Kate's Latest Schedule or Is Kate Ever Home Except for Filming

Maybe there's a new way to keep the cameras off the kids - send Kate on another book tour. The new book is out and Kate is scheduled rather intensely to push it. So much for being the stay at home that she says she is.

192 comments:

Snerk said...

Funniest thing I've heard in awhile - they signed Kate up for book signing in Sam's Club. If only they'd made it in Van Nuys my day would be complete.

Janet said...

I don't believe it! Kate was in MY town tonight (Huntington Beach, CA) and I had NO clue!! Because you can bet your sweet little bippie that I would have been there either with large signs or yelling something along the lines of "why do you continue to exploit your children? Why aren't you HOME with them, where you SHOULD BE?!!" Grrr....that woman just disgusts me! (Thanks, needed to get that off my chest, lol).

Enough said said...

I would'nt buy a book from a woman about kids when my 4 year old tells me "mama that lady is mean to her babies." Enough said.

the other judy said...

Hey Janet~ We should have gone together....I live in Long Beach. My parents are in HB.
I would have helped you make signs...lol

Chris said...

Maybe I can get DD#1 to give some sort of report on the signing at Sams Club in Renton, if she can stop laughing long enough to go. Talk about a D-list location.

Sybil said...

Hmm... she was shilling for K-Mart and now she's appearing at Sam's Clubs, isn't that a conflict of interest at the very least?

No wonder her kids act like she's a stranger, she's gone more than she's home. Just counting the actual days she's gone, allowing zero travel days, she's gone 17 out of 31 days. Adding in a day or two of travel for the trips that take her far from home, she's probably gone close to 22 out of 33 days. That's two thirds of the time.

TampaMommy said...

Yay! I'm so excited. Oompa Loompa is going to be in Sarasota near where I live in Tampa and I just might have to stomach a trip there to see what the fuss is about. I'm a very timid person but I need to work up the gumption to say something or make a sign. I wonder if anyone has ever objected to her behavior at one of her appearances. If so, they are probably silenced by her Secret Service. :)

Alexiswazfirst said...

All i can saY ABOU HER NEW BOOK IS BOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRIIIINNNGGGGG!!! The pictures were so cute expessially of cara and mady when they were babies but the writting was as boring as heck and took me anout 20 minutes to read( not exagerrating)

Pamela Jaye said...

Sorry, Kate, the closest you are getting to me is Sarasota - and while that is only an hour or two from here, it's also on Chuck season finale night, and I am pledged to Save Chuck by watching live and buying a footlong from Subway that day, cause I don't have a problem with product placement in a show I like that doesn't exploit small children.
But you have a great time in Sarasota.

Pamela Jaye said...

yeah, I could go in the afternoon to Sam's club, but she's Kate Gosselin, not Scott Bakula (I can't even begin to express how different she is from Scott Bakula. For one thing, Scott loves kids. He coaches softball. Voluntarily. And he protects the kids from their overly competitive SportsParents with a list of Rules for Parents)

Now if she was in, say, Pinellas Park... I might go to watch from the sidelines. If there were any sidelines to watch from (a Donny Osmond signing at a mall had sidelines, wehre we could watch - in fact we were bird banded to save our place in line) and a Scott Bakula signing of a Trek novel (not by him) in NYC had no sidelines and was quite a cattle call. (I notice he never did that again. Scott likes to "interact")

mary glynn said...

Hi

I cannot believe we have not seen Jon &kate plus 8 dolls for sale.

You know they are coming. They will sell anything to do with the children

Mary

Concerned about the tups said...

Sybil, you are assuming that she returns home whenever possible and not holding up at some luxury resort "where it's warm".

Ashley said...

I was looking at the dates and my heart breaks for her children. How said to miss so much time with them when they are at such a wonderful, playful, imaginative age still. She will surely regret this when her children are grown and resent her. Money doesn't buy memories.

twinner said...

There are 5 whole days with no appearances (May 7-12) and the kids birthday, (which is on Mothers day this year) is right in the middle of that. What a great mom. Of course she might be sooooooo exausted from all of that travel that she has to spend all that time at the spa.

Shari said...

As much as I can't stand the thought of another book (someone else wrote that Kate's getting credit for), it's probably the best thing for the kids. Just think of the break those little ones are getting from her meanness. And as Kate always reminds us, her kids deserve it!

huntergrayson said...

What amazes me is that people still flock to see her. Seriously, what is the attraction? I really don't get it.

babygirlhk11 said...

Bummer...I was watching discovery health tonight (where jon and kate started) they said they are putting Jon and kate plus eight back on on their channel. So sad now they will be on two channels again? what was DH thinking.

SavetheSheeples said...

One day, this will ALL come to an end for Kate, and she will be yesterday's news...

It's sad, though, because I then wonder what will become of the kids at that point, and I hope their money isn't being squandered on, oh, brand new sports cars and the like.

Season 4 just ended, and #5 begins airing next month, or filming next month? Anyone know?

Kateneedshelp said...

I was in Sarasota this winter and could literally walk to the Gulf Gate appearance from the house we stayed at. The area is full of old people who probably don't even know who she is. Will be interesting to hear how the turnout is.

HURRY! said...

i can't wait for the ocotomom's show to air. i really believe that when people watch her exploiting her new borns that sheeple will connect the dots and ask themselves is j&k really all that different?

tick tock.....

Not Worth The Paper It's Written On said...

All those appearances in California....could she be shopping herself for a talk show with the Hollywood studios ?

ally4503 said...

Kate won't be home for their birthday on 5/10.

Wendy said...

I think it would be so awesome if this book doesn't sell as well as the first. Why? I think it would serve Kate Gosselin right because this is her sad attempt to prove that she can sell a book that Beth didn't write. I know it sounds mean but it's the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. She so desperately wants to prove that people bought her book because she is a "writer." I still feel bad that Beth stood by her side and she was pushed out when Kate wanted the spotlight. Someone should tell Kate to remember where she came from because that's where she will end up when her 15 minutes of fame ends.

When she was on Oprah she proclaimed that they won't be filming in the sextuplets rooms because they are older now and need their privacy. Okay, how is selling a book of their childhood pictures giving them privacy? She is such a walking contradiction. She tries to refute everything people accuse her of but isn't successful doing it. Shouldn't a scrapbook of their childhood be private and kept for the family? If they really are precious memories, she wouldn't be selling it for money. She would hold it near and dear to her heart. But that would be asking to much of her, wouldn't it?

Yolanda said...

This article in a local Seattle newspaper (The Examiner) about Kate's appearance at Barnes and Noble didn't get all gushy and complimentary to Kate. They managed to diss her a few times. The article even dissed Jon as well.

I got the impression the reporter who wrote the story is not a big fan of the show.

I "snipped" the very long URL, I hope that's okay.

http://snipurl.com/g0sue

mom2two said...

Here's another article I just read on CNN...

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/16/large.families.shows/index.html

I was wondering about Oprah's conection to the show, she own's the discovery health channel and it sounds like she might own TLC or have some connection to it. It's probably why no one in the entertainment industry wants to tackle KON.

Kate is never home so how can they say that viewers like to watch her. I feel like she's barely on the show, it's mostly Jon and the tup's. I work part time because I have to and I hate missing 4 hrs/day of my kids life!

2badsosad said...

Season 4 just ended, and #5 begins airing next month, or filming next month? Anyone know?

Season 5 begins airing next month, but I think its safe to say that FILMING is ongoing and continual even during J & K's so called 'haitus' while they have some 'ironing' to do.

Joan said...

I don't know much about book signings but is it normal for an author (or in this case someone who believes they are an author) to do so many book signings? It seems like an excessive amount that Kate is doing.

I guess she likes to travel and get away from the kids. Also, I think she may have to do all these book signings because her book would not sell as much if she didn't. Her fans want to see her up close and personal so they have to buy the book.

Someday, in the future, there will be a "tell all" book out there. I bet there are a lot of people that have stories to tell. The film crew alone could probably write a best seller.

Does anyone know how long confidential agreements are in effect? Is it for a set amount of years or what?

Sharon said...

I also saw a rerun last night of Movie Night. What kind of parents let their kids watch a movie where a lion eats a monkey?? Not to mention that Kate labels the animals after her kids, and it was Alexis who ate Aadin. They tried to explain to the kids that the lion has to feed the kids, but the kids didn't get it, they were 3. And, of course all the rules according to kate. Oh such a wonderful family night. I sear she is crazy..

PAmama said...

Maybe they can actually get messy with her being gone so much and actually get to be a kid for once.

momof2inMA said...

a friend is in the midst of a divorce, her husband claims she has verbally abused him. I keep telling my friend, "have you seen jon and kate +8, she's HORRIBLE to him! jon's got some serious ammo when he finally grows a pair!"


this tour schedule is ridiculous. and i'm SO sad she won't be in Mass.

Tarin said...

Wow, she really is never home. She is gone 5-6 days a week, then is home less than a week and leaves again. She is even gone on weekends when she could be spending time with the kids. That is sooo sooo sad. But maybe the kids and Jon like it that way.
How can TLC say she is a stay at home parent when she is never home.

Exhausted said...

This book should be more aptly entitled "Eight Little Faces...Whom Kate Couldn't Pick Out of a Lineup." This schedule is absurd. I think Britney Spears is a more devoted mother!

Nancy said...

To be fair, I don't really think Kate says she is a SAHM anymore. She pretty openly acknowledges that she is now working and traveling. Most of the Moms I know work so I don't judge that. I don't really want to be critical first of how "lazy" she is and now criticize that she is out working. Regardless of if she got her fame due to the kids, she is not dragging them with her to all these appearances.

Exhausted said...

These poor children have just become props to their brainless parents. Pick them up when there's a show to film, and drop them off whenever they can. Every decision a normal parent makes usually involves consideration for his/her children, but J+K travel the country like unattached singles. As if that isn't bad enough, they are selling this whole ideal of Christian family values and the super mom image! It's ludicrous.

I remember seeing a clip of Pamela Anderson out at a nightclub, and one of the paparazzi told her to go home to her children. They had a great point, but I don't think Pamela ever claimed to be a super parent. Somehow Kate gets spared again and again when she's supposed to be this busy mom, and people like Dr. Phil are actually asking her for advice!

Are we the only ones who see how horrible this whole situation is? You supposedly fought so hard for these children, so now stay the heck near them to raise them!

Denise L said...

ally4503 said...
Kate won't be home for their birthday on 5/10.

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She has no appearances scheduled for that day and the days before and after, so we are just naturally assuming she is going to be at home for the kids' birthday on May 10. But that is just our assumption because that's what we would do. Do you know where she will be on that day and what she will be doing?

Hambone said...

Hey, if she ever gets lonely and misses her kids while on her celebrity tour, she can always tune in to TLC to see them and catch the new epsiodes to keep up with what is going on at home.

My5blessings said...

Someone should tell Kate to remember where she came from because that's where she will end up when her 15 minutes of fame ends.
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I wish TMZ would get a hold of those two. They are so funny and great and poking fun of people who think they are all that.
It's also a shame, but I'm sure J&K have made enough money off the backs of their children to live comfortably for the rest of their lives. I doubt they will share that wealth with their children.
I TRULY hope one of her children or "helpers" write their own book about those two one day. Now that's a book I'd buy!

Ann said...

It seems like her life is one big book tour. She just finished the multiple blessings, now eight little faces and isn't the cookbook due out late summer? so she will probably have another tour for that, so when will she be home?
Notice last time she was on Oprah and they were having her give advice to the couple who were expecting 4 , she didn;t have a much to say? because what could she say? I hand the kids off to the helper and travel? Too bad Oprah could not have been more pushy on the subject.

I'm sure they will tape a bunch of episodes for mothers day and the kids birthday and make it look like Kate is super SAHM. As much as I try to avoid watching it will be interesting to see what she does for the kids birthdays and for mothers day compared to past years. I know this won't happen but if Kate were smart(image wise) she would have the kids have a huge cupcake party and get messy!

I would be out there with a sign if she would travel somewhere other then the 2 coasts. Is it just me or is Kate avoiding middle America? or does she only like to go to warm/tourist locations?

8 Misbehavin' cuz 2's exploitatin' said...

Just wondering, but has anyone seen this article?

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/jon-and-kate-pl.html?xid=rss-feed-todayslatest-%27Jon+%26+Kate%27+event%3A+On+the+scene

First time poster Btw. Love what you guys do!!

timetogokon said...

To be fair, I don't really think Kate says she is a SAHM anymore.

*** in a recent interview (I think the latest LHJ?), she did say something about loving her flexible schedule so she and Jane "could be at home with the kids"

She pretty openly acknowledges that she is now working and traveling. Most of the Moms I know work so I don't judge that.

**** I give HUGE KUDOS to every parent out there who WORKS hard to earn for their families. K8 and Jane do not work. They travel the country spewing lies and BS to any sheeple who will listen. They "work" by riding the famous coattails of their own children. As many have stated before, K8 and Jane are NOTHING without their kids.

I don't really want to be critical first of how "lazy" she is and now criticize that she is out working. Regardless of if she got her fame due to the kids, she is not dragging them with her to all these appearances.

*** Why would K8 drag her kids to appearances when she can be away from them most of the time ? I agree with another poster that says it's probably better for the kids to not be around her. She adds no value to her children's lives. K8 and Jane have made it very clear that their children are no more than necessary nuisances.

Also, just because someone works long hours away from home doesn't make that person a bad parent. My husband works about 80 hours a week and travels some,but has fun with the family when he is home. K8's situation is totally different : she doesn't WANT to be home because she'd rather travel the country basking in her new found "fame" as a psuedo-celebrity than worry about her children at home.

Barbbe53 said...

Can't believe her schedule. Yes, she is going to be home for 5 days the week of the tups 5th birthday. Big birthday for them so hey... does that mean they will be filming a big blow out party?? Interesting to see who they have left to celebrate with. Oh yeah the puppies... He! He! Of course that is the only reason Kate will be home for 5 whole days. I feel so bad for the kids. I just hope that they have a "strong" mother figure in their lives. Unreal.

Glad she's not my mom said...

Every day she is away from the kids is a day they don't get her insulting indifference pushed in their faces. So in that way she is doing them a favor.

PR said...

Everyone! Please email Kate or whatever email they have going on and request more book tours!! Let's show our support for her book tours! This way, Kate will be out of the children's lives when she is signing books!

The more time the children can get away from Kate, the better!

Shari said...

TMZ did do a small blurb about them the night they came out of Mr. Chows. Harvey had no idea who they were so one young (Sheeple) TMZ employee piped up that 'it's the greatest show EVER!' She then went on to say how they have twins & sextuplets and the wife is soooo mean and awful to her husband.

So there you have it. I guess that's what constitutes the 'greatest show EVER' these days.

(And the moral line in the sand has been moved yet again ....)

Caroline M said...

Wendy said...
I think it would be so awesome if this book doesn't sell as well as the first. Why? I think it would serve Kate Gosselin right because this is her sad attempt to prove that she can sell a book that Beth didn't write. I know it sounds mean but it's the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. She so desperately wants to prove that people bought her book because she is a "writer."
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Few "celebrities" or wanna-be celebrities rarely write their own books. They blab all they can and a ghost writer organizes it and beautifies it all up and rarely takes credit for it. They get paid a percentage, but that is what is expected when they make the contract.

Somebody most certainly helped Kate organize her new books.

Chris said...

Kate and her loyal followers at her book tour reminded me of an autograph session I attended in the 1990's.
I was in college and heard Chewbacca from star wars was signing autographs at the mall. I had 2 nephews that loved star wars so I thought I would get an autograph for them. I was surpised that the turn out was lower then expected given star wars had such a huge following of loyal fans. There were probably 200 or so people. Before Chewbacca came out, a person came out a gave us rules. No pictures with Chewbacca, you had to buy a $10 picture, Chewbacca, would only sign the $10 pictures or his book(I didn't know he had one, something about people behind the masks), or charge $25 to sign something you brought. The ads said nothing about this fee. Plenty of people started to leave. Chewbacca came out and gave a long speech about how unappreciated he was , and he should get as much money and respect as the non-masked stars. More people left after this. There were maybe 30 people left. I was in line talking a die hard star wars fan who said Chewbacca had chased away fans over the years with his rules and fees. The events used to be huge in CA and Las vegas etc but now Chewbacca was coming to smaller towns like mine were people were not savy to the rules and fees.

I wonder when and if this will happen to Kate? Will she keep going till the only places that will take her are the mini-mart in Carson ND (not trying to offend anyone in ND just picking a small place). It took star wars crazed fans about 10 years to say no to the fees and rules, will it take Kate fans that long?

Jon and Kate irritate said...

I saw the book at Target the other night- I read it in about five minutes. The pictures are cute but her writing is so hypocritical. You would not think the same woman who quoted the bible and expressed her gratefulness in both of these books was the same person on the show. I will be going to the show in Detroit. I am curious what it will be like, probably more fluff, lies and what she thinks people want to hear. Her actions back up nothing her words say.

Bonnie Lou said...

Joan said...
I don't know much about book signings but is it normal for an author (or in this case someone who believes they are an author) to do so many book signings? It seems like an excessive amount that Kate is doing.
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It is very common for authors to do promotional traveling. The more attraction, the more the $$$.

WorkingGirl said...

NANCY SAID:

"I don't really want to be critical first of how "lazy" she is and now criticize that she is out working."

I wouldn't say she is working. She's doing book tours and she's probably traveling first class and staying in luxury hotels while she's at it. Nothing but the best for Kate. She signs books for four hours a day it seems from the schedule. What a hassle for her to sit and sign and meet her "fans" then go back to her lux hotel and probably spa.

I'd like to have that "job." Sign me up!

organizedblogroll said...

Lordy Be, I'm a SUPERSTAR!!

Hambone said...

8 Misbehavin' cuz 2's exploitatin' said...
Just wondering, but has anyone seen this article?

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/jon-and-kate-pl.html?xid=rss-feed-todayslatest-%27Jon+%26+Kate%27+event%3A+On+the+scene

First time poster Btw. Love what you guys do!!

4/16/2009 9:17 AM

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Yeah...that look on Kate's face is priceless. Looks like she's saying:

A) These sheeple are starting to REALLY scare me.

B) I'm NOT lugging this crap back home. It's going straight to the trash when I get out of here.

C) Where's MINE???????????

K8TERH8TER said...

I just went to the Gosselin site to see the LIST of speaking engagements...and it has been REMOVED! When did this happen?

scramski said...

8 little cash cows. I mean faces :))I saw the McCauleys book at the dollar tree a few years ago. It will happen it will happen

Ms.Peach said...

New dates added on. Kate is ramping up the appearances.

Oops, cake lady fan doesn't like people stealing her info:)
April 18th: Sam's Club #4835
Renton, WA (Kate)
April 18th: Barnes & Noble Bookstore Bellevue, WA (Kate)
April 25th: Books-A-Million McDonough, GA (Kate)

I guess I'll be called a "thief". Anyway, how come her followers mostly email her?---nice way to pick and choose what you put on your site.

Merilee said...

Hambone said...
8 Misbehavin' cuz 2's exploitatin' said...
Just wondering, but has anyone seen this article?

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/jon-and-kate-pl.html?xid=rss-feed-todayslatest-%27Jon+%26+Kate%27+event%3A+On+the+scene

First time poster Btw. Love what you guys do!!

4/16/2009 9:17 AM
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Oh my word, there are some funny comments there!

konspiracytheory said...

8 Misbehavin' cuz 2's exploitatin' said...

Just wondering, but has anyone seen this article?

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/jon-and-kate-pl.html?xid=rss-feed-todayslatest-%27Jon+%26+Kate%27+event%3A+On+the+scene

First time poster Btw. Love what you guys do!!

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She looks disgusted by that fan giving her gift bags for the kids.

BTW, love your name!

My View said...

Hmmmmmmmm....wonder why our new hot celebrity Kate Gosselin has yet to appear on the View?

Could it be she's too afraid they will ask her the hard questions? Joy Behar wouldn't hesitate to ask the tough stuff. They sure gave Denise Richards a tough go-'round about her reality show and having her kids on it for a whopping 5 minutes.

I think KON's PR has advised them to stear clear of The View. They'd be foolish to go on that show. They didn't even spare the Duggars when they were on, and Joy asked Michelle if she even has to push anymore when having a baby.

Ms.Peach said...

Posted back in January:

"Kate Gosselin from Jon and Kate Plus 8 had a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Pearland. She was scheduled from 6-9PM. I called before we headed to Pearland to make sure that she would be there until 9. We get there at 7:30 and she was gone. She had left at 6:45 after the line had died down. People were still arriving after we had. The staff at Barnes & Noble were pretty upset. I couldn't believe that she would do that."

It won't be long now---Octomom will be doing a show and the Gosselins will go bye-bye. I think the Gosselins realize that it will all end after Season 5, so the books and public appearances are ramping up.

BTW, any locals seen Jon tooling around in his new sports car? I bet he's being a good boy after he got his hand spanked by TLC and Kate.

swissmiss said...

I found the article on the Hollywood Insider. Kate appeared in Glendale, which is described as being 8 miles from LA.

400 attended - some of them waited for a long time. Kate described as tall and slender.

Many fans brought presents. There was a picture of 8 personalized bags for the kids being presented to Kate. Yup, they really need more stuff.

Is her new book really only 44 pages?

aggiemom0912 said...

i went to the 'other side' to see what the deal was with the 'cake lady'. couldn't stay long though, it was just TOO creepy. YUCK. saw a few minutes of some episode this morning-while in the interview chair, k8 said, 'you know jon and his vocab"... --you have got to be kidding me!

Teryn said...

Kate's new book is FUL FULL FULL of contradictions!!!!!!!!!!!

First off, the book is ALL ABOUT HER AND HOW HARD SHE HAS IT.

It is filled filled filled with the words "I" "Me" and "My".

The very first scriptures listed in the book...her "favorites"...are "Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart" and "Ask and you will receive". Her favorite scriptures are about getting getting and more GETTING.

The most laughable part of the book is her saying she has a choice to either act out in anger, or step back and let God give her wisdom. Well, I guess she chooses each time to act out in anger.

Then if filled with baloney about how she stays up til midnight baking cookies ( gag ) and just how much she does for them.

It's clearly a book all about Kate and her trying to convince her kids she's a great mother. I was under the impression it would be a book about each kid. Ha!!!

She is unbelieveable. Truly self absorbed and in love with herself. She even uses the letters and numbers K and 8 ( refridegerator magnets ) on her pictures in the book.

Laura said...

Kate's New Cookbook
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Mix-Making-Meals-Memories/dp/0310323770/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239912366&sr=1-3

Becky Smothers said...

Then if filled with baloney about how she stays up til midnight baking cookies ( gag ) and just how much she does for them.

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Completely and utter nonsense.

Barbbe53 said...

I went to the TLC website and went to their "green" slideshow. They have a couple of pictures of the pups. So I guess this means the guard dogs are still there. Oops, I mean puppies. It looks real cold out and Kate, hair perfect, tan, designer coat, nice jeans... at least she isn't wearing heels. She is all smiles w/the green guy but one pic shows her sitting w/the kids in utter misery trying to stay warm w/coffee. The tups are getting bigger, cute but they just seem to be outdoors w/nothing to play with. Joel was on a bike and some kids played in a box. It definitely isn't the same atmosphere as it was in their old house. With all the traveling they haven't had time to enjoy the house. I just wish the exploitation would stop.

they should be ashamed of themselves said...

How sad! She's not a stay at home mom anymore people. I wish she would stop claiming to be one. Who the heck is flocking to see her? I picked up her book, don't ask me why, yesterday. I mean I literally picked it up, I would never buy it. And it looked stupid, to be honest. Looked like the same old pictures we've all seen. Hate to think of all the creepy weirdos staring at those kids' little faces. Yuck!

DirtyDisher said...

I just found multiple Ble$$ings in a dime box at a yard sale. The lady didn't even want her dime, she said it stunk. I can only hope Kate finds her way to my lil' corner via this place..she won't be happy with me today.

ruthy said...

Teryn said....

Then if filled with baloney about how she stays up til midnight baking cookies ( gag ) and just how much she does for them.

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Have we ever seen any of those kids eating a cookie? I mean sitting at the table dunking any kind of a homemade cookie in milk?

We have seen them eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has there ever been a snack? (well, I know their lunch is pretty much made from snack food) but besides that.

Deb said...

Hmmm... grab some pictures of your kids that you didnt even take, slap them on a page, use huge font and one sentence per page..

and voila. You have a book.

Personally, I think people that are interested in buying scrapbooks of OTHER'S people kids is pretty creepy. If you love little children that much, go become a school photographer or work in a daycare.

Seriously, this is beyond creepy.

liarliarpantsonfire said...

"Then if filled with baloney about how she stays up til midnight baking cookies ( gag ) and just how much she does for them."

I DO NOT believe for one minute that Kate Gosselin has EVER stayed up until mid night baking cookies!!

Jo Ann said...

"Then if filled with baloney about how she stays up til midnight baking cookies ( gag ) and just how much she does for them. "

Now right there is Kate being caught in a lie. I recall one show where she stated she "doesn't bake" - Jody was the baker in the family and did a great job - way better than she ever could. Kate bake? Yeah right.

Did anyone catch the CNN article about them (and Duggers) today?

mary said...

I just went to the EW article and I am cracking up! The comments are hysterical! Oh my.....I'm practically crying.

baking cookies at midnight...that might be funnier than those comments I just read.

timetogokon said...

We have seen them eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has there ever been a snack? (well, I know their lunch is pretty much made from snack food) but besides that.

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IIRC, here is what I've seen K8"make":

waffles/pancakes : 2-3 early episodes

soup : one recent episode

Monkey Munch : 1 earlier episode

tomato/onion salad : 1 episode

popcorn : 1 episode

Christmas cookies : 1 episode

The only hot meals I have seen are the "Korean" dinner from Jon and the cheesy-chicken thingy that Cara and Mady made for lunch when they played "Mommy" for a day. Other than those mentioned, I have never seen those kids with a hot homemade meal on that table.

Marie France said...

Ann said:
I'm sure they will tape a bunch of episodes for mothers day and the kids birthday and make it look like Kate is super SAHM. As much as I try to avoid watching it will be interesting to see what she does for the kids birthdays and for mothers day compared to past years. I know this won't happen but if Kate were smart(image wise) she would have the kids have a huge cupcake party and get messy!
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I bet they will not have a "tups celebrate their fifth birthday show" because this would draw too much attention to the fact that those kids ARE NOT TODDLERS! They are school-age kids!

ThePaginator said...

Anybody going to the Pleasant Hill signing? I want to go but not alone. I want to laugh at the sheeple. I want to look Kate in the eye and say "SHAME ON YOU!"

Cupcakes said...

Kate also offers insight into handling picky eaters, making lunchtime fun, planning meals for vacations, and making ordinary days extra special.

Making lunch time fun: Throw some cheese and grapes on a paperplate and enjoy while mommy yells at daddy and makes him even less of a man.

For those picky eaters: Punish them for not eating what you threw on the paperplate.

MM2005 said...

I just read the reviews on Amazon for the Eight Little Faces book. Currently there are only five reviews -- 1 five star review and 4 one star reviews.

jill said...

All this for a glorified scrapbook? She's not an author...she's a Creative Memories Consultant!

(nothing wrong with CM, but let's call it what it is! :)

BookNerd said...

I work at a bookstore and had some time to kill before my shift, so I flipped through the book - it really is all about her, her, her. The first page is a picture of HER, it's all about HER journey as a mother and the 8 little faces seem like an afterthought. Unfortunately, Multiple Ble$$$ings has been selling like crazy - we'll see about this one.

leslie3365 said...

It amazes me that someone is considered an expert on child rearing when 1. your children are still relatively young and 2. other people are raising them.
Take, come back in 10 years after you and the kids go through the Hell that is puberty, dating, high school, and all the temptations that kids face every day. If you survive that nightmare intact and sane and your kids become responsible productive adults, then come back with something people might want to hear.
Until then..STFU.

Jennifer A. said...

Yeah, as a CM consultant even I would not publish my scrapbooks. They are for my kids and family, end of story! Just such an odd concept for a book and I don't think she is coming back to Chicago for a very long time.

LitDr said...

"Plenty of people started to leave. Chewbacca came out and gave a long speech about how unappreciated he was , and he should get as much money and respect as the non-masked stars."

OK, I just almost snorted iced tea all over my monitor at reading that. That is -hilarious-!

Erin said...

leslie3365 said...
It amazes me that someone is considered an expert on child rearing when 1. your children are still relatively young and 2. other people are raising them.
Take, come back in 10 years after you and the kids go through the Hell that is puberty, dating, high school, and all the temptations that kids face every day. If you survive that nightmare intact and sane and your kids become responsible productive adults, then come back with something people might want to hear.
Until then..STFU.


Love it! So true!

cubby1128 said...

I just saw this on a Jon and Kate site about season 5

With "BIG CHANGES" coming for season 5, its looking to be..
Trip To Korea among other places
Jon going back to work
A new baby
New & old parts of the family return!


Nothing will change but the interview chair...

Tami said...

I just read the reviews on Amazon for the Eight Little Faces book. Currently there are only five reviews -- 1 five star review and 4 one star reviews.
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Everyone who has read it in the book store and hated it go and give it a crappy review to bring the rating down. A couple sheeple already gave it high marks? Figures.

We said...

cupcakes and Leslie 3365,

Love your comments!

Yeah Kate is green alright! Green in the children rearing department. She is still in the early stages of pareting and that does NOT make het an expert!

Tami said...

Chewbacca had chased away fans over the years with his rules and fees. The events used to be huge in CA and Las vegas etc but now Chewbacca was coming to smaller towns like mine were people were not savy to the rules and fees.

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I love how this is written like Chewbacca is a real person and just a guy in a costume..like "then Winnie the Pooh said you'd have to purchase $10 pictures to get in line". lol.

TampaMommy said...

Hey guys does anyone live in the Tampa Bay Area that would want to gang up and go see what this is all about next week? I don't want to go alone and especially don't want to be alone with a bunch of sheeple whose eyes are spinning in admiration of KON. I'd like to do a detailed "analyzation" for everyone on GWoP. Someone get back to me please !!

katerina said...

I quit watching when I started to throw up in my mouth at the sight of Kate....

Claudia L. said...

besides the constant scrutiny these children are under, I find it extremely disturbing the number of adults who come and go in and out of their lives. Kate said that of the original crew members only one remains.

MsPeabody said...

I just don't get why anyone would stand in line for an hour to get Take's autograph, boggles my mind! And on top of it, to bring their little ones with them to stand in line too. CRAZY!Just plain ole Crazy!!

And another thing, I enjoy looking at photo's of my family members and of my friends but I don't get any pleasure out of looking at complete strangers and I think those who do get pleasure out of looking at strangers photo's are sicko's.

Ms.Peach said...

Zondervan web site dates:
Friday, 4/17
Borders #351
Pleasant Hill, CA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
120 Crescent Drive Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Saturday, 4/18
Sam's Club #4835
Renton, WA
1:00 - 3:00 pm
901 South Grady Way Renton, WA 98055

Saturday, 4/18
Barnes + Noble #1915
Bellevue, WA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
626 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

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East Coast Tour Dates

Friday, 4/24
Southern Women's Show
Barnes + Noble #2171 on-site @ show
2:00 pm
Raleigh, NC

Saturday, 4/25
Books-A-Million
McDonough, GA
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Henry Town Center 1774 Jonesboro Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253

Saturday, 4/25
LifeWay Christian Store Buford, GA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Mall of Georgia Crossing
3125 Woodland Crossing Blvd, Suite 2000; Buford, GA 30519

Sunday, 4/26
Family Christian Stores #428 Lakeland, FL
5:00 - 7:00 pm
3700 US Highway 98 N Lakeland, FL 33809-3809

Monday, 4/27
Sam's Club #4772
Sarasota, FL
1:00 - 3:00 pm
300 N. Cattleman Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232

Monday, 4/27
Books-A-Million
Sarasota, FL
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gulf Gate Mall 6591
S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231

Tuesday, 4/28
Borders #682,
Newport News, VA
7:00 - 9:00 pm
12300 Jefferson Ave, Suite 100, Newport News, VA 23602

Wednesday, 4/29 TENTATIVE - The 700 Club Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday, 4/29 TENTATIVE – The Washington Post Interview
for Web Site Washington, DC
Saturday, 5/2
Pennsylvania Women's Conference – Bookseller TBD
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Harrisburg, PA

Monday, 5/4
Barnes + Noble #2932
Clifton, NJ
7:30 - 9:30 pm
395 Route 3 East
Clifton, NJ 07014

Tuesday, 5/5
Barnes + Noble #2255
New York, NY
12:30 - 2:30 pm
97 Warren St.

(at Greenwich St.)
New York, NY 10007

Thursday 5/7
The Today Show – NYC


Wednesday, 5/13
Frauenthal Center of Performing Arts –
Hages Bookstore
7:30 PM
425 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI

Thursday 5/14
Metro Parents Women's Expo
Bookseller TBD

Note the 700 Club tentative appearance. If she gets any kind of tv show platform, this will be it. I bet this is basically an audition :)

Also, note the Washington Post interview and the Today Show appearance. This is where you can post or email about her on a public forum. I plan to. The Today Show usually does cream puff interviews, so I guess it will disappoint, but if they smell a story, they might go for it.

MsPeabody said...

Since Kate is gone more than she is at home anymore with all her speaking engagements and book signings, I wonder who the children are staying with. It’s sad that they aren’t with family members who would love and care for them as they deserve. I hope the nanny that watches them loves them. Those kids have lost so much as it is, they may have the best material things money can buy but they don’t have what is most important which is the love of family and friends to stand by them. I lay the blame at the feet of J&K, they are responsible for their children and one day will give account to our Creator for it and they will also give an account to the kids when they are older as to why mom and dad did the tings they did and allowed these things to occur. I feel so sad for the kids!

Ms.Peach said...

I emailed Today Show at 'TODAY@nbcuni.com'

You can send any requests or comments to correspondents at:
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Or call
(212) 664-4249

HW said...

Didn't TLC say, in defense of the show, that it gives Kate "the chance to be a stay at home Mom."

I just feel so bad for those kids.

And, sadly, I don't think Kate will ever regret missing time with the children she went through so much to have. She will justify it to the very end.

Sarah said...

I love how her "not yet published" cookbook has already been discounted on amazon.
I especially love how someone tagged it under the catagory "exploitation"

HW said...

I agree that Kate doesn't call herself a SAHM anymore. She does, however, continue to say how she will do anything for her kids. Most working moms do so to make ends meet, not to pursue fame, and buy a mansion that they have convinced themselves their kids "deserve." Kate is not spending time away from her children out of necessity.

In the recent Ladies Home Journal article, Kate says "I wouldn't return to those days. We think of the TV show as our family job, one that lets us stay home together." So she does still fall back on the "staying home" as a justification for what she's doing.

The SAHM issue notwithstanding, the "family job" is just wrong. These children shouldn't have a job.

Froggus. said...

the only two-cents i have to throw in this bucket -

one of my good friends sent me a pristine copy of multiple blessings ..
i kid you not, the book must have literally been in transit when i was alerted to this blog.

needless to say, when it arrived .. i was greatful that my friend thought of me to send me a gift but.
i looked at the cover, choked down my gag-reflex, and ultimately ended up selling it to the used bookstore last weekend.

i never even made it to the first page.
not much on resale value you, i can tell you that much.

Curly said...

There's a group of miscellaneous women and...yes...MEN, in NYC and surrounding areas ( not affiliated with any club ) who are planning a protest/picket on May 7th at the Today Show/NBC Studio to show their displeasure with Kate Gosselin and all she stands for, and to mostly show concern for the Gosselin children being exploited for financial gain of the parents.

From what I hear, there is already about 20-30 people commited to going, with more likely to follow. I got wind of this from a friend in NYC. Unfortuantely I am down south and can't participate.

Jen K said...

I was at Sam's Club yesterday and saw the creepy picture book and it's tiny....it's smaller than I thought it would be and rather flimsy in content and even flimsy in pictures. It looks like it was slapped together by a high school photoshop student. Interestingly, Beth's book was nowhere to be found on the Sam's Club shelves.

GretaS said...

There are plenty of sickos in this world, but those who look at photos of the Gosselin kids are hardly sickos. The Gosselins are in the public eye and these photos are made available, so it's not like people are hacking into computers to look at them for some disgusting purpose.

I just find it odd that there's been an implication on this board several times that people who look at photos of the kids are pedophiles or perverts. That's really pushing it. I mean, it's okay to drive past their house to catch a peak "out of curiosity" but it's sick or weird to look at photos of them that are made available in public on the Internet? Don't get it.

Also, many people write posts about slowing down their DVRs to study some aspect of the show when the kids are involved. And that's not creepy?

Diane said...

There are plenty of sickos in this world, but those who look at photos of the Gosselin kids are hardly sickos. The Gosselins are in the public eye and these photos are made available, so it's not like people are hacking into computers to look at them for some disgusting purpose.

I just find it odd that there's been an implication on this board several times that people who look at photos of the kids are pedophiles or perverts. That's really pushing it.
I haven't read every post on here, but I don't think anyone has said that ALL people who look at pics of the Gosselins or buy their little book are sickos or pedophiles. I think the point (IMO) was just that J&K are voluntarily putting pictures of their own kids out there with the knowledge that creeps and pedophiles exist and love this stuff and therefore, yes, of course, some sickos will undoubtedly enjoy it. The justification that they are "in the public eye" is just redundant. They would NOT be in the public eye if not for the stupidity and greed of their parents to begin with. Innocent children (with no say in the matter) should NOT be public figures.

JBinVA said...

Does anyone else live in the Hampton Roads area? Kate will be in Newport News but I have class that night so I can not go to see for myself what the fuss is about. I really wish I could but by the time I get from school to the book store it will be late since traffic is always unpredictable here.

Pamela Jaye said...

I work at a bookstore and had some time to kill before my shift, so I flipped through the book - it really is all about her, her, her. The first page is a picture of HER, it's all about HER journey as a mother and the 8 little faces seem like an afterthought.you know, when I read this, the first thing it reminded me of was Octomom?

Have you noticed the number of pictures and videos of her holding babies, her stroking babies, her rocking babies? Like she's the perfect mother. And the world needs to see this (as she touches her preemies with her three foor fingernails (when my mother had me, she *cut* her findernails))

Oddly, when I watch some very early J&K, and see her asking who's poopy - I wonder iif it's possible that at least with babies (before they grew up and got minds of their own or whatever) Kate wasn't at least a better mom than octo, who seems to only want to "mother" for the cameras (granted, these days, Kate doesn't even do that, she's too busy culturing the kids, if she's home at all)

wow. never thought I would think Kate was a better mom than anyone.
Still doesn't make her a good one.
I think she should dump the show and go do promotion full time. (like a former sports star or something)
Or write a book on couponing or logistics (not mothering though). just something that plays to her strengths and leaves the kids out of it. It must be possible. Then she can have all the fame she likes.
Hey, how bout an "organic" cooking show? (someone will have to steal her paper plates). Cooking on TV takes less time than in real life - cause you have those already chopped and cooked versions of your dish under the counter, and she wouldn't have to do that part.

She just needs to transition out somehow. Then she can have her precious fame and the show can go away.

I didn't see the second book. It was obvious the first was written by Beth (I got it from the library)

????????? said...

baltimoresun.com

Kate Gosselin totally kvetching in Jon & Kate special
Fans and foes of the hit TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be happy to know that Kate Gosselin is in fine form on the Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green special airing at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Gosselins and the eight kids have this fabulous house, and now comes comes Steve Thomas, of Renovation Nation, to do everything from install solar panels on the roof to making a picnic table out of reclaimed wood, at no cost to her, and what is Kate doing? She's kvetching.

Not big-time kvetching at first. Kate always starts low key and then builds. But she hasn't got even a hint of a smile on her face from the moment the workmen arrive.

"I don't like projects still. I don't like dishevelment. And Steve Thomas," she says, givng a twist to her voice to mock the name, "wants me to get all excited. I was excited about this going green or whatever."

Thomas quickly gets the drift the Kate-led household, and when the solar panels don't arrive on time during the day of installation, he asks Jon, "Is you wife going to beat you up?"

And Jon, revealing his survival strategy, says, "We just won't tell her."

There is some green learning to be done in this special, but mainly it is an hour intended to keep the big audience for this show happy until the new season starts May 25 -- and to remind fans and foes of what a warm and friendly person Kate can be.

I give it three and half star for Kate's uncanny ability to instantly put a whole household and all the workmen on edge with the cranky tone of her voice and sour look on her face.

Posted by David Zurawik at 6:57 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Jen K said...

GretaS,

I understand what you are saying, but the fact that a mother would sell her child's image in this day and age, knowing that there are people who are literally obsessed with her children is unconscionable. She will do anything to make a buck, even if it makes her children even more a target for obsessed fans than they already are.

My concern, along with many others here, is that the unfortunate target market for this book isn't going to be the casual fan, but the looney fan or even worse.

There is a certain element of "person" out there who can take any innocent image and manipulate it or use it for reasons not intended. It's a sick world we live in, unfortunately, and the Gosselins are playing right into that world with this book.

As for the people who buy it: sorry to say, but I still think it's creepy to own a picture book of someone else's children. It's not normal, in my opinion, to purchase a book that is just like a personal scrapbook of children one really doesn't know and will never hope to meet.

These children are money-making commodities to these parents and not much more. It's very sad, and very strange. And yes, creepy.

overwithKON said...

Did anyone click on the Read sample buttons? Well I did and you know what??? Anyone could make a book like that on Snapfish or (gasp) walmart photo. She is disgusting. She is an accomplished writer?????? Haaaa Haaaaa...... I cant wait for Mady most likely to get rich and back at thos stupid parents with her tell all! That I will buy to support those kids. Never will I buy a book of piics so sche can buy more $300 hooker heals...... GREEEEEEDDDD!

overwithKON said...

I think its funny that people see the schedule and say they had no idea that she was in their town. Ha Ha! That tells me just how popular she is NOT!

overwithKON said...

twinner said...
There are 5 whole days with no appearances (May 7-12) and the kids birthday, (which is on Mothers day this year) is right in the middle of that. What a great mom. Of course she might be sooooooo exausted from all of that travel that she has to spend all that time at the spa.
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Whats even more sad about this is that she may be home and probably at the spa, but they will also have to milk those special days for at least one episode about the tups birthday. Lets hope Jane at least reads here and they get a nice birthday this year. If nothing else.....

Jacelynn said...

Im not trying to be rude or start a fight or anything, Im honestly curious about this. Can Kate do no right? I mean people are mad when she is home because she is supposedly living off her kids, and people are mad when she is working because she isn't home enough? IMO Kate is gone no more than she would be if she had a "normal" job so why is this such a big deal?

Again, I don't want to start a fight I am just really curious about others thoughts on this.

Deb said...

GretaS said...

There are plenty of sickos in this world, but those who look at photos of the Gosselin kids are hardly sickos. The Gosselins are in the public eye and these photos are made available, so it's not like people are hacking into computers to look at them for some disgusting purpose.

I just find it odd that there's been an implication on this board several times that people who look at photos of the kids are pedophiles or perverts. That's really pushing it. I mean, it's okay to drive past their house to catch a peak "out of curiosity" but it's sick or weird to look at photos of them that are made available in public on the Internet? Don't get it.

Also, many people write posts about slowing down their DVRs to study some aspect of the show when the kids are involved. And that's not creepy?
Let me clarify because I am one of the people who said they "found it creepy". While I am not calling J+K fans "sickos" by any means, I do find it disturbing and "creepy" that someone would want to buy a scrapbook of OTHER people's children.

Say I made a similar book and went around trying to get people to buy it...they would look at me like I'm crazy.

I can *sorta* see why people find the show entertaining... a family with multiples and how they 'get through life'. Okay. I get that.

What I find weird is people who buy Gosselin's kids pictures for 20 bucks a pop. What I find creepy are the ones who go to a book store or order online and pay to see someone's children in a book.

As I said, if they are that intrigued by cute kids, volunteer in a daycare or elementary school. They can use your interaction and help much more than J+K need your hard-earned dollars.

But that's just me.

Laurie said...

Why would the tups get a nice birthday this year? It falls on mother's day and it's all about Kate so they'll celebrate Kate day...and the tups birthday will be an afterthought and they'd better eat all their dinner. I hope that the tups don't make her breakfest in bed like my son used to do. God knows she can eat ANYTHING touched by kids.

overwithKON said...

IMO Kate is gone no more than she would be if she had a "normal" job so why is this such a big deal?

It seems to me that she is gone WAY MORE than a typical mom. I have 2 kids, I work full time and I am gone a grand total of 40 hours per week. And when i am done I am at home cooking and cleaning, and going on school field trips. The family and TLC say that they do this show so that she can afford to be a stay at home mom, and that not many people can do that. So if they so the show so she can STAY AT HOME with the kids, then why is running across the country signing books and whatever else she does? For their college funds? Probably not, for mini skirts and tanning sessions? Probably. SAD

overwithKON said...

Laurie said...
Why would the tups get a nice birthday this year? It falls on mother's day and it's all about Kate so they'll celebrate Kate day...and the tups birthday will be an afterthought and they'd better eat all their dinner. I hope that the tups don't make her breakfest in bed like my son used to do. God knows she can eat ANYTHING touched by kids.

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Oh Laurie ..... you are so right, I forgot about KATE DAY! YUCK!

Jacelynn said...

I understand that TLC says she is a stay at home mom and really she isn't. But there is no way for anybody besides Kate to know why she does all of this.

mary said...

I sent off an email to the Today show letting them know I don't want a fluff piece. (doubt that it will be hard hitting interview)

Anyhow....I have to agree with everyone here. Why the heck would someone buy a book of pictures of somebody elses kids? Seriously. I wouldn't buy a book of Angelina Jolie's kids or my neighbor's children for that matter.

Why would i buy a cookbook from someone who doesn't even COOK?

It really is quite strange.

Allicat said...

Just saw Kate at Target last weekend. She had an assistant with her and was playing with her phone. She was very thin and tan. Heard they are shooting an episode close to home this week. Will update more when I know the details are definite.

overwithKON said...

Jacelynn said...
I understand that TLC says she is a stay at home mom and really she isn't. But there is no way for anybody besides Kate to know why she does all of this.

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Is there a question here? Just curious? Really for me and my personal opinion, the show is fine or was in the beginning when they were real people that really did the things they show on their reality tv show. I dont agree with putting your kids out there for the whole world, but someone was going to do it so why not the Gosselins with their CUTE kids. So to me no big deal. The BIG DEAL starts when the purpose for the show is a total line of crap, and they become totally fake and lying through their whitened teeth every chance they can get. IF she was a good mother, then I think she would want to be home with her kids that are such a miracle and at least be with them and not treat them like dirt. It is obvious now that those 8 miracles are just a dollar sign to her. And to me that is a huge problem, because not only are there the sextuplets but also 2 older siblings totalling 8 kids that are going to grow up and not know how to live in society. Those kids who could have had(literally everything a kid couild want or need) a great stay at home mom and all the love and caring in the world. Instead they were used by the only people in the world who can really protect them. Imagine the therapy bill.

I guess this is my opinion, and everyone sees a good mom as different things, but I dont really think anyone can say that K8 is a good mom.

Shari said...

Jacelynn,
That's a really good question. I can only answer that from my perspective. As long as Kate acts like the Kate she is now (mean, nasty, selfish, self-centered, short-tempered, etc ....) I think the more time spent away from the kids, the better for the kids. I think the kids could absolutely flourish being away from that element, even if under the care of a loving nanny. The problem is, the more Kate is away, the more money she's earning off of her kids and that just feeds the beast. It's a vicious cycle.

Obviously, the ideal situation for any child is to live with loving parents whether they be employed or stay-at-home. Unfortunately, the Gosselin kids lives are anything but ideal. You can only hope for the best for them in the situation their own parents have put them in.

Off topic: I'm always amazed at the amount of people that buy reading material that can be quickly scanned for free while standing in the check out line. Whether that be a tabloid or a 44 page picture book "written" by not-Kate. I can't believe people don't have better things to spend their money on regardless of the state of the economy.

Neena said...

Jacelynn said...
Im not trying to be rude or start a fight or anything, Im honestly curious about this. Can Kate do no right? I mean people are mad when she is home because she is supposedly living off her kids, and people are mad when she is working because she isn't home enough? IMO Kate is gone no more than she would be if she had a "normal" job so why is this such a big deal?

Again, I don't want to start a fight I am just really curious about others thoughts on this.

4/17/2009 9:18 AM

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Gone for almost an entire month straight is normal? Gee, I work about 50 hours a week as a teacher and manage to still see my kids each morning, late afternoon and night...never go an entire month without seeing them at all. Heck, last summer I went on a 3 day cruise without them and cried because I missed them so terribly. I could not fathom not seeing them at all for days on end like Kate does. The sad thing is...she enjoys it! She said so herself on the couch!

Not arguing with you, just making my point and expressing what I see. Even actresses filming movies lug their kids with them to the set so they can still be together. But not Miss Kate! That would interfere with her spa time and "alone" time she covets so much. Plus she'd have to share the spotlight and sheeple attention/drooling with 8/9 other people and not have it all on her.

Shari said...

Jacelynn,
I think it's pretty obvious to everyone why Kate does what she does: Greed. Plain & simple. Greed.

Chris said...

I emailed nbc, and gave a nice list of questions to ask but I bet it will be fluff espcially if Kathie Lee gets to interview.
Are those interviews live? could they catch Kate by surprise? I would like to see that!

The washington post I think would be the best bet for asking the real questions. I emailed them, they have a very easy contact link on the front page.

Glad to see how many discussions and reviews are popping up at amazon. Even on the new cookbook and it is not even out! I was shocked to see Kate is charging $29.99 for the cookbook(which besides recipes(of what I have no clue) is suppose to having a section on living on a budget, what will that say? Have 8 kids get free stuff?, will anyone believe she is clipping coupons and shopping sales in 2009??)

timetogokon said...

Im not trying to be rude or start a fight or anything, Im honestly curious about this. Can Kate do no right?

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In my eyes, no. K8 and Jane have lost all credibility - and along with that, the right to have the benefit of the doubt - with all their lying, scamming and greed.
They have had many, many opportunities to do the right thing and always choose not to.

The ONLY way KON could even start to redeem themselves is to stop the show, plain and simple. JMO.

Barbbe53 said...

Jacelynn: I agree that some people on this site go overboard with the Kate criticisms, but you saying that she works the same as any working mother is not right. Kate is not working only 8 hours... she is away from the house 24 hours a day for 5 days in a row. Most mothers are home in the evening w/the children, cooking dinner, checking homework, making sure the kids get to bed on time those 5 days. Kate's schedule is totally different, plus you also need to consider travel time between book signings.
Now, I had to laugh at the Baltimore Sun article because I noticed Kate's "sour" attitude in the pics on TLC. Funny how Steve Thomas picked up on it.

ROFL said...

Jacelynn:

The only right thing Kate could do would be to put a stop to the show. I personally would like to see the show stop and the kids given back their privacy and their childhood.

When the kids are older and decide for themselves that they want a show then GREAT but as long as the parents are making the decision for them and IMHO believe they are only doing it for the money and not taking into account how the show will affect the kids when they are older......Only way J&K could go from zeros to HERO's in my eyes.

Marie said...

I would love to read the Baltimore Sun article. Can someone post a link please. Thanks.

Single Mom Paying Off Debt said...

Gosh... she really is never home...

Cheryl B said...

Barbbe53,

One of the few things that Kate has honestly earned is the criticism she gets on this site!

Wendy said...

Can Kate do no right?

That is such a difficult and complex question. It really comes down to what your moral compass tells you. I might watch the things Kate does and see horrible exploitation. You may not. I may see what the children will experience later in life after being in this fish bowl situation. You may not. I may agree that the children are not being protected and see that selling a book of their pictures is really crossing the line. I may think a parent shouldn't sell a child's scrapbook memories. You may not. If you think that Kate can do no wrong, that is up to you. I just couldn't live with myself if I didn't stand up for the children. You are free to support Kate and her exploitation. I will not.

PA girl said...

I am from Lancaster County, PA, where Jon and Kate lived throughout the first three seasons of the show. Their new home is conveniently located on a street where a friend of mine also lives, and I visited her the day before Easter and drove past the KONpound. I knew it was big, but nothing prepared me for how absolutely massive the place is in person. There are indeed solar panels covering most of the roof, and as we were driving by, lo and behold, there were two of the little boys playing outside. BY THEMSELVES. I mean, I get that they live inside a gated estate, but this really shocked me. Perhaps there was a nanny (obviously not a parent, the parents are too busy jetting all over the country) somewhere on the land, but not that I saw. Anyway, just a little anecdote for everyone that I felt compelled to share.

KiSSy said...

Baltimore Sun

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/04/jon_kate_plus_8_preview.html

HW said...

Jacelynn,

I understand your comment. In my opinion, the judgement comes from the fact that, whether Kate stays home or tours for her books and speaking engagements, she is doing so because of the fame she obtained through her children. She would not have a book or speaking engagements had they not started the show where they exploit their kids and immortalize all of their most private and embarrassing moments.

Also, her actions do not match her words. She praises the show for allowing her to stay home then admits on the last episode that she enjoys the travel and the work schedule. And if they are still accepting love offerings and allowing churches to pay travel fare, etc. that certainly doesn't help her image as it seems obvious they already have plenty of money. It seems pretty greedy to be charging churches such fees and demanding so much from them.

I'm not trying to sway your opinion; but just stating why I believe Kate falls under such scrutiny.

stephanie said...

she's going to sam's club?? why because they sell that book for ten dollars?

I bought the book.....thought it was cute. But didn't her friend write it FOR her? Why is she the one signing it then!?

I was just on facebook and they have a "guess what jon and kate character you are" quiz...along with pictures of each child. That made me so incredibly sad for them. These are not characters!! They are real children....who have no idea what a circus their lives have become!

pinkdiamond611 said...

At this point, I have to agree with Kate in one respect. "If people want to throw money at us, who is to stop them?" I think it is sad that people are so lonely that they don't have "real" children to love and cherish, that they need to adopt a family from television. It is also sad that there are fans who worship Kate because the too are young Moms, whose husbands don't make enough to support the family, just like Jane, and they figure that if wishing worked for Kon, it will work for them too. Another sad situation. And finally, there is a group of women who want to save Yawn, they don't realize that it is his laziness that causes his children to be his only source of income. sad sad sad. end of psa.

PK said...

Jen K said...

I was at Sam's Club yesterday and saw the creepy picture book and it's tiny....it's smaller than I thought it would be and rather flimsy in content and even flimsy in pictures. It looks like it was slapped together by a high school photoshop student. Interestingly, Beth's book was nowhere to be found on the Sam's Club shelves.
I saw it at Target and just chuckled to myself. Only 41 pages and believe me my daughter who is in high school can and has done way better than what I saw.
It is a joke.

I H8 K8 said...

here it is
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/04/jon_kate_plus_8_preview.html

Dude answers all the comments with some remark trying to play off the kvetching with ha, ha, isn't it cute. vomit.

Monica said...

All this talk of Kate never being home has made me think of something. In the episode where she returned from getting her tummy tuck, she came into the babies room and greeted each child. Just after that, she stroked Hannahs' head and said, "I dont ever want to miss a week of your life again". WTF?? Really??? I know Kate tells truckloads of lies and this is IMO the worst. I hope the kids watch the old episodes as they get older and see what the woman that calls herself their mother has become. That's if they can still recognize her by then.

BostonBean said...

The only book she could truly author is a book about serving up BALONEY.

My5blessings said...

Im not trying to be rude or start a fight or anything, Im honestly curious about this. Can Kate do no right? I mean people are mad when she is home because she is supposedly living off her kids, and people are mad when she is working because she isn't home enough? IMO Kate is gone no more than she would be if she had a "normal" job so why is this such a big deal?

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I read several comments in regard to your question. You got great answers.
I have to say first, she isn't "supposedly" living off her kids. She IS living off her children. I'm sure you can see that is the main complaint from most people.
For me, that is the big deal.......*Reality* T.V has gone so overboard it's insane.
It is one thing for an adult to sign over their rights to their privacy for a buck, but Jon and Kate's children do not have a voice in all this.
It's so unfair what is happening to their lives. What's worse, there is no going back. The damage is done. Now they are adding insult to injury.

My5blessings said...

Why would the tups get a nice birthday this year? It falls on mother's day and it's all about Kate so they'll celebrate Kate day...and the tups birthday will be an afterthought and they'd better eat all their dinner. I hope that the tups don't make her breakfest in bed like my son used to do. God knows she can eat ANYTHING touched by kids.
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I suppose yet another episode I missed. Never saw Kate day.
I did see the Christmas episode where they had the kids make cookies as gifts. I thought it odd for one reason. They won't eat anything the children make, yet they gave what they find inadequate as gifts to those who have helped them tremendously through the years.
Don't get me wrong, I would have loved such a gift. Just thought it odd.........
But, everything they do is odd.

My5blessings said...

KiSSy has left a new comment on the post "Kate's Latest Schedule or Is Kate Ever Home Except...":

Baltimore Sun
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I don't know why this article should surprise me. After all, it is Kate we're reading about.

My gosh-- She is getting solar panels put on her home for free and she's such nasty person to the "givers" I have such a hard time understanding how anyone would find her inspiring, a good person, mother, friend etc.

Some of the notes left were so positive it's incredible.
How can people not see Kate for what she is?

cossysmom said...

When she was at a book store near my home promoting "her" book I thought about going...just to gawk at the orange "tan" and the porcupine/skunk hybrid hair. And then I thought...why even bother. If anyone was counting the number of attendees I didn't want to add to it. I'd rather have one less person show up. I can see enough of her on TV.

Please give us a name next time said...

I looked at the book in Walmart. There is NOTHING to this book! Mostly pictures & very little to read. Of course I did NOT buy it! :p

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

I am so there at the book signing in Clifton NJ! I am going to buy a book just to get in the line and than take her picture with my camera phone. I will than just walk away and return the book! I want to see if someone tells me to delete the pix.

If anyone else from here is going let me know. Could be fun!

pulldozer said...

I took a look at the book yesterday. Took me all of less than 5 minutes and I put it back on the bookstore shelf where I found it. I can't believe she thinks this will sell. Yeah, you can tell who actually authored the last book and it wasn't Kate!

SLAHSarah said...

If Kate is actually home for the tups 5th birthday, I seriously doubt there is going to be any sort of big celebration like the one for their 2nd birthday. Because think about it folks, who would they invite? Aunt Jodi? Beth? Daddy's Mom? The camera guy? The G's have isolated themselves from friends and family.

Snerk said...

Just my opinion, but anyone who spends more than a quarter on that piece of drivel must be a bonafide sheeple. I read it in less than five minutes also. I thought it a a waste of paper and ink.

Laurie said...

My5blessings - when I said that they'd celebrate "Kate Day" I was refering to Mother's Day and being sarcastic since it's all about Kate and isn't she the best mother in the world!! There was no Kate Day episode, but I'm sure there will be one since the tups 5th birthday and Kate Day are on the same day this year.

skittlecakes said...

scary skier,
That's the funniest thing I ever heard anyone do.

Darn, I live in Georgia, but I like the way you think.:))

Have fun!!

timetogokon said...

There was no Kate Day episode, but I'm sure there will be one since the tups 5th birthday and Kate Day are on the same day this year.

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There was a Mother's Day episode- it was titled "Breakfast in Bed" . The entire episode was no different in content - Kate doing nothing and everyone else serving her - than any other episode. It was all about treating K8 to her special day because she is such a wonderful mom. Gag.

PS IIRC, there is a scene where some of the kids bring her breakfast in bed. She tells everyone to leave because she wants to eat in peace (what a freakin biatch)but Hannie is allowed to not only stay in the room but lay in bed with K8 and eat with her.

aggiemom0912 said...

one of the book signings on facebook showed her 'unique' hair style...she's got 4 going at the same time...(several colors as well!)1:the back, a dark (natural?) color, flat to the head,2: on the crown is that freaky spike thing, 3:the left is a normal cut, and that shag covering the eye issue is the fourth haircut, which has it's own unique striping...it is just laughable. too bad money can't buy class.

TandLMommy28 said...

I imagine that if Kate is how on the kids birthday, it's only because they are filming for the show. I can't imagine she even cares to be home for their birthday for any other reason at this point.

I work from HOME 2 - 3 hours a day and it makes me SICK that I am missing that time playing with my sweet babies. And I'm in the same room with them while they play! I just can't understand a mother being so detached from her children.

DeeB said...

It's hard for me to articulate why Jon & Kate disgust me so and yet the Masche family don't bother me as much. Someone mentioned how our moral compasses work differently, and maybe it has something to do with that.

Some of the things that immediately come to mind are frist of all the Masche husband and wife are intelligent, well educated, kind people. They clearly love and (this is a big one) "respect" each other. Instead of selling pictures of their children I was able to look at dozens of beautiful pictures of their adorable children on their website. And those pictures contained lots of images of family members and good friends. People loving them and their children -- people having a good time together. Also, they both work. It doesn't even bother me that they have asked for assistance. After all, they didn't scream for assistance or expect it. They are clearly grateful for what they have.

They are the antithesis of Jon and Kate. Now maybe what they are doing in terms of exploitation and/or asking for assistance is no different from what Jon and Kate are doing. I don't know. It just feels different.

wookiewookie said...

http://www.retroblog.net/2009/03/26/kate-gosselin-speaking-engagement-roswell/

sista #2 said...

She is a wonderful SAHM don't ya know!!!

Guess the kids will see her what?? The end of May??


peace
#2

Katerina said...

The Pennsylvania Hillbillies, nouveau riche and no class.
They remind me of the guests who come to visit (uninvited) and don't know when to leave. And when they finally do you laugh behind their backs.
Take the frigging hint Gosselins - just GO!!!!

mamaK said...

Laurie said...
Why would the tups get a nice birthday this year? It falls on mother's day and it's all about Kate so they'll celebrate Kate day...and the tups birthday will be an afterthought and they'd better eat all their dinner. I hope that the tups don't make her breakfest in bed like my son used to do. God knows she can eat ANYTHING touched by kids.


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Sorry, Kate, breakfast in bed won't be happening this Mother's Day. The kids would actually have to be allowed IN the bedroom to serve it, and I am sure they are too afraid of being punished! How sad....nothing would give me greater joy.

Jenna L (GWOP's Swedish Babe) said...

Wow, I need to try and be one of the first commenters on GWOP posts - everything I've had to rant about has already been written thoroughly by the other wonderful visitors here! I also want to thank the commenters for providing extra links to Gosselin-related articles on other sites. I love writing thank-you emails and comments to the authors of articles that bring up the exploitation factor of this show.

I have a link to a post on a gossip site about Kate's hair - the writing is rather crude, but a bit funny. Some visitors to this site are GWOP-ers - I actually found this site through the comment section there! One user had the link in their 'signature'.

http://www.dlisted.com/node/31612?page=2

Anyway, in regards to this post...those poor kids! Their lives are unstable enough as it is - crew members and helpers coming and going, constant filming, shuttled off on trips with crew members at their heels - and now they don't even have the security of their parents being with them. It's hard enough for a kid whose parents work long daily hours (like my mom had to), and it must be ten times worse for a kid whose parents leave for days and weeks on end without returning.

I predict serious teen problems for at least one of the Gosselin children - maybe even criminal problems. I really hope these children don't act out and harm themselves as a result of their exploitation and highly unusual childhood. It's always sad to see children fail in life because of unhappy childhoods...I'm always worried for the welfare of the Gosselin children, and can't help but remember Canada's Dionne quintuplets.

All you Americans here, please make me proud by attending peaceful protests at these book signings! (Wouldn't it be fun to get 50 people to sing "I Ran" at Kate at one of her book signings? I kid, I kid!)

Tami said...

Sorry, Kate, breakfast in bed won't be happening this Mother's Day. The kids would actually have to be allowed IN the bedroom to serve it, and I am sure they are too afraid of being punished! How sad....nothing would give me greater joy.
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My daughter's 18th birthday is also on Mother's Day this year. I won't be expecting her to bring me breakfast in bed though : )

Annies said...

I don't really believe the reason they won't let the viewers see the upstairs of the house is because of privacy, they don't want you to see how massive it is. When they showed the home empty it was a very quick flash and without furniture most houses look dull and unassuming.. I bet it is all decked out, especially the master bedroom... I would never till hell froze over tell my kids they could never enter my room. Knocking , ok they should do that but never allowed in! What a bitch. Wonder if they filmed Easter? Ya know the day Kate was missing in action from Church? If there is a show on the kids birthday they might need to muster up some youngins from their Church preschool since they have no one here left. Hey maybe the gals from Ann Taylor's LOFT could come to the party and the Nannie that's not a nannie, dog sitter and bodyguard and all other household slaves. I wanted to mention as I never saw it written else where, but for a time there Katie Irene seem to always be showing a bit of clevage in the tops she wore, always bending over. Did TLC say cool it or is it because she lost weight there isn't much to show anymore???

Shari said...

All Hail Scary Skier! If I lived anywhere near, I'd be with ya. PLEASE do it & report back! I can't wait to hear how this plays out :)

My5blessings said...

timetogokon wrote:
There was no Kate Day episode, but I'm sure there will be one since the tups 5th birthday and Kate Day are on the same day this year.

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There was a Mother's Day episode- it was titled "Breakfast in Bed" . The entire episode was no different in content - Kate doing nothing and everyone else serving her - than any other episode. It was all about treating K8 to her special day because she is such a wonderful mom. Gag.

PS IIRC, there is a scene where some of the kids bring her breakfast in bed. She tells everyone to leave because she wants to eat in peace (what a freakin biatch)but Hannie is allowed to not only stay in the room but lay in bed with K8 and eat with her.
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I know people are probably sick of hearing this, but OMG, I wanted to cry reading this. Sincerely.

I dislike Kate on so many levels. And Jon, how the hell do you allow your wife, SO-- whatever..... to do what she does?

If my dh were to treat my children the way she treats her children and Vice/versa, I'd divorce him.

I cannot imagine what those "unworthy" children standing outside her door must have been thinking about Kate and about Hannah. They will hate her soon, if they dont' already. How sad, pitting child against child.
This post made me feel physically sick.

Old Florida Girl said...

Dear TampaMommy: I was born and raised in Clearwater and so wish I still lived there so you and I could go to HR Heiney's appearance in Tampa and pull out some signs and maybe our portable bullhorns and give the press something to talk about. If she was harassed at every stop -- they'd think twice about this.

Ann said...

Kate is not scheduled and probably would never come to where I live or I would be out with my sign. For those of you that posted you didn't want to go alone or that small numbers won't work I encourage you to go.
I don't want to turn this into a political discussion so I will leave names for the guessing. Years ago I was living in a rural area, very hard hit by layoffs, factory closings etc. I was lucky DH had a good job. When someone was running for the senate they came to this small town. I wasn't much interested but was asked by a neighbor who did not want to go alone with her sign (asking the candidate what they would do about the factory layoffs and the locals). There were only 3 of us , who were asked to stand far on the other side of the road(the whole visit was well staged). I thought, this is a watse. But suddenly a few news reporters came over and my neighbors story was in papers across the country. So a few people can make a difference. If you are passionate about something, and have the free time I would be down there with a sign. I know sometimes it is easier to be anonymous sitting at your comuputer but hopefully someone that lives close to Kate's many planned events will be brave enough to hold a sign or ask a tough question.

Phyllis said...

Laurie:I hope that the tups don't make her breakfest in bed like my son used to do. God knows she can eat ANYTHING touched by kids.I can't say that I blame Kate in that respect. If I were one of Katie Dearest's children, poisoning her would definitely cross my mind! On that track, I wonder if No-Balls has ever considered slipping a laxative into her morning coffee.

tha squirrel watcha said...

I just think that she is traveling to be away from her family purposely. This is the alternative to divorce & Jon getting custody of the kids. If this happened, the gravy train would end for everyone, including tlc. I think someone is dead-on about the Oprah connection...this is the only explanation for why absolutely nothing has been leaked. It's as if all of the people they ever knew do not exist. OR. It is ALL part of their evil marketing plan to keep us all watching.

I wish I could fast forward to the future to see the THS & expose books!

Ravello said...

"I just think that she is traveling to be away from her family purposely. This is the alternative to divorce & Jon getting custody of the kids. If this happened, the gravy train would end for everyone, including tlc. I think someone is dead-on about the Oprah connection...this is the only explanation for why absolutely nothing has been leaked. It's as if all of the people they ever knew do not exist. OR. It is ALL part of their evil marketing plan to keep us all watching.

I wish I could fast forward to the future to see the THS & expose books!"

I totally agree with this comment. Jane and Kate do not do any joint appearances. They pretend they have split their schedules for the sake of the kids. In reality, they spend most of their time geographically apart because they cannot stand the sight of each other. The marriage is a total sham. Kate's mothering efforts are a joke.

I'm disgusted to read sheeple are still showering KON with gifts. Wake up people, the Gosselins are millionaires. Don't waste your time or money on them. Take your gifts to a homeless shelter instead.

Based on information from multiple sources, I do not think Kate was ever much of a hands on Mom and I've never had the impression she likes her kids, except for Hannah.

kateisblahblah said...

Mrs Peabody said:
The Today Show usually does cream puff interviews, so I guess it will disappoint, but if they smell a story, they might go for it.


The today show never smells a story...They will always pacify. take her to FOX news... Give her a 10 minutes with O'Reilly!!! He will tell her like it is!!

kateisblahblah said...

I correct myself I meant Mrs. Peach!! Sorry Mrs. Peabody!!!

Tori said...

I saw Kate tonight in Bellevue, Washington; a suburb of Seattle. There was probably 300- 400 people there. She came out 15 minutes late; many people cheered when she came out (I didn't though, I came more out of curiosity than anything else, I don't like her at all). She was wearing a white zip up blazer type of thing and a blue tank top with like a lace collar on it. Sunglasses on top of her head which was kind of funny since it was rainy here and cloudy. Anyway, she whipped thru the signing. You weren't allowed to take "posed" photos with her you could only take a picture while she was signing your book and she signed them so darned fast that would basically be impossible. You had to wait until she signaled to you and only than could you walk up to the table. It was weird, but she seemed to be enjoying the whole power trip, at least in the beginning. By the end she was looking pretty annoyed with everything. When it was my turn she grabbed the book out of my hands, I said Thank you, and she didn't even look up at me and said yeah, your welcome and that was it. She basically signed about 300 books in less than an hour--thats how fast she was signing them. Her signature in my book was barely legible or at least the "Gosselin part..." The signing started at 7pm and about 8:00 I came back and she was definitely looking annoying that more people were still coming in because I heard one the ladies working their that she wanted to leave early or something. But what I did notice when I went up for her to sign my book that she looks really old; older than i thought she would. She has a ton of wrinkles she also was wearing a TON of make-up. She was quite orange, and I live in Seattle, where because of the weather, there is a ton of people who fake and bake so I've seen some pretty horrible "tans" and hers was definitely pretty bad. Her hair also looked really weird up close. I couldn't really describe it, but it was odd. My boyfriend and I were surprised though that she didn't have any bodyguards or anything with her. She also had a huge Venti Starbucks that she was drinking. Overall, I wasn't surprised. I expected her to be orange and look like a ompa lompa and be annoyed and cranky.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Is she going to be on the Today show between 7-9 a.m., or the fluff show with Kathie Lee, that is on after 9? If it is the regular Today show, I can see Matt or Meredith asking her questions about making income off of her children, especially since Octomom.

talklesssaymore said...

For people interested in the Wast Post interview- more than likely this is a "chat Q&A." That's how most of their "bookworld" interviews are conducted. You do not email the wash post ahead of time, you send in questions as the chat is going on. While they will probably weed out most of the critical ones, if there are more negative then positive things coming in it will be incredibly obvious and it is unlikely that they will want to have her again. It's just too difficult.

Popkorn1211 said...

Went to Bellevue, WA on Saturday, April 18, 2009 to check out the scene at the Kate Gosselin signing.

My husband and I love reading this website, although we have never felt the need to post anything – you all say it so well. But we’re just shocked at what we experienced. I was so curious to see how many people would show up and, most importantly, how Kate acted at these types of events. I am still shocked.

The signing was scheduled for 7-9 PM at a Barnes and Noble in Bellevue, WA. The locations she did in WA are very suspect to me. Why would she come all the way to WA and not do Seattle? Who outside of WA has heard of Renton or Bellevue? Regardless, we pulled up to the Barnes and Noble at approximately 7:25 and pulled into a parking spot directly in front of the store. The parking lot was pretty empty, but we saw the sign outside advertising the event, so in we went. We saw that something was going on toward the back of the store and then came across a line of 40-50 people. Small groups of people were also crowded into the aisles on one side. There she was! Kate Gosselin! She was wearing head to toe white and these ridiculous high heels. I imagine her in that outfit surrounded by her eight kids.

The crowd was, as expected, primarily women, young and middle aged mothers with their families. But for me, the shocking turnout was from teenage girls. What is Kate Gosselin’s draw for teenage girls? In light of Octomom, I find this highly disturbing. People are going to start rushing to fertility clinics to get pumped full of babies so that they can have spa trips, skiing trips, Hawaiian vacations, Disney trips, all the while becoming rich and famous! Why are teenagers watching this show? Shouldn’t they be at the mall, hanging out with friends, anywhere, anything but a Kate Gosselin book signing on a Saturday night??

My husband and I decided to venture to the other side of the store after a few minutes, since that side was significantly emptier. We stood mere feet from her and watched her sign books for a few minutes. She barely looked at people, just motioning for them to approach her, signing quickly, a thanks here and there, but overall she came across as a real bitch. Her tan was blinding, her hair was like a life force all of its own, and she looked thin. The people were pretty into it, snapping pictures from the sidelines and looking really excited. All of the sudden, she smiles, says “thanks everyone,” guzzles the rest of her enormous Starbucks coffee, stands and starts walking aways. The Barnes and Noble employees started looking a little scattered and frazzled. My husband informed me that it was 7:42PM and that she was probably going on one of her fifteen minute breaks. But we looked around a couple minutes later and found that the people had cleared. There was no one left. Around the time her break should have been over, we saw some young girls ask where Kate was. An employee said that she was not coming back out. They asked what she was doing back there, but we couldn’t really hear the answer.

Now what gets me is that the time we walked into the door (7:25) to the time Kate up and left (7:42), about seventeen minutes, is definitely not enough time to sign 40-50 books. Even at her quick pace I really find it hard to believe.

People walked into the place looking for her and they were told that they could buy a signed copy they had located at the front of the store. I was in disbelief. She came and did forty-two minutes of signing? That’s a waste of time if you ask me. My husband took a picture of the sign advertising that the event lasted from 7-9 and also of Kate’s empty chair. This was at 8:15, right before we left the store.

I called Barnes and Noble from the car to get the scoop, I was dying to hear what the excuse would be from their end. After suffering through a commercial for the event on the answering machine and waiting on hold for a bit, an employee answered the phone. I told her I was on my way over there are wanted to confirm that Kate Gosselin was going to be there, as advertised, until 9:00 signing books. The woman said that she had already left. I asked why, I thought that this was supposed to be going on until 9:00 and she said, “yeah, so did we.” She proceeded to tell me that there was a line there and Kate signed all the books for the people in line and then just got up and said she had a plane to catch and she had to leave.

Are you serious? She should be so thankful to these people for buying her book and showing up on one of WA’s first weather-wise beautiful Saturday nights of spring to stand in line for her to be a bitch. The way she behaved was truly incredible for an individual making money off of what I understand to be a photo scrap book of her kids she “wrote” filled with bible verses. How fake, selfish, greedy, and opportunistic these people are.

Someone left a post on here that there were 300-400 people at this event. Nowhere close. I mean, we were late, but I have even less faith that she signed 250-350 books in the twenty-five minutes my husband and I missed.

Kate Gosselin needs to wake up and smell the Starbucks, because other people are starting to. She is rude to her fans and showing off on television with her million dollar house all the while asking hardworking people in churches for love offerings. I have an offering I would love to give Kate Gosselin, but it has nothing to do with love. She has ruined her kids lives, Jon’s life, and this will all catch up to her for sure. I have a feeling this bubble is about to burst and she’s really going to regret disrespecting all of these people who think she’s wonderful, for reasons I don’t understand.

colleen said...

She is going to be away from her kids for 1 month and also miss 6 birthdays. Oh my god! I could never be away from my precious son (who is now 16 yrs old) for that long. This is particularly disturbing because it is not necessary - they have more money than god already. Her little babies are turning 5 - how could she do this - she is such a cruel, selfish person.

colleen said...

Her book tour that are made up of little towns looks like an excuse to be on a holiday away from the kids. What a waste of jet fuel to hit a small city for 2 hours then leave across country. This makes no sense. What a waste to the enviroment, money spent, time she should be spending with her so called kids.

jonandkatewho? said...

Kids are adaptable. That is what might save these poor children in the end. One can only hope so, anyway.

There is a problem with all they have had to adapt to, however. First they lose all family members when Kate kicks them all to the curb. They lose the first production crew whom they knew since babyhood. The crew is replaced but probably will be again. They lost their privacy at an early age. They will lose alot of dignity via this television show. They lost their mom when she couldn't relate to having children and not babies. Now they are losing their dad, who seems increasingly annoyed by them.

I for one am damned glad that these kids have one another. They will undoubtedly need the support they can give each other as survivors of their parents' greedy ways.

I, like many posters, do not understand the thought process of a person who would buy a book full of pictures of somebody else's children. I think that's just damned weird. These kids are NOT actors although they are working. They don't have any special talents that we know of, they just happened to be born in a huge clump and because of a reality show are somewhat well-known. It's still weird in my book to buy pictures of them. Hell, you can watch them in person via the endless reruns of the show!

What was Kate thinking when "writing" a book about her eight little faces? How will the kids feel when they are older, knowing that their mom published a so-called book full of pictures of them at very tender ages? It will be so obvious to them that she did this for the money and not for the children as she likes to claim. How would you even begin to present such a "book" to your kids? Hey kids, look what mama made for you? She didn't do it for them! She could keep the same pictures of them in an album or scrapbook the way the rest of the world does for their families.

I'm really just totally bewildered by the thinking of these parents. Are they really in total denial as to the reasons they do these things? Or do they fully understand what they are doing and just choose to do it so they don't have to keep regular jobs?

These kids seem to really be adapting to their mom being gone all the time, and that in and of itself is a sad statement.

Pink said...

POPKORN1211: That was so thoughtful of you to recap your experience at the book signing event in Bellevue, WA., on April 18, 2009.

You said she just up & left at 7:42, even though she was scheduled to stay until 9:00. This once again proves Kate has no compassion for others....it is all about her! Each time someone reports back on the book signings, it is said Kate was tired or in a bad mood. YOU GOT IT RIGHT when you said she was RUDE! That is her personality....cold and rude.

sayitlikeitis said...

In response to: Popkorn1211 said...
"Went to Bellevue, WA on Saturday, April 18, 2009 to check out the scene at the Kate Gosselin signing."

IMO , Kate left the book signing prior to her scheduled quit time of 9pm because it didnt appear that there would be the turn out expected. Which is worse? Media reports of a less than stellar turn out, quite possibly due to lack of interest and or the exploitation aspect of the book or the excuse of Kate having to leave early because she has a 'plane to catch'? Kate's PR team most certainly does not want to be in the position of having to explain why their client, a best selling author, only managed to attract less than a few hundred interested people at a book signing at a major book chain such as Barnes & Noble. Either way, incredibly bad move on Kate's part considering she has another book due out this fall and Barnes & Noble may not be so willing to risk THEIR reputation and another let down like the signing in WA. Additionally, if these book signings were scheduled in advance, why would Kate's PR team schedule a flight ( to another signing?) that would cause her to leave a signing a hour and a half early? And wouldnt they explain that to the Barnes & Noble staff in advance prior to her getting up and leaving. IMO, Kate left in a huff because her EGO got a good bruising!

Nicole said...

I was in Border's today and the lady behind me in line was returning Kate's new book, Eight Exploited Faces. She said that couldn't believe that the book was so bad. We got to talking about the show and she said the more she sees of Kate, the less she likes her. I told her that I think alot of people are feeling that way.

Steph said...

To answer a few poster's questions:
The first episode from Season 5 is scheduled to air on May 25 - Memorial Day. They had already filmed 8 episodes of the new season before the last show from Season 4 aired.

Someone mentioned Kate doing a book signing in Seattle and the newspaper published an article. My question is: Why was she signing/promoting her FIRST book on a date AFTER her new book of pictures had been released and she should have been promoting that one?

Does anyone know for sure which book she's requiring fans to purchase so she'll sign it for them, or will she sign either one as long as it was purchased at that store that day?

Bicoastal said...

One of the KON fans described a recent Kate church talk where Kate informed the church folk that she [Kate] likes to travel and believes she has the "gift of gab."

How weird and pathetic that Kate has to gab about her life with strangers. It would appear she has no close friends or family to her share her life with, just a bunch of rural church-goers and goofy teens who think anything on TV is 'da bomb.

The "gift of gab" is usually a compliment given by others to describe someone, not a self-appointed boast touted by a crude woman who charges a fee to strangers to sit and listen to her blather.

I'm not sure who's more pitiful; Kate or her audience.

konGOaway said...

just went to look at the link for the "book tour" schedule and the schedule has been replaced with the publishers site advertising how to order the books. Is someone catching on that publishing the schedule might bring out unwanted publicity?

Patti B. said...

I saw a re-run this week...when Kate went to get her (free) tummy-tuck? And when she returned, she looked genuinely happy to see her kids. And she said "I don't ever want to miss a week of your life, ever again". Musta forgot that when she created this whole book schedule thing...
Sad. :(

cb51387 said...

Patti B. said...
I saw a re-run this week...when Kate went to get her (free) tummy-tuck? And when she returned, she looked genuinely happy to see her kids. And she said "I don't ever want to miss a week of your life, ever again". Musta forgot that when she created this whole book schedule thing...
Sad. :(


I remember that episode, too. She was genuinely happy. I have been watching and noticing recently how she and Jon act like they don't even want to be on the couch together, and it's sad. Maybe she should watch that episode again. :(

Mother of 2-wanted more but couldn't afford them and wouldn't dream of begging for money to support them said...

In on of the episodes, Kate said Jon loves blonds and Jon thought Kate was a natural blond when he married her. It wasn't until after they were married he found out she was blond from a bottle. Talk about deception! Kate's whole life is based on lies, misrepresentations, deceit and being a con-artist! She never even told her own husband she was a bleached blond until it somehow came out after they were married!

Natalie and Abigail said...

I flipped through the book at a Target or Walmart. It's ridiculous. There's one or two sentences on each page - plus a bible verse. The pictures aren't even labeled. There's no way of knowing which kid is who (unless you are a rabid fan, study their differences and could tell them apart in the dark), nor is there any way of knowing when the pictures were taken (year, age, etc.).

It's so stupid. I can't believe they made it a book.

JenTru said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! This is what I get for not checking GWOP for awhile! Kate was here, in Bllevue, WA, and I missed it. I would've cleared my day and waited in long lines (although from the person who went it doesn't sound like there was that many people there) to get my chance to give her a few comments. I would've even bought the book, had her sign it so I could say, "Hi, hateful witch!" and then promptly returned it. Darn, darn, darn. For the person who posted about the event, thank you. :-)

JenTru said...

Oh man, I just caught this on You Tube...the things I would say to her...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm-DIbMTatY&feature=related

yeaisaidthat said...

In on of the episodes, Kate said Jon loves blonds and Jon thought Kate was a natural blond when he married her. It wasn't until after they were married he found out she was blond from a bottle. Talk about deception! Kate's whole life is based on lies, misrepresentations, deceit and being a con-artist! She never even told her own husband she was a bleached blond until it somehow came out after they were married!

My guess is, Jon had it figured out less than 5 minutes after meeting Kate that the ' carpet didnt match the drapes'.

sean said...

Apparently Kate walked out of a book signing in Georgia yesterday.
Maybe somebody said something she didn't like. She doesn't seem to be getting the crowds she has in the past. A couple of hundred people at best, and she is rude for the most part. That must be some PR firm she uses, doesn't anyone have enough smarts to say to her change your attitude if you want to keep the money rolling in. Even the dumb teenage girls that think she is great won't be happy if they show up to see her and she isn't there.

Anonymous said...

so a stay at home mom can't ever go anywhere else?? that is an odd way to look at the life of a woman and mother.

s taylor said...

i find it disturbing that you insinuate a stay at home mom should not be out promoting a book. why the hell not??? so a stay at home can't work on the side or write, or travel? bizarre.

My5blessings said...

s taylor wrote:

i find it disturbing that you insinuate a stay at home mom should not be out promoting a book. why the hell not??? so a stay at home can't work on the side or write, or travel? bizarre.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I know this isn't directed at me.
Absolutely, parents can and do work. Nothing wrong with this.
I know plenty of very devoted parents who work.
However, are you kidding? In light of what is happening in her life alone BEGS her to go home and fix her marriage with Jon and him with her. Not to mention be there for her children who no matter how hard she tries, have heard what's happening or seen with their very own little eyes.
So, no...... she shouldn't be out peddaling her "8 little faces" or whatever it's called. She should be home with her family who she claims is her top priority.
Doesn't look like that when she's hitting all the circuits.
What would you do if all these things were unfolding before your eyes? Would you continue your tour? Or would you race home to try to work things out?
Unless of course as we've said, it's been over..........