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momof4intx said...

I think what frustrates me the most about this whole mess is how these two had already been blessed beyond belief when they had 8 healthy babies....yet they continue to take them for granted and wreck their childhood.

The Stansel family has lost two babies already, and the other four have a tough road ahead if they make it. This is the reality for most high order multiples....this is the part that the media doesn't cover.

uneasy said...

I've been thinking about why I react so strongly over the plight of the Gosselin children. There are so many children worse off - children who are starving to death, in war-torn countries who are in constant physical danger, or orphaned or abandoned, or mutilated. In our prosperous countries, there are still children without enough to eat, or health services, who are victim of parents unskilled and unable, either physically or mentally, to provide the basic necessities of care.

But the Gosselin children, while physically fortunate, are paraded on our television screens for our entertainment. Their privacy and emotional well-being are sacrificed without a second thought for ratings and profit. They seem to have no legal protection against those who would exploit them, including their parents. Their "marketing" and the tacit and implicit enabling of sponsors, advertisers, viewers, networks and the whole media industry is what horrifies me. As a society, we indulge in a very insidious form of objectifying child abuse in the name of entertainment. In a sense, we are the ones endorsing these exploiting parents, and all like parents who seek to commodify their children for profit.

The whole divorce story, pitting Team Kate against Team Jon and playing out in the tabloid press is being used as a smoke screen to distract us from the issue of child exploitation. It seems to be working.

Kate the deserter said...

radaronline says they've learned that when it's Kate's turn to watch the kids; Jon can't go to the house at all.

Which was OBVIOUS but I guess they printed this "newsflash" so the sheeple could read it over and over until it sinks in.

The saddest part: Kate has the GIRLS in Florida, filming for the show.

She left the boys with not-a-nanny, I guess. What a jackass.

~db~ said...

New on radaronline...
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Jon Gosselin Back With The Babysitter

Jon Gossein, back on daddy duty Friday, was spotted with babysitter, Stephanie Santoro. Yes, that babysitter. The 23-year old that spent the night at Jon's house last weekend.

Santoro has told friends that Jon hired her to take care of his kids. But, as RadarOnline.com was first to report, Jon and Stephanie spent Saturday night together at Legends, an establishment in Reading, Pennsylvania where Santoro occasionally works as a cocktail waitress. The pair left together around 3 a.m., a witness told Radaronline.com, only to end up back at the family residence, where Santoro spent the night in Jon's apartment over the garage.

And we're told Kate was not happy... and let Jon's favorite babysitter hear all about it.
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Apparently Jon is up for a little more activity this weekend again then just watching the kids.

Jennifer D said...

Kate has been the same person all through this. It might appear that she has changed into a different person but let's look at her before and after:

Before: Bad hair. Kate didn't care that her hair looked horrible. She went on national TV with horrible hair it spoke to the hearts of many people. She seemed "real" when she had her short, dark "Mom hair." She appeared to be too busy to put any time into her appearance so we gave her a pass.

After: Bad hair. Kate still doesn't care what anyone else thinks of her hair. We now realize that Kate just likes to bother us with her horrible hair. She appears to like the attention she gets from it. She doesn't get a pass anymore because she has the time and the money to fix that mop.

Before: She didn't appear to care about her clothing. She wore khaki's and a t-shirt and it appeared she didn't own a full length mirror. Appropriate "mom" clothing but not very flattering in the least. She was on national TV but threw out the vibe "I don't care" and we understood. She was too busy to worry about her clothing.

After: Clothing that borders on appropriate. Too short dresses, tight and low cut shirts, heels in the middle of the afternoon while she visits Target. She is still throwing off the "I don't care" vibe but this time it's different. This time we can finish the sentence. "I don't care what anyone thinks because I will do what I want."

Before: Nice home. It was unclear how they paid for it but we forgave that because the kids needed a place to live. It seemed appropriate but perhaps a little small for 8 children. Kate had an air of discontent but who could blame her? Keeping a tight space neat with all those kids would be hard for anyone.

After: Nice home. It's unclear how they paid for it but we no longer extend a pass. The kids need a place to live but do they need a mansion? Kate still has the air of discontent but we no longer understand.

Before: The kids played in the driveway. The yard was a decent size but it still made sense. Most of their toys were riding ones and the direct access to the house through the garage made for easy potty breaks and snacks were right there.

After: The kids play in the driveway. No garage is not connected to the home and there are 26 acres to chose from. Riding bikes in the driveway still makes sense. Picnicking next to the driveway makes NO SENSE. It now appears that the driveway play is actually an attempt to be photographed "parenting."

Before: Kate pretended to be too busy to play with her kids.

After: Kate can't get off the phone or stay home long enough to play with her kids.

Before: Kate treated Jon like crap.

After: Kate uses the media to make Jon look bad.


Before: Kate received freebies but we cheered along with her. She was clipping coupons and watching every penny. She was trying her best...or so it appeared. If someone "blessed" the family with a free vacation we could smile and enjoy the footage of the smiling children. She didn't appear overly gracious....but she was tired and overworked.

After: Kate is still receiving freebies. We no longer understand any of it. She is NOT gracious or deserving. She is not overworked and doesn't appear to ~do~ much of anything.

Kate has always been the same person. There was no transformation but rather a maturation of the self-involved, unloving, control freak she always has been. She lacks the ability to bond or to love. She appreciates only what makes her feel good. Jodi stopped performing and making her feel good so she's gone. Jon stopped performing and making her feel good so he's gone. As long as the children can perform or make Kate feel good they will be allowed to stay. The day will come that the children will no longer be with Kate. Six 5 year olds can be controlled and manipualted. Six 12 year olds will not be as compliant. Jon and wife number 3 or 4 will get custody then.

TandLMommy28 said...

I actually saw that clip of Jon and Kate way back when they were on that redecorating show... the one that a journalist had claimed Kate was a total witch about?

Well, from watching that I can tell you that Kate has NOT CHANGED. Period. That clip could have been filmed last week and aside from her "mom hair" she hasn't changed in the slightest.

When the host of the show asked her if she loved the new decor Kate didn't say a word. The host was jumping around and Kate just stood there, obviously disappointed. Actually, she looked almost disgusted and annoyed (not that we can imagine Kate disgusted or annoyed!). I am guessing she expected to get free stuff, not just have the stuff she had rearranged to look nicer. You could also tell that they were enjoying being on camera. They were hoping that show would lead to what they have now.

When people say that fame and money changed them, I have to disagree. They wanted this from day one. We say that around here and we guess and we make assumptions. But that clip I saw made it plain as day. They planned all of this. And someday they will pay for it.

By the way, I can't find that clip now, so if someone else has it, please share it again!

No Drama Mama said...

I wonder what Kate thinks about the newest nanny Jon has hired....

sweetie said...

Can we really think of RadarOnline as a legitimate news source? It is a gossip site, plain and simple and they will twist stories to make them more sensational and 'interesting'. Not saying the gist of it isn't true but I really think 'consider the source' applies here. I don't think it is a good idea to consider what they write as gospel truth.

Jennifer D said...

I only view the pics on Radaronline and don't rely on their "news stories" for accuracy.

I would LOVE to see the clip of Kate from way back when. I am off to hunt on youtube...

Ohio Buckeye said...

JenniferD: Really enjoyed your comments. You are so right: Kate could not possibly care less what ANYONE else ever thinks, does, or feels. It is who she is - her defining characteristic.

Any 'love' (use the term loosely here) she has to offer is given solely based on how the other person fluffs up Kate's ego. My guess is that's why little Hannah seems the fave - she, more than the others, tends to constantly fawn all over Kate, which is the way to Kate's "heart" (read: EGO).

Seems to me Kate is addicted to being the center of attention with a constant need to be in the spotlight. Don't know when it started, but clearly she's been on this ride at least since the birth of her twins (more attention when you give birth to twins than to a single baby), then came the big guns: sextuplets, and she has managed to exploit her 'mom of twins & 'tups' status to the max so far.

"Mommy" is the center of the universe to very small children. Now that Kate's kids are growing beyond this stage, like the very oxygen she breathes, Kate will need to find ongoing ways to get her drug of choice, attention. Won't matter if it's 'good' attention or 'bad' - her ego seems unable to differentiate.

I figure we can expect Kate to continue doing whatever it takes to maintain her deathgrip on her 'celebrity' status.

I worry for the kids what will happen once TLC is finished milking the Gosselins for all the ratings & $ - I shudder to think the depth to which Katie Irene may be willing to sink to hold onto her spot, center stage.

Jennifer D said...

I once read an article that I wished I had saved. It was about mother's like Kate and that form of personality disorder.

I want to paraphrase what I felt was an important part of this. This type of person has a false sense of self. In Kate's example, she views herself as hard working, a perfectionist, a martyr, benevolent, talented, witty, creative, deserving and the queen of all mothers. She will surround herself with people who "reflect back the false sense of self"....in other words, as long as the people around her are willing to play along with the role she has mentally established then she will allow them to participate. Her "friends" are the people who will pretend that she has all the qualities she envisions and HONESTLY BELIEVES she has. It's important to note that this person 100% believes they hold these qualities.

The rules apply to every single player in this person's life...including the children. The children need to play along and interact with Mommy as though she is the gracious, generous, loving creature she believes herself to be then they can be a part of her life. She will eventually reject anyone who won't play along...and that includes her children. While they are young and dependant things will go along fine. As they learn to develop criticial thinking and to quesiton things (Maddy) the boat will begin to rock. I predict that sometime between their early and late teens she will reject each of them with the possible exception of Hannah. I think Hannah will play along because she benefits most from it.

I can easily see her one day saying that "Boys need their dad" and they will be shipped off to live with Dad. Cara is more sports oriented so it makes sense for her to live with Dad. Maddy has never been away from Cara since birth so she might as well go too....and then poor Alexis and Leah miss Cara too much so they need to go...but Hannah, she has always needed Mommy more so she should stay. Just my speculation, of course.

Wendy said...

If Kate wants to be a celebrity fine. However, why must it be on the backs of others. She has no talent that's why. She has no talent. The only thing she can go on interviews about is talking about her kids or her soon-to-be ex-husband. She hardly takes care of her kids. How can she be giving out parenting advice? Her career is exploiting her kids.

She should be protecting her kids. She hasn't done any speaking out against those that are attacking Mady. Why? Because she wants the spotlight to herself. She doesn't like it when others are getting attention. She kicked out Jodi, Kevin, Beth and Bob. Now, she is going around bad mouthing Jon.

Just wait, Gosselin 8 you're her next victims. Kate Gosselin will do anything for fame. She will use her 8 kids till they become more famous than she is and then start attacking them too. There are no limits to her vicious behavior.

mullethead said...

The Jon and Kate Plus 8 brand is a fad just like the pet rock, the Chia pet, the mood ring, and Tae:Bo.

Hot for a nanosecond and then not.

Before long the despised Gosselin parents will fade into obscurity where they belong.

Someday they will be the subject of a 'where are they now' interview.

overthehill said...

i am from the uk.i cannot believe that child protection servoces allow the exploitation of these eight young children.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Jennifer D - Well said! Excellent and insightful description.

Kate strikes me as the embodiment of Narcissis of mythology, who was so in love with himself, he sat next to a pool of water just to admire his reflected image.

Kate is also very reminiscent of the emperor in the childhood fable, "The Emperor's New Clothes". Kate's constant criticism of any and all around her coupled with a bizarre habit of banishing from her life anyone who displays even the slightest failure to recognized her assumed superiority make her very (as Kate would probably say)'emperorish'.

And Kate's newfound itch to parade herself around in bikinis provides yet another reminder of the fabled emperor, who, at story's end, strutted thru the streets of town, naked, fully expecting throngs of townsfolk/subjects to ooh and aaah approval & admiration of his magnificence.

Like the endings of many fables, I do not see The Story of Can Do Kate ending well. Not for her, and even more sadly, not for her 8 kids.

NewWester said...

mullethead said:
"Before long the despised Gosselin parents will fade into obscurity where they belong"

I am sure many of us feel the same way about Jon and Kate, but unfortunately that will not happen for the children. Basically the Gosselin children will never be able to escape their growing up in front of the camera. With the internet, youtube, tabloids, dvds etc. All aspects of their lives will be out there for the world to see. School in particular high school is difficult enough for a child to deal with,but can you imagine if your peers are able to access all your private moments filmed for the world to see?
Potty training,diaper changing, parents fighting with each other, serial dating etc. I hope all the money that Jon and Kate is worth all the grief that their children will have to deal with as they get older.
Also has anyone noticed that the parents are never shown reading to the children or the children never seem to have any books? not even picture books? I just find that odd in that the children have access to expensive toys but no books in sight. The "camping episode" is a good example, when I went camping with my parents they would tell stories or read a book to us before bed. That is something I still do with my children. I know everyone raises their children different but that is something that stood out to me

Ohio Buckeye said...

Don't know anything about PA law, so does anyone else wonder how J&K got their divorce so fast tracked? I realize dissolution typically takes less time than divorce, but two questions: 1) if they just filed in June, is it even possible the dissolution/divorce will be finalized 'by Sep 30', as Jon has said? 2) Why aren't the ragmags all over the paperwork and court docket? Aren't there usually hearings in prep for the finalization of the decree?

Team8 said...

TandLMommy28 said...
I actually saw that clip of Jon and Kate way back when they were on that redecorating show... the one that a journalist had claimed Kate was a total witch about?

Well, from watching that I can tell you that Kate has NOT CHANGED. Period. That clip could have been filmed last week and aside from her "mom hair" she hasn't changed in the slightest.

When the host of the show asked her if she loved the new decor Kate didn't say a word. The host was jumping around and Kate just stood there, obviously disappointed. Actually, she looked almost disgusted and annoyed (not that we can imagine Kate disgusted or annoyed!). I am guessing she expected to get free stuff, not just have the stuff she had rearranged to look nicer. You could also tell that they were enjoying being on camera. They were hoping that show would lead to what they have now.
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I do have to play Devil's Advocate on this one. I read Multiple Blessings (from the library....never would I feed the frenzy with an actual purchase) and in it Kate discusses that re-modeling fiasco. Bear in mind that the day they returned home to see what had been done to their house, Kate had been away from home and in the hospital for months. The reveal coincided with the actual day they brought the medically-fragile sextuplet infants home for the first time. Kate attributes her demeanor and reaction to the fact that all she really wanted to do at that point was bring her babies home and get settled, not be filmed showing her "million-dollar reaction" to the changes. In addition, while she admits being grateful for some of the remodeling that was done, as it gave them more space and a better layout for the house, she claims that she was horrified by the color and decor choices for the nursery and the twins' room. As someone who has brought two babies home from the hospital (not at the same time, either), I can attest to the fact that I was exhausted and couldn't wait to get home and get to the business of taking care of my babies. I can't really imagine how annoying it would have been to have to leave my infants with volunteers so that a film crew could tape my reaction to redecorated rooms in my own house that I would have never approved of, had I known what was happening.

Believe me when I say that I would love to blame Khate for any and everything evil in the world, given her actions and utter stupidity over the last five years, but on this one, I say give her a pass.

Tina said...

I believe, NewWester, what you said about the lack of books and reading to the children is one of the reasons that they are so far behind developmentally. Not to mention that they children lacked one on one verbal exchanges with their parents. They were treated like a herd and it is showing now. And, keeping them secluded from other children has also put them socially behind.

I know several teachers and reading specialists...all agree that children that have been read to at a young age achieve more academically earlier on than children that have not been read to. I feel so bad for these kids in all aspects of their lives.

Kannie said...

Are there no politicians in PA willing to take these idiots on to recoup the taxpayers money given to the Gosselins?

When so many other families are suffering, now would be the perfect time for the state to demand the Gosselin's reimburse taxpayers for a portion of the handouts (nurses, food, education funds) given to them when the kids were young.

Given the extravagant lifestyle Jon and Kate now have, I can't see that there would be any opposition to such a request. Jon and Kate's PR people would be hard pressed to come up with a credible reason why they can't pay back the state.

Melinda said...

Maybe I'm ignorant but aren't a dissolution and a divorce the same thing? There are only hearings if there is disagreement. If both parties are able to reach agreement and it's within the laws of that state, then nothing needs to be presented in court. The lawyers draw up the papers and present them to the judge for signing.

That's how mine went. I had two meetings with my lawyer. She took the paperwork to the judge to be signed. Waited the requisite time and it was filed with the court, all done.

BarbMae said...

I live in Ohio and my divorce seemed also very fast. The attorneys and the couple met in January to discuss terms. My ex and I settled in January and immediately went before the judge. The divorce was granted (ironically April 1st) and the final decree was in June. So, I'm sure PA law is similar as Ohio. I just cannot believe Jon bringing the new "babysitter" that spent the night into these kids lives. When is this see/saw babysitters going to stop. The Gosselins need to have one stable nanny for these kids. Stop bringing in "temporary" babysitters into these kids lives. When my sons were young, I made sure that they had "stable" influences in their lives. My oldest son, his babysitter lasted until he began kindergarten. I had problems w/my youngest boy, but tried my darnest to give him some stability. After 2 babysitters, he began pre-k and his "off" kindergarten year cause he was a young 5 he spent in a Christian pre-K, but he was crushed when his teacher left half way in the year. I felt really sad cause he had bonded so much w/her. I cannot believe what confusion the Gosselin kids are feeling w/the on/off people in their lives. Unreal. Why doesn't Kate do something and prohibit the "new babysitter" that Jon hired/slept with to not be with her kids. Unreal the selfishness of both these parents and their disinterest in what is best for their kids. They are old enough to be adults when it comes to their children. I just don't understand it. My life is my two boys. Even though they are grown young men, my interest is still giving them my love and prayers for their success. How can a parent do this to their kids? Maybe I'm old fashioned being a baby boomer kid but I just don't get it.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Team 8 - valid point about 'just wanting to be home and begin the business of taking care of my babies'.

But then again, J&K apparently AGREED ahead of time to that first home redo, so then WHY whine and complain about what they HAD to know was a possibility, that they may not like the final result? That's a risk inherent in agreeing to let strangers redo your home.

Further, if they didn't want to complicate the homecoming of the babies with all the redecorating hoopla, they shouldn't have agreed to the whole redesign schtick in the first place.

To me, that was just the start of the same pattern we have witnessed all along - THEY make decisions that have OBVIOUS possible negative outcomes, but then whine and cry victim when those possibilities become realities. Waaaah. Cry me a river.

If you can't stand the heat, stay out of 'reality' kitchen.

They've consistently complained about life on-camera, about the publicity, about the logistics of everything, yet they signed on for yet another season. Give me a break.

They get no sympathy for me. They got what anyone with half a brain could've predicted would come along with the turf of being their own 'reality' program.

imaamy said...

Just looking at justjared and saw the pics of Jon and kids with cocktail waitress and her daughter at the estate. Beauty is in the eye of beholder, but what is it with his taste since the separation? These women make Kate look good, physically.

TandLMommy28 said...

In response to Team8...

Then why on earth did Kate sign up for that reality show. This was just the first of many, many times when Kate said "Who are we to say no?" She could have said no. Agreeing to be on television the day that her children came home from the NICU was irresponsible and selfish on her part in the first place. Even her explanation is typical Kate... "I agreed to do this show but the show is soooo annoying." Just like she acts like all the cameras are a nuisance to her NOW. She had to want to be on the show because she was looking for a stepping stone to more tv time. Regardless to how she says it was an inconvenience, she AGREED TO IT.

The fact that this was the day she came home with six NICU babies only makes it MORE horrible to me. Who does that??? Who brings NICU babies home to a freaking camera crew? That's disgraceful and inexcusable and only proves my point more - she was willing to exploit those children from the DAY they got home. Sick.

fidosmommy said...

I just cannot believe Jon bringing the new "babysitter" that spent the night into these kids lives.


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I'm a little confused about this babysitter, too. If she was there to babysit, why did she stay in the apartment over the garage that night? Did the kids stay there too? Who was with them until 3:00 a.m. while Jon and the nanny were at Legend's? Or was Jon "interviewing" this new nanny up there?

Sheesh. It's hard to keep up!

Ohio Buckeye said...

BarbMae, I don't get it either.

I'm sure especially now that your sons are grown they appreciate your parental efforts to protect them as much as possible from the pain of divorce.

I think all of us on this blog wish the Gosselin 8 had parents with your wisdom and your focus on the wellbeing of their children.

Disgusted said...

Melinda said...
Maybe I'm ignorant but aren't a dissolution and a divorce the same thing? There are only hearings if there is disagreement. If both parties are able to reach agreement and it's within the laws of that state, then nothing needs to be presented in court. The lawyers draw up the papers and present them to the judge for signing.

That's how mine went. I had two meetings with my lawyer. She took the paperwork to the judge to be signed. Waited the requisite time and it was filed with the court, all done.
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Yes--dissolution means divorce, ie we dissolve the marriage. As for the timing and the hearings, depends on the state and the specific judge. The procedure is essentially the same but each judge can decide how and when to sign papers, and whether to having hearings or not. I imagine the money at stake here is what will complicate matters. The idiots seem to have been able to agree on custody and visitation. The money, I imagine, will be a harder discussion. I suspect it will go something like this. Kate says, "Jon, you are such a loser. If it was not for me, we wouldn't have so many kids, and we wouldn't have a show, or speaking engagements, or books, or clothing deals, or talk shows, or photo shoots, or P-people, or any fans! So I am the one who should get all of the money. It's ALL MINE!, MINE I tell you! You can have the kids--I'll go make new ones that will be cute small babies again and start all over!! Then I can out-produce the Octo-mom! And if you were not such a loser, I wouldn't have had to work to support MY KIDS."

Joan10 said...

Team8

I respect your opinon but just had to voice my own on this.

The subject of this home remodel was discussed on this blog a lot previously so I am repeating some things.

I understand what you are saying about just wanting to come home and settle in with the babies. They should not have agreed to it in the first place but even back then who are they to say no to something free.

You have to understand that in addition to the TV show there were a lot of local volunteers from the church and community who gave their time to help with the remodel. They did it out of kindness and love for the family. Can you imagine how they felt when Kate voiced her disappointment after all they had done for them.

Because of all the negative publicity she received from her behavior she now is blaming it on "hormones". I'm sorry but there is no excuse in the world for that sort of behavior. Even if you didn't like some of the decorating (and I understand everyone has different tastes) you graciously compliment everyone and then you can always change the decorating later.

It was just the beginning of her display of rude behavior towards
others. She is still doing it to this day. What is her excuse now?

MayDay said...

What happen to the Asian "not a nanny" that did not want to be on camera? Is she gone? Do Jon and Kate have different nannies?I know Kate said that Ashley was working for them for the summer. I am confused on the "we don;t have a nanny" situation

~db~ said...

Just took a peak at the pics of Jon and "his" nanny posted on justjared. Honestly I cannot remember a group of photos taken of Jon or Kate that did not include at least one pic of them on the phone. Are they really talking to someone or is it just to appear to be important??
They act like teenagers with those stupid cell phones! Pay attention to your kids and make your calls when the kids are in bed! (this may also avoid having to spank them for not being quiet!) Also another poster made a comment about Jon having a different nanny than Kate, it appears that way to me also, maybe this is so they don't have someone around both of them all the time whom will relay information to each other. Who knows...I'm sure they have some lame reason that does not involve having the kids best interest at heart.

2badsosad said...

Since it has been reported that Jon is not 'allowed' to be at the Konpound during NON visitation days, is Kate scheduling her upcoming appearances in compliance with Jon's visitation schedule? If not, WHO will be entrusted the responsibility of caring for the eight children while Kate is off doing her appearances? With the school year fast approaching, I would hope that at least ONE PARENT ,and NOT the services of a paid staff member, will be ready and available to assist with some stability and routine as the Gosselin children make the transition from their sequestered life on the Konpound to that of having to intermingle and function among a population of individuals that consist of their peers, teachers, and what would otherwise be considered 'strangers' in their world of 'reality'.

fidosmommy said...

Re: the remodel in the first house when the babies came home. Yes, the church members started the project out of love and compassion.
BUT, when they were still working on it, I think some radio or TV
program took the ball and ran with it. I'm not so sure the church folks did all the crazy stuff to the house - the painted bathroom sink, the murals, the loud colors, the weird canopy in Mady and Cara's room, etc. I think it was the "pros" who came up with that.

It truly was more than a person recovering from surgery needed to look at.

Yet even so, a gracious thank you might have been in order before the paint brushes came out again.

Jennifer D said...

Ohio Buckeye- thank you for your kind comments.



To Team6: the first freebie remodel

I agree with you. I had a high risk pregnancy, spent 5 weeks in the hospital and then had a tiny baby in the NICU. Coming home after that extended stay was very emotional for me. I can't even IMAGINE having a house full of people and a TV crew there. There is no way I would have given a good "performance" that day. Kate was away much longer and she had SIX babies to think of.

On top of that, the renovations were kind of dreadful. The nursery would have made me shudder.

R in Texas said...

Katie Irene was here in Austin today. While I did not attend, the local paper had a recap. Among her gems? She always wanted twins. When she was pregnant with the sextuplets, it was like a jail sentence. The best one? Her twins were born when she was 25, which she felt was advanced maternal age for the first child.
Wow. Way to be sensitive to the family in Houston who has already lost two of their sextuplets, support the fact that you really might not have needed fertility treatments, and piss off those of us that had our first babies at 27 because we wanted to make sure we could support our own kids.

Disgusted said...

R in Texas; thanks for the info on the talk in Austin.

Here is a link from the Austin blog regarding what Kate said in her talk. This woman is so delusional. As if we here did not already know of her mental health issues.

http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/tvblog/index.html

Not A Money/Fame Addict said...

"My life is my two boys. Even though they are grown young men, my interest is still giving them my love and prayers for their success. How can a parent do this to their kids? Maybe I'm old fashioned being a baby boomer kid but I just don't get it."
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I'm a baby boomer, too, but it doesn't have anything to do with age. It has everything to do with instinct and selflessness, commitment, core values and morals, etc. You're not old-fashioned; you're just a good mom, BarbMae!

Nova said...

I don't understand why anyone would be confused by the new 'babysitter'. I think that either she and Jon discussed her babysitting in the future, or it's just an excuse for her staying the night.

But it seems obvious to me that while Jon was at the bar 'interviewing' her (aka, picking her up), the poor kids were at home with NAN (aka, Not-A-Nanny). I wonder who the new girl's kid was with while she was doing whatever with Jon. At least she left before Jon's kids saw her.

I always liked Jon more than Kate, but I've lost patience with him, so I'm no longer on 'Team Jon', but on Team 'Free the Gosselin 8'.

Jake said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Don't know anything about PA law, so does anyone else wonder how J&K got their divorce so fast tracked? I


If neither party is contesting the divorce and they can work out custody and financial arrangements through the lawyers, then the legal hearing before the judge is pretty pro-forma. Only contested divorces with disagreements over custody or finacial divisions end up being protracted and require substantive hearings. I think both Jon and Kate realize it is in their interests to not do things in a way that would encourage involvement of a judge.

Kannie said...
Are there no politicians in PA willing to take these idiots on to recoup the taxpayers money given to the Gosselins?

Given the extravagant lifestyle Jon and Kate now have, I can't see that there would be any opposition to such a request. Jon and Kate's PR people would be hard pressed to come up with a credible reason why they can't pay back the state.


Politicians know you can't make laws apply retroactively. If there was no provision for paying it backwhen the Gosselins received the assistance, they can't change the rules after the fact. It would be like changing the terms of a contract several years after it was signed.

Politicans also know you can't write laws that apply to one family. Any law that would be written would have to cover everyone who got state assistance and subsequently became financially secure. I expect there would be substantial opposition to that.

The best thing the state of Pennsyvania can do in terms of the financial reperations is make sure that Gosselins pay the maximum amount possible in taxes.

Well I feel stupid! said...

The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
This information isn't publicly known to protect the Neild family - and because they all think it's nobody's business.

LoveMyKids said...

Not A Money/Fame Addict said...
"My life is my two boys. Even though they are grown young men, my interest is still giving them my love and prayers for their success. How can a parent do this to their kids?
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ITA! My youngest is home from college with his girlfriend this weekend. Last night they cooked for ME. It was strange, but pretty good. They left the kitchen a bit messy, but I couldn't have cared less. The fact that that he's turned into a competent and caring adult is such a joy!
Sadly, that's something Kate will never experience.

BTW, I ate the food, even though it was made by an "icky" boy who once had a pet slug who lived under his swingset!

Pretty fed up said...

For me, when I read that Kate was laughing at the girl tups putting one of their swimsuits on Joel and then Kate wishing that it made it into one of the shows, it showed me that this woman has absolutely no clue how situations like this can be harmful to a child's psyche. I am disgusted with her.

(Note: this was reported a few months ago but I didn't think to comment on it. In the intervening time, I've never seen anyone else comment on this, so thought I'd bring it up.)

TUNDRA said...

Kate Gosselin caricature sketch:

http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2009/07/08/sketch-othe-week-101/#comments

Personally, I think TLC should have cancelled the show the minute they realized there was no more Jon and Kate. To keep it going under the auspices of giving the children valuable things or memorable experiences is despictable. These kids have filmed 100 episodes and still counting. When will it end? When TLC stops writing the checks.

NewWester said...

"db" said
"Just took a peak at the pics of Jon and "his" nanny posted on justjared. Honestly I cannot remember a group of photos taken of Jon or Kate that did not include at least one pic of them on the phone. Are they really talking to someone or is it just to appear to be important??"

_________________________


I have noticed that as well and I thought who are they kidding they are not that important!
I did read a article about celebraties and the author said that many stars will pretend to be on the phone so as to not have to answer any paparazzi's questions and also to not give them a good photo. Still at the end of the day KON are not celebraties or that important!

Ms.Peach said...

Pretty funny it has come out now that "organic", for which you pay higher prices, is no better than regular food. It's all about advertising. Same with products labeled "natural". Advertising is all about mind games. Same with Jon and Kate---they are fake, made up by a corporation. It's disturbing that viewers buy this is a "reality" show.

Kate'sMom? said...

ersonality disorder.

I want to paraphrase what I felt was an important part of this. This type of person has a false sense of self. In Kate's example, she views herself as hard working, a perfectionist, a martyr, benevolent, talented, witty, creative, deserving and the queen of all mothers. She will surround herself with people who "reflect back the false sense of self"....in other words, as long as the people around her are willing to play along with the role she has mentally established then she will allow them to participate. Her "friends" are the people who will pretend that she has all the qualities she envisions and HONESTLY BELIEVES she has. It's important to note that this person 100% believes they hold these qualities.

The rules apply to every single player in this person's life...including the children. The children need to play along and interact with Mommy as though she is the gracious, generous, loving creature she believes herself to be then they can be a part of her life. She will eventually reject anyone who won't play along...and that includes her children. While they are young and dependant things will go along fine. As they learn to develop criticial thinking and to quesiton things (Maddy) the boat will begin to rock. I predict that sometime between their early and late teens she will reject each of them with the possible exception of Hannah. I think Hannah will play along because she benefits most from it.

I can easily see her one day saying that "Boys need their dad" and they will be shipped off to live with Dad. Cara is more sports oriented so it makes sense for her to live with Dad. Maddy has never been away from Cara since birth so she might as well go too....and then poor Alexis and Leah miss Cara too much so they need to go...but Hannah, she has always needed Mommy more so she should stay. Just my speculation, of course.
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Jennifer D: I could NOT agree MORE with everything above.
What bothers me is that these people actually BELIEVE all the hype re. themselves?? So if you want any relationship with the person, you have to basically be a lap-dog??
Think of how KHate's MOTHER must feel. She chose to drop the rope (or Khate fired her),; now she has no relationship with her own daughter. Flawed though KHate is, that must be hard for Mrs.Krieder. I feel for her and her husband. Plus I might be a tad embarrassed at how KHate turned out...if I were her mother. I wonder if she has that feeling?

Dunwoody Mom said...

Apparently Jon is going to be interviewed by E News Monday evening to "counter" whatever Kate says on The Today Show.

The circus continues with Jon and Kate and the ones affected are the children.

Oh Come On said...

Kannie said...

Are there no politicians in PA willing to take these idiots on to recoup the taxpayers money given to the Gosselins?

When so many other families are suffering, now would be the perfect time for the state to demand the Gosselin's reimburse taxpayers for a portion of the handouts (nurses, food, education funds) given to them when the kids were young.

Given the extravagant lifestyle Jon and Kate now have, I can't see that there would be any opposition to such a request. Jon and Kate's PR people would be hard pressed to come up with a credible reason why they can't pay back the state.

---

By that logic, every single family that has received aid should have their finances examined five years later and be forced to pay back the state if their income is above a certain level. You can't make Laws that apply solely to the Gosselins

Beach Lover said...

Saw the shots of Jon and the new not-a-nanny from the bar. She, the kids and her little girl appeared to be having fun in the (gasp) driveway.

It doesn't seem to me that a nanny or a not-a-nanny is required to be pretty or dressed to the 9s. The kids in the pictures look like they are enjoying her company and gushing over her little girl, which is good for them. Let them interact with others for goodness sake!

When I was in law school I worked as a waitress and as an office cleaner. Many grad students can't afford NOT to work and we have to fit the early morning and late night work around our school schedules. Now I know this not-a-nanny has advertised herself as a model (who doesn't mind nude shots), but the fact that she works in a bar doesn't faze me a bit.

Khate and Jon clearly have their own not-a-nannys for their own "shifts" with their kids. As long as this young lady is caring and fun and attentive to the kids, gives them lots of good food to eat and room to breathe...I'm okay with that.

wramblinwreck said...

"Team 'Free the Gosselin 8'."

ITA, this is the only team that matters.

Kannie said...

There's a reason for the new Jon and Kate media blitz.

They're desperate. The show's ratings are trumbling. Last week's numbers can be attributed to the curiousity factor, following weeks of news about the divorce and Jon's sleazy misbehavior. TLC/J+
K won't have that in the weeks to come. There was nothing remotely watchable in either of last week's shows. Nothing to sustain an audience.

People agree to interviews for two reasons. They want to communicate a self serving message or they want to sell something.

Jon and Kate are putting themselves out there because they know the show is in deep trouble.

Keep up the good work GWoPers.

tellsitlikeiseesit said...

imaamy said...

Just looking at justjared and saw the pics of Jon and kids with cocktail waitress and her daughter at the estate. Beauty is in the eye of beholder, but what is it with his taste since the separation? These women make Kate look good, physically.


Kate's plastic surgeon made Kate look good, physically. The pictures of her when she and Jon met, she didn't look any better than his current bimbos. And face it, Jon's no hunk himself and he's barely a D-list celeb. Girls who look like Megan Fox can fry bigger fish.

wramblinwreck said...

"As long as this young lady is caring and fun and attentive to the kids, gives them lots of good food to eat and room to breathe...I'm okay with that."


But there's no way to know what quality of care she's giving. I think that's a lot to assume based on one photo of Jon's latest not-a-nanny with the kids. The fact that she's a single mom who makes a living working in a bar doesn't make her a bad person. But if she was employed by Jon to not-nanny his kids, and then slept with him, as those photos of her sneaking out of his apartment in the early morning indicate, then she was essentially sleeping with her employer. That's just sleazy.

Enough Already said...

Well I feel stupid! said...

The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
This information isn't publicly known to protect the Neild family - and because they all think it's nobody's business.

---

If this is in fact true and the information was not publicly known to protect the Neild family, why are you posting the information on a public blog? Show some respect for people who didn't choose to be in the spotlight.

lindahoyt said...

Jon and Kate sure do lie easily and often, don't they?

They have both said over and over that "one parent is always with the kids"...yet now we learn that is not true...

lindahoyt said...

Where is the clip of the decorating show? I would really love to see it!

Snerk said...

If this is in fact true and the information was not publicly known to protect the Neild family, why are you posting the information on a public blog? Show some respect for people who didn't choose to be in the spotlight.

Maybe because that woman really isn't Gina Neild? Maybe if it is Gina, sitting on the front steps of the Gosselin house in sight of the paparazzi isn't avoiding notice behavior? Going to the park with Kate, kids, and paps in tow isn't avoiding the spotlight either. Nor is going to the Jonas Bros concert in a limo staying out of the limelight behavior. If they want to remain unknown, then don't go in front of the cameras. Your logic is as sound as Jon and Kate's.

Stop the show said...

@ Well I feel stupid

The woman in black having been spotted with Kate recently is not Gina Neild

Work In PR said...

Khate is making the rounds on the talk shows - Jane is on the front pages of many rags...it's all about the ratings. The show is starting to flounder and they've got to do something to generate interest. Their PR (that's public relations) handlers will do anything to keep them in the spotlight. With Kon, any attention, whether it's good or bad is still attention. We've learned from experience that the more negative the attention is the higher the ratings are. Khate is going to have to do something soon, her single, SAHM personna is not generating the ratings that TLC wants because everyone sees right through her.

WallyWinnie said...

I think the new "not a nanny" looks similar to "Babe". What ever happened to Deanna Hummel anyway?

What happened to Jane liking BLONDS? Another slam on Kate after she bleached her hair (well in hunks) her husband now seems to be attracted to brunettes!

Chris said...

Well I feel stupid! said...
The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
This information isn't publicly known to protect the Neild family - and because they all think it's nobody's business.
-----------------------------------
I think it's rather odd that "Gina Neild" would be surfacing now. Mrs. Neild has made it a point to remain under the radar, so to speak, and I can't understand why she would be surfacing now.

Rory said...

I kinda new to whole J&K thing... but I read her book and I was wondering who paid for the babies when they were born? She said something about insurance but neither one had a job, so did the state have to pay for the babies to be born. And also she says on an early tv show that she still worked as a nurse on saturdays, but in the book she said she stayed home full time. Which is true?

Kathi D said...

Now Jon seems to have bought himself a camera to play with. That lens alone (without the camera) costs $6,000. That's six thousand dollars.

Although I'm sure he bought it For the Kids.

Kathi D said...

Forgot the link:

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/08/09/jon-gosselin-paparazzi-camera/

Morgan said...

http://tv.yahoo.com/jon-kate-plus-8/show/42651/news/tv.tvguide.com/jon-kate-ratings-plunge-with-postsplit-return-20090805

Yay! Ratings are down!

~db~ said...


Well I feel stupid! said...
The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
This information isn't publicly known to protect the Neild family - and because they all think it's nobody's business.

Where did you come across this information or how did you come to this conclusion? Please share....

Terri said...

On that first freebie home make-over:

Yes, They must have been worried and exhausted and just wanted to go in and be with their babies.

Yes, the show should have been more sensitive to the emotional needs of this family (since they are so sensitive to the emotional needs of those around them... NOT).

However, many people worked very hard and were very generous to give of their time and talent to make some major improvements to the house. You don't live in a vacuum and know that these shows require a "big reveal" so you should have been preparing your reactions.

Most of all, in the immortal words of Katie Irene herself... "You get what you get and you don't get upset!"

It just gets worse and worse said...

Jon feels the need to throw away $6,000 on a camera with a super high powered lens to WATCH the Paps
watching him? If he's so worried about people photographing them, that he has to NOW turn the camera on them and play the same game, why doesn't he just take all of them the hell off tv, and that would be the END of it. What a true WASTE of money just to make a point and play the "I'm watching you now" game. He's whacky.

TUNDRA said...

I've seen a pic of Gina Neild and the woman in the black dress looks nothing like her. Perhaps it's Kate's friend Jamie Ayers?

met said...

Well I feel stupid! said...
The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
--------------------------------
-I thought Steve only had ONE child, a boy who is in college!

Tess said...

Jeez, Kate, just wth will it take. Your family is already being monitored by childabusewatch.net - isn't that enough of a clue?

http://www.abusewatch.net/Open%20letter%20(2)%20to%20John%20Hendricks%20TLC%20072309r.pdf

redskiesatnight said...

Well I feel stupid! said...
The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
This information isn't publicly known to protect the Neild family - and because they all think it's nobody's business.


I found this comment comical in that exactly what 'information' that you reference in your comment 'isn't publicly known'? The photographs were/are available for PUBLIC ACCESS via the internet. Any attempt at 'protecting' the IDENTITY and PRIVACY of said individuals was at risk the moment the photographs were taken and ultimately approved and released for PUBLIC viewing on NUMEROUS internet websites. It's only a matter of time before the indentity of said individual(s) is RECOGNIZED and revealed. Clearly, the intent behind the photographs wasnt about keeping things 'hush hush' but a test to see if the PUBLIC was paying attention!

Connie said...

The original home renovation

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php

Avary said...

Jon isn't ALLOWED in the house when it's not his turn to watch the kids????????? He's the kids' father!! He doesn't have a say if he can go in his own house??? He's STILL being bossed around by Kate!!! How can you say the kids father can't go in the house? Isn't he ever going to stand up to her???

Disgusted said...

Connie--thanks for the post to the pictures of the renovation --before & after. All I can say is that "beggars can't be choosers" and if ever there were beggars, it was the Gosselins.

Interestingly, and not surprisingly, none of the furniture or bedding looks like anything we saw of their house on tv. I am guessing she threw it all out. At the end of the day, the people who were more than happy to do this had more class in their generous efforts than they will ever be able to buy.

~db~ said...


-I thought Steve only had ONE child, a boy who is in college!


This is what I heard as well. Steve and Gina are older than Kon and Take...

A $6000 camera?! My gosh I looked at a new digital today because I wanted to get a decent one. (sort of pre Christmas shopping with hubby) and we found two very nice ones! The one with a panoramic view was $499 and the other was $299. Not sure on which one I will settle on, both were Sony's though and had quite a few bells and whistles.
Anyhow, $6000 for a camera is crazy! That would refurnish my living room quite nicely!

jillian said...

I don't watch anymore...because I don't care.

~db~ said...

Thanks Connie for the home renovation link. I will check it out!

Disgusted said...

How come TLC never showed, and Kate never discussed, the government aid that they received when the kids were infants? Wouldn't that have been information appropriate for what was supposed to be a documentary?

~db~ said...

I just checked out the renovations. The one bathroom WAS a little wild with the butterflies but I am assuming that was the girls bathroom. The master bathroom looked fine to me but the counter top I thought was a little wild also. The master bedroom looked awesome and the twins room and nursery I thought were very cute and appropriate for younger children. Paint can always be redone as the kids grow.

Kates not much of a decorator anyhow, what glimpses we have gotten of the McMansion, it appears to be very sparse and cold looking. I can't even recall photos or pictures on the wall.
I love to decorate and if I had the money they had, I would rather spend it making my house warm and cozy then on all the crap they blow it on.

black dress picture said...

the woman in the black dress is the friend from the tabloid article -- that picture was in the magazine.

fidosmommy said...

What looks nice in home decorations is certainly in the eye of the beholder. What appeals to you might not appeal to me at all. There lies the rub in trying to decorate somebody else's home.
I get really ticked off when decorators think they know what you should like and do it.

The TV show Trading Spaces really
got my goat because the decorators had no concern over the preferences of the family that had to live with the changes made.
They just wanted the drama of some
very modern rooms. If they had ever tried to build a compressed wood table or desk for me ....

I think this was the thinking behind the NBC Home Delivery program that did the Gosselin house changes - make it so the rooms will look completely different from anything anybody has ever seen before. It will translate very well on TV. Don't worry about the family liking it - that's not our goal.

Now the church people were probably there to please the Gosselins, but had the project overtaken by the NBC show.

Kathi D said...

No, no, the camera isn't $6000, that's just the LENS. The camera is a couple thousand more. For the Kids.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sq=desc&gclid=CITO9pOimJwCFQk_agod82iHcA&Q=&sb=ps&pn=1&ci=0&A=search&shs=Canon%20500Mm%20Lens

~db~ said...

One of the Stansel's little baby girls passed on yesterday...

I feel so sad for them, now they have lost two of their precious six infants. Modern technology can sometimes bring great heartache with it.

Jon and Kate are SO BLESSED that all six of their babies were born healthy and thrived. You'd think they would be so overwhelmed with thankfulness and love for these 8 beautiful children that they could put aside their own selfish desires and just ENJOY them with out all this other fiasco going on around them!
CHILDREN WERE NOT MEANT TO PROVIDE INCOME FOR THEIR PARENTS OR ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WORLD!!

~db~ said...


Kathi D said...
No, no, the camera isn't $6000, that's just the LENS. The camera is a couple thousand more. For the Kids.


YIKES! I think I just swallowed my gum!

Ms.Peach said...

Well I feel stupid! said...
The woman wearing the black dress in the photos with Kate taken last months is Steve Neild's wife Gina. She and Kate are friends - the families have spent quite a bit of time together.
The small boy is Gina and Steve's son. The little girl who went to the Jonas brother's concert is his sister.
---------------------------------

Not true.

Melissa said...

Lots of comments on the Balance Austin site about her speaking at their function:

http://austin.balance.fm/family-relationships/message/speakers

Unfortunately it came too late to do any good. I am writing the other events in hopes they will get their heads out of their butts:


Southern Women's Show
Friday, September 11 -Cleveland, OH
Thursday, September 17 - Charlotte, NC
Thursday, September 24 - Birmingham, AL
Friday, April 3 - Nashville, TN
Friday, April 24 - Raleigh, NC

The Women's Conference
Tuesday, October 27 - Long Beach, CA

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

I went over to Justjared last night and saw the picture of Jon with the camera. Honestly, when I looked at that picture of him with the camera, standing in front of that messy garage with that guy next to him, I thought of the Beverly Hillbillies. Specifically Jethro. That is who Jon reminds me of me. A country boy who struck it rich and doesn't know what to do with all the money. They fit into that mansion about as well as the Clampetts fit into Beverly Hills.

organizedblogroll said...

OMG, this interview is so full of lies, it's unbelievable.

Go for the hard questions, Meredith.
What a wus.

No mention of the boyfriend and their condo in Rockville, Md.??
What kind of interview is this??
Is everything about Jon? GIVE ME A BREAK. POOR KATE< BOO HOO HOO.

Jake said...

Avary said...
Jon isn't ALLOWED in the house when it's not his turn to watch the kids????????? He's the kids' father!! He doesn't have a say if he can go in his own house??? He's STILL being bossed around by Kate!!! How can you say the kids father can't go in the house? Isn't he ever going to stand up to her???


I expect it is something worked out by the lawyers and protects Jon as well as Kate. If he doesn't want Kate showing up at the house during his time, he can't just show up the house during her time.

BarbMae said...

Just saw Kate's interviews on the Today show. First segment was o.k. Meredith asking supposedly tough questions but never any tougher follow-up questions to get to the real truth. The second segment was I'm sad to say, cause I was really hoping she had changed just a little the same Kate. Her eyes told how p'o'd she is with Kevin and Jodi and IMO they will never be involved in the kid's lives again. It was pure Kate, mean, spiteful, vindictive. Also what bothered me is that she doesn't care what Jon does w/his life it doesn't affect her. Jon acting like a total fool and idiot. Wake up Kate it affects your children who you say you love so much. Jon bringing a cocktail waitress to intermingle w/your kids and even for the TLC show is outrageous. Same ole Kate, dodging answering any question honestly. The TLC show Jon and Kate Plus 8 will be gone soon, but......Kate is now making the interview circuits again and I have said this before, this fall she is going to have some kind of show on her own (around the time her cookbook will come out) and Kelly Ripa and her husband will be involved somehow. My only hope is that the kids won't be involved since they will be in school. Disgusting.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Kathi D said...
No, no, the camera isn't $6000, that's just the LENS. The camera is a couple thousand more. For the Kids.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sq=desc&gclid=CITO9pOimJwCFQk_agod82iHcA&Q=&sb=ps&pn=1&ci=0&A=search&shs=Canon%20500Mm%20Lens

8/09/2009 9:39 PM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I guess I only have one question. Why do we think he BOUGHT IT? He would have access via TLC camera crew wouldn't he? Maybe he was just playing around with one of their's - for the heck of it? Or possibly to see how much chatter it can cause?

Remember- pictures only tell 'part' of a story (?)

I'm just saying...........

TandLMommy28 said...

onnie said...

The original home renovation

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php

___

Thanks. Yeah, some of the decor was a bit gaudy in my opinion but man, they ripped those rooms down to nothing to do the remodel. There was a lot of effort put into that and typical Kate just whined and complained about it not meeting her standards.

I did notice the matching cribs, though, and have to wonder if it was this show that agreed to give her matching cribs? That would be reason enough for KATE to agree to a home reveal on the day she is supposedly so concerned about getting her babies home from the hospital.

I see YOU said...

How sick it that. Jon buys an $8,000 camera and lens so HE can watch the paps. Sick and sad.

flowergirl said...

When my daughter was 4 years old she was injured in a major store.
I sued the store on her behalf.
After Lawyers fees,Doctor fees and Misc.,She realized less then 10,000
That said,Her settlement had to be put into a court monitored C.D.
The reason, for that, is so the parent can't profit from the child.
If that has to be done for small
(relatively speaking)Why can't that be done for the Gosselin children?

Terri said...

..."Kates not much of a decorator anyhow, what glimpses we have gotten of the McMansion, it appears to be very sparse and cold looking. I can't even recall photos or pictures on the wall...."

This is something I have noticed all along. The E-town house was hardly decorated and seemed cold and unwelcoming. Think about it, does anyone remember any...

Curtains on the windows, pictures on the walls (other than the Willow Street freebies that came ready to hang), holiday decorations (other than the caged Christmas Tree), candid family photographs, personal touches??

Think about the kids rooms. Yes, they were painted and had lovely co-ordinating furniture, but were they decorated? Any cute kids bedding, anything hanging on the walls, any stuffed animals, anything?? ANYTHING???

The new house is only slightly better because it is actually furnished (more freebies). However, it looks like a big furniture store and not a home. It looks like a badly dressed MOVIE SET!!

At least when that home makeover show did their house the house was actually DECORATED!

I get it, she busy, she has eight kids, she's a business woman (cough, yack), but you don't have time to hang a wreath, frame a photo, pick up some free co-ordinated bedding? Seriously?

My son is a couple months younger than the tups and his room has been decorated twice (nursery theme and Thomas the Tank)and is scheduled for a whole overhaul as he starts kindergarten this year. He picked the theme and is helping with the decorations. His room is his home and should feel like his. Kate's "homes" have always felt like "houses." sad.....

amymo said...

Through it all, she said, her children have been the focus of her life.

This quote from the Viera interview just upsets me! !
“My kids are wonderful, amazing, healthy, normal, developing kids,” she said. They even watch the shows they star in. “This is our life. It’s the most real reality show you’ll see,” she told Vieira. “It is essentially home video for them. It is their favorite show to watch. They see Mommy and Daddy. I want them to see that each one of them was wanted and loved and cared for.”

The kids watch EDITED video on TV so that they can see that Mommy and Daddy loved them. They aren't experiencing it...they are being made to relive their experiences in an edited version.
I'm physically ill after this!
~Liberate the Gosselin 8~

Tina C. said...

It looks like the only constant force in the kids lives' at this point are the "not-a-nanny's" (and possibly the camera crew). It is a revolving door for mom and dad to come and go as they please. Bar hopping, romantic dates, tv and magazine interviews and very soon the speaking engagement return. Just wrong and very sad!

Pretty fed up said...

Why is everyone assuming that Jon bought that camera? Looks to me as though one of the photographers is walking alongside him and probably let Jon try out the camera to see what the view is with one of those highpowered lenses.

cdnmom47 said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
"Mommy" is the center of the universe to very small children. Now that Kate's kids are growing beyond this stage, like the very oxygen she breathes, Kate will need to find ongoing ways to get her drug of choice, attention. Won't matter if it's 'good' attention or 'bad' - her ego seems unable to differentiate.
------------------------

I think your whole post was dead on right...Kate doesn't seem to have the capability of differentiating between bad press and good...it's all attention to her. Sadly, it's going to affect her children more than it will ever affect her.

Geri said...

mullethead said...
Someday they will be the subject of a 'where are they now' interview.
****

In jail probably

Remy said...

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2009/08/kate_gosselins_today_show_appe.html


"That's probably one of the most hurtful things in all of this, when family turns on you and makes up lies and makes allegations and makes tens of thousands of dollars for doing it," Kate says. "This has become a business for them. It's a huge source of income for them to do this. It's almost too hurtful for words. This is a brother I was very, very close to."

Oh, the irony Khate. Oh, the irony.... HELLOOOOO!! Pot meet kettle.

Remy said...

You mean to tell me that you've been married for 9 yrs. And you can't remember when your husband moved out? **cough bu!!$h!tcough**

This woman is convinced that her job is to be a paid reality TV mother.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/kate-gosselin-still-wears-112004.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm

Remy said...

And here's the video of Khate on the "Today Show".

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/kate-gosselin-today-show-video

Jackie said...

In Kate's interview this morning on the today show she said that she couldn't believe her brother was using her children to make tens of thousands of dollars. Hello kettle this is pot, just thought you'd like to know you're black.

where did you go? said...

I don't mean to change the topic of your conversation but I don't really care what Kate Goesslin has to say today or any other day.
I don't mean to be ugly, but I am just fed up with J&K and will not watch anything they are on.

I have taken action though and wrote Regis & Kelly about my disappointment with them for having that Gosselin woman on their show come Thursday. I wont watch Regis & Kelly anymore either.

I enjoy reading your comments at times though and was wondering what happened to this site awhile back. It disappeared for awhile.

I hope TLC did not take you down, can someone please explain why this site was down?

mom-of-one said...

UGH, the today show interview this morning made me gag. The fake tears, handing over the tissue. You could see on Khate's face the desperate attempt to drum up the fake tears. NOT genuine at all, pathetic!

Other interesting "facts"......
No condo in MD. Really?
All 8 kids have substantial college savings plans, they WILL be going to college. (someone has been reading GwoP)

Kathi D said...

You who are saying Jon didn't necessarily buy the camera are right. I jump to the worst conclusions based on his recent history! :)

MelissaLG said...

I was stunned that Kate accused her brother and Jodi of taking money, and making a living off talking smack about her.

Seriously, even if this is true, how is this helping anything? Making such a serious, harsh accusation, will naturally lead to more press focused on Jodi and her brother. And they will defend themselves by reinforcing more negative information about Kate and the exploitation. And this will only fuel the fire more.

Why couldn't she just say she has no clue why they are maligning her and she wishes them "all the best" blah blah.

And she is so serious about avoiding press that she goes in "hiding" but yet opts to repeatedly play and hang out in the front yard at home in FULL view of cameras? Huh?

kateisdelusional said...

This quote from the Viera interview just upsets me! !
“My kids are wonderful, amazing, healthy, normal, developing kids,” she said. They even watch the shows they star in. “This is our life. It’s the most real reality show you’ll see,” she told Vieira. “It is essentially home video for them. It is their favorite show to watch. They see Mommy and Daddy. I want them to see that each one of them was wanted and loved and cared for.”

So in other words, just like J & K intentionally mislead the viewers, Kate utilizes J & K + 8 DVDs to mislead her children in to believing a life that does not and did not exist if it were not for the illusion that was created by way of the TLC editting process!
It's not enough that the Gosselin children are forced to play out their 'reality' per the terms and conditions of a TLC contract, but also is 'their favorite show to watch' ? How disturbing that the burden of proof that 'mommy and daddy love you' for the Gosselin children comes in the form of watching and re watching a DVD that is available nationwide for consumer purchase. If these are cherished memories for the Gosselin children that serve such a primary purpose as proof that they were/are loved and cared for, then why are these memories being SOLD for a COST?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Remy said...
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2009/08/kate_gosselins_today_show_appe.html


"That's probably one of the most hurtful things in all of this, when family turns on you and makes up lies and makes allegations and makes tens of thousands of dollars for doing it," Kate says. "This has become a business for them. It's a huge source of income for them to do this. It's almost too hurtful for words. This is a brother I was very, very close to."

Oh, the irony Khate. Oh, the irony.... HELLOOOOO!! Pot meet kettle.

8/10/2009 9:26 AM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oh Remy - I thought the EXACT same thing as I was hearing her words. I thought - can you hear yourself talk? You are SO describing your exact life.

The interview was basically what I expected - nothing new. Just more self-promotion of poor me. Didn't answer a single question at all....hedged anything of significance.

And some of her answers were down right comical I think. When she made the statement about what Jon is doing doesn't affect her? Say what?

And why the still poor me I didn't want this - but yet SHE FILED THE PAPERS?

MelissaLG said...

Kate said it was the most "real" reality show on TV?

Ummmm...ok.

Sorry, but if they wanted to be real, then they would show the reality of a broken 10 year marriage. I don't care how miserable the parents are, it is a traumatic, depressing, scary event for everyone.

All we saw was Kate smiling with her new "take on the world" positive attitude, happy kids, Jon being normal, passive Jon.

Sorry, but that's not real.

David Photog said...

Jon didn't buy that camera, he is borrowing it from one of the "paps" the tall bald guy is a "pap" and has been seen in other photos. The Just Jared photo is labed "Jon borrows camera".

Not that I would put it past Jon to spend money, however, give him credit when credit is due.

Sharla said...

Where did you go, I'm not sure what the problem is. We haven't been gone that I'm aware of. Blogger did have a glitch a couple of months ago where many blogs couldn't post or moderate comments but that lasted less than a day. There was Blogger software problem last fall that had us down for a few days but that was last fall.

Kathi D said...

Seriously. How could you not remember when your husband moved out of the house? How could any interviewer fail to follow up on THAT?

reenie0912 said...

Just as I thought, softball interview. Where were all the hard questions?? I STILL don't get why all these people cater to this woman. One thing I would've asked her is, what sacrifices has she made?? She kept saying she sacfrificed for her kids. How?? Spa trips? Vacations? New kitchens? Mansions? Gimme a break. When are the nominees for the Academy Awards going to be announced?? I'd like to nominate Kate. Great performace this morning!

NotAFan said...

At least part of Jodi and Kevin's past comments have been collaborated by Kate. Kate stated on the Today Show this morning, "No one makes money off of my kids!" Aunt Jodi said that's what ended her involvement eith the kids when TLC wanted to pay her and Kate blew up over possible compensation. We can figure Jodi and Kevin are being truthful. Keep speaking out Jodi and Kevin. Your nieces and nephews do matter.

Beejcctx said...

Terri said:
"My son is a couple months younger than the tups and his room has been decorated twice (nursery theme and Thomas the Tank)and is scheduled for a whole overhaul as he starts kindergarten this year. He picked the theme and is helping with the decorations. His room is his home and should feel like his. Kate's "homes" have always felt like "houses." sad....."

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You are RIGHT - it is a SET and as such it CANNOT be able to PROMOTE anything but what is brought in by TLC.

The editors would gag and fuss if they had to blur out entire rooms.... but yes my daughter's room went Pooh, then Pink/white and is now Asian blue. Except for the Pooh stuff nothing was licensed.

I'm sure that if "Despereax" had HUGE tie-ins with clothing and bedding we would have seen the kids with it - but yes they live sanitized lives, no comic books, no books really that I have seen, no movie/tv tie-in clothes - I mean most kids their age/s know about: GI JOE, Transformers, Star Wars, Hilary Duff, Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers for the older girls.

But not in this house - can't advertise something or someone who didn't PAY to be in the Truman, I mean Gosselin show.

Deanna said...

So, is it bad that I want this show cancelled in part so I can go back to watching What Not to Wear? I love that show, but I'm boycotting TLC! I was channel surfing and paused on it the other day, but I couldn't even enjoy Stacy and Clinton without thinking "You are supporting child exploitation" and changing the channel.

I know, I'm shallow.

Beejcctx said...

uneasy - well spoken and I totally agree with you!

When I hit the "main stream" comments areas like: Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, whatever - I ALWAYS BRING THE FOCUS BACK TO WHAT THIS IS: CHILD EXPLOITATION.

Everyone in the media keeps playing Wizard of Oz with this - "Nope don't look over there! Lemme show you Jon's latest skanky ho! No...no...over here, see Kate crying, she is such an exhausted mom....oh wait and look her brother and sister and law are meanies who only want money"

ANYTHING to keep the REAL QUESTION from being asked.

I pray daily that Paul Petersen can make head way, but he is in California. At the VERY LEAST - a politician in Pennsylvania should CARE enough about these children and the verbal, physical abuse AND exploitation to ask the Attorney General's office for an investigation.

I am in Texas and yet I am so outraged that no one has come forward - and I post and pray daily. I wish I was a lawyer, I would try to pass the bar there just to try and help those kids.

This is a sad sad commentary on our modern society that this is allowed.

Nope, can't answer that said...

It wouldn't have mattered WHAT Kate was asked on the morning show, SHE WAS NOT GOING TO ANSWER.
She danced around and side stepped every single question, and most she simply didn't answer at all. You could see when she was lying, she got all tongue tied and was VERY evasive. She threw Kevin under the bus when that was clearly NOT his intention to make money off Kate, and she KNOWS it.
Kate refused to let TLC pay them way back when for being on the show and opening their home to the world, and Kate said "NO, no one benefits from our kids but us."
So WHAT if her brother made a few dollars from free babysitting and helping them out all the time. It was no money out of HER pocket. That is GREED, straight up. Veiara
should have kept digging when she saw Kate avoiding any good questions.

Can't tell the truth said...

How pathetic is it when your only friends are your (paid) bodyguard and his wife that live out of state. Plus, we all know Kate bought the condo, but it can never be proven, because as the condo people said, its in an attorney's name. Each time Kate opened her mouth lie after lie came out.

total bs said...

I have been a long time lurker of this site and have never commented but I just HAD to comment on this one. I just recently got divorced after being married for 9 years and I can tell you just about to the day every event that happened from the time we started having trouble to when he moved out to filing etc.... For her to say she doesn't remember when he moved out is total BS. She knows exactly but if she answered it truthfully it would make her look bad because Jon has been telling the truth. She will say and do anything to make herself look better. And the comments on Jodi was ridiculous. If they were really trying to make money off of this they would be EVERYWHERE like KON instead of just a couple of talk shows here and there. Like I said total BS.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I just watched QFI's interview (it was posted on AOL, I didn't tune into the show) and thought that she sounded so rehearsed and scripted. Like someone else said, I cannot understand why everyone is catering to this woman. She is a hateful tyrant that has made a living by exploiting her children. And how dare she say the things that she did about Aunt Jodi and Kevin. QFI is the ONE is is making money off of her children!!

Heather said...

Why is she still wearing her ring? For the kids? Doesn't that send them a mixed message?

Kate is disingenuous, and she thinks the general public must be complete idiots if she believes she can pull the wool over everyone's eyes.

This woman needs to take off the ring! Then she needs to build a bridge and get over herself.

marypoppins said...

bcsurvivor2001 said...
Remy said...
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2009/08/kate_gosselins_today_show_appe.html


"That's probably one of the most hurtful things in all of this, when family turns on you and makes up lies and makes allegations and makes tens of thousands of dollars for doing it," Kate says. "This has become a business for them. It's a huge source of income for them to do this. It's almost too hurtful for words. This is a brother I was very, very close to."
__________________________________ I have not seen every interview that Jodi and Kevin have done.
However, the ones I did,it was always about protecting the kids, asking people not to watch the exploitation etc.

If there were lies Kate could sue for slander.

Jodi and Kevin have not said anything that we all did not guess-
eg there are lots of people helping behind the scenes, she has lots of baby sitters, they tape long hours etc. And they speak in broad terms, they dont give specific examples with names of children

I bet they could tell lots of behind the scenes dirt if they wanted.

Sukie said...

Kate is doing the Today Show and Jon is doing an E! interview all in the same day...soooo, who's watching the kids today?

And if everything they do is for their kids, exactly how do these interviews regarding their divorce and possible affairs benefit the children?

Those poor children - I feel more and more pity for them by the day!

marypoppins said...

NotAFan said...
At least part of Jodi and Kevin's past comments have been collaborated by Kate. Kate stated on the Today Show this morning, "No one makes money off of my kids!" Aunt Jodi said that's what ended her involvement eith the kids when TLC wanted to pay her and Kate blew up over possible compensation
_________________________________
Um I would bet that for every dollar J and K make, TLC makes 10!

marypoppins said...

kateisdelusional said...
This quote from the Viera interview just upsets me! !
“My kids are wonderful, amazing, healthy, normal, developing kids,” she said. They even watch the shows they star in. “This is our life. It’s the most real reality show you’ll see,” she told Vieira. “It is essentially home video for them. It is their favorite show to watch. They see Mommy and Daddy. I want them to see that each one of them was wanted and loved and cared for.”

___________________________________
This show is soo scripted.

You dont need to "see" you were loved, you are supposed to feel it.

I guess they can "see" where kate says that parents of multiples have higer rates of divorces.

They can see her being cruel to Collin by repeatedly threatening to throw mr bear out

Just wait until they grow up and can understand the unkind exchanges between the parents.

When they learn the presents daddy brough home were really product placements.

When they see footage showing what awful people Jodi and Beth were.

Kate The Fake said...

Is the second part of the interview where she's talking about Jodi and Kevin posted anywhere? I have only seen the first half.

It is very clear that Kate lied throughout that whole thing, and the sad thing is, I really don't think she gets how easy that is to see. The baby talk, the fake tears, not knowing how to answer the questions is not Kate.

I heard a bit of the real Kate when Meredith pushed about the date of the seperation and Kate hurried and said "yeah, yeah yeah" in an an annoyed way.

The whole not taking off her wedding ring is not for the kids. I do not remember her wedding ring being that big up until about the time of the vow renewal. She keeps that ring on because I don't think she views it as a wedding ring. She likes the ring, so she wears it. I'm sure it's very confusing to the kids why Mommy is still wearing her wedding ring when she and daddy are not together, but I see a lot of mixed messages that couple is sending the kids.

As for why the media keeps paying attention to them is simple. The public is still watching, so the media can make money. I believe that every word of that interview was scripted. I've heard of celebrities who provide the interviewers with a list of questions that is acceptable to ask. Anything else is off limits. The celebrity has rehearsed with their publicist every word that they can say in how to answer these questions and how to avoid answering other questions if they are asked.

As you see, Kate did not talk about anything that would point fingers at her, suddenly claiming these were private matters. Since when is anything in her family private? Apparenly only when it involves Kate looking bad.

franky said...

good article here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/08/10/2009-08-10_dont_let_a_good_salary_get_in_the_way_of_making_positive_changes_.html

PJ said...

marypoppins said...
I have not seen every interview that Jodi and Kevin have done.
However, the ones I did,it was always about protecting the kids, asking people not to watch the exploitation etc.

If there were lies Kate could sue for slander.


They were the ones that first went public with allegations about Kate having an affair with the bodyguard. They said Jon told them he suspected it. I never did understand how they thought that was good for the kids to get that information out there. But I think that was the info Radar On Line really wanted.

Kevin and Jodi just need to let the world know that they didn't make any money on the interviews.

Allie Shaw said...

"Kevin and Jodi just need to let the world know that they didn't make any money on the interviews."

But....what if they did make money?

Lala said...

why is kate even doing these interviews?!? they are not fully addressing the situation on the show, so just let it drop already! and shame on nbc for continually promoting this nonsense. believe me, i get why she's doing it, but how many times can a person sell their soul?!? not to mention that of their own children. awful.

this is the first jon has come out and said anything and i would too if the world thought i was the bad guy. however, i think his initial stance of not addressing any of this was best for his kids and himself.

i sometimes catch parts of the reruns, but generally just see what's online about these two wunderkinds! These kids must think all parents air their dirty laundry on tv. nuts. totally nuts.

Remy said...

Kate The Fake said...
Is the second part of the interview where she's talking about Jodi and Kevin posted anywhere? I have only seen the first half.

Here is Part 2

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/32357178#32357178

It is very interesting how Khate all of a sudden perks up and is able to answer Meredith's question straight on without hemming and hawing like she did in Pt.1. Speaking of Meredith, try as she might she just could not go in fo the kill. She did though make a half-assed attempt to grill her. I have no doubt that Matt Lauer would have gone for her jugular within the first 2 questions.

TLC's attempt at the "Can Do Khate" martyrdom last minute plug in hopes of generating a new ratings bonanzaa has back fired horribly in my opinion. Khate came across so incredibly fake and phony in part 1 and side stepped every single question and she tried so hard to cry on cue. Perhaps the TLC P-people (Producer's, Publicists, or PA's) were too far out of range to hand her her glisten drops for her "tears." Khate, next time just use the old fashioned method and pluck a nose hair or two. That will generate some tears for ya.

I think attempts to sway public opinion back to the new and improved "Can Do" Khate is experiencing some serious backlash.

In Pt. 2 you saw the REAL Khate. The I am gonna to milk my eight little piles of cash forever if TLC lets me and how dare Kevin or Aunt Jodi make money off of my kids. **Clapping in rhythm** Say it with me, "No one makes money off of my kids but ME."


So, she has to hide from the papparazzi when she's not with her kids. Well, if that's the case, someone needs to tell her that she's not very good at hiding.

And do these kids not have any other DVD's to watch other than J&K Plus 8? They have got to be sick of watching Mommy and Daddy their favorite show (rolling my eyes) by now? I know that I am. Free the G8! Thank goodness it's Monday WE Channel here I come.

Ms.Peach said...

Kate is so pathetic. She said she couldn't remember when Jon moved out! Get real. At least Meredith tried, but Kate had been drilled by her handlers on what to expect.

Further, I hope Kevin and Jodi respond to Kate calling them liars and making money off her kids. If Kate was really telling the truth, she would sue them. Kevin, Jodi and Jon all said she gave Jon the boot in October and she WOULD NOT answer Meredith.

Can anyone verify that she had lunch with Gina Neild and that she's friends with this family? If she is, then how come Gina hasn't made a comment or showed up at the Gosselin compound? How come Gina wasn't in NC?

Finally, those "sacrifices". What is she talking about? Free vacations, free products, new cars, jewelry, and a brand new kitchen to boot. All I can say is "Liar, liar, pants on fire." Those kids may be going to college but the rest of the money will be long gone.

Bree said...

Lordy bee . . .

Check out this article:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/1709182,kate-gosselin-jon-plus-8-zwecker-081009.article

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Lordy bee . . .

Check out this article:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/1709182,kate-gosselin-jon-plus-8-zwecker-081009.article
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Too bad all these "insiders" don't have their own cameras or recorders to catch all this good stuff. A hidden mike would have been so nice at that point. I don't doubt most of what is in that article is true - but unfortunately it's still all hearsay.

Truth Sizzles said...

Kate's interview tells me 2 things for sure:

1) Kate reads all her vapid, senseless 'fan sites' and is starting to believe the rumors of Jodi & Kevin being paid. It obviously makes her feel better about herself to believe the only reason they would speak out is for a dollar (like her, so she understands it).

and

2) Julie was telling the truth about the confrontation where Kate said to Kevin something like "No one makes money off our kids but us." She said the same thing this morning almost verbatim.

Pauper Princess said...

Kathi D said...
Seriously. How could you not remember when your husband moved out of the house? How could any interviewer fail to follow up on THAT?
8/10/2009 10:18 AM


Yeah, you would think she'd remember that half-day she gave herself to get over it, to. LOL.

MelissaLG said...

WOW. Just wow. Even though it's "hearsay" -- it is highly believable. And it only reinforces known perceptions of Kate.

The ONLY thing she has had going for her is mass media sympathy, throwing her softball interviews, and making her look like a victim.

And now she goes and blows it? What was she thinking?


"Another staff member also said that when Gosselin learned there was a chance the cameras might catch sight of the large entourage accompanying her (likely to illustrate how much her life has changed becoming a celebrity on the troubled reality show ‘‘Jon & Kate Plus Eight’’), ‘‘she strongly hinted she would walk off the show,” before the interview with Today co-host Meredith Vieira.

The final note: As Gosselin was departing the “Today” set at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York, she was overheard trashing Vieira. ‘‘Which is even more crazy,’’ added the second source. ‘‘Meredith very clearly, and in a straightforward way, asked exactly the questions you’d expect. She asked about the alleged affair with her bodyguard — which really seemed to piss [Kate] off, her relationship with Jon, how her kids were doing and whether ‘if you could do it over again, would you?’ ’’

She's unraveling said...

So Kate trashed and cursed "like a drunkin sailor about Meredith."
She threatened to walk off the show if they showed her "entourage", which she refused to let be shown. NBC staffers said "with all the 'big egos' that have come throught these doors, Kate was by far the biggest bitch."
WOW...Yet they all still 'invite' her on. Why can't they get it. She is a nutty, mean and angry witch, with huge mental problems.... Which by the way is all starting to come out. She's coming apart.

rosie said...

Wow, thanks, that Suntimes review of the Today show was a real eye opener. So Kate always expects an easy interview and she was like a caged bear when she left the show, because she hated the questions Meredith asked her. GOOD, come undone Kate, we already KNOW what and who you are, now the world is seeing.

Pauper Princess said...

One more thing that I'd like to add...

TV Guide issue this week has these two on the cover and TVG is reporting that J&K are making $1.5 million EACH.

I didn't read the article - just read the cover while in the checkout line.

Enough Already said...

Ms.Peach said...

Further, I hope Kevin and Jodi respond to Kate calling them liars and making money off her kids. If Kate was really telling the truth, she would sue them. Kevin, Jodi and Jon all said she gave Jon the boot in October and she WOULD NOT answer Meredith.

Can anyone verify that she had lunch with Gina Neild and that she's friends with this family? If she is, then how come Gina hasn't made a comment or showed up at the Gosselin compound? How come Gina wasn't in NC?
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Perhaps Jodi and Kevin aren't responding because they did make money for their interviews. How come their defender Julie hasn't refuted that rumor if it's not true?

Maybe Gina Neild doesn't want to inject herself into the drama. I sure wouldn't. Why is that surprising? As for not showing up at the Gosselin compound or going on vacation with them, I have numerous friends in other parts of the country who have a) never been to my house; and b) never been on vacation with me. It's really not that odd.

Falling apart said...

What in hell are these "Sacrifices" she whining about? She lives the life of a Diva for goodness sake. She has millions in the bank and a million dollar home, trips, jewelry, bodyguards, vehicles, homes, condos, and on and on.
She blew up at the NBC staff there because they tried to film her entourage, so she threatened to walk out. Does she sound like the kind of brat the young singers and actresses portray? Yet she's 34 yrs. old. Grow up Kate, you are no one special, and its all getting ready to collapse, just stand by.

my9cats said...

Imagine that.
A good Christian woman cursing like a drunken sailor.
It's all starting to come out.
Thank God.

FOBS said...

I was thinking the same thing, Falling Apart, what sacrifices? That she had to reschedule a spa visit one day because it interfered with taping?

Please.

And where are those pics of her with the woman having coffee that day? That was NOT Gina Neild.

Daner said...

Kate is out shopping with her BF and allegedly his wife has moved out of his house.

rosie said...

Did you catch the viciousness today ALMOST creep to the surface, when Meredith asked about Kevin? She was ready to blow, and she started getting reved up, you could see her getting ALL hot headed, then she paused and caught herself. She is VERY guarded to keep up her FAKE image. She is welled trained and well versed on how to NOT answer questions.

Disgusted said...

If I were really in hiding from the papparazzi, I wouldn't want to go on tv for an interview either. It's not like they can't find her or follow her home. This woman is sooooooooooo stupid. And one more thing--why is it that she gets to go home and hide from the P-people but the kids get left behind and stuck in their view? Because Kate's a liar, that's why.

someoneneedstoslaphersilly said...

IMO, Kate's response of 'they are jealous' in response to questions regarding Jodi and Kevin, IMO clearly examples just how DELUSIONAL she is!!

Vanessa said...

Check out the pics of Khate shopping in NYC this afternoon on Just Jared. Love the smile, must be because STEVE is right there by her side. No way she was going to leave NY without blowing some more of her kids hard earned money.

Chicago said...

This whole dog & pony show reminds me of the song "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical "Chicago"....

"...Give em the old flim flam, flummox, fool and fracture em. How can they hear the truth above the roar? Throw 'em a fake and a finagle. They'll never know you're just a bagel, razzle dazzle em and they'll beg you for more."

"...Give em the old three ring circus, stun and stagger em. When youre in trouble go into your dance..."

Kate is now going into her dance. At the close of the song Billy sings...

"Long as you keep em way off balance, how can they spot you got not talents? Razzle dazzle them and they'll make you a star."

Kate - we don't have any sequins in our eyes and we see right through you.

Donna Day said...

RE Kate Major's comments: I’m sorry but kate 2.0: that’s stupid judgement on your part. Jon is a newly divorced man. ANY GUY who just got out of a marriage or long term serious relationship will NOT want to start another serious relationship. It’s a guy thing - they wanna “play the field” and will take advantage of this oppurtunity to be a “player” b/c that’s the only time you can be one - post break up. If she was a smart woman, she could’ve separated her personal vs professional feelings.

RE Kate Gosselin: no words for you. As Daffy duck would say, "you are dispicable"

RE Jon Gosselin's response on both Kates: i was on your side until you were being "careless". Your comment on both kates was probably the smartest thing you've EVER said. Civil and general to the ex wife and "good riddance" to someone who's just mad she can't be with you.

Sandy said...

@Allie Shaw

Who cares if Jodi and Kevin made money? They deserved to be compensated for cameras in their home..KON has made MILLIONS and any money Jodi and Kevin MAY have made is not even comparable..they have spoken out and tried to protect those kids which is more than KON has ever done for their own kids

constance said...

The continuing saga of this family continues to amaze me. Last night my 11 year old called to watch the show. I went down, but only to shut it off. We had a long discussion about what is happening with this show and the trash that she sees in line at the grocery store. I simply related the Gosslin situation to our own. When her Father left her and her four siblings it was a very painful time. As a family we spent time working through our pain and do to this day. We were able to do it privately not with cameras and commentary at every turn. My position is this....if other people want to watch this unfold that is their decision but we are not going to participate. The show is off our viewing list.
Constance

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I am so looking forward to Kevin and Jodi responding to what Kate had to say. Kate is such a phony, that it is disgusting. Nothing anyone says will convince me that Steve is just Kate's bodyguard. There is more to their relationship,and sooner or later it will all come out. I'm sure that Kate's lawyers have told her to keep a low profile with "lovers."

I really wish the talk shows would think twice before having Kate on.

Remy said...

Vanessa said

Check out the pics of Khate shopping in NYC this afternoon on Just Jared. Love the smile, must be because STEVE is right there by her side.
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That's because he was.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/new-video-kate-gosselin-bodyguard-go-shopping


But stupid us we're supposed to believe that she is hiding out from the paparazzi. Yeah, oh ok Khate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

OMG. Saw part of segment 1 of The Today Show i'vu but turned off my TV because Kate Gosselin is nauseating.

Seriously, the woman is unbalanced.

She seems to actually believe her own press - that she's a courageous hero in this debacle. The loyal, lonely hero to whom no sacrifice is too large for her beloved children (oh, except for pulling the plug on her 'reality show').

"Discretion is the better part of valor" - actual heros (people with grace and integrity) do not air their dirty laundry in public (especially when children are involved). They do not throw others under the bus, most especially their own family members. They do not call attention to themselves by continuously announcing their tribulations, nor do they claim courage and victory over their difficulties (ala the new "Can Do Kate").

Conversely, actual heros put their head down against Life's cold winds, close their mouth, open their ears, eyes, and, most especially, their heart, and they silently and without flourish and fanfare look for ways to help those around them. They do not attempt to get everything and everone focused on THEM.

And let me get this straight... the Gosselins profess to speak openly about all things to their children and, so, the kids have been told of the impending divorce that is to be finalized very soon, right? What, then, is the logic in Kate calling attention to still wearing her wedding ring? How are 8 & 5 yr olds supposed to make sense of their parents being in the middle of a highly publicized divorced, yet their mom proudly continues to wear her wedding band?! Whuuut??! Just one more ploy - the ring is like everything else, the kids, the mansion, the dogs, the pretense of Kate being a great cook - PROPS. Kate wants to be sure she is seen as the deserted wife who remains true to her vows even when her spouse is publically flaunting his newfound single status. The ring removal is being set up - a Big Reveal, a 'family' milestone, a tug at sentiment (cue the tears, tissues and violins).

Is Kate a sociopath or merely delusional? I leave that to the psych professionals to determine, but the more we learn about & observe her, the more reason we have to be concerned for those 8 kids.

If we do not see at least some of the 8 on "True Hollywood Stories"-type programming within the next several years, it will be a miracle.

Connie said...

"....before you say Jon should have been home with his other children, RadarOnline.com has heard through the grapevine that he and Kate have an agreement that prevents him from going to the Pennsylvania house when it’s her designated time with the kids. So even though Kate was out of town, Jon still wasn’t allowed to be home."


http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/exclusive-photos-party-jon-gosselin-and-hailey%E2%80%99s-excellent-bar-adventure


'splains a lot.

grannyoftwo said...

you know Kate can say anything she wants to try and hide all of this mess she has made of their lives, but the fact remains that I believe the radio disc jockey that saw her holding hands in an intimate way with Steve the body guard. That is not just a "friendly" thing to do, in my opinion, that is adding fodder to a situation that doesn't need anything added to begin with. It is getting deeper and deeper my friends. How deep will it have to get before it completely swallows her up entirely? Problem is it will swallow up the children with her and she doesn't even care. As long as she is doing it for them, right?

NT said...

There is an article in the sun-times about how much of a bi---h Kate was at the interview. It says they told her that her entouage might be on camera to show how things have changed with her and she said she would walk out. Also,she was trashing the host on her way out and cussing like a sailor. Now why wasn't that on camera.I found the article on my google page under Kate Gosselin.

Cher said...

The original home renovation

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php

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I hate to side with Kate, but if I came home to those "improvements", I'd be pissed too.

Momof2 said...

I didn't watch but saw the recorded interview online...all I have to say is UMMMMM.....I mean UMMM...it was UMMMM...for lack of a better word UMMM...

No fool like an old fool said...

NO WONDER Kate got so angry this morning when Meredith asked if she was having an affair with Steve. He was WITH HER at the STUDIO!
After the show she was photographed out shopping with guess who...Steve!,,, and the fool is holding all her bags. (radaronline)

Tetotomom said...

Kate said that the ring had been there for 10 years...didn't she get a new one when they did the renew thing in Hawaii? One that she really liked and wanted. She said she really meant what she said in the vows in Hawaii but apparently Jon didn't .She knew when they were creating that farce in Hawaii that is all it would be. I can't stand her. She said she loved the Jon she used to know. That was the Jon that she bossed around like a child is the reason she loved him then. The fake.

She's Come Undone (It's A Song) said...

grannyoftwo said...
"you know Kate can say anything she wants to try and hide all of this mess she has made of their lives, but the fact remains that I believe the radio disc jockey that saw her holding hands in an intimate way with Steve the body guard. That is not just a 'friendly' thing to do, in my opinion, that is adding fodder to a situation that doesn't need anything added to begin with. It is getting deeper and deeper my friends. How deep will it have to get before it completely swallows her up entirely? Problem is it will swallow up the children with her and she doesn't even care. As long as she is doing it for them, right?"
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I'm glad you brought this up because I've thought of that, too (the hand-holding sighting). There's just too many cover-ups in this tangled story...and it's getting worse.

It's very stressful to get caught up in so many lies and try to keep it all straight so you don't cross stories. I did it once, when I was trying to keep my job while my husband relocated to another state for work...I was afraid if they knew I'd be following if I could ever get a buyer for my house, they'd let me go before I was ready. It would have been better to just be truthful and take a chance; be strong and hopeful. I was a nervous wreck during that time. I couldn't remember what I'd say to whom. Actually, I think I was coming undone, and I think Kate probaby is also.

She needs to stop, just STOP, everything. Quit talking, quit parading around for paps. Just let it go. Take the money and run. Save yourself and your kids. Just get quiet somewhere; get centered. Start over...with sanity. But she won't. Neither will Jon. Jodi said as much a long time ago with one of the earlier radaronline interviews. There's too much money at stake...apparently millions. Ruined lives...but lots of money.

Wouldn't keep me warm at night.

MelissaLG said...

What I don't understand is if Kate is telling the truth and Steve is not her lover....then does it not compromise her security by having him with constantly, in that it provokes paparazzi, negative media, and further breaches of her privacy?

Wouldn't the children's and Kate's security interests be better served by a guard who does not attract attention like this?

Clearly, there is a personal relationship btw Kate and Steve that has overridden common sense. They want to be together. And why would two attractive people insist on being together if they were not romantically involved?

Still scratching my head.

Huh? said...

MelissaLG said...

What I don't understand is if Kate is telling the truth and Steve is not her lover....then does it not compromise her security by having him with constantly, in that it provokes paparazzi, negative media, and further breaches of her privacy?

Wouldn't the children's and Kate's security interests be better served by a guard who does not attract attention like this?

Clearly, there is a personal relationship btw Kate and Steve that has overridden common sense. They want to be together. And why would two attractive people insist on being together if they were not romantically involved?

Still scratching my head.

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So if they were unattractive, you wouldn't be suspicious of their being together, but because you think they are both attractive, they must be having an affair? Uh, I'm scratching my head at that.

MelissaLG said...

So if they were unattractive, you wouldn't be suspicious of their being together, but because you think they are both attractive, they must be having an affair? Uh, I'm scratching my head at that.

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As if my suspicions were that unfounded. lol Kate wishes.

My main reason that I think those two are romantically involved is that it makes NO sense for Steve to continue to provide one-on-one security for Kate given the facts.

The bottom line is that media suspects an affair mainly b/c of eyewitness accounts, and the mere fact that they are two attractive people that spend tons of time together without their significant others around (if any). Sorry, it may be shallow, but if Kate were a troll, or Steve looked like a hobbit -- it is unlikely that anyone would be suspicious at all.

Because of the suspicion and rumors, Steve and Kate, together draw more unwanted attention to the family and the children.

And if Steve is such a giant in the security business, he knows his presence presents a security risk to the family. He should assign another person to Kate and family. But Steve's judgment is obviously clouded. And in my experience, there is usually ONE thing that causes this kind of stupid behavior by normally smart people: Sex, romantic entanglement, all of the above.

If it walks like a duck...

Ladylou said...

A stay in the Essex House in New York at $400. plus a night. WOW!
She does live a pampered life now doesn't she?
The majority of us on this site will never do a forth of what the Gosselins do. The free everything over and over again. Please tell me something they have paid for? Their bank account just keeps adding up while they get everything free while the rest of us pay our way through this life, ours goes down and down.
No wonder she has that Cheshire Cat grin while holding the Schwartz toy bag. More stuff for the spoiled Gosselin 8 that those of you still watching have bought.
Please just stop it now.
It really gets easier when you picture Kate's face when this whole thing is called "Quits". Priceless!

MelissaLG said...

A stay in the Essex House in New York at $400. plus a night. WOW!
She does live a pampered life now doesn't she?

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Yep. She is really sacrificing for those children isn't she? The horror of a 4 star hotel!

BTW, Jon is paying $4K a month for his NYC apartment. I suspect that he chose this location b/c it helps him avoid hotels. His apartment is close to his publicist, lawyers, and media outlets where he does press interviews, etc. He has security, his own stuff, doesn't have to eat out.

Maybe he is not such an idiot after all?

Ummm...or maybe he is.

a rose is a rose said...

I saw the response from the Calif.
Woman's Conference with Maria Schriever and that they made sure to say that Kate would NOT be speaking, only signing books with a few other woman. Right. Now all of a sudden they are back peddling. Before I know they said that Kate would be explaining her situation and how she's coping,but now she's just signing books? Something's afoot.

Donna Day said...

OKay, so there's been ALOT of crazy events goin on in just on day about jon and the kates so I thought I would relieve everyone of this drama and share the latest parody of jon and kate: hahaha ENJOY!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egiw8xvE1u4

Lorraine said...

Today I saw a clip of Kate talking to Meredith Vieira. Meredith asked Kate why she no longer has a relationship with her brother and sister-in-law. Kate said, unbelievably, that Kevin and Jodie were "trying to make money off my children." I think Kate should have added, "I'm the only one who allowed to make money off my kids -- and I do."
I don't know how anyone can STAND Kate Gosselin. She seems like such a deceitful, conniving b---ch.

I Believe Kevin And Jodi said...

total BS said, "And the comments on Jodi was ridiculous. If they were really trying to make money off of this they would be EVERYWHERE like KON instead of just a couple of talk shows here and there. Like I said total BS."
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I agree with you. Jodi and Kevin were selective about how they tried to get the word out about stopping the child exploitation with the filming. They picked a paper source, a TV source and an online source, if I'm getting that right. Then they sat back. As I always say, Jodi and Kevin are darned if they do, darned if they don't. There's a clamor for somebody in the family to speak out on behalf of the kids, so they do, and then they're slammed. And you know what? If Jodi and Kevin did get paid for these interviews, so what? Personally, I think at least one of the eight kids will be glad that SOMEONE brought up the issue of their loss of privacy in childhood when they go back over things as adults.

TUNDRA said...

I would imagine TLC is paying Steve Neild for his professional services, not Kate.

The incentive for Steve to come back into the picture is simple: he makes money and TLC benefits from keeping Kate happy.

What I find interesting is IIRC Steve Neild, himself, has never issued a formal statement denying an affair with Kate Gosselin but his wife has.

Do I have that right?

lindahoyt said...

So Kate says in her Today show interview that she had lunch with Gina Neild in Maryland....hmmmmmmm where were the paps? Seem like that would have been a million dollar photo.

Toofar said...

I happened upon a picture from the tups birthday and there was a big bowl of Goldfish crackers for the kids to eat! Darn it! My children will be sad to see them gone from their snack time!

Steve wake up too said...

Is this Gina Neild character some sort of nut also? Can this woman please put her foot down and stop being a doormat for Kate and Steve and tabloid fodder? What a martyr.
Get a backbone woman, speak up, open your eyes. This is beyond NORMAL or job related for your husband. He also, ought to wise up. That prissy pocketbook holder.
They make me SICK.

HeNeedsANewJobDescription said...

No fool like an old fool said...
NO WONDER Kate got so angry this morning when Meredith asked if she was having an affair with Steve. He was WITH HER at the STUDIO!
After the show she was photographed out shopping with guess who...Steve!,,, and the fool is holding all her bags. (radaronline)
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If he's holding all her bags, how can he guard her body? Would he just go swinging the bags at anybody who comes near her?

Nova said...

This business about Jon not being allowed to visit the compound when it wasn't his 'time' with the kids reminded me of a young couple I know.

Both were young people who, within a few months, got pregnant and had a child. They broke up and agreed sharing custody 50/50, although since the mom didn't work even before she got pregnant, the father was told to pay child support.

For the first couple of years, the Mom was insistant that the visitation schedule be carried out to the minute. But the dad soon found that even though mom picked up the child at the exact moment decreed by the custody agreement, she usually took the child to another relatives home and was gone for much of her visitation time.

Eventually the mom admitted that her friends had warned her that she could lose custody and child support, or even have to pay child support if the father could prove he had the child for even slightly more than half the time.

After a few years, the mom found a new man and turned the child over to the father on the condition that he never actually try to collect child support from her, and that he allow her to claim the child on her taxes every other year. She rarely had much to do with the kid after that. Now the mom is alone, and can't understand why the child only wants a casual relationship with 'Mom'.

Kate doesn't want the kids, but she definately doesn't want Jon to be able to say he spent more time with them than she has.

konhasyoufooled said...

Kathi D said...

Seriously. How could you not remember when your husband moved out of the house? How could any interviewer fail to follow up on THAT?
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Ya what was that all about? I don't think she saw that question coming. How could she not know when he left? Guess that wasn't part of her prepared speech. Also when she was talking about her wedding rings I just don't see 5 year old kids even comprehending what that ring is for let alone be upset by not wearing it. Somebody must sit up all night and think up this garbage. I hope the ratings TANKED.

Not a fan of either said...

I just read that TLC canceled Jon's interview with E. The article said when they found out about it they were angry and executives went to work making sure it did not happen. It also mentioned; however, that they approved Kate's tearful interview with the TODAY show. Could they be any more obvious????? Make Jon look bad, make Kate look good.

Well guess what TLC. They both look like crap! And so do you!

Anonymous said...

What were the ratings for last night train wreck? 750,000 or less?????

Connie said...

reenie0912 said...

Just as I thought, softball interview. Where were all the hard questions?? I STILL don't get why all these people cater to this woman. One thing I would've asked her is, what sacrifices has she made?? She kept saying she sacfrificed for her kids. How?? Spa trips? Vacations? New kitchens? Mansions? Gimme a break. When are the nominees for the Academy Awards going to be announced?? I'd like to nominate Kate. Great performace this morning!

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"She kept saying she sacfrificed for her kids."

What she has sacrificed is the lives OF her kids. All in the name of fame and greed.

LP said...

Assuming that the divorce goes through as scheduled and they don't "reconcile" for the cameras, how do you think they'll split the kids up come income tax time? Yes Kon, if you're divorced you have to file separetely. Will you each get 4 to claim or will you each get all 8 every other year? Someone made a good point about this earlier. You'd better watch out because when no one else can get you the IRS will!

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Anybody find it odd that TLC is only showing like 1 week ahead for any announced episodes?

Didn't they used to show like a whole month's worth? Now it's like a week-to-week thing.

They show 8/17 - but a "repeat" for 8/24?

Also - the last several episodes seem in an odd order to me. Since there are 3 anticipated NC episodes - why wouldn't you show them more in order - with the kitchen reveal slated for last (since the trip is done?)- instead of showing that THIS week and then next week going back to NC for the boys stuff?

Something feels strangely odd here about the programming
Interesting (to me).

Merrilee said...

Too funny! Kate chasing the paparazzi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmwp_UMVXt0&NR=1

a rose is a rose said...

Did anyone get the ratings from last nights show? That should be very telling with how they're all trying to knock themselves out to get viewers to tune in.

Beach Lover said...

I read somewhere that along with being a total bitch at the Today Show (huge surprise, right?) that Mrs. Thing also pissed off some Floridians in her recent trip down there. Now I can't find anything about that. Does anyone have a link?

fidosmommy said...

I just looked at the California Women's Conference, scheduled for late October. Kate is now listed as a "speaker", but on the Day of Transformation list of speakers, she is not there. Apparently she will be one of the "Night in the Village" speakers.

I was thinking...her "cookbook" was due out in the fall, wasn't it?
Wouldn't that coincide with this conference? Kate was also supposed to be a Book Vendor at this Conference, wasn't she? Maybe she was supposed to hawk her new book at this event, and the fact that the book deal went sour caused the Cal. Women's Conference to offer her a speaking gig instead. If she had signed a contract, maybe it was suggested she be a speaker instead....Just a thought.

TemperGuard? said...

HeNeedsANewJobDescription said...
No fool like an old fool said...
NO WONDER Kate got so angry this morning when Meredith asked if she was having an affair with Steve. He was WITH HER at the STUDIO!
After the show she was photographed out shopping with guess who...Steve!,,, and the fool is holding all her bags. (radaronline)
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If he's holding all her bags, how can he guard her body? Would he just go swinging the bags at anybody who comes near her?

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My hunch is that Steve is paid by TLC to keep Kate from making an ass of herself in public.
We know she drinks --- what is she got out while under the influence and had a major tantrum?
What if she whacked some autograph-seeker over the head with her big old purse?

Remember, this new "perfect Mommy" image is going to take some MAJOR maintenance!

JennieGarcia said...

I just watched the "today" interview. Did she really say that her kids light up people's lives and that within 5 minutes people fall in love with them and watching the whole process is amazing?

She really does thing those kids are gods gift to world! Wow! They are just ordinary kids who are noteven that cute.

Kate needs to get over herlsel.

Not speaking, only signing said...

The newest info someone from Calif, posted this week about Kate's Woman's Expo in Oct. (she posted it but I can't find the blog) but it said that Kate would NOT be speaking at all, just signing her books, with a few other authors. Wow, now they are backpeddling. Guess its getting thought to them.

Platformschick said...

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how differently Kate acts during her interview sessions. All of the previous seasons, with Jon present, she seemed bored, smug and just downright unimpressed. Now, with Jon gone, she smiles and giggles and appears to be happier than she has ever been.

Im just sayin'.

TUNDRA said...

I'm only speculating but it seems to me there's only one reason why TLC would intervene to stop Jon Gosselin from talking to the press and her name is Kate Gosselin. The network has to keep her happy or they risk a public relations meltdown with the potential to cost them millions in advertising revenue.

Jon knows the truth about Kate.

Once the show is over and he can strike a deal of his own, I fully expect to see a tell-all interview or even a book. The six-figure-potential will be too much for him to resist. "It's for the kids" he will say.

LP said...

I just read somewhere that the interview on Live with Regis (and whomever - I can't remember her name) is not going to be shown and there are no plans to air it. Does anyone know what's up with that?

hambone said...

So Kate says in her Today show interview that she had lunch with Gina Neild in Maryland....hmmmmmmm where were the paps? Seem like that would have been a million dollar photo.

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This is true. She lunched in Rockville some time ago, with an "unidentified woman." My family lives in the DC area and this was documented in a small blurb about celeb. sightings. Only other info was that she ate fish and veggies and had a pomegranate martini.

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