Tea Party Recap

This week on Jon and Kate Plus Eight TLC decided to pull out an episode made during the great kitchen renovation/beach getaway fiasco. Much like I don’t understand why TLC does anything it does when it comes to this family, I have no idea why they finally decided to air this two months after the other three episodes aired. If I were the nice owners of all the establishments involved, I might be a little mad at this point. But I might also be hoping that my name was never linked to this mess. Let’s watch the episode and see which is more probable. continue

Breaking News.... Kate Plus Eight and Jon halts the divorce

It was just announced that as of November 2, 2009 the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight. Jon will no longer be a part of the weekly show, however he will make sporadic appearances. The show will focus on single mom Kate and the eight children. As an added bonus it was also announced that TLC is working on a "Kate project" for 2010.


It's a busy day in the Gosselin world it seems. Right after the reports of the show being renamed came out, Jon's lawyer announced that Jon is putting a 90 (oops, not the 60 I originally wrote) day hold on the divorce proceedings.

Just one among many articles. Another one.

September 28, Tea Party

Kate's ready for some good old fashioned girl time! The girls spend a special afternoon out with Mommy taking a relaxing carriage ride and having tea at a local tearoom. Kate gets a little nervous when the girls drink tea from delicate china teacups!

30 minutes

Life With a Sheeple


There have been a lot of comments on this site regarding Sheeple, especially a particular one with hilarious initials. But what came to my mind was their poor families. If some single chick wants to be Kate-ish then so be it -- only their co-workers will suffer.But the children and husbands of the sheeple... it must be torture. If you look up to someone on TV as a role model, then that means they are better than you at something. And when that someone is Kate Gosselin and that something is "being a wife & mother", ACK!! Do the sheeple use and neglect their children more than Kate? Do they treat their husbands worse than Kate does/did Jon?I wonder if they all make that Kate-eating-her-salad-talking-to-the-camera-ignoring-her-children face when their families interrupt JK+8?Anyone else want to speculate on Life With A Sheeple? LOL.


By CrazyK8. Thank you! The commenters are great today.

How to Be a Professional Manipulator

From Lauren:

I have been thinking about Kate and what she can do if she cannot find a talk show. I have come up with a way that she can have the attention she seeks from an audience and the money she needs to support her kids, and something that will keep her traveling! So I have come up with the idea that Kate can be a "Professional Manipulator" giving how-to speeches across the country!

Some of the things she can talk about are the following:
"The Art of Lying Effectively and How Not To Get Caught" Although she needs work on the latter part!
"Crying To Get What You Want"
"Berating and Belittling 101"
"Attention Seeking Behavior"
"The Use of a Good Coupon"
"How To Manipulate With a Wooden Spoon"
"How to Con Churches Out of Their Money"
"How to Brainwash The Sheeple Population Into Thinking That You Are a Christian"
"How To Dress Like a Fashionable Hooker"
"RoadKill Hairstyles"
"Sarcasm and Children: How To Do It Effectively"
"How to Scream at Annoying Fans Effectively So That They Do Not Bother You Again"
"Avoiding Tough Questions and How To Answer Them Without Answering Them!"
"How To Plan and Conceive A Multiple Birth"
"Grandparents, Family and Friends--When They Are No Longer Useful"
"The Love of Money-Put Your Priorities in Order"
"How To Use Words Not in the English Language to Your Advantage""
The Art Of Narcissism"
and "How To Get Everything Free"

My tiles are not as creative as some of the other posters could come up with--but you get the idea!!

Thank you, Lauren. I hope you don't mind we made your comment a post.

It's Saturday and slow. Have fun.

We haven't done one of these in awhile and it seems a slow Gosselin news day so enjoy. This one is from Anonymous - who else? This one can spell jealous correctly.

Jealous you all are, I say Hooray for Kate. Who would'nt like the money and I think the kid's are doing great, I bet if some of you had cameras following you around 24 7 you might try hiding some thing's in your closet. And Jon oh' ain't he just the little play boy now....NOT! She need's to take him through the wash, he needs to grow up and put his kid's first and stop acting like he's a teenager again. You get the feeling it's all about him, when he told one of the children oh' I'm on broadway steet, kate did'nt get pregnant by herself.When he does his part of the show you can tell he is not into it, and the fishing trip for his kids going through the cow pasture, boring!give me a break, it does'nt take a numb scull to catch a fish. You hooky wormy, casty line, catchy fishy and pully in, YUCK! Boy he's a real stud now.....But he also like's spending that money to as you can tell.

Sep 26, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

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Farm to Table recap

Kate and the Kids Visit an Amish Vegetable Stand! Oh, And Cara Has a Two Week Old Foot Injury

Kate prepares to take the children to her favorite vegetable stand and confesses to us that as a ploy to get the children to eat vegetables, Kate tells them, "this is Henry's. Henry will be upset if you don't eat it".  I suspect that Henry was less a beloved farmer for the Gosselin children and more of a pissed off boogeyman. Continue

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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!

September 21, Farm to Table

Kate takes the kids on a special trip to visit Henry, an Amish farmer and friend who has often supplied their family with fresh produce. After a satisfying and fresh organic meal together, it's time a family game night -- but will everyone play nicely?

30 minutes

Sep 19, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

Free Discussion 9/19 - 9/25

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Shoka and Nala, we hardly knew you.

It's being reported on various sites that the Gosselin family dogs, Shoka and Nala, were returned to the breeder today. Please use this thread for discussion related to the Gosselin dogs.

Movie & A Catch recap

After seeing the horrific promo of Kate wearing a popcorn bucket on her head like a drunk at a company Christmas party and screeching “Come and get your popcorn!” in a voice that was sure to have caused hearing loss in the crew, I had instant regrets of volunteering to do this recap. Let’s see if I was wrong, shall we. continue

Kate on The View

Kate is co-hosting on The View Sept. 14 and 15. Please discuss all The View Kate related things here.

September 14, Movie & a Catch

While Kate's at home with the kids, she decides to have another movie night, but this time they're taking it outside in their own backyard! When it's Jon's opportunity to spend quality time with the kids, he decides to teach them how to fish.

30 minutes

Kate in Cleveland

A reader recently contacted us about attending Kate’s appearance at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I encouraged her to share her experience in a recap for GWOP. Thank you to Ick @ the I-X for biting the bullet and taking one for the team!!

September 11, 2009.
A day of remembrance for innocent lives lost AND the day that brought the Queen B of TV, talk shows & tabloids to Cleveland, Ohio.

I arrived at the I-X Center at 1:25 for Kate’s 2:00pm appearance.

Located the ‘celebrity stage’ where Jonathan Kayne Gillespie from Project Runway Season 3 was just finishing up his appearance. continue

Submitted by Ick @ the I-X

Free Discussion 9/12 - 9/18

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Sep 12, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

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

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Jon on GMA and Primetime 9/8/09

Jon is to be on GMA and also on Primetime this week.

Sep 5, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

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Dude Ranch and Dress Up Recap

Saddle up partners, and prepare for a rough ride. I decided to do this recap so that Dude Ranches and the good people who run them were not slandered by this episode. It doesn’t look very promising when Kate begins her couch monologue/commentary wearing a low crowned pink cowboy hat that looks like it cost $2.00 from a tourist shop catering to children. However, things weren't as bad as they seemed. continue

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