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Bella said...

I am a long time reader of this blog but haven't posted until this. I just wanted to share that I was a total kate personality, from the "love pats" right down to calling out "hell-o-o-o-o" to my family to get their attention. Fortunately watching this show has enlightened me to this behavior and I turned it around just in time. If only kate could have learned from herself :(

Judy said...

Scottie,
You mentioned in the other "Free Discussion" thread that you are 19 weeks pg with bad tummy issues...Have you had an ultrasound to check for gallstones? They can cause severe pain and often are discovered during or shortly after pregnancy. I don't want to scare you but something made me think of that. You can try some apple cider vinegar (I know it sound counter intuitive) but it DOES help for gas pains (and especially for gallstones). I hope you feel better soon :)

Jayley said...

Bella, self awareness is a life long process. Bit by bit the journey through life, hopefully, teaches us lessons on improving. While we will never realize perfection , any step that we make towards self-actualization can only be good as we teach future generations what we have learned. You are on the right path. (i've heard way too many death-bed confessions from people wishing they would have done things differently with their children. I'm happy you are starting now.) Life is short.

Becky Q in PA said...

Not surprising that Pennsylvania is not doing anything to protect the Gosselin 8--I just found out that the FEDERAL Dept. of Labor is investigating the state of Pennsylvania! (link)

Our fabulous governor (NOT!), Ed Rendell, has actually ordered state employees to report to work even though they're only going to be partially paid. If no budget is in place by July 26th, the workers will not be paid at all, but they're expected to keep working! So much for PA Dept. of Labor employees doing an investigation of TLC!

Wonder what we should do now? Complain to the federal DoL on behalf of the 8 children? Unbelievable. This state continues to embarrass me...

Tyra said...

Has it ever occurred to anyone else, that maybe Kate and her PR team have paid Jon big money to act like a philandering idiot in order to make Kate look better, so she can have her own show of Kate plus eight? Just a crazy thought.

MBach said...

I really wish these two "parents" could look at what blessings they have, instead of looting their children's futures.

I have not watched the Jon and Kate/Hate Use Their Children Show for quite some time now. I do not miss it! However, I have seen that clip of the 5th birthday party pinata scene several times. In my view, it mirrors the situation with the Gosslins - who will hold it, who will break it, and who will grab up the most goodies?

Please keep those letters going to the show's past sponsors. Only a squeaky wheel gets greased. This show has to end!

Laura B said...

I can't even watch Property Ladder without seeing commercials of Kate's "woe is me pity party". I do not watch TLC much because of her! People are not going to watch this show because it is boring. Always was always will be. Feel sorry for the kids, hope their parents didn't mess them up too bad. Rant over :-)

Pixie said...

I was on the fence about the Kate boob job until I saw the Jonas Bros concert pics. SURELY no mother-of-eight has nipples THAT high with little to no bra going on NATURALLY. o_O

SavetheSheeples said...

I was just reading over the descriptions of the upcoming new episodes, and I can't understand why the kitchen needs to be renovated? I thought it was beautiful the way it was.

cossysmom said...

I just have one question:

"What the hell is Jon thinking????"

Ladylou said...

I am sure we would all like to see the already gourmet kitchen remodeled to an even bigger and better one and the stress that goes with it & have to take a vacation as on the Aug 3 episodes right?
I had a kitchen remodel last Aug too. I had to move from a new house with 2000 sq ft to a home my grandfather built back in 1920. It needed alot of updating but we could only do the kitchen. The whole house is less than 800 sq ft and the only vacation I got with the remodel was a month stay in a 15 ft camper trailer in my sister's driveway. HOORAH!
I am pleading with the rest of you who still watch the show. Please don't!!!!! We are all in this together. We want to get the kid's back to some normalcy. It won't happen as long as we are tuning in. We are the enablers and we all feel the same way. I am having to go through the same feelings as all of you. I so much want to aim my remote at the tv and press the TLC numbers in on Monday night. I am going to leave the house for that hour so I am not tempted. The show comes on an hour later again and I will take a long bath or be company to my husband or play with the dog or maybe take a sleeping pill and hope it kicks in before the second viewing comes on.
I know this is hard but we cannot contribute to this ridiculously ridiculous (Kate's words) sham any longer. We all need to boycott all the shows, and the new one with Nadya Suleman. I will never begin watching that one! Stay strong everyone, please!

Techymum said...

Tyra said:
Has it ever occurred to anyone else, that maybe Kate and her PR team have paid Jon big money to act like a philandering idiot in order to make Kate look better, so she can have her own show of Kate plus eight? Just a crazy thought.

Tyra - I don't think it is crazy. I have been having the same gut feeling lately. If he succeeds, he gets out of the hassle of doing the show, she looks good and gravy train keeps rolling.

I'm just not buying that he doesn't have any interest in the kdis all of a sudden - in the past he at least showed some warmth.

The thing that keeps coming up in the back of my mind, tho, is his statement in Utah about "marketability".

Thoughts2Ponder said...

I was thinking the other day about how TLC was running the Kate Plus commercials before their season started, due to some of their issues already being exposed to the public.
They have seemed to want to continue with Kate, since Jon wanted this to stop last season. Its no wonder they are going to feed the gossip sites negative stories on Jon...I think he may be naive about going out and about and how it gets spun in the media( although one can hope hes learned A LOT lately).
Its odd to me that TLC showed Kate being the bitter cranky hands off mother that she is all the other seasons, and now they want people to believe she is all of a sudden a hands on mom that will get dirty with the kids.
Jon seemingly was the more patient and hands on parent and Im sure the kids miss him when he's not there.
TLC will do whatever is necessary to keep thier money train rolling in, its up to all of us to not watch and ask others to do the same.
Let those kids be kids for a change.

Kiki said...

Isn't Jon's new life grand? Manhattan apartment, no parenting duties, a free wardrobe, throngs of parasitic young women apparently turned on by abdominal flab, a growing bald spot and an MS Office certificate. Here's a concept for a reality show Jon can do all on his own: 'Who Wants To Date a D-list Celebrity.'

My greatest fear is that one day images will emerge of Jon making out with Octomom.

bbfan09 said...

I felt the need to copy this from the old discussion because it was posted late last night and the discussion is now closed... Kmurf you are totally on point. Jon has not shown any interest spending time with the children lately and it is sick!

Looking at pictures from so sugary, I am not able to find a consistent pattern of when Kate and Jon have the children. I have taken many Marriage and Family type classes as a social work major and one of the most important issues when going through a divorce is setting up reliable, consistent schedules of who is watching the children.
Correct me if I am wrong but from the pictures I am seeing since July 11th, Jon has only been with the children for 3 days! 3 days in two weeks does not show a consistent schedule at all and the children will suffer even more as a result!
Mind you one of those days Kate helped take the boys to their Dr appts! Yet Jon moves 3 hours away and is off staying with Michael Lohan and cannot watch the six while Kate and the twins are at the concert.

I am in no way a Kate supporter but I am irritated at how clearly Jon is screaming "I do NOT want to be with my children" with his recent pictures! He has said before he does not enjoy staying home all day with the children and would rather work. It is all really disgusting!

Geri said...

SavetheSheeples said...
I was just reading over the descriptions of the upcoming new episodes, and I can't understand why the kitchen needs to be renovated? I thought it was beautiful the way it was.

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Word was that TLC was planning a cooking show for Kate based on the cookbook and renovated the kitchen to be more favorable for filming that. I suppose TLC has had a change of mind about that venture now, but who knows what the kooks at TLC will do next.

Jessica L. said...

I was sitting here reading some posts and some thoughts came to mind:

1. Has Jon always been this way? Was it all REALLY Kate's fault?

2. Is their old house still for sale?

3. Will Kate sell the new house and move to, say, California?

4. What is going to happen to the kids? I wonder how they are taking all of this...I hope they are not getting teased or picked on at school.

5. Who, in their right mind, is going to watch the Jon reality show?

Ok, sorry, this was more of a ramble, but I had to say something about this family.

Time for him to go said...

If the governor of PA., Ed Rendell chooses to ignore the child exploitation of the 8, which he is SURLY aware of, then its time for HIM to go too, come next election.
That's shameful. No one wants to take charge of this situation.

Calgary7 said...

Judy & Scottie - tummy issues consider gallstones.

THANK YOU

My mom has been struggling for several months and none of us had considered this. She will get checked out right away.

Kates turn said...

Least you all forget that it was Jon who stayed with all 8 children while Kate roamed the country side for weeks at a time. I bet he is thinking that it is her turn now. I am sure that the kids are eating and having fun.

stopthemadness said...

Kate doesn't want Jon around, regardless of how it affects the kids to not get to spend time with their father - the pair of them can't even do an interview without acting like spoiled immature fools - I couldn't believe at the b-day party they would not act naturally with each other, make eye contact or do anything at all to make the party more comfortable for their kids, is it really that much of an effort to make for these children, for whose sake you supposedly are doing all this? Or is that just the BS excuse to have the freebies and money and celebrity thrown at YOU?
GET OVER YOURSELVES. Jon, the fat balding unemployed lazy tool, can he really think any of these young women are hanging out with him for HIMSELF not for the fake celebrity they'll get? After all, he and his wife have celebrity now just from their poor decisions, fake Christianity, money grubbing and lousy personalities, what is to stop any other gold digger or fame whore from associating with either of them, so they too can become famous by hanging out with these famous people who got famous by having kids and doing a lousy job of parenting them and a lousy job of being married - and doubtless, an equally lousy job of being divorced people who can co parent.
Meanwhile the 8 little faces are all looking up, realizing that this celebrity lifestyle and the drive for cashola, are what takes precedence over them, conscious necisions made by the adults in their lives that they look up to to protect and love them.
I hope one of these days one or more of those kids tells the camera exactly what they think of all this and somehow it manages to escape control freak Kate's editing, and all of America sees it. They will be hoist on the petard of their fame - while TLC is willing to portray them in this phony way to try and make them, or at least Kate, look good, magazines, blogs and sites will pull no punches in exposing what is really going on. She can't control all of it, the tabloids especially, three of them today featured this family on the cover, right about face level to a 9 year old, at the grocery store.
How can they think this is worth it? This isn't some Nick and Jessica story of how a reality show broke them up, these are CHILDREN.
And yeah, if they are so resilient, how do you explain the number of severely damaged adults out there?

Yancy said...

I don't believe that Jon is really dating Kate2.

And her sudden resigning from her job? I don't believe she would resign just because they are dating. If Star really did care, she could have been assigned to other stories while she fed Star anonymous info for J and K stories.

I think she convinced Jon to let her write his tell-all book. That would be a reason to quit her job and for him to pretend like he's dating her (they have a cover to why they're spending so much time together.) I bet in a month we'll be seeing Jon pimping the book.

Calgary7 said...

Multiple Bles8ings sold more than 280,000 copies

Gauging the Power of Reality Stars in Print

With the broadcast and cable networks teeming with reality shows, the publishing industry has produced enough titles by the “stars” of these programs that reality publishing could be considered a subgenre. While the onslaught of titles has produced some bona fide bestsellers, it has also brought its share of flops.

For every Kate Gosselin (the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star's Multiple Bles8ings [Zondervan, 2008] has sold, according to Nielsen BookScan, more than 280,000 copies in hardcover),...

One editor from a major house said reality stars are, on the one hand, ideal authors in the new, belt-tightened model of publishing. They have name recognition, a following and usually command advances in the mid five-figure to low six-figure range, far lower than other celebrities watched by millions every week. The trick is to find reality stars that have some form of expertise readers will value in print.

Ellen Silberman, a publicist at Touchstone Fireside working on (Real Housewives of New York City) Bethenny Frankel's current bestseller, Naturally Thin, put it this way: “The person has to have a platform, and not just on their show.”

source:
Publisher & Weekly July 6, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/muftdo

I Believe Anything Now! said...

Tyra said...
Has it ever occurred to anyone else, that maybe Kate and her PR team have paid Jon big money to act like a philandering idiot in order to make Kate look better, so she can have her own show of Kate plus eight? Just a crazy thought.

7/25/2009 4:05 AM
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Okay, but I've got to think that thru: how would it benefit HIM? Oh, the money, of course, as you said, but would he care nothing of his reputation, future employment or anything? Or does he plan to disappear to just be JON? Maybe the plan is that they're not really split up, and the show will reveal her taking him back and, yes, making her even more the clucked-over wife. That way, she has her show, maybe the kids will be not on it, and Jon can be on the sidelines and not on the show, but the family has the income from her new one. She gets what she wants, he gets what he wants, they're still together as a family, and the kids are off TV.
Crazy. Possible?

Issue Of Renovating Kitchen said...

SavetheSheeples said...
I was just reading over the descriptions of the upcoming new episodes, and I can't understand why the kitchen needs to be renovated? I thought it was beautiful the way it was.
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Somebody here 'way back had said that it might be because of the number of people living and working there...since it's a production studio and not really a home...requiring additional of everything to accomodate feeding and serving so many workers. Seriously. Wasn't meant to be a humorous take on it. Because, yeah, even for a family of 10, the kitchen could certainly suffice the way it originally was laid out (agreed...very beautiful...ought to see my postage-stamp kitchen in my 1920s-era cottage!!!).

What Happened In Utah? said...

Techymum: You said, "The thing that keeps coming up in the back of my mind, tho, is his statement in Utah about 'marketability.'"
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For those of us who didn't watch it, what did he say? I've always thought that he's smarter than we think even though he puts out the surfer dude "air." I'm trying to chew on this, how he can love the kids but still be conniving...using them...unless he's just convinced himself that it won't always be that they'll be filming and he can make it up to them somehow later

Scottie said...

Judy:
Thanks I never thought of that just thought it was another pregnancy symptom that I would have to deal with. I have a doctors appointment this Thursday Ill ask about it thank you :) !

What's Up With Her Necklace said...

Okay, so I know I'm off-topic, but I wonder what the significance is of Kate always wearing that same necklace. I feel like she's sending out a message to someone, about never taking it off. Being that she's courting the boobie photos with all the very low-necked blouses and dresses, the necklace is right there for all the world to see.

Becky Q in PA said...

You know, I just had another thought: if employees at the PA Dept. of Labor are being forced by the governor to work for reduced/no pay for the good of the state, they might develop a little empathy for the Gosselin children, who are being forced to work for no pay for the good of their family (um, I mean, their parents' wallets). It might work in our favor.

MominJax said...

An article Jamie Lee Curtis wrote in the Huffington Post on her addiction to pain pills and Michael Jackson sadly reminded me of the kids' fate...

" "The explanation is that this moment was the drug start point that eventually took over [Jackson's] life. I don't believe it. The pain he suffered was from his birth, from his being and becoming the commodity ... Few children, put into the intense focus of their precious youth being marketed for others' pleasure, come out unscathed and with any sense of mental balance." "

SavetheSheeples said...

"Word was that TLC was planning a cooking show for Kate based on the cookbook and renovated the kitchen to be more favorable for filming that. I suppose TLC has had a change of mind about that venture now, but who knows what the kooks at TLC will do next."

No way!?! Now all of America can learn how to feed their kids grapes and crackers for lunch.

SavetheSheeples said...

"Somebody here 'way back had said that it might be because of the number of people living and working there...since it's a production studio and not really a home...requiring additional of everything to accomodate feeding and serving so many workers."

Wow.

I wonder, if the old house in E-town is really for sale, and TLC owns the new house.

Anonymomma said...

Scottie, Judy is on to something. I had gallbladder attacks with two of my pregnancies. The first time, I was terrified thinking I was in labor. It felt like a 45 minute long monster contraction. I actually almost passed out from it. It came out of nowhere and let up out of nowhere.

Not until my last pregancy, when it happened again, did I find out what was going on. If you eat anything greasy (especially fast food like McD's) you'll get an attack within minutes. I also got them from hot foods.

Try the apple cider vinegar and avoiding anthing you might have eaten that triggered it. That's so scary to go thru when you're expecting : ( I hope you feel better soon!

Pony said...

The necklace looks to me like the kind of necklace (diamond on a gold chain) that she received from a special person - lover, boyfriend, grandmother, father, etc. Since chunky costume jewelry is what's in style right now (and what is being sold at ATL), the necklace has to have sentimental value for Kate.

OnlyHaveTwo said...

Did anyone see the Masches on LKL last night? (Dr. Drew was sitting in for Larry.) They were on for the last fifteen minutes of the show and had their kids with them. They said they are nothing like the Gosselins because they are not filmed "constantly." They are filmed an average of five days a month for seven to eight hours at a time. (This seems like a lot of filming at once.) That's to produce four hour-long shows a month. They said they are only paid "a small fee" and they are also different from J&K because the show is not their only, or even main, source of income. Brian works full time as a pharma. sales person (I happen to know a few of them and they usually make good money.) Jenny works four days (a month I think) as a PA (they also make good money). They said the show allows her to work less -- she'd have to work a couple more days a month to make ends meet if they didn't have the show. She made similar comments to Kate about the happiness at having someone document their daily lives when their kids are this age.

just wondering said...

What's Up With Her Necklace said...
Okay, so I know I'm off-topic, but I wonder what the significance is of Kate always wearing that same necklace.
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I don't think Kate is capable of actually loving anyone other than herself, so my best hunch is that she bought it herself.

KC said...

"Has it ever occurred to anyone else, that maybe Kate and her PR team have paid Jon big money to act like a philandering idiot in order to make Kate look better, so she can have her own show of Kate plus eight? Just a crazy thought."

I can't decide if that makes it worse or just as bad.

Jon cares more about money than his self respect and his children. Nice.

But no, I think this is "just Jon." What a catch!

lindahoyt said...

Judy, what do you do with the cider vinegar? Wouldn't fruit juice do just as well?

lindahoyt said...

Jayley,
I have never heard someone on their death bed wish that they had made more money, dated more people, gotten more cars or a bigger house. I have never even heard a dying person regret that they didn't get proper revenge on people who hurt them.

They always wish that they had more time to spend with their loved ones.

Jon and Kate are fools. They are not interested in listening to wise advice. But, I just pray that their story will serve as a warning to others and perhaps save some marriages or that some other selfish couples may see themselves and realise what they are doing to their own children.

I know they have helped me to see the need to spend more time away from the tv...perhaps even reading proverbs; anything but watching the destruction of 8 little souls on TLC.

just wondering said...

Pony said...
The necklace looks to me like the kind of necklace (diamond on a gold chain) that she received from a special person - lover, boyfriend, grandmother, father, etc. the necklace has to have sentimental value for Kate.

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You are being satirical, right? Kate/sentimental value?

Ba-da-Boom!!

Not a fan of either said...

A couple of things....

What he said in the Utah interview was that "they would keep filming as long as the children were marketable." He's always been after the money IMO.

After reading several posts last week from single parents striving day in and day out to do the right thing and raise their children while working hard and living on little but loving much; I now have a third reason for NOT WATCHING this trashy fraud of a show. I want to give my word to all of you single parents who are my heroes, that I WILL NOT WATCH TLC promote Kate Gosseling as a striving, hard working, love-my-children, can do, single parent. They and she are liars and con-artists and I am proud to wipe them out of my home.

Jayley said...

Linda, maybe you misunderstood my post? Having spent a great deal of time working with hospice as a social worker, time and time again people have expressed to me regret over not having lived their life to the fullest, fear about death, and the way their children would remember them. Never would I have meant that humans should suffer revenge of any type.. If you're talking about Karma that I might speak about, I was raised in an Episcopalian church, went 3 times a week and don't think there is a lot of difference between what Christians consider payment for sins, and what Buddhists consider as Karma.. same thing in most religions. If you behave as a decent human being trying your best, good will come to you- simple.THIS was my point about Kate, that my hope was she would realize how precious her childrens childhoods are, how badly she was treating others, and hopefully when moving past THIS earth to her God she could go peacefully without regrets. Linda, I consider it a privalidge to be able to comfort people in the end stages of their lives. Many others do also. I feel so strongly about this and am sorry if you don't understand.

Jayley said...

dear sweet lindahoyt, please remind me about the post that you are attributing to me stating,"...someone on their death bed wish that they had more money, dated more people,gotten more cars or a bigger house." I NEVER posted any such thing. you ain't pickin on me are ya?

jennifer said...

I dont care what I have thought about Kate in the past, but I have to at least give her some real credit as of late. Nearly every recent papparazi picture of Jon is out with a different girl in a different spot where at least Kate has been home with those kids. Its a welcomed change that for once she is caring for them (or so it seems). Jon on the other hand, just keeps digging his hole deeper and deeper, its so sad!

lindahoyt said...

Jayley,
Please accept my apologies for causing you distress! I wasn't critisizing you!

I knew what you meant. I was expounding on your theme with my own thoughts...agreeing with you!

My point was much the same as yours, that instead of putting all their time and efforts into gaining fame, more money, bigger houses, trying to take revenge on each other...they should put their efforts into their children and even their own relationship. They have placed a great deal of importance on things that do not last, and do not bring happiness.

Again, I am sorry for the misunderstanding.

Becky Q in PA said...

Jayley,
Since LindaHoyt isn't answering right away, I wanted to say I think she was agreeing with you!

If you go back and read her post, I think her sentiment was the same as yours. (People don't regret petty things; they wish they'd spent more time/done things differently with their families).

I'd hate to think you're worrying for no reason!

Jayley said...

Thanks for the clarification Linda and Becky...no distress here- i've had a long couple of days here, whew... all is cool. we are on the same page.

Alissa said...

This afternoon, I got dinner with my two best friends and they were talking about being on Team Kate. I asked them how anyone could be on Team Anyone-But-The-Kids?

Sadly with this show, the billions of other reality shows that women get for having bottomless uteri and Toddlers & Tiaras, TLC has become enablers for child exploitation from the likes of which have never been seen (by me, at least).

Tonight, after seeing a cringe-worthy youtube clip from T&T, my boyfriend said, "TLC should change its name from 'The Learning Channel' to 'Tough Luck, Children!'"

Judy said...

Linda, The apple cider vinegar helps to break the stones up. It also helps with acid indigestion by neutralizing it. You can also use warm lemon water but the apple cider vinegar helped the most for me. (you can google apple cider vinegar for gallstones or heartburn and get a bunch of good info).
I've taken a few teaspoons straight out of the bottle but you can also add some to some warm water, sweeten it with honey and drink it like a "tea". It's not as bad as you think. :) HTH

hanovertomato said...

You know, 95% of me wants to slap Jon. (For the record, 110% of me wants to slap Kate.)

The other 5% is little worried about him. I can't help but wonder if his recent behavior is maybe due to abuse of drugs and/or alcohol? Photos can be deceiving, but he looks either drunk or stoned a lot these days. Something in his eyes is definitely wonky.

Honestly, having 8 kids so young, then living with a super-critical wife for 10 years, plus the spotlight of a popular TV show and a VERY public divorce? Yeah, even though he brought it upon himself.. I think it might make a person a little loony. Throw in some alcohol/drugs, and it's just like a kid with super-strict parents in their first semester of college- they go a little crazy with the new-found freedom.

I can also see how, after being put down by your wife for so long, some female attention would likely be most welcome. He's being ridiculous about it though.

Not trying to make excuses for him. He's been acting like an idiot, no question. I guess I'm just hoping that it's some sort of an addiction, or an acting out phase, or something. Those can be worked through. I hope to God Jon gets his head screwed on straight, and can be a good father in the future. Lord knows the kids need him!

grannyoftwo said...

So true Jayley, if people could only see a glimpse into the future they would certainly do things alot different. I know I would have. I am trying to do it differently with the Grandchildren. I think that is why most people think Grndparents spoil Grandchildren because they give them the time and attention they wish they had given their own children.(had they just taken the time) The old adage about youth being wasted on the young is true I think. If only we had the wisdom to go along with that youth we would have it made. Some people actually get it from the start. those are the ones that look, and listen to what is going on around them and try not to make the same mistakes as others have. I wish I had been one so keen when I was younger. Kate is going to have so many regrets when she is onld and alone. Jon too, but I don't think he will be alone as long as he has money to buy-a-mate.

grannyoftwo said...

Poor Jon, ane I say that sarcastically of course. He cannot see that the "women" are only after him for what he can give them or what fame they can get from being around him. Whe are men so dumb when it comes to this. Is it just a terrible flaw in men that they cannot see the light when it comes to young sexy women? I would ask him one question, what if it were your daughters who were involved with a 34 year old man when they were 23, and had their lives spread all over the news, wait a minuter it will be his daughters one day because they do it now. And his daughters will give him fits as they age too. I think he is going to bail on the kids, IMO. I think he wants Kate to say, you just stay away from them if this is how you are going to act. He wants his freedom from all of it including fatherhood. JMO

grannyoftwo said...

I have been dwelling on a statement made by Jon about being just Jon. And now it comes out that they may just do a show about him in NY alone living the bachelor lifestyle. I think he knew it and they were planning this way back when he made that statement. They will get two shows out of TLC, and can make double the money. But who on this earth wants to watch a stupid man/boy make a fool of himself every week with another bimbo, or the same bimbo only out for his money and fame? I don't get it. Maybe I am too intelligent to get it. Obviously it would take some dumb and dumber audiences for that kind of show.

Sheila Nichols said...

grannyoftwo said...
I have been dwelling on a statement made by Jon about being just Jon. And now it comes out that they may just do a show about him in NY alone living the bachelor lifestyle. I think he knew it and they were planning this way back when he made that statement. They will get two shows out of TLC, and can make double the money. But who on this earth wants to watch a stupid man/boy make a fool of himself every week with another bimbo, or the same bimbo only out for his money and fame? I don't get it. Maybe I am too intelligent to get it. Obviously it would take some dumb and dumber audiences for that kind of show.
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I think the first show might be watched by the curious. The remaining shows would be watched by those wishing to self inflict pain.

Re: the necklace said...

Don't know when the necklace appeared but maybe it's from her old engagement ring. I'm planning on making my first diamond into a pendant when we upgrade mine.

venus said...

New pix on so sugary of Kate and the kids in the park. Obviously a photo op, but I must compliment Kate on not yanking the kids' arms out of their sockets when crossing the street. Someone is reading this blog

Yolanda said...

I don't know about you, but I'm getting bored with the daily pictures, the drama, the headlines, yada, yada, yada.

I used to really hate Kate, but I find my feelings for her growing more ambivalent, I find myself just not caring anymore! I don't plan on watching the show and the ongoing childish antics of Jon & Kate. Enough already!

Jon & Kate are lousy parents and their priorities are way off-base, but at the end of the day I think they'll get their comeuppance. Until then, all I can do is stop watching the show; and hope and pray somebody with authority steps in and saves those kids.

PaMa said...

Certainly no Jon OR Kate fan here, but I'm leary about everyone making assumptions about the amount of time either one is spending with the children.

We know, when Jon and Kate are at the McMansion, they periodically give a photo op to the paps in front of the house doing assorted activities. But, we really have no idea how much time they spend with the children in the backyard ... swimming or just playing with and/or supervising whatever kids want to do. For all we know, they may be using the pool everyday, but we just can't see it. Ditto for activities in the house, since we also know that there are times that kids do just want to stay indoors and play.

I just think we all should be careful to not assume that the only time Kate or Jon spend with their kids is in the front driveway. We have no idea what goes on in the backyard ... and that's a good thing. Until PROVEN otherwise, we can only hope that they're enjoying many happy hours there, away from the cameras.

SO~OVERWITHKON said...

Oh my! I have been out of the loop(vacation) for 2 weeks and wow, I am so glad! These people are pathetic!!!!! Beyond pathetic.

Anyway, just thought I would share a laugh, while on vacay! I was walking through a supermarket(Giant! lol) and my 11 dd saw the cover of pepople with Jon and Hailey on it and exclaimed *Jon is engaged!* Seriously I had to ask her *Jon who?* really it was frusterating until I realized WHO she was talking about! LOL! I read here daily(except when gone) and I could not figure out who jon was! LOL!OLOL!OL!OL!OL!OL!O!LO!L!O!L!O!L!O

=0)

Moons in Leo said...

I have recently been amazed at how people are jumping on the bandwagon to protect the Gosselin kids. I suppose it's better late than never.
Their dysfunction is more obvious post-divorce announcement, but clearly, so much was going on behind the scenes from the very beginning of this surreal reality.

Bev said...

As fun as it would be to believe, I don't think TLC is as dedicated to Kate as people believe. TLC is dedicated to making money. Period. Whether it makes Kate look like a saint or exposes her as an idiot they really don't care. As long as people watch and they make money they're happy. Obviously, Kate isn't smart enough to figure this out. She's just greedy and selfish and wants her money as well. She's posing for these horrid photos for the tabloids with her boobs hanging out all over the place because of her own ego and attention-seeking behavior. The only place she and Jon are showing up on is the tabloids. They don't care as long as they make money.

I think TLC will continue to let them make total idiots of themselves until that lightbulb goes off over their heads and they realize what a spectacle they've made of their childrens' lives. But then again...maybe they aren't that smart. They might think it's worth more having money than having dignity. But I guarantee you this...When those 8 kids grow up and realize how selfish and greedy their parents were and see how they were exploited and put out as props on the lawn for the sake of money, Jon and Kate had better have some damn good lawyers to protect them from their own children. It's gonna happen.

mary said...

"For all the reality show personalities, please remember that real life doesn't get edited to make things better or worse or get better ratings. You're responsible for what you do. Life isn't just a show. And your families can't just be props. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later." -Candy Spelling

TUNDRA said...

Is this the same woman and child we've seen hanging out at the Gosselins?

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1

lindahoyt said...

Bev,

If what you say is true about TLC, then they are actually missing the boat. Because they could make TONS of money by doing an intervention with Kate. Address what everyone with eyes can see: she has serious mental and rage issues, that hurt anyone who has ever loved her!

TLC has hours and hours of footage of Kate's rages and cruelty toward her children, her husband and the staff; with which they could use to confront her, and to convince her to seek the help that she needs. Help which they could and should hire to help her. Bring in the Psychologists and the counselors---shoot, bring in Christian counselors-- to confront both Kate and Jon. THAT would be a show that would break all rating records! Truly. The TAMING OF THE SHREW, with a modern day Kate, would be a huge hit for TLC.

met said...

Yolanda said

I used to really hate Kate, but I find my feelings for her growing more ambivalent, I find myself just not caring anymore! I don't plan on watching the show and the ongoing childish antics of Jon & Kate. Enough already!

ITA! I'm so bored by all the fake pictures. I took a couple of weeks off from this site and others and am glad to see the comments are dwindling. Also...I don't know how anyone can even watch this show. The kids aren't really cute (anymore) and the parents are plain ugly.

just wondering said...

lindahoyt said...
Bev,

If what you say is true about TLC, then they are actually missing the boat. Because they could make TONS of money by doing an intervention with Kate.
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Can you priority mail that idea right on over to them? Tell them that double digit millions will happily clear the night and watch!!

Brillian idea!

But..
I think that TLC has a lot of money invested in J&K and will continue to do whatever damage control is necessary to try and salvage the show - For Now.

But the audience has changed. Their current numbers reflect that. Their core family & Christian group is gone and what they are left with are the gawkers and accident watchers. And this crowd won't be happy watching Kate pitch a tent for the kids. They want drama.

So unless TLC wants to film J&K with fists flying, the show will ultimately fail and TLC knows this. And flying fists with 8 little kids in the background won't work either. They are pretty much screwed.

TLC will bail when they run out of options and will leave Kate to settle her drama on her own. They are probably already planning a future escape strategy.

Tick tock, Kate.

PatK said...

I was very surprised to see the pics of Kate taking the kids to a park. I have to wonder if they made special arrangements so that no common people were there using the facilities in that area. Also, I did not see a bodyguard in any of the pics. Certainly, Kate wouldn't dare take them anywhere without protection from evil commoners.

shanemotb said...

I have to say it was wonderful to see the kids happy in the So Sugary pics at the park.http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=18

They were without a bodyguard and everyone looks relaxed and happy. In a couple of the pics you can see where different people at the park came up to say hello. At least it was an hour or so of "normal" for the kids.

gmf56 said...

The park photos are astounding. I don't think I have ever seen Kate look that happy or relaxed with the children. The children look good too.

I was about done following this saga until I looked at those photos. I thought all the antics of the past few weeks were unreal, but those photos of Kate at the park seem more unreal than anything else lately.

Anyone else feel that way?

kimmie said...

It was really nice to see the kids and Kate all looking happy and having a good time at the park. The pix showed them leaving thier cars with no bodyguards...no film crew...other people around. A nice day at the park.

thinkingoutsidethebox said...

TUNDRA said...
Is this the same woman and child we've seen hanging out at the Gosselins?

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1


I find it interesting that when Jon is photographed with a woman it is AUTOMATICALLY presumed that said woman is a 'love interest' or someone Jon is romatically involved with. However, no one is questioning the 'relationship' between Kate and the blonde woman seen in recent photos. Just because the unidentified individual is FEMALE does not EXLCUDE the probablity that the 'relationship' between Kate and this woman could very well extend beyond the perimeters of being 'just friends'.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

shanemotb said...
I have to say it was wonderful to see the kids happy in the So Sugary pics at the park.http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=18

They were without a bodyguard and everyone looks relaxed and happy. In a couple of the pics you can see where different people at the park came up to say hello. At least it was an hour or so of "normal" for the kids.

7/26/2009 2:47 PM
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If this was truly not a publicity stunt - that's great. But calm my paranoid self - for the life of me I still see a potential "photo op"

I can't believe she would take 8 kids - plus that friend of her's and her child - out to a public park sans security............

she can't even go to the grocery store or UPS without them.

Sorry - but I have to admit - that's the most i've seen her or the kids smile in a long long time

A park visit just better NOT ever show up as an episode in the future......that's all i'm sayin....

ilikemykithcen said...

Maybe it's just the area you live...but I don't find it that odd that someone would "upgrade" a kitchen in their new home.

Around here it's pretty standard. We bought a model home and upgraded the kitchen to fit our style.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Is this the same woman and child we've seen hanging out at the Gosselins?

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
As far as I'm concerned - the answer is YES. She's been in quite a few photos this past week.

I'm beginning to think she may be staying at the house? as another poster suggested?

So I guess the million dollar questions is - WHO IS SHE?

chesterctymom said...

kimmie said...

It was really nice to see the kids and Kate all looking happy and having a good time at the park. The pix showed them leaving thier cars with no bodyguards...no film crew...other people around. A nice day at the park.


No film crew except for tlc's photographers...

A redo waste of money said...

Someone said that they upgraded a new kitchen also. I don't understand where you mean "around here"? I don't understand your point.
Around where? Why would people in this economy WASTE money on redoing a perfectly beautiful kitchen as Kate's with obviously custom cabinets. No, it was done because Kate wants new things of her own. "Mine ALL mine." Or like it was mentioned, for her psudo 'cooking show' that tanked.

WhoDidWhatFirst said...

I cannot believe Kate will have the guts to swing at that park while wearing the green dress. Holy cow! that must have been a sight for the photographer.

Marie+55 said...

Why are the kids at the park if they are trying to avoid press? Was TLC filming?

Why does K continue to wear "baby doll" dresses which seem to be too tight?

Will the public ever find out who paid for the new kitchen?

There are so many unanswered questions.

Amy2 said...

I saw the JustJared.com photos. IMO its another photo op; get as many hotos as possible with the children. Look at me I'm a good Mom, I'm with my kids. I do everything for them, including taking out the recycles. Baloney!

Faking It said...

gmf56 said...
The park photos are astounding. I don't think I have ever seen Kate look that happy or relaxed with the children. The children look good too.

I was about done following this saga until I looked at those photos. I thought all the antics of the past few weeks were unreal, but those photos of Kate at the park seem more unreal than anything else lately.

Anyone else feel that way?
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I agree! IMO, if there hadn't been any photographers accompanying them, the outing wouldn't have happened. Poor little gosslings.

NJMom said...

IMHO the park pictures were all approved by Khate before being released. Not a bad one in the bunch. If this were reallly the p-people they'd be going for the money shot of Khate in one of her rages or with the girls hanging out. Just saying....

MBach said...

Just because you see pictures of Kate/Hate with the kids, does NOT mean she is spending much time with them.

I read the posts here about Kate/Hate waving her children away while she ate a salad. She seems to always have a phone attached to her ear. Remember that phone was important enough for her daughter to get spanked over a disruptive noise. There have been comments on how the kids have had to sit in cars for hours, enter rooms or get off the bus over and over, all to "get the shot" the camera crew wanted. Kate/Hate couldn't be bothered to give Maddie a drink during an interview. Kate/Hate couldn't be brothered away from furniture shopping to help her sick impacted son find relief from his pain. Kate/Hate raced her children to be the first to pick out a puppy said to be the kids only Christmas present - then she spends the rest of the time saying how much she hates the dogs. Kate/Hate put her very sick little son on the cold laundry room floor, rather then be bothered to clean up after him. Kate/Hate spent months away from her kids while promoting "her" book. Kate/Hate cried on a plane-while expecting her kids to be calm, she moaned on a couch too sick to help her kids dress to ski-but had plenty enough energy to go to a spa, took them to a park, crayon factory, beach and MANY other locations, but couldn't be bothered by letting them play, get dirty, OR HAVE FUN.

So just what makes ANYONE think that she is REALLY spending time with her children?

She HAS HELP. Handlers, drivers, cooks, maids, gardeners, and the famous not-a-nanny on duty 24/7. Kate/Hate has plenty of behind closed door times that she can go to her room, lock the door, and pretend she is a princess imprisoned in a tower. If only!

Dunwoody Mom said...

I was about done following this saga until I looked at those photos. I thought all the antics of the past few weeks were unreal, but those photos of Kate at the park seem more unreal than anything else lately.

Anyone else feel that way?


And just who informed the "paps" Kate and the kids would be at the park? Come on, everyone knows this is all pretend. And Kate, hanging from those monkey bars with a dress and no bra? Sheesh....can you say, trashy?

Miranda said...

Yolanda said...

I used to really hate Kate, but I find my feelings for her growing more ambivalent, I find myself just not caring anymore!...

____________________

The opposite of love isn't hate, the opposite of love is indifference. You got it right, Yolanda!

Sharon said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
I was about done following this saga until I looked at those photos. I thought all the antics of the past few weeks were unreal, but those photos of Kate at the park seem more unreal than anything else lately.

Anyone else feel that way?
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Oh yes, it's all for show, and it makes me sick. Is it the park, or is it in their yard. Why do I even go there. Who is the little blond boy, and what is up with the green house dress. My mother used to wear a "house dress" and it looked just like that.

GreenGoddess said...

Jacelyn, You don't think Jon and Kate are actually PAYING for any new kitchen, do you? TLC is paying for it, silly.

Throwing money away said...

I have never heard such silly rational for Kate redoing a perfectly good and lovely kitchen.
NO, Kate is NOT stimulating the economy. She is spending her CHILDREN'S money. That's the crux of the whole debacle. Its spending money that she doesn't have to spend. No amount of explaination justifies throwing money away, money that belongs to the kids.

rosie said...

27 acres of land to do whatever she wants with the kids, with all the privacy they need in the yard or on other parts of the Konpound, and all of a sudden she decides that she'll let the pap's take ALL their photos out in the open at a park.
The whole facade is SO transparent I can not stand it.

a rose is a rose said...

Again, Kate in a babydoll sundress to PLAY in the park with the kids?
Were we supposed to see another panty shot? Does this woman not own any shorts or capri's to play with her kids in? Kate, stop the madness, please.

beentheredonethat said...

I wonder if Kate finds photos of other women spending time with their children, pumping their own gas, and running daily errands as equally extraordinary as SHE believes herself to be while doing the exact same? Seriously, what Kate is doing in these daily photos isnt anything exceptional or 'beyond the call of duty' it is what is known in reality as , being A PARENT!!

Do it all ourselves said...

What Kate sees as doing ALL the work around the house herself, to those of us that really work or raise children by ourselves, what she does would be 'leisure time' to us. Is she kidding me? We do all of the household chores, PLUS work and raise kids, drive, foodshop, dentist/doctor appts., and juggle it all by ourselves.
She has NO insight.

PaMa said...

Paul Peterson has put up a new post, dealing with the current status of the "reality" children:

http://www.minorcon.org/

"The news for kids in the entertainment business is filled with alarming stories, led by the continuing inability of the State of Pennsylvania to render a decision as to the status of the eight Gosselin children who make up 4/5th of the cast of "Jon & Kate +8," a show due to end its hiatus on August 3rd 2009 and resume production shortly thereafter. After the media circus that took place in New York City over the past weekend that saw the Gosselin children dragged through hordes of paparazzi over a span of more than eight hours to promote TLC's programming, a reasonable person might conclude that there is no one in authority at TLC to end the serial abuse of reality show kids. In brief, are the Gosselin Kids working, or not? If they're not working, why is everyone else in the Gosselin home-studio being paid?"

Becky Q in PA said...

MBach said...
[Kate] seems to always have a phone attached to her ear. Remember that phone was important enough for her daughter to get spanked over a disruptive noise.

***********
I've been wondering...who in the heck is she supposed to be talking to? She has no friends and has cut off all her family. Are they PAYING people to make conversation with her now? I can only think of 2 reasons anyone would willingly engage her in conversation:
1) they're being paid
2) they have to go through her to further exploit the children

There's always the possibility, too, that she's just pretending to talk on the phone so she'll seem busy and important to the paps. She's all about appearances.

I just want to know said...

A few question if I may:

1. Why does Kate wear her nightgowns outside? Today at the park when she skipped church (after ripping off all those Christians last year) she has on a puke green nightgown.

A few weeks back she had on a pepto-bismal pink nightgown on in her front yard.

Is that a new fashion? Wear your bed clothes outside?

Secondly, she should ask for a refund on her boob job. The Nips are way off to the side, sort of like a cow.

Thirdly, why do all her fake smiles look so much like grimaces?

Kudos To Paul P. said...

PaMa said...
From PaMa, thanks for sharing the comment: "Paul Peterson has put up a new post, dealing with the current status of the 'reality' children..."
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I think I love this guy; he's ON it! I wish he could get that printed on the Huffington Post or something similar; he's tireless, but he's "been there." Bravo.

Miranda said...

MBach said...
[Kate] seems to always have a phone attached to her ear.

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Becky Q in PA said...

I've been wondering...who in the heck is she supposed to be talking to?...There's always the possibility, too, that she's just pretending to talk on the phone so she'll seem busy and important to the paps. She's all about appearances.

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I don't think Kate's really talking to anyone either. I think she's using the phone as a prop, an excuse for avoiding the horrendously horrendous work and drudgery of having to interact with her kids. (Plus, she obviously WANTS to be seen on the phone all the time so everyone will think she's in-demand -- otherwise, she'd use the kids' $$ to buy herself a bluetooth.)

John and Kate who cares said...

IMO the photos of Kate and the 8 are nothing more than PR for the return.

I was shopping down in the West Village this weekend and a major A list celeb and family was in the same store as my. This is actually a common site in NY. The store was not closed just so they could shop, not paps anywhere in sight. No hooker heels, cute little baby doll dress. Didn't walk in and say don't you know who I am. Waited until I was finished and then got her assistance. Kate take note, this is how REAL celebs act. Just like everyone else.

lukebandit said...

when spankgate happened, i believe that kate was on the phone with steve. because what mother would go beserk when your child is tooting a whistle on the big driveway? all she had to do is walk toward the garage and step inside the garage. not a nanny would automatically kick in to automatic babysitting mode, so she could have some private time to talk to steve. she is not going to let steve hear that she got dissed by a small child tooting on a whistle.
loved the new statement by paul peterson.
i believe that jon and kate are blowing money like they are because why not? when the kids get old enough, they can sue TLC to get compensated for pain and suffering and embarrassment.
the spanking, the impacting, not getting markers at the crayola factory, not to eat the cupcakes,
not allowing aunt jody and uncle kevin back, not secretly pay beth, aunt jodie, uncle kevin, cousins, grandparents, other volunteers.
i love when paul peterson says that for every dollar that they have made for every tear or ache or pain for embarrassment, will be paid 100 fold because their attorneys kick ---!
OCTOmom signed a reality deal and the kids will make 250 a day each. their film schedule is very limited and their coogan accounts have already been set up.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Bottom line, TLC...No one but the sheeply believe that Kate has suddenly decided to be a "real" Mom. You can quit the PR campaign, no one is buying it.

fedup said...

I was wondering...
Could the redone kitchen have been for the cookbook which is now on hold...
After all the princess needed a chef's kitchen so she could look like a real mom...and sell her best selling cookbook...
Not craft services that cook for her on filming days or the nanny...
I pray they do not sell love in the mix... the cookbook is as fake as her acting and marriage!!

Mary said...

I know exactly what Park theyre at.
Happy Hollow Park in Wyomissing,Pa

Bored Teen said...

Jon and Kate remind me of the TIN MAN, SCARECROW and the COWARDLY LION on the WIZARD OF OZ. The both need a heart and brain and some courage.

LoveToRead said...

I have no desire to watch "Lifestyles of the Nouveau Riche and Infamous: the Kate Addition". The drama shows I like to watch have interesting story lines acted by talented actors, the Kate show is a boring story (Kate puts up a tent, how exciting!! Kate leaves for her weekend away and hugs all the kids! woohoo!) acted out by people with no talent. This is like that Seinfeld episode when Jerry and George pitched their "show about nothing". "You drive to work, there's a show..." I'll be watching "Lie to Me" instead, also a show about people trying to get away with lying but always getting caught. But well acted and much more exciting...

mommyof3 said...

Regarding Kate at the park in her dresses...that is bizarre but IMO what is more bizarre is taking little girls to a playground in dresses. I would imagine it would be hard to play dressed like that. Also, as a mom of 3 kids and a preschool teacher, I wouldn't allow flip-flops or crocs. At the school wear I teach, if a child does not have closed toe shoes on, he cannot use the equipment. I can't tell you how many injuries have occured because of flip- flops and crocs.
To briefly change the subject, why does Kate need so much help to do everyday things. The kids should be old enough to be a little more self sufficiant. I can handle 10 3-4 year olds in a playground alone, I do it daily. Also, my husband did 2 tours in Iraq for a total of 3 years. In that time I traveled from Pennsylvania to Alaska for a cruise (3 kids: 5,8 &11) No body gaurds, nannies, cooks or maids. Also went to Bermuda the year before.

AllIDo said...

I took my trash out last Weds eve, people! I am SPECIAL
Oh and today I "have to" take my youngest to the doctor b/c she is SICK, -I will be ALONE ,as my husband will be at his **2nd** job (he works, gasp!~)so I take my 3 youngest w/me to the clinic and leave the two eldest here to rip the place up in my absence....which I will have to clean up etc ** ALL ALONE** whenever I get to it, b/c *I* DONT HAVE ANY HELP.
But wait! First I have to carve-out time to worsip at the Altar of (K)Hate at all SHE does...
Excuse me while I go find my lowest "booby shirt" to wear to the pediatric clinic.

Finally commenting said...

I ran across a fabulous quote today by Maya Angelou:

"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers."

Isn't that wonderful? Of course I couldn't help but think of Kate and her oh-so-fake cheeriness for the cameras. Sigh. Those poor kids.

2beornot2be said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
Bottom line, TLC...No one but the sheeply believe that Kate has suddenly decided to be a "real" Mom. You can quit the PR campaign, no one is buying it.

IMO, everyone should be questioning what this mother of two sets of multiples ages eight and 5 was doing the past eight plus years considering the fact that ONLY NOW Kate feels the necessity to go to such great lengths to prove herself to be a 'real' hands on mom.

LORI IN OHIO said...

What a legacy these two are going to leave their children. Money comes and goes, but a good name lives on in the lives of your children. It's a sad testimony to how the promise of fame and fortune takes center stage, while being a parent that these children can be proud of goes to the end of the list.

Those two are nuts. Period.

WakeUpJonandKate said...

If you go to the Minor Consideration website, the lead story is about how 11 reality show participants have committed suicide.

I really wonder if Jon & Kate have asked themselves if all of this money is worth not only the destruction of their marriage, friends, and family... but the mental health of their children? How will they feel if one or more kids commits suicide because of the nonstop scrutiny, teasing, etc. that are sure to come?

It's pretty easy to google child stars and suicide and find a long long list of child stars who died either at their own hand or via drugs. And these were kids who were in the public eye much less as it was before the 24 hour journalism phenomenon.

Sadly, I do see that as the likely fate of at least one Gosselin. I truly hope and pray I'm wrong and that Jon and Kate will WAKE UP, stop filming, and get their kids out of the public eye and into therapy. And not just dealing with the divorce therapy either.

Thoughts2Ponder said...

Miranda said...
MBach said...
[Kate] seems to always have a phone attached to her ear.

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Becky Q in PA said...

I've been wondering...who in the heck is she supposed to be talking to?...There's always the possibility, too, that she's just pretending to talk on the phone so she'll seem busy and important to the paps. She's all about appearances.

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I don't think Kate's really talking to anyone either. I think she's using the phone as a prop, an excuse for avoiding the horrendously horrendous work and drudgery of having to interact with her kids. (Plus, she obviously WANTS to be seen on the phone all the time so everyone will think she's in-demand -- otherwise, she'd use the kids' $$ to buy herself a bluetooth.)


I betcha shes talking to the nasty p people out by the road to make sure they can see her, and get the shots she wants put put for all to see!!!

Calgary7 said...

re: Kate on the phone

Could it be that she is busy stalking or repeatedly calling a special someone?

Some stalkers have called their victims upwards of a couple of hundred times a day.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS said...

mommyof3 said

my husband did two tours in IRAQ

your husband is a true hero, courage, bravery, and streadfast determination to give of himself to protect our freedom - it is your family that deserves all the thanks for your sacrifices

please let your husband know HOW GRATEFUL we are for his service and the service of ALL who serve

so much more important than these two trailer park, child exploiting d list losers whose fifteen minutes ARE just about up

think of what their lives will be then.....they will need more therapy than their miserable money making eight, mark my words.

THANKS AGAIN TO YOUR HUSBAND AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY - YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!

LIZ AND JOHN
BOSTON

readerlady said...

@mommyof3

I second what GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS had to say. Please thank your husband from me, too.

I was checking out some old tapes yesterday to make sure I didn't erase something I wanted to keep, when I came across a couple of episodes of "Table For Twelve". I've been on a TLC free diet for some time, so hadn't watched any of that show. I decided to watch just so I could be madder at TLC for more kid exploitation. Instead I saw the following:

Parents who actually respect and like each other and their children.
A grandmother who makes hot chocolate for her grandkids, babysits for her handicapped granddaughter so the others can have fun in the snow, and is respected by her daughter.
Kids who are allowed in the house even though they are plastered with snow.
A mother who puts on her grubbies and tramps around a farm with her kids without complaining about how icky it is and worrying about the kids for getting dirty.
Parents who pray with their children.
A family who doesn't blather about being "Christian", but shows it in their daily activities.
Children who respect their parents and siblings.
Parents who aren't afraid to say they made a mistake and ask for forgiveness.
Parents who actually sit at table and share a meal with their kids.
Kids who made a birthday cake for their mother, and a mother who ate it.

In short, the Hayes family demonstrated everything that Jon and Kate were hyped to be but aren't. Still not sure how I feel about the kids being filmed, but at least it didn't seem to be excessive.

Betsy in PA said...

Kate and the kids are at Hershey Park today. My niece's friend texted her that they are staying at the same hotel in Hershey, PA. Don't know any more details than that, but it makes sense. Family time with mommy - and I'm sure the paps were there to document it all.

Please end the show said...

...okay, here is the deal... J and K want the show to go on because it is their bread and butter so to speak. The marriage was over long ago and no one is a fan of K. In order for the show to go on they need to rebuild a fan base for K. She is so disliked that the only way to make her more likeable is to make J look worse than K. Thus the media circus via J! ...so, while J acts like a bigger and bigger creep, K is trying to act more kind and loving with the children and put on an appearance of doing it alone. You know, like all of the other single moms out there. ...but wait.. here is the big problem... the kids are suffering and private information is out there which shouldn't be. They are no longer safe. The show should not continue - under any shape or form. The madness has gone too far!

I'm Trying Not To Cry said...

From WakeUpJonAndKate: "I really wonder if Jon & Kate have asked themselves if all of this money is worth not only the destruction of their marriage, friends, and family... but the mental health of their children? How will they feel if one or more kids commits suicide because of the nonstop scrutiny, teasing, etc. that are sure to come? It's pretty easy to google child stars and suicide and find a long long list of child stars who died either at their own hand or via drugs. And these were kids who were in the public eye much less as it was before the 24 hour journalism phenomenon."
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Man, thank you for this comment but it really disturbed me. I can't stand to think that any of those eight kids could fall into this kind of jeopardy but, of course, as they get older and see how they were exposed, it'll probably make them want to just disappear and go live in a remote mountain cabin. There's so much that's private and precious about growing up, but theirs is on public view, leaving them nothing of their own as a personal memory. Their name will be recognizable, no matter what they do and where they go, and people will stare and scrutinize, not giving them a chance to be who they are, but what they were. I'm sure some of the Gosselin kids are going to do everything they can to deny their past and family name so they can live in the world anonymously. "Documenting their lives," Jon and Kate, has already succeeding in ruining their lives. How can you keep rubbing salt into the wounds by running this into the ground?

I can't imagine if my parents were divorcing, and the "whole world" knew about it, and a lot of the details. I can remember when I was told, years later, that my grandmother had an early senility (probably Alzheimer's) and was institutionalized in a place near where I lived, which everybody knew of and kids, unfairly, would poke fun at mostly because it scared them. If I'd thought my peers in junior hi/highschool, back then, knew my grandmother was in that facility which everybody joked about, I would have simply wanted to melt through the cracks in the floor rather than face that kind of ridicule and sarcasm. Kids can be cruel; others can be very sensitive. We eventually work it out as we age but these poor Gosselin kids have a lot to go through yet, navigating the teen years/young adulthood with no secrets. It would take a really resilient kid with strong parental influence to get through a barrage of teasing about their life on film. From what I've seen of Jon and Kate, and now the disjointed mess each parent is mired in, I doubt very seriously that the eight kids are being shored up emotionally or reassured and guided through the hard times. I fear these children are in for a world of hurt and it's so, so unfair and wrong.

Runaround Kate said...

If Kate is at Hershey Park today, its just another TLC taping, which we'll all see when the show returns. So they're still at it with the trips to the amusement parks again. These children do not know what its like to spend a quiet, meaningful and camerafree day at home out of site and having their own fun. Life for most is not a constant cycle of amusement parks, and believe me, it looks like they've hit every park it the country, from Fla., to Calif, to Hawaii, to the outter banks & Utah

Carol Girl said...

All the gifted, talented actors and comedians that don't have jobs because instead of brilliant sitcoms, we have vacuous, cheap, trashy crap like "Jon Plus or Minus, Take Your Pick, Khate plus Tragic 8." This is what I lie awake in bed at night fuming about.

C'villeGa mom said...

I just read on Radar that Paul Peterson won his court case with Octomom--she now has a guardian to look over the kids financial future.
GO PAUL! The Gosselin kids sure do need someone looking over them!

Its the kids turn said...

It actually made me ill to see Jon in the Hamptons with all those phoney people, and his arm around everyone trying to emulate them.
How about go back to the children and put your arms around them, they miss you. This is SO, SO SAD.

NoUse4Kate said...

AllIDo said...

I took my trash out last Weds eve, people! I am SPECIAL
Oh and today I "have to" take my youngest to the doctor b/c she is SICK, -I will be ALONE ,as my husband will be at his **2nd** job (he works, gasp!~)so I take my 3 youngest w/me to the clinic and leave the two eldest here to rip the place up in my absence....which I will have to clean up etc ** ALL ALONE** whenever I get to it, b/c *I* DONT HAVE ANY HELP.
But wait! First I have to carve-out time to worsip at the Altar of (K)Hate at all SHE does...
Excuse me while I go find my lowest "booby shirt" to wear to the pediatric clinic.

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That made me laugh. I take out the trash every week, always have, always will. I was thinking about it today and I swear the thought of "should I call the paps to notify them" came to mind. lol

Hope your trip to the docs went well. :)

chesterctymom said...

Betsy in PA said...

Kate and the kids are at Hershey Park today. My niece's friend texted her that they are staying at the same hotel in Hershey, PA. Don't know any more details than that, but it makes sense. Family time with mommy - and I'm sure the paps were there to document it all.


Really, they are staying in a hotel? They live 40 minutes from Hershey! Lets guess what number show "A Visit to Hershey" will be...

Lynn Krantz said...

I just saw a clip of next weeks episode (the new one) and its about them getting a new kitchen. Honest to God....can't they come up with something a little more interesting....all they do is show how Kate gets more stuff every week. From trips to houses to appliances to tummy tucks to braces to hair implants to bicycles to camping equipment to new carpet to designer clothes to kids clothes to baseball games to basketball games to private visits to kid places (like the Strasburg railroad) to.....where does this end? Every week is about them getting more stuff. And the point of this show....if you lie and cheat and treat people like crap you will get more stuff the you ever imagined and all of it for free!! Oh and you will be paid to do it. Please....put a stop to this. I won't be watching anymore, but I know its out there and it makes me ill.

Lynnie511

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

Jon and Kate are fighting and not getting along and missing great moments in their kids lives both my baby brothers have chosen to serve our country. Both have done multiple tours in Iraq/ Kuwait. My one brother was not home in time to see his little girl born. They have no idea whats really important in life none. Some of this free stuff needs to go to the family of people like my brothers not people like this family who already have been given so much for doing so little.

Miranda said...

Thoughts2Ponder said...

I betcha shes talking to the nasty p people out by the road to make sure they can see her, and get the shots she wants put put for all to see!!!

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"Hi P-People, it's me... I'm in front of the garage; can you see me? OK. Better get your telephoto lens focused, 'cause I'm about to lean over & give you a nice shot of 'the girls.' You do know that I get double the $$ for a picture of both, right?

What do you mean, "Where are the kids?" ?! Who cares? I"m the real celebrity in this family!!

Ok, now I'm gonna go sit on my front steps with my legs apart so you can get a sexy upskirt picture. That's the REAL money shot, so I'll pose for as many as you want, whenever you want. Just call me, OK?"

Merrilee said...

Bev said...
As fun as it would be to believe, I don't think TLC is as dedicated to Kate as people believe. TLC is dedicated to making money. Period. Whether it makes Kate look like a saint or exposes her as an idiot they really don't care
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Kate doesn't give a hoot what ANYBODY thinks of her. She doesn't care! If being a disgusting pig brings in all that money, she is happy to be cast as a disgusting pig.

Our opinions of her mean nothing to her. Absolutely nothing. She does not care. She and TLC are just very happy to keep the money rolling on in.

She has said, if people watch to see perfect people, they will not see them on their show. She says she is not perfect and doesn't claim to be perfect. She just does not care at all what any of us think. We are nothing to her. Money is everything to her, and to that TLC CEO woman.

We are nothing to her.

Bonnie said...

Hip Hip Hooray for Paul Petersen! He succeeded against Nadya Suleman!!

Please, please, let the Gosselin kids be next on his list of things that must be done.

Tuesday said...

Lynn said, Can't they come up with something a little more interesting? Nope, they can't. As fascinating as it is to watch one family have remodel after remodel on a kitchen, it's also a bit infuriating. Our kitchen remodel consisted of paint and new cabinet handles because all of our appliances, close to 20 years old, still work. I forgot, the cooking queen Kate NEEDS another new kitchen. Habitat for Humanity could use donations. The selfish pretend mother and cook does not.

Alissa said...

I just want to know said:

Thirdly, why do all her fake smiles look so much like grimaces?

I know, right?! Every time I see a posed picture of her, it looks like she's clenching her teeth to keep from telling the media how much she hates all of them.

Chris said...

I just want to know said...
A few question if I may:

1. Why does Kate wear her nightgowns outside? Today at the park when she skipped church (after ripping off all those Christians last year) she has on a puke green nightgown.

A few weeks back she had on a pepto-bismal pink nightgown on in her front yard.

Is that a new fashion? Wear your bed clothes outside?
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OMG!! I was just think that if I was 40 years younger I'd wear something like that. Then I realized that 40 years ago, I did wear something like that. To bed.

Grow up & go home said...

Didn't Jon ever hear the saying "Guests and fish smell in three days"
He is wearing out his welcome in the Hamptons. Doesn't he know that he over stayed his visit. Grow up.

Carezee said...

In the photos in the park who is the other woman with the baby? Where are the other families that would be using that park? Was the park closed so the Gosselin's could play without having to share? This was definitely a photo op. Kate is definitely playing up to the cameras. This is not quality time with the children, it is work. Notice how miserable she looks in some of the photos. Although the children do look happy to be away from the driveway.

just wondering said...

thinkingoutsidethebox said...
TUNDRA said...
Is this the same woman and child we've seen hanging out at the Gosselins?

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1


I find it interesting that when Jon is photographed with a woman it is AUTOMATICALLY presumed that said woman is a 'love interest' or someone Jon is romatically involved with. However, no one is questioning the 'relationship' between Kate and the blonde woman seen in recent photos. Just because the unidentified individual is FEMALE does not EXLCUDE the probablity that the 'relationship' between Kate and this woman could very well extend beyond the perimeters of being 'just friends'.

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You mean Kate might have her very own Fame Whore?? Oh, Goody!

Actually, I've been tossing this around in my brain, too, but I haven't got enough info yet, I don't think.

A Hero For The Children said...

Bonnie said...
Hip Hip Hooray for Paul Petersen! He succeeded against Nadya Suleman!!

Please, please, let the Gosselin kids be next on his list of things that must be done.
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I know, I know! I saw him on The Early Show and he spoke so eloquently. I hate to use the overused word of the Gosselins' but it is so appropriate to call Paul Peterson AWESOME! And, importantly, although he was talking about Octomom, he said Jon and Kate DO NOT ESCAPE HIS ATTENTION (or something to that effect; can't remember verbatim).

I guess if Octomom was going to have all those babies, thankfully she had them in California where SOME protections were already in place for children in these situations. Paul Peterson took the necessary steps forward from where apparently the law falls short. I say, hug that judge on the bench, too!

Paul Peterson can some day go to his grave knowing that he did right by a lot of kids. His life would probably be easier sitting on the sidelines but, like all selfless heroes, he digs in for justice and moral good. In this distasteful mess of the Gosselin parents, Paul Peterson shines as an honorable man.

Thank You Paul Peterson said...

C'villeGa mom said...
I just read on Radar that Paul Peterson won his court case with Octomom--she now has a guardian to look over the kids financial future.
GO PAUL! The Gosselin kids sure do need someone looking over them!
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The guy deserves a medal! I got the impression from watching The Early Show where he was a guest with his lawyer (Gloria A.) that even though this was about Octomom, he hasn't forgotten about the Gosselin kids. This is the kind of action and the kind of press that is needed!

Anybody reading, lurking or commenting here, if you don't know who Paul Peterson is, google him and also go back to the GWoP homepage and click on "A Minor Consideration" where the links are posted over on the right. That's his website. He was a child actor in TV shows and movies who became a passionate child advocate/activist. He's the bomb.

grannyoftwo said...

I totally agree with you Carol girl. The problem is that we don't have any one anymore that has the ability to think up a good sit-com or a new show. They are either lazy or do not have the brains for it. That is why we have all these dumb reality shows. It doesn't take much thought to put one on each week.It is part of the generation thing, IMO, the generation before had ideas, thought processes, and imagination, not to mention talent to come up with exciting shows and gave us entertainment. This is not entertainment, it is diaster, and shows lack of talent and laziness on their parts.

NoUse4Kate said...

I'm Trying Not To Cry & WakeUpJonAndKate, nice posts.

VB Mom of 2 Boys said...

Kate and the kids are at Hershey Park today. My niece's friend texted her that they are staying at the same hotel in Hershey, PA. Don't know any more details than that, but it makes sense. Family time with mommy - and I'm sure the paps were there to document it all.


Really, they are staying in a hotel? They live 40 minutes from Hershey! Lets guess what number show "A Visit to Hershey" will be...

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Didn't she go to the spa in Hershey on the Mother's Day episode in one of the earlier seasons? I'm guessing they stayed at the hotel so that Kate could go to the spa and someone else could take care of the kids.

downtheroad said...

I would bet if they kids were in Hershey yesterday it was with Jon. I believe Kate was running around reading yesterday.

Tiger Lily said...

What can we (writers, readers, lurkers of this blog) do to help Paul Peterson and his organization protect the G8? Certainly TLC and Khate and Jon are doing nothing. Thinking of a song from "Cabaret" "Money, money, money . . . " Is AMC waiting for the state of PA to make a move?

delilahboyd said...

Alissa said...
I just want to know said:

Thirdly, why do all her fake smiles look so much like grimaces?

I know, right?! Every time I see a posed picture of her, it looks like she's clenching her teeth to keep from telling the media how much she hates all of them.


It's easy to spot a fake smile: the eyes give it away every time. If the eyes aren't "smiling" (i.e., if they don't match the mouth smile), it's fake.

When we smile, the whole face smiles.

KhakiOK said...

I wrote last week about my concern for the Gosselin children and I have to say it again. As a former pre-school teacher, these children appear to be in desperate need of peace and quiet. The constant travel is extremely stressful for children and when you add in the volatility of their mother and the constant cameras, it must be very frightening for all of them. I believe that the stress in their lives is mirrored in their sweet faces. As often mentioned, a natural smile is rarely seen on any of the children. It has been a long time since they were filmed laughing, hasn't it?

Another thing that bothers me is that the children are being "cultured" by visiting any number of places but I don't see in them very much curiosity or recall. I wonder if they simply don't know where they are from one day to the next?

The behaviors that I believe will most benefit the children are active outdoor play, healthy meals every day, books, books and more books since stories encourage thinking, and require quiet time to absorb stories that may lead to imaginative play, a reasonable schedule that is consistent and predictable, lots of conversation with someone who helps them with their speech development (this also requires the adult to pay individual attention - something else that they seem to be screaming for), and a home that is a refuge from the trauma that is surrounding them right now.

Bev said...

Just an observation....I was watching Deadliest Catch, which I think Discover/TLC are for the most part interchangable as far as producers and styles of shows are concerned. So they had two episodes dedicated to the camera men and producers on the boats. If the people they showcased are the same people who produce these shows...I'm really not surprised at the quality of the programming. Young, 20-30-year-old somethings who are cocky and competing with eachother deciding what it is we want to watch (not listening to us...deciding for themselves)and pretty much ramming it down our throats whether we like it or not. Gee...sounds a lot like Congress.

Vanessa said...

Is Hershey Park named after the town or Hershey Chocolate? The new promos for the show are "Brought to you by HERSHEY CHOCOLATE"

Vanessa said...

Granyoftwo, I agree with you somewhat about not having good tv shows because they are being lazy etc. But what I find is when a new show becomes a HIT whether it be a comedy, drama or reality, they bombard us a million copycat shows. They just get on the bandwagon and spin the same thing as many different ways as they can.
"Jon & Kate Plus 8" was the original and now they're pumping out as many copycats as they can.

Could Make You Laugh said...

Is Hershey Park named after the town or Hershey Chocolate? The new promos for the show are "Brought to you by HERSHEY CHOCOLATE"

Hersheypark (one word) is located in the town of Hershey, which was founded by Milton Hershey, who began making chocolate in 1894. It's not named "after" Hershey Chocolate. The company is Hershey Chocolate. The Gosselins live about an hour from there. If they would have taken their sleeping bags along, they could have camped overnight in the OLD house, which is just a stone's throw away fron the park.

mom-of-one said...

Vanessa said...
Is Hershey Park named after the town or Hershey Chocolate? The new promos for the show are "Brought to you by HERSHEY CHOCOLATE"
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It's all named by/after Milton Hershey, the man who founded the town, the original chocolate factory and the beginnings of the park that is now known as Hershey Park. Yet another company to start writing to and boycotting.......

Could Make You Laugh said...

I forgot, the cooking queen Kate NEEDS another new kitchen. Habitat for Humanity could use donations. The selfish pretend mother and cook does not.

I caught some snippets this morning of the cake-baking disaster re-run. I initially thought it was a "from scratch" cake, but was quite amused when I realized this was a BOX cake and she couldn't read the directions correctly! Anyone want to buy her cookbook?

Charlie Rose said...

For those of you siding with Kate because she is STAYING at home or spending time with the children, if she had somewhere better to be, let's say, book signings, guest speaker appearances, don't you think she would be there instead of at home? History is all the proof we need. She did it in the past and she would do it again in a heartbeat. The opportunity isn't there and that is why she is at home right now. It isn't because she loves her kids NOW.

Becky Q in PA said...

About the suicide issue: I'd been thinking about bringing that up. I worry, too, about the mental health and physical well-being of the children.

I wonder if TLC even thinks about the absolute ruin that will befall their company if one of those children commits suicide. Eileen O'Neill would likely be burned at the stake and Kate would be strung up by her manicured fingernails, and I would feel not one shred of sympathy.

Yes, I'm deliberately talking in terms of consequences for the TLC exec and the parents. I haven't forgotten the children or the horror they're dealing with, but stating the problem in terms of the effects on the children doesn't faze Kate or TLC.

Maybe they'll act if their own best interest and their very lives are at stake, because they certainly have never been motivated by the damage they're doing to the children. If anything happens to any of those children, TLC, Kate and Jon, I hope you know there'll be nowhere to hide. Your comfortable, worry-free lives will be DONE! You can't pretend it never occurred to you, because we all know you read this blog.

Get therapy for your children, Kate and Jon, and stop acting like idiots. Discovery/TLC execs, cancel the show now. All of you: dig deep and show some humanity for a change.

realitybites said...

Charlie Rose said...
For those of you siding with Kate because she is STAYING at home or spending time with the children, if she had somewhere better to be, let's say, book signings, guest speaker appearances, don't you think she would be there instead of at home? History is all the proof we need. She did it in the past and she would do it again in a heartbeat. The opportunity isn't there and that is why she is at home right now. It isn't because she loves her kids NOW.


IMO, the only thing Kate has going for her right now is that the tabloids/media were not present and accounted for to capture HER every move (PRE DIVORCE) while she was absent from home and off gallavanting from state to state on her 'book signing' tour. If I recall correctly, Kate spent some 20+ days away from home and her CHILDREN ( and admittedly didnt even call home) on her book signing tour and various appearances. I highly doubt that these book signings and various appearances consumed Kate's every waking moment and more than likely she particpated in some 'socializing' of her own kind. Fortunately for Kate, the extended periods of time that she spent away from her home and eight CHILDREN were conventiently timed PRE DIVORCE with her return home only days before the 'big announcement'and the huge media/tabloid coverage that soon followed. It is ONLY NOW that Kate has found it within herself to return home to her children, and the outing of J & K's divorce do we see the release of daily photos of KATE AT HOME playing mommy. IMO, Kate Gosselin did not come HOME TO HER CHILDREN because she wanted to, she came home to play mommy because knew darn well that it would have been HER instead of JON being portrayed in the media/tabloids as the selfish non existent parent.

just wondering said...

Becky Q in PA said...
About the suicide issue: I'd been thinking about bringing that up. I worry, too, about the mental health and physical well-being of the children
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Me too, but I am hoping that these kids will come together as a group and form an alliance and protect each other from Kate.

They have been treated as a unit since birth, and as teenagers could prove to be quite a force.

KhakiOkYou'reOkay! said...

KhakiOK said...
I wrote last week about my concern for the Gosselin children and I have to say it again.
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And I just wanted to say that I have read your posts and I think you're writing with great compassion and insight, with experience. If only we could get somebody in the Gosselin camp to also read, listen and IMPLEMENT.

It's so frustrating!

Joan10 said...

I completely agree with what Charlie Rose and realitybites said.

If Kate had somewhere to go she would be out of the house without giving it a second thought. She said herself she loves doing those things and I think she was glad not to have the responsibility of the children on a daily basis. It gave her the chance to be the center of attention and it fed her ego.

It's also true about the timing of events. People forget that at the time Jon was home taking care of the children while Kate was traveling all over the states there were no photogs taking daily pictures. It was also colder at that time of the year and the children were not out playing like they are now. Nobody saw him with the kids.

Now here's Kate milking it for all it's worth. See what a wonderful mother she is spending all this time with the kids while Jon is away. I also think she is trying to make herself look good for the speaking engagements she has in the future. People will see these pictures and feel she certainly deserves to speak about her life as a mother of 8. She also now has the added bonus of being able to play the "pity me" role of doing it while being alone and gong through a divorce.

Kate is one of those people who comes out smelling like a rose no matter what.

Disgusted..... said...

Does anyone else just laugh at Kate's obsession with spas? It's as if to her going to a spa is the ultimate meaning of rich and luxurious, and a place where she can boss people around. In reality, anyone who has ever been to a spa knows it's not that big of a deal to go get a manicure and pedicure etc. She needs to get over herself. It's just another example of what low class trash she is who is trying to hard to be someone she is not.

BeckyQ Sums It Up said...

Get therapy for your children, Kate and Jon, and stop acting like idiots. Discovery/TLC execs, cancel the show now. All of you: dig deep and show some humanity for a change.
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BeckyQinPa, you have deep compassion for the kids; I've read many of your comments. You just said in three heartfelt and to-the-point sentences what it could take to end yet solve this MESS.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Kate is staying at home because she has no book signings or speaking engagement to go to attend. People have caught on. The engagement in CA was booked "pre-scandal" and I imagine there is a contract involved.

Jon ruined Kate's perfect little scam with his "dalliance". However, some good came out of it. The fraud that is Kate Gosselin was exposed.

Maybe I'm Just Slow said...

realitybites said: "It is ONLY NOW that Kate has found it within herself to return home to her children, and the outing of J & K's divorce do we see the release of daily photos of KATE AT HOME playing mommy. IMO, Kate Gosselin did not come HOME TO HER CHILDREN because she wanted to, she came home to play mommy because knew darn well that it would have been HER instead of JON being portrayed in the media/tabloids as the selfish non existent parent."
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So she was doing damage control and trying to improve/retool or maintain/save an image and, in the process, also set up Jon for the greater fall...hmmm, interesting.

I guess I'm a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get" kind of person; if I try to play a game, I can guarantee you I'll wind up crashing it; got no game face, etc. I'm bad at covering up; lying. Maybe just not smart enough. But I cannot fathom how other people, like possibly Kate and/or Jon, can live such a calculating kind of life. Are there PR people behind the scenes just sketching this out on paper somewhere or, naive me, do some types of people live in a world where all they do is strategize and scheme? It would be exhausting to me. Maybe it becomes habit to them the better they get at it. Mind-blowing.

doebrowski said...

I still cannot believe that they are going on with this show! Just watching the promo's is uncomfortable. Why in the world would we want to watch the break down of a family?? I will not be viewing it, I decided that after the announcement show was aired. I can't do anything about the previews, sadly, or the trash mag's at the check out line. Can't wait for this story to fade like so many others have, cannot come soon enough for me!

Debbie

Jen K said...

Radaronline has the story: Kate Gosselin Moving to Maryland.

She's buying a condo in a "wealthy" suburb quite near Steve the bodyguard.

ISSP said...

New parody video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmwp_UMVXt0

Do your OWN nails said...

All this turmoil going on in her life and all she can think about is her damn manicure and pedicure.
What an egotist. Who cares if her nails are done. Is it so the kids can see it? Because she's not going anywhere else to show it off. More wasting of money. Even now, she's getting divorced, she's alone with the kids....but wait.. let me stop and do for myself.

She's Nearly Unemployed said...

Charlie Rose said...
For those of you siding with Kate because she is STAYING at home or spending time with the children, if she had somewhere better to be, let's say, book signings, guest speaker appearances, don't you think she would be there instead of at home? History is all the proof we need. She did it in the past and she would do it again in a heartbeat. The opportunity isn't there and that is why she is at home right now. It isn't because she loves her kids NOW.
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You are so right! ITA. It's not because she's put her "work" life on hold to deal privately with her home life and kids during a divorce. It's because the money jobs dried up! Think about it: what churches would be calling her right now to speak, considering recent photos and sordid gossip? Her cookbook became a joke and didn’t get published; it's probably too early to pen a tell-all with help of a ghost writer. Most daytime TV talk shows are on summer hiatus but, even in the fall, Kate's too controversial now as a guest. Apparently the clothing-design thing tanked. I think this Calif. conference (Maria Shriver) is one big mistake they're probably regretting but can't contractually or practically change at this point. What more might be on Kate’s “business” calendar besides the old reality show? So, with forced idle time, what better than to play up the "Mommy" role for divorce court and the show, still hoping to spin it off somehow into her own whatever-kind-of show. If she succeeds in reinventing herself as the triumphant and steadfast Mommy who survived (purported) infidelity and divorce, raising eight kids on her own, she might be able to get speaking gigs somewhere or book deals again but even the sheeple herd has scattered while the border collies got distracted. Cocky Kate may be a wee bit worried; the frozen smiles speak “desperation” to me.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen this? Kate is making
another appearance.


New Upcoming 2009 & 2010 Kate Gosselin Appearances
NEW Balance Expo 2009
Saturday, August 8th, 2009- Austin, Texas

antique lady said...

RadarOnline pics of Kate's new digs in Maryland:

Maybe Starbucks is paying for it. They must know how many times that store on the street level will now be photographed.

enoughalready said...

It amuses me how J & K use the size of their family in their claim to be so 'budget conscious', we have heard everything from 'always using a coupon' to their decision to dress the children alike to avoid having to 'throw away' clothing in the event of a stain. However, when it came to the purchasing of their new home and MORE space being the number one priority, they chose to purchase a million dollar MULTI ACRE home with a kitchen that will not/ does not accomodate their needs! Now less than a year after the purchase, and in the midst of a divorce, the Gosselin family's obviously spacious and already ( as seen in previous episodes) semi upgraded kitchen is prioritized as in need of additional renovation. Not only is the Gosselin kitchen in need of a multi thousand dollar renovation
but as a result, Kate and the children require a two week respite at a beach resort in NC to escape the 'stress' of renovation process. It simply behooves me that after episode after episode of Kate bitching and moaning about their previous home not being large enough or spacious enough to accomodate them, they turn around and purchase a million $$$ home with a kitchen that STILL is not up to 'standard'! Will anything EVER be big enough, accomodating enough, or satisfactory enough for this family!!!! If not, THEY ie KATE sure as hell better be on the receiving end of yet another extended beach resort vacation to make things 'right'!

Ladylou said...

I can't begin to imagine how the children feel now that both parents have "homes away from home".
Wouldn't it make them feel like the time spent at home with Jon and or Kate is "acting" and mom and dad live their real lives when they go to their respective condo's without their children?
I don't think Kate needed a condo. Jon did, but not 2 hours away. Now Kate has moved over 3 hours away, why? It has to have something to do with Steve.
Why anyone would watch any of the shows beginning Aug 3rd is beyond me. Now that both parents have moved out and moved on this show is pure entertainment, the poor children remain the same, exploited and put on display like little animals at the zoo. Shame on anyone who would still tune in to watch.

Becky Q in PA said...

Anonymous said...Has anyone seen this? Kate is making
another appearance.


New Upcoming 2009 & 2010 Kate Gosselin Appearances
NEW Balance Expo 2009
Saturday, August 8th, 2009- Austin, Texas


We all know Kate's unbalanced, but I don't think athletic shoes are gonna help her.

Are you kidding me? Who are these morons? Yet another company to cross off the list for my family. Dumb move right before school starts.

Damn, more letters to write? I hate these idiots!

Snerk said...

I guess it no longer matters that Jon's away place is another state now that Kate's is also. Don't you think maybe he knew where she was going before he started looking?

Reading news said...

What a horrible night I am having. I have just found out that I not only have to give up Hershey's chocolate but my most comfortable sneakers, New Balance, are going to Goodwill. Does New Balance realize that Kate took the trash out decked from head to toe Nike?

Dunwoody Mom said...

Time to throw out those New Balance shoes and go back to Nike.

Scheduled celebrity appearances include Kate Gosselin, who will talk about how she balances her career, her life as a TV reality show star, her children, and how she’s handling her much-publicized divorce.

http://austin.balance.fm/balance-expo-2009

48andFab said...

This morning on the TODAY SHOW, Gloria Allred and Paul Peterson came on about suing the Octomom. If you substitute "Jon & Kate" for every time she said "Nadya Suleman" her allegations would be interchangeable. They're suing to assign a guardian to ensure the money she earns from the reality show is set aside for the babies when they get older. They were accusing her of exploitation and all the things KON'S ALREADY doing and has been doing for several seasons. Neither Meredith Viera, Paul or Gloria even mentioned KON. It was disgusting.

The BIG SCAM said...

How does Kate juggle WHAT?
You mean from her new condo in Maryland that Radar just showed that she bought. Its all a scam with Kate, she's NO mother, she just wants to be KATE, not Kate+8.
All she does now is lie and pretend to juggle all the things that all the helpers do. She is a Big Scam artist.

Are sponsors BLIND? said...

The show is OVER, over. What is Jon&Kate+8? Nothing, the show is done.
AND WHY are people STILL inviting her to speak? What is she going to speak of, what a loser she is as a parent? I don't believe these sponsors, NOW its NIKE.

Rach Here said...

Don't throw away those sneakers.

It is the "Balance Expo"

Nothing to do with New Balance...
check out the sponsors yourself.

Reading news said...

Rach Here said...
Don't throw away those sneakers.

It is the "Balance Expo"

Nothing to do with New Balance...
check out the sponsors yourself.
==================================

Oh Rach, thanks - you just made my day with that news. Now if I could only find out that my stash of Hershey's chocolate is safe.

Becky Q in PA said...

48andFab said...

This morning on the TODAY SHOW, Gloria Allred and Paul Peterson came on about suing the Octomom. If you substitute "Jon & Kate" for every time she said "Nadya Suleman" her allegations would be interchangeable. They're suing to assign a guardian to ensure the money she earns from the reality show is set aside for the babies when they get older. They were accusing her of exploitation and all the things KON'S ALREADY doing and has been doing for several seasons. Neither Meredith Viera, Paul or Gloria even mentioned KON. It was disgusting.

*********
Paul Petersen has been very vocal about Jon & Kate! I think they had to file something about Suleman, bc she is so obviously a famewhore who purposely got pregnant with 8 babies when she had no job, no partner, no home of her own, and 6 other children. I know there are sad parallels with J&K, but pretty much EVERYone believes that she's a dangerous single parent, while half the world thinks Kate is a supermom. (Gullibility abounds, huh?).

Please be patient. I'm trying to get an e-mail from Paul Petersen to me re: the Gosselins published here. Please look for it soon.

Paul is a tireless crusader, and he hasn't forgotten the Gosselin 8.

readerlady said...

Whew, y'all had me worried there for a minute. New Balance are the only sneakers I can find that fit me right!

I've read what y'all have to say about the possibility of one of the kids attempting suicide at some point in the future, and I have to say that the thought crossed my mind, too. In particular, I worry about the twins, esp. Cara. They've pretty much been told, by behavior if not actual words, that they are yesterday's news since the tups were born. Their lives have been circumscribed by the tups needs and they're afterthoughts in most of the "activities" planned for the family business (the show). Mady is all drama and out there; with her, what you see is what you get. Cara internalizes things, and if she's not given an outlet and the appropriate attention, I really worry about her as a teenager. The tups may have problems down the road, but I think we are already seeing the start of problems with the twins.

Barb said...

What's interesting about this Balance Expo on August 8th is that Dr. Laura will be a speaker too. Perhaps she will have a chat with Kate.

Barb in Nebraska

Dunwoody Mom said...

I've already sent an email to the Balance Expo. Here is how to send your disapproval of Kate's appearance.

http://austin.balance.fm/contact

WhoDidWhatFirst said...

Rach Here said...
Don't throw away those sneakers.

It is the "Balance Expo"

Nothing to do with New Balance...
check out the sponsors yourself
===================================
I just went to the site for this expo. Kate will fit right in with another scheduled "celebrity" speaker, Dr. Laura. She too has alienated herself from her family and does not speak to them.

Sharon said...

I happend to go on her Facebook page. One of her comments was about taking the little girls to the Drs. At the end she says, "it just so hard doing it alone". OMG, she just makes me sick. I work for Family services, and I know pleanty of families that have more than 3 kids, and someone takes them to the Drs. alone. Who does she think she's kidding.

Speaking AGAIN? said...

Can someone explain what a 'Balance
Expo' is? Where do they come up with these names, and HOW do they find Kate Gosselin as a speaker for anything?

rosie said...

If Kate wanted to move to a warmer climate, then just move EVERYONE, which means ALL the kids. If you so much want to leave Pa., then just go. What is this buying condos here and buying condos there....its because you WANT to pretend your single, just like Jon is going around saying HE'S single.
This dysfunction is so over the top, it cannot even be diagnosed.

Psychiatric help needed said...

Kate and Jon's marriage disintigrated in front of our eyes, 8 children are from a broken home, Jon's is running around with young woman, and moving to his pad, Kate's buying new vehicles and and blowing money left and right, Kate is alone and pretending its no big deal, and in the middle of all THIS, she decides to renovate the entire kitchen. I swear sometimes I feel that she is certifiable (psychiatric I mean)

a rose is a rose said...

She's starting the speaking crap AGAIN?? I thought that these orgainizations learned what she is all about by now. Do people never learn? What is she going to talk about? Who doesn't have eyes to see this scam of their lives splashed all over tv and magazines?
Is this a JOKE? Now a "Balance Expo" and my letter writing begins AGAIN.

nepa ra said...

I'm sorry if this was mentioned already, but tonight I saw a commercial for the new "can do Kate". She was setting up the tent and there were noises of the kids laughing and playing in the background. It sounds to me that the laughter in the background is one of those tracks they use for sitcoms. Just the same noise over and over. Nice obvious editing in my opinion.

Hey, I Want That Life (NOT!) said...

Jen K said...
Radaronline has the story: Kate Gosselin Moving to Maryland.

She's buying a condo in a "wealthy" suburb quite near Steve the bodyguard.
-------------------------

The father lives in NY.
The mother lives in MD.
The children live in PA.

Unreal. Just unreal.

It might be a crazy life but it's ARE life.

Becky Q in PA said...

readerlady said...In particular, I worry about the twins, esp. Cara.... Mady is all drama and out there; with her, what you see is what you get. Cara internalizes things, and if she's not given an outlet and the appropriate attention, I really worry about her as a teenager.
***************
I was reading a page for children of narcissists, and the person said that the only way she's seen such children reach adulthood without major problems is for them to use art as an outlet.

I hope maybe someone from their school reads this blog and considers getting the children into heavy-duty art therapy. They'll need all the help they can get!

My5blessings said...

This morning on the TODAY SHOW, Gloria Allred and Paul Peterson came on about suing the Octomom. If you substitute "Jon & Kate" for every time she said "Nadya Suleman" her allegations would be interchangeable. They're suing to assign a guardian to ensure the money she earns from the reality show is set aside for the babies when they get older. They were accusing her of exploitation and all the things KON'S ALREADY doing and has been doing for several seasons. Neither Meredith Viera, Paul or Gloria even mentioned KON. It was disgusting.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Didn't see this, but I've said it all along. She's simply an easier target. I find Kate no better than Nadya Suleman and vice/versa.

I have always wondered why the entire Nation it appears is/was/are up in arms over Nadya and her children being exploited and there sits Jon and Kate, happily spending all their children's money they made while exploiting the hell out of them.
Someone please explain the difference?

abx said...

Kate is visible to be filmed with her kids and that is all. Once the camera's are off she is too. And once summer is over and she can't herd the Kids outside to be filmed, they will be with Jon.
The condo's they both have are paid for by TLC in the hopes for somesort of spinoff.
As been stated, neither wants the kids full time. It is good to see they have not been on any grandisose trips this summer.

Sure she has speaking engagments but nothing like last year and I think after this year it will be all over for these two grifters.

kateneedshelp said...

Kate at a Balance Expo? o.k., maybe she's there to demonstrate unbalanced? She is suffering from some sort of mental illness right now, and has been for years. Her constant need for attention at the expense of her husband and children is beyond sad. As much as I dislike her actions, I hope she gets some help soon. Her children will never advance without her being under some sort of care. my thoughts only.

Rach Here said...

It was nice NOT to see the children all over the internet today.

Jon found the back yard.

Calgary7 said...

She's Nearly Unemployed said...
Charlie Rose said...
She's unemployed said: most daytime TV talk shows are on summer hiatus but, even in the fall, Kate's too controversial now as a guest.

Controversial guests are popular especially for the November and February sweeps.

Kate is less desirable as a guest as a large percentage of the public are very hostile to her.

Realistically, what could she say on a talk show that she hadn't already said on People, Us magazine, In Touch, Hello, etc etc.

Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt

amyinbc said...

Is it just me or are the Gosselin parents seemingly owning up to their wealth these days and are not afraid of flaunting it>

Jon with his pricey NY condo rental, trip to France, flashy car... Kate with her new boobs, always primped and dressed to (her view) of perfection? Taking the twins to a concert in a limo?

It's like once we all found out how much they make an episode all pretenses of 'struggling' went out the window.

Hoping it curtails Kate's Church handout behavior at least.

I mean come on! This couple has been making money hand over fist for years. Suddenly it is ok to flaunt their wealth?

ISSP said...

mean come on! This couple has been making money hand over fist for years. Suddenly it is ok to flaunt their wealth?

Two reasons. It hasn't really been all that long that they've made money hand over fist and Kate didn't stop the church poor mouth routine all that long ago. They had to keep up the facade if they were going to keep ripping off the church crowds.

They were paid very little for seasons one and two. Season three was $5K an episode. Season four was around $25K an episode. I know you've seen larger figures bandied around. Some of them are way inflated. It was only during the later airing of season three and early filming of season four that they started seeing some serious cash. A few months after that was when the new house was acquired which Kate tried to hide unsuccessfully. Once that was out, the game was up and it's been down hill with the gruesome twosome ever since.

Missthang said...

Check out this listing for a Condo in the same building radaronline reports Kate is moving to.

http://www.choicerealestate.net/idx/listings/MC6961047/details.html

38 Maryland Ave

Property Info
MRIS #: MC6961047
Price: $379,000
Subdivision: Palladian
County: Montgomery
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Living Area: 912
Style: Contemporary
Waterfront: No
Exterior Features: Other, Roof Deck, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Underground Utilities
Garage: Attached
Stories: 1

Lovely 1 Brr + Den/2 Bedroom In Rockville Town Square. Barely Lived In, Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Sparkling Kitchen, Sunny Space. Only 1,000 Feet To Metro. In The Middle Of Shopping, Library, Restaurants, Entertainment And Ample Parking. City Living At Its Best. Pet Friendly Building Has Pool, Exercise Room, Extra Storage. Motivated Owner Found Next Home. Furniture Can Convey So You Just Move In.

Missthang said...

Let me try this again... sorry

http://www.choicerealestate.net/idx/listings/MC6961047/details.html

38 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD

Missthang said...

Sorry I can not get the entire web address to post. You can go to www.choicerealestate.net and pull up the address for the building.

Calgary7 said...

Geography Help
For any who are unfamiliar with the geography and tranportation network in PA and MD
:

1. Go to www.maps.google.com
2. Enter address is Rockville,MD and click on Search Maps
3. Click get directions located on the white "comic bubble".
4. Other address is Wernersville, PA

Along the left side you will see different route options, distance and time estimates (including an estimate of 3.5 hrs in traffic)

Hope this helps!

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