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

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Kate is hillbilly said...

How soon will TLC drop the show? Last week's rating is so low. It's not profitable.

a rose is a rose said...

Don't let Jon or Kate tell us that TLC doesn't OWN them. That's why both their Atlantic City scheduled appearences were cancelled by TLC.
TLC gets a say in everything and anything they can do while under contract. Like Larry King asked Kate "why do you let the network run your life." and she said "no, they don't." Well Kate, YES they do.

Sugarpop said...

I never saw the ratings numbers from last week. What were they?

fidosmommy said...

I understand the Dude Ranch episode was 1.5 million and the
battleship episode was 1.9 million.

That's unofficial, since nobody has been able to find a reliable
source of information on it.

No news is pretty telling, IMO.

anna said...

The 1.5 and 1.9 ratings weren't correct. They stemmed from somebody mis-reading the stats but they represented some sort of percentage of people who watched, not millions. I don't think they've been properly interpreted for the public yet.

Pretty fed up... said...

The video of the kids taking swings at the dogs stirred up a question in my mind.

In the event the tups did something dangerous, like setting the house on fire, or grabbing a knife, or ganging up on one of their siblings; would the filming crew just continue to film or would they step in and prevent the kids from proceeding?

Is being behind the camera something that would make the crew nothing more than observers, or do you think they'd have enough common sense to interfere?

goawayfools said...

It HAS been difficult to find an easily understandable source for the ratings these past two weeks. Radaronline, for instance, usually publishes the ratings yet hasn't lately. Is it because they are in cahoots with TLC and want to keep the ratings hush hush? Or are the sources ROL usually gets its info from not discussing the ratings? The show really sucks now and I guess the powers that be do not want the general public to know the show is tanking to avoid more negative buzz. Why torture the kids, especially for an unsuccessful show? Somehow they could justify the trauma the kids have and will suffer when the ratings were good? Aaarrrggghh...

Vallonio said...

Just got my Ladies Home Journal....and the ladies from the View are on the cover. In the article they say their show is really reality....and Joy Behar says" look at Jon and Kate Plus 8...they've been faking that show for 2 years". Hmmmm....didnt you invite that lady to cohost with you next week???

Trying to grow in my faith said...

I regress, but please help me understand. I used to want to believe that Jon would "save the day" for his hurting children, that he would stop this horrible nightmare, for THEM. But he hasn't! He continues to spend their money and state, "it's not my fault"!

I believe that Kate is abusive, verbally/emotionally, but why can't Jon stand up for his kids. He clearly states that the show is not affecting them adversely, yet we are to sympathize with him that the show is hurting him??? I don't get it.

OverwithKON~~ said...

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20302535,00.html

This pic and the upcoming skit by a real d-lister, makes K8 a real zero lister! This is my fav pic of K8 ever! LOL! Ha Ha! Can wait for the skit!

Underpaid said...

For the life of me, I can't figure out the now-cancelled Atlantic City appearances. I've seen magicians, singers and comedians perform at the casinos there. Exactly what were Jon and Kate going to do there?

Ms.Peach said...

fidosmommy said...
I understand the Dude Ranch episode was 1.5 million and the
battleship episode was 1.9 million.

That's unofficial, since nobody has been able to find a reliable
source of information on it.

No news is pretty telling, IMO.
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I have no idea where those numbers came from. The official numbers will be out next week. It's very telling that TLC did not put out a press release about the overnight ratings, so they must have been very low. They don't want the bad publicity about how the show has gone downhill.

AnnieHan said...

In looking for last weeks rating, I came across a VERY interesting article:

"At this point, any conversation is good conversation because it keeps the show, and the network, at the top of everyone's mind"

So any time you click on pictures at ANY website to see whatever antics they are up to - TLC gets happy. Even leaving a negative comment about the show makes TLC happy. Because we're still TALKING about them, and that's what TLC wants!!

So, from now on, I will NOT click the 'see more photos' button, and no more comments. Once people stop talking about Jon and Kate - that's when the show will end.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/08/20/2009-08-20_jon_and_kate_gosselin_separating_from_plus_8_viewers_ditching_tlc_show_in_wake_o.html

Tracy T said...

Check this out! It is funny as hell. Kathy Griffin dressed up like Kate for a skit to be shown on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday.

Here's the link for a picture on People.com:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20302535,00.html

pinkdiamond611 said...

When does "Sweeps Month" officially begin? That is when we will see the real shenanigans hit the fan. It is starting with JonBoys interview with Chris Cuomo and it will build up to another "special interview" on the show, just wait and see. But this time, it will not work because the general public is over them.

K8 ain't GR8 said...

All the media coverage TOTALLY backfired on the both of them - and now there is no going back because nobody cares about them!

Whether they fade away from the limelight or overwhelm the public with media displays of desperation, NOBODY CARES!

It's completely unflattering to watch Kate whine over and over about Jon when everyone knows she is lying through her fake teeth.

It's also completely pathetic to watch Jon behave like an A-lister hosting pool parties with star struck bimbos.

The ratings have vanished from last week's episode and we all know why.

stopthemadness said...

I knew it! Kate would get full of herself and money hungry for all these interviews she could be doing to leverage her FAME, and go out to try and do all these "events" and TLC would jerk the reins on their prize pony - yes, we love and pamper you, baby doll-- but don't ever forget who is paying your bills.

They are like her Sugar Daddy.

kate won't like that. I see a break in the relations between her and TLC. They have invested a ton and are now in a position to recoup some of that and she's screwing it up for them.

I don't get Kate or Jon in Atlantic City or Las Vegas. What have these people ever done that makes them seem like a fit for that kind of venue? I mean Jon appears to be a drunken party boy so I guess it kind of fits him if that is the image he wants to maintain, but Kate?

How far does the makeover from Penna hausfrau go? Is she going to do a pole dance like Nini on Real Housewives of Atlanta?

Would love to be a fly on the wall at TLC, I wish one of their staffers who is in the know would come here and inform us on what the real negotiations and concerns are, and their likelihood of having a Season 7. (This is season 6 right?)

stopthemadness said...

Reading the message board on Gosselins - the people writing in to state that those who say negative things about this show are just people from GWOP who hate Kate - it's hilarious.

The idea that all the millions of viewers who turned off their tv when this show came on, are all doing this because they "hate" Kate and were influenced by this site - ? Didn't know we were so popular.

The argument seems to be that A, anyone who objects to this show is jealous of Kate, and B, why is there no outcry about Little People Big World or Toddlers in Tiaras, it must be about hating Kate!

It's kind of like saying, if you see a child being abused you should not attempt to help him or her because there are other abused children. Hello?

People have real concerns about the show and how it affects the kids. Kate is easy to make fun of because she's such an @ss, but I couldn't care less what happens to her or if she has massive success fame and fortune in some other venue that does not rely on exploiting the kids she should be protecting.

Weaselling in under the laws of Penna that do not protect the kids, is really CREEPY to use a Whoopi word. What kind of mother does this?

Sidney said...

The video of the kids taking swings at the dogs stirred up a question in my mind.

In the event the tups did something dangerous, like setting the house on fire, or grabbing a knife, or ganging up on one of their siblings; would the filming crew just continue to film or would they step in and prevent the kids from proceeding?

Is being behind the camera something that would make the crew nothing more than observers, or do you think they'd have enough common sense to interfere?

9/05/2009 5:25 AM
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I have wondered similarily, remembering the episode where Collin was trying very hard to bite one of his brother's on the back. This was when they were very young. I watched, horrified, wondering if the adults in the room would allow it. Thankfully, he couldn't quite get enough to actually bite down.

But the kids have hit each other lots and lots of times, and have fallen off things and were in other precarious situations, and the crew keeps right on filming.

Maybe it is my mothering instinct, but I could never continue to let those awful moments actually occur without trying to put a stop to them.

Kittycat said...

I hate to admit that I have still been watching...BUT I could only stomach half of the dude ranch episode....I AM NOW FINISHED with it. What would make TLC think we care to watch Khate learning to shoot a gun or pretend to be afraid of horses. She was rude to the people that ran the ranch...mostly only interacting with tlc crew. The boys need a speech therapist...the girls look so sad. What a disfunctional bunch. I am disgusted by what has happened to that family. Shame on Jon and Khate for putting their own selfishness and greed ahead of their family. Too bad they don't realize that just because the kids live in a mansion with more stuff and trips then they will ever need does not make for healthy happy well adjusted kids.
Shame, shame on them.

Anne said...

I guess no one at TLC heard overexposure can be a bad thing. We've been bombarded with J&K all summer and ratings drop, even with Kate on the cover of People.

No Drama Mama said...

Good catch on the LHJ article. I wonder if Kate's people will cancel her in fear of Joy or someone else starting crap with her.....

Di the Elder said...

Other posters have mentioned current episodes are not filmed at the house.
Could it be that filming on the Gosselin property has been found to be a violation of the local zoning. I've lived in a city where having a yardsale more than 6 times a year is considered "business" and no business activity was tolerated in the residential zoning.
Those particular city officials would have had a stroke at an on-going multi-million dollar TV show being produced in a residential area.
Maybe some of the neighbors who post here could tell us how strict the area is with zoning...?

plastic Kate said...

Kathy Griffin plays Kate is actually a compliment to Kate. Kathy Griffin has a much better body than Kate. She has earned it by doing exercise daily.

Kate's body is saggy and yucky. Her whole body is the work of plastic surgeons.

Kate never likes outdoor and exercise. She is an indoor loser who likes to sit and lounge. She can have as many liposuction she likes but her body will not be toned like Kathy Griffin's. The results of lipo and exercise look very different, even though they both make you thinner.

fidosmommy said...

But the kids have hit each other lots and lots of times, and have fallen off things and were in other precarious situations, and the crew keeps right on filming.

*****

The world is supposed to forget that the crew is there. We are supposed to feel like we are peering through the Gosselin's windows, watching their real lives.
We can't reach through the window
or yell through the glass to stop anything.

Also, in the 5th Birthday party episode (I think) the boys were in one of the living rooms around a large coffee table hitting and kicking each other. Aaden retreated to a chair to announce someone was a poopy butt. Jon told the crew (!) that they're boys, they hit and kick each other all the time, but next thing they're playing together.

Hitting was NEVER allowed in my house, unless it was my mother with her yardstick. If I had EVER hit one of my siblings for any reason, I would have been toast.
The upside of that is that none of my siblings ever hit me, either.

Maggie said...

I guess no one at TLC heard overexposure can be a bad thing. We've been bombarded with J&K all summer and ratings drop, even with Kate on the cover of People.

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Because their story is so tiresome. Whatever comes out from Kate's mouth is "It's all Jon's fault" or "It's all for the children". Repeat, repeat, and repeat.

So many covers on People mag only means one thing to viewers and readers - "So much free time for photo shoot, so little time for her children?"

People don't want to see mom of 8 turning into a fame whore like Heidi Montag. They expect moms to put kids as priority. Kate wasn't a showbiz talent before the reality show. And she hasn't displayed any talent that makes her deserve to be in showbiz. No one is holding their breath to see Kate turn into an entertainer. Since they know how Kate got famous by using her children to begin with, it feels iffy.

TooSadToWatch said...

Back when they used to interject "little known facts" into the show before it went to commercial, one specifically said the crew was not allowed to interfere with fights, etc. that occurred between the kids while they were filming.

monaco said...

K8 ain't GR8 said...
"All the media coverage TOTALLY backfired on the both of them - and now there is no going back because nobody cares about them!"

Well said. TOTALLY backfired. Marketing people from TLC and Kate's PR and manager need to get fired. They shouldn't promote a family show the same way Bravo promotes Real Housewife of Atlanta, They are not the same. Different crowd, different audiences, different market.

bail out said...

Whether they fade away from the limelight or overwhelm the public with media displays of desperation, NOBODY CARES!

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You watch. Kate will overwhelm the public with media displays of desperation. She will keep having public feud with Jon.

If nothing works, Kate will go back to church and beg some money/love offering.

Why should church people give her money? She has more money than those people. She should be the one giving church and charity money not the other way around.

It's her fault she is wasting and mismanage assets by living an expensive and unnecessary lifestyle. Church people shouldn't have to bail her out.

Watch out, everybody! Lowlife Kate is going to ask for church bailout.

don'twatchtheshow said...

My opinion on the View appearance:

My understanding from something I either heard or read is that the ladies do not have a say on who the guests are. I have a feeling they are not happy about Kate coming on.

Since she is a co-host and not a guest I doubt they will say anything to make her feel uncomfortable. Out of all of them I think Sherri will be sympathetic towards Kate. One time on the show Sherri was talking about Kate and made the statement because she is a single mother of 8 she needs the show to support them.

I don't think these women are followers of the show and don't know everything that Kate has done.

I won't be watching because I can't even stand to listen to the sound of Kate's voice anymore.

Laura Q. Stone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrBVaY63PQ

This is an interesting p-people interview with Jon. It was done after Jodie and Kevins Today show interview....

Shari said...

So I see Jon is sitting down with GMA's Chris Kuomo Tuesday night in a special called 'Family Secrets.' Curious as to what everyone thinks about that. Why is he suddenly 'allowed' to talk? I cut this show out of my life long ago, but have to admit I'm pretty curious about what Jon has to say. I generally love Chris Kuomo so I hope I don't lose respect for him after this.....

Olivia said...

A 1.5 in that time slot would have been around 2 or 2.1 million viewers.

Laura Q. Stone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZrNJHTWVyA

This is a link to a funny parody video of Jon and Kate plus eight! Its invalid to the real Gosselin situation but man if you need a good laugh you should see some of these videos. It'll brighten your day. I dont know how much time you all spend on youtube(I browse occasionally when my kids nap) but there are a lot of videos on Jon and Kate. Parodys, TV appearences, p-people interviews, tons of stuff. Just thought I'd share.

stopthemadness said...

We have heard that under $2M it's not profitable. So I would imagine that they will try to drive viewership up. One way to do that is to have Jon who is still under contract and with a gag order for Season 6 that probably comes with a 6 figure fine if he does say anything hurtful or harmful to TLC or the show's image - to go on GMA and make mealy mouth excuses for why the show is actually good for the kids, etc. Bet on it. He will make some kind of excuses for what they are doing.

I'm a Southerner and we pride ourselves in being nice to people, Southern hospitality etc. Manners. Highly important. YOu may have someone whose politics or lifestyle you loathe in your house, you smile and grit your teeth, however, I wonder how this plays out on a talk show like the View. They sure lit into Elizabeth on her politics - is it okay to trrash someone when they're being stupid, as long as they are a host but as soon as you put the word guest in front of it, now they get all the money of hosting but none of the real reality where the other hosts get to say anything they, or the rest of the country, are thinking?

Doesn't Disney own ABC and TLC? Or the same conglomerate owns them both? Someone called in some favors and the View is going to have to try and rehabilitate Kate's image but showing America's 4 or 5 real women celebrity's pretend that they can stand this person and ignore all the controversy?

Have the abusenet guy on, then show Kate the clips and have her address that. WHy the indoors of the house isn't shown and the kids being filmed separately if not to eke out the time until the day when some legislator wakes up and puts a bill thru in PA protecting child actors like in CA.

They know they are walking a thin line and will pull out all the stops to halt this train wreck from happening and get her back on the rails. Personally I think it's too late - the story about their dysfunction has become the story. No one cares about watching them carve pumpkins any more.

MelissaLG said...

Joy Behar says" look at Jon and Kate Plus 8...they've been faking that show for 2 years". Hmmmm....didnt you invite that lady to cohost with you next week???

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Interesting.

I bet that Joy and Whoopi will give Kate a very hard time. Whoopi doesn't like media- attention-whores. I have heard her say a few things about celebrities that expose their children to the public. And Joy obviously has little respect for Kate.

I may just have to TIVO that. ;) I don't think Kate's fake smile, sympathy seeking "poor-pitiful me" whining, and her constant mantra "it's all for the kids" will go over well at all.

Which makes me wonder if she's on drugs or something? Why would she agree to do this? What purpose does it serve, other than create a HUGE potential for her to put her foot in her mouth or lose her cool? The public has already made it's decision -- you either like her, you don't, or you simply don't care. Appearing on the View will not change that.

ratings buzz said...

We have heard that under $2M it's not profitable.
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I don't know where we got this "fact," but it's simply not true. Jon and Kate Plus 8 is a very low overhead show, and cost of production is minimal. In addition, even 2 millino viewers is a huge number for a network like TLC.

TLC has signed a contract with the Gosselins, so they will finish the season, unless they plan to buy the GOsselins out of the contract, which would cost even more money.

Ohio Buckeye said...

StopTheMadness said..
I'm not getting my hopes up that anyone on The View will give K8 a hard time of any kind.

My guess is that K8 will get treated to some of that 'southern hospitality' you mention, though, not necessarily out of politeness, but, rather due to TV contractual agreements and not wanting to lose their The View jobs.

...Amy... said...

plastic Kate said...
Kathy Griffin plays Kate is actually a compliment to Kate. Kathy Griffin has a much better body than Kate. She has earned it by doing exercise daily.


Having recently seen the awesome Kathy Griffin perform live, she definitely isn't a fan of Khate...and certainly not paying Khate a compliment at all.

Kate ain't hot said...

Kate's body IS thick and weird looking, but given what she looked like after the tups were born, she has come a long way. But she irritates many because she somehow thinks she is sexy enough to carry off dressing like a kinderwhore, and really really thinks she is way hotter than she actually is. Also she is so shallow that she honestly values her looks more than she does her children. Maybe that's why people pick her apart her looks, as juvenile and petty as that is.

sports said...

I don't know where we got this "fact," but it's simply not true. Jon and Kate Plus 8 is a very low overhead show, and cost of production is minimal. In addition, even 2 millino viewers is a huge number for a network like TLC.

TLC has signed a contract with the Gosselins, so they will finish the season, unless they plan to buy the GOsselins out of the contract, which would cost even more money.


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Network doesn't have to buy the Gosselins out of the contract. If TLC wants to stop the show, they can stop the show. Keep in mind it's a reality show not a sports contract, record contract or movie deal. It's very small time compare to sports, record deals and movies. TLC doesn't have to buy those idiots out. It's not David Beckham we are talking about. Yes, you have to buy David Beckham out of his contract. Beckham is international. But Gosselins are just some unattractive losers exploiting children and living in PA. The rest of the world don't watch and don't care.

Under 2 million is low and not profitable for cable TV show. I read it somewhere, some columnist wrote it, I will find it when I have time. It specifically mentions keywords "under", "2 million", "cable". So 2 million is not even a standard for national TV. National TV needs much high ratings. Most cable shows are cheaply made and low budget. Jon and Kate isn't any cheaper or more costly than other cable shows. In fact, their salary is high now, $70,000 per episode. Then you add salaries for producers, cameramen, writers, assistants, editing people, sound guys, marketing and PR people, footing the bills for the big mansion and maintenance, Kate's hair and makeup...It's not as cheap as you think.

AAI said...

Jons mother and one of his brothers were at the house today with Jon and the kids...his mother fell and hit her head and is in the hospital, but should be ok. I'm speechless at the fact that his mom and bro were there. Good for Jon introducing those propleback into the kids' lives. I hope jons mom has a speedy recovery.

DontSpeak4MePls said...

Hey "Seriously":
You are certainly entitled to your opinion regarding Kate's "awesome" body.
Just as others of us are entitled to ours.
If you are "tired of hearing about it" as one of the topics here, then there is a Solution to that.

Midnight Serenade said...

"
TLC has signed a contract with the Gosselins, so they will finish the season, unless they plan to buy the GOsselins out of the contract, which would cost even more money."

Unless you've read the terms of the contract, any assumption is just that -- only an assumption. I knew someone who was under contract with a television network. The wording was such that if ratings fell below a certain level, production had the right to cancel the contract, even if it meant doing so mid-season. Other contracts are written such that those under contract are paid for X number of shows, regardless of ratings or profits. We just don't know what's in this particular contract, an one can guess to his heart's content, and it may or may not be factual.

AintwatchingKhateinTX said...

I am not a huge fan of The View, nor Joy what's her name. BUT, IF Joy (or anyone on The View) asks Khate the right questions and puts her a** on the hot seat, I will become the BIGGEST fan, EVER!! Won't happen. But IF it did...
I won't be watching so will someone post it here for me, please. Don't want to make a promise I won't keep. snark.snark. :-)

MickeyMcKean said...

AAI said...
Jons mother and one of his brothers were at the house today with Jon and the kids...his mother fell and hit her head and is in the hospital, but should be ok. I'm speechless at the fact that his mom and bro were there. Good for Jon introducing those propleback into the kids' lives. I hope jons mom has a speedy recovery.

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So we all don't click on the same link and add "fuel to the flame"

From www.okmagazine.com:

OK! has learned that Jon Gosselin’s mother has been taken to a Pennsylvania hospital after injuring herself at the home where Jon’s eight children live with his soon-to-be-ex wife Kate Gosselin.

An ambulance arrived at the Wernersville, PA, home around 3pm on Saturday afternoon. It is believed that she hit her head during the fall. A source close to the story tells OK! that everything is okay.

Kate was not at the house at the time of the incident, but the children were there along with one of Jon’s brothers.

Jon remained at home to stay with the children while his brother followed the ambulance to the hospital.

Shari said...

Just an idea, in case Jon reads these posts ..... (assuming Jon can read at all) ......

If he truly wanted to do something WONDERFUL for his children and at the same time really stick it to Khate, all he would have to do is invite HER FAMILY over to visit with the children during some of his time at the house. Grandpa & Grandma Kreider, the aunts and uncles, (including of course Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin.) I think he ought to have a big ole pool party / cookout and reintroduce the children to their grandparents and extended family that DON'T include cameramen and producers. It sounds like he's already doing that with his side of the family. How bout hers?

Ohio Buckeye said...

AintWatchingKhateInTx said...
I'm with you: I won't be watching The View either.

I'm not much of a The View fan anyway, but adding Kate Gosselin to the recipe makes it one I have even less interest in, if that's possible.

The View is built on controversy. Because K8 is a 'love her or hate her' personality, she fits The View's formula.

Just having her as a host appeals to some, because K8 can serve as part of the controversy factor upon which the whole The View format is built.

Hope I'm wrong, but I'll be surprised if Whoopi, Joy, or Sherry are anything but at least superficially polite to Katie Irene while she's on their show. If you're hoping to see Miss Thang get grilled on The View, I think you're going to be disappointed. JMO.

Refuse to watch said...

Regarding the poster who wonders if the camera crew would intervene or stop filming if something dangerous happened. That reminded me of the episode that made me positively ill. It was when they moved into the new house (or were looking at it, can't remember) and Mady was kicking Alexis in the back. They did not stop filming and I just couldn't believe they allowed her to do that. Now some posters said that Mady's foot did not connect with the child's back. I say rubbish. Why was she crying and/or why even bother with the kicking motion. IMO she was hard into kicking that child and she even looked straight at the camera as if challenging them. That's when I learned that they will film anything and that they do NOT have a heart for those children. That's when I stopped watching.

Family needs Reunion said...

Shari, What a superb idea. Jon inviting Kate's entire family to the Konpound on HIS weekend and have a huge pool party/barbeque.
Let the little ones meet all their relatives, (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) Let the poor kids see Aunt Jodi/Uncle Kevin, who they love and miss. And have a big family reunion. Jon would be a "hero" in everyone's eyes including the media.

SHE pushed them all away said...

I think that Jon was ALWAYS a good son probably. It was KATE that put the wedge between everyone, because once they started to make the big money, she REFUSED to share anything. Look what she did to that kind, sweet and loving Jodi, who the children loved. I can see how well Jon treats his Mom now, so I don't believe it was Jon that estranged his family.

Miley said...

lol finally an article that doesnt brag on how good kate is!

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/kate-gosselin-fired-40-staffers-in-3-months-200949

MickeyMcKean said...

Shari said...
Just an idea, in case Jon reads these posts ..... (assuming Jon can read at all) ......

If he truly wanted to do something WONDERFUL for his children and at the same time really stick it to Khate, all he would have to do is invite HER FAMILY over to visit with the children during some of his time at the house. Grandpa & Grandma Kreider, the aunts and uncles, (including of course Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin.) I think he ought to have a big ole pool party / cookout and reintroduce the children to their grandparents and extended family that DON'T include cameramen and producers. It sounds like he's already doing that with his side of the family. How bout hers?

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What a brilliant IDEA!!!!

Jon, are you listening?

Or in the alternative, if any of Kate's relatives are reading this blog and want to reconnect with the children, contact Jon! He might be open to the idea. Jon's contact info is on the family's website as well as he has a twitter account.

Connie said...

Does anyone know who the guests will be on the days Kate is a co-host on The View?

gypsrose said...

I am no J&K lover. But Kathy Griffin has had extensive cosmetic surgery. She has no qualms about owning up to it. She does look awesome though.
I won't be watching The View because the hosts will be muzzled and will have to be polite and welcoming. So I see Whoopi & Joy taking the day off so as not to compromise their views.

Denise said...

UPDATE: Sources now tell OK! it may have been Jon’s grandmother, and not his mother, who was taken to the hospital. We’re looking into it and will update when we know more.

Whoever it was, I hope they are doing well. Glad Jon had some family there.

Kate's family call Jon said...

I certainly hope that Kate's family will contact Jon, considering what's going on in that family, and suggest coming over to reunite with the children. I doubt very much that Jon would refuse. Perhaps its time for KATE'S family to reach out to Jon, as I'm sure he's embarrassed to call them. Especially Jodi and Kevin. I KNOW they'd be happy to see the children, as the children to see them.

JGLANCE said...

OK! has learned that a female relative of Jon Gosselin, likely either his mother or grandmother, has been taken to a Pennsylvania hospital after injuring herself at the home where Jon’s eight children live with his soon-to-be-ex wife Kate Gosselin.
An ambulance arrived at the Wernersville, PA, home around 3pm on Saturday afternoon. It is believed that she hit her head during the fall. A source close to the story tells OK! that everything is okay.

Kate was not at the house at the time of the incident, but the children were there along with one of Jon’s brothers.

Nana Sew Dear said...

The writer at People magazine has a real girl crush on K8. Jon is no saint but the failure of this marriage is not all his fault despite the way he's been acting. My hubby and I said, That marriage is doomed." from the very first episode.

Susan said...

Tracy T said...

Check this out! It is funny as hell. Kathy Griffin dressed up like Kate for a skit to be shown on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday.

Here's the link for a picture on People.com:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20302535,00.html
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OMG! Hilarious. Did you see where she drew stretch marks on her belly? I love Kathy Griffin.

MJ said...

At the beginning of The View they always discuss "hot topics" before the guests come on. Jon and Kate and their "controversy" have been talked about several times during this segment.

How can they have Kate sitting right there as a co-host and not bring anything up. Kate will be the elephant on the set.

They almost have to say something to her about her situation especially as she is so visible in the media or they look ridiculous as a legit and relevant program. It would actually be silly if they have her on and say nothing. Wishful thinking maybe?

Susan said...

Laura Q. Stone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrBVaY63PQ

This is an interesting p-people interview with Jon. It was done after Jodie and Kevins Today show interview....

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Wow, that was sobering. That was the most "fluid" I've ever heard Jon speak. And such passion.

The thing is, that I think it is a set-up. I don't think it really is poparrazzi. I think that Jon set it up so he can say his piece and look like a nice guy cooperating with the p people.

I saw something rather scary in this video. I believe that Jon (and maybe Kate too) see's himself as the good guy. In which case he'll never see what we see. I think he really believes that he's putting the kids first....sad.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Susan said, "I saw something rather scary in this video. I believe that Jon (and maybe Kate too) see's himself as the good guy. In which case he'll never see what we see. I think he really believes that he's putting the kids first....sad."
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Well said. It seems to me, too, that both J&K have found a way to rationalize everything and, at least on some level, believe they are doing the whole 'reality' thing as a 'sacrifice' for their kids' futures.

Could they really be THIS clueless?

IMO, the best that can be said for the both of them is that they are misguided.

Pony said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
"When does "Sweeps Month" officially begin? That is when we will see the real shenanigans hit the fan...."

Sweeps month officially begins Oct. 29 and finishes November 25. The other sweeps months are February (although in 2009 they moved sweeps to March due to the conversion to digital TV), May, and July. These are the months when Nielsen sends out the diaries to families across the country to give them more information than what they get from the TV sets that are electronically monitored by Nielsen.

Insider said...

"Kate was not at the house at the time of the incident, but the children were there along with one of Jon’s brothers."

Don't worry, she'll probably show up soon, with the cops in tow, to try and kick Jon's family out of the house.

Everyone knows she hates them.
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Tami said...

Jon remained at home to stay with the children while his brother followed the ambulance to the hospital.
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WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well. It's his mom! She hurt herself at his house so why make a show of staying with the kids. And why do these articles always say Kate lives at home with the kids? Jon lives there the same amount of time as she does! We just don't know where she goes when she crawls under her rock...yet.

TrueDat said...

Connie said...
Does anyone know who the guests will be on the days Kate is a co-host on The View?

9/05/2009 4:53 PM

I have no idea who is scheduled to appear as a guest on The View when Kate Gosselin sits in as co host but a few that I personally would have booked are; Paul Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Dilly of the Dilly sextuplets, Jon's mother, Candi Spelling, to name a few. IMO, who ever the scheduled guests are, they will be as equally trifling as Kate Gosselin and bring very little if anything of any REAL significance to the table.

Tami said...

I am wondering if Kate's View episodes will be pre-taped instead of live. They do tape ahead sometimes. Kate was going back and forth to California to the set recently. COuld they have taped then? If she does it live, it is too risky for her and she and her people know this. Anyone could stand up and protest or she could be asked something embarrassing, etc. You never know. I can't see them taking a chance on live tv with an audience with those women on the View who clearly dislike her also. I hope they ask about her relationship with her family and Jon's family. In the past when they had guest hosts they have asked very personal questions. They have even had Ann Coulter at their table, not just on the couch, and they let her have it.

Talk about DENIAL said...

Jon and Kate ARE absolutly clueless. They have NO idea. When
you hear them speak about the children and the show, they think that as parents they are WONDERFUL. Totally and completely
in denial. They both see themselves as the better parent.
Its a sick situation.

Shoka's our nanny said...

If he truly wanted to do something WONDERFUL for his children and at the same time really stick it to Khate, all he would have to do is invite HER FAMILY over to visit with the children during some of his time at the house. Grandpa & Grandma Kreider, the aunts and uncles, (including of course Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin.) I think he ought to have a big ole pool party / cookout and reintroduce the children to their grandparents and extended family that DON'T include cameramen and producers. It sounds like he's already doing that with his side of the family. How bout hers?
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That's a terrible idea and would serve only to fan the flames. In order to coparent successfully they have to have some degree of trust, and going out and seducing the other parent's estranged family with promises of seeing the children is a Divorce Court Sucker Punch.

fidosmommy said...

Tami said...
I am wondering if Kate's View episodes will be pre-taped instead of live. They do tape ahead sometimes. Kate was going back and forth to California to the set recently. COuld they have taped then?

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I thought The View was filmed in NY. Of course, they sometimes go on location, including California.

Jake said...

Kate's family call Jon said...
I certainly hope that Kate's family will contact Jon, considering what's going on in that family, and suggest coming over to reunite with the children. I doubt very much that Jon would refuse. Perhaps its time for KATE'S family to reach out to Jon, as I'm sure he's embarrassed to call them. Especially Jodi and Kevin. I KNOW they'd be happy to see the children, as the children to see them.


Jon spoke out against Jodi and Kevin to the paps. He isn't going to reach out to people he thinks are threatening his income. Remember he has to pay for that apartment in NY he loves so much

Teri said...

Tami wrote: I am wondering if Kate's View episodes will be pre-taped instead of live. They do tape ahead sometimes. Kate was going back and forth to California to the set recently. COuld they have taped then?
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The View tapes in New York, live M-Thu, Friday's show is taped on Wednesdays.

Jon do the right thing said...

There is NOTHING wrong with Jon contacting Kate's family. SHE is the one continuing this crazy silence and estragement from her family and Jon doesn't have to answer to her anymore. He has to do the right thing, and having their extended family around the children would be a selfless move on his part. Kate will NEVER reach out to her relatives and Jon KNOWS its wrong, so he has to take the bull by the horns. Jon hates Steve, but that doesn't stop Kate from being up his back.

They NEED the family said...

Someone mentioned that Jon and Kate have to co-parent? Really.
And just when does THAT begin?
They can barely tolerate each other, so ONE of them have to step up to the plate and stop this dysfunction. Its more then TIME to get the grandparents and relatives involved in the life of those kids, and Jon has already started by inviting his family in. He was raised well, dispite how some feel.

Its time to start again said...

How is reaquainting children to their relatives that can provide support and compassion, a "sucker punch" Comeon folks, lets not get carried away here. These are their relatives that probably LOVE and MISS the children. I fail to see the rationale there.

enoughalready said...

Does anyone notice that while KG is so high on herself , her attitude towards her children are like they are in her way. I have stopped watching that stupid show and have read most of the re-caps here and from what I summise, she is so into herself and not into those poor kids. Even minor things like showing affection - its her kids who have to show some affection towards her and not the other way around. If and when she does show affection, its the usual customary hug (the type you would give a friend when leaving or greeting). I hope to see the last of this woman very soon.

Tami said...

Tami said...
I am wondering if Kate's View episodes will be pre-taped instead of live. They do tape ahead sometimes. Kate was going back and forth to California to the set recently. COuld they have taped then?

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I thought The View was filmed in NY. Of course, they sometimes go on location, including California.

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Hmm..That's right. I don't know why I was wondering about the California thing for a minute there. They only went there when they taped at Disney.

fidosmommy said...

Isn't Monday the day The View does an hour of Hot Topics? They don't usually have guests on those days, they just sit at The Table gabbing and arguing about current events and political views, etc.

Won't Kate look fine sitting there among discussions of Kim Jung Il,
Michael Jackson, Afghanistan, Megan Fox, Bernie Madoff, and the Duggers' 19th child?

If they discuss the Economic Stimulus Plan, Kate may start in on her over-stimulated ovaries and how that all affected her personal economy. Other than that, I think
she'll be mostly uninvolved in the discussion.

gosselin ghetto said...

Connie said...
Does anyone know who the guests will be on the days Kate is a co-host on The View?

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Octomom??????

Carol Girl said...

The Jon Gosselin Childrens Foundation?!? Give me a break. No one could make this stuff up. Saw his tweet @jongosselin1

Tracy T said...

Radaronline reports that Jon accompanied his "elderly female relative" to the hospital, while his brother remained with the kids.

I wonder if Kate showed up at the gate again? No sense having a "babysitter" (even a relative, I'm guessing) there when she could be with her kids! Ugh!

goawayfools said...

Enough already: yes, Kate is too in love with Kate to pay much attention to those poor kids. She cares about how SHE looks, especially when the cameras are on, and thinks those kids need to be literally picture perfect to complete her image as a mom. She is able to tolerate them only if they are spotlessly dressed, perfectly behaved and undemanding. If they dare to be "ruined" by a messy outfit, ask something of her or misbehave in any way she loses her sh-t. She IS so wooden when trying to show them affection on camera. It's like her mind is elsewhere (Do I look good in this shot? Is she/he going to ruin my hair and makeup?). So sad.

1momski said...

Be careful what you wish for! I have also been hoping and praying that this show is cancelled to provide the children with an end to their explotation, but who will be keeping an eye on what happens to these kid then? Kate will surely turn on them even more when they are no longer able to pay for her clothes and tanning hut visits. Jon has shown that althought he does seem to love them, he is not stepping up to take custody. Kate probably has only acted nicely when cameras were rolling but how about when that stops??? There is no extended family left to involve themselves. I am not suggesting for one minute that this show continues but I am worried about Kate's continuing downward spiral and the effect on these kids. For what it is worth, I did think she seemed drunk/drugged when I saw the clip from last weeks Dude Ranch episode on you tube.

Jake said...

Isn't Monday the day The View does an hour of Hot Topics? They don't usually have guests on those days, they just sit at The Table gabbing and arguing about current events and political views, etc.

Won't Kate look fine sitting there among discussions of Kim Jung Il,
Michael Jackson, Afghanistan, Megan Fox, Bernie Madoff, and the Duggers' 19th child?

If they discuss the Economic Stimulus Plan, Kate may start in on her over-stimulated ovaries and how that all affected her personal economy. Other than that, I think
she'll be mostly uninvolved in the discussion.


Why do you assume that she won't be well prepped? Her PR people have probably given her talking points.

On the Economic Stimulus package, she has probably been prepped to talk about how lucky she has been not to be effected by the recession and she understands the value of government help.

On movies and actresses, she will either say she has been to busy to see the movie or agree that she is beautiful. Might say she would like to have her boys see the Traformer movies with Megan Fox when they are a little older.

Michael Jackson - she will express sympathy, say something nice about his music, and say she doesn't know about the truth of the charges against him. Will probably say she would not let her kids sleep in the same bed as older men.

No doubt, she is not going in there cold without talking points.

rocketscientist said...

for the children's speech issues...

i think there are a few reasons for why it is ignored in casa gosselin.

kate clearly thinks her mangling of the english language is cute and adorable on her, so when her kids do it, she thinks it's cute and adorable for them too.

then it would take one of her minions a day or so of watching old footage to see which kid needs help with their speech. after all, there are eight of them!! how could she ever keep them straight?!! [insert kate's plaintive whine]

the tups are only going to jr. kindergarten this year, either because kate wants to keep them filming, OR they're not ready for regular kindergarten. either way, that's pretty sad.

education and proper speech have never been a priority there.

silimom said...

WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well.

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That one is a no win either way for Jon. If he'd left the kids, who probably saw the fall, then he'd be criticized for not being there to comfort them (in addition to being looked down on for just not being there AGAIN). He stayed and people are criticizing him for not being a good son.

I think he made the right choice. Taking 8 kids and a nanny(ies) to the hospital would have just made a bad situation even more chaotic. Imagine forcing the kids to sit in an emergency room for hours waiting to hear news? That wouldn't be fair to them or the other patients and their families. No, it was better for hom to stay home, comfort his kids if needed and wait for news. Mom/grandma I'm sure understood.

silimom said...

I think Kate's family, or at least her parents, would be willing to visit if there weren't a media circus involved. I think they feel they and the kids have been used enough already and don't want to feed that fire. So, while I agree that it would be fantastic for Jon to extend the olive branch and invite them back into the kids lives, I think
it would have to be handled with respect and courtesy for all involved. Remember, these kids have had to listen for five years to Kate's rants against their grandparents and aunts and uncles. For relatives to just suddenly appear would be confusing and the kids might feel like they were betraying mom. She is their mom and no matter how goid or bad a parent she is, she's the only mom they know and they love her.

MyKidsAreKoreanToo said...

WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well. It's his mom!

OK, if Jon leaves his kids everyone complains that he's leaving them with the nannies. This time he chooses to stay home and now THAT'S the problem? We don't know the whole story. Maybe mom/grandma said "stay home with the kids and your brother will take me". Maybe the kids were scared by the incident and Jon thought he should stay with them. And taking 8 kids plus not-a-nanny to the ER is a BAD idea. We just don't know the whole story...

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I lost what little respect I still had for Barbara Walters. How can she have that lying slug on her show. This is another program that I won't be watching.

NeverLikedKate said...

Tami said:

WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well. It's his mom! She hurt herself at his house so why make a show of staying with the kids.

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JMO but I would think the kids might have been pretty upset seeing a relative get hurt enough to be taken away by ambulance.

Especially if it's a relative that they haven't seen for awhile but still have fond memories of.

And if they knew it wasn't that serious, the person who fell might even have told Jon to stay behind since his brother could go to the hospital.

And ITA with your other statement about it being Kate's home that she shares with the children or however the article worded it.

I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

OverwithKON~~ said...

I agree that I love it that Jon is having family over while Khate cant do a thing about it. Yes it is fanning the flames, but its not like they are child molesters, they are the kids family. I also say *Jon, have over Khate's family!* You obviously were in contact with them at one point. It is simply silly to not have family involved. IMHO!

ErinKate said...

I don't know, I live near Atlantic City and never saw an advertisement for Kate or Jon in the local papers. Wonder if it was a hoax. Also, I lost all respect for Barbara Walters when she started talking about sex on the View. Sorry, an 80 year old talking about sex just doesn't do it for me! Besides, in my opinion, it is the total opposite message of her career and it is just a cheap ratings ploy to keep her "relevant".

NeverLikedKate said...

From Jon's Twitter:

just to clear up any faulty reports:my grandmother did in fact fall in my driveway but she'll fine. Thank you for all of the concerned calls

about 11 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Family Day!- Kids got to play with their grandparents, great grandparents...so great to see so many generations together :)

about 12 hours ago from TwitterBerry

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I REALLY hope he did this out of love and concern for his whole family, kids included. But I sorta think he did it per TLC for the show.

LovinMyRugrats said...

OK so I'm hoppin' mad that I can't find ANY ratings published for the stupid Dude Ranch (I want to hurl just typing it) show. WTF??? The only pleasure I get out of hearing about J&K is seeing their ratings drop precipitously, and I've been patiently checking back, but nothing. Could this be that because they're so bad, TLC is working it's publicity tentacles to keep them under wraps, as crazy paranoid as that might sound?

In the meantime I've scanned all of your comments here in my search for ratings and have chuckled and even laughed out loud. Some of you are so damn witty. So I feel a little better. But in the meantime, if any of you sees ratings, please post them???

I am firmly in the camp of people who want to see the show canceled and the Gosselin 8 freed from TLC's version of The Truman Show. Jon and Kate are irresponsible parents, greedy losers, etc... I haven't watched the show in over a year, have participated in letter writing to sponsors, advertisers, etc... And the only Web sites I visit are GWOP, A Minor Consdiration, Truth Breeds Hatred and, lately, Child AbuseWatch, since the aim of all these groups is to get the show canceled and/or ensure the kids' financial future plus reduce filming of their lives.

But GWOP, of course, also is great for funny snark and gosselin gossip.

Ohio Buckeye said...

ErinKate said...
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I'm with you about Barbara Walters.

While I admire her for making it in a man's world in her day, why spend a lifetime trying to establish self as a credible 'news' person, only to then sell out later to the sensationalism of a bio describing the affair she worked so hard to keep secret at the time? Barbara, why sell your dignity just to extend your 15 minutes o'fame? Tacky.

JMO, but her book pretty much defines her as nothing more than anyone else in that business who does whatever it takes to keep the spotlight on them for even just a few more minutes. And the way she always tries to manipulate conversations so she can regale us all with her glory days stories - not so different from Katie Irene in these two regards.

I would not want to spend 5 minutes with either of them. Nor would I read (muchless buy!) any of their 'books'. Yawn.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I remember Grandma from the tups three year birthday show. It is not the first time she has been on. I am glad the kids are able to see their loved ones, now that Khate has say in the matter, perhaps they will see much more of them. I hope so, they need the love. I am glad that Jon has his family's support, maybe it will get him to remember what a wonderful childhood he had and try to give the same to his kids.

So true said...

I love the term that was used for Kate and boy does that sum it up
"lying slug"

Its time said...

Sorry I do not agree. There is NO betrayal involved with children seeing their estranged relatives. That's just silly. IT IS TIME.

fidosmommy said...

Jake said...
Isn't Monday the day The View does an hour of Hot Topics? They don't usually have guests on those days, they just sit at The Table gabbing and arguing about current events and political views, etc.

Won't Kate look fine sitting there among discussions of Kim Jung Il,
Michael Jackson, Afghanistan, Megan Fox, Bernie Madoff, and the Duggers' 19th child?

If they discuss the Economic Stimulus Plan, Kate may start in on her over-stimulated ovaries and how that all affected her personal economy. Other than that, I think
she'll be mostly uninvolved in the discussion.

Why do you assume that she won't be well prepped? Her PR people have probably given her talking points.

On the Economic Stimulus package, she has probably been prepped to talk about how lucky she has been not to be effected by the recession and she understands the value of government help.

On movies and actresses, she will either say she has been to busy to see the movie or agree that she is beautiful. Might say she would like to have her boys see the Traformer movies with Megan Fox when they are a little older.

Michael Jackson - she will express sympathy, say something nice about his music, and say she doesn't know about the truth of the charges against him. Will probably say she would not let her kids sleep in the same bed as older men.

No doubt, she is not going in there cold without talking points.

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According to Merideth Vieira, when she was the Moderator, The View panel goes over the Hot Topic topics in their hair and makeup room before the show starts. That's when they decide what they'll discuss and what they don't want to touch that day. So
I don't know how much time Kate's PR people will have to prepare her
ahead of time on any level. It's kind of a crap shoot on what they will decide to talk about that day.
I seriously doubt they will let Kate pick more than a couple of openers for the Hot Topics of the Hour.

I'll just have to find out later how Ms. Kate did, because I won't be watching The View those days.

M said...

Interesting that Jon's mother and grandmother had never been noted being at the set/kid's home until now..since his mom's appearance with him in Vegas there were many comments on the net about why Jon's mother did not seem to spend time with her grandkids and Jon said she 'has her own life'..and now we see Grandma visiting the kids! I say good for Grandma and its a great thing for the kids to see extended family and I have no doubt the PR people are reading the blogs!

AnnieHan said...

The 'P-people' that are supposedly ALWAYS tailing J&K are definitely on the TLC/J&K payroll. Does anyone find it funny that it's reported that there was an ambulance at the house, but no pictures? It's strange that the tabloid websites would run a story without a corresponding photo. Same goes with the night the cops were called. No photos of what went down at the house, but photos of 'poor kate' checking into the hotel.

In my book, this is proof that 1. the tabloids are tipped off as to when and where there is something going on. and 2. J&K are the ones tipping them off.

ihatefrogs said...

NeverLikedKate said...
From Jon's Twitter:

just to clear up any faulty reports:my grandmother did in fact fall in my driveway but she'll fine. Thank you for all of the concerned calls

about 11 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Family Day!- Kids got to play with their grandparents, great grandparents...so great to see so many generations together :)

about 12 hours ago from TwitterBerry

~~~~~~~

I REALLY hope he did this out of love and concern for his whole family, kids included. But I sorta think he did it per TLC for the show.

If there is a complete absence of any media/pap photos or TLC footage of the time the Gosselin children spending TIME with their grand parents and great grand parents, then I will applaud Jon's efforts for keeping this time TRULY ABOUT THE CHILDREN!!!!

chersolly said...

How many more episodes do they have left on their current contract?

Merrilee said...

Some posters have wondered if Kate had been drinking when she and the boys were at the dude ranch.

They said her speech was slurred and she was talking like she was drunk.

She may have been drinking, who knows, but she was trying to talk with a western twang. She was trying to sound like a cowgirl -- or cowboy.

When she decided herself to be the "King of The World", I was surprised that she didn't declare, "Queen of The World!"

King? Good grief.

The Buttrey said...

Jon do the right thing said...
There is NOTHING wrong with Jon contacting Kate's family. SHE is the one continuing this crazy silence and estragement from her family and Jon doesn't have to answer to her anymore. He has to do the right thing, and having their extended family around the children would be a selfless move on his part. Kate will NEVER reach out to her relatives and Jon KNOWS its wrong, so he has to take the bull by the horns. Jon hates Steve, but that doesn't stop Kate from being up his back.

9/05/2009 9:33 PM
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How do we know all of this?

cheryl said...

Re the ratings: From GWOP, 7:18pm on 9/1/09 someone stated 690,000, down 935%. Fact or fiction???

Carrin said...

Anne said...
I guess no one at TLC heard overexposure can be a bad thing. We've been bombarded with J&K all summer and ratings drop, even with Kate on the cover of People.

9/05/2009 11:19 AM
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Yep, familiarity breeds contempt.

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nanb said...

I think it is highly suspicious that the paps were there to shoot pictures of his new car but conveniently missed three generations of Gosselins at the property. Kate's PR people are certainly working overtime!

Ava Rose said...

In RE to the previous comments, I really do think Jon wanted to have family members over. If you look back at the Hawaii episodes, he kept expressing how much he was happy to see family. Even when Kevin would be over to help install stuff in the garage, he was happy to have some sort of family over. So now that Kate doesn't have complete "say", he's FINALLY bringing loved ones over to see the kids :)

Midnight Serenade said...

"Re the ratings: From GWOP, 7:18pm on 9/1/09 someone stated 690,000, down 935%. Fact or fiction???"

I think those were the ratings from the re-run.

Midnight Serenade said...

"WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well."

You're kidding, right? I wouldn't take one child to an ER to sit and wait, let alone eight kids...not to mention what they could pick up there. Swine flu is making the rounds here. How could having eight kids in an ER possibly help their grandmother?

stopthemadness said...

I wonder if Jon thinks he has seen enough of Kate's family. Remember Kevin and Jodi weren't just bashing Kate, in their attempts to shed light on the situation with the kids that makes him look bad too.

I think it's a bit much to expect him toi invite Kate's family over, although if he did that I would support it, but for now having his own family there is probably plenty of drama.

it is interesting the paparazzi was there to capture the new car, but not there to see the family? Possibly Jon entertained them somewhere other than the driveway.

That area seems to have bad karma.

Roxxy said...

In my humble opinion the reason Jon's mother was never around was 100% because of Kate. I witnessed a similar scenario. My mother had very little to do with her grandchildren (whom she loved dearly)due to their mother. On the few occasions that a family get-together would occur my EX-sister-in-law(I now have nothing to do with them which is why I say ex)would do her best to instigate a fight. It just becomes not worth it. And god knows what those kids have heard spew from Kate's mouth. Good for Jon for opening up his children to his extended family. EAT THAT KATIE IRENE!!!!

Tina said...

When it was first announced that Kate would be on The View, the message board at their website was full (hundreds) of negative comments. Now, there are only a few comments (10) and half are positive. I am amazed at how everyone is catering to a nobody like Kate.

goawayfools said...

It IS weird that the paps didn't capture an AMBULANCE pulling into the Orphanage. They managed to get pics of Kate with the bodyguard and his family and Jon getting a new car delivered. I think the person calling the paps is Kate, specifically. Anything to make her look better or Jon look worse. Jon, just keep on taking care of the kids and limit your shenanigans when you aren't with them and you will win, both with the kids and in the court of public approval. Kate, ah never mind, you wouldn't listen anyway.

Go away TLC said...

Many of you are touching on what I absolutely, positively hate about TLC. They are counting on their audience(s) being stupid. Actually, many of them obviously are, but certainly none of us here blogging at GWOP. They do not count of us figuring out their tricks. Such as the way we figured out Kate early on, we figured out the fake wedding ceremony (we figured that out as it was happening), we figured out their negative body language long before any announcement was made, we figured out why Kate stays on the cement driveway, we figured out who notifies the paps and we could go on all day. Actually, it wasn't that hard for us. They are counting on people being so stupid that they will fall for their lies and phony crap. That is why I won't watch that channel anymore and have tried to have it removed from my TV but am told it is part of a "package." That's o.k., I skip right by that disgusting channel. We are not your average stupid audience, TLC. We are so on to you and have been for about two years!

Anonymous said...

To: GoAwayTLC,
You can probably use your tv setup to omit a particular channel and then it won't even come up to see. For instance, if TLC is on channel 53, you can omit that channel and then the tv will scan 52 then 54. We have always done this to eliminate offensive, loud music channels that my husband abhors. Hope this helps.

Jon can't get a break said...

"WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well."

Maybe there were no nannies? We know his mom, grandmother, and brother were there - perhaps there were even more relatives. Maybe he gave the nannies time off so his family could get to know the kids. Seems like there were more than enough adults around to watch the kids without nannies. Maybe the kids were upset and wanted to stay at home. There are a lot of things we can blame Jon for, but I don't think it's necessary to ride him on something like this. I just hope his grandmother is ok. My grandmother fell and broke a bone in her back a few years ago, and it led to a lot more complications in her health since she was bedridden after that. So instead of pointing fingers at Jon for stupid things like staying home with the kids maybe we should just hope his grandmother gets better soon. Jon seems pretty close to his grandmother if she's the one person in his family he kept in touch with while he was married to Khate.

stopthemadness said...

GoAwayTLC you nailed it. They think we're stupid. Kate thinks her fans are stupid. Willing to use the American Sheeple as long as they can make money. Willing to lie and connive and weasel around doing what's right for the kids as long as there's a loophole. They think no one will figure it out or at least they hope the majority of people won't, and if they do, will be too lazy to care or do anything about it.
However, they got it wrong this time. People are smart, they do care, have got up off the chair and done something about it and the ratings and sponsors are descreasing because of it.
People need to keep up the pressure, not watch the show or click Gosselin links, and continue to express themselves about this to the network, the sponsors and others like the View. Eventually someone in authority will figure it out and perhaps there will be a law made on a national scale that covers child labor or includes reality stars in the laws that already exist to prevent unapid and unregulated child labor.

readerlady said...

ITA the Jon absolutely did the right thing by not taking his kids to the hospital with their great grandmother. A hospital ER is no place for 8 rambunctious kids. At home he could reassure them and they have their toys and the dogs and other things to keep them occupied and distracted. Can you see those 8 sitting quietly for hours while waiting to get word at the hospital? Not to mention, as someone upthread stated, that there is always the danger of contagion from someone else waiting in the ER.

Re Jon bringing Kate's family to see the kids. Since the Rev. and Mrs. Kreider took care of Mady and Cara while Kate was hospitalized with the tups, they probably have some memories of their grandparents, but do the little ones even know them? Have they ever seen their grandparents? If not, it would be tricky bringing them in as strangers and introducing them to the little kids. It would have to be handled carefully and with tact and concern on both sides. It wouldn't be easy, but those kids deserve to have their extended family involved in their lives. It's terrible to grow up without an involved family.

Two clueless idiots said...

"Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well."

Um, I'm an ER nurse, and I can assure you that it is NOT appropriate to bring 8 young children to an ER waiting room under normal circumstances, but especially right now with all the flu we have going around. Our waiting rooms are swamped with more sick, coughing, germ-infested people at any given moment than I have ever seen in my 13-year career. I wouldn't take my kids to a hospital or ER right now unless it was a true medical necessity!

I guarantee you that if Jon had gone with his grandmother, or if he had taken the kids with him to the hospital, he would have received criticism as well!

1momski said...

A dairy farm!! Geez-more cow-horses. This show is running on fumes. These poor children are miserable as props. Not a smile, just depressd, dejected kids. OK has the pics: http://www.okmagazine.com/2009/09/kate-gosselins-future-farmers/

jasmine said...

The childen looked so bored taking the hay ride to the cow farm. They are in a wagon with just Kate, the nanny, and a couple of TLC's film crew. And the bodyguard is walking behind the wagon. I suppose there was no room for this guy in the wagon or he had to fend off stray cows. Did Kate even offer him some water? I have to wonder if this new episode is in response to Juicy Juice not supplying free juice anymore and now Kate needs free organic milk. Maybe the children were introduced to their cow.

Susan said...

TMZ has a post about a new Mercedes being delivered to the Gosselins this weekend..just how many vehicles do these people need?? Sickening when so many people are struggling and who cannot relate to these people's luxurious spending habits!

TUNDRA said...

jasmine said...

The childen looked so bored taking the hay ride to the cow farm. They are in a wagon with just Kate, the nanny, and a couple of TLC's film crew. And the bodyguard is walking behind the wagon. I suppose there was no room for this guy in the wagon or he had to fend off stray cows. Did Kate even offer him some water? I have to wonder if this new episode is in response to Juicy Juice not supplying free juice anymore and now Kate needs free organic milk. Maybe the children were introduced to their cow.

9/06/2009 4:35 PM

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OMG - I love this post. I literally laughed out loud at the image of the kids being introducted to their cow. Another priceless image is the bodyguard bringing up the rear on foot. He must really love this job. Tell me, does he ever break a sweat?

KC said...

Regarding the new Mercedes, You really have to hand it to these two. They didn't have two nickels to rub together before they starting pimpimg out their kids and now look at them.

Aunt Chris said...

Does anyone remember when Jon and the kids went to pick up Nala at the vet's office (Kate was out of town, believe it or not...)? They were led to a seperate room because there were so many of them (and I add, ill-behaved) so I think it was competely appropriate that Jon did not drag the kids to the hospital ER when his grandmother was injured. Now, if Kate or TLC were there when it happened they would have had to take the kids because you couldn't let the dumb audience know that there were other people, nannies or baby sitters or relatives, who could stay home to take care of the kids.

Their Cow HAHA said...

Jasmine: I too loved your post!!! LMAO I didn't even want to see the actual picture. I just pictured Steve running behind the wagon, pushing cows out of the way yelling "Your not THEIR cow", "Your not either"....Huffing & puffing behind the whole hayride. Too funny.

sol said...

Why does Kate need a bodyguard in the ranch? Who is going to attack her? The cows? or people? PLEASE! Haven't you heard? No one showed up to take pictures with Kate even though TLC "kindly" offered. The employees of the ranch are not fond of her.

fidosmommy said...

Jon can't get a break said...
"WHY??? Why start now staying home with the kids? The two of them are ALWAYS leaving the kids with nannies and going out alone. Why not accompany Mom to the hospital? WOw. Or even take nanny with and the kids as well."

Maybe there were no nannies? We know his mom, grandmother, and brother were there - perhaps there were even more relatives. Maybe he gave the nannies time off .....

*******

.....to enjoy the national holiday weekend with their own families.

Sidney said...

1momski said...
A dairy farm!! Geez-more cow-horses. This show is running on fumes. These poor children are miserable as props. Not a smile, just depressd, dejected kids. OK has the pics: http://www.okmagazine.com/2009/09/kate-gosselins-future-farmers/

9/06/2009 4:32 PM
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Wasn't this the farm that gave them a side of beef for the "product placement" they got?

They must be running low of free beef by now. Hmmm...

Midnight Serenade said...

Does anyone know what dairy farm they visited this time?

Carrin said...

jasmine said...
The childen looked so bored taking the hay ride to the cow farm. They are in a wagon with just Kate, the nanny, and a couple of TLC's film crew. And the bodyguard is walking behind the wagon. I suppose there was no room for this guy in the wagon or he had to fend off stray cows. Did Kate even offer him some water? I have to wonder if this new episode is in response to Juicy Juice not supplying free juice anymore and now Kate needs free organic milk. Maybe the children were introduced to their cow.
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Or is it because they have run out of their free organic beef?

The kids DO look down right bored. Those kids have been there and done that to almost every experience at least once.

I know my kids couldn't wait to get back home after we would go away on a vacation.

SAHM said...

The only vehicles I have seen on the show or in the tabloids are: Dodge Sprinter, Mazada Minivan, Nissan 350Z Nissimo, Toyota Land Cruiser, 4 door BMW, & now a Mercedes SUV.

Annies said...

I Would be curious as to how long Jon's mom or grandmother who ever it was that fell at his home, waited in the ER. I have been to The Reading Hospital E.R. many times over the years with my late hubby and I was there a couple of months ago and waited in the cubicle for seven hours. Unless you are on death's door , you wait and wait and wait. Celebs make no difference.

ONLY six cars? said...

SAHM, I'm not sure I understand what point you are trying to make.
'The ONLY' cars you see are HOW MANY?....SIX! ONLY? They are 2 people with SIX vehicles, and that doesn't count all his four wheelers and tractors and farm equip. It just sounded so funny. "ONLY six cars"

LovingMom said...

Another visit to the farm, and just after they returned from the dude ranch? Another hayride? Talk about a show in desperate need of new material -- or better yet, in need of a cancellation notice.

Looks like Kate took notes after last week's footwear faux pas. She's wearing sneakers and utilitarian garb.

Do you want a ride? said...

No talent, dumb, nobodies with nothing to offer society, have 2 homes (one on 27 acres,) 6 cars, (two of them luxury cars) trips to die for, new clothing, free appliances and furniture. Now Jon driving around in a Mercedes that he did not earn himself. What the hell is wrong with this picture.
Their egos are only riveled by their greed.

JPJ said...

SAHM said:The only vehicles I have seen on the show or in the tabloids are: Dodge Sprinter, Mazada Minivan, Nissan 350Z Nissimo, Toyota Land Cruiser, 4 door BMW, & now a Mercedes SUV.

The ONLY vehicles...!!! I am struggling keeping my 1995 Mercury Villager and 1996 Subaru running because I can't afford a car payment. I have four very tall kids and we don't even all fit in the Subaru.

Wheel. Of. Stupidity. said...

The Gosselin Motto: a new car with every oil change.

I really don't get this excessive waste.

nancy said...

I don't see a problem with Jon staying home with the kids if other family members were able to go to the hospital with his grandmother.
Maybe the kids were traumatized by her fall, and by the sight of an ambulance and police cars was upsetting to them. I don't really care for a lot of what Jon does, but in this case it seems like he might have been putting the best interests of the kids first.

Maude said...

Promo this morning for Jon's interview says Kate broke his heart.

I am not team Jon. While I do believe he was verbally and emotionally abused by Kate, I think the real reason he did what Kate said was he enjoyed the lifestyle exploiting his children provided.

I am not team Kate. I dispise everything this woman does, says, and stands for.

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "let no man pull you low enough to hate him".

I wish I was a better person in this regard.

I dislike having to admit this, but I want to see Kate fail. I am so tired of seeing this horrible human being continue to get what she wants through immoral routes when there are multitudes of Americans who did everything right and have been ruined by an economic crisis brought on by greed and selfishness just like Kate's.

Don't get me wrong. I don't want to see pap pictures of her collecting food stamps to feed her children. I just want her to have to earn a living like the rest of us. Through hard work.

And I don't want to have to see pictures of her every time I have to stand in line at the grocery store to buy food for my family.

Kate does not deserve, nor has earned anything she has.

Mrs. Know-it-All said...

Hey, didn't Kate say she would never not be with her kids on a holiday. Isn't she gone now? I wonder if she'll be back Monday - doubt it. She's missed their actual birthday, must just be more talk.

marypoppins said...

jasmine said...
The childen looked so bored taking the hay ride to the cow farm.
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Bored..or maybe tired and stressed

marypoppins said...

AnnieHan said...
In my book, this is proof that 1. the tabloids are tipped off as to when and where there is something going on. and 2. J&K are the ones tipping them off.
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I believe this. You would not sit on the drive way/front if you were trying to avoid the p people especially when you have a huge and private back yard.

marypoppins said...

TUNDRA said...
jasmine said...

The childen looked so bored taking the hay ride to the cow farm. They are in a wagon with just Kate, the nanny, and a couple of TLC's film crew. And the bodyguard is walking behind the wagon. I suppose there was no room for this guy in the wagon or he had to fend off stray cows.
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In case any cows took a photo, he would make them delete it?

Were they expecting P people to be hiding in grass wearing cow costumes?

TooSadToWatch said...

Way more than 2 homes...Etown, Mansion, Utah, NY Condo...and the elusive place Kate stays.

alsoamomtotwins said...

According to Merideth Vieira, when she was the Moderator, The View panel goes over the Hot Topic topics in their hair and makeup room before the show starts. That's when they decide what they'll discuss and what they don't want to touch that day. So
I don't know how much time Kate's PR people will have to prepare her
ahead of time on any level. It's kind of a crap shoot on what they will decide to talk about that day.
I seriously doubt they will let Kate pick more than a couple of openers for the Hot Topics of the Hour.
__________________________

When Rosie was on the panel she shared that they actually have a meeting before the show to decide what they're going to talk about, what points each individual is going to bring up, etc. Plus, they all wear earpieces and are fed facts by the producers while they're talking. Rosie refused to wear an earpiece because she didn't want to be told what to say.

Kate will be fed information in her ear for two days and I guarantee she is being well prepped for her time with the View ladies.

Famine to Feast said...

Jon went from the "Scooby Doo" Van to a Mercedes in the matter of two years. Must be nice, for someone without gainful employment.

Roxxy said...

I hate to sound rude but what in the H-E-L-L was Kate thinking putting the boys in shorts, cowboy boots and straw hats. (they look like gardening hats) When they get old enough to look back on these episodes she will be lucky if even one of those boys let alone all three speak to or have a relationship with her. They look ridiculous. And miserable.

Laine said...

....Kate will be fed information in her ear for two days and I guarantee she is being well prepped for her time with the View ladies.
..............

Oh goody she will get to talk to the voice in her ear instead of the mystery person next to the camera.

goawayfools said...

Saw a rerun for the Dude Ranch episode. A few thoughts:
1. Kate "imitating" a western twang (horribly) was painful to watch and listen to. And while she was probably not trying up make fun of the ranch hands, it sure was insensitive at the very least. Imagine if she imitated an ethnic accent, how that would look. Same difference in my opinion.
2. The boys freaking out over breaking the eggs in the coop reminded me of Kate freaking out over every little mess. Those boys, especially, seemed wound up tight about messy clothes, shoes, environments. Maybe because they've been treated like they're icky for so long
3. Kate looking out over the beautiful Wyoming landscape and saying she could cry and how this moment made the trip "worth every...thing in the world". Hmm, couldn't say it was worth every penny, dumbass? Wonder why.
4. Kate interviewing herself yet again asking, "where else in life can you just throw eggs?". How about on your own 20+ acres? Mess up your own house, doofus. No wonder no one wanted a photo op with you

Ohio Buckeye said...

Jake and AlsoMomofTwings said...
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I agree: K8's PR folk are working OT to prep her to the max for every appearance.

My guess is that it'll be the same on The View as we've previously seen on K8's other PERFORMANCES: the sad, scared little girl voice, the annoying "Life of the Party Kate cackle, the "I will pull this whole train myself", "Everything I do is for my kids", "It's the P people who make my kids' lives miserable": whatever will float for the particular audience at that particular time. Same old, same old. It is all scripted, practiced, and polished.

It'll be one more enactment as Kate, the long suffering victim/martyr/saint, and I'll be very surprised if Whoopi, Sherry, Joy, or Barabar do anything to verbally pin K8 to a wall about her usual scripted rhetoric. At best, perhaps a few pointed zingers, but nothing more than that.

I hope I'm wrong on this one.

stopthemadness said...

Maybe the kids are miserable becuase, having been to the swell environment of the luxury resort in Hawaii, the fancy schmancy Dude ranch in Wyoming, the gorgeous andd upscale beach house in NC, ski condo in Park City -the idea of a mere ride in a truck to see a cow no longer floats their boats.

Not hard to imagine that these trips have raised the bar on what the kids consider "fun." Are they trying to create a little group of spoiled rich kids who turn up their nose at a "rare treat" many kids would be delighted and appreciative to have? That will be the result. I mean these kids have ridden a horse drawn sleigh over the snow in Colorado - this hay ride would pale in comparison. Even 5 and 8 year olds know the difference between a trip that is worth dressing up for and one where mom lets you dress yourself, this doesn't really matter, it's not as "nice" as they normally deserve. At least mom doesn't appear drunk as with the dude ranch.

Tired of the G family said...

Watched part of the dude ranch fiasco...WTH? She hasn't driven a ATV and yet she speeds off? I can't even begin to describe the sheer stupidity of this act. I don't care if they are 3 or 4 wheelers. If you turn fast enough, you can flip or roll. As I watched I wondered what she would do if she got tossed. The bare arms on gravel wouldn't be pretty. She has not a brain in that skull of hers. And those boys? I saw the egg throwing. Made me sick. An egg toss is one thing. Throwing eggs AT people and things. Weapons.

Clearly this show only continues for Kate to use as a platform to get her digs in. The whole gun scene was frightening. Let's get tabloid covers to use for targets. I suppose that would have been funny if it weren't for the fact that she has allowed her paid paps to take pictures knowing she is going to be on the cover. What an idiot.

Saw bits of the kitchen remodel too...grumpy my ass. She was pissed and that's all there was to it. Nice trying to cover that one up. It's too bad it was free because I am sure she would take it back.

I will defend Jon about the dentist thing. At least he is aware of the fact that cavities aren't good. Remember, he only controls the toothbrushes 50% of the time.

It's too bad The Loser Channel has stooped to such low class shows. I haven't learned a thing except how not to be. Oh the tragedy that has incurred to this family. There are so many, many wrongs. It's like Kate says...you can't go back. I bet she will wish she could in a few years.

And as for her teaching how to be a single mom. She has failed in every aspect of it just as she has failed to convince me that she doesn't have any help. She is a needy, greedy person. There is nowhere to go but down now.

Hey PR team...how about a 6 month break from this shrew and her crew? The rest of us deserve it.

ManicNarcissism said...

My husband's mother took a professional picture of him in a Superman costume.

I think the cowboy outfits are the very least of their issues. Come on there are people who actually dress that way every day of their life. I know I'm from Texas.

Chris said...

I think that Jon made the correct decision in keeping the kids home when his grandmother was taken to the hospital. Since he had at least one brother at the house at the time, that brother was able to go to the hospital with the grandmother and report back to Jon what was going on. I'm sure that had the situation been far more dire, Jon whould have found someone to stay with the kids while he went to the hospital. With the swine flu going around, the last place for any child is a hospital ER just because a loved one is there. Actually, a lousy place for any child is an ER waiting room.

my9cats said...

nancy said...

I don't see a problem with Jon staying home with the kids if other family members were able to go to the hospital with his grandmother.
Maybe the kids were traumatized by her fall, and by the sight of an ambulance and police cars was upsetting to them. I don't really care for a lot of what Jon does, but in this case it seems like he might have been putting the best interests of the kids first.

ITA. Children, unless they're they patient have no business being in an ER. Period.

fidosmommy said...

Roxxy said...
I hate to sound rude but what in the H-E-L-L was Kate thinking putting the boys in shorts, cowboy boots and straw hats. (they look like gardening hats) When they get old enough to look back on these episodes she will be lucky if even one of those boys let alone all three speak to or have a relationship with her. They look ridiculous. And miserable.

******

I hope the children are FINALLY being allowed to decide for themselves what they will wear. Ridiculous looking or not, if it was their choice to wear that get-up, then I'm all for it.

My niece used to prefer to wear her fairy princess garb to church on occasion. My sister let her, and everything was cool. She chose to pick her battles with the Little Miss very wisely. My niece is now 27 and remembers wearing that outfit with very happy memories.

So, it could go either way.

fidosmommy said...

When Rosie was on the panel she shared that they actually have a meeting before the show to decide what they're going to talk about, what points each individual is going to bring up, etc. Plus, they all wear earpieces and are fed facts by the producers while they're talking. Rosie refused to wear an earpiece because she didn't want to be told what to say.

Kate will be fed information in her ear for two days and I guarantee she is being well prepped for her time with the View ladies.


*****

Oh, OK. I thought only the MODERATOR (Merideth, Rosie, and now Whoopi) and Barbara were asked to wear earpieces. I had no idea that Joy, Elisabeth and Sherri were similarly hooked into the system. The only ones on the panel I've ever heard make mention of the earpiece were the Mod and Babs.

But since I don't work in show business, I didn't know. Thanks.

fidosmommy said...

Mrs. Know-it-All said...
Hey, didn't Kate say she would never not be with her kids on a holiday. Isn't she gone now? I wonder if she'll be back Monday - doubt it. She's missed their actual birthday, must just be more talk.

*****

I think Kate is talking more about
Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Christmas. I doubt Labor Day and Columbus Day and President's Day mean much to her. Heck, her kids'
birthday/Mother's Day didn't make her stay home this year, did it?

MarySD said...

Someone posted this idea under another category but I was wondering the same thing.

Is it possible Jon is being given these cars to drive around for a while as a means of advertising for dealerships?

Could be the same deal with Kate's newest suv. The dealerships know they are photographed constantly and what better way to advertise your car then having pictures of it in magazines and all over the internet.

Techymum said...

Re the visit to the dairy farm....yet another confirmation that her people read this....check out her shoes...oh my, no heels! wait, they are running shoes????!!!...

So to Katies people...would you please just put NORMAL hats on those kids? I'm thinking baseball type? These straw hats do not fit them, and remember - they are five now. Not toddlers. The hats look ridiculous, and it is not fair to make the children appear like that.

And lastly to Katies people...would you please mention to someone that this show really needs to end? This is like a sick perverted real life version of the Truman Show.

Thank you.

They are PAPARAZZI said...

I would like to express my opinion that when the phrase "P-people" is used, it is validating Kate's desire to coin cute & clever words and/or phrases. It is being used on this board many times every day and I cringe every time I see it. I've only visited one pro-Kate board but have not even seen them using this ridiculous term. I don't think any of us at GWOP want to encourage her! Even if it is being used as a way to make fun of her it is still being way overused around here.

Thanks for listening.

stopthemadness said...

I will be interested to see if after Kate leaves the View if they have anything to say about her, or reality show kids, later. You know they'll be asked.

Will Kate be a phony, pretending she's enjoying being with these other women and sharing the limelight? Or try to hog the camera? Maybe she will enjoy it - she considers them her peers unlike all the other undeserving people who just line up to buy her books or who must be shooed out of the venue (park, BounceU, etc) so she and her kids can have it all.

Or, she could be a diva - demanding special things and X number of close ups, making herself persona non grata with the other ladies by dragging in an entourage of butt kissers when they probably don't have all that.

I'm guessing she'll do her best to be on good behavior and make herself liked both on camera and off, as these women are influential, and this is her chance to be considered for a talk show role. If they don't say how nice and normal she was afterwards, how much fun they had with her or whatever, it might be a case of saying nothing at all if you can't say something nice, but these ladies don't seem to be fans of that motto, so I am hoping we will hear from them. I trust WHoopi's BS detector. And you can fool some of the people all of the time...

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

@ Maude

ITA. I also would like to see Kate fail. I too am tired of her: her voice, her asides to the producer and cameramen, her sense of entitlement, the way she ridicules everything and everyone, her belief that she has important things to say, her belief that she is a good mother, her disregard of anyone who calls her on the exploitation of her kids, her contempt for her husband and her marriage vows, etc. She has to be one of the least evolved humans beings ever. I would like to see her answer for all her actions. I would like to see someone ask her the hard questions. But I have come to the conclusion that it will never happen. She is incapable of any critical thinking or introspection.

pup said...

I saw the pictures of the dairy farm visit. The children look sad, not one smile on their faces. Maybe they don't feel like filming and working.

And their outfits are ridiculous. Who put them in such outfits? I don't believe a second the kids choose their own outfits. You just don't clown your kids around like that. What is Kate doing? The kids are wearing sports shorts or denim shorts to knee with cowboy boots and straw hat. Sports shorts and cowboy boots together? Come on! Even the denim short to knee with cowboy boots doesn't look right.

Kate is all smiling, laughing, and posing such as putting the hat on the kid in aww. The children are not responding to her. They just look miserable and stand there like it's a punishment.

Time to stop the show, TLC? The children can no longer act cute in front of the camera with all the pressure and drama at home.

Barb said...

Just got back from the grocery store and I didn't see one magazine with Jon or Kate's face on it! Maybe this long nightmare, for the children, is finally coming to an end!

Barb in Nebraska

AnneMarie said...

Jon strikes back on Tuesday on the morning show.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/gosselin-blasts-kate-says-she-refused-marriage-counseling

pressured cooker said...

Just got back from the grocery store and I didn't see one magazine with Jon or Kate's face on it! Maybe this long nightmare, for the children, is finally coming to an end!

Barb in Nebraska

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This is the best post I have ever seen on this site. Ever!

John and Kate who cares said...

I can not believe that Khate8 was riding an ATV without a helmet and would not slow down when told by the ranch hands. This was the woman who couldn't ski or whatever because she couldn't afford to get hurt. It is so apparent this is all for the cameras. Kate's look at me. Enough already.

A very good friend of mine, a father of 3 is now paralyzed from the neck down as a result of his quad rolling over and crushing his spinal cord.

I am sick of seeing this woman plastered everywhere. Her 15 mins +++ are long over due to end.

SickofKate said...

Kate taking the kids on a tour of a dairy farm. How many times have we seen this? There was the episode where J&K "bought" a half a cow, and the episode where Aidan couldn't "see sheep." And why do the kids have the silly safari hats to wear (or at least the little boys do)?

At least Kate is wearing more appropriate clothing on this episode (or at least in this scene) - no short skirts, low-cut tops, and high heels. One of her handlers must have told her that she was being ridiculed on GWOP due to, among many things, her choice of dress at the dude ranch!

just wondering said...

pressured cooker said...
Just got back from the grocery store and I didn't see one magazine with Jon or Kate's face on it! Maybe this long nightmare, for the children, is finally coming to an end!

Barb in Nebraska

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This is the best post I have ever seen on this site. Ever!

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It's only been 6 months since we were all begging for some publicity directed towards J&K. Personally, I want the spotlight to keep shining directly in their faces.

fidosmommy said...

stopthemadness said...
I will be interested to see if after Kate leaves the View if they have anything to say about her, or reality show kids, later. You know they'll be asked.

******

What I'm waiting for is the Saturday Night Live skit about Kates' time on The View.

goawayfools said...

Others were joking about this upthread, but I think Can-Do Jackass is dragging the kids to the Dairy farm so she can get something for free. Maybe now she won't have to wait for milk to go on sale. Lord knows, the kids' cavities have already been sponsored by Juicy Juice. Sorry to be so catty, but meow, couldn't resist

just the messenger said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/jon-slams-kate-again-i-dont-trust-her-anymore-200979

In a second except of his Good Morning America interview, Jon Gosselin slams estranged wife Kate once again, claiming that her "constant verbal "abuse" caused strife in their 10-year-marriage.

"Our relationship will never be fixed," he tells ABC News' Chris Cuomo. "... I don't trust her anymore. I was abused ... I was beaten down ... I'm not going back to that life style."

Jon, 32, also slams Kate, 34 - whom he says ended their marriage - for spinning a different story to the media about the collapse of their marriage.

"She knows the truth," he says. "I wish to God, she would speak from emotions ... She's not speaking from the heart. Please -- the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV."

Jon says their marriage reached a breaking point when he "stood up to Kate" for the first time, telling her that he wanted to go out with his friends.

"In 10 years, I've never gone out ... When she said, 'I don't want you going out,' I ... I used to say, 'OK, I'm not going to go out.' I was very passive. This is the first time I said, 'You know what? I want to see my friends. I'm going out,'" he says. "That was the first time in my life I ever stood up to Kate ... I just felt like I had to take back some time in my life, and I did it. And I felt really good. I made my own decision ... I was beaten down for so long, I couldn't even make my own decision. And when I did, I was like, holy cow! You know? Yeah, what's she gonna do? Divorce me? All right. Obviously. You know."

Being married to Kate changed who he was, Jon says.

"My mom and my brothers, they say to me, 'It's so good to have the real Jon back. It's so good to have the warm, loving, kind, caring person that we knew you when you were ... before you got married,'" he says. "I've changed for her. Because I loved her ... But don't forget who you are. That's what happened to me."

Jon says he even tried therapy to make their marriage work, but Kate refused to go.

"I learned about myself. If she's not going to therapy, she's not going to fix herself, then it's not going to work. It takes two people," he says. "I have a $22,000 therapy bill. I mean, I tried to have marriage counseling. I did it myself. She refused to go."

Reflecting on his failed marriage, Jon says, "I felt maybe I was too passive. Maybe I didn't stand my grounds 10 years ago -- even to stick up for my kids. But it's gone. I can't get that back."

"I don't cry, I cried at my dad's funeral. That's it," he says, "but like, I've cried more now in the last, like, eight months than ... my whole entire life."

"I just want to let the world know that I'm a real person with feelings," he says. "OK, I've made mistakes. Maybe it wasn't the best idea to go out to the clubs. But we all learn from mistakes, except mine are public."

TooSadToWatch said...

They just said on Access Hollywood that J&K appeared on 59 magazine covers. FIFTY NINE. Gooooood grief!

chersolly said...

Anonymous MarySD said...

Someone posted this idea under another category but I was wondering the same thing.

Is it possible Jon is being given these cars to drive around for a while as a means of advertising for dealerships?

Could be the same deal with Kate's newest suv. The dealerships know they are photographed constantly and what better way to advertise your car then having pictures of it in magazines and all over the internet.

9/07/2009 10:54 AM
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Of course. A salesperson drove Jon's new Mercedes ML350 SUV to the set - oops, I meant "house". That doesn't happen in the real world.

Ms.Peach said...

SickofKate said...

At least Kate is wearing more appropriate clothing on this episode (or at least in this scene) - no short skirts, low-cut tops, and high heels. One of her handlers must have told her that she was being ridiculed on GWOP due to, among many things, her choice of dress at the dude ranch!
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They're pretending it's fall.

go away gosselins said...

Sorry that G-grandma fell, but YIPEE! Jon listened and allowed the kids to get together with his family and grandparents! Wow..he made some points. That is the way to go Jon! Stay out of bars and stop the party.

Now, go back to church. Make some friends that don't need to be drunk to be around you. Then, get the kids playing at places where they aren't the only kids! A real experience at McDonalds, or a theme park that hasn't been cleared. Let them play and get dirty, and get germs from kids they don't know! Go back to the crayola factory and let them use colored markers, and get their clothes all marked up! Let them go to a bakery and ice some cupcakes and eat icing right from the bag...get all dirty! --OFF CAMERA. YOU take the pictures and share them with your pap friends...

Do it for the kids...and the fans...man, would you make some points with the public that watches your show!

jojow said...

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/jon-gosselin-marriage-kate-exclusive-interview/story?id=8491733


Maybe this has been posted already.

I know Jon has been a tool lately, and I'm incredibly disappointed in him, BUT,

I believe every single word of this article. We have long said that the crap hit the fan the moment Jon finally stood up for himself. We have also said we didn't believe Kate would ever go to counseling.

I'm glad Jon finally spoke up. Now, if he will just put some of that therapy to good use, learn from his mistakes, change his behavior and man up for his kids.

stopthemadness said...

I can see folks like Juicy juice or Osh Kosh giving things for free, to get their brand out there on america's favorite family, and all their commercials played on the show. But why on earth would some hard working dairy farmer give her a cow, or anything free? those guys work for a living, they aren't a national or global conglomerate with that kind of marketing budget and the very idea of her poor mouthing it so she doesn't have to pay for her own kids makes me sick.

Also I think Kate has better things to do than bargain and wheedle for free milk, how much can that cost, it's time she could be spent bargaining and wheedling for a talk show. It's not worth her time as a super star to put on her Orphan Annie act for a few gallons of milk per week, and nothing in it for the dairy or farm unless they are going to get a big marketing return.

All I can say is it's a good thing air is free otherwise these kids would have to hold their breath til someone donated some.

NoUse4Kate said...

ROFL at Radar. That site is truly pathetic. (not a revelation to you guys I realize) They glorify k8 and trash Jon about everything. TLC must be paying them a ton of money to do this sh*t. They should try and be a little more subtle about it and maybe have the TLC lackeys log off once in a while in their comment section. It really is nauseating.

It is hilarious that they find this site to be such a threat.

go away gosselins said...

Shari, YOU are a genius!

Yep, Jon should invite all of Kate's family to the manse, to play with the kids---including Kevin and Jodi...absolutely the best idea ever! Bet the cops would have to be called again!

Radaronline FREE said...

I have stopped viewing anything at Radar for over 2 weeks. I refuse to click onto that site and fuel their need to glorify Kate. I know they keep a count everytime someone clicks in, so they are NOT getting interest from me.

stopthemadness said...

justthemessanger thank you for posting that. I think Jon will be trashed by the Kate sheeple, however, it's hard to hear that or read it and not feel like he's speaking from the heart and minus all the PR bullsh*t of what he OUGHT to say or making himself look good. He went to counselling, she beat him down emotionally, controlled him, and was verbally abusive, we ALL SAW IT, it will be interesting to see the "feminists" who support her, support this.

if the shoe were up the other ass, it would be a whole different ballgame.

I'm glad he came out with it and gee, just in time for her to go on the View and pretend like this isn't an issue. Jon Gosselin as poster child for female spousal abuse.

And note, he did not stick up for his kids either - what was she doing to THEM?

Maybe he needs some support to be able to do what he should do, to defend them now, regardless of TLC or the $. In those photos of the hay ride only one Gosselin looks happy. The rest look miserable.

In beating down Jon we're beating down the best shot these kids have at getting some protection. That is making me rethink my attitude towards him.

New cars from the kids said...

I doubt that either Jon or Kate are given FREE cars. If that was the case he wouldn't have been driving a 3 year old BMW. I believe that they just go out and pick out a car that they like, and BINGO they write a check. How nice to be unemployed and buy whatever your heart desires, without any introspection, because of your 8 children paying the bill.

lindahoyt said...

If TLC wants a ratings bonanza, all they have to do is record, what the fans of the show have been asking about for 4 years--- the Kreiders, Kate's parents, with the kids!

Have Jon take the kids to the campground and camp with their grandparents! Have a family reunion, with Kevin and Jodi and their cousins...THAT would pick up viewership. I think I would even watch again.

NoUse4Kate said...

I agree and I've been pretty good about not going there. I was just bored today and started snooping around.

lindahoyt said...

Again, I just have to reprimand Jon for leaving his kids alone to be abused by his abusive wife. He, an adult male, could not handle the abuse she served up, how does he expect his little children, to handle it?

It is hard to feel sorry for him, when he leaves his kids with an abusive woman, to protect himself.

Stop the Show said...

I do not think the Kreider grandparents or Kevin and Jodi should be brought in to boost ratings..the point is to get this show off the air! I would be happy to see the kids reunite with their grandparents and Kevin and Jodi for the reasons that matter the most which is that they are family and the kids need alot of love and support from their extended family

stopthemadness said...

Maybe they can do an episode on Intervention. Have the families come in. You have to stop being hooked on this amount of money every week, you have to stop being hooked on child exploitation to get it, or you are gonna crash.

lindahoyt said...

Yep Jon, you made some mistakes. Fix them. Sell the NY condo. Move back to the E-town house. Take the kids to see ALL their family; not just your side. This is what is in the best interest of your kids. Start standing up for those kids!

Hey, also, I think an apology to Kevin and Jodi would go a long way in repairing your image.

Best of luck.

stopthemadness said...

I'd love to see them with their maternal grandparents. i often have wondered what the real story is there and why they have nothing to do with their EIGHT grandchildren. Nothing could keep me away from my kids, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, parents, grandkids when I have them...either these people are monstrously unforgiving, for Christians, or they have been ostracized and kept out by kate. In a situation where not one sibling will have anything to do with her I have to think given what we know of her it's her who is behind it not them.

Kevin was willing to be ther eand we know why he pulled out. I think with Jon coming out with the abuse stuff maybe Kevin and Jodi could reach out to him and support him and he would mend fences. The kids sure need their aunt and uncle and Jon needs the support, throwing down against TLC's favorite harpy.

goawayfools said...

Stop the madness: my post was semi- tongue in cheek. Kate probably isn't trying to get free milk, but I do think you're giving her too much credit for being sane when it comes to money. Remember coupongate? Now showerheads CAN be expensive from high end stores but they don't have coupons, or I suspect what Kate had, gift cards for free merchandise. Jon probably went to Home Depot and bought a nice, normal showerhead. I can tell you that most of them cost less than $35 there and we're not talking ugly cheap looking stuff here. She is too obtuse to see the stupidity of yelling at her husband for not using a coupon while standing in her million dollar house. She is as cheap as they come except when it comes to herself

iheartmyhubby said...

goawayfools: i also thought "coupons" were gift cards. how else could one save $20 on a showerhead? it's probably one of the "coupons" she prayed about and God then left in her mailbox.

iheartmyhubby said...

I also want to know why the tabloids are giving Jon so much grief for buying a new Mercedes that supposedly cost $42k when Kate's new Toyota cost $68k??? They are being too hard on Jon. Either that or Kate has hipnotized them into thinking she can do no wrong.

PULL THE PLUG TLC said...

lindahoyt said...
If TLC wants a ratings bonanza, all they have to do is record, what the fans of the show have been asking about for 4 years--- the Kreiders, Kate's parents, with the kids!

Have Jon take the kids to the campground and camp with their grandparents! Have a family reunion, with Kevin and Jodi and their cousins...THAT would pick up viewership. I think I would even watch again.

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Forget about a ratings bonanza.
PULL THE PLUG TLC!!!

IMHO Jon should reintroduce his children to Kevin, Jodi and their cousins, as well as their maternal grandparents and any other relatives in **PRIVATE** and not for the sake of something to film for TLC.

I want this show to end because IMHO it is in the best mental health interest of the children.

It is not that I don't care about the kids after watching them grow up but I will no longer watch the show. It is more along the lines that I have a feeling that the kids will be in the news again when they write their collective version of "Mommy Dearest" when as adults and like their father, "cut the cord" and pull away from their mother.

Then TLC can have a new show and call it: GOSSELIN KIDS GO CORDLESS.

What a deal ... we get to see the kids again but without the parents!!!!

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