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Shana B said...

Jon was once loved and the public/paprazzi/entertainment industry has turned on him.
Its more lucrative to hate him than to love him.

The same is going to happen to Kate and soon.

Aren't these parents afraid of what will happen when the same happen to the kids?

Kates new show including the kids will not show the precious babies people fell in love with.
Just as TLC showed the bad side of Kate to capture viewers, Im sure we are going to see the bratty side of the Gosselin 8.

TLC is out to capture ratings, not make home movies for the Kate

she is evil said...

Kate's constant lying is infuriating, self-serving, and often malicious, especially with regards to Jon. She lies about big things and small, things of no consequence and things that are ultimately harmful for her kids to hear (again, especially about Jon). Anyone out there have experience with a mother that lied constantly in front of her kids? What does that do to the kids? Those Gosselin kids hear their mom lie about cooking organic for them, about not having nannies, about their dad not supporting them, about being in LA for dwts only 3 days a week, about caring for them 20 of 24 hours of the day, etc. She lies in front of them, to the cameras, and in print. This is not normal and is setting such a bad example for them. Anyone got any thoughts as to how those kids will be affected by this neverending bullcrap?

Shana B said...

I thought just struck me and i had to voice it. What if TLC attempts to "brand" each child.
We've seen this before- Cara the sporty twin,Hannah the helper etc

What if the footage is clipped to show whatever brand is assigned to a child - eg Aaden, clingy, acting babyish with his chewy. Maybe the grils being "smarter" than the boys. Maybe one boy is always seen holding his mom's purse or sister's dolls...

We have seen special editing on this before.. are Jon and Kate still producers?

Can't See Sheep said...

Shana B said...
What if the footage is clipped to show whatever brand is assigned to a child - eg Aaden, clingy, acting babyish with his chewy. Maybe the grils being "smarter" than the boys. Maybe one boy is always seen holding his mom's purse or sister's dolls...
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Actually I wouldn't be surprised to see this at all. It was done to a degree with the Dione quints. They were assigned their own colour, this I believe was done early to identify which one was which, but it did bother them when they got older. I do know that at least one had an aversion to the colour she'd been assigned, she identified it with all the negative things she'd experienced & refused to have that colour in her house.

As they got older certain personality traits were put with each one, repeatedly. This is the shy quint, this is the out going one. I'm looking for the source, I may have read it in a book, but they did say it was damaging. They said sometimes you don't feel like the out going one, you grow & change but their label is still there trying defining you with a few words chosen years ago. They said this was hard to deal with as children, when you become adults you realize you are not defined by a few words but it can be a long road to get to that point.

My guess is if TLC does it, it'll be worse for the Gosselin 8. It's not a kind thing to do to anyone.

Cry Me a River said...

I predict they are going to have to do a lot of filming to get any kind of usable footage from the kids. I think we will be seeing more of the whistle and lining up and marching about. I also think the kids will be threatened with "punishment of severeness" if they don't perform for the camera.

They are in no shape emotionally to go in front of cameras again. They have not been allowed to go through the healing process from the divorce, the loss of their father, being raised by various and sundry nannies 24/7, and of course, having to deal with mean mommie when and if she is at home.

They will not know the camera crew and I suspect it will not be the loving and caring crew they had at first and because of their behavioral issues may in fact be a little tougher. Without Jon present I think they will be more about making them repeat scenes and doing cute things for the camera.

In short they will literally be "working" when they are all emotional wrecks. I will watch the first one though just to see what kind of shape they are in but if they are little robots and it is sad for them I will not watch.

I most definitely will not be watching Kate's show under any circumstances. I have no desire to watch her pretend to care about other people's problems and offer advice such as "don't let it get to you."

Yuck...what an insult.

MaryP said...

I wonder if they(TLC,Kate or Jon) have gotten the proper work permits if the kid are going back on TV. So much was made about this when TLC was sueing Jon. Anyone know if PA finished their investigation?
If they have obtained work permits it should be public record.

XYZed said...

Dear TLC, DWTS, GMA, The Today Show, The View, and anyone else I might have missed who now or in the future decides to employ the services of Kate Gosselin to boost their ratings. I refuse to participate. That's right, whenever I see this shameless woman I cringe and, as such, my TV will be turned off any time she appears. That means any sponsors who buy time on your shows will be invisible to me.

Kate Gosselin has ceased to be a person and has turned herself into a cheap and ugly brand. I refuse to continue to watch as she attempts to drag her children down the same path she has chosen for herself. The more toxic, rude, mean-spirited, and selfish she becomes the more attention she gets which, sadly, translates into a fortune for her and the TV networks who showcase her.

I may not be able to halt the Kate Gosselin gravy-train-wreck, but I sure can stop her from poisoning my TV. I will put my thumb to good use by immediately using the power button on my remote control to make her disappear. It's just that easy.

So long Kate and everything Gosselin. Don't let the door hit you on your way out of my home.

HW said...

she is evil said...
... Anyone out there have experience with a mother that lied constantly in front of her kids?...
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Sort of. My mom didn't really constantly lie in front of us but, every chance she got, she spewed hatred about our dad, from whom she was divorced. To us, in front of us...it didn't matter to her who was listening. She taught us to hate him just like Kate is teaching her children to hate Jon. I now realize that she was using all her energy to make us hate our dad so we wouldn't spend time noticing the mistakes she made in her parenting and in the divorce. She was trying to take all the attention off herself.
This will all come back to bite Kate - her children will be so resentful of her. But I don't think she'll care.

My dad's greatest gift to us was that he NEVER said a bad thing about our mother to us or in front of us. That has left me thinking he was the more loving parent all along.

Kate are you reading this? Your kids will see you through adult eyes one day. You are alienating them and destroying their spirits.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Just because she has a new show doesn't mean we have to watch it. I am worried about the kids, but I never cared what the Kart did. She thinks she is a star like Brangelina. Can you blame her? All these strangers obsessing over her, writing blogs about her?, giving her attention? If you want the problem to go away, be part of the solution. Ignore. jmo.

Mercy said...

she is evil said...
She lies about big things and small, things of no consequence and things that are ultimately harmful for her kids to hear (again, especially about Jon).
+++++++++++++

Maybe they are not seeing all the shows and magazines she's in. But one day when they are older, they will find them and then there will be hell to pay.

I wonder what a grown up collin will think when he sees himself screaming and Kate threatening to throw out his teddy bear. Will he think oh yeah that was just staged for the show.. or will he feel sorry for the helpless child.

N.E. Psychologist said...

.-Anyone got any thoughts as to how those kids will be affected by this neverending bullcrap?

I have a lot and non are positive. I'm not going to speculate so not to give the licentious/loathsome channel any ideas.

-Aren't these parents afraid of what will happen when the same happen to the kids?

Kate does not have the capacity to envision this, but I'll bet Jon is worried. My other fear is that when it happens to her she will turn on the kids.

-What if the footage is clipped to show whatever brand is assigned to a child.

Wow. Hadn't thought of that, but I'll bet you're right. Won't be watching. No tlc in this household and NOTHING with kart I do really worry about those poor children.

dustilies said...

@Canadian Mom--hope you are on the mend and feeling okay.

@ShanaB--great posts--I'm also really disturbed by the return of the kids to TV. I personally suspend judgment on whether the kids are "brats" or not. At the ages they are, most kids have a totally sweet side and a totally self-centered side. I fear TLC will focus almost exclusively on the whining and competition and acting out. And Kate would be happy with that, right, because it shows the world how horrendously horrible it is to raise "two sets of multiples" and how heroic Kate is in her mothering. There will be a few moments of treacle, ones that reflect well on Kate. But mostly it will be about Kate in her Matyrdom.

Branding--creepy, but probably realistic given the shallowness of both Kate and TLC. She already did a bunch of voiceovers on the old show "blah-blah is my helper-boy" "blah-blah is the little mother." Of course, we all take on roles in our families, but good parents try to make sure no one gets totally boxed in by their "athlete" or "brain" or "peacemaker" or "grouch" role.

I noticed when I peeked at BM's youtube channel that most of her subscribers use icons that are pictures of one gosselin kid or the other. This totally weirds me out. Are they choosing "favorites," like care bears? Or kids on the Brady Bunch? Are they even aware that there are real children involved, not TV characters made up for their entertainment?
Extra creepy thought--Kate's book, with individual letters helps in the distinguishing/branding process. This woman is monstrous.

readerlady said...

"Aren't these parents afraid of what will happen when the same happen to the kids?"

Unfortunately, it is already happening to the kids. Google Mady Gosselin sometime and read the thousands of posts re "I Hate Mady" etc. There's a lot of vitriol and hatred directed toward that poor child, beginning when she was 5 or 6 years old. Supposed adults, directing violent and hateful posts toward a small child. It's scary and disturbing and there's no way any responsible parent should have allowed it to happen. The first time something like that appeared in print, the show should have been pulled. Khate doesn't have a clue, because she thinks the same thing about Mady. Jon, I think and pray, is finally getting a clue.

Bleeting Sheeple said...

Went to the grocery today and "Lordy Be" there were 2 trash mags spewing the truth about our little Krash Kart (Us and Life/Style). So glad to see that the media is putting out there what has been known on this site about Kart for YEARS.
Can I get a little Krash Kart and BURN..... not much longer before she fades away (year or two).
My ONLY regret to this is her truly becoming a full time mom and what the kiddo's will be going through. I sure do hope Jon get's his crap together soon and can run interference for the kids..........

NoUse4Kate said...

Shana B said:

"Maybe one boy is always seen holding his mom's purse"


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That's not possible. That is Steve's role and I don't think he is ready to give it up yet.

Annaleigh said...

My nephew works in tv; he does lighting at remote locations etc - like peoples homes and outdoors like they do at the Gosselin estate. He has told me that on an average they need to film for about 30-35 hours to get ONE USEABLE HOUR of tv!! Those poor children are working very, very long hours - much longer than any of us can imagine.
Its sickening.

Jane in CA said...

Canadian Mom - I hope you are on the mend and feeling well.

I agree with those who say they will not watch any show that Kate is on. Even my beloved DWTS. I did watch the first episodes, but then decided not to contribute to the ratings any further. I'm turning it off until Kate is voted off. I can see my favorite dancers on youtube the next day and that's cool with me

Along this whole way, I have lost respect for many in the entertainment industry and they won't get it back again. The View - off my viewing list. Others include The Today Show, Natalie Morales, Dr. Drew, "Dr." Phil, and Nancy Grace (although I disliked her thoroughly even before she sided with Kate). I lost interest in Kathy Griffin and decided against going to see her live when she played near my town. I had been a friend of her FB page, but deleted that.

TLC channel is no longer played in my house at all. I wish I could break myself of the Discovery channel too - but the best I can do is severely limit what we watch on that channel to Myth Busters.

In short, any show or person who supports Kate and bashes Jon will be persona non grata to me.

Jon Gets Dumped said...

Us Weekly has a little blurb about Jon (I typed it up - from the SANDRA FIGHTS BACK issue) Sorry if this is old news!

JON GETS DUMPED

Split decision! After a three-month fling, Jon Gosselin's sugar mama Morgan Christie, 25, has kicked him to the curb. "She thought they'd be traveling, eating out," a source tells Us. "But she had to pay for everything and lost interest." Now, Gosselin, 33, who had been bunking at her family's Utah estate, is "bouncing from friend to friend" in Pennsylvania, the source says. "He's desperate to win Morgan back, but she feels like she can do better than an overweight father of eight."


And the caption on the photo says: "Her parents couldn't deal with him at their house anymore," the source says.

Can't say I feel sorry for him. I dislike him as much as we all dislike Kate.

my9cats said...

Annaleigh said...
SNIPPED "He has told me that on an average they need to film for about 30-35 hours to get ONE USEABLE HOUR of tv!!"
4/10/2010 10:10 AM

Your nephew is spot on. Back in 2004, a few months after my husband passed away, CBS Weekend News did a segment featuring him. This was done at our home. It took 6 hours to produce 4 minutes of usable footage, and there were no children to deal with. Unless one's been directly involved, most people have not a clue as to how much time in involved in filming.
BTW the lights were HOT HOT HOT.

StoryLady said...

she is evil said...
... Anyone out there have experience with a mother that lied constantly in front of her kids?...
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Yeah, my mom had NPD. She would lie to people right in front of my sister and me, and would do it so effortlessly I felt as I were the crazy one.
My sister is just like her; we haven't spoken in years. She took over for my mother after my mother died.
I gave an example of something Kate said that was identical to something my mother said, back when I was Chronicworld. It was recent, too; it had to have been when she was on DWTS, but I've already blocked it out of my mind. I do remember saying how crazy it made me feel when I was a kid.
I'm 53 now, and have been in therapy off and on since I was 23.
I've had some really good phsychologists and psychiatrists explain that it wasn't me. It was my mother. I'm normal. She wasn't. Doctors have even called her a monster when talking to me about her.
I understand intellectually, but I will never really get over it. That's why those kids just break my heart.

StoryLady said...

she is evil said...
... Anyone out there have experience with a mother that lied constantly in front of her kids?...
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My mother used to say she wasn't allowed to express her feelings because she had children and didn't want to upset us. That's the reference I was trying to find.

MickeyMcKean said...

Mickey McKean asked:

Who here on this blog has knowledge of book publishing? What is, what is not, in line for advances for books prior to their release?

Someone posted that they heard on The Insider that Kate has already been paid $1M for her new book ...

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Dustilies said ...

My husband has worked in publishing for a long time, and I've written four books myself.

One million as an advance sounds way out of whack to me. Usually, authors get royalties in the 7-9% of gross sales range. An advance (against expected royalties) is hard to get--basically it is usually used to 1) secure a contract with a hot author and 2) provide financial support for the author during the writing period. Only a small minority of writers get advances, especially large advances.

So, for the sake of easy math, let's say kate is getting 10% of hardbacks and paperbacks. The hardback cost 23.00. To justify a 1 million advance, Zondervan/HarperCollins would have to expect to sell almost 450,000 hardcover copies of the book by the end of this tax year. (The tax laws on a publisher's inventory are complicated, but basically publishers don't want to have warehouses of books not yet sold on hand)
I don't know if Zondervan will bring out a paperback edition, and they would probably sell a lot more paper than hardback in the long run because of the lower price.

Still, that's a lot of books! Kate was apparently trash-talking Sarah Palin, saying she was going to outsell Sarah Palin's Going Rogue (2.5 million copies sold since November)

Even if JKplus8 had about 1.5 million viwers towards the end, are one out of three viewers going to buy a 23.00 hardcover of very limited interest. It is clearly a book only people who know the show intimately are going to want to own and read. The target audience is us and the sheeple--it isn't a book about childrearing in any helpful way. It's a set of very particular letters written for 8 particular children. Not a lot of interest, even if you've seen Kate on DWTS and think she is plucky and sympathetic, if you don't know (or think you know) the difference between Joel and Aaden, this book has little appeal.

Hope that helps--I really am just speculating here.

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THANK YOU Dustilies for taking the time to answer my question!

Just a couple of things:

* I recall Jon asking "what happened to the $1M she got for the book?" Now at the time I thought it was due to sales but now I'm inclined to believe she got $1M for three books. This scenario makes more sense to me anyway.

* Regardless of the sales from book #1, the reviews for book #2 suck, the cookbook was sent overseas, and as for this new book #4 I agree with you that it has a limited customer base.

* I could not help but notice that Amazon has it currently priced at $12.41. If I'm not mistaken, the preorder price was $18, then marked down to $15 and now it is at $12.41 which is half off the book price? I don't think this book is selling, if at all.

I think sales for this book are going to be bad ... really bad ... and yet Kate believes she will outsell Sarah Palin ... uh huh

Jenny said...

Speaking of the book, I just posted a comment on the previous "Free Discussion" thread here before noticing this latest one. I'll re-post it below, not because it's great or anything, but just because I found what I had just seen as being at least slightly encouraging so I wanted to share it...here's what I posted:

I had to smile when I saw a clip somewhere of Kathie Lee Gifford being asked if she's "planning to read Kate Gosselin's new book." She got a slightly disgusted look on her face and said something like, "Well, I'm a little too busy trying to read my Bible than to read a book by Kate Gosselin!"

It was encouraging to see at least one celebrity who actually sees through K8 and actually gets it. I know...one celebrity isn't that encouraging but hey, at this point I'll take what I can get.

Lucy said...

Jane in CA said: "I have lost respect for many in the entertainment industry and they won't get it back again".

My sentiments exactly! You said so clearly how some legitimate t.v. shows, interviewers and personalities have fallen so low due to their own greed. Honest entertainment and professionalism is no longer their goal. Our household now watches only sports, home renovation programs, or real news stories (not entertainment style "news"). Speaking of which "The Masters" leadership race is terrific. It's not just about the money these guys can win. You can see it in their faces ... they love the game!

jasmine said...

Regarding branding or labeling the children, Kate's new book, with a chapter for each child, will certainly accomplish that. With all the money TLC has riding on the Gosselin brand, I wouldn't be surprised if TLC purchases enough books to ensure a bestseller. What would prevent TLC from buying a truckload of books and dumping them at a recycling plant? Hopefully, Jon's new attorney has requested an advanced copy to review and will stop the book release to prevent further damage to his children.

Potential book sales said...

MickeyMcKean, "I think sales for this book are going to be bad ... really bad ... and yet Kate believes she will outsell Sarah Palin ... uh huh"
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I'd like to throw out my thanks, too, to dustilies and BookmouseNY for answering Mickey's questions about the publishing world on the previous "Free Discussion" which ended April 9; your info and insight was really helpful and your comments appreciated.

IDModo said...

My blood is starting to boil. The enormity of introducing yet another group of adult strangers (a new Camera Crew)into these children's lives is appalling.I was concerned at the attachment the children felt for the camera crew when J&K+8 was being filmed, as I don't believe it's appropriate for children to be close with adults who are not well known to their parents.As a parent I would want to be certain that every person my child had contact with was a safe person for that child to be around. I would not just take the word of an exploitative network that this was the case.
IMO it's also wrong for children to be encouraged to be "like family" with a group of adults for whom their relationship is simply a job, and who wil disappear at the end of the series.
I am not suggesting that there is anything bad about people who work for a living filming TV programs.My sympathy is with the camera people who had to watch Kate tear Jon and her kids apart on the previous show; although I always wondered how they were able to witness the abusive behaviour and not take some sort of action.
(Joel was filmed lying on the laundry room floor, for instance, and nobody went to his aid until Jon came home.)
I also wonder how the children are able to distinguish in their minds between a paparazzo with a camera and a TLC staffer with a camera.Both are acting invasively, but one is bad and the other is good.Hmm.I wouldn't want to be a gosselin teenager trying to make up his or her mind about right/wrong picture-taking.
This whole situation has so much potential for future emotional problems,attachment disorders, and further exploitation of these innocent kids. Shame!

ChurchMouse said...

I appalled at some of the comments by Ms. Gosselin's fans.

They actually think having a film crew in your house will be fun for the kids. One idiot said, "Kids naturally love to ham it up for a camera."

Yeah, getting up early, going to bed late, and being told where to sit, stand, "play" (with special instructions not to get their clothes, er, COSTUMES icky) every day with no pay and no representation is SO much fun.

Out there, some law firm is already setting up letters for when the kids are a bit older. "Dear Mady Gosselin: Our firm would like to represent your best interests. We feel you have been denied fair compensation for your years of hard work..."

Ditto book publishers. Ditto press agents. There's a lot of money to be made, exploiting the kids, even after they get older, even if they get away from their mother.

I hope and pray that "A Minor Consideration" will be hot on the case of this one.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Have you ever been to a party or event and were in proximity to a child being reprimanded for misbehaving - and then quickly distancing yourself from the situation because you feel uncomfortable being within earshot of a private and potentially embarrassing situation for a child? Well, that's how it felt reading the excerpts from Kate's new book that were posted on some sites. And even though I seriously doubt the book's authenticity (in that a ghost writer made it all up) it's still absolutely disgusting that a mother and publishing company could violate her children's privacy so egregiously.

It was a Gosselin-saturated week regarding press-releases. I'm not sure if the timing of Jon's custody battle and Kate's book releases and new TLC shows are connected, but they fact they came out at the same time means that the people pushing Kate know she has no talent aside from her family drama. If she was able to sell books and tv shows, they would have waited until the news of jon's custody battle waned a bit. The fact that TLC and Zondervan promoted their shows and book DIRECTLY on the heels of Jon's announcement, means that whithout family drama, Kate has no other means of keeping the public's attention. Instead, they just bolstered Jon's argument that Kate's "work" takes her away from the children too often and Jon should be awarded custody.

At this point I can only think of one good thing that can emerge from the shameful publicization of anything Gosselin - perhaps the infliction of public embarrassment and shame on children can be added in the list of behaviours that constitute child abuse. If a parent's behaviour causes ridicule to a child and interferes in their being able to concentrate on their schoolwork and form and maintain healthy peer relationships - then parents should be made to account for the damage they are inflicting on their child(ren). It may sound extreme, but sadly extreme measures may need to be taken to protect children from their fame-seeking, talentless and shameless parents hoping to cash in on the reality tv genre.
If child advocates don't speak up soon, I fear that until something terrible befalls one of the Gosselin children from a delusional fan or non-fan, nothing will stop Kate and Jon from seeking the limelight.

And lastly, I wish Kate would get as much slack for using tanning salons as Jon gets for smoking. Tanning beds are extremely dangerous, and since she's a nurse, she should know better than to flaunt such a dangerous and unhealthy habit or behaviour.
As a "single mother" you'd think she'd do everything in her power to stay healthy and avoid getting cancer. But then again, as a single mother of eight, you'd think she wouldn't have the time or interest in tanning anyways!

Sharon said...

Unfortunately, it is already happening to the kids. Google Mady Gosselin sometime and read the thousands of posts re "I Hate Mady" etc. There's a lot of vitriol and hatred directed toward that poor child, beginning when she was 5 or 6 years old. Supposed adults, directing violent and hateful posts toward a small child. It's scary and disturbing and there's no way any responsible parent should have allowed it to happen. The first time something like that appeared in print, the show should have been pulled. Khate doesn't have a clue, because she thinks the same thing about Mady. Jon, I think and pray, is finally getting a clue.
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I did in fact, just google Mady Gosslin. All I can say is OMG, that poor child. I so wish there something that could be done to put a stop to this abuse.

lukebandit said...

i was talking to my mom today, she is pro kate, and of course, i am go away kate. it got into a heated discussing. she claims jon was lazy and didn't do anything. well, i told her it was all documented on the show that jon did all the menial jobs that kate hated with a passion. changing diapers, deimpacting children, bathing, playing and interacting with the kids. she can't accept that kate is a lying thieving grifter that has verbally and mentally and abused her kids. what i mean by abused is whipping leah for the whistle, hitting the kids with the red wooden spoon, she even hit Emeril Lagasse TWICE and laughed about it and he actually rubbed his own arm because of the sting. I pray that the blinders will be removed from the sheeple and my mom!
i even told her it is all documented on the shows and didn't phase her.
kate, are you immortal?

Gina said...

Jenny said...


It was encouraging to see at least one celebrity who actually sees through K8 and actually gets it. I know...one celebrity isn't that encouraging but hey, at this point I'll take what I can get.

4/10/2010 1:37 PM


I think you can add these to the list:

Chelsea Handler
George Lopez
Jimmy Fallon
Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Heffner
Matt Lauer
Johnny Weiss
Sharon Osborne

Teryn said...

How do you think Kate would react if Jon wrote a book about the kids and spilled their secrets to the world?

No need to answer. I think we all know she would explode and accuse him of profitting off the kids and stooping to a new low. But as long as she's the one who does it, it's ok.

fidosmommy said...

I just read Chapter 1 of Kate's new book. Unremarkable, to say the least. Boring, in fact.

The first chapter bemoans the fact that families of multiples can't do anything normally. There is the trash issue where they had more bags than they were allowed, so Miss Beverly (the folder) let them haul their trash to her house.
There is bemoaning taking one child to a doctor and finding a sitter for the rest. (Please explain why that is any more heroic
than finding a sitter for just one more child?) There is complaining about being "noticed", and wishing above all else that they could be
"inconspicuous" (this from the woman who put a sign on her twins'
stroller announcing "THE GOSSELIN TWINS", and who put her entire brood on national TV. Inconspicuous? In what universe?) There is worry about where the kids would go if Jon and Kate both died - they did an episode on this, didn't they? Why read about it again here?

The whole chapter frankly reads like one giant complaint about being the mother of a litter of kids. It doesn't sound happy or loving, it sounds whiney and like she's looking for awards for being a mother. Look at me! I'm a tired, worried, protective, and concerned parent! This book is ALL ABOUT ME!

Oh my. If this book sells well, it will be because there are even more Sheeple than we know about.

Yeah, I think Kate actually may have written this, with a grammar
coach's help.

go away kate said...

http://thesuperficial.com/2010/04/hugh_hefner_isnt_entirely_seni.php

Ha! Kate Gosselin not worthy in Hef's eyes of appearing in his mag or on DWTS.
lol

Rose said...

One of this week's tabloid magazines (maybe InTouch) has a few excerpts from Kate's new book, where she says some truly inappropriate things about her kids - things that should be absolutely private. Here's a few examples:

To Mady: "I've tried my best to support you and be there for you during this difficult time" (or something to that effect)

To Cara: "You let Mady do most of the talking for you."

To Collin: "You've been acting out. I have had to call Daddy so many times lately because you just would not obey".

To Hannah: "This divorce has truly shaken you, and I have seen it in your eyes."

To Leah: "You were a difficult baby"...and then Kate went on to give some details of the child's bowel issues as a baby, as if that is the kind of information the world needs to know, and as if NO other parent in the world has ever dealt with that kind of thing when their children are infants.


I can't remember all the comments that I read about, but so far, it seems pretty pathetic and disgusting. I am so tempted to read it and see what new lows Kate has shrunk to this time, but I absolutely, flat-out REFUSE to give even a SINGLE PENNY of my hard-earned money to that monster by buying this book, and you can hold me to that. I will skim it at the bookstore or the library if I must, or I will read the discussions that go on here, but ccontribute to that woman's multi-million dollar franchise by purchasing it? Gag me! I'll save my money for Jodi Picoult books...someone who actually has genuine talent and dignity, unlike Kate.

iputmykidsfirstyearight said...

ok, I thought kate was only away sunday night to wednesday.....

Well after tanning, getting nails done and something else...she jets off to california....

What happened to flying out on sundays?

How much quality time did she spend with the kids this past week? Not much....

spraytownusa said...

Kate gets spray tans...not real tans.

Minka's Tail said...

According to something I reain the Enquirer, Kate was supposed to be on last season's DWTS, but had to cancel due to the divorce. She's been practicing ever since with her bodyguard, Luke.

Has anybody else heard anything like this? And who is "Luke?" Has Steve changed his name?

Also, I don't believe Kate is really tanning. I think she's getting a spray tan. She burned when she was in the real sun. Aren't the UV rays in tanning beds the same as in the sun? If you have little melanin in your skin, wouldn't you burn with either one? I'm a scientist, but since I'm pale as a ghost, I know little about tanning beds.

Ella's Mum said...

I have the same skin as Kate, fair open pores, prone to spots. I remember thinking that when I used to watch J&K+8 seasons 1-3, then she must of had some work done - chemical peels etc cos the texture definately improved,

One summer I tanned (on sunbed) about 3 times a week and i did so much damage to my face that summer and I regret it now, I put block on all the time now. Her skin is wrecked from tanning at least 2 or 3 times a week for the last two years or so. When you are fair like her and I, you have to tan a lot cos it fades really quickly. She is going to look terrible in a few years. She is only 3 years younger than me, she looks older already.

Also the DWTS rehersal clip with the acting coach made me gasp (though not as much as her dancing) she looked just awful, puffy, old and dare I say drugged? Just guessing. I wasn't a fan of the possum hair don't, but I think it suited her more than the weave.

Shallow post, I know, just wanted to say it.

Bonnie's Mom said...

The pictures of Kate and the kids on Radar online are photoshopped, and a bad job at that. It's very obvious on the last one, notice how flat the kids look, and how Leah's hair looks cutout against the black background. Tony's picture is pretty bad too. Look at the blurry background.

dustilies said...

My Few Canadian Cents said...

Have you ever been to a party or event and were in proximity to a child being reprimanded for misbehaving - and then quickly distancing yourself from the situation because you feel uncomfortable being within earshot of a private and potentially embarrassing situation for a child?
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oh yes, I know just what you mean!

I'm also shocked sometimes about the things that embarrass my children so much that they growl and stomp their feet. Like saying today in the supermarket checkout line that I was planning to give them a haircut tonight. They are around the G8 ages, and since I haven't broken their spirits, they let me know that they felt I had broadcast private info in a public place. May sound trivial to grownups, but to a little girl . .
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Then, My Few Canadian Cents also said...


And lastly, I wish Kate would get as much slack for using tanning salons as Jon gets for smoking. Tanning beds are extremely dangerous, and since she's a nurse, she should know better than to flaunt such a dangerous and unhealthy habit or behaviour.

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Excellent point. I know I did foolish things involving baby oil and the sun when I was a teenager, but honestly back in the 70s we didn't know better. Now we do.

BTW, In the earlier seasons of the show, when Kate wasn't wearing a lot of makeup, it looks like she might have rosacea, something I also have. The desire to even out the red patches that the condition produces may have started her on the tanning. Of course, there's a rebound effect, so then she'd have to keep upping the ante--and the wattage on the tanning bed.

Hannah W. said...

If Erin doesn't feel the need for a body guard, why does Kate? I don't see Kate being stalked or threatened? Security over at the DWTS studio is really tight right now because of Erin's situation, Kate DOES NOT need a body guard with her.

Tami said...

If Erin doesn't feel the need for a body guard, why does Kate? I don't see Kate being stalked or threatened? Security over at the DWTS studio is really tight right now because of Erin's situation, Kate DOES NOT need a body guard with her.

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It is obvious. He is not really a bodyguard. He is there because she is very insecure and incapable of functioning on her own. Remember that Jon did everything in that home. Everything! She sat in the van while he loaded it up, got the kids buckled in, got them ready to go places, got up with them, etc. She had a meltdown at an airport because she wanted him to lead rather than walk side by side! They knew she needed a hired friend because she is so socially awkward she would not have been able to do any of her traveling on her own. The fact that the kids do not get bodyguards says it all. She will go out in public with the kids without a bodyguard because they act as her buffer to the public that she requires. She will go to the nail salon with a couple kids, for instance, or to the bus stop. Beyond that, she is incapable, 'can't do' Kate.

Sidney said...

Hannah W. said...
If Erin doesn't feel the need for a body guard, why does Kate? I don't see Kate being stalked or threatened? Security over at the DWTS studio is really tight right now because of Erin's situation, Kate DOES NOT need a body guard with her.

4/10/2010 8:58 PM
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How do we know Kart isn't being stalked? We don't know as much as some of us think. A lot could be happening and we are only privy to that which TLC thinks would boost the ratings for their $$$baby.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Gina said...
Jenny said...


It was encouraging to see at least one celebrity who actually sees through K8 and actually gets it. I know...one celebrity isn't that encouraging but hey, at this point I'll take what I can get.



I think you can add these to the list:

Chelsea Handler
George Lopez
Jimmy Fallon
Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Heffner
Matt Lauer
Johnny Weiss
Sharon Osborne
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you can also add:
Joan Rivers - she called her a bitch a few times.
The figure skater Johnny Weir.
And I suspect Whoopi isn't that enamored with her.

Disgusted in Texas said...

Radaonline had pictures of the kids being picked up from the bus by a babysitter (too young to be a nanny to me). But anyway, these pictures made me so sad for the kids..they were all turning their heads/faces away from the cameras, and as they waited for each other to get off the bus, they kept their backs to the cameras too. SO obvious they are trying to keep from being photographed. and SO SAD! Damn their parents for selling them out to the highest bidders! Somebody has to do something!
I am seeing the tides turn with the tabloids finally revealing the evil narcissistic abusive and manipulating ways of Kate. FINALLY--not enough People magazine articles in the world will be able to rebut the ULTIMATE TRUTH that is FINALLY coming out!

God bless those kids! I wish someone would go to bat to stop the release of that book--it's just going to traumatize them further for the rest of their lives.

JJ in WA said...

Minka's Tail said...

Also, I don't believe Kate is really tanning. I think she's getting a spray tan. She burned when she was in the real sun. Aren't the UV rays in tanning beds the same as in the sun? If you have little melanin in your skin, wouldn't you burn with either one? I'm a scientist, but since I'm pale as a ghost, I know little about tanning beds.
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I am very fair skinned-as a teenager would burn, peel, burn peel and never got darker (didn't tan).

In college I worked at a health club and got to use the tanning beds for free. It became very addicting because I was able to get very tan with those beds-I believe at the time they used the UVB rays and UVA are the burning rays of the sun. I worked there for about a year but am fortunate that I do have nice skin. I still worry sometimes now at 43 about abusing it for the time that I did.

In later years my husband needed light treatments because he had severe psoriasis. He used UVA booths at the dermatologists office and started with sessions of 15-30 seconds and then would build up to about 5 minutes over time.

I think the beds today are a combination of both. My daughter inherited my fair skin and luckily has no desire to tan like most of her friends. I told her she will have beautiful skin when she is older!

Kate is a Monster said...

I am livid after reading Life&Style which had cruel comments that Kate said about the kids in an excerpt from her book.
Rose previously posted some of the comments about the kids and here are a few more:

Alexis: 'The split has been confusing and upsetting to you'Kate

Joel: 'I sometimes become impatient with you being so easy going, laidback and good natured'

Aaden:'As a baby, Aaden was often rattled and disturbed'Kate writes 'You regularily cried inconsolably'

Leah: 'Although cute, you were a difficult baby, you had reflux which caused you to vomit nearly every drop of feeding'

I feel so sorry for the kids, once again they are being used for profit by their disgraceful mother. There is also a very disturbing photo of Kate pressing her hand over Colin's mouth. The caption beside the photo says:
'Caught being rough with her young son' While picking up her kids at the bus stop recently, a short-tempered Kate pressed a hand over son Collin's mouth to quiet him. "She was angry at all the kids" an observer tells Life&Style
"Collin just happened to be the closest to her"

Disgusting!!

Halo24 said...

I would never buy Kart's book, but how are people claiming to have read the 1st chapter when it doesn't come out until April 13th? Or 12th??

Is it posted online like the magazine scans?

Nova said...

For what it's worth, Kate may call Steve a 'bodyguard', but in my book, he is merely her babysitter and personal assistant.

Save the Gosselin 8

Nova

StoryLady said...

In reading the excerpt of that hideous invasion of privacy called a book, Kate mentions that at one time seven of the eight kids had had coughs for about five days, but she didn't believe in rushing kids to the doctor.
It wasn't until she could hear Leah's chest rattle that she got concerned. She took her to the doctor, finally, and Leah had pneumonia.
Now admittedly, I didn't read thoroughly. It was more of a skimming through. Maybe she touched on this and I missed it.
Wouldn't a mother of preemies be just a little concerned if they were sick? Especially regarding the lungs?
A friend of mine who had a preemie who did very well still had to watch her very closely for signs of any kind of lung infection, asthma, etc. and contact the pediatrican right away at the first sign of illness.
She was told the first FIVE YEARS are troublesome for preemies when it comes to otherwise 'routine' lung problems.
I understand that every child is different, and maybe this doesn't apply to the Gosselin children, but why risk their delicate health?

KatesDirtyFlintstoneToe said...

OMG< That one picture on radaronline *IS* photoshopped!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

You can see the cropping around Alexis' face, and the sun shining on her face when it SHOULD be shining on back of her head!!!
Wow, this is un-fricken-believable!

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/57442/2010/04/kate-gosselin-runs-errands-flying-los-angeles

KHATE said...

Jon & Kate Plus 8 - Part Deux?

Originally posted Apr 11th 2010 1:00 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

Jon Gosselin is "definitely open" to co-starring with ex-wife Kate Gosselin on a new TV project -- with one big string attached ... TMZ has learned.
Jon's lawyer, former assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony F. List, tells TMZ "under the right circumstances" Jon would do a show with Kate, but "the contract would have to be tighter." He did not elaborate, but we're guessing it has something to do with the way TLC cleaned Jon's clock in court.

List did not say what type of show he'd like to do, but said having Jon and Kate around the kids more would be a definite plus.

List says Jon would "love to settle" the latest legal dispute he ignited. TMZ broke the story that Jon filed legal papers asking for primary custody and child support. But Jon will press on with the case, unless Kate gives up her "global commitments." According to List, Jon feels Kate can't have it both ways -- being both a star and an attentive parent.

List says he and Jon both feel Kate is "addicted to the paparazzi." He says even if Kate is booted from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, he won't drop his custody case because Kate is "caught up in the glamour of Hollywood" and will take other jobs.

Now if Kate brings Jon along for the Hollywood tour, well apparently that's a whole other Oprah.

BeachMom said...

dustilies said...
Extra creepy thought--Kate's book, with individual letters helps in the distinguishing/branding process. This woman is monstrous.

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OMG, I hadn't even thought of that. EXTRA, extra creepy

Spray Tan said...

I agree that Kate spray tans and doesn't use beds. She burns in the sun and if she were tanning 2-3x a week with a bed, she would be VERY dark. Spray tans require more upkeep and 2-3x a week sounds about right for someone who is on TV every week in outfits that show off a lot of skin. You want it to be even. Spray tans only last about a week before they noticably fade, moreso if you shower everyday.

wramblinwreck said...

"How do we know Kart isn't being stalked? We don't know as much as some of us think. A lot could be happening and we are only privy to that which TLC thinks would boost the ratings for their $$$baby."
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Oh, I think the world would know if Kate was being stalked because that would definitely boost her media profile, as it has for celebrities who have actually been stalked. She's a fame whore and she'd consider being stalked just another indication that she's truly a celebrity.

wramblinwreck said...

TMZ is reporting that Jon's lawyer told them "under the right circumstances" Jon would do a show with Kate, but "the contract would have to be tighter." The lawyer didn't say what type of show Jon would like to do but "having Jon and Kate around the kids more would be a definite plus." He also said "Jon will press on with the case (even if she's kicked off DWTS next week), unless Kate gives up her "global commitments."

This is insane!

http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/10/jon-gosselin-kate-gosselin-reality-show-tlc/

bbeau said...

Sharon said...
Unfortunately, it is already happening to the kids. Google Mady Gosselin sometime and read the thousands of posts re "I Hate Mady" etc.
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I did in fact, just google Mady Gosslin. All I can say is OMG, that poor child. I so wish there something that could be done to put a stop to this abuse.
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I just did also. So, so sad. There's actually a facebook page called "Mady Gosselin is a bitch". It dates back to 2008. TLC and the parents must have been aware of all the negativity and hatred towards this child dating back 2 years ago....and still that didn't stop them. shameful

chocobi said...

Bonnie's Mom said...
The pictures of Kate and the kids on Radar online are photoshopped, and a bad job at that. It's very obvious on the last one, notice how flat the kids look, and how Leah's hair looks cutout against the black background. Tony's picture is pretty bad too. Look at the blurry background.

Thank you, Bonnie's Mom! What do you guys think about this? Is there a Photoshop expert on the board? I took a look at the pics from Radar, and blew them up. The fourth picture, the one with all the kids at Khate's feet, looked especially strange at the shoe level. The pixels of Cara's footwear blend naturally into the pavement, but Kate's and even Alexis's shoes just "float" oddly above the concrete.

If these photos are manipulated, wouldn't THAT be an embarrassment to the Kart? Could this be a desperate response to Kate's Kalendar?

BeDoneNow said...

ARE YOU GUYS KIDDING ME WITH THIS? These excerpts from the book? She really goes on about these personal things? Ya know I dont think she is clueless as to how those 8 people will be humiliated and teased by peers about these things. She just doesnt care. She says she loves them, but probably not really, not in a normal human mother-way. Because the money is all worth it to her, she is assuming it will be worth it to them too. She again assumes that she will constantly TELL them, ORDER them, TEACH them that the $$ is worth it and they will fall permanently in line with that.

There is one thing I find encouraging in those snippets - that when Collin is acting out she "has to call Daddy". At least she seems to acknowledge that their father is a positive influence, at least she is actually allowing someone to phone Jon on Collin's behalf, at least she is still saying "Daddy" instead of 'your father'.

Please dearest GWoPers, is it really in the best interest of the children to keep voting for Kartie on DWTS because WE are entertained? Is it in the best interest of these children to tune into her shows "to see how the kids are doing" or because we are entertained by her trainwreck? She COUNTS on US doing that! Remember her words: "Love me or hate me, I bring in the ratings." Do we really want to be part of that diva? Is there nothing else to entertain us? Just my humble opinion.

2badsosad said...

Kate is a Monster said...
I am livid after reading Life&Style which had cruel comments that Kate said about the kids in an excerpt from her book.

Why would anyone be remotely interested in reading about the self serving journalized descriptions of how KATE defines, describes, interprets, and her 'arm chair' analogies of the children's feelings and emotions?
In the words of Kate Gosselin, " I just dont get it'!!

ResentedKate said...

Anyone got any thoughts as to how those kids will be affected by this never ending bullcrap?
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They will be angry, confused, and resentful.

chocobi said...

Halo24 said...
I would never buy Kart's book, but how are people claiming to have read the 1st chapter when it doesn't come out until April 13th? Or 12th??
Is it posted online like the magazine scans?


Hi, Halo24! Here's one place where it's posted, at 15 Minutes, Gosselin Style. You can even listen to Kart drone ("read") an excerpt (ever so enthusiastically). The links are at the bottom of the first post.

SelfishPigKate said...

We have seen special editing on this before.. are Jon and Kate still producers?

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Exactly, I don't think the public has even seen half of Kate's inappropriate behavior. A LOT has been edited... but when you consider what we do see going on, it is frightening. Kate is a selfish pig.

chocobi said...

Hi, BeDoneNow! Isn't it disgusting, this piece of filth "book"? How could a mother reveal such intimate, private thoughts of and about her children?

There is one thing I find encouraging in those snippets - that when Collin is acting out she "has to call Daddy". At least she seems to acknowledge that their father is a positive influence, at least she is actually allowing someone to phone Jon on Collin's behalf, at least she is still saying "Daddy" instead of 'your father'.

It's my take that this "book" was all written long, long ago, back when Jon was still "Daddy" in her mind. They probably held off on publishing when the divorce happened.

silimom said...

Interesting comments from Jon's attorney on TMZ and Radaronline. I'd be interested to see that actual "interview" or Q/A session where this took place. The way it's being spun is interesting.

"Jon is definitely open" to co-starring with ex-wife Kate Gosselin on a new TV project -- with one big string attached ... TMZ has learned. Jon's lawyer, former assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony F. List, tells TMZ "under the right circumstances" Jon would do a show with Kate, but "the contract would have to be tighter." He did not elaborate, but we're guessing it has something to do with the way TLC cleaned Jon's clock in court. List did not say what type of show he'd like to do, but said having Jon and Kate around the kids more would be a definite plus. List says Jon would "love to settle" the latest legal dispute he ignited. TMZ broke the story that Jon filed legal papers asking for primary custody and child support. But Jon will press on with the case, unless Kate gives up her "global commitments." According to List, Jon feels Kate can't have it both ways -- being both a star and an attentive parent. List says he and Jon both feel Kate is "addicted to the paparazzi." He says even if Kate is booted from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, he won't drop his custody case because Kate is "caught up in the glamour of Hollywood" and will take other jobs. Now if Kate brings Jon along for the Hollywood tour, well apparently that's a whole other Oprah.

silimom said...

How I think Mr. List's comments were elicited:

TMZ Reporter: Hey, what does Jon think of Kate's new show? Is he gonna be on it?

List: "He's definitely open under the right circumstances. The contract would have to be tighter."


TMZ Reporter: "Is Jon really going to sue Kate?

List: "He'd love to settle" if Kate gives up her"global commitments."

TMZ Reporter: Does Jon think Kate's a good mom?

List: Kate's problem is she's "addicted to the paparazzi." Kate is "caught up in the glamour of Hollywood" ,

The quotes are List's from the actual article. The rest are my words.

silimom said...

Found a link to where List's comments came from. Couldn't watch the video though because I'm in my iPhone.

http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/entertainment/tv/2010/04/jon-gosselin-wants-back-on-television/

Indeed said...

it's still absolutely disgusting that a mother and publishing company could violate her children's privacy so egregiously.
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So vey true and on point.

silimom said...

I've looked at the calendar, so I'll address that first:

It looks like a visitation calendar. She has the kids some days, other days not. Now, if Jon were allowed to be with the kids those other days, I wouldn't see any problem with it, frankly. My opinion is based on my own experience of co-parenting my stepkids. Again, the reason the calendar is skanky is because Jon is not being allowed to co-parent.

The Radar pics: They're not photoshopped. People in my family use the program regularly and say it's on the up and up (people who don't care about Kate one way or the other). We need to not see conspiracies where there are none.

ItIsAlwaysAboutMeKate said...

Amen. Kate indeed uses this double standard and any other double standard to her defense, while disregarding what is going on with her own childen. As if she has any moral or ethical standards to begin with other than fortune and fame. The World's Supermom's standards for the well being of her own children come in a far third, if even that.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Spray Tan said...

I agree that Kate spray tans and doesn't use beds. She burns in the sun and if she were tanning 2-3x a week with a bed, she would be VERY dark. Spray tans require more upkeep and 2-3x a week sounds about right for someone who is on TV every week in outfits that show off a lot of skin. You want it to be even. Spray tans only last about a week before they noticably fade, moreso if you shower everyday.

^^^^^^^^^^

The witch spray tans........yet, remember back to the "surprise" birthday trip for Jon to Key West? When she refused to apply sun bloc because it feels "so icky" on her skin???? If you ask me, that was just an excuse to get super burned - so Jon would not be able to have sex with her. Witch.

Kate Don't Rate said...

Tami said...

It is obvious. He is not really a bodyguard. He is there because she is very insecure and incapable of functioning on her own. Remember that Jon did everything in that home. Everything! She sat in the van while he loaded it up, got the kids buckled in, got them ready to go places, got up with them, etc. She had a meltdown at an airport because she wanted him to lead rather than walk side by side! They knew she needed a hired friend because she is so socially awkward she would not have been able to do any of her traveling on her own. The fact that the kids do not get bodyguards says it all. She will go out in public with the kids without a bodyguard because they act as her buffer to the public that she requires. She will go to the nail salon with a couple kids, for instance, or to the bus stop. Beyond that, she is incapable, 'can't do' Kate.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You nailed it, Tami. Khate needs a BUFFER between her socially-maladapted self, and the public.

JonShouldNotArbitrateWithoutaGreatAttorney said...

I am thinking that as part of Jon's settlement with TLC, he would be paid approx $20,000 per month to shut his mouth, which would go towards and paid directly to Kate Gosselin for Child Support. This would leave Jon without any money, but not leave him in a hole for Child Support throughout the duration of his contract. Who knows, he may have been paid a little extra.

If he has now completed his TLC contract, he is most likely wanting to know why he is paying the above amount, how he is supposed to do so, and why he is paying Kate to hire nannies, when HE, as a parent, is available, since Kate has so frequently not been there, when he could have/can be available to provide the child care in her absence. Thus reducing child care costs to outside parties, ensures his presence with his children, reduces Child Support fees, coming at the end of his contract with TLC, which will leave him with no income to meet the curent Court Ordered Child Support obligation, per his prior settlement contract with TLC and their lawsuit. Enter new lawyer.

MickeyMcKean said...

To: BookmouseNY

Please accept my belated apology to you - thank you for responding to my question about advances to writers.

But I did mean to include you in my above post because you posted something that I found entertaining:

BookmouseNY said...
I believe that the $1million book advance that she got was a three book deal and the contract was signed when Jon & Kate Plus 8 was at it's peak. The first book did OK, but sales were not spectacular. Book #2 - sales really bad. Book # 3 - the cookbook! When everything came out about her not cooking, etc, the book was sent overseas for distribution. Now on to book #4 which is really book #3 since the cookbook never made it to the shelves in the US. Judging by what I've seen, the writing is poor (maybe she did really write this one) and people in publishing are betting that this book will tank also. It may have an initial surge in sales but that will be it and on to the bargin book table. *****If the publisher does not recoup the advance, he can require Kate to pay it back. **** Publishers make their money back through sales. Kate will not see a penny of extra money from any of her books. Now that the publisher has met his obligation to publish the books she will probably be dropped. So much for her writing career.


QUESTION: Is it uncommon for a publisher to request money back from the author if the sales are dismal? Not that Kate would pay back anything but I would love to hear that they at least tried to recoup some of their losses.

fidosmommy said...

chocobi said...
Halo24 said...
I would never buy Kart's book, but how are people claiming to have read the 1st chapter when it doesn't come out until April 13th? Or 12th??
Is it posted online like the magazine scans?

Hi, Halo24! Here's one place where it's posted, at 15 Minutes, Gosselin Style. You can even listen to Kart drone ("read") an excerpt (ever so enthusiastically). The links are at the bottom of the first post.

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The links are not working now. Zondervan has removed them. One has to wonder why. Could be the site crashed from overload. Could be the citizens are publicly thrashing Kate's book and Zondervan so they took away all access.

debbiejo said...

Tami said "If Erin doesn't feel the need for a body guard, why does Kate?"
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Actually Khart could BE a body guard for Erin! She'd "stiff arm" anyone who came near her, and perhaps do the Passo Doble "chop" on anyone who comes near Erin.

Babs said...

I'm sure this has been posted here before, however, late I've been more curious:
TLC, etc, cannot 'pay off' or put gag orders on everyone Kart is around; so why hasn't someone, anyone, come forward with some stories about Kart? For example; childhood friends (if she had any); ex-nannies; ex-neighbors; DWTS audiance members, etc. Why on earth has not one person come forward, to tell their story? How much power does this woman have anyways? I do recall a neighbor did write something on his blog a few years ago, but nothing since then. Is there anyone around when she goes out shopping in her home town? What about at the salons and spas and where she gets her nails done? Are they all on gag orders as well?? I just find it too difficult to believe that there are no stories out there, or no one willing to come out and vent. I'm talking about legitimate people, blowing the whistle on her.
Is there anyone out there??

Two clueless idiots said...

I am compiling a list of questions I would like to see Joy Behar ask Kate when she appears on her show later this week. However, I can't find a direct link to her contact information on the CNN website - all contact/feedback just seems to go into a general feedback forum. Any suggestions? THANKS!

Lisa said...

So, I looked at ROL today, and they had a photo of Jon playing outside with the kids. He was kicking a soccer ball with Mady. Of course, they insinuated that he was only playing outside with the children in light of the current "custody issue". Then, I made a mistake and looked at the comments....Wow! Those people are scary. They ripped Jon to shreds and it was ridiculous. Why is it when Kate drags two of her kids to the salon and makes them carry her shoes and purse, it's "awwww, look at Kate having girl time with her some of her kids. She's such a great mom", but when Jon's outside ACTUALLY PLAYING with his children, doing something THEY enjoy, he's a total loser who can do nothing right!" Ugh.... Also, the "ladies" over at BM's site have taken to patting one another on the back and bragging about what awesome moms they are! Kate's fans are definitely....interesting!

chocobi said...

fidosmommy wrote:
The links are not working now. Zondervan has removed them. One has to wonder why. Could be the site crashed from overload. Could be the citizens are publicly thrashing Kate's book and Zondervan so they took away all access.

Yeah, I vote that the outraged public overloaded and crashed their site! It looks like Zondervan's whole website is down for maintenance:

"We're Sorry - Our Website is Temporarily Offline for Maintenance"

Maybe the book excerpt links will work again when and if the site is back up?

Here are the direct links on Zondervan's site.

Read Excerpt: http://www.zondervan.com/media/samples/pdf/0310318963_samptxt.pdf

Hear Kate Drone an Excerpt:
http://www.zondervan.com/media/samples/audio/0310415276_audiosample.mp3

kate's an idiot said...

I read in one of the tabloids (Star I think) that Jon had planned to have an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday and made the mistake of mentioning this to Kate. The bitch had no previous plans for Easter (yeah, she's religious), yet turned right around, went to Target (or wherever) and bought supplies for an Easter egg hunt to be thrown by her... Wait for it... On Saturday with the paps invited. Jon was said to be pissed off and rightfully so.

The magazine also said DWTS is indeed rigged to keep Kate on the show. It implies the producers of the show, and not Katan, are behind it. Apparently, Shannen's phone lines were "jammed" and no one could vote for her due to some unexplained glitch. Amazingly, it was easy to get through to Tree Trunkenstein. Maybe Shannen agreed to be voted off because her partner was injured and they had formed an obvious bond. Maybe she was just the fall guy. In any event, she danced great and even Carrie Ann was shocked and texted, "How did that happen?" to a friend.

As always. Kate is ruining everything in her wake. She is like a tornado with no regard for the devastation she leaves behind. I'm rooting for anyone but her on dwts and for jon in real life

Denise said...

zondervan@mailnj.custhelp.com

I emailed Zondervan and asked if they were shut down because of embarrassment over publishing such a horrendous book.

Lisa said...

OK, I have a question. I do not get manicures because I don't want to spend the money on them and think that I can do my own nails, so I am by no means an expert. Do you really need to go as often as Kate does? I saw yet another photo of her "squeezing in a manicure" before she left for LA again. If you ask me, the only thing she seems to be "squeezing in" is her mommy duties!! She seems to only go home to take care of errands.


***I am not judging anyone who gets manicures, it just seems like she gets them very often and then runs around whining about their finances.

I Am Curious said...

Regarding the "Social buffers" around Kart, and the socially maladaptive comment:
I have always wondered what "happened" to Kart in her formative years, to make her the weird way she is.
Anyone know?
She truly DOES seem to be underneath all the bravado, completely ill-at-ease in ANY public setting, shoot for that matter, within her own little family! (witness how she treated her own hubby, and the notes all over the ETown house even to Jon)
How could she have been a cheerleader??? I was a cheerleader, and I can tellyou, the thing emphasized over and over in tryouts was !SMILE! and be Very enthusiastic ALL The time. Plus, once you are on the squad you are going to practices and games, etc. You have to interact w/many others, above and beyond the school day...etc blah blah. I am just wondering "how" socially INadept Kart did it? Was she "normal" in her earlier years, then something happened to her? Like late teens or in college? I am serious. Her behavior is TOTALLY NOT Normal.
Why does she need 'buffers?"
That speak of someone very shy, actually. Not wanting to be approached..yet..she SEEKS OUT ATTENTION.
Extrememly interesting.

wramblinwreck said...

"Found a link to where List's comments came from. Couldn't watch the video though because I'm in my iPhone."
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That link is not an interview with Jon's lawyer. It's Fox News commentators talking about Kate on DWTS. Lists comments came from an article posted on TMZ, which did not include a video, but the article is tagged "Exclusive."



"I am thinking that as part of Jon's settlement with TLC, he would be paid approx $20,000 per month to shut his mouth, which would go towards and paid directly to Kate Gosselin for Child Support. This would leave Jon without any money, but not leave him in a hole for Child Support throughout the duration of his contract. ... If he has now completed his TLC contract, he is most likely wanting to know why he is paying the above amount, how he is supposed to do so, and why he is paying Kate to hire nannies, when HE, as a parent, is available..."
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I think there's a strong possibility that this is exactly what happened and the reason for Jon bringing the issue of custody back to court. There's no way he can pay that amount of child support when the TLC contract ends, so I think regardless of the outcome of his custody request, a judge revise his child support payments downward -- considerably.

sillyrabbit said...

kate's an idiot said...
I read in one of the tabloids (Star I think) that Jon had planned to have an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday and made the mistake of mentioning this to Kate. The bitch had no previous plans for Easter (yeah, she's religious), yet turned right around, went to Target (or wherever) and bought supplies for an Easter egg hunt to be thrown by her... Wait for it... On Saturday with the paps invited. Jon was said to be pissed off and rightfully so.

Totally believe it! There is no way Kate. or her PR, team would allow Jon to 'steal' Kate's parental thunder. Kate's 'single mom', 'I do it all' image wouldnt go very far if it had been reported that JON was the PRESENT parent at the Konpound on EASTER SUNDAY enjoying/participating in an Easter egg hunt with the children. The public DID see the 'pap' photos of Kate and the children participating in a Saturday Easter related activity. Question is. If Jon was with the children on Easter Sunday, why was HE able to enter and leave the Konpound , and spend time with his children and his presence not make the Radar On Line headlines?

this temporary insanity will end said...

TLC was taken off my channel line-up by me, months and months ago...and solely because of Jon and Kate Gosselin. They were all "in bed" together as far as I'm concerned and I don't appreciate being "had" as a viewer.

However, should I still be a viewer of TLC's programming, I'd a heckuva lot be more interested in Sarah Palin's reality show called, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," than any recycled show with Kate. (And that's saying a lot, because I am no fan of Sarah Palin.)

I agree with other commenters that Kate Gosselin will become irrelevant. The whole "tabloid celeb" thing is fickle and people move on...just like they will with Jon and Kate. We just have to be patient for a little while longer.

I had a co-worker once who just couldn't stay away after she took a voluntary leave and then resigned. She didn't realize how glad we were that she was gone. She felt we should always throw out the red carpet when she graced us with a visit. I would actually flee to another part of the building when I'd see her car drive up. Her time was done at our workplace. It took forever, but she got the message that she needed to move on, just like we had. It was such a relief when she finally, really, didn't come back into our work lives again. We felt like a chain-metal veil had been lifted. And, you know what? She was actually happier, too. She wound up with a career which suited her personality and her family better than the one she'd had with us. I don't know if it made her a better mother and wife, though.

So, take a breath. There is a desperate momentum here on the part of at least Kate, her "people," and TLC to try to keep her relevant but it just isn't going to work. Her "reality star" status is fleeting. You can't keep trying to pump life into something that is lifeless.

This concept of Gosselin "branding" also had me thinking of, well, store brands...like groceries or how about hair coloring products (my brain likes simpler things!). I dyed my hair at home with the same boxed product for years although I was increasingly unhappy with the results. Other consumers must have felt the same because, one day, I no longer could find it on the shelf among all the many, new brands of dye on the long, long aisle at the store. I asked a clerk about it and he said, "nobody bought it anymore, so the manufacturer quit making it...they've got other varieties you can choose from, though and, of course, there's all these other brands here..."

Kinda like Kate Gosselin. There will be a day when TLC, her publisher, etc. will all quit trying to make her into something she isn't, can't be nor ever will; she won't be profitable to them as more and more viewers and readers become put off and then bored by her uninteresting, annoying and questionable "brand."

It's just a matter of time.

I worry if Kate's retirement will be good or bad for her kids at home but there's that other thing about "time"...it marches on. They won't enter adulthood unscathed but they'll have more years ahead of them to sort things through about their very public childhoods, get therapy to shed the influences of bad parenting and distance themselves from all things Gosselin which give them pain. I'll remain hopeful for them always as one of many who watched in the wings but who could not help them when they were little guys and needed that help the most.

just.me said...

I'm axiously awaiting a tell-all book that explains and describes what really happened in Kate's life that's made her the way she is.

Not HER version, but the TRUTH.

goawayJandK said...

OK, I have a question. I do not get manicures because I don't want to spend the money on them and think that I can do my own nails, so I am by no means an expert. Do you really need to go as often as Kate does? I saw yet another photo of her "squeezing in a manicure" before she left for LA again. If you ask me, the only thing she seems to be "squeezing in" is her mommy duties!! She seems to only go home to take care of errands.


***I am not judging anyone who gets manicures, it just seems like she gets them very often and then runs around whining about their finances.


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Pedicures usually last around 2-3 weeks, sometimes a little less if your toes are in water (ocean, swimming pool) a lot. Manicures, at least for me anyway, last about a week before the chipping starts to show, which is why I rarely get them. That said, K8 doesn't DO the things that most parents do (cook dinner, wash dishes, clean the bathroom, pick weeds, etc), so her manicures should last a lot longer than most =)

winsomeone said...

Saw on one of the sites that Kate says she is ready to date again..can't remember which site though.

Aislinn said...

I Am Curious said...
"Regarding the "Social buffers" around Kart, and the socially maladaptive comment:
I have always wondered what "happened" to Kart in her formative years, to make her the weird way she is.
Anyone know?
(snipped)"

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I'm not sure either, and I am equally curious. The only thing I recall hearing about is that Kate was the second oldest child, and her mother was just 17 when Kate was born. I think that was on that Women in Business website. Whether or not that had any affect on Kate growing up, it's hard to say and would just be speculation.

I've always been curious what Kate's parents and sisters are like. Are they all like Kate? Her brother and Jodi always seemed so sweet and normal.

Sharon said...

I am curious said: Her behavior is TOTALLY NOT Normal.
Why does she need 'buffers?"
That speak of someone very shy, actually. Not wanting to be approached..yet..she SEEKS OUT ATTENTION.
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I think that kate needs "buffers", and tries intimidates everyone around her because everything about her is fake, and everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie. So, she has to stay in control of everything, so she won't found out.

Snerk said...

If you aren't doing a lot of "stuff" as in living the life Kate is with no dishes to wash, gardening to do, etc, a pedicure can last four weeks and a manicure two and even three weeks for some people with slow growing nails. I think, however, if I were on TV with a dancing show and the camera on my hands and feet I might be tempted to get a mani/pedi every week a day or two before filming. But then I'd never have eight children, never leave them to film a TV show, and further would never subject myself to the public humiliation of having my dancing ability shown to the world even though it's vastly better than Kate's.

I've been getting regular manicures and pedicures for years. Our children are adults and living their own self-supporting lives. We have more money than we need (yes we are thankful that we are blessed) so I might as well treat myself to something I enjoy.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

From the book excerpt:
"It was hard enough trying to be a mom of twins and sextuplets
without feeling like the world was watching everything I did."

All I can say is...seriously?? So why agree to do a tv show? I only read a few paragraphs from the excerpt because it literally turned my stomach.

Nanny Deb said...

IMO, nothing dramatic or traumatic "happened" to Kate in her childhood to make her such a lunatic beyond what she brought on herself (and, sadly, her family).

IMO, Kate wanted to be "famous". But she didn't think her plan through. Fame means loss of privacy, loss of deniability, and loss of dignity if you handle fame poorly, which Kate certainly does.

I think Kate is, at heart, a bit of an introvert, and she's created this malestrom of a life which forces her to cope with SO MANY people, whether it's 8 kids, 2 dozen fellow dancers, however many papparazzi, a dozen or so crazed superfans, and so on and so forth.

Couple the stress of being a control freak with the complete lack of control she had in her life from the day she got pregnant with the sextuplets, mix in a need for attention with an innate desire to avoid attention, shake well in the TLC processing machine, and you get Kate, Woman on the Verge of a Complete Meltdown.

Her inability to cope is the likely reason for Steve's existence. When she edges toward hysteria, he copes for her. When she morphs into uber-bitch, he protects the public from her.

She drove Jon away with her constant carping and self-pity, and if the tales from the tabloids are even slightly true Tony D. is experiencing the same sort of crazy. He's being PAID to not complain, and to act as encouraging as possible, but he's earning every cent while dealing with the Kate tornado of crazy.

I think Kate is going to flip out soon in a very public and horrid way. Sonner or later, someone (a reporter who goes off script, an investigtive journalist who digs deep enough, or Jon's legal actions) is going to snip the last thread that holds Public Kate together, and her neltdown will make what happened to Brittney Spears looks minor.

Jane in CA said...

this temporary insanity will end said:
I had a co-worker once who just couldn't stay away after she took a voluntary leave and then resigned. She didn't realize how glad we were that she was gone. ... Her time was done at our workplace. It took forever, but she got the message that she needed to move on, just like we had. It was such a relief when she finally, really, didn't come back into our work lives again. We felt like a chain-metal veil had been lifted. ...
So, take a breath. There is a desperate momentum here on the part of at least Kate, her "people," and TLC to try to keep her relevant but it just isn't going to work. Her "reality star" status is fleeting. You can't keep trying to pump life into something that is lifeless.
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Great commentary and advice. I think the prime money-making time has passed for Kate because the sextuplets (which were the real draw to the show and kept people interested despite the other less positive aspects) are growing up, and unfortunately growing up in the midst of upheaval and probably a great deal of unhappiness. This does not translate well into a fun family show.

Who in their right mind will tune in week after week to see 6 and 7-year old children whining, fighting, screaming, and being punished by their mother? Cara and Mady have had enough of the cameras and will make faces, pout, and otherwise sabotage any attempts to film them (yes Mady, I'm looking at you and cheering you on - using the only tools at hand, but using them in such a subversive way, go girl!). Jon won't be filmed at all.

Kate is not likable, except to a small percentage of strange women who think she's some sort of near god. It's beyond my comprehension, but clearly there are some very sad, very unwell people out there whose minds are not quite normal, and to them, Kate represents something. But they are not representative of the larger population.

Kate is already irrelevant. But major media is always behind the curve and playing catch up. Sure, she still generates a lot of buzz, but it's almost 100% negative. The positive spin is seen for what it is - The View ladies are shouting that the Emperor does indeed have fine clothes on, when everyone else is looking around and saying, "um, what clothes are you talking about?"

BTW, I had a co-worker similar to yours once as well. She was "let go" and found another job nearby. She would come by nearly every day at lunch to visit, want to wander around the office like she still worked there, pop in on her old boss, etc. It was so awkward and inappropriate, and she finally got the hint.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the info on the manicures, guys! Like I said, I've never had one, so I didn't know how often one would really go in to do that. One of my friends keeps telling me to get one, but so far, I haven't been able to bring myself to spend the money. I have three kiddos and they are always needing something. When I get money for a gift or something, there are so many things that I would rather have than a manicure. I'm always doing dishes or something, so a manicure would be a waste for me. I've heard they are heavenly, though!!

Anonymous said...

The photos are definitely photoshopped. Look at their feet....they are not casting any shadows on the grounf.

Tami said...

The photos are definitely photoshopped. Look at their feet....they are not casting any shadows on the grounf.

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I can't usually tell too much about photoshopping, but they definitely looked weird to me, like they were cut out and stuck on the background. They did not seem natural and looked to be just floating on the picture, especially the one with Colin (?) in cowboy boots on the bike.

dustilies said...

chocobi said...

fidosmommy wrote:
The links are not working now. Zondervan has removed them. One has to wonder why. Could be the site crashed from overload. Could be the citizens are publicly thrashing Kate's book and Zondervan so they took away all access.

Yeah, I vote that the outraged public overloaded and crashed their site! It looks like Zondervan's whole website is down for maintenance:
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As of 3:30 am EST, the site is up and functioning.

What's veeeeery interesting is that KGs book is not on the front page of the Zondervan site (nor was it last week). I had to do a search on her name to bring up the book. Also, the description of the audiobook (shudder) doesn't even say that it is KG doing the reading. Rather unenthusiastic marketing, wouldn't you say? Looks like Zondervan won't be offering another multi-book deal anytime soon.

Can't See Sheep said...

Aaden:'As a baby, Aaden was often rattled and disturbed'Kate writes 'You regularily cried inconsolably'


I'd cry inconsolibly too if I realized I was stuck in this world with kate as my mother. Like some neverending waking nightmare, that's when you realize just how screwed you are in the mom department. Why on earth would you write these things about your children? No one should be able to pay a mom enough to put these personal things out there about her children. This creature is no different than a prostitute when it comes to selling her children's lives.

What on earth does she think she's doing, inspiring some little girl somewhere in America to be just like her, just like that book about multiples inspired her to work the system to get as many kids as she could & then sell them to the world for the eyes of any psycho. Yeah, that's really something to aim for there.

Too bad there wasn't someone to write a book of kate's most personal moments & see how she liked it. Like kate curling up to her wine box when the noise of the kids jangles her nerves. Oh well, probably another 10 years until Mady's book comes out. I wonder how much kate will protest when it's her turn? I'm sure the world will hear about how unfair & how unjust everything is. Time for kate & Steve her nanny enabler to go away NOW!!!

ChurchMouse said...

Just had a sad thought.

One of the fun things we did when growing up was to keep diaries. (And hide them so our siblings wouldn't read them!)

Do you honestly think Ms. Gosselin will let them keep any sort of private journal? No, she won't. She won't want any written documentation that she can't control.

Just one more childhood fun thing that she's gonna screw up for these kids. And wicked unhealthy to boot, INMO.

Nina said...

TLC loves this blog. They love all talk about Kate bad or good. Thats why they have given her two new shows. Make sure you vote on dwts. Kate needs to be voted off soon.

Vanessa said...

The questions Joy Behar will ask are all pre-approved by TLC, NO WAY will Kate appear without this happening! The media industry is all in bed together, including Joy who will kiss butt when she has to, just to earn her pay/ratings.

Vanessa said...

Golly Gee!! If someone (Kitty Kelley) had the gonads to take on Oprah (she's written a biography with PLENTY of skeletons in there)
SURELY someone could put the truth about Kate's life out there?

KatesDancingHooves said...

Proof again that Kate & her team read this blog...SO many times we asked why Kate is never seen at any airports...There she is on radaronline, all smiley, at an AIRPORT! Haha

Jane in CA said...

@ Lisa:

I haven't had a professional manicure in years myself. Pre-motherhood, I had acrylic nails almost constantly. Post-motherhood, I tried to keep that up, but playing with clay or dirt, constantly doing dishes, giving baths -- that is too hard on false nails. :)

Now I only get them done for special occasions, such as the holidays or a fancy party.

As a mom trying to live within a budget, I consider manicures and pedicures a luxury item, not a necessity. I don't do spray tanning, but I'd put that under the same category.

Kate is to working moms like chalk is to Chinese food. There's no connection whatsoever.

goawayJandK said...

We have more money than we need (yes we are thankful that we are blessed) so I might as well treat myself to something I enjoy.

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Snerk ,
Good for you and yes you
should =)


Lisa, maybe now is the time to treat yourself to a pedicure ? It lasts much longer than a mani and pretty toes are always fun to show off when the weather warms up =)

Anonymous said...

A Philadelphia-area lawmaker will hold a hearing on Wednesday into child-labor laws and reality TV featuring Kate Gosselin’s relatives and Gloria Allred.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/television/041110-lawmaker-calls-gosselin-kin-to-hearing

silimom said...

Good for Kevin and Jodi! And for all their detractors - They have always maintained that the kids' well being was their first and foremost concern. I appreciate that they have only ever sought to speak to the media when the circumstances warranted - i.e. when the kids are being filmed. Their actions to the best of my knowledge have always matched their words. I'm sure it's hard - Kate is still your sister and you still love her. Thank you for speaking the truth in love even if it's falling on her deaf ears. Your nieces and nephews will I'm sure appreciate it when they are adults and reflect on this time.

And I applaud this lawmaker who is at least opening the issue for discussion. Although I'm sure Kate's fans will claim he's simply using her to draw attention to his reelection campaign or something like that.

BMWoP said...

KatesDancingHooves said...
Proof again that Kate & her team read this blog...SO many times we asked why Kate is never seen at any airports...There she is on radaronline, all smiley, at an AIRPORT! Haha

4/12/2010 10:20 AM



Radar Online IS Kate's team. I really suspect TLC pads their wallets to report only good stuff about her, and only report bad stuff about Jon.

I think ROL reads here quite often, and I also think ROL are the actual sheeple who comment obessively about their precious Kate.

BMWoP said...

Vanessa said...
The questions Joy Behar will ask are all pre-approved by TLC, NO WAY will Kate appear without this happening! The media industry is all in bed together, including Joy who will kiss butt when she has to, just to earn her pay/ratings.

4/12/2010 4:33 AM


And this was kind of validated when Kate and Tony were being interviewed in a DWTS promotional video, and Kate squirmed and said, "Can I rewrite these questions?" Everybody laughed, but I think Kate was used to this actually being done ( writing her own questions ).

Annies said...

Can't wait to read the Chapter in the book about"Jesus" Odd since she quit on her church over a year and a half ago and has not stepped foot in one since. Once again it is the kids who lose out on the spiritual influence they once had.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Lisa, I agree w/goaway. If you want to get pampered (and everyone should, once in a while), go for the pedicure that includes a footbath and foot massage. Not only does it last longer than a mani, it is very rejuvenating.

Can't See Sheep said...

Anonymous said...

A Philadelphia-area lawmaker will hold a hearing on Wednesday into child-labor laws and reality TV featuring Kate Gosselin’s relatives and Gloria Allred.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/television/041110-lawmaker-calls-gosselin-kin-to-hearing
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"In addition, child-star advocate Paul Petersen, civil rights advocate Gloria Allred and Kevin and Jodi Krieder, the brother and sister-in-law of Kate Gosselin, will testify at the hearing."


YES, YES, YES!!!! I hope things start to fall into place now.

@Jane in CA "Kate is to working moms like chalk is to Chinese food. There's no connection whatsoever." I love it, it made me grin from ear to ear.

JSL said...

A Philadelphia-area lawmaker will hold a hearing on Wednesday into child-labor laws and reality TV featuring Kate Gosselin’s relatives and Gloria Allred.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/television/041110-lawmaker-calls-gosselin-kin-to-hearing

I thought it was Mr. Peterson who was with the relatives but who cares -- maybe something will get done in Pennsylvania to protect the children. Let's hope

MickeyMcKean said...

"A Philadelphia-area lawmaker will hold a hearing on Wednesday into child-labor laws and reality TV featuring Kate Gosselin’s relatives and Gloria Allred."

This is the BEST NEWS that I have heard in a long time.

Best of luck to the PA lawmaker, Aunt Jody, Uncle Kevin, Paul Peterson and Gloria Allred in the upcoming hearing.

Hang in there Gosselin 8, help is on the way ...

Lisa said...

Lisa, maybe now is the time to treat yourself to a pedicure ? It lasts much longer than a mani and pretty toes are always fun to show off when the weather warms up =)
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Oh gosh! I cannot do that!!! I absolutely hate my feet and the thought of someone touching them gives me a panic attack. I think I'll start with a manicure and work my way up! LOL!

sillyrabbit said...

Radar Online IS Kate's team. I really suspect TLC pads their wallets to report only good stuff about her, and only report bad stuff about Jon.

During her post DWTS interviews , Kate has on several occassions given a 'shout out' to ROL. Katie Irene and ROL are DEFINITELY BFFs.

Cry Me a River said...

Thank God! Maybe there is hope for the kids afterall.

Cry Me a River said...

When is Monster Mom going to be a on Joy Behar? I will be sure and not watch as I watch her show quite often. It is sometimes very funny, but there will be whining and begging and crying with Kate on. Yuck. I thought Joy was above that but then she admitted she drug Tiger out as long as she could for the "ratings."

wramblinwreck said...

Maks is saying what many here have been saying all along: Kate doesn't get the point of DWTS.


http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/maksim-kate-gosselin-doesnt-get-the-point-of-dwts--1149"


In the new issue of Us Weekly, a "Dancing with the Stars" insider reveals Kate Gosselin's first choice for pro partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy. "She wishes she had been partnered with Maks because he's a stronger personality [than Tony Dovolani], and Kate likes a man who takes charge."

A crew source counters: "Kate would have lasted about five minutes with Maks."

Well, Dovolani has Chmerkovskiy's admiration — and sympathy? — for taking on the 35-year-old reality mom. "I admire Tony," Maks wrote Friday on his TV Guide blog. "Not just because he's my friend."

The dancer explains: "I've spoken to Kate, and I don't think she gets the point of this thing yet. The pain on her face says it all, which is unfortunate."

Gosselin scored a low score of 15 points — and lots of jeers from the judges — last week for her paso doble routine set to Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."

"The show is about finding a way to come out, enjoy yourself and have fun," Maksim writes. Of Gosselin and Dovolani's fiery relationship, he writes, "We were taught to respect our teachers, so as teachers, we expect to be respected by our students. Kate needs to trust him. However lifeless that paso was, he had her ready with the routine."

Last week, Gosselin complained to E! News that it has been"very difficult" to focus, especially with a new custody lawsuit filed by her ex Jon Gosselin. "I can't put my life aside and dance for six hours a day."

But Chmerkovskiy implores her to try and do just that. "It's a chance for her to focus on something other than personal drama. How many women with multiple kids sit back and reminisce about the days they could go and dance when they watch our show? How many people vicariously live through us? You need to enjoy it."

silimom said...

Lisa - DEFINITELY get a pedicure. They're relatively inexpensive. I spend $35 with tip for the deluxe with the foot soak, mint scrub, hot towels, moisturizer, massage, nail trimming and painting and it includes a pretty design, my choice :-). You can also get just a regular (soak, trim and paint) for about half that.

I go about once every two months, once a month in the summer. I'm not a clothes or shoe horse. The areas I do splurge on are my hair and my feet. You should totally try it.

enoughalready said...

Honestly, I would love for Ms Kitty Kelly to do a thorough investigative style reporting on those Gosslins. I would buy her book. I say this because I know that this book will contain very substantial truths and may appear shocking to some but not to others like myself who have read enough to know the scandal of the Gosslins.

BeDoneNow said...

Lisa said...
Lisa, maybe now is the time to treat yourself to a pedicure ?...
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Oh gosh! I cannot do that!!! I absolutely hate my feet and the thought of someone touching them gives me a panic attack. I think I'll start with a manicure and work my way up! LOL!
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Lisa, sweetie, I was the EXACT same way! I was well into my 40's before I ever had a pedi and then only to please my mother. (long story). It's only an hour or so out of your life - if you hate it, are embarrassed whatever, you never have to go in there again. Please dearest, try it. You wont believe how wonderful your spirit will feel. (Pampered, special and decadent!)

I can see why Kart enjoys it, but as often as she goes and at the expense of her family, it's more of an addiction to her self-absorbtion. Lisa, YOU wont ever be that way, LOL but please treat yourself.

BeDoneNow said...

"Like they give 2 craps about the kids....They are just jelious of they money that they are making...jelious, jeloius jeloius."

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/television/041110-lawmaker-calls-gosselin-kin-to-hearing
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HONEST TO HEAVEN GWoPers, ya cant make this stuff up. yep, we are all just jelious jelious jelious on this "hate site".

Things that make you go Hmm said...

Now this is funny!


Playboy rejects Kate Gosselin

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/04/12/rejected.by.playboy.tf/index.html?hpt=P1&iref=NS1

Calgary7 said...

sillyrabbit said...
Radar Online IS Kate's team. I really suspect TLC pads their wallets to report only good stuff about her, and only report bad stuff about Jon.

During her post DWTS interviews , Kate has on several occassions given a 'shout out' to ROL. Katie Irene and ROL are DEFINITELY BFFs.

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Actually it is more likely that Discovery Communications and the production company for ROL have long term joint projects so continual Gosselin coverage is more like one hand washing the other.

Either that or their neighbours are getting payback by becoming paps and selling photos to an agency.

OrangeMonkey said...

According to the IMDB .....

A CBS pilot for a new show "The Quinn-tuplets" just started filming in Boston. It stars Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants).

The plot: "Follows a set of quintuplets whose lives had been documented and broadcast on television since childbirth. Now they are adults with professional lives."

globalgamble said...

What did Kate expect? DWTS is a huge time commitment. Same as the divorce. What did she expect? She treated her husband like a second class citizen, not an equal.

Kate Gosselin defies all things that are logical. HOw can you raise kids, let alone 8, when you are NEVER home? How can you expect their father isn't going to notice the fact you are never home given you are flaunting the facts in front of millions every week?

The media is a total accomplice to the trainwreck that is Kate Gosselin. Geash, just stop enabling her. She isn't smart enough to make proper priorities, she's too selfish. Talk about being weak.

The poor kids are going to eventually figure out their mom was a total nutter, but it will be too late. Crystal ball is not looking good for the kids to come out of this without a totally messed up childhood.

I hope her interviewing skills are good and she picked some super nannys, and if so, she owes them so big!

I am a single divorced mother of two. I work all day and spend my evenings and weekends with the kids. She tarnishes the single-mom badge for all the rest of us with her lackluster and apathetic approach to motherhood.

Momof2 said...

Fact or fiction?
http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/13/kate-gosselin-hollywood/

I highly doubt it...she's a little fish (minnow) in a big sea.

Nova said...

Kate is so anxious to make sure that everyone knows she's a mom, that she will share every detail of her childrens lives. I dread the day the first girl gets her first period, Kate'll probably call a news conference about it.

I shudder to think about all the private things that are still to come for the kids, and wonder if Kate will be able to restrain herself in any way.

Save the Gosselin 8

maggie said...

Kate was better this week but that was because Tony was guiding her. But Buno said: "We're having a mini-breakthrough tonight. At the moment, I actually believe you were dancing. The penny has dropped. Tough love works for you."

He added: "Don't get too excited. The technique is still very, very bad, but you're actually starting to move out there. Keep going."

REPEAT: The technique is still very, very bad... Wow! And that thrilled Kate! He said her technique was very bad the very first week.

MickeyMcKean said...

Momof2 said...
Fact or fiction?
http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/13/kate-gosselin-hollywood/

I highly doubt it...she's a little fish (minnow) in a big sea.

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Well I certainly believe that Kate is thinking about relocating to CA. She believes she is THE star that is pulling in the ratings for DWTS so it makes sense that if she moves to CA, in a short amount of time she will become the biggest star Hollywood has ever seen! EVER!

Besides there are a lot more paps in LA than PA and she does love them, I don't care what she says :)

Something else, keep in mind that last year Jon was seen house hunting in L.A. Therefore I'm sure these two people both think they have a lot to offer Hollywood ... NOT.

I sure wish someone would tell these two that there is a difference between being in a reality TV show as yourself and being an ACTOR. As it is this morning there is a list of 23 most hated reality stars and yep, both Jon and Kate made the list!

JMO.

N.E. Psychologist said...

OrangeMonkey said:
The plot: "Follows a set of quintuplets whose lives had been documented and broadcast on television since childbirth. Now they are adults with professional lives."
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This is FICTION, right?

LAMom said...

Momof2 said... Fact or fiction?
http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/13/kate-gosselin-hollywood/

I highly doubt it...she's a little fish (minnow) in a big sea.
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I have to agree with Momof2 - Fiction - If she is looking at homes in the Hollywood Hills in gated communities in the $2 million range she will not get the 6 bedroom, pool, "recording studio" that she reportedly wants. HELLOOOOOO Kate. Hollywood Hills aint PA and $2 million won't get you much.

We've seen the amount of emotion that she puts into the dance. Kate, right (as Momof2 said) your a little fish in a big sea. Go back to PA where you're a big fish in a little pond. I don't see the paps following you around in LA, they've got real stars to follow.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Lisa,

I also hate my feet and have learned from my pedicurist that many women do too. Go anyway. You'll like your feet more afterwards....... : )

Laurie said...

I love Amber Tamblyn (love her dad Russ too) and will tune in to the show if it gets picked up to see how it is. Hopefully it will show the pitfalls of the kids having been filmed since birth and will be a wake up call for the go$$elins. What am I thinking - kate couldn't relate because she's got 8 (count them) 8 kids!

Carol in PA said...

OMG, I doubt very much that her high hopes will come to fruition. The only thing that she is good at is being cruel and controlling. She can't dance worth beans, so her 'recording studio' at a future Hollywood home sounds like a nightmare. I doubt very much that this chick can sing....my goodness, can't you hear it now " Um,lyric lyric um lyric lyric". Sorry. Geez she can't even talk much less sing a sentence......Lord have mercy. So, she is comparing herself to Jen Aniston, according to that report? Pahlese, I don't know who wrote the article, but I'm wondering what he/she was smoking while typing!!!???!!!

Jenny said...

If it's true that she's thinking about moving to California, I always thought that in a divorce situation, one of the parents couldn't move out of the area without permission of the other parent. But maybe that has to do with the custody arrangement. So she wants to be the next Jennifer Anniston. Oh my, talk about delusions of grandeur! This woman is more full of herself than I ever imagined.

weee said...

Joan Rivers just tore Kate a new one on The View!!! SOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!

And then stupid Sherri comes to Kates defense.

LOVE LOVE JOAN RIVERS!!!

True G said...

Un-freakin-believable!

This Today Show interview was taped last week, and Kate told Meredith that as soon as DWTS releases her, she is on a plane back home and spends the rest of the week with the kids.

Yet there she was on THURSDAY in NYC and NOT with her kids!!!! She went straight from LA to NYC to do interviews and to promote her new shows and didn't get back to the kids until Friday....only to leave again for LA on Saturday. And during that 1 1/2 day she was home, she went tanning and had a mani/pedi without the kids!!!!!!!!!!!

Yet Meredith sits there and buys every single lie coming out of Kate's mouth. If I were interviewing Kate and she said she goes straight home to the kids after DWTS, I'd have asked her, "Then why is your behind sitting here on a Thursday and you are still 3 hours away from your kids?"

Surely sitting on a couch on the Today Show to talk about child custody is not considered "working" is it?

God it amazes me how people don't call her out on her lies and just sit there and allow her to bullchit the entire world.

On another note, Joan Rivers just tore into Kate on The View...LOL!!
She was saying how horrible Kate is and everytime she lifts her leg she's afraid another kid will fly out. She said Kate needs to go home and learn what her kids' names are. hahahah

grannyoftwo said...

funny but true comment from Kathie Lee today on her show about Kate's comments on the Today show. She says she is a working Mom and she needs to work to earn money for her children to live because she is a "single Mom". Kathie Lee said it takes me back to a story about my Father. Every time he was offered a job, he always asked, will this take me away from my family more and if the answer was yes he turned the job down because he said my family needs a father more than they need another tv set. She said it is all in the choices of how you want to live and the things you want to have surrounding you was to how much time you spend with your children, which is so true of Kate. She could live so much more frugal and see those children alot more than she does. She could be a nurse again and live like the rest of us live. AMEN?

Judy said...

On The View, they wee talking about DWTS last night, and while everyone else on the panel was criticizing Kate for leaving her kids, Sherry kept defending her, insiting that she needs to support those kids. . .so frustrating.

fidosmommy said...

Momof2 said...
Fact or fiction?
http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/13/kate-gosselin-hollywood/

I highly doubt it...she's a little fish (minnow) in a big sea.

******
I vote it's fiction.

I say this "friend of Kate's" is
talking through his or her hat in order to keep Kate's name going still more. For a woman who has been saying to the public and to the courts that she can't afford to feed her children, upgrading from a $1M house to a $2M dollar house, taking the children away from their father cross-country, and embarking on a journey that is
as flimsy as a whim, it's too bizarre, even for Kate Gosselin.

If Jennifer Aniston (whom I barely
know when I see her face) isn't making it in Hollywood any more, why does Kate believe for one second she's the lady in waiting?
There are young actors who have gone to ACTING SCHOOL who are geared up for life in the movies, well qualified, and can play almost any character you give them.

Here's the upside, however. Even the best of Hollywood royalty have had to work their way to where they are now. Waiting tables is a common "until" job. It is the rare person who walks into Hollywood and announces "I'm here!" and gets a role. Kate working tables to feed her children, having to downsize her lifestyle to afford it? I don't think so. Kate not getting what she wants immediately and facing rejection? I don't think so.

Hollywood is not calling, Kate.
But I am calling BS on this story.

Laura B said...

I've always wondered about Jon's girlfriend, the one he left for Kate. I was curious how long they were dating. It's good that she is not looking for her 15 minutes of fame (even though I would love to know what she has to say!) She's probably laughing at him right now, "serves you right"....lol.

MabelD said...

Kate Gosselin and the Kids Hollywood-Bound?

Won't she have to get out of her TLC contract to move to Hollywood and work for others? At least California has child labor laws. She'll have competition from Octomom out there.

JOANNA said...

I have seriously lost hope that there's anything that we can do to get this awful person off our TV channels. :(

Hippie Chick said...

This is what Khate had to say....

"I've got to work harder now than ever because I am a single mom. In my heart I'm always in my kitchen, baking and cooking for my kids, and I'll always be there. It's a struggle to be here [in New York], to be anywhere. The emotion that you see is because I would rather be at home with them. I have to work. I have to provide for them. And it's a struggle that every working mom, especially single moms, go through, and I'm really feeling it now, and it's really hard. If I had 24 hours a day seven days a week with eight kids, it wouldn't be enough time in my book. So, to minus out the working days is really hard. But I make the most of every minute I have with them … When I'm home, we make those little spots of time really big in our memories."

It was posted on PerezHilton.com. I'm not sure when or where she was...or why the hell she said it! She LIES LIES LIES!!!

emschick1128 said...

I am a long time reader of GWOP but after Kate's most recent "I want to be home baking cookies" I feel compeled to finally post my feelings about this this obnoxious famewhore. I have never seen anyone air their dirty laundry like she does. Nothing is ever private. As a divorced mother of 4 children who has received a thousand dollars per month and worked 2-3 jobs at a time as a nurse and EMT to be able to adequately care for my children I find her totally offensive. It amazes me that no one in the media even asks her the obvious question which would be what about the millions you have made through your TV show, so called books and is 20k per month not an adequate amount to support your children with so you dont have to "work so hard" She has so clue at all what a real divorced or single mother has to do make it work. Most "single" mothers don't live in a million dollar home with 3 nannies to care for their children, a chef, a 60k SUV and all this spare time for shopping, tanning etc,. All she does is bitch constantly about the "difficult struggle" with 8 count em 8 children. Maybe it would be difficult of she DID actually care for them but she doesn't. How anyone can support this awful womans actions is totally beyond me and feed in to her poor me act. I hope her new book tanks and I can't wait to see her face when she gets voted off of DWTS. Of course it will be Jon's fault that she didn't win due to all the stress she has put on her with the custody battle. It's nice that there is a place where rational people can talk who see this witch for the miserable person and horrible mother that she is. Karma will come her way evetually hopefully sooner than later. God help those poor kids. I hope there will be money left for all that futur therapy.

fidosmommy said...

Nova said...
I dread the day the first girl gets her first period, Kate'll probably call a news conference about it.

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I wonder how much support Kate "the nurse" will have to offer. It can be a wonderful time or a traumatic time.

I also hope we won't be hearing about laundry when the boys reach
13. (sorry, couldn't resist)

gardnersc said...

hi
i apologize in advance if this has been discussed....
but did anyone else notice kate now has 2 diamond necklaces ?

i mention this because of all her talk (b.s.) about a single mom struggling for provide.

she is truly disgusting.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Maggie said, "...REPEAT: The technique is still very, very bad... Wow! And that thrilled Kate! He said her technique was very bad the very first week."

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It thrills K8 because she really doesn't care if she dances well or not - it is irrelevant.

Her main goals are being achieved:

a) She's still in the spotlight
b) Her chosen venues are those in which others pretend on camera to believe her 'courageous, selfless, single mom' role and then make a point of painting this Sainted Mother picture of K8G.

This is how the K8G brand is kept alive.

And the more drama they can mix in, the more people pay attention.

And the brand lives on.....

Aislinn said...

Carol in PA said...
"OMG, I doubt very much that her high hopes will come to fruition. The only thing that she is good at is being cruel and controlling. She can't dance worth beans, so her 'recording studio' at a future Hollywood home sounds like a nightmare. I doubt very much that this chick can sing....my goodness, can't you hear it now " Um,lyric lyric um lyric lyric". Sorry. Geez she can't even talk much less sing a sentence......Lord have mercy. So, she is comparing herself to Jen Aniston, according to that report? Pahlese, I don't know who wrote the article, but I'm wondering what he/she was smoking while typing!!!???!!!"

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Oh, I bet the recording studio is for her books on tape, not singing. Or least that's what I'm hoping!

My worry is what if the recording studio is for the kids? Didn't they all once make a music video with a family song, or something strange like that?

Melissa said...

I just lost my colon.

No really.

Apparently, Kart is going to be on Entertainment Tonight co-hosting with Mary Hart tomorrow evening (Wednesday).

And yes, she's still using the same old excuse that she's a single mother and has to work to provide for her kids.

She's alienating more single mothers each time she uses this line of crap.

Sell your house. Fire your chef, nannies, gardeners, stylists, hair stylists, makeup artists, bodyguards, ass wipers, etc. AND THEN we can talk about you being a single mother!

nikki said...

GWOP,

KATE IS GOING TO BE CO-HOSTING ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT W/ MARY HART TOMORROW NIGHT, WED.

PLEASE LET EVERYONE KNOW.

(SHAKING HEAD)

Ohio Buckeye said...

NannyDeb said, "I think Kate is, at heart, a bit of an introvert, and she's created this malestrom of a life which forces her to cope with SO MANY people, whether it's 8 kids, 2 dozen fellow dancers, however many papparazzi, a dozen or so crazed superfans, and so on and so forth"

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I think you've hit on a very good point! I do not think K8 is capable of any genuine emotional intimacy of any depth with anyone.

Surrounding self with lots of people and just the WHITE NOISE of self-created drama can be an effective way to not have to face, muchless deal with, your own emotional shallowness.

Canadian Mom said...

emschick1128 said...
She has so clue at all what a real divorced or single mother has to do make it work. Most "single" mothers don't live in a million dollar home with 3 nannies to care for their children, a chef, a 60k SUV and all this spare time for shopping, tanning etc,. All she does is bitch constantly about the "difficult struggle" with 8 count em 8 children. Maybe it would be difficult of she DID actually care for them but she doesn't. How anyone can support this awful womans actions is totally beyond me and feed in to her poor me act. I hope her new book tanks and I can't wait to see her face when she gets voted off of DWTS.
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Well said! I agree...

Can't See Sheep said...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/13/kate-gosselin-hollywood/

This would not surprise me. kate seems to be under the impression that she's a pretty big fish, when that couldn't be further from the truth. The only reason she is where she is is because of TLC. She'll get a very rude awakening once she's out in Hollywood, all she'll be doing is dragging those kids to ruin. Hopefully jon will have a say & put a stop to the kids moving. kate can go if she likes, but I think it best if the kids stay. They've been through so much, a big move like that just isn't good for them right now. They need stability. You would think that TLC would not want kate to move out there because of the child labour laws, it should make it a lot harder to film the children.

No one will hire kate as she won't convincingly be able to play anyone but herself & we all see how badly she did that. She'll be recognized as kate Gosselin no matter what & even in Hollywood there's only so much Diva many producers & directors are willing to put up with. They aren't going to be willing to do that with someone who has ZERO talent. If they can use her for something they will, then they'll toss her aside.

Although complaining about money & then looking at houses in the Hollywood hills just does not work. Looking for a house with a recording studio is frightening, don't tell me she thinks she can sing too. Yes, I saw the episode where they said Jon couldn't sing but kate had a good voice, I didn't agree then & I still don't, sorry, her voice sucks. Tom cats yowling in the city at night are more lyrical.

And then she thinks she'll fill Jennifer's Anniston's shoes. Well, I'm not an Anniston fan, but she didn't get to where she is by being talentless. How exaclty kate thinks she could be "America's new girl next door" baffles me. If I lived next door to kate that would only encourage me to move. There is nothing "next door" about kate Gosselin unless you're watching a B horror flick & everybody's frightened by the delusional chick next door, or down the road or the hag on the hill. That's about as far as that goes for me.

Canadian Mom said...

Okay, so Kate is doing ET AND Joy's show...and this is only what we KNOW so far...

I think Jon couldn't have chosen a better time to accuse her of being "addicted to the spotlight"...

Could her house of cards (lies)FINALLY come crashing down??

*(And all my BEST WISHES to Jodi and Kevin with their lawsuit on Wednesday!!)

Canadian Mom said...

Now that TLC has ripped A&E's shows off with their "Addicted" vs "Intervention" and their "Hoarding:Buried Alive" vs "Hoarders", does anyone think TLC did this in part because they KNOW those sweet kids are going to have future problems and so want to keep them in the 'family'?

Are they going to have their version of A&E's "Runaways" too??


'Cause you know those kids will RUN faster than Forrest Gump in a few short years....

Can't See Sheep said...

Melissa said...
Apparently, Kart is going to be on Entertainment Tonight co-hosting with Mary Hart tomorrow evening (Wednesday).
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Whoever said that what is going on with kate & TLC is reminiscent as to how the studios in Hollywood in the 20', 30's & 40's created & handled their stars, I do believe you are right. All this nonsense has been reminding me of the very same thing, with one difference, the people that were selected & made into stars where talented. kate's only talent is polarizing, that's it & it will only last so long. She's a one trick pony & people are really getting tired of seeing that one trick over & over.

The single mom crap however is really, really annoying me, I truly wish she'd shut up about it. I know a lot of single mom's that really work their tails off & hearing kate compare herself to single mom's is such a slap in the face. They could do so much with the money kate seems to think is just not enough. Most single moms love spending every ounce of time they can with their kids, unlike kate who only seems to be interested in loving hers from afar.

I really hope her book is eclipsed by the Oprah book & tanks.

@Ohio Buckeye, great to see you back, hope you had an excellent trip!

Sam said...

Anyone interested in writing the Rep. Thomas Murt in PA who is working on child labor laws can contact him at: tmurt@pahousegop.com

We did not watch at our household yesterday but I phoned in our 22 votes to Pam. She really needs it in light of what she owes California in back taxes. Besides, I thought her dance was great when I saw it on youtube today.

And to the ladies who comment over at Amazon Book section, KUDOS to all of you. This is about the kids, the adults can keep digging that hole to hell. Kart already got tagged 6-6-6 last night I heard.

Kia Ora said...

Nikki. Two voices I can't stand, with Hart's high shrill of fake excitement and Gosselins mono-wow, alas is me. Should be some classic interview.

JennN said...

Can someone please post how Kate reacted to Joan Rivers on the View? I missed it.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Thanks so much, Sheep!!! I had a GREAT time! With one of my sons. Made me ponder yet again the REAL tragedy that is J&KG: while K8G whines incessantly as if HER life is harder than anyone else's on this planet has ever been, she is trading her fleeting time with her growing children for attention and 'fame'.

I SO agree with you that the entire Gosselin brand is nothing more than the whole "STAR!" branding of the 40's and 50's. In short, unadulterated B.S.

Except, as you point out, most of the created 'brands' back then actually had at least a modicum of talent. J&KG? They've got nothing. NOTHING.

Thanks for the welcome, Sheep. Yours are some of the comments I most miss whenever I take a sabbatical from GWoP.

I actually could not possibly care less about the Gosselin parents. What I enjoy is reading the clever and insightful comments on GWoP.

ChurchMouse said...

I have a rather delicate question:

When the children were being toilet trained, did the cameras actually show the actual BMs in the potty?

Because if so, those parents ouight to be locked up.

Potty training is so very personal for kids and I'm sure they are going to feel humiliated when they see these shows growing up.

Not that there mother cares, though.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Can'tSeeSheep: Oh, and ANOTHER excellent point you make is how very tiring and tedious K8G's shameless EXPLOITATION of being a single mom. You are so right: it is a monumental slap in the face that K8G claims she represents the plight of single moms everywhere. The woman has NO IDEA what so many single moms endure, most especially LOSS of standard of living for themselves and their kids, often far below the relative comfort level of J&KG even PRIOR to their striking it rich in the world of 'reality' tv.

For K8G to place as a top priority living in that acred mansion, CHOOSING to spend so very much time away from the kids she CLAIMS to desperately love and miss, all the while whining about how hard her life is and how bravely she struggles, is as bogus as her store bought tatas.

chesterctymom said...

Gee, I thought Kart said on the Tonight Show that Playboy sent her a letter asking her to be in the magazine...and that she threw it out. Hugh Hefner seems to be telling a different story. I guess he didn't clear his story with TLC...

DWTS Rigged???? said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Melissa said...
Apparently, Kart is going to be on Entertainment Tonight co-hosting with Mary Hart tomorrow evening (Wednesday).
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

I just looked at the listing for ET tomorrow night and it says, "The next DWTS Castoffs".

Was this really planned? Is SHE the next DWTS castoff and they knew ahead of time?

Teryn said...

Kate is on Entertainment Tonight ...tonight ( Tuesday )...in the studio.

She's friggin' everywhere!!!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

mommyinca said...

Churchmouse~ They blurred or blacked out the actual waste but they did film Kate taking a picture of their first "poop on the potty".

Cry Me a River said...

Churchmouse..

Kate wanted them to show it but Jan insisted on putting up a little splash tag over it that said "poop." But then Kate took a picture of it w/ her camera and yeah it was clearly visible. As germy germy as she pretends to be I was quite surprised by that. She is at least halfway crazy, I think.

Ohio Buckeye said...

".. Two voices I can't stand, with Hart's high shrill of fake excitement and Gosselins mono-wow, alas is me. Should be some classic interview."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Mind if I add one to your list? How about K8G's little girl voice when she's feigning vulnerability and going for the sympathy vote? This one is usually accompanied by the requisite phony dabbing of the eyes to catch those non-existent tears.

Blech.

emschick1128 said...

I don't think it will happen tonight especially after her "spectacular" performance but let's hope Kate gets voted off tonight. Her expression is going to be priceless!!

readerlady said...

I just read about Khate wanting to buy a house in Hollywood Hills, and demands that it must have a recording studio and had a horrible thought. Mady sings (quite well), plays the violin and is a bit of a ham. Is Khate going to try to turn her into the next Shirley Temple? OMG! Now I'm scaring myself. Will it never end? And if she's in Hollywood through at least Wednesday evening, is Jon with the kids right now, or has he been denied access to them again? If so - that's just more ammunition for his attorney.

emschick1128 said...

NOOO!!! She made it through again!! Get ready for another week of whining what a hard life she has

Can't See Sheep said...

Aw shucks Ohio Buckeye, now I'm blushing. Thanks. Good to see you so happy. You're missed when you're not posting. I'm pretty much in the same vein you are, the Gosselins for me have become more about coming to GWOP, reading the comments & smiling from ear to ear at the wit & the insight. Much the same way as people rush to read their favourite column in the daily news.

Yes, that little girl voice of kate's drives me up the wall, it's so phony & just plain bizarre. Makes me wonder how far off her Britteny meltdown is. The fake tears are another sore spot with me, I mean we can all see their are no real tears, what is wrong with her, does she think they're shooting her through an inch of vaseline or something & we can't tell. I'm so sick of this idiot treating the viewing public like we're complete & utter morons, just not smart enough to catch onto her oh so clever game. She's the moron!!!! People have been onto her for years!!

If I was kate's parent I'd have taken an extended trip to another country ages ago, I'm sorry, but if kate was my daughter I would be ashamed, deeply, deeply ashamed. I'd just be so embarrassed that my daughter was behaving this way. Mind you I'd also call her & tell her to knock off the single mother talk. Okay, I'd tell her so much more, but I'd start there.

I'd also be worried sick about my grandkids & this huge betrayel by their mom with the latest book. You can't continuously betray people like this, even relatives will only put up with is so many times, everyone has their limit & I have a feeling that kate will exceed that limit long before the kids are adults. That is one of the worst feelings in the world, being so horribly betrayed by someone that is supposed to love & care about you like a parent or even grandparent is supposed to. That is hell & kate has all to happily tossed her kids in at the deep end.

@readerlady, OMG! I didn't even think of that. That's what a lot of those terrible stage mothers were back then, frustrated women who never managed to realize their own dreams of being a star, so they put their daughters up in front of a movie camera. That could be exactly what kate is doing moving to Hollywood. Whether or not kate makes it, I have no doubt that she'll be pushing one of the girls at least to be a star, dragging her from agent to agent, movie try out to try out & so on. Now I'm scared!

my9cats said...

chesterctymom: I never heard the Playboy story. Where did you read that? I remember her on the View when they were all talking about Playboy but Kate never said she got a letter.

JJ in WA said...

I was just reading the transcript from The Today Show and she ALWAYS repeats the same 2-3 points-"I have to do this to support my eight children and I am in the kitchen baking and cooking".

If I was defending myself as a good mother I would cite examples-I spent all day with my daughter at her volleyball tournament, I spent two hours helping my son with homework, I volunteered at their school all day today, we all went to the park, I drove my daughter and her friends to a movie this weekend, ect., ect., ect.,!!!

There are so many things she could say in her defense but she doesn't do any of those things-the kids go to school and then go home. She complains about missing the filmed trips but there are so many everyday social activities they are missing out on.

I only have 4 children (not eight, count them eight) and they all have such different personalities and likes. As a true single, widowed mom I struggle to keep everyone's schedules straight but sometimes it means spending a lot of time in the car going back and forth. A real mom sacrifices her time and just does it-instead of complaining about how hard it is!

dustilies said...

ReaderLady said . . .

I just read about Khate wanting to buy a house in Hollywood Hills, and demands that it must have a recording studio and had a horrible thought. Mady sings (quite well), plays the violin and is a bit of a ham. Is Khate going to try to turn her into the next Shirley Temple? OMG! Now I'm scaring myself.
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I'm scared too. What if her plans include ALL the kids in some singing-dancing group--some unholy hybrid of the Von Tropps and the Osmonds? With her taking her playbook from Papa Jackson?

@Buckeye and Can't See Sheep: I agree about the real pleasure of this sight. I came for the snark, but stayed for the wisdom. A lot of which comes from you two.

@Rural Mom--are you out there? I was on ROL today and saw the sheeple bleating and nipping at you. We love you here, though, so stay out of that barnyard!

Midnight Serenade said...

"Gee, I thought Kart said on the Tonight Show that Playboy sent her a letter asking her to be in the magazine...and that she threw it out."

Did Kate come out and admit this? I thought that sometime back in early fall (September?) a "source" reported in one of the tabloids that she supposedly was offered $400,000 to pose but she threw the letter away. "Sources" don't hold much credibility with me. I don't remember reading if Kate actually confirmed it. Did she?

chesterctymom said...

my9cats said...

chesterctymom: I never heard the Playboy story. Where did you read that? I remember her on the View when they were all talking about Playboy but Kate never said she got a letter.

This is her on Leno, her answer to question 6 is about being asked to pose for Playboy. I'll find where she talks about the letter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd035NumGC8

Susan said...

Apologies if this has already been posted but the timing is interesting, is it not?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100413/ap_en_ot/us_tv_jon___kate_investigation

Canadian Mom said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Aw shucks Ohio Buckeye, now I'm blushing. Thanks. Good to see you so happy. You're missed when you're not posting. I'm pretty much in the same vein you are, the Gosselins for me have become more about coming to GWOP, reading the comments & smiling from ear to ear at the wit & the insight. Much the same way as people rush to read their favourite column in the daily news.

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And a hearty 'hear hear!' from me...

I, too, check in here daily...

Thanx mods...

Canadian Mom said...

dustilies said...
@Rural Mom--are you out there? I was on ROL today and saw the sheeple bleating and nipping at you. We love you here, though, so stay out of that barnyard!

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It's comments like this that make it hurt to laugh!

Maybe one should wear hip-waders to get thru all the bullcrap...?

set the 8 gosselins free said...

Well, I must compliment Kate. No denying that she deserves it...if we are honest, we all must finally and once and for all admit that ....Kate has a fantastic publicist. The best.

GoPoshGo said...

my9cats said...
@chesterctymom: I never heard the Playboy story. Where did you read that? I remember her on the View when they were all talking about Playboy but Kate never said she got a letter.

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I can't remember which interview/show it was on, but I also remember Kate claiming that she was "apparently" asked to pose, but that she "threw out the letter." Wish I could remember the source, because I distinctly remember laughing out loud at the
"letter" part of her story.

BAHWAHHAHAHAHAHA. As if Hugh Hefner sends out letters soliciting centerfold models. Yeah, just like Publisher's Clearing House solicits potential gamblers. I imagine the banner on the envelope read:

"To: Kate Gosselin, or Current Resident: You MIGHT be the next Playboy Centerfold!!!"

PULEEEEEEZE. Hugh was quoted just this week completely dismissing the idea of Kate as a possible playmate. His assessment: "She's not a celebrity." Ah, finally a voice of reason among the throngs of kool-aid guzzlers and soulless money-grubbing whores.

It's all just Kate's "handlers" stirring up the muck in the Gosselin PR cesspool. My god, Kate and the Gosselins are the perfect case-study in how NOTHING in the media is really real. It's all about spin, ratings, cross-media incest, and a soulless industry that will sell out anyone (including eight innocent children) in the name of the almighty dollar.

On a separate note, just watched Chelsea Lately, where she and the panel discussed Kate's new show, Twisted Kate. Chelsea's assessment: "How about Kate go home and walk a mile in her OWN shoes, and be a mom to those kids."

In an uphill battle against the madness, thank goodness for Chelsea and Hugh who are not afraid to call Kate out for what she really is -- or, in this case, for what she ISN'T.

Tami said...

It was interesting how on the View this time even Barbara slammed Kate (mentioned she complains about all the kids she CHOSE to have, although it was under her breath), and Whoopi did th is time too. She was just over it all. I believe Joy shut her mouth. Joan was going off, of course, and the idiot Sherri was her usual sheeple self. It is such a different story when she comes on though. I hate how two faced those women are! Joy has complained about her but would never say anything in her presence when Whoopi at least speakes up somewhat.

Gerty said...
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Gerty said...

Wow, just wow. In Kate's new book she says she has learned to talk to her kids on the phone and love them from afar because she truly enjoys campaigns, books, shows and media. What happened to "I do it all for my children?" I wonder how her children feel about being loved from afar. I wish John had a snowball's chance in hell of getting those kids. That is, if he honestly plans to be a hands on dad and isn't just trying to get them so Kate will have to pay him child support.

Gerty said...

On Joy Behar's blog "Do you have a question for Kate Gosselin?"

Scroll down a ways.

http://joybehar.blogs.cnn.com/

IDModo said...

Can't See Sheep Said "If Kate were my daughter I'd be so embarrassed...I'd be worried sick about my grandkids.." So would I, Sheep, and I can't help wondering why the Kreider grandparents aren't standing up for those kids and trying to do something about this travesty.If my estranged daughter was keeping me from my grandchildren I would be actively pursuing some way to have access to them.I would be showing up at their home and making a concerted effort to see them.I would be speaking to a lawyer about legal means to do so.And certainly at the first whiff of abuse I would be taking steps to stop it.
I just don't get it.They are not powerless people in their community.They have allies in Jodi and Kevin. What's wrong?

The Big W said...

readerlady said...
I just read about Khate wanting to buy a house in Hollywood Hills
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I don't know PA laws, but in Illinois, a divorced parent CANNOT move the kids out of the area without the other parent's consent.
I know this because I've lived through it.

Any PA residents out there who know how it works in your state?

ChurchMouse said...

Just wondering--is there possibly something in her contract that requires her to have the kids play in the front of the house?

Because for someone who craves privacy, she seems to almost regularly "schedule" play time in front of the house, for photo ops.

Thank your Mom, kids.

MomIAm said...

Regarding the comments about The View. Joy wasn't on the show yesterday that's why one of the previous posters couldn't remember what she said. Sherry tried to change the subject when Joan Rivers was making her jokes about Kate. A few minutes later, Whoopie said she happened to catch DWTS and that Kate should stop the whining.

What I don't understand is what's wrong with Jon having primary custody if Kate is away most of the time? He might not need any help since the kids are older, though a helper would be nice so he doesn't have to take all the kids every place e.g. doctor's office visits.

Michelle said...

Hearing today in PA regarding the child labor laws. Jodi and Kevin are set to testify:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/television/041410-gosselins-focus-of-child-labor-hearing

-Michelle

Can't See Sheep said...

Gerty said...

Wow, just wow. In Kate's new book she says she has learned to talk to her kids on the phone and love them from afar because she truly enjoys campaigns, books, shows and media. What happened to "I do it all for my children?"
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I really hope Jon's lawyer is able to use this book in court. It should convince a judge that the kids need to be with someone other than kate. Children really do need their privacy & don't need their mother broadcasting evey little thing they do. She went on & on about recording all their firsts, like the first poop in the potty. This creeps me out. Is she going to record them losing their virginity & put that out for the world to see, because strangely I half expect the psycho to do it. Yep, I know it sounds far fetched, but then a few years back taking photos of people's poop for anything other than some weird gag or medical documentation would have sounded pretty far fetched to me.

I do know it wouldn't surprise me one bit. I fully believe she'll tell the world the moment the girls get their periods. Those kids will never know privacy as long as their mother has a say in the matter. kate does not seem to possess a filter between her brain & her mouth.

So any ideas on what kate's "brand" will be if Jon gets the kids??? Hmmm??? She won't be able to tell the world she's a single mom dealing with a deadbeat dad anymore. Of course we will hear endlessly that she has to pay way too much child support & that's it's not fair! She'll be known as the woman that eclipsed Joan Crawford in the mommy dearest department, if not soon then most certainly after Mady's book comes out or Kitty Kelley's if we were able to be so fortunate.

TLC & kate will have to come up with a new brand for her. They should just be blunt & give her a show called Famewhores, that'll be about kate & the other famewhores she meets in Hollywood, like Jake & Vienna.

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