All You Wanted to Know

Jon and Kate have a new episode coming up - All You Wanted to Know where people had to sign a waiver to even submit a question. They've already had a Frequently Asked Questions episode and two viewer question episodes. Do you still have questions that they haven't been asked? I know some of the answers haven't been exactly full explanations either. What questions do you want to be answered by Jon and Kate?

93 comments:

Marissa said...

It will be interesting to see what kinds of questions they answer. I doubt it will be anything revealing. I would like to know how Jon and Kate think the show has affected their children.

PR said...

Waiver huh? I wonder what that said. So strange. Yea..those questions will be carefully screened.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I submitted a question a while back when TLC posted a link on their site, but something tells me mine wasn't considered :)

Onomatopoeia said...

I have several for Kate, none of which would pass muster, I'm sure:

1. Does your hair do that on its own or does someone actually pay to have it cut and styled that way?

2. Where's Nana Janet?

3. Did Figure 8 Productions install the window treatments in your new home?

4. How would you like it if you were forced to sleep on the laundry room floor when you were puking your insides out?

5. What's the weight of an unladen swallow?

Bookmom said...

I have always felt that friends are one of life's great joys; and that children need role models both inside and outside of the family. I would not have made it through my kids toddler stages without good friends to laugh with! I would love to ask Kate-

1. Do you and Jon have adult friendships that support you?
2. How do you encourage friendships for Mady and Cara so that they feel they have a life of their own instead of always being an arm of the "Gosselin 8?"
3. How do you encourage friendships for the 'tups so that they too can feel they are individuals with strong self esteem?

I truly hope a lot of friendship goes on and we just are not seeing it on camera but I get a feeling it doesn't because it would be out of Kate's control.

ICExploitation said...

They don't owe us, they are not required to tell us how much their house cost, the square footage of it, or even where it is but they could tell us how their family is really doing and how much longer they plan on continuing the show.

I disagree.
When Jon and Kate continue to roam from Church to Church, from venue to venue stating they have no college funds for their children, I think the public has a right to question how much their mansion costs and where the money came from. They may not literally "cry poor", but when they regale their sob stories about "how hard it WAS" it still leaves the impression of "how hard 8 must be".
I think they make enough from the show and exploiting their children.

Well Behaved Children Need Role Models said...

What happened between J&K and the grandparents to make it so "they aren't involved in our everyday lives" ?

The previously supplied J&K answers to this question are pure crap.

IRATEb/cofKate said...

I know it's been said again and again...but I want to know the truth about their families, their "friends" and their helpers.

I was just watching the reruns last night and Jon said something like..."We now know that we can take them places with only one helper (Jenni)." Was this just an excuse as to where all the other helpers are? Kind of ironic how the next episode was when they went caroling and thanked all the people that helped them throughout the year.

We Don't Know said...

I think this has the potential to be a great episode. As long as Jon and Kate don't give their standard answers. I do realize that we dont have the right to expect Jon and Kate to delve into private issues but I do think there are some questions they can answer. They don't owe us, they are not required to tell us how much their house cost, the square footage of it, or even where it is but they could tell us how their family is really doing and how much longer they plan on continuing the show. The fact that we are allowed into their household is plenty more than they are required to give us. However in light of their resent actions I do see how people think they owe us an explanation.

But are we not all here for the best interest of the children? So does it really matter what they give us as answers? Not really because whether you believe it or not we are only shown one half hour of their lives, once a week. So until we live in the Gosselin household we really have no idea what is going on, whether it be bad or good.

We Don't Know said...

ICExploitation said...
They don't owe us, they are not required to tell us how much their house cost, the square footage of it, or even where it is but they could tell us how their family is really doing and how much longer they plan on continuing the show.

I disagree.
When Jon and Kate continue to roam from Church to Church, from venue to venue stating they have no college funds for their children, I think the public has a right to question how much their mansion costs and where the money came from. They may not literally "cry poor", but when they regale their sob stories about "how hard it WAS" it still leaves the impression of "how hard 8 must be".
I think they make enough from the show and exploiting their children.


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Actually its my understanding that Jon and Kate no longer go begging for money at churches. And it must be hard to live in the publics eye and continually have people critiquing your every move.

shawna said...

There's absolutely nothing else I want to know about these Kons.

Virginia said...

I know too much about this pair of con artists. They wouldn't know the truth if it smacked them across the face.

ruthy said...

We don't know said....

Actually its my understanding that Jon and Kate no longer go begging for money at churches. And it must be hard to live in the publics eye and continually have people critiquing your every move.

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I am sorry but it is their choice to be in the public's eye. They thrive on it. If they didn't they could pack-it-up and call it a day with the filming of their show!

ICExploitation said...

Actually its my understanding that Jon and Kate no longer go begging for money at churches

I beg to differ - please refer to the "engagements" link on the home page.

They still retell the old stories of how they used to be. While they don't right out "beg" - they still are ambiguous about their current standing and they sure as hell don't say no to basket being passed.

zoey said...

i agree with Ruthy.
if life is getting the best of them, stop doing the t.v show. everyday people survive with out the need of a reality show.
when you put yourself on a show especially a "reality" show, you invited the good and the bad!

Melissa Gentry said...

So until we live in the Gosselin household we really have no idea what is going on, whether it be bad or good.

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We see enough!

We Don't Know said...

Actually if you click on the engagements button it doesnt tell all the events. Ive noticed that there is a tendency here to post only the negative so I wouldnt be surprised if it only had some events. Your right they don't say no to donations but if they did wouldn't everybody say that they think they are too good for donations. Its bad for them either way so why wouldn't they take the money when they are going to be bad mouthed no matter what decision they make? I understand that they got them selves into this situation but what we are doing is not helping them, and if we arent helping them we arent helping the kids.

MichelleS said...

Ha! The only questions i could think to ask are the ones Kate wouldnt dare to answer. Her reply would be "i refuse to answer that, or we dont discuss that to the public"..

Travis Noodle said...

Now we are into waivers.

These people take themselves way too seriously.

Are J&K requesting a waiver or is it the production company/TLC? The must have something to hide.

Sheesh.

Lori McKabe said...

Kate was interviewed not long ago and she was still claiming how she keeps a notebook of how much each item in the store costs when she goes grocery shopping. I call BS on this.

Better yet, I call BS on this episode as well because everything they say will be fabricated.

It is plain and simple....

Storyline:

1) Two lazy parents.
2) Expects everything handed to them anyway.
3) Sense of entitlement.
4) Decided to have an abundant amount of children even though neither one of them had a job.
5)Exploited the children.
6)Expected the children to work even though they don't.
7) Got rich off their children.
8)Living the high life.
9)Don't know what is reality and what is made up so they just lie their way through life.
10) Arrogant and selfish people playing "house"

Those are the answers you will see.

aldergator said...

KON is still on the church circuit. They are scheduled to be at my church on 3/20. It is my understanding that the church is paying them an appearance fee and no love offering will be taken. Ticket sales are bad(lordy be) to the point they are now offering balcony seats for $5(regularly $15). To quote Dream Girls" I'm tellin' you I'm not goin"'

Maria said...

I don't want to know anything.

What I would like to ask is Kate and Jon's definition of

WANTS and NEEDS

They certainly don't know the REAL meaning of either word. Kate certainly throws out the word "NEEDS" a lot but she really means "WANTS."

lisak said...

I think this episode will be just another attempt to justify and explain away lies and everything they have been doing wrong.

cash-flow mama said...

What questions do you want to be answered by Jon and Kate?

When is it going to end????

Ravello said...

I would ask if they had concerns about instilling the work ethic in their children, since they do not work themselves.
I would ask if they are required to repay the state of PA for thte Medicaid nurse since they apparently have come into substantial sums of money.
I would ask them if they feel they love and treat each of their children equally.
I would ask if they are concerned that the boys and Alexis will have problems with self esteem.
I would ask Kate what kind of a device she uses on the back of her head to get the porcupine look.
I would ask them what caused the breach with their parents, Jodi, Kevin and Beth.

ugh said...

I don't want to know anything.

What I would like to ask is Kate and Jon's definition of

WANTS and NEEDS

They certainly don't know the REAL meaning of either word. Kate certainly throws out the word "NEEDS" a lot but she really means "WANTS."

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I want to ask Kate the meaning of "organic". I bet $ that she doesn't know what it REALLY means.

Rita H. said...

We will hear a half a dozen times how they are "doing the best they can." "people shouldn't judge us until they walk in our shoes."

Like one person commented above, I call BS! :)

Never Been to a Spa said...

I would like to ask Kate about her comment on one of the earlier episodes where she went to the Spa with Beth.

Kate stated that going to the Spa "makes you a better Mommy."

Hmmm....how's that workin for ya, Kate?

RuthinVA said...

We Don't Know said...
Actually if you click on the engagements button it doesnt tell all the events. Ive noticed that there is a tendency here to post only the negative so I wouldnt be surprised if it only had some events. Your right they don't say no to donations but if they did wouldn't everybody say that they think they are too good for donations. Its bad for them either way so why wouldn't they take the money when they are going to be bad mouthed no matter what decision they make? I understand that they got them selves into this situation but what we are doing is not helping them, and if we arent helping them we arent helping the kids.

1/07/2009 11:20 AM

Your statement: Your right they don't say no to donations but if they did wouldn't everybody say that they think they are too good for donations. That makes absolutely no sense to me at all. They could donate the money right back to the church and say use this for your.......... or they could tell the people to donate to a charity of their choice. If the Jon and Kate PR people are going to continue to post on this site could you please find some that at least have a little intelligence. These PR people trying to explain and justify actions to me are doing nothing but giving me a better understanding of Jon's and Kate's level of intelligence and their inability to understand reality.

wicked witch has arrived in wernersville said...

My question probably not be chosen:Does the IRS know the real amount of money you have really made?

FXfanatic said...

For all who say we only see 22 minutes a week.
I beg to differ.
This show is on sometimes 7 hours a day!
They may have been filmed different times but we are overflowed with their home life, more than just 22 minutes a week.
Also, if this is how she behaves when being filmed, I cannot imagine what she is like when the cameras are off. Poor little rich kids.

FXfanatic said...

They may not be collecting "love offerings" but I bet they will be selling pictures of the kids for $20.

Something Negative said...

FXfanatic said...
They may not be collecting "love offerings" but I bet they will be selling pictures of the kids for $20.


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And if they gave them away for free you would be much happier right? Or if they chose not to sell any? No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.

Stefanie said...

I would like to ask Kate about her comment on one of the earlier episodes where she went to the Spa with Beth.

Kate stated that going to the Spa "makes you a better Mommy."

Hmmm....how's that workin for ya, Kate?
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If Kate were answering this question she would probably say something along the lines of the following:

"Well I am not sure that I was able to totally take this particular spa day because before I went Aidan, Collin, and Alexa were driving me nuts. So, I could not fully take in the day the way I wanted to. Maybe I can have another day at the spa soon. After all I deserve it after taking care of eight children."

Then she would turn and wink at the producers as a sign of her saying that she would like a sponsor to donate another spa day to her. After all she is a VERY VERY important celebrity.

ICExploitation said...

No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.

There are also a lot of people who no matter what Jon and Kate do or what they say, will defend it, rationalize it and justify it.

While we are on the subject of "helping" children, I am not an advocate of the Gosselin children per se. While I don't think the parents should be using them for their only source of income, I don't believe it is mine or "society's" responsibility to raise them.

Hopefully when this fiasco ends, no else wants to hear them speak, the freebies dry up, etc. Jon and Kate will have saved enough from clipping coupons, that they will be able to support their brood accordingly.

RuthinVA said...

Something Negative said...
FXfanatic said...
They may not be collecting "love offerings" but I bet they will be selling pictures of the kids for $20.


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And if they gave them away for free you would be much happier right? Or if they chose not to sell any? No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.

1/07/2009 5:49 PM
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My concern is the children. Your boss Kate will do many unscrupulous things to make money. Many of which hurt her children. If you choose not to see that, there is nothing I can say to change your mind. I also want you to know there is nothing you can post to change my mind. Our opinions on this blog are easy to understand. Your going around you elbow to get to your thumb justifcations are doing nothing to change my mind. We will continue to enlighten people with our opinions, but your weak post are doing nothing to help the Gosselins.

ruthy said...

RuthinVA I think you are brillant with your posts! Keep them coming!

TheOtherAshley said...

Something Negative said...
FXfanatic said...
They may not be collecting "love offerings" but I bet they will be selling pictures of the kids for $20.


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And if they gave them away for free you would be much happier right? Or if they chose not to sell any? No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.

1/07/2009 5:49 PM
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or....they can stop giving away pictures of their kids to strangers all together! problem solved.
its creepy enough that theyre on tv almost every day and have a photo album coming out for purchase soon.
the people that buy these things have some issues, if you ask me. i dont want pictures of stranger's kids on display at my house. what do these people do with them after they purchase them?
kon dont care about the well-being of their kids at all and it is sickening.

RuthinVA said...

ruthy said...
RuthinVA I think you are brillant with your posts! Keep them coming!

1/07/2009 6:54 PM
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Thank you so much, but I am far from brillant and furthermore I can't spell worth a damn. I haven't been able to spell since I took a speed reading course years ago. I refuse to use to spell check because I am trying to make myself aware of spelling correctly all the time. So, I know I have too many post out there where the spelling is ungodly but I can see improvement and am not worried as much about spelling as I am getting my point across. Thanks again.

Pollywog said...

I agree they need better PR folks, yawn. Same old double talk.

And I agree with the only answer I want is when are they going to stop pimping out the kids and support the family they wanted so badly and give them the privacy they want so badly. Worse people ever never mind parents.

goawayJandK said...

I would ask them where they stopped on the way back from Maui to allow the kids to readjust to East-coast time. They were so concerned about the time change on the way there they had to have a 5 day San Diego layover after all.............

IRATEb/cofKate said...

goawayJandK said...

I would ask them where they stopped on the way back from Maui to allow the kids to readjust to East-coast time. They were so concerned about the time change on the way there they had to have a 5 day San Diego layover after all.............

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Good thinking! I'm surprised they didn't have to make a quick trip to the Grand Canyon.

On another note...it would be interesting to ask Jon and Kate where they see themselves in 20 years (or even 15). Will they have relationships with their children still? Not if their children learn from the terrific examples their parents have been!!!

ThreeFarmers said...

I think this show will be nothing but a bunch of back-handed, twisted attempt to side-step any real issue presented to them.

bec128 said...

This may be off the subject ,but I recently watched the episode where Kate put joel on the laundry room floor after throwing up on "His new comforter"I was absolutley disgusted. I really thought the cupcake episode was truly the worst.So I guess my question/questions would be...

1.Was it really necessary to hurry up get him out of bed,rip his bed apart,give him a bath,and throw him in the laundry room with a pail like a dog and go about your business?Because god forbid you take the comforter off the bed put it in a bag,wash your son up with a warm wash cloth and put him somewhere comfortable where you could keep a eye on him?Like the couch maybe,so he doesn't choke on his own vomit.

2.Ha Ha as for Jon it was so funny at the dinner table as your son is lying on a cold ass floor because your wife is a whack job. when you put his plate where he should be and said this is for Joel and your wife says "awww honey"?What took you so long to go save him.

I'm sorry but this was truly and utterly appaling.I will no longer blog about them speak of them ,or watch them again.If anyone in this world does not think that,that was neglectful then delusion is all around.

Whatever I'm so done I hope someone intervines soon for the sake of those children......

Gloria said...

Ravello said...
I would ask if they had concerns about instilling the work ethic in their children, since they do not work themselves.
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They have instilled a total work ethic in the children - the kids work to support Kon. To quote Kate, "the show is our life and our life is the show."

Mary said...

they need to pay Pa baack for that nurse..they need to pay back Giant Grocery for the $5,000.00 gift card..they need to make a public thank you to all the helpers
WHAT were you thinking when you dismissed Jodi from the children's lives?
WHAT were you thinking dismissing the grandparents?
WHAT were you thinking everytime you open your mouth and embarass your husband on public TV?
WHAT were you thinking in that plastic chair???

BostonBean said...

Are you going to sue your hairdresser?
What are your plans for getting jobs in the future?
When are you going to reconcile with all of your family members?
Explain what you meant in that recent interview where you said that you were doing your best to bring the kids up to be hard-working people. What are they using for role models?

heidiiiii said...

If you want everything to be organic, why havent you grown your own fruits and vegetables?

I know why. Cause it is work and it is dirty. Remember when Sara Snow came on and had Kate wipe the mushrooms? She told her you should never wash mushrooms with water (it makes them mushy) and a little bit of dirt isnt going to kill you. (not exact words). Do you think Kate actually ate that meal? Did she make everybody vomit after Sara left and then made them swish their mouths out with Purell?

goawayJandK said...

I would ask if they had concerns about instilling the work ethic in their children, since they do not work themselves.
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They have instilled a total work ethic in the children - the kids work to support Kon. To quote Kate, "the show is our life and our life is the show."
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If you listen to the Opie and Anthony clips,(another thread on the home page) Kate says something like "we are raising our kids to be hard working people/adults" .
They are doing just that, and started them at the tender ages of 4 and -1 year.

goawayJandK said...

Was it really necessary to hurry up get him out of bed,rip his bed apart,give him a bath,and throw him in the laundry room with a pail like a dog and go about your business?Because god forbid you take the comforter off the bed put it in a bag,wash your son up with a warm wash cloth and put him somewhere comfortable where you could keep a eye on him?

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Ah, yes, the infamous "Joelgate" episode. One of the worst.

Not to give Kate any credit, because she is a witch, but I don't think washing the bedding right away is an issue. The longer it sits, the nastier it gets. The issue with this episode is Kate putting her very sick child who has a fever on thin blanket on the laundry room floor. Unfreakin' believable.

timetogokon said...

BostonBean said...
Are you going to sue your hairdresser?
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I have never commented on Kate's hair, but that made me laugh out loud =)

btw : went to school/lived in Beantown for 15 years !!!

Barbara said...

I don't understand, Mary, why they should be expected to pay back Giant Grocery $5,000. As you said, it was a GIFT card.

Merrilee said...

goawayJandK said...
Was it really necessary to hurry up get him out of bed,rip his bed apart,give him a bath,and throw him in the laundry room with a pail like a dog and go about your business?Because god forbid you take the comforter off the bed put it in a bag,wash your son up with a warm wash cloth and put him somewhere comfortable where you could keep a eye on him?

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Ah, yes, the infamous "Joelgate" episode. One of the worst.

Not to give Kate any credit, because she is a witch, but I don't think washing the bedding right away is an issue. The longer it sits, the nastier it gets. The issue with this episode is Kate putting her very sick child who has a fever on thin blanket on the laundry room floor. Unfreakin' believable.

1/08/2009 9:06 AM

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When Jon came home (he worked in those days) he found Joel there and put him in Jon and Kate's room "so he could watch TV." I wonder what Kate said when she found out that Jon thought for himself and moved the sick child. Jon could do these things more often, don't you think? He IS their father, after all.

my9cats said...

Sign a waiver to ask a question??!!
HTH do these people think they are?
And of course the baa baa sheeple will comply.

Katemakesmesick said...

I would love to ask Kate, "WHY would you allow TLC to portray you the way that they do?!"

In other words, she would either have to say, "Well, this is exactly the way I am---it's not the editing." or "Actually, I am much worse in real life. They are showing the best of me that they can."

OR

She would have to say, "I don't care how I am portrayed, as long as I make a lot of money. I would do ANYthing for money."

I would also LOVE to ask her, "What business do you have speaking at churches and calling yourselves inspirational?! WHY do you treat your husband and most of your children in such a disrespectful, very unbiblical way?!"

I may just get that chance, as she is speaking at my church in a few weeks, something which upsets me VERY much!

FXfanatic said...

No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.

Not true at all!
We would LOVE to see them do something decent.
I would LOVE not to have so much to criticize and I don't LOOK for it, it jumps out at me!

ThreeFarmers said...

No matter what the Gosselin's do somebody is going to have something negative to say.


Everything they do is the product of their exploited children and the misrepresented collection of charitable dollars from well-meaning donors.

What's positive about that?

The only positive thing they could possibly do is take themselves, and especially their children, out of the public eye and support their family without having to rely on the generosity of strangers or the popularity of their children.

Unfortunately, the past cannot be erased and J&K will ALWAYS be the parents who traded their children's privacy and dignity for fame (infamy, more accurately) and money.

OrganicallyNotImpressed said...

Ugh said:

I want to ask Kate the meaning of "organic". I bet $ that she doesn't know what it REALLY means.


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I'd like to know this too. As a family who eats 100% organic (and I know Kate has never said they are 100% but she loves to imply it), I'd love to know Kate's beliefs on this issue.

Although I do believe she eats organic only because she thinks it's "trendy" and it makes her one of the "cool" kids. Which is why she or Jon have to point it out when something is organic.

By the way every time they do this it makes me cringe. I surely don't tell my friends that we had organic chicken, organic potatoes, and organic corn for dinner. We simply have chicken, potatoes, and corn. No need to label the food, just eat it and keep it to yourself. No one is impressed.

ugh said...

I'd like to know this too. As a family who eats 100% organic (and I know Kate has never said they are 100% but she loves to imply it), I'd love to know Kate's beliefs on this issue.

Although I do believe she eats organic only because she thinks it's "trendy" and it makes her one of the "cool" kids. Which is why she or Jon have to point it out when something is organic.

By the way every time they do this it makes me cringe. I surely don't tell my friends that we had organic chicken, organic potatoes, and organic corn for dinner. We simply have chicken, potatoes, and corn. No need to label the food, just eat it and keep it to yourself. No one is impressed.
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EXACTLY MY POINT. Kate thinks "organic" is how the wealthy eat. To her, it's nothing more than a status symbol to try and convince herself and others that she is upper class. But, Kate, I hate to tell you but organic FLUFF is still 100% processed sugar...........

Since your family eats 100% organic, how do you handle eating out? Do you eat organic at home but kinda go with the flow when out, do you bring your own food, etc?

search for truth said...

I have a few I'd ask:

1.) How much money did those fertility treatments cost and did Jon's dad pay for those?
2.) Sorry that he passed but how much did he leave you money wise as he was a pediatric dentist? How much money did you have in savings as your website begged for over a year about your dire financial situation?
3.) Why did it take you three seasons to explain free trips, craft services those things? Oh I forgot, you refer to life as years not seasons hehe.
4.) Why don't you refuse to accept gifts that you obviously sell the next year anyway, in the name of giving back?
5.) How much money has been donated in total by people since the begging began and what does each episode pay?
6.) How much money do Jon and Kate set aside for college discounting those picture sales?
7.) We gather your family doesn't appreciate your show/job what about Jons' family and where are Beth, Bob, Jodi, Kevin and as of late Ginny?
8.) What happened on that NC/VA property now you seem to have moved within state?
9.) How many gifts were purchased at K-Mart 27 or 60 and most of all did you actually pay for them.
10.) Who spent Christmas with you, film crew excluded?

That should keep you busy for now. BTW I would sign a waiver if they answered all that.

yeaisaidthat said...

Do they (J & K) believe in all honesty that they are 'doing the best they can' for their children?

Somewhereinoh said...

Why would any one be expected to sign a waiver to ask a question? Furthermore, why would any one sign a waiver just to ask these two posers a question?
What exactly is the question asker waiving in exhange for the priviledge of asking a question?
Exploit the children; J & K are all for it as long as there is a personal or monetary reward in it for them. But if you want to ask a question, you better sign on the dotted line.

MaryD said...

Somewhereinoh said...
Why would any one be expected to sign a waiver to ask a question?

That is exactly what I was wondering. Not meaning to be sarcastic but what is the purpose? If anyone on this blog knows about these things, maybe through their job, could you explain it? It seems totally weird to me.

goawayJandK said...

When Jon came home (he worked in those days) he found Joel there and put him in Jon and Kate's room "so he could watch TV." I wonder what Kate said when she found out that Jon thought for himself and moved the sick child. Jon could do these things more often, don't you think? He IS their father, after all.
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You have just described what bothers me MOST about Jon. We have seen many flashes of normalcy from him :he's great with the kids, he is affectionate with them, he doesn't care about keeping them spotless, he's very hands on and very capable. THEN....we see the other side of him that allows Kate to treat him like a servant, treat family and friends horribly and keeps the show going . Jon is not a strong person and needs a good, honest wife to guide him in the right direction. Katie Irene is NOT that wife.

NDmom said...

aldergator said...

KON is still on the church circuit. They are scheduled to be at my church on 3/20. It is my understanding that the church is paying them an appearance fee and no love offering will be taken. Ticket sales are bad(lordy be) to the point they are now offering balcony seats for $5(regularly $15). To quote Dream Girls" I'm tellin' you I'm not goin"'

1/07/2009 11:38 AM


aldergator: Please let us know what you hear about the event at your church on 3/20. I would love to hear what people thought/said. In fact, maybe you should get a $5 balcony seat and try asking a tough question. Either way, it would be great to hear how it went. Thanks!

Amy said...

This question is for any journalist or someone working in the field. When celebrities are interviewed do journalists typically sign waivers? I hear sometimes that interviewers are told by the celebs handlers not to talk about a specific subject, but I don't recall actually having to sign a waiver. I do not work in the field, but am curious about this. Hopefully someone in the field will enlighten me. Thanks

Exhausted said...

I was struggling with the whole waiver idea. Why would they need that to be signed? It's not as though it's a live show with people asking questions live. Further, they are able to freely pick which questions they wish to answer. So why the waiver? This is what I came up with: could they be planning yet ANOTHER book, and this one would be a huge "all your questions answered" deal. The waiver would be so that you would relinquish all rights to the question you posed, and they wouldn't have to worry about anyone claiming they are owed anything.

When they saw what relatively easy money their book brought in compared with the hassle of going to speaking engagements or playing with your kids on camera, maybe a third or fourth book sounds like a good idea. And if they promise to answer a lot of questions, they figure it might sell. Just a thought...

RuthinVA said...

Go Away J&K said...Jon is not a strong person and needs a good, honest wife to guide him in the right direction. Katie Irene is NOT that wife.

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There are plenty of men like Jon. They just don't get taken advantage of like Kate takes advantage of Jon. Everybody has their shortcomings and attributes, we would see Jon's attributes a lot more if Kate wasn't in the picture. I understand he can be imature and has a undesirable work history, but he was saddled with a lot at an early age and then throwing Kate in mix can't be easy. I think he feels intimidated by Kate and she likes that feeling (notice I said feeling)of being superior. I think a lot of the things Jon does that leaves us wondering are done to please Kate and get her approval.
I can tell you right now I wouldn't live with Kate for the house, the TLC fee or the book comission. The woman has too many issues for someone without a medical degree to handle.

I guess Kate's attribute is her skill of reproduction (even if she did need help).

ruthy said...

Hey Aldergator!

I agree with NDmom. It would be very interesting if someone that posts here often were to go to one of their "engagements". I would like to know if they pass the "love offering" plate around. I would love to know what Kate and or Jon have to really say!

ruthy said...

I agree with RuthinVA.

There are a lot of men out there just like Jon that get taken advantage of and bullied by their wives. It's just too bad that ALL of the world gets to see it happen to Jon....although it is his choice.

imjustsayin said...

"How much money did you have in savings as your website begged for over a year about your dire financial situation?"

I have read it was about $30,000.
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Search for truth, love your questions. I would sign a waiver for the true answers to those questions, too.

Gloria said...

"Katemakesmesick said...
I would love to ask Kate, "WHY would you allow TLC to portray you the way that they do?!"

In other words, she would either have to say, "Well, this is exactly the way I am---it's not the editing." or "Actually, I am much worse in real life. They are showing the best of me that they can."

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Kate has already said a couple of times that the show fairly portrays their life. She allows it to happen for one reason: $$$$. Same rason she allows her children to be exploited.

yesisaidthat said, "Do they (J & K) believe in all honesty that they are 'doing the best they can' for their children?"

Now that is the qustion of the century. Anyone think we will ever get an honest answer to that one?

Tami said...

But are we not all here for the best interest of the children? So does it really matter what they give us as answers? Not really because whether you believe it or not we are only shown one half hour of their lives, once a week. So until we live in the Gosselin household we really have no idea what is going on, whether it be bad or good.
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You ask: Are we not all here for the best interest of the children? Well, that is ONE reason. But as it has been said time and again, this blog was not created for that sole purpose. However, are YOU really here for that purpose? Because the comments I have seen from you on various threads are not about that at all but are about telling people they have no right to feel negatively about KON, how no one really knows anything even though they admit themselves they are portrayed accurately on tv, etc. I can't see why people come to complain about others not liking them, but whatever :::shrug:::

yeaisaidthat said...

But are we not all here for the best interest of the children? So does it really matter what they give us as answers? Not really because whether you believe it or not we are only shown one half hour of their lives, once a week. So until we live in the Gosselin household we really have no idea what is going on, whether it be bad or good.


I may not live in the Gosselin household but their 1/2 hour, once a week reality show provides enough proof for me that the Gosselin children ARE being exploited.

RuthinVA said...

I do not understand why people think if you are here for the best interest of the children it means you can't say anything else about Kate. Kate is like an onion she has many layers that make up personality and character. Most of the things we talk about hurt the children maybe not directly but indirectly.
She has poor judgement. It could be anything from letting the twins using the stove to making the one child sleep in the basement,and a lot in between.
She does not tell the truth. It could be anything from accepting love offerings saying she needs money to staged episodes about making annual soup, and a lot in between.
she belittles her husband. It could be anything from his weight to telling the children what type of father he is because she is still cleaning the kitchen and he asks her if she needs anything ironed on a night they are going out, and a lot in between.
She makes fun of her children. It could be anything from trying to act like them in a unbelievable way during a couch interview or her condecending way she answers Mady, when Mady is not aligned with Kates lies, and a lot in between.
She believes she is one to give advise on raising children when time out is as ordinary as using the bathroom and she feels pitting one child against the other helps the situation, and a lot in between.
She believes she is self righteous and doing the best she can when clearly she can see how her actions effect her children more than most of us because it is taped for the whole world to see over and over.
She thinks she is always right even when it is obvious her pinecones would have stuck out above the top of the box keeping them from fitting on the top shelf to scolding Jon about shoes to wear at the NICU picnic because Jon didn't explain the rain well enough.
She thinks she is superior to her entire family by nodding at the camera to make a point proving she is right about something that makes no difference one way or another.
She lets out that awful scream all the time like at the entrance to
DW or riding a child's amusement park ride and then sits back and wonders why her children scream.
Kate is her own worst enemy and is not bright enough to see it.
These are the things I would like to ask her about. I would like to know if she understand the detriment she is causing her children by her everyday actions.

pic said...

Amy said...
This question is for any journalist or someone working in the field. When celebrities are interviewed do journalists typically sign waivers? I hear sometimes that interviewers are told by the celebs handlers not to talk about a specific subject, but I don't recall actually having to sign a waiver. I do not work in the field, but am curious about this. Hopefully someone in the field will enlighten me. Thanks

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Normally, the PR person meets with the celebrity ahead of time to tell them what not to say, as well as to give them talking points. Occasionally, a PR person will attend the interview.

I don't recall ever signing a waiver. I have been required to show press ID and, and on rare occasions, had background checks done.

When I read about a "no reporters" rule on J&K speaking engagements, I had to wonder what happens if a reporter is a member of that church.

THERESA said...

I would love to ask Kate a few things:

Lordy Be Kate:

1. Why do 4 almost 5 year old still wear bibs? Are the bibs going to Kindergarten with them?
They might need them when they color, paint, read and drink milk

2. These children drink way to much juice. I certainly hope you are watering the juice down.

3.Also, why do these kids still take naps?? Maybe that is why Alexis is up early.

4.The most embarrsing moment I thought was when Kate exploed at Jon in Toys-r-Us when the tups were babies.

Something tells me she wouldn't answer these questions.

goawayjandk said...

There are plenty of men like Jon. They just don't get taken advantage of like Kate takes advantage of Jon. Everybody has their shortcomings and attributes, we would see Jon's attributes a lot more if Kate wasn't in the picture. I understand he can be imature and has a undesirable work history, but he was saddled with a lot at an early age and then throwing Kate in mix can't be easy. I think he feels intimidated by Kate and she likes that feeling (notice I said feeling)of being superior. I think a lot of the things Jon does that leaves us wondering are done to please Kate and get her approval.
I can tell you right now I wouldn't live with Kate for the house, the TLC fee or the book comission. The woman has too many issues for someone without a medical degree to handle.

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There are a lot of men out there just like Jon that get taken advantage of and bullied by their wives. It's just too bad that ALL of the world gets to see it happen to Jon....although it is his choice.

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My point was that Jon has shown multiple times he knows right from wrong and that Kate is a control freak witch of a wife. Unfortunately, he is not a strong enough person to stand up to Kate and say enough is enough.

Amy said...

Pic,
Thank you for the info.
--Amy

Petunia said...

I read the stats on the divorce rate of families with multiples is 70 percent so I'd say the odds are in favor of divorce even if Jon repeatedly claims he'd never do so as then he'd be the poorest man in the world (cry me a river, big baby, or man up and get a freaking job!)
Another thing that makes me wonder about their dynamic is seeing what a major witch she is to him on the current shows but yet hearing her on talks speak of how she took out her frustration, fears and what all on Jon during the early months first year so on post sextuplets birth is WOW if she was worse towards him then I don't even want to know what that house was like. I can only guess that her shrieking, clapping and so forth had to have been epic. I can't imagine what it did to the twins to have lived with Kate like that either. Kate is such a drama queen, screaming banshee over such small things like ice cream dripping and gum on lovies so just thinking of what those twins witnesses the first year of the tups lives seems to explain to me a lot of Cara's being with drawn and Mady being carbon copy Kate.

RuthinVA said...

My point was that Jon has shown multiple times he knows right from wrong and that Kate is a control freak witch of a wife. Unfortunately, he is not a strong enough person to stand up to Kate and say enough is enough.
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Your right he is not strong enough and living with her he never will be.

JenMD11 said...

I don't leave messages on here often, but I do enjoy reading your blog! My only concern, to play devil's advocate, is what if TLC really is creating characters here? I had a friend who did MTV's Real World a couple years ago and they made her out to be this huge witch when in reality she just had some bad days that were edited together to make her look bad. I really do feel sorry for the kids but I also would like to think that MAYBE TLC has created a character with Kate to keep people interested. I would like to know what she thinks about the editing. Because, not to defend her, but a lot of reality personalities have come out and said that the editing is pretty cruel.

Friend of a friend said...

I've heard from people who lived near her that this is indeed the real Kate. Some have even said that she's actually quite a bit worse than this a lot of the time. Just look at the comments on the net about how people say she's acted in stores, at the airport, at book signings. She makes no eye contact, she refuses to talk to people, and she's rude if people do try to talk to her. What you see is what is there and sometimes the best of what she is I'm told.

RuthinVA said...

someone said...
Because, not to defend her, but a lot of reality personalities have come out and said that the editing is pretty cruel.

1/10/2009 10:59 AM
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Well, she admits to all of her crazy behavior during couch interviews so..............Then tells Jon what he did wrong.........Then tells of her approval of her own behavior and then admits she thinks she did nothing wrong. The editing can't show what you didn't do. They aren't chopping up sentences and splicing them with other sentences.

aldergator said...

Hello All,

A few of you suggested I purchase a $5 ticket for the KON event at my church on 3/20. I would not pay $5 for them to come to my cold laundryroom floor(Poor Joel). Anyhoo, I will provide the info if any of you will be in the Atlanta area on that date. Tickets are from i-tickets.com and the best part is that the church asks for questions to be e-mailed to the minister in charge of the event, Craig Yoshihara(cyoshihara@rumc.com) No mention of signing waivers

Jerry said...

Anyone else notice Kate's new voice?

Chocolate said...

Why when I e-mail you and ask when you'll stop pimping out your kids you never respond?

Arieslikekate said...

I think that TLC sees the dark clouds on the horizon for KON, and the waivers are probably worded to cover TLC's ass in case anything happens.

Its not like the person asking the question is going to be sitting in the same room as KON or any of the kids.

I also doubt any negative type questions will make it past the KON censorship team.

Arieslikekate said...

I would ask JON if the new "vacation" home is really his new legal residence, when they are not filming?

njnolla said...

2 Questions that I think are reasonable. . .(and It meay be redundant, I've seen a few asking similar questions"

1.) Jon and Kate, do you have any friends? Ever go out with friends for a 'girls night out' or 'boys night'?

2.) Do Mady and Cara have any friends in school that they are actually allowed to play with outside of school and do 'normal' things like have sleep overs, go to birthday parties, etc. ? (I'd LOVE to hear from Mady and Cara on this one but we know that would never happen)

One of the main things that bothers me about these folks is how the stressed early on in the show that they just wanted the kids to be able to have 'normal' lives and do 'normal' kid things (because they thought it would too hard with 8 of them). Yet these days, nothing they do seems to be 'normal'. It might be half normal if it weren't for a camera crew following them around on sponsored trips and events 4 days out of the week.

eagles fan said...

"She makes no eye contact, she refuses to talk to people, and she's rude if people do try to talk to her."

Funny the above should be mentioned as I just had a conversation with someone who attends their church. Usually church communities are a social outlet for many christians but this person stated that the Gosselins never make eye contact with anyone - do not speak to anyone and this person said that she recently found herself in the ladies room at the same time as Kate. Kate looked the other way when my acquaintance started to say good morning.

I think the person who claims to be planning an article about the G's for a major magazine should try getting in touch with some of Kate's former co-workers at the hospital.

Nancy said...

"But are we not all here for the best interest of the children?"


Actually, I think some of us are here simply because we are interested in debating about the show. I have never been a "child advocate". I read here because opinions interest me.
If I could ask Jon and Kate one question, it would probably be regarding how long they intend to continue regular filming. I would not necessarily expect a truthful answer.

question said...

is there going to be another thread posted about this ep? it is coming on tonite