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Canadian Mom said...

At least with the month or so *forewarning* of Kate's View appearance, it gives me plenty o' time to ensure my pain meds are in full supply...

maggie said...

What if the kids don't want to be filmed anymore. Remember that Jon and Kate always said if the kids ever said they didn't want to be filmed then they wouldn't film them. Yes, they are young and their parents obviously could ignore their wishes. But at what cost. The kids go to school and mention to their classmates that they don't want to start filming again. And then the classmates go home and tell their parents. Bad news! And bad news travels fast. Even worse could be when the kids grow up and give interviews or/and write books, etc. and spill the beans that filming resumed against their wishes. Jon and Kate would be exposed for the horrid parents they are. And remember the kids will periodically re-watch all the old Jon and Kate Plus 8 episodes reminding them what their parents said about respecting their wishes.

Remember either Leah or Alexis came home from pre-K and complained that she didn't like her classmates watching them on TV. And it was said that Mady complained also. So the kids may very well be the ones to say "No More Filming". And ha, ha there are eight of them. It's only going to take one or more of them to say no.

But if the kids don't mind being filmed again then TLC will look extremely bad. It will be proof that they only sued Jon for breach of contract so he would relent due to the huge financial litigation costs that they buried him under. TLC's motives will be known...We wanted those Gosselins kids again to make more millions off of. So what if we had to ruin their father to do it. TLC - a huge corporation with very high powered attorneys going against the father of the kids for filming rights. How lovely! The public was against the kids on TV after all the divorce crap happened. The public will NOT want to see those kids back on TV again. Only the loser sheeple who think they have the right to watch the kids grow up want the kids back on.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Well, you bloggers were so right on...
Radar reports that Jon will allow the kids to be filmed again if they will drop the law suit against him.
If the story is accurate, he truly deserves his Douchebag Dad title.

MomOf4InPA said...

Showbiz tonight reported that Jon might be willing to let the kids be filmed again, if TLC drops the lawsuit against him.

*sigh*

I hope it is no where near what the truth is, but these days, who knows. Those poor kids. If it is true, they don't have a parent who really cares about their well-being. What a horrible way to grow up, being used by both parents.

:(

chronicworld said...

Really, how many people are going to watch a show about a shrieking shrew sitting in a plastic chair watching eight children scream and hit each other, then eat some grapes and go to bed?
Surely the ratings will be so low the show won't last long.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Read your post, Can't See Sheep--
ewwwwwe (lol) good one! Thanks.

Gimme Gimme said...

I do not hate Kate, but...

I hate the fact that I used to watch the show and think:

JK were great parents that had unwittingly had 2 sets of multiples and had dedicated themseslves to giving them a wonderful childhood in spite of all the hard work it would take.

And that they had digressed and let the cameras in because they wanted to capture these wonderful moments on film but were too busy to do it themselves.

And that they had also done it for us because they knew people were curious about what it was like to raise 2 sets of multiples.

And that the kids were adorable and cute and went right straight to time out without talking back and that it was just inherent in them to do this.

And that they were told to say I'm sorry and give hugs when they were rude or struck one another, and they each were treated equally.

And that Kate wore her hair short because she did not have time to deal w/ it and that she wore sweats because she was so busy making the kids nutritious and organic meals, getting stains out, doing tons of laundry, clipping coupons and buying half a cow and making the annual soup from her grandmother's recipe.

And that Kate didn't know how to dress and Jon took her shopping and helped her pick out colorful clothes that were appropriate for a mother of 8.

And that Jon quit his job and worked his tail off to help her with the kids because she was always exhausted.

And that they took the kids on what trips they could so that they could have amazing life experiences and be well-rounded in spite of the fact that there so many of them.

And that movie night was real and the camera was just there to capture the good and the bad and what you saw was what you got.

And that JK would be together forever, because that is what they said and that they were doing it all for the kids.

And that we would all be able to watch these well-adjusted kids turn out to be productive adults who would have an opportunity to go to college and have a nest egg, when they set out on their own.

And that movie night was real.

barbee said...

Do we just automatically 'believe' Radar's claim that Jon is caving on the kids being filmed? It wouldn't be hard to believe as he needs $$$$$$$$, but Radar is just kind of hard to 'believe' on its own. Aren't we all just thrilled for another chance to see Kate make an ass of herself on The View! The last time she said there kicking her foot (until they seated her in the middle to get her jerky foot offscreen). She added nothing valuable or interesting to the conversations (IF you can call that shouting fest a conversation-and can't you just picture Kate screaming at all of them "one at a time, no yelling, listen to ME"! There's talk that this might be a photo op chance for her to promote her upcoming new show, but as co-host she doesn't get to talk about Kate does she? I thought that was an option only if she were a guest. What's mind boggling is that they feel she's a plus as a co-host but don't bring her on as a guest and give her a chance to do her pity me party dog and pony show. The question of the day STILL IS: WHO does KATE HAVE WHAT on at TLC that they are still promoting this talentless abrasive nobody? Lordy Bee, why isn't she confined to quarters at the Konpound like the kids have been?

2badsosad said...

I think it is deeply disturbing that a PARENT would utilize their own child/ren as the bargaining chip to avoid the negative consequences of their own actions. Not only does the 'bargaining' aspect make me completely and utterly sick, but the fact that said 'bargain' will result in future monetary benefit of a TV network and more than likely the other parent. Do these people not have a shred of personal conscience?? If any of what is being reported is true, and the Gosselin children have been reduced to nothing more than pawns in a self serving power struggle between parent(s) vs tv network GOD SAVE the Gosselin children. The exploitation of minor children SHOULD be a punishable crime NOT for entertainment purposes!

bluemoon said...

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...
Well, you bloggers were so right on...
Radar reports that Jon will allow the kids to be filmed again if they will drop the law suit against him.
If the story is accurate, he truly deserves his Douchebag Dad title.
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What about Kate?
She's the one who didn't want filming to stop...

House said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Hi, I don't know if this has been posted here, I'm sorry if it has been. It makes for an enlightening read.http://money.aol.com/smoney/general/canvas3/_a/what-your-reality-show-isnt-telling-you/20080117162409990002
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Excellent article. Thank you for posting.

I will give J and K a pass for the first couple of annual specials but why renew when they knew what it really involved?

Even a regular viewer with no industry experience like myself can tell that a peson's footage is edited to fit a certain character.
Eg Maddy and Cara the "bad/good twin" etc

Barbara in VA said...

If Jon, for any reason, lets those kids be put back on TV again, he will truly be one of the most spineless and testicularly-challenged men of our time. I, for one, held out hope for him. I realize that he is immature, but his love for his kids and the fact that he took on Kate and TLC made me stay right in his corner. I sincerely hope he doesn't fold.

Reading news said...

I hope everyone takes the time to go the link provided by Can't See Sheep and read that article. It is so revealing about what goes on behind the scenes of reality TV. I think they knew a "witch" when they first met Kate and molded her to the exact specifications they were looking for. In her case, that wouldn't have been difficult.

Thanks, Can't See Sheep, for the link which was an eye opener for me.

Jane in California said...

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Well, you bloggers were so right on...
Radar reports that Jon will allow the kids to be filmed again if they will drop the law suit against him.
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Do you think ROL is a legit news source, particularly with anything to do with the Gosselins? And most of us did not predict that Jon will allow filming again.

Seems odd that you are insinuating that us GWOPers as a group think Jon is ready to sell out his kids again.

When a real news source, not a paid shill for TLC, reports that Jon has given the green light to resume filming the kids -- then I'll consider it a possibility. ROL is not a news source.

Jane in California said...

stopthemadness said:
It would not kill me if she got some kind of gig on tv - I don't resent Hulk Hogan or the Duggars or even the ridiculous guy with the clocks around his neck - who cares if there are people stupid enough to pay Kate to do a show, it might be fun to watch and cap on her as we always have done here and if you don't want to watch, then don't. However, by the time TLC gets done trying to
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I agree with you. I have no issues with Kate getting her own show, co-hosting a show, etc. Yes, I will snark about her performance on any such show, because she really has no talent and it would amuse me to do so, but in actuality, I wish they'd get Kate on some show, any show, without the kids.

The truth is, TLC can make Kate an appealing person to a large enough audience. They've tried and twisted her and themselves like pretzels to do so, and each effort sinks like a lead balloon. She's not likable except to a small proportion of the viewing audience. Even if that small percentage of viewers happen to be rabid, errr, I mean rabid fans, that still isn't enough to get the advertising dollars they seek.

TLC and Kate have tried tearing down Jon, because he polled as much more likable than Kate. But even if you make Jon less likable that didn't do a think to make Kate MORE likable.

The more she paraded around in bikinis, stiletto heels, tight clothing, revealing tops, talked about the expensive jewelry she wanted, and the capper -- getting that ridiculous weave -- the less people liked her. 100 illiterate rabid fans are still only 100 illiterate rabid fans, even if the most rabid of them has a blog dedicated to stalking and photoshopping her family members with Kate.

Minka's Tail said...

It is a rare person, of very strong character, who can go back to being non-famous after being famous. And these two do not have strong characters, as we all know by now.

Their goal is to remain famous, period. I thought Jon wanted a private life, but the only career he tried to get was another reality show with Michael Lohan. I don't know why he claimed he wanted his show to end after season 4, but it wasn't because he wanted to get the kids off the air and get a normal job, we all know that by now.

If putting the children on television will preserve their parents fame, they will be on television. Period. I think it's a done deal. The best thing to happen will be if Kate does replace someone on the View, or get a talk show. The kids will still be raised by self-absorbed parents and a passel of nannies, but they won't be filmed.

I also agree that I don't believe there was ever a new show in the works. If one episode of Kate and the Pancakes was filmed, what happened to the other episodes?

I think it's a sure that Kate plus 8 will be back on by the summer. At least now they will get their trip to the Statue of Liberty. Maybe they will even get a special dispensation to climb the arm--only very special people can do that.

Get ready to do those recaps

Pa Mom Knows said...

"The public will NOT want to see those kids back on TV again."

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If the ratings were so low and continued to drop, what makes TLC think they could resume filming and still maintain viewship?

Laura T said...

2badsosad said...
I think it is deeply disturbing that a PARENT would utilize their own child/ren as the bargaining chip to avoid the negative consequences of their own actions.
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Are you referring to Jon?
Becuase I think it is deeply disturbing that Kate wanted to contiune filming never mind the obvious impact it was having on her kids...

pamom said...

New pics on Dlisted shows Kate's new hairstyle...I knew it wouldn't be long until she cut the mop.

Can't See Sheep said...

maggie said...

What if the kids don't want to be filmed anymore. Remember that Jon and Kate always said if the kids ever said they didn't want to be filmed then they wouldn't film them. Yes, they are young and their parents obviously could ignore their wishes. But at what cost. The kids go to school and mention to their classmates that they don't want to start filming again.
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I doubt kate would bother with what the kids thought, especially given the money she believes she will make. Yes, they could tell others, but kate would do what kate has always done, lie, lie & lie some more. TLC would help keep it all quiet as they believe they'd stand to make a lot of money too. It amazes me, all the so called responsible adults around these children & everyone's just doing what's best for their pocket book.

TLC doesn't seem to care if they look bad or not, so long as they're cashing in & I believe that's the only thing that will stop them is when they no longer make a buck off of these families. Don't look & hope to see humanity in that monster, it isn't there. They are The Learning Channel, but not in the way they think. I'm learning a great deal by watching all of this.

If they cared about what long term effects it had on the kids they they would have never started this show, or at least stopped it early on. It sounds very cold, but all those involved will only do what is best for their bank accounts. After seeing kate in action, I never believed she'd respect anyone's wishes & at the end of season 4 we saw that she certainly didn't seem like she'd be respecting Jon.

Yes, an upstanding parent could speak out if told by their kids, but how long until TLC sweeps them under the rug or buys them off. It's probably why TLC is making an example of Jon, so to say, see what happens when you mess with us. See what happens when you try to keep us from out little money makers. As far as bad news travelling it'll only travel around PA. Yes, some have come out & spoken about the Gosselins, but they continued filming anyway & would probably do so again.

I am always astounded that people continue to not take what happened to the Dionne quints as a warning. What, you think, you're slick enough to beat the system or something? That whole, well it won't happen to me attitude? Good luck there, that's a lot of naivety speaking.

I honestly can't see kate +8 ever making it. It would be a painful thing to watch IMO. The kids are badly behaved, hitting the awkward growth stages soon & then there's kate, stiff, stilted, unnatural, lack of empathy, narcissistic, entitled kate. A woman who can't be natural even with her own children. I mean if she can't be natural with them, she's screwed as far as interacting on anything more than a robotic, uncomfortable level with anyone else. It is painful to watch her around other people, she just can't connect & it's so disturbing & shrieks awkwardness with the shrill sound of someone scrapping their nails on a chalkboard.

pinkdiamond611 said...

The ratings might have been low, but they were probably higher than most of the other shows on TLC. The only two that I can think of that would have higher ratings is What Not To Wear, and Say Yes To The Dress. I can imagine that the kids ARE begging to be put back on TV. They don't go anywhere or get any new clothes unless it is FREE. I can hear Khate telling the kids, No vacations for the rest of your lives and it is all your father's fault. Personally, I think Mady would be a hoot, if she rated her Mom and Dad's dates. If they paid her for it, and kept with the child actor laws, I say "why not"? If the kids are going to be back on TV let at least get the protection for them.

gherkin said...

Well, Kate and TLC are back at it. Go to Radar and there are pics of Kate parading around with the big, burly hairdresser guy from What Not to Wear. Apparently they had dinner together at Butter in NYC. Can you say photo-op??

Yes, she is back in the city in her mini-skirt and open toe shoes with red nails. No coat and it is freezing. Strutting all around so she can get her picture taken.

She's on her way back into the limelight after lying low for a couple of months. Gag. She'll be on the View, a new book will come out and she'll be back with Kate Plus Eight. Hate to say it, but I'll be surprised if it doesn't happen.

Can't See Sheep said...

House said...
Even a regular viewer with no industry experience like myself can tell that a peson's footage is edited to fit a certain character.
Eg Maddy and Cara the "bad/good twin" etc
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Exactly, I don't get why you'd renew anything with anyone who was trying to make one of your daughters the bad twin, that would have broken my heart. It's so cruel to that dear little girl. What a way to make her feel alienated & alone & of course her mother's right there with TLC, whatever it takes to get that money. So who does she go to to feel loved & confide her feelings in? All the extended family is gone. I hope they do keep them off the air, we don't need one of the kids made into the pothead, alcoholic or crack addict when they hit their teenage years. You know it'd make for good drama, so they'd do it. Some serious legislation needs to be passed as this "reality show" beast shows no signs of going away & the few things that do restrict it are far too flimsy.

etownmom2 said...

I posted my experience with Baby Mama and she contacted me.I'm not a regular blogger but I did see the Baby Mama entries and I did post my experience with her. Does she always post such inaccurate information? She also accused me of trash talking her - I did NOT trash talk her- just described truthfully what happened and how she treated me. Everyone can look at the old post and judge for yourself. Trash talking implies untruth. I actually defended her right to say what she was saying ---something she doesn't allow others to do on her website if you have a different opinion from hers. She actually has threatened me with identifying me which is so irresponsible for someone that is a website owner. She called me nonChristian and accused me of hateful things. I have let it be known that I believe this show was child exploitation, I stand by that. I do not believe in children working at age 4! What is ironic is I never knew of your site until SHE told me about it in an email, is she obsessed with you guys? Have to pack for a flight but since I don't have a blog to defend myself or libel/slander others like she does -- BABY MAMA-- You can shame me all you want and try to identify me (which we will handle) I stand up for my convictions - 4 year olds being filmed and directed by others with multiple takes and long hours is child exploitation. I believe that putting pictures on the worldwide web of someone else's children is also exploitation as the children don't have a vote. I think it is good that Kate may have an opportunity to support the family and people can choose to watch or not watch but I firmly believe the children should be left out of it. Baby Mama can run an I love Kate website in lieu of time spent elsewhere -- that's her choice but she doesn't have a right to libel and slander others and everyone should be made aware of the depths she will go.

silimom said...

Someone on another site suggested that Jon should let TLC win their judgement and then go and file for bankruptcy.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I didn't think that judgements were covered under a bankruptcy filing - that is, if TLC is awarded say $500,000 in their case against Jon, Jon can't turn around and file for bankruptcy and get out of paying that judgement. But I know very little bankruptcy law, so someone please educate me.

Pony said...

How sad that her only friends aae bought and paid for by TLC - first the bodyguard and now the hairdresser.

Reading news said...

Okay, if those pics were taken last night in New York, you know the kids are either with dad or a nanny as she would never have been able to get home last night with the snowstorm we are having here in Berks County.

I guess while most moms are baking cookies and making hot chocolate for their kids when they come in from sleddding, Kate is busy enjoying sushi in NYC.

I would love to know why Kate's face is so sunken in recent pictures of her. She looks emaciated and the super straight hairdo seems to give her an almost Morticia look. I think her clothing is more suited for Hawaii than the bitter cold northeast.

So DONE with the KON said...

TLC, if you insist on making Kate a celeb, please get her to a stylist - ASAP!!! I try not to snark on Kate's appearance because, although I'm not a fan, I usually think she looks pretty good. But that outfit that she had on last night was an epic FAIL!!! I'd love to know what look she was going for, cause I just can't figure it out. Chick had on summer sandals in the dead of winter!!! She's trying to look like a celeb, but that get-up made her look like what she actually is: a suburban mom (not that there's anything wrong with that - I'm one, too!). And although her hair looks better than it did, it is only marginally better (IMO, it's straight out of the'80s). This Ted Gibson must not like her, 'cause I thought he had a pretty good rep as a hairdresser, but if Kate is any indication of how good he is supposed to be, then he is not as good as advertised. His work actually makes her original hairstyle look better!!! Of course, YMMV.

etownmom2 said...

Here is the original Baby Mama response post that I am referring to in my previous post. Because I posted this she now has jumped to the conclusion that the old neighborhood are the GWOPers and she posts it as if she just found out a Fox News Alert. The problem is - what she says on her blog is untrue --

Here is my original post:

I contacted Baby Mama personally when she slandered our neighborhood and had email exchanges with her. Since me and another family are the only direct neighbors and I know their position, I guess I am the neighbor she now knows personally.
I sent her an article from a minister in the neighborhood on how this family is exploiting the children (his position was that they weren't seeing what TLC and fame was doing to them and we need to pray for the whole family). That article was Walt Muellers which you can read attached to the site- Truth Breeds Hatred. I tried, like some of you are doing, to talk rationally and objectively -- SHE emailed me that I was a nasty neighbor and to not contact her site any longer.

There is just no way to candy coat child exploitation and I disagree with her assessment but she has, as she tried to deny me, the right to say it.


That's the whole post. I had actually just felt sorry for her until she did this to me. Anyway, she knows no one personally over here. I can't make sense of her actions but then again I don't idolize anyone -- although I did buy Bon Jovi tickets this morning!

daisyjune said...

She went to NYC as her home and kids are snowed in during the blizzard of 2010? Nice Kate, Nice.

And I never thought I would say this, but Octomom looks less trashy than her.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I tried, like some of you are doing, to talk rationally and objectively -- SHE emailed me that I was a nasty neighbor and to not contact her site any longer."

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Why even bother to try? There are some people who feed on arguments and refuse to see any other side. Why keep it going? It's a waste of time. No need to elevate your blood pressure. Ignoring works best, and it's what they hate.

Aren't you shoveling this afternoon?!!

etownmom2 said...

PA Mom -- thank you for your post - I feel so much better just from the words in your post. I WILL ignore her, you are correct and thank you for the rational advice, I wasn't seeing clearly. Snow? What snow? just kidding -- snow blower and husband -- I am a lucky lucky girl!

Brummygirl said...

@ Gimme Gimme:
It just shows how the spin doctors work!!! Wasn't everyone taken in at the beginning? It burns me when I know all this was planned by one selfish wicked mother.
No matter how they plan and wish this time, no one except the Sheeple are buying it!!

N.E. Psychologist said...

Pa Mom Knows said

If the ratings were so low and continued to drop, what makes TLC think they could resume filming and still maintain viewership?
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Clearly tlc has been trying to break Jon so they'll be able to film the kids again. IF Jon caves, tlc brings on Kate + 8 with major PROMOTION and FANFARE!. Episode 1 is a ratings HIT! The sheeple are in heaven.
But! The kids are older and starting to have opinions and personalities. Maddy and Cara have made it clear that they don't want to be filmed. If Kate can't start faking at being a good mother there will be alot MORE film on the cutting room floor.
The kids have very publicly started school. Imagine the outcry at the "perfect mom" as she pulls them out of school for ridiculous vacations in exotic locales (oh of course, it's a learning experience! say the sheeple).
At what point does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania finally step in? Ok, so now they film on non school days in the local vicinity. Wow, the show was so much more fun when they went to all those special (expensive) places. Kate's ice cream meldown at Disney! Who doesn't want to see that again? Kate losing it on a plane! But that's ok, she got to go to the SPA! But wait! Charm City Cakes isn't too far. We can warch Kate torture her "icky" boys by denying them cupcakes. Special guest stars that she can wack with her plastic spoon! (I doubt that Emeril will be back). Special trips on school vacations while hoi polloi are struggling. Watch the kids be kids and bicker. Watch Kate complain while being waited on hand and foot.
Ratings plummet. But that's ok, the Licentious channel has bought another family of multiples with their endless cash stream. Goodbye Kate. Good Luck with Your 8............

Is tlc's cash reserve endless? Why spend it on K8? I don't get it.

Brummygirl said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Hi, I don't know if this has been posted here, I'm sorry if it has been. It makes for an enlightening read.http://money.aol.com/smoney/general/canvas3/_a/what-your-reality-show-isnt-telling-you/20080117162409990002
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Well that was enlightening if not totally surprising in some aspects. Thank you for posting this.
According to the comments made it looks as though Jon will have a very slim chance in winning against T.L.C.
It just shows how money hungry the Gosselins were to sign up for this charade. Yes, it may sound good at first but did they realise that T.L.C. owned their souls after the signature? I believe Kate knew and did not care as long as the dollars were rolling in. Jon not so much as we know he is not that bright and would follow what Kate said at that point in their lives.
Well, as my mother used to say "You have made your bed and now you can lie on it!" It is just a pity that eight little souls were sold to the devil too!!

Brummygirl said...

etownmom2 said:
I would not waste my breath on that woman, you know that she will only see her point of view.
Don't let her phase you, she cannot trace you unless you have left intimate details on a blog.
What I wonder, is where she gets all her photos from? Not every one is out there on ROL.
She is obviously an illiterate person who tries to validate herself through the eyes of others. She is also dangerous to be so swept up in another person's life as she is with Kate. It reminds me of when one girl has a crush on another....creepy!!!!
Forget about her, she does not rate a thought in your head...go play snowballs!!! :)

Fox said...

dustlilies said (from a precious thread)

Dang! My cover is blown to hell!

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

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

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

2/04/2010 7:54 PM
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Dutlilies! I'm so glad that the X-files division is still at work. Since transfering to the S-Files division I have been tracking down a cult of s-people who worship a figure who fits your description They appear to be a group of self-absorbed adolescents with a penchant for blind hero worship and complete intolerance for anyone who disagrees with them. While most of them display the typical infatuation with bad fashion, preocupation with masculine attributes and blind hatred for the former husband, some of them actually appear to be quite rabid in their devotion. And what has become of our education system? These sheeple display a disturbing inability to spell!
Perhaps it would be in the publics' interest if we were to compare notes. Regards to Scully.

F.M.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"At what point does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania finally step in?"

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It doesn't, as long as there are work permits in place, and the child labor laws are followed. Minors are allowed to be filmed in PA. Minors are allowed to "work." I bet, though, if they go the second round with this, all permits will be obtained and the powers-that-be will be closely watching to make sure every law is followed.

stopthemadness said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
The ratings might have been low, but they were probably higher than most of the other shows on TLC. The only two that I can think of that would have higher ratings is What Not To Wear, and Say Yes To The Dress. I can imagine that the kids ARE begging to be put back on TV. They don't go anywhere or get any new clothes unless it is FREE. I can hear Khate telling the kids, No vacations for the rest of your lives and it is all your father's fault.
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I agree. There were 2 million people who would watch Kate even at the lowest and that's good enough for TLC, they don't care if you watch because you think she's a good mom or if you watch because you are cracking up at what a self obsessed ass she is, with such bad hair and no acting skills - or if you are offended and horrified. As long as they get ratings it's all good -given they get sponsors of one type or another.

Therein lies the rub. The Juicy Juice and Hershey's people, even Clorox and Swiffer and their ilk, want the good mom positioning so they can sell their wares to moms who consider Kate relatable and admirable. I am not sure those guys are going to want to advertise on Kate plus 8 given what is being said so often in the media about her and about children in reality tv - exploitation, abuse, Balloon boy etc. As the other poster' link at money.aol notes, the ad execs are now the producers. They will produce whatever sells ads. And conversely the ads will only be placed on her show if they see that show falling into their consuler demographic. If companies selling housewife / mom stuff like bleach and juice don't think Kate is a good role model or that show is not the place to advertise, they won't, and that means the show goes away. No matter how TLC wishes they could exploit Kate's notoriety that doesn't always turn into SPONSORs and the sponsors are what keeps the show going.
If Kate is an abusive beeyotch impressed with herself for no good reason, a lousy and uncaring mom - who is going to want their ad on that show? I think that's why TLC is trying so hard to discredit Jon and to try and make Kate look not just POPULAR but GOOD.
Not making much headway that I can see - but someone sponsored the Osbournes, someone sponsors the Rock of Love - not every family has to have nice parents or be squeaky clean or exhibit any kind of class. Someone will sponsor it, but who?

etownmom2 said...

for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless

Another note to me from Baby Mama, copy and pasted verbatim.

stopthemadness said...

So Kate's in NY walking around in peep toe pumps in freezing weather while her kids are snowed in, in Penna?
She won't be separated from her children for one single HOLIDAY (read photo opp) but if there's a chance of the electricity going out or the pipes bursting and school being cancelled,then the nanny can handle it.

I got separated from mine once by a flood - I was at work, they were at school and by the time I realized the water was high I could not get back to pick them up, or even to be at home with them that night - the anxiety was crazy-making; bad weather is nothing to mess around with. I guess maybe it's not her turn for custody. I hope that nanny is really well paid and committed. If she decided the heck with this beeyotch, I'm going home to my OWN family, what then? This huge change in Kate from a person who couldn't bear to be seaparated from her babies to this person she is now, I don't get. I don't get the priorities and how those change. Because they were babies before and now they've five? "Hey - pull up your socks, guys, you had five relatively good years."

stopthemadness said...

I doubt that ROL has any information that is accurate given that they seem to be paid by Kate's team.
However if it is true that Jon is caving in to TLC to get them to pay him and drop the lawsuit, aside from showing what DB's they ALL are, it's interesting in that it would seem to render any talk of Kate's "next project" irrelevant. So they would appear to have gotten the message that she has no talent
to do anything else, the kids were ALWAYS the draw, and the only vehicle for her is the same show she's always done. The TLC cash cow.

Then she'll flop at that because her running around with 8 kids just isn't that interesting any more and she sure isnt the person she was who we found relatable and sympathetic. She's a phony and a camera hog and everyone knows her show, from even before the marital vow renewal, was a huge fake and she's just this person who wants to eke out her 15 minutes and get her hand out for anything she can.

N.E. Psychologist said...

etownmom2 - I agree with Pa Mom and Brummygirl. Don't let BM get to you. However, if she continues you might be able to make a case for harassment and/or cyberbullying (?)
On a practical level, most e mail services have a way to direct e mails from specifc people directly into the spam/junk box. You could change your e mail name or add a new mailbox with a new name and just notify your friends of your new one (yes it's a pain but I've done it twice when I changed providers). If for some reason you cannot disable your previous e mail name, then after a reasonable period (a week or 2) after notifying your friends, assume that anything going to you original name is junk and delete it sight unseen.

I cannot ethically diagnose someone I've never evaluated, but I believe she merits an evaluation a diagnosis and treatment. As does K8,

TLC claims another victim :( said...

Hope this isn't too off-topic, but TMZ posted today that the "American Chopper" show is officially over.

Yet another family destroyed by reality TV- Dad and Paul Jr. are suing each other.

Reality TV has already done it's damage to the Gosselin family, but for the right price and contingencies Jon might allow the damage to resume. Sick, sick, sick, sick.

jasmine said...

It was freezing in NY last night and Kate was out with her TLC hairdresser like she was dressed for a late Spring evening. Apparently the TLC crew dressed her up like a hooker Barbie doll that chews gum and took her out for a free meal. Her eyes look like she's on medication and the open mouth gum display was strange.

Reading news said...

etownmom2 said...
for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless

Another note to me from Baby Mama, copy and pasted verbatim.
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I would save every note that she has sent you and document everything. She is obviously very disturbed and at some time you might have to get the police involved if her threats continue.

New England Sensibilities said...

I just took a gander at Khate in NY. It made me laugh. Everyone else in the photo is dressed for winter with heavy coats and scarfs, but not "I want attention all the time" Khate. I don't believe that she is even wearing stockings or nylons!! Last night it was in the teens where I live on the east coast.

She looks like a total loser. Walking around with weather inappropriate clothing with a wad of gum protruding from her mouth. Ah yuh, real role model there. I can see now why so many sheeple admire her......NOT.

The Kids Aren't Puppets said...

2badsosad said...
I think it is deeply disturbing that a PARENT would utilize their own child/ren as the bargaining chip to avoid the negative consequences of their own actions. Not only does the 'bargaining' aspect make me completely and utterly sick, but the fact that said 'bargain' will result in future monetary benefit of a TV network and more than likely the other parent. Do these people not have a shred of personal conscience?? If any of what is being reported is true, and the Gosselin children have been reduced to nothing more than pawns in a self serving power struggle between parent(s) vs tv network GOD SAVE the Gosselin children. The exploitation of minor children SHOULD be a punishable crime NOT for entertainment purposes!
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You are totally on the mark!

The children are being USED and the world just watches. It's pathetic. This is not a spectator sport; it has long ceased to be entertainment (and never should have been...I am guilty, myself, for being sucked in when the TV show was in its early stages).

And it's not that so many don't care. It's being powerless, so far, to change it. We're right back to the beginnings of this blog. What can be done to protect children being told to perform on reality TV shows by the very adults they look to FOR protection and the right decisions on their minor behalf? Why don't laws apply to these children, yet they apparently do for child ACTORS? What's the difference? (Oh, the Gosselins kids aren't "acting," not being prompted, not being staged. Right.)

I will worry terribly if eight children (are manipulated to?) mechanically recite, "Yes, we wanted to be back on TV." Why? Because I reluctantly lost my trust in the Gosselin parents over this past couple of years, foolishly giving benefit of doubt with a nod to not being exposed to the whole picture (what goes on behind the scenes). Well, in the end, I've still seen enough to know they can never regain my trust as an observer/viewer.

Attorneys have stepped in, public comment is loud, relatives may have tried to intervene...but it seems eight Gosselins are trapped to the age of 18 when they can finally break free of their bonds. We failed them. As adults, when they cry, "why weren't you there for me?" what will be the answer? I can't come up with anything good enough and it makes me feel awful. If they retort with, "Excuses, excuses!!" they're right on target. It will take those kids a lifetime to forgive and I won't blame them one bit.

pressured cooker said...

etownmom2 said...
for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless

Another note to me from Baby Mama, copy and pasted verbatim.
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Holy cow! You might want to consider hiring your own boobyguard. This woman is more than a little scary.

Brummygirl said...

@ The Kids Aren't Puppets:

I think that is why we are all still here long after the children were pulled from filming. We knew that it was not the end for them and yes, we are helpless unless someone with clout goes out on a limb for them.
I too do not understand how they have slipped under the radar (other than radaronline who we know are hacks). Any other family would have been scrutinized by authorities before now. What is it that makes people believe in Kate? It is obvious the glaring mistakes she has made as a mother.
She is such a laughing stock to the majority of people yet she is still shoved in our faces and nothing is being done about the children.
I could care less is she becomes a sheeple herder, but leave the kids out of it.
If any of Kate or Jon's family read this blog, please step up and do the right thing before your own flesh and blood are thrown on the heap of lost starlets. How can you sit back and allow this?

GoPoshGo said...

Pa Mom Knows said...
"At what point does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania finally step in?"

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It doesn't, as long as there are work permits in place, and the child labor laws are followed.

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It's strange to me how this issue seems to continue to fly below the radar. I know we've discussed it ad nauseum, but I can't understand how TLC has dodged this bullet for so long. From what I gather, TLC did not have the proper work permits for the kids (their argument being that the show was a documentary, so the kids weren't actually working). We've all seen and heard evidence to the contrary: that the kids were fed lines, had to do multiple takes, etc. etc. -- essentially, they WERE working (and apparently not being compensated directly for their work). So, I'm wondering why TLC isn't being taken to task for basically violating PA child labor laws.

Sure, if Jon caves (although I take everything posted on ROL with the proverbial grain of salt), and Kate gets to resume filming with the kids, I'm quite certain TLC will be much more careful about acquiring permits, adhereing to child labor laws, etc.

But, what about all that has already transpired, and the laws that have already been broken? Why is this not a bigger issue????

I just don't get it.

MakeItStopPuhLEEze! said...

I THOUGHT THEY had FINALLY gone AWAAAAY!!!!!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless"

That's a threat. Save it. don't respond. I would ignore it and see if it continues. If it gets worse, or a specific action is threatened, take it to the E-Town police. You know who sent it. I'm not sure she's smart enough to know that charges can be brought for threats made via the internet.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Canadian Mom - just sending good wishes.

Fromafar said...

I am new to making a comment after reading the site for a long time. One thing that has interested me lately is the number of fascinating people Barbara Walters had on last year's show and the prime time interviews she has had on since eg. Lady Gaga, Jenny Sanford. Could the visit to The View be a precursor to a primetime/2020 special about Kate? Maybe it is a publicity vehicle for Kate's supposed book someone mentioned. Just a thought and I may be wrong.

Tami said...

Maybe idiot Kate will announce on The View that the kids are going to be filmed again.

sillyrabbit said...

I find it interesting that Kate Gosselin just not too long ago cried poor on national tv claiming she had a stack full of bills in her purse that she could not pay. But yet, has such a sense of self entitlement that a 'day out on the town' includes the services of a personal make up artist and hair dresser. Question is, where is Stevie Boy? It appears Kate's body gaurd has been replaced with the presence of a 'round the clock hair dresser to tame those $7000 designer locks of hers.

Aunt Chris said...

This relationship with the hairdresser won't last. He's got his own purse to carry and she'd have to haul her own.

Miranda said...

As we watch, frustrated and helpless, these innocent children are losing their childhoods. Mark my words, there are many, many writers and publishers eagerly waiting for the twins to turn 18 so they can sign them to write a blockbuster tell-all.

Tragically, by that time, Kate will have long since squandered all their(ir)hard-earned money, they'll be estranged from her, (and possibly Jon as well) and one or both of the girls will follow the example their "mother" set for them all their lives: "Forget family, forget religion, forget vows, forget dignity, forget truth, honor and integrity; money is the only thing that matters."

Lee said...

sillimom said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but I didn't think that judgements were covered under a bankruptcy filing - that is, if TLC is awarded say $500,000 in their case against Jon, Jon can't turn around and file for bankruptcy and get out of paying that judgement. But I know very little bankruptcy law, so someone please educate me.

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Anybody can sue anybody. Winning a lawsuit does not mean you can collect, though, and yes, Jon could declare bankruptcy if he can't pay the judgment; that's what it's for, to allow people to get out from under debts they have no hope of paying. A bankruptcy court would/could determine if Jon had to pay part or any of such a judgment.

The TLC-Jon dance is all manipulation, gamesmanship, and bargaining. TLC is surely aware that they will collect nothing if they win a suit against Jon. Those two have no real assets. TLC is also aware that both J and K are immature idiots who can't (in one case), and don't want to (in the other), get off the fame train.

Suing Jon is one way to give him an "out", as in "I had to cave, they sued me".

Bankruptcy is no picnic, but it sure would be worth it if it protected your kids from exploitation. Of course, then you'd need a job to climb back up out of the hole. Which, if you were responsible parents, you would have had in the first place.

And by "first place", I do mean BEFORE making more kids than you can support without exploiting them.

lukebandit said...

i went to dlisted and the comments about kate and her hair and clothes were horrendous. if i got older, say i was a tup, and grew up to be a (teenager) and read those things about my mother, i would be so distraught and crazy with tears. how she could put those kids back on camera and not think nothing of it. but, i really believe that steves arm and hand got in the picture. you can see a blue jacket sleeve and a pasty white hand. it really looks like steve. the picture is on dlisted, just a warning, they have alot of bad language on the commentaries and posts. maybe you could google kate and ted at butter and get the pics without having to go to dlisted.
if morgan christies family is so wealthy why don't they help jon fight TLC? at least help him get a lawyer. jon has got about 8 more weeks of threatened quiet by TLC and i can't wait for him to talk. please, jon be strong. don't cave in to TLC and let them film your kids. you are on the 15 yd. line, 20 seconds to go for the win, 4th and 3 and you have to punt the ball, FAKE FAKE FAKE have the ball holder jump up and pass the ball to your tight end and have your best blockers block for him and let him score and win the game. FAKE them out jon. don't let them whoo you with money. also alot of the comments about kate her clothes selection and about how cold it was and how convenient it was for her to go to NYC and while PA is having Blizzard 2010! oh, she was caught getting into a taxi, not a livery car! ohhhhh! slumming, kate?
i guess she just takes off when there is something at the mcmansion that has to be dealt with, she lets the nanny handle it. oh, yeah, they had on there in the heading, kate at Butter, eating sushi and mentioned the kids, let them eat mcdonalds!
she is so so cruel.

cantsleep said...

Aunt Chris said...

This relationship with the hairdresser won't last. He's got his own purse to carry and she'd have to haul her own.

LMAO! Ahh, Thanks. It's almost 3am in the morning and I cannot sleep, reading the board to make my eyes sleepy. But, after LoLing and waking the dog with my belly laugh over this, I doubt sleep is coming soon. Thanks for the laugh anyway. :)

Laura T said...

Lee said...
Of course, then you'd need a job to climb back up out of the hole. Which, if you were responsible parents, you would have had in the first place. And by "first place", I do mean BEFORE making more kids than you can support without exploiting them.
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Well said!
Kate who was a guest as someone who did multiples the right way on the Dr Phil show (on octomom) claims they were prepared to accept up to quads.

This contradicts their opening line of "just one more" and having to get help for heat bills etc

JaxMom said...

So TMZ is reporting that Jon has to cave--'cause he has no money to fight the corporate monster. I predict 8 little Gosselins will start filming again soon. So sad. :(

http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/07/jon-gosselin-too-broke-to-fight-tlc/

"Jon Gosselin doesn't have enough dough to fight TLC over the breach of contract lawsuit the network filed against him ... sources close to the case tell TMZ.


Our sources say Jon is now looking for a way to settle the suit due to his lack of funds to fight it -- especially after TLC won an injunction prohibiting Jon from violating the non-compete clause in his contract ... which means he can't make money by appearing on other shows.

We're told the only way the network will agree to settle is if Gosselin agrees to abide by the terms of his contract -- no exceptions.

We've yet to hear back from Jon's people.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/07/jon-gosselin-too-broke-to-fight-tlc/#ixzz0erY6ENJp

etownmom2 said...

Thank you everyone. I appreciate the advice and we have and will be taking it. The snow is beautiful -on a totally different note, I watched I Love Lucy Marathon last night on Hallmark -- Do these episodes ever get old? In an age where Reality TV is the norm, these shows just accent the real talent of entertainers. I must have seen vitavegamin 100 times (episode where she gets drunk on cough syrup) and I laugh out loud ever time!

Brummygirl said...

I am hoping that Whoopie will squash Kate if she starts on the pity fest on the View, because we know whatever the guest is asked, it will eventually be brought around to Kate.
Of course, the other scenario could be she is struck dumb being unable to carry a conversation. If she even hesitates a little or touches her ear, we know she is plugged in again.
I can just hear BabaWaba now in her plum in the mouth dulcet tones

"Today we welcome our famous single mother of eight, Kate Gosselin. How are you coping Kate, it has been a difficult year for you?

Before Kate can begin her diatribe, Whoopie gets in quickly
"Not as difficult as it has been for us hearing about it!!
Today's guest is.............."

I would like to bet that two faced Joy will say once again, she has to earn some money to keep her children.

Canadian Mom said...

Thanx NE Psychologist. I must admit that pharmaceuticals give watching the Gosselins implode a whole new meaning...

*disclaimer: Not recommended for the healthy ;)

Susan said...

Call me a cynic, but I think that Jon's concern over the work-induced stress for the children will go out the window when TLC squeezes him hard enough to make him think that he might actually have to go out and get a J - O - B.

I used to think there was a spark of chutzpah in Yawn but now I have to think he really is the materialistic slacker he appears to be.

Gimme Gimme said...

One can only hope that Jon has enough sense to hire a good writer to help him with his own book. That is the only hope for him now, because I read where TLC said Jon would never work for them again even if there was talk of filming the kids again.

It is good I guess because if he went into court with Heller, he would be sure to lose and Heller is probably on him about now for a ton of money. Such a bad choice for an attorney. He got so screwed on the divorce. He worked his butt off for 10 years with that woman and apparenty walked away with nothing. I am sure Heller came straight out of pillow talk w/ Skailey. He was set up before he could even get his things out the garage door.

At least he has someone now who seems to be out of the loop and might actually care for him and is intelligent enough to help him get his book deal.

I am not giving up on him yet. Look at what he has been through. I have been watching some of the reruns early in the morning, and they even more painful to watch now that the truth has come out. She treated him like dirt literally.

Laura T said...

JaxMom said...
So TMZ is reporting that Jon has to cave--'cause he has no money to fight the corporate monster. I predict 8 little Gosselins will start filming again soon. So sad. :(
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This is so wrong..Let us film your kids or else....

If Kate said no to filming too, TLC would leave Jon alone.

Jon is going to look like the bad guy, and Kate is the one who WANTS the filming

Mary said...

good let these kids back on tv. Jon was always there to do the work while Kate sat and watched. who is going to do the work now. How long will people watch as kate hands out a few grapes, and other small servings. I have never seem her cook a regular meal. Have they ever had a roast beef, Ham chicken dinner. I can see Kate trying to cook on a grill. Kids are bigger now how much editing wilol tlc have to do when kids speak up. Whats going to happen when Maddy & Cara refuse to be filmed. Will TLC sue them???? How long before the tubs started to refuse or act out. Lets have Kate and 8 back it will be just what we want the kids will bring down Kate and TLC. Kids talk they will tell If Mommy hits them with magic spoon or does not feed them enought. Its only going to get worse for Kate... I telling you the kids will bring her down


Mary

Canadian Mom said...

Lets have Kate and 8 back it will be just what we want the kids will bring down Kate and TLC. Kids talk they will tell If Mommy hits them with magic spoon or does not feed them enought. Its only going to get worse for Kate... I telling you the kids will bring her down


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Oh Mary, preach it sistah!

N.E. Psychologist said...

came across this on google.

http://www.butlerreport.com/Opinion/BREd_RealityKids.html

Tamara said...

Life Style mag has two pages on "Absentee dad Jon Gosselin, What he's missing out on". Obviously, they don't get the idea of CUSTODY AGREEMENT! Says he can see his kids once a week, and that when he is there (not that he has missed a single time) he goes out partying at night. When the kids are asleep.

Of course Khate's bff Jamie Ayers says "She get's up at the crack of dawn. Then she gets the kids up an gives them breakfast. She tries to run errands while the kids are at school. After that, she works on dinner. When she's home, she just wants to be with her kids." So I guess Jamie is still getting paid by TLC, and so is Life&Style. Another still on the pay list? Stephanie Sontoro. She says "When Kate's home, there usually isn't an overnight nanny. But there's almost always an overnight nanny when Jon is home because he usually goes out late." Isn't this the same woman that Kate objected to being there when Jon was? And whom hasn't worked for them (though still works for TLC) for months if not longer??

Tamara said...

maggie said: "What if the kids don't want to be filmed anymore. Remember that Jon and Kate always said if the kids ever said they didn't want to be filmed then they wouldn't film them."

I really doubt either parent, especially Khate, would listen, or care. She would just over ride it in the press as "I'm their mother, I know what's best for them."

I wouldn't be surprised to see them, at least the tups, pulled out of school for homeschooling if they got a contract from TLC for 3 years. TLC might also think that would help bring in the religious whom homeschool their children. And, poof, more reasons from trips: educational.

TPoV said...

Just watched season 5 dvd...on the sextuplets 1st day of kindergarden ep. they cut out the paparazzi footage...wonder why...

Brummygirl said...

I am wondering if Jon knows just how many people want him to stay strong. How can he know this when all he gets is a slap in the face and Kate receives accolades from the press. He must be feeling very pressured at the moment but he has earned this by not behaving smartly.
Let us hope that he does not give up not only for the sake of the children, but also not giving Kate the last laugh. If this happens, she will be unstoppable we will never be rid of her.
She is insidious, this woman has no conscience, no heart, no accountability and definitely no talent, but confrontation sells media more than "June Cleaver at home". T.L.C. knew what they were doing when they saw Kate, they knew they could mould her into what they wanted. T.L.C.'s Stepford Wife!!

Jenny said...

I'm just sick over the possibility of Jon caving ...although if he's been brought to his financial knees by TLC and isn't allowed to earn money, I'm not sure what his other choice would be to get their foot off his neck.

So many thoughts about this entire train wreck of a situation...but for now, I'm wondering if Jon would even get paid if the kids are allowed to continue being filmed. I know before this all happened, even though they were divorcing, he still received a check from TLC...his portion of salary for the show...but now if the show is just going to be with Kate and the kids, would he even be eligible for a paycheck from them or not? I just don't know that Jon currently has any leverage at all...maybe it's down to "Ok, ok, drop the lawsuit and you can film the kids." Not, "Ok, ok, drop the lawsuit and agree to pay me and you can film the kids."

I was just wondering...but I'm with you guys and agree that it's just such a sad situation that could have been completely avoided if the parents had just both agreed to stop the filming and go forward with their lives of living in a beautiful, new home and having a ton of money in the bank. It could have been such a beautiful ending to this saga with them maybe coming back a couple times a year to give us all updates. As it is, there's been divorce, romantic entanglements, lawsuits and a lot of manipulation.

Tami said...

The ridiculous irony is that people are saying Jon is the bad guy for saying film the kids if you drop the lawsuit (if that even really happened!) and HE will be blamed for using the kids? When it is TLC and Hate that are going to be the ones living off them? SHE Is the one who will be filmed with them, THEY are the ones who will do the filming. Why are they considered innocent by sheeple yet Jon is a bad parent? He is no worse than the good for nothing "mother" who refuses to do anything other than exloit them and make her living off idiotic reality tv shows. If they drop the lawsuit to film the kids I hope they look so dirty and guilty that it backfires on them.

jibberjabbers said...

Tamara said...

Life Style mag has two pages on "Absentee dad Jon Gosselin, What he's missing out on". Obviously, they don't get the idea of CUSTODY AGREEMENT! Says he can see his kids once a week, and that when he is there (not that he has missed a single time) he goes out partying at night. When the kids are asleep.

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Life and Style mag was clearly LYING. The pics they used in those shots were taking when Jon was WITH the kids.

Life and Style failed to show the other pics. LOL

Magazine Scan and missing Jon photos

More pics of shots taken the same day

silimom said...

Was just reading the Z on TV blog to catch up on their comments about Jon and I had the following thoughts:

Jon could go on the offensive. First, he'd have to move back to Pennsylvania and live with family so he could be a) be seen not spending money he claims he doesn't have and b) show that even when it's not his custody time, he's in the area for his children.

Second, he could align himself with child labor advocacy groups (A Minor Consideration, for example). He could appear at any fundraisers they may have, or he could go speak with various lawmakers about putting laws on the books to protect reality children. Since it's not a media appearance, it's not in violation of the judges order. And since whomever he speaks is to is not bound by the judges gag ruling, they could share that he is trying to put his money where his mouth is.

Third, let TLC sue him. Let the court find him in violation. Again, it's a moral victory on his part that he could parlay into book deals and media appearances once his contract is over in I believe it was April? This will be after he files bankruptcy, of course, which he won't have any choice but to do given his poor choices.

I think if he did those things, he'd potentially have a new career as a children's advocate and would garner the respect of the public. See that's I think what I find so irritating about him - unlike Kate, he really seems to have potential if he'd just flippin' apply himself. It's not rocket science, after all.

granyoftwo said...

etownmom2 said...
for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless

Another note to me from Baby Mama, copy and pasted

this would be hilarious if not for the fact that this woman is a looney with a capital CRAZY...why would she think you would be scared to get a note from her to your house...oohhh, I'm shaking now!!!!

Damage Control said...

Blogger Tamara said...

Life Style mag has two pages on "Absentee dad Jon Gosselin, What he's missing out on". Obviously, they don't get the idea of CUSTODY AGREEMENT! Says he can see his kids once a week, and that when he is there (not that he has missed a single time) he goes out partying at night. When the kids are asleep.

Of course Khate's bff Jamie Ayers says "She get's up at the crack of dawn. Then she gets the kids up an gives them breakfast. She tries to run errands while the kids are at school. After that, she works on dinner. When she's home, she just wants to be with her kids." So I guess Jamie is still getting paid by TLC, and so is Life&Style. Another still on the pay list? Stephanie Sontoro. She says "When Kate's home, there usually isn't an overnight nanny. But there's almost always an overnight nanny when Jon is home because he usually goes out late." Isn't this the same woman that Kate objected to being there when Jon was? And whom hasn't worked for them (though still works for TLC) for months if not longer??

2/07/2010 7:50 PM
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What Life & Style failed to do with the picture of the kids playing in the yard on 1/16/10, is show that Jon WAS in the yard with the kids that day!!
http://www.gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=14

http://www.gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=15

As far as Skankwhoro being quoted about the goings on inside the orphanage. Yeah. No frame job of Jon going on there, right?

When in the heck will this sham be exposed?

chillywilly said...

Of course Khate's bff Jamie Ayers says "She get's up at the crack of dawn. Then she gets the kids up an gives them breakfast. She tries to run errands while the kids are at school. After that, she works on dinner. When she's home, she just wants to be with her kids.

Why would any of the above even be article worthy? Are readers to believe that Kate is in some way 'special' or going above and beyond her call of duty because she gets up at the crack of dawn, makes breakfast, runs errands and prepares dinner? Get with the program! Parents do the above , and so much more, ie work a full time job, volunteer, sports, school functions, the list goes on, EVERY SINGLE DAY, day in and day out, month after month, year after year. Millions upon millions of mothers world wide have been there done that and bought the T shirt.

Gimme Gimme said...

The last I heard she got up at the crack of dawn to work out so she can try and get a sexy body, a must have all busy moms.

Sorry napbuddy and Skanktoro but mommie dearest does not get a ribbon for doing mommy duty.

She signed up for that when she laid down her first chunk of change to the fertility doctor and then lied about it to the world...that she wanted just "one more." Yeah, okay, of course, whatever, and we are also to believe that at the same time you were digging in the sofa for change to pay the mortgage.

When did MD go from calling the cops because Skanktoro was at the house fooling around with Jon while the kids were "sleeping" to allowing her to be a spokesperson for her, a dear friend? What mom would do that?

Military Mom said...

Wait, wait, wait....I have to fit all that in during my lunch hour. You see, I work full time and my husband is deployed. I have to be there for the kids each and every night and on weekends and get them to whatever extra activities they are involved with. I don't have the luxury of a notananny to watch the kids. I have to depend on after school day care. I take the kids on weekend errands becasue I want time with them and not for a photo op!

pressured cooker said...

why would she think you would be scared to get a note from her to your house...oohhh, I'm shaking now!!!!
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I would be plenty scared if this woman knew where I lived, she is Crazy, with a capital C!

Elvira said...

Jon buried by the network:
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/02/exclusive-jon-gosselin-deposed-tlc

jibberjabbers said...

Ok, so recent news indicates that Jon has allowed TLC to continue filming the kids? WTH? He couldn't wait til April when his contract with TLC expired?

I hope TLC doesn't continue filming the kids and go forward with Kate's show.

So Kate will be on the view to announce that Kate Plus 8 will continue?

I hope the kids refuses and acts out during filming. But Kate may be pissed and become abusive.

real life said...

jibberjabbers said...
I hope the kids refuses and acts out during filming.
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I really wonder if the tups will want to be back on tv. They have started school and Im sure have made friends.

I doubt they will want their friends will see their "back stage" on tv.

Momof2 said...

etownmom2...

Save all the correspondence and threats from BabyMama...Google does NOT take this lightly and she is in violation of their TOU's and they will shut her down FAST. Her blog and all her accounts will no longer be accessible as they frown on cyber-harassment and stalking...and she is using their services to do so.

Lisa said...

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20342494,00.html

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Well, here's the new book. Why would you publish the letters you have written to your children? Shouldn't that be private? And what "sacrifices" has she made for them? They are the ones that have made all the sacrifices. Sacrificed their privacy, their childhoods, their security, all so that their parents could live big and not work real jobs!! She'll do anything for a buck, won't she??

Fufuss said...

I lurk a lot...only jumping in when I can't stand it anymore! And I can't!!!

Just cruising around & I saw a piece that said Khate is to release a new personal book on April 13th. Ya gotta love the title of this one. It's title is reported to be:
"I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love,Faith,&Family".

Yes...yes! Those are definitely things that she is an expert on. who is she kidding?

Maybe she'll be promoting the book when she's on The View? Heaven help us!!--Go away, Khate!!

silimom said...

You know, with all the negative press that this situation has engendered, even if Jon and TLC settle (which as someone pointed out his lawyer said would be likely at the very beginning of the whole mess) TLC can't put the kids back on the air without admitting or having it seem that was the reason for their lawsuit. Jon may be willing to let them film the kids, but I don't think that TLC will do that:

I think TLC wants this whole family to disappear and they're doing it in the best way possible for them.

1) They sue Jon. He doesn't have the resources to fight this. He settles with them, agreeing not to do any media appearances until the end of his contract this year (unless the fools signed a 3-5 year contract, in which case he can't do any media for that period of time). They also tell him they're not paying him for the remainder of his contract as part of the deal, in lieu of collecting money for the appearances he already made.

TLC -1, Gosselins - 0

2) Kate asks them when the kids are going to start filming again but TLC tells her they don't want to do that and look like they really were just trying to get the kids back on tv so they're going to stick with their original plan and continue developing a show solely for her. Kate is placated and goes back into her narcissistic dream world.

TLC lets her contract expire and then tells her that they just can't find the right vehicle her, so sorry. Kate has no show and TLC is done with the Gosselins.

TLC 2, Gosselins 0

The Gosselin children meanwhile are damaged for the rest of their lives.

TLC 3, Gosselins 0

Loon Watcher said...

etownmom2 said...
"for someone who claims to be a Chrisitan [sic] woman you are far from it. Take your posts off GWOP or you will get a note personally to your house on my behalf...test me..ohh and God bless

Another note to me from Baby Mama, copy and pasted"

Sounds like this woman has never read the New Testament or the U.S. Constitution. (I guess they're missing from the library at the insane asylum.)

She's a complete nut, and I agree with those who have suggested you document her threats and, if they escalate, get the authorities involved -- not only for your own safety, but for the safety of the baby who's obviously stuck with a defective Mama.

Can't See Sheep said...

Elvira said...

Jon buried by the network:
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/02/exclusive-jon-gosselin-deposed-tlc
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Oh good heaves, more unnamed sources, what a surprise. Something we seem to be able to count on as a staple from radar. It seems the only ones that believe them anymore are the sheeple & other tabloids.

Huh said...

This is crazy:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/35301338/ns/today-today_entertainment/

Kate Gosselin to release personal new book
‘I Just Want You to Know’ will feature prayers, journal excerpts and letters

She already wrote two New York Times bestsellers and, soon, Kate Gosselin could have a third on her hands.

The reality star is scheduled to release “I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family” on April 13. The personal book will feature prayers, excerpts from her journal and eight individual letters addressed to each one of her children.

"Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised," Gosselin says in a statement. "I know they will have a lot of questions about things that may not make sense because they were raised so unconventionally. I don’t want them to grow up and wonder; I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

In addition to the book, Gosselin is in production on a new television show for TLC. Her previous nonfiction works include “Multiple Blessings” and “Eight Little Faces.”

Rosemarie said...

Anyone see Kate's new book?

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20342494,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+people%2Fheadlines+%28PEOPLE.com%3A+Top+Headlines%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Canadian Mom said...

Can't you see Kate standing at the top of the stairs in her *mansion* screaming down at her kids...

"Would you little brats SHUT UP already??!! I'm trying to write you a LOVE letter!!!"

PJ's momma said...

A book coming out? GROAN........more privacy invasion for the kids. Nothing is sacred.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20342494,00.html
However, I must ask. Who is that matronly, covered up, ballet-slipper wearing woman on the cover? She looks like many of the other Christian "writers" I am familiar with. Actually, what I SHOULD ask is: Zondervan, what are you thinking??

Virginia Mom said...

The MSNBC article got me googling. So check out these new photos of Kate.

Photo #1 says: "Yes, I DO know you, Mr. Paparazzo! Thanks for coming as I asked."

Photo #4 -- quotation marks between the eyes have now become full-blown crevices. What the heck? Is this from cosmetic surgery/botox, etc.?

Brummygirl said...

Now I have heard everything!! This is on ROL about Kate's book and supposedly this is what she says.
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And now, RadarOnline.com has learned that Kate is also set to release a new book on April 13th, titled I Just Want You To Know: Letters To My Kids On Love, Faith And Family.

The book will feature prayers, excerpts from her personal journal and eight individual letters to each one of her children.

Kate Gosselin Hits New York

"Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised," Gosselin says in a statement. "I know they will have a lot of questions about things that may not make sense because they were raised so unconventionally. I don’t want them to grow up and wonder; I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."
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Of course they were raised unconventially. Is she kidding? How can she explain away all the harm done to those children. They are six now just wait until they are sixteen and work it out for themselves just how they have been the sacrificial lambs for a fame crazy mother.
No love fest can make up for this Kate. Just more lies, but this time in print instead of on film.
She thoroughly disgusts me.
The title is the first lie:
LOVE (she does not know what true enduring love is)
FAITH (she misused that a long while ago)
FAMILY (what family? You have thrown your own children to the wolves and your own parents and siblings out to the kerb!)

chronicworld said...

"I Just Want You To Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family".

Kate's new book, available at bookstores near you April 13th, according to Radaronline. Just cuz she wants her kids to know how much she loves them even if she did have to make so many sacrifices for them.
I'm going to go put my fist through a wall . . .

Brummygirl said...

I still want to hear this out of Jon`s mouth that he had caved in. So far this is ROL and we know what they are like.
If those children are filmed along with Kate, I can only hope that the majority viewing public will be so turned off by the antics of both parents in the last few months, that the show will flop.
B.M. and her crazy band of followers cannot make enough ratings to matter.
Whilst on the subject of B.M., by e-mailing one of our posters and threatening to deposit mail on their property, she has just become a stalker. The woman is obviously deranged.

marie said...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/02/08/kate-gosselin-new-book/

GIVE ME A BREAK SHE JUST WANTS MONEY IF SHE WANTS HER KIDS TO KNOW SHE LOVES THEM SPEND TIME WITH THEM - LOVE THEM TELL THEM OR WRITE THEM A NOTE....UNBELIEVEABLE!

In a statement released by Gosselin, the reality star says, "Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised... I don't want them to grow up and wonder; I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

The book, which contains letters to each of Gosselin's children and excerpts from her diary, is the third title penned by the star, following 'Eight Little Faces' and 'Multiple Blessings.'

Tami said...

There's talk that this might be a photo op chance for her to promote her upcoming new show, but as co-host she doesn't get to talk about Kate does she? I thought that was an option only if she were a guest. What's mind boggling is that they feel she's a plus as a co-host but don't bring her on as a guest and give her a chance to do her pity me party dog and pony show.
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No, the guest hosts do get to plug their stuff. Even when Megan McCain was on and they asked her an opinion she said guys my books comes out in August. Read it and then I can talk about that. They always get in a plug. The producer will arrange it so the cohosts ask her about what is going on with her and comment on her stupid new upcoming show. It's part of why they agree to these gigs.

Lorrie said...

People Magazine has announced Kate is releasing a new book called... "I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family" on April 13. Ugh!!!!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20342494,00.html

Tami said...

It is a rare person, of very strong character, who can go back to being non-famous after being famous. And these two do not have strong characters, as we all know by now.
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My sister had her roof done by a former reality show personality. Good thing he cared more about his family and taking care of them than chasing fame like these "parents".

Tami said...

I also agree that I don't believe there was ever a new show in the works. If one episode of Kate and the Pancakes was filmed, what happened to the other episodes?
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Oh gosh, I bet you are right. They have probably been hanging onto her and still sticking her out there and paying her way in life because they knew the kids would be back on. They knew that putting the screws to Jon and having the whole plot against him starring Majors, the Glassman family, Lohan, Skanktoro, etc, would make him fold. So they strung everyone along and pretended they were still holding onto her for another show they were developing. I'll bet it is a one shot special now and that the series never happens..except with the kids again: (

Reading news said...

Kate Gosselin Tells Her Story in New Book
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Tabloid darling Kate Gosselin is taking her problems off the small screen and bringing them to you in her own words. Gosselin, whose divorce from husband Jon Gosselin was finalized this December, will release her latest book, entitled 'I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family,' on April 13th, PEOPLE reports.

In a statement released by Gosselin, the reality star says, "Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised... I don't want them to grow up and wonder; I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

The book, which contains letters to each of Gosselin's children and excerpts from her diary, is the third title penned by the star, following 'Eight Little Faces' and 'Multiple Blessings.'
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Now we know where Kate has been hiding out - she has been off with a ghost writer. No wonder TLC put that gag order on Jon. They wanted to be certain she would have time to get this one published before he does a "Tell All"

I found this on one of the opening pages of AOL and could have puked. As I said a long time ago, she isn't going away!!!!

Ella said...

Another Kate Gosselin book?

Who wrote this one?

exTLCviewer said...

WHY does she need to write a book?? WHY doesn't she just stay at home with her kids, teach them about life, take them to church, let them see a loving mother?? If she and Jon don't see eye to eye on things, so be it. Millions of other children survive and thrive with divorced parents. They can share time with the kids. I hate that the kids will grow up knowing their parents are into the "Fame" and NOT "FAMILY." I doubt that any book Kate writes will popular.

itsaboutthekids said...

In a statement released by Gosselin, the reality star says, "Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised... I don't want them to grow up and wonder;

"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."
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KATE! You are basing the worth of your children on how much you had to sacrifice. How utterly selfish of you. Children should not be measured by sacrifices, they should be a blessing and a joy, unconditionally. If you don't consider them as such, you should have never been a mother. PERIOD. NO EXCUSES.

my9cats said...

Wasn't "I just want you to know" the title of a book written by OJ Simpson?
She even steals the titles of books.

jibberjabbers said...

I feel so sorry for Kate. She has to sacrifice so much for the kids. She did so much and receive so little. The whole wide world doesn't know what Kate goes thru. These kids were just a burden and Jon didn't do jack shlt.
Boo FN Hoo...

I really feel sorry for the kids. They have to hear that every day. "Kids, do you know how much I sacrafice for you".

Get over yourself Kate.

If Kate was really sincere, she would just STFU and live her life. Not complain about what she lost and how much she sacrificed. She starting to sound like Jon and how he lost his 20's. BOO FN HOO.

jasmine said...

I doubt TLC will put the children back on television. Even if Jon gives them permission now to film the children again, he can stop the filming whenever he wants also. TLC is well aware of this. It doesn't matter if his custody time is only on weekends or every other weekend, etc. He still has parental rights. TLC will continue to use and salvage what's left of the brand and that is Kate.

Tyra said...

Honestly...what does Kate know about love, faith and family? Nada!

PatK said...

The fact there is a new "book" (and I use that term lightly)should be a shock to no one.

She's grasping at income. That lifestyle isn't cheap; there's no firm commitment on a new tv show and her ex may or may not be able to provide his share of child support.

This is apparently the best her "people" could come up with for her for the time being.

Tick-tock, Kate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

And WHY, praytell, would the Gosselin kids want these supposedly oh-so-precious, private letters written to them INDIVIDUALLY to be published for all the world to peruse? Hello?

Once again, Kate Gosselin has proven that she is the definition of narcissism.

Virginia Mom said...

Sorry, I posted comments about two new photos of Kate, but must have forgotten to put the link to the photos.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/kate-gosselin-back-home-in-reading-215211/

TUNDRA said...

Way to go Kate Gosselin! Can't just write letters to each one of your kids to give to them privately you have to sell them in a book? Is nothing sacred to you or Jon Gosselin?

Anyone know who the publisher is?

Laurie said...

Now the kids can come out with the sequel to her book and title it "Lies My Mother Told Me".....

too bad,so sad said...

I was just wondering- Do you think Kate will give each child the love letter she wrote to them or will each one of the 8 need to buy the book themselves in order to read their personal love letter from Mommy K?

Aunt Chris said...

Of course the girls letters will be much longer than the boys. The boys may even get one letter for all three of them. Cant' this woman keep anything private?Plenty of people he written letters to their children to be given to them later NOT PUBLISHED FOR THE WORLD TO SEE BEFORE THE KIDS WOULD EVEN CARE ABOUT READING THEM!

She's No JK Rawlings said...

OK, so she's got a book coming out. It will probably tank. People know her for what she is. Yes, the sheeple will buy the book but it will only have one printing and she doesn't stand to make much off of that. Maybe the publisher is trying to recoup some of their money from the cookbook disaster.

Ohio Buckeye said...

TooBad, SoSad said, "I was just wondering- Do you think Kate will give each child the love letter she wrote to them or will each one of the 8 need to buy the book themselves in order to read their personal love letter from Mommy K"

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LOL! Good one!!! Yes, you've captured the essence of Kate in one simple question!

Canadian Mom said...

I'm going to go put my fist through a wall . . .

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Oh chronicworld, if I only had the strength to...

It astounds me that Zondervan (and whoever else helps her publicize this) REWARD this woman with a book contract...defies logic.

Gimme Gimme said...

Happiness is...

When I tell my son that I love him and he says I know...

I had thought about sending that in to Woman's Day or whatever magazine it was that had those little happiness is things in the back.

I never, ever thought I would have to write him a book to prove that I love him and especially one about family, when this woman is estranged from her entire family, including the father of her kids, because she had an "epiphany" on a plane.

Such a blatant exploitation of the kids I have never seen. Even worse than the show and I am sure they will not see one thin dime from it in their "substantial" revocable trust.

Oh well mother always said "where there is a will there is a way" and mommie dearest certainly has the will to exploit her children to the nth degree.

Just another way to put her kids on a guilt trip about 32 weeks of bedrest in a 30 week pregnancy and the wrenching of her organs during her C-section...she must have had it w/o an epidural.

Canadian Mom said...

my9cats said...
Wasn't "I just want you to know" the title of a book written by OJ Simpson?

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Great observation 9cats! A Freudian slip perhaps???

the proper title said...

OJ's book was "I Want to Tell You"

Oh please said...

You are using your kids AGAIN to make money and be famous.

I guess then can read it when she goes on her month long book tour with her body guard in tow, and they are home with a nanny for days on end. Oh and no calls unless it is an emergency

moo said...

Im reading this explanation and all i can think about was that clip from the episode about their 5th birthday party

Kate sends the kids to dress,some kids come down to report and she yells them away and then looks at the camera with this face like "why are they bothering me"

It made The Soup..

FAKE

reasons behind the book said...

Sadly, the real purpose of this book is NOT for khate to assure her children of her love for them.....the real purposes are:

1) to convince the public that she is a good, loving mother

2) to tacitly slam Jon

Both intentions show she does not truly love her children.

Misty pig said...

My mother loved and sacrificed for me. I know this from her actions. I dont need a book written to tell me.

Tanya said...

This new book reminds me of the posed family pictures kate took on all the vacations.

There would be yelling and screaming before and after. Sometimes bribes or threats to get the phtoto taken. The end result showed a happpy family, but a false representation of went on that day..

My guess is that Kate wants this book for the same reason.

Canadian Mom said...

Gimme Gimme said...

Happiness is...

When I tell my son that I love him and he says I know...
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High five friend! My 14 yr. old son says the same thing!

Have we ever heard Kate DIRECTLY say to any of those kids "Leah (eg), I love you."?

Marie said...

I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."
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Becasue those hair extentions were da#$ annoying

Sherie said...

"Each day the thought crosses my mind that when they get older, my kids are going to look back and think about how they were raised...
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Oh goody, she's going to explain why they had to have a picnic on the front lawn everyday in the summner in full view of (bad)paprazzi (that wouldn't leave them alone) when they have a huge backyard.

GoPoshGo said...

"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

I'm sorry, but hasn't this "book" already been published?? If memory serves, she used that same line of BS to promote "8 Little Dollar Sign$." How many books does this woman need to publish in order to convince her kids that she loved/wanted them? When will it occur to Kate that she simply needs to *be* a loving mother -- and not *write* about it -- to convince her kids that she loves them? No books, verses, diary excerpts, or letters needed. Alternatively, when will the Sheeple realize that the only "evidence" of Kate being a loving mother IS in her writing -- and not her actions?

It's funny that the book's cover boasts Kate's status as a "New York Times Bestselling Author," yet none of the really big publishing houses has taken on this latest masterpiece. That alone speaks volumes about the credibility and quality of her current [s]crapbook. As for the book "containing prayers," I imagine that's the only way she could get Zondervan to publish it, as no self-respecting publishing house would touch a Gosselin book. Hmmm, exactly which prayers would Kate be bold enough to publish? "Are you there, God? It's me, Kate. I know it was pure vanity that made me forego a sensible coat, but please don't let the silicone freeze."

Personally, I think Zondervan is just trying to recoup the boatload of money they no doubt lost in Kate's advance for the CrookBook.

So, Kate's claiming, "I Just Want You to Know." I wish we could publish a rebuttal to Kate: "We Just Want You to GO."

GoPoshGo said...

reasons behind the book said...
Sadly, the real purpose of this book is NOT for khate to assure her children of her love for them.....the real purposes are:

1) to convince the public that she is a good, loving mother

2) to tacitly slam Jon

Both intentions show she does not truly love her children.

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So succinctly put ... and so spot on.

Betty said...

Kate's book = waste of paper.

chronicworld said...

Dear Canadian Mom,
I'll wait to put my fist through the wall until you're strong enough to join me!
Get well soon; you are in my thoughts.

ErinKate said...

A PERSONAL book?

I would hate to have something personal of mine available for world-wide consumption. Then it wouldn't be personal, right?

Who cares what she has to say to her kids?

Reading news said...

I was shopping in the same area as Kate today and cannot believe she is still wearing her stilettos in the snow. I am surprised to see her with bags from Old Navy. It is obvious that Gymboree is no longer dressing the kids. I think it is another example of Kate's sacrifices for her kids that she shops at Ann Taylor while the kids clothes come from Old Navy. NOT.

Also, why in the world does she need two pocketbooks? Maybe one is for all the bills she is unable to pay and is saving to show the ladies on the View.

silimom said...

I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

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Um, Kate? What sacrifices are you talking about? Your figure - which you got back with that free tummy tuck? Your house - which was paid for first by the love offerings people gave you at your church talks and then by the exploitation of your children? The free baby gear and home makeover? The hours of free childcare, housekeeping, cooking?

No, I'm sure the sacrifice your talking about is their childhood and the marriage of their parents, all for the sake of a television show and some D list fame.
So, tell me Kate, when they come to you in 5, 10, 20 years - will they think it was worth it?

And the fact that you're "wondering" makes me wonder - are they already questioning those "sacrifices"?

Reading news said...

Dear Canadian Mom,

I hope you will soon regain your strength and be feeling well once again. I would send you a copy of Kate's new book but I don't want to make you feel worse than you already feel.

Get well soon!

PJ's momma said...

I apologize because I already posted once about this book, but it really, really bugs me. How on earth can she talk about the sacrifices she's made when she is gallivanting around the country in limos with a bodyguard wearing designer clothes, expensive shoes, perfectly manicured hands/feet, plastic surgery, fake tan, expensive hair, etc. - that is when she's not at home in her mansion and ginormous property, complete with pool and playhouses for the kids (who are always playing in the driveway)? What is the sacrifice that I am missing? When is enough, enough? And how can Zondervan, which publishes many Christian books and Bibles, align themselves with her? She has publicly berated her husband who she promised to love and cherish (and JUSTIFIED it every time), her children, and everyone who has tried to help her, on camera no less. Gratitude comes hard for her and you can count on her to be rude and disrespectful, even when accepting one of her many freebies. I mean, really! Can't she just SHOW and TELL those children she loves them? Can't she just pray quietly like the Bible tells us to do? I know it's all about the almighty dollar, but it's just so wrong. How would she feel if her parents published a tell-all book about her childhood? Oh Lord, please help me. In fact, I prayed just now, that the Lord would humble these two idiot parents (sometimes it takes a jack hammer) and make them realize that this is not what He would want for them, capitalizing on the 8 precious children HE made, and that they would just go home and become the parents He has intended them to be all this time.
Anyway, moving on and I will continue to pray for clarity for the parents and safety and emotional well being for their children.

silimom said...

From Zondervan:

The 9.8 million viewers of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus Eight recognize Kate as the perky and practical mom of eight who has come into their homes for over 100 episodes of her family’s hit reality show. Although the show has made her face recognizable, there’s another part of Kate the viewers haven’t seen—her heart. In I Just Want You to Know, Kate reveals a less familiar spiritual side. 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.
The book covers the three years her family lived in their Elizabethtown home, a period Kate considers one of the happiest of her life. It shows the parents of eight kids (all under the age of six) transitioning from the chaos of caring for infants to the structured days of a home filled with budding preschoolers.
During that time, the family underwent major changes:
• From diaper changing to potty-training the sextuplets
• From only traveling a few miles for a rare meal out to flying to Hawaii to renew their wedding vows
• From Kate’s need for control, to learning how to be flexible
• From watching a child who couldn’t spell, singing B-I-B-I-B (the Bible song), to their first child growing in her faith and praying to ask Jesus into her heart
• From Kate’s first speaking engagement (she was afraid to fly) to her book tour
• From a desire for a “normal” family life that didn’t include outside help, to a desire for a “normal” day without public attention.

Huh said...

too bad,so sad said...
"I was just wondering- Do you think Kate will give each child the love letter she wrote to them or will each one of the 8 need to buy the book themselves in order to read their personal love letter from Mommy K?"

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Sad thing is I don't think Kate has ever read anything to those children.

my9cats said...

the proper title said...
OJ's book was "I Want to Tell You"
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Close enough.
I guess adding one word keeps it from plagerism.
Either way it's a joke.

my9cats said...

Ooops. It's a couple of words different. No matter, the intent is the same.
Bedtime for me!

Jane in California said...

Sillimom said:

(From Zondervan's website)
In I Just Want You to Know, Kate reveals a less familiar spiritual side.

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Wow, now that is truly the understatement of the year. "Less familiar" apparently equals "non-existent but will pretend for money."

Shame on Zondervan for promoting and selling any book written, co-written, or scrawled by Kate Gosselin. I judge Zondervan by the company they keep, and don't like what I see.

I urge anyone who buys from Zondervan to consider purchasing the books and other items you desire elsewhere.

LP said...

Jon - The title of your tell all should now be "I Just Want You to Know THE TRUTH!" Get a good ghost writer and get to work. I know that if you shop it around a publisher will pick it up AND it will be a bestseller. Once the gag order is lifted you're a free man.

Jane in California said...

Jasmine said...

I doubt TLC will put the children back on television. Even if Jon gives them permission now to film the children again, he can stop the filming whenever he wants also. TLC is well aware of this. It doesn't matter if his custody time is only on weekends or every other weekend, etc. He still has parental rights. TLC will continue to use and salvage what's left of the brand and that is Kate.
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What a wonderful comment Jasmine. I am refusing to believe the rumor that Jon is caving to TLC until I see it presented by some reputable news source (and ROL is about as far as you can get from reputable as possible). But your point makes it even less likely that TLC will get to film the children, except perhaps for specials, etc.

They are all in school, and starting next year the tups will be in school five days per week.

Jon has his custodial time on the week-ends. I'm not sure if it's every week-end, but it seems to be most every week-end. I bet Kate thought that would put a crimp in his single lifestyle. It's pretty funny to see him going and doing his thing all week long and then coming home on the week-ends.

He goes to Sundance and has a nice girlfriend who appears normal so far. She goes out to a 20-something hot spot with a TLC hairdresser who probably viewed it as part of his PR - get out and get seen with another TLC "star." At the end of the evening, Kate ends up alone in her suite while Jon is with friends and family.

TLC simply won't have enough hours in which to film the children, unless they take them out of school. And I'm sure Jon has a say so on whether they can be removed from school to film.

Now wouldn't it be hilarious if Jon, either by design or pure accidental luck, actually boxed TLC in via this custody arrangement?

Jane in California said...

GoPoshGo said:
When will it occur to Kate that she simply needs to *be* a loving mother -- and not *write* about it -- to convince her kids that she loves them?
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Reminds me of the old adage: Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach.

In Kate's case, it would be: Those that can love their children and truly sacrifice for them, do. Those that can't (or won't), "write" books about how much they sacrificed.

BTW, I don't believe the original saying, just used it as an example.

What do you want to bet that the "I spent 30 weeks on bedrest" headlines the list of sacrifices Kate made? And the sacrifice of going under the knife for implants, the sacrifice of hours and hours of time getting a weave, then hating it and insisting it be done again. All those times she dragged herself to the spa, just for the kids' sake.

The time she sacrificed her laundry room floor so Joel had somewhere to vomit.

The time she sacrificed Collin's lovey because it had a speck of gum on it.

The time she sacrificed her promise to her kids by returning the dogs they received supposedly as a Christmas present.

So many sacrifices, so little time to list them all.

Annies said...

The following portion Zondervan quotes about the "new" book.

• From watching a child who couldn’t spell, singing B-I-B-I-B (the Bible song), to their first child growing in her faith and praying to ask Jesus into her heart.

This part really bothers me on so many levels as she is now depriving this child and the others from going to Church and evolving in their Faith due to her own selfishness, pride and poor example.

Hogwash on the how hard it is to (without Jon to help) take all 8 to church but she can get them dressed and fed for school and to the bustop. Kate said this during the Natalie Morales interview."Yes, we do still go to church but been awhile as it is sooo hard to do it by myself." At least at churches the staff is there to help if help is needed. I truly think we one lies when it involves God and children you better watch out girl.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Only a narcisist would consider publishing a ghost-written book of letters to his/her children. I really feel for those kids, especially the older twins as they will be humiliated by the book. No matter how twisted her logic is, publishing their private letters is NOT in the best interests of the Gosselin 8.
And her talk of sacrifice - I can't imagine that going over well with military families.

Despite their best efforts to remain relevant, Kate and Jon will go away eventually. There aren't enough Baby Mama's in the country/world to keep them around. Advertizers and sponsors know that the public was initially somewhat inspired, but more likely amused, by the cute, young family. But now Jon and Kate have become a joke - the media mocks them and the public enjoys laughing at them.
And their constant freebies and perks do little to endear them to the recession-weary, belt-tightening public.
Jon and Kate will go away - not perhaps without putting up a good fight - but they will disappear.
Besides how many times do people want to see the Gosselin children get their teeth cleaned at the dentist?

MaryD said...

"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

I'm sorry, but hasn't this "book" already been published?? If memory serves, she used that same line of BS to promote "8 Little Dollar Sign$."

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I remember her using that line before too. I had posted a long time ago that Kate seemed like the type that would constantly remind the children all through their lives that they wouldn't have anything if it wasn't for her. Apparenty telling them isn't enough. She has to write it in a book. I'm still trying to figure out what the sacrifices are that she made.

Why bother to tell and show your children how much you love them when you can put it in a book instead and make more money off of them?

TUNDRA said...

I just want to thank you all for the great posts. You guys are awesome! I am recuperating from reconstructive wrist surgery and can't really post my true thoughts due to doc's orders to stay away from toxic Kate Gosselin. Okay, that's a stretch but heck, most of us can only take her in small doses as it is.

I'd like to give a special shout out to Go Posh Go for this post (see below). I needed a good laugh and cry and that line really delivered!

GoPoshGo said...

"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

I'm sorry, but hasn't this "book" already been published?? If memory serves, she used that same line of BS to promote "8 Little Dollar Sign$." How many books does this woman need to publish in order to convince her kids that she loved/wanted them? When will it occur to Kate that she simply needs to *be* a loving mother -- and not *write* about it -- to convince her kids that she loves them? No books, verses, diary excerpts, or letters needed. Alternatively, when will the Sheeple realize that the only "evidence" of Kate being a loving mother IS in her writing -- and not her actions?

It's funny that the book's cover boasts Kate's status as a "New York Times Bestselling Author," yet none of the really big publishing houses has taken on this latest masterpiece. That alone speaks volumes about the credibility and quality of her current [s]crapbook. As for the book "containing prayers," I imagine that's the only way she could get Zondervan to publish it, as no self-respecting publishing house would touch a Gosselin book.

Hmmm, exactly which prayers would Kate be bold enough to publish? "Are you there, God? It's me, Kate. I know it was pure vanity that made me forego a sensible coat, but please don't let the silicone freeze."

Personally, I think Zondervan is just trying to recoup the boatload of money they no doubt lost in Kate's advance for the CrookBook.

So, Kate's claiming, "I Just Want You to Know." I wish we could publish a rebuttal to Kate: "We Just Want You to GO."

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Me (Tundra): I second that emotion. We Just Want You to Go!

jibberjabbers said...

LP said...

Jon - The title of your tell all should now be "I Just Want You to Know THE TRUTH!" Get a good ghost writer and get to work. I know that if you shop it around a publisher will pick it up AND it will be a bestseller. Once the gag order is lifted you're a free man.

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haha. Great title!

If Jon "settled" with TLC. I doubt he would be able to write a tell-all. TLC wants to keep everything "hushed"..

22Starz said...

So...Kate gets to "write" another book.Kate gets to hit all the shows spewing all her lies yet again.Jon isnt allowed to say anything...he cant defend himself in any way,shape,or form.It's mind blowing and so very wrong!

JON...DO NOT let the kids be filmed again.Stand strong!Like others have said on here...Let TLC sue you then file bankruptcy.Stay quiet until your gag order is up...stay at home and be there for the kids.Get busy writing your book.Do Not trust ANY strangers...go to your FAMILY for help.

Good things come to those who wait!You will have your chance for the truth when you can release your book.You will be the one making money for your appearances on all these shows to promote your book.Truth hurts,and kate will find that out.She will be asked about everything you say...they will only take her silence as confirmation.Dont make it a catty book...make it a book of facts,there should be enough people to help you with this.You have years of video footage to help you also.You have options Jon...you just need to find the right people to help you.

As for kates new book...I'll give it the same attention I gave the last 2.NONE.Wont read a word!

Canadian Mom said...

chronicworld, how very kind of you! I'll supply the wall...

BTW, I'll host the Book Burning Party, can you guys supply your own grapes?? I'll make sure I have enough white plastic chairs!

Canadian Mom said...

Thanx Reading News...you comin' to my par-tay?

It's still rather chilly here, but no worries, Kate's 4 *books* will burn nicely and keep us warm...

Canadian Mom said...

silimom, thanx for this from Zondervan:

From a desire for a “normal” family life that didn’t include outside help, to a desire for a “normal” day without public attention.

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Is that not the BIGGEST hypocritical statement to make??

No *new* book to promote = no public attention...

We can't be the only people rolling our eyes at her. She's the most completely hypocritical, lying, disgusting creature out there...

JJ in WA said...

I think that Bible is spelled BIBLE-I remember the song as the B-I-B-L-E, yes, that's the book for me, I stand alone on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E. Am I wrong?

Brummygirl said...

Laurie said...
Now the kids can come out with the sequel to her book and title it "Lies My Mother Told Me".....
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Or they could burst into that song:

"How can we believe you when you said you love us, when you've been a doggone liar all your life!.....

lukebandit said...

Letters to my children,dear colin, i am sorry that i let you suffer an impactment while i sat on my @ss in the bed store picking out beds, even though i am a RN and should of taken you to the ER. love mom, dear aaden, i am sorry i screamed and threatened you and telling you that i was going to throw away your lovey bear that you love so much because it had a little gum on it. love mom, dear mady and cara, i am so sorry that i pitched a massive fit and screamed at the Crayola fun factory because i refused for you and your sister to use markers love mom, dear joel, colin and aaden, i am so sorry that i didn't let you eat your birthday cupcakes and let your sisters eat theirs in front of you. love mom. Dear kids, mommy is so sorry that i screamed, hissed, pitched a hissy fit at Disney because the ice cream melted on your clothes. love mom. Dear kids, i am sorry i forced your father to sign the non disclosure contract and tell him he could have gfs and i could date my bodyguard. dear kids, i am sorry that i picked out the dogs and named them Shoka and Nola and got rid of them. Saw-ree.

Zondervan is CRAZY!!!

Can't See Sheep said...

Betty said...

Kate's book = waste of paper.
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kate's books make me wish that we still used outhouses.



"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."
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Could she possibly be any more of a narcissist! I bet the kids would like to know about this supposed great love she has for them. How nice of her to put every teenie tiny thing she's done for these kids in a book to remind them, that's so darn nice of her, NOT!

I bet not a day goes by in that house when she's not reminding them. She isn't proving that she loves them, she's cramming it down their throats. Those kids need to go all "lord of the flies" & build themselves a bonfire with her latest drivel for kindling.

What a title "I Just Want You to Know", personally I'd just rather remain blissfully ignorant of anything she has to say.

Oh come on. I'd just rather see TLC play wife swap with the Gosselins & the Duggars. I want to see kate & JB deal with each other. They both seem to really, really want to be on TV & are willing to parade their families around to get there. I have a bizarre feeling that Michelle will adopt Jon & he will then become the 20th Duggar (yes like the 5th Beatle)


TUNDRA, I wish you a speedy recovery!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, you guys are too funny...I'm dyin' here! "I Just Want You to Know"..."No, We Just Want You to Go." Soooo funny...I needed that chuckle, thank you!

I swear they literally must have brainstorming sessions on what the heck they can scrounge up next for Kate to write about or do that will maintain her national visibility and the bucks rolling in! Talk about grasping at straws!

I too am shocked at Zondervan! Sheesh, is there no one who's not willing to sacrifice their integrity in exchange for money these days?! I prefer to think they have been duped as opposed to have willingly overlooked the facts...but who knows. It sure does lessen my opinion of them...they should be a LOT more discerning!

Think about it...if there's at least a million fans out there who somehow relate to her and still accept her, it's worth it to Zondervan & TLC. A million people buying a $10 book (if not $20) = $10 or $20 million dollars... and that's on a book alone...not to mention advertisers signing on to a new show (if a show actually does happen). Remember that report that said J&K+8 brought TLC $240 MILLION each quarter! If they only made half of that, that's still $120 MILLION every 3 months...$480 MILLION a year! Yup, I'm convinced they want to keep this "brand" alive and kicking as long as they can squeeze a few more bucks out of it...regardless of what it did and continues to do to the marriage and to the kids! Talk about heartless!

I figure that after making a big deal of getting extensions & being in People, her appearance on The View to inform America and drum up viewership for the new show, and prancing around NY City and elsewhere so she can be seen and kept in the entertainment news, it will all be up to the show itself. If the show doesn't bring in the ratings, that will be what it takes to FINALLY get this all to come to an end! At least that's my fervent hope!

grannyoftwo said...

Just so YOU WILL KNOW KATE...the other day while my husband was picking up our 7 yr. old grandson,(we do this becasue his mother works and his Dad was in Iraq) asks...Papa did your Mom ask you how your day was when she picked you up from school? And my husband said, yes she did and she always took me to baseball practice or wherever I needed to go after school. She alwaysput herself last and me first. And my grandson said, she must have been a very good woman just like you and Grandma..I am very lucky to have you both and my Mom and Dad that love me so much...Even at 7 he already knows about priorities and how much we love him and what we do for him. THEY KNOW KATE!!!! Its called being a GOOD mother and sacrificing for your children, puttint them first before yourself...just making them meals and making sure they are clothed and getting them to a schoolbus does not a real mother make...that is called going through the motions..

Ella said...

One would think that if you have thoughts every day of your kids questioning how they were raised maybe you should raise them different?

And the book covers the 3 years living in E-town? Will it include Jon, then? He was there doing most of the work wasn't he?

Maybe Kate's mother should have written a book like this and then Kate wouldn't still be suffering the middle child trauma.

1momski said...

I just left a comment for Zonderman of the "how could you, I will never buy another of your purblications" type In case anyone else is interested in commenting here is the link, note: you have to hit submit a couple of times on this sitehttp://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Company/ContactUs.htm?QueryStringSite=Zondervan

letsgetreal said...

• From a desire for a “normal” family life that didn’t include outside help, to a desire for a “normal” day without public attention.

Exactly when did Kate put in to motion her 'desire' that doesnt include outside help and a day without public attention? IMO, Kate actively and with much consistency pursues. negotiates , and is dependant upon both.

PKinNJ said...

Let's not kid ourselves Zondervan, even though they are a Crhistian publisher they are just like any other publisher and are in the business to make money. They think that they will make money off of kate's book. Prove them wrong and don't buy it. I don't think that there are enough sheeple out there to make her millions off the book AND I'm sure someone will buy it and pick apart every lie that she tells in it. Her book will sell to a very limited audience. As someone upthread said, she's no JK Rawlings. How very sad that the kids' letters from mom have to be written by a ghost writer. The kids will know the truth of this and every lie of hers will come out in the end.

MOo said...

"From only traveling a few miles for a rare meal out to flying to Hawaii to renew theirwedding vows"
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Gasp the horror- these kids had to wait until they were 2-3 yrs old (??) when TLC swoop in and gave them the type of vacations they deserved.

"a “normal” family life that didn’t include outside help, to a desire for a “normal” day without public attention."
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Right pretend you cant find your keys in the car park after gymnastics. Have picnics on the front lawn instaed of the back,,,

Laura T said...

Why does this woman her every action validated by someone else.

Now she has this book to remind everyone how SHE sacrificed for her own kids?

Sheesh, we all sacrifice for our families and kids. Most of us have it way harder than you.

This is so fake and one day your kids will realise that everything YOU accomplished involved USING them.

WorkerBee said...

Regarding Kate's book:

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!

I don't think she'll ever learn that.

She's come undone said...

She's again stating "I want them to know how much I love them." If I were the children I'd be worried. Very worried. Kate's word is worthless as in "daddy and I want you to know how much we love each other so we're renewing our vows." Now once again she's trying to convince them of something in an overkill fashion. Wow. This woman will do anything for a dollar.

Ohio Buckeye said...

OMG. K8 is going to climb onto that tired, old 'spirituality' horse again? What? She didn't get quite enough mileage out of that persona when she was collecting 'love offerings' at her church dog and pony shows?

A few 'inspiring' biblical Post It Notes interspersed with NUMEROUS exeedingly detailed and demanding directives all over every possible surface hardly qualifies as 'spiritual'.

But then, neither does constantly demeaning and emasculating your spouse or exploiting your kids for profit.

K8 really is incapable of differentiating HER desires/needs from that of her kids - yet another mark of a true narcissist.

Only K8 could watch her own reruns and delude herself that these document her loving, self sacrificing ways, all for her children. Ditto a new book about how "all the sacrifices" ( supposedly hers) were 'worth it' because she so loves her kids.

Few if any will buy into this delusion of K8's. Most certainly not her kids.

K8 is a legendary maternal love machine only in her own delusions.

K8 can be called many things, but 'spiritual' is not one of them.

Merrilee said...

MaryD said...
"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

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What a ridiculous phrase! Isn't that what mothers do? And it isn't just we humans -- all mammal mothers care for their young this way.

What makes her think she is so special?

zoey said...

why is this IDIOT always carrying 2 purses? i dont get it.

Wonder said...

MaryD said...
I had posted a long time ago that Kate seemed like the type that would constantly remind the children all through their lives that they wouldn't have anything if it wasn't for her
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Even in the carpark she told them if it weren't for me you'd be stuck here or similar.

If it were not for the kids, she would never had a show followed by books, attention,mansion,people perks etc.

Wonder when the kids will throw that back in her face.

Katherine C said...

Dear TLC and Kate,
While you may think the buzz on this site is good publicity, be reminded that I will not purchase this new book (or any other) nor watch any interviews.

LKG said...

IMO, this new book will just be an expanded version of Eight Little Moneymakers. Lots of cute pictures, large font sticky note type entries, and one expanded essay per child. I never looked at Eight Little Moneymakers but reviews I read complained that it had no substance and I doubt this new book will have any substance either. Kate can barely speak proper English, she certainly can't write and I would be surprised if the actual text in this new book would fill up more than three typed pages. The Sheeple will just be buying another scapbook that is probably not as well-done as the scrapbooks produced by Creative Memories consultants. I have lost all respect for Zondervan and turn away from their displays in the big box chain stores.

Reading news said...

Canadian Mom said...
Thanx Reading News...you comin' to my par-tay?

It's still rather chilly here, but no worries, Kate's 4 *books* will burn nicely and keep us warm...

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I think I might wait until spring. By then the temps will be up and Kate's book will be available at the dollar store.

Mary said...

Kate's book page 3

Cara darling her is a photo of your first poop and pee in your potty. Maddy I misssed your's I was scarifing over a hot stove cooking dinner while Daddy was sleeping on the chair. Daddy does not love you lke I do. I gave birth to you. If I was not there I would have a photo with your Potty. I did this all for you.

Maddy and Sweeet Cara Mommy is going to have some babies I am doing this for you so you will have things you would never dreamed of. Then will be some bible quote.

Love

Mommy


Leah you are so cute
Alexis you are the next big actress you voice and scream will be a big hit
Ohh My darling and helpful Hannah what would Mommy do without you. You daily hugs abd kisses

Colin you will be a good husband and father not like your father.

Aidien my Professor a little flawed but your glasses makes you look so smart.

can' for life of me remember 3rd boy... But you have to believe I was in NY for a few days and when I saw it was snowing there I decided to stay in NY for more days I was not dressed for snow and cold (No boots, heavy coat, hat I would have probably c old and make you all sick sO I sayed in NY until storm was over. I did this for you

Boy child 3 well Son you will be a good husband and dad you are sop good about not getting dirty I never have to use spray on your clothes when I wash them. I can always sell your clothes once you out grow them. more bible verses
love

Mommy

silimom said...

I won't boycott Zondervan. I will reward them when they publish a book that I think is relevant to my life and that I have an interest in reading by purchasing that book. That sends them a message that this is the kind of material I wish to see and buy.

I will not reward them if they publish shlock. Which is what Kate's book is, just like her previous book. So, consequently, I won't purchase that book.

IMO, Zondervan has a book deal with Kate. They probably already paid her for a set number of books. She is required (because she is after all a contract honororish type person) to fulfill her book commitment. And, given the hoopla over the divorce this past year, they know that some people will rubber neck and buy the book just to see if and how she trashes Jon.

As someone else said earlier, who's going to be watching the kids while she's on her "book tour" with Steve?

Jon really really needs to get some sort of home in PA so that when she is gone, he can take the kids to his place.

PJ's momma said...

This about sums up what the majority of consumers feel about this sham of a pathetic money grab(vulgarity alert):
http://www.dlisted.com/

KatyKat said...

Kate is slowly, but surely, driving her children to the nuthouse. Zondervan, The View, People, etc. are making sure they get there in a limousine. How pathetic.

Brummygirl said...

And the book covers the 3 years living in E-town? Will it include Jon, then? He was there doing most of the work wasn't he?
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We know why she has only covered the first three years, because the last three are just too awful to put down on paper and would cover just what a hell mother she has been.
She definitely is on another planet if she thinks the public have deleted from their minds the past couple of years. Is she totally oblivious how stupid she is and looks? I have asked before, what drives her? It is as though she plans each day to be more outrageous than the last.
I have never read any of her books, nor do I intend to.
I stated she was a disgusting mother, she has now downgraded herself to lower than pond scum.

KyPastor said...

My mother had 4 children. She let us know every day how much she loved us all. She never once wrote it down on paper of any kind, except when she signed off on a personal letter to us. Love, Mom. She certainly never needed to put it out there for the world to see on paper - the world as we knew it had no question about the love Mom had for the 4 of us. They had no reason to question it.

What she did was show us respect every day. She saw us as 4 individual people with 4 sets of dreams and talents. She encouraged us, corrected us to let us know right from wrong, played with us, added to what we learned at school, and she loved our father with all her heart. My father rejected church, and Mom took us by herself. She officiated at our sports events, was a scout leader, and sat down with each of us just to spend quiet time together. She read us bedtime stories and tucked us in until the time came we didn't want that anymore, and she cheered us on in our life work. I never felt more proud than when my mom (and my dad) were at my graduations, because they were my inspirations to do my best.

I don't have any children, but my Mom taught me how to love children
with honesty, integrity, grace and commitment.

My mom died 12 years ago, and a day doesn't go by when I cannot see her positive influence on my life and my heart.

pressured cooker said...

I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."
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The constant yammering by these two about the things they've given up are making me grind my teeth into dust. My oldest child, my only son, had cystic fibrosis and believe me, cf causes sacrifices...physical, emotional, financial, spiritual...and the greatest loss of all. Through the entire 34 years of his life, I made sure he never, ever suspected that there was ever anything relinquished because of him or his disease...I never wanted him to see himself as a burden, only my beloved child - and these two can't tell their children often enough what has been lost because of them, as if that proves any kind of love other than self-love. I would welcome any amount of the pain back in order to spend one more day with my son. These two self-concerned boors do not deserve the gifts they've been given.

Jennifer said...

That bit about "every sacrifice being worth it" just goes to show what it's really about for Kate: HER and not THEM. Besides that, I'd really like to know exactly what Kate has sacrificed over these years? Certainly not sleep or eating at posh restaurants like Butter or designer clothes or catered meals or lavish vacations or ...

Nearly every sentence out of her mouth exemplifies what a foolish twit and fraud she is.

yeaisaidthat said...

"I want them to know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and how much every sacrifice made was worth it for them."

Sacrifice? So the eight Gosselin children are under an OBLIGATION to love their mother because the TERMS AND CONDITIONS of KATE's every SACRIFICE therefore makes HER worthy of the children's endless love and devotion?! Only a true narcassist would equate the words SACRIFICE and WORTH and LOVE. Parental love is unconditional, even in the absence of SACRIFICE. The Gosselin children didnt ask to be born in to a life of exploitation, reality tv, tabloid headlines, and a never ending topic of media controversy and scandal. Kate made that CHOICE for them! CHOICE not a SACRIFICE and the relevance of its 'worth' is so blatantly self serving and the farthest thing from LOVE, even the Gosselin children will one day come to that realization!!

fidosmommy said...

OK, my turn to guess how this book will go.

Dear Cara. I love you now that you have your hair out of your face. I also loved you when you would go entertain the babies in their cribs so I didn't have to bother with them for another 10 minutes.

Dear Mady. I love you when you are in a good mood. If you have felt less than loved, it's your own fault. I love more now that your teeth are getting straight.

Dear Alexis. I love you when you are screaming that ear piercing scream of yours right into Daddy's ear when he's driving. I loved you a little less when you asked your Daddy to not leave anymore but since he's gone now, I love you a little more again.

Dear Leah. I love you when you don't blow whistles. I love that I got to explain my parenting technique to the world, thanks to you.

Dear Joel. I love your comforter more than you, but I still love you as long as you are not a vomitous boy. I love holding onto the hope that one day you will no longer be clueless.

Dear Hannah. I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. I love the whole concept that you will take care of me when I am old. I love you, Hannie. I love you best with long hair!

Dear Collin. I love the way you are just like me. Pushy. Something gets in your way, you just shove it aside. Good boy. You learn well. I also love mashing your face. That's fun.

Dear Aaden. I love that you have finally quit whining about those cowboy boots. I love the quiet.
I also love the face you make when I announce you can't eat your cupcake. So cute!


Love, Mommy,
the woman who sat on bedrest for 30weeks, never once complaining about anything to anybody, eating bacon by the pound, just waiting for the day when I could view 6 Little Faces and watch them grow up to become 6 Little Terrors and pass them off to somebody else to deal with. Oh, and their sisters, too. Forgot about them for a second. Oops.

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...

The title of this Dlisted thread says it all about Kate's book.

http://www.dlisted.com/node/36000

Emma G's Mom said...

Just read on "Perez" that Khate has a new book coming out in May? "I Just Want You to Know; Letters To My Kids on Love, Faith and Family". Now, who is their right mind would buy a book with the words "Love, Faith and Family" in it by that media whore?! Is the love part when she smacks her son in the face or publicly spanks her daughter? The Faith part MUST be the unstopping Faith she puts into things like her marriage, integrity and raising her kids in a healthy home. Family...8 kids brought into the world only to be publicly scrutinized and seemingly unloved by their 2 attention grabbing parents.
I, have 3 journals already for my daughter on which I write special milestones she's met, things she's said, and bits of wisdom and grace I hope she can use as she gets older. It is private and special..just FOR HER.
Another example of Khate's undying obsessin with selling her kids out at any cost to keep herself in those hideous extensions, million dollar home, hooker heels and nails.
Get lost already!

Mona said...

All Zondervan needs to print is 8 copies, if this book is for her children. Who else needs to read this stuff?

PaMa said...

We know why she has only covered the first three years, because the last three are just too awful to put down on paper and would cover just what a hell mother she has been.
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I'm betting she's saving the last years for another book, Part 2. Of course, it will be as seen through her rose-colored glasses.

pressured cooker said...

Feeling Sorry for the 8 Kids said...
The title of this Dlisted thread says it all about Kate's book.

http://www.dlisted.com/node/36000
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Oh my! I have never before visited the dlisted site...I haven't laughed so hard in years! I feel like I need a brain shower now, but it was fun-nee.

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