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

Attention seeking behavior documentation continues. Next?

147 comments:

dublin said...

Kate's cooking is like a pile of turd. A cooking show? I don't think so.

Cut the Apron Strings said...

Just ignore it!! It's starting to go away. Maybe we shouldn't help them out anymore. Zip Zero Nada Nothing. Let PR do it on their own with no viewers or comments on any site. At least from this intelligent blog group. We don't care anymore. Sick of them. So we should zip our lips & let them flounder & figure it out. We help Kate's PR team way too much. Let's stop & see what happens. No feedback. No comments. No "damage control". No ideas. On their own. LOL Out of sight, out of mind. Take a break at least. I know you'll see a difference. They will be shocked we are done commenting on things they can hurry & fix. We aren't getting paid remember. Let's see what happens. We can still talk. But no ideas or help. TLC ON THEIR OWN!!! Good Luck PR!!! We are done. Don't care about Kate or Jon. Just the kids getting off the air! Do it! Or lose more viewers of ALL your shows & affiliated networks.

Kate is an alcoholic said...

I suspect Kate has a drinking problem. It's not just her outburst and tantrum that give her away.

For a woman who lives on salad and spends more time going to gym than watching over her children, she is not losing one ounce of her weight. You know, drinking does that to you. You gain weight even though you are not a big eater.

emma said...

I am dumbfounded by all of this insanity. I really question the minds and motives of TLC, producers of The View, all the tabloid mags, agents, lawyers, etc who continue to spend time on these idiots. When is this going to end? The kids are suffering more than they ever had yet no one seems bothered by this. I didn't watch The View when Kate was on but caught a glimpse of it on the news. Did she really say that she is a "constant presence" in her kids lives? How can she be present when she's jet-setting all over the country doing these ridiculous interviews? Why hasn't anyone called her out on this?

Let's face it. Their 15 minutes of fame ended a loooong time ago. This is their last ditch effort to keep their brand going. I don't know much about this new Paula Deen show but if it's true that Ms. Kate will be a co-host, I'm banning anything and everything that has to do with Paula Deen. Anybody who gives Kate the time of day is just as delusional as she is.

All I have to say is these poor kids have suffered more psychological damage than we can think of. Let's pray that amidst all the name-calling and mud-slinging, Frick and Frack have put some money aside for therapy....

Emmy said...

ToTheMoonAlice said...
Went to the grocery store this PM and for the first time in weeks, NO Kate, NO Jon on any cover of any magazine...Can the sheeple, at last, have had enough!

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I shopped yesterday, too. Jon actually made one cover (sorry, can't remember which one). Just a small corner photo, and a nasty headline about how sex-crazed he is -- a former-girlfriend tell-all or sorts.

If he wants to help those kids, he really needs to stop storing his brain in his "unnawares". I sure hope this new lawyer of his has enough sense to tell him so!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Isn't it odd how the coverage of J&K is so variable? I tend to believe those on this blog who have suggested lots of those headline-grabbing stories are nothing more than J&K's PR firms in action, trying to keep J&K at the top of the viewing public consciousness. PR seems to operate under the same premise as an ill-behaved child: even negative attention is better than none.

Now that the viewer numbers have so dramatically dropped, we are enjoying a respite from seeing J&K staring at us from the cover of so many publications at the grocery. Less viewers = less PR $ due to a 'point of diminishing returns' reality?

One of K8's most obnoxious traits has always been her contradictory behavior and her pretzel logic. For example, though she plays victim about being relentlessly followed by the press, she steadfastly pursues even more time in the public eye with voluntary interviews and appearances on a variety of tv shows.

Further, she has rationalized her continued efforts to remain famous by implying the resultant media coverage of her and her family is inevitable anyway, so why not continue to seek those big being-famous paychecks, because she needs the $ to support her children.

We all knew K8's logic (& veracity) was off on this one and we did not buy her rationalization for keeping the cameras rolling at Chez Gosselin. "We can't go back" simply did not cut it as justification to continue her deathgrip on maintaining her celeb lifestyle.

And so, while it will be no surprise to us as we witness continued ratings decline result in TLC dumping K8 just as quickly as the "Love is in the Mix" publisher precipitously dumped K8, my guess is that K8 will be in a state of absolute shock & disbelief that her spotlight days were so quickly over.

IMO, K8 is a personality who NEEDS to be the center of attention and Ruler of All Things Significant and Non, so, I can only wonder what outlets K8 will seek to maintain her addiction to attention and control.

I will not be at all surprised to read about a Meltdown of Biblical Proportions once K8 realizes that high, high horse she has been on has suddenly thrown her directly into the mud.

God save the kids.

MickeyMcKean said...

Quitting the show early? said...
Did anyone hear the comment that TLC may not be filming the rest of the episodes for this season if the ratings do not pick up by next week... That is was costing them way more to pay salaries and trips and extras, then the show is bringing in not to mention Kate's salary.
I heard it in the background on tv by a tv personality joking about K8. I ran in, but missed who said it.

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I did not see or hear this tidbit, but one does not need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that even TLC will not throw away good money after bad.

Now that the ratings are tanking steadily every week, it is very important not to "even take a sneak peak" at any new episode - especially next week if the above is true.

Read the recap here of course and watch the *rerun* the following week.

Do not even tape because it just might count in the overall ratings.

Keep in mind that watching a rerun versus viewing the new episode will not count ... the ratings will continue to decline ... the quicker the cameras will get off the children.

That is the ultimate goal, right?

Cathy W said...

Go Jon. The Examiner has an article that Jon is participating in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks today in Philly. Autism Speaks is a wonderful charity that helps families with children with autism and has walks in several cities.

http://www.examiner.com/x-23720-Celebrity-Charity-Events-Examiner~y2009m9d26-Jon-and-Kate-Plus-8-Jon-Gosselin-walks-for-Autism-Speaks-charity-organization

No shopping shoots said...

What happened to Kate's daily shopping sprees? With the show tanking and ratings diving, all of a sudden, no dress up parades at Target, the tanning salon, and gas station. Where's all the high heeled wedgies for shopping at the pet store, and fancy dresses for the spa stops. Somethings up bigtime.

autism mom wants jon to go home. said...

http://www.examiner.com/x-23720-Celebrity-Charity-Events-Examiner~y2009m9d26-Jon-and-Kate-Plus-8-Jon-Gosselin-walks-for-Autism-Speaks-charity-organization

Jon pimps himself at an Autism Speaks event. As the mother of a child with autism, I'd prefer he not whore himself all over my charity of choice. The last thing autistic children and their families need on a day that is supposed to be "safe" from the judgement of others who don't understand is a bunch of papparattzi around capturing bad moments they can't help in the background of a person who has behaved badly despite his ability to control it!

The autism community has enough on its plate without this "celebrity spokesperson." He has not been engaged by the charity whatsoever and is merely interloping.

These two idiots have 8 healthy children and for those of us who don't - who have real stresses breaking down our marriages and a REAL NEED to "use the f-ing coupons!" - well this isn't going to go over well at all.

please don't go away!! said...

I was in a chat room (I can't remember the one, I found through another web site)and the two chatters in there said GWOP would be closing soon. Something about an investigation, before I could read the rest they cleared it. PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE!

I won't say anything until I hear from you if this is true or not.

Sharla said...

The only reason that GWoP would close soon is if we had an announcement of the cancellation of J&K+8. There is no investigation or justification for one. We are talking about a TV show and public figures.

Wendy Bird said...

@ autism mom wants jon to go home

I, too, am an autism mom, and I respectfully disagree with you. I feel that anyone who can bring more attention to the cause is welcome. I don't agree that Jenny McCarthy was able to "cure" her son, but I welcome the awareness she has brought.

For all we know, one of the children may actually be on the high end of the spectrum. If so, I certainly understand that they would not want this public knowledge.

Jon's father worked with handicapped children. There is no reason to believe that Jon is not sincere in his efforts. Certainly if he were walking for muscular dystrophy we would not say he is interloping. JMO

Cheetah said...

I wonder what it was like to interview Kate for her role on Mom Logic? I'm sure it went something like this:

Question: How would you handle having more than one child sick at the same time?
Kate: That can be really rough, especially if your laundry room is not big enough for both of them to lie on the floor. Definitely make sure you have two washers and two dryers so you can keep up with the extra work your children are causing you. If one of them needs to go to the doctor, you can have the nanny take him, although then you would have to watch the rest of the children all by yourself (unless your bodyguard is with you).

Question: What are the most important things to do when getting your children ready for school in the morning?
Kate: You can start the night before by picking out their matching outfits. But make sure they don't put on their school clothes until after breakfast, because if one spills cereal on their clothes, everyone will have to change, and you will have to wash all the outfits (to make sure they look like they have the same amount of wear). After breakfast, have the nanny help the children with getting dressed and fixing their hair, while you line up the lunchboxes and place three crackers and four grapes in each one. Finally, before you leave to take the children to their bus stop, make sure to call the paparazzi, so that they can document your motherly skills for doubters.

Question: You have three children fighting over the same toy. What do you do?
Kate: If one if them is your favorite child, give the toy to her and send the other children to time out. Otherwise, if they are outside and you can go inside and get away from the noise, don't worry about doing anything. Another alternative would be to threaten to take the toy away from all of them, and then just repeat this threat over and over until one child ends up punching the other two and they give up fighting for the toy -- problem solved.

Question: Your son is having nightmares each night. How do you comfort him and help him through this?
Kate: If you have properly trained your children, they will know not to come to your bedroom and bother you for any reason. However, your son should feel free to go to the nanny's bedroom for comfort, and hopefully the nanny on duty will be one of the ones that is more familiar to your child. If you are away on a business trip for more than a week, you might give the nanny permission to let the child call you one time during that week. Or better yet, the child should call his father. If the cameras are rolling, and mention is made of your son's nightmares, you might grab his head in both of your hands and give him a kiss on the top of his head (this is where he is likely to be the cleanest).

alcoholic Kate said...

If Paula is going to have Kate as a cohost, she is doomed to fail. Even 8 little kids as costars next to Kate can't help draw more viewers to watch disgusting Kate. Why do people want to watch alcoholic Kate and Paula's unhealthy cooking all in one? Like Barbara Walters said Paula's very unhealthy cooking promotes childhood obesity.

I don't want to watch an alcoholic and greasy cooking with tons of animal fat all in one. Just the thought of it ages me already.

Laura said...

Cheetah- that was freaking hilarious and so true! Loved the part about kissing the boy on the head! That's soooo Kate!

Oh and don't forget this gem- Kate, how do you keep things clean when giving your children messy art projects? Answer- Wait until you're on vacation at Bald Head Island in your $12,000 a week beach house. Give them pudding to smear on each other all over the decks/balconies. Heck- it ain't your problem when they're done!

ErinKate said...

I heard Kelly Ripa's Masters of Reception reality show about caterers, has tanked badly. This is why Kelly was all gung ho about Kate. It followed J&K Plus 8 but since those ratings tanked so did Ripa's show. Kate is becoming poison.

Just call and get more said...

Cheetah...good post. One more for the "what do you do if 3 kids fight over the same toy?"
Kate- "just call the company to send 3 more, after all I have 6 kids, not 3."

Melissa said...

Did you all hear that their viewership has dropped 84%? Biggest drop in TV history! Woo!

Huh said...

Wendy Bird said...
"@ autism mom wants jon to go home

I, too, am an autism mom, and I respectfully disagree with you. I feel that anyone who can bring more attention to the cause is welcome. I don't agree that Jenny McCarthy was able to "cure" her son, but I welcome the awareness she has brought.

For all we know, one of the children may actually be on the high end of the spectrum. If so, I certainly understand that they would not want this public knowledge."

I agree. Jon's not acting as a spokesperson (which would be creepy). He has the freedom as a private citizen to participate in a walk for charity.

And I've often wondered that myself, if one of the tups had a high-functioning form of ASD. However, I think if one or more truly did, Kate would be all over that for sympathy and funds. See, you and I think like a normal, caring parents of children with autism, who want to keep their children's lives and medical conditions private from the world. That's not what happens in Kate-World. She'd be all over the news crying about how difficult it is for her, hinting for donations as it's just too much for her to deal with, and complaining that now she's even more exhausted so she needs even more spa breaks. Plus, I'm sure she would've had that state nurse forever.

Janice G said...

For a woman who lives on salad and spends more time going to gym than watching over her children, she is not losing one ounce of her weight. You know, drinking does that to you. You gain weight even though you are not a big eater.
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Not necessarily. When I was a heavy drinker, I weighed under 100 pounds. I drank more than I ate. I would have liked to think it was metabolism, but really it was my logic of "the less I spend on food, the more I can spend in the bar"

Huh said...

Cheetah/Laura: Those are hilarious!

Question: Kate, how do you manage to work on group art projects with the kids?
Answer: Whenever the kids are working on an art project like painting ceramics or doing icky projects like the "trash" the Choppper boys brought, I like to jump in and do an art project all by myself so I can be sure the camera stays focused on me. I'm sure the little ceramic shop people or the Chopper people will actually help the children with their projects so I don't have to be near them, and then I can just focus on talking to the production crew about how artistic and wonderfully wonderful I am.

LP said...

Re: Jon Gosselin walks for Autism Speaks charity organization

FINALLY - Jon is listening to his lawyer and not his d**k! He may be doing it for the wrong reasons (to counteract negative publicity) but I have to say Bravo Jon! A worthy casue.

Anne said...

I have an autistic child, and I hope Jon is doing the walk for some reason (other then good PR). Hopefully if he gives any interviews during the event, he will have something worthwhile to say(like he has a friend, relative etc that has an autistic child).

enoughalready said...

Cheetah - Excellent! That is so KG! So typical of her replies - very flippant and care-less.

Maura the first said...

A bit of chronology of events for any who have been able to forget the drama.

http://www.popeater.com/2009/09/26/breaking-down-the-gosselin-he-said-she-said-drama/

fidosmommy said...

OK, that little gem from Cheetah is the funniest thing I have read in ages. What a wonderful, rich
sense of humor you have, Cheetah, and so based on the reality we know as Kate Gosselin.

Thank you for taking the time to post that. It will keep me chuckling all night.

Whew! Now to breathe again.....

Lauren said...

Anonymous dublin said...

Kate's cooking is like a pile of turd. A cooking show? I don't think so.

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LOL---After reading all the great posts on this site I can say that I have not laughed so much in a long time!

Lauren said...

Cheetah--that was a great post! It sounded just like Kate! I really admire the cleverness and wit on this site. It has been a fun day reading all of this!

Suzi said...

I went to Paula Deen's website the other day to post a comment asking her to please not hire Kate. There weren't a lot of comments, but about 95% were anti-Kate. I'd like to encourage everyone else to do the same thing. I've heard some people say that it might be good for Kate to have a non-8 show, but it just seems to me another way to keep her (and her family by assocation) in the spotlight.

Robinbeau said...

I keep trying to post on Paula Deen and am unable. Guess I'm doing something wrong. Please use my name to tell her Khate is unacceptable -- mentally/verbally challenged.
TY

Susan said...

I'm a hiring manager and also one of the people that think it would be good if Kate got a non-8 show. There is no way I'd ever hire Kate or Jon no matter what their abilities are. The disruption of the office or hospital would be too much. The distraction for the co-workers and clients wouldn't be worth it. These people have 8 kids to support. Kate having her own show would solve the issue and the kids wouldn't be filmed anymore. It doesn't matter to me whether or not Kate "deserves" her own show. I just know what the kids deserve.

8POE's said...

The turning point was the Konpound. Everything changed after it. First the antics, which led to the tabloids, which led to tainted appearances and other diversions.

What I struggle to understand is how any PR people could think it'd be a good idea to saturate the media w/either of 'em. The over-exposure and all the soap-opera crap has been their downfall.

Before the Konpound everything was fine. As soon as they left E-town for the Konpound it all started to unravel. Their best move would've been to lay low, avoid the media at all costs and focus on the show. That happened(eye roll)

Kate especially over-exposed herself. She feigned outrage about the paps but in reality loved them. Then her PR people try to make her a martyr and Jon evil and it's all fallen apart. People are sick of both of 'em. Neither wins, they both lose.

When the show's ONLY in reruns they might get it. I can't even find the adjectives for what I think about just how little they think about the 8. With them it's J&K and oh,+8.

redrivergrl said...

I don't think anything has been fine with this family for a long time. Their friendship with Beth and Bob ended, their relationship with Kate's brother ended. They have been in trouble for a long time but I think Kate just refused to quit the show and Jon started to rebel and I don't blame him. Kate is hard to please, judgemental, and just a mean person. I have no respect for the people who interview her because none of them ask the hard questions... like what happened to Beth? Did she write your book? Where's your family in all of this? Not one person has asked her any of these questions.

Tami said...

Regarding the spoof of a Q&A with Kate, that would be accurate except for the fact that it is missing about 5000 'I's"!

Cheetah said...

Regarding the spoof of a Q&A with Kate, that would be accurate except for the fact that it is missing about 5000 'I's"!

It was supposed to be Kate giving advice to other moms; but you're right, she would not be able to answer questions without talking about herself.

silimom said...

I too a mom/stepmom of children with autism (4). I agree with the other posters and did not find Jon's participation offensive. We have speculated on this forum for months now that some of the tups suffer from developmental delays. If his attendance increases his awareness about this issue, it may ultimately benefit the kids positively. At least, that would be my hope.

I'm not certain Kate would proclaim to the world if the kids had special needs as she would be even more criticized than she is now for continuing to force them film. And frankly, as a narcissist, she wouldn't want their needs upstaging her. And frankly I don't think she knows her kids well enough nor is she an engaged enough mother to pick up on the symptoms that many here have noticed and expressed concern over. Special Needs kids don't fit into her agenda or perfect "reality".

DLCSF said...

Scrate (scram, Kate) would never admit it if one of her kids had any sort of developmental issues, it would mean her kids aren't perfect. I've taught dance to kids who have special needs for years and no one in the classes--parents or students--sees them as anything but fellow dancers! We treat it like what it is--a big, loving family helping each other--and only two of us (the studio director is my mum) are actually related. It's all about a supportive and giving spirit.
By denying that kind of love and support in ANY form for ANY reason to her children, Scrate is stealing from her kids' life experiences and taking away something that could really help them grow and thrive. Taking something from the 8, yet again. She'll break very soon.

NoUse4Kate said...

As far as Jon walking yesterday for autism I think it was a good thing. Perhaps he is finally closing the chapter to his wild, after divorce spree that he was on. I know so many that went through that phase after their divorce, he's not the 1st to go through this. Perhaps he is starting to focus on better things and this was a reflection of the new chapter in his life.

I grew up with an autistic cousin, spent lots of time with him and unfortunately he passed away far too early. His mom and dad were very involved in Tradewinds and did everything they could to bring attention to it because it helped so many people like my cousin. All that to say that I do not find it offensive that JG walked for the cause. JMHO

Lauren said...

Well, the kids were at home again with the babysitter this weekend. Kate was at the Stars, Stripes, and Skates event in Connecticut while Jon was in Philadelphia at the Autism event. Kate has been home maybe 3 or 4 days out of the month of September. Looks like the baby- sitters are going to raise these children. All the crying on the Paula Deen Pilot was a lie. Kate does not miss her kids too much or she would be with them. Some mom, scheduling all these events in the same month. This is too much time away from the kids. I hope the babysitters are kind and moral human beings and teach them the right things in life. At least there is less turmoil in the home without Jon and Kate.

Go Home Kate said...

Why doesn't someone call Kate out on her constant need to be in the public? Why does she think that is the only way to "support" her kids? Why does she always need more money, more exposure and more time away from home?

She truly disgusts me. Remember way back when, they said doing the show would enable them to be at home with the kids and still earn an income? Why doesn't anyone ever ask her the hard hitting questions and save the kids from more misery?

Jana said...

Cheetah said:

Question: How would you handle having more than one child sick at the same time?
Kate: That can be really rough, especially if your laundry room is not big enough for both of them to lie on the floor.
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Now wait a minute - be fair to Kate! That would only apply if it were two of the icky boys sick at the same time. If it were two of the girls, especially Hannie, then they would be allowed to sleep on the floor of the carpeted basement on a sleeping bag with a bucket of some kind next to them.

I laughed and then I groaned at the comment because it hit too close to the truth :(

tj said...

Lauren, I agree with you that it seems like Kate has only been home 3 or 4 days this month. We need to have a calendar set up to log when either of them are home with the children.

It also made me think back to the blurb I saw at the birthday party. One of the girls was telling Jon she was going to miss him being gone. The kids had always been used to Jon staying home while Kate was gone. Now Jon goes away, too. I think that is far more upsetting than Kate being gone.

Lauren said...

I was on Radaronline and they reported that Kate appeared at the Heritage Foundation of 9/11 benefit last night. I guess some people still believe her garbage. Radaronline's report was kinda snarky because they say Kate left her kids to shake hands with others.

I didn't click around and check out the whole story because I'm sure Radar gets paid by Kate's PR for every click on a Kate Gosselin story.

Victory at last? said...

Woohoo!

Jon & Kate Ratings Plummet

http://www.fancast.com/blogs/tv-news/jon-kate-ratings-plummet/?cmpid=FCST_GTI&startBox=personal&sso_zip=95348

LP said...

Ok, Jon walks for autism and K8 appears for the Heritage Foundation of 9/11, which is an organization that promotes patriotism and volunteerism in the wake of September 11. She shook hands with people according to the reports. When have we ever seen her volunteer for anything?!!!

The battle has begun to see who can out charity whom.

Laurie said...

I guess the bad press wasn't working so both Jon & kHate are going for the good press. He walks for autism and she attends the Heratige Foundation benefit to "meet & greet" (as we say in the army). Whose turn is it to be home with the kids? Obviously the not-a-nanny. Well at least they're now trying to use their "celebrety" for worthy causes.

annDS said...

"The battle has begun to see who can out charity whom."
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I was just thinking the same thing. It seems they are in a competition to see who can improve their image the fastest. In the meantime neither one of them is home with the kids.

They just don't get it though. This is all stuff that should have been done years ago. They should have been "giving back" from the beginning when they started receiving so much. Anything they do now seems self serving.

Kate especially is fake. She never attempted before to be nice to fans and people she came in contact with. She pretty much looked down on everyone. For her to all of a sudden become Miss Personality is proof she is scrambling to look better for the chance at a talk show.

jasmine said...

Jon and Kate are like two opposing politicians running for office. They are both out on the campaign trail, trying to win over voters. Will someone please inform these two nut cases that there is no election.

Not So Dumb said...

Is it true TLC has edited some of Khateful's more evil tirades to show a "kinder/more gentle" side on old reruns?
Is this for the sheeple or do they think we didn't see it in the first place?

GoPoshGo said...

The PR campaign for a "softer, gentler" Kate is in overdrive. I bet she doesn't even know what the Heritage Foundation is.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/new-photos-kate-gosselin-promotes-volunteerism-skating-event

Why is Fredericks of Hollywood still her stylist?????

Huh said...

silimom said:

"I'm not certain Kate would proclaim to the world if the kids had special needs as she would be even more criticized than she is now for continuing to force them film. And frankly, as a narcissist, she wouldn't want their needs upstaging her. And frankly I don't think she knows her kids well enough nor is she an engaged enough mother to pick up on the symptoms that many here have noticed and expressed concern over. Special Needs kids don't fit into her agenda or perfect "reality"."

I agree with you fully that if the tups did have any symptoms of a developmental disorder (which is pure speculation), I wouldn't think Kate would notice the signs at all. If she can't pick up on Cara having a foot injury for two weeks, how could she pay attention to something like that?

However, I do think Kate would proclaim it to the world if they did and she knew. She would love the attention. Kate probably looks at all the press and good will someone like Jenny McCarthy gets (plus the interviews and book deals), and believes the same thing will happen to her. She would never be able to picture people critizing her even more for neglecting a child with special needs. Kate can't even recognize that she's neglecting her children now. She's just too delusional.

But then again, you could be right. It's very difficult to predict anything about what Kate would do. I've given up trying to figure her out. She just has such an illogical, strange way of thinking, who can really understand why she does the weird things she does?

rural mom said...

Cheeta, you channelled Kate so well I hope you can delouse yourself later.

silimo said...

Jon wins this charity round, IMO. He participated in something that he's already stated is important to him (working with/for disabled kids) so this wasn't likely a last minute "I need to show up Kate" and given that there may be remote possibility that his kids are developmentally delayed he's participating in an event that may give him more insight into his own children's needs. If nothing else it will hopefully make him appreciate what a blessing children are, disabled or not.

what a freaking liar said...

so... when the camera is focused on her its "(sob) i miss my (sob) kids, i hate having to leave them (sob)" in reference to the custody nightmare....

but when the camera isnt on her, shes booking one publicity stunt after another... one booking after another...

home 3 or 4 days a month...

what a freaking liar.

oh- and she hates the paps and the living-in-the-public-eye part of her (kids) 'job'.

really kate? then stay home. with your kids.

on 2nd thought, its probably in their best interest for you to be gone. not-a-nanny is probably more familiar and more loving.

ihatefrogs said...

jasmine said...
Jon and Kate are like two opposing politicians running for office. They are both out on the campaign trail, trying to win over voters. Will someone please inform these two nut cases that there is no election.

Campaign 'Who Is The Better Parent' has come to and end. This weekend marks the beginning of Campaign 'Redemption'.

fidosmommy said...

Huh said....

However, I do think Kate would proclaim it to the world if they did and she knew. She would love the attention. Kate probably looks at all the press and good will someone like Jenny McCarthy gets (plus the interviews and book deals), and believes the same thing will happen to her. She would never be able to picture people critizing her even more for neglecting a child with special needs. Kate can't even recognize that she's neglecting her children now. She's just too delusional.

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I fully agree. Kate would milk a child's disability for all it was worth, as sad as that is to say about a mother. Oh woe, not only do I have 8, but one needs even MORE of my time, and he/she's always needing something, when do I get a break? Fix a meal, cook a meal, clean up a meal, deal with a special needs kid, feed a special needs kid, clean up the huge mess after. It's exhausting!

And all America would be asking "how DOES she do it?" and Kate would be fixing her hair for the limelight.

There are plenty of spaces open for people of notoriety to champion a cause. Even if they are controversial (Jenni, Brad Pitt, Ed Begley, Jr.) they can still make you think. Kate would
cause brains to shut down, I'm afraid. Sadly, she has nothing to teach us. She COULD have taught us a lot, but she chose to go after the prize instead of the goal.

Aunt Chris said...

I predict Kate's next charity will benefit...uhmmm, Kate!

Someone should tell her that ankle straps on hooker heels don't do the cankles any favors.

Claire said...

I'm not sure about the editing thing. Why wouldn't they stop showing the old promo where they're at the hay bales and Kate is shrieking at Jon to do something when there was nothing that needed to be done. Just last week I saw a rerun where they were at the zoo, Jon got a couple of words twisted (don't we all?) and Kate said, Jon you need to think before you speak." Really! They also recently showed a rerun of the family preparing for a long road trip, and they're bickering about the schedule, with Kate complaining how tired she is-Jon actually standing up for himself. It would be a HUMUNGOUS job to edit out of of Kate's nastiness.

KB said...

This is is response to the comments about Jon and Kate's time away from the kids this month. I think a calendar of when she's away would be interesting. Although people may criticise Jon being away at the time as Kate, that may have to do with the custody agreement, and if it is supposed to be her time or not, which makes her time away all the more interesting I think. After all, thinking back to the incident at the gate, Jon made the point of stating that it was his time and he wouldn't show up during hers. Whoopi even took Kate to town about showing up during Jon's time and that whether he intended to be home or not with the kids, it was his time and she had no right to be there.

We all know, Kate being the psycho she is, that if Jon asked or attempted to spend time with the kids when it is her turn, even though she's away for it, she'd not only have a fit, but make a huge publicity issue out of it. Jon or at least the new lawyer is hopefully smart enough to realise it. I could see her having a fit over it and claiming Jon stole her time or is trying to take the kids away, or some BS. The other, and more sinister thing I could see her doing and which she is highly capable of is agreeing thta he could and then calling the cops after he's there claiming he's there during her time without permission , that he took advantage while she was out of the house doing errands or some Kate bs line. I think Jon's smart enough not to do what he rightly criticised her for, invading her time.

The less time she spends with them, truthfully, the better it is for them as she's a selfish, manipulative, abusive shrew. But, the less time she spends with them during her part of the visitation is also likely to work in Jon's favour when it comes down to seeking custody and control. She's not out providing for her children so much as providing for herself, or at the very least whoring herself to the media for her own self-promotion.

not so far said...

Why does everyone think the kids were alone all weekend with a babysitter? Unless I missed something I don't understand why Jon wouldn't have done the Autism event in Philly and came home. The drive is an hour or so, not some long trek.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Fido'sMommy, I think you may be onto something.

I'm not saying K8 has pulled a Munchausen by Proxy, but I have my doubts that K8 would be above taking this route a way to a) remain in control, keeping attention on herself, b) portray herself as a saintly, altruistic mom, c) play the victim.

Ella LAG said...

The big news is that not even a month ago they were in the news for nothing, now they have to do charity stuff (which is good) to get a mention in the news (tabloid) so I think that the clock is ticking at, at least 13 or 14 minutes past fame!!! C YA

jd24 said...

"not so far said...
Why does everyone think the kids were alone all weekend with a babysitter? Unless I missed something I don't understand why Jon wouldn't have done the Autism event in Philly and came home. The drive is an hour or so, not some long trek".

It would depend on who had custody this weekend. You are right if it was Jon he could have gone to Philly and been back in a couple hours.

If it was Kate's turn they would have been with a babysitter. Even though Kate was away apparently Jon wouldn't have been allowed on the property.

Some editing said...

Regarding editing of the DVD's. On the show where Jon takes some of the kids to a ball game he messes up his words on the interview couch. Something about "them having children our ages." Kate jumps down his throat. It was even on Talk Soup. The next time I watched it, her nastiness was completely edited out. I also watched another re-run that had been edited and now can't remember what it was. I don't watch anymore, not even re-runs, but I guess you are right that they would have to edit 15-20 minutes to get out all her ugly comments. Wonder why they did some though and not others.

Midnight Serenade said...

"http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/new-photos-kate-gosselin-promotes-volunteerism-skating-event"

She certainly is proud of those "boops," isn't she?

Nasty Hateful Kate said...

Claire, during the Zoo episode, Kate also rudely told Jon to "stop looking at your physique and help me take care of your kids!". This was said while he was just looking down at the ground while talking with another man. How embarassing for Jon and so demeaning too. Back then, when the kids were naughty, she called them HIS kids. Her words indirectly told Jon and everyone around them, that while he may think he's got a nice physique, she does not. I was like WTH....what a sick woman.

BoycottTLC said...

Let's be honest. Reality stars are sort of like ticks. They are nearly impossible to kill because they become so addicted to the limelight. After Kate's talk show fails and J&K is cancelled, I would bet money that Kate will appear on Dancing with the Stars and Jon on Celebrity Fit Club. PS. One more reason to boycott TLC--the ultimate bottom of television--is their new TV show "My Monkey Baby." I guess exploiting small humans wasn't enough. Now they are encouraging people to adopt wildlife. This, from the same company that owns Animal Planet. Obviously, they've never seen their own shows about animal cruelty and the dangers of raising wild animals.

Mystical said...

Cheeta....ROFLOL on your post on wondering how Kate's interview with Mom Logic went. Every point was brilliantly written and hilarious. :-) Luv how you co-mingled fact with humor.

Cat said...

Anyone watch the Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda . Kathie Lee was talking about Kate and saying its time for her to leave the show. I guess when they both were on the Larry King show Larry asked Kathie Lee what advice she had about the paps and what she did when her kids were little. Kathie lee said I walked away from my show so I can get my family in order and make sure my kids ok. Kate was in the back with Kathie Lees daughter who overheard her say. Its called a paycheck. Its funny because I guess Cassidy said. My mom made alot of money on her show and walked away.


Kate is so much denial is sick.

gherkin said...

I saw Hoda and Kathie Lee talking about Kate too. Don't you think with all of the money Kate has made over the last few years and all of the freebies the family has been given---wouldn't they be pretty set financially? How much more does she want? I honestly believe it isn't all about the money. I think a good part of it is about Kate wanting to stay in the limelight and be a "star". She is so delusional. She thinks she can be the next Oprah or Tyra or someone like that. Go away Kate. We aren't interested in you.

But, I am afraid that at some point she will turn up on Dancing with the Stars like someone above posted. However, I'm also pretty certain she would get the boot pretty quick. and how could she justify being away from her kids all of that time?

She is just a total sicko.

nanb said...

While there alots of pictures of Jon at the Autism Speaks walk (not many published but sosugary has them) Kate apparently didn't stay long for the Stars, Stripes, & Skates show per us magazine.

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/kate-g-iceskating-2009289

Don't bother to click here it is:

Kate Gosselin: I'm Doing "Great"
Monday – September 28, 2009 – 10:08am

Comments (27) »
Kate Gosselin hit the ice over the weekend, attending the 8th annual "Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza" in Danbury, Conn., Sunday.

The reality mother of eight, 34, was on hand to show kids the importance of volunteering.

Asked how she is doing these days, she told Usmagazine.com, "Great, thanks."


Wearing a tight purple dress with big rhinestone jewelry and heels, Kate — who was with bodyguard Steve Neild — spent most of her time chatting with kids.

At one point during the event, she turned to a little girl who was in a wheelchair and told the girl that she "did a great job" and complimented the child on her "hair."

Kate asked her if she "liked ice skating." When the girl shook her head yes, Kate said, "Me too," and smiled.

She then posed for some more pictures before heading backstage for the show. Steve was right beside her as they walked down the stairs.

When she stepped onto the ice, she said hi. Everyone in the ice rink went crazy, cheering for her.


She announced one of the ice skaters and then walked off the ice and went straight to the production office with Steve.

When Kate got outside one fan said to her, "You're leaving already? But the show just started!"

Kate nodded her head and gave a little shrug. "Yes we are," she said, as Steve opened the passenger side door for her. The two sped off.

Kate's estranged husband Jon also was a do-gooder this weekend. On Saturday, he participated in the "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" event in Philadelphia.

Autism Mom still thinks jon should have stayed home said...

Until such time that it is announced that one of the tups is on the spectrum, it's all just speculation here. Yes, I too think some of the tups are delayed (which isn't all that uncommon in mulitples) but I'm not sure that any of them are on the spectrum and I would caution anyone from armchair diagnosis, just on the basis that what we view on this trainwreck of a show is heavily editted. Editting can hide problems... or it can be used to make a child seem worse than he is. The show is pure bullcrap and we all know it's not real.

The charity in question seemed to have done the right thing by closing him off in a tent for most of the day. The only official celebrity photos attached to the official website of that event are that of Holly Robinson Peete, who has gone public with her diagnosed child and does a hell of a lot more for that charity than show up with a skateboard.

I believe in awareness, but I don't think that EVERY celebrity is branded equal in this cause. Until such time that there is admission that someone he cares about is on the autism spectrum, I just see it as yet another attempt at damage control by PR people set out to pit Jon's reputation against Kate's and I don't think either of them are deserving of anything. That Philadelphia walk has been around for seven years. Why now? This charity has scored a lot of celebrity endorsements, including a whole album of pictures of celebrities "caught wearing the pin" and I think he just wants in on it. If he had chose some other autism charity, I'd be more conviced he wasn't doing it for the publicity - but he picks the one founded by the former chairman of NBC? Hmmm.

Just my opinion. Time will tell.

I will recant if I see him do something more substantive besides show up on Walk day or this becomes at least an anuual thing for him... but right now it's a hollow gesture and I think both of them should step back and stop using these events for their own selfish gains. Behind these events are real people with real problems and struggling families should not be pimped for their gain.

konspiracytheory said...

Two of the tups received PT through Easter Seals as babies (read it in an article a loooong time ago). While I could see Kate going the "poor me" route if any of the kids had disabilities, I could also see her completely sweeping it under the rug to maintain (what she thinks is) a perfect image for her children (you know, the whole narcissism thing).

silimom said...

Kathie lee said I walked away from my show so I can get my family in order and make sure my kids ok. Kate was in the back with Kathie Lees daughter who overheard her say. Its called a paycheck. Its funny because I guess Cassidy said. My mom made alot of money on her show and walked away.

*****
Okay, but to be fair to Kate (I can't believe those words came out of my mouth), comparing Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford with Jon & Kate is like comparing apples and oranges. Kathie Lee and Frank did not have to use their children to GET famous - they actually had talent themselves which enabled them to have successful careers in sports and media PRIOR to having children. And, whatever you think of them personally or their beliefs, they're still together, so they made it work somehow.

Kate has to grab on to whatever $ or fame she can at this point because the gravy train is coming to an end and she knows that she won't be able to maintain her lifestyle. What's sad is that, while not the sharpest tool in the shed, Jon is, I believe, fundamentally a good man and for whatever reason he loved her. And she took that and stomped all over it. She didn't have to do all this alone. Kate has no one to blame for where she's at in her life but herself. Hopefully, losing it all will make her realize that and she can become a better person and grow from the experience.

cheryl said...

Talk about editing - my favorite putdown was/is " Don't talk over me, you should know better by now".
If all the putdowns were editing out, what would be left?
Love the recaps, haven't watched either the new or reruns in months.
Nothing new to see, periodically, we
all have bitchy kids or spouses.
Remember the Bickersons?
Hope the school year goes well for all the kids.

PA Woman said...

gherkin said...
I saw Hoda and Kathie Lee talking about Kate too. Don't you think with all of the money Kate has made over the last few years and all of the freebies the family has been given---wouldn't they be pretty set financially? How much more does she want? I honestly believe it isn't all about the money.
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If they had maintained their life style, and put away the extra especially from the high paying Season 5 yes, they would be in good shape. However, they adjusted their life style to their salary. And, now, Kate at least expects to maintain that new life style. It's called greed.

jasmine said...

Kate on Dancing with the Stars, now that's funny. Her dance partner would have an easier time dancing with a horse. Can't imagine Kate with her unattractive hoofs allowing a man to lead her around any floor. She doesn't appear to be very coordinated either.

rural mom said...

Kate needs to get her own show asap so that we viewers can have the satification of watching the show tank and Kate not having Jon, her kids or her family to blame for her loss.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Kate will NEVER give up the limelight...She's too addicted to the attention, and will do, say, and be anything she has to to keep the spotlight on her. You just have to watch videos of her on a stage (any stage, anywhere) and you can see how she totally believes that she is IT! It will take many more months before she fades out of the public's consciousness, but fade she will eventually, because she has no talent or ability that is truely marketable. She can't sing, dance, act, talk intelligently, or write. She is just what you see...a vain, vacuous, self-centered yahoo.

Suzi said...

This was posted on the Paula Deen website "Forum" regarding the taping of the "MomLogic" pilot with Kate:

"Sep 25, 2009 Hey, I was there! It was an interesting experience and Paula is just as real as she appears to be through the TV screen.

Read the comments about Kate. Sadly, I think Kate detracted from Paula's show rather and enhanced it. I have been through a divorce, and can truly understand her plight. But her "me, me, me, I, I, I" attitude comes through. Not once did she express more than a passing concern for her KIDS. And Paula, your fans' comments say it all. Best of luck to Kate, but Paula, she did not create a favorable impression for your new show- a memorable one, yes, but....!"

Ms.Peach said...

Radar reports Kate's facebook is a FAKE. It was bogus when "Kate" proclaimed, “With ratings falling, this might be the last season of Jon and Kate Plus 8. I'm not sure yet-"

fidosmommy said...

Kate asked her if she "liked ice skating." When the girl shook her head yes, Kate said, "Me too," and smiled.

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Interesting. I remember that when it was Cara's turn for an outing, Kate and Jon took her ice skating.
Kate walked around the ice in her street shoes, saying something about it being dangerous for her to
ice skate.....my impression was that Kate just didn't skate, period. I understood that, because neither do I. Don't like it, which is fine.

zee said...

The kids weren't there were they? Is this article wrong?

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/kate-gosselin-ice-queen-219204/

"Monday, September 28, 2009
Kate Gosselin: Ice Queen

Enjoying some frozen fun over the weekend, Kate Gosselin was spotted attending the 8th annual Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza on Saturday (September 26).

The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” mother looked to be having a great time at the Danbury, Connecticut event, smiling and chatting with press as she arrived."

zee said...

Sorry the second part didn't post..

"When asked how she’s been doing lately, Kate gave a quick, “Great, thanks,” reply before directing her attention back to her kids, with bodyguard Steve Neild helping out.

Once inside, Kate mingled with the cast of the show backstage before stepping out onto the ice (amidst deafening applause) and announcing one of the skaters."

Ms.Peach said...

That Celebrity Gossip article must have come from Kate's PR people. What I read said she did what she was paid to do, then Steve and her took off early. They didn't stick around at all.

clarifying said...

"fidosmommy said...

Kate asked her if she "liked ice skating." When the girl shook her head yes, Kate said, "Me too," and smiled.

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Interesting. I remember that when it was Cara's turn for an outing, Kate and Jon took her ice skating.
Kate walked around the ice in her street shoes, saying something about it being dangerous for her to
ice skate.....my impression was that Kate just didn't skate, period. I understood that, because neither do I. Don't like it, which is fine"

Clearly the little girl doesn't skate, she's in a wheelchair. Kate's question was obviously about whether the child liked watching ice skating. Maybe Kate likes watching too?

Pony said...

zee said... "The kids weren't there were they? Is this article wrong?"

No, Steve was there.
The kids were home, with Jon once he got back from Philadelphia if it was his weekend; alone if not.

jivetalking said...

jasmine said...
Kate on Dancing with the Stars, now that's funny. Her dance partner would have an easier time dancing with a horse. Can't imagine Kate with her unattractive hoofs allowing a man to lead her around any floor. She doesn't appear to be very coordinated either.

The only person Kate would allow as her dance partner on Dancing With the Stars is her 'silver fox' body gaurd. After all, Steve Neild is the ONLY one allowed to come within an inch of those fake boobies of hers. Additionally, when it comes to Kate Gosselin, Steve has endured years and years of special op training to learn the art of 'dancing' around the truth'.

liz123 said...

Wendy Williams just announced on her show that last weeks j&k+8 ratings were an all time low of....1.7 mill an all time low for the show... idk if its accurate but i hope so

this too shall pass said...

Not sure its a great idea to go to Paula Deen's website...they might just think what a great idea it was to pick Kate for the talkshow, look how much attention Paula's getting, how many additional hits on her website, etc. (even if all the comments are bad, its still traffic at Paula's website)

But do what you want. Kate will go away at some point.

She doesn't have that much to offer, IMO.

Ohio Buckeye said...

JiveTalking said...re: K8 on Dancing with the Stars*******

You are so right! Any partner of K8's better be prepared to allow the Control Queen to lead (and bark out orders and criticize and complain) the entire time.

And what was that she once said of Colin, when he wanted to climb into her lap (but she was too busy picking out bunk beds to be bothered, even though the poor kid as in pain): "This boy is like an antelope" ....I guess he got K8's genetics, eh? CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, Go, K8ie, Go, you dancing fool you.

chillywilly said...

The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” mother looked to be having a great time at the Danbury, Connecticut event, smiling and chatting with press as she arrived."

Kate always has a 'great time' when it's just HER and HER body gaurd!

jibberjabbers said...

http://www.examiner.com/x-11363-Dallas-TV-Examiner~y2009m9d28-Jon-and-Kate-Plus-8-Kate-Gosselin-disappoints-some-fans-at-charity-event

Kate didn't spend much time at the event. She announced the next act, then took off with Steve to their trailer.

fidosmommy said...

clarifying said...
"fidosmommy said...

Kate asked her if she "liked ice skating." When the girl shook her head yes, Kate said, "Me too," and smiled.

****

Interesting. I remember that when it was Cara's turn for an outing, Kate and Jon took her ice skating.
Kate walked around the ice in her street shoes, saying something about it being dangerous for her to
ice skate.....my impression was that Kate just didn't skate, period. I understood that, because neither do I. Don't like it, which is fine"

Clearly the little girl doesn't skate, she's in a wheelchair. Kate's question was obviously about whether the child liked watching ice skating. Maybe Kate likes watching too?

*****

Maybe. Here's the part I guess I was confused by: "Kate — who was with bodyguard Steve Neild — spent most of her time chatting with kids. At one point during the event, she turned to a little girl who was in a wheelchair and told the girl that she "did a great job" and complimented the child on her "hair."


A good job at doing what, if not going out on the ice? I know some wheelchair users can go out on the ice to zoom around. The little brother of a school friend of mine was in a wheelchair and he "skated" on the ice every winter at the rink. So I guess I was thinking about him when I read that this little girl had done a good job at something.

This is hardly a big deal issue -
it doesn't matter. At least that little girl has a good impression of Kate Gosselin. I can't begrudge her that.

JaxMom said...

Kathie Lee talking about Kate on Larry King occurs around 10:45. Here's the link:http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/33056821#33056821

nanb said...

Speaking of Larry King, Jon is going to be Larry King n Thursday. I'll watch that.

jibberjabbers said...

Oh no, Please Jon, be civilized and don't bash your baby mama on Larry King. No more, "I despise her". LOL

Although sincere and genuinely cares for his kids, he does say things that gets him in trouble..

And no more Ed Hardy crap.

enoughalready said...

Oh No. Jon - no more interviews please. Do not dig a bigger ditch for your self. I trust you are a good person, a better parent than whatsherface so please no more interviews, no more pap shots, no more appearances except if its with your children. Keep all your activities private and to yourself only. We do not want to hear about your escapades, your private life - no more please. He said, she said dramas will never work. It just spurns people away from you and your cause.

Kate is a waste of space said...

Ms.Peach said...

Radar reports Kate's facebook is a FAKE. It was bogus when "Kate" proclaimed, “With ratings falling, this might be the last season of Jon and Kate Plus 8. I'm not sure yet-"
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Did you really think Kate would say that about her own show? I didn't believe it from the start. Not from the woman who is putting that damn show before her marriage, kids, EVERYTHING.

Now I see said...

"With booms and lenses abound, it's a big reminder that the Gosselin Family Business is still making a television show--one that has been on a serious decline since it's explosive debut in June, ushering in Jon and Kate's divorce announcement"
___________________________________
The above quote from Radaronline indicates to me that they are considering the show's "debut" to be back in June. This makes sense, because they keep saying that 1.7 million viewers was their lowest amount ever, but there is no way. Previous epidosdes, especially prior to season 4, defintely couldn't have had even that many viewers. So of course it's the biggest ratings drop of all time if you are looking at that small window. In fact, the divorce episode was probably the largest ratings HIKE compared to some of last years episodes. Makes so much more sense now.

Just Curious said...

Ms.Peach said...
That Celebrity Gossip article must have come from Kate's PR people. What I read said she did what she was paid to do, then Steve and her took off early. They didn't stick around at all.

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How do you know that what you read is true and the other article is false?

Ms.Peach said...

I am conflicted about Jon doing Larry King. Hopefully he has been undergoing some instruction on how to answer questions. I hope he announces that he wants the show off the air and will make sure that happens. He does that, and I will never criticize him again.

She's come undone said...

Why is it that everwhere Kate goes she gets a large audience and people clap and cheer when they see her? I do not know a single person who likes her and this is verified by the continued drop in ratings. Yet everywhere she goes you would think people love and adore her. I really don't get it. Does she ever get booed? Does anyone ever protest her appearances? You can see why she thinks she all that.

Laura said...

I find it interesting that Radar Online is showing Kate picking up dance supplies with the kids (of course, with the TLC cameras in tow.) Is she actually signing the girls up for normal extra-curricular activities that they could be (gasp) exposed to other kids? For years, GWOP folks have encouraged her to sign the girls up for Scouts, etc. I hope for these kids' sake that they be allowed to take some of these lessons without the camera in tow.

BarbMae said...

Nooooooo! Jon on Larry King? Why can't he just stay quiet until the divorce is final. I can't believe the paps follow him around like puppy dogs. There was tons of pictures of him in New York. I wonder if his mouthpiece, I mean lawyer will be on w/him so Jon doesn't shoot himself in the foot like in his last interview. Jon zip it or should I say zip both....

gherkin said...

Go to the Baltimore Sun today and click on entertainment. David Zurauik has written a column about the very near demise of the show.

Show has a new name.... said...

Wasn't sure if this was posted any where yet??

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

Meems said...

The onbly time Kate is truly happy is when she is sitting on stage in that chair, talking. She lights up like a Christmas tree and people just eat it up. I can't see her doing a show w/ Paula Dean--that woman will eat her alive if she tries her Kateness w/ her. I imagine that is why Kate is suddenly cooking, she's practicing. I have seen her cook since she made her "annual soup" last year, enough for 6 whole meals.

Steph said...

The show is about to become Kate Plus 8... seriously!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090929/ap_en_tv/us_tv_jon___kate_changes

Lisa said...

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

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

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

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

I'm going to go barf now.

PA Woman said...

nanb said...
Speaking of Larry King, Jon is going to be Larry King n Thursday. I'll watch that.

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Especially interesting since it's being reported that the court date to finalized the divorce is also Thursday.

Donna Day said...

BREAKING NEWS: Jon Gosselin will be dropped from the show and will relaunch in november as "kate plus 8"


http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/09/29/kate-plus-8/#comments

shelbysmom said...

Kate plus 8- No Jon is just the beginning of the end of this show!!! I don't think TLC just dumped him. I truley think it was a mutual decision if not all of Jon's. He gets money from having his children on the show whether he is or not. We all know they are not putting all away in trust funds for the kids.

Gosselins Kids all the way said...

So it's finally happened! TLC has kicked Jon to the curb and sticking with 'your highness Khate'. Here is an article from New Jersey Star Ledger:

TV and Film
Latest news and listingsAlan Sepinwall »
'Jon & Kate Plus 8' to dump Jon, become 'Kate Plus 8'
By Alan Sepinwall
September 29, 2009, 11:31AM

Jon Gosselin has been dumped from the cast of his own reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
TLC has finally come up with a coping strategy for the real-life schism at the center of "Jon & Kate Plus 8": they're ditching Jon and throwing their lot in with Kate.

The cable channel announced today that when the series returns with new episodes in November, it will be retitled "Kate Plus 8," focusing on Kate Gosselin as single mom, while Jon Gosselin will be reduced to Very Special Guest Star on his own show, in his own life.

"The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family," boasted another awkward press release about this whole mess, "but will now include a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life. TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis."

It will be interesting to see if the rating go down any lower if it's just Kate on her own. I definitely won't be watching. Haven't for a while and never will!

zoey said...

i just read that Jon is officially FIRED from TLC

SarahP said...

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

so i guess it is time for "kate plus 8"...no more jon?

PA Woman said...

redrivergrl said...
I have no respect for the people who interview her because none of them ask the hard questions... like what happened to Beth? Did she write your book? Where's your family in all of this? Not one person has asked her any of these questions.
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I doubt that they have researched the situation enough to know to ask these questions. Or the ones that have, made an agreement not to ask to get the intervieew.

Ms.Peach said...

Just Curious said...
Ms.Peach said...
That Celebrity Gossip article must have come from Kate's PR people. What I read said she did what she was paid to do, then Steve and her took off early. They didn't stick around at all.

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How do you know that what you read is true and the other article is false?

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True. I read this on Us.

She announced one of the ice skaters and then walked off the ice and went straight to the production office with Steve.

When Kate got outside one fan said to her, "You're leaving already? But the show just started!"

Kate nodded her head and gave a little shrug. "Yes we are," she said, as Steve opened the passenger side door for her. The two sped off.

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The reason I believe there is some validity to the Us info is that Kate did the same thing at the book signings. She took off early leaving some unhappy fans.

Frood said...

I'll probably be the millionth person to post this, but...

Jon Gosselin Dropped from Jon & Kate Plus 8

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


It was only a matter of time.

AZ mom said...

Guess Kate was not a total hit at the Ice Skating charity event in CT. She got out of there as soon as possible. At least Jon ran for his event and think it was a sincere event. Kate trying to compete with Jon and go the concerned for people thus a charity but could not quite pull it off.

http://www.examiner.com/x-11363-Dallas-TV-Examiner~y2009m9d28-Jon-and-Kate-Plus-8-Kate-Gosselin-disappoints-some-fans-at-charity-event

New name "Kate + 8" said...

I SEE THAT TLC RENAMED THE SHOW "KATE PLUS EIGHT" They refuse to give up. Please, give us a break.

PA Woman said...

The show is "Kate plus Eight" starting Nov 2nd.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/092909_Jon_And_Kate_Changes

The sheeple are loving it already, saying that TLC dumped Jon.

silimom said...

And GWOP calls it yet again! We've been saying since before the divorce was announced that Jon would be dumped and the show restructured to become Kate + 8. And don't feel bad, I think that idea did not come from here. I think it was a no brainer for TLC to head that way. Kate is on Team TLC and will do whatever they want.

Now one thing I noted - the press release did not say that Jon was never going to be on again, but that it would be more infrequent. The also said they maintain their exclusive relationship with him, which means in my book that they agree to keep paying him so he doesn't cause problems for the show.

Larry King should be interesting.

wanicaelizabeth said...

I like Jon. I really believe he loves the kids. I am sad because think with kate, he(by extenstenion kids) will always get the short end of the stick. Now, Jon and the kids are stuck with Kate having sole control of the money. I have been been rewatching some of the older shows, like the musical one, and k8 demanding the kids be bathed and in the bed within 20 min.

Ms.Peach said...

I think Hailey and Jon may be toast. I predict Hailey will be on some tabloid this week.

organizedblogroll said...

Do you think the timing of Jon being dumped had anything to do with Hailey being put on Gosselin website?

Maybe he did it intentionally to get fired.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Do you think the timing of Jon being dumped had anything to do with Hailey being put on Gosselin website?

Maybe he did it intentionally to get fired


The Gosselin web site is run by a company based in California. I doubt Jon had anything to do with Hailey being put on that website.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Jon a 'Very Special Guest Star' on the 'realest reality show on TV' that is supposed to be HIS LIFE? (Didn't K8 explain that "The show is our life and our life is the show"?)

How does one come to be a 'very special guest star' in his own life.

What a crock o'crap. Way too weird, TLC - you are really scraping the barrel now.

Mon in AZ said...

E-online....
"Kate Gosselin On Ice: A True Diva Show

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b146596_kate_gosselin_on_ice_true_diva_show.html

A must read....Our Kate will never change ever for charity

organizedblogroll said...

Wow, apparently, she was a bitch on wheels:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b146596_kate_gosselin_on_ice_true_diva_show.html

Suzi said...

I just saw the E! Online article and am horrified! The best part - did you see the one comment that said "It sounds like most of the problem was with TLC" or something of that nature. WHAT??? Are the sheeple really that brainless?????

Claire said...

Part of an article I just read:
Kate Gosselin on Ice: A True Diva Show
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b146596_kate_gosselin_on_ice_true_diva_show.html
"Nikki finally comes out of the bathroom and we're trying to get her to the stage, but the security guard blocks her from getting to the stage!" Hoffman says. "He didn't bodycheck her, but he definitely nudged her out of the way."
(That's too bad—Blonsky has been known to defend herself.)
Physically getting Gosselin to the show wasn't an easy feat, either.
While she sweetly waived any sort of appearance fee, the octomom insisted that the Heritage Foundation foot the bill for a car service to shuttle her and Neild from Washington, D.C., to Danbury, a trek of more than five hours.
Such a request would inevitably ring up quite a cab fare for the small nonprofit, so one of the skater's mothers offered her services—and that of her shiny 2010 SUV—to pick them up and bring them to the event.
"When she pulled up to the hotel in Washington, Kate's bodyguard came up to the car and said she wasn't getting in," an insider tells E! News.
Neild told the generous mother that Gosselin, who had been informed of the transportation provided in advance, required a stretch limo with a divider. Only after the skating mother left to make the lengthy journey alone did the Gosselin camp set up their own chariot.
But that wasn't the end of it.
"It was really difficult to find a place to get her into the building because she wanted a side entrance, no crowd, no parking garage, and she needed to be dropped off right next to the entrance," Hoffman recalls. "It took three security guards and two others to get her to her dressing room."
Gosselin wasn't exactly friendly to the A-list skaters, either.
"She didn't even look at anybody," Johnny Weir tells E! News of meeting the reality star and posing with her on the red carpet.
After all that, Gosselin's actual participation in the show wound up lasting less than a minute.
Near the beginning of the show, she stepped out to a crowd chanting her name and introduced Derrick Delmore. And that was it.
"She did her little speech in the beginning of the show and left," Weir says. "Kate Gosselin was playing the diva act…I was disappointed to meet her and I was so disappointed she was involved in the show. It was such a waste."

readerlady said...

Wow! If Johnny Weir, who's been known to exhibit Diva behavior on more than one occasion, calls someone a Diva, then you know someone's been behaving badly. And to prevent a star from getting on stage - unbelievable! Just why does Khate demand a stretch limo with a divider? She afraid someone will catch her making out with the Bodyguard? What a nasty and ungracious way to behave toward someone who went out of her way to be helpful. Bet The Heritage Foundation doesn't invite Khate to make an appearance again any time soon.

nanb said...

NY Times Media Decoder has a blog about the show today. Please post there as people in the industry read that blog.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/now-its-kate-plus-eight/?scp=1&sq=media%20decoder&st=cse

Free Ride said...

Why did Kate n' Steve need a limo from a Washington, DC hotel to CONNECTICUT?

Don't they live in PA? Or Baltimore?

Plane tickets would've been cheaper.

They have been getting a free ride for WAY too long.

Dobzy said...

Just tried to read that eonline article and it's been removed!

nanb said...

I like this article, no wonder it isn't in a US paper:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Kate+Plus+Kate+Gosselin+cookbook+back+burner/1748257/story.html

For those who don't want to click:

When you make a living putting your name to ghostwritten books on the topic of mothering, a divorce can put a kink in your future earnings.

This is the lesson Jon and Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin is learning right now as her upcoming book, Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories, has been shelved while she sorts out her marriage split.

The tome was due to hit bookstores on October 13, but Christian book publisher Zondervan has reportedly had second thoughts regarding selling a book about 'making memories' considering the bad memories eight innocent children will be saddled with going forward.

The release has already faced criticism from several quarters, with reviewers accusing Kate Gosselin of swiping recipes from grocery packaging and magazines, so the mother of eight is reportedly busy revising the book.

Or her ghostwriter is.

The very public disintegration of the Gosselin marriage had fed tabloid headlines for months, with the couple initially denying anything was amiss before Jon Gosselin's late night indiscretions with 23-year-old Deanna Hummel caught up with him.

With the one-time top rating TV show on hiatus while the producers reassess and rejig the series, the Gosselins have a lot of spare time on their hands, which has led to rumours that Jon would write a book (he denies it), that the couple would sue the series producers (no substance to that one yet), that Jon was actually dating the daughter of his wife's plastic surgeon (where does he find the time?), and that Hummel would be included in future incarnations of the show (TLC says they won't).

But for all the conjecture, several questions surrounding the reality TV couple remain unanswered. The divorce papers reportedly show that the couple had lived apart for the past two years, which would mean their 'renewing their vows' episode, where the family got a free holiday in Hawaii, would have been a complete lie. Allegations that Job's recent trip to Park City, Utah to go snowboarding with special needs children was actually a front to spend some quality time with his girlfriend have also been prominent in the media.

One thing is for sure, one of "America's most close-knit families" (as they're described on the back cover of Kate Gosselin's upcoming book) has few lessons left to teach, unless the topic is "how to get famous, wealthy and leave your kids with a broken home."

nanb said...

I submitted a question to Larry King for Jon's interview.

l asked him when was the last time the children have seen their maternal grandparents? And if he had any intention of healing the wounds with them.

I doubt he get asked it, but if he at least reviews the questions prior to the interview maybe it will put a little suggestion in his head.

Az mom said...

The e-online article about Kate being a deva is still on line with a different URL

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b146596_kate_gosselin_on_ice_true_diva_show.html

This is must read

abbra said...

A couple of Scenarios here:

1. Months ago we stated J&K would get back together and their divorce business was just another stunt to keep the shows ratings high.

2. Jon got himself one bad azzed woman hating lawyer who is going to take Kate for every penny he can get out of her since it was she that wanted the separation. Jon has claimed Kate was hiding money. Kate better have records of accountings of ALL the money they have earned and whats banked and what has been spent and it better match up with all hers and jons spending.

If you think about it TLC changes the name of the show to Kate plus 8 which cuts Jon off from collecting any money she makes as the show continues. A nice legal ploy on Kate and TLC's part but it backfires when Jon decides to stay the divorce for now and dicker around for a larger piece of the pie or reconcile with his honey!

AuntieBon said...

While it was kind of Kate Gosselin to wave her traditional speaking fee demanding that she be transported via stretch limo to a charity event and that they pick up the tab was something her PR firm should have quashed.

BTW most people DRIVE when getting through the airport security and the flight itself would take longer than a drive. Apparently the diva was concerned that TMZ and her millions of fans wouldn't allow her to travel without being bothered.

Or was it quality time with the bodyguard that she was concerned about.

Wish she spent as much time with her kids as she does with the 'bodyguard'

Sigh....

Gina,Please! said...

Ok this is a bit (?) much. A limo w/a DIVIDER, for a Loooong car ride to CT, with STEVE??
I tell you what, if Gina Neild doesn't get her head out by NOW, then I say Fool me once, shame on you/Fool me twice...well, you know!
Absurd!

gherkin said...

ALL FILMING AT THE GOSSELIN HOME HAS BEEN ORDERED TO STOP BY JON'S ATTORNEYS. This was just reported on the Early Show this morning. Jon's attorneys have issued official documents ordering all TLC filming to stop immediately on the Gosselin property. If any of the crews set foot on the property, police will be called.

Dobzy said...

John halts production at his house? Who cares? They never shoot at their house anyway. I guess that's all he can do!

No more filming, period said...

Jon and his attorney cancelled production of the show, period. Not at the house, not anywhere. He does not want his kids filmed anymore and they are taking TLC to court. TLC already received a cease and dissist order, and Jon's people put the sign on the front of the house. The show is over.

Sissy said...

Eileen O'Niell is a woman of very low morals. Being a mother herself, how does she look at herself in the mirror every morning.

She is greedy and just plain evil.
TLC will not be in my house ever again.