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130 comments:

Bubbles said...

I can't help but wonder, if these "other opportunities" don't pan out for Kate, will she re-marry and adopt a baby and start a new reality show? She would probably name the show "Just One More."

Heck, maybe she will actually get pregnant, thereby giving herself another opportunity to make Jon look bad: "It turns out I wasn't infertile after all!" I think she would rather adopt than spend the time being pregnant not to mention what pregnancy could do to her cosmetic surgery efforts.

I think Kate will spend the rest of her life trying to market herself unless she has a miraculous epiphany and gets some psychological help.

glenne said...

I was thinking Kate might try to get pregnant again to stay in spotlight and get a new show. She better watch out it might backfire like Octomom. People are fed up with these irresponsible parents having way too many kids for attention and pitching a TV show.

She needs to take a bow gracefully before public outrage gets her.

POOF Gosselins Disappear said...

I am so happy they aren't on any covers of Tabloids & fading out of the picture with the boring fake scripted pathetic shows. TLC ain't footing the bill for extravagaent trips anymore cuz of ratings. I live in there area so I hear lots of gossip but I recently went to a wedding out of state and hardly anyone knew of them. Gee, the next new episode sounds like another repeat in organizing but sadly Beth won't be helping ole' Kate out I bet. I am going to have the biggest party when the show is cancelled. All are invited. We can have it in a park near the Konpound! Invite Paparazzi. Film it. It'll be swell. I have gut feeling (& heard some inside gossip) this will be over soon. That's all I want for the 8 children. I'll have a plane fly over the Konpound that says "Goodbye Jon & Kate". The end is so near I might have to start planning now. But please, no peeking. Next Episode NOONE can watch it. Lower ratings is our goal. Don't lose sight of that. You won't miss anything that you won't hear about later. Enjoy your Monday night! Without being bored to death buy a "New rerun of Kate Organizing." Take TLC, Jon & Kate & advertisers money away. They CAN go back!!! They just don't want to. We can make them!!! Start clipping coupons Kate, your 15 minutes are almost up.

silimom said...

name the show "Just One More"...
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I love it!! I don't think many people would have a lot of tolerance though if she went that route - look at Nadya Suleman and the Duggers. But you never know.

rural mom said...

The tups are now past their difficult and adorable stage and that is pretty much the end of this show. Kate is not tv material on her own, she showed that on the View. I expect Kate will resurrect her Christian "faith" and go the route of Kathy Lee Gifford, appear on Christian networks, publish books under the same, etc. Without the blind faith sheeple followers she has no ability to make money. And isn't it a darn shame she didn't raise her kids with lowered expectations, how does one top a tv show, mansion, limos and private invitations to resorts - it is all downhill from here.

AuntieBon said...

Sadly I think you are right in that she will be trying to market herself forever.

There are some people who just can't be happy with their 15 minutes and Kate is one of them.

I can only hope that she leaves her children out of it and doesn't bring more into the mess that is her life!

arethoseorganicmelons said...

Kate had a mastoplexy during the late winter/early spring, before the divorce was rumored and before the family became fodder for so many paps."

I think its clearly obvious that Kate's plastic surgeon gave her the two for one special; not only did Kate have a mastoplexy (breast lift) but she was the recipient of breast IMPLANTS as well.

Kate O said...

I think both Kate & Jon will make a living being a "celebrity". Kate garners enough attention by the paps that she'll continue to get "work" and book deals for books she can "write", etc. I don't believe Kate will have any more children. Meanwhile, it would be easier for Jon to have more children. I also believe Jon will be phased out of the TLC program (which I think it what he wants) and will have his own TV show/reality show.

momto5 said...

I believe Kate is looking for other show opportunities, because she knows J&K plus 8 is toast.
Here's why the show will be cancelled soon:
1. No Jon
2. Kids are not as cutesy anymore
3. Can do kate, nobody believes her
4. Whining about petty things in a recession.
5. She treats animals badly
6. Same themes being made over, boring already.
7. Much better shows and NFL on at the same time slot
8. Most of America knows what a fake kate really is.
I do not think any other show Kate does will be a success. Jon is pretty much done, he is not marketable. They are both on their way to being has beens. Reality tv stars very rarely have a long celebrity life span, unless they are already established actors or singers.
The kids have been dragged through the mud enough. Kate needs to just go home and fix her family. She has nothing to offer anyone anymore. She is a rich,ungrateful,snobby, single parent(not mom), she is not relatable to anyone. She's done.

texas two step said...

My fear is that if all does pan out as far as her "big career" that she will take it out on the children. We have already seen her behaviour towards the children. That behaviour is of course under the camera's eye, which most people naturally are on their best behaviour.
Bottom line, I don't care if Possum head falls into the river, it's those poor kids that I am concerned about. I truly don't believe they have a chance at this point, whether she succeeds in her career or not. The only hope I will ever see for them is if she commits to heavy counseling for the long term.

Clevelandmama said...

Regarding not-a-nanny:

I have to say that K8 is probably correct in saying she doesn't have and never has had a nanny. NOT, I haste to say, because she is "such a good mother", but because real nannies are TRAINED PROFESSIONALS who probably command much bigger salaries than K8 is willing to pay anyone (except herself). I live near a school for nannies and know someone who teaches there. Believe me, they have quite a strict curriculum and learn quite a lot about early childhood development and enrichment, hygiene, safety, etc, etc. They downplay this a lot on Supernanny and Nanny 911, but you can see the expertise there if you know what you are looking for.
Unfortunately, I don't think K8 the control freak would be able to stand someone actually raising her kids for her...and in any case, I think the two grifters are too selfish and cheap to depend on anyone other than babysitters.

Sarah Gold said...

Bubbles said...
[snip] I think Kate will spend the rest of her life trying to market herself unless she has a miraculous epiphany and gets some psychological help.

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I can see it now...Kate going to the therapist with her entourage and camera people, making sure they get just the right angle as she lies on the therapist's couch, dabbing her chin and looking at herself in a hand held mirror saying, "Do I look depressed enough"?
The therapist ends up running, screaming from the room!

Anne said...

TLC should be in full panic mode. If last year at this time they averaged 2.5 million viewers and this week they were at 1.7 million.

All the magazine covers and publicity have gained no new viewers and lost nearly 1 million.

If with all the publicity (much of it free) you are looking at these numbers, the writing is on the wall I would think.

J&K better seriously start scaling back their large lifestyles or I guarantee within 2 years we'll be seeing the Gosselin bankruptcy filings.

Just a thought said...

I may be worng but I think that with the tummy tuck she might have been told not to get pregnant again (not enough skin left to stretch since it's been surgically altered). Maybe that's why Jon had the vasectomy.

stopthemadness said...

I don't think Kate will have another kid. But if she did Just One More would be a great name for the show. Just One More Mouth To Feed.

What else does Kate have to market except herself and her kids? I'm waiting to see her push the kids into more work. Guarantee it, someone like Osh Kosh or for the twins, Abercrombie, or catalog modelling - remember in that one show she took them in to have them assessed for their ability to do modelling? And didn't like the lady because the kids sat there tongue tied, she wasn't impressed with their ability, it takes a certain kind of kid to be an actress and the parent has to be fully into it as well.

I'm thinking the kids will end up being used because they like it so much and it's so natural and they deserve the money, etc.

Riley said...

Has anyone seen the new promos on TLC? Lovely music showing all the families that have shows. Would be great except they show Jon and Kate plus 8 as they are saying 'America's favorite families right here on TLC' WTH? Also guess who is renewing their vows and goes to Kleinfeld's to find a dress?? MICHELLE DUGGER! Please TLC you must think we're stupid. Ratinns on Jon and Kate were super low last week!!! YIPEE! Hopefully the end is near!

Claire said...

TheCelebrityCafe.com (Features section) has posted an entry from Kate on her facebook page that says with ratings so low there might not be another season of J&K+8. They put all the blame on Jon.

I think it's time Kate seriously thought about downsizing!

AZ Mom said...

If you go back and look at all of Kate's pap pictures in the yard and very little makeup you see a face which is puffy around the eyes,cheeks, around the mouth and neck.I think a drinking problem is causing this.

I use to be an RN and most of you can tell the signs of a smoker...voice, deep lines in the face. Heavy drinkers have the look of Kate too...just a thought.

Snerk said...

If I may kindly suggest, do not ever and I mean do not EVER reward tantrum behavior. If my kid threw food at me over a TV show, he or she would never see that TV show again. Besides why let a child dictate what is shown on the TV?

This was a joke wasn't it?

jc said...

I am pretty sure Kate will market herself as a christian and ask for money and support from christian community.

She will still use her kids for marketing because she got nothing to offer. That's the only chip she got - I gave birth to all. She will talk about the birth every single time she visits christian community. What a con artist.

Sharla said...

Friendly reminder - using the name of one of the Gosselin children as your screen name or part of your screen name is not allowed here.

anonymouse said...

Jon walking for Charity.. I don't see any thing with this. This is actually a good thing. He's raising money and getting the exercise he needs.

And besides, Jon is usually sincere when he speaks. Unlike Kate is is faking it the entire time. Even on the show. She isn't fooling me.

And I haven't been watching any of the new episodes since the New kitchen episodes. Besides, a full episode will be available online the next day anyways. (Tuesday).

Getting Back On Track said...

I was reading about the woman in Ohio who gave birth to a son after being implanted with the wrong embryo. She will give up the baby to the biological parents. Two couples who both wanted children so much that they trusted a fertility clinic to be accurate and help them conceive. The Ohio woman could have aborted when she found out it wasn't her child but, instead, carried the baby full-term for the other couple. Now, at 40, she's gone thru a pregnancy and a c-section and still has no baby of her own. And a pregnancy can wreak havoc on a 40-year-old body...believe me, I know. This woman, to me, is a heroine, deserving of my attention and sincerest empathy. It just hit me so full in the face when reading about these two innocent couples with a baby between them, how much Jon and Kate Gosselin do not rate the attentiveness I've given them. It's hard not to stray off the subject of the Gosselin kids when the parents create so much tabloid news, but I'm reminded if I continue to follow the Gosselin tragedy, the focus needs to get back on child exploitation in reality TV shows.

Zayna said...

To AnyIdeas?,

Letting your 5 year old dictate what he watches on T.V., especially when you feel it should not be viewed, is setting a very dangerous precedent.

And throwing his food at you because "he's mad"...what's he going to throw at you when he's 12 and you tell him he can't hang out with his friends until his chores are done?

Believe me, kids do not just "grow out" of that kind of behaviour, they need to be TAUGHT that it's inappropriate.

Whatever subliminal messages he's receiving are coming from YOU (like it's okay to throw things when I'm angry and I get what I want when I throw a tantrum) and not from a tv program.

Best of luck.

MissysMom said...

There's a great article in Newsweek from last week that is entitled: "Stealing Neverland". It talks about parents publicizing their childrens' lives and the kids' reactions to this kind of invasion.

It starts with quotes from the real Christopher Robin and is quite insteresting.

Here's the link:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/215300

Pattypanda said...

a 5 year old should be in bed by 8 okay, never mind tv during the week.

Huh said...

jc said...
"I am pretty sure Kate will market herself as a christian and ask for money and support from christian community."

She can try, but I'm a Christian and we're not stupid. I think that well has run dry.

So tell me Kate, how do we.... said...

After listening to a video of one of Kate's speaking appearances, I noticed that nearly all the questions are about the family. Why is it that no one seems to ask her for advice? Perhaps on how to raise children, or control anger issues, etc? Asking her about the kids or her pretty much feeds right into her ego, but if she were asked real questions about things real people experience with their kids, maybe the sheeple would begin to notice that her advice isn't very good.

Christine said...

I have been looking for recent ratings of 18 kids and counting and table for 12 to see how it compares. I found ratings for the 18 kids and counting from June (not sure if it was new or reruns then?) and they viewership was 1.3-1.7.
I know the duggars do not make as much as the gosselins and the shows cost less to produce (just compare the gosselins wedding renewal to the duggars! 40k vs $40).

Just wondering even with these ratings in the 1 million range, is it still enough for tlc to keep J&K on the air? The duggars are still on, or is it because Jim Bob and Michelle cost less to make an episode then J&K?

Go Away J/K said...

There's been much discussion about Kate exploiting her children for her own personal gain. This got me to thinking a bit. Most mothers, not all, are born with an instinct to nurture, defend, teach, protect their children. IMO Kate doesn't have that instinct. Whenever I saw the show (haven't watched since December), her interactions with the children seemed so forced. Children are always messy, sticky, whinny, needy. And yet even in the early episodes I never saw her children with messy, sticky hands grabbing for her. Because of Kate not interacting with her children when they were younger could they have developed attachment issues?

enoughalready said...

Here's another point which bugs me - See how she gobbles up words and phrases.On The View KG said "It was just like my mother's intuition"

Hey its A Woman's intuition and A Mother's Instinct. Not, mother's intuition. Even though we know what she meant and there's nothing emotionally wrong using both words but the syntax and phrase is wrong.

Just griping thats all.

Somewhereinoh said...

Notice how RadarOnline aka TLC is no longer providing update photographs of J & K's 'custody' exchange at the Konpound. Ms. ' I Can Do' Kate doesnt want the public to know she IS NOT home with the kids 'most of the time' but once again off traveling with her precious 'booby gaurd' more then she is at home spending time with her children.

fidosmommy said...

Note to Kate:

The time to figure out you are not Mommy Material is BEFORE you have children, not after. I do wish you had thought this through a little more thoroughly before you got in deeper than you could emotionally or physically handle.

My heart breaks for your children, no longer babies, because you have clearly lost interest in them as people. I have no maternal instincts whatsoever, but I think I love your children more than you do. Really. How sad is that, Kate?

Brummygirl said...

Fast forwarding here....when Kate has been ousted from T.L.C., her "chat show" aspirations been denied, her books on sale for 25 cents at flea markets and her church tours cancelled, what will she be doing?
Here I fear for the kids!! They will have no *non-nannies* and helpers so all they have left during her *custody* is Kate watching herself on taped re-runs of the shows sitting on *the* couch. Who will nurture them..not Kate. When they are running and screaming and causing havoc, who will quieten them...maybe Kate...harshly.
It will certainly be a good thing to have the cameras and everyone out of their lives, but will they feel abandoned? Think about it, for the tups, this has always been their way of life, there have been buffers between them and Kate.. suddenly they are alone...with Kate and all her angst!! Here is where I hope Jon shapes up and takes control. Not sure that is possible either...oh those poor children.

8POE's said...

I can't say positively that Kate's a drunk though I DO suspect it. What I AM positive of is if she is, she's a mean nasty drunk. My sister's alot like Kate, My mother too. My sister's a mean,nasty bitch to begin with but when she's drunk, it's worse.

Fortunately for the kids, the Konpound's big enough where they can stay away from her.

I too have concerns about what "Exploitation Barbie" will do when the show ends. As I've posted about before, she'll do anything to keep it going because w/out it, she won't have her servant staff to do everything for her. "Can-do Kate" will have to do everything which doesn't appeal to her.

The kids will suffer immensely. One, because she can't stand to be around them and two, she'll be so bitter about the lack of fame/fortune she'll be an uber bitch. The boys will get the brunt of it.

Sadly, so sadly, she won't give up trying to market herself to keep that servant staff and be away from the kids. What's worst of all is, as long as she's in the public eye, so too will the kids. They'll get a well-deserved break from their life being filmed, but no peace or privacy as long as their mother's feeding her fame addiction.

enoughalready said...

The end may be near!

TLC may cut "Jon & Kate Plus 8" over poor ratings By Alan Fein
http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/18238
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Jon & Kate Ratings Hit Rock Bottom
PHILADELPHIA - Ratings from “Jon & Kate Plus 8” take a historic
tumble, falling 84 percent since June.
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/092409_Gosselin_ratings

1momski said...

The handwriting may be on the wall,(or at least With ratings falling, on facebook: this might be the last season of Jon and Kate plus 8. I'm not sure yet," says Kate Gosselin on facebook) Kate sees jon and Kate+8 ending after this season"
So this farce will come to an end. What will happen then to those poor children There will be no one watching and there will be frustration on Kons part when she sees her glamorous wealthy life fading away.I fear that these childrn will suffer the brunt of the show tanking

mlou said...

Just read the articles about the show's ratings.

Looks like the free organic cookie is crumbling.

fool said...

I'm sure of it that she has a nanny camera that's why she had the laptop on the counter and when she's away she can still the children. Don't think it's to watch the children it's to watch Jon. Thought she was drunk or something when she laid down and started laughing while the kids were playing the game,Didn't find any humor in it at all. Ithink she's on some type off meds.she has "so what" attitude, where before she would have a meltdown.

winsomeone said...

Didn't Kate take over the production of the show this season? If so, that explains why the main theme is now Kate, Kate, Kate!

Ohio Buckeye said...

8 Poes: enjoyed your comment.

Anyone else wonder if K8's new tactic will be to have a comeback, complete with a book describing how all the loss she suffered - marriage, show, time with her kids, blah blah blah, drove her back to god. Will she claim she's had an epiphany and promise to go forward in a more 'Christian' way? Will she describe how 'grateful' she is for her misfortunes because the misfortunes essentially made her realize she'd run off the tracks. But now she's back ON god's track (and speaking tours), so please pass the love gift basket around.

People love stories of redemption. I can only shudder at the thought of K8 feigning epiphany as her next exploitation extravaganza.

my9cats said...

Huh said...
jc said...
"I am pretty sure Kate will market herself as a christian and ask for money and support from christian community."

She can try, but I'm a Christian and we're not stupid. I think that well has run dry.

9/26/2009 1:16 PM

Actually Kate playing the Christian card just might work in her favor. 'Oh woe is me...I was caught up in the money...now I have seen the errors of my way and am returning to God...yada yada yada'. If I were a betting person I'd put my money on "return to God Kste".

Penny said...

OK, couldn't think of anywhere else to post this... I was watching Horton Hears A Who with my youngest son last night. There is a mother kangaroo in the movie who is not very nice. I sat there watching for a while and kept trying to figure out who the kangaroo was acting like. And, then, I figured it out. It's Kate G. Of course, in the end the kangaroo realizes her evil ways. Not sure if that's Kate or not. Only time will tell. Anyway, next time you watch Horton with your kids, pay attention to the kangaroo and see what you think.

silimom said...

She may very well play the repetence card. She wouldn't be the first. Speaking as a Christian (and I do attend an evangelical, non-denominational church) I have to agree with the other poster - we do not all blindly follow where others lead. God gave me a brain and he intended me to use it. That is something that is stressed continually by our pastoral staff as well. Not all Christians are sheeple and not all sheeple are Christians. There is a tendency by some posters here to forget that.

The Christian faith does place an emphasis on repentence, on forgivness as well community (coming alongside each other in support) and on speaking the truth in love (calling someone on their behavior when their walk and talk don't line up). Hopefully any repetence will be genuine and will start first and foremost with an apology to her parents and her father's church. That would be a first indication to me that she is truly trying to change. Also, I don't mind if she speaks at churches as long as it's for free (they can cover her travel expenses within reason) and involve. NO love
offerings. Again, then I might believe she was trying.

Ultimately, time will tell if any change is genuine or not. And, as someone who claims she is a Christian, she will eventually answer to a Higher Power and be accountable for what she did on this Earth.

Janice G said...

Actually Kate playing the Christian card just might work in her favor. 'Oh woe is me...I was caught up in the money...now I have seen the errors of my way and am returning to God...yada yada yada'.
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I don't think Kate will ever take responsibility for this, she'll blame Jon, Kevin, the networks, anyone but herself.

ScrambledKate said...

Oh yes, she will TOTALLY go the CHristian route, or at least attempt to. A'la Kathy Lee.
I am finding I am almost gleeful about a possible (probable) near cancellation. Watch KHate scramble to come up with something to make money (since she is ALONE as a SINGLE parent now, cough cough). At least the kids MIGHT be spared. I guess it could be with Paula; that just means I personally won't be watching that particular show, but then again,I haven't been watching J&K for the longest time either.
I highly doubt the View would offer her a Permanent gig, say if Elizabeth decided not to return from Maternity leave...I don't believe Whoopi, and maybe others, would be for that. Unless B.W. really unilaterally runs that show...I dunno I dont watch the View, either. I just read all about that stuff online.
SO, Khate will have to scramble and I for one, will relish knowing she is at least SEMI-panicking.

Suzi said...

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this question, but have there ever been discussion on this board about Kate's explanation of her fertility treatments? I also had fertility issues and Kate's "story" has some major holes. Usually I would never question someone's choices, but I think the whole "God wanted this for me" line is what made the church congregations so open to making love offerings.

lifeoriley said...

Re: Missysmom
The Newsweek article, "Stealing Neverland" was excellent. It speaks about writing and "facebooking" about your children, but it cerainly could be applied to the Gosselins and anyone else who puts their kid's lives and private struggles on TV. It asks the question, "do parents 'own' their kid's story, or are some things to be kept private?
It ends with saying that parents' should protect their children from the world--not offer them up to it.

Ohio Buckeye said...

If K8 actually had a genuine epiphany, it'd be cause for celebration.

IMO, though, K8 is a far too psychologically troubled individual to ever GET IT unless/until she seeks long term psych counselling.

From what we've seen so far, IMO it's far more likely K8 will fall into the category of those who pretend to have been redeemed - some use this as a new hook to retrieve a diminishing fan base.

She would not be the first person to utilize this tactic.

Sadly, she wouldn't be the last one either.

Sex and god sell. There will always be an audience for both, and there will always be those who exploit this reality.

Tired of K8 said...

Where there any ratings for the View during Khate's time? vs. when the week prior? Just curious if the ratings went up or down during her stint.

Abby said...

The ratings for J&K+8 are tanking because the show bears no resemblance to what made it so popular in the first place.

First, no Jon. People tuned in to see BOTH trying to raise 8 kids. Kate by herself preening for the cameras is not the least bit entertaining.

Second, it WAS about a REAL family with REAL issues. Now, it's all about Kate getting free kitchens and going on free, extravagant vacations...and in a RECESSION no less! No one can relate to this witch.

Third, we loved seeing the kids. Now, they all look miserable and needing years of therapy.

Watching an episode from season 2 and watching one now it's hard to believe it's even the same show. It's certainly not the show most of us use to love.

Bye Khate said...

Is it true TLC has "cleaned up"/edited some of Khate's nastier tantrums for reruns?
Beware sheeple!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Abby said..."....no Jon..."
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I agree that Jon's presence is sorely missed if, for no other reason, his basically calm demeanor helped tone down the overall effect of the constant nastiness of K8.

Now there's just K8 and her characteristic meanspiritedness and narcissism.

K8's not unlike a hard surface room with nothing soft to absorb sound. Being in such an environment translates to a deafening & uncomfortable ambience. Most can't wait to leave.

K8 by herself is just harsh and negative - the woman lacks joy, humor, logic, warmth, intelligence. She needs a 2nd banana to divert attention from her woeful deficits.

She, though, wants the spotlight solely on her at all times. She's her own worst enemy.

Sandy said...

Wow TLC is really desperate these days..I just saw an promo for their new show 'My Monkey Baby' about a couple raising a monkey they consider their 'daughter'..how low can you go TLC? Oh thats right! Very low apparently considering you are still filming the Gosselins!

Lets Go Blue said...

Ohio Buckeye said "...-the woman lacks joy, humor, logic, warmth, intelligence." We agree. Perfectly put.

Maybe This Is Really It said...

Excerpt of comment:

Ohio Buckeye said...
If K8 actually had a genuine epiphany, it'd be cause for celebration.
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I sighed when I read this. The Pollyanna part of me would love to have a glad heart when it comes to Kate. She'd disappear with arms around her kids and raise them in a happy, wholesome, non-televised, loving way. Yes, big sigh.

I was reading just now about Roman Polanski. Watched the Dateline about Michael Jackson the other night with Meredith V. and the rabbi. Saw more than a few video clips of Mackenzie Phillips revealing her story. Then there's the disturbing stuff (more of it) coming out about Anna Nicole. Really staggering, about the troubled Hollywood lives of the famous. Also makes me wonder how the adulation from the public...hero worship...gets so out of hand when it comes to not-becoming behaviors of people that others come to look at as idols. My husband, in and out of the business for over 30 years, says, "it's because we watch them and they want to be watched; quit watching them and they go away." I can see, in the case of an actor or singer wanting to emote and have self-expression, even more than fame...loving the craft...but it makes me wonder about Jon and Kate, i.e. what was their deal? Was it solely about money (I personally don't buy the part about wanting to document the kids' lives). Rather, fear of having not enough money to raise all those kids? Did Kate have a secret longing for fame? I watched. I pulled up the online stories about the Gosselins. I'm still blogging. Why? Why keep feeding it? Quit watching and they'll go away. In the end, probably the only thing I can do to keep the kids from being filmed for a reality show. I've arrived at this conclusion many times yet never quite seem to heed it. Maybe I'll beat the announcement that the reality show is cancelled and stop reading and watching anything about the Gosselins, as Of RIGHT NOW.

gravy train about to end said...

Anyone know what happens to Jon and Kate financially once the show is canceled? Does TLC still have to pay for all 40 episodes even if they're not all filmed? Does TLC pay for the house and household employees? If so, who assumes the payments after cancellation? What do you think the Gosselins actually pay for now? Things I wonder about in particular: mortgage, sitters, bodyguards, tuition, organic chef, maids, Jon's apartment, PR people, and personal assistants. It'll be interesting to see how their spending habits change post-show.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Claire said...

TheCelebrityCafe.com (Features section) has posted an entry from Kate on her facebook page that says with ratings so low there might not be another season of J&K+8. They put all the blame on Jon.

I think it's time Kate seriously thought about downsizing!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

But.........aren't those implants difficult to remove?????

lukebandit said...

when kate laid down and was laughing when they were playing games and the not-a-nanny took cara to the doctor, is it possible that kate had been drinking and couldn't drive cara to the doctor?
why should kate care if the girls or her break the china cups. tlc is paying for it, it will come out of the production budget.
the pictures of kate at the ice charity were gross. she is so fake. the dress and heels too hookery and short dress and hooker heels. halter top of the dress so she can show off the girls.
beautiful children in the bottom picture. but kate looked ridiculus posing next to the precious girls. kate was there with steve and left all her kids at home. i just can't understand why gina and steve and kate were in a pic op. has anyone figured it out yet?

lukebandit

Ava Rose said...

I'm watching a re-run of an old episode of when all the kids were sick/mady & carrain cooking school.

I can't believe this woman. Like I said before, Jon is no angel but he seems to be the better parent than kate. After work he comes home right away and helps with the kids. He goes straight to the sick kid in the laundry room (which is weird...now that I think about it) and comforts joel and realizes he's "burning up". He helps out as much as he can and for Kate not to acknowledge that is not cool. She says of jon that her husband is "i'm sure like most other fathers in the world..." Kate, have you ever wondered why he was never agressive with you? Maybe he didn't want to undermind your authority -he's showing you respect by letting you run the show. You can't expect him to read your mind - DUHHH he's a guy! You need to tell him and he'll do it, which is what he's been doing.

Jon's been taking care of the sick kids than kate. Kate leaves her "mommy duties" once jon gets home and escapes by "making dinner".

OH! and the cake that kate made w. mady and cara is a "disguisting goo ball" and how obviously their baking classes "haven't worked". GREAT MOTHER!

PS: This is the same episode when kate told jon to stop breathing so loudly haha

Ms.Peach said...

Sandy said...
Wow TLC is really desperate these days..I just saw an promo for their new show 'My Monkey Baby' about a couple raising a monkey they consider their 'daughter'..how low can you go TLC? Oh thats right! Very low apparently considering you are still filming the Gosselins!

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Yeah, what about that monkey that tore some woman's eyes out? This new show will do nothing but encourage people to think it's ok to have an exotic pet.

Save The Children said...

I was watching Mackenzie Phillips talk about her early life filled with sex, drugs, and a rock and roll life style. She said it was her normal! She didn't know there was a different way until she was 11 or 12.

Jon and Kate use the same excuse all the time...having cameras in the home is the tups normal. They don't know anything else. The G kids are growing up and soon will know this is not a normal family existence. It is weird and harmful to have cameras and camera operators in your home constantly.

Ms.Peach said...

lukebandit said...
when kate laid down and was laughing when they were playing games and the not-a-nanny took cara to the doctor, is it possible that kate had been drinking and couldn't drive cara to the doctor?
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I don't think she was drunk. I don't believe Cara ever saw the doctor. There was no emergency. Cara was walking just fine. It was made up, IMO, to take up air time and show Kate as a caring mother. Cara has been taught that it's ok to fib because she is acting. With a foot injury, you'd be limping. Yes, she may have hurt her foot some time ago, so that may have been true, but the rest of it was hogwash. Her foot was fine and they had to say so because there was no cast, no wrapping, nothing.

Pattypanda said...

Kathie Lee Gifford told of a comment her daughter heard back stage by Kate Gosselin at Larry King Live the las time she was. Larry asked how she felt about Kate's sit.KLG told how she left a hit show, to take care and heal some things in her fam. The best thing she every did. Kate mumbles undear her breath to her PR peps "it's called a pay check". Kathie says she was pulling a great paycheck when she quite - that wasn't what was important. Her family was.

NewWester said...

"gravy train about to end said...
Anyone know what happens to Jon and Kate financially once the show is canceled? Does TLC still have to pay for all 40 episodes even if they're not all filmed? Does TLC pay for the house and household employees? If so, who assumes the payments after cancellation? What do you think the Gosselins actually pay for now? Things I wonder about in particular: mortgage, sitters, bodyguards, tuition, organic chef, maids, Jon's apartment, PR people, and personal assistants. It'll be interesting to see how their spending habits change post-show"

___________________________


That is a good question. I wonder if that is the reason there are so many rumours about Jon or Kate either putting together a reality show (Divorced Dads) or taping a show ( Mom Logic). Both know the gravy train will be coming to a stop soon!! Also makes you wonder if they will all move back to their old home that has not been sold yet.

zoey said...

I live in NH and tomorrow they are selecting a family to be the next recipient of Extreme Home makeover.
anyway aparently the family people are speculating will get it have 7 healthy kids and one sick child. The whole State is in an uproar over this rumored family. It makes me wonder why people LOVE the gosselins who exploit and lie yet seem to hate some family struggling to make it with a sick child.

She's not all there said...

Nothing says 'deranged' better then Kate Gosselin in a floppy hat and goggle sunglasses.

CountMeOut said...

zoey said...
I live in NH and tomorrow they are selecting a family to be the next recipient of Extreme Home makeover.
anyway aparently the family people are speculating will get it have 7 healthy kids and one sick child. The whole State is in an uproar over this rumored family. It makes me wonder why people LOVE the gosselins who exploit and lie yet seem to hate some family struggling to make it with a sick child.

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Why are they in an uproar? Do they think the family doesn't deserve it for some reason?

People really can be hateful. I know a family that got a new home from EHM, and I remember a lot of people saying nasty things about them after the show aired. People from the actual town or who knew the family, being really hateful.

In this case, I really do think it's jealousy. (Not to be a Sheeple!)

ShowIdea said...

What about a show that features 8 healthy children supporting 2 somewhat challanged adults?

Oh, wait, there already is a show like that!

The very best episode would be "A week in the life of Kate +8 and NO hired help!" Now who wouldn't watch that melt down?

I would bet that even Jon would be tuning in for that.

PA Woman said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Abby said..."....no Jon..."
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I agree that Jon's presence is sorely missed if, for no other reason, his basically calm demeanor helped tone down the overall effect of the constant nastiness of K8.

Now there's just K8 and her characteristic meanspiritedness and narcissism

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I agree entirely. The show needed his personality to conteract hers.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Ohio Buckeye said "...-the woman lacks joy, humor, logic, warmth, intelligence." We agree. Perfectly put."

And manners.

TLC Sucks said...

Talk about TLC being desperate! The other night on The Chelsea Lately show, that South Carolina beauty pageant contestant was on. The one who made an ass of herself answering a question about maps when she was in a beauty pageant. She rambled and said something about The Iraq. She was a big joke for a while and lots of people dressed like her for Halloween. Anyway, she is going to be on a new TLC show!!! I think it's called The King of Queens. It's about a guy who gets girls ready for beauty pageants. This girl was so dumb (sorry, it's true though) that Chelsea Handler made a fool of her time and again while interviewing her and she didn't even know it! What is up with TLC??? Have they lost their minds? Again, I can't BELIEVE they call themselves The Learning Channel.

Huh said...

silimom: Very well said! And very true!

I do agree with other posters that Kate probably would fall back to trying to do church speeches again. It's what she started out doing and it's probably comfortable for her.

I would just like to think people wouldn't fall for it again after all the tabloids, the divorce, the mansion, the bodyguard, and two-dollar hooker outfits.

It's also why I'm so glad there's a site like GWOP out there so people can dig deeper and see through all of her lies.

Huh said...

Ava Rose said:

"OH! and the cake that kate made w. mady and cara is a "disguisting goo ball" and how obviously their baking classes "haven't worked". GREAT MOTHER!"

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That bothered me too! I can't remember a single time I've heard Kate praise her children for anything they've done. Or whenever she tries, it almost comes across as a back-handed insult. Like when they do art projects, and she says something like "and they surprisingly weren't that terrible" (paraphrasing, bad memory, sorry). Or that she comments how she never eats anything the kids make for her because it's gross. Those poor children are going to have the worst self-esteem issues. Nothing they ever do seems to please Kate or make her praise them.

If my kids make a drawing for me, I tell them it's wonderful and hang it up on the wall for everyone to see. I started baking and cooking with them in the kitchen at a young age, and they already know how to read a recipe, measure ingredients, and even crack open an egg by themselves. They didn't need to take classes for it, and it's a great bonding experience.

Ugh, I just don't know. I just don't understand how someone can be blessed with so many children, and then act like it's the biggest bother to have to spend a single minute with them.

Marianne said...

FANTASTIC news from our friend Z! Check it out :D

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/jon_kate_loses_more_than_80_pe.html

just wondering said...

I seriously don't think this show has the legs to last for more than 2 or 3 more shows, if that. I think we are finally and truly on the brink of the demise of this farce.

What is wrong with this woman said...

Here's an article about Kate and Mady's body language by Dr. Lillian Glass:

Kate Gosselin’s Body Language Shows She Either Ignores Maddy or is Agitated Around Her

Donna Day said...

@ What is wrong with this woman said...

Thanks for the website! I read through all the kate gosselin "body language" tidbits and it's fascinating how right she is! We know have even more evidence that is kate is all about kate hahaha

Donna Day said...

Beth Carlson: "If I were in her position, i would love to have a friend help out w. kids..." in RE to kate leaving the kids w. her while she went to "vacation" w. jon....yeah Beth sounded very "sarcastic" when saying that comment. I think she felt used all these years....as well as Aunt Jodi. Kate just said the reason why they moved closer to them was b/c they would be neary by AKA more slave workers.

Seriously, what a selfish woman. Her kids were barely 2 and she's dying to escape from her kids. Come to think about it, even back then at the old episodes, Kate was never w. her kids. She was embarking on her book tours, speaking engagements, going to key west, etc...what a high maintinence person.

My parents, after more than 25 yrs of marriage have never gone on a trip on their own...anytime there was a vacation, my sister and I were always there. I don't understand how a woman w. "motherly insticts" can stay away fr. her kids for so long. My cousin gave birth to her 3rd child...a little girl about 2 years ago and to this day, she still feels bad for leaving her for many hours - will call constantly to check on her. This only proves that Kate Gosselin doesn't love her kids. She loves what they're doing for her but she does not love them. She uses her kids as an excuse for money

Scottie said...

Im watching a show for the first time called "lie to me" and they showed a picture of John and Hayle,I started laughing. But obviously the writers think john and her were having an affair because they were talking about a woman having a certain look that proves their having an affair. They also showed pictures of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton and I think it was Mel Gibson and his new pregnant girlfriend.

gherkin said...

go to the baltimore sun and look under entertainment.
david zurauik has written a new column predicting the very near demise of the show. yay!

Show changing its name... said...

Wasn't sure if this was posted yet....

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/jon-kate-show-renamed-jon-way-out

Dunwoody Mom said...

So, the show is being renamed "Kate Plus 8". The last few shows have been all about Kate and they've tanked in the ratings.

This show, thankfully, is on its last legs. God be with the Gosselin children.

jill said...

showbiz tonight is reporting Jon has been fired from the show-it's now called "Kate Plus 8" hahaaa...the end IS near peeps!

Pauper Princess said...

TLC announces 'Kate Plus Eight'

by Simon Vozick-Levinson
Categories: News, Television
TLC has announced that Jon & Kate Plus Eight, the hit reality series about Jon and Kate Gosselin and their children, will re-launch Nov. 2 under the name Kate Plus Eight. “The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family but will now include a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life,” the network said in a press release. “TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.” The couple filed for divorce in June.

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/09/29/kate-plus-eight-tlc/

Lisa said...

NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jon & Kate Plus 8 will now be known as Kate Plus 8 beginning on Nov. 2.

TLC has just announced (see People and US Magazine) that the show will take on a new look and focus with Kate raising 8 little ones as a single mother.

TLC is also working with Kate on a new project for 2010.

I'm going to go barf now.

VanCityGirl said...

From the Associated Press... Do they actually think THIS is what's going to save the show?

TLC's 'Jon & Kate' is soon to be 'Kate Plus Eight'
By FRAZIER MOORE (AP) – 1 hour ago

NEW YORK — "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is about to be rechristened "Kate Plus Eight."

That's the word from the TLC network, announcing Tuesday that its hit reality show will be adapting to changes in the Gosselin (GAHS'-lihn) household, which for months has been disrupted by the split up of Jon and Kate.

The renamed "Kate Plus Eight" begins Nov. 2. It will continue to focus on the lives of the young Gosselin twins and sextuplets but with a deeper focus on Kate's role as a single mother.

TLC says Jon Gosselin will continue to appear on the show, but less often.

The couple made their separation official on an episode that aired in June. TLC says they are in divorce proceedings.

The series, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern, premiered in 2007.

TLC is owned by Discovery Communications, LLC.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Read this quote from Eileen O'Neill. Is this the person who Kate may be having the relationship with? Because this woman could not possibly believe what she is quoted as saying. The ratings just don't bear it out.

Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family. The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers. Additionally the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010” says Eileen O’Neill, President and GM,

Jon Is Gone said...

Jon has OFFICIALLY been dropped from the show. Good!

Soon, maybe soon, the whole show will get the big ax.


http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/09/29/jon-gosselin-dropped-from-jon-kate-plus-8/#comment-289142

a rose is a rose said...

TLC JUST ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT JON IS OFFICIALLY OFF THE SHOW. THE NEW NAME IS KATE + EIGHT.

mommadiane5 said...

The Dallas TV Examiner is reporting that by Nov. 2, 2009...the show will be Kate plus 8. Jon's out. The end is very near. Have a good day everybody.

Pauper Princess said...

http://www.popeater.com/2009/09/29/jon-gosselin-halts-divorce-kate-gosselin/

It's a busy day in Gosselin-ville. Jon Gosselin is trying to slow down -- if not halt altogether -- his divorce from Kate Gosselin, telling In Touch Weekly exclusively: "I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated ... I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon." He's filed paperwork looking to stall the divorce for 90 days "to regain control over the future of our family." In other news, TLC has announced that 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' will now be titled 'Kate Plus Eight,' and Jon's role will be minimized.

fidosmommy said...

Quoted from Eileen O'Neill:

"Additionally the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010” says Eileen O’Neill, President and GM,

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Oh, good heavenly days, don't tell me this! TLC is developing another show for Kate Gosselin?
What in the world are they thinking?

Please, somebody tell me this is just an early Halloween scare!

fidosmommy said...

"I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated ... I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon."

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Oh, Hailey's going to love to hear THIS!

Sarah Gold said...

From radaronline...notice all the negative comments!

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/kate-gosselin-films-kids-despite-ratings-dump

jasmine said...

Dunwoody Mom, I believe you are right. And I hope Jon steps up to the plate and takes his children off the show. Jon also needs to get a good lawyer to represent his children and sue TLC and the production company. How can TLC get away with filming, airing, selling videos and making a ton of money on what could essentially be considered child porn? They are the ones who had the final say as to what was shown on television. If anyone else filmed nude children and sold the photos and vidoes, they would be put in jail.

Dunwoody Mom said...

One can hope - maybe Jon delayed the divorce so he can force Kate to backoff on the kid's filming schedules. It's got to be tough going to school and working. Those children must be exhausted.

Pamela Jaye said...

I read Jon was going to be at some autism thing.
If I read all the posts I'd just live here. But it makes me wonder - maybe Jon is just pitching a fit like Maddy, living the swinging single life and being a horrifically bad example to get out of the show?

(i don't have to guess why he wanted out of the marriage, but apparently that wasn't enough to derail TLC)

Anyway, good for him for doing the autism thing. (I have three friends and a cousin with autistic/aspergers kids)

I still remember the article from the old neighbor of Jon and Kate's who said he was a friendly neighbor.

nurse2 said...

Please...
The blogger who stated Khate was at the Bonton, please tell me when this was I'm in contact with a higher up there which would like to know when this was,this person was outraged and wants more info.
I live in the area and she freqs. the same places I did, but I will not freq the places she goes.
It has been along time since I had a pedicure,nails done etc. Gosselin free! Please free the children! jo

Asta said...

TLC says the show will continue to follow the incredibles lives of the 8 Gosselin children...shouldn't that be the intrusive lives of the 8 Gosselin children?

fidosmommy said...

I see the upcoming episode has to do with organizing the basement.
Didn't we already see that in the old house - where Kate and her friend went to Home Depot (?) and got all those cubicles and baskets to organize the basement? And then when they moved, those cubicles all stayed at the old house, right? Now we have to get all new stuff, right?

Been there, done that, have it on video.

I wonder if Kate will lose her wallet in the store like she did
in the original showing of this organization theme. Oh, the drama!

Maybe this time we will watch her
organize her laundry room! Bleach goes here, soap goes there, this is where you soak the boys' clothes and bedsheets, and you can
label it all with your new handy-dandy labelmaker! Yee Haw! Hannah, are you taking notes so you know where to fold things, dear? You know Mommy will never step foot back in that room once the episode is shot.

Coming soon for November sweeps - Kate has 2 strong schlubs hanging racks in the garage - rafters and walls - to store her stuff off the floor! What an original idea, TLC! I can hardly wait to see what unfolds! Will the box of old DVD's fit on the top shelf? Will the box rip open and make Kate laugh when it's too tight a fit? November sweeps can't come soon enough for this viewer!

Doesn't seem right said...

nurse2 said...
Please...
The blogger who stated Khate was at the Bonton, please tell me when this was I'm in contact with a higher up there which would like to know when this was,this person was outraged and wants more info.
I live in the area and she freqs. the same places I did, but I will not freq the places she goes.
It has been along time since I had a pedicure,nails done etc. Gosselin free! Please free the children! jo

9/29/2009 4:16 PM
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Seriously? You boycott the retail businesses that Kate goes to? That is absurd. Those businesses have no role in Kate shopping there or otherwise. I mean, do what you want, but it sounds like your hatred of Kate is affecting your personal life. She's just a person, a yucky person, why do people let her get under their skin? Your making it worse by planning your life around such an unimportant woman.

BTW, I live in the area also, and I will continue to hit up Target, the drive-thru Starbucks, and anywhere else I feel like going. Kate's not gonna change my lifestyle.

GoPoshGo said...

I'm not on either parent's "team" -- but I certainly hope that Jon makes a point to Larry King (if he really IS appearing this week) that he's now a "SINGLE DAD" and bemoans all the struggles that come with that. That, or point out that NEITHER he nor Kate are single parents. They are SHARING CUSTODY, for the love of god.

I'm just SOOOOOOOOOO sick of Kate and TLC (and all the media fleas and ticks that feed off of them) toting Kate as a "single mom." I'm sorry, but joint custody does not make anybody a single parent. You are simply divorced and sharing custody of your kids. Will some media outlet with a set of real ones please make this point clear to the sheeple. For God's sake, with the divorce rate as high as it is in this country, you'd think we'd all have the terms straight by now.

I'm just so sick of "reality" shows and how our entertainment industry makes celebrities out of nobodies. It's just disgusting.

VAmom2twins said...

I cannot watch Kate or J&K + 8 anymore and cannot imagine why anyone else finds that woman to be appealing. I loved the show in the beginning, but they are no longer the struggling family getting by on love. Now they have money but no love. How sad. I feel so terribly for those kids. I would encourage others to turn off this show and turn off Kate to get this toxin out of the media.

LP said...

TLC says the show will continue to follow the incredibles lives of the 8 Gosselin children...

The only reason thier lives are incredible at this point is because they get so many free things and free trips. THAT is what is incredible to normal families.

K8 has to continue to dress them the same because now that they are no longer babies/todlers they look like individuals - brothers & sisters yes, but individuals. Nothing special now that they're 5 years old. The cute factor has worn off. Just imagine if they'd been identical - oh boy, oh boy, K8 would really be raking it in.

No matter what TLC tries to do to revive the show, I think they're done.

Joanne said...

Why do they continually reward this woman? Such a selfish woman she is and I hope her kids sue her for every dime THEY EARNED, when they are of age.

Joanne said...

TLC.. YOU SUCK!

Merrilee said...

TLC says the show will continue to follow the incredibles lives of the 8 Gosselin children.
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Well, let's see. Just what makes the kids lives incredible?

Any family with twins and tups certainly live an unusual life.

But incredible?

If so, TLC is to blame.

If this show had never materialized, if the Gosselins had lived off of what they earned by working, if Kate had never had more help than she needed, if grandparents and other relatives were involved, the story of their lives would not have become incredible.

TLC made it incredible, and Eileen O'Neill is to blame for dragging it out long after it should have been laid to rest.

Dee Dee said...

TLC says the show will continue to follow the incredibles lives of the 8 Gosselin children...shouldn't that be the intrusive lives of the 8 Gosselin children?

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I really wonder if the public will be at all interested in a show all about Kate.

I don't see any of us needing to see her playfully smack people she is talking to.

I don't care to hear her blah, blah, blah about how wonderful and amazing she is.

I don't care at all to have her show me how to cook or organize or parent.

She knows far less than I do, and I don't know a lot! LOL!

Most of all, I just don't want to hear her cackle when she becomes amazed at the things she says.

To me, knowing her, she doesn't even look pretty.

Why would I want to watch a show when I can't stand the "star."

Sissy said...

LP said...
TLC says the show will continue to follow the incredibles lives of the 8 Gosselin children...

The only reason thier lives are incredible at this point is because they get so many free things and free trips. THAT is what is incredible to normal families.

K8 has to continue to dress them the same because now that they are no longer babies/todlers they look like individuals - brothers & sisters yes, but individuals. Nothing special now that they're 5 years old. The cute factor has worn off. Just imagine if they'd been identical - oh boy, oh boy, K8 would really be raking it in.

No matter what TLC tries to do to revive the show, I think they're done.

9/30/2009 8:56 AM
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I wish I had your confidence, LP. She just seems to go on and on and on.

There are too many Kate Worshippers who swoon at every word the witch utters.

I cannot understand what the appeal is, but it definitely is a fact. She is loved by lots and lots of loonies.

Aunt Anne said...

If Kate actually does get a show all of her own, I wish with all my heart it would be on Bravo.

Bravo seems to find some real weirdoes, and fewer families watch it.

Connie said...

I sure do hope Jon does a better job on Larry King Live than he did on GMA.

That was awful. He was pathetic, and it was a shame.

Please Jon, get your act together. Say something truly meaningful.

I WANT you to succeed. Truly I do.

TootieCat said...

This is like a long, horrifying, (yet incredibly boring) nightmare that you can't wake up from...How I wish they would just go away!

fidosmommy said...

Seriously? You boycott the retail businesses that Kate goes to? That is absurd. Those businesses have no role in Kate shopping there or otherwise.

*****

IF the store gave Kate the royal treatment, cordoning off other customers so HRH could shop without having to mingle with the masses, then you bet your tuppance
I would boycott that store. That is outrageously offensive.

The First Lady of our state stopped by a little shop that was
in a Plaza next to K-Mart. There were TONS of people in the parking lot and wandering around in front of the stores. She was driven in a small private car, but they parked in a regular parking space, she went in without the chauffer or any bodyguard, did her shopping like everyone else, got no preferential treatment, and then left just like every other customer. Everyone knew who she was, and her husband was a very well-liked governor. She tried her pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.

If somebody popular and famous (in our state, anyway) could do that, what makes Ms. Kate Gosselin think she needs special handling?

Big Wooden Spoon said...

Kid-factoryish, nasty, old Kate
Got a big head & thought she was
great.
Now too big for her britches,
She screeches and bitches
And keeps busy tempting Karma &Fate

Hang in there, folks. Eventually Kate will reap what she has sown, however organic or inorganic it may be!
PS I think she will have a VERY lonely old age.

Its still over said...

Even if TLC saw the K8 ratings go to ZERO, they'd still say how EVERYONE wants to watch Kate and her "incredible family." They just cannot accept the inevitable. They rather go down in flames then admit that the show finally TANKED.
When they turn a blind eye to the truth, they talk themselves into believing that everything is fine.
Hint: the show is over. Curtains.

Only God knows said...

One neighbor once said of Kate. "If they knew the REAL truth, the public would SHUN her."

Mom in AZ said...

To Merrilee
You know who did a wonderful job with multibles? It is the Dilly family. The house that was given to them they had to sell because they could not afford it. Wonderful kids. They only did a show every few years and I think just to let us know how they are doing. No greed in that family. Just down to earth family with good values

Ms.Peach said...

Time to Organize!" October 5, 2009
Kate loves to organize things, but with a busy schedule and eight kids, there's no time. So she has an expert organizer come in and help them with their messy basement.
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Kate---a Martha Stewart wanna be. Remember, cable and satellite are compiling information on what shows and commercials you watch. This time, let's get it to below 1million. With all the publicity this week, I fear some folks will tune in to see if Kate's couch interview addresses any of this. Don't. It's time to punish TLC for using publicity to pump up ratings.

go Jon go said...

well well it finally happened...Jon is trying to shut down the show! Bout damn time. Might be worthwhile to tune into LKL tonight.

NewWester said...

I guess the end for Jon & Kate plus Eight (and also this blog unfortunately) is in sight. According to D-Listed Jon's lawyer sent off a letter to TLC which reads:"Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon’s family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers."

Would love to see Kate's reaction to this!!

i am list said...

hi

how do I get back in the chat room - register where?? it just threw me off

someone help and thanks

i miss my chat buddies said...

hi

i cannot get back into the chat room at all

can someone please walk me through it

it keep saying the link is broken
thank you in advance

Lina said...

I'm sorry if this has been covered a whole bunch of times (it's hard to read every comment on all the threads!), but do we know what happened to Jen Stocks and the rest of the original crew? Did they leave willingly or were they forced out? I know one of them films for the Duggar family, but just curious as to what happened there. Again, apologies if I'm behind the times.

Snerk said...

They apparently left of their own free will and most are working on other Figure 8 productions. Scott works on the Duggars and Jen went to Table for Twelve.

grannyoftwo said...

I am not sure, but I think a sheeple may have been in on the TLC PR stunt and made up the sign that was placed on the gate at the McMansion. The sign reads under "penelty" and not "penalty."
Check it out at eonline. So funny. I am sticking to my guns about this being a ploy to get ratings up until I see the show come to an end for sure.

Sharla said...

Chatzy is down.

The provider of the chat room is having technical difficulties and none of the rooms are currently operating. Hopefully they will repair the problem soon.

Lina said...

Thank you, Snerk!

Take Paws said...

This is Stephanie:

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=27&pos=1531

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This does not appear to be the same person as in the photos above:

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=187&pos=18

Merrilee said...

grannyoftwo said...
I am not sure, but I think a sheeple may have been in on the TLC PR stunt and made up the sign that was placed on the gate at the McMansion. The sign reads under "penelty" and not "penalty."
Check it out at eonline. So funny. I am sticking to my guns about this being a ploy to get ratings up until I see the show come to an end for sure.

10/01/2009 10:56 AM
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Jon told Larry King Live that he had it made and put up. Staples did it. I guess he didn't even look at it. Certainly he should have known, that bad spelling looks so unprofessional

Didn't Staples also print up their "Yard Sale" sign with its bad spelling?

Not too good, Staples.