Monday June 22 - The Big Announcement Speculation

To centralize the discussion, here's a spot. We'll have an official episode post on Monday afternoon.

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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sista #2 said...

It's probably about giving the dogs away.


peace
#2

JAnice in NC said...

Don't watch! I'm sure it's TLC's fake hype. There will be no big announcement. Please don't watch and let the ratings continue to DIVE!!! Bye bye, Hate!

4thekids said...

They're separating -- not divorcing. Either that or they're finally announcing that darn trip they've been planning for by getting passports.

Whatever this announcement turns out to be, I'll find out via the internet. Won't be watching!

Slap Me Kate said...

Most people think that they are going to announce the divorce. I think it's that they are going on a family trip to Korea, to work on things. I bet that is where they will find each other again, and then they will write another book about it. Blech.... attention whores.

Laura K. said...

Wow usually when I visit here there's hundreds of comments already!

Anyway I hope the announcement is they are quitting the show to focus on their marriage and kids.. I actually don't hope it's divorce because kids deserve 2 loving parents. I hope no matter what, counseling is involved. THEY NEED IT!

ep said...

Kate will be the next Bachelorette!

KidsRthePriority said...

I'm guessing this is when they'll address the marriage "problems." If I were to believe anything said on that program, I mean not that there have been any lies told before this episode.

The only thing I want to hear is that the kids are off the show. Nothing else. And I'll choose to "hear" it by reading it here. Because I, like all of you, realize that this is simply a ploy to increase the plummenting ratings. I'm praying, for the kids' sakes, that it doesn't work...

The Kids' Hearts Are Hurting said...

Who cares? Guaranteed it will not have the best interests of the kids in mind.

kalbi said...

long time lurker, first time poster. i would be completely shocked if the alleged "big announcement" has anything to do with their marital issues/status or their desire to continue or not continue with their show.

it's just another ploy to boost their sunken ratings. the "big announcement" will be probably something so lackluster, such as other posters have already stated, a family trip to korea or something.

one thing for sure, i will not be watching next Monday.

Missy said...

I am proud to say that I have NOT watched a SINGLE episode at all of the new season. And I don't miss it one bit. I DO KNOW - that you all could skip this "big announcement" episode too. IF you have to watch to see what the big news is, just tune into the last 10 minutes!

Angie said...

I would like to believe that it's an announcement that they're ending the show. But I don't think Kate will ever quit the show, I think it will have to get canceled.

I waver between thinking they're going to announce their divorce, and thinking that TLC just wants us to think they're announcing the divorce and instead they'll announce they're going to do counseling (which I think will be fake and used only as a last ditch effort to get America back on their side again) and then they will do several weeks of fake counseling before eventually getting a divorce.

erica mac said...

Hmmm... another ploy to get back the ratings from the first episode of the season. Touche, TLC, touche. Unfortunately for you, I will not fall for another of your huge lies and manipulation of the truth. You are exploiting 8 kids. The End! Everyone already knows that Jon and Kate are NOT a couple anymore!!! This is not a shocking announcement to anyone with the internet or working eyeballs in the grocery store check out line. The Kate Gosselin media monster is so far out of control that she will do anything to stay in the spot light and get ratings. It's really sad and pathetic.

I will continue to NOT watch. It's really liberating to quit a show that is not only boring, but was making me angry. Kate infuriates me and I just feel so much better knowing that I personally will not contribute to ridiculously undeserved empire.

I can't wait for the other shoe to drop, and it will. Whether the show gets shut down due to the investigation, whether Jon finally mans up and gets custody, or whether she has a nervous breakdown and has to be put in the loony bin (crossing my fingers for that one) something is going to happen, and when it does, I will be thrilled.

I actually wonder if I ever were to see her in person, what would I do? Would I shout "Child Exploiter!" like a crazy person? You know, I just might...

jerricabenton said...

D I V O R C E spells R A T I N G S

GrabberG said...

My first inclination when seeing the commercial was that they're going to announce their divorce. What I actually hope that they'll announce is that they're stopping filming and cutting off the show at this point so that the family can actually begin to deal with their problems. Then I saw another commercial about Monday's episode in which the kids are getting some play houses, so I doubt that the show is stopping. It's so pathetic and sad. If the show stopped this instant, they wouldn't be able to continue paying the mortgage on their million dollar estate, they wouldn't get free clothes (what's the point of Gymboree giving free clothes if they're not being shown on television?), and a host of other suppliers will stop providing things for the same reason. It seems that Kate is so deep into the lifestyle she's created that she will not stop and will continue to rationalize this insanity until she's forced to stop. Honestly, if they do divorce, I don't understand how TLC could spin it so that the show continues. The producers already have to take measures to hide the size and opulence of the new house to maintain the "we're an everyday family" facade, the nannies and housekeepers, and the other aspects of their new lives that make this family completely different than a typical family. Adding a divorce into the mix will crash the show.

I hope this announcement is something concrete and not just some sound byte garbage like, "we will continue to try to work through our problems in private..."

konspiracytheory said...

My prediction:

They're headed for therapy. Not because they are interested in saving the marriage - simply to give the sheeple hope and keep the gravy train chuggin' along.

Ape said...

Ratings dropped? Lets add some sad music to a scripted voice-over. VOILA! People will be interested again.
Sickening..

Lisa said...

I think it will be that they've separated, although may still be living in the same house.

Qwerty said...

Is kate getting a haircut?!?! Oh I hope she's getting a haircut!!!

La La La Leah said...

OOOOOO! Saw the episode teaser on another site... Its probably going to be something stupid... Just like last seasons last episode. But If I have to guess it will be either about Jon moving out to his condo in Utah or Kate getting a new hair cut.... She is so lame...

mommyoftwo said...

I agree. I think all this bull is to boost the ratings which continue to drop. If they announce that they are separating, I will throw up! What kind of people would do that? The same kind of people who give exclusive interviews about their crumbling marriage while continuing to "protect" their children from the media. Grrrrrrrr.

mchavea said...

not watchin' it. i will not be a sucker and fall for this so called "announcement". i quit watching once i saw how unrealistic this show has become with the house and free trips. not sure what people see in this show anymore. if i want to watch rich people, i'll just watch the Kardashians. At least they know how to be rich.

Save The Kids said...

Jon doesn't want to give up that HUGE house.

The announcement will be: Jon is quitting the show. That's it. That's all.

nomorekonartists said...

I really think that this is a last ditch effort by TLC and Kon to boost ratings. I think we will hear again that they are having marital problems (SURPRISE!) and that they have separated-although not legally. I also think that for TLC and Kate the show must go on at any cost. This is not how I feel personally just my perception of how they feel.

ROFL said...

I could care less.
I won't be watching.

Annies said...

Separation. LOL-you can tell that already happened awhile back. There is no Legal separation in the State of PA.. You can do what they call a separation agreement that deals with property issues and the like. My hubby's with his ex dealt with property, who sees kids and when of course this is temporary until the divorce. Could be divorce who knows???

Naj said...

Kate will take up the veil and move to Calcutta to become the second Mother Tereasa.

Jon will head west on his bike with a film crew to discover himself a al Charles Karault (sp)

The kids will be auctioned off on Ebay.

Proceeds going to the TLC Legal Defense fund.

The dogs will be left with the house and staff.

Canadian Mom said...

Kate Gosselin has been CANCELLED at the Toronto Healthy Kids Expo. I just got an e-mail from them saying they have a NEW line-up of speakers.

YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all that helped e-mail them with me!

realmommyof5 said...

just saw the preview for Monday's show- WOW! TLC realizes the only way to keep their ratings up is KEEP THE TRAINWRECK GOING! I bet the ratings go up & they announce they are going to "counseling" DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW-they're counting on your viewership-have some self control people-stay away!

sick of their crap said...

Please, I am so sick of these two. How convenient that the ratings are steadily going down and now they decide to try to bring them back up by making an "announcement" about their future. Both of them are scam artists and I don't feel sorry for either one.

Jon doesn't give a crap about those kids because if he did, he wouldn't keep saying watch the show or make this so called announcement on tv, instead of making a joint statement through their reps.

RememberMe said...

Someone on another thread said that if it really was a big announcement that it would have been leaked already. Um, every magazine in the nation has reported that they're separated except for People. And Kate admitted there that they might get divorced. If you think about it, all of the episodes that have been shown so far (excluding the tups birthday) were shot before everything broke in the tabloids. The Emeril episode was taped before the last Season 4 episode aired. The tup birthday party and OCC episode were filmed the week that all of the tabloid stuff really exploded. When they taped the OCC episode, TLC still wasn't sure how they were going to handle it. So, that was most likely the last episode taped where they were "pretending". Season 5 was going to be all "pretend" but then the tabloid stuff broke. So they quickly got together a tup birthday episode where they acknowledged the problems. Then they had all those old episodes in the can. They included comments which eluded to the problems which probably were previously planned to be edited out and they did separate couch interviews. So, now the OCC episode has aired. All of the future episodes (North Carolina, etc) that are already taped were taped after TLC decided to acknowledge the problems and show the separation. So, the big announcement will be that they're separated and divorcing or they're separated and going to counseling. But, either way, next week is the perfect week to announce it b/c all of the episodes taped since will show the separation rather than trying to hide it.

That's all speculation on my part, but it seems to make sense with the timeline.

Of course, some people said they saw the Crooked Houses in the OCC episode and the episode which shows those hasn't aired yet. We know that they've shown episodes out of order before) But, maybe Jon wasn't there for that and they were going to explain it away again (maybe his mom hurt her other foot) but since deciding to go public with the separation they can re-edit it with the real explanation of why he (or Kate) wasn't there.

Gretchen said...

I know I am probably a fool, but it all does make me sad for them. Sure, Kate is a power-hungry control freak, but something made her that way. And yes, Jon is a child in a man's body who wants a mommy rather than a wife. Then those beautiful children who will be forever burdened with thinking that they may have been the cause...you know how kids think. I haven't watch any of this season b/c we got rid of cable, but I do watch the storylines. I HOPE they decide to at least put the show on hold to put their lives back together. People can change if they want to!

ImFrancie said...

The ad said something about "bringing peace." Maybe they are going to Korea after all! Yep, just one look at those cute Korean-American kids and I'll bet the North Koreans will simply melt with ooey-gooey goodness.

Kate, er, notsomuch.

That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it.

minnow said...

The show will begin with Kate talking about the "good (the kids, the bad (jon), and the ugly (kate)." they will dance around the topic of Jon's disappearing act. They will end the episode with Kate giving Jon one final BITCH SLAP across the face. Then cut to the following week's preview called, "Kate Kate Kate!"

all joking aside, Jon did say something right.. the kids will grow up and google their parents and they'll find all this garbage on the both of them and realize how NOT NORMAL their lives have been. then they'll think, where's all the money I earned as a toddler?!

What's more degrading is that they are using their marital problems for ratings and money... first they put a price tag on each one of their kids' heads... now they put a price on their own marriage.

Really, Kate? Is this what you had planned for your life and your family?

redrivergrl said...

All I want to hear is that they are taking the kids off the show. Let Jon and Kate go down in flames for all I care. I used to want them to quit a long time ago as it had gotten uncomfortable to watch Kate belittle everyone, threaten to throw Collins buddy away because he chewed gum, and fly off the handle over a coupon or someone walking in with their shoes on! The only thing attractive about this family is the kids. Kate and Jon put their wants and needs above everything else and this is what they have in the end result. Anyone who is still buying their book, her cookbook, or booking them for speaking engagements should be ashamed and shot. These people aren't a beacon for enything except disaster.

Get Rid of Kate for Good said...

I won't watch.

My hope is that these two blockheads are getting a divorce, that Jon will be custodial parent of all the kids and keep the house, the dogs. I hope a court-appointed guardian is appointed to look after all the kids' money.

My hope for Hate is that she and Mr. Gray do their kissing somewhere where no one, especially the kids, will have to see it. If he wants that rat's ass wearing, mean-spirited, mean-faced bitch, let him have her. She'll chew him up and spit him out quickly and move on.

I just want the children to have lives off camera. Even want Jon to have some nice woman who loves him and loves the kids and the dogs in his life.

Is is possible that they will announce this? No, they'll have to drag the witch off TV, kicking and screaming and quoting Bible passages. Unfortunately, she'll try to drag others down to hell with her.

PatK said...

I'm going to go with these two:

1. Jon will no longer be on the show; or

2. The separation.

I seriously doubt the announcement has anything to do with the dogs.

RememberMe said...

Is kate getting a haircut?!?! Oh I hope she's getting a haircut!!!

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LMAO!!! She did get rid of the stripes this week!

Real Deal said...

It will be an announcement that only Kate and the kids will be on the show from now on.

Misty said...

I was going to say Jon is quitting the show as well. The way he is not in the voice over, the way he is in the back of the commercial in all the shots, he almost blurry and in the background not looking at the camera. It is going to become Kate's talk-show in a way. I think that is it - Jon will no longer be on the show.

Beana said...

Such a ratings ploy. I hope it backfires on TLC. My speculation would be that they are going in for counseling (so they can continue the show). More like KONseling.

just wondering said...

They will play this out to the freaking bitter end. They will take their lavishly expensive trip to Korea, Jon will leave the show, and in the last episode Kate will be hauled off to a celebrity asylum a la Gloria Swanson.

But I don't care anymore. I'm watching The Closer.

Nellie's Mom said...

I figured it out...

Mady has found herself a lawyer and working on the emancipation paperwork.

Cara has decided to become a professional snowboarder and is moving to Utah. Without her dad.

The six are staging their very own version of the Lord of the Flies at the McMansion.

And our lovely (yuck) Kate has been committed to a mental health facility close to home in Wernersville. TLC producers told her it was a spa and she jumped at the chance to be in a spa 24/7.

Jon will be spending the next fifty years wandering PA trying to figure out where he went wrong.

In any case, I'm not watching.

natnatsn said...

Do you think it's them going overseas? I thought I heard of that happening this season.

RememberMe said...

Now that I think about that. Whatever the announcement is, it'll probably be spliced in with the crooked houses. Like the tups birthday. Now we're having marital problems. now we're singing happy birthday. now we're having marital problems. now we're busting the pinata.

now we're getting divorced. now we're assembling a playhouse. now we're getting divorced. now we're modeling bad behavior for our kids in a playhouse. etc.

Dream On said...

I believe the big announcement will be this:

Jon & Kate wake up and realize it is all a bad dream and have NO children.

Carol said...

Qwerty said -
Is kate getting a haircut?!?! Oh I hope she's getting a haircut!!!

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thanks for that laugh, I just about lost a mouthful of food with that one! Ooohhh we can only hope!

rachel said...

I'm wondering if they were having problems WAY BACK WHEN they moved into the house? Do you remember how Kate made SUCH a big deal about the kids NEVER, EVER entering her bedroom? Do you think it was to "fool" the kids into thinking Jon was sleeping there when in reality he's sleeping in the apartment over the garage (or basement, or wherever)?

I'm betting the announcement is that they are officially separated, but Jon is on the premises (but not bedroom) to be close to the kids, esp. when Kate travels (and then maybe he's allowed to sleep in the house.) I bet they try counseling and let TLC film it. How else can they milk this cow?

Jon minus Kate/why r they still 2gether? said...

ep- Kate- the next Bachelerette-
Best post I read today!!

Mir said...

I'm gonna go with separation. I really hope they say that this is their last season.

Does anyone know what happened to their "closest friends" Beth and Bob? Yes, yes, guilty of watching it....right now.

Anne with a E said...

I too am curious about The Big Announcement. I hope that they don't include us about counseling if that is what it may be. That should be private. Guess what? When I went through my marital woes it wasn't publicized. That is the way that I want it. So much has been revealed that they (Jon and Kate) belong on the Jerry Springer Show.

Danielle said...

Kate says that her and husband are going to make an big announcement. She says, “Recently we’ve made some life-changing decisions. Decisions that will affect every member of our family. Ones that we hope will bring each of us some peace.”

Will ANYTHING bring peace to them??

LivinNearTheGosselins said...

Save The Kids said...
Jon doesn't want to give up that HUGE house.

The announcement will be: Jon is quitting the show. That's it. That's all.

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I couldn't agree more. The announcement is going to be that Jon is leaving the show. They will not concede and say that their marriage has failed.

Word of advice to Kate, the grass doesn't get much greener.

Team Plus 8 said...

The big announcement is that the family has outgrown that tiny house. Jon and Kate need to buy two houses to make room for everyone. ;)

MAKE HER GO AWAY said...

I've read that there is speculation they're (kate & the kids with or without Jon)moving south to a warmer state like Florida.

Whatever it is, it's all for ratings & money. Kate doesn't consider what's best for those innocent kids EVER!

On a side note..... is it true that Kate is really coming out with a perfume & children's clothing line???

AnotherLisa said...

ep said...

"Kate will be the next Bachelorette!"
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This is precious!!!

Teen said...

I really think that Jon will be quiting the show. Divorce or seperation...I don't think so because how could that bring peace to the children?

The Other Laurie said...

It's got to be about them going to Korea. How can they justify that trip if they announce that they are separating or divorcing....it just makes sense to me that they are going to go back to trace Jane's roots and work on their marriage. How else would they be able to justify the trip and the pretense of being a "happy" family. JMHO.

nanb said...

Radar online claims they are announcing the divorce, they claim to have sources

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/radaronlinecom-exclusive-jon-kate-announce-divorce

Ms.Peach said...

RAdaronline just released:

It’s official. Jon and Kate Gosselin will announce on Monday that they are divorcing, a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

The source says that Kate recently met with a divorce lawyer. Another source told RadarOnline.com that the couple had previously agreed to separate by July 15.

But that timetable has now been pushed forward.

TLC released video earlier Thursday teasing that a major announcement was coming. And while many have speculated that it centered on the couple splitting up, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that the marriage is over and Jon will file divorce papers next week.

The stars of Jon & Kate Plus 8 have unwittingly used reality television to broadcast the reality of an unraveling marriage. And they’ve done it to record ratings this season as media frenzy around the battling couple has grown in recent weeks, including this past weekend when Jon and Kate spent their 10th wedding anniversary apart.

Jon and Kate were photographed together Wednesday for the first time in a while.

But they have been talking divorce for quite some time, the source told RadarOnline.com, and the decision was recently finalized to announce it.

After being caught with Deanna Hummel, Jon was then spotted with Hailey Glassman, the daughter of Kate’s plastic surgeon. Sources have told RadarOnline.com that their relationship is ongoing.

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No reason to watch now. Unfortunately, Kate will keep the show going, I fear.

Kittycat said...

ep said...

Kate will be the next batchelorette!!


Now that is just so funny!!!!

Another cross-over show!!

Still laughing...I needed that one!

Amy said...

I thought they were getting their Crooked Houses on Monday...you know the ones that aired on last week's episode? I love how they are filming out of sequence.

Newguy said...

Jon leaving the show makes perfect sense. That is why he did not go on vacation with the family or participate in the anniversary filming.

Aallissa said...

ep said...
Kate will be the next Bachelorette!

6/18/2009 1:31 PM


LMAO! This is it!!!!

Ms.Peach said...

In regard to the divorce announcement: Is this why the Silver Fox has not been around? It's easy to connect the dots. Man, I feel bad for Steve's wife.

Danielle said...

Teen said...
I really think that Jon will be quiting the show. Divorce or seperation...I don't think so because how could that bring peace to the children?
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Kate only thinks about KATE!! So, yes, divorce will give HER peace. She could care less about the kids.

enoughalready said...

I believe they are going to officially declare the divorce and announce the new spin off show called "Kate Plus 8 on a Date."

Sal said...

The divorce announcement will:
Give Kate peace because Steve will then move in.

Give Jon peace because he will no longer have to deal with Kate on a daily basis.

Take peace away from 8 innocent children (for the rest of their lives) who will forever wonder if perhaps they were the cause of their parents split.

Who wins? TLC, who will get their money no matter what happens to this family.

Ella, Texas said...

Wait and see, they are going to addopt another baby!

blamingoftheshrew said...

I will continue to not watch this garbage!

I think the big announcement is that Kate will be attending a support group entitled, "Shrews Anonymous", where they harass each other to death! Then, they will feed the dead beaver on her head to the winner!

Momof2 said...

I think Jon is going to have to sue her for divorce...maybe TLC compromised and let him out of being filmed but she is NOT going to let him out of the marriage for fear of losing the show and revealing what a sham it really is. She is hanging onto this gravy train with tooth and nail. I wouldn't believe anything they "announce"...it's all for ratings and to line Kate's pockets. Hitting Leah was the final nail in the coffin for me.

HW said...

If they are announcing their divorce, it makes me sick that Kate claims this will bring their family peace. How can divorce bring those young children peace.

Remember Kate? Those vows you took on the beach in Hawaii were to remind your children that you'd be together forever.

I bet Mady calls her mother on this one...hope so anyway.

Why Kate Why said...

IMO, Kate is the one who wanted out. She is dressing like a flirty teenager. Kate found another victim, er man. Jon looks depressed, heavy, and sad. Kate doesn't seem sad or depressed at all. As her history repeats, she is moving on to another man. Will Kate ever be happy with what she has??

monica in pa said...

I thought it was gonna be the separation and/or counceling.

BUT, if Radaronline is to be trusted and it is a divorce, then why is Jon the one filing? Does this make a difference with the court? Could someone with any knowledge of family law help out here? Will this somehow help her in court? We all know she wouldn't let it go down this way unless there was a benefit to her. She isn't happy unless Jon is the villain and she the victim.

nomorekonartists said...

I just wanted to say this. No matter how much I dislike what Jon and Kate have done by exploiting their children and by putting their marriage in such a precarious situation, I think it is incredibly unfortunate that they will possibly be announcing a divorce. I don't feel empathy for either Jon nor Kate but rather for the children. Those poor kids are going to be dragged through more mud if and when these folks divorce. I have a feeling that they will have to constantly deal with feuding parents in their lives, and this will never end. Such a terrible and unfortunate situation.

Steph said...

Whatever the announcement is you know the ratings will be high. Nothing like less than 3 million viwers for an episode to get TLC all freaked out!

Speaking of ratings I would love to know the ratings for 18 Kids and Counting. As much as I hate the Duggars (although not as much as Kate!) I would be laughing my ass off if they took over as the #1 show over the Gosselins! LOL!

Aunt Chris said...

"On a side note..... is it true that Kate is really coming out with a perfume & children's clothing line???"

Who wants to smell like a bitch?

Megan said...

A side note:

During this whole charade the last few months (esp. the last few weeks), J & K were always seen wearing their wedding rings. This REALLY bothers me. Just another lie.

I'm getting married in 6 weeks and I (like all of you fellow readers I'm sure) consider it as a huge deal that is not undertaken lightly. That ring means something (or at least it's supposed to). It just makes me sick that they make a mockery of their marriage, their lives, their kids' lives.

Disgusting liars. TLC shame on you for supporting this.

chesterctymom said...

My guess is that Rabbi Shmuley (another TLC money maker) will move into the guest house to do 'hands on marriage counseling':

"Need to find order and peace in your family life? Apply to Shalom in the Home and you may just get a visit from Shmuley himself!"


There is too much money invested in Kon for TLC to simply walk away, not too mention Kon's own greed.

Good-wife-and-mom said...

I bet it's about Jon moving out and not doing the show anymore and how he's still going to be part of the kids lives just off camera.
Even though Kate and TLC think that their viewers are morons it can't possibly be about them announcing they're separated it's been quite obvious for a long time now. I just watched the episode the other day when they took the tups to the doctor and Kate stated that the kids were 4 1/2 and it was also stated before that they've been having problems for the last 6 months. In that episode they claim to have too hectic of schedule to conduct their interview session together but my guess is that was when Kate told Jon that it was over. They were too pissed at each other to be together for an interview just like now. They both were making comments about how it was nice that the other wasn't there!
One can only hope that the announcement is about this being their last season because not only does Jon seek privacy for himself but for his children as well!
But there is a good chance that it's something ridiculous like an all expense paid trip for Jon and Kate to go to some lavish resort (with their not so secret lovers secretly in tow) to rekindle the romance while the kids are being sent to summer boot camp to learn some manners and or how to act happy!

Shannon said...

Hmmmmm.....

First they had a "big announcement" to announce Jon didn't want to do the show anymore. Then he came back. Highest ratings of the show at the time.

Then, wow! Jon came back. But wait! They have another big announcement! Look at their marriage falling apart, but oh wait, they are still pretending they are married and the kids are happy. Highest ratings on TCL ever!

Lordy Be, now they are having another special! Who knows what it is. We know it ain't a divorce or canceling the show because there is no way either one of these freeloaders will give up the gravy train.

Let's set another record for Jon and Kate, okay? Lowest ratings of the show ever! Who's with me?

The timing of this announcement makes me think the ratings for this season must really, really stink if they are so desperate to have an announcement every month. And two, it's all a hurried excuse at damage control of Kate's hand to poor Leah's or whoever's behind.

Whatever "news" they will be providing will not be anything worth watching. Please do these children a favor and don't turn in!

AndiMominIL said...

I agree - I think it's probably fake hype - they're going to announce what we already suspect - Jon moved out (but just for a while, to leave us hanging).

I'm not positive, but it looks to me like in the spanking incident photos that Kate was still wearing her wedding ring. If that's the case, I can't see a divorce annoucement coming that fast.

SADEY said...

It really makes me sad that these children will have to live through a life change experience for all the world to see. I stopped watching the show way back and do visit this website hoping to hear that maybe the show has been cancelled. As I sit here and type out my thoughts I can't believe that noone or any group of child advocates have come to the rescue of these children. Their mother is all about living the glamorous life and their father is consumed in his own misery. I really thought Jon would be a man and say enough already not only for himself but including his children.
Jon does love maintaining that lifestyle. Even if it comes before the emotional stability of his children. You do have a say!!!!Wow TLC you have sunk to your lowest level now I truely see that you can gave a rat's ass about this family...You found a mother who sold her and her childrens souls for the price of good ratings. Your no family channel...I'll continue spreading the word to all who will listen..DON'T WATCH TLC BOYCOT THEM. OTHER MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHANNELS ARE OUT THERE WHO DON'T EXPLOIT CHILDREN.. People don't watch on Monday do it for the children. TLC sees their losing alot of viewers and again like the season premier their trying to vamp up ratings. Guess what as soon as the episode airs you will know what all the buzz is by reading the tabloids or internet sites. Noone is perfect I know that,
but a mother who can't see all the damage she is doing to her own
children speaks volumes of her own
character. DON'T WATCH TLC DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN...

wramblinwreck said...

Nellie's Mom said...
"The six are staging their very own version of the Lord of the Flies at the McMansion."

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The twins are the "biguns" and the tups the "littluns." Shoka and Nola are their guardians, and Mady is their leader as they stage a takeover of the McMansion, driving out the film crew, bodyguards, not-nannies and assorted help, and reclaiming their home for themselves. Jon's OCC bike is shoved into the pool, his sportscar vandalized. They post a sign on the gate: "No More Exploitation." Go Gosselin 8!

Goldengirl said...

Either that or they're finally announcing that darn trip they've been planning for by getting passports.

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OMG! I forgot about that. You're probably right. After all, how are they going to fill up all those episodes?

OriginalThoughts said...

Someone mentioned most people wanting a divorce to be over with asap, but I live in PA and its just not as easy as that. Counciling is also offered in PA.
I have a basic divorce...just arguing over support and retirement issues and I was told it would be a minimum of 6 months before completed.
With all the things they will have to divide up, prove and custody alone, may take a long time.

ihatethisshow said...

these two parents have not spoken one positive kind word to each other in MONTHS. i am quite confident an overseas trip was in the works; but since they love 'celebrity', they ironically got outed by it-and there is NO WAY they can present themselves as a happy family--the jig is up. TLC is going to snatch every last cent it can get out of these people before the show goes down in flames (which it is). you can't have a show about a busy couple with multiples if they are no longer married--so, no more show. if TLC likes, they can continue with Kate alone--that is what she wants anyway. good luck with that one! most viewers only want to see her fail! let's hope that legislation is enacted so future kiddies can't be exploited. whether the parents admit to it or not (and tlc), these kids have been damaged by the constant cameras in their lives. kate needs to start her new life with steve, and jon needs to nurture his kids--who would have thought HE would have been the better parent! the best thing viewers can do is write the sponsors of ALL exploitative shows. all viewers need to turn tlc off and spend that time with their own families!
i just cannot fathom a mother who would sell out her kid's well being for a dollar...even going to the point to delay their EDUCATION to further her own bank account. it has to be one of the most appalling examples of heartlessness I have ever encountered. I wish those kids all the best-we all should. and kate, you reap what you sow--and yours ain't gonna be pretty. one of these days you are going to see what all this cost you-there will be lots of weeping and gnashing of teeth......i pity kate gosselin.

mom of multiples said...

If it is a divorce that they are going to announce, then I'm so glad they went to Hawaii last year to renew their vows. That whole farce, along with telling the kids (and the viewers)OVER and OVER that they did this so that the kids knew that "mommy and daddy were going to be together forever". I am so tired of their lies. Like someone in a different post said, the things that come out of Kate's mouth sound so stupid in later episodes.

SaNdY said...

Just announced on Radar Online that Monday's announcement is a divorce...

so irritated said...

Oh no. If divorce is the big announcement then single mom Kate +8 is sure to follow. The sheeple will lap that up. Future promo?

"Strong, resilient Kate Gosselin remains the rock in her children's lives after their father decided to become a born again teenager. Watch how this uber-organized super mom raises her brood alone."

Bleech..... I see two more seasons of the show, and a faith-based book or two on surviving divorce. All of her current bad behavior will be blamed on the trauma Jon has put her through. Pack a lunch folks, she ain't going anywhere.

nanasez said...

RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that the marriage is over and Jon will file divorce papers next week.

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If this is true, they should both be smacked with a red spoon. How DARE they haul those children off to Hawaii, PROMISE THEM again and again that Mommy and Daddy will ALWAYS be together, SWEAR that divorce is not an option no matter how bad times might get...and then walk away from their marriage less than a year later without even TRYING to save it. They BOTH are selfish, prideful, childish asses thinking more about their own selves than about their children.

Shame, shame, shame on them. Freakin' liars.

Sheri said...

I actually don't hope it's divorce because kids deserve 2 loving parents

You can have 2 loving parents without them being married. My parents divorced when I was young and I think that was honestly best. Having 2 people in a miserable marriage doesn't make a better life for children, in fact it makes it harder.

I don't wish divorce on Jon & Kate, but I truly think they would be better off without each other, and then they can devote time to just their kids and it won't be time that involves them fighting or Kate belittling Jon all the time.

HATE TLC..... said...

oh my, i'm not easily shocked...but even THIS one shocked me...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/exclusive-jon-gosselin-loves-playing-hookahs

John caught outside his home smoking a ciggy!!!!
I am SHOCKED!!!!
He KNOWS he is being photographed - and he's been hiding the habit all this time?
This is crazy!

Also -- another reason I despise TLC.
We KNOW they are getting a divorce.
There -- that took 2 seconds.

So, why do they need an HOUR show?
To humiliate the children even further - SICKOS!!!!!
GRRRR>>>>I despise them so!

Stacey said...

It just bothers me to no end that these people are (possibly) using the show to announce their (possible) divorce. Have they learned nothing? How obtuse can two people be? Money can't buy happiness, no matter how hard Kate tries. Is there absolutely no one in her life to take her aside and say 'Kate, it's time to stop. For the children, please stop'? Or are all her 'friends' the show's paid employees? How sad of a life that must be... as much as a pain Kate can be, she is human and she does need real human contact and friendship. And those poor kids... I bet that you're going to see some of them internalize a lot of the pain from this divorce. If they don't act out now, wait until they're teenagers. They inevitable tell-all books will definitely be must-reads.

STLmom said...

My predication is counseling. It would fit the statement that “it will put everyone at ease” and it doesn’t start the downhill spiral of the show like the announcement of a divorce might do.

sbs in ny said...

FWIW:

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/06/report-jon-kate-to-announce-divorce.html

Danielle said...

Sheri said...
I don't wish divorce on Jon & Kate, but I truly think they would be better off without each other, and then they can devote time to just their kids and it won't be time that involves them fighting or Kate belittling Jon all the time.
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I agree, but the problem still remains of the time these children spend with Kate. They will still be subjected to her misplaced anger & remain living in that filming studio Kate calls a home!

theresa said...

Here's my thought... They will announce the divorce on tv so people will feel sorry for Kate and tlc will give her-her own show and the kids will be filmed at daddy's house on the weekend and mommy's house during the week. To bad we the x fans are one step ahead of tlc's thinking. This way they can justify WHY THEY WILL HAVE TWO SHOWS!!!

wramblinwreck said...

so irritated said...
"I see two more seasons of the show, and a faith-based book or two on surviving divorce. All of her current bad behavior will be blamed on the trauma Jon has put her through. Pack a lunch folks, she ain't going anywhere."

I agree, Kate will milk this for everything she can. She'll play the part of the brave single mother of multiples, deserted by her feckless, sorry excuse of a husband, to continue the show, get more book deals (at least a couple) and a made for TV movie to tell her sad story. She's not going away any time soon. And those poor, poor kids....

JenJoy said...

I hope it's not a trip to Korea, the tension is already bad enough over there. Like Qwerty I hope she get's a haircut.

SarahJ said...

I wonder what caused the change in episodes for next week. Last I saw the preview for this monday was going to be about the kids getting their "crooked houses." When did they decided to change it to this "big" announcement show?

readerlady said...

Just a thought on the passport thing - maybe they were getting them because Kate was scheduled to speak at the Healthy Kids Expo in Toronto (she's been dropped by the Expo sponsors - hallelujah!). A passport is required to enter Canada now and since it can take as long as 3 months to get your passport, maybe they just applied early. Just a thought, anyway.

Re the "big announcement". I truly hope that it isn't adopting a baby, as someone here speculated. What adoption agency in their right mind would allow this trainwreck to adopt a child? Even if it's a private adoption, doesn't the family have to pass muster? I think it's a combination of Jon quitting the show/they are separating, which really won't be news to any of us GWOPers.

Pattypanda said...

I'll join the club, not watching. I'll wait for the rehash here. Thanks monitors.

Canaan said...

Dumbasses. If they would have just givin up the show, they wouldn't have had to give up on 10 years of marriage and breaking an entire family apart.

My heart breaks for the kids. Imagine losing every family member in your life, and those who aren't family but "like" family. Having no friends. Only your parents. Then POOF - Daddy is gone most of the time. The camera's are instantly gone, and everything in their little lives are turned upside down. Everything they've ever known (camera men included) is gone. If the show didn't do enough damage, the end of the show and the parents marriage will concrete that damage.

Steph said...

TLC may want to consider never showing the Hawaii episodes again. You know, where Kate promised the kids that the parents would always be together? Ugh!

tallblonde said...

Prediction:

"Life Changing Decision".....Kate will announce from now on - she will....she promises.......

.....to part her hair on the right - no longer on the left.

Sorry TLC - fool me once, shame on you.....fool me twice - shame on me !!!

Danielle said...

SarahJ said...
I wonder what caused the change in episodes for next week. Last I saw the preview for this monday was going to be about the kids getting their "crooked houses." When did they decided to change it to this "big" announcement show?
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WaterGate...CrotchShotGate....Spankgate???

TUNDRA said...

I suspect Kate has a new man in her life to go with her new boobs, sunglass collection and perma-tan. Getting rid of Jon under the auspices of "moving on for the sake of the children" isn't so far fetched when you consider how little of Kate's old life (and her physical appearance) is left.

Takenin said...

I'm not at all surprised they are getting divorced. You can see the contempt in Jon's face whenever he looks at Kate and Kate will zing Jon every chance she gets. If TLC wants to air future episodes, considering the recent news and absence of Jon at the Konpound, this announcement was inevitable.

We've been wondering why Kate has always been on the phone? LAWYERS!

I'm just hoping that Jon has grown a couple and doesn't give in to Kate's every wish in the divorce. If Jon did get high price lawyers in New York, I really hope there are precise guidelines in place in regards to the children.

I am concerned for Cara and Mady and wouldn't be surprised if they wanted to live with Jon.

This whole thing just makes me sick.

wickedsmart said...

Here's my take.
We know Kate's been canned by the expo.
I bet they are not the only ones who pulled out on her.No one will hire her. She's way too " volatilish".
Now here's the kicker, she'll say SHE pulled out to stay home and SAVE her family.
That's the spin I'm betting on.

CarolFCC said...

TLC is definitely using all of the negative publicity about KON's marriage trouble to their advantage (not surprising); trying to lure viewers into watching Monday evening to save their floundering ratings. Yet another shining example of how these kids are NOT being exploited. (Yeah, right.)

Whether the show continues or not, whether their marriage continues or not, I sincerely hope Khate comes to her senses and sees the damage she has left in her wake by treating everyone around her like they are something she wants to scrape off the bottom of her shoe.

I'm glad I'll be out of town Monday, then I won't be tempted to add to their ratings by watching this train wreck. It'll be all over the news the next day anyway.

just wondering said...

SarahJ said...
I wonder what caused the change in episodes for next week. Last I saw the preview for this monday was going to be about the kids getting their "crooked houses." When did they decided to change it to this "big" announcement show?

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It's all about the ratings, Sarah..

Everyone knew the latest shows were bogus and the numbers were dropping. They had to do something to spice it up and stay relevent. Anything to keep the show going, don't ya know...

Momof2 said...

wickedsmart said...

Here's my take.
We know Kate's been canned by the expo.
I bet they are not the only ones who pulled out on her.No one will hire her. She's way too " volatilish".
Now here's the kicker, she'll say SHE pulled out to stay home and SAVE her family.
That's the spin I'm betting on.
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You are right! She's such a self righteous biotch.....maybe she'll find her long lost Christianity as well.

TUNDRA said...

In a promo for the E! special that airs tonight called Jon and Kate Separate Lives, someone claimed Jon wants the kids and the house. If true, sounds to me like TLC has no choice but to come clean with what's really going on with Jon and Kate: The party is over.

PaLisa said...

Qwerty said -
Is kate getting a haircut?!?! Oh I hope she's getting a haircut!!!

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thanks for that laugh, I just about lost a mouthful of food with that one! Ooohhh we can only hope!
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Oh I know what it is!!! Kate has decided to tell us that she bought new flesh colored undies for her next performance in the driveway!!!

Momof2 said...

The party is over.
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I can hear Steve Perry singing that in my head...that would make a GREAT theme song eh?

Commonsensical said...

I'm hoping that the announcement is that Kate is going to run with the bulls, swim with sharks, and wrestle alligators on upcoming shows. I can dream, can't I?

logical said...

I will not be sucered in again, no no no

PatK said...

Are there really enough sheeple out there for Kate to continue being a hot commodity? I just can't see it continuing after all of the recent b.s.

Shame on whomever keeps the Kate train rolling with shows, tours, clothing lines, etc. That woman has not worked for any of this. Nor has Jon. Enough is enough already.

Montana said...
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saratogachris said...

If they are going to announce a divorce, it will be the tackiest moment on TV EVER! What the hell is wrong with these two and their friends at TLC?

I posted awhile back about the vow renewal and the lie they told their kids about being together forever. Who really knows that? A relative married more than 20 years is divorcing... it happens. I think lying to your children is worse than spanking them. These poor kids...

AeroSpice said...

I just went to TLC's main website and voiced my opinion. If you scroll down to the very bottom in the very fine print..you'll find a link to Customer Service/Viewer Relations. Click on Viewer Relations in red. I sent them this email:


I'm appauled at how money hungry you are. Kate Gosselin is a total and utter fraud! How can you think it's OK to exploit these children? and YES it IS exploitation no matter how you spin it. I guarantee you none of you would want YOUR children's lives documented on TV, now would you? I've not watched this show in 2 years but can't help but hear what's going on with it. PLEASE SHUT THIS SHAM OF A SHOW DOWN!!!!!!! These children deserve much much better..and dont' give me the bullshit that it's to better their lives. Let the "parents" go get a real job and see what it's REALLY like. Where do they go from here you ask??? Hopefully to therapy and NOT have it televised. How inappropriate! I will not be watching ANYTHING on TLC or any of your affiliate channels. You sicken me to the core and you should be so very ashamed of yourself. Do your research on this woman. She's nothing but a power trippy woman who doesn't want to support her children herself and asking for hand out after hand out..hell they were doing it BEFORE the sextuplets were even born! Get a freakin grip TLC..show some class and get these children some help UNTELEVISED of course!!!
The jig is up and you're fooling less people than you think. Shame on you!

Yalie said...

Here is what I was thinking today after hearing about the "Big" announcement and the fact that a) it will take an entire episode to tell the world what the announcement is and b) Kate mentions that the decision will bring peace to EVERY member of their family.

What will bring peace to EVERY member of their family?

1. Well, their "family" is formed by Jon, Kate, and the 8 children (no extended family, of course)

2. Jon will get some peace if Kate is not nagging him anymore. Clue # 1: Jon & Kate separate.

3. Kate will get some peace if she is in the spotlight and cashes in the children's paychecks and deposits that money into HER account. Clue # 2: Kate continues with some sort of show.

4. The children will get some peace if they get a brand new set of parents. Clue # 3: This is never going to happen.

So, what could be the common ground so that EVERY member of their family gets some peace?

Beats me.

Conclusion: the "Big" announcement will end up being another lame excuse for continuing the show and they will claim that whatever it is, it really will bring peace to all of them.

It's called MARKETING. They just want viewers to tune in. Too many people's bank accounts at stake here. Those camera men need to feed their families, right? The Gosselins owe it to them, I am sure that will be the reasoning behind keeping the show alive, even if it is agonizing and asking for a decent death.

chesterctymom said...

Keep in mind just because they will be announcing divorce does not mean that they will go through with it. My money is still on Rabbi Shmuley!

They will never, ever stop on their own. Kon is a greed machine feeding a larger greed machine, TLC. Sadly, the Gosselin children are at the bottom of the food chain.

SIGH said...

Not sure if this has been posted or if i should post it here but...On TLC Website they have 13 pics of the new "crooked houses". And all look soooo darn happy!!!

ihatethisshow said...

SarahJ said...

I wonder what caused the change in episodes for next week. Last I saw the preview for this monday was going to be about the kids getting their "crooked houses." When did they decided to change it to this "big" announcement show?

all of their episodes 'in the can' (as kate likes to say), cannot be shone as reality, since the tabloids have outed jon and kate...there is no way they could show the crooked house episode, when all this crap has hit the fan...the REAL issues have to be addressed in the show. if kate had kept her mouth shut and her clothes on, the mags wouldn't be following her around like a dog in heat...the fraud could have continued, but kate got bit by the diva bug, and jon got caught with his pants down...
and btw, just why can't these two stupid parents have their kids play in the BACKYARD. it is so stupid, it looks like they have some sort of imaginary boundaries set up--they all stick so close together, it is like they never left their other house--utterly ridiculous!!
kate is a liar, simply put--at the first of this season, she says whoever is in the chair is in the chair....she has left a documentary to prove what a liar, bad mother and horrible wife that she is. she has to be one of the stupidest people on the planet. way to go kate!!! just when i think you have out-done youself once again, you prove me wrong!

TeamMady said...

ep said...
Kate will be the next Bachelorette!
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ick...the thought of this is so revolting, but I'm sure in a season or two *oops - I meant year or two - sorry kate - i know you don't live your life in seasons - gag* she would be willing.
i can't decide if i think it'll be a seperation/divorce announcement or the overseas trip that will rekindle their eternal love. probably whichever they think they can cash in on for the most $$$$$$$$$$

crabbygirl said...

If the big announcement ends up being a divorce I truly hope they do not film the part where they tell the kids.

26.2 miles to go said...

I don't expect it to be anything more than: we decide to do "only" two more seasons of the show... then yearly specials, blah blah.

Chris said...

I do not think they will announce divorce. Kate still needs to keep up her "devout christian" status and string this along for the ratings. They will announce seperation (maybe therapy as well). Then after a few months or more then they can annouce divorce. I'm sure they want a divorce but a quick divorce does not bring in ratings and a quick divorce without trying therapy would not make Kate look like a good christain who tried everything to save her marriage and family.

My guess is the announce a trial seperation/marriage therapy (even say some of the sessions will air...thus bringing in ratings, imagine how many would tune in if they saw a preview of Jon standing up to Kate in therapy about all her abuse, this also would have the kids taped less and keep that issue out of the limelight for a bit). I can't see them letting Jon stay in the house. My guess is they will admit to the garage apartment or say he is moving out. Kate can't sell cookbooks and give mommy talks if she isn't "living" in the same house with her kids.

Niki said...

My theory:

Jon has finally had enough is going to file for divorce and end the charade once and for all. He let TLC know between Monday and yesterday and told them he will file next week whether they like it or not...contract be damned. TLC was then forced to scramble to make the announcement on their show before it exploded all the over the media.

Based on promos from this past Monday's episode...they had not planned to do an episode like this. Something caught them by surprise.

Maybe that something was the plummeting ratings and they finally decided that honesty was the only way to get viewers watching again. They don't speak to each other so they can stop pretending all is well.

I think this is going to get very ugly.

sugarjay said...

Qwerty said -
Is kate getting a haircut?!?! Oh I hope she's getting a haircut!!!

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LOL

We have come to the decision....that....my hair, it's ridiculous. SO, therefore, I have decided to get it cut so it's not so floopy-ish and weird.

ForeverHopeful said...

Nellie's Mom--

LOVE your post!

Very creative and possibly truer than we might imagine!

KidsRthePriority said...

Why will it take an entire hour to explain they are getting divorced, especially when we already know they have been living apart since sometime in late 2008 (over six months)? What PR lies will they try to get us to believe?

The TLC PR and legal teams must be putting in some very long hours these days.

SaNdY said...

Steph said...
TLC may want to consider never showing the Hawaii episodes again. You know, where Kate promised the kids that the parents would always be together? Ugh!
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I wish TLC WOULD show those episodes just before the 'Big Announcement' show on Monday...all that talk of 'We're doing this to show you that Mommy and Daddy will be together FOREVER!' would prove to everyone what a nutjob she is, that was not even a year ago...how can those kids trust ANYTHING anymore?? So sad...

Level Head said...

I would be surprised if the "Announncement" has anything to do with divorce/separation/etc. It will be Jon is leaving the show and will no longer appear on camera - show will focus on Kate plus 8 from now on, no other explanation will be given. That's my bet.

Lazarus said...

Be sure to catch TLC's new mid-season lineup:

"Kate, Just Kate - Who Needs the Eight"

"Jon & Eight Visit Mr. Kim in Pongyang"

"Britney's Haircut Session Revisited - The Kate Gosselin Version"

"Britney, Paris, Lindsey and Kate - All Go On A Date" (sans underthings, of course)

Kelly, Grey and Reed said...

I seriously doubt it is to announce divorce. I can't imagine that will be the way they are 'going' with contracts for this season and next...

ForeverHopeful said...

Maybe Jon WILL go to work with the Orange County Choppers after all!

Jessica said...

Why would they air the big "divorce" episode so soon into the season? Then the 30 or so other mundane yet to be aired episodes would seem irrelevent. This is so obviously a ploy to get ratings, since after the season premere TLC, and Jon and Kate, have realized that episodes that address the tabloids=ratings gold. As for the announcment, who knows what it will be but I for one don't expect anything earth shattering...

Mrs Marcos said...

I wonder if the announcement is that they aren't going to do the show anymore. The cat is out of the bag and nobody is watching the 'reality show' about a happy family raising multiples. I doubt that is really what they are announcing but it is nice to dream! I would like TLC to end the show and make them work on their family...but in 'reality' the ratings are through the roof and even bad press translates into ratings gold.

nanb said...

I am trying to figure out time line of the last week, but since there were so much info going on I need help filling it in.

Saturday June 13th Kate hits Leah at 11am

On Tuesday June 16th, People reports that Jon was in Nyack on Saturday (13th) having lunch, had kids on speed dial

On Tuesday June 16th Intouch Weekly reports are surfacing about Leah being hit by HATE

On Wednesday June 17th GWOP poster, What's Next Said, said Carla had all the kids last night (see link below)

http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/2009/06/kate-has-made-entertainment-news-again.html?commentPage=2

when was first sighting of Jon back at the house?

Jon sighted today at Broadway & 72nd (probably going to his lawyer?) (see link below)

gawker.com/5295535/jon-gosselin-broadway-at-72nd-street

Kate seen packing car at the house some anon chick has an overnight/weekender bag (see link below)

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/kate-gosselin-keepin-busy-on-the-homefront-214791/

When did Jon get back home?
Any other details missing?
Did Jon regrow his balls and say enough?

RememberMe said...

SarahJ said...

I wonder what caused the change in episodes for next week. Last I saw the preview for this monday was going to be about the kids getting their "crooked houses." When did they decided to change it to this "big" announcement show?

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Well, Kate has lost her control over Jon. If he's really filing for divorce next week, then they have to have the big reveal before then. B/c of course having it on the show first is what's best for the children.

Donna said...

I am very curious as to see the show and how they "portray" their announcement. But, I will not watch it, I have already canceled my Season Pass. I do NOT want to contribute to their ratings in any way! Instead I will be "watching" for recaps!

However, I do hope that they are NOT divorcing. Someday all those kids will view these episodes on the Internet or a friends house or somewhere. And it will be a shame if they watch it and say "OK...season 1, we are all happy. Season 2, Not bad...Season 3 getting worse...Season 4...how many freebies did we get? And this is where the problems REALLY start to show...Season 5, the beginning of the end of our original family.

Olivia said...

Let's hope they announce Kate is going into intensive therapy to overcome her personality disorder(s). Only then will she be ready to work on her marriage and mothering.

Really, this would be the ultimate solution for the family, don't you think?

OctoHate said...

Nadya Suleman is moving to PA...and her 14 kids are moving in with Kate + 8. They're just two single Moms exploiting, I mean raising, 24 kids.

WhenItStopsBeingFunWe'll Quit said...

My predictions on the big announcement.... could be one of the following...

1. Jon is leaving the show for a new "piece"
2. Divorce and Kates engagement to the silver fox who was getting a "piece" but will now get the whole thing
3. Kate's starting a children's clothing line and they'll all get a "piece"
4. New perfume called, "A Piece of Kate"
5. Weekly allowances for the kids... $5.00 apiece
6. A"peace"ful Trip to Korea

marylou said...

I find it interesting that the paps following her on her errands the last week listed twice, not once, that she had gone to the bank. And one reported she left the bank smiling. Hmmm.

Then we have reports of Jon going to NYC to meet with a high profile divorce lawyer, and he was again in the area this past weekend.

I got divorced in PA 30 years ago, so things may have changed. But they did not have "no fault" divorce, such as irreconcilable differences. I filed, and cited mental abuse, which really was true, but having to cite each and every example I could think of to justify it was emotionally very difficult. So many things I had buried. And there was a required no co-habitation for six months prior to filing. Maybe someone who has more recent experience in PA can update.

emptynester said...

FWIW -

Berks County District Attorney to Investigate Kate Gosselin?

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/

tvgal said...

If they do separate, at least one of them can go live in their old house since it hasn't sold.

3L Wannabe said...

Jon and Kate - please take those passports and all the kids and head to Arkansas, which is in fact a different country in some respects, and where you can get some intensive counseling from that other wacky TLC family, the Duggars. They are used to hosting huge families and seem to be handling the pressure of a large family AND being on TV so much better than you. YOu guys have proclaimed you belive in God. The Duggars do too. The only vacation this family needs or deserves is TLC Family Throwdown with Duggars.

Ang said...

Jon smokes? Was anyone aware of this? http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/exclusive-jon-gosselin-loves-playing-hookahs

The pressure has really taken a tole on him.

WowJustWow said...

I won't be watching but I'm guessing- They're adopting some poor child from Korea.

I hope to god that any agency will turn them right around and not entertain their application.

Lazarus said...

I think it's going to announce the renaming of the show as "Jon and Kate + Seven" when Leah, angry over the public spanking, separates from the family and sets off on a solo career. The balance of the season will focus on Kate's interviewing a replacement using the same format as "American Idol." All episodes will be titled "So You Wanna Be A Gosselin?" Leah, meanwhile, strikes it rich on "America's Got Talent" and lands a five-year multimillion dollar Vegas contract where the other five join her the following season.

nanasez said...

Niki said...

My theory:

Jon has finally had enough is going to file for divorce and end the charade once and for all. He let TLC know between Monday and yesterday and told them he will file next week whether they like it or not...contract be damned. TLC was then forced to scramble to make the announcement on their show before it exploded all the over the media.

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If it IS a divorce announcement, then I think you're right on the money as to how it came about. After the two weeks in NC with Kate flaunting her relationship with Steve, reports that Mady caught Kate and Steve kissing, pictures of one of the tups hanging on Steve...I could imagine that Jon would react in a big way that would hurt Kate where she lives - her show, her money, her fake supermom image.

Buff Power said...

"If this is true, they should both be smacked with a red spoon. How DARE they haul those children off to Hawaii, PROMISE THEM again and again that Mommy and Daddy will ALWAYS be together, SWEAR that divorce is not an option no matter how bad times might get...and then walk away from their marriage less than a year later without even TRYING to save it. They BOTH are selfish, prideful, childish asses thinking more about their own selves than about their children.

Shame, shame, shame on them. Freakin' liars."

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Beautifully put, nanasez!

Trainwreckspotter said...

The big announcement is that Jon and Kate have hired new PR people...noted child advocates George and Cindy Anthony!

Kate vs. Cindy in the kitchen, while Jon and George go clean out the garage.

Ratings Gold!

HBailey said...

I think it would be beyond pathetic if they announce they are divorcing and still continue filming the show. More than any other time this is when those kids would need and should get privacy in their lives....they don't need to live out their families demise on TV for the world to see.

I will not be watching as I quit watching this show months ago. I will wait to read the update here.

MM2005 said...

emptynester said...
FWIW -

Berks County District Attorney to Investigate Kate Gosselin?

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/

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Wow, emptynester, wow.

emptynester said...

marylou said:

I find it interesting that the paps following her on her errands the last week listed twice, not once, that she had gone to the bank. And one reported she left the bank smiling. Hmmm.

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There were a couple of posts on other blogs that said Kate was car shopping - Volvo dealer and Toyota dealer ... hmmmmmm ... maybe trying to spend some of the money before they have to split it up??

SaNdY said...

emptynester said...
FWIW -

Berks County District Attorney to Investigate Kate Gosselin?

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/
***********************************YES! More s**t hitting the fan!!! Just in time for the divorce, too!

nanb said...

emptynester said...
FWIW -

Berks County District Attorney to Investigate Kate Gosselin?

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/
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Now this is really good news! Someone who can help is watching and asking questions.

I can't help it, the Christmas song "Do you see what I see" is stuck in my head and if I had any talent I would re-write it for the Gosselin children.

Jacsamic said...

Berks County District Attorney to Investigate Kate Gosselin?

Best news all day.

I certainly hope this is true.

Canadian Mom said...

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/

Ummm...HOLY. CRAP.

WAIT. Listen... Do u hear that? It's the sound of Kate's house of cards falling.

My 2 Cents said...

Here' my two cents on the upcoming show...they will say that they truly wanted to try and work things out however with all of the extra media attention and all the lies that were printed about them (so they claim) it has just become impossible to work things out. They will make it seem like it is the media's fault that they have gone ahead and decided to call it quits. Throwing a big pity party for themselves in order to play on the sympathy of their viewers. When they are actually getting exactly what they both want a divorce and they won't have to admit that their actions caused their divorce it was the p people and the media. So they have their cake and eat it too. That's what I think.

Canadian Mom said...

Oh Katie Irene, for all your bible-touting, did u miss this verse??

You reap what you sow.

God Bless those kids. Mady and Cara must be absolutely sick about this. For anyone who thought Mady 'over-reacted' about being thirsty and dehydrated...can u imagine her reaction to a divorce, and now her mother being CHARGED for child cruelty??

Luke said...

I think the announcement will be that Jon will jump over a shark tank on his new OCC motorcycle.

dee has had enough... said...

entertainment weekly is reporting that radaronline has a source that says that they will be announcing a divorce on monday...says that kate has been in contact with a divorce lawyer.

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/06/report-jon-kate-to-announce-divorce.html

overwithKON said...

skip the episode PLEASE! and watch the internet light up right away. It only takes one person to post it or it will be right there on the yahoo homepage.

IMHO, there will be nothing new, it will just be feeding the stupid curiosity of the sheeple. It is purly for ratings ICK!

Seriously wait 10 minutes and you will find out!

bookgirl said...

I appreciate the posts hoping that the announcement is that the show will cancel and they will work on their marriage. Although I think it's probably not the case, that is what I would wish for their kids. They love their mom and dad, and however they act we know that their mom and dad love them. The best thing for this family would be becoming a family again, in private (as much as the paparazzi will allow them now). I know there are a lot of people here who relish every bad thing Kate does in order to further condemn her, and I'm far from defending her. But her kids deserve two parents who are married and happy and healthy, and if they can make that work, I'll be so happy.

beachluvin said...

All the names on that list have not been in the picture for at least a year so maybe they are investigating old accounts? Why isn't Carla on that list, or the nannies and bodyguards?

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

It's about time that Berk's County District Attorney investigate's Kate. Between hitting Leah and refusing Mady water, what else goes on behind closed doors? Kate could face child abuse, child neglect and possible assault on a minor under the age of 12.

The Other Laurie said...

Well, we've speculated that Jon got "fixed" so they wouldn't have any more. If they divorce Hate will remarry and Lordy be, what a miracle - she is pregnant without the use of fertility drugs. The new show??? Kate with 8 was great, but Kate with 9 DEVINE! They (Kon & TLC) make me sick.

Nellie's Mom said...

crabbygirl said...
If the big announcement ends up being a divorce I truly hope they do not film the part where they tell the kids.


Hate to say it, but if Jon and Kate are willing to show a child with an impacted bowel (or whatever it was during Joel-gate), they'll be more than happy to show them breaking the news to the kids about a divorce. No scruples, no morals, no common sense.

And, no disrespect to Joel... I feel for the kid. I just hope they all will be able to lead relatively normal lives someday.

Kelly said...

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/18/berks-county-district-attorney-to-investigate-kate-gosselin/

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Oh my gosh! It's about time someone held these people responsible for their actions. Poor Mady and Cara, though. How scary this must be for them.

cdnmom47 said...

Oh, how the mighty have fallen....

Remember a few years back this young Christian couple, pure as the driven snow?

Now we have photographic proof of drinking, possible adultery, smoking, crotch shots, violence against the kids, emotional abuse...wow...

You couldn't make up a story this... incredible...really. It would be almost laughable if there weren't 8 little innocent souls who are victims in this big huge train wreck. They are the ones who will suffer...they're the ones who will have to live with this massive mess their parents have created.

Way to go, Jon and Kate...it bothers me that you both are going to try to come off as victims in all this, but it's your kids who are going to have to carry this legacy on their backs for the rest of their lives...after all..it's all on tape for them to re-live over and over again as they grow....

I wish to heavens SOMEONE would step up to the plate and be an advocate for these kids....and fast! My heart just breaks for them.

Oh the irony! said...

Radar says they're divorcing, and that Jon is in a long term relationship with the plastic surgeon's daughter - yes, the same plastic surgeon who did Kate's tummy tuck.

nanb said...

beachluvin said...
All the names on that list have not been in the picture for at least a year so maybe they are investigating old accounts? Why isn't Carla on that list, or the nannies and bodyguards?
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Because Carla, the nannies and the bodyguards are all currently getting paid by KON/TLC to keep up this sham.

beachluvin said...

nanb said...
beachluvin said...
All the names on that list have not been in the picture for at least a year so maybe they are investigating old accounts? Why isn't Carla on that list, or the nannies and bodyguards?
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Because Carla, the nannies and the bodyguards are all currently getting paid by KON/TLC to keep up this sham.

6/18/2009 7:15 PM
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You really think they would lie for Kate or TLC and risk going to jail? I seriously doubt it but who knows.

muchsmartermom said...

Remember when Kate said "I didn't work this hard to take myself down"

Ummmmm, yep you did!!!!

If only you hadn't been so damm greedy, so damm ungrateful, so damm hateful, such a bitch--your life could have ment something. Now you get to proudly look in the mirror and know you are a joke to the world, the worst mother and, and an even worse wife.

I don't watch the show--I quite after gumgate.
I hope TLC has money set aside for those childrens therapy. I hope they are taken to court 8 times and pay dearly for the damage done to those special children.

Kate and Jon--karma is knocking on the door of your million dollar house. (It's not a home) Hear it?

marypoppins said...

Big announcement-

We're expecting!!!!

SuzanneDeAZ said...

It probably is an announcement that they will not do an hour show each week instead of 30 min.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

New pics up on TLC website of kids in crooked houses. 5 grand for that. I don't think so.

nanb said...

beachluvin said...
nanb said...
beachluvin said...
All the names on that list have not been in the picture for at least a year so maybe they are investigating old accounts? Why isn't Carla on that list, or the nannies and bodyguards?
****************************************
Because Carla, the nannies and the bodyguards are all currently getting paid by KON/TLC to keep up this sham.

6/18/2009 7:15 PM
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You really think they would lie for Kate or TLC and risk going to jail? I seriously doubt it but who knows.
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Not lie per se, but down play the abuse as discipline. It is always up for interpretation and a pay check can have an effect on ones perception, especially when the authorities are questioning you.

Emiku said...

According to TVGuide:

"6/22/2009: Mother's Day Episode

The family celebrates Mother's Day with brunch at Kate's favorite restaurant. Then Kate has to pack up for her upcoming book tour."


http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=287169&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=11517857

Though maybe TLC has suddenly thrown together a different episode or done some serious editing? They always make it out to sound like something big, and then it's nothing.

I hope they make an announcement that they're ending the show, getting marriage counseling & trying to save their family, but I just don't see it happening...

Texas Mom said...

Seriously, wouldn't ANY religion, Catholic, Jewish, Evangelical Christian, Buddist etc. get these nuts into some kind of counseling before they jump into a divorce? I mean, if marriage is as sacrosanct as we are told, shouldn't SOME effort be made to save a marriage?

Rebecca said...

"The source says that Kate recently met with a divorce lawyer. Another source told RadarOnline.com that the couple had previously agreed to separate by July 15.

But that timetable has now been pushed forward."

They really do schedule their lives around how to best hike up the ratings don't they?

Sharon said...

If this investigation is true, I do hope that they never ask Cara and Mady to testify against there mother. No matter how bad kate is ( and she is pretty bad), that is just too much for any child to go through. I do hope that they have a child psychiatrist to talk with the girls.

chocoboat said...

I am certain that the announcement is that they're going to finally end the show.

If it was a divorce or separation, they would not be advertising it like this, and the legal paperwork would have probably found its way onto the internet by now as well. Even Kate is above having ads running that way "tune in for a very special moment as we announce our divorce to the world".

So what else could it be? A family trip, a new book, anything else to promote? No way. They never advertised stuff like that before.

It has to be the end of the show. It's the only thing that makes sense.

And why is it happening now? You can form your own opinions, but I think it just might have something to do with the fact that Kate herself (not Jon) has become the primary target of the tabloids.

They're talking about Kate cheating, Kate's haircut, Kate hitting Leah, everything being Kate's fault.

She has had enough of it and is finally going to pull the plug.

TooSadToWatch said...

Luke said...

I think the announcement will be that Jon will jump over a shark tank on his new OCC motorcycle.


LOL!

Thank you for the MUCH needed laugh!!!

Marie France said...

Announcing a divorce is what TLC would LOVE for us to believe to make sure those Monday night ratings climb. They dropped by more than 30% last Monday night. This is all HYPE. I think it will be something minor and/or ludicrous - they are giving the dogs away (to decrease the stress) or Hate is getting her own cooking show! Either way, I have to hurl!!

RachieDough said...

Regarding this E! special on tonight... this was not advertised or hyped at ALL until yesterday. My theory is that E! had this in the can, but when they heard about Jon and Kate's "announcement" Monday night they said uh oh, we better air this now. I'm almost positive it will conclude that they are divorcing, and Monday night the Gosselins will confirm it.

Roseliza said...

Emiku said...
According to TVGuide:
"6/22/2009: Mother's Day Episode
The family celebrates Mother's Day with brunch at Kate's favorite restaurant. Then Kate has to pack up for her upcoming book tour."


It will probably be them talking about "the big change" of Jon being the stay-at-home-dad while Kate runs all over the country.

Danielle said...

3rd Rock From The Sun said...
It's about time that Berk's County District Attorney investigate's Kate. Between hitting Leah and refusing Mady water, what else goes on behind closed doors? Kate could face child abuse, child neglect and possible assault on a minor under the age of 12.
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While this news is encouraging that authorities are onto the Kon's, I find it odd the DA went straight to an investigation rather than a CPS investigation.

carol said...

I think they'll announce family therapy to "save" their marriage.

Nellie's Mom said...

Nellie's Mom said...
crabbygirl said...
If the big announcement ends up being a divorce I truly hope they do not film the part where they tell the kids.

Hate to say it, but if Jon and Kate are willing to show a child with an impacted bowel (or whatever it was during Joel-gate), they'll be more than happy to show them breaking the news to the kids about a divorce. No scruples, no morals, no common sense.

And, no disrespect to Joel... I feel for the kid. I just hope they all will be able to lead relatively normal lives someday.


I just wanted to take a moment to correct myself... I meant Collin-gate. The moral of this posting is that one should not post on GWOP after taking cold medicine.

And, BTW, fabulous job as always, Mods! Thank you for your dedication and time to this board.

Fla Mom said...

I got it - they ARE going to Korea! The announcement is the government is exchanging Jon/K8 for the imprisoned reporters!

HateKate said...

They will announce their separation (taking time to evaluate blah blah blah) but not divorce. Divorce would immediately end their money train. If viewers got used to them being filmed separately maybe they can keep going with the shows for several more years (at least that's what KHate thinks)

anotherPAmom said...

A few readers have posted this link-Interesting, but remember that "The Pennsylvania Conservative" is a blog with a political agenda- and if you read the posting carefully, he states that "the District Attorney MAY conduct an investigation against Kate Gosselin" and that "The short list of POSSIBLE people that COULD be subpoenaed is as follows . " Just sayin', that doesn't sound like a "hard" news item and methinks that the gentleman blogger has found that posting Gosselin items bring him a lot of viewing hits. (feeling skeptical today. . .)

TUNDRA said...

Of course Jon and Kate are getting divorced. Kate has no use for Jon or any one for that matter who stands in the way of her narcissistic supply. That's my theory, anyway, for what it's worth.

Jennifer D said...

I think we should take the Berks County DA report with a grain of salt. The list of witnesses is a little suspect...IMHO. It's the most blogged about people in the "cast". There are many more behind the scenes people that would make sense to bring in to testify- nannies, etc.

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