Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all and may 2010 be a good year for us all.

What are your wishes for the ten Gosselins in 2010?

Yes, Call Me a Hater from Nova

Yes, call me a hater.

I hate reports that Kate (possibly Jon, too) sought attention for having twins, cue reports (and pictures) of Kate pushing a stroller carrying the twins, along with a sign that read "The Gosselin Twins".

I hate that it is quite possible that J&K became parents of sextuplets through devious means, and that at the time they showed no ability to care for so many children.

I hate the reports that Jon told colleagues that since he and Kate were having sextuplets, that he "would never have to work again", while searching the internet for sponsers and freebies.

I hate the reports that Kate spent much of her time while pregnant with the sextuplets also searching for sponsers and freebies.

I hate that J&K shopped around a video tape of their infants looking for a TV show.

I hate that TLC signed on to this and gleefully kept it going long after it should have been obvious that what they were doing was detrimental to the children involved.

I hate all the lies they told to the public and churches to keep the freebies coming in.

I hate that the friends and relatives that were concerned about what was happening were blocked from the lives of both the parents and the children.

I hate that Jon took so long to pull filming, and all the immature actions he has since taken.I hate that while TLC was coddling Kate and protecting her, Jon turned to people who didn't have his or his children's best interests at heart; instead of turning to the people who have loved them before the whole stupid reality thing blew up in his face.

I hate that Kate was given a pass from the media for so long.

I hate that it still seems that no one who has a direct ability to change things are still not putting the CHILDREN FIRST!

I hate that every time it seems that events are moving towards a better life for the kids, something always seems to derail it.

I PRAY that something happens very soon to turn those kids lives into a happier, more loving, enjoyable, and normal childhood.

I PRAY that they get the love, support, training, and guidance they need to divorce themselves from the toxic influences of their early years and go on to become happy, healthy adults.

So, yes, the sheeple can say I'm a hater, but not for the reasons they think.

By Nova

I Don't Get It Either

Can'tSeeSheep said...They're just trying to keep that idiot creature in the news & fresh in people's minds until her new show airs so that she doesn't become last year's news. These are incredibly silly & childish things they're putting out there. It's obvious she's not a cougar, she's not old enough & many men have sounded off about her lack of hotness, just look at the comment boards on other sites, especially when they ask if kate is hot, men tend to sound off with some pretty negative responses.
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Kate does not appeal to men. No man wants to be henpecked and hounded that way. She has certainly let the world know how she feels about men.

Kate does, however, appeal to a lot of women. For some very strange reason there are some women of every age group who absolutely worship the ground she walks on.

Why is that?

Do they wish they could treat men the way she does? Why do they see her as incredably organized? Don't they understand Kate gives orders and other people carry them out?

How on earth can they see her as a wonderful mother?

I don't get it.

Thanks to Merrilee.

Kate Too Controversial?

Kate is no longer associated with Paula Deen according to radaronline.

Story copy is here.

Happy 10 Million Hits!


Thanks to our loyal readers. Earlier today we passed 10 million hits.

Free Discussion 12/19 - 1/1

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Where Will They Be?

I can't wait until 5-10 years from now when someone does a "Where are they now?" about the Gosselins. What do you think? Where will Kate, Jon and the kids be in 5 years? 10 years? I think Kate will do her show on TLC. It will draw some viewers in the beginning out of curiosity and then the ratings will drop. TLC, out of principle, may keep it on their line up for 2 years but then it will be cut. The kids will be filmed but the focus will be on Kate as the single mom dynamo. Kate will come out with her tell all book, she'll recommit to her faith, she'll try and reconcile with her family (both things for appearances only) and then she'll do the talk show circuit about how resilient she is and how great the kids are doing and how she's so glad Jon's out of her life. She will hang out with her "BFF" Jamie, who will become her personal assistant.


Thnks to silimom.

Court Allows an Injunction Based on TLC's Request

TLC got the injunction to keep Jon from accepting engagements not approved by TLC. The court case itself won't be until spring. Does anyone think that TLC will approve any requests from Jon?

Free Discussion 12/12 - 12/18

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Technical Difficulties

Blogger has had off and on problems with comment moderation for over a week now and it's been getting worse today. The comments are not leaving the queue when moderated and other problems.

Blogger has comments ALL messed up. Please do not comment about your previous comment did not go through, was rejected, etc. That alone is grounds for the second, third, or fourth attempt to get rejected. Also please give us time before sending comments through again. Blogger sending them to us multiple times itself is more than problem enough. It's latest glitch is sending us comments on posts closed weeks ago.

Thanks!

Now I've found that comments that I know were approved, have not shown up yet. Hopefully Blogger will resolve their issues soon.

New Article About Jon


Kids on the Bus

What do you think about the kids having to get up early and take the long bus ride to school? Is it worth it?

Free Discussion 12/5 - 12/11

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Another Sheeple Wanders By

I'm grumpy today for various reasons so I'll let our gentle readers deal with this one.


I came here to see what all the fuss was about, and I have to say, I don't understand why everyone is SOOO anti Kate. I am married with four kids, and there are times that my husband and I are not at our best. We screw up, we are human. We get mad at each other and probably say things we shouldn't....EVERYBODY DOES. People will not cut her any slack and keep dredging up things from so long ago. She has admitted to being wrong about some things, and has tried to change (for example, she admits that fans used to irritate her, and now she realizes that she was being stupid, and appreciates what they do for her), but you won't let her. The bottom line is that people here assume they know her based on an EDITED TV show. I don't assume that tells me anything. What I can see with my own two eyes, so unfortunately, is Jon's bad behavior. THIS I believe. If people could stop hating for just a minute, it will make you feel better. Didn't anyone hear Mady say they like doing things with Mommy better? Kate loves those kids and has their best interests at heart. You might not agree with her, but they are HER children, and she needs to care for them as she sees fit. They sure don't look unhappy or neglected!!
(HMomofFour)
7:13 AM

Other TLC families, large families, and other multiples

With the ending of the show and the article in People this week about the McCaugheys, we thought we'd give people a place to talk about the other families and the comparisons and contrasts with the Gosselins. Normally off topic subjects such as the Roloffs and the marriage problems TLC is showing are welcome in this post.

We decided to start another blog to allow discussion about the other TLC shows. It's open for use and we'll begin adding to it. The link is in the sidebar if you need it. The location is here.

Free Discussion 11/28 - 12/4

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Nov 28, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

The saga continues and continues and continues.

Given the end of the show and the tabloid drop-off, this may be the last Tabloids post.

It's a Crazy Life, but it's Our Life recap

With the cameras gone for now, and hopefully forever, and this being the last official episode of Jon & Kate plus Eight, this will be the last planned recap on GWoP. So, in light of this, we wanted to make this recap a collaborative effort from all of the mods. We also want to say thank you to all the recappers who have provided us with humorous and poignant recaps over the last year and a half. Each and every recap has been great. Thank you so much! Also a special thanks to all the readers who have supported our recappers, your support has made a tough job a bit easier.

We hope you enjoy our final recap,

Sharla, Breanna, Fostersmom, JoyRene, and Maggie

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Happy Thanksgiving


A happy Thanksgiving to all. We have one more thing to give thanks for this year with the end of the show. Be safe to those yet to be on the roads. Traffic was already bad yesterday.


Future of the Blog

Questions are coming in about the blog. We aren't going to close it while people still want to discuss the Gosselins. One of the main reasons for starting the blog was the closing of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 thread on Television Without Pity (TWoP). We may make some changes to make it easier on us, but we will warn you in advance. One of the things we plan to do shortly is reduce the number of open posts. The next step may be to reduce the frequency of opening new posts.

Monday, November 23 - It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life


In the series finale Kate and the kids milk cows at a dairy farm. Jon and the kids learn about firefighting and help out at a firestation. Then, Jon and Kate speak about recent life events, the series and the ups and downs of the last few years.


The show is over and so is the marriage. This is Kate leaving the arbitration today. Hopefully this will be a cautionary tale to other families now involved or considering involvement in reality TV.

So long and farewell.

Free Discussion 11/21 - 11/27

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Nov 21, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

The saga continues and continues and continues.

Kate + Kate + Kate

No, I don't know that's the name for her new show, but TLC is still talking about it.


TLC Confirms Kate Gosselin Gets New Show

Atlanta,GA 11/20/2009 06:43 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)


TLC has confirmed Kate Gosselin has a new TV series. A spokesperson for the network said Thursday that Kate’s new show will launch in the spring of 2010.

Earlier this year TLC announced that Jon and Kate Plus 8, the reality show Kate shared with estranged husband Jon Gosselin, would be retitled Kate Plus 8 as Jon would no longer be appearing on the show. Jon halted production with a cease and desist order that banned TLC film crews from entering the Pennsylvania home he owns with Kate. TLC was eventually forced to end the show. They are now suing Jon, 32, for breach of contract.

TLC now denies Kate’s show is ‘Kate Plus 8.’ “Kate Plus 8 is not in production. We are focusing on the launch of Kate's new series in early spring,” said a network spokesperson.

It is unclear if Jon and Kate's 8 children will be featured on the show. Kate, 34, has not commented


Link

Gymnastics & Baseball Recap

This recap is dedicated to Kate Gosselin’s New And Improved Breasts, without whom this episode clearly would not have been possible, given the level to which they were displayed. Well done, Ms. Gosselin! Yes, they sure are round and perky and plump, and we all noticed; how could we not? They’re a metaphor, actually, a temporary testament to what you’ve accomplished during this whole sorry debacle: spending money on frivolities for yourself that your children earned by being forced to have their childhoods broadcast for the entire planet to watch. By being forced to be a brand simply by virtue of their birth. A car commercial with cutesy names. A new brand of carpet cleaner in matching clothing. continue


Submitted by Laura Linger

Request to the Sheeple

I pulled this out of the other thread where it was out of place.

Thanks to my9cats.

Will a sheeple please take the time to write and explain the attraction of Kate, leaving out the tired stock phrases, "yer just jellus, a hater, she has 8 count 'em 8 kids, you should walk in her shoes. Blah blah blah." Take your time and THINK carefully before writing.

Gosselin Family Christmas Album



Thank you Karen.

Monday, November 16 - Never Before Seen

Kate shares never before seen footage from the cutting room floor. The family decides to get passports for a big trip, Kate celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with the kids, Jon tries to train the dogs and Kate hits the road for her book signing.

30 minutes

Monday, November 16- Gymnastics & Baseball

For the Gosselin kids, it's time for some sporty fun! Kate enrolls all the kids in gymnastics classes and the tumbling begins. When it's Jon's turn, he takes the kids to a local minor league baseball game.

30 minutes

GWOP Viewers LEAST Favorite Moments

TLC supposedly let viewers vote on the top moments of Jon & Kate + 8, but GWOP reader Bob S. suggested that our savvy readers vote for their least favorite moments of the show. So have at it!

Free Discussion 11/14 - 11/20

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Nov 14, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

The saga continues and continues and continues.

The Party is Over - at Least the Show Is!

Announcements are starting to come out - finally.

Viewers' Top Moments Recap

In their latest attempt to spin Kate into the poor, misunderstood single mom and Jon into the world’s worst father, TLC decided to treat us to yet another clip show with very little of the kids, but heavy on Kate. Cuz the other 10 they’ve put together haven’t been bad enough, they let the viewers vote on this one. Or so they claim, I’m not sure I believe them... they have been known to lie on occasion. continue

Monday, November 9 - Viewers' Top Moments

Kate takes a walk down memory lane as she looks back at viewers' favorite moments from Jon & Kate plus 8 and helps the audience countdown some of the best moments on the show.

60 minutes

Free Discussion 11/7 - 11/13

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Nov 7, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions


The saga continues and continues and continues.


What Should Jon Be Doing?

Jon was seen taking a yoga class in LA earlier this week and now it's being said he's on his way to Hawaii for a professional athlete's wedding. What should Jon have been/be doing instead in your opinion?

To Watch or Not to Watch?

To keep this topic from taking over other threads and to help those who aren't interested be able to avoid it, we are centralizing the discussion in one thread. Comments exhorting people not to watch, chastizing those who do watch, or discussing how ratings are compiled that are brought up in other threads will be rejected.

Kate: Her Story Recap

Thanks to a courageous volunteer, GoPoshGo, we now have an official recap!

The opening montage reminds us of the cuddles, chaos and frustrations we’ve witnessed the family face, including a clip of a beleaguered Kate on her knees moaning, “I’m so tired of dealing with poop.” [An ironic foreshadowing of the GWoPPers future battle cry?] The montage concludes with Kate and Jon on the interview couch; Kate, summing up the Hawaii trip: “We’ll always be together.” Her upward inflection at the end of the sentence should have set off bells and whistles in all of us at the time. A voiceover by Natalie Morales reveals the over-arching themes of the interview: “Always didn’t last forever;” “How did it go from love to lawsuits? And “how is she handling the most difficult time in her life with millions of Americans watching”???? continue


Submitted by GoPoshGo

Kate: Her Story "Recap"

First we must apologize. Due to technical difficulties there is no recap from us for this episode.

There is a good factual one here.

We have two suggestions. The first is that if those who did watch would like to recap one question and send it through as a comment. If you'd put the question first and then your recap that would be great. The second is that if there is an intrepid volunteer out there who wants to recap the whole "show" or parts of it, please let us know.

Lies Kate Has Told - Jon's Lies Also

We were asked last week to put up a thread to list all their lies and con games. This seems a good time.

Monday, November 2 - Kate: Her Story

Kate's interview with NBC Natalie Morales.

60 minutes

Free Discussion 10/31 - 11/6

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Oct 31, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

The saga continues and continues and continues.

You Ask, Kate Answers Recap

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

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

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

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Submitted by Laura Linger

Monday Oct 26 - You Ask, Kate Answers

60 minutes

Saturday Fun Time - Title the Book

I was thinking since Jon and Kate are both rumored to be writing tell all books wouldn't it be fun to try and guess what the titles might be? Here a a few of my guesses.

For example in the Non Fiction Section

My TRUTH....All the lies I have told by Kate Gosselin

My TRUTH....All the lies I have told by Jon Gosselin

Our TRUTH....All the lies we have told by Jon and Kate

The REAL TRUTH....and other Myths by TLC

You TRULY believed it was a documentary?...by Eileen O'neil

The TRUTH is in the lies of the beTolder........by Jon & Kate

In the Fiction Section:

The Simple Truth...by the Gosselin Kids.


I could go on and on (and probably will) but I know you all want a chance to write the titles!

Submitted by konhasyoufooled. Thank you!

Free Discussion 10/24 - 10/30

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Oct 24, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions


The saga continues and continues and continues.

Butterflies & Water Rockets Recap

Welcome to another Zzzzzzzzzzzzepisode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

The zzzzepisode starts out with Kate explaining that they had planned to take the kids on trips in small groups: Cara got to go skiing with Jon *cough and Deanna cough*, Mady got sent to San Diego spas with Kate, and the boy tups got dragged to Wyoming. Since school was about to start (wasn’t the school episode a few weeks ago? Say it with me people... continuity!) Kate thought she better hurry and get the girl tups on a trip, although she never seems to have a problem taking the twins out of school for various show tapings, I mean “life experiences.” Kate tells us that it’s not about where you go, it is the time you spend and invest. But this is Kate, so to “spend and invest time in her kids” it requires ignoring the five or six local butterfly exhibits and sanctuaries and making an 800 mile trip to Butterfly World in Florida. Thank goodness they didn’t make us watch them organize, pack and board the plane because this recap would be over. continue

Submitted by JenTru

Monday, Oct 19 - Butterflies & Water Rockets

Kate and the little girls head south for some all girls fun in Florida. When they explore the world's largest butterfly house, Kate learns they have more than just butterflies. Meanwhile, Jon & the rest of the kids have some summer fun with water rockets.

30 minutes

Dropping of the Mask

As an Irish resident I am a couple of J&K seasons behind the rest of you on the GWoP site.

I had watched seasons one and two and when I initially came across GWoP I thought wow, what is their collective problem with Kate?

So, I clicked out of the site and made a mental note never to return. Instead, I found Gosselin positive websites and immersed myself in them.

I know now I was a sheeple.

(continued)

Many thanks to h'smammy.

Free Discussion 10/17 - 10/23

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Oct 17, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Are they still in the tabloids and being talked about?

TLC Files Breach of Contract Suit Against Jon

Just when we thought that TLC might just show a shred of decency, they go and do something like this.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Maryland, alleges that Gosselin hasn't met the obligations of his contract as an exclusive employee, has appeared on other programs for pay and made unauthorized disclosures about the show.


one of many stories

Why no lawsuit against Kate? She's been on about 1000% more programs than Jon. I don't think any of us are going to believe she didn't get paid for all those Larry King or The View appearances. The reality of this lawsuit boils down to one thing. Jon spoke out and is telling the dirty little secrets TLC doesn't want the public to know, or rather, making "unauthorized disclosures."

Hopefully the other families on TLC are paying close attention to this debacle and remember it when it comes time to renew their own shows.

Finally? Maybe? Hopefully? May We Celebrate?

Jon & Kate Plus 8 will officially end in mid to late November, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

TLC has not made an announcement but RadarOnline.com has confirmed with sources outside the network that there is just enough unused new footage to take them through about another month."They will eek out what they can in terms of more shows," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

"Obviously they are not shooting anymore so they are taking what they have and seeing how many more episodes they can get out of it." Jon Gosselin has told the network they no longer have his permission to film the children and TLC will not challenge that. If Jon changes, his mind, they will go into production on the new show, Kate Plus 8.

"TLC has no plans to film unless the situation is resolved," the source told RadarOnline.com. Considering that the Gosselin divorce has turned into all-out war, it doesn't seem like Jon and Kate can resolve anything without a judge present, so prepare to say goodbye to original episodes of the show.

RadarOnline Link.

School Days Recap

Judging by the comments I read here before I watched the episode, I had no doubts a trainwreck awaited me before I even hit play on the DVR. But hey, at least I had Kate pitching things down the stairs in yet another hissy fit to look forward to. That was sure to be a high point in the latest TLC disaster of an episode. But would it also be the episode low point? continue

Supposedly Kate's Credit Card Was Declined


Monday, October 12, School Days

It's time to go back to school and this year, for the first time, all 8 of the Gosselin children are heading to the classroom. With all the kids away, how will Kate handle an empty nest for the first time?

30 minutes

About Those Truly Hazardous Doritos


I’ve been thinking about Kate’s first day on The View, and how proud she was that her kids don’t know what a Dorito is (insert rambling about Mommy, what are these triangular looking things?)

Oh, Kate. You’ve sheltered them from Doritos, but not papparazi, hurtful remarks to their father or cameras in the bathroom. I’m not going to take this opportunity to grill you about the divorce; you’re certainly not the first person to hash it out in public.

I just want you to take that Dorito comment and dare to expand your horizons. Think big. What if your kids could live in a world where they didn’t know what a stretch limo or a bodyguard was? Yes, I hear (but don’t see) your point: this is their normal, so let’s try some more attainable dreams.
(continued)

submitted by season 5

Are the Cameras Gone?


I just heard on Showbiz Tonight that they pulled the TLC cameras out of the Gosselin home today. I consider that a real success and cause for celebration. Now maybe if we go away and quit peering into the windows this family, they can work on their problems privately and redeem whatever is left of their children's childhood. I don't know how or why Jon came to his senses and pulled the plug on TLC, but I'm thankful he did.
From livnluv
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I'd heard a rumor earlier today that a moving van hauled all the production equipment from the house this morning. I hope it's true. Do you think that this is the end of filming the children?

Will TLC try a show with Kate alone?

Free Discussion 10/10 - 10/16

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Oct 10, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Aack the saga in the tabloids and talk shows continues.

Time to Organize Recap

I haven't watched this show in over a year, so when I was asked to write this recap and saw the title I thought it was a rerun. (Anyone remember an episode where Beth helped Kate get organized? Whatever happened to Beth.....) Sorry, I zoned out. That happened frequently while watching this waste of 30 minutes. But I endured and these are the "exciting" details I picked up on (between naps). Enjoy.

(Continued)

Submitted by Shari Please thank Shari for writing.

October 5, Time to Organize

Kate has always had a love for organization, but with such a full schedule and a house full of kids, she's had less and less time to organize. With the guidance of an expert, Kate and the children attempt to give the basement some much needed order.

30 minutes

Kate Responds - Interview with Meredith Viera on Monday

Monday morning Kate keeps the drama alive as she is interviewed to respond to Jon's allegations.

How long will the American public care enough to let these two keep airing their dirty laundry? I haven't been watching it and won't be watching this one either.

How Jon and Kate Can Survive and Support the Children Without a TV Show

Since so many of the TV personalities can't see how on earth the Gosselins can support all those kids without exploiting them on TV, shall we tell them how it can be done? Do those commentators/talking heads think every family with eight or more children has a TV show or should automatically deserve one?

Production Halted Part 2

Jon stopped the filming of the children. Will it hold up?

Continuation of the previous thread. We were approaching Blogger's limit.

Free Discussion 10/3 - 10/9

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Oct 3, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Are they still in the tabloids and being talked about?

Jon Halts TLC Production

It's been a busy week for Jon. As of this morning, he halted the TLC production. CBS



Oct. 1, 2009

Jon Gosselin Trying to Kill "Kate Plus 8"?

He's Seeking to Keep TV Crews from Videotaping His Kids, According to "The Insider"

(CBS) Is the reality show based on the Gosselin family about to go the way of their marriage? It appears the newly-renamed "Kate Plus 8," featuring Kate Gosselin and the eight Gosselin kids, with minimal participation from Jon Gosselin, may be separated from the airwaves. TLC announced the name change for "Jon & Kate Plus 8" early this week. On "The Early Show" Thursday, Lara Spencer, host of "The Insider," said Jon is apparently attempting to, in effect, shut-down production on the show by denying permission to videotape his children. "'The Insider' can exclusively reveal that Jon Gosselin, though his attorney, Mark J. Heller, is demanding production of the show be halted," Spencer says. "In two letters to TLC lawyers, dated September 29, 2009, Gosselin demands the network cease and desist production and leave his property. To quote one of the letters, Jon's attorney writes, "Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon's family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers.' " Spencer adds that Gosselin and his lawyer tell "The Insider' exclusively that Jon and Kate both own the property where the show is being shot. Jon has joint custody of the kids and is able to make decisions about their welfare. He deemed it was not in the best interest of the children's welfare to continue with production of the show." The letter, according to "The Insider," is dated the same day TLC sent out a news release about Jon's participation in the show being minimized and the show being re-named. "Jon found out about the name change the same way we all did -- through The Associated Press," Spencer says. "He and his attorney assert to 'The Insider' they've been in discussions to pull plug on the program and take the kids off the show for weeks prior to (Tuesday's) announcement."


TLC issued this response....

We are aware of Jon Gosselin's recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic. Despite Jon Gosselin's repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.

Tea Party Recap

This week on Jon and Kate Plus Eight TLC decided to pull out an episode made during the great kitchen renovation/beach getaway fiasco. Much like I don’t understand why TLC does anything it does when it comes to this family, I have no idea why they finally decided to air this two months after the other three episodes aired. If I were the nice owners of all the establishments involved, I might be a little mad at this point. But I might also be hoping that my name was never linked to this mess. Let’s watch the episode and see which is more probable. continue

Breaking News.... Kate Plus Eight and Jon halts the divorce

It was just announced that as of November 2, 2009 the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight. Jon will no longer be a part of the weekly show, however he will make sporadic appearances. The show will focus on single mom Kate and the eight children. As an added bonus it was also announced that TLC is working on a "Kate project" for 2010.


It's a busy day in the Gosselin world it seems. Right after the reports of the show being renamed came out, Jon's lawyer announced that Jon is putting a 90 (oops, not the 60 I originally wrote) day hold on the divorce proceedings.

Just one among many articles. Another one.

September 28, Tea Party

Kate's ready for some good old fashioned girl time! The girls spend a special afternoon out with Mommy taking a relaxing carriage ride and having tea at a local tearoom. Kate gets a little nervous when the girls drink tea from delicate china teacups!

30 minutes

Life With a Sheeple


There have been a lot of comments on this site regarding Sheeple, especially a particular one with hilarious initials. But what came to my mind was their poor families. If some single chick wants to be Kate-ish then so be it -- only their co-workers will suffer.But the children and husbands of the sheeple... it must be torture. If you look up to someone on TV as a role model, then that means they are better than you at something. And when that someone is Kate Gosselin and that something is "being a wife & mother", ACK!! Do the sheeple use and neglect their children more than Kate? Do they treat their husbands worse than Kate does/did Jon?I wonder if they all make that Kate-eating-her-salad-talking-to-the-camera-ignoring-her-children face when their families interrupt JK+8?Anyone else want to speculate on Life With A Sheeple? LOL.


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How to Be a Professional Manipulator

From Lauren:

I have been thinking about Kate and what she can do if she cannot find a talk show. I have come up with a way that she can have the attention she seeks from an audience and the money she needs to support her kids, and something that will keep her traveling! So I have come up with the idea that Kate can be a "Professional Manipulator" giving how-to speeches across the country!

Some of the things she can talk about are the following:
"The Art of Lying Effectively and How Not To Get Caught" Although she needs work on the latter part!
"Crying To Get What You Want"
"Berating and Belittling 101"
"Attention Seeking Behavior"
"The Use of a Good Coupon"
"How To Manipulate With a Wooden Spoon"
"How to Con Churches Out of Their Money"
"How to Brainwash The Sheeple Population Into Thinking That You Are a Christian"
"How To Dress Like a Fashionable Hooker"
"RoadKill Hairstyles"
"Sarcasm and Children: How To Do It Effectively"
"How to Scream at Annoying Fans Effectively So That They Do Not Bother You Again"
"Avoiding Tough Questions and How To Answer Them Without Answering Them!"
"How To Plan and Conceive A Multiple Birth"
"Grandparents, Family and Friends--When They Are No Longer Useful"
"The Love of Money-Put Your Priorities in Order"
"How To Use Words Not in the English Language to Your Advantage""
The Art Of Narcissism"
and "How To Get Everything Free"

My tiles are not as creative as some of the other posters could come up with--but you get the idea!!

Thank you, Lauren. I hope you don't mind we made your comment a post.

It's Saturday and slow. Have fun.

We haven't done one of these in awhile and it seems a slow Gosselin news day so enjoy. This one is from Anonymous - who else? This one can spell jealous correctly.

Jealous you all are, I say Hooray for Kate. Who would'nt like the money and I think the kid's are doing great, I bet if some of you had cameras following you around 24 7 you might try hiding some thing's in your closet. And Jon oh' ain't he just the little play boy now....NOT! She need's to take him through the wash, he needs to grow up and put his kid's first and stop acting like he's a teenager again. You get the feeling it's all about him, when he told one of the children oh' I'm on broadway steet, kate did'nt get pregnant by herself.When he does his part of the show you can tell he is not into it, and the fishing trip for his kids going through the cow pasture, boring!give me a break, it does'nt take a numb scull to catch a fish. You hooky wormy, casty line, catchy fishy and pully in, YUCK! Boy he's a real stud now.....But he also like's spending that money to as you can tell.

Sep 26, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

Free Discussion 9/26 - 10/2

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Farm to Table recap

Kate and the Kids Visit an Amish Vegetable Stand! Oh, And Cara Has a Two Week Old Foot Injury

Kate prepares to take the children to her favorite vegetable stand and confesses to us that as a ploy to get the children to eat vegetables, Kate tells them, "this is Henry's. Henry will be upset if you don't eat it".  I suspect that Henry was less a beloved farmer for the Gosselin children and more of a pissed off boogeyman. Continue

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Kate's Upcoming Appearances

Kate's upcoming appearances:

Balance Expo 2009
Saturday, August 8th, 2009- Austin, Texas

Southern Women's Show
Friday, September 11 -Cleveland, OH
Thursday, September 17 - Charlotte, NC
Thursday, September 24 - Birmingham, AL
Friday, April 3 - Nashville, TN
Friday, April 24 - Raleigh, NC

The Women's Conference
Tuesday, October 27 - Long Beach, CA
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No more churches. Looks like Sept. is going to be a busy month. Let's see who her bodyguard is.


Info from Ms Peach. Thanks!

September 21, Farm to Table

Kate takes the kids on a special trip to visit Henry, an Amish farmer and friend who has often supplied their family with fresh produce. After a satisfying and fresh organic meal together, it's time a family game night -- but will everyone play nicely?

30 minutes

Sep 19, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

Free Discussion 9/19 - 9/25

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Shoka and Nala, we hardly knew you.

It's being reported on various sites that the Gosselin family dogs, Shoka and Nala, were returned to the breeder today. Please use this thread for discussion related to the Gosselin dogs.

Movie & A Catch recap

After seeing the horrific promo of Kate wearing a popcorn bucket on her head like a drunk at a company Christmas party and screeching “Come and get your popcorn!” in a voice that was sure to have caused hearing loss in the crew, I had instant regrets of volunteering to do this recap. Let’s see if I was wrong, shall we. continue

Kate on The View

Kate is co-hosting on The View Sept. 14 and 15. Please discuss all The View Kate related things here.

September 14, Movie & a Catch

While Kate's at home with the kids, she decides to have another movie night, but this time they're taking it outside in their own backyard! When it's Jon's opportunity to spend quality time with the kids, he decides to teach them how to fish.

30 minutes

Kate in Cleveland

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

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

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

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

Submitted by Ick @ the I-X

Free Discussion 9/12 - 9/18

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Sep 12, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next. They're still surprising me.

Comments to Jon and Kate

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Jon on GMA and Primetime 9/8/09

Jon is to be on GMA and also on Primetime this week.

Sep 5, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

Free Discussion 9/5 - 9/11

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Dude Ranch and Dress Up Recap

Saddle up partners, and prepare for a rough ride. I decided to do this recap so that Dude Ranches and the good people who run them were not slandered by this episode. It doesn’t look very promising when Kate begins her couch monologue/commentary wearing a low crowned pink cowboy hat that looks like it cost $2.00 from a tourist shop catering to children. However, things weren't as bad as they seemed. continue

Written by Maggie

Dude Ranch and Dress Up, August 31

Kate and the boys head out west to experience life on a real dude ranch, complete with cowboy boots and hats! Meanwhile, Jon and the girls have some fun of their own back at the house when they play dress up and have a unique scavenger hunt.

60 minutes

Free Discussion 8/29 - 9/4

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Aug 29, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next. They're still surprising me.

Aug 22, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next. They're still surprising me.

Free Discussion 8/22 - 8/28

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Battleship & Barber recap

The episode opens with four birds flying in the sky. Like Jon, they are fleeing the coop.

Kate tells us that after the first week on vacation, Mady and Cara had to go and finish three days of school. They didn't want to miss their school picnic. Yes, it's normal for kids to have a weeks vacation before the exhaustion of the last three days of school sets in, together with its draining picnic. But don't worry, Kate reassures us that Mady and Cara are at the top of their class, so missing school is no big deal! As a matter of fact, the more school they miss, the topper of their class they get! continue

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Battleship & Barber, August 17

While away, Kate's planned a special day with the boys and takes them to explore the USS North Carolina battleship. After the battleship adventure, Kate sets out to find a barber shop as the boys are in desperate need of a haircut.

30 minutes

Aug 15, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next. They're still surprising me.

Free Discussion 8/15 - 8/21

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Beach & Kitchen Reveal Recap

I must preface this recap of last night's episode by saying that this is the first J&K+8 episode I have watched since my last contribution to this site in March. When I told my (adult) children I was watching so I could write a recap, they both expressed amazement that the show was still on. "Aren't they getting a divorce?" Yes, they are, but they're still trying to keep the gravy train on track.

Kate starts off the episode by saying she is on her "stress relief beach vacation." I assume she says this so that we understand she is under a lot of stress what with she and Jon divorcing and she being a hard-working single mom and all. While she is de-stressing, Jon is 'supervising' the kitchen renovation in their new home. Really he just stands in the kitchen listening to the workmen for about thirty seconds. He tells us the kitchen was inadequate for ten people. Jon, count again. It's only nine. (continued)

Please give all thanks and credit to Moons in Leo who wrote the recap!

Advertising and Marketing

I was a marketing executive for many, many years at a Fortune 500 company and I wanted to address some of the comments that have been made recently about advertising and the effectiveness of writing to the companies who are running commercials during Jon and Kate + 8. continue

Submitted by alsoamomtotwins

Beach & Kitchen Reveal, August 10

While Jon oversees the installation of new cabinets in the kitchen, Kate and the kids get into some fun in the sun at the beach. But soon enough, it's time to go home. Will the reveal of the new cabinets and kitchen meet Kate's expectations?

30 minutes

Renovations & Vacations Recap

After a brief hiatus to give the Gosselin family some time to regroup after the divorce announcement, or a break to give the editors a chance to try to make this disaster of a show a little less disastrous, which ever your take might be, it seems Jon and Kate plus Eight is picking right up where we left off. Fighting, freebies, and fame whoring, that’s the Gosselin way. continue

Free Discussion 8/8 - 8/14

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Aug 8, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next.

Kate Scheduled for Today Show, Monday, Aug 10

I'm wondering if Meredith Viera will ask Kate some tough questions or let Kate take over the interview as usual. Like, how could she tell Meredith back in April that their reality show was the most real on t.v. when she and Jon were separated at the time but the show was still showing the two as a loving couple?

What questions would you like Meredith to ask Kate?

Here's a few I would ask:

1. Kate, you and Jon say you do everything for your kids, Could you tell us how Jon's dating is benefitting your children?
2. You have said in the past that you would never have a nanny only a helper. How many "helpers" do you have and how many hours do they work per week?
3. Did you tell Jon back in October that the marriage was over and he could do as he pleased as long as he showed up for taping?
4.When did the show go from a way to capture family memories to a business?5.How much money have you and Jon made from the show, books, appearances, etc. and when will it be enough to support your family as you have probably made more money that most Americans will see in their lifetimes.
6.Why are you and Jon constantly on your cell phones when you should be paying attention to your children? Oh, I do see you trying to play with your children a bit more since the separation. Is that for show only? You never seemed to want to bother playing with them before.
7.Why the bodyguards? Are you afraid you might be abducted on your way to the Piggly Wiggly?
8.If you and Jon do everything for the children, why didn't you try to work things out? Since it's "all about the kids" don't you know the best thing for the children isn't $ and craziness but loving parents?
9. Why can everyone see that it's the $ that is the driving force behind the two of you wanting to continue the show and not the childrens needs but you two won't admit it? You've already made enough money to support your family a few times over.
10.How does an average family (there are a lot of large families out there earning a living and making it with as many or more children that you)end up with a McMansion, an apartment in N.Y. a perfectly good house they moved out of but haven't sold (why didn't Jon move back there?) and now a possible new place for your days off and pay for it all? It's crazy!

I have a feeling all of the interviews she does will just be to promote "Poor single mom Kate" and will just be full of fluff. What do you think? What questions would you ask Kate if you could?

Thanks to Twice as Nice.

Thoughts From Paul Petersen

Below are excerpts from an email sent from Paul Petersen to our reader BeckyQ. Mr. Petersen can be contacted at ppetersen3@socal.rr.com

This is an important topic, "The Principle of Disaffirmance," and it extends to all minors upon their arrival at the Age of Majority...unless the contract to be 'disaffirmed' is Court Approved.
At 17, LeeAnn Rimes tried to get a Texas court to re-examine the contract signed on her behalf and approved by a Texas Court when she was 12 years-old.
At stake was 7 million dollars of money earned by LeeAnn that had, effectively, gone into the pockets of her parents...specifically her father...who claimed to be managing her career.

This is so obviously flawed that you have to wonder who is profiting from a legal system that ensures parental theft.
The answer is as complex as the riddle of Family Law, which is underpinned by the discredited notion that parents would never cause harm to or exploit the children they bring into the world.
Here's something to read you will find chilling: http://childrightscampaign.org/documents/30%20Facts.pdf
The simple fact is that children are at the mercy of the very people who should care most about their welfare. Our almost medievil view of children as chattels was based on the physical labor children could provide in an agrarian society, and their value as "providers" for their aging or infirm parents on the other side of life's journey.

To get back to your initial question as to whether a child may "disaffirm a contract" before they are adults in the eyes of the Law has no foundation. Children are presumed to be unable to provide Informed Consent or Denial due to their age. They are dependant upon the assumed rights of their parents. Yes, mechanisms exist to "rescue" a child living in horrible circumstances, but that depends on a vigilant and energetic Department of Social Services and/or policing authorities. Sadly, while every citizen of this country has a "Duty to Report" child abuse in all its forms, the simple reality is that all too often that "Duty" is observed in the breech. Formal complaints have been made in Pennsylvania, and the Department of Labor and Industry admits publicly that an "investigation is in process." Perhaps you and your pen pals in the blogosphere of "GWOP" might consider formally writing to the department just mentioned and insist that they pursue their investigation into the totality of production for the past five years. You have watched this show closely and can provide specific examples of your fears. We have to keep the heat on Pennsylvania.

Ask yourself, is there really any sympathy for the drug-addicted celebrities who appear on "Celebrity Rehab," or are people really saying to themselves, "How bad can it be? They're on television!?"

That's what famous kids have to deal with when they are discarded...and it is undeniably true that even our Courts can't see past their own noses when the plight of a famous child is brought to their attention in contractual matters such as Disaffirmance. Even Jackie Coogan, when he finally sued his own mother in an attempt to recover some of the $4 million dollars he'd earned as a child, had to deal with the underlying emotional reality of his time although his case was without blemish since the exploitation was so obvious and his parent's public pronouncements of guaranteeing their wonder-child's future so widely distributed...and that emotional environment was precisely the same then as it is in today's fundemental reality when a child challenges his own parents.
"How dare you question your own parents? They brought you into this world. The Bible itself says to Honor thy Mother and Father."
Is there a mother or father anywhere on earth who hasn't said, "If your friends told you to jump off a cliff would you do it?" Yet what is a child to do when Mom and Dad are the ones saying, "Jump?"

We must get people to see past the material things the Gosselins have acquired due to the sale of their 'management' of their children's lives. I believe that there isn't a house big enough, or a school superior enough, or a collection of possessions large enough to justify the loss of eight children's freedom and privacy. Since when are children called upon to provide their own food, clothing, shelter and education?

Let me answer my own question, Becky. The blunt fact is that children who find themselves in difficult situations have to rely on their Instinct to Survive...and it is only Survival itself that trumps that other great imperative, Becky...the biological imperative to Reproduce. Children have a very keen sense of being unloved and unwanted, of being a beast of burden rather than a blessing from beyond.

I fear there is little I can do to prevent the political exploitation by someone who should know better, Maria Schriver, who has now engaged Kate Gosselin to appear at the California woman's forum...for a price brokered by Kate's management team and accepted by political people who are hiding behind a mask of actually caring.

Camping Out Recap

Title: Kate and Kids Plus Coleman Commercial aka "Camping Out"

On this charade of J&K plus 8….

Kate starts out by explaining that they still have eight kids, they are still “are” kids, they still enjoy things and so….they wanted to camp! More like they needed fodder for an episode to make the kids appear happy while Kate puts on a brave face in light of recent events.

The show starts with a familiar scene... the kids' daily routine of playing and riding bikes in the driveway so the "P" people can see how happy they are. Today is Kate’s first "turn with the kids", she says it feels no different, it feels like the future! Well, she is right about it being different-she has always taken a turn with the kids-every few months, when the cameras were around or when it suited her. continue


Submitted by JenTru

Camping Out, August 3

The kids can't wait to sleep under the stars, but Kate still has to figure out how to set up multiple tents and start a campfire by herself! Will the demands of outdoor camping be too much, or will a campout with eight kids prove to be surprisingly fun?

30 minutes

Renovations & Vacations, August 3

The thought of doing dishes in the bathtub while the kitchen is being renovated proves too much for Kate, so she decides to trade stress for relaxation by taking the kids to the beach while Jon manages the cabinet installations.

30 minutes

Response to TLC Statement

TLC president Eileen O'Neill read a statement about the reality show at Television Critics Associated Panel in Pasadena, California.

"Over the last four years and through 100 episodes, we've captured this remarkable family's entertaining chaos," O'Neill said. "Viewers fell in love and the show developed a passionate, loyal following."

But this past spring, life intervened and the family's status changed. It was certainly something we never expected, nor planned to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television," she continued.

"Our approach to the circumstance was simple: to cover the family with great care and thoughtfulness as they dealt with a subject that is all too familiar to many American families today."

Jon and Kate have never said they were perfect, which has made them relatable and created an undeniable connection with the viewers. We will continue to capture this family's journey in a respectful and sensitive way.

(Continued)


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Aug 1, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next.

Free Discussion 8/1 - 8/7

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July 25, Divorce, Tabloids, and other antics

Here is the spot for the websites, tabloids, magazines, and other similar Gosselin news.

Unfortunately, it seems we need at least another week for this. With new episodes starting August 3, we'll re-evaluate as we watch How the Gosselin Word Turns. Thank you to all the readers who commented on the humor of using the word antics. I couldn't really think of a good description last week and honestly had NO idea of how predictive it would be.

Free Discussion 7/25 - 7/31

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One Down Seven to Go

There obviously is no shame in the Gosselin, TLC, or one of the weekly magazine's camp. As shown here, Mady has already been singled out. When will one of these groups pay attention to the children's needs, wants, wishes, and desires? Word on the street is that she had to cry for five minutes just get a bathroom break at the Jonas Bros concert. This is after the infamous drink of water from months back. These are all public episodes. What do the children have to go through to get private attention?

July 18 Divorce, Tabloids, and other antics

With filming starting up again, here is the spot for the tabloids, magazines, and other Gosselin news.

Free Discussion 7/18 - 7/24

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Famous Jabs From the Great Wife

Submitted by Rita TV

It seems to be obvious that Jon is a lazy, immature dude who is "excited about the next chapter in his life."
No doubt part of that excitement stems from not having to put up with The Wonder Nag 24/7. Despite Kate's efforts to paint herself as the victim and martyr in the breakdown of this marriage, the record shows Jon has taken quite a beating from his wife over the years. Aside from the regular jabs about his hair and weight, we've seen....

* "Where is my husband? Oh, he's absent, as usual."
* "The weird color hair ties are for home!!"
* "You're breathing too loud."
* "This (condescending clap) is how (condescending clap) we do it!" (have naptime)
* "You're either with me or against me"
* "Jon, stop playing with toys."
* "Jon, stop scratching."
* "Jon, please deal with your child. She's being ugly."
* "Don't grab the cereal like a rabid animal."
* "Don't ask questions, just do as I say."
* "Don't forget your prepositions."
* "Did you wash your hands??"
* "Don't call me your wife!" (Well, this problem is solved, now)
* "Are you just going to sit there with your arms crossed, like a ding-dong?"
* "Our life is not seasons!"
* "Did you hear what I said? Repeat back to me what I said."
* "Stop checking out your physique and help!!"
* "Do you even know your way around a kitchen?"
* "Would you stop interrupting me? Geez, by now you think you'd learn."
*(to the kids) "Don't listen to Daddy. He's mean." "Don't let Daddy ruin your day."
* (to a babysitter) "Ignore what [Jon] said. This is what I want you to do."
* And of course, CouponGate: ""I'm gonna shoot him! You're not buying anything anymore! This is annoying; beyond annoying! Where's the receipt? What is the rule about receipts? You're gonna go back to the store this afternoon!"

It is always puzzling to hear Kate correct Jon's speech, when she has given us such gems as...

* "dustilies" (glitter)
* "p-people" (paparazzi)
* "shribbled"
*"rabbaroo
* ”flufferated” "Big Bird was all flufferated to see us"
*“culturize” “ We like to culturize our kids."

Then of course, there are these simple sentences...

* “Oh that is dreadfully dreadful.”
* “The new house is going to be hugely better for the kids.”“Do not come into this room, on penalty of severeness.”

Is there editing? There has to be some, or it wouldn't be a TV show. But did unfair editing "make" her appear this way ? Kate has repeatedly said that the show is accurate and that what we see is how things are. Also, one has to wonder: If a person acts a certain way when the cameras are on, how do they act when the cameras are off?
Jon, man up and get a job and an apartment closer to your kids. But, dude, enjoy the silence. ______________________________________________________________________While Jon is obviously not taking our advice at this time, we wonder if he has given any thought to the things he might have said that contributed to the present situation. Have you? Readers, can you think of things Jon has said that were disrespectful to Kate or the children, words he made up, sentences that made you say, “What?” Feel free to write them here as you are commenting on this post.

Jon's French Adventure


Jon's in France with a friend.

Free Discussion 7/11 - 7/17

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Catching Kate's Lies

I love all the posts... was thinking of starting list type thing with you guys...catching kates lies.

I'll start:lie:.."we tried for ONE more"... (on the old opening credits and in several interviews)

fact: manipulated the docs and therefore got pregnant with 7 (did she even need fertility treatments to begin with? that young? really???)... after telling a friend that she hoped for 'maybe 4 this time' (radaronline)


lie:they had always done home videos, but with 6 new babies, wouldnt have time, so TLC picked up the idea and she only wants to do it to 'capture their childhoods' (on their specials and stated in the begining of their show)

fact: she shopped home videos to networks trying to sell the show idea before the kids were even born. they are a scripted or planned show, the show as it airs is not their reality. its created. (um. obvious. and stated in articles across the web)


lie: they cant escape the incessant p-people (stated several times to several outlets)

fact:1)they make things called shrubs. plant them along the fence line. 2)dont plant the white plastic thrown in the driveway; theres acres and acres of YOUR land behind your house... isnt that part of the reason you... er.. your kids bought that house????3)dont dress like an attention wh*re out and about in town... learn to 'blend in'_______________what have you guys got to add?

I know there are thousands more... begging to be written....


By anotherthing

The House


Since many people are discussing the house today, here is another view.


Happy Fourth of July







Free Discussion 7/4 - 7/10

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Celebrity Scales

"The decision to move forward with filming the Gosselin’s separation process is undeniably an exploitation of a family’s deterioration for financial gain. Many will chalk this scenario up to the whims of a free market. While Jon and Kate’s exhibitionist tendencies may give them the resolve to endure this type of exposure, their motivation to keep their children at the center of the public malaise is highly suspect. These are children who will be experiencing one of the most emotionally vulnerable periods of their lives in front of a camera simply to continue satisfying their parent’s personal and material desires. Doesn’t it seem odd that any parent would justify this form of invasiveness as a character building exercise or positive life learning experience for their young ones? That the show is the Gosselin’s primary source of income is also a feeble excuse for these actions. Just like many other devoted parents do, there are multiple ways to support a family without resorting to such crass forms of exhibitionism."


Entire article.

The First Ten Years Recap... kinda

I wasn’t originally slated to recap this episode. Our recapper had a last minute schedule change and it was just not possible for her to write it this week. So I stepped in. The episode was a re-airing of scenes of the previous 100 episodes, including interviews with Jon and Kate done easily a year or more ago. After viewing the episode, it was obvious this episode was beyond recapping. Instead, I offer our readers this, an open letter to TLC, Jon, and Kate. continue

Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First Ten Years - June 29

We re-visit the story of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their two sets of multiples. How did they end up where they are today? Newly discovered home video footage of Jon and Kate enlightens viewers on the struggles and triumphs of this entertaining family.

60 minutes

Tabloids and Websites - June 29

With last week's sad deaths and news, here's hoping we won't have much Gosselin news for this section this week.

The State of Jon and Kate's Marriage

Where did it all go wrong? Jon and Kate Gosselin have filed for divorce. Was it her bitchiness? Was it his lack of enthusiasm? Was it the pressure of raising 8 kids in the spotlight? Or was it the media?

The transformation of frumpy Kate to media darling (or limelight hog) was a TV gem to millions of reality viewers. Here was a woman who could balance writing books, interviews, and finding time to reinvent herself... all the while being a caring and giving Mom to a pack of cute, but sometimes hard to distinguish between, children. She wasn't mean, she was firm. She made the reverse mullet hairdo the craze for the woman who could do it all. Except keep her husband.

The tabloids tore Jon apart. Lazy, bored and a roving eye. He was just not that into the concept of the show anymore. He was having an affair. But it was all too much for him, living in the fishbowl called media spotlight.

Now when it comes to the Gosselin Circus... don't cry for me Argentina! These people brought it onto themselves. They became media hogs who happened to have signed on the dotted line. Egos? Maybe! A quick buck? Maybe! Caught up in their own media hype? Definitely.

I was shocked when I saw all the people lining up to meet Kate at a recent home show. TLC and the Jon & Kate + 8 producers did an A+ job in selling this woman as an everyMom. While fans fawned.. I asked... where were the kids on this tour? With Jon? With show wranglers? What is she selling in these books? How to be a good mother while out on a national book tour? Was she just trying to imitate Bonnie Hunt (while Jon was playing the Steve Martin role) from the Cheaper By The Dozen remake? To me there was a certain uncertainty about a woman who could hawk books about the hardship in the day to day rearing of 8 kids all the while not being at home rearing 8 kids.

Is the show over? Not at 5 million viewers a week, it's not over by any means right now says the TLC Channel. When you find a money maker on cable TV, you milk that golden cow until its udders fall off.

I just hope that Kate's next partner will be accepted just as quick and as favorably as Kelly Ripa was when Regis divorced Kathy Lee during the run of their hit show.

As for Jon, if the show survives with him on it, it won't be from his popularity. The show's train wreck success comes from Kate's trademark whining. But dear Jon, look at it this way... Lucy didn't need Desi to appear in any of her post divorce/post I Love Lucy series either.

And yes.. let's say it in unison... At this point... It's time to look out for the kids' welfare! But really.. wasn't any concern for them thrown out the window when they were made pawns by being raised in this media circus? Quiet! It's interview time!

Reality TV gets real with the divorce of Jon and Kate... now can we watch how divorce lawyers make money milking the system? Wait! This series may just be informational (and do some good) after all.

And be sure to check out How I Sawz It!

~ MJ Ferruzza

Divorce News Part Two

Since Blogger starts having fits if we approach or go over 1000 comments per post, I'm starting a new one for the divorce discussion.

Free Discussion 6/27 - 7/3

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A Publicists Take

The following was sent to us by a reader. She said that as the owner of a publicist/media relations/crisis communications firm, she had been thinking about what she would say to Kate if she had the chance. She sat down and put it all on paper and wanted to share it with the readers here. She does not, and says she will not, work for Kate.

Submitted by Gosslip Girl

Two Requested Comments...

The following were both posted originally as comments. It was requested to make them both main posts and since one works off the other, a joint post was born. Thank you to LA TV industry insider and Advice From Someone in Marketing for their thought provoking comments. continue

Divorce News


I concede defeat. Honestly this is not a post I thought I'd ever make. Now it looks like it will have to join the tabloids as a weekly topic.

Should Jon and Kate Have Aired the Breakup on TV

I had mixed feelings about a couple announcing their divorce on national TV before it aired. Now that I've seen clips of it and read comments for four hours last night, I'm pretty sure it was a very bad idea. There it is for the parents' relatives and friends to see and for them and the court to review at any time.

Then there are the children whose friends have already seen the disintegration of their family and now will know and have seen more than most kids should know about their own parents' divorce. TLC IMO should have had the decency to start the hiatus before this episode and instead wanted one more ratings grab. At least TLC is putting the show on hiatus. Story from US Weekly. The LA Times link within that story has info on piecing the episodes together.

I was surprised this morning to see that Kevin and Jodi had spoken out.

What do our readers think? Should Jon and Kate have known better than to feed the ratings? Are they as fascinated by the ratings as TLC? Was TLC ghoulish to actually announce the divorce as part of an episode?

Someone asked why I had mixed feelings. Before the episode aired, there was a chance that they could have made the announcement with some class. As in the last two minutes say we sadly must let you know that we are undergoing difficulties and will be separating. We appreciate your kind thoughts and ask that you respect our and our children's privacy at this time. The standard Hollywood comment. They didn't go that way.

Houses and Big Changes Recap

This is the show where Jon and Kate will be making a huge announcement! I can hardly wait!

Jon warns us that this is the hardest episode ever. I appreciate his warning and prop toothpicks into my eyelids to keep from dozing off.

There it comes! The big reveal is that Kate's "goal is peace for the kids". OMG! I had no idea! continue


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Houses and Big Changes - June 22

Changes are happening at the Gosselin home. Not only are the kids getting new play houses, but bigger changes are happening in their lives. After much discussion, Jon & Kate are ready to make an announcement about the future.

60 minutes

Tabloids and Websites - June 22


Just go to People.com, TMZ, etc to read about it.


Here's a spot to try to keep them together this week. You can also put the TV shows talking about the Gosselins here.

Julie Speaks About the Big Announcement

Her new blog post is here.

This Would Be Closer to the Truth

Fake tears and dramatic announcements aside, this is closer to reality! Enjoy this video and while there, check out their previous work.


Speculation for Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First Ten Years

Currently set to air on June 29.

We re-visit the story of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their two sets of multiples. How did they end up where they are today? Newly discovered home video footage of Jon and Kate enlightens viewers on the struggles and triumphs of this entertaining family.

We Have a Saturday Karazee Komment Winner

You haven't deleted a single anonymous comment that I have seen...there are at least 30 up right now.

First of all, Kate and Jon have nothing to do with TLC's trying to gain ratings.

Thinking that the subjects of the show run it is foolish.

And now, to the three that run this post: Hello Busy Bodies with Nothing Better To Do But Judge: I read your blog. What a piece of crap that is. Not content with your own lives, you decide to meddle in the lives of TV reality characters under the auspices that you are helping the children?

continued

Thank you, Jeff. There is so much here that I'm not sure where to begin. Perhaps asking why he thinks having a blog requires that we also be on Twitter and Facebook? He seems to have missed that we are now on Facebook. Enjoy.

Free Discussion 6/20 - 6/26

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Monday June 22 - The Big Announcement Speculation

To centralize the discussion, here's a spot. We'll have an official episode post on Monday afternoon.

Changes are happening at the Gosselin home. Not only are the kids getting new play houses, but bigger changes are happening in their lives. After much discussion, Jon & Kate are ready to make an announcement about the future.

In Touch Weekly Scans

Here is the full article for the June 29, 2009, In Touch.

Please remember, just like the other post, to keep discussion to this particular incident and family. Thank you.

Cover, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6.

Bikes & Trikes Recap

On this completely real, not at all staged or poorly acted episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon and Kate are given bikes by the nice guys at Orange County Choppers. Ignore the fact that you already were told that Jon was paying for his bike in the American Chopper episode that aired five days before this. Or that you already read about here or saw this entire episode if you watched the American Chopper episode when it first aired or the repeat right before this episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Tonight’s special guest stars are Paul Senior, Paul Junior, and Mikey Teutul from TLC’s American Chopper. continue


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