Speculation for Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First Ten Years

Currently set to air on June 29.

We re-visit the story of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their two sets of multiples. How did they end up where they are today? Newly discovered home video footage of Jon and Kate enlightens viewers on the struggles and triumphs of this entertaining family.

133 comments:

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

Wow- these kids will never get any privacy....

Tiff said...

I think this is another ploy for ratings, personally.
I don't think there will be anything really enlightening in there particularly.
LAME.

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

It seems to me TLC is airing this program to garner sympathy for Jon and Kate and win back the viewers who have been lost due to all the materialism and crass commercialism in the current episodes. I don't think the ploy will work. Jon and Kate have become nothing more than Heidi and Spencer: famous for being famous, famous for being master manipulators of the media and the truth, famous for doing whatever it takes to constantly stay in the public eye and make more money, whatever the cost.

Lee H RI said...

Oh Dear Lord! Is this really a TLC show description? "The struggles and triumphs of this entertaining family." The family is now (6/21/09) in turmoil. The children are suffering. Possible (probable) divorce. And.... TLC is describing them as an "entertaining family?" Shame on the network and shame on Jon and Kate for allowing their children's nightmare to continue.

Wendy said...

The title is so misleading. The "first" ten years. Does that mean there will be a "next" ten years? Then that means the divorce announcement rumors are false(?). TLC is taking this marketing ploy too far. It just seems like this big announcement is just for ratings. What will they come up with next? My guess is "anything" as long as they can exploit the kids, they will keep going. It's disgusting.

Does anyone involved care about the children?

Philly Hockey Mom said...

Must be nice to collect paychecks for nothing more than cut and paste shows of the past! They already scammed one episdoe with little work by taking the American Chopper show and just showing highlights on J&K+8. I think tomorrow at work I will tell my boss to just remember the work I did last Monday and take a nap!

mchavea said...

blah blah blah yaddaya yaddaya yaddaya...there, that sums it up.

organizedblogroll said...

Oh, God, get out the violin.

It's sure to have all the fans in TEARS!!

This is going to be so pathetic. Obviously, it's a ploy to win back all the middle class sheeple that loved her until they found out how much she was worth. Besides, someone has to buy her freaking cookbook!!

TLC has a new kitchen counting on it!!

Emily the Great and Terrible said...

I think things are too bad in the home for them to film a real show, so they are doing yet another compilation show. Just the same-old same-old while they figure out how to make Jon look engaged in the family and Kate engaged in reality. When, in fact, neither are.

Momof2 said...

The Jon and Kate Sympathy Tour...coming soon to a church near you.

PatK said...

Oh, puhleeze, TLC!

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

I have stopped watching the Jon and Kate plus 8 show because it strayed so much from it's original premise into the realm of total absurdity. The reason I continue to read and comment on this blog is because I, like many others, have become outraged at waht Jon and Kate have been able to get away with. It's kind of like the O.J. Simpson saga: many believe O.J. got away with murder. Many believe Jon and Kate have gotten away with robbing their children of their innocence, privacy and money. Although Jon and Kate's offenses are certainly not the equivalent of murder, it just infuriates people that Jon and Kate are continuing with their crimes, no one has been able to stop them yet. Why are they not treated as pariahs as O.J. was? Why are these companies contining to pay for product placement on theJon and Kate show? Why does any company want an endorsement from Jon and Kate?

Maggie said...

Please remember NO ANONYMOUS comments!

momtothreeofmy own said...

I heard Jon is looking for apartments in NYC. They will seperate but the show must go on. They wouldn't want TLC to repo the house and their Gymboree account!

Emily said...

So is this the video version of her second book? Cause there was never before seen photos in that "publication". I put it in quotes because I do not think it has the right to be called a book.

Haven't we seen a few episodes like this already, there was the episode of them moving and showing all the favorite episodes, and then the very first episode.

Hoping this Happens! said...

So I have been pondering this in awhile, Kate has been making some serious mistakes, like watergate, the crotch shot and the spanking of Leah in public.

I really want to start a pool to see how long it will be until she makes some mistake by sayng something along the lines of it is her and her alone that makes TLC the television station it is. Like she is the source of the channel.

I wonder how long they would keep her around if she said something like that...

I would find it HILARIOUS!

Michelle1 said...

I know! they are showing this so that we can see the train wreck all in one time slot. It's for those who missed it to get on board with everyone who already figured it out. Kind of silly for TLC to do this. Sort of like shooting yourself in the foot, isn't it?

Suzanne said...

We cannot discern anything for ourselves. Please, TLC, tell us how we should feel and what we should believe about the Gosselins. After all, we are nothing more than the modern day Truman Show sheeple. Jam some more products down our throats while you're at it. Yawn.
It's been an interesting sociological study. Thanks for the memories. God help those children.

friendtoall said...

Hello! I have never posted to a blog before. My children and I watch this show weekly together, and they watch this show after dinner almost every night. I am so sad that they can no longer watch it.

I just wanted to see that I think they are going to announce that the show will be over. I do not know why I even care about this family, I do not know them personally - however I just cant help myself... It is so sad!!

JenJoy said...

I think we all understand the first 10 years by now. She bitches at him, he sort of complains a little under his breath. She has IVF they have 8 kids. Now they don't live together and still live of the fact they had 8 kids. Do people still really care?

Momof2 said...

Ok, so even if they do separate but continue to film for 2 more years as Blind Gossip predicts...with the ratings dive, who is going to continue to watch.....why does TLC even think the show is going to stay a hit?

YOUCANTGOBACK! said...

Between the 'we promise to be together forever' vow renewal and the now 'family in turmoil', TLC dug deep in to their magic hat of tricks and pulled out some 'lost footage' of the Gosselin family. Does it really matter at this point? Regardless of J & K' 'struggles' in the past, child EXPLOITATION has clearly done well by J & K providing them a life and life style of endless luxery and self entitlement. The sponsored resort vacations, the hair plugs, teeth whitening, fake boobs, spa treatments, designer clothing, CASH love offerings just to name a few. For TLC to present this 'lost footage' will only accomplish one thing, proving to viewers that 100%, without a doubt, J & K Gosselin EXPLOITED and continue to EXPLOIT their children for personal and monetary gain!!! Period. As Kate says, you 'cant go back' so why even waste time going there TLC!

Momof2 said...

I'll bet any of you a frappuccino that they're not divorcing.

leeconolly said...

Maybe... just MAYBE... they DID come to their senses and decide to shut down production? I can see why TLC would want to milk old film to get more people interested in the first seasons, so they tune in for the repeats. My hope is that they try to work things out, and to start by turning off the cameras immediately. If they do decide to end things, they do it -privately- instead of showing the world. I have got to think that two people would not sink to that level in order to retain material possessions.

Or I guess I should say sink any lower... Poor kids!

Kittycat said...

Another ploy by TLC....Khate on overload. What could they possible show or tell us that we don't already know from seeing all the shows, not too mention more repeats of each one than we can possibly count.
It just goes on and on...
Bring back a new season of Roloffs..please and thank you. A genuine family with good values who love and care for each other.
Jon and Khate's 15 minutes were over a long, long time ago.

bedonenow said...

Didnt we do this already? "How We Got Here"? So now they will add a couple of minutes of old film from last season and call it a day? This is another huge slap from TLC and the show's "producers". "They ate the pablum before, add a little water to stretch it out and they'll eat it again."

And they laugh at us all the way to the bank. Shame on any one of us who watches this *stuff*.

Melissa said...

The title of this episode concerns me that they will be taking the "we're going to work on our marriage/go to counseling" angle. I know there are still a lot of people out there who watch the show and take it at face value (i.e., don't follow the tabloids or have knowledge of all the behind the scenes shenanigans), so a retrospective show could certainly be used to tug at their heartstrings. Whatever it is, I am sure it will be suitably pathetic for the Jon & Kate parade.

Kittycat said...

Another cash grab by TLC...what can they possibly show or tell us that we haven't seen already too many times to count in re-runs.
These two love the limelight and are so busy buying mansions, cars, jewellry etc. with hard earned money from those beautiful children....shame on them.

MomofFour said...

The danger to this is...when you watch the old shows you do actually fall for it. They seemed a lot more simple and innocent back then. And to a degree they were. But when you show those old shows and contrast them with the way Kate is and looks today....all you see is the money. She threw away EVERYTHING for money. The question is...was she that selfish and goal-directed back then as Kevin and Jodi have said? I think she was. Will TLC win over anybody showing old footage? I don't think so. It is just a reminder of what a selfish shrew she is. We all watched her colors come out before our eyes. There's no hiding it. Jon pretty much stayed the same. He got a little more gutsy at the end and she couldn't deal with that...but TLC has been trying to spin it to Kate's side and it's not going to work. Not unless they have some old footage that casts Jon into a different light. But if they do that then they have to explain to us why they chose to package them the way they did. I think it's an attempt to use old footage (when everyone fell for them) to grab people back but the contrast is too great. The public isn't that stupid I hope.

MomofFour said...

Show me some lost footage of Kate going off the deep end at the producers, the cameramen, Jon, the neighbors, the mailman, all the not-a-nannies, and of course all family members and title the show "What Kate Gosselin is REALLY like to work with" and I'll be watching. Now THAT would bring in the ratings. For Jenn the old producer and Scott the camera guy to come clean about what she is really like....then do a Jon plus 8yearly birthday special with all the family and friends that Kate chased off. We'd all live happily-ever-after.

Katedeservesaredspoonspanking said...

I may be wrong but I think it's all a ploy for ratings. No doubt the marriage is over but I keep going back to where would they be if not for those pics of Jon with Deanna? Would the show be chugging along as always? Would it be like season 4 with signs of trouble but no admission til the finale? Would it all be a huge facade? What would season 5 be like without the controversy? Was Kate determined to live seperately off the show but "together" on the show?

These are questions I ask and my conclusion is the marriage is over but the show must go on. Kate wanted to keep going as usual but Jon just couldn't take it anymore.

I think they will SAY on the SHOW they are in a trial seperation (haha) but in counseling and working on their marriage. They may even film some sort of reconciliation for the big finale but it'll be as bogus as Hawaii. They are DONE they just won't admit it til the show's done.

I'd like to think they'll do the right thing...end the show and work on healing their family...married or not. But when it comes to doing the right thing, J&K never fail to disappoint.

getouttheredspoonforkate said...

MomofFour said...
Show me some lost footage of Kate going off the deep end at the producers, the cameramen, Jon, the neighbors, the mailman, all the not-a-nannies, and of course all family members and title the show "What Kate Gosselin is REALLY like to work with" and I'll be watching. Now THAT would bring in the ratings. For Jenn the old producer and Scott the camera guy to come clean about what she is really like....then do a Jon plus 8yearly birthday special with all the family and friends that Kate chased off. We'd all live happily-ever-after.

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AMEN!! Now THAT'S a show I want to see!

Tired of 8 said...

This Crapfest is to catch up the "new" fans that have tuned in because of the tabloid scandals. This way they TLC can inform a new wave of audience watchers.

However, I really think TLC underestimates how interesting this show is. Most normal people aren't interested in watching toilet training, husband abuse, and controlling women who take it out on kids.

Yeah, there may be a few who come back to watch "what happens next" but I think the huge drop in ratings after Jon's affair broke and the next ep, shows that the episodes cannot hold attention of the casual viewer.

Fingers crossed that this strategy tanks - esp. that the overexposure in the news outlets just turns people and their televisions off.

Laurie said...

They won't end the show becasue to do so would end the gravy train. What they'll do is announce a "trial separation" and they are going to go to counseling to "work on their marriage". After all, they promised the kids that they'd "be together forever" (eye roll from me) and they "never break promises to thier kids". I am afraid that this will never end. Jon, although the seemingly better parent, is just as addicted to the things money can buy as K8 is. K8 has to keep Jon in the picture becasue she can't leave the kids with not-a-nanny while she goes on her book tour.The apartment in NYC? Somewhere for K8 to hand her had while on her book tour. She may well move to a mcmansion in NC with an ocean view and they'll shuttle those poor kids back and forth - but that may mean that Jon would have primary custody because they are already in school in PA.

IMO, no big announcement, just a ratings grab.

MomofFour said...

What's really scary is if you realize what if Kevin and Jodi hadn't come out and told everyone the truth? She was in the process of throwing Jon under the bus with the People interview. She was doing every news show she could find to swing the sympathy her direction. Then the dam burst when Kevin and Jodi called her out and the bodyguard rumors were starting. Just think...that's exactly the direction she was going and she almost had TLC on her side with her "Oh I don't know why he's acting the way he is.." BooHoo...I think they're still testing the waters to see if that theory will work. But I think they've under estimated the fans. As a former fan...I still think Jon is the better parent. He has better character. I really believe IMO that she planned to get into that house and kick Jon to the curb and that would have been that. But the entire thing blew out of control. She under-estimated Jon's fans. She was so convinced that she was so wonderful she forgot...we always knew she was a hag...lol. When Jon decided he had had enough...so did we. She really does not understand that and I don't think TLC does either. Yeah, he's gotten some bumps from the bar/drinking/girl thing...but the fans have mostly cut him slack because of the way she treated him. TLC needs to realize Kate is a liability. She may draw the ratings but there's a lot more headache than it's worth.

just wondering said...

It would take a court order for Kate to quit filming this show.

This whole "New Episode" for tomorrow was just a way to divert attention from the horror of seeing Leah spanked and Mady being denied the water.

TLC could have stumbled along for many more weeks with lower ratings. Many, if not most of the K8 shows were not that high on the charts. But they needed to do some damage control so they moved up the date of the divorce announcement.

Yes, they will be divorced. But they will BOTH drag this out for just as long as they possibly can.

...Amy... said...

How is it "lost" footage? I hate that term...they just now conveniently found it? Puh-leaze.

I agree w/ whomever said that this clip show indicates they're going to counseling...that that will be the "big announcement"...maybe they'll have a counselor conveniently offer his/her opinions in between clips...

That BlindGossip item about stringing the divorce along is so about J&K...and this upcoming episode proves it.

Puke.

ruthy said...

Bottom of the barrel..... Rock bottom of the barrel.

JonisBestforthisOneReason said...

Who are Heidi and Spencer?? (seriously)
I knew Jon was the "better" parent when I read on here that he came home from WORK and saw Joel on that laundry floor and went to ask KHate why did she do that, then I believe he moved the child.
That was all it took this mom to know , despite his faults HE DOES CARE -bottom line. I have come to believe she truly does not care about her children except how do they reflect upon her. She is a seriously ill person, I mean mentally, JMO but I think the signs are there.
Soooo- Yeah I cut Jon some "slack" b/c of how the Witch has treated him (another post) Yes he is somewhat immature and the hiphop clothes etc...but what is worse; his acting out this way, or a full time parent such as KHate??
You know the answer.

jojow said...

Hmm, I actually find this very interesting. I think it signals that TLC is up a creek with Jon and Kate and isn't sure what to do next.

Think about it...they've been taping this season's episodes since last season ended. Surely they had more than 4 shows ready. Not to mention to 2 weeks of beach vacation they just took.

I think the previously shot episodes would be so blantently out-of-sequence with recent events that they are basically useless. (I bet TLC's pissed about this:-))

So, what do they do? Jon's barely speaking on camera, Jon and Kate can't stand to be in the same room, Kate, who loves to be on camera, can't stand being with her kids and can only fake it for so long, the kids are a mess, and Kate is digging herself a whole straight to China, or is it Korea.

If they show the previosuly taped episodes, they just look stupid. If they show recent stuff, the tension, anger, and Kate's bitchiness drive viewers further away. Plus, Kate, who they hoped could carry the show as America's best mother, has turned into Mommy Dearest overnight (at least to the rest of America - we always knew...) "People" would probably rather see more of Jon and the kids, but Jon is no longer toeing the party line.

So, they pull out the "The Way We Were" home vidoes. I think they are just buying themselves another week so they can figure out what to do with the train wreck that is Jon and Kate.

The end is near said...

I give their show another week or two at the most. They are all drowning (TLC, Jon and Kate)
all going down for the third time and thrashing around in the water trying to stay afloat, but all the baggage is finally pulling them under. Its really over, Kate will be the last to know.

TUNDRA said...

Whatever the announcement, it will be all over the Internet within a nano-second. Poor Kate, personally it feels to me like she is the one who will have the hardest time getting over herself.

a rose is a rose said...

Jon, do yourself and the children a favor. On the weekends that you have visitation, take those kids to see their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. It is the kindest and most noble thing you can do. These children NEED their family, and YOU can be the one to break the ice. Kate can no longer control you, so be your own man.

rosie said...

They can no longer drag this out, it is all over between them except the ink drying on the divorce papers. He can barely mention her name and his distain for her is too deep. Jon doesn't fit her mold anymore either. Plus he was only a whipping boy for her for 10 years anyway. Its done, so end it and let your children start to heal.

Chris said...

The first ten years, is instead of an anniversary show TLC probably had in the works. They can't celebrate the anniversary now. I'm sure they will play up the struggles of the early years to make viewers feel bad and try to make viewers understand why they could be having so many issues now. I'm sure no nannies/helpers will be shown, we will see J & K working 24/7 to raise the kids and how it is understandable after so many hard years that they need spa days and man time in a sports car etc...


Sure count me out from watching!

Its almost over said...

I've said from the day that Kate mentioned that she needed a large house and more room for the kids to grow up in "a forever home" as she put it, that it was not to spread out, but to ISOLATE all of them from reality. Then she could be their sole controller. The only glitch was that Jon didn't buy into it. All he wanted to do was break out.

chesterctymom said...

I was reading up on Eileen O'Neill, the mastermind behind the rating increase in TLC's programs...and I came across this:


Discovery's leadership is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and to fulfilling the original mission spelled out by Chairman and Founder John Hendricks in 1982:

"To satisfy curiosity and make a difference in people's lives by providing the highest quality content, services and products that entertain, engage and enlighten."

http://corporate.discovery.com/leadership/
Leadership

Ethical Conduct?

ridiculousness! said...

'Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years' ... with 7% new footage!

YAWN.

Willie said...

No one who is currently on the show - crew, family, anyone else - was there at the beginning, is that correct? So how are they going to start it off? "Once upon a time there was this young couple from Pennsylvania ..."

rosie said...

Boy is TLC pulling out all the stops. Old footage, new footage, what will the future hold, will they stay together etc, etc.
All to get us to be suckered into watching. Sorry TLC, not this time.
I'm done.

bowtiejess said...

I know! The big announcement will be Kate- announcing that it's time to introduce her adoring public to her new puppies, Left and Right! Ugh, I just threw up in my mouth a little.

At this point The Lying Channel is like the boy that cried wolf. A big announcement! What will happen? A family in turmoil...What is there to wonder about? What freebies will they get next? What part of Kate's body will be surgically altered/enhanced next? Which poor child will have humiliating pictures of themselves seen by millions of people? Who will be the next crossover show victim?

I haven't watched since 2008 and I don't miss it at all. I am far more entertained reading about it here. Thanks mods for all you do~ You rock!

blessed mom of 4 said...

I have been reading through as many posts as I can. (Too busy with the kids and father's day today with the family) Everyone is in bed, it's late and I'm tired but I was wondering one thing. I know that only Kevin and Jodi have come out with information and no other family member has. Although, we don't know that they aren't doing SOMETHING, they just may feel the need to keep out of the public. Ok, finally my question...Kevin and Jodi must know what is going on even if it is just a little. It sounds like they still have a relationship with him despite "what's her hair". Anyways, has anyone heard anything from them or has Julie posted anything here? I noticed her blog hasn't been updated since the beginning of June. I am curious to hear their feelings about this whole thing. If it is a ratings ploy and they are going to drag this saga out, if they are aware of it, I wish they would expose it now and get it over with. I can't even imagine what those poor kids, especially Mady and Cara (if some of the rumors are true about Kate). Could you imaging, your worst nightmares, fears, insecurities, and sadness being played out for the whole world to see AND two parents that are doing it on purpose to keep the Gosselin Money Machine going. They have to feel completely alone and hurt. Not only are they dealing with a dysfunctional and horrible home life, I don't care what their whacked out mother says, they are getting at school too. School...the only "safe" place they have to go where they can be kids. Other than that, what do they have...being dragged and in a sense, held hostage in their parent's jacked up lives. It is wrong and beyond sad that, for one, it has taken people this long to figure out the suffering these kids endure on a daily basis, and then really do nothing about it. (Just to clarify, I am not referring to Kevin and Jodi). I am referring to people that are paid to protect children in the entertainment industry, lawyers, investigators, child and family services, etc. There has GOT to be someone out their that has been witness to the crap these to have thrown in the faces of everyone that has loved them (including the kids)and helped them. The whole thing is a complete and utter scam and should be thoroughly investigated as quickly as possible. These kids will never find the peace and happiness (well, and normal childhoods) until the exploitation is stopped by someone, because it won't be the ones that are supposed to love and support them above all else.

I am sorry this is so long but I haven't posted in a long time and stuff has been festering! I don't think that there is a mother out there on this board who would not think twice about giving everything you had, including your life, for your children. What would Kate say?

Jana said...

LOL - another "great" idea from the execs at TLC. I foresee TLC inadvertently connecting the dots for any discerning viewers who haven't quite gotten it yet -- it will be like a nature show, those that have slo motion photography of a flower blooming, or more aptly, a storm building on the horizon.

TLC, in its infinite wisdom, is going to show the progression of a small-town selfish woman with big dreams, into the full-time harpy and Mommie Dearest we see today.

Let's see how hard they have to dig to find Kate actually interacting with any of her children in a meaningful way. I mean, such as rocking them to sleep as infants, reading a story to them at bedtime, sitting and coloring with them, explaining calmly how something works, sharing daily hugs and kisses, rubbing noses, comforting a sick child (oh wait, we already saw that -- she comforted Joel by placing his vomitous self on the laundry room floor and turning out the lights and shutting the door - do you think they'll include that precious mother-son moment in this retrospective?)

No retrospective would be complete without gumgate either - with Kate showing her maternal love by making Collin cry his heart out at the thought of losing his beloved lovey. Oh that was such a precious tender moment! I do hope they include that one.

There are just so many heartwarming moments that it's hard to choose, but certainly the time when Collin was in extreme discomfort and pain with an impacted bowel and Kate, in her loving motherly way, ignored him and finally chuffed him off to Jon, because she had to look at catalogs of beds (free beds!). Awwww, what mother hasn't done that?

I wonder if they'll include that first spa day Kate had with her former friend, Beth. You know, the one she is trying desperately to imitate? I'd love to see that moment of insight cross over Kate's face again, as she spends all day away from her children and realizes just how much she loves them, from a distance. When she realizes that it's more important to take care of her whims and needs than to be present, loving and tender in her children's lives. Oh yes, that's such an epic moment in this saga, it can't be left out. But how will they edit out Beth?

rockypriscilla said...

Does anyone know what episode Kate puts one of the boys on the laundry room floor? I can't recall the name. Thanks =)

Just Say What You Mean said...

"The first ten years" is not about the kids; it's about Jon and Kate's marriage. Does that mean they're doing something different in the next ten from the first ten? It makes it sound like the marriage is still a "go." Everything else we're picking up says it isn't. On Father's Day, he didn't even know where Kate was? Are you kidding me? What are they getting at...that Jon will wear the pants, Kate will learn to be submissive? They'll go to marriage counseling and all will be repaired? They're just going to get magically back on track?

Gotta give me more for this to have any weight with me.

Duckman said...

That's a misleading title - it's implying a look back at the past 10 years of the family, but the twins haven't even turned 9 yet. It's only been a week and change since JK clocked 10 years on their (in name only) marriage.

Since this is essentially a clip show, they apparently had to save some budget this week. I guess part of this week's show budget became the SUV and the BMW.

Either that, or they finally ran out ideas for show topics - thus the clip show.

Calgary7 said...

chesterctymom said...

TLC's original mission was

"To satisfy curiosity and make a difference in people's lives by providing the highest quality content, services and products that entertain, engage and enlighten."


This was held up as an example of mission statements. Now it is such a travesty of corporate greed.

It's missing the fourth "e" exploit young children.

I've removed TLC from my channel setup by deleting the channel on my TV and other devices.

Ms.Peach said...

I can't believe how TLC is dragging this out. Someone called this a crapfest, and that's exactly what it is. Everyone who's been watching already knows the story. For those new viewers you'll get a blow by blow account of how tacky these people are. There is nothing endearing here except watching some little kids (and for those of us with little kids, we like ours better). If anything, I think new viewers, after reading all the controversy, will turn away in droves. TLC has jumped the shark.

Great Overhaul said...

I expect to see

The TLC spin doctors try to salvage Kate's image by revisiting a number of the original episodes.

With careful editing, they can minimize the number and severity of Kate's temper tantrums and meltdowns.

Kate could have been recording new voice overs in a secret location this weekend so that the original footage, carefully edited with a softer more loving voice could prime the summer season.

Many of the scenes in the original episodes that GWoPs and the viewers find distasteful, exploitive, or other causes for concern will disappear.

This could explain the frantic activity, the hiring of so many new editors, a new sound and all the other professionals that was discussed in a NC newspaper a few weeks ago.

If I was the original producer, I would find it morally questionable to re-cut, re-record, just to re-present already aired footage simply to make it more palatable to attract more viewers and to reduce the criticism of GWoP and others.

Koopdedoo said...

Blogger just wondering said...


This whole "New Episode" for tomorrow was just a way to divert attention from the horror of seeing Leah spanked and Mady being denied the water.

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I agree!! The "big announcement" is just a smokescreen, an attempt to block the bad press about Kate. The photo of Jon smoking was a smokescreen, too, but it didn't accomplish what TLC & K8's people wanted it to accomplish.

I think "The First 10 years" is a joke - maybe the "new footage" will be K8 viewing the old clips and getting teary, remorseful, "maybe we can work it out." A set up for counseling sessions.

Those poor kids. Having your parents play all of this out in the media for money...how do you ever recover from that? Can someone please rescue the kids from the out of control gravy train?? Is there some intervention that someone can set into motion??

Calgary7 said...

from radaronline www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/05/marley-me-author-gosselin-situation-“-recipe-meltdown”

Marley & Me Author: Gosselin Situation “A Recipe For A Meltdown”

John Grogan, beloved author of Marley & Me, didn’t let Kate Gosselin off easy when he penned a 2005 article on the mom of eight.

In his column, the writer criticized Kate Gosselin’s demand that Medicaid—and taxpayers—continue to pay for the nurse the family referred to as “a second mommy.”


He asked why, then, she didn’t go back to work herself. Her response? The family van couldn’t hold all eight kids in one trip and they couldn’t afford a bigger one.

Grogan also called for the Gosselins to take responsibility for their overwhelming brood.

“Gosselin, a registered nurse, knew the risks of taking fertility drugs,” he wrote. “Even after delivering twins on the first go-round, she rolled the dice again. And now she wants the state to pay for her gamble?”

While Grogan said he wanted to feel sympathetic to Kate Gosselin, he said she “radiated a sense of entitlement and inflexibility.”

The writer also predicted that the family would face trouble in the future, saying “they have brought upon the makings of a desperate situation” that would be “a recipe for a meltdown.”

Take Paws said...

TOO LATE TLC--no amount of damage control can revive this sham. So you don't have anything but old footage to patch together and call it a show? We're not buying it.
Just give it up-it's too late to put the pieces back together no matter how creatively you try to present it. Is there no one on your staff with even a shred of a conscience regarding the welfare of the Precious Eight? They're innocent children not commodities.

Nicole said...

I think it's interesting that TLC keeps changing the lineup. I often look ahead on the Directv guide to see what upcoming episodes will be. Prior to Thursday, tonight's episode was supposed to be about her Mother's Day celebration. Then the "big announcement" episode was set for tonight, and the Mother's Day was moved to next Monday. Now that episode seems to be gone completely, and next week is the "First Ten Years" BS.

What was the deal with the crotch shot? I missed hearing about that one.

sueshe said...

As I sit here thinking about this family, I am just blown away by what has happened to an extradiornary family.
I used to love to watch this family, found it so interesting how they handle so many kids. But it didn't take long for the $$$ to take over and the premise to change. Instead of dealing with the kids, we found Jon and Kate dealing with new bodies, whiter teeth, luxury spa visits, mansion, and the list goes on and on and on.
My interpretation of this whole mess is that Jon saw the monetary train wreck coming and wanted it stopped. And Kate saw what she set out to get and refuses to stop. I believe when the mansion was purchased, that is when it went spinning out of control.
Is this what 2009 tv is all about? How sad is it, that this once darling family of 10 is now going on national tv to announce what probably is going to be a split. Shouldn't this be for the family to deal with, and not the viewing public?
Will I tune in? Unfortunately yes, TLC has my curiosity peaked. But I can say that I really despise Kate, and hate how much she has changed. I feel for Jon, and my heart breaks for those innocent children. They will remember in latter years, how their mother played out this whole scenario. And they will also know that the parents allowed the whole series of their lives be sold on dvd. This is just sickening.
I really feel for these kids, because as Kate has said, there is no turning back. She can't be the mother that the kids really need. It will consist of nannies, helpers, and what ever else money can buy.
Jon will be there for those kids. We are seeing now how much he is venturing away from the wicked witch. He actually is signing autographs/pictures and giving them away for free. Something I bet he wanted to do for a very long time! He will be there for those kids, and help them get through a very tough time. Thank god the kids have a great dad.
TLC/Kate you should be so proud of yourselves. You have done a damn good job of destroying a family, and presenting it for all to see.
I hope that the ratings drop as fast as they rose, and that the next show will be the tombstone engraved with " THE END"!

busymom210 said...

This show is a train wreck! BUT....it is not all Kate's fault. Jon is just as much to blame as Kate is. Jon is the one with the numerous stories out there about visiting bars with numerous women other than his wife. Jon was all for the show and active until he got his hand caught in the cookie jar - now he wants nothing to do with the show. Kate has run too far with the filming and book deals and freebies etc. It is time to get a grip and make some reevaluations of what is truly important in life.

bach said...

Busymom210, Kate has been cheating as well. If you are going to bash Jon for doing it, you have to bash her as well. For all we know, Kate may have been to one to start cheating first and Jon just recently found out.

Dianew said...

Isn't their 15 minutes up yet?

I will not be watching tonight
I will spend it appreciating the finer things in my life, my family.

Go away Jon & Kate........

Jennifer said...

TLC is into this for several million dollars for this season alone, so they desperately need viewers because they've got to pay J&K whether the show airs or not. But if J&K don't announce the divorce we all know is happening, it will be the kiss of death to TLC for me because it will show that TLC doesn't care about anything but that money -- not this family, not these children, not their viewers.

Frankly, the longer this goes on the sicker I feel about those poor little kids. It explains to me why Mady has been acting out so much for the past couple of years. I thought she was just a spoiled brat, but she's been the warning that this is a family full of problems. I hope those kids can grow up to become healthy adults after all this garbage their parents have put them through. I hope they haven't been damaged permanently.

CC said...

Forgot to add this earlier-the barista at Starbucks allegedly said TLC requested permission to film KON after one of their counseling sessions....so who really knows. I have not watched since the original airing of the circus where they took the children to the McMansion and KHATE'S horrendously horrendous comment "this is all mine" as she looked out the kitchen window. Have not missed a beat due to this awesome blog!

Jen K said...

Like many of you, I won't be watching tonight and I was surprised to learn via some communications on Facebook that some of my friends have also seen the light and won't be watching either.

Some of my friends were die-hard fans, so to see this turn of opinion even for this type of episode, that's very encouraging.

Even if there is an uptick in viewership tonight, the bottom will fall out no matter what their announcement is. If it's that they are separating: duh, most people knew that had more or less already happened. Yawn....

If the announcement is that they are divorcing, most people will be so concerned for what will happen to the kids that the show will be one big DEPRESSING yawn and again...lower viewership.

No matter what, this is a desperate grab at one more big ratings show before things really start to flush down the toilet. I'm not worried: Karma comes in it's own time and it's been circling the block there in Wernersville for a few months now. It's just a matter of time before it pulls over and starts unloading big time.

lagne said...

In light of the TONS of negative criticism they're received lately (and are likely to continue receiving), I just plain can't understand how TLC and the Gosselins themselves can justify continuing the show.. and as someone already said, I don't see how they believe anyone will even continue watching if they do continue it.

What I keep thinking - Kate talked about the hefty mortgage they're paying on that new house. So I don't see them stopping the train any time soon.

However, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they announce the end of "Jon and Kate Plus 8," and we soon see Kate in some kind of new show - like the rumored upcoming cooking show, or some Martha Stewart knockoff show. I think Jon will mostly stay out of the spotlight.

Then a bit later, they divorce quietly instead of in front of the cameras in a VAIN, DELUSIONAL attempt to somewhat maintain the image they've cultivated over the past five years.

I really don't give a fart in the wind what they do. I just hope those children can regain some privacy.

Kittycat said...

MomofFour...I think exactly the same way you do!
When Jon said on the couch, I did not cheat on Khate...I know what happened and she knows what happened...I'm sure he was referring to what Kevin & Jodi said about Khate telling him to lead his own life as it was OVER. She was probably 'busy' with Steve long before she gave Jon permission to to the same. She had checked out of the marriage long before he was seen in bars or out with his new friends. She looked so bored and distant in many, many couch interviews way before he move...it was in the works way back.
I remember when they got the McMansion and she said at the kitchen counter....THIS IS ALL MINE...what a telling statement. She had a plan to get rid of Jon all along and hoped to keep their lives private to keep the cash cow afloat. Thank goodness he confided in Jodi & Kevin and they were brave enough to finally tell the truth.
The truth shall set you free. Those poor little kids. It is sickening the way she tries to play the victim in this...the wife who has been cheated on by her wayward hubby...c'mon Khate. Anybody who has had any contact with a Narcisist can see through this so easy....they are pros at creating and causing turmoil, stress, anguish anything to better themselves at any cost...then standing back and looking hurt and sad....what happened? I didn't do anything??
Classic action...the only thing that gives them away is that they can't stop themselves..they can try to hide it for awhile, but their true selves come out in the end...and Khate's end is hopefully soon...TLC needs to wake up and put an end to this.

MomofFour said...

In regard to "repackaging Kate": I think it will be difficult for TLC to "repackage" Kate as kinder and gentler. Their most popular show, voted by the fans, was the most embarassing moments show when she acted like a total idiot. That was the main draw of the show...tuning in to see Kate's meltdowns. It would be really self-destructive for TLC to try to repackage that image because fans of the show know every show...every moment..all the cringe factors. I know people who quit watching and they will tell you what episode and which meltdown made them stop. (A lot of people I know stopped watching with the Disney ice cream episode..when then she tried to blame Jon for the whole thing). If you took her meltdowns out there would be no show!! If TLC were "smart" they would throw Kate to the curb and focus on Jon and the kids. That's what people want to see. They would actually get a lot more ratings if they did that. Why the producers would want to showcase a mother who is so full issues ruining her kids' lives is beyond me. That is not what I call "family TV". You know it's fine if you want a little drama to pull in ratings but it's quite another to ruin the lives of a family. And if they try to vilify Jon after we've sat and watched him be badgered for a few years...then they're just plain stupid.

mkm19602000 said...

Nicole,

It was about the time of Leah's spanking. Kate was sipping "coffee". She was flitting about and gave the p-people several um "shots". She was "tastefully" attired in baby doll dresses so she exposed her fat azz on several different occasions.

maria said...

I was just watching a rerun on TLC, where Kevin 'helps' Jon put up the shelving in the garage. They interview Jodi and Kevin and ask them about Jon and Kate fighting so much. Jodi says something like "It's Jon and Kate. They don't mean it. They might snipe at each other and fight, but then they get it out of their system and are lovey dovey again. They love each other."

Yet NOW Jodi and Kevin say that it was so hard for TLC to get any usable footage because of the constant fighting between the two. I do believe that. It just makes Jodi look like a bit of a cover-up artist for saying what she did back then, although I'm sure she was just trying to be nice.

Hmm said...

Does anyone think that Jon's visit to Trump Towers is a part of the scam? Anyone can go in there to look at the place, under the premise that they are considering a purchase. It doesn't mean they truly intend to buy. I just find it suspicious that the week before the "big announcement," Jon looks at the apartment.

I think it's all just another part of TLC's carefully scripted "reality."

Laurie said...

Uh oh...I was making no sense with one of my sentences below. I said
"Somewhere for K8 to hand her had while on her book tour" - what I meant was "hang her hat". My bad for not proofing.

I read somewhere that they are going to show "never before seen home movies". I'll bet BM is $hi##ing her pants at that prospect...BM having a BM. LOL!

This whole show belongs in the toilet!

Elle Rose said...

Let me begin by saying that I absolutely know this won't happen. But. What IF- TLC has decided to cut off Jon and Kate like a gangrenous limb and try to salvage their disease riddled reputation by completely exposing the TRUE Kate. What if the "lost" footage was Kate at her finest, which would mean behavior that would likely result in her children being taken away and her reputation utterly destroyed. We've all speculated on the reels and reels of footage that must exist of the "real" kate. Obviously, this is just a fantasy and it won't happen, but oh, how sweet it would be for TLC to decide to "take the high road" (although it's much, much too late for them to honestly save their reputation) and show the public exactly why they are dumping the show and it's "star". OK, back to reality.

Teena said...

My guess is that the Special Announcement on June 22nd centres around the Gosselins stopping the show--why else would TLC bother to air, "The First 10 Years"....it fits perfectly....

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Kittycat,

You said everything that I have been thinking about Jon and Kate. Jon needs to find himself a woman that can treat him with respect. The abuse, from Kate, that Jon has taken all these years, has to end. No one should let another person treat them that way. The really sad part is that millions of people (viewers) also observed that abuse. I hope that Jon writes a book sometime in the future, maybe with Beth's help. Perhaps that will help Jon to "heal" some wounds left by Kate.

Annie said...

So there's going to be a second ten years? The kids will be 15 and 18 by then and the family should be FUBAR by then. However, Jon and Kate probably will be busy doing what-ever-it-is-they-do, cause their lives are so busy doing what-ever-it-is-they-do.

Then again I don't know if Jon can not breath for the next 10 years.

LovinMyRugrats said...

Hi GWoPers,

FYI, I checked out a parenting article on the Boston Globe and, just for fun, counted up the reader comments. Of 64 comments left, TWO were positive and/or defending J&K.

LovinMyRugrats said...

lagne,

The reason they won't cancel is all about $$$$$. TLC is milking the controversy for all it's worth. And it's working - they've had unprecedented viewership since the season premiere. And even though that viewership has steadily declined, it has remained very high for basic cable standards.

The realist in me knows that tonight they will merely announce a separation and that they'll just try to morph the show into a "Jon and Kate: Separate Lives" theme. But the other part of me, the hopeful part, continues to wish that they will announce the end of the show so that the kids can have a chance at some peace and normalcy.

momof5 said...

How many more times are they going to play the "how we got here" game? WE KNOW! You took fertility pills, had IUI (probably not), had twins, still weren't satisfied, did it again got 6, freebies rolled in, got a tv series & you still aren't happy.

The only episode I will watch is "our show is now over & we are losing everything".

emptynester said...

This episode has the potential for a huge backfire effect on TLC. Anyone who has viewed the show over from its inception ALREADY knows how much they've changed. For the new curiosity seekers, the changes will obvious ... everything from their so-called "humble" beginnings to their new glam/celebrity life. If any new viewer was ever in doubt that Kate is anything but a greedy fame whore, this episode should do it. It will be interesting to see how all of this is EDITED ... I have said before that I truly believe some of the original episodes were re-edited and shown as re-runs. No matter how The Lying Channel chooses to spin this, I the real evidence still exists all over the internet, You Tube, the G's own archived website, the blogs, etc.

plusoneandhappy said...

It was rather ironic that Jon was looking at apartments in a busy complex right as rumors started that a divorce announcment would come this monday...and Kate being absent on Fathers day while they played in the FRONT yard? All crafty...all plotted. Its all for money and ratings. I personally think the entire situation has been blown up. They saw how ratings and attention peaked when they made it into a tabloid and kept going. I find it annoying, and they should quit while they are ahead.

capslock said...

I remember when Kate said that she would continue the show as long as the kids were "Happy Healthy and Safe" (there was one other adjective but I forgot). Anyhow, the kids are NO LONGER safe for sure. Physically healthy, perhaps but I'm concerned about their mental health. Happy? I highly doubt it.

Also, Kate keeps on saying the show continues so the kids' college education can be paid for. First of all, it should all be covered by now -- even the house. Also what is the point? If Kate encourages EDUCATION so much, why does she pull her kids out of school for the sake of taping (two weeks early). Unfortunately, I don't think any of the Gosselin 8 will even think about hard work and college when their examples were getting a free ride for basically doing nothing.

TUNDRA said...

Calgary7 said ...

from radaronline

www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/05/marley-me-author-gosselin-situation-“-recipe-meltdown”

Marley & Me Author: Gosselin Situation “A Recipe For A Meltdown”

John Grogan, beloved author of Marley & Me, didn’t let Kate Gosselin off easy when he penned a 2005 article on the mom of eight.

In his column, the writer criticized Kate Gosselin’s demand that Medicaid—and taxpayers—continue to pay for the nurse the family referred to as “a second mommy.”


He asked why, then, she didn’t go back to work herself. Her response? The family van couldn’t hold all eight kids in one trip and they couldn’t afford a bigger one.

Grogan also called for the Gosselins to take responsibility for their overwhelming brood.

“Gosselin, a registered nurse, knew the risks of taking fertility drugs,” he wrote. “Even after delivering twins on the first go-round, she rolled the dice again. And now she wants the state to pay for her gamble?”

While Grogan said he wanted to feel sympathetic to Kate Gosselin, he said she “radiated a sense of entitlement and inflexibility.”

The writer also predicted that the family would face trouble in the future, saying “they have brought upon the makings of a desperate situation” that would be “a recipe for a meltdown.”

6/22/2009 4:22 AM

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Wow! How very astute and even prophetic! Thanks for sharing! I loved the book and movie. Grogan Rocks!

TUNDRA

rockypriscilla said...

Julie has a new post up today! It's a must read!!!

Jodie said...

a rose is a rose said...
Jon, do yourself and the children a favor. On the weekends that you have visitation, take those kids to see their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. It is the kindest and most noble thing you can do. These children NEED their family, and YOU can be the one to break the ice. Kate can no longer control you, so be your own man.

6/21/2009 9:16 PM

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I have nothing to add, but wanted to say that I agree with this 100%. I can only hope that Jon really does read this blog and that posting it again might increase the chances that he sees this.

capslock said...

I remember when Kate said that she would continue the show as long as the kids were "Happy Healthy and Safe" (there was one other adjective but I forgot). Anyhow, the kids are NO LONGER safe for sure. Physically healthy, perhaps but I'm concerned about their mental health. Happy? I highly doubt it.

Also, Kate keeps on saying the show continues so the kids' college education can be paid for. First of all, it should all be covered by now -- even the house. Also what is the point? If Kate encourages EDUCATION so much, why does she pull her kids out of school for the sake of taping (two weeks early). Unfortunately, I don't think any of the Gosselin 8 will even think about hard work and college when their examples were getting a free ride for basically doing nothing.

From - Joel & Sue Plus TWO

sueshe said...

Jodi's sisters blog states today the charade the Gosselin's portrayed on tv. Their marriage has been over for sometime, it was all scripted for tv. This would of continued if Jon wasn't caught.
I really can't wait for the tell all book to come out. I will be the first in line to buy it...

StopMommieDearest said...

Jennifer said...

... Frankly, the longer this goes on the sicker I feel about those poor little kids. It explains to me why Mady has been acting out so much for the past couple of years. I thought she was just a spoiled brat, but she's been the warning that this is a family full of problems. I hope those kids can grow up to become healthy adults after all this garbage their parents have put them through. I hope they haven't been damaged permanently.
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Personally, I hope every single one of those 8 children sue their parents and TLC when they reach adulthood, for mental abuse, invasion of privacy, stress and psychological harm.

Jana said...

As to the speculation that Kate and TLC are trying to develop a spin off show for Kate - perhaps a cooking show or some type of Martha Stewart knock off -- I really, really hope they try! Martha Stewart may be a workaholic, and may have sacrificed her family life for her career, but she's a very savvy businesswoman. She knows her stuff.

Kate, on the other hand, is as phony as a three dollar bill. What Kate does best is imitate others. She thinks if she dresses a certain way, drives a certain high end car, has an expensive home, all the trappings of success, then that makes her successful. But what she's missing is an actual spark of originality or talent or even basic skills needed to carry off true success.

I have been watching The Next Food Network Star (and have every season), and they are always telling the contestants that they need to be able to connect with the viewer, bring them into their world, make them want to watch you. Kate doesn't really connect with the viewer -- she's too busy flirting, joking and acting up for the camera person. Women, who are the majority of viewers who tune in for a cooking or home show, will find her fake, annoying and basically useless.

So please TLC -- won't you bring us two or three episodes to mock, before it is embarrassingly canceled?

AeroSpice said...

sueshe said...
Will I tune in? Unfortunately yes, TLC has my curiosity peaked.......

I hope that the ratings drop as fast as they rose, and that the next show will be the tombstone engraved with " THE END"!

6/22/2009 4:37 AM
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If you truly hope the ratings drop...DO NOT WATCH!!!! It will be all over the internet and news and this blog within a few seconds after it airs.....Come here for the update..or watch it on youtube later, but PLEASE for the love of all things non-kateish..let the 'dustillies" settle on your remote control and DO NOT WATCH!!

Craptacular Kate said...

Kate is the Hamptons with a date this weekend according to Blind Gossip

TUNDRA said...

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Kate Gosselin's Greatest Meltdowns

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/must-see-video-kate-gosselins-greatest-meltdowns

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Edited to add:

Rumor is it's NOT Kate Gosselin in The Hamptons, but one of the Real Housewives of NYC cast (e.g. Kelly K. Bensimon). LOLS ... guess most people think Kate isn't rich or snobby enough to be included in the Hamptons party circuit. I tend to agree. Besides, who would take Kate on a date pre Big Announcement. As far as the world knows, the Gosselins are still married, just not getting along.

Hambone said...

rockypriscilla said...
Does anyone know what episode Kate puts one of the boys on the laundry room floor? I can't recall the name. Thanks =)

6/21/2009 11:59 PM



It's the one where the twins go to cooking school.

Hmm said...

Let me begin by saying that I absolutely know this won't happen. But. What IF- TLC has decided to cut off Jon and Kate like a gangrenous limb and try to salvage their disease riddled reputation by completely exposing the TRUE Kate. What if the "lost" footage was Kate at her finest, which would mean behavior that would likely result in her children being taken away and her reputation utterly destroyed. We've all speculated on the reels and reels of footage that must exist of the "real" kate.

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Screw the ratings. THAT I would watch!!!

SO Over KON said...

Didn't they just do a re-run of most, if not all, of the epis leading up to the Season 5Premiere? Then why do we need yet another retrospective?

I truly agree with the poster upthread who guessed that maybe they are editing scenes to show a kindler, gentler Kate - of course, only those who have NEVER seen the show will believe what they see. If this is what happens, TLC just needs to call it a day. They are shooting themselves and all their credibility to he**.

And, even if the ratings increase for tonight and next week, what can they do to sustain them? Is there going to be a big announcement every week? Believe me, none of the Gosselins (sorry, kids included) are THAT interesting.

Please TLC, I beg of you, let this sinking ship go. I've watched a couple of the preview shows for some of your new offerings (there are at least three wedding-related shows and I love shows about weddings) and they are not that bad; in fact, that's why I haven't been able to totally ban this channel from my home, but believe me, I'm headed in that direction. I cannot stand the sight of Ms. Kate, or the sound of her voice, so anything that she is in I refuse to watch. It's time for you guys to start putting your eggs in another basket before she puts you guys completely out of business (not that you won't deserve it!).

Get it together, fools!!!!

Hmm said...

sueshe said...
Will I tune in? Unfortunately yes, TLC has my curiosity peaked.......

I hope that the ratings drop as fast as they rose, and that the next show will be the tombstone engraved with " THE END"!

6/22/2009 4:37 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you truly hope the ratings drop...DO NOT WATCH!!!! It will be all over the internet and news and this blog within a few seconds after it airs.....Come here for the update..or watch it on youtube later, but PLEASE for the love of all things non-kateish..let the 'dustillies" settle on your remote control and DO NOT WATCH!!

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AGREE AGREE AGREE. It will be all over the internet (not just the site) as well as the entertainment shows tonight. Someone mentioned that the CNN entertainment buzz that airs at 11pm Eastern has already said they will cover it.

This is all a scam by TLC to boost the ratings that have been sinking like a rock. Don't watch and let those ratings continue to dive!

Dianna said...

Teena said...

My guess is that the Special Announcement on June 22nd centres around the Gosselins stopping the show--why else would TLC bother to air, "The First 10 Years"....it fits perfectly....
__________________

I thought of that too! In dirty feet scene she's upset because the payroll has ended. It's either shows over or we're divorcing- show goes on with only Kate.

ANgie said...

Is TLC really serious with this? This must be the anniversary special they were taping for. I used to have a lot of respect for TLC, but to try and capitalize on a broken family is sickening. Jon and Kate I have no words for. Normally I would blame Kate for something like this, but Jon has to sign on the dotted line too. They have come so far from the struggling family of 10. Everything about them is new. New house, new cars, new makeovers, new significant others. Money has destroyed them and they just keep going back for more. Doing it for the kids my ass. This was always all about them.

JenInTexas2 said...

Oh goodness, I HOPE TLC does some majorly stupid show tonight and they lose viewers!

I haven't watched since the premiere and won't watch tonight. They are obviously squirming and grasping at straws, hence the First Ten Years show as well.

BTW: Momof2, that picture of Kate makes me crack up every single time I see it!!

CC said...

I posted this elsewhere-should be here too. A barista at Starbucks that KHATE frequents swears and be-damns that the hype is all about counseling and that TLC has already requested permission to film KON at Starbucks after one of their counseling sessions. This is from my friend who lives in Berks County and is a fixture at that particular Starbucks.

Finally commenting said...

I hope they'll also show some of the home movies of Kate on her wedding day/honeymoon, talking in that ridiculous baby-talk voice. Shows exactly what sort of mature, responsible woman she was then, and things haven't changed much....

lea said...

How nice. Living and spending off the backs of innocent children.

readerlady said...

Uhn, Uhn. Won't watch. I'll be watching HIMYM and "The Closer". I can't imagine that they have any new "wisdom" to impart.

While browsing another website last week I came across this gem. Don't know if it's been posted on here before. If so - apologies. TLC = Traumatizes Little Children.

I think things were getting rocky for Kon before the fake vow renewal last year. I never could figure out why Kate was so adamant to the children that "Mommy and Daddy will be together forever". Four year olds don't usually know from divorce. Seven - eight year olds, maybe, if they have friends/family members who are divorced. At the time I thought she was protesting too much. Now I think that the kids were overhearing serious fighting between J & K and Kate was afraid one of them (Mady, probably) would say something to spill the beans. Regardless, it was a cynical and cruel act to perpetrate on 8 trusting little souls.

CC said...

JenInTexas2 said...
Oh goodness, I HOPE TLC does some majorly stupid show tonight and they lose viewers!

Jen in Texas.....TLC already does majorly stupid shows whereby they exploit children on a regular basis. Sorry, I know what you meant and I hope you are right. I am just so sick of KON. I turned on the news at lunch and our LOCAL news started the broadcast about KON and the big announcement. Pathetic.

inkstergirl said...

"Newly discovered home video footage of Jon and Kate.." I read this 3 times until I realized it sait "newly discovered" not "newly divorced" - my brain had a Freudian slip. LOL!

capslock said...

In the first ten years:

Kate and Jon basically had nothing. Then they purchased the $300K ish Elizabethtown(?) home. Now they have the 1.1 Million Dollar home.

I am from Florida, and 1.1 Million dollars does NOT buy much (at least until the real estate bubble burst) so personally I think they got ALOT for their money and did not find the home to be that extravagant. This is just about the ONLY positive thing I can say regarding Jon & Kate and this nightmare.

My husband is from a family with NINE brothers and sisters and all managed well in a modest Ohio home.

What I find most upsetting is not the purchase of the new home, but Kate's behavior in the Bye Bye Old House episode regarding the older one: she constantly made faces and griped and complained about how she ever could have lived there.

In this economy, most of us are blessed to even have a home.

All this to say, if it only took less than three years to become so disenchanted with the first "new home," how long will it be until the "McMansion" is no longer good enough?

How can it be that Kate is not grateful for anything? If the show never took off she would have never had the luxury of affording anything else and would be paying off the 300K home for the next 30 years like most mortgages.

First Jon, and now that he is somewhat out of the picture, the dogs have become an inconvenience. SHE picked them out. SHE dictated what the names would be. SHE had it all her way. Now her attitude is (at the book signing to that girl): "Oh, you can have them."

My main concern is when will the children become the next annoyance and/or inconvenience? When they step out of line and talk back? When they don't look and behave like perfectly dressed mix and match toy soldiers? When they go through an awkward teenage stage and aren't as cute as they were? I think the main problem is Kate is lacking true unconditional love.

I hope the show is pulled SOON!

just wondering said...

Excuse me if I scream at everyone for just a second, but I need to get inside your heads..

THIS IS ALL JUST A PLOY TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HITTING LEAH AND THE VIDEO OF MADY BEING DENIED WATER!!!!

And the way everyone is talking about the "New Show" it worked.

They are not going to announce anything they weren't going to announce anyway, they just moved it up a couple of weeks.

IT'S A DIVERSION! A PR TRICK!

Don't fall for it..

MomofFour said...

So I wonder if Kate has tried to bribe or buy all the footage TLC has of her going off the deep end that they haven't shown yet? And I say "yet" on purpose. That vault has GOT to be worth some money.

Merry/OCNJ said...

OK before I went into hospital there was a reporter asking people to come forward with any info for an articles she would be writing.Well what happened?did i dream this or what.I can fing no info of this anywhere.Was it a scam I hope someome will tell me
thanks

Move along, nothing special... said...

How many times have we seen/read/heard about "how we got here"? It was the focus on an entire book and at least 2 episodes of the show? Why should I care about their background anyway? Pregnancies aside, they are no more special than anyone else. They're a couple of Gen-X brats, like a lot of people our age, who don't want to work for a living. They make me sick.

Kathy said...

Oh goodness, yesterday evening I did a goof -- I sent my comment under 'anonymous'. Goes to show I didn't read the instuctions, and as a teacher, that is very embarrassing to admit. But my question is, do any of you think that Kate knows she might be the most despised person in the US at the moment? Do you think she has become so blinded by the money and 'fame', that she simply doesn't care anymore? Whew, sad and sick, all at the same time. I'm serious about asking this and I look forward to any and all of the comments. I like this site, keep up the good work!

Michie said...

So, um....divorce papers were filed today, according to People.com.

used to be a fan... said...

Just read on tmz.com that Jon&Kate have filed divorce papers in Bucks County:

www.tmz.com

Ohio Mom said...

PEOPLE MAGAZINE BREAKING NEWS JON AND KATE FILES DIVORCE PAPERS TODAY

Pete said...

Those poor kids..KON could care less how this affects their kids

Laundry Room Floor said...

Hambone said...
rockypriscilla said...
Does anyone know what episode Kate puts one of the boys on the laundry room floor? I can't recall the name. Thanks =)

It's the one where the twins go to cooking school.

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Poor Joel. It's on
"cooking with the twins part 2". Here is the YouTube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwmhm275Rwk

Mandy said...

The timing of the release of the divorce filming is very convenient isn't it..don't be fooled..they are trying to up the ratings and it is just total manipulation yet again..Jon and Kate you truly disgust me

Mandy said...

oops..I meant 'divorce filing'

Not a fan of either said...

What I find really sickening is that according to Julie's blog, Jon and Kate were not getting along when they renewed their vows and separated soon after. That means they both knew it was all a sham. It was all about their free trip to Hawaii. That is just wrong. Do they not care at all what they are doing to their children? How do these children tell real from reality. I don't want to see how they got here -- again. They make me sick. Both of them.

poetrystruth said...

Dlisted.com posted that they have filed for a LEGAL SEPARATION! So much for the announcement. Probably gonna announce they're splitting, but are going to try counseling...more cash the longer they stretch this out.

ImFrancie said...

I predict that the June 29 episode will be the "Farewell to Jon and Kate Plus 8" episode.

TLC seems set to re-run all the recent episodes ad nauseum to give advertisers their money's worth before the grand finale.

Season 5 is history.

AndimominIL said...

Ahh - NOW I know while next week's show is "The First Ten Years"

A) With Jon out of the way, Kate probably signed a 10 year contract with TLC for daily episodes (she'd have gone longer, but by then the twins will be 18 and legal adults)

B) They've already filmed and cut several shows of them "pretending" to be together and now need to re-edit/re-interview them all to acknowledge their separation. To give them more time to fix them, it's easier to do another 'how we got there' show with already edited footage - so they'll get an extra week.

Todd said...

Wait, how did they find MORE unaired footage?

MBach said...

I bet there is enough unseen footage to create 30 or more episodes. Some of it would be that Night At The Museum film that was not used (right? I never watch anymore, and count on the recaps). I read that the camera crew followed Kate/Hate and the kids+boyfriend all over that vacation in NC. Wouldn't that make great entertainment?

Maybe they filmed Jon/Iamarealdisappointment talking to the paps with the kids in the distant background. Or film of Kate/Hate shopping and shopping, because she "loves" it now. Or maybe they have film of Kate/Hate having her birthday cake and eating it too, while downing a bottle of wine, then purging to continue wearing her tight jean skirt.

Who knows what those fans want to see? TLC could have hours and hours more of the kids in the bathroom, or sick, or fighting, or having their parents fight in front of them. It is all fun, fun, and more fun! Right?

marie said...

I just wish Kate would sit and watch this show alone and see how she treated her husband and her kids. Not look at Jon and be critical of him but just look at her actions. If this first 10 yrs was cut and pasted to make her look good then I hope she looks at last seasons DVDs and just really be honest with herself while watching...and that the light bulb moment would happen. She really doesn't get it. She is so busy being right and a victim that she is blinded by the truth. I bet if the filming stops the tups will be in school full time 5 days a week.

They Assume a Heckuva Lot said...

It just bugs me that "The First Ten Years" alludes to "The Next Ten Years." Like what the heck does that even mean? Watching Jon and Kate co-parent in the second half, whereas they were parent-parent in the first half? I suppose in Jon and Kate's, and TLC's, infinite wisdom and clueless arrogance, they think they'll be filmed in the next ten years like the first ten years? I predict the ratings to continue to plummet because viewers and fans are not sad, they're disgusted. Hey, Gosselins...hey, TLC...gotta newsflash for ya: don't bank on it.

mom-of-one said...

Let me begin by saying that I absolutely know this won't happen. But. What IF- TLC has decided to cut off Jon and Kate like a gangrenous limb and try to salvage their disease riddled reputation by completely exposing the TRUE Kate. What if the "lost" footage was Kate at her finest, which would mean behavior that would likely result in her children being taken away and her reputation utterly destroyed. We've all speculated on the reels and reels of footage that must exist of the "real" kate. Obviously, this is just a fantasy and it won't happen, but oh, how sweet it would be for TLC to decide to "take the high road" (although it's much, much too late for them to honestly save their reputation) and show the public exactly why they are dumping the show and it's "star". OK, back to reality.

*****

I LOVE THIS! Take note, TLC. This would be a fantastic idea, and you could probably get even more than 10 mill viewers if you showed any truth about Khate. But we all know that you can't handle the truth, heheh.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

And......given all the bad press of late - they'll only pick the "best" to put on.

I'm sure there will be some commentary by them both - picking their favorite episodes or whatever.

Stall tactics.....and a chance to air "something" - seeing there won't be anything new for another 6 weeks (at least).

But you can always count on the repeatedly repeated re-run/marathons that are sure to come