Aug 29, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Given the attention seeking behavior of late, who knows what they'll do next. They're still surprising me.

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Heels and more heels said...

Did anyone notice that whenever Kate leaves the house to run her mundane errands, she is ALWAYS in heels, always. Who is she trying to impress?

She has nothing to offer said...

I hear that Kate is on the church circuit again. Its hard to believe.

Avary said...

I don't understand something - I must have missed it. Can someone tell me why TLC won't let Jon talk anywhere, but lets Kate speak at all these places? I know Jon will probably speak against the show or Kate, but how can they legally stop him from talking based on what they think he might say?

MickeyMcKean said...

Here's Fair Warning said...

We are warned to teach our kids not to provide any clues about who or where they are when they are on line. Things like not using their names, giving their phone numbers, saying where they go to school, posting their pictures and such where they are available to any child predator who wants to hone in a potential victim.

Typical story: a child predator sees a picture of a pretty young girl on line. She is wearing a sports jersey with the name of the school and her number on the front. He starts going to her games, he gets a roster and discovers her name. He checks addresses with that last name in the area and starts sitting outside her house. He obsesses over her and begins fantasizing. He follows her, learns her routines, learns her schedule and plans his attack. Another young girl is raped and killed.

And then I see this and want to vomit: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/video-tense-reunion-jon-kate-send-sextuplets-first-day-school

I am FURIOUS that they continue to allow their children to be public fodder. It's not so hard to figure out where they are, you can see the major stores in the background. Now we know their bus number and could just as easily find their school. We know their names..and now harnessed with all this information could devise a plan to abduct or victimize any one of them, IF we were child predators.

I work in law enforcement, I hear ugly ugly stories about child predators who stalk their victims from a young age. Groping themselves while they admire their pictures online, and then as their fascination grows they start to track the child. When the child is "ripe" to the predator, they plan their attack. By then, it's too late. This person has developed an obsession and will not be satisfied until they make contact.

Be afraid Gosselins. You have shown your children in every manner of dress imaginable. You have exposed them to the world at large and that includes more sex offenders than you can possibly imagine. Your children are vulnerable to attack, more so than most any other kid their age. And don't delude yourself into thinking they are immune because they always have "eyes" on them. Elizabeth Smart's parents thought she was safely sleeping in her bed.

I hope and pray you never have to live with the kind of fear and heartbreak that other parents have suffered. For that reason, I am encouraging you to STOP and pull your family out of the spotlight. Predators are always hunting. You have offered your kids as bait and probably don't even realize it. PROTECT YOUR BABIES!

8/28/2009 6:45 PM

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I also viewed the video earlier this morning and I found it disturbing that I, in CA, know the bus number that the kids take to school in PA! I also think that I could find the bus stop very easily too.

Why do they continue to make their children easy targets?

Do they honestly feel that money is worth more than the life of one or more of their children?

Just My Two Canadian Cents said...

Avary said...
I don't understand something - I must have missed it. Can someone tell me why TLC won't let Jon talk anywhere, but lets Kate speak at all these places? I know Jon will probably speak against the show or Kate, but how can they legally stop him from talking based on what they think he might say?

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Very good questions.
I think it's because TLC doesn't want Jon to confirm the following that would discredit and shame the network:

1)TLC is trying to rebrand Kate as the heroic single mother soldiering on despite the antics of the philandering and irresponsible Jon. However, Kate may have in fact been the one to end the marriage and go so far as to present Jon with a contract allowing him to see other people as long as he continued with the show. TLC can't repaint Kate as a victim if Jon outs her as the one who ended the marriage. And there would be no public sympathy for her if the public knew she had sunk so low as to draw up the aforementioned contract. This contract, if true, outs her as a fraud and opportunist, NOT A VICTIM.

2) Kate refuses to confirm when or why the marraige ended and when Jon moved out. But Jon could probably confirm the marriage was over either before or very shortly after the vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii. TLC would look ridiculous if the public knew they accepted another freebie and went so far as to renew vows for a failing/failed marriage. If J&K was billed as a sitcom, TLC may be able to get away with it. But to produce a reality show that portrays a fraudulent image of a family is shameful. And worse than the vow-renewal ceremony is TLC showing this family as a coupon-counting, financially struggling family - worthy and in need of love offerings - when in fact they were heavily compensated by TLC.

I'm sure there are many other things Jon could say that would expose TLC and Kate as liars. He already seems to have made Kate admit to all the outside help they receive. He even went so far as to name the not-a-nanny in an interview after Kate cried about being so tired as she takes care of the kids "all alone." So, the network has a lot to lose if Jon talks and exposes them.

And as much as Jon may dislike TLC and being in the tabloids, I'm sure he's aware that if he bites the proverbial hand that feeds him (or in his case, eight proverbial hands) he may not be able to afford his current lifestyle.

greedy said...

She is going back to the church circuit. Unbelievable! I wonder if she dares to ask for love offering now that she is a millionaire. It should be the other way around. She needs to give church money to help poor people.

She is so greedy. TLC paid her so well. She really doesn't need money from church tour. She should spend more time with the children. I bet she really hates to stay home. She wants to go on tour, any kind of tour, so she can have excuses to be her bodyguard alone on the road.

not a lawyer said...

The contract probably was drafted like you can not speak against the show and say anything that's not good for the show. It's possible

Lynn W. said...

Avary, since J&K are under contract to TLC, it has right to manage their official appearances. I'd guess since Jon has gotten vocal aboaut wanting off the show that the network has him on a very sort leash. TLC needs to protect their cash cow ... I mean ivestment

goawayfools said...

I, too, find it annoying that Kate is blabbing all over the place and Jon seems to have been silenced recently. However, even if TLC is making Jon keep silent, it has had the benefit of making Jon look better. Everytime I see one of them being interviewed saying some version of "I'm the good parent/ my spouse is the bad person", it makes me think poorly of the person on the cover or on tv. So let Kate keep traveling around the country to proclaim what a great mom she is. It gives the kid more time with their preferred parent, Daddy, and makes Kate look like the ass her dress got wedged in at Target.

kmshag said...

Did anyone read the reader comments on justjared that accompanied the story about Kate @ Target? I was shocked at how some of those "Kate supporters" also made extremely rude comments about the kids. They act like Kate is a star and Jon and the kids are dragging her down. Don't even get me started on how ridiculous that is...

Sassypaws said...

I know that it's wrong to gossip (and I will repent later today at church) but I just found this on the web. It is the National Ledger at http://www.nationalledger.com/ledgerpop/article_272627610.shtml .

Anyway it's probably all made up but I have to admit some of it sounds so true.

"...Jon and Kate Gosselin vowed to stay civil for their kids, the truce has been called off since Jon publicly humiliated Kate by traipsing around with his new girlfriends, reports Life & Style."

'"Kate’s doing crazy things to piss off Jon," an insider spilled to the celebrity weekly. "But unlike before, Jon will now fight back and won’t let her get her way." The report also has ways the insider claims that Kate Gets Back At Jon.'

"According to the report:"

'"Kate padlocked Jon’s closet - After hearing that Jon had spent the couple’s money on an NYC apartment, Kate ensured that he wouldn’t have any clothes to move into his new pad, says the insider."'

'She cut him off from the Jon & Kate Plus 8 earnings - “Kate controls all the money from the show and shut down their joint bank account so Jon couldn’t get any of it,” says the insider. “He’s so paranoid about her flying off the handle. He tries to pay for everything in cash so Kate won’t find out about it.”'

'The report also claims that Jon believes Kate reset his email password - After his June 22 split with Kate, Jon noticed that he wasn’t able to log in to his show email, where fans write him. “He asked Kate if she’d changed the password,” says the insider. “She replied, ‘No, perhaps you’ve forgotten it.’”'

'Kate tossed his prized grill - No more barbecues with buddies for Jon! “Kate’s a control freak,” says the insider. “When she loses her temper, she goes crazy.”'


Whoa! Do you think Jon spent all that money on the new Ed Hardy duds because Kate locked his closet? LOL.

I'm sorry. It's not really amusing because of the kids. If the kids didn't haven't to be around of this foolishness, then I say let the two fools duke it out but with kids around, they have to stop this nonsense.

trish66 said...

I'm sure riding the school bus is a big deal for the kids. For what it's worth, if the tups go to the same school as Mady and Cara they will be on that bus for at least 45 minutes each way. The school was much closer to the Elizabethtown house. Bus service to the school has been available from Berks County for about 25years now, but IMHO it makes for a really long day for kids who just turned 5.

Ava said...

I am sick of Kate on the cover of People every week. My subscription is almost expired and I've decided, as much as I LOVE the magazine, I will not resubscribe to a magazine that prints whatever her PR (that's public relations) person wants them to print. It makes me sick.

kate bosselin said...

Well if churches are crazy enough to have her and people are dumb enough to give a MILLIONAIRE money why should we care?

Hire Jon said...

Competing networks could easily grab the View ratings when Kate is co-hosting by inviting Jon on to answer similar questions about their marriage break down, TLC, the contract, the kids well being, etc. Everyone wants the truth revealed because they are so sick of Kate's lies.

Kim said...

Now this is just a thought, but how about parking closer tot he bus rather than parading them children across a parking lot? Or drive them to school to avoid the press? But then Kate would not have her pics in the paper again...pimping out the kids again.First rainy day, it will be the nanny dropping off.....

K8 aint GR8 said...

My guess is that they are already planning to bribe the kids into silence with all the money that was earned.

Once the kids threaten to talk, the threat of not seeing one penny of inheritance will begin.

PJ said...

She has nothing to offer said...
I hear that Kate is on the church circuit again. Its hard to believe.


Where did you hear this? I have heard about the women's shows but no Churches.

momto5 said...

Kate wears her heels and chic clothes, because she wants the appearance of *I am rich* and better than you*. She is a showy rich person.
I think it is great when a mom can look good, but there are ways to have a *MOM* look without looking ridiculous and showy.
Also, off ALL the celebrity and famous folks who kids started school, did anyone notice that the Gosselins are the ONLY ones who made their kids going off to school a public spectacle?? No other *real* celebrity did this to their kids. They are REALLY risking those kids safety, idiots.

Merrilee said...

Avary said...
I don't understand something - I must have missed it. Can someone tell me why TLC won't let Jon talk anywhere, but lets Kate speak at all these places? I know Jon will probably speak against the show or Kate, but how can they legally stop him from talking based on what they think he might say?

8/28/2009 9:49 PM
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They can keep him from speaking because he has a contract with them. Plain and simple. He signed a contract and they are his "boss."

He isn't behaving like they would expect, however. And of course, he can and does say what he wants to say, but he is their employee.

Notta Fan said...

Heels and more heels said...
Did anyone notice that whenever Kate leaves the house to run her mundane errands, she is ALWAYS in heels, always. Who is she trying to impress?

8/28/2009 9:13 PM
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She is trying to impress ALL of us. She wants us to see how very busy she is and yet, she wants us to see how very beautiful and stylish she is.

Lots of women are impressed by her looks and actions. She has a huge following of Kate Worshippers. There are people who would like to look like her.

It is beyond belief, but her fans are real.

Sidney said...

Hire Jon said...
Competing networks could easily grab the View ratings when Kate is co-hosting by inviting Jon on to answer similar questions about their marriage break down, TLC, the contract, the kids well being, etc. Everyone wants the truth revealed because they are so sick of Kate's lies.

8/29/2009 5:15 AM
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I hope I am wrong, but I am afraid the ratings will SOAR when Kate goes on The View.

Some of us want to see her fall flat on her face and make a fool of herself.

Others want to see how beautiful she looks that day, and want to ooohhh and aawwww about the "amazing" View hostess they think she makes.

Kate has fans out the wazoo.

cossysmom said...

The "p-people" were definitely invited to the the bus stop. Schools are very quiet about bus schedules, bus stops, etc to protect the children. Granted, this bus stop is in a Target parking lot, but they were told where and when the Gosselins would be there. Kate also carefully parked clear across the lot so they could get some good footage of her being a "good mom." I was shocked to see her climb right up onto the bus. This is every school bus driver's nightmare. Parents are ordinarily NOT allowed to get on the bus with their kids. Who does this woman think that she is??? It was so sad to see her awkward hugs as the kids were getting on the bus. I felt so sorry for one of the twins who ran up to her before getting on the bus, only to be ignored. And then, after making a fool of herself getting on the bus, she just turned her back on the bus, pulled out her phone and walked away. She didn't even wait to wave good bye. Those poor children.

Yes, the church circuit said...

PJ, two of the posters on this very site said that they've seen signs at their church advertising for them speaking at their church. I think one poster said in NC its tomorrow or next weekend.

Fake money said...

The celebrities and people with the real money, don't HAVE to flaunt it, and they dress down. The ones WITHOUT the same clout are the ones (Kate) with something to prove. "Look at ME"

The churches again said...

PJ, yes, go back to the blogs from yesterday and you will see the posters who reported Kate speaking at the church.

Wendy said...

The "p people" only go where they know they can get a guaranteed picture. They don't follow celebrities that don't give them the shots they need to make money. Let's face it, they would follow "anything" if it made them money.

Kate Gosselin and her people call the "p people" so she can stay in the news. Just like people like Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and many others. She thinks she is using them.

However, I think if we all sit back and wait, she won't win in the end. The difference between her and the others that use the "p people" for publicity is that she is a mother of 8.

Her kids should be her main concern, not how her hair looks when going to the store or high speed car races with the "p people."

They don't follow real celebrities as much because real celebrities don't use them for publicity. They already have fame because of their talent. Not because of their crazy lives (i.e. mother of 8).

I am going to stop following the Gosselins and just wait till the day it all blows up in Kate Gosselins face. She wants to be the next big thing and have her own talk show. She should be at home being concerned for her kids and not consumed by wanting fame.

NoUse4Kate said...

Hire Jon said...

Competing networks could easily grab the View ratings when Kate is co-hosting by inviting Jon on to answer similar questions about their marriage break down


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Now that is an excellent idea! LOL

Melissa said...

Dear Here's Fair Warning,

Spot on! And if, God forbid, something happens, it will be the P people's fault according to J&K. They would never admit that they could be at fault by flaunting their children on TV for years. Sadly, there are some very sick folks in this world. As much as reading your words was at times hard to do, you are dead on when when you said that they have showed their children in every manner of dress possible and in doing so, have made some warped individuals very happy. It literally makes my stomach turn.

I am in no way famous, but even in my total anonymity, I never put my children's pictures anywhere that can be accesses by anyone...not even social networks where only my "friends" can see them. If I am overly paranoid, then Kate is at the total opposite side of the spectrum, to the point of creating a danger for her children. The manner in the way those children have been exposed, well, again, it makes my stomach hurt.

Do Kate and her group tip off the P people? I don't know. It would be very easy to find out where the drop off was. All someone would have to do is call the school posing as a prospective parent. They could ask about the possibility of busing, etc., and find out the info. But again, I feel that is all beside the point. K&J made the decision to expose their family and the p people come with that. They knew that going into it. If they were stupid enough going into it to think it would not happen, well, the obviously know it now. They are in total control and can stop it at any point.

Since the parents have made the decision to make their family a public spectical, then they need to be responsible enough to take precautions, i.e. no public drop off! It is just common sense. Sure, I bet Kate would come back with "They deserve to ride a school bus with their friends like a normal child does," but again, their parents have ensured over and over again that these kids are anything but "normal."

I never had much respect for Jon and Kate and their decision to pimp their kids (harsh but true), but when they used their divorce as a publicity stunt, wow...just when I thought they could not surprise me any more. They are, over and over again, performing actions of someone who WANTS the publicity. So the fact SHE complains about the p people is simply laughable!! SHE was in total control...they could have simply said they no longer wanted to film and walked off into the sunset. Instead, they went the circus route.

So if it is true that Kate and her people read this, then I hope they see this:
Kate, I IMPLORE you to start taking steps to protect your precious children. Start with stopping the filming of their lives. Sure, most of your viewers like watching your sweet children for what they are...sweet children. However, others may be doing so for horribly disgusting reasons. How can you continue offering your children up on a platter and consider yourself a good parent? You know as well as anyone, that if you kill the show, the p people will slowly start to fade away.

silimom said...

Competing networks could easily grab the View ratings when Kate is co-hosting by inviting Jon on to answer similar questions about their marriage break down, TLC, the contract, the kids well being, etc. Everyone wants the truth revealed because they are so sick of Kate's lies.

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There is an assumption that what Jon says is the truth. I'm not sure I believe it is. He has said several times he doesn't want to be on the show - then he turns around and says he was misquoted. He says the kids didn't want to work, then again says his words were taken out of context. He says he loves Hailey but then he's off banging every other chick under the sun (And for the record Jon - what you have with Hailey isn't love - it's a rebound relationship. Once the furor dies down, and believe me it will, she will dump you. No 22 year old party chick wants to settle down).

I use to want desperately for Jon to be the one to step in and be the hero for his kids because he genuinely seems to be the better parent. It seemed like that's what he wanted but when I look back I realize I was simply projecting my own desires for the kids onto the situation. Jon and Kate both are self centered, immature, narcissistic people stuck in perpetual adolescence. They aren't the only ones in the world like this - the world is full of them. And it's always the kids who suffer and who bring that baggage into their adult lives. Don't kids have enough to cope with these days without adding that burden to their lives?

Someday, this will all end. Not in the near future, but at some point the speaking engagements and co-hosting gigs, the tabloid followings will all fade away. It will be gradual, not sudden, not publicized. And that's when Katie Irene and Jon will be forced to look at what they turned their lives into. They will lose all of the material things they felt were so important and have nothing to show for all the pain and suffering their family went through.

Kannie said...

The return to money-grubbing at churches could be the result of a few things. My top guesses are:

1)Her PR people are desperately trying to repair Kate's image by repositioning her as a decent church-going Christian woman, a role Kate played to the hilt in the days when the show was family values oriented - before the freebies and ugly behavior.

2)The other speaking gigs are drying up. Organizations are keenly aware she's a controversial figure. They probably think it's a bad idea to be associated with her.

3)Her public appearances have been tame up to now. But Kate's handlers finally understand the depth of hatred people have for her. They know that sooner rather than later people will start showing up to boo and heckle Kate at these events. Madonna got this treatment a few days ago in Europe. Lots of p-people follow Kate around. The PR people don't want them to be able to capture this negative image. Church events can be more easily controlled. Kate's people can demand that only congregation members are allowed to attend.

Companies do not appear to be tripping over themselves to hire Kate as a pitch person. Their images become more tarnished with each passing day. Public opinion is against Kate (and Jon).

fidosmommy said...

Great idea!

Except, hasn't Jon been banned from going on shows to talk about anything?

But it would sure be fun to watch people flipping back and forth between channels so they don't miss any of either Jon or Kate on TV at the same time. Ha!

dustilies said...

"they have showed their children in every manner of dress possible"

Yesterday, my 9 yo daughter got a school assignment that includes creating a personal time-line with photos from babyhood forward.

The FIRST thing she said to me was "no photos without clothes on!" I pointed out that, while I had taken a few bathtub pictures, they never showed her private parts, and besides, we didn't have to use them in this setting--they were family-only pictures. Then she got more specific--one of my favorite photos of her at around 18-20 months has her making cookies with me, covered in flour, and with her shirt off. It's displayed in the living room--well I guess it won't be any more, since I now realize that she doesn't want it where my and her friends can see it.

My point is, kids get very self-conscious about even semi-nudity after a certain age. My girls can tell me to protect them from embarrassment at school or at home by suppressing those early photos, but what about the Gosselin kids?


This conversation with my daughter really brought home the deep psychic scars J, K, and TLC are inflicting by making everything private and potentially shaming--bodies, behavior, emotions--with no way to take back those heavily circulated digital images and interviews.

These kids are in danger from inner demons, and from pedophiles and crazies. Aren't parents supposed to protect their kids, as best they can, from both dangers?

AuntieBon said...

OK, I'm reading this week's edition of "Can do Kate" in People Magazine and I have a few comments.
1. She states that the divorce proceedings "continue to drag on" If the filed in June then 2 months is HARDLY dragging on.

2. One of her close female friends is also going through a divorce "though her divorce is proceeding more humanly" Other than Jon's poor choice of GF what is so unhumanely about her proceedings?

3."Everyone who was supposed to stay confidential in my life hasn't. They've always sold me out. Including Jon" Other than Kevin and Jodi who exactly is talking about her? No one that I can think of nor would I say that Jon has sold her out.

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies..... said...

I despise Khate, but Jon is barely better.

Think about that T-Shirt "Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies"

He says it was a joke because of all the lies in the media about his family.

Well, Jon, what about all the LIES you have told the viewing public for the last several years!?

Lies about your marriage, lies about your "reality" show, lies about your kids -- lies about Khate's supposed fertility problems miraculously diagnosed just weeks after your wedding -- ALL LIES!
Your entire life on film for the last several years has been one GIANT lie!

Every episode is a script with a big, fat lie: "we heard about this touch museum on the radio...blah, blah - LIE!"
"the Phillies owner's wife saw us and wanted to invite us to a game - LIE!"
"...after kitchen renovation happened, i just thought, 'i'm going away to a beach house in north carolina for several weeks' - LIE!"
one after another after another.
We ALL know producers set up each and every "thought" in your head and plan ALL of your activities.

You think of NOTHING for your children for yourselves - it's all dreamed up by producers.
Their poor little lives are all one big Truman Show -- make-believe and not even by the parents -- HOW SAD!

So, just because the media uncovers the TRUTH, you call them liars? LOL! Don't think so.

You and your hateful wife are the real liars - that is the only thing "real" about you - you LIE.
Even your girlfriend knows this - calling TLC - The Lying Channel!!

AuntieBon said...

More thoughts on the article.

4. With the tups in school, what will she do with all her time? Before the tups were in school she was always out and about but RARELY with her kids. So what is different now other than she won't have to have not-a-nanny taking care of them in her absence.

5."I barely have enough emotional energy for my kids, let alone for anyone else" Well OK she got that one right. She doesn't have any emotional energy for her kids

6. "It would be great for the sake of my kids for me to meet somebody who was upstanding, who had integrity, a real man" Kate my dear you HAD a real man and treated him like crap and chased him away.

AuntyPan said...

I was just wondering if anybody else see's that Kate's peacock feathers are sometimes up and sometimes down.Thats what we call that thing on the back of her head.It seems tat when shes trying to be the good mom there down. Anyone else noitce this or am I just crazy.

AuntieBon said...

OMG, according to People she has Mady and Cara WRITE down the qualities they'd be looking for in a man! Maybe it's just me but I found that sad and so inappropriate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

MickeyMcKean/Here'sFairWarning said... Powerful post and I fully agree.

I, too, have posted about concerns of exposing their children to so many people in so many ways - on TV, in mags, on the web, a constant stream of people (product placement types, filming crew, babysitters, god knows what all) in and out of the house while the two people SUPPOSED to be guiding Ship Gosselin and its 8 innocent children, are constantly on the road with things they obviously consider more important than their children.

Don't these people read/watch the news? Have they not heard about John Walsh and the beyond-tragic abduction of his beautiful little boy - a kidnapping that transpired in a matter of MINUTES with the mom nearby?

From everything I've ever read/heard, pervs are a very determined group of people - hellbent on gratifying their own desires, and it is this realization that makes me wonder how J&K can be so absolutely blase about protecting the privacy of their kids.

I don't think I've ever seen two people take the GIFTS they were given (8 healthy kids) and SO TOTALLY botch their lives and the lives of their precious children.

Pushing J&K off as any kind of parental models (including K8's 'books' (I use the term loosely here) on mothering, cooking, 'making memories') is insulting.

Connie said...

AuntieBon said...
OMG, according to People she has Mady and Cara WRITE down the qualities they'd be looking for in a man! Maybe it's just me but I found that sad and so inappropriate.
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TOTALLY inappropriate. If I remember, it was within the context of her looking for a "real" man. Which means she was probably demeaning Jon to the girls. Fortunately, I think they are old enough to know how they feel about their dad without their mom's interference. It's a ploy that just may backfire.

Geri said...

AuntieBon said...
OMG, according to People she has Mady and Cara WRITE down the qualities they'd be looking for in a man! Maybe it's just me but I found that sad and so inappropriate.

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Kate should have them write down qualities they would like to see in a MOMMY. Maybe she would learn something.

itgoesonandon said...

Saw the video of j&k sending kids on bus. Poor jon- his hair plugs did not take. The bald spot seems to be growing.

Chris said...

cossysmom said...
The "p-people" were definitely invited to the the bus stop. Schools are very quiet about bus schedules, bus stops, etc to protect the children. Granted, this bus stop is in a Target parking lot, but they were told where and when the Gosselins would be there... I was shocked to see her climb right up onto the bus. This is every school bus driver's nightmare. Parents are ordinarily NOT allowed to get on the bus with their kids. Who does this woman think that she is???
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I don't know of a school district that allows parents of "normal" kids past the top step of a school bus (special needs kids are a whole different story). I sure hope that the bus driver wrote an incident report on the whole thing and spoke to their supervisor about it.

Nick's Mimi said...

IF Khate is asking Cara and Mady to write down the qualities they would like to see in a man, then I am so sure she is influencing them to write down qualities like: tall, gray hair, a man who walks BEHIND you, someone who does EXACTLY what you want them to do BEFORE you tell them to. Someone you don't have to call out for..."JON!!...JON!!

silimom said...

lies about Khate's supposed fertility problems miraculously diagnosed just weeks after your wedding

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Okay, in all fairness to Jon, I truly believe that this was a big lie perpetuated by Kate to Jon. Do you honestly think she let him attend her OB-GYN appointments? I think Katie Irene had her life planned - she'd get a nursing degree, marry a doctor, get pregnant right away, quit working, and be a soccer mom. She'd have the right clothes, the right hair, the right neighborhood, her kids would attend the right schools, she and her husband would belong to the right clubs, they'd go on the right vacations, they'd attend the right church (in other words, they'd be Beth Carson and her family).

Well, the doctor's didn't materialize (they had better sense) so she did the next best thing - she married a man going through protracted adolescence who "conveniently" was the son of a wealthy dentist and whom she could easily manipulate.

From their "engagement" video (yeah, real spontaneous - NOT) and wedding video it looks like Katie really had Jon convinced she was head over heels for him. And who knows, she might have been. She probably was salivating at the idea of turning him into HER version of the perfect man rather than loving and accepting who he already was. So, given that his wife obviously loved him, why would Jon doubt her or think she was lying when she came to him and said "I have PCOS."?

Jon's fault is that he got caught up in the lifestyle they now enjoy and that makes it hard for him to walk away. And I don't think he's stupid. He knows he'll probably never earn from a 9-5 job what the show pays him.

silimom said...

I don't know of a school district that allows parents of "normal" kids past the top step of a school bus (special needs kids are a whole different story).

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Can't speak for other parts of the country, but in California I'm not allowed to get on my kids' special education busses, regardless of whether they were screaming or hurt. It's a liability issue for the bus company.

logical said...

am so sure she is influencing them to write down qualities like: tall, gray hair, a man who walks BEHIND you, someone who does EXACTLY what you want them to do BEFORE you tell them to. Someone you don't have to call out for..."JON!!...JON!!

so funny nick's mimi so funny!!!

Carolyn said...

I saw the People with one earringed Kate today.

She does have the second one on, it's just flipped backwards and hard to see (impossible to see at first look).

The gal behind me when I grabbed it tried to give me an earful on supporting her by buying it. I glared at her and said "I wanted to see up close why she only had one earring so I could laugh at her."

The lady looked then as closely as I was and busted up. It was then I noticed she did have the second one in and it was flipped around and hard/near impossible to see.

Her words "oh I love it, an imperfect picture you know she's crappin' her pants over this".

I told the gal about this site and she said she would check it out.

So if you read this nice gal behind me at the grocery store, thanks for sharing a laugh with me over it.

goawayfools said...

The qualities Mady and Cara probably wrote down regarding their future husbands/beaus: kind, nice, respectful, attentive, good with kids and animals, willing to compromise. All things that Jon was until Kate beat the will to disagree out of him and kicked him to the curb. She thinks she doesn't need him anymore but she is sorely mistaken. He was an integral part to that show; someone to root for. And he was a wonderful father and unbelievably tolerant husband for many years. He even loved her when she had that horrendous "butt in front" before her tummy tuck, something I doubt Kate would do had the roles been reversed. He has acted stupidly since the separation but the Jon that Kate split with was a man with many great qualities that her girls would be lucky to find in a future partner. I'd love to see the list of things they'd like to change with their dad-bashing, angry, ignorant, vain, greedy, unloving mother

silimom said...

She's asking her KIDS for dating advice? How utterly, completely and totally pathetic is THAT? You can dress her up, change her hair, and put on makeup but you will never, ever be able to the Katie out of Kate, no matter how much you try, Ms. Gosselin. What on earth happened to you in your childhood to make you the selfish, narcissistic "adult" (and I use that term loosely) you are today? Is this a case of "preacher's kid" syndrome? I can't believe so, because it appears your other siblings have it together. Well, to be fair, it appears Kevin has it together. We know nothing about your sisters except one makes jewelry she sells on the web and the other was living at home a while back and wanted to have a relationship with you but couldn't do so and continue to honor your parents after what you did to them. Hmmm...that speaks volumes about HER character. What explains you, Katie?

sickandtwisted said...

Geri said...
AuntieBon said...
OMG, according to People she has Mady and Cara WRITE down the qualities they'd be looking for in a man! Maybe it's just me but I found that sad and so inappropriate.

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I sbsolutely do not understand the logic/reasoning behind a mother encouraging her eight year daughters to write down 'qualities they would be looking for in a MAN'. ? ! Why a MAN? Why not simply a non gender specific ROLE MODEL, friend, some one that they would enjoy spending time with or learning new experiences from? I am so appauled by the fact that an eight year old girl would be tasked with writing down qualities 'they would be looking for in a man' that I seriously am at a loss for words. If the twins are not in therapy now, they sure as hell SHOULD BE. Kate is one sick and twisted individual.

goawayfools said...

I think Kate will be single for the rest of her life. Who would want to be with this beast of a woman even if she didnt have 8 sad, confused kids?

MelissaLG said...

The qualities Mady and Cara probably wrote down regarding their future husbands/beaus: kind, nice, respectful, attentive, good with kids and animals, willing to compromise. All things that Jon was until Kate beat the will to disagree out of him and kicked him to the curb. She thinks she doesn't need him anymore but she is sorely mistaken. He was an integral part to that show; someone to root for. And he was a wonderful father and unbelievably tolerant husband for many years.


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I agree.

Jon is acting strange lately. And I don't think that he is making the best choices with regard to his image.

But, I cut him some slack because he has been living with a tyrant for 10 years. He had to repress his natural emotions for so long to avoid her wrath. That had to leave some emotional scars. And we need to give him time to work it out.

That being said, his current irrationa behavior, does not erase the fact that for season after season, he was a good father. His children obviously ADORE him. And moreover, he was a kind, helpful husband.

If Kate thinks Jon was bad, she ought to try controlling and dominating a "normal" guy. Good luck with that. My husband is a patient man, but he wouldn't even date a woman as tightly wound and demanding as Kate. She has SERIOUS issues. And I don't think she has taken one step in accepting her role in the demise of her marriage.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Go Away Fools said:

The qualities Mady and Cara probably wrote down regarding their future husbands/beaus: kind, nice, respectful, attentive, good with kids and animals, willing to compromise. All things that Jon was until Kate beat the will to disagree out of him and kicked him to the curb. She thinks she doesn't need him anymore but she is sorely mistaken. He was an integral part to that show; someone to root for. And he was a wonderful father and unbelievably tolerant husband for many years. He even loved her when she had that horrendous "butt in front" before her tummy tuck, something I doubt Kate would do had the roles been reversed. He has acted stupidly since the separation but the Jon that Kate split with was a man with many great qualities that her girls would be lucky to find in a future partner. I'd love to see the list of things they'd like to change with their dad-bashing, angry, ignorant, vain, greedy, unloving mother

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He DID love her when she had the butt in the front. He poked fun, sure, but he did love her. He used to put his arm around her and I still remember how he lovingly prayed for her when she went into surgery. One of the things I love about my husband is that he loves the things I hate about my body and he tells me so. I think Jon would have continued to love Kate even if she hadn't had surgery. She is so mean. Jon was/is not perfect, far from it, but he did love her and he put up with a lot.

Regarding Kate having the girls WRITE DOWN what the girls would like in a man, she may try to use this in court, saying her girls wish their dad was like this. Far fetched but with her twisted mind, I wouldn't put anything past her. Also, this is a Parental Alienation Tactic - getting the girls to write down dad's shortcomings. There will be much more to follow.

PKinNJ said...

silimom - May I ask what you mean by "preacher's kid" syndrome? I am a PK and am nothing like Kate. Yes, my brother's, sister's and I grew up on a preacher's salary and my mother was a SAHM. We didn't have everything but we had what we needed and most of all, in our home, we knew we were loved. There were 7 of us kids. We are all productive members of society and NONE of us are at all like Khate!

Melanie said...

I think Jon is in a pickle. He didn't want to continue the show but now he is stuck with it. Can you imagine the child support for 8children? She would be the ex-wife from hell and he would never draw a solvent breath again. Whatever their fantasties are neither of them will ever make it on their own in the big careers they are envisioning for themselves.

Posted By said...

AuntieBon said...
OMG, according to People she has Mady and Cara WRITE down the qualities they'd be looking for in a man! Maybe it's just me but I found that sad and so inappropriate.

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I wonder in anyone here is familiar with the term "emotional incest?" Also sometimes called covert incest.

From Wiki:

Covert incest occurs when a parent is unable or unwilling to maintain a relationship with another adult and forces the emotional role of a spouse onto their child instead.[6] The child's needs are ignored and instead the relationship exists solely to meet the needs of the parent[12] and the adult may not be aware of the issues created by their actions.[13]
Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman describes psychic incest as "unboundaried bonding" in which the parent or parents use the child to as a mirror to support their needs, rather than mirroring the child in support of the child's emotional development. [14]

That describes Kate to a T. Why in the world would anyone ask their young children, especially children in the emotional throes of a devastating divorce as their children to write down what kind of mate "mother should look for!!"

That is so sick and abusive.

As much as I hate seeing Kate's face on People magazine at the grocery store (stopped buying iy when they started sucking up to Kate and trashing Jon,) at least she keeps running her mouth enough for Jon's lawyer to get all the evidence he needs to prove that she is an unfit mother.

MelissaLG said...

Oh, and in the article she said, again, that she and Steve are "just friends" and that she insists that he be her guard, despite the rumors, because he is her friend, she trusts him to keep her secrets, (what exactly is so worried about hiding? screaming rants? orange throwing?) and she does not feel safe with another guard.

Yeah. Right. Not buying it. There are plenty of security companies that have rock-solid employees that understand confidentiality.

And if she thinks Steve is a true friend, well, then I am afraid she is in for a let down.

True friends don't get paychecks. When TLC stops cutting checks to Steve, he and his wife will be gone.

There are very few rational people that would voluntarily spend time with someone as demanding, picky, and self-involved as Kate. It just doesn't work like that.

I wish that she'd change for her children. But sadly, in every interview, she seems even more set on negativity and degradation. It seems to have gotten worse lately. I can't believe her PR people are telling her this is the way to go. Airing dirty laundry over and over. Ugh. It just makes everyone involved look classless.

The People interview this week, was pretty much nothing but Jon bashing. How is this helping her children? If she talks like this in a magazine, just imagine what she says in the privacy of her home. OMG.

Why can't she rise above it and keep her nasty comments for her lawyers and "friends." I just don't get her.

Nobody likes a whining, bitter ex spouse. It hurts children so much! UGH! STOP!

Take your own advise Kate, MOVE forward. Stop bashing Jon. Maybe you could learn something from him? Even despite his weird girlfriend drama, he hasn't been on a bash-Kate rampage. Grow up.

Moira the first said...

Child support is based on a percentage of a parent's salary in a lot of states and most put a cap on it. No matter how many children I had, I would never have gotten more than 40% of my ex's salary.

disgusted in nj said...

I was watching Ted Kennedy's funeral today and the following thoughts came to mind. Both Caroline and her late brother John Kennedy used to walk the streets of New York without body guards.

In fact, Jackie Kennedy didn't have a body guard after she came back from Greece. She commuted to work and even played with her grandchildren in Cental Park without body guards.

In my opinion this family was much higher profile and "fame" than the Wicked Witch of Wernersville. Why does she need bodyguards (note I used the multiple) and an entourage to walk the streets?

Connie said...

I hope Kate becomes wildly famous and is so booked on these shows and tours that she has NO time for her kids. Then the courts will give Jon custody, Kate can pay child support, and EVERYONE will be better off. And don't worry Jon, Kate might be famous, but you're the one blessed...you have the love and respect of your children.

Exhausted said...

If Jon can't talk now because he's under contract, what does this mean when the contract's up after this year? He'll probably renew despite the protests, but if TLC's not careful in how they handle him, he may be gearing up to sing like a canary with any source who's interested once he's no longer under them. I don't know...It will be interesting to see.

PaMa said...

Regarding Kate's picture on the cover of the new People magazine: They've photoshopped her face so much it doesn't even look like her (but at least the mat of hair isn't covering half her face).

Tami said...

When I heard about the missing earring I looked and saw the other one right away. What came to mind is that she was flipping around, posing, doing that super-model thing. LOL. You know how Mady and Cara spin around in the old beginning of the show? Well, picture Hate spinning around and her earring sticking to her head on one side while they snap the pic. Why they chose to use the pic with the apparently missing earring is beyond me. Maybe all the other ones sucked badly and the photographer found her a nightmare to work with and didn't want to keep going.

Here's Fair Warning said...

Thanks so much to those who wrote in support of my post about child predators. It was hard to write, but I felt strongly that I had to express what has been on my heart for so many months.

Now please, take the time to check your own family's habits, especially online. My Space and Facebook are very popular, but can also be a breeding ground for predators. What online games are they playing and do they have a chat feature? Keep an eye on these things or disable them entirely.

Does your local paper identify children by full name in their community photo captions? If so, call and insist they stop. Even first name and last initial can be too much info.

Check your state's sex offenders registry and know where these people are. They are supposed to be maintained in a database and reporting any change in address to their local agency. Look at the pictures and commit the faces to memory as best you can in case you should incur one of these folks.

And NEVER EVER EVER hesitate to call the police if you see someone suspicious hanging around school playgrounds, parks or other child friendly areas. Get a good description and keep an eye on them and your kids. Give the dispatcher as much info as you can and be sure to meet with the officer who takes the call to tell them exactly why you called and what that person was doing. The police often know their repeat offenders pretty well and can spot them a mile away. Better safe than sorry.

The PR Machine said...

disgusted in nj said...
I was watching Ted Kennedy's funeral today .... this family was much higher profile and "fame" than the Wicked Witch of Wernersville. Why does she need bodyguards (note I used the multiple) and an entourage to walk the streets?


The body guard is to protect all of us

from her.


Melissa said...

"I hear that Kate is on the church circuit again. Its hard to believe."

So, riddle me this - what, exactly, is the appeal for the churches? They don't exactly shriek Christianity or any other sort of loving religion to me. Am I missing something?

Cnd PO said...

MickeyMcKean said...
Here's Fair Warning said...
where they go to school, posting their pictures and such where they are available to any child predator who wants to hone in a potential victim.

I am FURIOUS that they continue to allow their children to be public fodder. It's not so hard to figure out where they are, you can see the major stores in the background. Now we know their bus number and could just as easily find their school. We know their names..and now harnessed with all this information could devise a plan to abduct or victimize any one of them

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I'm surprised that the Gosselins haven't lost their bussing priviledges for having an adult on the bus and for publicizing

1) the location of the bus stop
2) the bus number

I hope the other parents realize that the safety of their children has been threatened.

There is nothing to stop this bus from being flagged down and being boarded so that ALL the children aboard are held hostage. Or the bus being followed to and from the school each day. Of someone following the bus to school and then spending every morning, recess, lunch and after school lurking outside the school yard.

Or another child being kidnapped

The biggest risk? The unknown people who are there as photographers. Usually parents watch out for each other's kids.

Now any stranger can be standing there with a camera and they are dismissed as being one of the paps.

Steve Nield, I can understand why you are no longer in law enforcement.


The Police chief in NZ must have thanked all of the lucky stars the day you turned in your badge and left.

Shoddy shoddy police or security work.

Calgary7 said...

Here's Fair Warning said...
where they go to school, posting their pictures and such where they are available to any child predator who wants to hone in a potential victim.

I am FURIOUS that they continue to allow their children to be public fodder. It's not so hard to figure out where they are, you can see the major stores in the background. Now we know their bus number and could just as easily find their school. We know their names..and now harnessed with all this information could devise a plan to abduct or victimize any one of them, IF we were child predators.

I work in law enforcement, I hear ugly ugly stories about child predators who stalk their victims from a young age. Groping themselves while they admire their pictures online, and then as their fascination grows they start to track the child. Predators are always hunting. You have offered your kids as bait and probably don't even realize it. PROTECT YOUR BABIES!

MickeyMcKean said...
I also viewed the video earlier this morning and I found it disturbing that I, in CA, know the bus number that the kids take to school in PA! I also think that I could find the bus stop very easily too.

Why do they continue to make their children easy targets?

Do they honestly feel that money is worth more than the life of one or more of their children?

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I've read what the other posters have stated. For me, I hope that this scene was faked and the other families were chosen from Central Casting.

Has anyone thought of the risk JK created for the other children? Photographing them in public is one thing but at a school bus stop ?!?!?!

Just to expand, school bus stop information (especially for private or charter schools) is not up to date or even provided to your local police station.

This creates a gap when a registered sex offender is checking in weekly and the officer is confirming that s/he is honouring all conditions including staying away parks, daycares, swimming pools, playgrounds, schools, restaurants, and other places frequented by children.

However bus stops locations can be easily changed and so a gap is created which gives a registered sex offender an opportunity to be physically closer to children than what was ordered or intended.


It would be heart breaking for a family to be victimized as a result of the sheer stupidity of Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, TLC, the production company, PR firms, Discovery Communications and others.

How dare they put another child at risk? Or any child for that matter.

The Gosselins should lose their busing priviledges immediately.

What else do JK have to do? Why can't they drive their children to school? It's not as though they work for a living like the other parents.

Parents: demand that your school change the location of the school bus stop to another to ensure the other children are safer. Insist that the Gosselins keep their spectacles away from your children.



Calgary7 said...

She keeps coming said...
If you go back and read the Larry K. interview with Kate, she mentions something that's very telling about how she goes on and is strong and won't die, (like she's the energizer bunny)

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I think she is repeating affirmations. Many self-help gurus along with professional experts recommend it for a number of different reasons.

The PR Machine said...

Heels and more heels said...
Did anyone notice that whenever Kate leaves the house to run her mundane errands, she is ALWAYS in heels, always. Who is she trying to impress?

needs to hide the stubby short legs

Calgary7 said...

Kannie said...
The return to money-grubbing at churches could be the result of a few things. My top guesses are:

1)Her PR people are desperately trying to repair Kate's image

2)The other speaking gigs are drying up.

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Money is really tight right now. If you had a choice to spend $20 to watch Kate say in a monotone voice for 45 minutes say the same thing all over again, would you?

Or would you take your $20 and stretch it for several different things.

She has no hook except the pity me, support me, the world owes me a living.

Unless, she wants to turn herself into a new lifestyle coach or self help guru and wants to tell everyone else what they should be doing and referencing how well she has dealt with her divorce, made millions, squandered it, and still survives on the other end.

She could put all of her experience of telling Jon and the 8 kids what to do every minute of the day to good use.

About the bodyguard said...

As far as Kate and the bodyguard... Sorry if this has already been said, but... I see a lot of people saying, "WHY does she need a bodyguard?"

Well... MAYBE there is something going on with Steve.

Or... MAYBE she has a real fear for her safety. While, yes, she does have fans... She also has people who "hate" her. Who's to say she hasn't gotten nasty, scary letters or emails? Even death threats? Octomom got them... I mean, there are some people out there who are just plain unstable!

She leaned on Jon an awful lot.

Maybe she is just plain scared of the public. She's never been very "social", kwim?

I think if I were in her platform shoes -- and especially after reading posts here for awhile now -- I would probably like to have a man / bodyguard of some kind with me out in public, also.

And I do believe that she would want to keep someone she is comfortable with, someone she has known for awhile. Something tells me she is probably ultra-paranoid right now.

booboo said...

Kate will never get a serious boyfriend or husband.

Reasons:
1. Her personality is so nasty. Who wants to be abused by her? She is not hot. What gives? Sure she would be nice to you before marriage, all the dating, romance, sweet talk. After you marry her, she will treat you just like how she treated Jon.

Why should she change? She will always use the excuse "I have 8 children. I am stressed. I have to get things done even if I appear to to be mean."


2. She has 8 children. You marry her, you have to help her raise those children financially and physically. That's like a slave contract. Again, she is not hot. You might do it for a super hot woman, definitely not for the hillbilly Kate with manly legs.

3. Men about Kate's age or older are not naive. Their life experience tells them you will be the next Jon, no matter how kind she treats you know. Much younger men date girls at their age. If they choose someone much older, there's usually a financial motive. If Kate falls for that, she must be really desperate.

The bottom line is Kate is doomed. Everybody knows she is a nasty mean lady and user. The only men who go after her will be in it for her money. She will have to downgrade to users and losers.

Robin said...

ARGH Khate is going to be a "guest host" on THE VIEW for 2 days............hope they chew her up and spit her out!

Jake said...

Kate had the entire Neild family over to the house yesterday. Either there is no affair going on or Steve and Kate have his wife's blessing.

Honestly, I think there is no affair. Kate just doesn't come across as a woman who enjoys sexual intimacy.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Kate will never have the dignity or class to walk away from The Truman Show. The poster who mentioned that Jon feels trapped now by 8 kids and his lack of career skills and is terrified to walk away from the money generated by the show is probably correct. Whatever the actual reasons, neither parents will have the resolve or the guts to do it - which is why the authorities, particularly those that govern child labor/welfare laws, need to step in and shut down the show.

Kate and Jon can host as many shows without the kids as they like - without them they will sink like a led zeppelin in about 6 months and it will all be over....

Jill said...

All I know is that every single FIRST DAY of school, my husband and I drive the kids...we walk them in, greet the teacher, ask what we can do to help, give the teacher a little gift, see how the room is arranged, greet the other kids and parents, see where our kids are sitting, take a few pictures, etc. It is a first day of school ritual around here...I would guess that 99% of parents do the same. It didn't matter if we lived 5 minutes from the school, or 1 hour, we would STILL take our kids to school on the first day. Of course, since we're not looking for free tabloid publicity, we actually choose to do what's best for our kids rather than what will land us some shots in sleazy magazines.

And another thing, why in the HECK is Kate walking her children to the bus and using her phone at the same time? What in the world could possibly be that important that it interrupts such an important few moments in her kids' lives? I mean, surely it was less than 10 minutes, could she not have left her stupid phone in the car?

Duckman said...

goawayfools said...

I think Kate will be single for the rest of her life. Who would want to be with this beast of a woman even if she didnt have 8 sad, confused kids?

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On that note, why is Steve Neild in the area? I don't seen any logical sense in him and Kate being an item in the first place.

He's seen her act, so he knows her core is that of a psycho bitch. No sane person would want to have a relationship with that.

The money is easy; he really doesn't have to do much more than to be physically present to get a paycheck. He's not a bodyguard so much as he is more a lackey.

Those two things combined don't exactly add up to compelling reasons for Steve to hang around and play kissy-face with Kate.

I wonder if Steve has some kind of a long-range scheme in play and is putting on his best poker-face in the meantime. I can't imagine him being genuinely interested in Kate, which would make him dumber than Jon. At least Jon can make a claim to being hoodwinked.

nanb said...

Eonline has an article saying that the whole Neild family (wife and sons) was over at Kate's for a pool party.

Steve rode around the perimeter on Jon's ATV.

Since they don't have any pictures, it seems to me to be more lies by Kate's camp. I mean how would the paps miss that and be there for 2 first days of school!

read it on the main page: http://www.eonline.com/

Dunwoody Mom said...

If Kate thinks Jon was bad, she ought to try controlling and dominating a "normal" guy."

My guess is that unless another "Jon" comes along, Kate Gosselin will never remarry. No man would allow themselves to be abused as Jon has been.

I saw a rerun of "Showbiz Tonight" on HLN last night. There was a female psychologist on there just ripping Kate a new one about making her life and the lives of her kids so public. This woman had ZERO sympathy for Kate and even accused Kate of bordering on abuse towards Jon. Of course, I don't think Kate "bordered" on abuse. She did abuse Jon.

happyhappyjoyjoy said...

I remember her saying she wears heels b/c it makes her thinner.The "long and lean" look. I guess. I really think it will be a long time until we are done seeing these people. But I have a guess it about 5 years,Jon will be living w/his mom. Kate will still be living in "HER" mansion but her kids will be wild and crazy and she will have a hard time controlling them. She will definately write a 'tell-all' book that she will live off the profits of that. The good thing is that I just got rid of cable and so I will not be seeing them at all.

Shooka's Snoot said...

2 points:
1. Somebody put direct quotes from the kids' school's website on a post, although she didn't say the name. I was able to find the name of the school by googling the quote. No other school in the country has their kindergarten requirements phrased the exact same way. I don't know how secret the name of the school is supposed to be, but since people were concerned over the bus #, this might be a concern as well.

2. Can you imagine the show TLC will have to give Jon to keep him from writing a tell-all book? It'll be like, "Jon Gosselin--Coolest Dude on Earth." Jon could ride around on a motorcycle, wearing teenage clothing, mumbling incoherently, and they will never, ever be able to cancel it, even after the ratings come in! They will have to keep him under contract for years while they make her a star. It'll be hysterical.

Who Cares said...

Tami said...

When I heard about the missing earring I looked and saw the other one right away. What came to mind is that she was flipping around, posing, doing that super-model thing. LOL. You know how Mady and Cara spin around in the old beginning of the show? Well, picture Hate spinning around and her earring sticking to her head on one side while they snap the pic. Why they chose to use the pic with the apparently missing earring is beyond me. Maybe all the other ones sucked badly and the photographer found her a nightmare to work with and didn't want to keep going.

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Maybe you have a vivid imagination and have no clue what actually happened.

Who cares whether the earring is visible? If it were a big deal to the People editors, they would have asked to have it Photoshopped back in place.

Samantha said...

This is my first time posting and I haven't red all the new posts yet, however according to MSNBC, Kate Gosselin will be sub-hosting on The View September 14th and 15th. This is just unbelievable.

Dr.G. said...

I saw the Dilley sextuplets on the Cake Challenge show on the Food Network last night. They are turning 16. It seems to me that their parents have done a good job of limiting the media exposure. There have been update programs about them but no series as such. Whenever they are shown, I get the impression from the parents that they are too busy raising fine young people to be bothered with much filming. There has been no attempt on the parents' part to push them into the spotlight. I get the impression that if you asked them about being sextuplets that they would respond that it is no big deal. For the Gosselins, however, it is a big deal and perpetuates the idea that higher order multiples are "freaks". I wish that there was something that could be done for the Gosselin sextuplets but I fear that there isn't at this time. In the future, they will be the example of a bad outcome and what not to do.

Pamamamam said...

First pic that I have ever seen of Jon's mom, Pamela:

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/18364/2009/08/jon-gosselin-wet-republic-las-vegas

lovemysons said...

Fair Warning, good job on instructing parents on how to live in a box.

For starters, my children do play a couple of computer games with chat rooms. I don't disable them because it gives them the opportunity to talk to their friends and cousins while they play together. I always know what my kids are doing online because the computer is in our living room, and because of the way my husband has our network setup.

I won't even address the newspaper comment because that's just ridiculous.

As for sex offender registry, the vast majority of offenders are not on the online registry. It's primarily level 3 and 4. It may not be that way in other states, but it is in Arkansas. I could have a level 2 offender next door and I wouldn't know it.

Schools do not keep bus information private. The city I live in publishes the bus number, the name of the driver, and the route the buses take. It helps parents to know this information so they know where the stop is on the first day of school. Every state and every district has different rules regarding busses. Another district I was in allowed parents to ride with their Kindergarten children the first day. It all depends on the school.

You cannot live your life in a box or in fear. Some of the things I've been reading here lately are just absurd. I'm sure I'll take a lot of crap from the comments I just made, but frankly, I don't care. I do what I can to protect my kids, but at the same time I don't want them growing up sheltered.

pinkdiamond611 said...

LOL@the comment concerning Steve by Khate. The fact that she has to continually defend their relationship gives it away. Bodyguards are PROFESSIONALS, not friends. Do you think that President and Mrs. Obama care that the Secret Service agents guarding them and their daughters are their friends?

OverwithKON~~ said...

Unless, she wants to turn herself into a new lifestyle coach or self help guru and wants to tell everyone else what they should be doing and referencing how well she has dealt with her divorce, made millions, squandered it, and still survives on the other end.
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PUKE! Self help guru???? She knows only how to HELP HERSELF, she could be no guru! LOL! But Yeah, I bet she is trying it!?!?!?

=)

NewWester said...

"K8 aint GR8 said...
My guess is that they are already planning to bribe the kids into silence with all the money that was earned.

Once the kids threaten to talk, the threat of not seeing one penny of inheritance will begin"

I have often wondered about that. At the rate Kate and Jon seem to be spending the money earned from the show and if they made any bad investments. I am afraid there may not be much money left over when the kids come of age

Shame on us said...

Has no one seen yet that Steve and family spent the day with Kate at the Konpound???

I'd Talk Forever said...

Jill said:

And another thing, why in the HECK is Kate walking her children to the bus and using her phone at the same time? What in the world could possibly be that important that it interrupts such an important few moments in her kids' lives? I mean, surely it was less than 10 minutes, could she not have left her stupid phone in the car?
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It could be a prop that she uses to pretend to be busy on the phone -- kind of a security blanket so she doesn't have to answer questions from the paps.

Lovemysons said:

The city I live in publishes the bus number, the name of the driver, and the route the buses take. It helps parents to know this information so they know where the stop is on the first day of school. Every state and every district has different rules regarding busses. Another district I was in allowed parents to ride with their Kindergarten children the first day. It all depends on the school.
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This is not a school district. It's not a public school. Bus stops are not published. Someone suggested that the bus location be changed. Regardless of where it is, photographers are going to find it! It's not rocket science. All they have to do is follow the kids' car out of the driveway in the morning! Bus locations could be changed a dozen times, and paps have the resources to find it! Of course the parents could drive the kids to school every day, in which case, they would be followed there. Is that really a good idea? I would think if there's going to be a commotion anywhere, it's better at a bus location in a parking lot where no stores are open at that time of the morning rather than to have the paps converge on parents and children at the school!
It's a no-win situation for everyone involved.

agent said...

The View ladies will not chew her up and spit her out like some of you expect and hope. The View hosts do favors for other networks and industry friends. They are not fair and balanced. It's all business.

Barbara Walter is a friend of The Hilton. She is so nice to Paris Hilton and she always says good things about Paris. She never threw Paris under the bus.

So expect the ladies to be nice to Kate. As vomit induce as it is, they will be nice because they prefer to do favors for their industry friends from TLC and agents.

Cher said...

An Open Letter To Jon Gosselin From Don Draper

http://jezebel.com/5348808/an-open-letter-to-jon-gosselin-from-don-draper

Upon viewing the extremely heinous shots of Jon Gosselin hosting a pool party at a Vegas hotel this weekend, Sterling Cooper's Creative Director, Mr. Donald Draper, wrote in to share his thoughts on the matter.

Dear Mr. Gosselin-

I'd like to skip the formalities and call you Jon, if you don't mind. It's a good name, Jon. A solid name. The kind of name that parents continue giving their children, year after year after year, decade after decade, even though the world is changing and falling apart all around them. Jon. It's the kind of name that lasts. Do you know why that is, Jon? It's because it's simple. It's humble. It's tangible and true. If you're a Jon, you're one of many. For some people, that's enough. But for others, the need to stand out is too great, and the Jons and Dons of the world, guys like you and I, have to push through to transcend the ordinary qualities of our monikers. You see, Jon, your name isn't just your name. It's your calling card. It's who you are. It's your brand. And you, Jon, are trashing the brand.

I know what it's like to have kids. Sure, I don't have eight, and my wife and I, though we have our problems, are still together, but I know those pressures, Jon. I know what it's like to worry about feeding them and clothing them and giving them all of the things I never had. And sometimes the pressures, of work, of life, of family, these things get to be too much, and maybe I make my mistakes in trying to ease these pressures, but I make mistakes like a man, Jon. Discreet. In fine hotels. Not parked at the edge of a booze-soaked pool in Vegas with my chest hair popping out of my shirt for all the world to see. What are your kids supposed to think when they see you dancing around with bikini-clad girls half their mother's age? What is America supposed to think? Your image is all you are, Jon, and right now, all you are is embarrassing.

My advice to you is this: get out of the pool. Button up your shirt. Put down the sleazy sunglasses and look in the mirror: you're a 32 year old father of eight, not a college freshman on Spring Break. If there's one thing I've learned in the advertising business, it's that even the glossiest packaging can't sell what is fundamentally a bad product. It's time for you to head in another creative direction. If you're looking for someone to get you back on track, you know who to call.

Best,
Don Draper
Creative Director
Sterling Cooper

Marva725 said...

Who Cares said...



Maybe you have a vivid imagination and have no clue what actually happened.

Who cares whether the earring is visible? If it were a big deal to the People editors, they would have asked to have it Photoshopped back in place.

______________________

Can we please be nice to each other??

stopthemadness said...

I don't know about emotional incest but it's clear there are boundary issues between Kate and the kids, I find it gross that she involves the twins in this kind of dating conversation.

I don't trust Kate. I think she certainly will use tactics like this to drive a wedge in between them and their father. Now does Jon need tom come home on his turn and ask them to write down what kind of women they want to be and how they want to treat a man, when they grow up, so he can then stick that on the fridge for her?

What kind of MAN would YOU like? What qualities, in a husband? They don't need to be thinking of that stuff in 3rd grade!!

Kate should be concerning herself with what kind of example she is setting not what kind of man is desirable. JC.

If possible try to help the kids feel comfortable with the divorce and with their dad dating, because as much as it must hurt and enrage her to see him out there with the 23 YOs, it's more important that the kids not be screwed up by that and that with all else they are losing they don't also lose their dad, that is a security point for them when the whole world is in flux.

These are not her little girl friends, they are CHILDREN and that is their father.

When my parents divorced I was this age, my mother could not keep herself from lighting into my dad and it really made us kids feel like crap. Knowing that everyone else in AMerica knows all about that, can't help that feeling improve much.

If it turns out their mother is invovled with Steve while pretending to be this good mother, and having his wife over, her "friend" ...OMG that takes it to a whole new level.It's like she's involving them in her choice to date, so they are a party to it.

Kate's parenting decisions are really getting called into question when it gets to anything other than making schedules and lists and how to accomplish tasks. She seems to have no sensitivity.

Cher said...

Will Jon be more upset above Steve riding his ATV than he was about Steve riding his wife?

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b141818_kate_gosselins_pool_party_with_her.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

Anne said...

I know Kate says when she's at the store with the kids, she flips the covers on the tabloids. Does this apply to her People cover with her quotes on her 15 year old acting hubby?

Dunwoody Mom said...

Eonline has an article saying that the whole Neild family (wife and sons) was over at Kate's for a pool party.

Where are the pictures? If this were true, you can believe pictures would be released to prove Kate's assertion that Steve and his wife are "friends". Nope just another attempt at damage control by Kate's PR people. Just how stupid do they think we are?

Connie said...

That's not what she says in People. She says that the girls wrote down what qualities THEY would look for in a husband one day. Please get your facts straight before throwing accusations around.
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And do you think it was the girl's idea to do this? I doubt it. And if not, it was their mom's idea and why would she even ask them to do this at this time? While she's divorcing their dad. I don't know, it seems like a twisted mind game and it just makes me uncomfortable for the girls.

Puddin' said...

I've written to the children's school to voice my concern regarding Kate putting other students in danger everytime she alerts the paps to the school bus whereabouts.

NT said...

The pictures of Steve and family with Kate for a cookout are on Radar online. Also,I just read on google news that Jon will be interviewed on GMA sometime this week. We will see if TLC puts a stop to it. He did the interview on Friday and they say that he came out and said the he thinks TLC is exploiting his kids.

Irene said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
Eonline has an article saying that the whole Neild family (wife and sons) was over at Kate's for a pool party.

Where are the pictures? If this were true, you can believe pictures would be released to prove Kate's assertion that Steve and his wife are "friends". Nope just another attempt at damage control by Kate's PR people. Just how stupid do they think we are?

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Radar Online has the pictures up.

Beachy said...

Dunwoody Mom said:

"Where are the pictures? If this were true, you can believe pictures would be released to prove Kate's assertion that Steve and his wife are "friends". Nope just another attempt at damage control by Kate's PR people. Just how stupid do they think we are?"


The pictures are on Radar Online.

Jackie said...

Whoa! This is new.......


http://www.eonline.com/


"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America TLC is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

(a comment from the Eonline article......)

Brendalove Sun, Aug 30, 2009, 10:19 AM

So I guess its true that TLC wants to terminate him, because now suddenly the kids are being "exploited". This guy is such a snake.
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well....I HOPE that isn't true.
I remember him telling the paps from his car one day not too long ago (in response to Kevin and Jodi's observation), that his kids were NOT being exploited.

So....I hope he's not just saying that to get out of the TLC thing.

I reeeeeally hope he's come to realize that it IS exploitation and wants to do the right and honorable thing for his children - give them their privacy back.

If he really went off and did his own thing - even if it were on TV - the paps really WOULD leave his children alone.
AND...they would still follow him - but only occasionally - like when he showed up at events and stuff.

The truly sad thing is....I don't think KHate will let that happen... as she will continue to drag those poor kids out before the cameras and call the paps for "photo opps"...

but this is a beginning!

I really DO think Jon is trying to do the right thing.....Good Luck Jon!!!!!

Jackie said...

okay....one more and then i'm outta here (sorry for all the posts, but i went to eonline after reading that one post and found a treasure trove of "updates" haha!)

Here's Steve's wife and the two teenageds sons....GEE! They really know how to "pretend" to be "friends" haha!


http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b141818_kate_gosselins_pool_party_with_her.html

Tyra said...

Pictures of Steve and his family at Kate's are up on ROL. Enjoy.

LP said...

I just read that Jon is going to be on GMA and will talk about how TLC is exploiting his kids. Pot meet kettle....

Photos of Steve and Gina said...

Dunwoody Mom, yes the photos of Steve and Gina Neild are under our heading "free discussion" and shows the two of them and a teen boy parking in front of the garage and unloading food and a cooler.

Snap! said...

Tyra- Where are the pictures?

fidosmommy said...

I share the concerns over the bus
stop for the same reasons you have all mentioned

I don't understand Steve Neild's role in all this. If he is there for security purposes, couldn't he have ordered the paparazzi to keep the bus stop's whereabouts and bus numbers off the film? They could have been told to stand in a different place to prevent that info being published. He's been known to ask the general public to not take pictures before, although that was probably to prevent free pictures of the kids floating around. But this is a safety issue. His job is safety. Why in the world is he permitting unsafe
practices with these innocent children?

He seems as useless as a broken umbrella to me.

Marva725 said...

Jackie said...
Whoa! This is new.......


http://www.eonline.com/


"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America TLC is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

____________________________

Nope he says the MEDIA (NOT TLC) are exploiting the kids.

Here's Fair Warning said...

lovesmysons:


There is a huge difference between living in a box and putting your kids in their underwear on top of the box and letting the world watch the video.

I agree there are personal parameters that we all must set for our own families. We are a very internet involved family, but we also try to be careful. We are not afraid, but we are aware.

I'm sure we are both very responsible, caring and concerned parents. You are comfortable in your box just as we are comfortable in ours. But what Kate has chosen to do seems irresponsible to say the least.

Dunwoody Mom said...

LOL at those staged pictures!!! And Kate says they never read the blogs.

I will bet money, big money, Gina and her son were paid for their "appearance". It is no coincidence these Steve's family appeared after we all wondered where they were.

I have not watched the show since the vow reunion. I am done posting here as well. Too much attention is being given to Kate.

Karma will win out and these children will be "saved", is my belief.

xmas said...

Hey MARVA725, reread the article.... he does say TLC and the SHOW!!!


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Marva725 said...
Jackie said...
Whoa! This is new.......


http://www.eonline.com/


"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America TLC is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

____________________________

Nope he says the MEDIA (NOT TLC) are exploiting the kids.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I raised two sons....it's hard for me to imagine teen boys wanting to spend ANY time, muchless a block of several hours with 2 eight year olds, 6 five year olds, their parents AND tv's most domineering, obnoxious woman. I call 'photo op' on this one. In fact, I think pretty much the entire Gosselin storyline is one big photo op. Gross.

sometimesthetruthhurts said...

I dont see how Gina, could hug a woman who she has to know, or at the very least suspect is sleeping with her husband. Kate does not keep friends Gina, she is a user. She is using her friendship with you as a cover so no one will suspect she is sleeping with Steve. If people who just see your husband in pictures and vidoes can pick up on the fact that Steve is doing Kate then why cant you? Why disrespect your sons and by bringing them to their fathers mistresses house. I dont know if you and Steve have an open marriage? If so sorry for the intrusion if this set up is working for you.

stopthemadness said...

I am wondering what Gina was saying in Kate's ear during that hug.

You better keep your hands off my man or the trashing you've been getting in the tabloids lately, will seem like a love letter...?

But if she took her SON over there for a pool party, surely she can't suspect Kate is actually having an affair with her busband? maybe she's there to try and find out.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer - old Japanese proverb...

Im_in_PR said...

LOL at those staged pictures!!! And Kate says they never read the blogs.

Has anyone ever heard of the expression "She looks like the cat who ate the canary?"

Look at Kate's face in those pictures. It's obvious that she is so proud of the fact that she manipulated Steve's wife into that photo op.

Of course, we are all free to draw our own conclusions as to why she would look that way.

Also interesting to note that Steve was "patrolling" the grounds, so he could bill TLC his hourly rate for the day.

His being "there" but not right there kept his poor wife from observing the body language and furtive glances exchanged by he and Kate when they are alone together, out on the road.

LP said...

Ooops! I posted this by mistake on the other thread.

Way to tap dance Jon!!! The following from E!
UPDATE: In response to our earlier report, Gosselin explains to E! News: "I'm not saying TLC is exploiting my children. But I do believe the media and tabloids covering my family and the show for their own financial gain are the ones exploiting them."

The only ones exploiting your 8 are you and Khate. If you really want the exploitation to stop, here's all you need to do - STOP THE SHOW, HAVE KHATE (OR YOUR PR PEOPLE) STOP CALLING THE PAPS EVERY TIME YOU AND/OR KHATE MAKE A MOVE TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.

Anne said...

I see the appearance of Gina Nield and son on the scene the same as Andrew Young originally taking the paternity fall for John Edwards. All parties knew what was going on, but went along with it for $$$. I'm sure Andrew Young's wife was well compensated to stand by while her hubby took the fall for John Edwards.

I'm sure Gina knows all, but is being well compensated to be his "beard" as well.

With all the paparazzi all summer, are these the first guests? Paid employees. The kids get a teenager to come over and play.

Do they ever invite family or friends with kids around their children's age over?

Pa Mom Knows said...

Here's Fair Warning said:


There is a huge difference between living in a box and putting your kids in their underwear on top of the box and letting the world watch the video.
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Has anyone reported these episodes to the FCC? Isn't there a certain decency code to which all networks have to abide, particularly in the case of children? Wasn't there a show where one of the boys was photographed from the back, with his naked little behind being shown to the world? I would think that in order to report this to the FCC, specific episodes have to be cited, date of airing, etc. Has anyone done this?

Marlboro said...

Wow those photos of Jon at his pool party in Vegas are so hilarious..its a shame he cannot see how foolish he looks posing on a bed with a poster of himself on the wall and his amusing attempts to look alluring as he gazes at the camera lol..the guy looks like a bloated version of Wayne Newton and I will delight in the day that Jon Grosslin's 15 min are UP

fidosmommy said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
I raised two sons....it's hard for me to imagine teen boys wanting to spend ANY time, muchless a block of several hours with 2 eight year olds, 6 five year olds, their parents AND tv's most domineering, obnoxious woman.


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Good call, Buckeye! I was wondering what was wrong with this picture, and that was it. Unless there was some compelling reason to go to Gosselinland (like riding around on Jon's ATV or something)
that looks like a pretty unremarkable day for 2 teenaged
boys.

Maybe they were lined up by Kate to be the babysitters that day so
Kate, Gina and Steve could have some kid-free time.

We don't know, because for once, the activities seemed to take place in the private areas of the
residence. No pictures of a pool party or cookout. So we can only guess what kind of time the 2 young men had that day.

Since Joel, Aaden and Collin are all dressed alike, and Hannah and
(Alexis) are dressed alike, I have to wonder if this is going to show up as an episode on the show. (Leah) was dressed to match Mady. Cara alone wore something completely different.

I also have to wonder if a PA had to show Kate there were apple trees on the property.

fidosmommy said...

I have no idea why Gina and her sons were there. I can only speculate. And what I speculate is that Kate and her PR team decided it would help Kate out in the courts if she could have some kind of proof that she is hiding nothing from Gina Neild about her relationship with Steve Neild. While Jon is entertaining bikini'd
women in Las Vegas, Kate is home with the children, "clearly not having an affair with anyone. See, the wife is here too! It's all on the up-and-up! You do see that, Judge, don't you?"

goawayfools said...

Just read US weekly (the magazine, not website). There is a picture of Kate and Cara exiting the nail salon. They explain that Cara was in tears because Kate yelled at her in front of everyone at the salon after Cara complained that things were taking too long. The picture of Cara is heartbreaking. There is no doubt whatsoever that Cara is crying; there are no allergies or something in her eye. And Kate still looks pissed at her, completely unsympathetic. That poor kid needs a hug.

goawayfools said...

Gina Nield must be the most secure woman in the world. Even if Kate isn't sleeping with her husband, she doesn't have a problem with the appearance that she may be sleeping with him. Granted he probably finds her to be a joke and a raving bitch, if not to him, to others. The thought of sex with this rhinocerous would be enough to make the manliest man go limp. They must be paying him a hell of a lot of money for him to put his family through this nonsense

photographnut said...

On why didn't steve stop them from photographing the kids getting on the bus.

It's simple. You cannot stop someone from photographing you when you are in public.

If you see Kate and her 8 somewhere, you can take as many photos as you like. Steve can't stop you.

So click away, click away!

Marie France said...

LP said...
I just read that Jon is going to be on GMA and will talk about how TLC is exploiting his kids. Pot meet kettle....

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YES! And this same interview will also be broadcast on an upcoming 20/20, reaching a broader evening demographic, which is good!!!

Pa Mom Knows said...

photographnut said:

It's simple. You cannot stop someone from photographing you when you are in public.
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Didn't one of the bodyguards demand that a woman delete photos she took of Kate in a museum? That was a public place.

chesterctymom said...

Pamamamam said...

First pic that I have ever seen of Jon's mom, Pamela:

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/18364/2009/08/jon-gosselin-wet-republic-las-vegas


Wow, she is very pretty. She reminds me of Mady.

Secure or Stupid said...

Someone said that Gina Neild is the most secure woman in the world?
That, or the stupidest woman in the world. Sometimes woman who think they trust their husbands, are the last to know.
If I was Gina, he would have found a new client in a heartbeat, especially once Kate became "single"! Is she kidding me?
Friends with KATE?? Not buying it.

Not intimidated said...

Didn't one of the bodyguards demand that a woman delete photos she took of Kate in a museum? That was a public place.

The bodyguard did and the mother should have told him to pound sand. He had no authority and if she'd stood her ground he'd have had to have left her alone. To touch her to take her camera or phone would be assault.

jasmine said...

If TLC was filming, it would explain Steve being at the bus stop Friday. In fact, he appeared to be familiar with a woman (possibly a TLC production crew member) in the video. I personally don't see him with Kate in a romantic relationship. If there is anything sexual between them, he could always blame his behavior on the same aliens that took Jon away. Maybe Kate's lawyer can add alien abduction in her grounds for divorce/custody issues.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Cher said... Cher, THANKS for the great posting from Don Draper! Mr. Draper, WELL SAID and on target! Jon would do well to heed your words and knock off his foolishness of late. As for K8, I'm afraid she's hopelessly & permanently lost in Narcissismville.

Connie said...

EVERYTHING Kate does and everything TLC does for Kate, is to make Kate appear to be the good guy, the holier than thou parent, and the victim of divorce for which she has yet to assume any responsibility. Hence, the photo op of Steve, wife and sons to quell the rumor mill.

Do you suppose she gave Steve a hug upon arrival? I'm guessing she did. And if so, where are the pics of that? Kate & TLC spinning their tale. And now they're dragging Steve's children into this mess. Way to go Kate. How many sacrificial lambs will it take.

NVMom of 3 said...

Connie said...
EVERYTHING Kate does and everything TLC does for Kate, is to make Kate appear to be the good guy, the holier than thou parent, and the victim of divorce for which she has yet to assume any responsibility. Hence, the photo op of Steve, wife and sons to quell the rumor mill.
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Spot on!!

goawayfools said...

Jon's mom is pretty and she looks happy to be with her son, probably something she was deprived of during the Kate years. I hope the kids will develop a relationship with her and the rest of the family now that Kate doesn't call all the shots half of the time. It would be nice if Jon reached out to Kate's family too. Boy would that chap her ass

Emma's Mom said...

Anyone notice that Kate parked 200 feet from the twin's bus, accross the parking lot while everyone else parked right by the bus. It's an open inventation for those "bad P people". Does she think we're that stupid not to notice her words don't match her actions? She's a joke - why doesn't she just go away.

readerlady said...

Um, sorry y'all, but I think that "letter" from "Don Draper" is a spoof. Don Draper is the character played by Jon Hamm on "Mad Men" and Sterling Cooper is the name of the ad agency in the show.

Viva Las Vegas said...

Have to wonder what Hailey thinks of Jon mingling and posing with bikini clad women..if she thinks he is just doing his 'job' and that Jon is not eyeing up these young women, she is quite naive! Interesting also that Jon's mother shows up in Vegas yet she is never seen at the McMansion visiting her grandchildren during Jon's part time daddy visits. Considering these kids are going through the separation of their parents you would think the grandmother would want to be there to support them despite not liking the spotlight. Jon claims she is 'too busy' with her own life and does not see the kids much. Really? Busy with what? What is more important than your grandkids? Frankly, if I was his mother I would be very embarrassed by Jon's antics and it is sad that the kids have such little support from extended family

Pretty Fed Up said...

If you look at the set of pictures on the sosugary site of Steve and Gina's visit with Kate, note that out of all the pictures where Steve and Kate are both in the shot that in only one is he even possibly looking at her. Most have him walking away or with his eyes averted.

Is he avoiding looking at her so the photographers don't "catch" anything on film that could be blown out of proportion?

Or is it a case of pretending there is nothing between them?

Or is it just another case of we the viewers only getting glimpses of the get-together and if we had seen a video, things would look a lot different and definitely innocent?

Just wow said...

A very cringe worthy video on Radar showing Jon posing awkwardly and being heckled by people in the pool about his hair pugs, weight etc. How sad for the kids that they will see this kind of stuff one day..sadder still that Jon is putting them through this. Stop trying to be someone you are not Jon..its embarrassing for you and especially for your kids.

MD Mom of 3 said...

Ok, Im confused. I just watched the video of Jon in Vegas on radaronline. Halfway through the video you can hear some guy in the pool yelling to Jon about his hairplugs. Then you see Jon turn around and say "$20,000" and motion the 2 and the ) with his hands. Am I seeing this correct, or is he talking about something else? Weren't the hairplugs a gift?


http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/exclusive-video-jon-gosselin-heckled-bikini-pool-party

stopthemadness said...

Jon clearly gets along with his mom, why has Grandma Pamela Gosselin never been to the house or involved with the kids? Or wait - did we see her, or was it HER mother, his grandma, who was at the tups' third b-day?

I can't imagine Kate TLC or God almighty could insist that his MOTHER not be part of these kids' lives, or that she herself would have time and energy to go to Las Vegas with him but not to go to their home and see her grandkids?

Weird/.

Not a sycophant of Kate said...

Because I let The View know how I felt about Kate co-hosting, I thought I would do the same for Jon re: GMA&20/20. I know this is not a Jon-vs-Kate. I just don't want Kate to generate all the mail. It's also a chance to once more sound off about my dislike of Kate.LOL

I am very pleased to hear Jon Gosselin will be on ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20. It’s about time he has a respectable platform to share his story. This FARCE that Kate Gosselin continues to perpetuate as “America’s busiest mom and best mom,” must stop! I know of NO women that look to her as a role model, in fact I don’t think anyone would even allow her to babysit. Yes, she does seem to have a few sycophant fans. Although, they seem to be just as detached from the reality of people’s views, as Kate is.
Jon has obviously made some choices that people have disapproved of. But, a lack of media savvy does not indicate an immature, (just insert any of the faults that Kate is alluding to while she’s not making “any negative statements about her children’s father) man. Viewers have watched Jon Gosselin parent his 8 children for 4 ½ seasons. He is by far the better parent of the two. I believe he has it in him to put an end to the exploitation of his children. The road ahead for Jon and his children is difficult at best, but with a loving father, appropriate counseling, and hopefully reintroducing extended family, the kids have a chance.
We have all witnessed the detrimental parenting style of Kate Gosselin. As a fan of the Gosselin Children my hope is for Jon, their only stable parent to GET IT TOGETHER and put everything he has into taking care of them. The Gosselin children have been forced to trade their childhood, their privacy, and their family all for financial security for their parents. It’s way past time for someone to put the children first and take care of them.
I don’t believe for a moment that Kate Gosselin has any concept of the complete chaos of her children’s life. She continually undermines the children’s relationship with Jon by coyly implying that she doesn’t want to say anything against Jon, but then she goes right ahead and does it anyway. Daily, there are pictures of her with the children on every tabloid website. It looks like she and the kids are a pet project of Radar Online, amazing how they always know where she is.
I am a former viewer, who is ashamed that I was part of the problem because I enjoyed watching these beautiful children on T.V. If we all stand up and roar our outrage over the exploitation of these kids we can put a stop to it.

Silent no more.

franky said...

readerlady said...

Um, sorry y'all, but I think that "letter" from "Don Draper" is a spoof. Don Draper is the character played by Jon Hamm on "Mad Men" and Sterling Cooper is the name of the ad agency in the show.
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You are right..just Googled it..and the first 2 characters on the show are them..hmmm..wonder who posted that then...thanks for the heads up on another possibly fraudulent poster.

ABC said...

Jon's grandmother was at the tups birthday celebration.

Connie said...

Viva Las Vegas said...
Have to wonder what Hailey thinks of Jon mingling and posing with bikini clad women..if she thinks he is just doing his 'job' and that Jon is not eyeing up these young women, she is quite naive! Interesting also that Jon's mother shows up in Vegas yet she is never seen at the McMansion visiting her grandchildren during Jon's part time daddy visits. Considering these kids are going through the separation of their parents you would think the grandmother would want to be there to support them despite not liking the spotlight. Jon claims she is 'too busy' with her own life and does not see the kids much. Really? Busy with what? What is more important than your grandkids? Frankly, if I was his mother I would be very embarrassed by Jon's antics and it is sad that the kids have such little support from extended family
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I don't believe extended family was allowed when Kate was in the picture. And Jon's family might very well be a part of the grandchildren's lives now and we just don't see it. I'm not sure there's anything to be gained by trashing Jon's mom when we really don't know much about her or the circumstances at this time. JMO

Team8 said...

I just finished viewing the pics of Jon at his Vegas Pool Party(aka-Really, I am not having a midlife crisis, folks!). In one of the photos, you can see Stephanie the wonder-sitter by the pool on his right. Why in the name of Pete has this man become so popular and hip that he warrants a Pool Party at a hip Las Vegas hotel??? Looking at Jon in those photos, I kept picturing his next big TV appearance: Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. He really is starting to resemble an Asian Elvis with that bloated physique and ever-tipsy expression on his face. Please, aren't these 15 minutes up yet???

HoosierPower said...

Jon taped an interview with Good Morning America on Friday. It's going to be shown some time this week and it's also scheduled to air on 20/20.

He blames tabloid journalism for exploiting his kids.

Why are these talent-less idiots *everywhere* ?

Avary said...

My husband left me for a friend of mine. We all hung around together in the same crowd. Before we were officially divorced, there was an occasion where we went on a double date with "HER" and her then boyfriend and some other friends. It sounds so bizarre to me now that I was such a wimp. But it was pretending that nothing was wrong. And my husband wanted it to look as though the divorce wasn't happening because of her. And I, like a complete idiot, went along with it. (Believe me, I would never do anything like that now.)

So - what I'm saying is that it could possibly be some kind of situation like that with Gina and Steve and Kate. Who knows? Maybe Kate and Steve are pretending like they don't have a relationship and maybe Gina is suspicious, but going along with it to be "nice" - like I did. Or - feeling like if she is nice and goes along with this, maybe it won't happen.

By the way, I do believe the past stories of Steve and Kate holding hands and of Kate being seen putting her head on Steve's shoulder as they were sitting together. Oh - and the one of Steve rubbing Kate's feet on a plane.

Viva Las Vegas said...

@ Connie

I stand by my comments..and please do not distort my comments as 'trashing' Jon's mother..there is nothing to be gained by that:)

Mystical said...

Gina Nield looks nothing like that woman with Steve. Gina has red hair, was heavier and seemed shorter than this blonde. I suppose it's possible Gina dyed her hair blonde and lost weight, but even the face is different. lol Maybe this lady is Kate's sister and her teenage son?

goawayfools said...

Connie, I'm with you, girl. I think jon's mom was excluded from the kids' lives by Kate. She has a habit of shutting out anyone who dares to disagree with her self-serving rules. I think jon's father was the only family member on either side who Kate still allowed into the kids' lives, probably because he was a wonderful man, but more importantly to Kate, he had plenty of money and a terminal illness. I think jon said his mom "was busy with her own life" to keep the peace with Kate. I think we should not judge jon's mom harshly; signs point to Kate as the reason why she didn't see the kids much in the past. Hopefully that will change in the future. Those kids could use a positive, kind, loving female adult in their lives.

JD20 said...

Connie said:
And now they're dragging Steve's children into this mess.
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I was wondering about that. If Steve and his wife wanted to help Kate try to improve her image by participating in a photo op, why would they bring their teenage sons along knowing they would be photographed as well.

Now their sons pictures are all over the internet.

Out of all the pictues I looked at I didn't see Steve smiling in one of them. Actually, he looked very uncomfortable.

Also, it seems as though Kate and Gina do have something else in common besides Steve - they both like to show off their chests!

Stop Already said...

Avary said...

My husband left me for a friend of mine. We all hung around together in the same crowd. Before we were officially divorced, there was an occasion where we went on a double date with "HER" and her then boyfriend and some other friends. It sounds so bizarre to me now that I was such a wimp. But it was pretending that nothing was wrong. And my husband wanted it to look as though the divorce wasn't happening because of her. And I, like a complete idiot, went along with it. (Believe me, I would never do anything like that now.)

So - what I'm saying is that it could possibly be some kind of situation like that with Gina and Steve and Kate. Who knows? Maybe Kate and Steve are pretending like they don't have a relationship and maybe Gina is suspicious, but going along with it to be "nice" - like I did. Or - feeling like if she is nice and goes along with this, maybe it won't happen.

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Perhaps your personal experience makes you more inclined to believe unsubstantiated gossip, but the fact remains that there is absolutely no evidence that Kate and Steve have had an affair. I'm sure Steve's wife is an adult who is perfectly capable of drawing her own conclusions about her husband and the state of her marriage.

shaking head said...

The pictures of Jon in Vegas are downright embarrassing.

About the paps... said...

fidosmommy said...

I share the concerns over the bus
stop for the same reasons you have all mentioned

I don't understand Steve Neild's role in all this. If he is there for security purposes, couldn't he have ordered the paparazzi to keep the bus stop's whereabouts and bus numbers off the film? They could have been told to stand in a different place to prevent that info being published. He's been known to ask the general public to not take pictures before, although that was probably to prevent free pictures of the kids floating around. But this is a safety issue. His job is safety. Why in the world is he permitting unsafe
practices with these innocent children?

He seems as useless as a broken umbrella to me.
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Just want to clarify something about public photos.

Anyone and anything that is in "public" (in other words, in public view or - able to be viewed from a public place) is permitted under our laws.

That is why you see the pap shots from the public road in front of the Gosselin house.
If they can photograph the family in their yard from a public place (the road), they are permitted to do that.
That is why it is such a joke, because we all know they have loads of land and a pool and a picnic table and a grill out BACK, where it is private and unable to be viewed from a public spot.

Back to the buses. Because they are in a public place (a common parking lot), the paps can stand anywhere they want and take any pics they want (so long as they are not interfering with the actual walking of the kids or, for example, standing in front of the bus preventing it from taking off.

And "NO"....Steve cannot tell them where to stand or what to shoot.
They are in a public space -- so it's ALL fair game.
The parents and Steve know this - so if they did NOT want the bus number, etc. to be shown, they could have driven the kids to school.

But let's not get carried away.
A sicko can go to any bus stop in any town and do the same thing.
That's what happened to the girl they just found. She was snatched right in front of her father on the way to her bus stop.
That's the least of these kids problems right now. (IMOHO)

Hope that helps! :)

Jackie said...

Marva725 said...

Jackie said...
Whoa! This is new.......


http://www.eonline.com/


"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America TLC is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nope he says the MEDIA (NOT TLC) are exploiting the kids.

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Right! But when I posted this, that was the exact headline.
(I just copied it exactly)
EOnline has since made a correction!!
Thanks for the head-up, tho. :)

Too bad - thought Jon was finally wising up to that.....sad. :(

Connie said...

Viva Las Vegas said...
Have to wonder what Hailey thinks of Jon mingling and posing with bikini clad women..if she thinks he is just doing his 'job' and that Jon is not eyeing up these young women, she is quite naive! Interesting also that Jon's mother shows up in Vegas yet she is never seen at the McMansion visiting her grandchildren during Jon's part time daddy visits. Considering these kids are going through the separation of their parents you would think the grandmother would want to be there to support them despite not liking the spotlight. Jon claims she is 'too busy' with her own life and does not see the kids much. Really? Busy with what? What is more important than your grandkids? Frankly, if I was his mother I would be very embarrassed by Jon's antics and it is sad that the kids have such little support from extended family
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I don't believe extended family was allowed when Kate was in the picture. And Jon's family might very well be a part of the grandchildren's lives now and we just don't see it. I'm not sure there's anything to be gained by trashing Jon's mom when we really don't know much about her or the circumstances at this time. JMO



Viva Las Vegas said...
@ Connie

I stand by my comments..and please do not distort my comments as 'trashing' Jon's mother..there is nothing to be gained by that:)
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Trashing was probably too strong a word, but I did feel defensive on behalf of Jon's mother. Being a grandmother myself I know how family dynamics can sometimes make it difficult to be the grandparent you would love to be. Especially when custody battles are involved. And grandparents only have the rights that the parents give them. Sadly, divorce effects extended family as well. I just prefer to give Jon's mom the benefit of the doubt until the facts are known. Of course, you could be absolutely right in your comments.

Connie said...

Stop Already said...
Avary said...

My husband left me for a friend of mine. We all hung around together in the same crowd. Before we were officially divorced, there was an occasion where we went on a double date with "HER" and her then boyfriend and some other friends. It sounds so bizarre to me now that I was such a wimp. But it was pretending that nothing was wrong. And my husband wanted it to look as though the divorce wasn't happening because of her. And I, like a complete idiot, went along with it. (Believe me, I would never do anything like that now.)

So - what I'm saying is that it could possibly be some kind of situation like that with Gina and Steve and Kate. Who knows? Maybe Kate and Steve are pretending like they don't have a relationship and maybe Gina is suspicious, but going along with it to be "nice" - like I did. Or - feeling like if she is nice and goes along with this, maybe it won't happen.

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Perhaps your personal experience makes you more inclined to believe unsubstantiated gossip, but the fact remains that there is absolutely no evidence that Kate and Steve have had an affair. I'm sure Steve's wife is an adult who is perfectly capable of drawing her own conclusions about her husband and the state of her marriage.
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You are right Stop Already, there is no absolute evidence of an affair. But I hear what Avary is saying because the same thing happened to my daughter. Except her long time boyfriend impregnated her best friend so they had to tell her. She had no idea prior to their admission. I feel for you Avary because I know how crushed my daughter was. It broke her heart and I'm sure it did yours too.

Basically, we don't know if Kate and Steve are having an affair and I guess it probably isn't our business. But if something IS happening, it won't stay under wraps forever.

grannyoftwo said...

My opinion on why Kate needs a bodyguard....not because of any threat to her body by any means. I think that TLC has old Steveie boy there to keep Kate from hurting any of her "fans" that make her really angry...because I don't think we would like to see her get really, really angry. I think they know just how volatile she really is and that she could go off in a heartbeat if someone wasn't there to keep her under control at all times. I think they do that with certain prescrition drugs and with Steve. I don't think TLC wants to be sued for a Kate attack. And she is very capable of doing just that. Totally my opinion, but I would just about bet the farm on it. She is a firecracker with a very short fuse, and they know it.

grannyoftwo said...

as far as this little friendship thing goes I am with the ones who have seen it happen in their own lives. Not to me personally, but to a dear friend of mine, and several others. Its sort of like keep your friends close and your enemies closer kind of thing. Kate is conniving. She would in fact make a great twin character on a soap opera. The bad twin, that is. You can see it in her eyes. The eyes are the windows to see someone's true soul and self, and Kate's speak volumes to me. Back in the days when the tups were small, I saw glimpses of sweetness and some kind of kindness in her eyes, but of the last years in the pictures I see, even the ones where she is smiling for the camera, there is no such kindness, or sweetness, only hatefulness, and hatred, and I don't even like to think what I see, really. The she-devil has appeared in her. And she keeps saying the media has done this to them, but the media did not put them in the spotlight to begin with. The media knew nothing of them to start with. She did all this, she and Jon. Stop blaming others for your mistakes Kate. Please be a woman for a change and fess up to your faults in this whole mess of a life you now have created for yourself and your precious children.

Ms.Peach said...

Just last week I questioned as to why we never see Kate's "good friend" Gina with her. Voila, here are some pap photos!

IMO, Steve does not seem to be that interested in his wife in these photos----distracted from his familiy. I went to the sosugary site and saw many shots.

I have not seen a good picture of Gina Neild previous to these pap pictures (surely a set up to dispell rumors), but who is confirming this is Gina Neild? Probably is, so if it is the Neild family, isn't the whole get together rather wierd? Yes, TLC, nice attempt but still not buying it. I've known wives to put up with a lot for the sake of the kids. TLC has got a lot riding on revamping Kate's image, and since Steve is employed by TLC, I'd be willing to bet that there was some arm twisting to make it look like everyone is one, big happy family. Very sick.

Ms.Peach said...

The photos posted on sosugary are from X17, Hollywood's largest celebrity photo agency. Coincidence that Kate was just in CA? Me thinks this photo op was cooked up.

ActionsSpeakLouder said...

goawayfools said...
Connie, I'm with you, girl. I think jon's mom was excluded from the kids' lives by Kate. She has a habit of shutting out anyone who dares to disagree with her self-serving rules
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I have worked a lot with abuse survivors, and -- once upon a time -- I was married to an abuser myself. Isolation from family and friends is a standard and necessary tactic if you want to abuse your spouse or children. The less outside support they have, the better. I think that's why Kate wanted to move to the country, too -- too many witnesses (a.k.a. neighbors) if you live in a neighborhood.

I don't care what Kate looks like, or how hard she and TLC pretend: her actions and behavior tell it all.

Megan said...

Avary -

I'm sorry you had to go through that. Thanks for the insight.


Stop Already - Maybe you should stop already. To say that there is no evidence at all is just silly at this point. Something is up.

ihatethisshow said...

kate said the day she met jon, she had to meet him. he had a girlfriend. the next day, the girlfriend was gone.
if kate can do that, apparently she has no problem getting rid of mrs. neild as well (this one will take a little more time, since they are both married).
ain't buying the fake tlc pr pics.
i don't watch tlc, buy people, buy rag mags, don't buy items that endorse this channel.
i just think the whole kate thing is hysterical. she is such a national joke.

sueshe said...

After reading the People magazine article (not that I wanted to, but her face was plastered on the front cover, as well as several pages), it is unbelievable how they are touting this woman as the victim...Plez....neither one are shining stars, but I do believe Jon is the real parent. Totally hands on, vs Kate who is hands on only when cameras are on. She cries about Jon's love life, but nowhere is it mentioned that she told Jon the marriage was over last Oct. Unfortunately, the media is making this woman look like a saint, but all she is is a self centered, money hungry, bitch. She simply is not a nice person as we have witnessed over and over again.
On another note, I am really tired about Jon crying about his 20's being lost because he had children. Well, I hate to break it to you Jon, but there are many, many people who have children in their 20's, and even younger than that, and I have never heard anyone complain about it. I had my kids in my 20's and loved every minute of it. You need to move on and quit crying about it.
I haven't watched this show in weeks, lost interest, can't stand Kate, I don't even read this blog much anymore.
The whole premise of this show has changed, and I think that it is really sad that TLC continues to exploit the kids, especially at a time when the parents are going thru a divorce. Kate won't let end. We know what is more important to her....obviously it is not her kids...or even her marriage.
Loved the comb backed hairstyle in People...NOT...and People has mentioned that she started a buzz on her hairstyle. Yeah, the buzz is that the haircut stinks, ugly...look at your profile Kate....you will see what everyone has been talking about for a very long time.
I hope that the rankings on this show continue to sink.
Did anyone notice how TLC is copying the Food Network and the Cake Challenge? Unbelievable!!!

ihatethisshow said...

when all 8 kids go to school (i assume the same school, same morning time pick up) on MWF, how are they going to be safely transported to the bus pickup site? last time i looked, a land cruiser doesn't sit 9..........and just how many cars do these parents own, anyway? last time i counted, there were SIX.(how stupid is that???)
kate, by the way, since you love to shop so much, buy the kids some new clothes.

wickedsmart said...

Anyone else see the BIG WOODEN SPOON in the door if the van? In the pics of Kate taking the kids to the bus today. Who keeps a big wooden spoon in the car?
Why? OOPs kate, you got some splainin to do.

stopthemadness said...

There is a certain type of man who likes putting his wife and mistress together, for whatever ego reasons. If he's cheating on his wife it's because she deserves it, she's gotten old and fat and mean (or whatever he tells himself) and if she deserves that why not a little extra torture too, of having to see him with the competition. He likes the mistress to ahve to see the wife as well - after all she has the coveted position, she is the WIFE and the mistress just the wh*re - it does something for his head to think that two women are vying for him.

Not saying that is what is going on here but just because Steve's dragged his wife to Kate's "pool party" doesn't mean nothing can be going on.

Kate may have a crush on Steve because she NEEDS a man, Jon bailed, and he's a shoulder to cry on and gets paid to take care of her. Most of the others in her life who cared about her for free have been cast aside. I would think there is something like the "transference" they talk about when you go to a psychologist for counselling and people often get a little crush or fall for the people in these helping roles.

it's so clean - you give him money, he helps you out of the car and carries your bags - none of that mess of a marriage, all the compromise, the undercurrents of resentment or whatever that must have been there with Jon...

Sassypaws said...

I looked at the pictures of Jon at the swim party and didn't see anything wrong with them. I don't have a problem with Jon (or Kate for that matter) taking PR gigs when it's not their week with the kids.

If someone wants to pay Jon to hang around a pool, more power to him. I have heard that the going rate for this type of PR gig is $10,000 and up.

Personally, I thought it was sweet that he took him mother but I suspect that he took her for a more pragmatic reason. No one can accuse him of dating with another 20 something with his mother as date.

Anne said...

BTW am I the only one suspicious that Kate invited the Nields over because she knew Jon was going to be at the Las Vegas party and she wanted to be sure she got her fair share of tabloid coverage too?

TheOle'Spoon said...

Okay, so Kate carries a wooden spoon in the car door because??? I highly doubt she is cookin' some grandma soup in the ole' passenger van! Geez how miserable for those kids, they make a peep in the car and all she has to do while Steve-O is driving is whip it out and slap?!
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/class-act-kate-gosselin-drops-kids-bus-stop

No Drama Mama said...

Does anyone else think that Jon agreed to be interviewed by ABC in order to quash Kate going on The View?

Tami Reynolds said...

Looks like Kate is still uses the spoon for discipline. WOW

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/class-act-kate-gosselin-drops-kids-bus-stop

Incredible said...

I wonder how much ROL is getting to be positive about Kate. It must be a lot because they don't post anything bad about her anymore. TLC must have their bank account at Ft. Knox.

stopthemadness said...

I always wonder what people mean by "absolutely no evidence" that something happened or is the case.
Unsubstantiated rumor of Kate's affair with Steve- that came from Jon to Jodi and Kevin and then from there to the world - for some reason I believe that Jon did suspect that and told Jodi. Why would she make that up.

Whether Jon had any reason for his suspicions is another thing but most of the time when someone suspects their spouse is cheating and they have an idea of who with, it's a good gut instinct.It's an easy thing to catch on to if you know someone well.

But Jon doesn't give any proof and doesn't seem to want to - It would be simple to hire a detective and have him pose as a paparazzi or something. If Jon had any proof I think that would come up in the custody fight or in the divorce settlement - just like Jon's indiscretions would. Certainly in the media war over who is to blame and who is the good guy, it'd come into play. UNless this is the one thing they are keeping private "for the children."


Why it matters, or how it is our business? If that alleged affair was what started the split in J&K's marriage or made it irrevocable, then Kate is lying and trying to get the moral high ground undeservedly - and also the world is heaping a TON of scorn and abuse on Jon that is probably mainly because he left his family in the lurch - we don't like that. He bailed on her and them. Yes, We're being asked to view the break up in a certain light that is manipulative and false altho I don't guess she has to have an affair for that to be the case.
If people knew the truth, if that affair is the truth, they would be much more sympathetic to Jon and understand perhaps why he feels the need to rub her nose in his lifestyle indiscretions. Payback.

Even the rumor of it accomplishes that to some extent.

I really just can't believe how rotten these people are to each other.

julieboolie said...

Well, I'm hanging my hat. Once I heard that Khate had landed the guest host gig on The View.... it's over folks. Her media corp has done it and she has now been validated as a "wonder mom". And as much as I have been for Jon, especially considering the abuse he endured from that woman for years.... well his escapades hosting a party aren't helping and he is just contributing to his own Media Demise. Yep, parading the kids around for the first day of school, WRONG WRONG WRONG.... but right now i think that she is under "untouchable" status. That's alright though, the higher you get the further the fall.... I will let the big guy upstairs determine the timing on her fall, because it will indeed happen and God Bless and protect those poor children. I know I will be praying for them....

konGOaway said...

Stop Already said...
Perhaps your personal experience makes you more inclined to believe unsubstantiated gossip, but the fact remains that there is absolutely no evidence that Kate and Steve have had an affair. I'm sure Steve's wife is an adult who is perfectly capable of drawing her own conclusions about her husband and the state of her marriage.
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Maybe no one was "in the room" when it happened, you included, so it's obvious there is "no proof"but what about the djay that saw them holding hands. What reason would he have to lie? Didn't someone say on a previous post that after the NC trip, steve was not seen again for a while because he had to go home and make things right with his wife. What about Maddy catching them kissing? Are only sources for Kate telling the truth but not sources for Jon?The one thing that continues to be keeping Kate from sainthood is the issue regarding Steve. How interesting that after that resurfaced last week in NY, that Gina Neild and children make an appearance at Kate's house. If it looks like a rat . . . you know the rest!!! Her PR (that's public relations) people are working overtime to kill that story!!!

Ms.Peach said...

So I went to Radar and checked out the video of Kate at the bus stop (the usual getup: dorky hat, sunglasses, short khaki skirt, wedge shoes) and if you check out the open door before the video starts, what do you see in the door pocket: A WOODEN SPOON! Now, there's been some discussion regarding the use of a spoon as an instrument of punishment, but I have to say that I can't think of any reason to carry a big ol' wooden spoon in a vehicle. Can you?

yeahwhatever said...

"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America TLC is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nope he says the MEDIA (NOT TLC) are exploiting the kids.

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Right! But when I posted this, that was the exact headline.
(I just copied it exactly)
EOnline has since made a correction!!
Thanks for the head-up, tho. :)

As far as I am concerned you can include TLC as a 'media'that is exploiting the Gosselin children. TLC initiated it, the other media outlets are simply hopping on the gravey train. What J & K fail to realize is that as long as they continue putting their children on DISPLAY, thus increases the opportunities for the media to exploit their children. If the media is exploiting the Gosselin children there are two people to blame.......Jon and Kate Gosselin!!

Kelly said...

TLC is not exploiting these children. Their own parents are exploiting them. Their parents continued to sign up for more seasons of the show. And their parents keep doing interviews in any magazine that will listen to them.

Whatever TLC may have done wrong is nothing compared to the damage Kate and Jon Gosselin have done.

In fact, if I was a producer on this show, I would be afraid to stop filming, because then the children are left alone with their parents. At least the film crew can try to look out for them, as has been seen on the show more than once.

Ms.Peach said...

I do believe the woman at Kate's is Gina Neild. It sure looks like the woman Star magazine pictured as Gina, although I do recall seeing another picture of her with red hair. The boys do look like their dad. Regardless, it was a photo op set up and Steve did not seem very relaxed with his family. It's all fishy. Really, the guy is not a bodyguard, he's a travelling companion who does nothing more that shoo away fans, and for this he gets paid some big bucks and gets to travel alot. I absolutely don't understand, whether the rumors or true or not, how anyone would allow their family to be tabloid fodder. I guess it takes one to know one.

TLC Exploits Children.... said...

Kelly said...

TLC is not exploiting these children. Their own parents are exploiting them. Their parents continued to sign up for more seasons of the show. And their parents keep doing interviews in any magazine that will listen to them.

Whatever TLC may have done wrong is nothing compared to the damage Kate and Jon Gosselin have done.

In fact, if I was a producer on this show, I would be afraid to stop filming, because then the children are left alone with their parents. At least the film crew can try to look out for them, as has been seen on the show more than once.
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I respectfully disagree.
Think of the dozens (maybe hundreds) of people making money off these children having to work (Truman Show).
The camera crew, the sound guys, lighting guys, production assistants, editors, producers, writers, marketers, advertisers, sponsors, cable companies, etc., etc.
ALL those people are making money off those tiny, little lives.

AND, in the episode where a GROWN MAN is heard interviewing and filming the little girls on the couch - they are squirming around in their shorts - spreading their legs and displaying their underwear and HE IS FILMING THIS!!!!!!!!
THAT IS EXPLOITATION!!!!!

TLC is making money off this and that is exploitation - pure and simple.

ihatethisshow said...

Ms.Peach said...

So I went to Radar and checked out the video of Kate at the bus stop (the usual getup: dorky hat, sunglasses, short khaki skirt, wedge shoes) and if you check out the open door before the video starts, what do you see in the door pocket: A WOODEN SPOON! Now, there's been some discussion regarding the use of a spoon as an instrument of punishment, but I have to say that I can't think of any reason to carry a big ol' wooden spoon in a vehicle. Can you?

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you don't think kate finally 'pulled the stick out', as jon told her years ago?? LOL!!!!!!!!1
i was mortified when seeing the spoon....there is no telling what goes on in that household. poor kids.

MickeyMcKean said...

yeahwhatever said...

"Jon Gosselin Tells Good Morning America that the media (Not TLC) is 'Exploiting' his Plus Eight"!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

As far as I am concerned you can include TLC as a 'media'that is exploiting the Gosselin children. TLC initiated it, the other media outlets are simply hopping on the gravey train. What J & K fail to realize is that as long as they continue putting their children on DISPLAY, thus increases the opportunities for the media to exploit their children. If the media is exploiting the Gosselin children there are two people to blame.......Jon and Kate Gosselin!!

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DITTO!

First of all, Jon Gosselin needs to look in the mirror before he starts to point fingers as to who is, and who is not, exploiting his 8.

Second, TLC is most definitely part of the problem in exploiting these children because TLC is considered MEDIA. For Jon to say it is not TLC because it is his employer and then to say that it is everyone else and not him and his soon to be ex wife Kate whatsoever, insults the intelligence of the general public!

TLC and the Gosselins have the power to stop this media circus exploiting the 8.

Will they ever stop the exploitation of these 8 children because it is in the best interest of the kids???

konGOaway said...

I would bet tomorrow there is some lame explanation of the spoon being in the car. It's probably imprinted with "love is in the mix" and since the cookbook was delayed, she was bringing it to give to one of the other moms. Let's see what kind of damage control they "cook up" to explain this away. Maybe Jon drove the van last and HE put it in there!! Or maybe she was cooking a big pan of scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning and realized they were running late and accidently ran to the car with the spoon! What a great mom cooking a hot breakfast for her children. Oh enough, I'm making myself SICK!!!!!

dee has had enough... said...

Just checked out the video on radar online...that spoon is on Kate's side of the van (ya know, when they use to travel around as a family). She probably forgot it was there since she's been driving her new car so much. God she's sick. Someday, I'm sure we'll hear all about what she did with that spoon. What other reason could there be for it to be in the car, front seat and all?

AZMom said...

stopthemadness - You'd better believe that Jon has something on Khate. If he didn't she would have kicked him to the curb with absolutely nothing!

On another note, I've looked at the pictures of the Neild family visiting the konpound and in not one of them do you see Steve interact with his family at all. Why did he need to patrol the grounds on Jon's vehicle. If they wanted privacy all they had to do was move out of the driveway.

Photo op, damage control. My guess would be that they (Steve & "wife") were paid handsomely to be there and to stand around for pictures.

goawayJandK said...

Whatever TLC may have done wrong is nothing compared to the damage Kate and Jon Gosselin have done.

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IMO, TLC is the master manipulator in this whole mess. KON are too stupid to know that TLC is just using them until the gravy train crashes. Don't get me wrong, I think Jon and (esp) Kate are horrific parents, but TLC is the evil mastermind behind all of this.

It needs to stop.... said...

I can't believe that she's got that spoon in the van!! Well, maybe I can. I feel so bad for those kids. And then she's going to go on the View and say how much she loves them and "this" is all for them, blah blah blah. Maybe Whoopi can ask her about the spoon, I'd love to hear what Kate's excuse would be. She's such a pathetic excuse for a mother, she doesn't deserve to be called Mommy.

Whoopi's View said...

It needs to stop.... said...
I can't believe that she's got that spoon in the van!! Well, maybe I can. I feel so bad for those kids. And then she's going to go on the View and say how much she loves them and "this" is all for them, blah blah blah. Maybe Whoopi can ask her about the spoon, I'd love to hear what Kate's excuse would be. She's such a pathetic excuse for a mother, she doesn't deserve to be called Mommy.

8/31/2009 12:59 PM
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Whoopi has stated on the show that she is not opposed to spanking. Actually, all the hosts but Joy and I believe Barbara have expressed that they believe spanking is OK under the proper circumstances, and at the discretion of the parents.

mykidsmom said...

I cannot wait for the article in "People" explaining the spoon - it ought to be a gem.

chersolly said...

Wow! That spoon is huge! WTF. Poor little kiddos. Having to perform or get wacked...

Sissy said...

IMO, TLC is the master manipulator in this whole mess. KON are too stupid to know that TLC is just using them until the gravy train crashes. Don't get me wrong, I think Jon and (esp) Kate are horrific parents, but TLC is the evil mastermind behind all of this.

8/31/2009 12:51 PM
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I totally agree! J&K were relatively ignorant at how this stuff runs, to begin with. But now, they are as guilty as TLC is. They are ALL giant manipulators, and they are barely human because of it.

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