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Charles said...

Jon has been criticized for dating anything that can wear a skirt, and rightly so.

He lost his mind from being so abused by Her Royal Hiney. He has not used a lot of discretion, that is for sure.

But the sheeple keep pointing out that at least Kate hasn't been running around and night clubbing like Jon has.

Well, that is because she doesn't have anyone to nightclub with. Steve seemed to be her only male acquaintance, at least until she made friends with Ted.

Now Ted is in her corner and she has begun to night club with him.

See, she isn't any better than Jon, he just has more opportunity than she has had.

lukebandit said...

i took the time to read the beth carson article that was in the reading eagle. all i can say is WOW! what a classy, accomplished and polite lady she is!! her art work is beautiful! i felt bad for beth when she said she hadn't even graduated college and was writing a book, well beth you are Talented, artisticilly )SP)?, kate got her RN license at a hospital no college no wonder kate threw her to the curb.
JELLUS!!! Beth, i am so sorry kate treated you like she did. there is no excuse for kate to do that to you after you volunteering for hours and hours feeding and taking care of her children. i just hope that when the kids get older they will remember you, maybe mady and cara will. kate is in dire need of help. she has to have 2 bodyguards to go out? to protect the public from her? i can't believe that they shot that book cover months ago with a WIG and then kept it underwraps then she sat in a chair for 20 hours to keep the lie going just in time for the new book cover release! Zondervan should of just PAID HER CONTRACT OUT INSTEAD OF PUBLISHING her childrens letters. Zondervan should be ashamed beyond belief. instead of paying out her contract, did they just publish the books and if they don't sell, they can take a loss on their taxes so they are not out anything? i would love to get kate's picture when she went out on the town to Butter and make stickers and go to the bookstore and place them on the book over the "angelic kate". but, i don't like orange jumpsuits so i can just think about it, can't i? lol

pinkdiamond611 said...

Do you actually think that Ted is Khate's friend? They are business associates, both working for TLC. Both trying to raise their approval rating and get free publicity for TLC. And what does this really say about Khate? At least Yawn is able to make new acquaintances and has the social skills to interact with people. Who do we see Khate photographed with? Paid employees of TLC.

MickeyMcKean said...

Last night on E! I saw a video of Jon and Mike Heller where Heller was in fact indicating that Jon is thinking about letting the kids be filmed again.

Until I saw the video I thought (HOPED and PRAYED) that Jon wanting to settle with TLC was a rumor started by ROL.

Heller also said that Jon is in demand for TV appearances as well as for an idea for a new show. All I can say is that IMO the public is sick and tired of both Jon and Kate and if either or both get their own show it will fail and in a very short period of time.

This also applies to Kate's new book coming out in April. I certainly won't be buying it and I think a lot of people won't either even out of sheer curiousity.

My POV is that neither one of them was the star of J&K+8 -- the true stars were the 8 that were being exploited. I truly believe that the public now has Jon and Kate's number and they are no longer interested in either of these two breeders - the public wants them both to go out and get real jobs like everyone else and quit exploiting their children so they do not have to work. Crying poor and then getting $7,000 makeovers and/or nightclubbing with pretty young things is not setting well with the public, especially in this economy when good hard working people are losing their homes to foreclosure and/or just trying to survive living paycheck to paycheck.

JMO

Kia Ora said...

My thoughts on who would write the best book, is Steve Nield. He would make a poultice of money. As GWoPs are called all names under the sun. How about we each say the last three books we bought to show our intellect. Mine-
Tim Russert "Wisdoms of our Father"
Anderson Cooper "Dispatches from the Edge" Caroline Kennedy "A Family of Poems". No so called "reality" people there.

lukebandit said...

sing to the song of Pina Colada
kate singing about jon

I was tired of my jonny
we've been together too long
like a worn-out recording
of a favorite "AWR LIFE" song

So while jon lay there sleeping
I read the reading eagle in bed
And in the personal columns
This is the letter I read

If you like StarBucks
And getting caught by the Paps
If your not into parenting
If you belittle the boys brain
If you like making love with the bodyguard at midnight
At the Beach on the NC Cape
Then I'm the one that you've
looked for
Write to me and escape

I didn't think about my kids
I know that sounds kinda mean
But me and my old jonny
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the reading eagle paper
Took out a personal ad
Though I'm nobodys poet
Zondervan thought it wasn't half bad

Yes, I like Starbucks
And getting caught by the paps
I'm much into organic food
I'm into Butter and Champagne

I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon, before the bus pickup
And cut through all this red tape
At a bar called, SPIN
Where we will plan our escape

So I waited with high hopes
And he slothed into the place
I knew his smirk in an instant
I knew the hairplugs in and out of place
It was my own lovely jonny
And he said, Oh, it's you
Then we laughed for a moment
And he said, I never knew

that you like Starbucks
Getting suprised by the paps
and not feeling the ocean
and the taste of the girl's cupcakes
That you like making love with your bodyguard at midnight
On the dunes at the NC Cape
Your the Jonny I've been looking for
Come with me and escape!

my favorite line in this parody is:

Zondervan thought it wasn't half bad. lol

konGOaway said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Do you actually think that Ted is Khate's friend? They are business associates, both working for TLC.
. . . ..
I would imagine it's Kate who wants to be friends with Ted. He has a new line of hair products coming into Target. Remember Kate wanted to get someone to front her line of cosmetics a few months back but there were no takers. It benefits Kate to get the connections he has. Especially at TARGET. She is desperate at this point - a book no one believes she wrote - especially about love, faith and family - the exact words NO ONE would associate with Kate. Her new show hasn't been announced so maybe it won't even happen.

Brummygirl said...

Charles said:
Now Ted is in her corner and she has begun to night club with him.
See, she isn't any better than Jon, he just has more opportunity than she has had.
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Charles: I think that might have been a one off because she had her hair done and he was probably forced to by T.L.C.
I do not believe the comments about hot young men finding her attractive, it is laughable. Oh sure, a hot young man is going to be attracted to a crazily, obsessed woman with eight kids....such an ideal situation!! :)

Door mats said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Do you actually think that Ted is Khate's friend? They are business associates, both working for TLC. Both trying to raise their approval rating and get free publicity for TLC. Who do we see Khate photographed with? Paid employees of TLC.
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Well stated.
On the tlc website there is a clip of her getting the extensions done. This hair guy and his team all dressed in pink are fawning over Kate and responding to her demands to "raise you hands if you like how i look". As they obey she lets them know that that is how she treats her 5 year olds.

I was embarassed for these people who were just doing their job and had to put up with her not so humble and ungracious behavior.

Woosh said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Who do we see Khate photographed with? Paid employees of TLC."

At some point she said her only friends were the bodyguard and his wife. Another paid employee.

Advantage said...

I am sure the vampire, Heller, is the one behind Jon's "change of heart"....he gets Jon's money! Right now, Jon can not pay him, and he and his son, who is Jon's agent; want money!

Jon isn't too bright, and has aquired a bad case of parasites. My mama always said, "lay down with dogs and your gonna get fleas"...

silimom said...

I think Heller was just trying to spin the situation into making Jon look good. That's part of his job and Jon is an investment for him. Again, I hope that Jon wakes up and smells the coffee and realizes that the advice he has been and is currently receiving isn't unbiased.

On a completely different note, don't you just love Hailey's new magazine cover? Doesn't she just look so classy? Such an upstanding model of modern young womanhood. Especially loved her and Kate 2.0's recent comments about Jon's manhood. Again, such class. And yet, we're not supposed to believe that either one of these woman is a famewhore? Hmmm...actions speak louder than words ladies.

Whatever happened to Deanna Hummel, by the way?

Soups said...

Just watched The Soup.
Joel had a pic of Kate's book and basically read the write up from the publisher. His joke was that the kids would have to pay $24.99 to get answers to the questions such as their unconventional raising.
He then did a spoof about a book Jon put our called Soroity girls want to see my junk?

MariettaMom said...

lukebandit, where is the Beth Carson article in the Reading Eagle? I would love to read it and I can't find it anywhere.

pinkdiamond611 said...

There is no change of heart with Yawn. The plan was always to hold the children as leverage so he can do his own reality show, or star in the superbowl commercials he thinks he will be in. Poor poor babies. Some of us predicted this months ago. I do believe that Yawn loves the kids, but he loves his fame and fortune more. He has demonstrated that fact, time and time again. Turn back to the original UT interview. He is all for selling the brand,and making money off his brand. He started the website BEFORE the babies were even born. "Nuff said.

Kia Ora said...

Lukebandit, your song was more than great. Your'e very gifted.

2badsosad said...

It has become very apparant that neither Jon nor Kate can financially survive, particularly the life style that they have grown accustomed without exploiting their children. If they were both of the ability to maintain a 'career' based soley on their own talent , there would be zero necessity to involve the children in their legal negotiations. Im sure the 'sacrifice' that Kate speaks of, is the sacrificing her off spring as the means to an end. Sadly, the Gosselin children are and always will be the 'trump' card in J & K's very selfish game of life!!

KatesFrozenFlintstoneToes said...

Everything Kate Gosselin touches turns to rubble now:

Wal-Mart lines that never happened, cookbook tanked...
After Emeril did Jon & Kate, he seemed to disappear. I for one turned the channel whenever I saw him on TV. He disgusted me.

I no longer watch "What Not To Wear" since Ted, Kate's new hair guru, replaced Nick on that show.
Done, period.

The View, I will no longer watch, DONE

Hell, I even became angry at Regis! LOL

Oprah ratings down, you cannot even Google anything about Beth Carson’s Art business, Sarah Snow never became mainstream.

Kate: Go away!!! You are poison

tngal said...

I believe the Gosselins think they are are above working. That is only left for peons. They are superstars in their own eyes!

goawayJandK said...

MariettaMom:

Here ya go:

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=117302

Happy Heart Day everyone.

Yes, considering the alternatives said...

Ha! jibjab.com has a Jon and Kate valentine that says: "Being single on Valentine's Day isn't so bad when you consider the possible alternatives"

LP said...

So, has so sugary fallen out of favor with the queen mother and the powers that be? They haven't had any new photos up in quite a while.

Reading news said...

MariettaMom said...
lukebandit, where is the Beth Carson article in the Reading Eagle? I would love to read it and I can't find it anywhere.

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I just did a Google search titled Beth Carson and the Reading Eagle and it came up as one of the replies. I think it might be headed slices of life.

she is evil said...

US Weekly magazine said Kate drank FOUR (they italicized the four) glasses of wine while dining with Ted the hairdresser. Also said she commented a young guy in the place was "so hot" and was laughing so loudly during her meal that diners on the other side of the restaurant could hear her. Can't you just hear that horrid cackle? The woman would just die if people weren't paying attention to her; even if she has to annoy them to get them to look at her. And it appears the inside sources were right: Kate looks and sounds like a boozer. I hope Zondervan is proud of their choice: a boozing loudmouthed cougar who calls the paparazzi to make sure they get pics of each new haircut. Niiiiice and so Christian.

chillywilly said...

Whatever happened to Deanna Hummel, by the way?

Deanna Hummel had absolutely nothing to gain with respect to her relationship with JOn. The media instigated 'something' that was not there; TLC and Kate engaged in the media plot to further their own agendas.

Tamara said...

Why in the heck does Jon only think he can work in the "media" world? There are millions of other ways to make money! Just like Khate, having six kids at once and twins is NOT A CAREER MOVE! Ugh.

I have to admitt that nearly every time I think what a good Dad Jon is his role in cupcakegate, his ignoring abuse, and what he's done the past year, have gotten in the way.

hum said...

tngal said...
I believe the Gosselins think they are are above working. That is only left for peons. They are superstars in their own eyes!
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They didnt start off like this. I wonder during what season in their life they decided this.

This is strictly a case of fame and fortune going to their head. This is also the result of being surrounded by "yes men".

Too bad they didnt keep their family around/pre camera friends, those are the people who would have kept them grounded.

jibberjabbers said...

Tamara said...

Why in the heck does Jon only think he can work in the "media" world? There are millions of other ways to make money! Just like Khate, having six kids at once and twins is NOT A CAREER MOVE! Ugh.

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Sure he can find millions of way to make money. But working in the media can give him access to 100K+ a month or so. TLC is preventing Jon to milk his 15mins. Jon could have made millions while things were still hot.

Since things are starting to settle, I don't think Jon nor Kate can keep a job in the media. Even with the kids because like everyone said, they're getting older.

How much can Kate or Jon make with a 8-5 job? 40k a year? Kate isn't going to be successful in the media no matter what she does. She just doesn't have that "it" factor.

She can continue to show up in different shows as a guests but that's about it. Sooner or later, she'll just be redundant. Repeating the same things over and over.

logical said...

did kate really have to take anger management classes? and if so who ordered her to do so? not that she dont need them but im curious

thanks!

Tamara said...

hum said...
They didnt start off like this. I wonder during what season in their life they decided this.
hum said...
They didnt start off like this. I wonder during what season in their life they decided this.
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They did start off like this though. Khate planned to have high order multiples, and Jon was already searching around for media deals before the kids were born.

GoPoshGo said...

MickeyMcKean said...
My POV is that neither one of them was the star of J&K+8 -- the true stars were the 8 that were being exploited.

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Let's face it, if not for the preternatural spawning of the eight kids, none of us would have ever heard of Kate or Jon Gosselin. Both gained notoriety for one reason, and one reason only: they cheated fate, manipulated the medical system, and brought more kids than they could ever afford to care for into the world. For that “accomplishment” they were given a TV show. I think it’s become very clear in the months since the show has ended that Kate’s clown-car uterus was the pinnacle of achievement for both of them. Since the show’s end, each has been given ample opportunity to prove him- or herself capable of forging a career that doesn’t involve the exploitation of the kids, and both have failed miserably. Jon refuses to get a regular job, and instead maintains a death-grip on the idea of being a media celebrity – even if that means degrading himself in the d-list company of the likes of Michael Lohan. Kate’s attempts on The View and various talk-show appearances made it clear that she has no on-air capabilities or talent; she was dropped from Paula Deen’s pilot; her cookbook was banished overseas; her clothing line disappeared; etc. etc. etc. The pair of them clearly cannot stand alone on any of their own merits.

So when all else fails, what is the Gosselin’s “Plan B”? The kids, of course! Jon is supposedly considering allowing them to be filmed again. Kate is publishing a book of personal letters to them. How sad and pathetic that TLC can’t siphon one useful talent out of these two cesspools that would keep the kids from being the wage-earners of the family – again.

Canadian Mom said...

I *heart* GWoP'ers! Happy *V* Day!

Laura said...

GoPoshGo said... I think it’s become very clear in the months since the show has ended that Kate’s clown-car uterus was the pinnacle of achievement for both of them."
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It takes a special talents/luck/personality etc to be able to stay in the limelight.

Like most of us regular people neither of these two had any special talents that would sustain a long term career in the entertainment industy.

Unfortunately money, fame, press or "people" convinced them otherwise. Kate is akin to a show dog- groomed and then put through her paces. Jon seems to gravitate to anyone who is willing to control him.

I feel sorry for these two, whose LIVES are gossip fodder.

Jane in California said...

Thanks for the link to the Beth Carson article. I had wondered if it was a more recent interview with Beth, providing some real insight, but it's from 2008, shortly after the book she wrote for Kate was published.

"The process of writing the book took about a year, and in order to accomplish the task, Beth and Kate checked themselves into a hotel in Lancaster for a few weekends in order to set uninterrupted time aside.

"Kate and I would literally stay in our room for 72 hours and our husbands would take care of the kids back at home," Carson said."

Reading between the lines and with the power of 20/20 hindsight, we can see that Kate no doubt eagerly jumped at the idea of staying in a hotel for several week-ends, leaving Jon to care for the kids. I'm sure she sat around, ordering room service, getting a pedicure and a massage, and running up a huge tab, while Beth put together their "story."

I do think Beth Carson meant well, but I think she got temporarily sucked into being seen on a television show by millions, and wilfully turned a blind eye to many of Kate's revealing behaviors. I also think that something was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back -- and that it happened on the Colorado trip. Maybe something really snapped her back into reality and she realized that things were very much wrong, that she was helping to perpetrate a fraud on viewers and her conscience couldn't take it anymore.

I would like to see a more forthright story come from Beth Carson one day -- I wonder if she'll ever share the truth.

Jane in California said...

GoPoshGo -- great comment - sad but true. The only reason Jon and Kate were ever famous was because they manipulated medical advancements in fertility drugs, then connected with an equally unscrupulous network to package up those babies and sell them to the American public.

There isn't a scrap of real talent between the two of them. Jon needs to accept that he will never amount to anything except he could possibly be a fairly decent ski instructor. If he would only become an outspoken advocate for children's rights, children on reality shows. He has an opportunity to do some real good and make a name for himself that he could be proud of -- but he apparently has no desire to go the selfless route.

Kate is irredeemable. She was born missing some vital component that would make her fully human. She's a narcissist and a classic grifter. She will continue to make those kids do anything and everything, regardless of their wishes or what is right, if it will make her another buck.

I think Kevin and Jodi tried to stand up and help those children, but got burned pretty badly and now they just want to work behind the scenes. I hope the children also get to see their uncles and paternal grandmother a lot, and know they are loved from that side of the family.

Any positive attention will be like a balm and hopefully will save them through the years they still are stuck living in Kate's toxic presence.

dustilies said...

logical said...

did kate really have to take anger management classes? and if so who ordered her to do so? not that she dont need them but im curious
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The whole bit about anger management classes was from a joking post on the satirical website glossynews. Like The Onion, they play it for laughs, and mock current news/celebrity gossip. The headline was something like "Kate Gosselin is pissed about anger management class."

So, no, so far as anyone knows, no court-mandated anger management classes. Man, that burns me up! Excuse me while I remove all the wire hangers from my daughters' closets!

Miss and Mom said...

lukebandit your song was RIGHT ON!

Jenny said...

Jon should detach himself from all the hangers on parading as girlfriends, hunker down at his mom's place and stay out of the spotlight while he works diligently on his "tell all" book that can be released as soon as the gag order is lifted. He could make a mint since that's the one Gosselin book I (and I'm betting a lot of other folks) would actually spend money on...and he wouldn't have to have the kids filmed. But alas, from comments here, it sounds like his decision to renew filming of the kids is tied to TLC dropping their lawsuit...and since he's totally broke and forbidden to make the big show biz bucks, maybe he doesn't have a choice at this point.

Anyway, the sad saga continues. I agree with everyone else that I've never in my life seen someone as determined as Khate to be catered to, adored and made a big deal of...and all in the name of "it's all for the kids." I swear that if over the years she had proven herself to be a sweet, kind person, I'd be cheering for her (as long as the kids aren't being filmed!)...but it's a sad truth that we've all seen the kind of selfish, narcissistic person she is...so unfortunately she's on her own without true friends or family and at the mercy of her limited fame during this small window of time she has left to make her mark. I view her recent bar hopping and loud-mouthed actions as signs that she's starting to feel desperate. Kind of like, "Here I am! Somebody...anybody...please look at me!"

What a sad thing she's going to have to face when it all dies down and people stop viewing her as a possible means to making money... they will abandon her in a heartbeat. At that point she'll REALLY find out the meaning of lonely and desperate...and she'll finally realize how idiotic it was to burn all her bridges with people who genuinely cared about her and came out to befriend and help her and Jon in the beginning when they literally had nothing. True, wonderful friends. This boils down to a case of lousy, bad judgment from the get go...and all tied to the almighty dollar. The Bible says it best: The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

logical said...

thanks dustilies! I was curious about it.

BeachMom said...

Tamara said...
Why in the heck does Jon only think he can work in the "media" world? There are millions of other ways to make money! Just like Khate, having six kids at once and twins is NOT A CAREER MOVE! Ugh.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I may be in the minority, but I believe Jon could have had a decent career in the media if he had made better choices with the company he kept after the initial separation. He has a very gregarious personality and IMO would have been able to find his niche as a celebrity reporter or something along that line.

Who knows, the public can be very forgiving, maybe if he gets his act together he can still make a go of it. I would watch him if only for the fact that I know Kate would just implode if Jon “made it” and she didn’t...hehehe, snark snark.

Big head said...

RE: Beth
Beth (and Jodi) was there helping before the tv cameras came.

Remember this tv show sort of crept up on them.

Jodi and Beth helped when the opportunites were new.
Hey we get to go on Oprah-great. Hey the kids are getting a trip to Disney-what a great opportunity.
etc etc

I think Kates behaviour got worse as the fame and fortune rolled in.

I think Beth was smart to pull out when she did.

Bubbles said...

I think a lot of Kate's behavior was accepted/explained at first by her being "so stressed out" by being a mom of multiples. When her true character traits were revealed, they were so heinous that people tried to explain it away to themselves by assuming she was tired, scared, stressed, overwhelmed, etc etc etc. Unfortunately as time went on and things got easier for Kate, these character traits that should have abated with the stress did not, thereby revealing that her true character was there all along.

At that point is when you notice the people disappearing from her life. There are some relationships that she ended, but I suspect a majority of her relationships have been ended by others distancing themselves from her. Kate doesn't want a relationship to end as long as someone is still useful to her which is why I suspect Beth is the one who distanced herself from that situation rather than Kate cutting her off, because Beth's social status would have made her still "useful" to Kate.

I know that if I stepped back and looked at my life and found that the only people left in my life were being paid, I'd be devastated! Kate, on the other hand, takes it as a stroke to her ego. Seriously screwed up!

she is evil said...

I have a issue with Katan traipsing about NY getting bombed with "friends" and dressed for attention. It's not what she's doing so much as the fact that she makes damn sure the paps document it. In a city filled with celebrities, why are the paps following a dumpy desperate mother of 8? Why do they only catch her in NY in full hair and makeup? Why does she go to a celebrity hangout if she longs for privacy? Not only does she look the hypocrite, but she has an audience of 8 that must find this horrifying. Kids do not want to view their mom as a sexual being, let alone one on the prowl. Drinking four glasses of wine is excessive and because of her hunger for fame, we all know what a lush she is. If she cared for her kids, she'd
keep her supposed social life under wraps.

konGOaway said...

I can't locate the article that said Kate drank 4 glasses of wine. I wanted to send that along to Zoverdan to see if that meets with the Christian values they are trying to promote.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I can't locate the article that said Kate drank 4 glasses of wine. I wanted to send that along to Zoverdan to see if that meets with the Christian values they are trying to promote."

Zondervan doesn't care! It wouldn't matter to them. They, and TLC are businesses out to make money, and as long as they think they can get dollars out of her they will...and they will find every excuse in the book to rationalize their reason for doing so.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

konGOaway said...
I can't locate the article that said Kate drank 4 glasses of wine. I wanted to send that along to Zoverdan to see if that meets with the Christian values they are trying to promote.

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One of the tabloids said she often drank a whole bottle of wine by herself in the evening. I *think* it was the article where they talked about her firing all the state-funded nurses. Hope that helps --

TLC's Sosugary said...

I still 100% believe that TLC is behind Sosugary. (I have no proof, but found some common threads - mentioned in previous posts.)

I don't think Sosugary has put up any more recent photos:

1) TLC's next exploitation of this family involves Kate on her own. Sosugary focused on hosting pictures of the kids+Kate taken by HIRED photographers.

2)Most of the pics showed the kids being sad, angry, or withdrawn. It benefits TLC to stop broadcasting pics via sosugary.....especially when these pics show Kate being a cold, detached, self-absorbed mom(at best) or mouth-mashing mom(at worst).

Ohio Buckeye said...

Kate'sFrozenFlintstoneToes: You crack me UP!! Thanks for the LOL. And I agree: Kate G is the opposite of The Midas Touch - she is the kiss o' death.

Tamara said...

Had a chance to go back and watch the first two and half or so seasons, and realized that even from the beginning I had some of the same questions I still have now about Jon and Khate's parenting skills, or lack thereof.

The parents didn't share info on kids. What ever happened when one wasn't there, be it Mom or Dad, was seemingly never discussed. Whether it be Aiden breaking the back of the toilet, or even what the vision part of the doctors appointment showed, they quite obviously never spoke to each other about how their kids lives were going. Especially strange when the kids are at an age where new and interesting things are happening and there are changes everyday.

Not that the sextuplets were always hungry, but that they were willing to eat anything. Not a picky eater among 6?

Kate's comment that she had to teach the boys to dress themselves while the girls just poof, could do it themselves. I know that girls pick up many skills much more quickly than boys do at this age, but come on.

Two words: shoe drama.

Not a parenting surprise necessarily, but Jon always filled the vans gas tank and Kate was genuinely surprised that wasn't how everyone did it.

No reading. I didn't see the piles of books and bookshelves that I see in every other house with children I've ever been in.

A big one, of course, is that they believed that any misbehavior, bad feelings or acting out, or even difference in opinion (especially when it came to Mady) was low blood sugar. I have truly never heard that excuse/reason from a parent or teacher before this show.

Why did they think that house was small? Very nice sized bedroom for the twins, girl sextuplets, boy sextuplets and Mom and Dad. Big basement, with large living and storage areas, large yards front and back; kitchen large enough to not only cook in, but to hold a family of 10 around the table for meals. Three bathrooms, I believe, including a master for Mom and Dad. And a playroom/study room/storage off the kitchen.

TVs in kids bedrooms, that they had playing during naps and, at least sometimes, at night. Btw, that is a huge annoyance with me. Parents PLEASE take the TV out of your kid's bedroom!!!

Why were they always so unprepared whenever they were away from the house? Rain equals mud, big surprise, at the neonatal reunion thingy. No extra outfits at Disney? This happened time after time.

No boys allowed in the girl's room, at the age of 3. Why couldn't the boys go into the younger girls room?

Dad doing the entirety of the bedtime routine.

The obvious differences in how the boys were treated vs the girls by Kate. She didn't go on any of their special days, and had no idea how they would do at school. So many other examples.

MaryB said...

So I am guessing the stories out from Hailey and Kate concerning "Stubby" is the news TLC has "leaked" to bring Jon to his knees.
TLC loves hitting Jon "below the belt".

Reading news said...

The Big Wooden Spoon said...
konGOaway said...
I can't locate the article that said Kate drank 4 glasses of wine. I wanted to send that along to Zoverdan to see if that meets with the Christian values they are trying to promote.

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One of the tabloids said she often drank a whole bottle of wine by herself in the evening. I *think* it was the article where they talked about her firing all the state-funded nurses. Hope that helps --
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Where did you ever hear she fired the state-funded nurses? She did get rid of the volunteer help that came to feed the babies but she went before the state legislature here in Pennsylvania and pleaded for them to extend the nurses' care for another year. She was denied.

Mona said...

MaryB said...
So I am guessing the stories out from Hailey and Kate concerning "Stubby" is the news TLC has "leaked" to bring Jon to his knees.
TLC loves hitting Jon "below the belt".

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Those poor children! This has gone too far. The world does not need to know this information or Kate's rude nickname for Jon. Even if it's just a made up story for shock value, the children have to live with this. Awful.

Canadian Mom said...

So much for "I will NEVER miss a holiday with my ki-i-i-i-idzz."

Maybe the bitch sent her *heart-shaped* pancakes thru UPS....

What a LYING BITCH.

How utterly sad for those kids.

My heart breaks for them.

she is evil said...

The article that says kate drank four glasses of wine is in the current us magazine, not website. It's a small blurb towards the front of the magazine. Also mentions her laughing loudly so the whole restaurant could hear and mouthing that a twenty something man was "so hot". It's the one with the Bachelor and one of his bimbos on the cover. Very upstanding, Kate. TLC should sue her too

Canadian Mom said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/02/photos-gosselin-kids-play-snow

Link to my previous comment.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Tamara: Excellent description of what was REALLY going on behind the snappy little "It's a Beautiful Life" intro tune to "J&K+8".

I'm guessing each of us could add at least one retrospective"HUH??!" moment.

Here's mine:

The way K8 would first complain that Jon didn't do enough (her haughty demand that Jon obediently ask, "Kate, how can I help you?" inevitably raised my hackles) but THEN, whenever Jon would take charge or even just carry out a K8 order (paint the kids' bedroom or assemble the kids' furniture, K8 would countermand him by saying to her kids things like, "Don't listen to Daddy, he's mean." or "Your father doesn't care about your health."

What is wrong with people who are willing to give anyone a pass for such behavior? There simply IS no excuse for modeling this behavior for 8 kids. Any publisher's willingness to participate in a book of 'love letters' to her kids, supposedly authored by such an example of incredibly poor parenting, speaks volumes about the obviously lack of integrity of said publisher.

Whatever Jon's faults may be, NOTHING justifies K8's terrible parenting by encouraging the kids to disrespect their own dad.

Do the math: it's a simple equation, really: TLC = Gosselins = Dysfunction = TLC. Now we can also add "Zondervan": a = b. b = c. Therefore a = c.

If Zondervan defines itself as a 'christian' publisher, they have lost me as a potential customer.

Misty pig said...

TVs in kids bedrooms, that they had playing during naps and, at least sometimes, at night. Btw, that is a huge annoyance with me. Parents PLEASE take the TV out of your kid's bedroom!!!
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kate would PROUDLY STATE that the kids hardly watched tv
yet on the show we saw they were put down to nap and to bed with the lights off and the television on.

In the clothes shopping episode when beth(?) puts them to bed, the girls room has a chest of drawer full of dvds and videos.

They would nap for 3 hours during the day and put to bed for almost 12 hours. I think the tv was to keep them occupied before they were actaully tired.

Misty pig said...

Why were they always so unprepared whenever they were away from the house? Rain equals mud, big surprise, at the neonatal reunion thingy. No extra outfits at Disney? This happened time after time.
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Fine no extra outfits,
but doesn't every mom walk with some kleenex and individual moist towelettes in her purse?

She could have filled a small knapsack with kleenex and a couple large bottles of water for melt downs and sticky fingers.
Any one of her helpers/tlc staff/strollers could have carried it.

But hey they have a family picture in front of the castle, the tups sitting boy/girl in 3 strollers, all 8 in matching outfits and that's what really matters....

Misty pig said...

Why did they think that house was small?
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Because Kate believed she deserved better.

Im sure if there were no show and money that house would have suited them just fine.

KatesFrozenFlintstoneToes said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Kate'sFrozenFlintstoneToes: You crack me UP!! Thanks for the LOL. And I agree: Kate G is the opposite of The Midas Touch - she is the kiss o' death.
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I forgot one: "Ace Of Cakes"..after Kate was on that show I stopped watching it & the show really doesnt seem to be as popular anymore. Yep, Kate=Kiss of death

jibberjabbers said...

US Magazine cover - Mom to Monster.

Indicates that Kate fired 40 staffers in 3 months. BUT, I believed she fired her own helpers. (Nannies, sitters) etc etc.

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Kate Gosselin doesn’t do anything for the kids and has an awful character, baby nurse Angela Krall, who was with her even before she became famous, says for the aforementioned magazine. In fact, Kate is so horrible that, at one point, she fired no less than 40 employees in just four months. Moreover, she is constantly obsessing over money and the need to make more, feels the state owed her compensation for having so many children and wouldn’t do anything in the world to put her image in peril.
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Link here:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kate-Gosselin-Is-a-Selfish-Monster-Nanny-Reveals-121086.shtml

goawayJandK said...

Im sure if there were no show and money that house would have suited them just fine.

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One more thing : seems to me the house wouldn't seem so small if there wasn't a constant parade of helpers and camera crew !

goawayJandK said...

Tamara and Ohio Buckeye:

It always confused me as to why and how the sheeple thought K8 was such an uber organized mom.

She always seemed ill-prepared for anything that didn't go according to plan and couldn't handle ANY situation by herself.

It's laughable that the sheeple praise K8 because she brought 8, count em 8!, juice boxes on long trips...........groundbreaking organizational skills.

maggie said...

Three wonderful articles about Kate's rudeness, greediness, etc. are the following: All of them are located on Julie's website (Jodi's sister)Truthbreedshatred.blogspot.com on the right-side of the column.
1)Letter from Walt Mueller (former neighbor and child advocate)
2)Christianity Today: The Gospel and the Gosselins
3)Article: Kate Gosselin Could Learn Parenting Lessons Herself (talks about how rude and aloof Kate was to a speaking crowd)

They are great articles in the sense that they are all authored by VERY reputable people. Nobody can say "oh, they are just the bloggers that hate Kate, or "they are just tabloid rags". No! All authors are great people tied to great organizations.

yeaisaidthat said...

goawayJandK said...
Im sure if there were no show and money that house would have suited them just fine.

and the eight Gosselin children would be perfectly content with a dad that is an IT guy and mom that is a nurse.

cossysmom said...

The parents didn't share info on kids. What ever happened when one wasn't there, be it Mom or Dad, was seemingly never discussed. Whether it be Aiden breaking the back of the toilet, or even what the vision part of the doctors appointment showed, they quite obviously never spoke to each other about how their kids lives were going. Especially strange when the kids are at an age where new and interesting things are happening and there are changes everyday.
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I think this was set up for the show. As one parent told a "story" during the couch interview, the other parent was supposed to act surprised. I don't believe it for a minute.

Jane in California said...

I forgot one: "Ace Of Cakes"..after Kate was on that show I stopped watching it & the show really doesnt seem to be as popular anymore. Yep, Kate=Kiss of death

I can't remember at which precise point I finally stopped watching any show on TLC. I do remember that it began with a boycott of J&K+8, followed shortly by a boycott of Say Yes to the Dress. Then I refused to watch the episode of Ace of Cakes that had the Gosselins on it. I think that's when I decided to just cut TLC off my list of stations that got any play in my home.

At first, I missed Stacy & Clinton. But now that I've learned they let Nick go and have that gawd awful stylist who did Kate's weave, I think I got out just in time. What a train wreck!

I don't miss TLC one bit. I have no intention of watching TLC ever again.

KyPastor said...

It has been said that the more money you make, the more money you feel you need to make ends meet.

You get a raise, for example. So, you get cable TV and cell phone which you never had before. That adds to the monthly bills. Suddenly, it doesn't feel like you've got a raise after all because you've got the same amount left over after paying your bills that you had before. You get a bonus and figure you're in the money, so you splurge on a leather jacket and great boots, and the money is gone, like it never existed.

We all get caught up in that cycle.
If we've got $!00 a month more coming in, we spend $120 a month more than we used to.

I can see our friends in Pennsylvania have fallen into the trap pretty deeply. I wonder if they have any more left over at the end of the month than they used to before the show.

If only we could like ourselves for who we are instead of what we have. We're usually impressing nobody but ourselves with our vain attempts at looking important.

Tamara said...

cossysmom said...
The parents didn't share info on kids. What ever happened when one wasn't there, be it Mom or Dad, was seemingly never discussed.
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I think this was set up for the show. As one parent told a "story" during the couch interview, the other parent was supposed to act surprised. I don't believe it for a minute.
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I don't. I think Jon and Khate, especially Khate, are genuinely that uninterested in their kids lives. It truly was to her a "cook" a meal, clean, spend the whole day trying to get away from them, sort of life. Anything the kids did specifically (ESPECIALLY the boys) just wasn't important enough to make it into her stratosphere, to tell Jon. Let alone to bother listening to a report about what they did while she was away.

JJ in WA said...

No extra outfits at Disney? This happened time after time.
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Fine no extra outfits,...

But hey they have a family picture in front of the castle, the tups sitting boy/girl in 3 strollers, all 8 in matching outfits and that's what really matters....
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I always wondered why they didn't go into a souvenier shop and buy a clean t-shirt. They have 100's of cute MATCHING tee's at every corner! Since everything on the trip was free I am sure they could have come up with a little $-although I am sure that would have been on the house too.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

Reading news said...
The Big Wooden Spoon said...
One of the tabloids said she often drank a whole bottle of wine by herself in the evening. I *think* it was the article where they talked about her firing all the state-funded nurses. Hope that helps --
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Where did you ever hear she fired the state-funded nurses?

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I just did some hunting:

According to US Weekly, Katie Dear fired 40 "staffers" (some nurses) who didn't live up to her impossible standards. One was fired for washing her hands in the kitchen instead of the bathroom!

National Enquirer had the article about the drinking. I can't figure out how to post the link, but you can search the website easily.

Sorry I got the articles mixed up. I guess I'd better study all the "factual" aricles more carefully!

KatesFrozenFlintstoneToes said...

Jane in California said...
...I think that's when I decided to just cut TLC off my list of stations...I don't miss TLC one bit. I have no intention of watching TLC ever again.
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I'm right with ya Jane. The shows on TLC are ALL being scripted for ratings! Little People/Big World had a laughable "cliffhanger" that Matt & Amy's marriage was on the rocks, then, WaLaaa....no more talk of it on episodes after!
I stopped watching- DONE!

Same with Cake Boss. I read where they make faux cakes just so they can act-out employees dropping them down steps, etc...to get people to watch!

NOW they are using 19 Kids & Counting as a sicko replacement for J&K, saying on commercials "No matter what happens, this family sticks together!" What a slap in the face to J&K. Gosh, TLC must hate Kate, but they're stuck with her!
Good for 'em!

AnneMarie said...

hum said...
tngal said...
I believe the Gosselins think they are are above working. That is only left for peons. They are superstars in their own eyes!
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They didnt start off like this. I wonder during what season in their life they decided this.

This is strictly a case of fame and fortune going to their head. This is also the result of being surrounded by "yes men".

Too bad they didnt keep their family around/pre camera friends, those are the people who would have kept them grounded.
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while I don't believe that they STARTED out thinking work was for peons, I think they started out as LAZY!

Once they found a way to make money without really doing anything it just snowballed, then the sense of entitlement rolled on in.

I don't think they changed at all. I think the whole situation just put a stink on who they really are and magnified it, and then broadcast it for the world to see.

Marie said...

don't. I think Jon and Khate, especially Khate, are genuinely that uninterested in their kids lives. It truly was to her a "cook" a meal, clean, spend the whole day trying to get away from them, sort of life.
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Remember no calls unless it was an emergency. She really would go away and ignore them the duration of her trip.
Jeez Kate you dont have to get mentally prepared for signing books and ignoring sheeple.

Mary said...

NO WAY Kate would buy or get (free) another shirt that every other person in Disney might where. Kate wants her kids to stand out. They are Not going to wear a Tee shirt that 100+ other people,kids have on unless it was made special made just for Gosslins.

stupidisastupiddoes said...

I have come across several posts questioning why, more often then not, Kate surrounds herself and socializes with her hired help/service providers ie. body gaurd and wife , hairstylists. The answer is an easy one. These people are bond by a 'dont kiss and tell' agreement and or confidentiality agreement. Kate only surrounds herself with PEOPLE who are under a legal/professional obligation to keep their mouth. Equally, Kate uses 'GOD' as her confidant and I have yet to see 'GOD' dishing the dirt on Radar Online or the cover of the National Enquirer.

She's..Um...RUINED said...

Jon at one time was concerned about his kids 'googling' him....this latest news is more than anyone would want to know.
I can't imagine any self-professing christian wife ridiculing her husband in this manner. It disrepects the marriage, the bond of husband and wife, their children.
The bible says 'out of the mouth the heart speaketh'...we are not to judge people, and I am certainly not perfect, but it is hard to see her on the cover of a christian publisher's book professing 'faith', while reading about her ridiculing the father of her children.
FOR SHAME.
This is a low road, even for KI. I am so thankful I am not her. geesh...I feel sorry for those kids. Their lives will never be normal.
And if Jon were to write a book? I would buy that one, for sure.
I wouldn't have a book or anything endorsed by that horrible woman in my house. EVER.
I see nothing about this woman as christian. her faith is as real as her hair, teeth, tan, boobs, belly button.....

Pa Mom Knows said...

"NO WAY Kate would buy or get (free) another shirt that every other person in Disney might where. Kate wants her kids to stand out. They are Not going to wear a Tee shirt that 100+ other people,kids have on unless it was made special made just for Gosslins."

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Since Gymboree stopped giving out the freebies, she shops at Old Navy for the kids. I imagine that hundreds of other kids have the same tee shirts. Gymboree didn't make anything special just for them, either.

Ohio Buckeye said...

K8'sFrozenFlintstoneToes said, "... The shows on TLC are ALL being scripted for ratings! Little People/Big World had a laughable "cliffhanger" that Matt & Amy's marriage was on the rocks, then, WaLaaa....no more talk of it on episodes after!

Same with Cake Boss. I read where they make faux cakes just so they can act-out employees dropping them down steps, etc...to get people to watch!

NOW they are using 19 Kids & Counting as a sicko replacement for J&K, saying on commercials "No matter what happens, this family sticks together!"

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Toes, you are so right! Think about that BOGUS Hawaiian vow renewal in August, followed just a few weeks later in the fall with the mansion purchase. I'll never believe the plan was for J&K to share that mansion as husband and wife. My guess is that particular property was purchased because it included the over-the-garage apt for Jon. Yet there they were, promising viewers AND THEIR KIDS that 'mommy and daddy will be together forever'. What an incredible load of crap.

And re: the Gosselins 'sticking together no matter what'? Yeah, it's hard NOT to 'stick together' when you are imprisoned in a cult. Even Charles Manson referred to his followers as his 'family' - TLC seems to share Manson's BENT view of what really constitutes a normal, healthy family life.

too bad,so sad said...

Mary-
Maybe you are correct, that Kate didn't want to buy shirts for the kids at Disney because they would be like everyone else. I, however, think she is on a pay to play plan. If Disney wants her little money makers to sport their logo-they've got to PAY her to put them on. Come on there is no such thing as a free lunch. No advertising unless there is $$, or maybe it is TLC that won't allow any logos other than their sponsors.

Teryn said...

Geesh..remind me not to ever buy anything from Zondervan again. They aligned themselves with a woman who left her children with a sitter in another state so she could booze it up at a swanky restaurant in NYC ( US Magazine: 4 glasses of wine and lots of cackling and oogling ), and then proceeds to tell the world her ex husband's nickname was stubby and how he got that name.

Such a classy Christian lady you hooked up with there, Zondervan.

( PS...Please take your ro$e colored gla$$es$ off )

Ohio Buckeye said...

StupidIsAsStupidDoes said, "I have come across several posts questioning why, more often then not, Kate surrounds herself and socializes with her hired help/service providers ie. body gaurd and wife , hairstylists. The answer is an easy one. These people are bond by a 'dont kiss and tell' agreement and or confidentiality agreement. Kate only surrounds herself with PEOPLE who are under a legal/professional obligation to keep their mouth. Equally, Kate uses 'GOD' as her confidant and I have yet to see 'GOD' dishing the dirt on Radar Online or the cover of the National Enquirer.'

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Good points.

Also, who, but someone being PAID to do so, would willingly choose to spend any time with The Queen of Narcissism? It seems there are few (if any) friends or even family left who are willing to tolerate Krazy Katie.

foolishone said...

So I am guessing the stories out from Hailey and Kate concerning "Stubby" is the news TLC has "leaked" to bring Jon to his knees.

Oh please. Hailey is just pissed after all the mind f*** games that she and Jon played with each other, Hailey got the 'short end of the stick'. Apparantly, if you're going to get royally screwed by some wanna be celebrity you should first make sure that they are well endowed.

boo said...

Also, who, but someone being PAID to do so, would willingly choose to spend any time with The Queen of Narcissism? It seems there are few (if any) friends or even family left who are willing to tolerate Krazy Katie.
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I suspect the remaining friends and family are smart enough to keep themselves and children AWAY from cameras and public eyes.

Kate once said only one sister is standing by her.
I would be upset wtih Kate, she has said many unfair things about her parents, the whining about the deprived childhood,

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

It's laughable to think any man would want to spend five minutes w/a spiteful woman who would describe her ex-husband's anatomy.
She's been described w/many hateful adjectives, and now she proved they were worthy!

TooSadToWatch said...

What happened to A Minor Consideration's website? Anyone know? I'm hoping he just set up shop somewhere else, and didn't give up the fight. :(

laura t said...

RE:Grandparents
Why didn't she just say they choose not to be on tv in order to protect their identity. End of story.

Why did she have to carry on about being "forgotten middle child" and "they didn't know how to help us" and "unfinished house repairs" and "couldnt afford her Hawaii wedding"

Newsflash- if my daughter who had twins soon after her first annniversary, suddenly announced she was having 6 more (via voluntary fertility treatment) and her husband was barely employed- I would be scared/upset/shocked.

Katie is so lucky she didnt die or got anytype of disability due to the pregnancy. The kids are all normal.

Vanessa said...

She just thinks she's sooo cute and funny doesn't she? Showing her true colours yet again, trying to get a laugh at someone else's expense. Wow, what a "high road taker" she is! How pathetic and immature. THIS is the mother of EIGHT we should all look to for guidance, the one we should all try and emulate? Go back to high school you brainless twit where you'd fit right in.

AnneMarie said...

laura t said...
RE:Grandparents
Why didn't she just say they choose not to be on tv in order to protect their identity. End of story.

Why did she have to carry on about being "forgotten middle child" and "they didn't know how to help us" and "unfinished house repairs" and "couldnt afford her Hawaii wedding"

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Part of Nacissism is the "oh poor pity me" syndrome.

Gimme Gimme said...

Is it just me or is the Gosselin saga b-o-r-i-n-g without Jon being in the picture.

Even w/ Kate getting yet another makeover, churning out another faith-based book "for the kids," nightclubbing/getting drunk/hooting and hollering in a very upscale NY club, wriggling her way back on the View and stooping to a new all time low (joining the likes of Hailey and Kate 101 completely emasculate the kids' father) she still cannot carry the load w/o Jon and the kids.

With all this going on in Kateland who is the press about...wait for it...Octomom II, Nadya (looking very skinny, I might add). Who knew they had so much in common--they both share the same histrionic laugh. Amazing.

Could it be that people/media have lost interest in Mommie Dearest?

silimom said...

Well this is for all the Kate defenders out there -

Kate's been accused of calling Jon's manhood "stubby" and letting everyone and their brother know about it. She has a wonderful opportunity to go on The View and show what a high road taker she is by refuting those claims and stating the obvious, which is that Hailey is just an immature, spoiled protracted adolescent and Kate Major is a famemonger who wants to jump on the bash Jon bandwagon. She could add that no matter what the issues are between her and Jon, he is the father of her kids and she does not condone this kind of reporting and people should not give these stories any credence. And in closing, size was never an issue for her, Jon was just fine in that department.

Some may say she shouldn't say anything but frankly no matter what she feels about Jon, her kids are going to google this whole mess (if Mady and Cara haven't already) and they need to see that Kate will take a stand to put a stop to this type of gossipping. It won't make a difference except in the lives of 8 little faces, but isn't that what matters most to her, Kate fans? Isn't their welfare ALWAYS her first priority?

JAXMom said...

TMZ is reporting that Jon and TLC settled their lawsuits.

I fear this means, "Hello, Kate + 8"

Jersey said...

I just read on RadarOnLine that TLC has settled its lawsuit with Jon. No details yet. I hope this doesn't mean what I think it does for the kids!

ErinKate said...

Saying Jon is not well endowed is the ONLY way Hailey Glassman will ever get herself on the cover of any news magazine, even if it was only Steppin' Out. Usually they have strippers or Pamela Anderson on the cover so she fits in. How else can Hailey maintain any of the 15 fleeting minutes of fame she got off the Gosselin Family? Before the Gosselins wasn't she puking in college dorms? So Jon's little weenie was actually her saving grace.

MickeyMcKean said...

I went to ROL this morning and saw the breaking news story that Jon and TLC have settled their lawsuit.

To say that I was dissappointed that Jon gave in would be an understatement.

Whereas the terms are confidential, I am sure it *IS* about the kids and not about Jon breaching the contract.

HELLOOOOOOO ... WHERE ARE THE AUTHORITIES IN PENNSYLVANIA TO MONITOR WHAT IS GOING ON/START UP AGAIN WITH THESE KIDS?

Meanwhile, I will still stand firm in my belief that TLC, Jon and Kate - who have flooded the public with lies, outrageous spending, girlfriends, photos, yada yada yada - have now got the public sick and tired of all things Gosselin.

So even if J&K+8 starts up again, or if it just K+8, the show will fail because you can't insult the intelligence of the public forever. Now that real celebrities in mainstream media have also spoken out against them, and the public is more aware that these children are being exploited, I expect a lot of new negative publicity coming in the near future for all concerned.

JMO.

Jane in California said...

If the settlement of TLC's suit against Jon does bring about Kate +8, all we can do is continue our efforts to expose Kate and TLC for the frauds they are, continue our boycott of this show in particular and any other TLC show.

If those children are forced into a filming schedule again, I think continued bad publicity is the key word. Even something a simple as a letter to the editor of your local paper is important. Don't discount how small efforts can play a role in awaking the public to a wrong being committed.

For those of us who feel very strongly about taking some concrete action, maybe now is the time I find out how to contact my Congressional rep and ask them about putting together a bill that would protect children on reality tv shows.

I think that is the ultimate answer, rather than wishing and hoping Jon, Kate or TLC will grow some morals or scruples at long last. (That ain't gonna happen.)

Maybe A Minor Consideration is already trying this angle -- I'll have to check out their site. If not, it looks like time someone took up the cause.

And finally, I think that TLC will find that the "Gosselin brand" is just too tarnished to clean up and sell successfully again. I'll continue writing to any company that advertises on Kate + 8, explaining exactly why I think they ought to take their advertising dollars elsewhere.

I hope this is all a big bust for each and every unscrupulous person involved in this whole thing.

Kat said...

From CNN: According to a statement released by Laurie Goldberg, senior vice president for communications for TLC, "TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC."

While I wouldn't trust ROL and TMZ as far as I could throw them, CNN usually have their facts down. The fact that the "whole Gosselin family" remains under contract implies (to me, anyway) that filming will resume. Either Jon will be inlcuded somehow, or they are just going to continue paying him as long as he "behaves."

Soooooo sad for the kiddies.

Reading news said...

Okay, this will probably be my last post on here. It is really not worth getting my blood pressure elevated each time I read the latest escapades of Jon and Kate. While Kate is having her extensions cut and Jon is traveling to Hawaii with his latest girlfriend, I am sitting here wondering how much longer my heater will hold out in this frigid weather. The effort I put into dissing these two could be better spent worrying about paying my electric bill.

One thing I would like to add is that Kate's personality has certainly brought together a wonderful group of people. Some of you should be authors as many of you have the talents and vocabularies for great writing. I will miss the humor of so many of you but it is time for me to put myself in a nicer place that doesn't include the Gosselins.

Kate is Fake said...

Trying to get the word out about Kate and the reality of her new book:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2703119/kate_gosselin_new_book_i_just_want.html?cat=2

Gimme Gimme said...

They are going to milk those kids for all they are worth--all parties concerned--TLC, Jon and most especially, their mother, and now please don't let it be so but maybe Heller.

Kate once said that she would die before she gave up her mine-all mine house and I believe she meant that. Neither Jon nor Kate have a snowball's chance in you know where without those kids and TLC knows it by now.

They tried to make Kate a celebrity in her own right but it just didn't work out for them. I am sure if they had any footage of Kate at all that was usable we would have already seen it by now.

If Heller hung Jon and the kids out to dry on this one he should have his license revoked because so far Jon has gotten the back end of everything he has done for him.

jibberjabbers said...

It was always about the kids and not Jon breaching contract.

Thank you TLC for proving us right again.

Marie said...

Picnics everyday on the front lawn!

Im not sure if the kids will want this after starting school.
Won't they be afraid their friends see them being reprimanded by parents, sitting on a high chair,
or just those private moments that you want to keep within the family.

Are we going to hear about their counselling sessions. Listen to kate make fun of the boys, let us know who still has cheweys and binky's. Oh lordie.. who pooped and needs wiping.

What about Maddy and Cara? Are they aware that their physical changes will be discussed somehwere on the internet?

Bad idea parents!!!

Laurie said...

Well, it looks like jon settled with tlc. The most telling statement of all was: (snipped) "TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC."

The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with tlc....tlc now has what they've wanted all along THE KIDS. TLC will throw a bone to jon and he will be able to keep his fleeting fame. Kate iwll be in her glory. The kids? Well, the kids are doomed until thy can get out of the house.

I'm thinking now that jon has caved in to tlc we will not be seeing any more negative publicity and the jon bashing will stop. Got to keep the brand clean you know! I would not be at all surprised to hear about a reconcilation for the kids' sake.

JaxMom said...

If TLC is smart... they'll keep the Gosselins for 4-5x/year specials. Gosselins back to school. Gosselins Thanksgiving/Christmas. Gosselins Easter. Gosselins on Summer Vacation.

Sadly, I think we'll be back to filming 20+ hours/week...until the kids and the audience burn out.

susan said...

What a coincidence! The lawsuit was settled just in time for K8 to chat up her new show on the view. I'll never believe that wasn't planned.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Reading News: Best wishes with your heater and electric bill. So many of us are in the same boat as you describe, and seeing two spoiled nontalents make a public spectacle of themselves and their 8 kids is nothing short of nauseating.

When it comes to the Gosselin saga, the biggest, saddest REALITY is this: There are no heroes in this pathetic tale of narcissism and greed.

I agree with you also about having 'met' some great people here on GWoP. I've enjoyed the insight, creativity, and humor herein.

lindahoyt said...

Zondervan statement (truncated):

"She is a grateful and faith-filled mother who only wants the best for her children and is willing to sacrifice to make that happen..."

huh?

What has she sacrificed to make their lives the "best"? Her marriage? Her husband?

This is a mockery to true faith and family; to the women who truly have sacrificed their time and their own happiness and convience for their children.

I just have to tell you, I worked as a Kennel assistant, so that my kids could attend private school. The job enabled me to go to work after I took them to the bus stop, and I was home before they got off the bus..scooping poop, is a "sacrifice".... selling your children's childhood so that you can wear the best clothes, drive the best cars, eat in the best resturants, get plastic surgery and be treated like you are someone special; isn't a "sacrifice".

The Christian publishers are using the gospel of Jesus Christ to promote a lie, and ruin 8 little souls, who will never believe in the faith their mother pretends to practice for publicity.

Jenny said...

I agree with JaxMom. TLC should keep the show to 4-5 times a year. It would give the kids some semblance of a normal life yet the money would still be coming in to maintain the lifestyle and hopefully set aside for the future financial benefit of the kids vs for fancy possessions for the parents.

I thought it was pretty interesting also that TLC's statement included, "The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC." So that means even if Jon isn't included in the actual filming of the show, he would still get paid. So it will be interesting to see if he actually does show up on the show or not.

Regardless, I agree that the Jon bashing with TLC's powerful influence will now stop. We can look forward to such statements as Jon turning a new leaf, Jon starting over, you know, all the same glowing things they conjured up for Kate. Anything to keep the brand alive and the bucks rolling in. A sad day for the kids, that's for sure!

Jenny said...

Oops...when I ended my last post with, "Regardless, a sad day for the kids" I was referring to the fact they're going to continue to be filmed...not the fact that hopefully the Jon bashing will cease. That would be a good thing for their daddy not to be put down in the press.

Just wanted to clarify that. :)

Charlie Rose said...

Try as they might, TLC cannot make Kate into something she isn't. They have tried and tried again for the past 18 months.

This will be a HUGE fail if they put the Gosselin children back on TV. And the public will outcry.

GrandmasSoup said...

When can we expect the remarriage of Jon and Kate? Wonder what the ratings will be like for that? Maybe they will go to Korea this summer and remarry.

LP said...

By keeping "the whole Gosselin family under contract" they are keeping the gag order on Jon. He is still a TLC employee. Don't expect a tell-all book from him any time soon. I fear that both J&K have not only signed away thir lives but the lives of their children as well. As others have stated, I don't think that this will be the success that they hope it will be. People are sick of the gosselins and their greed. By signing with the tlc for the second time they will never be able to redeem themselves.

JaxMom said...

This was on CNN...from Jon's lawyer...

"“Jon has expressed his desire to close the litigation chapter of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and although all terms are confidential, he is hopeful that TLC will move forward with the best interests of the Gosselin family. Sometimes litigants that kiss and make up find their relationship is much better the second time around. As Jon’s attorney, I truly hope that this new adventure for TLC and the Gosselins is a much more joyful journey.”"


So based on this, the kids (and possibly Jon) will be back on the air again. :( So sorry to the 8. You've been sold out yet again. :(

Tongue In Cheek said...

Oh what will the gosselins & tlc do?? Tiger Woods is coming out of hiding to make a statement on Friday - Haiti is freeing 8 of the Americans they've been holding - the Olympics are on the air and OMG Suri Cruise has an $850 Salvatore Ferragamo “Sofia” handbag (take note kate you've got to keep up with the Cruises).

Once again someone is stealing the spotlight from the gosselins!

Pattypanda said...

The sheeple are out on the TLC-ROL site, chomping on the bit. Sounds like Jon was black mailed into caving into TLC's demands, what ever they are. I'm sure ROL will leak out the "secret" agreement. All assume filming will resume. I can't imaging what they'll film. Kate has no chemistry with her own kids other than yelling, screaming and belittling. Good for the tups they hopefully will be in school never year full time, unless she holds them back again. They are going to be 21 by the time they graduate school at this rate.

quincy.mackenzie said...

If Jon is throwing his kids under the proverbial bus he's just as bad as Kate who wants them there.

Kate has perhaps finally realized she's absolutely nothing without her eight sidekicks on board.

I'm holding out hope Jon does the right thing...

... and yet I've a feeling he's about to let his kids down.

:(

thesetwo.. said...

So tonight is the season finale of Toddlers and Tiaras. Monday is the new season of little couple with average size baby.
That leaves wednesday nights open for a new tv show....hmm wonder what's going to fill that spot.

If Jon is an employee of TLC either he is a "producer' or he's going to be back on the screen. I will bet he will be back on tv. He likes the limelight and the attention it brings.

I wonder of these two fools will realise how they sold their kids for dreams of stardom.
I really hope these kids stay safe and sane.

Dianne Law said...

Hhaha agree that the Jon bashing will cease.
Kids back on the show= Kate thinking Jon is great again.

Money just heals everything right..

Those kiddies better be prepared to work and work hard..TLC is ready for compensation for those hair extensions and trip to Butter's clubs

HA said...

Quickly , unpack the golden platters-J, K, the 8 and TLC , all under one happy contract again.

Kidssafety said...

Jon spoke of putting his kids out for pedophiles to see. I guess those have since disappeared.

As for Kate, well she's safe with Steve so that really is not a problem.

tigerfan said...

By keeping "the whole Gosselin family under contract" they are keeping the gag order on Jon.

My thoughts exactly! It is the best interest for TLC especially where it applies to their loyal contract honoror Kate to keep the ENTIRE family under contract thus, once again, limiting JOn's ability to speak. Particularly at a time when Mz. Kate is scheduled to appear on The View, the launch of her book in April, and TLC's promise to bring Kate back this spring.

two said...

Ok so im taking bets about the topic for The View.
This is what the View and TLC people will manufacture for discussion.

First how great Kate looks, I mean she cant be the single mom of 8 who does it all by herself

The book- life's hard, but the kids need to know how much Kate struggles, jsut for them

Because tlc is happy, Kate is happy. Jon will be a great person again and SHe's now on Jon's side

MomOf4InPA said...

I'm so sad and mad at the Gosselin parental units. They don't even deserve the title of Mom and Dad at this point. Moms and Dads are supposed to do what is best for the kids. Teach them to eat their vegetables, do their homework, be nice to other people, tie their shoes, all the normal things that kids need to learn to become well adjusted adults later in life. Real parents dont let their kids do whatever they want to just because they want to. If that was the case, all kids would want candy and soda and desserts at every meal. LOL Parents are supposed to protect their children from harmful situation, and to not knowingly put them in harms way.

Its my opinion that putting the Gosselin kids back on TV would be harmful for them. There are too many real life crazies out there (stalkers/pedophiles etc) to purposely put those kids in the limelight again, exposing them in inappropriate ways (bath time, potty time, changing clothes etc).

I am pissed off at Kate for her thinking her kids on TV is not harmful, and I am disappointed in Jon for giving in to TLC. If my ex wanted to do something with my kids that I thought would be harmful to them, I would fight tooth and nail to protect them. I would be dirt poor, living with relatives, declaring bankruptcy, doing whatever I needed to, to not give up on my kids. They would grow up knowing that someone had their best interests at heart, and that I never gave up on them.

We dont watch TLC anymore. We have pretty much given up on Discovery too. I say pretty much, because I have teenaged boys who love Top Gear (BBC America) and Dirty Jobs too much for me to block that channel.

sigh

I shouldnt vent when I feel so sickly. :(

*prays that someone will come to their senses and keep the kids off TV*

ps-does anyone remember when the current contract with TLC expires? I remember reading it in the lawsuit papers on ROL I think, but I just dont have it in me to search for it. I dont remember if there was an end point to the contract or if TLC had the option of renewing the contract without having to resign the Gosselins.

Missy said...

So a few months ago Jon was worried about pedophiles seeing his children on tv. Now that he is too poor to fight TLC, he is okay with it again. Wow, that is a really sad statement as a father.

Momof2 said...

I think this whole soap opera with the Gosselins have shown America the seedy side of TLC and cost them many many viewers. America is tired of the Gosselins as they have certainly showed their true colors during this whole saga...the integrity of the show is long gone..and if anything...lie after lie have been exposed.

TLC would've come out much better in the viewer's eyes if they just let things go and didn't pursue the Gosslins so aggressively....they need to fade away and they will....because the viewers are tired of the Gosselin garbage....we know WAY more than we need to about this family and we're tired of the "look what we have" attitude of those grifters.

Brummygirl said...

From CNN: According to a statement released by Laurie Goldberg, senior vice president for communications for TLC, "TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC."
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Up until now I was hopeful Jon would not cave.
This is it for me, am done with the Gosselins.
On the other thread I wrote a poem as if it came from the Gosselin children.
Sorry kids, we cannot do any more if either of your parents refuse to protect you and authorities are just not that interested.

Jon.. HOW COULD YOU??

Heller: I knew you sucked as a lawyer right from the beginning...what do you care, you have made your money!!

Kate...You are absolutely EVIL!! I hope all your plans get trashed because believe it or not, the public DO NOT LIKE YOU!!!!

Momof2 said...

I hope Whoopi puts the screws to her...for all to see.

Laurie said...

Of course jon had to come to an agreement with TLC. Kate has a book coming out within the next few months. If Kate is going to go on a book tour to promote her new book (keeping her in the limelight and promoting TLC as the greatest thing since sliced bread) someone has to be home with the kids for the duration. I don't think that the public would buy her "what a great mom I am" act if she took off and left them with the not a nanny. However, if Jon once again assumes the stay at home dad role all will be right with the gosselin world. He couldn't very well assume this role if they were still bickering. These two make me sick. As long as they can stay in the public eye they don't really seem to give a hoot about the kids' welfare.

tj said...

Have no fear, the Gosselin girls will never be spoiled and have designer purses like Suri Cruise.
At least, not till they get their own jobs and earn their own money. Kate's money will not be spent on them.

'G' Ma said...

Was just curious about this whole 'the family remains under contract' thing. I understood it to mean that their original contract is still in force until it runs out in the spring. I don't think they necessarily signed a new one. I just think they're obligated to fulfill the rest of the already existing contract. I could be wrong.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Day after day folks on this site knew that today's outcome was inevitable -- Jon would be forced to cave -- once again allowing the children to be filmed.
It was only too obvious... based on Jon's new lifestyle, his way high child support payments, his own ignorant actions, and his lack of ability/knowledge to perform as a wage earner.
However, I wholeheartedly disgree w/posters who think Khate will be nice to him as a result of his capitulation.

And I think GimmeGimme pointed out that OctoMom and Khate both have horendous laughs. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that foolish woman on the pretend "Dating Game" on YouTube! lolol
There are going to be a LOT more than 8 embarrassed children in this world as they mature. (Thanks be to the Mommies Dearest.)

2badsosad said...

The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC."

FREE THE GOSSELIN EIGHT!!!!!

How sad for ALL the Gosselin children, but particularly the tups, who have been living their lives under the terms and conditions of a TLC contract damn near since birth! Havent the eight Gosselin children SACRIFICED enough! Their greedy, ego driven,fame whoring parents should hang their head in shame.

Jane in California said...

Momof4inPA said:
We have pretty much given up on Discovery too. I say pretty much, because I have teenaged boys who love Top Gear (BBC America) and Dirty Jobs too much for me to block that channel.
* * *

I try to stay off Discovery too, but you're right - it can be hard because they have some good shows.

I've been watching Top Gear (yes, my son got me hooked!) on Netflix.

I am very sad for the Gosselin children too. They are basically glorified indentured servants -- born owing a debt to their grasping parents. Bred and raised like prize cattle -- for show, for financial gain.

Jon disgusts me as thoroughly as Kate. And for those who have read my comments until now, you know I have been fairly supportive of that knucklehead. Since he appears to have thrown his own flesh and blood under the bus, no more.

Jane in California said...

Momof2 said...

I hope Whoopi puts the screws to her...for all to see.
* * *

One can hope, but somehow, I doubt it. Even Whoopi has to bend to the wishes of the corporation that pays her and decides what we, the American public, are supposed to believe. Right now, they are selling the story line that Kate Gosselin is a loving, harried mom of 8, she and Jon had some issues during their divorce which they have now ironed out, the kids have missed the filming very much, and now it's all coming up roses since filming will resume.

It's all about selling the American public, whether it's detergent or the fable that Kate Gosselin is not pure evil, and Jon 100% schmuck.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Who will be sporting bumper stickers:

GO GRIFTERS!

Laura T said...

Momof4in PA wrote....There are too many real life crazies out there (stalkers/pedophiles etc) to purposely put those kids in the limelight again.
++++++++++

Dear fellow blogger,
do not fear for the safety of these kids. Supermom Kate puts tape on their backpack so that strangers in an airport will not know their names.

Dug's mom said...

Of course the girls can have desiner purses like Suri.
As soon as some compnay gives it to them.

silimom said...

From MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35446922/ns/entertainment-gossip/

TLC and Jon Gosselin settled their lawsuits against each other, and the details of which are being kept confidential. TLC did issue a statement to that effect, but it included a puzzling line: “The whole Gosselin family remains under contract with TLC.”

What? Does that mean “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” might be coming back to television? Short answer: No way.

A source with knowledge of the deal said that Jon is not going to be part of any programming plan on TLC, but Kate is expected back. “We’re still doing the show with Kate,” said the source.

There is no air date for Kate’s show, and in fact, producers are still tweaking just what the mom of multiples will be doing on the show. According to one source close to the production, this much is certain: “It will not be a dating show.”

As for whether we’ll see the Gosselin children back on television, that’s up in the air for now. A TLC source said that maybe “down the line” there could be a special, but there aren’t any current plans beyond a show for Kate.

****

Down the line. So when Kate's show eventually fails to draw the viewership they want, they'll fall back to filming the kids. They'll start out with a special to test the waters and then it will be Kate + 8. At least that is my fear. Hopefully, TLC will realize that the kids really are getting too old. What was cute when they were babies and toddlers and even preschoolers is less cute as they hit elementary school. The kids are less marketable as "The Tups" as they are becoming their own individuals.

It could also be that TLC will wait and see what the response is to Kate's new "book" and progress from there.

I guess I just don't know at this point and I guess I'm getting beyond caring. I had hoped Jon would ride this out, but I understand his need to settle. Not knowing the terms of the settlement, we'll never really know if he sold out the kids or not. I do really wish the best for Jon and that this at least allows him to move forward with his life. Hopefully he will listen to all the good advice that blogs like GWOP have provided.

And as always, I will pray for the 8.

Tami said...

Hate actually is right. She said she wanted to write a book to her kids to talk about how much she sacrificed to give them all the THINGS she wanted them to have (forget about values, love, etc). She did sacrifice a ton. She sacrificed the very lives of her 8 kids so she could live off of them for as long as possible. Way to go.

CityGirl said...

The clip on the X17 site of kate leaving "Butter" , I just saw the oddest thing! Everyone know how much Kate despises the photags. Right? Well take a look at the clip a little closer, in fact, at 22-23 seconds. Once she is in the car, the pap comes round to the side kate is on, and when his flash lights up the backseat, Kate and the weirdo she's with have the most evil, spiteful, smile on their faces. You may have to stop it a couple times to get the right click, but it's there. I really wish they wouldn't encourage her "movie star" attitude. But I know it does everytime,. by the smurky smiles on their faces!

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Not sure if this has been posted yet as I haven't had a chance to catch up on all the posts. But regarding the settlement between Jon and TLC and the probability that TLC will contiue to film and exploit the kids - well, I think Jon and Kate have a core group of "fans" (who based on their posts on other sites seem to lack critical thinking skills)and that's it. I think the rest of the viewing public has their number and won't be watching or buying Kate's new book. Her book has so far been met with criticism and derision. And Wolf Blitzer made fun of the Jon/TLC story tonight. The public will have the last laugh here when the ratings and book sales drop.
And I can't imagine any corporation wanting to sponsor them now. They are a branding nightmare thanks to the tabloids.
And it will be interesting to see how Whoopi reacts to Kate on the View. Whoopi seemed like she disapproved of the reality show and filming the kids. So, it will be interesting to hear what she has to say about the subject now.

dustilies said...

Jane in CA said . . .

It's all about selling the American public, whether it's detergent or the fable that Kate Gosselin is not pure evil, and Jon 100% schmuck.

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ITA. I had hopes for Jon, but outlook is very cloudy.

Like everyone else here, I take no joy in these newest shenanigans. 8 kids are having their lives ruined. I really hope that some wonderful adults--like teachers--are finding ways to help these kids, who are the moral equivalent of orphans now.

jibberjabbers said...

Laura T said...

Dear fellow blogger,
do not fear for the safety of these kids. Supermom Kate puts tape on their backpack so that strangers in an airport will not know their names.

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haha! I laughed a that one.

MickeyMcKean said...

Kate is Fake said...
Trying to get the word out about Kate and the reality of her new book:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2703119/kate_gosselin_new_book_i_just_want.html?cat=2

=================================

The above article - obviously written by someone who did her job in reviewing the book and yet on page 2 made some interesting comments ... ending with the tidbit that anyone willing to buy the book can report back whether or not Kate's softer "less familiar spiritual side" is believeable or not - is IMO a perfect example of what I posted earlier: flooding the public with a lot of lies and nasty divorce details have left people so over All Things Gosselin.

The Gosselin brand is tarnished forever thanks to the antics of TLC, Jon and most importantly, Kate.

I guess Kate in particular never heard the saying that you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool the people all the time. The public most definitely have her number and I am sure that if the show starts up again using the kids that there is going to be a lot more negative outcry from the public than ever before.

Again, this is what happens when you educate the public about all the nasty details of a divorce when there are 8 children involved, and then you have those kids on camera where people can see for themselves the trauma that the kids are living in due to their parents who would rather exploit them versus being true parents.

Jon is not perfect either, especially with having an epiphany about getting his kids off camera and then caves in. Whereas I can understand why he might cave, the fact is he is once again allowing [forcing] the kids in front of the cameras for personal financial gain.

The bottom line is that the public, including the people who have never seen the show, are now educated and sees this for what it is and one more time, if TLC, Jon and Kate think that they can go back to where things were before the huge lie in the form of the renewal of their marriage vows in Hawaii, I believe they are mistaken.

JMO.

MickeyMcKean said...

As a footnote to my above post, there are other people involved in this mess who have also forever tarnished the Gosselin brand.

Whereas it is true that most of these people would not have gotten their 15 minutes of fame if Jon had not crossed their paths, I do believe that Kate and/or TLC have paid these women to come forward and make serious accusations to assist them in throwing Jon under the bus.

First up is Stephanie of course, the one who wanted to be a model or actress but who I believe is still just a not-a-nanny working for Kate.

Next up is Hailey, whose parents must be so proud of her NOT. Well guess what Hailey, I read the "stubby" article to my boyfriend and he immediately backed Jon and his comments about you I would not be allowed to post here on this blog. I laughed because he was with me when we watched you cry on TV about people calling you a homewrecker ... I hope you realize sooner than later that one day thanks to you there are 8 kids out there that will someday be very hurt by your allegation against your ex boyfriend. Your personal quest for an additional few minutes of fame will hurt innocent children and the public knows it and will hold it against you - forever.

Then there is attorney Heller. There is no doubt in my mind that he was more concerned about his bill being paid that he advised his client to settle, including the stipulation to allow the children to be filmed again.

From my POV, everyone seems to be self serving in this Gosselin tragedy ... and yet the true victims are 8 innocent children which at times seem to be an afterthought by everyone around them.

I know that there are true Sheeple out there, but I also do not think that there are as many as before. Also, the ones who have posted on this blog, as well as Z's blog, I believe them to be TLC moles. Granted I know that there are some Sheeple who will never take off the rose colored glasses - BM comes to mind - but there is just too much information out there these days for all Sheeple not to see that Kate in particular does not deserve to be up on a pedestal of any height due to her many lies and actions that have been forever captured on film.

In closing this post I wanted to mention that unless I blinked during ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT or THE INSIDER last night, there was NO mention of Jon and TLC settling. I view this omission as just more proof that the public is sick and tired of All Things Gosselin.

JMO.

Vanessa said...

Yes tj, only mommy deserves designer purses in every size and shape and colour.
She had to work very hard to earn them...oh..wait a minute...

Not harping on anyone who's catching the repeat shows early in the morning, just curious if they are still re-editing the episodes. You know... playing cheeful circus music in the background of the more controversial/obscene scenes or adding voice overs that weren't there the first 200 times those shows aired? Editing out COMPLETE
scenes?

Unbelievable said...

Jane in CA you were right on with your statement that the Gosselin kids were "Bred and raised like prize cattle -- for show, for financial gain." I will go one step further with this. The tups are more like the claves used for veal. The tups were bred for one purpose and one purpose only. Wikipedia talks about the different kinds of veal and I think the tups are "Bob Veal". (Sinpped) "Bob veal, from calves that are slaughtered when only a few days old..."

The tups fate was sealed the minute they were born and they were led to the slaughter of TLC/Discovery.

willowmom said...

What day is K8 scheduled for The View? Tomorrow? I hear it's their Second Annual Mutt show. :)

Misty pig said...

RE: Silimom's MSNBC report

I gather Jon would not be on tv, but is still on the payroll (hush money or his cut of the kids contract I guess)

They are leaving the kids alone for the while being

They are CLUELESS as with what to do with Kate.

I agree they are awaiting the response to the book to see if the "softer" character on the cover of that book can fly...

Bush said...

And I can't imagine any corporation wanting to sponsor them now. They are a branding nightmare thanks to the tabloids."


Very well said. This is no longer a wholesome family programme.

Shoe said...

According to one source close to the production, this much is certain: “It will not be a dating show.”


Of course not. This devout Christian mom would not want be traipsing around with a strange man every week.

Also this is suppsoed to be the Kate show. She would not want to share the spotlight, nor make anyone else rich.

Dianne Law said...

Folk, i think this train is slowing down.

But if we listen carfeully we can hear fertiltiy treatments being abused somewhere-another favourite family is on its way..

Joanne said...

I wont watch anything that these people may be on. The green is unreal and TLC should be sued for strong arming jon into getting what they want.

Pa Mom Knows said...

No matter what they do, it's never going to fly. The public and the media are sick of this fiasco. The show with Paula wasn't picked up. A new show (Kate flipping pancakes) is dead before it begins. Let 'em go -- they're not going to die...they're just going to fade away.

Shoshanna said...

Oh, no! Jon's attorney said:

"Jon has expressed his desire to close the litigation chapter of 'Jon&Kate Plus 8,' he said. "Sometimes litigants that kiss and make up find their relationship is much better the second time around. As Jon's attorney, I truly hope this new adventure for TLC and the Gosselins is a much more joyful journey."

What do you think this implies??!

shakinghead said...

I find it extremely sad that the Gosselin CHILDREN have been used the COLLATERAL to negotiate the terms and conditions of a LAW SUIT!!

Jane in California said...

Bush said...

And I can't imagine any corporation wanting to sponsor them now. They are a branding nightmare thanks to the tabloids."

Very well said. This is no longer a wholesome family programme.
* * *

Exactly. What sponsor wants to advertise on a show that is forcing children to work against their will, just to support their greedy mom and even greedier network?

If they are bombarded with letters expressing extreme displeasure, they will pay attention and put their ads elsewhere and poof! TLC will suddenly lose interest in continuing to fund Kate's lavish lifestyle off the backs of the children.

ErinKate said...

I wonder where Jon will be living now that the NYC apartment is gone? Guess he will be moving into the Konpound once again and the paps will be out in full force. Wonder why they haven't been following him to his current abode? Should be interesting to see what he has to say as he runs around the "pap" section of his house because his kids are not allowed to play on the grass in the back yard because they will get dirty.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I wonder if TLC is filming the kids right now. Does PA get off for President's Week?

Gosselins' Loss said...

They sold the house finally:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20345286,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+people%2Fheadlines+%28PEOPLE.com%3A+Top+Headlines%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

Jenny said...

I just saw that little video of K8 and the hair guy in NYC. How obvious can you possibly get! Going to dinner at Butter, one of the hottest places in the city right now where it's well known the paps hang out, dressed in a barely-there skirt, heels, hair & makeup to the max...gee, THAT'S not for a photo op to try to keep her in the public eye! And to see her walking to the taxi with her nose in the air not acknowledging the paps as though she were a genuine star..like she is SO in demand and pretending she doesn't want her photo taken when having her photo taken is the express purpose of the outing! All the daily prancing around in NYC at various well known places just to be seen, photographed & video'd leading up to the big appearance on The View. Ohmygosh, the fakey-ness (sp?) of it all literally makes me sick to my stomach! It's so unlike REAL celebrities who live in NY and just try to go out for a meal or run some errands hoping NOT to be seen so they can have some normalcy in their lives.

We're all so onto TLC, K8 and their methods. They truly must think we're a bunch of idiots out here!

Molly said...

It'll flop. Kate is nasty, Jon is dim, and the kids do nothing but scream and cry. No one wants to watch that anymore. I also think overexposure killed it. Constantly seeing the family in the tabloids make everyone deathly sick of them

Ohio Buckeye said...

Shoe said, "According to one source close to the production, this much is certain: “It will not be a dating show.”


Of course not. This devout Christian mom would not want be traipsing around with a strange man every week.

Also this is suppsoed to be the Kate show. She would not want to share the spotlight, nor make anyone else rich."

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Besides, no one in their right mind would buy into ANY man being interested in dating Kate Gosselin. Not even for $. Blech.

With her new tatas on display these days, she really is "Castration Kate/Buzz Kill Barbie".

Kate Gosselin: where fun goes to die.

P.S. - Re: Her new 'book', "I Just Want You To Know": instead of the posed photo op of Pastel Kate on her Velour Chair, Zondervan could've really saved some bucks and been more honest had they put, instead, on the cover of this gem just a picture of a honking big, hard SPOON - Kate's FAVORITE way to communicate her 'love' for her 8, count 'em 8, kids.

melissa p. gentry said...

I want to know when did the 8 children sign up for this freak show? Why is the ENTIRE Gosselin family under contract with TLC? Who represented their interests because, believe me, you, if this was any other contract, it would not hold up in Court. The children had no legal representation or ad litem to protect them.

Laws need to be passed. I intend to write everyone I can to stop this madness.

Sick of Jon, Kate and TLC.

Jen K said...

I firmly believe that you attract to you people who are similar to you. I don't think it's an accident that nice people tend to have nice friends and cruddy people tend to be friends with low-lifes.

That said, I think scammers attract scammers, whether they want to or not. I don't think it's an accident that nearly every person that the G's favored over family and GOOD friends has turned out to be a snake. Crappy people attract crappy people...plain and simple.

Jon and Kate were more well-suited to each other than anyone could have expected. They used each other, they use their kids and their "friends" have used them. The sad thing is that the kids go stuck with grifters as parents.

Can't See Sheep said...

Jane in California said...
Jon disgusts me as thoroughly as Kate. And for those who have read my comments until now, you know I have been fairly supportive of that knucklehead. Since he appears to have thrown his own flesh and blood under the bus, no more.
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This is truly sad. I too was hopeful that Jon would hold out & keep his children from the clutches of TLC& off TV. So much for that hope from the sounds of things. If it is true that he's done this, then as far as I'm concerned from this point on he deserves whatever he gets.

I just can't abide this living off their kids back's that the older G's are all too happy to do. Those kids are going to be so messed up in the future it won't be funny & they'll owe it all to their grifter parents. They'll make some therapists rich one day, after they sue kate & get their money. Gee thanks so called "mom & dad"! These two yoyo's aren't fit to look after a dead house plant, never mind raising 8 kids.

2badsosad said...

I wonder if TLC is filming the kids right now. Does PA get off for President's Week?

TLC may not be filming the Gosselin children right NOW, but THEY ARE ALL UNDER CONTRACT with TLC. I would bet that the TLC execs had a champagne celebration last night immediately after they put their film and production crew on notice!

Kat said...

They'll make some therapists rich one day, after they sue kate & get their money.

What could possibly make you think there will be any money left for the kids? They'll be lucky if there's one dime left for them to share. Guess that's why Kate thinks they "need" all these free trips and goodies now, because they sure won't be getting anything once they turn 18. You know, THEY have to get jobs and WORK if they want something.

Aunt Chris said...

I'm very surprised tht we haven't seen any Katezilla pictures today, with her happy as a clam, parading some of the kids out of Target, or even heading for the nail salon, because now all is right with the world and Jon has been ground under her heel again.

Charles said...

And here we always thought it was illegal to buy and sell children.

debbiejo said...

TLC must assume they will gain viewers by the new show with Khate.

TLC stands for "Too little
common- sense".

Since, at best, Khate is a "polarizing" figure, and at worst, the most hated woman on TV, they don't have the "sense God gave a goose" by putting her on TV.

How much wiser, how much better for their PR to say ""We are going to lead the way...no more shows with little ones....or at least limit the time children will be on our network. We, TLC, want to set the standard for proper utilization of children on our shows. In the days of reality TV, we will set the standard".

Oh, but then I woke up.

Jenny said...

About the TLC execs having a champagne party...I agree that they probably did! I know I sound like a broken record but I can't get that one report out of my mind that stated that the show was bringing in $280 million every 3 months...that's $1 billion, 120 million annually! Even if the advertising drops off by half, that's still over half a billion bucks a year into their coffers. If nothing else, it sure helps one to understand the motivation behind TLC's relentless and heartless battle to get this show back up in one form or another, even to the point of financially crushing the father of the children into submission and not considering the potential present & future harm all the exposure might have on the kids. I guess I shouldn't expect any less of a network who would also routinely show and profit from little toddler girls melting down on Toddlers & Tiaras. Pretty dispicable...I sure wish someone with as much clout as TLC would take on this whole issue of exploitation of children.

GoPoshGo said...

melissa p. gentry said...
I want to know when did the 8 children sign up for this freak show? Why is the ENTIRE Gosselin family under contract with TLC?
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MPG, you've really hit on the crux of the issue with your post. TLC seems to be "talking out of both sides of their mouths" when it comes to the Gosselin kids: On the one hand, they vehemently deny that the kids are working; rather, they're just being filmed doing what they'd do normally [afterall, it's just a -- cough, gag -- documentary!]. On the other hand, TLC claims that the whole family is "under contract" with them -- which means that the kids are employees of TLC, and are therefore working.

I agree with you completely. When did the kids agree to this contract??? When were they given a choice to have their most personal childhood milestones, moments, and memories caught on film for the world to see?? And where is their five year's worth of payment?? Forget the token accounts Kate set up a few months ago to cover her ass. Where is each child's 1/10 of EVERYTHING the "Gosselin brand" has earned over the past five years??? Because if the whole family has been "under contract" with TLC this whole time, those kids should have some pretty fat bank accounts by now.

I think the only "reality" of this show is that the parents got a taste of the high life, and will now do whatever it takes to keep it going.

Gimme Gimme said...

I really think Jon had no choice but to settle the lawsuit. He had no support system behind him whatsoever.

Jodi and Julie and Gloria and Minor Consideration just fell off the radar. They should have continued their efforts and set up a defense fund for Jon so he could hire good corporate lawyers and given him at least half a chance to win.

I think Jon came to realize that you can't go up against a ruthless corporate media giant (who had the mother of the children on their payroll) on your own with no money and a one-man team led by a shifty, hapless criminal lawyer whose only chance at getting paid is to sell you down the river.

Oprah could have ended this whole thing if she had spoken out against child exploitation and supported Jon in his efforts. Or at the very least guardian ad lidems to protect not only these kids but all kids with wannabe celebrity parents. But then again she used the kids for ratings just like everyone else as well.

But perhaps most importantly he knew what the kids were going through with mommie dearest behind closed doors because they didn't have "jobs."

We might as well face the fact that these kids were literally born to be on TV and that it quite likely is the best thing for them in the end all things considered.

Sad but true in my opinion.

BeachMom said...

GoPoshGo said...

...........And where is their five year's worth of payment?? Forget the token accounts Kate set up a few months ago to cover her ass. Where is each child's 1/10 of EVERYTHING...........

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I always wondered the same thing. I never understood HOW Jon & Kate got around having to split the episode money 10 ways?? By all accounts, each of those kids should each have a nice nest egg by now, but I seriously doubt that is the case. The kids should have had their own attorney who handled their share of the money. Seems like common sense to me.

Clueless said...

Where is each child's 1/10 of EVERYTHING the "Gosselin brand" has earned over the past five years??? Because if the whole family has been "under contract" with TLC this whole time, those kids should have some pretty fat bank accounts by now.
+++++++++++
This is so true.

This is like being told that
Dakota Fanning has not received any payment for her last few films.

There should be laws so that a good chunk belongs to them when they are older.

BLue said...

I think the only "reality" of this show is that the parents got a taste of the high life, and will now do whatever it takes to keep it going."
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It's scary that a few limo rides, private hair people, nights in a fancy hotel, some interviews on tv and some hired gophers can do to some people.

You are right. These two parents fancy themselves superstars and want to stay that way.

AnneMarie said...

Shoshanna said...
Oh, no! Jon's attorney said:

"Jon has expressed his desire to close the litigation chapter of 'Jon&Kate Plus 8,' he said. "Sometimes litigants that kiss and make up find their relationship is much better the second time around. As Jon's attorney, I truly hope this new adventure for TLC and the Gosselins is a much more joyful journey."

What do you think this implies??!
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OH ICK reconsiliation? ADVENTURE for TLC.....oh geesh.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"They sold the house finally:"

They sold the house some time ago. I'm surprised it took them this long to report it. Maybe because news on the G's really isn't what's driving the media right now?

Jake's mom said...

Here is some public information regarding the 2009 pay outs (salaries + bonuses) of the execs at Discovery Communications, TLC's parent company. DISCA is a publicly traded company & this information is included in their SEC filings.

President, CEO, and Director, David M. Zaslav: $8,336,781

SEVP and CFO, Brad Singer: $1,789,518

SEVP, General Counsel, and Secretary,. Joe LaSala Jr.: $1,207,773

President, Digital Media and Corporate Development, Bruce Campbell: $1,668,574

Could not find any info on TLC President and General Manager Eileen O'Neill, unfortunately.

Overall company info:
2009 gross income: $3.516 billion
2009 net income: $559 million
1-Year Net Income Growth, 2008 to 2009: 76%

What other companies do you know saw a 76% growth rate in 2009, aka the worst economic year in our lives, our parents' lives, maybe even our grandparents' lives???

Amy2 said...

It's not about the kids, never was. Its about money. TLC is in business to make money. Its not about the welfare of the children (i.e. Little People/Big World, 19 and counting, Toddlers/Tiaras). Its about how much money TLC can make using children. As soon as child's shelf life/marketability is over, TLC will move on to the next child. In the meantime these children's lives are changed forever. Where will they receive the adult aderation? From their parents? Oh, please. In every case stated above its the parents that put their children on TV...for money.

As for Jon & Kate they struck gold when they hooked up with TLC. They paid a high price to get the money; their marriage is dissolved, they are jokes,they're private parts are discussed publically, presumably they're in debt to their eye balls (i.e. McMansion, cars, trips, etc.) As for the children are not legally entitled to the money and they paid a higher price than their parents. They's childhood is forever altered.

For decades we've seen children in show business used over and over again. The difference was scripted shows had laws protecting the children. Reality shows don't.

Jane in California said...

I often check out the Huffington Post for news and tidbits, and they have an entertainment page. During the height of the J&K break up and assorted sordid news stories, they had at least one J&K news story up each day.

Yesterday, they had the news story about Jon's settlement with TLC. It garnered less than 60-70 comments for the full day.

Today, it's off the front of the entertainment page. I take heart that this might demonstrate that people have grown disinterested in J&K and their antics. Let's hope advertisers are as ho hum about them as well :)

She's come undone said...

You know, odds are that out of 8 children who will one day be 8 grownups; at least one (if not more) will turn on them and sue. The very thing that brought them fame (having 6 children at once plus 2) will be the very thing that will bring them down.

Momof2 said...

GoPoshGo said...

I think the only "reality" of this show is that the parents got a taste of the high life, and will now do whatever it takes to keep it going.
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Yup...they've really showed their true colors over the past several months...and how TLC can even think we want to see more of them is beyond me.

Somewhereinoh said...

I find it quite ironic that TLC brought out their big wig legal team to sue Jon for 'breach of contract' but yet TLC is willing to keep him on their 'pay roll' by continuing to keep him under contract. IMO, the legal negotiations resulted in a 'wash' of the monies TLC claim they lost when Jon offered his eight children as the 'collateral'for his debt and he agreed to remain under TLC contract. Not only did TLC use the eight Gosselin children as 'collateral' but IMO demanded Jon Gosselin's contractual SILENCE to avoid risk of a 'tell all book' that may very well tarnish Kate's present and future marketability but also limit Jon's options for 'work' thus reducing the potential for career 'competition' between J & K.

MickeyMcKean said...

Perhaps the Sheeple numbers are in fact dwindling down after all ...

TO KATE: As proof that you really can't flood the media with a bunch of lies and then still expect people to PAY GOOD $$$$ to read more of your lies ...

I read on another blog that Amazon has dropped the presale price of your new book from $22 to $15.

I went to Amazon.com and saw that your other books are discounted as well, and of course your cookbook was sent overseas.

So I'm thinking that this is proof that the general public is sick and tired of All Things Gosselin!

In fact I will bet my last paycheck that by the end of this year it will be Jon and Kate WHO???

So Kate, all things considering, when this whole tragedy has run its course, will you let us know if the sacrifice of your entire family worth it?

anotherthing... said...

Havent been around in a looong while... but read through the posts... and all i can say is "UGH".

My previous stance remains: these two nut-jobs are quite possibly the most shining examples of 'choose who you marry wisely' and 'crazy is as crazy does' the world has ever known.

As we have all said many times... just when you think they have reached the lowest low, they out-do themselves and stoop a bit lower.

I can not think of scathing enough words or phrases the can quite get my views across at this moment about the latest turn of events.

Its sad. And its a life story that maybe one day both Jon and kate will look back on with some amount of shame and remorse. I doubt it. But I do hope so.

What a tragic existence for those children. With no one to reach out and help them... but so many people who wish that they could. And sadly, the two people who should have the courage and desire to lay down their lives for them and their well-being and happiness look the other way as long as the paychecks keep rolling in.

Its shameful and revolting. Im astounded that no one has done anything to stop this nightmare.

As sick of seeing that wench everywhere (though less frequently thanks to her nasty ways coming to light for evryone to see), its nothing compared to how badly i feel for those kids.

I hope that the lawsuit being 'settled' is not what we all fear.

SoPhoney said...

I haven't posted in a long time. I was just wondering if anyone else had this thought, something that has crossed my mind.

I thought Jon got really screwed in the divorce, Kate got most of the money and the property according to reports and also the custodial care of the kids.

I was wondering if this was Jon's way of basically giving her the finger, you know, "O.K. Kate, you want to control everything, you want all the money, you want the property, o.k., it's yours, all yours."

Jon no longer has any of the responsibility or liability for any of it. All he has to do is pay his child support, and even that could be reduced depending on his income, and from what I understand from some other knowledgable posters even if he can't pay the support that still would not prohibit him from seeing and spending time with the kids.

I think that now that Jon and TLC have settled, that they will dump Kate as soon as the contract is up, which I believe someone said is in April of this year. I don't think they have any intention of filming the kids again. They will just let Kate crash and burn.

Although the poor kids are still the losers.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@So Phony: We can speculate til the cows come home, but we will never know what the Real Deal is behind anything Gosselin.

Gosselin Inc. and TLC spoonfed us a scripted fairytale, which we all now know was just that: FICTION, from beginning to end.

My guess is that the mansion was purchased knowing full well J&K were not going to live together as husband and wife - I don't believe it's a coincidence the property includes an above-garage apt. My guess is that this was, from the very beinning, intended to be Jon's living qtrs. I have to assume Jon was ok with this arrangement, so he MUST'VE gotten some financial compensation in return for Kate's getting the Hers! All Hers! Estate.

Jon spoke out of both sides of his mouth - initially saying he wanted to be 'just Jon' and implying he wanted life out of the spotlight. Yet he signed on for another season with TLC. He initially said he 'didn't even want to HEAR about his kids being exploited' because he so disagreed with that statement, that the kids were simply being filmed as they did whatever they do in a normal day. THEN Jon did another 180 and claimed an 'epiphany' and said it 'wasn't healthy for the kids being filmed...' but he cryptically added 'while their parents are going through divorce,' leading one to wonder yet again, just how sincere his 'epiphany' had been.

I figure Kate needs the attention from fame like the rest of us need oxygen. She will continue to do WHATEVER it takes to keep that spotlight on herself, and if this means using the kids, she'll continue to delude herself that she's 'sacrificing' FOR the 8.

Jon? I figure he just wants to return to his pre-marital days. By all reports, he was a likable, though flirty type, with no real life goals or plans. And this is exactly the Jon we have seen for a year now. Presumably Jon has gotten that part of his stated wish, and this IS 'just Jon'. The J&K Jon was just part of the scripted myth by TLC and, by god, it SOLD. For awhile.

I don't think either parent has any desire to give up the lives we've seen them each pursue since the mansion purchase. I think that property becoming Casa Gosselin was an unintended dropping of the veil and the first clear glimpse into what the Gosselin marriage and family were truly all about from the very beginning.

Like Kix, fairytales are for kids.
But apparently TLC and J&K haven't yet figured this out and expect us all to be waiting on the edge of our chairs, to welcome their return to tv.

My chair will be empty.

The Gosselins are simply not relevant.

Button Button said...

About Kate being on The View. Someone said they think Whoopi will give her a bad time.

Probably not.

Baba Wawa very obviously fell under Kate's spell the last time she interviewed Kate.

Baba says Kate will be a "Star." Baba is just like the rest of the Kate Worshippers. Something about her makes them absolutely giddy.

What is it with those people?

katan the stupid said...

so phoney, I DO think Jon may be giving Kate the proverbial finger by letting her "win" the divorce. I'm sure he loves the kids, but deep down inside must feel some relief to be freed from indentured servitude. The man had a thankless job: taking care of all those kids while Kate screeched, complained, criticized and took credit for all that hard work while she sat on her big ass. He'd probably blossom as a person and a parent if he were able to hang out with the kids without Kate hovering around. But since that isn't happening, he flees the roost to play half time and hangs out with the kids the other half. Kate thinks she's won the divorce war, but she is too stupid and controlling to realize that she doesn't want the kids she's fought so hard to control. Yes, she wants the money and notoriety associated with them, but spends most of her time finding ways to avoid them. Those kids must see that she doesn't want to interact with them; we can.

Jenny said...

Jakes Mom said: Here is some public information regarding the 2009 pay outs (salaries + bonuses) of the execs at Discovery Communications, TLC's parent company.
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Thanks for that! Wow, million dollar+ salaries...and you KNOW the CEO has got to be making even more, I'd guess plenty more. We've always known it was about the money but I wouldn't have guessed the TLC execs were enriching themselves to THAT extent! And to think it's mostly off the backs of children.

After all our "closing arguments" about this whole situation, I think we can all pretty much "rest our case" with that bit of info. The J&K brand is so tainted at this point, those execs better have stashed some of those dollars in savings since hopefully with all the bad publicity and mounting negative public opinion, they'll be clearing out their desks soon!

NJGal said...

Ohio Buckeye I agree with what you've said 1000%. My chair will also be empty. I think that if tlc is thinking that they'll bring in new viewers to feed their pablum to they (tlc) are wrong. Due to all the negative publicity via tabloid articles, America has seen J&K for what they are - greedy, no account, grifters who are exploiting their kids for their own personal gain. They have become a national joke and are lumped together with Spidey and Snooky (the Jersey Shore kid - although it pains me to say that since I was born & raised on the Jersey shore).

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

LOL!!

The View continues to amaze me with their *stellar* guests and co-hosts....
nadya (octo mom) is going to be on the view as a guest feb 24th....

LOL!!!

Talk about journalistic integrity!! Move over Jerry Springer!!! LOL!!

soundsaboutright said...

I wouldnt be surprised of the new and improved TLC contains a clause that monetarily compensates JON for 'babysitting' services while Kate is off promoting TLC and the 'Kate Show' and her upcoming book.

Jane in California said...

I think OhioBuckeye is probably very close to right. Jon is as he's always been -- a likeable enough guy, sweet, easy to push around, but with almost zero drive or ambition. He has said more than once that he missed out on his 20's. He means that his dad paid for his lifestyle to float around, ski in the winter, play in the summer and lead a very privileged and easy existence. Sadly, his dad had a strong work and family ethic, but he did not teach his Jon boy well re the work part.

Then he meets Kate, she zeroes in on him from the start. Quite possibly, she knew who Dr. Gosselin was in her community, that he had a good practice and apparently a lot of money. She saw in Jon not only the possibility of a good sperm donor for her multiples, but the added bonus of a wealthy and indulgent father in law.

I really don't see Jon suddenly "awakening" and getting any real drive or ambition to succeed on his own. He'll tell himself that his kids are fine being filmed, do what he can (when he's around) to make it a bit more bearable, but then when it's not his time, he'll easily jet off to "hang" with his "peeps" and laze around a pool, or a ski slope, not doing much of anything.

Kate had all the drive in that marriage and she still has it. Unfortunately, what made her almost likable was Jon. Now that he's gone, who will she find to mock in his place? We know it's the boys, but at least to date, most of the public don't find that even remotely okay, cutesie or entertaining. So if she keeps up with her little digs and barbs and "love pats" except now it's those little boys on the receiving end -- that will finally float her stinking boat. And about time too, I say.

And the sheeple will find someone else as phony and unreal to glom onto, because they don't have any real substance inside themselves either. And the cycle will begin again. There will always be sheeple and they will never contribute anything worthwhile.

Shoshanna said...

Whaaat?
New pic on ROL, praising how wonderful Kate is looking these days, shows her loading a large cardboard box labeled "JUICY JUICE" into her van.

Still??! I guess the freebies will last until every
one of the kids' teeth have rotted out of their mouths.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

I think that now that Jon and TLC have settled, that they will dump Kate as soon as the contract is up, which I believe someone said is in April of this year. I don't think they have any intention of filming the kids again. They will just let Kate crash and burn.

Although the poor kids are still the losers.
******

If Katie(Mommy)Dearest gets dumped, she will be VERY ANGRY. This does not bode well for the children. I grew up with a mother who was very much like Kate, and I know.

Where have all the child advocates gone? I sure hope someone is watching out for those kids. At least they're all in school -- that is a stable place for them, and teachers are mandated reporters.

Molly said...

I just thought everyone would be amused that Chelsea Lately just grouped J&K in with Paris Hilton and the like, and said "If you're gonna try to do something with your life, have some kind of skill"

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Pls gag me with a (wooden)spoon...

Just saw the photo and read the drivel from ROL... what disgusting schmaltz -- like she's suddenly "Mrs. Wonderful Mother."
Wonder just how much Juicy Juice paid for THAT shot!

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