Free Discussion 6/27 - 7/3

Please use this post for discussion about the Gosselins that doesn't have a better spot elsewhere. This is where all those I don't know where to post it comments go also. Thank you.

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ImaNanny said...

Glad to see this up at the top again. Last week's seemed to have been lost somewhere!

SmackMeKate said...

Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?

SCOTUS Addict said...

Jon & Kate minus any shred of decency.

Miranda said...

The photo of the goose family suddenly looks quite sad: Kate turning her back on Jon and swimming away with the kids.

Lora said...

In the 1950's, a woman named Helen Grigsby Doss wrote a book about the twelve mixed/minority race children she and her pastor husband adopted. Life Magazine did a photo spread on that family, and they became minor celebrities. I recently learned that this couple eventually divorced, partly due to her new-found fame.

I doubt many people today have ever heard of the Doss family (The book was called, "The Family Nobody Wanted."
I'm really hoping that the Gosselins will eventually fade back into similar obscurity. Maybe in another 60 years?

FireMinstrel said...

Posted this in last week's discussion blog, but I thought I'd bump it up.
According to a recent interview, Cara and two of the boys haven't been taking the news of the divorce well.
My heart goes out to them. Why not just say "three of them" and leave it at that?

SarahLee said...

"Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?"
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She is hiding her shame. Or trying to draw the attention away from her hair and to her new breasts.

Seriously, what wife/mother goes around wearing a bikini in her FRONT lawn 3 days after filing for divorce, knowing that the paparazzi will be photographing it? A media hot like Kate. They have a nice back porch with a picnic table and those nice play houses. Why don't they play in the back yard? B/c Kate loves to sit in the front and be photographed at all times. She brought it on herself.

Payson48 said...

The TLC crew left so no wardrobe,hair or makeup people.
HATS!! Aren't they great? She needs more colors-one for each sundress!

CityGirl said...

Hi, Just wanted to share TLC's response after writing them and expressing disqust in this weeks Jon and Kate and for not warning the viewers, some of whom are children, about J&K announcement. and that this show is no longer family friendly and belongs on another network. Also, that by airing this, they are in some ways glamorizing divorce, and not promoting "family" which is lacking in our country today.
Here is their response,
-Thank you for contacting TLC,we appreciate your correspondence and for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with us about Jon&Kateplus8.
In an effort to ensure the highest quality programming, comments such as these are taken very seriously. Each and every comment is forwarded on to our programming executives for review and consideration. Maintaining the integrity of all of our networks is our primary goal.
It is these types of comments that contribute to creating change and improving our programming.
Veiwer Relations,

If you have additional questions or comments, please go to our webform at
http://extweb.discovery.com/viewer
relalations

Taryn said...

SmackMeKate said...

Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?
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Kate wants to look like Jughead Jones.

On another note, whatever will Katie Irene do now that two prominent celebrities have passed and one will likely be dominating the headlines for weeks? There's going to be a lot of speculation on MJ's cause of death and no room for Kate on the covers anymore.

It's just a shame two peoples' deaths had to be what it took to bump her off the cover. :(

KikiLee said...

I've never posted here before, but in light of the news of Michael Jackson passing away, I was thinking of how sad it is that this man had to regress to a "man-child" (neverland ranch, obsession with Peter Pan, children, ect)
From what I understand he did these things to cope with the life he felt he was denied when he was a child, being forced to work and to be in the spot-light. I have to say that I couldn't help but think of the Gosselin kids, being forced to live out their childhood on tv, working while they should be playing and knowing a camera and producers as well as their own parents or so it would seem, a meal ticket for their parents. And Kate does remind me a little of Joe Jackson, or at least what I know of him from the Jackson movie... demanding, forceful and living out their dreams through their children.
I'm sorry to compare the two and I pray that they end up happy, "normal" adults, but I just wanted to share what I was thinking.

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

I just can't get past the shot of Kate's backside in that blue bikini. Never thought I'd post about Kate in a bikini, but she must think she looks good in it, just like she thinks she's a good mother, overworked, a good author, a good cook, a good speaker, and every other good thing she thinks she is, but is not.

Jennifer said...

Here's a wild idea...how about we all vow to ignore the Gosselins for one week? No coming to this site, no googline them, no looking at articles about them on TMZ or justjared or wherever. Maybe if we stop looking, the story will get pushed aside and the kids can have their lives back.

miley said...

Kate has officially becoming trash - posing in her bikini in front of her house for paparazzi. What happened to that Christian mom? All the cellulite and giggly skin. People didn't take it well, you should see the message board, most commments are "gross", "ewww...", "dress like your age...".

Kate has no shame. She thinks the high rating means people like her or she is popular. She is posing like those D-list celebrities who still think they matter. Kate just doesn't get it, some people tuned in because they were curious not because they like her.

Emily said...

Has anyone caught the new show about sextuplets? I wonder how Kate is reacting to it?

I didn't like it but the kids are little and sweet.

KidsRthePriority said...

One could only hope that Jon/Kate look at Michael Jackson and realize what the possible consequences are for a lost childhood...Please let them stop filming so they can enjoy their childhoods and not have to recreate their childhoods when they are adults. They are kids, not a commodity.

rockypriscilla said...

PART 1
I subscribe to People Magazine, and I just read this weeks issue. Let me just say that this article is filled with so many lies that I don't even know where to begin. GWOP'ers have commented on Kate throwing Jon under the bus and even backing it up over him. This article has her dragging him under the bus for miles!!! I will put some direct quotes from the article below. EVERYTHING that she says is the complete opposite of the behavior that she has displayed for 5 seasons on the show. I also must point out that either someone at People has been payed off or there is some kind of deal that has been made by TLC to portray Kate this way. That's how unbelievable this is.......
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Regarding Kate filing for divorce, she has this to say..
"Jon had been asking for this for a long time. He does not want to be married to me anymore. No questions asked, he went and hired a lawyer and said 'you better get one.' So I did. I never would have made that step, I never would have done it. But I did, because he told me to."

Next, People makes it a point to say that the kids, who had supposedly been told of the divorce the day before, were happily playing in the next room.

Kate says that the decision to rotate with each other in and out of the house is not unlike how they had been living while Kate was traveling for her book tour and Jon was gone to visit friends. Kate says with some bitterness, "I've only not been here while I was working, and Jon tried to compare that to make it seem like when he was away, it was the same as when I was away, which doesn't add up. Bottom line, he wasn't here. And he hasn't been here. But now he's going to have to be here more for the kids, and the kids are happy about that. They're thrilled that daddy is going to be here for the weekend. The hard part is that I have to leave, and not for work. I have to find somewhere else to go. I'm not sure where I'll go. But it's good. When I'm wandering around the country alone, I'll just know that they're happy and he's here. So that's that." -(sounds like Kate is trying to set up the fact that she will off traveling to spas and wherever else without the kids, but only because she HAS TO.

"On a good day I feel relief, on a bad day I feel failure. I've never quit anything in my life. It feels like I've failed. It's hard. This is the first war I've fought alone. Really, really alone."

Kate says there was no defining moment that led to the breakup. "It was event after event after event where I came to realize: This is not the same person I married. I remember just looking at him and thinking, 'I wouldn't chose to marry that exact person right now, so why am I here? Our goal and dreams and ideas don't match up." Yet when the time came to finalize the seperation, "I curled up into a ball and sobbed. I couldn't breath. I was hyperventilating. I was scaring people who were calling to check on me, because I couldn't even talk. I said, 'I'm done, I'm done, I'm so done. I've held it together. I've been strong long enough. I'm done. I just sobbed and sobbed. I'm bracing for more days like those."

Regarding the paparazzi, Kate raises her voice about the injustice of them following her when his behavior kicked of the media frenzy. "I don't care. Write about my alleged plastic surgery, and how I abuse my kids and deny water. But I walk into the grocery store and my kids see the magazines, and they're like 'Look, there's daddy. And there's daddy. And there's mommy. I do my motherly duty and turn them all around in the rack and don't says anything except 'OK, it's all better now.' I don't have any words for it except 'get enough already and move on.'

rockypriscilla said...

PART 2
Regarding telling the kids about the breakup (yes, she gives all the juicy details. Sick!!!)...
"We sat Kara and Mady down and they were pressing their faces together and being so cute. I realize now it was because they saw Jon and me at peace, sitting together in one room, and it brought them some strange comfort, though they didn't know what was coming. We didn't use the words separation or divorce, we just said that it wouldn't be much different than it is not, but we need to tell you this. Mady said,'I can't say that this comes as much of a surprise. I could've guessed.' But Cara crumpled into tears. She was crying, and I was holding her in my arms like a baby. Then she said, 'You said it was bad but would turn out good.' I told her, 'because it is bad, but it will turn out good. You'll see. I promise you that.'"

Regarding the sextuplets, Kate said that they had an easier time and that her and Jon kept it light and airy. "We just said, 'Daddy's not going to live her sometimes, but he'll come back half of the time and we'll trade off.' I told them that this weekend I'm going away and Daddy will be here and they were like, 'oh, OK' and wanted to know what was for a snack."

Kate them says, "I'm not being naive. I know that my kids will come out of this with some sort of dysfunction. I'm not stupid." She says that there are already telltale signs. "Collin is more quiet and shy these days. And Aaden is very sensitive. He's regressed a little bit in some ways, which is to be expected but still breaks my heart. It's passing, I know, and I've still seen very little of it. And I thing that they are also feeling some relief now. I'm hoping we will get into a good situation with a good schedule and it will start to fade away."

Kate then goes on to describe how much she is enjoying a cherished routine with them, including all sitting together in a chair while she reads (which People magazine handily has a picture of) and how they made Ziploc-bag ice cream. "I don't know how much time will be enough, but there's just not enough of it. Every day they're a day older, and it's coming to an end. I hate it."

She then says that the kids are the 8 best kids in the world and that they are resilient and social, and forgiving, and adjustable and happy. "I look at them and I don't have enough time in the day to give them, but they love me. They love hugging me. Jon's changed before their very eyes but they love him because he's daddy."

People magazine then says that Kate explains about wearing her wedding ring, "I haven't taken it off. It would devastate my kids. It's not necessary. I'm not ready."

Regarding finding someone new, she says she is not ready to consider it.

rockypriscilla said...

PART 3
For all the media glare, Kate is quick to point out (of course she is!!!) that televising her families life is not what caused the marriage to collapse. "This absolutely would have happened whether the cameras were her or not. I don't want people thinking we traded our marriage for fame. Ever. It's not a fair assumption." She says that the marriage was flawed from the start. "I was operating under to belief, for the last 10 years, that marriage is forever. So I exhausted myself trying to do everything and make everything OK when maybe it just couldn't be."

Kate has no qualms about keeping the cameras rolling. "Parents work, that's a fact." Yeah, but kids are not supposed to!!!

I'd also like to point out a few more things from this article. It is complete with pictures of a smiling and very happy looking Kate. There are also several pictures of the kids, but the only 2 of Kate and the kids are of her reading them a book, and of her hugging/talking to Hannah. There are also some interesting captions of Kate describing each child.

Isn't it nice that since the cameras aren't filming again until August, Kate very lovingly shares with all of the world her children's reaction to the divorce?

theirlifeisanightmare said...

It's understandable that Cara wouldn't take this news well at all.She and Jon have alot of the same interests and to me have the same laid back personality.
I am sad for all of them.But especially for her.
On a side note,I wonder what kind of psychological warfare Kate has planned to combat the kids requests to see their dad when it's not his turn.I shudder to think of her inner bitch being unleashed when the kids finally tell her they like daddy better.Up until now she really hasn't been there long enough.But that has surely changed now.She's sure paying plenty of attention to them since she needs to put on her supermom charade to get full custody of the "eight little piles of cash".

Bobomo said...

It just occured to me that with the combination of Gov. Sanford, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, the Gosselins have a perfect opportunity to fade into media obscurity... at least as far as the tabloid and entertainment news is concerned. The question is, will they do the right thing?

LastTimeITalkAboutHerHair! said...

SmackMeKate said...
Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?
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Other posters here have said it's a way to call attention to herself or her hair; she may have buzzcut it; she may have had facial work done so has to protect it from the sun; or, she's about to debut a new cut or color. See? We're talking about it and her. Just what she wants. But it's definitely weird because she likes to strut her cuckoo hairstyle; I've read that she says it's a reflection of "attitude" or some silly thing. (So, why is she covering up her crowning glory?)

Fireworks! said...

What will be interesting is if Jon will go back to his hometown for the 4th of July. Also who will be with him...

kids?
kate?
lover?
all of the above?

Whatever happens you know that the paparazzi will be around. I am guessing that TLC will probably have a camera person on call as well.

TUNDRA said...

TLC taking a 6 week time-out (hiatus) is like putting a bandaid on a severed artery. It's not going to fix a broken family.

Cynthia said...

Me thinks Kate must have put on Hannah's bathing suit bottom my mistake.

Anita in TX said...

Aa if we have not already found many revealing comments (hindsight being 20/20, except that we didn't need it here!)--here is an excerpt from an interview regarding the move to the new house. First they show the clips and you hear her yelling at the men to "move it men". Then Kate states that she was standing at the door directing the men movers where to put everything. And she cackles that she enjoyed that role because she enjoyed and liked telling men what to do!

And then Jon proceeds to laugh and make fun of her because what she said was not as funny as she thought it was.

LetTheTruthBeTold said...

Does anyone know if their old house in E-town is still for sale?

konhasyoufooled said...

SCOTUS Addict said...

Jon & Kate minus any shred of decency.
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Jon less Kate plus 8

Tracy said...

Now that the headlines are full of Michael Jackson passing and also Farrah Fawcett on the same day, I bet Katie Irene is boiling over mad. It took the headlines away from her highness, and with the "hiatus", I bet she is is cursing both of them for taking what should be "HER" time in the magazines and press while it is still hot(not!) news....

Naj said...

I think because many people actually feel ownership of these kids and 'a part' of this family. Remarks like "We all want to see these kids grow up!" is downright disturbing.

I can't seem to look away! said...

I keep reading that the children are not taking news of the divorce well. What is the source of this information? I ask because she is still wearing her wedding ring in recent photos. I believe she may have said that she was having difficulty taking the ring off. ...But, seriously, considering the fact that she filed first, she has spoken so negatively regarding the divorce and made no mention of an attempt to work things out... one would think she would her take her ring and throw it as far as she possibly could! Perhaps it is because the children don't really know. Any thoughts?

Ms.Peach said...

Magazine scans are up!!!!

STAR: Jon will do a tell-all book, may come out as soon as Nov.
Says Kate withheld sex one year before she got initimate with Steve. (Makes sense, thus the 2 yr. deal with the divorce).

OK!: TLC inquired about filming at Trump Tower (sounds like a done deal).

ENQUIRER: Claims Jon says he'd have no problem starting another family, interested in doing PR for OC Choppers. In the fall, Jon and Kate had huge argument, Jon wanted to quit the show, hates the big house, that's when Kate told him the marriage was over.

INTOUCH: Starts off with Kate on June 17 walking to end of driveway, crying, to be comforted by a body guard (there were paps, so an act). Kate feels that she is the main star of the show. In early June, Kate had a secret meeting with an attorney.

LIFE & STYLE: Brian Sep, longtime friend of Jon says Jon was not allowed by Kate to write his own book.

US WEEKLY: TLC had planned to have Jon and Kate in counseling.

PEOPLE: Too gag worthy to repeat.

Jon minus Kate (finally!) said...

My kids are young teens- they would be so hurt if I discussed their personal business with anyone!
Imagine the Gosselin kids when they realize that their mother sold them out for fame and attention-(and $$)
Jon should have his lawyer put a gag order on Kate-
Save the kids Jon- it's not to late to pull the plug and save their childhood.

BarbMae said...

Why can't Kate just stay in the back of her house? Tying up a tree? Puleeze again just for the paps shots. Yes she still is at home, we get it. Now Jon will probably show up for the weekend and then he will be out in the front yard. Unreal. The good news is that next week we should be Gosselin free with the death of Michael Jackson. No magazine covers for the Gosselins. Hopefully the paps will leave PA for good. Sorry Jon and Kate, TLC PR team, but you are old news.

Judy said...

Didn't Jon say in a show something like "Kate and I have agreed, what's mine is mine and what's hers is hers.". Seems like they were already thinking about dividing up their assets.

NoUse4Kate said...

SmackMeKate said...

Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?

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Maybe her hair fell out from too much treatment. Whatever the case may be, she looks like an idiot with the hats on. The blue bikini pics were too much yesterday. My daughter saw them and all she could say was, "Ewwwwwwwwwww, she is so disgusting!" I agree. I also agree with whoever it was that said she had a boyish figure, there are no curves in her waist line at all. Cover it up K8, your bod isn't all that great.

HappyMommyAndWife said...

I really hope all the GWOP'ers have written comments and emails to the sources mentioned in the "LA Insider" and "Marketing" posts. I feel like this is a HUGE window of opportunity to make our voices heard and influence the future of the J&K+8 show while it is on hiatus. Let's get this show off the air so the kids can have some privacy. Hopefully they will have an opportunity for healing too.

it'sNotCheatingWhenYoureSeparated said...

The hats are weird...she acts like she is such a celebrity. Whatev. Maybe she got it cut or went crazy and shaved it a la Britney! That would be newsworthy.

Kittycat said...

I just got my t.v. for next week...looks like TLC is showing a Jon & Khate marathon ALL day on Thursday, July 3....you have got to be kidding me...!!!

Bring back Little People Big World!!! I miss the Roloffs so much...a family united and pulling for the same cause....hey, if TLC would put on a Roloff marathon maybe Jon & Khate would watch and pick up a few pointers on how a real family sticks together.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Well maybe she did do something to the hair and is either waiting it out or doesn't like it BUT I think she's playing with everyone (personally). She knows there are blogs everywhere posting about her every movement. So - this is just another way to see if we pay attention and "bite". Get it?

Same with the tying the rope around the tree. Needed a good excuse to come out front to get her daily "shot"

sesame street said...

I think Kate is wearing the hats because she had some work done on her face. Micro-dermabrasion, peels, or a nip and tuck require the patient to keep thier face OUT of the sun. Those hats are all perfect examples of having something done. My guess, is that she had it done last week on her 4 day break.

NoUse4Kate said...

BTW, what has happened with the spanking issue, the possible state investigation, etc.? All of this other fluff stuff seems to have swept the main issues under the carpet for now I guess. I laugh at the hair and bikini stuff, but it doesn't erase the core issues I have with this whole situation if that is what they are trying to do.

MollyP said...

I can't seem to look away! said...

I believe she may have said that she was having difficulty taking the ring off. ...But, seriously, considering the fact that she filed first, she has spoken so negatively regarding the divorce and made no mention of an attempt to work things out... one would think she would her take her ring and throw it as far as she possibly could! Perhaps it is because the children don't really know. Any thoughts?
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Didn't she get a new big ring fairly recently, maybe around the time of the oh-so-believable vow renewal? I doubt it represents her marriage to her. More likely it is just expensive jewelery and a reminder to fill up the other fingers with even more bling, for the children of course.

kathyv said...

Think about it ya'll: Michael Jackson, in the limelight since the age of 10, forced to "work" by his parents, under intense media scrutiny. Some creepy parallels. WAKE UP JON AND KATE!

Kittycat said...

me again....correction to my post...the t.v. guide says Friday, July 3 is an all evening marathon...like we haven't seen every episode a million times already.
C'mon TLC enough already.
Pahleeeeze.

kathyv said...

Think about it ya'll: Michael Jackson was in the limelight since the age of 10, under intense media scrutiny and forced to "work" by his parents (okay, his Dad/Kate but his Mom/Jon went along with it.) WAKE UP JON AND KATE! Pull the plug on the gravy train before it's too late!

Kate said...

Did Kate get boob job? They seem HUGE lately!

Jacelynn said...

So Kate isn't allowed in her own front yard in a bikini? Why not? That just seems silly to me....... If she wants to wear a bikini who cares? If it makes her feel good that is all that matters........

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Judy said...
Didn't Jon say in a show something like "Kate and I have agreed, what's mine is mine and what's hers is hers.". Seems like they were already thinking about dividing up their assets.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Acutally I think it was one of the OCC shows. If I recall it was a question something along the lines of what did Kate think about him getting his own bike - and he says "what's mine is mine and whats hers is hers"

bcsurvivor2001 said...

What I also found interesting in yesterday's pictures - especially the 2nd set with her coverup on. In some the kids are dressed in clothes, others the kids have their bathing suits on.......but Kate never changes out of her coverup and hat.

Messy Life said...

SmackMeKate said...
Why in the world is Kate wearing hats all the time lately? Am I the only one who thinks this is weird? What is she hiding?

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My guess is all the hair hate. She is embarrassed.

ManicNarcissism said...

NoUse4Kate said...

BTW, what has happened with the spanking issue, the possible state investigation, etc.? All of this other fluff stuff seems to have swept the main issues under the carpet for now I guess.

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I'm sure the investigation is still going. We probably won't here much until it is over. About the spanking... it was much ado about nothing. I personally thought it was going to be the big uproar, but too many parents in this country still spank. Media didn't want to go on about it, and all the ladies on The View except for Joy all said sometimes a kid needs a spanking and people should mind their own business. This happened to be a day or two after the Leah incident when they were talking about Liv Tyler butting in and telling a mom/grandma to stop spanking a kid. Also, Jon can't make a stink about it because I'm sure TLC has plenty of footage of him spanking the kids.

They said at their church engagements that they believe in spanking, so it wasn't like they were lying on this one. They are betrayers and misleaders though. They are like politicians who play to whatever audience they are speaking to. Time outs on tv, spanking to the evangelicals, no smoking on tv or the church goers. Wine on tv, but don't talk about that at church! It is really ridiculous but I think between the topic itself and the divorce we won't hear about the spanking incident again, unless she is stupid enough to repeat it.

PattyWithNoPity said...

Kate's eyes on the People magazine cover (I feel like I failed Issue) look dead. Just cold and dead.

Mommy2Joe said...

I know this was said already, but seriously - what's up with all of Kate's hats? Is she growing out the spike? Anyone notice that People tones down the spike on their covers of her?

pamommy said...

So I know this comment probably won't be well received by most of you. I don't really see a huge issue with Kate getting her boobs done. I think they look great as in the natural-not a porn star look and while she may be flaunting them unnecessarily who cares what she does with her body? I see absolutley nothing wrong with a women having a surgical procedure perfomed to enhance her appearance and self esteem. While I myself have never had anything done I am certainly not opposed if I had the extra money and the support of my husband.

With that said I do feel she is over exposing herself wearing the tiny weeny blue bikini. She does look foolish and I don't think her suit could be much more unflattering. Just because you look good from your chest to your neck doesn't mean you should show just about everything else you own. Especially around your 8 children!

Not to sound redundant but money does not buy class!!

Geri said...

it'sNotCheatingWhenYoureSeparated said...
The hats are weird...she acts like she is such a celebrity. Whatev. Maybe she got it cut or went crazy and shaved it a la Britney! That would be newsworthy.

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Those kids may have given Mommie Dearest a haircut while she was sleeping (I would love that LOL)

ImFrancie said...

konhasyoufooled said. . .

SCOTUS Addict said...

Jon & Kate minus any shred of decency.
**************
Jon less Kate plus 8


How about a new game, "Gosselin Math"?

Jon minus 2 equals Kate plus 8. Solve for passive-aggression and narcissism. Show all work.

Another thought. Methinks that Jon's future NYC neighbors at Trump Place will not suffer in silence, as those in PA have, to a gaggle of whining and screaming children surrounded by camera- and soundpersons swarming through their dee-luxe apartment in the sky-ii.

Stupid move, IMO. I wonder how much TLC will need to kick back to the condo board to allow filming.

Geri said...

NoUse4Kate said...
BTW, what has happened with the spanking issue, the possible state investigation, etc.? All of this other fluff stuff seems to have swept the main issues under the carpet for now I guess. I laugh at the hair and bikini stuff, but it doesn't erase the core issues I have with this whole situation if that is what they are trying to do.

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I do think those investigations are still ongoing...hopefully. I'm pretty confident we will see the other shoe drop in the future. God help Kate when it does.

Charlie Rose said...

I am hoping that with Michael Jackson's death the media leaves the Gosselins alone. I know they bring the attention on themselves but I am sick of it.

I would much rather hear stories of Michael for the next six months than anything relating to the Gosselins.

At least Michael EARNED his media attention.

I would hope that any parent, KATE ARE YOU LISTENING, would use Michael's life as an example of what happens when you try to thrust your children into the limelight. Was it really worth it in the end? To watch the death of your own child?????

I hardly think so and if Kate doesn't bat an eye at Michael's death and is upset that the media is focusing now more on him, she is one sick individual.

cash-flow mama said...

Is it true Deanna is pregnant?

Jessica said...

I would really like to talk to Cara in 20 years and ask how it feels to know her breakdown about her parents divorce was broadcast to the world. Does ANYONE actually see that ending well for her?? Even Kate? Or is she incapable of thinking that far in the future? Because I thought that's what us parents were supposed to do. Make sure we raise them the correct way so they don't have a jacked up future.

Lora said...

I like Jennifer's idea. If all the posters and readers on this site would cut off all thoughts/articles/googles of this family from our lives for at least a week, I bet it would make an impact on the sales of tabloids, Kate's television appearances, etc. Much of the scornful attention being paid to them is what caused the ratings to skyrocket. Just yesterday my co-worker said she'd never watched the show before but once all the hoopla started she wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Now she wants to watch the re-runs in order to "catch up." The best way to stop TLC from filming and broadcasting is to stop being interested, regardless of why. (No more Gosselin you-tube hits, either!) :-)
(I have a feeling that people are going to continue being fascinated and obsessed with all the details, but I'm going to at least try to completely purge them for a week.)

Jennifer said...

Lora said...

In the 1950's, a woman named Helen Grigsby Doss wrote a book about the twelve mixed/minority race children she and her pastor husband adopted. Life Magazine did a photo spread on that family, and they became minor celebrities. I recently learned that this couple eventually divorced, partly due to her new-found fame.

I doubt many people today have ever heard of the Doss family (The book was called, "The Family Nobody Wanted."
I'm really hoping that the Gosselins will eventually fade back into similar obscurity. Maybe in another 60 years?


Lora, I read that book years ago and I still own it. It was one of my favorite stories. They also seemed like a nice, loving Christian family. I was sad to learn that the marriage did break up and at least one of the kids joined a commune (back in those days). I often wonder about the children as adults now.

I hate to think of the Gosselin children becoming dysfunctional adults.

anynamewilldo said...

My children are huge fans of TLC/Discovery. However, if this network can not protect these 8 children, what in the world makes them think I would trust them with mine??

Please, everyone do your part and let them know what they are doing is wrong. With enough hate mail, we could stop them.

http://extweb.discovery.com/viewerrelations

Ella Bean said...

Citygirl -

I got a similar response from TLC. I really don't think they care what we think.

Sad that they will do anything for a buck.

I may just ask to discontinue TLC from my cable package all together.

Go Away said...

It was refreshing (probably not a good word to use because of the context) NOT to see headlines on Jon or Kate today. Very sad that it took deaths of icons to FINALLY get them off the headlines.

Now I hope they stay away for good.

concerned wife and mommy said...

Lora said...

In the 1950's, a woman named Helen Grigsby Doss wrote a book about the twelve mixed/minority race children she and her pastor husband adopted. Life Magazine did a photo spread on that family, and they became minor celebrities. I recently learned that this couple eventually divorced, partly due to her new-found fame.

I doubt many people today have ever heard of the Doss family (The book was called, "The Family Nobody Wanted."
I'm really hoping that the Gosselins will eventually fade back into similar obscurity. Maybe in another 60 years?
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I actually HAVE heard of that family! I really enjoyed their book, but never heard that they divorced. The funny thing is, I was just wracking my brain over this a couple of weeks ago, because I could not remember what it was called. Thank you for that - I hate when something is just "right there" and I can't get it :)

Jessica said...

" I agree. I also agree with whoever it was that said she had a boyish figure, there are no curves in her waist line at all. Cover it up K8, your bod isn't all that great."

I am hardly a Kate defender (I despise the woman) but I just don't see why we have to make women feel like they should "cover up" because they don't have a Kate Moss body. Just because she doesn't have a rail thin body or she has a "boyish" body, doesn't mean she should cover up. If you think she should cover up for modesty, that is different. But to tell only the "ugly" women to cover up is just wrong.

anotherPAmom said...

"Lora said...
In the 1950's, a woman named Helen Grigsby Doss wrote a book about the twelve mixed/minority race children she and her pastor husband adopted. Life Magazine did a photo spread on that family, and they became minor celebrities. I recently learned that this couple eventually divorced, partly due to her new-found fame. I doubt many people today have ever heard of the Doss family (The book was called, "The Family Nobody Wanted."
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Lora, this brought a smile to my face! My sister and I came across this book in the seventies and LOVED it, read it until we wore it out. I'm sorry to hear they later divorced- from what I remember I admired the couple a lot because they had to brave a lot of prejudice against mixed race children at the time. Also, I believe his pastor salary in the fifties was something like $900 or $1200 a YEAR, with 12 kids. It's so LAME that Jon and Kate think they need so much income to "provide" for their family. If they would live moderately as a family instead of as nouveau riche semi-celebrities they would be fine eve with the divorce. . . .

Laurie said...

I think KI is watching the Masche mom very, very carefully and taking notes..."so that's how a real mom of tups acts". She wants to present the kinder, gentler Kate (as her handlers have told her to do) when the show resumes.

tigerfan said...

Naj said...
I think because many people actually feel ownership of these kids and 'a part' of this family. Remarks like "We all want to see these kids grow up!" is downright disturbing.

I agree and would also like to add; I find it equally disturbing a comment made by Kate that she feels an OBLIGATION to her FANS to continue the show. #1 A mother's obligation should first and foremost be that of her CHILDREN not some self serving loyalty to fans.

BarbMae said...

Jacelynn said...
So Kate isn't allowed in her own front yard in a bikini? Why not? That just seems silly to me....... If she wants to wear a bikini who cares? If it makes her feel good that is all that matters........


It is not the point of her wearing a bikini in her own yard it is that she is doing it in full view of the paparrazi who will take pictures of her. They have 23 acres and a large pool which cannot be seen from the road. If she wants to wear a bikini wear it by your pool on your patio. Honestly has anyone ever seen Kate do any kind of yard work? Tying up the trees was just to have her picture taken that she was home. Jon will be doing the same thing this weekend when he has the kids.

Heather said...

CityGirl, I got the exact same response from TLC when I wrote to complain about the "Gosselins Go Green" episode. It's a form letter, and I am sure nobody read my email.

iggy said...

I don't agree that the spanking issue was nothing. The only possible reason for spanking (and even this is debatable) is if the child is seconds away from walking in the road or touching a hot stove, etc. Leah was doing nothing that endangered her own life. All she was doing was annoying Kate, and Kate decided to throw a tantrum and hit her out of her own anger and frustration. THAT is child abuse.

Charlie Rose said...

If it makes her feel good that is all that matters........

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I really hope you were kidding when you posted this. It isn't all about Kate and how SHE feels. It is about her 8 children, you know the ones that she claims she is doing all of this for. I am not saying that Kate or Jon didn't or doesn't deserve a few hours away from their children but they get PLENTY of time away from them.

Trust me kids are embarrassed by their parents shenanigans, they won't forget what they are doing anytime soon.

wramblinwreck said...

"So Kate isn't allowed in her own front yard in a bikini? Why not? That just seems silly to me....... If she wants to wear a bikini who cares? If it makes her feel good that is all that matters........"

The criticism isn't that Kate isn't allowd to wear a bikini at home, it's that she has complained about all the attention from the paps, and then deliberately puts herself in a position to be photographed by them. As others have mentioned, the estate provides plenty of privacy for her to wear whatever she wants without being photographed by the paps lurking on the fringe of the property. She knows where they are: why choose to go where you'll be photographed if you don't like it?? Unless, of course, you really do love the attention.


"I don't really see a huge issue with Kate getting her boobs done. I think they look great as in the natural-not a porn star look and while she may be flaunting them unnecessarily who cares what she does with her body? I see absolutley nothing wrong with a women having a surgical procedure perfomed to enhance her appearance and self esteem."


IMO the point is the Gosselins say everything they do (ie, the show) is for the kids. How are implants, purchased with money earned from the exploitation of their children, helping the kids? Certainly not by improving Kate's self-esteem or parenting skills, since she was recently filmed/ photographed spanking Leah.


"I think Kate is wearing the hats because she had some work done on her face. Micro-dermabrasion, peels, or a nip and tuck require the patient to keep thier face OUT of the sun. Those hats are all perfect examples of having something done. My guess, is that she had it done last week on her 4 day break."

I agree, the timing of the appearance of these hats and big sunglasses, after she disappeared for 4 days, is consistent with having had any of the procedures you've mentioned.

TUNDRA said...

Someone besides Kate Gosselin and Steve Neild would have to know if there is any truth to these two having an affair. If it is true, I expect it won't be long before the canary sings.

wramblinwreck said...

"Just yesterday my co-worker said she'd never watched the show before but once all the hoopla started she wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Now she wants to watch the re-runs in order to "catch up." The best way to stop TLC from filming and broadcasting is to stop being interested, regardless of why."


If, as you suggest, everyone who posts on this blog stops doing so and stops watching (for those who still watch: I havent for more than a yer), that will have zero impact on people like your coworker, the rubberneckers who are tuning in to see the trainwreck, or picking up the mags to read the stories.

The most effective way to get rid of the Gosselins from the headlines is what's happening right now: bigger news items. In today's fast-paced media market, there's a constant need for the next big story and the Gosselins will quickly become old news as bigger stories come along, such as the latest news on the cause of MJ's death.

Walks like a beast said...

Is it just me or does every pic of Kate in her bikini resemble a Neanderthal in the evolution of man image?

She has really bad posture. Maybe it's the new boobs weighing her down?

Cynthia said...

Think about this. When Kate went to Dr.G for her tummy tuck and she asked for a boob job etc......IF she had the boob then like she has now ....Why on earth would she want to improve those??? Hello she did get a boob job fairly recently.

VB Mom of 2 Boys said...

These bikini shots are getting old. At the rate she's going, she'll have enough pictures for her own calendar.

Me said...

We are all here to learn lessons. To bad Jon and Kate had to drag those poor children to class. What dumb parents they are.

MossHill said...

There is one item about which I am still confused. Breast augmentation surgery is not a procedure that has a 3-day-weekend recovery. When would there have been time for Kate to have it done ?

Daner said...

I just read an old PEOPLE and it had another article on Jon and Kate. They were wearing the same outfits as in the upcoming Mother's Day preview we saw. It said that picture was taken on May 3rd.

TUNDRA said...

Kate Gosselin: "I'm not naïve. I know that my kids will come out of this, to a degree, with some sort of dysfunction. I'm not stupid."
____________

I find this statement by Kate Gosselin very troubling and would like to know how TLC can consider continuing the show knowing even Kate Gosselin doesn't believe her kids can't come out of their parents divorce without some degree of dysfunction?

Turn the cameras off TLC.

meredith said...

FireMinstrel said...
Posted this in last week's discussion blog, but I thought I'd bump it up.
According to a recent interview, Cara and two of the boys haven't been taking the news of the divorce well.
My heart goes out to them. Why not just say "three of them" and leave it at that?

6/25/2009 10:21 PM

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Honestly, it's really nobody's business how the kids are handling it. Those poor kids don't have any privacy whatsoever, even when the world as they know it is crashing down around them.

Jennifer P said...

Kate would have something to brag about if her body was the result of exercise and hard work rather than plastic surgery. What she's flaunting is the work of the plastic surgeons, not herself.

I believe we'll hear about her and Playboy someday.

Ms.Peach said...

MossHill said...
There is one item about which I am still confused. Breast augmentation surgery is not a procedure that has a 3-day-weekend recovery. When would there have been time for Kate to have it done ?
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I think they took the month of Dec. off. The dogs came to live with them in Nov., so they weren't really Xmas gifts.

*~*Nicole*~* said...

I thought the new "Raising Sextuplets" show would be neat. Nope. They've clearly watched J&K+8 and are jumping on the gravy train. Domanding woman? Check. Man-child husband? Check. Bigger house? Check. Tummy tuck? Check. Fake boobs? Check. This woman nearly died of heart failure after delivering the 'tups via c-section but she wants her old body back so, to her, it's worth the risk. Ugh. I'm just about DONE with TV in general!

TUNDRA said...

Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?

just wondering said...

Quit writing to Oprah, TLc, etc. Write to the following if you want to make a difference.


Variety
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005261.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=Gosselin

Broadcasting and Cable
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/talkback/295547-ANALYSIS_How_Will_Jon_and_Kate_s_Split_Play_Out_on_TLC_.php

NY Times Media Decoder
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/jon-kate-becomes-a-documentary-of-divorce/

Flackback
http://www.thewrap.com/blog-entry/pull-plug-jon-kate_3863

rosie said...

Does anyone have any idea who the "friend" was Kate was talking to in the driveway?

Jersey said...

Thanks to rockypriscilla for your recap of the People article. I find it hard to believe Kate's account of Jon wanting the divorce.
First of all, Kevin and Jodi (who I find to be credible) said that Jon came to them months ago and told them that Kate said it was over. Also, does Kate really expect us to believe that she got a lawyer because that is what Jon told her to do? Since when has she ever listened to what Jon wanted? She even states later in the article that she looked at Jon one day and realized that this is not the person she would chose to be married to today. She contradicts herself within the same article.

Also the stuff she says about Jon not being their for the kids - I don't buy it. We all know that her publicity machine is working overtime trying to make her look like the perfect parent and Jon like the bad guy, but from everything that I've seen over the last few months, it looks to me like he has spent alot more time with his kids than she has. And don't use the "working" excuse on us, Kate! Weren't you the one who wanted Jon to quit his job and stay home with the kids so you could go out on the road to do your speaking engagements and book tours?

Midwest Teacher said...

I'm sorry, but Kate needs to get a cover-up to hide that behind of hers. I usually don't comment on her looks, but those shots from behind in her new blue bikini make her "behind" look really bad. If I just saw those shots and not the front end where she's obviously had the most work I wouldn't understand why she's flaunting herself so much. Yuck! I think I may have blinded myself.

MossHill said...

9 Year Survivor said...
"Breast augmentation surgery" … can be a quick recovery …
6/26/2009 9:41 AM

Ms.Peach said...
I think they took the month of Dec. off ...
6/26/2009 9:20 AM

~ ~ ~ ~
THANK YOU, 9-Yr, for your first-hand, educated information, and I hope you remain successful in your fight;

Ms. Peach - good timeline, especially since no one had to be in bikinis ...

LoveTheWeekend said...

Hey Tundra...
No, it did not rain on May 3rd, 2009 in Gosselin land - I live nearby and, even though the weather man said a chance of showers, it was actually a very nice day!

Aunt Chris said...

Hats - maybe she got a new cut and doesn't like it. Lordy be what could be worse?!

Bathing suit - anybody else notice the lack of tan line? Please tell me she's not parading around nude in the sun in front of those kids! I guess the paps will find out soon enoungh.

so irritated said...

TUNDRA said...
Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?




Yes it did. While I usually can't recall the weather from two days ago, I remember that weekend because it was miserably rainy and I had taken Mon. 5/4 off of work to start my gardening. Monday was just as wet so I did a little inside painting instead. I live about 60 mi. away from the Konpound.

Are you thinking that's when the brunch was filmed?

Guru said...

Why would either Jon or Kate want more kids with either Steve or Deanna? They already have 8, plus they have millions of dollars from the exploitation of those 8. Do you really think either of them would want one more to tie them down even more to a life neither one wants? Kate has a career now and Jon has his partying. That is it. They have all the money in the world right now and one more child will just ruin their new lifestyle.

Swimmer said...

Why should Kate not walk around her own property just because idiots are out there taking pictures? Would you? I would not keep myself locked in my own house like a hermit because someone is invading my property and privacy. I have a pool and in the summer my whole family is in bathing suits 24/7. If we have to run out to the local grocery store, we throw on a decent cover up. Of course, we would never go anywhere other than that, but I would certainly not change my clothes because of some stupid photographers.

LuvmyGSP said...

PattyWithNoPity said... Kate's eyes on the People magazine cover (I feel like I failed Issue) look dead. Just cold and dead.


And slightly....Asian? Seriously - look at them.

cubby1128 said...

I saw the new show on WE Network last night about the new sextuplet family. Guess who was getting a tummy tuck and boob job?? This show is just a carbon copy of Jon and Kate. It makes me sick! Just wondering if anyone else watched it?? Any thoughts on it??

Jacsamic said...

I do not think anyone is surprised at Kate throwing Jon under the bus during the divorce.....and degrading him in front of the children, uh, she has been doing this in front of the children their entire lives.....Entire Lives.

Ich.

Oh, and Katie Irene, since I would bet the barn that you read here: Have you washed those nasty feet yet?

Roxanne1968 said...

Thanks to the moderators and fellow bloggers for keeping the pressure on the Gosselins to STOP production of the show and protect the kids. This is what I wrote to TLC today.


Hello,
I am a 40 year old mother of 2 pre-teen daughters in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our household income is around $90,000/year. We used to love watching Jon & Kate+8 however with the news of recent scandals and pending divorce, I feel like this is NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW ANY LONGER. It feels like complete exploitation to watch this family crumble in front of the cameras. I KNOW YOU SAY THAT THE CAMERA DOESN'T CAPTURE THE PRIVATE MOMENTS of the family , but it does depict a family in pain. Especially the poor kids. I beg you to STOP FILMING THIS FAMILY. I know Kate feels like she needs the money, however it is not worth distroying the kid's mental health to receive financial gain.

My kids are not allowed to watch this show any longer. I BEG YOU TO HELP THE GOSSELIN KIDS BY STOPPING PRODUCTION ALL TOGETHER.

Thank you


BTW.... TOTAL boob job, Kate. What a narcisst!

my9cats said...

Ok, color me stupid, but WHY is Kate tying a rope around a tree?

TUNDRA said...

Aunt Chris said...
Hats - maybe she got a new cut and doesn't like it. Lordy be what could be worse?!

Bathing suit - anybody else notice the lack of tan line? Please tell me she's not parading around nude in the sun in front of those kids! I guess the paps will find out soon enoungh.

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Reportedly Kate never met a tanning salon she didn't like, LOLS. She may also have someone come to the house to spray tan her ala other celebrity-wannabes.

TUNDRA said...

LoveTheWeekend said...
Hey Tundra...
No, it did not rain on May 3rd, 2009 in Gosselin land - I live nearby and, even though the weather man said a chance


Thanks LTW ... LOLS ... guess I was hoping that would solve the question on when the Mother's Day episode might have been actually filmed.

Any ideas?

Bobomo said...

pamommy said - So I know this comment probably won't be well received by most of you. I don't really see a huge issue with Kate getting her boobs done.

The only problem with Kate having anything done is that she's using money that her kids earned her to improve her looks. Obviously, there are some people who just don't really like her and so they make jokes and are generally catty about it. But the crux of the problem remains that she is employing the world's smallest marketing team to line her pockets, and apparently, her bra.

ManicNarcissism said...

Blogger Aunt Chris said...

Hats - maybe she got a new cut and doesn't like it. Lordy be what could be worse?!

Bathing suit - anybody else notice the lack of tan line? Please tell me she's not parading around nude in the sun in front of those kids! I guess the paps will find out soon enoungh.

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She goes to tanning beds so I'm sure she is nude in there. Usually people do that. I used to go to tanning beds in my 20's when I was stupid.

Sal said...

Something interesting has happened to me. Now that the real truth, and not the truth as Kate knows it, is out and we know how bad it has been for the children, I cannot stomach any of the older episodes.
I no longer see little adorable children with parents trying to cope. I see Kate's narcissism and children living in fear because of a cruel mother. I see small children experience pain as they are forced to live a surreal life.
The only times the children were truly happy were when they were with Aunt Jodi.
Has anyone else experienced this?

shaketheskyintwo said...

Ugh! The picture of Kate at the rear window of that vehicle where she's talking to that little boy - her boobs, in her too small bikini top, are right in his face! Who does that? Thankfully the boy is looking away, probably out of embarrassment.

nanasez said...

So Kate isn't allowed in her own front yard in a bikini? Why not? That just seems silly to me.......

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To me, the point is that she and Jon both claim to want no media attention. They claim to want the photographers and public interest in their activities to go away. They both complain about the intrusion of attention into their lives and their children's lives. Yet they LIVE in that front yard, in full view of the main road where the photographers are camped out. They put their children on display out there almost every day, when they have an estate the size of the Roloff farm that they could be using to maintain some privacy. They have a back yard, a side patio, a pool screened with a privacy bed of trees/shrubs. But instead of taking the kids into the pool, Jon has them on the front lawn on a slip-n-slide. Kate's prancing around without even slipping a cover-up on. They are liars about wanting the attention to stop, and they're using their children to keep the attention (and interest in the show) going.

ManicNarcissism said...

Something someone said about Katie watching the other show to get tips reminds me of this... on the last show when she was blowing kisses and giving those weird fake hugs. I didn't get it. Why not get your butt out of your chair and give each kid a hug, or have each kid come to you one by one and hug them. I just didn't get that. Is she that lazy? If she is trying to act warm and fuzzy that didn't convey it, that conveyed convenience and I don't want to be bothered or messed up in my freshly ironed pants and coiffed spiky do, so don't come over here and touch me.

Sue in PA said...

Jon minus Kate (finally!) said...
My kids are young teens- they would be so hurt if I discussed their personal business with anyone!
Imagine the Gosselin kids when they realize that their mother sold them out for fame and attention-(and $$)
Jon should have his lawyer put a gag order on Kate-
Save the kids Jon- it's not to late to pull the plug and save their childhood.

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This is what I have been saying to people that argue that the show has not hurt the kids now. What about when they are in Jr High or HS? I can see it now, Oh, I watched you be potty trained and have it on DVD. I think it's going to be brutal on them!

Violette said...

So, per the quotes from Sheeple magazine, Kate recognizes that her kids have been damaged by all of this, and their personalities and behavior have been affected - and they are going to continue to film?

She basically just admitted that the show has hurt her kids, and she accepts that, and they are going to continue to damage them in the future.

If that isn't admitting to child abuse, I don't know what is.

PattyWithNoPity said...

"LuvmyGSP said...

PattyWithNoPity said... Kate's eyes on the People magazine cover (I feel like I failed Issue) look dead. Just cold and dead.


And slightly....Asian? Seriously - look at them."

Yeah they do somewhat; I think its the crappy make up job; I see her eyebrows seem to be filled in a little though. One good thing!
Or else its the whole "peeved" look she's got going on in that picture..

Momof2 said...

I think the more Kate opens her mouth and bashes Jon, the less credible she looks. She is going in overdrive to "MAKE" people see things the way she wants us to...it's so obvious.

I just can't stand looking at her anymore...someone needs to sit her down and tell her she's not all that. Seriously, go away.

Sue in PA said...

Swimmer said...
Why should Kate not walk around her own property just because idiots are out there taking pictures? Would you? I would not keep myself locked in my own house like a hermit because someone is invading my property and privacy. I have a pool and in the summer my whole family is in bathing suits 24/7. If we have to run out to the local grocery store, we throw on a decent cover up. Of course, we would never go anywhere other than that, but I would certainly not change my clothes because of some stupid photographers.

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If that is the attitude it is fine, but, then you can not complain about the P-People taking pictures. You can't have it both ways.

I've had this discussion with some strong Kate defenders who think the Paps have no right to take picturs. I say, if you are visual from a public road, you have no expectations for privacy. H*ll, they have 26 acres, if you don't want your picture take, the don't stay in the one spot that you can be seen from public land. Plan and simple.

dianam17 said...

TUNDRA said...
Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?

I know it rained in Philadelphia (dont know how close that is to their house). There was a mets/phillies game that got rained out that day.

ManicNarcissism said...

Calgary,

Thanks for the reminder. You are right, I think this woman has a tendency to bring out our worst sides as well and our anger about the whole situation can come out catty. I assure you that my butt looks worse, I have very very close friends and family that I love very much that butt looks worse and I would never say a harsh word. I don't think it is so much the looks of just someone who thinks they are SO GREAT but is not that brings out the reaction of wanting to lower her a few 100 pegs! But, thanks for the reminder.

TUNDRA said...

Given how unsexy Kate's rear end looked in that last "look at me in my bikini" photo could butt implants be next on Kate's list of Must Haves? Inquiring minds want to know! Snark-Snark!

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Swimmer said...
Why should Kate not walk around her own property just because idiots are out there taking pictures? Would you? I would not keep myself locked in my own house like a hermit because someone is invading my property and privacy. I have a pool and in the summer my whole family is in bathing suits 24/7. If we have to run out to the local grocery store, we throw on a decent cover up. Of course, we would never go anywhere other than that, but I would certainly not change my clothes because of some stupid photographers.

6/26/2009 10:10 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I honestly don't think any of us (at least not me) meant she shouldn't be allowed to wear a bathing suit on her own property. Quite the opposite realy - it is her home.

What I said and I think others did - is she seems to be parading around OUT FRONT to show off? Her pool is definetely out of range of the paps.

I'm sure you don't and most of us wouldn't simply parade in our front yard vs. our back yards dressed like that.

blamingoftheshrew said...

From Reality TV World:

Attorney: Divorce judge could ban Gosselin kids from 'Jon & Kate'

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/attorney-divorce-judge-could-ban-gosselin-kids-from-jon-&-kate-9182.php

wramblinwreck said...

"Why should Kate not walk around her own property just because idiots are out there taking pictures? Would you?"

Not if I complained to the media about paps hanging around my property, taking photos every chance they could. People who truly want privacy don't give the "idiots" all the photo ops they could want by wearing a skimpy bikini and walking around in their line of sight. If you want them to leave you alone, don't give them anything to photograph. When there's nothing for them to photograph, they'll give up and move on. If you're not giving them the photo ops, they'll find someone else who will.

lindahoyt said...

Bobomo, no one cares if someone gets their boobs done. Yes, we might love to look good in a bikini..no one faults Kate for that...if she hadn't gotten the good body because she sold her kids.

It is hypocritical of her to say it is "all for the kids"; when clearly the kids are past breast feeding and don't NEED them!

narcissismdestroysfamilies said...

Kate them says, "I'm not being naive. I know that my kids will come out of this with some sort of dysfunction. I'm not stupid." She says that there are already telltale signs. "Collin is more quiet and shy these days. And Aaden is very sensitive. He's regressed a little bit in some ways, which is to be expected but still breaks my heart. It's passing, I know, and I've still seen very little of it. And I thing that they are also feeling some relief now. I'm hoping we will get into a good situation with a good schedule and it will start to fade away."

Oh, Kate. You really are walking around naked and all your "yes" people are too frightened to tell you. Get.help.now.

Mona lisa said...

Kate is walking around in bikini's for the attention. Why else would go to the beach in a bright orange bikini and walk around her front yard? She knows photographer will be there. She thinks she looks good... I think she needs a bigger bikini to cover that rear end that is hanging out! Not very becoming on her.

lindahoyt said...

My mother always use to say, "pretty is as pretty does".

Maybe that makes puts me on par with 'Forest Gump'...but I am much more concerned with the ugliness of Kate Gosselin towards her children, than how she looks in a swim suit!

just wondering said...

Sal said...
Something interesting has happened to me. Now that the real truth, and not the truth as Kate knows it, is out and we know how bad it has been for the children, I cannot stomach any of the older episodes.

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I watched the older episodes a few times looking for things that felt "off." I can't do that any longer. I think that once you know the truth there really isn't any need to see any additional untruths.

eileen said...

I have also sent a comment to TLC...they make you jump through a few hoops before commenting...
"extweb.discovery.com"

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I would like to add my voice in the debacle that is J&K plus 8. I am a 47-year old mother of 6 children. My husband owns his own business and I work part-time as a legal secretary. My children range in age 25 to 5, 4 boys and 2 girls. My daughters and I have, until this year, been fairly frequent viewers of J&Kplus8. I know watching throughout the years, we would comment on how Kate abused Jon in any given episode, but we thought she must be different behind the scenes. We thought the kids were treated well, but we now see differently. TLC needs to cut loose this family. No matter what the "adults" say, this show has destroyed a family of 10 people. TLC is Public Enemy #1 in our opinion. Your ratings soared this year because of a trainwreck...rubber necking of people who want to see destruction. PLEASE, if your company has ANY decency, cut the apron strings you have attached yourself to these people. J&K are grownups who are CAPABLE of finding work again. We ARE ALL sick and tired of their children being the reason for their livelihood and seeing it portrayed on your network. Our household will avoid any advertisers of this program and we will NOT watch any further episodes if they are planned. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING and CANCEL J&K plus 8 (innocents)!!!!!

From California said...

"And I thing that they are also feeling some relief now. I'm hoping we will get into a good situation with a good schedule and it will start to fade away.""

Thanks for repeating these quotes of Kate's from PEOPLE...but after reading this--"fade away"? I really don't think it's going to be THAT easy for them, Kate.

I mean, YES, if I were their mother, of course I'd hope that the kids wouldn't be scarred...but I wouldn't be so blithe as to describe their angst(she's talking about Aaden's withdrawal/regression in this quote)in those terms. IMHO it's yet another clear example of her narcissism and inability to empathize with the children's feelings-which she always shown.
Sorry, Kate, but reality is that this is just beginning for them and will continue for a long, long time. Not "fade away". They were told just days ago for God's sake! That relief you feel is all for you.

nanb said...

Small article regarding the release of the new book, it's a Christian Magazine so we may want to post comments.

http://www.churchsolutionsmag.com/hotnews/kate-gosselin-book-still-a-go-from-christian.html

Wall Street Journal blogs with Isaac Mizrahi regarding Jon & Kate 8. He obviously has watched the show.

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2009/06/24/isaac-mizrahi-on-jon-and-kate-theyre-the-new-liz-and-dick/

Vanessa said...

Regarding the People mag article,
she states that Jon has changed right before the kids eyes, but they still love him because he's daddy.
What the hell is that supposed to mean??
He's no longer on Pinocchio strings? He doesn't yell "how high?" when she screeches "JUMP!"
Please explain?

GAmom said...

Pamommy said:
I see absolutley nothing wrong with a women having a surgical procedure perfomed to enhance her appearance and self esteem

What's wrong with it is that she has 8 children who depend on her, and she choosed to undergo a completely voluntary, unnecessary surgery that carries with it the risk of DEATH. If you want to do that stuff, fine, but wait till your kids are 18.

antique lady said...

my9cats said...
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Kate is tying a rope around a leaning tree in order to straighten it up. Apparently, the several landscapers present are not up to the task.

Friend in New Mexico said...

Granted Kate has the right to do whatever she wants to but why complain about it later? If I was the mother of the little boy in the white car I would not like that fact that Kate had her TA TA's(LOL) right in the face of my little son. Honestly in my opinion she doesn't have any shame what so ever! She ADORES all the attention that she is getting.

babeeberry said...

The camera's need to be turned off for good. I've been thinking about the arrangement J n K have regarding visitation and I think the kids are in for a world of confusion.

Imagine Kate and her endless list of rules and regulations. The children are guarded and sullen with her, most pictures and episodes can prove that. Now picture Jon's turn with them. He's commented b/4 how "Mommy ruined you" with regards to getting dirty and having fun. My guess is he'll go to the opposite end of the spectrum and let the kids live it up under his watch. Now, how the heck are 5 year olds supposed to keep track of what behavior is expected of them?! I don't think Kon have the emotional maturity to stay on the same page with regards to their parenting style. Hopefully there is mandatory parenting classes in Pa. to parents getting divorced (there is in Ct.)
I'm sure all of the children are going to be having trouble in the future. Acting out, problems sleeping...things like that as they try to make sense of their new lives. It is certainly NOT in their best interest to have any of it filmed...unless Kate decides these are "memories" she wants to make for her children. If that's the case, she is more disturbed than I ever gave her credit for.

~~Kristin~~

homeschoolin' mom said...

Here is a link to a letter addressed to Kate and Jon. This comes from the editor's blog at Today's Christian Woman.

This sums up how I feel about what they are doing- don't do it! This letter is very well spoken. I hope that somehow the Gosselins will see this:

http://blog.todayschristianwoman.com/editors/2009/06/words_for_kate_gosselin.html

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Well - I see Jon "eeked" into the news if ever so slightly today (still).

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/first-radar-no-wedding-ring-jon-gosselin

just wondering said...

Laurie said...
I think KI is watching the Masche mom very, very carefully and taking notes..."so that's how a real mom of tups acts". She wants to present the kinder, gentler Kate (as her handlers have told her to do) when the show resumes.

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Don't put a halo on the Masche family quite yet. Where do you think they got the idea for their show? They are actually learning from the Gosselins, both the good and the bad.

It's too early to tell if they will tumble into the Gosselin pit of deception, but if the kids are lucky, the world won't want to watch another group exploited.

momof5 said...

Emily said...

Has anyone caught the new show about sextuplets? I wonder how Kate is reacting to it?

I didn't like it but the kids are little and sweet.

6/25/2009 11:25 PM
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I saw it last night & guess what the mom got a tummy tuck & a boob job. She said the company donated the implants. Another trainwreck is about to happen.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Popeater, the site with the cottage cheese thigh pics has a poll. The result is as follows:
If you constantly complain about the paparazzi, is it a good idea to walk around in a bikini in front of them?
No 89%
Yes 11%

Total Votes: 99,029

The entire country is on to Khate now.

just wondering said...

Naj said...
I think because many people actually feel ownership of these kids and 'a part' of this family. Remarks like "We all want to see these kids grow up!" is downright disturbing.


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tigerfan said...
I agree and would also like to add; I find it equally disturbing a comment made by Kate that she feels an OBLIGATION to her FANS to continue the show. #1 A mother's obligation should first and foremost be that of her CHILDREN not some self serving loyalty to fans.

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Spot on Naj and Tigerfan!

just wondering said...

You know what the tragedy of all of this will be?

The kids will grow up and the only thing they will know how to do will be to get their own lousy shows. It is the only thing their parents have taught them how to do.

Laura Q. Stone said...

I worry about the kids as much as the next guy but I had an amusing thought I wanted to post that isnt directly related to the G8.

Wouldnt it be awesome if MTV brought back the Celebrity Death Match show and a segment with Kate vs Octomom!?!?! OMG, I would love it! I thought of this while watching Natalie Sulmans response to Kate comments about her on the Dr. Phil show. She kept saying Kate had Histrionic Personality Disorder. lol!

NVMom of 3 said...

No wedding ring for JonBoy Gosselin:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/first-radar-no-wedding-ring-jon-gosselin

Jennifer P said...

Sal said...

Something interesting has happened to me. Now that the real truth, and not the truth as Kate knows it, is out and we know how bad it has been for the children, I cannot stomach any of the older episodes.


Yes, I feel the same way. Sometimes when I'm flipping through channels I'll see the kids and stop to watch a bit, but then Kate starts speaking and my stomach gets tight.

I figure if she affects me like that, how awful do the kids feel? I feel such worry and anxiety for them.

DunLurken said...

Tundra asked: Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?
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I've seen conflicting responses so I looked it up here: http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KRDG/2009/5/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

There was a 1/4 of precipitation on May 3, 2009 in the Reading, PA area.

JFaye said...

Re: watching any show on TLC -- I am totally done with this network. Any and all 'family reality shows' whether the last name be Roloff, Gosselin, Duggar, are suspect. Child exploitation is child exploitation.

And to whoever claimed that anyone posting here watches Jon&Kate -- I don't. I haven't seen the show at all this year. Watching is not a critera for caring about what happens to the children IMO.

Tyra said...

I know this is off subject, but it's something I've wondered about. Remember the episode when Jon took Kate for a "rare treat" of shopping so he could pick out Kate's clothes for her? I think this was a subtle ploy on Kate's part to get a free stylist. Do you honestly think Kate would let Jon pick out her clothes? She doesn't even let him pick out the kids' clothes. Just a thought.

here's hoping said...

I've been watching bits and pieces of the coverage of Michael Jackson's death and I can't stop comparing his childhood with that of the Gosselin children- an egomaniac parent, another one that sat back and let it happen, questions of physical abuse, publicity, loss of childhood. My hope is that something will be done for the Gosselins that wasn't done for the Jacksons. I hope someone will step in, stop the exploitation, get help for these kids before they turn out to have the same tortured soul as MJ.

gherkin said...

Jon is no longer wearing his wedding ring. Pics on Radar.

So what do you all think has happened to the boyfriend/bodyguard? He hasn't been spotted since the beach trip. Do you think he is permanently out of the picture---maybe his family didn't like the "rumors" about him and kate or do you think he'll resurface?

Teri said...

What gets me about Kate and her saying "the show must go ON" to support the kids. I think i read somewhere that they have made over $10 million. Isn't that enough to support 8 kids?

RememberMe said...

RadarOnline has pics of Jon outside the house without his wedding ring on.

Breaking News!! ;)

KeepitupKate! said...

Just keep talking Kate. Keep blabbing to People. Keep posing and preening for the papz. Keep spewing out your lies. Keep being your own worst enemy.

Keep burying yourself.

Keep losing any credibility or interest until the public's had enough (countdown's ticking!)

Keep looking like a fool.

Just keep it all up hon so you're 15 minutes will mercifully end and you're in the same league as Jessica Hahn, Kato Kaelin, and Monica Lewinsky. There were once on the cover of People too! They were once tabloid fodder and "famous" for being famous but now are forgotten. You will be too soon.

So PLEASE keep it up!

Thanks!

Pauper Princess said...

To those defending Kate's right to parade around in the bikini...

I DO NOT go out front of my house in something that I do not want my neighbors to see me in. I know my limitations and what I consider to be decent.

I will, however, play with my kids in our fenced in, PRIVATE, wooded backyard in their kiddie pool while wearing my bathing suit. I don't even have 26 acres. :)

I would never wear it in public, though, except to a public pool - even then, I cover it up with a t-shirt for modesty's sake.

If I had the body, I'd show it off. I don't. Kate doesn't either, so neither should she - at least in the front yard, or to some other public non-swimming place. Stay in the backyard.

Sexy @ 50 said...

I consider myself a free spirit.I breast fed my babies and I think (as my husband does)that I am a pretty sexy woman. I do think however that at times modesty should come into play in certain situations. I personally don't let my breasts hang out for my 3 young sons and young daughter to see but if Kate is comfortable with that then what can we do? She does alot of things with and to her kids that we are not comfortable with.
But to let her friends,friends son and a whole production crew to see her butt checks and boobs falling out of her way to small bikini is just plain shameful and tacky in my opinion. To me the truth of the matter is that she wants and thrives on all of the attention.
I wonder what all the church folks think about Ms.Katie Irene Kreider Gosslin now?

meredith said...

Sal said...
Something interesting has happened to me. Now that the real truth, and not the truth as Kate knows it, is out and we know how bad it has been for the children, I cannot stomach any of the older episodes.
I no longer see little adorable children with parents trying to cope. I see Kate's narcissism and children living in fear because of a cruel mother. I see small children experience pain as they are forced to live a surreal life.
The only times the children were truly happy were when they were with Aunt Jodi.
Has anyone else experienced this?

6/26/2009 10:49 AM


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I have. I saw the Chocolate World episode and the one where Jonboy turns 30. Kate acts like the kids are a burden. Beth and Jodi love the kids like they are their own. Jodi even took the time to bake with Cara and Mady. Something Kate would never do because she would either be too tired or too busy (oh poor, poor Katie Irene).

just wondering said...

http://www.cleveland.com/tv/index.ssf/2009/06/jon_and_kate_are_the_latest_in.html


Here is a place where you can voice your general disgust about Kate speaking in Cleveland and spewing her parenting advice.

This newspaper is actually one of the sponsors of the womens show and could help have her removed from the circuit if enough people complain.

Parentin advise!! Phooey!!

Geri said...

TUNDRA said...
Kate Gosselin: "I'm not naïve. I know that my kids will come out of this, to a degree, with some sort of dysfunction. I'm not stupid."
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I find this statement by Kate Gosselin very troubling and would like to know how TLC can consider continuing the show knowing even Kate Gosselin doesn't believe her kids can't come out of their parents divorce without some degree of dysfunction?

Turn the cameras off TLC.

*****

These kids are already messed up in the head, and she's going to use the divorce to blame for it, watch and see.

nanasez said...

She basically just admitted that the show has hurt her kids, and she accepts that, and they are going to continue to damage them in the future.

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She admits that the DIVORCE will hurt her children. She still won't admit that the show hurts them at all. She's ready to blame everything on Jon and his desire for a divorce.

Maggie said...

2009 11:28 PM

rockypriscilla said...

Regarding the paparazzi, Kate raises her voice about the injustice of them following her when his behavior kicked of the media frenzy. "I don't care. Write about my alleged plastic surgery, and how I abuse my kids and deny water. But I walk into the grocery store and my kids see the magazines, and they're like 'Look, there's daddy. And there's daddy. And there's mommy. I do my motherly duty and turn them all around in the rack and don't says anything except 'OK, it's all better now.' I don't have any words for it except 'get enough already and move on.'

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Here's one way to get off the cover of the tabloids, Kate: STOP granting them interviews. Stupid cow.

Someone needs to throw a bucket of water on that witch already.

konhasyoufooled said...

kathyv said...

Think about it ya'll: Michael Jackson, in the limelight since the age of 10, forced to "work" by his parents, under intense media scrutiny. Some creepy parallels. WAKE UP JON AND KATE!
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Michael Jackson's parents didn't give a hoot what it did to Michael what makes you think Kate gives a hoot either? If she did there would be no sextuplets nor would there be a show. It was all planned. She has no intentions of giving up the so called good life. That is what she had the kids for. I hope they sue the too small bikini pants off her no curve (cept for the expensive girls) boyish body. Will serve her right

Jo Ann said...

Of the hats that Kate's been wearing lately, it's possible she's trying to grow her hair out.

I don't think it's weird so much - just hoping I'm right about the growing the hair out part! :)

konhasyoufooled said...

Laurie said...

I think KI is watching the Masche mom very, very carefully and taking notes..."so that's how a real mom of tups acts". She wants to present the kinder, gentler Kate (as her handlers have told her to do) when the show resumes.
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Too late. Remember it is the realist reality show there is.

momof5 said...

My thinking is if she REALLY wanted to portray the victim then why did she file for divorce?

book lover said...

I just sent the following to Zondervan:
As a Christian, a cookbook lover and a voracious reader, I urge you to reconsider publishing another book by Kate Gosselin. I think the Christian community needs to rally around this family, allow them time away from the limelight to rediscover their core values and beliefs, focus on what is best for their precious children, and turn off the publicity-driven acquisitive lifestyle. I have bought many Zondervan books over the years, and I will no longer do so if a book is published by someone who no longer encompasses the Zondervan "fruits" in their life. Thank you for your consideration of this important and sensitive matter.

I tried to be fair, non-emotional and straightforward. I suggest others send e-mails, as well. At least we have tried to express our feelings.

HW said...

I just caught a glimpse of the first Gosselin special. There is a scene where Jon is in the nursery changing all the babies and Kate comes in and says "it just doesn't seem like you're making a lot of progress." Of course she didn't pick up a baby and change a diaper herself.
She really has never been a hands on mother, has she?
This is why is bothers me so much when people say Jon doesn't do anything. He has always been the one to get up with the kids in the morning, get the older ones off to school; bathe/shower all of them at night. And when they load them into the van, Kate doesn't carry one child. Despit his faults, he's been a very hands on parent. The same cannot be said about Kate.

Move Over Men Kate's in Charge said...

antique lady said, "Kate is tying a rope around a leaning tree in order to straighten it up. Apparently, the several landscapers present are not up to the task."
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LOLOLOLOL! I know, and thought the same histerical thing. WTH?

abbie said...

Love the stupid white hat, K8. Is your last name Gosslin or Gilligan? '
High fashion, Kate Gosslin style.

shesaid/hesaid said...

Question on the radar pics of Jon without his ring - It looks like just moved it over to his right hand, but I could be wrong. Anyone care to comment?

LilBit0318 said...

momof5 said...
I saw it last night & guess what the mom got a tummy tuck & a boob job. She said the company donated the implants. Another trainwreck is about to happen.


Yup...I've been watching the Masche's show the past few weeks myself, & personally I'm finding it eerie how similar to the Gosselins they're looking. Between last night's tummy tuck/boob job episode & all the talk of her wanting him to lose weight (And even making him go to some special clinic & get on a crazy diet to do so!), they're beginning to turn my stomach just as much! Looks like somebody'd better be watching out for those kids, too!

just wondering said...

http://tinyurl.com/lagj7d

Try this link for the Cleveland Plain newspaper article. The other link was too long, I think, but it works just fine if you click on the TV section to the left of the page. It then takes you right to the article.

reenie0912 said...

I just finished reading the People artice, with Kate on the cover. I only have one queation...where's the interview with Kate?? The woman they interviewed loved spending time with her children, doing crafts, reading books together. She gives them hugs and is supportive and patient! This poor woman is a selfless victim, whose husband abandoned her and left her to raise her kids alone! Talk about spin. Give me a break!!!!

just wondering said...

Ya know.. I don't know that Kate is going to want to stay in that big old house with all that land. There is always going to be work that needs to be done and she doesn't have Jon around to do it for her, anymore. (for free)

It's going to take a team of people to keep that land in shape and another team to keep the house and pool up to par. (many $$$)

Didn't she state quite emphatically that she isn't into projects? Nope.. I don't see her sticking around for long.

I predict that she will send the kids away to school and that she will find herself an apartment at some point. I need to mark this post!!

HiThere said...

Something in the first special really seemed wrong. Jon was working then and the voiceover advised he was gone from 7am to 7pm. Kate then advised that she slept till 8am.
The tups were all wide awake when she walked into their room.
I can't believe any of the six ever slept till 8 am.
Just doesn't seem right for a mom to sleep so late when dad is already out the door.

TUNDRA said...

so irritated said...
TUNDRA said...
Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?



Yes it did. While I usually can't recall the weather from two days ago, I remember that weekend because it was miserably rainy and I had taken Mon. 5/4 off of work to start my gardening. Monday was just as wet so I did a little inside painting instead. I live about 60 mi. away from the Konpound.

Are you thinking that's when the brunch was filmed?

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Just seems odd that the Mother's Day brunch was filmed on a rainy day when according to locals, it didn't rain. Staged?

tomo718 said...

I wrote boycott emails to the following sponsors/advertisers and DirectTV, so far I only got 2 responses. I am so Boycotting GAP/Banana Republic now. (See this stupid response - sounds like we use Child Labor in 3rd World countries, but it's OK because we donate money or school supplies)

Thank you for your email and your feedback on Gap Inc. products featured
on the TLC show Jon & Kate + 8. At Gap Inc., we believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work and continue to invest in a range of projects in the places where Gap Inc. does business - from a neighborhood in New York City to a village in Southeast Asia. In the
past five years, we have distributed about $91 million in grants worldwide. We encourage you to visit the Social Responsibility section of gapinc.com for more information on how we give back to the communities where we do business and to nonprofit groups all around the world.

http://www.gapinc.com/public/SocialResponsibility/socialres.shtml

Sincerely,

Jessica
Customer Service Consultant

Here is DirectTV's response when I told them I want Discover Channels/TLC permanently blocked off my TV - this one is more positive:

I understand your concern and I'm sorry to hear of any inconvenience the issue may have caused you.

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of channels and programming content and we can't predict or control the programming selection a particular channel chooses to air. While we continually work with our programming partners to improve your television entertainment experience, it helps us all if you also forward your feedback to the network. You can reach TLC at:

PROGRAMMER ADDRESS Discovery Communications
One Discovery Place
Silver Springs, MD 20910

PHONE NUMBER (859) 342-8439
WEB SITE http://www.tlc.com

We understand that not everyone will like every program aired on DIRECTV, and we take customer feedback very seriously. Moreover, I have forwarded your comments on to DIRECTV Management for review.

Miranda said...

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

I just can't get past the shot of Kate's backside in that blue bikini. Never thought I'd post about Kate in a bikini, but she must think she looks good in it,...

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I'm with you, Mother of Two -- I have thus far refrained from commenting on Kate's bikini body, but today's rear shot made me exclaim out loud: "Oh my Lordy be!"

Why, Kate? Why?!

No Drama Mama said...

Does anyone else think that Kate tips off the paps?

SadSadSad said...

I was thinking, what if they had never catapulted into fame? And this week's episode was them in their E-town home, with Jon still going to work, Kate with her brown hair, taking care of the kids and doing the day-to-day monotonous things? You know what, I would have enjoyed that! I liked this show because it was about a NORMAL family! so sad!

Michelle said...

I was listening to The Huckabee Report a couple of days ago and he was yacking about the split and then he said something great. He called Kate "Octomom". I couldn't help but laugh.

Kate...really..why do you think the Dilley's and the McCaughey's don't have their kids on TV? So they can grow up and lead a normal life. I would much rather watch one hour of either of these families than 2 minutes of yours.

UGH! said...

I consider myself a free spirit.I breast fed my babies...

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I am not a free spirit and also breast fed my babies. One has nothing to do with the other.

ruthy said...

TUNDRA said...

Just seems odd that the Mother's Day brunch was filmed on a rainy day when according to locals, it didn't rain. Staged?

________________________________

I commented on this earlier in the week.

Mother's Day was the day Kate came home from NY and was seen at the tanning salon (with the cake) and it looked sunny to me. I didn't see any rain in those pics.

UGH! said...

Pamommy said:
I see absolutley nothing wrong with a women having a surgical procedure perfomed to enhance her appearance and self esteem

What's wrong with it is that she has 8 children who depend on her, and she choosed to undergo a completely voluntary, unnecessary surgery that carries with it the risk of DEATH. If you want to do that stuff, fine, but wait till your kids are 18.

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IMO, what's WRONG with it is that K8 got her boobs courtesy of exploiting her kids.

UGH! said...

Something in the first special really seemed wrong. Jon was working then and the voiceover advised he was gone from 7am to 7pm. Kate then advised that she slept till 8am.
The tups were all wide awake when she walked into their room.
I can't believe any of the six ever slept till 8 am.
Just doesn't seem right for a mom to sleep so late when dad is already out the door.


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It doesn't seem right if you believe the BS that K8 did everything herself. Of course Queenie can sleep until 8, they had not-a-nannies even back then.

konhasyoufooled said...

RememberMe said...

RadarOnline has pics of Jon outside the house without his wedding ring on.

Breaking News!! ;)
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It looks like he is wearing it on his other hand

Rach said...

Just curious as to why some want the publisher NOT to publish the cookbook... How exactly is that exploiting the kids?

Please post this question - I'm not a Kate fan, but I'm just really curious about why some people are requesting the publisher not publish the book.

Beautifully written letter to the publisher, by the way.

Babs said...

Just curious, did it rain May 3, 2009 in Gosselin land?



Yes it did. While I usually can't recall the weather from two days ago, I remember that weekend because it was miserably rainy and I had taken Mon. 5/4 off of work to start my gardening. Monday was just as wet so I did a little inside painting instead. I live about 60 mi. away from the Konpound.

Are you thinking that's when the brunch was filmed?

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Just seems odd that the Mother's Day brunch was filmed on a rainy day when according to locals, it didn't rain. Staged?

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Most certainly. It was featured in an article in Entertainment Weekly. I believe it was towards the end of April. I don't have the exact issue because that has already gone off to be recycled.

Jenn said...

Question on the radar pics of Jon without his ring - It looks like just moved it over to his right hand, but I could be wrong. Anyone care to comment?



I noticed that too! I looked at the pictures after that...and he didn't have a ring on the other hand before... totally BIZARRE!
This can't seriouslly still be all a sham can it? UGH...

Sharon said...

CityGirl said...
I just tried to go on the link for TLC, and it said that this page cannot be found. Can you tell me, what was the address that you sent your e/mail to.
I really feel that we need to get our thoughts and feelings out there, and not just to each other. Stuff like Kate giving that interview to People magazine that was nothing but BS. Someone needs to call her on it. I just don't know how to go about it. Any help.

Lisa said...

I was just channel surfing and noticed a special on E! called Jon and Kate - It's too late. Out of morbid curiousity I flipped to it, but it's been pre-empted by coverage of Michael's death. I bet Kate is royally PISSED...anyone taking bets on whether she's gonna do/say something extreme to get the camera's back on her.

Steph said...

Can anyone post a generic boycott letter about J&K+8 for me?

TIA

We're Just Not That Into You said...

Sal said...
Something interesting has happened to me. Now that the real truth, and not the truth as Kate knows it, is out and we know how bad it has been for the children, I cannot stomach any of the older episodes.
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Yes, this kind of thing happens when you've been DECEIVED. My friend can't stand to look at her scrapbook of photos from the first house she and her husband owned in the early days of their marriage because it's where he later brought a woman from his office with whom he had a brief affair...while my friend, the wife, was working hard at her job in another town. They've stayed married...which could be considered good or bad...and, 20 years later they got stronger in most ways but once a trust is broken, a few cracks remain.

Similarly, we of the original Jon and Kate Plus Eight audience can never view the early episodes of the show in the same way we did at the time, when everything seemed fresh and new...and we had no history or current info to taint it. Knowing what we know now has ruined it and made us feel culpable that we were participating in something very wrong. It invokes anger, disappointment, frustration and dread to think what was going on behind the scenes.

The only "new" people who will go back to watch previous seasons will be a today's audience resulting from tabloid exposure and revelations of the inside scoop. They see it with knowing eyes, and we can only hope they'll be just as disgusted as we've been with the "sham" being fed us, so that they'll also turn the channel. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think the reality show is going to tank either way; old fans and new fans alike will keep dropping off. It's just not that titilating even to a J&K newbie. Juggling twins and six infants was a sort of phenomenon for its day, but the day has passed, the kids are not babies now and really everyone who watches is much, much wiser.

They've been buried by other sensational headlines of the world this week, memories are short in TV-land and I predict it won't be too long before we've moved on from the Gosselins.

justwondering said...

Why is it that in all the most recent pics of Kate sporting her blue too small bikini there are NO pics of her participating in an activity that typically applies to wearing such attire? Where are the photos of Kate wearing the blue bikini AT OR with her kids IN the pool or sun bathing in a lounge chair??? I just find it suspect that NOT one of the blue bikini photos include Kate in/at the pool or sun bathing, but the paps JUST SO HAPPENED to capture a photo of Kate walking SANS a cover up to the driveway. Then a second round of photos emerge of Kate wearing a cover up WITH her children clearly within view shot of the paps. IMO, it begs the question; Is Kate more interesed in playing with her CHILDREN or the paparrazi? My guess is the later.

Rache said...

justwondering said...

I believe the paps can't get a shot of the backyard pool area with their super zoom lenses - only the front yard by the garages is visible. Thus, the suggestion that Kate and Jon continue to want the tabloid exposure or ELSE THEY'D JUST GO INTO THE BACKYARD! HELLOOOOOO (in my kate voice)

Can't See Sheep said...

rockypriscilla said...

kate about having to leave when Jon is to be at the house.

They're thrilled that daddy is going to be here for the weekend. The hard part is that I have to leave, and not for work. I have to find somewhere else to go. I'm not sure where I'll go.

Hell springs to mind immediately.

Rachel said...

I don't know if anyone will want to answer this for me, but here's what I'm wondering:

I watched the 1st Discovery channel special and several episodes from season 1 - and maybe a few here and there of season 2. I've always had a hard time watching Kate treat her Jon the way she did, but what's this "Sham" that I've seen posted here?

Maybe it's too complicated to answer...?

Pamela Jaye said...

Lora, thanks for the (sad) news about the Doss's. I researched a bit and also ended up finding a group dedicated to the Killileas (Karen)
I have my copy of The Family Nobody Wanted, still, and I know where it is.

Oddly, I can't imagine Kate trying to wallpaper a bedroom alone, while the kids are wreaking havoc and a neighbor keeps delivering buckloads of cherries from his tree.
Then again, I can't imagine Kate eating rattlesnake meat, either.

ICExploitation said...

Just curious as to why some want the publisher NOT to publish the cookbook... How exactly is that exploiting the kids?

Please post this question - I'm not a Kate fan, but I'm just really curious about why some people are requesting the publisher not publish the book.


Kate would not be "famous" if it were not for her children. In light of things that have surfaced it is fair to say that the viewers have been deceived. So in addition to exploitation, it is also fraud.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck has just been accused of plagiarism for her cookbook - how can Kate get away with recipes for sandwiches and instructions to cut on the diagonal and not be accused of the same thing?

Anything this woman touches is tainted.

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