New National Enquirer and Redbook Articles

There is a bit about Jon and Kate in the Dec 1 issue. Bohemian Moon has posted a copy here.

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mollybloom said...

I couldn't read it well, but I thought I had heard that this was a positive article about our favorite couple. Guess not. I hope not too much of the kids' earnings are going to pay that PR firm.

Anonymous said...

Good for NE for following up. But just think how Mady and Cara must be treated as a result of this article by classmates who must be giving them the "treatment" that kids that age can do so well. It is shameless on KON's part not to think the effect their crap has on the lives of their kids, especially Mady and Cara who have to put up with it in school! They never get away from it. No wonder they look miserable all the time.

Anonymous said...

No, the article is not positive at all. It explains how they just bought a million dollar home but still beg for love offerings and sell their children's photos for $20.
It also mentions that they have a chef, housecleaners and other staff working for them
They also quote a "friend" of the family that says they will need the money once the show ends and that they needed a bigger house.

Anonymous said...

"Although they're not the same struggling couple as in the first episodes, they not really rich?"

Oh really? So a 1.3 million home is still slummin it then, I guess.

sweetpreacher said...

I wonder what "insider close to the family" insisted they were not rich. I assumed they have no more close friends since they've gotten pretty much everything they can and the cut ties with them. Knowing J & K, who seem to think that they are some powerful superstar couple who are worthy of charging 20 dollars for a picture (gag) ... they probably PAID someone with TLC's money to say that they aren't rich and call themselves a close friend

Anonymous said...

Just wonder how much of the kids' money they spent on this mansion. I can see Kate blackmailing them now when they are older, that they must remain living there or they are cut-off financially, when it's their money to begin with.

tmc said...

I thought they bought a house in North Carolina???? Interesting, don't you think. Maybe they were trying to throw everyone off.

Anonymous said...

Just click on the little magnifying glass that your cursor will show, that will enlarge the article. Hope that helps, Lisa

alana said...

Well slap the dog and spit in the fire!!!

The National Enquirer article quotes a 'close friend' defending JOK/KON:

"...one day the T.V. cameras will be gone...And with eight kids, their needs will be great."

I'll say! Jon and Kate are
two of the NEEDIEST most uneducated lazy bums ever to be 'blessed' with any children. Someone once posted that God had it right when He rendered Kate infertile.

Gee Whiz! GET A JOB, JOK/KON.

Ravello said...

"Just wonder how much of the kids' money they spent on this mansion. I can see Kate blackmailing them now when they are older, that they must remain living there or they are cut-off financially, when it's their money to begin with.

11/20/2008 6:46 PM"

The KONS do not have jobs. They are living off the backs of 4 and 7 year old kids. There would be no show if it were not for the Tups.
The KONS are spending the kids' money for a luxury lifestyle.

michelle said...

The pal of the Gosselins who made a comment for the national Enquirer article about once the cameras are gone...

I'm am very sure that the Gosselins have a good savings set up and I believe the state of PA has set up college funds for the tups. Not positive on this, though.

I really do not see the Gosselins suffering financially when the show is cancelled.

ashley said...

What a joke! For the average family needs are great right now, we dont all have a TV show and live in 1.3 million dollar homes. The Gosselins ship is sinking and its seems to be sinking FAST.

ashley said...

Ravello, you are right, they are living off the sextuplets and the twins know that. Their website alone is all about the tups. Its obvious that the twins behave badly for attention and the only people giving the tups attention on a regular basis is the nannies.

Poor children, KON needs to realize the damage they are doing and stop it now if they want their kids to have a chance at normal life, however I dont think Jon and Kate will do well without all the things they have become accustomed too.

ashley said...

Michelle, I think the Gosselins will struggle financially because Jon and Kate have become accustomed to the lifestyle, and neither one of them like to work. Most families would be just fine living off the earnings from the show (yes one parent may have to work) but KON are not most families, most parents wouldnt have quit their jobs to become managers of their child exploitation business.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!! Too bad the author didn't mention the $200K 3 wk West Coast vacation these slugs sucked up a few wks earlier before re-packing their suitcases over a wknd to once again go cry poor mouth to those that don't know the truth....as much as J&K make my blood pressure rise, their karma will come...patience will prove to be a virtue.

Joey said...

1.3 mill in PA is a LOT of house. I live in LA and 1.3 buys you 2500 sq. ft at most. This new place must be a palace. Way to take advantage of the moderate income folks who attend your "Q & A" session by collecting a "love offering." Good job KON!

Anonymous said...

As KON would say, "That is awesome" : )

Christine said...

HAHA! I *LOVE* IT!

C said...

Actually I do believe they're not 'rich' at all in terms of being financially set for life. I do think that is what their goal is and why they haven't called it quits yet.

Little do they know that they won't get there financially with what they're doing, sorry their fame won't last that long. They're going to wind up not only being financially broke one day and forced to work, but morally bankrupt as well and personally that is worse than have nothing in your bank account.

Anonymous said...

as I read this article The Truman Show is on TBS right now. irony

Chrissy said...

If they're so worried about paying for the kid's college education, how about NOT BUYING a 1.3 million dollar house?

Anonymous said...

Just like the Beverly Hillbillies, only these are the Pennsylvania Hillbillies. None of the Hillbillies did a lick of work to move into their mansions.

ThreeFarmers said...

FYI.... for those of you having trouble reading that article, if you just click on it, it will zoom in and show you a larger version.

Granny said...

Chrissy said... If they're so worried about paying for the kid's college education, how about NOT BUYING a 1.3 million dollar house?


I've heard several times that college funds were set up by the state of Pa for the kids? Is this true or not? Not that I believe for one minute that Jon and Kate are really concerned with college funds, I believe they only use that to elicit more money from church people. I think it is shameful how Jon and Kate always mention how much everything costs that they are doing, such as taking a trip, or playing golf, buying Christimas presents for their kids, buying groceries, etc..cause even if they aren't coming right out and saying they are struggling finacially, they are hinting about it to unsuspecting people. I hope the irs comes out with the truth of what these people have massed at the hands of their children.

Ilovemykids said...

Once the show is gone, Kon will have no more income from the show, endorsements, books sales (sales of which, btw, are falling faster than a meteor), love offerings. Unless they both get jobs they will not even be able to afford the property taxes on that house.

No, I expect in a few years, you'll see Kon lose that million dollar house they have moved into. Neither of them has the education nor skill sets to get jobs, especially in this economy, that will afford them the luxuries they have become used to.

While Kon deserves every beat of pain and anxiety that will come their way, the children do not and I fear for them.

Ilovemykids said...

I hope Alexis, Leah, Hannah, Colin, Joel and Aaeden were listed as owners on the deed.

Anonymous said...

Kate is a nurse. Everybody always refers to Kate as being uneducated. Where can you go to become a nurse where you don't have to go to college?

Nursing school is HARD and stressful. The content is not easy and many people fail or drop out. To say Kate is uneducated is an insult to the nursing profession.

Jim S said...

The difference between Jon and Kate and the rest of us is that if the meal train came to a sudden end...or even if we simply lost the jobs we currently have, which is a very distinct possibility these days...we'd pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and look for something else rather than continue to mooch off gullible churchfolk.

Given what they've become accustomed to, looking for a 9 to 5wouldn't seem like a high priority.

Anonymous said...

Yes Kate is a nurse, so while she may not be uneducated, she's still not very smart. I have several friends who are RNs and I know that's very hard to get that degree. Do we know what type of nurse Kate is? A CNA is a lot different then a RN.
But it was my belief that a nurse must keep their skills current to practice and I doubt Kate has done that.
I do feel bad for the kids. The twins must be in pure H3ll in school w/ all this ammo the other kids have against them. And then KON wonders why the twins are sullen and act out?? It's not because they've got low blood sugar!!!
I really do wish there was someone to step in and make sure the kids have $$ from the show when it's all over. I'm sure the kids don't feel the need to live in a 1.3 million$ house!

Chris said...

There's no reason why Kate can't return to work as a nurse a couple of days a week once the tups start kindergarten. She claims that she's kept up her nursing license. Jon is perfectly capable of holding down the fort. Oh yeah, she'd have to get up in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Granny said...
I've heard several times that college funds were set up by the state of Pa for the kids? Is this true or not? Not that I believe for one minute that Jon and Kate are really concerned with college funds, I believe they only use that to elicit more money from church people.

It's my understanding that PA opened up 529 accounts for the kids but the state didn't necessarily put very much (if any) money in them. The accounts were made available for public contributions. I'm sure the kids won't have enough there for college, but I bet that KON don't care. They probably think they will be able to shill for some private university and get full scholarships.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what it is that Jon and Kate do. They have all these workers to do everything but wipe their butts, and are handed everything they want on a silver platter.
Seriously, what on earth do these 2 unemployed parents do with their time. The kids are in school, and they are not babies now.
Why are churches still having these scammers?

Why is TLC so stupid as to continue this charade and ruin their reputation for it?

I dont understand why regular folks would give them anything, let alone PAY 20 dollars for a picture of some other family, other than their own.
I dont understand it at all.

ashley said...

anon 5:02,

Kate went to nursing school about 10 years ago, dont get me wrong I think nursing school is hard but things have changed in the program. Its harder now to graduate from nursing than it was 10 years ago. Kate may be educated but without using that knowledge it will fade, Kates has faded. The way Kate speaks and her actions make her come across as very uneducated.

Anonymous said...

Kate is a nurse. Everybody always refers to Kate as being uneducated. Where can you go to become a nurse where you don't have to go to college?
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Hmm..I've known ignorant nurses. And she DID stop after a very short time doing it--probably couldn't cut it anyway, so the kids were a good excuse. Are we positive what level nursing she was even doing?

Anonymous said...

Yes, raising a large family creates great needs, but their wants are off the charts!

Anonymous said...

If the boat is going down, then I'd like to help by throwing another pebble in... This show sucks. Jon and Kate are pathetic. When the boat goes down, and it will (no matter how much spin and PR you cover it with), you'll have to sink or swim just like the rest of America. Do it on your own.

Anonymous said...

If I read the NE article correctly, the close friend 'insider' is suggesting that J & K are, despite purchasing a 1.3 million dollar home, J & K continue to sell autographed photos and collect love offerings as a way to preserve their future financial security AFTER their reality show ends?? So, not only did the PA community, church members, etc provide J & K with a means of financial support from the time the tups were born to present day, but J & K are 'banking' on the love offerings of their current speaking engagement audience as a their 'paycheck' for the future when their reality show ends! IMO, J & K are nothing more than modern day PAN HANDLERS, or grifters for lack of a better word. Instead of relying on the bank accounts of others to provide them with a means of future financial security, perhaps J & K should take PERSONAL and MORAL accountability for their own actions.

Anonymous said...

If you go to www.fm97.com type in keyword "dirt" and scroll down until you see KON's face. Supposedly they bought a house in Wernersville, PA and there are pictures of the house....Its HUGE!!!

melibee said...

Anonymous said...
Kate is a nurse. Everybody always refers to Kate as being uneducated. Where can you go to become a nurse where you don't have to go to college?

Nursing school is HARD and stressful. The content is not easy and many people fail or drop out. To say Kate is uneducated is an insult to the nursing profession.

11/21/2008 5:02 AM


Kate didn't go to college for that nursing "degree". It's been discussed on here before, and I don't remember the specifics, but it's something like she got a nursing certificate from some out-dated program that only even exists in 2 locations in the country these days. It requires a LOT less time to get, less money, less experience goes into acquiring it.
I'm sure someone else can explain it better than me.

Nursing certificate or not, Kate is as dumb as a sack of rocks. I find the rocks more interesting, however. ;-)

Denise said...

Kate does not have a college degree. She graduated from the Reading Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing. It is a diploma program - they do not bestow BA or BS degrees. Kate is just an RN with a diploma.

Photos don't lie ! said...

Interesting photo in the Enquirer article....

Collins is crying and Mady looks like she's balling up her fist to hit someone !

Hope said...

If they are so worried about their "GREAT" financial needs once the cameras are gone, how about skipping buying the $1.3 mil house and sticking to something a bit more modest. I bet that .3 alone would buy them a pretty nice house (not that their previous home wasn't just fine) and then they would save a million dollars.

Anonymous said...

JK act like those fools that win the lottery and automatically quit their jobs!

Get a Clue said...

Kate is a nurse. Everybody always refers to Kate as being uneducated. Where can you go to become a nurse where you don't have to go to college?

Kate went to nursing school - a two year program. They still exist and no well rounded program such as a college usually requires was in place then.

The school has changed their program recently (years after Kate went there).

Get a Clue said...

If you go to www.fm97.com type in keyword "dirt" and scroll down until you see KON's face. Supposedly they bought a house in Wernersville, PA and there are pictures of the house....Its HUGE!!!

Yes, and if you'll scroll down the blog you'll see the info was brought here ages ago when they first moved into the house. :)

Anonymous said...

I think that if Kon were so concerned about having enough money to live on in the future, then they would be smarter about it now.
1. Get a financial advisor.

2. Stay in your present house. Put an extra bathroom in between the girls' bedrooms. The boys can use the present bathroom.

3. Make an "office" out of the yellow room.

4. Remodel the outside deck into a year round room.

5. Put your money in the bank. Save, save, save!

There is plenty of room in the current house.Many of us grew up in small houses and we survived.

But if they have bought that estate, I guess it is too late.

Good Luck Gosselins!

mollybloom said...

Jon and Kate can't possibly maintain this lifestyle after the show sinks. Their meal tickets are growing up, and who would pay to watch these dull adults by themselves? I can't think of a single person (although perhaps someone else can) who came into sudden fame and fortune at a relatively young age and then retired to live off that money for the rest of their lives. A "celebrity" lifestyle can be addictive too. Jon and Kate will have many years to fill and bills to pay after the media star burns out. What on earth will they do? Well, I suppose they could expect their adult children to keep them in a comfortable lifestyle, but I wouldn't count on that happening. I just can't imagine what is going on in these people's heads.

Anonymous said...

You lose credibility when you criticize EVERYTHING. You've just wiped out all nurses who earned their degrees more than 10 years ago. Come on, think.

Anonymous said...

My mom has been an RN for 30 years. Degrees and qualifications aside, Kate isn't a nurse because he isn't at all nurturing. Real nurses, work long hours and devote themselves to their patients because they care.

Kate doesn't appear to have a compassionate bone in her body (she can't even change diapers or clean up her own children's vomit without making nasty comments).

Nursing is also one of the most in demand professions right now. If she really wanted to take care of those kids, she could earn a very nice living as a nurse, leaving Jon to still "work" from home and watch the kids. But she would be putting in long hours, with no time for pedicures or spa days, so I can see why she would prefer to live off the backs of her children instead.

Anonymous said...

mollybloom said...
I couldn't read it well, but I thought I had heard that this was a positive article about our favorite couple. Guess not. I hope not too much of the kids' earnings are going to pay that PR firm.
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Well the NE did print a positive article on Nov. 12th. They were promoting the show which makes no sence to me.

Anonymous said...

A source close to the family. Puh-lease! Who was it, their producer, Jen? The "nanny", Jenny? Give me a friggin' break. These two parents are sickening and grasping for anything they can get so they don't ever have to work again. I don't get how these two who had no way to support children without mommy working full-time expected to support kids at all. We are all aware of the financial crunch in this country, so how did the 2nd doc who gave them fertility drugs think, before the fact, that he was acting responsibly in that respect? Do we know who that idiot is?

Anonymous said...

Yes Kate is a nurse, so while she may not be uneducated, she's still not very smart. I have several friends who are RNs and I know that's very hard to get that degree. Do we know what type of nurse Kate is? A CNA is a lot different then a RN.

Kate does not hold a nursing degreee AA or BSN. She graduated from a nursing program at Reading Hospital.

Anonymous said...

I just dont get it! According to the J & K 'work' ethic, they simply show up to a Q & A speaking engagement, answer questions that THEY feel are worthy of an answer, pass around a collection plate expecting the audience members to 'pay' for the priveledge of being given the opportunity to ask a question in which the answer was more than likely deemed unworthy of an answer; and then J & K move on to the next? They are doing this 'work' in the name of preserving their future financial security and needs after the reality show ends? IMO, upon leaving the speaking engagement all the audience members should receive a free bumper sticker that says, 'Jon & Kate Gosselin are spending my kid's inheritance'.

ashley said...

anon 7:59, I hope you arent saying that I degraded nurses who earned their degree 10 years ago because thats not what I meant at all. I simply meant that things have changed and nurses that got their degrees 10 years ago have had to maintain their knowledge. They are constantly taking courses to improve on their knowledge. Kate hasnt worked for about 3 years and even before that who knows how often she really worked.

Laura Linger said...

I'll criticize Kate for many things, but being a nurse will not be one of them.

I just remember what good and loving care the nurses at the hospital gave to my father, who was dying of cancer. They made sure he was clean and comfortable at all times, got enough to eat, got his pain meds when he needed them. They were also kind and caring to our whole family at a time when we definitely needed it.

When Dad died, many of the nurses who cared for him actually came to his funeral.

ashley said...

Get a Clue,

Your right it was here before, its a gorgeous house but Im surprised Kate didnt demand something brand new.

Kristina said...

A friend said that one day the tv cameras will be gone and while raising 8 kids the needs will be great. HELLLLLOOOOO!!! Then maybe the parents should get a real, honest job. Good grief!

Anonymous said...

It's probably for the best that Kate is no longer a 'nurse'. She leaves her own children when they are sick. Which is also probably for the best. She puts them in the laundry room, can't clean up after them and Leah had an ear infection for two weeks and got seen by the dr. only because they all had a scheduled check up.

Anonymous said...

Can someone clarify what was in the NE on Nov. 12th? I understand it was an advertisement, not an article. True?

Sasha222 said...

This article makes me even more queezie then I already was about these two money hungry wastes of life. The excuse of "one day the cameras will be off thing" is completely bullsh*t! Why don't they try getting real jobs when the cameras go off? Why do they expect everyone else to take care of them and made sure they can maintain the life they have since the cameras have been on? They didn't have to move into a million dollar home, and it's no one else's responsibility to pay their mortgage.
If having a lot of kids means that you have a right to pass a silver plate around a church community and then sit in your car counting the cash on the way home, then there are many many large families that need to start demanding the same thing I guess. I'd be more then willing to reach in my pocket for a family of 10 who wasn't whoring their children out for cash and living a life of luxury provided by families who will never afford a trip to Hawaii one day, or a tummy tuck to raise their self esteem.
Before, I thought a lot of people on this site were a little too fanatical about their hatred for these two imbeciles, but the more stuff that comes out about them, the more I start to loath them too.

All I can say is "how dare they?" . How dare they to STILL expect love offerings and money for autographs when they do not hide their luxurious life now. It's a slap in the face to the people who are throwing dollars in the collection plate. High paid actors don't ask for money for autographs, cause it's something they do for the fans (who have brought them to the celebrity status they are at now). I swear I am ready and willing to write whatever letter I (and everyone else I know) have to to get these people out of the spotlight and stop them from robbing Americans.

Who do i write to?

Anonymous said...

"Yes Kate is a nurse, so while she may not be uneducated, she's still not very smart. I have several friends who are RNs and I know that's very hard to get that degree. Do we know what type of nurse Kate is? A CNA is a lot different then a RN.
But it was my belief that a nurse must keep their skills current to practice and I doubt Kate has done that."

Kate does not have a degree in nursing, she has a 2 year diploma but she is an RN. A CNA is not a nurse, she is a nursing asst. or nurse's aide. she cannot do medical work, she does menial physical labor. That requires a 6 week course and there is no diploma. A CNA does laundry, bed baths, feeding, gives drinks,etc.

Anonymous said...

Kate is a nurse. Everybody always refers to Kate as being uneducated. Where can you go to become a nurse where you don't have to go to college?

Nursing school is HARD and stressful. The content is not easy and many people fail or drop out. To say Kate is uneducated is an insult to the nursing profession.

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I can only speak for myself, but when I say KON are uneducated, I am not necessarily referring to schooling. I am referring to their ignorance about basic manners, social skills and knowledge about the world around them. KON are very ignorant of anything refined.

My sister is a nurse and works very hard, my husband is a physician and will be the first to admit that if not for the amazing nursing staff, he would be in trouble. I would never say that nursing/nursing school isn't hard, hard work.

practicaleclecticism said...

This may sound catty, but it's just an observation:

Every family, regardless of how many children you have, hits a point of need, and must choose how to allocate funds. They also must choose unpleasant things to give monetary support, such as working overtime, micromanaging a budget, etc.

It is very disturbing to me to think that they're "hoarding" to save up for when they will have "need."
Isn't need a realistic thing? Is it wrong to say no, to not have your children run around with everything their heart desires...?

My friends and I joke about hearing the word "no" as children, and we're just fine.

*mini-frustration segueway* Also, just because I am white and my boyfriend is Korean, and we may have to move to PA for residency, does not mean I am "flattered" by the idea that we "look like them."

How about no.

*end* :)

Anonymous said...

Can someone clarify what was in the NE on Nov. 12th? I understand it was an advertisement, not an article. True?
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Well they were in an article by Len Feldman's "What's hot this week" (and it was Nov.10th Not 12th)He talks about them arriving in Hawaii getting the private lessons prepring Hawaiian meals and attending the luau. He gives dates and times to watch the show but doesnt really say anything other then how adorable the kids are. He was promoting people to watch the show.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if they stayed in PA because of the Collage Fund? I'm not positive, but I thought someone had posted that they would lose it if they moved out of PA, does anyone know about those types of programs?
Also, I was flipping through channels again (they are ALWAYS on!), and Sugar Rush was on. I know they change them all the time, but this one seemed completely different, I don't remember them talking about Jon wanting to go to some type of place with Kevin, and they showed a pic of the house. Kate also said in this one, that Carla was a paid babysitter, and she wished she could afford her everyday, while Carla drug the kids up to bed, and Kate stayed down to watch the kids outside, it was a day by day episode up to the day of the big Chocolate trip, but that part was short on there this time. This one was like another infomercial, with the kids playing in the house in the garage. But the thing that stood out to me, was Kate couldn't even take care of the kids at home by herself, which wasn't a surprise, but they played her saying, please let me get through this day, over and over again. I wonder if KON even realizes that these changes are being made, or did I just miss this stuff, it's been a while since I watched it.
I'm so glad that NE is following up on them, I also wrote on the ABC article, above the comment box there is a link to write to the reporters, so I asked them about the IUI, hyperstimulated overies, and exploitation of the children to be followed up on. The hyperstim and then pregnant just seems like weired timing to me, I don't understand why the Dr wouldn't wait until the next time, unless the Dr didn't have a hand in it.

Anonymous said...

Sasha222 said...
All I can say is "how dare they?" . How dare they to STILL expect love offerings and money for autographs when they do not hide their luxurious life now. It's a slap in the face to the people who are throwing dollars in the collection plate. High paid actors don't ask for money for autographs, cause it's something they do for the fans (who have brought them to the celebrity status they are at now). I swear I am ready and willing to write whatever letter I (and everyone else I know) have to to get these people out of the spotlight and stop them from robbing Americans.

Who do i write to?
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Anonymous said...

Jon and Kate are not spending the kids inheritance. They are spending the kids money. No one would watch a show about Jon and Kate. The children are the meal ticket.

Anonymous said...

Many hospitals offer a nursing program for their own site.
Eons ago,RN programs were 2 yrs in length; some colleges offer
BSN-RN which are 4 yr degree programs. MSRN's are generally the
instructors. Many AVTS offer LPN
one yr programs, which pay well. Many blog comments have referred to Kate's tenure as a nurse.
Their needs are great - so are everyone in the country. They can
take out a second mortgage to pay for their kids college. Doubt if they qualify as lowincome needy.

Anonymous said...

I know how great the needs are with 5 kids, but they are milking the public. When are these churches going to realize that KON are phonies? We are a family of 7~where's my million dollar home?

Anonymous said...

Since the Coogan law doesn't apply to child "actors" in reality series, Jon and Kate have no legal obligation to apportion any income to the kids and put it in trust. Given the kind of people they are, it's unlikely they've done so, unless they were advised to as a tax shelter.

Given who Jon and Kate are, it's very likely that do not have the sense (or will listen to the advice of others) to invest wisely and live frugally. They will most likely eventually burn through all the money they have.

Kate is probably under the delusion that her star is fixed in the heavens forever, that the gravy-train ride will not stop. She may be vaguely aware that TLC can cast them aside at the drop of a hat like yesterday's newspaper, but she probably thinks that she has enough momentum and star power to get other opportunities. Although the children are reasonably photogenic, so far, none of them has the charisma and precociousness, so far, to become stars. Mady and Cara are great kids, but they're not Abigail Breslin or Dakota Fanning.

Kate also has no clue that she has shot herself in the foot by the callous, diva-like way she has snubbed fans and brushed off benefactors. When Kate's 15 minutes are up, they're up for good, and when the money runs out, begging is not going to work a second time.

Anonymous said...

For those who had trouble reading..when I opened up the article it was really small..at the bottom there was a little box where I was able to enlarge it.

Anyway, not a positive article! They pretty much summed everything up nicely in a short article. Very interesting.

Anonymous said...

At the bottom it says one day when the cameras are gone they're going to need money..or something like that. Umm..ok..that's what's called "getting a job!".

geecee said...

Just curious--are there 8 college funds in place for these children; or did money-hungry "Mom and Pop" forget that there is still a future lying ahead for these kids?

shelbysmom said...

The house listed is the same house Eden "SUGGESTED" on 10/28 on this website for them to buy. It has not been stated anywhere that they did buy that exact same house. Someone needs to get their facts straight. I don't agree with them buying such an extravagant house but I don't believe this is the house they are moving into.

Anonymous said...

To anon 9:57 am

Could you imagine Katie Irene as a stage mother? YIKES!

Anonymous said...

http://s424.photobucket.com/albums/pp329/CelebHouses/?albumview=slideshow

The house

Anonymous said...

I grew up one of five kids. The first half of my childhood was spent in a two bedroom apt - by saving like crazy, my parents were eventually able to buy a 1600 sq. ft. 3 bedroom house. Money and space were both tight, but we all survived and thrived. THese people are absurd.

lori said...

Maybe they bought Beth and Bob's house ! (wink! wink!)

Weed said...

to Mollybloom - right click your mouse and a little magnifying glass will appear - you can enlarge the article and read with no problem

The article didn't offer anything new - looks like they just took a blog and repeated it. Strange - they (NE) seem to bash them one week, praise them another (highest rated TLC show) and now trying to bash them again. JMO

Wendy Bird said...

I don't know where else to post this, but Kon is featured in Redbook magazine.

http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/advice/big-family-raising-eight-kids?click=main_sr

My favorite quote:

"The twins are now 8. Are they helping out?

Yes! Recently, the twins woke up in the morning and saw that Jon and I were really tired, so they put bibs on the kids and fed them cereal. Jon looked at me and said, "Ooh, this is getting good!" "

Bibs?!?!
Looks like Kon might be taking hints from the Duggars and assigning buddies to Cara and Mady.

babeeberry said...

I'm wondering what kind of jobs these two will be able to get once the show is stopped. As an RN there must be continuing education courses, right? And Jon, the tech field is changing daily so he's going to be years behind. I know they aren't the brightest bulbs in the pack but hopefully they are saving money so the children don't have to deal with loosing their childhood home b/c their parents blew all their money.

As a side note...I was watching the story of the pregnant man last night and my husband walked through the room as they were showing the big belly shot. His response was priceless. "Wow, I always knew Kate
Gosselin had balls, now Jon's pregnant?? I told him not to insult the pregnant man by mistaking him for Jon Gosselin.

Anonymous said...

really tired from doing what?

Just Me said...

About the house... HOW are they going to explain it? Are they going to show us footage from moving in, from "buying" it??
HOW are they going to explain a 1.3mill house??? The old owners "invited them to move in" seriously??
Maybe they wont show us them moving in, maybe the show will be over in a few months so that they dont have to explain how a "struggling family" can afford a million dollar home.

The Ship Is Shinking said...

What normal child still puts on a bib at 4 1/2 years of age?....and I still have seen the sippy cups. You should really stop a sippy cup by the age of 2 1/2. or before. These clowns called parents are trying to keep their children very immature.

Christine said...

Wendy Bird said...
I don't know where else to post this, but Kon is featured in Redbook magazine.

http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/advice/big-family-raising-eight-kids?click=main_sr

My favorite quote:

"The twins are now 8. Are they helping out?

Yes! Recently, the twins woke up in the morning and saw that Jon and I were really tired, so they put bibs on the kids and fed them cereal. Jon looked at me and said, "Ooh, this is getting good!" "

Bibs?!?!
Looks like Kon might be taking hints from the Duggars and assigning buddies to Cara and Mady.

11/21/2008 11:34 AM


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Oh well then there you go, this fits perfectly with an upcoming episode of the twins playing 'mommy' (aka JON):

Jon & Kate Plus 8
Twins Play Mommy
TV-G

The twins are excited when Jon and Kate give them an opportunity to be a mommy to the sextuplets for an entire day. But as they try to guide, feed, and instruct their younger siblings, they soon learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Bibs?!?!
Looks like Kon might be taking hints from the Duggars and assigning buddies to Cara and Mady.
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I am not bothered by the bibs as much as the fact that KON are getting even lazier (which was pretty hard to do in the first place). Geez, by the time the tups are 9 they will be babysitting while KON go out for their love offerings.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Since day 1, we have heard how "cramped" the house is. We hadn't until this past year ever seen the huge backyard with the deck and swingset. They were always regulated onto the cramped driveway. Of course this was all for an optical illusion. Don't worry, they will offer some sort of excuse as to why they need the mansion.

I would like to know who pays the health insurance?

Anonymous said...

What normal child still puts on a bib at 4 1/2 years of age?....and I still have seen the sippy cups. You should really stop a sippy cup by the age of 2 1/2. or before. These clowns called parents are trying to keep their children very immature.

These clowns called parents are lazy as hell, who is gonna clean up if someone (gasp) spills some "juicy juice"? Especially in the new konpound...Will Kate clean the floor in this joint 3 times a day like she claimed to do in the last place? Or will she have one of her underlings do it? These two make me want to puke.

Moons in Leo said...

The Ship Is Shinking said...
What normal child still puts on a bib at 4 1/2 years of age?....and I still have seen the sippy cups. You should really stop a sippy cup by the age of 2 1/2. or before. These clowns called parents are trying to keep their children very immature.

The bibs and sippy cups are used because KON is lazy.

Part of letting your kids grow up to be successful human beings is to permit them the opportunity to make mistakes.

Unfortunately, these two couch potatoes don't want to be bothered with the occasional spill because it's just too much trouble.

laflydreamer said...

That's such a big joke, Kate being a nurse. This woman probably cared for multiple patients at one time, but put her at home and she becomes unhinged. She exaggerates so much the 'stresses' of having 8 kids at one time. This long into it? Please, I can't imagine any woman feeling comforted having Kate come in to take care of HER(Kate was a labor and delivery nurse).LOL!
Can you ever see Kate taking care of any adult NOW? Riiiight. Right after they amputate her hand from signing all those autographs.

Anonymous said...

HOW are they going to explain a 1.3mill house??? The old owners "invited them to move in" seriously??
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No, it's just a rare treat : P

Anonymous said...

I was going to post that Redbook thing too. I just opened up my magazine and here those clowns were AGAIN! Plus, she was telling lies about Christmas at their house. Puh-leaze! And it says she co-authored the book with Jon. That's it, no one else? @@

So the most important part of Christmas to Kate, apparently, is that the kids can eat what they want that day. Wow. How meaningful! It was horrendously horrendous.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww...they might have to get jobs soon.

Ms. Boomer said...

When will something like the Jackie Coogan Law be enacted for reality shows? It needs to be done asap. These poor kids and those on other shows are being exploited by their parents. I hope all of KON's kids rebel when they are teenagers...LOL!!

mollybloom said...

Nurses are the best. I know this. I don't know what kind of nurse Kate was; her personality has both positives and negatives for the profession. But, Kate has said that she won't go back to nursing. I guess it wasn't as rewarding as being a celebrity. I still confused how she and Jon think they will manage the next 35 years without jobs. Hello, the show will end!

Anonymous said...

I am also so curious as to how the new $1.3 million house will be explained. I am guessing they will think we are all idiots and just say--we needed more space so we bought this house--thinking we are all too dumb to realize that you can certainly buy a larger home without having to spend a million dollars (and most people CAN'T spend this amount of money on a house). I think they will just kind of gloss over it with no explanation at all. Insanity. If they can refuse to answer questions at the church gatherings and still pass the hat, why would they dream they'd have to offer any explanations to the viewing audience? Idiots.

Anonymous said...

The twins are excited when Jon and Kate give them an opportunity to be a mommy to the sextuplets for an entire day. But as they try to guide, feed, and instruct their younger siblings, they soon learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
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Oh geez. These two can't even give a simple 5 question interview in Redbook without using it to hint at future episodes. So now we know the reason they even agreed to the interview is to inform us how the twins are now of babysitting age so when we hear about the upcoming episode we'll want to watch it so badly. Right.

Anonymous said...

The Redbook article says that Kate is from Pittsburgh. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

The title of the Redbook article....

Mother of Eight Shows Us How it's Done
REDBOOK talks to Kate Gosselin, the multiples-supermom star of TLC's John & Kate Plus 8, to find out how she is raising her eight kids!


Show's us how it's done? Supermom? Are they freaking kidding me?

Anonymous said...

I am glad NE is still going after them! Somebody needs to!
I am glad the kids could provide a beautiful house for their family but remember how Gary Coleman sued his parents? I really hope when these kids get older they do the same. Poor kids are supporting their lazy parents.
I just fear for what is going to become of these kids later in life.

Anonymous said...

http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/advice/big-family-raising-eight-kids?click=main_sr

Leave your comment under the Redbook magazine article. You have to sign up, but takes about 1 minute.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The title of the Redbook article....

Mother of Eight Shows Us How it's Done
REDBOOK talks to Kate Gosselin, the multiples-supermom star of TLC's John & Kate Plus 8, to find out how she is raising her eight kids!


Show's us how it's done? Supermom? Are they freaking kidding me?

11/21/2008 5:40 PM

How it's done? You sit your a** in a white plastic chair and claim exhaustion while you hand over the responsibilities of raising your children to any individual that TLC can find to do the job.

Denise said...

Wow! The comments at Redbook say it all!!

Anonymous said...

Just read the comments on Red Book. LOL. Too funny. I love it. Their kingdom is slowing dwindling. They don't realize that the public is on to them. I loved the comment about their McMansion.

After seeing the photos of their new home, I have to ask, what in the heck do the Gosselins need a house with a barn and stable for? Will they actually have horses or livestock? Doubtful since farming is dirty work and Kate has the boys so warped about getting dirt on them.

Anonymous said...

My comment on the redbook site:

To all fans of this show. Lets put aside the issue of money and gifts for a moment and focus on the true crime of this show, the kids being exploited.It is well documented all the issues that child stars face later in life. This is part of the reason laws are in place to protect child actors. They are limited to how many hours they work and their money is protected. Plus they have a home to go to at night away from the stress of work.
We are in an unprecedented age of reality tv that is the wild west in terms of child protection. No case highlights this as well as the Gosselins. The tups have had cameras inside of their home almost since day 1. There are permanent light fixtures installed for the show. The show films them bathing, potty training, sick, mad, everything. They have no place to escape to when the cameras are there. All this happens 3-4 days of the week for most of the year. And it is all on DVD FOREVER!
We also know that age 0-5 is one of the most crucial in child development, no one knows what impact these cameras will have long term. To me this is not a risk that anyone should take with a child. If a parent will not protect a child, then the government must step in just like in any abuse case. There needs to be laws to protect the privacy and money of the Gosselin and any other reality show children. There needs to be an neutral third party making sure that laws are followed and children are not being harmed.

I hope all the talk about the freebies does not overshadow the true message here. These kids have NO say in having their lives permanently on display for everyone to see. They will never be able to undo what is out there and that is very sad

Anonymous said...

Supermom? Get real. Does Kate think that she can fool everyone?

Anonymous said...

I hope all the talk about the freebies does not overshadow the true message here. These kids have NO say in having their lives permanently on display for everyone to see. They will never be able to undo what is out there and that is very sad
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I haven't yet read the comments on the Redbook site, but will do so after posting here.

The freebies, IMO, are one of the main points of discussion because they are the fruits of the children's labor /exploitation. These freebies also showcase the greed of the parents, which again goes back to the children working to support their parents.

It's very difficult to separate the freebies/exploitation/greed/etc - they are all part of a vicious cycle.

Anonymous said...

I just read the Redbook article (gag) and the comments (smile).

2 things I noticed :

* Kate mentioned the best part of Christmas is the kids eating whatever they want. HUH? Gee, silly me, I thought that Kate being such a devout Christian would say something about taking the kids to midnight mass to hear the choir sing or someting else with a little more meaning than letting the kids eat an organic candy cane.

* when asked about buying gifts - what, no plug for Kmart's layaway ?
Was this article completed before Kate became the Kmart guru?

Anonymous said...

It's very difficult to separate the freebies/exploitation/greed/etc - they are all part of a vicious cycle."

It's what keeps them wanting to stay in the spotlight and keep their kids working forever. Of course they are an important point! They use their show and engagements to beg for more and more.

bradleymom said...

Re: The National Enquirer photo. To me, it speaks volumes. I believe the root of all the exploitation these children endure is because their parents don't really "see" them. What Mother and Father would be obliviously smiling away at the camera with children who are so clearly upset. If this sort of "work" wasn't expected from them constantly maybe they wouldn't mind having their picture taken - you know, while they are having fun as a family rather than at an extended, posed photo shoot. They are ignored and ordered around by the ever exasperated Kate. They do not seem to see these children as thinking and feeling human beings! They don't seem to notice the unhappiness in any intuitive, much less blatant, way. They should not be a part of this dog and pony show, but rather, cherished children who have the right to feel emotionally safe, as well as physically cared for. Kate's "whoa is me" line has frayed and snapped. Think of how many of these photo, or filming, shoots these kids must sit through! Collin was obviously upset (and Kate, perhaps it is something other than low blood sugar), Mady looks mad at the world, Cara, as always, is trying to be the good little people pleaser (which translates into her being ignored)!

Whenever I want to make a serious point to my children, or want them to remember something years down the road, I say, "think real hard about this moment and all the sights, sounds, and impressions so you can remember this". Kate, I want you to think real hard - no, I mean real hard - can you actually convince yourself you are doing what is best for your children? If you are reading this I bet you just felt a little weight of ackowledgment in your chest. If you really took the time to look inward, you would know the answer. I believe this is where all the defensiveness and religious talk comes from. Anyone interested should look up the phrase "cognitive dissonance". It is a sociology term that, to summarize, means that people can not function well with two conflicting beliefs and, therefore, needs to rationalize the premises so as not to have discord within themselves. I personally think it is one of the most enlightening concepts I have ever come across. It explains so much of human behavior, especially for someone like me who is a teacher. It makes so much sense to me and seems to be quite a driving force in all our lives.

Kate, take a minute before you "just immediately delete anything you view as negative". Think about what you are doing - you really are not comfortable with it, are you? You can still fix this. Children are amazingly resiliant little people. Please, at least think about it.

Anonymous said...

I like how in the Redbook picture Mady is picking at her feet (she is so over this!) and Kate looks like she is hitting Collin (?) over the head while he cries!

Anonymous said...

I hope all the talk about the freebies does not overshadow the true message here. These kids have NO say in having their lives permanently on display for everyone to see. They will never be able to undo what is out there and that is very sad


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Let me clarify this point. I wrote it in response to a comment on the redbook site that we are all just jealous of everything they have and there is nothing wrong with helpers. To me when the freebies keep getting mentioned it allows people to use the jealous excuse. I would hope no human being could look at the facts that prove these children are being exploited and continue to support them. I do agree that it is all related and the freebies are allowing Jon and Kate to continue exploiting the kids. The fact though is that when this show is done there will be a hundred more all with freebies. But, if laws are in place to protect the kids it won't matter that the parents want freebies the kids will be protected. Hope that makes better sense

Get a Clue said...

Aside from the nonsense of the Redbook article, I found one thing positive about the photo. Cara and Mady are not dressed like the tups; they are not even coordinated with the tups. They are actually in non-matching different outfits. I'm impressed and happy and hope that they had some input into what they wore.

Anonymous said...

Kate does hold a current RN license in PA.

http://www.licensepa.state.pa.us/

Search for Katie Irene Gosselin.

http://www.licensepa.state.pa.us/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=1489407&

...or just copy and paste that second link to take you directly to her page.

And not to knock the nursing profession in the least bit but, my sister has been an ER RN for 15 years. She went to a 3 year diploma offering hospital's school (not Reading but close). People choose Reading Hospital for their RN because it is a 2 year program, aka fast degree for quick money. My sister continued her education while raising 3 kids and working 60+ hours a week after she recieved her initial degree. Nurses bust their asses. Well, lol, most of them. I don't know about Kate though. In the beginning when they were filming one hour specials she said she was a nurse at an outpatient dialasis center. Then it changed to she was an obstetric nurse. I am willing to place a very large sum of money on the bet that she has never been an OB or Maternity nurse, EVER. You need to specialize while in nursing school to do that and it would have been an extra two years for that. Unless someone posts knowledge of where she worked as a nurse, I do not believe she really worked in the profession at all. Besides, in the E-Town area, especially Hershey hospital, their RN's starting pay rate is twice the annual salary of what Jon made working in the Governor's mansion. I know that to be fact.
If they were struggling as they claim to have been/be, why the hell would you quit the higher paying job and live off the lesser income? Maybe it has something to do with qualifying for that Medicaid nurse?

Anyway, IMO, she became a nurse for the money (which was probably good). But I think once she worked a full shift one day, and realized how much actual work is involved, she bailed. She is keeping her license current too, which doesn't surprise me. Many nurses do because once they expire you have to go thru the program all over again.

To all of you ladies (or gents) out there who do nurse, and not just hold a license for backup, I applaud you. Not a better class of people out there.

Anonymous said...

Beth Carson:

How did she even come into play in all of this to begin with? I know it's been said she volunteered to feed the sextuplets while they were in the NICU at Hershey so I did some background on her. She holds no medical license (in fact, isn't she an interior decorator?). So I am curious, to any NICU nurses, as to how she was able to do this? I've had 3 preemie babies. Nurses in their NICU did approach me and ask if I would like to volunteer to rock and feed babies from time to time. However, I was told that this privelage was exclusive to NICU parents. It wasn't like I could even refer a friend or relative to help. NICU protocols across the countr are different but they are all pretty much the same in regards to safety of the babies. It's even difficult to get immediate relatives in to see a neonate. So I was just wondering, because I don't buy the 'we met her at the NICU line'. It just doesn't add up.

goldensglitter said...

My son in law is a licensed RN, BA in Chemistry,now in school for Nurse Anestist (sp?)....what a smart guy, and he loves nursing. He originally aspired to be an attorney, and wound up in nursing, how about that? A great nurse can save a life just like a doctor can!

Anonymous said...

Kate went to nursing school - a two year program. They still exist and no well rounded program such as a college usually requires was in place then

I graduated with my BSN in 1977. There were plenty of BSN programs at universities back then for me to pick from. Kate is 20 years younger than me.

There is so much misinformation of this thread regarding nursing. Working as an OB nurse does not require 2 extra years of school. There is other information on this thread that is just plain wrong when it comes to nursing.

We have been through this before on this issue. Maybe you could have someone do a post and leave it on the side. This seems to keep coming up.

wramblinwreck said...

"Strange - they (NE) seem to bash them one week, praise them another (highest rated TLC show) and now trying to bash them again."

The positive NE article was written a couple of weeks ago by Len Feldman, their entertainment writer. The articles critical of the Gosselins, including the current article, were written by Sarah Cordes, one of their investigative reporters. My guess is the NE doesn't consider it inconsistent for their entertainment writer to express his opinion about the show, while their investigative reporter provides another side to the story.

Me said...

I don't think Beth ever fed the babies at the hospital. I always got the impression she signed up to help once Kate was home with the babies.

Anonymous said...

To the person who said this:

"A CNA is not a nurse, she is a nursing asst. or nurse's aide. she cannot do medical work, she does menial physical labor. That requires a 6 week course and there is no diploma. A CNA does laundry, bed baths, feeding, gives drinks,etc."

First off, I'm a CNA and the course I took was 6 months long. We got a certificate for finishing the course. HOWEVER, in order to be able to work in most places you have to be STATE certified. So, not only do you have to complete and graduate from the course but then you have to have addtional testing (and pass) in order to be STATE certified and able to work MOST places. And we DO have to keep up on credits and/or be currently working in the field or else your certification lapses.

And please don't make it sound like CNA's are some sort of janitor (CNA's NEVER do laundry...that's housekeeping). Oftentimes we do harder work than the RNs.

Anonymous said...

I think the discussion about Kate's nursing credentials is irrelevant. The point is that regardless, neither her nor Jon together have the earning potential to afford the lifestyle they've been living, or to continue it once the show is cancelled and the freebies dry up. The publicity of their newfound affluence has virtually guaranteed that "love offerings" will not continue. The children have no special talent other than cuteness (physical, not personality) in numbers, so they aren't going to go on to mainstream stardom. Maybe modelling in K-Mart Sunday ads, but that's about it, and only if Kate's arrogant attitude hasn't already closed all those doors.

Anonymous said...

They did buy the house that was posted on that photobucket website. They moved in over a month ago and since have put up a huge fence around the main area and are installing a gate for access. One neighbor did see the kids out awhile ago when when the weather was warmer. Jon has been sited at the local supermarket.
As far as healthcare and who is paying...let me just say, it isn't them. I believe the PA residents are paying for the healthcare for all the kids. I believe they are on medical assistance.

Anonymous said...

LOL To the person who said the kids are on state medical assistance. With the kind of money they pull in that would NEVER happen/be allowed/be approved. Please don't start a rumor.

Anonymous said...

After seeing the photos of their new home, I have to ask, what in the heck do the Gosselins need a house with a barn and stable for? Will they actually have horses or livestock? Doubtful since farming is dirty work and Kate has the boys so warped about getting dirt on them.

They probably think they are entitled to a farm because the Roloffs have one. Never mind the Roloffs had their farm way before they had a show.

Ravello said...

Upthread there is discussion about the tups wearing bibs, using high chairs sippy cups and being babied.

KON is desperate to prolong their babyhood. As the tups get older, they are less marketable and the cuteness factor wears off. I think they are still darling children but the cuteness peaked at about age 3.

KON seems to be deliberatedly holding them back from normal developmental tasks- drinking from a real glass, eating without bibs, sitting in a regular chair.
KON has been criticized for questionable parenting but the "babification" of the tups to prolong the cash grab is indefensible. Sorry for the made up word, I sound like QFI.

Regarding the purchase of the 1.3 million dollar McMansion, this seems to be a very ego driven decision. No family needs this type of luxury estate. Ridiculously over the top.

Eventually the show, the endorsements the freebies will all end, probably in the not so distant future. KON will not be able to afford the taxes, insurance, maintenance, repairs much less the P&I payments.
But in the short term, their egos are gratified and they are showing off to the world how they have arrived.

Anonymous said...

Several of the comments left on here are legitimate, but I came from a very large family and sometimes you do things a little different when you have more kids. I am one of 7 children, and my brothers were the messiest eaters I have encountered. So, well into preschool my brothers still had bibs and sippy cups (or, cups with lids and straws). My mom simply did it to make her life a little easier and they all turned out just fine. And, Kate has stated several times that she has kept her nursing license current. I think people should back off the nursing thing, we don't know what kind of nurse Kate was and we shouldn't speculate about the program she attended.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the purchase of the 1.3 million dollar McMansion, this seems to be a very ego driven decision. No family needs this type of luxury estate. Ridiculously over the top.
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Honestly, I could care less if someone buys a million+ dollar home. HOWEVER, I do care if said home is purchased with funds provided by children working instead of the lazy parents.

lifeoriley said...

Regarding the issue of healthcare assistance: I believe that the tups' birth and NICU care was paid for by the Commonwealth of PA. As for now, EVERY uninsured child who does not qualify fo medical assistance can qualify for free, low cost or reduced cost medical insurance under PA's CHIP program, regardless of the family's income. The G's, depending on their income, could be paying reduced cost premiums for health insurance.

Anonymous said...

"As far as healthcare and who is paying...let me just say, it isn't them. I believe the PA residents are paying for the healthcare for all the kids. I believe they are on medical assistance."
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How could they possibly qualify given their income? Maybe the tups get some state coverage as they were preemies, but KON and Mady and Cara - I think not. My guess is that TLC is paying as, in effect, KON is working for TLC and TLC may have created some kind of plan coverage for them. But when the curtain comes down, who will provide this coverage?? KON - maybe you ought to have a back-up plan for legitimate employment and health insurance once you fall and fall hard.

Anonymous said...

I personally am not a huge fan of Kate, but according to her book, which I did read and semi-enjoyed, she is indeed a nurse. After the twins were born, she was a registered nurse in labour and delivery unit. Maybe things are different in the States than in Canada, but when's the last time you saw a CNA helping to deliver babies?? After the tups were born she was a nurse in an out-patient dialysis clinic, because at that point they were in financial need. Again, registered nurse, not CNA. I agree, as a nurse myself, that if you are out of nursing for a specific period of time, you do lose your skills, however it is not fair to pinpoint her as a CNA based on the fact that she does not have her nursing degree. To be a nurse in labour and delivery or in a dialysis clinic, you do need more than just a certificate.

As for the photo in the NE, where Collin is crying and Mady looks peeved, I am one of four girls and there is not one family photo of us where one of us isn't crying or looking upset. I remember one family pic where three out of four of us were crying. Doesn't mean we were secretly being abused or were deeply scarred but our parents. We just didn't like getting our picture taken. Again, not a huge fan of Kate's, but I'm just saying there is two sides to every story.

between the lines said...

I really believe that with the economy the way it is and with more and more people learning about Kon we will hear a specific announcement by TLC by the first of the year about this travesity of a show. Perhaps they will cancel the series or they will announce that they will scale back their taping schedule. But it can't keep going on like it is. It just can't.

Anonymous said...

Just curious; is it possible that the Gosselins are "employees" of Figure 8 or TLC and receive health insurance through them? Maybe it's part of the 'contract".
Regarding the post about changes after the first of the year, I have been saying that something has got to change for this entire year but nothing has changed, it's just gotten worse. Quintland and the Shirley Temple movies were at their peak during the Great Depression. I hope this isn't a sign!

Anonymous said...

In case anyone is curious...Kate does keep her license up to date. here is the info from the Pennsylvania state of licensing.

http://www.licensepa.state.pa.us/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=1489407&

Anonymous said...

To Anon 11:02 AM, don't believe everything you read and as far as Kate is concerned don't believe anything she claims because it's a proven fact that she will say anything to keep the gravy train going. I really believe there is a pathological part of Kate that is incapable of any human sentiency because has she zero capable mechanisms for handling 1 child, much less a Kon-pound filled with children.

beachluvin said...

Anonymous said...
They did buy the house that was posted on that photobucket website. They moved in over a month ago and since have put up a huge fence around the main area and are installing a gate for access. One neighbor did see the kids out awhile ago when when the weather was warmer. Jon has been sited at the local supermarket.
As far as healthcare and who is paying...let me just say, it isn't them. I believe the PA residents are paying for the healthcare for all the kids. I believe they are on medical assistance.

11/22/2008 8:37 AM
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Did anyone catch Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett on the Oprah show last week? Oprah asked Brad what he would choose to do if he could be anonymous for one day. Where would he go, what would he do? You know what his answer was? He would take down all his fences. He would like his children to be able to hop over to the neighbors house, he would like for his children to run up to the ice cream truck. Brad Pitt told Oprah that he enjoyed all these activities without fences as a child and he wished that his children could, too. Have Jon and Kate Gosselins reached such celebrity status that they need "fences" to ward off the paparazzi? I don't think so, they aren't famous celebrities more like infamous parents known for their greed and exploiting their children.

The ship is sinking said...

Can you see Kate as a RN.. come on.. she got grossed out when Jon had his hair transplant.. Helping with a vaginal birth is far, far worse...And why would a RN need another nurse to come in after the tups where home from the hospital, And if you remember she also wanted another year od a nurse after the tups where over a year. Why would she need a nurse if she IS a nurse.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They did buy the house that was posted on that photobucket website. They moved in over a month ago and since have put up a huge fence around the main area and are installing a gate for access. One neighbor did see the kids out awhile ago when when the weather was warmer. Jon has been sited at the local supermarket.
As far as healthcare and who is paying...let me just say, it isn't them. I believe the PA residents are paying for the healthcare for all the kids. I believe they are on medical assistance.

Perhaps Bravo will take interest in a 'Real Housewives of PA' and feature Kate as one of the housewives living in a 'gated home'. Bravo can feature snippets of her sporting her designer clothing, botoxed face, and veneered teeth discussing the family's plan for their next luxery resort vacation.

Mommy to 7 w/ no show said...

I am an RN and have to agree with others here. I cannot imagine Kate as any decent RN the way she reacts to things such as Jon's hair transplant, the tups potty training and also freaking out over having all the kids home "alone".

beachluvin said...

In order to be on a "Housewives" series, you have to have friends to go out with and of course finish the season off with a barbecue or a meal at a restaurant with the families. Kate has no friends, not even "pretend" ones.

money-hungry said...

I wonder if Kon expects to get paid for showing up for church services at their own church? I mean is that also cutting into their precious love-offerings. Gosh, poor babies, I feel so bad for them.

gail said...

Wow. I've been a long time fan of the show and I have to say this is low. There really aren't words. I mean, who charges people after moving into a million-plus home? Just because "one day" they'll need the money? Please!

Consider me utterly offended.

Anonymous said...

About PA Medicaid/Chip, it is very possible that the Gosselins are eligable for Low Cost Chip.

http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/assets/pdf/2008_FPIG_CHART_web.pdf

That's a link to the guidelines. It may also depend on how they list their income. And it's highly likely the children are covered but not KON. PA Blue Chip is a subsidiary of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They probably still have premiums to pay, but they are probably more like 50.00 a child as opposed to full premiums of private insurance.

Anonymous said...

"And please don't make it sound like CNA's are some sort of janitor (CNA's NEVER do laundry...that's housekeeping). Oftentimes we do harder work than the RNs."

Excuse me but i have had CNA's in my home for almost 20 years and i know what they do. any CNA who ever came in here did laundry, vacuuming and light housekeeping.
They are called LNA's here but they are licensed by the state after a 6 week full time course and passing the exam.
Only RN's did real medical work.
They all came from home health care agencies.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until Mady's book comes out. You know, the one she will probably write when she is in her thirties and dishes on everything that actually went on behind the scenes?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if they are filming right now?

Sasha222 said...

It's obvious they are trying to make as much money as they possibly can, so that when the fame dies out they don't have to become working parents ever again. Kon may be stupid, but when it comes to scamming and getting money for nothing they are geniuses.

Of course the tups were/are adorable kids now, but who is going to want to see 6 awkward teenagers running around one day? No way this success will last forever (and to be honest their fan base is a pretty sad group of people to begin with) so they are going to milk the cow until it's dead.

I'm glad National Enquirer did their article and all, but let's face it, they aren't the most reputably magazine and most people don't believe anything they print. It would be great if a major publication would run an article. Newsweek or People..hell even Parade would be better then the NE. That way more people would see it. I'm sure the future holds many many more media stories about them. If I were a journalist I would be having a field day!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused about the new house. I thought several months ago I read the house was being built in North Carolina because that's where the production company is located.

Kate has said several times she wants to move to a warmer climate. Did they change their minds?

Anonymous said...

Who knows why the change? Maybe Kate changed her mind after visiting NC? Maybe TLC pulled out for some reason? Maybe this is just a temporary move and their still building the new house?

We may find out eventually. Maybe all the talk about moving was more of Kate hinting for what she thought she wanted at the time and then found something she wanted more.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:34 said
Excuse me but i have had CNA's in my home for almost 20 years and i know what they do. any CNA who ever came in here did laundry, vacuuming and light housekeeping.
They are called LNA's here but they are licensed by the state after a 6 week full time course and passing the exam.
Only RN's did real medical work.
They all came from home health care agencies.

Home health aids are often certified the same as a CNA, sometimes not. I believe what you have had at your house are home health aids (which may or may not have been a CNA/LNA) who are expected to do some light housework. CNA's who work in hospitals and nursing homes take blood pressures, pulses, temperatures, do direct patient care, help serving/feeding meals, and there are housekeepers who do the laundry and cleaning of the rooms. The CNA course here is 6 months long just like a previous poster mentioned.

Anonymous said...

....and then there's this:


(from Berk's county newspaper forums, the reading eagle)

"Though Jonathan Gosselin said six more children were never part of the couple's plan (they took fertility drugs to conceive), Kate's mother, Charlene Kreider, said her daughter always wanted to be a mother. Kate Gosselin always wanted twins, Kreider said, and her love for children influenced her choice to pursue a career as a labor and delivery nurse.

"She got her twins and went beyond that," Kreider said."


It's an excerpt of the article aritten about the tups arrival. Interesting though.

Anonymous said...

Ya know what? Kate and Jon might be a hell of a lot more tolerable or even relatable if they just did an episode that was all in-the-chair, sit down, and honest. Answer the questions that everyone is actually asking (and no, no one cares how many times a day you swiffer the kitchen floor lady), and answer them honestly. Like, why no family members are involved. What really happened with Aunt Jodi? What are they planning on doing about Mady's behavior? All anyone who has ever watched that farce wants is to know the truth. Don't sugar coat things and say "Oh it's GOD! GOD is providing for us!" Be truthful and admit that it's Figure 8.

I can not believe neither one of them has ever just considered this. I would probably have a little bit of respect for them if for nothing else than being honest.

Anonymous said...

To Sasha22, there has been accurate and truthful articles about Kon before by many reputable (it's not just the NE and those stupid puff pieces in the women's magazines every few months). AOL did a feature story about them and there was a brief CNN Headline News story earlier this month (although it did disappear from their wrap around rotation pretty quickly). There have also been articles in their local press since at least 2005 that has questioned their motives. But I am totally convinced that their crazy fans will never believe the truth because they simply choose to be fools. It's a shame because this is how Kon can keep coasting by like this.

Anonymous said...

These people just don't know when to stop. I really loved the show in the beginning, but now it is like watching a completely different show. They have become greedy and very disrespectfull to people.I will be glad when everyone wakes up and quit feeding the gravy train.

Anonymous said...

"Home health aids are often certified the same as a CNA, sometimes not. I believe what you have had at your house are home health aids (which may or may not have been a CNA/LNA) who are expected to do some light housework. CNA's who work in hospitals and nursing homes take blood pressures, pulses, temperatures, do direct patient care, help serving/feeding meals, and there are housekeepers who do the laundry and cleaning of the rooms. The CNA course here is 6 months long just like a previous poster mentioned."

The LNA's who came here for almost 20 years were licensed nursing assts. They were not home health aides and were not paid as such. They were not housekeepers, they were LNA's as licensed by the state and the state will not allow housekeepers to work in this program. Housekeepers are paid a different rate and do not stay in the home as long as a LNA. these LNA's were trained full time in nursing homes for six weeks.

Anonymous said...

Maybe KON found out they could get a lot more square footage for the money if they stayed in PA and found this house and decided it was everything they wanted with the land and privacy and decided to stay. But mark my words Kate will be wining about the the cold weather before you know it. Because god forbid she be happy!

mollybloom said...

I think the NE articles may have an influence. I suspect some of the older diehard fans of the show probably read the NE, and it's hard to read and not believe a little.

Negative publicity won't end this show. Even negative interest is interest. The show will end when TLC senses no one cares.

Anonymous said...

I am not making up rumors about their healthcare being covered by PA residents. I do believe when the tups came into this world that something may have been set up for them. I know there was talk of college tuitions and I believe healthcare was part of that as well. Not sure how we can find out for sure, but I do believe my source is pretty reliable. If it turns out not to be true, I would be more than thrilled. The kids deserve to have healthcare, but it should be from their parents working and supporting the children, not the other way around!

Anonymous said...

"Did anyone catch Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett on the Oprah show last week? Oprah asked Brad what he would choose to do if he could be anonymous for one day. Where would he go, what would he do? You know what his answer was? He would take down all his fences. He would like his children to be able to hop over to the neighbors house, he would like for his children to run up to the ice cream truck. Brad Pitt told Oprah that he enjoyed all these activities without fences as a child and he wished that his children could, too. Have Jon and Kate Gosselins reached such celebrity status that they need "fences" to ward off the paparazzi? I don't think so, they aren't famous celebrities more like infamous parents known for their greed and exploiting their children.

11/22/2008 11:52 AM
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I don't think the fence is to keep out the paparazzi or the peasants. I think it's there so the "meal tickets" don't run away from KON.

Anonymous said...

The site for PA Chips for family size and income:

http://chipcoverspakids.com/assets/pdf/2008_FPIG_CHART_web.pdf

If you scroll to the second page, look under household size 10, go to the last column, annual income of $128,401 - to no limit (their income is substantially higher than $128K). KON would pay $161 for each child or a total of $1288 per month, plus co-pays.

Anonymous said...

This is just something that amuses me when I see they've moved to Wernersville. Back about 50 years ago, the town had a mental asylum. It was a big joke anytime someone from nearby PA mentioned going to Wernersville, because it implied they were crazy. I think it's perfectly suitable to sum up KON now.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Redbook comments under the link to their article? Yikes, their are actually still fans of the show left? It really sounds like those supporters could be Kon themselves.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Redbook comments under the link to their article? Yikes, their are actually still fans of the show left? It really sounds like those supporters could be Kon themselves.

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They must have all just appeared. Last I checked they were all negative and only one positive. I commented for the fans to give it up because they were so outnumbered. If a bunch showed up together it sure does sound like something KON would do!

Anonymous said...

Home health aids are often certified the same as a CNA, sometimes not. I believe what you have had at your house are home health aids (which may or may not have been a CNA/LNA) who are expected to do some light housework. CNA's who work in hospitals and nursing homes take blood pressures, pulses, temperatures, do direct patient care, help serving/feeding meals, and there are housekeepers who do the laundry and cleaning of the rooms. The CNA course here is 6 months long just like a previous poster mentioned.
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My niece is a CNA, too. No way did she get her training in 6 weeks. It was 6 months. You're right, they don't just do laundry, etc. My sister was a home health aide for one day when she was just out of HS. They hired her with no training whatsoever and she was sent to someone's house where she was asked to help with a bath for an elderly man. She quit that day. These home health aides are very different from CNA's. A CNA may come to your house, but they have more training and do different jobs than just an aide with 6 weeks or less of training. Also, my niece gets paid very well so I can imagine what Kate would be able to earn if she had any motivation to ever work. One day when the freebies stop she might have to find her motivation again.

Chris said...

There is plenty of evidence from nonKON sources that indicate that Kate is an RN and has kept up her license. She can go back to nursing any time she wants. It's my understanding that to be a labor and delivery nurse, in a hospital, all that is required in a valid RN license. To be a Nurse-Midwife what is required is a BSN plus additional study. Even a hundred years ago when my grandmother became a nurse, additional study was required to become a midwife.

linda said...

I just got a look at the pictures of the mcmansion...the kids should have a blast in that driveway! You know they won't be allowed in the grass! Did I see a white chair...

Also, as far as health insurance, Pa has a program called CHIP and guarentees health insurance for all children, REGARDLESS OF THEIR PARENT'S INCOME. The amount of the co pay is not based on income. I'm sure thats what the previous poster meant when they said the state is picking up the tab.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who only sees one article? Were the same articles in NE and Redbook or should there be two different articles?

I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

She uses food way to much as a punishment and reward, after I think it was Leah said that if she was good she'd get a Hershey's Kiss, I'll bet Kate does carry around a huge bag of Hershey Kisses with her, every thing she does reminds me of dog training as weird as that sounds, smile and you'll get a lolly pop for getting your hair done, smile for the camera and you can have a strawberry..etc..

Anonymous said...

This is just something that amuses me when I see they've moved to Wernersville. Back about 50 years ago, the town had a mental asylum. It was a big joke anytime someone from nearby PA mentioned going to Wernersville, because it implied they were crazy. I think it's perfectly suitable to sum up KON now

Wernersville State Hospital is still there. And my family has lived in Wernersville for 6 years and the only thing people give me a hard time about is the lack of things to do there.

Am I the only one who only sees one article? Were the same articles in NE and Redbook or should there be two different articles?

I'm confused.


This post was originally only about the NE article, but then someone mentioned the Redbook article, so the title was changed. Here is the link to the Redbook article: http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/advice/big-family-raising-eight-kids?click=main_sr

Anonymous said...

Hey. People we don't write the articles. Make sure you have all the facts before you comment. Also do you believe everything you read in the newpaper or see on television. Do you believe everything on the internet? Also the Pittsburgh article is from a columnist not a journalist big difference. Until you walked in our shoes don't tell us anyhting about your life. You must compare apples and apples. The State made us promises and then took them away. How would you feel if you depended on something and it was taken from you? At the last minute. No planning. I think people should realize what is happening. Most people stand idly by and watch and never ask. So don't sterotype us. That's just plain ignorant. The media will make us out to who they want us to be. Lets remember the care is for my six kids not for the twins or my wife and I. Let me tell you its a scary thing putting privacy out there. You can't hide someone will always find you. You have to weigh the whole situation. Finally, I will do everything and anything for my family especially my kids.

Posted by: Jonathan at May 20, 2005 01:34 PM

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This comment from Jon on the RE article is hilarious. He goes on to defend himself again from people and complaining they are posting as anonymous. Maybe they didn't want him stalking them.

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few sheeple fans left. I'm in a myspace group that regularly praises what amazing parents J & K are. When I say any different they ask why I'm even in the fan group...or say I'm "just jealous". They also insult my parenting abilities saying if I had 8 I couldn't handle it, and they fear for my children's safety. I feel sorry for them and how confused and misguided they are. Any real "FAN" would read more, search more, and discover the TRUTH. Why are so many still making excuses for these two?

Chris said...

Am I the only one who's noticed that the photo used in both articles is from "The Twins Turn Six"? Nothing like having a current photo, especially on the on the Redbook fluff piece.

Anonymous said...

So the reason they are moving is to give them more room for all the free stuff they've accumulated and plan on accumulating?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if they have put the old house up for sale yet?? And how much its listed for?

Anonymous said...

Just a FYI--Some time ago, TLC approached a well-known home-improvement store based here in Virginia asking for a donation of material for the “new” Kon-pound as well as a monetary donation. The store politely refused……guess that’s why they had to settle for an existing house.

Anonymous said...

I see that the old house is still in their name. So they haven't sold it yet. Maybe they are going to do the filming at the old house so no one sees the million dollar house.

I see that their book "Multiple Ble$$ing's" sales are down. The book went form #10 to #15 on the best-seller list. So we should be seeing it in the dollar store soon!

Anonymous said...

Their old house is not up for sale. I wonder what they are going to do with it. Maybe use it as a storage facility? LOL!

Anonymous said...

From the redbook article: I literally stop myself and say, "You have a roof over your head and food on the table, and your kids and family are healthy, and there was a time when you weren't even sure you would have that." I feel so blessed that God chose us for this journey.


But what I think I hear her saying is: I literally laugh out loud and say to myself "You have a roof over your million dollar house and catered food on the table, and your kids and family - those whom you haven't disposed of - are healthy looking but emotionally drained, and there was a time when you weren't sure how you'd get that, but you figured it out." I feel so blessed that we chose Reality TV so we could get all expenses paid journeys and truckloads of free stuff from sponsors from all over the world just for having a litter of kids.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
From the redbook article: I literally stop myself and say, "You have a roof over your head and food on the table, and your kids and family are healthy, and there was a time when you weren't even sure you would have that." I feel so blessed that God chose us for this journey.

Shame on Kate Gosselin for using her 'God' as giving the stamp of approval on her decision to exploit her 8 children as a means to an end.

Anonymous said...

Is this new McMansion in Kon's name or is it under the production company's name? Maybe they don't have their old house for sale becaue this McMansion is only a temporary abode until the show ends then they will have to move back into that icky, cramped, horrendously horrible house they live in now?

That poor, poor family having to put up with living under such horrible conditions......NOT.

Anonymous said...

So, it looks like they are paying TWO mortgages? They sure must be getting plenty of money from their speaking engagements.

It just amazes me that some people say "well they have 8 kids". Let's ALL remember that Jon and Kate are the ones that are responsible for those 8 kids. Not the public. Not the state of Pa. They could have stopped at 2. But no, not the greedy Gosselins. They always want more of everything.

Anonymous said...

While the general public may be realizing what Jon and Kate are doing, I think it may be awhile before mainstream media covers the other side of the story. Recently, it seems like they have been doing appearances everywhere, where they are touted as a picture perfect, hardworking, just trying to make it family. I think that most people think that parents with so many children must be hardworking, etc. I'm not sure the mainstream media wants to do a story about Jon and Kate's past and investigate what they are doing. No one wants to believe that a seemingly nice couple (to those who don't know better) would be exploiting their children to get rich. Mainstream media outlets probably don't want to be seen as a bully picking on a family who is "just trying to make it."

Anonymous said...

Just read the ludicrous Redbook puff piece. Am I the only who thinks that 8:30 is grossly late for 4 year-olds to go to bed?

GetRealKate said...

Anonymous said...
From the redbook article: I literally stop myself and say, "You have a roof over your head and food on the table, and your kids and family are healthy, and there was a time when you weren't even sure you would have that." I feel so blessed that God chose us for this journey.

And when was this financially turbulent 'time' that Kate Gosselin wasnt sure she would have a roof over her head and food on the table? It seems that there were hundred of individuals including the taxpayers in the State of PA that stepped up to the plate and made certain that you HAD a roof over your head and food on the table when you two adult able bodied low lifes decided that BEGGING for handouts was a more lucrative option then taking personal responsiblity for your own actions!!!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only who thinks that 8:30 is grossly late for 4 year-olds to go to bed?

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My 3 1/2 year old still naps for about 2 hours and he goes to sleep around 8:30. On the 3 days he goes to preschool, he doesn't sleep ( they have nap time but he's too busy socializing, ha ha) and I put him down around 7:30.

linda said...

Posted on the RB comments by 'baubles':

The majority of these negative posts come from people who frequent a blog called "Gosselins Without Pity" whose sole purpose is to "bring down" Jon and Kate Gosselin. The virulent hate message follow any positive message or interview or comment regarding this family. They will post ANYTHING negative about the Gosselins on their blog, and block anything positive. The are serious cyberstalkers... I'm surprised that legal charges have not been brought against them...


OK everyone, who do you think wrote this...Jon or Kate!

where's Carla said...

I am not sure where to post this. I have more of a question than a comment. What ever happened to Kate's friend Carla? I mean she was considered a close friend. Yes I know the whole story of how Kate cuts people out (Aunt Jodi and Bff-Beth) but why is there never any talk of Carla or any mention of her? I do not think I read 1 comment about her since she left the show (more than 9 months ago) Anyone have any thing to say about this I'd really like to hear.

Anonymous said...

It would not surprise me if TLC purchased the house for Kon, as part of the payment for the series.

Get a Clue said...

They will post ANYTHING negative about the Gosselins on their blog, and block anything positive. The are serious cyberstalkers... I'm surprised that legal charges have not been brought against them...


Someone needs to learn what words mean before they use them. Talking about a TV show is pretty standard fare in the world today.

my9cats said...

"Anonymous said...
I see that the old house is still in their name. So they haven't sold it yet. Maybe they are going to do the filming at the old house so no one sees the million dollar house.

I see that their book "Multiple Ble$$ing's" sales are down. The book went form #10 to #15 on the best-seller list. So we should be seeing it in the dollar store soon!"

Funny you should mention that. Somebody has a wicked sense of humor. Today at my local Barnes and Noble I saw their book in the new fiction area. Boy did I laugh over that one!.

Anonymous said...

They may be waiting to put their old house up for sale. Houses sell better in the spring. Houses don't really sell around this time of year with it being close to the holiday's and kids being settle in school.

Anonymous at 6:24 11/22: Housing is cheaper in North Carolina and all over the south. I doubt that they stayed in PA because they got more house for their money.

And why the insistence that Kate go back to nursing? Lots of people quit nursing all the time and they are in no means financially stable. If people stayed in nursing just for the money and security, we probably wouldn't have shortage.

Anonymous said...

Someone can not bring "legal charges" against someone else, when it's the TRUTH that being said. Give me a break.

Blue Fairy said...

This new house they have bought is NOT a McMansion. It's a mansion. Here is the Urban Dictionary definition of a McMansion:

A large and pretentious house, typically
of shoddy construction, typical of "upscale" suburban developments in the late
20th and early 21st centuries. Such houses
are characterized by steep roofs of complex design, theatrical entrances, lack of stylistic integrity and backsides which are
notably less fussy than their fronts. They are often placed closely together to maximize the developer's profits and appeal to people who value perceived social status over actual, physical, economic or historic value.

So considering the huge piece of land this house is on, it's nothing more than a really big house.

Be for Real! said...

Posted on the RB comments by 'baubles':

The majority of these negative posts come from people who frequent a blog called "Gosselins Without Pity" whose sole purpose is to "bring down" Jon and Kate Gosselin. The virulent hate message follow any positive message or interview or comment regarding this family. They will post ANYTHING negative about the Gosselins on their blog, and block anything positive. The are serious cyberstalkers... I'm surprised that legal charges have not been brought against them...
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LOL. Get real! For one thing, those who accuse this blog of being stalkers are sitting around here reading all the messages also. Otherwise, they wouldn't know about it or what is posted here. Another thing, they are so infatuated/obsessed with the Gosselins, especially the kids, I'd say THEY are pretty much stalkers! Gee, since when is a personal blog using freedom of speech by telling the truth about some horrible, shady people against the law?!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only who thinks that 8:30 is grossly late for 4 year-olds to go to bed?

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My 3 1/2 year old still naps for about 2 hours and he goes to sleep around 8:30. On the 3 days he goes to preschool, he doesn't sleep ( they have nap time but he's too busy socializing, ha ha) and I put him down around 7:30.

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I don't think it's late at all either. Not every 4 yr old has to get up at dawn. My kid gets plenty of sleep and I don't put her to bed at the exact same time every night. It depends on how the day went and how tired she is. 8:30 is average. Sometimes it's later, rarely is it any earlier than 8..And lets not forget that these kids do not have morning preschool!

Anonymous said...

Just read the ludicrous Redbook puff piece. Am I the only who thinks that 8:30 is grossly late for 4 year-olds to go to bed?"

Not at all. But, my almost 4 yr old also naps during the day still. She gets plenty of sleep and does not go to bed before then.
I know people who put kids to bed when it's still light out, even kids older than 4. I've never been one of those people.

Anonymous said...

linda said...
Posted on the RB comments by 'baubles':

The majority of these negative posts come from people who frequent a blog called "Gosselins Without Pity" whose sole purpose is to "bring down" Jon and Kate Gosselin. The virulent hate message follow any positive message or interview or comment regarding this family. They will post ANYTHING negative about the Gosselins on their blog, and block anything positive. The are serious cyberstalkers... I'm surprised that legal charges have not been brought against them...


OK everyone, who do you think wrote this...Jon or Kate!

Since when is it considered 'cyber stalking' and illegal to post opinion and comments on a blog site?? According to the above individual, ONLY those opinions that are deemed positive and in support of J & K are deemed worthy of a relevance within the internet blogging community? Why point the finger at the GWOP blog site as if GWOP is single handedly responsible for all the criticism and negative opinions that follow the topic of J & K and their reality tv show. A quick J & K google search can lead an individual to numerous websites and blogs that equally share concerns regarding the issue of child exploitation and the Gosselin children, as well as, criticisms of the J & K reality tv show. Dont blame GWOP for the negativity that surrounds J & K and their reality show as the J&K controversy seed set root long before the existance of the GWOP blog site.

Anonymous said...

Posted on the RB comments by 'baubles':

The majority of these negative posts come from people who frequent a blog called "Gosselins Without Pity" whose sole purpose is to "bring down" Jon and Kate Gosselin. The virulent hate message follow any positive message or interview or comment regarding this family. They will post ANYTHING negative about the Gosselins on their blog, and block anything positive. The are serious cyberstalkers... I'm surprised that legal charges have not been brought against them...
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Brilliant! Someone should thank her/him for directing people to this site. I am sure some people will be enlightened about Jon and Kate's true character because of it. :)

pinkdiamond611 said...

Umm, does this Baubles person understand the definition of cyberstalker? LOL.

ThreeFarmers said...

I'm always amused at people who keep saying that we want to "bring Jon and Kate down." I want the exploitation to end. Period. I don't want to see the Gosselins in the gutter. I hope and pray that they have invested their money wisely so that there will be funds for the children's futures. I hope that will be able to support their family by their own hard work, not by their children's hard work.

Anonymous said...

Even if they move to a gated community that doesn't mean it's secure. We live in a gated community and we still have problems with crime.

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