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Donna Day said...

http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

FINALLY! A professional who calls it like she sees it and speaks the truth!

No wonder I haven't seen her on "showbiz tonight" w. stupid AJ Hammer. That program is so biased and obviousy pro kate

TLC's claws come out said...

TLC is way too creepy for me. TLC wants to control the 8 children and don't let Jon get the kids off TV. TLC is not the father of the 8 children. It's so creepy, it makes me cringe.

Even those crazy drunk ass stage mothers can sign their kids away and put their kids on TV. The stage moms get 10% of their kids' income and no on can stop them. Why can't Jon do the reverse thing, get the kids OFF TV? It's actually good for the kids. TLC wants to challenge him? Wow! The claws come out. The so called family loving channel is not so loving after all.

The media discredits Jon as if he is not good enough to make that decisions. So all these child stars' stage mom or dad are qualified to call the shot? PLEASE! Am I in twilight zone?

After making TLC very rich, TLC has no problem attacking Jon without reservation. TLC can't just walk away and say "Ok! It's a good run. Wish you the best". TLC has to GET him. Learning Channel my ass! Family brand my ass. TLC is exploiting those desperate middle class families dreaming big break.

zin said...

Jon's lawyer still treats Kate's camp with kindness. Heller doesn't attack Kate like she is a piece of trash because he treats this as a family issue. You don't want to attack the family member, drag them through the mud, and destroy them. That's family value here. That's really about putting kids first. You don't destroy the poor kids' parents.

On the other hand, Kate's lawyer has no problem attacking Jon. He degrades Jon as if Jon killed someone. The guy doesn't give a shit about human issues and family. He wants to get his client Kate the most money, so he can get a bigger cut.

Divorcing couples are emotional. They say hateful things to each other. The hired helps, lawyers, should be cool and calm and not act like bullies to fuel the fire. The more the parents hate each other, the more the kids suffer. Doesn't Kate's lawyer get it?

Jonas said...

I wonder if TLC asked Maddy and Cara to corporate during filming by dangling Taylor Swift and Jonas Bros' concerts in front of the poor girls?

TLC is a dirty business said...

Some TV personalities back Kate up is just like some Hollywood people back Polanski. It's all about business.

TLC thinks they could market Kate because they assume that only moms watch that show and moms can identify with Kate. They think women will support Kate. Nope! Mothers can't identify with her at all. How do you identify with someone who has a full-time nanny, babysitter, bodyguard, TLC production assistants, and the list goes on. How do you identify with an icy cold mom?

Also TLC knows how to cheat her and control her. Just throw her a limo and silver hair bodyguard, she will think she is queen of England getting a sweet deal.

AMD said...

The question that's never answered....why does Kate have a bodyguard? It should be the children if anyone.
I think it's symptomatic of the sense of entitlement to which she's become accustomed...at all costs.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I don't get it. The show is tanking in the ratings BIG TIME with just Kate and a little Jon thrown in. Why in the world is TLC going all out to try and destroy Jon? Because he blew the lid off the farce that was the show? Because they think Jon is now going after TLC?

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the side with integrity and family values (is there really one in this case?) to ask the judge to issue a gag order! Come on people. There are children involved and not even the ugliest Hollywood divorces have been played out in the media like this has been and will be if J&K continue to do interviews!

I'm soooo sick of TLC and J & K.

Boobyguard said...

AMD said...
The question that's never answered....why does Kate have a bodyguard?
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I think Kate has a bodyguard to keep her from having tantrums in public. Hey, TLC could get sued if she pulled that big old spoon out of her purse and started whacking her fans! She is probably a little high on her "starbucks" most of the time and I doubt that they trust her.

Jon said on LKL that he was given a bodyguard to force him to behave, so this is clearly a tried and true method of policing TLC's celebs.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

When do you guys think the show will be officially canceled once and for all? I predict The Lying Channel will make an official announcement sometime in Nov.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

It's never too late to let David Zaslav (CEO of Discovery Communications) know exactly what you think about TLC and this horrible exploitive show: David_Zaslav@discovery.com.

Karma's everywhere said...

AMD....

Jon stated that he had a bodyguard paid for by TLC to keep an eye on him after he acted out.

MISS KATE'S babysitter is MR.GREY...he covers up all her crap and makes sure she behaves appropriately for TLC. I bet he has seen her in full form...poor guy.

TLC is the puppetmaster in all of this and Jon's not playing anymore!!!

Lauren said...

Anonymous AMD said...

The question that's never answered....why does Kate have a bodyguard? It should be the children if anyone.
I think it's symptomatic of the sense of entitlement to which she's become accustomed...at all costs.

Jon said TLC gave him a bodyguard to make sure he behaved--I wonder if that is why Steve is with Kate, to make sure she did not throw a tantrum somewhere. On Regis and Kelly, Kate told that she she opened a tabloid and caused a scene in the grocery store and the bodyguard tried to stop her. Maybe it is not for her "protection," but for her bad behavior.

Hit and Run? said...

Could someone please link me to information about Kate's hit and run?

turtlegirl said...

Has anyone figured out what Aunt Jodie's sister wrote on her blog, "Timing is Everything" means?
It's very curious...

She's come undone said...

All I can figure is Kate has a bodyguard to carry her purse.

Chernabog said...

I'm still trying to figure out how the media came down on Kate's side in all of this. I mean, Jon's behavior is boorish to say the least, but this is clearly a case of a guy who had way too much on his plate too early in his life and is now trying to make up for lost time. Does that make it right? Well, not really, but it seems to me that the MSM is simply choosing to ignore the real crime here, and that is Kate's mere existence. Those kids are what's important. My god, somebody in a position of power in all this, please realize the kids are being scarred for life as we speak. In 15 years, the battery of books by the kids and the choruses of "I told you so" are going to be deafening. TLC really stands for Television's Lost Conscience.

Jon+Kate=Hate said...

I haven't watched the show since before they announced their divorce, but I've seen clips of that particular episode.
The clip that bugs me the most is when they're at the end of their fancy dinner to tell the kids they're splitting up, kate blows each one a kiss and makes some gesture with her hands like she's hugging them. Was it really that hard for her to get off her @$$ and actually hug her kids?!? To me that shows her true colors.
I don't go a day without telling my daughter I love her and hug her.. what's wrong with that woman?!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Doesn't Kate's lawyer get it?"

Obviously not. If my attorney represented me like that on national television, I'd find a new one. There's a wealth of good ones out there.

zoey said...

maybe paul peterson will now be more verbal about this. jon got everyones attention and now an affected child star could add his 2 cents

PA Woman said...

zin said...
Divorcing couples are emotional. They say hateful things to each other. The hired helps, lawyers, should be cool and calm and not act like bullies to fuel the fire. The more the parents hate each other, the more the kids suffer. Doesn't Kate's lawyer get it?
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Jons lawyer also is having a good affect on Jon.

Overall I agree with your analysis. I've seen a lot of people out ther bashing Jon's lawyer, and saying Kate's is more professional. I don't buy it at all. Kates lawyer is a smooth talker. Jon's is real and doesn't put on airs. He my come across a little gruff to some people that aren't used to a NJ accent.

Claire said...

If your “mothering” techniques result in you needing a ‘round the clock bodyguard for protection, you’re a bad mother. I should think that might be a good argument for losing custody of her children. If she so fears going out in public that she needs protection, she shouldn’t have the children with her for the sake of their safety.

I tend to agree with those here who think her bodyguard is more of a keeper – to keep her in line. People should start referring to him as such.
Kate actually should be embarrassed that she needs a babysitter but nothing would embarrass her

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texas two step said...

Been out of the loop, tending to family emergency. Now am catching up and just watched Jon on Larry King.....Amazing.... agree with TLC's CLAWS COME OUT.... Finally Jon had his epiphany and he's the bad guy? I don't give a rat's whodunnit what when why and how he came to his senses, he did and that is all that matters. And why should Kate try to prevent the production from closing down. After all her BFF TLC said she will have her own project..... Come on greedy possum and TLC- Drop the show, let the kids get off the boob tube and be kids.
Oh, and after seeing how TLC REALLY IS, khatie irene and TLC truly belong together- a real match. Frankly, I hope that Jon gets full custody of the kids when the divorce is done and over. Then kHate can have all the fun she wants with her Minder Mr Grey and those baboons at TLC and be as "popular" as she wants to be.

Button Button said...

We why Jon had a TLC body guard. It was to make sure he was "kept in line." Jon called it being under house arrest. That is why he once called his circumstances "being in prison."

Is it legal to put someone under those circumstances? Is it?

People ask why Kate has a body guard? Well, I think it is to protect her from her most loving, overly-crazy idol worshippers.

Also, it is very possible that she receives threats now and then. Not everyone is sane in this world. Too much adulation is as dangerous as hostility.

Sissy said...

Jon stated that he had a bodyguard paid for by TLC to keep an eye on him after he acted out.

MISS KATE'S babysitter is MR.GREY...he covers up all her crap and makes sure she behaves appropriately for TLC. I bet he has seen her in full form...poor guy.

TLC is the puppetmaster in all of this and Jon's not playing anymore!!!

10/03/2009 6:51 AM

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Is it LEGAL to force someone to "be kept in line?" That sounds pretty controversial!

He's a blowhard said...

Kate's lawyer doesn't have much to back his client with so all he's left with is to behave like a rabid Rottweiler and attack Jon. What else could he say?

"Filming is super duper beneficial to the kids"
"As the money manager, Kate has planned so poorly for the future that she has little money in reserve"
"The kids all have 'substancial' college funds in the amount of $10k each that Kate opened for them recently and only in response to public criticism. They each hope to buy a used car with their money"
"The kids loooooove being filmed and having their classmates see them sleep, fight, cry, eat, dress up funny"
"Kate better keep doing the show so she can pay my lawyer fees"

Ohio Buckeye said...

While I enjoy GwoP, reading others' often witty comments, I no longer care about Jon or K8.

Here's all I know for sure:

K8 is an abusive woman. IMO, she displays major psych issues.

Both J&K have turned their lives into a cheap, tawdry BizarroLand.

All kids deserve better than what the Gosselin 8 have to deal with.

It is not above J&K and TLC to have created this entire melodrama - as this situation has continued to unfold, it has the scent of being the work of some PR evil genius.

How sad, how tacky, when you've taken your life and steered it in a direction where your life is SO incredibly unbelievable, that the difference between PR headgames and YOUR LIFE are undiscernible.

justoneD said...

Please, please please, spell my name right!! I'm just a little 8 year old kid but I still want my name spelled right. MADY, not MADDY!!

The Muppet Lawyer said...

I hope Kate KEEPS her lawyer. What a BOZO. He will prove Jon's case with his big mouth. AND why is her lawyer attacking Jon personally instead of keeping it about the law and the kids. A real jerk.
She deserves that kind of Shrek looking muppet, whose anger and zealous mouth will be their downfall. Blaming and attacking Jon is NOT the way to go. JON is the FATHER, NOT the her lawyer.

Neild the wimp said...

AGAIN, a $1,600 a day bodyguard carrying Kate purse. Hahahahaha
What a wimp.

Can't See Sheep said...

LC's claws come out said...
The media discredits Jon as if he is not good enough to make that decisions. So all these child stars' stage mom or dad are qualified to call the shot? PLEASE! Am I in twilight zone?
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I don't think we're going to see any common sense prevail in any of this until we get to the judge & their rulings.

Jon's got to do his rounds & show that he can be consistent, unfortunately only time & persistence can prove these. I believe he's off to a good start, he just has to keep it up, keep it constant & keep it honest now.

Do we know yet, why in particular he's looking for a house in LA? Is it a rumour or is it confirmed? Is it where his new show is being shot?

If so we have to worry less about the kids appearing on his show out there as California is supposed to have good child labour laws. given the other dads, I doubt Jon will be able to take over an entire show with his kids on for the entire show. It's not about just him & the kids & it won't appeal to the people likely to watch it, it certainly won't appeal to other divorced dads who may watch. I'm sure Kfed will demand his time on the show as will Mr. Lohan.

Can't See Sheep said...

She's come undone said...

All I can figure is Kate has a bodyguard to carry her purse.
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Oh dear, she's training him to be a husband already.


Boobyguard said...
I think Kate has a bodyguard to keep her from having tantrums in public. Hey, TLC could get sued if she pulled that big old spoon out of her purse and started whacking her fans! She is probably a little high on her "starbucks" most of the time and I doubt that they trust her.
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LMAO! I can picture that so clearly, Kate just losing it when someone asks her the wrong question & she just starts whacking fans with her spoon.

I asked about the bodyguard thing in the other thread, because I don't understand it either. Of course it never occurred to me that it could be to protect the public, I like looking at it from that point of view, gives me the giggles.


Jon said on LKL that he was given a bodyguard to force him to behave, so this is clearly a tried and true method of policing TLC's celebs.
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To keep you in line, not to sleep with. There you go, TLC pimping out to their female stars. Funny, I don't see one with the women from the other shows & I don't think Amy Roloff's hiding any in her van & there's none posted outside of Roloff farms.

Mean hothead said...

Thats right. Kate's lawyer ignored the first code in a good legal arguement. "Don't degrade or attack your opponent personally."
Stick to the facts.
The fact that he treated Jon so poorly on National TV is an indication of who he is. Only a lawyer that feels they are losing, attacks the way he did to Jon. He is mean hothead just like Kate.

cjmiller53 said...

Does anyone remember the last time that Beth Carson was on the show? Just wondering if it was when Steve showed up on the scene when they all flew out to Utah the first time. I'm wondering if she was suspicious like Jon about Kate and Steve's "friendship". Sure wish that she would lend her voice about pulling the children out of this mess.

Reading news said...

cjmiller53 said...
Does anyone remember the last time that Beth Carson was on the show? Just wondering if it was when Steve showed up on the scene when they all flew out to Utah the first time. I'm wondering if she was suspicious like Jon about Kate and Steve's "friendship". Sure wish that she would lend her voice about pulling the children out of this mess.
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I commented on this long ago. I never felt that Kate threw Beth under the bus. I really think that something happened on that Utah trip that caused Beth to leave early. I don't think she had to get home for her daughter's birthday party as we were told. If Beth's quick departure had been anticipated I think Jody would have been flown in a few days before the trip ended instead of being flown in one day to turn around and fly home the following day.


I don't think we will ever hear from Beth. I think she is too much of a lady to rag on Kate. After all, how many of us would step back and let Kate take credit for the book.

Pat said...

I would like to see beth too. I hope the kids are still seeing her.I think Kate is doign the best she can under the circumstances to protect the kids.

In The End said...

Buckeye said...
While I enjoy GwoP, reading others' often witty comments, I no longer care about Jon or K8.
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I agree.

I've stepped back for a moment. Why did I go surfing initially about J&K? The show was troubling me. This was a year ago. I found GWoP. Aha...others were feeling like me. Relief! But it was so much more than a J&K rant. It was about eight kids caught in the middle, with cameras shoved in their faces.

So...where are we now? Looks like the kids will finally be off TV. Jon and Kate are probably going to disappear before long because they're pretty much a joke once the current headlines fade...not that interesting as individual personalities; not really offering up any particular talents to entertain.

And, finally, the light is on television/cable networks and how they film reality TV...are the children indeed "actors" and don't they deserve, therefore, the protections and salaries of non-reality TV child actors (i.e., the dialog is there now, and a magnifying glass is on the creators of these shows like never before; maybe some kind of guideline or law will ensue...look out, too, for the court of public opinion).

So, I guess I feel I'm at the end in terms of my attention to the subject of Jon and Kate. It's become so distasteful and disturbing over the months. We all, in our own way and own time, have to know when to discard that which is not worth holding on to and, for me, I'm letting this go, although I love GWoP and will miss so many of the opinions by terrific commenters.

I'm glad J&K+8 has set a precedent and just so sorry that eight children had to be the guinea pigs for illustrating how NOT to do a reality show on TV.

Zayna said...

Regardless of what happens as a result of these new developments, it's still going to be a very long road for these kids.

Not only are they are the rope in a tug of war between their parents, they are also dollar signs to the media outlets who are only concerned about their own bottom lines.

On top of that they are a point of contention for the viewing public who have no business being privy to any of it in the first place.

My heart goes out to them.

nanb said...

cjmiller53 said...
Does anyone remember the last time that Beth Carson was on the show? Just wondering if it was when Steve showed up on the scene when they all flew out to Utah the first time. I'm wondering if she was suspicious like Jon about Kate and Steve's "friendship". Sure wish that she would lend her voice about pulling the children out of this mess.
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I believe it was Utah.

Here are IMDB listings for the shows with descriptions which may help.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124348/episodes#season-3

Jill said...

How can Jon not have a epiphany? The way how TLC has treated him over the past year demonstrats how evil TLC is and how ugly this business really is.

It's only a matter of time, TLC starts to meddle his kids' life - giving Maddy a bodyguard to keep her in check, getting rid of the kids who are less popular on the show and flattering the popular ones. The kids will become those boy band or girl band members fighting for attention, material rewards, status, dressing room, and privileges. It will ruin them.

IHATEKATE said...

I've tried to see if this question was answered, but I'm sure I didn't see all the posts. Apology in advance if it is a repeat.
On Julie's Blog, I clicked on "TIMING IS EVERYTHING" and nothing else came up. Is this what everyone has seen? What do you think this means? Is Julie insinuating that Jon's "epiphany" is for his own good (money, ratings)? Love to know what everyone thinks!

Just wondering said...

With the talk about when Steve showed up on the scene and Beth left, it brings to mind a question. If Steve is Kate's "minder", does anyone know of any incident that happened around the time he showed up that would clue us to why she now has a bodyguard? Did she have a fit somewhere? Or was this around the time when Jon reported vandalism around the house and people looking in the windows (now we know why one episode had guys come in and install window coverings).

kate_in_cali said...

Actually, I think the last time both Jodi and Beth were on the show was when they helped the Gs travel to Oprah, which was in late February of '08 (so, after the Utah trip which was in Jan.)

fidosmommy said...

Ah, so much to respond to....

1) It's been stated here many times before: Steve Neild cannot protect Kate and/or the children if his hands are full of grocery bags, FAO Schwarz bags, Kate's purse or her dry cleaning. He is there for moral support, to coach her deep breathing exercises when she is getting ready to overreact,
and to just plain look good at her side. Bodyguard? Hardly. He's an image guard and nothing more.

2) Lawyers. If I had an attorney who spoke from emotion instead of
from legal protocol, I would be finding a new lawyer. I want my case to be based on points of law, not on what an idiot my opponent is. I want my lawyer to sound like a professional, not like a school kid with an axe to grind.
But you know how much Kate loves the drama, so this guy fits her style perfectly.

3) Beth Carson. She's a class act. Enough said.

4) The funds for the children. Once, on air, Kate said when the kids get old enough to drive, they will have to spend their own money on a car, she won't be buying them any cars. I assumed at that time, and I assume this still means that she has considered all the money to be "family money", not money belonging to any individual for such foolish things as cars....oh wait, unless it's a car Jon or Kate wants, right?....and the children will have to get jobs to
pay for their own big ticket items.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

In regards to the question about Julie's blog, I saw the same thing. It has been up since at least Thurs. I am assuming she is working on a new post but has not put it up yet.

WS said...

I'm glad Jon is doing something - as it's better late than never - but I still feel that if J&K were genuinely concerned parents they would have stopped the show as soon as they got wind of all of the negative comments about the children, especially Mady. Those comments have been floating around for a LONG time now. Why didn't they do anything about it way back then?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm said...

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=6967&fullsize=1

Mady and Cara don't look overly happy in their outing with the queen.

NewWester said...

I would like to ask Jon and Kate this: Your children have had their private moments filmed and broadcast for the world to see, one parent comes across as a controlling ,abusive b***h (Kate),the other as party loving willing to sleep with any woman(Jon), your divorce and all your personal affairs is now public khnowledge, and most of your family and friends have been driven away. Was the money and fame worth it?

Thanks said...

Donna Day -

Thanks for posting that link. Dr. Glass had some very interesting things to say. Everyone should take a look.

Bodyguards R Us! said...

Oh, I believe that TLC is giving Kate the "body guard" to keep her in line, but not for obvious reasons.

She "wants" him and has "wanted" him all along and not to guard her and her children.

Remember when Kate made an announcement that she was "going to make an announcement" that was going to really make Jon mad? (After Jon said he questioned their relationship and the body guard was replaced.)

Tada! The body guard was back. And Kate was in her glory.

Yea, he keeps her "happy" which keeps her in line.

Heaven forbid Kate spend time with her children, driving to a concert, when a body guard is available.

Why not a female body gaurd when she travels with the girls?

No clever name come to mind... said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm said...
http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=6967&fullsize=1

Mady and Cara don't look overly happy in their outing with the queen.


With kids you can never really tell what is going to instigate bad behavior. It could have been something as simple as getting chilled (note Mom has on a sweater and Steve has long sleeves) or maybe asking for something and being told no.

But since that particular picture was one I wanted to see but couldn't enlarge for some reason, I was happy that you provided the link to the enlarged view. Kinda funny that Kate still wears a ring, but Steve doesn't have one on. Maybe he never wore one -- not all men like to wear them. Just saying....

Kids Say No to Mom Often said...

Jon + Kate = Hate, Did you notice when Kate blew the kids kisses & made the hug hand gestures when she got to Mady, Mady shook her head NO. It was so obvious. So many little clues from the children. Sad.

f8k8 said...

From the pics, it looks like Mady and Cara just wanted to go home after a long day of school. Watch some tv, do some homework, surf the web.

Not be pulled around taking photo-op with their mother and step dad.

She's the same said...

An old neighbor once said that Kate was a nasty, mean spirited and
angry woman that was the same way with everyone, even before they had the show. She pulled the wool over Jon's eyes, because he was so easy going, but she was ALWAYS the same.

Tyra said...

I agree with everyone on here about the bodyguard being a babysitter for Kate. One example that comes to mind is a story Kate told when she was on LK or the View.She said she was standing in line at the grocery store and picked up a tabloid and made a big deal about how she never knew she had botox, etc. Some lady was staring at her horrified and Kate said her bodyguard told her several times to knock it off. Kate said no. Anyone remember this? Just thought it was a good example of the bodyguard being her babysitter.(Among other things)

Meems said...

Seems to me like TLC committed fraud when they had the biker guys build that bike for Jon as a part of "reality TV" and then took it away, because he wasn't being "good." Is that not fraudulent. I think it needs to be looked into, as us viewers were of the understanding that the bike was for Jon--not TLC--and I wonder how the chopper guys felt about that.

Also another thing I have just noticed if anyone knows. Is that Leah tucked in behind Kate in the carriage on the way to the teahouse? Kate has her back turned to her (facing the camera) and that child is separated from the other two girls? I wonder what that was all about? The child was so invisible I didn't notice it on the show, it looks so strange on the traier.

Meems said...

Poor Beth, she is the one that introduced Kate to the spa. It was introduced as a rare treat for yourself. I wonder if she had any idea that Kate that would become obsessed with "spaing" (katism). I noticed that Kate finally stopped talking about it after having it brought up in every single episode for months. I miss Beth--she was classy, and the kids loved her, and her daughter was the twin's best friend.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Is it LEGAL to force someone to "be kept in line?" That sounds pretty controversial!"

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It is if it's written into the contract and they signed the contract. Who knows what was specified in the contract that they signed without an attorney advising them?

f8k8 said...

I highly doubt Steve is there to put Kate in her place. Kate's ego is way to big to have a babysitter watching over here. They are either dating, or he's just there to be her bodyguard.

Of course Jon has a bodyguard to control him. Jon is that much of a softy.

The difference is, we don't see the bodyguards with Jon everywhere he goes doing photo ops and wearing matching outfit like Kate and Steve.

MomOf4InPA said...

From Aunt Jodi's Sisters Site...just thought everyone would like to read what she wrote.

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Team 8
I've seen some discussions about my post from Thursday. I’d like to share what I was thinking when I wrote that.

I find it amazing that when you think things may be hopeless, a series of events take place, all the "stars align", and everything just seems to fall into place. At times, we may think we know what is best or how things should go, and actually lose sight of the bigger picture. I have a very strong faith, and I truly believe that God's timing is perfect. Patience is not easy. Sometimes we don't understand why we have to wait, and then it all starts to make sense. I’m not going to question the timing of Jon’s decision or even his motives. No one knows the private conversations he’s had with his children. Circumstances are constantly changing, and I’m just thankful that he now realizes that as a parent, he still has a say. Jon has every right to question the contract, change his mind, and be involved in decisions that relate to his children. TLC may think they own the family due to some TV contract, but TLC is not a parent of the Gosselin children.

It's easier to see things from a different perspective looking from the outside in. Sometimes it takes getting away from the situation to realize how bad things really have become. Please remember that Jon and Kate are just ordinary people with no experience in the entertainment industry. I firmly believe that TLC took advantage of that innocence, and although it's easy to say what should have been done, when and how, sometimes things aren’t as simple as they may appear. On the other hand, something that may seem to be so complicated and hopeless may actually be very simple after all.

Everyone has an agenda. Each strategic move leads to the next, but if the right people can use what they are given at the right time, everything can change. Each party may not even be aware that they are part of a bigger plan, they may not be doing things for the “right” reasons, but when an opportunity presents itself--that is when it is time to move. Please don’t get too wrapped up in the timing of Jon’s decision or his motives. None of that really matters in the long run, as long as he is able to give the children their privacy back.

I hate to see people fall for the distraction of Team Jon or Team Kate. All of that is just to deflect attention away from what everyone should really be talking about—the children. Momentum is moving in the right direction. I’m hopeful that the discussion will turn to the lack of laws and how detrimental “Reality” TV can be when children are involved. The he said/she said, motives, speculation, conspiracy theories, etc—none of that really changes the fact that there aren’t adequate laws to protect ALL children in ALL states who are working in the entertainment industry.
Posted by The Truth Will Set You Free at 6:31 PM

Hope for Jon said...

Julie explains her cryptic post "Timing is Everything."

http://truthbreedshatred.blogspot.com/

I've seen some discussions about my post from Thursday. I’d like to share what I was thinking when I wrote that.

winston said...

Man I just looked at the so sugary pics and Kate has seriously got her sexy clothes on. Check out those heels. Wonder if it's cause she knew her friend Steve was on duty that day? I also think her eyes look out of whack but it may have been from a huge crying jag.

Jen_in_Maryland said...

Personally, I'm getting tired of the media gossip, and might as well stop watching J&K. All it is now is the next trip or event, and you never see them in the house much.

Personally, I think they could have done just fine in their old house. My great-grandmother had 7 kids, and six of the boys shared one bedroom. My aunt came from a family of nine, and her "room" was in the hallway. Granted, now those settings might be considered "child abuse".

If they needed to, they could've just turned the garage into a bedroom (for the boys), bathroom, and little play area, and build a new garage. Then move Mady and Cara into the boy's old bedroom, and turn the girl's play area (south side of the room) into a bathroom, while opening up the attic area a bit more for Leah, I think.

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

I just read one of the blogs about Kate's eyes being a mess. I saw an old clip of her the other day and her eyes were wider, it appeared. Is it just me or she is more slant-eyed than she used to be?

Tami said...

I hope Taylor Swift didn't give Hate free tickets to her concert when they were on the View together. I'd like to believe she is smarter than that.

turtlegirl said...

When is Kate going to stop dressing her kids the same? Mady and Cara are going to have so much resentment towards kate (if not already) when they become teenagers/adults. watch out when mady and cara turn 13/14! Will she have a nanny take care of them then too? I pray for those kids.

As for Beth, I hope Jon will reach out to both Beth and Bob. If that bridge has not been completely burned by Kate. It would benefit him greatly to have their support...sane/un-hollywood/un-young girls kind of people, who would be good for those kids!

I hope it's true that Jon contacted Jodi.
And~
I hope Jon's oats are sowed...for the sake of his children. Keep the kids off the air and out of the spotlight Jon.

8POE's said...

Oh, you know it's NOT coincidence that Taylor Swift was on the view w/Kate and then Kate goes to her concert.

As for the View, I'm beginning to wonder if Joy and/or Sherri isn't going to leave soon and Kate will replace one of 'em. Sherri's party's all about her new show on Lifetime? And Joy just started hers on HLN. Hmmm

Maybe that's the whole reason Kate did the View. I'd like for Kate to be a regular on the View. She'd kill it dead like Black Flag.

All of a sudden, Kate's on the View, then invited to a party Sherri's having. I do wish she'd go on Joy's show but that won't happen. Did you see what Joy said about Kate last week?

Joy does short ints. from her desk. She was asked about Kate. She said, not a verbatim quote, "I liked her. Of course, she was most comfortable when she was talking about herself." Snark!

Kgirl0321 said...

I was listening to the radio the other morning and the hosts were talking about the G's. The male hosts were saying how far fetched and out of context it is that TLC is calling Khate a single mom given her wealth among other things. The female hosts were defending Khate and saying she has done nothing wrong!? And one of those hosts is a mom! If I hadn't been driving I would have texted them ok the spot to agree with the men. Single mom to me means the dad is minimally (or in my case not at all) involved and the mom is struggling to make ends meet. My mom at times had three jobs to pay all the bills put my sister and I through college at the same time. My dad never saw us or paid his share of child support or medical insurance. I have not watched the show in months and especially won't go back now. The only thing Khate can do is spare me.

Kate needs a love tap said...

I'm not sure if this has been posted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjfYe8m_sm4

At 0:33 Kate gives Jon a slap -I mean love tap- on the cheek. She grabs his face and tries to get him to say it's a love tap. He has his head down and says something I can't hear. Then she tells him "Don't be a victim. That is so unattractive in a man to be victimish."

That was a pretty loud "love tap." I try to see things at face value and not let my dislike of Kate allow me to see things that aren't there. That being said, if you look at Jon's face he is clearly embarrassed and then he tries to make a joke of it. I would hate to see the backlash if Jon had done that to Kate.

If you finish the clip it shows how excited Cara and Mady are to see that daddy's home when they get off the bus.

Momof2 said...

8POE's said...

Oh, you know it's NOT coincidence that Taylor Swift was on the view w/Kate and then Kate goes to her concert.

As for the View, I'm beginning to wonder if Joy and/or Sherri isn't going to leave soon and Kate will replace one of 'em. Sherri's party's all about her new show on Lifetime? And Joy just started hers on HLN. Hmmm

Maybe that's the whole reason Kate did the View. I'd like for Kate to be a regular on the View. She'd kill it dead like Black Flag.

All of a sudden, Kate's on the View, then invited to a party Sherri's having. I do wish she'd go on Joy's show but that won't happen. Did you see what Joy said about Kate last week?

Joy does short ints. from her desk. She was asked about Kate. She said, not a verbatim quote, "I liked her. Of course, she was most comfortable when she was talking about herself." Snark!
......................

Kate will NEVER be on the View permanently. Whoopi clearly did not like her.

Also...even though they spoke negatively about Jon this week...they ALL spoke freely about the show needing to go off the air to "stop the exploitation". Too bad none of the View ladies had the balls to tell Kate that to her face when she was there.

8POE's said...

Momof2,
I too was very disappointed w/Kates View appearances. I was hoping so much they would've tore into her but they didn't. I mean they could've been snarky w/out being total bitches. Joy especially let me down.

Once again, LOVE your Kate pic!

Donna Day said...

OH MY GOD!
There's a video made about Kate Gosselin and Steve Nield being "secret lovers"! It's hiliarious!!!! Check it out...it'll ease away all this drama and tension w. this jon + kate craziness!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK3KEBzeYKY

crabbygirl said...

I agree that "The View seemed pretty civil to Kate. Whoopi may have had a "small" issue with her but she could have been much more in depth. Now Kate is being invited to Sheri's party thrown by Barbara Walters? Come on they did not invite her just to be polite. They knew if they invited a FAMEWHORE like Kate she would come.

The View should tank said...

The View was CIVIL to KATE? Ya think? They all but asked her to remove her wedgies so they could kiss her feet. I have never watched that farce of a show again after I saw them bow to her. All blowhards and bigmouths, but they all tip toed around Kate.

That's fueling the flames said...

RadarOnline is reporting that Jon emptied Kate's bank account. Uh Oh.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Don't be a victim. That is so unattractive in a man to be victimish."
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And now she's the one who is being "victimish." I guess it's okay for a woman!

All for Team Eight!!! said...

RadarOnline has a blurb about Jon taking money out of their joint account and leaving Kate about $1,000. Says he took several hundreds of thousands......

Of course, the sh*t is hitting the fan, all the lawyers are sending demanding letters to get the money back, etc.

This is really, truly better than a good slapstick comedy.

These two morons are useless. The air they breathe is wasted. As parents, they have zero ability and as people, they have zero class.

I keep waiting for the day that the court assigns the kids their own guardian-ad-litem lawyers.

Would it be too much to hope that Jon is opening trust accounts for the kids with the money he withdrew?

One has to assume what he did was legal as it was supposedly a joint account. Seems he sort of went against what the divorce mediator said to do........

I sure hope the kids don't have access to internet to see all this...

Team 8!!!!

Another Kate stunt said...

Don't believe Radar. Its been reported that Jon has been in Calif. all week and not in Pa. at all. Its all a stunt for Kate.
Sorry, I'm not buying it.

Elvira said...

The parody guys have a new video about Jon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBSPAyJA1k

nancy said...

"Don't believe Radar. Its been reported that Jon has been in Calif. all week and not in Pa. at all. Its all a stunt for Kate.
Sorry, I'm not buying it."

Most banking is done electronically now, Jon wouldn't need to be anywhere near the bank to withdraw funds. I'm just surprised that a bank would let one party take out that much without the other's consent, especially since the divorce is common knowledge.

June52 said...

Since ROL is so obviously up Kate's butt I don't believe everything as soon as they report it. Could be true or not. What I would be curious about is, if it is true, how did ROL find out about it? I don't think Jon would report it! So ..... who is giving them private information about a bank account???

Claire said...

"Don't believe Radar. Its been reported that Jon has been in Calif. all week and not in Pa. at all. Its all a stunt for Kate.
Sorry, I'm not buying it."

Most banking is done electronically now, Jon wouldn't need to be anywhere near the bank to withdraw funds. I'm just surprised that a bank would let one party take out that much without the other's consent, especially since the divorce is common knowledge.
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The rumor mill is in full swing, parodies are flying around. It's out of control. It doesn't seem like there's anyone in the entertainment/media biz that has any respect for them whatsoever. They are being used for rating$, hit$, whatever. Can anyone name someone who has their best interests at heart?

Ms.Peach said...

Ok, I did a little research online because the joint account thing reported by Radar just didn't make sense.

In dealing with the joint accounts during a separation, there are a few logical options available. The first would be to ask the banking institution to "freeze" the accounts in question and not allow monies in or out of these accounts without authorization by both parties. The second would be to empty all joint accounts into one, frozen account to be dealt with in the same manner as the first option. You may opt for an "Escrow" account, in which an officer of the bank is assigned to monitor and must given written authorization with respect to any such account before any transaction may be conducted. Lastly, one spouse can take out half the money in a given account and deposit it into their own, new individual account, for all intents and purposes leaving the joint account as the other's individual account. By not addressing this issue, you will give your spouse the opportunity and means to liquidate a specific account without your knowledge, leaving a startling discovery to be made in the future. While in the event of this, the court will probably provide for reimbursement, the actual receipt of such could be months or years in coming, leaving you to deal with the consequences in the immediate future

So, if Kate was foolish enough to agree to maintaining a joint account, she got what she asked for. If indeed Jon did empty out the account, this may an attempt to get her to agree or change some separation agreements. Regardless, Kate will play it up that she's destitute and Jon will look like a villian. Or....a Kate source gave false info to Radar.

Finally broke down said...

Drove past the Gosselin home on my way back from Target. I live within 20 minutes of them, but always thought it would be just way to creepy to drive past their house, voyeuristic almost. Today I didn't care morbid curiousity got the best of me. I felt kind of bad immediately afterward, but I was over it by the time I got home. The Burger King probably helped, haha.

My observations... the house is pretty, but not the nicest in the neighborhood by a long shot. Not secluded at all, with all the countryside you think they would have picked a more isolated spot. That being said it was a lovely home, not nearly as far off the road as I had anticipated. The red explorer in front of us was doing the same thing we were... bascially stalking the Gosselins (and that is meant in a least creepy way possible, if that makes any sense). It was only us and the red explorer when we went past.

Anyway, we drove past and saw Mady and Cara out front at the picnic table, in pink. There was an adult with them, dark hair, probably the asian babysitter. We had to turn around and go past again on the way home. This time all the little kids were out there too, running around, I think frolicking seems like an appropriate term. You could easily hear them laughing and talking.

There were 2 cars stopped right in the middle of the road, and its a curvy, hilly road, not a good place to stop and stare. We also noticed at least one paparazzo, he had his cases and gear stashed in the wooded bank, and was pacing the gate taking pics of the kids.

We immediately felt dirty, like we needed a bath for violating the family's privacy, and drove around the stopped cars and back home. I realize some people think its nuts to even drive by, but oh well. Seemed like right around the time we drove past someone must have called the paps, right when all the kids were coming outside. It was truly a lovely day, sunny, warm. Probably one of the last nice days like this.

All in all I'd say it was worth the 15 minutes roundtrip it took to get there, just because I had nothing better to do and it was a nice day for a ride. Oh, I forgot, ALL THEIR NEIGHBORS for about 2 miles in each direction have a "no u-turn" sign at the end of their driveway. Kind of sucks for them, I'm sure a million people try to turn around there. Oh well, my neighbors won't mow their lawn. Everyone has a pain in the ass neighbor, in that neighborhoods it's definitely the Gosselins!

Snerk said...

I have to ask what idiot keeps hundreds of thousands of dollars in a checking account? Has Radar gotten a bad tip from Kate again?

jasmine said...

I'm not sure if someone can clean out a joint account in the middle of a divorce. Maybe Jon is using the money to pay his legal fees. Kate may have to pay her legal fees from her own money she earned from the View and other speaking engagements. I wonder if Jon also had any inheritance and if he kept it separate. If it was mixed into the marital accounts, maybe he's trying to take some back.

winsomeone said...

On ROL in the comments after the bank story, someone stated that GWOP is without moderators today. Someone sure does keep track of this blog.There was another nasty comment about GWOPERS too.

Ugliness In Divorce said...

jasmine said...
I'm not sure if someone can clean out a joint account in the middle of a divorce.
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My uncle's wife cleaned out their accounts (and the house), then "safely" esconced herself in one of her daughter's homes, announcing she was filing for divorce after decades of marriage. My uncle could never get to the bottom of the cleverly-concealed money trail but, with good lawyers, he was able to hang on to the house. You can't believe what some spouses do to one another. My uncle was completely blindsided in this very one-sided scheme which didn't have nearly the background of deceit and anger we've seen with Jon and Kate. I'm sure we'll find out eventually, because the Gosselins aren't taking too many pains to keep their personal life private, but there's just no telling what's going on behind the scenes with them. It can't be good. Heaven help the kids for what I'm sure they've had to listen to, for months now. They could probably use deflector shields, poor babies.

I Like My Privacy said...

finally broke down said (and I don't blame you, btw, for driving by...I probably would, too, once; it's not a private road):

"We also noticed at least one paparazzo, he had his cases and gear stashed in the wooded bank, and was pacing the gate taking pics of the kids."

Now, this is the part that's creepy to me. The Gosselins have had plenty of time and plenty of money to better-secure that property to shield their kids from people wanting to capture them on MORE film. Or, for Pete's Sake, pour some concrete on the other side of the house and let the kids ride their bikes or skate where they can't be seen. Put up a privacy fence. Do Something. I find this ridiculous and irresponsible on the part of the parents. But what am I thinking? They are the same parents who allow their kids to be on TV in all sort of poses and scenarios. I would be scared to death to have my kids be watched. I don't have kids; maybe I'd be a paranoid mom. But I feel like I want to shelter these Gosselin children and throw a blanket over their heads, shades of Michael Jackson and his kids which I formerly considered weird. Maybe not so weird for their safety. I know you can't protect children with a bubble around them and you have to let them be in and of the world and try to be unafraid but the tups, at least, don't even know enough at their age of what the ramifications are to even say, "I don't want my picture taken, Mommy. Make that man go away out there in the bushes." I tell you, if this was happening to me and my family, I'd probably be looking for my own private island somewhere. Isn't this why Jackie Kennedy (Onassis) moved to a highrise in New York so that nobody could look through the windows? I thought I'd read that once. Sorry, I'm ranting, I know. But I find this so upsetting.

Wait And See said...

Jon took the money so he could open up his own accounts for the children. He doesn't feel Kate put enough in their trust funds and is sick of people claiming she alone saved money for the kids. She will not be able to publicly dispute the taking of the money because it will look like she is keeping money from her kids. It will come out soon.

jasmine said...

Ugliness in Divorce, that is awful for either spouse to go through. I know women who have gone through this especially when they didn't control the finances for years and their spouses ran businesses, hid asets for years, etc. I have to wonder if Kate handled the finances and she deliberately hid money from Jon. Maybe income wasn't even reported on taxes. What a big mess.

Pilgrim Soul said...

I cleaned out our joint accounts when my husband and I divorced. He had squandered tens of thousands of dollars behind my back. Sometimes you have to be aggressive in divorce.

Kari said...

I just wish Jon and Kate plus 8 had a disclaimer similar to that new baby monkey show

Yards are for playing said...

What is wrong with putting a wall of arborvitae trees all along the fence. They can grow to 20 feet and once they fill in it is a virtual wall that cannot be seen though. They love the attention, that's why.
Also, what is wrong with the back yard? The kids don't always ride the bikes, when they don't, then they should be playing in back. AND the picnic table in front of the garage is a farce.

I doubt he 'stole' money said...

I have a gut feeling that if Jon did remove the money, then he is putting it away for his kids. In the divorce, he will come out like a hero if he did that. Believe me, he is getting good legal advise, and I doubt he did this on his own without the lawyers knowing. This is all for a reason. He's not going to "steal" Kate's money, just to pilfer it, when he's looking to free the kids and is trying to come out on top and look good their sake.

Kannie said...

That this has turned nasty and ugly was predictable. Kate is incapable of civil relations with anyone. Look at her relationship with her family of origin.

The lawyers on both sides are getting rich, boosting their profiles by doing national interviews and loving every minute of this.

Jon and Kate should sort this out where the rest of their ilk do - on the Jerry Springer show.

I'm still mad said...

Yes, The View women were civil to Kate. And what just galls my big butt is that a few days later Barbara Walters was outright rude and hateful to Paula Deen! Nice to Kate and rude to Paula. I will NEVER watch those big mouth, blow hard women again. NEVER! I remember back when Paula ran the restaurant in the Best Westin (before she saved her money and borrowed money to open her own restaurant). You never saw her that she wasn't cooking, running back and forth, and sweating profusely. She worked very, very hard for everything she has. How dare Miss lemon face prune jaw Walters turn her nose up at Paula. Yet they invite Kate to their "to-do's". Please. Those women make me as sick as Kate makes me.

Kate needs a love tap said...

Someone asked why people have a problem with Kate calling herself a single mom since she is single. IMO there is a difference between a single mom and a mom who is single. A single mom doesn't have 50/50 custody with the dad. A single mom doesn't leave her children with not-a-nannies when it is her custody as Kate calls it. A single mom spends time with her children without any helpers around. When dad has the kids 50% of the time and helpers and not-a-nannies help you the rest of the time -if you're even home- then you are a mom who is single. I can't speak for everyone, but that's my opinion on the "single mom" hate.

letsbefair said...

im sorry guys. but i think anyone here who is suggesting that Jon took the money out and put it away for the kids, is delusional. i think everyone here agrees that we're mostly on Jon's side, but he isn't a saint. and i think some ppl are defending him to the point of it being absolutely ridiculous. lets not be blind.

Chewy said...

Ok, please forgive me if this is out of line, but is anyone else creeped out by all the links to pics that keep getting posted that involve the children? Isn't this the problem? They can't do ANYthing without being stalked and gawked at and analised. Their expressions, their body language, putting words into their mouths.
Kate and Jon are old enough to handle this and basically brought this on themselves, but these pics of the kids used as ammo to prove what a broken family they are, what if the kids see this one day? What if they blame themselves for not 'acting perfectly' all the time? When can they just be normal kids, tired grumpy, etc, etc, without an audience. Kate does enough things to give people reason to mock her and call her names, but using the kids as props that way seems a little too close to what TLC is doing, even if it's meant to help illustrate excellent points.

I just think it's something to think about is all.

Midnight Serenade said...

Yards are for playing said:

What is wrong with putting a wall of arborvitae trees all along the fence. They can grow to 20 feet and once they fill in it is a virtual wall that cannot be seen though. They love the attention, that's why.

Do you really think they are going to live there long enough for an arborvitae to grow 20 feet??!!

grannyoftwo said...

I don't condone what Jon did at all, but IMO he was told to do it by his lawyer because of fear that Kate would have the assets frozen and he would be without funds to survive. I have seen this done on several occasions to friends. And I wouldn't put it past Kate to do that to Jon either. He has no other form of income that we know of other than these apperance fees on these sleazy shows he is going on now, and that will not last. Keeping up an apartment in NY is very expensive, unless Hailey's parents are helping out, he has his hands full with expenses. He could use a lesson on cutting back and living within your means as well as Kate.

DUI? said...

Anyone, please, information on Kate's supposed hit and run which I read in another comment has turned into a DUI? Does this have any grain of truth or is it merely a rumor started here (the only place I've heard about it)? Google comes up with one hit on wikianswers and it merely says "yes" with no links or proof.

Ashlee said...

While Jon is a moron, I don't believe for one second Kate's sitting around penniless unable to pay her bills. As for the kids crying about not being able to do the show, yeah, they probably will cry when you tell them Disney isn't footing anymore trips to the Magic Kingdom, and mommy's not about to. She didn't have eight kids just to sit around paying for stuff herself. That's crazy talk.

Poor Little Rich Kate said...

WTH planet does Sheri Shepard live on that she implied on the View this morning that Kate HAS to do the show because "She has to work! McDonald's doesn't pay for 8 kids!"

First of all, what an insult to people who DON'T have reality shows and scrape by in low-paying jobs just to make the rent and pay for HEAT with lots of kids at home, a SMALL home -- not some freakin' mansion! And these people don't wear Ann Taylor loft everyday or fancy high-heels and don't put their kids in free Gymboree every day!

First Sheri thinks the earth is flat, and now this. She should have her own show called "The View .. with Blinders On." Wake up!

Pattypanda said...

Give kudos to Lisa Ling on the View, until Barbara Walters shut her off. She was confronting Kate on the phone about take the kids off tv and find another way to make money. Kate is so full it,needs a show and a film crew to take her family to see the Statue of Libety. She was in NY, why didn't she take the kids w/her, get on the figging ferry and go see it. She just feels she's entitled to the celebrity treatment. She has a huge van- they could have made the drive to NYC - people do it from PA every week. No - she rather play poor me, your daddy won't let us film, the world ends.

Marie said...

I KNEW Jon's lawyer was a scumbag the moment I saw him. I had that gut feeling. Too tan. Too loud. Too full of himself. Yup, Jon's hired a REAL winner:

It appears Jon may be, in fact, receiving bad advice.

It has been revealed that his divorce attorney, Mark Heller, who appeared with him on "Larry King Live" Thursday night, was suspended by the Supreme Court of New York in 1994 from practicing law for five years, RadarOnline.com reports.

Heller was reportedly charged with 38 violations of department rules regarding "a pattern of misconduct involving misrepresentation, deceit, abusive treatment of clients, fee gouging, neglect and willful failure to return unearned retainers to his clients."

Heller was found guilty of 18 violations that occurred between 1989 and 1992, and involved 12 separate clients. He was suspended from practicing law between 1994 to 1999.

babchi said...

responging to Poor Little Rich Kate:
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing, why didn't Kate take the kids to see the Statue of Liberty regardless of camera crew?
Seems to me that this only instills in them that they NEED to have the cameras in order to have fun. No wonder they say yes when asked if they still want to do the show. Mom's manipulation. She is teaching them that dad is wrong, he is the bad guy. So becasue of daddy they can't go to the Statue of Liberty. What hogwash.

mom-of-one said...

Khate called in to the View this morning, regurgitated the same sorry tale that she told on the Today Show this morning. Thankfully LISA LING was a guest host today and she is the first person that kind of sort of called Khate out on her BS. She pointedly said "Kate, c'mon there HAS to be OTHER ways to make money than putting these 8 children on TV". And of course, it was practically sensored b/c Babs cut the conversation OFF, released Khate from the phone and didn't really let the conversation go any further.

Babs also reported a story of a family in NY who just gave birth to quintuplets to add to their set of twins. Lord help us. I'm sure TLC is already camped out at the hospital.

Lauren said...

First of all, what an insult to people who DON'T have reality shows and scrape by in low-paying jobs just to make the rent and pay for HEAT with lots of kids at home, a SMALL home -- not some freakin' mansion! And these people don't wear Ann Taylor loft everyday or fancy high-heels and don't put their kids in free Gymboree every day!

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Thank you for that statement. I thought it was very insensitive of Kate to be talking about how much money she has to pay her bills. There are so many people that can benefit from having $230,000. This may seem like I am being too sensitive, but it makes me mad that she has all that she does and is not sincerely grateful for any of it. I have been married 23 years to man who will do anything he needs to for his family. We have never made much money, but we have had what we needed. Last year I had to quit my job to take care of my son who is severely bipolar. I made this choice knowing that we would lose our home due to my loss of income. I have another son who is hearing impaired (which our insurance will not cover) and needs certain equipment for school. At this point I would give anything to have 230,000 dollars sitting in my bank account. My husband has diabetes and is working four jobs just to keep us going. He is tired and I know he feels beaten-down. But we are surviving. I am very thankful for the home we are now renting. I am very thankful that I am able to take care of my son. All I heard today from Kate is that she had to pay her bills. She stated this over and over. All her problems can be solved by downsizing her lifestyle. This greediness of she and Jon will get them nowhere. Sometimes it is not all about the money, but what you need to do in life. My priority is my family. I worry about money second. Kate needs to learn about gratitude. She has so much more than a lot of other people, and although she may say "thank you," her actions show differently. Maybe it will take losing a few things to make her grateful for what she has. I hope the kids stay healthy, that is worth more than any amount of money.

Kate--you will survive if your bills do not get paid.

jasmine said...

Flipping channels last night, I watched a couple minutes of a TLC show with a little monkey. A woman treated the monkey like a child. Apparently the monkey took off its' diaper and the woman put the monkey in a cage to punish it, stating she wasn't going to feed it dinner for being bad. Typical TLC garbage, showing animal abuse as entertainment.

Inquiring minds want to know... said...

Does the not-a-nanny live at the house?

pogo said...

Did you guys know that Jon & Kate is on 32 times during Monday to Friday. TLC must be having a cow, on all that has happened. Good for you Jon, get that freak show off the air. Kate is not a good mother, she only cares about herself and the money the show generates. Jon is not exactly king here but he is right the show should be cxl. His older girls are/ if they are not already getting teased at school about their famly. Kate says it's for the kids(always for them, time to stop hiding behind them) BS it's for yourself. And this dressing the kids alike to look perfect, it's almost like she has 3 kids and they have separate personalities. Get it off already.

She CAN'T tell the truth said...

I just heard that Jon made a public statement that Kate has totally lied about him removing all the money from the acct. He said she has 11 bank accounts with over 3 million dollars and he gets $171,000 a year salary from that.
She hides the money and he has no idea what she's doing with it. Last week he took $22,000 for living expenses and had the withdrawl stub to prove it. He said she made several million from the book alone and he never saw a dime, that she's going through the money like water and thinks its all hers. Boy, was he MAD.

So much DRAMA! said...

Dang this is better than a cat fight on one of the Real Housewives of Whereever!!!

fidosmommy said...

Chewy said...
Ok, please forgive me if this is out of line, but is anyone else creeped out by all the links to pics that keep getting posted that involve the children? Isn't this the problem? They can't do ANYthing without being stalked and gawked at and analised. Their expressions, their body language, putting words into their mouths.
Kate and Jon are old enough to handle this and basically brought this on themselves, but these pics of the kids used as ammo to prove what a broken family they are, what if the kids see this one day? What if they blame themselves for not 'acting perfectly' all the time? When can they just be normal kids, tired grumpy, etc, etc, without an audience. Kate does enough things to give people reason to mock her and call her names, but using the kids as props that way seems a little too close to what TLC is doing, even if it's meant to help illustrate excellent points.

I just think it's something to think about is all.

*****

The blame for all this attention is
squarely on the parents' shoulders. If they had thought for one minute about the emotional development of their children before starting filming, nobody would know who they are to be taking pictures of them to put on the internet. But since they saw their children as a means to an end, the kids have become victims of overzealous photographers. The parents made it happen.

pogo said...

I do find that hard to believe, that according to Kate that they only had $200,000 dollars in a joint account. Please, she must think people are stupid. They bought a house for over $1 million, new cars, travel, book signing, TLC money. I also read that each child is covered for college. No money? Please kate stop the tear business, whining etc, it makes you look like a fool. So many people out there are laid off(myself included), lost there homes etc. We don't want to hear her whining. I do feel sorry for the kids, when the news showed a part of a recent interview of Kate saying that the kids were very up-set about not being filmed, my God Kate Don't you take a hint, this is damaging your kids, and some are already lashing out. Jon wanted a couple of years ago to stop the show, but Kate say IT"S FOR THE KIDS. Please Kate get a new line, try It's for me, me, me.

No Drama Mama said...

I would just love for someone to ask Jon and Kate... "How did you plan on supporting your 8 children BEFORE you were offered a reality series?"

charlie browns teacher said...

stop imitating me in television interviews, i'm gettin a little sick of it.

So True said...

FANTASTIC FIND. These are just a few words from Dr. Lillian Glass' Body Language site.

Site:http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

"But Whoppi and those who saw through Kate’s new softer look, saw the truth. No makeover is going to erase the image of her abusing her husband and belittling the kids which we all saw for five years.

"And please don’t defend the situation by saying she’s a poor mother with eight children. In the first place she’s not a poor mother. She is a multimillionaire mother with a lot of outside help. And who asked her to undergo fertility treatments that would account for multiple births. She was a nurse. She know all the possibilities- including having six births at once. And finally, there is a woman on televison with 19 natural childlren- the Duggar family who are loving and kind and not abusive to one another like Kate is to her family. Kate has shown her character over and over again and it's not pretty. While she defends herself by saying she is not perfect. That is an understatement! She reflects a meanness that cannot be overlooked. Just ask any of her family memebers from her own parents to her brother to his wife aunt Jody to the countless nannies and helpers she has fired. Even ask her own daughter Maddy who is miserable around her mother as we have all seen."

OzNTM said...

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/870984/daily-sweets-for-kids-violence-linked

Interesting article, dismissed in the end as 'utter nonsense' though, but I can't help wonder.... Did Kate eat lollies/chocolate every day as a kid? Lol, could this be a way of explaining her behaviour in the past with people - as in, she doesn't get what she wants = you're out of her life. No instant gratification, so to h*ll with you? You didn't do as I say, so I'm gonna get nasty with you? Emotional abuse is Violence, too (not to mention her short temper with her kids...).

Another scary thought is - we all know Kate gets everything her way now (its pretty much total instant gratification) and you can see the anger now that Jon is not going along with whatever she says/wants now - when it all ends, what will she be like? If she's this bad now.... I feel sorry for those kids - Jon, get them away from her!

crabbygirl said...

There are so many of us that are so sick of all these lies. So much for taking the high road,so much for keeping the divorce private. Kate and Jon should have never put themselves into this situation where their livlihood depended on their children. It is such a no-win situation. How were they going to support these children if TLC did not offer them a show? We the viewers have seen this family become liars, materialistic,and ungrateful.

Maude said...

I'm falling all over my words because I'm so dumbfounded at Kate's ability to play so many in the public.

This wretched creature is concocting a web of deceite and outright lies, and people are getting caught up in it!

She could take the kids sightseeing without cameras. She chooses not to.

The kids are upset about filming on hold because she's taught them "all this" goes away when the show ends. Remember she told them they would never see Mommy and Daddy if they had to get (real) jobs.

She could "support" her kids doing something other than putting them on t.v.
By "support" I mean provide for their needs. Taking your kids and your "bodyguard" to lunch in a stretch limo is not a NEED.

Lisa Ling was the voice of reason on the View.
Barbara Walters cut her off because she knows one of the cardinal rules of journalism...don't let a lucrative story die. Keep adding oxygen to a fire and it will keep burning. A lot of people are making money off this drama. All at the expense of eight innocent children. What does that say about our society?

Sherri Shepard is a very ignorant, angry woman. Okay, I'll just say it, she's dumb as a post.
Not a big fan of the male gender either I'm thinking. I think she's hoping most of them will fall off the edge of the world she still thinks is flat!

Nicole said...

I just saw the Larry King interview with Jon. I'm so glad to see that "My Cousin Vinny" is still practicing law.

Maude said...

No Drama Mama said?
...would just love for someone to ask Jon and Kate... "How did you plan on supporting your 8 children BEFORE you were offered a reality series?"

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Absolutely! Has this question ever been asked?
I'd love to hear alot of questions asked.
I'd also love to hear them answer some of the questions that have been asked that they "umm" and "ahh" over because they don't have a rehearsed lie at hand.

Sodom By the Sea said...

I LOVED how the guest host on the View asked her flat out "there has to be other ways of supporting your children than putting them on TV" and Barb cut her off and ended the interview LOL. And for Kate to say the kids were looking forward to going to see the Statue of Liberty but can't now since filming stopped???? Why can't She take them. She relies on the TLC Crew to shlep them back and forth. She is such a Loser.

Persuaded said...

Thank you So True, for providing the link to Dr. Lillian Glass' Body Language site.
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

What a relief to have someone out there- a professional- see through the smokescreen that Kate and TLC is trying to put up. Her insights on all of the various family members are spot on IMO. I ended up posting this comment there:

"I’m ashamed to say that I have been following this family’s saga for the last several months… way too closely, and spending way too much time on it, I must confess. *blush*

Because I don’t have television in my home, I was (blissfully!) unaware of their existence until last summer, when someone who knew of my love for all things child and compulsion for all things organizational suggested I watch some clips online. The show I watched was one where one of the children (Joel?) was ill, and upon discovering that he had vomited in his bed she harshly reprimanded him, then put him to rest alone on a hard utility room floor, turned out the light and shut the door. I was disgusted and horrified. And I admit I was not the least bit surprised when news of their marital difficulties hit the news. And now all of this is playing out so publicly for all of us to see. Kate’s dysfunction is spilling out in technicolor.

I should add that I am a single mother myself. I have 5 children, most of whom have multiple disabilities. I work extremely hard, and my children have learned to live with less than most of their friends. Still we are happy and my children are kind, loving and devoted to one another. Kate needs to wake up and be grateful for the marvelous gift she has been given… these 8 beautiful children. She needs to spend time with them and cherish them. No special rings, or manicures or bodyguards will ever take the place of knowing that she has chosen to do the right thing by her children.

Thank you so much Dr. Glass for being perceptive enough to see the truth about this pathetic family… and brave enough to stand up and speak it."

welcome2therealworld said...

It continues to remain absolutely unbelieveable to me that there is anyone in their right moral mind who is actually pro-Jon anything!!! Really?? Can we be serious??!! Controlling, some of you say about Kate....well, I beg your pardons, but if I hate 8 kids, six of them being 5yrs old....Honey, you better believe some control is gonna be established or else I would imagine everything would fall apart at the seam in your household on a daily basis. Even still, what justification does this so called controlling issue that Jon says of Kate, does it automatically give him the right, as a married, father of 8, to go out and commit adultery, sticking your "tiny tim" into every 20 year old you can find while smoking your cigarettes and looking like a frat bot wanna be in your Ed Hardy T-shirts and and new found love for the pierced ears! Honestly...this is a mid life crises at it's BEST!!!! Jon Gosselin is trulely the worlds biggest jerk!! And now, Clearing the bank account! Tell me sir Jon....does it make you feel like a BIG MAN to leave your wife and m other of your children with 1000$ dollars to her name.....truly sir...you are the reason i stay single!!! I hope Kate drips you dry....oh wait, if she did that, it might mean you'll actually have to get off your a** and get a job!!

Bev said...

I watched a few minutes of the show last night. An entire show dedicated to Kate hiring people to organize her basement. The little kids acting like brats to a guest in their home. Children copy what they learn from their parents. These kids are going to be little Kates. I was really disgusted with their behavior. If my kids had talked to and had been that selfish with their guest they would have been punished. So this show is supposed to be "for the kids?" This show is turning them into spoiled brats like their mother. I am glad to see the pop-news people are getting tired of this couple. It seems even the people who were bought off by Kate's PR people are even waking up and smelling the coffee. Why would anyone think seeing their children act like selfish brats was a good thing? I hope Jon's lawyer is a good one and they get this show canned and they go away. I don't think Jon himself wants the limelight. I think if he gets his fair share and the show is knocked out he will have the better influence on the kids. Lets hope he teams up with Kevin and Jody and gets it done. Take Kate's throne away and she will have to go out and earn a living on her own.

These are the years that form a child's character and look what is happening to their kids.

animalmomma said...

I've been a long time lurker so this is my first post.
Have you all seen the ET panel interview with Jon and Nancy Grace? It gets pretty intense. Sorry if this link has already been posted and discussed!

I've never been a fan of Nancy Grace, however I was glad to see someone tear into Jon. I just wish she would tear into Kate since they're both morons who fail at parenting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPx7bNyEhB0

TLC Is Awful said...

I see that trashy channel TLC has expanded their programming from exploiting children to animal abuse (My Monkey Baby)
I predict they will come up with something like this in the future.
THIS IS NOT A REAL SHOW.

The Seal Club
Jon Claude and his family that includes sextuplets have a family business of killing baby seals.
Tonight on The Seal Club:
Kate and her 8 visit Jon Claude and his family in this fun filled adventure. The boys go off onto the ice to get their seals. Meanwhile Kate the and girls pick out the style of coats they want when the men come back from the hunt! Was practicing with the plastic ax on stuffed animals enough experience for the boys? Will Jon Claude's wife talk Kate out of wanting their family dog as her coat?

chesterctymom said...

Nice to see another nurturing caregiver in the kids life...but wait, thats Khates bff on the sosugary site...

Im_in_PR said...

Jon Gosselin To Reveal Family Finances tonight

Sheri said...

Listening to Nancy Grace skewer Jon was absolutely delicious! It's too bad that Kate has better self-preservation skills than Jon, I don't think she would put herself in that position to be questioned like that. But I can dream. Can you imagine watching Nancy Grace get ahold of Kate? SUBLIME it would be!

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Apparently Nancy Grace knows nothing about Kate Gosselin or has ever watched the show--She actually thinks Kate is "always home with the kids" ?? WTF?

Here's just one more reason to never watch the man-hating Nancy Grace ever again:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/10/video-jon-gosselin-spars-nancy-grace

marie said...

http://www.allyourtv.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=523:does-tlc-have-a-moral-obligation-to-end-plus-8&catid=51:featuresfeatures

Finally some sense.

mommadiane5 said...

What if the Gosselin kids actually do want the show to continue because that is the only time that Kate is with them? It should not be this way. But, when Kate has custody...she is going to NY to do the Today show. She could have phoned in that interview, as well as the View. She chose to leave her kids and go to NY. She did not have to. I do not think she really wants to be with her kids. I think they scare her. Maybe, because she cannot keep everyone under control.But, I think, they scare her.

And, Jon has got the family finances out. Oh, I bet Kate is not happy. I think a lot of even uglier stuff is going to come out. And, at this point, I sure hope Kate does not make up with Jon and decide to play nice. That would ruin all our fun.

Kathleen said...

I just emailed this to Nancy Grace:

Nancy, now that you’ve put Jon Gosselin in the hot seat, I’d really like to see you grill Kate Gosselin. Thousands want to know:
You said you didn’t want your kids to turn on the TV and see you & Jon talking about the divorce and that you were going to take the high road. So why do you keep talking to the media?

You keep saying the kids want to continue filming. Well, if my kids wanted to eat candy all day, as the parent, I'd say no. Why do you think a 5 year old is capable of making such a sophisticated decision as this? And, as a parent, aren’t you supposed to protect your children’s privacy at all costs?

Countless experts both in and out of the entertainment industry have said just how damaging filming is. If for some reasons your kids beat the odds, and it only harms one or two of them, does that make it still O.K.?

You say you want to give your children experiences. The last I checked, all the places I’ve seen you go are open to the public. Is it too much to make a savings plan to take your children on a trip? Are you that opposed to having to PAY for one of these so-called life “experiences”?

Did you ever stop to think that maybe if you downsize from the million dollar home & fancy cars and clothes that you would be able to support 8 kids on your nurse's salary and Jon’s IT tech salary?

fidosmommy said...

Lisa Ling was the voice of reason on the View.
Barbara Walters cut her off because she knows one of the cardinal rules of journalism...don't let a lucrative story die. Keep adding oxygen to a fire and it will keep burning. A lot of people are making money off this drama. All at the expense of eight innocent children. What does that say about our society?

Sherri Shepard is a very ignorant, angry woman. Okay, I'll just say it, she's dumb as a post.
Not a big fan of the male gender either I'm thinking. I think she's hoping most of them will fall off the edge of the world she still thinks is flat!


*****

Lisa Ling has been all over the world exposing exploitation, abuse and deprivation. In my opinion, she is one terrific woman who is
intent on holding these thing into the light to be examined and stopped. I truly believe it is so important to Lisa Ling to do this that she would do it without a paycheck, although I'm sure she's glad she gets paid. She is a humanitarian, a journalist, a strong woman and nobody's butt kisser. Can you tell I really respect her work?

Had this interview on The View been done while Lisa Ling was a regular host (she left several years ago to go back into journalism) I think Kate Gosselin would have met her match and then some. Lisa would have had more
clout then than she did as a returning guest host where she really did have to soften it up.
But, Lisa asks no questions lightly. If she was asking Kate if Kate needed to end the show, Lisa meant it as "Hey Kate. The kids are being exploited, they are
not happy, let's look at some video footage of your children, shall we? How can you defend this, Kate?"

If Lisa Ling told me the world was flat, I would probably have to rethink what I believe. She's probably been to the edge and has seen it for herself.

Speaking of Sherri Shepherd, she has issues. She has trust issues.
Her husband cheated on her and left her with her beautiful boy
Jeffrey to raise -- although I think the father is still involved in the boy's life. Sherri empathizes with anybody whose husband cheated, and she believes that Kate got cheated on with Jon's list of girlfriends. Therefore, Kate gets sympathy and understanding, and is doing what she has to do to get her life back on track. It's too close to Sherri's own story for Sherri to see it at all objectively.

Lisa Ling sees things objectively.
That's why I like her.

No, I am not being paid by LL to say nice things about her. Nor am I a relative or friend. Never met her. I just think she's tops in her field. Just wait another 20 years, and she'll make people ask who Barbara Walters was. She has a great future ahead of her.

Tess H. said...

fidosmommy said...
Lisa Ling was the voice of reason on the View.
Barbara Walters cut her off because she knows one of the cardinal rules of journalism...don't let a lucrative story die. Keep adding oxygen to a fire and it will keep burning. A lot of people are making money off this drama. All at the expense of eight innocent children. What does that say about our society?

************

I agree. I think Lisa Ling has remained pretty independent of the corporate side of the business. She is still a reporter. Barbara Walters isn't independent since she has The View and has been employed by the networks in other capacities. Lisa Ling seems to want to affect change via her reporting whereas Barbara wants to get the ratings, money, power, whatever via her work.

I believe Barbara Walters wants to position herself for future interviews with the Gosselins. She should look beyond the ratings, etc. and do what's best for the children and chime in now with her 'view' on what is wrong with this whole mess. Instead, I hate to even mention this, but could she be eyeing the Gosselins or a subset of the Gosselins as one of her 'most fascinating people of 2009'?!?! If she does, she better do it in such a way that drives the point that, while they may have captured attention, they did it in the least respectable and most costly way for a family. Or in other words, that they are not fascinating in a good way.

livnluv said...

mommadiane5 said...
What if the Gosselin kids actually do want the show to continue because that is the only time that Kate is with them? It should not be this way. But, when Kate has custody...she is going to NY to do the Today show. She could have phoned in that interview, as well as the View. She chose to leave her kids and go to NY. She did not have to. I do not think she really wants to be with her kids. I think they scare her. Maybe, because she cannot keep everyone under control.But, I think, they scare her.
----------------------------------

I still believe kate sees her children as possessions, not people. She will probably always make sure there's a nanny around, but kate is way too busy with her life to spend time with the kids. Unless it's on filming day and they're going to make her money. It is quite evident by her actions that she doesn't enjoy being with her kids. I doubt she EVER plays with them unless the camera is rolling. This woman is all about herself. period. You know, if she saw the light and REALLY cared about their welfare, there would be no kate+8.

Beagles 4 said...

I happened to find the queen on youtube talking about getting rid of the dogs. She even mentioned that the dogs bent the bars of their cage to get out. I think she should be in a cage. I also came across some footage on Jon taking the dogs back to the breeder while the sad looking kids watched at the door. Jon looked like the bad guy but I think we all know who was behind this. Jon even said that Kate didn't have time to look after them. Surprising!! She doesn't have time to look after anything but lining her pockets with her childrens' hard earned cash. Gosh this woman just ticks me off so bad. Here is the youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei-pmuSUatk

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

Just watched Nancy Grace rip Jon apart on the insider made milk come out of my nose and she defended Kate but someone FINALY asked one of those two real questions!!!!Hot dog!!

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Kathleen,
Very good email to Nancy Grace. I used to enjoy her show, but she has really become a bully. I don't watch her anymore. I'm sure that she has lost plenty of viewers after her "attack" on Jon.

It Won't Last said...

I'm surprised either of these two morons have the intelligence to even know what a checking account is. They are both total losers no matter how this turns out and I see it ending with all of them moving back into the old house and five years from now like none of the money or "fame" ever happened. Most of it is probably just a show anyway and will run its course like it does with everyone else. The kids have themselves to lean on, no one else, especially not their sorry excuses for parents. I hope they all turn out OK and unscathed by all this mess their parents have created for them. Jon and Kate, stay off TV and away from interviews. Everyone is laughing at you.

Mona said...

IMO, Jon's lawyer is going to watch his Ps and Qs pretty carefully during this case. He does NOT want the focus to be on him. It's already been revealed that he has a questionable background, and he will not allow that to harm this very, very visible client in this very, very
public divorce. He wants to redeem himself while winning the case for his client. I think he's going to behave himself pretty carefully. It will serve him well in future legal cases to do so.

(Perhaps he could give the Gosselin kids a few tips on behavior?)

rebeccalocke said...

I have had it up to here *points to michigan UP* with Jon and Kate,Kon,Khate, K8, Kate plus 8 and all the above. I have read until my eyes bleed, and still, I feel I am no closer to any of the truth then I have ever been with this crazy couple!As far as I am concerned?? They can BOTH get jobs at mcdonalds, and Wendys, Kmart, Walmart etc, plenty of us do and it hasnt hurt a thing! My father said you always appreciate things more if you work for them then if they are handed to you. Now, thats a statement Jon and Kate and gang surely cant live and tell! People, there is way to much obsession on this site! My own neighbors and family are in dire straites here in Michigan given the economy, and all I can seem to find is, a million missing here and there???
I understand interest, I am interested to a degree how many more kids the Jolie-Pitt family have. The key word here is to a degree.
I see REAL celebs in the news WAY far less then the ole' Gosselins. Things like, Brad Pitt celebrates kids birthdays with matching cakes. Period. No screamers like Kate and children may starve to death because Jon sucks as a dad and took out secret stash of money some where or another 11 accounts. Plus, as I read ( with above bleeding eyes)kate has herself squarely away on Paulas show. Ooops, maybe that was a lie to, or three, or 50000.
Seriously though, I can not tell by their words, nor their tears, nor their eyes, which, if either, is ever telling the truth. But man, ppl draw lines on here like they personally know them and know who is a liar and who is truthful.
I say lets grab a worthwhile book, or spend a day at a soup kitchen, or a day with the grand kids over, or adopt your own! It doesnt matter to me, what matters is that ppl get on with their own lives and live, and hope and dream, and be nice, and share. Every thing I ever needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten. And to sing a bit from a very nice song * clears throat* " Every body reach out and give a little bit more then you got to give"

DeeDee said...

On the TLC website, for the show Jon & Kate plus 8, you can click on "Just Ask Kate". I clicked on it, and it was literally put on the TLC site on 10/5/09:

Just Ask Kate
10/05/2009

What do you really want to know? Just ask Kate.

Post your questions here and stay tuned for Kate's responses.

Hit it guys! Start asking!!

Nanny Judy said...

The nanny's name is Nanny Judy. This is the pretty, Hispanic looking girl who has been taking the kids to the bus stop. You know, when their "hands-on" mother hasn't been.

This name info is courtesy of Jamie Cole Ayers (the woman grabbing the hell out of Colin's arm in the recent RadarOnline pics of the kids crying).

Brummygirl said...

Chewy said...
Ok, please forgive me if this is out of line, but is anyone else creeped out by all the links to pics that keep getting posted that involve the children? Isn't this the problem? They can't do ANYthing without being stalked and gawked at and analised. Their expressions, their body language, putting words into their mouths.
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I stated in the very beginning of all this, that Kate obviously does not realise how vunerable her children are. The bodyguard seems solely for her use.
There are too many creepy people around, predators, kidnappers etc.
This blatant issue of all information regarding the family, the house, her bedroom, the kids bedrooms, schools locations, is asking for trouble.
The very fact that their house is on the website even an ariel view, would make me feel very paranoid.

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...

Since TLC stands for The Learning Channel, the biggest thing I've learned from "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is that they are both incredibly poor parents.

I've dealt with children over the years and one thing I've learned is that children learn from their parents not only what parents tell their children but also how the parents behave. Parents are role models for their children at times when they least expect it. A parent is especially a role model for a child of the same gender.

Through her behavior, Kate has taught her daughters that it's okay to nag, insult, berate, and belittle their future boyfriends and husbands. Through his actions, Jon has taught his sons that it's okay to whore around with two or more women at the same time while telling each of his girlfriends that he loves them, they are his soulmate, etc.

And through both of their behaviors, Jon and Kate have taught their kids that it's okay to beg strangers for freebies and love offerings.

I wish that there was a grandparent, uncle, aunt, or even distant cousin who would try to get custody of those kids away from those two selfish parents.

Twins Bday said...

Cara & Mady's birthdays are tomorrow. Hope someone asks them what they wish for? Unscripted of course.

runwithwind said...

Jon mentioned on Insider last night that Kate had a deadbolt put on the master bedroom and many pundits doubted it. WELL..... If you look at last nights show with the "organization" victims who were brought in to help organize the basement, pause your Tivo when Kate is standing in the hallway, handing out toilet paper to the kids to disperse in the plethora of bathrooms in her mansion. You'll notice not only the disarray in the foyer with the stairway wall having been torn apart..... You'll also notice their first floor master suite to the left of your screen with the door shut and a brass deadbolt lock just over the brass door handle. Sort of reminds me of the large plastic spoon in the passenger door of the maxi van.

runwithwind said...

At this point in the train wreck, it's only a matter of time when the Crooked house builder, the tea room women, the basement organizers, the various "not nanny's", the Fed Ex employees, the flight attendants, limo drivers, tent erectors, camera people, pool cleaners, landscapers, alarm people, car salesmen, hotel employees, spa employees and all the other ringers the Gosselins have brought into this living hell, say what is really going on in that house of horrors. I can't wait.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Third Rock. I also posted the same questions to Kate's blog on TLC's site. I'm sure Kate won't see the questions, but let the PR folks at TLC see them. I can't wait to see the ratings from last night. Honestly, how much longer can they stage this phony production when we all know the reality that is being played out in the media?

Sum1Needs2StepIn said...

Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPx7bNyEhB0&feature=player_embedded

mommyo3 said...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2234291/is_divorce_a_luxury_of_reality_tv.html?cat=9

Yes, someone else who get it. This article is part opinion, part tongue-in-cheek humor, but it gets the point across. No one should be surprised at this divorce or all of the mess we're seeing. Glad that more in the media are taking notice, and hope that the kids can escape this hell once and for all.

HateKate said...

I just saw an excerpt of Jon and his lawywer "debating" "arguing" his issues with Nancy Grace on the Insider.

This is a shame. I feel sorry for the children. Jon is clearly not very smart with his choice of lawyer or his approach to securing his and his children's long term future.

How is being on the Insider and every other tabloid with his lawyer helping his custody and divorce negotations with Kate? Does Jon honestly think Kate will relent on terms of divorce, esp. with money, if you whine to the media. NO NO NO. The judge decides and Khate has already lawyered up with a Legitimate and high-power LA lawyer.

Jon, or Jon's family, if you are reading this blog, please please wake up and hire proper representation. Your lawyer just wants to be famous.

AZ mom said...

I don't think Kate got the hosting job with Paula Dean so it looks like TLC is giving her her own show called Kate.

8POE's said...

I shudder to think what Kate's telling the kids these days. As for the SOL trip, it was probably canceled because they couldn't have it all to themselves like everything else a long time ago and NOW Kate says it's because of Jon. It's something she'd do.

I sense the end is near. The more Kate trips herself up, the less Total Lack of Compassion will be able to do about it. She's become a loose cannon and soon, even TLC will have to distance themselves from her.

Of course "Exploitation Barbie" has no clue because she doesn't notice other people very well. She's completely oblivious that the more she goes public, the less people sympathize w/her. Even people who never saw this show are getting to KNOW her and not likin it.

Midnight is coming Kate. I'd say it's about 11:57. Your limo's about to turn back into a pumpkin. And it won't even be "organic".

Button Button said...

Donna Day said...
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

FINALLY! A professional who calls it like she sees it and speaks the truth!

No wonder I haven't seen her on "showbiz tonight" w. stupid AJ Hammer. That program is so biased and obviousy pro kate

10/03/2009 12:09 AM
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So nice to read something written by someone who actually knows what they are talking about! This doctor knows the kids by name and knows their personalities.

I wish she could be interviewed by the likes of Nancy Grace, Larry King, Meredith Viera, etc.

Donna Day said...

Just had a thought: if Jon is still "under exclusive TLC contract" and will be shown on some episodes, then why did they have to drop his name from the title? Was that really necessary?????

The View Sucks said...

Speaking of Sherri Shepard, she once announced on The View how many abortions she's had. I don't remember the exact number but it was almost as many as Kate has had births. I won't get into that debate, but the poster who said she is dumb is correct (not Just because she would tell something so private on TV, but because of how she acts) which shocks me even further that Barbara Walters supports her and thinks so highly of her as she stated on E news last night. This answers why Barbara continues to court Kate. I use to admire Barbara, but not any more. I find her judgement flawed which makes me think she too is only out for the buck. This has opened my eyes.

runwithwind said...

Doesn't look good for Jon this morning. Looks like his attorney should ask to have this hearing before another judge. The judge scheduled to decide on this is attending his wife's funeral. Sentiments from the bench may be harsh towards Jon in light of this fact. I'm just saying.

lukebandit said...

this is what jon should do when he gets back and has a couple of days with the kids. as soon as kate leaves to go and hide out, reportedly a mile away, he needs to pack the big van, load the kids and take them to the SOL on his own! like a normal family would. with no camera crew. just a disposeable camera to take pictures of the kids.
also, i am furious with kate when she called in to the view and said that she would work at McDonalds to support her kids. oh, my goodness, what a liar!
SHE WOULD MAKE MORE MONEY AS A NURSE, because she is a NURSE! IF I WAS A NURSE in PA, i would be FURIOUS! why can't the nursing association in PA make a statement about that! she doesn't intend to go back to nursing, and for her to say that on national tv for everyone to hear shows how demented and twisted she really is. she has slapped her fellow nurses in the face and laughed to boot! how could kate throw away the toys? maybe someone came by that goes thru trash for treasure and got them.
her day is coming. i just hope it is true that she took out 334K and they made her put it back awhile back. and when jon took out money, her people called the media.
the kids need:
hugs, kindness, security, speech pathologists, hot, home cooked food, the wooden spoon destroyed, debrainwashing of the girl for their hatred of boys and men in general, Shoka and Nala back, therapy, Dr. Lillian Glass, as their Guardian Ad Litem, area in backyard, so the kids can ride bikes in back and some nice swing sets.
Jon you could do this when kate leaves. you have the right.
kate's due date for reaping draws near. what if she has a nervous breakdown and then maybe jon and the relatives can get the children. we can only dream. i believe that she went on the today show to pretend cry that she only had a 1K and her bills were in her extremely expensive purse and she couldn't pay her bills. does she have the mortgage payment booklet in her purse? she only did this so people would send her money. she is doing this so she will not go to churches and do the love offering or either she can't book any churches. she is a fame J@ and her day is coming soon!

livnluv said...

Kathleen said...
Thanks, Third Rock. I also posted the same questions to Kate's blog on TLC's site. I'm sure Kate won't see the questions, but let the PR folks at TLC see them. I can't wait to see the ratings from last night. Honestly, how much longer can they stage this phony production when we all know the reality that is being played out in the media?
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The sad part is, the weekly show is now the tame part in all of this. It definitely should go but even if that happens there will still be the "show" of the J*K divorce being played out in the public and press. If the parents can't find their way to do so, there is ONE person who can put a big halt to this. Judge: GAG ORDER, GAG ORDER! And while you're at it, order this family into counseling.

livnluv said...

BREAKING NEWS: Jon & Kate Hearing Canceled Wednesday Morning After Judge's Wife Dies BREAKING NEWS: Jon & Kate Hearing Canceled Wednesday Morning After Judge's Wife Dies
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Posted on Oct 07, 2009 @ 08:33AM print it send it
WENNKate Gosselin will not get her chance to confront estranged hubby Jon in court Wednesday morning over her claims he withdrew $230,000 in money from their joint savings account, without her permission.

Judge Arthur Tilson canceled today's hearing after his wife died of cancer early this morning.

A new date for the hearing will be set sometime next week.

As RadarOnline.com was first to report, Kate filed court papers in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on Monday demanding that Jon sell his two luxury cars and reimburse their joint bank account with the money she claims he stole.

EXCLUSIVE: Read The Secret Gosselin Court Papers

Kate says Jon wiped out their savings, leaving only $1,000 in the account. She claims she can't pay her bills.

Read The Blistering Letter Sent By Kate’s Lawyer Regarding Missing Money

Jon left Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon after a whirlwind media blitz. When asked if he was planning to give the money back, he replied curtly: "I didn't take it."

Kate's attorneys are also asking Jon be held on contempt charges for withdrawing the funds without consenting Kate first -- which he was legally required to do per an arbitrator's ruling when the couple filed for divorce in June.

rosie said...

Ratings anyone?

OGGAL said...

Mona said...
IMO, Jon's lawyer is going to watch his Ps and Qs pretty carefully during this case. He does NOT want the focus to be on him. It's already been revealed that he has a questionable background, and he will not allow that to harm this very, very visible client in this very, very
public divorce. He wants to redeem himself while winning the case for his client. I think he's going to behave himself pretty carefully. It will serve him well in future legal cases to do so.

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Good point, however, IMO he wants to win the case for the $$$$. It's always about the money and if Jon wins so does the lawyer. I'll bet you anything that he gets a cut of whatever Jon wins...if Jon doesn't win it's basically "Eff me! No all I get is my measley $400 per hour!" It's all about the money!

Go Away said...

Yesterday I sent an email to TLC about J/K+8. The response was normal boilerplate stuff, except for this line.
"Thank you for contacting TLC. We appreciate your correspondence and for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with us about Kate Plus 8."
Interesting, their drop down menu to comment on a specific show indicates J/K+8 but their response is the Kate Plus 8. Wasn't it just last week that Jon was fired and then TLC said he still had a valid contract. Okay, I'm confused now.

TUNDRA said...

Do we know the ratings yet for Monday's episode? Last week it was 1.3 million down from 1.7 million the week before.


T.I.A.

Slip of the Tongue said...

welcome2therealworld said...
It continues to remain absolutely unbelieveable to me that there is anyone in their right moral mind who is actually pro-Jon anything!!! Really?? Can we be serious??!! Controlling, some of you say about Kate....well, I beg your pardons, but if I hate 8 kids, six of them being 5yrs old....Honey, you better believe some control is gonna be established or else I would imagine everything would fall apart at the seam in your household on a daily basis.
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Nice little slip of the tongue there sheeple when you say "...but if I HATE 8 kids..."

I am begining to think that, although kate doesn't hate them they are a burden to the traveling lifestyle that she so craves.

Unbelievable!! said...

OK, I just took a look at radaronline and saw that the court case was postponed due to the death of the judge's wife. I took a look at the comments and here is one from one of the sheeple: "WTF? Why the HELL didn't this Judge just order Jon to pay the $ back? How are the kids supposed to be cared for in the mean time? This judge is a moron. why are u working on such a high profile case, when your WIFE IS DYING? May she RIP".

These sheeple are unbelievable, uneducated, unfeeling idiots! May the poor man's wife RIP and may he find some comfort in the fact that most people are not like this idiot sheeple.

Janice in NC said...

welcome2therealworld said...
It continues to remain absolutely unbelieveable to me that there is anyone in their right moral mind who is actually pro-Jon anything!!! Really?? Can we be serious??!! Controlling, some of you say about Kate....well, I beg your pardons, but if I hate 8 kids, six of them being 5yrs old....

Sheeple, I "beg your pardons"...please use spell and grammar check!!!! Lordy be!

ErinKate said...

Law and Order is going to do a show based on Jon and Kate. Seems like the reality star wife will be killed and her husband is accused of her murder. I hope the kids don't hear about this. I hope Jon and Kate are happy now because they are real famous.

Baba said...

Re: Sherri on the View
Yes she has had a lot of abortions but now she is against abortion. Go figure, when it was convenient for her, she was all for it. Now that she feels differently, she wants it denied for others. I hate people like her. She was also a big druggie.

Samantha said...

I posted a question on the TV By the Numbers site asking for Jon & Kate's ratings for this week.

Here's the response:

Last night’s (10/05) 9pm J&K+8 = 1.714 m

The person who provided these numbers, TV Bill, added:

(Kinda disappointing, given all the free publicity w/the Jon drama).

But I don't find this disappointing at all. I was really afraid they were going to shoot up, given all the tabloid drama this week.

fidosmommy said...

Straight from a sheeple's mouth:

"well, I beg your pardons, but if I hate 8 kids, six of them being 5yrs old...."

Thank you, Sheeple, for stating what we've been trying to point out. Kate hates the eight, but only puts up with them when it serves her purpose.

Gee, they're seeing the light....!

Mona said...

OGGAL said...
Mona said...
IMO, Jon's lawyer is going to watch his Ps and Qs pretty carefully during this case. He does NOT want the focus to be on him. It's already been revealed that he has a questionable background, and he will not allow that to harm this very, very visible client in this very, very
public divorce. He wants to redeem himself while winning the case for his client. I think he's going to behave himself pretty carefully. It will serve him well in future legal cases to do so.

**********************************

Good point, however, IMO he wants to win the case for the $$$$. It's always about the money and if Jon wins so does the lawyer. I'll bet you anything that he gets a cut of whatever Jon wins...if Jon doesn't win it's basically "Eff me! No all I get is my measley $400 per hour!" It's all about the money!

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Oh, of course it is! No doubt. However, if he relies on his legal expertise and controls his tongue well, he will likely make MORE $$$
in the future from other clients who have equally sticky cases.

It's not just THIS case he wants to win, it's all FUTURE cases he wants to win. More wins, more clients, more $$$$. And he comes off looking like a true lawyer, not a sleeze lawyer who is the fodder for jokes. I'm thinking about the opinions thrown around about Johnny Cochran, OJ Simpson's lawyer. He did the job for OJ, but his reputation went down the tubes because of his attitude.

They are more then done said...

If the ratings for Mon. were 1.7, then the show is REALLY done. With all the controversy this week about the both of them and bank accts, lawyers, money...if that's all the viewers tuning in, that's pathetic. Thank God no more filming. Now they just have to run out on the ones they've filmed.

erin said...

OGGAL: The lawyer will not get a cut from the settlement in Jon's divorce. It is unethical to charge contingency fees in divorce cases and if he does so he will be disbarred.

1.3 and falling said...

I saw other ratings that put Monday at 1.3 million viewers. Can we get an accurate count, because if 1.3 is correct that is another nose dive from last week.
I have a feeling the 1.3 figure is correct.

cheryl said...

As K has been the gatekeeper all these years, the IRS won't have to go far to establish an audit trail.
Where is their CPA or tax Accountant?? K pretty well perjured
herself when the banker p.s. I've transferred funds from your other accounts. Can't be too poor, let's
hope Larry King and Meridith Viera also saw it.
Jon, get busy on your tell all book.

LB said...

Get this…there’s a video on TMZ of Jon getting an email from Kate telling him he may only STAY TWO HOURS for the twins’ birthday tomorrow because it’s too STRESSFUL. She’s really nutty. She is putting her own needs ahead of the twins’ needs. It’s their birthday, for god’s sake! They will want their dad to stay and do the normal birthday stuff. They have a vast residence; they could each stay on one side of the yard for the entire day for all I care. Just be there for their birthday! Why put the children in the middle of this? It’s so ridiculous! It makes me angry, actually that she is acting like a diva.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

I'm personally very shocked and surprised that this Jamie person has a very public facebook and is showcasing "someone elses" children on it.

It is not marked private or you don't even have to be friends with her to view all her photos or writings.

There is just something wrong with this. And those mugging pictures concern me too - those are NOT just kids mugging - those are very "angry" faces.

Some best friend

Samantha said...

Regarding the question about which ratings number is accurate -- the 1.3 million number is for the second episode of the night, the repeat. The number for the new episode is 1.7 million.

those poor kids said...

I wanted to see what the first site would be if Cara or Mady googled their own name. When you put Mady Gosselin into the search a box pops up with suggested searches. Every one of them except Biography was something negative. I feel so sorry for these children.

Ms.Peach said...

David Zurawik is working on verifying ratings for Monday's show.

Samantha said...

(Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere.)

TMZ now has a video of Jon reading an e-mail aloud in which Kate tells him that despite an earlier agreement whereby both would attend the twins' birthday party, she only wants him to see the girls for two hours that day, from 4 to 6 p.m. after picking them up from the bus stop.

Jon says that since Kate "signed off" on him being there all day, as a part of their custody agreement, he's going to stay as long as he wants. He also laughs at Kate's claim that she's cutting his hours because it would be too stressful "for the kids."

JenniferP said...

I just saw a video of Jon saying that he got a message on his Blackberry from Kate telling him that he should pick up the kids tomorrow at 4 and can stay until 6 to celebrate Cara and Mady's birthday. She says it will be "too stressful for the kids" for him to stay any longer. I can't believe that she can't even make an effort to get along with Jon for the sake of Cara and Mady! What a horrible, hateful thing for her to do.

She's working on cutting Jon out of the lives of the children the way she cuts everyone else out.

I guess this kind of stuff goes on all over the world every day, but it is horribly painful to watch.

Chewy said...

"I'm personally very shocked and surprised that this Jamie person has a very public facebook and is showcasing "someone elses" children on it.

It is not marked private or you don't even have to be friends with her to view all her photos or writings.

There is just something wrong with this. And those mugging pictures concern me too - those are NOT just kids mugging - those are very "angry" faces.

Some best friend "

I doubt she is a best friend at all, but an old friend looking to make a dime. Broadcasting another person's kids is horrible, except in this case, the parents don't give a crap-and likely even encourage it. If the pics are coming from somewhere 'personal', it downplays the negative pap 'public' photos.
Wretched, indeed.

Chewy said...

"Re: Sherri on the View
Yes she has had a lot of abortions but now she is against abortion. Go figure, when it was convenient for her, she was all for it. Now that she feels differently, she wants it denied for others. I hate people like her. She was also a big druggie."

So having a past and reforming is now unacceptable? She has the right to be against abortion more than anyone, considering she knows exactly what it's like to go through it. The rest of us have can hide our dirty secrets, she opened up about them.

Personally, I am very pro-choice, but on principle I defend her right to an opinion. People with actual experiences have a lot to offer on the perspective. And we so want the world to change their minds about Kate and Jon, but judge another person for changing her mind about some other topic.

Besides, this side argumant, I suppose, is meant to discredit Shari for being on Kate's side. Sadly, her poor judgement of Kate's character has happened to plenty of people out there, with or without "shady" pasts.

Kathleen said...

I just checked out Jamie's Facebook page - wow. Considering everything going on with the Gosselins, you'd think Jamie would keep her Facebook page private, or not put up photos of the Gosselin kids.

I also read some of Jamie's comments on her photos...as late as the middle of May of this year, Jamie was saying things like, "Jon & Kate are fine [in their marriage]!"

Things that make you go HMM....

Ms.Peach said...

LIVE TODAY AT 6PM, TMZ WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS!

Harvey and Mike are answering anything you want -- from the messy Gosselin battle over money and kids to K-Fed's even messier home.

Submit your questions in the comments section.

They'll answer 'em, live, today around 6pm ET/3pm PT.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0THtiY5S2

GO TO TMZ.COM

Suzi said...

Cheryl said...

As K has been the gatekeeper all these years, the IRS won't have to go far to establish an audit trail.
Where is their CPA or tax Accountant?? K pretty well perjured
herself when the banker p.s. I've transferred funds from your other accounts. Can't be too poor, let's
hope Larry King and Meridith Viera also saw it.
Jon, get busy on your tell all book.
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I'm a tax lawyer and I was reading somewhere about all of the freebies and perks the Gosselins receive and it made me wonder if the fair market value of those items are being added to their taxable gross income as it should be. I wouldn't be surpisded if an IRS audit is the next step in the ridiculous melodrama Kate Gosselin calls reality!!

Friend or Obsessed Sheeple said...

Interesting...Jon Gosselin calls Kate's BFF Jamie his "babysitter...the one who pulled Collin's arm" in the interview up on radar.

Also, making this psycho stalker, i mean BFF with an openfacebook page seem even weirder is the fact that in the arm pulling picks she is wearing Kate's shoes (from the schoolbus pics - u can tell they are not her's cause they are way too big) and Kate's sunglasses that were on the cover of all those gossip rags all summer...WTF???

GrowUpKate said...

The twins should be able to decide how long their Dad (and any other relatives... including Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin, Jon's Mom, Jon's brothers, Kate's Parents, etc.) stay for their bday. It really isn't about Kate. It's about her children who love their Dad (and their Mom).

I'm sure if they're having a party, it's not tomorrow...but most likely on the weekend. Regardless, both parents should always have access on Bdays and Holidays.

Grow up, Kate. If it's so stressful, leave the kids with Jon and go get some new spray tan and a mani-pedi. Somehow, I think you'll find the money for that.

NewWester said...

Check out what Law & Order has planned:Jon and Kate Gosselin’s public war of words has inspired an episode of Law & Order. The Oct. 16 episode - titled “Reality Bites” - centers around a reality show, Larry Plus 10, which documents the struggles of a single dad who’s raising 10 adopted special needs kids by himself — after his wife, Joy, is bludgeoned to death.

According to the New York Post, “Detectives Lupo and Bernard (Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson) grow suspicious when it’s revealed that Joy Johnson wasn’t totally on board with doing the show — she feared for her kids’ privacy — and that Larry, a real estate developer deeply in debt, signed the lucrative Larry Plus 10 contract the day after his wife’s murder

Chewy said...

"LIVE TODAY AT 6PM, TMZ WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS!

Harvey and Mike are answering anything you want -- from the messy Gosselin battle over money and kids to K-Fed's even messier home."

Heh, sure they will answer them, but will any of the answers be true?

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