Monday Oct 26 - You Ask, Kate Answers

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Canadian Mom said...

SHEEPLE Ask, Kate LIES.

NoUse4Kate said...

Scripted questions by the TLC staff does NOT count as a Q&A show. Nice try though TLC.

Have totally saturated out said...

I don't want to know if she is going to get married again. I don't care who does her hair. I really, really don't want to know why she always wears heels. (These are the sample questions I have seen written up). Think I will give this one a pass and get the interesting stuff here on the recap. Thanks in advance to whoever has to take the hit.

Reality Bites said...

Oh, goodie, another chance to watch Kate self interview with her usual skill, polish, and in depth analysis....

Q: "Do I live in an alternate reality?"

A: "Yes, I do, I live in KateWorld, where everyone loves and wants to be me."

Q: "Do I have a sniff of a clue what life is really about?"

A: "Yes, life is about me, all me, just me. And I'm so wonderful that I'm willing to share myself with others, so tune in to Kate +8 and I'll allow you to worship me. From a distance though. Dirty, germy jealous peasant that all of you are."

Q: "Do I ever wonder what purpose I am serving on this planet?"

A: "I know I am here to lead and rule the galaxy as its righteous queen."

Q: "Do the naysayers ever get me down?"

A: "No, I'm completely unable to notice anything beyond myself. After all, I AM the total package."

She's come undone said...

I promise I will NOT feed this woman's sick ego by watching this show all about her. I hope to goodness no one watches. Except the one person doing the recap and BM, of course. I know we are not suppose to say, "don't watch," but pleeezzzzz don't watch!

Reality Bites said...

She's Come Undone: You can count on it. Other than this one website, you can stick a fork in me, because I am DONE watching ANYTHING Gosselin. I hope most others here will comply with your request not to watch.

fidosmommy said...

If this were a call-in show, I'd start speed dialing Sunday afternoon to make sure I got on.

My first question would be "Are you still there?" My second question would be "why?".

What a load of horse hockey. This woman has nothing to say.

judyv said...

NoUse4Kate said...

Scripted questions by the TLC staff does NOT count as a Q&A show. Nice try though TLC.

10/24/2009 5:54 PM
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Too funny!

"Nice try though, Jon." I think that couch comment was when I realized Kate was certifiably emotionally abusive.

Rose said...

I will bet you any amount of money that at least one (if not EVERY SINGLE ONE OF) these classic "go-to" responses will be utilized by Kate during this episode:

1. Question: Why do you do this show?.....It's all for my kids. I need to press on for my kids. It's all for them. The show must go on. I have to be able to provide for my kids.

2. Question: Why won't you quit the show and give your kids back some normalcy? .....We can't go back. We can only go forward.

3. Question: Tell us a little about each of your kids (as if we don't know, but you can expect Kate to drag this question out to fill at least half the episode).....they are eight of the best kids in the world. They are SO well-rounded and adaptable! Cara is quiet and caring, but she holds all her emotions in. Mady is so spirited and passionate about what she believes in, but oh, what a spitfire she is...Alexis is so loving and has a huge personality...Collin is methodical and organized, just like me...Leah is my teeny little princess, small but well-spoken, yet prone to public spankings...Aaden is the professor, so smart...Joel is whiny and just like his father.

4. Question: What are the down sides of the show, and why do you put up with it?.....Everyone has to go to work. Everyone has a job. We have a very unique job, but it has taught us many, many good things. (Then spend five minutes naming those many, many good things, aka the free trips and allowing the kids to "see the world," because again, it's all about them, and they would never have left their small Pennsylvania town if not for the show.)

5. Question: Is the show healthy for your kids?.....They are learning so, so much. They are being given so many opportunities and life experiences. They are positively affected. They love filming. If they ever said they didn't want to film, we'd be done. (allow me to call that one as complete and total BS!!!!!)


Feel free to watch this episode if you'd like...I plan on watching, just to see if she really does provide the same repetitive cookie-cutter responses to every question. She will not allow any of the really tough questions to be televised, so of course, we will be seeing the same hum-drum questions and the same answers she has given over and over and over. Want to know why? Because ultimately, if anyone even dared to ask her even one of the really difficult questions, it would be game over, because she wouldn't be able to answer it, and then the whole world will know. Hey, they've got to keep the charade going somehow.

Oh, and because the kids are not allowed to be filmed at this point, and TLC is desperate to squeeze out as many episodes as humanly possible with the unused footage they have, we can easily expect a "Kate Answers Your Questions, Part 2" the following week. That's just another opportunity to use mostly old footage of the kids, and then Kate can fill in all the gaps with her grating, "what a poor little single mom I am" voice and all-too-familiar couch interviews. However many episodes they have remaining, you can bet that 95% of each episode will be Kate's face, and then they can stretch the kids' footage as far as possible. Is TLC really that predictable? Apparently so.

Reality Bites said...

Judyv, was that the one where were supposedly reminiscing about 'best' and 'worst' moments and Kate began raking Jon over the coals yet again by blaming him as always for HER behavior, and when he said he really didn't want to go over that incident again, she informed him 'the conversation is NOT over,' that 'not discussing it again was not communication', but 'nice try, though'?

The woman IS abusive. How much more evidence would anyone need to SEE the abuse?

TLC shameless said...

I am not going to watch the show and give them ratings just because TLC says it's the last few episodes. It's a trick. They lure you to tune in thinking that it's the last few and what harms it can do. Once the ratings go up, they will never give up exploiting those kids.

DLCF said...

Reality Bites said...
The woman IS abusive. How much more evidence would anyone need to SEE the abuse?
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I think she'd have to stab him on national television. And even then she'd blame him for getting in the way of her knife.

It's because of the gender reversal, totally. Some people can't buy the concept of woman as abuser AT ALL.

I just want to know how long she thinks she can keep this up.

Shari said...

So help me if they pretend to ask her why she still wears that #$%*ing ring......

Reality Bites said...

DLCF said, "I think she'd have to stab him on national television. And even then she'd blame him for getting in the way of her knife.

It's because of the gender reversal, totally. Some people can't buy the concept of woman as abuser AT ALL. "

You are SO right. There IS a double standard for abuse. It's disheartening when women give other women a pass for abusive behaviors.

And I love the way you put it, that she could stab him on nat'l tv and her claim of innocence would be that 'he got in the way of my knife'. This captures abuser-think perfectly. Well said.

Abuse is never ok for either gender. There is NO EXCUSE for it. EVER.

wicked howdy said...

fidosmommy said...

If this were a call-in show, I'd start speed dialing Sunday afternoon to make sure I got on.
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LOL!! you are TOO funny...hahahhaha

iheartmyhubby said...

I would ask her if she's had a breast augmentation. Somehow, I think this question would not get picked.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

I would ask her if she, TLC, or anyone working for/with her approached Jon last October and informed him (either verbally or in writing, or both) that the marriage was over and he was free to do as he pleases as long as he continues taping.

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

I will NOT watch this one; no way!

I AM looking forward to the recap though.

Nerissa said...

Any Q&A show with Kate means an episode the kids didn't have to film. I'm all for that. If she wants to monologue about her life let her *yawn*.

@Shari and people who have trouble with her wearing the ring - I still wore my wedding ring for about 5 months after my divorce was final. I just wasn't ready to let go and think about myself as single.

uneasy said...

I would ask her how much time she spends with her kids when it is her custody day, and how many people are in the house with her besides the kids, on her custody day.

Mikemom said...

I would ask so if you were makin memories with all the shows how do you feel about watching yourself verbally abuse your husband and your kids watching??

8POE's said...

This'll be so pointless. She doesn't answer questions. Not the ones we want answered. She lies so much we can't believe the answers she gives anyway. I'm reminded of a Q&A epi they had along time ago. It gave me one of the moments where I actually yell at the TV.

Jon read the question. It went something like "Why do you let the kids hit each other w/objects in the head of all places?" Kate then went into a spiel about why they do it. NO! Noone's struggling w/WHY they do it. The question was why do you ALLOW it?

Jon,Jen,the crew, everyone, let her just avoid the question. Much to my chagrin. It's also an example of something I've always had trouble with. Just what kind of half-assed "Prime Directive" does the crew have anyway?

I've seen too many examples to write of how the crew doesn't interfere. Where's the line drawn? It seems sometimes like if a kid was running w/scissors, playing w/matches, hurting each other they WON'T stop it. Hurting HAS happened.

I've seen the kids just do something they shouldn't be doing b/c they're not allowed and nothing's done. You'd think w/the crew the kids couldn't get away w/anything but it's not the case.

emma said...

Here's a few things I'd like to ask Kate:

1. What exactly do you do for a living? Do you work? Do you even know the definition of work?

2. Are you not at all embarrassed that you are so addicted to the limelight?

3. Were you like this as a child? I mean, were you the kind of kid who was like, "well, any attention is better than no attention."

4. Do you have any friends? Let me re-phrase that: do you have any friends that haven't been "bought" by TLC?

5. Why do you have a bodyguard? Do you really think of yourself as being in the same category as A-list celebrities?

6. Why do you call yourself a devoted Christian? You certainly don't act like a Christian. Last year, when you and Jon renewed your vows, you threatened in front of your kids that you would "kill daddy if smeared cake all of my face."

7. How were you planning on supporting your kids had you not been offered a reality show in the first place?

8. Why do you claim that your show is not scripted and is as real as real can get? If it's so real, why do you ham it up for the cameras? Why do you crack jokes with the camera crew and go out of your way to "act" in front of the cameras?

9. Do you honestly believe that people are gonna remember you in a few years? After all the recent shenanigans you and Jon have pulled, I highly doubt you'll have a long-lasting tv career.

10. Have you thought at all of what you're going to say in about 10 years when reporters ask you to respond to the E! True Hollywood Story: The Gosselin Kids?

Just some questions I had for our "poor single mother who can't pay her bills." Too bad her questions will be scripted and will probably ask something stupid like "how do you manage getting 8 kids ready for school everyday?"

acertaingirl said...

One of the questions that floated on screen during the promo asked "what happened to the dogs"? Can't wait to hear Ms Kate spin that one!!

Hopefully she will be wearing shoes for the interview.

f8k8 said...

It would be much more interesting if it was a call-in show. That way, I can call and say her name backward. Maybe she'll self-destruct when you say her full name backwards?

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Q: Kate, can you re-fresh our memories about your mission statement. How are you implementing it in your everyday life and how successful have you been?

Q: Can you remember the words of your wedding vows? Can you remember the words of your vow renewal? What resonated most with you?

Q: What were you thinking?

Q: Have you ever looked up the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse? verbal abuse? physical abuse? spousal abuse? child abuse?

Q: What has been the most meaningful and lasting relationship in your life?

shel said...

I am partcipating in a tv ratings this week so I will have to pass on J&K plus 8. Oh darn at least I am not missing a show with the cute kids in it.

shel said...

I've seen too many examples to write of how the crew doesn't interfere. Where's the line drawn? It seems sometimes like if a kid was running w/scissors, playing w/matches, hurting each other they WON'T stop it. Hurting HAS happened.

I've seen the kids just do something they shouldn't be doing b/c they're not allowed and nothing's done. You'd think w/the crew the kids couldn't get away w/anything but it's not the case.
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Many moons ago they did a show where they had the little pop up baloons with facts from the show. On that show they stated the crew is not allowed to tell or discipline the kids. I think that was definety true when the kids were sharing suckers when they had the flu. The crew didn't tell Kate to later and remember when poor little Joel was just drooling over the jelly beans and mady and cara were gobbling them down; One of the crew said he couldn't give Joel any he would get in trouble then they finaly gave the poor boy one. Just one.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Please DON'T watch Monday nights show! TLC is trying to pull ratings up to keep her going. They KNOW these Q&A shows draw people in!!! DONT WATCH!

If you have to watch, watch it on youtube on Tuesday...or just read the recap here

konhasyoufooled said...

I have only 1 question and if asked that there would be no need for more questions as the answer would solve all the mysteries.

Kate...Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you GOD?

As soon as she opens her mouth to respond she goes up in flames. Problem solved

For The Moment? said...

Questions:

1. Why did you not go to therapy/counseling with Jon to try and save your marriage?

2. What was the catalyst that made you suddenly decide you wanted to end your 10-year marriage when you have 8 young and emotinally needy kids to consider?

3. Why do you not have your kids in therapy, when they are acting out and obviously suffering, during the midst of a very public and nasty divorce for the world to see?

4. Why did you agree to take a traveling job with TLC (i.e. the organic restauranteer) and the self promotion tours with the women's conference leaving your kids with sitters for days when they are going through such a difficult time with the divorce?

5. If you dislike the paparazzi so much why do you insist upon going out with your entourage if not to the place of your choice then whatever place your handlers will allow, usually FAO Schwartz?

5. Why do you dress so provocatively and inappropriately when you are on mommy duty?

6. Why do you hold hands with your body guard when you think no one is looking?

7. Why do you carry 2 mismatching handbags?

8. How can you cry poor and essentialy solicit donations from people less fortunate than you when you have had 2 books on the NY Times bestseller list?

9. Why do you need a personal shopper to help you pick out toys for your kids?

10. What happened in your life to enable you to have such emotional distach from your kids, your family, your husband, your fans and essentially anyone that crosses you?

Two clueless idiots said...

I'm wondering if this is TLC's way of gauging whether people are interested in watching Kate and hearing what she has to say without the presence of Jon and the kids??? I'll bet the network will be watching the ratings for this show pretty closely to see if K can capture or hold anyone's interest, since they're still trying to get her a show of her own.

Yet another reason I won't be watching, in addition to the obvious "that's one hour of my life I'll never get back" argument!

For The Moment? said...

Questions--I forgot one>>>

People who are very fortunate and blessed generally feel the need to give back--what do you do in this regard?

Two clueless idiots said...

Here are some of my questions:

Name the children at the tups' 5th birthday party. Name their parents. (first and last names, please)

Name 5-10 children in each of your kids' classrooms at school. What are their parents' names?

What book is Mady reading right now? Cara?

Can you name your kids' gym teacher? School nurse? Librarian?

How many sight words do your younger kids know?

How are you personally working with your younger children to help prepare them for Kindergarten next year?

Do you tuck your children into bed every night when you're with them? Do you wake them up in the morning for school?

Describe your bedtime routine with your children.

What is each of the younger kids' favorite books and why is it a favorite?

Name 20 books on your younger kids' bookshelves.

Name 20 books on Mady and Cara's bookshelves.

Name the last book you read aloud to each child.

Do you physically check on your kids before you go to sleep at night? Do you kiss them while they are asleep and tell them that you love them?

Have your older girls ever had a sleepover at your house? Have they ever attended a sleepover at someone else's house?

What sports, music lessons or school activities do your children participate in?

What camps or activities did your older girls participate in last summer when school was out? (This does not include scripted trips for filming the show!)

Outside of the show, describe an activity that your family participates in that teaches the kids to serve others or to be grateful?

When is the last time you cooked and delivered a meal to a sick friend or family member?

This is just a start...I'm sure I can come up with 100 more as the day goes on!!!

TandLMommy28 said...

Kate, what are you going to do in six months when the world has forgotten about you?

johanna said...

I hope somebody asks why she told the kids repeatedly in the renewing vows episode that their parents would be together forever, knowing all along that the marriage was over. Very abusive behavior.

GoPoshGo said...

Canadian Mom said...
SHEEPLE Ask, Kate LIES.

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LOL!!!

GoPoshGo said...

Bottom line: Kate DOESN'T answer questions. She either provides a stock response like "it's all for the kids" or "I have to move forward." Or, she spirals into Kate-babble and answers a totally different question altogether. All of her responses are designed to (a) make the sheeple feel sorry for poor Kate and/or (b) make her appear to be mom-of-the-year.

Like all Kate interviews, tonight's episode will be an exercise in frustration. My sympathies to the recapper.

E said...

Yay! A whole episode of Kate sitting in a chair with a packet of paper. That will undoubtably be a great show! [/sarcasm]

Certainly 90% of the questions asked will be answered as "*Shrilling scream of death* Oh, I'm not answering that question."

DLCF said...

Nerissa said...

@Shari and people who have trouble with her wearing the ring - I still wore my wedding ring for about 5 months after my divorce was final. I just wasn't ready to let go and think about myself as single.
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That's SO much more real and emotionally honest than Kate, though. You've just given people a glimpse into your heart (and thank you for that, it was very brave and I'm sending you hugs!). She hasn't been real about it at all.
And since she's pulled the "I leave it on for the kids" routine since day one, it's too late for her to switch stories. She'll try at some point.

MBach said...

I still want to see the ratings fall to only 1 person - the recapper for GWOP.

If only those curious to see what Kate lies about next tune in, then the ratings should be VERY poor. At least I hope so.

If only those that want this show "that is their life" to continue tune in, then that should also be a VERY small number. Maybe The Lying Channel staff, Kate's hairdresser, Steve the cough cough bodyguard, the not-a-nanny, and the paps. Afterall, Kate/hate says only they (now meaning she) will make money off of their children, but there are lots of people living off the work and lives of small children.

I WILL NOT WATCH!
That's a promise.

Pattypanda said...

Is this supposed to be a live show or pre taped?

Pattypanda said...

Great thought - if it's a live show tomorrow, but the judge gives them a gage order - so much for a show.

JFaye said...

Monday's episode will be scripted just like they all are. I'm sure Kate and co will have reviewed each question and formulated answers before the camera even begins to roll. Anyone thinking this won't just be Kate spin with slams at Jon and 'poor me' whining for 60 minutes hasn't been paying attention.

mommadiane5 said...

I think that TLC is not as sure of Kate and her new show as Kate would like to think. The Dallas tv examiner had an article last week, that made it seem like Kate's question show was an audition.

Here's my question: After all the times that we saw Aunt Jodi have most of your children, sometimes all of them...How come we never saw you watch Jodi's kids?

That's how it works in the real world. And, no , I won't be watching. I hope most of you won't either. Recappers have my sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Just Wondering...
How do you teach your children family values when you obviously chose to estrange yourself from your own parents and siblings. Do your children even know their extended family?

Protect8 said...

A narcissist's dream. A whole show of answering questions from people (TLC) who "love" her.

Geema said...

Not watching this one either! It will all be total BS anyway. Every single Q & A they have ever done on this show has been ridiculous! Remember when one of the questions, way back when, was if the kids were right or left handed and they didn't know????? Valid question, seeing that Kate is a lefty and Jon is right handed. My husband is also left handed and we have one lefty out of four. I knew she was left handed when she was eight months old. Her daughter is a year old and she is a lefty as well. How could they not know the handedness of four year olds? Could they possibly be that self absorbed?

It will be the same old questions and same old answers. There's a new show on at nine o'clock on NBC... Trauma, I've been watching that. I bet TLC wanted to name the new show Trauma but it was already taken!

Lucy said...

Personally I would not watch this show, (even if they PAID me) because Khate has nothing to say that interests me. She is totally fake, you will never get real unscripted answers from her, and she is just NOT a nice human being. Why watch a very TOXIC woman who is so obviously in denial about her world? Khate needs counselling not more media coverage or false temporary support from $$ hungry TLC.

Rose said...

Wow, you guys have some really good questions!!! Even if only ONE of them could be given to Kate and she'd be forced to answer it on-air, justice would be served.

I have another one: In reference to Jon withdrawing all that money, Kate recently said in an interview that "I never thought I'd be in a position where I had to worry about providing for my kids." Um, HELLO!!!! What about that day you saw seven little babies on that ultrasound when you already had twins at home? Did the thought of having nine children ever make you think, my gosh, how am I going to provide for them?? Even people with only ONE child spend their lives worrying about how they're going to make ends meet and give their children a good life, so don't give me that BS. Kate is a liar if this is the first time she's worried about having enough money for her kids. Oh, wait. She IS a liar.

tallblonde said...

Q: What happened in your childhood - or whatever did your parents do to you - to make you the narcissistic bitch you are today?

A: Ummmmmmmmm.......

Im_in_PR said...

Baltimore Sun TV Critic David Zurawik is asking the same question!

KatyKat said...

@Two Clueless Idiots...

Excellent questions. Loving your children is knowing who they are as individuals, not just dragging them from "culturish" trip to "culturish" trip.

Nyk said...

Will Kate ask herself questions? Yes, yes she will.

Will Kate answer other people's questions? Only with stock answers.

Will Kate answer her own questions? Of course!

Will we care? No, no we won't.

Will I watch? Not a chance.

ErinKate said...

When will you go away for good....

thehazlettfamily said...

First, please excuse me as I hang my head in shame....I read the book last night. I got it from the library just to see what lies she was spewing.

My questions would directly refer to what she "wrote" in her book.

1. p. 68..."Media attention, at first, was flattering. Who wouldn't want to know that so many people were rooting for your babies to survive? But in may ways it was an added distraction that was way beyond what we were prepared to cope with?"

Q. As the parents of two and six impending, it was beyond your coping skills, so why as parents of 8 did you think was acceptable and less difficult to cope with cameras in your home 25-50 hours per week? And why would it not be detrimental to your children who did not yet have the coping mechanisms that you had over 20 years to gain?

2. P.62 and 63...After she told Kevin that she was naming Joel after him and he responded that it was cool and he was honored, Kate "wrote" that "It had taken Kevin a few minutes to process the fact that he would now have a miniature namesake who would have a forever bond with his Uncle Kevin."

Q. How's that bond now, Kate? Don't you think these kids need to have time with their family? How could you so callously break that "forever bond" over $$$. Money which Kevin and Julie never really wanted, but now you so freely give to non-family members.

3. P. 169...when discussing why they did the show, she never mentions the quote she uses on TV that people would look in their windows anyway and this was a look through the window. She says "the production company told them "We do television to help people understand other people better."

Q. How's that understanding working for you now? I, as a mom of two, do not understand you at all.

4. P. 160...she talks about how wonderful it was that Jon gave the kids a bath each night giving her an hour to herself. "Some women get jewelry, fancy gifts, or expensive dinners when their husband wants to get in their good graces. Not me. Give me a man who allows me a solid hour by myself while he manages to wash 16 sticky hands and eight goopy noses, wrestle all those pudgy damp limbs into pajamas, and then follow it up with eight individual hugs. I'm pretty sure I got the best of the best when God handed out gifts."

Q. So, Kate, based on what we've seen, prior to your separation and filing for divorce, this little tidbit did not change. I agree that what she just said makes for a wonderful husband. Kate, did Jon change or did you? When did that hour peace not become good enough for a mother of eight?

I know it's long, but I wanted to point out a few things I noticed when I read the book. My husband asked why I was reading it and I said I wanted something good to snark on and she what lies she told to make her millions. Now, I'll go back and hide under a rock in shame.

concerned in LA said...

Just saw the note that ROL has posted pix of Aunt Jodi actually at the house with Jon & kids!! This is great news - I'm SO happy for those kids!

Note: The Rabbi's advice to Jon about family values must have sunk in which is good. The timing is a little suspicious (day before court) but I'd say mostly 99% to the good of the kids.

fidosmommy said...

8POEs said......
I've seen too many examples to write of how the crew doesn't interfere. Where's the line drawn? It seems sometimes like if a kid was running w/scissors, playing w/matches, hurting each other they WON'T stop it. Hurting HAS happened.

I've seen the kids just do something they shouldn't be doing b/c they're not allowed and nothing's done.

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And yet Leah has been spanked for blowing an outside toy outside and
Alexis has been sent to Time Out for wanting a bagel, and one of the boys was sent to the corner for something I considered absolutely trivial (can't even remember what).

On the other hand, hitting each other demands nothing more than an I'm sorry and a hug, kicking each other merits a "boys will be boys", etc.

I really, truly, honestly don't get it. I realize this is just a peek into their day, but if it's
"reality", then I have to assume it's par for the course.

shel said...

Maybe she could be asked why they don't paint the wall (where the set was ) in the basement of their old house for it can sell. Why has a house that she had lived in be on the market for over a year. she could be asked if she is shocked it still hasn't sold even after the price has been reduced by thousands.

fidosmommy said...

Two clueless idiots said...
Here are some of my questions:

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And they are all terrific!

One note, however. Mady and Cara had one request for a birthday, and it was to have their friend Talia spend the night. Talia is Beth's daughter, so it might have been for the twins' 7th Birthday.

franky said...

E said...

Yay! A whole episode of Kate sitting in a chair with a packet of paper. That will undoubtably be a great show! [/sarcasm]

Certainly 90% of the questions asked will be answered as "*Shrilling scream of death* Oh, I'm not answering that question."
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you forgot the evil/hilarious cackle and thigh slapping that ( oops, forgot Jon won't be there to slap), ummmm..the enormous hand mouvents, all to distract from the fact she has been coached.

Just look at how her mouth moves when she speaks today, as opposed to earlier years when it was natural. ( her lips and face sctually moved when she spoke then)

Yup, Miss Katie-Irene has not only transformed her body, but has embraced the tv way to talk.

All smiles while talking from side of mouth.

Suzi said...

Hey ladies - David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun has a blog article asking for the REAL questions we want Kate to answer. As many of you know, David was one of the first in the media to start questioning the ethics of putting children on TV in reality shows. Anyway, if you're interested in submitting a few of your own (or just having a laugh at the ones already posted) here's the link:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/10/kate_gosselin_tlc_answers_ques.html

1momski said...

Ok, now I am crying, Aunt Jody and Uncle Kevin to see the kids. Thank god!
Jon, you deserve so much credit for allowing this to happen. Your children are so fortunate that you were able to put pride aside and allow these loving relatives back in their lives. !!!!

she is evil said...

Yo Kate, now that at least some of the money has been returned to the joint account, have you fed the kids yet?

For The Moment? said...

RE: Aunt Jodie and the Kids?

If that is for real I am so happy for the kids. Yoy could tell they really felt secure and happy with her, she was so calming.

Unfortunately, though for Jon there will be hell to be paid for this. Glad to see him stepping up, as he he knows very well she will come after him but he is willing to endure for the kids.

He is a great dad, I don't care what anybody says.

f8k8 said...

thehazlettfamily said...

First, please excuse me as I hang my head in shame....I read the book last night. I got it from the library just to see what lies she was spewing.

My questions would directly refer to what she "wrote" in her book

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LOL, this is proof that Kate did not write the book. Unless Kate was writing it in a "3rd person perspective".

fidosmommy said...

I know, I know, the whole point is to get the kids off TV reality shows entirely.

Still, I would sit and watch - no bathroom breaks or anything - for two solid hours if the entire show was about the reunion of Kevin, Jodi, Benny and the Gosselin children. I wish I could peek in on that, really I do.

Beats the socks off of listening to Kate non-answer prepackaged, pre-chewed, pre-digested questions.

JoyinVirginia said...

Why can't you and Jon just go away?

Why don't you provide your children opportunities to have contact with their extended family? Grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, second cousins once removed, grand-uncles and aunts...?

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

acertaingirl said...
Hopefully she will be wearing shoes for the interview.
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Amen to THAT sister! Her feet were FILTHY during last weeks' couch interview (unless the youtube video I watched was dark)

She's still listed as a 'speaker' at the Womens Conference. I wonder how Miss Ego will like being stuck under the same tent as Paula Deen?

Excerpt from the Womens Conf. Website: Gosselin's appearance is at a book-signing session where she'll share a tent with several other authors including financial reporter Jean Chatsky and celebrity chef Paula Deen.

jibberjabbers said...

TLC must be shooting themselves on the foot. They could have filmed Jon +8 reunion with Kevin and Jodi.

That would a huge rating. I would watch it.

Dianna said...

Infertility is very trying and sometimes you have to be thankful for what you have.
I have a sister who had one child and she couldn't be happier to get to experience motherhood. She raised him to be a very honest, caring and successful man.

My question for Kate:

Why couldn't you be happy with the two you had? Why did you try for "just one more"?

Not that the sextuplets aren't a blessing but I would be very curious to hear her version as to why she wasn't satisfied with just the twins.

VF is my bible said...

Khate probably was there.
Didn't I read that Jon allows her to "work out" even when it's his time? Assume she slithered in...

Shari said...

Nerissa said:I still wore my wedding ring for about 5 months after my divorce was final. I just wasn't ready to let go and think about myself as single.
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My issue has nothing to do with the ring and I couldn't care less if she still wears it or not. My issue is with the asinine repeating of the same old question on every network with her ridiculous scripted (non) answer, right down to the 'emotional' pause, the blink blinking away of the fake tears in her eyes, and topped off with her accrediting the decision to 2 nine year olds and 6 pre-schoolers. Ridiculous.

Teri said...

Ok, now I am crying, Aunt Jody and Uncle Kevin to see the kids. Thank god!
Jon, you deserve so much credit for allowing this to happen. Your children are so fortunate that you were able to put pride aside and allow these loving relatives back in their lives. !!!!


Hmmmmm, maybe. Or is Jon just trying to stick it to Kate? Either way I agree it's good for the children to see their Aunt and Uncle & cousins who love them but this divorce has been/is so nasty I have my doubts about Jon's motives.

Teri said...

Will Kate ask herself questions? Yes, yes she will.
Hahahaha! Excellent.

I agree with a previous poster: this is a dream show for Kate. It will be all about her - no pesky kids to steal her spotlight.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Question: Kate, How do you live with yourself?

livnluv said...

Teri said...
Ok, now I am crying, Aunt Jody and Uncle Kevin to see the kids. Thank god!
Jon, you deserve so much credit for allowing this to happen. Your children are so fortunate that you were able to put pride aside and allow these loving relatives back in their lives. !!!!

Hmmmmm, maybe. Or is Jon just trying to stick it to Kate? Either way I agree it's good for the children to see their Aunt and Uncle & cousins who love them but this divorce has been/is so nasty I have my doubts about Jon's motives.
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If Jon wants to stick it to Kate there are lots of other ways to do it. Kevin and Jon are not only relatives but they were friends too. Less than sincere motives would be sticking it to Kevin and his family, as well as his own kids.

Janice in NC said...

It will be all scripted, crocodile tears and all. PLEASE don't watch! Enough sheeple will watch to give kHate the ratings....don't add to it. You will feel very good about yourself if you don't watch!!!!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Didn't you read the article where Dr. Phil told them to "..'stick together to make money to keep their "brand" going'.."? HeLLLOOO!"

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Do you have a link (and date) to that interview?

Suzanne said...

concerned in LA said...
Just saw the note that ROL has posted pix of Aunt Jodi actually at the house with Jon & kids!! This is great news - I'm SO happy for those kids!

Note: The Rabbi's advice to Jon about family values must have sunk in which is good. The timing is a little suspicious (day before court) but I'd say mostly 99% to the good of the kids.

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I pray that we are not being played here because the pics of Kev/Jodi's visit brought tears to my eyes. But as you said, good for the kids regardless!!

kgirl0321 said...

thehazlettfamily said:
Q. So, Kate, based on what we've seen, prior to your separation and filing for divorce, this little tidbit did not change. I agree that what she just said makes for a wonderful husband. Kate, did Jon change or did you? When did that hour peace not become good enough for a mother of eight?
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This got me to thinking... that hour of peace was NEVER good enough for Khate. This statement in the book was just another lie that we were served as truth, that she was doing it all alone and didn't have any help. Also I infer from your post that Khate admittedly never hugged her kids or kissed them goodnight once they were in their beds. Witch.

livnluv said...

For The Moment? said...

"...He is a great dad, I don't care what anybody says."
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I'll back you up on that thought.

I made a similar statement several weeks ago and was summarily denounced with a severe tongue lashing for having such a ridiculous thought. It was brutal. LOL. I didn't care...in the end it doesn't matter what any of us think. Jon just needs to step up and do the right thing by his kids and he seems to be doing that. They're the ones that count.

For The Moment? said...

LivnLuv: Re Jon

When I saw those pictures of Jodi and Kevin there to see the kids you could see the joy in all of them and can you just imagine how the kids felt. They loved their Aunt Jodi.

But I do feel for Jon--Kate will get him back for that but I think he can handle it now.

I don't think he any ulterior motive at all other than make the kids happy.

fidosmommy said...

When the cat's away, the mouse will do whatever the heck he wants. I think Jon seized the opportunity to have an uninterrupted visit with Kevin, Jodi and Benny. With Kate in CA,
she won't be banging on the gate and calling the cops and having a crying jag. I have no idea if Jon has an ulterior motive or not with the timing of this, but even if he does, the point is that the Gosselin children get to see their Aunt Jodi, Uncle Kevin and Cousin Benny. That's really all that matters in the long run.

Take THAT, Kate.

goawayJandK said...

Isn't this the third installment of the Kate's BS Series ?

Really, TLC we are not as pathetic and stupid as the sheeple.

Dancing With the Stars will have my attention.

Katie711 said...

You ask TLC answers..

Katie711 said...

Besides TLC answering.. I would love to know how she feels about Kevin and Jodi going over to see Jon and the kids on Sat? I think it is GREAT. FINALLY family back together where they belong. I think Jodi is beyond an awesome mom and the people bashing them are just ignorant fools.

Too Much Repetition said...

Yet another repeated theme.

How many Q&A episodes must they make, when neither Jon or Kate answer the questions truthfully.

They should have done Q&A with Mady & Cara instead.

livnluv said...

For The Moment? said...
LivnLuv: Re Jon

When I saw those pictures of Jodi and Kevin there to see the kids you could see the joy in all of them and can you just imagine how the kids felt. They loved their Aunt Jodi.

But I do feel for Jon--Kate will get him back for that but I think he can handle it now.

I don't think he any ulterior motive at all other than make the kids happy.
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Jon probably considered what Kate might do but he's been beaten up so much lately that it would just be more of the same. I'm wondering what Kate could object to. I don't think she can claim Kevin & Jodi are a bad influence or harmful to the kids. What is there?

It's Been Done Already said...

Questions asked in past FAQ episodes

1.How she provides all the meals
2.Why the children wear shoes in hotel rooms
3.Why we see the children hit each other so often
4.When Jon & Kate knew Aaden needed glasses and if he has a strong prescription
5.How the Gosselins find so many fun activities for the children and how they keep them interested
6.Is Mady like Kate and Cara like Jon
7.Do they pay for their trips
8.Do Mady and Cara have favourites among the sextuplets
9.What is the “sick kid” diet
10.How long will they keep the cameras around
11.How can they tell one “season” from the next when they all seam to run together
12.Do Jon & Kate have tattoos
13.Will filming keep the kids from having a “normal” childhood and do they think the kids will be mad later in life?
14.How often does the crew come? What time?
15.(for the crew) How strict is Kate?
16.Are the kids in sports?
17.When the kids are 18, will they have cars?
18.What do they like to do as a family
19.Do they want to have more kids, or want to adopt
20.Is Kate writing more books
21.How are Mady and Cara’s music lessons, and are the sextuplets interested
22.How did they find organic baby food
23.How is Kate so skinny these days, and how Jon is doing with the personal trainer
24.Name one thing about each kid that makes them easy and hard to parent
25.Are the kids right handed or left handed
26.Who do Kate & Jon find inspiring
27.How do the kids feel about the cameras
28.Do Kate & Jon have any favourite moments
29.Misconceptions about the show
30.What Jon & Kate want to do when the kids are grown

Amy2 said...

I saw the promo for Monday's show. My immediate thoughts were pathetic grasp for material and Kate's ego is out of control. Sitting on the couch all by herself, interviewing herself. In my 58 years I don't recall ever seeing something like this. This is just weird.

Against Exploitation said...

Will not be watching...

ErinKate said...

I would like to see all 8 kids sitting behind a desk and Kate on a solitary hard backed chair. I would like to see them interrogate her about why they were forced to be on the covers of every dirty trashy magazine just for her personal gain.

motelroomgirl said...

Question to the broom riding one- How does it feel that your entire family is having fun at home with YOUR brother and his family bonding? Having fun now hateful one? What is missing in your life that being across the country is more important to you than being with your children? Do you have a consciense?

thehazlettfamily said...

It's been done already said...

4.When Jon & Kate knew Aaden needed glasses and if he has a strong prescription

It's been shown and mentioned that as preemies they were followed by an eye doctor since infancy so I'm sure that it was discovered at one of the regular visits. He did seem to start wearing them pretty early.

9.What is the “sick kid” diet

When the kids were sick they and during a previous q&a they mentioned the BRAT diet, which is common for stomach issues. Bananas rice, applesauce and toast. I use it for my kids.

22.How did they find organic baby food

I've seen it in my grocery store so I'm sure she was able to find it.

17.When the kids are 18, will they have cars?

During the wills/trusts episode, Kate said the kids would need to get jobs to earn the money to get cars. They would not be given cars. Kind of ironic considering they've been working the past 5 seasons to buy their parents cars, among many other luxuries.

16.Are the kids in sports? It's been mentioned, at least on boards by other parents, that Cara is in soccer. Mady does not look like a sports kind of girl to me.

25.Are the kids right handed or left handed?

They asked this question before and Jon and Kate were unable to answer with certainty.

21.How are Mady and Cara’s music lessons, and are the sextuplets interested?

In photos on ROL, Cara still carries her violin case back and forth to school so she must still be playing. The piano was left at the old house and Kate mentioned that Cara quit.

27.How do the kids feel about the cameras?

Do you really think we'd get an honest answer to this question? Kate will say how much the kids love the cameras and don't even realize they are there. That they are just living their lives. They want them back so they can go on more trips. That seems to be the answer she's spewing whenever she's interviewed on TOday, LKL, etc.

All of your questions are really good, however, this information was provided in prior shows and doubt she'll cover them, so I thought I'd fill you in.

Debi said...

They should do 2 versions of the Q&A questions. One the way Kate would answer, then ask the same questions to Jon on how Kate's answers should REALLY be answered.

For The Moment? said...

Re: Kate in LA

Jillian Michaels, life coach and author Martha Beck, celebrity chef and entrepreneur Paula Deen and a book signing by Caroline Kennedy.

Speakers for the main conference, which kicks off at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Long Beach Arena, include CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, attorney Caroline Kennedy, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, singers Alicia Keys and Shakira, actresses Kelly Preston and Susan Saint James, attorney and author Elizabeth Edwards, photographer Annie Leibovitz and race-car driver Danica Patrick.

What in the world was Maria Shriver thinking when she invited Kate Gosselin who is reported to be this year's scariest Halloween costume to this event to be among women of this caliber???

Although it does not mention Kate she is definitely there.

PA Momma said...

PA Momma said:
"Didn't you read the article where Dr. Phil told them to "..'stick together to make money to keep their "brand" going'.."? HeLLLOOO!"

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Pa Mom Knows said...
Do you have a link (and date) to that interview?

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Yes, I have the date & snippet from the article-It's from the Vanity Fair article:

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

*When Jon and Kate Gosselin turned to Dr. Phil for counseling about their troubled marriage the TV shrink, instead of offering ways to rebuild their bond, advised them to stay married “to keep their brand intact.”

They had a private session with him, and the source told the magazine that the good doctor told them to stay together for the sake of their brand! Jon’s reaction? According to the magazine he said: “Are you crazy? I’m here to save my marriage and you’re talking about my brand?”


That shocking charge comes from a new Vanity Fair article on Jon and Kate, an article that portrays both parents in less-than-flattering terms while discussing the public frenzy surrounding their divorce.

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2009/10/jon-and-kate-gosselin-200910

For The Moment? said...

Livnluv said.
I don't think she can claim Kevin & Jodi are a bad influence or harmful to the kids. What is there?

Exactly, it can only be good for the kids---they need the unconditional love that can only come from family, especially when you have a mother who has total disconnect. Money can be a good thing or a bad thing and in this case it turned Kate into an absolute monster, who could not even bear to share the wealth with someone who was helping her as much as Jody. Now the kids have a parade of strangers participating in their care which in this day and time could even be dangerous for the children.

I would shudder to think how empty life would be for me and my chld without family and friends.

For The Moment? said...

TLC is promoting this very heavily, like it is some big major event--it is constantly on their screen insert. Note to TLC...it is not news. Nobody cares.

We know that she will sob (she somehow can't say the word cry, does that make her an author, because she uses a big word like sob)? We know that she will say it is all for the kids which we know is a lie. We know all about the high road--what a joke. We know how tired she gets and how hard she works being a single mother--not. We know that aliens have taken over Jon and that she wants her old Jon back--the one who was her personal slave and took her abuse. We know that she can't pay her bills--not. We know that she has to travel and do the show to support her kids. News flash--it doesn't take $22,500 a week to raise 8 kids. We know that it is all Jon's fault--not. We know that she will be all perky and fakish and try to be funny and entertaining (or sad and pathetic, whichever fits her bill). We know that her verbal skills are lacking and that she will make up crazy words, trying to impress everyone--not. We know that she will be showing off her manicure flapping her hands about.

There is nothing new that she can tell us, unless she wants to share with everyone why she dresses for cocktails at 6 in the morinng to take her 3 kids on a stupid balloon ride that they absolutely hated.

For The Moment? said...

Next up, maybe Jon can reconcile the kids with Beth and the twins' best friend (Talia?) That would be great.

The kids loved the both of them a--Aunt Jody and Beth--and Uncle Kevin and Bob (both were camera shy, but I am sure very involved otherwise. Some of my favorite scenes were shot with them on the show. I loved the way Beth let them run and have fun and one of my faves was when Aunt Jody let them make lollipops (maybe she should write a book of fun things to do with kids). They seemed so comfortable and relaxed and happy to be with the kids.

Vanessa said...

fidosmommy and 8POE's, you're absolutely right about the crew seeing all sorts of bad (and good) behaviour and not doing anything, be it discipline or praise.
Small children need direction and we've all witnessed them being just "kids" but without anyone steering them in the right direction. Many times the only adult supervision they've had is someone from the crew. If their only purpose there is to observe and film, what kind of message is that for the kids? No wonder they're rude to not only kids but adults.
"Hey, I can bitchslap my sister and look! Nothing happens!"
In the outdoor movie episode, where they pretty much recreate Lord of the Flies, pounding on the tech's back, pulling his hair, playing with the equipment, not a single stern word from ANYONE!
Oh yes, this is a well adjusted childhood, good luck to you when you have a gang of EIGHT teens!

Pilgrim Soul said...

TLC isn't going to force Kate to field any serious inquiry. Sure, they might sugarcoat a few tough subjects, feed her some formulated responses that skirt the issue, just to make sure she pays lip services and "seems" like she's on the up and up. But it will be the usual hogwash, and I for one, am not even slightly tempted to watch, despite being very guilty of watching the "big announcement" show. Hopefully others are equally turned off at this point.

neverendingspincycle said...

Heck with the Ask Kate, Kate Answers. How about putting TLC exec., Ms. Eileen O'Neill, in the 'show' spot light and allow the public to ask HER questions.

grannyoftwo said...

Just thought you all may like to hear this, I was channel surfing yesterday, the 25th and ran across Paula Deen's cooking show and happened to hear her say she was going to make a recipe that my Mother used to fix us for breakfast that I thought was only a Western NC Mountain recipe,(chocolate gravy), anyway, I tuned in to see if she made it the same way and she had some guy on the show with her, he was helping her stir things and he did something or said something, I wasn't really watching that closely, but what caught my attention was she told him , if he didn't stop she was going to get her wooden spoon and beat him with it. Does that sound eerily familar to anyone? HUMMMM! Maybe those two have more in common that we thought!

For The Moment? said...

grannyoftwo--wooden spoon--

Maybe that was a little dig for you know who from Paula?

DLCF said...

Ooh! I have a question! Granted we'll have to save it for the second Q&A/dragging out the torment show, but we all know a second show will happen. Just wait for it.

And it seems like a Sheeple question on the surface, which will TOTALLY get it in the door.

So, Kate, what was it like hanging with real world leaders and real business leaders and and real artists and people who really have struggled through life to get to a place where they can help others and make a difference? Did you learn anything?

Cue the crickets.

Two clueless idiots said...

The only way this show would be remotely "watchable" is if Kate took LIVE questions from REAL viewers - no chance to rehearse scripted answers concocted by her PR people or TLC scriptwriters. I would actually watch that show...and I would have my finger on the phone ready to dial in and ask some tough questions!

M said...

Now that the money has been put back by Jon, We need to ask Kate if her purse feels lighter since she's gotten all of those unpaid bills in the mail!!!

pogo said...

Can't wait to hear the lies. The lying world according to Kate or watch/listen to my BS.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Would love to see Eileen O'Neill in the hot seat.

Angel1 said...

A whole hour of Queen Khate spouting her crap? No thanks. I can't believe that the people at TLC think this is even vaguely interesting. Scraping the bottom of the barrel much?

PA Woman said...

fidosmommy said...
If this were a call-in show, I'd start speed dialing Sunday afternoon to make sure I got on.

My first question would be "Are you still there?" My second question would be "why?".

What a load of horse hockey. This woman has nothing to say.

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It this were an UNSCREENED call in show, it might actually be worth watching.

Sorry, I'll pass.

Midnight Serenade said...

*When Jon and Kate Gosselin turned to Dr. Phil for counseling about their troubled marriage the TV shrink, instead of offering ways to rebuild their bond, advised them to stay married “to keep their brand intact.”

They had a private session with him, and the source told the magazine that the good doctor told them to stay together for the sake of their brand! Jon’s reaction? According to the magazine he said: “Are you crazy? I’m here to save my marriage and you’re talking about my brand?”
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Okay, so it came from a third party and not from Dr. Phil himself. I'm always a bit hesitant to take "source" quotes as gospel. This is confusing because I heard him say that the kids should not be on reality television. You can't have it both ways, so maybe his opinion changed since from the time he met with them until he appeared on television.



Thanks!

No Drama Mama said...

Will this be a LIVE interview or has it already been taped?

clairenmaddy said...

I won't be watching either!!

Narcissism is Evil said...

I'm kind of new here, so please forgive me if this has already been posted. It's just that I keep reading comments about people not wanting to contribute to the show's ratings. It seems that there's some confusion about how tv ratings are measured. From what I've read, YOU are not contributing to the ratings of this show or any show unless you've volunteered to be a Nielsen household. So relax, nobody's keeping track of what you're watching.

Wikipedia - Nielsen ratings

Nielsen.com - click on Panels for info on how ratings are measured with meters that are hooked up in volunteer sample homes

Angi said...

The questions asked will be stuff no one really cares about like:
"are you going to start dating"
or
"do you have another book coming out"

nothing that will make her think. I am sure there will be tears and many "I do it for the kids" lines thrown in there. It will be a giant gag fest. I hope who ever is recapping has a bucket with them so they can safely get sick.

TLC Is A Joke said...

TLC, seriously, are you high? Do you believe for one second that the public believes that you chose random questions for Khate to answer? We all know that you carefully wrote them out yourselves and gave yourselves fake screen names. Then you handed them to Khate and gave her time to practice her answers aloud with a coach. You've staged this show, you have always staged this show. It's time to pull the curtain now.

SafetyTrain said...

Q. Kate, since you've claimed in the past that you're a devout Christian, how many commandments do you think you've broken so far? Because I'm counting anywhere from six to nine. I think you're off the hook for the murder one, but a strong case could be made for the rest.

8 minus Kate said...

On the Today show this morning, Jon was attacked for welcoming Jodi and Kevin, because they allegedly "backstabbed Kate." Very sad that they're being attacked for supporting the kids.

Im_in_PR said...

Midnight Serenade said Okay, so it came from a third party and not from Dr. Phil himself. I'm always a bit hesitant to take "source" quotes as gospel.

Jon also mentioned this in one interview that I know of. I believe it was the Larry Kind interview.

get the bucket!! said...

angi said....
nothing that will make her think. I am sure there will be tears and many "I do it for the kids" lines thrown in there. It will be a giant gag fest. I hope who ever is recapping has a bucket with them so they can safely get sick.
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well, if they have to use a bucket, then they better be in the laundry room!!!!!!!

TexasHere said...

Anything these bozos are on are total yawnfests.

Ummmmmmmmmmm said...

No Drama Mama said...
Will this be a LIVE interview or has it already been taped?

10/26/2009 9:11 AM

Oh, it's been taped for a while. Kate is in California tonight whooping it up with Maria Shriver and Paula Dean, while simultaneously on TLC boo-hooing about how hard she has it. While she's doing her Q&A on J&k+8 an crying about not being able to pay her bills and how her kids are having a hard time, she will in actuality be eating with the rich and famous at some swanky place, riding in her limo with her beloved bodyguard and staying in a luxury suite hotel.

Can't you just hear all the ummmmmmm's now? That's how you know she's lying. When the ummmmm's start flying ( ususally withing 10 seconds of beginning to speak ).

sickandtwisted said...

On the Today show this morning, Jon was attacked for welcoming Jodi and Kevin, because they allegedly "backstabbed Kate." Very sad that they're being attacked for supporting the kids.

So according to Today, its better to hold the eight children as 'emotional hostage'(per Kate's terms and conditions) as opposed to ALLOWING THE CHILDREN opportunities and experiences that involve/include said family members ? If the CHILDREN are the MAIN PRIORITY here, why would 'back stabbing' even be an issue!!!

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anonymouse said...

Narcissism is Evil said...

I'm kind of new here, so please forgive me if this has already been posted. It's just that I keep reading comments about people not wanting to contribute to the show's ratings. It seems that there's some confusion about how tv ratings are measured. From what I've read, YOU are not contributing to the ratings of this show or any show unless you've volunteered to be a Nielsen household.

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That's an ancient article. If you have a DVR, TIVO, or a digital cable box, Satellite box, or watching digital cable period, Data is being collected.

Cable and Sat. companies are now collection "data" and they sell them to advertisers and to the Neilson company.

Satellite Box are hooked up to a phone line and Digital Cable boxes sends data back home via the cable line.

Hence the real reason we were all forced to make the switch to digital. It's all about profit.

anonymouse said...

Too Much Repetition said...

They should have done Q&A with Mady & Cara instead.

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This will never happened. Remember when Mady was asked if Kate was a good mother.. There was a moment of awkward silence. Followed by a "yeah".... Then Mady blurting out, "I still like daddy better".

LOL.

cdnmom47 said...

All I know is, this show won't be worth my time. I will not waste an hour of my life listening to that nut. PERIOD.

Mommy said...

Dianna said...
Infertility is very trying and sometimes you have to be thankful for what you have.
I have a sister who had one child and she couldn't be happier to get to experience motherhood. She raised him to be a very honest, caring and successful man.

My question for Kate:

Why couldn't you be happy with the two you had? Why did you try for "just one more"?

Not that the sextuplets aren't a blessing but I would be very curious to hear her version as to why she wasn't satisfied with just the twins.

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Let me start by saying that I am in NO WAY defending Kate b/c at this point her attention whore attitude and greed disgust me to no end. However, as a woman who's been suffering with infertility for 5+ yrs (I have NEVER had a positive pregnancy test), but did successfully adopt a newborn baby boy who will be 3 in December, I can totally understand why Kate wanted to try for more. I have always wanted 3 children. At this point, I'd settle for 2, but I have never wanted to raise an only child. I thank God every day for my son, as he is a true blessing, but I am not done and will continue to try for another baby. I will be doing IVF next year and there is a risk of multiples, I know. Kate didn't even do IVF. She did intra uterine insemination and the chances of multiples are not nearly as high as with IVF, so her situation was rare. I just don't think that this was a fair judgement. Infertility or not, she had every right to try again for more kids.

the scoop said...

Skeptical Viewer said...
Kate: If you've really severed yourself from Jon, why do you both still have the same talent rep (Media Motion International, an expert in "building brands")? And if your kids aren't really actors, why does the agency's website list "the Gosselin Ten" as its client?
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Let me help you understand. They haven't severed themselves from each other---too much money to be made. There will be no divorce...they've not even split up. When Jon has custody, why does he still sleep in the garage apartment? Because Kate is still staying at the house in her locked bedroom...You see, we all have been scammed. They are both in on this.

The kids got older, ratings dropped so POW!, this will be a real rating booster (too bad, TLC, It didnt work)

On weekends there is always a big DRAMA...This one was Jodie & Kevin's visit: Kate and/or Jon call the paparazzi when something is going to happen..Thats why WE all got to see Jodie's arrival at the mansion! Keeping the paparzzzi informed is a popular thing to do among the celebs (Paris Hilton does it)
p.s. The kids know about the hoax their parents are pulling. No divorce, the family will be back together soon.

KatesBigFlinstoneToe said...

Im_in_PR said...
Midnight Serenade said...
Okay, so it came from a third party and not from Dr. Phil himself. I'm always a bit hesitant to take "source" quotes as gospel.

Jon also mentioned this in one interview that I know of. I believe it was the Larry Kind interview.

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I believe Barbara Walter also brought it up right to Dr Phils' face when he guested on The View. Cannot remember exact words

GoPoshGo said...

Mommy said...
Infertility or not, she had every right to try again for more kids.

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Not if she couldn't afford to raise them she didn't.

jasmine said...

Not tuning in to see or hear turkey hair Kate. I'd prefer watching a frozen turkey thaw.

KatyKat said...

Oh my goodness, I feel so sorry for the person assigned to this episode. To have to listen to lie after lie after lie will just be torture. Please tell us how many times you were yelling at the screen or tempted to throw something. If you can't make it all the way through, we understand. Thanks for taking one for the team.

Kate Gosselin---More effective than waterboarding.

PA Momma said...

anonymouse said...
This will never happened. Remember when Mady was asked if Kate was a good mother.. There was a moment of awkward silence. Followed by a "yeah".... Then Mady blurting out, "I still like daddy better".
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The EXACT reason why the kids are never interviewed by ANYONE--they are kept sequestered from ANY MEDIA...Falcon Heene was on National TV news programs. Im sure he was coached by his parents but let it slip. They cant take any chances with Mady around! The only time we got to hear the real Mady was when she was denied water from her Mother

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

the scoop said...
There will be no divorce...they've not even split up. When Jon has custody, why does he still sleep in the garage apartment? Because Kate is still staying at the house in her locked bedroom...You see, we all have been scammed. They are both in on this.

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Remember when alot of the posts here were about "where in the heck does Kate stay when its Jon's custody?...why do the Papparrazi never catch her coming or going to her "place" when she has to leave home?

Kate's PR team reads this blogsite. They did post pictures on Radaronline of Kate maybe twice at some Hotel in Reading, just to dispell rumors that she never left the mansion. Her PR team is always up on these things. They're good at it!

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Kate, if you're a clean-freak why are your feet always filthy? Ever hear of socks, slippers, flipflops?

Your basement floors(also known as the interview set)must be filthy!

opps look what we did said...

I just don't think that this was a fair judgement. Infertility or not, she had every right to try again for more kids.
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It IS a persons own business how many times you try/how many kids you have.

BUT, I think parents or prospective parents should consider HOW they will AFFORD to raise multiples/ disabled kids if that occurs.

hmmm hmmm said...

On weekends there is always a big DRAMA...This one was Jodie & Kevin's visit: Kate and/or Jon call the paparazzi when something is going to happen..Thats why WE all got to see Jodie's arrival at the mansion! Keeping the paparzzzi informed is a popular thing to do among the celebs (Paris Hilton does it)
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This could be TLC's doing for all we know. Viewers liked Aunt Jodi, so bring her back- just in time for Monday's episode.

Paps are called in to capture they moment.

Oh wait but, we had Kate say she does not like Jodi or Kevin
ok, do it when Kate is away, so we will not contradict ourselves

Jane in California said...

to Mommy:

I agree that Kate and others who want to have more than one or two children, have the right to continue to try to have further children. However, I am also a very firm believer that you should not try to have more children than you can reasonably afford to care for.

That's a very real issue to me. While I certainly understand the longing and desire to have children, I have a very hard time with people seeking infertility treatments that carry the possibility of multiple babies, and then leaving the question of "how will we support all these children?" up to fate to answer.

With the twins, Jon and Kate seemed to be able to live off Jon's modest IT salary. I'm not sure if Kate worked every other week-end as a nurse to supplement their income during this time or not. Either way - they seemed to have been making ends meet.

But with multiple babies after that -- they already knew that money was going to be a problem. They banked on a) Jon's wealthy dad and his soft touch when they requested a hand out; and b) marketing the babies in order to fund a high end lifestyle. Both things were wrong to do.

so easy to understand said...

Oh, it's been taped for a while. Kate is in California tonight whooping it up with Maria Shriver and Paula Dean, while simultaneously on TLC boo-hooing about how hard she has it. While she's doing her Q&A on J&k+8 an crying about not being able to pay her bills and how her kids are having a hard time, she will in actuality be eating with the rich and famous at some swanky place, riding in her limo with her beloved bodyguard and staying in a luxury suite hotel.

Can't you just hear all the ummmmmmm's now? That's how you know she's lying. When the ummmmm's start flying ( ususally withing 10 seconds of beginning to speak ).
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too bad the sheeple cannot understand this

Jane in California said...

I read with interest the comments that say that Jon & Kate's divorce is all a hoax, designed to garner higher ratings for the show.

Of course, with this couple, anything is possible. However, I do think that's an unlikely scenario for several reasons.

1. This show has been marketed from the very beginning to be a family show - a show of how one couple pulls together to face the difficulties of raising two sets of multiples. Marketed. Packaged. Sold to the public as such. Advertising dollars based on just such a premise.

Now why in the world would TLC let these two risk harming the brand they've worked so hard to create, on the vague hope that "hey, divorcing parents might bring in all sorts of new viewers!" In the meantime, all those that still were tuning in believing the hype of "spiritual parents, with their struggles, sticking it out together" are leaving in droves.

2. Jon is like a little kid in many ways. He is terrible at lying! Does anyone remember an interview he gave while skiing? The interviewer asked him why we never see Kate's parents on the show and he stuttered and stammered weakly throughout his answers. It was clear he knew enough not to say, "Because Kate banished them from our lives!" but was having a hard time telling some version of truth without spilling the beans.

He just isn't up to the task of creating this big phony plot and then carrying it out believably.

3. The children. As others have said - this would require the children be in on the act, or else not accidentally say something that would make it clear Jon and Kate were still married and duking it out every night.

4. All the others involved. Hailley Glassman, the reporter who said she was in love with Jon, the babysitter who claims she and Jon had a fling, and the one that hit the papers first - the young teacher who I believe had a fling with Jon as well. Too many other women involved.

A basic premise for a successful conspiracy is to have as few people involved as possible. Involving all these other people in the plot is just asking for trouble.

5. Kevin and Jodi. From all I've seen of these two, they are very genuine caring spiritual people. They are trying to live a good life, do right by others, be kind and truthful, etc. They know the real story behind the scenes and there is no way they'd participate in such a hoax, nor let themselves be pawns in such a hoax.

I just don't think it's reasonable to say this is some ploy for ratings. And if it is, surely they'd realize it was failing spectatularly and have reconciled by now without all the nastiness and drama continuing.

NoUse4Kate said...

K8's verbal skills shine through again:

"When asked if she ever sees herself married again, a melancholy Kate says "I really don't want to be married again - can you blame me? But I don't want
to be alone, the aloneness is so alone."

Lucy said...

As expected TLC leaked some footage to ROL for Ask/Answer session. Khate sounds unintelligent as usual and the questions are lame as expected. The Radar groupies are all excited over her "performance" (good grief). Unfortunately most of what she says is at variance with fact and not worth watching for more than a minute. Sad, very sad TLC "entertainment".

Rebecca F. said...

Too Much Repetition said...

They should have done Q&A with Mady & Cara instead.

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OMG, I would totally watch that!! LMAO.

K8 aint GR8 said...

the scoop said:

"...You see, we all have been scammed. They are both in on this...."

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Are Jodi and Kevin part of the scam or pawns in JK's twisted game?

Agree said...

I agree with the scoop. I think that this is just one big scam and the next BIG announcement we'll here is that they are getting back together. Unfortunately I think that they are both greedy ba$tard$ that care more about the money then the wellbeing of their children. This isn't over by a long shot.

For The Moment? said...

They just showed a clip from tonight and it was Kate being her same persnickety self. The question was do you think you will marry again and she was like "hello, do you really think it is a good time to be asking that question and shaking her head like you idiots".

As for the ratings, if you watch it will be counted in TLC speak. The Neilen's consist of certain houses that are wired or some still do it manually, with a diary, as I did at one time. That is why it takes them some time to get their ratings out because it takes time to gather the data from all the sources.

Neilsen is the official parameter that is used for advertising, etc., but is really cumbersome and slow now that everything has gone digital.

From what I saw, no way would I watch, I would really be angry then. She has that same angry, snarly look like I don't have time for this.

For The Moment? said...

Has anyone hearad anything about Jon's lawyer quitting, actually in court today and that Jon had to finish the session w/o an attorney, and the judge told him he had to get another attorney?

I was napping, and not sure I got that right?

Been There Done That said...

Although Kate is in CA tonight she will not "whooping it up with Maria Shriver and Paula Dean". They all have their own schedules for the book signing and will have to stick to them. Kate will have a 10 minute interview. Siad interview WILL NOT be broadcast throughout the whole event as each author is getting the same 10 minutes for an interview. It may come as a surprise to Miss Katie Irene, but at this event she will be a small fish in a very big pond.

Kon is Conning Us Again? said...

So to you it is possible that even now, even involving the state court system, Kon is pulling the biggest con of them all on us?

Is it possible that these two creeps decided their kids might not be able to hold the interest of people long enough and they together decided to stage the break-up, divorce and drama?

Could it be that Hailey is involved just BECAUSE she is Dr. Glassman's daughter, a friend of the family, and agreed to play this part?

If this is the case, woe be it unto Kon because the American people will rise up against them like they can not imagine happening (and against TLC). They think they are bothered now? This is nothing compared to what will happen to them.

This never even occurred to me, this scenario, but nothing is too far for Kon when it comes to making money without really working.

Hannah W. said...

" No divorce, the family will be back together soon. "

A lot of people here are saying this, and I'm just curious how they got this information or what is going on that makes them think this? I'm not saying anybody is wrong, I'm just curious.

GoPoshGo said...

Oh Lordy be. The episode hasn't even aired and already we're being subjected to Kate-isms. ROL is quoting her response to the question of whether she'll marry again:

"I really don't want to be married again - can you blame me? But I don't want to be alone, the aloneness is so alone."

I hope the follow-up question was: "And do you EVER plan on getting a command of the English language?"

Midnight Serenade said...

"Let me help you understand. They haven't severed themselves from each other---too much money to be made. There will be no divorce...they've not even split up. When Jon has custody, why does he still sleep in the garage apartment? Because Kate is still staying at the house in her locked bedroom...You see, we all have been scammed. They are both in on this."

Really? Wow! This was confirmed? Do you have a link? I'm confused, then, as to why she goes to the Homestead Suites when he has custody. Does she show up there just so the paps can get her picture? Is TLC paying for these astronomical legal fees (court costs, attorney's fees, etc.)...or are Jon and Kate footing the bill? I guess then, that Charles Meyer resigned twice from the case because he finally found out that this is all for publicity?

I'd love to see some evidence, or are you just pulling our leg? LOL!

Midnight Serenade said...

"Uhhhh, NO ONE is interviewing the Gosselin children on National TV NEWS, as Falcon Heene was. The Gosselin kids are not allowed to speak to anyone-ANYONE & are kept under lock & key. The only people to "interview" them are TLC's people for the show, couch interviews..think about it?"

Ummmm...they are in school! Do you think for one minute that if this were a hoax nothing would have been spilled by now? If so, these kids deserve an academy award for the best child actors on the planet!

Tell The Truth said...

I'll tell you what would win the day for Jon (because Kate would never, ever be able to do it) and that is for him to come clean, perfectly, completely clean about everything they've done, about what happened, what TLC did, every single lie exposed. I think he is capable of being honest, he is just out of practice; Khate is not capable.

Kate ain't the only mayor of crazytown said...

OK conspirists. Take a deep breath-- I think this discussion is going off the tracks again. Not only would the children have to be Emmy contenders but so would Jon. Think about it.

momtotwins2 said...

Hasn't this woman been on a 1001 talk shows already. Do we really need to see her talk about herself MORE? I know the sheeple will insist that she is a strong powerful woman, an inspiration to all single moms..blah blah blah puke...
But they repeat themselves as much as Kate does..just repeating the same phrases...BORING

rural mom said...

I saw a clip where Kate says she hopes her tv career thrives because she has found her niche. Uh, Kate, you suck at tv, you sucked on the View, you sucked on Larry King Live, you sucked on the Today Show, if it were not for the interest in your reaction to Jon and the divorce, there would be no interest. You need intelligence, personality and command of the English language to thrive on tv, none of which you have, you also need warmth, charima, integrity and charm, again Kate, nada. So Kate, please come to the realization that without the cute little 8s or the long suffering spouse, Jon, you are nothing, zip, zero, zilch. And tell Ripa I say the same is pretty much true about her without Regis. Neither one of you can carry a show, lead a show, star in a show.

Charles said...

Tell The Truth said...
I'll tell you what would win the day for Jon (because Kate would never, ever be able to do it) and that is for him to come clean, perfectly, completely clean about everything they've done, about what happened, what TLC did, every single lie exposed. I think he is capable of being honest, he is just out of practice; Khate is not capable.

10/26/2009 3:02 PM
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Great post! I agree.

You know, it is just baffling that there are people who idolize Kate. There certainly are two sides to every story.

I am totally amazed at how differently the fans see her. I have no explanation. Strange.

Momof2 said...

Do Steve's balls feel heavier in her purse than Jon's did?....(is that what the extra purse is for?)

MaryB said...

I was privy to an advanced showing of tonight's Q & A episode, and here is the recap....

"I, I, I, ME, ME, ME, ME...."

and this was me after the first 5 seconds...

"Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........!"

JK about having seen the show - all I've seen were the promos and THOSE were enough to make me wretch! I just lost it when I heard Khate say that telling line "We shall see..." or something to that effect. That leads me to believe that something is cooking in TV land (it ain't Khate!) that is going to keep the wench on the boob tube. DEAR GOD - NOOOOOO!

grannyoftwo said...

Source, please?

cable company that installed my boxes advised me of it personally.

radaronline=PRmouthpiece said...

I guess radaronline has given up any pretense of being real news. They say Kate answers questions fully and truthfully tonight. Just call yourselves PR to the highest bidder from now on and be honest yourselves.

JFaye said...

I hate to disillusion many of you who think Jon and Kate's divorce has been 'nasty' or 'horrid' or 'worse than most' but I would say it is about par for the course when it comes to bitter divorces and really hasn't been as nasty as some I have encountered in 21 years practicing family law in Illinois. Actually, both parents are doing what couples do in the midst of nasty litigation, but with Jon & especially Kate, they have a built in audience out there waiting to take sides.

The only side I am on is the kids, and since the court will be deciding between Jon and Kate on issues of custody, visitation, etc., I am rooting for the parent I believe will not alienate the kids from their extended family or their other parent. To me, that parent is Jon. Neither of these two is a candidate for parent of the year, but despite periods of immaturity, Jon seems to be more willing to put the kids' needs ahead of his own. Kate is still all about Kate and control and I believe she will do everything in her power to turn those kids against Jon and then again, play the victim card, about how he won't spend time with them.

Jon Was Done! said...

I used to share the opinion that the divorce is all a publicity hoax, but I no longer believe that because of the way poor old Jon looked that last time before the hiatus they took to pull things together.

Jon said something like he didn't care what people believe, he just didn't care.

Now that would indeed have been an Oscar winning performance. Jon REALLY did not care. He looked absolutely wrung out and hollow. The man was beat, spent, done, destroyed, ruined, glazed over and gone.

It's Been Done Already said...

thehazlettfamily said...

All of your questions are really good, however, this information was provided in prior shows and doubt she'll cover them, so I thought I'd fill you in.

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That's where I got the info, from the Viewer FAQ and All You Wanted To Know recaps.

Lucy said...

JFaye...at what point will the court appoint a guardian for the children? I believe it is called an ad litum??? I am also all for the children and hope the court will ensure the children are protected.

shilohpeace said...

It is really strange to read Perez Hilton (yes I admit I go to his site because I have no functioning brain cells any longer) who states that ALL AMERICA IS BACKING KATE, followed by post after post of what a crazy, sickening wench bitch she is. These media sites are sickening at best and I do believe TLC is paying them something extra.

I think Kate is the most fake woman I have ever seen. I almost threw up when I saw her latest picture of picking up the kids in 4 inch heels. Seriously, what mother puts on shoes like that to do motherly duties. Oprah admits that she only wears heels for filming. As such, Kate is most definitely getting dressed up for filming and picture taking - versus even caring a hoot about her kids.

Oh will this madness ever stop and will Kate actually get what is due her?

makes me sick when she says that she has found her niche on tv. Nobody watched the Jon and Kate show to see Kate - most wanted to see the children (as bad as that might be).

Karma has got to bit her in the ass at some point. I think it has started slightly but TLC is fighting hard to keep her as the poor pitiful victim.

anonymouse said...

Skeptical Viewer said...

Anonymouse said: "Cable and Sat. companies are now collection "data" and they sell them to advertisers and to the Neilson company."

Source, please?

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http://news.cnet.com/2100-1041-5154219.html

TiVo this week signed a deal to provide data to Nielsen Media Research, a leading provider of information on television-viewing habits. Under the agreement, TiVo will supply Nielsen with anonymous data on the habits of subscribers who have agreed to hand over their information, giving Nielsen its first look at the tendencies of DVR users. Nielsen spokesman Jack Loftus said Thursday that the next deal Nielsen reaches with TiVo, or any other DVR supplier, will involve more valuable demographic information about viewers, such as age or sex.

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Charter Cable

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-176790597/always-nielsens-charter-communications.html

Charter Stages Set-Top Test in Calif.

The television-viewing habits of 330,000 Charter Communications homes in Southern California will be tracked second by second, through a partnership between the cable operator and The Nielsen Co.

The viewing patterns will be captured in digital set-top boxes and the data forwarded to Nielsen Media Research to create reports on the performance of local and national ads and all channels in the Charter system.

The move was made as precise viewership data becomes a point of competition.

anonymouse said...

Here's the one for Satellite TV.

Nielsen's Now Measuring DirecTV to Spur National Ad Sales

http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/marketing-techniques-media/6318145-1.html

Nielsen will derive its DirecTV ratings data from subscriber homes that belong to the researcher's random national People Meter sample. Kopic estimated that "400 to 500" DirecTV customers are part of the 5,000-home People Meter sample at any given time.

Ship Of Fools said...

Go Posh Go said, Kate said: ..."I really don't want to be married again - can you blame me? But I don't want to be alone, the aloneness is so alone."

I hope the follow-up question was: "And do you EVER plan on getting a command of the English language?"

LOL!

I guess we can be grateful her reply wasn't "...the aloneness is so alone-ish".

WHY does this woman seem to feel her loneliness, her single parenthood, her navigating through divorce is all so much more compelling than anyone else who has gone through the same ordeals (sans the megabucks, vacas, trips to the spa, etc.)?

When, oh when, will she just GO AWAY?

Canadian Mom said...

The thing is tho, Kate, you are SO NOT alone! 8 kids? WTH??!!

And don't whine about kid love vs. adult love, just be THANKFUL you are NOT alone.

Why do I bother???!!!

*screaming*

Jen K said...

There is also a service, which I believe is called StopWatch that keeps track of viewer data from DVR records, watches, rewatches, deletes and "season passes".

Here's a clip from an article from Marketwatch.com:

"TiVo, firing the latest salvo in its battle with rival Nielsen Media Research, said Monday it will launch a local version of its StopWatch ratings service, which tracks the ways that TiVo users watch television shows as well as the commercials that air during the programs. "

So, yes....what you do with your DVR is being watched whether you are a Neilsen family or not. True, it is not counted toward those standard NF data, but it is still being used to make decisions in advertising, whether channels are picked up by cable companies and for other purposes.

Seriously? said...

So Lame!!!

I haven't watched this show in very long time, but I just watched 15 minutes of Kate acting like she's answering questions, and OMFG. GWOP should be getting paid or at least a writing credit for this POS show. The questions are straight off this board. Kate answers accusations from this site! It's hysterical.

I didn't think it possible, but she's coming across worse than ever.

TLC, you can't be serious?!

Molly said...

Full-Time Babysitter, part-time help, cleaning lady, and groundskeeper. Is that spoiled? No. It's called survival.
MY GOD....wait till she is dealt a bad set of cards...this woman is absolutely unreal. I turned it off...i could not stomach it. She has 8 kids. That's it. Nothing special at ALL.

iheartmyhubby said...

Really, from what I have seen of this show, it's just a review of all the footage that has previously been aired narrated by Kate. Nothing new, just a ploy for ratings.

DON'T SAY SEASONS, JON!!!!!!!!!! said...

Kate just said, "About five seasons ago, my kids were [whatever ages, I didn't catch it...]"

I thought you didn't measure your life in seasons, Kate?? Hmmmmmm?????

No Drama Mama said...

This "Special" HAD to have been filmed WELL over a month ago based on the way she is speaking about things.... It's like she doesn't foresee this ever ending!

What a farce having people writing in with questions.

cartoon voice said...

Did you hear that, moms? Your camera crew is the number one most important thing.

I better go make sure my crew is up to snuff.

Actually, Kate, most of us are close to our friends and family. I know you don't understand that. But we don't need to make sure our family is surrounded by good employees, hon.

orangeface said...

"is not homework the biggest pain in the butt to you as well?"

Kate, it sounds like you didn't do much of your english homework growing up.

Cristy said...

I tried to watch about 5 minutes of Kate but couldn't take it - Finally turned to A&E Intervention to watch the crazy, meth addicted, devil-worshipping whack-job run through the streets naked.

She was more inspiring.

Renee said...

Next week... KATE'S STORY. Is this necessary? We've been hearing and seeing nothing but Kate's story since day one. Ugh! Go away already!

marie said...

I am watching the Redskins get wooped by the Eagles.....sadly that beats listening to her crap.

tPoV said...

Just caught the end...DID KATE SAY THE SHOW IS OVER?

Skeptical Viewer said...

Anonymouse said: "TiVo will supply Nielsen with anonymous data on the habits of subscribers who have agreed to hand over their information,"

That "agreed to hand over" part is crucial.

In this and all the other source material you've provided regarding Nielsen ratings, it's clear that the person whose viewing habits are being monitored has to have given PERMISSION first for the monitoring to take place.

(I confirmed this via other sources as well.)

So if you haven't given permission to anyone to send your viewing info to Nielsen, you don't have to worry about whether or not you're contributing to J&K's ratings. You're not.

(But thanks for providing the links. It's always good to be able to confirm things like this one way or the other.)

Vanessa said...

She still does not address any child labor issues. They have a substantial amount of $ put away for college? They should have enough $ to live a pretty decent life AFTER college. Do Jon & Kate have to die for them to inherit their OWN money?
And why is she NOW owning up to all the help they have? Why couldn't they admit it when it was obvious they NEEDED and were getting help?
And what's with the one on one interview for next week? She's like the Engergizer bunny...going and going...talking and talking....

Calgary7 said...

Has Kate ever aged!

I saw a brief segment about kids & education funds where it cut back to some earlier season when Kate's hair was darker. She looked pretty, then. I don't know if it is too much work being done or bad lighting but she looked easily 15 years older.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

I just watched and there were a few hypocritical things that stuck out like a sore thumb. Kate totally contradicted herself (surprised?!?). For instance:

1. She said "5 seasons ago I wore sweatpants and t-shirts". She referred to her life in seasons a couple of times. Didn't she scream at Jon for doing this and didn't she say "we do NOT refer to our life in seasons!"?

2. When asked if she had any help Kate said she has a full-time babysitter during the day, someone who comes in a few hours at nights, someone who cleans her house, and someone who takes care of the yard. She said she needs the help because for safety reasons 2 people have to be at the house at all times (roll my eyes). She then went on to say she dresses nicer now because the kids are in school full-time and she now has time during the day to dress herself. If she has the time during the day why does she need all the help and why does she have to have a full-time babysitter with the kids not there?

3. I could've sworn I saw Doritos on the little girls plate when they showed footage of the older Valentines episode. She made heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches and on the plate it looked like there were Doritos (I may be wrong but it sure did look like it). Remember the issue she made on The View about Doritos?

4. There was a preview for next week's show and it said that Kate tells her side of the story in a one-on-one interview. What happened to the "I'm taking the high road" garbage?

Those are just a few things that set off red flags...I'm sure there are more.

I cringed at the end when Kate said despite popular belief the show is NOT detrimental to the children....it makes me sick to my stomach that she still does not see how terrible it is for the kids.

XYZed said...

As I was switching channels, I happened to come across tonight's Q&A. I lingered for less than a minute (that's truly all I could stand) to hear that Kate would like to be in a movie.

Delusional. Completely delusional.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

Go Posh Go said, Kate said: ..."I really don't want to be married again - can you blame me? But I don't want to be alone, the aloneness is so alone."

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For someone who claims to have "the gift of the gab" and who wants a career in television she sure does sound uneducated. I am not saying that she is and I don't try to make a habit out of making fun of the way people talk but Kate's made up words and her language skills are HORRIBLE. She will never make it on tv...her made up words are not cute and she sounds like a moron.

Calgary7 said...

Amateur hour. Poorly prepared. Bad execution.

Caught a couple of segments while waiting in ER for daughter to get stitches. (She's fine).

The questions were softballs. If Kate wants to compete at her age in a tight TV market against talented, educated and more personable professionals then, being prepared is a must.

GoPoshGo said...

Fact check, Kate: Kate claims that one of their great "we did it" accomplishments was surviving a 12 hour flight to Hawaii for the vow renewals (guess there's not a whole lot more to say to redeem that trainwreck).

BUT, it seems Ms. Katie Irene is conveniently forgetting the 5-day layover she insisted upon in San Diego ("so the kids could adjust to the time change"). They never flew 12 hours directly to Hawaii. They flew from PA to CA, where they were indulged with a 5-day free vacation. They then flew another 5 or so hours to Hawaii.

Kate really needs to actually WATCH her show, because all of this is clearly documented in a series of episodes.

Oh, and now she wants to "be in movies"???? "Do a voice of a cartoon character"??? Sorry, Cruella DeVille has already been taken.

This woman is so incredibly delusional. Someone please make her stop.

Calgary7 said...

Only losers blame others for the negative stuff that happens.

Every job has its problems. It just so happens that exposing yourself on reality TV also includes inviting along the paparazzi.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Geez the woman couldn't even "act" like the answers were spontaneous. She was reading directly off the paper. Except maybe the part where she said she wants to be in a MOVIE and also be the voice of a cartoon character. She is simply delusional. Take your meds honey. ROFLMAO.

pogo said...

Watch it! Very Narcisstic.
1. Dogs: kates lame excuse for getting rid of them, did not have time for them(real reason did not want them in first place).
2. Kids are getting razzed at school, Kate thinks nothing wrong.
3. filming is good for the kids, she still doesn't get it.
4.Her hair narcisstic
5. on help: it's called being kids with no mom(Kate is so out of touch with her kids)
6. Book Tour: I do it for the kids. They now have enough money to go to college thank you fans, who cares that you lost your jobs or house.
7. She struggles so hard at being a parent to 8 kids(like no body else does?)
8. Wears heels to make herself look good(or to walk over everybody else, poor Jon)
9. kept on going on about I got 8 kids and it's such a struggle! boohoo!
10. She goes to business meetings(it's a book tour Kate not a business meeting)
11. She wants to do more TV and a movie(Please! NO! we have been punished enough)
12. She feels she has no control over anything(boohoo! deal with it)

Funny thing that most of the clips are of Jon being a loving, caring parent, and the ones of Kate are of a yelling, whining drama queen.
God help us next week: More Kate! eeeeeek!

Bored said...

So a total waste of my hour. Who cares why she wears heels all the time? She didnt answer anything new. Boring show. Oh well, I knew better.

KateisntSObad said...

Call me crazy but I liked her on the show tonight. I guess I am just not as into hating Kate as most of the people on this site even though I think she and Jon seem like losers.

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