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149 comments:

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Question was posted last week -- Why isn't herself (and Steve) ever shot by paps at the airport? private jet?

fidosmommy said...

I just got a glimpse of What Not To Wear. I haven't seen it in ages. I was reminded that they take street shots of people wearing
wardrobe disasters and shoot video of them for the show.

Is it POSSIBLE that Kate is dressing in such ridiculous get-ups
while out on the streets of Reading hoping against hope that some of the cameras pointed at her
are WNTW/TLC cameras? That way she would get yet another all-expense trip to NYC, a free $5000
wardrobe and another hour's face time on TV. Not to mention reruns.

We've said on here over and over again that Kate needs a Stacy and Clinton intervention. Maybe she's
planning on them grabbing her at some "program" she's supposed to headline.

Just a thought.

she is evil said...

Personally, I do not think Kate is bombarded by paparazzi like she 'complains'. Rather, I think her people call certain paps when they want her photographed with the kids, after a new haircut, to prove she's in PA, etc. She is rarely photographed without her hair and makeup done or dressed sloppily, as you would expect if she were followed 24/7. If Kate really had paparazzi tailing her, we WOULD see pics of her at the airport, going to the plastic surgeon's office, shopping for clothes for herself, alone with Steve, at her hotels, etc. I think the photos we see are almost all planned photo ops. The woman is not newsworthy, but TLC and Kate's PR team do all they can to keep her in the media. If not for their efforts, I doubt we'd see much of Kate at all in the tabloids. Just my opinion.

Maggie said...

she is evil said,

Totally believe this. TLC or Julie Carson May is calling all these shots. What I can't figure out is why the paps can't get the compromising shots, oh yeah, they aren't getting paid.

CityGirl said...

Didn't Kate always say that she was on bedrest for 30 weeks? I'm sure she did. Well on the 700 club interview, She admits that she was put on bedrest at 20 weeks. She then delivered at 30 weeks. If she were telling the truth that would have meant that as soon as the doctor told her she was pregnant, he sent her directly to BED! So now, that leaves 10 weeks for her delirium to settle in.
I could be wrong. She did use the word "Honestly" several times during that interview. She also talked alot about what a great husband/father Jon was.

Also, in this interview and others, especially this one, It is clear that Kate is sporting an A cup if that.

Plus, there is a question in an interview on DWTS, where she compares giving birth to the tups as being harder than dancing. Well(IMO) that is disrespectful to those of us who had 26 hrs. of hard labor then delivering a 10 lb. 7.8 oz. baby. Vaginal. I just know those lies are gonna bite her one day, she has told too many. No disrespect to anyone who had a c-section , I just wished I was at least offered the opportunity. ha

IDModo said...

Kate will never be on WNTW.She would go ballistic at the slightest criticism by Stacy and Clinton. She would be upset when her tacky clothes were sent to a charity, because then she couldn't resell them on consignment.I don't think Stacy and Clinton could resist totally trashing her sense of fashion, which would reduce Kate to a gibbering mass of incoherent rage. I would love to see the scene at the bra fitting store:" Mrs. Gosselin, you're a 36DD- and the other one is a 38DD..."And at the end, where the participant reveals her new look to friends and family- Who would be there?
Perhaps she could be a participant on Hoarding instead.

KatesDancingFlintstoneFeet said...

The only time paparazzi is around is when Kate calls them. Funny how one caught her the other day going tanning, eating an apple, looking all put-together, clothes, make-up, etc. I think whoever took the pictures is a "pap" by Kate, they together sell the photos to Radaronline, and Kate gets paid VERY well for the photos.
Remember the 2 paps who got in the Limo with her?
*Fishy*

And the bodyguard thing: If you notice in some of the recent pics of her in NYC & LA, on the streets, people in the backround are staring, but are in no way trying to get near her. She doesnt need Steve. He's only with her to keep HER inline, making sure she doesn't "mouth-off" to someone, act inappropriately in public like we all know she can.

KatesDancingHooves said...

Maggie said...
I used to think Steve was handsome, but he looks kind of rode hard-put up wet now..I think he has lost the "hot". Has he been working too hard?
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No, he's just been around Kate too long-she has the effect on people.

silimom said...

Kate's "truth" changes based on her audience. It's typical of narcissists. On one if the other threads, someine made the comment that they believe she loves her kids. I agree, but she loves them like any other treasured possession or thing she might own or collect. When push comes to shove, Kate loves Kate first and foremost.
I used to buy into the "Kate as super organized yet harried mother coping with 8 young ones and doing it the best she can". And that would have been an accurate portrayal had she NOT HAD ALL THE HELP SHE HAD including Jon.

As the show progressed, as her stories didn't line up, as she became more and more abusive to Jon, as I watched her complain about how hard it was to raise her family, as I saw her not playing with her kids (and I don't believe you have to do that every waking moment, but you need to do it a couple hourse a day) as I saw no JOY in being a wife and a mom, I stopped buying the shiny, supermom image that TLC was trying to project.

I think had there not been a show, Jon and Kate would still be married. Not happily, perhaps, but they would have had to rely on each other. The show and it's freebies and paid help and money allowed the worst in J&K to come out.

Kate may love her kids but she's gotten so use to seeing them as props for her super put upon mom role that I don't think she enjoys her kids or being a mom. And frankly I can't relate to that. I think Kate needs to reevaluate what it means to be a parent. Yes, we need to provide for our kids but we also need to be present in their lives as well.

From the movie Hook: The children love you, they want to play with you. How long do you think that lasts? Soon Jack may not even want you to come to his games. We have a few special years with our children, when they're the ones that want us around. After that you're going to be running after them for a bit of attention. It's so fast Peter. It's a few years, and it's over. And you are not being careful. And you are missing it.

joyce said...

;;;What I can't figure out is why the paps can't get the compromising shots;;;

probably because there aren't any.

NoUse4Kate said...

I had a complete previa with my first child so a c-section was the only choice for delivery, I knew that long before I had her. With my son I went into pre-term labor and had one huge labor pain and told the doctor, no way, no how am I having him any other way than a C. C's are easy, and I recognize that. Kate had an easy delivery, so she should just shut up about that. To the ladies here who delivered the natural way, I tip my hat to you because there is no way I could do that...I'm a wimp. ;-)

Pony said...

I think that Kate's 30 weeks of bedrest are the sum of the weeks she spent on bedrest for both Mady and Cara and the tups. As for her comment about DWTS and giving birth to the tups, what she actually said was that DWTS was more "frustrating" than giving birth to the tups. I'm still trying to figure out what that is supposed to mean. How frustrating is having a C-section in the sense that learning (or not as the case may be) to danse is frustrating?

fidosmommy said...

she is evil said...
Personally, I do not think Kate is bombarded by paparazzi like she 'complains'. Rather, I think her people call certain paps when they want her photographed with the kids, after a new haircut, to prove she's in PA, etc.


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Oh, I'm sure these are not "regular paparazzi" who are getting these pictures of Kate. I fully believe they are paid by someone, and I'm guessing it's TLC.
So....if Kate knows TLC cameras are snapping her pictures, why could it not be for a WNTW program instead of just for photo ops? She might not KNOW it was for WNTW, but be HOPING it was so she could get the attention and all the accompanying perks. Of course, Ted Gibson is already involved with Kate's hair so we'd just see more of the same there - yet another weave. All that would be left is a new wardrobe and a party thrown in her honor.

(Oh, who would come for the "reveal" besides her kids, Steve and Tony? Maybe a sister and Jamie)

OK, maybe not.

LisaNH said...

Here is an interesting point of view. I have said that Kart proves she's not worthy of all of this fame and fotune because she has never (and probably will never) pay it forward. Despite all the help she received from others, she certainly does not have the heart to do the same.

I got this from another site. Hope it's okay to post here:
"`Little' Star Makes Big Impact
Thursday, February 25, 2010 17:04 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Now that her kids are growing up, the star of Little People, Big World can make a big impact. TLC star Amy Roloff has been given amazing opportunities thanks to her reality TV series, which follows her family as they deal with dwarfism.
The teeny star says having her two oldest sons go off to college and the network provide the family with income and “fun stuff” has allowed her to branch out and give back, especially through the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation.
Currently, the charity is booking a cruise for the summer that will take people to Haiti and Mexico to provide clothes, food, and supplies to the less fortunate, while still having fun on board.
Unlike fellow TLC stars Jon and Kate Gosselin, Roloff says she’s “taking advantage” of what she’s been given to make a difference for others since, “You can only have so much stuff.”



http://www.flashnews.com/news/wfn6100225J20119.html

MickeyMcKean said...

she is evil said...
Personally, I do not think Kate is bombarded by paparazzi like she 'complains'. Rather, I think her people call certain paps when they want her photographed with the kids, after a new haircut, to prove she's in PA, etc.
SNIP
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I also agree because c'mon, does anyone honestly think that one or more paps wait in a strip mall parking lot where Kate gets her nails done in the hopes that Kate will show up?

The paps know when and where to show up and that they have a guaranteed buyer for said "boring" photo.

Also keep in mind that PA is not a hot bed of activity for paps on a daily basis LOL.

Anyway, I think we all knew that a photo would be posted on ROL by the end of this week because Kate has to prove that she is commuting "for the kids". In fact I/we expect a photo each and every week taken in PA as long as she is still on DWTS, right?

But I must add that I was not surprised that this week she was not photographed without a shopping cart ... but hey, for a real pap, it would have been a money making photo!!!

Now that I think about it, we may never see Kate pushing a shopping cart again. Either we will see photos of her using store employees to push the cart to her car or because the twins are now old enough to do it she will use them instead. Course mommy dearest will be behind them with a wooden spoon - visable or not - making sure they do it the right way.

BMWoP said...

fidosmommy said...
(Oh, who would come for the "reveal" besides her kids, Steve and Tony? Maybe a sister and Jamie)

OK, maybe not.

3/27/2010 10:33 AM



Kate Coyne, her BFF from People Magazine, and those tools from Radar Online.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

NoUse4Kate said...
I had a complete previa with my first child so a c-section was the only choice for delivery, I knew that long before I had her. With my son I went into pre-term labor and had one huge labor pain and told the doctor, no way, no how am I having him any other way than a C. C's are easy, and I recognize that. Kate had an easy delivery, so she should just shut up about that. To the ladies here who delivered the natural way, I tip my hat to you because there is no way I could do that...I'm a wimp. ;-)


Amen to that, and thanks for recognizing us moms who did it the old fashioned way and without any drugs! When I delivered my son he had his head turned in an odd position and the doctors could not get it to tuck down in the normal delivery position. After pushing for three hours, using a vacuum extraction and forceps, he was finally delivered after 12 hours of labor. Because of all the trauma from the delivery, I had a lot of swelling, pain and discomfort for about 7 weeks post delivery. Hmmmmm, 30 weeks bedrest?? Sign me up!

Squeaky Wheeled Kart said...

When is Morgan going to come out and start slamming Jon? You know it is coming and then the effect will be people turning on DWTS and saying they have to vote for Kate because of her lazy good for nothing ex.

Ohio Buckeye said...

BRAVO!!! to Silimom for an excellent, insightful post.

K8G will never get it. She is far too insulted in her own narcissism. She is hopeless.

And one more thought: IMO K8G doesn't evan mind playing 'the most hated mom on tv' Such is her need for attention, I doubt this is even a bitter pill for her to swallow. I'm guessing she'd RATHER have every thing she's all that and a bucket of chicken, but if they don't, well, SHE still believes she is, so screw those who don't, while she laughs her way to the bank.

Button Button said...

she is evil said...
Personally, I do not think Kate is bombarded by paparazzi like she 'complains'. Rather, I think her people call certain paps when they want her photographed with the kids, after a new haircut, to prove she's in PA, etc.

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There was video of her and the throng of Kart Worshippers falling all over her. She got into a huge black limo, and then the "paparazzi" got into it too!

So, we are to believe she hates the "P" people? They are getting their pay from the very same source, don'tcha think?

Heartbreak of Lost Opportunity said...

crabby girl, "Kate Gosselin has absolutely no clue what pain is."
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As someone who suffered similar loss with years of infertility issues...now in my fifties with no granchildren...I, and I'm sure many of us who post here, feel your deep pain. Sympathies extended with heart to you. I think this is part of why we get so frustrated and angry with Kate Gosselin, who is squandering the fleeting opportunity to fully experience the gift of her children as they grow, daily, away from her eyes.

BeDoneNow said...

joyce said...
;;;What I can't figure out is why the paps can't get the compromising shots;;;

probably because there aren't any.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&There arent any? She IS perfect, the PR machine must have been right all along.

Katie Irene Poppins - Practically Perfect in Every Way.

Sorry, I dont mean to sound quite so snarky.

kart with a weave said...

CityGirl, so sorry for your loss...and you're absolutely right, Kate has no idea what pain is.

fidosmommy said...

OK, I've dug myself into a hole here. I was not saying she will ever be on WNTW. What I'm thinking is that the White Queen of Narnia....oops, Narcissism....
thinks it's all about her. Everything. So, of course she could easily think TLC should make an episode of WNTW all about Kate.
And she's looking for their street patrol to catch her.

That's all. Not expecting her to actually be on the show, just thinking she's assuming they want her and will be taking video of her one fine day.

Gimme Gimme said...

As an aside I just got an alert in my mailbox that Jon is not fairing so well after the breakup from Morgan. He is depressed and feeling worthless. Kate still won't let him have extra time--she thinks they are better off with a nanny. How cruel is that? Why couldn't he be there with a nanny, at least.

I know he has brought a lot on himself, but he just really was incapable of going it alone after being under Kate's thumb for 10 years.

I am thinking that Kate is about to get herself a dose of what Jon has gone through once she starts dating and perhaps getting introduced to people and things that can alter one's judgment just as Jon did.

She had her little stint in PA w/ her itinerary being handed out to ROL and TLC paps but she has not had a taste of what Jon went through w/ the big dogs surrounding her and the ne'r do wells and hangers on piling in on her like they did him. But she has Steve looking afer her and Jon had no such luck--he was fed to wolves, instead.

I feel really bad for him and the kids at this point. They have all been abandoned by Kate in my opinion. How do you live with someone for 10 years and co-parent 8 kids together and have not one speck of sympathy for them when they are down. I don't get it.

Katie711 said...

So I took a little jaunt over to ROL like I do when there is a Shopping Kart Kate article. I LOVE to read how they tear each other to shreds for NO reason at all over there. These so called " Kate Fans" are BRUTAL. THEY rip the holy crap out of ANYONE without the same opinion as them. I know I have said this before but wow it gets worse every time I read a post. There is someone over there that is actually pretending to be an avid poster on GWOP and is OUT of their mind. They have called each other names that go from Trailer Trash to their kids being " brats" Glad to see Khate brings out the best in everyone. When will they learn??

PA Woman said...

IDModo said...
Kate will never be on WNTW.She would go ballistic at the slightest criticism by Stacy and Clinton.
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I read somewhere (? can't remember where) the when she had her extensions done, she was offered to do the WNTW show and she turned it down.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Why give the likes of K8G a go at WNTW?

We've already seen her DO that number when supposedly Jon took her shopping for the clothes she 'never buys' because she'd 'rather get something for the kids'.

Every single thing he picked out for her, she totally dissed in her usual demeaning 'horrendously horrendous' mode.

I will lose all respect for WNTW if they give K8G a role, giving her the chance to play 'victim' again, this time as a 'victim' of her own warped sense of 'style'. SPARE ME.

GoPoshGo said...

fidosmommy said...
OK, I've dug myself into a hole here. I was not saying she will ever be on WNTW.

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Of course Kate'll never be on WNTW -- you have to be nominated by caring friends, family and co-workers to get on that show.... ;)

bleeting sheeple said...

Katie711 said...
So I took a little jaunt over to ROL like I do when there is a Shopping Kart Kate article. I LOVE to read how they tear each other to shreds for NO reason at all over there. These so called " Kate Fans" are BRUTAL. THEY rip the holy crap out of ANYONE without the same opinion as them. I know I have said this before but wow it gets worse every time I read a post. There is someone over there that is actually pretending to be an avid poster on GWOP and is OUT of their mind. They have called each other names that go from Trailer Trash to their kids being " brats" Glad to see Khate brings out the best in everyone. When will they learn??

3/27/2010 12:41 PM

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I have also read the threads over there at ROL regarding Kart and also, as "they" say- trolled to another blog site (not baby mama's site) that most of those ROL folks are on and yes- they are certifiable NUTTERS that give a whole new meaning to HATEFUL. They seem to like to threaten that GWOP members are "under watch" and they will be exposed, comment on taking screen prints of comments made by "haters" etc etc.
All I can say is, bring it on regarding "exposing" GWOP- I have never seen one post any where near as VICIOUS and HATEFUL on GWOP. Show screen prints of full transcripts of THEIR tirades and even a judge would call THEM their responses.
Frankly I do believe that between ROL and the "other" blog, that they are machines of hate somehow tied directly to Kart and her business associates. Frankly, they are not doing a good job at promoting her, only in my opinion mimicking her own hateful behavior as seen on JK+8 and the reports that are now surfacing in many media outlets.......

kart with a weave said...

I have also heard that she turned down WNTW, PA Woman. I can't remember where either, maybe an interview? I seem to remember hearing Clinton say it.

GoPoshGo said...

Oh, for the love of God, now ROL is reporting that Steve's *wife* is staying at the McOrphanage to help care for the kids this week. WTF??? I assumed the woman in the photo was Kate's sister, but ROL is identifying her as Steve's wife.

Sorry, but I need to re-post my rant from the first DWTS thread:

Is it just me, or is anyone else tired of seeing Steve’s dopey mug in the background of every photo of Kate??? Kate’s appearance on DWTS, and the contrasting LACK of bodyguards for the other [real] celebrities, make Steve’s presence that much more ridiculous.

According to his corporate profile, Steve has extensive experience in counter-terrorism, and his clientele have included the Royal Families of Britain and former President Bill Clinton. If his resume is for real, I have to wonder, how does someone who has protected world dignitaries end up as the personal valet to a D-list celebrity? Seriously, can someone please connect the dots here? One minute you're heading up security for world leaders, and the next you're policing book signings at chain bookstores, chaperoning hair appointments, toting dry-cleaning, babysitting the client's children, collecting dust at speaking engagements and interviews, and -- most punitive of all, IMO -- being forced to attend a Taylor Swift concert.

It just doesn't add up. Is this Steve’s punishment for some professional “misstep” – the bodyguard field’s equivalent of "desk duty"? Or, are the Boobyguard rumors to be believed?

I stumbled upon a photo in which the symbolism was just too perfect to let pass: It’s Steve at the McOrphanage, riding Jon’s ATV. Well, if ATV stands for “A Total Virago,” then perhaps Steve really IS riding Jon’s ATV.

Aunt Chris said...

New pics on ROL of Kate and Steve getting ready to go to the airport. Steve's wife is staying with the kids, and she's in the driveway, waiving "good-bye". No shots of the kids around. I guess they don't think Kate leaving is a big enough deal to be out waving "good-bye" to her. Just another day in the life for the little goldmines.

PatK said...

Steve's wife is staying with the kids? I guess that would make sense. At least this way she gets to see her husband a couple days a week during all this.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Gimme Gimme said (snipped)

"As an aside I just got an alert in my mailbox that Jon is not fairing so well after the breakup from Morgan. He is depressed and feeling worthless."...........

"I know he has brought a lot on himself, but he just really was incapable of going it alone after being under Kate's thumb for 10 years."
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Has Jon ever lived alone? He spent 10 years in a house full of loving children being berated by his wife He and the kids need professionalonly to be unceremoniously dumped. (I think he actually thought he had a marriage. Clearly Kart wanted a sperm donor and servant). His so-called girlfirends were probably on tlc's payroll. Even if not, they turned out to be pretty vicious. He tried to stand up to a mega corporation and not surprisingly failed. He's been thoroughly emasculated and silenced. His harpy of an ex begrudges him any time with his children in case it mars her 'singlemom" image. Kart, tlc, abc and the newsrags are all complicit. If Morgan did break up with him I hope she is at least kind. I wonder what sort of restrictions tlc put on him with regard to obtaining therapy? He and the kids all need private, competent, confidential and professional therapists. She would not benefit.

Evelyn said...

bleeting sheeple said...
Katie711 said...
So I took a little jaunt over to ROL like I do when there is a Shopping Kart Kate article. I LOVE to read how they tear each other to shreds for NO reason at all over there. These so called " Kate Fans" are BRUTAL. THEY rip the holy crap out of ANYONE without the same opinion as them. I know I have said this before but wow it gets worse every time I read a post. There is someone over there that is actually pretending to be an avid poster on GWOP and is OUT of their mind. They have called each other names that go from Trailer Trash to their kids being " brats" Glad to see Khate brings out the best in everyone. When will they learn??

3/27/2010 12:41 PM



That's exactly why they love Kate. Kate's the same way, so they see her as representing them . Kate's the Grand Poobah of narcissistic whackadoos.

MickeyMcKean said...

PatK said...
Steve's wife is staying with the kids? I guess that would make sense. At least this way she gets to see her husband a couple days a week during all this.

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Last Friday there was a photo of Kate coming out of the apartment over the garage and I remember thinking, "hum, I wonder who is staying there? Steve or Tony?"

Then this week in L.A. there were pics taken of Kate and Steve wearing the same colors - black with light blue shirts. Now I know this subject has been brought up before, and here is additional evidence of matching outfits.

But this week when I saw the same colored clothing I thought that if Steve's wife cannot see this dressing similiar is a possible red flag ...

If Steve's wife does not know that where there is smoke there is fire ...

If Steve's wife does not know that Kate has spent over $35,000 to make herself look good ...

If Steve's wife does not know that Kate is going to look for confirmation and verification that her makeover makes her desireable to men ... geez, what male is in her inner circle, who is her protector and constant companion? What male would Kate would turn to for comfort any time morning, noon or night?

If Gina Nield is in fact at the Konpound, IMO yes it could be so she could see her husband on the 48 hour layovers while Kate makes an appearance - and has a photo taken to prove it - in PA.

Or it could be perhaps Gina has been reading the recent magazine headlines. I mean c'mon, Elin Woods and Sandra Bullock were both recently blind sighted by their cheating husbands, what makes Gina think that her husband is able to resist Kate especially if she is seeking male verification that she is looking good these days?

With Steve's background per his resume there is no doubt that he can find work. The reason why he stays with Kate I can't answer. Can Gina?

All I know is that if I was Steve's wife - and if I had reason to believe that Kate likes men - I would ask my husband to quit this gig and get another one. I also know that I would have done it the moment the initial rumors started; when Kate never flat out denied it but called the rumors ridiculuous.

If I did not ask him to quit his job then, I certainly would do it now since Kate has been sidestepping the obvious enhanced tata issue with the same response.

One more thing - if Gina is not reading GWOP then that that is her choice and her mistake. See if Gina really wants to know Kate's background and history - that Kate only thinks of herself and does not care who she uses, abuses and then throws away - if Gina really thinks Kate is her friend and would not sleep with someone's husband ...

If I were to meet Gina, in regards to Steve "working" with Kate and that nothing is going on, I would have no problem asking Gina, "do you really wanna bet your husband on that belief?"

JMO.

thunderbird said...

Whoa---I didn't know Jon and Morgan had split! Gimme, when did this happen?

SoCalGal said...

How do we know it's Steve's wife? Don't they have two teenage sons' in high school in Maryland?
This is more damage control by Julie May/TLC.
If it is Steve's wife she probably will leave immediately after the SUV/Limo exits the driveway.
I would bet dollars to donuts that if Jon is not there, which I really think he might be, then the nannies are taking care of the kids. It was probably the same scenario for Kate's sister.

snerk said...

Did anyone see Kate's sister at the house last weekend? Kate lies so easily she could have just said whether it was true or not.

Payson48 said...

So she's not spending her birthday with family?>>>Children? Off to California for the BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!!! Maybe dinner out somewhere
with Tony and Steve! AND CAMERAS!!
Smile pretty katie irene!!

my9cats said...

How come there isn't a shot of Gina and Steve kissing goodbye?

N.E. Psychologist said...

Sorry - my post should have read:

Has Jon ever lived alone? He spent 10 years in a house full of loving children being berated by his wife to be unceremoniously dumped.

Need to get a mouse for my laptop.

N.E. Psychologist said...

fidosmommy
I apologize if I offended you. I have absolutely reached my limit with Khate for the reasons exposed on this site and others, not to mention HER show.
I have worked with people who have handicaps. Is she grateful for her children's health? No, OMG! One of my children isn't perfect - he needs glasses
One of my girls is having trouble adjusting to 6 new siblings. Do I try to help? No, I label and make fun of her.
Tlc is taking care of all my material needs, The kids don't need a father. I'm their sainted mother!
I could go on and on but my blood pressure just keeps rising.

Not everyone is able to have children, however much she might want to. I believe that children are a gift from whatever God you believe in, and not only should you be grateful, you should show it.
Especially to your kids.

Sorry for my rants.

GoPoshGo said...

my9cats said...
How come there isn't a shot of Gina and Steve kissing goodbye?

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Most likely because Steve's lips were glued to Kate's ass.

SoCalGal said...

I've got it! I just read Steve's resume and it's pretty vague. Providing security for the British Royal Family could be providing security for anyone in the family down to a mere Lady or Viscount. It makes it sound like he's provided security for the Queen.
I think all he did in his security jobs was to carry their purses, drycleaning etal.
Also did anyone notice there was a chauffer carrying luggage in the photos? My guess is there was a Limo parked just outside the gate.

QFI is a pig in slop said...

In the new shots of Kate today she is wearing one of those expensive watches that was in the DWTS gifting suite (although they had not shown her picking that up - only an ugly bag and fake ugg-like boots). She is a fame whore plain and simple - she only is happy when she is getting her freebies and ll the attention. Meanwhile her kids are still squezzing into 2 year old freebie gymboree clothes half the time, she can't even buy them new clothes.

chesterctymom said...

Lily Wayne Matthew A. said...

We just heard on MyFoxPhilly.com that the Gosselin kids were spotted in Phila. airport this evening boarding a plane and being escorted by 3 college age girls.


Well that would explain why the kids didn't wave goodby to Kart...

Gimme Gimme said...

Thunderbird...

Morgan and Jon split in the last couple of days. She was tired of him laying around the house all day and doing nothing and that he did not have his own friends (in Utah?) That is according to an unnamed source. He is said to be in pretty bad spirits about it all. I don't feel like he is doing too well right now. I worry about Jon...nothing goes well for him for some reason. I was hoping this would be the one for him - not a fameseeker like the last one who speaking of which is going to be on Starting Over. Sounds like she is a little confused and thinks it might be just about her, but I used to watch that show and there were numerous girls living in 1 house w/ life coaches who helped them to deal w/ all the negatives in their life and become a better person. Turned some of those girls around I hope forever, at least for a while. I liked it but haven't seen in on in a long time. It was kind of like a soap opera - you had to watch it every day to really like it.

Ladylou said...

I just finished watching "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock playing Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Here is a woman to be put on a pedestal and admired. Such grace and beauty and a heart as big as her families wallet.
She and her husband are givers not the taker that our Mrs."my___ don't stink" is and shows it in every detail of her life.

Mrs. Tuohy had a God given blessing in her life and she used it as a true Christian would ... by giving to the less fortunate.

I doubt Kate has even seen this movie. It would be lost on the likes of her.

When I go to bed tonight I am saying a prayer for Mrs. Tuohy and
her family... that more good things come their way each and every day..
As for Kate and her eight.. I pray they all come to the realization that the way they live their lives is just a sham. They are all gimmee-gimmee.. look at me types and the children are learning what they see in the parents and the paid help.

Kate you could learn something valuable from a lady like Leigh Anne Tuohy... but your shallow and greedy nature would never see her for what she is.
A true southern giving & God loving lady!

GoPoshGo said...

Lily Wayne Matthew A. said...
We just heard on MyFoxPhilly.com that the Gosselin kids were spotted in Phila. airport this evening boarding a plane and being escorted by 3 college age girls.[snipped] Barf.

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The REAL barf: WHY couldn't those poor kids fly out with Kate and the Boobyguard, who ALSO left PA today???? What kind of mother jets off and leaves her 8 kids' cross-country travel in the hands of a bunch of nannies???? I'll tell you: the kind of mommy who plans to use them as the ace in her pocket on Monday night when she again proves that she cannot dance. It's also just more proof that the real paps aren't following Kate -- only the ones hired to catch her TLC-approved mommy moments. When will this madness end???? Those poor kids.

fidosmommy said...

N.E. Psychologist said...
fidosmommy
I apologize if I offended you.


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You have in no way offended me. In fact, I'm not sure why you think you did. You may have me confused with someone else.....

Hambone said...

Why is ABC assuming Kate is the sole reason for the huge ratings this season? She is getting all the credit!

IMO, this is the first season where I know who everyone is. There is Pam who is a huge ( no pun intended ) draw. Then you have Jake who just came off the heals of The Bachelor which had great ratings ( and left Bachelor fans with nothing else to watch on Monday nights ). Then there's Erin Andrews coming right off the heals of her peeping tom scandal. And Ochocinco with his craziness. And Evan fresh off an Olympic gold medal just weeks ago. ALL of these people bring lots of viewers to the table. Not just Kate.


So gimme a freakin' break with the whole ratings thing being because of Kate. When she did her divorce announcement episode, that only got 10 million viewers and then it quickly dropped back down to 2-3 million. Why would that number more than double just to see her dance?

MyFoxPhilley.com has a story that it would be a "blow" to ABC to lose KATE so early....which I'm sure made Kate's head swell even bigger. But I'm almost positive the ratings will stay high as long as Pam, Jake, Erin and Evan stay a while.

GoPoshGo said...

Hambone said...
MyFoxPhilley.com has a story that it would be a "blow" to ABC to lose KATE so early....which I'm sure made Kate's head swell even bigger.

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Kate's head can swell to kingdom come. The reality is, if the rise in ratings has anything to do with Kate, it's because viewers can't resist a train-wreck. They're not watching because they love Kate, they're watching because they want to witness the cankles trip over themselves. Kate's a no-talent joke, and people tune in to get a good laugh.

So, yes, if Kate's voted off early ABC will feel the blow. BUT, it's not because some great talent has been voted off -- but rather, because a no-talent has gotten her just desserts. And therefore the looky-loos will stop tail-gating on the ratings highway of ABC.

Fingers crossed this will happen sooner than later.

Tami said...

If the kids really went to CA, maybe she had Gina stay behind to watch the house while they were gone or supervise the college girls getting them to the airport. When you think about it, how would you manage living in a huge house with no friends and family but with lots of staff, and be able to trust all was well when you were gone? You'd worry about people throwing parties at your place, breaking in, etc. Guess that's where her rent-a-friends come in handy. Poor, foolish Gina seeing her husband off as he plays paid escort to Kart.

And you just know the few photo ops of her getting her nails done and shots obviously taken right from her driveway were set up. She could lay low for her few days at home, but no..she has to get manicures and stuff done there when she could do it in CA instead and spend the time with her kids. They are totally set up to prove she is there. Then she takes off on a Saturday and will not be able to return until Tuesday night's show is done.

At least the kids may get to see her this time in CA even if they do have to miss school. She probably had to bring them to spend her bday with her to try to look like a good mommy. Otherwise it would look too sad to have no one in the audience yet again!

thunderbird said...

Thanks for getting me up to speed Gimme.

I too feel for Jon, he's inept at dealing with most of life's issues and far too trusting of the wrong people but the guy isn't evil like his ex and really deserves someone good to give him a hand up. I thought Morgan might be the one but maybe Jon is too damaged for her to handle. IMO he needs a life coach of his own to help him or at least a level-headed woman his own age in his life.

Jon has his faults to be sure but I have no doubt he loves his kids and I am convinced from the way they behave when with him that they love and trust him. Can't say the same about Kate. Poor kids, poor Jon-----collateral damage in Kate's march to fame (or should I say infamy?).

I never have seen Starting Over but the concept sounds interesting BTW.

Can't See Sheep said...

Gimme Gimme said...

As an aside I just got an alert in my mailbox that Jon is not fairing so well after the breakup from Morgan. He is depressed and feeling worthless. Kate still won't let him have extra time--she thinks they are better off with a nanny. How cruel is that? (snipped)
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You're right. You're whole post is right IMO. It's exceedingly cruel. They are Jon kids, they do love him & a nanny should not be their primary caregiver while kate is away. If one them was injured or just frightened, then they should have daddy there to at the very least comfort them & give them that sense of security & safety. I don't care how long they've known the nanny's the nanny's will never be a substitute for a parent & should never be used as one.

kate's still being that mean little girl in the schoolyard trying to boss everyone around. She's got the only skipping rope, you & she both know she's not going to use the skipping rope, but she's not going to let anyone else use it, unless they've got something she wants.

Jon no longer has that leverage with her. kate took all she wanted from him & left. She got his more marketable part Asian sperm, put it to use & his well off dad is gone, she managed to latch onto someone with more cash. The only problem is she doesn't realize that it's not forever. She will cease to be a draw one day, she will cease to bring them money. They will thank her by dumping her in the nearest gutter & probably stepping on her as they walk away from her broken & battered self.

Yes, Jon has brought a lot on himself, if he did all of it. Thanks to all the spin, I'm left wondering just how much he did do. But N.E. Psychologist said something that made me stop & think by asking if Jon had ever lived on his own.

You're right when you say he's been abandoned by kate, but he wasn't just abandoned, he was taken for all he had in a very cruel & heartless manner, discarded with all the care of used toilet paper.

I have a feeling some people here remember what that kind of gutting betrayal feels like, how disorienting & blinding the pain of it can be. On top of that if he's depressed & never been on his own, he's going to run blindly like an animal that's been set on fire.

No, he's not blameless, but he has been badly mauled by a first class narcissist & her fellow bullies. Life is not always so easy to piece back together once a narcissist gets done with you, especially if you have no idea what to do, where to go or who to turn to. I was hoping he'd be back with his family & I don't know why he isn't. If he was my son, I would have gone & got him & made him come home until he got his head back on straight. I don't know his family, so I can't say what's up there.

Does anyone have any idea if Jon was ever actually living all by himself for an extended period of time? I've also had the impression that he's been lost since his dad passed away & I've been wondering if he's still reeling from that as well, with his oh so caring wife tossing out gifts his dad gave them.

Unfortunately we won't know much of it until Mady comes out with her fabulous book.

bleeting sheeple said...

On the subject of Jon-ny Boy-
Everyone is trying to hang onto the thread of him being a bad father and not being there for the kids. Yet there is a report in a tabloid that Kate is controlling how often he does see the kids (sorry sheeple, if you live by the ROL posts then you MUST give some credence to other tabloid info).
Take it back to last year when "Hummel Gate" happened... Kart was EVER vigilant in the beginning standing behind him. TEMPER THIS with the fact that both She and Jon admitted that the marriage was done well before "Hummel Gate" and Jon saying there was a mutual agreement that he could lead his own life as long as it did not interfere with the show.
After years of what Jon (and many others) considered emotional/spousal abuse, he did not want to take on the role of the bad guy, especially with the behind the scene's agreement both he and Kart were to purported as to have had.
Jon was used as a scape goat when the whole scenario imploded to keep the Kash Kart in a more postive light via TLC.

Protect the investment.

Here was a "mom" who was fully prepared to take on celebrity and all that comes with it in order to secure her material desires, all in the name of "for the kids". What employer wouldn't ask for this in order to add to the TLC bottom line?

Break to the recent litigation between Jon and TLC. Now as opposed to the informal deal that was most likely proposed between Jon and Kart privately(undoubtedly under the advisement of TLC in handling the crumbling marriage), the strong arm of TLC was put into effect. Most likely he is now legally bound for an amount of time to "keep it zipped". Via the undisclosed particulars of the divorce proceeding regarding visitatio,. One can assume it was quite specific in his visitation and most likely limited due to this and perhaps amended further (i.e. the "Gun" incident where he was shooting on his own property). By Kart finally adhereing to this and not utilizing him as a glorified babysitter, this puts out to public opinion that he is a deadbeat dad and not taking after his own brood. In return, Saint Kart is no longer vilified because of her verbal aubse.

It is all very calculated.

TLC and the lawsuit most likely can not "shut his mouth" forever (not without a large payout, in which case Kart would not have any reason to imply on The View he does NOT pay support), which means that after what TLC considers an appropriate time to promote Kart and possibly get another show off the ground for her (I.E. increase THEIR profits), Jon may be able to speak the truth as to the mechanics of all of this.
I do not personally believe for one moment that he has abandoned his children. There must be some sort of legal restriction that has been enforced.
Trust me, all of this will come to light in the future.
In the meantime, GET YER POPCORN and watch her stumble across the dance floor on DWTS.
And pray for those kids.......

P.S. this is not to say in any way that Jon does not have his own issues (i.e. baggage) as a result of an unhealthy marriage.....

Gimme Gimme said...

Has anyone ever seen Steve smile? I don't think I have in all of the pics not once. Not even a twinkle. He appears to be rather grumpy, bet he is a complainer (a nice way of saying man beeitch), maybe his wife is glad he is away. There are a lot of men like that. I had one of those but not anymore.

But his wife must be incredibly nice.

Re: Kate "checking out his package." I would be wanting to do some collateral damage if someone looked at my husband that way, particularly in my presence. But that is just me...it is called respect I think.

Confused said...

Does anyone who lives in Pennsylvania understand why Jon was given so little control over the kids and his time with them? And how does arbitration work in that state?

In Connecticut where I divorced, it is much different:

- the default on custody is 50/50 so if Jon had requested that in arbitration in CT, he would have gotten it; and
- it is pretty standard to put in a "right of first refusal" clause where if either parent is going to have someone else watch the kids, they first have to ask the other if they want the kids during that time. Kate would not have the authority to deny Jon access during time she was way.
- nothing that is settled in arbitration is something that both parents don't agree to. So if Kate had all this control in CT, Jon would have to have agreed to it.

I just don't understand how Jon ended up with so little time and Kate with so much control when they went through arbitration. I guess it had something to do with the horrible lawyer Jon hired.

Dorothy said...

Does anyone have info on the charity that Jon sponsors? Haven't heard or seen anything since the first clip of Jon carrying toys. thanks to all that post clips and web sites.

IDModo said...

In my divorce visitation was allotted "From time to time as agreed upom by both partners." Stupidly, I read this as meaning that there would be a regular arrangement based on the children's best interests. Imagine my surprise when I realised that it said in essence that if one partner disagreed,a visitation would not take place. I wonder if Jon found himself in this kind of situation where he was hoping to rely on Kate's better nature to do what was right for the kids,and discovered that "better nature" and "Kate" was an oxymoron.It's pretty obvious that his fame-ho lawyer was not in it for anyone's best interests but his own. He could take the matter back to court (at great expense) to have the terms changed.
Could someone please explain what "joint custody" means in the USA? It may be different here in Canada. Thanks!

silimom said...

I've wondered why no one from Jon's family has ever stepped up to defend him.

Jon needs to move back home with a brother or, preferably, his mom. He needs to get a life coach - again, that would be an interesting reality show IMO. More interesting than Hailey Glassman in Starting Over - I used to watch it a few years back too and then it disappeared.

I genuinely liked Jon - haven't agreed with his life choices as late but he seems like a nice guy. I pray he gets it together.

Someone on a different site said he'd get back together with Kate. I don't see that happening.

silimom said...

"Starting Over" the life coach reality show ended in 2006. Rhonda Britten, the head coach, is now on Celebrity Fit Club. So, IMO, that should be Jon's next gig once his contract expires, since he and Kate seem determined to keep doing the reality show circuit. I can't believe I'm even considering this, but I may write VH1 to request him - I'm sure if enough people did, they'd work out a deal with TLC. And the bottom line for TLC is $ and PR. They could spin it as "Hey, we're trying to help the guy get his act together".

Why do I think this would be a good move? 1) Rhonda is good and she could really help Jon. Plus getting into shape would be good for him too. 2) It would give him a chance to earn some money 3) It would build up his self esteem 3) It would piss off Kate. 4) If Jon gets his act together it helps the kids - and that's the best reason of all.

So how about it, Team Jon? Anyone ready to bombard VH1 with letters and emails?

kidsfirst! said...

Khate and Lady GaGa have the same birthday! HaHa CaCa

N.E. Psychologist said...

Can't See Sheep said
No, he's not blameless, but he has been badly mauled by a first class narcissist & her fellow bullies.
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Thank you for elaborating so beautifully on the point that I was trying to make.
I for one can certainly remember the raw pain of betrayal and I know first hand that losing a parent is awful, no matter how old you are.
And she keeps the kids from him! Poor Jon.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Surprised not to see a million Happy Birthdays today.......Wonder how much the ole "birthday card" will be played out on LIVE TV tomorrow night........

Nancy B. said...

LAX4ET is saying Kate and the kids will be filming today in California for Kate's birthday. They will be in some restaurant with all the kids and having a birthday/filming party with a cake for Kate. They think it will be shown on DWTS or on a future TV show. The person who called in is a friend of someone on the crew but would not give any more information.

MickeyMcKean said...

I am thinking about last week’s events:

BF and I read the recap of DWTS on Z on TV so we watch last hour to see train wreck for ourselves - not a surprise Kate would use the “mom” card but I gotta admit hearing Kate being compared to shopping cart was worth tuning in! It also needs to be noted that watching Pamela dance was an added bonus :)

Ratings are up ~6% for DWTS and Kate’s PR people spin it that it is ALL due to Kate. Uh huh.

It seems that REAL media outlets all agree Kate has can’t dance.

In addition it is reported that:

* Vegas odds figure Kate will be the first to go.

* Morgan and Jon split up; it is also reported that Jon is depressed and Kate won’t the father of their children have extra time with kids while she is clod-hopping in L.A.

* Hailey Glassman is going to be on a reality show so she is moving to L.A.

* Kate and bodyguard fly first class and Tony in coach.

* Kate and bodyguard stay at posh hotel and Tony does not.

* Kate is showing up late for hair and makeup on set of DWTS.

* Pamela Anderson thought Kate was Nadia and when Pam was corrected she said, within earshot of Kate, something along the lines of “Whoever, she is still a nobody”.

* Bodyguard’s wife is staying at konpound with nannies.

* Kate spent $35,000 on make over to look good for Jake Guyenhall but before she somehow meets him in L.A., Kate flys back to PA to make appearance in front of pap in strip mall parking lot where she gets her nails done.

* Kate is worried she will be first to be voted off. It seems that she did not take this competition seriously and felt she could just “charm” her way to a win.

* Kate is asking for votes from moms, as well as from her “haters”. She really wants a $75,000 weekly paycheck.

* Kate will pull all her kids out of school and bring them out to L.A. if she feels she needs to so in order to get votes to stay on DWTS.

* Tony, Kate and bodyguard leave for L.A. on Saturday.

* Saturday night 3 adults and 8 Gosselin props are seen at Philly airport.

Let’s see, it wasn’t so long ago that Kate claims she is broke and can’t pay her bills and then 3 months later has no problem in spending +/- $35,000 to look good for TV and has $$$$ to buy at least 11 airline tickets at last minute ticket rates to help her get votes. Oh ya, and it appears that Kate and bodyguard are on different flight to L.A. than the one with the kids. Imagine that!

So, am I missing anything from this week?

Does TLC/ABC/KATE really think the general public cannot see what is really going on?

Does TLC/ABC/KATE really think that the viewing audience appreciates being treated as fools?

JMO.

Laurie said...

This is a soap opera.....If Kart and the 8 little kartetts are filming a birthday party in LA today when will she have time to practive the jive? If they are filming did ABC/DWTS/TLC get all the proper permits done to film them or is it just a part of a "home" sequence and they don't need them? Will they fly the kartetts back to PA today or keep them around for the show on Monday thus making the kartetts miss at least two days of school - Monday and Tuesday maybe even Wednesday due to jet lag. Stay tuned for "As The Kart Turns"......Why doesn't someone in the mainstream media (or even TMZ) pick up on the fact that Kart flew off with Steve leaving the kartetts fly out with nannys? I really would love to know if there was a privat jet waiting for them or if she had them flown out coach.

MickeyMcKean said...

Nancy B. said...
LAX4ET is saying Kate and the kids will be filming today in California for Kate's birthday. They will be in some restaurant with all the kids and having a birthday/filming party with a cake for Kate. They think it will be shown on DWTS or on a future TV show.

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Ahahahahaaaa ... guess Kate couldn't do this birthday party in PA just one day before, eh?

Nooooo, Kate would rather fly kids and nannies all out to L.A. for a birthday party for HER, and then since the 8 props just happen to be in town anyway, have them sit front row tomorrow night on the set of DWTS.

Boy, let's talk about how one mother continues to exploit her own children because it satisfied HER agenda - she needs the votes so she can stay and play in L.A. away from her kids as long as possible!!!

As a footnote, wasn't it just last year that the tups birthday party was a week late because Kate was at the spa because their birthday just happen to fall on Mother's Day?

Yeppers, it always comes down to what is advantageous for KATE, not the kids!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I've wondered why no one from Jon's family has ever stepped up to defend him."

Because they're taking the high road? No need to open a debate, which, of course, would fuel a discourse/arguments which would be never-ending.

Two clueless idiots said...

Nancy B. said...

LAX4ET is saying Kate and the kids will be filming today in California for Kate's birthday. They will be in some restaurant with all the kids and having a birthday/filming party with a cake for Kate. They think it will be shown on DWTS or on a future TV show.
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This is a prime example of the absurdity of this whole scenario! Why in the world didn't they film a birthday "celebration" at home before Kart left? Why was it necessary to fly those YOUNG children across the country without a parent present? I guess they'll use those kids twice while they're out there - once for the birthday filming and again in the studio audience for DWTS. Great idea... let's pull eight kids out of school, fly them across the country with their paid caretakers (even though one parent is traveling on the same day), change time zones, engage in the waiting around, scene setup, lighting changes, etc. associated with "reality" show filming, use them for a few hours as props on DWTS, then fly them back home with the nannys and change time zones again. What wonderful, thoughtful, selfless parenting, Kart! I'm sure you can be coached by the earpiece genies to spin it into a warm fuzzy story of how "the kids really WANTED to spend my birthday with me" and "the kids really WANTED to see me dance."

I can't wait to buy your book to read your deep and thoughtful letters about how much you love and care for your kids! Your insights into the emotional,physical and developmental needs of your children should be fascinating and enlightening...NOT.

Amy2 said...

"I've wondered why no one from Jon's family has ever stepped up to defend him."

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May be because they saw what happened to Jon when he went against Kate and TLC. Jon was squished. And look how Jodi and Kevin were attacked when they stood up for the children (getting them off TV). Kate and TLC will simply engage their attorneys to steamroll over everyone and everything that gets in their way of making money. Ordinary people going against well-funded corporations rarely win. The best that can happen is the families stay in touch with Jon and when this all ends (when the brand dies down and the money doesn't roll in) that they are there to help Jon and the children.

HangInThereJon said...

"can't see sheep" and others have made excellent posts concerning Jon.

What Kate, TLC and the press have done to him is shocking to me. What was the crime he committed that caused all this? He went out with young girls before he was divorced. Gee, it's not like we haven't heard that happening before. I can see why it happened. When you live with someone who constantly yells, makes snide remarks about your appearanceand so on as soon as someone comes along and treats you nice you are going to fall for it. Doesn't matter which spouse it is it happens all the time unfortunately. He did this after Kate told him the marriage was over. Did he do the wrong thing? Absolutely. He should have waited until the divorce was final. He's human and he made a big mistake which I imagine he realizes now.

What is so ironic to me is that Jon is the one who is better with the public. Former neighbors and others who have had contact with him say he was the friendly one. He seems to enjoy talking to people and yet who is the one that is being idolized? The one who didn't appreciate her fans and was rude to those she came in contact with.

I remember the one time he was able to have his own "talk" was at a local college. I was not there but the feedback was positive. He was said to be very friendly and even stayed after the talk to chat with people. I believe TLC didn't want him to do those things because Jon would be honest. He wasn't fed answers and would answer any questions. At that talk I believe he mentioned they did have a nanny. Up till then they were trying to keep it secret. Didn't want anyone to know they had help. He was being truthful and I bet TLC thought it was too risky to let him talk.

Bottom line is he made some really bad choices but he did nothing so criminal that he deserves what is being done to him.

Since he seems to have feelings, somthing which Kate doesn't seem to have, I am also worried about him.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

silimom said:
So how about it, Team Jon? Anyone ready to bombard VH1 with letters and emails?
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Jon on Celebrity Fit Club is a great idea and great career move for him. I would watch that. Can you post contact info for the show?

MickeyMcKean said...

"Let’s see, it wasn’t so long ago that Kate claims she is broke and can’t pay her bills and then 3 months later has no problem in spending +/- $35,000 to look good for TV and has $$$$ to buy at least 11 airline tickets at last minute ticket rates to help her get votes. Oh ya, and it appears that Kate and bodyguard are on different flight to L.A. than the one with the kids. Imagine that!

So, am I missing anything from this week?"

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PA Mom Knows said...
Maybe the fact that she doesn't pick up the tab for any of this?

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Anyone who reads this blog knows about all the perks (but for the record I don't think that all the household perks are paid for these days since there is no definite show announced by TLC for Kate).

But from the POV of someone who see her crying on a morning show about being broke and can't pay her bills and then 2 months later goes grocery shopping and sees the cover of a magazine re her new $7,000 weave, and then as it turns out also watches DWTS, when these viewers see the kids in the front row, don't you think that they will see that Kate flew in her kids in an act of desperation for [sympathy] votes?

There is no doubt in my mind that the regular viewers could see that Kate did not take this competition seriously. She was not prepared for, nor did she even act like she enjoyed last week's performance. Tony even pointed this out, as did at least one of the judges.

Now even though I do not normally watch DWTS - and regardless that I post on this blog and other sites primarily against Kate - IMO Kate deserves to be cut this week and I am sure I am not alone. She may be a celebrity but she is not a star, and there are real stars who are willing to work hard to be in this competition.

Whereas all of us bloggers know that Kate does not want to work to be there and she has no problem in pulling her kids out of school to use them for votes - I think America will realize this too, and for some it will be an eye opener to see the real Kate.

My point is that I don't think the viewing audience is as stupid as ABC/TLC/Kate hope. To treat this audience as fools is going to backfire on the powers that be. But then again, perhaps this is what has to happen to get Kate off my TV forever since her 15 minutes were up a long time ago.

Until then, Hey Kate: BREAK A LEG!

Jane in California said...

Dear Moderators,

You are too much! LOL @ the new front page picture.

Keep up the great work you do here!

MaryB said...

Sadly I think the kids are going to be Kate's guests on DWTS. She is going to squeeze every little bit of life out of them for more votes.
By flying on a different flight from her children Kate is stating her intentions loud and clear. She does not care about her children. Kate only cares about herself.
I cannot imagine what stress those 8 little ones must be under.
Jon should be allowed to be with his kids full time while Kate is working her a** off getting her face on TV.
Shame on you Kate.
Shame on TLC.
Shame on greed.

Jane in California said...

I agree that what has happened to Jon in the media was shameful. It also exposed the dark underbelly of corporate media - Jon did not play along by their rules, and he paid the price. They have so much influence over the media, they basically fed them the stories to run and without question, the media, straight up to The View, The Today Show, etc., sold that version without question, without doing any of their own research, etc. The head honchos wanted Jon trashed and they toed the corporate line.

The best lesson to learn, and I hope everyone who followed this saga here did, is not to believe everything you read. In fact, just the opposite. Question it - seek out the sources, be mindful that the media is trying to influence the way you think.

If Kate had been the least bit likeable, this charade would probably have worked. After all, I bet most of us started out watching the show in its early days and feeling sympathy for her plight, laughing when she said "Lordy Be!" at one of the girl tups having an explosive diaper and having to give her an unplanned bath, talking about her hectic days. We were predisposed to look favorably on this woman, to empathize with her daily struggles and triumphs.

Then the cracks started showing and those of us who were hands on mothers, who loved being mothers, who didn't search for ways to not play with our children, who didn't freak out over a few crumbs on the floor or stains on play clothes, started looking askance at Kate and wondering, "what's wrong with this picture?"

No matter how much TLC edits down some of the worse moments, there's just so much they can do to cover up the truth.

I see this as a test of how much can they control of our perceptions. They are still trying to package and sell Kate, because they don't like realizing that sometimes their phony sales pitches don't work. Not everyone is an unquestioning sheeple.

As to Jon, I think his only choice is to simply endure and stay as far under the public radar as he can. The children are young, but Mady & Cara are halfway to adulthood already. He should just continue to be there for his children, shun the limelight, do what he can to limit their public exposure on television, and stay away from scum like Hailey, that slimy attorney Heller, etc. Hang out with his brothers, his mom, his high school friends, with Jodi & Kevin - good people who have his back. Let the rest slide away, let Kate embarrass herself in the public eye.

When the children are adults, they can turn their backs forever on Kate if they wish, and have their dad and his family as their real foundation.

Finally - Jon is paying a ton of child support and he sees his kids all the time he can as allowed by the custody arrangement. It does not matter who he dates as long as they are over 18. I don't care if he has a string of young girlfriends or not. He's a sociable guy and most guys do not like being alone and want female companionship. No big deal. The only time I'd chime in on a new relationship is if he seems to be dating someone just for publicity, such as Octomom.

SMellTheCoffeeGina said...

Whoa! Gina N. is "babysitting" those howler monkeys??
1. WHY? Is she a masochist? (she might be, look at how she allows herself to be portrayed and possibly treated , by him and Her)
2. Is this some pathetic attempt to put a damper on the possible festivities of Kart and Steve?
3. Listen, the woman needs to get hold of this weirdo situation, pronto, and that does NOT include posing as a put-upon babysitter! This is ridiculous! Either A) The two of them are fooling around, and laughing at Gina's gullibility, or B) they are NOT fooling around, but the appearances are so unprofessional and potentially damaging to Steve's "career", their marriage, and to their sons, that she should just ask that Steve be re-assigned to another "job."
Has he been blacklisted from other, "Real" jobs?? Why the heck this Kart assignment anyway??
EIther HE wants it , or, he is being made to do it by his boss or some such. There's just no logical explanation otherwise.
Wake up, Gina Neild.

BeDoneNow said...

MaryB said...
Sadly I think the kids are going to be Kate's guests on DWTS. She is going to squeeze every little bit of life out of them for more votes.
By flying on a different flight from her children Kate is stating her intentions loud and clear. She does not care about her children. Kate only cares about herself.
I cannot imagine what stress those 8 little ones must be under.
Jon should be allowed to be with his kids full time while Kate is working her a** off getting her face on TV.
Shame on you Kate.
Shame on TLC.
Shame on greed.
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And SHAME on ABC! Small children have no business in that environment with only hired help to see after them. That ABC would allow this as props for Kart is horrid.

Pantyhose soiler said...

Funny quote about Kate:

“Between Jake's awkwardness, Kate Gosselin; whose facial expressions look like she may have soiled her pantyhose, and versions of songs that are worse than some Karaoke versions, Dancing With The Stars has a new avid viewer!”
Rayanne Mulier on Examiner.com

SoCalGal said...

OMG! Yesterday ROL reported Khates departure (yes Saturday not Sunday)from PA to LA and there are 1912 postings. WTH

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Will they fly the kartetts back to PA today or keep them around for the show on Monday thus making the kartetts miss at least two days of school - Monday and Tuesday maybe even Wednesday due to jet lag."

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If they are staying until after the show, the only days the little ones would be missing are Monday and Wednesday. They do not go to school on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Friday is a holiday. I doubt if any of them would be missing much...Easter Week is more of a relaxed time -- crafts projects. etc. It's not going to be the end of their educational career as they know it! In fact, quite a few parents travel this week to spend time with family and friends who are out of the area.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I just don't understand how Jon ended up with so little time and Kate with so much control when they went through arbitration. I guess it had something to do with the horrible lawyer Jon hired."

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Or, sadly, maybe he just didn't WANT any more responsibility for more time with them?

Who knows. Seems a likable guy, but geez, the name of the poster on GWoP says it all, "Hard To Keep Loving Jon".

Carol said...

Since the show stopped filming people have been commenting about Jon being lazy and not working. I've been thinking though that can't the same thing be said about Kate? Now she is getting money from DWTS but what has she been doing till now? She has been doing interviews but I don't think they get paid for those. I'm not sure if people are paid to cohost the View. We see pictures of her getting coffee, picking up the mail, getting her hair done, getting manicures etc. Maybe I'm forgetting something but why aren't people criticizing her?

It's not fair to say she can't work because she is taking care of the children because we know that's not true. She doesn't appear to be with them any more than Jon is. Just because she lives in the same house as them doesn't mean she is taking care of them. We have seen over time that she has no trouble leaving home and having someone else take care of them.

I bet if Jon was given the chance he would go on talk shows too. He got in 2 or 3 interviews before TLC stopped it.

I bet Jon could have put together a book with pictures of the children and copied bible verses but would he have been allowed to write a book?

I bet Jon would have liked to participate in DWTS if asked but would he have been allowed to?

Once TLC decided they were going to make Kate into a "star" they just dumped Jon. He was good enough when the show was on for them to make money off of. If they were going to continue with the family they should have figured out projects for Jon also.

As far as a regular job I wonder if at this time with all the bad publicity and the economy the way it is - if he applied for a job and there were a couple of applicants I have a feeling they would take someone who has been out of work for a long time with no income over him.

They used him for a while and then proceeded to bash him any chance they got. Here you have someone who likes interactng with people being treated like the worst kind of criminal.

He is partially responsible for this but Kate, TLC and the media play an enormous part in all this.

I can see why Jon is having a hard time finding his way. I wish he could find something that is meaningful to him and he enjoys doing to build up his self esteem.

All that TLC has done for Kate and to this day I cannot understand why. I think they owe it to Jon to support him with some type of project or job if only because he is the father of the eight children that made them tons of money.

Just my opinion.

SoCalGal said...

The moderators probably don't read the tab blogs. But I'm sure they all have Facebook accounts.
Maybe if we request them as "afriend" we can get them to see what she is. They probably don't actually read the postings but they have an assistant do it. With a little luck maybe we can get our message across.
Also, Jon is probably there is probably a clause in Jon's contract with TLC whereby he cannot talk to anyone about the terms of his contract, his visitation rights, and that he stay out of the public eye as much as possible. At the end of the contract they might have a buy out clause where for a certain amount of $$$ he stays quiet for an extended # of yrs. This is what happened to Jlo and her first husband. Once the buy out ended he wrote a tell all book which was I believe about 10yrs after their divorce. However, Jlo sued to stop publication and won.

GoPoshGo said...

Pa Mom Knows said...
[snipped] I doubt if any of them would be missing much...Easter Week is more of a relaxed time -- crafts projects. etc. It's not going to be the end of their educational career as they know it!

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I don't think the issue is at all about how much school the tups or the twins will be missing this week. The real problem is that 8 kids are being dragged to CA in order to garner votes for their mother's ridiculous turn on DWTS. Because, as usual, Kate cannot make it on her own; instead, she has to -- yet again -- drag the kids into her latest money-making venture. Unlike their classmates who, as you suggested, might be taking off Easter week to travel with their parents and/or visit relatives, the Gosselin kids will be holed up in a CA hotel with 3 nannies, waiting to be paraded out for mommy's PR needs. Let's face it, this is not a vacation for the kids, where the kids' needs are being put ahead of Kate's. This is a ploy by Kate to get the kids on DWTS in order to garner the sympathy vote. Period.

You're right, the long-term negative effects of stunts like this WON'T have a noticeable impact on the kids' education. Wish I could say the same about their emotional well-being when they realize how much their mother sacrificed their wants and needs for her own delusional, self-serving purposes.

Personally, I'm still trying to sort out how any responsible parent allows her 8 young children to travel across the country with 3 college-aged nannies. Yeah, she's the mom we all aspire to be. Right.

Can't See Sheep said...

@HangInThereJon Your entire post is so good. You're right, jon did very well with the public, with pretty much everyone that he met. you don't hear any horror stories of people who've had to deal with him.

For me, I think the TLC machine went into discussions when cracks in the marriage started to show. That is a lot of money this family brings in for them, they're going to have to strategize what to do in the event of this & that or whatever. Methods to keep these people happy, control them, manipulate them, whatever they have to do to keep the millions coming.

They probably noticed early on that Jon had a conscience & kate had none. kate was easily manipulated & would do whatever they asked whenever they asked it. Jon did not. Jon took all he could until he couldn't take anymore. He gave up everything to please that wretch of a woman & it was never enough. She wanted to be a star & Jon had outlived his usefulness.

It can't be easy to sit at home day in day out looking after the kids while that insufferable little snot jets off everywhere with someone being touted as her bodyguard. If TLC had wanted the Gosselin family to stay in tact they could have sent Steve on his way, they employed him, they had to be well aware of the friction that his presence was causing. All they would have had to tell kate was something along the lines that steve was not good for her star image, that she could keep him & be a star too & that would have been that she would have let go of steve, but they didn't, they kept him there knowing full well what was going on.

After seeing that phony picture of Tony & steve's meeting I wondered what other pics had been photo-shopped by someone better than the one who did that. I mean if they're willing to fake a pic of tony & steve meeting then what is there that they won't fake?

I wondered this in relation to the pics of Jon. I wasn't looking to see if any were photo-shopped when I saw them, I was thinking Jon what the heck are you doing now. thanks to the crappy job journalists do these days & I am very skeptical of much. It looks a lot like Jon was set up, those people on FB & twitter who all know each other, any journalist worth their salt would find it. Makes it look a lot like Jon was set up in many things. Like TLC's arms are further reaching & far dirtier than anyone would have wanted to guess.

Then the paparazzi, sorry I'm not going to believe that real paparazzi who make their living on the photos they sell are going to put their paycheck at risk by hanging out in PA to take photos of one person. They don't do that, they hang out in areas where they have a shot of catching more than one celeb & getting as many photos as possible. TLC has really been trying their darnedest to manipulate the heck out of the public & I'm sick of it. If they want to manipulate kate, that's fine with me, but I draw the line when they try to manipulate me.

Can't See Sheep said...

GoPoshGo said...
I don't think the issue is at all about how much school the tups or the twins will be missing this week. The real problem is that 8 kids are being dragged to CA in order to garner votes for their mother's ridiculous turn on DWTS. Because, as usual, Kate cannot make it on her own; instead, she has to -- yet again -- drag the kids into her latest money-making venture.
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Exactly their life is turned upside down again because mommy wants to win a dance contest. It sounds so stupid to me. Yet again something kate can't do on her own so she has to drag the children into it. Kids aren't supposed to be working they're SUPPOSED TO BE ENJOYING THEIR CHILDHOOD. Maybe kate should have gotten off her fanny & practised more if she wanted to win, like everyone else, not trot her children out for the sympathy vote. We're not going to see Pam's kids on the DWTS stage. Even if Pam had done horribly we wouldn't see her kids for any reason. kate really is a soulless creature. Well, good luck katie! Yes, I've been in theatre, I know what I'm supposed to say & why, but to katie I say good luck, to the rest, break a leg.

Actually I just remembered, Angela Bowie, David Bowie's wife, remember after they divorced she had a 10 year gag order she had to comply with that was a part of the divorce agreement. This could have been done to Jon. Anyone know if there's a maximum time limit on these? Is 10 years the maximum?

22Starz said...

OMG...Kate went home/or had the kids flown out to be with her on her b-day.Even tho kate is too classy to fly with her kids...I wonder if the kids denied kate her b-day cup cake cause she was naughty...she hasent been home in how long????

OMG...we will smile pretty hug and kiss you mommy kate...Just dont bring out the wooden spoon!!!

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

All I can think of is that Jon's firing the gun on the grounds/Haily Mess gave Kart another ace in the hole. The custody agreement doesn't make logical sense. Just because Kart has physical custody shouldn't mean he doesn't have more time to spend with them that it appears. I witnessed him being a good parent for how many years? PA laws don't look favorable for children IMHO.

KatesDancingHooves said...

This was posted on another topic here..Here is the original quote, where Kate says she'll be "sad to see the OTHERS go"

Go down to 4th paragraph! This is amazing...proving the votes must be fixed! SCAM

http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/03/28/kate-gosselins-birthday-wish-stay-on-dancing-with-the-stars/

silimom said...

For anyone who wants to write VH1 to request Jon as a contestant on Celebrity Fit Club:

Show Website:
http://www.vh1.com/shows/celebrity_fit_club/season_7/series.jhtml

Contact Info:
VH1
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
NY Tel. 212-258-7800
Fax 212-846-1753

silimom said...

PA Mom Knows -

I understand the frustration people fee that yet again Kate is using her kids to advance her own career. However, I agree with you - I don't know that this one appearance equates with the 2 and 1/2 years of constant filming they did on J&K+8. As you said, the kids probably ARE excited at the chance to go spend time with their mom and watch her on the show. I wouldn't take issue with Pam Anderson suddenly bringing her sons to the show to watch her dance for the same reason (they'd probably like the chance to cheer for their mom) and this is a woman who has clearly stated she doesn't want her kids filmed and has put her money where her mouth is. I wouldn't suddenly start calling her a hypocrite.

The reality is we all know what Kate is like and we all knew that the kids would end up in the audience at some point. As for the morality of using them to garner the sympathy vote, I think the DWTS viewers are pretty smart and will see it for what it is. And I am sure that Kate will be criticized for it afterwards. And the bottom line - it's not going to help her cause in the long run. She can't dance, she'll eventually be voted off and she'll be remembered as that mom who sold out her kids for a career.

Jane in California said...

GoPoshGo said:

Personally, I'm still trying to sort out how any responsible parent allows her 8 young children to travel across the country with 3 college-aged nannies. Yeah, she's the mom we all aspire to be. Right.
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Exactly. I don't want to hear anyone blathering on about how Kate is a good mom - she's addicted to the limelight and she'll use her kids if and when she deems it necessary to further her agenda. Otherwise, she's perfectly happy leaving them being "babysat" by her bodyguard's wife, by college age "nannies" or anyone else who will kowtow to her demands. Since Jon no longer kowtows to her, he doesn't get to see the kids unless it's his court-ordered time.

The fact that her "birthday party" is being filmed speaks for itself. The kids are once again props, to show what a great mom she is and how much they love her. Ha! If she didn't have those kids to place around the table, who else would be there? Not her mom and dad, not Kevin and Jodi, not Beth, not that supposed BFF Jaime. That leaves the body guard, his wife/babysitter, and her TLC associate, the hairdresser.

Tami said...

I would not think it was a problem for Pam to bring her kids because they do live in LA anyway. To fly them there out of desperation for votes is horrible. Everyone seeing them will know they are missing school for it, too. I don't have a problem with a kid missing school occasionally for a vacation, but we all know the Gosselin kids have always been pulled out of school for "opportunities" for the parents, as they used to call freebies and exploitation of the kids. It's sad, and I really don't think Kate needs constant defending for her actions lately, which are just as bad if not worse than they have always been. Now it truly is all about her and not Her and Jon and the FAMILY.

Tami said...

I'll bet there is one reason Kate refused to fly out with her kids. She knows how they behave and that it would make some tabloid if she was with them. Then it would be pointed out how horribly they behaved and it would reflect badly on her parenting and ability to keep control of kids who are well past the age of toddlerhood. Better to have someone else deal with them. Then everyone also would not witness her indifferent interactions with them and comment on it while she is desperately grabbing for the good will of the public--and votes.

Vanessa said...

Maybe those kids will finally get a paycheck with THEIR names on it since they film in L.A.

Vanessa said...

Those KIDS are OWNED by TLC, they sure as hell will not be shown on ANY television programme without money exchanging hands somewhere!
They are a brand, a product, to be sold, leased, rented out at their OWNER'S DISCRETION.
They might be having fun, enjoying themselves, but they ARE WORKING!!!

Huh said...

It's nice to see an article about a contestant other than Kate in the news. Here's one about Erin Andrews:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/mccarthy/2010-03-28-erin-andrews_N.htm

But it talks about her contract expiring in July and barely mentions that she's on DWTS. You would think that they would hyping Erin, Chad, and Evan more to attract some more sports-loving males. Isn't the 18-49 male population usually considered the holy grail of tv advertising? Who in the world does Kate draw in?

HangInThereJon said...

Can'tSeeSheep said:
It can't be easy to sit at home day in day out looking after the kids while that insufferable little snot jets off everywhere with someone being touted as her bodyguard.

Another good post. I agree that someone who is a "people" person would find it hard to be home all the time. Of course watching the children is his and Kate's responsiblity but it should have been shared. I believe in her first book she even stated something about Jon being that type of person. She knew what he was like and then was wondering why he was unhappy. Also, I think it's just human nature to be very uncomfortable with your spouse constantly traveling alone with someone of the opposite sex.

I remember a while back there was a picture of Jon at home with the kids and he was standing at the fence talking to some fans. People were saying he just wanted attention. I think he was talking to them and other times to the photographers because he was just lonely and wanted interaction with other people.

You are also right about the photographers hanging out here in PA. They are not going to stay around here 24 hours just to wait for Kate to go get coffee. There is nothing else in this area for them to take pictures of. I believe there is someone living close by who is tipped off at certain times when she leaves the house. How else would they know when she is going to pick up her mail or what day she is going for a manicure. Notice you will only see pictures of the days Kate happens to be around to pick up the kids from school. You don't see pictures these days of the times the babysitters are picking them up. Someone is definitely being alerted when to go take a picture.

katehasthemonspeeddial said...

HELLO, Kate tips them off! The Paps come when called. They are like dogs!

Brummygirl said...

HUH said:

Isn't the 18-49 male population usually considered the holy grail of tv advertising? Who in the world does Kate draw
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Vampires and Sheeple!!!

grannyoftwo said...

I am finding it very odd that all of Tony's tweets are coming out of California...not any from PA...all week long..they have come out of Ca. Did she not go home at all this week????? Well, well, well well, Miss Katie Irene lying to our faces once again...you have so many names now I don't know what they are going to put on your tombstone, but I do know one thing they should not put on there and that is..."Loving Mother"...you are some kind of mother all right but not the kind that those children need... you are the kind they write about in all of those rap songs girlfriend...oh yes I did!

Brummygirl said...

I just read Kate's blog at T.L.C. I wasn't aware of it before today.
Here we go again, she must have a ghost writer because there is no way Kate wrote that by herself.
Just another altar for the Sheeple to worship!!!

http://blogs.discovery.com/kate/

Bonnie said...

Just read an article were Meredith Viera is defending KG. She claims "I never got the impression that she's a bad mother. I don't think that show indicates that at all."

What show EXACTLY was SHE watching? Apparently not the same one that we all were?

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Sillimom said:

Starting Over" the life coach reality show ended in 2006. Rhonda Britten, the head coach, is now on Celebrity Fit Club. So, IMO, that should be Jon's next gig once his contract expires, since he and Kate seem determined to keep doing the reality show circuit. I can't believe I'm even considering this, but I may write VH1 to request him - I'm sure if enough people did, they'd work out a deal with TLC. And the bottom line for TLC is $ and PR. They could spin it as "Hey, we're trying to help the guy get his act together".

Why do I think this would be a good move? 1) Rhonda is good and she could really help Jon. Plus getting into shape would be good for him too. 2) It would give him a chance to earn some money 3) It would build up his self esteem 3) It would piss off Kate. 4) If Jon gets his act together it helps the kids - and that's the best reason of all.

So how about it, Team Jon? Anyone ready to bombard VH1 with letters and emails?
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Lets do it - im in. How do we go about this?

JenMomOfNone said...

OMG!! I am totally voting for her. You can't pay for television that great. She was AWFUL! I am totally in for her being humiliated week after week. She's finally getting a taste of what Jon had to go through.

Question: If she continues to stay because of her fan base and the general public's stupidity, does that mean the other stars will finally start talking some trash?

Exhausted said...

With regard to the kids' travelling out to CA, I would never NEVER trust three nannies (or even 30 nannies) to transport my children across the country. I am a worry wart, and I would be horribly afraid that something would happen, and I wouldn't be able to protect them.

There are some things only a parent should do, and Kate doesn't get that. She thinks even love and nurturing can be outsourced to someone who's not as "busy" (gag) and exhausted.

With regard to whether it's right to bring the kids or not to the taping of the show, I don't think we'd have a problem with it if Kate weren't such an opportunistic nasty parent. If the kids were sitting there not for ratings but because their mother loved them and wanted them to be there, and they were sitting in the audience with their grandparents or Jon or Jodi and Kevin (or all five of them), I think we'd be okay with it. I think it's because we know that the poor things came all the way out to CA just to be ignored more by their cold mother and just to be used as accessories.

If we knew that Kate was loving and kind and really missed them every second they were apart (and did keep the schedule she claims to keep), I don't think anyone would begrudge her to be on the show. It's where this gig fits into the entire picture of their life that's bothersome. That it is just one more thing that lets her be away from them. If Jon were on the show and wouldn't let poor Kate see them more and he had nannies transport them, I am sure we'd be seeing a Today show interview with her dabbing her sad eyes, and he'd be the villain. No one is allowed to think ill of this creature.

Aunty Anne said...

I truly believe Kart's regular DWTS exposure is a good thing. It seems like folks are caring less about what she is up to.

Over-exposure might be a very good thing in this case.

I am voting FOR Kart.

SuperFresh said...

I saw pictures of Jon shopping at the supermarket in Reading. Can anyone explain to me why these photographers are not following him to his car and then to wherever he is living? It makes no sense. Everyone wants to know where he lives but they don't follow him? What do they do - live in the supermarket and wait for him to show up ?

Tami said...

Were the kids at the airport to meet Jon at his plane? They did not really get on a plane, did they? Jon is home and so are they so that leads me to believe they picked up dad from the airport. I hope he is with them for a loooong time!

EnoughAlready said...

I just watched a video interview from Access Hollywood that someone posted..I was a little dumbfounded as when she was asked how she spent her birthday , and she stated with her kids and they brought her breakfast in bed. Is it me or do we not all recall how the kids were told to never step a foot in HER room? Did they put the breakfast on a tray and slide it across the floor ? Or leave it by the door knock and run away?

Captain of the Titanic said...

Over on Popeaters.com they are reporting that Kate tried to have Tony fired. If anybody should be fired, it's HER!

http://www.popeater.com/2010/03/30/kate-gosselin-tony-dancing-fired/

Pattypanda said...

Jon Gosselin went on a very special grocery trip in Reading, PA yesterday! A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Jon went shopping for Healthy Choice TV dinners, Jiffy Pop popcorn, and Diet Coke, “to eat while watching Dancing With The Stars.” Can you believe he really watched his ex compete on her reality competition?

Fully - haven't seen pics on ROL - they don't want to admit that Jon sees his kids.

Ohio Buckeye said...

K8G will return on DWTS?

I rest my case: we have all been played.

The whole narcissistic diva thing is now being exploited as part of the Gosselin brand. Not that K8G isn't a royal pain in the @**, just that, as in guerilla warfare: take your shortcomings and turn them into advantages. Apparently narcissism and being a diva sells.

Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING related to Kate Gosselin is hyped and manufactured to create and keep the tension/drama and, sadly, viewers/ratings.

I'm DONE.

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
[snipped]
Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING related to Kate Gosselin is hyped and manufactured to create and keep the tension/drama and, sadly, viewers/ratings.

I'm DONE.

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Ditto, Buckeye.

GoPoshGo said...

EnoughAlready said...
"I was a little dumbfounded as when she was asked how she spent her birthday , and she stated with her kids and they brought her breakfast in bed. Is it me or do we not all recall how the kids were told to never step a foot in HER room? Did they put the breakfast on a tray and slide it across the floor ? Or leave it by the door knock and run away?"

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It gets even worse. Kate claims that they celebrated on Saturday morning -- the very same day they took separate flights to LA. So, according to Kate, she and the kids celebrated her birthday a day early. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that Kate and the kids were being filmed ON SUNDAY at some LA restaurant to celebrate her b'day. Guess it's fodder for the new Kate+8 show. So GROSS. This woman knows no boundaries.

It also adds further evidence as to why she SUCKS so badly on DWTS. She's too busy getting manis/pedis, tanning, and having made-for-tv birthday parties to bother with serious rehearsal.

Poor kids. Poor Tony.

Bonnie C. said...

I don't know if a joke, but I just saw that Kate is going to dress Tony up as Jon for their "story dance". If that is the case, they are really milking her "fame". DWTS is treating the general public like they are idiots. I thought this was a dancing show, not a promote tabloit headlines show. What next, Heidi Montage next season doing an interpretive dance about all her cosmetic surgery?

maggie said...

This is from E online: I also posted this on the Dance blog too.

Kate Gosselin and her gracious partner Tony Dovolani may have been at odds this week on (and off!) camera, but the Dancing With the Stars' duo have put their differences aside and come up with something very interesting for next week.

Is she planning a reunion with her now infamous ex-hubby Jon Gosselin to spice things up (and maybe keep those ratings high)?

If we can believe what Kate tells us, the answer might be even better than you imagine...

While Jon himself is not actually going to grace the DWTS stage, we will be getting the next best (or worst?) thing: a Jon and Kate-themed dance for week three! Tony will be channeling Jon G (lucky Jon!) as Kate portrays herself (who else?) in next week's storytelling assignment.

Let that sink in for a moment: Kate will be transforming her recent tabloid troubles into a high-stepping dance routine.

"It's my story over the past two years," Kate tells us of the dance. "We're very, very excited."

And there's only one word to describe such a dance.

"Dramatic," says Kate, to which Tony replies, "Lots of drama," to which Kate adds a little more emphasis with an, "Oh my gosh, so much drama."
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Kate is going to USE Jon for ratings and drama. I am so boiling mad.

so sad too bad said...

Good Grief, the sheeple are intense! I was browsing in another site and this is the response some poor lady named Sara got for sympathizing with Tony....

"you buy proactive by the gallon.sarah put down the little debbie cakes and potato chips get off the couch and exersise a little bit and maybe you can get a man and you won't have to worrie about kate anymore."

http://www.popeater.com/2010/03/30/kate-gosselin-tony-dancing-fired/2#comments

Are there really nuts like that out there? Jeez!

Jenny said...

Maggie, thanks for posting that from eonline. I had just seen it myself and posted it on the dance blog, then came here and saw you had posted it.

It's just totally incredible how this woman is willing to go along with these nutcase ideas just to keep her face in front of the camera! I'm sure there will be lots of dissing of Jon in their dance routine next week as she gets to storyline HER version of things!
Jon, we know you can't speak right now but trust us, it's the best thing you've got going. K8 is doing a magnificent job of doing herself in...and with you not all over the airwaves talking, she will have no one but herself to blame when she goes down in flames ... eventually... sometime soon! PLEASE soon!!

SandyW said...

Found this is on of all places reddit's pictures. It is a loop of Jon & Kate right before he escaped.

http://imgur.com/PvbPd

I think Kate is going to grow old as a very lonely woman.

SqueakyCart said...

OMG - Newsflash - The Gosselin 8 were allowed in her heighness' bedroom to bring her breakfast in bed. I guess if they are serving her the threat of severeness doesn't apply. Wonder, did she or Steve get up to take the padlock off the door.

I just can't stand her doing interviews. The head is flying to the left and right, she cannot look the interviewer in the eye. Along with all her other problems, she has no manners.

Jenny said...

SqueakyKart said:
OMG - Newsflash - The Gosselin 8 were allowed in her heighness' bedroom to bring her breakfast in bed.
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Yeah, I remember her mentioning this and it didn't hit me until I read your post that they actually must have been allowed into her bedroom. She's just all heart, isn't she?! Er...well...as long as they're serving her that is.

But you know what...I heard her say in several separate interviews that, "The kids made me brownies ... oh and they brought me breakfast in bed too!" Then on yet another interview, she said, "The kids made me brownies for breakfast."

Not to be nitpicking and actually LOOKING for inconsistencies in the things that come out of her mouth, but this was pretty obviously two different stories.

I thought I had seen everything but she continually surprises us. Like someone else has posted, I too was appalled when it came down to either her or Shannen going into the bottom 2 to join Pam. Normally, out of consideration and kindness for the loser, the one who gets to stay exhibits a little restraint when they get the news... but not K8! She threw her hands in the air, started jumping up & down uncontrollably, then turned and hugged Tony while emitting huge, loud yelping screams. Absolutely zero empathy for Shannen's feelings. Oh my lord! I just have no words. Ok, well maybe just a few more...(ha, I'm stealing that cute line from another poster...I laughed when I read it!) :)

All I can say...and I know I'm repeating myself something awful but I just can't help myself: K8, please have mercy on all of us and just go home to your babies. I've tried to cut you slack so many times and keep coming up empty. We're just really done with you at this point.

Squeakycart said...

Dr Glass the body language expert had an excellent post on her site today. She tried to see Kate's side, but her recent actions just prove she hasn't changed. Just because she's changed the outside, she has not worked on her inner self. Find any pictures from a year or more and you can see the obvious differences, on the outside. She never smiled big before, must have not liked her teeth. Now with brand new teeth and nose, she loves to flaunt them or cringe threw them when the judges are talking to her. We all know the boobs are enhanced, she jiggled them so much the other night dancing when she couldn't remember her steps, they saw more action than Pam Anderson's. I don't watch DWTS, can't stand all the rehearsal trivia, etc, but catch it on youtube. I can see why people voted for her, they want to keep the insanity going. She just doesn't realize it, she is the butt of all jokes. I'm glad she was kept in, Tony work as ass off this week. She is not used to working hard. Directing others, is not working. Her work consists of daily self pampering. No way do we believe she is cooking meals ahead for when she is on the road, ha. She probably hasn't cooked since the camera left when she barbequed outside last and it was caught on tape. As a christian, I hope she remembers for her children's sake that this is Easter weekend. It would be nice if she got home before her Friday nail photo op. Do you think she has ever let her kids color easter eggs or eat an easter bunny. She is just a pitiful mother in name only. I feel so sorry for such neglected, unloved, kids. All kids want is love and hugs, not stuff, especially the stuff that their mother NEEDS. At least Jon's love for them is pure. As they say, karma is a bitch, she will get hers in the end, when she has to beg for her grown children to "pay attention to me, I am your mother".

PS: Hi to all the ROL sheeple who are online all day and check here too. Never saw more people that spend all day on a computer, name calling others.

Exhausted said...

Two things: first, there are very few five year olds who think about serving their parents in bed! Give me a break. And Cara and Mady are probably so disgusted with her that they want to serve her a dead chicken, not (organic?) brownies. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't even see her for her birthday.

Second, regarding the inappropriate cheering when she wasn't eliminated, it's amazing how the media can choose to pursue a story or not. If it were someone not liked, on the front page of Yahoo there would have been an article to the effect of, "Awkward DWTS Moment for Gosselin." Ninety five percent of the time, this woman dodges the bullet. It's only when she forces negative attention (eg beating her child in the driveway) that they have no choice.

She is just a tragedy.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"Are there really nuts like that out there? Jeez!"

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Yes. Have you ever noticed that 99.9 percent of them are illiterate? Tells you something about her fan base.

Stanley said...

Interesting article on CNN.com today about how TLC programming has changed since the network's beginning.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/31/tlc.network/index.html?hpt=Sbin

MabelD said...

Lawyer: TV’s Jon Gosselin seeking help in Media

Don't be surprised if you see Jon Gosselin, of the defunct Jon and Kate Plus 8 series, in Delaware County.

Gosselin's new Media-based attorney, Anthony List, said Jon will visit his offices Friday to discuss a number of postdivorce issues and matters related to Gosselin's contract with TV network TLC.

About five years ago, List said he received a call from an old friend and classmate - Thomas Gosselin, Jon's father. The two go back to their days at Monsignor Bonner High School in Upper Darby and later college at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland.

Tom Gosselin, who was in poor health at the time, asked him List to be available should his son's family need a lawyer, the attorney said.

About five weeks ago, List said he received a call from Beverly Hills. It was Jon Gosselin.

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In addition to contract issues with TLC, List said they plan to review the custody arrangement. He said they are concerned Kate's busy schedule leaves little time with the kids.

"I don't know how she is able to spend any quality time with the children," said List. "Children need the physical presence of a mother especially during these tender years."

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100401_Lawyer__TVs_Jon_Gosselin_seeking_help_in_Media.html

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I'm sure there will be lots of dissing of Jon in their dance routine next week as she gets to storyline HER version of things!"

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I wouldn't put too much money on that. The dance has nothing to do with Jon, and everything to do with the paparazzi.

jibberjabbers said...

So Jon Gosselin got rid of that idiot of a Lawyer Mark Heller?

I guess after Jon settled with TLC, Mark got his money and took off.

Good job there Heller. You FN idiot.

Can't See Sheep said...

MabelD said...
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100401_Lawyer__TVs_Jon_Gosselin_seeking_help_in_Media.html
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Cool just got back from my birthday celebration & I find all this interesting news that I really hope is true & not another April Fool's joke.

Jon's dad still "helping" his son & grandkids, despite no longer being with us, I love it. I'm wondering why Jon didn't go to this lawyer before & instead went to that warthog of a fame whore lawyer. Perhaps he was to easily led, maybe he wanted to try to do things on his own without running home for help. it's amazing how far away people will stay if they think they're going to hear "I told you so" Honestly, I can see Jon's brothers before his wedding telling him to hightail it out of Dodge while he's still a free man, who wouldn't have tried to warn him if they had any idea of what a shrew kate was.

If he's still trying to get things set straight, good. Unfortunately I can't find a lot on the lawyer, so I can't say a lot. At least it doesn't look like he's out for fame like the others, I haven't even found a photo of him so far.

Does anyone know anything about this List fellow? He's a media & driver's license attorney or is there a Jr. & a Sr. & I'm getting them mixed up?

I do love that the custody will be looked at because kate is absent so much.

"Children need the physical presence of a mother especially during these tender years."

Thank you Mr. List, you're saying what so many at GWOP have said for some time now. I hope this one can do what the other one couldn't & wasn't interested in doing.

Can't See Sheep said...

so sad too bad said...

Good Grief, the sheeple are intense! I was browsing in another site and this is the response some poor lady named Sara got for sympathizing with Tony....

"you buy proactive by the gallon.sarah put down the little debbie cakes and potato chips get off the couch and exersise a little bit and maybe you can get a man and you won't have to worrie about kate anymore."
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Holy cow talk about projection. Yeah, it's another one of those things connected to narcissism. Projecting their flaws onto others thereby making them the scapegoat, were as normal people only project when being defensive. They're as screwed up as kate if not more so. They're just a whole other kind of crazy I prefer to acknowledge as little as possible & ignoring them is the best thing one can do in reguards to them.

alana said...

Why am I not shocked regarding Hate's numerous "birthday" stories? e.g. kids baked homemade brownies, no brownies but breakfast in bed, birthday cake at a restaurant but no brownies, brownies served for breakfast in bed... on and on she cackles...

The debate concerning Take allowing the children into the inner sanctum to serve
aforementioned birthday
breakfast in bed:
Maybe she didn't. Maybe the bedroom version happened in a HOTEL ROOM, rather, SUITE, in CA? Or not.

Pattypanda said...

Glad to see Jon may finally meet a lawyer that can sort out his rights in this mess. If he is willing and available, and she's off doing whatever, a parent in the home is better than a staff of nannies.

There should be enough out there on Kate to put an injunction on her mouth.

Anne said...

Can'tSeeSheep said:
"Jon's dad still "helping" his son & grandkids, despite no longer being with us"

I was in a local (Gosselin area) dentists office this week and the comment was made about what a nice man Jon's father was and how upset he would be if he knew what was going on.

In the past I read someone's comment saying something similar so I guess it's no surprise to hear he was thinking ahead in trying to help Jon and his family.

Midnight Serenade said...

Comments on the ROL site...

"I worship Kate but chelsea is one funny comedian. I had to laugh.lol. Kate is the most amazing woman to walk the face of the earth. Thank her parents for blessing the world with Katie Poo. Go Kate the great...Kate the amazing go go go. She smiles and the sun comes out."

Who in the heck ARE these people? Are they paid to make comments like this, or is her fan base made up of a folks with their mouths in gear but their brains in neutral?

Midnight Serenade said...

Can'tSeeSheep said:
"Jon's dad still "helping" his son & grandkids, despite no longer being with us"

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The Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways!

Barrister said...

I hope Jon sues this new lawyer for running to the newspaper and blabbing his personal business. What kind of lawyer is this? A fame ho lawyer? This has to be april fool's joke because lawyers don't do that.

Charlie Rose said...

What I find truly sickening is Kate tries to validate being a MOM by having ROL taking pictures of her in the driveway (sitting no less) with the children. Not HER children but their children, you know Jon's children too, the one Kate likes to throw under the bus at every opportunity.

Real moms don't have to validate to anyone that they are a good mother. They just are.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Breakfast? Brownies?
More birthday info.

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/kate-gosselin-spends-35th-birthday-away-from-kids-1970241

silimom said...

Well, I agree, Jon should have kept this visit to a lawyer private. However, if it is true, it sounds like this guy knows his family, so there is probably some measure of trust there and potentially he will have more of an interest in looking out for Jon's well being than Heller (who was referred by Lohan).

It could be the reason the lawyer released it was to show people that Jon does care about his kids and is trying to do something. Since Jon cannot speak for himself, this attorney chose to do so for him. Again, not a great tactic in my opinion, but it is what it is.

In any case, I wish Jon the best of luck. I hope he is trying to get his life together. Nothing but the best, Jon.

KyPastor said...

Barrister said...
I hope Jon sues this new lawyer for running to the newspaper and blabbing his personal business. What kind of lawyer is this? A fame ho lawyer? This has to be april fool's joke because lawyers don't do that.

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I absolutely agree. A real lawyer would be keeping client-attorney
confidentiality as a sacred trust
and not be playing his hand in the media. This would be on the QT for sure.

It is my opinion that lawyers who speak to the media before a case is resolved are in it for the hype rather than for the actual legal resolution.

chronicworld said...

If this Mr. List, Dr. Gosselin's friend, is Jon's new attorney, he would need Jon's permission to speak publicly.
I hope this is true. I hope he is an honest man with Jon and the children's best interests at heart. This nightmare can't go on much longer. Those children need stability NOW.

Lia said...

I hope the Lord is working overtime with Jon's new lawyer. I googled him. He specializes in DUI and driving-related legal issues and is NOT a divorce attorney. Sounds like someone made this up to get his name and his business in the paper. Or maybe Jon used him for a DUI once?

Pa Mom Knows said...

"What kind of lawyer is this? A fame ho lawyer? This has to be april fool's joke because lawyers don't do that."

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I agree. If it wasn't a spoof, I'd dump that one before I signed any engagement papers.