Nov 7, Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and other Diversions


The saga continues and continues and continues.


88 comments:

AussieGirl said...

Haha I had to laugh at this letter that was posted on TMZ. A prison inmate has written a letter claiming to be the father of the Gosselin children (clearly false) however has some awesome one liners including:

"I can provide a better environment for them"

"TLC stands for Torturing Little Children."

"Jon Gosselin is really a woman on steroids."

Techymum said...

I found the document filed in court against Jon G. repulsive, and hope that this will further ignite any laws that need to happen for children of reality programming.

What sickened me most? The references to "The Family" and what they can and cannot do in regard to advertisers etc. And then there it was, buried towards the bottom, that TLC owns the "Intellectual Property", and that the DVD's and reruns are a big income producer for the company. So there it is in black and white - these parents sold their children's childhood. Point Blank. It just seems to me that down the road these children have a big hurdle to get over if they ever want to reclaim THEIR childhood, and take control of the reruns and dvd's.

Beyond sickening. If I was on the fence about watching TLC, I have now jumped far over it.

Aunt Chris said...

Some on line tabloid (can't remember which, TMZ or Radaronline are my usual stops) yesterday posted pictures of Jon getting a hair cut. They called it "getting his mullett cut". WHAT? Jon is not the part of that family that had a mullett. Not even close. A classic example of trying to make him look bad (as if he can't do that on his own!) but a real attack on your own credibilty. Which of course is an oxymoron - tabloid=credibility.

Lucy said...

I also read the TLC court document and it is appalling, offensive and all about the MONEY! Also it includes the "supposed" fact that several of TLC’s long-time advertisers complained to the network about Jon Gosselin’s “erratic, widely publicized behavior,” Gee I'd love to know which advertisers cause I'd stop buying their products! When are these advertisers and TLC going to ever understand the Gosselin children are NOT products to merchandise for profit! Isn't it enough Kate and Jon haven't figured this out? Where are ethics and morality in any of this?

marie said...

Anyone saw the Soup last night
Joel said flat out-

Jon and Kate, please stop doing interviews.

marie said...

"The Family"
I guess this is some way of avoiding naming each child on the contract...

I wonder if J and K signed a contract they did not understand..

marie said...

I also read the TLC court document and it is appalling, offensive and all about the MONEY!
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Of course its all about miney. TLC is a profit making company.

Jon and kate SOLD their family to TLC period

Im_in_PR said...

Also it includes the "supposed" fact that several of TLC’s long-time advertisers complained to the network about Jon Gosselin’s “erratic, widely publicized behavior,” Gee I'd love to know which advertisers cause I'd stop buying their products! When are these advertisers and TLC going to ever understand the Gosselin children are NOT products to merchandise for profit!

Why didn't the advertisers complain when Kate repeatedly slapped her little daughter Leah?

Why didn't they complain when Kate left her family for the better part of two years and bragged about never calling home when she was on the road.

Why didn't the advertisers complain when Kate was seen more with her companion/valet/bodyguard than she was ever seen with her husband and children?

Why didn't the advertisers complain when Kate was emotionally abusive to her husband and children?

Why didn't the advertisers complain when all the news came out about Kate being rude to people at the charity fundraiser?

Why didn't the advertisers complain when Kate started her scorched earth interviews series in which she destroyed the product, named "the family" in the TLC contract?

Im_in_PR said...

In regards to how draconian Jon & Kate's contract with TLC was, I believe that a good lawyer could get it declared null and void based on Amendment 13. Even parents do not have the right to place their children in involuntary servitude as Jon & Kate did to the 8 children.

Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished

1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Also, seems like this document in and of itself is enough to take TLC to the cleaners because they admit working the children without reimbursement and it goes without saying, without the proper permits.

This case is screaming out in the worst way possible for a giardian ad litem to be appointed for those kids. Especially since they are named by TLC as being part of the product.

MickeyMcKean said...

marie said...

I wonder if J and K signed a contract they did not understand..

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Jon and his attorney Mr. Heller said on LKL that yes, Jon and Kate signed a contract with no attorney representation present. This tidbit I am sure will be part of Jon's defense.

Still, Jon and Kate did sign the contract and I'm sure TLC will be able to prove that Jon has violated parts of the contract.

I'm still willing to bet that TLC would consider settling with Jon in exchange for permission to continue to film the kids. This whole lawsuit is, after all, about money. Advertising dollars today and sales of the DVDs and reruns tomorrow.

Jon, I pray for strength so you can stand firmly against TLC and continue to keep the kids off the air. There is nothing you can do about the past; what you can do is to do what you have already put in motion - stop this childhood train wreck from going any further down the tracks.

Stay strong! Save the 8!

yeaisaidthat said...

I too read the TLC court documents and was very appauled of the power and control that TLC has over the Gosselin family. IMO, the TLC contract explains much as to why Jon has 'acted out ' considering every aspect of his respsonsibilites and obligations in life as a husband, father, son, sibling, friend etc was subject to and defined by the terms and conditions of a TLC contract. How can TLC even remotely justify describing J & K + 8 as a REALITY SHOW/DOCUMENTARY when the individuals involved are EXPECTED to live their life according to a CONDUCT that has been PREDETERMINED, LIMITED TO , and DEFINED by the terms and conditions of a contract! I strongly believe now more than ever that TLC and 'the show' play/ed a major role in the demise of the J & K marriage the conflict between expectations and responsibilities according to real life vs. those of a contractually defined 'reality' alone IMO is a burden that I dont feel any marriage can/will withstand.

nanb said...

What I find appalling about the contract is that TLC in Feb 2009, exercises the contract extension provision.

This is after the demise of the marriage, after Jon tells people in PA they might divorce (the college mess and pictures), during the time he was taking Deanna to Utah etc.

TLC basically made these two idiots pretend to be happily faithfully married for ratings! If Jon didn't stop this now, TLC would probably exercise the remaining options for a sixth and seventh season.

Now that is despicable and disgusting!

Suzi said...

I just saw that Jamie Ayers gave an interview to Life & Style magazine telling them that she fears "Kate will never be happy." I felt bad about finding her on facebook and posting the info here, but not anymore. She is obviously looking for attention. Is there anyone in this mess not after their 15 minutes???

jasmine said...

TLC is suing Jon and JKIG, the Gosselins' corporation. Doesn't this mean they are suing Kate also? Jon doesn't even have a divorce attorney, much less an attorney for this lawsuit. And if TLC is suing Kate (JKIG), she would need her own attorney.

ShockerConJandK said...

Shame on TLC. They need to let it go and move on.

TLC= Torturing Little Children
Someone got this right.

Concentrate on a show with Kate if you have that much faith in her. Kate plus 6, Kate and her 6 revolving friends.

K&J Suck as Parents said...

I too read the TLC court documents and was very appauled of the power and control that TLC has over the Gosselin family. IMO, the TLC contract explains much as to why Jon has 'acted out ' considering every aspect of his respsonsibilites and obligations in life as a husband, father, son, sibling, friend etc was subject to and defined by the terms and conditions of a TLC contract. How can TLC even remotely justify describing J & K + 8 as a REALITY SHOW/DOCUMENTARY when the individuals involved are EXPECTED to live their life according to a CONDUCT that has been PREDETERMINED, LIMITED TO , and DEFINED by the terms and conditions of a contract! I strongly believe now more than ever that TLC and 'the show' play/ed a major role in the demise of the J & K marriage the conflict between expectations and responsibilities according to real life vs. those of a contractually defined 'reality' alone IMO is a burden that I dont feel any marriage can/will withstand.

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TLC haa a lot of nerve claiming reality, when in fact they were portraying a "happily married couple", when in fact they had already decided to split up.

Aside from that, I used to be supportive of Jon based on Kate's constant verbal abuse and berating him, including his breathing. However, although Jon seems to be the more attentive parent, he clearly continues to seek fame, and has repeatedly gone on televised interviews, all of which will impact on his children with all of the smut thrown out there. And making money off of these interviews. So who exactly is looking out for the kids while both Kate and Jon continue to televise crap that is harmful, embarassing and hurtful to their children???? I am simply astounded that neither of these two ever consider the impact their public appearances have on their children. They are both disgusting. They choose not to get "regular" jobs to support their kids, but rather continue to seek publicity to keep their own names out there, with little consideration of how all of this will affect their kids, who both claim are the focus of everything. I call complete BS on BOTH of them.

eileen said...

Marie - I watch "The Soup" every week...Joel McHale has *always* had Khate's Number and the whole debacle that is J&K plus 8...he was the first to coin the phrase "Jon Minus 9" way back in Dec.'08 (just on the basis of the way Khate abused him)...last night he showed Khate's interview with Khate answering her own questions and showing the dumb look on Morales face was PRICELESS...Joel is MY hero...he is both insightful and hilarious!

Not a fan of either said...

I completely agree with I'm In PR's comments/questions about why didn't the advertisers complain about Kate's behavior. This is something I cannot for the life of me understand. It just defies understanding IMO. What am I missing?

Bella Vita said...

Wow I got a very different take on the Life & Style magazine article (I read it on their site) Jamie said that Kate may never be happy WITH A MAN. She also said that Kate is sweet and fun and organized. Gag.

marie said...

Why didn't the advertisers complain when Kate repeatedly slapped her little daughter Leah?


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I would like to continue your post

Why didn't the advertisers complain when she began dressing LESS LIKE a mom

Isnt that the target they were going for- a stay at home mom

marie said...

Not a fan of either said...
I completely agree with I'm In PR's comments/questions about why didn't the advertisers complain about Kate's behavior. This is something I cannot for the life of me understand. It just defies understanding IMO. What am I missing?
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they probably did, but TLC isnt going to tell us that

Looking back now the love taps turned to restrained love rub and then disappeared. Im sure that was complained about.

marie said...

last night he showed Khate's interview with Khate answering her own questions and showing the dumb look on Morales face was PRICELESS...Joel is MY hero...he is both insightful and hilarious!
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Oh i enjoyed this on the soup last night.
I love when he looked at the camera and implored J and K to stop giving interviews.

He also asked some questions and answered them himself- making fun of her hair and makeup

livnluv said...

I wonder if Jamie got paid for her interview on Life & Style and if she did, I wonder how Ms. Katie, "no one gets paid but me", feels about that.

carolann said...

Jon and his attorney Mr. Heller said on LKL that yes, Jon and Kate signed a contract with no attorney representation present. This tidbit I am sure will be part of Jon's defense.
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According to the court documents Jon and Kate had both a lawyer and their agent present during the signing, which was in April 2008. The fact that they all agreed to forgo reimbursement on DVDs, etc. goes to show that JK were still desperate for money at that time and ignorant to the power they had as "entertainers" to demand more from their network. They were scared of losing everything because they had grown completely dependent on the show. "The show is their life and their life is their show." How did they not see how sick that was?

Didn't they go on their NC trip in July 2008? They were looking at million dollar homes and going on expensive vacations on TLC's dime. The Hawaii trip was probably one of their demands and they felt so cool to get what they wanted, not realizing they were being played for fools. As some here have said, they were acting like lottery winners in a big hurry to spend their 'new money.' It's a shame they didn't have the foresight to focus more on future earnings they could have had from DVDs, etc that is part of the intellectual property they gave away to TLc. Who were these lawyers and agents advising JK? Whoever they are they suck.

marie said...

livnluv said...
I wonder if Jamie got paid for her interview on Life & Style and if she did, I wonder how Ms. Katie, "no one gets paid but me", feels about that.
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If she did, does that count as "cashing in"

ManicNarcissism said...

Concerning the DVD monies. Maybe Jon and Kate were just happy to be getting what they were getting per episode and just weren't greedy about the DVDs. Maybe TLC's stance is that we'll give you this much and no DVD rights or we will give you less and give you DVD rights. Sort of like either getting 100,000 now or 200,000 broken out in small payments. A lot of people would take the more money now.

However, the DVD's will be useless now. They were selling for half price back in May and probably aren't selling at all now. TLC would have been smarter to give J&K some of the monies of this DVD. Therefore, they would both be monetarily invested on keeping the brand alive long term instead of taking their money and running.

Darcy said...

Reading that affidavit was enlightening - talk about making a deal with the devil. You have to wonder if JK really understood what they were signing.

It's pretty obvious that they allow Kate to milk the media and spout the party line since it benefits TLC. And Jon was a loose cannon.

The thing that really jumps out at me, though, is that Jon might have a chance at mitigating the damages in court if he can prove that TMZ was purposely creating a fraudulent product (non-fiction, yeah, right) AND if he can show that his "bad behavior" in early 2009 didn't cause the divorce but was actually a result of the marriage being over months earlier (and that information was covered up by TLC and Khate).

I'm not saying he's not in big trouble for breaching the contract, I'm just saying that there was bad behavior on the network's part as well.

Jon needs a really, really, REALLY good attorney.

And everyone involved needs a gag order!

Rachel814 said...

To all of those that are upset about Jon being sued for breech of contract...

No, it's not fair that TLC is going after him for things that he's done (that Kate also has done). And no it isn't fair that the contract was so controlling.

But he signed it. And it's a legally binding document, no matter how "unfair" it is. If he didn't understand it, then he should not have signed it.

Also, it's not at all fair TLC isn't suing Kate. But that probably has something to do with her cooperating with them throughout all this mess. Yeah, they should sue her as well, but they won't.

goawayfools said...

Rachel, the contract Jon signed also said that he could stop the kids being filmed if ever he felt the show was detrimental to them. He stops filming; who knows what his real motivation is, but it's the right thing to do. TLC doesn't want to honor their contract, wants to discredit Jon by bashing him, and will do anything they can to resume filming those kids. They could care less if the kids are suffering. They have the balls to question whether or not their father should decide about continuing the show. And they have the shockingly disloyal Kate in their corner, taking their side over her kids' father's. So yes I'm upset about TLC suing Jon. It is so wrong

ManicNarcissism said...

Not a Kate Fan said...

Sorry Marie about mixing up about another posters comment.

To the correct poster: Did Kate really repeatedly slap Leah? Where and when?

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I was going to say no, she didn't slap her she spanked her but then I looked up the word slap and it says a blow from an open hand so I guess she did. I always thought slap meant on face.

I'm not against spanking but it has a very limited use in my opinion. I won't get into my beliefs but Kate did it over something that was annoying her (whistle) NOT something that the child did that might harm themselves or someone else. Kate also did it from a point of anger and that is also an absolute NOT in my book.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/06/18/amd_kate.jpg

she is evil said...

Not a Kate fan, regarding Kate spanking Leah,I don't know how to provide links but it's easy to find. Just google "Kate Gosselin spanks Leah". You will find pages of links to articles as well as the pictures, which show a clearly enraged Kate mid-spank with Leah screaming and crying and covering her butt with her hands. It looks like the kid had already been hit at least once and was about to get another smack on her butt. Kate also is grabbing Leah's arm so hard that I'm sure it left marks, at least for a little while. All this for blowing a whistle! Couldn't care less if the kids are beating the crap out of each other, but interrupt Mom's hundredth phone call of the day with a whistle and you will get hit. The original article and pictures ran in In Touch Weekly in June

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Golly, it's finally happened...They've gotten so boring, there's nothing left to write about...

PA Midstate Mommy said...

It was only a matter of time until the folks at Saturday Night Live started ridiculing Khate. This was from last night. Taylor Swift is just too sweet to portray Khate accurately. http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/the-view/1173606/

Janine said...

Just realized Telepictures Productions (filmed the pilot for Paula Deen; Lee Woodruff and another A list Journalist were on board) is the same Company that Produces Ellen DeGeneres.
Joy Behar is (fed up) having Paula on tomorrow... could be enlightening, or not. Can you IMAGINE K8 next to Lee Woodruff? Her husband suffered near fatal injuries covering the war, she DID write a book and is so eloquent and elegant. Can't see it happening...

Pa Mom Knows said...

"According to the court documents Jon and Kate had both a lawyer and their agent present during the signing, which was in April 2008."
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Heller was talking about the initial contract...the very first one. If you read the complaint, there is no mention of them having an attorney at that point. It is only in subsequent contracts that the complaint mentions an attorney was present.

Marva725 said...

Well, I no longer need further proof that Radar is in bed with the sheeple. They ran a story earlier today about Jon riding the ATV with Joel on his lap and Colin running alongside. Careless, I agree. Those hens over threw threw a fit and mass e-mailed the editors their "safety concerns". Wouldn't you know Radar is now slamming him and retitled the piece------Jon Gosselin Violates Safety Recommendations Regarding His ATV & His Kids-------
Of course they're all over there congratulating each other on a job well done.

lovemyfamily said...

So Kate was mad because she had to pick up the kids and she was inconvenienced, her vehicle stacked full of traveling crying clothes and shoes, so what. Everyday, people are dealing with inconveniences in one way or another, doesn't mean you take it out on your kids or say "if it wasn't for "ME", you'd still be here waiting. Sounds mean and selfish. Maybe she just wasn't dressed for the occasion of cameras.

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

Why doesn't tlc just regurgitate more recycled footage each week with kate reflecting from her throne? that way, they get the ratings, she gets the money, and after they bring Jon to his knees, on to the Kate +8 show!!

(In no way do I approve of this, but this seems to be their thinking). After all, who cares about the KIDS, as long as TLC and Kate get what they want--$$$$$$$$$$.

Wondering said...

Does anyone know if Jon has gotten a new lawyer? I'd heard that he was without representation.

silimom said...

Have to say, I went to the store and it was refreshing to not see ANY GOSSELINS on the covers. I know that they've done some articles, I've seen them at Preesi's site (thank you for the scans), but it's nice that these two nitwits aren't getting any front page coverage. Now if sites like radar and tmz would stop covering them, I think these monsters would finally stop being fed and may (I pray) grow up and realize that their 15 minutes is long over.

People act out for attention, positive and negative. If you reward the negative behavior (in this case, going to the tabloids and gossip sites), you're only teaching these two that their behavior gets them what they want and they'll continue to do it.

jean mayhew said...

Does anyone else think that a show called Kate plus 8 would be rediculas?? If it is reality , whos reality is it exactly besides Kates??? Being a single parent who works and makes a decent living I dont know anyone who can relate to her as a single parent!! I have a large circle of friends and family some have 2 incomes and do quite well but certainly dont live up to her standards of living!! I dont know one single parent who dresses thier children in 100.00 matching outfits, have nanny's, a cook, and a 1.5 million dollar home.. not very intersting since the majority of people in the world cant afford thier mortgage and food let alone eating only ORGANIC.!! Its more like fantasy land to most Americans...I think the show got big because it was " reality" a young couple, moderate home, barely any furniture, a dad who was stuggling to find employment, they were somewhat normal....I dont really understand what could be interesting about her life as a single parent making hundreds of thousands of dollars, living in a mansion with a maid and a cook... More then ever would it look like Kate is using the children as money makers!! The only thing that would perhaps catch the publics eye was them maybe trying to get back together, marriage counceling and stuggling to save thier once happy marriage!! I think TLC should be happy that Jon backed out because lately its been very boring, all about poor Kate and what she does ALONE!!

Vanessa said...

WHAT are those pictures of Jon doing yoga all about??!! I'm convinced that they have their own personal photographers that follow them to LOOK like paparazzi.

Not a lawyer said...

Pa Mom Knows said...

Heller was talking about the initial contract...the very first one. If you read the complaint, there is no mention of them having an attorney at that point. It is only in subsequent contracts that the complaint mentions an attorney was present.

11/08/2009 7:40 PM

Wouldn't the more recent contract have precedence and void the first one? One would think that since the Gosselins renewed a contract with the same party (TLC) and also since they had legal representation for the most recent one that there would be no legal problems that Heller could use for any reason...except in the court of public opinion.

PA Woman said...

jean mayhew said...
Does anyone else think that a show called Kate plus 8 would be rediculas?? If it is reality , whos reality is it exactly besides Kates??? Being a single parent who works and makes a decent living I dont know anyone who can relate to her as a single parent!!
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I certainly would be bored to death by it, however; there are still all those Kate-lovers out there that can't get enough. I don't think there are enough of them to keep a show on the air long (unless this world is madder then I think!).

Geri said...

Kate was a no show on Joy Behar tonite. Guess she didnt want to compete with herself for ratings since it airs at the same time as her own show.

darragh said...

If anyone needs Yoga it would be Jon. Hope he finds some peace and balance.

logical said...

here is the url kate and jon's case

http://webapp.montcopa.org/PSI/Viewer/Detail.aspx?oq=aWQ9MjAwNjc3ODI1JmVudGl0eT1DYXNl

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

Tried to post a comment on an us magazine article slamming jon....it let me put one on there, then they took it down. now, I can't get a post on there at all.

Add them to the tlc machine......

Enzo's Mom said...

Joel McHale on The SOUP is getting major comedic mileage of ole CRAZY Kate with the popcorn box perched on her head and screeching at the top of her lungs in that shrill, irritating voice.

I love you, Joel....keep up the good work!!

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

Maybe Kate would rather have a show of her own? (ya know, she is the most SPECIALIST of all human kind).

let me think about that statement...if she isn't human, what is she?

Jersey said...

I took this quote from Jon out of People magazine online. He is discussing how both he and Kate will spend the Christmas holiday with the kids. "They do the stockings early Christmas morning. Kate makes sticky buns. We keep it all the same," he says. "Nothing has changed. That way they have the sense of security with everything that's going on. But, this year, there's a lot of paparazzi, so who knows? Every year it's different."

"We keep it all the same, nothing has changed" Then in the same paragraph, "Every year its different." Seriously??? I'm usually "pro Jon", but geez, does he even listen to what he says out of both sides of his own mouth???

stopthemadness said...

nanb said

TLC basically made these two idiots pretend to be happily faithfully married for ratings! If Jon didn't stop this now, TLC would probably exercise the remaining options for a sixth and seventh season
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No kidding! They will prob ably STILL try to do that and I'm gonna stick my neck out and guess that the family Christmas is going to be filmed one way or another, it is Just Too Good to miss. I think they will find a way between their mutual law suits, to make a few bucks Cmas day off these kids.

stopthemadness said...

He also stated that Cara is now withdrawing and is now beginning to act out like Madeline. He didn't say Maddy, but Madeline.

Then he went on to and said that this past weekend he was sleeping in Alexis's bed and Kate screamed at him to get up. And gathered all his stuff up and threw it out the front door
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Nice.

Inspirational, even.

DLCF said...

She's..um...RUINED said...
Maybe Kate would rather have a show of her own? (ya know, she is the most SPECIALIST of all human kind).

let me think about that statement...if she isn't human, what is she?
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Have you ever seen "V"? I think she's one of those.

I'd love to see her unhinge her jaw and swallow her pride instead of a guinea pig, though. Saw the original miniseries when I was 10 and it took me weeks to get over that scene.

Lawyer in SA said...

Kate threw Jon out of the house, when he was sleeping with his child, threw his clothes either to the door, or outside the door, (why this distinction is important is beyond me frankly) and some people focus on the fact that Jon revealed this to the media?

Jon talking honestly about Kate's destructive, rage filled abusive tirades done in front of children, is NOT what the focus should be.

Tell me, why should Jon cover for her? How does that help the children? Doesn't that tacitly say to them that Kate's behavior is acceptable, or that hiding and lying about abusive conduct is acceptable?

Jon is not living like a victim anymore. Good for him.

If Kate doesn't want him to tell the press about her insane tirades, then she should change her behavior. Kate should grow up and accept responsibility for her actions.

Jon is allowed to be honest about Kate's choices, particularly when they involve abusive, destructive behavior. Why on Earth should he lie or cover for her?

The bottom line is that Jon being honest and addressing abusive conduct will not harm the children. He is sending a message to them -- be honest, don't accept abuse. And hopefully, public ridicule will motivate Kate to get some help.

And BTW -- calling Kate Cruella DeVille was funny. He could have called her much worse. ;) I think that the kids would likely agree with his character choice BTW. Kate isn't exactly known for being sweet and kind.

jayley said...

Jersey, I'm usually pro-Jon also but at what point in time does the circus close its tent doors?

Both of them will regret the time they've spent with the media, doing what? trying to impress people? They have only 8 people in this entire world who really need to be impressed and accepted as parents.


Impressed by how much their parents love them and spend TIME with them.

How important is it to gain acceptance from strangers when your own children end up not liking you?

I never had a moments faith in KHate and am sorry to say my faith in Jon is less every day.

Those kids are seriously sc#####.

jayley said...

thankful to all for suffering through my dyslexia above...

lvnewsjunkie said...

What I don't understand is that instead of having to pay out a gazillion dollars in Hellers legal fees, why did Jon Gosselin not just reach out to Paul Peterson to get both himself and his kids released from the tlc contract? I remember way back when Paul Peterson first got involved he made that offer for Jon to feel free to reach out, that they had the lawyers to help him. I dont get why he didnt just save all that money and just contact him???

goawayfools said...

Kate will never do voiceovers, IMO. Her voice has an unpleasant screechiness to it plus she has such an annoying, unsophisticated accent. Have you ever noticed she pronounces "on" as if it rhymes with yawn, with an extra half-syllable in there? I find that so annoying and unpleasant to listen to. In addition, her voice has become associated with the most unpleasant, mean, unloving mother and abusive, hamheaded wife on reality tv. My personal response to her voice is visceral; she makes me want to hurt something. Seriously, does her voice not make you want to have your ears surgically removed? She has probably ruined any chance at being a spokesperson or actress/voiceover person by being herself, Kate Beelzebub Gosselin

Talk Show said...

Kate still might get a talk show with Paula Deen. This is from Media Week, The Programming Insider by Marc Berman, on Nov. 3, 2009:

"The upcoming NATPE 2010 conference in Las Vegas (Jan. 25-27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort) is still almost three months away. But here is a listing of the rumored first-run projects quietly being potentially pitched to stations. If anything is missing, please send me an email at mberman@mediaweek.com.


TALK
Mom Logic (Warner Bros.) – Based on the Mom Logic website, the hosts would consist of Paula Deen, comedian Judy Gold, former Early Show co-host Rene Syler, Lee Woodruff and…gulp…Kate Gosselin."

ManicNarcissism said...

lvnewsjunkie said...

What I don't understand is that instead of having to pay out a gazillion dollars in Hellers legal fees, why did Jon Gosselin not just reach out to Paul Peterson to get both himself and his kids released from the tlc contract? I remember way back when Paul Peterson first got involved he made that offer for Jon to feel free to reach out, that they had the lawyers to help him. I dont get why he didnt just save all that money and just contact him???


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Going from memory on some of this but isn't his lawyer his agent's dad? I know they are related. The agent had promised Jon a million dollar book deal, a new show, endorsement deals, etc. Probably once the agent realized that that was a long shot and 10% of nothing is still nothing, he got his dad to be his lawyer so at least the Heller's would make something out of it. I'm sure they are still dangling a carrot. They are trying to get him released from TLC so that they can all make some money.

This doesn't have anything to do with the children unfortunately. They went from 8 little moneymakers to be being 8 little bargaining chips.

SAHM said...

Ugh!

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/11/kate-gosselin-pretty-pink

Yep... all SAHM's have designer boots like that and dress up to the 9's when picking up there kids at the bus stop. Yep Kate... you are totally relatable and are a wonderful example of real SAHM's out there!

can't stand her said...

Wow, Mom Logic, really? Unbelievable. Why does Teflon Kate continue to get offers for tv work? Does ANYONE like her or have a nice thng to say about her who isn't affiliated with TLC? She is so dense and is no mother, except for spitting out those eight unfortunate children. She has no credibility or likeability. And how long until she pisses off the other hosts with her caustic personality, bullshit, need for control and ignorance? I really don't go around wishing harm or bad things on people, but Kate has that special talent to make you hate her. I guess child and spousal abuse without remorse are infuriating.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I remember way back when Paul Peterson first got involved he made that offer for Jon to feel free to reach out, that they had the lawyers to help him. I dont get why he didnt just save all that money and just contact him???"

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Attorneys want to be paid, even those affiliated with Petersen. I seriously doubt that any lawyer would take this case pro bono.

GoPoshGo said...

SAHM said...
Ugh!
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/11/kate-gosselin-pretty-pink

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Okay, at the risk of sounding completely catty, I have to ask: What happened to Kate's body????? After watching Monday night's broadcast, which included a clip of Kate post-tummy-tuck, I have to wonder why she now appears to be a lot larger/curvier (see link above). If you watched the clip on Monday (or the original episode), Kate's "reveal" of her post-tummy-tuck body shows a really slender body. She's got slim hips, slender legs ... she actually looks really attractive --nothing like what we see now in the ROL photos.

Granted, the big, fake boobs add at least 10 pounds to her silhouette-- but I don't understand how she looks SO much bigger from those post-surgery clips.

Maybe it's the hideous shoes.

GoPoshGo said...

Okay, I just can't let it go. WHO picks up their kids at the bus stop in these God-awful alien, hooker heals???????????????

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/30042/2009/11/kate-gosselins-pink-pick

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

Trump should have put Kate and Omarosa together for a REAL reality show.
I would watch that one. Oh yea.

Maude said...

This is shallow and snarky, totally insignificant, and unimportant I admit, but would someone please tell Kate she shouldn't wear straight leg skinny jeans. A wider pant leg would balance her burly waistline much better.

I had to laugh out load at the outfit she's wearing to pick up the kids! Not one item should go together.

On second though I get such a kick out of what crazy outfit she'll put together next, maybe I don't want anyone to correct her.

Nevermind.

Merrilee said...

GoPoshGo said...
Okay, I just can't let it go. WHO picks up their kids at the bus stop in these God-awful alien, hooker heals???????????????

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/30042/2009/11/kate-gosselins-pink-pick

11/12/2009 7:33 PM
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UGH! Where in the world did she even find those ugly heels! My My. The amazing mother is ready to take care of her brood now!

Vanessa said...

W.O.W is all I have to say about those shoes. Veeeery mommish. I wonder how much $$ they cost her?
Looks like she just woke up, take a look at the side shot of her head.

Denise said...

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3063250/0%7E2376778%7E2372808%7E6007659%7E6007686?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007686&P=1

Those hideous shoes are $360 at Nordstrums.

Elizabeth and James 'Lola' Ruffle Bootie

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

Denise, Thanks for finding the shoe info!!

Even if I had money (which I don't), I would NEVER SPEND $360 FOR A PAIR OF SHOES.

Not a fan of either said...

I know this has been mentioned before, but does anyone think it would do any good if we e-mailed Paula Deen and pleaded with her to see the error of her ways? I cannot imagine what she is thinking. Paula is all about family. Has she lost her mind? This just does not add up for me. Does Paula not know that Kate cannot cook and does not have a family oriented bone in her body? Does she not know that Kate lies and shams? The list goes on. Why would Paula do this? This upsets me as much as anything that has gone on in the J&K saga.

Im_in_PR said...

Those hideous shoes are $360 at Nordstrums.

She has such a gift for spending her kids money on the ugliest and most useless of items.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Regarding the above posts about Kate appearing in the Mom Logic show. I can't see that happening, but then again, Jon and Kate (especially Kate) seem to defy logic. Yesterday on the View, they were criticizing J&K's decision to spend Christmas together as that would confuse the children and engender false hope of a reconciliation. I would be embarrassed to have Kate on a Mom "Logic" show when her parenting decisions are being criticized on television (networks apparently seem indifferent to exploiting children on reality shows) but to have a mom criticized on other issues wouldn't bode well for a potential host for a mom logic show. Also, depending on what comes out in the lawsuits between TLC and Jon, the information could seriously hurt and tarnish Kate's credibility and reputation. I have a feeling the lawsuit will hurt Kate more than Jon. He at least is putting it all out there, whereas she has been trying to keep her media image in tact by denying, avoiding and evading anything that would damage it. Will be interesting to see what happens.

jibberjabbers said...

I know this has been mentioned before, but does anyone think it would do any good if we e-mailed Paula Deen and pleaded with her to see the error of her ways?

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The best thing to do is to not give any attention to anything associated with Kate Gosselin. Any attn is good attn.

Emails are ignored and actually a good thing when they see their email flooded with comments from viewers good or bad.

The best thing to do is to not watch anything associated with Kate, and let the ship sink itself.

Laurie said...

Well, here's their last ditch effort to get ratings (from rol today):

Jon and Kate Gosselin will sit down together for the final episode of their TLC series, Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Jon, 32, and Kate, 34, will open up about the recent events since their split earlier this year, the point which they transformed from a run-of-the-mill reality TV family to tabloid superstars. The divorcing couple will also address their future projects, as well as what they have planned for their children.
In addition to the meeting between Jon and Kate, footage of Kate's trip with the kids to a dairy farm and a firehouse will round out the final broadcast of the show, which has run on TLC since 2004.
The last episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will air on TLC November 23.

team8notjonorkate said...

Laurie said...
Well, here's their last ditch effort to get ratings (from rol today):

Jon and Kate Gosselin will sit down together for the final episode of their TLC series, Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Jon, 32, and Kate, 34, will open up about the recent events since their split earlier this year, the point which they transformed from a run-of-the-mill reality TV family to tabloid superstars. The divorcing couple will also address their future projects, as well as what they have planned for their children.
In addition to the meeting between Jon and Kate, footage of Kate's trip with the kids to a dairy farm and a firehouse will round out the final broadcast of the show, which has run on TLC since 2004.
The last episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will air on TLC November 23.



LOL- will Jon actually get to say a word or will Kate be doing all the talking? So long as the children are not on the show then I think that is just fine. Reality shows are a bad idea I don't and will not watch any new so called reality shows that may come on tv in the future. I can thank Jon and Kate for putting me off reality TV.

But You Can't Fix Stupid said...

Go Posh Go said on another thread, "BTW -- I read some of the Sheeples' comments on ROL, and they really, REALLY hate us. What a clever group of bad spellers they all are, though: their most inspired comments were references to us as "old Mad Cows -- mooooooo." There may have been a reference to big butts as well. Oh, the intellect and deep thoughts spewing from their pea-sized brains -- positively intimidating. Not."
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All things considered, better to have a big butt than a tiny brain.

I can always lose weight....

The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe? said...

What is WITH Kate and her shoe choices?

Good god woman.

And she seems to think she looks good these days.

Proving once again that $ cannot buy class or intelligence.

chesterctymom said...

Denise said...

Those hideous shoes are $360 at Nordstrums.

Elizabeth and James 'Lola' Ruffle Bootie

Did you google ugly shoes? Actually they would look best on a much younger woman wanting a fun shoe...not someone like Khate who has to cram in her Fred Flintstone toe...HA!

amymo said...

If you watch on you tube near the end of the interview w/ Natalie...she asks about the TLC lawsuit vs. Jon. Kate admits that it inadvertently affects her because of the contract they both signed. Sooo...I think she could be in trouble as well. This will be interesting to see play out in the next few weeks.

readerlady said...

So BM and her blog think we're old mad cows with big butts? Well, I guess I can qualify for the old - or at least past middle age. Big butt - unfortunately, yes. Mad - mad as hell over what's been done to those 8 children. Cow - that I consider a compliment. Cows are sweet and mild mannered (for the most part, anyway), they take wonderful care of their babies, and they help to feed the world. So, all in all, not the insult BM wants it to be. But I'll be soooooo happy to log into GWOP and find that there's no longer a thread needed for Tabloids, Antics, Appearances, and Other Diversions.

Aunt Chris said...

Man, I must really update my computer. I cannot see the butts of any of you on here! How can the Sheeple find them?

HateKate said...

Quick Kate, there's cameras ready to capture you being a nurturing, loving, patient, kind, "tell me about your day while the cameras are here to plead my case as a suffering single mom who needs to continue her Hollywood celebrity status freebies you deserve everything on a golden platter life" (whew I am exhausted) mother.

fidosmommy said...

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=334&pos=5


Is Kate a rule follower, or what?

(Note the sign and the painting on the pavement)

iheartmyhubby said...

Fred Flintstone toe...HA!

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LOL!!! OMG, that was funny. She has gigantic flat footed feet.

Her jeans are way too short to be worn with heels. Her mom jeans paired with a peasant top definately do not match the shoe. Very little people over 24 could pull off this shoe. Kate is not one of them.

Brummygirl said...

Laurie said:
Jon, 32, and Kate, 34, will open up about the recent events since their split earlier this year, the point which they transformed from a run-of-the-mill reality TV family to tabloid superstars. The divorcing couple will also address their future projects, as well as what they have planned for their children.
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When exactly was this filmed? I find it difficult to believe that Jon did this in the midst of suing T.L.C. I believe nothing which ROL says, they twist in the wind!!!