll be the best mommy ever in the end.

All for her kids..."
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Amen and well said, K8 Ain't!

Ever heard the old saying that 'when mama's not happy, ain't nobody happy'?

Sadly in Chez Gosselin, nobody gets to be happy because Kate seems incapable of genuine happiness and peace.

Those poor 8 kids. :( The lunatic is definitely running the Wernersville Assylum

Janine said...

(I super, super apologize) I was watching the opening of Ellen. I was all set to add her to my list of people kissing K8's butt. I think so far, this witty comedian is very carefully letting K8 mock herself. Watching the 'skit' with the wine and K8 walking out in those unfortunate high heels after she spoke the "lines" in a forced way... and turned and clomped out. You could feel her satisfaction. I will watch this in context before I decide if Ellen sold out. I know I promised not to comment any more, but I was jumping out of my skin.

Momof2 said...

Her quote on ELLEN went like this:

"there are ONES of us who speak to everybody...and then the rest of us stay home and make dinner"

...I think she got that backwards...not to mention she butchered the English language

....and I like how they put her on LAST so everyone could feel free to change the channel or turn the TV off without missing the rest of the show...lol.

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goawayJandK said...

Janine asked, "Who was the pregnant women who handed Mr. Gray Kate's bag?" at the Women's Conference. If you are talking about a dark haired women wearing a black and white, large print dress, I can tell you for sure, it was not Danica Patrick. It was probably just a sheeple.....

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I read on another site that the pregnant woman is Julie Carson May, K8's publicist.

The Joke is on Me said...

Generally speaking, I don't like to make fun of people's physical appearance, but when it comes to Our Queen of Mean, I have two observations to share:

1) I agree with previous posters about Kate's face - WTH is she doing to herself these days? IMO, she used to be a naturally pretty (physically, that is, NEVER emotionally or personality-wise) woman.

But these days she's starting to take on that Hollywoodish (Kateism) SCARY look in the face.

Her facial features seem even rougher/pointier/sharper (vs. soft and pretty) and the impression she gives at first glance is something akin to an over-wound watch: tense and overly taut. Brittle, as if her face may crack.

Well, ok at FIRST glance that's probably not the first thing we'd notice. The FIRST thing we'd notice brings me to 2) her attire. WHY OH WHY has she gone totally hooker?

If the woman had any sense at all, she'd work to SOFTEN her appearance in the hope of distracting from the harshness of her personality.

She'd also try to present herself as professional (and, no, I don't mean prostitute!) to try to compensate for her absolute lack of conversational and language skills.

Whatever she's paying her handlers/PR, it's not enough. She's a walking joke.

Janine said...

OH dear... today Katie and K8 are mirror images on Ellen

junebug said...

When Kate was talking on "Ellen" today she was doing her usual beating around the bush when asked questions. Ellen made the best comment ever (as she had a wtf look on her face). She said to Kate, "It's like you're speaking in code."

Now that's funny!

Laurie said...

Kate said: "There are ONES of us who speak to everybody...and then there are ones of us stay home and make dinner" (maybe not an exact quote but the "ones of us" is exact). Ellen looked at her and said something like - I don't know what you're saying/talking about.

Also, Ellen made it a point to say at least twice during the segment that she didn't know anything about them and was only going by what she was told. Ah yes, the kids are excited that kHate will be getting a ring (because she's all about the "symbolism) and when asked by Ellen if the kids got one with one diamond each symbolizing her kHate answered "Yeah, when they get a job".

Hellooooooooooooooooo! What have they been doing for 5 seasons now?

stopthemadness said...

For the Moment said"My mother always taught me not to make promises that I can't keep, thank God. What bothers me is that Kate plays fast and loose with this on her kids. You can bet those kids will not live in that house for the rest of the their lives--she let it out--she wants to live on the beach. Now she fully expects a beach house to materialize and suddenly the kid will have that house for the rest of the lives. The kids don't even like that house--they say it is out in the middle of nowhere. That is emotionally abusive to promise those kids things and then just yank it away like it was nothing."

She's a liar. She doesn't care if her kids are devastated by her lies, about the wedding meaning that daddy and mommy will be together forever, or any of that. She says what she says for the camera and the devil take the hind most.

The kids are there to facilitate her lifestyle; she's "found her niche" and what she's good at is terrifyingly separate from what makes a sane home or happy family, and you can tell, she does not care. Her kids will be clueless nothings. She will be a movie star,. A direct slap at the fact that SHE is the one riding THEIR backs. She thinks, her handlers enable her thinking, that this is about HER. Oh Puh leeze.

her tossing aside of the "questions" is meant to show her utter disregard for and superiority over, those who would dare to "question" her. Since she didn't take hard questions I am left to believe she also has utter contempt for the sheeple who did send in the easy questions. There. Did I asnswer your stuypid questions as you obsess over my life? You stupid fools.

I am left to question what she thinks her "niche" is.?!? Her 15 minutes were expanded into weeks, because of America's obsession over her bad behavior, but I have a strong inkling that her popularity --and with it her arrogance-- are going to diminish the more she attempts to make hay - on her own - without the 8.

This little show was meant to demonstrate that it's all about Kate and "Kate's enough" - we shall see, Somehow, I don't think so.

Momof2 said...

Ellen totally didn't jump on the blame game bandwagon. LOVED how she told Kate she sounded like she was talking in code. LOVED how she said she really didn't watch and didn't know what was going on or if they are divorced or not.

It was more like "What are you doing here"

Laura said...

I just watched the Ellen interview on youtube. Hmm-short enough skirt, Kate? She is always so scripted, awkward, and ill-spoken. "Uh, certain ones of us speak a lot, others of us prefer to keep our mouths shut and make dinner for example?" You both SPEAK a lot and neither one of you make dinner from what I've seen! Learn the English language, Kate! Let me assure you that you will not last long on your own with any TV show!

bbeau said...

Re: Ellen appearance

Why does she keep talking about that da###n ring?

thethreefarmers said...

It was so funny when she said she wants to land a role in a movie or be the voice of a cartoon character for her kids. Good Luck with that Kate.

Janine said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/photos/kate-gosselins-high-school-yearbook-pics-2009188/1183


Back to the future?

Pamela Jaye said...

OH dear... today Katie and K8 are mirror images on Ellen

nah. Ellen's hair looks better ;-)

I swear I wanted to wring Kate's neck several times. the "when they get jobs" comes to mind.

Jayley said...

Get all the plastic surgery, designer clothing, veneers, spa trips, tanning, interviews, fake acceptance that you like khate, it's useless because you will never be thought of as "beautiful". Anyone can be beautiful without material trappings. It's about how we live our lives with compassion and kindness to others, caring about the world around us and all its creatures. She is doomed without this kind of self-actualization. Awhile back narcissim was mentioned. She needs professional help.

Pamela Jaye said...

Janine,
No problem :-)

Janine said...

I have been off topic today (I am blaming it on the flu) but with ALL of K8's California stops and with so many "P" people out here, has anyone seen a photo outside of the confines of the convention or Ellen? My point is if there isn't one (or many) than she is really quite capable of avoiding them or inviting them whatever the case may be. I would have thought the photo's would be all over.

Janine said...

I just saw pictures on Radar Online that are clearly part of the 'interview' show (and Mr. Gray is right there)
Jon said a few weeks ago, no show, no bodyguard... When there's a will there's a way 'come hell or high water'

livnluv said...

There's a definite line between trashy and classy when it comes to dress and appearance. Kate needs to learn the age appropriate difference. I don't understand why she doesn't have a stylist. She has everything else.

sprinkles said...

Long time reader, first time commenter.

I watched part of the show last night and noticed that some of the questions she didn't even really answer. She seemed to have a PR response ready but it didn't answer the question.

I'm glad the show is going off the air. The early episodes showed a fun family just struggling to make it through. Now it's all about Kate taking the kids some place.

No family with even one child that I personally know of travels that much. The show isn't about the day to day stuff anymore, it's all about "Let's see how much free stuff we can get out of TLC and our sponsors." Don't they ever stay home anymore?

And Kate has NEVER seemed to appreciate anything that has been given to her. She always has some complaint or is rude to those around her, including her children.

This family needs to get out of the spotlight and deal with their problems privately. Sadly, that's not going to happen. Not as long as the parents can make $ off the children.

It really bugs me how every episode Kate talks about the papparazi following her. I know they do as I've seen the pictures on the internet and in the tabloids. It's almost like she's trying to make herself seem so much more important and "above" everyone else by mentioning them every 15 words or so that come out of her mouth.

PaMa said...

livnluv said...There's a definite line between trashy and classy when it comes to dress and appearance. Kate needs to learn the age appropriate difference.
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Until observing Kate's transformation over the past several months, I thought my neighbor was the only woman who could purchase all of her clothes at Saks and still come out looking like a $5 hooker. Now I see that Kate has the same talent.

Janine said...

Jon really needs to stop talking to the friendly guys on the other side of the fence. If he has anyone reading these posts... The recent conversation he had about Halloween and costumes, he was being really kind about K8 and her desire to be in a movie. When the question was posed to him 'would he want to be in movies?', he gave a sarcastic answer and said something about 'Kung-fu' and Jackie Chan (it was a joke). The Insider spent a good 3 minutes taking that apart (Star Jones, Samantha Harris and the blonde, honestly can't think of her name) were just taking that and running. I think Jon would do so much better if he just let K8 spin. That 'show' is trash, but they had the ammo handed to them. Tomorrow, Hailey speaks. They will promote that to death and tear him apart.

ErinKate said...

Did Ellen ask for the bikes back?

Mackenzie said...

bbeau said
Re: Ellen appearance

Why does she keep talking about that da###n ring?

10/28/2009 6:18 PM

Because nobody has given queen kate one for free yet. Remember she is used to asking for something and then it magically appears.
It would seem that mabey (hopefully) companies are wiseing up to her royal higness and not giving her everything she wishes for.

scumbags unite said...

Beware all media types and corporations. Do not give her the ring. You will be forever branded as the sellouts, scumbags, and people that pay for the exploitation of a family.

Janine said...

I really hope K8 isn't reinforced by 'getting' her dream symbolic ring that "makes the kids so happy" *times 8* (from a donor)
I do think her idea of '8 diamonds and mother of pearl' is starange, like her hair and her cheap appearance... those two things are each pretty and paired in other ways. I wonder if the "Mother of pearl" can be in dish water etc. While she is home making dinner every night... I would worry about it being fragile, as in cracking (maybe it's more symbolic than we think...)

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Janine said...
Jon really needs to stop talking to the friendly guys on the other side of the fence. If he has anyone reading these posts... The recent conversation he had about Halloween and costumes, he was being really kind about K8 and her desire to be in a movie. When the question was posed to him 'would he want to be in movies?', he gave a sarcastic answer and said something about 'Kung-fu' and Jackie Chan (it was a joke). The Insider spent a good 3 minutes taking that apart (Star Jones, Samantha Harris and the blonde, honestly can't think of her name) were just taking that and running. I think Jon would do so much better if he just let K8 spin. That 'show' is trash, but they had the ammo handed to them.
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Janine, I completely agree with you. It was so obvious in the clip that Jon was joking and poking fun at himself. Yet the dimwits on the Insider all took him seriously. It was too difficult to watch after that. I'm hoping someone writes in to the show that they totally misread Jon owe him some sort of apology.

mrsdustysmom said...

I just read that Elizabeth Smart, a remarkable young woman who was taken from her bedroom as a young teenager, held captive and raped daily before being recognized and rescued, was a guest speaker at the LA Womens Conference.
How 'bout you? Would you rather listen to an inspiring testimony of strength, fortitude and faith from a strong, determined, resilient woman or go get a crummy book autographed by a whining, complaining, mean-spirited, greedy, over-indulged, vacuous, selfish shrew?

Teresa said...

To those asking (begging) for sponsors not to give k8 that ring with eight diamonds and a pearl.... too late, l already saw her wearing it! Can't remember where, maybe TMZ showed a shot of her in her car.
Now the show has been cancelled, the dogs taken away, (she got rid of two cats too, when the twins were born)l wonder who will be next to go? Jon's gone....maybe the tups?
I look and l read and l still don't get how she doesn't get it! I wish someone,anyone,could make her be loving to those kids.
It's breaking my heart.

HateKate said...

She thinks that being young television stars have made them stronger people mentally, able to handle the world at large more readily. See Hamer, Rusty. Plato, Dana. Sweetin, Jodi. Haim, Corey. Renfro, Brad. Switzer, Carl. Bonaduce, Danny (who, for all of his faults, is adamant that his children will not work in the business). Shall I go on?

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Also Britney, Lindsey Lohan, Justin Diamond (Screech)...

itsme3 said...

I loved the part about the 11 on her forehead.

Oh, and the part about you booking a plain ticket to beat the butt of whoever is talking to Alexis (Miss Sassy) about the show. As much as I can't stand Kate, Alexis is my favorite and is such a cute and funny child, seems like the very opposite of her mother actually, thank goodness.

Canadian Mom said...

Soooo...Kate likes 'symbolism' and the number 8, huh..?

The Number "8" -
the most difficult number to explain

These people are invariably much misunderstood in their
lives, and perhaps for this reason they feel intensely lonely
at heart...

They have deep and very intense natures, great strength
of individuality; they generally play some important role
on life's stage, but usually one which is fatalistic, or as the
instrument of Fate for others.

If at all religious they go to extremes and are fanatics
in their zeal. In any cause they take up, they attempt to
carry it through in spite of all argument or opposition, and
in doing so they generally make bitter and relentless enemies.
They often appear cold and undemonstrative, though in
reality they have warm hearts towards the oppressed, of
all classes; but they hide their feelings and allow people
to think just what they please.

These number 8 people are either great successes or great
failures; there appears to be no happy medium in their
case.

If ambitious, they generally aim for public life or government responsibility of some kind, and often hold very high
positions involving great sacrifice on their part.
It is not, however, from a worldly standpoint, a fortunate
number to be born under, and such persons often are called
on to face the very greatest sorrows, losses, and humiliations.

SOURCE: http://www.free-numerology.org/all_about_numbers/number_8/qualities_of_number_8_people.php

Yep Kate, 8 is DEFINITELY your number.

Natalie and Abigail said...

Kate's answer about her ring on Ellen went something like this:


Ellen: what's the deal with the ring cause I really don't know anything about you

kate: wore the ring for the kids, yada,yada, took it off recently, kids asked why, not going to be married to daddy, and well, "that wasn't fun for them to hear" BUT, I am looking at getting **big pause - remembers she's poor, backpeddles**well, one day, when I have another JOB, **gives audience wry, aren't I so funny smile and pauses for sympathetic laughter and ....NO ONE LAUGHS - dead silence

goes on to talk about symbolism and how so-so excited the kids are about the future ring...right, because they really care what mom puts on her fingers...

I do agree that Ellen seemed unimpressed and not at all interested. Or maybe, I want to see that because I like Ellen. But, her, "you are talking in code, I have no idea what you are saying" line to Kate was the best.

8POE's said...

There's just too much to contradict so I won't. The woman's certifiable. I must say my favorite thing in this epi was in clip4 on youtube at 2:04 a little asian girl comes to the table and Kate wants to take her home. The girl shakes her head w/such passion I'm surprised she didn't hurt herself.

The VR in HI. Didn't she say in an early epi talking about their wedding that she wanted to get married in HI but her parents wouldn't pay for it? Which might've been the beginning of "they don't know how to help us".

My first thought when they went to HI to renew their vows was that. This was her chance to have the wedding she WANTED the 1st time but didn't get. Even though by the time they went the marriage was on the rocks. In "Kateworld" it's logical. Ours? No.

TicToc said...

Ummm,

Just a note here...if K dislikes J so much and insists on going on national television all the time to tell--- well just about anybody who will listen to her, about what horrible person her ex-hubby is even without regard as to how her children would react, then she should be sure to change her last name when the divorce is final.

She might as well change it to whatever name she thinks would get her a Hollywood role, because with her acting talent...or lack there of, she's gonna need all the help she can get...

Jaden's Mom said...

Interesting that in the Ellen clip, Ellen suggested that all the kids should be given a ring to wear, since Kate is planning on getting a ring for herself to symbolize that she and the kids will be together forever (you know, like she and Jon were). Kate quipped that the kids can each get a ring, when they get a job.

They already have a job, Kate. Or have you forgotten that they are the one's paying for your lifestyle?

Jen said...

I have been reading this site for many months now and I just love it!

I hate to admit it, but I have been watching J&K+8 since the very first episode and from the beginning I absolutely could not stand Kate. After a while, I found myself just watching the show, not to see the kids, but to see what else could Kate possibly say or do to make me hate this woman even more. I think she is a horrible, selfish person. I don't believe a word that comes out of her mouth. The shows lately have been a snooze fest. I wish they would've cancelled the show "seasons" ago.

I think it is embarrassing to watch her flirt with the camera crew, pretend to be a victim, parade in heels 24/7 and act as if she is the Saint of all Saints because, by golly, she is the MOTHER OF EIGHT KIDS!! As if no one else on earth has ever had multiple births and that no one could possibly understand what she goes through.

The latest episode of Kate answering "questions" was a total joke. The last episode (I think it was last) where she took the girls on a hot air balloon and she kept making those hideous faces every time the balloon would shoot out the hot air...oh Lordy be that infuriated me. First of all, she looked like a complete idiot and second of all, she thought she was just the funniest person ever and had to keep doing it over and over and....
I'm sure she thought the crew just loved her; Kate ALWAYS has to be the center of attention. Also, is it just me, or are the tup girls (especially Hannah) becoming lil' ungrateful brats?

The funny thing is, since I've found this site, every time I watch my DVR of J&K, (which lately there's been a lot of fast forwarding, if not just deleting) I find myself rolling my eyes for thirty minutes and I CAN'T WAIT to get on this site the next day to read what everyone has to say about the episode. Just reading everyone's comments lets me get a lot of my frustrations out about Kate and the show LoL.

So thank you, Gosselins Without Pity, for being the highlight of my Tuesday nights.

Vanessa said...

The Insider bashing of Jon was sooo over the top. Anyone with half a brain could tell he was trying to be funny. Did they pull Kate apart for saying IN ALL SERIOUSNESS that she wanted to be in the movies?

readerlady said...

"I'm thinking they already have, hence the commercial for their pimpage." - re the Hayes family of "Table For Twelve".

I disagree with you there. I'm of 2 minds re following this family, but from what I've seen, they've used their "celebrity" to educate people re caring for and opportunities for special needs children; used their earnings to build an addition on their home and construct a new entrance to make it easier to handle Rebecca's wheelchair (with Eric doing most of the work himself); and engage in genuine family activities. They seem much more grounded than the Gosselins ever did and have an extended family to draw on for support. Also - we see occasional episodes, not constant coverage. They seem to really live their faith, instead of hitting us over the heads constantly about what great "Christians" they are.

Khate's "ONES of us talk to everyone and ones of us stay home and make dinner" is laughable. We all know who's been doing the most talking, and it isn't the one Khate meant. How many television shows have you appeared on, Khate? And how many People magazine interviews have you given in the past year? And how many times did you trash Jon in those interviews and shows? Other than Jon saying he despised her, I can't really remember any negative comments he's made about Khate personally. And he did say he would always love her as the mother of his children, which is more than Khate has ever said. Khate needs a new name. Speaks With Forked Tongue has been done to death, although it's most fitting. How about Speaks Through Spikey Head? Or Woman of Begging Lies (and before anyone says I'm being disrespectful of Native Americans, I'm 1/8 Shawnee!)?

Mallypants said...

For those interested:

http://www.popeater.com/2009/10/29/hailey-glassman-jon-gosselin-abusive/

I'm so tired of these people. FADE INTO ANONYMITY PLEASETHNX

NT said...

I'm not sure where to put this comment,so I'll just say it and the mods can put it where they think best. There are pics on sosugery of Kate shopping in LA. I think Natalie Morales is with her. So I think part of the interview is seeing Kate shopping. Also, Steve is there and in the middle of the street she's getting her makeup fixed. Also, I think she's hinting about that ring because she wants someone to give it to her. Another freebie.

BarbMae said...

O.K. when is Kate going home? I've had enough of her being in California and making the stupid talk show rounds. Oh and Kate tone down the tanning your legs were way too brown and didn't match the rest of your skin on Ellen. Why is a camera crew following her around shopping? Oh that's right they are filming her "Kate Tells All" for Mon. Unreal. She is back doing her "job" and Jon, again, is being house ex-hubby and being with the kids. Guilty pleasure I watched the Insider last night and found out more crap is coming again re: Jon. His love of his life is spilling her guts crying saying Jon is mean and emotionally abusive and how she can't walk on the street anymore w/o being recognized... THEN STAY OFF OF T.V. AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Why don't any of these people get this fact. Shut up and keep off t.v., no interviews, no camera crews.... In recent pics it seems that the 8 are just enjoying being 8 relatively normal kids. Oh well how many rounds are we up to?

ImFrancie said...

Would someone, anyone! at TLC/Dicovery please wake up and recognize the hard truth that this woman is a Total PR Disaster for your brand!

I can only hope that these "interviews" signal the true end of the Gosselin farce. TLC must be out of usable footage to complete this "season". And to think that TLC will actually have to pay Kate to sit uttering gibberish, half-truths, and outright lies! Serves 'em right!

Cheryl B said...

I know at least one Real mom that had to pawn her Real wedding ring to put food on her kids table! This Real mother loves her children from the bottom of her heart, not the root of her heart as QFI claims she loves hers. I think she has root rot.

I think she is using seasons to describe her crap, because she thinks five seasons makes her sound like pro-actress. How many people do not realize she has done five seasons in only two years? Remember, the kids were only taped a few hours a week! Do the math over 100 episodes in two years.

Dianew said...

Vanessa said...
The Insider bashing of Jon was sooo over the top. Anyone with half a brain could tell he was trying to be funny.
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Yes, What was up with that? -- It was quite obvious that he was being playful and thats exactly how I took it. He was very kind with his words in regards to the 'paps' question about Kate wanting to be in the movies. I thought Jon handled himself with great restraint. The Insider is looking for ratings and trying to get them anyway they can whether with Kate followers or Jon followers..... Can somebody PLEASE remind these tabloids that what is actually at stake here is 8 children.

Star Jones and Lara Spencer have deffinately hit the bottom of the barrel with this show.

bbeau said...

MacKenzie said

Because nobody has given queen kate one for free yet. Remember she is used to asking for something and then it magically appears.
It would seem that mabey (hopefully) companies are wiseing up to her royal higness and not giving her everything she wishes for.


Yes, you are right. Now she's added "when I get work" (or something to that effect)...she's trying to up the sympathy card by adding that she's unemployed.
Pathetic!!

bbeau said...

Jaden's Mom said...
Interesting that in the Ellen clip, Ellen suggested that all the kids should be given a ring to wear, since Kate is planning on getting a ring for herself to symbolize that she and the kids will be together forever (you know, like she and Jon were). Kate quipped that the kids can each get a ring, when they get a job.

They already have a job, Kate. Or have you forgotten that they are the one's paying for your lifestyle?



I think Ellen's remark about the kids each getting a ring was her way of jabbing Kate in a round about polite way.
What Ellen REALLY meant to say was "You keep talking about this friggin ring you want to buy for YOURSELF, what about the kids, they are the reason you have all this $$$ and fame, shouldn't THEY get a ring.

There, that's all I'm going to say about this da@@@n ring. Hopefully Kate real shut up about it too.

Vanessa said...

bbeau, EXACTLY, and it's all JON'S fault that she's not employed. Why don't you get yourself down to the employment centre and stand in line with all the OTHER unemployed moms? No, you're travelling the countryside whining and talking about buying jewellry instead of making dinner for your kids. By the way, she must have some magic powers since she can be in two places at once. She's at home making dinner AND doing the talk show circuit NOT talking trash about her soon to be ex.

pressured cooker said...

ImFrancie said...
Would someone, anyone! at TLC/Dicovery please wake up and recognize the hard truth that this woman is a Total PR Disaster for your brand!
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On last night's tv schedule, the shows listed for tlc were "Obese and Pregnant" and "650 lb Virgin". I don't think tlc is at all concerned about how their brand looks.

Rose said...

Yes, Elizabeth, I noticed that too, how she jumped all over Jon a few years ago for saying "seasons," but now here she is, doing the same thing, and now it's perfectly great with her. She said the show would be done if they ever started seeing their lives in "seasons." Just another one of her explicit lies, right out there on tape, for everyone to see as proof. I wonder what she'd have to say about that if anyone dared to bring it up to her...

Merrilee said...

ImFrancie said...
Would someone, anyone! at TLC/Dicovery please wake up and recognize the hard truth that this woman is a Total PR Disaster for your brand!

I can only hope that these "interviews" signal the true end of the Gosselin farce. TLC must be out of usable footage to complete this "season". And to think that TLC will actually have to pay Kate to sit uttering gibberish, half-truths, and outright lies! Serves 'em right!

10/29/2009 7:03 AM
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I wish I could believe you. I have come to the realization that Kate will NEVER go away. People want to know what that miserable, nasty, angry women is up to.

The ratings for TLC went UP this week. I think Kate is going to be around longer than most of us.

They say that "No publicity Is Bad Publicity."

Well, she gets publicity every time she sneezes. People want to know what she is up to.

Even if SHE is paying the paparazzi to follow her ever move, it is working.

She does "talk in code" and she does say the same old crap over and over, but she is still out there getting publicity.

Out of all those people of merit at the women's conference, that low-life Kate got more publicity than any of them.

How wrong! How rude!

UGH. I can hardly hear these words come out of my own mouth, but Kate is going to keep on keeping on.

Her career is just getting started.

PA Woman said...

Merrilee said...


I wish I could believe you. I have come to the realization that Kate will NEVER go away. People want to know what that miserable, nasty, angry women is up to

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Well, if Kate doesn't go away, but the kids do that's one big step.

jodi said...

Oh my gosh, i have never laughed so hard! I love all of the recaps, but this one had people popping up from their cubes as i laughed outloud!!!

Thank you!!!! And Can't By Me Love is one of my allllll time favorites!!!

Maybe but probably not said...

Merrilee said...
Her career is just getting started.
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Villains sell. But who can she be a villain against? Jon, the perfect, perfect foil--he's a man so he is tough enough to fight back so it isn't really abuse, etc.-- escaped. Kate is left with the kids and the dogs.

She tried it with the dogs and nearly was swept away. If the press hadn't deflected most of the outrage onto Jon then she would have been brought down right then. (Americans are almost as nutty as the British about their animals.)

So that leaves the kids. And no matter how bratty TLC makes the children appear, humans are hard-wired to feel protective of young things and just won't stand for any further villainy against them. So TLC is going to have to find a new niche for Kate--villain is just no go anymore. I don't think any other persona will fit as well. Villainness was no reach for her. With not a jot of acting ability I don't think she can pull off any other role. I think she is "approaching critical mass" as TLC says on its web site. We will see the final death throes but I don't see this as a beginning. Ratings are up but not sustainable. No one wants to see another victim. Especially a whiny one. And that is where she is now. Not sustainable.

hmm said...

Why exactly was she on the ellen show- not to promote the show- its on hold. Not to promote a book.

Was she just there to talk about getting a ring and code bash Jon.

Huh??

Janine said...

K8... I just realized you could take your talent as a "MOM" down to H*S*N. It's near the beach, and it's on TV! People (alone, sleepless, bored) will watch you all night long. You can sell your cookbook full of borrowed recipes for those of us who are not REAL cooks 'like you'. You could pretend you invented the flow-bee and show people with an upright vacuum how to get your look. Take the hose reverse it and insert in the valve left behind after that surgery to inflate yer chest (you would explain how to get desired expansion). You could show how it doesn't matter any more about "seasons" and show MOMS how to wear 7 inches of fabric over their lap, and always wearing very tight, very tall shoes that double as hiking boots when in knee high grass.
You can show how to re-use water bottles for other types of liquid and then which type of gum is best for breath control. You could create symbolic jewelry for MOMS. You could market a catch all bib for school age children and possibly convince MOMS that their dimwit husbands need them as well. You could have organizational charts using label makers showing how to divert everything in a moms direction.
Of course you would need your bag/purse holder security force because you would be in such demand.
I bet the network would give you your own show... heck, your own network. K8 you are big enough to have all of this. You might have to take an occaisional 'call' and speak to those who buy your 'stuff' but that would surely insure your career would grow and keep your ego in place. All of the many contributions you have made to MOMS around the planet are just waiting to go to mass market. Wigs, shoes,clothing, memories...
From there, it will naturaly spin off into a Movie Career (the
1000's of actors who work for little pay and wait tables for the joy of acting were never as clever as you K8! )
You know how to keep people in line and what makes the world tick. OH I bet being the next Billy Mays (no disrespect to the Mays family, God rest his soul)would be perfect... so many ways your career could take off.
I have also heard talk of you and father Heene doing a show. If he isn't in prison, that would be fantastic... You both have what it takes... So many ways. (I am still flu*ish and the delirious nature of my spirit is spilling from my head)

Huh said...

Jaden's Mom said...
"Interesting that in the Ellen clip, Ellen suggested that all the kids should be given a ring to wear, since Kate is planning on getting a ring for herself to symbolize that she and the kids will be together forever (you know, like she and Jon were). Kate quipped that the kids can each get a ring, when they get a job.

They already have a job, Kate. Or have you forgotten that they are the one's paying for your lifestyle?"

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Didn't Jon and Kate once say the kids weren't actually working because they were just being followed around by the cameras? But Jon and Kate were working "so hard" because they had to sit in the interview chairs and answer the producer's questions for hours every episode? So why is it that now that the kids have started sitting in the interview chairs to answer questions as well, Kate still doesn't consider what the kids do "work?" Her logic just boggles my mind.

readerlady said...

Jusst for grins and giggles, and to follow up on Khate's "ONES of us . . ." jab at Jon, I did a bit of research this afternoon. Since roughly the middle of 2008, Jon has appeared on 4 television shows discussing his/Khate's relationship, etc. Khate has appeared 15 times. I eliminated all the tabloid shows for both of them - shows like Access Hollywood, ET, TMZ - because I couldn't verify if either of them actually made an appearance and talked with the reporters or were just shown in clips - and anything related to the show J&K+8. I also eliminated a couple of shows they appeared on together. So - Ms. Khate - who's the one who's done the most talking out of school? BTW - my source is mostly IMDB.

1momski said...

I think that Kate is peaking and that due to overexposure and a lack of anything substantive, she will decline in popularity and interest. I believe that the reason that she is fighting so hard to keep filming with the kids is because without em, she's got nothin.

Janine said...

I was glancing at the Penn. child labor laws link. I am sure Paul Petersen and Gloria Allred are all over this, but it looks as though this most recent 'Season' was crafted to get around the laws. Laws related to age, time of day, location, school participation. I am guessing we have only seen a hint of the twins this Season because it's illegal to see them as often as we used to. Having them miss school for the beach trip was illegal. Taking the tups on out of State trips served several purposes. Having them not appear inside the home as much is also to get around the laws. I don't know if the laws can be inforced retroactively. Now the laws seem antiquated and spoke of being a caddy on an 18 hole golf course at a certain age and working in a telegraph company. But I believe the laws related to working at home for domestic reasons, length of day, time of day and related to school and how many hours a day. K8 would like everyone to think Jon caused her gravy train to derail, but I think it's going to happen very soon anyway... time to get to work K8

GoPoshGo said...

hmm said...
Why exactly was she on the ellen show- not to promote the show- its on hold. Not to promote a book.
Was she just there to talk about getting a ring and code bash Jon.

Huh??

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Why is Kate on ANY show????? I'm still trying to find a dictionary that defines "working" as "going on national TV with the sole purpose of bashing your husband and/or trying to elicit sympathy for phantom woes and hardships.

I'm sure it's shelved somewhere along with the fashion guide that suggests hooker heels, micro-minis, and low-cut tops as appropriate bus-stop and Target wear: "Ho: it's the new black."

Lucy said...

I think the best new show for Khate would be 101 Mommies! She could be Cruella DeVil (actually she is looking more and more like Cruella DeVil every day but I digress...) to 101 new Mommies. She could teach them all how to be the Perfect Mommy just like her! TLC would buy this pilot idea cause they are all that stoopidish. Now, where to find 101 gullible sheeple, I mean new mommies?

Lucy said...

hmmm said: "why exactly was she on the ellen show?"

I think Ellen was wondering that too!

Brummygirl said...

She could make a LOT of money hiring herself out on Halloween!!!
"Am Witch..will travel"!!

bbeau said...

hmm said...
Why exactly was she on the ellen show- not to promote the show- its on hold. Not to promote a book.

Was she just there to talk about getting a ring and code bash Jon.

Huh??



I've been wondering the same thing. Most guests on talk shows come on to promote their new movie, concert tour, tv show, new book, humanitarian work they are doing, etc. What was she there for? And what exactly is her career, job, she keeps talking about.

1. She's not a musician.

2. She's not an actress
(she has said that the cameras are just following her around, they are not acting)

3. She's not a sports figure.

4. She not a journalist or writer.
(you can't count her 2 books, because 1. they weren't really even written by her, 2. they are not novels, she has said they are scrapbooks and memory books for her children)

5. She-s not a politician or humanitarian.

Kate, what are you? What is your career?

As for the talk shows having her on, I think that's the producer's idea. They feel they need to once in a while have someone on who is famous for being famous with no credible talent. Probably for ratings and to mix it up a bit. I think the hosts like Ellen hate it, but its a necessary evil. Ellen does the best she can to suck it up by making fun of the person in a nice way and taking a discreet jab at the person when she can. Ellen did a great job with Kate.

she is evil said...

As much as Kate says she "takes the high road" and "doesn't talk about her private life", she sure is out their flapping her gums all over the place. However, I think people have finally caught on to her bullcrap. Slowly but surely, the tide is turning against her. Look on US or Star or ROL sometime for fun. You'll see that the comments are not almost 100% pro-Kate as in the past. Most posters say they can't stand her, she's a liar, etc. Jon is still getting a bad rap, but at least Kate isn't getting away with her lies to nearly the same degree any longer. The witch is tightening her own noose

Huh said...

GoPoshGo said...
"I'm sure it's shelved somewhere along with the fashion guide that suggests hooker heels, micro-minis, and low-cut tops as appropriate bus-stop and Target wear: "Ho: it's the new black." "

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Oh, I laughed at that one! Is this how she used to dress when she and Jon met? I noticed Jon seems to have strangely reverted back to teen/college age clothes since the divorce proceedings started with the Ed Hardy shirts. Is Kate doing the same thing? Is she reverting back to the way she used to dress before she got married?

Scripture: said...

Go Posh Go said, "Why is Kate on ANY show????? I'm still trying to find a dictionary that defines "working" as "going on national TV with the sole purpose of bashing your husband and/or trying to elicit sympathy for phantom woes and hardships.

I'm sure it's shelved somewhere along with the fashion guide that suggests hooker heels, micro-minis, and low-cut tops as appropriate bus-stop and Target wear: "Ho: it's the new black."
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And that dictionary and fashion guide are on the same shelf as Kate's beloved Bible. You know, the one with scriptural verses that get Kate 'through the good times and bad ones'.

Posh, your posts always crack me up! Thanks for the :)

JFaye said...

Maybe, if Kate can promote herself into stardom, the kids will actually benefit in the long run. Think about the possibilities: They will be out of the spotlight. She will spend more and more time away from them which can't be anything but good IMO. Jon will be the hands on parent which probably means that they will also spend time with extended family like grandparents and Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodie.

karma train said...

I read on another blog TLC was projecting viewers in the 7+ million range...wasn't it reported that it was only 3 million?? not good for KI......heh heh

Hambone said...

Lucy said...
hmmm said: "why exactly was she on the ellen show?"

I think Ellen was wondering that too!

10/29/2009 2:26 PM


Ellen has said in the past on Letterman or Leno ( can't remember which one ) that sometimes she has guests on her show and that she isn't the least bit interested in talking to them...but does it anyway. Well, IMO, she felt that way with Kate. You could read it all over her face that she was just going through the motions with Kate and could care less about talking to her. I'm betting Kate's PR people begged them to let her be on the show while she was out in CA. I doubt Ellen is the one who extended an invite.

I thought Kate acted very nervous and very defensive. The ummmmms were flying left and right and she does that when she feels threatened or put on the spot. Kate was NOT comfortable being there because Ellen wasn't sucking up to her. I think Kate got the vibe that Ellen wasn't impressed.

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