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fidosmommy said...

jibberjabbers said on the previous Free Discussion thread...
http://gosselins.sosugary.com/albums/Candids/2009/october052009/n017.jpg

Anyone find this inappropriate? Nanny kissing the kids on the lips.

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I'm not fond of it, but I didn't come from a kissy family. But this is more affection than that child has ever received from Mommy Kate, wouldn't you say? Kate grabs their heads and holds on tight, but I've never seen her get this close to one of her own children. Her kisses are either on tops of heads or blown from across the table.

With all the negative hateful stuff going on in the Gosselin children's lives, I say a kiss from the nanny is probably a good thing. I don't see the child pulling away, even if we are looking at the back of her head.
They probably are craving affection
and welcome it from any stable person in their lives. Heck, I'll drive to PA and give them all a big hug and kiss if they want it.
These children need love!

Im_in_PR said...

Anyone find this inappropriate? Nanny kissing the kids on the lips.

Nah, looks more like a cheek buss.
But I bet Kate will have her fired for looking so natural and affectionate with the children, something she has not accomplished in their whole lives and the nanny does it in 3 months.

Canadian Mom said...

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/albums/Candids/2009/october052009/n017.jpg

Anyone find this inappropriate? Nanny kissing the kids on the lips.
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That's more affection than Kate ever gives 'em.

Narcissism is Evil said...

I'm sure those kids woudl rather be kissed by the nanny than by this anyway:

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=7928&fullsize=1

MomOf4InPA said...

Oh wow. I never knew this.

http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5745:jon-a-kate-plus-8-you-ask-kate-rationalizes-answers&catid=97:jon-and-kate-plus-8-2009&Itemid=93

"Jon & Kate Plus 8
You Ask, Kate (Rationalizes) Answers
Monday 9/8c on TLC

Kate Gosselin of "Jon and Kate Plus 8" will appear Monday night on TLC to let you the viewers ask her questions. Listening to her answers and rationalizations should be more than interesting.

Obviously "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is almost a thing of the past, however Kate likely isn't. We fully expect to see kate in some capacity. It may be Kate Plus 8, it may be Kate as a regular on the VIEW. Not a lot of folks realize that the VIEW is owned by the same parent company that owns Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Now back to Kate's Monday night special. It is expected that Kate will reminisce about the the shows previous 5 years as well as answering your questions.

We are wondering what sort of reception Kate will get and if the questions will be cherry picked so that Kate doesn't get to much of a rough time.

I have to wonder at the fairness of this, will Jon be given an equal opportunity to respond. The answer is possibly, because Jon has found himself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to money. Ultimately Jon is going to have to make up his mind to go back to a regular working man's life or strike some sort of deal with TLC.

It is hard to imagine this all got started over Jon's jealousy of Kate and her rising popularity. I always reminded myself Jon had no issues with the kids being on TV, no issues with anything until issues became strategy to be used in attempts to manipulate situations.

Jon & Kate Plus 8- Kate's Special - Monday 9/8c on TLC

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I dont agree with the writer of this article, especially the part about Jon being "jellus" of Kate, but I guess I never connected that the View is owned by Discovery Communications. I always thought The View was ABC. I am having a hard time "connecting the dots" between the two. Can anyone shed lite on this for me?

franky said...

Nope, I find it completely normal..of course I am French-Canadian, and we welcome all friends and people we care about with a kiss on both cheeks when we see each other and when we say bye, in public..go figure...

Looks like that to me..an affection hello or good-bye..body language tells me that is it..we may kiss a cheek, but our bodies do not touch..just like in the photo..

Glad to see the not-a-nanny cares about the kids and is appropriately friendly and affectionate with them..makes my heart warm...

konhasyoufooled said...

Didn't kate make the statement when they were getting the kids new shoes for school that there would be no shoes with LACES until they learned how to tie?

Well what about the so sugary site where the 6 kids are lined up on the main page. All the boys have on shoes with LACES. Please correct me if I am wrong since I don't watch the show and just read here.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Anyone find this inappropriate? Nanny kissing the kids on the lips.



Yes, I wouldn't want it for my kids. But the real thing that bugs me, how they used to have non stop show after show of Kate's germ phobias. I always thought they went overboard with it and it was a lot of fake stuff. Now, she hardly mentions the germs things, natural foods she forced them all to eat and she harped on. The whole show has been a fake staged thing, from the beginning. Most reality shows are.

Rebecca F. said...

I don't find it inappropriate at all. Not in the least.

She actually looks like their mom. Both in appearance, happiness and comfortableness around the children.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I came from a very affectionate family, but we never kissed on the lips, under any circumstance. I suppose there is nothing wrong with it but it does seem kind of odd that a stranger is showing this type of affection to the kids instead of their mother.

junebug said...

The nanny kissing the child (I believe it's Hanna) is okay to me. When my kids were small I would grab their little faces and do the same. It seems to me the nanny has a real (versus Kates fake) maternal instinct towards the children. If the kids had a bad feeling about it you would see it on their faces. They come across as very trusting towards the nanny. I for one am grateful to her.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I just watched Say Yes to the Dress last night. Kate was in to select her wedding gown for the renewal of their vows. Another freebee, I'm sure.

Marti said...

That doesn't really look like a kiss on the lips to me.

Kate is lazy said...

It didn't take long for Kate to lose interest in taking her kids to school each day. Of course I guess I really didn't imagine that she would get up at 5:30 every day. She makes her kids get up, but she won't. I can't stand her.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Regarding radaronline: How many times do we need to see the kids getting on & of the bus??!!!!!?

Why aren't they uncovering the latest & *BEST* story from last Thursday?

Nyk said...

News alert! Jon has at least partially complied with the court order to return money, possibly fully complied. Kate has not complied and may be charged with contempt of court on Monday.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/kate-gosselin-lawyer-jon-attorney-full-compliance-claim-incorrect-9811.php

redskiesatnight said...

"Because of the show, the kids and the family have economic security and the luxury of a mom who can stay at home and raise them."

The above statement is the statement released by TLC I do believe (08?) just after the very first National Enquirer article about J & K Gosselin.
In restrospect, I find it interesting that the article ONLY gives mention/credit with respect to KATE'S role in the family. Contrary to what TLC wanted the viewers/public to believe, it was mutually agreed upon by J & K that JON would take on the 'role as stay at home parent as so Kate could travel and further pursue HER/a career in ADDITION to that of 'reality tv'. It has become public knowledge per J & K 's divorce that 'the show' in fact DID NOT provide the Gosselin family with the economic security that TLC claims, but merely a LIFESTYLE afforded way of sponsored and or paid for products,vacations, and luxery services in exchange for promotional deals and free advertising.

Glenda said...

I would find Monday's new show about 'you asked...Kate answers' more believable and honest if I hadn't watched her do any interviews. But I know most of the questions will have been pre determined and rehearsed. She will be plastic and stoic and DUMB. I wish it were live and she didn't know any of the questions. Cause THAT would be awesome TV!!

jibberjabbers said...

I don't know, what if the "nanny" was a guy? Would you still be okay with it? I guess it was a kiss on the cheek so it's not inappropriate as I first thought.

But yes, the kids seem to be more affectionate towards this nanny and Jon when they see them at the bus stop.

I also notice Cara acting a little weird now with Jon. She now walks a few distance apart from Jon. Is Kate saying something to her about Jon?

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Regarding next week show, I hope it bombs. You Ask, and Kate answers (reasonable questions)..

jibberjabbers said...

konhasyoufooled said...

Didn't kate make the statement when they were getting the kids new shoes for school that there would be no shoes with LACES until they learned how to tie?

Well what about the so sugary site where the 6 kids are lined up on the main page. All the boys have on shoes with LACES. Please correct me if I am wrong since I don't watch the show and just read here.

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Maybe Kate is trying to impede their growth. I could have sworn the sextuplets spoke more clearly and didn't need that many subtitles in season 4.

Not Watching TLC said...

Khate's Monday Q&A show will have all the viewers pre-screened as well as questions. Don't expect anything new there. She will have been coached with prepared questions that fit the viewers the production team has selected.

YAWN.

wicked witch lives in wernersville said...

Jon/Mady/Cara sighting within the hour..party city wyomissing..cara and mady came in with male i didn't recognize then jon 30 seconds later.. jon looked sad..before i realized who was coming the door, i saw two girls pushing each other( it was pouring out!!).someone else standing in the doorway said..Do you know who those 2 girls were.. I should have given Jon a thumbs up and said something but i didn't..Now if it was Kate i defineately would have said something bad to her!! GO JON!!

ErinKate said...

konhasyoufooled: Don't forget the shoe store trip was probably end of August before school started and the showing of the episode (and the pictures) was in October. Close to 2 months later. Maybe they learned in those few weeks how to tie.

so long said...

Kate is lazy said...
It didn't take long for Kate to lose interest in taking her kids to school each day. Of course I guess I really didn't imagine that she would get up at 5:30 every day. She makes her kids get up, but she won't. I can't stand her.
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Is it just safe to say she did it just for the camera?

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Savannah said...

oops, I just saw that the cat's already out of the bag...lol

At least we all know that it's a crock.

Not Watching TLC said...

Nancy Grace's show (as is Larry King LIve) is via CNN, which also owns People mag which has been very pro-Khate.

Nancy wouldn't go after her. The co. that funds her wouldn't allow it. Hence why we have seen JON on her show but not Khate.

Don't hold your breath is what I'm saying...

Savannah said...

MomOf4InPA said...
Oh wow. I never knew this.

http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5745:jon-a-kate-plus-8-you-ask-kate-rationalizes-answers&catid=97:jon-and-kate-plus-8-2009&Itemid=93

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I keep getting a notice that the web page is "dangerous"...lol
Is there another way to access the article?

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...

Jon Gosselin now is rumored to be talking with CBS about appearing on either "Survivor" or "The Amazing Race". Ugh!

http://www.dlisted.com/node/34498

fidosmommy said...

ErinKate said...
konhasyoufooled: Don't forget the shoe store trip was probably end of August before school started and the showing of the episode (and the pictures) was in October. Close to 2 months later. Maybe they learned in those few weeks how to tie.

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Here's hoping they have learned how to tie their own shoes.

Maybe they outgrew their velcro
StrideRites by October, who knows?
But if not, it seems that Kate has plenty of money to throw around for new shoes when she had already put new shoes on these boys.

Nah, don't think so said...

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...
Jon Gosselin now is rumored to be talking with CBS about appearing on either "Survivor" or "The Amazing Race". Ugh!
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The source for this story is Radar Online. Come to your own conclusions.

goawayJandK said...

One reader posted that this site had hits of 9 million, so I am asking all people who post or read here, not to watch on Monday.

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I posted that comment and I DO NOT WATCH !! I read the recaps and post comments/questions, but that's it. I don't even go to YT because I cannot stomach K8 and her lies.

Summer shoes makes it summer, right? said...

ErinKate said...
konhasyoufooled: Don't forget the shoe store trip was probably end of August before school started and the showing of the episode (and the pictures) was in October. Close to 2 months later. Maybe they learned in those few weeks how to tie
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I would never, never, never, never question Kate's truthiness (thank you Stephen Colbert) but the girls all have on summer sandals and all six kids look young. Maybe even younger than 5. Could this possibly be one of those strange Gosselin conundrums? Cause we know it couldn't have anything to do with catching Kate in a mistruth.

For The Moment? said...

Maybe the nanny doesn't mind tying their laces and is teaching them how to tie them.

AMD said...

Good article from the Pocono Record - "Lesson from 'Jon and Kate' saga: Parents should grow up and get to work"
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091023/NEWS04/910230314

alana said...

redskiesatnight said

"...the show...in fact DID NOT provide the Gosselin family with the economic security that TLC claims."

WHAT? Are you joking, or is this a quote from an article in a magazine or an internet site? If so, where did you read it? Can you post the link, please?

Even IF the Greedlins were only paid $5,000 an episode, with 40-50 episodes per six months, that certainly would have afforded them a nice comfortable living. Especially if Take and Yawn had not chosen to get in the fast lane for flip city and, instead, kept their regular jobs, too.
Most of their income, after paying for a mortgage, utilities, incidentals, and a small amount of food, would have been eaten up by Hate's desperate need for nannys and babysitters to "assist her" during the day. Now that the truth about what kind of a mother she isn't has been exposed, it's abundantly clear she cannot/will not care for her children by herself even for short periods of time. After all, that wouldn't "be fair!"
Additionally, unless all eight children had a "benefactor" to pay their tuition like Mady and Cara had in Season I, the Greedlins couldn't afford private school, either.
Finally, based on this $5,000 per episode budget, Take would have to forgo the John Galliano shoes and Burberry sweaters. Oh, well.

There's no way I'll ever believe, however, that this family could not have been "economically secure" with just the income from doing their idiotic damaging show.

Merrilee said...

I think it would be a good thing for Jon to be on Survivor or something similar. It would be a good thing, I think.

But, wouldn't we LOVE to see Kate on Survivor? That would really be a trip!

No hair or makeup people. Minimal decent bathing, laundry.

I would love that! I wish it would happen!

I wouldn't even mind seeing both Jon and Kate on Survior, maybe different tribes. Or the great race.

I think that would be a hoot!

IAmARichWomanIndeed said...

DH, myself and three of our kids went to a horse farm today. It was LOADS of FUN. We hadn't had family time in a Looong time (I usually work weekends, I am a nurse). Well, FLEETINGLY I thought of Khate and the brood, and how she would've bitched and moaned about the ants(I got one bite, not bad), the sun (it was warm again here in FL today), the "dirty" horses (our hands got dark and dusty petting these beautiful beasts), the flies, the walking we did, the lack of water (we didn't realize water bottles would have been a good idea)
I took TONS of pictures, with my CHEAP Kodak digital camera (that I bought for myself b/c I don't have sponsors). Afterwards, we got something to drink at the local grocery, then on to the church's pumpkin patch to get a few pumpkins and take MORE pics!
No one was taking OUR pics, however...and I wore capris from WalMart, a Tshirt saying "GiddyUp" on the front (NOT low cut), and tennies. Carried my ONE purse.
I am SO much richer than Khate.

The mystery of the laceup shoes said...

Not to beat a dead horse and really who cares but I just checked the SoSugary site and the photo with lace-up shoes was from Season 3 (2008) so it was before the kids had to get up and out early. Kate probably meant that when the kids had deadlines--like buses--there would be no lace-up shoes unless the tie fairy taught them how to quickly get up and out without bothering anyone's sleeping mother.

konhasyoufooled said...

ErinKate said...

Don't forget the shoe store trip was probably end of August before school started and the showing of the episode (and the pictures) was in October. Close to 2 months later. Maybe they learned in those few weeks how to tie.
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I am talking about the main pics on the sosugary site. It has been up for MONTHS. These are not recent pictures. They are the pics that come up as soon as you click on the website. The Gosselin Family Gallery.

konhasyoufooled said...

Summer shoes makes it summer, right? said...

ErinKate said...
konhasyoufooled: Don't forget the shoe store trip was probably end of August before school started and the showing of the episode (and the pictures) was in October. Close to 2 months later. Maybe they learned in those few weeks how to tie
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I would never, never, never, never question Kate's truthiness (thank you Stephen Colbert) but the girls all have on summer sandals and all six kids look young. Maybe even younger than 5. Could this possibly be one of those strange Gosselin conundrums? Cause we know it couldn't have anything to do with catching Kate in a mistruth.
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Yes you know the pic I am talking about. Was not taken recently at all as some believe might be the case.

alana said...

As long as we're getting all sick and nervous and wringing our hands over the kids kissing the nanny good-bye, I'm wondering what took us so long to think about these things.
I am amazed at the myriad of people who go in and out of those children's lives; the sheer number is astounding. Nannies, babysitters, "helpers," production people, film crewpersons, housekeepers, landscapers, salespeople delivering cars, etc., handyman-type people... the list is endless. Hate has no tolerance for anyone who fails to perform exactly as she wishes, anyone who does not live up 150% to her always unreasonable and often insane demands. Even if Hate is "happy" with an employee, you can bet that that employee will soon find that crazy work environment intolerable and will resign. Therefor, the turn-around time for anyone in the Greedlin's employ is faster than the speed of light.

Do you think ALL of these people come from a reputable employment agency? What if Hate needs someone "RIGHT NOW, TODAY?" Who does the thorough background check on EVERYONE? What about criminal checks? Do you think anyone checks to make sure these employees have T.B. clearance from the health department? What about the people who are found guilty of child abuse and simply move to another state because Child Protective Service's records remain in the state where the "incident" occurred? What about all the nannies and babysitters who were charged with really heinous acts, but were subsequently let off because of a stupid technicality?
I cannot imagine there are enough qualified people in the entire state of Pennsylvania to fulfill the employment requirements, nevermind just the day-to-day desires and demands, of Hate Greedlin. Do you?

Instead, we worry and fret over a kiss from the nanny.

dustilies said...

OMG--I ended up sitting directly behind a mom with a kate-do at my daughters' music recital this afternoon.

The back, I never realized, with its sproings and spines of brown and yellow hair is almost irresistably pullable. I never would have mangaged with a lap-baby! Those little fingers would have kept grabbing for the hair over and over.

And she was the only stage mother amongst a congenial group of parents who take care to applaud every kid and to hug and kiss their kids whether they do great or not so great under the pressure of performance.

Is the NIH or CDC working on a Sheep Flu virus? If my little girls are able to identify the haircut, as they did ("why does she cut her hair like Kate's, Mom?"), then maybe we all need innoculation against Accelerating Sheeple Syndrome Humans Often Live Exaggeratedly (ASSHOLE)

Jons a tool said...

If this Jon shopping a spot on Survivor or Amazing Race is true, so much for his "I don't want to be away from my kids!" schtick. He's just as bad as Kate.

Teri said...

...but I guess I never connected that the View is owned by Discovery Communications. I always thought The View was ABC. I am having a hard time "connecting the dots" between the two. Can anyone shed lite on this for me?

You are correct. Discovery Communications owns TLC. The View is wholly owned by ABC (who is owned by Disney) Things could change but for now, they are separate companies.

Marie France said...

Just an FYI for those interested.... I went online to the PA Board of Nursing License Verfication site. Today is October 24 and our Miss Katie Irene has NOT yet renewed her nursing license due to expire on Saturday, October 31, 2009. One can renew online, so it is very easy - if she is intending to do it. If she doesn't, she will have to take and PASS the State Boards again if she ever wants to work as an RN - GOD FORBID!!!

Skeptical Viewer said...

Teri wrote: "Discovery Communications owns TLC. The View is wholly owned by ABC (who is owned by Disney) Things could change but for now, they are separate companies."

No, ABC does not "wholly" own The View. According to the show's own website, it's a joint venture of "ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions." More importantly in terms of the Gosselins, the executive producer of Barwall (and The View) is Bill Geddie, whose own production company, Bill Geddie Productions, has "produced 60 original hours for the Discovery Channel" -- and the Discovery Channel and TLC are both part of the same network.

I grew up in the entertainment industry, surrounded by relatives who ran major networks, so trust me on this one: everybody is, in some way or another, in bed with everybody else. But whereas in most cases the public is ignorant of what goes on behind the scenes, here we have a very clear connection between The View and TLC.

Reality Bites said...

Marie Frances, You may be right because I am unfamiliar with Pennsylvania Nursing laws, but in my state, letting an RN license lapse does not result in having to retake state nursing boards to begin practicing Nsg again. What is required to practice is providing documentation of 24 hours of Continuing Education Units + paying your Nsg board registration fee.

Personally, I'm waiting for Kate to take that job at McDonald's as she promised to do "because I'll do whatever it takes' to provide for my children."

Though I doubt Mickey D's would offer employment to her either since she's so been so self righteous about her kids 'never eating THAT KIND of food'.

Would be fun, though, to see Kate have to don a fast food uniform and take orders from others.....

Im_in_PR said...

Jons a tool said...

If this Jon shopping a spot on Survivor or Amazing Race is true, so much for his "I don't want to be away from my kids!" schtick. He's just as bad as Kate.



"In the meantime, rumors that Papa G. may be hoping to recoup some of that money by appearing on either Survivor or The Amazing Race are false, E! News has learned exclusively.



"Jon is notdoing Amazing Race or any other reality show," Heller says. "No Divorced Dads Club, nothing. He is focused on his personal life and the matters at hand."

Im_in_PR said...

Alana said Therefor, the turn-around time for anyone in the Greedlin's employ is faster than the speed of light.

The nanny pictured seems to have been around at least 6 months or so. Maybe more. But she's been the constant one.

C said...

Why would you get your kids up at 5:30 am to go to school? Sounds crazy, to me.

Mona said...

Why would you get your kids up at 5:30 am to go to school? Sounds crazy, to me.

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When it was just Mady and Cara going to school, didn't Jon get them up at 6:00 to get ready and out the door by 7:00? While Kate slept in until 8:00?

I don't know that I could get up and get going at 5:30. I'm more like Kate, but then my job hours are whenever I decide to put them in. AND I HAVE NO CHILDREN!

My Mother's Daughter said...

Narcissism is Evil said...
I'm sure those kids woudl rather be kissed by the nanny than by this anyway:

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=7928&fullsize=1

10/24/2009 1:46 AM
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Ha!! That is so funny!

Midnight Serenade said...

"Why would you get your kids up at 5:30 am to go to school? Sounds crazy, to me."

Probably because there are eight children to get dressed, fed, and driven to the bus stop for an hour ride to school.

Natalie and Abigail said...

Sort-of random, but...

Here's my two-cents on Jon's newfound love of Judaism...

I used to babysit for several Jewish families and became somewhat immersed in some of the culture. I attended Shabbot sing-a-longs on Friday afternoons at the Jewish Day school they attended, went to various activities at the school, attended bar and bat-mitzvahs, babysat at high holy day services and for the local JCC, and even served as Assistant Director of the JCC's summer camp program.

What I discovered was community that was welcoming, accepting, loving and often deeply rooted in family. I loved being apart of that community. I even went so far as to as a rabbi if I could convert to Judaism without denying Jesus as Christ! (She said no, of course).

The sense of community and family in Judaism is incredibly appealing - especially if it has been seriously lacking in your life previously.

I think Jon has been been lovingly taken in by the Glassman family, and likely their friends, and for the first time feels accepted and apart of a community. And, for Jon, this feels good.

Converting to Judaism is no easy task. I seriously doubt we will see Jon throwing down his cross and hanging up a mezzuziah any time soon. He is getting what he needs right now from the people around him: love, acceptance, advice, community, family. This people just happen to be Jewish, hence the sudden fascination with Judaism.

I don't think Jon's "new religion" will incredibly long-lasting, but I do think Jon will find it lastingly enriching.

Natalie and Abigail said...

and more related to the comments above...

I would pay good money to see Kate on Survivor. That would be hysterical. Of course, it would also be short lived since they would vote her off as soon as possible. Heck, they've probably lose on purpose just to get rid of her.

I actually think Jon on Survivor would be interesting. Let him forge his own identity and stand up for himself. It might help build his confidence.

As for Amazing Race...how much fun would it be to see Jon and Kate together...of wait..we've already seen that for 5 seasons - the Gosselins trying to get somewhere and Kate ordering Jon around!

Dana said...

Natalie and Abigail wrote:

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Converting to Judaism is no easy task. I seriously doubt we will see Jon throwing down his cross and hanging up a mezzuziah any time soon. He is getting what he needs right now from the people around him: love, acceptance, advice, community, family. This people just happen to be Jewish, hence the sudden fascination with Judaism.

I don't think Jon's "new religion" will incredibly long-lasting, but I do think Jon will find it lastingly enriching.

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This is a VERY sensitive and insightful comment!

Let's hope that every bit of enrichment JG manages to hold on to will in some way helps those poor children.

JG may be fumbling and making a thousand mistakes, but at least he's acknowledging a need for something he hasn't felt previously that isn't purely material.

And at least he seems to feel the need for some kind of community. That's nothing his narcissistic soon-to-be-ex-wife could ever even imagine.

It's a "community" of one when you're always right, and always controlling. KG's community doesn't even include her own children.

Marie France said...

Reality Bites said...
Marie Frances, You may be right because I am unfamiliar with Pennsylvania Nursing laws, but in my state, letting an RN license lapse does not result in having to retake state nursing boards to begin practicing Nsg again. What is required to practice is providing documentation of 24 hours of Continuing Education Units + paying your Nsg board registration fee.

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In PA, there has been no continuing education requirement (CEUs). They said on the website that they will start this new requirement in 2010. Also, it states on the website, that if you are renewing your license, you should make every attempt to do so 30 days in advance of its expiration, which in Khate's case, would have been 9/30. Maybe she did renew and the renewal did not get posted to the licensing verfication area of the site yet.

2exhausted2name said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"Why would you get your kids up at 5:30 am to go to school? Sounds crazy, to me."

Probably because there are eight children to get dressed, fed, and driven to the bus stop for an hour ride to school.


With someone as 'organized' as Kate that should be a breeze. Esp considering it's her nanny doing the dressing, feeding & driving.

At 5 and 9 those kids should be more than old enough to dress & feed themselves in more than enough time. Even times 8 it's not like they have to take turns dressing & eating (or even using the bathroom considering they have so many).

Kallies said...

I had a thought. Does anyone think Kate will keep the last name "Gosselin"?

I mean, she became famous as Kate Gosselin. Not Kate Kreider. I think she would keep it because that's what any who recognizes her recognizes her as. So she'd keep it for the "fame" aspect.

Or yanno, keep it "for the kids."

I was just curious. I would imagine most people take back their maiden name, but I wonder about Kate.

Kate is Stupid said...

I don't think Kate will go back to her maiden name. She is going to keep the name Gosselin because that is how she became famous. I can hear her now, "I am going to keep the Gosselin name for my kids."

ShamIAm said...

Kallie Said asked about Kate keeping the name Gosselin.

Gosselin is now the brand, so my guess is that she will keep it unless/until she decides to even more completely rebrand herself as the kick-butt single chick who reclaimed her maiden name. (Though her whole CanDo Kate rebranding isn't exactly getting any real traction so far - no one believes it!)

Some women actually do hold onto the marital name at least until the kids are older in an effort to help the kids feel like they are still part of a family.

With the likes of Kate, though, while I believe she will CLAIM to keep the name 'for the kids', her REAL motive will be exploiting the Gosselin name to keep her brand alive $$$$$.

Lucy said...

Kallies said: I was just curious. I would imagine most people take back their maiden name, but I wonder about Kate.

OMG you mean Katie had parents? Geez all this time I thought she was the prodigy of some very weird junior high school's sub-human science project!

GosselinName=$$$$ said...

I had a thought. Does anyone think Kate will keep the last name "Gosselin"?

I mean, she became famous as Kate Gosselin. Not Kate Kreider. I think she would keep it because that's what any who recognizes her recognizes her as. So she'd keep it for the "fame" aspect.

Or yanno, keep it "for the kids."

I was just curious. I would imagine most people take back their maiden name, but I wonder about Kate.

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There are a lot of reasons to keep your married name post divorce - Same last name as your children, professional accomplishments(degrees, licenses, etc obtained during the marriage), less confusion with a name change, or something so simple as having a horrible maiden name, trust me.

However, in the case of Kate, it will always have to do with her fame, so she will certainly keep it as her money maker. Gosselin children= Money for Kate, so she will likely remain Kate Gosselin- Extrordinare mother of the Gosselin eight.

Im_in_PR said...

C said...

Why would you get your kids up at 5:30 am to go to school? Sounds crazy, to me.

Because they live so far away from the school. They have an hour bus ride once they even get to the bus stop.

Teryn said...

It is just absolutley appalling and disgusting that women like Maria Shriver and Paula Dean associate themselves with a venomous woman like Kate Gosselin.

Inpiring? Is she kidding me? The only thing she has taught me is how NOT to be. How not to mother my kids, how not to speak to my husband, how not to treat others like they are servants...I could go on and on.

All she teaches people is that being rude and nasty and arrogant will get you things.

That she is going to a women's conference to "inspire" other single mothers is insulting. Just absolutley insulting. She has WAY more money than most single mothers, way more servant help ( nannies, gardeners, etc ), and is a part time mother because her priority is becomming a star and she can only do that in NY or LA....far away from her kids.

To Maria Shriver, Paula Dean and others....what are you thinking? Do you really see this woman as inspiring? I personally think you are associating yourselves with her because of her infamy and it can garner YOU more attention.

Just so sick. Anybody who aligns themselves with Kate Gosselin needs their head examined. What is this world coming to?

Pleasenomorelectures... said...

I am not a moderator but would appreciate if some posters would refer to the posting rules on the home page. You will see that rule #11 clearly states to not "tell others how to think, act, or behave"...including "exhortations to stop watching."

I come here to read how others view this situation, and to get reliable info, not to be lectured to by those who don't think we should watch the show.

We're all adults capable of making our own decisions. That includes whether to watch or not. No ones opinion is better than anyone else's.

fidosmommy said...

Regarding radaronline: How many times do we need to see the kids getting on & of the bus??!!!!!?

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As many times as it takes for the Sheeple to notice that Kate does not bother take her children to the bus stop early in the morning.
And as many times as it takes to show how utterly delighted the children are to see Jon when they disembark in the afternoon.
RadarOnline is doing us a favor there.

Disgusted in Texas said...

I stopped watching the show months ago and miss none of it. The recaps here are much more entertaining and I feel badly for whoever has to watch them to do the recap! So many thanks to them.

People have all commented that they don't understand why anyone would be so fascinated with Kate. I 100% agree and always watched the show with that same thought in mind. I picked up on so many of the things that the rest of the public finally clicked to with hindsight. Her interviews were so contrived, her words so calculating, her controlling Jon and watching his every word or else, and him wanting her approval of what he said for fear of her reprimanding him, and her trying so hard to be "cutesy!" and charming and "girly" because we know she's anything but.....OMG

What I bet many of us would love to see is the behind the scenes truth that the TLC crew has somehow managed to keep completely quiet. They are the masterminds of deception and have been hiding the real Kate for too long. If she didn't have them protecting her, she'd be institutionalized by now. The unseen footage left on the cutting room floor is no doubt damaging to everyone, and especially for the kids to ever see or relive. It is probably best left unseen but I am waiting for the day that a disgruntled TLC staffer breaks it all down and tells it all. I just don't know how it has not happened yet! Has anyone else wondered about that too???

Janet said...

Nice!

Jon had Kevin, Jodi and the kids over. Pics on Radar.

Go Jon!

ErinKate said...

Saw the pictures of Jon and Jodi and Kevin at the house. Check out the orange and purple crocs with no socks on the kids' feet. So Kate is in Cali and will not be in court tomorrow?

Lucy said...

I was reading the comments on Radar re pics of jodi and kevin...boy is there a lot of hate out there for those 2. WTF??? Also a thread started stating GWOP was a hate site created by Kevin cause he hates his sister. Can the public be really that dumb? He is never so blind as one who can not see! Nothing surprises me anymore about how people think but I am disappointed some of the viewing public can be so misguided, naive and easily manipulated.

Lisa said...

It just never ceases to amaze me the lengths some people will go to in order to defend Kate. It is NEVER her fault and she is NEVER is the wrong. They are constantly trashing Jodi and Kevin and it doesn't make sense to me. If Jodi and Kevin were just after publicity and money, why would they take Jon's side?? First of all, they have put themselves in the line of fire by taking his side. If all they were after was money, they would have gotten it by going against Jon, too. Now people say it is because Jodi and Kevin got mad when they couldn't get paid for doing the show. I thought that Kate denied that and said it wasn't true?? Which is it?? If that wasn't why they left the show, then they would have no reason to be upset with her and take Jon's side....so which is it??

Im_in_PR said...

Pleasenomorelectures said I come here to read how others view this situation, and to get reliable info, not to be lectured to by those who don't think we should watch the show.

Relax, it's all part of it. So what if someone you don't even know makes a post here asking people not to watch? I mean, who cares? People who want to watch will, people who don't want to watch won't. Just use your mental editor and skip those posts!

Holly said...

I was BEYOND happy to see the pictures of Kevin & Jodi at the Gosselin home today! Actually, I was so happy, I gasped LOL. Silly I know, but I was thrilled that the Gosselin 8 had the chance to see Kevin & Jodi and little Benny. YAY for Jon!!! Keep it up!

As for the harpies at Radar (the comment portion); they do exactly what they accuse GWoP of doing- Being hateful, excessively hateful, without seeing both sides. They say GWoP is a hate site, that every one of us hate Kate, but it only takes a minute to look through the comments area and see how much they hate Jon and hurl insults at anyone who daresay differently. I don't even bother posting my opinion there & I suggest none of us do as they are completely incapable of having a meaningful debate with facts.

ICExploitation said...

Can the public be really that dumb?

No, but Sheeple can.

jibberjabbers said...

oh no! Kate's new book is out.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2116/asdyb.jpg

Thanks for speaking up said...

Pleasenomorelectures said I come here to read how others view this situation, and to get reliable info, not to be lectured to by those who don't think we should watch the show.

Relax, it's all part of it. So what if someone you don't even know makes a post here asking people not to watch? I mean, who cares? People who want to watch will, people who don't want to watch won't. Just use your mental editor and skip those posts
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I have been feeling picked on, too. First I was told not to watch TLC. Okay. Then I was told not to watch YouTube. Oh...okay. Then I was told by my clicking on any item anywhere with the name Jon or Kate or Gosselin etc. I was probably making it possible for the Gosselin children to continue being exploited. Then I exploded. My post, far less civilized than yours, was (thankfully) stopped in its tracks by the moderators. So thank you for nicely saying what I have been feeling. A mental editor is the logical answer, of course, but sometimes an emotional response trumps the logical.

anotherPAmom said...

jibberjabbers said...
oh no! Kate's new book is out.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2116/asdyb.jpg
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Congrats to whoever "wrote" this- it's hilarious! Definitely worth a look!

PatK said...

jibberjabbers said...
oh no! Kate's new book is out.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2116/asdyb.jpg

10/25/2009 12:54 PM

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Ha! I love it!!

Thanks for Saying This said...

Pleasenomorelectures said, "We're all adults capable of making our own decisions. That includes whether to watch or not. No ones opinion is better than anyone else's."
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This had to be said. I thank you for saying it. Those "stop watching" lectures have an air of superiority about them, especially when they yell in all CAPS.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Regarding Kevin and Jody reuniting with Jon and the kids: it really speaks volumes about you as a person, when your own sibling makes nice-nice with your soon-to-be-ex during an acrimonious and ugly divorce.
I'm not sure if the reunion was timed to coincide with the women's conference in California (and shake Kate up a bit), but it's great that the kids get to be with their aunt and uncle again.
And yes, I agree with the posters who say TLC must regret not being able to film the kids' reunion with Jody. While I wouldn't watch it, Jody, from what I've read, was very popular with the viewers.

Melody said...

Please remind me NEVER to read anything at Radar Online again. People can't even believe she was rude at her book signings.

This poster shared her experience and she gets skewered for it.

I was at a book signing too. I saw how rude she was & how she made some fans cry.

These sheep are so blinded and ignorant to see the truth.

debemac said...

I watched the show from the very beginning...I stopped after the 1st show of this season. The children loved their Aunt Jodie and she was so good to them. I am so glad they got to see Aunt Jodie and Uncle Kevin and I hope Jon continues letting the children interact with other family members. This is the best thing other than the cameras leaving that I have seen happen to these children in a long time!

Jane in California said...

I have long since stopped watching the show on TLC (or any show on TLC for that matter). It has been perhaps 6 months since I began my boycott. However, I read the recaps here, and I can go to youtube to watch clips, and I do read articles that are posted online, like the recent VF article.

So for those who are concerned that I and others might be contributing to Nielsen ratings, please realize that most of us aren't watching so much as 5 minutes of the show. Those that are still watching -- well, that is their own business.

Other than offering encouragement to boycott, I don't think it is usually productive to tell other grown ups what to do, or how to live their lives. Lead by example, and let that be well enough.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"With someone as 'organized' as Kate that should be a breeze. Esp considering it's her nanny doing the dressing, feeding & driving."

I think you just countered your own argument! She's NOT organized, or they wouldn't have to get up that early!

Megan said...

@ PA mom knows


I think she was being sarcastic!

wicked witch lives in wermersville said...

I thought the person who i saw with the twins at party city yesterday was Kevin..after sseing these pictures, i am sure it was him...good job Jon..keep them in your life and your kids life

Confused and perplexed said...

Just wondering why Radaronline has the pictures of Jodi and Kevin visiting the kids? How did they know this little event was going to happen? If the papparazzi are staking out the house, is ROL the highest bidder for photos?

I just don't understand how all this works with this family.

Ironically, there was a reality show on tv a year or two ago that followed one of these agencies and showed what the photographers go thru. How they get assigned. How they plot to get the best shot. How the agency offers up the photos to various outlets. So the fact that ROL always seems to be the source and no other place like a tabloid makes me wonder exactly what is going on here?

No Motive said...

I love how Sheeple are painting the Kevin and Jodi visit having ulterior motives to it. Kevin and Jodi have done so much for that family and it appears never even received a "Thank You". Someone who takes your kids every Friday Morning, someone who flies across country just to fly back the next day to help you and someone who takes your 8 kids with 4 of their own while half of them have the flu aren't in it for the "money". I don't think anyone with ulterior motives would have lasted that long. The RadarOnline interviews probably weren't the best idea and the probably received money from but at least they spoke out against them and it looks like most of what they said was true.

Kate's angry because they "made money off her children", was she angry she didn't receive portions of it? I don't see how what Kevin and Jodi did was different from her "job". Kate said it herself, that Kevin was one of the only people that took the time to say hello to each and everyone one of the tups one by one.

Samantha said...

No Motive said: "I love how Sheeple are painting the Kevin and Jodi visit having ulterior motives to it."

No surprise there. Cult members typically take their cues from the cult leader.

Kate has painted Kevin and Jodi as evil, so until she says otherwise, the Sheeple will consider them evil too, despite any and all evidence to the contrary.

Brummygirl said...

I apologise to all who were offended by my post about not watching the show on Monday. I did not mean it to sound as if I was dictating, just offering a solution to many things discussed on here and this has been requested before. Of course you are all adults and will do as you please no matter what anyone says. I have tried to delete my post but could not.
Life is too short to stress over things like this, let bygones be bygones.
Regards.

Im_in_PR said...

Brummygirl said...

I apologise to all who were offended by my post about not watching the show on Monday. ...


I don't think it was a problem, but that's just me. I figure that everyone is doing whatever they want anyway. :-)

Canadian Mom said...

Just as I'm THRILLED Mady & Cara are reunited with Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin and their cousins....

I'm just as TERRIFIED pondering how Kate will spin their beloved Aunt and Uncle's visit to Mady & Cara to suit 'her' version of the 'truth'...

Anyone else?

Can u say 'CONFUSED' children...

crocsrule said...

what's wrong with the crocs on the kids feet? If this "reunion" was on saturday it was VERY warm here.

enoughalready said...

Brummygirl said...
I apologise to all who were offended by my post about not watching the show on Monday.
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Heck! Apology or not, I'm NOT WATCHING that WITCH from WYOMMINGSING/WYOMISSINGING/WYOMISSING (whichever way its spelled?)

Kat_momof3 said...

I almost jumped up and down with happiness when I saw the pictures of Jon and the Kreiders... how anyone can see any ulterior motive in the warm welcoming, in the ecstatic faces of Kevin and Jodi upon seeing the kids (and even Jon) is beyond me.

WTG Jon for bridging the gap and keeping family connections.



As for kissing the Nanny on the lips... try to think of a Nanny who has been around as long as that one probably has (haven't found the pics yet to confirm it's the one I'm thinking it probably is) like you would an aunt, uncle, grandma, etc.

My kids kiss me and my hubby on the lips (except our oldest who has preferred to do cheek since he was 6) and also do so with our relatives they know well enough to want to. No one in our family asks or encourages one over the other method... and each child will tell you exactly where they are aiming for... My daughter is actually just a couple months older than the tups, and she's more of a... kiss lips, each eye, each cheek, and back to lips before she's done.

I came from a family who was not very affectionate physically, but my hubby did and him because of that and me because I always wished my family had been more physically affectionate, have made it a point to shower our kids with tons of hugs, kisses, and let whoever of our extended family will, do the same... as long as the children want it.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Question:
Can Kate prevent or stop Jon from getting the kids together with Kate's parents? It's nice to see him reaching out to Jodi and Kevin again, but I sometimes wonder what the Gosselin media frenzy is like for Kate's parents. From the little I know, they were close to Kate at one point as they looked after the twins when she was bedridden/hospitalized with the tups, but have never, sadly, met the tups. Can Jon reunite the grandparents with the eight even without Kate's permission or approval?

Midnight Serenade said...

"From the little I know, they were close to Kate at one point as they looked after the twins when she was bedridden/hospitalized with the tups, but have never, sadly, met the tups."
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I'm not sure that this is true. Has it been confirmed that they never met the tups? I would think that if they cared for the twins while she was in the hospital giving birth to the tups, then they at least would have met them when she came home from the hospital.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Saw the pictures of Jon and Jodi and Kevin at the house. Check out the orange and purple crocs with no socks on the kids' feet."

Indian Summer weekend here. Many people were out in shorts and sandals! We do it while we can!

Vanessa said...

Oh I dare say, she won't need to hang on to the Gosselin last name! She'll be known as KATE, she's up there with Martha, Diana, Oprah, Madonna...
PUKE!

jon's a good dad said...

when jon has legal custody, he can do whatever with whomever he pleases.
he can take them out of state, whatever.
i guess there can be some exceptions to the rule, but if the people he wants the kids to be around are abusers (child abusers, domestic abuse, drug, etc) Kate can't do one damn thing about it. except gnash her veneers.
he could take the girlfriend along as well, kate can't do one dang thing.
don't you know kate is going crazy after finding out her brother and his wife are back in the picture..she will totally stroke out when jon takes them to see her parents. and on a holiday. and she won't get to see them-lol! her idea of seeing them on every holiday is a pipe dream.

jon's a good dad said...

oops! worded that sentence wrong...she only has a say-so if the people DO have problems (drugs, etc).

i bet kate didn't know they were coming. this is the first of many surprises for kate. lol.

jon is a good dad said...

i guess there can be some exceptions to the rule, but if the people he wants the kids to be around are abusers (child abusers, domestic abuse, drug, etc) Kate can't do one damn thing about it. except gnash her veneers.
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BIG oops....meant to say 'aren't abusers....

Lucy said...

Vanessa said...
Oh I dare say, she won't need to hang on to the Gosselin last name! She'll be known as KATE, she's up there with Martha, Diana, Oprah, Madonna...PUKE!

Gee I was thinking:
Attila, Cruella, Dopey, Droopy, Elvira, Goofey, Grinch, Grumpy, Hitler(oh my bad...that was too nasty), Marmaduke, Muttley, Ren, Saddam, Stalin, Stimpy, etc.

junebug said...

I think Kate will keep Gosselin as her last name. She will say something stupid like "so as not to confuse the children" (like the ring). It will play into her whole control issues. As long as she still has the name she still has a peice of him.

NYMomof4 said...

I got my laugh of the day in the supermarket checkout this morning. One of the tabloids--I think it was Life & Style--had a banner headline across the top: "Special Gosselin-Free Issue!"

Go Away Gosselins! said...

There is a new post on Radar about the kids and Jon missing the dogs. I am a HUGE animal lover and I feel very sorry for the dogs in this situation (although, getting out of the Gosselin dysfunctional household probably isn't the worst thing for them).

I cannot stand taking up for Kate but I do give her the benefit of the doubt in the dog situation. Kate made it CLEAR from the start that she wasn't an animal fan, couldn't stand the work that they required, and she said numerous times that she would get rid of them if need be. We know family is disposable to Kate so why wouldn't Jon or anyone else realize that dogs would be as well.

Jon is the one who moved out of the state into a small apartment. If he wanted the dogs he should've moved into a house with a yard located in a close neighborhood. Obviously, it wasn't a priority to him...until he wanted to do interviews boohooing about how he misses his dogs and blames Kate for it. I personally think that the fault of the dogs being sent away falls on Jon. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kate was going to stop taking care of them and be done with them (she said it herself!!).

Robert said...

Jsut checked the PA nursing site at 11:05 on 10/26 and Kate has renewed her nursing license. She must be expecting to have to go back to work.

Pamela Jaye said...

took a Gosselin break to wander around, checked out hulu for some old TV. chose an ep of Lou Grant. lo and behold it appears to be about kids working on TV!

Michelle said...

I just really checked out Aunt Jodi's sister's blog (I wanted to see if there was info about the visit to the Konpound) I read the archives before the show started about all the free things that the family got and what they demanded. I knew about some of the things but not all. The kids have college funds from the State of PA. I would think more of this information would be out in the media. And I would think that the people who gave so much would be up in arms

Pamela Jaye said...

In Beth's book, I thought I read that they were staying with Kate's mom but "needed their own space" (something like that). Of course I read it Kate's control issues/unappreciatives of her family (just cause it's Kate).

Wonder if she was always like this and wonder if anyone has tried to interview former classmates etc.

They seem capable of digging up everyone that Jon knows...

Does Radar Online get kickbacks from TLC for slamming Jon? or is it that their audience is in love with Kate and won't abide the truth? (thus fewer pages views)

Thank you anyway said...

Brummygirl said...
I apologise to all who were offended by my post about not watching the show on Monday. I did not mean it to sound as if I was dictating, just offering a solution to many things discussed on here and this has been requested before. Of course you are all adults and will do as you please no matter what anyone says. I have tried to delete my post but could not.
Life is too short to stress over things like this, let bygones be bygones.
Regards
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Thank you for apologizing but you were never the problem for me. I have been reading your posts for a long time and don't remember ever reacting negatively to them. I went back to find the two posts that most bothered me--from a name I haven't seen before or since--and could not find them. I believe, now, that that person was just a very passionate young woman who didn't at all mean to come off sounding superior. I remember when I thought everyone needed to believe like me, too. With age, thank goodness, came moderation.

lalaland said...

wicked witch lives in wernersville,

when you saw the twins in Party City were they purchasing a Halloween costume? There's a new picture of I think Mady wearing a hot dog costume on So Sugary.

You saw them Sat. the pics were of Kevin and Jodi were posted Sun., but no indication of when they were taken.

thehazlettfamily said...

"From the little I know, they were close to Kate at one point as they looked after the twins when she was bedridden/hospitalized with the tups, but have never, sadly, met the tups."
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I'm not sure that this is true. Has it been confirmed that they never met the tups? I would think that if they cared for the twins while she was in the hospital giving birth to the tups, then they at least would have met them when she came home from the hospital.
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I read the book and it never mentions her parents having met the kids for a visit. Jon's mom took the twins when the first two girls came home. It took 1 1/2 years for Kate to take them to see Kate's grandmother, who Kate seemed to have a deep love for. She only took them at her sister's insistence that it be done soon. There is quite a bit of mention that Kate's mother came to visit her daily during her stay and they stayed with Kate's parents at first when she got out of the hospital. After a bit of time, the G's moved to the Ronald McDonald House and that seems to be when all references to her parents stop. When she was living with her parents her mom drove her to the hospital every day, even if it was only for a 45 minute stay (which is all Kate could handle at first, as her muscles at atrophied). There is no mention of the falling out, the references to her parents just vanished. The last mention of Jon's mom was when she took the girls.

PA Woman said...

GosselinName=$$$$ said...
However, in the case of Kate, it will always have to do with her fame, so she will certainly keep it as her money maker. Gosselin children= Money for Kate, so she will likely remain Kate Gosselin- Extrordinare mother of the Gosselin eight.

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I would not be surprised if Kate didn't try and make Jon change his last name!

WTF?? said...

I love how Jon has paid back the money but kHate apparently doesn't have to account for $33K of money that she's taken. Per the E! story:

Jon sought to turn the tables, telling Judge Arthur Tilson that the MIA Kate needed to account for $33,000 in missing moola.

Kate's attorney, however, said the amount was small enough that the arbitrator overseeing the couple's divorce did not require her to explain why she needed the funds and that Kate had been "fully compliant."

Also, if Jon hadn't shown up would he have been held in contempt? Why the double standard for kHate?

Narcissism is Evil said...

When will it ever end?!! MY Dish network program guide says there are two new episodes next Monday 11/2.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I cannot stand taking up for Kate but I do give her the benefit of the doubt in the dog situation. Kate made it CLEAR from the start that she wasn't an animal fan, couldn't stand the work that they required, and she said numerous times that she would get rid of them if need be.

I'm not cutting Kate any slack, she could have quashed the dog purchase if she really wanted to.

Vanessa said...

Funny Lucy! But in HER mind she's just as much of a ONE name celebrity as the others I mentioned. Delusional :)

Go Away Gosselins! said...

I said:

I cannot stand taking up for Kate but I do give her the benefit of the doubt in the dog situation. Kate made it CLEAR from the start that she wasn't an animal fan, couldn't stand the work that they required, and she said numerous times that she would get rid of them if need be.

Dunwoody Mom said:

I'm not cutting Kate any slack, she could have quashed the dog purchase if she really wanted to.

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You are right, she could've. However, we don't know the circumstances behind getting them. If Jon was telling her that he would take care of them and he would have the kids take care of them then she could've gotten the dogs with the preconceived idea that she wouldn't be required to have much to do with them.

It is obvious that Kate didn't HAVE to get the dogs. All I am saying is that she made it known from the start that she didn't love them and would get rid of them in an instant. Now Jon is going on interviews blaming Kate and whining because he misses the dogs. He needs to stop playing the pity card when it comes to them.

Wasted opportunities said...

Two comments:
As a participant in the feminine movement of the 70s and 80s I refused to take my husband's last name when I got married. I firmly, defiantly kept my own. Then I had a child. And have spent the past 17 years explaining how it is that my name is different from my son's but I am still married to his father. Insurance is a nightmare. If Kate is smart she will just keep the name she now has and save years of irritation.

My second item: I have never been jellus of Kate. Her boobs are not my desire. Her marriage leaves me cold. Her brood, her possessions, her personality--I have no want of any of that. But her acceptance at the Women's Conference this week is making me pea-green with envy. Those women she is hobnobbing with are my heroes. I have had idol worship of more than one of those very brave, intelligent, powerful women and Kate gets to be treated as an equal and gets to have a conversation with them. And she will blow it because she is Kate and she won't even have a clue.

Narcissism is Evil said...

Michelle said...

I just really checked out Aunt Jodi's sister's blog..........

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Interesting. Do you have a link?

Thanks!

kate's fate is not great said...

kate should not have told the kids they were getting dogs if she was not 100% onboard with the idea.
she is so incredibly stupid (selfish too).

i read on another board ,that the day she SOBBED (she doesnt cry) on tv about the missing money, she later spent $170 on lunch.
if i only had 1000, i dont think i would spend 170 on lunch. FOR ME.
this woman is completely insane.

Tami said...

Why would anyone give the benefit of the doubt to her about the dogs?? Did anyone see the episode? She ran after them like a child saying mine all mine. She would not even let the kids name them. She picked the ones she wanted. She also tried to tell the guy she does not know how HE talked her into it but he called her on her lie and said it was her idea to get 2 dogs! She takes responsibility for NOTHING. She does not get a pass for wanting dogs just cause they were freebies and then not wanting to do the work. Please..

Not yet said...

Please, please do not let the dogs come back. They did not look happy, they looked cowed. The children probably missed them dreadfully but I don't think bringing the dogs back is at all the same as bringing uncles, aunts and cousins back. The horrible hurt has probably been dealt with (and none of us would have wished that on a child or an animal) but things are still too much in turmoil to put those young dogs back in that mix. Let everyone's lives get on more stable ground, let the children mature. Then reintroduce a pet.

Tami said...

I'm rather pissed that suddenly Jon DOES repay 230K when he would not admit to have taken that amount before. Keep honest, Jon! Someone has to! However, it is utterly ridiculous that anyone would give Hate a pass at taking ANY amount of money! Fair is fair. If is to be touched by neither, she should not have touched it. She could produce receipts for any household thing and claim that money was used for that. But the money for bills is clearly coming out of some other account! How can anyone not see that?! There are other accounts. This one was not to be touched for hush money or money to get nannies to talk or boob jobs, or anything she probably used it for! So why is it ok that she touched it but not that he did? THey say oh she is home taking care of them. Bull. What about when it is his turn to care for them? Then the sheeple are suddenly blind and deaf to that fact.

Vanessa said...

You can bet TLC played a huge part in them getting the dogs...makes for good tv dontchaknow! Besides, when they were at the kennel, she was in her glory, ouing and awing over the pups in her stilettos and trench coat. SHE's the one who ran to kennel, SHE's the one who picked them out, SHE's the one who named them. Then gosh almighty, you get them home and whatta ya know, they pee on carpets, they need to be let outside, they need to be fed, they make messes. Besides they got those dogs when she was on her whirlwind touring sessions, it WAS Jon and the kids taking care of them. Between NINE OTHER people (those kids are old enough to pick up dog-do) those dogs could have been well taken car of. Pay a freakin dog sitter/walker. So Jon should have just stayed in their fake marriage for the dogs??!!
WTH??

PaMa said...

You are right, she could've. However, we don't know the circumstances behind getting them. If Jon was telling her that he would take care of them and he would have the kids take care of them then she could've gotten the dogs with the preconceived idea that she wouldn't be required to have much to do with them.
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Of course, that begs the question that, if she didn't think she would have to have much to do with them, then why did she insist on picking them out and naming them (much to the kids' dismay)? Can we say "Control Freak"?

Tami said...

Jon is the one who moved out of the state into a small apartment. If he wanted the dogs he should've moved into a house with a yard located in a close neighborhood. Obviously, it wasn't a priority to him...until he wanted to do interviews boohooing about how he misses his dogs and blames Kate for it. I personally think that the fault of the dogs being sent away falls on Jon. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kate was going to stop taking care of them and be done with them (she said it herself!!).
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They got the dogs with the agreement that the dogs would stay with the kids in the mansion. There was no condition that he would have to move to a home that is dog friendly and care for them. SHe did not uphold her end of the bargain. She is too lazy and selfish to care for pets. Remember on the couch how she was asking Jon if he is still picking up dog poop? It was clear then that they were living separate lives and that he had the bulk of the responsibility. However, she picked out those animals and it was her idea per the dog episode, to get not one but 2 dogs. It should not be expected that he care for them 100% of the time now and her zero! He has a life also. Why does he need to move into the old house and take the dogs back and forth when it's his turn with the kids while she goes on with her life as a single and also childless, apparently (!), mother?

Tami said...

don't you know kate is going crazy after finding out her brother and his wife are back in the picture..she will totally stroke out when jon takes them to see her parents. and on a holiday. and she won't get to see them-lol! her idea of seeing them on every holiday is a pipe dream.
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The best thing on earth would be if Jon invited the relatives, his and Kate's, to come to the house on a holiday. Hate would want to reluctantly share the day with him as she did the birthday but would be too uncomfortable to do so with family present! If the kids begged for the relatives to come it would be even better. Hate would go insane. She would probably stay at a hotel or lock herself in a room. I could see his mom, brother, Jodi, Kevin, her parents, etc, coming up the driveway. It would be priceless! : )

Maggie said...

JUST A REMINDER: We are getting so many comments with zero capital letters and many of them are good and we have put them through, but then everyone starts doing it.

If your comment is not posted, that is probably why.

silimom said...

I think, given that they knew their marriage was ending, they were both wrong in getting those animals. Kate because she knew she didn't want them but it made good story for the show and Jon because he put his wants over the well being of the animals. If he truly cared he would have moved into a building that allowed animals. Many places do - I've seen countless pics of celebs living in NY with their pets including big dogs.

Someone else made the comment that once he has legal custody, Jon can take the kids out of state without Kate's permission. Unless their agreement states that, then no, he can't and neither can she.

kate's fate is not that great said...

Oops! guess that is me, I don't like capitalizing when I am in a hurry. Guess I am being lazy as well.
Sorry!

HateLies said...

It pretty much proves once and for all that Stephanie Skankturo was lying. She jumped on the bandwagon with every story that came out and pretended to have the scoop on it. She said Jon told her he took 100,000 when that was the amount that was being talked about. So now that it was 230,000 instead, wth happened to the other 130k and why would he not have told her about that as well? She lies!

Lucy said...

Just watched the video interview on ET Online of Jon and his lawyer after court today. Jon's lawyer sure has Khate figured out and nailed her for her crying on national t.v., spending money she supposedly doesn't have, and not showing up for court. Jon is perplexed as to why the court treats him differently than the court treats Khate. Gotta wonder don't ya?

SoozBC said...

Great article about child exploitation in this weekends National Post (one of Canada's national newspapers).

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=2139412

The word is getting out there!

SoozBC said...

sorry if my link is too long.

Here is a tiny url for the National Post article on Child Exploitation and Reality TV

http://tinyurl.com/yl6hqja

karmatrain said...

Looks like Jon is the victim of gender bias.
I wish he had a female atty; I think they are much meaner than the men.
(If I had to do it all over again, I would have hired a female atty for my divorce).

Whoever is at the very top of this kate mess, is the one creating all the spin for kate.
They can spin her all they want.

Most people will not watch her new show, whatever it may be. They will not buy her books. Kate is old news. She has no talent, she is a nobody who just so happened to fit Greg Brady's Johnny Bravo suit.

silimom said...

Is Kate playing fair? Of course not. But Jon doesn't have a leg to stand on with the court if he doesn't play by the rules.

He has returned the money. Good. I won't ask where he got it and what he's going to be doing for money now that TLC is no longer filming them. He's made some from appearances, but that won't last for very long.

The point is that now he CAN go to the court and ask for them to hold Kate accountable for her spending and have the judge take him somewhat seriously. I've never gone through a divorce, but I have to believe that Kate's attorney would have advised her to keep receipts for anything she spends until the divorce is settled. If she hasn't then she should have to return the money that she cannot account for as well.

These two really really need to grow up. Money, or rather the love of money, truly is the root of all evil.

1momski said...

Although it is possible to have an apartment and a dog,large,energetic breads like German Shepherds are not suited for small spaces. They need room to run, not just daily walks.
These dogs were children's pets and should have remained with the children. I will never accept that this wasn't vindictiveness on Kate's part. After all, she has enough staff to take care of her kids so it must have been possible for her to have staff to take care of the dogs too. I am not suggesting that Kate, herself shoulder this responsibility That would be just crazy, like one of those "insane GWOP" posters as Vanity Fair might say. LOL.

PJ said...

Tami said...
I'm rather pissed that suddenly Jon DOES repay 230K when he would not admit to have taken that amount before. Keep honest, Jon! Someone has to! However, it is utterly ridiculous that anyone would give Hate a pass at taking ANY amount of money! Fair is fair. If is to be touched by neither, she should not have touched it. She could produce receipts for any household thing and claim that money was used for that. But the money for bills is clearly coming out of some other account! How can anyone not see that?! There are other accounts. This one was not to be touched for hush money or money to get nannies to talk or boob jobs, or anything she probably used it for! So why is it ok that she touched it but not that he did? THey say oh she is home taking care of them. Bull. What about when it is his turn to care for them? Then the sheeple are suddenly blind and deaf to that fact.


As for as the money goes, I believe what the courts say - not what Jon says; not what Kate says, not what lawyers for either side say. All the assumptions above are based on statements of interested/biased parties.

The court ruled that Jon had to repay $180,000 - therefore, I believe he took it out of the account against the binding arbitration rule. He did not get found in contempt of court today so I believe he returned it to the account. (I won't believe he took the additional $52,000 until I hear a court ruling on it.)

I believe Kate took $55,000 out of the account with the claim that it was for family expenses. I also believe Kate accounted for that $55,000 to the satisfaction of the arbitrator because she was not found in contempt of court today.

Other accounts were not relevant for today's proceedings. I expect they will be part of the November arbitration sessions. Also, clearly Kate was not required to be in court today or an admonishment by the judge would have been issued.

Both sides are spinning the financial dealings so they appear to be the vicitms. I don't beleive either side.

Legally speaking said...

silimom said...


The point is that now he CAN go to the court and ask for them to hold Kate accountable for her spending and have the judge take him somewhat seriously. I've never gone through a divorce, but I have to believe that Kate's attorney would have advised her to keep receipts for anything she spends until the divorce is settled. If she hasn't then she should have to return the money that she cannot account for as well.



10/26/2009 12:47 PM

It's been reported that Kate did indeed account for the money to the court's satisfaction. I think Kate has complied all along with the mandates of the court. She is not a loose cannon like Jon is. I think she has had good legal advice and followed it. Thus she is not in trouble legally.

Also I don't think Jon can ask Kate to account for anything, she was ordered to account to the court...he should, however, be able to ask the arbitraitor how monies were spent for the household but that is all.

Legally speaking said...

Lucy said...

Jon is perplexed as to why the court treats him differently than the court treats Khate. Gotta wonder don't ya?

10/26/2009 12:09 PM

No...I don't. While I am not on team Kate I also am not on team Jon...and I can clearly see that Kate complies legally with the court orders and Jon does not.

Jon has done pretty much what he has wanted to since they separated. Just as when they were together it is Kate that pays all the bills etc. Jon has no clue about finances and just seems to think he can take what moeny he wants and use it for whatever he wants.

I'm glad there is an arbitrator in all this mess.

jibberjabbers said...

It's been reported that Kate did indeed account for the money to the court's satisfaction. I think Kate has complied all along with the mandates of the court. She is not a loose cannon like Jon is. I think she has had good legal advice and followed it. Thus she is not in trouble legally.
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I believe Kate and her Lawyers are cooking the books. Jon and his lawyers should take a look at her receipts.

I bet they're made up receipt from fraudulent charges. For the past 2 months.

example
10k for organic chef
5k for the nannies
2k for the sitters
1k for lawn care
1.5k for utilities

etc etc..

All this was already paid for by TLC.

Dunwoody Mom said...

It's been reported that Kate did indeed account for the money to the court's satisfaction. I think Kate has complied all along with the mandates of the court. She is not a loose cannon like Jon is.

Actually Kate did NOT account for the money. Her lawyer indicated to the judge that the arbitor told Kate shs did not have to provide documents from her cash withdrawals. The question is why Kate's lawyers did not see fit to tell this to the Judge 2 weeks ago - just more game-playing by Kate and her "people". The judge cannot rule against something the arbitor setup, so the arbitor will address this at their next session in November.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

Not yet said...
Please, please do not let the dogs come back. They did not look happy, they looked cowed. The children probably missed them dreadfully but I don't think bringing the dogs back is at all the same as bringing uncles, aunts and cousins back.
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If Jon would just move back into the E'town house and dump the NYC condo, it'd solve the whole problem. The kids would be right down the street from Aunt Jodie and Uncle Kevin, and there would be plenty of room for the dogs.

IMO the first thing they should have done when they got the dogs was to hire a professional trainer to train both the dogs AND the kids on proper etiquette in each other's presence. And I also agree that the kids should clean up the yard -- it's about time they had some responsibility.

As for the dogs looking cowed, I sincerely doubt that Kate was any kinder to them than she was to her children. I wonder what she did about the germs on her spoon? Did she have a special "dirty" one for the dogs, or did it go back to the kitchen for cooking after she beat them?

PA Momma said...

WTF?? said...
I love how Jon has paid back the money but kHate apparently doesn't have to account for $33K of money that she's taken. Per the E! story:
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My husband brings home a little over $33,000 a year: same amount Kate SPENT in a few months on Household Expenses?? W*T*F ???

Is Steve a household expense? :op

readerlady said...

@ Tami

Although the initial article indicated Jon had paid back $230,000 (which is what Khate claimed he "stole"), the Associated Press issued a retraction and indicated that the amount was $180,000, which is what Jon had initially indicated he'd withdrawn over the course of several months.

Pamela Jaye said...

i read on another board ,that the day she SOBBED (she doesnt cry) on tv about the missing money, she later spent $170 on lunch.
if i only had 1000, i dont think i would spend 170 on lunch. FOR ME.


I wish that a bunch of unemployed people would just go beat her up.
Do you know how far I could stretch $170 in groceries??

Pamela Jaye said...

went to the doctor today. in the waiting room (I was late, so it was the inner waiting room, which very rarely has anything to read at all) there was a People from 9/2 with Kate on the cover.
Doctor was so efficient, I didn't even have time to read all the lies.

livnluv said...

Pamela Jaye said...
i read on another board ,that the day she SOBBED (she doesnt cry) on tv about the missing money, she later spent $170 on lunch.
if i only had 1000, i dont think i would spend 170 on lunch. FOR ME.

I wish that a bunch of unemployed people would just go beat her up.
Do you know how far I could stretch $170 in groceries??
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BWAHAHAHAHAH! Pamela, I burst out laughing with your comment. Too Funny! I can just see a bunch people jumping out of the unemployment line as Kate walks by in her mini mini and cleavage hanging out.

You know, her spending all that money on lunch after her a.m. performance is her way of thumbing her nose and giving us the finger all at the same time.

Sasha222 said...

I don't know why everyone gets so worked up about the Kate lovers...or sheeple as they are called I guess. Honestly, whenever I see someone defending Kate, or exclaiming how much they love her on those horrible youtube videos where she acts like a monster, I simply feel pity for how blinded those people are. They couldn't possibly have even a teeny tiny bit of intelligence or else they would see what everyone else sees.
My honest to god opinion as to why these people love such a poor excuse for a human being like Kate is very simple. They are most likely just as horrible of parents as she is and it makes them feel better to see someone else be glorified for their behavior. Simple as that! Deep down inside they know they are rotten parents too, so to see a woman act that way and then earn a lot of money from it, gives them hope that they aren't actually doing anything wrong them selves. Kind of like "birds of a feather flock together". I'm not saying I'm a perfect parent what so ever. Or that any of us are even close to being perfect parents. But I personally know that I am not a cruel mother who would use my children, as well as anyone else I could squeeze free stuff or money out of, in order to gain fame. I'm not a glutinous con artist who prides themselves on making people feel sorry for me enough to hand over their money.
So next time you find yourself getting so aggravated at the sheeple, and wanting to reach through your computer screen to strangle one of them, just remember that they are simply content in having a crappy parent mascot. And they will do whatever they can to hold on to her. Because god forbid they just try to become better parents...they'd rather just have Kate stick around to show the whole world it's OK to behave that way.

Charles said...

Can this entire family take their ill gotten gains and go away?Do us a favor.For halloween have them dress up and behave like a normal family.We`re sick of all this drama.For this show to continue to go on somebody`s sleeping with somebody.

Kate is Lazy said...

I sometimes listen to Dr. Laura's radio program. Today (26 Oct) she called out TLC programs as child abuse. She mentioned Toddlers and Tiaras and Jon and Kate. She said that it was child abuse what they are doing to their kids.

SoozBC said...

Julie's blog has a new entry:
"Watch the Early Show tomorrow on CBS"

That's all it says. So who is going to be on? Jodi & Kevin? Paul Peterson?

Katie said...

Kate has renewed her nursing license.

Nana Sew Dear said...

Taking advantage of the commercial break...
So Kate is unhappy that the photographers make a living EXPLOITING her...anyone else see irony here???

jibberjabbers said...

Katie said...

Kate has renewed her nursing license.

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Publicity stunt. Kate will never get back into nursing. I just don't see it.

She is set on continuing Kate +8 or whatever TLC is working on with her.

Can Jon get back to work after the media bashing and defamation from Kate and Stephanie?
- Stealing 230k
- Hacking emails, bank accounts, cell phones

Good luck.

MickeyMcKean said...

Katie said...
Kate has renewed her nursing license.
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I believe that Kate reads this blog, noticed that a GWoPer had checked to see that Kate had not renewed her license and then got around to renewing it just to see how long it would be before it was noted here.

I also agree that it was advantageous for her to do so; not that she has any intention of returning to nursing but more for publicity purposes.

JMO.

Pony said...

jibberjabbers said..."Can Jon get back to work after the media bashing and defamation from Kate and Stephanie?
- Stealing 230k
- Hacking emails, bank accounts, cell phones"

Eventually, yes. Especially if some kind person is willing to overlook the negative publicity, sit down with him, interview him, etc. and then offer him a job where he doesn't have to deal with the public for the next couple of years.

More than the events of the past year, I think Jon's biggest stumbling block to finding gainful employment is his lack of marketable job skills. He falls into the crack that so many people today are in: there are jobs, but he doesn't have the requisite education or skills. I don't know what is required to keep up one's Microsoft certification, but I assume there is some sort of continuing education requirement. I doubt he's done that this year. Microsoft has just come out with Windows 7. Jon won't have any knowledge of that platform at all. If Jon were to ask my advice, I'd tell him to take the next couple of years and go back to school and get some marketable skills. By the time he graduated, no one would even remember his name.

Calgary7 said...

jibberjabbers said...
Katie said...

Can Jon get back to work after the media bashing and defamation from Kate and Stephanie?
- Stealing 230k
- Hacking emails, bank accounts, cell phones


Stealing $230 -- cite it as bad legal advice, has since straightened it out

Hacking emails -- this allegation is surprising. He doesn't have the background to be able to do it. But it easy thing for his ex to cry to the press.

Jobs he could do:
Help Desk Analyst -- at least tier 1 support. He has the people skills and laid back manner that most help desks look for.

Education/certification are roadblocks to handling problems that are escalating to tier 2 or tier 3.

For more technical careers where he would stay in IT he need to pursue more education.

Actually, that is the perfect solution for him. Go to school part time and let Kate provide spousal support.

Calgary7 said...

Not a lot of folks realize that the VIEW is owned by the same parent company that owns Jon & Kate Plus 8.

NOT TRUE.

Yes, it says it in the article but it isn't true.

The View is a production of Disney/ABC.

JK+8 is a production of a subsidiary of TLC wholly owned by Hasbro/Discovery Communications.

What is true

a number of top executives recently hired by Hasbro/Discovery Comm were previously at ABC/Disney.

Easy mistake to make in these days of corporate mergers and acquisitions

jibberjabbers said...

photo of the day.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6613/70678637.jpg

jibberjabbers said...

Jon has been out of the work force for 2+ years. It will be hard from him to get back into IT because of the competition (younger college students whom are willing to work for lower pay)...

Same with Kate, there are thousands of nursing students and Kate hasn't been a nurse for 5 years. Who would hire her? Especially with that ***** attitude?

ErinKate said...

Anybody who believes Kate Gosselin would ever ever ever go back to work in the nursing field, email me. I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
There is no turning back for Kate. She wants to be in movies now and hang with Julia and Matt and Patrick. Go back to emptying bed pans in Pennsylvania? You must be crazy.

Sidney said...

Didn't Kate herself say that she would renew her nursing license if she got enough "CU's."

Didn't she mean CEUs?

Tami said...

@ Tami

Although the initial article indicated Jon had paid back $230,000 (which is what Khate claimed he "stole"), the Associated Press issued a retraction and indicated that the amount was $180,000, which is what Jon had initially indicated he'd withdrawn over the course of several months.

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Oh wow. I'll bet they purposely put that 230k number out there knowing it was false and then planned to say oops in the hopes not many people (I sure didn't!) would see the retraction. What bad journalism. They should be explaining why Hate lied and nearly doubled the figure. He definitely did admit to taking the lower number over a period of months.

jibberjabbers said...

Kate Gosselin in an old clip while talking about one of the kids said: "the more "Asian" they CAN look, the BETTER".....

What?

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

What is she trying to say? What is her "motive" in having an Asian looking baby?

Momof2 said...

ErinKate said...

Anybody who believes Kate Gosselin would ever ever ever go back to work in the nursing field, email me. I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
There is no turning back for Kate. She wants to be in movies now and hang with Julia and Matt and Patrick. Go back to emptying bed pans in Pennsylvania? You must be crazy.
.......................
.yeah..I can see it now, Kate walks into a patient's room to give an enema..followed by her bodyguard.

Chewy said...

What is she trying to say? What is her "motive" in having an Asian looking baby?
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Maybe (for ONCE) Kate is simply making a compliment. Jon is handsome, the kids look like him, they are all freaking gorgeous, and she is just gushing a little, but in her typically tactless way.

I don't know, not going to click on the link and give TLC the satisfaction, but it sounds innocent enough.

Although, with Kate, I know anything is possible in the evil sense.

Chewy said...

Regarding radaronline: How many times do we need to see the kids getting on & of the bus??!!!!!?

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As many times as it takes for the Sheeple to notice that Kate does not bother take her children to the bus stop early in the morning.
And as many times as it takes to show how utterly delighted the children are to see Jon when they disembark in the afternoon.
RadarOnline is doing us a favor there.
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Really? Because it seems to me the show is gone but the saga lives on where the kids have to perform and perform. No video now, but better make those photo ops count for the paparrazzi, as people are watching and judging! The twins are old enough to know what is going on, and now have to deal with being judged by strangers in pics. If Cara is tired, had a bad day at school, and doesn't hug her dad when she gets off the schoolbus, she now gets to face the wrath of strangers deciding whether or not she loves her father enough. That is SO much pressure. The curiosity is human, the love for the kids is admirable and wonderful, but I cannot imagine what it would be like to have strangers sort my life based on candid shots taken out of context. No more photos!

PJ said...

jibberjabbers said...
Same with Kate, there are thousands of nursing students and Kate hasn't been a nurse for 5 years. Who would hire her? Especially with that ***** attitude?


I agree about the attitude. But there is a huge nursing shortage throughout the country. If someone is willing to work as a nurse, it is not hard to get a job. I know several women who have been out of nursing for 5+ years to take care of their babies who had not problem going back to work when they wanted to.

Reading news said...

After watching Maria Shriver on this morning with Diane Sawyer I am starting to think maybe I am wrong about Kate Gosselin. Maybe all the venom I feel at the mention of her name is misplaced. Either that or this country is going right down the tubes - Maria just spoke of successful women in our society - in the same sentence she mentioned Madeline Albright, Katie Couric, Paula Deane and Kate Gosselin. The feeling that came over me can best be described as being very close to "morning sickness".

Lucy said...

ErinKate said...
Anybody who believes Kate Gosselin would ever ever ever go back to work in the nursing field, email me. I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

I agree Kate will never go back to nursing which is a (multiple) blessing. Frankly if I was in hospital and discovered she was my nurse I would pull out all my life support devices before she could get near me. Better a quick death than a slow one of boredom having to listen to her constantly talking about how great she is. Holy smackers! She'd probably give me an ear infection to boot!

KidsRnotChattel said...

Can't someone Please help poor Jon Gosslin? Kate keeps saying she is a Single Mom. She's not. Jon has joint custody, physical and legal. she keeps talking about her and the kids like jon doesn't exist. He needs a PR person bad and fast or kate wins!

GoPoshGo said...

Charles said...
For this show to continue to go on somebody`s sleeping with somebody.

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"Katie and Eileen sittin' in a tree..."

Narcissism is Evil said...

From Radar Online:

Kate Gosselin and the Today Show's Natalie Morales will sit down for a one-on-one interview next Monday in a program that TLC promises will tell "the real story behind the mother-of-eight."


TLC also announced their November lineup for Jon & Kate Plus 8, which includes a best-of show Nov. 9; an episode titled "Gymnastics and Baseball" (along with an outtakes show) Nov. 16; and "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life," which airs Nov. 23.

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Sheesh, TLC, just give it up already! Let this show die!!!!!

northeastern said...

erinkate,

Nurses do a lot more than emptying bed pans.

Jacsamic said...

Nice photo of Katie Irene on dlisted.com this morning....

Kevin, Jodi and Gloria Allred said...

Gloria Allred (sp?) appear with Kevin and Jodi. Discussion of federal laws to protect children on television. YEA!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/27/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main5424331.shtml?tag=stack

Sidney said...

Very exciting news this morning. CBS morning show has Kevin and Jodi appearing with Gloria Allred on federal protection for ALL kids on reality TV.

Way to go, people!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/27/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main5424331.shtml?tag=stack

Lucy said...

I watched the video on ROL of Khate's booksigning (my bad I know) and saw Steve the cough, cough, bulls**t bodyguard there. The other interesting thing...it looked like her booksigning was NOT all that successful. She was leaving way before the other authors sitting at their desks signing books. How's the "author's" ego non-author Khate?

Narcissism is Evil said...

I saw this on Radar Online, where they have the clip of Khate leaving the book signing at the women's conference:

The book signing was not only for the mother of eight’s benefit. It was part of the program for the California Women’s Conference held by First Lady of California Maria Shriver.

Shriver had invited Gosselin at the suggestion of her teenage daughters who were fans of the TLC hit Jon & Kate Plus 8. The invitation was sent out before news of their separation went public.


VIDEO: Kate Signs Books For Fans In Long Beach

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Interesting! I wonder if they wish they could have retracted her invitation?

Merrilee said...

The little bit of video there was of Kate at the Women's Conference looks like she might not have had the same adoration she is accustomed to.

Did anyone here go?

When she is with quality, well-known, or admired people, her public seems to disappear.

Apparently the very young Kate worshippers did not make it there.

I promise I am not stupid said...

Ok.....I am going to risk showing everyone how stupid I am...but when I try to look at videos on RO, it pops up a blank screen. This is the only website it does that to. any ideas?
(and to be really meek and humble, when someone did something really stupid, my kids would call it a 'brain fart').

Janine said...

Re-watched the video... The lady who was next to K8 'not' signing her books, stood back as queenie grabbed her 'coffee' and moved forward... The nice pregnant lady bent over and picked up K8's oversized bag full of bills and handed it to Steve. This is absurd (but what else is new). Maybe that could be the premiss of her new career... Just how dilusional will K8 become? "I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille"

Janine said...

As far as Maria Shriver and the State of California wishing they retracted the invitation...
The womens conference is HUGE...
K8 is a tiny blip that is almost unnoticed... As a matter of fact there is only one person who knows K8 is there...
When you have Patrick Swayzes widow, among hundreds of icons, I think the only people who care are K8 and the guy carrying her bag.

Dianew said...

Narcissism is Evil said...
From Radar Online:

Kate Gosselin and the Today Show's Natalie Morales will sit down for a one-on-one interview next Monday in a program that TLC promises will tell "the real story behind the mother-of-eight."
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There is nothing REAL about TLC or Kate Gosselin, NOTHING!

Tina said...

I am so upset, one of my favorite entertainers, Ellen Degeneres, is going to have Kate on her show tomorrow. I thought that this would never happen, because Ellen would never want her on her show. I am very disappointed and won't be watching.

Pamela Jaye said...

hey Not Stupid, :-)
I don't have an answer (wild guess? Install shockwave or flash into your browser - I still can't see vid from abc or CNN) but just wanted to let you know, brain fart is common, as is CRS (can't remember s...tuff)
:-)

Skeptical Viewer said...

I like Maria Shriver, so it pains me to report that her association with Kate, however remote, seems to have given her a case of Gosselin Disease -- you know, the ailment that makes you think you're better than everyone else.

After having been caught three times breaking California's "no talking on a cell phone while driving" law, Shriver was recently caught parking in a red zone for almost an hour.

(I wonder if she'll seek Kate out at the women's conference to ask for tips on how to hide bad driving from "the P people.")

GoPoshGo said...

Sasha222 said...
I don't know why everyone gets so worked up about the Kate lovers...or sheeple as they are called I guess.

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I can only speak for myself: stupid, ignorant, one-dimensional people piss me off.

Skeptical Viewer said...

I accidentally posted something on another thread that I meant to post here:

I just watched a news report on the women's conference. It included an interview with Maria Shriver, footage of her husband at the event, a brief interview with an attendee, and some random shots of conference areas and the crowd, but there was no mention of Kate at all.

Pattypanda said...

Just emailed the following to Ellen - Ellen, Pleeeeeeeeeeease don't kiss Kate Gosselin's butt. Watch a few of her episodes on youtube to get a feel of the real nasty person. She is such a liar. Check out Dr. Lillian Glass - the Body Reading expert. Nothing that comes out of Kate's mouth is the truth. Every other word out of her mouth is UM. She contradicts herself day after day as she comments about past items. She can no longer keep her stories straight. Ask her how long she and Steve her "body guard" have been an item. Please, please go off stript and away from the pre approved questions.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I am so upset, one of my favorite entertainers, Ellen Degeneres, is going to have Kate on her show tomorrow. I thought that this would never happen, because Ellen would never want her on her show. I am very disappointed and won't be watching."

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How can Kate do this -- all of these appearances? She is so exhausted from taking care of eight children, and so very much alone!

youaskedforit said...

Nana Sew Dear said...
Taking advantage of the commercial break...
So Kate is unhappy that the photographers make a living EXPLOITING her...anyone else see irony here???

10/26/2009 6:23 PM
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yup. hehe. Love. It.

Pamela Jaye said...

ErinKate, dear, we can't email you - we don't have your address.

However, I believe it would be a waste of money for an RN to be emptyimg bedpans. I read somewhere today that RNs in PA average $69,000 a year. I'm no longer clear on precisely what RNs do (vs LPN, CNA).
A friend of mine is a L&D RN and she has an MS. Whatever she's doing, specifically, I'd bet someone else is dealing with the bedpans. (in Kate's case that could be good - you really don't want the contents of your bedpan photographed while a cameraman shoots Kate taking the photo, right?

Pamela Jaye said...

I never saw that show The Simple Life but maybe Kate could do that. You know, pretend to do normal people jobs or cook her own meals for a change.
I'm not any more likely to watch it than the slop I sat thru last night. Then again, the Schadenfreude may be stronger than me.

I heard the ratings were up last night. If that was a test balloon (pun SO unintended) that's not good. (then again, in the kids aren't in it, what do I care if Kate is on TV? I have a remote control).

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