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

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

180 comments:

Canadian Mom said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/kate-gosselin-pours-her-heart-out

How stupid does this make women look??

8POE's said...

Nausea alert. As you know,
Kate was in Cleveland on the
11th. She was typical Kate.
Before you watch the video
you might want to get a com-
forter and a barf bowl and lay
on your laundry room floor. Or
wear a bib.
The woman in the vid must be
babymama or a reasonable fac-
simile. I just don't understand
sheeple.
If you or someone you know has
just swallowed something that
needs to be thrown up, watch the vid.
It has an ipecac
quality to it.


fox8.com

Miss said...

8POE's,

Your comment was worth getting out of bed to check this board. Terrific!

Starz22 said...

That footage made my stomach turn.Its all about kate and how great she is. *puke*

Not a mention or word of strenght offered to the familys who lost loved ones on this day 8 years ago.Didnt she put flags down the driveway to let people know they "didnt" forget?

Taryn said...

Equally nauseating are the photos of Jon kissing Hailey splattered all over Radar.com. All 29 of them (save for a few). Kon desperately need to have a session with Dr. Laura.

If I were those older girls, my stomach would be churning and I'd be stewing inside at all of the sudden changes. It's just too much.

SPEECHLESS said...

8POE

I saw the video. Thanks for the warning; I almost barfed all over my cat but was able to contain myself for his sake. WOW these people still exist??

No words, just... wow.

Joan10 said...

So Kate begins her pity me tour. I'm sure she is thrilled to be back on the road again. This is what she loves - time away from having to take care of the children and her favorite part - she is the center of attention.

It's so disgusting seeing these obsessed fans gushing over her. Here is a woman going on speaking engagements who has no special talent, no special skills and has absolutely nothing of substance to say.

The obsessed teenagers don't have the maturity to see through Kate. What does it say, though, about the obsessed mothers who see her as a role model.

noah said...

These two parents are like typical lottery winners pissing away and ruining everything they are given.

They are making their family feud a public event. It's really getting on everyone's nerve.

When the show ends, these two idiots will stick their sorry asses in our faces begging for money to raise their kids. Good luck on that. I couldn't care less they have money or not.

If they are running out of $, they can sell the house and go back to live like average Americans. It's better for the kids because they will have a chance not to become their parents. They will learn not to take things for granted. It will serve them well in the long run.

I just don't see why Americans should continue supporting Gosselins' lifestyle. This is also future Jons and future Kates in the making. Very sick.

lucy said...

No way I am going to watch the video. I can't stand her.

Robin said...

Poor Jon needs duct tape

konhasyoufooled said...

I have to say....Radaronline just proved without a doubt that they are team Kate all the way. She did not answer all questions and she did not answer questions about Jon and the divorce. Shouldn't they be held liable for all the lies they tell? I hate to say it but Kate isn't going anywhere too soon.

Laura said...

Definitely sickening! Once again, she's apologizing for what a witch she was (heck-still is) to fans. And who the heck is watching the kids? Pictures are being shown of Jon & Hailey's road trip throughout PA on Thursday. Any chance he actually went home to the kids that night?

organizedblogroll said...

Give me the low down. I've REFUSED to press ONE button where they are concerned..... I'm sure it was a long, sad, "prepared" statement which had the audience in tears, and ready to burn Jon's house down.....

Slainte said...

8POE's,
I didn't get good sound quality on that clip, but I totally agree about that creepily obsessed fan-whew!

chersolly said...

There were women in the audience of the Cleveland show with Kate's haircut.

Ohio Buckeye said...

8POE's said.....
Funny post - thanks for the laugh!

My question for everyone is: WHO ARE the sheeple?? Seriously, what kind of personality do you think it is that fails to GET IT that K8 is abusive and seriously in need of professional psych counselling? Could there really be women who ADMIRE K8's narcisstic and abusive personality???! (Talk about an 'Ipecac quality'!!)

imaamy said...

You mean the woman sporting the Kate mullet? I couldn't watch the whole thing.

my3sons said...

Its funny how that woman had her hair cut like Kate and the reporter looked like Aunt Jodie.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Wow, her PR people really got to her about how she treats the sheeple. All of a sudden she "loves them, and needs them." You bet you need them Khate, without them the gravy train comes to a screeching halt! What a phony. I agree with Jon, I despise her.

Dunwoody Mom said...

So, 800 people in Cleveland, OH came out to see Kate? Wow, I mean Kate Gosselin must be the most popular celebrity EVER - LOL.

alsoamomtotwins said...

OK, I just watched the Fox 8 video and I'm just stunned. Stunned. What show have these people been watching? Really. They are holding Kate up as the standard of wonderful mothering? You have got to be kidding me.

Since when is spanking your kids, not giving them water, having multiple nannies care for them, divorcing their father, etc., etc., etc. good mothering?

Ms.Peach said...

If it's as bad as you say, I'm not watching the Cleveland video. She must have been told to act nice to the fans.

BTW, I saw the preview clip for the popcorn show because I like to watch "Say Yes to the Dress". Everyone is correct. Her voice is annoying and she's over the top with trying to act like she's enjoying herself with her kids. At least it appeared that Jon taking the kids fishing looked natural. As always, I won't be tuning in to watch.

ratherbkayaking said...

yuck. Thanks for the warning. I threw up a little in my mouth when Kate starting sucking up to her fans saying she loves them and needs them. Radar Online has the same video (courtesy of Fox). Obviously PR (that's public relations) people have told her to keep any sort of public profile, she needs to be nice to her fans. It still surprises me that she has fans and not just gawkers like me waiting for the derailing of the train.

Sarah Gold said...

from Fox8.com:

CLEVELAND -- Kate Gosselin made it clear from the minute she took the stage at the Cleveland Women's Show that she would only answer questions she deemed reasonable.

The star of TLC's "John & Kate Plus 8" took questions from a standing crowd of mostly women who say they adore Kate Gosselin.

"I've always been amazed what a great mom she is, how she can organize 8 kids and dogs and a house, we just love her," Kelly Moore said.

Gosselin talked about her exercise regimen, cooking, and her favorite episodes of the show.

She and her husband have been criticized in recent months for exploiting their children, and now the two are going through a divorce.

She thanked fans for their support, but told them she has decided not to talk about her husband for the sake of her children.

"They keep me going, they are the ones that need me to be as whole as I possibly can be and I don't have the answers. I'm learning, I've never done this before, this is the first time I'm facing hard decisions alone and I just want to make the right decisions," Gosselin said.

Instead the mother of eight offered some advice for other working moms experiencing "mommy guilt".

"Moms don't all sit at home cooking every day, moms aren't always there every day to greet their kids at the school bus, moms are as versatile as dads. If you're working you're also providing for your kids in a different way," Gosselin said.

Fans in the crowd say they look up to Gosselin.

"What I like about her honestly is she's a strong woman a very organized person and she's inspiring for me," Caprina Gates, a mother of triplets said, "I think it's easy to judge and I look at her for strength and I know she's not perfect but who is? None of us are."

Gosselin visited as part of the Cleveland Women's Show. The Women's Show runs through Sunday at the IX Center.

*****
I'm gagging.

Jake said...

Well she drew a huge crowd. And that is why all the email and letters to the show organizers didn't work. They knew she would draw a crowd and that is what they wanted.

PJ said...

I think the working Mom card Kate is playing resonates with alot of women in the country. It appears that Jon is whining about Kate being out working while he had to stay home. But a lot of woman do see that as she was out making money to provide for the family. On the other hand, as soon as Jon cuts lose, it looks like he is out partying and doing nothing to support the family.

Sierra said...

As long as there are Kate Worshippers, she will reign supreme.

AnnieHan said...

I'm sure somebody has brought this up previously, but I may have missed it.

Has anyone noticed the numbers of comments on the tabloid site for ANY J&K photo? Hundreds!!! The other 'stories' on the sites only have a handful of comments at best.

So, I broke my own rule and actually clicked on the story to see the comments. Well, TLC and Kate's PR people and the sheeple are certainly working overtime!! Most of the comments are left by a few people, trying to get into a 'tit for tat' with anyone who dares to make a negative comment about J&K. And the same few people making multiple one-line comments (usually about how great Kate is).

I have certainly made my share of comments about J&K on those sites - but now I realize, it's EXACTLY what TLC wants!! The more comments that are made (be it negative or positive) just means that people are talking about them - and that's what they want.

So when any of those sites take a quick look at the numbers - they know that if they post ANYTHING about J&K, it will bring in hundreds of comments. Which means people coming to their site. Which means advertising revenue. Which means money for everyone (except us) all around.

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not click on any photo....any story....or make any comments about J&K elsewhere. All we are doing is feeding the fire.

Sarah Gold said...

OK which one is the truth about Kate's Cleveland Show, radaronline or Fox8.com? They give two completely different accounts of which questions Kate would answer.


Radaronline says: Kate told the crowd she would answer anything, and an onlooker says she did just that.

Fox8.com says: CLEVELAND -- Kate Gosselin made it clear from the minute she took the stage at the Cleveland Women's Show that she would only answer questions she deemed reasonable.

She has only answered pre-approved questions in the past. Was anyone there? Can you tell us what she said? My computer is on dialup and won't play the video.

Ms.Peach said...

"Moms don't all sit at home cooking every day, moms aren't always there every day to greet their kids at the school bus, moms are as versatile as dads. If you're working you're also providing for your kids in a different way," Gosselin said.
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So she's trying to appeal to working moms. BUT, most working moms don't have the luxury of a cook, nanny, free vacations, stays at luxurious hotels. free meals, and bucks to buy whatever they want. No, most working moms take care of their kids, cook, clean, and watch the family budget. How in the world does TLC think this woman can appeal to the majority of hard working women out there who have no time for the spa?

Aunt Chris said...

I did not watch the video, but looked at the pics on Radaronline. I'd like to know how we can tell "the fans are entranced" when we only see the back of their heads... Maybe they're just asleep.

Ms.Peach said...

I truly believe she drew a crowd in Cleveland because she's a celebrity, with some sheeple sprinkled in. Let's face it, we are fascinated with meeting celebs, so I don't think a crowd showing up means that she's popular, only that people are curious.

BM, lifting from Radaronline,says "The mom of 8 held nothing back as she fielded questions in an hour long candid Q & A townhall discussion held at the Cleveland XI center in Cleveland, Ohio. No stone was left unturned as Kate discussed topics ranging from her friendship with bodyguard Steve Neild, her messy divorce from husband Jon and remembering 9-11."

"When through with the grilling Kate signed autographs for her legions of fans and was told many times by the women in the crowd that they were praying for her. Seems like Kate might need those prayers with Jon's recent behavior."

True or false? I have to say, Radar is definitely on Kate's side.

Don't add me in said...

I wouldn't watch that video if my life depended upon it. We all KNOW the true Kate, so why watch the disgusting, appologizing FAKE Kate surrounded by sheeple. They will not get my 'click' so they can add up all the people who clicked in to see her crap. No thanks, I know enough already.

TandLMommy28 said...

"Moms don't all sit at home cooking every day, moms aren't always there every day to greet their kids at the school bus, moms are as versatile as dads. If you're working you're also providing for your kids in a different way," Gosselin said.

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VOMIT. Even when she WAS home she plainly stated that she was too busy to be near the children. She even said so in the very first special when she said she played with them for a little while then put up the gate and did "things" all day. She left those 15 month old babies alone all day in the living room! She was a horrible mother even back in the day!

anotherthing... said...

hey all...

so i know myself well enough to know that i would break my laptop if i watch that video out of

A) disbelief (in the stupidity of the crowd)

b)fear that whatever she had to say would cause me to stroke out in anger (as if she has any advice of any benefit to offer to anyone... whatever she says: do the opposite!!!)

and c) my brain would work over time to decipher her 'kate-speak' and at the same time unravel her lies causing my brain to hurt in ways that excedrin cant fix.

an obviously loony crowd of 800 in wherever-town OH? wow, shes hit the big time...

GROSS.

AnnieHan said...

chersolly said...

There were women in the audience of the Cleveland show with Kate's haircut.
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My God, that is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
When a hair style becomes the 'star' of satirical videos.....it's a BIG 'don't'.

Im_in_PR said...

A report from a Cleavland news channel stated that Kate made it clear she would only answer questions she deemed appropriate.

http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-kate-gosselin-cleveland-txt,0,5575448.story

So, once again, Radar is proving itself the paid arm of Kate's PR firm.

ThankYou4FlyingWithUs said...

No way will I be sickening myself with the video, but thanks for the heads-up. It doesn't surprise me and yes, as long as there are "BM" types out there drawing precious oxygen away from the rest of us, there will be a "Kate" and all that entails.
I really, truly believe that when it was announced that Hate will cohost on the View (is it this coming week?), it was a sign that she is going NOWHERE,anytime soon. My personal fear is that "The View' is the equivalent of KHate sticking her (huge) big toe in to the waters of "prime time" and once there, she is going to be even more firmly planted. That is why, to me , Avoidance of seeing her, hearing her, smelling her, or anything thereof (other than this blog of course), is the only way I fly. !

MBach said...

Okay, I and many others have said it before but here it is again -
PLEASE stop looking at all those clips, pictures, and reports on the latest FAKE life of Kate/hate Gosselin.

YOU are feeding the monster!

Do NOT watch the show on any cable or dish type network- which means NO watching of J&K+* at all, don't record it to watch later as that brings the same result, don't go to all those Kate/hate supporting sites like Radar On Line or anything else reporting on the Gosselins, don't look at stuff on YouTube. They do not care if you tune in to hate, laugh, or be shocked by what you see on any media or site. They just want you to want to come and be counted.

You might think no one is counting. You are wrong.
You might think you won't make a difference by avoiding all things Gosselin. You are wrong.
You can do it, and your blood pressure will thank you.

Do you want these kids to be the financial support for their parents forever? If yes, then keep watching. Its a free country.

stopthemadness said...

I"m not going to radar at all any more because every click makes their advertisers think they are doing the right thing to keep this story alive.

goawayfools said...

Oh Kate shut up. Moms don't sit at home cooking all day, don't pick their kids up from the bus everyday... Blah blah barf . Well, no s--t, Kate. But normal people don't let other people care for their kids and run around taking credit for it. No one doubts your need for nannies/maids, but we have a problem that you PRETEND to do it all. Worse yet, is that your limited interaction with those kids appears to be staged for the cameras and even then there is no evidence of true affection for them. You love the camera more than what's-their-names, you know, the 8 little piles of cash. Hope they enjoy that $10,000 you've graciously set aside for them. Maybe they can buy a used car some day

MickeyMcKean said...

Dammit ... I was bored last night... surfing the net ... went to ROL just to look and then had a weak moment ... I clicked on the story re Kate in Cleveland even though I knew my click would imply interest in the story.

::::: hanging my head down in shame :::::

Anyway, I did not believe it when ROL reported that there was an open Q&A and Kate answered *ALL* questions, and then this morning I see another report from a Cleveland news channel that Kate made it clear she would only answer questions she deemed appropriate.

I figure I can make an educated guess as to whether or not she will answer any questions during another Q&A when there would be a record of it ... say, during her time on The View ...

Anyway, what I found comical though on ROL was when I wasted my time and read the comments. Boy oh boy. Hey, I did not know that Kate is alleging that because she has received death threats (gee wonder why?) and/or because she is under the impression for some reason that GWOPers drive by her house for whatever reason, TLC felt compelled to provide her with a bodyguard.

FYI Kate, I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that I have not nor do I have any intention of ever driving past your residence during my lifetime.

Fact is I have a bunch of happy cows here in California to count on a daily basis so my girls keep me off the streets in Wernersville ~

dontgetittwisted said...

Ms.Peach said...
"Moms don't all sit at home cooking every day, moms aren't always there every day to greet their kids at the school bus, moms are as versatile as dads. If you're working you're also providing for your kids in a different way," Gosselin said.
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So she's trying to appeal to working moms. BUT, most working moms don't have the luxury of a cook, nanny, free vacations, stays at luxurious hotels. free meals, and bucks to buy whatever they want. No, most working moms take care of their kids, cook, clean, and watch the family budget. How in the world does TLC think this woman can appeal to the majority of hard working women out there who have no time for the spa?


I agree! The difference between Kate Gosselin and the REAL WORKING MOMS OF AMERICA is, REAL WORKING MOMS do NOT have their every demand catered to. As the above poster stated, Kate demands 5 star treatment where ever she goes, luxery hotel/spas, private limo service, PR and design/hair team etc at her beckon call! All the while at home a chef is preparing meals, a housekeeper is cleaning her home, and a 'not a nanny' is tending to the care and needs of her eight children. Does Kate give any advice to woman regarding balancing the home, school, extra cirricular schedules of her children vs. the demands of her 'job'. Kate Gosselin represents NOTHING but a fairy tale example of a working mother.

wickedsmart said...

OMG
Did you see how many of those sheeple have that 'Lordy be, I backed into the wood chipper thingy' haircut?

Moira the first said...

When will they both get some sense?

Original picture is at tvsnark.

http://www.examiner.com/x-15166-Dallas-Comedy-Examiner~y2009m9d11-Is-Jon-Gosselin-opening-a-Plus-8-Petting-Zoo-See-Photo

lisa said...

Some of the people in the audience are hired actors. In every event, it's very common to hire actors to sit among the audience to pump up the party. It's good for PR purpose as well. We do that a lot in the industry.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I wonder how much money Kate's PR firm has spent trying to "rehab" her image? The full-time "pap" photographer, the articles they pay Radar, US Weekly, Just Jared, X17online, etc. to publish. The "questioners" in the speaking engagements. This has got to start costing them a lot of money. At what point does the PR firm realize they are throwing good money toward a bad product?

Ms.Peach said...

Whoever the blogger was that made the connection with Oprah was so right. Let's see, who are the guests with Kate---why none other that Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil. Oprah has her tenacles into everything, so why am I not surprised. It's all like one, big happy family.

Ms.Peach said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
Dunwoody Mom said...
I wonder how much money Kate's PR firm has spent trying to "rehab" her image? The full-time "pap" photographer, the articles they pay Radar, US Weekly, Just Jared, X17online, etc. to publish. The "questioners" in the speaking engagements. This has got to start costing them a lot of money. At what point does the PR firm realize they are throwing good money toward a bad product?

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Plus Jon said that he and Kate each have their own film crew.

pinkdiamond611 said...

P.R. firms don't care how much money they spend on Khate's campain. It is the kids money that Khate is spending and giving to the P.R. agency, Stevie, her makeup and hairpeople, etc. What a travesty. Add to that the money Divorced Dad is spending like water. What is going to be left when this fiasco is over? That is the worst part. The kids get nothing to show for all their hard work.

Laurie said...

The best thing that could happen for the kids is for Khate to get some type of talk show job. This will get the kids out of the spotlight (she'll be too busy with HER show to bother with J&K+8). Once the novelty of her having a show wears off she will fail. People gome and go in the talk show business. Others have tried and many (better than Khate) have failed. She will find that she will not be paid the Oprah/Leno/Letterman type money that she envinsions she is worth. She will not be able to revive the J&K+8 becasue no one will care. With any luck at all she will have moved to CA and left the kids in PA with Jon and his flavor of the month. We will eventually only see an occassional update on the family.

Midnight Serenade said...

"My God, that is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
When a hair style becomes the 'star' of satirical videos.....it's a BIG 'don't'."

Here's something even sadder. I went to a conference dinner recently and there were two GUYS with the haircut. At first I thought they were women, but upon closer inspection, they were of the male gender.

nancy said...

"Here's something even sadder. I went to a conference dinner recently and there were two GUYS with the haircut. At first I thought they were women, but upon closer inspection, they were of the male gender."

Maybe they are fans of Adam Lambert? He wears his hair like that sometimes. :)

readerlady said...

@ Midnight Serenade

And I saw something even sadder than your 2 guys with the Khate hairsyle. This morning my friend and I went out to breakfast to catch up on each other's busy lives. There was an older woman (I say older because she appeared to be at least my age, possibly older) who had her mostly graying hair cut in Khate's style. Then she had dyed a purple streak in the front shelf of hair. To top it off, her arms were covered with garishly colored tattoos. Yikes!

fidosmommy said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"My God, that is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
When a hair style becomes the 'star' of satirical videos.....it's a BIG 'don't'."

Here's something even sadder. I went to a conference dinner recently and there were two GUYS with the haircut. At first I thought they were women, but upon closer inspection, they were of the male gender.

******

I can't even imagine this 'do on a man, but that's just me.

I thought Kate's hair was odd at best, but I've seen an odder version yet at my doctor's office.
One of the office staff has her cut
in THREE shades - dark brown underneath, blonde in the middle and sort of a fuschia/blonde mix on the top. From the back it looked like her hair hadn't seen a comb or brush in about a month.
From the front, it just looked like
her shower rained Kool Aid on her Katecut.

No, thinking again, it looked like she had plopped a colored wiglet on top of her Katedo and combed it to blend in the front only.

But then, Kate's hair has nothing to do with her children - except they may be embarrassed by all the talk about their mother's appearance. I'm more interested in how Kate's choices affect the lives, wellbeing and growth of her 8 innocent children. Her hair may or may not qualify as an issue.

Beach Lover said...

I didn't know there were 800 stupid people in Cleveland. Guess I was wrong because apparently they all showed up en masse for the Queen of Hate. Now that's the opposite of a think tank.

Babsie said...

I agree with the post about the best thing that could happen would be for Kate to get her talk show gig or something equivalent. She would drop TLC in a heartbeat. With tears in her eyes she would announce that the show must come to the end for the sake of the children, when she really would be saying "ITS ALL ABOUT ME" Once she no longer thinks she needs the kids to promote Kate she would be more than happy to dump them on Jon and his latest girlfriend hoping it would cramp Jon's style in the babe department, and she would simply pop by whenever a Photo OP deemed it necessary.

Sadly my gut feeling is that it is Jon who needs or at least believes he needs the kids and the show to be successful and maintain his lifestyle and would be reluctant to give up the show. I have never once heard him even suggest that is is wrong to film the kids. Kate has a big enough ego to believe she can do it without them.

So Good Luck Kate, phoney or not I hope you are very successful in your guest host gig. I hope you are so successful, that you no longer want to share the spotlight with your kids and you oust them out of the show, like you ousted everyone else.

she's so Christian said...

Are you there God, it's me Kate. Please give me more money and fame. I'll do whatever it takes. Just not protect my kids or take care of them.

texas two step said...

Awww... looks like someone has been reading the comments left on The View blog spot and is now appealing to anyone that she thinks is still in her fan base (I love you, I need you......barf barf puke puke!!) Plus i think this may have been her feeble attempt on a "run through\Q+A" for guesting 'the view'... if this is any indication, it only confirms I will be missing nothing regarding her ability to convey thoughts on general topics like motherhood....("Moms don't all sit at home cooking every day, moms aren't always there every day to greet their kids at the school bus, moms are as versatile as dads. If you're working you're also providing for your kids in a different way," Gosselin said.) She's just a sad sad woman with a sad sad haircut.......

Mystical is Gagging said...

dontgetittwisted said,
The difference between Kate Gosselin and the REAL WORKING MOMS OF AMERICA is, REAL WORKING MOMS do NOT have their every demand catered to. As the above poster stated, Kate demands 5 star treatment where ever she goes, luxery hotel/spas, private limo service, PR and design/hair team etc at her beckon call! All the while at home a chef is preparing meals, a housekeeper is cleaning her home, and a 'not a nanny' is tending to the care and needs of her eight children. Does Kate give any advice to woman regarding balancing the home, school, extra cirricular schedules of her children vs. the demands of her 'job'. Kate Gosselin represents NOTHING but a fairy tale example of a working mother.
______________________________
You said it all. And that's why I'll never understand why Kate has followers who worship her and her every fabricated word. It's so pathetic that it makes me sick. Those followers also condoned Kate's hateful demeaning treatment of Jon, so I am guessing they treat their spouses the same way. UGH! Kate is an awful person, a poor excuse for a mother, a heartless daughter, a spifeful sister and a soon to be ex-wife.

yeaisaidthat said...

IMO, Kate's new and improved appeal as the 'working mom' isnt going to get her very far. Not sure how many REAL working mothers out there will relate to Kate's 'version' of the 'working mom'. Perhaps HER way is the way to do it up 'celebrity' style' but ALL the 'working moms' that I have ever met (myself included) did not have a never ending staff of service providers (nanny, babysitter, chef, personal driver, personal assistant, hair clothing designer, housekeeper etc) on call 24/7 to make their/our life EASIER. There is HELL of a lot more to being a full time working mom than pumping your own gas and the twice weekly trip to Target.
As Judge Judy would say, 'dont piss on my foot and tell me it's raining'. Kate isnt WORKING she is pursuing a LIFESTYLE!!!!

nohate4kate said...

Kate Gosselin Lovefest - "Kate spends some time sharing her story, giving advice, and avoiding tabloid gossip to adoring fans at a Womens Conference. It's quite a spectacular love-fest. If you look closely you can see her ego grow just a little. "

It's on youtube if you wanna see it without adding to the media frenzy.

Janice in NC said...

I just don't get the loyal sheeple. Watched the video, and I, too, threw up in my mouth! Why do these crazy women think kHate is a positive person and someone to idolize??? Are they all just stupid? That one gal had to be Baby Mamma or part of her cult. I think alot of the kool aid was passed around that day. Absolutely unbelievable!

livnluv said...

Kate Gosselin Lovefest - "Kate spends some time sharing her story, giving advice, and avoiding tabloid gossip to adoring fans at a Womens Conference. It's quite a spectacular love-fest. If you look closely you can see her ego grow just a little. "
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"adoring fans?"

Can you say Jim Jones and the People's Temple? Who were his followers?

MickeyMcKean said...

I have not clicked on any of the videos from the conference. I do not want my click to count as interest in Kate.

I really will not watch The View either; I said I would not in my post, and I was serious.

Actually, truth be told, I have not watched The View this entire week - especially after I read on this blog that Sherri wants to help Kate burn down Jon's house ... WTF?

Yeppers, I'm no longer a fan of The View based on the comments - specifically the ones they have made in the past re Kate and the show and the ones they made knowing Kate will be a co-host.

STLmom said...

After John's interview I've seen many articles making fun of his statement that he was abused by her. I wonder why there has not been any back lash from advocacy groups. This is a legitimate issue in which men are already embarrassed to admit.
Anyone who watched the show before knows John was verbally abused by Kate. And what is the hidden meaning behind the statement “ I did not stand up to her even for m kids”?

She is abusive towards her husband and she exploits her kids. When will this become the focus of the tabloids?

Dunwoody Mom said...

IMO, Kate's new and improved appeal as the 'working mom' isnt going to get her very far.

Totally agree. I don't of any "working mom" - stay-at-home or a Mom that works outside of the home that can relate to Kate Gosselin. IMO, Kate Gosselin is an embarassment to all of those of us are who mothers.

Ohio Buckeye said...

WickedSmart: Your description of K8's current 'do made me laugh - the "Lordy be, I backed into the wood chipper thingey haircut"! Well said!

LivnLuv said....re: Jim Jones' (& K8's) followers...

**************************** sadly, apparently there are lots of Americans who just can't drink enough KoolAid.
:(

Carezee said...

Did you notice how many of the woman there had Kate hair "don'ts"?

chesterctymom said...

Finally something truthful came out of Khate's mouth..."I need you"...
Of course she does. She has realized that all of the people she was rude to are her payday.

texas two step said...

STLmom said...
After John's interview I've seen many articles making fun of his statement that he was abused by her. I wonder why there has not been any back lash from advocacy groups. This is a legitimate issue in which men are already embarrassed to admit.
Anyone who watched the show before knows John was verbally abused by Kate. And what is the hidden meaning behind the statement “ I did not stand up to her even for m kids”?

She is abusive towards her husband and she exploits her kids. When will this become the focus of the tabloids?

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I Tell you what- all we need is a transcript of the episode where they are at the toy store at kHate is screaming at the check out..... then go ahead and do a home video in a store (toy/grocery, whatever) of a man using kHates words towards a female with 2 or 3 kids in a cart and post that out there on youtube.... i can guarantee those who did not recognize the scenario would be AGHAST and screaming ABUSE ABUSE, not to mention i wonder what kind of reception would be received for the male 'actor' at the actual location...... And this is just ONE scenario.... compile a few years worth and 'play act' them out at different loctations and i bet anyone who was witness to it would call the man a creep.... and yet kHate is still smelling like a rose (well she smells like a dirty diaper doused with rose oil to me........heavy on the dirty...)

Ohio Buckeye said...

On one hand K8 is pitching herself as 'just another every day single mom' whom, TLC would have us believe, is 'relatable'.

On the other hand, K8 NEEDS her fans?

How many of us 'every day single moms' have or NEED throngs of adoring fans?

Sissy said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"My God, that is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
When a hair style becomes the 'star' of satirical videos.....it's a BIG 'don't'."

Here's something even sadder. I went to a conference dinner recently and there were two GUYS with the haircut. At first I thought they were women, but upon closer inspection, they were of the male gender.

9/12/2009 1:12 PM
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A young guy named Christian something, who won best designer on Bravo, Project Runway, a few seasons ago had this hair cut before Kate did. He did the sticky-up part in the back, the hangy-down part in the front, the whole unsymetrical do was his first. She was not the original.

MomofFour said...

I think one of the worst episodes of kate abuse was when he bought the shower head without the coupon. It showed her true nastiness. She was standing in a million dollar house screaming at him (for the kids to hear) for the receipt. I'm sure there are tons of those moments in the TLC archives. I wonder if they'll ever make the light of day.

dixietrixie said...

In the grocery store this evening and was THRILLED to see that J&K are NOT ON covers of any weekly magazine or tabloids....

Rachel814 said...

Kate was most definitely not the first person to have that hairstyle. It's called an a-line cut. Usually there are side-swept bangs in the front, and the sides are a bit thinner then she wears hers.
Sometimes it is called a reverse-bob. Personally I have been wearing my hair in variations of it (not so short in the back, bangs, and thinned out on the sides) for 5+ years.
She certainly did not start the trend. It is not by any means a new hairstyle.

Lil'Chickpea said...

After John's interview I've seen many articles making fun of his statement that he was abused by her. I wonder why there has not been any back lash from advocacy groups. This is a legitimate issue in which men are already embarrassed to admit.
Anyone who watched the show before knows John was verbally abused by Kate. And what is the hidden meaning behind the statement “ I did not stand up to her even for m kids”?

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I have a buddy who is involved actively with a men's rights/empowerment group, and he told me that Jon Gosselin is the last guy on earth they'd want for a poster boy. He said he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but them backing him up would be a slap in the face to men who are actually suffering in these situations.

Personally, I wish one of them would publicly call Jon out - just as much as I wish someone big in the media would call Kate out on her crap.
I've been emailing Judge Judy. She knows the score.

she's really crazy said...

Kate has had death threats? Credible ones? Could someone elaborate? I've never heard this before. If it's true, she is actually willing to risk her life for the show.

not buying it said...

chesterctymom said...

Finally something truthful came out of Khate's mouth..."I need you"...
Of course she does. She has realized that all of the people she was rude to are her payday.
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Kate hasn't realized anything. That is PR (that is public relations) talking. Kate still hates everyone but herself. Her PR team is just trying to save her with a new image. No way is she going to give the public the time of day.

MickeyMcKean said...

Rachel814 said...
Kate was most definitely not the first person to have that hairstyle. It's called an a-line cut. Usually there are side-swept bangs in the front, and the sides are a bit thinner then she wears hers.
Sometimes it is called a reverse-bob. Personally I have been wearing my hair in variations of it (not so short in the back, bangs, and thinned out on the sides) for 5+ years.
She certainly did not start the trend. It is not by any means a new hairstyle

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On AOL's Black Voices section is an article complete with photos of black women with the haircut was posted 9/1/09 by Lauren Williams:

If you hadn't heard of 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' a few months ago, chances are you've heard of it now. What started out as a lighthearted TLC reality show about Jon and Kate Gosselin and their two sets of multiples -- sextuplets and twins -- has turned into a grisly study of divorce, infidelity and our nation's nasty tabloid culture. The family has fallen apart before America's very eyes. There's one thing, however, that has refused to falter, refused to wilt, refused to budge even an inch in the face of domestic tragedy. That thing is Kate Gosselin signature hairdo.

"Everybody wants it," the mom of eight told Entertainment Weekly in May. " It's work. I have very, very thick hair, so it's not going to work for everybody. ... My stylist gets calls from all across the country."

While Gosselin -- and several entertainment journalists worldwide -- seems to think her hairstyle is a one-of-a-kind, in-demand Gosselin original, I'm going to have to disagree. Very few blonde reality stars might be rockin' the Kate, but it's a style that I've seen black women wearing for years and years. I mean, years. And several black celebrities (see Ciara's new short 'do) have been stepping out in a similar style recently with hardly the same amount of fanfare and publicity.

After the jump, check out some of Gosselin's celebrity hair twins. Who wears it better?

[photos on AOL Black Voices/lifestyles/hair]

Kristi said...

Texas Two Step...
Brilliant idea! It would make an excellent YouTube series. I hope someone takes this idea and runs with it! I'm sure we could come up with a ton of ideas just from show footage...imagine if we knew what was on the cutting room floor!

Sadey said...

I simply believe we should all boycot this week anything Gosselin!!!!!Tabloids,shows,sponsers,andthe internrt.It is the only way. If anyone has any issues they can always come here for support...

Ms.Peach said...

lisa said...
Some of the people in the audience are hired actors. In every event, it's very common to hire actors to sit among the audience to pump up the party. It's good for PR purpose as well. We do that a lot in the industry.
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I bet that will be true with The View audience, too. I bet there will even be women in the audience with the hairdo.

BTW for those who have heard this rumor, Kate is NOT guest host for the entire week---just Monday and Tuesday. I will anxiously await reviews. The View stinks anyway. I don't think the show portrays women well.

PaMa said...

Can anyone even venture a guess as to how much Kate's PR efforts are costing and who is footing the bill, in whole or in part ... Kate or TLC?

What an irony if it turns out that it's the children's money bankrolling Kate's efforts to disguise her exploitation of them.

minka's tail said...

Most "working mothers" actually have a job unrelated to their children. They are doctors, lawyers, nurses, waitresses, teachers, (fill in a job here). Kate does not have a profession. Her "job" is giving speeches about how well how she takes care of her children and home, when she is not their primary caretaker or homemaker.

Also, she claimed the reason for the show was so she could stay at home with the kids. Now she's claiming she's been a working mother the whole time?

It is obvious that the whole purpose of this show was so that she could have a career in show business. This is hardly unusual for reality show stars--most of them wish for that--but it's odd that most people can't see through her and believe she's a struggling mother, desperately grabbing a reality show straw to save her starving family.

Frankly, I hope she does well tomorrow. I hope she gets a talk show. She'd drop the show with the kids in an instant if she could be a bigger star without them. In fact, I predict a big fight with TLC over money or contracts coming up soon.

BTW--the movie with the witch posing as the cousing was "Summer of Fear" based on a great book by Lois Duncan, which I was thinking about today for unrelated reasons!

Ohio Buckeye said...

re: K8 'making it in the big time' with her own talk show success:

IMO, K8 seems a person completely devoid of wisdom and insight.

Therefore, seems to me the ONLY hope that K8 will seek the professional psych counselling she obviously needs is if she stops getting rewarded for her sick (narcissistic & abusive) behavior.

So long as she is getting the attention, $$$, and 'celebrity' that her pathetic ego needs, seems unlikely to me she'll do anything to improve her behavior because her current behavior is getting her needs met, sad as that is.

She's already demonstrated to all that she is not above exploiting her own kids to get her own needs met, so WHY would we assume the exploitation would stop if/when she achieves success in the spotlight in some venue that is not "J&K+8"?

Perhaps the kids might be spared the CONSTANT onslaught of cameras that they've endured the last 5 yrs, but, seems to me that so long as those 8 are at all marketable, Katie Irene is likely to continue using them whatever way is necessary to extend her 15 minutes o'fame.

I say let her hit rock bottom because MAYBE then she'll realize her behavior is self defeating at best and self (& kid) destructive at worst.

livnluv said...

Lil'Chickpea said...
After John's interview I've seen many articles making fun of his statement that he was abused by her. I wonder why there has not been any back lash from advocacy groups. This is a legitimate issue in which men are already embarrassed to admit.
Anyone who watched the show before knows John was verbally abused by Kate. And what is the hidden meaning behind the statement “ I did not stand up to her even for m kids”?

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I have a buddy who is involved actively with a men's rights/empowerment group, and he told me that Jon Gosselin is the last guy on earth they'd want for a poster boy. He said he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but them backing him up would be a slap in the face to men who are actually suffering in these situations.

Personally, I wish one of them would publicly call Jon out - just as much as I wish someone big in the media would call Kate out on her crap.
I've been emailing Judge Judy. She knows the score.
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I'm confused. Your buddy thinks Jon is abused but NOT suffering? Can you elaborate? And what does Judge Judy have to do with this?

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Just checked the message boards over at the View. They're up to 45pages of comments about Khate being a co-host, I'd say about 98% of the comments are anti-Khate. I have to ask, who at ABC is reading that board? If they really took comments from their viewers to heart, they'd cancel this gig. It's quite obvious their viewers don't want her to co-host. I'm scheduling my errands and grocery store trip for the hour of 11-12 on Monday and Tuesday. Won't be watching.

Ms.Peach said...

A blogger said this about Kate's Cleveland appearance:

‘Where do you want to take the kids that you’ve never been?’ A. ‘Alaska. I NEED to see Alaska…’ (and she said something about whales that I couldn’t hear). Kate then said of all the places that she’s been, The Dude Ranch is her favorite and that it topped Hawaii…if you ever get the chance to go you have to’ (Yeah, soon as I can shit out a few grand, I’ll be right there you stupid bitch) and that the ‘shooting was fun’. And that was it.
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So funny. Anyway, I guess they'll be taking a trip to Alaska since Kate always gets her way.

Ms.Peach said...

Here are some more gems from the Cleveland expo:

Q. ‘Do you love shopping?’ A. ‘I’ve ALWAYS loved shopping’ (liar). In addition to being ‘emotionally exhausted’ did ya know that Kate is ‘very relaxed’? Huh. How can that be? Got a question about her cooking and what her favorite recipe was. After some hesitation her big answer was…get ready for it…’Spaghetti with Meat Sauce’….I don’t know how to cook for little numbers…’. Should be one hell of a cookbook chef Kate errrrrrrr Craft Services.

Not sure exactly how the question was formulated but she was asked about the Steve rumors and she said that she ‘is very close’ to both Steve and Gina and that they have been so ‘supportive’ and that she ‘cannot live without them…they are like my older brother and sister’.

muppethead said...

No surprise Kate is taking credit as the originator of her ugly ass hairdo. She also invented the 4th of July cake too, remember? But I think everyone is wrong with regards to the hair. The originator of the hairstyle is Grover from Sesame Street. Snark, snark.

Maude said...

Texas two step said:
do a home video in a store (toy/grocery, whatever) of a man using kHates words towards a female with 2 or 3 kids in a cart and post that out there on youtube....

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What a brilliant idea to put out there! Hopefully someone who has the means to do this, does it, and posts it on YouTube.

This would shed a new light on the situation. Sadly, we still live in a society where a man can be made fun of for being systematically beaten down by a woman.

Other suggestions for your reverse idea:

Coupongate.

Jon's Koren Dinner.

Too many couch interviews to count.

I really like this idea. Wish I could do it myself.

TiredoftheG's said...

"I have to ask, who at ABC is reading that board? If they really took comments from their viewers to heart, they'd cancel this gig."
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As others have said, it seems as though all these venues that book Kate are thriving on the negative posts. I also wonder if when she is booked somewhere if her PR are not warning the people that they will get a lot of hate mail and just to ignore it. They are probably telling them it's just a few "haters" who make repeated posts against Kate.

This makes me wonder if the opposite wouldn't work. No more bothering to post anthing negative, no more looking at phtographs and no more blog.

I hate to say that because I love this blog and reading all the feedback. The moderators do a great job and a lot of people have some very interesting thoughts on the matter.

I really do think Kate's PR depend on this blog to find out the negative and then change what they can. It is a powerful tool for them to use to improve Kate's image.

I'm not the first one to express this but it's the first time for me to really realize the possibility. Their popularity now is based on scandal and not the show. Frankly, I am getting tired of everything Gosselin.

Maude said...

I'm blow away by so many insightfull observations today!
Nice work everyone!

goawayfools said...

I finally saw clips of Jon's appearance on GMA and have to say that I see hope. Yes, he was unpolished and appeared nervous but what gave me hope were his tears. They are real tears of upset and regret and that is wonderful because it shows he truly cares. Kate has never cried a sincere tear unless it was for herself.
If Jon reads this, please take heart. You have made mistakes since the separation which have compromised your IMAGE as a dad, not you as a dad. Your kids love you and forgive you and all us parents have made mistakes. Kids can forgive just about anything except being ignored. So keep being a good dad and keepunder the radar. I know you want to clear your name now, but be patient, it will happen. As my old boss once told me, "The kids always figure out who the asshole is.". You are not the asshole.

djs said...

she ‘is very close’ to both Steve and Gina and that they have been so ‘supportive’ and that she ‘cannot live without them…they are like my older brother and sister’.
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I bet Steve and Gina loved her saying they were like an "OLDER" brother and sister. Too funny.

Also, here's a news flash for you Kate. You have a real brother and sisters who would have been very supportive if you wouldn't have pushed them out of your life. Maybe if you had listened to some of their concerns about taping the children you wouldn't be in the mess you are in now.

What is even better is you wouldn't have had to pay them to be there for you!

texas two step said...

MAUDE SAID......
Thanks for the kudo's on the idea. I'm really hoping someone with some creative gene's out there will run with this. GWOP has it's own noteriety and clout- may be a way to further get our thoughts on the whole fiasco out there.

Megan said...

Have we heard anything recently from Jodi and Kevin?

It breaks my heart that they aren't a part of their nieces' and nephews' lives (obviously not their choice). I know that during some of my hard times as a teenager and in my early 20's, my aunt was one of the people I felt best confiding in.

Tragic.

Ohio Buckeye said...

MsPeachSaid... Wait, hold on! K8 actually claimed she 'could not live w/o the Neidl's because they are like a brother and sister'??? In what dimension of crazy does this make sense, she K8 has alienated herself from her real siblings, parents, inlaws, spouse.....Does she even think before she comes up with these nnonsensical comments?? The woman is looney tunes (IMO).

Dump the high paid Neilds said...

Kate, DUMP those ridiculous NEILDS.
Call Kevin and Jodi, the ones that love the children for FREE,and are REAL relatives. The displaced loyalty for some nobodies (Neilds) that Kate shows, is an indication of who she is.

betterbelieveit said...

she ‘cannot live without them

I have heard Kate reference these words before when speaking of individuals in her(and her children's) life; only for the individuals to be later thrown in to the abyss of silence and never to be seen or heard from again. Kate's love fest for her body gaurd and his wife will too come to a end at such time she deems them no longer worthy. Just as she did her parents, Jon's mother, her siblings, Jon, Beth and Bob/Beth and Bob's children etc....

Marva725 said...

Looks like Jon will be at the VMAs tonight.

"Jongosselin1Good weekend with the kids, excited for the VMA Events this evening
about 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry"

Jake said...

livnluv said...
I have a buddy who is involved actively with a men's rights/empowerment group, and he told me that Jon Gosselin is the last guy on earth they'd want for a poster boy. He said he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but them backing him up would be a slap in the face to men who are actually suffering in these situations.


I sit on the board of men's right's group and totally agree with your buddy that Jon Gosselin is NOT a good poster boy for us. It isn't a matter of whether he is suffering emotionally or not. He is not suffering in the ways most men we represent are.

Most of the men we represent suffer in two distinct ways:

1) they are being systematically cut out their children's lives through court orders or parental alienation. Kate is not cutting Jon out of the kids life - he has joint custody. And he can not make a parental aliientation case against her when he is the one going on tv making accusations against her.

2) they are financially struggling because of high child support and/or alimony payments. Jon is hardly in a position to represent men who struggle to find a decent place to live when goes off to his million dollar condo in his Merceedes.

It is also questionable PR for our cause to use a guy that is known by most of the public as a boozer and womanizer.

LisaNH said...

This kind of reminds of the Tammy Faye and Jim Baker era when they were scamming people for money. Even after they were discovered to be frauds, people still believed in them and thought Tammy Faye was the end all, be all. I guess you could compare Tammy's eye make up to Kate's hairdo. Ridiculous but they insist on going out in public with it.

It's sad how gullable some people. I think both J&K are idiots. I feel a little more sympathy for Jon but just a little.

OverwithKON~~ said...

Sadey said...
I simply believe we should all boycot this week anything Gosselin!!!!!Tabloids,shows,sponsers,andthe internrt.It is the only way. If anyone has any issues they can always come here for support...

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I agree, this is my one guilty pleasure I do everyday, read here, but I am done. No more exploitation for me. Thanks mods! Its been real!

2badsosad said...

The Dude Ranch is her favorite and that it topped Hawai.....

This statement comes just shy of a year ago when Kate went on and on about how she ALWAYS wanted to get married in Hawaii but blamed her family for not making it happen. How easy Kate can disregard one 'making memory' experience over another contingent on her OWN SELF SERVING AGENDA. The place that Kate vowed to her children that she and their father will ALWAYS BE TOGETHER is now nothing more than a faded memory. Hawaii served a purpose to Kate THEN, the Dude Ranch serves a purpose to Kate NOW. As far as the children are concerned, it never was and never will be about THEM.

Tmoney said...

I'm just curious. How much were the tickets to see Kate in Cleveland? If there were 800 people, that's a lot of money. If anyone knows, please let me know.

MickeyMcKean said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
So, 800 people in Cleveland, OH came out to see Kate? Wow, I mean Kate Gosselin must be the most popular celebrity EVER - LOL.

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Perhaps 800 people were there at the conference, but Kate was not the only speaker.

Course in her mind, the people that did show up were there because they wanted to see HER.

Lil'Chickpea said...

have a buddy who is involved actively with a men's rights/empowerment group, and he told me that Jon Gosselin is the last guy on earth they'd want for a poster boy. He said he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but them backing him up would be a slap in the face to men who are actually suffering in these situations.

Personally, I wish one of them would publicly call Jon out - just as much as I wish someone big in the media would call Kate out on her crap.
I've been emailing Judge Judy. She knows the score.
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I'm confused. Your buddy thinks Jon is abused but NOT suffering? Can you elaborate? And what does Judge Judy have to do with this?

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Think about it. Jon gets a mansion to spend time with his kids, a lifestyle reminiscent of a celebrity.
He is not in financial straights, he is not being barred from his children, he is not being falsely accused of abuse or inappropriate behavior in order to keep him away from his kids.
That aside, his behavior has not exactly been consistent with an aggrieved parent - he's been acting like a teenager gone wild, bemoaning his terrible lot in life, but not doing much to make it better.

Personally, I view Judge Judy as the biggest advocate for children who have parents going through divorce. I'm not talking about her TV show - she has written brilliant books about the court system, welfare, but her commentary on divorce and parents' actions are outstanding.
I would simply love for her to stand up for those eight kids and tell Jon and Kate exactly what she thinks of them, and put them both in their respective self-righteous places.

PJ said...

Tickets to the women's show were $20 but that was just not to see Kate. General entrance into the show. And it was 800 to see Kate, it is kind of like an open house with people coming and going during the day. Estimated attendance for the entire event was around 3000. Kate drew the biggest crowd though of any of the "celebrities."

Sue in PA said...

Lil'Chickpea said...
I have a buddy who is involved actively with a men's rights/empowerment group, and he told me that Jon Gosselin is the last guy on earth they'd want for a poster boy. He said he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but them backing him up would be a slap in the face to men who are actually suffering in these situations.

Personally, I wish one of them would publicly call Jon out - just as much as I wish someone big in the media would call Kate out on her crap.
I've been emailing Judge Judy. She knows the score.

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Can you explain further. Ok, he says he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but wouldn't want him as a poster boy. I'm assuming it's because of the parties, etc. that the press is emphasizing now.

But, you say you would want to publically call Jon out. Why, if your friend doesn't doubt the abuse story. What are you calling him out about?

Theymakemesick said...

I just saw on Perez that Jon was in NYC last night doing all the late night VMA parties. If Kate is in NYC doing the view, which parent is at home with the kids?????

Merrilee said...

MomofFour said...
I think one of the worst episodes of kate abuse was when he bought the shower head without the coupon. It showed her true nastiness. She was standing in a million dollar house screaming at him (for the kids to hear) for the receipt. I'm sure there are tons of those moments in the TLC archives. I wonder if they'll ever make the light of day.

9/12/2009 8:19 PM
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I think the worst episode of Kate abuse was the time she was yelling at Jon at Toys R Us. I got sick thinking how embarrassed Jon was.

She acted like an absolute witch, flapping her hands and motioning to him, and everybody looking to see what all the fuss was about.

Unbelieveable.

At least they were out of the public eye when she went nuts about him not using the coupon to buy a shower head.

But of course, those two episodes and all the rest were seen by all of the viewers of J&K+8.

So whether it happened at Toys R Us or in their house, it was certainly not private.

pebbles said...

check out what sharon osbourne thinks of jon and kate...go to the ellen show homepage and watch the video of sharon

http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2009/09/sharon_osbourne_shares_all.php

she shoulda helped HIM said...

Yes, the toys r us and coupongate episodes were truly painful to watch. But the moment that made me hate Kate and want to give Jon a big hug was when she bitches at him for not asking how he could make her day easier. Then they cut to the couch interview and she's still at it saying that if a husband loves his wife, be should ask how he could help her. I'm thinking, when should he ask? Because he's already helping you plenty after putting in a full day at work. The look on Jon's face was just blank. He knew better than to speak up and defend himself. Reminds me of the kids' expressions: complete apathy and submission

muppet do said...

Christian Siriano says Kate is trying to rock his look on the US website. He also says he is not a fan of hers and mentions something about her yelling at her kid for four hours! Heh heh, your evilness is showing, Kate

Lil'Chickpea said...

Can you explain further. Ok, he says he doesn't doubt the abuse story, but wouldn't want him as a poster boy. I'm assuming it's because of the parties, etc. that the press is emphasizing now.

But, you say you would want to publically call Jon out. Why, if your friend doesn't doubt the abuse story. What are you calling him out about?

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I think he is just as culpable as Kate. The way they treat each other through the media and the way they use their children as pawns is unacceptable. Yes, Jon was abused, but that does not mean he gets a free pass for his behavior. It makes him no better than Kate. I'm calling him out because his concern obviously appears to be his new lifestyle and his young girlfriend than helping his poor children adjust.
Jon and Kate picked each other - they've got no one to blame but themselves. But those eight kids have no choice.
Love your children more than you hate each other. They both need to memorize that mantra, because these kids are going to pay the price - and so are Jon and Kate.

leeroy said...

9/14/2009 2:56 PM
she shoulda helped HIM said...
Yes, the toys r us and coupongate episodes were truly painful to watch. But the moment that made me hate Kate and want to give Jon a big hug was when she bitches at him for not asking how he could make her day easier. Then they cut to the couch interview and she's still at it saying that if a husband loves his wife, be should ask how he could help her. I'm thinking, when should he ask? Because he's already helping you plenty after putting in a full day at work. The look on Jon's face was just blank. He knew better than to speak up and defend himself. Reminds me of the kids' expressions: complete apathy and submission
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Cant feel too bad for Jon here- he was only working part days AT work and then came home to "work"... but he got fired from most of his jobs for basically being lazy...

Ms.Peach said...

I checked out Radar's video of Stephanie's mom. Looks like it's edited and there'll be more. I'm not surprised Jon may have had a relationship with the girl. To be honest, I think the mom is cashing in but what she says sounds truthful. Jon is highly emotional now. If he was indeed threatening to kill himself, he was either drunk or is depressed. At least he was talking to someone.

I haven't seen anything yet about his attorney quitting him.

Ms.Peach said...

My Fox Philly:

Exclusive: Lawyer Drops Jon Gosselin
Jon Gosselin’s divorce lawyer has dropped the reality TV dad as a client, according to local court records.

Jon and Kate Gosselin were reportedly set to finalize their divorce by October. The move should delay that process.

Charles J. Meyer filed a petition with the Montgomery County, Pa., court system to withdraw as the counsel for Jon Gosselin in his divorce case with Kate Gosselin.

Meyer is an attorney with the Elliot Greenleaf firm in Blue Bell, Pa.

He represented Jon Gosselin on June 24 when the couple filed divorce papers outside Philadelphia.

Legally, the Gosselins live in Berks County, Pa., but they filed in neighboring Montgomery County, which has different privacy laws for divorcing couples.

Kate Gosselin filed for divorce in June, saying in papers that her 10-year marriage was "irretrievably broken."
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It's not clear to me as to whether the lawyer quit or Jon has got a new lawyer.

brennie said...

Jon's true love twitters nastily in fractured English insulting Helen Keller and "baby sitter" Stephanie's mom confirms sex with Jon on radar online. I really hope someone in Jon's family can help him find new friends and maybe go with him back to church. Kids at school are going to start reporting all this junk to the twins.

Meem said...

Just up on Just Jared:
http://justjared.buzznet.com/

Paula Deen and Kate Gosslein talk show in the works.

Poor Paula!!

MickeyMcKean said...

NANNY ADMITS AFFAIR WITH JON GOSSELIN
In Touch Weekly

Jon Gosselin's love life is often the center of the rumor mill and tabloid fodder. He now admits having a relationship with Hailey Glassman, but in a new bombshell interview in In Touch magazine given exclusively to PopEater, Gosselin's nanny Stephanie Santoro is coming clean about their affair together. She says that despite Jon denying that they were romantically involved, they had a steamy sexual affair, going into seriously (and kinda disturbingly) intimate details.

Santoro, 23, tells In Touch Weekly that their steamy fling began one night with an innocent phone call where Jon asked her to come over. Santoro says that Jon asked if she could give him a massage, and then he was like, 'my turn.' While we were sitting there, he said, 'Well, I guess we can kiss just once.'"

Santoro says that night, Gosselin told her: "Whatever you do, don't fall in love with me, because it's going to be impossible for me not to fall in love with you." The two then made their way to Jon's hot tub, where Santoro says she "kept looking at the windows" because she was afraid "one of the kids was going to pop their heads out, but he told me to relax."

She goes on to call Gosselin "very romantic," saying after they got out of the hot tub, Jon "ran in to make sure all of the kids were asleep, and we went back into the apartment that is over the garage. We continued what was going on in the hot tub, and then he fell asleep afterward."

After their first hook-up, Santoro says Gosselin texted her several times "saying how much he cared about me, and he was being really sincere. He just wanted to make sure that I wasn't feeling like I was being used. I pretty much spent every night there that entire week. And that's how our relationship started."

Santoro then goes into TMI territory about their relationship, saying they had sex "nine times," and that Gosselin "wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the best I ever had."

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Nausea Alert. I woke up early this morning and saw the above headline on AOL. I posted the story here on this blog to help prevent a lot of clicks to In Touch's web site.

From my point of view, whether or not Santoro had sex with Jon (and to be honest I don’t give a rip if they did or not) when I read the above article I saw it only as Santoro’s attempt at 15 minutes of fame, her cashing in on all the media frenzy re Gosselin.

Seriously, the last paragraph just reeks of yet another fame whore.

Santoro’s family must be so proud of her ~ but geez, didn't her mother try to get in on the act too yesterday by claiming that Jon is suicidal? IMO being a fame whore must be in the Santoro genes.

konGOaway said...

I had checked the ABC website when I heard Kate was going to be on the View. I thought it was strange that the picture of her had a backdrop of fruit. It looked like a studio shot. Maybe she has been hiding in NY during her time away doing all of the prep for the show with Paula

MickeyMcKean said...

Ms.Peach said...
My Fox Philly:

Exclusive: Lawyer Drops Jon Gosselin
Jon Gosselin’s divorce lawyer has dropped the reality TV dad as a client, according to local court records.

Jon and Kate Gosselin were reportedly set to finalize their divorce by October. The move should delay that process.

Charles J. Meyer filed a petition with the Montgomery County, Pa., court system to withdraw as the counsel for Jon Gosselin in his divorce case with Kate Gosselin.

Meyer is an attorney with the Elliot Greenleaf firm in Blue Bell, Pa.

He represented Jon Gosselin on June 24 when the couple filed divorce papers outside Philadelphia.

Legally, the Gosselins live in Berks County, Pa., but they filed in neighboring Montgomery County, which has different privacy laws for divorcing couples.

Kate Gosselin filed for divorce in June, saying in papers that her 10-year marriage was "irretrievably broken."
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It's not clear to me as to whether the lawyer quit or Jon has got a new lawyer.

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More likely than not, the document filed with the court was a SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY form.

This form acknowledges to the Court (which must be kept informed as to who is attorney of record is so the matter can continue to go forward for all interested parties) that the old attorney of record, client and new attorney of record (could be client In Pro Per until he finds a replacement attorney) all agree to the change of representation.

There could be a lot of reasons for a substitution of attorney, and in this case, I have NO IDEA what is the reason. It could be one of the following:

1. Client does not pay the bill so attorney wants to be removed.
2. Attorney is unable to represent his client due to his court schedule/work load. If atty had a prior case that could not be settled and is now going to trial it could take up a lot of atty preparation time and thus not allowing him to focus enough time on his other clients. If this is the case, it is in his client's best interest to seek other counsel.
3. Attorney and client simply do not get along for whatever reason.
4. Client wants to find another attorney who charges less money per hour to save money.
5. Client wants to find another attorney who charges more money per hour thinking that it will benefit him in the long run.
6. Client does not feel attorney is spending enough time working on his case.
7. Client feels attorney is spending way too much time on his case and therefore charging him a lot of money.
8. If client feels that spouse's attorney is "taking him to the cleaners" he may elect to change to another attorney that has a reputation of being more of a "bulldog".
9. Attorney has health issue so he cannot devote enough time to client's case; it is in his client's best interest to seek new counsel.
10. ???

Again, any of the above reasons could be behind the Substitution of Attorney, or it could be none of them. Regardless of why, it does not reflect badly on the attorney or client for a new attorney to come on board. It happens all the time.

I'm only posting this because it would appear to anyone who does not deal with attorneys that the headline "Attorney Drops Jon Gosselin" relects negatively on Jon when in fact it could have been Jon who opted to change his attorney in the first place.

IMHO it appears that the media has put their own spin on a simple substitution of attorney form. Regardless, the divorce will be finalized soon enough.

Ms.Peach said...

The high school drama continues between Jon, Hailey, Stephanie and Stephanie's mom. Check out the videos on Radar. Jon better grow up and stop spending time with these types of women. Kate is a sneeky bitch so she comes out looking like the more adult one. Frankly, Jon is not handling this situation well and he appears out of control. Everyone else is lying and trying to make money off of him, he says. Well, they ARE making money off of him, but not so sure about the lying part.

Ms.Peach said...

Calm down, people, she's just going to do a pilot. According to Radar:

Industry insiders tell RadarOnline.com that their new show has a working title of Mom Logic and is based on the popular Web site of the same name. Telepictures is behind the site and the new show.

E! Online's Mark Malkin broke the news of Kate's new show this week and now RadarOnline.com has learned that the proposed pilot will contain a mix of advice, health and beauty tips and celebrity gossip geared toward moms and moms-to-be. Expect multiple hosts to accompany Kate and Paula.

And guest hosting on The View has been good practice for Kate because the new show will be View-like in its approach and sources tell RadarOnline.com that a pilot will begin shooting later this month.

Deen has been shopping shows around for the past 5 years, "with no takers," says a source at a competing production company.
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Many pilots don't make it. I think a show with a Deen/Gosselin co-host thing will be awful. Both are loud and OMG, we'll be blinded by those blinding white teeth not to mention the dueling egos. The pilot explains why all the Kate traffic to LA.

Ms.Peach said...

BTW, I totally agree that TLC has hired lackeys to scour sites and post positive comments regarding Kate. I have never, ever seen so many positive comments regarding Kate on Radaronline. What's funny is that those comments mean nothing as they are anonymous and will NOT change the ratings. The die has been cast.

Also, we've talked about karma. Will karma is now biting Jon in the butt when he said that people are just trying to make money off of him. Yeah, just like he's done with his kids. Karma will get Kate too; she's just been more savvy and sneaky.

Would the MomLogic show be on TLC because I can't imagine them letting her sign a contract with another production company and airing the show on some other cable channel. Anyone?

Ms.Peach said...

Enquirer says that Stephanie told her mom that Jon said to her that he had a vasectomy after the tups were born.

"While they were dating, Stephanie also signed a nondisclosure agreement at Jon's insistence - and now he's threatened to slap her with a lawsuit over it, her mother says.

"Stephanie really fell hard for Jon," she said, "but she's learned that he is not all he makes himself out to be.

"He has a way of manipulating young women."
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Does every person the Gosselins know have to sign a nondisclosure agreement? Seems to me that wouldn't be necessary if you were nice and honest to people. It's sort of like saying to someone, I'm going to screw you over, misbehave, lie, etc. but you can't say anything because I'll sue you.

Dunwoody Mom said...

If there truly was a non-disclosure agreement Stephanie would not be talking because Jon could take her for everything - including the money she made off the Radar interview. I'd like to see a copy of this non-disclosure agreement.

So, what's behind all of the barrage of Jon-bashing articles on Radar? Is something negative about to be revealed about Kate?

Ms.Peach said...

We knew this was coming. The dogs are toast. So, so sad. I really feel for Mady and Cara. When they get home from school, they won't have their buddies greeting them.

I hope that someone adopts the dogs together. I was worried when they were left with Kate, so at least they'll be back with the breeder. That breeder was paid by TLC for those dogs, and I bet TLC paid for their return. I swear, if I lived near them, I'd be first in line to get those two dear animals.

a rose is a rose said...

Never in my life have I seen a nobody, with no talent, with nothing to offer society, who is not intelligent, or socially refined, let alone likeable... climb to the height and celebrity, that "Kate the inept" had soared to in the matter of a year and a half. What has this country come to.

Ms.Peach said...

Looks like something is in the air. Don't know if it has to do with custody or Jon has just screwed up.

Ms.Peach said...

Don't know if this is a temporary glitch, but the all the pap pictures on sosugary are gone.

Pups go back said...

I live locally to the G's and have just heard that the dogs have gone back to the breeder since Kate cannot take care of them with the traveling that her "JOB" takes her, and Jon can't take them either.
How sad, but maybe GOOD for the pups.

Somethings up said...

Something is up. I don't know what yet, but I just feel something is going to hit the fan. Many of the sites have removed photos or blogs and are suddenly VERY negative to Jon, when in the past were neg to Kate. Wonder whats going on.

Ms.Peach said...

Again, mostly negative comments about Jon being posted on Radar regarding the dogs back to the breeder. I wonder how much TLC is paying these people?

Ms.Peach said...

Somethings up said...
Something is up. I don't know what yet, but I just feel something is going to hit the fan. Many of the sites have removed photos or blogs and are suddenly VERY negative to Jon, when in the past were neg to Kate. Wonder whats going on.

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Yep, sosugary pap pictures are removed. Sites are full of pro-kate comments.

konspiracytheory said...

And now the dogs are gone. Two more loved ones taken from these children - unreal. Perhaps Jon & Khate should have thought about the state of their marriage before they took in the dogs?

Thank goodness they never adopted that "just one baby" last year.

Ms.Peach said...

Could this all be some type of pre-emptive strike by Kate's PR team to discredit Jon before he unleashes some dirt on her?

lindahoyt said...

Jon, sell a car and move back into the E-town house WITH THE DOGS!!

You can NOT do this to the kids! Good Lord, can they not have anything in this life? How cruel can one couple be to 8 little kids?!!

SNAP OUT OF IT JON!! In heaven's name, please stop this cruelty. Think of your kids for just one minute, will you?

The party is over, Mr. Gosselin. Get back home and be a dad to those hurting kids! RIGHT NOW!

Go Away Katezilla said...

GOODBYE SHOKA and NALA!! They're being returned to the breeders, another victim of a messy divorce.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/exclusive-jon-gets-rid-his-dogs-blames-kate#comments

John and Kate who cares said...

Somethings up said...

Something is up. I don't know what yet, but I just feel something is going to hit the fan. Many of the sites have removed photos or blogs and are suddenly VERY negative to Jon, when in the past were neg to Kate. Wonder whats going on.

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I get that feeling too! Seems after hailey's tweets things really turned NEGATIVE in Jon's favor to say the least. It almost seems retaliatory in nature. The war has begun!

Ms.Peach said...

I am totally blown away by this, but Insider has video of Jon getting rid of the dogs. He had a pap there videotaping it, ON THE PROPERTY. Not only that, but the tups were there. They didn't seem too upset, though. I wish I could hear them more clearly, because I heard somebody mention "mommy" and I wonder what they were commenting about.

He was asked how long he had the dogs, he said a year in October. So, those dogs were NOT Xmas presents. Just like we thought, the dogs were taken home (the old home) in October. Remember, neighbors said they saw dogs there. The whole show where they "pretend" to go pick up the dogs from the breeder and take them to the McMansion was fake.

http://www.theinsider.com/
news/2846904_Is_Jon_Gosselin_a_Fit
_Father_Whose_Side_are_You_On

Dunwoody Mom said...

Ms.Peach said...
Could this all be some type of pre-emptive strike by Kate's PR team to discredit Jon before he unleashes some dirt on her?


That was my first thought. It also began on the day Jon changed lawyers. Coincidence?

Ms.Peach said...

Ok, I have to get off this dang computer today. But I suspect that the Radar video and the tabloid story regarding the babysitter was coming out and Jon's attorney, who told him to leave the young "thangs" alone, finally had had enough. What can you do when your client won't listen? Seems to me this is all tied in. Once again, it's a score for Teflon Kate.

Erin said...

I have never, ever seen so many positive comments regarding Kate on Radaronline.
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I agree. It seems anything about J&K gets a ton of comments on that site. Other stories, barely get any comments at all.

Ms.Peach said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
Ms.Peach said...
Could this all be some type of pre-emptive strike by Kate's PR team to discredit Jon before he unleashes some dirt on her?

That was my first thought. It also began on the day Jon changed lawyers. Coincidence?
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Either his attorney has had enough or he's going to unlease dirt on Kate and got himself an attorney who will play dirty. It's just too much of a coincidence.

I'm such a conspiracy theorist, but maybe because Jon has relationships with young gold diggers, they are easy targets to get money from the tabloids OR Kate's people to dish on Jon?

2badsosad said...

Waiting for the day when JON packs up his eight children in the van because KATE cant take care of them and doesnt want them anymore!!! Kate cant even manage the needs of her own children so it doesnt surprise me at all that she cant find it within herself to care for the family pets.
Always has, is, and always will be ABOUT what KATE wants!!

MickeyMcKean said...

Ms.Peach said...
Ok, I have to get off this dang computer today. But I suspect that the Radar video and the tabloid story regarding the babysitter was coming out and Jon's attorney, who told him to leave the young "thangs" alone, finally had had enough. What can you do when your client won't listen? Seems to me this is all tied in. Once again, it's a score for Teflon Kate.

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Please scroll up and see what I posted earlier today re SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY forms.

I realise that the way the story is worded that the media gave the "impression" the attorney dumped Jon but that is not how it works.

Gee, I wonder who involved in the case thought to alert the media regarding the stupid little form anyway and to add the Team Kate spin to the story?

Folks, at my last job working for an attorney, our client was going to file bankruptcy but he had yet to pay his bill. When he filed his BK we knew he was going to include his attorney fees BUT at the same time he would not sign the Substitution of Attorney form to release his attorney of representing him because he needed more work done. My boss did not want to work for free but at the same time the client would not sign the Substitution of Attorney form.

If an attorney wants to "dump" his client for nonpayment of his bill or no communication from his client or whatever, in California and I assume elsewhere too, the attorney would have to file a motion with the court requesting to be removed as attorney of record.

The story did not say a motion was filed in the Gosselin case, just that the attorney filed a document changing representation.

FYI no where on the Sub of Atty form does it state the reason WHY because it does not matter as long as the old attorney, client and new attorney agree that they have been advised of the change, as well as other parties in the case.

Besides, where does it say Jon was advised by his attorney to leave the "young thangs" alone?

Ever hear of attorney/client priviledge?

jasmine said...

I saw the video of the dogs being taken away. Why was someone on the property interviewing Jon and recording this? And to show the children saying goodbye to the dogs, how sad. If the dogs were going back to the breeder (in Delaware?), how could they just put them in crates in the back of an open truck, no water, etc. for such a long drive?

uh-uh said...

Sosugary pictures are still there.

No Drama Mama said...

I actually applaud Jon for sending the pups back to the breeder. Blaming Kate or not..... this is in the best interest of the dogs.

I work with a breed specific rescue and one of the most common reasons a pet is given up is due to divorce. It really is the best decision all around to return them to the breeder.

Bev said...

There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Kate paid that girl to tell her "story".

She's like a politician. Corrupt and using money to control and manipulate.

kskiska said...

When Kate was on The View the other women were asking Dr. Phil about his beloved dog. Kate had nothing to say and sat silently.

end the show said...

2badsosad said...

Waiting for the day when JON packs up his eight children in the van because KATE cant take care of them and doesnt want them anymore!!! Kate cant even manage the needs of her own children so it doesnt surprise me at all that she cant find it within herself to care for the family pets.
Always has, is, and always will be ABOUT what KATE wants!!

*******

To be fair, the dogs being removed from that environment was the best thing for both the dogs and the children. It is very common for dogs to get neglected in the shuffle of a divorce. We've seen the kids treating the dogs roughly in the past (as kids will do). Neglect and abuse (whether intentional or not) can create a dangerous situation for the kids and the dogs. They had to go.

mom-of-one said...

I agree that the dogs are much better off. It was ridiculous that they got a dog to begin with (let alone TWO). My husband and I are happily married, live in the same house, and STILL have a hard time remembering who fed the dog, who gave the dogs his meds, etc. Those dogs didn't stand a chance with this crazy schedule (or lack thereof) that these two yahoos are living.

Too bad there isn't any hope of the kids being rescued.

Ms.Peach said...

MickeyMcLean,
Thanks for the legal insight. We are just speculating about the change of attorney. Unfortunately, as common as you say this type of petition is, this is a very public, nasty divorce with a strange cast of characters. So far, I'm not seeing Jon using much common sense in this situation and his soon-to-be ex is ruthless with a powerful PR machine. I hope his new attorney is a worthy opponent and looks out for a somewhat naive Jon.

Jake said...

jasmine said...
I saw the video of the dogs being taken away. Why was someone on the property interviewing Jon and recording this? And to show the children saying goodbye to the dogs, how sad. If the dogs were going back to the breeder (in Delaware?), how could they just put them in crates in the back of an open truck, no water, etc. for such a long drive?


Because Jon invited him on the property. Jon has made friends with a few of the 'reporters' and uses them to put his story out there. Watching the video, it didn't seem like kids cared at all the dogs were going. They were prompted to come to the doror to say goodbye and they lost interest very quickly. Judging from the platic bat incident, it doesn't seem like the little kids cared much for the dogs.

Iggy said...

These poor children:( You could tell those dogs loved Jon by the way they barked and ran after his car when he would leave and they always seemed to shy away from Kate.

Yeah Kate does everything for her kids...suuuuuure.

ACTIONS Kate- they speak louder than words!!!

How selfish can you be? These kids are in the middle of a divorce and now their pets are gone too ( in addition to their whole family) all because Kate won't take care of them:(

Good for Jon for seeing that the dogs will be taken care of properly.

Zayna said...

The dogs being crated and taken away did it for me.

This has gone from enjoying the banter of a young couple dealing with 8 adorable kids to watching two parents try to destroy each others' credibility for the sake of their "fame". 8 kids notwithstanding.

I am beyond disgusted...mostly at myself for supporting this fiasco with my rubbernecking.

I have to agree with those who have said that the only way these two numb skulls will ever get back to focusing on their children is if we back off and stop showing any kind of interest.

Let Jon have his barely adult girlfriends, let Kate have her "big dreams" career.

For my part, I will keep on quietly praying that their 8 children will someday be able to make peace with all of this.

theshowmustgoon said...

Bev said...
There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Kate paid that girl to tell her "story".

Oh I absolutely agree! Kate may claim to be taking the 'high road' but IMO she and or her 'inner circle' are responsible for the 'vehicular manslaughtering' of Jon by way of the media/tabloids.

John and Kate who cares said...

The dogs going back to the breeder is in the best interest of the poor dogs. The dogs need to be in a stable home environment with a Master who is present Most of the time, allowed to run the property, be loved and cared for. They were only props for the show IMO. Now if these two idiots can only realize that their children need the same thing. Parents who are present, offer a stable HOME (which can be done even in divorced households) love, emotional support and are caring as well. These two need to grow up, stop thinking of themselves and start acting like actual parents. They BOTH make me sick. I would love to know who is actually raising the children. since neither of them are.

NotaFan said...

The most barfworthy article evah... I swear:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/179/story/951789.html

I felt for sure that they were going to poise 5 tough questions when I clicked on the link.. but nope, it is all the same stomach churning crap.

As to the dogs being taken away, Jon was not upset in the least either. He took a phone call in the middle of saying good-bye because a cell phone is more important than your pets (or kids, with those two).

Ms.Peach said...

Jon is his own worst enenmy. The next shoe to drop will be Hailey's reaction. Will she stand by her "sugar daddy" or tell him to pound sand? The temptation may be there to stand with him since she seems to have no career and enjoys the spotlight.

So, the public soap opera will continue. Meanwhile, the children are rapidly developing into entitled, spoiled brats just like their parents. TLC, The Low Class cable channel.

livnluv said...

Don't know if it's okay to re-print this whole article here but I'll try. From Eonline on Sept. 16th:

Jon Gets New Lawyer:

Well, someone had to come to Jon Gosselin's defense.

The reality-TV dad's new divorce attorney, Mark Heller, says that he was the one who insisted that Gosselin's ex-lawyer, Charles Meyer, file a motion to withdraw as counsel on Monday.

"I am going to take over," Heller tells E! News.

And he hasn't grabbed the reins a moment too soon—despite Gosselin's statements to the contrary, the latest InTouch Weekly cover screams "Nanny Admits Affair With Jon Gosselin."

"The content of the story is shocking," Heller says. "Especially in light of the fact that a nondisclosure agreement purportedly prepared by the production company had been signed by the nanny before she started working with the Gosselin family."

Yes, that's why it's shocking.

Gosselin has denied sleeping with babysitter Stephanie Santoro, whom he fired "because [Kate Gosselin] was upset," according to his rep.

"It was causing too many problems at home, so he replaced her," the rep said, explaining away comments made by Santoro's mother that Jon was suicidal. "So maybe that's why the mother is bitter."

Heller, who apparently is raring to bust some heads, says he isn't surprised by anything the tabloids are printing these days about his client.

"Because with each story about Jon," he says, "the tabloids continue to enjoy record-breaking sales with much needed boosts to their profit line in this poor economy."

"The tabloids don't need a stimulus package from president Obama," Heller continued. "They simply need to find a storyteller each week who is out of work and can greatly benefit by being the recipient of the $100,000-plus payday for a hot story concerning Jon Gosselin—which for the most part is sensational, regardless of whether it is verifiable or true."

But what about the stuff that comes right from Kate Gosselin, including her assertion on The View this week that her estranged hubby has brought girlfriend Hailey Glassman to their Pennsylvania home to meet their eight kids?

"Just to clarify, Hailey has never been to my home in Pennsylvania. That has never been the case," tweeted Jon, who told Good Morning America that he despises Kate for the way she has acted since the split.

Speaking of despicable people, Jon's jilted ex-flame, Kate Major, says now that she was never in love with the 32-year-old father of eight, who denies the two were even romantically involved.

"I think I was in lust with him, but no, I didn't love him," the former Star reporter said in an interview airing Wednesday on HLN's Showbiz Tonight. "I despise him.

"I will take a lie-detector test and I would love for Jon to take a lie-detector test because for him to say there was no romance is a complete lie," Major said.

Paging Mr. Heller...

Geema said...

I haven't watched the last two or three episodes and I did not watch Kate on The View... I feel like watching anything Gosselin contributes to the poor children's lost childhood. LOVED the recap this week (I love them all) and Sharon Osbourne on Ellen! Don't you wish we could actually throw them over our shoulder and be rid of them??????

All for the kids said...

Any word from North Carolina's visit by Khate??


Her children must be missing her!!!

Ava Rose said...

Augh with the Kate Major topic - GET OVER IT! If he played you, then he sucks and karma will come after him. But since you were stupid enough to quit your job b/c a guy told you, then that's your fault! We don't care about you anymore! Stop trying to be that girl people want to feel sorry for. In celebrity world, you're name has been gone for "years" so don't try to come back with that "lie detector" threat. Is the public that stupid to be intriguied by that? They already made up their minds about Jon and it seems they don't like him. Gosh! "ohh a lie detector test!! that'll be on TiVo! I can't wait to watch that!"

sorry, i've lost my cool haha i feel kinda bad for jon...still don't like him tho

zee said...

Charlotte clips are at ~

First one's mostly sheeple interviews..

http://www.wsoctv.com/entertainment/20969787/detail.html

http://www.wcnc.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=399416

http://www.wbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=11148119

Ms.Peach said...

Jon claims to have dirt on Kate. I think it's time to go ahead and say what he needs to say.

Avary said...

Ms.Peach said...
Jon claims to have dirt on Kate. I think it's time to go ahead and say what he needs to say.

Amen! In fact, I think it may be too late. She's becoming pretty mainstream and media people don't care about the character of the people they hire - just that they make money. I hope I'm wrong, but I think it's too late.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Jon claims to have dirt on Kate. I think it's time to go ahead and say what he needs to say.

Except for the one comment from Jon's new lawyer things have been quiet on Jon's side this week. Is he about to lay into Kate? I hope so.

PaMa said...

The following article is from the Charlotte Observer, regarding Kate's appearance at the Women's Show there. She continues to spout the same old lies, plus a few new ones

Kate's best new lie: One of her favorite activities is reading books in the kitchen to her children. (Obviously, SOMEONE has been reading the blogs on this site noting the fact that books are rarely seen in the Gosselin household and the parents are never shown reading to their kids.)



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Kate Gosselin, who shot to fame as the mother of twins and sextuplets on the TLC series "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and then became tabloid fodder when her marriage fell apart this year, said Thursday her next career move might be a talk show.

"I've been given the gift of gab, so why not use it?" Gosselin, 34, told an audience at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte. Gosselin came to the event to answer questions and sign copies of her books.

Appearing with her new hairdo and with a diamond still sparkling on her left ring finger, Gosselin said she spent an extra day in New York this week when ABC's "The View" asked her to extend her visit as a guest host.

"It is sort of like a career move, so I had to do it," she said.

Though known for her control issues in managing a house with eight small children, Gosselin was 15 minutes late for her appearance, which drew a crowd of about 700 at the Park, formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart.

Gosselin said last year before the breakup, she and her husband, Jon, had considered moving from Pennsylvania and building a house in North Carolina. But the timing didn't work out, she said, and they were reluctant to be so far from family and friends.

"Our kids' school and our church kept us there," she said. "It was scary to move so far away."

Answering questions from the audience, Gosselin also said:

• Her house may be neat as a pin, but her private space is a different matter. "My bedroom and my closet ... it's a dumping ground."

• She has a cookbook coming out this autumn and is thinking about writing another book focusing on the drama in her life lately.

• Gosselin reviews episodes of the TLC show before they air, but rarely watches any television. One of her favorite activities is reading books in the kitchen to her children.

• When a woman told Gosselin she identifies with her because she recently broke up with her boyfriend, Gosselin answered: "I don't think you want to talk to me about boyfriends or breaking up."

One woman asked Gosselin what she misses about her estranged husband.

"I miss Jon," she replied. "The Jon that I used to know."

Been around the block myself said...

"I will take a lie-detector test and I would love for Jon to take a lie-detector test because for him to say there was no romance is a complete lie," Major said.

Since when did drunken hook-ups become romances?
Just sayin'.....

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...

my9cats said...

pama said
"I miss Jon," she replied. "The Jon that I used to know."

You mean the Jon you could batter and abuse?
Kate should apply for a job as storyteller.

Savethe8 said...

About the dogs...I was annoyed when supposedly J&K and the kids went to pick up the dogs from the breeder, and Kate already had them named. There was no family discussion as to what kind of dog to get, names, or anything. During the episode Kate was negative about getting the dogs, and never seemed to "warm" up to them in later episodes. I remember Aidan saying he didn't like dogs, basically stating he was scared of the older German Shepherds at the breeders.

It just bothered me that the kids had no say in the matter at all. They may not seem too upset in the video when the dogs are taken away, but this may be a coping mechanism for them as they're always having to say goodbye to a parent due to the visitation agreement. It's hard to imagine that the kids weren't attached to the dogs and didn't love them.

livnluv said...

PaMa said...
The following article is from the Charlotte Observer, regarding Kate's appearance at the Women's Show there. She continues to spout the same old lies, plus a few new ones

Kate's best new lie: One of her favorite activities is reading books in the kitchen to her children. (Obviously, SOMEONE has been reading the blogs on this site noting the fact that books are rarely seen in the Gosselin household and the parents are never shown reading to their kids.)
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One of the more informative comments I read at the end of this newspaper article (written by a man):

"Her man-hating comments fell flat at the home show, except for the few dried up old bats in attendance."

I can just hear it now. Something to look forward to on her new talk show...

HiThere said...

Incredible. She is going to have a cookbook when she can't even properly cook chicken on a grill.
She is a fraud for the ages.