Kate's Upcoming Appearances

Kate's upcoming appearances:

Balance Expo 2009
Saturday, August 8th, 2009- Austin, Texas

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
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No more churches. Looks like Sept. is going to be a busy month. Let's see who her bodyguard is.


Info from Ms Peach. Thanks!

151 comments:

Melissa said...

I sent an email to the Balance Expo folks in Austin and never heard a word back from them. I at least got a canned message from Coleman!

Against Exploitation said...

I just e-mailed Kelly Ripa for Kate's appearance on the show next Thursday... (I am getting discouraged e-mailing people right and left...) I just can't beleive people don't realize how much of an exploitation this whole thing is. What bothers me the most is that the children tape with Mommy while Daddy is gone, then tape with Daddy when Mommy is gone; that means that the children tape twice as often as their parents!!! Jon and Kate get to do their own thing on their "off" days yet the kids have to experience the intrusion of the cameras on those very same days. This show drives me crazy. I have such better things to do like care for my own 4 babies... Why do these people bother me so much... Maybe because they are so ungrateful and feel so entitled and other families are so much more deserving...

Kiki said...

The reasons they bug us is because they
are so adversarial and smug with their entitlement
in their attitude that they are so deserving ?!
The people who would pay good $ to see her
are wasting their time and $ and don't know
it yet if ever at all. I'm just glad they got rid of
her up here after her app in London she's out.

cdnmom47 said...

Don't get discouraged about writing your letters...they DO make a difference!

KEEP WRITING! It helps if your letters are short, concise and to the point. Don't go into a long diatribe about how awful Kate is, just make your point and express your dismay that the company/person/show is associating itself with someone who is exploiting their children.

I've written so many letters in the past year and most times I receive only a form letter response. There are times when I receive no response at all, but someone IS reading them...of that I'm certain.

I think that if I just sit by and do nothing, I'm condoning the exploitation. Your letter just might be the one that puts the light bulb on over the head of one who can help change things.

Keep writing...it DOES help!!

enoughalready said...

Long time reader, first time writer.

4M viewers? thats 3.999 M viewers too many.

IMHO-The boys are developmentally slower and the parents I believe are hiding this issue. Maybe its not of any concern but as their parents I would want to monitor their progress.

College - When the time comes - I will not be surprised that Kate Grosslin will tell her children that they have to go to work (like everyone else) to pay for their college education. I will also not be surprised that she will develop the attitude - "well I did not go so they won't miss anything".

Personal Development -
Dresses -
1.KG needs to stop wearing her children's dresses and needs to sit properly fr the paps (bec we eventually get to see these pics). She can expose herself to whichever men she wants to but thats her Personal perogative - pls don't subject us the rest of the world to this)
2.KG needs to stop checking or showing off her fake boobs like some prize puppies for the paps!Again, she can expose herself to whichever men she wants to but thats her Personal perogative - pls don't subject us the rest of the world to this).

The best advise to anyone who wants to stop the show is to totally stop viewing it. I am truely cheesed off by KG's voice, attitude and demeanor and it gets worse after each episode. The first few episodes that I watched I felt truely exhausted by so many babies and children - what chaos! The next time I watched, the babies were 3-4 ys old and very adorable. But during this period,KG was behaving like a spoilt brat - like a high and mighty person who feels entitled and priviledged. Where did she get off with this attitude - sorry all very disgusting qualities. I'm glad she's not a family member - I would be ashamed to call her a relative.

Ravello said...

Kate's life is all about the kids, remember? She is going to be "there" for her kids.

nofanofthem said...

WHAT could Kate possibly have to say at this point? Tips for a happy marriage?

Go Away said...

As a Southerner I am ashamed and angered that she has invaded our Southern Women's shows. By being there she has taken away what these events should stand for. So far she is not scheduled for my area, but I will certainly let everyone know how I feel about her appearances. Just once I wish people would not flock to see her and I would love to see people protesting at these appearances.

NotaKateFan said...

Don't know where to post these so I'll park them here:

Jon is not involved with the nanny

http://www.intouchweekly.com/2009/08/post_15.php

Jon reveals the timeline of the breakup and divorce

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/05/jon-gosselin-stop-blaming_n_251617.html

What I want to know is, why did they agree to buy the big mansion AFTER they knew that they were living apart? I always felt that it was the mansion that started the "jump the shark" moment for this show. This also tells us that they renewed their vows TWO months before they broke up. Did Kate decide overnight that she had checked out? Most likely not. So she most likely went to Hawaii, renewed her vows in front of her small children promising to be together forever and then came home and told Jon that she was done? If that doesn't ick you out, I don't know what will. Blech!

Jason Kipson said...

What's with the April dates? Is that scheduled for 2010?

Ava said...

Just saw on the Today show that she will be on Monday morning discussing her break up and the show. They said it was the first time she has spoken since break up. Isn't that false info since she has spoken to People and other sources?
Anyway, add Aug 10th-Today show to her busy schedule.

patty said...

Seriously? People are still booking her to speak? Wow. No other words. Just Wow.

rachel said...

Against Exploitation - excellent point about the kids filming 2x as much as their parents. When J&K say they put their kids first, I think they want us to believe it but what they really mean is that they 'put them first' in front of the camera to collect a paycheck.

KiSSy said...

Against Exploitation:

I am guilty of getting very caught up in all the media concerning this family...and the frustration of watching these poor children be put through the public wringer is exhausting.

Today, I am making a committment that I will ONLY be on this site once a week. I will gather the names/email addresses of current sponsors/event coordinators and send a canned "complaint letter" once a week to them and TLC.

Simple form letter:

I refuse to support the exploitation of the Gosselin children on the show Jon and Kate Plus 8. I will not watch your network, attend your event or purchase your products.

I will end my boycott at such time as this show is cancelled or you and your company is no longer involved with Jon and Kate Plus 8 of The Gosselins in any way, shape or form.



That's it.

Very freeing....and yet I'm still doing what I feel is the right thing to do to take a stand for the children. That's the point, right?

It's not about who Jon is dating, or where Kate bought a condo or who's the Bodyguard du Jour. It's about protecting the kids. I decided that following websites for news was NOT protecting the children. So I'm not doing that anymore. Once a week, I'll gather names and send one email to them all. 15 minutes tops.

Joanne said...

WHY is ANYONE booking this fool? Thats what I want to know...

jill said...

As if living in Cleveland doesn't suck enough...Kate is coming to town!

And on 9/11, no less....

Amy said...

I just read about the condo Kate purchased just 40 feet from her bodyguard's house. $700,000. Unbelievable.

momto5 said...

Well Kate is going on a Martyr(?)tour. She may not be conning churches anymore, but now she will con the single moms into believing she is going thru the same struggles as them. I cannot imagine Jon will be around to watch the kids on all those speaking dates. So the not a nannies are going to be busy. Funny though, Kate will go on and on about doing it all on her own, all in the meanwhile while she has the nannies watching the kids, the pool man cleaning the pool, the lawn guy cutting the yard, PA's assisting her every move, bodyguards, organic cooks cooking for the kids, etc. She is a fraud and I hope she fades away soon. But I lament to say the kids are already scarred from all of this, and I believe they are already developing entitlement attitudes, I feel sad for them.

NancyN said...

For some reason I have no issue with her doing these events. If she's not dragging the kids around, and people are interested in listening to her - hey, to each his own. Maybe she will make enough money that they will stop the show.

Mae said...

I hope no one watches/ goes to these things. I am surprised there are people out there who still support this exploitation

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Busy September huh?

Terry said...

Funny post on Kate's upcoming appearance on The Today Show:

Kate Gosselin to say words

Anne said...

I would love it if when she got up to speak 95% of the people in the room left to get a snack or a bathroom break.

That I'd pay to see and be a part of!

Terry K. said...

I think I'm going to follow Kate and tour around with her like the Deadheads did with the Dead. Maybe I can sell t-shirts. Going to need a Volkswagon Van, first, though.

cubby1128 said...

With Kate appearing on the Today Show I think it is just another money making interview. Every one will tune in to hear what she has to say. Good timing since last week ratings are down.

2badsosad said...

Kate boosts about her new found RETURN to 'mommy hood' but yet conveniently coincides the timing of her upcoming appearance schedule when her eight children are to begin the school year! Since Jon has been bashed in recent magazine articles as the 'absentee parent' and 'not being there for his children' who will be entrusted to the responsibilities and care of the children while Kate is once agaon off 'doing her thing'?

WhoDidWhatFirst said...

NancyN said...
For some reason I have no issue with her doing these events. If she's not dragging the kids around, and people are interested in listening to her - hey, to each his own. Maybe she will make enough money that they will stop the show.
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Nancy, you have made a good point about her not dragging the kids around. I just cannot believe that someone who does "everything for the kids" wouldn't want to be home when the start school in September. My daughters, who all work outside the home, always take the first day of school off, so they are home to celebrate the day.

LucytheElephant said...

Regis, the Today Show, and on and on the publicity wheel keeps spinning. It is all for ratings.
As long as they bring in ratings, they will continue to be on all these shows. Kate will talk about Jon being with other women and Jon will talk about Kate being with other men, meanwhile no one thinks that it will also reflect on the kids. They will always be associated with these two scumbags and whenever you think of the kids you will always remember the parents. Nice legacy to pass down.

LucytheElephant said...

Nancy N: not to be rude because you are certainly entitled to your opinion. But for a minute think about what you said about not dragging the kids around. She will always, figuratively and literally (sp) be dragging them around because they will always be part of her and Jon's world. When you think of the scumbag parents, you have to think of those "Plus 8"
right? There is no one without the other in this case. And there is no amount of money for these people. They continue to crave money and fame. It is like the Lohans and other bad examples of parents. The kids will always be associated with their parents and their irresponsible behavior. It will be part of entertainment history like the Jacksons, Drew Barrymore, Terry Shields, Gary Colemen, etc.

Ms.Peach said...

Jason Kipson said...
What's with the April dates? Is that scheduled for 2010?

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Yes, these are in 2010.

PK said...

Monday's appearance on the Today show is all about garnering ratings for the show that night. Otherwise why not just go talk to the paps out front, or talk on Friday. TLC wasn't happy with the ratings this past Monday. They want more. They know from the previous show announcing the separation that they can reach a 9-10 point share.
She isn't going to tell us anything we don't already know. And if she does, it will most likely be a lie.
She created this mess.

Oh and my biggest pet peeve?

The constant reminder that everything is for the kids.
Her remarks that she "will do anything for the kids".......
then she should fix her marriage and have both parents home.
It can be done.

marypoppins said...

WhoDidWhatFirst said...
..... I just cannot believe that someone who does "everything for the kids" wouldn't want to be home when the start school in September. My daughters, who all work outside the home, always take the first day of school off, so they are home to celebrate the day.
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She just has to be home the day they film a STAGED version of them getting dressed for school and pretend gettting into the bus.

just wondering said...

NotaKateFan said...

What I want to know is, why did they agree to buy the big mansion AFTER they knew that they were living apart?

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Jon & Kate didn't want to renew their vows.

The vow renewal was TLC's idea. They would pay for the trip to Hawaii if they renewed the vows. Pretty sleazy, huh??

marypoppins said...

rachel said...
Against Exploitation - excellent point about the kids filming 2x as much as their parents. When J&K say they put their kids first, I think they want us to believe it but what they really mean is that they 'put them first' in front of the camera to collect a paycheck.
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I read the book written by the 3 Dionne sisters. I would recommend it, but I warn you it is very sad. and upsetting

When Yvonne Dionne wrote the open letter when the Mc Caugley (sp?) Septuplets (7) were born she spoke of not exploiting them they way she and her sisters were used and not using for commercial purposes.

I remember saying to a friend that that would NEVER happen in this day and age. There are laws to protect kids AND that those kids have parents who would protect them.

Who knew I would be so wrong?

marypoppins said...

Amy said...
I just read about the condo Kate purchased just 40 feet from her bodyguard's house. $700,000. Unbelievable.
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This has to be a reality show cause noone could write these plots!

TUNDRA said...

Jon made $40,000 just flappin' his lips to one of the tabloids according to this week's US Magazine.

More from the mag:

Kate is getting most of the TLC exposure with the kids and reportedly, TLC is so sick of Jon's antics they didn't even tell him where Kate had gone with the boys?

How utterly and hopelessly pathetic.

How much you wanna bet Jon and Kate don't hate each other at all, but rather are working together to make sure they each get as much as they can from TLC before going their separate ways? Jon and Hailey, Kate and ????

Jenny said...

Kendra Wilkinson thinks the Gosselin kids are being exploited. Hey, it's good to see others in Hollywood taking notice to it as well. "We don't watch that anymore. I watched back when it was good and they weren't all Hollywood."

http://thesuperficial.com/2009/07/kendra_wilkinson_feels_bad_for.php

PA Midstate Mommy said...

I really hope it's Matt Lauer that interviews Kate on Monday, but I highly doubt it. Matt seems to be in "aggreeance" that the show should be taken off the air, but Meredith Viera has been the one interviewing Kate Coyne from People, so there's no doubt it will probably be her conducting the interview. So we can expect the same lack of jounalistic integrity we've been getting from every other reporter who doesn't ask the questions we all want answers to. Guaranteed, they'll bash Jon for all of his antics, but there will be no mention of any of Kate's rendevous with her paramour. No doubt this interview will be full of prearranged questions that Kate's PR team has approved. I think I'll watch the CBS Early Show on Monday.

Joan10 said...

momto5 said...
Well Kate is going on a Martyr(?)tour
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Your post is right on. It's not enough to use the kids for financial gain but now using their divorce to keep themselves in the spotlight and earn more money has got to be an all time low.

This divorce is a windfall for Kate. She couldn't keep going to speaking engagements and talk about how much she sacrificed by being on 30 weeks bed rest and they had no money and so on. That is old news.

Now she can go on a whole new round of engagements talking about how tough she has it as a single Mom. She can tell her "pity me" story to suck people back in. She is in no way your average single Mom and she should be ashamed.

TUNDRA said...

I find it hard to believe 1 bedroom condo sold for $700,000 in that building.

They average half that.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just read that poor single mum, Kate, dropped $700,000 for a condo in Maryland near her bodyguard's home. It's a hideaway for when it's Jon's turn to babysit in the big mansion. Wonder how all the people who were duped into giving this grifter her love offerings feel when they read this stuff?

Nikki said...

I have been writing letters all day to protest this madness that is Kate. I maybe will try to get to one of those expos and hold a sign protesting. That would show them!

TheLoserChannel said...

'Kate is getting most of the TLC exposure with the kids and reportedly, TLC is so sick of Jon's antics they didn't even tell him where Kate had gone with the boys?'

#1 It shouldnt be and is NOT TLC's responsibility or obligation to inform Jon where and what Kate is taking and doing with THEIR CHILDREN. That information should be a communication between the PARENTS. #2 TLC may very well be sick of Jon's antics from a 'contractual' point of view, but for TLC to intetionally deny or with hold information from Jon on the whereabouts of HIS children, especially if said travel includes leaving the children's primary state of residence, IMO is crossing the line! Absolutely ridiculous for TLC to take on the attitude of, well we dont like how Jon is acting so we are going to assist in the alienation of his children.

Molls said...

I don't get the Rockville condo. Apart from how disgusting it is that she's buying a place so far from her poor, defenseless, children, Rockville is just a middle class suburb. I live very close by. The building itself looks nice, but the neighborhood is totally ho hum, far from the city, and not high-end at all. The price seems high just because real estate is very expensive here (the price of Wernersville manse would get you a small house here)

Ms.Peach said...

Is the condo near Steve's home or office?

Her appearance on the Today Show will be a fluff piece. That's all TLC will schedule her for. I used to be a fan of the Today Show years ago, but it's more of a morning entertainment show than a journalistic one. I think Katie Couric was a better interviewer than Matt or Meredith. The poster who said the appearance was to drum up ratings for Monday's show is dead on.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Will someone on the Today Show please ask Khate "Why was it necessary to get a new kitchen when you had a perfectly fine one already installed, including new appliances"? They are getting all new appliances also, the installation guy said so on the show. Please don't buy some lame excuse such as "the kids wanted a new kitchen", or "my friend's hubby works for a cabinet company and they wanted to give us cabinets." Also, please ask, you have an entire kitchen in the lower level, why couldn't you prepare meals there? Why was it necessary to go away to an exclusive beach house community? In today's economy do you find this prudent? Why do you claim you are doing it alone, when you always have Nannys and bodyguards along for everything. What exactly is the job description of the bodyguard? Is he there to guard YOU or the Children?

Agingandold said...

In one of the trash mags - Jon admitted that they have nannies. He said that he sends them away when he arrives at the house (to his private apartment for a sleepover). Nonetheless he used the infamous word that Kate said she would never have.

He also said that he wants to keep going with the show because thats his only job right now. He'll keep doing it until "something better comes up". Loser. Show some initiative. Go out and get a REAL job that doesn't involve standing in front of a tv camera looking bored, lazy, or clueless. How does he even feel proud of himself? His kids make the money for him. If he thinks that this reality deal with other loser dads is gonna take off he is in for a disappointment. There's a lot of trash tv out there but no one will tolerate watching unemployed able-bodied men who live off of their kids whine about how hard life is for them. And I'm beginning to think that he's dating all the younger, insecure women because thats all he can get. No mature, emotionally-stable woman will ever give this moron the time of day until he grows up and finds some direction.

LovingMom said...

We all suspected this, but I'm still stunned to see Jon admit that the phony vow renewal took place just two months before Kate called it quits, despite her repeated promises to the kids that it meant "Daddy and Mommy will be together forever." Talk about child abuse!

It now seems clear that Kate was willing to continue her marriage in name only just to keep the J&k+8 gravy train rolling as long as possible. Sure gives credence to Jodi and Kevin's version of events, doesn't it?

A woman who would lie so heartlessly to her own children will lie about anything. Sad and sickening.

Not a fan said...

Please send an email to Live with Regis and Kelly. They are supporting Kate. They need to know the truth about her.

Kate Gosselin will be appearing next Thursday August 13th

Here is a link

doneplayingmommy said...

Absolutely with a doubt Kate's up coming appearances and media interviews will NOT extend beyond;

1. I do it ALL for my KIDS.

2. I did not see any of this coming but there is no going back, I am moving forward to a new chapter in my life.

3. I do it ALL for my KIDS.

4. If you want to know what is in store for the Gosselin family you will have to watch our 'show'.

5. I do it ALL for my KIDS.

6. Watch the new episodes of J & K + 8 Monday nights on TLC.

cubby1128 said...

I really do not understand the whole buying the mansion, it's for the kids. Just like the new kitchen is for the kids. Why didn't they just stay in the old house if they both knew that they were separating?? They both have lavish places of their own now. Why do they need the mansion?? The kids could care less where they live! I can't wait until they crash and burn!!!!

a rose is a rose said...

Lets all give it our last minute ditch effort by emailing Regis and Kelly. I just did and I feel so much better.

More air time, more lies said...

The Today Show will NEVER ask Kate the hard questions. This is mearly a look at how well Kate's doing while going though a divorce. Isn't she doing well audience? "How are you doing Kate.?" "How are you coping." "Well you certainly have a full plate, tell us about it."
That's it. I know it, its a soft kissy kissy interview where they let her do all the talking and lying.

Janie said...

I sure hopes nobody asks her for an autograph while she's on the road.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/exclusive-kate-gosselin-snubs-fans

Barb said...

I know this probably won't have any effect, but Al Roker is on Twitter. Do you remember earlier this summer he interviewed 'Speidi' and Heidi felt that Al was 'mean' during his interview? I tweeted Al and asked if he could do the interview because he could ask the tough questions.

If you are on Twitter send it to

@AlRoker

Judy said...

I keep thinking about the comment that Kate made that her best friend's husband works for the cabinet company. I thought, way back when, that was Beth?

MBach said...

Not only is most of her September schedule keeping her away from her kids during their return to school, but the divorce is suppose take place at the end of September.

If Steve was with her in WY as reported by other posters, then can't we assume he will be with kate/Hate on her march through the South?

Those two things combined sure remove any doubt that kate/Hate is happy to be rid of Jon. He was dragging her down, and although he has said this new chapter of his life is exciting, I believe kate/Hate might be even more excited about becoming free. She is not only free of Jon, but free of her children. Oh, this just gets sadder and sicker every day.

Let Kate Face Matt L.!!! said...

PA Midstate Mommy said...
I really hope it's Matt Lauer that interviews Kate on Monday, but I highly doubt it. Matt seems to be in "aggreeance" that the show should be taken off the air, but Meredith Viera has been the one interviewing Kate Coyne from People, so there's no doubt it will probably be her conducting the interview.
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Yeah, as I was scrolling down the comments on the various topics here, I was thinking the same thing: Matt Lauer has professionally contained himself but I got the impression he clearly has little patience on the subject (maybe I should say he seems frustrated) as it relates to the tups & twins (being affected by their parents' choices). I've caught random segment(s) where he was interviewing somebody about it; discussing their "situation." I would LOVE to see him be the interviewer of Jon or Kate. He would be polite but he would not go easy on them. He's got a pair of piercing, sparkly eyes and I think he's been a dad in a little bit of a shaky marriage himself so maybe something hits home with him. JMO.

smoffett12 said...

Honestly, I just hope someone asks if the kids are getting speech therepy.

They do not speak clearly and that is going to be a problem with school starting. And frankly - and I am not saying this to be spiteful - is it just me or do most of the sextuplets seem delayed? Believe me, that thought doesn't make me happy, it just worries me that no one seems concerned in the slightest about their speech.

RedLadyJoni said...

Kate sure has some cheek thinking that people actually respect her and wanna hear what she has to say. What kind of message can some spoiled floozy mom like Katie Irene send to other women about living their lives. The closest one to me is nearly two hundred miles away, but, I may just go just to see what that ninny has to say.

Disgusted said...

Why don't those of us here who are in the cities where she will be appearing make our own appearances? Show up with a silent protest--use signs showing your disdain for her presence and for exploiting her kids. If she came to my city, I would seriously consider doing it myself.

Also...yes, I think the little kids are delayed and they are deprived of intellectual stimulation, among other things. Of course, with a bitch of a mother like Kate who creates her own vocabulary, how can you expect anything beyond growing up in the dark?

WittySouthernBell said...

Kate is no one to give advice. What is she gonna tell us now, how to become rich and successful by being so gosh darn evil? I wanna keep my soul intact thanks, and even if it means I settle for three bedrooms instead of nine, so be it. She cannot be serious about this. She just wants so stay in the lime light, no one likes her, we all just wanna see Jon and the kids. Not Kate.

chesterctymom said...

RedLadyJoni said...

Kate sure has some cheek thinking that people actually respect her and wanna hear what she has to say. What kind of message can some spoiled floozy mom like Katie Irene send to other women about living their lives. The closest one to me is nearly two hundred miles away, but, I may just go just to see what that ninny has to say.


Khate wasn't hired because of her message. She is being asked to speak because of the money she can make for the organizers. They know that people want to see this train wreck and are willing to pay. Khate isn't even bright enough to see what a joke she is...she's buying into her own PR (public relations).

What she needs to do is step up and stop everyone from making a profit off of her childrens pain...including TLC and Khate!

JTN said...

http://austin.balance.fm/

feel free to poke around the site where Kate is speaking in Austin.

DelayedDevelopment said...

smoffett12 said...
Honestly, I just hope someone asks if the kids are getting speech therepy.

They do not speak clearly and that is going to be a problem with school starting. And frankly - and I am not saying this to be spiteful - is it just me or do most of the sextuplets seem delayed?
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I think the main problem with the speech and learning delays is that the tups simply have never been taught anything. Nobody reads books to them; nobody talks to them (as in casual conversation, maybe around the dinner table); nobody takes them anyplace where they could learn anything; they are never allowed to explore anything on their own, like bugs or even a sandbox. They also have no outside playmates -- kids learn plenty from each other, but it doesn't count if your only playmates are as un-taught as you.

I think you are right -- they will have a VERY hard time with school.

UGH! said...

Honestly, I just hope someone asks if the kids are getting speech therepy.

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Doubt it. KON are too wrapped up in their own worlds to take action on something as trivial as proper speech development.

I think it's sad that at age 5+, TLC still needs to put in subtitles so viewers will know what the tups are saying. I also think the boy tups are more obviously delayed than the girls.

XYZed said...

I have added my two cents to "Live with Regis and Kelly" by sending the following message re: KG's upcoming appearance on the show:

"I am very disappointed to learn that Ms. Gosselin will be a guest on your show. There is nothing about her that I find even moderately interesting and I will not be watching. More importantly, however, I find her continued efforts at self-promotion disturbing considering her new found success as a 'reality' TV personality has been achieved at the expense of her children's privacy."

Payson48 said...

I also went to Live with Regis and Kelly to post against Kate being on their show.

Joan10 said...

I agree with one of the posters previously.

You can be sure that at every speaking engagement, TV appearance and any other interview you will hear Kate say at least once:

"everything I do, I do for my
kids"

Jon has also started using that same phrase. In that interview given by Kate's one friend even the friend said it. She said everything Kate does is for her kids.

They keep saying it over and over and I'm sick of hearing it. I guess they figure that saying that enough times will make people forgive them for their greed.

eileen said...

I have also done my emails to Regis/Kelly, Coleman and even the Austin expo, though I live in as Jill described "sucky" Cleveland...LOL

If Jill is reading, we should go as another poster suggested, and silently protest...nah, I think it might mean I have to buy a ticket first...don't want to contribute any $$ to any of these losers

Still Disgusted said...

Regarding the tups speech being delayed....and lacking intellectual stimulation.

They also still are missing table manners. They are thrown food on a plate to eat without silverware. They use only their hands. And if you watch Aaden, he was sticking his face into some cup of something to lick the food out like a dog would do. The lack of table manners is atrocious.

Disgusted said...

eileen said:
If Jill is reading, we should go as another poster suggested, and silently protest...nah, I think it might mean I have to buy a ticket first...don't want to contribute any $$ to any of these losers
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i am guessing you can get to a point in or near the venue wherever she is staying or speaking so that she can see the sign and protesters herself.

JTN said...

I live in Austin and I believe my comment to them went along the lines as "as a professional woman living in this city, hell will to freeze over, thaw, and freeze over again before I spend a dime on an organization that brings Kate Gosselin in to speak."

Calgary7 said...

re: tup's speech.

While I agree with many who hope that the kids are getting ample time with speech therapists -- there could be another reason for their delayed speech (other than having idiots as parents)!

This may be dated but about 16 years ago there was a concern about frequent ultrasounds and a possible impact on delayed speech. This was raised during my sister's pregnancy with triplets way back then and she had weekly ultrasounds in the last trimester. It was a caution that she acted on when the kids turned 4 by involving them with speech therapy.

Calgary7 said...

Wondering why you still care about these selfish people?

My theory is two fold: "always in sight, always in mind" and secondly, there is a strong emotional bonding score.

In sight:

If you check the USA Today they have an unofficial monitor on pop culture and surprise both Jon and Kate are rated extremely high.

http://tinyurl.com/cbscml

Q-Score
The small company that develops this rating about how well a person is perceived by the public keeps the information highly confidential and exclusive by selling it at prices exceeding $20,000.

But there is another rating called the emotional bonding score which is how much the public cares about celebrity or family. My assessment is that the with 8 young children there are many tugs to the heartstrings of the viewers.

Unfortunately, that is how TLC planned it. (Yep, I am still TLC free.)

qscores company:
http://tinyurl.com/mxfr49

wiki info:
http://tinyurl.com/5dv5xq

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Someone mentioned the tups' lack of table manners. I think it goes deeper than that. All 8 of the children have very poor manners overall. KON are raising their children to expect that the entire world owes them something, like they're royalty. When was the last time any of the kids sincerely thanked someone or showed politeness to an adult? And I don't blame the kids for this because they are only emulating their greedy parents. Like they say, the sour apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

met said...

I think it's sad that at age 5+, TLC still needs to put in subtitles so viewers will know what the tups are saying. I also think the boy tups are more obviously delayed than the girls.

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My son is the same age as the tups and still has some speech issues. Our speech therapist discovered that he could not hear (this at 18 moonths of age). He had tubes put in and his speech dramatically improved. He is 5 and people still can't understand him at times. (He graduated speech therapy and we can't afford to pay for it on our own, thankfully our public school system will work with him in the fall)

Anyhow.....from you tube video's I think everyone is correct about the tups being immature. This Jr. Kindergarden thing sounds like preschool to me. Those children NEED full day kindergarden or some other type of schooling to teach socialization skills. Heck, we socialized our dog more than those children have ever been socialized.

Barb said...

The Today Show is also on Twitter. I sent a tweet and asked them to show Meredith this blog. Their twitter name is @TodayShow if you'd like to send them a tweet too.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Contact Jeff Zucker CEO of NBC and let him know how disgusted you are that Kate Gosselin will be on The Today Show:
jeff.zucker@nbcuni.com

And, here is a link for all of NBC's advertising VP's contact info:
http://www.nbcumarketplace.com/#contact
Let them know that you will not buy from anyone who advertises during Queen-Kate's "first live interview"

marypoppins said...

Joan10 said...
I agree with one of the posters previously.

You can be sure that at every speaking engagement, TV appearance and any other interview you will hear Kate say at least once:

"everything I do, I do for my
kids"
________________________________
I got a boob job for my kids

I dated a 22 year old for my kids

marypoppins said...

DelayedDevelopment said...
smoffett12 said...
Honestly, I just hope someone asks if the kids are getting speech therepy.

They do not speak clearly and that is going to be a problem with school starting. And frankly - and I am not saying this to be spiteful - is it just me or do most of the sextuplets seem delayed?
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I think the main problem with the speech and learning delays is that the tups simply have never been taught anything. Nobody reads books to them; nobody talks to them (as in casual conversation, maybe around the dinner table); nobody takes them anyplace where they could learn anything; they are never allowed to explore anything on their own, like bugs or even a sandbox. They also have no outside playmates -- kids learn plenty from each other, but it doesn't count if your only playmates are as un-taught as you.

I think you are right -- they will have a VERY hard time with school.
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Compared to other kids I know their age, I do they think they seem Babyish in speech,behaviour.

You would think that being around so many grown ups from an ealry age would have had a differnt impact on their speech.

If you think back to Maddy on the first special, she was miles ahead-reading and speech.

Janice in NC said...

I don't think the Kate-bitch-gravy-train is going to derail anytime soon. It's disgusting that when people in our country are struggling financially, losing jobs, etc that there are STILL sheeple out there giving Jane and Khate millions. It says alot about society. I just want to hear the train wrecked and the 2 a**holes were under the wheels

Ms.Peach said...

Sent emails to the Today Show and Regis to protest them having Kate on. I told the Today Show how disappointed I am in their reporting and doing fluff pieces on this woman. With Regis I brought up the link between Kelly Ripa and TLC. So, I know that Kate will still be on air with them, but at least they know that not everyone wants to see the woman's pity party on TV.

beyond the shark said...

I'm not a fan of Jon or Kate at this point....but I think that they bought the house knowing they were going to divorce and that their children needed a "home" (which will end up paying for college). They will remodel anything they can so they can make more money when they sell the house. Think about it...the house doesn't belong to Jon and Kate...

Chris said...

Anyhow.....from you tube video's I think everyone is correct about the tups being immature. This Jr. Kindergarden thing sounds like preschool to me. Those children NEED full day kindergarden or some other type of schooling to teach socialization skills. Heck, we socialized our dog more than those children have ever been socialized.
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I think that pre-k programs are different on the East Coast than on the West Coast. Until the tups came along I never heard of a pre-k program that was a couple of hours in the afternoon a couple of days a week. My girls had pre-k of 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, which seems to have been pretty standard 10 years ago or so). The school district that I work for has, as part of the Early Intervention program a pre-k that is 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. That is a HUGE difference.

I'm still not sure how much of these delays are caused by their parents, Figure 8 Productions,and TLC. All 3 have conspired to make these children seem as young as possible to keep the gravy train rolling.

Yet Another Julie said...

Long time lurker, first time poster...in response to a few comments about the boys speech and maturation...I have two boys (now teenagers) who both had speech issues at that age. My oldest had serious hearing issues related to several sets of tubes and my younger son just had speech issues. Both received speech therapy upon entering kindergarten and improved greatly and quickly.

As far as the boy tups maturation, again, speaking from experience, I think part of the problem here is that girls mature faster than boys. I've found it to be most evident at the Pre-K through 3rd grade ages. These boys are surrounded by their sisters every minute of every day so they look even more immature. Once they all enter full-day school, I think their behaviour will improve dramatically. There's nothing better than a room full of kids to teach you what's acceptable and what's not. The Gosselin kids have not really been taught how to be social since they're seldom with other "real" kids.

Looking back at my own children's experience, I wish in retrospect, that I had held them back a year to give them the opportunity to mature emotionally a little bit more. That may suit the Gosselin boys because they will always be compared to their sisters. Plus, having little interaction with the outside world certainly hasn't helped them. Let's hope that the teachers at whatever school they attend are willing and able to stand up to Kate and represent the boys best interests. Keeping them together in a pack just because they're on tv is not necessarily what's best for them.

lindahoyt said...

Oh my gosh, I just heard that Dr. Laura is at the "Balance Expo" today!

I really hope she runs into Kate, or asks Kate a question or two during Kate's talk!

LR Thoughts said...

I'm so glad that others have noticed the lack of development amongst the Gosselin sextuplets. I feel as if they have been three years old for the last three seasons despite obvious height increases. Their articulation is poor all-around (except Leah), but I'm not surprised at all as I have not once heard Jon or Kate correct any of their children's pronunciation. At a certain point (three being the OLDEST), basic grammer mistakes no longer are cute. It's unfortunate because I feel that kids learn when you actually teach them, but if you simply praise or ignore their mistakes, one can't blame them for not improving.

Having recently watched some home videos when I was five, I was shocked when I thought to myself, "this is the age of the Gosselins." I was having relatively engaging conversation at that age. Sadly, I feel that the Gosselins, as adorable as they are, still seem like toddlers to me. Hopefully their future school will give them the individualized attention and push they are lacking in their home life.

Mrs. Taylor said...

Has the report from the state of PA done? I thought people were looking into this? Has anyone heard?

Melissa said...

JTN said...
I live in Austin and I believe my comment to them went along the lines as "as a professional woman living in this city, hell will to freeze over, thaw, and freeze over again before I spend a dime on an organization that brings Kate Gosselin in to speak."
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JTN, did you get a reply? I have not received anything. I told them I would not attend this year nor ever again (I have attended in the past) because of their decision. I did say I would reconsider if they put Dr. Laura and Kate on the stage together to duke it out and would let me attend for free. :-)

JeninCT said...

It is not surprising that the tups are delayed...there was a recent episode...I think it was when they were getting ready to go out for breakfast for Mother's Day...and Kate said it was time go "buh-byes." She still talks to them like they are babies, so no wonder they still speak like it!

HannaBelleLechter said...

Hasn't Dr Laura (I don't like her btw) spoken out against the Gosselins, esp Kate? According to the Balance Expo info online, Dr Laura will be there in Austin tomw. Can't help but notice that Kate is the only speaker allotted an hour and a half. Everybody else is on for one hour only, even Dr Laura. Life coach Ann Daly get a half hour! Brother.

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

Radio talk show host, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, is best known for her no-nonsense philosophy of personal responsibility and self-motivation, which has won her millions of fans, and more than a few critics. Schlessinger is also a best-selling author (including Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives, The Ten Commandments: The Significance or God's Laws in Everyday Life, How Could You Do That?: The Abdication of Character, Courage and Conscience, and Ten Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives), and a much sought after public speaker.

Special guest speakers also include popular radio talk show host Dr. Laura, life coach Ann Daly, career coach Sue Cullen, author/speaker Marny L. Lifshen, radio personality Kim Iverson and singer Michael Johns.

Main Stage Schedule:
9:30AM Balance Women's 5K Awards
10:00AM Marny Lifshen
11:00AM Your Time with Kim Iverson
12:00 Noon Dr. Laura Schlessinger
1:00PM Michael Johns
1:30PM Ann Daly
2:00PM Kate Gosselin
3:30PM Linda Drake


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

JTN said...

Melissa-
Nah.. they didn't respond. I didn't really expect them to. Mostly, its probably the job of some handler to monitor these sites to follow the buzz and I sorta felt its important to make sure they understand its not just distant rabble rousers complaining. I live in Austin... and am close to the exact demographic they look for. However, I'd rather use my dollar bills as toilet paper or light them on fire than to have any little bit of them go to Kate Gosselin.
I'm actually a live and let live type, but I'm appalled how they are using their children's childhoods as a commodity and income source. Raising them in a human terrarium as a public spectacle makes me ill. I have the utmost respect for the Hensel family whose daughters could have been filmed as a human sideshow, but they put their daughters first and have only done a couple specials on their lives allowing them to be normal kids in extraordinary circumstances.

a rose is a rose said...

I just saw on the news that Eunice Schiever (Kennedy) Maria'a mother, has been admitted to the hospital in critical condition. I have a feeling if anything happens to her mother, Maria will cancel the Calif., Woman's Expo.

Willow #1 said...

I guess I have missed something, but would someone kindly let me know what the Balance Expo is? I get that it must be some sort of women's expo, but what is the Balance angle? Thanks!!!

fidosmommy said...

According to the Balance Expo info online, Dr Laura will be there in Austin tomw. Can't help but notice that Kate is the only speaker allotted an hour and a half.

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Michael Johns and Ann Daly only get 1/2 hour. Wonder why they're
getting the shortened time while Kate gets a long stretch. WHAT could she possibly talk about for
90 minutes? There must be a Q&A time included in there.

When are they planning to feed the audience lunch? The speakers just keep going straight through with no break!

connie.collins said...

Dr. Drew could have Kate as a guest on one of his intervention/addiction shows....now that would be worth watching.

fidosmommy said...

The Austin "speakerage" (or is it "speakery thing", I forget) was today. Did anybody on GWoP from the Austin area attend, just to see what happened there? If so, please dish out some info about what you saw. Thanks.

Tina said...

Ms. Peach....I too sent emails to the Today show and Regis and Kelly. I also brought up the TLC connection. I let Kelly Ripa know that I will no longer watch any of her shows or buy any products she endorses because of her association with TLC---the network that exploits children. I am planning on letting electrolux know that I did not purchase any of their products because of Kelly's endorsements when I recently purchased new appliances. I hope everyone flood's Kelly Ripa's mailbox!

Harriet said...

Newspaper report from Austin:
http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/tvblog/entries/2009/08/08/kate_gosselin_speaks_in_austin.html

Ms.Peach said...

From Austin newspaper:

"Gosselin said she grew up dreaming of being a mother one day, and of especially wanting twins. She had her own twins, Mady and Cara, at 25, what she felt was an advanced age for having her first children."

"She cited her faith frequently in talking about getting through the pregnancy and the first years of the sextuplets’ lives."

"With the dissolution of her marriage and the tabloid attention, she said she felt she was being tested again, but that it renewed for her the goal of being the best mother possible."

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Kate Gosselin is certifiable.

Denise said...

HannahBelle, here is some of what Dr. Laura said:

My heart goes out to the kids. Is it humane to children to let their parents exploit them in a television program when their images and intimacies are exposed to everyone for all time when they have no say or control? Is it in the children’s best interests to be USED as entertainment by two parents so self-absorbed that they put money and celebrity in front of their children’s privacy? It’s like putting your children in a circus freak show strip and having a barker yelling: “Come in, come in and see what happens to children when their parents use them for your entertainment… It’s exciting, it’s damaging, but you won’t be able to take your eyes off ‘em. Watch ‘em wiggle. Watch ‘em cry. Watch ‘em squirm. It’s so much fun…bring popcorn and beer and come watch the show.”

NeverLikedKate said...

Please, anyone and everyone, email the California Women's expo to to protest have Kate there. Even if you don't live in California, please email.

A general email is:

info@californiawomen.org

Oh, and thanks to those for the tweet suggestions...I just tweeted.

TUNDRA said...

Kate Gosselin speaks in Austin
By Staff | Saturday, August 8, 2009, 04:07 PM

Speaking in Austin on Saturday, Kate Gosselin said that the very public end of her marriage this year has rivaled being pregnant with sextuplets as the toughest time in her life.

“There have been days I have not wanted to get out of bed,” Gosselin, the star of the TLC series “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” told the audience at the Balance Expo for Women at the Palmer Events Center. The Gosselins are parents of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets. They announced their separation in June.

She said a focus on her children keeps her going, and that she and the children have gotten closer than ever this summer.

“They are happy, they are healthy, they are loved,” Gosselin, who’s also the author of “Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets” and “Eight Litle Faces.”

She asserted that the media scrutiny on her family would not go away if they ended the show, which she said helps provide for the children and is a healthy and normal part of life for them.

Gosselin made frequent references to Jon in relating stories about her family, but took only gentle digs.

“We always joked that when we met we should have walked the other direction,” she said early in her talk, acknowledging the events of the past few months.

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Shades of what is to come on Monday with Meredith Viera? God help us ....

TUNDRA said...

Saturday: Austin Texas
Monday: Today Show, NYC
Thursday: Regis and Kelly, NYC

Wonder which bodyguard is traveling with Mother Gosselin? Any stopovers in Maryland?

Tami said...

Regarding Hate's bull-speech in Austin

'There have been days I have not wanted to get out of bed'

Witch please! You probably do not want to get up because you pout that your former man-servant is not there to serve you coffee in bed..perhaps you have trained your children to do that now? A lazy unemployed mother who lives off of her kids labour does not illicit my sympathy. Get real, you probably slumber until noon every day.

'She said a focus on her children keeps her going and that she and her children are closer than ever..'

Did it really take running off your husband and everyone else around you to become closer to your kids? I'm not buying it. A woman like you will never truly be close to anyone. Your 'focus on your children' is Kate-speak for keeping those little moneymakers working hard to support their dysfunctional, selfish, lazy parents.

'They are happy, they are healthy, they are loved'

They are programed to 'act' happy. Stop lying to the public and admit that you have failed as a parent and that your kids are sad and confused and the twins are getting counselling. STOP the sugarcoating..we KNOW you LIE

'She asserted that the media scrutiny would not go away if they ended the show'

Oh yes it would, you would be amazed at how irrelevant you are Kate..please be less pathetic and stop making ridiculous rationalizations for continuing to exploit your kids. Get that plastic chair off your ass and get a job..and how DARE you say the show is a 'healthy 'normal' part of life for the kids..lets see how the kids feel about that in time to come when they are no longer talking to you and in intensive counselling from being so exposed and so used by people who were supposed to be their parents and love and protect them.

'We always joked that when we met we should have walked the other direction'

Really classy comment Kate. I'm sure your kids will find that as amusing as you do..nothing like making them feel even more confused..the irony is a large majority of the public would like to see you walk in another direction..AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS and disappear from the public eye

And by the way Kate, please stop clinging to the title of 'author' of Multiple Blessings' I know you are scrambling to attach any kind of 'accomplishment' to yourself, but you did NOT write that book and Beth needs to speak out and take credit for HER work. One of the many people you stepped on during your climb to the top. I highly doubt you could write a shopping list yourself let alone a book!

constance said...

Frequent reader, past viewer and currently discusted. As a divorced parent of 5 I look back on the behavior of my ex which pales in comparision to Jon. We live in a small town and it was all display, thankfully the children didn't know all of it. For Jon to totally disregard his children with his current misbehavior is reprehensible. A few sessions with a divorce counselor certainly wouldn't do any harm. I hope Joh and Kate have funds se aside for the therapy that the chidren will very likely need in the future at some time.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I wonder how long Kate's PR people had to prep her for this insane speech? And how did these same PR people actually keep from laughing? I mean not a word out of her mouth is believable.

That there are people out there who really still pay to have this woman spew these lies is just beyond me.

jonandkatewho? said...

I just am amazed at this point that there is any desire at all to have Kate Gosselin speak at any kind of function.

The woman can't speak the truth. It's not like it hasn't yet been brought up about them exploiting the kids. It has been talked about on television now, and yet some shows will still have this nasty famewhore on their guest lists and never ask her any important questions.

I won't watch her on the Today show or anything else, as it would just enrage me further. I am so sick of Kate Gosselin and the media machine that keeps on selling her bullshit.

Kate Coyne makes me want to gag also. I wish these two would just go away.

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

“There have been days I have not wanted to get out of bed,”

Such a stupid comment by a stupid woman. Kate is going through a divorce. Its not like her story is one of terminal illness or a chronic and debilitating disability. You are a parent and have eight children with a paid staff of 'helpers'. If I recall correctly, Kate made a similar statement with respect to being a parent of two sets of multiples. Kate's story is becoming rather redundant at this point. You made your own bed Kate you can lay in it all day for all I care.

fidosmommy said...

Re: the speech problems so obvious in the younger children:

I don't have any research on it, but I thought that multiples often had some kind of "secret talk" between them that they understood and nobody else did. I have to wonder if these children, for lack of outside stimulation and constant presence of their siblings, are just now moving out of that "secret talk" phase. They seem perfectly able to understand each other, and the rest of the family is probably used to it and doesn't notice it at all.

We, however, as outsiders looking in, can pick up on it immediately.
They will have to begin to speak like Kindergarteners when they get to Kindergarten. There is some work ahead for somebody.

I think the family has ruled out
any health issues (like some form of deafness). If that were the problem, we would have heard about it long ago. We knew 3 of the babies were on nebulizers for their underdeveloped lungs.

fidosmommy said...

Kate's story is becoming rather redundant at this point.

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Amen. It's the same story over and over and over again, the same phrases (my kids are healthy, happy and safe), the same old stuff.

Kate, please define "happy". How exactly do you see "happy" in the 8
8 children you have? And while we're at it, how about "healthy"?
Is it just physical health you're talking about, or their whole beings? Are they mentally healthy,
emotionally healthy and spiritually healthy? Or is the fact that they have shiny hair and
can ride bikes your measuring rod?

whatsthestorythisweek said...

'We always joked that when we met we should have walked the other direction'

If I recall the J & K 'story' correctly, KATE was the AGGRESSOR and told her friend that she was determined to meet Jon before leaving the event that day. Obviously Kate was too distracted by her fantasy visions of little Asian baby dolls to clearly understand Jon's words of 'I am seeing some one'. That should have been her cue to 'walk in the other direction'! Some 9+ years, eight children and a divorce later, you get what you get and dont be upset.

Ain't buyin it said...

That Kate Coyne of People Mag. is quite a goofy and inarticulate thing. How do these unattractive, unpolished, below average people in all respects, get to be on tv regularly, as well as being a spokesperson for any magazine. I wouldn't hire her as a speaker for a kindergarten class, let alone trying to sell Kate Gosselin to us.
She stinks at it. K. Coyne, get lost, you are acting like a loser, and are pushing what we refuse to buy.

MomofFour said...

I worked for a Speech Pathologist from Georgetown University Child Development Center for a decade. Specifically, we evaluated children for speech/languages issues and provided support to the parents, gave them a program to follow to help children with speech issues move along. I'm not a speech pathologist myself but as an assistant I can definitely see they are behind. I would be surprised if they had not been evaluated by a speech pathologist. That is a given with preemies. Kate has used language in the past suggesting they have indeed seen developmental specialists. It's not a fault of the parents they are delayed so I wouldn't imply such or talk about it in a negative manner. Also, if Kate does not talk about the kids seeing a developmental specialist then that's good! Finally...something private for the kids. However, if she refuses those services then she has made a mistake. They are extremely important for children born premature. It would help their growth and development and they would be a lot less frustrated being able to communicate well. Kate is a know-it-all so I'm not sure she'd be able to handle people telling HER what to do...but hopefully for the health of the children I hope she has taken advantage of these services.

kmama said...

Gee, I have a child starting Kindergarten and one starting the fourth grade in Sept and my schedule revolves around them, I have nothing more important than getting them acclimated to school. Now Kate has 6 children who should be starting Kindergarten and 2 children who should be starting fourth grade and she is traveling on a weekly basis in September.

Angela L. (Minnesota) said...

Hello GWOPers. Been reading this blog for a long time and I especially love the recaps - they always make me smile.

Those poor children - I worry about them and just know they're going to need major therapy. Hope they're saving some of those dollars for that. Or maybe they expect that for free too. gah.

I emailed the Women Conference that Maria Shriver is in charge of and got this reply

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and views with us. We are thrilled that The Women’s Conference brings together such a passionate, engaged and diverse group of woman every year. With that comes many different viewpoints and perspectives and we celebrate that. Our speaker line-up this year once again reflects many different lives and experiences and we are proud to provide a platform for women from all walks of life to become Architects of Change.

There has been some confusion regarding Kate Gosselin's participation at this year's Conference. At Night at the Village on October 26th, Ms. Gosselin will be interviewed, along with other authors, and then will sign books. She will not be speaking on the main stage at The Women's Conference on October 27th.

Thank you for your interest in The Women's Conference.

--
Liberty B. Conboy
Senior Aide
The Women's Conference
1801 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1201
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310.788.0100 p
310.788.0170 f
www.californiawomen.org


Well at least she's not a 'main' speaker. whew.

Keep up the amazing work on this website - I love it here!

AKL

CindyL said...

Angela (I emailed the Women Conference that Maria Shriver is in charge of and got this reply)

can you please also post the email address you used?

I would also like to send a short email to this group and let them know I am disappointed in their choice of authors (considering Khate really is NOT an author - her friend Beth is. Are they inviting James Frey to sign his book, as well? Khate is waaaay more of a liar than this so-called author ever was)

thanks so much for your detailed post, as well. :)

Let them know said...

Is there a way that all Kate's upcoming appearances listed here can be forwarded the letter from childabuse.net? I'm not that computer savy but I think that is a powerful tool to make people think twice. The letter with a small explaination about Kate.

Ana said...

Here is the contact information for the CEO of the Southern Womens Conferences.....

David J. Zimmerman, President
Southern Shows, Inc.
704-376-6594, local
800-849-0248, distance
704-376-6345, fax
dzimmerman@southernshows.com

a rose is a rose said...

Everyone get busy. Ana posted the information for the Southern Womans Expo. This is really our chance to make a difference, considering what is going on with the two of them this week with the police getting involved and Kate driving like a crazy woman with lights off. The time is now, please everyone take a few minutes to expose her and the charade that she is commiting on those children. Call the phone numbers.

Moffat said...

The entire family needs professional counseling. It should be part of the divorce decree. Someone, i.e., social worker, psychologist, family therapist needs to be talking/listening to the kids. My parents divorced in the 1960's when I was 10 and I received absolutely nothing back then. Forty years later and we haven't come any farther. Plus, since Jon is young and dating younger women, how many marriages will he go through? Kate too? How many step-parents, step/half siblings will enter the picture?

Ms.Peach said...

Check out Julie's blog. She has posted an open letter from ChildAbuseWatch.net to Gov. Schwarzenegger and Maria Schriver asking that Kate be pulled as a speaker at the Oct. Women's Conference. This type of information should be forwarded to all the show's sponsors.

tallblonde said...

Angela L (Minnesota) posted this reply from The Women's Conference: "There has been some confusion regarding Kate Gosselin's participation at this year's Conference. At Night at the Village on October 26th, Ms. Gosselin will be interviewed, along with other authors, and then will sign books. She will not be speaking on the main stage at The Women's Conference on October 27th."
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....because every Village needs an Idiot...... ;-)

met said...

....because every Village needs an Idiot...... ;-)

HA HA HA HA! Too funny!

The village idiot said...

I needed that laugh, "because every Village needs an idiot"
LOL, LOL thank you for that.

Jon+Kate=Hate said...

I don't know how these appearances and such work, but has it occurre to no one to perhaps go and disrupt it like is done at other events (ie town hall meetings on health care reform for example)? If there is a Q and A part of her apperance, why not ask her point blank why she continues to exployt her kids, etc. If we can protest unnecessary wars, surely we can protest KG. I'm just sayin'

linda459 said...

She is still getting speaking engagements? WHO WOULD PAY TO SEE HER???

NCMom said...

I just took my son to school today and there was a sign outside of the high school that Jon and Kate plus 8 were going to be there this Sunday.(A church holds services at the school). This is in Concord NC. Why is this woman still being paid to speak and rip people off by taking their money? Because she has it so bad? Right!! A millionaire, nannies, babysitters, and other hired help!! You poor thing!! Karma is coming Kate and you're in for a big fall!

Loving Mom said...

"So let me get this straight. Kate will be in Cleveland for the 11th, The View on the 14th & 15th, Charlotte on the 17th, and Birmingham on the 24th."

What was that she told Larry last night about how hard it is to be away from the kids when Jon has custody. Yeah, right.

Pony said...

"What was that she told Larry last night about how hard it is to be away from the kids when Jon has custody. Yeah, right."

I think the key words are "when Jon has custody." Otherwise, I think she's just fine being away from the kids.

chesterctymom said...

The beginning of the school year is so important to kids and it is so like Khate to be away and miss it all. Nice.

Geri said...

NCMom said...
I just took my son to school today and there was a sign outside of the high school that Jon and Kate plus 8 were going to be there this Sunday.(A church holds services at the school). This is in Concord NC. Why is this woman still being paid to speak and rip people off by taking their money? Because she has it so bad? Right!! A millionaire, nannies, babysitters, and other hired help!! You poor thing!! Karma is coming Kate and you're in for a big fall!

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Can you please attend and report back to us? Thanks in advance!

lifesabeachnyc said...

Jon+Kate=Hate said...
I don't know how these appearances and such work, but has it occurre to no one to perhaps go and disrupt it like is done at other events (ie town hall meetings on health care reform for example)? If there is a Q and A part of her apperance, why not ask her point blank why she continues to exployt her kids, etc. If we can protest unnecessary wars, surely we can protest KG. I'm just sayin'
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AWESOME, AWESOME IDEA. That would be perfect. Instead of all of the sheeple fawning and throwing softball questions ("How on earth does the poor victim do it alone now"), she could really be caught off guard. Like "What is your rationale for being here, rather than at home with your grieving, traumatized and exploited children?"

Laura said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one. I too sent Regis and Kelly a complaint email but did not get a reply. I also sent the Southern Womens' Show of Richmond this:

"I appreciate all those who work so hard to create and promote the Southern Women's Shows and all they stand for.

I am particularly disturbed however, that the Southern Women's Shows are providing a platform for Kate Gosselin, of the controversial cable reality show Jon & Kate Plus Eight, to promote herself and her show.

The Gosselins along with The Learning Channel have been highly criticized for the continuing exploitation of the Gosselin children.

I ask you to rethink your position in this matter to avoid being suspected as a supporter of this type of behavior.

I myself am a true Southern Woman and I am embarrassed that my heritage appears blind to the Gosselins' highly controversial and questionable ideals. They continue to manipulate for their own gain."

here's the link I used to post:
https://southernshows.com/wri/?show_contact=1&form_id=48&

That's all we can do for now. I can't help but wonder what these people think about all the negative emails. Maybe the word will spread about the headache it is to bring a Gosselin on your show and these media outlets will stop allowing appearances. You know they are monitoring the ratings during and after such appearances. They don't include myself and if people really stop watching like they say, maybe they will get the message.

Alexis said...

Did anyone see the new commercials for "The View"? Because Elisabeth Hasselbeck is going to be on maternity leave, they are going to be having a series of guest hosts...including Kate. I used to love "The View", but I'm not sure I can keep watching it if they are going to humor Kate's wish of someday having a talk show.

abbie said...

I disagree that there are all 10 family members earning that money. For what reason should Jon and Kate get any money from the show? They both have/ had professions, which they chose to abandon, so they could live off the money THEIR CHILDREN bring in. People certainly don't tune in to watch Kate, which I am sure is a surprise to her as she has had tummy tuck, boob job, new furniture several times not to mention homes, wardrobe, hair and make up people, and the list goes on. Whats her great talent? Giving birth? Everyone here just about has done that. Not worthy of millions. Birth to multiples? Instead of applauding her, I think she needs to have her head examined. She won't be able to handle it when all the paiad TLC and paps are gone. That's when the breakdown will occur. JMO.

abbie said...

Anne said...

I would love it if when she got up to speak 95% of the people in the room left to get a snack or a bathroom break.

That I'd pay to see and be a part of!
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I would almost pay to see a gang of women, sitting together, raise their hands and ask her the "real" questions....how can you claim to be a bus mom when you have mega help-where are your kids right now- backstage??? Wonder how she would react to THAT question!

mom-of-one said...

I had to send yet another email to the Manager of the Cleveland Women's Show where Khate is signing autographs on Friday. I wonder if they will allow her to charge money for her precious name written on a cocktail napkins?

Damage Control said...

Is anybody going to see the shrew in Cleveland Friday?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Found this on the Cleveland website - looks like the hot time is 2:00 today.............

"From the covers of People Magazine and US Weekly to the Cleveland Women’s Show
Meet Kate Gosselin, mother of 8, star of TLC’s reality hit Jon & Kate Plus 8 and author of best sellers Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuples and Eight Little Faces. Find out about her large family, what goes on behind the scenes, and just what is actually true in all those tabloids you’ve been seeing at the grocery store. Kate will answer questions and sign autographs on Friday, September 11th at 2:00pm on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage at the Cleveland Women’s Show!"

So - who did her PR people PLANT in the audience to ask the pre-scripted questions for her........

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Any news on how the Womens conference went????

ErinKate said...

As far as Kate's "Martyr" tour goes, someone needs to tell her that all martyrs are dead!

cathycanuck said...

Kate is slithering across the border to appear at the Healthy Kids Expo in Toronto Oct 3 & 4. She's making a "LIVE debut" (lol, as opposed to...what?) and billed as "celebrity headliner SuperMom from the hit tv show and best-selling author of Multiple Bles8ings".

Kate Gosselin Speaker Pass- $40.00

Can they build her up any more than that?? Does she walk on water, too?? Yuck.

For those attending please BYOBB( bring your own barf bag) and careful where you step. There will be sheepleshit all over the place.

yeaisaidthat said...

With all Kate's back to back upcoming scheduled appearances and traveling who has been/ will be delegated and entrusted to the task of caring for the eight children? Is Jon, as a 'SINGLE' father expected to put his own pursuit of employment on hold and return to his role as the unemployed stay at home dad or will the 'not a nanny' be placed on 24/7 duty until such a time that KATE'S schedule can accomodate her return to 'motherhood'? At some point Kate will once again be called out on her extended absence from home and she will forced to admit that the children's primary care giver is either the guy that she claims has been 'acting like a 15 year old' or the 'not a nanny'.

Marlee said...

Yesterday Jon was in Buffalo, NY, at a haunted house, charging $7 for an autographed picture of his bad self...GAG!

http://www.buffalonews.com/258/story/799574.html?page=1#comment

48andfab said...

The Charlotte Observer asked for readers to email questions to be answered by Kate when interviewed by one of their reporters. What an odd coincidence - it's the SAME questions and answers that have appeared so many times before: How do you stay organized...what's your best advice to stay focused on your dreams...when you've had a bad day how do you keep going...what do you hope for your children's futures...blah blah blah. Like identical. I can't believe this was a coincidence. I believe her PR people have a list of acceptable questions period. And it's the same old trite answers. I later read the interview and she claims she was blessed with the gift of gab so she may have a talk show in her future. Barf!

emptynester said...

48andfab -
Since the proposed questions seem to be the same for each appearance, I can only assume that these postings are being submitted by her PR team. If they were really posted by her fans, wouldn't they already know the answers? Even us non-fans can recite the rote answers.

livnluv said...

Marlee said...
Yesterday Jon was in Buffalo, NY, at a haunted house, charging $7 for an autographed picture of his bad self...GAG!

http://www.buffalonews.com/258/story/799574.html?page=1#comment
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Not True

From TMZ.com

Jon Gosselin Won't Charge for John Hancock
Posted Sep 19th 2009 10:55AM by TMZ Staff

We're not sure who would have paid $7 for an autograph of Jon Gosselin -- but it turns out it was never even an option.

Gosselin is scheduled to appear today at Frightworld in Buffalo, NY -- and a local paper wrote that Gosselin was charging $7 for his autograph (which by our math, is about $7 more than it's worth).

But alas, it's not true. Jon's people tell us he never agreed to any such arrangement. In fact, Jon is doing the appearance as part of his efforts to launch the Jon Gosselin Children's Foundation -- which, we're assuming, helps children who have been exploited by reality television shows. Kidding. Kind of.

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Based on the bias of the entire Buffalo News story, I would guess it's another smear tactic by ms. kate irene and her PR people.

SarahinTO said...

Kate at the Kids Expo in Toronto Oct 3 & 4 at $40 CAD. Wow. I don't even know what to say, except $40CAD is way too much to pay to go and boo her. Too bad :0(

Ms.Peach said...

Here's a new one:

Stars & Stripes & Skates Benefit
Saturday, September 26th Danbury, CT