More and More have had Enough

The tides are turning and people are no longer amused.

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Thank you Adrienne for the link

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Decline

Thank you Jessica for the link

50 comments:

Its A Good Thing said...

Thanks for the link. Yippy! Somebody is finally catching on, other then people here I mean. :) It is dangerous for the kids and I would be so so beyond angry if the Gosselin's cause danger for my children!

Ravello said...

Bravo, I am on my feet applauding the brilliant article. One of the best summations I have read about the Gosselin mess.
If KON had limited themselves to a few specials a year to make a few extra bucks, that would have been fine with me. But they got caught up in a world of greed and ego and sacrificed their children's privacy, dignity and well being.

ROFL said...

Its strange but after the show wrapped this season I'm seeing more and more negative articles about these two KON's.

The timing is perfect - Maybe the pressure will get to Jane and they'll finally quit the show?!

beachluvin said...

I am glad that there is yet another article depicting the truth behind Jon and Kate Plus 8 but they don't seem to do any good.
When talk show hosts like Oprah and Dr Phil are adding to the exploitation by idolizing Kate Gosselin as some type of mother of the year, TLC is not going to let go easily. They will entice Jon and Kate by dangling more money in front of their greedy little eyes (mostly Kates).
I feel like TLC is partly to blame for the train wreck and that they are guilty of not only exploiting the children but of exploiting Jon and Kate. They are being made fools of in front of the world to see and TLC is laughing all the way to the sponsors!!
Evidently, people have had enough (save a few sheepie) of Jon and Kate Plus 8 maybe TLC could do the right thing and initiate the cancellation of this train wreck of a show and marriage.
What bothers me more than the show, is the way Kate prances around the country with her hand out telling her tired old story while demanding a huge fee (25k so I've heard), first class lodging and airline tickets and bodyguards to tell the story of how they were once broke and how she had to lie in bed for months. How is this supposed to be of any interest? It boggles my mind that intelligent human beings would actually pay to hear her, um speak.

If the show were to continue, stricter regulations on the kids work schedule need to be enforced along with a teacher and child psychologist on "set". But, this will never happen....it's time to give it up and let the Gosselin children grow up in private and let them be normal kids. It seems their own parents can't protect them, so it's time someone else step in.

Kriegerfrau said...

Great article.

It should have been double- or triple-checked for spelling and other errors, but otherwise good job to the author.

Samantha said...

I am new to this site and this is my first time posting.
Here's how I got here: I googled "Kate Gosselin is a diva" and poof! there it was.

Why did I choose to google that sentiment? I was watching an old rerun of the show, that I had tivo'd.

I had forgotten the "old" Kate. You know: the frustrated new mother, the one who was so easy to relate to? ...Yeah, that one.

And the difference between THAT Kate and our new (and ORANGE!) Kate is this: Old Kate was normal, in a bitchy way, yes, but normal.

New Kate thinks she is SO great that NOTHING IN THE WORLD should dare irritate her. A few weeks back she was saying "light switches are so annoying".

WHO SAYS THAT?!?!? A Diva...a very orange, high-heeled, jet setting diva.

buster's mom said...

It would be nice if these kids could have a normal life when the lights and the cameras were gone. However, these kids will never have a normal life as long as Kate and Jon are their parents parents. The damage to the kids has already been done. No telling how many arguments between KON these kids have witnessed when the cameras were not there. These parents need intense psychotherapy to repair the pain and hurt they have caused each other and the kids.

I love my son! said...

All three articles were great. In the the last article 'decline' there's a video montage of Kate's bitchy attitude. When they group segments together like that it just boggles my mind on how mean she is. I just heard Dr. Drew Pinsky say something that was insightful and it applies directly to Kate, "In success people become more of whatever they are."

babygirlhk11 said...

OH LORDY BE....Kate announces she would love to adopt another baby?

Check out the link below!

what about her perfect (except for Aadens glasses as she made so clear) "China doll babies"

And add another...She has so much stress already with her eight!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTG8Ut-ddys

Travis Noodle said...

I really liked the "Decline" article. I thought it was very interesting when the writer mentioned this:

"But they now seem to be running the show, instead of simply being the subjects of it."

Very insightful. I hope the backlash continues.

Sue said...

"babygirlhk11 said...
OH LORDY BE....Kate announces she would love to adopt another baby?

Check out the link below!

what about her perfect (except for Aadens glasses as she made so clear) "China doll babies"

And add another...She has so much stress already with her eight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTG8Ut-ddys"

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Not sure how old this youtube clip is but those kids still don't know how to behave properly. There's the usual hitting, screaming and yelling among the kids. Mady (seemingly unaware of the audience and cameras) tried to engage in an unscripted conversation with Kelly.

Kate either needs to stop wearing skirts or learn how to sit with her knees together.

trixare4kids said...

Whatever J & K have gained from this will never compensate for what their children have lost.

Heidi said...

I truly feel that if the last episode was a stunt to get all of us to tune in for next season, it will probably backfire badly for Kon. Instead of people wanting to see what happens in Season 5, people will just tune out all together. Even if Jon was acting in the end of the episode, people are going to believe it is true. They are thinking Kate really is a heartless bitch and not want to participate in the train wreck any longer. I have stopped watching. I have even come to the point that if there is nothing on tv BUT their show..I would rather watch dust bunnies form under the bed.

BostonBean said...

Beachluvin is right.
Hi Luvs....it's me.

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

Wow! it seems like their empire is starting to crumble. Just a few thoughts I had after reading these articles and watching the video montage in the "Decline" artcicle: I don't think I have ever felt such anger toward any one on TV like I do towards Kate Gosselin. I'm to the point where I can't even watch her anymore(shows or interviews) because she makes me so angry. I can't believe that she doesn't see the damage she is inflicting on her children, her husband and yes, herself. I have never seen anyone so blinded by fame and material objects. Another thought: Jon was complaining that they have no privacy. No, Jon, you don't. When you make your life a television show you don't get the privilege of privacy. End of story. You can't have your cake and eat it too. They continue to want all the freebies and hand-outs without having to actually deal with the "fans" who are providing this. What about the loss of privacy to their children? I say it is time to close up shop.

beachluvin said...

BostonBean said...
Beachluvin is right.
Hi Luvs....it's me.
4/01/2009 5:45 AM
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Hi there Boston Bean!!! Did you get fooled by the April Fools joke? I did, until I read the paragraph on how they were going to try and repair their relationship with their family members!

Annie said...

Just a note: the second and third links are not "articles" as people keep mentioning. They are blogs/opinion pieces. Articles, in the form of a non-opinionated description of facts, is something totally different.

Articles and editorials are not the same thing. Calling something an article, when it is in fact, an opinion piece is trying to give it credibility. Not that these authors aren't credible, that's not what I'm saying, but that a writer's opinion, as in these two pieces, is just that: opinion, not fact.

jonandkatewho? said...

I'd love to read those articles but for now I'm not going to try again. When I clicked on the AC article, the first one, my computer froze after my anti-virus program tried to come on. In the middle of the night, I was running my anti-malware after reinstalling a new version, and I actually got the dreaded BSOD.

Be careful out there today folks. I think there will be lots of crap going on...protect your computers!

beachluvin said...

I was just watching a clip on The Fan where Rosie O Donnell is dissing Dr Phil for getting involved and exploiting Octopussy and her kids. Although, I don't really care for Rosie, I wonder what she thinks of the whole Jon and Kate fiasco. Rosie is a huge advocate for children's rights, I wonder if she is a sheepie or she disapproves.
Many would not agree with her opinions but she lets them known loud and clear!!!
Does anyone know how Rosie O'Donnell feels about the whole Jon and Kate Plus 8 train wreck?

Dunwoody Mom said...

Its strange but after the show wrapped this season I'm seeing more and more negative articles about these two KON's.

There is a downside to having 5 million people watch the season finale - they all got to watch how bad this show, specifically Kate, has gotten over the last year.

lindahoyt said...

There is an old Jesuit motto "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," ...meaning that the core values of a person are attained by the age of seven. That children actually do not change much after seven.

I wonder if the Krieders have any home movies of Kate throwing temper tantrams.........HEY!!! THIS IS THE ANSWER!!!

Oh, I can't believe that this hasn't happened before! To show Kate how embarrassing it is for her own kids to have their youth exposed to the world, the Krieders need to make a video of all of Kates most awkward and embarrassing childhood moments, which they must have in video and photos, and post it on the internet!

I know they are nice people who probably would not want to do that, but perhaps she would finally see, that this betrayal by her parents, is the exact betrayal she and Jon perpetrate against their children every single Monday night!

Maybe it would be the only way that Kate could finally realise what she is doing to her family.

Nonwatcher said...

Thank you for these links. It relieves my mind to know that these people see what I see. Kate being "mean just for the sake of being mean", etc..

I feel like a policeman standing on the TV road to Gosselin-land saying "Move along, nothing to see here".

Annies said...

Good articles, thanks for sharing. No matter how true, they are on obscure platforms. I would hope someday some reporter or journalist with National credibility writes something that the general public would most likely see and read. Till then folks, let's keep hoping and praying that relief will come to these eight littles one sooner than later.

3angelsmom said...

Great articles! They all had excellent points. Most notable (I'm paraphrasing):

* The show used to be about how the G's dealt with daily life, but now it's more about how they deal with fame.

* It's not so much their fame that angers people but the illusion they want to portray (ie, Kate in her million dollar house dressed in Ann Taylor screaming at John to use a coupon).

I disagree, though, with the posters who believe the recent opinion pieces signal that the end is near. The controversy will only increase the ratings. Beachluvin - you reminded me of when Rosie was on The View. Love her or hate her, she is a polarizing figure that gave The View their highest ratings ever. I've heard many people say that they no longer like Kate, but continue to watch. Kate's behavior will no doubt give J&K+8 their highest ratings. Too bad there's no Barbara Walters to get rid of her.

Lindahoyt - YOU HAVE THE BEST IDEA EVER!! Her family MUST show her tantrums & awkward childhood moments!! That is quite possibly the only way she will ever get it!

beachluvin said...

3angelsmom said...
Lindahoyt - YOU HAVE THE BEST IDEA EVER!! Her family MUST show her tantrums & awkward childhood moments!! That is quite possibly the only way she will ever get it!

4/01/2009 1:42 PM
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For some reason, I think $dollar$ signs are more important to Kate than being embarrassed. Have you ever noticed that Kate doesn't get "embarrassed"? That is one of the biggest problems with her, she does not possess that emotion.

Disturber said...

here i another link!

has anyone seen this!?!?!

my god am I in shock!

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=bd286e39-a0da-466a-a007-2649a7300013

a few comments:

1. Kate actually nice and says "tahnk you"

2. Kate trying to act soo cool infront of the paps like she doesnt even need them

3. Kate steps into the limo and OMG THAT IS NOT HOW SHORT ANY MOTHERS DRESS SHOULD BE!

Somewhereinoh said...

I disagree, though, with the posters who believe the recent opinion pieces signal that the end is near. The controversy will only increase the ratings. Beachluvin - you reminded me of when Rosie was on The View. Love her or hate her, she is a polarizing figure that gave The View their highest ratings ever. I've heard many people say that they no longer like Kate, but continue to watch. Kate's behavior will no doubt give J&K+8 their highest ratings. Too bad there's no Barbara Walters to get rid of her.

I agree with the above, but would also like to add. IMO, the Kate version as seen on their 'reality show' at some point will, if it hasnt already, be an influential factor as to Kate Gosselin's lasting consumer appeal .
I will agree that the critical opinions of Kate Gosselin are what keep viewers tuning in and the J & K + 8ratings high, but it would seem in Kate's best interest, long term career wise, to tread carefully as to where to draw the line between the 'character' that makes for good tv ratings and the Kate that wants to be taken seriously as a PROFESSIONAL speaker/author/spokesperson. Kate Gosselin's 'entertainment worthy' appeal and her willingness to exploit everything from her children to her marriage for the sake of preserving TV ratings may very well be a detriment to her future credibility as speaker/author/spokesperson. Controversy may make for good reality tv ratings but CREDIBILITY is the ultimate predictor of longevity.

Anonymomma said...

There is an old Jesuit motto "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," ...meaning that the core values of a person are attained by the age of seven. That children actually do not change much after seven.

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This is very true, and actually used by a lot of behavioral specialists that I've had experience with (twins with ADHD, PDD (though one is classified as Aspergers now), Sensory Integration Disorder and DIsruptive Bahvior Disorder, and now possibly Bi-Polar Disorder).

My boys began showing signs at 18 months, and were diagnosed initially at 3 years old (though it is still ongoing for us, hence the bi polar diagnosis). At first I called every doc in the state and begged and pleaded, and even demanded meds for them. All said no, they were too young, even though we were told by our pediatrician to not leave them alone with the baby (now our 4th) even long enough to use the bathroom due to experiences we've had with them behaviorally (is that even a word? lol).

Anyway, when they were five, I finally found a doc who said that because they were entering mainstreamed public school meds was now an option. My mom, being the wise lady she was, grabbed me and said 'Look, you got this far without meds. Don't do it'. Basically keep on keeping on with what we were doing which was behavioral specialists coming into the house 3x's a week, theraputic staff support another 3x's a week, and various other special ed programs, instruction and teachers.

I can not tell you how many times I've been told, the best age to begin discipline is 3. That's when they 'get it'. It's the youngest they will understand you, aside from a change of tone in your voice of facial expression. They also said that by age 7, if you don't nip it in the bud so to speak, the behavior will not change for the better.

By no means do I knock any parent who goes th route of medication for a child with disorders. We all do what we feel is best for our kids. I just know from my experiences, I dug my heels in and literally did not let up until they turned ten. They are still on a tight schedule, and definately try to pull fast ones on me when they thnk they can. But that saying holds a lot of truth.

Children are like sponges and absorb the characteristics of who they will become from the surroundings they are exposed to at very young ages.

I really do think J&K are going to have serious, serious issues with those kids as they get older. The sense of entitlement they see their parents accustomed to will rub of on them. The name calling and berating by Kate toward Jon? It does not fall on deaf little ears. Children hear much more than we realize. They just can't process it like we do.

Sorry for the novel lol. It just saddens me. At least being around Beth and Jodi and others who got the boot, would have taught them that it's not normal to treat people like lackeys.

jayley said...

We've gone the ADHD route with our children for many years. All have turned out to be lovely people with the greatest personalities ever. I felt some pressure in the beginning when the school and DRS tried to insist on medication. While I tried to stand my ground as long as possible,it was hard for me as a first time parent to know what was the right thing to do. After 2 years I stood up to the system and insisted that there would be no more medication given. The medication had become sort of a chemical straight jacket. I felt that it was taking the easy way out. ADHD , or similar things have nothing to do with discipline, it's the way your child has come into this world, and I became aware that it was MY job to figure out the best way to relate my children. No physical aggression, following a close schedule, tons of patience, tons of love, and remembering that children who are labeled as adhd most often turn out to be some VERY interesting adults. It took a lot of work and days where I had to sit on my hands to prevent pulling my hair out, but it works, the proof is here. anonymomma, your post struck a nerve. nicely stated.

kateisblah said...

UGH!! Is all I can say! This show is such a joke. I honestly don't watch it nor will I watch TLC. I must say I have been an avid shopper at AT Loft and I find it hard to boycott them...but I will try.

WE ALL NEED TO NOT WATCH!!! Let one person on this site...let them do a post and then we can ALL watch it on you tube....Please....If you really want them to go away STOP WATCHING!!!!

Martina said...

**There is an old Jesuit motto "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," ...meaning that the core values of a person are attained by the age of seven. That children actually do not change much after seven.**

Even within Christianity this is true. Well, being that it's a Jesuit motto, it makes sense. Catholicism institutes the sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion when kids turn seven. This is considered the age of accountability. They are old enough to understand what sin is, the damaging effects it can have and how it breaks their relationship with God, so yeah I'd say seven is an important age. Of course, they *are* still children and are dependent on their parents to properly inform them on morals and ethics in accord to our beliefs.

So, it's a two-way street. Think about Mady. Could we say her conscience and behavior has been properly formed? From all the temper tantrums that are caught on t.v. (not including all the ones on the cutting room floor) I'd say she is partially responsible for her behavior, but her parents (from everything we've seen) do little to curb that behavior. I have a son who is the same age who has a hot temper just like Mady. It takes a lot of work when he gets angry, but it isn't impossible. Expecting kids to put themselves in order is a recipe for disaster.

The phrase "to whom much is given, much is expected" comes to mind. How have the Gosselins faired in that department, time will only tell...

BostonBean said...

Well.....when I first started reading the April Fool's joke, it just seemed WAY too good to be true. Then when I got to the part about them getting jobs....I knew I had stumbled into some other universe! Miss ya, Jan

BostonBean said...

JoseM -- Yes, I just can't figure out how the media in general doesn't pick apart everything that Kate has done since the tups' birth. Truthfully, they haven't given Octomom much of a break. Last night I guess someone tossed a carseat into the back window of her vehicle in the driveway, smashing it. That is just plain wrong! That is so uncalled for. How come the media tip toes all around the Gosselins and keeps inviting them to speak, etc...????? I will never understand this.

BostonBean said...

I truly think that the only "acting" Jon did in the last episode was at the end when he claimed that maybe they'd be back for season 5 and maybe they wouldn't. There was a difference in his countenance.
You know...he's quite transparent, and not much of an "actor".
It looked like the rest of the interview, where he looked chagrined....was very real. He is troubled by their current life and he doesn't know how to get back to being a man who interacts with others at work, etc....a life that he left so long ago. Now there aren't even many jobs that are going to be available. He should have stayed with the government job, seriously.

timeout said...

"So, it's a two-way street. Think about Mady. Could we say her conscience and behavior has been properly formed? From all the temper tantrums that are caught on t.v. (not including all the ones on the cutting room floor) I'd say she is partially responsible for her behavior, but her parents (from everything we've seen) do little to curb that behavior. I have a son who is the same age who has a hot temper just like Mady. It takes a lot of work when he gets angry, but it isn't impossible. Expecting kids to put themselves in order is a recipe for disaster."

The above reminded me of the episode when Kate, referring to Mady's inappropriate behavior ( I believe she as age 7 at the time), said the presence of the cameras act as Mady's conscience (paraphrase); because SHE (Mady) had watched herself on tape and didnt like the way she had acted. I found Kate's statement as well as her willingness to allow a CAMERA to be the accountability for which her child answers to, absolutely ludicrous! IMO, it is the presence and the teachings by example set forth by the PARENT (s) that should be/is the determining factor that influences right and wrong behaviors expected of a child and the ultimate consequences of said behaviors. I agree with the above post in that expecting children to put themselves in order is a recipe for disaster.

beachluvin said...

BostonBean said...
JoseM -- Yes, I just can't figure out how the media in general doesn't pick apart everything that Kate has done since the tups' birth. Truthfully, they haven't given Octomom much of a break. Last night I guess someone tossed a carseat into the back window of her vehicle in the driveway, smashing it. That is just plain wrong! That is so uncalled for. How come the media tip toes all around the Gosselins and keeps inviting them to speak, etc...????? I will never understand this.

4/02/2009 7:16 AM
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I don't understand it either. I have said it before and I will say it again, someone really needs to write a "tell all" book on the Gosselins. Beginning with the Kate's family, how she is the daughter of a preacher and second child born to a mother who was only 17 at the time, the sketchy way Kate got pregnant with the tups, the praise list and begging for dollars, the estranged family and friends, the "speaking engagements', the non-existent co-author of the best selling book, the tabloid rumors, the mysterious body guard that makes mothers delete photos of their children.....I mean there is so much to fill a book and judging by the hits this website alone receives, the book would be a best seller! For every one Gosselin Fan, there has to be 3 or more non fans.
If I had the resources (and the talent) I would jump on it!
What do you say, Nana? Like I always say, knit two, purl two!!!

Sidney said...

Timeout said:

The above reminded me of the episode when Kate, referring to Mady's inappropriate behavior ( I believe she as age 7 at the time), said the presence of the cameras act as Mady's conscience (paraphrase); because SHE (Mady) had watched herself on tape and didnt like the way she had acted.

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You know, I have always wondered why Kate hasn't modified HER behavior, after seeing herself on tape. That just says to me how terribly narcissistic Kate is. She sees herself having a tirade and thinks it is justified! The woman is a witch!

3angelsmom said...

BostonBean said...
JoseM -- Yes, I just can't figure out how the media in general doesn't pick apart everything that Kate has done since the tups' birth. Truthfully, they haven't given Octomom much of a break........I will never understand this.


Simple. Any media who has already shown Kate in a positive light doesn't want to admit they didn't initially do their research and are wrong about her. This is especially true for Dr. Phil (who prides himself on his background research of guests). It's easier to just perpetuate the image.

In regards to the comments about Mady's behavior:
I have a 7 year old daughter too and I agree that they do understand right from wrong at that age. However, children are a product of their environment. It seems like Mady hasn't leaned coping skills or how to express her frustration in an acceptable, productive way. Or maybe she has and isn't being listened to. Can you imagine -

Mady: "Mom, I've having a bad day. I don't feel like having TLC film me today."

Kate: "Sure, honey. Your feelings are more important. We'll ask the crew to come back when you feel better. I'll call TLC and tell them to use a re-run instead."

More likely, she is told "the show must go on." But having a few meltdowns seems to have gotten her some (minimal) relief from the camera. Mady's acting out is a sign of her frustration at being unable to control her world and my heart breaks for her.

Martina said...

I had to come back to write a bit more.

The deflection of responsibility is astounding with these parents. They are the same age as me and my dh. I had my oldest two weeks after my 20th b-day. She will be 13 at the end of this month. I definitely qualified to be put in that category of someone who was too immature to have a child, but you know? Some people rise to that occasion and some don't. I, through so many growing experiences I didn't want, matured early. I now have four, all age ranges and I don't care what kind of spin pro-Gosselin folks want to put on it but you can't edit out what isn't there.

They would be wise to take a page from our home system of using marbles to reward good behavior.

Likewise, the argument that they are just being "real" or that we all behave like that with our spouses is insulting. Here's why: there is truth to the idea that we are not always respectful towards each other and if someone caught me on camera I can't reasonably say that you wouldn't catch me being snippy. But here's where we part ways. I value my role as a parent. If I *KNEW* my image and behavior was caught for all to see (ESPECIALLY MY CHILDREN) you had better believe I would do everything it takes to improve my behavior.

My kids deserve no less. I wouldn't have a problem with them seeing whether I struggled with being nice, but they deserve to see their mom (and dad) learn from their mistakes and to improve and grow from them.

At this point there is no excuse they can give for their continued behavior towards one another. It's scandalous towards their children. IF they truly valued their family they would turn the cameras off and seek marriage counseling, placing God at the center of those discussions.

Their children deserve to grow up in a family where the mom and dad love each other and are openly affectionate.

Some will say it's a matter of editing. Like I said before, you can't edit out what isn't there. I can count on one hand the number of times they haven't forced affection - I'm not sure I've ever seen them demonstrate their faith. I've never seen them pray over any of their meals.

If you're reading, let me ask you: Is it really worth all this?

4girlsoneboy said...

Beachluvin said: "If I had the resources (and the talent) I would jump on it!
What do you say, Nana? Like I always say, knit two, purl two!!!"


Are you saying that you know Nana Janet? Come on - out with it - if you do and know some of the behind the scene stuff I will help you get the biography going. I bet if you do know something you are busting at the seams to tell us, aren't you?

Sandy Eggo said...

Looks like they'll be back for Season 5!

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/04/jon-kate-plus-8.html?cnn=yes

Annies said...

Um....yay? At today's TLC upfront, the parents were on hand to offer generic platitudes about the upcoming season. Jon said to "expect the unexpected," and Kate added that "[the family will] be taking a very exciting trip in the near future. Not to give it away, but it'll take us back to our roots."

Uh oh, doest I think this means they will take a trip to Korea? Gag, gag. Maybe they will bring back a Korean orphan. What next. Guess we will see on Season Five!

My5blessings said...

Uh oh, doest I think this means they will take a trip to Korea? Gag, gag. Maybe they will bring back a Korean orphan. What next. Guess we will see on Season Five!
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You can bet your last dollar Jon and Kate will be or are in the adoption process. They have said before they wanted to adopt a Korean "baby."
Poor little baby/child. Can't imagine being thrust into such a living hell.
Makes me sick.

The Katesy fans will all think how wonderful she is to rescue a baby.
No doubt.

And for the people comparing Kate to Octomom--totally agree-- I see no difference at all. None, I believe completely Kate *the nurse* knew exactly what she was doing to have her six little ones. It was a well thought out plan.

She was living off the good ole State of PA. and quite indignant about it as well. Always considering herself worthy of more than the average Joe, donchaknow. Everyone else gets a Nurse for a year, good ole Kate deserves more than that.

To hyperstimulate to that extent and not know it? Not buying it here.
Huge difference in IVF and stimulating ovulation. Hell, I don't even buy she had fertility problems. MHO, of course.

How long did she try? Unless of course she tried years before marriage???

Throwing a huge BS flag on that claim she makes.

Just Moved said...

Annies said...
"Um....yay? At today's TLC upfront, the parents were on hand to offer generic platitudes about the upcoming season. Jon said to "expect the unexpected," and Kate added that "[the family will] be taking a very exciting trip in the near future. Not to give it away, but it'll take us back to our roots."

Uh oh, doest I think this means they will take a trip to Korea?"


Everyone immediately has thought that the trip will be to Korea. Has anyone considered that maybe they will trace Kate's roots? I can see it right now - Kate trekking through the horse manure in the Pennsylvania Dutch country while wearing her four inch heels. If I am right I hope they are filming right now when our spring "smells" are at the finest.

Adrienne said...

Another article has been written in response to TLC having a 5th season

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1620248/thats_enough_tlc.html?cat=9

CK said...

Everyone immediately has thought that the trip will be to Korea. Has anyone considered that maybe they will trace Kate's roots?

To trace Kate's roots, she'd have to acknowledge her family, and she seems to be more interested in pretending they don't exist, at least on the show.

I'm wondering if they won't make the whole season one big trip - trace Jon's "roots" in both Korea and Wales/France (his father's side, I believe). A month or so of packing episodes to fill time until school's out, then a full summer abroad.

Even better - make it a cruise, so the kids can adjust to the time change more slowly. (How do they deal with Daylight Savings, I wonder?)

realitybites said...

IMO, the 'big trip' and the reference to 'roots' is a play on words. Without a doubt, season five will feature the Gosselin family on yet another 'exciting' fully sponsored destination to include first class travel and five star resort accomodations. In keeping with the 'going green' episode my guess is 'retracing roots' (play on the word roots) will include numerous references to the word 'organic' with an entire episode featuring the Gosselin family planting a huge 'organic' garden. Which will timely cross promote Kate's upcoming 'crock' book.
Side note. If a trip to Korea is announced, it will be Jon and Kate sans the children.

CK said...

Just found this article/blurb at Zap2It:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/04/jon-kate-plus-8-fifth-season-confirmed-but-is-it-wise.html

There's a poll about the fifth season. Right now, it's an even 20% for Great and Boo, plus 15% wanting to watch the train wreck.

Steph said...

GREAT collection of articles. I do sooooo hope that the tide IS changing, that somehow season 5 is much shorter than their usual 40+ episodes and that the Greedslin's exploitation machine will pull into the station much sooner than they planned.

They're trying to do PR damage control while the twins are in school and then will probably take off for their big trip to r'etrace their roots'. Who cares that the kids just finished their school year, gotta keep those kids working to pull in that big money!

It's difficult for me to admit that I feel so strongly about a tv show, but I don't think I could be any happier than to hear the words: J&K+8 has been cancelled. What sweet music to my ears that will be and I fervently hope it comes much, much sooner than we all expected. Almost nothing positive has been written about them for almost 2 months - I hope TLC is listening.

Slainte said...

Suzanne,
It speaks volumes that whatever "professional" public school system you are from still uses that term, and the fact that you refer to it as a "cuse" (I am assuming that you meant "curse") word while telling me that ""They have rooms for the MR which means mentally retarded" tells me all I need to know.