Oct 24, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions


The saga continues and continues and continues.

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emma said...

Wondering why A-list celebs like Angelina Jolie and Hillary Swank don't have bodyguards but our little Katie Irene does. I'm really confused by this. Does she actually take herself seriously? I mean, the woman is the epitome of contradictions. First, in earlier episodes, she claims that she knows nothing of fashion and that Jon would have to tell her which shoes to wear. Now, she only dresses in the latest designer clothes and carries expensive handbags and prances around in ridiculously high heels. Second, she claimed in earlier episodes (like the Christmas episode from last year) that the kids don't always get what they want yet she has been photographed getting mega-expensive toys from F.A.O Schwartz. I could go on and on but this would end up being a novel.

I don't quite understand why people are so fascinated by this woman. These "sheeple" either are beyond clueless to her sham or are jsut plain idiotic and need to be slapped in the face and told to snap back into reality. Kate may be a single mother but is in no way struggling financially. Shame on TLC and anyone else who pities this woman for being the "struggling single mom" who just "wants to do the best for her kids." Her constant pity-party is an insult to the millions of single mothers who are trying to make ends meet by WORKING hard to stay afloat. This woman does not know the definition of work. I truly believe the gravy train is coming to its long-awaited end. Katie dear, your 15 minutes of fame expired 4 hours ago. Go get a real job and fade into obscurity. No one cares about you anymore.

yme said...

The answer might be here http://www.celebitchy.com/73029/kate_gosselins_diva_antics_at_a_charity_event/

acertaingirl said...

Catching up on the tabs, so this may already have been mentioned. According to "sources", if Kate plus 8 ever gets green lighted (a very VERY big if), Kate wants TLC to find her another house, since the current one holds so many bad memories,

HELLOOOO!! Didn't the KONS move into the manse fully knowing their marriage was on the rocks? No wonder there are bad memories - wonder how the kiddos will remember the house (and their childhoods for that matter).

J&K both make me sick - FREE THE 8!!

lifeoriley said...

Kate likes having a bodyguard because he makes her feel important. He protects her from "riffraff" and any fans that may become over-zealous. Also, he "babysits" Kate for TLC so she doesn't get out of hand, IMO.
Also, Kate is not a "single mother". She is a soon-to-be divorced mother whose husband is still very much involved in his children's lives. Both of my sisters went through divorces where the ex basically walked away from the children. One sister's ex eventually came around and started being involved in his son's life emotionally and financially --the other sister's ex never did (my sister truly was doing it alone).

MissysMom said...

I just went to the Vanity Fair site and read the article about "her" that they had written in August. It included the FAO Schwartz trip.

Sounds like she breezed through the store like a queen among peasants with her peeps trotting along behind her. She even stepped on a little boy's foot who said, "OW!!" She walked on, saying over her shoulder, "Oops, sorry!" like she had stepped on an ant.
What nerve.

There was more but I can't even go on. If anyone has the stomach to read four pages of Kate bullcrap, go ahead.

I cannot abide this person. It's women like her that give women like the rest of us a bad name.

Pony said...

I'm increasingly convinced that the "bodyguards" are probably because TLC wanted Kate under control. Remember Jon said in an interview that TLC "gave" him a bodyguard to keep him under control. In Kate's case, probably to keep her from throwing public tantrums. As for her clothes, while I agree she now dresses in something more than sweats and tee shirts, if you check out what she's wearing, much of the time she's still not dressing all that well in terms of appropriateness for the occasion or in terms of how outfits go together. If Stacy and Clinton had told her what to wear for the hot air balloon ride, for example, I think they'd have had her in knee length walking shorts, an appropriate top, and flat sandals or similar shoes, not those ridiculously high heels and a tight denim mini-skirt with the too-revealing halter top. They would also be on her case about buying every color of knit baby doll cotton knit dress that ATL was selling last spring - especially since it was one size too small.

As for the F.A.O. Schwartz toys - that expedition was set up by her handlers when she was in NYC. It's all in the Vanity Fair article.

She may not be a struggling single mother at the moment, but I have a feeling she will be in a few months. It sure looks like they have spent with wreckless abandon and very little of that $1.2 million in probably left. If she and Jon don't find decent jobs in the very near future, I can see some tough times ahead for all of them.

rachel said...

I thought it was a contradiction when she said she got rid of her wedding ring and replaced it with 8 diamonds and a mother of pearl. Get a clue! Most single moms in America are just trying to make ends meet and don't have money to buy extravagant jewelry.

And the next week she claimed she couldn't pay her bills b/c Jon drained the bank account.

Delusional and attention-seeking behavior.

Lucy said...

emma said:
Wondering why A-list celebs like Angelina Jolie and Hillary Swank don't have bodyguards but our little Katie Irene does.

Probably cause Khate has to PAY a man now to take her daily abuse since Jon's gone away! That's one of Katie's bestest ways of entertaining herself...besides denying water, spanking in public, yelling, crying, and generally seeking attention from the world.

cjmiller53 said...

Steve Neild and company may be referred to as body guards but they are nothing more than TLC's babysitters. They are there only to keep Kate inline and somewhat controlled by TLC. I'm sure that they have to report back to TLC of any times that Kate does not comply with rules and regulations that TLC has set up in regards to her public behavior. Sure they may stop people from approaching her in public, but from we have heard in the past, it's probably handled more tactfully than if Kate were to deal with that kind situation herself. I really think that they are there only to try and prevent the public from her true personality (nasty nature). Must keep the public thinking she is a sweet, gentle woman that needs protection. (Sarcasm here!)

Carrin said...

I wish The Real Houswives would put Kate in one of their roles. Those women would eat her alive!

Finally she would be with people who know how to defend themselves, but also how to dish it out.

I'd love to see that!

Lucy said...

I'd PAY to see Nancy Grace interview Khate.

Im_in_PR said...

Well, the inevitable is happening. The media backlash against Kate Gosselin has begun.

There are a LOT less articles about her this week. Lets hope this trend continues.

Theygrossmeout said...

I cannot believe how the idiots at ROL can buy into the TLC propaganda about Kate being this pure and innocent, single mother raising her 8 children. My first argument is she is far from innocent. Look how she picks up her kids. She is wearing a RED leather blazer, an expose your boobs and cleavage shirt, tight white pants (who wears white in OCTOBER?) and 10 inch high heals. You can tell by that outfit she has no intention of doing ANYTHING in terms of care taking for her children, or cleaning the house. Secondly my argument would be she dresses for the photographers. I guess nobody would want to be caught looking bad but this is over the top and shows she believes she is some type of BIG CELEBRITY. My third argument would be she barely takes care of her children. She is away more then home. All this TLC BS "All about the children" has gotten my crazy.

As for all the posters who bend over for Kate. You cannot even mention a valid point without them jumping all over you with their mean and moronic comments. They insult anybody who does. I really believe that Kate's days are numbered. It disturbs me that a magazine like Vanity Fair would insult Kate for the pompous ass that she is and then call this site MOST INSANE. Obviously they have not read the posts. If they had ROL'S posts they would see who was really the most insane. KATE AND HER WARPED FANS.

Theygrossmeout said...

Oh and Emma. Couldn't have said it better myself!!!!!!

Lawyer in SAT said...

"Jon Gosselin has returned enough of the $180,000 he withdrew from a family bank account to avoid being held in contempt of court, his lawyer says.

Instead, his estranged wife may end up in contempt: The court also ordered Kate Gosselin to account for $55,000 she took from the account, Mark Heller tells People.

The lawyer wouldn’t say how much Jon returned, but he did have the option to reserve some of the $180,000 if he showed it was put to “appropriate use.”


http://www.newser.com/story/72447/jon-returns-cash-but-kate-doesnt-lawyer.html

I read somewhere that Kate claims that the $55,000 she withdrew as spent on the household. If so, then why not provide the accounting?

Sounds to me like Kate spent it on personal things for herself, spa visits, travel, hotel rooms? Who knows. She really should just pay it back if she wants to maintain her "victimized mother" persona. Holding out like this makes her look like well....what she is IMO...a complete hypocrite.

my9cats said...

Lucy said...

I'd PAY to see Nancy Grace interview Khate.
10/24/2009 11:02 AM

Not me.
NG would probably ask her out on a date.

rural mom said...

Letting Kate talk the show off into the sunset is appropriate because she is the liar in the family. Best to let her keep up the illusion until the cameras fade to black.

jibberjabbers said...

The thing I don't understand is how the single mothers who support Kate are comparing themselves to Kate.

"Hi Kate, I'm a divorced mother of 3, and watching you care and support your 8, makes me feel that I can take care of my 3"..

It's a very weak analogy IMO.

Because 1. Jon isn't out of the picture. He still pretty much involved with the his kids.

2. He still has custody, still paying for child support. etc etc.

Not to mention the nannies help out 24/7 while the parents pursue a TV career.

Not a fan of either said...

Steve Neild 'might' have been an important body guard at one time, but since joining Kate he is nothing more than a joke. He could not possibly have one ounce of pride trotting along behind this woman, carrying her purse, dressing very un-bodyguard like. I cannot imagine anyone ever taking him seriously again. IMO he has made a serious career mistake for someone who is suppose to be so smart. Then again, I still have not ruled out that he has a thing for Kate. On the other hand, I mostly believe the person that Kate dumped Jon for just HAS to be a TLC employee. Who knows?

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...

I've been reading your comments about Kate's diva behavior and it reminds me of another recent news event. Yesterday Soupy Sales died and, in his day, he was the complete opposite of Kate in terms of how he dealt with the general public--especially his own fans.
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At the peak of his fame in the 1950s and '60s, Sales was one of the best-known faces in the nation, Usher said.

"If President Eisenhower would have walked down the street, no one would have recognized him as much as Soupy," Usher said.

At the same time, Sales retained an openness to fans that turned every restaurant meal into an endless autograph-signing session, Usher said.

"He was just good to people," said Usher, a former jazz music producer who managed Sales in the 1950s and now owns Detroit-based Marine Pollution Control.
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You can read more about Soupy Sales here:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv-news.en.ap.org/tv-news.en.ap.org-20091023-us_obit_sales

ErinKate said...

I bet the court hearing will be cancelled or go on without Kate being present because she should be heading to LA. Let's wait and see. I hope all the paps are following her to the airport when she does go. For some odd reason, they seem to lose track of Kate when she floats around airports and such places other than Target or the Starbucks.

Im_in_PR said...

Emma Said I don't quite understand why people are so fascinated by this woman. These "sheeple" either are beyond clueless to her sham or are jsut plain idiotic and need to be slapped in the face and told to snap back into reality.

One of the biggest Sheeple known as "BM" brags on making money off the Gosselin children because people click on the ads on her blog.
So she has a vested interest in promoting Kate, even as the Gosselin "product" sinks.

I think there are very few sheeple left though.
I did a little research on Google to find out what the most associated search terms were using the word "Gosselin".

The phrase "Gosselins Without Pity" was in the
top eight of search terms associated with Google searches for the Gosselins.

BM's blog didn't even register
nor did any other "pro-Gosselin" site.(If there are any......

Ann(noE) said...

Steve Neild is a hired Nanny for Kate. She thinks it is because she is *special*.

No true bodyguard would ever reference his former client as a "nerd" -- so unprofessional.

Hope you like Kate forever Steve.

Im_in_PR said...

Theygrossmeout said...I cannot believe how the idiots at ROL can buy into the TLC propaganda about Kate being this pure and innocent, single mother raising her 8 children.

The gossip and entertainment "news" sites get paid to say that. It's all propaganda, bought and paid for.

That's why what the gossip rags are saying is in such disconnect from reality. They get paid to "publish" the TLC talking points.

The news outlets that don't get paid by TLC are telling the truth.

Some notable articles include:


An early, and in my opinion, important article weighing in on the fiasco was by Froma Harrop, a syndicated columnist based in Providence, RI titled Children Should Not Be Props on Reality TV



The Vanity Fair articleThe Unreal Rise of Jon and Kate Gosselinby Nancy Jo Sales.

The Wall Street Journal article "The Kids Stay In the Picture— Sadly Enough by writer Eric Felton.

An editorial in The Pocono Record, Lesson from 'Jon and Kate' saga: Parents should grow up and get to work

And there are a whole lot more in that same vein out there.

Thanks to the Balloon Boy, Jon & Kate are now mentioned and associated with parents that exploit their children in over 2000 news articles published in the past week. Sadly enough it took that reprehensible incident to wake the media up to the fact that Jon & Kate were doing the very same thing to their children, just in a slower fashion.

But hey, whatever works. The tide has turned and paid sites like Perez Hilton, People magazine and Radar Online are no longer going to be able to sway public opinion in favor of Kate Gosselin.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

emma said:
Wondering why A-list celebs like Angelina Jolie and Hillary Swank don't have bodyguards but our little Katie Irene does.

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From Vanity Fair article: "...“I’m actually there to keep the paparazzi safe,” Steve Neild jokes.

“Shut up,” (Kate tells him) sharply, frowning.

Laura Q. Stone said...

So like does Steve Neild have to take a bullet for Khate? How's he gonna do that when he's busy holding her purse and shopping bags? You could pay enough to protect that pathetic excuse for a women or a mother for that matter!

bedonenow said...

I have never really thought that Steve was a bodyguard for her, but more of a handler that TLC hired to try to keep her behavior under control in public. He doesnt "guard" her from anything but herself.

Kris said...

What Steve Neild probably didn't count on was the fact that after his gig with Kate is up, he won't have any credibility in the security industry.

He is now being looked upon as an adult babysitter and arm candy.

Not so good for his career in my opinion.

KB said...

People posted and article about Kate's lawayer stating that Jon has not yet returned the money. It basically rubs in that Kate did as she was asked, accounting for what's spent, in advance of the required court date. Well, that's nice Kate, and yes you would have had to do that in advance as it's not something that takes 2 seconds to do anyway. Her lawyer admits that nearly $30,000 has been returned and that JOn's lawyer emailed her lawyer, which her lawyer states, saying that Jon has the rest of the money but they're waiting for it to be wired to them. As stated in people.com article:

So far only $28,500 has been returned, says Kate's lawyer, but at 1:23 p.m. he received an email from Jon's Pennsylvania attorney saying he had the remaining $152,000 he owes.

"We still haven't had that money wired to us," he told PEOPLE. "I have no doubt Jon's lawyer is making an accurate representation but I'm just waiting."

I have a problem with the line: "We still haven't had that money wired to us." Why would Jon and his lawyer wire the money to Kate and her lawyer? Is it not supposed to be wired to the joint account? Is this a freudian slip here on the part of the lawyer? It's a comment I can't take lightly, it seems a bit odd to say. It seems to imply the money is Kate's not anyone else's.

And JOn doesn't have to comply with that money in the account until the court ordered date anyway. I'm sure it's being withheld, if he does have it even, for a reason. He doesn't seem like the type who willing keeps or takes from his children. He knows Kate had the resources to care for their children, much of the money which was both theirs anyway, to care for those children, she just won't do it. I think he wants to expose where some of the money is that she clearly has.

What do you all think?

RealityBites said...

EXCELLENT articles, I'm in PR! I think the last paragraph in one of your links nicely sums it up:

"It's long been noted that the Victorians suffered little cognitive dissonance when it came to children. They hypersentimentalized tykes in maudlin fiction, with a particular weakness for smudge-faced street urchins; at the same time, they consigned the poor rascals to the workhouse. We have a similar disconnect, with a society that revolves around children and teenagers and yet rather glibly consumes entertainments that are the product of child labor in the electronic workhouse. Whether it's Brooke or the Balloon Boy, it's a shabby business."

We live in a society that drones endlessly on about morality, faith and religion and how much we love & cherish our chiiiildren, yet too many of us can't seem to get enough of watching parents force their own kids to LIVE THE LIE that is reality tv, with little to no concern for how LIVING THE LIE might impact, long term, the impressionable and vulnerable psyches of those children.

Reality TV is the lowest of lows in TV trends and, IMO, does not even begin to qualify as 'entertainment.

It's a deplorable situation and my hope is that J&K and Balloon Boy's LooneyTunes Daddy might serve as a wake up call to those who still tune in to these increasingly bizarre reality shows.

ROL? said...

Radar Online being pro-Kate always confused me. They broke out as the "source for Gosselin news" when they posted those videos of Jodi and Kevin essentially bashing Kate, branding her a cheater as per Jon, etc.

MBach said...

I agree with Emma -"why are people so fascinated by this woman"
It just makes my head spin to see ratings of almost 2 million still watching The Lying Channel's little money earner.

There just can not be that many people who like the show. That means A LOT of people watch to laugh AT Kate/hate. A LOT of people watch to hate Kate and how she "mothers" her children. A LOT of people tune in to see the drama mamma and her whipped now excluded soon to be exhusband. The kids have become secondary (a good thing) in a show built around the raising of 8 kids.

Why oh why?
I wouldn't watch even if I was paid big money to watch. I don't miss it.
When her face comes on anything else like Today Show, ShowBiz tonight, Larry King, and more I can only stand a couple of minutes before I change the channel.

The Gosselin farce fading into obsurity will not happen as long as people keep tuning in, setting their TiVo, using YouTube, logging into gossip websites, or buying those magazines with Gosselin gossip inside. ANY interest equals money to TLC. ANY interest shown to the Gosselins equals popularity to their mixed up heads.

It is a backwards world!

Not a fan of either said...

I agree that I do not understand and have never understood why so many people are still fascinated with this woman. In many ways, that fact is far more disturbing than Kate herself. There have always been sick, egotistical, money hungry poor excuses for mothers (or fathers for that matter). But knowing that people find this entertaining regardless of the exploitation of children is frightening. It makes me sad for what our nation has become. It makes me sick for the manner in which the media has twisted minds and lowered standards. I am thankful for people like GWOPers who have a heart for children and an understanding for all that is good, caring, intelligent, truthful, and just. Let's stick together Monday night in an attempt to make Kate's last show a memorable one. Memorable because so many of us won't be watching.

Reality Bites said...

Not A Fan of Either: Well said!

You can count me in the No Show numbers for Kate's self interview. Haven't watched anything Gosselin in a long while now and have no trouble continuining my boycott of them and programming like theirs.

I agree with you wholeheartedly - have American viewers really become so dimwitted as a whole that they are actually entertained by voyeuristically and vicariously living the life of the emotional misfits that star in reality programming?

If so, it is a sad, sad state of affairs.


Like weeds in a garden, it's a sorry state when reality tv chokes out other, more intelligent and creative programming.

Theygrossmeout said...

I'm In PR:
But hey, whatever works. The tide has turned and paid sites like Perez Hilton, People magazine and Radar Online are no longer going to be able to sway public opinion in favor of Kate Gosselin.

I hope you are right about the tide changing. I agree that it took The Balloon Boy Story for exposing Reality show and child exploitation going hand and hand. What a relief. I was starting to worry about the condition of our society that people could actually look up to a woman such as Kate. I wasn't saying however that ROL was buying into the propaganda. It was pretty obvious with the way that they were posting pro Kate negative Jon articles that this was some type of "JOB" for them. Of course what I was referring to were the posters on their message boards. The obsessed women who sit on their boards day and night. They are a low class of women who insult anybody who dare make a negative comment about Kate. Whether true or false. Once they see you are in opposition to the Kate SHAM they attack you. You could tell them they are wonderful writers and they are still insulting you. I can't and won't post over there. Waste of my time and energy. They are anti-semitic and plain stupid. I half wondered if they are paid to sit there all day and post on behalf of Kate. People used to think reality shows like Survivor were lacking in Ethics. Bringing out the worst human characteristics. I would take Survivor over J&K anyday. Survivor is a game with a prize. Jon and Kate is no game and their children are not playing any games. The prize for Jon and Kate is them thinking people want to see them become rich and famous. The prize for the kids would be taking them and their show including reruns off the air permanently. Even when this show is long gone those kids will never live down some of those moments if they continue the reruns. They share way too much personal information whether it was scripted on behalf of the adults or not.

Thanks for the links to the unpaid, unbiased articles.

Theygrossmeout said...

Not to hog the board but I also wanted to say that I am not watching or recording Monday night. I guess I have just been watching because although I had seen some of the shows I was not a huge fan. When all of the controversy became wide spread I started to watch so I could formulate my opinion. When I saw random shows originally I thought the kids were cute, Kate was nasty and Jon was an abused spouse but so what. There was much TV so I wouldn't go out of my way. When I started to watch other episodes after all the big to do I noticed how Kate was really sick in the head, the kids were not being treated properly (tantrums, bowel habits, sad faces, chaos, and lots of greed showing with every single one on the show (Gosselin family). It was becoming clear to me that TLC was taking all the particular disturbing negative characteristics of each person and exposing this to the world as entertainment) The train wreck was in full force and I was becoming a rubber necking. Point being I have had my fill. I will not miss it. The people that really matter are the children. With that being said. I hope Kate gets much needed therapy, Jon keeps getting therapy and they can take care of their kids in the manner that is "BEST FOR THE CHILDREN". I will not watch TLC ever again to get my message across. NO YOU CANNOT ABUSE CHILDREN for the sake of a buck. Even if their own mother would sell them you are in the position to say no this is not the kind of programming we and our viewers are interested in.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

KB said...
People posted and article about Kate's lawayer stating that Jon has not yet returned the money. Her lawyer admits that nearly $30,000 has been returned and that JOn's lawyer emailed her lawyer, which her lawyer states, saying that Jon has the rest of the money but they're waiting for it to be wired to them.

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What do you all think?
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KB - I think there will be a lot of knuckle rapping when J&K and their lawywers return to court. Didn't the judge ask them all to refrain from talking with the media and going public with their battles and accusations? I can't imagine a judge taking too kindly to having his requests ignored.

Shut Up Gosselins said...

KB said...
People posted and article about Kate's lawayer stating that Jon has not yet returned the money. Her lawyer admits that nearly $30,000 has been returned and that JOn's lawyer emailed her lawyer, which her lawyer states, saying that Jon has the rest of the money but they're waiting for it to be wired to them.

--- snipped for space ----


What do you all think?
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KB - I think there will be a lot of knuckle rapping when J&K and their lawywers return to court. Didn't the judge ask them all to refrain from talking with the media and going public with their battles and accusations? I can't imagine a judge taking too kindly to having his requests ignored
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I think the Judge is going to have to gag order the lawyers as well. And maybe TLC if this continues.

Im_in_PR said...

Theygrossmeout said Thanks for the links to the unpaid, unbiased articles.

You are so welcome. There are a ton more out there, I just didn't have time to gather them all.

Mikemom said...

Radar online has pictures of Jody and Kevin visiting Jon at home! So happy for that one! Jon just scored points big time from me.

Pamela Jaye said...

Entertainment Weekly just landed on my bed (10/30) wit an article titled Stupid Parents + Reality TV = Kids at Risk. Off to read it (and then the article about Glee)

also The Little Couple are back on Tuesday.

When Will This Be Over? said...

I'm a happy camper this morning since seeing that Jon invited Kevin and Jodi and their kids to visit... what a big thing for Jon to do. He's trying.

And I'm guessing that Miss Katie Irene is pissed beyond description - all the way out in California for her big moment, with several other authors, for her piddly 10 minutes to whine, uh, sorry, I mean speak.

Nothing she can do all the way out in CA, and if she complains she looks even worse that she already does. Sort of a "lose-lose" in her mind. She will "get back at Jon for this" somehow, someway.

And isn't that sad....

I bet the kids are happy to see their cousins!

Wouldn't it be nice if Jon invited Kate's parents to the house when Kate is out of town?! Great for the kids, and sadly Khate would be completely angered by it.

I'd almost feel sorry for her, if I didn't hate her so much for all the times she emotionally abused Jon on TV and for the horrid way she's treated her children. I said "almost" --- but not quite!

Pamela Jaye said...

You know, I DO have a Q for Kate - if you wanted to live "somewhere warm" why did you buy a new house that was *still* in PA?

of course she could ditch by saying it was remotely close to the kids' school. (as if she cared at all for the kids)

Jen K said...

What a great photo....Jodi, Kevin and little Benny at the house!

Mady is probably ecstatic to see little Benny!

Hopefully this is the start of a healing of the rift and the cousins getting to be family again. These kids deserve it so much.

livnluv said...

Pics of Jon, Jodi & Kevin were fantastic! I'm so happy Jon is making the effort to reconcile. I'm sure the kids were thrilled to see their Aunt & Uncle. Kate is a fool. Anything important in her life she has thrown away.

MomOf4InPA said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/10/jon-gosselin-reconciles-kates-estranged-brother

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!

Finally, some sanity is brought back to those kids lives.

Some nice news on Sunday. :)

PatK said...

I can't even begin to describe how happy I am that Jon is bringing Kevin and Jody back into the kids' lives!!

Kate just doesn't realize the major points she could have earned had she been the one to do this quite some time ago.

TooSadToWatch said...

I had just taken the time last night to read the deleted blogs by Julie. I cannot express how happy it made me to then open today's posts of GWOP to see Jodi and Kevin along with little Ben being welcomed by Jon to their home. What a blessing for all of them!

Im_in_PR said...

Hey mods! Thanks for that photo of Aunt Jodi!!!! What a blessing it is to know that the children are getting to fellowship with their aunt, uncle and cousins!

Rebecca F. said...

There are many haters and hate sites about Kate and anyone wonders why she needs a bodyguard? If I was Kate, I'd get a bodyguard too! Not that I am a fan but I can definitely see the need for a bodyguard. LOL.

Marva725 said...

The hens over at Radar are flipping out over this.....love it!

Jen said...

YES!! Finally one parent has REALLY put the children first!!!!

Kevin and Jodi care about their nieces and nephews. Jon seems to be really getting himself together. FAMILY FIRST!!!!

Laurie said...

Jon, you did good.

wramblinwreck said...

Rebecca F. said:
"There are many haters and hate sites about Kate and anyone wonders why she needs a bodyguard?"
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I think it's a gross exaggeration to say there are "many haters and hate sites." I think it's more accurate to say there are many sheeple who accuse anyone who's critical of Kate of being a "hater." In fact, I think Kate has a lot more to worry about from the adoring fans, and that's why she has a bodyguard. The videos of her various appearances show rooms full of adoring fans squealing, "we love you, Kate!" and crowding to get get close her, have photos taken, get her autograph. That would be downright scary to me, and I'd sure as heck want to be protected from them.

Great to see Kevin and Jodi visiting the mansion. I hope this means they'll be able to spend more time with the kids.

Preesi said...

.Rebecca F. said...

There are many haters and hate sites about Kate and anyone wonders why she needs a bodyguard? If I was Kate, I'd get a bodyguard too! Not that I am a fan but I can definitely see the need for a bodyguard. LOL.

10/25/2009 11:53 AM,


Rebecca?
FANS hurt and kill celebrities NOT the so called haters!

silimom said...

Laurie, yoy said it perfectly and I second:

Jon, you did good. Thank you.

Pamela Jaye said...

Yahoo! So great to see Kevin & Jodi (and family) back in contact with the nieces and nephews.

I think it's awesome of Jon (after all, they are Kate's family, but obviously he is not taking out her bad behavior on them). Of course he knows them to be good people from all the time they helped out (on and I'm sure off-screen).

And yes, I think it would be great if he could get the kids together with the rest of Kate's "they aren't in our life" family.
I've just re-met my cousins (after divorces and moving and family conflicts and more than 4 decades) on Facebook (so odd to see a mother & daughter pic of a cousin you haven't seen since she was 12 and force yourself to realize she's the mother) and it's interesting to hear stories of my grandmother from someone who didn't hate her.

Also note that when Kate dumped him, her went to Jodi & Kevin.
What he told the paparazzi, I'd bet he just said cause TLC was holding him hostage. It's nice of them to forgive that, as well.

Field of Daisies said...

I admit it: I am a hater.

I hate Kate's behavior and treatment of others. I hate that behavior like hers gets rewarded with fame and fortune.

I hate that some women condone Kate's abuse. Worse, some even seem to admire it.

I hate Kate's hypocrisy, always claiming to do everything for the kids, while she consistently works only her OWN agenda.

I hate that she claims to be Can Do, all the while whining about how hard her life is, always seeking attention and pity.

I hate that we live in a time when refusing to selectively cull the litter is the only requirement to some to be considered a pillar of morality.

I hate that it is shows like Jon & Kate + Eight, Toddlers in Tiaras, Real Housewives, Wife Swap, Bridezillas, etc. that bring in viewers and bucks for networks.

I hate that so many viewers settle for this kind of programming, considering it 'entertainment'.

I hate that people who claim faith and 'family values' are willing to overlook blatant child exploitation, so long as those exploited children are cute and 'entertaining'.

I hate that standards on so many levels have fallen to current depths.

While I wish no one harm of any kind, I do wish the likes of Jon and Kate would just go away and take their meodrama with them.

LP said...

It seems to me that Kevin and Jodi are the "high road takers". It looks like all is forgiven and they are back in the kids lives. kHate will really need her handler today as I'm sure she is fuming!

Jon I echo what others have said. You did good.

Lucy said...

Jodi & Kevin's visit is such a blessing for the children! What Khate does not understand is that ALL family members are so critical. All family members influence a child, teach a child to love and support a child in their dreams of future happiness. When I was young I lost my parents, within 3 months of each other, and my older brother 6 years later. My extended family became my support, comfort and sustained me growing towards adulthood. Khate does not understand ALL family members are needed in a child's development. I hope she never has to learn that the hard way ... but it looks like she may through divorce and her own decisions to throw away all that is truly worthy. JMHO.

Geri said...

Welcome back, Jodi and Kevin!
Jon you did a good thing by inviting them back into the kids' lives!

GoPoshGo said...

ErinKate said...
[snipped]
For some odd reason, they seem to lose track of Kate when she floats around airports and such places other than Target or the Starbucks.

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I've been thinking the same thing, ErinKate. It seems the only place that Kate is "hounded" by the paparazzi is in po-dunk PA (and occasionally in NYC, when the PA paps can pool their spare change together to follow her there). Um, Big Fish in a Small Pond, perhaps?

No wonder she has to go out for coffee every day; pick up her mail and make endless photocopies (even though she has "people" who can do this for her); make a dramatic drop-off at the bus-stop with the kids "some" mornings. It's because she knows the photogs will be there. And only there. Nobody in the real world cares about Kate Gosselin.

Where is the gaggle of paps during her speaking engagements and appearances outside of PA? That's right, they're covering the real celebrities at the events.

I posted this thought on another thread, but it bears repeating: Kate is just like the character Nicole Kidman played in "To Die For." She really believes she's a celebrity, and she craves any and all attention from the media. She's really a sick woman.

Lauren K said...

wramblin wreck said...
In fact, I think Kate has a lot more to worry about from the adoring fans, and that's why she has a bodyguard. The videos of her various appearances show rooms full of adoring fans squealing, "we love you, Kate!" and crowding to get get close her, have photos taken, get her autograph. That would be downright scary to me, and I'd sure as heck want to be protected from them.
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At a book signing Kate's bodyguard Steve Nield had to tell people to "not touch Kate." Evidently the sheeple don't have any social skills when it comes to celebrity book signings.

CherryCheeseKate said...

What nice news...(about Uncle Kevin/Aunt Jodi visiting Jon and the kids,today). Jon needs some support and encouragement, as well as the kids need to know that whatever happens/happened between their "Mommy and Daddy" ~ that they have a network of extended family that love and care about them. With the holidays coming ~ this seems like a perfect time to reach out to one another and heal relationships and family rifts, if possible. I wish them all the best...

P.S. I ONLY HOPE KATE DOESN'T TRY TO UNDERMIND THIS RECONCILIATION, DISCOURAGE THE CHILDREN TO BE ACCEPTING OF IT, AND PUT A NEGATIVE SPIN ON IT.

Can'tStandHer said...

I love that Life and Style Magazine's latest issue has a headline on the cover "Special Gosselin-Free Issue." I guess they are listening to their readers. I only hope others follow their example.

http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/upload/cover/lifeandstylemag_cover.jpg

Anne said...

I caught an old episode on in the morning recently where Jodi was watching the kids. Kate said - I love having Jodi watch the kids because she loves them for who they are, not what they are. If only Kate did the same.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Go Posh Go said ..
"Kate is just like the character Nicole Kidman played in "To Die For." She really believes she's a celebrity, and she craves any and all attention from the media. She's really a sick woman."

Really good point, Posh! and that character was based on a real life incident, sadly enough.

Like Nicole Kidman's character, Kate is not all that bright, has a hugely inflated ego, lies like she breathes: constantly, and never, ever takes responsibility for ANYTHING, therefore, has no remorse.

At least Nicole Kidman's character had ONE redeeming personality trait - she at least liked dogs!

Kate's got nothin'.

finalarbitrator said...

Way to go, Jon! The picture of you hugging Kevin and Jodi, and what it means bring tears to my eyes and puts a song in my heart. Baby steps, yes, baby steps.

jibberjabbers said...

Those people are radar are just riding on the Kate bandwagon.

I bet if it was Kate whom invited Keven and Jodi to the mansion, those sheeples would be praising Kate for it.

"see, Kate invites family over while Jon invites that Lohan loser"...

"Kate is being a bigger person by forging Jodi and Kevin".

"Jon is being a baby holding grudges over nothing".

etc etc.

heaven said...

What a blessing for the kids to see Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin and Benny again... Thank you Jon.

Ladylou said...

Isn't that Uncle Kevin & Aunt Jodie in this picture? The little boy is their son Benny isn't it?
I didn't see anyone even mention that...

If it is does anyone have any news about it?

I"m glad to see them at the mansion no matter what.
Wish I could have seen the childrens reaction to their aunt, uncle and cousin and vice versa.

kitnkaboodle said...

It's wonderful the extended family is being brought around again, by JON , of course. I bet KHate is steeming..and why is she in L.A. if the court date is..tomorrow??
But one thing that bugs is how everyone seems to put K&J on a pedestal. They are just aunt and uncle and , while MUCh better for those kids than their "mom",(IMO), they are just human, after all. Let's not all get so carried away, really. All the Perfect Jodi thing has always seemed a BIT extreme to me.

Savannah said...

I do believe that Kevin and Jodi are "real". They love those children as their own. I think Jon always knew this. Kate poisoned his mind. For her, it was all about the money, obviously...and GREED. It will be really sad for Kate because she will end up all alone in the end. No one is ever good enough to be in her world.
Off the subject, but- A couple of days ago, I had written a post that didn't get posted...probably because I had innappropriately worded my statement that the editors interpreted as potentially offensive for whatever reasons. However, I meant no harm. Ironically I see that others have commented on the Radaronline link that very thought/assumption I was trying to relay. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.ut frunny that blam-there it is-others see the same as me, lol. HAlso, I do not agree with some women who think that Kate's bodyguard is attractive. Maybe 20-25 years ago? Nah, I'm just being nice...But there are much more attractive and noble looking bodyguards in my opinion. So Kate can have him,lol.
Having Kevin and Jodi back, hopefully, means that things are going to get better for the Gosselin kids. They will stand up for the kids and possibly be a voice for them. Anyone who is sane agrees, the time has come (actually, well overdue)to put a stop to all the brainwashing.

Tuesday said...

What a great gift you've given your children Jon. I'm sure your father would be oh so very proud of you for doing the right thing. Reuniting family members that have had a positive influence on your children will bring you happiness. And about that Karma Train, well, the really good one has already made a stop for you.

Hang in there Jon, take advice from people who love you for who you are, not what you have. It doesn't matter how long someone takes to make the right decision, just as long as it eventually happens. May the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

Snickers39 said...

There will likely be hell to pay for the Kevin & Jodi visit when Queen K8 returns from Cali. Unfortunately it will be the kids who will catch the brunt of it. I don't doubt Kevin and Jodi's sincere love and concern for the children but I question Jon's motives. I know a lot of people are thinking it doesn't matter as long as he's doing what's best for the kids but if K8 uses this situation to poison their minds further against their extended family then what did Jon actually accomplish? I'm all for family reunions but the timing of this one stinks to high heaven.

Momof2 said...

Allrighty!! Let's see a family reunion with the Grandparents and all the family/friends that Kate has blacklisted!

thehazlettfamily said...

rachel said...

I thought it was a contradiction when she said she got rid of her wedding ring and replaced it with 8 diamonds and a mother of pearl. Get a clue! Most single moms in America are just trying to make ends meet and don't have money to buy extravagant jewelry.

And the next week she claimed she couldn't pay her bills b/c Jon drained the bank account.

Delusional and attention-seeking behavior.

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I agree, clearly delusional, but, what happened was:

Meredith Viera interviewed her on Today and Kate mentioned her money issues, then the very next questions was about the ring, Kate said she switched to the Hawaii ring and kept it on for the kids. But, someday soon she wanted to replace it with a new ring with 8 diamonds and a mother of pearl.

Gosh, I really hate defending Kate or even seeming to disagree with another poster. So, please understand I am not defending Kate. The whole interview was a sham. She went off script with the new ring comment and look how it's come back to bite her in the a$$. My thoughts when I saw the clip were--WTF, who says they are so poor they can't pay their bills and then talks about buying a new expensive ring. Now, if she'd have said that Jon had stolen the money and she'd be forced to sell the Hawaii ring she may have gotten some sympathy (at least from the Sheeple). The rest of us would have called BS and asked where the other millions from the books were.

Teri said...

Allrighty!! Let's see a family reunion with the Grandparents and all the family/friends that Kate has blacklisted!
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Better yet, let's NOT see it or even hear about it! No more cameras /tabloids/ etc.

Maybe the off camera family members can connect with the kids but I hope it's off camera and out of earshot of a microphone. Of course that's up to Jon and Kate and they both are pretty eager to put their business out there for anyone willing to pay/print/film it - including this visit from Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin.

Too bad they couldn't have driven into the garage or around the back. Is there truly no other way into that house without being photographed?

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

I'm thrilled to see Jodi and Kevin back in their lives. I don't care what Jon's motives are either, as long as he did it.

I wonder where the other three kids were though?

readerlady said...

"FANS hurt and kill celebrities NOT the so called haters!"

Actress Theresa Saldana was attacked and almost killed by a religious fanatic who felt he was ordered by God to kill her because her character in "Raging Bull" was immoral.

"At a book signing Kate's bodyguard Steve Neild had to tell people to "not touch Kate". Evidently the sheeple don't have any social skills when it comes to celebrity book signings."

I'm a bookaholic. I read voraciously and I've attended many book signings, by REAL authors. I've NEVER been told not to touch a celebrity. In fact, I've never seen one with a bodyguard, although some had assistants who fetched water, opened books for them and, when the crowds were large, obtained personalization information ahead of time. The authors shook hands with the crowds. The only one who didn't was Anne McCaffrey, and she has severe arthritis in her hands. IMO Mr. Neild's telling people not to touch Khate is more a function of Khate's distaste for and disdain of other people and not to keep her "safe".

grannyoftwo said...

ty, ty, ty, Jon for finally having the guts to put aside your differences and pride for the sake of your children and let them visit with their family members again. I am back on team Jon no matter what he has done in the past, he absolutely cares more about these children than Kate ever thought about. She has no concept of caring for anything but herself and her own agenda, which is, how much money will this bring me, and which is my best side for the camera.

PJ said...

Momof2 said...
Allrighty!! Let's see a family reunion with the Grandparents and all the family/friends that Kate has blacklisted!


I am a little confused. A while ago in Julie's blog she posted some stuff about the Krieder's (other than Kevin) were confrontional and suggested that with Kate the apple did not fall far from the tree. It made sense to me at the time since someone had to raise Kate to be the way she is. This perception was reinforced when someone said recently that the other Krieders were supportive of Kate and we saw a picture of Kate with one of her sisters in Cleveland. So why does everyone think Kate's parents would be a good influence in the kids' lives?

Also, this must be feeding Kate's ego:

http://www.californiawomen.org/speakers/

Vanessa said...

Whoever mentioned that it's the "fans" that hurt/kill celebrities is correct. The so-called stalkers are the ones who idolize these people, want to be with them or do anything for them. They want to be NEAR them.
They obsess over them. The "haters" I assure don't want to be within 10 feet of her!

Bubbles said...

Snickers39, I don't understand your concern about the timing. What difference does it make? Just because there's a random court date relating to financial matters tomorrow? Do you think the judge will know or care one bit about Jon having Jodi & Kevin visit? The judge lost his wife like 3 weeks ago...I sincerely doubt he knows or cares much of anything about Jon & Kate's tabloid lives.

If Jon doesn't do things that are right & good out of fear of Kate's responses, she still controls him, which makes these divorce proceedings pointless. When do you think the "right timing" is, if this timing "stinks?"

Pilgrim Soul said...

Who knows what Jon's motivation is, but Keven and Jodi look genuinely happy in this pic to be reunited with the him (and the kids).

junebugz said...

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when Kate hears about Kevin and Jodi were invited over by Jon.

Lynn said...

I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.

grannyoftwo said...

Could Kevin and Jodi possibly be coming in for character witnesses for Jon today? I don't know if they have gone that far in the preceedings yet, but just maybe!

hmmm.......... said...

It's nice to see Jodi and Kevin back again.

But i believe that Jon (and maybe kate) were paid by Radar line for these photos.

Im glad pictures of the actual reunion were not taken

konspiracytheory said...

That's wonderful news!

Jon's path is littered with mistakes, but out of the two of them he is the kids' only hope for a shot at a normal life.

Faith Spencer Ziemba said...

I truly believe that Kate loves any publicity she can get, including the unflattering pieces. As long as we are talking about these people, they will continue their notorious and atrocious behaviors. The best thing that could happen is that the show be canceled indefinitely, the tabloids stop writing about this family and the paparazzi go on to the next story.
Then and only then, will Kate get what she deserves.
Unfortunately, there is no question in my mind that we will be hearing about these poor children for years to come. This type of dysfunction will manifest in many ways.
And then of course, there will be Mady's tell-all book!

Minka's tail said...

When reading the Vanity Fair article, I kept asking myself, who does Kate remind me of? Her egomaniacal comments sounded just like someone else from the entertainment world, but I couldn't figure it out.

Then it hit me: Miss Piggy!

Imagine all of her quotes from that article asif they were said by Miss Piggy. "I'm only famous for the moment?; They thought I would take over the View; I'd rather die." It's completely in character. Also, Miss Piggy would hit anyone who got in her way, like Kate always gave "love taps." Of course, Miss Piggy loves her poodle and her boyfriend, and would probably be a good mother if she had a tadpole-frog baby.

Really. Google Miss Piggy if you don't remember her from the 80's, or haven't gone to a Disney Park lately and seen Muppets 3D. They are one and the same, except for the hair and snout and ears.

you have got to be kidding said...

Lynn said...

I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.

10/26/2009 6:08 AM
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nah...she doesn't love those kids...She only babysat them EVERY FRIDAY MORNING so the queen could have a 'break'.
she kept them for days (the kids were sick, hers weren't, but guess she doesn't love her kids either), while jon and kate went to CA for the free hair plugs.
nah, she doesn't love those kids. not one bit.
if she has to go on tv so beg for those kid's happiness, then yes, she does love those kids. she loves them for being them. kate loves what they kids do for her.
good grief!

CarolS461 said...

Snickers: I am thinking the exact same thing. She will have a cow when she finds out about this. Maybe not, but I wouldn't be surprised. The kids will be the ones who suffer her wrath. Poor kids!!!
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Snickers39 said...
There will likely be hell to pay for the Kevin & Jodi visit when Queen K8 returns from Cali. Unfortunately it will be the kids who will catch the brunt of it. I don't doubt Kevin and Jodi's sincere love and concern for the children but I question Jon's motives. I know a lot of people are thinking it doesn't matter as long as he's doing what's best for the kids but if K8 uses this situation to poison their minds further against their extended family then what did Jon actually accomplish? I'm all for family reunions but the timing of this one stinks to high heaven.

10/25/2009 10:11 PM

Hmmmmmmm said...

So why no pictures of kHate in CA? Do they seriously want us to believe that she's in PA?

Really? said...

Lynn said...I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.

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The "whisper" you mentioned was actually during the radar interview, not "national TV". When they did the Early Show interviews, they were discussing child exploitation and the lack of laws to protect children in Reality TV.

How do you know what their financial situation is?

Vanessa said...

Maybe the only motivation here is putting FAMILY first. Let by-gones be by-gones and start a new chapter. Jon's slowly bringing everyone back in, his mom, his brothers and now Kevin and Jodi. I'm sure there's been an attempt to contact Kate by Kevin/Jodi and IMO she's just ignoring them or refusing to speak to them. In the end these are just PEOPLE who squabble and fight just like all families but for the sake of family they FORGIVE. Kate is incapable of forgiving (percieved wrongs) or asking for forgiveness.

Snickers39 said...

Bubbles said...

Snickers39, I don't understand your concern about the timing. What difference does it make? Just because there's a random court date relating to financial matters tomorrow? Do you think the judge will know or care one bit about Jon having Jodi & Kevin visit? The judge lost his wife like 3 weeks ago...I sincerely doubt he knows or cares much of anything about Jon & Kate's tabloid lives.

If Jon doesn't do things that are right & good out of fear of Kate's responses, she still controls him, which makes these divorce proceedings pointless. When do you think the "right timing" is, if this timing "stinks?"
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My concern isn't what the judge thinks. I'm concerned about the children. With everything else going on right now, the last thing they need is their mother on the war path about this mini family reunion. It really concerns me if Jon did it just to get at K8 and/or to make money from the pics of it because that shows he's not putting the kids best interest ahead of his own.

I'm not a sheeple by any means but I'm also not on the Team Jon bandwagon. I don't buy into the Jon being under K8's control. She treated him like crap and we all saw it on the show but he's a grown man who is responsible for his own decisions. He can't get through life blaming all his bad choices on Kate.

As far as the right time for a family reunion, how about after this controversy dies down, after all the paps are gone, all the cameras go away, etc. Let these kids enjoy spending time with their family in private.

jon'a good dad said...

someone said earlier kate was asking tlc to find her a smaller house. i don't think this is true. the only thing tlc cares about is how to make money off of kate. several months ago, someone else on this blog said there were rumors going around that they were quietly looking for buyers for the mcmansion.
when the divorce is final, the house will have to be taken out of one of the parent's names...
kate will be the one to pay jon child and alimony support. she and tlc have vilified him so much, he will have a hard time gaining employment. kate, being in the world's oldest profession, will work for tlc until she is used up. then, to the curb she goes!
i imagine kate knows she won't be able to afford the house, and is looking to downsize. heck, they couldn't afford the house when they bought it!
i watched an old epi this morning...she had already shown jon the bedroom door by this epi..it was the one where they did the good housekeeping fall cover. she was sitting so far away from the interview chair, you would have thought jon had swine flu!

MossHill said...

Kate's a no-show at court...

http://cbs3.com/local/jon.and.kate.2.1270820.html

ATL housewife said...

Jon:2 (shutting down filming and exploitation of his children, Jodi and Kevin)

Kate:0 (ZERO)

PA Woman said...

acertaingirl said...
Catching up on the tabs, so this may already have been mentioned. According to "sources", if Kate plus 8 ever gets green lighted (a very VERY big if), Kate wants TLC to find her another house, since the current one holds so many bad memories,

HELLOOOO!! Didn't the KONS move into the manse fully knowing their marriage was on the rocks?

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Didn't Jon always live in the garage apartment? I mean, she told him it was over in October and they moved in November. Why would Kate have bad memories? This was always Kates house!

Zannia said...

I find it disgusting that Jon had Jodie and Kevin back. Jodi went on a burn Kate at all cost crusade & Kevin, Kate's brother, not only complied with Jodi's vendetta, he became Jodie's' puppet. If you've ever watched the video's of Jodi & Kevin, Kevin is constantly looking at Jodi during these interviews, for Jodi's approval, like a puppy saying 'am I doing ok?"
Saying Jon is the only hope these kids have is ridiculous. He sleeps with every thing he can, he's parting everywhere, he lives in NY, you watch the latest shows, he is bothered by the kids, the kids are clearly not comfortable around him any longer. Everything he has done in these past months have been either for the sole benefit of Jon or for the purpose of hurting Kate. Point to me ONE thing he's done which is truly for the kids? Stop the show? That was because he was being kicked off. A week before,he was happily filming.
A month before, he said on camera the filming did not hurt the kids.

Carolina said...

To I'm In PR,

Thank you for the links to those articles. I had missed them. The WSJ one is particularly well written and I agree completely with his points.

Haven't watched this stupid show - or any other reality show featuring children - for well over a year. I cast my vote with my cable provider asking that TLC be removed from my channel package. I know they can't do that, but I wanted it on the record.

Expositor said...

PJ said someone said recently that the other Krieders were supportive of Kate

I don't believe that they are. Her father and mother and kind Christian people and I don't think for one minute they approve of what Kate has done to those children, or herself and her husband.

Doris said...

"I am a little confused. A while ago in Julie's blog she posted some stuff about the Krieder's (other than Kevin) were confrontional and suggested that with Kate the apple did not fall far from the tree. It made sense to me at the time since someone had to raise Kate to be the way she is."

You are very correct. Narcissism tends to run in the family. Since Kate is such an extreme case of narcissism; I would not be at all surprised if mom or dad and a grandparent where not also narcissist.

If that is the case then those children and Jon are much better off staying as far away from that family as possible. Narcissism is a hideous personality disorder.

wramblinwreck said...

"i believe that Jon (and maybe kate) were paid by Radar line for these photos."
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The Gosselin kids weren't photographed reuniting with Kevin and Jodi, so I don't care if anyone was paid. It's enough for me to know that the Kreiders were there and the kids would spend time with them.

abbra said...

Many are condemming Jon for having " affairs" with a few women but lets not forget that it was Kates decision to end the Gosselin Marriage possibly more than a year before the truth came out about their breakup, Jons outtings and him living over their garage.
Perhaps Jon was getting too close to finding out about Kate having " her" affair so she approached him to say it was over.
I am not taking sides but Jon probably felt like he got hit with a ton of bricks when she told him she wanted out. Because of his contract with TLC and being under their thumb they probably manipulated him into keeping silent about the split. That is until he couldn't take lying any more. Then all hell broke out with Kate and TLC going into damage control. making Jon look like the bad guy.
I see Jon as a broken confused man who is trying to get his life back on track despite bad decision making and letting people manipulate him.
I hope Jon will continue to council with his therapist and seek out Rabbi Boteach and his words of wisdom to get his life back on track.
I hope Jon will recognize the wolves in his life and get rid of them.
I don't think Jodi and Kevin are about the money. I think its a question of right and wrong with them and Jon and what transpired between them in the past.
I just hope God gives Jon the grace, strenght and courage to stand strong as a warrior against the Goliath who is trying to bring him down.

Deborah said...

Re: Kate being called a DIVA

I am SO tired of the misuse of the word diva! Look it up! A 'diva' is a woman of outstanding talent. Think Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters. It is NOT intended to be used for a bitchy woman. (Or a little kid who throws temper tantrums, for that matter.)

Another AZ Mom said...

Lynn said...
I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.

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Lynn/Kate/Jamie - WTF??? Look at any episode with Jodi in it and you can see the love she has for all the kids.

Dunwoody Mom said...

But i believe that Jon (and maybe kate) were paid by Radar line for these photos.

More like TLC paying Radaronline to post these pictures knowing it would get the sheeple stirred up.

JodiNKevinRAwesome said...

Lynn said...
I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.


And? So? Who cares?! Khate didn't take any money? Are you serious? She's sucked back most of that cash---moreso than Jon---with her designer duds, spa treatments, jewelry, $5,000 shoes etc. Gimme a break! Jodi and Kevin drew attention to these kids when they needed it most and were pivotal players in getting the ball rolling with pulling the plug on the show. I could care less if Jodi and Kevin got some money for their story---they could pay off the GIANT HOLE the kids made in their wall when Khate dropped them off a couple of years ago.

texas two step said...

Wonderful to see that Kevin and Jodi got to see the kids. Jon is doing an excellent job reconnecting the children with their extended families.... first his side with his mom and brothers and now with Kevin and Jodi.
Maybe if kHate weren't so busy crying on TV, she would have had the time to reconnect the kids with their blood kin and not Mr. Grey and his family and her jacked up friends (Jamie Ayers).
Well done Jon-boy. Keep striving to heal those kids.

Vanessa said...

Oh Zannia, are you SERIOUS!!
Kevin looks to Jodi because they are a TEAM, they are RESPECTFUL of each other's opinions, they ALLOW the other to have their turn TO SPEAK!

chesterctymom said...

Expositor said...
PJ said someone said recently that the other Krieders were supportive of Kate

I don't believe that they are. Her father and mother and kind Christian people and I don't think for one minute they approve of what Kate has done to those children, or herself and her husband.


Her parents just built a brand new, huge house...don't be fooled. Money makes forgivness very easy...

Savannah said...

It's beyond disgusting to see Kate Gosselin among such notable figures. Sickening.
It's VERY disturbing that anyone would want to hear anything she has to say. Her presence makes the whole event a mockery.Hopefully the other participents will give her the same treatment as she and her "bodyguard" rendered at her last public appearance, under a minute. Neither Kate nor Steve have an ounce of class.

mommadiane5 said...

Jon, you did great! Thank you!

konspiracytheory said...

Zannia said:

Saying Jon is the only hope these kids have is ridiculous. He sleeps with every thing he can, he's parting everywhere, he lives in NY, you watch the latest shows, he is bothered by the kids, the kids are clearly not comfortable around him any longer. Everything he has done in these past months have been either for the sole benefit of Jon or for the purpose of hurting Kate. Point to me ONE thing he's done which is truly for the kids? Stop the show? That was because he was being kicked off. A week before,he was happily filming.
A month before, he said on camera the filming did not hurt the kids.
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Since I think you're responding to my post, I'll reply:

I agree with your list of Jon atrocities. And I still say that between the two of them, he is their best shot at a normal life. Khate appears to be mentally unstable and nowhere close to getting the help she needs. Jon is a lousy parent who *might* be capable of change. Sad that those are the only two choices, isn't it?

Susan said...

I'm not by nature a cynic but I do question Jon's motives for inviting the extended family back into the fold. It saddens me to think along these lines but I really don't believe that we'd be seeing any heartfelt gathering if it weren't of benefit to Jon's cause against that chimera - whom he wed of his own free will, after all. At their core, Jon and Kate are well-matched; heaven knows that much of their collective and singular behaviour has shown us that and, frankly, I wonder at the wisdom of anyone with whom either one of them might become involved now that they've both exposed true colours.

My opinion, only, but any benefit to those children will be strictly collateral and coincidental to Jon's and Kate's war of manipulation. Small mercies, I guess, though, are better than none.

PaMa said...

Re: Kate being called a DIVA

I am SO tired of the misuse of the word diva! Look it up! A 'diva' is a woman of outstanding talent. Think Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters. It is NOT intended to be used for a bitchy woman. (Or a little kid who throws temper tantrums, for that matter.)
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I think you missed the point ... It's not that Kate IS a diva, but rather that she ACTS LIKE a diva ... as if she's a woman with "outstanding talent", when clearly that couldn't be further from the truth.

Savannah said...

Snickers39 wrote: "..She treated him like crap and we all saw it on the show but he's a grown man who is responsible for his own decisions. He can't get through life blaming all his bad choices on Kate."
I have to disagree somewhat. First of all, Kate hunted someone that would be easy to manipulate-such as Jon-to be her husband. Note, Jon is a couple of years younger than she, as was her previous fiance.
Then how many times? have we heard the psycho make comments like "Hell--oooo, Jon! Your kids??!! Yoohoo...over here-Your kids NEED YOU!!!" etc..etc..., ETC..

She has, from day one, held those children and family over his head as a means to control him. Like a dog in a cage, he finally started feeling taunted, teased and resented her abuse. She couldn't handle being a stay at home Mom and arranged for him to quit his job to make her life easier. She is a hideous, self-centered treacherous snake.
As for Jon, I think most importantly here, he is stepping up to the plate and admitting his own mistakes. He is learning to understand what his role was in all of this and how he could have done things differently. That is how we all grow in life. By the way, Jon took an awful beating from Nancy Grace last week. At least, that's when I first saw the clip. However, he is the better parent all the way around. How dare her accept all the praise when she has turned her back on those children so many times. Especially Collin, Gumgate?...and how the bunk beds were more important than when he cried for her to help him? Then on the couch when Jon said "I assisted my son with his problem..."
" Kate leans over and says "Oh, honey...you found something you're good at" And of course, smiles at her adoring fans (we all know the look in the camera)mocking Jon. Well, I don't know who would think she was cool BUT I found her remark utterly repulsive. I can't stand her. Lately though, she does appear to be unraveling at a higher rate of speed. Now she loves to talk about her "twiddleing
fingers and ocd". Probably just more of her act so as to reel in more sympathy.

Karna train is coming for KI said...

Good for Jon! It is about time someone did what was right for the kids. Jon didn't do this for the papers...he did it for the kids. Keven and Jodie have to drive there, so if there are paps outside, they are going to get a pic.
I hope he invites the rest of her family as well.
Kate is gonna FLIP! lol. Now that is a pic I would love to see!!
Kate is an idiot if she thinks she will see those kids every holiday-yeah right. Can't wait for Jon to take them to his family's or hers for they day (when it is his turn) and she can sit and stew all alone. but if she did it in the bank vault, she would be happy, right?

f8k8 said...

Snicker....

Sat was a perfect Day for a family reunion. Nice weather, no TLC cameras, and Kate will be gone for a few days promoting herself.

So Kev and Jodi can visit the kids w/o the witch coming over screaming and crying.

And it was not a photo up. Jon greeted Kevin and Jodi in front of the Garage. So what? Jon was already outside with the kids. What do you want him to do? Run inside the house, close the door and wait for Kevin and Jodi to knock when he sees Jodi and Kevin's car pulling in?

I mean after they pulled in, you didn't see any more pics of Kevin and Jodi. They stayed indoors.

And I don't believe he is trying to hurt Kate. There is no "motive" when it comes to Jon. Jon just does things w/o motive.

Kate on the other hand. Is sneaky and manipulative.

Suzi said...

Also, this must be feeding Kate's ego:

http://www.californiawomen.org/speakers/

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These types of bios are always submitted by the speaker or the speaker's publicist. Not that Kate isn't stupid enough to actually get an ego boost from some PR spin submitted by her own people...

KB said...

Radar online puts a slimy slant on the reunion, but then again they are a rather slimy source. While they mention Jodi and Kevin coming out on their site, they ignore or neglect the fact that they state that they've been in communication with Jon.

Glad to see the reunion, I'm sure it was a very happy one for the kids. It will reinforce to them that they have family who love and care deeply about them. That they have not been forgotten.

snickers39 said...

f8k8 said...
There is no "motive" when it comes to Jon. Jon just does things w/o motive
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Sorry but I disagree with you. Jon and Kate are both guilty of exploiting the kids for their own personal gain. Jon isn't above using a photo op to make a few bucks on the side and if it makes Queenie mad then all the better. I can't blame him in a way but he really should consider how it's going to effect the kids.

Susan said...

f8f8 - I hope you're right, truly I do, but I wouldn't trust either one of those two as far as I could throw them. Whether they're ugly and duplicitous or just plain dumb, the children are forever the beneficiaries/victims of what Jon and Kate do.

Snickers39 said...

Susan said...

I'm not by nature a cynic but I do question Jon's motives for inviting the extended family back into the fold. It saddens me to think along these lines but I really don't believe that we'd be seeing any heartfelt gathering if it weren't of benefit to Jon's cause against that chimera - whom he wed of his own free will, after all. At their core, Jon and Kate are well-matched; heaven knows that much of their collective and singular behaviour has shown us that and, frankly, I wonder at the wisdom of anyone with whom either one of them might become involved now that they've both exposed true colours.

My opinion, only, but any benefit to those children will be strictly collateral and coincidental to Jon's and Kate's war of manipulation. Small mercies, I guess, though, are better than none.

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Thank you Susan! This is the point I've been trying to make all day. You worded it much better.

etownmom2 said...

Kevin and Jodi are not stupid. They certainly understand that Jon may have other motives but they may be putting wanting a relationship with their nieces and nephews above all else. I believe they went their with their eyes wide open. Jodi has strong family ties and she certainly knows that the children need her and Kevin due to the circus going on around them, if Jon is using it for something else so be it -- it is a win for the children as they LOVE their Aunt and Uncle no matter what anyone else thinks. It infuriates me when their motives are questioned -- so what that they came out pubicly and tried to help. The thanks they got?!? -- skewered and judged which is EXACTLY why those of us that actually know the family will not speak out publicly. Just to clarify -- their is no "hoax", just one big trainwreck with 8 victims-- PLEASE -- do not lose sight of that.

Angi said...

I just got my Oct 26 issue of OK! In it it says "[Kate is] enlisting TLC to help her find a new home. 'Kate wants a new house for a fresh start,' her pal tells OK! 'She doesn't want to get dragged into court every other month because Jon keeps claiming he has ownership of the house."

That made me SO mad!!!!!

Ship Of Fools said...

Minka's Tail said, "When reading the Vanity Fair article, I kept asking myself, who does Kate remind me of? Her egomaniacal comments sounded just like someone else from the entertainment world, but I couldn't figure it out.

Then it hit me: Miss Piggy!"
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What a hilarious observation! And true! Especially the way Miss Piggie assumes the world revolves around her and she treats Kermit as if she's Her Majesty, The Queen, and he is but a mere peasant in her presence.

Except Miss Piggy's hair is WAY better than Miss Kate's!

kim said...

I read a story online which stated that Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, will be speaking for the first time since his death at the Women's Conference in CA. I clicked on the website to see what other speakers will be featured and was horrified to see Kate's face on the page. What the hell is she doing at this conference? She has absolutely no business being there with journalists, actors, politicians, and other intelligent women who have actually contributed to society. The only saving grace is Lisa Ling will be there also. I hope she continues the discussion that was started on The View and tells Kate there are actually other ways to make money to support her family.

Jane in California said...

Zannia - you made some interesting comments, and clearly you have nothing but disdain for Jon.

However, when you faulted Kevin and Jodi, I'm afraid that's where you lost my interest.

While I agree Jon is quite at fault for arriving at the mess he is in today, I do give him points for a) overall, being a hands-on father and an affectionate parent to his children. He is shown often with either they coming spontaneously up to him to give him a hug (which he usually returns), or hugging them, giving them a kiss on the head, playing with them, etc. There is a clear bond of affection between Jon and his children. There is nothing of that nature between Kate and the children.

b) he is owning up to some of his mistakes and trying to change in a positive way. We all make wrong choices in life - that's part of life itself. The issue is -- what do we do after that? Do we acknowledge that we went down the wrong path and try to do better? If so, shouldn't we be allowed to move beyond our wrong choices as we grow and make better ones? I'm not overly religious but that's one of the tenents I take from reading the bible -- forgiveness for past sins, redemption and working toward becoming a better person.

c) Jon is approaching divorced status. While I do not agree that people should date before a divorce is final -- well, they do it all the time once they've officially separated from their spouse and begun the divorce process. I'm not interested in who he dates per se. I am interested to see if he is there for his children during the times he has custody. The answer from all appearances is Yes. When it is his week to be with his children, he is there.

Jon is far from perfect. However, because to me he genuinely loves his children and is about the only stable force and source of affection in their lives, I find him to be the better parent, by leaps and bounds.

pinkdiamond611 said...

To Minka's Tail --
Stop insulting Miss Piggy. I love her. LOL.

Dictionaries don't lie (too much) said...

Deborah said...
Re: Kate being called a DIVA

I am SO tired of the misuse of the word diva! Look it up! A 'diva' is a woman of outstanding talent. Think Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters. It is NOT intended to be used for a bitchy woman. (Or a little kid who throws temper tantrums, for that matter.)
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Ok I did look it up and one definition of "diva" is "prima donna". I looked that up and one definition is "a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience." (Dictionary.com)
I think we are right on.

BobS said...

Can'tStandHer said...
I love that Life and Style Magazine's latest issue has a headline on the cover "Special Gosselin-Free Issue." I guess they are listening to their readers. I only hope others follow their example.

http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/upload/cover/lifeandstylemag_cover.jpg
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I just saw the issue in the racks by the grocery store checkout. Looks like the media backlash has begun.

Gosselinsaretrash said...

I hope the day when the name Gosselin is not in any tabloid or on any entertainment "news" show is going to be here very soon. Next week would work for me.

Momof2 said...

Lynn said...
I totally doubt that Aunt Jody truly loves those kids. Why would she go on national tv and "whisper" that she heard that Kate was having an affair. No proof just gossip. That's hurtful, especially when Daddy is out shacking up with every girl he meets. Jody should have not gone on tv with no proof. But then again she needed the money.
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...and no "proof" that Jon was cheating on Kate either....just gossip from the hired women that TLC paid.

Funny how different this site is from BM's site...when they come over here to comment...it get's put through in a fair and balanced way...but BM deletes everything that doesn't agree with her "I love Kate and everything about her" mantra.

Momof2 said...

I think TLC is afraid of Kate...afraid that if they turn their back on her she will sue sue sue them for all the damage done...as long as Kate is on their side they will try to drag Jon through the mud...but once that lightbulb goes off over Katie Irene's head....they know they won't have a leg to stand on.

They KNOW it.

2badsosad said...

I just got my Oct 26 issue of OK! In it it says "[Kate is] enlisting TLC to help her find a new home. 'Kate wants a new house for a fresh start,' her pal tells OK! 'She doesn't want to get dragged into court every other month because Jon keeps claiming he has ownership of the house."

That made me SO mad!!!!!

Is Kate going enlist TLC to help her find a new set of twins and sextuplets to exploit because she doesnt want Jon claiming 'ownership' of the children either?
The woman is absolutely trifling!!!

EmilyH said...

I think TLC is afraid of Kate...afraid that if they turn their back on her she will sue sue sue them for all the damage done...as long as Kate is on their side they will try to drag Jon through the mud...but once that lightbulb goes off over Katie Irene's head....they know they won't have a leg to stand on.

They KNOW it.
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I completely agree. The G's have the ability to take down TLC and all their "reality" shows. So they are going to go after Jon as a liar and are praying that Kate will not bite the hand that is feeding her. They can't stand her either, but they're stuck with her!

livnluv said...

etownmom2 said...
Kevin and Jodi are not stupid. They certainly understand that Jon may have other motives but they may be putting wanting a relationship with their nieces and nephews above all else. I believe they went their with their eyes wide open. Jodi has strong family ties and she certainly knows that the children need her and Kevin due to the circus going on around them, if Jon is using it for something else so be it -- it is a win for the children as they LOVE their Aunt and Uncle no matter what anyone else thinks. It infuriates me when their motives are questioned -- so what that they came out pubicly and tried to help. The thanks they got?!? -- skewered and judged which is EXACTLY why those of us that actually know the family will not speak out publicly. Just to clarify -- their is no "hoax", just one big trainwreck with 8 victims-- PLEASE -- do not lose sight of that.
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AMEN! And thank you for saying so. It seems like people have become more interested in being right about some far fetched theory and forgotten about the kids that are living this crappy nightmare.

Do coloring books count? said...

I read the review for "Eeight Little Faces" on Amazon.com. Several people vented. Most said it was a waste of money. One said she read the book from cover to cover while standing in the check out line (and then put it down). Another said the book consisted of 40 pictures with bible verses under them and a few "fake" sounding words about Kate. Didn't read all the posts but didn't see anything favorable in the ones I did. My question is:

How can anyone talk 10 minutes about a book that takes 10 minutes to read? How can anyone claim to be an author if they stick some of their kids' pictures in a book then copy out a Bible verse for each? This gets you a spot at the Women's Conference? It is a best seller, though. What am I missing?

Blog Update said...

Julie updated her blog and says to watch The Early Show tomorrow.

pogo said...

Kate needs a body guard to guard her from herself? Good job, Jon in getting family back into the picture, children should know their grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Shame on Kate for shutting them out. And of course Kate will come up with some half ass excuse for not being in court today, knowing dam well when the court date was, I guess the law/courts are not that important to her, but that conference is, cause after all it's a WOMENS conference and she is a WOMAN, a powerful woman(she thinks, what this does is give women a BAD name including this conference) If this conference had any guts it should have dropped her from their conference and insist she take care of her problems(court date) first and try not to make them look bad by having a person who puts fame before family which is part of what this conference is about, Womens leadership in the world, business and home. None of which Kate qualifys for.

Nana Sew Dear said...

Field of Daisies said...
I admit it: I am a hater.

I hate Kate's behavior and treatment of others. I hate that behavior like hers gets rewarded with fame and fortune.

I hate that some women condone Kate's abuse. Worse, some even seem to admire it.

I hate Kate's hypocrisy, always claiming to do everything for the kids, while she consistently works only her OWN agenda.

I hate that she claims to be Can Do, all the while whining about how hard her life is, always seeking attention and pity.

I hate that we live in a time when refusing to selectively cull the litter is the only requirement to some to be considered a pillar of morality.

I hate that it is shows like Jon & Kate + Eight, Toddlers in Tiaras, Real Housewives, Wife Swap, Bridezillas, etc. that bring in viewers and bucks for networks.

I hate that so many viewers settle for this kind of programming, considering it 'entertainment'.

I hate that people who claim faith and 'family values' are willing to overlook blatant child exploitation, so long as those exploited children are cute and 'entertaining'.

I hate that people who claim faith and 'family values' are willing to overlook blatant child exploitation, so long as those exploited children are cute and 'entertaining'.

I hate that standards on so many levels have fallen to current depths.

While I wish no one harm of any kind, I do wish the likes of Jon and Kate would just go away and take their meodrama with them.
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I agree with you but admit that I have a soft spot for Jon (he's a month older than my oldest son) even though his behavior frequently makes me cringe.

I know he's sowing some major wild oats but he also spent 10 fairly patient years as K8's unappreciated toady. Think of what your behavior was like at age 22 and remember that most of us were CHILDREN at this age. Even if he was too young a father and husband I feel though he has pulled himself together and is a devoted father. I sure don't see K8 insisting that the show come to an end. Not while there is more cash and goodies to be wrung out of exploiting her children and pretending to be a big crybaby!

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a family that is truly struggling receive this windfall? I’d watch that reality show.

You may see Jon as immature and indeed he is. I am 52 years old and still have my moments of channeling my 12 year old self. The point is I see Jon making an effort to give his kids his time instead of dragging them before the cameras to have scripted "quality" time with Katie Irene aka Mommy Dearest.

Some of you may say, well, Kate is young, too! Yes, but she is also narcissistic and there is nothing that can fix that. The state wouldn't leave small children alone with a sociopath or an un-medicated schizophrenic without supervision so why tolerate this known mental illness? I have known at least three people with Kate’s personality disorder and believe me, they ruin lives.

Emma said:
Second, she claimed in earlier episodes (like the Christmas episode from last year) that the kids don't always get what they want yet she has been photographed getting mega-expensive toys from F.A.O Schwartz.
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This just disgusts me.
I remember with fondness our daughters opening on Christmas morning their American Girl dolls. We really had to scrimp and save for these and our now grown daughters still have their dolls to pass on to their own daughters. I recently read that Mady and Cara's dolls were flung into a box in the basement. When things come into our lives too easily their value is lost. Those expensive F.A.O. Schwartz toys will soon go the same way without even being donated to a child that could still love them.

Ship Of Fools said...

Kate has claimed the kids are upset because they love and miss the camera crew now that Jon has pulled the plug on "J&K+8".

You gotta really wonder about a family dynamic in which kids are supposedly more distraught about loving and missing a TV CREW than they love and miss their own extended family who have been shoved out of the picture for the last several years.

Suzanne said...

So Jon gave the nanny a break today and picked up the kids. Publicity stunt or not, the look of LOVE and total JOY on their faces as they race to see their Daddy speaks volumes and volumes. It made my heart smile. Keep up it up Jon. You are a light in the kids lives. Stay bright!

Janine said...

I have never looked up the Wikipedia on Jon and K8... It seems very pro K8, however as the mother of two adopted children who were born in my heart, I was shocked to read that before the second infertility treatment, K8 as an OB nurse had an opportunity to adopt a bi-racial infant available for adoption. They obviously took a pass and went on to make reality history. I am shocked because the story told was "I (we) only wanted one more baby" ... Some people say adoption is a blessing... some people say it is no different... I felt my children are the children who were meant for my husband and I... I was shocked to read that for whatever reason, this woman who had a serious gluttony issue for (money, fame, more... who knows) clearly had motives other than being a mom... or a mom of 3... or a mom with one baby. Whatever her reason, like Octomom, it was selfcentered and inappropriate to pursue infertility treatment when she had two children as a young, healthy woman and had other options. As a health care professional... I just wonder how? Why? 6 Beautiful, healthy children later. 6 more broken kids... K8 get back to reality and be a mom to your 8.

Janine said...

On the Radar Online site, a clip from tonights show... in the little clip.... so many JEWELS forthe re-cap. Can't wait. My FAVE so far "it's disgusting that companies can make money on so many 'false-sa-ties' " I am disgusted K8 that TLC has made money on the two the kids gave you. Other gems were (in this tiny clip) I don't make any money from the "proceeds" from the wig
(K8 Halloween hair). "do you BLAME me?" (yes, K8... as a matter of fact... I give you most of the credit here) Can't wait for the re-cap.
JON I am so proud of you! You are giving your kids exactly what they need! FAMILY
(Today in California... the air is HOT and icky... did I read K8 flew into town?)

Janine said...

I have not read all of the post's. A few, it seems are from Sheeple. I think that's great... come on over to the light.
Let's not forget... Jon was berated for years (who knows what she did off camera) and not only
K8's family were banned... his were not around. Eventually Nana Janet, Beth... all of the loving people vanished. Now look... It's K8... all alone on a sofa. I saw a clip of the famous flight to Utah where
K8 was 'seriously dying'. She was there, with all of those people and her 8 children and NO ONE was next to her.
Whatever motivates Jon now, the end result is the kids are having some love re-enter their heart and home. I believe he was suffering from PTSD and other ailments from his POW days. Stockholm Syndrome comes to mind. Even Patty Hearst began to agree with her kidnappers and took years to recover. At least... Jon with his human nature... is placing his kids before pride. I think the details of the reunion will be sweet and will come in time. As K8 promotes the last few copies of the book(s) in LA-LA land and appears on Ellen (that outa be a great time for a nap) the kids seem elated.
I can't imagine the possible merit of trying to suggest Kevin is submissive to Jodi... Jodi is a loving, eloquent, devoted Aunt and Kevin spent his entire life under the rule of K8... I think his heart was broken and although he didn't want to become another K8 discard, he wanted the best for the kids. I think Kevin and Jodi have done everything right. The spin the Sheeple make on it is just that.
Jon doesn't take himself too seriously... he is trying. I for one want him to know I am proud. Keep it up, Jon.
K8... It isn't too late...
One last thought... I believe Jon has shown in numerous ways he would like a chance to be united for his kids, not MARRIED, but co-parents who work together, in harmony. I'm pretty sure K8 has proved she would never dream of that... and there you have it. 'The high road to doing whats best for the kids leads to years of therapy times 8'

Tuesday said...

"When things come into our lives too easily, their value is lost".
Nancy Sew Dear, that is the absolute truth!

jibberjabbers said...

Radar has a video of Kate at the book signing. You can clearly see Steve there with her as she walk away from her empty booth.

Jenny said...

This just in from Julie's Blog....

Watch the Early Show on CBS Tuesday morning.

My guess is since TLC put a muzzle on Jon, Kevin and Jodi are going to continue to be the voices for the kids. I really hope they have some leads on laws being put into place about children on reality tv.

Kevin and Jodi, we hear you and are in support of those laws!!! Do it for the kids! Team 8!!!

Momof2 said...

jibberjabbers said...

Radar has a video of Kate at the book signing. You can clearly see Steve there with her as she walk away from her empty booth.
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looks like Miss Katie Irene got dissed...she looks so foolish sitting there with her pen in her hand just waiting.....and waiting.....guess Baby Mama couldn't make it

Chewy said...

snickers39 said...
f8k8 said...
There is no "motive" when it comes to Jon. Jon just does things w/o motive
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Sorry but I disagree with you. Jon and Kate are both guilty of exploiting the kids for their own personal gain. Jon isn't above using a photo op to make a few bucks on the side and if it makes Queenie mad then all the better. I can't blame him in a way but he really should consider how it's going to effect the kids.
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Exactly! And Jon has advisors to do the planning and strategy for him, he does not have to think. I'm sure it is a load off for him. He seems like a decent enough guy, and having worked with children and parents for 15 years, he is no more ridiculous than most parents I have dealt with. Kate is the one who worries me.
I think Jon needs financial stability of some sort and he will do fine with the kids. Kate needs way more than that just to be happy in her own skin, and I fear the lengths she has gone and will continue to go, to reach her goals.

grannyoftwo said...

I just got my Oct 26 issue of OK! In it it says "[Kate is] enlisting TLC to help her find a new home.

well all I have to say to this if it is true is: how's the sale on the old house coming Kate? Does she think it will be any easier to sell this one? Just how out of touch with "REALITY" of the aconomy is this woman? And what happened to the kids shouldn't be dragged all around, they should be able to stay in one place and feel safe? Man can she dish it out or what? I am rolling my pant letgs up as I type, cause it is getting deep in here.

grannyoftwo said...

I don't think that Kevin and Jodi helped their case against children being in reality shows by saying that the kids didn't seem like they had missed a beat. They mentioned that the kids acted the same as they always have, I don't know if they really heard the question correctly. I think they were answering to the question how did they find them to react to seeing them, but the question was, did they see that the children had suffered any damage being filmed. They are lawyered up and are going to fight for the rights of children in reality tv everywhere, which I admire. I just hope they can stick to what Gloria tells them to, and not blow it. She usually means business and wants to win big time, so she will put her all into it. She will also be all over the tv with it too and will not let people run all over them with stupid questions.

nurse2 said...

Just saw Aunt Jodie and Kevin with Gloria Alred on GMA.GOOOO Girlll

nurse2 said...

Sorry it was the today show.

DLCF said...

Just read the Early Show interview summary...

Gloria Allred has arrived on the Gosselin scene, ya'll.

Against Exploitation said...

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

Kevin and Jodi on the Early Show.
HOORAY!!!

pogo said...

I think it's disgusting that the Womens conference has Kate there. What was Maria Shiver thinking? Kate does not fit the Role of strong women, role model? ROLE MODEL? Kate is a self center, greedy narciss, who loves the fame & money and who cares nothing for her kids, let alone her marriage, family and friends, pets, house etc, This is a role model, we are suppose to look up to? What because she has 8 kids, and struggles day to day being a single mom(what BS)? boohoo oh please! She has a Nanny/nannys, house keepers, she spends money on designer stuff, hair, nails etc. Spends little time being a mother. Gee, Maria Shiver if you wanted some real role model moms, why did you not pick some people off the street across America and have them talk about life in America right now, the people who are losing/lost jobs, homes, making it just above the proverity line, you know real people who are struggling, not that Drama Queen Kate. Oh, wait, I forgot you have to look or be Hollywood to be there, common people are not excepted. I guess cause it's too real.

uneasy said...

So Jodi and Kevin and Gloria Allred are starting a campaign to have federal laws put in place to protect children in reality shows at a federal level.

Yes!!!! Absolutely!!! I'm a 1000% behind them.

I think they are the heroes of this entire saga.

GoPoshGo said...

Doesn't look like many people were waiting in line "for like 8 hours" to get Her Highness's autograph. Bet it chafed her butt to have to walk away from an empty booth, rather than leaving a queue of disappointed sheeple still waiting in line. Enjoy Kate's walk of shame:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/10/video-kate-signs-books-fans-long-beach

The CBS Morning Show said...

This is the CBS show Julie said to watch. Looks promising!


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

Carrin said...

Kevin, Aunt Jodi, and Gloria Allred appeared on CBS, The Early Show, Tuesday that there's no federal law protecting kids in realty shows -- only a patchwork quilt of laws in various states -- and they made the case for such a federal law.

It is a WONDERFUL thing that Gloria Allred is on the right side. She can be a real viper.

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

Susan said...

Oh joy, another side show! The Viper (how apt!) versus the Rabid Possum.

Narcissism is Evil said...

pogo said...

I think it's disgusting that the Womens conference has Kate there. What was Maria Shiver thinking? Kate does not fit the Role of strong women, role model? ROLE MODEL? Kate is a self center, greedy narciss, who loves the fame & money and who cares nothing for her kids, let alone her marriage, family and friends, pets, house etc, This is a role model, we are suppose to look up to?.............

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I couldn't agree with you more, pogo. I was curious about that too! I just posted this comment under the Free Discussion post:



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

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


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


VIDEO: Kate Signs Books For Fans In Long Beach

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

Sidney said...

grannyoftwo said...
I don't think that Kevin and Jodi helped their case against children being in reality shows by saying that the kids didn't seem like they had missed a beat. They mentioned that the kids acted the same as they always have,
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Well, if the kids are acting the way they always have, is that a good thing?

The kids are usually fighting, hitting, screaming, begging for attention. That is what I am used to seeing.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

I just saw the video on Radar of Jodi and Kevin on The Early Show.

There are so many comments on Radar from people sticking up for Kate and putting down Jodi and Kevin. It is ridiculous. Are people so blinded by Kate that they fail to see the harm this is doing to the children?

I personally do not like Gloria Allred and am kind of hesitant to applaud the Kreiders for working with her but at least Allred is bringing awareness to the situation. I just don't trust her but hopefully it will work out for the kids in the end.

Can'tStandHer said...

I bet that many of these rabid pro-Kate posters are actually paid posters. They actually couldn't care less about Kate, they are just saying what they are getting paid to say.

Hiring freelance forum posters is a big business. Google "freelance" to get an idea of this type of work available. On GetAFreelancer.com alone, are 79 openings for forum posters.

TLC has deep pockets. I'd be willing to bet this is exactly what they are doing. Plus paying off bloggers like Perez Hilton, etc.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

Hiring freelance forum posters is a big business. Google "freelance" to get an idea of this type of work available. On GetAFreelancer.com alone, are 79 openings for forum posters.

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WOW! I didn't even know about this. That is crazy! TLC and any other network stoops to unbelievable lows if they are willing to pay people to say what they want them to saw on forums. I can't believe this. Thank you for pointing this out to me. You are right, I bet a lot of it is paid posters because some of the comments are completely absurd and almost fake sounding.

PaMa said...

RE: Kate's appearance at the Women's Conference

Kate Gosselin: Scripture 'gets me through' every day
Oct. 27, 2009 11:04 AM
USA TODAY


In a sad little corner of Maria Shriver's big Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Kate Gosselin was tucked into a tent Monday night, waiting to sign copies of her new book. But there were few fans who wanted her autograph. Sure, the media was out in full force. Several camera crews hovered until they were shooed away by security. Kate wasn't talking.

The only chatting happened a few minutes earlier as she was interviewed by Giselle Fernandez on stage. Six questions. It took less than four minutes. Kate explained her motivation behind Eight Little Faces, essentially a scrap book with Scripture passages. "In little tiny bites, it captured my heart as a mom," she said. Scripture, she said, "in tough times and in good times, gets me through basically every day."

Plus, said Kate, "It was fun to pick the bible verses."

When talking about how much she loves being a mom, Kate said, "I wake up every day, get out of bed and do what I do because of my kids."

What's new with Kate? She said she's still working on her cookbook, which will "come out at some point." And she's planning a sequel to Multiple Blessings, her first book. "There's many more lessons I've learned, many more things I've been through," said Kate, putting it mildly. "At the end of it all, perseverance, determination and tenacity have gotten me through."

One fan that did get a book signed by Kate was Kathy Sanchez, 42, from Ontario, Calif. She has watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 from the beginning and she feels for the reality show star mom now more than ever.. "I think all of us have bumps in the road. I'm sure she has a lot to carry. And to have it all be so public, I can't imagine..."

grannyoftwo said...

you know to me what the fnniest part of the RO video at the women's conference was, that Kate had to look out toward the people because she had NOTHING to do to look down at. I be that was sooo hard for her to do. She is not used to looking at people, but down or away from them. She had NOTHING to do. That just kills me. I hope that gives her a taste of what California/Hollywood thinks about her. They dont! HA!

pressured cooker said...

Go Away Gosselins! said...
I bet a lot of it is paid posters because some of the comments are completely absurd and almost fake sounding.
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Ohhhhh...I thought they were just trying to sound like Kate.

azally said...

Don't know if this has been mentioned, it's been a while since I have visited GWOP. But, why has Oprah dropped Kate like a hot rock?? Wouldn't Oprah love to jump on this media frenzy and get the "real" story? I thought they were buddies? Kate has been to the view, today show, on an on but no O. Hmmmm.....

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Wow, just saw the video on ROL of Khate at the book signing in Calif. So many fans were beating a path to her table for an autograph...NOT!

Up a Lazy River said...

"Scripture gets me through the day"?? Puhleeze, woman.

Kate, single-handedly sets calling oneself 'a Christian' back an eon. She is the embodiment of the hypocrisy that turns people completely off about those who insist on calling attention to how religious/"Christian" they are.

Spare me the righteous scripture reading, Kate, and try instead to simply be patient and kind to others.

Scripture/religion means nothing if it is not accompanied by one simple (golden) rule that covers it all: treat others as you wish to be treated.

Kate Gosselin, take your Scriptures and GO PERMANENTLY AWAY. With your spiky 'attitude' that you are so very proud of, scriptures can't help you, dearie.

Aimee said...

I can't understand why People thinks its readers want to read stupid quotes.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20315590,00.html

"To be honest, I don't know," she said when asked by a viewer. "I really don't want to be married again, but I don't want to be alone. The alone-ness is really alone."

The alone-ness is really alone? Are you kidding me?

Also, this quote about the kids ticks me off:
"They're not suffering from this," she said. "The fact that they have these different experiences they need to handle is only going to help them in life."

Yes, they "needed" to handle this stuff to help them in life.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

azally said:

But, why has Oprah dropped Kate like a hot rock?? Wouldn't Oprah love to jump on this media frenzy and get the "real" story?

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Just an FYI last week Oprah had Wanda Sykes on and asked her what she thought of Jon and Kate. Wanda said "they need to send them up in a balloon" and Oprah laughed her head off. I think Oprah has become appalled by them....or so it seemed.

KB said...

Hahaha, Inside Edition - which weirdly I never watch - just did a story about how Kate walked off from her book signing stand after half an hour because no one came up except for a few individuals. The only people she apparently had to talk to were PR people.

They also said she was only greeted with "a smattering of applause."

All in all sounds like the convention in Cali wasa flop for as well as probably extremely embarrasing.

Good! Now Kate maybe you'll realise just how few people are actually interested in you and in continuing to have you around in the media spotlight.

Snickers39 said...

I just saw on Inside Edition where Kate was sitting in her empty booth with nothing to do while the other authors were busy signing copies of their books for their fans. I bet that deflated her ego a bit. I wish she would get a clue that no one cares about her solo.

DelusionsRUs said...

KB & Snickers, I wish you were right about Kate being embarrassed about the lack of turn out for her book signing in CA.

JMO, but it seems doubtful that someone who is Kate-level narcissistic would interpret even this as a personal failing.

Just as we've seen her for 5 yrs ALWAYS blame someone else for EVERYTHING, my guess is, like some notable politicians of late, she'll blame the lack of interest in her appearance on the left wing liberal media bias.

She's far too arrogant to see that her spotlight is now fading to one small birthday cake candle.

She's delusional, so reality may knock on her door, but Little Katie isn't hearing it.

Movies? She wants to be in movies? I rest my case: the woman is delusional.

PaMa said...

JMO, but I think probably the lack of a crowd at Kate's book signing has more to do with the caliber of people attending the Women's Conference, than with the sheeple giving up on Kate.

Sassypaws said...

Zannia said:

Saying Jon is the only hope these kids have is ridiculous. He sleeps with every thing he can, he's parting everywhere, he lives in NY, you watch the latest shows, he is bothered by the kids, the kids are clearly not comfortable around him any longer. Everything he has done in these past months have been either for the sole benefit of Jon or for the purpose of hurting Kate. Point to me ONE thing he's done which is truly for the kids? Stop the show? That was because he was being kicked off. A week before,he was happily filming.
A month before, he said on camera the filming did not hurt the kids.
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Let's take a closer look at all that you have alluded to. You said: "He sleeps with every thing he can, he's parting everywhere, he lives in NY, you watch the latest shows, he is bothered by the kids, the kids are clearly not comfortable around him any longer.(sic)".

First of all, there are only accusations of his sleeping around. No proof of it anymore than there is proof that Kate's sleeping around. If you wish to be believe the worse of Jon, then you are a hypocrite not to believe the same of Kate.

Secondly, I have seen photos of only three events where he was seen partying. He was paid to attend a party in Vegas and I believe at some pool party. Then there was the trip to St Tropez which apparently was a job hunting trip.

While I don't condone his choices but at least he didn't drag the kids into his schemes. None of these were illegal. Plus, he seems to have grasped the concept that these choices might have an negative impact on his kids, and has stopped. Apparently he is learning. Can you say the same for Kate?

As for living in New York, where the heck do you want him to be when Kate is at the Konpound? In a sleeping bag outside the gate?

Kate and Jon share equally in the physical custody of the children. Jon spends as much time living at the mansion with the kids as does Kate. They switch off weeks. He only lives in New York when it is Kate's turn with the kids. BTW, where does Kate live when Jon is watching the children? (You do know that she spends as much time away, if not more, from the twins and tups as does Jon!)

I will admit that I haven't watched the latest shows but I have seen excerpts. Jon and the kids look cozy and comfortable. I can't say the same for Kate.

As for your insinuation that Jon's sudden revelation that constantly filming the children is not a good life just stems from his reduced presence on the show (TLC claimed that he would appear occasionally) does not hold up under scrutiny.

Jon wanted off the show since last season (as was recorded in last season's finale). Besides, as long as the show continued, he would be paid whether he was on it or not. It was in the contract. So in essence, his pulling the kids off the show killed his own salary.

I'd be happy to give Kate the same benefit of the doubt that I give Jon if she made the same type of effort to grow and change. She hasn't so I don't.

LiesinWailea said...

Yes, I did attend the Women's Conference in Long Beach last night. I was in line by 3:30pm. They did not start letting people in until 4pm. So, by the time I got thru security and found the area where Kate was to speak, she was finished. I couldn't believe it, but I am sure I did not miss much. Just more of the same rehearsed questions and answers.

The best was seeing no one in line at her booth. I think that there were 7 booths set up and hers was at the end on the left. Of course, Mr. Grey was there, although I almost did not recognize him as he was not carrying a purse (or two). There were also 4, or 5, security guys that were employed by the LB Convention Center hovering around Kate. I guess she decided to take a 'Starbucks' break when there was no one in line. Another note, you had to buy a book AT the event in order to have it signed.

She returned after a short line formed. She was wearing a short, black dress, and her usual hooker heels. Oh, and BTW, Mr. Grey is about the same height as Kate. Maybe he should borrow a pair of her shoes! And, that hairdo has to go. You should see it from the side. It really looks ridiculously, ridiculous. She needs to take that last $1000 and invest in a 3 way mirror.

After her 'performance', she was history. There were several interesting women speaking and signing. FYI, Valerie Bertinelli was charming and adorable. Jillian Michaels was inspirational, as always. Paula Deen was....Paula Deen. I can not imagine her doing a show with Kate. Also, Christine Northrup, OBGYN was very personable. Her books are very informative and worth reading.

So, that was my big evening. Kate was WAY out of her league, but she looked good. Hey, she does it for her kids!

yeaisaidthat said...

PaMa said...
JMO, but I think probably the lack of a crowd at Kate's book signing has more to do with the caliber of people attending the Women's Conference, than with the sheeple giving up on Kate.

10/27/2009 4:35 PM

I absolutely agree! I highly doubt that the majority of women who did attend the conference included seeking the autograph of Kate Gosselin on their 'things to do and people to see' list. Additionally, I doubt these same 'caliber' of women include 'Multiple Blessings and Eight Little Faces' on their list of inspiring must reads.

Pa Mom Knows said...

Does anyone know how many books she actually signed? All of this commotion and publicity was because of 30 minutes in a booth tucked away from the real celebrities?
Sheesh!

Kia Ora said...

Kia Ora

In Mondays New York Post there was rather a good article by TV critic Linda Stasi (page 82). She was saying that "cake boss" is the new TLC's icing on the cake. Linda had a few choice words for the Gosselins. Unfortunatley I don't know how to put it on here.

livnluv said...

TLC has deep pockets. I'd be willing to bet this is exactly what they are doing. Plus paying off bloggers like Perez Hilton, etc.
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And paying off Stephanie Santoro and Kate Major to lie to the tabloids about their so-called affairs. It's a cruel, cut-throat world out there and money talks.

LiesInWailea said...

I doubt that she signed very many books. As I said, you had to purchase the book at the event through Vroman's Bookstore, in order to have it signed. And, since 'her' books were published so long ago, anyone who wanted one would have already purchased it. OH, BTW, Beth was not in attendance.

livnluv said...

grannyoftwo said...
I don't think that Kevin and Jodi helped their case against children being in reality shows by saying that the kids didn't seem like they had missed a beat. They mentioned that the kids acted the same as they always have, I don't know if they really heard the question correctly. I think they were answering to the question how did they find them to react to seeing them, but the question was, did they see that the children had suffered any damage being filmed. They are lawyered up and are going to fight for the rights of children in reality tv everywhere, which I admire. I just hope they can stick to what Gloria tells them to, and not blow it. She usually means business and wants to win big time, so she will put her all into it. She will also be all over the tv with it too and will not let people run all over them with stupid questions.

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I hear what you're saying about Kevin's response about the kids and I winced a little myself. But after thinking about it I decided it could have been taken two ways. It's also a testament to how comfortable the kids are around Jon and how they feel they can be carefree and be themselves. And Kevin and Jodi were only there for part of the day which would be hard to really assess their condition. It sounds like they were all thrilled to see each other and that's great!

It's natural for Kevin & Jodi to be nervous on national TV. They aren't stars and don't claim to be. They knew they were going to make a very special announcement so I'm sure they were also very excited about that. I think with time it will become more natural for them and there's bound to be more press briefings in the future.

KB said...

DelusionsRUs I agree with you actually, thought about it more afterwards, and you are completely right, it's not her personal failings, but the fault and failings of others. I'm sure she'll blame Jon and the media for this, but take it on the children.

Suzi said...

grannyof2 said...

I don't think that Kevin and Jodi helped their case against children being in reality shows by saying that the kids didn't seem like they had missed a beat. They mentioned that the kids acted the same as they always have, I don't know if they really heard the question correctly. I think they were answering to the question how did they find them to react to seeing them, but the question was, did they see that the children had suffered any damage being filmed. They are lawyered up and are going to fight for the rights of children in reality tv everywhere, which I admire. I just hope they can stick to what Gloria tells them to, and not blow it. She usually means business and wants to win big time, so she will put her all into it. She will also be all over the tv with it too and will not let people run all over them with stupid questions.

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It seemed to me Jodi & Kevin were being careful of what they said so as not to put something potentially hurtful out there. It would have been easy for them to say the children are damaged or are not doing well, but I don't think that would have been appropriate and I think they knew that.

I've always thought Jodi was much prettier than Kate and I thought so again today. I hope she's really as sweet and lovely as she comes across.

KB said...

In reference to Kevin and Jodi's comment about not missing a beat, I took that the kids welcomed them warmly and happily and that the cousins picked up where they left off. Which is pretty common with children. Growing up i didn't see my cousins all the time, but whenever we did see eachother we "didn't miss a beat," picking up where we left off. To this day I still have great relationships with them even though as adults we see eachother less frequently.

That's just my opinion and how i perceived it, not suggestive that tv hasn't been harmful to them, but that as children with their cousins who they love and care about the children were great.

Suzi said...

Re: Oprah

I saw the Oprah show where the whole Gosselin family were guests and I had the distinct impression that Oprah was NOT impressed. The children were particularly out-of-control that day and Oprah actually seemed a bit annoyed that Kate did not try to control them better. Also, Kate discussed how the fertility doctor urged her to consider selective reduction and made a big deal of her stance on abortion and was very, very self-righteous about it. Oprah's face was very tense, and it reminded me that Oprah has been very forthcoming about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child/teenager and that she did have an abortion at an early age. I just remember thinking that either Kate did not do any research/background on Oprah or was intentionally insensitive in her remarks.

So, I think there is no love lost on that one...

goawayJandK said...

In reference to Kevin and Jodi's comment about not missing a beat, I took that the kids welcomed them warmly and happily and that the cousins picked up where they left off.

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That's exactly how I took her comments also.

Teresa said...

Re Oprah show with the Gosselins. I saw the show too and l agree with your post. Kate was angry with Oprah afterwards because Oprah didn't talk to Kate before or after the show and didn't get any freebies! Kate complained all they got was airline tickets and hotel. (not even 5 star)

jibberjabbers said...

Hailey will be on the Insider to "answer" questions.... WTH?

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