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anotherthing said...

fantastic post!!!!!

ginnymae said...

High five. Great post.

Sasha222 said...

Great post with some great information everyone needs to know. One good thing to come out of the whole balloon Boy ridiculousness is that it seems to be bringing more attention to the extent people will go to in order to become reality "stars" and example number 1 keeps going right back to Jon and Kate. This is truley the end for them. Let's all be grateful and assist in their disappearance. No more tracking down every single picture posted of Kate and analyzing what she is wearing or how she looks. No more time lines of events. No more anything. Not everyone here does those things, and I know their are some really sincere people on here who care about the well being of the children. But those who take it a little too far know what I'm talking about (and know who you are). Only the public can truley control the end of Jon and Kate. Without people paying attention or giving a crap the media no longer will either. Just look how quickly they moved on to balloon boy and how much they are milking that one. Soon enough Jon and Kate will be just a popular as Octomom is now.....and we barely hear about her anymore. Let's help continue the decline of Jon and Kate in the right way. By pointing out, and bringing people to the attention of, children's rights.

Cherier1 said...

Very well written.

Authorities????!!

Cherry said...

Wow this was the first time I noticed that post from Jon and Kate's neighbor, the religious man. I am kind of speechless. I'm sure it's been talked about on here, but since this is the first time I've read it I'm in dis-belief that this story has been brought to the attention of the media by now. I'd love to hear Sherry Shepard's explanation for someone who turned away the kindness of neighbors just because she was stuck up and rude. This by far bothers me more then anything because many people, my self included, would love to live in a neighborhood full of kind hearted people would were so willing to help....and at least wave when they see you. Kate really is a monster, and believe me her time will come when her behavior all comes back to her.

livnluv said...

Sasha222 said...
"But those who take it a little too far know what I'm talking about (and know who you are)."
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Please explain. Who is taking what too far? How would we know if we are?

Addison said...

Wow, great post, Julie!

I'm thinking of making a documentary about the exploitive nature of reality TV some day. (Yeah, I know it is sort of ironic given that reality TV is a form - albeit a corrupted one - of documentary.) Jon and Kate + 8 first brought the weirdness of reality TV to my attention, but now I can see that all reality TV is exploitive in a sense.

Ayr said...

From The Consequences of Children on Reality TV link.

“These shows can open the kids to a level of public scrutiny, of shame and of failure,” notes Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of VH-1’s “Celeb Rehab and co-author of "The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America." “You have to ask yourself if that is conducive to positive outcomes as they get older.”

Wasn't Dr. Drew on a show with Kate recently saying the kids are fine?

Brummygirl said...

Wonderful post and oh so true!!!

Robin said...

OH MY! what a terrific post. Thank you.

Momof2 said...

I want to read what Julie has to say when all this legal stuff is over with...maybe then she can really let her hair down and tell how she really really feels.

Doctor what? said...

Dr. Drew is more of a businessman than a doctor. Enough said.

AnotherLisa said...

I think the kids suffer immensely when the cameras are rolling and their privacy is stolen but what happens when the cameras go away? Do they feel that they are no longer important to anyone? Do they try to act out in other ways to get the attention that was just spoonfed to them? What will the long term consequences be? I see a rocky short term future for the 8 but in the long term, it could be devastating.

AnotherLisa said...

THANK YOU JULIE!!!

Thank you for caring for the kids and doing the right thing when the others painted you and your sister wrongly.

I know you will be there when the kids are finally allowed to reconnect. They will need you.

Vanessa said...

Wow, Ayr,
Was that a quote from a "book" by Dr. Drew? I get the feeling he's fighting his own narcissistic demons too!

Joanne said...

Great post Julie! How are Jodi and Kevin doing? I can imagine how hard this is for the family.

NoUse4Kate said...

"I continue to hope that the right people will step up and that change will happen very soon!"

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Me too! Great blog. :)

MomofFour said...

It is absolutely true...when no one cares enough to write about Kate Gosselin...she will go away. Good, bad, negative, positive, in Hollywood no publicity is bad publicity. They TEACH you this in Hollywood. Her handlers are telling her this. Jon's are telling him this. They and TLC will continue this scam until no one cares.

Every time a "news event" happens about these two it creates MORE reaction from the public. If you don't react...they don't win.

Katie711 said...

Great Article. I myself cant wait until this family falls into obscurity. I am as guilty as everyone else for following this family. After reading the Vanity Fair article and them saying that GWOP was "INSANE" it got me to thinking. INSANE is a very strong term for people who simply post their thoughts and opinions. There is another site out there in which on any given day you can go and have your ass handed to you if you post something negative about Kate. NO MATTER what the subject is. For example, a 67 year old woman called another poster a " FN DOUCHE BAG" for commenting on Kate's boob job. WHO cares I thought. A lot of people get boob jobs. Then another blogger said to another that Jon needs to be jailed immediately for abuse because he was snapped tugging on Hannah's(?) braid and In Touch has it on the cover. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ABUSE? Who hasn't tugged on a braid or pony tail in fun? It was clear he was just playing with her and these so called mothers are ready to burn him at the steak. But say something about Kate harshly spanking her kid caught on film and denying water or even carrying a huge wooden spoon in her passenger side of her vehicle and your going to have 10 posters IMMEDIATELY go after you. It is MIND BLOWING to me. When is it ok to call a perfect stranger names for their opinion? Can you imagine you in a bar or restaurant and your called a FN Douche bag because the guy next to you didn't like what you were talking about? Shocking. Not only has this family brought out the worst in themselves it seems Kate lovers bring out the worst in themselves. That being said once they go away we can all get back to our own um "SANITY". ( yes that is sarcastic)

Go Away Kate said...

MomofFour said...
It is absolutely true...when no one cares enough to write about Kate Gosselin...she will go away. Good, bad, negative, positive, in Hollywood no publicity is bad publicity. They TEACH you this in Hollywood. Her handlers are telling her this. Jon's are telling him this. They and TLC will continue this scam until no one cares.

Every time a "news event" happens about these two it creates MORE reaction from the public. If you don't react...they don't win.

10/20/2009 6:44 AM
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Yes, No publicity is BAD publicity!

You know, Nadya Suleman (Octomom) really did not get the fame and fortune she thought she would get. She did get some, but most of it was criticizing her. She does get help from welfare, but the private and corporate funding she expected just didn't materialize.

She was so repulsive and abhorant right from the start that people just did not want to help her further her agenda. They did not want to be associated with her.

The video that Fox ran was just what they bought from Radar Online and paparazzi.

Thank goodness!

Now she criticizes Kate and other reality shows, calling them exploitive. We know she would do it in a New York minute if she could interest the right people.

So, Kate and her paparazzi and TLC are keeping her upfront and famous, but the end may be in sight. Maybe. We sure do hope so.

JFaye said...

Ayr said ...

"Wasn't Dr. Drew on a show with Kate recently saying the kids were fine?"

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I think you answered your own question in your post:

Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of VH-1’s “Celeb Rehab and co-author of "The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America."

This is like the political analysts who interview each other. I doubt this quack is objective enough to have an opinion not tied to his own media interests.

Balloon Boy said...

Kate really seems to garner some fabulous media attention. Here is a piece published by Vanity Fair on 10/19: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2009/10/jon-and-kate-gosselin-200910

At least Vanity Fair is smart enough to tear down the walls and write how narcissitic this woman is. Jon & Kate exist because they are free fodder for the magazines that need to sell issues.

I just wish Jon & Kate and the Balloon Boy's parents could go off to their own island. Their poor children.

At least Jon is probably a realer person than Kate is.

Moons in Leo said...

Well written and thought provoking. Hopefully those in authority will be taking a long, hard look at these attention seeking exploitive parents.

As we all know too well, you don't need a license to have kids.

mommadiane5 said...

Momof4, I'm with you. They will go away when the attention is gone. I haven't watched in a year now. And, I'm not going to start now. Not even to watch Kate hem and haw her way thru a whole hour.

TLC, you are so desperate.

Maybe, Dr. Dru had an epiphany, as well, as Jon. Maybe, it comes from being around Kate long enough.

Julie, loved your post.

Not a fan of either said...

That article about former reality stars harming themselves scares me. As much as she bothers me, I am concerned for Kate. I am concerned about what will happen to her when this all ends. And it will end. It's just frightening. If ever there was a family spinning out of control, it is this family. They have my prayers.

Judy said...

There's a piece on AOL today about how the kdis are wailing and miserable without the camera crew, and without being filmed. Kate also feels that she is not the one exploiting her children --it's the people making the claims of the exploitation who are actually exploiting them.

all scripted said...

Kate + 8 is so boring. Jon vs Kate is even getting boring too. After Balloon Boy incident, a light went on in a many people's heads. It's obvious to them that Jon and Kate planned all these publicity stunts as well.

Both Jon and Kate knew they couldn't pretend to be a family anymore. With all the money, Kate wants to meet new men. Jon got dumped and of course he was ready to go out and meet new girls. It's almost impossible to hide it.

Then the media found out they were no longer together. The happy family brand is tainted, so Jon and Kate went completely 180 to create all these dramas and draw viewers.

I believe Kate and Jon are still friends. They are good friends and business partners to make money and stay famous together. They love EASY MONEY more than anything, so they could always sit down and have a good conversation about how to create the next publicity stunt.

Remember, their divorce isn't finalized. And any lawsuit can always be withdrawn. No big deal. It's a publicity stunt with no consequence. It's not like Heene's faulse report with the police, that could be serious and charged as criminal.

Just think about it. If they hate each so much, why did Jon let her in the house while he had custody? That was after Kate falsely accused Jon of withdrawing $230,000 all in one day. It's on the record, she cried on TV about stealing. (Technically, it's false accusation because Jon only took around $160,000 over a year. It's not like $230,000 is all gone today, boom! His last withdraw was $22,000.)

Then TLC sued Jon. It looks like Kate and TLC want to destroy Jon. Many people cried foul and pity Jon. It creates more interests. But I am afraid the whole thing is all scripted.

If someone falsely accuses you like that, wouldn't you sue her for defamation? You wouldn't let someone trying to destroy you (with the help from TLC) in the house, would you? Why would Kate want to meet Jon who halted the show, the thing that matters to her the most?

They are partners in crime. All the lawsuits can be withdrawn like nothing happened.

texas two step said...

Thanks Julie for that great post.

GWOP, I believe this is what this site was started for .... the kids. God Bless them.

It is appearing through Jon's actions requesting that TLC no longer film, the kids are going to be "safe" from the dangers, but please all do keep in mind something. It was the actions of primarily Kate (with Jon following along in a patsy sense) that lead the kids to the damage that has been done. I don't know what can be done, once this chapter is over, to prevent further exploitation by Kate (and perhaps Jon as well).
I am a firm believer in prayer, so whatever your denomination out there, please raise these kids up in a prayer for healing and protection.
Can't do anything about the damage done, but by golly, maybe something about the damage to come.

Lauren said...

So it takes a balloon and a hoax to get the media's attention to child exploitation!

I watched Barbara Walters this morning saying that children should not be allowed to be in reality tv shows. Where was that statement when Kate was co-hosting? They were all blasting balloon boys parents for what they were doing. So what makes Jon and Kate any different? We have been screaming "child exploitation" on this site for a long time and I am sure the media is aware of it. I hope this story helps to bring an end to children in reality shows. They are starting to talk about it on news shows now.

Katie711 said...

I read that AOL post. Its pretty much exactly what VF said. Its all a bunch of non-sense. She knows exactly why the kids are acting out. Its unbelievable to me that she doesn't have these kids in therapy. After all the stuff they have been thru. Come on get with it already.

XYZed said...

Thank you, Julie, for continuing to focus on the most important issue in all of this nonsense - the well-being of eight children.

Well done, and please don't give up the fight.

Lucy said...

On next week's show Khate gets to answer (TLC) approved questions from viewers (sheeple) like:

Who does your beautiful hair?
How can we all learn to organize as super good as you do Kate?
Aren't you kind of lonely at the top? Can we be bestest buddies?
How do you cope leaving your sweet, shy, quiet, well-behaved/brought up, doted on by you, children to provide the sparkle for your book tours?
Can you come to our town to speak to all us other mommies?
Where can we send more love offerings?
Have you ever, pretty please, thought of starring in a "dress for success" show?
Why doesn't your bodyguard actually live with you? I mean you need full time protection don't you now that you are such a big star?
When will Vogue have you on their cover?
Are you in negotiation to make a movie? You would win an Academy Award for sure!
Shouldn't you run for Congress or something equal to your intelligence? (my apologies to Congress)
And so it goes ... no one should believe their own publicity like Khate does ... it tends to bite you in the balloon...umm I mean the ass.

Suzanne said...

I read the opening paragraph of the VF expose and I couldn't get the vision of Willie Wonka's
Veruca Salt out of my mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7nG3KvZDA

Ohh, that darned Golden Goose!!

TandLMommy28 said...

Suzanne said...

I read the opening paragraph of the VF expose and I couldn't get the vision of Willie Wonka's
Veruca Salt out of my mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7nG3KvZDA

Ohh, that darned Golden Goose!!

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It is especially fitting that at the end of the scene, Wonka says, "She was a bad egg." :)

dustilies said...

Lucy,

Hysterically funny list of sheeple questions. Thanks for a great laugh at the end of the school day.

jasmine said...

This balloon boy hoax brings up a question regarding the Gosselin children. I'm curious as to how a hot air balloon business would allow 5 year olds to fly. Kate and the children went up in a hot air balloon. Don't they usually have age, height, weight requirements? It seems dangerous if they don't have any and if they do have restrictions, why were the children allowed to go up?

Suzanne said...

Judy said...
There's a piece on AOL today about how the kdis are wailing and miserable without the camera crew, and without being filmed. Kate also feels that she is not the one exploiting her children --it's the people making the claims of the exploitation who are actually exploiting them.

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The misery which produces the wailing is precisely WHY these kids need to be OFF the air. It is proof of the skewed view these children have regarding their place in the world. IF what she says is true, they're going thru withdrawals, let them work thru this with proper, professional intervention, NOT cameras.

Suzanne said...

Hmm, I was also wondering do you think Kate has ever heard of Aesop? Maybe she could take a gander at that ole goose fable. She doesn't seem to be minding the Good Book she was raised on, so perhaps a refresher of the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_egg_laying_bird

PA Woman said...

I keep seeing the comments on other sites with people defending this show and the continued filming of the kids. I see the reasons, the film crew is like family, all the free trips, and on and on and on.

I don't understand their opinion. How can anyone not see that for a child to be filmed and their lives transmitted across the air waves, and saved for eternity on youtube can not be healthy for the kids. Even if there is not a direct effect now, there will be as the grow older and the vids come back to haunt them.

Can't See Sheep said...

Wonderful post Julie!


Not a fan of either said...
As much as she bothers me, I am concerned for Kate. I am concerned about what will happen to her when this all ends. And it will end.
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I'm concerned as well. I'm concerned now, I wonder how she's treating her kids when there are no cameras there & how she's going to treat them when it's very clear that there will be no more cameras. We've all seen how she behaves when there are cameras. I wish there was somewhere & someone stable & strong that those 8 kids could stay with until all this blows over, because frankly I don't trust that woman to be a decent human being or anything remotely close. She's too busy thinking the entire world owns her. And after reading what some of the adult reality stars have done, that's just frightening. Then the absolute nonsense about those calling exploitation being the ones exploiting her children, she isn't IN denile, she IS DENILE, that woman is the absolute embodiment of it.


all scripted said...
I believe Kate and Jon are still friends. They are good friends and business partners to make money and stay famous together.
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You're giving these 2 way more dredit than I ever could, they've got all the cunning of wilted lettuce & dead goldfish. The behavior & manipulation strikes me as painfully obvious, most on GWOP know what Kate will do next or at least have a very good idea of what kind of numb nuts behavior she'll get up to. Kate is not even a friend to herself, so I have a very hard time seeing her be a friend to anyone else. She can't even interact normally with her own offspring for crying out loud.


And any lawsuit can always be withdrawn. No big deal. It's a publicity stunt with no consequence. It's not like Heene's faulse report with the police, that could be serious and charged as criminal.
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It'd be nice if that Hawian resort that was used for their false vow renewal ceremony pointed out they were duped by fraudulant tales, but they probably have too much dignity to involve themselves in this mess & will be more careful in future as to who and what they believe. There are plenty out there who have been treated to a dose of fraud by these people, churches spring immediately to mind. There's plenty illegal that's happen, just everyone had the "good manners" to over look it. As far as I'm concerned it's about time some of these people dropped the manners & got down right rude with darling little Katie.

RNmomin CA said...

new post on Minor Consideration
http://www.minorcon.org/children_before_outcomes.html
Really good points and eye opening

soozBC said...

Suzanne - Rather than "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg" I've always thought Kate take heed of the old fairy tale "The Fisherman and his Wife".

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm019.html

A wife that pushes her husband to ask the enchanted fish for a cottage, and then a palace, and then to be made a King.

All along the husband/Jon doesn't agree with his wife but he does what she asks of him. The more and more the wife/Kate gets, the more and more she wants. Greed consumes her - she ultimately wants to become a God.

In the end, she asks too much and the enchanted fish, fed up with her greed, takes it all away and sends her back to her original filthy shack.

goawayfools said...

Katie Dearest, I hear your remarkably well-rounded and adaptable children are wailing away at the Orphanage because the TLC cameras are no longer around. First of all, I'm sure they're thrilled that you've let the world in on their private torment, if it is indeed true. Secondly, Jon says they're doing just fine. Excuse me, but I believe him over you no matter what. And finally and most importantly, you are their mother. It is your job to protect those kids. While you will never admit that the show has ruined your family's lives and will never see the harm done, you at least owe it to your kids to help them with their supposed disappointment. If your kid loved swimming in the pool unattended or running into traffic, you'd stop them and if they wailed, then you'd explain why you stopped them and if they still wailed, you'd comfort them and reassure them. And you definitely wouldn't tell the world the kid was wailing, to avoid embarrassing him/her. That is, if you were a loving parent. And if you valued your children's well being more than a paycheck. And if, in fact, they were actually wailing in the first place. The cameras were going to leave at some point; many feel they've been there too long. You couldn't think ahead at all and prepare those adaptable kids for this inevitability? Maybe if you had, they wouldn't be wailing. Are you putting a good spin on this at all for them, or is bile spewing from your mouth and scaring those
kids? Do they wail when you hit them? Yell at them? Ignore them? Make fun of them? Tell the world you're too poor to feed them? Get rid of their pets? Throw away their toys? Seems like those kids have plenty to wail about. God, you are such a miserable bitch. The kids must be so grateful to have their father.

Can't See Sheep said...

soozBC said...

Suzanne - Rather than "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg" I've always thought Kate take heed of the old fairy tale "The Fisherman and his Wife".
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That is so fitting!

SuzieO said...

It'd be nice if that Hawian resort that was used for their false vow renewal ceremony pointed out they were duped by fraudulant tales, but they probably have too much dignity to involve themselves in this mess & will be more careful in future as to who and what they believe. There are plenty out there who have been treated to a dose of fraud by these people, churches spring immediately to mind. There's plenty illegal that's happen, just everyone had the "good manners" to over look it. As far as I'm concerned it's about time some of these people dropped the manners & got down right rude with darling little Katie.
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The Hawaiian resort was in it for the national advertisement. The manufacturers of the Crooked Houses said that within minutes of the show airing, the orders started pouring in and haven't stopped. The organic meat company Kate used has said that since that episode aired they have had orders for 1/2 cows from across the country, etc. etc.

Businesses don't give them free things because of some sob story they heard. They are in it for the money and couldn't care less about Kate or her story. Jon and Kate have lied a lot and have received money by implying that they were struggling when in fact they had more money than those giving to them but I don't see where they did anything illegal or committed fraud? If they have I'd sure like to know about it. :-)

Suzanne said...

soozBC said...
Suzanne - Rather than "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg" I've always thought Kate take heed of the old fairy tale "The Fisherman and his Wife".

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm019.html

A wife that pushes her husband to ask the enchanted fish for a cottage, and then a palace, and then to be made a King.

All along the husband/Jon doesn't agree with his wife but he does what she asks of him. The more and more the wife/Kate gets, the more and more she wants. Greed consumes her - she ultimately wants to become a God.

In the end, she asks too much and the enchanted fish, fed up with her greed, takes it all away and sends her back to her original filthy shack.

----- The Fisherman's Wife is an excellent choice as well. We should compile of short list for her perusing pleasure. Everthing new is QUITE old, isn't it?!

balloon girl said...

The only difference between Heene parents and Gosselin parents is that Gosselins fooled everybody for a while before some people found out it's a fraud and the are con artists. Now people know it's a scam, but the business has already been established. Gosselins' business partners TLC and media partners won't let Gosselins go away.

People found out Heenes are con artists the first day they got their name out there. It happened before they had a chance to establish network and business. Now public opinions makes sponsors and network stay away.

she is evil said...

I read VF every month. How did I miss the Kate article? Which VF was it ? Who was on the cover? Thanks!

kate can't do sh** said...

I remember watching the vow renewal ceremony and noticed something quite telling. It was after their phoney, pathetic, TLC scripted speeches to each other in front of their kids. They obviously hit the booze afterwards and Kate was half cut because she was being nice and somewhat effusive with Jon when it was time to do the romantic dance in front of everyone. She was giddy from the wine and a personality change came over her. Kate looked at Jon face to face and softly said, "thank you" to him. I believe she was thanking him for doing something he did not want to do but did it for her and her "contract hononourer" bs. How does it feel Kate, to have people want nothing but ill will to come your way because you are so disliked? Do you not lay in bed at night and wonder how you can make things better so that you are not so despised? That has always struck me as odd that so many people are waiting for karma to hit her square between the wonky eye(s).

Vanessa said...

They aired the Dutch Wonderland episode the other day. In the interview chair, they were commenting on Mady's recent change in behaviour. She couldn't put her finger on it, something was up.
There had to be a reason for her acting up all the time...blah blah... This to me was showing how stressful those kids lives had become. You'd think Khate would have SOME clue. Do you not think the invasion in their lives, the timetable they had to follow, the constant presence of a CREW was not CONTRIBUTING to this behaviour? Just because Cara did not express her feelings, be it by acting out like Mady, then it couldn't possibly be anything other than "oh, that's just Mady"
In the episode you clearly hear Khate say "ok, we're out of here.."
but they didn't leave, they continue shooting since they had to get enough footage. Both her and Jon are FREAKING, grabbing the kids heads, their arms, and they HAVE THE NERVE to comment on Mady's behaviour?? Being such "good" parents, the filming should have stopped right then and there. Hopefully now that they've pulled the plug, some higher authority will finally give those kids THEIR turn to ANSWER "FANS" QUESTIONS!

can't stand her said...

Oh stupid Kate, you said in the VF article that the kids miss Jon when he's away, and you're sure the kids miss you as well when you're gone. Don't be so sure about that. It must be like heaven for them when you're gone. A neurotic, disruptive coworker has shown me how the presence or absence of one person can make an environment better or worse. The days she is out are so peaceful and calm. And she is way nicer than you.

lifeoriley said...

Re: Suzanne
The story "The Rocking Horse Winner" by DH Lawrence can also be applied to the Gosselin situation. The child in the story is used to make money for the adults, with tragic consequences at the end.

Take your Ballons rich and Kate and Fly Away! said...

I heard something interesting about Ballon boy's parents' Wife Swap epi. Lifetime has pulled it from their Wife Swap lineup.

Good for you Lifetime! Gee, a media outlet that shows some integrity. Maybe I'll even start watching your women-in-peril, men-are-evil movies again.

Nawwww.....


Also, Richard Heene, Balloon dad, seems to have a bit of a record...as in police...not music....

karmatrain said...

PA Woman said...

I keep seeing the comments on other sites with people defending this show and the continued filming of the kids. I see the reasons, the film crew is like family, all the free trips, and on and on and on.

I don't understand their opinion. How can anyone not see that for a child to be filmed and their lives transmitted across the air waves, and saved for eternity on youtube can not be healthy for the kids. Even if there is not a direct effect now, there will be as the grow older and the vids come back to haunt them.

10/20/2009 3:42 PM

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i see these people, the ones that want filming to continue, as selfish. they would rather watch these kids grow up FOR THEIR OWN ENTERTAINMENT AND PLEASURE, than for these kids to have a slight chance of normalcy.

SoozBC said...

LifeofRiley: Wow - 'The Rocking Horse Winner' was chilling.

It really brought home the type of pressure the gosselin kids must feel. Does the McMansion whisper "more money" and do the kids feel the pressure to continue filming to make their mother happy and their financial futures secure?

No 5 year old or 8 year old should be under that type of pressure. Someone needs to send that short story to Kate and force her to read it.

Skeptical Viewer said...

she is evil said: "I read VF every month. How did I miss the Kate article? Which VF was it ? Who was on the cover? Thanks!"

You didn't miss it; the article was a website exclusive, not in the magazine.

Double Dare You! said...

karmatrain said...
PA Woman said...

I keep seeing the comments on other sites with people defending this show and the continued filming of the kids. I see the reasons, the film crew is like family, all the free trips, and on and on and on.

I don't understand their opinion. How can anyone not see that for a child to be filmed and their lives transmitted across the air waves, and saved for eternity on youtube can not be healthy for the kids. Even if there is not a direct effect now, there will be as the grow older and the vids come back to haunt them.

10/20/2009 3:42 PM

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i see these people, the ones that want filming to continue, as selfish. they would rather watch these kids grow up FOR THEIR OWN ENTERTAINMENT AND PLEASURE, than for these kids to have a slight chance of normalcy.

10/21/2009 8:41 AM
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Since TLC does not see the harm they have done to the Gosselin family, perhaps they should look at their "own people" and film their lives.

Certainly they could find something interesting to show the world.

Perhaps Eileen O'Neill and Karen Stoddard would be an interesting family to follow.

Karen went into retirement to raise their children. Eileen rose in pay scale and title to one of the biggest wigs at TLC.

They could call this interesting show: "Living In A Family With Two Moms, A Unique Perspective."

If it is not harmful to expose your family to the world, go ahead and do it.

Show us.

Double Dare You!

carolann said...

"Good for you Lifetime! Gee, a media outlet that shows some integrity. Maybe I'll even start watching your women-in-peril, men-are-evil movies again."

Lifetime has much more programming featuring evil women, innocent men, and the stupid women that love them. It's not exactly a paragon of feminism.
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"They could call this interesting show: "Living In A Family With Two Moms, A Unique Perspective."

Mommy, Mommy, and Me would be a more TLC friendly cutesy title no? It would be great programming to have it follow the Duggars.

Teri said...

The blog post by Jon and Kate's former neighbor is really telling. Kate didn't just want help, she wanted BIG HELP from BIG MONEY like a show.

I found it credible because this guy isn't a famewhore looking to cash in but simply sharing his years of observations from a neighbor's perspective.

Like Cherry said above, I would love to live in a neighborhood like that.

Thank you for the post Julie.

shilohpeace said...

I still don't understand Julie's Timing is Everything post. Even after she tried to explain it and then referred to it again in her recent post, it doesn't make sense to me. If anyone else understands what she means by stating "timing is everything", please please let me know. Thank you!

Button Button said...

shilohpeace said...
I still don't understand Julie's Timing is Everything post. Even after she tried to explain it and then referred to it again in her recent post, it doesn't make sense to me. If anyone else understands what she means by stating "timing is everything", please please let me know. Thank you!

10/21/2009 5:14 PM
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I too am confused. I feel like I am waiting for the other shoe to fall. Is that what Julie means? Something is going to happen that hasn't yet happened, or what?

What Was That Movie? said...

I have a vision of a little house of horrors type plant, a big man-eater type, that is kept in a big room (Kate's bedroom). Instead of blood, it screams for cash, and the kids in the night must come forward and "FEED ME". Oddly, shaped, this gigantic plant has spikes coming out the top and gigantic bottom. The kids know that if they don't feed the plant, the plant will....feed on them.

Lucy said...

If the Paula Deen show thingy-wingy (oops talking like Khate now) didn't pan out what kind of show do you think they will get the princess to do? Travelogues? "What Not To Wear on Balloon Rides"? I'm just not sure what Khate is qualified to do for more than 1 minute on television.

anotherthing... said...

great new post :)

its interesting to think that any of us could have been forced into the 'reality tv' life when we were babies/small kids as well.

im so thankful i wasnt.

Elvira said...

Someone else who gets it.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704224004574489310081948326.html

Elvira said...

It's catching on and spreading:
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091023/NEWS04/910230314

just wondering said...

Teri said...
The blog post by Jon and Kate's former neighbor is really telling. Kate didn't just want help, she wanted BIG HELP from BIG MONEY like a show.

I found it credible because this guy isn't a famewhore looking to cash in but simply sharing his years of observations from a neighbor's perspective.
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Walt waited to tell the story until his own book was coming out. He could have said something so much sooner.

Button Button said...

Elvira, those articles are excellent! I wish the Gosselins would be required to read them -- and Eileen O'Neill as well!

Thanks!

Jen Guyer said...

>>What Not To Wear on Balloon Rides"?<<

Now, there's the cross over show we need to see! Kate on "What Not To Wear". Two shows I hate, but I would watch that! LOL

Charles said...

Kevin and Jody Krider (sp?) appear with Gloria Alred!!

Thanks Julie!!


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

PA Woman said...

What will be interesting about this is if Gloria talks about it with Nancy Grace. Nancy seems so pro-Kate and anti-Jon I would love to see how she deals with it.