Finally? Maybe? Hopefully? May We Celebrate?

Jon & Kate Plus 8 will officially end in mid to late November, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

TLC has not made an announcement but RadarOnline.com has confirmed with sources outside the network that there is just enough unused new footage to take them through about another month."They will eek out what they can in terms of more shows," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

"Obviously they are not shooting anymore so they are taking what they have and seeing how many more episodes they can get out of it." Jon Gosselin has told the network they no longer have his permission to film the children and TLC will not challenge that. If Jon changes, his mind, they will go into production on the new show, Kate Plus 8.

"TLC has no plans to film unless the situation is resolved," the source told RadarOnline.com. Considering that the Gosselin divorce has turned into all-out war, it doesn't seem like Jon and Kate can resolve anything without a judge present, so prepare to say goodbye to original episodes of the show.

RadarOnline Link.

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M said...

All I can say is "It's about damn time"!!

ohnoshedidn't said...

Oh glory be... how wonderful if this is true!

*oh happy happy day*

The kids might actually have some slim chance at having a normal life.

Now, if the attention, media whoring mother would stop strutting around for the "p" people & their father would stop sowing his wild oats... all might be on the up for these kids.

Charlie Rose said...

PRAISE THE LORD.

Ashleigh said...

TIME TO GET JOBS Jon and Kate! I give these two idiots 6 months before we hear of financial problems. Then one more month before we hear them filing for bankruptcy.

Otherwise YAY! The show is over!!

CopyGirl said...

I hope this is accurate! If so, this is great news for the children, at long last. Jon, whatever your motivations (and I happen to think you are trying to do what's right for your children), I'm just glad that you finally realized you could put a halt to the filming of the children. I read somewhere that Jon said he was undergoing counseling, and that his father had been too passive and Jon felt he followed in his footsteps. He is trying to break the chain and Jon, I wish you every success in that.

timothy said...

Is it too early to say 'ding dong the witch is dead'?

Rambling Thoughts said...

As much as a big "GoodBye Gosselins" party sounds like the thing to do for the last episode (like we did for the last episode of MASH), I have to admit I will be sad to see the show go. I hope there will be friends and neighbors in the lives of the kids to keep track of them and make sure that their needs are being met. I do fear for the kids when left in their mother's care. Part of me thinks the film crew being around kept Kate in check, and now that they are gone, those kids are going to need loving, caring people in their lives, and Kate just isn't up to that job.

The main goal was getting the kids off the TV and giving them a normal life, as much as normal as possible.

Lucy said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for the sake of the children. This divorce is getting so ugly. Jon & Khate have not shown any real parenting skills in protecting their children from real or implied emotional or psychological harm. It is thanks to sites like this, moderators with a passion for communication like this site has, and bloggers who care that this show may be finally over! TLC should be ashamed of itself ... it has lost a lot of viewers like me over their disregard for child welfare.

rachel said...

I think it is ironic that their childish behavior, selfish indulgence and airing of dirty laundry is what caused the show (ultimately) to end. Too bad they couldn't have made the choice much earlier, for the sake of the children.

But I'm so very glad the filming has stopped. I truly hope the children will be able to (start to) have a somewhat normal (considering the parents are nutso) childhood.

Crazy known as BM said...

Ok so I checked BM's site for her 1st response. HA! This chick actually wants the show to CONTINUE! What is her issue?

"Wow everyone, thanks for all the notes regarding the show..And while we all hope and pray that things will change, I will be devastated if the show truly ends in November...Who knows, don't count anything out yet! I'm sure TLC has a lot up their sleeves with Kate.. you will not be seeing the last of her.. nor of me! SO DON'T WORRY!"
---------BabyMamma

momtotwins2 said...

I think there may be a reason why Etown hasn't sold. There must be a God that is making sure the children have a roof over their heads. We know they can't afford the mansion without TLC footing the bill for everything.

I hope this is true but I really hope we can help get TLC to pay for therapy for the children. We all know that this is going to be rough on these entitled children, who don't know life without trips, camera crews, etc.
What a shock to their system.

We are almost there - let the show end but now we need to focus on getting the children help to deal with all that goes with ending their TV Life and their parents divorce.

This is happy news but I feel bad for those kids who don't have the coping skills for everyday problems.

Jen K said...

While I'm happy about the show ending for the sake of the kids, it's sad to know that show or no show, these two dimwits are their parents forever. :(

dogsandkids said...

I really, really hope this is true. Jon hasn't been a paragon of mental health, and only he knows what his true motives are, but I think he was motivated in large part by wanting to protect his kids (I also think some of it was getting back at Kate). He said on Larry King that he has to grow up and protect his kids, and I think that was a large factor in how this came to be.

Angel1 said...

I truly hope this is the end. Those wonderful kids deserve a change at happiness and some semblance of a normal life. Of course, with Khate as their mother, 'normal' might be hard to come by.

IMHO said...

"TLC has no plans to film unless the situation is resolved," the source told RadarOnline.com" Read that as until they decide to pay Jon again.....I still think he did it for the money.

Lisa said...

You know, I'm thinking that Kate must just be seething with rage towards Jon. I think back to just a few months ago and Kate "had it all".....traveling around getting paid to tout herself as the expert on parenting, a cookbook coming out, a children's clothing line, a successful television program, freebies and money flowing freely, free trips, etc. Then the photos of Jon at the bar came out and everything crashing down. Now with his refusal to let the kids be filmed anymore, the show seems to be coming to a screeching halt. As much of a control freak as she is, I can only imagine that she is beyond pissed! When he tried to tell her he was tired of doing Jon and Kate, she ignored his wishes and put her own first. Look where that's gotten her. Of course, she will never admit her part in the downfall of her family. Jon will remain the scapegoat, I'm sure.

I just feel so sad for those poor kids. The greed of their parents has cost them the childhood that they deserved. This mess will probably follow them for the rest of their lives and they had no choice in the matter. All they ever truly needed was their parents love and care. They didn't need free trips to Disney and the Crayola factory for a happy childhood. I grew up poor, but never doubted that my parents loved me for a minute and guess what? I didn't care that I lived in a trailer and wore hand-me-downs!! I felt secure, safe, and loved!! That's all that any child wants.

organizedblogroll said...

Kate wouldn't give up so easily unless Jon has an ace up his sleeve.
That tell all book would be a doozie.

Besides, they have future plans for Kate at TLC anyway ("her project for 2010"). Guess Paula Deen said PASS.

Elvira said...

Will anyone except some sheeple (especially babymama) remember who Kate Gosselin is or care what she's doing by 2010? As someone else said Kate the Non-Organizer with Screeching Kids only pulled 1.7 million viewers. Kate the not much of anything will get what a few hundred thousand maybe and for how long?

Eating Your Cake said...

Regardless of how we feel about the show going off the air, it is not our responsibility to make sure the children are healthy, happy and whole. It is their PARENTS. I am sure Kate is livid that the show has (or shortly will be) canceled.

Unfortunately, both parents got caught up in the limelight and forgot about what got them there in the first place, the precious children they both brought into the world.

Prayers being sent to the Gosselin 8, they are the ones who will need it the most. Jon and Kate will have to learn how to live like they should have been living all along.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

I'll believe it when I don't see it...

dustilies said...

First, a hearty thanks to the moderators of this very busy blog. And thanks to all the great posters for your wit and wisdom and intelligent snark.

I dunno--could this be TLC sending up a weather balloon? So they can say that "fans demanded we bring them back!" Since TLC, ROL and KG all seem to be playing on the same team, could this be TLC's way to help Kate's case in divorce court (like, gosh, show's over; Jon's complaint about filming is moot; therefore (non sequitor intended) I am the greatest Mom in the world; just make sure I get enough loot to keep two nannies for the next 13 years).

But, boy, I hope I am wrong and the show is really going to hit the dustbin of forgotten media trivia of the 21st century.

MBach said...

Oh please, please, please let this be a true report.
No Jon&Kate+8 and no Kate+8.

My fingers are crossed and in prayer form (makes it really difficult to type). I will cross my toes, arms, and legs.

Come on Jon, please do this for the right reasons!

livnluv said...

M, good first post!

Shelly said...

Here's hoping that Jon won't decide to sell his soul to the devil again (devil, TLC...same thing). I hope this is truly the end of this train wreck. Although I do agree with Jen K, those poor kids are stuck with those two idiots as parents for a long time.

Im_in_PR said...

Ok so I checked BM's site for her 1st response. HA! This chick actually wants the show to CONTINUE! What is her issue?

"Wow everyone, thanks for all the notes regarding the show..And while we all hope and pray that things will change, I will be devastated if the show truly ends in November...Who knows, don't count anything out yet! I'm sure TLC has a lot up their sleeves with Kate.. you will not be seeing the last of her.. nor of me! SO DON'T WORRY!"
---------BabyMamma


She actually brags about making money off the kids also, by getting people to click on the ads at her blog. THAT'S why she doesn't care if those poor innocent children are bing exploited by Jon & Kate. She's getting some filthy lucre off the backs of those children also.

JJ said...

Lisa-
You took the words right out of my mouth-she had it all and Jon ruined it. If they had ended the show like he wanted to last year she would still be the sweetheart housemom everyone thought she was (well, the media, anyway). She would continue to make money doing what she "loved" and maybe their marriage could have been healed.

Does anyone else wonder what will happen when Playboy or something as sleezy offers her $1 million when she is facing the troubles that are coming?

Im_in_PR said...

TLC confirmed to the Daily News that their cameras are still staying away from shooting the eight Gosselin children. \"We\'re still not filming the kids,\" says TLC spokewoman, Laurie Goldberg. \"We\'re still working on the show with Kate.\"

Im_in_PR said...

The main goal was getting the kids off the TV and giving them a normal life, as much as normal as possible.

THis is just my opinion, and I hope I'll be proven wrong, but I don't forsee those poor children ever being able to have a normal life unless a judge steps in during the divorce and appoints a guardian ad litem. And even then it could still be rough for them.

We have already seen that both their grifter parents are not opposed at all to pimping their children out to provide THEIRSELVES with a Hollywood lifestyle while their innocent children suffer.

They will find other ways to make money off their children unless the long arm of the judicial system puts a halt to it somehow.

season 5! said...

Outstanding news!

After hearing Jodi and Kevin's revelations last spring about what was REALLY going on in that household, that was it for me. I had to stop watching. I felt so bad for the Gosselin children, and I finally learned what "exploitation" means.(My apologies to all the explanations GWOP provided, but I only started watching J & K in January '09!)

The children were used and taken advantage of in ways that could affect them for years to come.

It's so great the show is ending, but this has become a much bigger thing. Hopefully eyes have been opened and there will be national legislation to protect future kids from having their childhoods exposed on "reality" tv.

My respects to all the GWOP mods, Julie (The Truth Will Set You Free), Aunt Jodi & Kevin, Paul Petersen, and all you posters who helped bring things into the light. You did it with passion, humor and persistence! Thank you!

Oh,and lest I forget, a big thank you is in order to JON GOSSELIN, on of the few people on the planet who could actually shut down the show. For what it's worth, I think you did the right thing, and best wishes for you, and your childrens' future.

To be continued.....

lalaland said...

“We are still filming Kate,” said a rep for the show, “We are not filming the kids.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33298301/ns/entertainment-gossip/

Ohio Buckeye said...

I'll bet the skies are black and threatening in K8ieVille today. K8's NEVER going to be able to get the twist out of her panties now!

Let's just hope that once the divorce is finalized, Jon does not then come out with a nonsensical statement that 'filming the kids DURING the divorce was detrimental, but NOW they're fine, so please tune in to MY new show, "Divorced Dads" and see how much Cara, Mady, Collin, Joel, Aaden, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah have grown!"

Sad that J&K have allowed themselves to be the day's social experiment that ran amok. I think we can all agree this did not end well.

I hope we have seen the last of ALL the Gosselins. Forevermore.

ashamom said...

Perfect way for TLC to back out of this mess.
I am sure they wanted out for a looong time now.
Yayy!

Pamela Jaye said...

I watched this week's show (I usually get around to it unless it's just too boring (Chopper guys) and in the break they said something about "one of the few remaining episodes."
When it was over i edited the show out and kept that part.
As someone somewhere said, sending everyone off to school would be a normal endpoint anyway (and seemed that way, or we were going to have to hear Kate griped about the state of Mady and Cara's room that she apparently couldn't be bothered to visit in months (the way it sounded - hey, why are they still sharing a room? maybe they want to, whatever.)

Anyway, sounded to me like TLC is resigned, so

Good!

Hopefully teachers etc will keep their eyes out for signs of abuse or Mady will call Dad if things get bad.
(only show I ever continued to watch while hoping it would be canceled. nope even that's not true. I'm enduring some network dramas i hope will end soon. but no children were harmed in the making of those)

I wish almost all the Gosselins (and their long lost relatives) the best. Health, peace, love, mental health.

Doubtful said...

Sadly, I think this may all be hype.

Just in time for November sweeps, no less.

Just more of the same, I'm afraid.

1momski said...

Cancel the show or is this an ultimatum to Jon who now has to put back the money? If he can't repay the funds then will he forced into giving his permission for his kids to film? Kate would then blame him for this saying that Jon forced the show to go on when he removed the funds from their account. Not that Kate can't be trusted, you know this is all"for the kids"
I hope I am overly suspicious but I don't think Kate would stop at anything to keep the Gravy Train runnin'.

Ravello said...

I hope and pray this holds but Kate Gosselin is not going to go down without a fight or a deal with Jon. In the meantime, I expect the attention seeking behavior will continue in the hopes of keeping the show alive.
The show needs to be done, finished, dead and buried.

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf said...

It sounds like chain rattling to me. I think TLC is hoping Jon pulled the kids just for leverage and they are now calling what they see as his bluff. Seems like they are hoping he will cave if they use the right leverage on him. Hang tough, Jon. Your kids are depending on you. Those same kids who make your face light up when you think of them. Those kids.

Ohio Buckeye said...

CrazyKnownasBM said.......
Oh, I didn't realize BabyMama so closely identified with K8. (I only know about Baby Mama from GWoP.) Very telling that Baby Mama is promsing both Kate and SHE will be back. Can we all say 'living vicariously'?

When it comes to the mentally unhealthy/unstable, if you remember only one thing, remember this: They are not all locked up in Psych units or jail. They walk amongst us. I'm guessing both K8 and her buddy, BabyMama, are two really fine examples of this truth.

Jen said...

I give her new show a month, and then it tanks. Who wants to watch this shrew? Any money she ever made was off her kids.

Jen K said...

Does BM actually tell her readers to click on her ads on her site?

If so, and if she is using Google Adsense, she's in direct violation of their Terms of Service and could get her account revoked.

Just sayin'....

Two clueless idiots said...

Wonderful news for those children! Perhaps now they can truly live a more "normal" life, although I'm not terribly hopeful with those two idiots for parents. (What kind of nutcases broadcast angry PR wars against each other in the midst of a divorce without considering the ramifications for their kids???)

Oh well, I can remain hopeful that at least the kids will regain some personal privacy. My daughter is exactly the same age as Cara and Mady, and I know that she would be so humiliated and angry if her private moments, her meltdowns, her messy room, her emotional reactions, etc. were broadcast to even a few of her friends, much less a TV audience! It is a violation of the kids' dignity, much less their privacy. Glad to hear it's hopefully over...

TH said...

Jon, If you are reading this - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the right thing by your precious childern. Stay out of the spotlight, love on those childern and continue to fight like hell for them. They DESERVE it. Get a job if you need, stay away from the papparazi, quit bashing Kate - take the high road to show the world you are really serious about doing the right thing for the childern. It will be a hard road but those kids deserve a "normal" life. YOU are the parent that can make it happen.

just wondering said...

timothy said...
Is it too early to say 'ding dong the witch is dead'?
********
Let's get the kids to throw a bucket of water on her just to make sure.

Pamela Jaye said...

btw, last night's ep included Paparazzi Video, labeled as such. Nice way of TLC to tapdance around the We Are Not Shooting The Schoolbus Stop issue

CherryCheeseKate said...

"IF" this is true ~ it is ABSOLUTELY/WITHOUT A DOUBT **WONDERFUL NEWS!**. Unfortunately, some of the damage already done ~ cannot be undone, but I have to believe THIS is a step in the right direction in any hope of giving those sweet kids a more *normal/well-balanced/regular/settled/less-complicated* childhood.

I ONLY HOPE/PRAY THAT IF THE SHOW IS OFFICIALLY ENDING IT WILL ALLOW AND ENCOURAGE JON/KATE TO EVALUATE THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS PARENTS, RE-FOCUS THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN THEIR MAIN PRIORITIES, AND ALLOW THEM TO CONCENTRATE ON RAISING THEIR KIDS IN A HEALTHY/HAPPY/STABLE ENVIRONMENT!

karmatrain has arrived said...

ok...so now what happens? she better have a really good deal ahead of her with tlc (but, i have a feeling kate is going to get a lot of ''eileen is busy, but she will call you as soon as she can" calls).
i see some serious down-sizing happening REAL QUICK LIKE.

we had one of those big homes for sale here, can't remember what the company was, the one where you enter to win the fabulous home??
well, some guy on disability wins the house. he lives in another state. it was a big deal on the news for a while, all cpa's suggested that 'regular' folk could never afford the upkeep and taxes on the house, even if they did win the house. the cpa's advice? sell the house, after taxes net two million.
so what does the guy do? he sells his old house (it was paid for by the way), moves to texas, and lives in the house. i think he had a wife and a couple of kids.
after a few months, they realize how foolish they had been, try to make some money off the property by renting out the boathouse, but it was against the homeowners rules.
anyway, to make a long story short (sorta), they lose the house, the furnishings, the cars, and the cash that can with the house. they were then homeless.

i don't see a much better picture for the gosselins. the mcmansion will have to go, get rid of all the cars except for the good old white and blue vans...don't know what is going to happen about the private schooling, there is no way they can afford the tuition, and i don't see the school giving them a free ride.
looks like jon will be moving in with hailey and looking for a JOB.
don't know what KI will do, she is going to have to find a daycare for the kids, this is going to be a mess.
i feel for the kids..even though material things are just things, that is just about all they had (no real family structure).
if this couple had just stayed in their house,banked the money, they would have been better off. greed won. kids lose.

Avary said...

I just want to point out that Jon was still going to be paid when the show changed to "Kate plus 8". Some people don't seem to realize that he would still have been on the payroll.

Tired of KON said...

I'll believe it when Jon has a job. As soon as the money runs out he will be back on TLC's doorstep.

goawayJandK said...

As much as I would love to believe that this is the end for the show, I am also suspicious of ANYTHING TLC or Radaronline "announces".

After all this, TLC is relenting so easily ? Hmmmmmmmm........

Charles said...

We all seem scared to believe this could possibly be true!

Sometimes good things do happen.

Maybe this is one of them.

We can only hope!

The future said...

Kate can join Kathy Griffin on a comedy tour. Jon can open Kosher Korean. All can live comfortably ever after.

OriginalThoughts said...

Just saw the cover of the new In Touch magazine that questions "is Jon a Danger to his Kids" this makes me ill. You can tell he is playing with them. Something you never see the Queen do.
I dont like how she can spank, scream, degrade and yank those kids around and allow her"bestfriend" to do the same with nothing said about it.
Think if the outrage if Jon had a friend over who grabbed one of those kids like the "bestfriend" of Kates did.
The constant playing of Jon as the bad guy would get wearing for him I would think.
On a side note....there is so much truth in the saying money cant buy class....after seeing her outfit for court and the one today of sweat with hooker heels. Its COLD here in PA.

Tell All said...

I don't think that the neighbors in Etown want them back.

Given the choice of a tell all by Jon or Kate (she mentioned something about writing one didn't she?) - I'm going to buy the one written by Jon! Oh the stories he can tell! I'd be surprised if the book isn't already being ghosted.

Crazy Known as BM said...

I had no idea BM was making money off the backs of the Gosselin children with those ads. She is freaking crazy. No wonder she wants the show to continue!

I feel sorry for her kid just like I do the Gosselin 8. Must be hard living with the mentally unstable.

Merrilee said...

I would be terrorified if I were one of the little Gosselins.

Their mother will indeed be on the war path, and they better stay out of their way.

Wouldn't it be a beautiful thing if Kate accepted this quietly, matured, became a wise mother, and talked sweetish and comfortish to her little ones?

Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing?

Is it likely?

dustilies said...

And here's another thought:

Given that TLC has years and years of cutting room floor footage, couldn't they fill up the season's schedule if they wanted to? Retrospective episodes on each kid (or kid group) and parent would take us (shudder) through till late winter, then the crew can do their own worst moments for J and K.

I've always wondered how much some folks on the crew or production staff must hate Kate after they filmed her filthy feet in the divorce episode. Anyone who liked her would have changed the camera distance to crop out that horrendously horrendous sight!

Makes me wonder if they make their own montages for the yearly office party!

Ohio Buckeye said...

TheFuture said, "Jon could open Kosher Korean": LOL!!!

Minka's tail said...

I'm very sad.
This could have been a great show, and provided some needed income for the family, if only:

If only they kept to a more "typical" reality show schedule.
A contest reality show (American Idol, Survivor) lasts about 16 weeks. A "following interesting people around" type of reality show (Flipping Out, Rachel Zoe, numerous others) usually has a long hiatus between seasons. Why, oh why, did they decide that a show starring BABIES could have one season ending in April and another season starting in May? No other show with adults has a schedule like that or anything close, IIRC.

If only Jon didn't quit his job. He'd have a life away from childcare, with his friends from work, and maybe, just maybe, he wouldn't have snapped so dramatically and become a 32 year old teenager.

If only TLC was stronger. They could have said, "No, Kate. It's our policy to pay all of our reality show participants. It's not up to you, it's not coming out of your pocket, it doesn't concern you. It's our budget, that's the way it is." Aunt Jodie would still be in the kids' lives.

If only the "Christians" were stronger. Didn't churches and Christian publishers think it was against their family values to ask a mother to go on speaking and book tours? Maybe each church thought they were the only one getting her as a speaker, but Zondervan should have known better. Less traveling=less body guard=maybe she wouldn't have checked out of her marriage.

Kate's personality was probably set at birth. She's a difficult person, but if only someone would have stood up to her before she became a "star." Maybe these kids would not be in danger of losing their home, and would not be facing a life out of the public eye with two parents that resent they were ever born, one of whom is known to hit them.

The show stinks as of late, but this is nothing to be happy about. It's a tragedy.

glasshalfempty said...

I personally believe Jon is just working TLC for more money and mark my words......we have NOT seen the last of this show.

Ohio Buckeye said...

This seems a good point for a special THANK YOU to the moderators of this blog. A job well done, and thanks for all your efforts. I especially appreciated receiving replies about how to blog when I was new here - thank you for everything.

To fellow GWoPers: don't know what is going to happen with this whole Gosselin saga, but, again, this seems a good time to tell you how much I've enjoyed reading your insightful, witty, dead-on comments. I will miss communicating with you. Thanks to everyone.

organic cheetos said...

What are they filming Kate for? Is Kate plus 8 now Kate? Or are they hoping they can add the 8 at some point? Or is it the stupid Organic Food Show? Kate is so dumb she seems to think organic = nutritious. It has nothing to do with nutrition, just pesticideds. It can be full of fat, cholesterol, calories, and void of nutrients and still be "organic".For example if those cheetos in the kids lunchboxes were actually some organic version (doubt it though..the packages were definitely cheetoeyish)

enoughalready said...

I don't believe anything TLC states. I am very angry at them for the constant media biasedness against Jon when everyone can see that physically, verbally, emotionally mentally, psychologically, Ms Kate Psycho was the tormentor and instigator and Jon was/is the victm of their (TLC & Psycho) games.
I believe TLC is still very much in Psycho's life and paying all her bills this especially includes that high falutin legal team of Psycho's.
The only day I will rejoice is when TLC finaly nails the coffin shut on both J&Khate. Esp. Khate - because she needs to feel what its like not to be flavor of the month with corporations (esp TLC) and to be disposed off as she is no longer useful for them and discarded like the nappies she would not touch with her baby tups.
The more I read and hear nasty things about Jon, the more I detest that foul smelling woman. Good Job TLC.

cherier1 said...

Hey! McDonald's here is hiring...Kate? Still interested??

cherier1 said...

Did you see the Katedar pics of Jon picking up the kids? They really love their dad. You never see that when Khate picks them up!

Huh said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"I'll bet the skies are black and threatening in K8ieVille today. K8's NEVER going to be able to get the twist out of her panties now!

Let's just hope that once the divorce is finalized, Jon does not then come out with a nonsensical statement that 'filming the kids DURING the divorce was detrimental, but NOW they're fine, so please tune in to MY new show, "Divorced Dads" and see how much Cara, Mady, Collin, Joel, Aaden, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah have grown!""

*****

If Kate freaks out about going shoe shopping with the kids, I can't imagine how she's reacting to her precious show ending.

And good point! I didn't think about Jon maybe pulling a stunt like that. I was really hoping he had come around, but with these two, you never know what could happen. I hope what Im_in_PR said about the kids having a guardian ad litem appointed happens. Someone needs to protect those kids from their parents' greed.

enough is enough! said...

Ok I just saw an commercial that said with a limited number of episodes left Jon and Kate choose to spend their time with the people who matter.
OK, so there lives are ending when the crews leave?! These people need to get a life and realize that life does not happen in seasons and episodes.
If I never hear about this family again and never see their pictures on all the magazines I will be happy.

Pilgrim Soul said...

What about syndication? Will the Kids get a cut of that? Or did TLC cleverly forget to add such a clause to the original contract?

Smart, caring parents would have held onto their day jobs, knowing the show would most probably run its natural course when the kids were ready for school... They would have kept the framework of their "normal lives" intact, a safety net of financial and emotional sanity when the day finally came to back out of the public eye. But not Jon and Kate... I hope the courts appoint a team of therapists and social workers to ease these kids back into the real world.

f8k8 said...

There are some pics of Jon picking up the kids today. They all look happy to see him. One is seen running to him to give him a big hug and she's all smiles.

Never seen this when Kate picks up the kids.

Janine said...

Today is going to mark the begining of hope for those eight children. Jon... get as many trusted friends and family as you can to help love and shield your kids. I know this will be a difficult time, no matter what... but you can do it, Jon. K8 I am even praying something causes you to wake up... stop seeking the fortune and fame and start working on your parenting skills (Co-parenting).
I have a question blog moderators??? I am a hopeless trivia person and have not figured out the BM connection. Today... I did stumble upon a blog and was a bit sick to my stomach (the video done for Jay Leno... big YUCK) Is BM the same or just another who has a major likeness?
THANK YOU moderators and everyone who CLEARLY love the kids first. Keep up the good work.

Snerk said...

There is no syndication money. TLC/Discovery owns the show and it only airs on their network(s). Reality shows generally pay no residuals. They get paid for the episode produced and then the network owns it to do with as they please.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Thanks for clarifying that, Snark. Didn't know show could not be syndicated...

Huh said...

momtotwins2 said...
"I think there may be a reason why Etown hasn't sold. There must be a God that is making sure the children have a roof over their heads. We know they can't afford the mansion without TLC footing the bill for everything."

*******

Wow, that's a good way to find the silver lining in all of this mess! Maybe Jon will lose his NYC apartment (wasn't TLC paying for that anyways?) and move back in, so the kids have a familiar home when they're with him.

With Kate invading the kids' bedrooms and Jon's garage apartment and tearing up their belongings while they're gone, I don't think the idea about sharing the mansion is going to work out. The kids could take all the things they don't want Kate to throw out while they're at school to Jon's place so they know it's all safe.

Can you imagine how anxious that must make those children? To never know which people will be in their lives? Or how long they'll keep their dogs? Or their favorite toys? Nothing in their lives is constant and secure.

fidosmommy said...

This was a show built on the premise of greed. TLC said we will accomodate your needs if you will use your children as the marketable product. If the public likes your children on their TV sets we will give you more and more so we can get more and more.
We'll see which of you has the most marketable personality as we go forward, and whoever it is will become the Favored One with us, garnering more control over the entire production. We will close ranks around each other so nobody will question our motives, or if they do, we will defend each other to the hilt. You will profit
abundantly from it, and we will profit exceedingly. Rock the boat and you will see the earth slide from under your feet.

Greed. That is the name of this show. Greed and Greed + Avarice.

Pitiful. I will celebrate the last episode of this American tragedy and keep the Gosselin family in my prayers and the children in my heart.

This program was born, raised, lived and has now died mired in greed. The principals did not care what they churned out to get paid, they just showed up for work and went through some motions.

Janine said...

Moving back to E-Town has come to my mind too... and wouldn't it be just like devine intervention that they had to move back to a simpler life? I have always felt sorry for the neighbors, but I bet K8 wouldn't set foot there, Jodi and Kevin are close and Jon and the kids could set the swing set back in it's place. That place is home to them. That might be a happy ending. K8, become a working nurse again (the kids are in school) and Jon can work while they are busy at school (public schools are great) and the kids can begin to breathe... and play in the backyard... (I like to dream)

stopthemadness said...

YES!!

Amazingf what public outcry and blogs like this have done.

Jon still has time to cave, of course, and agree to allow Kate plus 8, providing he gets 10% of it, but I love it. Let these poor kids have a season off. Let the judge appoint someone to watch their best interests since the parents are unfit to do so and cannot be in the same room with each other much less co parent.

Can't wait to not watch what Kate does next.

Rebecca said...

So true, Ashleigh.

They'll be bankrupt within months.

Thank goodness they are stopping the madness.

Concerned for 8 said...

Doesn't mean Kate's show will stop, so they will still be getting money from TLC.

Anonymous said...

Poor khate, has everyone forgotten that she is a STAR...Maccas is looking good Khate. Might have to down size in the house department, but hey as the kids get older they don't have as much gear Khate.

Huh said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"This seems a good point for a special THANK YOU to the moderators of this blog. A job well done, and thanks for all your efforts. I especially appreciated receiving replies about how to blog when I was new here - thank you for everything.

To fellow GWoPers: don't know what is going to happen with this whole Gosselin saga, but, again, this seems a good time to tell you how much I've enjoyed reading your insightful, witty, dead-on comments. I will miss communicating with you. Thanks to everyone."

*****

I agree! A big thank you to all the mods! And I'll also miss all the posters here. This blog has been more entertaining than the show ever was!

Sad & confused said...

I confess I go back and forth on my feelings for Jon and his actions in public but seeing him with the kids and the love they have for him and he for them, melts and breaks my heart.

It is sooo obvious who the better, more hands-on parent is but will anyone step up and stand by him? Probably not...and for the life of me I can't understand why.
Here is the perfect opportunity to show that sometimes, yes, the man is not only a good choice but the better one for a child/children but nope, the nasty bitch who belittles everyone and everything just keeps coming out on top.
It's sickening.
Those poor babies. (and I include the twins in that as I am sure Jon sees them all as his precious little munchkin ankle biting rugrats...sigh)

stopthemadness said...

Lisa said
You know, I'm thinking that Kate must just be seething with rage towards Jon. I think back to just a few months ago and Kate "had it all".....traveling around getting paid to tout herself as the expert on parenting, a cookbook coming out, a children's clothing line, a successful television program, freebies and money flowing freely, free trips, etc. Then the photos of Jon at the bar came out and everything crashing down. Now with his refusal to let the kids be filmed anymore, the show seems to be coming to a screeching halt. As much of a control freak as she is, I can only imagine that she is beyond pissed!
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No kidding. This will all be laid at his door - look what you did to ME. AThe fact that he requested counseling etc for years and she gave him the hand will be ignored. She is half that marriage and half responsible for how it turns out just like he's half the parenting and half the decision making power behind Jon and Kate. She thought he was as emasculated as she wanted him to be and here it turns out he had the power to pretty much destroy her, to the point where national tv shows are calling her despicable and abusive and whole crowds are booing the both of them.

As far as cutting your nose off to spite your face I guess he learned how to do it from a real master.

Momof2 said...

Crazy known as BM said...

Ok so I checked BM's site for her 1st response. HA! This chick actually wants the show to CONTINUE! What is her issue?

"Wow everyone, thanks for all the notes regarding the show..And while we all hope and pray that things will change, I will be devastated if the show truly ends in November...Who knows, don't count anything out yet! I'm sure TLC has a lot up their sleeves with Kate.. you will not be seeing the last of her.. nor of me! SO DON'T WORRY!"
---------BabyMamma
.................

Kate is BM's claim to fame through her "popular" blog. Maybe now BM can pay attention to her OWN kids and family...I'm sure her husband will be thankful.

stopthemadness said...

Will anyone except some sheeple (especially babymama) remember who Kate Gosselin is or care what she's doing by 2010?
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That's my question. TLC will try to pimp her but her range of behaviors is so limited I think she will drop out of sight. Hearing her sit on the interview chair and talk about bullshit like what a good mom she is and how she "feels" about xyz, in between old footage obsessively edited to keep Jon out, may be good for 3-4 more shows but without them, she is nothing.

fidosmommy said...

Huh said...
Ohio Buckeye said...
this seems a good time to tell you how much I've enjoyed reading your insightful, witty, dead-on comments. I will miss communicating with you. Thanks to everyone."

*****

I agree! A big thank you to all the mods! And I'll also miss all the posters here. This blog has been more entertaining than the show ever was!

*****

Me too. I have laughed myself to the point of not being able to breathe after reading recaps and commentary, I have cried when I have read how Kate has yet again managed to reduce her child to a heap of negative emotion and her
husband has once again been handed his village idiot costume, and have shook my head in amazement at what you have told me Kate dwells on with emotive emphasis and new words.

I will miss YOU, will miss the laughter, but will not miss watching little lives suffer.

Momof2 said...

I'm looking forward to BM's book....
"My life as the deranged disillusioned #1 fan of Kate Gosselin"

Is she looking? said...

I am an RN and live near to the Konpound. I cannot disclose my source, but I just heard that Kate has inquired about employment at a hospital in the area.
She phoned human services.
Could it really be?

Savannah said...

What ever happened to Jen, the producer from back in the earlier days? Did TLC give her a huge promotion or did Queen Kate have her axed? Going back to the origin-I recall J&K talking about how some guy emailed asking them how would they feel about the concept of J&K+8 and if they would like to pursue a show documenting the struggles of a family of 8...yada, yada...and the rest is history (soon we hope!) There was one show in particular, where Jen questioned Kate about throwing a poopy diaper at her head. Of course, they were laughing, but I'll bet there were many times Jen had to hold her tongue. And has Steve the bodyguard been let go now as well?

Jen K said...

You know, now that we have seen how this all played out (increasing animosity toward one another, playing to the camera, increased greed, dissolution of the marriage, putting on a false front that they were the All-American Family, the divorce, the spending, the money issues, the tearing each other apart in the media) the more I feel vindicated in saying to the rabid fans who could not be swayed that the Gosselins were anything but what they portrayed.....

"We told you so...."

JenniferP said...

It's possible for these two to get regular jobs, just look at all the actors who have disappeared from the screen and have normal jobs. I just don't know if Jon or Kate would be willing to work for "normal" wages. My big fear is that they've blown so much money that they'll eventually be so broke they won't be able to support the kids. It would be great if they would sell the McMansion and down-size, but can it sell in these economic times?

I'm also worried about the atmosphere of hate and anger that dominates. I rarely see pictures of the kids smiling (other than posed pictures). I don't know if those kids will ever be truly happy children.

MinnieMouse said...

It's been stated many times before, but Jen went to work on Table for Twelve.

Avert your eyes... said...

TLC and Kate will move on to her new show which now has a title:

wait for it....

wait for it....

OrganiKate (rated X)

stopthemadness said...

Dustilies said

I dunno--could this be TLC sending up a weather balloon? So they can say that "fans demanded we bring them back!"
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I dont think so and here's why. TLC is not going to put a losing show on that does not have the ratings regardless of what the fans demand. Fans aren't in a possition to demand that TLC keep a show on the air that costs more to make than it brings in in sponsorships.

TLC would make an even bigger ass out of themselves if they stated that anyone was demanding to keep the show going; these people are being booed by audiences, they are being termed abusive and despicable nobodies with no talent, on shows from Entertainment TOnight to Nancy Grace.

Fans are demanding that the kids be OFF camera, and for TLC to say anything else would be seen as just them trying to exploit the kids further.

They can eke out a few more episodes with old footage but then they have to try out that star actress Kate Gosslin. WOnder what hat she will wear? Pink cowboy or purple feather boa'd popcorn box? What will she do, stick out her tongue, cross her eyes and do a handstand? She can't act. She's not interesting apart from Jon +8 and she's not personable enough to host a show. She can't cook worth shit.

Ohio Buckeye said...

With Jada Pinkett's new RN show plus the other new RN program (I forget its name), it seems all of a sudden being a nurse is in vogue. So, maybe TLC's 2010 plan for Kate Gosselin is (wait for it...)
Khatred, RN
Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Ohio Buckeye said...

IsSheLooking? said that K8 is seeking employment, that she called 'human services'. IsSheLooking, do you mean Human Resources at a hospital for employment OR Human Services, as for welfare?

Because I'm thinking both are almost equally unrealistic and am LOL at the thought of either.
Or both.

K8 with a real job.

Or

K8 in the unemployment line with her klassy store bought tatas, short skirts, and hooker heels.

Bwahahahaaaa!

Im_in_PR said...

fidosmommy said...

This was a show built on the premise of greed. TLC said we will accomodate your needs if you will use your children as the marketable product....

Greed. That is the name of this show. Greed and Greed + Avarice.


So succinctly put, and so very true.

Might I add this quote:
"From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
- Emile Durkheim

theresa said...

Ok here is my view...I originally loved this show like so many others...not for J&K but for the +8 and both my son and I had our "favorites" to watch. How sad that their parents have basically ruined their childhood with selfishness. Why couldn't the show just be +8 from the beginning?
Jon does not mind that the kids get filmed-he minds his (ex)wife hiding MILLION$ and not getting a piece of that pie! And Kate is simply so selfish that she cares absolutely about nobody else than herself!
Sad that it is all about money

dustilies said...

With Jada Pinkett's new RN show plus the other new RN program (I forget its name), it seems all of a sudden being a nurse is in vogue. So, maybe TLC's 2010 plan for Kate Gosselin is (wait for it...)
Khatred, RN
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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She was a labor and delivery nurse, right? If this reality show happens, I expect the birthrate in Berks county to suddenly bottom out, as women beg their OB/GYNs to deliver in any hospital but Kate's. Or any hospital near Kate's.

PS: Is the other show you are thinking of Nurse Jackie? Great show--but filled with irony, so Kate would never get it.

MeMeMeKate said...

“We are still filming Kate,” said a rep for the show, “We are not filming the kids.”

Kate must love that with all of the attention on her, she gets to talk about herself non-stop.......
Kate's ego would allow her to talk about herself forever if there was an unending reel of film...Me, I, My...... Blecchh!

kate is a cocky bitch said...

That hateful, money-hungry ice-queen will just find another way to pimp out her children.

my9cats said...

Is she looking? said...

I am an RN and live near to the Konpound. I cannot disclose my source, but I just heard that Kate has inquired about employment at a hospital in the area.
She phoned human services.
Could it really be?
10/14/2009 4:37 PM

If true (oh God help her patients) Kate better get a move on. Her RN license expires this month.

Melibee said...

Snerk said...
There is no syndication money. TLC/Discovery owns the show and it only airs on their network(s). Reality shows generally pay no residuals. They get paid for the episode produced and then the network owns it to do with as they please.
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Does this mean the Gosselins don't profit off of DVD sales either?

Janine said...

"Is she looking?" shared here that they heard K8 was possibly checking with Human Resources at a hospital regarding possible jobs... I have super mixed feelngs... As a former hospital worker and hospital patient, I can't IMAGINE nurse K8 being assigned to a loved one or for her to be the "charge nurse" for the day. I believe she earned her diploma and cap but I have never seen from her what I would consider qualities necessary for a nurse (ability to get your hands dirty, ability to remain calm under a crisis situation,compassion,putting others first, taking direction, etc., etc.). I do believe there are administrative jobs K8 would be great at. We can hope any HR department will see far enough ahead.
I can't say who, or how... but years ago there was a nurse on a reality show. When that bombed, and Playboy called... eventually the person had to go back to the original career they had before fame and fortune. By then the person had an elevated sense of entitlement and felt they should be given EXTRA (extra support, extra attention, extra money and so on). On top of that, the person expected that everyone else who worked there would not look at or toward them. The person even adopted a new name... but in the end, it couldn't possibly work. Nursing is a very special calling. People who are sick enough to need a nurse want to trust they will not be subjected to a prima-donna. I am just thinking K8 would do VERY well in Insurance Claims work, Staffing work... but I pray she isn't assigned patients. I do think she should get back to work... so it's great if she is checking.

amymo said...

Is she looking? said...

I am an RN and live near to the Konpound. I cannot disclose my source, but I just heard that Kate has inquired about employment at a hospital in the area.
She phoned human services.
Could it really be?

_---_________________________

I live just 15m from the Konpound. I'm be curious to know which hospital. I have a friend who works in admissions in one of them. A few of her co-workers (nurses) used to work with Kate elsewhere. I hope she can find a job, but from what my friend tells me, no one speaks highly of her at all.

Lauren said...

Thank You Jon for doing the right thing and getting your kids off of tv.

Savannah said...

CherryCheeseKate said...

"..IF THE SHOW IS OFFICIALLY ENDING IT WILL ALLOW AND ENCOURAGE JON/KATE TO EVALUATE THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS PARENTS, RE-FOCUS THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN THEIR MAIN PRIORITIES, AND ALLOW THEM TO CONCENTRATE ON RAISING THEIR KIDS IN A HEALTHY/HAPPY/STABLE ENVIRONMENT!"
10/14/2009 3:00 PM

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I believe most of us hope and pray for the sake of the Gosselin children that Jon and Kate will do just this. Had they not wanted it all and so fast-they could have been comfortable for many, many years to come. What the Gosselins were saying about having their priorities straight and looking after the children's best interests was a bunch of hooey. They lied to themselves, their children and the rest of the country. Maybe if Jon and Kate are coming to their senses, they will work to salvage broken relationships within their family,ex.) Aunt Jodi, Uncle Kevin etc..Beth & Bob etc.. It's never too late!

laura linger said...

I want to believe this to be true, but I doubt that Queen Freebie Irene will go down without a fight. She's a sleb now...she has a taste for the life she obviously craves, and a feel for the limelight...she's figuring out a way to claw her way back onto television, with or without the kids, you mark my words.

enoughalready said...

Ms Psycho - looking for a nurse job - !!! Impossible! No Way!

This is what she'll say-

When dealing with cancer patients -do you know what day it is today - its my B'day. How old are you? But thats not my age.

When talking to little girl patients - like my blouse, its pink and pretty - you don't have one do you?

When talking to little boy patients - want some comfort ? my toes in your ears will be very comforting.

Not buying it said...

I do not believe for one minute that Kate is looking for a nursing job. I think someone called in using her name as a bad, bad joke. Kate thinks she is a movie star now. She will only be looking for more fame and fortune.

we can dream said...

Much as we'd like to believe it, it would be really unethical for a person in the HR department of a hospital to reveal information about anybody who applied for a job. That's a serious breach of privacy and grounds for dismissal.
Kate is still filming for TLC, she's not applying for nursing jobs.

ZEE said...

So according to MSNBC TLC is now filming Kate without the kids...and JON is still shooting with the kids for Entertainment tonight.

THey are both a bit crazy, yes...but no one but either of them will know the total story behind this whole thing.

The kids need to get away from the cameras...that I am pretty certain of!

JustCurious said...

Does anyone know how many upcoming speaking engagements Kate has booked at this point? And if these engagements are fading out?

Figure it out said...

It's kind of funny that Kate's #1 fan is a BM.

Lauren said...

I somehow cannot imagine Kate returning to nursing. I would not want her for my nurse! I can see her putting me on the hospital's laundry room floor, screaming at me about the gum stuck to my blanket, while I throw up all the crackers and grapes she brought me for dinner!
Then I have to listen about how she has to do everything around the hospital herself, with no not-an-aids to help her! I hope I stay healthy!

Suzanne said...

Is she looking? said...
I am an RN and live near to the Konpound. I cannot disclose my source, but I just heard that Kate has inquired about employment at a hospital in the area.
She phoned human services.
Could it really be?

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Kate will place calls wherever she feels she'll get the most attention. Don't think for a minute that she doesn't plan on that "word" getting out. She probably needs that inquiry to show the judge. Her next call was probably to Mickey D's. Just to show she means business...

Not a fan of either said...

There is nothing any of us can do for children who have stupid parents. They exist and unless they are being abusive no one is going to call them out. I believe we did what we could though to prevent the exploitation of these children which was indeed harmful to them. Now it is up to the parents to take care of the rest. If you believe in prayer, as I do, keep these children in your prayers daily.

nanasez said...

What about syndication? Will the Kids get a cut of that?
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I could be wrong, but I don't think reality shows earn residuals for the participants since they're not "actors." Scripted shows, I believe, are a whole different animal when it comes to syndication. I think reality participants get compensation for the actual filming they do, and that's it. I don't think they get a thing from reruns/syndication.

CC said...

Avert your eyes... said...
TLC and Kate will move on to her new show which now has a title:

wait for it....

wait for it....

OrganiKate (rated X)

OH MY GOSH! Didn't see that one coming....my jaws are still aching from laughing so hard. Mind if I frame that one and mail to Khate??

I'll give you all the credit!

jill said...

So all of the old episodes cannot be aired...what about the dvd's?

kate is no nurse said...

Not buying it said...

I do not believe for one minute that Kate is looking for a nursing job. I think someone called in using her name as a bad, bad joke. Kate thinks she is a movie star now. She will only be looking for more fame and fortune.
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I don't buy it either. TLC says they are still filming Kate and we all know that is what she wants. she doesn't want to be a nurse. What is she gonna do now that flu season is here? Throw her patients out in the cold hallway when they get sick? Nursing is very hard work with demanding patients and is not at all glamorous like she is used to. My guess somebody is trying to stir up more false info. I can guarantee I would not let that witch anywhere near me. I have battled illness for the last 6 years and spent alot of time in hospitals for weeks on end and I had many many great nurses. Kate is neither great nor a nurse.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I really doubt that Kate will go back to being a nurse. After all, Kate doesn't like to get her hands dirty anymore. Nurse have to wash their hands alot, and Kate's manicures wouldn't last that long. Nurse's don't make the kind of money that Kate wants to earn. Perhaps she will move to Hollywood, and try for some type of acting role. She most likely wouldn't last very long doing that either. Kate loves the attention, so I'm sure she will try to think of something to do, that will keep her in the public eye.

Snerk said...

TV 101: Syndication - series sold to another network. Residual - payment for episode being shown anywhere after original airing.

The series isn't syndicated and isn't likely to be. TLC/Discovery owns it and I doubt anyone else wants to buy it.

Very, very few reality show contracts include residuals. Since TLC didn't bother paying the children do we think they included residuals for Jon and Kate?

Wendy said...

in reply to Sad & Confused, who said:
It is sooo obvious who the better, more hands-on parent is but will anyone step up and stand by him? Probably not...

I can tell you 8 people who are standing by him. And from his point of view, those are the only ones that do, or should, matter.

Let these kids have their father back, and hopefully some of the rest of their family. Let them and Jon start to heal.

fidosmommy said...

Thinking out loud and just for fun.

Kate's new job at the hospital in Reading will be very multi-faceted, because she has so many
qualities to be put to good use.

1) She will supervise the maintenance department to ensure they polish the floors on their hands and knees 3x a day. She will also oversee the organization
of all departments, tossing all the things she doesn't like right down the back stairs.

2) She will do the shopping for the hospital's kitchen. She will
visit Henry's farm 5 times a day to get the freshest organic vegetables for all those sick people and hospital personnel.

3) Between trips to Henry's, she will instruct the kitchen staff on Kate's Method of Making One Pot of Soup Last All Winter and other
helpful hints. Economizing is key.
She will also berate any cook who
sneaks a peek at a recipe. She will
dispose of all the reusable trays and purchase paper plates by the trainload, separating them into doubles on Pancake Days.

4) She will personally walk the halls of the hospital to check the
condition of the meal trays of every single patient, and will then - and only then - determine if that patient gets a cupcake.

5) She will do Starbucks runs for anyone who asks. Or Dunkin Donuts.
Doesn't matter.

6) She will sit in the Inpatient
Reception area to hand out matching
hospital gowns and gripper socks, waving her arms wildly when they keep putting their shoes back on.

7) She will escort every woman with attitude to the beauty shop for a sporty new haircut. Whether she wants it or not.

8) She will take patients out into the parking lot to get their pictures taken by strangers.

9) She will speak up for every woman in the delivery room who wants to cuss out her husband with every contraction. Slaps are
a free added bonus upon request.

10) She will show J&K+8 DVDs to all inquisitive parent-to-be to show them the pitfalls of IUI and what it might cause you to do to your multiple offspring to pay the rent.

Any others? Whew! Miss Kate will be earning THAT paycheck. She will be exhausted at the end of a very long day and will have to put her clothes in the dining room in order to facilitate getting dressed to start all over again tomorrow.

Let's hope she has to wear hospital scrubs every day. Now that's Karma.

jibberjabbers said...

Kate inquiring for a Nursing Job? Sounds more like a publicity stunt to me.

After a little taste of being in the limelight, there is no way Kate Irene Gosellin will go back to a regular nursing job that varies in shifts and work 10/hr days or 10/hr nights.

Cmon. Are we really that much of a sheeple to believe this?

This is how it went:

Kate:
Hello, Good morning, I'm Kate Gosselin. I would like to know if you guys are looking for a Nurse or have any positions that are open. I'm Kate Gosselin. You know, from the TV show.

Operator:
Thank you for calling (insert name) Hospital. Our office hours are from 7am - 9pm, Monday - Sunday. Please listen to our options as our menus may have change.

Kate:
Hi, I'm Kate Gosselin... Hello? I'm looking for a "job" here. It's me Kate Gossein...

Operator:
Please press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, or 0 to speak to Customer Relations

Kate:
Hi, I'm Kate Gosselin. I'm looking for a nursing job. Hello??

Operator:
I'm sorry, we do not understand your input. Please hang up and dial again.

Kate:
Oh never mind. This is why I do stuff on the Internet.

(Kate goes to laptop and hits up monster.com). She searches for Kate Gosselin and was appalled that her name didn't show up on the monster.com search engine.

She sends an email to customer service.

Hi, I'm Kate Gosselin, you know, from the TV show. I'm inquiring why my name doesn't show up on your search engine. Don't you know who I am? I have this show called Jon and Kate, I wrote this book, only me, Kate Gosselin, is the author of Multiple Blessing.

I am looking for a nursing Job. Can you help me find one? By the way, Did I mention to you that this is Kate Gosselin?

Sincerely,

Kate Gosselin.

Jon and Kate your done said...

This is great news, but I'm afraid we haven't heard the last from Kate... and maybe Jon too. From the time they found out they were having the tups I don't think those two ever thought they'd have to take the responsibility on themselves. They've always felt that society owed them. They have always relied on others...their church, community, love offerings, than the big payoff...TLC and all the freebies.

You will again see her making the book tours, asking for love offerings, talk shows, hell probably even Congress to help out her poor LARGE unfortunate family because she can't possibly support this LARGE family alone...Oh yeah and now she's going to play the SINGLE MOTHER card to the hilt.

Look what happened when Jon took out that money... right away on the Today show telling everyone she couldn't pay her bills or feed her kids.... all while wearing designer clothes, $500 shoes and talking about her next ring she's designing. You will be hearing her sad tale at nauseum in the next few weeks I guarantee you. She will be spinning it to the max.

But it won't work for Kate any more. Too many people are on to both of them and SICK of it. Always asking for handouts.

Sadly, the children are going to suffer greatly.... because their parents are a couple of greedy, lazy idiots.

Teri said...

Smart, caring parents would have held onto their day jobs, knowing the show would most probably run its natural course when the kids were ready for school... They would have kept the framework of their "normal lives" intact,...

As recently as two months before the Hawaii trip, Kate was speaking at churches begging for money. In other words, there NEVER was a plan to support themselves. I really believe that from the moment she found out she was carrying sextuplets she planned to market them for profit. And when her plan succeeded beyond her wildest dreams she took all the credit.

Those kids will come of age broke. They won't be the first children to make millions for their greedy parents to squander. Let's hope they will be the last.

I don't believe Jon is doing anything but hitting Kate where it hurts - her bank account. Nasty divorces can bring out the absolute worst in people and these two weren't any prize parents to start with.

Avert your eyes... said...

CC said...

OH MY GOSH! Didn't see that one coming....my jaws are still aching from laughing so hard. Mind if I frame that one and mail to Khate??

I'll give you all the credit!


Be my guest and no credit needed. Wouldn't that look nice in needlepoint? heh heh

livnluv said...

Can you imagine how anxious that must make those children? To never know which people will be in their lives? Or how long they'll keep their dogs? Or their favorite toys? Nothing in their lives is constant and secure.
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Jon talked about this in his interview on ET tonight. He said he is going to counseling and learning how to approach and explain this all to the kids because they are beginning to ask; that daddy will always be their daddy and mommy will always be their mommy and they will always be loved and cared for by both.

MelissaLG said...

I don't believe Jon is doing anything but hitting Kate where it hurts - her bank account.

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Sorry, but this doesn't add up.

Jon is clearly doing this for the children and for his privacy.

If he wanted to hurt Kate, there are much better ways that would actually earn him millions, rather than cost him millions.

If he wanted to punish her, wouldn't it be easier and more lucrative to merely write a "tell all" book to be released in a few years, but continue earning the paychecks in the meantime?

Jon make it CRYSTAL clear at the end of last season -- he hated the cameras, he was DONE. Kate was so "happy" remember?

The irony. She got her way. Jon signed the contract. And the season that she gave up her marriage for ended up being the very thing that has likely led to the destruction of any future she has on TV. She is nothing but tabloid fodder now. Her image is toast. Done. Jon is revamping his, and doing a darn good job.

For all his complaining, my guess is that Jon will be the one on TV next year, not Kate. He's likeable and watchable in a weird way. I think he'd do well in another reality format w/o kids. Kate? Ugh. No interest.

ahhh.....The irony.

Suzi said...

Fidosmommy - LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the laugh!

TandLMommy28 said...

Yippee!

That's all I have to say!

Teri said...

If he wanted to punish her, wouldn't it be easier and more lucrative to merely write a "tell all" book to be released in a few years, but continue earning the paychecks in the meantime?
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Good point MelissaLG. I'd forgotten about Jon wanting out at then end of last season too. He seemed adament about it. I hope you're right.

Sidney said...

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She was a labor and delivery nurse, right? If this reality show happens, I expect the birthrate in Berks county to suddenly bottom out, as women beg their OB/GYNs to deliver in any hospital but Kate's. Or any hospital near Kate's.
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When she was working part time, after the tups were born, wasn't she working at a dialysis center?

Charles said...

we can dream said...
Much as we'd like to believe it, it would be really unethical for a person in the HR department of a hospital to reveal information about anybody who applied for a job. That's a serious breach of privacy and grounds for dismissal.
Kate is still filming for TLC, she's not applying for nursing jobs.

10/14/2009 5:44 PM
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I have to agree.

In this economy, no one would be stupid enough to divulge that type of information. People need to keep their jobs. If it got out, heads would roll.

I really, really hope Kate cannot get any media employment.

I want her not to have a position of fame ever again.

I want her to have to work hard and be with the rank and file. I want her to finally EARN any money that she makes.

I want her not to be able to travel.

I want her not to be special in any way.

She broke her family. She needs to pay for what she has done.

averagejane said...

I wouldn't be surprised if TLC did call it OrganiKate. I posted that name back the day they said they might have an organic restaurant show and we know they read the boards. Of course NonOrganiKate would be a more accurate name.

jeremy said...

I bet that in the next couple of weeks, Jon is going to have another "epiphany" about the show and decide that the show is not as bad as he said it is. I REALLY want to be excited about this new, but I just can't be....

GRY said...

I don't understand why people are acting as if this is over, this is far from over...

The old saying don't count your chickens applies here.
Or in this case, you not only have to drive the stake through the heart of the vampire(the show) but use garlic and holy water along with plenty of sunlight liberally.

That vampire is TLC and Kate's ambitions for her own show, they've put a halt to filming, there are rumors of cancellation but all this can be reversed in a heartbeat, they can easily restart filming in an amazingly short amount of time, the set ie "house" is still around, the kids "indentured actors" are still living on the set and all you have to do is bring the film and production crew back in within a few days notice.

To celebrate now would be premature, Hate doesn't give up this easily, a decade of planning and ambition on her part just doesn't disappear overnight or even in a messy divorce and TLC's greed has been shown to be of legendary proportions, they've lost a lot of regular viewers who are so disgusted with the network but they don't seem all that concerned.

The only time anyone can rest easy in regards to the kids is if they get their own legal representation independent of the parents and request an emancipation declaration with support.
Both parents have proven to exhibit toxic behaviors, Jon much less then Kate but still his track record isn't one to brag about.

No, it's not over by a long shot, the divorce is entering an ugly phase with both parents running to the media any chance they get. This is all ratings gold that TLC will find impossible to ignore and they're capitalize on it one way or another.

The exploitation ends when they kids put a legal stop to it, the parents can't be trusted to do what is in the best interests of the kids only in their own selfish interest.

Avert your eyes... said...

averagejane said...
I wouldn't be surprised if TLC did call it OrganiKate. I posted that name back the day they said they might have an organic restaurant show and we know they read the boards. Of course NonOrganiKate would be a more accurate name.

Oh gosh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to use something that had been posted before, in fact I did a search just to make sure, but there must have been some small difference in how you typed it or the search was faulty. Mea culpa.

Brummygirl said...

Ode to B.M.

Hello everyone my name is B.M. but not what it may seem
I am the #1 gosselin fan of beloved Katie Irene.
Fear not, dear Katie will not be lost to her adoring fans
Of course she will not work as a nurse and dirty those delicate hands.
She will reign supreme on her plastic chair touched up with sparkling gold
I will run her fan site ‘til the very end and then her hand will hold
Is anyone listening out there…hello…..am I all alone?
No B.M., there is one person left, sitting on her white plastic throne!!

DLCF said...

Someone needs to hook Jon up with Paul Petersen. He's been the kid in the situation and can bring the right perspective to what the 8 are dealing with, and could probably help jumpstart the healing process for them.

Also needed--
1. GAL for the 8
2. Both parents get a thorough psych evaluation
3. Judge given access to ALL UNEDITED SHOW FOOTAGE for reference in determining custody arrangement

Please, let it be officially over for those children...

fidosmommy said...

No matter whose original thought it was, it was darned funny. Kudos to both of you. Great minds work together, as they say.

media lies said...

The 8 kids will stand by Jon when they grow up. They will not care Jon dating Hailey in public during 2009, the trip to France, and Ed Hardy.

Just look at how Kate yells at those poor children and throws tantrum in front of them. I think the kids will totally understand their dad's misery and say "Hell ya! He was so mistreated. Of course he did this and that to act out. If I were him, I would do the same."

The kids are all over Jon when they see him. It's obvious who is a better parent and bonds with the kids better. But the media is not having any of that. They still think Kate is more marketable than Jon. So be it. Let their new projects with Kate fail.

stopthemadness said...

Organic restaurant show?

That's a crap idea.

How many of those can there be, organic restaurants? More to the point how many people would actually watch a show about some beeyotch going to eat at organic restaurants and then criticizing the food she is shovelling in, while telling how much she misses her kids?

I live in Houston so granted, we have few organic shops(none that I know of, and only one Indian restaurant that is all vegetarian) and tend heavily to Mexican and Cajun food, and steak houses. Flying her all over the country just to eat organic? That's gotta be almost as expensive as the show they do now, if they travel each episode.

You know Kate would have to have a bodyguard, an entourage to beef up her waning self esteem, all the people TLC has to pay to pretend they like her. I just can't see a show like that getting much audience apart from the sheeple and a few foodies. Not even real "I'll eat anything, gimme something exotic" foodies.

Did the Paula Deen thing fall thru?

Calgary7 said...

Is she looking? said...

I am an RN and live near to the Konpound. I cannot disclose my source, but I just heard that Kate has inquired about employment at a hospital in the area.



When I first read this I thought it was a strategic step for the next go round of financial discussions.

If Kate can prove that because impact of the show on her nursing career, i.e., that she will have difficulty obtaining work in the future then her legal team could argue that she deserves a higher percentage of the TLC income to mitigate the damages (lost future income).

Or it could be laying the foundation for why she needs spousal support.

I have read with interest the debate about ethical debate but I think this action was a lame attempt to lay the foundation of an inability to support herself in the future.

bbeau said...

Lauren said...
I somehow cannot imagine Kate returning to nursing. I would not want her for my nurse! I can see her putting me on the hospital's laundry room floor, screaming at me about the gum stuck to my blanket, while I throw up all the crackers and grapes she brought me for dinner!
Then I have to listen about how she has to do everything around the hospital herself, with no not-an-aids to help her! I hope I stay healthy!


Hilarious!!! and how true!

stopthemadness said...

Jon has the same impact of the show on his ability to work in the future.

How does this help Kate?

Maybe she should have a really real nursing reality show. Wouldn't it be fun to see her going around rolling her eyes in disgust at all the nasty sick people? Hiding in the break room malingering, and making other nurses cover for her patients, having personality clashes with everyone... I bet those white nursing shoes will do wonders for her calves though. Do they make those in a stiletto?

MBach said...

Kind of late for me to still be up, but I had to send out this little bit.
On Showbiz Tonight Brooke Anderson (who just had a baby) reviewed the Star Jones comments about J&K. She had Judge Alex and Cooper Lawerence (sp) to assist in the discussion.
Whew Hoo! Star Jones said she believed continuing the show was abuse of the children. AND all three of the above agreed that the show should end FOR THE SAKE OF THE KIDS.
Don't you just love hearing someone say that?

Maybe, just maybe the tide has turned. I'm kind of glad that someone kicked off the View is the first person (I have heard of) speaking out so strongly for the end of the show, and advocating directly for the children.

As for the ratings creeping up for the last show, I have a theory. Kate/hate is like a bug zapper. She shines and glows softly as she lures in the moths (clueless sheep and the curious haters) then ZAP! She burns them up with her self absorbing ego.

Come on. Just end this farce. Just love your kids more then money, Jon. Find another way to support your family. Love them, don't use them. Lots of people are wanting the best to happen.

Ryan's Mom said...

Oh how I wish I could believe this disaster is over. But money talks big time, and there is still a lot of money to be made off Kate and the kids. This whole thing is a tragedy. 8 children, basically scarred for life, 2 disfunctional, apparently unemployable parents. I am truly sad about the waste of this most precious gift. Please, really GO AWAY and spend what money you have left on getting the children counselling instead of on lawyers fees.

Star Said said...

We shall see if TLC gives a crap that this show has been villified by news reporters. There were some scathing words on the talk shows tonight.

Im_in_PR said...

Poll Here: Should Jon & Kate Go Away?

Kate Don't Rate said...

Lauren said...

I somehow cannot imagine Kate returning to nursing. I would not want her for my nurse! I can see her putting me on the hospital's laundry room floor, screaming at me about the gum stuck to my blanket, while I throw up all the crackers and grapes she brought me for dinner!
Then I have to listen about how she has to do everything around the hospital herself, with no not-an-aids to help her! I hope I stay healthy!

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

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

Kiki said...

I am busy watching Dancing with The Star, The City, and The Hill. Don't care for JK+8 or K+8. TLC is lame hypocrite. If I want to watch someone trashy, why don't I watch reality shows on MTV. At least they are not exploiting little children and the girls are easy on the eyes. I don't want to watch a middle aged woman, Kate, squeezed into a babydoll dress. It's scary.

Willow #1 said...

To "The Future Said" - LOVED your comment about "Kosher Korean". That is the funniest thing I have heard in awhile. GOOD one!

Jennifer said...

This has probably been discussed already, but I havent been around in forever.But with the show ending, will Jon now have to pay child support????

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
So, maybe TLC's 2010 plan for Kate Gosselin is (wait for it...)
Khatred, RN
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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LMAO! I'm thinking that they could make excellent money with a horror trilogy, Put Kate up there with cult classics like Freddy, Jason & Pinhead. They could even do crossover movies like they did with Freddy & Jason. They just have to pick out a signature weapon (I'm thinking vibrating label maker, or the breast implants) & look for Kate. Hell she's developed half of the look already, that hair, the hooker duds & heels. Although Possum-Head doesn't have the same fear inspiring ring as Pinhead. There you go, Robby Rodriguez's next star for new grindhouse movies.

the kids are finally free said...

This is wonderful news if it's true. I think it is because the show is so boring now (and has been for over a year) and I think most people have just about had it with these two.
My hope would be that "old Jon" would come back and they would get back to a "normal" life. I'm sure that most people hope that, for the sake of the kids.
Horray for the kids, I'm happy for this although lots of other chaos is happening in their lives, poor things.

Can't See Sheep said...

Jon and Kate your done said...
They've always felt that society owed them.
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Then society should have gotten to decide on how many children they had. Society should get to make decisions about the children if they're going to be the ones paying for them as it should make them society's children. Such as voting to get the kids off the camera & away from that freak of a mother. If Kate want's to call the shots then she needs to start admitting they're her responsibility NOT society's & cease conning everyone & their dog into paying for her decisions.

GRY said...
Or in this case, you not only have to drive the stake through the heart of the vampire(the show) but use garlic and holy water along with plenty of sunlight liberally.
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You also need to cut the head off & burn it.

Can't See Sheep said...

Lauren said...

I somehow cannot imagine Kate returning to nursing. I would not want her for my nurse! I can see her putting me on the hospital's laundry room floor, screaming at me about the gum stuck to my blanket, while I throw up all the crackers and grapes she brought me for dinner!
Then I have to listen about how she has to do everything around the hospital herself, with no not-an-aids to help her! I hope I stay healthy!
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LOL OMG! This is too funny!

Goodbye, Mommy Dearest said...

Thank you Daddy!!!!

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/25140/2009/10/its-jons-turn-pick-kids

I have NEVER EVER seen the children respond to Kate this way. Hey may have his faults, but the kids obviously love him.

Duckman said...

Good news, if the show is really coming to an end. I'll believe it more when TLC stops showing reruns and the DVD boxsets end up in the clearance bin.

Given how Kate is, she won't be going away without a fight, so she'll be finding ways to keep her name in circulation. However, I wouldn't be surprised if she took a direction along the lines of "if I'm going down, everybody's going down with me". She's not above adopting a scorched-earth policy towards things.

If the cameras really do go away, I wonder what's going to keep Kate from unleashing even more hell and terror at the kids. Unless the divorce judge orders a psychological evaluation, he's not going to know that Kate is truly a psycho bitch.

Jenny said...

Momof5, every time I see the crazy litle photo of K8 beside your post, it takes me by surprise and cracks me up. Thanks for that! :) Also a quick note to jenny...love your name! :) Hey, since there seems to be 2 of us Jenny's on here and since you type your name in all lower case and I capitalize the J, that's how I'll plan to sign in every time just so folks can tell us apart if that sounds ok. :)

I just wanted to comment about how K8 shushed one of the tups who tried to tell her she didn't need her lunchbox for school that day. K8 said something like, "Just go get the lunchbox. Just follow my directions!" That sounds like something I might say only if I were totally rushed because of some emergency in the family or some other reason that was horrendously urgent. In a normal situation though, I hope I would take the time to explain the reason why I wanted her to get the lunchbox...you know, have a little conversation with her. So like someone else mentioned here, she answered that way very likely because of some agreement to showcase the lunchboxes for Stride Rite and wanted to cover it up quickly by not giving any kind of explanation.

I know that was just one instance, but I find that she goes around barking out orders MOST of the time, kind of like a drill sargeant would do...as in, don't ask questions, don't expect any reasons to be given, and for Heaven's sake, don't expect to have a real conversation with me, just do what I freakin' say!"

How does that kind of relationship with your children foster any kind of social skills for them...or any kind of curiosity and just normal back & forth conversations about this thing or that?! It's almost like she wants them to just shut up, look cute & clean and be little robots. I think I couldn't possibly be sadder for these kids and then an episode like this past one comes on and it just really blows me away. I totally commend Jon for putting the brakes on this! He truly, truly has the kids welfare at heart!

alsoamomtotwins said...

Jon & Kate + 8 may be over but Jon is still busily pimping out his kids to ET and anyone else who will pay and I'm sure Kate will soon be doing the same.

In the absence of any goals, skills or shame, these two yahoos will continue to exploit their children any way they can in order to maintain their lifestyle.

They both have little if any integrity and wouldn't know the truth if it backed over them two or three times.

I can only hope that some responsible adults, ones who are not being paid or profiting from these poor children, stand up and protect these poor kids. Where are the aunts and uncles? Where are the grandparents? Where are the teachers? Where is anyone in these kids' lives who will put their needs first?

alsoamomtotwins said...

Melissa LG said...Jon is clearly doing this for the children and for his privacy.
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I don't buy that for one second. Jon wasted no time in signing on with ET to exclusively film his kids. He ran to the fence to update the paparazzi during the girls' b-day party and he and his lawyer are working their hardest to get him out of his TLC contract so he can do his divorced dads show -- a show he has said will include the kids.

Jon also lied about taking money out of the joint account and got smacked by a judge. If he doesn't put the money back he's going to jail.

Jon is no saint. He and Kate are a matched set. Neither one does what is best for their kids. They both are selling their souls in their relentless pursuit of fame and fortune.

Tracy l. said...

Of course, Kate is going to tell everyone that all the children started crying when they found out the show was not going on. I bet that she told them there would be no more money, no more trips, no more free toys and clothes, no more having fun, that they will have to move out of the house. Anything to get a reaction out of the kids so she could tell the media. Now I hope that once the show is cancelled, people who were under a "gag order" will have the guts to come forward and tell the TRUTH about what really happened in that house. Kate will try and get a talk show, but that wont last because she really has no talent by herself. I for one am so glad this train wreck is over! For those kids, it will take many years to get over it and that is so sad.

Melanie said...

I saw a teaser the other day which said something along the lines of there being a 'limited number' of episodes left so don't miss next week blah blah.

I'm sad such strife had to come to their family in order for this to happen. It's all so sad. Though it seems, unless she's learned to act, that Kate is regaining some of the parenting she used to do for her kids. If you watched those early episodes before all the money and freebies she was so different. She seems more caring again. That poor beaten down husband of hers has truly lost it though. I cannot imagine him recovering, but I never thought she would either!

chesterctymom said...

I hope someone reviews the earnings to be sure the kids were fairly compensated.

Grace J said...

I looked at the Neilsen ratings from EW mag (my in laws get it some screw up & they get it free) and all I know is that J&K were not even in the top 20 the mags i checked for Sept and beginning Oct. Now NCIS - which I DO watch after my children are down for the night was number 1 for their preimere...bc after all these years Mark Harmon is STILL a BABE!

We all see how these KON fans are - I asked the question why would you want this show to cont and the answer I got was a delusional based answer about keeping mommy happy and the kids learning about TV? ! What some people can not perceive is the difference between reality & fantasy - and the media knows that so they market people into being some superhuman that we all want to "aspire" to. However, we are human and just like the Heidi says "One day you're in, the next you're out" Kate is like a handbag that went out of style a LONG time ago. Yet they keep trying to market it - put a bow on it or in this case a nose job, some tatas and viola`, look every mom can aspire to. No thank you - as i stated before I have my own role models to hold and cherish dear - pls forgive me for not mentioning this sooner but you all here - I would take advice from you all before I would look at Kate - bc there is a common thread among us and that is COMMON SENSE!

CoffeeKate said...

Just curious. Do yo think Starbucks stopped the freebies? It seems lately Kate has been seen at Dunkin Donuts a lot.

Ms.Peach said...

If Kate is TLC's golden girl, the BM shouldn't be concerned. TLC will push ahead with Kate's very own show, it'll crash and burn, and she'll fade into obscurity until the tell-all books hit the stores. And they will. Kate will learn the lesson of being used for profit and it'll be her turn to be embarrassed.

ItzRLyf said...

Wow, I got halfway through the praise of JonBoy pulling the show "for the sake of the kids" posts and had to write. If anyone thinks he wants his kids out of the show for their sake, you're as bad as the Sheeple. He has sold out to Entertainment Tonight and any other show that will put his bloated, blinged-out face on TV. If he's so concerned about his children, why did he allow cameras to follow him on the twins' birthday? In the bakery (he didn't pay for that cake, btw), in the car, by the compound fence...he's as much of a media whore as his soon-to-be-ex. It's all an act. Maybe the next stop for Kate and Jon is "Intervention." Family and friends can stage an intervention to force these two to overcome their addiction to attention. As long as these entertainment shows continue to highlight this out of control circus act, the selfish behavior of J&K will roll on. The footage of the kids being dropped off and/or picked up from the school bus with cameras in their faces is beyond sad...it borders on abuse. Stop these two (yes, BOTH of them)!

Somewhereinoh said...

This has probably been discussed already, but I havent been around in forever.But with the show ending, will Jon now have to pay child support????

Im not sure what the 'show' ending has anything to do with Jon having to pay child support. As a father, Jon has an obligation and responsibility to financially support his eight children regardless if there is a 'show' or not. Not sure how the child support law applies in PA, but in OH ( and most states) child support is based on two criteria #1 terms of custody
#2 the amount of child support the PAYEE is ordered to pay is per a calculation involving the comparison of income of both parents.

Ms.Peach said...

I forgot to add that I cannot believe any hospital would hire that woman. The only reason I can fathom that she would even consider something like being a nurse would be to cozy up to some doctor.

CherryCheeseKate said...

'GO AWAY" (sung to the tune of Sinatra's wonderful song.."MY WAY")

{{fa la la la}}

And now, HOPEFULLY the end is near;
And so "Jon & Kate Plus 8" face the final curtain.
My friend, Ill say it clear,
If it's true - I'M THRILLED, of THAT I'm certain.

They've lived their lives like fools
Traveling each and every self-serving highway;
And more, much more than this,
I think they need to GO AWAY.

Regrets, they should have more then a few;
But then again, there's too many to mention.
And what they did they didn't have to do
Their mistakes are without redemption.

They planned each selfish course;
Each careful step for fame/fortune and exploited their kids along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I think they need to GO AWAY.

Yes, there were times, Im sure they knew
When they bit off more than they could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
The viewers ate it up but then spit it out.
They realized Kate/Jon were grating and the show slipped in the ratings;
And I think they need to GO AWAY.

The way the kids were used, just broke our hearts
And now we hope they get a fresh start
And now, as our tears for them subside,
We wish them well, as time goes by.

To think most of us would agree;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
Jon/Kate need to GO AWAY.

For what is a man like Jon, what has he got?
If not for his Ed Hardy teeshirt then he has naught.
And what is a woman like Kate, what has she gained?
A chopped up hairdo and fake, fleeting, fame.

To say the things I truly feel;
I hope this shattered family, somehow heals
But for the record Jon/Kate make me sick -
And in my mind - they're not worth a lick

AND MAY I SAY---NOT IN A SHY WAY
NO, OH NO NOT ME,
JON/KATE NEED TO GO AWAY!!


{{fa la la la}}

She'll NEVER work said...

I agree. I think that Kate is only USING the nursing ploy for the sake of the judge to say, "See, if I HAD to I would work tomorrow."
She will NEVER go back to a conventional job, she feels its beneath her and as a Celebrity she shouldn't have to, she'll continue to bilk the public. Watch.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

I truly think this is a mixed blessing. I'm 100% in agreeance that those kids need to get out from under that constant public fishbowl they live in. However, having said that - based on the history of their parental units and the constant in-and-out of anyone of significance...there will be some major adjusting I hope they all get some help with.

I wish the best for this entire family, but I'm really beginning to wonder if KG can hold it together. I believe she's quickly unraveling and wouldn't be surprised to see a major total breakdown - and soon.

I'm also concerned about everyone's potential safety. Way too much info is know about their personal schedules, when whom is home and when they are not. The idea that 8 children and possibly a single mom is alone in that large house and property - alarm or no alarms. There is very simple access to their property and with them in everyone's face all the time anymore - I'm getting nervous about their overall safety.

rural mom said...

Who are we kidding, Kate will never give up on the limelight until every single offer dries up. The only time she'll show up at a hospital is if she is getting paid for her public appearance. I think once the dust settles on the divorce and the lawyer bills are paid these parents will reconcile, form their own production company and do their own reality show of the kids.

WOOT! said...

It will be a good day, when GWOP is no longer needed. Thank goodness for the kids.

BarbMae said...

J & K Plus 8 are no more. But, I fear the exploitation of the children is far from over. The divorce is going to get really ugly and the kids will have far from a "normal" life with their parents battling it out. Yes the "official" cameras are gone but there are still the "unofficial" cameras that will be in their faces every day at the bus stop, when they play outside, etc. Look what Jon did on the twins birthday? He is desperate for money and the people he associates himself with are anything but honest. Kate will continue forging on over anyone that could stand in her way. I must say that I will miss seeing them on t.v. I have to admit they were cute.... Their parents are far from giving up on their fame and fortune so... the camera crew were their family... now gone, dogs gone, relatives/friends, gone, gone, gone.
In my sad opinion these children have a long, long, road ahead and "normalcy" is far far away. God Bless and keep the Gosselin 8

Charlie Rose said...

She broke her family. She needs to pay for what she has done.

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I couldn't agree with this statement anymore. Very well said Charles.

Organic restaurant? said...

Organic restaurants? Sounds like a propaganda perpetrated by elitists.
Give me a break. HOW did everyone survive before with out ORGANIC.
Thats a way they can charge double and triple for regular items.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Kate will never downsize anything... She will hang on for dear life, desperately clinging to the belief that her next break is just around the corner. They will have to reposess the McMansion before she ever leaves it. If Jon has half a brain (doubtful?), he will make sure he is awarded the E-Town house since his NYC TLC digs must be a thing of the past...

Andrea Murdock said...

Jibberjabbers nailed it. The scenario was priceless and more reality than we have seen in the last 5 seasons. :)

Elisabeth G. said...

"glasshalfempty said...

I personally believe Jon is just working TLC for more money and mark my words......we have NOT seen the last of this show."


Sadly I have to agree. A sudden epiphany of conscience and insight to stop the show just doesn't ring true coming from Jon, who in all other respects remains as shallow and immature as always. And, "his" decision coincided with him hiring a new attorney, whose demeanour leans more toward slimy than saintly. Finally, Jon doesn't seem to have a problem with anyone else filming his kids other than TLC.

I have never believed otherwise than this is a tactic to strong-arm TLC into acquiescing to Jon's demands for a)more money, and b)contractual freedom to pursue whatever other TV project he wants.

The final outcome will be based on the same thing that dictates whether any TV show lives or dies: ratings. If TLC sees the potential for high ratings with "Kate + 8" they will gladly pay Jon a few million and tear up his contract. If they feel the show can't bring in the numbers, they will not throw good money after bad. As for Kate's future as a star minus the kids, TLC can dangle whatever carrot they like in front of her to get her to cooperate as long as they need her to. 100% certain there are clauses in her contract that let TLC kick her to the curb at any time if they feel she is not profitably marketable.

The horrifying thought is what life will be like for those kids once their parents, Kate in particular, no longer have their coffers filled and egos fed by TV, and have no one but the kids to vent their frustration on.

NeverHeardofThemBeforeSummer said...

People.com is reporting that the show is over, and they cite their source as the New York Post. The first sentence of the article is "Our long national nightmare is finally over." So I would guess the show really is over. It should end anyway; the kids are in school, they're growing up and the cuteness factor is waning.

I don't plan to watch whatever TLC has coming down the pike with just Kate - as my name says, I'd never heard of them before 6 months ago, and I think I was better for it. But I can't imagine it doing well. Neither of those parents are interesting, articulate, attractive, or dynamic people. If they hadn't had a litter, they'd just be average suburban parents, (not that there's anything wrong with that) - neither of them is going to set the world on fire.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Child support - if they continue with joint custody, the parent with the higher income pays child support to the other parent (generally speaking). This is the situation we experienced in our family.

Janine said...

Thank the Lord...seriously!

I really dont care what Jons real motives were for ending the show, whether it was because his name was being taken off the show or because he truely has concern for his children (finally).

All that matters to me is that the kids are the ones who are going to benefit the most from this,so who cares WHY he pulled the plug, the main thing is that he DID it!

I bet Kate is just LIVID right now, no more TV time for Kate for a while, and who knows what kind of silly stupid show they are going to make for her next year, the only good thing is, it CANNOT involve the kids. So she could teach strip pole dancing (you know since its the LEARNING channel and everything....lol) as long as the kids arent involved.

Im proud of Jon no matter what his motives were for pulling the kids off TV.

It should have happened a long long time ago, but I guess better late then never right??

Sandy said...

If Kate Gosselin were my nurse, I'd crawl out of the hospital on my hands and knees. Not only is she completely lacking in empathy for her own children, but she has no work ethic, either.

Narcissists are NOT the people you want around you when you're vulnerable. Or ever.

Let's hope this is the end of this train wreck. The kids have a long, difficult path ahead of them, but at least with the show gone, they'll have a fighting chance.

Kate will never be OK either as parent or as a person, but Jon may make it if he has the character to continue looking for answers.

He's far from perfect, but the fact that he's actually gone to counseling in an attempt to figure out this mess means he's recognized that what he was doing had huge flaws.

You won't ever see Kate making that kind of admission - which also means that her ability to change is non-existent.

stopthemadness said...

Star Said said...
We shall see if TLC gives a crap that this show has been villified by news reporters. There were some scathing words on the talk shows tonight
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hasn't that already happened? You dn't think they REALLY stopped filming because Jon said no? I mean I'm sure that mattered- a little - but the terrible lashing they are getting in the press has to hurt. They may have to sacrifice Jon and Kate plus 8 even tho it could make more $$ because they don't want the public to start in on them about Toddlers and Tiaras or the other shows where kids are on (without being exploited to this extent) like Table for 12, 18 Kids and Counting and Little People Big World.

If Jon comes back and says go ahead fil, everyone will say it's out of greed and is the wrong thing to do. For TLC to do that, just shows they are exactly willing to exploit his greed and are manipulating him via $$$ toi get at his kids.

Kate is no longer saying this is a good experience for her children. She is now saying baldly I need the MONEY. But while we're all willing to have her do something good for the kids, if it's not too intrusive, we're not all tearing up about how she needs to maintain her lifestyle.

people are saying she and Jon are talentless nobodies and this is child abuse. They are despicable. If TLC wants to get anything else out of Kate they better try her in a diffferent format and sweep this under the rug a while.

Rose said...

This past season has been such a train wreck, it's no secret to anybody that the show just needs to end and go away for good. I am hopeful that it will not revamp to "Kate Plus 8," and more importantly, I hope TLC or some other network doesn't give Kate a new show of her own. I think it's safe to say that Kate won't be letting go of her pride and getting a "real job" anytime soon. She'll go on TV, dab her already-dry eyes with a Kleenex, and whimper about how her horrible ex-husband has taken away her sole method of providing for her children. She'll try to complain about how "miserable" her children are, and she'll blame it on the fact that the show has ended. But you won't hear a single apology or "I made some big mistakes too" from her.

Unfortunately, even if the show is over, we haven't seen the last of Kate, not even close, so don't get excited yet. She will do anything and everything possible to keep herself in the limelight and have the attention fixed on her...even if it means launching an "OrganiKate" show or finding a ghostwriter to write her memoir about her monster of an ex-husband, her personal successes as the ideal single mom, and why she is the only consistent person in their lives.

I used to think that the end of the show would help the children regain their privacy and get their lives back, but thanks to their mother, I doubt things are going to get any easier for them. I hate to say it, but the damage has already been done. The show has eaten up a huge part of their lives that they will never, ever, EVER get back. Unless Kate is willing to walk away from Hollywood completely, get a normal job elsewhere and raise her kids without interacting with the media ever again, they still have a long, horrible road ahead of them. But as another poster commented, maybe the Gosselins' story will, in the end, pave the way to protect children in the future.

msrylee said...

Thank goodness I live in Canada, and will never be "cared" for by Nurse Kate!!

How Sad said...

I was watching the View yesterday, and they were discussing the recent announcement that the Jackson's are going to have a reality show and include Michael's kids. Woopie brought up the fact that Michael went through great lengths to keep his kid's lives private and questioned whether they should have the kids on the show.

Shari with all her brilliance, cough, cough said.... well we don't know maybe they asked the kids and they want to be on tv. Joy quickly pointed out that kids don't always know what's best for them and it should be the adults who make those decisions.

Where was Joy when Kate was on. She sticks up for the Jackson kids but the Gosselins I guess don't get her voice. Very hyprocritical (sp)

Anyway, poor Jackson kids. I think TLC has made it fair game to exploit children. The eldest Jackson sister made this statement:

Rebbie, who told Us Weekly: "Michael would spin in his grave if he knew his kids would be on this show."

Thanks TLC. You've really started something now. Everyone is trying to cash in on the exploitation of children. They've seen how lucrative it can be. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

....very sad

nurse2 said...

I don't think KHATE called about a job in nursing. It is all done on computer, I think it's KHATE,saying how poor she is she's trying to keep the pity party in around way.JMO

Pamela Jaye said...

reading one of the posts above reminded me.
you know, I've always wanted to see a Reality show of people trying to get help by calling large companies (phone, electric, bank, Microsoft) and slogging through their phone trees, only to reach the wrong department and end up transferred back to the phone tree.
I might watch Kate do *that.*

Midnight Serenade said...

"Jon also lied about taking money out of the joint account and got smacked by a judge. If he doesn't put the money back he's going to jail."

I believe he admitted taking money over a period of time. He denied taking it out all at once, which is what she claimed. I seriously doubt he's going to jail. There may be other penalties and punishments, but spending time in The Big House isn't one of them! There will be many documents and testimonies that will be forthcoming before a jail term is even considered.

PA Woman said...

CopyGirl said...
I hope this is accurate! If so, this is great news for the children, at long last.
**************

I do too, but I'm not getting the confetti out yet. Radaronline talking to an un-named source close to the situation doesn't give me a complete warm and cozy that TLC won't challenge Jon.

Midnight Serenade said...

"If the cameras really do go away, I wonder what's going to keep Kate from unleashing even more hell and terror at the kids. Unless the divorce judge orders a psychological evaluation, he's not going to know that Kate is truly a psycho bitch."

That's my concern. The welfare of the children at this very critical time. I hope he keeps a tape of the last episode to produce for the judge if it becomes necessary. With all of the critical information on there, such as the "not been in their rooms in months" and the dumping of what she considered trash, I would think that this could be entered into evidence. For the life of me, I cannot undestand, when anything like this could be used against you in a divorce/custody case, she (and TLC) would allow this to have been filmed.

jill said...

Keep an eye out for that house to go "For Sale."

She can't afford that house...my guess TLC was paying for it.

She never tried to make it a
home...she treated it like a set all along!

JFaye said...

I finally saw a poll where 80 percent said the show should not go on. The sheeple may be vocal but I think the majority of us are sick to death of this circus.

JFaye said...

Sorry folks, but if there was anything 'we' could do to protect these kids besides not watch TLC or buy from their sponsors, someone would have done it by now. Short of the state, getting involved, it's up to Jon and Kate to raise their children. Here's hoping that Jon battles his passivity and sticks to his guns. I have no hope for 'normalcy' for these children if they are left to Kate's unchecked devices. I also fully expect her to continue to push him out, play the victim card, and try and turn the children against their father.

Falling away said...

Let us not delude ourselves that even if the show with the kids is finished, everything is going to be wonderful for the poor little ones. I think that Kate will go on with other plans that TLC has for her. She said there were things in the works and she said it with that self satisfied little smirk. Those children will get no additional love and attention from Kate. Maybe a bit more from Jon, but don't count on it. Men "in love" often forget about their children when chasing a new woman. I've seen it happen.

Jon will never make it for long on TV, and good luck getting an IT job. He was never ambitious or educated.

Kate never wanted to be home with those children. She would rather do housework than play with her kids. And then put them down for three hour naps.

Kate will be off chasing the limelight and the kids will be left with nannies. No more fancy clothes or trips for them as they will not be filmed. Feel sorry for the children. They will be the big losers here.

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