Turning 5 and the Future, Monday, May 25


After enjoying the enormous party celebrating the sextuplet's fifth birthday, Jon and Kate sit down with each other for a serious discussion regarding their future together as well as the kind of future they want to build for their family. (Description from TitanTV.)
New. Washington Post about season opener.


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WB said...

Ohhhhhhh.


I TOTALLY get it now.

Jon and Kate "face" each other.

They will be sitting at a table, face-to-face instead of both looking at the camera...

I knew it was some sort of advertising scam...

Clever, but not clever enough to get me to watch.

lilli said...

Once again, the look on Mady's face says it all...

CityGirl said...

I don't know if this has been said already, but did anyone notice that in one of the pictures of the bday party I could swear that Carla was in one of those, off to the left. I think maybe she was a helper or occasional sitter. I'm not sure, but pretty sure it is her. If so, could this mean Kate is trying to rekindle some kind of relationship with some of the old helpers? Maybe she is having a difficult time keeping a nanny, and she knows that some of the "old" helpers were helping just because they wanted to be in the children's lives. Just a thought.

jayley said...

Mady is the barometer for this family, as posted before... and once again Mady doesn't look happy.

Mother of Two(couldn't afford more...) said...

Stop the madness! What will it take to stop these people? Jon and Kate are like the energizer bunny...they keep going, and going and going. All their excesses and materialism in this recession are just nauseating. Non more than purposely creating multiple children to make money. Al Capone was finally sent to Alactraz Island for tax evasion after they couldn't get him on his other multitude of crimes. Can't they at least get Jon and Kate on tax evasion?

TT said...

CityGirl,
Yes I did notice the woman who looks like Carla. According to Kate she "Has know Carla like forever" Carla started off being a mother's helper but soon after became one of Kate's gopher's. Kate said that she had Carla wipe down the cubboards,it was Carla who mopped up the water in the laundry room when the machine over flowed,it was Carla who helped Jon un-load the big truck when Kate held the yard sale in front of the church and the list goes on and on. How many helpers does Kate need?

sueshe said...

Ahhhh, they face each other only to say...We got what we set out to do...we have the money, the big house, the cars, the trips, the freebies, first class plane tickets, condos... but we destroyed our marriage in the process. Now, should we televise the divorce proceedings?
So sad to see the evolution of the destruction of a marriage played out on tv. They both should be real proud of what they done to each other. Kate definitely outshines Jon though!!!

ManicNarcissism said...

Has anyone really paid attention to the stupid sneak peek commercial? The end is SO stupid and contrived. I'm sorry but these people are acting and they are HORRIBLE at it. Especially Kate. She looks at Jon and gives a look like "I don't know, we'll see.." And it is so not real. Then he tries to do an eye roll "whatever" and is unconvincing. When Jon expresses something he does it really over the top, almost trying to be funny.

Krisy said...

I can honestly say I will not be watching this season. I feel so bad for these kids to have to go through it all. But I can't stand to watch any further. I believe nothing that comes out of those two. I saw the marathon on this weekend and couldn't even watch it. Just seeing the words 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' Pissed me off.

Letthetruthbetold said...

It says that the birthday party that will be aired is the birthday "re-creation"....so the pics from Party City were staged after all....Once again the GWOP'ers were correct !
I also read that Kate was given a pink scooter and Jon was given a "hog" from "American Chopper"...how much longer can this charade go on and how long must these children be tortured?

fedup said...

Quick question... aren't they producers this year?

marketingthekids said...

TLC DOES know that 4 million or more will tune in for this fiasco on Monday. Sad, but they are salivating. It's money in the bank and Kate and Jon ARE in control of it. They were given the choice and Kate wants to keep going thinking she can turn this around (public opionion) she will begin to relate to all of us that at times struggled in their marriage. (Guaranteed!!) Emotions will run strong and the public will begin to "cheer" for them.. TLC is banking on this. The Mags, they hope, will begin to pick them up at different places. At first with distance, and then the occasional hand hold and then a selected secret kiss... taken by the "papps". Showing the world they are "working on it".
Then..... When in about 1 year, they are going to write a book about their struggles and how they overcame them. (ghostwriter). They will do a "movie of the week" that will debut on TLC the first one ever.
Bam, a product has been defined, and brought back to life like Tylenol in the 80's. How many of you still use that. Brilliant, Brilliant, brilliant marketing.

I'm just here to inform you how marketing works and even this kind of threw me for a loop until I unraveled the "storyline".

To use words from this generation.. They are "playing" the paps, their family and their audience to their advantage.

I think I have their strategy and I'll let you in on more of what TLC is doing as the story unfolds.

Glenda said...

What will it take for this madness to stop? NOTHING!! I don't think Kate will ever stop. Facing each other on TV to work out your problems. Wanting to go to marriage counseling but it has to be shown on the show. Ridiculous!! The only reason she has for TRYING to save the marriage is so that people will watch the show. Not for the benefit of Jon or the kids but so that she can put more money in her pockets. Some people have said that this is all a scam for ratings and I am beginning to think that also. Any time you hear a REAL celebrity talk about helping their families or getting away to save their marriage they do exactly that GET AWAY. Again Kate doesn't even realize her world is crumbling down around her. I hope for once Jon stands up and says Enough is Enough!

KB said...

This just showed up on "People"
Some of the remarks are rather interesting, like about Mady for example.

Your Guide to the Gosselins: A Pre-Season Primer
By Kristin Boehm

Originally posted Saturday May 23, 2009 03:10 PM EDT
The Gosselin family

Photo by: TLC
Jon and Kate Gosselin are set to kick off the fifth season of their popular TLC series Jon & Kate Plus Eight Monday night. With the couple's marital problems making headlines, interest in them and their family has grown. Below is a breakdown of the Gosselin brood for those watching the lovable chaos for the first time. (To catch up on all the family drama, tune in to TLC's Jon & Kate marathon over Memorial Day weekend.)

Meet the Parents:
Kate, 34, met Jon, 32, at a picnic in 1997, and it was "love at first sight," according to her. They got married in 1999 – and got to work on starting a family soon after. Kate was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which made it hard for her to get pregnant on her own. Fertility treatments were necessary for both of Kate's successful pregnancies, which resulted in twins and then sextuplets.

Both parents stay home – Jon used to work as an IT analyst and Kate often travels for speaking engagements and book promotions – to manage the family and their two dogs. The family's primary income comes from their TLC reality show.

The Twins:
Big sisters Madelyn or "Mady" and Cara will turn 9 in October. Cara, the tomboy of the elder two, likes one-on-one time with her dad, whether it's when rollerskating or learning how to ski. She's more reserved than twin sister Mady, who is most likely to throw a tantrum wherever the family ends up. Drama-queen Mady is likened to her mom, a lot. (Hint: The twins are easy to tell apart since Mady got braces last season.)

The Sextuplets:
The sextuplets just turned 5 on May 10, which was also fittingly Mothers Day this year. Matching outfits aside, they are growing up fast and are pretty easy to tell apart.

First the boys. Aaden is nicknamed "the professor" – and not just because he's the only kid in glasses. He's the most inquisitive of the bunch and loves animals. Collin is the total boy, and often finds himself in "time out" when he gets too aggressive. Flying under the radar is Joel, who keeps to himself but is expressive about his love for his parents.

The three girls are Alexis, Hannah and Leah, the smallest of the six and night-owl of the family. Alexis, who has a bit of a wild streak, is always smiling. Hannah likes to keep her long hair down (like a Hawaiian princess, says Kate) and is very maternal, enjoying taking care of her siblings.

The dogs:
Two German Shepherd puppies joined the family after they moved into the new, much bigger house last season. The Christmas gifts for the kids are named Shooka (male pup, after a Samoan security guard they met in Hawaii) and Nala (female, after a character from The Lion King).

Bella said...

I could be wrong but I thought in the very beginning of the shows when they were explaining all their "help" kate said she had known carla all her life. So if that's the case and what we've read about kate, she's been a bitch on wheels all her life so Carla would be used to it. Plus she's made it this long in kate's life..makes me question carla's character a bit though.

suzieQ said...

Yes I did notice the woman who looks like Carla. According to Kate she "Has know Carla like forever" Carla started off being a mother's helper but soon after became one of Kate's gopher's.
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Carla is on the payroll.

ManicNarcissism said...

Letthetruthbetold said...

It says that the birthday party that will be aired is the birthday "re-creation"....so the pics from Party City were staged after all....Once again the GWOP'ers were correct !

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Can you explain this again? What do you mean the party city pics were staged? Does that mean that she didn't really buy decorations? And what does re-creation mean? I've been reading every post for a month and can't follow what you are referring to. I have only had one cup of coffee though so that might be it! :)

Just Be Nice Kate said...

Regarding the People summary of J&K+8...

This is comical:
Both parents stay home – Jon used to work as an IT analyst and Kate often travels for speaking engagements and book promotions – to manage the family and their two dogs. The family's primary income comes from their TLC reality show.First of all, what's the point of bringing up "Jon use to be an IT analyst other than to confirm that he use to have a real job? Do they think stating this makes Jon sound like less of a slacker now?

Both parents stay home... to manage the family and their two dogs.Manage their family and their two dogs? Grasping at straws much?

About the kids...

Cara, the tomboy of the elder two, likes one-on-one time with her dad, whether it's when rollerskating or learning how to ski. She's more reserved than twin sister Mady, who is most likely to throw a tantrum wherever the family ends up.Wow, way to say something nice about Mady! They could have mentioned what she likes or enjoys doing -something - anything other than only stating that she's "most likely to throw a temper tantrum wherever the family ends up". I would be horrified to read that about myself or one of my children. I guess People thinks that new viewers will tune in if they know they'll get to see a good meltdown.

blamingoftheshrew said...

Do Child Labor Laws Apply to Jon and Kate's Kids? by Leslie Gornstein
From eonline:

About Jon & Kate Plus 8: I wonder if the kids are protected under child labor laws, or if they should be?
—Miracle Aimee, via Twitter

"You'd think that any parents who drag their kids into their reality-TV money grab would face a smackdown from some sort of child-protection law. But no. That would be way too civilized.

No, Jon and Kate Gosselin's plus-eight do not fall under the kinds of kiddie labor laws enjoyed by peers who work on scripted film or TV sets, attorneys tell me. Here's why...

...courtesy of attorney Paul Moretti, who served as an on-set film safety expert before moving into his own labor law practice.

If anyone tried to take this issue to a judge, Moretti says, "chances are, courts would say this doesn't count as labor, because the children are doing things they would be doing whether there was a camera or not.

"Show producers are not taking the kids away from their studies, making them memorize lines, or taking them away from socialization," says Moretti, who also answers legal questions for JustAnswer.com.

"The law would probably say that when the children are sitting at home using a coloring book or going to a soccer game, and they're being filmed, they're not doing someone else's business. They're doing their own business."

Translation: When a TV show has a script, kids can only work a set number of hours per day, they must have a certain number of breaks per day, and they must have on-set tutors to ensure their studies do not slide.

A reality-show camera can track children from morning to night, parents can rake in wagonloads of cash, and Moretti knows of no laws that can change that on behalf of the child.

One other thing to consider: Attorney Lisa Pierson Weinberger of Greenberg Glusker points out that kids on shows like these might not even be getting any money—thus their time in front of the camera isn't "labor."

As for your second question: Yes, Moretti says, he thinks there should be a change in the law. Or, at the very least, child welfare guidelines should be reconsidered, other experts say.

"The question this really brings to focus is: In this reality-oriented society, are children as adequately protected from adults as they need to be?" muses Regent University law professor Kathleen McKee. "I think they are not. Kudos to your reader for bringing up this issue."

So there you go. And oh: If you're wondering whether I agree with these experts—you bet I do. One hundred percent."






http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b125497_Do_Child_Labor_Laws_Apply_to__i_Jon___Kate__i__s_Kids_.html?intcid=home_coverflow-blog-Do_Child_Labor_Laws_Apply_to__i_Jon___Kate__i__s_Kids_

ape said...

steve nield has appeared on the show before.
on the utah (trip 1, with the whole family) when the plane wouldnt take off and kate had a crying fit, steve nield was sitting behind kate in the last row of the plane.
its him, without a doubt.

so irritated said...

Sadly, although WE won't be watching, a whole new bunch of people who had never watched before will be. People who never thought twice about the Gs before, but have taken notice since the scandals. If Kate wants two more seasons (and another 6 mil) she's probably got it.

After that, she will have all the free time in the world to deal with the resulting 8 angry, sheltered, socially awkward, ambitionless and emotionally scarred children she sold to TLC.

beachluvin said...

Didn't someone say that Carla's daughter is traveling overseas with the Gosselins this summer?

JoseM said...

EXCELLENT post, blamingoftheshrew!

sucks to hear that, as we expected, nothing can be done though

OpenYourEyes said...

OMFG!!!! I just watched the "Crayola Factory" episode and am still shuddering from replusion over how severe Kate was treating her children, and acting like a MONSTER from hell.

When she mimicked Mady's voice while speaking directly to Mady, I thought I was hearing things. I thought something was wrong with the sound on my TV, but no it was real. Kate's voice sounded like a crazed evil munchkin. It was horrible.

The entire day was ruined all because the monster Kate didn't want her kids to get stains on their clothing. Oh, what else is there to say other than UGH! She needs help.....badly.

All Mady needed was a hug.... Sad.

beachluvin said...

so irritated said...
Sadly, although WE won't be watching, a whole new bunch of people who had never watched before will be. People who never thought twice about the Gs before, but have taken notice since the scandals. If Kate wants two more seasons (and another 6 mil) she's probably got it.

After that, she will have all the free time in the world to deal with the resulting 8 angry, sheltered, socially awkward, ambitionless and emotionally scarred children she sold to TLC.

5/24/2009 8:09 AM
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This is very true but at least more people will begin to take notice on how the Gosselin 8 are being used and exploited for the benefit of their parents greed!
The other thing is Kate cannot pretend to be nice anymore like she did in the first season. She can not hide her true character and personality, she has gotten so much worse and she is her own worst enemy. Just wait and see, things will change.....mainstream media has picked up on them and soon enough, the children will be rescued, I just hope that it wont be too late.

LovinMyRugrats said...

Hi GWOP,

Thought you'd want to post this story about a Kansas family with sextuplets who are living their lives in relative obscurity. There is no reality show, no million dollar house, no book deals, no spas or plastic surgery. Just lots of love and normalcy.

http://www.kansas.com/news/story/824444.html

wramblinwreck said...

I agree with those who are pointing out that while the new season may attract new viewers, many of them will not be watching the show for the same reason as the original audience. They'll be tuning in for the trainwreck factor which has been promoted in all the media hype leading up to the premiere. They'll be watching with a much more critical viewpoint. If the reason for all the media hype has been just a publicity stunt to increase ratings, I'd say: "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."

aimee said...

Is it just me or is this latest episode of muck being advertised like a wrestling/MMA match?


These two monsters of the ring haven't even been able to breathe the same air since they threw it down and went to the paparazzi with their tales of shame, rage and woe. Who knows what will happen when these two beasts of battle encounter each other on Monday night! We'll all watch from the edge of our seats as "love taps" turn into "f*ck you punches" and you KNOW you'll feel the pressure rise when the two combatants meet for the first time at the weigh-in. Kate's been keeping toned and ripped on the treadmill (though some wonder if breast enhancements will tip the scales) but will nailing a young woman in her 20s and drinking like a college boy have kept Jon in fighting shape? When these two come FACE TO FACE who knows what anger will be unleashed!

Will Jon play it safe and keep the fight on their feet or will Kate dominate and take it to the ground where she can overpower Jon with the strength of her writing ability, her unreasonable nature and pure, vicious anger?

Tune in on Monday to watch the spectacle of the CENTURY! You hear me? THE CENTURY! No bigger battle has EVER been fought! It's going to have all the viciousness of dog fights without being illegal (remember, there are no child laws to prevent this mess from happening)! All the jaw-dropping excitement Gosselin armchair warriors (or armchair psychologists, if you will) have come to expect from this amazing, unpredictable and unstable family! It will be like handling explosives with bare, ignorant hands! It will be like pulling the pin on a grenade and then sitting on it! That's how much excitement you can expect! All the danger of licking a stake knife right here, on TLC! Watch or you will regret it for the rest of your life! You will be empty and have a foreboding sense of loss if you don't watch AND pre-order a copy of Kate's newest, most bogus book ever - Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories!

Don't miss the chance to be a part of this once in a lifetime moment! In fact, capture the spirit of this amazing episode by visiting sites that host articles critical of the Gosselins and FIGHT FOR THEM in the comments sections with ridiculous, poorly written nuggets of support for Jon and Kate and their amazing children! Be a part of the excitement from your own home! Taste the publicity!

Jon and Kate go face to face without a single thought for the safety, happiness or well-being of their 8 children and we the audience prepare for one of the greatest battles known to mankind - BE THERE!
Note: Of course, you will not really tune in to see this FACE TO FACE bullcrap because you know better. Don't give them the satisfaction or the ratings. It takes only one person to watch and recap so let's play it like that and stay out of Kon's way...

dede02 said...

Seriously, what does Kate do besides whine? Everything is about KATE! I have been flipping back & forth on the show since I quit watching along time ago. I cannot stand hearing Kate talk about how tired she is when she has so much help. I hate doing laundry too, even though Kate "loves" it! The difference with other people's laundry & Kate's is, I don't really consider "doing laundry", putting the clothes in & turning it on. It must be nice to have "people" folding & putting it up for you. I hope those people got smart & "ran" I hate to go on & on, (like Kate) but I do not honestly see what she has to be tired about. Also, I am not a fan of Jon's BUT in his defense, he actually DOES or DID make an effort to help with them, unlike Kate who throws the kid's a COUPLE of times a day! As for poor Joel, WHO the heck would be in the kitchen BAKING while your child is on the laundry room floor THROWING UP! I felt horrible for him. THAT DID IT FOR ME!!!! I would never ignore my child while he was so sick!!!!!! I AM DONE WITH BOTH OF THEM!!!!!

TT said...

Bella,

I do question Carla's character too. I had a friend like Kate once who had this sense of entitlement and expected everyone do wait of her hand and foot. Once I wised up that friendship quickly ended. What is up with Carla?

Nobodys servant said...

Okay so Carla is on the payroll. Big Deal! I am a personal assistant and my client makes sure to say PLEASE and THANK YOU! That is a rule that I make. It is called having respect and pride for self. Kate on the other hand demands and expects...Did I mention ungreatful?

Marie France said...

suzieQ said...
Yes I did notice the woman who looks like Carla. According to Kate she "Has know Carla like forever" Carla started off being a mother's helper but soon after became one of Kate's gopher's.
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Carla is on the payroll.

_____________________
Carla has to be on the payroll. Anyone on the payroll has to sign a confidentiality agreement and I bet Carla's has an additional special clause indicating that not only is she forbidden to talk about the G's on the job, she also cannot say anything about her knowledge of/relationship with Kate in the past, before the show!

Anna said...

I often question Kate's position as a Christian. She's always mouthing off and I feel like she's this control freak of a monster that doesn't want her kids to have fun. She's so overbearing towards her husband and it looks like she's the one who wears the pants in the family.

I know marriages are not perfect, but what kind of respectable mother, Christian woman and a wife is THAT verbally abusive towards her husband? That woman screams at him at the store, and when Jon brings that issue up of her screaming at him and how he's embarrassed, her reply is "Well I was stressed. I didn't want them to see their presents. What do you rather do? Do you want to just stay home and stare at each other or do you want to go through the stress of blah blah..."

None of her rationales justify her actions.

Her kids may love her now, but I wonder how it will be when they're teens watching the episodes, witnessing how their mother is.

I feel like the things she does, the way she runs the household, how obsessive she is reflects more of her needs and insecurities rather than the emotional health of the people around her.

Marie France said...

beachluvin said...
Didn't someone say that Carla's daughter is traveling overseas with the Gosselins this summer?
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Yes. Carla's daughter, Ashley, is going as one of their "helpers."

Jaden's Mom said...

I have been watching the marathon on TLC on and off throughout the weekend, and the feeling I am always left with is one of deep sadness. When the show first started, they seemed like a very loving family. The kids seemed happy. Everyone seemed more relaxed.

As the show progresses, the kids seem less and less happy. Mady's jealousy increases, as do her meltdowns. Cara seems more withdrawn. The tups become props more than anything. It is very, very sad.

If Jon and Kate want to sabotage their own lives, go for it! But to drag the kids into is inexcusable. I blame Kate for the lion's share of it, and Jon for not putting a stop to this long ago. I fear for the future of these kids. Any shot they had at a normal life after the show is all but gone now.

WTF? said...

If two disgusting, vile, subhumans like Jon and Kate can't see that they are perfect for each other, who else will either of them find?
I won't be watching the show.

FIONA said...

China, Africa and Korea.

Sounds like too big of a trip for the 5 year olds. Oh well, they are used to traveling, sitting still, and generally, they do behave well.

They will all have their own DVD players, MP3's, etc....to keep them quiet while Kate rides first class.

Ashley will do all the work and I would bet she gets paid well for her summer abroad.

Carla is an employee who knows how Kate operates and seems to be OK with what is going on. A steady paycheck for a woman who may not have any other skills-so she works for the Gosselin family.

I will watch this season, just like I watch all the reruns. I enjoy watching the family on some level. I am enjoying watching Jon and Kate crash and burn. Not gonna lie-but you reap what you sew.

But my heart is always with the kids who didn't get to pick their parents.

The show will go on. And I expect that Jon and Kate will divorce at some point.

etown gossip said...

Yes, Carla is now part of the paid help and rumor has it she's very similar to Kate so they'll either get along or fight. Looks like they get along. Carla's daughter is said to be signed up to "help" on the trips this summer.

AnotherLisa said...

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Jon drop out of college?

The title IT analyst sounds like it might require a college degree, at least an associates degree.

Does anyone know how many years of college Jon has?

Tales from the (Nanny)Hood said...

I think this whole "marital issues" PR sprint has been a useful set-up for J&K+8 to head off to Europe/Korea/whatever pretty soon. After all, Kate, mistress of the anvil drop, has said somewhere she might have to go overseas to "escape the paparazzi".

Think about it. It's the perfect set-up. J$K have to shield their poor kids from all the negativity here in the US, and what better way to do that than to head off on that trip to revisit Jon's adventures overseas? It's all about the kids, right?

Then, they can pretend to "rediscover each other" while traveling, and they will "fall in love all over again", thus blessing their children with a truly happy family again, and then eventually "blessing" their remaining fans with a new book about how to save a marriage.

Of course, that plan might not work if they generate TOO much interest in themselves. It seems that People/Us/In Touch/etc. have their teeth in this story of what a monster kate is and what a broken man Jon is, and how they cheat.

I wonder what the tabs might have in their budget for keeping photogs on the Go$$elins trail as they drag their family and entourage hither thither and yon overseas.

Because when they catch Jon leaving a bar in France with a little hottie and they catch Kate and the bodyguard having an intimate dinner, all the PR will be for naught.

And the kids will continue to drown in dysfunction while people watch from a distance.

Theresa said...

China, Africa and Korea? This isn't exactly Disney World. Sounds to me like the kids will be bored so I guess there will be alot of Mady and the others melting down. Sounds to me like a trip for adults.

MKH's Mommy said...

I think I know why TLC is hanging onto this fiasco. One success must justify another:

"What Not To Wear" -->
"How Not To Raise Kids"!!!

Any loving parent with half a brain (and heart) can see and feel the dysfunction of this family. Money and popularity can't buy love and respect. So sad that these kids have to endure all this. Good thing J&K are making the big bucks doing this--forget college, therapy times 8 is going to be their major expense in 10 years!!!

DetroitBasketball said...

China, Africa and Korea.

Sounds like too big of a trip for the 5 year olds. Oh well, they are used to traveling, sitting still, and generally, they do behave well.

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Where did the info about their summer vacation come from? I know it was being speculated that they were going to Korea awhile ago, but did anyone come out and confirm where they're going? Just curious, I was taking some time off from the Gosselin madness, so I've missed a lot lately lol.

MomIn said...

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING TOMORROW NIGHT??

As an active duty military mom recently returned from deployment I will be spending my Memorial Day remembering our fallen brothers AND having a picnic and family time with my kids, friends and family.

WHAT IT WILL NOT BE DOING IS WATCHING KON!!

abster said...

I feel bad for Carla. She prob took the job due to the economy...now she is Kate's GOPHER. Wonder what poor Carla is paid?
Kate doesn't mention she "is/was" a nurse anymore......

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lovethosekids said...

They're going to Korea? How nice, they can bring home that 9th baby they wanted to adopt!

Hee heeeeee :P

Mimi said...

As far as Carla still being Kate's friend, I have to say (and I know it sounds bitchy) in all the brief interviews I've seen with Carla she never struck me as overly bright. Also, I remember on one show that Carla was being paid to do yard work and I am sure that now she is well paid to be Kate's whatever she wants her to be. Just another reminder that those who stick with Kate are generally paid. I don't know anything about her daughter.

Marie France said...

AnotherLisa said...
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Jon drop out of college?
The title IT analyst sounds like it might require a college degree, at least an associates degree.
Does anyone know how many years of college Jon has?
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Jon only has a high school diploma - Wyomissing Area H.S. 1995

He has no college degree whatsoever
and has never even enrolled in any type of higher ed institution. His "IT" experience consists of a class on MicroSoft. Julie talked about this on her blog.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I do not doubt that Jon and Kate love their children.

But it's all about priorities. Right now their children are not their main priority. They can't be. Not if Kate is gone 20 days in one month. Not if Jon is out gallavanting while Kate is away. There is no defense for that.

The show gave them the means to stay home with their children. Both of them. How many parents have such an opportunity?!?! They could have continued showing their daily lives raising the children. We could have watched them travel to great places as a family. That's what the show was supposed to afford them. Quality family time with their children.

Instead Kate chose to do book signings and they both chose to do appearances together leaving their children at home. All for money. So NOT necessary.

At $73,000 (so it is said) an episode, they could have lived a great life together. What I wouldn't give to be able to do that with my husband and daughters. Fine if they wanted the cameras to go along on their travels, etc.

Kate gave all that up for the spotlight and the attention she gets from her adoring fans. Fine, do that when the kids are older and out of the house. No one would question it. But to not be there to greet your children when they come home from school... to feed them dinner... to tuck them in at night with a story and a kiss. For 21 days out of 30! Personally, I feel she would be out doing her rounds right now if so many people weren't making an issue of it.

I truly hope they get the couseling they need. As much as Kate was annoying, and as much as Jon was a weakling, they seemed to love each other. They put up with the other's faults and always moved on.

Watching the re-runs this weekend really let me see the family deteriorating more and more with each season. With each episode. So sad.

I hope they take this as a wake-up call and mend their beautiful family. Kate needs to get to the bottom of her issues to heal her family. So does Jon. I hope for their children's sake they can do it. I love those little kids. They deserve to have two happy parents together as a family.

I wish them all the best! I look forward to season 5 and hope I am not disappointed.

Canada said...

Who are all those older kids at a 5 year olds' birthday party??????
Where are the peers of the sextuplets.....do the tups even know any of these kids??
Mady looks true to form.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I have a question. What is the story behind this:
... chose to remain at a restaurant during her son's trip to the emergency room;

I've never seen anywhere that expands on that story. Which son? What happened? Who took him to the ER? Why didn't Kate go? Anyone know?

Marie said...

I wonder if Steve the bodyguard will be going on the trip with them. What about the dogs? Will they be going too?

squattmunkie said...

Someone help me. I really want to watch the show and see what happens, but I also don't want to give them ratings. If I TiVo it will it count towards the ratings? Should I just wait to see it on youtube or something? When I bought the TiVo I dont think I consented to them knowing everything I record.

Enoughis enough said...

I didn't understand those episodes when J&K spent one full day with each child doing their favorite thing. Why did Kate not go with Jon on any of the boys' outings? Geeze she can't give them one day a year with both parents? I'm nominating her for mother of the year.

Valerie said...

I can understand not wanting to watch J&K because you can't stand Kate's behavior, and I can understand boycotting the show's sponsors. But not watching because you don't want TLC to get the ratings? Is ridiculous.

http://www.essortment.com/all/televisionratin_repm.htm

TLC DOES NOT KNOW whether you watch the show unless:
A) you have a monitoring device installed in your home -- and you would know if you did --
or
B) YOU TELL THEM.

In fact, it's a lot easier to check the hit counter on YouTube than it is to figure out who's watching on cable. So if you're not watching just to prove a point, well, you're not proving much at all.

I've seen this addressed on here before, but no one seemed to notice.

Boycott for reasons of conscience, sure, but be a little more informed about how it all works!

LizBeth said...

What finally sealed it for me with Kate was the interview with her brother kevin and sister n law jodi. Why would Kate begrudge her own brother making money on this show. Well let's see she has admitted to having no relationship with her parents so family means nothing to her she doesn't need Jodi anymore for babysitting she has "people" to do that for her. When I used to watch the show I would just wish that once Jon would turn around and bitch slap that stupid sarcastic mouth of hers. Please someone just pull the plug on this show. What is Kate's big claim to fame? Oh she gave birth to 6 babies at the same time. Wow! Dogs have litters that large everyday and there are plenty of bitches out there who would make a better parent than Kate Gosselin. At least dogs don't eat their young or sell them out for a meal ticket. Woof!

Mom to 4 who would want more? said...

Enoughis enough said...
"I didn't understand those episodes when J&K spent one full day with each child doing their favorite thing. Why did Kate not go with Jon on any of the boys' outings? Geeze she can't give them one day a year with both parents? I'm nominating her for mother of the year."

Because she said in one episode (I think where one of the boys feet smelled bad)that boys are gross....

marypoppins said...

Enoughis enough said...
I didn't understand those episodes when J&K spent one full day with each child doing their favorite thing. Why did Kate not go with Jon on any of the boys' outings? Geeze she can't give them one day a year with both parents? I'm nominating her for mother of the year.
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Kate also said many times that they SAVED UP for those outings.....

I dont know how stupid she thinks the public is. Yes kate you saved up your pennies to have a bounce u and a skating rink for yourself.. and out of the generousity of your heart, you let tlc film it..

Kate did you ever think that maybe the boys would have liked to stand between both parents and hold hands just the way you did with hannah???

What Suspense? said...

There are pictures of the Greedlins getting free choppers, so can't we assume that they're going to stay together "for the kids"? Is there really a reason to watch?

marypoppins said...

Canada said...
Who are all those older kids at a 5 year olds' birthday party??????
Where are the peers of the sextuplets.....do the tups even know any of these kids??
Mady looks true to form.
__________________________
Ivw wondered about this. Does anyone know if they were class mates, from church ,orphans,kids of crew, hired ?

Jen K said...

If you have TiVo, they do monitor who is watching, who recorded it and how many times it was played before it was deleted (and how long it lasted before it was deleted). They have a system called StopWatch that sells that data to other companies.

Just wanted to clarify the DVR issue with respect ti TiVo.

AnotherLisa said...

Thank you Marie France for confirming that Jon has only a high school degree.

They always mention his experience as an IT analyst that it seems he is very proud of that achievement. But a Microsoft class is, well, underwhelming.

I will check out Julie's blog now.

Betsy in PA said...

Why in the world would this unhappy family WANT to go traveling in Asia when they don't get along in the least? They don't even speak, if the birthday party is any indication. What a charade! They have gone so far beyond REALITY...

WTF? said...

Newsday.com has an article on J&K. The fans are going crazy and voting that they should stay together and work on their marriage. If you can please check out the site and vote.

Thanks.

downtheroad said...

Who are all those older kids at a 5 year olds' birthday party??????
Where are the peers of the sextuplets.....do the tups even know any of these kids??

The majority of the kids at the party are classmates of the sextuplets. There was also a friend of the twins(or two) there.

The sextuplets are small. Mady and Cara are small as well.

Also remember they have a may birthday. So they make the cutoff for kindergarten, while many of their classmates missed the cut off the year before. Some also may not have been ready for Kindergarten the year before and did a repeat of pre-k.

Mother of Two(couldn't afford more...) said...

The Jon and Kate saga is becoming just like the Anna Nicole Smith story. TLC has blood on it's hands (figuratively speaking) for allowing this insanity to continue. And that's exactly what it is: insanity. After all this negative press these last few weeks, they are continuing to film episodes this weekend? There must be a moral's clause in the contract, there must be some way to stop this season mid-stream.

moneydoesn'tbuyhappiness said...

LovinMyRugrats,

Thanks for posting that story on the Kansas sextuplets. I live in Kansas and I didn't realize the Grants were that old, you never hear anything about them. They may not have a lot but it seems they have love and happiness. The kids' parents do not exploit them unlike the Gosselins for money. See it can be done, Mom and Dad just don't get all the expensive toys and a million dollar home like the Greedlins.

nanb said...

Mother of Two(couldn't afford more...) said...
The Jon and Kate saga is becoming just like the Anna Nicole Smith story. TLC has blood on it's hands (figuratively speaking) for allowing this insanity to continue.
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I completely agree I remember ET had all their exclusives (paid Anna) and she was obviously doing more and more drugs till it killed her. This time it's TLC and they are paying the Gosselins to destroy their family in front of the cameras for the world to watch!

BostonBean said...

As Lilli said, the look on Mady's face -- I have NEVER seen such a group of unhappy children before. Surely this program and the parents are killing the souls of these children.

pinkdiamond611 said...

re: the kids at the party. Most likely they are the kids related to the production crew. Remember when Mady was playing with a girl in Hawaii and it was confirmed it was a crew members kid? The Kons have no friends. At one time, Kate was claiming that Beth's daughters were the twins bff. Kate doesn't allow the twins to have friends. Remember when a school chum called Cara and Kate flipped? btw, I HAVE seen Mady look so glum-- in the ads for the remarriage in People Mag. They couldn't even get one shot of Cara or Mady smiling for the ad. Yes, this storm has been brewing for a long while. Mady and Cara know the truth.

kaitlinsnana said...

I hope the show ends soon.

Jon's should stop saying that he "might as well be in prison", and approach this from the children's perspective. This show could ruin their lives as they get a little older.

Maude said...

I agree with Valerie, if you don't want to watch out of principal, good for you. Otherwise, TLC has no way of knowing what you're watching unless you're a Nielsen family.
Everything I found states Tivo wants to sell their ratings info, but those numbers are not included in the ratings you see today.


People who never knew who J&K+8 were before are going to be watching tommorrow night. Their irresponsible behavior and bad choices are going to earn them a whole new demographic.

TLC exploits babies said...

I think it is key to start calling out TLC and the Discovery channel for the child exploiters they are..and anyone else that excuses Jon and Kate's behavior. In a way, TLC exploits Kate's own issues. Will it take one of the kids having a nervous breakdown or Jon? Or will it take a couple of the kids killing themselves for this child exploiting to end? What about all the other shows TLC has on with kids? Jon and Kate is the worse but 'Table for 12' uses the same format.

Marie France said...

SchmeckyGirl said...
I have a question. What is the story behind this:
... chose to remain at a restaurant during her son's trip to the emergency room;
I've never seen anywhere that expands on that story. Which son? What happened? Who took him to the ER? Why didn't Kate go? Anyone know?
____
This was written about in the most recent issue of US Weekly. There was not a lot of detail. The article said that Kate was on the phone doing an interview and one of the boys had cut himself (apparently quite badly) and Kate was not at all concerned and said, "Jon, you take him" and refused to have her interview interrupted. How cold and callous. She is a vile excuse for a mother.

Gordon said...

I was just wondering, has anyone heard from a church that had Kate come and speak at one time or another? I know as a practicing Christian, I am curious how these churches that have paid large sums of money to hear her speak feel now. Duped mabey? How any self described Christian Bible Believing church could hire her, or even want her to speak for their congregation is beyond me.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Marie France:
Thank you! I couldn't find any details anywhere!

doublecrochet said...

Just an observation –

Kate Gosselin reminds me a lot of another famous ‘Katie’ – Katie Scarlett O’Hara (she seems to have the same self-centered determination to get what she wants, the same pattern of using people, and especially the same approach to ‘mothering’).

Can’t you just see her standing on the grounds of her estate, raising her fist heavenward, and saying…”As God as my witness, I’ll never be a NOBODY again”!

VB Mom of 2 Boys said...

I have caught a few of the episodes this weekend. I noticed that during the commercials previewing the new episode, at the end when they show the pictures of KON and the kids, there is a huge picture of Kate in the center and everyone else has a smaller picture. It's pretty obvious that Kate is the star and everything revolves around her, children (and even Jon) be damned.

BTW, my son had a birthday this weekend, and not only did he get one piece of cake, he was given seconds. It was his day and if he wanted a second piece of cake, he was going to have a second piece of cake.

Marie France said...

Gordon said...
I was just wondering, has anyone heard from a church that had Kate come and speak at one time or another? I know as a practicing Christian, I am curious how these churches that have paid large sums of money to hear her speak feel now. Duped mabey? How any self described Christian Bible Believing church could hire her, or even want her to speak for their congregation is beyond me.
____
I don't think any church has come forward yet. But, if KON is spinning this whole farce as "reality tv destroyed our marriage," it will give the sheeple churches the food they need to continue to support KON to "save' their marriage. Never underestimate the idiocy of the sheeple!

downtheroad said...

Once again, the children at the party are(were) classmates of the sextuplets.
I know this to be fact. The entire class was invited. I believe only two students didn't come. The rest were there.

jill said...

I would not worry about the new viewers.

Sure, they will watch for a couple of episodes...

BUT, when they realize this show is as boring as watching paint dry...they will move on...

Jenna L., Swedish-Canadian said...

Gordon said...
I was just wondering, has anyone heard from a church that had Kate come and speak at one time or another? I know as a practicing Christian, I am curious how these churches that have paid large sums of money to hear her speak feel now. Duped mabey? How any self described Christian Bible Believing church could hire her, or even want her to speak for their congregation is beyond me.

_______________________________

As an objective non-Christian, I feel so sorry for all the REAL parents and honest people having to go to their house of worship to hear some rich, entitled, whiny, verbally-abusive preach to them in her fancy designer clothing. How demeaning!

Why would any church spend so much money on a 'special inspirational speaker' when they could have easily used any member of the congregation? They have wasted good money. I feel so sorry for them.

I had a high school friend who went to one of the non-mainstream Christian churches. Every week, one member of the congregation would talk to everyone else about a challenging time in their life, or how their family has helped them, etc. I thought of how nice that would be - communication between people in your church and community, and not just listening to a pseudo-celeb give a bland speech for money.

Kate just makes me so mad. Okay, she has 8 kids. So? I know families of 10-15, including a family who has 11 with 4 special-needs kids - two with IQ's under 50, which is quite extreme. And neither of the parents constantly whine and complain and screech at their spouses because they're stressed out. Guess what - when you're an adult and a parent, you have to LEARN TO DEAL. You're a role model now, and your kids come first. Of course you'll have your 'bad moments', but this should never involve demeaning your husband in front of your kids or slapping him on camera for the world (and the twins' classmates) to see. My mom's 'stressful moments' when I was little consisted of her taking a 'time-out' for herself and soaking in a hot bubble bath. She would ask me to do something quiet in the meantime. No yelling, no hitting, no snide comments, no telling my dad he was breathing too loudly. When my dad was stressed, he'd schedule a 'fishing day' with his old friends from college. He would come home happy and re-energized, despite working long hours (in the summer, he could leave home at 5 AM and come home at 7:00 PM, because he often had to drive quite a distance). Kate and Jon would spontaneously combust!

8 kids used to be quite common anyway. It is only very recently that families have shrunk to 1-3 kids on average. And Kate is a friggin' millionaire with no job - while other large families have parents with little money and busy, stressful careers. I don't want to be too presumptious here - I don't have any children, after all - but somehow I don't think it would be such an unfathomable, stressful, unheard-of challenge to raise 8 PERFECTLY HEALTHY children when you have all the money you could want, and all the time in the world, AND an unemployed partner who is willing to help out quite a lot. (i.e. letting Kate sleep in while he got the kids ready in the morning) Not to mention all the hired help and freebies...

I believe that a good number of the parents I know, as well as many of the wonderful parents I see here on GWOP, would be able to live Kate's life (minus the cameras!) and do a much better job of parenting while keeping a positive attitude. Kate is NOT special or inspirational, and there is no excuse for her constant b****ing!

Excuse my rant.

Ashley24 said...

Someone mentioned the Us Weekly claim that Kate didn't want to leave a meeting to attend to a kid in the hospital.

Well one of the boy tups had a green cast on his hand when the family was on the cover of Ladies Home Journal.
http://www.girl-woman-beauty-brains-blog.com/3021990

I don't know how he got hurt though. Does anyone else?

Catherine said...

If TLC thinks it's fine to have a show like Toddlers & Tiaras, there is no hope for them, they have no shame. I'm really shocked at how most of the media seem to think it is fine that this network is all about child exploitation for their silly reality shows.

The problem is - they will always have a large supply of willing parents to pimp out their kids to the world for money and fame.

Kon and TLC should be ashamed said...

I saw a photo in one of the magazines at the grocery store and it made me sad for the kids. The photo was of some of the kids and Jon at their birthday party. Standing about two inches away were two or three camera men with two different cameras. One of the cameras was inches away from one of the kids' faces. These children literally have cameras in their faces all the time! It's so sad. Why can't they just have a birthday party without cameras and camera men in their faces? They probably haven't EVER. Actually they probably haven't done much of anything without it being filmed. It bothers me that this is allowed to go on in our country, it really does. I know this has been discussed on here before, but seriously, what about child labor laws? These kids are working all the time with their privacy taken away from them and it's NOT RIGHT! Not to mention the danger that they are put in by being famous. It's just so wrong. And now the fact that their family is falling apart is a ratings dream come true. Disgusting!

ImFrancie said...

Since TLC sees fit to continue this madness, here is my prayer:

Please, dear God, for the sake of the Gosselin children and the entire Gosselin family, let tomorrow's Season Premiere of "Jon and Kate Plus 8" be the Series Finale.

I really, really mean it.

Fed Up said...

The only thing I want to hear about these two losers, is that the show has finally been cancelled and they've both been charged with FRAUD!

Will absolutley NOT be watching any episodes of this disgusting show.... new or rerun!!!

jill said...

Has anyone up-loaded the new US magazine "mom to monster"? Thanks!

Annies said...

There are rumors going around and I don't know if anyone can verify that Kon is in counseling therapy and it will be incorporated into the show.. I sure hope it is not at the church and they show it. To me that would be sick and I will definitely encourage my relatives to leave that church. As Jodi and Kevin said, Kate does not want counseling.

we said...

Marie France,

But didn't Jon say that we was in college but dropped out?

Anonymous said...

This show is turning more and more into "The Hills" everyday. Whoever said the "sneak peek" looked fake was right!

Chrysis said...

Honestly, I had never watched the show before I had somehow run across this site. Curiousity got to me. I think I made it through one whole episode and a handful of partials. It didn't take long to see what you guys are talking about. I stopped watching because it's not interesting to me at all. If I want to watch kids, I can just glance over at my own, who are infinitely more interesting to me than anyone else's. I can't relate to Kate. She is everything that I'm not. Again, not interesting. I do hate the way she treats the people she is supposed to love. Her life is so blessed, there is no reasons for complaints and abuse. But enough of that. I am going to play devil's advocate here for a second. I choose to believe that the tups had a seperate, private birthday celebration, and then had this one for the show. That way, they had double the fun and having the cameras at the second party isn't as sad as we think. Because, seriously, how awesome would it be to have 2 birthday parties? I know, I know..... Wishful thinking, right?

Mama wannabe said...

I have to say, when I started watching the show, it wasn't long before I had contempt for Kate.
During all the reruns this weekend, I got my first glance at the pre-tummy tuck shows.
She was like a completely different person then. Quiet, grateful, perhaps a little more patient. I'm sure she's never been an angel, and as time goes by, your true colors become more evident, but I can't help feeling that the woman Jon married was somehow lost on the operating table.

Yolanda said...

Here's an article that indicates DVR viewing is included in the Nielsen ratings:
http://snipurl.com/ipx9a

According to the article (on Nielsen's own website) in 2005 they started reporting ratings based on three streams of viewing:
1) Live viewing
2) Same day DVR viewing
3) 7 day DVR viewing

Now what's not clear to me is whether the DVR viewing information is just from the "5,000" Nielsen families, or all DVR's.

But the first paragraph of the article does state that Nielsen will provide "...national TV audience" estimates.

It would be great to get clarification on this.

Letthetruthbetold said...

Radaronline has a new post on how all of the press lately is great for the G's bank account...


Gosselihttp://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/05/fighting-pays-jon-kate-worth-fortune-looking-more

thickorthin said...

From the reruns, Kate looked more attractive in shorts when her legs were not so muscular or she did not wear short skirts. I wonder if she is putting weight back on or something? All those fine dinners out with Mr. Gray on TLC/Zondervan's dime? Also, I wonder what brand of bra Kate found. ;) The surgical kind?

my9cats said...

Last summer TLC was removed from my favorites list, replaced by Animal Planet. Kate could learn parenting from the animal 'moms'.
They protect their young.

TT said...

Notice that the tups were not wearing bibs?

mehe3 said...

I really think being Kates "helper" is just a job for Carla. I have read her blog and although she doesn't write anything about the Gosselins, she seems to have a very full and busy life away from Kate. I did find it interresting that she posted pictures of her and the guys from OCC. So obviously she must have been "helping" that day.

Valerie said...

@Yolanda: That's interesting. I would bet that Nielsen keeps that deliberately confusing, kind of a Big Brother situation (and I don't mean the reality show).

Fortunately, a couple of my TVs aren't even connected to a DVR, just straight-to-the-wall cable, so I can watch with impunity.

Toni said...

Counseling before the cameras is a big thing now, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, etc. More ways to make money. Now those two "reality stars" are going to be counseled on their show too. So phoney.

Countrydeb said...

I was just thinking...I guess in the future when Cara & Mady are older, they'll come out with a book about "Mommy Dearest". lol

Musing Mum said...

I've never watched the show much because other people's families don't interest me a whole lot. But, I have stopped on it occasionally while channel surfing and thought right away, "Wow, is that mother every mean to her kids and her husband," and "Boy, is that man ever a dour wimp!" Then, I happened to flip to it when Kate was having plastic surgery AND when she got her teeth bleached, or whatever that was!!! (paid for by someone else, of course) and thought to myself, "Whoah! These people are leeches, out for everything they can get-- and their main goal is NOT to do what's best for their kids." Finally, yesterday, I flipped through a show where Jon was having a hair transplant. Seriously, are these people for real? What with the free trips, clothes, toys, house, cosmetic surgeries, etc. etc., they truly are parasites of the nth degree. I certainly won't be watching the season premiere. I can't stand these shallow freaks, who are supposed to be role models for their 8 kids. Yuck.

- Musing Mum

met said...

UGH! They get more free stuff! Those bikes are pricey! I hope they claim the value on their income taxes.

I've caught American Chopper a couple of times and have always been impressed with their skills. Why weren't the bikes donated to a charity to auction off? They could of filmed the show and said "we are taking the bikes and donating them to the Ronald McDonald house...SURPRISE!!!!!!!"

They need to retitle the show also. Something along the lines of:
Kate and Jon are fake
Parasite. That's Jon and Kate.
You've been conned by Kate and Jon.

Just get the kids off the show.

Narcissism Please said...

too, too much.

i've been saying it, and saying it.
[though i realize i'm not the first, NOR the only one to do so..]

we ARE (OUR?) be being played for fools.

yes. it is sick. it is demented.
it suprasses sick and demented.
but we've been played like a deck.

it's actually almost an enigma to me to read some people's posts of such fervent passion .. but that same person has still played right in to the trap.

the dollar bills are piling higher than any mountain top these KONs have yet to ski/snowboard down.

i dont know if it has been a disservice or not for them to run the entire slew of garbage, all weekend long ... i just know
we. are. fools.

if so much as every singular blog-post about it.

Just Sayin' said...

Now what's not clear to me is whether the DVR viewing information is just from the "5,000" Nielsen families, or all DVRs.

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The DVR viewing information would be based on the 5000 families who participate. It simply means that where they used to estimate national viewership based only upon the live viewing habits of the Nielson families, they now include estimates of DVR viewership (immediate and longer term) based upon the recording habits of those families.

There is no realistic way that Nielson could gather data from non-Nielson families. Even if outlets such as Tivo, Direct TV, Dish Network, and the many, many cable companies could determine when and what people are recording, and when they watch what they record, it would be virtually impossible for Nielson to gather all of that data in a timely manner from all of those outlets. Not to mention, if there WAS some way of getting all that data from those outlets, there would be no demographic data about the viewers - so there'd be no way to know what age group, what gender, what income level was represented by those viewers. Those demographics are important in the ratings. And the Nielson families are chosen to create a striated, representative sample of the TV viewing population. Using a self-selected sample of DVR users without having any demographic data about them wouldn't be of any statistical use - even if it was possible.

JWatcher said...

While probably not deserved, this will be the most viewed show on TV tonight. It will be interesting to see how much info they divulge, thats for sure! Does anyone think they will talk about Aunt Jodi, etc.?

AnneMarie said...

Julie has a new post on her blog, as well. (monday 25 May)

kaitlinsnana said...

No, I can't imagine that Aunt Jodi will ever be mentioned again.

I saw the show with Jon and Kate going to CA for the hair transplant. All eight of their children were very sick, Jodi's children were sick, yet she stayed at their house with eleven? sick children.

How many friends would ever do that? Kate is an evil witch, but I think there is some hope for Jon. I'd like to see shared custody one of these days.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I totally agree that all the free merchandise the Gosselins get is disgusting. All the in-show advertising is so blatant and annoying.

However, you can't blame the Gosselins for that. If someone offered me free appliances and free juice and clothes and teeth whitening, etc. I'd accept it too. Who wouldn't?

However, the companies giving them all these freebies disgust me. Why are they giving them to people that can afford them? Advertising aside, it's disturbing.

They should do a commercial where they give them to families in need or something like that. That would make me want to buy their product more than seeing them give them to Jon and Kate for nothing.

Cherier1 said...

Good articles in Boston Herald and Washington Post. Maybe more people will get it when mainstream media gets it.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Who is Julie?

chesterctymom said...

my9cats said...
Last summer TLC was removed from my favorites list, replaced by Animal Planet. Kate could learn parenting from the animal 'moms'.
They protect their young.

Excellent post!!!

Katrina said...

It just hit me! All the companies who gave Kate freebies in return for "promotional consideration"...now will be forever in reruns associated with a sordid marriage breakup instead of a happily-ever-after fairytale family. Think about that resort in Hawaii where they staged their phony re-marriage (translation from trailerspeak = vow renewal). What a backfire! Serves all those greedy companies right for supporting child exploitation. There IS a God.

4girlsoneboy said...

FIONA said...
"China, Africa and Korea.

Sounds like too big of a trip for the 5 year olds. Oh well, they are used to traveling, sitting still, and generally, they do behave well."

Fiona, not to be rude but do you watch the same show as the rest of us? I think they are the most ill-behaved kids ever.

Andrea said...

Oh. My. God. Has anyone noticed that TLC has a COUNTDOWN to tonight's season premiere at the bottom of the screen?!??!?!? Sick.

Dunlurken said...

Cherier1 said: Good articles in Boston Herald and Washington Post. Maybe more people will get it when mainstream media gets it.
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I think I'll send a copy of the Washington Post to Kate. Maybe SHE will get it!

PR in PA said...

Did they hire these kids for the bday re-creation? You know the children have a few or no friends at all..sad to say.

This madness really needs to stop!

Wendy said...

Was the Utah trip the last time we saw Beth? It was weird how she left and Jodi flew all that way to help them come home. I found that quite strange.

On a side note. How much do you think the tups are even going to remember of these trips? I don't remember a whole lot before the age of 5. I guess they have the DVD's. A trip to the far east is going to be wasted on 5 year olds. They'd rather be home playing in the sprinkler.

dunlurken said...

Dear Kate ~

You claim to continue to do the show so that you can provide for your children. What are you providing for them? Free trips, skybox seats for events, meet and greets, opportunities to visit attractions without interacting with common people? What is that providing for them, besides a sense of entitlement?

You claim that you have a difficult time dealing with media attention. How do you reconcile that with the life you've forced on your children? Every action, every meltdown, every sickness, every birthday is filmed. Where is their privacy?

Instead of YOUR need for celebrity, YOUR need for designer bags, tans, personal trainers, body guards, organic meals, and million dollar homes, you should be focusing on the needs of your children. They need privacy. They need a chance to grow up without cameras in their faces. They need to interact with family, friends, and neighbors. They need a mother and a father who love and respect one another. They need the security of knowing that their mother is there for them - not traveling the country signing books or speaking about her needs and wants. They need opportunities for individuality. They need a safe haven. That does not mean a security-controlled, isolated environment. That means a place where they can be what and who they are meant to be - away from the prying eyes of the public.

Material possessions and memorable events do not a life make. What makes a life is the sense of stability, love, and support that we gain from our families. Without that, life is just an empty journey.

Think about it. If you truly want what is best for your family, you will stop putting your desires before their needs.

ThePaginator said...

I'm wondering (Julie, if you read this)if there is anything we can do for Julie, Jodi and Kevin. They are being torn apart on the blogs and it breaks my heart. I wish I could tell everybody what we know and make them understand that Jodi and Kevin did this out of worry and concern and that money and jealousy (sheeples favorite word) are not factors.

I hate seeing them talked about so harshly.

Dave in Pittsburgh said...

I've been reading this blog with amusement and interest over the last several months. The Washingon Post article is, without question, the best summation of Jon & Kate that I have seen. Please take a look and forward the article.

Dunwoody Mom said...

The reason Julie, Jodi and Kevin are being treated so harshly by the sheeple is because it's all true and the sheeply cannot face it. Plus, I'm sure Kate's PR "people" are hammering in on the blogs as well, so you have to take this all with a grain of salt, hopefully Julie and Jodi do. All you have to do is watch the show to know that what Julie, Jodi and Kevin are saying is true. Anyone with any semblance of a brain can see the "kon" being brought on the viewing public.

marigold said...

The Washington Post Article said Jon married a "succubus". I looked up that word and it means:
demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep.

Kristen said...

CityGirl said...

I don't know if this has been said already, but did anyone notice that in one of the pictures of the bday party I could swear that Carla was in one of those, off to the left. I think maybe she was a helper or occasional sitter. I'm not sure, but pretty sure it is her. If so, could this mean Kate is trying to rekindle some kind of relationship with some of the old helpers? Maybe she is having a difficult time keeping a nanny, and she knows that some of the "old" helpers were helping just because they wanted to be in the children's lives. Just a thought.

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I don't know for sure if Kate really ever had a huge problem with Carla or not. She was on the episode when they had the yard sale at that church not too long ago, but who knows!

KateStinks said...

The Washington Post article is great. One of the best newspapers in the world has called out the Gosselins.

The writer describes Kate as, "the succubus he (Jon) married."

I must say I had to look up scuccubus on dictionary.com and the defination is "1. a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep
2. any demon or evil spirit

Well, the writer described Kate exactly the way she is.

allissa said...

Wow, Washington Post writer nailed the KONs perfectly. If a sheeple read that, how could they still see the "good" in those 2? Drinking the KON kool aid I guess. I WON'T be watching tonight....not adding numbers to the already thousands of 1st time viewers who will tune in to see what all the hype is about. Jon's a wuss and idiot, but I wish he'd grow some balls and leave the be-otch and fight for the kids.

AnotherLisa said...

I'm not watching the show. So I will rely on this site for comments and a recap.

TLC is making Memorial Day into Gosselin Day.

SkippyMom said...

I.AM.GOING.TO.SCREAM.

Sorry - but I avoid TLC like the plague and especially this insipid show. HATE IT.

I am trying to watch something on BRAVO today, but what pops up every 10.5 minutes for commercials?

{whiney husband}"I can't be myself. I have to be Jon & Kate, Plus 8"

{stupid wife voiceover} "We are still working on ourselves and our marriage."

I have this freaking commercial memorized due to the fact that they play it TWICE a commercial break on BRAVO. That it is on BRAVO is bad enough, once every commerical break sucks and now TWICE?

Great - now I have two stupid cable networks to ban.

I am so over these people, that channel and the whole mess.

And it is going to get the highest ratings ever because people love a good trainwreck - well TLC played it beautifully.

PLEASE don't watch. PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

NJ Mom

Does anybody remember the Loud Family from the 1973 PBS documentary, "An American Family"? It ran for 12 weeks, and the oldest son, Lance, was widely quoted as saying, "television ate my family."

His parents divorced during the series...

Memorial Day viewer said...

marigold said...
The Washington Post Article said Jon married a "succubus". I looked up that word and it means:
demon assuming female form to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep.
**********************
I guees that explains exactly what happened after Kate took the fertility drugs and Jon was supposed to be happy with his two girls. Jon fell asleep and than the "succubus" appeared and the six little money makers are in the womb!

Over the weekend I was at a huge graduation/Memorial Day BBQ and people who had NEVER seen Jon and Kate were now tuning in tonight. Even some of the guys!!!! I was shocked, but from all the PR they are seeing they are wanting to see the shrew for themselves. I have to be honst and say I am watching. I am not a Neilson Family nor am I an advid weekly viewer the last two years. I enjoyed the shows early on, but I really need to see how this is spun. A lot of people are saying this is a ratings ploy, and when I read Kate insisted the therapy be on TV, there might be some credance to that. Negative PR is better than no PR at I guess in the Gosselins eyes! They live in some whacked out universe as it is.

NotMyFamily said...

While preparing burgers for the grill, I thought of the perfect opening for Kate if she really does get a talk show:

Hi Everyone! I'm Kate, and I play a mom on TV...

AnotherLisa said...

Thanks for the new vocabulary word SUCCUBUS! Perfect to describe Kate!

Ya learn something new every day.

SchmeckyGirl said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5030188n

Denise said...

"The Loud family was kept in the public eye through two televised PBS updates.
The last, called Lance Loud! A Death in An American Family, was a poignant depiction of Lance's physical decline, due at least in part to an addiction to crystal meth which had lasted for over 20 years, and complications from HIV. It was shown on PBS in January 2003.
Subsequent to the showing of A Death in An American Family, Pat and Bill Loud moved back in together, granting one of Lance's fondest wishes. "

That show was tragic. I remember it well.

Laurie said...

Schadenfreude - People taking pleasure in other people's misery. Absolutely correct and that's why people watch this train wreck. Hopefully more mainstream media will take note of the Washington Post article.

okiewhocares said...

SkippyMom - I was watching "Nick at Night" last night and they kept playing the same stupid J&K commercial over and over. I was so disgusted. I quit watching TLC period to get away from them and now they're showing up on Nick too! Ugh!

momoffour said...

this is the ONLY positive thing (if you can stretch it) to the whole J&K saga, at least the citizens of Penn aren't paying for them anymore; no welfare, no state aid.

Paula said...

I just read the Washington Post. Loved the word succubus and will add it to my vocabulary. The picture in the Post shows Jon & Kate grinning broadly; the same cannot be said of the children.

kaitlinsnana said...

Succubus, what a great word. Thanks. Speaking of words, someone should tell Kate that the "t" in often - which she so often uses - is silent.

Gail

beyondwords said...

For a network that claims J & K + 8to be their most watched and highest rated program TLC has to sink to a pretty low, and IMO, immoral, level to keep viewers interested. Nothing like exploiting the minds and lives of 8minor CHILDREN and the pw'ed cheat that is their father and narcassistic shrew that is their mother to boost viewer ratings. This isnt the only life that the Gosselin children 'know', they are simply not of the age,intellect, and individual and collect power(s) to put a STOP to it all!! It is beyond disturbing the extent of emotional and mental raping that the Gosselin children must endure at the hands of their own parents and TLC producers. All in the name of $$$ and ratings.

laura weiss said...

However, you can't blame the Gosselins for that. If someone offered me free appliances and free juice and clothes and teeth whitening, etc. I'd accept it too. Who wouldn't?

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I wouldn't. Everything has its price, and I would not be comfortable being beholden to anyone just for the sake of freebies.

NOTHING in life is truly "free."

Johanna said...

I can not believe that given the circumstances this show has been allowed to continue. Shame on you TLC for profiting off of the emotional abuse of children. And shame on you Jon and Kate. You do not deserve those eight children. Stop seeing their childhood in terms of dollar signs and take this circus off of the air. Allow them the privacy and dignity they deserve.

Tina said...

Ha! "Give her wide berth, lest she claw you to death". Quite possibly the funniest thing I've read about Kate to date! That haircut does make her look crazy!

blamingoftheshrew said...

Hank Stuever, Staff Writer for the Washington Post, used the quintessential and perfect descriptive term , which explains all of Kate's abnormal behaviors.The word sums up her personality and no other words are necessary. He called her a SUCCUBUS (check it out in Wikipedia--fantastic word and concept) and that she is! She is a parasitic demon who sucks out what she wants from others and leaves them depleted and then she discards them.

NahnCee said...

People impressed by big words might want to also look up incubus, which is the male demon which impregnates a human woman. If Kate is now a succubus, we have to assume at one point there was a not-Jon incubus. Maybe going under the alias of Dr. Fertility.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

wow, a 100 posts before he show even begins!

ntvland said...

To the sickening sheeples who criticize Kevin and Jodi for speaking up:

Jon and Kate allowed cameras into their house to allow filming of themselves and their children FOR MONEY. They went around to churches and other venues, charging a fee to tell their story as a happy family FOR MONEY. They did several magazine photo shoots and appeared on several magazine covers projecting the image of a happy family for ATTENTION AND MONEY. They sold their story of a happy family in the form of books FOR MONEY. Kate travels around the country to make appearances and do book signings FOR MONEY.

When the story about cheating and problems in their marriage broke, Kate willingly appeared on The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, The 700 Club, Larry King Live, and did an exclusive cover story for People Magazine.

So when Jon and Kate use their kids to pursue the media for ATTENTION and MONEY, thats perfectly fine, but when Jodi and Kevin come forward with firsthand knowledge that the image that Jon and Kate are trying to project is a lie, they are in the wrong? I am baffled by your logic.

If Jon and Kate are constantly fighting and have been separated for months, but keep up appearances for the sake of MAKING MONEY FROM A REALITY TV SHOW, that is a horribly dysfunctional environment for the Gosselin children to be forced into. As their aunt and uncle, Jodi and Kevin should speak out.

And before you start dissing them for going to the tabloids, lets remember, these are D-list celebrities. Time Magazine and Newsweek aren't going to be itching to cover this story.

Peas and Carrots said...

You would think people who are struggling with their marriage would realize that this has to stop. Why on earth would you want to have your dirty linens aired like this.

Its bad enough that the fall-out in any relationship is on the children, but imagine the intense scrutiny these children are going to face at their hands of their peers, particularly Mady and Cara. It would be idiotic to think that you could hide this from your kids, particularly ones that go to school, kids talk about everything. Wake up and smell the proverbial cup of coffee, there is no hiding this from the kids and if you think you are you must be in another universe or la la land.

As a parent I do not think this is fair or morally right for this to play out in front of the world and the children have the most to lose in the end. It is just plain selfishness on KON's part. Good grief, spare your kids and stop the madness.

blamingoftheshrew said...

Is Kate Gosselin no better than Octomom?
By Chris Parry, Canwest News Service:

http://www.canada.com/Entertainment/Kate+Gosselin+better+than+Octomom/1628698/story.html

Chris said...

Gosselin reminds me a lot of another famous ‘Katie’ – Katie Scarlett O’Hara (she seems to have the same self-centered determination to get what she wants, the same pattern of using people, and especially the same approach to ‘mothering’).
-----------------------------------Don't you dare compare Kate Go$$elin to Katie Scarlet O'Hara. Katie Scarlet O'Hara was fictional and, tragically, Kate Go$$elin is real.

Merry Merry said...

I'm in Arizona 3:30 pm here. Am not going to be watching the show but would appreciate any updates for those who are watching it.

Thanks.

Scruffy's Mom said...

The show is 1 hour and 13 minutes long. The first hour will be regular episodes, the last 13 minutes will be the "relationship" discussion. Yes, you will have to wade through an hour of shows to see The Discussion.

They want to maintain "perfect" video scrapbooks for their kids to watch for years and years ...

how sickening!

Maude said...

Let me preface this by saying I currently have a wicked mean case of PMS, but I'm SO done with the "they do/don't know we're watching" conversation. Several people claim to have inside information on how ratings are compiled, and each one says something different. Someone is right, someone is wrong. I'm just confused.

Nielsen, TiVo, DVR, dish, crystal ball.

Watch, don't watch, its a free country.

I need some Midol.

Level Head said...

I will admit that after a great deal of thought I will watch tonight. I have not been a regular viewer for some time but like "Memorial Day viewer" want to see how this is spun. I extremely doubt that I will watch ever again. I still can't believe that people would willingly make such fools of themselves (never mind the children - THEY'RE a whole other issue!)

I feel guilty about watching - after all so many people have posted here about how if we watch we are only encouraging them (and I wholeheartedly agree). Just thought I would be honest. I will gladly share any thoughts here tomorrow on the off chance that I am one of few who is caving and actually watching.

anotherPAmom said...

Hank Stuever said- "We're just a normal suburban family with a bunch of matching children, and gosh, it's insane sometimes, but faith and love -- and free merchandise and trips -- will see us through!" I LOVED this whole article-the TV critic expresses his point really well that this show is in NO WAY reality! He is funny as well- I might have to become a new subscriber to the Washington Post. Thank you mods for putting this link up- everyone should take a minute to read it (including sheeple!)

ameenmutha said...

"I might as well be in prison."
(-Jon Gosselin)
THAT's the teaser for tonight's big episode. Unless I'm way-off, Jon is saying this in regard to the fact that he's a "reality TV-star", and he can't get away-with fooling people. Or just be a normal human living his life.
I hope that comment haunts Jon enough that he gets-it.
THAT is EXACTLY why THIS blog has existed!!!!
Only, the point is HOW DO YOUR THINK YOU KIDS FEEL??????
They are only children and HAVE NO CHOICE!
(sorry for yelling, but I can't yell at my television).

Kim in Berks County said...

Just saw that the new show is on again at 10:30. Maybe if people really want to watch, you should wait until then to see it. Would it still count in the ratings if we all waited?

So So Sad. said...

What would make me the most sick would be if Jon & Kate announced they that are officially divorcing on national television. Gross.
I will be watching tonight. I don't really care what any of you have to say. I don't think Kate or TLC will be ending this charade for anything, even if a few thousand of us on GWoP stop watching. It's not going to make a dent in their ratings, especially for tonight.
Criticize me if you want, I'm just not naive about it.
The show needs to end...Jon & Kate NEED to make that decision NOW.

no more KON said...

Oh, nevermind, I just saw your post about the season opener. Duh. sorry

txteacher said...

doublecrochet said...
Just an observation –

Kate Gosselin reminds me a lot of another famous ‘Katie’ – Katie Scarlett O’Hara (she seems to have the same self-centered determination to get what she wants, the same pattern of using people, and especially the same approach to ‘mothering’).


NOOO!!! Please don't compare her to Scarlett O'Hara! Now I'll never look at Gone With the Wind the same way again!

UnOrganicManic said...

Im watching it right now...looks more real than its been in a long time.

Angie said...

I read on another website that Jon and Kate plan to go to marriage counseling and broadcast it on the show. At first Kate was against the idea of counseling, but worked out some kind of deal with TLC and agreed to it. It amazes me how she claims that she's "working" on her family privately, yet she continues to broadcast her marital problems. I'm sadly admitting that I am watching this epidsode right now. Kate, of course is blaming everything on Jon, even fake crying. Oh, Kate's really putting on a show.

Sally said...

I know I'm an awful person, but I can't watch this show - I don't have cable - and would appreciate anyone posting what happened tonight.

PhillyHockeyMom said...

OK....well Jon just made a statement "that if someone paid you $20,000 you would say what you wanted to". He also is just still saying he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and made poor choices. He states he did not cheat on Kate and he knows it and that is all that matters. Did say the kids will Google him and he'll have to explain himself.

Kate...wow...she has stated all these years that she was exhausted from doing it all herself and yet right off the bat she talks about traveling being "her job" and Jon is left at home with HELP! WTF? She is also boo hooing about being on the cover of the rags and how have we ever thought about those people on the cover. She never did until now and she ain't happy.

Birthday party part on now. Kate is taking the kids ALONE to the party store. I guess the production crew et al isn't considered being there. They will be back on later with more from the couch!

not watching but curious said...

come on people, tell us what's going on!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ava said...

Who waits until the day before the party to buy party decorations? I plan for months for my child's party.
Oh, I forgot, Kate was traveling to sign books all over the world and interviewing with People before the party. Too bad she didn't think about her child's bday party until actually 6 days after their actual birthday.
She continues to blame Jon for everything on this season opener.

...Amy... said...

Kate's "anger" in the first few minutes seems to be generated from the fact that Jon got caught and ruined their "marital" agreement (that Kevin and Jodi mentioned in their interview).

I agree w/ another poster that the beginning at least seems more real than last season, but I doubt it'll last past this episode.

Oh, and my DVR tells me that we'll see one of the kids (one of the boys?) going to the hospital during next Monday's episode while rebuilding the swingset.

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DetroitBasketball said...

I almost hate to admit it but I'm watching (curiousity got the best of me) and Kate's already p***ed me off - how come the whole opener was about "Jon's mistakes" ie affair while there was no mention of her supposed one? Also her comment about "I don't know how to make the craziness stop." Um, how about ceasing to allow your private lives to be filmed and shown on cable tv? Seems that would help with that.

I'm also now convinced that the trip to the party store was totally staged. I absolutely do not believe there were that many papparazzi in thier part of PA. Also, wasn't this just done a few weeks ago? Total damage control IMO.

Ava said...

She is pitiful

DMH said...

Awwww, Mady!!! That was so sweet. Collin lost his balloon and was crying about it and she quickly went to him and said "Here, Collin, have one of these!" and she handed him a little colorful notebook I think. It was such a sweet moment.

I do have to say, Kate is being significantly more normal in this episode so far, as compared to the last few episodes of season 4.

Lolli said...

Its so sad that the kids can't say papparatzi, they have to say p-people so it won't seem creepy. Yes, saying papparazzi at school is the one thing that the tups will be harrassed about!

Pauper Princess said...

Hate me if you want to, but I am watching the premiere.

What a pantload.

So far, they have interviewed them separately, and, according to her, it's all Jon's fault. Jon is acknowledging that it's all his fault.

Now she's talking about how the kids can't say the word "paparazzi" - they are the "p-people". Good Lord.

Katherine said...

Didn't Joel or Aaden say "what's the paparazzi?"

"Everybody out quick, the paparazzi are coming!"

How heartbreaking. I really don't think I can stomach any more of this tonight.

ManicNarcissism said...

Okay, I can't pause the show because my DH is home and is nicely NOT slamming me for watching but I can't be a total dork.

In the first few minutes Jon and Kate talk. Jon is sorry for his poor decisions, going out, choice of friends. Sounds like he thinks he was set up. People will say anything for 20,000. He is sorry to his family but mainly to his kids. Hopes they understand when they are older.

Kate has seen this coming for 6+ months. Jon is unhappy. She is NOT doing anything wrong except working for her family. She knows it is hard on Jon to stay home with kids but HE doesn't want her home either.

Baby is crying I'll try to post more later.

BMWoP said...

There are photos, VIDEOS, and eyewitness accounts of Jon being with another woman.

Yet he sits there with a smug attitude, feet propped up on the table, and lies through his teeth. Says he doesn't care if people don't believe him.

Then he says his three boys are the Three Stooges.

He is a disgusting human being.

SaveTheTwins said...

Bless Mady, she has comforted her 3rd crying tup in the 10 minutes that they've been showing kids in this episode so far. Cara is jumping from shadow to shadow. I don't know that I can handle another 40 minutes of J&K talking about themselves while the big girls hold things together.

DetroitBasketball said...

I love that Kate was complaining about being on the cover of tabloids and then went and gave an interview to People. Sorry Kate, but People is maybe four factcheckers better than Star and Nat. Enquirer.

And now we get to see her interacting well with fans at her book signings. Just more damage control.

fedup said...

Did anyone else hear her admitt they have been having problems for over 6 months..Guess Jodi & Kevin are telling the truth!!

Expositor said...

Ok, I am watching it. Very sad. Kate immediately sets Jon up to take the fall and pretends what she was out doing was righteous and had to be done, but what he did to her was oh so wrong.

She also complains about the tabloids, and how they are ruining her life, but she omits the fact that she was in People, on the cover, with full participation.

They both have their say, on different couches. Jon says he's sorry and Kate says how angry she is about what he has done. And she swears that SHE will not be taken down by what she has worked so hard to build and she seems to be squarely blacing any and all blame on Jon.

Then it seques into the fake birthday scene and Kate leaves out the fact that she left her family on the tups bday to do a People interview.

DetroitBasketball said...

For those of you not watching, so far this show has been:

-Kate and Jon answering questions about the current situation re rumors and such. There was a brief clip of them going to the party store and that was about it.

Love that Jon just said "this life was chosen for me." As if we had any doubt about who was running that household.

PhillyHockeyMom said...

Kate just stated she now loves her fans, we invite them into our homes and to be part of our families. She also stated they keep her real as do the the "naysayers" (GWOP???)!!!!!

Jon is whining his family is now ha business and he just wanted to document their lives. He doesn't like the limelight....waa waa.

Kate now states she is alone taking care of the kids and Cara and Mady have stepped up!!!! I guess the Duggar Buddy system isn't to far behind!!!!

...Amy... said...

Yes...the trip to the party store looked totally staged. The "p-people" looked too organized.

Kate said she was called the "babysitter's" name the other day and that it hurt her. Well, Kate, stop pimping your family, stay home w/ them, and maybe they'll call you by the correct name.

Pauper Princess said...

I notice that she's always dressed to the nines (gee, no t-shirts and jeans for HER) and he looks like a bum with a farmer's tan.

Would have five seconds in the makeup chair have hurt him, or was that not allowed?

TheMommyPerson said...

WOW! Talk about throwing someone under the bus then hitting reverse. BOOHOO.....poor Kate

OriginalThoughts said...

Anyone else notice they are still saying ....."Kate plus" in commercials.....I also dont agree with the whole thing being blamed on Jon, shes guilty too.
I think they would get better ratings in the long run dumping her and continuing with Jon.
I also found it funny she needs to pat herself on the back for taking her OWN kids to the store? Oh the woman needs a reality check and hopefully it will come soon....and not by TLC.

Sugarpop said...

And "we were followed by the p-people this weekend" sounds better than "followed by paparazzi?". LOL!

MayDay said...

Did you hear Kate say the more she is taking care of the kids alone, the more Maddy and Cara are stepping up to help. Makes me think Jon is not there as reported earlier on this blog. Good job!!

Aunt Julie said...

Happy, Healthy, Safe and Loved.....
They are not happy look at them and your husband looks sad, stressed and has a clue about what is wrong.
Healthy!! If it healthy to live in a family being run by ratings...
Safe.... I guess with so many eyes and ppeople what could happen right...it is not like the people have chased a Princess.
Loved....well as long as they make money they are loved.

Kate shame on you. Your job...which was presented as a stay at home has been at the expense of your ability to see past the fans handing you cash. Stop making excuses and look at the reality that isn't reality tv.

so cal in nyc said...

They are throwing him under the bus.

I agree it seems more real but this episode seems to be for the tried and true fans, those that defend her and now hate him. She needs her base to continue the show.

Her comment about him needing a weekend off was full of disdain. How dare he want a break from his kids? After all she didn't choose to take first-class trips to promote her book and be gone so frequently, right?

New poster here who has been reading the blog since all the trips started happening last summer. I'm one of the evil hypocrites who is watching the show. It is hard to turn away from a train wreck. I do hope those kids are blissfully ignorant when need be though. Can't be easy.

Neena said...

Kate: "Hurry up and get out of the van, the PAPARAZZI are coming to get us".

Joel: "What's paparazzi?"

Kate: "DON'T SAY THAT WORD!!!!"

Kate ( in interview): "I won't let them say that word. They have to say P-People"


WTF???????????

She is such a role model.

Mia said...

WOW. Your kids called you by your babysitter's name Kate? Pathetic.

I wish she would stop making it seem like it's so hard to be at home with her kids and taking them to the store. She already said that Jon has spent the majority of the time at home and now he's some big asshole because you have to feed the kids lunch without him for the first time in the month of April? No wonder they call you by their nannies name.

Ava said...

Poor Collin doesn't even know his colors. That is sad.

I do see the bibs are off. But maybe she is too EXHAUSTED to put them on this time.

Still drinking from the free Olive Garden cups.

Why is she always exhausted? She has no "help." Poor thing.

Steph said...

I gave in and started watching. I figured, their ratings are going to be huge anyway, so even if TLC can track me, one viewer isn't going to matter much. However, my conscience has caught up with me and I'm turning it off.

One thing: I'm a believer that all of this has been exaggerated for ratings. Who knows what has really happened...I don't even think those two fools know. If this is all real and they're airing their family business on national television, SHAME ON THEM! If this isn't real and they're playing it up for $$$$$, they ought to be horsewhipped!!

Kate always talks about using the show to preserve family memories. They're sure preserving a doozy for their kids...how "parental" of them.

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On another note, the kids seem closer to eachother and treating eachother with more respect...probably because they have realized that they are all they have since their parents are busy being self absorbed.

I love how Kate admitted the kids get her confused with the babysitter.

Anyone counting how many times shes said shes exhausted and complained that she doesnt have any help for the day??

Pauper Princess said...

She keeps saying that she's alone...but doesn't say where Jon is.

Now, she is talking about the older girls stepping up to help mommy (read: free help?).

GagMeWithASpoon! said...

Lie, lie, blame it on Jon; then he lies too, and is totally medicated...they REALLY seem like pathetic Losers. OMG..she is sooo full of it! She is terrible at pretending to be grateful to the fans and "the naysayers." And they went green? Even more paper plates going in the trash. Oh poor Kate..some of her botox has worn off.

jonisadog said...

I agree with the people jon just said he couldn't talk or breathe right. Way to not move your lips when you're lying Jon. Used to hate Kate but now Jon is in the lead big time. Should have done what my daughter and I predicted long ago .... Shoulda just gotten in that big black van and kept driving !! And hey... Is the mailman on strike cuz I didn't get my invitation to Kate's pity party ?!?

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