The Tabloids and Websites - June 15

It seems that there is still no end in sight so here is the spot for this week.

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Snerk said...

http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2009/06/renaming_jon_and_kate.html

Are they that sneaky to be gradually phasing out Jon or did he request it?

Trish said...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-06-15/eight-little-victims/

But kids lack the legal capacity to consent to self-exploitation—and although the law presumes parents will act in their children’s best interests, the law becomes dubious, as it should, when Mom and Dad are raking in the dough on the backs of their little angels.

my9cats said...

KATE!!
Family Circle has your famously famous flag cake on its cover.
How dare they do this to you (smirk)! Those awful mags, ruining your cookbook.

Anonymous said...

my9cats said

And Cool Whip had it all the way back in 1976 to pay tribute to the bicentennial. Katie Irene lies.

mkm19602000

SarahLee123 said...

I read on PEOPLE magazine, the interview that Jon did with them. I don't have an exact quote, but he said that before every season, the family have a discussion over filming. He said that if the kids didn't want it, they would never film, regardless of what Jon or Kate wanted. I read this, and I wondered whether the kids say yes to filming because 1) they're too young to realize the impact it will have on them later on, 2) they feel as if they have no other choice or 3) Jon is lying about this.

Casey and Smudge said...

Haha, I saw the flag cake on the cover in Canada too. I had a little laugh because it reminded me of Kate (who just happened to be on every other magazine cover) while I waited to check out. I think Canadian Living did a similar take on the maple leaf with strawberries and whipped topping. Whatever, eh, I won't be watching tonight. The summer weather is finally here!

Angie said...

SarahLee: Something tells me the discussions went a little something like this, "Kids don't you want to keep going on really fun trips?" and then the kids said, "Yes." And then Kate and Jon looked at each other and said, "Well that settles it, the kids want to keep doing this."

Actually it's more likely that both Jon and Kate are making the whole thing up.

JustMe said...

SarahLee said: ''I read on PEOPLE magazine, the interview that Jon did with them. I don't have an exact quote, but he said that before every season, the family have a discussion over filming. He said that if the kids didn't want it, they would never film, regardless of what Jon or Kate wanted. I read this, and I wondered whether the kids say yes to filming because 1) they're too young to realize the impact it will have on them later on, 2) they feel as if they have no other choice or 3) Jon is lying about this.''

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Or, 4) They know better than to contradict what Kate says they want.

just wondering said...

SarahLee123 said...
he said that before every season, the family have a discussion over filming. He said that if the kids didn't want it, they would never film, regardless of what Jon or Kate wanted. I read this, and I wondered whether the kids say yes to filming because 1) they're too young to realize the impact it will have on them later on, 2) they feel as if they have no other choice or 3) Jon is lying about this.

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I believe that they tell the kids that they will have wonderful vacations, get new toys, new bikes, Crooked Houses, dogs, etc... But only if they do the show.

Bribery, in other words..

LB said...

I never knew about this one: it sounds they did the interview over the phone.

http://www.budgetsavvymag.com/content/view/1242/180/

Shopping at Payless? And with coupons? Payless doesn't mail or print coupons in the Sunday paper. You can get them when you sign up through their website, however. I did that when I had to order my size online for a particular pair of shoes. I never heard of them doing that. Hmmm...

iloveuniman said...

I've been making a variation of this flag cake for years before this show aired. Saw recipes first on both Martha Stewart and Barefoot Contessa. This is nothing new.

justwondering said...

Passing Along - casting a new show for those who are divorced

This is really strange. I got this from MSN and sweepstakes links. But Glassman media starting up a show about people recently divorced, then I get Kelly Ripa talking about some show when I googled it.
I wonder if the Glassmans are connected to "Glassman media"? If they are...awful strange Jon has been hanging around and they are casting for divorced people. Jon's R&D - 'research and development' rich and divorced, ha!

jodifur said...

on mamapop- which covers the gosselins pretty closely

http://www.mamapop.com/mamapop/2009/06/gosselins-now-being-investigated-for-animal-cruelty.html

emmasmommy said...

Surround yourself with positive, loving, caring family and friends. More than ever you need a support system. 2nd get yourself the best attorney money can buy. We had to do that for my husbands case and it may be expensive but it is worth it in the end. Protect your kids..They did not choose to come into the world and they have no fault for the mother they have. Learn from this and grow stronger, please...

idontwannabekate said...

I was checking my yahoo mail and this was the front cover story.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/jon-kate-plus-8-gosselin-family-fan-backlash-picks-up-steam--405

And also, my momma was so ahead of her time. She too was making that flag cake back in the 70's. Think she should give Kate some royalties?

cenralNYkel said...

I didn't see the Yahoo opener..my boyfriend did and he said, "Look! There's your favorite!"

Sarcasm meant.

Finally. I hope people and media are getting this mass charade.

Kara Michelle said...

Oh for the love of Betty Crocker! The Flag Cake recipe has been on the Kraft Foods website for years I first saw it 4 years ago when my youngest was a toddler and we had to do patriotic desserts for the school Memorial Day picnic.
This is NOT anything new, and certainly NOT Kate's creation (she better not dare put this on her cookbook which I will definitely boycott; otherwise she'll be in hot water with Kraft Foods.
---Here is the link: http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Entertaining/HolidaysEvents/PatrioticPartyMenu.htm

just wondering said...

justwondering said...
Passing Along - casting a new show for those who are divorced

This is really strange. I got this from MSN and sweepstakes links. But Glassman media starting up a show about people recently divorced, then I get Kelly Ripa talking about some show when I googled it.
I wonder if the Glassmans are connected to "Glassman media"? If they are...awful strange Jon has been hanging around and they are casting for divorced people. Jon's R&D - 'research and development' rich and divorced, ha!

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Does not seem to be connected..



Glassman Media was founded by Andrew Glassman in 2001 following his successful
career as an Emmy Award-winning investigative broadcast journalist during which
he appeared on-air at NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, WCAU, and WNBC.

Mom23inNC said...

justwondering said:

This is really strange. I got this from MSN and sweepstakes links. But Glassman media starting up a show about people recently divorced, then I get Kelly Ripa talking about some show when I googled it.
I wonder if the Glassmans are connected to "Glassman media"? If they are...awful strange Jon has been hanging around and they are casting for divorced people. Jon's R&D - 'research and development' rich and divorced, ha!

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I googled "Glassman Media". They have a website and in their "about" section it tells who Glassman is:

Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company whose credits include network primetime dating, competition, self-improvement, competition and game formats.

Glassman’s credits include NBC’s hit “Average Joe,” whose first season finale attracted more than 25 million viewers ranking it as the second highest rated reality telecast in NBC network history; the critically-acclaimed “Three Wishes” (NBC) which was named the “most family friendly show on broadcast television”; “The Ex-Wives Club” (ABC), “National Bingo Night” (ABC) which drove 25 million bingo card downloads and catapulted ABC.com to #1 among broadcast network websites, and “Bingo America” (GSN).

Glassman Media was founded by Andrew Glassman in 2001 following his successful career as an Emmy Award-winning investigative broadcast journalist during which he appeared on-air at NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, WCAU and WNBC.


It doesn't seem to be the same Glassman...

Pauper Princess said...

Picture #4 in the list:

Kate Gosselin is spotted pushing around one of her daughters in a shopping cart at Target in Reading, Pennsylvania on June 14th.

http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/star-photos-pics-you-may-have-missed/297394

melissa said...

LB said...
I never knew about this one: it sounds they did the interview over the phone.

http://www.budgetsavvymag.com/content/view/1242/180/

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So many things make me laugh out loud!

I also splurge on making memories for my family with vacations. Also, I attend a spa once a month. It keeps me sane.
Would those be the FREE vacations? How do you splurge on free?

I am grateful for hand me downs and put them to good use!
Really? You did not like the "hand me down" cribs your father's congregation GAVE you because they did not match.

Ninety five percent of my time is dedicated to planning. Planning the schedule, paying bills, planning the grocery shopping. It is an enjoyable challenge.
Really, 95%?? Wow, how do you do that when WAY more than 5% of your time is spent filming, traveling and relieving stress at the spa??

She is one highly organized individual. Like any good CEO, she tries to stay five steps ahead and is always rethinking the family's processes to make them smoother.
Wow, I guess I never thought of myself as a CEO. I like more touchy-feely terms like Mom and wife. I wonder if she gives her FAMILY performance evaluations? Can you see it now? The kids get older and they say, "This is my boss...um, I mean mom."

Pauper Princess said...

LB said...

I never knew about this one: it sounds they did the interview over the phone.

http://www.budgetsavvymag.com/content/view/1242/180/
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"I splurge on Procter and Gamble products. I believe in their products and even when times were tough, I figured out a way to afford them through coupons and sales. I also splurge on making memories for my family with vacations. Also, I attend a spa once a month. It keeps me sane. "

{Gag!}

Melissa said...

I am SO excited!!! It seems that Starbucks must only serve ORGANIC drinks now. I feel healthier already!

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v25838695001_Raw_Kate_Gosselin_Out_and_About.html

Mary said...

Oh for the love of Betty Crocker! The Flag Cake recipe has been on the Kraft Foods website for years I first saw it 4 years ago when my youngest was a toddler and we had to do patriotic desserts for the school Memorial Day picnic.
This is NOT anything new
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I made it with oldest kid when he was little too -- he is now 34 years old!

met said...

Picture #4 in the list:

She is still texting on the pink phone! Who the hell does she talk to?

The last time my youngest (5) sat in the BABY seat in a shopping cart was when is was 2 or 3. How does she fit those kids in there?

Anonymous said...

"I am grateful for hand me downs and put them to good use!"
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Maybe by selling them at a consignment store???

Treece said...

I was hoping the comments on animal cruelty were a little more valid, but really animal activists take a muzzle like you just skinned an animal alive. I love pets to death but you cannot tell me that most large dogs don't get laid on or what not. If they had fragile chihuahuas, I would be skeptical from the beginning, but these are hardy German Shepherds, not Pomeranians. Totally ruined my day lol.

samanthaphilly said...

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/jon-kate-plus-8-gosselin-family-fan-backlash-picks-up-steam--405

FINALLY! the intelligent voices of former fans are being heard! will it stop kate's perks and millions? will it help the 8 (aka the children) in time?

Jen K said...

So one of the kids was in the baby seat of a cart? The kid is 5 years old for crying out loud! My kid isn't even two and I can barely fit him in there and do it without a fight.

What's with the constant infantalization of these kids? Five year olds walk, they drink out of regular cups, they read, they sit on regular chairs, the use regular flatwear and dishes....geez, these kids are going to be wearing Underoos until they go to college at this rate.

thehazlettfamily said...

Jen K said...

So one of the kids was in the baby seat of a cart? The kid is 5 years old for crying out loud! My kid isn't even two and I can barely fit him in there and do it without a fight.

What's with the constant infantalization of these kids? Five year olds walk, they drink out of regular cups, they read, they sit on regular chairs, the use regular flatwear and dishes....geez, these kids are going to be wearing Underoos until they go to college at this rate.
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I hate to defend Kate, but, in PA your child needs to be 8 or 4'9" to be out of car seats/booster seats. My son is 10 and 4' 1". His Dr. reminds me that he needs to be in a car seat due to his size.

thehazlettfamily said...

Obviously, I did not read Jen's post clearly. Baby seat of a cart! Nope unnecessary and a real waste of resources that could be used by an actual baby.

The Bingham Family said...

Here's a an interview Jon did with our local news here in Utah. It's interesting because Kate's not there so we actually get to hear Jon's voice. A lot of what he says is BS but some interesting detail.
http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=77942@kutv.dayport.com&navCatId=62

Momof2 said...

Oh...if Jon's gone they can rename the show "The Lying, the Witch and the Warlock" (Mr. Gray playing the role of the warlock...magically appearing and disappearing)....

...and the 8 little elves dance about their feet..trying to stay on the good side of the evil witch and trying to stomach the organic turkish delight...with no water to wash it down with.

ICExploitation said...

If Kate is considered a CEO because she's organzied and Jon an IT Analyst because he took a microsoft course, then I must be Bill Gates.

JerseyShore said...

Andrew Glassman was a news reporter in Philly about 15 years ago. He was a young single guy dating around alot. His dad, Harry, was a plastic surgeon married to Victoria Principal. I remember he was very loud when he reported the news.

Donna R. said...

This is just a thought, but it's possible that Kate is NOT texting, but reading about herself online! I have an iPhone myself, and when texting you can't hold the phone on it's side. That is mostly for making the screen landscape for the Internet or watching videos or playing games. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Kate is reading everything here on GWOP to see what she is doing wrong. LOL.

Josie said...

Mary said...

Oh for the love of Betty Crocker! The Flag Cake recipe has been on the Kraft Foods website for years I first saw it 4 years ago when my youngest was a toddler and we had to do patriotic desserts for the school Memorial Day picnic.
This is NOT anything new
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I can't speak for how long the flag cake has been around..but for those of us that were around in 1976 during the bi centinual..it seems like anyone and everyone was making a flag cake and they were on the covers of every cooking/woman's magazine around

RachieDough said...

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v25838695001_Raw_Kate_Gosselin_Out_and_About.html

choose Raw: Jon Plays with All 8

Oh my gosh... I just saw this clip and my heart broke into a million pieces. Most of it is just Jon, driving the tractor, taking the trash to the end of the driveway, but there is a clip where one of the sextuplets, looks like little Hannah, bounds out the front door and over to the garage to see her dad. She is just SKIPPING and BOUNCING, so innocent, so pure, and in the background you can clearly hear all snapshots being taken. I don't know why, but that 10 seconds just devastated me.

I don't care if you like Jon and Kate or not. I don't care if you agree with their decisions about the show. And truthfully, when they are out and about town, I don't care if the papprazzi snaps a photo. I'm sure it is annoying for the family, but if you want to take a pic of Kate pumping gas, or driving through Starbucks, fine. They put themselves in the public eye, and they benefit from it greatly. Whether it turns out to be detrimental to the kids remains to be seen, but these people who sit outside their house disgust me. A little girl going out to the garage to see her Daddy, and some creep is videotaping to whole thing. For God's sake, who thinks that is okay?

Cathryn said...

"Obviously, I did not read Jen's post clearly. Baby seat of a cart! Nope unnecessary and a real waste of resources that could be used by an actual baby."

Well, Kate doesn't HAVE a baby to put in the cart, and every shopping cart has the child seat at the handle. No waste of resources.

Heather said...

The Bingham Family said...
Here's a an interview Jon did with our local news here in Utah. It's interesting because Kate's not there so we actually get to hear Jon's voice. A lot of what he says is BS but some interesting detail.
http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=77942@kutv.dayport.com&navCatId=62

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What the--?? Jon sounds like a high school/college kid in this interview. He must have used the word "like" a hundred times. His vocabulary, grammar and interview skills obviously deteriorate when not around K8. OR!!! He's 1)relaxed and being himself (a dimwit), 2) He's hanging around with college kids so much now, he thinks he IS one.

4thekids said...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1848005/jon_and_kate_anniversary_more_important.html


Among other things in this article, "It almost also seems like they are deceiving their long term fans in order to keep them watching the show rather than just presenting some honest information about what is going on with the couple."

ByeByeJ&K said...

I just saw a video of paps following Kate and asking her questions and one said Kate you looked good in that bikini. I would have been creeped out and scared. How in the world do you sleep at night.

BellasMom said...

On American Choppers the tups were playing in the crooked house.
On next weeks J&K episode it shows them getting more houses or are they reversing weeks on us? Did anyone else notice that?

Calgary7 said...

4thekids said...
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1848005/jon_and_kate_anniversary_more_important.html

Among other things in this article, "It almost also seems like they are deceiving their long term fans in order to keep them watching the show rather than just presenting some honest information about what is going on with the couple."


No one likes deception nor dishonesty. Especially at a time when corporate greed and ponzi schemes have been devastating to many people's wallets.

Any media trainer would advise their clients to be honest and truthful when dealing with a messy situation.

Don't say one thing and do another. Don't claim something is important and then demonstrate it clearly isn't.

Clearly they are getting some bad advice and they are sacrificing their reputations to create some drama.

Rosie said...

eonline stated that Jon was revrieving dogs from a kennel in Delaware. anybody know anything?

pretty is as pretty does said...

SarahLee123 said...
I read on PEOPLE magazine, the interview that Jon did with them. I don't have an exact quote, but he said that before every season, the family have a discussion over filming. He said that if the kids didn't want it, they would never film, regardless of what Jon or Kate wanted.
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Yeah, Jon like sure totally, wicked right you are there dude. I bet if you ask a five year old do they want ice cream and cake for breakfast and a unicorn to live in their closet I am sure they would think it was a great idea, at 5 they really know what is best for themselves and have a good grasp on reality.

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

Well I'm proud to say I've finally joined the club of "I'm not watching the show tonight". What the heck does tonight's show have to do with raising 8 small children? Motorcycle guys making custom motorcyles for Mom And Dad. The show has more than lost it's way, it's gone over the cliff into the chasm of complete and utter absurdity.

MD Mom of 3 said...

I'm still trying to find a website for it. The TV Guide Channel is doing a special "Jon & Kate: Is It Too Late?" on June 27th at 9pm.

"A look at the Gosselins of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" includes interviews with the family's friends and neighbors. Also: experts discuss the effects of the media spoltight on the couple's marriage and children."

I will try and find a link for it.

Calgary7 said...

Picture #4 in the list:

She is still texting on the pink phone! Who the hell does she talk to?



Playing a game?

Solitaire perhaps

jentexas11 said...

I just wanted to say I'm proud of myself! I haven't watched the show since the season premiere. I refuse to watch it and from reading about it, it sure sounds like a snoozefest now. Good call on my part!

Nomes said...


Anonymous melissa said...

LB said...
I never knew about this one: it sounds they did the interview over the phone.

http://www.budgetsavvymag.com/content/view/1242/180/

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So many things make me laugh out loud!

I also splurge on making memories for my family with vacations. Also, I attend a spa once a month. It keeps me sane.
Would those be the FREE vacations? How do you splurge on free?

I am grateful for hand me downs and put them to good use!
Really? You did not like the "hand me down" cribs your father's congregation GAVE you because they did not match.

Ninety five percent of my time is dedicated to planning. Planning the schedule, paying bills, planning the grocery shopping. It is an enjoyable challenge.
Really, 95%?? Wow, how do you do that when WAY more than 5% of your time is spent filming, traveling and relieving stress at the spa??


There ya go, right there! Kate is admitting to neglecting her kids - 95% of her time! It's in print, Jon, so go ahead and use it in court! Lol.

Seriously, that whole interview is BS - I don't believe a word she says. As if she'd know how stocked her cupboards/fridge are, when she's not even home most of the time. I wonder though, if she said in an interview the things we would love to hear the most, like they were stopping the show for the kids sake, would we believe her then? Or would we still think she's lying? Remember the boy who cried wolf....

Momof2 said...

I think the kids need a court appointed Guardian outside the family....these kids are too young to be making decisions that aren't motivated by their parents' greed.

Chris said...

SarahLee123 said...
I read on PEOPLE magazine, the interview that Jon did with them. I don't have an exact quote, but he said that before every season, the family have a discussion over filming. He said that if the kids didn't want it, they would never film, regardless of what Jon or Kate wanted.
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Yeah right. If there is such a discussion it's probably put to them something like "Do you want to keep filming and take all these wonderful trips and getr all this free stuff or do you want to go to daycare?"

Terri said...

I posted this somewhere else, but since the debate rages on...

The flag cake is definitely NOTHING NEW! I am 41, my mother made it for the Bicentennial in 1976, her mother made it during WWII with berries from her Victory Garden (I might even have pictures), and I am pretty sure my great-grandmother made it during WWI.

I would be willing to bet that some version of this cake has been around since women had gardens, baked cakes, and celebrated their patriotism.

ARGH- Kate should be more careful when gilding her own life story.

just wondering said...

thehazlettfamily said...

I hate to defend Kate, but, in PA your child needs to be 8 or 4'9" to be out of car seats/booster seats. My son is 10 and 4' 1". His Dr. reminds me that he needs to be in a car seat due to his size.

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No.. We're talking about the baby seat of a shopping cart, not a car seat. She is stuffing a 5 year old in a shopping cart!

just me again said...

Anonymous said...
"I am grateful for hand me downs and put them to good use!"
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Maybe by selling them at a consignment store???

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Or just ONE MORE THING she can 'donate' to CHARITY without it actually costing HER anything! (like the 'free' scooter)

What a Sham said...

I freakin' LOVE the Today Show.

They talked about J+K and DID NOT hold back. Meridith and Al interviewed Andy Cohen (the guy that interviews the Real Housewives on Bravo) who called Kate's hair "an asymmetrical mullet." Ahhh!!!!

They basically said that because J+K's real life drama has now eclipsed the show, the show has now become very boring. (my two cents) So hopefully that will continue and TLC will pull the plug because viewer ship is down.

Meredith also made a point to mention that w/ Jon's "alleged" infidelity, one would think he would be the unfavorable one but it's Kate who seems to have that label.

I hope they post this interview online so everyone can see it. I feel this is a good step in getting the word out, worldwide, about these two frauds.

just me again said...

I know this is an older story and video:

http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=77942@kutv.dayport.com&navCatId=62

But I found myself getting really sad hearing Jon talk about their relationship "We love each other, we'll be together forever...."

My how things have changed. :(

delilahboyd said...

Ninety five percent of my time is dedicated to planning. Planning the schedule, paying bills, planning the grocery shopping. It is an enjoyable challenge.
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Beware the person who's so busy planning and organizing that s/he never accomplishes anything!

There's one of these in every workplace and neighborhood: they always complain about being so tired and frustrated because they can't even begin to do their jobs until everyone else around them gets organized.

There's one of these in my husband's office right now (@ $110K per year!); she hasn't accomplished anything in 2 1/2 years because she's too busy "organizing" the office and everyone else.

RachieDough said...

Oh, and of ALL THINGS, carts are disgusting. Grocery carts and money are at like the top of the grimy scale in my book. I hope she "Purelled" that thing!

In the movie Knocked Up the Seth Rogan character is shopping for cribs with Katherine Heigel. When he sees the astronomical prices he suggests picking up a crib he saw in the alley behind his house, and just "purelling" it. I could totally see Kate doing that! And to be honest, I probably would too, but everytime I see the Gosselin kids touching something gross I think "she probably Purelled the whole thing anyway!"

NoUse4Kate said...

A picture paints a thousand words, or so they say. It's worth a click IMO.

K8 showing her inner self:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/basca/1-kate-gosselin-200lvg061609.jpg>

Calgary7 said...

From EW

Ah, but the good old days of Jon and Kate Plus 8 are long gone, as this half hour proved.

The kids, needing a male figure in their lives more than ever, were entertained by Chopper-boy Mikey, who brought along his Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist dummy to "talk" to the tykes.

A bit later, Jon spoke of "enjoying something on my own, and hanging out with guys and doing guy things." This man is now virtually begging for a divorce right on camera.

Kate took Mikey to a spa for some hair-washing and a pedicure. Why? Because they had a half hour of television to kill. No other reason than that. It was all perfectly pleasant, affable, and kinda dull. The Chopper guys were good sports.

source:
http://watching-tv.ew.com/2009/06/jon-kate-plus-8-american-chopper-tlc.html?xid=rss-feed-todayslatest-'Jon+and+Kate':+Hogs,+not+heaven

little sister said...

I have a wonderful idea! How about if J&K did a show about setting up the children's trust funds?

Now that they can no longer pretend to be on the verge of starvation and homelessness, it would do A LOT to raise viewers' opinions of them.

(Hellooooo -- are you reading this, TLC?)

I really do worry about those immature idiots spending all the proceeds. College funds, my a$$!

Maegan said...

I have a 5 yr old. When we are alone (cuz I also have an almost 2 yr old), she WANTS to sit in the seat at the front of the cart. She is the tallest kid in her class, so it's a bit of a squish to get her legs in the holes...but the tups look like they are at the lower end of the spectrum for a 5 yr old in height & weight. My husband is 6'3", I am 5'10", so the fact that my 5 yr old is nearly 4 feet tall makes those kids seem like BABIES compared to mine!

I do agree that the kids should have some kind of guardian ad litem.

OrganicFreeRangeSheeple said...

Calgary7 said...
Picture #4 in the list:

She is still texting on the pink phone! Who the hell does she talk to?



Playing a game?

Solitaire perhaps



This is what I was thinking too. I love to play games on my iPhone. Currently I'm hooked on Scrabble and Sims 3.

My other guess is she could be surfing the net or reading blogs. It wouldn't surprise me that she reads here (GWOP) quite often from that little iphone.

pretty is as pretty does said...

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/kate_gosseli_mean_drunk_bodyguard_lover_jon_and_kate_plus_eight_/celebrity/66820
Kate has an elbow problem,and not from tennis. Seems she bends it a lil too much. Not sure if this is true or not, would not surprise me in the least if it was. Her temper, anger, hostility, compulsive & attention seeking behavior are many of the trademarks of a someone self medicating. If she is I hope to god she gets help. For the sake of her kids, an addict is a horrible parent and partner to have.

OrganicFreeRangeSheeple said...


So I don't necessarily assume she's texting. She's probably scanning justjared to see if pics of her entering the store have been posted yet! LOL!


Oh that made me laugh! That's probably closer to the truth than we realize.

She could also be checking her bank account to see if TLC's next payment has arrived or to make sure Jon hasn't emptied it and run off to Orange County to live the bachelor life with Mikey.

how much more? said...

What a Sham said...
I freakin' LOVE the Today Show.

They talked about J+K and DID NOT hold back. Meridith and Al interviewed Andy Cohen (the guy that interviews the Real Housewives on Bravo) who called Kate's hair "an asymmetrical mullet." Ahhh!!!!

They basically said that because J+K's real life drama has now eclipsed the show, the show has now become very boring. (my two cents) So hopefully that will continue and TLC will pull the plug because viewer ship is down.

Meredith also made a point to mention that w/ Jon's "alleged" infidelity, one would think he would be the unfavorable one but it's Kate who seems to have that label.

I hope they post this interview online so everyone can see it. I feel this is a good step in getting the word out, worldwide, about these two frauds.

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here is the link-they also talk about Roker's interview with Speidi

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/31384445#31384445

wendyzr said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/exclusive-jon-gosselins-classmate-i-feel-so-bad-him

Please tell me how p-people got a shot this close. There is access to the front door? OR PERSONAL P-People doing the job.

How nice though. A shot of Kate getting flowers delivered. From who? Kate? P-People? TLC? or Mr. Bodyguard?

Yolanda said...

Dennis Leary was interviewed and asked about The Gosselins (among other things). I thought he was hilarious! Here's what he said:

"What about Jon and Kate and the infidelity scandal?
I don’t watch the show, but Kate and Octomom are definitely having a battle of the bulge. The first thing I always think about is the kids, because they don’t have any choice in this whole being famous thing. You’ve got eight monsters, man. Eight potential Susan Boyles coming up. Plus there’s Kate’s haircut – it’s extraordinary. If it were a movie, you would have to convince an actress so hard to wear her hair like that. It’s like an old hockey haircut."

Here's the link to the Cele|bitchy article:
http://snipurl.com/k8hwk

redrivergrl said...

Ninety nine percent of Kate's time is spent telling the whole world all that she does everyday and how things would not move forward if not for her blah blah blah. I'm so over these two it's not funny. Whatever happened to the religous t-shirts they used to wear at every interview???? They have been replaced by Ann Taylor, Kate Spade, etc. I mean once your exposed for who you are, why pretend???

gameover said...

Yolanda said...
Dennis Leary was interviewed and asked about The Gosselins (among other things). I thought he was hilarious! Here's what he said:

"What about Jon and Kate and the infidelity scandal?
I don’t watch the show, but Kate and Octomom are definitely having a battle of the bulge. The first thing I always think about is the kids, because they don’t have any choice in this whole being famous thing. You’ve got eight monsters, man. Eight potential Susan Boyles coming up. Plus there’s Kate’s haircut – it’s extraordinary. If it were a movie, you would have to convince an actress so hard to wear her hair like that. It’s like an old hockey haircut."

Here's the link to the Cele|bitchy article:
http://snipurl.com/k8hwk
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Dennis Leary is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and so is Jen Stocks who was the producer with Figure 8 Films. Perhaps they know each other and has a little more "insight" through Jen Stocks.

Suky said...

Check out this picture:

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/kate-gosselin-spends-anniversary-weekend-with-police-2009156 as in "Kate calls the cops."

Apparently too quickly to dress
completely!

jorjahgal said...

It is my personal opinion that at this particular moment in time it is vital that at least one parent be a *parent* and Jon seems to be the only one who is taking this to heart. He is not innocent by any means for helping to create this circus that has become of his family. Bottom line for me is he's the one that nurtures them, listens to them and plays with them. Someone stated in a previous post something to the effect that you can get beaten so down over years that you just go with the flow. I understand that and you know sometimes you can get so lost and without the support of loved ones you don't know your own head from a hole in the ground. I think, and most importantly, I pray daily that Jon will find his way, will man-up more than he already has and take his children out of this circus. The main focus, imo, should not be that he is not setting a "good work example" for his kids, but that the example he is setting for them is regardless of the problems your mom and I may or may not have, I am your dad, I am not going anywhere and I will always be here for you. He may not have Manned-Up yet, but he has always Daddied-Up. His words about one day my kids are gonna google me haunt me. I think about them googling each of their parents and one day finding this site (which I love btw). What goes thru my mind constantly is that abused animals continue to love their owners and same is true with children and their parents. I am NOT saying the children or dogs are in fact physically abused but for all the wrong in the ways that we as viewers believe them to be used, the main thing is that these kids love both of their parents and regardless of what issues they may or may not have in the future, I can only guess at their mortification in how their parents and mainly mother is talked about. It doesn't matter that Kate has put herself out there and seems to be getting what she deserves. What matters is that one day these children will read such nastiness about their mother, crotch shots, doin' the bodyguard etc. Again, Kate has brought most of this on herself and I am in NO way defending her but the focus should and for me, will remain the well being of the children. I do believe Jon is the better parent. God knows I made many mistakes in raising my own, but I do believe that for the time being he is doing the best he can, or rather the best he knows how given the situation he's in. I believe we were given "hindsight" not to correct mistakes we made, but to hopefully prevent us from repeating them and also from hindsight comes wisdom. Hopefully, Jon will be able to use all of this to somehow turn things around for his children and teach them lessons of life. If they have enough money (and yes I hate as much as the next it came off the backs of their children) that he does not have to work, but can stay home with his kids, love them, play with them, listen to them and most importantly give them security (and not from the P people) security in his love, security in they come first and security that he will never abandon them, then as for me, that IS his job. I don't know what I would do in his situation. I don't know what he has signed, been brow beaten into etc. I do know that I have been through low points in my life when I just didn't know what to do and sometimes it was easier just to do nothing. Sometimes you just get so bogged down, so overwhelmed, it's hard to see which way to turn or which way to go. I choose to believe, that ultimately, Jon has a plan. He is just biding his time and letting Kate hang herself. . I think Jon is a lot stronger than he is given credit for and smarter in a quiet kind of way. I think one day, we will find out a lot, but I don't think it will be through him.
I gotta also say, I admire him, while she will bash him on tv, in the mags etc, he keeps quiet. I don't think he does this because of a contract or from fear of Kate, but simply because he is the better person and as he said one day his kids are going to google him. He's not perfect, but neither are am I.

Donna R. said...

NoUse4Kate said...
A picture paints a thousand words, or so they say. It's worth a click IMO.

K8 showing her inner self:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/basca/1-kate-gosselin-200lvg061609.jpg>
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I tried opening this link, and it said it was moved, or deleted. What did the picture show?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Donna R. said...
NoUse4Kate said...
A picture paints a thousand words, or so they say. It's worth a click IMO.

K8 showing her inner self:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/basca/1-kate-gosselin-200lvg061609.jpg>
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I tried opening this link, and it said it was moved, or deleted. What did the picture show?

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OMG - that is classic. If she does it enough - it might "stay that way" hehehehhe

KiSSy said...

NoUse4Kate said...
A picture paints a thousand words, or so they say. It's worth a click IMO.

K8 showing her inner self:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/basca/1-kate-gosselin-200lvg061609.jpg
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I tried opening this link, and it said it was moved, or deleted. What did the picture show?

6/16/2009 10:31 AM


Try it now...there was an extraneous symbol at the end.

Donna R. said...

Donna R. said...
NoUse4Kate said...
A picture paints a thousand words, or so they say. It's worth a click IMO.

K8 showing her inner self:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/basca/1-kate-gosselin-200lvg061609.jpg>
__________________________________

I tried opening this link, and it said it was moved, or deleted. What did the picture show?
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Nevermind, I got it to work without the ">" on the end. OMG. ROTFLMAO. That really does speak a thousand words. LOL

scanimallover said...

Did anyone else notice in the current issue of In Touch weekly that in one of the pics, colin has spit running out of his mouth?

It appears like he was trying to spit at someone the way his lips are pursed.
Since they hit and kick each other and their care-givers it wouldnt shock me.

Elle Rose said...

Here it is---------->

She's utterly charming.

Not a fan said...

OMG! That picture of her with the policeman. Did she forget to put on her bra. She could of at least lined the girls up! And what a stance!! The p people taking pictures clearly were not the ones that she notifies to take her picture. Oh well. You get what you get and you don't complain, Kate.

Not a fan said...

The nasty picture of her that looks like a she-devil would be funny except that it reminds me of the many times she has made fun of her boys. She often uses those disgusting facial grimaces to describe their behavior. I only wish she knew (really knew) how very ugly she looks when she does that.

The Other Laurie said...

No matter what she's doing on that iPhone, if you have guests over (Emeril) or are entertaining anyone at all PUT THE PHONE AWAY! She needs to teach her kids that this is a common courtesy extended to others. If my phone rings and I have someone in the office I don't answer it - again, common courtesy to the person you are dealing with.

Iggy said...

Perhaps Kate is writing her memoirs on the pink phone.....

"Here I am, sitting spread-eagle on my front lawn with a dress on, and there are people over there taking pictures of me!!! How dare they?? Perhaps if I stand up and bend over in my babydoll dress, practically exposing my entire reproductive system, they will go away. Didn't work??? What if I run around my property in spiked heels and a mini-skirt than no one over the age of 21 could pull off wearing? Oh gosh, they're still here taking pictures!!! Perhaps I should have a wardrobe malfunction and, oops, have the straps on some tiny dress break, thus exposing my new, I mean real, boobs. Yes, that will surely make them go away!!!!"

KONviolatechildlaborlaws said...

Octomom is in trouble for violating CA child-labor laws:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b129520_trouble_in_octoland_pimping_out_kids.html
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I know KON are in PA, but they've filmed in CA - funny how nobody batted an eye back then. I guess being a 'Christian' married couple goes a long way...

Kate is a joke...i mean game said...

Kate has finally made it! She is now a "character" on the facebook game called "Celebrity Agent" run by the tv show "the insider". You can rack up money everytime she appears in the gossip rags!

Erin said...

I think Kate and Sphincter Pratt should be put on a deserted island to see who would survive or crave the most publicity.

By the way, here's a video of Kate in a new bikini

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/J7EqDltlOI6QXG2Z

What a Sham said...

Us Weekly says yesterday's ep got 2.9 million viewers -- still dropping!

Punkin2448 said...

Thank God the "inner self" was just her face!

With all the crotch shots lately, I thought you meant something else!! That would be the thing that nightmares are made of!

Whew!

AeroSpice said...

ET reported tonight that Kate was Spanking Leah because Leah blew a whistle while kate was on the phone..Leah didnt' stop and Kate went ballistic...several eye witnesses saw it and there are pictures to prove it..this was the same day the cops were called to the konpound. She's spriraling faster and faster...hard to stop the momemntum once it gets going..only a matter a time folks.

MayDay said...

Here is a parenting tip for Kate..
If you want Leah to stop blowing the whistle then take it away from her and tell her she can have it back when you are off the phone or when she will learn to stop doing something when you ask her too. Why did not Kate just take the phone and go into another room where it is much quieter. "Not the nanny" must of been working that day to help kids the kids quiet. So sad.:(

BMWoP said...

Just Jared pics.....

You can clearly see the body guard's gun on his hip as his shirt blows up a little.

That crazy woman must be getting some serious death threats.

Did ya'll see the pics on Entertainment Tonight of Kate beating Leah's behind? That's why the cops were there. They said the paparazzi saw everything and called the cops on Kate.

AeroSpice said...

Did you see it too MayDay? Unbelievable eh?..they also made a comment about kate spending more time on the phone than tending to her kids.

SaNdY said...

jorjahgal said...
It is my personal opinion that at this particular moment in time it is vital that at least one parent be a *parent* and Jon seems to be the only one who is taking this to heart. He is not innocent by any means for helping to create this circus that has become of his family
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(Didn't include entire comment due to its length)
Wow, good comment! I have to say that since things started going downhill last month for the G's, I have wavered a lot about how I feel about Jon...trust me, I do know how I feel about Kate, and it's not good....I do think that Jon has a good heart (unlike Kate)...no, he's not perfect, but I believe his dad and mom raised him well, and maybe spoiled him a bit, (they're not the first parents to do that)...he is capable of loving his kids and he shows
it...but what surprises me, like jorjahgal said, was that he hasn't retaliated against Kate, and he would have every reason to, in my opinion, because of how she has spoke about him and has treated him...he is the better person...

Damage Control said...

Ratings drop to 2.9 million for last night's show.
In Touch cover story this week-Kate open-handed spanking Leah.
Entertainment Tonight & The Insider featured the story.
Keep it up Kate and it'll be you and your bff BM left as the lone viewers!

my9cats said...

I don't know about a gun.
Looks more like a cell phone to me.
The only person I could imagine taking a pot shot at Kate would the the Uber fan-BM when she realizes she. was. wrong.

Calgary7 said...

BMWoP said...
Just Jared pics.....You can clearly see the body guard's gun on his hip as his shirt blows up a little. That crazy woman must be getting some serious death threats.


Perhaps.

The network and the production company may just want to keep her on a short leash.

Weezer said...

Steve hasn't been seen lately, and Kate seems to be on her phone more lately, too. Talking to him?

Momof2inMD said...

The Bingham Family said...
Here's a an interview Jon did with our local news here in Utah. It's interesting because Kate's not there so we actually get to hear Jon's voice. A lot of what he says is BS but some interesting detail.
http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=77942@kutv.dayport.com&navCatId=62

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I have seen that interview a couple of weeks ago, somebody had posted it to this site. Nothing but lies.
And I don't think he can talk.... like.... like.... uhhh.... somebody who is like in the limelight like all the time. Uhhh He like is like full of himself and Hate has like trained him like very well. I like wonder now like how long it like took him to like remember/memorize all these like answers.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Apparently I missed all the hoopla tonight with the REAL reasons the cops were there(grocery shopping for my normal family :) )

Can't find anything online with any taped links though. I thought it was too strange that she was outside so "unprepared fashion-wise"

Momof2 said...

Damage Control said...

Ratings drop to 2.9 million for last night's show.
In Touch cover story this week-Kate open-handed spanking Leah.
Entertainment Tonight & The Insider featured the story.
Keep it up Kate and it'll be you and your bff BM left as the lone viewers!
...............

Wow..they really are dipping aren't they

ihatethisshow said...

weezer.....according to someone on the blog, steve is still around...they say his mailing address is now the same at kate's....read that somewhere on this blog. all the lying has got to stop, why don't they just end the marriage and move on!

Momof2 said...

Does anybody have a link to the spanking bit?

TIA

GoawayKate said...

All this Jon & Kate marrital problems just reminds me of their renewel vows in Hawii where they told their kids that the wedding meant that they would be together 4-ever. So sad for their kids to hear that and then all this crap starts happening. Kate should be ashamed of herself!

BoyBoyGirl said...

Kate was on TV tonight for spanking one of the tup girls. I think it's going to be in "In Touch" magazine. There was a National Enquirer article awhile back that said she not only spanked with her hand, but also used a plastic spoon on the kids.

gherkin said...

Yes, the spanking story was featured--with pictures--on Entertainment Tonight. They said Leah was blowing a whistle while Kate was trying to talk on the phone and she wouldn't stop blowing. It shows an ENRAGAED Kate grabbing her arm, spanking her and Leah shrieking. The woman reporter said there were many eye witnesses and they think Kate is out of control now.

Star Power said...

The video will initiate. Keep watching as it runs through an older clip first, then immediately the second clip starts that has the newest pics of the spanking.

http://www.theinsider.com/news/2224320_The_Insider_on_TV_Tonight

4thekids said...

StarPower said:

The video will initiate. Keep watching as it runs through an older clip first, then immediately the second clip starts that has the newest pics of the spanking.

http://www.theinsider.com/news/2224320_The_Insider_on_TV_Tonight

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Poor Leah, look how her little face is contorted in pain and she is literally seizing up her body trying to tighten and pull it away from Kate's hand.

Good God, I want to punch Kate squarely in the face. Here's hoping that a video of this goes WAY more viral than the Access Hollywood water clip. What will the fans say now?

tessa said...

I am HORRIFIED!!!! I don't believe in spanking but even if you do,that child was OUTSIDE. They aren't allowed to play and be kids even when they are outside? That disgusting heifer, HITTING that child who was just playing. I am going to be sick. Those precious children are living in hell.

STLmom said...

Has anyone read this aritcle? It's information from an ex-employee of the family.

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2009/06/14/whoa-kate-gosselin-smacks-her-kids/

These kids are growing up in hell!

4thekids said...

Here's a picture of the screenshots of Kate smacking Leah, in case anyone has trouble viewing the video:

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/hoosierem/katesmackingleah.jpg

Kate's Angry Beaver said...

This spanking thing has drawn me out of lurking...from the very first time I started watching this show, there's only been one positive thing I could find to say about J&K's parenting style, and that was their use of "time outs" for discipling their children. The more I watched though, it became clear pretty early on that this was probably contrived for the cameras and corporal punishment was going on behind the scenes. I guess this proves once again what a sham this "reality" show really is - kind of like their sham renewal of vows so their kids would know J&K would be together forever and ever. How anyone can continue to defend her behavior is beyond me, she is such a bully!

Jill said...

WOW - I saw a couple of those spanking photos in the link above. One of the things that disturbs me so greatly is that Kate always has that phone in her hand or at her ear. She even had it in her hand when she was on the beach with Mady in San Diego, and at the dinner table with Emeril. It's absurd! She needs to turn off that phone, cancel her speaking engagements, unplug her computer and spend time with her children. Instead, whatever she's doing on the phone is so important that her child gets a spanking, apparently for blowing a whistle outside, while mommy is on that dang phone! I know as a parent that Kate had options if Leah was disrupting an important conversation...she could have gone inside her humongous house to finish the conversation, she could have walked far enough away on her humongous property to finish the conversation, or she could have made the best choice which would have been to end the conversation (As a parent, I don't know how many times I've had to abruptly say to someone, "I'm sorry, but I'll have to call you right back") and interact with her daughter in a respectful, firm way. I'm all about boundaries and discipline, and I've used spankings as a last resort. But I do know that children learn nothing but rage, resentment and disrespect when they are disciplined by an angry, out of control parent. The best parenting advice I ever got was to "respond, not react."

Kate, hang up and parent your children!

Narcissism Please said...

i'm sure this has been asked/stated/etc.. already, but i'm going to inquire, mysely .. anyway.

the red spoon .. was that not what "WE" have been speculating as per the mode of punishment?

or am i that severely behind-the-times?

Tuesday75 said...

GREAT post Jill... While I don't have 8 children, there is no way I could ever give my children full attention with a phone attached to my ear as often as she is shown. (just remember, we are seeing the BEST of Kate. What about the hundreds of hours that TLC couldn't air of their "role-model"? Scary indeed.

Rosie said...

You just know that TLC is watching GWOP. On Justjared she is coming out of the bank with Mr.Black and her hair is redone, minus the shelf! She has shorter bangs and you can actually SEE her right eye.
Amazing. I see the pole dancer shoes again.

MirandaB2008 said...

has this woman completely lost her grip!!? she knows she is being 'video'd' nearly every moment she isn't inside the privacy of her home? why would be publicly spank one of the children? Is she so totally oblivious to what people might think about that?

MirandaB2008 said...

there was an episode not so long ago? the Premiere one where she said she was ' doing it all by myself' about 50 times? anyway, I noticed this at the time but decided I must be mistaken or looking for things that aren't there. When she was seated at the table eating some sort of salad? and Aaden and one of the girls came running to her about some sort of ' something? and she shooed them away with a wave of her hand and told them to ' go get dressed'......
when she raised her hand to shoo them? Aaden visibly 'flinched'? and I thought WOW! is that a reflex reaction from a child who has been smacked a few times or WHAT!??
did anyone else notice that?

ManicNarcissism said...

So, I guess one thing is settled now... There are atleast some paps that are not paid or working for the gosselins, TLC, figure 8 etc. That has been discussed on here a lot and seemed the majority thought that most pics were staged. I have a hard time believing that anyone paid by TLC would call the police. Everyone involved with this show knows Jon and Kate spank. They have admitted it themselves so this doesn't shock me. I haven't see the video so depending on how and why it was done ill refrain from outrage just yet.

I can say this though, she just killed her future. She is very naïve and stupid. If you are a parent that spanks, you certaintly wouldn't do it in public, and definitely not with someone watching you with a camera. Is she trying to get her kids taken away? What an idiot!

And what was so important that made her lose it like that. Whatever she was doing was so important to her she forgot that the whole world was watching.

Was it the next day that we are Kate and Leah at target with her face buried in her shoulder?

Don't tell a lie said...

All I see is TLC and Kate IGNORING everything that's going on in their life and around them like its all business as usual.
I've never seen a TV station try to get away with this kind of garbage and call it a reality show.
Lies, all lies.

Elsa said...

I can't remember the episode now, but Kate is heard in the background asking one of the girls (I believe it was Hannah), "Do I need to get the red spoon?"

During speaking engagements they have admitted that they spank, but that they and TLC decided to keep it off the air.

Hater said...

She has 23 acres of land. Couldn't she just go somewhere away from the noise? For Pete's sake!

Momof2 said...

So tomorrow we will see Kate taking Leah to the spa with her after buying her a frappuccino....wait for it.

Jennifer A. said...

A spanking for blowing a whistle? Seems more than excessive. last time my kids pulled that, I took away the whistle and sent them to their room for not listening. I thought Jon and Kate had said at a speaking engagement that they DO use spanking as a punishment.

fidosmommy said...

When I am on the phone - or visiting - with an adult who has young children in the house, I expect the parent to have to go deal with a child at some point in the conversation. Children have to learn by being instructed, and
troublesome behavior needs to be dealt with NOW. That means calling a halt to the adult chat for a minute, dealing with the child calmly, and then resuming the conversation when it's all clear. I don't mind being called back later if necessary. I actually LIKE seeing a parent lead the child in reasonable correction of incorrect behavior. If I thought for one second the parent got off the phone to whack their kid's behind, I'd be hanging up and driving over there to deal with the parent in a NY minute.

Who expects children to be quiet all the time? If Leah had been blowing the whistle at the dinner table it might have been a big deal, but outside? Whistles are outdoor toys! Who gave Leah the whistle in the first place? Did she have it hidden under her Gymboree dress and whip it out when
her mother got on the phone just to tick her mother off? I doubt it.

I wonder if the other children had
whistles too? If Kate is all worried about Mady getting a drink of water and others wanting one too, I can only surmise all the kids had whistles out there. If they were not supposed to blow them, what was their purpose?

Kate's truly unfit, IMO.

About 15 years ago I had a heart to heart chat with my mother. I told her all the things I appreciated about my childhood, all the great memories I had of growing up with the family I had,
how much I loved her and how lucky I felt to have the family I did.
Then I told her if there was one thing I would have changed - the one thing I could not forgive - was that she spanked me out of anger. I told her I just could not move past the idea that the person who was supposed to love me
more than anyone would actually strike me for any reason. She admitted it was all she knew - she had been hit, and so she hit her 4 kids. The cycle stopped with my sibling and me. No spanking, but
lots of correction and guidance.

I have to wonder how Kate was raised. The anger on her face goes
far beyond frown lines and fire-flashing eyes. It comes from her soul.

MirandaB2008 said...

I wonder now with this latest 'spanking' info? if Kevin and Jodi will come forward once again? is this the sort of punishment she/they were raised with?
I believe their father was /is a Minister?
This all just gets weirder and weirder as we move along, doesn't it? :o(

just wondering said...

MirandaB2008 said...
has this woman completely lost her grip!!?
spank one of the children? Is she so totally oblivious to what people might think about that?

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She doesn't care what people think of her and hasn't for a very long time. She is able to rationalize everything she does.

She just put another nail in her own coffin, though. I wonder what Zondervan will think of this?

just wondering said...

MirandaB2008 said...
I wonder now with this latest 'spanking' info? if Kevin and Jodi will come forward once again? is this the sort of punishment she/they were raised with?
I believe their father was /is a Minister?
This all just gets weirder and weirder as we move along, doesn't it? :o(

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They could easily confront Kate quietly and insist upon a psych eval. If she rufuses they can threaten to go public. This may be their best opportunity.

Laine said...

During the chopper shows the kids were blowing the horn on a cycle when Kate told them to stop or they would have to go inside for a nap. They instantly froze in place and even the OCC guys commented about that. I wonder if 'nap' has a different meaning.

Avary said...

MirandaB2008 said...
. . . when she raised her hand to shoo them? Aaden visibly 'flinched'? and I thought WOW! is that a reflex reaction from a child who has been smacked a few times or WHAT!??
did anyone else notice that?
____________________________

Miranda
I noticed that too! I played it back a couple times and it is very clear!

Sad said...

Just thinking of poor Joel :(

Was threatened by Kate to not make one more sound and put in time out when he was crying in the garage for his daddy.

Was threatened by both Jon and Kate for crying while they were packing for the NC trip, and Kate threatened him that she better not even hear him breathe.

During the fashion show, Kate gave him the death stare and got in his face with her finger when he didn't hug and kiss his brother.

The look of fear in the poor boy's eyes when his mom was wigging out over a dresser knob. "Nobody did it".

Vomiting.And.Laundry.Room.Floor

Terribly sick and left behind because hair plugs were priority #1

Riding his bike without training wheels and all his idiot mother can do is mock him and tell everybody how petrified he really was.

Homophobia comments made about him when he teases he's a daddy's girl.

Mocked by Kate and Beth ( sorry Beth ) while they sat in the spa in Utah. Just plain mean.

Filmed pooping on potty in friend's front yard.

"I have a weiner" seen by millions.

No cupcake for you

Can't find computer game, then told by same idiot mother that he's obsessive.


((((((( Poor Joel ))))))))

I just love that baby, and now all I can see is that beast spanking the tar out of him just like she did his sister for simply blowing a whistle.

HannaBelleLechter said...

There's a great article, written by Sarah Kliff, in the current Newsweek concerning the Pilsner quints, who are now 26 years old.

The piece is called "Five of a Kind: Before 'Jon & Kate plus Eight,' there were the Pisner quintuplets. As they've grown, so has our mania for multiples."

It's fascinating to read about the Pilsner parents and how they took advantage of some opportunities when the children were small in order to ensure a decent quality of life and to start college funds. They knew they were walking a fine line between exploiting their kids and providing for them, but the parents were so thoughtful in how they approached and took advantage of public interest in their quints.

Here's an excerpt:

QUOTE: The appearances continued through high school, when the quints spent three days filming a commercial for the Kia Sephia, which helped foot their college-tuition bills. Dan and Pam didn't want to exploit their children but, at the same time, knew that public exposure could help financially. "It's like this tough edge," Dan says. "What was nagging at us was, if we weren't out there at all, we wouldn't get anything in the way of help."

http://www.newsweek.com/id/201839/page/1

Tori Spelling said...

Tori Spelling was on the phone with producers of 90210, and she excused herself from the conversation and said she needed to tend to her crying baby. She said, "Sorry, but kids come first before phone calls".

Hiondegrassi said...

Here are the old links to that infamous day of dehydration and tears.

CNN: Mady taunts the tups, she's getting warmed up!
CBS Early Show: Mady makes button pushing comments to mom. "I like daddy better." Ouch.
Access Hollywood: Mady has had it! Makes sure to bring up spanking and lying.

Mady was on an absolute tear that day. She was rightfully upset at having to be there, but when you put that day into perspective Kate's patience with her is pretty amazing. Now if only Kate would have the same patience and tenacity with TLC execs and refuse to let them force her kids to work by being at these interviews in the first place.

RUSerious? said...

RachieDough said...

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v25838695001_Raw_Kate_Gosselin_Out_and_About.html

A little girl going out to the garage to see her Daddy, and some creep is videotaping to whole thing. For God's sake, who thinks that is okay?
===============

Uh....the Gosselins do?

C'mon - get real -- Jon and Kate and TLC and Figure 8 ALL allowed his little girl to say "Daddy, I don't want you to go away anymore" at a Birthday celebration that was supposed to be HAPPY - not a sad little girl begging for her daddy to stay."

If you heart is broken -- then don't watch the show and petition tlc and it's sponsors to STOP exploiting the children.
If the show is NOT on -- believe me - NO ONE will care and the pap cameras WILL go away -- immediately.
Truly -- No One Cares.
(they just care about the drama).

RUSerious? said...

Hiondegrassi said...

CBS Early Show: Mady makes button pushing comments to mom. "I like daddy better." Ouch.
Now if only Kate would have the same patience and tenacity with TLC execs and refuse to let them force her kids to work by being at these interviews in the first place.
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WRONG!
You obviously did NOT watch ALL the clips -- shame on you.
Mady was ASKED by the reporter what she thought of mom -- KIDS ARE HONEST -- so she gave an honest answer.
Nothing wrong with that!

Also -- TLC nothing -- All Kate and Jon have to do is say "no more work for the kids"
Not a court in the country that wouldn't back that up.

Kate is clearly out of line in every case - denying her child a basic need - WATER (not like she was asking for a box a twinkies - get real)....grabbing and yanking another's shoulder.

I applaud Mady for looking out for the other kids -- she KNOWS they are being OVERWORKED - period, end of story.

PaLisa said...

I was at the *other* site and not a word so far mentioned about Kate spanking Leah.

I wonder how they are gonna play this out. Pictures don't lie. My stomach was in knots looking at poor Leah screaming in pain. It so hurts my heart what she does to those poor children. My daughter and her husband have been trying for years and were told they couldn't get pregnant on their own. So they are saving up to have fertility in hopes of having just ONE baby. She lives near Kate and just about cries when she hears this stuff.

I don't usually post although I read through them everyday and my take on this whole mess was Kate had things planned from the beginning. I think alot of people cover for her because let's face it....money does alot of things to different people. They flash around enough money they can buy anything. Money talks.

I hope this keeps people from bashing Jody since we all know she told the honest truth. Perhaps more people will speak up now that they know Kate is sinking her own ship and don't want to go down on it.

And btw......I don't watch the show I come here.

Note to Jon, Now is the time to step up and stick up for those kids. You certainly have enough ammo. Somebody needs to let those kids speak the truth. I am not sure if you care more about the kids or the money. Now is the time to prove either way. If not something terrible is going to happen next time Kate goes off on them. Is that what you are waiting for? Your father must be looking down on you in disgust. If he was alive and you acted like this he would slap you silly.

TLC I hope you go down with Kate's ship. That perhaps would be worth filming.

my9cats said...

just wondering said...
MirandaB2008 said...
has this woman completely lost her grip!!?
spank one of the children? Is she so totally oblivious to what people might think about that?

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She doesn't care what people think of her and hasn't for a very long time. She is able to rationalize everything she does.

She just put another nail in her own coffin, though. I wonder what Zondervan will think of this?

6/16/2009 9:21 PM

Honestly? I don't think Zondervan (or any other sponser) gives a crap. It's all about money.
First. Last. Always.
Sad? Yes.
Cynical? Yes.
True? Yes.

my9cats said...

Momof2 said...
So tomorrow we will see Kate taking Leah to the spa with her after buying her a frappuccino....wait for it.

6/16/2009 8:08 PM


We already did.
Those were the pictures of Kate carrying Leah, who wouldn't show her face. Quick damage control before the pictures/story came out.

Hmm said...

Another drop in the ratings and more bad press.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/06/16/nurse-jackie-up-8-jon-kate-plus-8-drops-another-31/20865

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090616/OPINION09/306169993/-1/OPINION21

The second one has some interesting insight into the 'first' reality show, American Family in the early 70s with feedback from one of the kids. Very telling.

4thekids said...

Momof2 said...
So tomorrow we will see Kate taking Leah to the spa with her after buying her a frappuccino....wait for it.

my9cats said...
We already did. Those were the pictures of Kate carrying Leah, who wouldn't show her face. Quick damage control before the pictures/story came out.

------
Actually, that was Alexis, not Leah, that Kate took to Target. I'll bet my next paycheck that we see Kate take Leah and Joel go on a Starbucks run before the week is up.

readerlady said...

I'm not against spanking, per se - a swat on the behind, with an open hand, when all other attempts at discipline have failed or when there is imminent danger to the child can be an effective means of teaching. It should NEVER be used in anger or as a means of control. In this case, Kate is clearly out of control. You can see it in her posture and in what's visible of her face. She couldn't be bothered to do the right thing - excuse herself from the phone call and remove the whistle from Leah's grasp, or else go inside to finish her call. Some people have complained about INTouch publishing the photos. I say, good for them. If they hadn't, no one would know about this and the behavior would continue and escalate. At least now there is incontrovertible evidence that Kate is harming her children. Leah may be embarrassed by the photos, yes, but a little embarrassment is preferable to continued abuse. Maybe now the PTB will DO something!

RachieDough said...

Momof2 said...
So tomorrow we will see Kate taking Leah to the spa with her after buying her a frappuccino....wait for it.

my9cats said...
We already did. Those were the pictures of Kate carrying Leah, who wouldn't show her face. Quick damage control before the pictures/story came out.

------
Actually, that was Alexis, not Leah, that Kate took to Target. I'll bet my next paycheck that we see Kate take Leah and Joel go on a Starbucks run before the week is up.

___________________________________

no it was definitely Leah. A few days before she took Alexis out and she was mistaken by many for Leah, but Leah was the one being carried around by Kate.

marylou said...

So, People is saying that Jon was in West Nyack, NY over his anniversary weekend - chopper guys or the younger Glassman?

Report on ratings slide

Virginia said...

I looked at the Just Jared site and new hairdo, but all I saw was the Hated One at the gas station again, grinning into the camera, with her shelf tucked behind her ear. Didn't see any new style (if it can be called that) there at all.

organizedblogroll said...

HEY PAPS, WHERE'S KATE'S GREY HAIRED BOYFRIEND?

He hasn't been seen going to Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond or Giant protecting her life, anytime lately!!

Call the authorities! Maybe he's missing!! or went back to his wife.

yancy said...

Sorry if this has already been posted. If you go to this link and then scroll down you can upload your photo andsee what you'd look like with Khate's hairstyle.

http://www.imnotobsessed.com/category/kate-gosselin

Momof2 said...

PaLisa said...

I was at the *other* site and not a word so far mentioned about Kate spanking Leah.
.............

They did mention it...and they totally condoned it and said spanking was private and personal.
I posted a comment here last night about it but for some reason my comment wasn't published here.....not sure why. ...they said "poor Kate" for being exposed in such a horrific way.

Rosie5 said...

to organizedblogroll... earlier in this blog it tells to look at the pictures of chopper guys and you will see greyhaired "body" guard sitting by the car in the back ground.. he's not lost!!

4thekids said...

RachieDough said...
no it was definitely Leah. A few days before she took Alexis out and she was mistaken by many for Leah, but Leah was the one being carried around by Kate.
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Um, no, it was Alexis. Both were taken on the same day: Kate is holding her and she is hiding her face (see the JustJared link) and then Kate is pushing her in a Target cart (see the 2nd link).

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/06/14/kate-gosselin-bed-bath-and-beyond/

The picture is #15 of 77.
http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/star-photos-pics-you-may-have-missed/297394

Cara and Colin had a day, Mady had her own day, Aaden and Hannah had a day, and Alexis had her own day. Neither Joel nor Leah have had a turn.

My5blessings said...

Miranda wrote:

I wonder now with this latest 'spanking' info? if Kevin and Jodi will come forward once again? is this the sort of punishment she/they were raised with?
I believe their father was /is a Minister?
This all just gets weirder and weirder as we move along, doesn't it?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

My5Blessings wrote:

I have a feeling this is just the beginning. I've seen so many "clips" at this point from the show. But on one sent recently, it shows Jon PULL one of the little Tups ear. Sorry, I wish I could have seen which one. I'm sure someone knows, although I seriously doubt it's a tactic reserved for only one child.

Now I read Leah was spanked and seen by many, even taped. Which was "removed" Although in pics you see her hand up in anger, Leah appears crying and in fear -- comments by those present saying she spanked Leah and walked away with coffee in hand while Siblings tried to comfort Leah. I just can't believe people find this acceptable. It's so vulgar.

Getting spanked as a child is not an excuse to spank your children. ( general comment, not tagged to your post)

As far as her Father, I've read he was a minister as well.

I don't know if anyone has touched on this.
In regard to spanking if people get Biblical about this. I always hear the "spare the rod, spoil the child"
Once a Minister here in CA. Described it like this which made perfect sense to me.

Shepherds regarded their sheep ( flock) with respect. They slept with them, cared for them 24/7 and of course would guide them, with what? A rod, they NEVER hit their sheep, the rod was used to "guide" them. To make sure they didn't stray, stayed with the flock. Spare the rod, spoil the child was never intended as the "go ahead" to spank your child.

I felt physically sick looking at Leah's face in the picture of her getting ready for that SMACK (s) probably heard around the World by her Mother.

I honestly fear for those kids when this all ends. Kate will be so frustrated.... she will take her rage out on those kids like they've never seen before.

Fact Check said...

Kate took ALEXIS to the store....was seen carrying her and putting her in the cart. IT WAS NOT LEAH.

Alexis has brown hair. Leah has black hair. Leah has the shortest hair of the 3 tup girls.

Momof2inMD said...

I just checked out all the pics on theinsider page. Jon driving a tractor to get his trash cans to the curb????? I wished I could afford to buy a John Deere to get my trash cans to the curb. Sheesh, that just shows how much money they have laying around to waste.

My5blessings said...

Manic Wrote:

I can say this though, she just killed her future. She is very naïve and stupid. If you are a parent that spanks, you certaintly wouldn't do it in public, and definitely not with someone watching you with a camera. Is she trying to get her kids taken away? What an idiot!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Struggling with this part of your post.
What do you mean by "Is she trying to get her kids taken away?"

Huh said...

Wow, this article uses Kate as an example as to why some women deserve to be cheated on. That's gotta hurt.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/06/17/tf.is.cheating.ever.deserved/index.html

RememberMe said...

"Is cheating ever deserved?" on cnn.com

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/06/17/tf.is.cheating.ever.deserved/index.html

Sue in PA said...

marylou said...
So, People is saying that Jon was in West Nyack, NY over his anniversary weekend - chopper guys or the younger Glassman?

**************

That's 20 or 30 miles from Orange Country. Not sure where the Glassmans are.

marylou said...

Damage control alert! Kate is "playing" with her kids today.

Kate Plays with Kids

nanb said...

marylou said...
Damage control alert! Kate is "playing" with her kids today.

Kate Plays with Kids
***********************************************
She's wearing an everyday Mom costume; no cute little frilly sundress, no hanging earrings, add baseball cap.

Kate put down the hot coffee while swinging your children, maybe then someone will believe these photos.

Twenty plus acres, paps stalking her 24 hrs a day and still they always play out front for the cameras!

Reading news said...

marylou said...
Damage control alert! Kate is "playing" with her kids today.

Kate Plays with Kids

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Marylou.........thanks for the heads up on this one. So funny that they would say something about the beautiful day here in Reading. It has been miserable all day and is now raining like heck. This is definitely damage control.

Denise said...

"marylou said...
Damage control alert! Kate is "playing" with her kids today."

Looks like she already made her Starbucks run. DO they really think we fall for this nonsense?
She has her phone in her pocket.

2badsosad said...

PaLisa said...

I was at the *other* site and not a word so far mentioned about Kate spanking Leah.
.............

They did mention it...and they totally condoned it and said spanking was private and personal.
I posted a comment here last night about it but for some reason my comment wasn't published here.....not sure why. ...they said "poor Kate" for being exposed in such a horrific way.

On the AOL news gives a link to the 'spanking' story and pics. Kate gave a statement saying (paraphrase) regardless of her public eye status she will discipline her children as deemed appropriate. I can think of numerous methods of disciplining a child for blowing a whistle (outdoors) while mommy is on the phone that do NOT involve having to spank the child. #1 TAKE THE WHISTLE AWAY! #2 Put the telephone conversation on hold and put the child in time out for not doing what they were told. #3 If whistles are so irritating and disruptive, dont give your child a whistle. #4 Teach your child appropriate/acceptable behavior when a parent is talking on the phone. We have seen Kate put her children in 'time out' for making multiple requests for a bagel, but according to Kate the 'appropriate' discpline for a child disrupting her while she is talking on the phone is giving the child a good swift wack on the bottom. Whatever Kate!

MD Mom of 3 said...

TMZ just posted a new pic of the family out in the driveway.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/17/kate-and-8-plus-jon/

wendyzr said...

Kate feels spanking a child for blowing a whistle is deemed appropriate.

someone else said this and I agree: Here is how to stop the child: TAKE THE WHISTLE AWAY. Give them several days before they get it back.

How hard is that?

Two peas in a pod, Steve and Kate said...

Is Kate wearing the same cap in pink, that Steve Nields was wearing in North Carolina in black?

wildflower said...

It's not hard to confiscate a child's whistle. But is probably easier to smack the kid. Since Kate is so busy bing mother of the year to all of those kids (just a reminder that she has 8). She can't be slowed down with explaining things to the child. Why try to talk and explain when you can emotionally scar the child for life. Maybe some other talk show will have her on to explain her wonderful parenting tips.

JenJoy said...

SaraLee, Jon and Kate may think that leaving life altering decisions up to 5 year olds is OK, but it's not. That would be like me asking my 3 year old "hey I know you like to pretend to drive, how would you really like to try?" Of course he would say yes, they don't understand the damage it does. Jon and Kate know this, they want the money.

liza said...

I know this may not sound very nice, but I hope when those kids are a little bigger (bigger than Kate), and she thinks she can take a swing at them, that they give it right back to her. I don't blame Mady for one second for ANY of her attitude. There has never been anything remotely close to loving encouragement in that house, everything is always negative. One day, when Mady and Cara are tall, strong, healthy teenagers who have had enough of their mom flying off the handle with them and their younger siblings, they may react in exactly the way she taught them - with violence.

I could never imagine treating my daughter in any way close to the way Kate treats her kids. Honestly, who cares if they or the house gets dirty? Everything is washable! Let the kids be kids for Pete's sake! For my father-in-law's birthday we put my 8 month old daughter in the bathtub with a tray of paint and a canvas, and she "painted" her grandpa a picture. The photos are fantastic, she had a great time. A quick wash and everything is clean. Kids are not supposed to be dolls that sit still, don't speak and look nice all the time. That's a very immature, skewed view of children. They're loud, they're messy, they poop, they pee, they drool, they puke, they throw their food around. Any my kids will be allowed to do all of those things and enjoy being kids.

I just hope karma comes for Kate in this life, rather than the next. AND SOON!

season 5? said...

Can you imagine?

They must get daily briefings on what's "out there" and what statements have been released, as well as suggested responses.

Not to mention coaching for filming days, which kids to interact especially with (on camera), what to wear, etc. Is it a "hat" day?

Bullet points must include which logos to display and suggestions from bloggers: less phone time and earring tugging. More hugs.

I'd love to ask them if it's worth it, but at the same time I don't want to know. It's too creepy and sad.

Takenin said...

Just read online this is in the next edition of Star Mag (6/29)

"Kate Gosselin was caught kissing her bodyguard, Steve Neild, by her daughter Mady. While on vacation, Kate thought the kids were asleep, and she and Steve were talking in her bedroom. Mady came to the door and saw them "share a quick, gentle kiss." Mady started crying and ran to tell her sister, Cara. According to the mag, "It was far too much for a child of 8 to process."

It takes a lot for me to hate someone, but if this is true - I HATE KATE! No wonder Mady seems to cling to Jon.

http://www.knowledgepedia.net/this-week-in-tabloids-britneys-getting-married-kates-smacking-the-kids.html

You have to scroll down to the Star Mag with Britney on cover.

Geri said...

Rosie5 said...
to organizedblogroll... earlier in this blog it tells to look at the pictures of chopper guys and you will see greyhaired "body" guard sitting by the car in the back ground.. he's not lost!!

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The chopper guys episode was filmed around May 22. So Steve was sitting there almost a month ago.

Geri said...

My5Blessings wrote:

I have a feeling this is just the beginning. I've seen so many "clips" at this point from the show. But on one sent recently, it shows Jon PULL one of the little Tups ear. Sorry, I wish I could have seen which one. I'm sure someone knows, although I seriously doubt it's a tactic reserved for only one child.

******
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKs1BG93AJ4&feature=related

2:05 grabs Collin by ear and at 2:35 pokes Cara in the arm

Arieslikekate said...

I don't have to watch the show anymore. Every time I turn on my tv or go past a magazine rack, I get my fill of KATE!

Betty said...

Thank the powers that be, she only appears to be on one cover this week. I hope that is really true.

Arieslikekate said...

I do not feel sorry for kate at all. This is, after all, what she wanted. She had long range plans, and now they are spinning out of HER control.

After I saw the video of her denying a child a drink of water, than drinking in front of the child, that was it for me.

It is still fun to come here and read.

nanasez said...

Once a Minister here in CA. Described it like this which made perfect sense to me.

Shepherds regarded their sheep ( flock) with respect. They slept with them, cared for them 24/7 and of course would guide them, with what? A rod, they NEVER hit their sheep, the rod was used to "guide" them. To make sure they didn't stray, stayed with the flock. Spare the rod, spoil the child was never intended as the "go ahead" to spank your child.
************************
Totally agree! The biblical teaching is about the importance of discipline (from the root of "disciple," means training, teaching, guiding - most people incorrectly use discipline as a synonym for "punish"). It's about teaching and guiding one's children, not about smacking them. True discipline takes a lot more time, energy, and investment, though, than Kate or Jon give their children. Most of the thime they opt for the easier options of ignore or punish - though I have to admit, we've at least seen Jon try to actually discipline, and Kate undercut him when he did.

TUNDRA said...

Poor Kate, seems the beautiful flowers delivered on the day of her 10th Wedding Anniversary weren't from Jon. The TLC crew sent them.

Would love to know if there was an attached card and if so, what it said. I mean, what can be said? "Happy 10th Anniversary Kate. Sorry Jon couldn't make it" ???

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-gosselin-have-playdate-with-the-kids-2009176

elvie said...

Jon & Kate Together Again!Jon & Kate Together Again!


Hmm, was there two sets of pics featuring Jon returning home? (He's wearing that red jacket vs. no jacket in other sets of pictures.) Jon appears like he's talking to Kate in this video. Maybe she's explaining beating Leah?

elvie said...

After seeing the links above and also re-watching the one I posted; who else thinks Jon was brought in for damage control and all the gossip sites are in on it?

JustJared.com is particularly bad with Kate. Maybe Radar is sucking up to Jon and Kate since they are in trouble concerning the octuplets...those are beautiful babies of Nayda's. For anyone to say otherwise, would be a lie or something.

TUNDRA said...

SAVE THE DATE: Entertainment Tonight doing a special segment tomorrow night at 11:30 pm on Jon and Kate's "Separate Lives".

Calgary7 said...

TUNDRA said...
Poor Kate, seems the beautiful flowers delivered on the day of her 10th Wedding Anniversary weren't from Jon. The TLC crew sent them.


I am really trying to take the high road here and say that I can understand her colleagues trying to do something to cheer her up and demonstrate that they care for her and her family. Many other work places would make gestures to someone who is going through a rough time.

The low road -- TLC is putting pressure on JK to be the first couple to go through divorce and custody hearings as a theme of a reality tv series. The flowers would be a gesture to show that they are with her in her corner.

Thanks Tundra for raising this as it as it allows us to think through what the strategy and next steps are.

Calgary7 said...

season 5? said...
Can you imagine?

They must get daily briefings on what's "out there" and what statements have been released, as well as suggested responses.

Not to mention coaching for filming days, which kids to interact especially with (on camera), what to wear, etc. Is it a "hat" day? Bullet points must include which logos to display and suggestions from bloggers: less phone time and earring tugging. More hugs.


Great catch, Season5?, and you are right. Standard procedure in crisis communications is to log media and public comments (pro and con) regardless of the medium (phone, newspaper, radio, TV, internet and now blogs).

A group of highly paid consultants would then craft strategies to keep their clients point of view and key messages front and centre of the issue so that the public is on your client's side.

I haven't seen it where the strategies have been that detailed but that could be the responsibility of the onsight PR liaison.

Assuming of course that your client is willing to listen and then act on your advice.

GWOP would be given more attention than others because of the number of viewers (almost 6.25 million)and the fact that issues that are surfaced here are then picked up as fodder for other media.

PS not a crisis communicator myself, but have relied on them on two separate crises and greatly admire the value they bring to the table.

TUNDRA said...

Wow! Just heard on E Channel promo regarding the special that airs tomorrow night called "Jon and Kate Separate Lives" that Jon wants the kids and house.

Anybody else hear this???

Calgary7 said...

TUNDRA said...
Wow! Just heard on E Channel promo regarding the special that airs tomorrow night called "Jon and Kate Separate Lives" that Jon wants the kids and house.

Anybody else hear this???

Damn, you are good, TUNDRA

Shoshanna said...

Did anyone else think it was bizarre that, after Mikey playing with the kids, doing a crafts project with them
and putting on a funny puppet show to amuse them,
when he laid down in the grass they all went over
and took turns hitting him?

I guess they don't know what to do with a guest
and were never told. Maybe the just do what they're
accustomed to seeing...

WhatisWrongwithSteve?! said...

re the "Mady saw KHate and Steve kissing" post: I sadly believe this. This is PART of the reason(s) why Mady acts toward Hate like she does. I would do it too, as a little kid with "issues."
I STILL dont' "Get" the Steve thing! I mean, Jon was super-young and dumb (no comment) when he got rooked and hooked by KHate. What in the H**L is STEVE'S Excuse??!!

Sharon said...

someone tell me what the E channel's special is, and what channel, and what time it's on.

Also I went to J&Ks facebook page, and the fans over there are dropping like flys. There has only been one post in the last 2 days. I remember days when I could sit there all day and just read the war that was going on over there. I was quite amusing actually.

Bladeofgrass said...

Big announcement on Jon and Kate..Monday 6/22/09. It seems like another ratings hype. Maybe Jon announces he is leaving and will quit the show. We shall see.

Jennifer D said...

I think we need several grains of salt with some of these "reports"....

Why are we so quick to believe magazines like Star or the Enquirer? They are famous for printing straight up lies.

Not defending Kate here but come on, how would the Star know about Kate and Steve kissing and Mady catching them? Oh wait...I bet it was an "unnamed source"...*rolling eyes*

bcsurvivor2001 said...

elvie said...
Jon & Kate Together Again!Jon & Kate Together Again!


Hmm, was there two sets of pics featuring Jon returning home? (He's wearing that red jacket vs. no jacket in other sets of pictures.) Jon appears like he's talking to Kate in this video. Maybe she's explaining beating Leah?

6/17/2009 7:01 PM
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Very interesting video for a lot of reasons - I think it's actually very "telling". It definetly appears as if they are talking- but the idea he is about to "enter" the garage door is very telling to me.....his "home away from home"?

Neither move - but both stand still as if they "have" to talk to each other. Watch the kids go between the 2 of them too.

Who is the woman with the black vehicle in the shorts - getting in the trunk of the car?

This definetely looked like a p-video/home video type quality and I don't think any of them were aware of this being taken at all

TUNDRA said...

Sharon said...

someone tell me what the E channel's special is, and what channel, and what time it's on.

================================
E! is a popular entertainment, celebrity gossip/news channel. In addition to the Chelsea Lately show, they also do reality tv (e.g. The Kardashians, Denise Richards It's Complicated).

The Jon and Kate Separate Lives special airs tonight at 11:30 pm.

http://www.eonline.com/on/index.jsp

marypoppins said...

Takenin said...
Just read online this is in the next edition of Star Mag (6/29)
"Kate Gosselin was caught kissing her bodyguard, Steve Neild, by her daughter Mady. While on vacation, Kate thought the kids were asleep, and she and Steve were talking in her bedroom. Mady came to the door and saw them "share a quick, gentle kiss." Mady started crying and ran to tell her sister, Cara. According to the mag, "It was far too much for a child of 8 to process."
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If this happened in a hotel room, I have to wonder WHO TOLD THE MAGAZINE- Steve, Kate or Maddy?

just me again said...

New photo of Jon online supposedly 'smoking' a 'hand rolled' something.....

That pic - somethings off about it. No smoke coming from whatever he's 'smoking' ---

It looks more like a dog whistle to me than a cig/joint.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/jon-gosselin-caught-smoking-his-joint

gherkin said...

I got a little magazine booklet in the mail the other day--the kind that promotes area businesses and reports on local events. It had coverage of Kate's visit to our Southern Women's Show. Gag. Anyway, it said in the article that at least one episode of the show will focus on Kate's diet and fitness routine. Can you say "self indulgent"? How obnoxious will that episode be?

One woman in the article was quoted as saying she had driven 2 hours to see Kate because Kate "always fixes healthy meals" and that is what this woman is interested in. What show is she watching???

Geri said...

Sharon said...
someone tell me what the E channel's special is, and what channel, and what time it's on.

Also I went to J&Ks facebook page, and the fans over there are dropping like flys. There has only been one post in the last 2 days. I remember days when I could sit there all day and just read the war that was going on over there. I was quite amusing actually.

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Jon and Kate: Separate Lives
11:30 p.m. on E! I don't know what number the E channel is on your TV, as it is different in different parts of the country. You will need to check your local channel directory for it.

Thoughts2Ponder said...

radar online has a pic of Jon outside looking to be smoking a joint.
they call it a hand rolled cig and question if it is a joint or not....can he realllllllllly be that stupid? Between her hitting leah and him doing that they are just begging for CPS to get involved.

Jennifer D said...

questions about the spanking story:

So far all I have seen is the two photo's that show Kate winding up to hit Leah and Kate holding her by the shoulders while Leah grabs her behind.

My questions:
Why is there not a shot of the actual spank?

Why do we beliece the story about the whistle?

Why do we think it has to do with Kate's phone?



I am not defending anyone here but I am wondering where the whistle/cell phone story came from. If it's an "unnamed source" then perhaps we need to be more cautious in what we accept as truth? (I am saying this more to myself than anyone here.)

a rose is a rose said...

The reason Star got the story on Kate and Steve (which we all believe anyway) is because Mady told 'someone' maybe Jon. Jon repeated it to someone who told someone else and it went right to the tabloids. Its the grapevine theory, the way everything else gets revealed. The tabloids have not been so very far from the mark so far.

Jennifer D said...

When all else fails I like to take a step back and sort through the rhetoric and what we know to be truth. I am trying to carefully leave aside all the rumors that are not completely proven. With the internet, blogs and sites like Associated Content it is easy to find articles that may or may not be complete fact. I fear we are sometimes accepting things a little too easily, especially if the "article" supports a suspicion we already hold to be true. Lastly, we can see a photo or part of a video but we don't have the right to assign motive to anything. Do we know why anyone does what they do? Usually there are a number of possiblities and we will assign the motive based on our pre-existing opinions. (more on that in a second)

What we know:

Jon has been photographed with some ladies. We have never seen any evidence of him cheating.

Kate spends a lot of time with her paid companion, Steve. We have no evidence that they are a couple.

Kate grabbed one of her children harshly and it appears she might have spanked her. We don't know why. We don't know what happened immediately before or after. Kate issued a statement that defended her actions and did not express regret.

Jon and Kate are rarely being photgraphed near each other.

It appears that the show is going on and filming is still happening.

The ratings are dropping.

Kate gets gas in her white van a LOT.

Kate's book tour appears to be over.

Kate was taped getting herself a drink of water and not giving any to her own child. Here is where I caution that we are assigning motives. We don't know why Kate did that. If we liked her more we would say "She was distracted by the talking into her ear piece". But we don't like her at all so we assign the worst possible motives ranging from "She is selfish" to "She did it to taunt her daughter." The truth is, we don't know.

The State of PA is investigating the couple/show for labor violations.

I have heard that the IRS is also investigating but I am not 100% sure this is proven.


Beyond that, what do we know? I am sorting through all the things that I have decided were true and backtracking to make sure I have a solid reason to believe it. I am making sure I am not assigning a motive to any action because there is no way to really know that we are correct.

anonymous for this said...

Takenin said...

Just read online this is in the next edition of Star Mag (6/29)

"Kate Gosselin was caught kissing her bodyguard, Steve Neild, by her daughter Mady. While on vacation, Kate thought the kids were asleep, and she and Steve were talking in her bedroom. Mady came to the door and saw them "share a quick, gentle kiss." Mady started crying and ran to tell her sister, Cara. According to the mag, "It was far too much for a child of 8 to process."

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If this is true, I am heartbroken for the kids, especially Mady. I walked in on my mom with another man at about the same age, and was the one who blew the whistle and my life was never, ever the same. I am almost forty now, and still having issues with trust and relationships because of watching my parents marriage deteriorate after what I had witnesses and disclosed.

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