Houses and Big Changes - June 22

Changes are happening at the Gosselin home. Not only are the kids getting new play houses, but bigger changes are happening in their lives. After much discussion, Jon & Kate are ready to make an announcement about the future.

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bella and aimee said...

Gee, I wish MY mother had cared enough about me to get breast implants. As a child, I always found I was lacking in peace and love because my mother was flat-chested. I have to applaud Kate for increasing the size of her bosom for the sake of the kids. Because, you know, EVERYTHING she does is for the kids. Bigger ta-tas always make for better mothers.

Also, I am happy to see that Kate is so often seen sporting a super-fake orange tan. I feel that as a child I suffered because my mother was very pale. I'm sure I would have been a happier child if my mother looked just a little bit more like a carrot.

Sigh, I guess my mother wasn't "doing everything for her kids."

Pitiful. If I had my way, I'd turn back the clock and send my mother to a plastic surgeon and a spa just so she could properly be invested in my mental health and happiness.

Of course, all this money that's been spent on LUXURY items could be money that's spent keeping the cameras away from the children, but, you know it's like Kate says, everything she does she does for the kids...

a rose is a rose said...

I bet any money that NOW Kate would be kissing the feet of ANY fan that got on line for a book signing (like she always got annoyed with the 'silly' fans)
Its funny how it all comes around.
She thought it would last forever, and that it was all Kate, it was all about her. Sorry, it was the kids they wanted to see. NOT you.

LisaH said...

I watched the last half hour of the show last night (car accident scenario- couldn't look away) and to be frank, she played the victim to the hilt. Am I surprised? No. I'm siding with Jon. I think both of them are knuckleheads, but I certainly could see the spin doctors spinning the tale of poor Kate, all alone; and she doesn't want to be alone. And mean old stupid Jon being excited about this new chapter in his life. Well after 10 years of listening to her mouth, I can see where he would be excited.

And again, we see that the kids are the ones who will really truly be the victims. Kate said the word "Peace" like 400 times last night. The kids will never have peace now after spending the past five years in front of a camera.

rosie said...

"The very narcissistic honestly believe that they are Awesome.
(per psychologists) Narcissism with ego inflated self absorbtion-to an obsession with fame."
That's Kate to a T.

Pinkini said...

On a lighter note......Kate sure is a nice shade of "ewwange"! LOL

Midwest Mom said...

Interesting credentials for Kate's divorce lawyer (a female)...she has numerous "awards" including this one:

Named the "Philadelphia Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2009.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Three blasts on a little blue whistle for the mods!!

Great job!!

Dobzy said...

Please keep in mind. A hiatus could mean NOTHING! They just mean they aren't airing any "new" episodes. Those kids could still be filmed 24/7 all summer long!

Dunwoody Mom said...

Well, well, another company to boycott:

As Jon and Kate Gosselin prepare to move into separate homes, their eight children spent most of last night's episode of "John and Kate Plus 8" playing in four new playhouses of their own, ironically dubbed "Crooked Houses. At a price tag of $7,000, apiece, the children's new houses were perhaps emblematic of the excesses the family has reaped as a result of their TLC show, which chronicles their parents' trials raising a brood that includes sextuplets and twins...... Asked whether Kids Crooked Houses donated the homes to the TV family, Halliday responded, "We've been well compensated for our efforts."
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Story?id=7907245&page=1

fourpatch said...

Everybody sing along

Tune of beverly hillbillies theme

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jon
Found his fame on tv, exploting his life and spawn
And then one day he was full of sudden hate
when he realized the cameras, much preferred kate
(his wife, that is, soul mate)

Well the next thing you know, ol Kate's a super mom
8 whiny mouths, always manages to keep her calm
Soon ol' Jon was the loudest one to whine
Now Kate was raising a brood of nine
(babies that is, lots of work)

So the years went by, and the cameras took their toll
The family unit could not survive together as a whole
They told the universe that they needed a divorce
I wonder what products the separation will endorse?

Holly said...

I am tiring of people, particularly these two selfish users, claiming that their children are their first priority. How about, "My first priority is being a decent human being. Only then can I be a stable, loving, consistent parent and a good role model for my kids so they don't grow up to be self-absorbed, unfulfilled monsters with unrealistic expectations of what the world owes them." Let that be a cautionary tale for the rest of us: if we ever utter the words "everything I do is for my children", think of the Gosselins and re-evaluate how well that is working for us.

Buff Power said...

I don't think that they will be filming. TLC said they are going on a PRODUCTION hiatus... I would think that would mean a full stop in filming, right?

shihtzu lover said...

Jon ~ "excited" about the next new chapter in his life....isn't that something that is said before a marriage, a new baby, buying your first home....but before a divorce? Kate ~ if I have to pull this ship myself, I will! translation, if I have to make money off my little ones by myself I'm there. These are two of the most immature and greedy parents I've ever seen. God help those kids!

SponsorsProbRunning said...

I agree with the other poster (sorry forgot name) who said she calls Bull**it on "they dont' have enuf footage" excuse. The ratings either are tanking (not likely with last nite though), OR they are feeling heat from PA re. this child labor stuff (probably not), OR they dont' want to work with these fruitcakes anymore, OR----sponsors are giving up. I vote for the last, as Money talks and Bu****it walks, and we all know that's the name of the Gosselin's game entirely.

Momof2 said...

rosie said...

Did you notice in the entire hour of airing, no once was God or the Lord mentioned, as she always did in earlier episodes. Its because she wouldn't DARE.
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...yea that and she's not doing her Sympathy Scam Tour at Churches anymore so it's no longer necessary

Emily said...

Just an FYI HLN through cnn is asking for veiwer opinions about the decision to keep doing the show even though they are divorcing. I know you guys can give excellent opinions backed by fact. go to cnn.com/hln (I think thats the web address)

Ms.Peach said...

Kate is so controlling she had to be the first to file. What a liar she is, acting like she's the victim. Geez, if you watch any of the clips of Kate's melt downs, you can plainly see what she did to Jon. I predict major, major damage control regarding Kate over the summer.

Aeris said...

Teri said...

Jon and Kate, the best thing you can do for your kids is work it out. Good grief - they give up after six months? WTF? Or maybe they just couldn't afford a divorce until now. I don't know but I'd bet anything those kids would give it all up in heartbeat for their parents to be together.



It's truly sad - I can't imagine the kids are totally in the dark. Seems Kate is too lazy to even try saving her marriage, same as how she never tried to get pregnant naturally. Everything with her is, "Now, now, I want it NOW!"

Despite Kate's impatience, I still believe she and Jon have been down and out since before the show even aired. The show's success just gave them the opportunity to make a boatload of money, then divorce. Had it not been for the show, they'd probably still be together, but hating each other the whole time.

hmomma said...

Kate's statement: "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Anyone have any clue what Jon did THIS weekend to prompt the filing, or is this more hot air?

TUNDRA said...

The week before Jon & Kate announced their divorce, Jon & Kate Plus 8 lost over 1.3 million viewers to fall to #68 with but 2.92 million average viewers.

It will be interesting to see how far they pop back up this week with the divorce news boost. If we get any press release numbers early I will post them.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/category/ratings/nielsen-top-cable-tv-show-ratings

TanyaT said...

hmomma said...
Kate's statement: "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Anyone have any clue what Jon did THIS weekend to prompt the filing, or is this more hot air?

6/23/2009 11:20 AM

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I'm wondering if she's referring to Jon's shopping for a pricey condo in Trump Towers. Maybe she found out throught the tabloids and wanted to file before Jon spent any more money? Once the papers are filed, they have more accountability for what they spend.

Joyhawk said...

Here are the "overnights" - i.e., the ratings (got them from DH who's in TV):

3 in Adults 25-54 years old
4.6 in Women 25-54 years old

Pretty dang low... much lower then the opening show, that's for sure!

downthereoad said...

it was said online that kate was "forced to file" because of Jon's actions over the weekend.

What actions? What weekend? This or last when he was not there for his anniversary?

anyone know?

TanyaT said...

Aeris said...

Despite Kate's impatience, I still believe she and Jon have been down and out since before the show even aired. The show's success just gave them the opportunity to make a boatload of money, then divorce. Had it not been for the show, they'd probably still be together, but hating each other the whole time.

6/23/2009 11:15 AM

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I agree - I don't think this has ever been a very good marriage, even before the first show.
If it weren't for the show, they wouldn't be financially stable enough to divorce - they would have just stuck it out in a really bad marriage.

TUNDRA said...

Doesn't sound like the Big Announcement show was a ratings blockbuster ... all the more reason for Jon and Kate Gosselin to consider looking for regular day jobs in case TLC gives them the ole' heave ho!

Pilgrim Soul said...

$7000 per Crooked House? I saw that custom models were "about $5000" on their website.

Yes, I'm sure they are being well compensated for their efforts. Might as well have kids building the damn things up in Maine, for all they care about exploitation. Hell, Crooked House got their exposure... what else matters. Cut from the same cloth as KON, clearly.

Disgusting.

Missy/Beth said...

Okay, the only thing I don't understand is what was so terrible that Jon did this past weekend. The p people were everywhere on him. I didn't see anything that he did wrong. He spent time with his kids. He took one to the doctor. He did some yardwork.

Yeah, he talked to some fans and answered some questions, but I don't think he said or did anything inappropriate.

I think Kate just wanted the upperhand. I hope Jon has a good lawyer, and he needs to get a good PR specialist. Kate obviously has one. He needs to have one, too. If Jon has one, he/she is not doing a very good job. He needs someone who is better at crisis communications. Someone who can get the truth out. Someone that doesn't have to lie to make someone look good. That is a good PR specialist. Lying PR people are unethical. And public relations does have ethics that most follow. I don't know that Kate's publicist follows those ethics.

I hope, at the very least, the kids get some sort of therapy. I feel really bad for them.

And my biggest issue about last night's episode was the "Mother's Day" brunch. First, why are 5 year olds wearing bibs? Is Kate that anal? Second, it was obviously staged. I live on the western side of PA, so whatever weather we get, they get about 4 or 5 hours later. I remember that weekend being a little cool, but nice. It was my first Mother's Day, so you had better believe that I remember that weekend!

TanyaT said...

RE: her reference "Jon's behavior this weekend".

I'm wondering if she's referring to Jon's shopping for a pricey condo in Trump Towers. Maybe she found out throught the tabloids and wanted to file before Jon spent any more money? Once the papers are filed, they have more accountability for what they spend.

Arieslikekate said...

what a pity. They knew better than to do this on national TV and to do this to their kids.

Then again, a mother who won't share water with a child doesn't put her kids first.

marylou said...

I'm sure whatever Jon did over the weekend had to do with $$$$$$. Maybe custody issues, but I'd say money. It's been reported he wanted the house and custody.

Arieslikekate said...

I loved how the boys wore T shirts with the company name on them...

more product placement.

Jimmy said...

hmomma said...
Kate's statement: "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Anyone have any clue what Jon did THIS weekend to prompt the filing, or is this more hot air?

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The only thing we know so far is that Aaden got a bump on his head. Could Kate be blaming Jon for this?

SavetheSheeples said...

I caught the last 20 minutes of the show last night, and it disgusted me, for many reasons.

Kate's "poor me" soft-spoken demeanor was such an act. My heart is breaking for those kids, they do not deserve that witch of a mother. And John saying he won't be around as much is total BS. Just because he is moving out doesn't mean he can't see them every day or every other day. Apartment shopping in NYC is BS. You can't move to another state and leave your 8 kids behind, especially with that monster. Just leaving the state is totally irresponsible and selfish by itself. To me, he's abandoning them.

I read Julie's latest blog post, and I am sickened by her account of the gum incident. If these kids are being physically abused, SOMEONE, ANYONE needs to investigate and save these kids. The mental abuse they endure on a daily basis is bad enough.

I will never, ever watch another episode of this show. Never. Not repeats, not new ones. I had a sliver of hope that they could pull together and get marriage counseling, and stop doing the show and resume a normal life. I had no idea that they haven't been getting along for years off-camera.

If the tabloids hadn't exposed their problems in the past couple of months, they would have kept this charade up. All for money. It's sickening.

And those "Crooked houses". I can think of alot better things to spend thousands of dollars on. College funds, for one.

Aeris said...

Missy/Beth said...

And my biggest issue about last night's episode was the "Mother's Day" brunch. First, why are 5 year olds wearing bibs? Is Kate that anal? Second, it was obviously staged. I live on the western side of PA, so whatever weather we get, they get about 4 or 5 hours later. I remember that weekend being a little cool, but nice. It was my first Mother's Day, so you had better believe that I remember that weekend!



I read a few comments here regarding continuity errors with this Mother's Day brunch. I did not watch last night, so I have a few questions: Was everyone seated at a large, round table by a big window? Were all the girls wearing the same floral (white, pink, green?) dresses and did Leah and Hannah have their little hair buns/pig tails? Did all the kids have bibs? If so, this did not happen on Mother's Day, it was filmed on May 3rd. That setting was a two-page photo in an Entertainment Weekly issue from a month ago, which was noted as being taken exclusively by EW on May 3rd.

Jenn said...

10.6 million viewers last night..
Oh and it did not rain on Mother's day this year... I live less than an hour from them!

Alyson said...

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that one day, these kids will believe this is all of the their faults. If they watch the show (which K8 said they do) then unless the ban the show from their house (wow, I laughed typing that) these kids will see their parents saying the show is all for their kids, and will feel guilty .

Joyhawk said...

OOOPS!! My bad! The ratings numbers I got and passsed on were for the Phoenix market only. So sorry for the confusion!

Mammytoot said...

If anyone has ever been involved with a "control Freak" like Kate, you can understand how Jon would be excited about the new chapter in his like. But I worry about the children as she already exhibits signs of controlling them: bibs; where, when and how they play, eat, just to name a few. How much worse will this become for them without Jon. Also I hope he had a witness to Aaden's accident, if not that may have been her catalyst to file for the protection of her and the children due to Jon's actions. She could have easily gotten this idea from the outcry over her spanking of Leah and everyone wanting the children removed from her. The signs are ominous if you have been in a similar situation, she will retaliate in some fashion, to regain control of Jon, if only in her feable mind.
Everyone needs to pray extra hard for this children.

Emily said...

I cannot believe 10 million people tuned into this trash. Last week the rating were close to 3 million I believe, now that people get to watch a family break apart, they want to tune in?

So glad I didn't watch. I'm appalled at society in general to watching this bull. It's all what J&K want. Seriously, I may barf.

SavetheSheeples said...

"Was everyone seated at a large, round table by a big window? Were all the girls wearing the same floral (white, pink, green?) dresses and did Leah and Hannah have their little hair buns/pig tails? Did all the kids have bibs?"

Yep, that's about how it was.

As for the previous bib comment - Kate consigns the kids (free) clothes once they are done with them. God forbid something gets stained and she gets less $$ for them!!

Kanne said...

I agree that this whole charade is damagin to the children.

BUT I want to say that, while it wasn't documented by tabloids, my parents divorced when I was 4. I barely remember it now.

My relationship with my mom is great. My relationship as a child with my father was great. I adored him. When I turned 18, he cut all ties to me. It could have been beause his legal (i.e. child support) responsibilities were done. I don't know.

I do know that I had a great life and, while I do remember a few snarky comments or some tension when they were in the same room, the divorce was barely a blip on my radar.

Trish said...

US magazine.com has compiled a partial list of some of the 'swag' that Jon and Kate have scored over the years.

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-how-much-money-is-stake-2009135

No wonder "the show must go on". Not only would they lose their weekly paycheck from TLC, but thousands and thousands of dollars worth of freebies would also disappear if the show implodes like their family.

Kay said...

IMHO it would have been shocking if Kate let Jon file for divorce first. People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder have an enormous need to be in control at all times. Protecting the ego is paramount and Kate had to show us all that she was the one that left the marriage, not Jon. NPD folks also have to "win" at all costs and will go to amazing lengths to do so.

Jon- get the most savvy people around to represent you in court and elsewhere. As a therapist once told me, " The average person never even sees narcissists coming until he or she has been stabbed in the back (figuratively speaking)."

I suspect that it how you got into this mess, Jon. So, may I suggest that you learn from how Kate was when you were first dating ( demure, sweet and, I'm guessing here, pretty conniving) and know that is how she will probably handle herself in court and to the public now. She is again going for what she wants and, come hell or high water, she'll do what it takes to get it.

linda said...

If I remember right the Mother's Day breakfast was shot on the Sunday before Mother's Day. The date and photos were in People when Kate was on the cover.

"Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children." That was Kate's statement. Guess we have to wait til she tells People before we find out what she could possibly be talking about. Protect them from what? It sounds like something a lawyer would tell her to say to put Jon in a bad light and give her a reason for filing. She's not well.

Elizabethh said...

I wish they could have went back to the first time they met and remember how it all felt. I feel bad for Jon the most because you can just see it on him that he just wanted everything to work out. He quit his job and he was just so young when he became a father and now it ends up with a divorce?

I just wish Kate was the wife that everyone wished to be. The nice one, the HAPPY one. The down to earth one where 'no, we don't need all this money that we're getting. Leave it for the kids and their future' one.


I mean. These kids. Just think! When they get older they'll hate that they were even born in a set of six because they'll think they broke their parents apart. Like I said, I feel really bad for Jon. He loves his kids. He didn't want the money and hated the fame. Kate just saw the dollars coming in and saw that she was able to go to the spa and buy clothes and still have tons of money left. It's obvious that Kate has issues with her past because she cut off her whole family and barely mentions them at all whereas Jon wishes his father was still around and is just so down-to-earth and loveable!



I guess I was just hoping this whole time that Kate was truly sincere and nice and loving. I pray that the kids take this whole mess with their heads up and make something amazing out of their futures and that Jon does so as well and realizes that fame brings people down in the end and that he was right to not let it go to his head.

As for Kate, I just hope she settles her past and begins to truly love again and talk to her family again and just let go of the hatred and anger she has inside her for good.













I really am sorry to see this family break up under these circumstances. :(

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'm emilylux. I've been reading this awhile. Good recaps, sometimes I nearly pee myself laughing and wonder, 'why did I put myself through the snore fest of JK+8 when I coulda read a funny recap'? Anyway, what bothers me the most about this sad situation is how much validation Kate and Jon get for airing their woes, their trivialities, their misery, etc. As if it's important. Jon said it himself, why do the paparazzi go after his family when there are soldiers dying in Iraq. Well, I applaud the sentiment, but Jon, it's a bit late to complain about adopting TV as a forum for showing how you live your life.

Still, it's a question of standards. yes, the war in Iraq is more deserving of our attention. Obama gave a press conference on Iran today. That's more important too. Democracy is suffering everywhere.

So, as viewers, we need to vote with our remotes. Not just turn off the TV though, but give feedback to the networks. We won't tolerate the drivel that comes from TLC or any of the other networks that push reality tV on us. We want higher broadcast standards, better content, more quality TV. Viewers are too passive, and it's easy, I know, cuz I used to be one of the lazy ones. I watched all the reality stuff till I nearly died of boredom. Can we tolerate being bored any longer? It makes us crazy and we vent on a poor (yes, poor in spirit and poor in character) family who was given this chance to air their garbage all over cable TV. Pull the plug on our low standards, and JK+8 and their ilk will go away.

Just my 2 cents.

Em

Lindsay said...

This divorce was brought to you by Crooked Houses (TM).

Ms.Peach said...

US Weekly says last night there was a record 10.6 million viewers. Also has a pic of Kate back in town in floppy hat and sunglasses, still wearing her wedding ring (it's a DIAMOND, that's why). I thought the ratings were lower?

wendyzr said...

About this Mother's Day brunch. Does anyone this that there is anything on that show that is NOT staged? They've done it with birthdays, Christmas. Nothing is real. Of course it was not Mother's Day. They will be filming Father's Day in July. Notice there were no cameras at the compound on Sunday.

KateminusJonmaybe8? said...

hmomma said...
Kate's statement: "Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."

Anyone have any clue what Jon did THIS weekend to prompt the filing, or is this more hot air?
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He stated to the "P people" that he had no clue where Khate was and he actually signed autographs outside the McMansion....You don't mingle with the minions for FREE Jon, didn't you know that? Maybe she said she'll divorce him as "punishment" because he's too big to spank.

Pilgrim Soul said...
$7000 per Crooked House? I saw that custom models were "about $5000" on their website.

Yes, I'm sure they are being well compensated for their efforts. Might as well have kids building the damn things up in Maine, for all they care about exploitation. Hell, Crooked House got their exposure... what else matters. Cut from the same cloth as KON, clearly.

Disgusting.
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$7000/$5000 does it really matter??? $20-28K were "spent" by someone (TLC???) for those. In this economy....it's ridiculous. That money was much better spent going into the Gosselin 8 therapy fund that they are going to need very soon. It's insane that KON gets $75K per episode plus royalities from books/dvds/etc. and that they still get all this free stuff, crooked houses, motorcycles, clothing, trips, etc. etc. etc. They can afford it.

Missy/Beth said...

And my biggest issue about last night's episode was the "Mother's Day" brunch. First, why are 5 year olds wearing bibs? Is Kate that anal? Second, it was obviously staged. I live on the western side of PA, so whatever weather we get, they get about 4 or 5 hours later. I remember that weekend being a little cool, but nice. It was my first Mother's Day, so you had better believe that I remember that weekend!
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Mother's day was just beautiful here. I was in the next county over from the new Konpound and I was out shopping with my mom and then we went to a movie together. Also wasn't she being interviewed by one of the mags (People?) in a hotel on Mother's day????? Does TLC really think we are stupid????????????

There are many things wrong with this family/show/network. I know if I was Khate (thank God I'm not---see I can say God and not have a lightning bolt hit me) I'd be careful what you say---there are 105 articles of proof (i.e. episodes) that will secure custody to someone other than Khate...I don't think Jon should get them either but at least he loves them, that's why the kids run to him for comfort. Remember this doesn't include the pictures of Leah getting spanked or Mady being denied water. Great parenting there Khate.

It irks me that my sister-in-laws love this show and one is starting to act like Khate (now this woman is 14 years older than I--I'm still under 30) and I told her off to her face that to stop complaining, grow up, and treat your husband like a man not a child. Yeah I haven't heard from her for a few months. It ticks me off that there are people that idolize her. Ugg.

The other thing that grinds my gears is the fact that she states the show must go on ....NO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP IT but you won't since you would lose this lifestyle you have grown accustom to. It's a shame you are a pawn.

I'm proud to say that instead of watching this show I got to watch I'm a celebrity get me out of here because at least they signed up to be filmed 24/7. John Salley just beat out Holly in the food trial....ok I will never state again I watched that stupid NBC show again.

I noticed that TLC is replaying last night's episode again tonight boy are the milking this for everything.

maryp1122 said...

No it's not mean. Maybe Jon should just throw a bucket of water on her and see if she melts!


OMG!!!! I have never laughed so hard! That was good!

Ms.Peach said...

Ok, explain to me ratings because I don't understand why the two separate 30 minute show ratings are added together to get 10.6 million as reported by all the outlets now. According to ET:

The show scored 5.5 million viewers for the 9:00 p.m. episode, and 5.9 million viewers for the 9:30 p.m. episode.

Unlike the others, ET did not add the ratings together.

Can Neilsen tell if the 5.5 million for the 9 p.m. show continued to watch and only just another .4 million tuned in for the 9:30 show? I don't get why they add those two numbers together if it's mostly the same viewers from the 9 p.m. show. That just seems logical to me. How do they not double count viewers? I guess I just don't get how the ratings work or Neilsen for that matter.

I was really, really hoping the ratings would be in the pooper because now it looks like TLC and Kate will do just about anything to keep this going.

marylou said...

Wow - this report says that the divorce papers say Kate is saying they have been living apart for TWO YEARS!
http://www.momlogic.com/2009/06/jon_and_kate_is_fake.php

Also says they have not been able to come to agreement on how to divide property.

Truth said...

Even though the ratings were high, sadly it was only because people love train wrecks. People only viewed in because they felt that Jon would leave her, but Khate wanting the spotlight on herself, decided to pull a fast one and file first. Everywhere you go there is mostly hate posts, and I doubt that people will continue to view the show now that all the ugliness has come out.

Sue in PA said...

Ms.Peach said...
Ok, explain to me ratings because I don't understand why the two separate 30 minute show ratings are added together to get 10.6 million as reported by all the outlets now. According to ET:

The show scored 5.5 million viewers for the 9:00 p.m. episode, and 5.9 million viewers for the 9:30 p.m. episode.

Unlike the others, ET did not add the ratings together.

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Ok, the article I read didn't show them separately, just gave the 10+ total. I agree they shouldn't be added, so for the actual "divorce" show it would be 5.9 Million

watchingfromadistance said...

Jon is so full of anger at Kate for stomping all over him for 10 years and now he's acting out and refusing to listen to anything Kate says. Yep, it's wrong, but you can hardly blame him. Sitting alone in that huge house, and pumping her own gas, packing her own van...YEP,Kate deserves it all !

Joyhawk said...

Regarding the ratings: I'm the one who originally posted that they were low but then someone posted that no, they were high! So I called up my DH and asked him WTF? and he said he has no idea why the discrepency (and it's not because they were only for our market like I later explained/guessed) - unless they ONLY looking at cable numbers and not broadcast numbers.

Bottom line: methinks TLC is ONCE AGAIN spinning the whole show (including the ratings numbers) to be to their own best advantage!!

Jonstheherohere said...

YES! said...
Jon- "I was too passive. I let her rule the roost and do whatever she wanted to do, and I went along with everything and now I finally stood up on my own two feet and I'm proud of myself".


Hey, Jon, good for you!

I, too, am passive (born that way) and throughout my life have allowed others to step on me. I'm working hard to NOT allow that anymore, as you are. I salute you!

A few observations from last night:

Earlier they reran the birthday party show, which I hadn't seen. I was astonished to hear Kate tell Jon, "Glasses off, Jon," (sunglasses) as she told everyone where to sit and what to do as they prepared to take pics. She spoke to him in a tone one might use for an unruly child. Does anyone wonder why the poor guy's leaving?

In last night's new show, in the midst of her really-trying-to-cry tears, she slipped in several barbs directed at Jon, while he, on the other hand, was chivalrous in tone as he spoke of her and the kids. She is one tough nut to crack. What has he been through all these years?

Jon is the victim of abuse, and I hope he gets away from her as soon as possible. She'll never let up in her meanness toward him. Never.

Be careful, Jon, and get a good lawyer. Many are rooting for you and your kids. Good dad, good man.

so irritated said...

Just a few random thoughts......

I agree that Kate's weirdly worded statement about Jon's "activities" probably referred to his looking at apts. in NYC. Filing means now they are both accountable for spending. See how she picked up her $65,000 wheels 3 days BEFORE filing? Isn't she a sly fox!

I wonder what the divorce means for the family oriented crookbook coming out this fall?

When the kids are with Jon will he be free to take them to Aunt Jodi's? His Mom's? To Kate's parents? He is no longer on the hook to hold HER grudges anymore. That would be wonderful for the kids to start/resume relationships with those people. This divorce is really going to force Kate to give up the complete and utter death grip of control she has had on her family.

I am glad to see the show is on hiatus and I hope the all the G kids have a fun and carefree summer to just hang out, not be dragged hither, thither and yon for a camera crew. I also hope Kate gives her buddies the P people the boot, she won't need them taking pictures anymore to drum up ratings for the show. The word is privacy Kate- look it up and try to give your kids some of it.

konhasyoufooled said...

Jenn said...

10.6 million viewers last night..
Oh and it did not rain on Mother's day this year... I live less than an hour from them!
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Same here and nope didn't rain a drop here.

Kristen said...

Just saw this on People.com

"Next week, a retrospective of the Gosselins' 10 years of marriage will air, followed by the show's going on hiatus Aug. 3, as a means to give the family "some time off to regroup," says a TLC spokeswoman. A "modified" schedule of programming will then support the family's transition, the rep added. "

Kristen said...

Oh, nevermind my last post, I didn't read ahead, others beat me to it.

Pauper Princess said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090623/ap_en_tv/us_jon___kate_divorce_papers

Kate Gosselin says marriage 'irretrievably broken'

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Kate Gosselin says in divorce papers that her marriage to Jon is "irretrievably broken."

The star of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" filed for a no-fault divorce Monday in Montgomery County Court in Pennsylvania. She says in papers that she's willing to "negotiate a fair and reasonable" settlement with her husband of 10 years.

The divorce filing was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Lawyers for the couple say it contains boilerplate language common to all no-fault divorce petitions filed in Pennsylvania.

The series follows Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raise their eight young children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5.

(This version DELETES incorrect language saying divorce papers said the couple had lived apart for two years.)

marylou said...

TMZ is reporting that Kate "checked" both options for PA divorce, 90 day waiting period and the 2 year separation in case Jon contests. If he contests, she will have to prove the 2 year separation.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

zgsmom said...

I said it last night and I'll say it again. My sister is a "Kate". My 20 year old nephew is just now coming out of his shell and beoming a "normal" kid from all the crap that went on with the divorce his parents went through 10 years ago. If Kate is not ordered to go to therapy and deal with her issues, I can tell you exactly what is going to happen to those children. And it ain't pretty!!

I worked for the department of children and family services (DFCS) and I know she will never lose custody of those babies but she should.

Nadine said...

First I need to say I put 90% of the blame for all of this on Kate. That being said Jon pulled a "Kate" when he was confronted by cameramen coming out of a grocery store in the last few days while apparently he was staying with the children and Kate was gone. He was ask who was helping him watch the kids and he responded "No One". He said he was watching them all by himself, as he proceeded to get in the van with his body guard and there were no kids to be seen. I guess those little guys are now staying home alone? Already "latch key kids". That didn't take long.

ihatethisshow said...

when each parent has custody, they are free to do whatever they please as long as it does not compromise the welfare of the kiddos. so, when jon has them, he can have a big ol' family reunion if he wants to, at the house too, for that matter! he also can prohibit filming during his custody time. kate also will not get to see the kids every holiday as she stated...that is shared as well( one yr she gets tgiving, he gets christmas, and then it switches the next year). if one of the visitations occurs during a bday, the other parent can by law see that child (and only that child) for a few hours that day. kate is going to have to put on her big girl panties and deal with it. i bet she is going to go nuts when she HAS to stay away...it is different than when she WANTED to stay away...

BeenThereKidsNeedAG.A.L. said...

When the kids are with Jon will he be free to take them to Aunt Jodi's? His Mom's? To Kate's parents? He is no longer on the hook to hold HER grudges anymore. That would be wonderful for the kids to start/resume relationships with those people. This divorce is really going to force Kate to give up the complete and utter death grip of control she has had on her family.
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When the kids will be with him, he can take them anywhere (except perhaps out of state w/o KHate's permission), and to see WHOMEVER, the only reason he couldn't is if the people were, for example, criminals drug addicts, something like that, which would have to be PROVED by the way, by making a complaint to the civil court and by her asking the Court to "not allow Person A or Person B" near HER kids while Jon has them ' blah blah It would take awhile and might not even get granted. Certianly Jodi and Kevin would never be deemed by the court to be of criminal or questionable character; therefore, Hate has no leg to stand on and the kids can see Jodi and Kevin WHENEVER JON says they can, during "his time." His mother, too.
Khate can NOT control everything; she may say this or that BUT: the COURT has the final say. That is what happens when you drag your personal biz in to Family/Civil court. And if the kids get appointed a Guardian Ad Litem (and I hope they do), it will be even more restrictive on Hate. As the G.A.L. will have the "say" on what is a legitimate complaint of either parent's, etc.

Record Breaker said...

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/06/23/jon-kate-plus-8-breaks-records-draws-10-6-million/21318

SuzanneDeAZ said...

can you believe that the kids all had bibs when they went out to eat brunch at some fancy place?

marylou said...

Uh, oh. Evangicals not happy about this - not that this is the first time they've spoken out -

http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/abanes/11605156/

poorkids said...

Jon"their(sextuplets) communication is picking up"...huh???? they are 5!!!!!! If they have been somewhat estranged for 2 years, then it started after the tups' 3rd birthday.

Trish said...

This lady writes a blog and is a neighbor of the Gosselins, living a few properties away. She has posted some pictures of their $$ million dollar compound $$ and has a few interesting stories about the Gosselin's and the local townfolk:
http://victimologyblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/stalking-jon-kate-small-town-way.html

Does anyone know when they moved from their first house in Wyomissing to E'town? If, as Kate says, they stopped living together 2 years ago as man and wife, (even though they remained living in the same house), that would put the beginning of the Great Kon Job as sometime after Jon's 30th/free trip to Florida but before the little one's 3rd birthday. How many episodes, book signings, tv interviews and speaking engagements have they done in the last 2 years while they were living in a SHAM marriage and pleading poverty? And how many hundreds of thousands of dollars have they konned people out of?

These KONS are snake oil salesmen.

AeroSpice said...

Not that it would have done any good, but I emailed this to jon and kate at letters@sixgosselins.com, but it was returned to me saying mailbox was full..imagine that! lol i'll keep trying to send...like i said..i know it won't matter, but it made me feel better and at least they know SOMEONE is onto their scams.

P.S. Don't go to their website and contribute to them..it says all proceeds from website are going to cancer *their pockets* research..yeah right! Jon and Kate giving back??? uh huh..sure!

here's the email:

Well, you've managed to do it! Congratulations!! You've robbed innocent church people (yes robbed) by telling woe is me stories..all along having the childrens education already taken care of thanks to the State of PA. You receive and receive and still ask for more. You're lies will catch up to you all too soon and I hope you pay the price...You both truly sicken me to the core. But, I have to hand it to ya...what's better than retiring in your 30's and never having to work again?

Am I jealous? NO.
Do I envy you? NO.
Do I care about your pathetic excuses? NO
Do I wish I had your life? NO damn way!
Would I be happy I've lived a life of lies in order to earn a living? NO
Do I worry the children will be hurt in the end by all of this? ABSOLUTELY! No way around it. Money and things can't buy happiness.

If this is truly ALL for the children as you say, PULL THE PLUG! Your life is a sham! Nothing but lies...You used "God's" name and fertility treatments to get you where you are today. Funny how you don't mention God anymore...But I guess you've used him for what you could get for free and thrown him out of your lives just like you have extended family members and friends.

You should be so very very proud of all your so called "accomplishments"!
Jon, I really hoped that you'd be the sensible one in all of this. If YOU can't live with Kate anymore..how can you expect your children to? You wont' be there to be the whipping boy anymore..who does that leave? yes..the children. and Kate's already shown that she'd rather spank than reason with her children..all for blowing a whistle? Little Leah the "whist=blower" Keep blowing Leah!!!!!!! I believe NOTHING that comes out of either of your mouths anymore..after all, cant' believe everything you see and hear on tv, right? Reality, MY ASS!

When you repay all the people you have conned, apologize to the churches you've spoken at, and get those cameras OUT of the children's faces....Then and ONLY then will my faith in you two possibly start to return. However, I know that isn't happening.

One more word for ya.............................KARMA!

Love,
Missie

Ms.Peach said...

Kate is starting to make the TV show circuit. This morning she is going to be on the Today Show and Matt will be interviewing her.

Get this in the promo: Kate claims Jon pushed for the divorce and it's too painful to take off her wedding ring yet. Say whaaaaat!

Ms.Peach said...

I just sent an email to the manager of the Cleveland Women's Show. Kate is scheduled to speak there in Sept.

http://www.southernshows.com/wcl/?show_contact=1&form_id=91&

chesterctymom said...

Ms.Peach said...

I just sent an email to the manager of the Cleveland Women's Show. Kate is scheduled to speak there in Sept.

http://www.southernshows.com/wcl/?show_contact=1&form_id=91&


Kate's sister, the jewlery maker, lives near Cleveland. I wonder if she will be there also.

wendyzr said...

SuzanneDeAZ said...

can you believe that the kids all had bibs when they went out to eat brunch at some fancy place?

_______________________________
Yes she sells their clothes after they grow out of them so she has to keep them neat. No matter where they are. Whether it is a home, restaurant or say Crayola Factory.

wendyzr said...

TLC managed to convince everyone that they are on hiatus to give the family a break when all they are doing is creating a new series to further exploit the family.

Wonder what the name of the new show is that comes out in Aug?

"Kate plus 8 with Full Custody"

Sidney said...

Now let's look at this logically.

If any kids were given a choice of living in a million dollar mansion, a swimming pool, their own play house, several cars, and trips all over the world, versus living in a family where parents cherish and adore one another and their children, which would the children choose?

Hmmm. Ummm. Well, doggies! That's a hard one!

Yeah, right.

Aunty Anne said...

Regarding the fancy brunch ...

My, wasn't that a show? The little girls in lovely dresses, hair done so sweetly. Boys handsome and clean.

Parents passing them off from umbrella to umbrella.

They did look precious. In fact it even looked like a happy family, didn't it?

Cara read the menu and Kate thought they all should clap, which was a bit much, but they did look beautiful.

They did.

They looked happy.

Too bad we know the ending of that fairy tale.

Mama don't lie said...

Kate is now going around saying that she did not WANT the divorce, that Jon pushed for it and he insisted. I am sure that is just what happened. He wanted OUT and NOW, not when Kate was ready. She KNOWS all the help that Jon gave, and now that she is alone, she's realizing it day by day. Its not fun. Yes, Kate is in fact doing the tv circuit. Enough already, I don't want to see her face. I thought is was a hiatus. What hiatus? To give Kate a chance to take her pity party on the road?

Its still over said...

Jon, save your money, you don't need the New York lifestyle as a father with 8 kids. Be a father, not a single playboy. Move back into the Etown home and be close to the kids, while living your own life. They need you nearby.
You will never again get another chance to be part of their day to day routine again, if you miss this time of their lives.

Ms.Peach said...

Ms.Peach said...
Kate is starting to make the TV show circuit. This morning she is going to be on the Today Show and Matt will be interviewing her.

Get this in the promo: Kate claims Jon pushed for the divorce and it's too painful to take off her wedding ring yet. Say whaaaaat!

--------------------------------

I posted this in error. It was just that Kate Coyne from People, Kate's lover girl, making the morning TV show rounds pimping the upcoming issue of People.

Bonnie said...

Looks like Kate still has fans. See below:

Bonnie –

Yes, Kate will be appearing at the Cleveland Women’s Show that will be held Sept. 11-13 at the I-X Center. She will be at the show on Friday, exact time still to be determined. Hope you’ll be able to come. Thanks for your email.



SOUTHERN SHOWS, INC.

Stacy Abernethy
Executive Show Manager
T 704 376 6594, 800 849 0248, ext. 129
F 704 376 6345
PO Box 36859 Charlotte NC 28236
SouthernShows.com

Its still over said...

The Fancy Brunch...was another ploy by TLC to suck us in yet again.
Doesn't matter how "pretty" the outter covering appears, its what's down deep that counts.
Lie, after lie after lie.
You could cut the tension with a knife. And SOOO fake. "Cara please read the menu...now everyone clap."
Who talks like this. Another sham of a show.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Aunty Anne said...
Regarding the fancy brunch ...

My, wasn't that a show? The little girls in lovely dresses, hair done so sweetly. Boys handsome and clean.

Parents passing them off from umbrella to umbrella.

They did look precious. In fact it even looked like a happy family, didn't it?

Cara read the menu and Kate thought they all should clap, which was a bit much, but they did look beautiful.

They did.

They looked happy.

Too bad we know the ending of that fairy tale.

6/24/2009 9:12 AM

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The answer to your questions is YES - they did "look" beautiful and happy.

But afterwards I was scratching my head asking myself - why did they just show me this? After the mixture of crooked houses and seperation announcements - followed by a black screen with stark white lettering announcing "the divorce" (simultaneously right after them BOTH saying they were ONLY seperating)..........and then this out of a magazine picture-perfect formal lunch?

I'm still asking why???

MomofFour said...

I keep seeing stories where Jon's girlfriend is going to be on the show next season. Why do I find this hard to believe? Kate wouldn't even allow her own BROTHER to be on the show for heaven's sake. Do you honestly think she will let her be on the show interacting with the kids?? But then again, maybe that's Kate meant regarding Jon's weekend activities and her wanting to protect herself and the kids.

I think it will come down to a situation such as this...Jon let's Kate blame, I mean tell, everyone that he is the one who wanted the divorce so Kate can save her reputation and build up for her own show in exchange for a decent money settlement and joint custody of the kids. Kate going around playing the pity-party card is stupid. We all know what a shark she is. Without some kind of deal she is going to be vengeful because that's who she is. She uses people. But I think Jon has some cards to play and he's smart enough to do that in exchange for a few things. I don't think they want to duke it out in court because Kate is cheap. She wouldn't want the lawyers coming out with all the money. That's my bet. I think Jon knows how to pacify Kate without walking away with nothing...all the while keeping the kids out of it. I think Kate would do anything to be a celebrity so obviously that's the angle Jon will take. And remember, if he went to her brother and stood with them and let out the truth...game over. Everybody loses.

MomofFour said...

I don't think Jon is paying for an apartment in New York. I think TLC is paying for an apartment in New York. And I bet it's for both of them not just Jon.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Its still over said...
The Fancy Brunch...was another ploy by TLC to suck us in yet again.
Doesn't matter how "pretty" the outter covering appears, its what's down deep that counts.
Lie, after lie after lie.
You could cut the tension with a knife. And SOOO fake. "Cara please read the menu...now everyone clap."
Who talks like this. Another sham of a show.

6/24/2009 10:52 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Oh and I also forgot - prior to leaving - the kids are all ready by the door and she asks them to help carrying a laundry basket up the stairs....and it cuts to like 4 of them lugging this thing bigger than they are up the stairs? Why? and Why at that point when they are dressed and ready to leave? Why not the MOM take it upstairs?

And then the sickening voices of their "tag team approach with the unbrellas"...........oh ppuulleezzee

Those poor TLC people - having to scrap the bottom of the barrel to fill in the last 6-8 minutes? OR to try and recoup the cost of the exclusive Gosselin party only picture shoot for the day at that restaurant?

and any other day - she is putting up blowups in the yard in dresses/short skirts - but a formal brunch she wears slacks? yeah right (hehe)

Supernov said...

I guess their appearance on the show proved to be lucrative for the Crooked Houses company. This was posted on AOL NEWS:

Calling it "the biggest event in our history," the owner of the small business in tiny Windham, Maine, Glen Halliday, the company's CEO and creative director, said that overnight business has gone from selling $2,000 worth of houses in a day to $100,000 on Tuesday -- if all of the deals closed.

From California said...

The Fancy Brunch...was another ploy by TLC to suck us in yet again.
Doesn't matter how "pretty" the outter covering appears, its what's down deep that counts.
Lie, after lie after lie.
You could cut the tension with a knife. And SOOO fake. "Cara please read the menu...now everyone clap."
Who talks like this. Another sham of a show.


Wasn't it just! The weirdest (and most trivial) thing in the whole hour was that "Now I think everyone should clap"[spoken with a slight edge to it, uhh-ohh]; no wonder the kids seemed confused and kind of half-heartedly did it...a little. WTH is the reason for applauding a menu? That was plain weird.
The use of "organic": "Organic fruit(is there any other kind, seriously?-I guess it means "organically grown" though), organic pancakes(?), organic bacon..." what high end restaurant would list their food in this silly way? As someone pointed out, this wasn't anything but a setup for Cara to read--HAS to have been Kate's idea. Figures.

One thing I've been noticing and wondering about with these last few episodes: it's so patently obvious that their parents are at daggers-drawn with each other, yet the kids still seem so sunny and bubbly.
I grew up in a household, youngest of 4, where by the time I was the tups' age my parents were in as bad a way as the Gosselins. I still remember all the fights and drama very vividly--it was scary and horrible and had the result in this very bubbly and boisterous kid being often very miserable (and always around my family btw, never when out with other, friendly and unstressed people who showed me attention).
I realize all kids are different--and the at the cameras aren't showing us everything by any means--but these tups look MUCH sunnier than I or my siblings ever did when things were bad. We were often quiet and withdrawn at holidays and "events"-because that's when the tension between mom & dad was at its worst. Is the tups' apparent happiness due to their extreme bonding/little world they have with each other?
In any case, Cara and Mady are really going to be major sufferers here at their age. Obviously Mady has carried the load already, for years, the poor kid. Her "difficult" personality didn't come out of nowhere, and when parents (I'm talking about Kate) are so obsessed with keeping up a phony front, anyone who has the nerve not to toe the happy!/BS line is in for a world of pain.

JillianJiggs said...

no matter who they are, famous or not, it is very sad. I think its a shame that Jon took 10 years to stand his ground and make his views & feelings known to Kate. he said something along those lines didnt he ? he fianally has his pants back. no one should allow their spouse to bully them like he did. I think he is going thru some kind of early-life-crisis and wants to reclaim his 'lost younger days' but the thing is Jon, you still have 8 kids & Kate didnt get there on her own.

mom-of-one said...

I really hope that Jon hosts a HUGE family reunion during one of his first episodes. Inviting his extended family AND Miss Katie Irene's. Make it an hour special so Khate can watch it all on TV. Hugs and Kisses all around while she sits in a cold motel room alone, realizing that it's been months since her last manicure.

I hope these kids can reconnect with the shunned family members. Maybe then they can get some authentic love in their lives. Ugh, I feel sick in my stomach still.

a rose is a rose said...

The Crooked House people....that's some free advertising you are getting. Your company is even on the face page of AOL.
Wouldn't every company love free plugging all across the country in one shot.
The only thing is, your company SOLD OUT, to these greedy, undeserving people, who could well afford to buy your whole company!

ImaNanny said...

From Media Decoder, Eileen O'Neill, TLC President, on the break up of the Gosselins


Jon and Kate Gosselin are separating, but the show will still be named “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” Eileen O’Neill, the president of TLC, says there are no plans to change the title.

In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Ms. O’Neill addressed the network’s decision to put the program on hiatus for six weeks after Monday’s announcement that the couple would begin divorce proceedings.

“It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” she said, acknowledging the record-breaking audience of 10.6 million viewers on Monday, “but it really made sense so that everyone could adjust to the new circumstances.”

Ms. O’Neill said she could not comment on when she learned that the couple was splitting up.

“Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement, we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”

Next Monday, a retrospective of the program will be shown. She said it would allow people to “catch up and remind themselves how this story really grew.”

TLC says the show will return from its break on Aug. 3. Asked whether there was a chance it could be postponed further, Ms. O’Neill said she was “very confident” in the date.

Asked whether the show could be canceled, she said, “That’s not in anyone’s mind.”

Ms. O’Neill said she did not have a “hard date” for when the Gosselins plan to resume filming the series.

When Ms. O’Neill moved to TLC about 11 months ago, she was given the task of turning around the ailing channel. By all accounts, she has done so quite successfully; in May, the channel was up 24 percent in total viewers compared with the same month last year.

Ms. O’Neill is credited with discovering the Gosselins when she worked at the Discovery Health Channel, so I wondered whether Ms. O’Neill had felt personally affected by the at-times-heartbreaking documentary of a fractured family.

“You can’t help but become invested in people that you’ve worked with for several years,” she said, calling the Gosselins “wonderful children and really smart parents.”

“It certainly has an impact on you,” she said.

It is unclear when Mr. and Ms. Gosselin informed their eight children about the separation. But one thing is clear: cameras were not present.

“We did not document family conversations,” Ms. O’Neill said, adding: “As they’ve said all along, certain matters are private, and we’ve respected that.”

With Mr. and Ms. Gosselin taking turns raising the children, how will the program change?

Ms. O’Neill said, “We anticipate that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.”

She observed that the “dual couch conversations” — featuring the couple together answering questions from a producer off camera — “are not anticipated.”

Noting the number of divorces that affect children in the United States, Ms. O’Neill said, “It’s not lost on us.”
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This young lady is clawing her way up the career ladder and watch out below, she doesn't care what tiny fingers she steps on!

Mark said...

Looking back over some of the videos, that "last family picture" they took at the tups birthday party was total drudgery for poor Mady.

She was in the middle of the group, Kate on one end, Jon on the other.

Boy, didn't she jump up and scoot off just as soon as the shot was taken.

She knew the picture of that beautiful family at that lovely birthday party was a total train wreck.

It wasn't lost on Kate, either, but she laughed as Mady stormed off.

Poor kids!

Its still over said...

Keep the heat on the Cleveland Woman's Health Expo.
They cannot keep ignoring public outcry... if they do, perhaps they will pay attention to getting picketed. I do not buy their drivel about how lovely Kate is.
Are they on the same plant as the rest of us?
I want to know who is running this Expo, the head person, not some sympathetic secretary who answers the phone.

FED UP said...

Sorry posters but I just got home from out of town so I have not yet read the million of posts on this blog site so pardon me if I repeat.

WAS IT WORTH IT JON AND KATE?????
Dumb Ass's

Bad Jon said...

My take of Jon and Kate is this.
Kate pushed and pushed Jon to the edge and it appears that he doesn't even like her. But I blame Jon for not ever standing up and being a little puppy dog. He should've stood up years ago and voiced his dismay like a grown up.See what happens when you keep in all in? COWARD...

JFaye said...

I don't think they want to duke it out in court because Kate is cheap. She wouldn't want the lawyers coming out with all the money.

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Kate may be cheap but she also wants everything her way. This will turn into one ugly divorce unless Jon rolls over and lets her have her way about everything. Despite their apparent history, I don't see that happening. I look for a protracted, ugly, public mess to play out in the media unless the court enters a gag order. We'll see how the lawyers, publicists, media, etc. carry on.

I'm sure the lawyers will more than earn their money, especially Kate's. She is the kind of client I charged premiums to for the 'difficulty' aspect alone.

Just who is Eileen O'Neill? said...

Eileen O’NeillPresident and GM
TLC

Eileen O'Neill leads all key business functions at TLC, including development, programming, production, digital media, marketing, research and communications. She works in partnership with ad sales and affiliate sales to generate revenue and increase the value of the TLC brand.

Before assuming responsibility for TLC in July 2008, O'Neill served as president and general manager of Planet Green, the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. She is credited with launching the network from the ground up in less than 12 months, and with more than 250 hours of all-original programming. She drew an authoritative and diverse group of celebrities and personalities including Adrian Grenier, Tom Bergeron, Emeril Lagasse, Maria Menounos, Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodruff to share their passion for the planet through a host of entertaining series and specials.

O'Neill also previously served as executive vice president and general manager of Discovery Health Channel. In 2007, she simultaneously ran Discovery Health and TLC on an interim basis during a period of management transition at TLC.

Under O'Neill, Discovery Health earned record ratings in all day-parts, including the strongest delivery ever during August 2005. Standout shows developed under her leadership include MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS, DR. G MEDICAL EXAMINER and JON & KATE PLUS 8, now the top-rated series on TLC.

Prior to joining Discovery Health, O'Neill was director of scheduling for Travel Channel, and earlier she served as director of business affairs, responsible for all contract negotiations concerning co-productions, commissioned programming and original work for Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet.

O'Neill describes herself as "homegrown talent," having started at Discovery Communications as an unpaid intern while earning a graduate degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Having successfully developed a programming library that earned the respect of her professional mentors, she was hired by DCI's networks operation department immediately upon graduation.

TLC Says... said...

TLC President Talks About ‘Jon & Kate’
By Brian Stelter
Jon and Kate Gosselin are separating, but the show will still be named “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” Eileen O’Neill, the president of TLC, says there are no plans to change the title.

In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Ms. O’Neill addressed the network’s decision to put the program on hiatus for six weeks after Monday’s announcement that the couple would begin divorce proceedings.

“It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” she said, acknowledging the record-breaking audience of 10.6 million viewers on Monday, “but it really made sense so that everyone could adjust to the new circumstances.”

Ms. O’Neill said she could not comment on when she learned that the couple was splitting up.

“Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement, we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”

Next Monday, a retrospective of the program will be shown. She said it would allow people to “catch up and remind themselves how this story really grew.”

TLC says the show will return from its break on Aug. 3. Asked whether there was a chance it could be postponed further, Ms. O’Neill said she was “very confident” in the date.

Asked whether the show could be canceled, she said, “That’s not in anyone’s mind.”

Ms. O’Neill said she did not have a “hard date” for when the Gosselins plan to resume filming the series.

When Ms. O’Neill moved to TLC about 11 months ago, she was given the task of turning around the ailing channel. By all accounts, she has done so quite successfully; in May, the channel was up 24 percent in total viewers compared with the same month last year.

Ms. O’Neill is credited with discovering the Gosselins when she worked at the Discovery Health Channel, so I wondered whether Ms. O’Neill had felt personally affected by the at-times-heartbreaking documentary of a fractured family.

“You can’t help but become invested in people that you’ve worked with for several years,” she said, calling the Gosselins “wonderful children and really smart parents.”

“It certainly has an impact on you,” she said.

It is unclear when Mr. and Ms. Gosselin informed their eight children about the separation. But one thing is clear: cameras were not present.

“We did not document family conversations,” Ms. O’Neill said, adding: “As they’ve said all along, certain matters are private, and we’ve respected that.”

With Mr. and Ms. Gosselin taking turns raising the children, how will the program change?

Ms. O’Neill said, “We anticipate that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.”

She observed that the “dual couch conversations” — featuring the couple together answering questions from a producer off camera — “are not anticipated.”

Noting the number of divorces that affect children in the United States, Ms. O’Neill said, “It’s not lost on us.”

Just Who Is Eileen O'Neill said...

I am guessing Eileen thinks the Gosselin kids have an excellent workplace. See Below:


Eileen O'Neill is a Board Member of The Alliance for Workplace Excellence:

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The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping companies in the greater Washington, D.C., area become great places to work. We believe companies with excellent workplaces enjoy competitive advantages in attracting and retaining top talent, generating community support and making efficient use of resources. We believe great workplaces improve a community's quality of life and economic strength. We're committed to making greater Washington nationally recognized as an excellent place to live and work. We offer member firms a portfolio of products and services, including educational programs, information resources, consulting, mentoring, networking and annual awards. Our member firms are big and small, private and public, government and non-profit. An excellent workplace has strong programs that support employees, their communities, and the environment. Examples of excellence practices include:รข€¢ Health and wellness programs

Dancing In The Dark said...

Does anybody know if Eileen O'Neill has children of her own?

Whether she does or not, can she not SEE what TLC is doing to these kids?

More About Eileen O'Neill said...

Dancing In The Dark said...
Does anybody know if Eileen O'Neill has children of her own?

Whether she does or not, can she not SEE what TLC is doing to these kids?
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There are so many hundreds/thousands of comments now on GWoP that it can take all day to read them, but there's another topic here, maybe the first few on the main page (most current) where somebody answered about Ms. O'Neill and other people (her associates) to write to...maybe the poster's name was TLC Doesn't Do Anything for Kids, or something like that...long username. Look for it, because the poster talked about her background (poster was former TLC employee) and I think it said that O'Neill has a stay-at-home partner and, indeed, kids of her own. Just keep scrolling!

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