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Tami said...

Dr. Phil today was about families who will do anything to get a reality show. These people thought someone would want to watch as they set their kids on fire and also had them do dangerous stunts. The guy looked like Richard Heene. Dr. Phil even mentioned Jon and Kate when talking about how the shows screw up families. Too bad he didn't have the balls to say that to her face in the past.

WallyWinnie said...

Tonight on "Chelsey Lately" she stated that Kate will be getting a new show on TLC. She showed a pic with Kates new long hair as they all discussed it.

Each person had nothing nice to say about Kate or the new show. Chelsey said it would be Kate- minus everything interesting. No kids, no Jon, just Kate trying to find a JOB!?

They really had a field day with it.....it was rather pathetic

lukebandit said...

i am taking criminal justice classes and i had an assignment last night talking about the severity of penalties when people are arrested. i kept cracking up thinking about penalty of severnessish with kate. under severe penalty.
the picture of kate in the hot air balloon, is that what she looked like or was it photo shopped? how could someone contort their face like that?

i am going to change my lukebandit said to

luke,bandit,chip,shoka and nola said...

they are all dogs.

Proudgrandma said...

I was not at home, but wanted to see it. I wondered if he would mention them. Did he say much else?

Fiddle $ Sticks said...

I wonder what Kate would ask when she looks in a mirror.

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who is the _________ one of all.

I wonder what the mirror would answer

Blueseas said...

During his Octo mom show, Dr Phil had Kate on as the parents of multiples who did it right.

Kate said that when she she and Jon tried to get pregnant the scrond time they were prepared for up to quads.

Right.. Jon had no job,had to get help with heating bill, but they were preparing for quads???

stopthemadness said...

Too bad Dr Phil didn't have the nerve to bring up this idea of further screwing up their family of impressionable, damaged young children with this Date Kate idea.

I love Chelse Lately but let's face it, people who like her and watch her are not the usual Kate Sheeple - I think folks' attitude towards her is already pretty much set.

KyPastor said...

Copied from the earlier Free Discussion thread -

I bet God's mad at her said...
Bluesclues, I don't think they go to church anymore. During the Kate's Story interview (with the famously elephantine legs on display), Kate complains that she can't take all those kids to church by herself. Blaming Jon and lying yet again. It's miraculous that she CAN take those kids on free vacations, to Dunkin Donuts, and to New York for photo ops all by herself. Maybe she'd still go to church if the paparazzi hung out there.

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The very best way to teach children how to behave in church is to take them to church on a regular basis. They begin to get used to sitting still, they make friends, they learn something of value to their lives. To stay away from church because it is too much work is denying the children and the adult opportunities for
growth in many ways. Teach them and they will learn.

Kate's Fate said...

Jane in California said, "Kate'sFate said...

Dennis Leary?
I say that Balloon Boy's father would be ideal for Kate, but I shudder to think of the two of them together - both so fame hungry they even make their own kids sick.
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Denis Leary (& the others listed) were meant in the context of dates for Kate - men that, to their credit, do not suffer fools, abuse, or b.s. well. Hard to imagine any in that list tolerating the Kids R Us, The Coupon, the freakout at melting ice cream scenes.

Tami said...

I was not at home, but wanted to see it. I wondered if he would mention them. Did he say much else?
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They just mentioned them quickly in with a bunch of others. He was just telling them how just because it's their dream doesn't mean its the kids' and that it is putting them in danger.

Maude said...

The picture of Kate in the hot air balloon was from her hissing back at the mechanism that delivers the air or gas. She did it several times and was cracking herself up.

I seriously wondered what she was on besides being high on 'being Kate'.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Sure do miss those great GWoP recaps!!!

Lucy said...

I lost respect for Dr. Phil and Kathy Griffin when they both did not challenge Khate to her face. It's one thing to dish her behind her back ... it's another to not continually agree with her to her face. Whoopi at least had the guts to express her own feelings/disagreements with Khate to Khate's face.

my9cats said...

Lucy said...

I lost respect for Dr. Phil and Kathy Griffin when they both did not challenge Khate to her face. It's one thing to dish her behind her back ... it's another to not continually agree with her to her face. Whoopi at least had the guts to express her own feelings/disagreements with Khate to Khate's face."
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ITA. I never watched Dr Phil. Found him to be a blowhard. I did watch Kathy Griffin and Nancy Grace but stopped when neither of them challenged Kate, and in NG case tore apart Jon based on depending on ROL et al and not doing her fact-checking. Lost total respect for her. Just another hack.

Midnight Serenade said...

I say throw Kate and John Edwards together. One's fame hunger, one is power hungry. Perfect recipe for the old "love is in the mix" marriage, with or without a mistress condiment.

marie said...

I think Cake Boss Buddy and KATE BOSS would be interesting to watch them trying to bake a cake together. He'd give her a run for her money.

N.E. Psychologist said...

my9cats said (snipped)
ITA. I never watched Dr Phil. Found him to be a blowhard.
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Jon stated that Dr. Phil was the only counseling Kate would agree to. When they di see him, Dr. Phil told them to "protect their brand."

I also have to add that Dr. Phil's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which is an important field but does not prepare someone to do therapy.
I heard him make some very unprofessional comments about a 10 year old boy on his show (to the parents, with the child present, on national tv) and lost all respect.

PJ's momma said...

Proudgrandma said...
I was not at home, but wanted to see it. I wondered if he would mention them. Did he say much else?

I don't usually watch, but I did catch that and he just pointed to them as another marriage (one of many he showed) that fell apart because of reality TV and said that it's not reality at all; it's completely scripted and having cameras in your face 24/7 changes the dynamic of a family. He was very PC about it. Of course.

Tired of Being DUPED said...

Midnight Serenade said...
I say throw Kate and John Edwards together. One's fame hunger, one is power hungry. Perfect recipe for the old "love is in the mix" marriage, with or without a mistress condiment.
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Oh, ITA. Could any two people be more disappointing?

konGOaway said...

Joy Behar had a panel on the other night to talk about octomom's swimsuit cover and the babies birthday. She asked about other reality families "like the Gosselins" using their kids for fame and one of the panelists said "the Gosselins are DONE".

Annies said...

Several of you asked if Kate and the kids attend church anymore. My best friend is very involved in the Assembly Of God Church they attended near Wyomissing,PA area and I go with him sometimes. No, Kate has not been there for near a year and Jon was last there Easter Day minus Kate with the kids. If she attends another church I think word would have gotten around this area. When they did attend, they went to church on Sundays but did not involve themselves in other activities such as small groups, children's activities aside from Sunday morning. The parents current lifestyle would not be one that would align with the denominations accepted lifestyle. JMHO.

Annies said...

In addition to my previous comments, there is PLENTY of help at the church to assist with getting all the kids to their Sunday school classes etc. and I would think the nanny could help replace Jon's part in getting them dressed and travel to the church building. i.e. I do not buy the excuse it is too much to do it by herself.. If the kids come first like she always says, getting them to church would be a top priority.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Couldn't find Chelsea Lately show featuring Khate comments.
Any help?

Huh said...

Blueseas said...
"During his Octo mom show, Dr Phil had Kate on as the parents of multiples who did it right.

Kate said that when she she and Jon tried to get pregnant the scrond time they were prepared for up to quads.

Right.. Jon had no job,had to get help with heating bill, but they were preparing for quads???"

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Funny how the story went from "just one more" to preparing for quads. The only way they would've been preparing for quads is if Kate KNEW there was a high chance for multiples and that's what she was expecting to happen.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"During the Kate's Story interview (with the famously elephantine legs on display), Kate complains that she can't take all those kids to church by herself."

Can't Steve go along?

Kids can behave in church. They will never learn to sit still in a congregation unless they do it. If their church doesn't have children's church or junior church, it's not difficult to find a church that does. If they don't want to go to formal worship, at least let them join a Sunday School class!

Irene said...

TVSnarks blog is posting a glossynews.com release of Kate's new show. Kate:Taming of the Shrewd where Kate does jobs for other reality show people.

If true would you let Kate walk your dogs? after what she did to her dogs

Would you let Kate watch your kids? After how she doesn't take care of her own kids?

stopthemadness said...

For Dr Phil to tell Jon and Kate to protect their brand tells you that they had basically decided their MARRIAGE and FAMILY were not the priority and had already gone by the wayside.A counselor would ask first if they are both committed to making the marriage work and doing the work necessary for that. The answer to that question tells you a lot. Sounds like the answer was no. Therefore the next most important thing is to continue to be able to protect and support the family, the kids, and the way to do that - the only way to do that at a level that they were "used to" the past 3 years - is through their show.
It wasn't all that bad of advice when you think about it. He didn't say "continue to exploit your children." There are many ways to get business off a brand.
Kate is branded as good mom - so that makes me wonder if TLC really has any ridiculous plans for a dating show. That blows her positioning right out of the water as a good mom. The work show sounds more realistic. Look how hard Kate is willing to work. (or pretend to work, although not for the wages the job would actually command, and only for one time, and if she gets to be on tv)

Just a standard sinner said...

Annies said: "The parents current lifestyle would not be one that would align with the denominations accepted lifestyle."

This bothers me so much. Only perfect people are welcomed to the house of God? Oh, this bothers me.

Christ ate with sinners said...

Just A Standard Sinner--I don't personally know about Assembly of God churches, or really many other faiths other than my own. However, if the church is truly Christian, they would welcome sinners into their mix, because Christ preached that we are all sinners, and Christian churches are supposed to welcome sinners with open arms and invite them to change.
My guess is the mismatch in this situation is more on J&K's part. I would think the church would not keep them from attending, but would preach love and responsible behavior. I would imagine it's uncomfortable to continually attend a church that preaches values and behaviors that you don't want to change to. For instance, who wants to attend a church that preaches love and forgiveness and kindness to your children if you ahve no interest in loving, forgiving, or being kind?

It would be like attending weekly weight watchers meetings but having no interest in watching your food intake. You would feel out of place, and as though you were being preached to.

Katan the stupid said...

Of course the posters stating that Kate most certainly could get those kids to church "all by herself" are correct. Obviously, church is not a priority in her life or she would make an effort to go with or without the kids. I believe Jon has custody of the kids on weekends, so what's keeping her from going by herself? She can't blame her fame and the paparazzi; they sure don't keep her from the shopping centers and her spa treatments. I don't care whether or not she goes to church; I am personally not religious. But it bugs the royal crap out of me that she targeted Christian churches and their members for a payday by pretending to be religious. Her faux born-again stance, post it notes with Bible verses on them, and the occasional "Glory be to God, hope he gives us a 15 passenger van" are shameless and has insured her a one way ticket to Hell.

Annies said...

Hey Just a Standard Sinner---No one said the church did not welcome The G's or anyone else that was a sinner, we all our. But if you go around tooting your faith as the two of them have and then live a lifestyle of greed, immodest dress, drinking etc. etc. I believe you should at least be called on the carpet for it.. This is biblical in the New Testament. Didn't Christ do that with Pharissees? He called them hypocrites in front of all to hear. By the way they were never unwelcome at their church and the church even made a media statement at one time concerning the matter after a rumor Star magazine started. So please do not misinterpret my comments. You have the right to disagree however.

tigerfan said...

During the Kate's Story interview (with the famously elephantine legs on display), Kate complains that she can't take all those kids to church by herself."

If I recall correctly, Kate's reasoning for her extended absence from attending church is because; going to church was something that she and Jon did together, as a family. IMO, even though the family 'dynamic' may have changed, the reason for attending church should always remain a consistent!!
If I were a betting person, I would bet that Kate Gosselin stopped attending church long before the BIG announcement of her divorce!!

N.E. Psychologist said...

Irene said (snipped)
If true would you let Kate walk your dogs? after what she did to her dogs

Would you let Kate watch your kids? After how she doesn't take care of her own kids?
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I wouldn't let Kate take care of my zhu zhu pets.

fidosmommy said...

Nobody at church gives her fame the time of day. No cameras, no fuss, just people going to the Assemblies of God Church to worship God - and not Kate Gosselin. Just a face in the crowd, no better or worse than themselves.

That must tick her off.

ihatefrogs said...

But if you go around tooting your faith as the two of them have and then live a lifestyle of greed, immodest dress, drinking etc. etc. I believe you should at least be called on the carpet for it..

Kate Gosselin certainly had no problem walking in to various churches nationwide when she was presenting herself as a 'solo gig' speaker and Jon allocated the role of SAHD. Apparantly Kate feels much more comfortable when the plate is being passed FOR HER as opposed to TO HER!

N.E. Psychologist said...

Stopthemadness said

.A counselor would ask first if they are both committed to making the marriage work and doing the work necessary for that. The answer to that question tells you a lot. Sounds like the answer was no. Therefore the next most important thing is to continue to be able to protect and support the family, the kids, and the way to do that - the only way to do that at a level that they were "used to" the past 3 years - is through their show.
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Oh it is abundantly clear that Kate at least, had no interest in saving the marriage. However, as far as I can tell the only "brand" they had was as the parents of the 8. How would they continue "the brand" without exploiting the children? Clearly, their attempts have not been successful thus far, even with all the $ that tlc is throwing on Kate.

stopthemadness said...

Oh, now I get it. The clouds have parted and the rays of light are shooting through. Kate doesn't go to Church becuse that is something she and Jon used to do. Not because she's too lazy to get up and get the kids dressed without her manservant to scream at about what kinds of barrettes can be worn. So with that logic then cooking supper and eating as a family is also something they used to do with Jon, so that would get her off the hook for that. And Jon used to bathe them, so maybe Kate's not "ready" for that either. I guess the nanny can do it if Kate's not there.
Thank god they didn't drop the kids off to school together or they'd be riding their bikes to the bus stop. What a foolish excuse.
Can do Kate was supposed to have a positive attitude about doing all kinds of stuff that Jon used to do. I guess pitching a tent made the cut, but church as a family didn't. I might make a similar choice but then I"m not a church goes and haven't pretended to be one while asking church going people for handouts.

I noted on Amazon.com that "her" book 8 Little Faces got one star and got trashed while the one she Jon and Beth wrote had 4 stars. Can do Kate can't write a book that sells. Even when she packs it full of the scripture she has no further use for.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

maybe if Kate didn't chase away her mother, her father, her brother and sisters and all of her so-called BFF's not to mention the countless helpers and volunteers she would have someone to help her at church because heaven knows she's way too lazy to do anything for her children by herself. This is really nothing new though. From the time they were born she was screaming that she couldn't do anything without all the (free) help she could get.

I bet God's mad said...

I suspect that Kate no longer attends church because she was never religious to begin with. I think all that born again rhetoric was merely hot air to get support from churches and churchgoers... for the freebies and money. At one time, Jon appeared to be truly religious. He was adorable and touching when he prayed for Kate before her tummy tuck. Kate, however NEVER ever behaved as if she felt the Bible's teaching applied to her. I think she faked the whole religion thing as part of her diabolical plan to get rich off of those kids. No proof, just a sneaking suspicion.

Vexatious said...

All this talk of church -- we're going to see Kate either coming out of church or going into one pretty soon, since there are too many coincidences between GWOP posts and what Can Do/Clean Slate Kate does for publicity.

ashlyn said...

tigerfan, Kate can't go to church because its all Jons fault.

22Starz said...

I dont think we'll see kate taking the kids to church anytime soon for many reasons...

There wont be the red carpet treatmentfor kate there...

No spa treatments for kate at church...

They would be split up and kate couldnt hear everything being said to the kids or hear what the kids might say...

Pretty sure theres no starbucks or NOBU being served for snacks...

No p-people inside showing what a devoted and caring mother that kate plays while cameras are rolling...

Love offerings going to the church and NOT kate...OMG NO WAY!....

Dont think she could handle the glares she'd get from people while steve is there holding her purse for her...

Kate isnt going to take her brood out anywhere where she cant be the focus of attention and have control.Kates faith was important to her as long as she was the one recieving the gifts.She has milked them dry and really dosent have a use for them anymore!

Button Button said...

Annies said...
In addition to my previous comments, there is PLENTY of help at the church to assist with getting all the kids to their Sunday school classes etc. and I would think the nanny could help replace Jon's part in getting them dressed and travel to the church building. i.e. I do not buy the excuse it is too much to do it by herself.. If the kids come first like she always says, getting them to church would be a top priority.
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I thought Kate was saying it was too hard to go without Jon, as in "It is hard to go as a broken family."

Missing 1/2 of the set of parents does make one feel different.

I took my kids alone to church for years and years and always felt like our family was very "different." It was not easy or fun, but I felt church was too important to skip, simply because we were minus a dad.

Can't See Sheep said...

stopthemadness said...
Can do Kate was supposed to have a positive attitude about doing all kinds of stuff that Jon used to do. I guess pitching a tent made the cut, but church as a family didn't.
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Ah yes, but then you see, "Can do kate", has been replaced by "Clean slate kate", who was swiftly ousted by "Mauling Colin at the Bus Stop kate". I'm waiting to see who she's usurped by, they should be coming along any minute now. "I'm really hoping we don't see "Guess my Plastic Surgery kate", she's dull & been around too many times. I'd love to see "Flying of into the Sunset on my Broom kate". No matter how you look at it, I think "Church kate" will be staying in the past, unless they can come up for a way for it to be very profitable without invoking "The IRS is Sending me to Jail kate".

grannyoftwo said...

when there are excuses for not going to church...you are not a committed christian in the first place...she can manage to go everywhere else..she manages to get them ready for school each morning, right..there is no difference in church...you get them up, breakfast, clothes, off in the van, same exact thing...Kate has and never will be a christian, she just plays one on tv...

Damage Control said...

Vexatious said...
All this talk of church -- we're going to see Kate either coming out of church or going into one pretty soon, since there are too many coincidences between GWOP posts and what Can Do/Clean Slate Kate does for publicity.
1/31/2010 7:15 PM
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And don't forget, Katie still needs to do the 'Born Again/Redemption Tour'. A whole new speech is certainly in the offing about how she didn't 'rely on God' enough during the last year+, and how she lost everything because she fell off the religious tracks.
Katie surely has more church-scamming ability in her, don't you think?

Laurie said...

Walking in to a church doesn't make you a Christian any more than walking in to a Porsche dealership makes you a sports car. It's got to come from within. I'm sure that her old church would welcome her but could it be that she might be just a tad embarassed by her behavior? I do believe that she and her people read this blog and they're all probably scrambling to find a church for her to "attend" even as we type. So when we see her latest photo op "taking the kids to church" you can take it for what it's worth. Don't look back Kate, you may just turn in to a pillar of salt (that goes for you too Jon).

lifeoriley said...

re: I bet God's mad
Kate was raised with religion--her father is an assistant pastor and Kate went to a private Christian high school. However, only she and God know I guess, what is really in her heart as to whether she really "believes."
The point is, Kate no longer goes to church because, as someone pointed out, she can't be bothered. If she really wanted to go, she could, with the help of the nanny, get the kids off to the Sunday school classrooms and sit by herself in the service. There is no legitimate excuse, IMO.
I have gone to church by myself sometimes, as my spouse and I are different religions. Sometimes we go together.

fidosmommy said...

Button Button said.....
I thought Kate was saying it was too hard to go without Jon, as in "It is hard to go as a broken family."

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That's what I thought she meant too, but I don't buy it. First of all, Kate is NOT grieving over her divorce to that extent. She wanted it "done, over, by the end of 2009" as if her marriage was a burden to her.

When members of our family have died, the rest of us went to church together. It helped ease some of the pain of loss to be among loving, understanding fellow worshippers. Divorced friends of mine (even acrimonious divorces) have found solace in the fellowship of their house of worship. Those are places you run TO, not from. There is something else going on here, I'm afraid. It has nothing to do with Jon being there or not being there.

Secondly, aren't the weekends Jon's time with the kids, at least most of the time? It would be JON who might say it was hard to go to church without an intact family.
Kate is free to go wherever she chooses most Sunday mornings. I don't know if she quietly slips into a different church - except we've been told by a neighborhood person that she hasn't been "spotted" in any church in the area.

The Free Lunch Blogger said...

Just a standard sinner said...

Annies said: "The parents current lifestyle would not be one that would align with the denominations accepted lifestyle."

This bothers me so much. Only perfect people are welcomed to the house of God? Oh, this bothers me.

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Anyone is welcome to an A of G church but to be a voting member is an entirely different story. You can't become a member of a church in just about any denomination if you don't agree to and at least TRY to live out the church's beliefs. Members get to decide where the money goes, which ministries to start or end, etc. WHy should someone who does not agree with the church's foundational beliefs get to have a say in that? There are plenty of churches in AMerica, so they can find one that is OK with their behavior if they want to be VOTING MEMBERS... which they don't seem to care about anyway.

No church expects their members to be perfect. But broadcasting their sinful ways to make MILLIONS of DOLLARS is a little different than the "average sinner."

Most likely their attendance caused a lot of problems for EVERYONE else who went to church there and when one person/family causes that much ruckus, it's standard church procedure to ask them to find a church that better suits their needs. Not because church members need to be perfect but they do need to feel comfortable to worship God. And if everyone is stressed up about whether Beavis and Butthead are showing up with cameras or if one of them is going to be rude, obnoxious, or downright violent (how many times do you think they knocked a kid out of their way, etc?)... That ruins church for everyone else. And in my opinion that is why they wouldn't be welcome anymore.

Misty pig said...

She physcially and financially can get those kids to church/sunday school where, as we have seen on tv staff helps with all the kids.

Does Jon take them when he has custody?

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Not having Jon to help her get the kids to church is a lame excuse. I'm Catholic, and my husband was rasied Lutheran. However, after the death of his mother his religious upbringing fell by the way side, and he does not attend church. I'm raising our kids Catholic, by myself. We attend Mass every Sunday, and my kids know how to behave in church. They also attend religious education classes once a week, and they've been going since they were younger than the tups are now. Khate's "woe is me, I have 8 kids" attitude doesn't fly with me. She has plenty of not-a-nannies to help her get those kids everywhere else,but they can't get them to church? Khate's faith is like everything/everyone else in her life. Once it was no longer useful or lucrative it was tossed aside.

Jane in California said...

Button Button:
I thought Kate was saying it was too hard to go without Jon, as in "It is hard to go as a broken family."

Missing 1/2 of the set of parents does make one feel different.

I took my kids alone to church for years and years and always felt like our family was very "different." It was not easy or fun, but I felt church was too important to skip, simply because we were minus a dad.

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I do agree with you that it is different to attend church as a single parent. Been there, done that and I just never felt I fit in. It seems to make people uncertain as to how to deal with you, or maybe that was just my perception and people just didn't feel like being outgoing, whether I was married or single.

I think that could be at play in a little way in Kate's case. Without Jon to act as buffer, gofer, and general dogsbody, Kate doesn't want to deal with going to church and feeling people's eyes on her. I suppose she could have her $1,200/day body guard attend church and sit next to her, if she really wanted to go.

Given her personality, I doubt Kate was ever really religious, but did it more to maintain a certain facade that she no longer feels need be maintained. If at some point down the road, it would serve her purpose to appear religious again -- she'd find a way to get to church.

anonymoose said...

Kate and the boys.

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/43506/2010/02/kate-gosselin-hair-tastrophe

Geri said...

Button Button said...
(snipped)
I took my kids alone to church for years and years and always felt like our family was very "different." It was not easy or fun, but I felt church was too important to skip, simply because we were minus a dad.

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Cudos to you. Your kids were minus a father, but you made sure they had their heavenly father. God bless you!

Brummygirl said...

Two of the comments in your posts stand out to me regarding Kate not attending church; they are:
1. Kate just cannot be bothered and
2. She may be embarrassed at her behaviour.

Assuming that Kate even has the conscience to feel embarrassed at ripping off the church with lies about being poor, this could be true. Jon too was involved in this even though his father had helped them re money.
Maybe her church would be all forgiving, after all that is what religion is all about...so that leaves us with the fact that she is too darn lazy!!!

Jenny said...

Yowza! This was the first time I had heard about the Taming of the Shrewd show...thanks for sharing that! I think that title is absolutely HILARIOUS...and appropriate! In other words, it sounds like TLC knows perfectly well the perception Kate has among most people and has even decided to acknowledge it by putting her in a show where she does the dirty grunt work for other semi-famous reality people. Oh my gosh, I'm dyin' here...there's justice after all! To think that's their best guess at what would be a money making show premise would be to let us all see Kate being put in her place...I'm soooo happily stunned at the prospect!

About her not going to church...I honestly don't know what to think about that. I know Jon used to wear those tee shirts with Scriptures on them and from some of the things he said, I got the idea he was involved in a Christian men's group that was helping him use Biblical wisdom in dealing with Kate and with all the pressures of having a big family and a reality show. That all seems to have fallen by the wayside now with the bar hopping & the women. On Kate's side, I recall her saying how much it meant to her to go to church, leave the kids in their various Sunday school classes and go sit in church with Jon and get revived and refreshed hearing the Word of God being preached. So I genuinely think that being Christians was important to them early on...and I think they were what we call "baby Christians" just meaning that they were new to learning God's ways and still had a lot to learn (like all of us). But I think the fame, riches & self indulgence that the show brought to them, along with the obvious marital strife, is what caused them to blow it all off and just go off and do their own thing and put church on the back burner.

Not being judgmental here...just trying to figure out what possibly could have happened to their commitment that did at least appear very strong in the early days. I'm sure hoping that whatever friends may have been established through their church early on, are lifting them up in prayer. I would like nothing better than to see them come back together and to the church after being hit in the face (and hopefully eventually humbled) with the realities of how doing your own thing, in your own way, just doesn't work out well. We're all eligible for forgiveness (thank God!)...but first you have to humble yourself and admit you've blown it...and so far I haven't seen that happening with either one of 'em. Maybe it takes complete & total failure in their new single lives before they come back to earth and get humble. I hope I don't sound like a know-it-all...I really don't. Just my two cents.

fidosmommy said...

lifeoriley said...
re: I bet God's mad
Kate was raised with religion--her father is an assistant pastor and Kate went to a private Christian high school. However, only she and God know I guess, what is really in her heart as to whether she really "believes."
The point is, Kate no longer goes to church because, as someone pointed out, she can't be bothered. If she really wanted to go, she could, with the help of the nanny, get the kids off to the Sunday school classrooms and sit by herself in the service. There is no legitimate excuse, IMO.

$$$$$$$$$

I agree. If the children can get ready for school on the weekdays,
what's so hard about getting ready for church on Sundays? They need
breakfast, hair brushed, clothes, shoes, coats and to get into the car. Shouldn't these children be able to get dressed by themselves by now? Mady and Cara should be able to get cereal out for all the children and pour milk while Kate gets ready. Then after breakfast, everyone else gets dressed, hair brushed and out the door. What's the big deal?

Kate should be used to the fact that she has EIGHT children by now, don't you think? And learned to cope with getting them places?
If not by now, when?

Medusa Kate said...

anonymoose said...

Kate and the boys.

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/43506/2010/02/kate-gosselin-hair-tastrophe

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Not to insult the homeless, but that is what she looks like, in that stupid jacket pushing a shopping cart.
She looks TERRIBLE.

Laurie said...

You know that the pictures are bad when ROL refers to her hair as "unkempt locks"....run a comb through it kate!

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/43506/2010/02/kate-gosselin-hair-tastrophe

PattyWithNoPity said...

New pictures on on Radaronline.com of Kate and the boys; calling her weave a hairDon't..
picture number 7 has it looking particularly ratty!
Trashy looking...

qtrfan said...

Laurie said...
You know that the pictures are bad when ROL refers to her hair as "unkempt locks"....run a comb through it kate!

Holy crap - her hair looks horrendously horrendous! It is obvious she doesn't have her personal hairdresser around any more.

Can't See Sheep said...

Wow, people post that she does not do enough with her boys & neglects them & what do we get, PUBLICITY of kate with the 3 boys. The hair & the hat really need to go, she looks ridiculous. Why oh why can't she just fade back into obscurity.

gherkin said...

Kate looks like Hailey Glassman in those ROL pictures!

my9cats said...

The sheeple are having fits over ROL actually stating a truth. LOL.

Brummygirl said...

Oh ha ha ha, just looked at those pictures of Kate. I thought at first it was a fur collar on her coat!! The comment about bag lady is right on.
The boys are smiling at the camera, perhaps the cameramen were making comments about her hair!!
Give it up Kate...your locks look shocked!!!

Aunt Chris said...

I looked at the pictures a couple times. The first time, I was only looking at the boys, getting big, looking cuter (looks like Collin still doesn't want to hold hands with Joel!) Then I remembered that I didn't look at Kate at all, so I couldn't comment on her hair. Wish I had not gone back - nightmares tonight!!!!!!!!

Gimme Gimme said...

I would not have known that was Khate if I had seen that picture on ROL somewhere else. Actually some bad comments...imagine that.

logical said...

those pictures of kates hair do look AWFUL however take a look at Collin. He looks seriously unhappy. He never smiles and in pic 8-10 hes walking with his shoulders all hunched up, like he's afraid. it might just be because he's cold however he certainly does not look happy!!!! makes you just want to hug him...I certainly feel for those kids!!

silimom said...

Wow. Just looked at the ROL pics - I have to agree, the hair looks really really bad. I've heard that extensions take a lot of work. I guess maybe this is a sign of the times - she obviously can't afford to have her hairdresser work on her hair everyday. Wasn't it just a few short months ago that she was regularly photographed coming out of the salon? Nannies, mortgage payments, car payments, gardeners, food, tuition, property taxes, insurance (medical, dental, homeowners, etc.) - it all adds up. Or is just a ploy to for the next People article - Jon's a deadbeat and I can't afford to take care of my kids or do my hair.

Kate, if you don't like the extensions, get rid of them. "Celebrities" do it all the time. The majority of the world doesn't buy that you're an every woman like the rest of us, scrapping by on a budget. Whether we like it or not, you are a celebrity of a sort. You might as well drop the facade. I think I'd actually have a tad more respect for you if you did.

iheartmyhubby said...

Kate's hair looks absolutely horrid. It is ratty and stringy and trashy!

And what's with the pumps from 1980 and a puffy jacket? She should have put that hair in a ponytail and thrown on some cute UGGS or sneakers. Simple fix and much more sensible.

silimom said...

I thought I remember sometime a while back a local mentioned that their church had asked them to leave. There was a lot of outrage over that, and a number of GWOP'ers explained that when a Christian is sinning, the Bible tells us that we must come alongside the sinner and confront them with their sin. If they repent, we continue to offer acceptance and support. If not, they are again given the opportunity to repent of their sin. If it is clear that the sinner is not going to repent, despite the church coming alongside them and offering support, they are asked to leave until they make the decision to repent.

I think that it is possible this is what their church did, if indeed they asked the Gosselins to leave. If Kate came to the church and was willing to change her ways, I am sure she would be welcomed with open arms.

Reading news said...

Personally, I don't give a darn about Kate's hair but once again I think it is horrible how no one seems to care about the kids' weather related clothing. It has been absolutely freezing here in Berks County with weekend temps down in the teens. These little boys are in vests - not jackets - with cotton shirt sleeves under them where a sweater was obviously called for. They also should be wearing gloves. I just don't understand what goes on in this idiot's mind. How terribly sad!

onthemoney said...

I think Kate's hair is illustrative of the saying, 'what a tangled web we WEAVE'.

Jen said...

So is Kate on a budget now? Goldfish (not organic) instead of Cheddar Bunnies by Annie's?

Flippermom said...

Thought this was funny...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buh8RsJ1JxM&feature=rec-LGOUT-farside_rev-rn-3r-4-HM

Ohio Buckeye said...

Jen said, "So is Kate on a budget now? Goldfish (not organic) instead of Cheddar Bunnies by Annie's?"

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LOL! Can the dreaded orange triangular things (aka Doritos) be far behind?! Tsk, tsk, Ms. Only Organic.

OnTheMoney: Good one about the 'tangled web we weave'!

Ella's Mum said...

After looking at Kate's latest photo (Straw-Gate), it is apparent that the only lie they didn't tell on Jon & Kate+8 is on the episode where Kate says that she has no fashion sense and that Jon buys all her clothes. She is clearly dressing herself these days!!

Jane in California said...

onthemoney said...

I think Kate's hair is illustrative of the saying, 'what a tangled web we WEAVE'.
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I nominate this best line of the day! Thank you for the good laugh :)

I took a look at those pictures and agree that Kate's hair looked a tremendous, tangly mess. She must be terribly self-conscious about her stumpy legs, because why else would she wear high heel pumps, when the top half of her is clearly having a "extremely casual" day? Tangly hair, baseball cap, bulky down jacket, and high heel pumps??? Does she even own a pair of athletic shoes?

Someone mentioned that they felt the boys were not dressed warmly enough for the weather. Could that be why Collin appears to be hunching in some of the pictures? Maybe he's trying to get his ears warm?

Momof2 said...

Wow, Kate must be getting desperate to be photographed...she's taking some of the kids to the store with her. The icky boys even. Boy do they look cold...that dumb ass Kate could at least give those kids coats with sleeves AND make sure they zip up....I'm sure she parked at the back of the parking lot and walked really really slooooooow so the TLC paid paps could get their shots.

2badsosad said...

Personally, I don't give a darn about Kate's hair but once again I think it is horrible how no one seems to care about the kids' weather related clothing. It has been absolutely freezing here in Berks County with weekend temps down in the teens. These little boys are in vests - not jackets - with cotton shirt sleeves under them where a sweater was obviously called for.


Kate wants to make damn sure that her 'little money makers' are ALWAYS on full display. What use are her children if they are bundled up and hidden behind weather appropriate clothing, ie winter coat, hat, scarf, and mittens and looking like the typical 'kid next door'!!

misty pig said...

I think that's a wig in those pics, not the extentions.

And she could have just drawn it back into a pony tail and it would not have looked so untidy.

nb: outing with the BOYS

Brummygirl said...

Goodness gracious!! I have not gone through R.O.L.'s comments before and am thoroughly amazed at some of the immature postings.
They call the posters on GWOP some awful names and their comments are all derogatory one liners.
We may have fun at Kate's expense at times, but we also have intelligent dissection and discussion on current Gosselin things.
I read about three pages and came off, it made me feel dirty. They treat anyone with opposing thoughts about Kate with obscene and abusive comments.
I will not be going there again and I thought B.M.'s site was awful, it is nothing compared to the ROL site. These are the kind of people whom Kate should worry about!

Gimme Gimme said...

They have to be freezing. She does something nice for them i.e. letting them get out of the house, and at the same time won't even bend down to zip Collin up. The other two boys are zipped, guess Collin couldn't do it himself. No wonder they were always sick before. Icky coats are just toooooo much trouble.

That again was Jon's job, dressing the kids, bathing the kids, putting the kids to bed and telling them goodnight, waking them up and getting them ready for school, loading the kids, unloading the kids. Miss Jon yet Khate?

For someone who is shopping for 8 growing kids she sure doesn't buy much. I thought she said she usually got 2 to 3 carts. What happened to that story. I shop for 2 and have more bags than that from the grocery store.

And just as we suspected "organic" and nutrition was a weak attempt at branding, she had to be about something.

she is evil said...

The "hair" looks awful. Did she decide to stop using her broom as transportation and have it transplanted to her head? And sorry for being so cynical, but anyone find it interesting that Kate finally spends alone time with the boys so soon after being photographed abusing Collin? Of course she makes sure the paps see her

jibberjabbers said...

I think her hair looks bad on purpose. To pull the attention away from her horrible parenting skill.

And to get people talking about her hair instead of her bad parenting.

Again, I find it 'strange' that the paps are able to find Jon all over the states, while they still cannot find Kate's secret location the past few days for the filming of her new gig.

Cesca said...

she is evil said...
The "hair" looks awful. Did she decide to stop using her broom as transportation and have it transplanted to her head? And sorry for being so cynical, but anyone find it interesting that Kate finally spends alone time with the boys so soon after being photographed abusing Collin? Of course she makes sure the paps see her

I totally agree with you!!! I thought the same thing! She is NEVER out with those three boys. That was a total COVER her a$$ b/c of how dismissively and coldy she treated collin. Those poor boys. She really doesn't like them. I hate to even write that in case they read though this some day. ;-(

PJ's momma said...

Today my dog got his teeth cleaned at the vet. His mouth was awful. They want to teach me to brush his teeth but I told them I tried and my finger was in there when he clamped down and it was not a pleasant experience. Plus, he is UBER-protective with me, so I don't know how they'll show me when he's trying to bark at them. I said, "Wait! I'll wear a Kate Gosselin mask! That'll scare him into submission! It worked with her husband and kids!" And we all roared with laughter. I hope it gives you a smile too!

Can't See Sheep said...

Flippermom thanks for posting that, it was a laugh! I like several of their other creations on her as well, hillarious.
Jane in California said...

onthemoney said...

I think Kate's hair is illustrative of the saying, 'what a tangled web we WEAVE'.
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I nominate this best line of the day! Thank you for the good laugh :)
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OMG, ROFLMAO!! I'll second that nomination!


Gimme Gimme said...
That again was Jon's job, dressing the kids, bathing the kids, putting the kids to bed and telling them goodnight, waking them up and getting them ready for school, loading the kids, unloading the kids. Miss Jon yet Khate?
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Every time I see this, all I can think is what the heck did kate do? Other than give birth, whine, bitch & make grandma soup what on earth did this woman do. Many women would think that they'd lucked out, if they'd snagged a husband willing to do all that Jon did. He did do a lot & it always surprises me just how much when people list it like this.

And yet again, we get to see her PR machine in action. Oh look, see what a good mommy she is, she's taking the boys out & she's alerted the phony paps to come take pics. Most mom's don't need their runs to the grocery store documented, apparently kate does. I'm surprised she doesn't call them to film her walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night at the mc orphanage.

Can't See Sheep said...

PJ's momma said...
I said, "Wait! I'll wear a Kate Gosselin mask! That'll scare him into submission! It worked with her husband and kids!" And we all roared with laughter. I hope it gives you a smile too!
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Thank you. :)

jibberjabbers said...
Again, I find it 'strange' that the paps are able to find Jon all over the states, while they still cannot find Kate's secret location the past few days for the filming of her new gig.
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Vampires are usually pretty good at hiding their coffins.

tuesday said...

Medusa Kate said... "not to insult the homeless, but that is what she looks like...pushing a shopping cart. Just Terrible".

Actually, I think she is finally starting to look relatable. I'm a sahm and know that there have been a few days that I've shown up at the local grocery not looking my best, baseball cap and all. While I certainly wasn't wearing super tight jeans and hooker heels, I'm sure there are days when I could've looked better.

I'm not defending Khate in any way, maybe now we'll get to see her as a mom, (the one who still does pr shots dragging 3 little boys along for pictures) Nah, forget that, there must have been the not a nanny home with the rest of the children, but she still dragged them out for phot ops after a long day at school. Gosh she just sucks in the mothering department.

katan the stupid said...

Jibberjabbers, I hadn't heard that Kate's new show had started filming. Can you fill us in on what details you know?

jibberjabbers said...

katan the stupid said...

Jibberjabbers, I hadn't heard that Kate's new show had started filming. Ca

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Sorry, it was just actually an "assumption" on my part.

Infdaily was also wondering why Kate was missing these past few days, and it "seemed" like she was out filming her new show.

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We've not seen too much of Kate Gosselin as of late, as it seems she's been out of town filming episodes for a new show she's doing.

But today it was back to normal life, caring for the children and running errands in Reading, PA.
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source

CityGirl said...

In the ROL pictures of "The bag lady and three little boys" it looks like Collin has decided to keep his gaurd up and stay in constant preparation for any open hand assaults.(just in case) Maybe Jon will get those children helmets for when they are with their "mom" for their safety. In every pic, he looks timid. I don't know that it is because it is cold, because Kate keeps them outside alot of times when there is snow on the ground. I believe they are used to the chill that lingers around that property. IMO.

Jessie said...

The pictures of Collin looking painful tell me that Collin doesn't want to be photographed. He looks very uncomfortable. He is probably teased in school about the TV show and her stupid parents, Collin doesn't want the attention.

Misty pig said...

Re:Kate's hair
-I think that the whole extensions magazine cover was to "test" the public to see if they were ready for new Kate and a new show.
I dont think they respone was favourable.

-TLC made a big todo about the hair extension and then they are gone. Why isn't she following the rules?
Did she hate them and got rid of them quickly or is she spiting TLC by wearing the wig,sporting straw hair do? Something is up.
Did the new show promise go south?

- I wonder if Kate gets paid everytime "paprazzi" or ROL takes pics of her running errands with the kids.

Reading news said...

Gimme Gimme said...
They have to be freezing. She does something nice for them i.e. letting them get out of the house, and at the same time won't even bend down to zip Collin up. The other two boys are zipped, guess Collin couldn't do it himself. No wonder they were always sick before. Icky coats are just toooooo much trouble.

That again was Jon's job, dressing the kids, bathing the kids, putting the kids to bed and telling them goodnight, waking them up and getting them ready for school, loading the kids, unloading the kids. Miss Jon yet Khate?

For someone who is shopping for 8 growing kids she sure doesn't buy much. I thought she said she usually got 2 to 3 carts. What happened to that story. I shop for 2 and have more bags than that from the grocery store.
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I was also surprised at how little she had in the cart for such a large family. I also shop at the Giant where Kate was photographed this week and they have two size carts. So surprising that she chose the smaller of the two so she knew when she arrived that she wasn't there for a full grocery order. Just another staged outing.

Ava said...

I was surprised at the small bag of goldfish she bought. I only have one child and I buy the large box because it is cheaper and lasts longer. Maybe she bought this bag to keep the boys quiet in the car. It sure is tiny for 8 kids. Maybe they all get 4 crackers each.

Gimme Gimme said...

I think so too, Reading News, staged outing.

As an aside, I think whoever notifies the paps where to be does get a kickback. I know they say Brittany Spears the boyfriend that was with her when she had her breakdown (who was also a photographer) was getting a kickback off the shots (as he had her out in the middle of the night at the drug store, opening up closed stores and all that craziness). I would say if anyone is getting it here it would be the network because of the ludicrous contract they signed.

MS M said...

Katan the stupid said...
I don't care whether or not she goes to church; I am personally not religious. But it bugs the royal crap out of me that she targeted Christian churches and their members for a payday by pretending to be religious. Her faux born-again stance, post it notes with Bible verses on them, and the occasional "Glory be to God, hope he gives us a 15 passenger van" are shameless and has insured her a one way ticket to Hell.
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I am not a Kate fan but really bugs me. I am Baptist and our beliefs are slightly different from Assemblies of God. Our belief is a person can be Born Again but can "backslide". In K&J's case, being suduced by fame and fortune. This doesn't mean a person was faking it and doesn't mean that they have lost their Salvation, they have just lost their way. God is a loving God and will forgive us all, Even Kate and Jon, but only if we ask for it.

Jane in California said...

Ava said...

I was surprised at the small bag of goldfish she bought. I only have one child and I buy the large box because it is cheaper and lasts longer. Maybe she bought this bag to keep the boys quiet in the car. It sure is tiny for 8 kids. Maybe they all get 4 crackers each.
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Yep, me too. I know that when I buy at Target, they usually have the best deal for the large carton container of Goldfish crackers. I only have one child, and I buy that large size carton. We definitely finish them before they go stale.

As to who notifies the paps when Kate has a planned outing - I would agree that it's probably either her PR firm or someone at TLC in arrangement with Kate. Most of the time, these have a very staged look to them, or Kate has clearly taken care to dress up. I'm not sure if the PR firm gets a kickback, or just considers it a wise move to keep their client out in the public eye as much as possible, yet under semi-controlled circumstances. Of course, they couldn't prevent Kate from being Kate and mashing Colin's mouth when he annoyed her. That wasn't planned, and had to be counter-acted by the secondary staged photo op of a rare sighting of Kate where her (icky) boys.

Yes, I do wonder where Kate goes when it is her non-custodial time. She must literally go into hiding. Maybe she's got some secret suite of rooms within the McMansion? Isn't it odd that there are very few pics of her when she is on her own?

There was that one with the stylist's assistant, and some PR person tried to sell it as her possible "new man" until everyone started laughing, as the lovely young man was clearly gay.

But we see none of Kate taking a little week-end trip to NYC, or out having lunch with a real friend, or anything remotely what I'd consider the norm for a mom enjoying a few hours of "me time".

konGOaway said...

The grocery store pics - looks like Joel is following Mommy's orders . . smile and hold each others hands and you will get 4 goldfish each when we get back in the car. Collin looks like he is unhappy about Joel hanging on for dear life and wants his hands free - probably to put them in his pocket because he is freezing. My goodness, she is really looking bad. And I'm not talking just about the hair. Circles under her eyes and jeans that shrunk two sizes in the dryer. Maybe if she stopped getting up at 5 am to exercise she wouldn't look so tired.

Medusa Kate said...

It doesn't matter if she is a sahm or a professional. SHE LOOKS TERRIBLE.

Her hair is a mess, but what tells the truth is her face...the jowls, puffy face, lines where there weren't lines just a FEW months ago...she doesn't look happy, and I don't recall seeing a smile.
She has to be absolutely miserable. Maybe now it has finally sunk in just HOW MUCH Jon did around the house/childcare, and now she is responsible for 50%.
paybacks are a bitch, huh Kate.

Way to go, Kate! You should be proud..Jon loved you, you threw him out...you don't talk to your family or Jon's family..you don't have any friends...you have lost your faith (if it was ever there to begin with)..your 'babies' have now grown up and aren't 'cute' anymore....you have isolated yourself and your kids on a remote 'estate'...the only friend you have is your paid body guard...you are the butt of jokes...you have no appreciable talent, and surely you know (even with your lack of intelligence), that your days of fame are over, and most people want to see you fail at life. Congratulations, you made it!! I hope your quest for fame, fake hair, fake teeth, fake boobs, fake tan, fake everything else was worth it. You are an EPIC FAIL.

silimom said...

I was also surprised at how little she had in the cart for such a large family. I also shop at the Giant where Kate was photographed this week and they have two size carts. So surprising that she chose the smaller of the two so she knew when she arrived that she wasn't there for a full grocery order. Just another staged outing.
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Well, first off, I've got a large family, and I go to the grocery several times a week. It could be something as simple as that.

However, wasn't it said somewhere that Kate has a personal chef? She probably has food delivered to the house directly or the chef does the shopping.

Gimme Gimme said...

Maybe she bought the goldfish for herself. Wouldn't put it past her at all or that is their prize for smiling at the paps. They always manage to get that shot, they are really very photogenic kids.

I agree Jane in California, might as well face it--she is just not that hot and more likely they have someone on payroll than the other way around.

I truly hope her new show works out at least enough to keep her working, or the kids will have heck to pay otherwise.

TUNDRA said...

Anyone know the details of Jamie Cole Ayers divorce and whether she is still Kate's BFF?

etownmom2 said...

Giant Grocery had Pepperidge Farm Fish on sale this week - 3 packages for $5

fidosmommy said...

Jane in Ca said.....
I was also surprised at how little she had in the cart for such a large family. I also shop at the Giant where Kate was photographed this week and they have two size carts. So surprising that she chose the smaller of the two so she knew when she arrived that she wasn't there for a full grocery order. Just another staged outing.


*****

Do you remember when the tups were
very small and Kate went shopping?
She used several carts, and one cart was packed full of bread loaves. Where is the bread now? Have they quit eating bread in that house? I haven't seen any evidence of her "staples" in her cart in a very long time. This leads me to guess that maybe
one of her helpers does the big shopping, and Kate just goes for the incidentals and fresh produce once or twice a week. That's very possible.

Of course it is hard to see into the bags to know what's in there - I would LOVE to peek, though.

Reading news said...

fidosmommy said...
Jane in Ca said.....
I was also surprised at how little she had in the cart for such a large family. I also shop at the Giant where Kate was photographed this week and they have two size carts. So surprising that she chose the smaller of the two so she knew when she arrived that she wasn't there for a full grocery order. Just another staged outing.
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Actually, it was me that wrote the above as I doubt that Jane from California shops in the same store as Kate here in Pennsylvania.

my9cats said...

How many times is TLC ROL going to take pictures of Kate going to Target and dropping off/picking up the kids from school?
B-o-r-i-n-g.

foreveryoung said...

Of course it is hard to see into the bags to know what's in there - I would LOVE to peek, though.

I cant tell you what's not in the bags. MILK Unless of course, its 'rare treat' week.

gherkin said...

Pictures on Radar of Kate going to get her nails done. It is obviously a staged photo op. She looks more put together. Who doesn't wear a coat in 20 degree weather?? She just has a little sweater on and her open toed shoes! Has to look good for the photogs!

Dunwoody Mom said...

And there is the ever-present "water" bottle.

gherkin said...

What is up with the water bottle? Is she trying to get some endorsement deal? She must be freezing!

Sidney said...

my9cats said...
How many times is TLC ROL going to take pictures of Kate going to Target and dropping off/picking up the kids from school?
B-o-r-i-n-g.

2/02/2010 2:47 PM
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I gotta say, I would think Target would "sign her on" and pay her for keeping them in the news. Isn't that nice that they have resisted? I love it! Or, what if they have? Ugh!

Jane in California said...

Sillimom said:
However, wasn't it said somewhere that Kate has a personal chef? She probably has food delivered to the house directly or the chef does the shopping.
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I know she used to have a personal chef, which I believe TLC paid for. I wonder if they are continuing to pay for a personal chef, now that there is no filming going on. I sort of thought that had been discontinued, but don't know for sure.

Kate has no experience in cooking for a large family. From what I've read of first hand accounts from helpers in the early days, she didn't do much more than order people about. Maybe the nanny has to also cook the meals?

What I feel pretty confident about is that Kate does NOT cook dinner for herself and the children five nights a week. I doubt she even packs their lunches or makes them breakfast, unless it's toaster waffles or cold cereal with a 1/4 cup skim milk.

kate's an idiot said...

Oh, stupid Kate. She gets slammed for the fugly hair and the next day makes sure her personal paparazzi get a picture of her with the hair looking better. If only she would be so responsive to criticism regarding her treatment of Jon, the abuse and neglect of her kids, her exploitation of the family for money, etc. Such a shallow stupid cow. Oh, and Kate, you're still a homely jerk.

fidosmommy said...

Reading news said...
fidosmommy said...
Jane in Ca said.....
I was also surprised at how little she had in the cart for such a large family. I also shop at the Giant where Kate was photographed this week and they have two size carts. So surprising that she chose the smaller of the two so she knew when she arrived that she wasn't there for a full grocery order. Just another staged outing.
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Actually, it was me that wrote the above as I doubt that Jane from California shops in the same store as Kate here in Pennsylvania.
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Ha! Right you are! Thanks.

PJ's momma said...

I was on ROL and saw those 'manicure' pictures. Holy smoke, those people over there really confound me. They attack everyone and anyone who doesn't agree with them. They're accused of being GWOPers, CREEPLE, jealous haters, and advised to go clean up their own houses and stop obsessing over Kate. They don't see they are online all day and obsessing about Kate, perhaps neglecting some of their own duties, while they treat ROL as their personal chat room. Do they HONESTLY think Kate would give them the time of day on an average day and with no transaction involved? Honestly? No way!

Sam said...

Pictures on ROL - holy cow, why is this woman orange?? She looks as bad as that midget from Joisey Shores. And her neck and chest area is like a whole shade darker than the rest of her face.

Somebody needs to tell her all that tanning and the heavy makeup ages your skin very badly.
As to the water bottle, is it really water???

pinkdiamond611 said...

The show before Entertainment Tonight in NYC area, (Access Hollywood?) was mocking Khate today and her weave. They figured out that the $7000 weave could have bought her kids over 1900 boxes of cereal. (did they copy this stuff from Gwop :-)) The Khate brand is a joke. Also, the Daily News on Sunday claimed that Khate Majors and Lohan dad are a couple now.

iheartmyhubby said...

It looks like Kate has decided to take out those hideous extensions! Too bad she hasn't decided to ditch the too tight clothes and hooker heels.

http://www.dlisted.com/node/35891

Kat said...

the $7000 weave could have bought her kids over 1900 boxes of cereal.

Or 1,167 gallons of organic milk (@ $6/gal), which works out to nearly TWO YEARS of 8oz of milk 3 times a day for EACH child.

Head slap, Kate!! (No, no, YOUR head, not Collin's!)

Hard to Keep Lolving Jon said...

WOW!!! ROL serious damage control....After yesterday's ROL critical article. Suddenly Khate is glam and svelt and lovely and wonderful and taking a wee break from her busy life......
WTF

The negative comments must not have been acceptable to the ROL bosses and the folks at TLC they sleep with....hehe

Guess those FM shoes work!

Kate's an idiot said...

We all know cheapo Kate didn't pay for the built in straw hat, I mean, weave. But even if she had an extra $7000, there is no way she would spend it on the kids. She'd blow it on ill-fitting clothes, spa appointments and futile plastic surgery. Hmmm, well if the kids were really good, maybe she'd spoil them by buying herself that (unfit) mother-of-pearl ring. We know how desperately they wanted her to have it.

Miss Karma said...

Kate looks so old in recent pictures.

Even though she clearly spends more time on her appearance these days (full makeup, new outfit for each public outing, going to nail and hair salon all the time), She actually looks much older and worse than last year.

Things must not be going well. The puffy face, dark circles under the eyes, the deep lines on the face, the double chins. That's not a happy person at all. How does she age so fast in less than a year? can we say KARMA?

msity pig said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
The show before Entertainment Tonight in NYC area, (Access Hollywood?) was mocking Khate today and her weave. They figured out that the $7000 weave could have bought her kids over 1900 boxes of cereal.
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This is what you get for going on national tv and crying poor..remember she couldnt pay the bills in her purse

misty pig said...

Kate's an idiot said...
We all know cheapo Kate didn't pay for the built in straw hat, I mean, weave. But even if she had an extra $7000, there is no way she would spend it on the kids.
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While most of us here think that J and K seem to be showing bad judement, acting immature, greedy etc etc, I never thought the kids were DEPRIVED of anything material....

ChurchgoingKate said...

Well you guys were correct.. As soon as negative comments were made about the ugly hair pics of Kate in her white wool hat TLC and ROL called the paps to have her new pics on an outing to the nail salon all dolled up in her teen jeans and Farrah Fawcett hair style. Now the only other thing you forgot TLC and Kate's reps is an outing going into a church building with all kids in toe. I guarantee it will be a Berks County socialite church devoid of the gospel but loaded with rich important locals. Kate is done with the evangelicals and their restrictive way of living. Hey plus her old AOG church preaches tithing 10 percent of your income. Ya think J&K put 10% in the offering plate each Sunday when they attended there? If they did the new wing would be paid off by now. It was convenient though. Austin's restaurant and the Giant Market are right next door.Her Pastor Dad and Mom must be so disappointed in her not raising her kids in the church.

Bubbles said...

But it's OK that she got the extensions, because she didn't have to pay for them like "commoners" would have! She's SPECIAL, remember? She has EIGHT kids! And her life is so hard, the poor thing deserves a little treat now and then!

BURRRRRR... said...

Just took a look at some of the comments on ROL and they're saying that Kate's dress in the latest pictures is appropriate because they don't see any snow on the ground and that she can wear open toe shoes or even sandles if she wants. Maybe it's just me, but it's been damn cold here in PA!!

Wow, really? said...

Curiosity got to me and I just went over the see the new pictures of "pretty/manicure" Kate on ROL. She really needs to take better care of herself, or something! She's about 15 years younger than me and is way more jowly and puffy than I am. She should most definitely be looking more vibrant than she does, at her young age! Wow.

Ella's Mum said...

Were those pictures of Kate going for a mani/pedi taken yesterday?. Aren't the kids home from school on Tuesdays and Thursdays?

Anything to get away from them, eh!!

Tami said...

My thoughts on the recent pics:

The hair is not holding up well in the PA winter. You should have thought about that, Kate! You hide it under a hat, probably to hide the icky, nasty braiding at the scalp as the wind whips it around, but it's still fried and clownish looking. Take out the weave or just put it up when you go out if you are not going to take care of it!

I have to disagree that her legs are looking fat or stumpy. If that is fat then my legs would be mistaken for an elephant's legs. She looks ok in the jeans and jacket IMO, but the shoes are just a stupid choice. Give up the hopes of being a hot and sexy mom and put on some regular shoes! Also, put COATS on your kids. They don't look extra special and different from all the other kids out there, so dress them like the other kids--warmly! The thing is, people complain when she goes out and gets all this plastic surgery, saying why can't she just be the average mom, but then look at a perfectly normal set of legs, for instance, and say she's fat. She's not. I hope this is not the old 'everyone has to be a size 0' thinking that is going on.

I take my preschooler to school in the morning and I can say without a doubt that she is humiliating herself and her kids if she is going to continue with look she had in pics like the manicure one. First of all, lose the heels! If you are going to wear jeans, you don't have to wear peep toed stilettos just to try to get attention. You can wear a coat and not just a little low cut sweater. Furthermore, when pics are show like one in hat and the bad hair, you do not then HAVE to go out the next day trying to be all dolled up to do damage control. Who has time for that? Just drop the sex kitten act already. It failed.

Which brings me to why the pics were even taken in the first place. Never in a million years will I believe that real paparazzi are just hanging out in Reading, PA at every Target, tanning salon and grocery store (and Starbucks and Kinkos!) in the hopes of getting a shot at a has-been, D-list former reality "star"! You KNOW she is letting it be known she is going out and having insiders take the pics. Please! No one but sheeple really believe she is followed by paps, do they?? If that were the case, there would be TONS more unflattering stories and pics out instead of just the love fest that goes on on ROL. We would know where she goes when Jon is with the kids! No one is following that woman. Get over it!

Forgot to mention something about the grocery pics. I will give her the benefit of the doubt that she just wanted to stop in for a few ingredients to bake cookies or for some snacks for the kids and that this was not a real shopping trip. Since there are no real paps that follow her, for all we know she goes to the grocery store and gets a flat bed of bagged groceries for her family (though I doubt it). However, if this is really how she grocery shops, it just proves she does not have one ounce of organizational skills. I have a large family, though not as large as hers. I am only shopping every 2 weeks these days because that's when we get paid, but even if she shopped every week that would be a pitiful way to go about it. I first go through all my coupon files and take out the ones I need to use before expiration and clip all the newest ones. Then I make an extensive list to include regular staples like eggs, milk, produce, etc, along with listing all the items I am buying with a coupon, and my list is in order of the store aisles. So I just go down the list as I travel each aisle and I miss nothing. THAT is how an organized person shops. They do not just go and buy 5 little plastic bags of random stuff for a big family and then have to go constantly because you forgot things. I have to get an occasional jug of milk between shopping trips, but nothing extensive. Hopefully she would know by now how to shop effectively, but since Jon hit the road, I somehow doubt she can get it together and figure things out.

silimom said...

Not sure how much credence anyone wants to give this "news item", but according to ROL, Jon is going to be called in by the New York DA for questioning regarding the break in:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/02/exclusive-jon-gosselin-will-be-questioned-district-attorneys-office-over-break

Let the speculation begin.

jibberjabbers said...

Jon is just going in for questioning. I don't know why they didn't question him earlier on but it's nothing serious.

It doesn't say that Jon is a "suspect". He's just going in to answer a few questions.

1) Do you have any enemies?
2) Do you know who would do this?
3) Does anyone have the keys to your apartment?
4) Where were you at the time of the incident?
5) I hear that you and Kate signed a secret contract. Do you still have it? Or is it missing after your apartment was ransacked?
6) Who else besides you and Hailey knew your apartment number?

Jon was with the kids Dec 23-26?
Haily move out her belongings on the 23-24.

Jon returned on the apartment on the 26.

Jon was seen on TAPE that he only stayed in his apartment no longer than 60 seconds.

All signs point to someone else.

goawayJandK said...

Tami -

Good comments.

In one of the first few episodes,
K8 and Jon were showing us how they shopped - they went to Sam's and did indeed buy 2 flatbeds FULL of stuff. They said that the supervisor in charge always gets a heads-up call that they are coming and they get assistance from a few Sam's employees. That scenario was totally believable and the fact that they did get some special treatment was ok.

Fast foward to today : her kids are growing (well, supposed to be anyway, they look pretty small still). Wouldn't common sense dictate that they should still be buying in bulk from Sam's? If the P-people are "ALWAYS" following her, how come she is never photographed coming out of a Sam's with tons of necessities ?

K8 doesn't do ANYTHING unless it's for a photo op. These recent pics are no different.

Jane in California said...

jibberjabber said:
Jon was with the kids Dec 23-26?
Haily move out her belongings on the 23-24.

Jon returned on the apartment on the 26.

Jon was seen on TAPE that he only stayed in his apartment no longer than 60 seconds.

All signs point to someone else.
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Sounds very likely. I never did think that Jon was so desperate for attention he would do such a thing.

I wonder if he'll decline to press charges if the cops believe Hailey did the damage?

Laurie said...

Kate, you went in for a mani/pedi after a bad hair day. I jsut read wehre a couple of the Dugger boys saved a little 6 year old girl who was involved in a car accident. I guess they one upped you. What are you going to do to try to top this kate? People are stealing the spotlight from you.

Marie France said...

Miss Karma said...
Kate looks so old in recent pictures.

Even though she clearly spends more time on her appearance these days (full makeup, new outfit for each public outing, going to nail and hair salon all the time), She actually looks much older and worse than last year.

Things must not be going well. The puffy face, dark circles under the eyes, the deep lines on the face, the double chins. That's not a happy person at all. How does she age so fast in less than a year? can we say KARMA?
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It's called PROBLEM DRINKING. That will age you in a flash - especially if you are drinking a box (!) of wine a night!!! She an white trash alky sleaze.

stopthemadness said...

Shoes with no socks - or stockings - in cold weather, is a tacky look whether on a man or woman.

I can't believe she hasn't got a pair of Uggs or some other stylish boots with a heel that would "elongate" her stumpy legs. I live in Texas, it is rarely cold here altho it has been this winter, and I have three pair of dress quality leather boots plus my daughter and I share two pairs of Uggs. Oh, and cowboy boots and hiking boots - any of which would be more fashionable, warmer and safer in freezing temps.
Peep toed pumps in Penna. winters are a sign of extreme fashion insecurity - or bad planning. But how much of a planner do you have to be to put coats on yourself and your kids in the Winter back east?

misty pig said...

goawayJandK said...
Tami -
Good comments.
In one of the first few episodes,
K8 and Jon were showing us how they shopped - they went to Sam's and did indeed buy 2 flatbeds FULL of stuff. They said that the supervisor in charge always gets a heads-up call that they are coming and they get assistance from a few Sam's employees. That scenario was totally believable and the fact that they did get some special treatment was k.dsnipped? If the P-people are "ALWAYS" following her, how come she is never photographed coming out of a Sam's with tons of necessities ?K8 doesn't do ANYTHING unless it's for a photo op. These recent pics are no different.
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Whether this was a photo op or just a run for extras,we will never know. I do think it was a stageed/paid photo op as i do not think there are paprazzi stalking supermarkets in PA.

As for the episode with two flat bed full of stuff i dont think that was a regular trip.
I believe that was a TLC sponsered trip to get footage for the show ( all 8 kids were present to be filmed)

If you look at the contents there was a humidifier, vacuum seal machine and ive read here somewhere that Jon bought a video game-stuff you dont buy on a regular basis, but would get if you were getting free.

I remember the camera zooming in on clorax wipes and other product palcement. I also rememeber lots of non organic cookies and sugary pop tarts.. but i wont go there.

misty pig said...

Ella's Mum said...
Were those pictures of Kate going for a mani/pedi taken yesterday?. Aren't the kids home from school on Tuesdays and Thursdays?
Anything to get away from them, eh!!
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You would think that all errands would be done on the school days.
Especially since she has no 9-5 regualar type job demands.

DOes anyone know if they are still 3 days a week. Why not 4 or 5? There is no filming and they have some catching up to do anyhow.

Kate is really an idiot said...

Misty pig said...,

I never thought the kids were DEPRIVED of anything material...

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Except food, especially expensive food, like organic milk. And while those kids may be dressed just fine, it's been due to Kate's greed with sponsored clothes in the past. Gymboree had to cut her off because she abused their sponsorship and would think nothing of draining the local outlet of 8 matching sets of clothes without so much as a thank you. Yeah, Kate has provided for those kids, on someone else's dime, since before those tups were born. It'll be interesting to see how much she'll provide for them now that she's footing the bill. Or will they have up get jobs first? I still think she'll provide for herself first and for her kids begrudgingly.

goawayJandK said...

misty pig :

Oh, of COURSE the Sam's Club segment was for filming purposes, but at least it looked very realistic about how much a family of that size would need to buy. Also, buying in bulk makes complete sense.

I have no doubt that there was product placement back then, it just wasn't as blatant as it became in later episodes. And, regarding the Pop Tarts and other sugary treats, this was before K8's revelation that since she is a STAR, she must eat organic. That episode just seemed much "realer" to me than any of the newer ones, even if they were created to film an episode.

Does that make sense ? It's been a long day =)

Jon's gag order over soon? said...

When is Jon's gag order by TLC over?

I could've sworn it was in Feb.

Anyone?

silimom said...

Jibberjabbers - While I do agree that people shouldn't read more into this than is there (You're right - the only thing that is known is that he is potentially be called in for questioning by the DA), I do want to say that I find it odd that he's (supposedly) being questioned by the DA directly. His police report should be enough and if there were further questions, I believe that the investigating officers would be the ones to reinterview him.

I, however, am not an attorney nor in law enforcement, so if anyone has better insight into the process, please educate me.

I believe that they are insinuating that Jon hired/asked someone to come in and trash the apartment while he was gone in PA to establish an alibi. Personally, I don't see it being beyond the realm of possibility that Hailey Glassman would do such a thing. Based on her own behavior, she strikes me as a very immature person and unfortunately, the woman scorned cliche is glorified in our society. We stereotype it in songs (Before he cheats, for example), movies (Waiting to Exhale, Diary of a Mad Black Woman) and commercials (nationwide Jen & Stacy commercial). With such models, it's no wonder Hailey might have been inspired to get back at Jon.

silimom said...

I thought Jon's gag order extended to April, which is when the next court date is set between him and TLC. But I could be wrong.

Can't See Sheep said...

Tami said...
Which brings me to why the pics were even taken in the first place. Never in a million years will I believe that real paparazzi are just hanging out in Reading, PA at every Target, tanning salon and grocery store (and Starbucks and Kinkos!) in the hopes of getting a shot at a has-been, D-list former reality "star"!
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Yeah, I've got to agree with you there. People who's livelihood depends on the pics they take are not going to hang out in PA where they can get a couple of shots of one former reality star. They're going to hang out where the odds of getting a good payday are a little better. Ms. Gosselin is yesterdays news, I can't imagine photo's of her pay very much anymore, it must be driving her up the wall.

Can't See Sheep said...

Jon's gag order over soon? said...

When is Jon's gag order by TLC over?

I could've sworn it was in Feb.

Anyone?
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I thought it was April, but I don't know for sure.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Sheesh, I live in sunny California and wear my UGGS on cold days.
Open toed high heels in freezing weather --- guess that's what fame hos wear.

I'm still convinced that lame grocery shoot was to counter-act negative ROL from the previous day.

Brummygirl said...

Kate is a puppet,
T.L.C pulls the strings.
She had a bad hair day,
And then the phone rings.

"We are sending over the stylist
To tame your errant locks,
Be dressed in sexy duds
Be at the spa by 10 o'clock!!

We have to undo the damage
You did the day before
The photos were less than average
The press was very poor!!

We are paying you the big bucks
To keep the brand alive
You cannot go in public
With hair like a beehive!

Toss your head for the cameras
We will make sure that they are there
Whilst we are calling all the shots
You have to do your share.

So dance little puppet
It's the least you can do
You have to really up it
More than when on the *View*

If you are really good
And do as you are told
We will reward you with a show
And platters made of gold"!!

readerlady said...

@ silimom

I don't find it odd at all that Jon is being questioned by the DA. I was a crime victim, and I was questioned extensively by the DA on more than one occasion. In order to build a legal case, the DA needs to question victim, alleged perpetrator and any potential witnesses before going forward with a case.

I looked at the Strawgate pix. In the one pix where he is laughing, Joel certainly looks like Jon. That probably accounts for all of Khate's nasty comments about him - labeling him clueless, etc. She's projecting what she considers to be Jon's failings onto the son who most resembles him. And ITA that the kids are not dressed appropriately for the weather. I live in Ohio, and it's been bloody cold here the past few weeks. Pa. weather is close to what we have here. She manages to wear a parka or puffy jacket, but is too lazy to put real coats on the kids, or to take the time to help them zip their vests.

MS M said...

Tami said...
My thoughts on the recent pics:

I take my preschooler to school in the morning and I can say without a doubt that she is humiliating herself and her kids if she is going to continue with look she had in pics like the manicure one.
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Although I completely agree about the constant dressing up and wearing of heels, I have to say that where I am from alot of women dress that way. I work in a medical office and when I go to my kids school for events I am usually in my scrubs or casual pants and polo style shirt with our office logo. When I get to the school about half the SAHMs are dressed in expensive jeans and tops with their high heels. I live in a warmer climate so it is ok to wear open toed in Jan or Feb. They have mani/pedis all year and perfect, trendy hair(even 2 women with a Kate do). It makes me wonder who they are trying to impress. I have to laugh when I think their feet must be killing them while my feet feel just fine in my sensible work shoes.

LP said...

Re jon going to talk with the DA, I'd take whatever ROL says with a grain of salt. They are in TLC's back pocket and slant every story abot jon in a negative light. It may have a grain of truth in that jon has to go and talk with someone in the DA's OFFICE. That is a normal practice since the detective branch may fall under the DA. It's all in the way ROL wods it. The NYC DA is far too busy to take on a case like this. Jon is not nearly fameous enough to warrent his time.

Gimme Gimme said...

My understanding was that the gag order was in effect until his contract ran out in May. Not sure though.

wildflowers said...

I'm sure TLC has made Kate feel like the star she thinks she is. They tell her she is the star of TLC show. And she eats it up.
But I'm sure they all roll their eyes and she is the butt of their jokes as soon as she is out of site. They have her looking and acting like a clown now and she is still eating it up. I would feel sorry for her, if she didn't deserve it. Absolutely no one could look at themselves looking like she does and not see it.

Barbara in VA said...

Brummy Girl, your poem, your ode to Kate was terrific. You really made me laugh. Dance, puppet, dance!

Bubbles said...

I just realized that Kate looks like she's trying to be Hannah Montana with that hair!!! lol

Medusa Kate said...

Kate's going to be on the View March 11th.

ugh. This lady is like a cockroach--you just can't kill it.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Kate's cohosting the view again on March 11...Will we NEVER be rid of her?!?!

pressured cooker said...

I just read on another blog that KG will be guest hosting The View again on 3/11. Will she be whining about yet another financial struggle? Pointing out, once again, that every ill in her life is Jon's fault? Or plugging a new show? Someone please let me know, I won't be watching.

Fed Up said...

Here we go again! Kate Gosselin to be on The View AGAIN. March 11th. I can't believe it!!! Are they gonna kiss her butt or be real & say the things they say behind her back????????

Jane in California said...

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Sheesh, I live in sunny California and wear my UGGS on cold days.

Open toed high heels in freezing weather --- guess that's what fame hos wear.
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Exactly! I live in sandals all spring and summer and only reluctantly put them away come the rainy season and actual colder weather that starts in late October, early November.

If I want high heels, I put on a favorite pair of black boots. Most days, as a working mom, I wear a pair of mid-heel slip on pumps - comfortable, appropriate for work, dressy enough for the office.

Kate's attention seeking behavior is definitely interesting to watch, but she doesn't realize how foolish she looks half the time.

So Done With Kate said...

Oh Brother!!! Isn't ABC and the rest of the worl tired of this washed up-good-for-nothing-had-her-15-minutes-your-time-is-up-fame-whore??? She's scheduled to be a guest host on The View AGAIN- March 11!!
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Kate Gosselin to return to 'The View'

Kate Gosselin will return to The View as a guest co-host next month, ABC has confirmed.

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star was drafted in as a temporary replacement for Elisabeth Hasselbeck last September while the regular presenter was on maternity leave.

She will join Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd on the March 11 instalment of the series.

The network has also confirmed that Valerie Bertinelli will co-host on March 4, while Victoria Beckham and Meghan McCain have previously been tapped to appear

Brummygirl said...

So Done With Kate said...
Oh Brother!!! Isn't ABC and the rest of the worl tired of this washed up-good-for-nothing-had-her-15-minutes-your-time-is-up-fame-whore??? She's scheduled to be a guest host on The View AGAIN- March 11!!
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Oh no!! My words in the poem have come back to haunt me!!
Stupid Baba Waba!! She is another one who we cannot get rid of. She must be all of 105!!!!

Judy said...

I don't understand what The View sees in Kate. There must be someone with a lot of influence over there putting Kate in. . .IMO, Whoopis has seemed less than impressed -- to say the least -- with Kate in the past. I wonder what she thinks.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

The gag order on Jon is in effect until the case with The Lying Channel is fully adjudicated which does not even begin until April.

Laurie said...

Look for kHate to be on more than just the View. TLC is gearing up for her new show that is supposed to start in April. She will be making guest appearances all over the place. I think the ladies on the View will continue to kiss her a$$ as that's what they'll be told to do although I hope Whoopie can get in a few snarky remarks.

fidosmommy said...

Laurie said...
.... I hope Whoopie can get in a few snarky remarks.

*****
Snarky Remark #1: What does a mother of 8 do all day?

Snarky Remark #2: What do YOU do all day, Kate?

letsgetreal said...

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star was drafted in as a temporary replacement for Elisabeth Hasselbeck last September while the regular presenter was on maternity leave.

She will join Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd on the March 11 instalment of the series.

The network has also confirmed that Valerie Bertinelli will co-host on March 4, while Victoria Beckham and Meghan McCain have previously been tapped to appear

First off, I beg to disagree with the above statement that 'Kate was drafted in as a temporary replacement for Elisabeth Hasselbeck'. Hasselbeck's maternity leave extended weeks beyond the two days that Kate Gosselin appeared as guest host. Kate was a 'guest host' for two days. The same can be said with respect to the other women, ie Latoya Jackson who were equally drafted to play the role as 'guest host' that very SAME week. It's not like Kate kept the chair warm for Elisabeth's return. I like the idea that Valeria Bertinelli and Victoria Beckam are scheduled to 'guest host' prior to Kate Gosselin's appearance as it will only make Kate appear even more the uninteresting no talent novice that she is and always be.

New England Sensibility said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Tami said...
Which brings me to why the pics were even taken in the first place. Never in a million years will I believe that real paparazzi are just hanging out in Reading, PA at every Target, tanning salon and grocery store (and Starbucks and Kinkos!) in the hopes of getting a shot at a has-been, D-list former reality "star"!
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Yeah, I've got to agree with you there. People who's livelihood depends on the pics they take are not going to hang out in PA where they can get a couple of shots of one former reality star. They're going to hang out where the odds of getting a good payday are a little better. Ms. Gosselin is yesterdays news, I can't imagine photo's of her pay very much anymore, it must be driving her up the wall.

2/03/2010 8:08 PM

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Maybe the photographer is really BM? I mean since she has this facination with Khate, maybe she's the one who follows her around PA rather than real papazzi? She probably gives the pics to ROL to keep her "girl" in the news and in the public eye.

OzNTM said...

I first heard Victoria Beckham was gonna be on The View a couple of days ago and thought "haha she got asked back and not Kate" but now thanks to you guys (lol she is a nobody here so it certainly never made the news!) I hear Kate is gonna be on again??? Why??? What has she got to say that anyone would care about? And, after the last disaster of hosting, plus remarks the View ladies have said about her since then, what idiot made the decision to put her on again?

my9cats said...

Reader lady said......
"She manages to wear a parka or puffy jacket, but is too lazy to put real coats on the kids, or to take the time to help them zip their vests." snipped
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Maybe nobody sent freebie winter jackets for the kids.

Fufuss said...

Are The View people crazy or desperate for a guest host...to have Khate back for another shot at it?

Apparently they have short memories...because they can't remember the last 2 times Khate was there(& had little to say unless it was about HER). Maybe they didn't see "scintillating" Khate on Jay Leno...or that boring, stupid hour long interview ...or morning show where she whined about being"broke"?

Maybe Whoopi is going to try out a new comedy routine &Khate is going to be the brunt of her jokes.- Now that would be fun to watch!!

Canadian Mom said...

Kate back on The View March 11th.

Ouch!

Mona said...

Ack! Kate is going to be on TV again? Thank goodness I don't watch The View. I would hate to have to boycott a show I watched regularly.

Does this mean that TLC is starting to promote its new show with Kate? If she's doing the rounds, it might. Oh, ugh. I can hardly contain my displeasure at the thought of Kate Gosselin sitting on another stage and talking about her life.

I like Valerie Bertinelli and I don't know Victoria Beckham but I have heard she's pretty classy.
Those seem like good choices fot The View. Kate? Not so much.

Canadian Mom said...

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2010/02/kate_gosselin_tlc_new_show.html

As many of u have pointed out in the past, worth reading...

Gimme Gimme said...

Apparently TLC has a lot more clout these days what w/ all the money they made off the kids as they have upped their ante a great deal. Developing lots of new shows, buying syndicated shows from NBC (dateline, etc) and they got the exclusive on the Miss America pagent. They probably set it up through the higher ups who have no idea what KG is really all about. A new all time low for the View. It should be a more interesting dynamic with Elisabeth there this time at least.

stopthemadness said...

OMG - could the reason Kate didn't put coats on the kids be that no one gave her any FREE? Gap kids doesn't do coats - just like hoodies and vests - oh, waah! Why hasn't Eddie Bauer or J Crew opened up the coffers to Kate?

Either that or she couldn't quite justify her own lack of appropriate winter attire if the kids were bundled up so she told them they wouldn't need theirs, just going from the car into the store, guys!

Say cheese!

I don't think there's a herd of paps. Probably just one idiot with a contract with ROL to provide X number. He must be paid by the shot because there will be 15 of her looking crappy taken only seconds apart. I think they are all at Target or Kinko's because she really doesn't do much that is interesting, even if she was on her non custody days having her toes sucked on a yacht like Fergie the Duchess of York I don't really think any paparazzi would be speed boating up to get the shots. These are so rote and dull I think the guy is on payroll, probably TLC trying to show her as hot young property plus what a good mom.

stopthemadness said...

I think there's gotta be some link between ABC and TLC, in order to put Kate back on the View, not just put her on but to pretend that she filled in for EH during her maternity leave which is BS. I've never seen so much sugar coating and "spin" for some nobody reality "star."

She is a dud. They appear to be trying to get the last bit of flavor out of her before spitting her out and sticking her to the bottom of the chair with the rest of the Z listers. But as long as she's on there and hasn't been doing anything lately the question has to come up, "Where's your new project?" That would be interesting to hear. She will either hem and haw and it'll be obvious there isn't one or she will have to reveal what lame reality project they have her lined up for.

Instead of having a project or something cool to talk about in kate's life, they will ask about Jon's situation with Hailey, his new GF, what he did at Christmas at their house, and whether he's paying his support; he's the low hanging fruit in terms of getting some dirt and being able to make jokes and keep the talk lively. Because the unemployable Kate has nothing else about her that interests anyone other than her relationship with Jon, and really never has.
I got ten bucks that says while they nose into what Jon is up to Kate poses as high road taker and claim to not be talking about him while rolling her eyes and saying how "interesting" his behavior is.

Well-- that makes one Gosselin parent who is interesting.

The worse gift ever!!! said...

oh man.. what a birthday present!! NOT! I don't even watch the view, but the thought of her on The View cackling is just annoying the heck out of me!!!

The View must be desperate. No, no desperate, but STUPID. Who cares about this woman?? Seriously.

read a book said...

Just spent an hour laughing hysterically and rebutting the ridiculous comments on Radar. It's scary to think any one of them could be a friend, neighbor, or worse, a family member. Now they claim the FBI is investigating GWOP. Posting under a pseudonym for MY protection.
These people are downright frightening.

Bubbles said...

I don't like defending Kate, but I have to admit that my daughter, who is 3 mo younger than the sextupoets, doesn't always have weather-appropriate clothes on. However, the reason for this is that I'm trying to use natural consequences to help her learn. Don't wanna bring your coat? Oh you're cold? Guess you should have brought your coat! LOL.

I wouldn't do that if we were going out in bad weather, but on an average day taking a trip to the store I'd let her choose.

The issue here is that we know Kate is too much of a control freak to let them think for themselves, so in her case it really is probably bad parenting once again.

stopthemadness said...

Exactly. Kate does not have the patience nor the savvy nor the commitment to raising children who think for themselves and take the initiative to be able to allow them to experience the consequences of their own actions in the way you describe from what I've seen of her "parenting style."

If they go without a coat in winter it's because that is what Kate commanded. Two words you would never hear coming out of her mouth, "Suit yourself."
Like you I let my kids experience certain limited consequences when I know darn well better than they do, and all three of them have learned that those two words generally herald them making a decision they will wish they had not.
Even the 19 year old will rethink a decision if she hears that phrase because it means "I think you're blowing it, and I'm not going to try to talk you out of it, and I'm also not going to save you."

With six kids hitting that whiney acting out age - well joining their older sisters at that stage - maybe she just gets tired of fighting.

Jane in California said...

read a book said:
now they claim the FBI is investigating GWOP. Posting under a pseudonym for MY protection.

* * *

What in the world for? When you read those posts that are rabid defenders of Kate, you realize with dawning horror that most of them appear poorly educated, one hopes they are very young and immature and that time will bring them not only some wisdom but some further education.

Unfortunately, I think some of them are actual grown ups with a few screws loose. They crave attention, even if it's negative attention. When you read their comments, you can understand why Kate would have a body guard at times -- to protect her from some of her own fans.

stopthemadness said...

Just read this article from last May in the Washington Post and loved it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/24/AR2009052402680.html

Snippets like this one:

"The experience of starring in a TV show about her world has given her the horrifying validation of her brood's importance. "It gives me, like, a heart attack thinking about it. My youngest kids are 5 years old. It's not just a birthday; it's a celebration that we have made it five years. . . . You never get their fifth birthday back again. It's huge." lol
and
"Jon & Kate Plus 8" rarely takes time to show any activity that would suggest an intellectual or unselfish pursuit. The focus is on structured play, adhering to the schedule, wearing matching outfits, eating matching food. It's like a holiday update letter that never ends, in which the Gosselins are mainly seen consuming resources. (Hip to this, a recent "Jon & Kate" special focused on "going green.")

This guy seems to have nailed it and even mentions GWOP!

Kate as "deeply cutting nag" with "bizarrely unattractive hair" - uh oh, another writer on FBI watch list!

Misty pig said...

Canadian Mom said...
Kate back on The View March 11th.
____
Really. After the last time she was on, Joy said on her own evening show to someone else who asked why Kaite was on (im paraphrasing) "ratings"

I dont think they love her they are just using Katie Irene for ratings.

Let me be the first to congratulate Kate on her new "career"

read a book said...

Yes Jane in California, the rabid Kate fans are frightening. The hate tone and threats made to Jon, Jodi, Julie, and any person who does not adhere to the party line are just plain shocking. If I were Kate and my fan-base consisted of these freaks I would for the protection of my kids (whom nobody on ROL gives a damn) pull out and restore my and the kids privacy.
Almost forgot, now they are after a church lady and threaten to call her pastor and have her kicked out of the church. Is there a mental disorder that covers blind hatred for someone you never met (and I am sure doesn't give a crap about you)?

Hoping Kate Increases Audience? said...

Judy said...
I don't understand what The View sees in Kate. There must be someone with a lot of influence over there putting Kate in. . .IMO, Whoopis has seemed less than impressed -- to say the least -- with Kate in the past. I wonder what she thinks.
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I don't know how it works in today's TV world, but when I worked a little in the biz 20 years ago, February was a "Sweeps" month where all the shows want to get the highest ratings. Higher ratings brings in advertisers to spend money which keeps these shows alive. Maybe they're banking on Kate still being capable of stirring up controversy, about her personal life or in the vibe with other "View" hosts.

Modern-Day Communications said...

Jane in California said...
read a book said:
now they claim the FBI is investigating GWOP. Posting under a pseudonym for MY protection.

* * *

What in the world for? When you read those posts that are rabid defenders of Kate, you realize with dawning horror that most of them appear poorly educated, one hopes they are very young and immature and that time will bring them not only some wisdom but some further education. Unfortunately, I think some of them are actual grown ups with a few screws loose. (snipped)
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This has come up before...to be very, very afraid if one is a GWOP commenter. Fortunately, the mods usually step in and reassure with the usual common sense. It seems to me when people blog about the Gosselins on any variety of sites, it's no different than the jabs they get on TV entertainment shows, or even other types of shows like the late-night ones or stuff on cable. It's kind of like the Mel Gibson thing...they put themselves out there in the public eye, with their personal and private woes/mistakes/conduct on display, do they think an audience isn't gonna comment? This is the age of blogs, Twitter, etc. People talk.

Chronicworld said...

Hey, Guys!
I have an idea! Seriously. We can turn this View appearance around for good instead of evil. We could have viewing parties, and every time Kate says, "Ummm" or "Uhh", everybody has to put a dime or whatever they can afford into a jar for a charity the guests have chosen!

Sharla said...

The GWoP being investigated by the FBI is so ludicrous I didn't think we needed to address it. They have real crimes to look into.

Brummygirl said...

read a book said:
Almost forgot, now they are after a church lady and threaten to call her pastor and have her kicked out of the church. Is there a mental disorder that covers blind hatred for someone you never met (and I am sure doesn't give a crap about you)?
********************
They are really scary over there, as I said in a post a couple of days ago, I was amazed when for the first time I read their posts.
I am not going back there either.
As for the F.B.I. investigating G.W.O.P., it is so stupid it is laughable and shows just what kind of mentality feeds that site.

PJ's momma said...

read a book said...
Yes Jane in California, the rabid Kate fans are frightening. The hate tone and threats made to Jon, Jodi, Julie, and any person who does not adhere to the party line are just plain shocking. If I were Kate and my fan-base consisted of these freaks I would for the protection of my kids (whom nobody on ROL gives a damn) pull out and restore my and the kids privacy.
Almost forgot, now they are after a church lady and threaten to call her pastor and have her kicked out of the church. Is there a mental disorder that covers blind hatred for someone you never met (and I am sure doesn't give a crap about you)?

You just said something similar to what I was thinking about them. What is with the blind DEVOTION constant 'defending' of someone you don't even know, and never will? Kate wouldn't give them the time of day and I'm not even talking about her personality. Why would she? Why should she? She doesn't know them. She doesn't have a need to know them. I mean, I might give the time of day to a stranger, but that is about it. I'm not going to lunch with them; I'm not going to be their friend. Can you imagine if you were Kate (or Jon) and read those ROL posts about her and then one of those people ran up and said they were 'defending her on ROL' or whatever? IT would be scary! They are just scary! If any of them call themselves Christians, they need to get in that Bible, specifically James 3 and quite a few psalms that talk about controlling the evil tongue. Instead, they are on there 24/7 apparently, treating that website's comment section as their own personal chat room. It makes no sense. I'm curious about the church lady thing, but I'm not going to try to find it. They just disturb me.

dustilies said...

ridiculous comments on Radar. It's scary to think any one of them could be a friend, neighbor, or worse, a family member. Now they claim the FBI is investigating GWOP.
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Dang! My cover is blown to hell!

We here in the X-Files division are tracking down rumors that somewhere in Berks Cty, PA exists a creature with a freakish interest in and ability to create multiple births, an inability to be honest wioth herself about herself, and a pathological attachment to ridiculous shoes. We have heard she kicked a perfectly okay husband to the curb so hard he bounced under an approaching private-school bus, but the details are all so fantastical that we have our work cut out for us. Like the stories about hair that changes shapes but remains grotesque, a white plastic chair that seems to give her superhuman powers of recrimination and self-pity, and mani/pedicures at dazzingly short intervals.

In any case, we the FBI are not investigating you, GWOPPERS, we are using as a source of good leads, theories, and fact checking on the bizarre and possibly folkloric creature we seek.

Of course, if you all get to be a smarter, funnier, and more authority-questioning bunch of women (and men who admire women), my bosses will want to do something about that. But for now, you are protected.

CityGirl said...

Does anyone think they are test running Kate for an opening on the View? Joy has her own show now, Sherri has her own sitcom. If either of these shows become successful they will leave the view. Especially Sherri, she has a young son and I don't see her doing the View and her sitcom very long. Maybe they are expecting an opening sometime in the future, and are slowly introducing Kate to their group. She is available. It seems they don't know what to do with her, and this would be a dream for Kate. I cannot help but think that Joy or Sherri will not stay there and do their second jobs as well. If they are successes of course.

please say no said...

City Girl, I doubt the View wants Kate as a permanent or regular guest host. She is hopelessly hatable. No one likes a lying hypocrite or snarling bitch. Her cruel abuse/neglect of her kids coupled with her boasting what a great mom she is would wear thin quickly. I can't imagine the girls on the View would put up with this ignorant buffoon on a regular basis. No ratings could be worth it. Plus, isn't she all about the kids? She needs to stay home at the Orphanage and take care of them (yeah, uh huh)

Gimme Gimme said...

Ear piece anyone?

read a book said...

dustilies....

Dang girl that was funny.
Ok culters....bring it on....

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