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CityGirl said...

I saw a promo for the upcoming Barbara Walters special. There was a clip of Kate smiling for the camera , of course, but something very strange is going on with her appearance. Especially the face. It looks like plaster actually. I cant quite put my finger on the problem, and I do mean problem, with the face. I guess I will have to watch that special to find out what exactly it is. And what exactly is so Facinating about Kate Gosselin. If it ends up being about the single mom of eight thing, well then I believe Octomom deserved a spot somewhere in there.
But then again, I hear her children aren't as "special" as those gosselin children. Nor deserving either.

Yolanda said...

We've all wondered what's in store for Kate in the future. Well, now we know:

(this article is dated May 28, 2029)

Kate Gosselin to Host Celebrity Whiner Competition

Vanessa said...

I am just imagining the Barbara Walter's Special. They both will look oh so heavenly with the smeared camera lense effect. Barbara will speak in her oh so soft putty-tat voice. The whole interview will be about the paps and tabloids. She MIGHT get asked 1 or 2 hard questions that she'll have rehearsed beforehand. And in the end NOTHING will have been said, no ACCOUNTABILITY, no REMORSE, no REGRETS. I'd love to know who was on Babara's List let's say 10 years ago? Heck, how about even 5 yrs ago? How many of them are still around today? How many of them are bankrupt? How many of them are still AS famous/notorious as they were THEN?
Pop culture is all it is, something for the "history" books.

junebug said...

Just wanted to say, how wonderful it felt to be scanning through the TV guide last Monday and NOT see Jon and Kate plus 8.

Enjoy your reprieve Gosselin children.

Vanessa said...

Please, I hope this post goes through??:)
Anyone who is new to this blog, go to the archives and check out "Three Stages of Truth"
There is a slew of stuff that should maybe be repeated or re-read so as to open the Sheeple's eyes.

barbee said...

The upcoming BW Special is oh-so UnSpecial. Some of the people she has chosen are NOT fascinating, they are annoying. Kate portrayed a 'character' that was sooo far from a 'mother' that it was ridicu- lously ridiculous. We know the show was 'edited', however, only the nasty side was aired (why would she want to allow herself to be shown in that light? Oh that's right, she sees nothing wrong with her narcissistic, egotistical, domineering persona!) It is funny that since she is no longer the 'star' of a show that is on the air, there are no pics of her running her errands, she's not speaking anywhere, she's like, well, what we hoped for, GONE! Let's hope that come spring TLC will realize that they played into the 'out of sight, out of mind' thingie and we won't be tuning in for more of her garbage (with her made up vocabulary, the special make-up and baby voice for the 'hard to deal with' days, and more free things, trips, etc. to see her ungraciously receive.

MickeyMcKean said...

Vanessa said...
Please, I hope this post goes through??:)
Anyone who is new to this blog, go to the archives and check out "Three Stages of Truth"
There is a slew of stuff that should maybe be repeated or re-read so as to open the Sheeple's eyes.

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Vanessa,

Can you be more specific as to where to look in the archieves for "Three Stages of Truth"?

Thanks in advance.

Is it really over? said...

Today is Saturday, Dec. 5... I am absolutely fascinated by the fact that Khate has been "out of the news" for at least a week now.

Nothing, no pictures, no articles - part of it is due to Tiger Woods fiasco, but mostly I believe she has finally become truly unimportant.

I harbor just the barest, wee tiniest curiosity about what is going on in the house now that she has lost her "television star designation"...

I assume she is majorly pissed and blaming everyone and everything for "taking this away from her... oh, and her children". I assume also that she is being just miserable to the kids.

But after so many months of being the joke of the month tabloid fodder, I am feeling ... what?.... something......... I just don't know how to describe it.

Not a feeling of loss, as I am glad she's been dethroned. Not a feeling of hate or anger, because she is no longer worth any emotional investment....

I'm just surprised that the day has finally come that she is GONE.

I'm even thinking that I might stop visiting this site... everything has been said a hundred times. There is nothing new, nothing more to keep tabs on, no more need to protect the children via public outrage and protest....

Can it really be true? Are the kids finally to be allowed as normal a childhood as can be expected in a home run by Khate?

I guess I am still sort of in shock. Can it really be over?

bev5555 said...

Is it really over? said...

Today is Saturday, Dec. 5... I am absolutely fascinated by the fact that Khate has been "out of the news" for at least a week now.

Nothing, no pictures, no articles - part of it is due to Tiger Woods fiasco, but mostly I believe she has finally become truly unimportant.


I think you are forgetting she is going to be on Barbara Walters special this Wednesday!

groovymom00 said...

Yolanda said...
We've all wondered what's in store for Kate in the future. Well, now we know:

(this article is dated May 28, 2029)

Kate Gosselin to Host Celebrity Whiner Competition
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I LOVED IT! - Thanks Yolanda!!

overthehill said...

are they still showing reruns in the usa?
today in the uk weve had the one hour special on the wedding .what are farce.
john was telling the little 4 year olds not to wear their crocs it would ruin their PEDICURE.

nanb said...

I was over at my favorite Gosselin scan site, there is an US magazine article.

Anyway, it says that Jon went snowboarding before Thanksgiving, had Holiday with relatives, was heard chatting Hailey etc.

Kate had catering company deliver food (surprise, surprise), Had Steve's in-laws for Thanksgiving (very strange to me) and actually visited with her parents ( by herself).

Personally, I think that if this is true, Kate must be reconciling to soften her image in preparation for her new show.

Vanessa said...

Mickey McKean,
Scroll down and anything from "Bethanna" is worth reading. :)

Swissmiss said...

I have not watched any of the Bawa Walters specials for many years. Too boring.

MayDay said...

Check out Joneslife blog...the up and coming new Gosselins except they are short two kids. They only have 1 older daughter and quintuplets. The wife just had tummy surgery and breast surgery-DONATED- of course, because "someone" heard their story and wanted to help. Doesn't this sound all too familiar? And of course they are "religious" too, just like Jon and Kate were. Not that there is anything wrong with being religious, but just another God following couple getting free things because they have multiple births and had opted for some sort of infertility treatment. I am sure the reality show is not too far off for the Jones family. Gosselins, Stansels and Jones...when will it end?

Chick said...

This is completely random, but I saw a Progressive commercial today. Scene: Bossy blonde pregnant woman and balding husband carrying a purse. BBPW says to progressive ;lady, "We're going to find the best deal on car insurance, and we don't care HOW long it takes!" BH rolls eyes. Progressive lady chirps something chipper, and the screen flashes "Kate and John can save..."

I almost fell over. Either Progressive has a sly sense of humor, or the horrriblest couple in America has crept way too far into the daily lexicon!

Glenda said...

Is it really over...
I totally agree with you! After the special Wed I think she will disappear completly. I bet she is mad because the Tiger Woods story stole her thunder. I hope they totally go away.

Pattypanda said...

Aren't you all just loving it this weekend. Not a Gosselin in site - no ROL,TMZ, Perez. She can drop the kids off at the bus on Monday naked an no one will give a flying leap. What will be the first to go. The new SUV or the McMansion?

Relieved They're Off TV said...

I am relieved that the Gosselin children are off TV but I have my doubts as to how long this will last. One thing that makes me wonder is that Aunt Jodi's sister's (Julie) blog has not addressed this at all. You'd think she would have something positive to say about the kids being off the show if it was a permanent situation.

And Megan (9:19 PM),I had no idea there were sites like that, how TERRIBLE.

Is it really over said...

PattyPanda,

I bet the McMansion goes... if they truly have a $700,000 mortgage on it and $200,000 on the unsold Etown house, I cannot see how they can possibly make the payments without any income.

And the fact that much of their money is going to lawyers doesn't help pay the mortgage, utilities and food bills either.

Here's what I'm expecting will be gotten rid of:

1. The not-a-nannies
2. The housekeeper
3. The country house
4. The spa days
5. Jon's NY apartment

A note about that - I remember once hearing/reading that TLC rented that apt for him, he didn't buy it.

6. The new cars once their leases expire
7. Those Utah trips for Jon
8. The hooker heels for Khate
9. The private school tuitions

If they end up back in the Etown house it would serve them right, but who in the world is going to buy the McMansion in this market???

And even if they could sell it, could they make enough to pay off the mortgage?

I foresee a lot of grief and heartache as this family fades away and is left to try to re-assemble their lives into some kind of cohesive family unit....

My prediction: won't happen. So sad...

can't stand her said...

I know why Kate loves Steve so much: he HAS to do what she says, at least while he's on the clock. Wonder if he's learned to say, "How can I make things easier for you, Kate"? Ironic that Jon was chastised for not saying that as she sat on her fat rear and bitched.

Canadian Mom said...

I don't think the Orphange nor the SUV will go first...

I vote Kate's last thread of SANITY goes first...

Brummygirl said...

Ah, but this is Kate you are talking about, she is still in cloud cuckoo land looking forward to her wonderful Spring debut on her "is it organic?" show.
It won't be until she is actually lining up at the food bank, that she will say "ummm...I am so a star, I am so a star!"
Yes Kate, maybe for fifteen minutes but it is up. Here is your cap and apron with the wonderful golden arches on it and you have to pay for your big mac, no freebies here!!!

Nasty Kate said...

Kate is yesterday's news (tabloid) now. Today, it's all about Tiger Woods. Woods' story continues to generate interests. Amanda Knox is also a more interesting story. Kate has to beat Jon with a 9 iron to trump them.

Barbara who? said...

No one cares about Barbara Walter's Special. I never watch it. It's stupid and pretentious. Kate can have it all by herself. No one cares. Can't stand Barbara's voice.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Yolanda, that was a riot!

Oh dear... said...

Bet Khates parents were surprised when they saw her "new look."

Is that our daughter?

Can't See Sheep said...

MayDay said...
Gosselins, Stansels and Jones...when will it end?
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I'd like to say that the Stansels losing their babies so tragically would put a dampner on things for people pursuing multiples for cash, but I don't believe it will. Maybe if people stopped watching this stuff, but that's not likely either. A lot of babies will die & the medical profession will have to get something in gear. People seem to only see the dollar signs. Maybe more child legislation, who knows, it's just all so very sick.

can't stand her said...

Re: Gosselins, Stansels, Joneses. What may be Kate's scariest legacy, beyond 8 emotionally wrecked children, is that she may inspire others to pursue multiples for money. Having worked in an NICU, I can tell you that the doctors and nurses and therapists do miraculous things there everyday. But the more premature the baby, the higher the chance that the parents will walk out of there with a kid who isn't perfect. The incidence of cerebral palsy and mental and physical retardation go up with multiples (even twins) and the more multiples you are carrying,the smaller and more premature they are likely to be. Some of the children who make it out of the NICU alive do so in a terrible state: profoundly mentally retarded, unable to walk/talk/see/enjoy life. Of course, they are the minority,but they do exist. And the doctors can't always predict which child will wind up so afflicted; some children have severe brain hemorrhages, infections, and scrapes with death only to come out okay afterwards. So you can't fault the doctors for trying their hardest. My point is this: the fact that the
Gosselins brought home healthy twins and sextuplets is nothing short of a miracle. They were the exception. Time will tell if those tups are delayed, but they all appear to have the potential to be normal adults, maybe not geniuses, but how many of us are? The odds that all of her children would come out okay were small; look at the other high order multiples families. People should not try to emulate her: she is an awful mother, an opportunist, and had the unbelievable fortune not to have a chronically sick child. Anyone who tries to copy her may bring home a child who will not be self-sufficient as an adult, and that doesn't make for great reality tv

nice foobs said...

Re: the Kreiders wondering, "Is that our daughter?" upon seeing Katan recently.

That may be your daughter, but those are not her breasts! Poor people. They seem nice.

Hair Flap Going Away said...

If you google articles on the B. Walters list, many articles make a joke out of the fact that Kate was picked. Many of the comments on those articles complain that she was picked.

Ha!

JenCraftyMomof3 said...

Kate Gosselin is fascinating because the people who forced Barbra Walters to put her on the View are also forcing Barbara Walters to say Kate Gosselin is fascinating. End of story.

Patsy P said...

I think Kate will have many opportunities open to her. She speaks rather well, is logical, is pretty much unflappable and looks good. I hope they can work the divorce so Kate gets to keep most of the money she makes after this is over with some going for the kids but none going to Jon. He can earn whatever he can. I can't imagine anyone hiring him for much since he seems to have nothing going for him.

PutASockInIt said...

Patsy P said...
I think Kate will have many opportunities open to her. She speaks rather well, is logical, is pretty much unflappable and looks good. I hope they can work the divorce so Kate gets to keep most of the money she makes after this is over with some going for the kids but none going to Jon. He can earn whatever he can. I can't imagine anyone hiring him for much since he seems to have nothing going for him.

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We all knew Khate posted here. I am speechless. This is so bizarre on so many levels.

N.E. Psychologist said...

MickeyMcKean said

Can you be more specific as to where to look in the archives for "Three Stages of Truth"?
*************
It's under its own title around 3/18/08.

Who's kidding whom? said...

Kate speaks rather well???????????
Oh. My. Gosh. Kate who? Not Kate Gosselin. She has a hard time putting together a simple, declarative sentence. Actually, she speaks rather improperish. Kate will have a hard time on any show that requires her to speak.

Megan said...

@ Patsy P

Are we talking about the same person???

As far as I can tell, Kate is a terrible speaker/host (um The View, anyone?), she is completely illogical (refer to thread re: Gosselin lies), and in the latest pictures (yellow jacket) she looks like a man in drag.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Re: The Truth will Set You Free

Whoops! I meant 7/18/08.
It's approximately 19 pages back (hard to keep count).
The top of the page starts with "These Sorority Sisters...."

N.E. Psychologist said...

Re: Previous post - The Truth will Set You Free- Sorry - that is/was Julie's blog. The 7/18/08 entry was referring to the Three Stages of Truth, It's about 19 pages back and the top of the page starts with "These Sorority Sisters........."

Bad day here - not enough coffee or something.........

Ohio Buckeye said...

@ Vanessa: Applause for your comment! Since Baba Wawa has sold any credibility she ever had in at attempt to hang onto her own fame, her definition of "fascinating" is dysfunctional/self destructive/emotionally bankrupt.

Baba, you are an old warhorse. Congrats to you for making it in a man's world in your day - seriously.

But since then, you've settled for tabloid-style interviews, and don't even get me started on "The View".

Take what's left of your dignity and for god's sake, RETIRE, woman, if this is the best you have to offer these days.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Is It Really Over, "But after so many months of being the joke of the month tabloid fodder, I am feeling ... what?.... something......... I just don't know how to describe it."

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Seems it's kinda like, after having an throbbing, aching tooth, you finally have it extracted. Relief! But your tongue seems confused and, so, for awhile, keeps searching that place you tooth once resided.

Kate Gosselin was MY OWN PERSONAL aching tooth, and good riddance!

(Not even my tongue is searching for her!) Blech!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Nasty Kate said, "Kate is yesterday's news (tabloid) now. Today, it's all about Tiger Woods. Woods' story continues to generate interests. Amanda Knox is also a more interesting story. Kate has to beat Jon with a 9 iron to trump them."

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Hilarious! And true! Thanks for the chuckle!

rural mom said...

Kate is not a good speaker, she has very little education, no grasp of the world around her, she isn't smart, she isn't well read, she isn't interested or curious about the world, all Kate can do is repeat, mimic and pretend, and even then it is painfully laced with "ums" and bad grammar.

Betty said...

As my daughter said yesterday while watching an October episode as I was cleaning off the DVR, Kate is an undereducated woman with little to offer the world. Someone (TLC) put her out there and sold the unobservant a bill of goods with some great propaganda.

Now that too many people have seen through it, getting an actual TV career is a virtual impossibility.

She saw the episode Kate's Story on the DVR listing and asked where Jon's Story was. :)

Sonja said...

Archive for "Three Stages of Truth" is in the tab for Jul 18, 2008

she is evil said...

PatsyP/Kate: you personally hope Kate gets most of the money in the divorce with some going to the kids and none to Jon? Please explain why you, a bystander, would care how much Jon or Kate gets in the divorce and why you feel the dvision of assets should be so lopsided? Why would you, a bystander, wish harm on Jon Gosselin? Like him or not, if the man is struggling financially, how could that possibly benefit the kids? Having gone through a period of unexpected poverty myself (after Katrina, things are better now), I can assure you that as much as you try to shield your kids from your financial woes, they see it. They see you worry, they become concerned when you explan tearfully that we can't afford xxx for another month or two. I wouldn't wish that misery on anyone, let alone a decent man whose participation on Jon and Kate made it the success that it was.

barbee said...

kate will impress people on the BWSpecial about as much as she did on the View. She can only form sentences if they contain 5-6 ummms each. I'm sure she is burning again, imagine Tiger having the gall to have his little 'episode' and taking the attention away from Kate that she so definitely deserves. He has almost as much nerve as Michael Jackson did for dying on Kate's time in the spotlight. What are these people thinking when they inconvenience her? And how dare BW feel Michael's kids are more fascinating than Kate's 8 paychecks (I mean kids)?

jibberjabbers said...

Patsy P said...

I think Kate will have many opportunities open to her. She speaks rather well, is logical, is pretty much unflappable and looks good.

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Video evidence of Kate Gosselin's gift of the gab. There is no doubting Kate's ability to speak coherently and intelligibly.

Kate Gosselin ums and uhs

Or the earpiece interview where she couldn't even complete a simple statement...

Kate Gosselin earpiece trouble

"I look in their eyes...." long pause.. adjusts the earpiece.

"I look in their eyes...."

Then TLC cuts it off. haha

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jibberjabbers said...

Jon Gosseln is the registers owner of sixgosslins.com.

If he made that site, he is pretty talented at it.

He said he will continue designing webpages and that should generate some income while he is unemployed.

What is Kate doing? She renewed her nursing license. Was that a publicity stunt or is she really looking for a job...

Seems like a publicity stunt. She even said it on "her story", that a nursing job will not provide her her family.

Some income is better than no income.....

Vanessa said...

Yes, Khate is a good speaker...in her "own" language which include grammar rules she makes up as she goes along.

Brummygirl said...

Kate articulate...I do not think so.

To the tune of Three Coins in a Fountain:..

Three "umms in a sentence"
Each one preceding a verb and noun"
All her ummms and her ishness,
Will eventually bring her down.
Make it soon, make it soon, make it soon!!!!

Kate's an idiot said...

jibberjabbers, thanks for the video links. Regarding the ums and uhs, I counted 31 in that 2 minute and 15 second clip (plus 3 you knows). And it's not like she's trying to answer something thay requires lots of thought; she's simply asked to describe what it was like to be pregnant. I suspect she had an earpiece in on this one also; her right ear/flap o' hair was kept off camera as we see her left profile during most of the um-fest.

Can't See Sheep said...

Vanessa said...

Yes, Khate is a good speaker...in her "own" language which include grammar rules she makes up as she goes along.
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LMAO! In her own language which only she & the sheeple speak. Too good Vanessa!


jibberjabbers said...
He said he will continue designing webpages and that should generate some income while he is unemployed.
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Good for him! Maybe that's it, he needs to do his own business, something like this, he'll have to branch out possibly, but good & I hope he is actually going to follow through.

What's kate doing other than still riding her broomstick (or kitchen mortar, hey look kids it's PA's own Baba Yaga!) around the chimneys of PA in the dark of night & inviting her bodyguard's in laws over for Thanksgiving. Sorry it it just struck me as really strange. Is she trying to convince them that she's not knocking boots with their daughter's husband & father of their grandchild?

Can't See Sheep said...

Jane in California said...
I don't think unflappable means what you think it means.
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LMAO! Yet another Inigo Montoya moment with the sheeple.

Foobfest said...

Yeah, Kate's a good speaker. She's plugged into a source that makes noise (earpiece) and then projects that noise. It looks like the words are coming from her mouth, yet she is just an amplifier to make the sounds TLC wants her to make.

Ellla's Mum said...

I get it, Kate is fascinating for various reasons.

Love her or hate her, how the hell has someone with absolutely no talent, who is also mean, self rightous, ungrateful and a big fat liar managed to keep up the level of fame that she has.

That's pretty bloody fascinating to me.!!!

Barb said...

Jibberjabbers, Jon did not design the website. They paid a company to do it.

http://www.3rdpath.com/

This new site showed up around the beginning of 2008 because I remember Kate posting she would have a weekly reflection.

The earlier site, with the same URL, was done by Jon and wasn't anything special. You could probably find it on the Way Back Machine.

For the Moment? said...

There is a very interesting article in The NY Times today about Jon. I haven't seen any mention of it here but I also read in another article that TLC made Jon turn down 2 different offers to star in a Super Bowl commercial which must have made Kate green with envy and maybe that is what brought the whole onslaught on from both Kate and TLC. They would have let her do it in a heartbeat had it been offerd to her. He would have been paid a huge amount of money and would have become a real celebrity, not playing off his kids. That was really, really cruel of TLC and Kate to do that. We all know that he could have pulled it off because he has proven that he can act in his viral UTube skit. I feel really sad for Jon and am praying that he beats the pants off TLC in the lawsuit.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I cannot believe that Barbara Walters is interesting this mean-spirited bitch, like The Queen, Walters' level of integrity is in the sewer

Vanessa said...

Good point Ella's Mum!
Her specials should be renamed "WHY Does The Public Find These People Fascinating?"

boyoboy said...

& inviting her bodyguard's in laws over for Thanksgiving. Sorry it it just struck me as really strange. Is she trying to convince them that she's not knocking boots with their daughter's husband & father of their grandchild?
+++++++++++++++
Wow! So Katie hired herself a family to come over for dinnner.

KatyKat said...

Kate? Well spoken?

PLEASE! My dog speaks better than Kate.

PaMa said...

This is almost a first ... an honest article in the New York Magazine about Jon that's NOT totally biased against him, but certainly paints a more realistic picture about his current situation.

http://nymag.com/arts/all/aughts/62507/

Merrilee said...

PaMa said...
This is almost a first ... an honest article in the New York Magazine about Jon that's NOT totally biased against him, but certainly paints a more realistic picture about his current situation.

http://nymag.com/arts/all/aughts/62507/

12/07/2009 7:25 AM
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Thanks so much for the link!

Betty said...

If the old proverb is true that courtesy is learned from the discourteous, our modern culture has no shortage of boors to instruct us.

Jon and Kate are mentioned:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/dec/07/na-the-party-crashers-and-decline-of-society/

my9cats said...

This is what I sent to NY Mag:

"As usual, fact-checking goes out the window with the media. I mean, REALLY, why should we believe anything the media writes when they get their info from tabloids. Case-in-point: Jon was NOT laid off due to health insurance coverage. This would be ILLEGAL and they would have grounds to sue, which they haven't. As per Jon's boss, Jon was terminated for not showing up for work, and when he did, trying to drum up freebies on the internet. The Discovery Channel did NOT approach the Gosselins until after they made a video and shopped it to various stations. This is per Kate. I'm sure there are more non-facts in the article but I was so annoyed at people who claim to be reporters that do not do their homework, I jumped right in to comments. EARN YOUR PAY and do fact-checking before presenting something as fact."

For the Moment? said...

Why would Kate leave her kids behind on Thanksgiving day and go and visit her parents? DOes any believe that she actually did go and visit her parents and if so why not take the kids? How cruel that would have been. I am thinking Steve's in-laws had to come as they had more than likely intended to spend Thanksgiving as a family, prior to Kate having begged them to have a catered Thanksgiving w/ her, including the in-laws so they could not turn her down. I think I had rather be sick in bed on Thanksgiving than have to go to Kate's house.

sillyrabbit said...

& inviting her bodyguard's in laws over for Thanksgiving. Sorry it it just struck me as really strange.

I'm not sure what I find more strange about the above. The fact that Kate actually invited her body gaurd's inlaws for Thanksgiving or the fact that GINA'S PARENTS accepted the invitation?

jibberjabbers said...

This is what I sent to NY Mag:

"As usual, fact-checking goes out the window with the media. I mean, REALLY, why should we believe anything the media writes when they get their info from tabloids. Case-in-point: Jon was NOT laid off due to health insurance coverage"....

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It is not illegal if they fire him because of high insurance cost BUT blame it on "surfing the web and doing other things". And that's what they did.

Lets be honest. Everyone who has worked in a office, will do things like surf the web while working.

So what? As long as you get your work done, it isn't a problem.

If it was a problem, the company should has WARNED Jon before he was terminated.

The thing is, the company knew it would be expensive to insure the family of 10. And they knew it would be illegal to use that against Jon to terminate him.

So what do they do? Come up with another excuse like the ones you stated.

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I worked for SBC/AT&T for 3 years. I was caught surfing the web for 30min straight while listening to an mp3 player and didn't even notice that my boss was watching me the entire time. LOL

I turned around and saw her sitting there just watching me. I didn't get a warning, nothing! Why?

Because when she went over to look at my performance record, it showed that I was meeting or exceeded the daily performance requirements.

Even when we sat together for the monthly review, she even said, she was shocked at my performance because of how much time I spent reading blog and going thru myspace. haha

I just told her that this was a good stress reliever for me. And I picked up a system of my own where I can get work done and do my thing at the same time.

I was actually a temp, and after 6months they gave me a full time position with excellent benefits.

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

As for them selling the big house and returning to the old house...I just don't see that as being feasible, the neighbors have only now gotten a sense of normalcy back! I would not want them in my neighborhood!! yuk!

I find it funny that the house is still on the market.. I bet Kate is beside herself, I am sure it would have been snapped up in a heartbeat.

That house is TOXIC. It should be razed, and a park/playground be built

For the Moment? said...

I just went over and watched the video that Jibberjabbers put up, about the ums and uhs at the women's conference and I think she is wearing an earpiece there also. I have noticed she never does that um and uh when she is on the couch talking to her favorite person...the camera. I ran into the video of her and the twins at the Taylor Swift concert and it was either Mady or Cara I couldn't tell which that she was all huddled with and talking to, neither of which looked very happy to be at a Taylor Swift concert so close to the stage they were in danger of being kicked by one of her boots. The video just gave me a really strange feeling....wonder if she was telling her she wasn't being appreciative. The child looked miserable doing that thing that they all do now, hanging her head. So sad that they can't even have fun they are supposed to.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Barb, thanks for clearing up the website design issue. I hadn't gone to the website in ages, but I always felt it was designed with one of those templates that came with the computer. When someone commented that Jon was such a talented web designer, I scratched my head, Huh?

Ohio Buckeye said...

She'sUmRuined said, "That house is TOXIC. It should be razed, and a park/playground be built."

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Great idea! A park/playground in memoriam to what was once (pre-TLC) the childhood of the Gosselin 8.

carolann said...

For the Moment? said...
There is a very interesting article in The NY Times today about Jon. I haven't seen any mention of it here but I also read in another article that TLC made Jon turn down 2 different offers to star in a Super Bowl commercial which must have made Kate green with envy and maybe that is what brought the whole onslaught on from both Kate and TLC. They would have let her do it in a heartbeat had it been offerd to her. He would have been paid a huge amount of money and would have become a real celebrity, not playing off his kids. That was really, really cruel of TLC and Kate to do that. We all know that he could have pulled it off because he has proven that he can act in his viral UTube skit. I feel really sad for Jon and am praying that he beats the pants off TLC in the lawsuit.

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I find this hard to believe. This would be back before the tabloids were involved and the ratings spike. A Superbowl commercial would have given TLC and the Gosselins huge exposure. No way would TLC have told Jon he can't do it. It's all about the money. TV networks never let anything personal get in the way of making money.

For the Moment? said...

Carolann...I think he was referring to this year's superbowl. Not sure and I cannot remember where I read that but it came through my yahoo alert system. They make the commercials far enough in advance that it could have been true. The way the article read it should come out in the lawsuit. In the meantime I will try and find the link.

For the Moment? said...

Re: Superbowl..the one coming up.

rent said...

"I find it funny that the house is still on the market.. I bet Kate is beside herself, I am sure it would have been snapped up in a heartbeat."

The market is down.

Also Katie spoke ill of it so much, who would want to buy it?

maybe they could rent it out?

For the Moment? said...

Re: Jon surfing at work.

I had a mini-supervisor once that always kept her screen turned at an angle we could not see. I sat w/ her once for training and she was playing spades (or bridge) on line the whole time. I didn't say anything but I guess she read my face and explained to me that she could do two things at once and that was why she was allowed to do that. I said I can see that as she indeed was doing the both. There are not very many people who don't surf at work. Jon may have taken it to the max but one can see that the insurance would have been astronomical for 6 preemies and would have made premiums go sky high for all the employees. If this was a small company, it would have been more than they could bear. So I am inclined to believe Jon on this one...I can see a company covering their bases on that as well since they would know that it was illegal to terminate someone for that reason. It was probably a mutual thing between the two of them as I think they did allow him to draw unemployment.

For the Moment? said...

RE: Jon and Super Bowl

E. Entertainment:

"Two different entities sought to solicit his services [for Super Bowl ad spots], but in my view, they were scared of TLC," says attorney Mark Heller. "In my view, it was a mean-spirited act on [TLC’s] part."

Heller wouldn't say exactly what the network did to ruin Gosselin's dreams or which companies sought his, er, talents. A rep for TLC declined to comment."

For the Moment? said...

Re: Jon Superbowl commercials.

I left this part off:

The lawyer for the reality-TV dad tells E! News that TLC essentially torpedoed two different Super Bowl commercials that would have starred the erstwhile Jon & Kate Plus 8 star.

getserious said...

Lets be honest. Everyone who has worked in a office, will do things like surf the web while working.

So what? As long as you get your work done, it isn't a problem.

Surfing and playing on the internet on company time IS a HUGE problem for employers, regardless if 'your' work is getting done or not. My son in law is employed by a LARGE corporation and his job is to monitor and report the computer use of every employee. As an employee, you are hired and being paid to do a JOB; not access porn sites, update your facebook, keep in touch with friends and family via email, or watch U Tube clips on company time!

GoPoshGo said...

It will be interesting to see if Kate uses her air time with uber-sell-out-Walters to continue to throw Jon under the bus, or to promote her new show. I for one am curious to know if the new show really exists, and what the whole thing is about. The rumors that I've read indicate it's an organic-themed show, loosely following the format of Diners, Dives, and Something (sorry, I've never seen the show, and can't remember the name).

If this really is the premise of the new show, I really have to wonder: WHO is the target audience???? Let's say Kate shares recipes and/or cooking techniques from the places she visits; given the cost of organically produced food, the average American cannot afford most of the ingredients that these recipes/cooking techniques require. If she's visiting "organic restaurants," again, given the cost of producing organic food, it's unlikely the average American family could afford to eat at these establishments. I have no doubt that the menu prices are inflated due to the cost of the organic ingredients AS WELL AS from the "trendy" ingredient of the moment: namely, the catch-phrase "organic." Even with a different host, I for one would find no appeal in a show with this premise. "Look what I can't afford to buy! See that restaurant, yes, the one where we can't afford to eat. Fun!! Let's watch again next week."

I don't know the SES of the average Sheeple, but I'm going to go out on a limb and conclude that their bad grammar, poor spelling, and general inability to form a logical argument pretty much put them out of the "Trump" league. I'm also guessing that the only "organic" thing about them would be the dust mites that have taken up residence in their dictionaries. Other than watching their Queen on a weekly basis, I can't see the show being of any relevance to them.

So I'm again left to wonder, WHO is the target audience for an "organic" show, and how could such a show possibly succeed?

Oh, wait -- I just answered my own question. It WON'T succeed. Okay, time for a premature happy dance.

Charles said...

Show Bis Tonight -- whatever it is called, with A.J. Hammer, voted Jon Gosselin as the most provocative celebrity of 2009. Ha! Don't you just bet Kate is green with jealousy! Loved it!

Sidney said...

The Superbowl commercial, Jon G. and TLC ...

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2009/12/tlc-squashes-jon-gosselins-super-bowl-dreams/

Carrin said...

getserious said...
Lets be honest. Everyone who has worked in a office, will do things like surf the web while working.

So what? As long as you get your work done, it isn't a problem.

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Not everywhere! My co-worker was fired for that, and the rest of us were seriously shaken!

Tami said...

WHY is Kate a part of the TLC commercial I saw today? They are already bringing her into the fold as the star of the lame new show they are creating for her?

Momof2 said...

getserious said...

My son in law is employed by a LARGE corporation and his job is to monitor and report the computer use of every employee. As an employee, you are hired and being paid to do a JOB; not access porn sites, update your facebook, keep in touch with friends and family via email, or watch U Tube clips on company time!
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Wow, that's pathetic. Do they have video cameras in the bathrooms too?

konGOaway said...

I was watching ABC and a preview of Kate's interview with BW came on. I recall that in the past, BW always sits to the right of the people she interviews. In the clip I saw, Kate is on the right. I wonder if that is to hide the earpiece and not make it so obvious. Kate's face and eyes look all puffy - she has either gained a lot of weight or something else is going on. Didn't see enough of the interview but she mentioned some blip about Jon coming home and telling her he is dating. Poor Kate. I guess that is what happens AFTER you tell your husband the marriage is over.

For the Moment? said...

I saw her face on that video too. She had on very heavy pancake makeup or something. It was very strange and unattractive. I think people should be forbidden from wearing earpieces in interviews. From what little I saw it is pretty clear that she is just going to lie like she always does because she has learned that these people do not fact check or call her out on anything. Another love fest and I am sure Barbara will be happy when she sobs. Although she might not use Articial Tears this time because of whatever is going on with her face that requires such heavy makeup.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Show Bis Tonight -- whatever it is called, with A.J. Hammer, voted Jon Gosselin as the most provocative celebrity of 2009. Ha! Don't you just bet Kate is green with jealousy! Loved it!"

"Provacative" doesn't necessarily have a positive connotation! In fact, the "award" most definitely did not paint a flattering picture of him. It would seem, then, that Kate wouldn't be green with jealousy, but rather laughing because his antics contributed to his receiving this award!

Midnight Serenade said...

I was flipping through the channels yesterday and came across the Pancake and Potty re-run. I had forgotten that TLC actually filmed one of the tups totally naked with his butt exposed in full view of the camera, while other clips showed the girls with their pants down on the potties. Isn't this a violation of FCC laws governing what can be shown (of minors) on television? Has anyone reported this episode to the FCC, and if so, was there an investigation? I would think not, since they are still showing it without anything blurred out.

MomIAM said...

getserious said...

My son in law is employed by a LARGE corporation and his job is to monitor and report the computer use of every employee. As an employee, you are hired and being paid to do a JOB; not access porn sites, update your facebook, keep in touch with friends and family via email, or watch U Tube clips on company time!
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Momof2 said...

Wow, that's pathetic. Do they have video cameras in the bathrooms too?
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All large and many smaller companies monitor desktop computer usage. It is a practical policy that saves companies millions of dollars.The computer is a tool for a job. If that was why Jon was fired, it was a valid reason. People are warned when hired and reminded annually.

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

Yesterday's episode was the one concerning some 'poop'. Kate proudly took a pic of one of the girls next to her poop. While doing so, she tells the world she takes pics of all the kids with their first poop.(at this point, I am speechless).

She did tell the world however, that she didn't get a pic of Mady with hers, but has one of Cara (future boyfriends take note), and can't wait to get pics of the boys with their poop.

To add to my disgust, while taking said pic, there is another little girl with her undies at her ankles sitting on the potty. Pedophiles love this stuff, Kate.

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

find it funny that the house is still on the market.. I bet Kate is beside herself, I am sure it would have been snapped up in a heartbeat.

That house is TOXIC. It should be razed, and a park/playground be built
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oops, meant to say 'she would have thought it would have been snapped up in a heartbeat."

Why would anyone want to own this house? Apparently no one does, since it has been on the market for a year. That house has so much sadness in it.

I am sure Kate thought they would have a bidding war on the place...lots of sheeple wanting kate's house--haha!!!

Someone should buy the house and raze it...build a nice neighborhood park/small playground...for children to play...and not work.

Bev5555 said...

Speaking of Kate's new show on organic food. I wonder what ever happened to her cookbook! Haven't heard another word on its release.

Can't See Sheep said...

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

As for them selling the big house and returning to the old house...I just don't see that as being feasible, the neighbors have only now gotten a sense of normalcy back!
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Maybe they'll put signs up on their lawns, "Stay Away Kate!" or "Kate Gosselin NOT welcome here"


konGOaway said...
I guess that is what happens AFTER you tell your husband the marriage is over.
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That is far to absent from most of this mess, that SHE told him it was over. Yeah, I know it'd spoil the whole poor me game that she's running, but it would be awful nice if someone took her to task over it.


GoPoshGo said...
If this really is the premise of the new show, I really have to wonder: WHO is the target audience????
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Me too. You don't often hear of large populations of wealthy single moms, at least I haven't. Mind you, you can swap an organic pepper for a regular pepper & so on. It's not that easy for every ingredient, but for some of it. I'm surprised she hasn't come out & said, "well if you love your family like I love mine you'll feed them organic."

But still I don't see that much of a target audience either. Dont' you figure all that out early on in the planning process of the show. Who honestly wants to watch kate painfully interact with people. Why are people going to watch what they can't try when it's kate selling it to them.

Now a very handsome & charming man or woman & that may bring in a few more viewers, but kate on her own or kate + her entitlement + her I'm better than everyone attitude, no way. Why do I have the feeling she'll fall in love with an ingredient like black truffles or something. I've watched travel shows to places I'll probably never go to, some for a variety of reasons, but kate is just not a good choice of a host. A host needs to be engaging & I've purchased fish sticks more engaging than kate, I find more charm in a great white shark. Hey, there we go, kate can host shark week, she can work on a real tan in some of those locations, instead of the Oompa-Loompa look she likes to sport.

allie said...

I read somewhere last weekend that the Gosselin's old house has been sold. Did anybody else hear that?

konhasyoufooled said...

There are new pics posted on so sugary of the kids playing in the snow. Does the picture of the babysitter/not a nanny look familiar to any of you?

gherkin said...

Okay everyone--got to the WRAL website (Raleigh tv) and it says Kate spent 3 hours this morning at this restaurant--Finches--serving food. Steve, her boyfriend/bodyguard, is quoted at saying they are shooting a new "test program". He then instructs the staff to close the blinds so no one can see Kate. Then Kate and her entourage huddle in a back room and then leave shortly afterwards.

According to a website--this is a geasey spoon/mom and pop kind of restaurant.

If I knew how to link the article I would. Sorry I don't know how to do that!

B said...

Did anyone hear Joy's comment on the view when they were talkin about the kids being sad the crew was gone and she said somethin like "they're thinking we're stuck with her?!"? I might have misunderstood her, but I think that's what she said.

gherkin said...

Be sure and read the comments on the WRAL site also. Everyone thinks she is a joke! This was posted as "breaking news"! How ridiculous.

Apparently Steve was using his bodyguard powers and told the news media to leave.

Also pics of Kate and Steve in a car together with Stevie driving.

nanb said...

For the Moment? said...
Re: Jon surfing at work.

I had a mini-supervisor once that always kept her screen turned at an angle we could not see. I sat w/ her once for training and she was playing spades (or bridge) on line the whole time. I didn't say anything but I guess she read my face and explained to me that she could do two things at once and that was why she was allowed to do that. I said I can see that as she indeed was doing the both. There are not very many people who don't surf at work. Jon may have taken it to the max but one can see that the insurance would have been astronomical for 6 preemies and would have made premiums go sky high for all the employees. If this was a small company, it would have been more than they could bear. So I am inclined to believe Jon on this one...I can see a company covering their bases on that as well since they would know that it was illegal to terminate someone for that reason. It was probably a mutual thing between the two of them as I think they did allow him to draw unemployment.
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I remember reading that the company objected to him receiving unemployment. Jon appealed to the state and an investigation took place. The employer was found to be within his rights and instead the Tups were born on Medicaid.

I'm too over this old stuff too find the article but I believe it was the Reading Eagle.

konhasyoufooled said...

MayDay said...

Check out Joneslife blog...the up and coming new Gosselins except they are short two kids. They only have 1 older daughter and quintuplets. The wife just had tummy surgery and breast surgery-DONATED- of course, because "someone" heard their story and wanted to help. Doesn't this sound all too familiar? And of course they are "religious" too, just like Jon and Kate were. Not that there is anything wrong with being religious, but just another God following couple getting free things because they have multiple births and had opted for some sort of infertility treatment. I am sure the reality show is not too far off for the Jones family. Gosselins, Stansels and Jones...when will it end?
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I tell ya enough is enough. I have had a baby and quite a few major surgeries (including a kidney transplant to keep me alive), a cancer survivor, you get the picture. I finally went to see a plastic surgeon for some help. My reason for wanting a tummy tuck? Pain and uncomfortable wearing anything on my waist. My insurance wouldn't pay for it and the other surgeon I contacted refused to even consider helping me out but yet these women who choose to have LITTERS of babies they can't afford get tons of freebies for overpopulating the world. I needed the surgeries to save my life and nobody cares about that. Our society is messed up big time. Keep rewarding people like the Kons, Stansels, etc but somebody who really needs the help for medical reasons be screwed.

Thanks for letting me vent a bit.

Fedup said...

They sold their old home for $325k ROL reporting..why it went so high? Did Steve buy it?

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

It appears the house sold. weird, as we were just discussing it.
Hope they perform an exorcism.
I'd do it twice, for good measure.

I'd rather live in the Bates Motel.

Geri said...

B said...
Did anyone hear Joy's comment on the view when they were talkin about the kids being sad the crew was gone and she said somethin like "they're thinking we're stuck with her?!"? I might have misunderstood her, but I think that's what she said

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Yep I heard her! She said the kids were probably sobbing because they are now stuck alone with Kate all day.
She has an evening show "The Joy Behar Show" and on there she mentioned Kate was a shrew.
Me thinks Joy has Kate's number.

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

gherkin said...

Be sure and read the comments on the WRAL site also. Everyone thinks she is a joke! This was posted as "breaking news"! How ridiculous.
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good catch!!

Memo to Kate: DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS.
We don't want you here. Some outspoken woman with big hair might just bitch-slap you and put you in your place.

gherkin said...

Just saw footage of Kate on the local Raleigh news at that restaurant. It actually looks kind of like a dump. Kind of diner-like.

The reporter was doing an eye roll when she said that Steve escorted her out of the restaurant and told her she had to leave. Top secret shooting for new show! LOL.

This place would be the farthest thing from organic, so maybe Kate is doing some kind of show where she tries out different food jobs? Waitress, cook, etc? Who in the world knows.

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

You guys will have to check your local news when the sale of the house hits the papers to see who bought the house. Maybe it is someone who wants their own reality show...just because they bought the house. haha!
Just when you think things can't possibly get any weirder...it does.

And my thoughts on Tiger? Who cares? I feel sorry for his wife...if I was her, I would be getting tested for everything I could...10 women, times all their partners, times.....that's a lot of bodily fluids going back and forth. He isn't worth it. Take ALL the money, and the kids, and go home to your parents. That marriage is O-V-E-R

Pamelajo said...

What is this about a show in which Khate is a waitress?

Tami said...

Okay everyone--got to the WRAL website (Raleigh tv) and it says Kate spent 3 hours this morning at this restaurant--Finches--serving food. Steve, her boyfriend/bodyguard, is quoted at saying they are shooting a new "test program". He then instructs the staff to close the blinds so no one can see Kate. Then Kate and her entourage huddle in a back room and then leave shortly afterwards.

According to a website--this is a geasey spoon/mom and pop kind of restaurant.

If I knew how to link the article I would. Sorry I don't know how to do that!

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Note to Kate: This stupid, sure-to-be-a-failure, of a show you are trying to get off the ground is NOT a good reason to leave your kids. You have "primary" custody and love to tell how you are there for them most of the time. They do not need you running off now chasing fame! It will not happen for you and you are wasting their childhood. This show will be stupid as well as any other thing you associate yourself with.

Tami said...

I don't see why anyone would question or worry about how workplaces monitor computer time and what people view at work. I was in the military around the time going online really took off. We would surf a bit but they monitored everything and pretty soon you could not access most things. Every e-mail you send and receive can and probably will be viewed. I send e-mails at work to dh frequently. He is still in the military, and many do not even go through. And that is with not sending anything off color, vulgar, provacative, etc. Everything is monitored and that is not a bad thing! I once had a boss who sat and tried to write a novel on government property/time for months until he got in trouble for it. Others have been busted for sitting and looking at porn, etc.

For the Moment? said...

Nanb....

Knowing Kate she was probably smart enough to manipulate the whole thing so they could get on Medicaid. She may not have book sense but has street smarts and is a pro at working the system and conning people, totally nonproductive member of society, sucking up space.

Betty said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/12/jon-kate-gosselin-finally-sell-original-home-profit

It will be interesting to see who bought it.

For the Moment? said...

Kate is so rude, I just can't see her serving food to anybody. What in world is TLC thinking, can they not find something she can actually do that does not require her 8 kids to be present. Whose gonna watch that?

For the Moment? said...

Bev5555 said...
Speaking of Kate's new show on organic food. I wonder what ever happened to her cookbook! Haven't heard another word on its release.

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I noticed on that clip of her at the Women's Conference she also said she was writing a sequel to Multiple Blessings. That is probably why they are trying to find something for her to do related to food so they release the cookbook. A bunch of plagiarized recipes no doubt.

Carrin said...

Here's the link to Kate serving food:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6572249/

Merrilee said...

Here's Kate doing her cooking show practice. Her possum seems to have died. I am betting she was told to nix the bad hair and to look softer and kinder. As if ...



http://www.wral.com/news/local/image/6572318/?img_list=6572318%2C6572272%2C6572264&ref_id=6572249

Carmen said...

Nanb....

Knowing Kate she was probably smart enough to manipulate the whole thing so they could get on Medicaid. She may not have book sense but has street smarts and is a pro at working the system and conning people, totally nonproductive member of society, sucking up space.

12/08/2009 9:50 AM
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It is amazing how low-life learn to "work the system." Folks that truly need help are passed over. The welfare-pros seem to get all they need and more. Jerks!

Merrilee said...

The "rest of the story."

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6572249/

can't stand her said...

For the moment, I think you may be right. The tups were probably on Medicaid simply because they were in the NICU. I think Medicaid kicks in automatically for uninsured NICU babies and probably to supplement the insured babies too. Otherwise, hospitals would not be able to afford to have NICUs. A similar thing automatically occurs when someone goes on dialysis, too (Medicare/caid). Jons boss showed a lot of self control in not speaking out sooner

konhasyoufooled said...

Fedup said...

They sold their old home for $325k ROL reporting..why it went so high? Did Steve buy it?
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Why would anyone pay 325k for that house when it was on the market for 299k? TLC prob had something to do with it to keep Kon in the spotlight. Does not add up

PA Woman said...

can't stand her said...
For the moment, I think you may be right. The tups were probably on Medicaid simply because they were in the NICU. I think Medicaid kicks in automatically for uninsured NICU babies and probably to supplement the insured babies too.
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Yes it does. I have friends whose insurance covered 80 0r 90%. The wanted to pay the rest themselves but actually were not allowed to since the medicaid (or some other aid kicked in). They didn't feel right about it, since the could afford the difference but essentially, they were not allowed to pay. It had to to with the hospital they went to also. They used the one closest to their home, but the hospital itself was in some special program. Mom was also anemic which played into it.

somebody has to work said...

"Note to Kate: This stupid, sure-to-be-a-failure, of a show you are trying to get off the ground is NOT a good reason to leave your kids. You have "primary" custody and love to tell how you are there for them most of the time. They do not need you running off now chasing fame! It will not happen for you and you are wasting their childhood. This show will be stupid as well as any other thing you associate yourself with."

Out of curiosity, how do you expect her to support the kids if she doesn't have a job? One of the good things about working on TV is that you have several months off a year. Maybe it's better for her to work for whoever will pay her for as long as she can. I hardly expect Jon to be able to support the family.

Just the facts said...

Not all NICU babies have medicaid. The birthweight has to be below 1000 grams (about 2.2 pounds) or there has to be another condition for automatic enrollment (genetic problem). I believe all 6 babies weighed more than 2.2 lbs. Medicaid also becomes the secondary insurer, and the primary insurer pays first, then medicaid kicks in. My daughter was 570 grams, and my private insurer paid everything. My friend's insurer paid everything after the deductible, and medicaid paid the deductible even though they otherwise would not have qualified for medicaid (income too high,but for the low birth weight qualified them). We also received $470 in SSI money during the time the babies were in the hospital, but that changed in 1997, so Kate didn' get that.

When the baby is release from NICU, you must then qualify for medicaid if you want to continue under that program, and then the parent's income and assests are considered, not just the qualifying condition of the child. My friend's child has Down syndrome, and they could not qualify directly for medicaid because of their income, but he could qualify under some special programs because of the genetic condition.

my9cats said...

Fedup said...
They sold their old home for $325k ROL reporting..why it went so high? Did Steve buy it?


The original asking price was 350K.
It had a couple of price drops ending at 299,999.
There must have been a bidding war for it to sell at 325K. Otherwise who would see it listed at 299,999 and then say, 'oh my it's Kate's house. She needs money so I'll pay 325K.'

konhasyoufooled said...

I was on dialysis for almost 2 years and my health insurance paid for it. After 36 months then medicare pics up but I also had to pay for medicare. Face it they used the system. My husband and I have had to pay for everything the insurance didn't cover which adds up over time. I bet they didn't pay one red cent toward anything. She is the most ungrateful human being ever. Now are insurance premiums are going to triple come the 1st of the year. I am telling you we who pay our bills and try to keep good credit get bit on the hind end for it. I watch too many people in my area get handouts and they just expect more. They never have to give up the pleasures in life either. Life is hardly fair at all.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

I wonder if Kate decided to grow out her hairstyle to accommodate/conceal an earpiece she'd undoubtedly need for her new show?

I wonder if TLC bought the Gosselin's home for Steve (and his family)so he could have someplace to stay near Kate when he's working long hours/days.

Of all the toxic people Jon has had the misfortune of coming into contact with, Michael Lohan seems like a very close second to Kate/TLC. Wasn't he the one who introduced Jon to both Hellers and Kate Major? And isn't there a connection between the Hellers and Glassmans? Doesn't seem like Lohan has done him any favours.

1momski said...

Boy will this show tank and it will serve Kate and TLC right.Guy Fieri has a great show in Diners,drive-ins and dives and it would appear from Kate's appearance in the diner in Raleigh that she is looking to duplicate his show's format. Kate will do a horrible impersonation of this show at best. She doesn't even cook, this is crazy! And what happened to organic Kate.
One other thing. Is it just me or do Kate and Steve always look like a couple? He is still the loved one that Kate spends so much time with. Steve's wife is nuts to let this continue. There has to be other work that he could do

kate is a cocky bitch said...

In rergards to the tups being on medicade, I know in some states hospital coverage is 100% covered by the state if a person does not have insurance and is proven to be a hardship/charity case. I had a friend who had to do it, she had a lot of paperwork to fill out and there was a lot of trouble on her end, but it was WELL worth it because she did not pay a dime in hospital bills which were literally thousands. I have a feeling The Queen didn't even think about insurance or anything when she was planning to cheat the system, I mean start a family.

Katesnotorganic said...

The diner that Kate was spotted in is supposedly a "greasy spoon"--although good and tasty --according to local reviews. Not organic or "healthy" type of place. Wonder what the angle is?

And yes, the taxpayers of PA did pick up the tab for the tups' birth and subsequent NICU stay--as well as a private home nurse for one year.

LisaNH said...

Merrilee said...
Here's Kate doing her cooking show practice.


http://www.wral.com/news/local/image/6572318/?img_list=6572318%2C6572272%2C6572264&ref_id=6572249


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Well, as Nancy Kerrigan once said "Why? Why?" Why on God's Green Earth is TLC so anxious to torture us with more Kate Gosselin? Why oh why would they give this no talent, ungrateful, arrogant woman a show of her own?

And why does the bodyguard still have to be around? I just don't have any respect for him. If he were smart, he'd see what a shrew she is and find someone else to guard.

Anne said...

Why North Carolina? If Kate wants a new "cooking type" show , there must be tons of places closer to home to film? Makes me wonder if she wants to end up in NC for some reason.

What, Queen Kate serving others?? said...

As far as Kate working in the restaurant...maybe she is practicing for that "Mc Donald's" job that she is so fond of talking about.

Also, if the Gosselin house was on the market for $299,000, why would someone offer more than they were asking for it? As far as making a profit goes, that just means that they will have money left over after the mortgage is paid off and the comission tot he realtor is paid, but not necessarily more money than they paid into the house.

How much do you want to bet that TLC bought the house under a "private citizen" name. Maybe to use as the seting for her wonderful new wizbang show?

Unfortunately for TLC I think the Gosselins' 15 minutes were up 10 minutes ago....

Kate Save Pa.. move to NC said...

Amazing ROL is now saying the house sold for around 300k instead of the 325k they stated earlier.

As far as Kate's new show is concerned as long as people talk about her they are going to invest in her.

Isn't it funny none of the 24/7 paps hanging around her house didn't get pics of her going to NC. Doesn't sound like the people from Raleigh were too happy to find out she was in their city!

gherkin said...

Let me just say that I am in Raleigh and no one wants Kate here!! She needs to stay in her own state.

I had also thought of the Diners, Drive-ins, Dives show and was wondering if that is the idea TLC is going for. That is the kind of place this appears to be. I cannot imagine why on earth she would be there otherwise.

And now I see articles about Kate's appearance tomorrow night with Barbara Walters and how her kids are "devastated" and have been "sobbing" because the cameras aren't there anymore. Let them sob! They aren't owed anything. Just go away!!

Button Button said...

Regarding employees use of computers on company time.


Tami said:

... (snip)...

Everything is monitored and that is not a bad thing! I once had a boss who sat and tried to write a novel on government property/time for months until he got in trouble for it. Others have been busted for sitting and looking at porn, etc.
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I think it is a good thing too! So many people are becoming "addicted" to computer gaming and/or porn, that it simply has to be monitored.

I worked for a mental health clinic. Computers were watched very carefully. The psychiatrist was fired for abusing his time and company equipment with his addiction to porn. What a disgusting creature he turned out to be. Heaven help us!

PA Woman said...

Kate Save Pa.. move to NC said...
As far as Kate's new show is concerned as long as people talk about her they are going to invest in her.


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I don't have a problem with Kate doing a cooking show, or what ever it is she is doing as long as the kids are not on it. The way I look at it is, if she can actually draw in an audience, good for her. It pays the bills and keeps her away from the kids. And if it doesn't draw an audience (as we expect) it will be canceled and Kate will get a BIG dose of reality. I see either option as a good thing as long as the kids stay quietly at home

Im_in_PR said...

As far as Kate's new show is concerned as long as people talk about her they are going to invest in her.

If you did the PCI (per column inch) math on what was written about Kate "The Snake" Gosselin in the year 2009, you'd know just why TLC is willing to keep her under contract. Just hazarding a guess here, but she probably even beat out Michael Jackson.

The sad thing for Kate is that she is stupid enough not to demand what she is really worth in publicity value. TLC is getting a Kmart Blue Light Special by using Kate. Kate gets some money to p*ss away on fake books, liposuction, manicures and spa trips. Meanwhile, the nanny raises her kids and Jon spins off into d-list oblivion.

Im_in_PR said...

And why does the bodyguard still have to be around? I just don't have any respect for him.

Remember when Kate was trying to deny that she was having an affair with Steve and she claimed that she had a "rotating staff" of body guards?

Missy said...

Is it possible that TLC wanted to help facilitate the divorce and Kate coming out looking good (house sells higher than they paid for it...). Maybe TLC bought it and will hold it and sell it after the divorce? I have no doubt TLC wants to keep Kate happy, she has always been their puppet.

season 5 said...

Here's my guess: TLC has taken a previous GWOP poster's suggestion and will film Kate "auditioning" for workin' class jobs now that she's a "single" mom. They'll film her as a waitress, working the drive thru at Mc'D's, cleaning the restrooms at some stadium,etc.

Nice that she'll work three whole hours per episode before her bodyguard wisks her away to the spa.

Now doesn't that sound like great tv?

alicia said...

"Im_in_PR said...

And why does the bodyguard still have to be around? I just don't have any respect for him.

Remember when Kate was trying to deny that she was having an affair with Steve and she claimed that she had a "rotating staff" of body guards?"
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Things do change. That was when Kate was "starring" in a popular reality show and TLC was paying for rotating bodyguards. Now she's just basically auditioning herself for a new show.

alison said...

"If you did the PCI (per column inch) math on what was written about Kate "The Snake" Gosselin in the year 2009, you'd know just why TLC is willing to keep her under contract. Just hazarding a guess here, but she probably even beat out Michael Jackson"

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PCI isn't used that way at all......but I get your point, Kate is way too popular (love or hate her) to ignore right now. Every time we click or comment on an article about her, no matter how negative the comment, her popularity ratings jump. All those letters to The View are probably what made Barbara Walters pick her for her show this week.

GoPoshGo said...

somebody has to work said...
Out of curiosity, how do you expect her to support the kids if she doesn't have a job? One of the good things about working on TV is that you have several months off a year.

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I agree with you in that Kate needs to work to support her family. But, I highly doubt her choice of a career on TV has to do with the "months off" the job affords her. I didn't notice Kate taking off "months" this past year....

Kate has other options for her career and lifestyle besides living the wanna-be-celebrity-in-the-McMansion-followed-by-paps life. No family "needs" the lifestyle she is desperately trying to maintain. And a career on TV is not the only way to support a family. A mother who really was "doing it all for her kids" would put the kids' interests first in just about every decision she made. Is an absentee mother who trots around dressed like a 2-bit tart on the arm of a man who is not her husband in the best interest of the kids?

Kate has had a taste of the high life, and will not go back to living a normal life without a knock-down drag-out fight. Her choice to continue on TV is not because she "needs the job" to support the kids. It's because she is a fame whore. Period.

And should her new show tank -- which I'm guessing it will -- I will relish the fact that Kate will have nobody to blame but her talentless, ignorant, arrogant, delusional self.

GoPoshGo said...

Im_in_PR said...
The sad thing for Kate is that she is stupid enough not to demand what she is really worth in publicity value. TLC is getting a Kmart Blue Light Special by using Kate. [snipped]

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I agree completely, PR. Just as she and Jon didn't negotiate for the money they could have earned in earlier seasons. They really are naive when it comes to any business sense.

The other sad thing about Kate is that she doesn't seem to realize WHY she is TLC's golden girl right now. Her inflated sense of self-importance makes it clear that she doesn't understand she is just a ratings-generator/publicity lightening-rod. She seems to believe that the execs at TLC actually believe in her as a legitimate "talent." I think her head will spin in a true 360 when TLC eventually drops her like a hot potato and moves on to the next "hot" reality star.

For the Moment? said...

Well as bad as I hate to say it, I just might watch a show w/ Kate being a waittress. What sweet irony that would be.

seen it all said...

just a comment on the people who work the system and companies monitoring employees Internet/ email activity -- I work w/ 2 of the biggest examples of those who know how to work the system. they treat fmla (family medical leave act) like it's additional vacation that they are entitled to and even schedule it out ahead of time to make the most of it...their fmla, vacation, sick and personal days... all told they work about 2 days a week - it's disgusting - and guess who they loooove? KATE GOSSELIN! of couse! also my supervisor has caught them planning their "time off" by monitoring their email, but they're still employed...I really don't know how though.

nanb said...

I'm wondering if to facilitate the divorce, one party is buying the other out of the house at the appraised price.

This would make the division of property easier.
What do you think?

PA Woman said...

nanb said...
I'm wondering if to facilitate the divorce, one party is buying the other out of the house at the appraised price.

This would make the division of property easier.
What do you think?

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I find it difficult to believe. That usually happens when one of the parties want to keep the house. Do either Kate or Jon want it? I doubt it.

However in support of your idea, with the divorce scheduled to be final in about three weeks, I'd say the timing is right.

Our county in PA records all the real estate transfers on the web, although there is a lag time. I wonder if that happens there?

Megan said...

@ She's um Ruined

Thank you for warning Kate about coming to Texas :o)

If I actually saw her in any of the restaurants around town that we frequent, I can't guarantee that I wouldn't react the way you described (sans big hair).

Seriously - WHO is the target audience of this show??

jojow said...

Oh my gosh - I just saw on the news that Kate was in Raliegh SERVING FOOD for more than 3 hours!! The reporters asking questions were asked to leave. Steve told them they were test shooting a new show.

Maybe it will be "dirty job done by Kate!!"

ps - I live in Durham, I SO wish I'd been there to see this.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Let me just say that I am in Raleigh and no one wants Kate here!! She needs to stay in her own state."

No she doesn't! Can't we just toss her back and forth and see where she lands?

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Why would anyone pay 325k for that house when it was on the market for 299k? TLC prob had something to do with it to keep Kon in the spotlight. Does not add up'

Someone may have put in a bid for the asking price. Another party came along and wanted it, so they outbid the first party. It happens all the time. I'll check tomorrow to find out if TLC had something to do with it.

Ohio Buckeye said...

For The Moment said, "Well as bad as I hate to say it, I just might watch a show w/ Kate being a waittress. What sweet irony that would be."

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LOL!

Call me when she's slid further into oblivion and dons the McDonald's uniform. All I want for Christmas..........

Barbee said...

Oh my, Kate was doing a demo thingie in Raleigh (my lucky son lives there, I hope he got to see her). She was working in a pancake restaurant (sure would love to have her be MY 'wait person' as I know how much she is into helping others. Steve was able to kick a reporter out and they closed the blinds (how can that witch control business places like that????). Then we have Kate's 'off look' for the BW Special - one thing is she actually has decent eyebrows drawn on, unlike her usual half circle dark ones. And theeeen we have kate now saying the kids were devastated when she told them the show is through. The tups had NO reaction when they told them they were getting divorced and don't seem to be devastated that Jon and Kate are both gone so much (sometimes even at the same time), but the camera crew being gone devastates them. Jon and Kate sure raised some screwed up kids, their values are all messed up. Oh, and finally, Hailey NOW wants Jon out of her life. Oh, and City Girl, agree with you on Octomom and love the comment about her kids not being as special as Kates, BUT, Kate's kids aren't as fascinating as Michael Jackson's kids (didn't make the Special). Bet Kate is also mad at Tiger for messing up and taking coverage away from her messy life.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Patty Panda said, "Aren't you all just loving it this weekend. Not a Gosselin in site - no ROL,TMZ, Perez. She can drop the kids off at the bus on Monday naked an no one will give a flying leap. What will be the first to go. The new SUV or the McMansion?"

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Remember Katan saying they can't go back and that she might as well stay in the spotlight 'to support my children' (yeah, right), because the publicity and photogs will never stop?

She WISHES.

As predicted here, her slide into obscurity will be at warp speed.

Ba-Bye, Katan

She's Um Ruined: Loved your post about rather living in The Bates Motel than in the ETown home! LOL!

Ohio Buckeye said...

BoyOBoy said, "So Katie hired herself a family to come over for dinnner."

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Yep! Seems to be Katan's concept of 'family' - you buy them. Apparently the Kreiders did not get the 'buy a family' memo, so Katan has no place for them at her table.

TLC bought the Gosselins as a 'family' and Katan is now buying a holiday 'family' for her Buzzkill Barbie Mansion in Wernersville. Ah...holiday memories for the kiddies - good times with mom's store-bought boobs and holiday 'family'. Warms a heart.....

Kate's an idiot said...

This um show could uh, you know, uh (*touches right ear*) be hilarious. TLC has no qualms with Kate making an ass of herself. In fact, I think they purposely edit in her lies, contradictions, and conceited bitchiness to get a rise out of us. The woman is unaware that she comes off as kinda stupid, unworldly, on the left half of the bell curve. Her sense of humor is painfully concrete, completely lacking subtlety. And I get a kick out of Kate thinking she's hot. The woman isn't ugly, but cmon now, Kate, no one will ever get over that shot of your pregnant belly in the opening sequence. For the first year or so of JK8, my daughters would scream "Ewww" everytime we saw that belly. Now to see her thinking she's ravishing or something with her ridiculous boobs, all dressed like a ho with her oompah loompah skin, WHITE teeth, and her face gone all slack and jowly from the Botox is humorous to me. She's delusional. So as much as I hate to see her rewarded with a new show in spite of her appalling behavior on JK8, hate to see her ego massaged and hate that those kids won't see much of their mother, I am looking forward to her making an ass of herself

eyeswideopen said...

When are Jon and Kate going to realize everyone thinks they are a huge joke and they are turning their kids into one, if they haven't turned already?

Jon and Kate! Wake up! You are an embarrassment to everything you say you stand for: fatherhood, motherhood, Christianity, marriage, family values, an honest image. And worse, YOU ARE AN EMBARRASMENT TO YOUR CHILDREN!!!! One day they will be very ashamed of you.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Barbee: so, let me get this straight: The Gosselin 8 are perfectly fine without their extended real family, yet they mourn the loss of the camera crew?!

And this makes sense to Katan?

It figures.
Consider the source.

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Call me when she's slid further into oblivion and dons the McDonald's uniform. All I want for Christmas..........

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Will she also be donning the ear-piece so her manager can cue her to ask, "Would you like fries with that?" Snark.

huh said...

"somebody has to work said...
Out of curiosity, how do you expect her to support the kids if she doesn't have a job? One of the good things about working on TV is that you have several months off a year."

Um, when is the last time Kaite was home for several months. Look at her book signing itinerary.
She was hardly home. And we have since learned on the show that she said she did not call and Jon should only call in an emergency.

Brummygirl said...

gherkin said:
This place would be the farthest thing from organic, so maybe Kate is doing some kind of show where she tries out different food jobs? Waitress, cook, etc? Who in the world knows.
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I noticed the flat hair again. They should make Kate wear a net, what a fashion statement that would be!!!

YeahNoKids said...

Kate's in people filming a test for her new show....

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/12/08/kate-gosselin-gets-to-work-on-new-show/?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+people%2Fheadlines+%28PEOPLE.com%3A+Top+Headlines%29

readerlady said...

I haven't had time to read all the comments on here, but do I have this correctly -KHATE was working in a restaurant in N. Ca.? Oh brother. Wonder how long that lasted. I've been a waitress. You don't last very long when you're as rude and indifferent to people as Khate is.

US magazine has an article on Khate today, quoting her as saying all the kids were sobbing in the van on the way home from school recently because there's no more filming. The article also says her new show in the spring will be a talk show, not a cooking show (well, the article says talk show, I added the "not a cooking show"). I didn't read all the comments, but most of them are anti-Khate. In fact, I'm pretty sure most of them came from fellow GWOPers, LOL.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Go Posh Go said, "Will she also be donning the ear-piece so her manager can cue her to ask, "Would you like fries with that?" Snark."

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Pardon any typo's: I'm laughing out loud here on that one! Thanks for the :)

Ah, the things I'd buy a tkt to see........

PutASockInIt said...

Just saw a clip from the BaBaWaWa interview.. and BaBa says.. "I think she'll be fine.. with a talkshow of her own". WHAT??!! We have entered another planet. This woman has NO idea what the hell she is being 'fascinated' for. She needs to go away and be 'mom-ish'(although, the more time away from them is better - but kids need moms). The trashiness of this saga is overwhelming. God help these children.

For the Moment? said...

Speaking of pancakes, I just saw a clip of Babawawa's special. Kate cannot even move her face she is so heavily made up and Babs was beside hereself because Kate choked up when she asked her if she was scared. Babs actually thought she scored a coup on that one. She has done no research on Kate whatsoever, has no clue she has been running around sobbing to anyone that will listen for the last 6 months. No sobbing with the artifical tears on this one...they would leave tracks in the makeup.

The angle is much better, though the lighting is not as soft.

I think she is being rebranded. No attitudinal spikes and she didn't shop at the hosto for this one. She was actually dressed decent.

Babs asked her about dating, and she was like why on earth(to the effect)would anyone think I would want to date..uh...because you have been running around dressed like a t***p for the last 6 months maybe? Oh but that was for her kids, I forgot.

And Kate is so loney...how can you can be lonely when you have 8 kids in the house..that would be my question. But no...that went ride over Babs' head.

And why did she take a fricking traveling job? What a dirtbag.

GoPoshGo said...

For the Moment? said...
[snipped]
Babs asked her about dating, and she was like why on earth(to the effect)would anyone think I would want to date.

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Why would she need to date when she's boinking the boobyguard???

LisaNH said...

For the Moment? said .....Babs asked her about dating, and she was like why on earth(to the effect)would anyone think I would want to date..uh...because you have been running around dressed like a t***p for the last 6 months maybe?
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Why would Kate want to date since she's been dating her bodyguard for months now. Why else would he be hanging around with her still?

When he no longer serves a purpose, she will dump him (like everyone else in her life who didn't know how to help her.) And it will be too late for ole Steve-O because no one will take him seriously. How could anyone have confidence in his "guarding abilities" when he's been her gofer for so long. Nice career move Steve.

Pattypanda said...

OMG the Kate worshipers are out in force tonight w/ a new pic of Kate with the worse hair possible on ROL. Pic must have been supplies by TLC, since they are "filming" her today. Otherwise it's been a great week thanks to Tiger. Oh and we're all jealous, cuz she has a "real" job.

Shari said...

Every time I looked at my television guide I was under the impression that Barbara Walters was interviewing Kate tonight....(Tuesday)....turns out it was the other 'Biggest Loser Finale'

barbee said...

repeating an old comment of mine, since season 5 was pretty much Kate alone and it tanked, why is she getting a new show? Oh well, when the new one tanks, she won't have anyone to blame it on because Jon and the 8 won't have been on it AT ALL, so the blame will be right on Kate's shoulders. Oh no, her shoulders can't take that, she already has the most terrible posture!

Can't See Sheep said...

konhasyoufooled said...
I tell ya enough is enough. I have had a baby and quite a few major surgeries (including a kidney transplant to keep me alive), a cancer survivor, you get the picture. I finally went to see a plastic surgeon for some help. My reason for wanting a tummy tuck? Pain and uncomfortable wearing anything on my waist. My insurance wouldn't pay for it and the other surgeon I contacted refused to even consider helping me out but yet these women who choose to have LITTERS of babies they can't afford get tons of freebies for overpopulating the world. I needed the surgeries to save my life and nobody cares about that. Our society is messed up big time. Keep rewarding people like the Kons, Stansels, etc but somebody who really needs the help for medical reasons be screwed.
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OMG! That's terrible that they won't help you, it is upside down, people like kate & the other's getting all these things when there are people who need them & can't get them. The world seriously needs to be fixed because this is so far away from right. I understand what you mean about uncomfortable wearing anything on your waist, my dad had a kidney transplant awhile back & he's never been able to wear anything on his waist either. He either has to have his pants up under his arms or below his waist. Good to have you with us though after all of that, sheesh, you'd think a plastic surgeon could help you. It's like people have to go out & do stupid publicity stunts before anyone will consider helping them. Whatever happened to you do it because it's the right thing to do or out of the goodness of your heart?

Charles said...

I think its a hoot that Kate was taking orders and serving food in that restaurant. I wonder if that wasn't really quite beneath her
Royal Hiney. Haaahaaahaaaa. I think it is funny!

She wasn't born to serve others, she was born to be served on a "golden platter," wasn't she?

Button Button said...

For the Moment? said...
Well as bad as I hate to say it, I just might watch a show w/ Kate being a waittress. What sweet irony that would be.

12/08/2009 1:42 PM

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Me too! Me too!! Loving it!

Can't See Sheep said...

Katesnotorganic said...

The diner that Kate was spotted in is supposedly a "greasy spoon"--although good and tasty --according to local reviews. Not organic or "healthy" type of place. Wonder what the angle is?
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Doesn't make a lot of sense after she's gone on and on about organic & healthy eating. Wonder if she goes on about how some people eat this way & that's okay but no way does she feed her children like that, all the while with the owners & customers all right there.

Katesnotorganic said...
And yes, the taxpayers of PA did pick up the tab for the tups' birth and subsequent NICU stay--as well as a private home nurse for one year.
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I'm thinking it'd be nice for the Gosselin 8 to use their celebrity to raise money for the NICU or the State of PA in some way. Give back to those that helped them into this world & made sure they lived & were safe & sound. To help other people who actually need the help & didn't set out to take the system for all it was worth.

She's...um...RUINED said...
Memo to Kate: DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS.
We don't want you here. Some outspoken woman with big hair might just bitch-slap you and put you in your place.
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Okay, I want to see this. I want to see kate put in her place, my goodness would I love to see it. Maybe they could do a show where they send kate to each state & then they can each put her in her place. If there's a GWOP member from each state that'd be great too. Call it 50 slaps or something. They tell you all about the State, show wonderful & interesting places of each State then at the end have kate put in her place. They could do specials where they send her to other countries, see kate bitch-slapped in Japan or by a Zulu lady in Africa, kate wanted to go there. Heck let Jon's mom get one in too.

Ms TT said...

Oh my, Kate was here in Raleigh shooting a promo for some show *eye roll*

Alice Blue Gown said...

One other thing. Is it just me or do Kate and Steve always look like a couple? He is still the loved one that Kate spends so much time with. Steve's wife is nuts to let this continue. There has to be other work that he could do

12/08/2009 11:20 AM
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I think Steve's wife knows Steve pretty well, and she knows Kate pretty well. It is obvious that he is at her beck and call FOR THE MONEY, not for love. Kate is no threat to their marriage. What man would spend that much time with her and then fall in love with her?

No man with half a brain would WANT
to be in her bondage.

Charles said...

And why does the bodyguard still have to be around? I just don't have any respect for him. If he were smart, he'd see what a shrew she is and find someone else to guard.

12/08/2009 11:44 AM

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He gets paid VERY well. He has his own family to go home to at night. She is "just a job" to him.

Just a job.

Merrilee said...

Anne said...
Why North Carolina? If Kate wants a new "cooking type" show , there must be tons of places closer to home to film? Makes me wonder if she wants to end up in NC for some reason.


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Maybe the tons of place closer to home know Kate too well and want nothing to do with her or TLC.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"The article also says her new show in the spring will be a talk show, not a cooking show"

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Then she needs to hire a professional public speaking instructor for some crash courses, and if the show involves food and restaurants, someone to teach her the art of table manners. She could bill TLC for the educational classes.

jibberjabbers said...

Kate promoting her new book.

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CityGirl said...

I just had a thought. Kate can whine the poor single mom theory, however, by now most of the viewers of the show know she isn't poor. Most single moms are struggling, barely getting by.. this is the only part they can't drive this theory home with. But just say, what if they film kate, looking toned down, less hookerish, less diva-ish, AND traveling around taking odd jobs such as working in a diner, then most single moms would relate. Even if its fake, they will still fall for it. Making her appear as though She really will work at McDonalds etc. That would actually resignate with some of the TRUE single moms. Single struggling moms cannot relate to a person dressed to the nines while caring for 8 kids, in full hair and makeup, we just can't. And if they can then they are not putting their kids first! She does appear to have toned down that crazy look lately. Maybe thats the plan. To go back to where it all began. Broke,(or claiming to be) struggling, low cost meals, and a little more thankful (at least while the cameras are on) Maybe it really is an Image makeover (She needs One) I mean, She does have EIGHT KIDS!!!!!!!!
She has to be exhaust ed ish !!!

IheartN.C. said...

Kate doesn't deserver the beautiful state of North Carolina. And North Carolina certainly doesn't deserve Kate Gosselin. Silly - but it steams me every time I read that she is spreading her fake entitlement, lack of civility and inability to express gratitude in my home state. Raleigh folks won't buy her act for a second.

Canadian Mom said...

@ Season 5 said...


I think you've got it with Kate doing 'relatable' blue-collar jobs in a different place each week...

Trying to garner sympathy because mean old Jon cancelled *her* show...

If everyone dislikes her as much as TLC thinks, wouldn't this appeal to those who want to see her really 'work' and degrade herself?

Also, alot of people will tune in to see how RUDE she will be...

Kinda like The Simple Life....?

Brummygirl said...

"somebody has to work said...
Out of curiosity, how do you expect her to support the kids if she doesn't have a job? One of the good things about working on TV is that you have several months off a year."
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How did you come to that conclusion. Only Vanna White gets away with that!!
Kate could have a job in her own profession and are we forgetting that Jon too has to pay for the children's upkeep....Oh, what am I saying..neither of them have a job, but Kate must have interest off all that money she salted away!

Nova said...

Canadian Mom said...

...Kate doing 'relatable' blue-collar jobs in a different place each week...Trying to garner sympathy... wouldn't this appeal to those who want to see her really 'work' and degrade herself?...alot of people will tune in to see how RUDE she will be...

Kinda like The Simple Life....?


Canadian Mom, you beat me to it. As I was reading tonight about Kate's shooting for her new show, I, too, thought that while Kate may think she's fooling people by doing manual labor (for a whole three hours!), most people will tune in to see her rudness, her entitlement issues, and her delusional snarking to the cameras.

I wonder if there were any real customers in there, or if they were all plants brought in by TLC.

Laine said...

When Kate works as a waitress at a greasy spoon/diner 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for at least a month, then I *might* be interested in watching a show once. Having her show up for a 3 hour shoot accompanied by her bodyguard and a camera crew with makeup artists isn't anything close to the real world.

maggie said...

Entertainment Tonight did a short segment with Barbara WaWa Tuesday night promoting her special.It seems that Kate is going to be bashing Jon and weeping how hard she has it making ALL the decisions BY HERSELF. And how lonely she is (with 8 loving kids)!

I am so sick of this. Jon pays her $7,500 per month (per their agreement & the courts oversee this). Jon is with their 8 kids half of the time. Kate does not have FULL custody and make ALL the decisions by herself. And if Jon was seen out with other woman starting in March 2009--yet they supposedly seperated around October 2008 or even January 2009then why does the world think that Jon cheated on Kate and Jon broke up the marriage? Jon didn't start dating until they seperated. How can Kate continue with all these lies?

Barbara Walters said that she thinks Kate will end up having her own talk show or be a co-host with other hosts (maybe the Paula Deen Show in Fall 2010).

Lastly,Barbara ended with "I think Kate will be a STAR".

Vanessa said...

Remember the "fridge cleaning"?
Is THAT the kind of behaviour the public will be subjected to?
Or maybe TLC will have coached her "new" persona to whistle while she works?

Can't See Sheep said...

jibberjabbers said...

Kate promoting her new book.
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Whoa that link comes up pretty quick wasn't ready to see that at 7 am. Wow, isn't she clever, ooooooo. I'm not sure which is more obnoxious her or her oh so clever title & oh so clever name, bleh!

For the Moment? said...

She could be her real self and pop her gum, wear her stilletoes, tight miniskirts, boobs hanging out, hair spiked up, try to use big words that she doesn't know the meaning of and with her loud cackling laugh she could be the new "Flo." Must be a comedy.

Anyone find it "fascinating" that she got "caught" filming her new show the day before the BW special?

She had the gall to tell BW the kids were sobbing in the van the about not filming. Why out of the blue, wonder what she said to them...I can just hear it. You kids don't have a job, now I have to support myself and you guys don't get anything, unless you get another job. I can't pay the bills, I have to wait on tables, no more trips, no more fun and games all because of your low-life father. If it wasn't for me you would be still be standing in the parking lot. I am sure they were sobbing in the van..they probably sob a lot these days.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Network news around the country did not preempt their local broadcast for Queen Kate, like they did for Michael Jackson. She is not in the same league as him or any other entertainer. QFI is a joke of a mother because her only means of supporting her children is through fame-whoring and begging for welfare. Queen Kate's sense of entitlement only rivals her huge ego. BTW, although I am not a fan of Jon's I cannot understand how many man can be in this she-devil's presence for 10 seconds, let along 10 years. Just for that alone the man is a saint.

barbee said...

I would be proud to represent WI in the Statewide Put Kate in Her Place Movement. There have been a lot of comments about Kate's new look (eyes). Someone finally must have been able to get through to her and explain that you don't do an upside down smile with black magic marker for eyebrows. She should not have been allowed to use markers any more than the kids. Another comment on the kids reaction to 'the' news (no, not the divorce, they didn't seem to care about that), the 'show' being stopped. She's raised them with values just like hers, 'people' don't count, it's $$$$, things, trips, etc. that matter and as 'entitled' kids, these things should NOT have been taken away from them. And don't get me started on Kate's NEW SHOW, she stank at the old one, who NEEDS her in a new one?

LP said...

OK - kate was in the NC diner to film a show. She was "acting" like a waitress and being paid handsomely to do so. Those who think she's being put in her place are wrong. Those who say that they'd watch to see her put in her place will just be feeding the ratings thus keeping the show on the air and kate will continue to think that she is all that.

she is evil said...

Yes, someone, preferably two someones, need to work to support those kids. That has been the case all along. Instead of seeing their reality show as gravy, the Gosselins decided to place all their financial eggs in the risky tv basket. Irresponsible.

PaMa said...

Jon certainly picked a winner for an (ex)girlfriend. It looks like she isn't ready to let go of her 15 minutes in the spotlight either... think "two peas in a pod".

As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer today:

HAILEY GLASSMAN, on-again, off-again girlfriend of Berks County baby daddy Jon Gosselin, will referee the girl-on-girl matches Dec. 18 at the Philadelphia Airport Ramada during the next Celebrity Boxing event.

Mary said...

Don't bother watching Barbara Toinight. She was on Letterman and she just loves Kate. Barbara said he (kate) is very smart and will go far she a "star". Letterman said something like really. Barbara then went on and on about her. Then said John is a nothing a nobody someother horrid stuff about him. But Kate is great. I going to bet she is person of the year. Not watching I hate most of the people she picked

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