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193 comments:

TPoV said...

I know this is random.....but if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan? I personally met Jon a few weeks ago, and while talking to him, all I could do was agree with everything he said and I was truly enamored by his presence. All that I was planning on telling him, in a very polite way, went down the drain when I saw him. All of the old memories of Jon as dedicated, hardworking father stuck in my mind, and I completely forgot about all the bad that he has recently done. Do you think you would react the same?

inanswertoyourquestion said...

I personally like Jon. So I wouldn't have anything bad to say to him.
Kate on the other hand...
If I met Kate, honestly, I don't think I would say anything to her. But I certainly would be an over zealous fan and compliment her!

GoPoshGo said...

TPoV, I can honestly only speak for myself when I say that I would never react as a "fan" of either, since I find both to be pretty reprehensible. I've always considered Jon to be the more loving and devoted parent (at least from what has been portrayed on the show), so I have a softer spot for him. Still, I don't view either of these people as someone to idolize or look up to ... much less be deserving of having a fan-base.

I'd like to think that neither of them would enjoy a run-in with me, as I have too long a list of questions for both of them that I'm sure neither wants to answer. And, being half-Italian, a quarter Irish and a quarter Scottish, I just don't suffer fools -- and would simply not let them off the hook very easily.

I'm a private citizen, but I have many relatives who work in the entertainment industry and who therefore know REAL celebrities. The stories I hear from these relatives (who work in everything from production assistants to writers, directors and producers) all echo a similar sentiment. REAL celebrities do NOT act like Jon and Kate. In fact, they are the antithesis of all things Jon and Kate.

On a seperate note, perhaps you "forgot" about all the "bad" Jon has supposedly done in recent months because you (like many of us) aren't convinced of his guilt. As we've all seen from the recently aired episodes, TLC and Kate are basically throwing Jon under the bus. Sure, he's been a "playboy" and he's made some really bad 'media-related' decisions, but I think we all agree that he's the better parent. [I'm personally wondering when he's going to produce the alleged Kate-inspried-"contract" that allowed him to screw around as long as he continued the show].

Anyway, I don't live too far from the G's so perhaps I, too, will get my chance to confront one of them head-on. Oh, what a fun day that would be for me. I probably wouldn't get many answers, but I'd certainly have a field-day asking.....

katekidswillhateherforthis said...

OH Kate you poor dumb woman. You have no idea how much your own children will hate you when they get older and watch these tapes.
I hate you, and I have never even met you! I can only image how your children will feel towards you when they realize that you exploited them for money. You showed private moments to the world. That all their trips were nothing more than an "episode". That you acted different when the cameras weren't around. That you used up the money THEY earned and bought expensive clothes,shoes, purses, botox. BOOBS! *eye roll*
Finally, the worst of all, that you humiliated their father through all the seasons, and in the end, you said nasty nasty things about him for everyone to hear. You laugh with the camera people about him. All the while they will come to learn that JON was the one who wanted to end the show, and that you wanted to keep it going.
I really would hate to be in your over priced shoes in about 10 years.

Jane in California said...

Truth be told, I wouldn't want to meet/see Kate in person, as I am sure I would say something very blunt and rude, and I really don't want to be a rude person. If I did by chance happen to come face to face with her, I would not pretend to be a fan. I'd probably say that I have seen the show and was shocked at many of the things she said and did, and leave it at that. At this point, I'd whip out a camera to take a picture, Steve would try to tackle me, and I'd holler "Put down Kate's purse and bring it!" Three Stooges hilarity to ensue.

With Jon, I might simply offer words of encouragement to continue focusing on good parenting and staying out of the limelight. I'm sure he's heard it all, so I doubt any words of questionable wisdom from me would be useful to him :)

Who's got milk? said...

Kate tells us that her kids deserve life handed to them on a silver platter. Hey Kate...How about some milk to go with that? Come on Kate.....BUY EM SOME MILK!!

Kate's new flattop said...

I just saw pics of Kate on ROL and she must be letting her hair grow out for her new show. No more *scared* hair in the back, All slicked down. Actually makes her look older I think.

Anyway, Why is it whenever we drive by her house (We like to eat at Texas Roadhouse and it is on the way) we don't see paps outside. We actually don't see anybody. Could it be she calls the paps when she is heading out? I would think since they are not tabloid fodder as much paps would NOT be hanging out 24/7. I ask the lower heidleberg neighbor if they can verify one way or another. Just so I know if I am crazy or not!

For the Moment? said...

TPoV....When you met Jon did you feel that he had star power? Did he come across differently in person than he does on TV?

I know what I would do by reflex if I ever saw Kate...I would probably say ughhh (like she did w/ the kids that time when they needed her) and the look of disdain and disgust for her would be clearly visible for her and all to see.

Nancy said...

Wow interesting question. I don't do the fan thing with anyone. It's just not my personality. But I wouldn't be rude to them either. Why should they care what I think of them? I'm sure they do not. I don't think Jon is a better parent actually. I think he is more affectionate and that goes a long way but there are other things that are important when parenting too. They are both weak seeming parents but I have no interest in expending energy telling other people how to act.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I'm not much into being a 'fan' of anyone, at least not to the extent of wanting an autograph or being in awe of them. We are all just people and, if anything, celebrity is a turn off to me, personally.

Jon and Kate have shown me no reason to think a conversation with them would be interesting. They seem rather shallow and self unaware and not the least bit interested in life or world issues. Therefore, theirs are not opinions I'd seek or value.

I have no interest in giving them a nanosecond of my time or attention.

Kate, especially, seems incapable of thinking outside her own head, so sharing an opposing opinion with her would be an absolute exercise in futility.

No thanks - I would do what I do with others I do not respect: I'd totally ignore them.

JFS in IL said...

If I ran into Kate I would try to make eye contact, then frown slightly and turn away as I rolled my eyes, shacking my head, indicating I found her pitiful.

I think that might bug her ;-)

Or - act as if I had no idea who she was.

nomma said...

would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan?

Are those our only choices? lol, How about shake their hand, say 'glad to meet you' and be on your way.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

This is in reply to the first question. First of all, I would never want to meet The Bitch. I wouldn't want to meet Jon either, but if I ever did I think I would tell him in a non threatening way my feelings and sum it up very quickly: for the past 2 years I have been a frequent visitors of GWoP.
He'll get the message real quick and I won't have to stoop to The Queen's white-trash level.

Merrilee said...

Why is it whenever we drive by her house (We like to eat at Texas Roadhouse and it is on the way) we don't see paps outside. We actually don't see anybody. Could it be she calls the paps when she is heading out? I would think since they are not tabloid fodder as much paps would NOT be hanging out 24/7. I ask the lower heidleberg neighbor if they can verify one way or another. Just so I know if I am crazy or not!

11/28/2009 4:32 AM
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It has been my opinion all along that the paps were on TLC pay roll. Now that TLC is no longer paying the Gs, their interest is over. Hopefully, the interest will go away completely. How nice!

If they did hire Kate for her own show, I am betting the paps will all come back -- due to TLC trying to keep her in the public view.

marjorie said...

I've been exposed to "celebrities" and K and J are celebrities in their minds only.

I was about to delete the original special about J and K...the one from which the series spawned...but decided to watch it before deleting.

Interesting that K states in this original show that the tups were born at 29 weeks... how in the world could she have been on 30 weeks of bed rest (as she whined to Natalie Morales about)?

Jon's t-shirt said it all: lies, lies, lies. When someone lies so much they tend to forget which lies they've told...

Melissa said...

I have a serious issue with Kate saying her kids deserve to have life handed to them on a silver platter. IMO no child deserves that. How about teaching then about life. How to get along with others, how to work for a living and earn the things that you have. Some core values..... I have two children and don't think they deserve life handed to them. My job as their parent is to TEACH them those core values so that they don't expect those kinds of things. I work hard for what I have and my children will too.

Aunt Chris said...

I would try very hard to make sure Kate saw me completely ignoring her, which of course means I wouldn't be ignoring her, but I think I could pull it off. I'm a better actress than she.

I would try to say something to Jon like "Take care of those kids - they need their dad!"

Laura said...

'm a private citizen, but I have many relatives who work in the entertainment industry and who therefore know REAL celebrities. The stories I hear from these relatives (who work in everything from production assistants to writers, directors and producers) all echo a similar sentiment. REAL celebrities do NOT act like Jon and Kate. In fact, they are the antithesis of all things Jon and Kate.
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Same here. I have a couple of relatives who interact regularly with real A listers (with and without kids) and they are down to earth, polite and go about their tasks quietly.

Elijah's Mama said...

Hey..long-time lurker, first time poster here *wave* Got into watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 shortly after having my son two years ago..it was one of those "flipping through the channels and caught part of an episode" kinda things. That got me looking around on the Internet to see if anybody else was a fan of the show and wow. That was when I read about Kate wanting to keep the nurse for the sextuplets, the local articles, all that. What did me in as a viewer was a combination of things..Gumgate, Joelgate, Cupcakegate, Kate favoring Hannah, Kate just being..well..Kate. 'Nuff said, I think everybody else has had it covered ;-) And mind you, Jon's not off the hook either, as the other parent and the soon-to-be former spouse. He is as guilty as Kate is..no excuses or justifications should be made for either one of those greedy scam artists. That's when I discovered GWoP, Jodi's sister's blog, and between that, the Hawaii trip/vow renewal, and this whole divorce mess that has gone on most of this year..I was through as of the divorce announcement episode. The show should've ended right then and there, in my opinion. Even took the only Jon and Kate DVD my son and I owned --the season 1 and 2 one-- to a kids consignment store one day when I was out doing some shopping to turn in, and got maybe a dollar for it :-P

That being said, I have a question, and it's one that's been on my mind since all the media coverage on Jon and Kate's divorce began this year. I know the term "sheeple" has been given to the hardcore Kate fans --especially the one whose name I dare not speak much less type..she's like Beetlejuice, say it three times and she'd appear!-- but can the term also apply to the hardcore Jon fans that seem to condone and make excuses for his actions? I think it should..over the last few months I've read on different sites where people want to be "just like Jon", how if they were married to Kate they'd cheat too, that if Jon were ordered to pay child support and alimony (if it's still called that), he should skip out on that, even read one day where somebody said that he should walk away from the kids altogether because of Kate. I have an equal loathing for both of those two morons..but is the public opinion of somebody like Kate so low that people would have those views because of it, and justify somebody being a deadbeat to their kids and just a overall slimeball? There's people I don't like in the world but I couldn't excuse taking their bitterness out on their kids just to spite an ex-spouse.

And for the record..I'm Team Neither One Of These Amoebas. Jon and Kate couldn't take care of a chia pet, let alone one child or eight. It's like I told my son's father one day..we're more grateful for our one child than what they are for their eight, because instead of looking at their kids as blessing, they seem them as cash cows and pawns. I feel sorry for those kids..they have the future Michael Lohan for a father, and the second coming of Mommie Dearest for a mother.

1momski said...

I am planning on watching Cake Boss Monday at 9:00. I know that TLC is evil, but I think it is strategic to watch the Gosselin replacement show so that it does not appear to TLC that they really should be desperate to get the Gosselin 8 back. I know that others have sworn off TLC and I am completely in "agreeance" with these reasons but I think at least short tern, I would like to see the ratings in this slot as high as possible. I do like Cake Boss although it is sure scripted and not much reality. Buddy does have talent at least and they seem like a close family. I just hope they don't start filming the kids as part of this. So what are the thoughts of others here about watching during this hour?

Elijah's Mama said...

TPoV said...
I know this is random.....but if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan? I personally met Jon a few weeks ago, and while talking to him, all I could do was agree with everything he said and I was truly enamored by his presence. All that I was planning on telling him, in a very polite way, went down the drain when I saw him. All of the old memories of Jon as dedicated, hardworking father stuck in my mind, and I completely forgot about all the bad that he has recently done. Do you think you would react the same?

11/27/2009 9:44 PM


To be honest, I don't think I'd want to meet either of them. Between my equal dislike of both Jon and Kate and my tendency to be a bit snarky and sarcastic when I want to be, it'd probably be enough to offend them both. They're not worth the attention or the time wasted, IMHO.

Moo said...

Finally, the worst of all, that you humiliated their father through all the seasons, and in the end, you said nasty nasty things about him for everyone to hear. You laugh with the camera people about him.
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We don't know the true story behind J and K separation.We dont know how J treated K off camera.

But Kate's behaviour was just down right nasty before and after the separation.

I hated when she would be rude/yell at Jon and then look at the camera/crew to roll her eyes and laugh at him.

They were probably encouraging her to do so- TLC people said the interaction between the two was one of the selling factors of the show. Poor Jon being made a fool of in your own house in front of your kids.

konGOaway said...

I think it was really wrong on Jon's part to give us his right to the holiday arrangement where he gets to see his children and share the day with Kate. She was wrong to ask him not to come by when the children are going through such a confusing time with the divorce. Why would he listen to her? It would be quite easy for her to mention that daddy is in Utah snowboarding and won't be here today - when in fact she could easily leave out the one detail that she asked him not to be there.
Jon, Jon, Jon - be there for your children. Holidays should be spent with your children. Why on earth would you allow Kate that window to make it appear to the children that you had other things to do.

Bucky said...

Melissa said...
I have a serious issue with Kate saying her kids deserve to have life handed to them on a silver platter. IMO no child deserves that. How about teaching then about life. How to get along with others, how to work for a living and earn the things that you have.
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Melissa, I think she said golden platter. I agree with you. Making he kids feel like they are better than other will not help them in school and in the workplace.

I hope she can come keep this promise the day she has 8 cranky teenagers demanding everything on a golden platter.

This is scary though as neither parent has a job.

Moo said...

It has been my opinion all along that the paps were on TLC pay roll. Now that TLC is no longer paying the Gs, their interest is over. Hopefully, the interest will go away completely. How nice!
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Ive never doubted this.
I always believed TLC/Kate were in contact with them.

One day the kids will learn that mommy could not find her keys after gymnastics becasue she WANTED the papes to take pictures.

That mommy ( never mind her anger ) really wanted her picture taken.

That the picnics on the front lawns were because the paps had to get daily pictures.

SmileandNod said...

" Nancy said...
Wow interesting question. I don't do the fan thing with anyone. It's just not my personality. But I wouldn't be rude to them either. Why should they care what I think of them? I'm sure they do not."

Amen to that Nancy !

Nor should they care.

Not a fan of either said...

I'm curious. What do you guys think of Gina and Steve spending Thanksgiving at the compound with Kate and the children? Does this give validity to her statement that they are her best friends or is Gina the most delusional woman on earth? Personally, I do not think I'd want my husband around a woman like Kate as much as Steve has been around her. I'm not the jealous type, I just think I might resent it but then Gina must not see Kate as a threat. She definitely does not see her as a liar and manipulator the way I do. There are lots of reasons for a spouse to spend a lot of time away from home because of their jobs, but it seems his biggest reason for being away from his family so much is money. Was Kate the biggest paying job he could get? Of course, money is important. On the other hand, I've always believed too that where there is smoke there is fire. I don't know. I could be completely wrong.

Kelly L. said...

Nancy said...
Wow interesting question. I don't do the fan thing with anyone. It's just not my personality. But I wouldn't be rude to them either. Why should they care what I think of them? I'm sure they do not.

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I've never met a celebrity, but I've seen a few and have never felt compelled to talk to them, just because I figure they don't want to be approached by fans. It's my nature to be polite, so I think that if I were introduced to J&K (as opposed to seeing them randomly on the street, in which case I'd ignore them), I'd be nice, even though I can't stand Kate and don't think highly of Jon, either.

Minka's tail said...

I saw one of the Yankees in Target two weeks ago. I'm 100% certain it was him. He did not have a body guard or anybody helping him carry anything, although he is a lot bigger than Kate, of course. He was looking at connecting wires for electronic devices, I think.

I didn't say anything to him, but just let him look at his wires in peace. He looked worried when I made eye contact with him, that I'd bother him or ask for an autograph, so I didn't. Maybe I'll write to him some day.

I would not tell either Jon or Kate off in public. That's tacky. I would ignore her and maybe give him a word of encouragement. If I had to speak to her, I would tell her the kids are beautiful.

if only said...

If I bumped into Kate at Target, I'd say, "Excuse me, mister, can you move your cart so I can get by?" When she whips her pinhead around and glares, I'd say, " Never mind, sir, I'll go around you.".

For the Moment? said...

Once I heard the story about the 5hour drive in the limo with a divider, where they could have easily hopped on a commuter plane and Kate went in there and stayed about 2 minutes and they had a long ride in the back of a limo with a divider, any woman who would let her husband be put in such a position with someone who dresses as provocatively as Kate (0r not) would be asking for trouble. Maybe they have an open marriage since he travels so much and makes so much money. Many do in that position.

readerlady said...

Interesting question. I'm not sure I'd want to meet either of them, but I'd be more inclined to go the other direction if I saw one of them coming toward me. I tend to be non-confrontational, and I'm afraid I'd want to take a poke at them, especially Khate. Because of a job I had when I was younger, I've had the opportunity to meet a number of celebrities. The biggest stars I ever met were Katharine Hepburn and Vincent Price. He was very gracious, down to earth and friendly. She was blunt, brusque and very direct, but gracious, nonetheless. Khate couldn't be any of the above if her life depended upon it.

BH said...

I think that I would instantly fire up if I met Kate unless her kids were present. If the kids were with her or even one child, I would totally ignore her or give her the evil eye.

Jon, TPoV, I would probably do just what you did unless he brought up something I thought was just so wrong, exploiting the kids, making money from your children (and you know he wouldn't do that) I would probably be pleasant to him, too.

Geri said...

Not to change the subject or anything, but there is a marathon of Raising Sextuplets on today and man what a difference these parents are to Jon and Kate. Like night and day. And no bibs and their cribs don't match! GASP!

TPoV said...

Thank you all for your comments..I find it very interesting reading them.

For the Moment? said...
TPoV....When you met Jon did you feel that he had star power? Did he come across differently in person than he does on TV?

He did come across different than how he is on TV. Not only was he walking with a "posse" (managers, lawyers, assistants, random people who I have never seen) but he had three escalates waiting for him. Though in many ways he came across as the “old” Jon. I was surprised that he came over to me and we held a pretty good conversation. Despite the craziness that surrounded him, he did seem to resemble the old Jon from the past seasons. He thanked me for everything I said and refusing to come when his posse was calling him. He also raved about his kids, and seemed like a very devoted father. Kate should have been there, it was definitely as close as he will ever get to becoming the “old Jon” that she speaks of.

WalkinAway! said...

TPoV: I would walk in theother direction if I ever saw either one of them, thereby avoiding interaction. NO interest in speaking with either of these vapid dolts. In fact, IGNORING Khate (think of her stomping thru that big toy store in NYC, what's its name?) is what would bug her MOST, as she MUST be noticed at all times! (although she herself "doesn't notice other people " in public--her own words)

IfOnlyIndeed said...

"If Only"---
Frickin' Hilarious! "MIster!" LOL
LOL
She is such a linebacker

nanasez said...

Well, I certainly wouldn't be enamoured with either Jon or Kate if I met them. I'd probably not say much, and would move on quickly. They both pretty much disgust me at this point, and since I'd have nothing that could be appropriately said to someone I don't know personally, I'd just move on.

she is evil said...

Sosugary hasn't been updated since 11/23. Could be because the owner is home with family for Thanksgiving. But I wonder if perhaps she is a bit put off by the frosty attacks she received from some of the posters here. Wouldn't blame her if she's a bit pissed off. Well, sosugary babe (I am assuming you are female; if not, sorry for assuming wrong), I for one enjoy your site and hope you keep those pics coming. It's a nice way to keep up with those nutty gosselins without lining tlc's or rol's pockets. Come back. And happy thanksgiving to you.

my9cats said...

When my late husband traveled he frequently flew out from MacArthur Airport, Islip, LI to Philly.
On several flights Billy Joel was a passenger. These were prop planes and smaller regional jets with no first class. My husband said Billy Joel was very pleasant, nodding hello to fellow passengers, stuffed his own bag in the overhead, and settled in. No bodyguard and no fuss. The passengers respected his privacy and did not intrude. When the plane landed, he said goodbye and went on to conduct his business. A rich famous man, but a regular guy at heart.

Miss said...

Yeah Kate said in the trip to Carolina that she couldn't hop into the back of the jeep because she had a skirt on and yet she leaped into the hot air balloon with even a shorter skirt and heels.

She cries and says that she is a single mom and yet she says that Jon isnt going at it alone because he has help...The same help that Kate has. LIES LIES and more LIES

Kat said...

As far as Steve and Gina and Thanksgiving - have you ever heard the saying "Keep your friends close...and your enemies closer?" Maybe Gina is doing just that. On the other hand, I don't ever see Kate and Steve together, at least publicly. Right now, if they are having an affair, she has the best of both worlds - someone to nookie with when she wants to, but also someone who is on her payroll and can be ordered around at will. If they were to actually marry, she would have to share the wealth, and we all know Kate likes to have it all.

One more thing - how sad is it when the only people you have to invite to your house for Thanksgiving are your "bodyguard" and his wife? I didn't hear any mention of that devoted and loving camera crew being anywhere near the house. Guess when the lights went off, they weren't quite the "best friends" Kate had imagined.

can't stand her said...

My 13 year old daughter turned me onto Cake Boss.. Lay in bed in a thanksgiving coma and watched the marathon with her. Enjoyed it plenty. Even though there's obvious scripting and product placement, and kids pop on camera now and again, the focus of this show is those cakes. These are talented people who will do fine with or without the cameras. No one gets hurt. The sterotypic Italian banter is hilarious and unlike that of the Gosselins', is affectionate. There's always hugs and gentle slaps on the shoulder afterwards. We never delve into the bakers' private lives, never see anyone on the potty, crying, or fighting in a serious manner. So, as much as tlc has irritated me with their support of Kate, I don't have a big problem enjoying Cake Boss. Maybe they'll have more shows featuring people with talent, who are hard working, and less of the freaky families willing to expose all for the masses

mad said...

I just saw one of those St Judes ads and I thought about the Gosselin's St Judes episode. Many of us were upset with it.

I can understand that "the show/TLC" with K-mart "made" them go to the store to pick out the gifts kmart was sponsering.

I can understand the pretend wrapping even though we learned that the toys are left unwrapped so parents can "shop" for their kids.

I understand why she gave out her books and dvds. It was a meet and greet the stars of a show for the patients.

But what really shows Katie's character is the youtube clip. She and Jon are being escorted through the hall by a young lady/survivor.

Kate walks at an incredible speed and totally ignores the young lady who is speaking about st judes.
Katie has an air of I am so much more important than you.

It is uncomfortable to watch.

This was not editing or scripting.

Katie Irene is just an ugly person on the inside.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

If only said....

Great post! I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while alone at the computer!

hippie chick said...

TPoV said...
I know this is random.....but if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan? I personally met Jon a few weeks ago, and while talking to him, all I could do was agree with everything he said and I was truly enamored by his presence. All that I was planning on telling him, in a very polite way, went down the drain when I saw him. All of the old memories of Jon as dedicated, hardworking father stuck in my mind, and I completely forgot about all the bad that he has recently done. Do you think you would react the same?
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~Oh, absolutely. I would love to put Kate in her place, but I don't think anyone would be able to get past her bodyguards. Someone NEEDS to tell her off!
I honestly think it would be easy to tell Kate the things that need to be said to her. And I think that these interviewers have to stop asking the pre-approved questions and ask her what is on everyone's minds! For example: Why the hell are you so selfish? Why do you think you are a celebrity? (come on, not even movie stars act as entitled as she) and ask that!
Oh, yes, I would totally tell her off. Everyone all around me know, I am honest and not shy. :o)

Janice in NC said...

I would not lower myself to kHATE's ranting and raving, but, yes, I would tell Jon and kHATE exactly how i feel about them. I would ask them if they're proud of ruining the live of 8 innocent kids. Are they happy they chose money over family. I could go on and on....

kaylee said...

if only said...
If I bumped into Kate at Target, I'd say, "Excuse me, mister, can you move your cart so I can get by?" When she whips her pinhead around and glares, I'd say, " Never mind, sir, I'll go around you.".
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I almost spit my hot chocolate all over my computer!! That was hilarious, the mister/sir and the pinhead comment= best part of my night, thank you!

GoPoshGo said...

if only said...
If I bumped into Kate at Target, I'd say, "Excuse me, mister, can you move your cart so I can get by?" When she whips her pinhead around and glares, I'd say, " Never mind, sir, I'll go around you.".

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BWWWWHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Thanks for making me spit up all over my laptop.

Oh, I'll be giggling all night over this post. Thank you.

Babsie said...

Babsie Said....
As far as Kate and her organic show is concerned I feel sad for the people who are really serious about organic food and have this fool represent them. I don't care if Kate is on television or not. Sadly the best thing that TLC can do for the 8 is to send mommy packing. Living with someone who resents the duties that come with motherhood is as emotionally distructive as evading your life with TV cameras, maybe even worse. This is a mother who believes filming her children traveling around the country is more important than kissing and tucking them in their beds at night. Even if they try to sneak the kids back into the picture, Kate doesn't exude that motherly touch. In reality she acts more like an older(much older) sister who siblings have been foisted on her by her PARENTS (tlc). Unless it was a part of her contract, I think Kate would be more opposed to have the kids on the show, then Jon. Not for their benifit, but because she is unwilling to share the spotlight.

Midnight Serenade said...

"My husband said Billy Joel was very pleasant, nodding hello to fellow passengers, stuffed his own bag in the overhead, and settled in. No bodyguard and no fuss. The passengers respected his privacy and did not intrude. When the plane landed, he said goodbye and went on to conduct his business. A rich famous man, but a regular guy at heart."
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I've met him on several occasions, and you're right -- he's a regular guy at heart...totally unassuming and down to earth. I've seen him interact with fans, never complaining about signing autographs or posing for pictures. Thanks for sharing. Kate has much to learn about graciousness and manners.

NoUse4Kate said...

LOL, this post is rather ironic. On the way home from church tonight my daughter was talking to my son about what the pastor talked about. (they are having an ongoing series about love and using I Cor. 13 as the guide) Anyway, he asked her, what if you really, really don't like that person, do you have to be nice to them and love them when you see them? DD's response was, "It's like this, you know mom doesn't like Kate Gosselin, but if she ran into her at the store, it would be the right thing to be polite to her. If she needed help, the right thing to do is to be loving and help her, but she definitely doesn't have to hang out with her and be friends." I cracked up when she said that.

So, I guess my answer should be and actually it is what I would do, I would be courteous but in no way would I encourage her behavior.

emmasmommy said...

Is it true that the G's will not get any sort of royalties from the DVD sales and re-runs?

If that is indeed true I bet Jon and Kate must feel like crap everyday.

Macy said...

So, Kate Gosselin, anytime you want to sit and tell us that you could NEVER, EVER raise all those kids on a nurse's salary, you should really think about speaking to Kenny and Bobbi McCoughey
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Becky Dilley left her barely crawling/walking babies and went back to work as a nurse.

She could earn a hight salary working part time than her husband (at that time), so he was the stay at home dad.

****Amy**** said...

"I have a serious issue with Kate saying her kids deserve to have life handed to them on a silver platter. IMO no child deserves that."

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I agree with you on that one, Melissa. Completely. What's also funny is that Kate says her kids deserve life on a golden platter, AND YET...she can't even manage to give her 3-year-old son a comfortable bed to sleep in when he is sick with the stomach flu and puking. All she could worry about was the ruined bedding that she probably had replaced the next day, anyway (by someone other than herself, that is). In Miss Kate's eyes, then, a golden platter comes in the form of a laundry room floor with the door shut so she doesn't even have to bother looking at the "vomitous boy", let alone watch him while he's throwing up.

Jane in California said...

Kate Gosselin was an exploitive producers' and shameless promoters' dream. There was no product she wasn't willing to shill on the show, if it paid money. No qualms, no question of "is this something I really think is good for my children?", none of those pesky moral dilemmas that the rest of us would face. If there was money to be made, Kate's answer was "bring it on."

For a while, I kept trying to figure out why TLC was hanging on to Kate with such determination - trying to paint her as the strong, feisty mom and Jon as the weak, lazy and ultimately cheating dirtbag. Even in the face of mounting criticism against Kate, TLC circled the wagons and continued blatantly promoting her, making plans for "Kate Plus 8", etc. Why, why, why? when the ratings were going down and the press was so uniformly negative?

The answer, of course, was staring us all in the face. Advertisers love a person like Kate Gosselin. Someone who will allow any sort of product placement in her home, without hesitation. There are sell outs, and then there is someone like Kate Gosselin, who is in a class of her own. She will drag her kids anywhere, make them wear anything, allow them being filmed doing anything, all in the name of the almighty advertising dollar. TLC and its advertisers found a soulmate (or maybe I should say a soulless-mate) in Kate. I am sure they are mourning the loss of her usefulness to them.

gobblegobble said...

but the Gosselin tups happened to be born in an era where supersized families are becoming a popular draw in terms of "television entertainment". The McCougheys were lucky in that they had their kids more than a decade ago,

The draw of 'reality tv' today isnt just limited to that of 'super size' families. Depsite having been approached by MANY media outlets, the parents of conjoined female twins limit their appearances to that of periodic 'documentary' type updates. Unlike Kate Gosselin, who feels she has an 'obligation' to her 'fans' to keep her children in the entertainment spotlight, the mother of the conjoined female twins says that it is not her, or her children's RESPONSIBILITY OR OBLIGATION to 'entertain' or 'inform' society on the day to day goings on of her children's lives.

Carezee said...

What happened to Kate's bestest friend? I haven't seen any pictures of her and her son around in quite sometime.

Also if ROL isn't showing how biased they are. They talk about poor Kate and then refer to Jon as her "screwball ex". Plus how many times did they refer to the "stunning bikini" photos. I gag everytime I read anything on that site. I can't read the comments either. It always seems to be the same people on there arguing with anyone that doesn't agree with them.

Just some observations.

jayley said...

carezee----tlc quit paying her perhaps?

Brummygirl said...

TPoV said...
I know this is random.....but if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan?
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In my former working life across the pond, I met quite a few quote *celebrities* who were worthy of the name, both stage and screen and motor racing.
Neither Jon nor Kate would impress me one jot.
It would however, be fun to say to Kate "Ahhh, you know who I am, thank you for waiting to meet me!!"
Nope...would not waste my breath on either.

OverTheRainbow said...

I know this issue has been brought up before...but why does Kate need a bodyguard in PA? I have personally seen stars such as JLO walk down Rodeo Drive w/o security! I just think it is funny that she needs a bodyguard to accompany her to Target somewhere in rural Pennsylvania.

Kat said...

Y'know, since Kate is SOOOO into organic and all that, it occurs to me that with 20 acres, they probably have room for THEIR OWN ORGANIC GARDEN!!! Of course, that would involve bugs, dirt and actual physical labor, but I'm sure Kate could figure out how to get someone else to do all the work. Just think, the kids could have all the vegetables they could eat, and it would barely cost anything. A few chickens (they could use those stupid Crooked Houses for chicken coops) and they could have eggs as well.

Moo said...

OverTheRainbow said...
I know this issue has been brought up before...but why does Kate need a bodyguard in PA? I have personally seen stars such as JLO walk down Rodeo Drive w/o security! I just think it is funny that she needs a bodyguard to accompany her to Target somewhere in rural Pennsylvania.
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Thank you for my morning laugh!!

Moo said...

like Kate Gosselin, who is in a class of her own. She will drag her kids anywhere, make them wear anything, allow them being filmed doing anything, all in the name of the almighty advertising dollar.
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Good post!
Remember the Jon alone in Utah interview where he says says there are only 16 other tup sets in the USA and "you learn about marketabiltiy"

I think the number marketability feature of the gosselin tups were the fact their parents were very willing to alow them to be filmed all the time! ie exploit them.

Moo said...

Also if ROL isn't showing how biased they are. They talk about poor Kate and then refer to Jon as her "screwball ex". Plus how many times did they refer to the "stunning bikini" photos.
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I would not describe her body as stunning.

Things must have been pretty bad for Katie to have to take off her clothes, wear a swim suit all in the name to keep the buzz about her up.

JFS in IL said...

If nothing else, Kate (and to a far lesser extent Jon's) parenting "skills" have served as a lesson to our own kids on how NOT to be a parent. My two girls, 13 and 15 now, loved to watch the cute little kids - they also discussed with me what mistakes Kate was making in how she treated her kids and husband. Once in a blue moon one of the girls will even comment to me "Mom, you are doing a Kate", calling me something I am doing (oops).
We have also discussed how awful for those little kids to be filmed - even as we kept watching them!

Carrin said...

OverTheRainbow said...
I know this issue has been brought up before...but why does Kate need a bodyguard in PA? I have personally seen stars such as JLO walk down Rodeo Drive w/o security! I just think it is funny that she needs a bodyguard to accompany her to Target somewhere in rural Pennsylvania.

11/28/2009 10:13 PM
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She once said herself, it is to protect her from her fans.

Most of her fans aspire to be like her, and that could be very dangerous.

Even Kate knows how dangerous fans can be.

Tami said...

We just got back from staying with my in-laws for Thanksgiving. My IL's are the kind of people I would think would be sheeple. I won't describe how they are because someone will probably be offended if that is their description as well. They are nuts about some TLC shows, especially Little Couple. But when commmercials for J&K came on all my MIL said was, "I think they exploit their kids". : )

(she did love Hate's hairstyle though)

Tami said...

"I have a serious issue with Kate saying her kids deserve to have life handed to them on a silver platter. IMO no child deserves that."

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I agree with you on that one, Melissa. Completely. What's also funny is that Kate says her kids deserve life on a golden platter, AND YET...she can't even manage to give her 3-year-old son a comfortable bed to sleep in when he is sick with the stomach flu and puking. All she could worry about was the ruined bedding that she probably had replaced the next day, anyway (by someone other than herself, that is). In Miss Kate's eyes, then, a golden platter comes in the form of a laundry room floor with the door shut so she doesn't even have to bother looking at the "vomitous boy", let alone watch him while he's throwing up.

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They deserve the silver platter according to her, but they do NOT deserve water when they are thirsty, enough food to fill them up, attention when they are beating each other, to be read books, the time of day when she on her cell phone, the money that THEY earned that she is wasting, etc, etc. They must get a job to support themselves and buy a car when they are older even though they have been working since birth.

just yuck said...

Was it just me, or was anyone else's first reaction to Kate and her Frankenbelly in a bikini, "Ewwwwww."? Yeah, she was skinny, for her, and spraytanned, but she looked deformed and soooooo fake. It was obvious those pics were planned months ahead of time. Kate had to get lipo and a boob job and recover from them, get spraytanned and buy all those tacky bikinis. Who goes to the beach in full make-up, blown out hair and refuses to get one drop of water or one grain of sand on themselves? She looked so desperate as she paraded those poor kids around, who probably thought that mom was spending time with them, when all along she was looking out of the corner or her eye to make sure the paps got their shots? She clearly had dieted herself down (remember the tsp of ice cream?) and has since returned to her previous cankled, tree trunk legged self.I guess this is a long winded way of saying that I did not find the bikini photos stunning. Rather they were laughable, obviously staged, sad for the kids, and showed us innocent grocery shopppers the scarred nastiness that is Kate. Thank god she's chunky again. At least she's covering up a little more

Hope for Jon said...

Not a Fan of Either said: "What do you guys think of Gina and Steve spending Thanksgiving at the compound with Kate and the children? Does this give validity to her statement that they are her best friends or is Gina the most delusional woman on earth?"

I've always wondered if they don't feel sorry for her. She's been a lucrative client, of course. But I wonder if pity also plays a part.

Maude said...

BM posted on her website: "I promised my kids I would also decorate the tree on Sunday..so you can see why I want nothing more than to hide under the covers and perhaps sneak in a blog or two".

Looks like BM enjoys spending quality time with her kids as much as Kate does.

NoUse4Kate said...

"BM posted on her website: "I promised my kids I would also decorate the tree on Sunday..so you can see why I want nothing more than to hide under the covers and perhaps sneak in a blog or two"."


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Gee whiz, what a lousy thing to say. She really said that? Kids are a pleasure not a burden, at least that is the way I view mine. My daughter is 15 now, my son 10 and that time flies...enjoy it BM, it's a time in your life that you can never have back and is so special.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

does anyone know if The Lying Channel is plannning on stopping the repeats of the show too ?

Midnight Serenade said...

Apparently the divorce is to be finalized by December 31 -- great New Year's Eve present! For those who think this is a hoax...any predictions about when the divorce will be undone and the wedding will take place, and where? Korea, maybe...and when will the new season of J&K Plus Eight begin?

TLC's sosugary said...

she is evil said...
Sosugary hasn't been updated since 11/23. Could be because the owner is home with family for Thanksgiving.
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Perhaps this is because the author is (was) on TLC's payroll, and the show is over now. That's my bet.

she is evil said...

I've also wondered if the Neilds feel sorry for Kate. Steve has been PAID to "protect" Kate for 2 years at the most, right? And in that time, he and his wife have become her closest (and only) friends. Bottom line, Steve's job seems to be to keep Kate safe (ooookaaayyyy...), happy, and in line. No doubt he has specific orders from TLC. He must find her megalomania, diva demands, and provocative dress a chore. But the paycheck was great, and if he knows he's behaved professionally, then he can continue to "guard" her with a clear conscience. I'm sure he considers the Kate gig pretty sweet; steady work, big money, no real danger except from Kates paranoia, and if he likes the notoriety, well there you go. I've always felt the main attraction of Steve to Kate is that he makes her look and feel good. She must love than anyone would think this hunky guy could possibly find the ol' linebacker attractive, even if it's not so. She must looove that he has been a bodyguard to really important heads of state and celebrities in the past. Somehow, this must elevate her importance in her own pea brain. I doubt that Steve has crossed the line with her. This would spell professional disaster and she/he is, after all, Kate. Blech.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Perhaps this is because the author is (was) on TLC's payroll, and the show is over now. That's my bet.

I'd take that bet. There are too many "exclusive" pictures on that site for it to be other than a TLC paid site.

she is evil said...

TLC's sosugary: hmmmm, very intriguing thought. Time will tell, I guess

Shuddersome Kate said...

Just Yuck ~ LOLOLOL at your post. Sometimes yucking it up about the revolting Kate is good for the soul.

MickeyMcKean said...

".....if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan?"

I, like others here, have had several encounters with "A" list celebrities - actors, singers, production people, as well as stunt men and women.

I don't consider Jon nor Kate true "celebrities". Yes, they are known but only because they had a set of sextuplets which they marketed and got a reality TV show. They still would be relatively unknown if it was not that rumors were coming out of their hometown from people that they scammed ... now they are going through a very public and nasty divorce.

If I were to run into Kate at Target, I would ignore her simply because I do not have any respect for her whatsoever based upon her own actions which I have seen for myself on TV.

If I were to meet Jon at Target, I don't know. I felt sorry for the guy because he was married to Kate and now that he is being David and going up against Goliath aka TLC, I'm sure I would say hello. But then again even if I cut him a lot of slack for going wild, he was still old enough to know better so he brought this all on himself too. I wish him well in his upcoming lawsuits especially since Kate enjoys throwing him under the bus.

If I were to run into Jon and Kate together at Target, knowing now that they chose to market/live off their own kids, and with the recent release of an audio tape where Jon acknowledged that he [they] exposed their children to every pedophile, I might say something to them about child exploitation and/or exposing their own children to dangerous individuals. See, it would be one thing to do the show for the money when they were broke, but to continue to do it for the money because they like living a certain lifestyle is wrong in my opinion [do you hear me Kate and TLC?].

Now had I been passing the lemonade stand, I would have stopped and contributed to the money jar for the firestation. To actually see the tups in person would have been a treat for me but at the same time I know I would NEVER pay either Jon or Kate for a photo of the one or all of the kids.

What I am saying is that I consider the +8 the true celebrities of the show, not the parents. Especially Kate who IMO seems to think of the kids as mere props. Just like the dogs.

For the Moment? said...

I don't think so So Sugary has anything to do with TLC. I took a look at some fine print that I had never noticed before and pulled up the magazine articles and covers and one of them was a cover of Kate spanking Leah and in that article was also a story about Kate telling Mady she was going to get a spaking when she got home...I think that might be the one where she asked for water and told Kate she was mean. I hadn't seen or heard that before...spanking a 9 yo...seems cruel and unusual to me. Why not just take something away, a privilege? That is what I think most parents would do. I guess that is too much trouble for Kate. I was appalled to realize now that she spanks all of the children including the twins on a regular basis.

I So Sugary was in with TLC they would not have such an article available. I miss the site and hope it starts to update soon. There may just not be anything to update with. No pics of Jon in Utah. I think Hailey is lying and is trying to cause trouble for Jon. She is very teenagerish.

Becki said...

Maude said...
BM posted on her website: "I promised my kids I would also decorate the tree on Sunday..so you can see why I want nothing more than to hide under the covers and perhaps sneak in a blog or two".

Looks like BM enjoys spending quality time with her kids as much as Kate does.
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Are you sure BM and katie are not the same person. LOL

Moo said...

See, it would be one thing to do the show for the money when they were broke, but to continue to do it for the money because they like living a certain lifestyle is wrong in my opinion [do you hear me Kate and TLC?].
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Well said.
This is exactly what they are doing. As Katie has said - there is no turning back.

jibberjabbers said...

My kids deserves life served to them on a golden platter....

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I think she wants her life to be served on a "golden platter"...

She's just throwing her kids out there as a distraction while she rolls around in the cash her kids are bringing in.

Kids are 5 and 9... They still eat off prison trays.

Baby said...

Was it just me, or was anyone else's first reaction to Kate and her Frankenbelly in a bikini, "Ewwwwww."? Yeah, she was skinny, for her, and spraytanned, but she looked deformed and soooooo fake. It was obvious those pics were planned months ahead of time.
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Um, yeah!
It was obviously posed and fake
I thought she was wierd shaped

I smell said...

TLC's sosugary said...
she is evil said...
Sosugary hasn't been updated since 11/23. Could be because the owner is home with family for Thanksgiving.
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Perhaps this is because the author is (was) on TLC's payroll, and the show is over now. That's my bet.
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That is my bet too.
Long before the gymnastics episdoe aired, this site had pics of the kids in the gym with the filming cameras.

Also on the twins Bday, M and C came off the bus holding shopping bags. This site had pics of the inside of the bags.

enoughalready said...

I am not a fan of either. However, if either crossed my path, I would show sheer disinterest and nonchalance at her presence and if she bothered me and created a scene I would not hesitate to be the first to complain to the Management,tabloids then the police if it got that bad. Even though the show ended it doesnt mean my disgust for that woman ends. I still believe she is on the TLC payroll (including this day) and for a long long time more.
The lien created on the house I believe was intentional by her for nto paying the bills because it reminded her of her old days when she had to beg for money and she hates that because she is a very wealthy woman now and any connection to the old house is sheer disgust to her. Also, wasnt that house purchased with part of JOns father's money - oh well - still any connection to the old life by her is to be discarded.

OTOH - I think what Jon did in stopping the show was very commendable - he did it at the risk of TLC's wrath and his own potential income. I would like to tell him that if I ever met him. I do wish he would stop being seen with that stupid looking cigarrette in his mouth, hands, etc. We all know Obama is a chain smoker but do we see him in pictures with a ciggie in his hand - no. its called PR - Jon - i hope you get it. The image is very bad and someone should tell him. There are so many images which we are seeing of JOn which is not at all positive for him. He should know that images tell a thousand words.

I hope I will get the chance to tell John I hate it when the media writes and says horrid things about him - for eg - the picture of the turkey with JOn's face - that is so rude. I would think his ex-wife's face would be more appropriate on the turkey.

Finally - I wish I can say that we will not hear any more about Khate G. But are we that lucky - no- there will be more media blitz on her as her new show comes underway. They only way we can get rid of her is to stop watching her shows altogether. TLC and ROL can only do so much in paying people to "humor" her. I believe the day she becomes history is when she is commercially non-profitable and it takes too much to keep paying the tabloids, the press, the PR team, etc to keep her in the news.

Chris said...

TPoV said...
I know this is random.....but if you had a chance to meet Jon or Kate in person, would you express your true feeling to them or would you appear as an overzealous fan?
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I'm not sure how I would act.

On Thursday I attended a church other than the one I usually attend. I found myself sharing a pew with a well known actor. At the close of the service I turned to him and said "Lovely service wasn't it Mr. X". If I found myself in the same circumstance with either Jon or Kate could I be as gracious? I don't know.

Katecansuckit said...

my9cats said...
When my late husband traveled he frequently flew out from MacArthur Airport, Islip, LI to Philly.
On several flights Billy Joel was a passenger. These were prop planes and smaller regional jets with no first class. My husband said Billy Joel was very pleasant, nodding hello to fellow passengers, stuffed his own bag in the overhead, and settled in. No bodyguard and no fuss. The passengers respected his privacy and did not intrude. When the plane landed, he said goodbye and went on to conduct his business. A rich famous man, but a regular guy at heart.
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I nannied on Long Island in 2001 and ate next to Billy Joel at an outdoor seafood restaurant near Oyster Bay. He was so relaxed, friendly and was just hanging with his friends. He heard me talking to my employers and asked me where I was from. When I told him Iowa he said I should call him up when I was engaged and he would play at my wedding. I got married in 2006 and of course, Billy wasn't there, but my point is this== he is TALENTED, famous and rich as all hell and a genuine guy. No muss no fuss. Kate can suck it.

are you lonely tonite? said...

OK, sosugary isn't updating. Maybe they're affiliated with tlc, maybe not. Wonder if the gosselins have ANY paparazzi following them around anymore? Or were all those horrible p-people on the tlc payroll? Kate must be DYING if the paps aren't there to hound her.

Pattilynn said...

O.k. I watched part of the finale... I listened to the end song and it was an eye opener imho... I feel the Gosselins will take it as a postive but what do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK6WRwxCsas&feature=related

goawayfools said...

Someone on Z's site referred to Kate as behaving like a lion tamer with her kids. Perfect. She makes sure they're fed and clean and cared for, though not by herself. She treats them with a distanced affection that can be turned off as soon as the performance is over. Her shows of affection are nonintimate touslings of their manes and the occasional kiss on top of the head. She keeps them at bay with harsh words, cold glares and outstretched arms rather than a chair. If they misbehave or get on her nerves or if she's just in a bitchy mood, she yells, screams, or hits them rather than use a whip. And she makes sure that they are intimidated enough not to act up, ask for what they really want, or complain when they have to perform, even if it's the last thing they want to do. And when the performance is over, she takes a bow and all the credit for entertaining the crowd.

Betty said...

Thanks for the song, Pattilynn. I've had a feeling for years that many at TLC could not stand Kate and stuck it to her in many subtle ways. I think this is another one.

Miss said...

goawayfools what you said was a PERFECT description of Kate to a T

Can't stand her said...

The closing song..."it's your life. What you gonna do? The world is watching you ". Wow. Wonder if the song was written especially for JK8. Yeah, it's your life. It's a crazy life. Look what you did.

Tess said...

jibberjabbers said:

I think she wants her life to be served on a "golden platter"...

She's just throwing her kids out there as a distraction while she rolls around in the cash her kids are bringing in.

Kids are 5 and 9... They still eat off prison trays.
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Bingo!

Can't See Sheep said...

Becki said...

Maude said...
BM posted on her website: "I promised my kids I would also decorate the tree on Sunday..so you can see why I want nothing more than to hide under the covers and perhaps sneak in a blog or two".

Looks like BM enjoys spending quality time with her kids as much as Kate does.
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Are you sure BM and katie are not the same person. LOL
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Makes you wonder sometimes doesn't it.

If you think about your children like this, why on earth did you have them in the first place! Yes, I know sometimes kids tire you right out, but this doesn't sound like one of those times. The kids will understand that they're thought of in this way. Children are not to be treated like a chore. It's far from being the same as doing dishes or cleaning the oven.

Can't See Sheep said...

Moo said...

See, it would be one thing to do the show for the money when they were broke, but to continue to do it for the money because they like living a certain lifestyle is wrong in my opinion [do you hear me Kate and TLC?].
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Well said.
This is exactly what they are doing. As Katie has said - there is no turning back.
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You can't cross back over bridges that you've burnt to the ground.

BarbMae said...

I would not want to meet either of them. The children, yes. Parents no.

Tlc lied yet again... said...

In reference to your post, So Sugary is back up and with many pictures that have not been published on the gossip sites, I feel that it is defintely an insider who runs so sugary if not the gosselins themselves. Also, did anyone whose viewed so sugary notice that the gymnastics footage was shot in late September the 28th I believe and that the wagon ride/dairy farm was shot on September 3. This means Kate and Tlc lied again. She made a big deal that was their last shoot, however the gymnastics episode was filmed weeks later. They lied again...who else is not surprised?

I smell said...
TLC's sosugary said...
she is evil said...
Sosugary hasn't been updated since 11/23. Could be because the owner is home with family for Thanksgiving.
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Perhaps this is because the author is (was) on TLC's payroll, and the show is over now. That's my bet.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

That is my bet too.
Long before the gymnastics episdoe aired, this site had pics of the kids in the gym with the filming cameras.

Also on the twins Bday, M and C came off the bus holding shopping bags. This site had pics of the inside of the bags.

11/29/2009 2:09 PM

PA Midstate Mommy said...

There's a recent video on Radaronline of Khate pulling into Dunkin' Donuts for a coffee, of course the P-People are there to capture the whole thing. There's a car in front of her, which pulls out, and you can see Khate waits until the cameraman gets close enough to shoot her, until she pulls up to the serving window. Hope he got your good side, Khate!

A lot has been said about her coffee drinking, and I'll say this, she's pretty much drinking warm milk and sweetener,with a splash of coffee. In her oh so charming way, she orders a large hot coffee with "lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of skim milk, and four Splenda." Why bother having coffee at all?

Shari said...

When someone lies so much they tend to forget which lies they've told...
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A true sign of a Narcissist. (Be prepared to be cut off immediately if you ever confront them with their lies.....but enjoy the peace & freedom that follows :)

Tami said...

A lot has been said about her coffee drinking, and I'll say this, she's pretty much drinking warm milk and sweetener,with a splash of coffee. In her oh so charming way, she orders a large hot coffee with "lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of skim milk, and four Splenda." Why bother having coffee at all?
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Why? Publicity! Think about it! First she obsessed over Starbucks. They probably turned her down on doing a campaign for them so she tries to get a DD one. Who would go somewhere every day like that unless they had issues? Target, etc, she is trying to get a sponsorship. Last year she had Kmart, toy companies, brown bag lunch thing, etc. This year nothing. She HAS to try to get corporate sponsors. She does not even like coffee probably. Pathetic. Oh, and she tried the same thing with the detergent campaign she wanted by going on and on about how it takes hours to get out stains on clothes.

So Sugary E-mail said...

I e-mailed the So Sugary site owner and asked her about the site closing. And this is what she told me.

"Thanks for asking. I'm still deciding what to do with the site, especially now that the Gosselins might be leaving the public eye. I've updated it again today with the most recent pics but not sure how long I'll keep going with it. Anyway, if I decide anything I'll probably post a message there saying what's happening.

Thanks again for your email, and sorry I don't have any firm answers."

So, I guess she isn't really sure about the site's future. I enjoyed Sugary while it lasted but I suppose its time to move on from the Gosselin's

SafetyTrain said...

Someday a random man will walk up to Kate when she's strutting around in her skirts and heels and ask how much she charges an hour.

For the Moment? said...

Baby said...
Was it just me, or was anyone else's first reaction to Kate and her Frankenbelly in a bikini,

I went and took another look at that bikini shot and she is built like a man...completely straight...no wonder she wanted what curves a boob job would give her.

For the Moment? said...

I am glad to see So Sugary is back up and running. Nice to see the kids happy and running free with their dad and Mady smiling and happy.

stay off my corner said...

Someday a random man will walk up to Kate when she's strutting around in her skirts and heels and ask how much she charges an hour.

she charges by the episode, remember?

Jen K said...

I also happen to have been acquaintances with one celebrity (you would all surely know this person) and also with people who work with them closely (a director). Just in my brief experience, but also from what I have heard from my friend who knows several celebrities, the actions of Jon and Kate and the way they perceive themselves is really quite the opposite of the way an A-list celebrity would act. Heck, even the B and C-list celebs have more dignity than the G's!

To give you an example: the celebrity acquaintance I know went to a bar with myself and several friends. This was several years ago and he was just shy of the legal drinking age. He was denied entrance to a bar in Los Angeles because of his age and he never tried the "don't you KNOW who I am?" schpeel at all. He was polite, courteous and waited outside until the manager came out where we were waiting and agreed to allow him in but X'ed his hand so he couldn't drink. He was polite and very appreciative and just the nicest guy.

To give you a contrasting story...when we got in the bar, that wretched Kato Kaelin was in the bar and acted like he owned the place. He was a total tool and it was so much like this Gosselin thing....he was a flash in the pan and acted like he was God, whereas my actual celebrity friend was normal and nice and expected no special treatment.

BTW, this was 1995, hence the appearance of Kato Kaelin...whatever happened to him, hello?! Oh, that's right....pseudo-celebrity oblivion where I hope the G's end up soon!

PA Woman said...

So Sugary E-mail said...
So, I guess she isn't really sure about the site's future. I enjoyed Sugary while it lasted but I suppose its time to move on from the Gosselins

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I'm not so sure about moving on. Someone should be keeping an eye on the family. Unfortunately, I don't think we can be the ones doing it. Think about it. Will Kate take out her anxiety about losing the show on the kids? Will Jon give in to the strong-arm of TLC and let the kids back on TV? Will Jon and Kate disappear persuing "fame" and leave these kids to a series of sitters? Will they ever get the counseling they need? I'm still worried about these kids.

CupCakes said...

Everyone please watch this hilarious TLC parody. I laughed until tears came. Pokes fun of all TLC shows.

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v47448_the-soup-tlc-mashup.html

Nancy said...

I hate to argue with a fellow poster but I go to Starbucks and get a latte every day. The exact same people are there with me in line every day too. Kate is not alone in that particular habit.

MickeyMcKean said...

Can't stand her said...
The closing song..."it's your life. What you gonna do? The world is watching you ". Wow. Wonder if the song was written especially for JK8. Yeah, it's your life. It's a crazy life. Look what you did.

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The song was on an album that was released in the summer of 2008 so no, it does not appear that the song was written especially for JK8.

Sissy said...

CupCakes said...
Everyone please watch this hilarious TLC parody. I laughed until tears came. Pokes fun of all TLC shows.

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v47448_the-soup-tlc-mashup.html

11/30/2009 12:58 PM
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Somebody smart, Please send this to Eileen O'Neill!! Hilarious!

silimom said...

A very interesting article regarding Jon and Kate:

http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5879:jon-a-kate-gosselin-novel-twists&catid=97:jon-and-kate-plus-8-2009&Itemid=93

kathryn said...

Khate, remember how you said EVERYONE wanted your hair and how THICK it was?? Really?? It looks pretty thin and greasy on ROL
And those shots of you in your too-small bikini on the beach? It's interesting how there were no pictures shown of your back side.
Hmmmmm.....
Yes, I'm being snarky. But you deserve it. Get over yourself. Do something worthwhile in your life for once. Humble yourself and start being a mom for a change. You might find you actually like it.

Can't See Sheep said...

PA Woman said...
I'm still worried about these kids.
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You're not the only one PA Woman, I'm worried about them to. I've expressed many times that I wouldn't trust kate as far as I could throw her. She's a nasty piece of work & exactly the kind of person that takes her frustration out on whoever is around. Especially if she does not get her show or it does not go well. I'm sorry she just isn't an engaging person, that's not meanness or spite, that's a fact. It's not something she's cut out to do. I too am worried about Jon back sliding & letting TLC in the door once more. TLC makes me think of the big bad wolf, huffing and puffing and threatening to blow people's family's apart.

Sarah said...

I did not see this discussed on this thread, but seriously can you believe Kate has been selected one of Babs Walters' 10 most fascinating people of the year? "Trainwreck" is not the same as "fascinating". Well maybe it is...

can't stand her said...

Katie, drink much? You look HUNG OVER in those sosugary pics. Yowza.

Who needs a key when you have a golf club said...

I just had a psychic vision that Kate is going to take it upon herself to contact Tiger Woods to give her support. After all, she knows what it's like to be falsely accused of adultery. And I'm sure she thinks they're talents are on the same "par". LOL

Joel McHale is my hero said...

CupCakes said...
Everyone please watch this hilarious TLC parody. I laughed until tears came. Pokes fun of all TLC shows.

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Oh I love it! Did I miss that clip on the Soup? My family all enjoyed the Jimmy Kimmel Gosselin Christmas video I showed on Thanksgiving...

yeaisaidthat said...

Katie, drink much? You look HUNG OVER in those sosugary pics. Yowza.


Kate sure could use some of HER secret formula 'mom friendly' make up for busy moms on 'the go'. Perhaps the makeup line included a morning after,' look less bloated' concealer.

abettermom said...

I know many of us believed for some time that TLC/Kate feeds RadarOnline and vice versa. Something hit me today when I came across pics of the Gosselin's. Perhaps I missed them, but I don't think I've ever seen a photo published of the entire front of their house; usually only glimpses of portions from a few different angels. Interesting...... Now, if the paps were working independently, don't you think that they would want to show the house or at least have some pictures of it shown in it's entirety? On the show, I know TLC was very careful not to show it nor mention the pool because they wanted to downplay the size and value. TLC is absolutely in control of the paps, in my opinion, and clearly pays them to publish what they want out there. Also, you rarely if ever see pics of Kate on her non custody days, unless of course she has some type of engagement or event with her bodyguard. Why is that? Tabloid reporters can find anyone and track people all over the world - we've all seen the unsuspecting pics of real celebrities. How can they not find Kate? Also, have you ever noticed that we only see Kate shopping at Target or for the kids somewhere? We rarely see her at the stores for herself, with a few exceptions of publicity. Clearly the woman shops, but why don't we see it? The answer - TLC/Kate controls what the reporters see and thus what they print. Any reporters not on TLC payroll clearly don't think it's worth their effort and they are right. So ridiculous..... Poor kids!

9 iron said...

Looks like Tiger Woods took all the attention now. No one cares about Gosselin's family drama. Woods' drama seems more interesting. Kate must be mad. Maybe she should chase Jon with a 9 iron and create some drama.

Can't See Sheep said...

abettermom said...
Now, if the paps were working independently, don't you think that they would want to show the house or at least have some pictures of it shown in it's entirety?
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I also think that they'd want to get pics of kate & steve or whoever her squeeze is. They only ever show kate running around doing mundane things & I really don't think that is all there is to it. We know she goes out to dinner when she doesn't have the children, yet we tend not to see these pics. Nobody took any pictures of her when it was Jon's turn to be at the house with the children. Where was she on those days, why do we see nothing of them, why don't we know where she was staying during this time? Any paparazzi worth his salt would have produced something.

she is evil said...

Re: Kate and paparazzi. Yeah, agree that we only see some things and not others. The paps can't find Kate unless she's doing something with the kids, yet they can find them on vacation at the beach in NC? No one knows if Kate lives in a hotel full time when she isn't with the kids; if so , how weird.

For the Moment? said...

How hyocritical of Kate to plug the paparrazi every single time she is filmed for any reason or interviewed when she is clearly in on it all the way.

Jeanna said...

Sorry if this has been posted before...but Kate has been selected for Barbara Wah-Wah's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009:

http://www.examiner.com/x-11363-Dallas-TV-Examiner~y2009m12d1-Jon-and-Kate-Plus-8-Kate-Gosselin-recognized-by-Barbara-Walters

Calamity Jane said...

kate is a cocky bitch said...
does anyone know if The Lying Channel is plannning on stopping the repeats of the show too ?
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J&K+8 used to be on from 6:00-7:00 a.m. (I would catch parts of it sometimes while getting ready.) This morning, Table for 12 was on instead. A sign of things to come?

I am concerned for the Hayes family. I worry that TLC has some HOM/"reality" show mold that they stuff these people into. For example, when the kids were playing in the pool, the camera zoomed in on a pair of Crocs, the logo plainly visible. Harmless enough by itself. Then, one or both of the 13-year-old twins were going to the orthodontist to get braces. (How original, I know.) There was the dad in the interview chair, making fun of his son's overbite and crooked teeth--he even did the thing where he stuck his fingers in front of his mouth like fangs and wiggled them around. Deja vu--shades of poor Mady Gosselin all over again.

Some of these reality show parents (cough--Gosselins--cough) are obvious attention whores. But I also worry that maybe some of them really do have good intentions and perhaps poor judgment, and they look at the money and perks and tell themselves that they can handle it and everything will be fine. And the next thing you know, TLC is shoving them through the sausage factory.

I still think that parents--the Hayes and others--are responsible for their decisions. But I also suspect that TLC sells them a bill of goods about all of the positives, and once the family has signed on the dotted line, TLC does with them as they please.

I hope I'm wrong about where the Hayes are headed, but it also points to the need for national laws to protect/prevent kids from being on reality TV.

PA Woman said...

Wow, I just was on another site, and the Sheeple are in mourning because there was no show to watch last night. They are hoping Jon loses his lawsuit with TLC so the show can come back on and they can watch the kids again. This is unreal! I'm sorry, but these women need to get involved with their own families instead of trying to live in Kates world with her!

She's..um..RUINED said...

PA Woman said...

Wow, I just was on another site, and the Sheeple are in mourning because there was no show to watch last night. They are hoping Jon loses his lawsuit with TLC so the show can come back on and they can watch the kids again. This is unreal! I'm sorry, but these women need to get involved with their own families instead of trying to live in Kates world with her!
12/01/2009 7:46 AM
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That is why I have no respect for sheeple. Sheeple want to watch the kids for their own selfish pleasure, rather than let the kids have a normal childhood (well, as normal as they can, considering their parents).

It reminds me of the story in the old testament, the one about splitting a child in two, to prove who was the real mother of the child.

Guess which 'mother' represents the sheeple...

Dunwoody Mom said...

They are hoping Jon loses his lawsuit with TLC so the show can come back on and they can watch the kids again

The sheeple just don't get it. The lawsuit is not about the fact the kids are not filming anymore. TLC is suing Jon because he went out and earned money without their approval.

Charles said...

I have never seen any discussion about TLC putting a "body guard" in the Gosselin home, whose purpose was to keep Jon "in line."

I got the impression that was when Jon said it was like being "in prison."

Now, couldn't that be illegal? Was it to keep him from leaving the house? Was it to make sure he catting around looking for companionship, uh, like female companionship?

Was that why he would go out with "his friends" so late at night? Was the bodyguard there only during the day?

Couldn't Jon use this info in his lawsuit against TLC?

I can't imagine that was legal. Is there cause to call it "false imprisonment?"

Opinions? Information?

PA Woman said...

Can't See Sheep said...
abettermom said...
I also think that they'd want to get pics of kate & steve or whoever her squeeze is. They only ever show kate running around doing mundane things & I really don't think that is all there is to it. We know she goes out to dinner when she doesn't have the children, yet we tend not to see these pics. Nobody took any pictures of her when it was Jon's turn to be at the house with the children. Where was she on those days, why do we see nothing of them, why don't we know where she was staying during this time? Any paparazzi worth his salt would have produced something.

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I'm on the band wagon with this one. It's never made any sense to me that there are rarely any pics of Kate on her time away from the kids, yet the paparazzi find Jon where ever he goes. Yeah, I think they are paid off by TLC. There is no other viable explanation. And Steve, whether he and Kate were having an affair or not, is more of a babysitter then a body guard. I think he keeps Kates bad habits under control or at least out of the spot light. I also suspect she has a drinking issue, bout TLC and Steve have done a good job of hiding it if she is.

Shoshanna said...

My Wishes for Kate:

May you always have a cold linoleum floor to curl up on when you're sick;

May you have someone nearby to constantly ridicule and demean everything you do and say;

May you be the recipient of endless withering stares and insulting remarks;

May you forget to bring your precious coupons to the store and actually have to pay for the things you get;

May you be discussed and have your physical traits and speech patterns mocked on national TV like you have done to your children for years;

May you have your poop photographed, floating
in the bowl, for all the world to remember you by;

And, lastly, may you be forbidden to use the pronoun "I" for the rest of your life, rendering you mute.

PA Mom of 2 said...

she is evil said...
... The paps can't find Kate unless she's doing something with the kids, yet they can find them on vacation at the beach in NC? No one knows if Kate lives in a hotel full time when she isn't with the kids; if so, how weird.
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Kate never leaves the house to stay anywhere, a hotel, etc. She is IN the home unless on one of her many "trips". Doesnt anyone here find it odd that when Jon has custody, he still has to sleep in the garage apartment? Its because Kate is still in the house! We once got to see her "going to a hotel" to check-in but it was merely a publicity stunt.

Shoshanna said...

My Good-bye to Jon:

Ya know, you yourself have admitted that you were
never, like, much of anything - I mean, like, you
had no goals when you met Kate and, like, just
were bumming around and then, like, you worked
for two minutes as an IT guy and then, like, quit
and became a Mr. Mom and now, like, you're bumming around with the dregs of the earth like
Michael Lohan and living like a superstar. So, instead of making a children's fund in your father's memory, like, why don't you like try to actually make something of yourself? Like maybe go back to school, like get some education so like you won't
sound like such an ignorant guy and like set a good
example for like your children, like your father
did for you. And so you might actually, some day, be qualified to get a real job. THAT would, like, be more of a testament to his good work than, like, being on
a show about Divorced Dads, don'tcha think?

Try to, like, think about it. Ya know?

PA Mom of 2 said...

Can't See Sheep said...
RE: Paparazzi:
They only ever show Kate running around doing mundane things...We know she goes out to dinner when she doesn't have the children, yet we tend not to see these pics. Nobody took any pictures of her when it was Jon's turn to be at the house with the children. Where was she on those days, why do we see nothing of them, why don't we know where she was staying during this time? Any paparazzi worth his salt would have produced something.

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Forgive me for repeating myself, but I mentioned earlier, Kate does not leave the house to stay anywhere. When Jon has custody, he is still forced to stay above the garage. The reason we only see SOME paparazzi pics & not others?? She is "in on" the pap-shots. She sells them just like Jon does. She tells them where she'll be & when. Why in the world would a REAL paparazzi be following her around Pennsylvania? Because she is in cahoots with them

karma train said...

The head sheeple said she would like to physically assault Jon with the bouquet of flowers...gee, what a GREAT PERSON she is....

She's..um..RUINED said...

They are hoping Jon loses his lawsuit with TLC so the show can come back on and they can watch the kids again

The sheeple just don't get it. The lawsuit is not about the fact the kids are not filming anymore. TLC is suing Jon because he went out and earned money without their approval.

12/01/2009 8:55 AM
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I respectfully disagree. It is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS NOT FILMING, imo.
I think they are trying to break Jon, so he will relent and let them resume filming. The 'reason' they are suing is just a means to an end.
TLC has better attys and an endless supply of cash; Jon is David, and TLC is Goliath. Let's hope the story ends the same this time as well.

Jane in California said...

I'm reading here that when Jon has custody of the children, he stays in the garage apartment and Kate is still in the house. That seems so odd to me -- how is he in charge, if she's still around in the house to intefere?

And what about that famous incident where Kate came to the gate and was refused entry?

I don't get it. Of course, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at anything at this point, but why would Jon agree that Kate can stay in the house when it is his custodial time, yet he must leave when it is Kate's custodial time?

As to Kate never going anywhere, unless it is a trip to Kinko's, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Target, or a freebie trip -- that's in part because she has no friends or family. She doesn't interact with other humans in a friendly fashion. I can see why she would hunker down in her home -- because where is she going to go when you don't have a job or friends to spend time with?

A normal person would find many things to do with their time:
a. work, like the rest of us, or
b. if you are lucky enough to have the income where you don't have to work, find other activities that interest you - join the 20/30 club, become active in local politics, volunteer, start your own business, etc., etc.
c. spend time with your children

Other than herself, Kate really doesn't have any interests. If it doesn't involve shopping for clothes, getting a cosmetic procedure, arranging for a papparazzi photo shoot, or traveling somewhere with a bodyguard in tow -- she's not interested.

PA Woman said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
They are hoping Jon loses his lawsuit with TLC so the show can come back on and they can watch the kids again

The sheeple just don't get it. The lawsuit is not about the fact the kids are not filming anymore. TLC is suing Jon because he went out and earned money without their approval
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I agree with that. TLC may be using the lawsuit to try and make a deal with Jon to let the kids film again. But, even if TLC wins the lawsuit, Jon would still have to agree to let them film. And, what would Jon's motive be to let the kids film if TLC just beat him up in court? I don't see any reason for him to let them film unless they make a deal outside of court and TLC drops the suit.

PA Woman said...

She's..um..RUINED said...
12/01/2009 8:55 AM
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I respectfully disagree. It is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS NOT FILMING, imo.
I think they are trying to break Jon, so he will relent and let them resume filming. The 'reason' they are suing is just a means to an end.
TLC has better attys and an endless supply of cash; Jon is David, and TLC is Goliath. Let's hope the story ends the same this time as well.

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But, TLC doesn't get the kids on camera by winning the lawsuit. They get the kids on camera by scaring Jon with a lawsuit so they never make it to court and Jon gives in and lets the kids be filmed so the TLC drops the suit. The Sheeple on the other had think the kids can be filmed if the suit is won by TLC. Not true.

PA Woman said...

PA Mom of 2 said...

Kate never leaves the house to stay anywhere, a hotel, etc. She is IN the home unless on one of her many "trips". Doesnt anyone here find it odd that when Jon has custody, he still has to sleep in the garage apartment? Its because Kate is still in the house! We once got to see her "going to a hotel" to check-in but it was merely a publicity stunt.

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How do you know Kate never leaves and Jon stays over the garage? Just curious. You state it as a fact not as conjecture.

Calamity Jane said...

Since Jon was so excited to be one of the most photographed/Googled/whatever people "on earth" however many months ago, he'll be pleased to know that he made TheRoot.com's list of the Top 10 Epic Fails of 2009. I hope he's not disappointed that he's only #7 on the list.

http://www.theroot.com/views/top-10-epic-fails-2009

From the article:

Jon Gosselin, of Jon and Kate Plus 8, is what I like to call the “roasted epic fail.” That is the best thing about fake reality TV: We get to watch you crumble in slow motion. In a year, he went from a sad sack on a couch, an almost sympathetic figure, to a cheating louse with bad hair plugs and bacne. Right before our eyes, he slowly evolved from doting dad to this early-mid-life-crisis-having, Ed Hardy tight T-shirt wearing, dating-while-married guy who says things like, “I can chill in my apartment in New York”… while his eight kids are only a few hours away. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the blogosphere is rife with rumors that there might be a … wait for it … sex tape.

Pony said...

Shoshanna said, "And, lastly, may you be forbidden to use the pronoun "I" for the rest of your life, rendering you mute."

Too funny!

barbee said...

Months ago when Kate made the comment that it was not practical to stop the show because the 'paps' would still follow her without her getting paid. Well, omg, she's no longer on television and the 'paps' are not following her. Surprise, surprise! Then we have idiot making the comment 'my kids deserve life on a 'gold' platter' (first of all, no one deserves life on any platter, second the saying is silver platter). As usual, she can't even get an old saying right. It is also amazing that she is now down to just Steve and Gina for friends. What a come down for Steve, bodyguard to Bill Clinton and now down to Kate's status. Hopefully the fact that TLC isn't planning her show until spring will be their downfall. By then who will even remember her? Great site you have here, at least your posters have brains and can see the 'nothing' these people have to offer.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Kate never leaves the house to stay anywhere, a hotel, etc. She is IN the home unless on one of her many "trips". Doesnt anyone here find it odd that when Jon has custody, he still has to sleep in the garage apartment? Its because Kate is still in the house! We once got to see her "going to a hotel" to check-in but it was merely a publicity stunt."

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How do you know this? Sources confirm this fact? It's one thing to make a conjecture, it's another to present it as fact without any basis. Could we please refrain from making suppositions? This is what the tabloids do, and it's really all innunedo.

Just noticed this said...

Well someone is still following Kate cause there is new pics up today on so sugary. Kate definitely is growing out the skunk cause her hair looks hideous, her roots are showing and it is all uneven and flat. Her hair does not appear "thick" at all. It is smushed on her head. She is still sporting her old yellow freebie coat from season 4 and is wearing a god awful skin tight, boon job showing off, white ? bodysuit" top. She is one delusional lady if she thinks this looks good. Makes me wonder if so sugary is insider jon to keep her sheeple mesmerized and talking till her new show debuts cause the real tabloids seem to be leaving them behind.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I respectfully disagree. It is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS NOT FILMING, imo.
I think they are trying to break Jon, so he will relent and let them resume filming. The 'reason' they are suing is just a means to an end. TLC has better attys and an endless supply of cash; Jon is David, and TLC is Goliath. Let's hope the story ends the same this time as well.


On the small chance that TLC wins this suit, all they can get back from Jon is the money he earned without their permission. While, during any trial Jon can "spill the beans" on all of TLC's dirty, little secrets. IMO, TLC has the most to lose here. I don't get why they are continuing with this lawsuit.

Melissa said...

What ever happened to the episode of the homemakeover show J+K were a part of right after the tups were born? I remember reading in their book that the workers basically destroyed the twin's room and the nursery and Kate went berserk. From the beginning she was getting freebies that weren't good enough for her.

I have no idea what show it was or anything like that.

Anybody know anything?

Can't See Sheep said...

Jane in California said...

I'm reading here that when Jon has custody of the children, he stays in the garage apartment and Kate is still in the house. That seems so odd to me -- how is he in charge, if she's still around in the house to intefere?
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I don't get it either, it doesn't sound legal,it certainly isn't right. Is Jon caving again & letting little ms. thing have her way? Do you have the link?



PA Mom of 2 said...
Forgive me for repeating myself, but I mentioned earlier, Kate does not leave the house to stay anywhere. When Jon has custody, he is still forced to stay above the garage.
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Is there a link to an article or something with this? Proof of this does need to be posted. If this is what is going on she really should not be there during Jon's custody time. There's tons wrong with her being there when it's his time & he needs to get off his butt, tell her to go, if she doesn't then get the law involved.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Shoshanna said, "......And, lastly, may you be forbidden to use the pronoun "I" for the rest of your life, rendering you mute."

Touche! Great summary!

Brummygirl said...

Charles said: I have never seen any discussion about TLC putting a "body guard" in the Gosselin home, whose purpose was to keep Jon "in line."

I got the impression that was when Jon said it was like being "in prison."
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His jailor was Kate!!!!

gherkin said...

Wow, Kate looks really rough in the latest SoSugary pics. What is up with her hair?? I guess she is growing it out, but good grief. So stripey too. There has to be a better look.

She looks really thick thru the middle too and just grim. For once, she doesn't have her hooker heels on though!

she is evil said...

It looks like Kate finally had the plastic chair surgically removed from her ass; now can get the stupid pink phone removed from her hand? Sheesh. She has some nerve criticizing Jon's phone usage. She is always on that damn phone.

:) said...

Looks like TLC didn't pay those gossip blogs recently. The posts regarding Gosselins are cut down, way down.

Not a fan of either said...

Jon discussed the "bodyguard" assigned to him by TLC to "keep him in line" on one of his television interviews. I can't remember which one but it was a couple of months ago and I distinctly remember seeing it. I believe he also said it was like being in prison. This assignment was made after one of his girlfriend incidents early on.

MaryB said...

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the tv again....

Barbara Walters has named Khate as one of her "20 Most Fascinating People" and will be interviewing her on the Dec. 9th special on ABC.

God help us......

luv my GSP said...

Oh no. I was just listening to the Glenn Beck radio show, and he said that he was going to be on Barbara Walter's 10 Most Influential People of 2009 special. He then ran down the list of the other 9 - yes, our very own Kate Gosselin is on the list. He didn't say which number, but did make fun of it hilariously, calling her the Barak Obama for those who don't watch the news.

Freiia said...

I've been feeling this for a while about Jon and Kate...

I'm a young (22) divorced single (as in my ex has yet to even see his daughter) parent. I dropped out of engineering school when I got married and stayed at home. Every time Jon says he feels like he lost his 20s....I just want to scream! What did he lose? Partying? Having children was the best possible thing that happened to my 20s...but not his? And Kate who cries single mother and who says the tv show is the only way to support her family! It would be a dream to have an ex who took care of the children sometimes for alot of women! Plus she or Jon could easily have a career (whereas I am still in school). I just don't understand this sense of entitlement they have. Having 8 children who you *barely* parent or see is nothing to be proud of or notorious for.

PA Woman said...

she is evil said...
It looks like Kate finally had the plastic chair surgically removed from her ass; now can get the stupid pink phone removed from her hand?

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Those plastic chairs get awefully cold in the winter.

LKG said...

Oh good grief, I just saw where Barbara Walters named Kate Gosselin as one of the Ten Most Fascinating People of 2009. The special airs on December 9th at 10:00 EST. For the love of all that is good and holy, will it never end?

MaryB said...

Regarding the Barbara Walter's entry I made (but as I write this hasn't be posted)...my bad, the list is Top Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year, not 20 as I had written. Seeing that Sarah Palin and Lady Gaga are also on the list, it should be "Top Ten We Don't Give A Crap, They Should Just GO AWAY!" list!

Tina said...

I really am thinking Barbara Walters has lost her mind. Instead of promoting a soldier, the President, a cancer victim, etc. as fascinating people, she is promoting ridiculous reality money hungry folks as fascinating. I don't think that Ms. Walters is in touch with the average person in America. We can care less about these people. I won't be watching.

Jackiepaper said...

Perhaps Baba Wawa choosing the queen as a "fascinating" person is an example of how this ridiculous behavior(Kate=I am entitled) is allowed to continue and thrive. "Fascinating" has become equateable with "good", "commendable", or even something to emulate in the shallowness of our society. We need to stop celebrating the insanity of peoples choices. Barbara Walters will use anyone for a meal ticket if she can get the story on the air. She like many, many others in her so called line of journalism will interview anyone for a price.

jibberjabbers said...

Why can't the paps find out where Kate is hiding? They know where to find her when she out and about. But they can't find her hideout?

Maybe it's here
Kate's hideout?

Or, maybe it's behind the blue tarp.
What's behind the blue tarp

PA Mom of 2 said...

jibberjabbers said...
Why can't the paps find out where Kate is hiding? They know where to find her when she out and about. But they can't find her hideout?
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There is no hide-out. They never catch her coming or going because she stays AT THE HOUSE--not a hotel, like we are made to believe.

jonandkatewho? said...

I would bet that if Kate is growing out that hair-don't, its because TLC/her pr people are making her do it for the new show.

I don't see her easily giving up her trademark hair-i-kari without a fight, so if she's looking sullen that's probably why.

TLC probably told her that the new show wouldn't fly with her old 'do because it's a source of controversy and fun-poking for some people. lol, not me! oh, i would NEVER make fun of Kate's hair!

Damn, i wonder what she'll be sporting next.

house said...

There is no hide-out. They never catch her coming or going because she stays AT THE HOUSE--not a hotel, like we are made to believe.

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Like the good ole days- she locks herself in her room and Jon takes care of the kids by himself.

Kate's an idiot said...

If Kate really stays at the Orphanage full-time (except for bullshitting engagements), that's just so strange. Does she interact with anyone while Jon's there or does she just lock herself in her Sanford and Son chic bedroom? Please please tell us how you know this, PA mom.

Can't See Sheep said...

Not a fan of either said...

Jon discussed the "bodyguard" assigned to him by TLC to "keep him in line" on one of his television interviews.
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He said it on Larry King, that's where I remember hearing it from. It was Jon & his lawyer.

jibberjabbers said...
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LOL! I love the pic with the arrow & kate's hideout on it, that made me giggle.

PA Mom of 2 said...
There is no hide-out. They never catch her coming or going because she stays AT THE HOUSE--not a hotel, like we are made to believe.
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Again, do we have proof of this? Is there a link to an article somewhere or pics, or did you hear it because you live in the area? I'd like to be able to read or see it if possible, thanks.

Karma said...

The AJC is running a poll regarding Baba's choices for 10 most fascinating people, interesting results so far.

http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2009/12/01/barbara-walters-most-fascinating-people-sarah-palin-adam-lambert-tyler-perry-et-al/?cxntlid=thbz_hm

KatyKat said...

Since TLC has clearly lost its way trying to figure out what people would like to "Learn," I made a little list to help them out. Maybe their programming can take a change for the better.

1. My Spanish is getting rusty. Plop a HOT Latin man on the TV, travelling to interesting Latin countries and teaching the language...I would watch.

2. I know nothing about even the most basic automobile maintenace. A male and female host (NO, TLC, Not the Gosselins) would be great to educate me each week. Also teach me how to make sure I'm not being taken advantage of.

3. Fiscal Responsibility...A Suzy O. type (AGAIN, not Kate Gosselin),with actual qualifications, to address all of the money matters for all different types of people. I do not need to see actual people struggling financially.

This is just the start of an endless list of possibilities that does not involve having to watch someone else's family be exploited.

Come on TLC...take that step and start walking away from "Garbage TV."

She's...um...RUINED said...

Since Kate was on the view, according to Behar 'for ratings', it only makes sense to continue with B.W.'s 10 list.

Also, perhaps higher-ups 'suggested' that B.W. place her on the list.

Politics, as usual.
Kate is a lightning rod.

Too bad the list didnt come out next week, or Tiger Woods would have made it as well...or perhaps his girlfriends...

Rose said...

I actually popped a Season 3 disc into my DVD player this morning to get a glimpse at some "vintage Jon and Kate Plus 8," before I realized what a sham it was, and the episode I picked was "The Twins Turn 7." I was absolutely appalled by the horrible behavior from Kate that I never picked up on. I used to think they were so different back in Season 3, in a positive way, but boy, when you go back with a more educated understanding of who these people are, you'd be surprised at what you notice.

3-year-old Hannah was thrown on a living room chair, pale and clearly looking ill, and yet all Kate could do was complain that they absolutely could NOT leave one parent at home with Hannah and have the other parent safely handle the remaining seven kids at Mady and Cara's birthday dinner. (As if any intelligent viewer couldn't figure out that they had a whole camera crew and probably at least one nanny or "helper girl" go out with them to the restaurant, but in typical Kate fashion, she wants us to think that it's just her and Jon handling the brood on their own.)

So what do they end up doing? They drag the poor kid to dinner even though she's not feeling well. She complains about her ears hurting throughout the meal, but Kate doesn't give it much thought, because Hannah keeps pointing to a different ear each time, anyway. Later, they find out from the doctor that she actually has a double ear infection, to which Kate utters a completely fake "Poor little girl..." as if we should believe that forcing a sick 3-year-old out to a restaurant at night is a sign of motherly caring. I guess Joel isn't the only Gosselin child who gets treated like a horrid nuisance when he dares to get sick.

Back at home that evening, when they're having cake and opening presents, Kate loses track of some birthday cards that were sent to the girls by relatives. After making Jon sift through the garbage, she finally finds them in a box with Cara and Mady's other gifts, and instead of simply admitting "Oops, I guess I just forgot where I put them," she just giggles about how the cards were safe all along, and that of COURSE she had them exactly where they were supposed to be. Even then, you can't get her to admit the tiniest little mistake, but boy, if Jon have been the one to lose those cards...

Amidst all this, the twins are opening gifts. Mady is yelling and throwing fits about how Cara is opening faster than her. Both girls are stomping around and appear to be on the brink of tears. Kate mentions that it was late on a school night at that point, the girls were tired, and it just kills her to look back on how they were unhappy while opening presents on their 7th birthday. She also makes a few comments about what fine teenagers they're going to be and that she doesn't want to be around when they hit those teen years. I'm sure you don't, Kate, because if they give you this many headaches when they're innocent little first graders, wait until they're about 16 and old enough to notice the whole charade that was going on around them throughout their childhoods.

But getting back to my original point, why were those little 7-year-old girls so moody on their birthday? Gee, Kate, maybe they were upset because it was supposed to be a day where they got some attention and loving from Mommy and Daddy, but instead, their parents were yelling about misplaced birthday cards and bantering back and forth with the camera crew, and there was all that added chaos at what should have been a quiet little birthday celebration with just the family.

But no, no, no. The girls' birthday had to be turned into a theatrical episode for their reality series, and well, Kate earned her several thousand dollars for those thirty minutes, but will her daughters be looking back fondly on their 7th birthday? It's doubtful.

Interesting how much is revealed about Kate when you skim through an episode for about five minutes.

frostythesnowman said...

Re: Barbara Walters and her year 2009 'fascination' with Kate Gosselin.

IMO, Kate Gosselin is NO solo gig. If it werent for Kate Gosselin being married to Jon, J & K being the parents of two sets of multiples, the J & K + 8 reality show, the J & K divorce, and the J & K ad nauseum rumor, scandel, and controversy that plastered the tabloids and various entertainment/gossip media outlets, there would be absolutely zero interest in or 'fascination' with Kate Gosselin.

MossHill said...

Oh no ... even Non Sequitur has noticed

http://news.yahoo.com/comics/non-sequitur;_ylt=AkNT82Y0vFWK9NKvjdjV1.Ml6ysC;_ylu=X3oDMTE4YzA5c21zBHBvcwM2NwRzZWMDeW5fYWxwaGFfbGlzdARzbGsDbm9uc2VxdWl0dXI-

[check for datew of Dec. 3]

anotherthing... said...

jibberjabbers said...
Why can't the paps find out where Kate is hiding? They know where to find her when she out and about. But they can't find her hideout?
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I know Ive said it before, but Ill say it again.... I *still* find it hard to believe that there are actual paps in rural PA.

The Gosselin pics can not be worth that much money. Perhaps at the height of the drama in the summer.... but now? Nah. I find it hard to believe. A thousand bucks maybe? Its not like the pics are hard to come by. Or that interesting. Its not worth the travel, time or well... being in rural PA (for a pap who makes money being in LA they would be losing money being away from hollywood/real celebs/news)

I do think TLC contracts photogs to snap pics. A sort of unconventional promotional material, maybe.

So THATS my guess as to why the paps cant "find" where kate goes. Theyre not looking. Its in their contract NOT to look. Because theyre not paps at all. But more like kates 'co-workers' if you will.

pogo said...

Barbara Walters should be ashamed of herself, and maybe it's time she hung up the mic. Having Kate on her show is she nuts? We all know what Kate is, a parent she is not. Anyone can make a kid, a parent is the one who is there, physically and mentally. Not parading off to who knows where or bushing off your kids cause you are busy(on the phone or at the spa etc or dumping them on nannys, sitters or Jon when it's not his turn to be with the kids) BW should have focus on regular people or military wife's or families of those who are gone, not waste her time on a no-body important like Kate.

Merrilee said...

Some of Jon's lawsuit info:

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/kate-major-and-michael-lohan-deposed-in-tlc-jon-gosselin-lawsuit-10040.php

Rose said...

In response to Charles' comment...yeah, the Gosselins have been covered in People Magazine, but not nearly as much as other tabloid magazines like US Weekly and InTouch. There was a point over this past summer where US Weekly had Jon and/or Kate on their cover for literally six weeks in a row...at least I think it was six. It was definitely close to that. I remember thinking, my gosh, when are they going to put something else on the cover?? It got pretty insane the way US Weekly kept focusing on them week after week.

Elvira said...

For fun:

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/rO6fbuCz28rwEJaE

Momof2 said...

Elvira said...

For fun:

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/rO6fbuCz28rwEJaE
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That is....HILARIOUS!!!

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: Paparazzis

This morning on ABC World News at 1:45 a.m. PST there was an interesting segment on paparazzis and "money shots".

First of all due to the recession, magazine sales have dropped so the market prices for money shots of celebrities have dropped too. Gone are the days of paparazzis driving Range Rovers; there are now too many paps out there trying to make a living so prices for photos have dropped drastically since 2007:

A celebrity walking on Sunset Boulevard in 2007 was worth a "few thousand" and now "meager scraps".

Britney Spears shaving her head - then $300K, now $100K.

Lindsey Lohan passed out in car - then $150K, now $75K.

An Olsen twin leaving yoga - then $10K, now $6K.

"With Paris Hilton behaving these days and Nicole Ritchie settling down with two kids, it is boring”.

But they said that million dollar shots are out still out there - $250K for Robert Pattison kissing a girl, Prince William or Harry with a new girl, or better yet Prince William with a guy ... $$$ ??? !!!

In summary, whereas the papparazzis business is not going away, it is not as glamourous and lucrative as it once was just a couple of years ago.

Soooooooooooooooo, about all the paps showing up in Wernersville, PA taking photos of the G kids at a bus stop and the daily shots of Kate shopping .... they have to be called in and paid for by TLC just to generate and keep interest in the Gosselins.

Now that the show is over, and as long as Jon keeps the TLC filming off their children, even IF Kate has a new show in 2010 about organic whatever, I'm sure that the Gosselin pap shots will be going away too in a few months.

Ya know, in 2007 I was so sick and tired of hearing about Paris Hilton I never thought it would end! Now I can’t wait until a year from now when it will be Kate Who? Jon Who?

TBag said...

It is weird to watch the older episodes now....I really never noticed anything odd about J & K until this year.

They replayed the Disney episode and I watched parts of it. Jon looks clearly agitatited thru most of the show....especially on the couch and rarely smiles. He seems to be "going thru the motions". This was 2 years ago. Kate is the same psychotic nut she always was....I beleive this was the "She's ruined" episode.

My point is, if you look back, they really never got along or looked happy...especially Jon. I thought at the time they had a combative, but loving relationship.....not it's so easy to see that there was trouble WAY before this year.

She's...um...RUINED said...

Anybody want to warrant a guess as to how sharing Christmas Day is going to go between the recently-divorced-by-then couple and the kids??? HAHAHA..

..anybody have the recipe for organic sticky buns???

Jane in California said...

There is no hide-out. They never catch her coming or going because she stays AT THE HOUSE--not a hotel, like we are made to believe.
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Although I've seen no proof that backs up this claim (meaning, that I haven't heard Jon or Kate say this in public, or any of their authorized reps) -- I would not find this hard to believe.

We have all seen proof that Kate does not interact well with others. She simply doesn't have the capability to be gracious, courteous, pleasant or genuinely outgoing. She has no real interests besides herself, shopping for expensive goodies, drinking "coffee", posing for pics, self-interviewing, getting her hair or nails done, or having a cosmetic procedure. Other interests include getting anything for free.

I think normal human interaction is uncomfortable for her. She knows, somewhere inside that tortured brain, that she's not like other people. Simple things that most humans understand escape her.

Why do people think I was wrong to put my son on the laundry room floor? My gosh, he was VOMITOUS people!

What is the big deal about me having to say I like/love my fans? I don't!! They always want to talk to me, and they want me to smile at them and pretend I like them -- I don't see why I should have to do that? Oh, it might affect me financially? Well, why didn't you say so before, now you're speaking my language.

Why doesn't Paula Deen want to be my co-host anymore? I can't believe she's turning down the chance to be my assistant. What's that? Hasn't she noticed my tastefully tasteful french manicure and my brighter than white capped teeth? What is up with that cow anyway!

Why is it that everyone else is so clueless about everything? Must I always have to explain? People are just idiots!

Okay - that's enough channeling Kate-ella DeVil. She stays in that house because it's her bat cave and she doesn't have to deal with the rest of humanity that way.

MickeyMcKean said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Not a fan of either said...
Jon discussed the "bodyguard" assigned to him by TLC to "keep him in line" on one of his television interviews.
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He said it on Larry King, that's where I remember hearing it from. It was Jon & his lawyer.
jibberjabbers said...
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LOL! I love the pic with the arrow & kate's hideout on it, that made me giggle.
PA Mom of 2 said...
There is no hide-out. They never catch her coming or going because she stays AT THE HOUSE--not a hotel, like we are made to believe.
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Again, do we have proof of this? Is there a link to an article somewhere or pics, or did you hear it because you live in the area? I'd like to be able to read or see it if possible, thanks.
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To: Can't See Sheep

Is this still an issue?

I'm not sure what proof or link you are looking for but I will back up the other posters and confirm that Jon on LKL did say that after the Deanna Hummel incident TLC did put him on "house arrest" by providing a bodyguard, or perhaps a better term here would be a babysitter.

If you need to read a transcript to confirm it I suggest you go to the LKL website or in the alternative you might be able to youtube the actual interview.

As for the pic that is mentioned, I remember seeing one but I don't remember where I saw it. Sorry.

bye, katezilla said...

Mickey Mc: I've also been perplexed by the paparazzi interest in the gosselins recently. Yeah, I could understand it back when the shit hit the fan (separation, rumored cheating, divorce announcement), but now? Other posters agree with you that tlc must be paying the paps as there couldn't be much money fetched for yet another picture of Kate shopping. Also, interestingly, the paps haven't captured the shots we actually are interested in, as ilthey would damage kate's already sullied reputation. How about proof of where Kate actually goes when jon has the kids? How about a picture of Kate and Steve holding hands, as has been rumored? Or Kate and jamie for that matter? Etc. Anyway, seems like interest is waning big time. Wonder how long Kate can stand it before she does something to get attention?

pogo said...

Hey, how about this: Kate is taking credit according to Barbara Walters for ending the show? (Jon is such a bad person(we know that Kate is gonna bash him again and say it's for the children, geez Kate quit hiding behind your kids and be honest once in your life(YOU DO IT FOR YOUR SELF!))If Kate had her way it would stay on forever, and her as the slave driver.

sillyrabbit said...

Hey, how about this: Kate is taking credit according to Barbara Walters for ending the show?

Oh sure, Kate only NOW wants to take credit for ending the SHOW! With all the recent controversy and PROFESSIONAL opinions with respect to the potentially harmful emotional and mental ramifications of minor children and 'reality tv' , Kate most certainly doesnt want to be perceived as THE self serving parent who would exploit her very own children for FAME AND FORTUNE! What a Joke!