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Finally speechless... said...

The National Enquirer (yeah, I know... eeuww) is reporting that Jon and Kate are splitting up the kids...... can that be right?

He would take the twins to NY and she would move back into her "mine, all mine" house with the tups.

Could this possibly even be a considered plan?!

Jon said he wants to be able to stay in NY to work on deals and be near Hailey. And Kate doesn't want to share HER house with him anymore.

I cannot imagine what they must have in their heads for brains, perhaps rocks?

There have been so many "last straws" and this one is the final one for me. I give up. I quit. You can have them, let them rot, I just don't care anymore.

Finally speechless... said...

Oh wait, I just thought of something..... could it be that the TWINS don't WANT to live with Kate anymore?

Maybe they have gotten tired of her nastiness.

Hmmmm - the saddest story........

Terra said...

There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I hope this isn't off topic but I can echo what the admins said last week about keeping the posts short and not replying to so many comments. It just takes away so much and makes reading and following along so much more confusing.

bye kids said...

I do think Kate will dump JK+8 if she gets her own show, as it is tarnishing her image. She will also dump the kids one way or another; she has no use for them now. Way to go....the clown car uterus has actually worked for her. Wow.

Kate is a hillbilly said...

Kate claims that she reads 8 books to her 8 children and makes cookies!
She is a superstar and amazing that she can find the time. Well in my opinion she is so full of ****

Tara said...

There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?

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It's a pilot, not a done deal. Production companies usually film pilot during Sep. and Oct. then try to get greenlight from networks. Networks pick up a few shows they think it has potential.

I don't believe 8 cash cows will finally be released from duty. I think J&K+8 will keep going unless ratings are too low. I think she will drag her cash cows to be guests on her new shows sometimes to pump up ratings. I also think she will continue to tip paps and let paps take pictures and shoot videos of her kids. She will also use them for photo shoot for magazines or TV show marketing material. You should know Kate by now.

As long as Kate is on TV, whether it's the on going reality show or a talk show, the 8 children will also be hunted by paps approved by Kate. Poor kids will be in tabloids forever. They will never have privacy if Kate is on TV. Even if the reality show stops, tabloids will keep showing you how the kids turn out to become nasty people like those celebrities' kids. Kate has to be off TV, so the kids will have privacy.

Jessica said...

It's possible the twins are acting out now because of the divorce and Kate doesn't want to deal with them.

Anything is possible. You think Kate would try to keep a good image. But spanking children, sending dogs away, she really thinks her PR people can spin anything to make her look good and she can get away with anything. Wow!

Shari said...

I predicted the split of the kids days ago under the Shoka Nala section......in Khate's eyes the twins aren't earning their keep by not being filmed much anyway. Both seem closer to Jon, the (barely lesser of 2 evils) and the tups are Khate's gravy train so I totally foresee it happening. I also suspect Khate will milk the show for as long as humanly possible whether she gets another show or not. It's all about money for her and the more the merrier. Here's to hoping that anything she does bombs big time......I personally don't watch anything that she's a part of.

Sue said...

Bawbwa is promoting divawce on her show by having Kate on as a so-host..Bawbwa has lost credibility having Kate on for watings and we all know watings=$$$$$! As for Kate saying she has the 'gift of gab' Give me a break! Newsflash Kate..review your awkward appearances on the View where you tried so desperately to fit in and failed. You struggled to find anything of substance to say and were at a loss to contribute anything that did not involve you! All I can say is a pretty lid on an empty container is still a lid on an empty container. Enough said.

Dunwoody Mom said...

This is from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Paula's show - not one word about Kate. Interesting...

Food Network phenom Paula Deen’s boys delivered a heaping ladle of scoop while they were in town promoting their new cookbook, “The Deen Bros. Take It Easy” last weekend.

Jamie and Bobby Deen are assisting their Lady & Sons owner mama today with the taping of a pilot in New York City for a brand-new daytime talk show hosted by the Savannah TV cook.

“Mama has always loved ‘Queen for a Day’ and you’ll see a lot of that influence,” dishes Bobby Deen. “That will be the nucleus of the new show.”

Son Bobby will contribute a “man on the street”-style segment to the show while Jamie will appear online via Skype from Savannah.


http://blogs.ajc.com/peachbuzz/2009/09/18/paula-deen-shooting-daytime-talk-show-pilot-in-nyc/?cxntlid=thbz_hm

poor kids said...

Finally speechless... said...

Oh wait, I just thought of something..... could it be that the TWINS don't WANT to live with Kate anymore?

Maybe they have gotten tired of her nastiness.

Hmmmm - the saddest story........
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the twins aren't the little money makers. She doesn't need them. She prob also can't control them anymore. As far as keeping the 6, I think you mean the not a nannies will be keeping them.

Kate is a waste of space said...

Terra said...

There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?

I do since the ratings seem to be in the crapper. If she can be the *star* without sharing the spotlight with the tups I am sure she will. Seems she isn't home much anyway to tape new episodes. Hasn't she been in NY all week? I know PA is just so far away...NOT

logical said...

according to the national enquirer kate is taking the tups and jon gets the twins....I can see this...kate takes the moneymakers and jon gets what she can't use to further herself....anything that doesn't make her money...out it goes....wonder how long it will be before the tups are gone too....just a thought

PoodleLady said...

I can't see Kate allowing that but I can see where she'd want him out of the house.
I'm so addicted to this family it's a sin, I need help . LOL

kinman said...

I did hear about the Paula Deen show that was filmed this week, but I did not think Kate showed any real charismatic appeal on The View, and I do not think she has the qualifications to be a talk show host. There have been so many of these shows that have failed over the years that I fear this will be just another one. I think TLC should cancel J & K Plus 8 because it is not doing the kids any good, and they do not appear to enjoy it anyway. Now that they are school-aged, there is just not enough interesting things to film. And if they just start taking them out of school for fancy vacations etc.. in order to have filming material, that is sad. Those kids are isolated enough from their school friends and need a normal life. I believe the PA house will be sold and Kate will move to NYC (because that is apparently where her new show is being shot) but I see her more in a luxury townhouse in the heart of Manhattan instead of a sprawling suburban home with lots of room. Jon needs to get a regular job in order to improve his image. and move to a place where he can have all of the kids at once, and get the dogs back from the breeder (after their "training"). I am so sick of people applauding Kate for solely supporting her children financially and working so much , while all Jon does is chase women and buy fancy cars. Both of these so-called parents need to step up and be with those kids. So he really needs to clean up his act. He has said he has "dirt" on Kate, and I bet he will talk soon. I know this is rambling, but I feel that the ones who will suffer are the children. You can already see that they feel a sense of entitlement and they are really not very well-behaved. Kate seems to be all about herself (and so does Jon). They did not have to get rid of the dogs..there are enough staff in that house all the time so that someone could have helped them. I think they got rid of them because they will all soon be leaving that house and they will be all living in NYC. Think of ALL the possibilities for filming!! The Gosselins take Manhattan!!! LOL. I find myself Tivo'ing the show, and then fast-forwarding thru most of it because frankly, it is boring television. The kids are adorable, but TLC prefers Kate and gives her the new grill, fancy trips, and the sad music in the background while she laments her lonely life. They do not give Jon the same consideration in his spots (old grill, fishing in the mud etc..). I think the low point for me was last week when Kate was cackling while wearing the popcorn hat. It seemed so phony and staged. Jon has his faults for sure..but he seems to want the kids to have a normal life with fishing and grandparents and cousins etc.. You have to give him props for that (although he has used terrible judgement with his personal life!). He needs a better PR person to get him back on track because I think he has the potential to be a decent dad, while I think Kate just wants to climb the ladder to fame and fortune (which will be a short climb and a swift downfall, as she is not very likeable , eloquent, or talented) Anyway that is my soapbox. I read this board all the time, but this is the first time I have posted. I think the show should be cancelled and the kids and the parents need to be out of the limelight and out of the tabloids for awhile.

Skeet said...

To those of you waiting for Jon to come to the rescue....HELLLOOOO! It isn't going to happen. Jon's actions since the split speak volumes.

Is Kate annoying? Yes. Does she answer questions with questions that she answers? Yes. Does she say honestly just about every other sentence? Yes. Is she self centered? Yes.

I disagree with anyone who says Kate is not attractive. Her new hair style makes her look softer. If I had the money, would I fix myself up? Yes.

How many times have one of the children had to be taken to the doctor's on Jon's watch? Kate "made" Jon get rid of the dogs? Give me a break. I think some of the posters maybe right and the dogs were TLC's idea or maybe the family just got tired of them.

Paula Deen can teach Kate a thing or two. Like how to cook. I don't think Kate looks at all comfortable in the spotlight. In my opinion Kate is trying to stay in the public to keep up the standard of living they have gotten accustomed to.

HW said...

Could somebody please post contact information for Paula Deen? I can't seem to find the forum.
Thanks so much.

momto5 said...

finally speechless,
I feel like you, I am so tired of the G's. Everything about them is negative. Now the dogs have suffered through Kate's wrath. I am losing interest in them, I was hoping to see some sort of good come out of all this nonsense, but the reality is, is that it will not.
Why? Because J&K are purposely doing everything in their power to stay in the media, it makes them MORE money. They have an extravagant lifestyle and sure in hell will not give it up, just to give the kids privacy, because according to them the kids are more than happy to keep filming. When Kate's momentarily fame finally dissipates she is going to suffer greatly and who do you think she will bring down with her? I pray for the kids, but I am sick and tired of these to scums of the earth, I am spending less time reading about them and shifting my reading to other better things. I do lurk because I am hopeful things will change, but not likely. They have not and will never deserve the good fortune that has come their way, because instead of being humble, grateful and trying to make a positive change for humankind, they became greedy, selfish, arrogant and self absorbed, karma is not going to be kind when she rears her ugly head.

SickofalltheBS said...

Terra, no I do not think that Kate will stop the current show simply because she stated on the View or somewhere that there will never be enough money. This woman is all about money and will do 10 shows to be able to contiune living the life of the rich.

Ms.Peach said...

Terra said...
There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?

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She will be A CO-host. They are shooting the pilot today in NYC. It's mostly Paula Deen's show. Kate will not stop exploiting her kids, so I wouldn't hold my breath on the TLC show ending anytime soon.

Ms.Peach said...

livnluv said...
O.M.G. kate's thinking about writing a tell all book? At least all of her lies will be combined in one place. She's a piece of work...
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Yes! Hopefully those who have been silent will refute her lies. Jon's book, if he does one, will be waaaaay more interesting.

Riley said...

I have also heard about the talk show with Paula Dean. Would Paula be on the show also or would she just be a producer? I think Kate would totally be overshadowes by Paula. Yes both personalities are HUGE but Paula is likable and not fake like Kate. Although Paula has a loyal and big fan base I just don't see them accepting Kate. I also don't think Kate could pull off a show all by herself. You can't ACT on a talkshow you have to be yourself. She also has to be relatable. I don't think she can relate to the average single Mom. Kate wants us to think it's a piece of cake being a single Mom where we all know that is not true. Yes I will be happy if the other show is gone but I just don't think she can do a show by herself. Anyone else think that?

Huh said...

Quote: "Oh wait, I just thought of something..... could it be that the TWINS don't WANT to live with Kate anymore?"

That was my first thought. I figured the twins requested to live with Jon.

Quote: "There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?"

I doubt it. True, it would be wonderful for the kids for filming to stop, but Kate probably sees it as even more income. We all know that with Kate and money, there's never enough.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Yawn does not want the kids. He wants to live in his bachelor pad and live his twenties that he "missed". Khate doesn't want the kids, she wants her career which involves traveling around the country with her boyfriend/bodyguard. This is sickening. We all need to pray that SOMEBODY will step in to help these innocent children.

SAHM said...

The National Enquirer story doesn't surprise me, IF its true. Kate can't handle all 8 kids by herself day in and day out, even w/ nannies... she is too self absorbed.

I said in the beginning that this arrangement of her and Jon going back and forth would never work. I don't even see how doing 2 shows is going to work either.

AJC said...

Source: Kate Gosselin Is Not the Main Star of New Talk Show

goawayfools said...

Finally speechless, I share your sentiment. Who knows if it's true, but here's my take on it if it is:

The twins are becoming a liability to Kate's reputation (they can voice their displeasure with her and refuse to film). Mady in particular has called her out on being "really really mean" (so true, Mady) and for not wanting the dogs (thereby supporting Jon's statement). Cars recently dressed Kate down for that wasteful popcorn machine, telling her it would have been easier to have popped it in the microwave (true, Cara, but what about making memories?).

So the twins are no longer doing everything Kate wants and are old and articulate enough to expose her fake ass. What's a cow to do? Cut them out, of course. Like everyone else. The twins can live with Jon, she'll cry on the couch about her sacrifice and how happy the girls are, she'll continue her stupid show with the infantile, robotic tups who can tell her how cool she is on cue, the twins can come home for ratings every once in a while, and nutless Jon can get a fat check every month.

Kate's evil ambition at the expense of EVERYONE is satanesque. The tell all book should be very interesting.

minka's tail said...

I think this is a good idea, actually. I think both parents need full custody of at least one child, so that they do not forget they are parents. Right now, they are leading double lives, one taking care of angry, acting-out children, the other in a cool bachelor(ette) pad, with no domestic responsibilites at all (not even yelling at the maids and nannies!) Which lives do you think they like better? Which ones do you think will start to "take over?" Already, they're traveling and whoring during "family time." It will only get worse as their bonds to the children weaken from not seeing them enough.

I'd rather see the kids living separately from some of their siblings than left alone in a house with nothing but nannies because their parents are so busy in their other lives they forget to come see them.

Melissa said...

I don't know - that seems a little extreme, splitting up the kids. Haven't they suffered enough?

But maybe that would give Mady and Cara a 'fresh start', and a little sense of normalcy.

Either that or TLC needs new fodder for the show... "The Twins Take Manhattan!"

Lil'Chickpea said...

There's a rumor going around that Kate is about to get her own show as a host. Does anything think she'd stop the current one if this actually happened?

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Not by a long shot. I don't think she's stupid enough to trade a cash cow for a chance show. Unfortunately.

what about the six? said...

If the kids are split up, Mady and Cara definitely got the bigger end of the stick. Those poor tups will stay forever locked up inside the Orphanage, which is starting to remind me of a glorified crate for those kids.

chesterctymom said...

Last night during the football game I worked at the concession stand while my daughter performed with the marching band...and this morning I sat and cheered on the sidelines while my son played lacrosse...we're not millionaires, but I consider myself a much wealthier person than Khate. I make myself available 'For my children'...

dumb bitch said...

Anyone wonder how much time Kate must spend on the Internet, with her handlers, planting items in the press, getting dressed up before calling the paparazzi, working out, tanning, keeping her hair and nails done, plastering on makeup, buying ill-fitting clothes? And this is when she's home with the kids! They must just look at her and wonder WTF?

who is she trying to kid? said...

Kate is a hillbilly said...

Kate claims that she reads 8 books to her 8 children and makes cookies!
She is a superstar and amazing that she can find the time. Well in my opinion she is so full of ****
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She bakes cookies but she can't cook chicken...ha She already stated on her show that Aunt Jody was the baker. Bet she wishes our memories are as short as hers seems to be. As far as the cookies she *baked* when they went green who is she kidding? I am sorry but when I bake my kitchen shows it. I am not dressed to the nines either. I guess the only person she has to convince that she is wonder woman is the mirror!

Kate is a waste of space said...

Jessica said...

It's possible the twins are acting out now because of the divorce and Kate doesn't want to deal with them.

Anything is possible. You think Kate would try to keep a good image. But spanking children, sending dogs away, she really thinks her PR people can spin anything to make her look good and she can get away with anything. Wow!
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It's working so far. She is a hot item right now. As long as people tune in and read the tabloids she won't go away anytime soon. At least she can't get into my living room...lol

MomOfThree said...

As it seems now to be a done-deal that Kate is co-hosting a "talk show" taping in Manhattan, maybe she should have been the one to move into NYC and Jon should have stayed in the house with the kids.

As for as the kids being split up, this is the first I've heard, but a lot of episodes recently focused on just the tups, with Cara and Maddy being mercifully shown very little and spending quite time alone with Jon at home. This could have been a test of sorts by TLC to see if Kate and the tups still have the "marketability" to go it alone. Maybe it was decided that it wasn't so and now Kate has "moved on" to her co-hosting gig.

In any case, I have felt for a while now that the Duggars are being groomed to be TLC's new "pride and joy". TLC is rolling out the red carpet for them by traipsing them around the country and having them experience things they otherwise may not have the opportunity (or even a remote interest) in doing....Ethiopian cooking, Dolly Parton, bowling, the Amish, etc. I know they have traveled BEFORE TLC came along, but when they did "On The Road With 16 Kids", with the exception of one night that Disney hosted them in their hotel, some slept in their old RV and the boys "dormatory" (as one little guy called it) was the trailer they pulled behind their van. They stopped at laundromats to wash clothes on the road and crammed so much food into that RV and trailer that Grandpa had to drive their van over and meet them in a parking lot because the RV did not have enough power to pull the trailer. Now two kids (and a weekly show contract with TLC) later, when visiting Tennessee, they stay in a beautiful, large "log cabin" (ala the Gosselins lodge on their ski trip to Colorado). They eat meals out in nice restaurants....and now (shades of Jon and his workout program), we have Jim Bob on the dieting and exercising path.

So, while it does not surprise me that Kate may "branching out", I really hope that Jon somehow does the same and goes his own way, that the "family's job/show" gets canned and the kids can finally have a normal life...something a long time coming.

Jon Could "Write A Book." said...

I wish Jon could convince Beth to "write" a tell-all book for him about how life at the Gosselins was really like.

He could claim to be the author. Beth did it before for Kate. Has she been hurt enough to do it again for Jon?

I think that book would sell big time.

NYNative said...

Kinman - Kate would never be able to afford a luxury townhouse in the heart of Manhattan. They cost many millions of dollars and she would probably have to go before a board. I'd don't think she'd pass muster.

Take the Boys, Jon said...

If the kids are at all split up, the boys need to be with Jon. We all know that Khate has never liked them, belittles them, calls them names, and it will only get worse as all the girls take on her view of the boys. Jon, for goodness sake, you know how she treats them!!!!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Did K8 actually say she thinks she 'has the gift of gab'???

Her behavior is more like she believes she is a 'gift from god'.

As far as Paula's ability to 'teach K8 a thing or two' - I doubt ANYONE can teach K8 ANYTHING because K8 is so sure she already knows it all and is superior to everyone else.

That K8 is one delusional piece of work.

As far as the request to not reply to others' comments within GWoP, for whatever it's worth, I enjoy the commenting back and forth (so long as it's respectful and non-insulting to each other) because it makes this blog more of a conversation format. JMO.

Money> said...

Kate is completely nuts and so are the sheeple for even thinking for one moment that she does all this for the kids.

The show makes enough money for them to live a comfortable life.

With that said.....The kids need their Mom home with them far more then they need the extra money.

I cant imagine leaving 8 kids home with sitters while I am out and about dressed like a hussy and claim that it is all for the kids.

THE KIDS NEED YOU HOME KATE!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Last night during the football game I worked at the concession stand while my daughter performed with the marching band...and this morning I sat and cheered on the sidelines while my son played lacrosse...we're not millionaires, but I consider myself a much wealthier person than Khate. I make myself available 'For my children'..."

Amen. Same here! I'm known as the "den mother" at school activities. I wouldn't trade it for the world, not for a million bucks, not for my own television show. Kids grow up so fast, you turn around, and wonder where the time went. Sunrise, Sunset. Kate's missing all of this, but remember, it's all for her children!

AJC said...

Kate can't handle all 8 kids by herself day in and day out, even w/ nannies... she is too self absorbed.

I never understood why it freaked her out so much to do normal, every day things with her children? What's wrong with her emotionally that she never bonded with them? Why does being with her children in the role of "mom" stress her out so very much?

Anne said...

On another forum someone joked about a possible name for Paula and Kate's new show.

"The Kneading and the Breeding"

I love it!

holly hobbie said...

I think the kids get hurt more on jon's watch because he actually lets them play and be normal kids. Also, I remember the dog episode where they went to get the dogs and khate walked away with two puppies in hand saying " I've got my two dogs we can go now!" I guarantee she wanted those dogs gone now that jon isn't around to take care of the poop!

GreenMango said...

So just like the pups who got old and are not longer cuddly, Kate decides to dump the Twins on Jon.

She is keeping her money maker. Who will be caring for the sextuplets when Kate is out doing TV shows?

me too said...

I don't believe they are splitting up the kids. It's just a rumor. Like the Playboy thing...that wasn't true either. Anyone can print anything...

Cocoa said...

Does anyone know what happened to Beth and family? She was Kate's "bestest" friend, remember? The twins were friends with their daughter. Also, no news from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodie? Very strange. What do K&J tell their kids when they ask why they can't see their cousins and friends?

NotaBadThingMaybe said...

I don't know that splitting up the kids (IF it's even true) is a bad thing. Posters here have talked about the twins not living the same type of life since the'tups were born...meaning attention mostly. Etc. So maybe it's not a bad thing. I mean it's not like they would NEVER see each other....and personally I think ANY of the G.kids would be BETTER off , away from Khate's full time influence (except we all know it's NOT full time , cuz of the not-a-nannies, but, you know).
Jon is NO prize and I would be concerned about the tramps he might bring around,,,but there would be some sort of nanny involved in NYC too, believe it. And with Jon's custody, the girls would have visitation with their EXTENDED family.
The tups would be forever hindered in development by staying w/KHate of course, the continued infantilization of them for as long as possible, etc. I wonder how she will handle that one when they enter their teens...hmmm? Well hopefully by THEN, we will not be suffering KHate's monotone mumble and trashy clothes on our TV screens or in the checkout line, anymore!

Anne said...

Does anyone know what happened to Beth and family? She was Kate's "bestest" friend, remember? The twins were friends with their daughter. Also, no news from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodie? Very strange. What do K&J tell their kids when they ask why they can't see their cousins and friends?

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I really wonder about this too. Especially when Kate said on the Today show that her kids love watching the DVDs of their show. Does she pull out the episodes where they are having fun at Beth's or with their cousins at Jodi and Kevin's?

ToTheMoonAlice said...

I just figured out where all the sheeple come from...They, along with their leader, Kate, live in GosselinWorld. It is, obviously, an alternate reality world, where whatever you say is true WHEN YOU SAY IT. So when you want to change your story...sorry, I mean change your tune...sorry, I mean change your mind, and NOW what you're saying is true, it BECOMES the truth, because whatever you say is true WHEN YOU SAY IT. So you see, in GosselinWorld, Kate is always telling the truth.

Whew! I'm glad I figured THAT out, because now I know I'm not loosing my marbles trying to keep up with Kate's latest utterance...
**snort!**

fidosmommy said...

Anne asked:
What do K&J tell their kids when they ask why they can't see their cousins and friends?

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"They don't know how to help us"

"If I were to be perfectly honest,
you don't have any cousins or friends."

"Being in our lives requires payment. TLC said no."

"They were covered with dustilies, so I put them in the yard sale"

"They kept wanting to go into the back yard."

"They've all gone to live with the Duggers. Who'd notice?"

"They came in the house with shoes on their feet on April 12, 2007. That was the day Lordybe took them home"

"They refused to sit in highchairs
and drink out of sippy cups. What was I supposed to do?"

"One of them asked for a cupcake. You KNOW we don't eat cupcakes in this house!"

"Another one mentioned that your Daddy needed to write a cookbook on Korean food."

"I have a mother's intuition that
having those people in the kids' house is wrong"



Oh, the list is endless as to what Kate has told the kids about the absence of key people in their lives.

Anne, I realize your question was one of genuine concern for the children, but I couldn't help myself. I'm sorry if I offend...

Sharla said...

I'm not sure how the replying to comments discussion got going, but here is my thought on the subject. Replying to comments relevant to the Gosselins is OK. If you're wanting to have a conversation with someone about your own lives or issues not Gosselin, that is why we have Facebook and a chatroom. We're trying to keep a lid on the off topic on the blog as it's bulky enough as it is. Thanks and I hope you understand.

she's huge said...

Kate was horrible on the View. Inarticulate, fake, and completely full of s--t. One of the reasons she stammers so much and says uh, uh so much is because she has lire so much she has to try to keep them straight. Whoopie was great when she grilled Kate and Kate did everything but answer the questions. Her mothers intuition bullcrap was beyond silly. If Kate were on a talk show on a regular basis, she would get caught in her lies. Plus I think her ugly personality and less than average intelligemce would become more apparent. Maybe Paula wants her on the panel to make her look smaller. Kate is huge, so much so that she looks like a tranny. And she needs to keep those tree trunks for legs covered; yikes.

Not a fan of either said...

Go to Paula Deen's website and there is a place on the left hand side called Contact. Please, please let her know how you feel. Whether Kate is the star or not, she should not be on that show. She does not know how to cook and, well I do not think she has the right to give mothering advice.

I predict that eventually the children will go to boarding school. This has already been mentioned in a tabloid and was then retracted. I think it was the truth but word got out too soon. Who knows. I just wish they'd all go away.

Canadian Mom said...

The BBQ Kate used to (not)cook that chicken was not new.

If u look when American Chopper visited and the 'hairy' one played with the 6 with Charlie (his puppet), BOTH BBQ's are clearly seen.

Wierd.

crabbygirl said...

So what happened to Kate's "mother's intuition" all the times she exhibited poor mothering skills on and off tv? Does she have selective "mother's intuition"? I can't believe there are people who hold this person up as a symbol of motherhood. I don't know which is sadder, her being held in such high esteem or people actually thinking she is awesome.

I'd Shun Her If I Saw Her said...

Here's to hoping that anything she does bombs big time......I personally don't watch anything that she's a part of.
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I'm with you, Shari. I had recorded The View guest spots, looked at my DVR and said, "you know, it just ain't worth it" and I deleted them before watching. It felt good.

goawayfools said...

Kate's still doing a cookbook? She has never made anything that even looked remotely appetizing. What will her recipes for making memories be?

I can think of a few: Chicken Tartare with Sammonella Sauce, Birthday Cupcakes (only girls are allowed to eat these), Cheese Chunks and Grapes a la Craft Services, Juicy Juice in Sippy Cups, Water (for adults only), Stay On The Other Side Of the Island Lunchmeat Sandwiches, Wyoming Chicken Claws and of course, Kate's Original Don't Eat the Strawberries American Flag Cake.

This is beyond ridiculous. She can't cook, people! She can barely be bothered to feed those kids! Arrrrrrgh!!!!

Pieces of A Family said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Yawn does not want the kids. He wants to live in his bachelor pad and live his twenties that he "missed". Khate doesn't want the kids, she wants her career which involves traveling around the country with her boyfriend/bodyguard. This is sickening. We all need to pray that SOMEBODY will step in to help these innocent children.
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The kids are eventually going to get wind about this. They're going to know their parents thought they were in the way, their useful purpose having been lost as they aged and were no longer the cute little matching babies, born to be noticed and to make money. They'll look back at their whole young lives as a lie...family vacations that were just photo ops as one example. Too hard to separate out what, if anything, was real...or at least real that was also GOOD. All they can do is face forward into their adulthood and make their lives into what they deserve and have never had...truth, substance, happiness. I wish them that and more. I hope that if the kids are separated, they can reconnect in adulthood to find comfort in one another. They'll probably forgive their parents so they can move on...but forgiving doesn't always mean forgetting. I would say I'd hate to be the parents and face the questions of these kids over the next years, but Kate and Jon appear to put themselves first before their kids, over and over again. I don't think the judgments of their grown children will matter one bit to Jon and Kate. They're insensitive to anybody else's needs except their own. I'll stand to be proved wrong, but this is what I see from here.

Miss said...

A poster said that the Paula show should be called The kneading and the breeding. Here is another one that I saw. Butter and Bullshi*

Oh Boo Hoo said...

Kate said called it mother's intuition when she found out about the young babysitter.

I'll bet if the sitter was a older woman Kate's wouldn't have had a problem.

Me thinks that Kate was just jealous.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Crabbygirl said, "...So what happened to Kate's "mother's intuition" all the times she exhibited poor mothering skills on and off tv? Does she have selective "mother's intuition"? I can't believe there are people who hold this person up as a symbol of motherhood. I don't know which is sadder, her being held in such high esteem or people actually thinking she is awesome."
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Amen, sista'!!

So, K8 thinks she has 'a mother's intuition,' eh? She probably also believes she can 'leap tall buildings in a single bound' and that she possesses x-ray vision. Wait! "It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's SuperK8!!"

Anyone who's been thru divorce realizes that a ploy like K8 described was nothing more than a control issue playing out with the backdrop of divorce. One parent trying to control the other parent's visitation under the guise of 'what's best for the children' is a sadly common thing in divorce.

If either or both parents in this deal genuinely believe the kids are mistreated and/or unsafe in the care of the other, why is it that neither of them are going for full custody so as to offer more protection for their kids?

Paula and Kate? said...

For Paula Deen's new show, call it
"Red velvet No Eat cupcakes and Southern Charm"

fidosmommy said...

said...
Kate's still doing a cookbook? She has never made anything that even looked remotely appetizing. What will her recipes for making memories be?

I can think of a few: Chicken Tartare with Sammonella Sauce, Birthday Cupcakes (only girls are allowed to eat these), Cheese Chunks and Grapes a la Craft Services, Juicy Juice in Sippy Cups, Water (for adults only), Stay On The Other Side Of the Island Lunchmeat Sandwiches, Wyoming Chicken Claws and of course, Kate's Original Don't Eat the Strawberries American Flag Cake.

*****

Too funny!

But when did she ever serve a real sandwich that didn't have to be shipped of in a school lunch box?
I've only seen them eat slices of deli turkey (organic, of course) that they crammed into their mouths and sort of chewed up.

Anne said...

Anne, I realize your question was one of genuine concern for the children, but I couldn't help myself. I'm sorry if I offend...

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Too busy laughing to be offended!! My personal favorite from your list is: "They kept wanting to go into the back yard."

A Big Ole Stick of Butter said...

OMG, so Paula Deen, famous for her recipes' just oozing with big ole sticks of butter, is partnering with Kate who is famous for healthy organic foods. Well, Kate wants us to believe she is into that. Can't imagine the fights Paula and Kate will have over menu options, while Kate strives to keep this assumed falsehood alive. LOL

Ohio Buckeye said...

Fido'sMommy, just saw your post and am still laughing - thanks for the :)

How about adding this one to the 'why don't we have any family or friends visit us ever, Mommy?' list:

Because it's too risky that one of them might steal some of my on-camera time. We all know that this show is (say it with me now) "Mine, All MINE!"

fidosmommy said...

Kate's cookbook should be renamed
"STOP EATING!"

Debstmomy said...

Big oh stick of butter: Organic means free of pesticides, not Healthy or good for you. There is organic butter, sugar etc. It is quite possible & in fact easy to cook "organic" Paula Dean recipes.

Big Ole Stick of Butter said...

Debstmommy, I knew that, and should have added an AND to the healthy AND organic statement. lol Thanks for clearing that up.

jasmine said...

Is Paula Deen's new pilot with Kate the great a cooking show or talk show? Paula's pretty vocal and I've seen her guests struggling to get a word in sometimes. Actually, I'd like to see a Kate and Paula grilling cookoff challenge. Kate can make her salmonella chicken speciality marinated with juicy juice, a side of grapes, and a cup of yogurt for desert.

goawayfools said...

More recipes: Woe Is Me Deviled Eggs, Screecherific Popcorn, Rabid Animal Cereal, Organic Cow Meat, Milk (when on sale), and Toothpaste served on a Toothbrush at the Dinner Table

my9cats said...

AJC said...

Kate can't handle all 8 kids by herself day in and day out, even w/ nannies... she is too self absorbed.

I never understood why it freaked her out so much to do normal, every day things with her children? What's wrong with her emotionally that she never bonded with them? Why does being with her children in the role of "mom" stress her out so very much?
9/19/2009 11:05 AM

I keep thinking back to what Jon's mom said to Kate when she was preggers (I believe) with the twins. She told Kate the Asian gene was dominant and asked Kate if she could accept that none of the children would look like her. Kate said yes but in view of her treatment, lack of bonding with her children (unless the cameras are on) and her narcissism, I wonder if there is something to it. The kids are a reflection of Jon. Not her.

GoPoshGo said...

Anne said...
On another forum someone joked about a possible name for Paula and Kate's new show.

"The Kneading and the Breeding"

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How about:

"Belle & Hell"

"Just-a-pinch & Just-a-Grinch"

"Stick-a-butter & Kick-Jon-to-the-gutter"

"Hey Y'all & Hey ME"

and, drumroll please...........

"GRITS & TITS"

Two clueless idiots said...

OK, there's some SERIOUS funny on here tonight! The lists are hysterical!!!

Anne said...

...and of course, Kate's Original Don't Eat the Strawberries American Flag Cake.

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WTF was up with that? Who freaks out about their kids eating fresh strawberries? It's not like the cake was for company. They have no company.

livnluv said...

holly hobbie said...
I think the kids get hurt more on jon's watch because he actually lets them play and be normal kids. Also, I remember the dog episode where they went to get the dogs and khate walked away with two puppies in hand saying " I've got my two dogs we can go now!" I guarantee she wanted those dogs gone now that jon isn't around to take care of the poop!
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Agreed. And I saw a clip on E! channel this afternoon of Jon loading the dogs onto the breeder's truck. As the kids were saying goodby you could hear Mady at the door saying, "mommy wants these dogs gone." I have no doubt
kate demanded the dogs go away, "for the kids?"

MickeyMcKean said...

In regards to Kate calling it mother's intuition ...

Folks, I found it comical that Kate kept referring to her "mother's intuition" over and over on The View ...

Until I remembered that the pilot for the new show was regarding MOM LOGIC.

Coincidence? I don't think so!

GoPoshGo said...

Deen & Mean

Hey Y'all & HelllllllOOOOOOOOOO????

"It Ain't All About the Cookin'" & It's ALL about ME

Oh, I could go on all night.... lol.

this is too easy said...

The Cookbook:

Don't forget Ice Cream (2 flavors: She's Ruined and This is Your Dinner Tonight) and Air (aka: Alexis' bagel)

Utensils you will need: Turkey Baster, Ball Crusher and Wooden Spoon

Jennifer said...

I love the Paula/Kate show title ideas. I have a new one:

Frying & Lying

Susan said...

Cocoa said:

'No news from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodie? Very strange.

Kevin and Jodi have spoken out in the past and unfortunately they were criticized for doing that by some people, who thought they were speaking out with the intention of profiting from it. I do not feel that is why they spoke out and I appreciate that they did. I wonder how they felt when Jon basically referred to them as distant relatives who were not around much and basically threw them under the bus. I would think they have felt stung by the negativity directed at them and perhaps they are just done with speaking publicly. Its a damned if they do or damned if they don't situation for them because either way some people criticize them

MickeyMcKean said...

I love the proposed new show titles!

I have one to add:

Broil & Fake Bake

alana said...

My nine cats,

Your comment about the kids not looking like Hate and her inability to bond with them (or even treat them decently) was right on the money.
The Korean-gene topic has been discussed before but I've never read such a pertinent perspective.

I've always wondered if Hate's connection to Hannah had nothing to do with her being the first of the six Hate held after they were born. Rather, imo, that "bond" between Hannah and Hate has everything to do with the fact that Hannah is the least Korean-looking of all the children.

Kind of like "reverse-prejudice", as all of the children look like Dough-Boy and we know how Hate feels about him.

Kate the Grate said...

The names you are coming up with for the new show are making me laugh so hard I am nearly peeing myself. And as bad as the mess this family of innocents is in makes me feel I am so grateful for a moment of lightness. Thanks all.

Canadian Mom said...

Psssst Kate!

"For the sake of your kids"... SHUT UP!!

JuStArUmOr said...

I think splitting the kids is a terrible idea! They should be together like every sibling deserves, even the Gosselin children. Before any judge even considers splitting these children up they should be split from the parents and given to somebody responsible! It's not like the twins are in their teens and can really make a sound choice. They are going to feel guilt for desiding to live with either parent and I can not see the courts letting them choose. I really think this is just a rumor, but again in my opinion, they all need to be taken from their parents and placed in a more loving, caring, stable enviroment, TOGETHER!

fail bitch fail said...

Paula and Kates Show:

Sweet and Sour

Granny and Tranny

Cooker and Hooker

Amazingly Funny! said...

and, drumroll please...........

"GRITS & TITS"
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hey, goPoshgo...thanks for giving me a laugh tonight; you get the prize for "name that show!"

Aeris said...

Can anyone tell me how Paula Deen hooked up with Khate for this joint TV venture? This may be a coincidence, but Paula Deen has a line of dishware at Walmart, and Khate had/has her infant clothing line there as well. Do you think the two were paired up by some marketing "genius", or are they friends of some sort?

As for Khate's affinity towards Hannah, I believe it has nothing to do with her appearance and everything to do with her subservience. Hannah strokes mommy's ego the most, thus making her the favorite, IMO. Of course, not being an icky boy helps, too.

MyKitty said...

It's ORGANIC BUDDDER Y'all!

fidosmommy said...

Aeris said...
Can anyone tell me how Paula Deen hooked up with Khate for this joint TV venture? This may be a coincidence, but Paula Deen has a line of dishware at Walmart, and Khate had/has her infant clothing line there as well. Do you think the two were paired up by some marketing "genius", or are they friends of some sort?

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There is some minor connection between the companies they work for. Paula's new show is apparently a Time Warner subsidiary production (Warner Bros)
while Kate's old show is TLC.
Time Warner and TLC have joined forces with a show called "Real Simple" or something like that, which is a show for women, by women, about dealing with the ordinary everyday challenges and
humdrums of being a modern woman.
Finance, organization, food, decorating, etc. are on the lineup.

So, that is kind of a thin link, but there is one between Paula and Kate's paycheck writers.

fidosmommy said...

As for Khate's affinity towards Hannah, I believe it has nothing to do with her appearance and everything to do with her subservience. Hannah strokes mommy's ego the most, thus making her the favorite, IMO. Of course, not being an icky boy helps, too.

*****

Hannah was the only one in the house who knew how to help Kate.
Remember that little sweetheart
folding laundry and her mommy gushing over her?

She loved Collin because he was organized and put things away without being asked. (He seemed a bit OCD to me, but I'm no expert on that). But he was a boy, so that didn't count.

She loved them all when they wanted to help sweep the floor after lunch. "Three fewer crumbs on the floor is three fewer for me to have to sweep up". That infuriated me. Why not appreciate it for what it was - 6 little children doing cute things - instead of how it impacted her.

8POE's said...

I have to say this about Jon. It's
been said by some about him get-
ting the kids off the show etc.
People, he doesn't want the show to
end, he doesn't want to be part of
it anymore. Jonboy wants to be a
playboy and the show's in the way.

It's like Will Smith w/FPB or Jim
Brown w/Browns. It's time for HIM to move on. It's all well and good
for the show to go on just w/out HIM. He has a life after J&K.

Kate? She can't even think about
the show ending because if it does,
she'll lose the Konpound, servant
staff, won't have a need to galla-
vant around the country, and worst
of all, she'll have to be around the kids all day/everyday. That's
her biggest fear.

W/o the show she'll have to be a mother like everyone else. All she
ever does is find reasons to be AWAY from the kids, not WITH 'em.
She'll lose alot w/out the show.

I cannot understand how anyone can
think she's a good mother. She does
NOTHING with 'em. Howbout what she
said to Joy on the View? That said
it all. She's got enough $ now but
it's not enough. She has enough but
she just can't bear to have to be
w/kids all the time w/no escape.

I feel so bad for the kid(s) whose
mother would take advice from HER
on parenting. She's a "Lawnchair Quarterback"

CopyGirl said...

I am guilty of often quoting and replying to another person's comment -- and I will try to keep that to a minimum :)

Boo Kate said...

Kate as nasty as she is might say:

Your fat and I'm all that.

ErinKate said...

MickeyMcKean: Yes a lot of what Kate had to say on the view centered around her "mother's duty". Her intuition (her new buzz word) and also on Monday she mentioned being a single mom and having to provide for her kids. how did she deal with Jon bringing the new girl home, custody issues. etc. A lot of her answers involved her kids (like the wedding ring was for them) because that is the theme of the new show. I guess those are the topics she will be covering. But I still smell a rat with those questions from Whoopie. How come they didn't have questions about any other aspect of her life? Like who is with the kids now while you are sitting in NYC?

Maggie said...

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Maggie the Moderator.

lower class Kate + dumb Jon said...

Jon will never stand up to monster Kate. That idiot just does some little things by the side to rebel. I give up.

Big deal he got earrings and party a lot to piss Kate. So he doesn't want to play the clean cut Mr. Gosselin with good behavior. Kate might be pissed but her PR people can always tell her to use that against Jon and play victim.

A real man would stand up to Kate and tell her to get a caretaker otherwise she should send the dogs away by herself.

If Jon tells that woman "Don't you dare hit my kids or I am going to report you.", he will become a national hero.

Ava Rose said...

@8POE's:
you're right on! That is interesting what kate responded to joy with RE "getting paid enough". Now that I think about it, I'm VERY surprised the media hasn't caught up on that comment. They know very well they make $75,000 an episode and there's 40 in their 1 season. She has speaking engagements, etc... AND they live in a million dollar home. Seriously, wouldn't people be shocked Kate would say something like for someone having so much money?

OH! and if you missed whoopi "whoppin" kate's booty on "the view" hehe, here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-XMuFkXCgw

no boarding school said...

BOARDING SCHOOL is absolutely a very very bad idea. That's for selfish impatient parents dumping their children.

How can you let your little kids sleep outside of your home the whole semester. That's crazy. That IS NOT SAFE. Your kids can get harassed by other kids.

I have friends and relatives who went to boarding school. Ok, they didn't get abused by school staff but they had to endure harassment among students and some verbally creepy staffer at the dorm. They were little, they didn't tell their parents and report to principles. It's so wrong. I would never put my children through that.

Kids should never leave your home until they are old enough to deal with situations and that would be at least 18 years old.

Kate is no cook said...

Southern cream---Northern scream

Paula's saucy---Kate's bossy

Paula's nutty banana bread---kate's one nutty banana

Paula's goulash Kate's ghoulish

Southern fried chicken--Northern rare chicken

Paula's hoe cakes---Kate's a ho

The Lady's mac and cheese---Dump Kate PLEASE...

Paula the cook---Kate the kook

oh I could go on and on and on......

SuperSippyCup said...

The tups would be forever hindered in development by staying w/KHate of course, the continued infantilization of them for as long as possible, etc. I wonder how she will handle that one when they enter their teens...hmmm?
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I wonder if you can make a bong out of a sippy cup?!

Tyra said...

Name for Paula's and Kate's talk show: Fake and Bake

Ohio Buckeye said...

Aeris & Fido'sMommy said (paraphrasing Fido's Mommy): "As for Khate's affinity towards Hannah, I believe it has nothing to do with her appearance and everything to do with her subservience. Hannah strokes mommy's ego the most, thus making her the favorite, IMO. Of course, not being an icky boy helps, too.
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I agree! K8 seems so absolutely self absorbed that she's capable of 'love' based only upon the ability of the other person to reflect back to K8 the image that K8 is wonderful.

JMO: For K8, affection for others is directly proportional to how adoring that person is toward K8. It seems that others' subservience feels to K8 like love, so she is then able to return some affection.

That's why I worry about a child like Mady, because K8 doesn't seem to value Mady's emulation of K8 with her strong personality and wanting to be in charge. The child even shares K8's left handedness - you'd think K8 would be able to identify at least on some level with this poor kid.

Instead, the people who get K8's attention and 'love' are only those whom K8 sees as mirrors that reflect back K8's self image that she 'beautiful' and lovable.

Could she BE any more narcissistic?

I don't think so.

CrazyK8 said...

Sharon Osbourne on "Ellen" saying "wrong, just wrong" about the Gosselins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU39mrt9ZiI

Renee said...

I have to wonder if all this talk about Paula Deen hosting a show with Kate is a good thing. The more media attention Kate gets, the bigger her ego gets. Many people love Paula and there are also many who will tune in just to see if Kate will mess up.
How many people said they would not watch the View with Kate as a guest host, but then decided to watch clips on You tube and other sites? Whether it is on tv,magazine or a blog any attention good or bad given to Kate is too much.
As for the twins maybe going to live with Jon. Has anyone considered they may be fed up with the attention their younger siblings get all the time? They may love their siblings but maybe they need a break from the media circus surrounding them all the time. Before the sextuplets they had mom and dad all to themselves. Jon and Kate may not be the best but they are still mom and dad to those children.

shel said...

I think it the not to distant future. you will see JOn with custody of the twins, colin, aaden, joel and alexis. I think if Kate keeps any it will be her princesses hannah and leah.

flowergirl said...

My husbands nane for the Paula/Kate show:
"Country Fried Stupid"

Us said...

Recipe for the day on the Paula Deen show.

Baked Ham and Fake Tan.

Maude said...

Has it been reported any where besides the National Enquirer that the kids are going to be split up?

If not, I think I'll wait for a more reputable news organization to report this before I believe it. Not saying the Enquirer never gets things right, but they have been know to make things up to sell papers.

pinkdiamond611 said...

To sorta change the subject. . .
Anybody have a pic of Khate and her new do from the rear? I mean, isn't the back of her head that really close shaved thing? So she's got long curls in the front and then really short hair in the rear?

SheHasFeltEntitledForever said...

In case there is anyone here who never saw the articles from way back where Kate said the state owes her a free nurse b/c science made it possible to have so many multiples, here are some links.

The 2nd link has the infamous “It’s me with eight children, which is not fair,” quote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1400462/posts

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=140514

The Astrologer said...

Does anyone know what time the twins were born?

I think it was mentioned in one of the shows when Mady was in the kitchen near the counter with Kate.

Tangerine Tanya said...

While Paula might say to her guests:

"Well thank you ma'am"

Kate will hit them with her wooden spoon and say "Bhlam"

ErinKate said...

New name for the show:
A big bowl of BS.

Bugs Bunny said...

Kate Gosselin's Uncertain Future With Mom Logic Chat Show

ROL newest article up.

Kate Gosselin's poor showing as guest host on last week's The View - critics called her unsteady and weak - has cast doubt on her ability to play a major role in Mom Logic, the new chat and information series she's taping Sunday in New York.

Click Here To See Kate On The View

Mom Logic will star Paula Deen, the Food Network superstar and proven TV personality. In addition to Kate Gosselin, other moms set for the pilot episode are Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC newsman Bob Woodruff, and former Early Show co-host Rene Syler.

The pilot is taping in the same New York studio that is the home to Martha Stewart and Tyra Banks' shows.

RadarOnline.com was the first to break the news about Kate's involvement with Mom Logic.

Paula is said to have the final say on who will ultimately be cast on the panel with her.

Kate is still under contract to TLC for Jon & Kate Plus 8 but she is anxious to eventually break away from anything that continues to tie her financially to her ex-husband. Mom Logic would be that break-away project.

livnluv said...

lower class Kate + dumb Jon said...
Jon will never stand up to monster Kate. That idiot just does some little things by the side to rebel. I give up.

Big deal he got earrings and party a lot to piss Kate. So he doesn't want to play the clean cut Mr. Gosselin with good behavior. Kate might be pissed but her PR people can always tell her to use that against Jon and play victim.

A real man would stand up to Kate and tell her to get a caretaker otherwise she should send the dogs away by herself.

If Jon tells that woman "Don't you dare hit my kids or I am going to report you.", he will become a national hero.

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The first time Jon stood up to kate she kicked him out of the bed and the next time she kicked him out of the house. I think he's just trying to keep her from taking away the children now. Real man or not, kate has NEVER listened to Jon and has ALWAYS had it her way. I can't imagine her listening to him now. You can say what you want about Jon and he might have started out doing a lot of foolish things, but he loves those children and they love him and kate knows it. That's her leverage and she's willing to use it to her advantage.

fail bitch fail said...

Re: Paula and Kate's Show:

Steel Magnolia and the Turd Photographer

Marie France said...

Cocoa said...
Does anyone know what happened to Beth and family? She was Kate's "bestest" friend, remember? The twins were friends with their daughter. Also, no news from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Jodie? Very strange. What do K&J tell their kids when they ask why they can't see their cousins and friends?
____
Beth and Bob sold their $2 million dollar home in Leesport and bought a much smaller house in the Reading suburb of Shillington about a year ago. Beth's older daughters are in college (you can see them on Facebook). Don't know why the downsized, maybe just fewer kids around.

AJC said...

Just watched Whoopi taking Kate to the woodshed.

If you slow it down and go second by second, the HATE is flowing off Kate's face and her rage is so obvious.

Also, Whoopi rolls her eyes not a few times at Kate's lies.

Go Away Katezilla said...

Many of you are writing to Paula Deen through her website or the Food Network but Twittering her is the best way. This is going DIRECTLY to her blackberry or whatever phone she's using to view the twitters. So in other words, no middle man/woman is shuffling through the emails.

http://twitter.com/Paula_Deen

you have up to 120 text for a message.

All you have to do is sign up for twitter. When you want to write to someone, put the "@" in front of their user name i.e.

@paula_deen Please do not have Kate on your show. I will not watch.

Please forward to anyone interested. thanks.

jasmine said...

I don't believe the National Enquirer's story of splitting up the children. The arrangement of Kate and Jon living part time at the house is awful though. I think Kate wants the house as part of her divorce settlement, wanting to give Jon a few dollars as a payout or maybe the old house. Then, when the dust settles, she will just sell the house. Fake tears, sob story of how she can't keep it, too much for her, single working mom, etc.

fidosmommy said...

ErinKate said...
I still smell a rat with those questions from Whoopie. How come they didn't have questions about any other aspect of her life? Like who is with the kids now while you are sitting in NYC?

******

JMO, but I thought Whoopi's point was to call bull on Kate over the
incident at the gate. Essentially Whoopi was saying that whole scene should never have happened because
Kate should have never been there.
I think Whoopi was getting at the fact that Kate did NOT have control when it was Jon's turn, and Kate wanted control no matter what. Whoopi told her grabbing control that is not yours gets you arrested. The law is bigger than Kate Gosselin, believe it or not,
Oh High One. (oooh, I like that.
OHO. My new name for Kate?)

GoPoshGo said...

ErinKate said...
I still smell a rat with those questions from Whoopie. How come they didn't have questions about any other aspect of her life? Like who is with the kids now while you are sitting in NYC?

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My take on the Whoopie whooping: I'm betting that they told Whoopie to "bring it up" and ask Kate to comment -- so that Kate could still appear to be a "high-road-taker." Notice Whoopie's "set up" though?? She prefaced the topic with something like, "Kate requested that she get to comment on the blah blah blah." She says this not once, but TWICE, just so no one misses the fact that Kate has requested to trash her husband. Watch it again, and look at Kate's eyes when Whoopie does this. Shooting daggers! Notice, too, that Kate tried to turn it around and say, "You're asking for my comment?" which sounded so ridiculous because Whoopie had already said that Kate REQUESTED to comment on it!

That's my long-winded version for why I think Whoopie was so relentless with Kate on that particular issue (and not on others on previous days). Kind of like, "you brought it up, bitch, now let's hear the truth." Whoopie's no fool -- I was so happy that she wouldn't be part of Kate's PR bullsh*t.

Ohio Buckeye said...

JustSayin' said...
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1) Lots of people support a houseful of kids without a huge income. The difference is, those people live a moderate lifestyle, devoid of mansions, acreage, boob jobs, tooth veneers, expensive cars and trips, hair plugs, constant tanning & spa trips, and an endlessly-growing wardrobe. No reason K8 can't tone down her lifestyle to match a more moderate income, whether it be something that utilizes her nsg. background (doesn't have to be direct patient care) or something different.

2) Reason she should not be on TV while others are: she's talentless and rather than having charisma, she's polarizing and repels many people.

Her aspirations are way out of line with her abilities.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Have really been enjoying the proposed titles for a Paula & K8 program (ridiculous concept)- you people are very creative and funny! Thanks for the :)

Mine's not anywhere near as good as yours, but here it is:

Southern Honey & Northern Money

Joy said...

She doesn't need a talk show to support her family. She needs that talk show to support her luxury lifestyle and ego.

Jon and Kate are multimillionaires. Period. If they could just cut back and live a modest life, they will live very comfortably and decently without actually getting real jobs. Even if Jk+8 ends, they can still sell books, tell-all or whatever crap, and going to speaking engagement. The occasional gigs will still bring them enough money and more money than average 9 to 5 office folks earn.

Jon and Kate will have more than enough to pay for kids' college and their own retirement if they live a modest life.

If they want to be bling bling like rappers, they will never have enough money. You will have to put her in the next Twilight movie sequel or Harry Potter movie so she will have enough money. Ridiculous.

Bugs Bunny said...

no boarding school said...

BOARDING SCHOOL is absolutely a very very bad idea. That's for selfish impatient parents dumping their children.

How can you let your little kids sleep outside of your home the whole semester. That's crazy. That IS NOT SAFE. Your kids can get harassed by other kids.

I have friends and relatives who went to boarding school. Ok, they didn't get abused by school staff but they had to endure harassment among students and some verbally creepy staffer at the dorm. They were little, they didn't tell their parents and report to principles. It's so wrong. I would never put my children through that.

Kids should never leave your home until they are old enough to deal with situations and that would be at least 18 years old.
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And you think these kids are better off with parents who are NEVER THERE??? I am sure they get harassed at school all the time for their idiot parents always on the tabloids. These kids have been through hell already

yoko said...

Since when we give people TV shows out of sympathy NOT talent and entertainment value? Critics slammed her, didn't they? There's no entertainment value in her performance. Why do you want to sympathize a filthy rich cow who can no longer live large not inner children trying to get better education?


How is that our fault the two con artists don't want to save money?

Doris said...

I just watched the Whoopi smack down of the witch...Whoopi sees right through her fake, talentless self. Kate is a liar to enth degree!

Go Whoopi!!!!

I hope Jon writes a spill his guts book about the hell he and those kids have had to endure at the hands of the demon/witch.

can't be true said...

This is completely random, but did Playboy actually offer Kate $$ for a pictorial or was it a PR stunt? This sounds so unbelievable; the woman is a saggy, scarred up old cow. There's a difference between attractive and hot, and I am of the camp that finds her neither. Anyway, what I've read is that "it has been reported". Did anyone actually ask the Playboy people if this was true? I don't think anyone wants to see that; I mean, how sexy is a c section scar that eight humans popped out of? No thanks.

Starbucks said...

We are like stupid parents keeping giving in to a drug addict kid or a desperate boyfriend keeping giving to a girlfriend with gambling problem.

"Ok, if I buy their products and give love offering, they will have money to feed the kids." Well, the parents spoiled themselves with unnecessary expensive items.

"Ok, If I let them exploit their kids on TLC, they will not need to work full time so they can spend plenty of time with their kids." No, they still don't spend time with the kids. They don't feel like it.

"Ok, if I support her getting a TV show, she will be able to support the kids without using them as costars, props, marketing tools"

Get out of here!!! It's the biggest highway robbery in 21 century. There are starving children in the United States, and they want us to worry about Mady can no longer have Starbucks Frapp because mommy can't get her talk show???

Mello Cello said...

Alana said...
I've always wondered if Hate's connection to Hannah had nothing to do with her being the first of the six Hate held after they were born. Rather, imo, that "bond" between Hannah and Hate has everything to do with the fact that Hannah is the least Korean-looking of all the children.
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If you go to that sugary site, there is a childhood picture of Kate that looks amazingly like Hannah. Hannah is Kate's little Mini-Me, which makes Kate think she is that much more perfect than the others.

Canadian Mom said...

http://www.hauntedbuffalo.com/

It's SCARY Jon is doing these things!

livnluv said...

GoPoshGo said...
ErinKate said...
I still smell a rat with those questions from Whoopie. How come they didn't have questions about any other aspect of her life? Like who is with the kids now while you are sitting in NYC?

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My take on the Whoopie whooping: I'm betting that they told Whoopie to "bring it up" and ask Kate to comment -- so that Kate could still appear to be a "high-road-taker." Notice Whoopie's "set up" though?? She prefaced the topic with something like, "Kate requested that she get to comment on the blah blah blah." She says this not once, but TWICE, just so no one misses the fact that Kate has requested to trash her husband. Watch it again, and look at Kate's eyes when Whoopie does this. Shooting daggers! Notice, too, that Kate tried to turn it around and say, "You're asking for my comment?" which sounded so ridiculous because Whoopie had already said that Kate REQUESTED to comment on it!

That's my long-winded version for why I think Whoopie was so relentless with Kate on that particular issue (and not on others on previous days). Kind of like, "you brought it up, bitch, now let's hear the truth." Whoopie's no fool -- I was so happy that she wouldn't be part of Kate's PR bullsh*t.
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This is exactly how I saw it too, especially the part about" you brought it up, bitch, now let's hear the truth."

kate was using this show as a platform to try and surreptitiously trash Jon, justify why she showed up at the fence, play the "poor me, but it's what's best for the kids" card, and elevate herself to the exalted be all, know all mother with special intuitive powers, and yet take the high road. Too bad it backfired big time. Whoopie took the opportunity to expose her for what she is and left kate in her dust. The grilling wasn't so much about the topic, as it was about the way the question came about and kate's character.

mollie said...

Imagine this. A Central PA family with 8 children (7 boys 1 girl age range 15 to 2)) the mom stays at home and the dad is a high school teacher. Somehow they are feeding their children and keeping a roof over their heads without exploiting their children on a reality show.

There was an article about them in today's Harrisburg Sunday paper. The article focused on how the couple turned to a faith-based book to teach their children how to deal with and settle their conflicts with each other. I'll give the link but I wish the online article showed the pictures of the kids, they are adorable. Kudos to this family for instilling life lessons in their children starting at a young age, and proving that a large family can support themselves without the shameless exploitation the Gosselins resorted to.

http://www.pennlive.com/living/patriotnews
/index.ssf?/base/living/1253212809201090.xml&coll=1

NYer said...

One of the reasons Khate wants a show of her own (besindes the obvious of the attention, money, etc.) is because the Jon & Kate + 8 belongs to both her and Jon. As long as the show goes on Jon gets a piece of the pie. If she can get something of her own and stop the show (which is failing anyway) she will do it in a NY minute.

pig in lipstick said...

Whoopie was a thing of beauty as she tore down Kate's asinine mother's intuition defense. Yeah, you just sobbed at the fence.. Why did neighbors report screaming and cursing? Why did the cops come? Is it illegal to cry in PA? Whoopie finally gave up but definitely made her point without looking hostile. I wonder why everyone else let's her off the hook and asks the soft questions then just accepts her fake-ass high road response. Kate is a nobody from cowpoo country with limited education, intelligence, looks, and charm. How has her PR team pushed her this far? They've put lipstick on the pig, but she is most definitely still a pig.

PR Stunt said...

The whole playboy thing was one big PR stunt...put out there by Kate's PR team to try and generate more interest in their product. "See playboy wants to do a photo shoot - she must be hot!" Kate's body (much like mine...sigh) goes straight down. She does not have a defined waist and although she does have store bought ta tas (well I have one store bought but that was due to cancer)she is not playboy material.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"BOARDING SCHOOL is absolutely a very very bad idea. That's for selfish impatient parents dumping their children.

How can you let your little kids sleep outside of your home the whole semester. That's crazy. That IS NOT SAFE. Your kids can get harassed by other kids."

Then obviously boarding schools in your area are quite different from boarding schools in our area. There is one particularly excellent boarding school here with a stellar reputation where the twins would do quite well. It is NOT a dumping ground used by parents who want nothing to do with their children.

silimom said...

It is NOT a dumping ground used by parents who want nothing to do with their children.

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But dumping the twins off and not having to deal with them is EXACTLY what Khate and Jon want. Why do you think they have so many nannies? They don't want to parent. We're all holding them up to our personal standards and beliefs about parenting. That's like comparing apples and oranges. We can be righteously indignant all we want. We can baffle at how they treat their kids. I do on a daily basis. The bottom line is they are selfish, immature, narcissistic protracted adolescents who unfortunately were allowed to marry and have children. Nothing we say is ever going to change them. The only person you can change is yourself.

Sorry if that sounds negative, I'm just burned out on these two and I primarily I'm appalled at the fact that our society makes heroes out of and rewards these types of people. We need to demand more from our entertainment industry.

SchoolDays said...

Pa Mom Knows said...
"BOARDING SCHOOL is absolutely a very very bad idea. That's for selfish impatient parents dumping their children.

How can you let your little kids sleep outside of your home the whole semester. That's crazy. That IS NOT SAFE. Your kids can get harassed by other kids."

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I went to boarding school when I got too old to be interesting to my abusive mother. I LOVED IT! It was the first time in my life when the rules were clear and I was safe. I made wonderful friends -- still pals with many of them after 40 years. If they pick the right school, boarding school could be the best thing that ever happened to those poor children.

GoPoshGo said...

Canadian Mom said...
http://www.hauntedbuffalo.com/

It's SCARY Jon is doing these things!

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Can we call it official: he's desperate. This is not a good omen of things to come for Jon.

Let's say for S&G's that Kate doesn't get the gig with Paula. The JK+8 show is tanking. NOW WHAT????

This is such a pathetic example of how the entertainment execs don't care about their subjects; they just care about the bottom line. They'll use the Gosselins until they are no longer of interest to the public, and then cut them loose without a thought.

Meanwhile a marriage and a family have been systematically destroyed. And for what? Fifteen minutes of fame? May have seemed worth it for two small-town folks like J & K, who I will admit probably went into it wide-eyed and innocent.

How ugly it has all become -- and how quickly the entertainment execs will cut the Gosselins loose when they are no longer economically viable. The signs are already there. Jon at a haunted house (or whatever the hell that thing was)???? Kate tanking on her talk-show audition. JK+8 ratings down.

The saddest part is that TLC and all the rest will just wash their hands of the fall-out. Who will be left in the rubble? The Gosselin kids.

So so sad.

She said no to Playboy said...

Kate said a while ago in one of her many magazine blitzes that she WAS in fact contacted by mail from Playboy Magazine, and she said "I just took the letter and threw it right in the trash." I did read that myself, so I know that they did try to reach her. It wasn't a rumor, it did happen.

Pa Mom Knows said...

CORRECTION!

SchoolDays quoted me as follows:

"Pa Mom Knows said...
"BOARDING SCHOOL is absolutely a very very bad idea. That's for selfish impatient parents dumping their children.

How can you let your little kids sleep outside of your home the whole semester. That's crazy. That IS NOT SAFE. Your kids can get harassed by other kids."

I did not say the above. It was a quote from someone else, and I responded with the following:

"Then obviously boarding schools in your area are quite different from boarding schools in our area. There is one particularly excellent boarding school here with a stellar reputation where the twins would do quite well. It is NOT a dumping ground used by parents who want nothing to do with their children."

bflohockeygirl said...

Damn, someone already beat me to the Frightworld link. I saw an ad for it on the digital billboard downtown last week & meant to post about it here...and then forgot until I saw the story about it in this morning's paper. Here you go: http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/801016.html

(It took me a minute to figure it out, but yes - those girls are all wearing homemade "No Worry, Beef Curry" T-shirts...)

KHateWasRight said...

For those who bemoan the end of the G's marriage: Do you REALLY believe that that was a happy union? With two people well suited for each other, and who LOVED and RESPECTED one another? Because I do not.
I agree with ONE thing Hate has said: the marriage WOULD HAVE ended with or w/o TV involvement. Khate seemed to despise her husband; at the very least have NO respect for him. That ALONE would kill any marriage. Couple that with the way she treated him subsequently , and well...it WAS doomed. I personally believe that the kids are better off with Jon and KHate apart. For one thing, it is NOT wise to let them see the way their mother treated their father.!
Whatever ends up happening, they are better off. ANd yes, my opinion is the less time they spend with Hate is good. Yes she is their mother by birth, but as we know, sometimes a birth mother is all some mothers are. Meaning they dont' MOTHER their children thru the years. KHate seems to be one of these anti-maternal types. I truly beleive that, until and unless she gets "help" for herSELF, she is incapable of being a nurturing person and/or mother.
Jon is a tool but of the two, he is more genuinely caring of the kids' welfare. All you have to do is take another look at the Laundry Room Floor episode. It was JON who expressed dismay that the kid was on the floor in his sick condition, and JON who got him out of there, and even "dared" to question KHate as to why he was even placed in there. And the constipation problem in the bunk bed episode: Again, JON taking care of the kid's problem, Jon tending to the child in trouble.
Nuff said.

Kari said...

I just watched a clip of Kate on the View, talking about that time she showed up on Jon's custody day. I think she is absolutely nuts! I never really thought that before, just kind of thought she was misquided or delusional, but who shows up on another's custody day!? And the way she can't answer the questions, I think she may be close to having a mental breakdown. Cause she has no logical answer for the questions. Just my opinion.

fidosmommy said...

Kari said...
I just watched a clip of Kate on the View, talking about that time she showed up on Jon's custody day. I think she is absolutely nuts! I never really thought that before, just kind of thought she was misquided or delusional, but who shows up on another's custody day!? And the way she can't answer the questions, I think she may be close to having a mental breakdown. Cause she has no logical answer for the questions. Just my opinion.

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When has Kate been called on the carpet in person before? Oh sure, on websites and reviews, but who has ever dared to stand up to her and really dress her down before?
She didn't know what to do. You can see her eyes flash at Whoopie
and soften when Sherri was fawning over her.

As much as Dr. Phil annoys me, he has a few good comments. One that comes to mind is "Those who have nothing to hide hide nothing." I would say from this time on The View that Kate is hiding quite a bit, so won't answer questions fully.

fidosmommy said...

From the Frightworld writeup:
the interaction between star and star-struck changed. With two uniformed Amherst police officers functioning as gatekeepers, female fans started coming up on the stage and posing for pictures with Gosselin, who smiled on cue as the girls' boyfriends snapped away.

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Gotta wonder where those pictures are going to show up? There must be a devious plan for their use...
What kind of heyday could Kate's PR team have with them?

Miranda said...

How about: "Driveway Cuisine, Southern style"

liar liar said...

Regarding whether Playboy was a PR stunt: i think her rep said that Kate threw a letter from Playboy away, but genius Kate contradicted that on the View by saying she was never offered the pictorial in the first place. So Kate and her PR team need to check in with each other more often. Actually, I'm sure she was briefed on this. Just another fricking lie in Kate World.

sabreena said...

The is one glaring reason Kate will never willingly give up the JK+8 show unless she has a definite replacement show for herself. She loves being in front of the camera. In one of the couch interviews she even talked about how wonderful it made her feel as soon as she got in front of the camera.

Sabreena said...

I agree with other posters that all the negative attention slathered on JK+8 is just as good as the positive attention in TLC's eyes. And GWOP has been so successful at driving negative attention that I wouldn't put it past TLC to start similar blogs for some of their other shows. As the so sugary site owner found out, and posted on this site about one time, just posting a link on GWOP will get your site tons of clicks.

livnluv said...

She said no to Playboy said...
Kate said a while ago in one of her many magazine blitzes that she WAS in fact contacted by mail from Playboy Magazine, and she said "I just took the letter and threw it right in the trash." I did read that myself, so I know that they did try to reach her. It wasn't a rumor, it did happen.
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That's interesting...when kate was on The View she mentioned the Playboy story and said it wasn't true. I also read somewhere online that Playboy was contacted and also said it wasn't true. That they had made no offers to kate. Seems kate has trouble keeping her stories straight.

NewWester said...

Considering how TLC is milking the Jon& Kate plus Eight for as much as it can . Is it possible that instead of a weekly show that they are considering having "special episodes" throughout the year? When you look at how each week is some "field trip" it almost appears like TLC is headed that way.
Also has anyone heard whether or not Jon is doing that reality show about divorced fathers? Now that Kate may get a show with Paula Deen, I would not be surprised to hear Jon announce he will be doing a show as well. Jon and Kate will be on television one way or another for sometime to come. The money is too good

alana said...

GoPoshGo said

"This is such a pathetic example of how the entertainment execs don't care about their subjects..."


That's why it's called Show BUSINESS and not Show EMOTION.

As for "no one caring, once the Greedlins 15 minutes are up...", TOO BAD. I think most of us would agree it's been more like an hour and 15 minutes. Isn't it about time that the general public, especially the people of Pennsylvania, stop having the health and welfare of the Greedlin family thrust upon them and shoved down their throats by every gossip rag and PR firm that child exploitation money can buy?

Why do some people insist on perpetrating the Greedlin's self-imposed Catch-22 wherein the desired outcome is to have the children free of the fulltime employment that supports their lazy, attention-addicted parents while simultaneously jumping up and down in protest of Hate and Dough-Boy going off to work without them?
These are the same crisis-oriented people who seem to enjoy the drama that the possibility of Hate being a fulltime SAHM conjures up: she'll terrorize and traumatize the children even worse than life with the cameras has while she runs around in tight little circles blaming them for bringing an end to HER life in the limelight. Just think of the damage she'll inflict as she slowly, painfully goes through withdrawl of her drugs of choice - attention and money.

I'd rather put my trust in blogs like this one and the work of people like Paul Peterson. I believe there has been so much emphasis on a healthy future for these 8 children that there is no way they will continue to suffer the effects of their mother's mental illness. Wherever they end up living, whatever "career" their hateful mother ends up pursing, and with NO ONE in Show BUSINESS playing any part in it, these children will never be alone again.

MickeyMcKean said...

She said no to Playboy said...
Kate said a while ago in one of her many magazine blitzes that she WAS in fact contacted by mail from Playboy Magazine, and she said "I just took the letter and threw it right in the trash." I did read that myself, so I know that they did try to reach her. It wasn't a rumor, it did happen.

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You are not seeing things - I read the same thing.

Think about it - there was media coverage about getting the offer from Playboy and then there was media coverage that the offer never happened.

So Kate got twice as much media time on the same subject.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Kate said a while ago in one of her many magazine blitzes that she WAS in fact contacted by mail from Playboy Magazine, and she said "I just took the letter and threw it right in the trash." I did read that myself, so I know that they did try to reach her. It wasn't a rumor, it did happen.

Playboy denied every contacting Kate. Just another lie perpetuated by her PR firm to keep Kate's name out therre.

kate go away please said...

just watched part of the friday's view. couldn't stomach all of it. her performance today? how about...YUK.
i feel almost sorry for her...tlc promises all of this wealth, future episodes...but unfortunately, they were exposed for the liars they are, and now she is scrambling for a way to support herself and her kids in the way they have become accustomed.
she just doesn't come across as someone you would want to watch on tv. she has no credibility. she has no people skills. she has admitted she knows nothing about fashion, decorating, cooking. she says she can organize, but PLEASE give me a break!
what does this woman have to offer ? i don't see anything. the only thing she did was give birth to a litter. how does that make her credible for a career in media?

On his way out said...

Headline in our local small paper.
"Jon Gosselin gets busted going 78 in a 55 mile per hour zone"
He has to pay a fine. He was in his new (it said) 5 seater Mercedes Benz.
Here we go folks, the downward spiral is starting.

g said...

You know, when I first heard Kate say that "We all saw the writing on the wall" and that "Hind sight is 20/20" in reference to the fact that her marriage would've broken up despite the show - I thought she was speaking of her own actions... I now realize that she says that in reference to Jon. As if he were the real jerk! She said when referring to Jon's current actions, "Looking back, all of these issues were there, I just thought they would change" (paraphrased) I am floored by this woman daily!

PR Stunt said...

Sorry to burst your bubble She said no to Playboy said - she's the only one who saw the alleged letter and she threw the alleged letter directly in the trash. If she did get a letter she would have been waving it like a flag "look everyone...Playboy wants ME!"

No way said...

The only boarding school in close proximity to the Gosselins (that I can think of) is Linden Hall, which is a fine school, but is definitely somewhere rich people throw their kids to avoid having to raise them. I've been to the campus quite a few times as a guest and most of the girls I had interaction were 1) problem children with parents who had enough money to send them away or 2) academically serious girls from abroad, whose parents had the money to send them for an "American" education.

Either way, I doubt this environment would be beneficial for the twins. I know people have great memories and educations from boarding school, but somehow growing up without seeing your parents everyday seems wrong to me. I know there are many advocates that say boarding school teaches kids responsibility and helps them mature. In my opinion, that is what college is for, and sending them away any earlier is shifting the responsibilities of parenting to complete strangers.

they looked happy said...

Khate was right, I think in the very early days, at least on camera, that therebsigns of affection between Jon and Kate. It's hard to put my finger on, but there was a lightness and sense of humor about themselves that went away. It may be that they were so excited to finally have an income stream, but it looked like they weren't miserable despite signs of Kate's psychosis would pop thru from time to time. Who knows but them, but if Khate keeps flapping her gums about how the marriage was doomed with or without the show, then someday SOMEONE will finally have the balls to ask that witch why she insisted on trying for one more and why oh why she shopped this show around so agressively. People can criticize Jon fir being unmotivated, and this may be true, but think about how young he was and how forceful Khate is. I think he went along to make her happy and found out eight kids later that she is incapable of happiness and joy as far as the kids ate concerned.

how convenient said...

Does anyone find it sinister and very convenient that Jon's bimbos (Kate Major and Stephanie) are crawling out of the woodwork now, mere days or weeks before the divorce should be final? This has Kate's nasty cow stench all over it. I think it's her last ditch effort to squeeze his manparts and try to work the settlement in her favor. Cmon Jon, bite back!! Time to squeeze Kate's manparts back.

livnluv said...

Kathy Griffin was on the Rachael Ray show this morning. Rachael asked her about kate gosselin. My mouth fell open when Kathy had nothing but good things to say about kate, mentioning that she had met her on The View. She spent a couple of minutes trashing Jon big time. Rachael agreed that kate was very "classy" when she was on her show and took that infamous "high road". Of course, if you have ice in your veins it's pretty easy to not become emotional. It made me want to go puke. How can someone be so deceitful and people buy into it. I hope Jon goes away, finds a real job and then GIVES THOSE KIDS A NORMAL CHILDHOOD. Heaven forbid if kate gets to spend much time with them. Is Whoopie the only influential person on this planet that can see through this bitch? Actually boarding school is looking better and better...for the sake of the kids. Gotta go, I think my breakfast just came up.

livnluv said...

Kate Gosselin's sister-in-law claims Jon & Kate Plus 8 is staged, calls for show boycott


By Ben Carrozza, Dose.caSeptember 15, 2009



Kate, left, and Jon Gosselin, whose TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 was accused in a blog post of fakery by Kate's sister-in-law, Julie.

Photograph by: TLC, National PostKate Gosselin's sister-in-law Julie is not a fan of her TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. In fact, Us Weekly reports she was asking viewers to boycott the highly anticipated season premiere that aired Monday night and has blogged about how staged the reality show really is.

On her blog over the weekend, Julie wrote: "Since TLC is airing the old episodes, I thought I shed some light on how the show works...

"When the show first started, Kate made a wishlist of things that she wanted, and that became the theme of each episode--the carpet, twin's room, bunk beds, cow, hairplugs, teeth whitening, trips, etc. EVERYTHING that you see them do or buy is completely paid for out of the budget for the show or traded for free advertising. Kate went on and on about saving up for special days, you saw her paying for things, she talked about budgeting, etc. It is all for the appearance that they are a struggling family with 8 children. They needed to be relatable. They didn't pay for any of it.

The shocking revelations continue: "The episodes are also staged. Here's how it works...there is a staff of people reading these blogs and they base the shows around what people are talking about…

"The Christmas episode from 2007. Producers told Kate that the viewers wanted to see her show appreciation to their helpers. They told her what the episode was going to be. I think they baked cookies and then went caroling (of course this was probably one of their many 'traditions" — those are all fake too). Kate threw a fit. She didn't want to do it, but she did...because they were trying to pacify the viewers.

"Another example is the 'Games Gosselins Play'… After the episode, I called Jodi [Kreider, who is married to Kate's brother Kevin] and said, 'what was that?.' She hadn't watched it, so I explained that it came across so fake (at least to me). Jodi was with Kate when she got "the call" about the theme [of a family games night] for that episode. Kate said something like, 'so now I have to pretend that I play with my kids.' They also wanted her to pay special attention to the boys.

"Don't believe everything you see. The children are also being prompted to say or do certain things. They signed their lives away to TLC and they will continue to spin the show to keep the viewer's interest."

Julie then asked viewers to skip last week's season premiere, which is set to "deal" with the Jon and Kate dealing with the accusations of various alleged affairs and tabloid drama that have surrounded the family in recent weeks. "Please don't watch on Monday," she wrote.

"You're not going to learn anything new by watching. They will only show what they think people want to see and it isn't real anyway. They will probably drag this out (J&K's 'relationship') for the entire season. They just string the viewers along hoping that they will come back for more."

livnluv said...

This one wants to make me gag, I just don't get it...

Posted: September 15th, 2009 at 5:13 pm | By: Alison Bonaguro

Am I the only one who read between the lines on Tuesday morning's (Sept. 15) broadcast of The View? Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 was there as a guest co-host. And Taylor Swift was there as a guest. All very well and good. But for me, it went beyond just background noise while I was having my 11th cup of coffee.

These two ladies make me proud to be a woman. Why? Because they have both taken the high road even when the bastards who have done them wrong do not.

Gosselin, who I've already blogged about before for being strong in the face of adversity (that adversity being the infidelity of her soon-to-be ex Jon), asked Swift one of the most important questions on the show: "Where did you find the strength to perform after that?" (She was, of course, referring to Kanye West interrupting Swift's acceptance speech on the MTV Video Music Awards.)

Swift answered that it was knowing people had her back that kept her going. But through it all, she never once criticized West. Then when Swift took the stage to sing her newest single, "Fifteen," I know what Gosselin may have been thinking. That "don't forget to look before you fall" and "wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now" are two pieces of really good advice for a girl who is 15 or more like, say, any age EVER.

Could the two of them have sat around that little couch commiserating and rambling on about how much men suck? Absolutely. For hours, probably. And they would've been right. But that would've been wrong. So they both took the high road. And, for that, they will be classy ladies forever and always.

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Ms.Peach said...

It looks like GWOPer's are going to the Z on TV blog (Baltimore Sun) and expressing their views about Kate Gosselin's appearance on The View and the Paula Deen pilot. Z had this comment to a blogger:

"I am pleased to be included in the Gosselins Without Pity website discussions. It is a powerful site and has led the way in helping cut through the false image of the Gosselins that TLC tried to portray -- just as you have, Free the Gosselin 8. As I have said before, I think bloggers played the leading role in exposing the Gosselins -- while the mainstream media largely failed -- and Gosselins Without Pity was a leader i that. Thanks. Z"

Vanessa said...

Who the H@#!! printed she reads 8 books to her kids? You know, make it a bit more believable and say you read one bedtime story to all the kids or maybe a different one for the twins (who I'm sure not interested in bedtime stories now, too late Kate) It's just so easy to call her bluffs!

Can't See Sheep said...

Finally speechless... said...
I cannot imagine what they must have in their heads for brains, perhaps rocks?
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space, miles and miles of space!

livnluv said...

From Radaronline:

Kate Gosselin taped the pilot for her new TV show Sunday and got thumbs-up reviews from everyone in the studio and her bosses, RadarOnline.com learned exclusively.

Click here to see photos of Kate having a picnic with her kids.

The show, based on the Web site Mom Logic, was taped in New York City at the Chelsea studios.

Southern cooking expert Paula Deen, Rene Syler and Lee Woodruff have significant roles on the show, which does not feature Kate as the star, but integrates her into the ensemble.

Click here to watch a video interview with Kate’s brother saying she's more concerned with her career than family.


Show executives scrambled at the last minute and changed their mind on guests for the pilot. They had originally decided on Mel B and Christie Brinkley but scheduling problems and differences of opinion led to a change of plans during the last few days. That type of upheaval is commonplace with TV pilots, a person connected to the show told RadarOnline.com.

And one source familiar with the taping told RadarOnline.com: “It went extremely well. Everyone there loved it. And Kate did great. There’s no question that she was a hit.”

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gag me with a wooden spoon...

Liv's Mommy said...

I may have missed it somehow but I didn't see it posted- But Kate claims on The View that her mother's intuition made her go to the house because she just felt that something wasn't right - BUT didn't she make the statement before that one of the girls called her after Jon was getting too close to the sitter?!? Or was that just a particular articles spin on the situation. Why didn't they call her out on that statement. Mother's intuition my ass- yes I feel that mother's intuition is a real thing but Kate being capable of having it I don't think so!

Not good with names said...

The name of Pauls's restaurant is The Lady and Sons. How about the name of her show:

The Lady and Sociopath

I know. It's not very good, but I'm not as funny as ya'll.

Ms.Peach said...

FYI, Paula Deen will be a guest on The View, tomorrow, Sept. 22. I bet she talks about the pilot.

SarahinTO said...

Kari said...
I just watched a clip of Kate on the View, talking about that time she showed up on Jon's custody day. I think she is absolutely nuts!
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You're telling us that you would not show up if you knew a babysitter who maybe sleeping with your ex is also watching your kids.

I don't believe it.

Actually pretty cute said...

If you are not one of the people who banned all Gosselin "clicks" check out the "Making a Band" webisode on their TLC website. It is so freaking cute and funny, makes me hopeful that the kids have a lot more of these "normal" moments than we think. Mady and Cara trying to get the family to be a band, Cara teaching the girls, Mady the boys. They were so frustrated that the little kids couldn't keep a beat, it was cracking me up. I remember doing the same stuff with my family when I was their age.

Despite Jon and Kate's dysfunction the kids seem well-adjusted. I think their excellent school has a lot to do with Mady and Cara's development, hopefully the sextuplets will have the same progress. I do think the twins are very sharp for their age, and at least some of that is native intelligence. Where on earth could they have gotten that? Haha.

By the way, the kids do seem oblivious to the cameras, so either they are getting really good at ignorning them, or they really don't mind them being there. Doesn't mean they should be there, but hopefully the kids don't think about it too much.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

One thing I don't get if Jon had any thought that this was bad for his kids, he has the right to stop it. i remember a long court fight with Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen about having or not having the kids on the show, she eventually won, but their time was much more limited them originally planned.Jon needs to stand up for his kids. He never has. . Last week they were both in NYC working where were the kids. They suck.

I must confess... said...

My hat is off to those posters who say, "I don't want Kate to fail - I just want her to take her kids off TV."

You are more kind-hearted than I, and I admit.

I don't put energy into hating her -- THAT I CAN honestly say -- but if I were asked my preference, yes, I would absolute want her to fail, and fail bigtime.

I would like to see her become even more of a national joke than she already is.

I would like to see her fall all over herself in interviews, screeching and stumbling and cackling and annoying her way through it all.

I would like to see her lies exposed, her home investigated, her hypocrisy castigated in the most public way.

I would. I really would. And then she would be so humiliated she would retreat back into a non-public life.

It's nothing I'm praying for or sitting around wishing or even thinking about it that much. But given my druthers, yeah, I admit it. The thought of Kate sliding out of public view covered in flop-sweat is a rather pleasant one.

I don't see how the kids can become any more messed up than they already are. Having their mom self-destruct in the public eye and then fade away might be better for them than if she goes on and on in our faces like this.

But I'm not going to be noble and say I feel this way "because of the kids." I just like to see hypocrites get their due.

Yes, I wish I were more kind. But I haven't quite reached the point of indifference yet!

Can't Believe Kate said...

She said no to Playboy said...

Kate said a while ago in one of her many magazine blitzes that she WAS in fact contacted by mail from Playboy Magazine, and she said "I just took the letter and threw it right in the trash." I did read that myself, so I know that they did try to reach her. It wasn't a rumor, it did happen.
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It might have happened, or it might have been a trumped up story from Kate's twisted imagination. Just because Kate says something, doesn't make it true. In fact, we know she often fabricates complete stories out of nothing. Now, if someone from Playboy says they sent her a letter about appearing nude (ewwwwwwww!) in their magazine, I'll believe it then. Somehow, I doubt the story is true. Pardon my language, but Playboy goes for the "girl next door," the sweet and sassy, rather than the crazy, psycho, ball buster type.

Vanessa said...

Marie France,
Do you know Beth or any details as to her estrangement with the Gosselins? Would love to hear what you know :)

Go Away Gosselins! said...

I'm appalled at the fact that our society makes heroes out of and rewards these types of people. We need to demand more from our entertainment industry.
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I agree 100%!

I don't understand why our society admires talentless people. It is ridiculous!

You have Jon and Kate (who have done nothing except have a litter of kids)

You have OctoMom (who has done nothing except have a litter of kids with no father)

You have Paris Hilton (who has done nothing except capitalize on the Hilton name)

You have Heidi and Spencer (losers from The Hills who have done nothing productive)

The list goes on and on and on. When will we raise our standards and see that talentless people are not worth our time?

Lisbeth said...

I was uncertain where to post this, but thought I would try it in this forum. Most of us know the Dionne Quintuplet story and letter about their experience growing up in the public eye.

In Newsweek magazine this week, another article struck my attention "Stealing Neverland" by Julia Baird:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/215300
It is about parents using their children's lives for their own careers (A.A. Milne, Julie Myerson etc.)

Personally, I found it to be a fascinating way to perhaps broaden the discussion re: Jon and Kate beyond personality disputes and recent media behaviors to the issue of betrayal children feel when they realize their parents publically shared the childs' personal lives for the parent's own professional success.

I hope Jon and Kate read it as well and take into consideration the voices of people who have come before them.

Jana said...

To CrazyK8: Thank you for the link to Sharon Osbourne on the Ellen Show, where she looks at a picture of Kate and just throws it aside, saying "that's just wrong, completely wrong." Sharon Osbourne may be an unconventional mother, but I'd trust my child with her any day of the week over Kate Gosselin. Sharon's a true survivor, and a woman I admire because she is always 100% supportive and loving of her family. And in return, they absolutely adore her right back. That's something Kate will never have - the true love and adoration of anyone. You only get what you give Kate and even with all your money and store bought body, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes when you get your just rewards.

Huh said...

I was reading about Patrick Swayze's death, and I apologize I can't find this article again to provide a link, but it was talking about how his lovely wife would inherit his estate, estimated to be worth 10 million dollars. I just can't believe Patrick Swayze's estate was worth 10 million dollars, which is the same as what the Gosselins' income for the last few years of the show, speaking engagements, books, and love offerings has been estimated at. How can they be crying poor? Or how can they say they can't stop the show or they'll have no income? Where is all this money going?

Vanessa said...

Mother's Intuition? Where was her intuition when her kids were sick and she plopped them on the laundry room floor? When she left 8 sick kids with their Aunt and Uncle? When she had a very distraught kid who hadn't had a crap in days and needed his mommy?
Oh yes, Jonny boy is a very evil and scary man, do everything in your power to save those kids from his clutches! Who the hell tipped her off that the babysitter was there anyways???

I have OCPD and I'm proud of it said...

This may be old news but Television Without Pity announced the 2009 Tubey Winners. Jon and Kate Plus 8 won!!! Their Tubey: Worst Reality Show
(The first runnerup was 18 Kids and Counting)

zoey said...

Im sure Kate's "offer letter" from play boy Via u.s mail was actually a card they sent saying its time to renew Jon's subscription.
and she, being a narcicist assumed they wanted her to pose.
HA ha ha ha ha

Donna Day said...

in RE to Beth Carlson: I just thought about it. I'm sure Kate kicked her to the curb when it was getting to be "too much". I'm almost positive Beth stood up for the kids and Jon but Kate wanted what Beth had...and more.

Watching past seasons, it was soo obvious Kate was that girl in high school who didn't have much - she befriended the popular, pretty girl who had everything so that she could, one day, have that all too. In Kate's financial situation, how could you afford to go to the spa? (Mother's day episode). I've lived in middle class all my life and if there were times I could afford a "spa" day, I would feel so guilty about it. I would be in awe of it. Kate just walked in there like it's been "her thing" for years.

It was quite obvious, Beth and her family were "well off" - beautiful house, swimming pool, acres of land, nice car but they were genuine, good hearted people. Well, look at Kate now: she has what Beth has: a million dollar home, acres of land, nice car, etc...

My opinion: it seems kate was always jealous of Beth and wanted to compete with her. Beth wrote the book but then kate took it, Beth had the dream home, and Kate took it too...now fame and a talk show? Something Beth did not have and kate was soo detirmined to have it.

a cow can dream said...

too funny, zoey. I can just picture Hef reading that Kate had been offered to pose for Playboy..."huh? who? Her? Nononononono!! Big bowl of no!" dream on, mad cow.

livnluv said...

Ms.Peach said...
FYI, Paula Deen will be a guest on The View, tomorrow, Sept. 22. I bet she talks about the pilot.
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I hope she tells us what the "differences of opinion" were. It sounds like the ladies are already becoming disgruntled.

zee said...

On his way out said...

Headline in our local small paper.
"Jon Gosselin gets busted going 78 in a 55 mile per hour zone"
He has to pay a fine. He was in his new (it said) 5 seater Mercedes Benz.
Here we go folks, the downward spiral is starting.
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Why are they reporting 2 week old news? The smear Jon campaign is in 5th gear.

fidosmommy said...

Huh said...
I was reading about Patrick Swayze's death, and I apologize I can't find this article again to provide a link, but it was talking about how his lovely wife would inherit his estate, estimated to be worth 10 million dollars. I just can't believe Patrick Swayze's estate was worth 10 million dollars, which is the same as what the Gosselins' income for the last few years of the show, speaking engagements, books, and love offerings has been estimated at. How can they be crying poor? Or how can they say they can't stop the show or they'll have no income? Where is all this money going?

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And the REALLY sad part of this is that Lisa Niemi would give every single dime of it plus more to have just one more year with her
husband, Patrick Swayze. They were in love.

Kate and Jon, on the other hand, are willing to kick each other to the curb over whatever it is they have between them in the bank.

a sickviewer said...

re: My nine cats and Alana -

Funny you should bring up about the children's looks and kHates inability to bond with them.
My 76 yr old mother made that same comment many months ago. I pooh Pooh'd her.
With age comes wisdom. A
fter all I did pooh pooh her when she started to call kHate out on all her nastiness and egocentric posturing for the camera....2 years ago mind you.

I think momma know's best (and you two ladies also for noticing!)

...Amy... said...

SarahinTO said...
Kari said...
I just watched a clip of Kate on the View, talking about that time she showed up on Jon's custody day. I think she is absolutely nuts!
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You're telling us that you would not show up if you knew a babysitter who maybe sleeping with your ex is also watching your kids.

I don't believe it.


But the question is...how did Kate know Jon called a babysitter that evening? Someone tipped her off...she said her "intuition" kicked in...she must also be psychic as well. I don't know if one of the twins called her (a possibility) but maybe she's enlisted the help of a maid or one of the p-people to let her know what goes on when Jon's there.

fidosmommy said...

Actually Pretty Cute said....
By the way, the kids do seem oblivious to the cameras, so either they are getting really good at ignorning them, or they really don't mind them being there. Doesn't mean they should be there, but hopefully the kids don't think about it too much.

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OK, the children don't seem to mind all this being filmed NOW, but what about when they are old enough to understand that it was not "normal" to have cameras film you at dinner, in your yard, in the bathroom, getting put in the corner, playing with your siblings?
One day they will sit up straight and say hey, wait a minute! And a confrontation with Mom and Dad will be on their schedule.

As to the comment re: the school being a great boost to the children, I totally agree. The children will be dealt with as individuals and will be given lots of loving direction.

So, that leads me to ask if maybe
one of the school teachers or counselors requested that Mady and Cara's living situation be changed for their benefit. While they cannot dictate what Jon and Kate do, they can certainly give a professional opinion of what is in the best interest of the children in their school. I have HUGE respect for teachers in general, and from what I've seen at the school type these kids attend, I KNOW they will be bold enough to state what they think - if it will
truly help a child grow, learn,
and succeed. They aren't there to coddle parents' egos, they are there to give children the best
possible advantages.

Yeah Teachers!

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