About Beth as the Author of Multiple Bles8ings

Reading Eagle article quoting Beth about writing the book is here.

Thank you, Tess.

127 comments:

debi said...

Ok, that's fine and dandy, but if she too were one of the authors, why isn't she on the book tour? Kate was at our local mall for a book signing...and the paper said she was alone. Did I go to get a autographed book? Hell no. I do NOT support this couple or anything they do.

Wendy Bird said...

Go Beth!

Beth wrote the whole book, which we all knew. I hope that this article is fowarded to the Grand Rapids, MI media ASAP! I wonder what Kate would say to a legitimate jounalist asking her to respond to this article about Beth as the author of "her" book. Yes, it is the Gosselin's story, but Beth wrote it. Every word, I would bet!

Now I might buy it to support Beth!

Harriet said...

That's great and what some of us have said since day one. Kate couldn't write well enough to do an intelligible page.

Debi, Beth is probably not in Michigan since Kate is there to do an audio book and Zondervan wanted to throw in some book signings. No doubt Kate did everything she could to cut Beth out of this. Have you ever heard Kate say our dear friend Beth did so much of this to help us?

Wendy I know the feeling, but Kate would still get a share of the money so I won't.

Wendy Bird said...

Harriet said:

Wendy I know the feeling, but Kate would still get a share of the money so I won't.


Ha! No, I probably won't buy it, but I would love to support Beth.

Show us your artwork, Beth. Where do we buy it? When is the tell-all book about your life with the Gosselin's coming out? That is a book I would buy and stand in line for hours to have signed by the author!

Janine said...

Wow, Beth sounds so gracious and wonderful, just like she was always like on the show.

I wonder if she would have answered some of the harder questions of the reporter had asked them, like, "Why does Kate Gosselin tell everyone it is only HER book?" Or, "Why are you never spoken of when the booked is talked about?" Or, "Why are you no longer on the show?"

Maybe the reporter did ask but Beth is too much of a respectful woman to tell the truth and slam Kate...because we all know that she would HAVE to bash Kate to tell the truth because what Kate is doing is awful.

Beth WROTE the entire book and Kate is acting like Beth doesn't even exist anymore...I have not seen her mention Beth ONCE when she mentions the book, not even on her show.

Whatever, I guess we should all be used to it by now, Kate thinks that since she lived it she should get ALL the credit, even though she wasn't the one at the computer for hours and hours for about a year WRITING the book.

I just hope, and assume, that Beth is atleast getting 50% of the profits from the book.

Kris said...

Way to go Beth!

It's about darned time she stood up and said she is the author of the book.

Did anyone else notice how gracious and kind this woman is? Night and day when compared to Kate.

cheryl said...

I don't think Beth gives a hoot about the money. This is her talent and passion. Unlike the totally untalented Kate.

I think it is awful that Beth hasn't been given the credit or attention she deserves.

L. Stash said...

Ooh sad I really hoped Kate wrote more of it. I maintain that the writing feels stunted. I kinda hoped that was Kates fault.

Really though my favorite part was where they check into a hotel to write it..

????
Do you really think Kate needs more time to not play mommy?

Hmmmmmm Do you think they took some time away from mad libbing their way through that book to say...go to the hotel spa?

just maybe?

Lonnyswife said...

I thought it was nice that some intrepid reporter actually took the time and had the gumption to seek Beth out for the interview.
To reiterate WendyBird: We all knew Beth wrote the book!!

Diane said...

Kate really can't stand being around her kids can she? The article says she and Beth stayed in a hotel for weekends to get the book done while their husbands watch the kids. Yet, Kate, when asked why she wrote the book, says she did it for the kids so they would have those memories forever. Hmmmm, hypocrite much? As a child, I know I would much rather spend time with my Mommy and cherish those memories, than see her disappear for weekends on end (thats on top of the weekends that she is already gone for their church talks, etc.). If Kate really wanted to preserve memories for them she could take time with each child (maybe one day per weekend for a little while) and sit down with them and make a little scrapbook and tell them stories about when they were little and such. The only reason they did this book is to make more $$$. This woman just irks me to no end with her selfishness. I'm glad we are hearing Beth's side now.

Chrissy said...

I can't wait to hear the spin on this from the fans - Beth is jealous, she's trying to get attention and of course my all-time favorite - she's bitter!

dj said...

It would seem that if J&K were finally giving Beth the recognition she deserves there would be a quote from them in the article but there wasn't. My impression is that Beth is finally deciding to give her side of how the book came about and letting people know how much she was involved. Her one statement said it all:

While Carson is listed as a co-author on the book, she makes each of their contributions clear.

"They lived it and I wrote it," she said.

Glad to see Beth is standing up for herself.

Kristi said...

Good for Beth. I am still of the belief though, that they didn't have a falling out. Wanting to believe they had one is different than actually having one.

Sophia said...

Go Beth! It's great that she is finally getting some recognition for all of her hard work! She seems like a truly genuine person and Kate is so greed-blind that she can't see what a good friend she has lost. P.S. Beth's art is really good.

ashley said...

Wow, yet Kate doesnt even acknowledge Beth helped, she always says its her and Jons book.

highondegrassi said...

I know I've heard Jon specifically refer to the book as "her book" "your book", whatever. They act like Beth doesn't even exist. HELLO!!! Her name is on the cover of the book! The lies those two losers continue to spew is mindboggling!

Cheesetastic! Emotastic Best Kiss Sweetness!

grammy of 4 said...

"While Carson is listed as a co-author on the book, she makes each of their contributions clear.

"They lived it and I wrote it," she said."

And with that telling statement, we finally have the true truth. Jon and Kate are making money off of the book, and milking it for all it is worth, publicity wise. Beth wrote it, and this is the first news piece we've seen about that. I hope some national news source picks up this interview and runs with it.

Jules said...

Have any of the interveiwers on Kates book tour even asked who Beth, the author, is?? So much for it just being initially written for the kids... as Beth states they spent multiple weekends away at a hotel and called a publisher early on. It's a farce that Kates name is even on the book as an author...not to mention Jons name being listed! It never ends with these people.

kathleen said...

Good for you, Beth, for standing strong and being true to yourself. I find your words and actions to be so much more characteristic of a Christian than how Miss Kate acts. Beth, you have shown grace in what is probably a difficult and ugly situation for you and as Kate preaches, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good," I see you are the one who is truly acting as Christ-like.
Well done.

~duckie~ said...

Jon's name wasn't going to be on the book at first when everything was fine with Kate and Beth. But I believe that his name got on the book because they now have to share the profits with him so that everyone gets a third or that Beth only gets a third. And Jon and Kate get the majority of the profits. If Jon's name wasn't on it Kate and Beth would have a 50/50 share.

beachchick said...

Kate wont say anything about Beth and it's in bold letters on the book?
It just goes to show you how many untruths spew out of her mouth on a regular basis,and how Jon just keeps
his mouth shut. You know ,the usual scam has been working. Why change it now?

Moons in Leo said...

The first thing that struck me is how Beth and Kate holed up in a hotel for three days at a time. WTF?

I hope some mainstream media picks up on this. As we all suspected, Beth actually wrote the book; Kate was just the one who had the litter.

Kathy said...

"They lived it and I wrote it."
This is such a classy way for Beth to make her point. This is really the best way to handle the entire situation - short and sweet. No trashing KON - just a simple statement. Good for Beth.

Emma's Mom said...

Kate has been in Grand Rapids, Michigan since Wednesday, and plans to be there until at least another book signing Friday night ...


Just think ... she'll be able to leave home for a week and maybe longer and maybe Jon will be able to join her, once the twins get trained better on how to take care of the younger kids!

annie said...

Hopefully this article will make it to the N.Y. Times! Then find its way to all of the companies that Kate & Jon are spokespeople for.

annie said...

To anyone who is interested in contacting Beth here is the information.

Write to Zondervan authors or their estates in care of Zondervan. Your mail will be forwarded as soon as possible, but please note that the author might not be able to respond personally.

Email zauthor@zondervan.com

or send postal mail to:
Beth Carson
c/o Zondervan
ATTN: Author Care
5300 Patterson SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49530

tha squirrel watcha said...

I think this article is great--she admits that she wrote it and that she is not really friends with Kate, but a helper, an angel sent from God to help out.

That's nice.

I can't wait for the next installment of THAT soap opera!

Tess said...

I watched the video that WOODtv (a Michigan station) has posted on their website where they interviewed Kate at the bookstore in Michigan. One of the interviewers asked Kate flat out, 'Was it hard to write the book?'. She clearly was not comfortable answering the question! That is understandable now that Beth's comments have been made. Kate said that it was hard to relive the memories and it took a lot of time but that the book itself was easy. Well, of course, it was, since she didn't write it.

I had a thought regarding Kate's hair while watching this video. It is obvious that Kate is not comfortable around people and I think the long hair that hangs in front of her face is sort of a shield to hide behind. And maybe deep down she is not proud of who she is.

Gregory House said...

Gee...so it now comes to light that not only did Beth help write the book, but it was also her idea in the first place to write the book? Hmmm- it looks like yet another of Kate's many lies has been unearthed.

"everybody lies..." Especially Kate Gosselin.

ashley said...

Tess, I think your right. IMO she is not comfortable with who she is or was shes doing. I really believe Kate is a good person but got caught up in a really nasty business.

FXfanatic said...

That woman is a class act.
Not one negative thing and you know she has plenty to say.

Some day we'll hear the whole story.

Gregory House said...

Tess- if what you say about her hair in her face is true, that would suggest that Kate has some semblance of a conscience. Now we all know THAT isn't true.

I personally think that she actually believes that her hair looks good. The woman is delusional. With that type of style, you can tell who wears the pants in that relationship.

L.Stash said...

Looking at celebrity photos today I did in fact find where Kates hair cut comes from. I don't know why it took me so long in the first place.

She shares it with Rihanna, and they both share it with the road runner.

cheryl said...

Thank you Beth, you are one classy lady!! Know you can now write a book about your relationship and experiences with the g's. Now you are living just over the hill from them again. We all are concerned with the children's experiences and find the g's are appalling.
Thanks again.

iheartmyhubby said...

So Jon did not really do anything with regards to the book? Other than helping Kate with fertilization and "living it", I haven't heard what he did to contribute to it. He didn't even contribute during these hotel stays, according to Beth. Any yet his name is listed as a co-author? Does he know what an author is? What a mooch. Just be honest, Jon, and give credit where credit is due...not with you.

Judy said...

Tess~ You hit the nail on the head! I made that connection last night when I watched the interview and then read the article you posted. Kate had to ask for clarity when the reporter asked her if it was hard to write the book.
I think she was skirting the issue because she knows Beth is speaking up.
All Kate had to do from the beginning regardless of her relationship now with Beth was to acknowledge Beth as a co author. She could have avoided much controversy. Her actions speak volumes right now. It is obvious that she doesn't want Beth to get credit!

Ok guys...seriously....let's start picking out the cast for the Lifetime movie...it's coming!!!!

trinityella said...

"I had a thought regarding Kate's hair while watching this video. It is obvious that Kate is not comfortable around people and I think the long hair that hangs in front of her face is sort of a shield to hide behind. And maybe deep down she is not proud of who she is."
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I was totally thinking the same thing about her hair! It looks like she kinda of hides behind it! Wow, that's weird! I really feel sorry for that pitiful woman, and you know what goes around comes around, karma's a bitch!

Harriet said...

I think it's becoming obvious to almost everyone when dealing with Kate rule number one to remember is Kate lies. Rule number two Kate lies. If you have any doubts about a statement refer to rule number one. I guess number four is Jon won't usually outright lie, he just shuts his mouth. He does exaggerate though.

WENDY said...

Kate chewed up Beth and spit her out. I have no doubt something minor (or a truth) ended this friendship. No, I don't believe they are still friends.

Does Kate ever stay home on the weekends? With her "work" in NYC, promotional jaunts and time away from her hectic life, when would she have time to be a SAHM. Maybe Jon is a Mr. Mom. Can't wait for the next installment of the Kate soap opera.

kathleen said...

I watched that video on Woodtv, and I'm sorry, but Kate makes me uneasy. There is something sneaky about her. She exudes dishonesty. It's so obvious she's got no integrity.
Or personality, for that matter. She's a total snore.

I used to like her hair. I thought she pulled off the short do very nicely. But WTF is up with it now. She looks like she stepped out of an MTV video from 1986.

Tigerfan said...

FXfanatic said...
That woman is a class act.
Not one negative thing and you know she has plenty to say

I totally agree! IMO, Beth made it perfectly clear in the article the point she was trying to convey. That she in fact WROTE the book. She (Beth) already knows that people are aware of the OBVIOUS regarding that of J & K Gosselin.

laura linger said...

Beth is so cool. I really miss her on the show.

I wish we knew where to buy her artwork. My husband and I have been looking for a new piece for our hallway and I think it would be great to display a piece of Beth's work.

debi said...

Wendy Bird...Kate was in the mall here which is near Grand Rapids. The article in the paper didn't mention much more than how many people were in line, and how long they waited. It doesn't seem they interviewed her, not that it matters.

It would seem they refuse to answer questions about things that might put them in a bad light. My question is this: If her friends and family are already cut out of their lives, why don't THEY speak out for these children? I don't think the kids are being physically abused, but I do see some actions from J&K that I would construe as being mental abuse.

There are a lot of people (me included) that hope that this show ends...and soon. However no matter the amount of negative blogs written it won't change a thing. Even negative publicity is still publicity. And for whatever reason, they still have their "fans" (this term is s joke to me) and will support them no matter what. I hope these same people are around when the show ends and this couple fall.

I started out really liking the show. I was excited about the book coming out, but have since stopped watching the show, and will not waste my hard earned dollars to pad their already filled wallets. I would rather spend that money on people that really need it.

I would love to read a book on the "behind" the scene things...like interviews with people (friends and family) before, during and after the show started. I bet that would be interesting! THAT'S a book I want to read. Why are their families NOT gaining on their experiences with them? I don't think anything would pi$$ J&K more than having their family make money off their name!

I really would be interested in their families point of view.

Travis said...

OK, I just watched the video. Her PR firm must be donating their time for free, because I would not pay for what I'm seeing and hearing. Smacking gum at a public appearance is a big NO NO! Also, calling the people who waited in line for hours "silly" is CRAZY. For someone who is such a publicity whore, I found that comment to be very offensive to actual fans of the show who purchased the book.

Misty Dawn said...

Kate calling her so called fans "silly" is just her way of saying it ain't no big thing. She thinks she is sooooooo beyond her fans now that it really irks her that she has to sit there and sign her name to the books that are making her richer. GREED at its best... another example of why this world (and economy) suck! :(

Addison said...

Wow... poor Beth. She didn't know what she was getting into when she decided to befriend Kate Gosselin and help take care of her kids. I guess in the end, no good deed goes unpunished.

Kate doesn't deserve a friend like Beth anyway. I hope Beth realizes this.

michelle said...

I just want to say that Beth Carson is a beautiful Christian woman both on the inside and outside. She is a great artist with her painting. A very creative person.

I wish she was my friend. I hope Kate realizes just how lucky she is if they are still friends. If not, Kate sure lost a very good friend in Beth, that many people would love to have her friendship.

Why does Kate not mention Beth's huge part in the writing of this book. I just do not understand that at all.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Beth is real. There is nothing phony about her. She is just the opposite of Kate. I'm happy to see that Beth has come out and let her true colors be seen. I like Beth, and always have.

I think that it is kinda strange that Kate is doing book signings now. The book "Multiple Blessings" sales are down. Was a book signing, the idea of Kate's PR team to boost sales? This could be more damage control for Kate.

Veronica said...

WENDY said...
Kate chewed up Beth and spit her out. I have no doubt something minor (or a truth) ended this friendship. No, I don't believe they are still friends.
________________

You don't have any proof that any friendship between these women ended, so how can you even say this?

Both Beth and Kate are probably laughing all the way to the bank and laughing over these absurd insinuations that their friendship is over.

Judy said...

Travis~ I thought about when Kate called the fans "silly". I actually think she misunderstood the question.
Did you notice the look on her face? I think when the interviewer used the word "fandom", Kate misunderstood and was possibly thinking they were asking her about the negative viewers? Just a thought based on her reaction.

AUNTY K.K. said...

I just watched the interview on 'woodtv".
There's just something about her that rubs me the 'wrong way"!
AND to say that people that watch the show are "silly"...to say that about your 'quote--fans"? wow! they support the $$$$ for all your 'gifts'

She basically stated she wrote the book...You know what KATE...God will judge you for ALL YOUR LIES!!
NO mention of Beth at ALL!!!

Bottom line...this book was written way before the SHOW...once the show started, they CHANGED...how come so MANY people DON"T see that?
Of course the book, makes them , quote: happy, sad...its WRITTEN by BETH...She added the 'scriptures', she's the one who "Edited" it,,,,,

Kate did 'goof' a bit...she stated, ..."it took "US" 21/2 years to finish"...Who is The "OTHER PERSON"...I just WISH one reporter would 'confront' her when she "goofs" like this!!!
THIS WOMEN has no business having such gorgeous, healthy, children.

May GOD protect those 8!!

bethknows said...

My money is that Beth either got a flat fee for the book, is getting 7-15% royalties and an advance, or she is getting a bumped up residual rate in exchange for her not being on tour.

Judy said...

Is it just me or did the subtitle to the article change? It now states:

"Beth Carson of Leesport co-writes a memoir titled "Mutiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" about the events surrounding the births of the Gosselin family's sextuplets."

I don't remember it having this extra blip in the original story. Also if you look at the top it says it was updated at 8:16am this morning. Could someone have contacted this reporter and told them to list Beth as a "co author" instead of a sole author?

2badsosad said...

I find it extremely odd that in all the tv appearances, interviews and promotions for their book, J& K, particularly Kate, give zero credit to Beth, not only as a person who served a primary role in the writing of the book, but as a person of support and a source of guidance in the creation of the book. Even if there are legal,monetary and marketing issues that perhaps interfere with J & K acknowledging Beth's contribution to the writing of the book, IMO it would only seem reasonable to, at minimum, to publicly acknowledge Beth as the person who played a 'special' role in the creation of their book.

konspiracytheory said...

Wow, is that video uncomfortable to watch - she was obviously completely caught off guard at one point. How could she not be prepared for such a basic 'softball' question as, "was the book hard to write"? She's either too lazy, unintelligent, or arrogant to come prepared to cover her lies.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Veronica,

Come on, common sense tells you that if Kate and Beth were still on good terms, that we would know about it. We would either see her still on the show helping with kids or, Kate would talk about her, or Beth and Kate would be doing a book tour (book signing) together. Whatever has happened between, them has happened. I doubt very much that Kate and Beth are laughing all the way to the bank "together."

pinkdiamond611 said...

Am I the only one who thinks that once Kate saw Beth's lifestyle, that is what she wanted and she wasn't going to let anything stop her? Kate had to go to Beth's house for 4th of July, her backyard wasn't good enough, Kate had to go to Beth's house in order to get the portraits taken, her backyard wasn't good enough. Beth probably introduced Kate to the concept of mani/pedi and coach bags. But I agree that Beth has always presented herself as a class act and the love she showered on the children, genuine.

TeeVeeEscapist said...

I agree that Beth did all the writing, and am glad she is listed as the author on the book and got credited in that Reading Eagle article.

I also think that the way the book tour is being conducted, with Kate only (and I guess sometimes with Jon?) isn't all that odd. Remember when that Sudanese model Alek Wek had her biography published a year or so ago? She was on the morning news shows and stuff like that--even though it was a New York Times writer that actually wrote the book. That writer wasn't on tour with her, at least I don't think so...

I think Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie also "wrote" books (I think novels or official bios). They were the ones that promoted it, even though everyone acknowledged that someone else did the actual writing!

Carla said...

grammy of 4 said...
And with that telling statement, we finally have the true truth.


Only in a discussion of the Gosselins would one have to come up with a phrase like true truth. LOL Love that.

copyright attorney said...

I am in no way a fan of the Gosselins, or their show. In fact, I find them appalling. However, as a copyright lawyer who has done a fair number of book deals, I wanted to point out a few things.

First, it is very common, especially with "celebrities," i.e., personalities who are non-professional authors, for books to be ghost authored. That is, somebody else will write the book, the receive a flat fee (or a royalty percentage), their name will not appear anywhere, and the celebrity is listed as the author and appears as such. The ghost author is completely that: a ghost. Thus, the situation with Beth is not unusual. In fact, she is given more credit than most "ghost authors." Not saying it's right, I'm just letting you all know it is common practice.

Secondly, if you look in the front of the book (and all books) you will see who holds the copyright to the work. The copyright holder here is listed as Kate & Beth (no Jon). Now, by default, in the absence of an agreement to the contrary, royalties between joint copyright holders would be split 50/50. They might have another arrangement between them, however. If not, the royalties would be split evenly.

I have no experience with christian publishers, so I do not know what kind of deal is in place here. However, typically in a book deal an author/authors will get an advance against royalties, and then royalties somewhere in the range of 10-20 percent of the wholesale price of the book. Sometimes promotional/marketing expenses are deducted. Please know that this can vary greatly, so this is a vast generalization.

Also, generally, a publisher will pay for a book tour as a way to promote the book. I am not surprised that Beth is not included, because the publisher probably thinks that Kate would be the draw, and so that is where they want to spend their marketing dollars. Not saying this is nice, or right or whatever, but that is how the business works. There is also the possibility (again, I have only worked with major publishers, not this type of religious specialty book publisher) that the publisher is not paying for a book tour, but Kate (or someone on her behalf) is paying for the cost of the tour, or to extend it (sometimes publishers only pay for a minimal number of appearances), which would explain why she would go alone.

Anyhow, please don't shoot the messenger here! I am just trying to shed a little light on what I know about the publishing world, as you all seem curious.

Hope this helps. :)

SmartyQ said...

iheartmyhubby said... So Jon did not really do anything with regards to the book? Other than helping Kate with fertilization and "living it", I haven't heard what he did to contribute to it. He didn't even contribute during these hotel stays, according to Beth. Any yet his name is listed as a co-author? Does he know what an author is? What a mooch. Just be honest, Jon, and give credit where credit is due...not with you.

Prince Ka-Ching's name was added later. When 'The Book' was first offered for advance sale on Amazon, Queen Freebie Irene and Beth Carson were listed as the authors. Qhen Zonderwhatever added PK-C's name, no one thought to change the dedication, which includes his name. Or perhaps we are to believe PK-C dedicated 'his' book to himself?
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It was proof positive that QFI can't write when she stated that writing 'The Book' was easy. Any good writer knows that good writing is hard. One agonizes over a word or a phrase to convey a mood or meaning. I doubt QFI could decently handle 'See Jon run. Run, Jon, run.'

copyright attorney said...

Oh, I forgot to add something.

Often times, in ghost written situations, the "personalities" will give interviews to the ghost author, and then the ghost author will write the book based on those interviews. My guess is that this, or something comparable, is Jon's contribution (or how the publisher justified crediting him) and why he is listed as co-author.

Again, I in no way support these idiots (Kate & Jon) or condone what they do/have done. However, in the scheme of all of the tasteless and unconscionable things these grifters have perpetrated, I would say that not crediting Beth does not rank up there, as again, ghost authoring is the rule, not the exception with "celebrity" books. It may not seem like the right thing to do, but it is how the industry works.

For what it's worth...

Tammy H. said...

I think we all knew this from the beginning. Kate wants all the recognition from the book. She can't stand for anyone to get in "her" spotlight...like I said on another blog...there are so many Kate followers, just like Jim Jones...keep drinking the Juicy Juice and see what happens to ya! This book was just another way for Kate to get her name out into America and hopefully get a pat on the back and someone to tell her "what a great job you are doing, I don't know how you do it all alone!" Which we all know is rubbish! For God's sake and the sanity of your children KATE AND JOHN...stop riding your kids coattails and get jobs, throw the camera's out and be a FAMILY (do you know what that means?)BTW, the book (in the beginning) was written by Kate and Beth..then it changed to Kate, Beth and Jon...and if you don't know why, well, it's because now KON get 2/3 of the profits and Beth gets 1/3. I really don't see how Kate sleeps at night, she has ran off her family, friends and anyone who truly cared about those kids..all over the MIGHTY DOLLAR!

stephanie said...

It seems to me that Beth is no longer needed.Has it not been said that Kate gets rid of people when they are no longer any use to her? I certainly don't need to list all the great friends and family who have disappeared. So Sad!

AmandaT said...

Copyright Attorney-
thank you for the information. However, you speak specifically to ghost writers. The appearance of Beth on the copyright and book cover, as well as her admittance of authoring the book would preclude her from being classified as a ghost writer.
Her status is as a co-author. The co-author who completely wrote the book for which Katie Irene is taking credit.
It's not a Paris Hilton situation at all, even if it does involve a vapid blonde famous for doing nothing.

wramblinwreck said...

"The appearance of Beth on the copyright and book cover, as well as her admittance of authoring the book would preclude her from being classified as a ghost writer.
Her status is as a co-author."

I agree, Beth's contribution to this book really isn't equivalent to that of a ghostwriter, but a co-author since ghostwriters are professionals who are hired to do the work for the celebrity. As Beth describes in the Reading Eagle article, she had never written a book and had no formal training in the field. The article also says she's listed as co-author on the book.

Protect8 said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
"Am I the only one who thinks that once Kate saw Beth's lifestyle, that is what she wanted and she wasn't going to let anything stop her? Kate had to go to Beth's house for 4th of July, her backyard wasn't good enough, Kate had to go to Beth's house in order to get the portraits taken, her backyard wasn't good enough."

No! You are not the only one! I absolutely 100% agree with you after just seeing the photo shoot at Beth's house and hearing Kate and Jon's repeated comment, "They love us." I know someone who has made a career out of latching on to wealthier people and using their homes for her kids' b'day parties - even her daughter's wedding! I believe that Kate set her eye on the prize when she met Beth and the Gosselin's new house even reminds me of the Carson's house with the surrounding countryside and swimming pool.

If Beth and Kate were still friends I believe they would be on tour together, enjoying the hotels, spa treatments and basically just having fun together. If Beth and Kate were truly good friend and as Jon and Kate say, "They love us and we love them," Kate would mention Kate's name when she talks about the book. There is absolutely no reason other than a break between the two of them that would prevent Kate Gosselin from mentioning Beth Carson while talking about the book.

I think the interview with Beth Carson says it all through what she doesn't say.

In the television interview in Michigan Kate's attitude was shockingly bad and her comments about silly fans being ridiculous and "not knowing" why she was in a city with cold weather was unbelievable.

But the proof in the pudding as to whether or not Kate authored the book was when she said the "writing part" was easy. Nope - you will never hear a person say writing a book is easy unless it is a really bad book. I don't know - I have not and will not read the Gosselin/Carson book but it sounds like it's not going to win any literary awards.

Honestly - when I read that there were over 750 people waiting in line for Kate to sign a book I was bowled over. While I will continue writing letters of concern to sponsors I'm afraid that this is an out of control train that is going to go full steam ahead and not stop until all 8 Gosselin children are damaged beyond repair.

goredsox said...

Honestly - when I read that there were over 750 people waiting in line for Kate to sign a book I was bowled over. While I will continue writing letters of concern to sponsors I'm afraid that this is an out of control train that is going to go full steam ahead and not stop until all 8 Gosselin children are damaged beyond repair.
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protect8:

It is frustrating beyond belief that there are so very many who are blind to KON's games.

Take a look at the parentdish link that I posted earlier in the Free Discussion thread. The amount of praise that is heaped onto KON is unbelievable. Mine was only one of a handful that had anything negative to say, which is odd because usually the non-sheeple get right to business with setting the record straight.

I feel so sorry for those kids, I really do.

music_girl said...

Judy said...

Is it just me or did the subtitle to the article change? It now states:

"Beth Carson of Leesport co-writes a memoir titled "Mutiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" about the events surrounding the births of the Gosselin family's sextuplets."

I don't remember it having this extra blip in the original story. Also if you look at the top it says it was updated at 8:16am this morning. Could someone have contacted this reporter and told them to list Beth as a "co author" instead of a sole author?

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Yes, someone could've done that. But also, it's possible that people from the website made the "mistake" by themselves, and changed it after they realized it... after all, technically, Beth really is just a co-writer..

It's over Kon said...

I wonder what Beth thinks of Jon claiming to have written part of the book, too. What a joke! He had no part of it. And this is no ghost writing situation with Beth's name right on the front cover!

Katie-bugandBray-Bray'sMommy said...

GO Beth !!!!!!!!!! We knew you wrote it!

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I read where Kate was asked at the book signing if she still lived in PA. She declined to answer that question. Same old Kate, refusing to answer questions.

Jennifer said...

"They lived it and I wrote it."

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Ha! Kate's going to blow the porcupine quills right off of the back of her head when she reads that one!

Go Beth!!

Protect8 said...

Well - I feel a little less bowled over after watching The Soup tonight. Joel McHale does a wonderful bit on Jon and Kate. Maybe those of us who are concerned aren't in the minority after all. Definitely worth watching.

Stacey said...

3rd Rock From The Sun said...
I read where Kate was asked at the book signing if she still lived in PA. She declined to answer that question. Same old Kate, refusing to answer questions.

12/12/2008 7:28 PM
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maybe she's saving that for a future episode. You know, the one that features the new house.

Ben's Mom said...

Protect8 said...
Well - I feel a little less bowled over after watching The Soup tonight. Joel McHale does a wonderful bit on Jon and Kate. Maybe those of us who are concerned aren't in the minority after all. Definitely worth watching.

12/12/2008 8:42 PM
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That show jumped the shark ten years ago! Hardly worth watching.

Kellie said...

I wonder what Beth is thinking right now?

ThreeFarmers said...

Ok, this is a seriously cynical comment and I must preface it by saying that I like Beth and am grateful that she doesn't trash talk.

I think part of her timing for speaking out now has to do with the fact that book sales are starting to slide and that just the right amount of publicity at just the right time could be profitable. People were dying to hear from Beth and for her to admit that the words in that book are hers will draw both fans and critics of the Gosselins.

I don't blame her for speaking out, but I think the timing of it is definitely a bit of shrewd marketing. After all, sales of that book line her pockets along with the Gosselins.

Judy said...

3F~ You could be right. I just wonder if Kate was aware that Beth would make such a statement?
Also, if Beth truly wrote all the words, then why is Kate listed as an "author"?
Is Beth now trying to let the public know that she in fact did write the words?
One more thing: I read on another blog (and this was rumor so take it for what it's worth) that Beth was working on a blog or book (can't remember which) that would set the record straight. It was supposed to come out this month.
Does anyone know anything about this?

Allison Parker said...

SmartyQ said...
It was proof positive that QFI can't write when she stated that writing 'The Book' was easy. Any good writer knows that good writing is hard. One agonizes over a word or a phrase to convey a mood or meaning. I doubt QFI could decently handle 'See Jon run. Run, Jon, run.'
12/12/2008 2:04 PM

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Kate would probably write, "Um, see Jon run. Run, um, Jon, run". Kate said "um" 20 times in the Q&A portion.

Kate: "Hard...in what way? (Like the answer of a student who submitted an assignment she did not do herself, utterly clueless! She did say "we" but not once did she mention Beth's name)"


What I did not like the most was her answer to the last question:

Reporter: "Um, my final question is just how long do you, how long do you think the series can go? do you think we can see all the way through graduation, if not beyond?"

Kate: "There's one lesson I've learned, is that I cannot predict the future."

She cannot predict the future? What if it was one of the kids who asked her that, until when are they going to be filmed? Until when is Mady humiliated on TV? Didn't she say that if just one person (other than her and Jon) earns money off the kids, the show is done, that's how easy it is for her to stop all of these?
She obviously wants the show to continue forever and ever because of all the money they're getting. She doesn't care how it would affect her kids. Someone should really step up and help the kids!

ThreeFarmers said...

You could be right. I just wonder if Kate was aware that Beth would make such a statement?
Also, if Beth truly wrote all the words, then why is Kate listed as an "author"?
Is Beth now trying to let the public know that she in fact did write the words?


As far as why Kate is listed as an author if Beth wrote it, it's because it is Kate's and Jon's story and without them, Beth would have had nothing to write as she didn't arrive on the scene until after the tups.

There's nothing shady about having all three listed as authors. What is unusual is that, other than a quick question on GMA, this is the first time that Beth has gotten any media.

For those who don't believe in any rift between Beth and the Gosselins, I think the fact that they aren't doing press events together speaks volumes. Any publisher would want someone like Beth along simply because she has a fan base and is so likable.

There has to be a reason why Beth isn't promoting more because that book makes her money, too. The only logical reason is that Kate has distanced the family from Beth.

Janine said...

I also heard the comment from someone who was at the book signing and asked where they lived and Kate said, "We don't say." But in the the WoodTv video she clearly says that she lives in PA. So, in my mind, obviously they haven't moved to NC YET.

MsPeabody said...

TeeVeeEscapist said...
I agree that Beth did all the writing, and am glad she is listed as the author on the book and got credited in that Reading Eagle article.

I also think that the way the book tour is being conducted, with Kate only (and I guess sometimes with Jon?) isn't all that odd. Remember when that Sudanese model Alek Wek had her biography published a year or so ago? She was on the morning news shows and stuff like that--even though it was a New York Times writer that actually wrote the book. That writer wasn't on tour with her, at least I don't think so...

I think Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie also "wrote" books (I think novels or official bios). They were the ones that promoted it, even though everyone acknowledged that someone else did the actual writing!


This may be true but then I have to ask why Kate or Jon have neglected to mention Beth as Co-writing the book when asked. Kon haven't even acknowledged Beth at all.

Carp said...

I just have to ask, why is it that Beth is referred to as a "class act", "gracious and kind", etc. because she hasn't trash talked Kate or spoke or the relationship or lack of? And yet Kate hasn't said anything either but she is called all sorts of names and accused of hiding something?

Why the double standard?

Tigerfan said...

IMO, the timing of Beth's statement is in 'retaliation' for lack of a better word, to the publisher claiming that there would be no book signing/tour involved with J & K's (Beth's) book. Then there are reports that Kate is in fact, appearing at various book stores nationwide promoting and signing the book. Beth's statement, IMO is her own way of 'promoting' and acknowledging credit for HER contributions to the book.

ashley said...

Perhaps Beth removed her self from Kate.

Veronica said...

3F said...
The only logical reason is that Kate has distanced the family from Beth.

12/12/2008 11:26 PM
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No, that's not the only logical reason. Perhaps Beth didn't want to go on a promo tour; perhaps she has obligations at home or perhaps she TOLD Kate to go on the tour alone. We don't know and it's not our business to know nor is it to surmise any "logical" reasons between the two.

Marilee said...

I just have to ask, why is it that Beth is referred to as a "class act", "gracious and kind", etc. because she hasn't trash talked Kate or spoke or the relationship or lack of? And yet Kate hasn't said anything either but she is called all sorts of names and accused of hiding something?

Why the double standard?


There is no double standard. Double standards only apply when you are comparing two equal situations.

Kate has absolutely no reason or grounds for trash talking Beth... Beth has been nothing but a generous and self-sacrificing friend.

Beth on the other hand -- given the way she was used and then discarded by Kate, has PLENTY of reason and grounds for trash talking Kate... but has not.

Marilee said...

he seems smart enough to know to leave family/friendship problems (if any) in the private realm and not on the internet like some did.

Not always. When family/friendship problems occur in the life of someone who is perpetrating fraud upon the public (as KON are doing), it is not only a very good idea to go public with those problems but it can be an obligation.

Churches and other venues who "hire" KON to appear under the guise of Christians who need charity when KON are neither Christian nor do they need charity should be told the truth about what is going on behind the scenes.

lifeoriley said...

I have to agree that while it is speculation, something or someone caused a rift in the relationship between Kate and Beth. I realize that many "celebrities" have ghost writers writing their bios--but these are usually paid professionals--not a very good friend with whom Kate herself has stated has helped her greatly (in the past). Otherwise, I can't imagine why she would not elaborate in book signings about the help and support Beth has given her in writing the book. Also Jon as co-author is just a joke, IMO. Answering a few questions or giving an interview does not qualify as authoring. "Living" the story is NOT the same as writing it, IMO. If that were so, then every time a writer or reporter writes about actual events, the participants should have to be listed as co-authors.

wramblinwreck said...

"Perhaps Beth didn't want to go on a promo tour; perhaps she has obligations at home or perhaps she TOLD Kate to go on the tour alone. We don't know and it's not our business to know nor is it to surmise any "logical" reasons between the two."

I disagree that "it's not our business." The Gosselins are promoting this book, making public appearances, including book signings, without mentioning the co-author. It's not like Beth's relationship with them was impersonal, as a hired professional who simply performed the job she was paid to do. She and her family had a close personal relationship with the Gosselins, Beth spent time helping with the tups as babies, traveled with them on the show, appeared on the show, kept the Gosselins kids at her home. Kate stated on camera, "they love us." According to the article they spent long hours discussing and preparing the manuscript for the book. It wouldn't be unusual if Beth is unable to travel to promote the book due to other commitments, but it is unusual that there is absolutely no mention of her as a co-author.

BAC said...

Many months ago there were questions about why Beth was not on the show anymore. Someone answered by saying that from what they knew it was the same reason Jodie was not on. That Figure 8 wanted to start paying Beth for being on the show and KON said no one is going to make money off our kids but us. So Beth's husband Bob said, then you can't film at our house anymore. I think that is where the rift between them started. As you have noticed she is not only not at the book signings but she has not been on the show for a long time.

ThreeFarmers said...


No, that's not the only logical reason. Perhaps Beth didn't want to go on a promo tour; perhaps she has obligations at home or perhaps she TOLD Kate to go on the tour alone. We don't know and it's not our business to know nor is it to surmise any "logical" reasons between the two.


Why would anyone put all that time and effort to writing a book then choose not to promote it?

It is illogical to work so hard for something then not want it to do well. It doesn't make sense for Beth to not make an appearance at, or even be mentioned during, at least some of the media events unless there has been some sort of falling out.

If family illness or some other reason is keeping Beth out of any media coverage, then she would at least be mentioned, but she isn't.

ThreeFarmers said...

Beth is in no way a ghost writer. She was named from the beginning and appeared on several episodes of the show. We know her name. We knew her name before the book ever hit the shelves. She is no ghost writer. Ghost writers are paid to be anonymous (for the most part) and to have the writing credit given to someone else.

I have lost track of how many times Kate has referred to herself as having written the book. That is why she is getting the backlash. Kate doesn't need Beth or anyone to trash talk about her since she give the public plenty of material on her own.

Judy said...

One more thing...If Beth hadn't been such a big part of the show from the beginning, then I don't think there would be so much fuss about why she's not mentioned on or in the book tour.
Beth was Kate's best friend. She went on multiple trips with them. She babysat her children often and overnight!
She is now gone. She has not been mentioned once. It's as if she had never existed.
It is logical to make the assumption that there is something fishy going on.
You'd have to put on blinders to think that Kate and Beth are still BFF!

UniStudent said...

Carp said...
I just have to ask, why is it that Beth is referred to as a "class act", "gracious and kind", etc. because she hasn't trash talked Kate or spoke or the relationship or lack of? And yet Kate hasn't said anything either but she is called all sorts of names and accused of hiding something?

Why the double standard?

The difference is that Kate has been out promoting the book, without giving any mention to Beths efforts. The fact that she has not once mentioned all the work Beth put into the book is ridiculous. If my friend helped me write a book, or as Beth says, wrote the entire book, I would want the world to know about how wonderful she is. Likewise, if I wrote a book for my friend, I would be outraged if they took all the credit.
This is the reason why everyone is saying Beth has class. Because Kate is taking advantage of Beth's work, and Beth graciously set the record straight.

Breanna said...

"You'd have to put on blinders to think that Kate and Beth are still BFF!"

Or have on a pair of sheeple ears

heather said...

It's very naive to assume that because Beth authored the book she has to be on the book tour. Do you really think every book written by a celebrity about their life is actually written by them...that's just not how authoring a non-fiction book works.

Moons in Leo said...

1) Beth is listed on the cover of the book as an author. She is clearly not a ghostwriter.

2) She says she knocked on Kate's door to help. That's how they came to know each other.

3) Beth's disappearance on the show is evidence enough that there is "Trouble in Paradise."

4) No matter who dissolved the friendship, it's pretty clear that it is over and done with. I'd like to think Beth had the sense to get the lying, thieving Kate and Jon out of her life.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I just watched Kate's interview at the book signing, and I can't believe that she still saying "um" every two seconds. Why hasn't her PR team taught her how to talk right? You have know that, if that was Jon saying "um" all the time, she would correct him.

nosheeple said...

It's very naive to assume that because Beth authored the book she has to be on the book tour. Do you really think every book written by a celebrity about their life is actually written by them...that's just not how authoring a non-fiction book works.

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No, it's very naive to think that:

1. KON are celebrities. This is a book about a family who took fertility treatments, not a movie star having a bio done

2. Someone would not mention their supposed BEST FRIEND--we are not talking about just some author they called in here--wrote the book with them!

3. That you don't get that "authoring a non-fiction book" would normally entail KON simply writing it themselves or even calling in a ghost writer if they are not going to give credit to the real author.

ThreeFarmers said...

It's very naive to assume that because Beth authored the book she has to be on the book tour. Do you really think every book written by a celebrity about their life is actually written by them...that's just not how authoring a non-fiction book works.

No one ever said that Beth HAS to be on the book tour. It doesn't make sense that since she was on several episodes of the show and is well known to the fan base that she wasn't included or mentioned (except very briefly at GMA, by the host) during ANY of the network appearances.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

ThreeFarmers,

Right you are. No one did say that Beth had to be on the book tour. But by Kate no mentioning Beth as the co-author, made it VERY obvious that they were not best-friends anymore. The reason for that is because when Beth was on the show, Kate used to always talk about what good friends they were. Now Kate doesn't even mention Beth's name AT ALL. Of all the show's that Kate went on, she didn't bring up Beth's name once. On GMA, Beth's name was brought up, but it wasn't from Kate's mouth, it was the TV host.

For anyone to think that Kate and Beth are still best-friends, is ludicrous.

debi said...

I have to agree with Veronica. Assumptions are made that Beth and Kate are no longer friends, yet there's no proof that they aren't. I also have to ask why so many people thing Beth is all this and that. Is that just based on seeing her on t.v.? And wouldn't you too be on your best behavior if you were on camera? She too might be a total goof in real life.

When I said family should write a book, I was referring to Jodi and Kevin. It was blogged on another site by Jodi's sister that they (Jodi and Kevin) had a falling out.

You can't assume someone (Beth) is a good Christian just from seeing them for a few minutes of an episode. To do so would be ludicrous.

debi said...

Also...maybe Beth wasn't saying anything negative about KON not because she's a good Christian, but maybe because they're still friends. This is a possibility.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I'm sure IF Beth and Kate were still friends, some how Kate would mention Beth's name. But she doesn't. You can talk till your blue in the face, but I can guarantee you that the friendship is OVER.

debi said...

Who knows what's going on with them. I'm just saying so many people say what a class act Beth is just by the few minutes per episode she was on.

Until or unless one of the involved parties speaks out, how do we know that it was even KON that dumped the friendship? Far fetched I know, but who's to say that maybe Beth started making her own demands?

We can all sit here and make assumptions...me included, but to keep saying that Beth is the good guy and KON is the bad guys is kind of wrong. Truth is that no one really knows what happened.

Auntie said...

And wouldn't you too be on your best behavior if you were on camera? She too might be a total goof in real life.
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I sincerely hope that KON is not on their best behavior then, because this is just awful! Could you imagine if it gets worse? : O
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You can't assume someone (Beth) is a good Christian just from seeing them for a few minutes of an episode. To do so would be ludicrous.
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You aren't a fan of KON then, are you? Would it be fair to say you can't say that are nice people or good Christians from watching them on tv? From what they showed of Beth though, she did seem pretty nice to me. I saw her for more than a few minutes on tv. Maybe you have not watched many episodes?

goredsox said...

Ok, that's fine and dandy, but if she too were one of the authors, why isn't she on the book tour?


I also have to ask why so many people thing Beth is all this and that. Is that just based on seeing her on t.v.? And wouldn't you too be on your best behavior if you were on camera?

We can all sit here and make assumptions...me included, but to keep saying that Beth is the good guy and KON is the bad guys is kind of wrong. Truth is that no one really knows what happened.


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There are many of us ( myself included ) that think Beth is great because of what we saw on TV. Do you know how she met Kate? She volunteered her time to help feed the tups when they were newborns. That alone shows that she is a giving person. Also, in many, not just a few, episodes, we all saw nothing but kind and gracious behavior from her, as well as Aunti Jodi and Uncle Kevin.

So, yes, we are assuming that Beth is a classy person, she has given us no reason to assume otherwise, unlike Kate, who consistently shows what a greedy, selfish, mean-spirited person she is(and if this is Kate's best behavior for the cameras, God help that family).

Not sure why you are so reluctant to give Beth the benefit of the doubt ?

Dew said...

If Kon wanted to be classy, they would give Beth credit where credit is due, regardless of Beth's reasons for not being on the book tour. Otherwise, they're going to have to acccept that to the vast majority of us, it's going to look like they are giving the finger to the person who gave so much of her time and heart to them, obviously for free. We all saw genuine love for those children from Beth, and the children loved her in return. Are we supposed to believe the children were just pretending to adore Beth and her kids? I don't think so. It was even implied Kate was going to leave the chlidren to her if anything happened to them. I don't know how you explain to four-year-olds someone they loved and respected and admired is no longer in their lives, other than they passed away or moved. How tragic and incredibly confusing for young children. These children are going to grow up learning they shouldn't invest in anyone because no one can be counted on.

So that's why I agree Beth has class and Kon just doesn't.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Beth is a class act because never once have you heard a negative word come from her lips, even though I am sure she would be given the opportunity if she chose to. She could have said "that biotch is not giving me credit for writing the book". Otoh, never once does Kate mention that Beth wrote the book or even co-wrote the book. She even stated publicly that Jon wrote the book. To not give credit where credit is due, is not a class act. I ask anyone who still believe that Kate and Beth are Bffs. Is that anyway to treat a friend, pretend that they don't exist?

ashley said...

debi, I really dont think Beth is the bad guy. We all have seen Kate and the way she uses people, its pretty obvious that unless somebody can do something for her she ditches them. Im just hoping Beth realized this and ditched Kate, because IMO it would be hard to be around somebody so demanding and rude.

ashley said...

debi,

If they were still friends why was Beth not at the Hawaii vow renewal ceremony....... Its not because KON couldnt afford to fly her out there, they could but even if for some reason they couldnt, Beth has money. Kate claimed Beth was her best friend, I would want my best friend at a vow renewal. I dont think they are friends, to me its seems pretty obvious that they are not.

Jodi said...

It is clear that they are not friends anymore but something occurred to me. At some point it is possible they will make up and Beth will appear. Then everyone will say, "See? They have been bff all along!" It obviously will not be true, but still. Look at how Carla disappeared and then reappeared JUST to help at a yard sale and not even to speak. There were people saying, "Oh they are still friends". What a joke.

Lonnyswife said...

I think for me, what it boils down to is this:
Kate has been asked directly about Beth (GMA I think?) as well as indirectly about how hard it was to write the book (this latest book signing video). There may be others that I haven't seen.
She has side stepped the question BOTH times.
No one can convince me that there was something in the contract that said Kate was NOT to mention Beth's name, or else her name never would have been on the front cover.
Kate made the decision to NOT mention Beth.
There is derision there, but to what extent, I can't even guess.
Do the ladies still get together for spa days? I doubt it.
Are family photos taken at Beth and Bob's? It would appear that wasn't the case this year.
Is anything that occurred between the two families and was shown on air early on still taking place?
Obviously there is room for speculation on that point.
I would just like to say, for myself, I find the fact that Kate has "uuumed" her way through several interviews accompanied at times by the THIRD co-author of the book, and never ONCE mentioned Beth, rather telling in itself.
If I wrote a book with my buddy and was holed up in a hotel room for several weekends I would be happy as a clam to announce to the world how it all really went down!
my 2 cents-

Disney said...

No, that's not the only logical reason. Perhaps Beth didn't want to go on a promo tour; perhaps she has obligations at home or perhaps she TOLD Kate to go on the tour alone. We don't know and it's not our business to know nor is it to surmise any "logical" reasons between the two
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IMO Beth wrote the book working with Kate (as Beth sttaed in her interview). After the book was finished and there was some kind of falling out between the two. Now Beth had a dilemma, does she promote the book w/Kate or remain silent and not do a tour. It seems Beth choose the latter option. For Beth her dream was to write a book and other than her close friends and family, others may never know how hard she worked to write it. In her own words "they lived it, I wrote it". To me this statement shows how classy, under difficult circumstances, Beth truly is.

Get a Clue said...

I think someone else has also said it, but Carla wasn't wrangling the kids, cleaning Kate's cupboards, etc out of the goodness of her heart. She was being paid for it and her paid position continues today. Either Kate has really known her and wanted to give her the work or that was Kate's cover story instead of just saying I can't handle it all and TLC hired someone to help me. Remember Kate used to say they do blah blah blah "because the love us?" So how could she admit that Carla did it because someone paid her?

The house of cards fell apart when the only ones left were the paid ones and so now they just don't talk about it.

Tigerfan said...

ashley said...
debi,

If they were still friends why was Beth not at the Hawaii vow renewal ceremony....... Its not because KON couldnt afford to fly her out there, they could but even if for some reason they couldnt, Beth has money. Kate claimed Beth was her best friend, I would want my best friend at a vow renewal. I dont think they are friends, to me its seems pretty obvious that they are not.

12/14/2008 7:59 AM

I agree. I recently read an article where the interviewer made a comment regarding wanna be 'celebritites' staging events for publicity purposes, (paraphrase) 'if you want an audience, have a camera and film crew present. There is always someone looking for a free meal and drinks'. IMO, the J & K vow renewal was nothing more than a 'staged' attempt on the part of TLC to boost their ratings. The absence of 'those that truly love us' at the event vs the happen chance 'seat fillers' was quite telling, and rather indicative to the above comment.

funkycatt said...

"Ultimately, Carson decided not to let her lack of formal training as a writer get in the way of one of her goals, and the next day she shared her thoughts with Kate."

Never let not knowing how to do something stand in the way of doing it.

Its great that she is also an accomplished artist. You don't even see that on the show. No free advertising for Beth's artwork from Jon and Kate.

funkycatt said...

I had no idea Kate was in my neck of the woods. I'm tempted to drive up to Grand Rapids and check the situation out. Of course, I don't have the time or the money, but I'd like the see the hair and free Gymboree in person.

Jodie said...

I love Beth and like many of you, think she has been nothing but a positive influence on the kids. But, did you ever think that Kate's friendship with Beth might have been the catalyst for the first round of cuts from their families? Not that it was Beth's fault by any means, but I have seen people "move on up" to rich friends and forget where they come from way too many times. Maybe Kate latched onto her and turned her nose up toward her parents and some siblings, except wealthy Jodi and Kevin, of course. She was too good for used, non-matching clothes and furniture with her fancy friend writing a book for her!!!

4girlsoneboy said...

"And wouldn't you too be on your best behavior if you were on camera? She too might be a total goof in real life."


Do you think Kate is on her best behavior when she is on camera? If so, then I would hate to see her off-camera behavior.

highondegrassi said...

"Maybe Kate latched onto her and turned her nose up toward her parents and some siblings, except wealthy Jodi and Kevin, of course."

JODIE, what makes you think Kevin and Jodi are wealthy? I have a nicer house and cars than they do and I'm not even close to wealthy. Their house was around the corner from Jon & Kate, so it's in the $250K range. That's only middle class.

computergeek said...

Could someone please tell me why everyone is in love with Beth? I'm sure she's a nice person, but we really didn't see that much of her.

I don't think it's all that strange that she isn't on the book tour. If someone helped Angelina Jolie write a book about her life, I would expect Angie to be the one on the book tour, not the ghostwriter.

bradleymom said...

debi said...
I have to agree with Veronica. Assumptions are made that Beth and Kate are no longer friends, yet there's no proof that they aren't. I also have to ask why so many people thing Beth is all this and that. Is that just based on seeing her on t.v.? And wouldn't you too be on your best behavior if you were on camera? She too might be a total goof in real life.

I love this one! Assuming someone would be on their best behavior on camera! That is what I would think - but then how do you explain how Kate behaves? If what we see is her best behavior I am actually frightened. So according to your theory she is reigning it in. I can't imagine how much lower it could go.

Amanda said...

I LOVELOVE her paintings...beth needs a website if she doesn't have one already.. BEAUTIFUL!!

santa baby said...

a theory that has been thrown out there, regarding Beth's disapearance is that Jon royally screwed up when he was working for Bob. Who knows if that's true or not but I wouldn't bee too surprised