Children as Prime-Time Accessories

Kate surely is exemplifying this one.

123 comments:

AnneMarie said...

EH, I'd like to think it was a NEW problem, but honestly, it's been around forever. (Re: celebraties and their kids and people having kids being celbrated)

Ohio Buckeye said...

Does it seem to anyone else as if those little dogs toted about in the purses of people like Paris Hilton have been replaced with people's kids as the hip, new accessory?

Except I'm afraid the DOGS may be treated better than some of these poor kids.

AnneMarie is right: using one's kids to sell one's image has been around a long time - recall the sad saga of "Mommie Dearest".

And I'm sure K8 will regale us all once again on her impending visit to The View, about everything she does is (say it with me now....) "FOR My Children".

Yeah, Kate, sure. (And we also believe that your hair, orangey-tanned skin, nails, and boobs are real, too.)

Halo24 said...

Now Khate is announcing that she's releasing a NEW book (not cooking). The book will have get this: Pictures of the kids, BIBLE VERSES (WTF?!), and personal letters to each of the children where she intends to explain the divorce situation.

This women is the biggest child pimp/attention whore I've ever seen. To think people accept it because she has EIGHT kids.

Big freaking deal. Parents take care of families on far less than what she has. She isn't special and neither are those kids is truly pathetic.

Brummygirl said...

When will this be recognised as abuse? How many more children are going to be turned into disfunctional adults before authorities finally call a halt.
Previous innocuous family shows have churned out future misfits.

Danny Bonaduce - Partridge Family -drug use, violence and attempted suicide.

Bobby Driscoll - a Disney star died of years of drug abuse.

Dana Plato - Different Strokes - drank whilst filming the show, got pregnant, committed robbery and finally died of a prescription drug overdose.

Scotty Becket star of *Our Gang* movies, died of an overdose of barbiturates.

I could go on and on with the number of childhood stars and children in the media but we here all get the picture.
At one time or another, we have all enjoyed these family shows without knowing the consequences for the young stars.
I do not recall any of the above children having parents who were also seeking their own star in Hollywood but here we have the prize example....Kate Gosselin.
God help those kids!!!

HI 50 said...

Mommy Dearest at her best. I give her this much, she's convinced her followers that she is a victimish martyr. Hummm, didn't she bash Jon for being a "victim" because she slapped his face in one of their episodes from Season 4?

Check out Christina Crawford's book about her mom on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mommie_Dearest

Think I'll get psychic & predict one of the Gosselin kids (OR more) will someday do their own tell-all book. Don't be surprised when its revealed that Kate is a closet drinker (humm, great box of wine) who rages on the kids when the spotlight grows dim & her 15 minutes disappears.

HI 50 said...

The cookbook was dumped, I mean postpone because of plagirism!

She rarely prepped a complete meal for the kids? Pancakes, snack food, & ready made meals with Juicy Juice b/c organic milk is too expensive, served up on paper plates. So much for organic, recycled Earth Mom she dreams of being.

Oh, there was the episode from the Farm, where she prepped a stir-fry then guilted the kids to eating the meal because the farmer grew the food. & it looked like she was having a salad. Crazy!

AMD said...

"Personal" letters to her children, published in a book, are hardly personal.She crosses yet another line with her children's privacy. All for the almighty dollar. When will everyone stop enabling this bizarre behaviour?

Here She Goes Again said...

She's DESPERATE to have another book tour, time with Stevie, and getting away from the kids.

She just luvs it when those looney toons fawn all over her at bookstores.

22Starz said...

I still cant believe there isnt anyone helping the 8.No one is there making sure the kids are getting what they need or what THEY are entitled to.

Kate says the show was HER "work".BUT the kids DID NOT work.Altho they were doing the same thing she was.Kate deserves a new ring...when asked if the kids should get a ring too (by Ellen) kate snorted and said "Not til they get jobs!!".
I'm sorry but WTF??
The kids are the ones paying for the parents mistakes and false hopes.
I cant even think of what kate is putting those kids through since the show has ended...Sorry kids,we cant go anywhere cause daddy said NO...we cant do anything cause daddy said NO...You cant have a big birthday bash cause daddy said NO.
We have kids that were chained to poles in the basements and beaten and not fed.You ask those kids about it,they believe their parents really love them and did the best they could.Kids believe what their parents tell them...who else is there to tell them different?
What adults do the 8 have to turn to to try to get help?All they have EVER seen is mommy is in control.Every adult around them has turned thier back when mommy has lost control...Mommy drags me into the bathroom and hits me with a wooden spoon...I beg for a drink of water and get none,but mommy does...no other adult steps in...no other adult does anything.WHO do these kids turn to?How can anyone employed by TLC,who saw the abuse by kate,feel ok with themselves by not saying anything?

People say if the kids say something in school,the school will say something.Who doesnt think the kids will be pulled from that school and become home-schooled kids?
Someone needs to step in and make sure "reality kids" are getting the protection they need.Children need a 3rd party looking after thier needs...someone who isnt going to get rich off them.

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

Does it seem to anyone else as if those little dogs toted about in the purses of people like Paris Hilton have been replaced with people's kids as the hip, new accessory?

Except I'm afraid the DOGS may be treated better than some of these poor kids.
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Exactly! They fawn over the kids just like they fawn over the little dogs, although I'm guessing the reaction is different for a child having a dump in mommy's purse as opposed to the little doggie.

The dog's are also likely to be with mommy in public longer, because as they get older they don't form their own opinions or blurt out embarassing things.

Duckman said...

"Now Khate is announcing that she's releasing a NEW book (not cooking). The book will have get this: Pictures of the kids, BIBLE VERSES (WTF?!), and personal letters to each of the children where she intends to explain the divorce situation."

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So what was Kate telling the kids when she and Jon were telling them they were divorcing? That daddy was going on the modern-day equivalent of Homer's Odyssey?

It'll be interesting to see what lame-o excuse is offered up to explain why it isn't until now that the divorce is explained to the kids. There are ways to explain divorce to 5 year-olds, so Kate can't use the tups' ages as an excuse. Plus, it's hard to imagine how one can tell their kids their parents are divorcing and not explain why in the next breath. You don't do cliffhangers in those situations.

Vallonio said...

Perez Hilton has a pic of the book cover......GAG......here's a hint lady: you want to write personal letters to your children in the hopes they dont hate you later?...dont publish them for money!!!!! Idiot

Gina said...

At least the celebrity dogs get carried around by their owners whilst these poor kids get stuck at home for long periods with 'nannies'whilst their parents play at being celebrities!

Momoftwins2 said...

I am truly sickened by the release of her new book. As a child of divorce, I know the pain. My parents got along for the most part and yet, my scars are deep. I know the difficulty and yet, I was 20! Hardly a small child without the ability to rationalize. I can't even imagine how small children handle this and how they interpret things. These poor children!
She has nerve using her children and her divorce to make money. If she did write letters to the children, why do we need to see that and why would anyone want to see it.
That is very personal, very private, and a new low. Even for her.
Sheeple think this is wonderful. Why? I think they have forgotten there are people, small children, involved. It is almost like they are watching a soap opera and can't get enough and forgetting the children, who are in alot of pain and suffering. Then there is their (cough cough) mom who is making money off their pain.
Sick!

Jen said...

Perez Hilton said it best,

"We're pretty sure you could write them letters without publicly publishing them for profit.

So why don't you just admit you want to make another quick buck!"

Charlie Rose said...

This book will flop like the second book she got published. Kate Gosselin is over whether TLC acknowleges it or not. The public will not buy CRAP books to keep Kate in the spotlight. It failed with her second "book" and I use that term lightly and it will fail again.

BarbMae said...

Well I guess she has had enough of playing "Mommy" for all her holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day and now it is off to the races with whirlwind book tours, media appearances and time away from Pennsylvania. So since she has full custody of the darling 8 who will be taking care of the little darlins as she is away from them days and days telling us how you can be as good a mother as she. Boy she knows how to sell her "brand" and to make money. Her PR firm is the best. No wonder Jon is thinking about letting the kids be filmed again cause he is totally castrated and can't do a darn thing (other than get a job!!). Moron. I don't think that there is a "new" Kate show in the works and come spring it will be Kate Plus 8 back on the airwaves since in her new book she will have proven what a good Mommy she is... and since TLC having castrated Jon will be able to exploit her darlin 8. I thought she would go away....

rural mom said...

Dear Kids
Sorry my obsession to be famous ruined your childhoods.
Love Kate/Mommy

katan the stupid said...

Wow, she has enough to say in that vapid head of hers to write eight whole letters to her spawn?

Dear Joel/#4,

I had to get the boob job and lipo for you!!! So you could be proud of MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Please.... Someone put a hand over HER mouth.

Fed Up said...

Kate & he new book makes me physically sick!!! She has crossed the line too many times. Why can't people see this? She is a horrible person to do this to her kids. I'm in shock that she hasn't got a clue. She is a cold hearted horrible phony person. If she goes on another book tour with Steve I will boycott as much as I can, wherever I can. Someday she'll get her bad karma back to bite her in her fat arse. Kate, STOP!!!!!!!!!

Kate Lies said...

LIES LIES LIES, I just saw the book cover & at the top it says "New york Times Best Selling Author"!!!! Are you kidding me???? No way!!! How can she do this to her kids for money? Sick. No privacy at all. just greed. She must not care about how her kids feel. She is so fake. I think the twins know it too. Don't think alot of people will be falling for her BS anymore. Kate is going downhill fast. Noone cares about her. Tho we care deeply about those poor kids. This has to stop. Soon. It's so wrong.

luv my GSP said...

I feel deeply sad for her children. Also, very embarrassed for them. They will grow up and see all this for what it eally is - fame whoring greed.

I am a mom. I have a 9 year old and 14 year old. As a mom, I feel sickly sad for these children. I can't express it eloquently like many on the forum. I see nothing good coming out of having these children treated like a circus show for years.

TUNDRA said...

You have to wonder what the children's therapist(s) think of this book, if they in fact, are in therapy.

Being a layman myself I can only wonder how a child psychologist and/or children's behavioral specialist would view this book and how it could/would impact the Gosselin kids now and in the future.

Kate's an idiot said...

Dear Kids,

Sorry you've been raised under a microscope only to be pitied because you have me for a mommy. Sorry I am so ill-equipped to deal with children yet chose having too many of you as my career path. Sorry you must feel pressured to smile for the cameras you must hate, because if you don't, I become angry and say things to scare you regarding paying bills and the like. Sorry I have done everything in my power to destroy the father you adore and prefer over me. Sorry he is powerless to stand up for you as TLC and I have him by the balls, even though he's done nothing wrong besides date people after we separated. Sorry you will be ridiculed and pitied in perpetuity because I allowed you to be exploited on the potty, etc for the cameras. Sorry I ignore you unless cameras are around.
Sorry I am such an unbelievable bitch who would never say I'm sorry nor would I ever admit that I had anything to apologize for

"Love", Mom

JaxMom said...

From the article, "Technology has developed so rapidly that we really haven't had time as a society to look at the social, psychological, and political ramifications of its impact on children and children's development."

And yet, we already know what child hood fame does to most kids--destorys them. The whole Gosselin/reality child star thing just takes it to the extreme. Logically, one would expect the consequences to be as bad, if not worst, than for the pre-Cable/Internet generation of celebrity kids.

Can't See Sheep said...

TUNDRA said...

You have to wonder what the children's therapist(s) think of this book, if they in fact, are in therapy.

Being a layman myself I can only wonder how a child psychologist and/or children's behavioral specialist would view this book and how it could/would impact the Gosselin kids now and in the future.
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I would think that if the children do have therapists & they'd know about this they would have had a conversation with kate & let her know how inappropriate this was. That said, I doubt kate would have paid any attention to what they had to say because she's made it clear that money is far more important to her than her children & their well being. If it were the other way around she wouldn't be doing any of it.


22Starz said...
Kate deserves a new ring...when asked if the kids should get a ring too (by Ellen) kate snorted and said "Not til they get jobs!!".
I'm sorry but WTF??
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That is just sickening, without those kids she wouldn't be able to entertain thoughts about any of it & she certainly wouldn't be where she is now. Without them she'd be a nobody somewhere in PA that none of us had ever heard about & it's the kids that have to get jobs if they want a ring.

They deserve rings a heck of a lot more than she does. What a disgusting excuse of a human being. Those kids need to revolt & boot her out of their house. All she's doing is setting things up so that Mady & Cara will have a best seller out of the gate when they write their tell all book. The crazier she behaves, the more in the spotlight she tries to stay the better it's going to sell. Interesting that that's the only favour she's doing for them.

Laurie said...

Jen said...
Perez Hilton said it best,
"We're pretty sure you could write them letters without publicly publishing them for profit.
So why don't you just admit you want to make another quick buck!"
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I never thought I'd say this but God bless Perez Hilton! The media is catching on to her. What amazes me is that the book is supposed to be 200+ pages. If her time in Etown was the happiest time of her life, why did she move and boot Jon to the curb?

JaxMom said...

The book is being released by Zondervan. I think a letter writing campaign is in order. I mean, since when is Christianity supposed to be the religion of exploiting one's minor children for fame? Maureen Girkins is CEO of Zondervan. I'm guessing an email addy of either mgirkins@zondervan.com or girkins@zondervan.com Just a hunch, y'know. Of course, you could just use their contact us. The Missions & Values page makes one wonder what they're doing with Khate...http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Company/Facts/Our+Mission.htm?QueryStringSite=Zondervan

Momof2 said...

Dear kids,
...it was my love for you that caused me to publicly emasculate your Father for all the world to see...that meant higher ratings and more money in your piggy banks. It was my love for you that caused me to set your father up with all those floozies and then expose him in the tabloids..that meant more money from Radaronline. It was my love for you that led me to get the boob job, the lipo, the porcelain veneers, the spray on tan and the fake tan....after all I can't prance around and get paid if I don't look good. It was my love for you that caused me to go on national television time and time again bad mouthing your father so I could get paid for those appearances. It was my love for you that stopped me from buying you milk...it was just too darn expensive and I wouldn't have been able to spend that money on myself in order to make MORE money saying how we were too poor to afford milk. It was my love for you that stopped me from cooking for you, tucking you in at night, reading you stories and taking you to church....afterall I can't do that if I'm away from home for long periods of time making money.
It was my love for you that made me force the eight of you to behave like circus monkeys for the cameras and then slap, grab, pinch or deny you subsistence when you didn't perform.

It was my love for you that made me write this book and fill it with bible verses I know nothing about...because after all...without the 8 of you...I wouldn't have all the money and free stuff that I have now would I?

Love,
Kate (your mother)

Momof2 said...

...that should read "fake hair" above.....

stopthemadness said...

Geez, I'm trying to find the bible verse that would explain Kate's divorce. I'm sure there's got to be one in there, that can be quoted to explain that thorny issue of why daddy and mommy aren't together any more.

Could this be it, in Gospels of Luke? "Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem"

just replace Mary, Joseph and Bethlehem with Kate, Jon and Orlando.

Can't believe this phony is still trying to play the religion card.

How long before this " best selling author" (of one book Beth wrote, the one Kate wrote is going for $.49 a copy) finds her next book getting dumped? I guess the Sheeple will be offended that the Bible dared to plagiarize Kate's book! That she wrote as a best selling author!

She's now selling the family album AND the private letters about divorce. How trashy, and sad.

Hang on to their baby teeth, Kate - maybe you can sell them on ebay?

Kris said...

The only book I'll ever buy that has the name "Gosselin" attached will be the one Mady eventually writes. You know it's coming, and it will be a doozy!

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Laurie: Seriously? Did K8 actually state her happiest times were in E'Town???

So THAT was Happy K8 in those episodes?

Imagine K8 in the bad times.....

Truth be told, I doubt K8 is capable of genuine happiness.

Mary said...

We will not have to wait for kids to be 18.... Once Maddy and Cara get on internet they will start posting about life with Mom

stopthemadness said...

She looks so entirely fake and air brushed on that "book" cover that you cannot actually tell who it is. Her face is so airbrushed out all you see is this big blog of fake weave and the big bad wolf teefs. It could be anyone.
At least however, when they pose her for a book cover they dan't allow the booby shirts,hooker heels and tight mini skirt.

I do love it that Kate wrote this to explain to the kids - you know, if they have questions about being raised so unconventionally (I thought ALL she ever WANTED for them was to have a normal childhood and do everything NORMAL? oh I guess that was before she got so full of herself as a celebrity). This will be her way to explain away all the stuff going on as somehow Jon's fault if it isn't good and down to her sacrifice if it is good. Might as well just title the book "Your father is a POS who doesn't care about you" and get it over with.

I'm not getting the sacrifices. Is that the part where she runs around NYC getting makeovers and partying? What a sacrifice to not be home penned up in a house with 8 bored, fighting kids in a huge snowstorm.

This is such bs I have to chuckle thinking of the kids unmitigated SCORN that they will have for her as they cop on to her hypocrisy and for some reason I'm thinking that is not going to take long. When they are 12 and 16, oh my. Won't we have fun.

Hard to explain the divorce as being Jn's fault etc etc when they've got 5 seasons of her increasing pretense, preening, camera hogging and abuse to document the how and why of it all - what a pickle! The very show that made you famous will now damn you to your kids who can see you sold them out for money and your own ego. How much of this book proceeds of their private photos and letters will go into an account for the kids she's doing it for?

Mary said...

Hi


he second bag she has are photo's of the famiy to sell and also books in case any fans want her autograph or photo's......... you havew to be always ready to make money

BMWoP said...

Is she trying to convince the kids she loves them?

Seems more to me she's trying to convince herself she loves them.

Huh said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"@Laurie: Seriously? Did K8 actually state her happiest times were in E'Town???

So THAT was Happy K8 in those episodes?

Imagine K8 in the bad times.....

Truth be told, I doubt K8 is capable of genuine happiness."


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That was when Kate was starting to earn the most money, so I guess that's what she considers happiness.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Stop the Madness said, "... the bible verse that would explain Kate's divorce...

Could this be it, in Gospels of Luke? "Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem"

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LOL and absolutely TRUE!

zee said...

Kris said...

The only book I'll ever buy that has the name "Gosselin" attached will be the one Mady eventually writes. You know it's coming, and it will be a doozy!
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I can't wait for Jon's book!!!!

Misty pig said...

E town was happiest-
Except for the too tiny kitchen

I think it was the happiest because that is
-when the money began rolling in,
-when she began to have people to help/obey/coomand/bully,
-began to be famous
-and basically had control over the tlc people who accomodated her every whim.

Laura T said...

Mary said...
We will not have to wait for kids to be 18.... Once Maddy and Cara get on internet they will start posting about life with Mom
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I always wondered how Kate is going to control this.
The kids will get their own email accounts, facebooks, cell phones etc one day.
They will also have to go out on their own with friends.

Will they have body guards?
Will Katie tip off the paparazzi in an effort to keep them in the press (The Dionne sisters stated in their book that thier father did this to them)

Kate's an idiot said...

She was happy in etown? That's Kate happy? Good lord, how sad is that? And why in the hell did she uproot her family to the Orphanage if she was so happy? It seems like everything went to shit once they moved to the house with the "disgusting" fridge. She's such an awful bitch.

Mary M said...

stopthemadness said...
She looks so entirely fake and air brushed on that "book" cover that you cannot actually tell who it is. Her face is so airbrushed out all you see is this big blog of fake weave and the big bad wolf teefs. It could be anyone."


I was thrown off with long pants! No skirts here.
I could recognise her by her funny eye.

ErinKate said...

Will the kids have to go to the store and buy their own copy in order to read how their mom feels about them? Or will she hand each of them their own copy? on camera of course.

MMLaurie said...

I have tried to post a few comments on Radar Online after several Kate stories and have been mercilessly attacked for petty things. That site is out of control. Anyway, why are the child labor laws not working to protect the children? (Other than PA!) Where is the system breaking down?

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Great article in the Christian Monitor about children turning into primetime accessories.

I've been out of the Gosselin-loop for quite some time but have been catching up on the recent posts.
I think Kate's latest ghost-written book is going to be her downfall. You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time, and I think this book damages her branded image of a doting "single" mother. In fact it does the opposite and exposes her narcissism, materialism and her willingness to exploit anything and anybody for attention and money.
It's so sleazy, even for a Gosselin. I don't put out birthday cards when personal messages are handwritten in them. There is something sancrosanct about personal letters between those in intimate relationships.

But that aside, I don't think the letters were penned by Kate, and they, like her hair and some body parts, aren't real. And that is also sad as the only thing worse than having your mother's personal letters to you publicized and sold, is having SOMEONE ELSE write your mother's letters to you!

This book, regardless of authorship, will only have a deleterious effect on the Gosselin children.

Earlier today, in an interview with CNN, Michelle Obama said her husband doesn't take their daughters to school; she added the children are fine with this as they are embarrassed by the motorcade. Anderson Cooper thought this was quite funny.
But it drives home the embarrassment and humiliation that will befall the Gosselin kids, once again, when this book comes out. Kids just want to fit in and be accepted. It's not socially advantageous to be singled out. Sadly Kate knows this, but doesn't care. This book clearly shows she cares more for fame than her children's best interests and well-being. Shame on anyone who helped publish this book and shame on anyone who reads it. If Kate wanted to do another book tour, she could have written a TLC-approved book about her own life and experiences in reality television. It's sad that she protects her own privacey but cares little for her children's.

she is evil said...

Letters to my fricking children. Hmmm, Kate has been divorced for a month now and she has so thoughtfully and quickly penned letters to her kids about divorce and love and family? She has perspective a mere month after divorce? This is information the kids want or need or can understand at their young age? This is something those kids would want to be made public? Kate is so inappropriate and self-serving she thinks they or we want to read this crap? The woman is illiterate and had issues with punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really!!!!!!!!! The fact that she wrote the book doesn't surprise me; anything for fame and fortune, children be damned. What does surprise me is that someone actually agreed to publish this. What next? The Story of my Boob Job? High Order Multiples for Dummies? My Many Sacrifices? Someone, please, please make this woman/man disappear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

Good point MytwoCanadiancents,
Writing a book about being under a microsope, the difficulties that come with being on a reality show would have been a much better idea. But Kate has/is NOTHING without those kids. And it's the only way (in her mind) that she can toot her own horn, AGAIN. All it will be is a justification of her choices, behaviour, actions.
I I I, Me, Me, Me, sobbed sobbed sobbed, hospital hospital, 30 weeks 30 weeks...you get my gist.

Closerfan said...

I'm just wondering what happened to Kevin and Jodi Kreider? The last I heard was that they were teaming up with famed attorney Gloria Allred on some project. I just hope Kevin and Jodi are keeping an eye on the children. Somebody needs to be on their side.

my9cats said...

MMLaurie said...
I have tried to post a few comments on Radar Online after several Kate stories and have been mercilessly attacked for petty things. That site is out of control." SNIPPED
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Don't waste your time. What these Kult of Kate worshippers need is to be deprogrammed. How frightening these sheeple are.

grannyoftwo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Stop the Madness said, "... the bible verse that would explain Kate's divorce...

Could this be it, in Gospels of Luke? "Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem"

I cannot stop laughing at this one..........lolololololorofl.....

SafetyTrain said...

I can't believe she titled her book "I Just Want You to Know". Here's what we know about Kate's feelings towards her children from watching the show - "Joel - you're clueless, Colin - you're gross, Aaden - you're not a 'real' man, little girls - you're PERFECT (especially you Hannah), Mady - you require too much water, Kara - you take up too much time with you're so-called 'injuries'.

We don't need a book Kate. You've said it all already.

fidosmommy said...

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

But that aside, I don't think the letters were penned by Kate, and they, like her hair and some body parts, aren't real.

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I bet you're right. Kate can't write on her own. So, it's likely she pulled out her journals, gave them to a writer and they were
used as a springboard for letters to her children - the basic inspiration, but will have to be tooled pretty severely to become a readable text.

Ava said...

In stead of writing a book to your children but selling it to the PUBLIC, how about actually SPENDING TIME with your children and teaching them the values and lessons in person? Why would you write a book that is supposed to be so personal for your children but yet sell it to the public? Your children need their parents, not a book tour that you will certainly do soon I'm sure!

boo said...

I hope on one of her interview someone calls her out on Beth or about the ghost-writer taht wrote this

debbiejo said...

I just went to Zondervan.com and under "contact us" I registered my utter disgust, that as a Christian publisher, they would profit off of a sad divorce.

It would be great if we bombarded them with complaints.

Proud Grandma said...

I too have writen a book to my kids, honestly.
But I won't make a brass cent off it, it won't even be published. It is a book of family history, photos going back four or five generations.
Stories about my childhood, my husband's childhood, their lives, my feelings for them, the hiccoughs my husband and I went through, but how we stuck together and became better people for the experiences.
I have told them of our financial struggles, how we had to budget and sometimes do without.
But above all, no matter what, their parents love them and have always loved them, no matter what.
I have printed and bound the books, and also put them on CD. My gosh when I read it, I get madder and madder at Kate. Jon too, but not quite so much.
I hope my children (now adults and parents themselves) will treasure these books and will continue the tradition. It is such a private thing.
There are no bibly bits, just honest talk.

Melissa P. Gentry said...

She didn't write anything. She had to be told what to say about her children when presented with all 8 of their pictures during the interview with Natalie. Then there was a malfunction with the earpiece and she couldn't articulate one nice thing about any of them.

Now I am supposed to believe she WROTE this book all by her lonesome? JOKE of the century.

Can't See Sheep said...

Why on earth do you need a ghostwriter to help you write personal things to your children? Oh, that's right, it really isn't anything she's written, it's all just for more cash. Fake, fake & more fake. Like much of her, the woman can't even say her hair is her own. She should have just titled the book, Me, Me, all Me, it would probably be closer to the truth.

And her just sitting in that "let's do coffee, you can talk to me, I'm your best gal-pal" pose on the cover is maddening, as well as the angelic symbolism. It's so photo-shopped I'm surprised we recognize her, I wouldn't be surprised if her own children asked her who the lady on the cover was. These kids are in for a lifetime of humiliation & embarrassment from their mother & I feel terribly sorry for them.

I find it so interesting that this woman has 3 books out there now, when many good writers who have something that people would actually want to read remain unpublished. I'd have thought one book of crap would be enough, but nope, we're on number three, makes me wish we were still using outhouses as we could then put kate's books to a better use.

Can't See Sheep said...

Proud Grandma said...

I too have writen a book to my kids, honestly.
(snipped)


That is a truly awesome book you've written for your children. I wish some of my family had done something like this, because I'm sure it's a book they will read over & over, look to in tough times, if you & their ancestors can get through tough times then so could they & look to it for inspiration as well. They know who & where they come from, because it's all their for them to see, absolutely marvellous.

Can't See Sheep said...

sorry if this is already been posted

Kate fending for her eight, but ready to deal with Jon Gosselin again
http://www.sawfnews.com/Gossip/62659.aspx

PaMa said...

I bet you're right. Kate can't write on her own. So, it's likely she pulled out her journals, gave them to a writer and they were
used as a springboard for letters to her children
###############################

I can't even imagine that she ever really kept journals. That would require some introspection, a quality Kate clearly doesn't possess.

TG said...

I wrote to Zondervan and voiced my disgust over their decision to carry that piece of pimping trash called a book.

Here is Zondervan's worthless response.

"In 2008, Zondervan signed a multi-book contract with Kate Gosselin, and her new book I Just Want You to Know is part of that agreement. We realize the recent events in Kate’s life have been very public, and many sources-particularly the tabloids-have exploited her popularity with misinformation. Some people may not agree with our decision to publish this book, but we support Kate as she moves forward into a new chapter of her life. It is clear that her faith has been an integral part of her life and the lives of her children during the past year, and we are honored to give her the opportunity to share her heart."

It is ALL about the money. They are ALL exploiting those children for financial gain.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: Zondervan: Religion and sex have at least one thing in common: they both SELL.

"Christian" products seem to be a very lucrative business venture.

To some, anything labelled "christian" or "faith based" is, by definition, honest, correct, and, so, worth the $ spent.


There is easy money to be made under the banner of religion/faith.

Just wondering where that reported 'spiritual' side of K8 was hiding when she was so consistently impatient, critical, demeaning, and THAT was ON CAMERA!

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Every time I think Kate cannot get any worse I am mistaken. This book is just another low for her. No sewer is too deep Kate because the only thing that matters to her is money and fame. I hope the book fails miserably.

stopthemadness said...

How is it clear that Kate's "faith" has been integral in her life and the lives of her children the past year? They quit going to church, I don't see any evidence that her faith has anything to do with anything. She sure does not walk the talk.
Oh.
They probably mean her faith in the thing she actually worships - the dollar. Yes, that's certainly been an integral part of the kids' lives for the past 3 and a half years if not before. The top priority in front of her kids' happiness and safety and well ahead of her marriage.
People who buy "Kate's" book of Bible plagiarism, ghost writer's writings and a pile of photos TLC took, deserve what the get. A big phony book with a picture of kate on the cover.
How interesting that Zonderman thought that Kate would be good for numerous books when they signed this deal. They obviously don't give a crap what they publish.

BMWoP said...

TG said...
I wrote to Zondervan and voiced my disgust over their decision to carry that piece of pimping trash called a book.

Here is Zondervan's worthless response.

"In 2008, Zondervan signed a multi-book contract with Kate Gosselin, and her new book I Just Want You to Know is part of that agreement. We realize the recent events in Kate’s life have been very public, and many sources-particularly the tabloids-have exploited her popularity with misinformation. Some people may not agree with our decision to publish this book, but we support Kate as she moves forward into a new chapter of her life. It is clear that her faith has been an integral part of her life and the lives of her children during the past year, and we are honored to give her the opportunity to share her heart."


2/10/2010 2:24 PM

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Her faith over the last year? Really?

Let's see.....
* No church
* photos of her abusing Leah and
Collin
* a close personal relationship
with a married man
* publicly bashing Jon on talk
shows any chance she could get
* the wine drinking
* sexy bikini photo shoots
* fake boobs, fake tan, fake nails
fake hair, $70,000 SUV
* nanny's raising the children
* kicking the pets to the curb


Zondervan,
You are NOT honored to give her an opportunity to share her heart. You are honored to share in her infamousy and money. You have aligned yourselves with a manipulative, selfish, greedy woman who puts HERSELF above all others, including God. You know that but are wearing money blinders.

debbiejo said...

TG said:
Here is Zondervan's worthless response.

"In 2008, Zondervan signed a multi-book contract with Kate Gosselin, and her new book I Just Want You to Know is part of that agreement. We realize the recent events in Kate’s life have been very public, and many sources-particularly the tabloids-have exploited her popularity with misinformation. Some people may not agree with our decision to publish this book, but we support Kate as she moves forward into a new chapter of her life. It is clear that her faith has been an integral part of her life and the lives of her children during the past year, and we are honored to give her the opportunity to share her heart."
___________________________________

You are right...it is a worthless response. It is NOT clear that her faith has been an integral part of the last year. NO WAY. SHE has been THE only integral part of her life...not the kids...not the Lord....HER!

I find it very disgusting that any publisher, let alone a Christian publisher, would stoop to this low trashy level.

That is baloney that they had to "honor a three book contract". All they had to do is pay her off if she was owed one more book. Or choose a topic that is less exploitive of the children.

Zondervan also publishes Ann Graham Lotz...she must be disgusted as well.

Kate Who? said...

Oh, goodie. Another book by Kate Gosselin. Um, who wrote this one? :)

too bad,so sad said...

Okay, I think you all are leading me out of my private zone.
I just went to the publisher and asked this question-I have never done something like this before, I usually just let people do and think whatever they want and accept their point of view. I don't know if I want to hear back from them or not.
Here is the message I left-

subject-the publishing of personal letters by Kate Gosselin to her children

Dear Christian Publishers,

I want to express my concern about the publishing of this work. I have worked with young children for several decades. I have never met a parent that did not love their children. I have met far too many who have not learned good strategies to lovingly discipline and guide their children. Many are confused about what a loving, kind parent looks and acts like.
I do not read tabloids, nor do I read the online gossip blogs. I am attracted to programs that feature young children, and have watched some of the Jon & Kate plus eight programs. I have been brought to tears when I have seen Kate interact with her innocent children. The inappropriate and misguided actions are too numerous to list but I would like to highlight just a few.
*placing a sick child on the laundry room floor so he doesn't soil his bed linen.
*allowing the small children to be filmed while on the potty, showing them unclothed and showing their excrement.
*denying 2 or 3 of the children their birthday cupcakes while their siblings eat theirs in front of them.
*ignoring a child visibly in pain, because she is not done shopping for beds.
*leaving a 3 year old on the potty, alone in the dark because he is not learning to be trained as quickly as the others.
*saying negative things, in front of all the children, about their father. Once telling them they do not need to listen to him.
*hitting a guest, not once but several times, while he cooked dinner for her family.

As I have stated the list could go on and on, but I think I have written enough to make my point. Kate is not the worst mother I have seen, but by publishing this book you must realize that you will be promoting these actions as acceptable and it will be viewed that your publishing firm approves of these actions as a good Christian way to treat children. Is this really the role model you want to endorse?

I am always reminded to consider-What would Jesus do-Do you think he would do any of the above mentioned actions? One of my favorite scriptures is when Jesus instructed -Suffer the little children to come to me. I hope that you will see how the fame and celebrity status of this woman may very well lead others to follow her lead in treating their children with such a lack of empathy. Your company prides itself in leading people to a better Christian lifestyle. You must see, on closer inspection, that this book will have the opposite effect than the one you desire.

Thank you for your attention and consideration of my concern and opinion. You may choose to respond to this or not. I would like to ask that you not send a “form” impersonal response to something that I am so passionate about.

fidosmommy said...

Kate is all about being "an inspiration" to moms. Right. How about Kate take a few lessons from women who have truly been moms in every sense of the word? She doesn't have to look to famous people in Hollywood or Washington to see it. Just find a nice neighbor who has children and take notes. Women unknown beyond their own neighborhoods have much to teach her about raising children with love, enthusiasm, direction and a strong foundation.

Brummygirl said...

The book by the Gosselin children:

"Mommy...What Did We Do?

Brummygirl said...

@ too bad, so sad:

Thank you for coming out of your comfort zone. The letter covered what most of us feel.

Duckman said...

Oh man, that cover to Kate's forthcoming is so contrived, it practically screams "fake" upon first glance.

Ballet flats on somebody who wears high heels everywhere (dude ranch, hot-air balloon ride)?

The chair she's in has that hotel-issue look to it. It just does not look like a chair from a residence. Admittedly, I wouldn't be surprised if the cover photo were taken in a hotel or a photography studio.

There was something about Kate's overall look I couldn't quite figure out initially. It finally dawned on me that Kate's striking a [maybe GMA-era] Joan Lunden pose - just without the warmth, sincerity, and authenticity.

konGOaway said...

I wonder what the christian community would think of the admission that Kate sometimes shares her nap time bed with another woman. Jamie spoke up and shared that.

Vanessa said...

ha ha! Duckman!
yeah, the heels at the Dude Ranch and Balloon Ride! Also the halter top and mini skirt! Who are they trying to fool?

Suz said...

Proud Grandma said...
I too have writen a book to my kids, honestly.
But I won't make a brass cent off it, it won't even be published. It is a book of family history, photos going back four or five generations.


What a wonderful gift! I am sad to say that I never got to know my grandparents at all (they all lived in another country), and my parents both passed away when I was 40, a few years ago. My parents always meant to write things down but never did. It saddens me that not only did I not get to know my grandparents, but my kids never really know theirs either. How lucky your children and grandchildren will get the books you've written then, chockful of memories!

konGOaway said...

there is a blip about Jon being in Hawaii but what is interesting is that the article claims that Kate asked Jon to film again "for the good of the family" and is willing to negotiate. Looks like Kate is behind the TLC lawsuit all along.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/jon-gosselin-maui-man-215319

Closerfan said...

You're not going to believe this but both Cara and Mady have Facebook pages. Cara has a Twitter page that obviously was created by someone with computer knowledge. Her last entry was from 08/09 "They say being --'heartbroken'-- hurts but it makes you stronger, i have the hurt part but yet I'm weaker". Both Cara and Mady share a Twitter page that is for private messaging only. Sounds like the TLC publicity train keeps on going.

lifeoriley said...

Re: too bad, so sad
Well-written letter to Zondervan. Apparently they worship the same thing that Kate does: money.
Kate seems to have taken the view that if something makes money for her, it can't be bad. God must approve of it, therefore.
Kate believes in herself, and in money, IMO. She does not put her children first. She did not put her marriage first. She has effectively cut her own family (her parents, brother, and all but one sister) from her life and her children's lives. I guess Kate didn't get the commandment "Honor thy father and mother."
Kate has also taken the idea that a little pampering and "me-time" makes one a better mother and completely ran with it to the extreme, IMO. Her logic has become skewed--she behaves as if the more time and money she spends on herself, the better mother she is.
I bet Kate can't wait for the promotional appearances and book tour for this next piece of "puffery." She'll travel first-class with a bodyguard, eat out a fine restaurants, and get in a spa visit or two. All for her kids.

IsThereNothingSacredLeft? said...

Proud Grandma said...
I too have writen a book to my kids, honestly.
But I won't make a brass cent off it, it won't even be published. It is a book of family history, photos going back four or five generations.

-----------------

Can I just say you are amazing and the real deal!

Seriously, all of us here on the "outside," do we really care about what John Mayer has to say to defend himself onstage? Do we really need to hear Kate Gosselin talk...about anything? John, quit talking; just play the guitar. Kate, quit whatever you're trying to be or manufacture and get back to your private life; I get so much more from listening to the wonderful moms on GWOP than I ever will from you. You have nothing to contribute to my existence.

Sacrificing every last shred of privacy; it's all for sale. We're just not interested, Kate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: the original thought for this thread: NO ONE would EVER have even HEARD of K8 Gosselin if it weren't for her fertility dr.

The woman has ZERO charisma and talent to match.

It is only her 8 Little Accessories that have made her noteworthy in any way.

And those 8 little accessories have introduced us to a woman we now wish we had never 'met'. K8's obnoxiousness has upstaged her 8 little accessories. As cute as those 8 little accessories were, they were no match for the grating, off-putting personality of their mother.

KatieG really needs to GO PERMANENTLY AWAY and take her 'personal letters' (to be PUBLISHED, so how this qualifies as 'personal', is beyond me), her 'spirituality', her bogus cooking tips, and, most assuredly ANY of her thoughts/suggestions about how to lead one's life, with her to some darkened corner of Oblivion, PA.

The truth is simple: Kate Gosselin is talentless and her ONLY skill is in REPELLING people in droves. She remains unsurpassed in this arena.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@ Is There Nothing Sacred Left?: Applause! You've said a mouthful!

John Mayer can't seem to make a relationship work either - maybe he and KatieG deserve each other. They seem to operate on the same low wattage. John Mayer, though, at least has some amount of musical abilities. KatieG's got NUTHIN'.

Midwest Teacher said...

I heard on the radio today that Jon is in talks with TLC to put the children back on television. Has anyone heard this?? I haven't been on this site in awhile so this may have already been discussed. The radio was mentioning that Jon missed his paycheck and so was interested in putting the kids back on, obviously to pay for his lavish lifestyle.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

konGOaway said...
there is a blip about Jon being in Hawaii but what is interesting is that the article claims that Kate asked Jon to film again "for the good of the family" and is willing to negotiate. Looks like Kate is behind the TLC lawsuit all along.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/jon-gosselin-maui-man-215319

2/11/2010 7:23 AM
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My take on this negotiation?

Kate asks Jon to allow the filming in exchange for "no child support"

Jon counters with yes to allow filming as long as "lawsuit to be dropped"

WIN-WIN for both of them AND TLC.

Loss-loss for kids as usual

she is evil said...

Yeah the book cover looks fake, weird, and not like Kate. Also the hair doesn't look like either of the current weaves. If this picture really was taken months ago with a wig, I wonder if it was done with the knowledge that the weave would appear post divorce. Knowing greedy Kate, she probably wants to make sure she gets all the dough and pretended that this book came about after Jon. However, if this book is to honor a 2008 contract, would jon be entitled to a cut?

Gimme Gimme said...

That book cover looks more like a painting to me or it was a photograph that was shopped to make it look like a painting. Her eyebrows are not nearly so thick. I guess they have to do everything in their power to take that hard edge of her, so they softened her features considerably by doing it this way.

KathyAnn said...

Midwest Teacher said...
The radio was mentioning that Jon missed his paycheck and so was interested in putting the kids back on, obviously to pay for his lavish lifestyle.
___________
Im sure Katie misses the paycheck too.

Jane in California said...

konGOaway said...

there is a blip about Jon being in Hawaii but what is interesting is that the article claims that Kate asked Jon to film again "for the good of the family" and is willing to negotiate. Looks like Kate is behind the TLC lawsuit all along.
* * *

So, now we wait and see if Jon has integrity and tells her to pound salt, or if he caves and allows filming to begin again.

I am holding out hope that Jon will keep firm on his decision. I feel that the longer he is away from Kate and the toxic environment that was his marriage and burden, the stronger a person he will become. Let's hope for the best!

goawayJandK said...

So, if Jon is in Maui, and K8 is prancing around NYC, again, I ask, WHO IS WITH THOSE POOR KIDS?

Emily the Great and Terrible said...

I sent a note to Zondervan and encourage everyone else to do the same. How hurtful to have your parents divorce; how much more so for your mother to do everything in her power to keep it in the public eye and make sure there is no opportunity for healing. Here's my letter:

To whom it may concern:

I just read that your company is publishing yet another book by Kate Gosselin, this one dealing with her divorce. Unless she is writing that she is sorry for committing adultery and emotionally and physically abusing her children and husband, I don't know what she could add to a Christian discussion of the topic.

On your own homepage, it currently reads, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." What a beautiful verse, and how beautiful it would be if your company continued to solely employ authors who embody these words. I think we can all agree that Kate Gosselin continues to reject these and all other Biblical principles.

Is this un-Christian woman really the model of your company values? A woman who only goes to church to ask people to give her more money for plastic surgeries? I have many Zondervan books on my bookshelf, but this decision leaves me wondering if I can ever buy another.

I hope you reconsider this so I can continue to be a customer.

Emily Marshall

jibberjabbers said...

goawayJandK said...

So, if Jon is in Maui, and K8 is prancing around NYC, again, I ask, WHO IS WITH THOSE POOR KIDS?

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The nannies. Always has and always will be. You can tell because the kids have no "attachment" to Kate. None whatsoever.

They do however show some attachment/affection to Jon.

goawayJandK said...

hi jibberjabbers:

Oh, I know. I guess I should have stated that my question was a rhetorical one !!

The kids do absolutely seem to adore being with Jon. K8 is more like their very distant aunt who brings them presents a few times a year.

Kat said...

Looks like Kate is behind the TLC lawsuit all along.

I don't think Kate is "behind" the TLC lawsuit as in she was the one pushing them to file it. I think she is desperately trying to get Jon to allow the children to be filmed again, because she knows all her solo efforts (pilots, guest hosting, etc.) have been met with laughter and derision.

Her only chance of continuing her "glam" lifestyle of the rich and annoying is to put the kids back in front of the camera and pray (remember how to do that, Katie?) that there are enough Sheeple still willing to watch to get decent ratings.

Thus, I'm sure she's going right along with TLC and trying to make Jon's life as hard and miserable as possible right now. And I'm doubly sure it eats her up to see him having actual fun with real friends and girlfriends, while she has to hang out with paid "buddies" because no one else will spend time with her. Hence all the frantic "Look at me! I got new hair! Look at me! I'm having lunch with an assistant stylist! Look at me! I'm hanging on to my hairdresser's arm after leaving a nightclub and Boy! Are we having FUN! Look how I'm laughing! Ha ha ha ha ha!"

winky said...

I look forward to the day when the kids turn 18, get a lawyer and sue the fake tan off of Kate.

Can't See Sheep said...

I don't think Kate is "behind" the TLC lawsuit as in she was the one pushing them to file it. I think she is desperately trying to get Jon to allow the children to be filmed again, because she knows all her solo efforts (pilots, guest hosting, etc.) have been met with laughter and derision.
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Exactly & she desperately wants to hold onto the life she has been so accustomed to. I'm wondering what kind of a deal she's willing to make with Jon to keep this new uber expensive life of hers.

The other problem is even if Jon does give her permission to film it there the audience out there for it now? If they do a kate +8 show? From what I've seen on the Internet I don't feel that their is, too many people know what she is. I can see the first few episodes doing well, but unless they pump up the drama & out kate in "peril" weekly to get those who dislike her to tune in, I don't see how they can keep numbers up.

Also I have to wonder how many millions does TLC consider to be good to be making off of them. Like if they knew they'd only make 5 million off of them would they deem that a waste of their time considering they made 180 million for one quarter? Does anyone have any idea?

PJ said...

So, now we wait and see if Jon has integrity and tells her to pound salt, or if he caves and allows filming to begin again.

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Well since Jon's lawyer has said Jon wants to be on the TLC show with the kids again, it sounds like he has "caved." If Jon had integrity, he would not have Heller as his lawyer. As long as Jon chooses to focus his job search only on TV gigs and therefore remains unemployed, he doesn't have much firm ground to stand.

Jon could have been such a hero for his kids. Yes, the kids love him but he has not taken the steps he needed to to keep them off television.

Jane in California said...

I did a quick Google search, and found this on ROL (which I do not count as a truly credible source, but at least they named names this time)

"Heller strongly hinted that Jon is ready to allow the network to film his kids again on a modified schedule, fewer hours and fewer days. Network sources tell RadarOnline.com, however, that they are not anxious to put the show back on the air after Jon’s stunt, which effectively shut down the series."

So they quote Heller, but only cite "network sources."

I think Heller is extremely slimy and Jon should fire him as his rep. He's only doing this for publicity, and seeing as he probably made up the story about Jon being offered two Superbowl commercials, whose to say he's not blowing hot air about Jon's willingness to allow filming to resume.

I'm still doing a wait and see. When and if it is officially confirmed by the network, then I will condemn Jon.

Jane in California said...

CantSeeSheep said:

The other problem is even if Jon does give her permission to film it there the audience out there for it now? If they do a kate +8 show? From what I've seen on the Internet I don't feel that their is, too many people know what she is. I can see the first few episodes doing well, but unless they pump up the drama & out kate in "peril" weekly to get those who dislike her to tune in, I don't see how they can keep numbers up.
* * *

I agree. I would think Jon has lost all desire to be filmed for the show, so it would only be Kate plus the children. Kate has a small percentage of rabid fans, but mostly people dislike her or downright can't stand her. That does not translate into high viewing numbers week after week.

If you like or care about the children, truly care, then you won't tune in either because you believe it's wrong of Kate and TLC to continue filming them.

So that leaves a core audience of illiterate, immature, slightly crackpot Kate fans. I really doubt that's the demographic that most advertisers are aiming for. What are they going to advertise? Photoshopping programs, Lee press on nails, wrinkle cream, and boarding schools?

TurnTheTVoff said...

The bottom line is JOn does not have the finances to fight TLC. He just can not compete with a multi million dollar business. TLC will win over Jon and the kids will be back on the air.
Jon can only do so much. Look at what TLC has done to him! They have slaughtered him in the media.
TLC is the sickest company I have ever heard of in my life. How they can purposely try to ruin a man is beyond me. Then take family of children and ruin them also, just for the almighty dollar. Don't even get me started on the show "toddlers and tiaras". TLC is one SICK network!

Brummygirl said...

If Jon does allow the kids to be filmed again, T.L.C. are going to have to come up with a different format.
Kate taking them to dentists, expensive trips, is not going to cut it any more. Been there, done that. The kids are older and not so pliable. The ratings had slipped in the last few shows and the fact that they had any ratings at all, was that the mess between Jon and Kate had not finished.
We know that the Sheeple will watch but not sure if their viewing will amount to the kind of dollars T.L.C. wish to garner.
Maybe T.L.C. wanted the satisfaction of winning against Jon and know that Kate will not carry it even with the kids. Then they will have the excuse to dump her because of low ratings.
We can only hope.
This will have to be a new contract and I hope to goodness Jon does not get involved in any way shape or form. It is said T.L.C. will not film him ever again but they must need his signature to film the kids and here we go again.
New show for Kate? A load of hogs wallop!!!!

konGOaway said...

I wonder if Jamie slipped a few months ago and said she would have the kids this summer because Kate is planning a big media blitz/book tour while the kids are out of school. . . and, oh yeah, the plastic surgery!!!!

Don't SquanderTheDays said...

As long as Jon chooses to focus his job search only on TV gigs and therefore remains unemployed, he doesn't have much firm ground to stand.
(snipped from PJ's comment)
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Speaking of which...what is so darn hard about simply doing what you need to do? Jobs are scarce but if Jon was really focused on standing on his own two feet and taking care of his family, he's had more than enough time to go back to school now, buckle down and enhance his job skills so that he can get a job. I have friends who have done this after being laid-off. Instead of moaning and groaning their fate, they're doing something about it with faith, hope, hard work...eeking out enough money for school while still trying to meet life's other expenses. I think it's called maturity, dedication, humility and ambition...or survival. Dust yourself off from the hard knocks and just get going on YOUR LIFE!!

ErinKate said...

I don't believe Mady and Cara have Facebooks or twitter. It is probably an impersonator. Kate doesn't even let them watch TV. Let's not forget they are only 9!!!
Rosie O'donnell is always telling people she most certainly does not have a Facebook, but people keep telling her she has one and she keeps repeating it is not her, so don't believe it.

Charlie Rose said...

Midwest Teacher said...
The radio was mentioning that Jon missed his paycheck and so was interested in putting the kids back on, obviously to pay for his lavish lifestyle.
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Jon is getting grilled because he is considering putting the children back on TV. What about Kate? She NEVER wanted to take them off in the first place. Why aren't people dissing her and asking the real question? Why does KATE insist on putting or keeping her children in the limelight?

Simple really. Because Kate wants the "fame, wealth and noteriety" that comes from having those precious children. Neither one of them care about their children.

I wish the media would start blasting Kate AND Jon for wanting to put their children on TV.

snow said...

QUOTE
"The other problem is even if Jon does give her permission to film it there the audience out there for it now? If they do a kate +8 show?"

QUOTE
Well since Jon's lawyer has said Jon wants to be on the TLC show with the kids again, it sounds like he has "caved."
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If Jon lets the kids be filmed again of course he will want to be on tv too. Being on a current show gives you publicity, interviews, freebies and makes you a star.

Why would he sit back and let Kate have it all?

These kids are doomed.

But i do give Jon half a star for getting them off if only for a few months- no matter his motives.

Im sure the free time, coupled with starting school will make the tups less likly to want their day to day lives broadcast for thier little friends to see.

What happens when the cameras pick up the half hidden boxes of night time pull ups pants etc....

MaryBeth said...

Oh great -what story lines will they come up with- more dentists visits, loosing teeth, training bras?

Brummygirl said...

Jane in California:
I'm still doing a wait and see. When and if it is officially confirmed by the network, then I will condemn Jon.
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I am with you on that one, we haven't had a true source yet. ROL and Heller are both *spinners*. I said earlier, that until I actually hear Jon say it, I am sitting on the fence waiting!!

fidosmommy said...

I'm guessing the book cover photo is a wig, and the weave was done to coincide with the release of the book. "The New Kate". If Kate was going to go to book signings and on book tours, she would have to look the same in person as she does on the book cover. They couldn't have that edgy Kate walking in to sell the softer Kate's book that is probably dripping with sweetness and light about how much she loves
her 8 children:
G. Washington, T. Jefferson, A. Lincoln, A. Hamilton, A. Jackson, U.S. Grant, B. Franklin, and her mostest favoritish, W. Wilson.


(faces on US currency)

Can't See Sheep said...

Jane in California said...
I think Heller is extremely slimy and Jon should fire him as his rep. He's only doing this for publicity, and seeing as he probably made up the story about Jon being offered two Superbowl commercials, whose to say he's not blowing hot air about Jon's willingness to allow filming to resume.

I'm still doing a wait and see. When and if it is officially confirmed by the network, then I will condemn Jon.
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I agree completely Jane in California, even when Heller is named as the source you still can't trust it because he seems to be as much a fame-whore as the rest. An agent who seeks publicity himself is hardly there for his clients best interest & really do wish Jon would show him the door, he's collected far too many bottom feeders around him. I too am waiting for more reliable sources to hear from.

At least Jon's current gf doesn't seem to be seeking the limelight for herself, I'm hoping it stays that way & that she turns out to be a person of greater merit & conviction than the others, which face it, isn't that difficult a feat.

Can't See Sheep said...

fidosmommy said...
They couldn't have that edgy Kate walking in to sell the softer Kate's book that is probably dripping with sweetness and light about how much she loves
her 8 children:
G. Washington, T. Jefferson, A. Lincoln, A. Hamilton, A. Jackson, U.S. Grant, B. Franklin, and her mostest favoritish, W. Wilson.
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lmao! So true, so true!

too bad,so sad said...

I got the standard response to my email to the publisher. I promised myself to not respond, but my grandmother's words are in my head-if there is a good fight for a good cause-get in it.
So-


Oh, thanks so much for following my request to NOT send me a standard “form” type response_(YES, that is sarcasm) Anyway, I have had to write many, many responses to questions in my job, and I applaud you in finding an answer that you are getting so much use out of. I would love to know how many times you have sent this response out as an answer to readers’ concerns. Please respond by telling me a ballpark estimate, I do not expect a precise number.
BTW-your response make absolutely NO sense. I did not read or cite any “misinformation” from any tabloid.
I guess the book will make money for you and by your response that is what is important to your company, rather than helping parents to see a better way to parent. I apologize if I am being too harsh, I guess I should consider that you did not even read my first e mail, but just tossed it into the file that ordered: send prewritten “multi-book contract” notice. The question was-Do you want a woman who has hours and hours of child neglect recorded and shown on tv to represent the Christian lifestyle. The answer-we had a contract, people lied about her and we want you to see her heart is not even close to an answer to the question given. If this was for a grade on an exam, you know you would FAIL.
I do have a sense of humor and often admonish my students that “if you have to lie, for goodness sake, put some effort into in and make it either believable or interesting. If you choose to respond again, could you write something that is original, after all we have had a tough week with all this snow, and you must have a million talented authors you could turn to.
I am not anti-Kate. I do not know her, but I think by observing her actions she is a woman who is carrying a lot of inner pain, and I do sympathize. I don’t care if she makes a million dollars on this book or not. I simply am trying to encourage presenting good parenting and empathetic behavior during the difficult times in one’s life. There is always a way to make everything better. Letting Kate explain her view and behavior on everything that happened and then allowing a pastor to suggest kinder more loving ways to act would be valuable indeed. That would be a way to honor the multi-book contract and help Kate and readers to enter the mind set of total compassion and forgiveness. Win/win for everyone. What do you think?
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I know, I know I'm wasting my breath on this, but so what, people zone out all the time when I speak.LOL

Nah said...

RE Facebook and twitter
I doubt that maddy or cara really started those accounts. They are nine. If you must join, choose a group that says fans of...

REAL GOOD said...

Charlie Rose said...
Jon is getting grilled because he is considering putting the children back on TV. What about Kate? She NEVER wanted to take them off in the first place. Why aren't people dissing her and asking the real question? Why does KATE insist on putting or keeping her children in the limelight?
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Exactly! Im repeating your post here.

Kate went on several interviews bashing Jon for this.
Remember I can no longer pay my bill and the kids cant see the Statue of Liberty because of Jon.

Puppets said...

Speaking of kids as accessories. Does anyone remember when Kate and Jon and family first did the talk show circuit they spoke of adopting a baby from Korea.
Kate even claimed to have the middle name picked out.

Gosh what lies were spewing from back then

Midnight Serenade said...

"It is clear that her faith has been an integral part of her life and the lives of her children during the past year, and we are honored to give her the opportunity to share her heart."

Clear to whom? Share her heart? How about sharing it with her children? Faith in what? Faith that the nannies are going to raise the children? Faith that somehow she is going to bilk parishioners of thousands of dollars to fund her lifestyle? Someone should compose a list of things in which she has faith...and send it to the publisher.

dream said...

ok..... nearing the end of february, wasn't current contract with TLC up in april? therefore, i think both jon and kate were beind taking them off air, jon became the fall guy, kate played along. they were waiting for current contract to expire to resign for more money on a new one and Heller is jon's agent remember

King said...

dream said...
ok..... nearing the end of february, wasn't current contract with TLC up in april? therefore, i think both jon and kate were beind taking them off air, jon became the fall guy, kate played along.
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Hmm interesting theory.

If Jon agreed to be the fall guy, Katie is sure doing a fantastic job of smearing his name.
Remember the bills in her purse, filing for divoirce because of his actions (we never figured out what those actions were), the voice over on the first day of school.

I think pulling the kids off was his final card to play and he knew it would bring Kates house of cards down.

fun said...

I agree completely Jane in California, even when Heller is named as the source you still can't trust it because he seems to be as much a fame-whore as the rest.
++++++++++++++++
isnt this the guy who tapes MJ and then published a book after his early death. I suggest Jon be very careful.

Brummygirl said...

From the Gosselin Children to Kate:

MOMMY WHAT DID WE DO!

Mommy, what did we do?
You chose us, we didn’t choose you.
We want to be good, but as much as we try
You are not always around and that makes us cry.

You promised that Daddy and you would be
A forever couple and us your family.
What did we do that he left alone
You were so glad and always on the phone

What did we do to drive Daddy away
Was it because we misbehaved one day?
Did we not tell him we loved him enough
Because we did, especially when you were tough.

We want to play like other children do
Not spend our life like animals in the zoo
We spent so many times in the front yard
People took photos, that was really hard.

Why do you not read us stories at night
Say a prayer with us and tuck us up tight
We see you change day by day
Is it because of us you behave that way.

Have you changed your appearance ‘cus you don’t want to be
The mother we had when we were three
Did we do something so you wrote a book
So that many weeks away from us you took.

We miss you both when you are away
Mady wrote to God to help you to stay
“Dear God, I hope you get this letter
I placed it on the church step, ‘cus I thought it better”

God did not reply, maybe he is mad
Because we must have been so bad
But if we promise to be good will you be nice
And play with us and buy us an ice!
Will it bring our Daddy back home
We don’t like to think of him alone.

Does he miss us as we miss him
Perhaps he left because of the din.
He hugged and kissed us all time
If you hugged us it would be fine.
So once more, we ask you
Please tell us Mommy,…What Did We Do?!!!

Your Eight Little Miracles!!!!!

readerlady said...

@ Brummygirl

Brilliant! You had me in tears from the second verse. Wish there were some way to make sure that Khate read it.

Diane said...

isnt this the guy who tapes MJ and then published a book after his early death. I suggest Jon be very careful.

Hi. That was Rabbi Shmuley(sp). He's the cream of the crop, too.

Brummygirl, That was priceless.