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199 comments:

angelpat1 said...

stupidisasstupiddoes said...
I read Kate's PR machine's blah, blah, blah for the day. She has to work to make the mortgage payment and pay the bills, etc.
-------------------------------------How is it that Kate remembered to get fertility treatments but forgot to plan on how to support the results that the miracle of science provided?? What if TLC took a pass on this trainwreck? Would she have given the kids away like she did the dogs? Can someone please explain to me how after all the interviews and appearances I have never heard anyone ask this momster this one simple question?? The excuse of needing to dance for money(ha ha, too easy) to feed the kids is both ridiculous and insulting to the real moms she claims to identify with. Way to get the vote, fibber.

Jennifer said...

I've long said that if you can't support your kids without selling their lives for public consumption, you had too many kids.

And now I'd add a rider that if you can't support them without being a famewhore, you had too many kids.

silimom said...

More importantly, why is it that if Jon's dad was supporting them and most likely paid for the fertility treatments AND Jon and Kate were dead set against selective reduction AND Kate truly only wanted one more child then they chose to go with a fertility treatment that pretty much all experts agree is likely to result in a higher order multiple pregnancy rather than IVF, which allows you to control the number of embryos implanted? They had already established that with assistance she could conceive, so the likelyhood that she'd conceive with IVF was high. Yes, IUI is somewhat less expensive, but I am certain that had they explained their reasoning, Jon's father would have agreed.

lukebandit said...

i went and looked up joy bahars interview with johnny weir and watched the entire video and no mention of kate.
could someone please post a link?
thanks in advance.
johnny seemed like a really nice guy. beautiful, smart, very fluid, awesome skater.
kate for instance is an ugly, pea brained, funky, awful dancer.
angelpat1 loved your line:
Way to get the vote, fibber.

lukebandit said...

i noticed on the abc promo picture of kate and tony, tony's teeth are much brighter than kates. maybe she will get them whitened before monday. also i saw a video of ted the head stylist for kates weave with an interview with cbs morning news with harry and the other lady. ted said that he charges 1500 to 5000 for the extensions and you have to have them redone in 3 to 4 months. her's cost 7K. she has had 25K done to her hair! it doesn't matter if she is not paying for it. she needs to paytaxes on it. who does she think she is?
oh, i forgot!
she's a STAR!
a volunteer drove 5 hours to pick her up to go to a charity, and she refused to get in the car, she sent BFF steve down to tell her that she was not going with her she wanted a stretch limo. it was the charity function that she went to and treate johnny weir so bad.
oh, i forgot!
she's a STAR!
barbara walters, will you please RETRACT that statement? you just don't knw how foolish you look saying it.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

If I remember correctly, there are 2 parents. I'm not sure how Jon makes his money these days but I have NEVER seen where he's being arrested for not obeying the judge and supporting his kids. They have $$, they just want more fame. The kids have nannies and nannies don't work for free. Get a regular respectable job Kate, and it needs to be close to home so you're not away from the kids so much. Nobody believed that lie about a dance floor in the basement for practice. What a joke.

Katezill with a weave said...

I know that one of the rules on this board is not to tell other people how to think. DWTS is starting in a couple of days and it appears the majority of the people who blog here dont plan to vote for Kate. I wish somehow we could collectively work as a team to ensure her speedy exit.

Does anyone have any ideas? Can East Coast viewers give us West Coast viewers a heads up on who might need votes to surpass Kate?

Open to everyone's suggestions.

Sorry Moderators - if somehow this post has crossed the line.

If somehow we can work out a system to boot her out early, it can be a beautiful thing.

Bonnie said...

If she wants to make money dancing she should become a stripper. Goodness knows she has the outfits almost down.

Everytime I think of her, all I can hear in my mind is the Harry Chapin song "Cats in the Cradle". Sad song that tells the reality of absentee parent.

kate's an idiot said...

Now that Katan is venturing out beyond TLC and ROL's spin zone, it appears that her true character (ie: extreme bitchiness, entitlement, abusiveness) is coming to light. One by one, people who are not beholden to TLC are coming out of the woodwork with Katan nightmare stories. And having 8 kids is no excuse for being a jackass. If anything, that's a reason to be good and kind, as an example for your kids, if nothing else.

Midnight Serenade said...

"How is it that Kate remembered to get fertility treatments but forgot to plan on how to support the results that the miracle of science provided??"

God and the state of Pennsylvania would provide for them.

rural mom said...

Kate Gosselin is not entertaining. That is the conclusion more people are reaching each day she is put on tv for our entertainment. TLC made a pile of money exploiting the Gosselin kids and using Kate as the mean mommy with OCD who never let her kids have any fun. It was a 5 season ride crammed into 2 years where "year" couldn't be said because it would expose the long hours and long days those children were forced to work for the camera. Kate badly wanted to be a celebrity and it showed. There is such a desperate air about her. Quick with the laugh and equally clueless. TLC tried passing her off as an author, figuring a book tour would bring more viewers to the show. Both failed, viewers left the show in record numbers and the ghost written "best sellers" didn't make any money. You only need to sell 5000 books for it to be classified as a best seller, Kate needed to sell 50,000 to cover the publishers expenses and earn a cut of the profits. So they churn out more books and each tank faster than the previous. Now they are trying to invent Kate as a co-host and talk show guest. They change her hair style weekly to keep her in the news, they leak stories about her being a diva, all to get viewers to tune in, and then Kate bombs on air, again, time after time, nervously clutching her cue cards, nervously fiddling with her ear piece, the cackle, the cluelessness. Her fan base is tiny and comprised of people who themselves feel cut down. They try to build Kate up but even they struggle to find her goodness - it is usually the cute shoes and change in hairstyle they write about. Now Kate is being put on DWTS to polarize the audience, to create hissing and booing. Even her kids asked "but mommy, you can't dance?" Exactly. The list of can't are long. She can't write, she can't sell books, she can't draw in crowds or sell tickets or raise ratings because she is not entertaining. Kate can sell tabloid magazines though and it is too bad they don't pay her more because that is one enterprize that she could do from home while raising her kids. But she'd have to keep the nannies and bodyguard on salary because if she was home with her kids doing it on her own, there wouldn't be anything controversial to write about her.

RaeRae said...

So, I have haven't seen much about this topic around....Does anyone know why people like Aunt Jodi (or her sister with the blog) haven't expressed anything? (I know Jodi and Kevin had been on the morning shows off and on.) I had figured when the show ended to at least see something from them, but now months later, there hasn't been anything? Have I just missed it? I would think that would want to express their joy at the show ending for the kids!!

Abbbyanne said...

How is it that Kate remembered to get fertility treatments but forgot to plan on how to support the results that the miracle of science provided??
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We are all puzzled by this. She says herself they were just getting by with just 2 kids.
On Dr Phil she said they were expecting up to quads, but even that she really had no real financial plan.

Jon didnt even have proper education, job career.

I guess she was hoping on the donations from the community and her parents church members.

Oprah long ago used to give away huge quantities of stuff once you were on her show-remember what she did for the mccaulins(?)
septuplets? Maybe she thought they would get on the show.

Maybe she thought Jon rich dad would continue to provide.

I would lump her in he same bracket as octomom

KatesDancingFlintstoneFeet said...

Katezilla with a weave said...
(regarding DWTS)I wish somehow we could collectively work as a team to ensure her speedy exit..work out a system to boot her out early...
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Katezilla, I agree, but--Don't we truly want to see her stay in the competition for a while, so we can all laugh at her lack of dancing abilities? Make a complete fool of herself?

Oh hell, I wanna see her attempt a "FreeStyle" Dance!!

chesterctymom said...

Very interesting...really shoots down Khate's claims of "doing it for the kids"...


http://preesi.lefora.com/2009/11/05/lets-see-how-other-families-of-multiples-live/

Niigatajin said...

"How is it that Kate remembered to get fertility treatments but forgot to plan on how to support the results that the miracle of science provided??"

"God and the state of Pennsylvania would provide for them."


My dad always taught me: God gave us a brain. In other words, He gave us brains to plan, care for others, have a job, etc.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"a volunteer drove 5 hours to pick her up to go to a charity, and she refused to get in the car,'

I wouldn't have gotten into that car, either. She didn't know the driver. There was nobody to vouch for the driver, safety record, insurance, etc. I'm not going to fault her on that. What she should have done is to have flown to her destination. Simple, painless, and quick.

Anonymous said...

TONY D tweeted that he was at Taylor Swift concert last night(in Pa.)
and was leaving for LA early this am. Gee wonder who he was with??? So much for I will only be in LA Mon and Tues for the show.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"We know that kate and the 8 could live well off the money THEY have made from the show and the books that kate didnt write."

I would think that with mortgage payments (two houses), taxes, insurance, attorneys' fees, house maintenance, tuition, clothing, etc. etc. that a big chunk of that is gone by now.

Geri said...

lukebandit said...
i went and looked up joy bahars interview with johnny weir and watched the entire video and no mention of kate.
could someone please post a link?
thanks in advance.
johnny seemed like a really nice guy. beautiful, smart, very fluid, awesome skater.
kate for instance is an ugly, pea brained, funky, awful dancer.
angelpat1 loved your line:
Way to get the vote, fibber.

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Johnny has been on Joy's show twice in the last couple weeks. The most recent time was the 18th I believe, so make sure you watch that one. He really tells the truth about Kate.

Teryn said...

My old neighbors had 7 kids in a three bedroom, 1 bathroom house. every morning you could hear the dad singing and one of the kids playing piano. Then all the kids would play outside ( ranged in age from 3-12 ) and for a family so cramped and on top of each other, you never heard them fighting. Ever.

Sure, they didn't have a mansion and didn't go to private school. Didn't have housekeepers and nannies. Didn't have the best of everything. But they had what they needed....and ain't it odd that their parents never needed to be on TV to support them?

The kids are grown today and every single one of them went to college in Utah ( a mormon college ) and have their own families and are doing well.

So, everytime I hear this crap that Kate "needs" to be a celebrity to support ker kids, well, that's just pure crapola. She knows damn well she does what she does so she can keep living her very lavish lifestyle.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Oh hell, I wanna see her attempt a "FreeStyle" Dance!! "

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The only dance I can even imagine K8G doing in 'freestyle' would be 'the robot'.

Yep, see K8G dance.
See K8G do 'the angry robot'.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I don't think we need any "planned" voting against Khatie Irene. All she will do is turn it around and make it seem there is a conspiracy against her. Personally, I never watched DWTS, and I don't plan on adding to the ratings to see the car wreck (which is what the producers want). If Pamela Anderson has half the body she used to have, I say she is in it for the long-haul. :-)

PJ's momma said...

Lord Almighty, does the parade of too-short skirts and inappropriate (expensive!) shoes never end? She looks absolutely ridiculous! I would have been embarrassed to be seen with my mom like that. Does someone give her all these clothes and expensive shoes, or does she purchase them while crying poor? Don't answer that!
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84483

fidosmommy said...

Oh, I believe there is a dance floor in her basement. I understand that DWTS does it for many of the competitors who don't have all-day access to a dance floor somewhere else. This is nothing new to DWTS.

However, my thought was that Kate would accept the dance floor from DWTS and then keep it as a place for the dogs to be penned up while inside. It's easier to clean up
a sealed hardwood floor than it is to clean up carpeting.

So, once again Kate got what she wanted at somebody else's expense.
The timing was pretty close, too.

angelpat1 said...

Midnight Serenade said.......God and the state of Pennsylvania would provide for them. Lol Good luck with that. I live in PA and have been patiently waiting for ANYONE to see the star power potential in this family so that they can "load up the Sprinter and move to Beverly". (Gosselins on Ice, or maybe Gosselins Live?) I'm pretty sure Pa can't afford to take care of anything else with the deficit issues we already have. And if God sees all (as I believe I was told), I 'm thinking even TLC can't buy an excuse for all of the greed, wrath,sloth,gluttony,pride,lust, and envy she has exhibited. Looks like it may be time someone gets a plan C!

NT said...

I see she took the kids to a Taylor Swift concert on Friday nite. She along with Steve and Tony. She also had new hooker heels on. She really needs to stay away from that ankle strap,but that's all she seems to wear. UGH!!!!!!! Can't wait for Monday nite.

Random Thoughts said...

What memories will the Gosselin 8 actually remember --

I played house with nanny #1 and kicked the ball with nanny #2 and nanny #3 helped me with my homework , nanny #4 kissed my face and dried my tears when I skinned my knee.

Mommy came outside so the man in the tree could take a picture and she dances in the basement with a man who is not our father.

I don't think anyone finds fault with a mother choosing to work outside the home -- just don't tell me you do it all for your kids and take jobs on the other side of the country, that is just baloney!

I believe that is why Kate's negatives are now high - women who work outside the home plan their lives around their children and attempt to balance that with work and stay connected -- Kate has everyone plan their life around her so the children don't get to do things other children do i.e. dance classes or t-ball.

Single mothers can't relate because they don't have the assistance and helpers and I bet there are some of them that don't get their entitled child support either-- these mothers do it all.

Stay at Home moms -- now there is another 24/7 job -- I am a work outside the home mom but I have the utmost respect for those that choose to stay at home -how can they relate to Kate as they are doing it all as well with no breaks, they are exhausted and would probably tell us that they wouldn't trade it for the world. I would think this group would be most critical as they are spending all of their days with their children making memories. This group gets few tannings, manicures, pedicures or weaves.

Which leaves 1) the entertainment reporters and industry who are making money from a created image of a super mom - 2) the
young and naive without enough life experience to understand they are being played and 3) those whose lives are empty as they question their own path in life they fixate on a reality tv personality and try to insert their life into a fantasy, following blindly and questioning nothing.

IMO

MaryD said...

Thanks chesterctymom for the link to the pressi site. It was very interesting to read.

I like to read real estate listings and live in the same area as the G's. There are beautiful, large homes in the area that they could have bought for half the price and would have been more private. Homes set back off the road with trees or fences blocking off the house completely from view.

They may have a lot of land but it's a waste for them. They are back from the road but in plain view. Very easy, as we already know, to get pictures of them.

Brummygirl said...

KatesDancingFlintstoneFeet said:
Katezilla, I agree, but--Don't we truly want to see her stay in the competition for a while, so we can all laugh at her lack of dancing abilities? Make a complete fool of herself?

Oh hell, I wanna see her attempt a "FreeStyle" Dance!!
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I am in two minds about this. One I want to see her try something more difficult than the waltz and watch her have to earn all the publicity she has garnered.
Two, she spoils one of my favourite shows so I wish she gets booted off early. But then she would get what she wants, not to have to do any more work, but has had the public exposure.
Now what would irk Kate more? Being classed as not good enough to continue or having to do work which we know she hates.
Hmmm.......which ever way this goes, I will certainly be watching but only for the first two weeks. Didn't someone mention that no one is being eliminated the first week?

Neena said...

PJ's momma said...
Lord Almighty, does the parade of too-short skirts and inappropriate (expensive!) shoes never end? She looks absolutely ridiculous! I would have been embarrassed to be seen with my mom like that. Does someone give her all these clothes and expensive shoes, or does she purchase them while crying poor? Don't answer that!
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84483

3/20/2010 11:27 AM



Ahahahahahahhahahahhaa....Oh my lordy bee!!! I laughed out loud when I saw this get-up. She looks like a female douch-bag. OMG those shoooooes! So Frederick's of Hollywood.

That one pic of Tony and Steve....Steve looks like he's sizing Tony up. A polite handshake, yet thinking "That's MY woman so don't even think about it".

I never thought I'd say this because the reverse mullet was so hideous, but this new hair-do is even fuglier. Looks like she's trying too hard to channel Farrah Fawcett, but comes off as rode hard and hung up wet. Her hair is soooo 1976 roller rink.

Lisa said...

I am officially sick of seeing her mug on my tv screen in all of these Dancing with the Stars ads!! She is so unnatural in front of the camera. She has this fake (blindingly white) smile plastered on her face....and it's the same one she uses all the time. It's like a bad pageant girl smile. She is so not cut out for being a celebrity. It just comes off as being too contrived and forced and it's uncomfortable to watch. I hope she exits the show early, because I'm sick of her already!

PJ's momma said...

Neena said...
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84483

Ahahahahahahhahahahhaa....Oh my lordy bee!!! I laughed out loud when I saw this get-up. She looks like a female douch-bag. OMG those shoooooes! So Frederick's of Hollywood.

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Neena, I had so many thoughts as I posted that link. First, those are extremely formal shoes and that is a fairly casual outfit. If the skirt was a bit longer and paired with flats, it would be a cute 'mom on the go' outfit. Those shoes belong under a gown or some very formal slacks paired with a formal top. Very few could pull off that shoe with a short dress. WHAT is that bag? Whatever. Hopefully it is filled with jackets for the girls for later in the evening. And if Tony was going with them and not just leaving after practice, then she looks even more ridiculous based on his attire and Steve's too. And why can't they ever drive themselves? There's a town car waiting. "I'm just a mom" constantly has to be squired around instead of piling the kids in the car and taking them herself. Maybe they have backstage passes too, which would be nice for the girls, but the fact that Taylor Swift openly mocked Kate on Saturday Night Live would go right over her head most likely, since she's getting preferential treatment - again.

The shoe thing confounds me. She buys very expensive shoes and then wears them in weird ways. For example, that ruffled bootie that is so prevalent lately would be best with jeans/pants, not a flouncy skirt. And her shoes are usually in the $300 range. Look, we are very blessed financially. I could buy whatever I want, but I just can't do it. I still troll Old Navy, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, and other clearance places. If I see jeans at Old Navy for $7, I am thrilled but have to talk myself into buying 2. We literally give away more than we spend. I will be married 25 years soon and since we never had a wedding, we're having a party. It about killed me to spend $300 on a dress, even though I know many people who do it routinely for a simple sun dress or a pair of jeans (!!). (But they can afford it and are not crying poor all the time.) I am just not filled up by 'things' and prefer to spend my time volunteering. THAT is what fills you up - giving back. Not taking, not buying, not acquiring, etc.; it is giving back to the world and enjoying meaningful relationships and experiences (such as travel, which I love) that make life worth living, none of which she seems capable of doing.

Anyway, off my soap box. It's a long way down because it's against my nature to judge in this way but this person just really drives me nuts with her contradictions and blatant lies, and the people who buy it drive me nuts too.

Anne said...

If you took all the photos of Kate from say the past 9 months and added up the cost of all the different shoes she's been photographed in, I'm guessing we'd easily come up with the average single mom's annual income.

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...

Regarding the new shots of Kate going to concert: A GOOD MOM would have taken her daughters to see Taylor Swift ALONE-NO bodyguard, no dance partner, just alone time for mother & daughters. Katezilla just doesnt get it!!!

Bad Mom, Bad Mom, Bad Mom.

(Yes, I usually go by KatesDancingFlintstoneFeet, I just felt compelled to change my ID for this post..ha!)

Amanda L. said...

Just a few thoughts:

I've never watched DWTS and I'm not starting now. If something interesting happens, I'm sure there will be clips all over the internet.

Sadly, I think the kids are probably better off the less time they spend around Kate.

On celebrity gossip websites, people are carrying out a ban on Kate Gosselin stories or commenting. Seems to be working--I've noticed fewer and fewer comments on stories about her as time goes on, even with DWTS stories coming out.

Girlfriend has nothing to offer. If you want to live full-time on the Isle of Fame, you have to have something the general public is interested in--some sort of talent, a terribly interesting life, something. She doesn't have any of that. The life some people found interesting during Jon and Kate Plus 8 is long over and never to return and she doesn't have any discernible talent. She's not even slightly charming or a good conversationalist. She's arrogant and abrasive and fairly dull overall.

Her clock is ticking. She's definitely going to try squeeze every last second out of her fifteen minutes, but in two year's time or less, she will be forgotten by the public.

At that point, she'll probably try to rope in some rich sap willing to fall for her act. Not sure it'll work with that many kids in the picture, though.

Anyway, back to ignoring her existence....

fidosmommy said...

I'm still seeing Farrah in that look Kate is sporting. It suited Farrah, but just makes Kate look like a wannabe.

As to the Taylor Swift concert, I understand this was a "farewell" to the kids before Kate took off for LA. So, where were the boys?
Maybe I just missed them. But since the 2 tups in the pictures were dressed alike, I can assume that we'll be seeing the family going to a Taylor Swift concert on TV before long.

Also, I've seen the photo that Tony took from their seats. I hope they brought binoculars with them to see Taylor.

I'm guessing Tony went along as publicity photo op and also will have his face on the TLC Gosselin show.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"And why can't they ever drive themselves?"

Can't fault her for that. I don't drive there, either. I always have someone drop me off and wait. Traffic is a mess, and I can't imagine that she could find her way to the venue, much less find a place to park and then have to walk any distance in those heels!

Midnight Serenade said...

"I live in PA and have been patiently waiting for ANYONE to see the star power potential in this family so that they can "load up the Sprinter and move to Beverly".

Good luck with that! At least they moved out of our neighborhood and into Berks County...those lucky folks!

Midnight Serenade said...

"I live in PA and have been patiently waiting for ANYONE to see the star power potential in this family so that they can "load up the

It will never happen. At least they moved out of our neighborhood and into Berks County...those lucky folks!
As a PA taxpayer, I'm still waiting for a refund for the year that my tax dollars went to cover their care. Not holding my breath, though!

IDModo said...

Is it just my aging eyesight, or does the photo of Steve and Tony look like it has been photoshopped? Tony has a tiny wee head in comparison to Steve and he looks like he's been pasted in.Steve is not looking directly at him and their handshake looks like it's covering up something Steve has in his hand (Kate's purse strap, maybe?)Steve looks like he has just swallowed something particularly nasty.
And why are the two of them squiring Miss Katie around to concerts together? I bet she hasn't had that much action since high school! (Bad Modo, that was uncalled for,she's only doing it for her kids....)

WPA said...

Kate can't cry about Jon's child support (or lack of) if she has $7000 for her weave hairdo (someone said earlier). She is not poor - she lives in a $1 million house, has nannies, a bodyguard, a cook, a huge SUV and other cars, and free perks from her sponsors.

Another reason I won't watch DWTS is that ABC will exploit her kids (ie, Taylor Swift concert with Tony present). The GMA spot she did earlier this month showed her kids in their kitchen.

Reading news said...

I know someone made a comment about not mentioning the kids' clothing this weekend as we are expecting warmer temps in Pennsylvania but again I have to comment on the girls' outfits. I am sorry white sundresses with summer sandals, no socks, is not appropriate for Pennsylvania in March. I hope she has jackets with her for the kids as last nights temps dropped into the forties. I do believe when Gymboree was providing the kids' clothese they looked much nicer. Obviously, mom wasn't picking their clothes. I think she is absolutely kooky and has no style sense as shown by her own outfit. And she better not answer questions about breast enhancement while wearing that maroon shirt she has on. Holy cow - she appears to be busting out of it.

I am also wondering if Steve is now living at her home. How can he show up no matter where she is?

Different strokes said...

Steve and Tony to a Taylor Swift concert.

I woner if Jon took the kids to a concert with a female (someone who flies with him around the country and hold his bags) and a female work partner- would kate approve?

LauraT said...

Why do i have a sneaky suspicion that the day Jon's suit was dropped and the whole family was back under contract that filming resumed?

i will be my desert that in the summer new episodes will appear. They will claim they filmed during school holidays.

Elmo said...

Anne said...
If you took all the photos of Kate from say the past 9 months and added up the cost of all the different shoes she's been photographed in, I'm guessing we'd easily come up with the average single mom's annual income.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

EXACTLY. So I think they are better off than most of us believe.

She won't have moved into the mansion unless she was sure they could stay in it for a long time-with or without the show.

She was well aware that Jon could never get a job to support her and the kids even after the divorce.

Im sure she took all the above into consideration before tossing Jon. I mean she does have 8 kids to raise

I pity the sheeple who think shes a struggling single mom..

Think how subsidised their life has been since the tups were born. Look at the list of stuff they got-they tups didnt really cost them anything- hospital bill, cribs, food, huggies, strollers, 5000 on groceries ,car seats, gift cards...
That was all before the show which would have covered lots of their costs besides paying them.

And we have not touched the donations fans of the show probably sent, books, walmart, church, R O Line, Jons dad...

Whatever she is, i will bet they are comfortable..

dustilies said...

Aren't the little girls awfully young to be going to a scary-loud concert with a scary-loud crowd? In a scary-huge venue? Mady and Cara, maybe, but the girl tups? (The boy tups dodged a bullet on this one).

Also,in a situation where a pseudo-celeb might be recognized and accosted by fans, doesn't a mom wear shoes that let her move quickly?

Which brings me to my recent realization, based on interviews old and new, but especially the one of her rehearsing with Tony. She stops cold when Tony tries to turn her in the waltz and feigns outrage that he is inflicting this nonsense on her.

a) who doesn't know that waltzes are twirly?
b) who refuses to be taught how to dance when she is about to appear in a nationally televised DANCE competition?

My realization? Kate is dumb. As in stupid, obtuse, unable to open her mind to anything new.

I'm a college professor, and I am deeply invested in the idea that anyone can learn who wants to learn. I'm not a snob about intelligence.

But Kate is that rare example of a high-functioning imbecile. I used to think she was just conniving and narcissistic. Now I think that she is those things, but also well below average in basic, native brainpower.

Feeling pretty sorry for this dame, but even more for her kids.

GoPoshGo said...

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...
Regarding the new shots of Kate going to concert: A GOOD MOM would have taken her daughters to see Taylor Swift ALONE-NO bodyguard, no dance partner, just alone time for mother & daughters. Katezilla just doesnt get it!!!

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Toe, it's clear that this is just another PR photo-op to convince the public that Kate is a GOOD MOM -- and, of course, one who can relate to single moms everywhere. Because we all know that single moms can cart their children to a concert event via a hired limo, with a hired boobyguard and [reluctant] dance partner in tow. Yeah, that about sums up the average "playdate" of most single moms and their kids.... Can I vomit now????

On a separate note ... as to the comments on Kate's incessant wardrobe absurdities: My opinion is that with all of the "fake" (teeth, boobs, hair, etc), Kate is beginning to look like a drag queen. What the hell happened to the attractive post-tummy-tuck Kate as she appeared on the show?? It's so sad that she's quickly becoming the poster child for NOT having plastic sugery. Note to Kate (and all other pre-ops): Big boobs make you look FAT. That's right. Unless you're a size 0, big boobs add a good 20 pounds to your appearance.

Will this woman EVER get a clue????

Between the ridiculous weave and her unnecessary inflatables, Kate looks like a drag queen hoping to make honorable mention in the NYC Easter Day Parade. Sadly, there are a slew of drag queens who WILL beat her out.

Can't See Sheep said...

dustilies said...
I'm a college professor, and I am deeply invested in the idea that anyone can learn who wants to learn. I'm not a snob about intelligence.
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Thank you so much about being a college prof who isn't a snob about intelligence, there need to be many more like you. And you're right all a person needs is the desire to learn & they will learn, although I've always found if you have a teacher who truly loves their subject & loves teaching it & helping their students understand, then that is the best. I love the prof's with passion, they're great, they can talk to a student for hours, completely forget about what time it is or how much has passed, they're gems!

You know I've never understood this kind of thinking, oh, we're all done school we don't have to learn anymore. If you're really living life then you never stop learning, you're always learning, no matter what it is. There are always new experiences. It doesn't have to be constant formal learning in a classroom all the time, just because there is so much out there in the world if people are interested & receptive to it. Personally If I'm not learning I start to go stir crazy & have to keep challenging myself. I intend to be learning even on my very last day on this earth. Not out learning feels like a death of the senses.

It makes me sad to see 8 bright children with a mother so dead to this world, someone so wrapped up in themselves isn't good for bright young children who should be out learning about the world around them. There's plenty they could learn about on their own acreage, so many wonders in small places.

Children that age tend to be naturally inquisitive so it doesn't' take much to get them to take an interest in things. It's like everything with kate it's all going to go to waste, if she's not interested then they aren't likely to see it. I don't believe for a moment that she was happy doing the shows that went to places that the kids wanted to go. If they'd have gone to a spa every episode she'd have been right there, probably the first one through the door. I truly hope these kids can motivate themselves or have excellent teachers who will wake their natural curiosity.

Midnight Serenade said...

"I know someone made a comment about not mentioning the kids' clothing this weekend as we are expecting warmer temps in Pennsylvania but again I have to comment on the girls' outfits. I am sorry white sundresses with summer sandals, no socks, is not appropriate for Pennsylvania in March."

We hit 70 yesterday, and it was warm. However, it was definitely not warm enough for sleeveless sundresses and sandals. I have no idea where her mind was on that one. Maybe she figured that the car would drop them off right at the door, pick them up at the same place (car would be heated) and the girls wouldn't have time to be cold. Even with a 70 degree temperature, I never would dress mine that way. No jackets and short-sleeved polos in the afternoon -- most definitely. Sundresses at night. Nope.

2badsosad said...

Regarding the new shots of Kate going to concert: A GOOD MOM would have taken her daughters to see Taylor Swift ALONE-

Kate has NEVER done or participated in anything ALONE with her children. Kate wasnt even of the ability to take her children to PRIVATE SECLUDED beach resort in NC without an entourage of a TLC film camera crew, body gaurd, and nanny.

Can't See Sheep said...

Amanda L. said...
Her clock is ticking. She's definitely going to try squeeze every last second out of her fifteen minutes, but in two year's time or less, she will be forgotten by the public.
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Like the crocodile with the clock that pursued Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Bet she's just as frightened of it.

Can't she take her kids anywhere without it being recorded. All moments with mommy are photo ops only that also include mommy's entourage. This will be interesting when they hit those years where they rebel against everything associated with their parents. I am so sick of seeing that woman's cankles, time to cover them up. So sick of the short skirts, dresses, everything. Just dress like a mommy! There's nothing wrong with it & many mommys are absolutely stunning. Guess she needs Jon to dress her again, maybe he can charge her for it.

Whoever posted it I agree there is something up with the photo of Steve & Tony shaking hands. Need someone savvy in this stuff to take a look at it. I can't put my finger on what about is bugging me, but something certainly is.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84489#photogallery-title

I've Gotta Secret said...

Kate has known about being on DWTS for more than a year. She wasn't "ready" at the time, even though it was her PR people who pressed DWTS to have her.

That's why she all of a sudden started caring about her appearance, got a boob job, started wearing nothing but heals and sexy clothes to get used to them, started working out like a fiend, started tanning, and is the reason for the weave/extensions in January. It took her over a year to even be halfway ready for this and it was all planned a long long time ago. Of course, the Jon drama/divorce was a huge monkey wrench thrown in her preparation, but don't believe for one minute she was "asked" to do this anytime recent. Noooooo she knew for a very very long time. She even said it herself, that she's known for a while but couldn't say anything.

This is not uncommon. Most of the stars ( not all ) know many many many months ahead of time that they will be on. Linsay Vonn already knows she will be on next fall. Donny Osmond knew 2 seasons ahead of time when he'd be on.

So, this has been the reason behind the hooker heals, the incesant tanning and exercising, plastic surgeries, and may even be the reason nobody ever knew where she went when Jon had custody ( because she was off somewhere taking secret dance lessons.)

When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year. She knew WAY before she gave any hints on Jay Leno's 10@10 that she'd be on this season. It was already a done deal, and is why she was so anxious to get the divorce finalized by the end of 2009.

Sam said...

This could be a future warning for both Gosselins, Octocrazy's house will be foreclosed on Tuesday if she can't come up with that Balloon payment of $450K on her house. Public never took to her and only the few crazy Right to Life people supported her, her dreams for reality stardom is dashed.

Just from the rehearsals alone on youtube tells you that Khate doesn't have the chops for ballroom dancing. What happens after she gets booted off? Even if TLC returns with more episodes during the Summer, public interest on this family has faded tremendously and public outcry is getting louder. Will TLC continue to promote a "Dead and Damaged Brand"?

dustilies said...

Can't See Sheep said...

dustilies said...
I'm a college professor, and I am deeply invested in the idea that anyone can learn who wants to learn. I'm not a snob about intelligence.

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Thanks for your wonderful remarks on the joy of life-long learning. My guilty pleasure as a teacher is that I learn so much from my students. And that they are so patient when I try out new materials or new ways of teaching old materials.

I just wanted to clarify what I meant when I said I wasn't a snob about intelligence. From all I've seen in life and in the classroom, there are many kinds of intelligence, and book-learning isn't any better than any other kind.

My work-study job in college was in the kitchen--I worked with a few guys who were completely illiterate (African American men born in the South pre-Civil Rights era who never got a formal education). But, wow, what they taught me about cooking. And about life.

And I've worked with very high-achieving academics who have shockingly inadequate social skills, and who think the narrow boundaries of success in their jobs is more important than anything else. (One colleague has published over 60 books, but thinks it is funny that he forgot to pick up his kids from daycare or school so many times when they were young).

So that's all I meant--not that I'm a smartypants who is oh-so-gracious about it, but that I think that people are so smart in so many ways.

Which makes KG all the more depressing. I don't know what happened to shut down the kind of intellectual curiosity that Sheep wrote so well about, but, like Sheep, I am horrified by the implications for the children.

Have we ever seen her make any conscious effort to teach them the acdemic or life skills they need? Since kids are such beautiful machines for learning, she has to be doing a lot of active ignoring to shut out their natural demand that she teach and explain the things that interest them and they need to know.

Can't See Sheep said...

sorry if this has been posted already

Being on Reality TV Is Unhealthy for Children, Experts Say
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/03/15/kate-gosselin-reality-tv-duggars-unhealthy-kids/

Huh said...

I've Gotta Secret said:

"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year. She knew WAY before she gave any hints on Jay Leno's 10@10 that she'd be on this season. It was already a done deal, and is why she was so anxious to get the divorce finalized by the end of 2009."

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That would explain a lot. There were clips on youtube of each couple dancing. All the other women (Pamela, Shannen, Erin, Nicole) were trying spins and lifts and complicated moves. That Pussycat girl is a natural dancer and definitely one to watch. Her movements are graceful and effortless.

And then you see Kate and Tony just trying to do a basic waltz step. Either she is absolutely hopeless to teach dancing to, or they're trying to keep all her previous dancing training over the past several months under wraps.

Brummygirl said...

Goodness, I just accessed the photos of Kate going to the Taylor Swift concert and the site showed the shoes she was wearing at a price of $650!!
What a price to pay for ugly attire. She cannot say she *rents* these, no one rents shoes!

Dustilies and Sheep:

You are correct, each day is a learning curve and if we do not take the opportunity to embrace new things, what is life all about?
I honestly do not understand Kate's thinking, she is beyond me. She seems to have no conscience whatsoever.
Is she stupid or is she just so cold hearted that nothing touches her?
There must be underlying factors, she did not just suddenly appear fame driven.
The thing which astonishes me most is that she has the guts to stand alongside people who have achieved much more in their lives and in most cases intellectually superior and think she is on equal footing or deserves better. What goes on in her mind? What made her this way?
Many times, even last week, she mentions about waking up in the middle of the night thinking about this and that. Is that the only time she has conscious thoughts?
Who or what is Kate Gosselin?

Kelly said...

The trip to the Taylor Swift concert was a ruse. They made it look like Kate was being the dutiful Mom and taking her daughters to a concert in Philly when the real truth is this:

1. Kate, Tony and Steve had to catch a red eye out of Philadelphia International Airport that evening to fly to LA. The concert was less than 5 miles from the airport.

2. The tups were driven back home, alone in the limo that evening, out of site from the paps and escorted by one of the nannies, who was already at the concert, waiting for them to arrive. The other nannie was at home with the rest of the brood that evening.

The concert was a way of getting Kate out of the house on a Friday night, with her kids, in close proximity to the airport, two days ahead of schedule and two days earlier than Kate told the media she would be leaving her kids.

So, the truth is, Kate won't be away from her kids from Sunday till early Tuesday, she'll be away from her kids from Friday till Wednesday. Let's all watch where she shows up next Friday evening.

What do you want to bet that this coming Friday, Kate takes the boys to a 76er's game at Wachovia Center or a Bon Jovi Concert on Wednesday at the same venue, just to sneak out of town.

The twins weren't allowed to go because they would have caused a scene, leaving the venue, without their mother whereas, the two tups would just go along because they didn't know what was really happening.

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...

GoPoshGo, I have to giggle! No matter what I change my ID to, you still just call me "toe".

I love it! haha!

Midnight Serenade said...

"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year."

Not true. How do you know this? Source? If this were the case, and it's not, wouldn't you think she would have put on a better showing in the video? She looked like someone who didn't know the basic steps. If she had a year to prepare, and disappeared when he had custody, she's a mighty slow learner. By the way, there are some people who know where she went when he had custody, and it wasn't to dance studios.

Kathy said...

Sooo...if it was known a year ago that she would be on DWTS, was it the J&K+8 Dance lesson episode that inspired the idea, and is that why that episode never aired? hmmmm

Doris said...

"Whoever posted it I agree there is something up with the photo of Steve & Tony shaking hands. Need someone savvy in this stuff to take a look at it. I can't put my finger on what about is bugging me, but something certainly is.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84489#photogallery-title"

I do not think they are shaking hands..first they are not looking at one another they are passing...their hands are not clenched in a shake but seem to be palm to plan...I would say they were passing something from one to the other...probably passing each other the medication needed to babysit the horrendous girlrilla Katezilla. :-)

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...

dustilies said...
Since kids are such beautiful machines for learning, she has to be doing a lot of active ignoring to shut out their natural demand that she teach and explain the things that interest them and they need to know.
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It seems all the Gosselin kids have learned is to hit each other, scream at each other, boss each other, not share, not interact well with other children (Play-Dough episode)
It's what they've learned from their MOM!

Ok, wow, the girls got to go see Taylor Swift, but their MOM had to be the one to get all the attention by dressing like a $2 Hooker, and probably ignore them by flirting with Steve & Tony the whole time! She wanted everyone to look at HER..and it worked

Poor kids

lukebandit said...

someone said to check out the pic of steve and tony to see if it was photoshopped.
i just saw it and i am shocked about how photoshopped it is. look at the handshake tony's thumb is so blurry but why is his fingers not below. steve is at a different angle than tony. the feet are crazy. what is thaton stves foot? even tony's feet are weird. yes, this was photoshopped. but why? and where is steve's wedding ring? i guess gina got tired of all the lies and games. i hope she does not have a confidentality contract with the shrew or TLC.
i totally agree the girls were underdressed for the concert. those shoes kate had on looked like what a dominatrix would wear. just ridiculous for a mom of 8 to wear.
laugh of the day for me goes to:

HoovesCrammedIntoHookerHeels said:

for your sign in name! LOL

BeDoneNow said...

GoPoshGo - I too have been saying to myself that she looks like a drag queen!! but without the grace of spirit.

Cant See Sheep - what I got from that pic was that Steve looks tired of her and in over his head. In the beginning he thought he could teach her how to control and conduct herself in public but she isnt learning and it's draining him. Perhaps there is no end in sight with his contract to save Kate from herself while in public. His interaction with Tony seems to be saying, "Yeah, laugh it up, you only have to put up with her for a few more weeks, I am the one who is stuck with her for a while yet."

Ive Got a Secret - I think you have hit the nail on the head!
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My mother worked full time & raised 9, count 'em 9, children in a 4 bedroom ranch with a bath and a half, no basement, large kitchen and a living room. That was it, no family room etc. 2 of the bedrooms were 10x10, another 12x12. We had 1/2 acre of land and enjoyed every inch of it, even in the snow.

A real mother gets it done without harming her children. A real mother is supportive with her quiet presence and goes to every school concert, play, Scouting event, teacher conference. A real mother makes family-time silliness out of packing 9 lunches the night before, hanging laundry together, birthdays on a dime, cutting coupons and shopping sales together...


Before they were divorced my dad always used to say "You kids dont have much but your mom makes sure everything is clean, pressed and in good repair." I raised my 4 kids the same way - my 3 grown daughters are all college educated (one is working on her doctorate) and they delight in exchanging clothes, coupons, recipies, etc with each other.

Thanks GWoP-ers for letting me vent and stand firm on what a REAL American mother is - not this made up sleazy stuff they are trying to foist on us.

Pattypanda said...

Dustlies - I love it. High high-functioning imbecile hits it on the head. She didn't even know if LA to PA was 3 or 4K miles. Someone obviously coached her on that before she got on the view. I know at 5-6 years old my daughter would have been much more of the Ice Capades Beauty in the Beast crowd. We know whatever she does is for herself and show not the kids. Do you have any hints that she has actually sat down w/ the kids and helped them with homework. Never taught the tups a thing that why they're still in prek.

Riley said...

Kate compares herself to Angelina

Kate Gosselin's kids are not happy about Mommy's new "Dancing with the Stars" gig.

Us Weekly reports that the Gosselin brood has five nannies three days a week while Kate is rehearsing for "DWTS." Her twins Cara and Maddy "seem depressed" and her 5-year old sons Aaden, Collin and Joel "got into trouble at school for talking back to teachers."

But Kate compares her working absence to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's career/family balancing act.

"She says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have lots of kids and their parents are away for long periods, working to support them," a family insider tells the magazine.

Pattypanda said...

Why would Tony go w/ Kate and her family to a concert. You'd think since he's already spending so much time away from his family, he'd want a night with them since they aren't practicing anyway. Wonder if he knew what he was really getting into. If I was his wife, I would have said, you will be home for a family night since you'll be gone the next few days. (And not from being insecure, but from being family oriented)

Pattypanda said...

Wouldn't you have loved to be behind her at the concert and see her trying to dance to the music. Must have been quit a site.

sillyrabbit said...

First, I agree that the Tony and Steve shaking hands photo appears to be photo shopped.

Second, I am not understanding the body gaurd thing? Is Steve ' on duty' 24/7 and taken up permanent residence at the Konpound? It seems in addition to the various cosmetic surgeries/enhancements, Kate has had Steve surgically attached to her side.

linnniepoo said...

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...

Her feet reminds me of Cinderella's stepsister Anastasia when she was cramming her huge feet into the dainty glass slipper. LOL! It was painful to watch in an animated movie; it's even more painful to see in real life!

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Kelly said...
The trip to the Taylor Swift concert was a ruse. They made it look like Kate was being the dutiful Mom and taking her daughters to a concert in Philly when the real truth is this:
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That makes sense. I thought the little kids are too young for a Taylor Swift concert. And I also thought it odd that the bodyguard and the dance teacher would go together to the concert.

jsl said...

Be Done Now -- your mother sounds like a role model for us all!

Katie711 said...

This is something that I have thought of for quit sometime.. And I apologize if this has been talked about already. Hearing comments about how Khate and her lover (oops I mean bodyguard lol ) are dressing alike and spending SO much time together and she calls it WAIT FOR IT, WAIT FOR IT..... RIDICULOUS!!!! If she WASNT having an affair with him then why not simply get a new security detail.. I have said since he came into the picture that she does NOT NEED a bodyguard but she is such a " BIG SHOT" in her own mind that she needs to have one. So if she doesnt like people calling her out on it then GET A NEW bg. And I dont get how Steve's wife puts up with all this. If I were her I would have cut that cord a LONG LONG LONG time ago. Everyone that comes into Khate's life Khate RUINS them. How very sad.

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...

Kelly said...
The trip to the Taylor Swift concert was a ruse...Kate, Tony and Steve caught a red eye out of Philadelphia Airport that evening to fly to LA. The concert was less than 5 miles from the airport...The tups were driven back home alone in the limo that evening, out of site from the paps, escorted by one of the nannies, who was already at the concert, waiting for them to arrive....
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Totally makes sense!! That's why we don't see any shots of her AT the concert, leaving the concert, or going home. What a fake-a$$, lying biatch. What an awful Mom

wramblinwreck said...

The photo of Steve and Tony shaking hands is a really bad attempt at photoshopping. Tony's feet are pointed the wrong way, and you can see the line under his feet that doesn't match the surface of the driveway, their hands are not clasped in a handshake and the thumb is blurred, plus there's a blur over Steve's foot. They're not making eye contact, it's obvious Tony is looking in a different direction.

I don't understand why Steve is still out and about with Kate. Her public appearances lately have not been for TLC, so is ABC paying him? Did Kate insist that ABC "hire" Steve before she agreed to doing DWTS??

Denise said...

Tony tweeted that they were on their way at a little after midnight:

# On our way to LA! I can't wait for monday :-) 12:57 AM Mar 20th via UberTwitter

I Have A Secret said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year."

Not true. How do you know this? Source?



Oh but it is true my dear. It's impossible to post a source on here. I would if I could.
Can you source that it's NOT true? How do you know it's not true?

Think about it. All of it. She's been getting ready for a year. Not with Tony, though.

KyPastor said...

Can't See Sheep said,
Whoever posted it I agree there is something up with the photo of Steve & Tony shaking hands. Need someone savvy in this stuff to take a look at it. I can't put my finger on what about is bugging me, but something certainly is.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84489#photogallery-title

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To me, it looks like they are about to run into each other. It is not a natural looking photo in the least. The blurry hand tells me it's two separate photos blended together. I can do that on some photo program I have on my computer.

With regards to Dancing with Stars,
I am sure the contestants get many months advance notice. They probably have to submit to a medical exam and be cleared for strenuous activity. They have to clear time from their schedules,
make plans for childrens' care, and
begin a stretching and toning regime. Otherwise, they would be
unable to dance safely.

Some of the stars may be retired from active work, but others have
sports practices, stage appearances
or other planned activity they have to work around. To spring this on even a sporatically working person would be unfair.
It would also be dangerous.

KatesDancingHooves said...

Funny, no paparazzi at the Philly airport snapping Kate, Steve & Tony as they jet off to LA? Interesting where these paps appear & don't appear.

Katie711 said...

Im sorry but I too am having a hard time believing that Khate has been getting ready for DWTS for a year now. She had NO idea that she was going to be on the show and she just threw the bone out there that she wanted to be on DWTS on the Jay Leno show. Dont mean to sound harsh but I would need proof that she was indeed practicing for a year. Sorry :(

dothehokeypokey said...

I viewed the photo of Steve and Tony shaking hands and the blurring looks like a shadow of something, possibly a tree branch. Steve appears to be exhausted from everything and has had enough. He looks like he's going to crack if Kate continues with DWTS week after week and all the drama. He's going to need a very long vacation or early retirement once his contract with TLC and Kate is finished. And again, she uses her children and a concert to cover up leaving town late Friday evening.

BMWoP said...

Denise said...
Tony tweeted that they were on their way at a little after midnight:

# On our way to LA! I can't wait for monday :-) 12:57 AM Mar 20th via UberTwitter

3/21/2010 12:08 PM


I saw that. I thought Kate insisted she'd be with the kids Wednesday thru Sunday? And here she is already leaving PA late on a Friday night.

More Kate spin and lies. Should've known.

wickedwebweweave said...

The trip to the Taylor Swift concert was a ruse...Kate, Tony and Steve caught a red eye out of Philadelphia Airport that evening to fly to LA.

I absolutely agree!

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

KyPastor said...
Can't See Sheep said,
Whoever posted it I agree there is something up with the photo of Steve & Tony shaking hands. Need someone savvy in this stuff to take a look at it. I can't put my finger on what about is bugging me, but something certainly is.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84489#photogallery-title
*********

I think the picture is photo-shopped. Betcha the two of them never even met! Look at the size of their heads -- either Steve's is abnormally large, or Tony's is abnormally small. A very sloppy job.

BTW, I see Khate has got Tony running errands for her at Target!

Somewhereinoh said...

"She says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have lots of kids and their parents are away for long periods, working to support them," a family insider tells the magazine.

I thought Kate was ALL about marketing herself as the typical 'SINGLE' mother who has to work. Celebrity name dropping = Apples and oranges.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

LauraT said...
*snipped* i will be my desert that in the summer new episodes will appear. They will claim they filmed during school holidays.

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Maybe that's why we are suddenly seeing the children in mitchy-matchy summer outfits while it's still cold out?

karma said...

Please replace the duck's pic on the top of the site with the "mad mama" pic. This is really all about kate anyway, and I havn't seen another pic that captures her dark soul like the mad mama pic.

kate's an idiot said...

Midnight serenade, so where DID and does Kate go when Jon has the kids? Does she own a condo in Baltimore? Does she stay in the Orphanage? Why would she sometimes stay in a hotel?

she is evil said...

What a sad image: two little pre-K girls riding home late at night in a limo with their babysitter while their whorish mother leaves them yet again to pursue fame and fortune. One can argue whether the girls were too young to go to the concert in the first place. No one can argue that they were way too young to be left at said concert, even if with a babysitter. And to think that Kate had been on only ONE plane ride before she began this sad exploitation of her kids. Now she's a jetsetter with a bodyguard? It would be a pathetic joke if not for those poor neglected kids.

Brummygirl said...

"She's leaving on a jet plane
Don't know when she'll be back again"

This should be the kids' song. THIS is why we get so mad at Kate, all the subterfuge over what? Everyone knows she is going to L.A., what does she think she gains with these lies?
She is past everyone thinking she is an ideal mother.
Oh those poor kids, I hope someone is giving them some hugs, the young ones are so oblivious of their mother's schemes.
Shame on you Kate Gosselin!!

aphotodoeslie said...

The photo of Steve and Tony is clearly photo shopped! #1 Tony is not extending his arm. His 'hand' is next to his body. #2 Extremely poor job of the grasping of hands. Steve's thumb doesnt even look attached to his hand. #3 Steve and Tony are supposedly in the 'same place' shaking hands, but clearly their body language upon 'approach' proves otherwise.
Im not sure the purpose or what is to gain by presenting a photograph of a meeting that never took place?

KyPastor said...

Katie711 said...
Im sorry but I too am having a hard time believing that Khate has been getting ready for DWTS for a year now. She had NO idea that she was going to be on the show and she just threw the bone out there that she wanted to be on DWTS on the Jay Leno show. Dont mean to sound harsh but I would need proof that she was indeed practicing for a year. Sorry :(

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I didn't mean to imply she had been PRACTICING for a year, only that she has known about her selection on DWTS for months in order to arrange her schedule around it.

Personally, I think the Jay Leno
comment about wanting to be on DWTS
was a bone for the AUDIENCE, not
for ABC. I really think she was
starting the controvesy about that possibility right there on the spot. Self promotion is a sly thing. It would keep her in the spotlight, and promote her a little earlier than everyone else.

chesterctymom said...

Denise said...
Tony tweeted that they were on their way at a little after midnight:

# On our way to LA! I can't wait for monday :-) 12:57 AM Mar 20th via UberTwitter


Uh oh...Tony is going to be in trouble now...he let the big secret slip...

Still At It said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year."

In my March 26 Entertainment Weekly, from executive producer Conrad Green (page 40), said that "Initially, Green's team focused on a handful of linchpin gets, which meant locking in Aldrin, Gosselin, and Anderson early on."

Maybe not a year ago, but she definitely knew well before most others were negotiated.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Remember when:

She and Jon left sick kids with Jodie just so that Jon could get his freebie and tv camera-ready hair transplant?

&

after her freebie abdominoplasty, in her usual true drama queen fashion, K8 eeked out a tear (on camera, of course) and said she'd missed her kids too much and would never again be apart from them for that many days ever again?

&

during the divorce she arrogantly (to those who have had to learn to be gracious a bout splitting holidays with a former spouse) that she'd NEVER spend a holiday without her kids
???

Is there ANYTHING, anything AT ALL that is genuine, honest, real about the caricature that is K8G?

GoPoshGo said...

HoovesCrammedInHookerHeels said...
GoPoshGo, I have to giggle! No matter what I change my ID to, you still just call me "toe".

I love it! haha!

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Toe -- Rest assured that I have *thoroughly* enjoyed the evolution of your ID, which has described the progression of Kate's feet/footwear calamities with such creativity and humor. But it was the Flintstone Toe moniker that first made me laugh out loud, and remains my favorite (in fact, it STILL makes me laugh out loud!). Thanks for the chuckles!

SoCalGal said...

I was just ove on the ROL site. Evidently, Tiger Woods actually had a press conference answering questions about his fall from grace.
An ESPN reporter is questioning him. And boy there are no kid gloves being used.
This guy (Tom Rinaldi) needs to interview Khate.
Her head would explode.

Photoshopped Photo! said...

The Big Wooden Spoon said...
KyPastor said...
Can't See Sheep said,
Whoever posted it I agree there is something up with the photo of Steve & Tony shaking hands. Need someone savvy in this stuff to take a look at it. I can't put my finger on what about is bugging me, but something certainly is.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/photogallery?nid=70074&fid=84489#photogallery-title
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I think the picture is photo-shopped. Betcha the two of them never even met! Look at the size of their heads -- either Steve's is abnormally large, or Tony's is abnormally small. A very sloppy job.

BTW, I see Khate has got Tony running errands for her at Target!

3/21/2010 2:08 PM
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That photo of Steve and Tony is definitely photoshopped! Their hands are not right, their head size is not right, their feet are not right, the lighting/shadow is not right...

This makes me so sick.... who in the world is doing this kind of cr*p? Who is making money off this wretched woman?

Disgusting.

Holy Mackerel said...

Have y'all ever noticed that when you comment on an article or something to do with the Gosselins ( mostly Kate ), that when someone is a sheeple, usually nobody attacks them for their positive opinion, but if a non-fan says something negative about Kate, the sheeple go berserk and attack the non-fan with so much venom and hate? And they call us haters?

Wow. What is their deal?

Well, we know they can't be right in the head in the first place if they are a Kate fan, but geez....they are brutal if you talk smack about their precious Kate.

I made a little comment about Kate and just said "I hope she goes first", and seconds later some fan went ballistic and started calling me names and telling me to get a life and went on and on and on with a tirade! Good gravy! Take a pill you psycho.

Gimme Gimme said...

Wow, Big Wooden Spoon, you are so insightful...thinking about it, they have done this before with banner thing. Those concert outfits were way summerish and it had to be cold out at night and that concert did not let out early, either, I am sure. I am in the south and we still use heat at night. Ugghhh..the things they get by with. I am so glad to see new people coming on and giving in their insight. Maybe that is a sign that people are finally starting to catch on. I also doubt very seriously that seeing Taylor Swift was high on the list of things they would like to do with their mom before she went away, yet again.

Gimme Gimme said...

I meant to add that I am sure they have met because Steve is always around now that she is back in the limelight and can't imagine that she would have gone to LA the first time without him mainly, I think because she doesn't want to be alone or rather that TLC doesn't want her to be alone. There is no telling what she would do if not under someone's watchful eye.

Gimme Gimme said...

I can visualize TLC telling Kate they were going to make her a big star, to get in shape, that she was going to break out on DWTS after the divorce knowing that it would take her a long time (a year) to do so because by tons of footage, she is basically lazy.

That could have also been their carrot to keep her from jumping ship with the kids to another network for more money, which could have easily been done.

But I don't think she has been dancing, by the footage w/ her and Tony, unless it is a big ruse too and she breaks out way better than expected. You can't buy rhythm and she certainly does not have that. I cannot see anyone who won't bend at the waist to talk to or help their kids at eye level shaking her hips and flying through the air, landing on her feet and gliding around the dance floor.

And most especially, I can't see her being sexy, except in that silly, squeely, old time girlish way, slapping, hawing, and carrying on; thus, the sexy clothes, I suppose.

Gimme Gimme said...

Did she just take 2 of the little girls to the concert? Did Mady and Cara not go along w/ all the girl tups? Not been keeping up. Just curious.

Exhausted said...

Clever detective work on the Taylore Swift concert thing. So can we safely say that there really are no rogue paparazzi following Kate around? If she is so bothered by non-hired photographers, why never any pictures of Kate's secret hideout? Why no pictures of Kate arriving at the airport so ahead of schedule? It seems that very few things come out about this wench that she doesn't want to.

Can't See Sheep said...

KyPastor said...
I didn't mean to imply she had been PRACTICING for a year, only that she has known about her selection on DWTS for months in order to arrange her schedule around it.
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I agree about kate possibly knowing well in advance. We all know her, we all know she's not going to do a second more work than she has to & certainly not going to practice dancing a moment more than need be. Remember this woman thinks she's a natural at whatever she decides she's good at, at that moment. She would take all the short cuts she could via plastic surgery to look in shape. I find it all totally plausible.

I too think DWTS was dropped on Leno to see how the notion of it would be received.

Exhausted said...
So can we safely say that there really are no rogue paparazzi following Kate around? If she is so bothered by non-hired photographers, why never any pictures of Kate's secret hideout? (snipped)
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You know if kate gets the celebrity she craves all that will change. We will know where kate is all the time & she'll not be able to creep off for cuddle time with Steve.

Ohio Buckeye said...
Is there ANYTHING, anything AT ALL that is genuine, honest, real about the caricature that is K8G?
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You paint an accurate visage of frighteningly bleak person & sometimes it's hard to believe she's real & not someone made up, like an evil queen in a fairytale. The only things genuine about kate are her greediness & boundless narcissism & that were all that's real stops with her.

silimom said...

"I'm still seeing Farrah in that look Kate is sporting. "

Funny. I was thinking she looked like Miss Piggy in those "Give a day, get a day" commercials for Disneyland.

Jenny said...

I swear I don't know how the woman is going to cope when she no longer has two men and a bunch of nannies around to do her bidding. It's like she booted Jon but was able to keep Steve on TLC's payroll, who we've seen doing all manner of gopher duty for her... and now she uses Tony also for such things as picking up her Starbucks coffee and running little errands at Target. I'm sure if she has her own show at some point, she'll get the crew to do things for her like she did with the old crew. She's such a user.

I predict that when this is all over, she's going to have some real issues to deal with in not having all the attention she's become so accustomed to nor having anyone to control or to do things for her, let alone the chore of getting reacquainted with 8 little kids again who probably barely have a relationship with her as it is beyond her telling them to, "Do this and do that." I think when that time comes, it's going to FINALLY hit her how all alone she is in this world without paid helpers...or family & friends that she's long since kicked to the curb. Talk about alone. I'm guessing that THAT will be her wake up call.

Vanessa said...

In her People interview, she claims that her being gone all this time does not effect her kids. Her "job" allows large blocks of time to be at home. What's better? Going to a job all day and then just being home for a few hours? I think children are in need of CONSISTENCY kate? ROUTINE? They don't know from one day to the next if you're going to be there or not!

silimom said...

But here is where, I believe, Kate is blessed. I could be completely wrong because the reality is I truly don't know any of these people. However I think when (and if) Kate fades and the paid help leaves and she finally realizes the cost of her trip down the road to reality stardom her family will welcome her back like the prodigal daughter.

I could be wrong. Too much water may be under the bridge but if Kate is truly repetant I think her parents and even Jodi and Kevin will forgive her. It will be up to Kate and whether or not she allows her pride to get in the way.

ihatefrogs said...

"I'm still seeing Farrah in that look Kate is sporting. "

Funny. I was thinking she looked like Miss Piggy in those "Give a day, get a day" commercials for Disneyland.


I agree. Farrah wore her hairstyle effortlessly. As for the comparing Kate's head of a thousand weaves to that of Miss Piggy's. Spot On.

Vanessa said...

You know she's being told by her PR/managers/agents that what she is doing IS A JOB! THEY don't get paid if she's not "working" If you're told over and over again that this is a business and this is how you're going to make a living, and if you've got your head so far up your butt, you're going to believe it!

Why were only 2 of the tups at the concert?

Tony is just doing this gig, will have to put up with her for whatever time is needed and will go on to the next season. He'll ALWAYS have a job, whether it's on DWTS or not, he's a PROFESSIONAL.

True, how has she not lost any weight with all that dancing?
According to People mag, you'll never see a more healthy eater than her highness! Remember when they we're doing the kitchen remodel and "pretending" to be together, but it was already out of the bag? She looked a lot thinner then, what was she doing at that time? How could the rigorous schedule she SHOULD be following not allow her to drop a few pounds?

Anyone new to this site or new to Kate Gosselin PLEASE check out the episodes on youtube! I really think people don't understand what the REAL outrage is all about.

Kermit said...

silimom said...
"I'm still seeing Farrah in that look Kate is sporting. "

Funny. I was thinking she looked like Miss Piggy in those "Give a day, get a day" commercials for Disneyland.
+++++++++++++++
There you go again comparing
Katie Irene to Miss Piggy.

Miss Piggy is a talented and established entertainer.

Please do not compare the two.

BeDoneNow said...

Holy Mackerel said...
Have y'all ever noticed that when you comment on an article or something to do with the Gosselins ( mostly Kate ), that when someone is a sheeple, usually nobody attacks them for their positive opinion, but if a non-fan says something negative about Kate, the sheeple go berserk and attack the non-fan with so much venom and hate? And they call us haters?
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I read a post on ROL where a sheeple said "If you dont like Kate, then dont post here. Leave the rest of us alone so we can live vicariously through her."

Vicariously? That says to me that these gals cant tell the difference between a real-life person such as Kate, and a soap opera character.

Or perhaps it is a case of thinking that if only THEY could hit and belittle their husbands on TV, belittle, demean, and degrade their children, then THEY TOO will be granted lots of free vacations and material bling.

Dunno but something in reality aint clicking with that whole crowd.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Midnight Serenade said...
"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year.""

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I did not say that. What I said was that she didn't know a year ago. How do I know? Personal knowledge. I think that some on here seem to forget that there are those who are from the same area, same community, and some know her.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I think when that time comes, it's going to FINALLY hit her how all alone she is in this world without paid helpers...or family & friends that she's long since kicked to the curb. Talk about alone. I'm guessing that THAT will be her wake up call."

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You give K8G more credit than I do.

From what I've seen to date, my guess is that she is hopeless and will never GET IT.

To her grave, she will go believing she was better than most yet under appreciated by all.

That wake up call will just ring and ring and go completely unanswered.

K8G is completely lost in her own narcissism. I doubt Sigmund Freud and a magic wand could 'fix' K8G.

IDModo said...

In the photoshopped pic of Tony and Steve, it appears that Tony has two right feet!Since Kate has two left feet, maybe between them they will be able to pull off a dance step or two...I don't see what the point of this picture is except possibly to reassure viewers that Tony and Steve actually are friendly towards each other.My guess is if this is the case, they probably aren't.
The plot Sickens...will this be the next piece of drama in the continuing Soggy ? Stay tuned!

SafetyTrain said...

I can't believe that she views being a "star" as a reliable form of employment. Fame is fleeting. What will she fall back on? She's left herself no options since she views herself as above everyone else. She'll never go back to nursing - too degrading and anonymous. No, if her "career" fails the only option she'll have left is to bag a rich man (good luck on that) or pimp out the kids again. And does she even know thats she's being used? Her backers have figured out that no one likes her, so they're keeping her profitable by banking on the negative attention she draws. Does she not know she's a walking joke? Ugh. I almost feel bad for her.

SafetyTrain said...

Bonnie said...

If she wants to make money dancing she should become a stripper. Goodness knows she has the outfits almost down.
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She seems one step away from that doesn't she? Morally, spiritually, and mentally........

kate's an idiot said...

With her wig/extensions, false eyelashes, too much makeup and fat legs stuffed into shoes, Kate totally looks like Miss Piggy

mommytutres said...

This may be redunant, but where's Jon? Does he not get custody or to be off with the kids when she is in LA?? He must be in hiding b/c he hasn't been photographed in awhile...oh, wait...perhaps he got a job and is working 8-5 somewhere. I would just like to see him refute the nastiness by Kate that he isn't paying child support...anyone out there know diddly or squat?

my9cats said...

Jenny said.....
snipped....

Maybe Tony volunteered to do a Starbucks/Target run just to escape from Madness Manor for a while.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"... Leave the rest of us alone so we can live vicariously through her."
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I think you are right: there's something not clicking in this group.

Besides, somehow 'vicariously' seems a mighty big word for people who want to emulate K8G. I'm doubting K8 admirers know (m)any 5 syllable words.

2badsosad said...

In her People interview, she claims that her being gone all this time does not effect her kids. Her "job" allows large blocks of time to be at home.

This is what really irks me about Kate the delusional logic that her children are some how EXEMPT from being affected by ANYTHING ie, filming, divorce, estrangment from family (grandparents, aunts, uncles), parent being gone for extended period of time. Children can and are affected by any number of circumstances even in the most routine and consistent running households. Sometimes it's not ONLY about a specific circumstance but a combination of several contrubiting factors that can and will effect an INDIVIDUAL child or children collectively. A child may, for the most part, understand that a parent has to work long hours away from home, however, that doesnt mean they arent crying in bed because mommy or daddy isnt home to tuck them in at night.

Secret said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"Midnight Serenade said...
"When she starts spouting the crap that she only had 3 weeks to prepare, don't buy it. She's been preparing for over a year.""

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I did not say that. What I said was that she didn't know a year ago. How do I know? Personal knowledge. I think that some on here seem to forget that there are those who are from the same area, same community, and some know her.

3/22/2010 9:25 AM


We'll just have to respectfully agree to disagree, because she DID know at around this time last year.

I have a solid source ( not from Kate's camp ), and it was a bit evidenced today in the Entertainment Weekly article with an interview with one of the DWTS big wigs.

She knew. She knew for a loooong time.

fidosmommy said...

I just read an article in the NY Daily News that said point-blank that DWTS is using Kate's divisive image for its own ratings. OK, we knew that.

It also had a quote from Laurie Goldberg of TLC basically states TLC is using Kate for its own income. Yep. We knew that, too.
No love there, just money.

But now we have it in print.

Brummygirl said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
K8G is completely lost in her own narcissism. I doubt Sigmund Freud and a magic wand could 'fix' K8G.
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I believe you are right Buckeye!!!

hushhush said...

mommytutres said...
This may be redunant, but where's Jon? Does he not get custody or to be off with the kids when she is in LA?? He must be in hiding b/c he hasn't been photographed in awhile...oh, wait...perhaps he got a job and is working 8-5 somewhere. I would just like to see him refute the nastiness by Kate that he isn't paying child support...anyone out there know diddly or squat?

TLC is making damn sure ( breach of contract 'hush money') that Jon is not to be seen or heard from. The LAST thing they (TLC) want is the focus to be on Jon and AWAY from Kate. Even though TLC is PAYING off Jon for his silence, TLC will recoop those monies with their % of Kate's paycheck from DWTS.

Brummygirl said...

"... Leave the rest of us alone so we can live vicariously through her."
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They are not aiming very high! They must have sad lifestyles!

GoPoshGo said...

Secret said...
I have a solid source (not from Kate's camp). [snipped] She knew. She knew for a loooong time.

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Which would make her performance tonight that much more pathetic. Sheesh. I have two left feet, but I'd like to think that after a year's worth of practice, even *I'd* be judged as something more than a shopping cart. If this is the best Kate can do after a year of training, then the truth is what we've all suspected all along: Kate has no grace, talent, personality, warmth, or star quality. And she needs to go away. Now.

Babsie said...

Dancing is not just about putting your feet in the right direction. It requires intimacy with yourself and your partner. Unfortunately Kate is not an intimate person and it shows in her dancing. My feeling regarding her criticism of being a diva has more to do with her discomfit in pretending to be Kate Gosselin created by TLC. It must be very difficult being aroud other people when you have to constantly maintain this fascade. To dance you must be in touch with your body and your soul. Kate is in touch with neither.

brokenshoppingcart said...

"I did not say that. What I said was that she didn't know a year ago. How do I know? Personal knowledge. I think that some on here seem to forget that there are those who are from the same area, same community, and some know her."

If you really do know her, I am sorry for you. It must be hard to have to be decent to her face in order to maintain enough of a relationship to get this inside info and then come on here and see people bash her.

Tami said...

It is fascinating how the creeps that came out of the woodwork daily with stories about Jon (Hailey, Lohan, Majors, Santoro..) have now disappeared after he settled the suit. If anyone doubted they were keeping up pressure on him just so he would settle, this should convince them. Just like it should be clear Hailey was a plant to begin with..

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Babsie, 8:21pm: well said! I think you've done a great job describing the essence of K8G. It seems she can be defined best by the vacuum that is her heart and soul and her absolute lack of understanding not only herself but those around her. The woman runs on ego.

One wonders what causes a person to develop such a personality - nature vs. nurture or nature + nurture?

Vanessa said...

Checked out "J&K ugly moments" on YOUTUBE and the hits are very low, did they take them off and put them back on again?
Would posting a message on Twitter get out to more people? I don't understand Twitter, but if someone can post a message asking for the public to check out "The UGLY MOMENTS",I think people would be shocked! Can someone do that? =}

Midnight Serenade said...

"I have a solid source ( not from Kate's camp ), and it was a bit evidenced today in the Entertainment Weekly article with an interview with one of the DWTS big wigs."

I don't trust outside sources, no matter how solid they are, especially when they are quoted in EW! I think I'd rather trust what doesn't come from a middle-man, but that's just me!

It really doesn't matter, though. Common sense takes over. Did her performance LOOK like she's known about this for a year? Wouldn't you think that, with her "drive," she would have started practicing then? It's obvious that performance was the result of only a short series of practices.

shoshanah said...

I've seen the hair extensions, the tooth veneers, the
fake boobs, fake tan, fake nails, fake smiles, hooker heels, mini-skirts, all with the purpose of trying to make Kate appear feminine, frilly and friendly.
FOOOEY!

If that's the goal of her being on DWTS, they should change the name of the show to MISSION IMPOSSIBLE!

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mommytutres said...

So, when doesn Jon's contract expire with TLC??

Kressy said...

Someone tell me why the hell Kate gets a "Woman in Business" bio on About.com??

http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/famouswomenentrepreneurs/p/Kate-Gosselin.htm

flipper said...

It makes me sick to see her on ABC's front page, but at least all the comments are negative. I don't think they posted this (I tried to put it through as a comment) but more people need to know that this is in her past as well --> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1400462/posts

JennN said...

Jake tweeted he met Kate backstage and said she was nice and glad she was not letting the negative publicity get to her.

BeDoneNow said...

flipper said...
It makes me sick to see her on ABC's front page, but at least all the comments are negative. I don't think they posted this (I tried to put it through as a comment) but more people need to know that this is in her past as well --> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1400462/posts
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Because I am laid up with a torn knee, I felt the need to annoy myself and went back and read this link again. It was 5 YEARS AGO and the posters commenting were SPOT ON! 5 YEARS AGO folks posted about her sense of entitlement,wanted a state-paid nanny she could boss around, probably wanting a cook, driver and housekeeper too... AMAZING! If only they could have known how self-entitled Kate would be in 2010!

If I recall correctly, Kate called the journalist who wrote the above article and lashed him/her for 'taking formula out of the mouths' of her babies by printing what she had said and stirring public opinion against her.

Thanks for taking the time to post the link again.

Savannah said...

I'm sick of hearing how people love Kate Gosselin! Of course she's "super nice" and "sweet" etc... She's getting just what she wants. I guess it doesn't matter how you get "there"...dump on people, speak down to them...throw a fit if you can't get what you want! For God's sake, how is it that this woman gets away with treating people so badly and still gets what she wants?
Lol!!!I don't really let her get to me as bad as it sounds. I have enough going on in my own life. Mostly good, Thank God. I just think that Kate Gosselin is a wolf in sheep's clothing. She is sneaky and ill hearted. Maybe it's best she is away from her kids as much as possible. Hopefully they will be exposed to more positive role models to keep them grounded. I actually enjoy watching "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"-

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Babsie, 8:21pm: well said! I think you've done a great job describing the essence of K8G. It seems she can be defined best by the vacuum that is her heart and soul and her absolute lack of understanding not only herself but those around her. The woman runs on ego.
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LOL! Too bad cars can't run on ego. It might not be the cleanest of fuels, but not many egos would be needed only a handful in each state. Although the downside would be having to be around these people when you go to "fill up" your car. kate could probably fuel North & Central America all on her own.

OKOK said...

She may have known about being on the show for long time.

But you probably dont meet your partner and learn the dance until a few weeks before.

Im guessing the dance routine is made up when the dancer meets his partner and learns about thier abilities

The most she could do is get fit, and take care of teeth, hair etc

Nova said...

The train pulled into Gosselin station (built by Kate) about 2 1/2 years ago. She jumped on board with Jon and her eight children. TLC boarded as the engineer and Figure 8 showed up as the crew. There were a few other passengers as well. Then the train slowly pulled out of the station and into infamy. At first, though there were some signs that things were amiss, it didn't seem too bad. As time went on, it became more apparent that this train was headed into dangerous territory.

Kate was ecstatic, and became more and more vocal to have the train speed up even more. The kids began to look nervous and upset, and Jon started to lose patience. One by one, the other passengers jumped to save themselves, or were kicked off the train by Kate when they tried to point out the obvious danger. Then another passenger, Steve, enters the car and whispers words of madness in Kate's ear. Finally, Jon jumped and attempted to rescue his children, but failed. TLC and Kate got him back on the train and locked him in the caboose. He sadly holds his hand up to the glass when Kate allows the kids to come back and look through the viewport to see him, the rest of the time he consoles himself with the search for his 'lost youth'.

Now the kids sit alone, miserable, and afraid; Kate is cackling as she 'dances' maniacally up and down the aisles, and TLC is playing the music loudly enough to drown out any danger signals that may be sounding.

Just like in the movies, time seems to slow and we watch in fascinated horror. This ride is going to end tragically; we just don't know precisely when. We don't know who will escape, who will be injured, or how well they will recover. We wait, we watch, and we wonder if we'll be able to help the survivors in the end. Just like in 'realest' real life.

Save the Gosselin 8

Nova

Charlie Rose said...

Bravo Nova! No truer words have been written.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Nova: And this, too, shall be exploited by TLC and their ilk - we'll, no doubt, see made-for-tv-movies about it all, while everyone cashes in on the 8 kids' misfortunes.

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Ohio Buckeye said...

@Can't See Sheep: LOL, Sheep!! And, I think you're right: K8 could fuel North America all on her own.

Sad thing is, surely K8 and her ego are far more TOXIC to all living creatures than any fuel currently available, bringing us back to Square One ecologically.

Too bad the EPA can't regulate toxic personalities like K8's.

Esperanza said...

From popbitch.com:

Which celebrity mother has been reported to social services about her parenting on at least three occasions?

Could it be our own Katie Irene? One of the insiders was supposed to have overheard her talking about no not children's services again.

Secret said...

OKOK said...
She may have known about being on the show for long time.

But you probably dont meet your partner and learn the dance until a few weeks before.

Im guessing the dance routine is made up when the dancer meets his partner and learns about thier abilities

The most she could do is get fit, and take care of teeth, hair etc

3/24/2010 2:32 AM



Something to chew on....

All of the other dancers were shown meeting their partners for the first time,

except Kate.

Skeptical Viewer said...

Regarding when Kate might have found out she was going to be on DWTS, my guess is that it was both a long time ago and a short while ago.

Names are typically floated far in advance for such shows, and it can take months for negotiations etc. to be completed, during which the celebrity's agent is often cautioning the client "not to get any hopes up" about ultimately getting cast.

So it's possible that Kate used this period to do things like get plastic surgery, just in case she got on the show, but didn't do any dance practicing because she figured, "Why put in all that work when it might not even be necessary?" (The typical response of someone who's never worked hard for anything in her life.)

Can't See Sheep said...

@Nova Loved your description of the Gosselin saga, so sad & so true.

Esperanza said...

From popbitch.com:

Which celebrity mother has been reported to social services about her parenting on at least three occasions?

Could it be our own Katie Irene? One of the insiders was supposed to have overheard her talking about no not children's services again.
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I hope it is, it would be great if it was. It would at least show that they have been trying to do their job. The Gosselin 8 have become the new Dione quints. It's too bad that not everyone learns from history. Those kids could very well suffer their entire lives for kate's poor choices.


Ohio Buckeye said...
Sad thing is, surely K8 and her ego are far more TOXIC to all living creatures than any fuel currently available, bringing us back to Square One ecologically.
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Yep, that's the downside to that kind of fuel. They should have a version of Survivor, Narcissist, Wannabe Celebrity Survivor. Ship all the wannabes to an island, leave cameras so they'll stay there & let them figure out how to get along with each other far away from civilization.

As far as how long kate has known about being on DWTS, she could have known for a long time, but has always struck me as being incredibly lazy & probably practices no more than she absolutely has to. I bet she even has to be pushed to do that. She's wanted everything simply handed to her for far too long. I'd bet she was a kid who had a lot handed to her, she seems far too entitled to have developed this as an adult.

bleeting sheeple said...

Whatever happened to that family......
Bit of insomnia this morning led me to the TV for refuge. Scanned the channels and saw that Jon and Kate plus 8 was on and against my better judgement I decided to tune in.
The featured episode was Jon's 30th birthday.
I watched that episode closely, and was so saddened to see where this family has gone in 3 short years. Kate actually acted normal, like a housewife and mother acts. You could see a small spark of affection and caring toward Jon and her marriage. Seeing her small circle of friends and family around her was nice- Beth and her family, Jodi and Kevin and the kids.... everyone pleasantly pulling together for his event. The biggest thing that struck me in that whole episode was when they were at the restaurant eating dinner, and after the announcement of the trip- watching the interaction. To my suprise I saw for the first time Kate actually was LAUGHING- not a preened for the camera laugh, but genuine belly laughing- and as well everyone at that table laughing heartily. During that whole episode she seemed gentler and kinder. I noticed when they got to Florida when she and Jon were walking on the beach how slim and modest she was in her Tank-kini. She was fresh faced, no make up and she actually looked like a young mom.
Cut to March 2010- physically she has morphed into a "barbie" doll, with the implants, heavy makeup and fake hair. She has no genuine air to her persona anymore.... just a robot machine for publicity and money making. Gone is her circle of close friends and family. I truly don't think I have seen this woman GENUINELY laugh or be happy since that episode. How sad is that?
We can go on and on as to who was responsible for the breakdown of that marriage. Truth is, we all know it takes two to tango and I'm sure they both had a part in it. Bottom line is unfortunately 50% or so of marriages fail nowadays. But those who this happens to go back to life and keep chugging along. You recover and heal.
I truly believe that Kates friendship with Beth led to her greed. This is by no fault of Beth, but due to the fact that Beth had a gorgeous house, cute family and nice husband. Kate saw those material things and probably decided she wanted "That Life" too.
In this episode, Kate herself said one of the main reasons they moved to the "old house" was because Jodi and Kevin were right around the corner. That house was a lovely home in a very nice neighborhood with a good sized yard. I think most Americans would be very happy and content to live somewhere like that, compounded with the fact you have family close by. When did it suddenly stop being good enough for Kate? WHY did it stop being good enough? Was she trying to "one up" or keep up with the Carson's?
Whatever the mechanics were regarding Jodi and Kevin and the supposed $$$ for episodes they appeared in we may never know. But if the story goes as we have been fed, WHY would you begrudge your FAMILY getting a little slice of the pie in regards to money?
It's all just so so sad.
She danced on DWTS- with no family or friends there to support her. No exchanges of looks of support for her when she got slammed by the judges. No one to meet up with after the performance for hugs and encouragement.... BUT... she got a paycheck....for the kids..... and she's just a "regular" mom. If she was the woman I saw in this episode, it would be much more believable and would garner more support for her 'cause'. Instead I see a woman obsessed with celebrity and her own image and angry angry angry.
If this is what becoming enamored with material/worldly goods turns you into, I guess I don't want to win the lottery folks. I'll keep my middle American life.......and my family and friends. Money can't buy you those things... or Love.

ladtseesitall said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
@Nova: And this, too, shall be exploited by TLC and their ilk - we'll, no doubt, see made-for-tv-movies about it all, while everyone cashes in on the 8 kids' misfortunes.
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HAHAHAH, thats's really good. Of course TLC will do the special on kids who were exploited by their parents for money.Then we can see all the exploiting footage that didnt make it into the show.

Also i think that the entire family back under contract means J and K cant come up with some sort of lawsuit agains tlc, jon gets cash to keeep him quiet and to pay child support and katie gets her full time body guard.

Also i dont think Kate gets to keep all the money she makes on dwts. If TLC is acting as her management, they probably get a good cut of it.

They cant have a family under contract unless said family in bring tlc income. I predict more episodes this summer...

cowsgo moo said...

She could have known about being on the show for a long time and started to make herself "pretty"

But you probably dont meet the dance partner and learn the dance until a few weeks before

Jonathan, Jonathan, whereartthou? said...

Is it possible Jon hasn't been with the kids all this time?

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/03/25/2010-03-25_dumped_jon_gosselin_kicked_to_the_curb_by_25yearold_girlfriend_morgan_christie.html

If this is true it seals it. Jon doesn't want to spend time with his kids and the custody arrangement has nothing to do with it. He could have requested to care for the 8 on the days Kate wasn't in PA and easily been granted that. Until I see court documents stating he at least put in the effort I'll assume he is nothing more than your typical absentee father.

season 5 said...

"Also i think that the entire family back under contract means J and K cant come up with some sort of lawsuit agains tlc, jon gets cash to keeep him quiet and to pay child support and katie gets her full time body guard."
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I don't think they signed anything new, I think the phrase TLC used is that the entire Gosselin family REMAINS under contract. Jon's contract will expire in April or May. Not sure about the kids, but it would be logical if theirs expired as well.

My best guess is that TLC used the court case to enforce the terms of the Gosselins' current contract, which expires pretty soon.

We'll just have to wait and see if Jon signed a new contract allowing the kids to be filmed.

IMO, he didn't because TLC would have already been touting the return of Kate Plus 8.

The way they phrased it "remains under contract" gives me hope that Jon refused to let them film the children and all TLC can do is enforce the existing contract for a couple months, at the most.

Katie711 said...

I just read that Morgan dumped Jon. She said she was tired of him being lazy and not doing anything. Im sorry but I was Team Jon for SO long but this dude spun out of control so hard and so fast that I feel sorry for him. I hope he ends up back on his feet. Hope he goes into hiding for a long time and emerges a better man.

Vanessa said...

Wow Bleatingsheeples,
What a great post, I hope Kate is reading here!

silimom said...

So news on the wire is Jon just got dumped by Morgan Christie. Apparently he's been lying around in her Santa Barbara condo not doing anything and she got tired of it.

Can you say major depression? Can you say the msn needs some professional help (and not from a TLC rabbi)?

Jon, make whatever amends you need to with your family, statly with your mom or brothers and grow up. Your 15 min are over. Your kids need you. Get in therapyband on meds if necessary. Go back to school, get a job and start living your life again. Hang out with people your age. Be with your kids. Take responsibility for the choices you've made and move on. Living well is the best revenge. When the cameras do their "whatever happened to?" Have something to show.

Bah said...

bleeting sheeple said...
Whatever happened to that family......
Kate actually acted normal, like a housewife and mother acts. You could see a small spark of affection and caring toward Jon and her marriage. Seeing her small circle of friends and family around her was nice- Beth and her family, Jodi and Kevin and the kids.... everyone pleasantly pulling together for his event

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I see it another way.

Kate was in a good mood because she was getting an all expenses paid vacation to FLorida with her husband.

Beth and Jodi in their sweet way were happy for them and accomodated all her requests.

FREEBIES and PEOPLE DOING HER BIDDING equals HAPPY KATE

Jonjon said...

Katie711 said...
I just read that Morgan dumped Jon. She said she was tired of him being lazy and not doing anything. Im sorry but I was Team Jon for SO long but this dude spun out of control so hard and so fast that I feel sorry for him. I hope he ends up back on his feet. Hope he goes into hiding for a long time and emerges a better man.
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I think Jon has come full circle. He says when Kate met him he was bumming around with no goals. He is no place better what 10 years or so later.

He didnt have drive or guidance at 18 to go to college, secure a career path.

Then came the show and life was easy going again.

Unfortunately while he relaxed ( took care of kids, did what kate, tlc told him to), kate was putting things into place to launch herself and get some sort of celebrity career going, even if it meant stepping on and abusing Jon in the process.

She may have used him, but she was sure smart to have a plan laid out for herself.

Jon is lost and as someone else said here, he is depressed.

Just go to a local college, and just do one course any course.

It will give hime something to do daily and will do wonders for his esteem.

WAKE UP said...

silimom said...
Take responsibility for the choices you've made and move on. Living well is the best revenge. When the cameras do their "whatever happened to?" Have something to show.
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Yes we know Kate was slimy and abusive. But I'm sure Jon dished his own to her as well.

But get over it. Kate has gone on with her life and is carving a life out for herself.

Tty and do sonething on your own; ir does not have to be on tv.

That rabbi and his manager son doesn't seem to be working out for you, we have yet to see the children's line of furniture etc

Go back to school. learn a trade. Build a quiet life for yourself.

silimom said...

Jon's majorly depressed and needs therapy and medication. I hope his family stages an intervention of some sort. And I do pray that from this experience, Jon will grow up. Because that's what it boils down to - he's had people taking care of him for the majority of his adult life. He's never had to stand on his own two feet until now. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to learn how to do that.

As for him being in Santa Barbara this whole time -has anyone noticed that it was the end of February the last time he was with the kids? I would say that this would appear to be their custody arrangement, for whatever reason. And if the reports are to be believed, Jon has asked to watch the kids while she's gone and Kate has said no, regardless of her claims in People mag.

Again, Jon's to do list should be as follows:

1) Apologize to your family. Move back in with your mom or one of your brothers.

2) Take an honest look at your finances. Get some financial counseling. Consumer Credit Counseling is non-profit and there are agencies all over the country.

3) Figure out what you might like to do with your life and pursue it. If it means going back to college, do it. If it means going to vocational school, do it. If it means starting your own business do it.

4) Accept the fact that your reality career is probably over, unless someone wants to film you getting back on your feet.

5) Be with your kids whenever you're allowed.

6) Get your own house. Not an apartment, unless that's truly all you can afford, but a house is better. When it's your custody time with the kids, take them to your house.

angelpat1 said...

Pam mocked Kate by saying Check at the end of the show. I haven't seen any mention of this, sorry if someone posted it already. When Kate was on Jimmy Kimmel she stated "she was going to win". Jimmy started to name contestants she thinks she can beat with Buzz being the first one mentioned. Kates reply was "CHECK"! Then, on dancing with the stars, after Pam was finished dancing, Brooke asked Pam (in her after dance interview), why she wanted to dance in front of millions? Pam replied "just more fun to add to the list, CHECK"! She even made a checkmark with her hand like Kate did. All the other contestants behind Pam show faces of surprise, and then they all laugh! I was always suspect of the two of them together because when Pam had her reality show she would not let anyone film her kids. She said they could film her doing anything, but her kids were off limits. She said it was unhealthy and they are too young to make that choice for themselves.
They can spin it all they want, but not EVERYONE loves Kate on that show...;) (PAM 1 KART 0 ) I smell an injury. Kate is no match for Pam Anderson!

Gimme Gimme said...

I read somewhere that Jon was also at the Taylor Swift concert and that all the kids went. I think Kate taking the 2 girls was just for the photo op. I don't imagine that Jon is missing any of time with the kids or Kate would be shouting it from the rooftops--same if he did not pay his child support. She brought her sister in for damage control and even though she said Jon could do extra time on the View in another interview she said he could not. I would imagine that he is doing all he could do. I would like to see him get a place nearby that he could take the kids too. They must surely have cabin fever, being in the middle of nowhere as one of them once said and hardly ever getting to leave the konpound.

bleeting sheeple said...

Bah said...
___________________
I see it another way.

Kate was in a good mood because she was getting an all expenses paid vacation to FLorida with her husband.

Beth and Jodi in their sweet way were happy for them and accomodated all her requests.

FREEBIES and PEOPLE DOING HER BIDDING equals HAPPY KATE
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Bah, I agree with you in every other episode I watched, and after I stopped watching the show a couple years ago, what I saw via u tube clips. But there was something in this particular episode.... who knows maybe that was her one "Emmy Award" performance.
All I know is it was just sickening sad to see the transformation due to the greed and narcissism. Kinda like one of those weight loss commercials... before/after (mind you talking about the physical transformation and ONLY the niceness/genuine type actions of THIS ONE particular episode).
And all of this for the love of money and her own narcissism. It's just pathetic and sad.

Renee Wilson said...

WAKEUP interesting you post that Jon should "Build a quiet life for yourself." Why can't Kate do the same thing for herself and the children?

Plain and simple because she doesn't want to fade away. She wants to remain in the limelight for HERSELF.

Let's be real for once shall we? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kate is in this for Kate alone.

So perhaps yes Kate should WAKEUP.

Midnight Serenade said...

"They must surely have cabin fever, being in the middle of nowhere as one of them once said and hardly ever getting to leave the konpound."

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LOL!! They are NOT in the middle of nowhere, and they do get to leave the konpound!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"He could have requested to care for the 8 on the days Kate wasn't in PA and easily been granted that. Until I see court documents stating he at least put in the effort I'll assume he is nothing more than your typical absentee father."

How do you know that he didn't? You can assume all you want, but it's not true. He is there for his kids, when she allows him to be.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Cut to March 2010- physically she has morphed into a "barbie" doll, with the implants, heavy makeup and fake hair. She has no genuine air to her persona anymore.... just a robot machine for publicity and money making"

She looked so very much better a few years ago -- fresh, natural...she was not unattractive, and looked her age. The makeover has done nothing for her except to age her dramatically, and given her a very plastic look. She really needs to be careful with all of the surgery and injections. Think Bruce Jenner, Sally Jessy, Kenny Rogers, Donatella Versace...

IDModo said...

I'm sure Jon has heard all the advice about getting a job, going to school, moving near the kids a million times and is choosing not to avail himself of it. If he is truly clinically depressed, he may not be able to muster up the energy to do any of it, in which case he needs someone whom he finds trustworthy to help him get some therapy quickly! And this should be with a real therapist who is not an exploiter like Dr.Phil or Dr.Drew.
If he's not clinically depressed , we are wasting a lot of energy trying to help someone who obviously doesn't want to take good advice.
Much as I like Jon for his sincere concern and love for his kids, I am beginning to wonder whether he is as delusional as Kate about his entitled place in the universe, but he's just not crafty enough to make it all work in his favour.
I hope he proves me wrong about this because I had hoped that the kids had at least one semi-sane parent!
Jon-as-victim is beginning to be almost as ugly as Kate-as-victim.They both need to get their priorities straight and stop playing dress-up.

IDModo said...

Silimom, I didn't mean to sound as if I was minimizing your very good advice as to what Jon should do...I'm just getting so frustrated with his seeming inability to pull up his socks. Those kids seem to be his only lifeline to worthwhile and healthy relationships, and that's far too much responsibility to put on children. Of course there is a lot we aren't allowed to know about Jon's life, and maybe he has other sources of normalcy that we don't know about. I'm hoping that's the case. Sorry if I sounded snarky towards all the people who have his best interests, and the children's, at heart.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: The Jon's B'day episode:

I, too, can remember only ONE instance of observing K8 have a genuine laugh, and it was on this episode. Amazing what a little wine can do.

All the rest of the time (and I do mean ALL) on HER show, K8 has been obnoxious, mean, impatient, no class, and she kinda coughs up her cackle as if it's a hairball - in a word, K8G is just GROSS.

And I also agree that K8G was happy because the entire epi was pretty much The K8 Show, portraying her as this incredibly organized and loving (HA!) mom and wife who, despite having 8 small children, is able to single handedly pull off an incredible b'day party and trip to Fla for her hubs' b'day. Amazing Saint K8.

I thought the TRUE K8 was revealed in that episode when she found a way to be center of attention (as always) by sunburning herself to a crisp, so that she was the care receiver yet again.

K8's always happiest when a) everything is all about HER and b) when others dutifully accept her delegation to them all the real work of any situation (even back then she was delegating who should lift and tote what to the dinner party FOR her).

K8 GROSS-lin.

And now she 'dances'.
Just when we thought we'd already seen her at her grossest.

Jonathan, Jonathan whereartthou? said...

Pa Mom Knows said...
"He could have requested to care for the 8 on the days Kate wasn't in PA and easily been granted that. Until I see court documents stating he at least put in the effort I'll assume he is nothing more than your typical absentee father."

How do you know that he didn't? You can assume all you want, but it's not true. He is there for his kids, when she allows him to be.
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How do you know it's not true. Isn't that an assumption too? It's not for Kate to allow him to see the kids, it's for the courts to decide. Again, IF it's true that Jon has been in CA all this time with his newest GF that would be reason enough to belief he didn't file any papers with the court.

my9cats said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
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"I thought the TRUE K8 was revealed in that episode when she found a way to be center of attention (as always) by sunburning herself to a crisp, so that she was the care receiver yet again."

To me it was Kate's excuse to avoid being 'close' to Jon on their 'alone' trip. The stupid woman was a nurse' She should have known better. Gads Kate must have been an awful nurse. Healthcare's gain is America's loss.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"How do you know it's not true. Isn't that an assumption too?"

Because I live here. I don't assume anything! ;-)

jasmine said...

I have to wonder if TLC will option to keep the Gosselins under contract for another year. The 2008 contract had two additional years. Even if filming of the children has permanently stopped, TLC is probably making a lot of money from international marketing of the Gosselins.

Pony said...

"It's not for Kate to allow him to see the kids, it's for the courts to decide. Again, IF it's true that Jon has been in CA all this time with his newest GF that would be reason enough to belief he didn't file any papers with the court."

Um... not exactly. In the vast majority of custody cases, the custodial parent always has the legal ability to temporarily grant the non-custodial parent the right to see/stay with the children. No trip to court is needed at all. All that is required is for the two parents to communicate with each other as rational adults who have their children's best interest in mind. The only way that Jon would need to file papers with the courts would be if he asked Kate if he could take care of his children while she is gallivanting around LA and Kate refused. That said, just because he apparently hasn't been with the kids except on his regular time, doesn't mean he didn't try. He could have sougt a court order and been turned down.

PJ said...

Sounds like people who live near Kate know Jon is with the kids whenever she allows.

My question is why did the arbitrator give her so much control and why doesn't Jon go to court to fight it. Her in NY if fathers want to be with their kids, the mother does not get the kind of control that Kate has unless the father has been deemed a problem in some way. Even then, mothers can't keep kids from their Dad - as a neighbor found out when her son was killed by his father to get back at her.

So if a schizophrenic father with restraining orders out on him gets regular time with his kids, why can't Jon Gosselin?

MickeyMcKean said...

When I woke up to let the dogs out I could not help but notice that on AOL's homepage is a comparison of Kate, Eva Longoria and Fergie. It seems that all three are 35 years old this month.

Guess who of the 3 look the oldest? LOL

The author of the article asked a personal trainer, an image expert, and a plastic surgeon to weigh in on what caused each of these three women to look older or younger for her age.

The highlight for me, especially after reading that Kate recently spent $35,000 in a makeover:

Kate's Aging Factors: Stress, children, lack of time, lack of money, shiny makeup, dated hair, thin brows

and then I read:

Eva's Aging Factors: None!

http://www.stylelist.com/2010/03/22/what-35-looks-like-anti-aging-how-to-look-younger/?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stylelist.com%2F2010%2F03%2F22%2Fwhat-35-looks-like-anti-aging-how-to-look-younger%2F

Vanessa said...

Organic Cow Episode this morning!
AHHH!!! Now that I know the absolute truth about this episode it makes me sick!
"Whenever we got to an organic store I always get the kids a snack, BECAUSE IT'S HEALTHY." She freakin' grabbed MACAROONS!!
"I paid over NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THIS BAG OF GOODIES!!"
Ummm...TLC PAID OVER 900 DOLLARS FOR THAT BAG OF GOODIES AND YOU MADE AUNT JODI PAY YOU FOR THE HALF YOU SPLIT WITH HER!!!! You profited from your own family!!
What's good for the goose isn't good for the gander Katie??
I guess it's not just the kids you exploit is it??

Laurie said...

An interesting article on Fox about TLC and their many "little people" shows. It asks if they are exploiting dwarfism....where were they when we were yelling about the exploitation of the G8?

http://tinyurl.com/y9pfdhb

BeDoneNow said...

Here's a little tiny blurb about the demographics of Discovery, TLC and the History Channel.

K&K plus K is in the 'drunk or redneck' category as well as 17,18,19 and Counting.

The only one I watch from that category is Deadliest Catch. Princess Kart probably doesnt care about something like this little blurb as long as the checks cash OK.

http://mytvoptions.com/truth-in-programming.php

Ohio Buckeye said...

"J&K plus K is in the 'drunk or redneck' category as well as 17,18,19 and Counting...

Kart probably doesnt care about something like this little blurb as long as the checks cash OK."

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That's because K8's a card carrying member of that same drunk or redneck demographic.

I think it's safe to assume that no one will EVER accuse K8G of having any class/sophistication.

goawayJandK said...

Vanessa:
Re the organic cow, I remember reading, I think it was from Jodi's sister Julie, that K8 made Jodi pay for her half of the cow even though K8 got it for free. Witch.

silimom said...

IDModo - no worries. I agree, I keep pinning my hopes on Jon because the kids deserve to have one normal parent and he seems the best candidate. And I understand your frustration as well, in terms of him not getting his life together.

Speaking of which, if TLC REALLY wanted to get the ratings, they'd do a reality show with Jon showing HIM getting his life back together - Jon admitting that he's made mistakes, Jon getting therapy (which shouldn't be filmed, just shots of him going to the appointment), Jon looking for work, Jon going back to school, Jon spending time with his mom and brothers, Jon taking parenting classes. Jon had a strong following prior to the separation and divorce. I think people genuinely liked him over Kate. I don't know - I just think he'd be more interesting to watch than Kate and frankly he takes direction better. Get him a good PR person and crew and he'd do pretty well I think.

jenny said...

Wait, I read on here kate got rid of the dogs, is that true?

It honestly just makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to see kate dance for money. She has enough money, she's just doing more damage to her kids. I'm 16, and even I can realize this. It's dispicable and I feel terrible for the kids in all of this.

She constantly makes herself out to be a victim and she's cornering Jon into a wall, and I think it's terrible. All she wants is fame. With her multiple sob stories out lately, she's gaining more followers and it just rubs me the wrong way. I wish she never got her show in the first place, and had to support the kids all on her own, without thousands of dollars worth of freebies and tv shows.

saddened said...

I believe kate loves her kids, how could you not? I just think she loves the fame and fortune a lot more than having the dreadful task of "taking care" of them, and it really upsets me.
Poor kids are going to grow up so messed up, they'll be in the media constantly for getting trouble, and I really hope that's not the case. I don't want of the cute little girls to become the next 'Britney Spears' of the media.

True enough said...

Jon Gosselin is a single man once more.

After less than two months together, Morgan Christie, 25, has broken up with Gosselin, 32, a source confirms to UsMagazine.com. "It's true," the insider says, explaining that Christie first initiated the split. "He's a mess and feels like a loser."

Dorothy Grimes said...

In defense of Jon, whom we only know from what we read, he did not want to start the last season. He said that he was no longer Jon. He was Jon&Kate+8. Somehow Kate convinced him to go along. During all the money stealing allegations Jon stated that he only took out his salary. He also stated that he has statements as proof. But -- he also stated that he had invested his money. All of this on TV. Now, he is keeping a low profile. He doesn't change his story as it fits the moment. He stood up to Nancy Grace's interrogation, she doesn't do interviews. What has Kate really had??? Because I don't agree with her fan base of wannabes that makes me a "hater?" Wannabes are just that, only they are really "never-bes" Amen.

my9cats said...

jenny said...
Wait, I read on here kate got rid of the dogs, is that true?"

Did the dogs return?

IDModo said...

I agree, Silimom. That could be a dynamite show! I always felt that Jon had a very engaging (no pun intended) personality, a good sense of humour and fun, and he has had 10 years of taking direction! Seriously I would love to watch a show where Jon beacme the father that I believe he is in his heart.

Carrin said...

Looks like Jon loses again. Poor guy. I feel for him, truly. He needs to be much less needy.

"After less than two months together, Morgan Christie, 25, has broken up with Gosselin, 32, a source confirms to UsMagazine.com . “It’s true,” the insider says, explaining that Christie first initiated the split. “He’s a mess and feels like a loser.”

PR in PA said...

TLC, Kate is over, done. You forcing her on us and trying to re-invent her is not working.

It's like when a top rated tv show starts losing it's main characters and the producer tries to keep it going by introducing new characters..it doesn't work.

Time to move on! People aren't buying Kate's gimmick.