Aug 1, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next.

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goawayfools said...

Check out the letter regarding payment/love offerings for church speaking engagements on radar online. Wow. Jon and Kate use God as shamelessly as they do their own kids for financial gain. They deserve a great big lightning bolt of karma for their hypocrisy, lies, and greed.

Canadian Mom said...

Let us GWoPers book Kate for a speaking engagement.

We'll hold it in a church so as not to 'rouse her suspicions....

Oh what fun we could then have....

Math is Fun! said...

So I was thinking about the cut that Jon and Kate get per episode. Or at least how much they SHOULD get. $70,000 divided by 10 is $7,000 per person. $7,000 multiplied by 40 episodes is only $280,000. A good sum of money but not enough to live for long in a nice condo in New York City. Not enough to be going on these lavish shopping sprees. My point? Jon and Kate are not giving their children their fair share. I know they do speaking gigs and have books and other nonsense, but I think everyone knows the bulk of their money comes from the show.

Jon mentioned in the RadarOnline video that they have accounts set up for the kids. They can't be depositing too much to their individual funds if Jon and Kate are living like this.

Someone with some power needs to intervene and make sure these children are getting what's deservedly theirs.

HateKate said...

From Radaronline.com


Here's the document:

WE ARE NOW BOOKING INTO MID 2009. DATES ARE GOING FAST AND ARE VERY LIMITED!!!!!!

Logistics info: First, Jon and I always travel together for safety reasons.

Second, we don't bring our children anymore due to safety/security issues.

And third, we speak to an audience of 100 or more!

We typically ask that the church/organization cover our travel and accommodations (airfare, hotel, car transport to/from the airport on this end and rental car on that end). As far as a 'speaking fee' goes, we ask for a 'love offering' for church services (which averages around $3000-3500 just to give you an idea, but is by no means a set 'fee'-- we let that up to God to fulfill our needs whether that amount be higher or lower!).

Other groups (evening church sponsored events, non church affiliated programs etc) are charged a fee of $3500 for events scheduled in 2009.

For a Mops (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, we charge by the person.... a $ 15 fee per person with a minimum of 100 people. Additionally, we ask that we also be scheduled to speak at a church service while we are there.

As mentioned above, if you are scheduling a Saturday night event the fee is $3500. If you also want to schedule Sunday morning church services, we ask for a love offering in whatever amount is collected to cover Sunday. We want to let God provide for us want to be able to continue to travel and speak!

These fees are incorporated to cover our time, babysitting and time away from work!

In the past, churches, MOPS groups, organizations have charged admission or provided free tickets and covered our 'fee' in other ways.

It is up to you how it should be handled in your situation.

We typically use our presentation entitled 'Six (in honor of our 6) Lessons We Have Learned' where we start with a video montage set to

music of our family and then do our presentation. We tell our story from the beginning while we weave our points into it- including the pertinent Bible verses that came alive to us during those times and continue to be our guide today (you can request an email copy of our outline for review)! We usually end with about a half hour of questions from the audience which brings our total presentation time to about 1 1/2 hours in length. Ours is a story that is encouraging to everyone who hears it!

It is a story of God's hope, grace and love in a time when there was a lot of uncertainty, fear and doubt! Anyone who listens can apply these same lessons in their own lives!

The only other thing we require is a $150 deposit to hold the date you have chosen!

Additionally, please note that we are appearing as Jon and Kate Gosselin and this is aside from our show. TLC owns the rights to our show, we don't and so any advertising about our appearance may say 'from TLC's hit show 'Jon & Kate plus 8' but it may not use any logo or TLC owned print. Also, we cannot do ANY media interviews/ appearances related to our speaking event in order to remain in accordance with our TLC contract.

I hope this information helps! We enjoy speaking but are still surprised at the demand! We know it is what God is asking of us!!!!

Please reserve your date quickly! We are booking daily now and the dates are going fast! And please plan on having more people inquire about coming than you planned! Most events are now sold out due to lack of enough seating before the inquiries stop coming!!!! It is amazing--not what we ever had planned for our lives but we enjoy what we do!

Because of God's grace!

Kate Gosselin for all ten of us

bryce said...

I hope IRS goes after their ass. IRS should audit them.

Jons a Joke w/o a punch line said...

Jon is ridiculous as if he ever cared about those kids. Running around in the hat with the sunglasses that's going to be a great one for the kids to find when they get older!

Kate is a slut said...

Jon and Kate only spent money on themselves. They show off new clothes and new gears all the time.

The kids are still wearing old clothes you have seen in previous episodes. Most of the clothes were freebies from sponsors.

They feed the kids things from big bulk store.

They are penny pinching when it comes to spend money on their kids. The don't think twice when they spend money on themselves.

Kate will still buy a condo near the former bodyguard after the divorce is settled in court. She was advised not to do so now because it doesn't make her look good and it only proves she did have an affair with the married man during her marriage.

no TLC said...

The real reason they moved the children to a big house in a remote area is because they don't want the neighbors to report long hours of filming. They don't want to get troubles for that.

They went from 8 episodes per season to 16. Now it's 40 episodes per season. That's long hours of work for children. There's no way they didn't violate child labor law.

So they moved the kids to a big house with no neighbors. There's no witnesses to report their illegal action.

Neither Jon and Kate really likes to live there with nothing around. But they make the children live there. Jon has a condo in New York. Kate is going to buy a condo soon near where human activities are. The children have to live in isolation from people. Very sad.

grannyoftwo said...

Just sent my email to Coleman...we will see what their form letter looks like!!!

FormerlyFromPA said...

Well Jon, after watching your "cozy" little interview on Radaronline I have a few questions.

If Kevin & Jodie don't know what's going on then why was there no rebuttal from either you or Kate back after the interview in June?

You can bet your bottom if my brother had come out on national television painting my behavior as inappropriate, either I or my husband would have given a rebuttal.

I've felt all along that Kevin & Jodie had legitimate concerns about your kids and you've just sealed the deal for me. It's a shame because I was in your corner from the get-go.

Another thing.... if your family has not been involved in this nightmare of a show, then who were all those people at the fake "vow renewals" in Hawaii? Are you telling us they were hotel help hired as extras? That would make sense because the show was ridiculous -- not a family reunion I'd like to remember.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave...."!

loathesome couple said...

Everything about Jon and Kate sickens me. How dare they ask church groups to pay for a lifestyle that is all about greed and sleeze. I hope more church groups invite them just to tell them off and run them out of town (without paying a dime for their appearance).

Tracy said...

Here's the link

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/07/want-book-jon-kate-speak-your-church-you-better-read-first

ManicNarcissism said...

Finally got a chance to get on the computer and watch the Radar video of Jon talking.

OMG! What kind of interview was that?? Are they being paid off or what? Posters have already pointed out the different family members that have been on episodes but I also wanted to point out that when Jon's problems in the press came out his Mom also talked to, was it People? or another rag mag? Anyway, she said to someone, LEAVE JON ALONE kind of crap. So he is wrong on that too. What is up with they were only on Season 1 and 2??? This is your life, why would you mention seasons? Also, what is up with his mannerisms and his way of talking? He has totally changed. So the question is was he just pretending all these years to speak normally and dress like a prep? I am so confused.

I'm giving up though. They have won. These kids will not be taken off the air. They are going to bamboozle everyone to get what they want. The point Jon is that kids tend to look okay. I know that when my parents divorced and I lived through that, I looked "okay." But, I have had years of struggling through my emotions about that experience and more years to view life as I should after my turmoil (a little different exp than just your usual divorce.) If I struggled until 30, I'm afraid Jon's kids might not ever get it right.

But, I am with some of you, I will still come here, but more to call out their lies, post support for the kids to see eventually, and to snark on Kate. I have no hope anymore that we can make a difference.

Sorry.

Jacelynn said...

The letter is ridiculous, but I do think its pretty common for any celebrity who does speaking engagements.........

Becky Q in PA said...

Go Vote! said...(from last night)

Results for the US Weekly poll, Will you watch the upcoming Jon & Kate show?, are now as follows:

73.31% - NO
26.69% - YES

I realize this doesn't mean much, but you know J&K check these sites out so go vote and let's show them what we really think.

***********
I just checked it out, and the newest numbers are:

Yes 17.78% 36362 votes

No 82.22% 168106 votes

Woo hoo! Here's the link to vote (halfway down the main page, to the left of their picture).

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Everyone has to read this. This online reporter really gets it!

http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20090731/b137043/

ICdumbpeople said...

Jon pays these big PR (that's public relations) firms a large portion of the kid's money, but everytime he opens his mouth he still sounds like a complete idiot. So know he's saying he didn't know Kevin and whatshername that well. But they were OK to leave his eight kids with. ALOT.

This whole thing is beyond absurd and sad beyond belief. His last statement about people leaving them alone or butting out was chilling. Because they know best. Never going to happen, Jon. Choosing to exploit 8 children for money is disgusting and wrong. When the announcement comes that TLC is canceling that farce of a show- you'll be left alone.

stopthemadness said...

I went and voted no on the will you watch. First off that first show isn't going to be anything special, now that we know how fake & scripted their life really is, they are no longer a "relatable" family to me. Kate's obvious mental problems (and abuse is, like rape, at bottom about control) are outweighing my ability to watch; I do consider dumping your kids in a cage "that's their life, they're living their life" while you and the mister go off your separate ways and only come back by the terms of TLC's contract, to be an ugly marriage of abuse and neglect. Jon couldn't stand the cameras in his face, even back when it was 20 episodes, now it's going to be 40 - but he'll only do half that, the kids can work full time. Quick, milk these kids for all its worth, before the gravy train runs dry. That is all he or Kate cares about. His "career" as an asshole doesn't interest me, watching him try and reclaim his youth is about the least interesting thing I can imagine watching with the other thing being Kate BITCHING that she had to put a screen in. "Did I like it? No." I'm sure she can AFFORD to hire a contractor or handy man to do jobs like putting up screens - I can afford it and I"m a single mom with a white collar job- but she probably had to do it for the SHOW to show how regular she is, how brave and pathetic, to put up a tent. It just goes to show how spoiled she was before when she had Jon to order around to do everything because she was busy being the drill sargeant and sleeping in while her kids stood in their filthy diapers in the crib waiting to get out.
These two are caught by their own greed - I am sure the homes and condos they have are paid for by TLC and not gifts to Jon and Kate, if they want to live that lifestyle and be celebs, they have to do the show. They do not have the character to say no, they will couch it as doing it FOR the kids, although even HLN is having segments on with experts talking about how this affects the kids (go, Jane Velez Mitchell!) I think we'll see an end to their celebrity when the rest of America is as sick of them as we are. Let's just hope they don't kill somebody first.
"Reality" isn't 8 kids left in a house to be filmed while they relate with tears, anger and abandonment, to mommy and daddy's divorce and continued absence, and their utter lack of privacy and free time. that is Child Abuse as entertainment. I can't believe people who think that this is ok and look the other way because "they are so cute, I like to watch them" that feeds right into TLC. Watching Kate get paid to act like a bitch so you can feel better about your own life and just ignoring the fact these kids HAVE no life anymore that isn't a script, is just PATHETIC. Do we want to watch ugly painful things happen to children? Maybe. Do they want to be watched? No. Where is their advocate. ShAME on Jonand Kate, and shame on TLC.

amy said...

Unfortunately, encouraging people at this and other blogs to vote only skews the results of a poll - it doesn't change the facts. Sadly many,many people will be tuned into the show. It's like watching a train wreck for lots of people, they can't take their eyes away.

mustend8 said...

Looking good, Jon.

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=3728&fullsize=1

Out again. I thought he's at least give his new chums a break now he's at home with the kids. Who's watching the kids? Another not-a-nanny?

Crystal Ball said...

I predict that we will see pics of the Gosselins going to church this Sunday. They will pull all the stops this weekend. Watch for it. But don't watch the show on Monday. The Gosselin children are in MY prayers always.

lindahoyt said...

Where are the pap pictures of Kate while away from the kids? We know exactly what Jon is doing, including a trip to France! So, where is kate?

Could it be that her trips are orchestrated by a "secruity man"...thus she can not be found?

I can not imagine, that the paps do not hound Mr. Neild and his family. There must be a reason why that doesn't happen.

I just bet that in a few weeks, it will come out that Steve and his wife are getting a divorce, and Kate just happened to be in the area, "comforting" her good friends, and they just "suddenly fell in love"...AFTER he was already separated...and Kate "doesn't care what anyone else thinks...these are the facts".

seashell said...

I was just on CNN and under their "entertainment" tab they have a poll:

Quick Vote
�Jon & Kate Plus 8�: Should the show be canceled?

Yes 90% 22729
No 10% 2424
Total Votes: 25153


Interesting...

TUNDRA said...

Kate hasn't changed, she is still as cocky and uber-obnoxious as Jon who it must be noted has yet to be seen in his matchy-matchy blue mankini.

idiots abound said...

Here's the document:

WE ARE NOW BOOKING INTO MID 2009. DATES ARE GOING FAST AND ARE VERY LIMITED!!!!!!
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Whoever! wrote! the! letter! to! the! churches! about! speaking! fees! uses! too! many! exclamation! points!!!!

goawayfools said...

About The Letter: Kate states that she and Jon always travel together and the kids are left at home "for safety reasons". Huh? What was the danger, Kate? Most parents find it heartwrenching to leave their small children at home while traveling; not a problem with these two morons. Did God decide that their minimum speaking fee should be increased to $25,000 as they became famous? When did God feel that the Gosselins needed to start flying first class? And Kate's ignorance is showing! Her overuse of exclamation points is laughable! A $150 deposit fee does not warrant such punctuation! Stupid cow!

Here comes the IRS said...

Believe me, the IRS brought down Capone, and I just feel it, the Gosselins are next. They are doing too much underhanded stuff and a LOT of it was in CASH.

forth grade student's work said...

Kate's letter to the church organizations to book themselves to speak, was so simplistic and full or errors, that it looks like a grammer school kid wrote it.
Two numbskulls.

AnneMarie said...

WHOA, back the GRAVY TRAIN UP!

from their letter;"These fees are incorporated to cover our time, babysitting and time away from work!
"

WHAT WORK?!?!? I thought this WAS your work? Certainly Miss Freebie Irene you aren't referring to your shooting schedule as WORK?!?! That would mean your children are WORKING, and certainly that's not happening, right. Riiiiight!

OMG people actually fall for this crap?

PR in PA said...

Go Vote! said...(from last night)

Results for the US Weekly poll, Will you watch the upcoming Jon & Kate show?, are now as follows:

73.31% - NO
26.69% - YES

I realize this doesn't mean much, but you know J&K check these sites out so go vote and let's show them what we really think.
***********
I just checked it out, and the newest numbers are:

Yes 17.78% 36362 votes

No 82.22% 168106 votes

Woo hoo! Here's the link to vote (halfway down the main page, to the left of their picture).

============================

Just did.

Results were something like:

Yes 16%
No 86%

TUNDRA said...

I always assumed Kate didn't want to be seen when not performing her role as Mommy Gosselin because she doesn't want to give away any details about her private life for fear of being vilified like Jon.

Frankly, I think Lynda Hoyt may be on to something. Kate spent an awful lot of time criss-crossing the country with Steve Neild who was being paid a handsome wage to provide "security" for Diva Gosselin while Jon stayed home wiping his kids runny noses and picking up dog poop. Nice arrangement I'd say ... especially the after hours when Kate could indulge in her favorite spa treatment or room service with her husband and kids thousands of miles away ...

Go vote! said...

Let me just say I am sick and tired of people telling me that it makes no difference whether or not I vote or whether or not I watch this show! Please. I am a little powerless in this situation. All I can do it vote (to register my opinion), stop watching, and/or write/boycott sponsors. This is what I can do and this is what I will do. In previous posts I was told over and over again it would not matter whether or not I watched this show. This is what I can do and this is what I will do. And what I do matters! Will it make them go away? No. But it gives me a voice.

Zayna said...

Amy, as many others have, said "it's like a train wreck for people...they can't take their eyes away."

And that seems to be true most, of the people who actually watched and enjoyed the show in the beginning.

It wasn't hard to fall in love with the twins and the tups. Even to find Jon and Kate's banter humorous and relatable, at least in the beginning.

But after awhile, season after season, little red flags started going up.

Did she really say that the not even yet three year olds got an extra 45 minutes in their cribs if they got out of them at naptime?

Did she really just put her sick preschooler on the floor in the laundry room by himself?

Did she really give her husband shit, on national television, for the way he was breathing?

These are just the ones that stand out for me. I'm sure between all the posters a whole book of red flags could be written.

And that's only talking about BEFORE they pretended to renew their vows and doesn't count everything that's happened since.

So, yes...a train wreck in motion is very hard to divert your eyes from.

I think it's important though to remember that we don't help these kids at all by trashing their parents...no matter how much they deserve it. And believe me, I really do think they deserve it.

What's more important is to focus on what we, as media consumers, can really do.

And that's to keep boycotting TLC and writing letters to their sponsors and to legislators in PA demanding that THEY do something to end this so-called "entertaining chaos."

wickedsmart said...

Isn't it funny how when Jon and Kate are filming,it's work?
And when the kids are filming it's just fun.

wickedsmart said...

I believe the majority of the money they made recently has been on the sale of the books they so called wrote. and the speaking engagements.
Think about it. In their eyes they don't owe that money to the kids. Not only do these things take them away from the kids, but also they get paid and don't have to share. It's a win win.
For a psychopath.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Jon, Kate, TLC and the PR firms really aren't the brightest bulbs in the lamp here. Do they not realize that the lies being spewed are easily discounted? My goodness, there are 4 years worth of television episodes that document the lies.

The overwhelming majority of the viewing public is not stupid. The only people that believe your nonsense are the sheeple. They already watch the show, so who exactly, do they think are going to buy into the lies?

Never enough for them said...

Its been reported in the past that they are worth 10 million. With the book signings the free gifts, the CASH for the kids photos, their fees for all the church engagements, the 'love offerings'
and the inheritance from Jon's Dad, I am quite sure that its very close to that. That's why Kate was hiding a hundred thousand dollars and more in the house. She doesn't want to claim it, so there's more for her.

Highway robbery said...

Last fall Kate was trying to re-negotiate their contract when it was said that she and Jon were now the producers of the show. She asked for $150,000 per episode, per a source close to the show, and that TLC was in talks with her and Jon. If they ARE making that much money per episode, who would know? NO ONE, that's who, only them and TLC would keep it very quiet.

SavetheSheeples said...

Anyone know if this is really true??? Jon and the Lohan guy want to to a "divorced dads" reality show??

http://www.inquisitr.com/31470/jon-gosselin-michael-lohan-pitching-divorced-dads-reality-show/

Come and GET IT said...

I can't believe in her 'church' letter that she actually said that "we are booking daily now and dates are going fast." She sounds like the medicine man show on the back of a truck. She thinks she's creating demand by talking that way. I think more of how the shamwow guy does it, at least he's up front.

Friend in New Mexico said...

Ohhhh that letter is spooky!

I can't belive that they even use the word GOD.

Going to a church does not make you a ChriSTIAN any more then being in a garage makes you a car.

yancy said...

I'm wondering, do you think the kids have been too spoiled by fancy trips, beautiful accommodations, backstage privileges, no waiting in line, attractions being open just for them, etc? Do you think it is too late for the kids and they have been spoiled for good and will always feel entitled? Or do you think the kids would adjust to regular life? Eventually all of this will come to an end. The show will eventually stop and the way KON goes through money once the show ends they will be broke.

Lest this sounds like a criticism of the kids, it is not. I am Team 8!

AnotherLisa said...

Wickedsmart said...
"Isn't it funny how when Jon and Kate are filming,it's work?
And when the kids are filming it's just fun."

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So true!!!!!

Melissa said...

I used to think Jon was the better person, but now I think they are equally shallow.
In fact, they really should get back together, they deserve each other.

hippiemom said...

I just read in Proverbs today that it says "Better a man live in a desert, then live with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife". I guess the desert is NEW YORK.

A Desperate Man said...

Jon again on Radaronline talking to fans & comforting his children. Give me a break! He's so desperate right now. Next he'll be inviting them to come sit in the driveway with him & the dogs while he chats on the phone & they watch his kids! LOL Kate will tear that fan sign to shreds!

ForeverHopeful said...

Friend in New Mexico:

What you wrote has had me laughing for hours:

Going to a church does not make you a ChriSTIAN any more then being in a garage makes you a car.

OH SO TRUE!!!!

The really BIG question I have had about all this mess is how Jon and Kate had somehow managed to convince us that they WERE Christians!

I visited our town's Christian Bookstore a few days ago, and there Kate's books were. Then I SEE and HEAR everything going on in the shows yet I DON'T see or hear any prayers being said or Christian attitudes or values being shown.

They USE the idea of "Christian" to help them gain speaking engagements and $$$ in their pockets from collections, but they do not appear to LIVE as Christians.

I don't understand how they can do this. I couldn't live with myself if I was saying one thing yet doing/living another.

What's up Jon and Kate?

Becky Q in PA said...

seashell said...

I was just on CNN and under their "entertainment" tab they have a poll:

Quick Vote
�Jon & Kate Plus 8�: Should the show be canceled?

Yes 90% 22729
No 10% 2424
Total Votes: 25153

Interesting...

*********
I don't mind clicking on this site to register my displeasure. You can even e-mail them your comments after you vote. Here's the link. (Halfway down the page on the right under Michael Jackson box).

The vote percentages are still 90/10; I'll bet once we vote it'll look even worse for them.

Bonnie said...

yancy said...
I'm wondering, do you think the kids have been too spoiled by fancy trips, beautiful accommodations, backstage privileges, no waiting in line, attractions being open just for them, etc?
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Yancy, I don't think the kids have been spoiled by all the privileges they have been receiving, but I certainly believe J&K have. I just really feel that kids "take what they get," and don't expect more of that type of thing just because they go to school and need to learn to wait their turn, etc.

Jon and Kate certainly are though, right now.

I think the kids will be okay accepting less, but after a certain age, say 16 or so, they may then expect lots of special treatment.

Kids can be resilient, especially when they are away from their parents.

I hope that is true.

Bonnie said...

wickedsmart said...
Isn't it funny how when Jon and Kate are filming,it's work?
And when the kids are filming it's just fun.

8/01/2009 10:12 AM
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Good point! J&K both whine about their hard work, but the kids are just having a ball ... NOT!

Merrilee said...

Apparently Jon is not working with Ed Hardy on a children's clothing line. They already have four of them. So, what next for Jon?


http://www.tvguide.com/News/Gosselin-Brought-New-1008010.aspx

Connie said...

yancy said...
I'm wondering, do you think the kids have been too spoiled by fancy trips, beautiful accommodations, backstage privileges, no waiting in line, attractions being open just for them, etc?
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Time will tell, but for the most part Kate is so obs/comp and controlling that the children are seldom allowed to have fun lest they get dirty, stained or just "totally ruined". I'm not sure how many really happy memories they will have.

NewWester said...

As much as many people would like Jon and Kate to go away and the show to end up cancelled. What will become of the children? As it stands now the children are in the public eye and any signs of (alleged)improper treatment by a caregiver would be broadcast or written about in the tabloids. Once the cameras are gone for good and you have two unemployed parents who hate each other and are going through a divorce. Can you imagine the type of stress that would place on them? and how that would affect the children?
Any person who has gone through a divorce knows what a living h**l it can be. Imgine going through a divorce with one spouse with anger issues , the other passive agressive and serial dating then add 8 children under the age of 10 years! Once this family goes back to private life who knows what will become of the children. It does not sound like the Gosselins have many friends or close family around for support or for the children to turn to. The parents have pushed everyone away.
I hope someone is thinking about the childrens future after J&K plus eight and when the cameras are gone for good. So far I have only seen the adults ( Jon. Kate,TLC) concerned about one thing. The almighty dollar. Just sad all around

OverwithKON~~ said...

Canadian Mom said...
Let us GWoPers book Kate for a speaking engagement.

We'll hold it in a church so as not to 'rouse her suspicions....

Oh what fun we could then have....

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I was entertaining this idea in my head earlier! That would be fun, I mean informative! Oooo if only....

Look Jon, we love you! said...

Just saw on Radaronline that some Sheeple were at the front gate and Jon came out to meet them and shake hands. One left a large decorated sign that read "Jon and Kate, WE LOVE YOU!" (With all the names of the kids on it and the persons that made is signed it on the bottom.) That is the very reason that Idiots,Jon & Kate, feel empowered, because of stupid moves like this on the part of the Sheeple. One was actually holding a young child, the rest were all giggly and ridiculous looking.

Connie said...

Hmmm...wonder where Kate is today??

kilroywashere said...

Just saw on Radaronline that some Sheeple were at the front gate and Jon came out to meet them and shake hands. One left a large decorated sign that read "Jon and Kate, WE LOVE YOU!" (With all the names of the kids on it and the persons that made is signed it on the bottom.)


It must have been craft day for the interns at the TLC network. Seriously, for anyone to go to such lengths to create such signage for these two lying , scheming, and totally self absorbed dolts has to be drinking Kon Aid and on the TLC payroll!

franky said...

Just saw radar photos..UMMM..My first thought was.."Why, it's like visiting animals at the zoo"..so now PA can have a new tourist attraction: Gosselinland..where every day folks can come right up to the fence and have their photos taken with the animals..oops, meant, the kids, and all for a small "love offering"..20$ and up only accepted)

Cash only, no receipts given..

Adele McDonough said...

WTH? "We travel together for safety reasons".. so god forbid if the plane goes down they both die?

Emma said...

I was watching a show the other day about reality stars, a "where they are now" type program. One person mentioned that after the show ended (he was on The Real World) he struggled with NOT having the cameras there recording everything he did. "All of a sudden nobody cared if i was tying my shoe..." or something to that effect.

I'm worried that when production stops, especially if it is allowed to continue for many years as the tups grow, that the kids will feel unimportant or subconciously uncomfortable in a world without cameras and media attention. It's a scary thought - all of the things that are ravaging their childhood and their rights and their freedoms could end up being something they feel like they NEED to be complete. I can't believe that J&K don't see the harm they are doing...it's heartbreaking.

ColorMeConfused said...

Heather Mills Gets Kate Gosselin's Haircut

Kate Gosselin once said "everybody wants" her famous 'do -- and it turns out that at least one woman does.

Paul McCartney's ex wife Heather Mills stepped out in New York City Thursday with a blonder, less spiky version of the reverse mullet.

Mills clearly wanted attention. While photographers snapped away, she showed off pamphlets with that read "Standing Together Against Cruelty" with a photo of a cute dog.


http://omg.yahoo.com/news/heather-mills-gets-kate-gosselins-haircut/25896

lindahoyt said...

Ripping the kids away from their grandparents, their aunts and uncles and friends they had grown to love, is best?

Putting sick kids in a dark laundry room, on the floor, is best?

Ignoring a kid who was constipated, while one shops, is best?

Showing that boy on international television, in the back of a van, with his legs in the air, while you relieve his problem, is best?

Showing your children naked, to millions of possible pedophiles, is best?

Screaming and fighting and insulting each other and everyone else, in front of the kids, is best?

Lying to the kids and repeating over and over and over that you two are going to stay together forever; and taking it so far that you arrange a vow renewal, is best?

Refusing to give a hot child who has been in an interview room for over an hour, a drink of water; while taking one yourself, is best?

Grabbing the dress of a little child, jerking her up by that dress, while you angrily scream at her, and smack her for not hearing you ask her to stop blowing a whistle...BECAUSE she was blowing the toy OUTSIDE...where playing is suppose to happen, because YOU are on the phone, when you could easily go in the house to make phone calls...or make them when you are NOT "playing" with the children....is best?

Cheating on your wife with drug dealers and and users; leaving the kids home in the middle of the night to go to bars and pick up women, is best?

Hanging out with Michael Lohan, is best?

Most addicts think they "know what is best" for themselves...but, it isn't really best.

I think it is clear to EVERYONE else that Jon Gosselin has NO IDEA what is best for anybody's children!

Tiger Lily said...

I can imagine Khate saying to Jon "What! You let people shake your hand and take pictures and you didn't get any love offering???!!!!!!"

lindahoyt said...

My sister in law, told me, just like Jon told his sister in law; that it was 'none of my business'; and I 'had a dirty mind'; when I cautioned her about letting her kids spend so much time with their elderly neighbor. The neighbor gave the kids money, candy and bought them gifts. My sister in law said that they were just old lonely people, whose children were mean to them, and never brought over their grandchildren....

Turns out my instincts were right on. The man had raped all his daughters, spent time in jail, and was now out of jail.

Yes, sadly, my niece was the one who paid for her mother's selfishness. At the time, she enjoyed some piece and quiet from her 3 kids, while they "played" over at their 'adopted grandparents' house.

Jon can not see how what he is doing is damaging his kids. Because he benefits from what his kids are doing. No abuser thinks they are doing anything wrong! No parent who beats their kids, like Kate does, insults them, like Kate does, humiliates them, like Kate does, and her co-abuser who sells the kids "playtime" for money; can be trusted to make these decisions.

This is where Jodi and Kevin must be strong. They must press on. They are right, and deserve praise for trying to help the kids. At least when the kids grow up, and have nothing to do with their parents, because believe me, that day is coming up real quick; they will be able to turn to Kevin and Jodi, and say, "Thank you for trying. I guess someone did care about me after all."

lindahoyt said...

It blows my mind, that even after the publicity over Michael Jackson, a famous child star, and his horrible life and death...still Jon Gosselin thinks it is alright for his kids to be famous.

Even after having photographers follow him around for months, and harrassing him. He thinks it is alright for his kids to be famous.

Even after seeing how everything he does is magnified and exaggerated; he is still willing for his kids to be famous.

Even after hanging out with Michael Lohan, who has no relationship with his poor daughter, who is a horrible mess, from her fame and being a child actor; he is still willing for his kids to be famous.

Jon asks, "how do you raise 8 kids?" Well, not the way you are doing it. You don't buy sports cars, or your girlfriends jewelry, clothes and shoes...you stay home, and actually work a real job. Maybe even a farm. You could go to dentist school, like your dad did; you could drive a truck; you could raise cattle or horses or pigs. Some people raise lamas. Some people garden...because the food is actually ORGANIC...yeah, and they have milk cows, and chickens...all ORGANIC! They don't have maids or nannys....they work hard Jon, that is how it is done.

Hey, ask the Mormons who come to your door how it is done. Ask a Catholic...they have been doing it for centuries.

Yes, it is true some lazy parents do pimp out their kids to pay for their lifestyle...but it never ever is the best thing for the kids...and the parents are never happy either. Especially when their kids despise them and cut them out of their lives forever.

Oh, you will pay Jon Gosselin. In just a couple of years, you will collect, and reap the crop you are sowing in your family. You have only just begun the horrible ride!

Don't u Worry said...

Melissa said...
I used to think Jon was the better person, but now I think they are equally shallow.
In fact, they really should get back together, they deserve each other.
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Don't worry they will and I'm sure TLC will do a two hour special!

lindahoyt said...

The church letter. Despicable!

"We are trusting God..." Kate says. But, then goes on to say that it is going to cost the church for rooms, transportation, plane tickets, and if the show is not on sunday morning..well, then, it is going to actually cost CASH! Yeah, but they trust the Lord? Hmmm.

Well, if they believe in God, they better not go out in a lightening storm...because I hear tell that he doesn't like to be mocked.

kdbear said...

It was just a matter of time!

http://www.buycostumes.com/Eight-Is-Too-Much-Adult-Wig/65620/ProductDetail.aspx

mom of multiples said...

So, I'm confused. Does anyone remember the famous "Utah interview" that Jon gave? I thought he said that they are not "going out and blowing the money on new sports cars and stuff". Huh? Whose car was the black one that he was in when he was talking to the interviewer today? Also, what happened to the white Nissan 2 seater sports car that he bought? So Jon, you actually ARE going out and blowing the money on new sports cars, right? Better that you both just keep your mouths shut instead of spewing these lies that eventually come out (remember the "we'll always be together" vow renewal line?)

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Jon pays these big PR (that's public relations) firms a large portion of the kid's money, but everytime he opens his mouth he still sounds like a complete idiot. So know he's saying he didn't know Kevin and whatshername that well. But they were OK to leave his eight kids with. ALOT.
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They also gave Joel the middle name of "Kevin" after uncle Kevin. They're not smart enough to get away with lying.

Getting Closer To The Quicksand said...

wickedsmart said...
Isn't it funny how when Jon and Kate are filming,it's work?
And when the kids are filming it's just fun.
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Oh, man, you ARE wicked smart. I love it when a poster can just cut to the chase and say it in one or two sentences. You are absolutely right on...it's like when a person recalls history to suit their situation at the moment but not anything like what it really was when it was going down. Just twisting a situation to justify yourself.

Lisbeth said...

Emma Said..."I was watching a show the other day about reality stars, a "where they are now" type program. One person mentioned that after the show ended (he was on The Real World) he struggled with NOT having the cameras there recording everything he did. "All of a sudden nobody cared if i was tying my shoe..." or something to that effect.
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You make a very good point. I think that Survivor actually employs a full time psychologist to assist the people with the emotional transition on and off the reality show. I can only begin to imagine the psychological impact for these kids to be filmed for YEARS of their lives. I admit I am just astonished that no adult in power is stepping in for the kids emotional well being.

TUNDRA said...

Personally I can not stand Kate Coyne who writes for PEOPLE magazine and comes across as pro Kate Gosselin IMO. Are these two friends ala Kate Major and Jon Gosselin?

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20294800,00.html

Planes, Trains And Automobiles said...

Adele McDonough said...
WTH? "We travel together for safety reasons".. so god forbid if the plane goes down they both die?
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I worked with a gal who would take one kid on the plane, and her husband would take the other kid on a separate plane. Seriously. When they would drive to the lake, separate cars, too. She didn't want to ever have a situation where one of her kids was without a parent.

A large family in our town were going to a river for a campout, spread out in two cars, Mom driving one, Dad driving the other. Mom's car flipped into a ditch; she and child were killed. Dad was left behind to take care of the rest of the family.

A company I worked for had a private jet and mistakenly let Chairman, CFO and two VPs all fly together. Had engine fire and plane nearly crashed; from then on, they split up the travel, because losing all those people at one time would have sunk the company.

Most people I know take their chances and the family all travels together which, of course, is more economical and is also a stand against the "what ifs."

I'm from an extremely small family and my husband and I are a bit afraid to travel together because there'd be no one to care for my elderly parent or our pets if something happened simultaneously to the both of us.

I think it's a larger discussion on faith, personalities, etc. Certainly when it comes to Jon and Kate, it doesn't seem like it's about economical travel, not the way THEY spend money!

WallyWinnie said...

Yes I do remember Jons famous Utah interview. He states that hes still driving the old van then. He reinforces the idea that they are not wasting any of the kids money....and its all for the kids...bla bla BLA!

I also recall that he said that they are still in contact with family and friends (he just spoke to his mother today and Bob calls his cell phone all the time...)

He says Kate and he are doing fine (as a couple) and that she is much nicer to him in actuality.
Thats just how it appears on the show, her coming across mean towards him and others.

He tells us to keep watching the new upcoming shows (season 4?) and we will see his family, his brother, in some episodes.

Why did he even bother with the interview? Did he think noone would really listen to it? The whole interview is 100% lies!

I actually started to like Jon after seeing this interview. I usually can read people too, and he seemed so genuine there. I guess he can "act" and I guess this really is his REAL JOB!

LORI IN OHIO said...

Tell us Jon-- which is true, your latest interview- or the way the show portrayed your relationship with Jodi and Kevin. One of them is a lie-- just want to know which one...

Here are a few examples to jog your memory of the shows and events that made the viewers feel you were pretty tight with Kevin.

1) Joel's middle name is Kevin-- after Kate's brother. I can see why you would name one of your son's after a man you "hardly talked to anyway"

2) "The main reason we moved to this neighborhood is Jodi and Kevin", so they can help us with the kids. I can see why you would leave your kids with a man "you hardly takled to anyway"

3) Jodi and Kevin were the only family members at your 30th BD party. I can see why Kate would invite her brother- someone you "hardly talked to anyway"

4)Kate took the kids to Chocolate world. During that episode- you were waiting to see if you had to work on Saturday, or, could go to Kevin's cabin for the weekend- a man you "hardly talk to anyway"

5)You were "hardly talking to Kevin" when he helped you hang racks in the garage.

6) You were "hardly talking to Kevin" when he helped you build carnival booths for the 'tups BD party.


Interview:

" I hardly talk to Kevin anyway" He's Kates brother.


Show- fact or fiction?
Interview- fact or fiction?
Gosselin life-- fact or fiction?

One must wonder.

Kannie said...

My background's in communications. Based on what I've seen of Jon as an interview subject, I'd say he hasn't had much training or he lacks the ability to use his training effectively.

Example. His oft repeated remark that 'it's all for the kids' is a poor attempt at messaging. It's not believable because he cannot point to any evidence to back it up. All the evidence lately has been to the contrary. No matter how many times Jon injects the remark into an interview, it doesn't ring true. Saying it doesn't make it reality.

On the journalism front, what would be wonderful to see is Jon and Kate (separately or together) face a real interview conducted by a serious, skilled and informed journalist. So far they've been given an easy ride by the entertainment-oriented interviewers that populate the world of television (Larry King and the breakfast show hosts among them). These interviewers would rather suck up to an interview subject than pose tough but fair questions. Print journalists tend to be better at this kind of stuff than broadcast interviewers, although NPR's on-air staff would do a great job.

Organic Lollipops said...

First of all:

Logistics info: First, Jon and I always travel together for safety reasons.

Does that make sense??? Shouldn't it be the opposite?

I have said on here before that I am a Law Guardian, or attorney for children. Every time one of you asks "shouldn't someone be appointed to represent the children's interests?" you are talking about what a Law Guardian does. I am in New York, however, and PA does not routinely appoint counself for children the way NY does. In NY, the divorce itself would trigger appointment of counsel for the children, and you'd better believe that in a case like this there would be eight separate attorneys appointed to cover potential conflicts of interest that the children might have. What's marginally okay for Hannah might be absolutely devastating for Cara, for example.

I don't want to bore you all...

I have been asked to approve a few things that would bring unwanted (in my eyes) attention to my clients and I have said "no way." The fact that those moron parents signed HIPAA releases so cameras could follow their kids into the pediatrician's office made me so disgusted. My boss represented the children in a very high profile domestic violence case and refused to appear on 20/20 to talk about it because it would bring additional publicity, no matter how instructional or well meaning, to her clients.

This is why I can't get behind Jody and Kevin. Sorry. I understand what they tried to do and I recognize that they had to go to battle on behalf of the kids with the same means that are hurting the kids, i.e.; national TV, but they took a huge gamble with the kids. When we all think about what it's going to be like for these poor kids to look back at certain episodes... I think it's going to be incredibly painful for them to look back at Jody and Kevin giving those interviews, too.

People have said so many on point things on this thread that I can't even begin to comment on them all. But I do think these children are going to be very, very damaged by this "upbrining." Someone said a while back that it's the same as the Dionne Quintuplets- and it almost is.

Just my $.02.

fidosmommy said...

These children have been on camera
roughly 4/5 of their lives. How sad is that?

When the camera crews eventually go away - as they must one day - these children will have yet more abandonment issues. Mom and Dad are working a revolving door at the moment. Security personnel get replaced or go with Mommy. Nannies come and nannies go, although this current one seems to be long-term. Still, if the camera crew members are the people the children see the most on an average day, how will they feel when the lights are packed up, the cameras turned off and everyone leaves? If they feel alone now, just wait.

This entire situation makes me cringe. Everything is wrong with this picture.

Melissa said...

Anybody else catch how many times Kate used the words "I" and "Me" and "My" in the new promo?

goawayfools said...

We finally get to see Kate's true writing style in her moronic letter regarding speaking engagements. No way in hell is that simpleton capable of writing a readable book. Beth is the best selling author; Kate told her what lies to write and then took the credit.

TUNDRA said...

Anyone know where the TLC film crew stays when in town filming the Go$$elin$? Do they stay at the house/film studio (for a fee) or at a local hotel?

Friend in New Mexico said...

LORI IN OHIO,

I am completly on your side but I think that Jon was refering to present time when he said that he hardly talks to Kevin.

Nevertheless I still want to throw water on both Jon and Kate.

Canadian Mom said...

kdbear said...
It was just a matter of time!

http://www.buycostumes.com/Eight-Is-Too-Much-Adult-Wig/65620/ProductDetail.aspx

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Imagine how you would feel, in the beginning years of pre-teen/adolescence, if u saw STRANGERS were dressed up like your parents - essentially MOCKING them....

I'll bet the twins understand the joke is not ON Kate, it IS Kate.

The humiliation factor must be immeasurable.

I shudder. (And say a little prayer for each of them)

Canadian Mom said...

gmf56 said...

I am really confused as to why any church would want these people to speak, unless they were on a 'redemption tour' where they told people about how greed and selfishness ruled their lives and harmed their children.
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A REDEMPTION tour!! I laughed SO hard at that one, thank you!!

redrivergrl said...

I really have no desire to watch the show. I read where Kate's accountant came to the house to talk to Kate obout finances and at one point she gets upset and walks outside. You know this woman is scared to death her lifestyle is going to change. Jon is spending it faster than they can make it. These two have NO concern for what this is doing to their children. It's all about them and their is nother TLC can do to gloss over how Kate really is and Jon is just gotten out from under her and gone wild just like kids do when they finally get out on their own. Except they do it at a lot younger age, at least normally. Kate's a tyrant and Jon's a fool and these adorable kids got dealt a low blow they didn't deserve but those two did it to them. No one else is to blame except for Jon and Kate. Jodi and Kevin spoke out in their behalf more than Jon and Kate ever have. If I see these two purchase one more thing for themselves I'm going to throw up. They both should be ashamed and this should be a humbling experience to see how fragile a marriage can be and how many people it effect, No one should have anything to do with these two money whores.

grannyoftwo said...

I think the point to be made here is ....is it the children's decisions or the parents? Obviously, we all know from the ultimatum Kate gave the kids, ( either we do this or you will never see Mom and Dad again ) it is the parents decision to do this tv show. I think (JMO, mind you) that when it is totally the child's decision to be "famous" so to speak or become a television personality, it is totally different than when you force a child to do it, like in this case. My GS has the voice in what he does, he can quit at any time he chooses, he doesn't seem to be ab-normal in any respect, he acts and behaves as a normal six year old would, but he is given the opportunity to be a normal six year old also, being able to go to public school,have friends over, go to the movies, Chucky Cheese, etc. Not with cameras following him. That is the difference between the Gosselin children. They are commodities, whereas some children do it for actual fun for themselves because they want to, not to gain fame for their parents. Some parents actually put the money in an account for the child, all of it. There are adults who can do it the right way and treat child actors respectfully. I think there is a place for child actors, when they have parents who are adults themselves and have proven so.It can be a learning lesson in parenting for that child also, when shown the right way.

konhasyoufooled said...

Friend in New Mexico said...

LORI IN OHIO,

I am completly on your side but I think that Jon was refering to present time when he said that he hardly talks to Kevin.

Nevertheless I still want to throw water on both Jon and Kate.
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Which one do you think will cackle I'm melting I'm melting first?

ManicNarcissism said...

gmf56 said...

I am really confused as to why any church would want these people to speak, unless they were on a 'redemption tour' where they told people about how greed and selfishness ruled their lives and harmed their children.

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And that is Kate's ace in the hole. When they money has run out, when she has exploited everything dry, she will make one last ditch effort at money with just what you state. She was a preacher's daughter she knows exactly what the rank and file want to hear and how to make money doing it.

ManicNarcissism said...

I have to ask for those that read Multiple Blessings...

When the book first came out I saw a lot of talk like "you can tell Kate had her hand in it, it is very poorly written." Now, I see a lot of "obviously Beth wrote the book because it was well done and we all know Kate can't string words together."

I know I'll just get opinions, but which one is it? Is the book poorly written or well written?

I would just read it myself but haven't run across it on my garage sale runs yet and not going to PAY for it. But, I'm curious to read it and see how many more lies I can spot. It is like a where's waldo type thing. Oh, there's a lie, there's another one!!

ManicNarcissism said...

EOnline article dated yesterday says that Kate indeed bought a condo (as in past tense, signed and sealed) in Maryland a mile from Steve's house.

Don't know if it is true or not, but the sources are definitely going back and forth on this one.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b137259_kate_gosselin_takes_up_space_in_maryland.html

Lois said...

I love that Jon can get away with playing with the tabloids to prevent Kate from citing little Hailey as the 3rd party in the divorce proceedings. The "other" Kate story is just a ruse to protect the Glassmans--his future famille (who took Jon as payment for Kate's tummy tuck) What a hero you are, Jon.

ratherbkayaking said...

Pffft. I am so over these two. Haven't watched in a long time, and won't watch ever again. Unfortunately, I can't quite break the habit totally. GWOP is like my Gosselin methadone.

As I read through the posts, have had several random and weird thoughts. For instance:
-why watch Kate pitch a tent? The more interesting story seems to be how young college-age skanks are loving the tents that Jon pitches
-We film an hour and a half to 2 hours a day. YEAH....EACH. 12-16 hours a day is more like it. "Your honor, I present the camera and sound crews time cards"
-"that's my job, that's what I do" yet for the kids "it's life". How many sides does Jon have to his mouth? Once again..."Your honor, how is it that what is considered work for the parents is not a job for the juvenile characters of this reality show?".
-This video clip will play well in the Gosselin child vs TLC legal case after the kids are old enough to sue their asses. I suspect there won't be much money left for the kids, and this will be one they can get enough money to sustain the way of life they became accustomed to when times were good in 2009
- "we don't force them to do anything they don't want to do". Your honor, I present the meltdown at the Good Housekeeping cover, and a body-language expert.
- Kate's hair - hair artists interpretation of when Fabio got hit by a goose when riding a roller coaster

Thanks for letting me vent. Now I can go live the 'realist reality'. Too bad no one pays me $75,000 to do it.

ForeverHopeful said...

Oooooooo! Check THIS OUT everyone!


http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b137043_what_jon_kate_were_fakingmdasheverything.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

Works_for_a_living said...

WHAT?????? Just saw a preview on E! for an "Interview with Kate 2.0"
Will this ignorance EVER end???? This is exactly the kind of press that will have more and more people watching on Aug. 3rd. Ugh!

pinkdiamond611 said...

The desperation is evident. The sheeple who turned up, as already mentioned SIX of them!, seemed to be a couple of moms and their kids. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the ratings will tank big time.

Tami said...

"mom of multiples said...

So, I'm confused. Does anyone remember the famous "Utah interview" that Jon gave? I thought he said that they are not "going out and blowing the money on new sports cars and stuff". Huh? Whose car was the black one that he was in when he was talking to the interviewer today? Also, what happened to the white Nissan 2 seater sports car that he bought? So Jon, you actually ARE going out and blowing the money on new sports cars, right? "
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My BF who's into cars bigtime saw the pix of Jon's new car and said it's a BMW M3 but not the latest model. Said it's at the most an 05 and maybe older. He said Jon probably traded it even for the Nissan or even got some cash back. In any case it cost him like a third of Kate's new SUV. BF said it's bizarre to him that a guy with Jon's attitude and money didn't buy a Porche.

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

Melissa said...
Anybody else catch how many times Kate used the words "I" and "Me" and "My" in the new promo?

Yes! Eight children going through the stress of their parents divorcing but yet its ALL about how KATE feels ! As for the children, 'its their normal'.

2badsosad said...

Anybody else catch how many times Kate used the words "I" and "Me" and "My" in the new promo?

It's not the children's fault and 'they didnt ask for any of this' so apparantly any feelings or concerns the CHILDREN might have with respect to their parents divorcing are not deemed worthy over that of mommy dearest. Ms. Katie Irene is too busy with her OWN 'I Can Do' list and learning to put up and tent, grill, and replace a window screen for the first time in her life to concern herself over such trivial matters as her children's emotional needs.

Connie said...

Kannie said...
"On the journalism front, what would be wonderful to see is Jon and Kate (separately or together) face a real interview conducted by a serious, skilled and informed journalist."
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This very thought crossed my mind while watching CNN this morning. There was an interview with a 15-yr. old young gentleman from Children's Press Line. I'm sorry I didn't catch his name but my first thought was, wouldn't it be great if this youthful press organization wrote a story about the exploitation of 8 young children....from the viewpoint of teens & tweens themselves. I'm sure many of them have, or are currently going through a divorce situation in their family as well. Sad but true. I actually have more faith in these children & young adults to "do what's right" in their reporting. Just an idea that might be considered. Following is a short overview of this organization. You can find quite a bit more information on their website...www.cplmedia.org. Quite an impressive resume!

Children's Press Line
SINCE 2001 CPL HAS:
**Trained 1142 NYC youth in journalism and community workshops
**Interviewed 1,665 kids in need on issues that affect their lives
**Conducted 350 interviews with policymakers, from the White House to New York City’s council chambers
**Published 700 articles in mainstream media

OUR MEDIA PARTNERS INCLUDE
New York Daily News
Metro New York
New York Amsterdam News
Scripps Howard News Service (syndicated to 400 newspapers)
Teens & Tweens News
IndyKids
PBS’ The Online NewsHour
Alternet’s WireTapMag.org
NYC Student Life
Ted (Holland)

In addition, our work has been heard on:
BBC World Service and CBS Radio, read in/on NY Newsday, espn.com, Boston Globe, Weekly Reader, Gotham Gazette, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Red Bluff Daily News (Calif.), The (Miss.) Sun Herald, Times Record News (Lehighton, Penn.) and seen on Teen Kids News.

Our youth journalists have received press coverage from CNN’s “Diplomatic License,” XM Radio, Time Out New York, 1010WINS, WLIB, Teens and Tweens News, Connect for Kids, Voice of America, Metro New York, CBS’ Early Show and City Limits

Connie said...

grannyoftwo said:

"Obviously, we all know from the ultimatum Kate gave the kids, (either we do this or you will never see Mom and Dad again ) it is the parents decision to do this tv show."

This statement by Kate just sends chills down my back. For a young child it may as well be a death threat...the death of their mom and dad. How sad.

Aunt Chris said...

I noticed in the promo that Hannah is lifting her hair up off her neck in an effort to cool off. Let her cut it Kate!!!!!

NOT movin on up said...

It doesn't matter HOW much Jon's new BMW costs. What matters is that he felt the NEED to BUY another car because the 'other' new one, didn't hold enough status for him. Its a sick way to live, and shows his lack of self esteem.
He wants to BE these D listers that he's hanging around with, and feels he can't do it in a Nissan.

I KNEW she bought it said...

I SAW the same story that Kate indeed did buy the condo in Maryland, but was told by TLC and her lawyer to keep it quiet and downplay it. What a bunch of snakes.

Ali said...

As a taxpayer who helps to pay for federal services, I implore the IRS to audit the Gosselins.

-Are love offerings taxable and have the Gosselins paid taxes on this money? Are they claming the entire amount or just a portion?

-Are all the freebies given to the Gosselins on the show a form of business income? Are freebies taxable and are the Gosselins paying tax on them?

-What are the Gosselin's business deductions?

J+K have proven themselves to be dishonest about other things in their lives. The IRS needs to take a look.

Truth hurts said...

Notice that all the times Jon and Kate have been on TV or video and are asked about the kids and child exploitation?...They automatically go on the defensive. Is it because the truth hurts, and down deep they BOTH know the truth.

TUNDRA said...

ManicNarcissism said...
I have to ask for those that read Multiple Blessings...

When the book first came out I saw a lot of talk like "you can tell Kate had her hand in it, it is very poorly written." Now, I see a lot of "obviously Beth wrote the book because it was well done and we all know Kate can't string words together."

I know I'll just get opinions, but which one is it? Is the book poorly written or well written?

I would just read it myself but haven't run across it on my garage sale runs yet and not going to PAY for it. But, I'm curious to read it and see how many more lies I can spot. It is like a where's waldo type thing. Oh, there's a lie, there's another one!!

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Sorry Manic, I haven't read the book nor do I have any intention of ever doing so for fear of my blood pressure rising off the charts, LOLS.

Here's a link to a website where you can read a 7 page excerpt from the book. From what I gather, Kate was over-disciplined and Jon got off easy which could explain -- at least in part-- why their emotional IQ's are so terribly low.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/tcw/2009/janfeb/onedayatatime.html?gclid=CO3orPmZg5wCFRFWagodCXfQ_Q&start=1

my9cats said...

Connie said...
grannyoftwo said:

"Obviously, we all know from the ultimatum Kate gave the kids, (either we do this or you will never see Mom and Dad again ) it is the parents decision to do this tv show."

This statement by Kate just sends chills down my back. For a young child it may as well be a death threat...the death of their mom and dad. How sad.

8/02/2009 9:41 AM

IMHO KON did not imply this as a death threat but a message that the parents would always be at work (perish the thought)to provide for the kids. Poor kids were snookered by sharks.

TUNDRA said...

Jon Gosselin is showing no signs of slowing down in his personal dating marathon. It looks as if the Cable Cad may have added yet another partner to his growing date list.

Jon was reportedly out at a bar/restaurant Saturday night in Pennsylvania and seen with a twenty-something woman who appeared interested, very interested, in him.

How interested? RadarOnline.com hears that she drove her Mercedes back to Jon's house at 3 a.m. and stayed until 6 a.m.

The woman, wearing a red dress, seemed very taken with Jon. She drove her own car back to his house and tried to leave before anyone saw.

But she wasn't successful. Spywitnesses tell RadarOnline.com that she was photographed at Jon's house.

http://www.radaronline.com

abbra said...

I sent a letter to Hershey and this is the response they sent back:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us about our advertising policy and practices for television programming.

The Hershey Company has a long-standing policy of placing its advertising in programming of high quality. We monitor programs closely and our agencies are aware of Hershey's strict programming guidelines. Those guidelines would include not supporting programs that feature or incite excessive violence and antisocial behavior. If a change in format causes one of the previously acceptable shows to become unacceptable, we contact our agency immediately. In fact, this policy has not changed since Hershey's advertising program was first launched in 1968.

The Hershey Company believes the public is the ultimate judge of our advertising policies and our ability to implement them. Comments such as yours provide valuable input in planning for future advertising campaigns. Your comments will be shared with the Marketing Department.




Pamela Tompkins

Choose Your Battles said...

NOT movin on up said...

It doesn't matter HOW much Jon's new BMW costs. What matters is that he felt the NEED to BUY another car because the 'other' new one, didn't hold enough status for him. Its a sick way to live, and shows his lack of self esteem.
He wants to BE these D listers that he's hanging around with, and feels he can't do it in a Nissan.


Trust me, he isn't going to impress those D-Listers with an old out-of-style used Bimmer either. But honestly, if the worst thing Jon did publicly to pump up his selfesteem was flip through a few quasi-sportscars it wouldn't be that bad. Jetting off around the world flipping through a succession of trashy bimbos and sucking on cigarettes in plain sight of his impressionable kids, now that's what he should be called out for.

talkischeap said...

Kate is playing the martyr for the public, and Jon, with his idiotic behaviour, is falling right into the trap.

At least Kate is listening to her PR people and staying relatively quiet... while Jon is out there "living it up" in mall-reject clothes with women who probably want nothing more to make it on the front page of supermarket gossip rags.

How do rabid fans not see through this???

foster said...

I am by no means a fan of Jon, but before everybody starts jumping all over him for the story on Radar that he had a female visitor overnight at the house - consider the source.
Radar Online is owned by the same company as many other rags such as the National Enquirer. It relies on getting it's news from the general public (see the top of the page at it's site), and it quotes it's source for the newest story as "Spywitnesses", haha!
At this stage of the game they're going to report just about anything anybody tells them to get a 'scoop'.

redskiesatnight said...

Jon Gosselin is showing no signs of slowing down in his personal dating marathon. It looks as if the Cable Cad may have added yet another partner to his growing date list.

Jon was reportedly out at a bar/restaurant Saturday night in Pennsylvania and seen with a twenty-something woman who appeared interested, very interested, in him.

How interested? RadarOnline.com hears that she drove her Mercedes back to Jon's house at 3 a.m. and stayed until 6 a.m.

The woman, wearing a red dress, seemed very taken with Jon. She drove her own car back to his house and tried to leave before anyone saw.

But she wasn't successful. Spywitnesses tell RadarOnline.com that she was photographed at Jon's house.

http://www.radaronline.com


So Radar Online has the inside scoop about Jon Gosselin and his whereabouts and who is coming and going during his stay at the Konpound. What about Kate? Why does the goings on of Kate Gosselin mysteriously fall off the 'radar' when she is 'forced' to LEAVE the Konpound?

Pamela Jaye said...

Hate Kate, thanks for posting the entire speaking engagement.. thing.

Thankfully for my furniture, my stomach was empty when I read it.

Now that the desire to vomit has let up (at least a little) I am completely outraged for these people to be taking God's name (and way of life) in this fashion.
On the other hand, I'd hate to be either of them when God decides he's had enough.

L. Stash said...

I did read the book and in my opinion it was not well written. I'm not trying to talk badly about Beth given that it seems to be her work, however I wouldn't be fighting to claim that. The whole thing read like a giant puff peice in a newspaper, maybe thats because it was written by someone who didn't live it or maybe because Kates emotions don't translate well into print I don't know.

---As an aside. I work in the tattoo industry. I met Ed Hardy. Ed Hardy used to be quite an artist. In an inspirational way. I have books with interviews with him saying "Its not about the money its about the art" and he truly lived it. And it was amazing..for awhile. Now hes got his clothing lines and...oh the Ed Hardy Energy Drink. I've heard people ask why a company would want John as any sort of face for their company. But sell outs for sell outs.

goawayfools said...

I think Jon's every movement is covered by the media because he wants it that way. He is friendly with some of the paparazzi and goes out of his way to be photographed; the floppy hat, for example. Also, a trainwreck is irresistable, think Britney Spears before her breakdown. Kate, for once in her life, appears to be laying low, not for the kids but to try to salvage her image. It must be killing her but it's the smart thing to do.

Condo rumor persists said...

Despite emphatic denials, E!Online is still reporting the condo purchase in Rockville. I was thinking after the denials last week the easiest way to hide it would to be buy it through a trust, or if she's doing the lease to buy option, she wouldn't actually own it yet. The Washington Post publishes recent home sales once a week - they usually take a few months to catch up with what's been sold. Also, hard to imagine how she's not going to be spotted in the rather busy Rockville Town Center area. Still going "hmmmm" on this one.

Pamela Jaye said...

Whoever! wrote! the! letter! to! the! churches! about! speaking! fees! uses! too! many! exclamation! points!!!!

Must have been William Shatner.

Congrats on typing that. It's hard to stop after every word and put one in. (I know: I've tried it with hyphens)

GAmom said...

Unfortunately, encouraging people at this and other blogs to vote only skews the results of a poll - it doesn't change the facts. Sadly many,many people will be tuned into the show. It's like watching a train wreck for lots of people, they can't take their eyes away.

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You know, totally agree about skewing the polls, but I actually disagree about the train wreck appeal of the show now.

The only way the show becomes a train wreck is if it turns lewd and lacivious (as it could) but that would turn away the base of churchgoers who still buy their "perfect family" crap. As long as TLC sticks to the same formula of lies and spin, there is no appeal.

What is a train wreck is how their lives are playing out in the tabloids. If new viewers tune in, they will be quickly disappointed and bored by the obvious scripting of the show.

I will admit I was a viewer up till the divorce episode, dispite the chastising by so many on ths board. I'm now not a viewer, not because of guilt or morality, but simply because it's BORING. (except of corse, to snark at and point out inconsistancies).

I don't give the TLC show much longer, but there will surely be more attempts at spin off shows and projects by these two clowns.

Sandy said...

@Foster

The National Enquirer has been spot on about many stories it has reported and in many cases has got the scoop before other publications. (for example, the Edwards scandal).Radar Online is also very accurate with its information..I certainly have more respect for these sites over People magazine which seems to have a lovefest with Kate Gosselin

lindahoyt said...

I think Jon's every movement is convered by the media, because TLC wants it that way!

They want to keep the money rolling in from the show, so they continue to promote Kate. Kate does whatever they want, and is obviously the more responsible person. They have to keep one parent aboard who will do anything for money. And that parent has to have some sympathy with the audience. Jon certainly doesn't garner any support now.

They do not want word to get out about Kate being a homewrecker...mother of 8 cheating with a married man--breaking up two homes...with a paid servant, no less. No, that doesn't help a show based on "America's busiest Mom"...

So, tlc pays off the paps to cover Jon--giving them tips on his behavior, so they always have a headline to sell magazines.

Alberta_Mom said...

I think the most important and relevant comment I've ever heard is this recent one: We've been hearing for months about J&K's "careers", "jobs", "work". WHY is it called WORK for the parents and just "life" for the 8 children? We should all remember this one...every time we hear these awful people DENY that their children are working. How despicable.

Eight kids smeight kids said...

lindahoyt said...

Jon asks, "how do you raise 8 kids?"

Hey, ask the Mormons who come to your door how it is done. Ask a Catholic...they have been doing it for centuries.

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Thank you! It irritates me everytime someone says well, they do have 8 kids. Who cares? My mom was one of 9, my dad had a cousin with 16 kids (yes, Irish Catholic), and at/before the turn of the 19th century such family sizes were common. My mom worked and paid rent in high school to help pay for the family expenses...they didn't have a maid on a postman's salary. And before I hear yeah but they weren't all at once...with one set of twins, 9 kids in 9 years is almost like having them all at once!

Foster said...

"Sandy said...

@Foster

The National Enquirer has been spot on about many stories it has reported and in many cases has got the scoop before other publications. (for example, the Edwards scandal).Radar Online is also very accurate with its information..I certainly have more respect for these sites over People magazine which seems to have a lovefest with Kate Gosselin"

Surely you jest. While I do agree that People is slanted towards Kate, you will never convince me that words "respect for" and "National Enquirer" belong in the same sentence. Just ask the many thousands of people through the years who have successfully sued them to set the record straight. Radar Online gets much of it's information from unnamed sources, and while it often does have accurate stories to relate, it just as often does not. Take it all with a grain of salt.

Jon and Kate Suck Lemons said...

I just keep thinking of a quote from Airplane!:

"They BOUGHT their tickets, they KNEW what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash!"

I'm not going to feel sorry for these two idiots for what they have done to their marriage.

Eight kids smeight kids said...

Oops, meant 20th century, not 19th. You know, the 1900s.

goawayfools said...

Jon wants to know how to raise eight kids? Umm, how about getting a job, maybe two. Accept help graciously from friends and family. Live frugally. That would be a great start.

Pony said...

The problem Jon has with getting a job is that he a)apparently has very few marketable job skills - a huge problem in the current economy and b) has a bad job history since he's been fired from at least one job and quit another to be on reality TV. So who is going to hire him at a salary commensurate with his wants? Fast food places only pay minimum wage to start. ;-) What he needs to do is go back to school and get some education. Hmm...TLC could film him in class and return to the "Learning channel."

JanaNJ said...

TLC in my area of NJ is showing a marathon of J+Kplus8 tonight -- from 8 pm to 3 am. They are doing all of the shows from this current season and then repeating them. Trying to get the hype going for tomorrow I guess...This makes me sick to my stomach... I hope no one is watching.

Jacelynn said...

The reruns are on in my area too (canada) and I will not be watching tomorrow. I don't need to see new can-do Kate and 20yr old wanna be Jon.

Going, Going, Gone said...

Eight kids smeight kids said...
lindahoyt said...

Jon asks, "how do you raise 8 kids?"

Hey, ask the Mormons who come to your door how it is done. Ask a Catholic...they have been doing it for centuries.

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

Thank you! It irritates me everytime someone says well, they do have 8 kids. Who cares? My mom was one of 9, my dad had a cousin with 16 kids (yes, Irish Catholic), and at/before the turn of the 19th century such family sizes were common. My mom worked and paid rent in high school to help pay for the family expenses...they didn't have a maid on a postman's salary. And before I hear yeah but they weren't all at once...with one set of twins, 9 kids in 9 years is almost like having them all at once!
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You guys are so, so right. I have similar circumstances in my circle of family and, gee, somehow they got through it...maybe with ONE bathroom in a SMALL house! Jon and Kate seem to think they've invented the wheel when it comes to creating a large family. Their heads are as inflated as my birthday helium balloons I accidentally let go of...oops...there they go...up-up-and-away, out of my view, never to return. Too bad the Gosselin parents aren't like my balloons.

I'm! So! Enthusiastic!!! said...

Pamela Jaye said...
Whoever! wrote! the! letter! to! the! churches! about! speaking! fees! uses! too! many! exclamation! points!!!!

Must have been William Shatner.
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Gotta laugh, huh. Just so darn PERKY!!

Miranda said...

my9cats...
Connie said...
grannyoftwo said:

"Obviously, we all know from the ultimatum Kate gave the kids, (either we do this or you will never see Mom and Dad again ) it is the parents decision to do this tv show."
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This statement by Kate just sends chills down my back. For a young child it may as well be a death threat...the death of their mom and dad. How sad.
---
IMHO KON did not imply this as a death threat but a message that the parents would always be at work (perish the thought)to provide for the kids. Poor kids were snookered by sharks.

***
Well obviously (IMO) it wasn't meant as a death threat. The point is; kids don't understand what mommy means when she says "you'll never see mommy and daddy again".
When you tell a kid that, they think mommy and daddy go away and never come back.
When Kate said it, I was shocked. I remember it well.

Remember when Alexis licked her hands after germ freak Kate slathered her in Purell?!? Kate said "don't lick that, it's POISON and you'll DIE".

Same league. Unforgivable to say such things to your child. How about a polite instruction instead of the threat of immediate death. Oh and "gee mom, if it's poison, why the !@#$% did you rub it on my hands" you fricking MORON.

BCarefulWhatUWish4 said...

lindahoyt said...
I think Jon's every movement is covered by the media, because TLC wants it that way!

They want to keep the money rolling in from the show, so they continue to promote Kate. Kate does whatever they want, and is obviously the more responsible person. They have to keep one parent aboard who will do anything for money. And that parent has to have some sympathy with the audience.
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Great post, and I almost totally agree, except where you say that Kate is the more responsible person...they are both equally irresponsible, IMO.

Yes, Kate has always been TLC's "puppet on a string", even much moreso since Jon cut loose from her "apron strings" last Fall!
It's so obvious that she's been dancing to TLC's tune just for the money, her own narcissistic glory, and to portay their Jerry Springer-version of Saint Kate vs Jon the Jelly-Brained Jerk.

Just how naive IS their target audience, in TLC's opinion? (No offense to anyone... I give all who read & research credit for critical thinking skills & recognizing transparency... or cloaking).

GWOPers know that were she not TLC's "Let's Keep it Goin' No Matter How It Harms The Family"
marionette, Saint Kate would be better known as "Saint Elsewhere". (And with whom,too.)

Yes, I Vote! said...

Go vote! said...
Let me just say I am sick and tired of people telling me that it makes no difference whether or not I vote or whether or not I watch this show! Please. I am a little powerless in this situation. All I can do it vote (to register my opinion), stop watching, and/or write/boycott sponsors. This is what I can do and this is what I will do. In previous posts I was told over and over again it would not matter whether or not I watched this show. This is what I can do and this is what I will do. And what I do matters! Will it make them go away? No. But it gives me a voice.
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ITA, doing something is better than doing nothing if it makes us feel better and I'm sure somewhere it does make a difference or gets the attention of someone who matters in some aspect of the "industry." I vote on every single poll I hear about here; keep 'em coming!

Anonymomma said...

Don't know if you guys read this yet, on www.msnbc.com in the entertainment section:

"A source close to the Gosselins said that Kate hopes that Jon’s dates don’t become show fodder: “It’s not out of jealousy at all,” the source said. “It’s for the kids. Enough of their life is played out on television. They don’t need to see their dad date on TV, too.”

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Kathi D said...

What's with the pictures of Jon at the house carrying a diaper? Surely none of those kids still wears a diaper????

konhasyoufooled said...

Kathi D said...

What's with the pictures of Jon at the house carrying a diaper? Surely none of those kids still wears a diaper????
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Prob was for Kate. Since they NEVER show where she goes when she supposedly leaves the Konpound perhaps she is in bed and the not a nanny is taking care of her incontinence and it was Jon's turn to take out the trash. Could explain why she is constantly showing off her umm........goods. She doesn't have control of her err...faculties

Julie said...

WAIT...I've read several posts that state that Kate's face is on the tags of Healthtex clothing at Walmart.

I also recall reading that when the babies were small and clothing donations were picked up at her (or her parents') church all the Walmart items were disguarded as Kate didn't want her kids wearing that kind of thing.

What the HECK are the Healthtex people thinking?

And I have to say that, unless she is being paid for it, she will NEVER let her kids wear clothes from the likes of (gasp!) Walmart.

ManicNarcissism said...

I was just reading an excerpt of Multiple Blessings, I could only get to page 2 without my stomach turning, so I won't read anymore. But, something just occurred to me as well. I don't know Kate's father and have heard nothing of him. But, what if he is a true man of the cloth, a true preacher who really believes in what he is doing, is not using it for money, and tries hard to provide spiritually for the people that have chosen to go to that Church? I say all this hypothetically because even though I am Christian I have seen more than not, people who are in that line of "work" for the wrong reasons or hypocrites. But, let's just say for arguments sake he is trying whole heartedly (how do you spell that?)to be a good preacher. Can you imagine how he must feel when reading his daughter's book and hearing about her going around to different churches milking them for as much money as she can get? She would be using what he taught her growing up for ALL the wrong reasons.

On the other hand, maybe she learned from her dad and the apple is right under the tree. We'll probably never know.

ManicNarcissism said...

Okay, I'm hoping this is just the way the picture looks. Pic on infdaily of Jon in hat and glasses. There is one with one of the german sheps. He looks WAY thin. I hope they are being fed and not forgotten in all the goings on. I can imagine that they need a lot of food.

Still looking for diaper????

imaamy said...

Kathi, I missed that. Where did you see him with a diaper?

marion said...

I was kind of hoping that nobody would bring up the diaper - those kids suffer enough of an invasion of privacy as it is.
My nephew had to wear a diaper to bed until he was almost 8 - it was a medical problem, I think they called it an undersized bladder. Eventually he grew out of it. It wasn't his fault, or his parents - and the family made very lightly of it so it wouldn't turn into a big issue.
If one of those kids has a problem with their bladder or whatever it's none of our business.

history teacher said...

Eight kids smeight kids said...

Oops, meant 20th century, not 19th. You know, the 1900s.
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Totally agree with the sentiment (I'm one of 6, dad was one of 7, grandparents were one of 11, etc), but, actually, families this large were not common - they have always been the exceptions until the 20th century. From the middle ages on (c. 500 and probably earlier), most families only had about 3-4 children that lived to adulthood and about 5 children born.

sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.

Connie said...

"Enough of their life is played out on television."

And who's fault is that??

Geez, just when you think you've heard it all!

Ann said...

Is Kate still going to Maria Shriver confernce? I caught a part of the today show today, and Maria was talking with child experts about octo-mom. The child psychologist was saying it is highly unlikey the octo-moms kids will turn out normal and mentioned all the problems lately with kids on reality tv. The expert said she would rather see these large reality tv families on welfare then get paid for these shows because of the harmful effects to the kids. Maria seemed to be in agreement with the experts, so how can her conference include Kate, one of the worst exploiters? I sent off an email to remind Maria about Kate and her kids, who have already been through the years that everyone is worried about the octo-tuplets will have to live with.

Works_for_a_living said...

You know, I used to feel sorry for Just Jon when K8 was so mean to him. My husband, as many of you have also stated, would NEVER stick around if I acted that way toward him.

HOWEVER, I now have no sympathy for either of them. No, K8 shouldn't have treated Just Jon that way, but Just Jon I think, has always been a man-child. K8 just hid it better behind her control. It took him NO TIME at ALL to show his true colors once out from under K8's ruling hand.

It irritates me so much when they talk about how they do the show for their kids, when the truth is that they used their kids to do the show. They have made so much money off those kids....but it wasn't enough...they still had to steal their childhoods.

Curious said...

Where did you see the diaper pic?

fedup said...

OMG, We are going to have alot of Kon this Halloween.

http://www.examiner.com/x-15228-Celebrity-Kids-Examiners~y2009m8d2-Kate-Gosselin-Halloween-costume-sells-out.

Does she get the profit?

ManicNarcissism said...

I finally found diaper on the sugary site the one that has a ton of candid photos that we don't see listed on the other sites, which is weird to me. I can't tell who that site is either.

Anyway, it wasn't diaper but a little swimmer. I CAN'T imagine that at 5 years old they would still be wearing those. Also Jon came out of garage apartment door with it, is someone there with their kid and staying in apartment with him??

If the lil swimmer is for one of the tups then wouldn't they be in the main house?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

ManicNarcissism said...
I finally found diaper on the sugary site the one that has a ton of candid photos that we don't see listed on the other sites, which is weird to me. I can't tell who that site is either.

Anyway, it wasn't diaper but a little swimmer. I CAN'T imagine that at 5 years old they would still be wearing those. Also Jon came out of garage apartment door with it, is someone there with their kid and staying in apartment with him??

If the lil swimmer is for one of the tups then wouldn't they be in the main house?

8/03/2009 10:23 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've wondered about that sugary site too. They seem to have "some" of the same p-pix but so so much more.

Wonder who they are and where they get them from? It's very interesting (IMHO)

Works_for_a_living said...

Oh my word!!!! I hope the lil swimmers weren't for the tups!!!! At over 5 years old it would be VERY odd for them to require diapers of any kind.

You never know though....it is VERY odd for them to require bibs and high chairs too.

And, slam me if you want, but my 6 year old still occasionally drinks from a sippy if we are in the van or somewhere else I don't want her to spill (not b/c I don't want her to get dirty, but b/c I'm too busy and quite frankly too tired to clean it all up). However, she's fully capable of drinking out of a regular cup and does so 90% of the time.

How long is K8 gonna try to MARKET her kids as babies???

Lana's Blog said...

Jon couldn't be making worse decisions if he tried. Seriously - Christian Audigier and Michael Lohan? And those girls? Ick. Nast.

TUNDRA said...

Star readers already know the real story behind Jon Gosselin's romance with Kate Major, but now the former reporter will dish the dirt in her first television interview.

Kate 2.0 will speak to E! News correspondent Ken Baker on Wednesday about her relationship with Jon. (You don't have to wait until Wednesday though to get the scoop, just grab a copy of Star magazine for Kate's full story told first-hand!)

Kate Major and Jon are still seeing each other despite the fact that he had to head back to Pennsylvania to take care of his kids, Kate's friend Michael Lohan tells Star. Kate spent last week in Pennsylvania with friends. She was staying an hour away from Jon's family home. "They are keeping it low key. They have not been going out too much."

Michael says Kate is now chilling out on the West Coast because, "She needed to get away." Michael added, "Kate has really fallen for him and cares about him a great deal. She called him when she arrived. She wanted him to know we all got here safely."

Kate won't be away from her beau for long. "She will fly back and meet up with Jon after her vacation."

Source:

http://www.starmagazine.com/kate_major_interview_jon_gosselin/news/15906

MultipleFailures said...

goawayfools said...
We finally get to see Kate's true writing style in her moronic letter regarding speaking engagements. No way in hell is that simpleton capable of writing a readable book. Beth is the best selling author; Kate told her what lies to write and then took the credit.

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I would hardly call Multiple Blessings readable. It is one of the worst written, hardest to read books I've read. It is written in a flowery prose indicative of someone in english composition who is trying to pad their essay in hopes of reaching the assigned page limit.

PattyWithNoPity said...

NOTE TO JON:
Wow..Way to throw Kevin & Jodi under the bus dude..
After all they did for you guys. That's cold.
Also what happened to not wanting to film??
You need to get a life (Kate too) and stop living vicariously through your childrens'..such as it is.
You & the show are so far removed from "reality" that I don't see how real people could relate or want to watch.
Truthfully if the subject matter isn't tacky (and I think airing all your "stuff/marriage crap" IS tacky), it just sounds lame. Putting up a tent? Tin can Telephones? Come on man..
I haven't watched this show or TLC in AGES & this kind of stuff certainly isn't gonna draw me back in..
I plan to be doing "real" stuff.
BOYCOTT TLC!!!!!!!
There; I feel better!

Chris said...

I think it is sick how people are trying to make money off this situation. Occassionally I glance and see if what ebay has to offer from J&K and it is getting bad.
Someone is selling souvenir limited edition divorce tiles with their faces on them. Like tiles you would put in your bathroom or patio!

There are the team Jon and team Kate shirts, as well as the halloween wig!

Autographed pictures of Kate in her bikini (really a modest christian, can't believe she signed that one, must have been more then a $20 fee).

It is always nice to see people selling "collectors editions" of magazines with kate on the front, espcially one seller saying the magazine was collectable because Kate hits daughter, or is a mean monster.

Sure Kate your kids are clueless because of their private school! they will never see a shirt, magazine, autographed bikini picture, or souvenir tile of the mess you created!

ManicNarcissism said...

MultipleFailures said...

goawayfools said...
We finally get to see Kate's true writing style in her moronic letter regarding speaking engagements. No way in hell is that simpleton capable of writing a readable book. Beth is the best selling author; Kate told her what lies to write and then took the credit.

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I would hardly call Multiple Blessings readable. It is one of the worst written, hardest to read books I've read. It is written in a flowery prose indicative of someone in english composition who is trying to pad their essay in hopes of reaching the assigned page limit.

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Okay, so that answers my question then. So, is that why Beth Carson didn't do a tour? Maybe she realized that was a horrible writer. If it was just Kate's story and Beth did all the writing then we have to blame Beth for the writing. If we blame Kate then we have to admit that she wrote some of it too. I haven't read it, so I am undecided. But, I can't imagine Kate as controlling and narcissistic as she is, giving Beth any credit if she wrote it mainly herself. So, Beth better stick to her day job huh?

makesnosense said...

"A source close to the Gosselins said that Kate hopes that Jon’s dates don’t become show fodder: “It’s not out of jealousy at all,” the source said. “It’s for the kids. Enough of their life is played out on television. They don’t need to see their dad date on TV, too.”

This statement is so ridiculous !!
Of all the potentially emotionally damaging and life altering situations that have been imposed upon the Gosselin children, this person has a problem with the Gosselin children seeing their dad date on TV?? It's OK for dad to date as long as the kids dont see it on TV. As if the 'censorship' of REAL LIFE for the Gosselin children is defined by and determined by the TLC editting process?

wickedsmart said...

Dollars to donuts she's selling all that donated camping equipment now that the show has been aired and they won't need any retakes.

Gosselin So Sugary Sick said...

The Sugary Site is very odd. At first I thought it was a personal photo album cuz of all the extra pics but just went & looked & now they have all the horrible tabloid stories pasted front & center. So sad if the children see this. Also on Radaronline, the UPS meeting of Jon & Kate, Kate looks like she is crying. Poor Poor Kate. I am not watching tonight. I agree that if I do watch I am giving them more money & want that to stop. Don't even care to watch honestly. I'm done with that crap. PLEASE do not watch!!! You won't miss a thing.

Ravello said...

I am beyond shocked to read the Love Offerings have continued. I thought they stopped sometime last year. The IRS should audit Jon and Kate as well as any church that hosts this event. Are the churches submitting the proper documents to the IRS or are Jon and Kate walking out the door with piles of unreported cash? I have always pictured safety deposit boxes full of cash.
Ryan Secrest does gossip updates on his radio show. Today he said Kate's people continue to deny the condo purchase in Maryland but reports continue to come in that she is moving to the DC area.
He also said their fast track divorce will be final by September.

Watch for Uncle Sam said...

Either Kate is selling the Coleman equipment now that the show aired, OR she's returning it, because I think that she is getting wind of all the talk about the IRS. Don't kid yourself, I KNOW those to Kon artists are thinking about that...its the only sure thing that would bring done their empire.

my9cats said...

Ok clue this aging baby boomer in.
What is a lil' swimmer.
My take is a little sperm cell lol.

ihatefrogs said...

I would hardly call Multiple Blessings readable. It is one of the worst written, hardest to read books I've read. It is written in a flowery prose indicative of someone in english composition who is trying to pad their essay in hopes of reaching the assigned page limit.

It would be interesting to know how many copies of 'Eight Little Faces' have sold since Kate ended her nationwide book signing tour? IMO, the ONLY reason this book $10 scrap book even made the 'best sellers' list is because Kate was handing out 'free autographs' if you purchased the book.

Krazy Karma said...

Kate Major's interview with E! will be featured on their station this week... here's a snippet:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b137446_kate_major_dishes_on_jon_gosselin.html

I had NO idea Kate Major actually interviewed Hailey and Jon!

InkstainedPsyche said...

my9cats said...
Ok clue this aging baby boomer in.
What is a lil' swimmer.
My take is a little sperm cell lol.

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Lil' swimmers are swim diapers. They're made for wearing in pools. You can't just stick a swimsuit on an un-potty-trained child and let them roam free.

When my kids were little, they hadn't invented those and my kids wore cloth diapers and plastic pants over them when we went to the pool or beach. Not the best solution, but better than nothing.

Organic Lollipops said...

A little swimmer, lol, is not a sperm! It's what's also known as a "fecal teabag," an entirely useless swim diaper that causes e coli outbreaks in swim parks and puts money in the pockets of diaper manufacturers. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it ;)

Team 8 said...

Anyone been back-to-school shopping for the kids at WalMart lately? I was there today with my 8-year-old and my 5-year-old, and was horrified to see that they are selling Ed Hardy folders right next to the Disney Princesses and Spiderman! My son thought they looked "cool" and asked for one, but I explained that it was not a brand we wanted to support. What on earth??? Is this part of the new marketing scheme cooked up by Jon and gal-pal #1 on their "working vacation" in France last month?? Anyone else see these?

Works_for_a_living said...

Team 8:

I know about the folders!!!!! My mom took my girls to Walmart last week while I was at work and let my 10 year old buy one of the Ed Hardy folders. She thought it was cool, but I am appalled. Of course, my mom doesn't keep up with K8 and the Man-child.

Spending money on Kate said...

Last fall I was in a bookstore locally in Pa. and had no idea about a Kate Gosselin. Once there, little by little I saw people lining up all around the store.
I asked one woman what was going on and she said "OH Kate Gosselin is coming tonight, to sign her book about her 8 children." I paid for my items and as I got ready to leave, I noticed that several, and I mean SEVERAL of the woman were carrying GIFTS for her. Gifts wrapped beautifully and some in gift bags with tissue. Some woman said the gifts were toys, others clothing and even othes said books and games. I said to myself, are these people NUTS, spending money on complete strangers, who probably have more then they can handle, and your spending hard earned money on them?

buzzoff pa hillbillies said...

Holy crap, I just read where Jonboy Gosselin was lamenting about the fact that poor Khate and the kids had to leave for the beach at FOUR IN THE MORNING to escape the 'p-people'
Uh, news alert dumbass: get the HELL out of the spotlight and voila, no p-people!!! For an 'IT analyst' (sure sweetie, whatever makes you happy....) you sure are stupid

CKK said...

Someone on ebay is selling a penny that was supposedly found in the G's driveway. I don't think the seller is drinking the kool-ade, though.

grannyoftwo said...

Is Kate still going to Maria Shriver confernce? I caught a part of the today show today, and Maria was talking with child experts about octo-mom. The child psychologist was saying it is highly unlikey the octo-moms kids will turn out normal and mentioned all the problems lately with kids on reality tv. The expert said she would rather see these large reality tv families on welfare then get paid for these shows because of the harmful effects to the kids. Maria seemed to be in agreement with the experts, so how can her conference include Kate, one of the worst exploiters? I sent off an email to remind Maria about Kate and her kids, who have already been through the years that everyone is worried about the octo-tuplets will have to live with.

If any of you Twitter...Maria has a site. I just asked her on that site how she could face America today after her Today show knowing she was still having Kate at her conference. I think she will see this before she would read an email. I also put on the end...can we say two-faced.

ICdumbpeople said...

While reading the posts about the Ed Hardy folders at Wal Mart, I realized I haven't seen Jon in any Hardy duds for awhile. I wonder if that deal is off? Or if Jon finally figured out that those clothes were horrible and cheesy.

ManicNarcissism said...

Organic Lollipops said...

A little swimmer, lol, is not a sperm! It's what's also known as a "fecal teabag," an entirely useless swim diaper that causes e coli outbreaks in swim parks and puts money in the pockets of diaper manufacturers. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it ;)

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Okay, I'll bite. What is the alternative?

K8terH8ter said...

Ok, I had every intention to not watch the show last night, but caught my daughter watching it in her room. Couldn't resist taking a peak, and was surprised at how much the show revolved around Kate. Her annoying voice spoke nonstop throughout the parts I saw. The show has become about her and not at all about the kids. I saw the part where she was attempting to erect the tent and was floored when Mady said they would all die if they were in nature with her! I'm sorry, but that poor child has major issues with her mother, and if there is one kid in that family I wouldn't want to be on the bad side of, it would be Mady! And...the kids were very vocal about their wishes for Daddy to be there. I'm wondering how many 'wishes for Mommy' will be heard during Jon's weeks with the kids. (My guess is not too many.) My daughter said overall the show was quite boring and pretty much a recap of all the tabloid articles and pics that were released a few months back. If what she says is true, and even if the ratings end up being high last night(due to people just being curious), if things were as boring as she said, and the future episodes continue to be about Jon and Kate's struggles rather than about the kids' lives, I predict a drastic dive in ratings in the upcoming weeks. One can only hope this fiasco ends soon!!!

marylou said...

CKK said...
Someone on ebay is selling a penny that was supposedly found in the G's driveway
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No way Kate's going to let a penny get away from her!

Leandra said...

Organic Lollipops said...

A little swimmer, lol, is not a sperm! It's what's also known as a "fecal teabag," an entirely useless swim diaper that causes e coli outbreaks in swim parks and puts money in the pockets of diaper manufacturers. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it ;)


Except that Kate said "little swimmies". She was referring, in her ignorant trailer-trash vocabulary, to those inflatable buoyant armbands. As far as we know the tups have been potty trained for ages. If any one of them still needs a diaper, there'd have to be a serious medical reason, and nothing to joke about.

Ratings anyone? said...

Did anyone get the ratings for last nights "premier" show?

stop the show said...

kate gosselin. regis and kelly. next thursday

tallblonde said...

On this morning's Regis & Kelly - Kelly Ripa mentioned that Kate will be on the show next Thursday (not sure if she means this coming Thursday or a week from Thursday - I'm guessing a week from Thursday - the 13th)

Tetotomom said...

Won't be watching her on that show either. I don't care for those morning talk shows. Kate needs to just suck it up and stay home and take care of her money makers. The kids.

C'villeGa mom said...

Well, from what I have just read on Radar, Jon has hit a new low for him.
It seems he hired a girl he met at a bar for his babysitter and she is the one who has been keeping him company at "the kids" home at night.
This is sick.

Munchkn said...

I've seen the Ed Hardy folders at Target recently.

Jersey said...

I just read on Radaronline that Jon hired a "new babysitter" for the kids (it gave her name, but I don't recall what it is)who also works at Legends in Reading. This is the same person who spent the night in the garage apartment Saturday night. If Jon spent the night in the garage apartment with her, who was in the house with the sleeping Gosselin kids? The article also said this "babysitter" has a two year old child of her own. Perhaps that explains the swim diaper?

anewpradabag said...

what happend to the original girlfriend deeana or whatever her name is? and now what happened to haley? is john really with kate major now?

Becky Q in PA said...

Ravello said...
Ryan Secrest does gossip updates on his radio show...He also said their fast track divorce will be final by September.


******
Wait a second! Do we know who the judge is? I think we should be imploring the judge to appoint a guardian ad litem for the children.

If they slip the divorce/custody agreements in "under the radar." we'll have missed the opportunity to have the courts intervene for the best interests of the children.

If anyone has any info, I'd appreciate your sharing it!

Melissa said...

ACCCCCCCCCCCCK!!! I just saw where she will be here this weekend.
http://austin.balance.fm/balance-expo-2009
My friends and I were actually going to go, but now, instead, I am going to send a nice little email explaining why they are losing 11 paying customers. It may be too late to do something, but I still have to do it. And Dr. Laura is also guest speaking. Now I WOULD pay BIG bucks to see those to in a discussion together. :-)

Not a fan said...

Not sure if anyone else posted this but............

Kate Gosselin will be appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly next Thursday.

Kelly ignorantly supports Kate as a super mom. She thinks Kate is fabulous. Kelly Ripa also has a show on TLC that she produces called Masters of Reception. She needs to support her network.

Here is a link to send a comment to Live with Regis and Kelly about their support of Jon and Kate plus 8 and all it's exploitation

ManicNarcissism said...

Jon & Kate Plus 8 returned last night, and since these numbers are through Sunday they won’t show up until next week, but I’m sure we’ll see those numbers before then and will do a separate post.

This was from TV By the Numbers. I wonder why it is through Sunday?? It wasn't before, we got numbers on Tuesday.

Bar-time babysitter said...

It said Jon "hired" a new baby sitter from Legends? So let me get this straight...he hired a baby sitter from a bar, and brought her home to stay in the garage apt. with him for the night, she has a child, and he is calling her his new babysitter? I cannot believe what I hear anymore. All I see is man-ho.

wramblinwreck said...

ICdumbpeople said...
"While reading the posts about the Ed Hardy folders at Wal Mart, I realized I haven't seen Jon in any Hardy duds for awhile. I wonder if that deal is off? Or if Jon finally figured out that those clothes were horrible and cheesy."

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Or the folks at Ed Hardy asked him to stop wearing their clothes as he was giving their image a bad name. :)

mimi said...

Radaronline just reported that the ratings were 4 million for 9pm and 4 1/2 million for 9:30 pm. Too bad. Then they report about the new live-in- babysitter that slept over with Jon Sat. night after the 3 am bar date. Stop this madness.

Where is Kate the oh so concerned mother of 8 with the OCD?? Who is with these kids now that good old Jon is sleeping with yet another bimbo in the house ( garage apt.) now. This is insane and these so called "parents" are morons. Will someone look after the care and welfare of thsee kids??

I am starting to think that they would be better off in a loving home of "strangers" that care for them and are morally fit to parent than to continue to live in this totally train wreck life that TLC pays for. Shame on them all!!

Maxwell said...

Jon & Kate Minus a Whole Lotta You
Today 12:50 PM PDT by Joal Ryan

Too much trainwreck—or not enough of one?

That's the question after more than half the crowd that gathered for Jon & Kate Plus 8's divorce announcement tuned out the show's postsplit return.

Overall, the back-to-back new episodes averaged 3.6 million viewers, per TLC. And while that number is cable big, it's not Jon & Kate big—certainly not when compared to May's season opener (9.8 million) or June's aforementioned "big announcement" episode (10.6 million).

Last night's shows, while addressing the estrangement of the now separately couched Jon and Kate Gosselin, focused on activities with the eight Gosselin children and steered clear of Kate 2.0 and other tabloid topics.


Link
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b137643_jon_kate_minus_whole_lotta_you.html

She's no supermom said...

I see Kate got TOP billing at that Balance Expo this coming weekend.
Some people will never learn what she really is, only the fake life that she portrays. Where are the kids now that Kate is starting the running around again? Next she's on Regis and Kelly, and Kelly thinks she's wonderful, a Supermom as Kelly said. If they bothered to do a little homework they'd see whats going on and wouldn't TOUCH her.

TUNDRA said...

Does E Online pays for stories and exclusives like this one with Kate Major? I know some of these celebrity news magazine shows do and some don't. Anyone know?

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"They say there are two sides to every story—though when you're dealing with Jon Gosselin, there tend to be three or four.

So Kate Major, the divorcing reality-TV star's latest love interest, has sat down with E! News to talk about where things stand between her and Gosselin, as well as how they met, what their hookup meant for Hailey Glassman, and the future Major is hoping for with the 32-year-old father of eight.

"I would be lying if I said there wasn't instant chemistry between us," says Major of Gosselin, whom she met earlier this year while she was working as a reporter for Star and was sent to Pennsylvania to cover the unraveling of his 10-year marriage. The two of them went out to dinner the following night.

"Do I regret anything? Not really," Major says, although, since being outed as Gosselin's new gal-pal, she apparently has had some second thoughts.

"Would I do it again? Probably not," she admits to E!

Major also talks about interviewing both Gosselin and his first postmarital squeeze, Hailey Glassman, whom Jon spent a weekend with in St.-Tropez and was rumored to be engaged to less than two weeks before being spotted at a New York restaurant with Major.

As you can imagine, that wasn't the easiest subject for Major to open up about.

She also gives us the lowdown on the current status of her and Jon's relationship.

"Right now, there is no happily ever after," Major reveals. However, "[I was] really, really impressed—and I still am—with the person that he is."

"It is a huge relief to finally talk," Major says. "I haven't been speaking a lot in the past few days because of how crazy everything has been, and I'm ready to talk."

"I'm here to tell my side of the story."

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b137446_kate_major_dishes_on_jon_gosselin.html

Marah said...

Leandra, yes, either the one or more of the tups still uses a swim diaper or the recent photo of Jon carrying one at the mansion was him bringing one for the child of his new "girlfriend." Hopefully someone has a link, it was in a batch of photos from his most recent "return home." I remember it distinctly because I also thought it odd he carry one when the 'tups were 5.

Marah said...

Found the link to the photo:

http://www.celebuzz.com/photo-gallery-jon-gosselin-diaper-s123711/

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