Tues, April 6, Second Elimination Round

Who will it be? How long will Kate last?

(Please remember this thread is about the second elimination show not next week's show, last night's show, or other things.)

185 comments:

KatesDancingHooves said...

I think she may just go tonight. Everything is falling into place for Kate to get spared any more dancing: She comes out & says "I miss my kids", then Jon decides to take her to court, so she will get voted off tonight---all planned by producers & TLC/Kate. Besides, her book tour begins soon. If she is "safe" tonight, Im no longer watching this fiasco of a fake show.

Kate's an idiot said...

My guess is that Kart the Fart will be safe this week as predicted and will behave like she somehow made it because she deserved to. She wants to "win", period, no matter how or why. An apprpriate reaction to last week's undeserved escape from elimination should have included surprise and gratitude as well as consolation for the gracious Shannen. But nooooo, she behaved like she won the lottery or an Olympic gold medal. Such an idiot. Oh well, Kate is creating more haters one viewer at a time. Poor Tony is probably praying to be set free.

lukebandit said...

if kate does not go tonight, she will for sure next week, because her book tour starts. she is the one who has timed this perfectly to end DWTS and start the book tour, traveling with Gina's husband, carrying her purchases from the Malls in big cities, staying in 5 star hotels, tanning beds,spas and signing books for fans.
all because she does not want to take care of her precious children.
Go Team Jon!
sound like this new lawyer may have some backbone. too bad jon didn't have him instead of Heller.

I dont get it said...

It won't be tonight...Tom Bergeron just tweeted that it's another surprise bottom 2 this week. Rats! Next week's dances are the rumba and the tango - I swear, if I see her attempt the tango I'll have to bleach my eyeballs.

Bubbles said...

I predict that she will not even be in the bottom 2.

Cry Me a River said...

No she is begging for votes because she has not learned the lesson that she wanted to learn yet. Didn't quite say what that lesson was though. If Pamela gets booted I am going to be upset. No way Khate is going home. People haven't had a trainwreck like this to watch in like forever.

As an aside it just occurred to me that DWTS hired her an acting coach to play herself. Pathetic.

ZerepSez said...

If she looks as funny tonight as she does in these pics, the outcome won't matter.

These pics are priceless...

zerepsez.blogspot.com

MayDay said...

She can not even admit when she needs to improve. She probably wasn't allowed!! She says she is proud of herself "her internal scores" say thumbs up!! Everyone else admitted to faults and improvements needed.

KHATE said...

SAFE SO FAR:
Aiden
Erin
Niecy
Nichole

Calgary7 said...

Kate in bottom 4 with Buzz, Pamela and the bachelor Jake?

Ohio Buckeye said...

Uh oh.... according to a friend, Niecey just identified herself as the MOM of the cast?

Wow, that's a bold move, encroaching on K8G's Sacred Mother role.

Hope Niecey has a bodyguard. No one is allowed to upstage K8G's MOTHERHOOD act. Watch your back, Niecey!

Calgary7 said...

Kate safe

Bottom 2 are Jake and Buzz

KHATE said...

Len was asked what he said of the bottom two, and he said he was disappointed!
It's obvious that Len wants KHATE off!!!!!!!!
Good Gosh, WHO is voting for her?
We need to step it up next week, although I voted for ALL of the other contestants!

JoyinVirginia said...

Somebody has been reading - oh, just about anything online discussing DWTS, and sent a memo to improve K8's look. K8's road-kill flower is gone from the hair, the overdone eyemakeup is gone, and someone make her hair look decent. Can't do much about the dress, but as long as the camera is on her from the waist up you cannot tell how the bottom and top halves of the dress clash.

Niecy is safe! Pam is safe! Chad is safe! Evan is safe! Woo Hoo!
Kate gets to stand on the stage until the bitter end. No jumping up and down tonight!
Buzz is going home. We love you Buzz, but my votes went to make sure that Pam and Niecy stayed safe. My family thinks I am crazy, but I have been calling friends who do NOT watch DWTS and just asking them to vote for Niecy starting at 8 PM on Monday nights. Does it really help? Can't hurt! And even people who don't watch know that K8 is an embarassment and know how awful she was to Jon.

The judges will have to start giving K8 the scores she truly earns next week. I do not believe she is practicing at all, except for a few minutes for the camera.
Gotta go watch LOST!

Cry Me a River said...

I am so glad that Pamela made it through! I guess Kate and Tony will get to walk through the Rumba and the Tango next week. That is just crazy. The judges are going to score differently next week. They get double votes but they have been padding Kate's votes and they need to stop that. Maybe they are just trying to make sure she goes on the tour (if they have one) to drum up more interest as people will certainly flock to see the Kate kill ballroom dancing. I could swear she looked at Tony, like I told you so.

yunkat said...

Kate dances SO badly, she should not even be on that show. She is making a complete ASS of herself but she has proven over the years that she is very good at making an ass of herself.

Peas & carrots said...

She stayed, dang it. Buzz got the boot.

NT said...

I think everyone is right about her leaving next week. I also think that it was agreed upon when she came on the show that she would stay untill then. That's why she isn't even trying and she's so bad. She knows she can't be sent home yet. The pieces all fall together. So,what's her next dance?

Not Watching DWTS said...

Nope Kart will be sticking around... the news stories are all about how DWTS beat Idol due to the Gosselin Effect.

They will keep milking the cash Kow Khate as long as they can.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Look on the bright side --
We'll laugh through our tears yet again next week.
And perhaps this will lower Jon's child support payment.

GoPoshGo said...

Geez, those results actually have me at a loss for words, so I'll just borrow a quote from the queen herself:

"Was I surprised? No. Was I shocked? Yes."

Funny, but that jibberish actually makes sense tonight.

Ontario Mama said...

Did anyone notice how Kate had her elbow in Pam's face while saluting. She kept it there even when the others had stopped. She is so hateful in anything she does.

GoPoshGo said...

KHATE said...
"Good Gosh, WHO is voting for her?"

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Most likely the producers of the show -- who are enjoying the sky-high ratings and subsequent $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the Gosselin trainwreck is hauling in.

Merri said...

I really don't think it's fans voting to keep Kate in. I really think it's ABC hanging onto her for ratings! Facebook has a half million DWTS fans and the comments there are 99% against Kate! People are furious she's still there.

I know of no one ( personally ) who will admit to voting for her. My family, friends, co-workers, students....all of them who watch the show are anti-Kate and want her gone. Either it's ABC hanging onto her, TLC throwing money at mass voting strategies/manipulation, or this world really has gone mad and believe the Anti-Kate is the Messiah.

God help us all. If she wins she will be all over the fricken place.

c said...

...so now the kid$ will make their appearance as planned...

Disgusted in Michigan said...

So this just proves what we've known all along, that the show is FIXED.

I wonder if she goes next week now that Jon's made his play for the kids. I can just hear her whine: "due to Jon's actions, I am forced to leave to protect MY children".

She makes me sick. And so does DWTS.

KatesDancingHooves said...

Ok, I had to eat my words..Kate stays! The only thing we can do now is not watch DWTS anymore...all in favor say *I*

Boycott the show!

Momof2 said...

Thanks guys, I'm on the West Coast here...now I can watch something else tonight :)

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Well, now we KNOW the voting is totally rigged for ratings. I predict we're seeing the death throes of this worn-out "reality" show...Good riddance!!!

Susan said...

c said...

...so now the kid$ will make their appearance as planned...

Now you're getting it. They're the ace-in-the-hole to be planted in that front row if it really starts to look like Kate's going to tank - in the voting, as opposed to in the dancing.

I think she's going to win. I think that's the contract and I think it'll happen.......and, boy oh boy, am I ever looking forward to being proven wrong.

BMWoP said...

Ontario Mama said...
Did anyone notice how Kate had her elbow in Pam's face while saluting. She kept it there even when the others had stopped. She is so hateful in anything she does.

4/06/2010 6:19 PM


YES! I saw that, and the idiot doesn't even know how to salute. She was holding her hand like she was shielding the sun from her eyes.

She is soooo socially awkward. You can take the girl out of misfit-land, but can't take the misfit out of the girl.

mimi33 said...

the only upside i can see to kate not getting booted off is now i can watch her make an even bigger idiot of herself next week.

we only caught the last 10 minutes of the show, but my husband got a laugh out of kate's lame attempt at a salute as buzz aldrin did his last dance. he happened to look up from his book as the camera focused on her, and it took him a minute to figure out what the hell she was doing....and he's been in the military for 19 years.

Susan said...

Honestly? As a former dancer, I don't think I can watch Kate put in so little effort with such entitlement any more.

Chad, Jake and even poor old Buzz have put a great deal of effort into learning that strange new (to them) language of dance and it shows.

Kate Gosselin? Not her! No way! She truly believes that all she has to do is show up and, sadly, that's exactly what's going on.

Seriously? said...

I honestly don't think the voting has anything to do with who stays or who goes. Nor do the judge's scores (although I would love to see some 2s and 3s next week). The voting by fans/public is as "real" as the "realest reality show on TV" was. In other words, NOT at all. We've been had folks...
Now we can just hunker down and wait for her 'contract' with ABC to be finished and wait for her to show up on the morning shows, etc. to promote the book she never wrote.
As for Jon...not perfect...no one could say that. But I have always judged his parenting ability by the smiles and love his kids show him - something they simply do not do with their mother. They laugh, they hug him and kiss him, and more importantly - he returns that love to them. They always look happy when they're with their dad. They never look happy with Katezilla.

MomaBird_cf said...

Why, oh why, did they have to have Reba on tonight? I could hear the gears in the Little Missie's head grinding. "I know I can't dance but I can sing and it won't be too much work and I'll nail it. I can sing just like her. And if they let me keep this god-awful dress I can do a rousing rendition of "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain" and instead of driving 6 white horses I can push a shopping cart." "I'll contact TLC in the morning and they can make Simon put me on his new show." "And besides Nashville is closerish in case I have to kick that low-life off Mine-all-Mine."

Jen K said...

Yeah, I highly doubt after what happened today that Jon will allow those kids to be on the show, in a taped appearance or in person.

This isn't a TLC thing where he has to bend over and take whatever they dish out. He has a say, and I hope he uses it.

WPA said...

Len seemed disappointed that Buzz left instead of Kate. Kate was in the bottom 3 again, The bachelor guy danced better than Kate but he and Buzz were the bottom two.

News today -Jon Gosselin is suing Kate for full custody since Kate has 3 nannies while she is on DWTS. He also can't afford $30,000 per month child support since Kate is making all this money on ABC and TLC.

Why did she get another book deal? Will she ask her fans to still pay for her autograph this time?

LisaNH said...

Well I am more convinced than ever that DWTS has very little to do with votes. It's really quite pathetic that they would keep this completely untalented, horrible shrew on the show and get rid of a national hero. Well, it only proves where Hollywood's priorities are.

I hope the producers or TLC or whoever is running this PR gambit on Kart choke on their over priced champagne. Money talks and national heroes walk. Real nice values ABC, TCL and DWTS.

wpa said...

Tony is probably saying/tweeting nice things about Kate so he can extend his on-air dancing gig. I bet that the dancers get monetarily rewarded each week they stay on.

When they are eliminated, they get to do those special dances with a professional dance partner. What a joy that must be.

HW said...

GoPoshGo said...
GoPoshGo said...
Geez, those results actually have me at a loss for words, so I'll just borrow a quote from the queen herself:

"Was I surprised? No. Was I shocked? Yes."

Funny, but that jibberish actually makes sense tonight.
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I'm glad to see Kate continues her practice of self interviewing.

With any luck, she'll be the only one asking her any questions very soon.

Would that make me happy? Yes. Yes it would.

JoyinVirginia said...

I figured this out and posted on another blog. How the scores are determined is a percentage: Each couples judge's score is divided by Total number of judges scores given. So last night the total of the judge's score was 203. Buzz & Ashly got 13, divided by 203 is 6.4%
K8 & Tony got 15 = 7.38%
Aiden & Edyta and Chad & Cheryl both got 20 = 9.85%
Niecy & Louis, Pam & Damian, and Jake & Chelsie each got 21 = 10.34%
Erin & Maks and Nicole & Derek each got 23 = 11.33%
Evan & Anna got 26 = 12.8%

Similar thing with viewer votes - phone, online, and text. Say there are one million votes. The percentage of the viewer votes are added to the percentage of judges votes to figure rankings and who goes home. You can see where a more active voting bloc will push the percentages one way or another. Just gotta do the math.

Remember Cloris Leachman on DWTS? She was very entertaining and a Vote for the Worse pick. I am a proud worster, and yes I voted for Clorky! (Cloris and Corky Ballas, the pro with her). Cloris outlasted several better dancers, because she was entertaining and made an average viewer want to vote for her, to see what she would do next! Also, VFTW was a seriously dedicated voting block for her, and Worsters know how to vote online! The judges had to give her a really low score in order to get rid of her.

So is the vote fixed? I really don't think so, but I DO think that TLC is employing their own voting block using interns voting online with different emails, using every line from the business, things like that.

Remember Elliott Yamin coming in third on AI over Chris Daughtry? The Yaminions voted as a block, with an organized online campaign. Yeah, I voted for him too! We employed strategies like asking friends who did not watch AI to please call and vote if we just gave them the number. I personally had 5 friends in other states who helped out by voting. I got three non-DWTS friends to vote for Niecy yesterday! My goal for next week is to find another 3 non-viewers who I can convince to vote for Niecy! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WATCH TO VOTE FOR NIECY 1-800-868-3405.
or vote for PAM and that DREAMY Damian! 1-800-868-3411.

Can you tell I really, really enjoy DWTS? I am actually enjoying it a lot this season, lots of promising dancers and the tragi-comedy of Tony slowly losing his mind.
FREE TONY!

Kate No Talent said...

If the kids are dragged out to CA and shoved into the audience (and I still don't think they would be able to behave), it's not an attempt to garner votes to keep Kate on. It's a deal with TLC to get the kids' faces back on tv before the new Kate show premieres in the Summer/Fall/whenever.

Run Tony Run said...

Unbelievable!!! I'm sure she's counting the dollar signs from her book that comes out in a week or two as well. I couldn't believe it when Sherry from The View was telling all of her friends that she's telling them to vote for Kate. Are you freakin' kidding!!! And she's Niecey's best friend!!! They should be supporting her. And the stupid guy on The Insider told Lisa Bloom to cut kate some slack when she said she thought Kate would go home. Hmm--let me think. Nope. I'll cut her slack when I think she's being a good parent or even if she could dance even a little bit. But she can't even dance passably. It's horrific!!! At least Buzz smiled and enjoyed himself. Me thinks it will be a very, very, very long wait. The knot in my stomach tells me her book is going to be a bestseller, too.

mix em up said...

Amazing how accommodating DWTS producers have been to Kate and her children but yet they always, always have Kate dance next to last past the kids' bedtime. Of course, we know why. Do the producers realize not all of it is about Kate? Does Kate?

SarahB said...

My fellow Americans, this show is fixed so as to ensure high ratings.

Apparently you dont actually have to dance to be winning in this competition.

ABC just proved they have no integrity.

Kate will leave next week, in time to launch her book.

KelleyBeason said...

Kate will be eliminated just prior to her book release of April 13, 2010. In her farewell, Tom will be sure to mention the book many times. Immediately after she will be on every show possible to promote it. I know for a fact she is booked on Regis next week.

she stayed! said...

KatesDancingHooves said...

I think she may just go tonight. Everything is falling into place for Kate to get spared any more dancing: She comes out & says "I miss my kids", then Jon decides to take her to court, so she will get voted off tonight---all planned by producers & TLC/Kate. Besides, her book tour begins soon. If she is "safe" tonight, Im no longer watching this fiasco of a fake show.

4/06/2010 3:34 PM

yeah...no, didn't happen...she's staying

Midnight Serenade said...

"News today -Jon Gosselin is suing Kate for full custody since Kate has 3 nannies while she is on DWTS. He also can't afford $30,000 per month child support since Kate is making all this money on ABC and TLC."

Isn't it amazing how his child support payments have increased, depending on the source reporting it? When the divorce was finalized, it was reported he was paying ten grand. One recent online article has it at $20,000, another at $22,000...and here is it at $30,000. I wonder how long it will be until it's $50,000 a month?

MOM said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

Uh oh.... according to a friend, Niecey just identified herself as the MOM of the cast?

Wow, that's a bold move, encroaching on K8G's Sacred Mother role.

Hope Niecey has a bodyguard. No one is allowed to upstage K8G's MOTHERHOOD act. Watch your back, Niecey!

4/06/2010 5:54 PM

She meant she was the mom to the cast members.

kitnkaboodle said...

So what is this DWTS show anyway? Where crappy "dancers" DON'T get voted off?? What the heck?!?
SO: If Khate, of all people, doesn't go, then who does? Was it Buzz Aldrin? OK, he was pretty bad, but come next week, if KHate doesn't go, then we will know ferSURE that this DWTS thing is rigged to the hilt.
I mean, come on!
Oh, for the good old days/season of Mario and Emmit. Now THEY could DANCE! I thoroughly enjoyed watching them.

mia8 said...

I have been a DWTS fan since the show first started, but I find myself having to boycott the show until Khate is gone. I can no longer take looking at her! It is obvious that the show is fixed. As a dancer, I abhor the way she approaches rehearsals. I know she is not a performer but anyone should know that there is always more to learn. Her attitude is all about taking zero responsibility for herself. She has some nerve to blame Tony's teaching. But of course we all know that she is so greedy and self-centered that she cannot see clearly. She is a piece of work!

Jen K said...

So if Jon is paying $20,000 a month and they have joint custody, is it assumed then that their joint household and child expenses are $40,000 a MONTH?

It would seem Kate gets to decide pretty much how that $40,000 is being spent then if a check is being written out to her. So ask for an accounting, Jon. Get her to have to disclose in court how much she spends and how much has gone to REAL family expenses.

Let's say $9000 a month goes toward the house and bills associated with it (taxes, mortgage, insurance, utilities). Ok, that's $4500 each. Food for eight kids: $1000 a month? That's $500 a piece. Medical/dental expenses couldn't be more than $1000 a month if you include insurance, so that's another $500 each. School is probably expensive, maybe $1000 a month each, so that's $4000 a month per parent. What else? So far, I've got each of the parents needing to fork over $10,500 a month, and I probably overestimated the school expense. Does that school cost $12,000 a year per kid?

So where does the Court and Kate get that Jon needs to pay $20G+ a month? Where is that extra 10G going anyway?

No wonder Jon's dad lined up this attorney before he died...I think Papa Gosselin had Kate's number!

IDon'tGetIt said...

So, does anyone have knowledge of why Jon did not call Attorney List in the first place?

Wonder why List did not contact Jon long ago, since Jon's dad had requested it.

StoryLady said...

I can't watch tonight. Kate is really starting to scare me. I'm actually afraid of what she's going to do next.
I guess she's safe this week. I hope someone's standing by with a tranquilizer dart next week, just in case.
Please God, make her go away . . .

readerlady said...

@ Midnight Serenade

After the divorce settlement, the exact amount of Jon's child support payments was never reported, just that it was 5 figures. Many people ASSUMED that it was $10,000. Most of the news reports I've seen today report either $21,000 or $20,000. Either way, that's a huge chunk of change. I still think that Jon may have a trust fund set up by his father that Khate couldn't touch, and that's where his income is coming from. I may be wrong, but it makes more sense than not.

Tami said...

The lesson she wants to learn? How to be human? That will never happen. Guess she'll be on until the show is canceled. I can't believe she actually said she is going to do well from now on and is no longer scared. Right. I believe that like I believe Tony's ridiculous, lying tweets about what a great dancer and mom she is!

vote for the best said...

Sorry, but I feel the people like the one bragging they vote for the worst people on shows and go so far as to get a bunch of friends involved to help out ruin the show for others. Some of us want to see the good performers go through and not make a joke of it all. However I really thought Elliott Yamin was good so I don't know how his name got on VFTW? In any case, people like the ones on the talk shows telling everyone to vote for Kate and others who spend all night voting are just lining the pocket of another undeserving person. In what universe does she deserve to get more money and stay there wrecking the show while good and hard working dancers go home?

Tami said...

I don't see why anyone wants to watch next week to laugh at her making an even bigger fool of herself. That has been done to death. I'd like to go back to watching the show to see good or at least improved dancing. If I want slapstick comedy I'll watch SNL. Kart off the Kart!

Babs said...

Did anyone else take note that when all the couples are lined up for the elimination, Kart is always looking around and behind her, at the other contestants? It reminded me of how a restless child would act in church! Or better yet, looking around at the REAL stars, to take cues!
One more thing...I saw a clip of her walking backstage, saying something about her not being afraid anymore?? What was that about???
Reminded me of the movie Home Alone, where the character Kevin, opens his front door and yells, "Hey, I'm not afraid anymore, I'm NOT AFRAID ANYMORE"!

PS. What idiot salutes like she's been blinded by the sun?? Pathetic!

FedUpWithTrashyKate said...

In protest of Kate lasting another round, I have decided not to watch next week. I can go to youtube to see how my favorites performed, but since I think the votes are rigged (either through actual rigging by ABC, or because they need to tighten up how people can vote), there's no point in watching. I've got the call in numbers for my favorites, and I'll call and place my votes (Evan, Niecy, Pam Anderson).

Kate does not deserve to be on the show and I won't tune in any further this season, no matter if she leaves next week or not.

If enough people tune out next week, maybe ABC will then have her "voted off."

Hannah W. said...

Did anyone else take note that when all the couples are lined up for the elimination, Kart is always looking around and behind her, at the other contestants? It reminded me of how a restless child would act in church! Or better yet, looking around at the REAL stars, to take cues!
One more thing...I saw a clip of her walking backstage, saying something about her not being afraid anymore?? What was that about???
Reminded me of the movie Home Alone, where the character Kevin, opens his front door and yells, "Hey, I'm not afraid anymore, I'm NOT AFRAID ANYMORE"!

PS. What idiot salutes like she's been blinded by the sun?? Pathetic!

4/06/2010 10:25 PM


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I have to actually disagree with you on this. A lot of the contestants ( professionals included ) get really restless during the elimination. As for the saluting, a lot of them were doing that.

I guess I just don't care enough about Kate to change the way I live my life. I have my favorite couple and as long as they stay, I'm happy.

TwoLeftFeet said...

What Kate does on that stage could not remotely be considered "dancing." Poor Tony is stuck with a shrew who most of the time moves like a scared robot. Monday night she looked like Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Google image it. She's a ringer.) Whoever was responsible for that make up and hair clearly hates her, and then she started coming at Tony like something out of the Exorcist. ABC ought to be ashamed. She isn't a star. She has no talent. She should have been gone last week. Buzz is an American hero and clearly enjoyed participating. It's offensive that he's gone while the least deserving contestant ever is still around.

Donna said...

i FINALLY made it through and watched the whole performance tonight! haha yesterday...just seein her go down the stairs while tony was "paparazzi" was ridiculous

I noticed how MEAN she looked when she got criticism fr. the judges. It was SO AWKWARD when it was over...the audince/dancers+competitors "clapping" and just everyone in that room was so awkward. I swear, I saw more anger in Kate's face back during the "jon and kate plus 8" episodes.

As for elimination, I predict you are all right...with the timing of her new book, she'll be out next week. The BEAUTY of that is that America is not that dumb. They'll find the correllation almost immedietly and with her promotional TV spots, tours...she'll turn off more people than she thought

lawdhork said...

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TG said...

I have to say, as a kid growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. Buzz Aldrin was before my time but I really admired him nonetheless.

So why the heck would a guy that dignified, educated and accomplished choose to share a stage with a bunch of has-beens (save for a few contestants who are still relevant or talented)?

Kate Gosselin and the legendary Buzz Aldrin on the same show - unbelievable.

DramaQueenWithAMuzzleTonight said...

Random thoughts...

When she was in her "I'm no quitter mode," and said to the DWTS interviewer that she gave her own self two thumbs up for April 5's performance, I thought, "well, Kate, you're the ONLY one who gives you two thumbs up." Buzz, on the other hand, did himself proud for his age group and was dignified but never arrogant; earned my respect. Will never say the same for Kate Gosselin.

By the way, notice how in the show's montage of how great the dancing cast gets along with each other and backstage, Kate wasn't "interviewed" and the only real reference to her, because I guess they had to come up with SOMETHING, was that Erin texts her. I think they tried to put down gossip about Pam not liking Kate by showing a clip of them talking together but it seems like damage control to me on behalf of the show.

In tonight's elimination round, Kate really didn't have a chance to speak "live" on TV and I'm glad, so that she couldn't bring up anything about her personal life (and today's events as regards Jon). I'm sure it's coming, but at least we got a reprieve for the moment. After all, the DWTS show is about so much more than Kate Gosselin. Wish somebody would tell her.

Poor kids back home. Can't imagine the tension, with Mommy coming home to practice her dancing, fuming about Daddy suing her. I also can't conceive what it's like for a child to see their parents not speaking to one another...or speaking to each other in a way they shouldn't in front of little ones. Let's hope Jon and Kate are sensitive to a child's fragile emotions when they're in their presence. I sure wouldn't want to be the visiting Tony D. getting in the middle of that testy mess at the McMansion!

It's Uncomfortable To Watch said...

Babs said...
Did anyone else take note that when all the couples are lined up for the elimination, Kart is always looking around and behind her, at the other contestants? It reminded me of how a restless child would act in church!
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Yes, I have definitely noticed it. It's distracting and disrespectful; there's a show going on but she just talks away. It calls attention to her, so I wonder if it's deliberate. She is so out of place with the rest of those people. She sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. At least for tonight, they toned down her clown makeup. I've also noticed how in certain segments of the show when the contestants are lined up waiting for this or that or the next cue, they or their professional partners will kind of sway and dance a little in place to the rhythm and beat of the background music onset but Kate just stands there; the music doesn't move her. If she doesn't spontaneously respond to music through her brain or heart or soul, how can she expect to know how to dance? She sure has no natural or free expression bursting out of her that could compensate in exchange. She's really out of her element on DWTS.

jibberjabbers said...

WPA said...

Len seemed disappointed that Buzz left instead of Kate. Kate was in the bottom 3 again, The bachelor guy danced better than Kate but he and Buzz were the bottom two.

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Len has no right to be disappointed. He have Buzz and 4, Kate a 5 and Nicole a 6...

SERIOUSLY? Nicole is only 1 pt above Kate under his scale? WTF.

I don't think anything will come out of Jon and his lawsuit against Kate. This is America after all and the women always gets the kids. Especially since Kate is the "working" mother & wants to keep her kids with her.

A Sad, Social Misfit In Our Midst said...

BMWOP, "She is soooo socially awkward. You can take the girl out of misfit-land, but can't take the misfit out of the girl."
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I couldn't put my finger on it but you nailed it. That's what it is. She is absolutely socially-awkward. It sticks out all over her. I've seen it before on the old reality show, when she would be so ungracious toward people who would come into her home to do freebie things, whereas I'd be pulling out all the stops for how many ways to say "thanks" for such generosity. It's not that she just doesn't know how to get along with people...it's lacking social skills in a very big way. What a handicap for her, because she has and does come across a lot of people from different walks of life when it comes to the book signings or speaking engagements. No wonder there has been more than one person who has shared a bad experience of being snubbed by Kate or treated unkindly. Truly well-bred and mannerly people don't act like her. Kate just alienates people with her lack of social graces.

AnotherLisa said...

Tony Dovolani said "Kate has never taken a dance step in her life!"

Don't cheerleaders do dance/cheer routines???

Wasn't Kate a cheerleader in high school???

She is a grand liar.

Wake up said...

How can the sheeple still adore Kate after seeing glimpses of her hideous nature on dwts?

She is scary, egocentric and untalented.

chesterctymom said...

Lets see, first Kart announces on Leno that she wants to be on DWTS...then she sings Paparazzi...and then Brook 'slips' and talks about how she can't wait to meet the kid$...

Sounds like this was well thought out quite a while ago...

crabbygirl said...

Now everyone officially knows this show is rigged!!! ABC would rather promote TRASH/DRAMA than the original theme of the show. The show was originally supposed to be a "feel good" show that all age groups could watch together. Instead ABC decided to play the "trash" card. THis is an attention getter for ratings. WE ARE BEING PLAYED!! DO NOT GIVE IN!!!Everything Kate touches REEKS of DECEPTION. Go ahead ABC, give this person a platform to condescend and alienate everyone she comes into contact with. This is not entertainment of any sort in my eyes!!!

Barbara in VA said...

I'm with you, Fed Up. I won't watch this show again now that it is so obviously fixed. I will, however, vote for my favorite the next day. Did you see the faces of the judges when she was kept on? They were astonished and even outraged. Well, they have to be back there, but I do not. AND I don't believe "America" phoned in all those votes for the idiot Kate. This is a fix. She is an embarassment. I'm out.

Vanessa said...

I guess the makeup people had a talking to, she actually looked good. AND I'm sure Tony told her not to act like some fan in a football team, screaming like a banshee, if they were not eliminated.

Vanessa said...

yes Babs, I noticed the fidgeting!
At one point, she's smiling ear to ear, looks over at Nicole (who is stone faced serious) and then drops HER smile immediately! I think she was told to take cues from the PROS, and as I posted earlier SHOW SOME DECORUM WHEN THEY TELL YOU YOU'RE STAYING (since you already knew ahead of time Kart)

KHATE said...

I didn't see Kate do a fake faint after being told she was safe, but I heard Tom say something about it.

I am very afraid this show is rigged.

Dorothy said...

here's my take on Kate. She has her following of 'wannabes'. Watching her reaction[s] to Pam I have concluded that she is a "Pam wannabe" . Kate is wearing red, sitting in the stands before her pasa doble doing a mean face as a prelude aping Pam's MM's pout. I have put my support in for Pam. Pam does a great dance, lots of energy And she is liked by the other contestants. Well, Erin not so much. Erin stated that she and Kate twitter each other! Oh,yes the bent arm salute was in front of Pam's face. Not the way to treat a fellow contestant. Pam will not get mad she will get even. Niecy has Kate's number, good for her. BTW an interviewer on ABC asked Kate how she felt about not being invited to the after dance get together. Yah, Kate said that she was too tired taking care of the kids, etc. Next voting, what a joke. My experience: I voted land line and cell, okay. Went to my laptop and got the ABC web site message that my ID was already taken, BTW I have 3 addresses, what is the possibility that all 3 are taken, not. Okay, Tuesday early, 6 am, went to the web site logged in without problem. Oh, goody, I voted for Pam for 15 minutes without reaching the limit[?].Had an interruption, then the counter put me on 10 vote limit. I am voting for Pam as she is Kate's bane. We have to vote Pam to outlast Kate. 1,2,3 Kate should get the gate. thanks to all.

Running Kat said...

I think this is it - Jon is suing for custody....what a way for Kate to bow out "for the kids" to fight Jon.....IMO

Virginia Girl said...

I offically think this show is fixed. It is pretty sad that someone who fought for our country and walked on the moon is voted off before a complete loser with NO talent or admirable qualities whatsover.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Most of the news reports I've seen today report either $21,000 or $20,000. Either way, that's a huge chunk of change."

To most people, of course it is. But when she presented the amount she needs to maintain that lifestyle for the kids, and the attorneys got out their calculators, it's in line with her bills. Knowing what I know about mortgage, taxes, maintenance, child care, tuition, landscaping, etc., in this area, she's going to need between $350,000 and $400,000 a year. There's no getting around it. It is what it is.

groovymom00 said...

Susan said...
c said...

...so now the kid$ will make their appearance as planned...

Now you're getting it. They're the ace-in-the-hole to be planted in that front row if it really starts to look like Kate's going to tank - in the voting, as opposed to in the dancing.

I think she's going to win. I think that's the contract and I think it'll happen.......and, boy oh boy, am I ever looking forward to being proven wrong.

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I was on the ABC forum last night, and someone posted that they knew for a fact that Kate's contract guaranteed her for 3 weeks (she will be "voted off" next week) - wouldn't you know I went to comment on the post and it was promptly "poofed". Seems like the DWTS cat is out of the bag. Having Kate on this wildly popular show is going to open up a whole pandora's box for ABC - they are going to have to explain why certain "stars" are guaranteed to stay, while others get the boot.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@MOM: Yes, I realize that's what K8G meant - mom to the cast members.

My point is that K8G's whole brand is built upon this Mother of the Century theme - no one has ever loved their children or been a better mom than K8G, so I'm doubting anyone else is allowed to steal K8G's Motherhood thunder. She has nothing else but this Motherhood facade.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Kate will be eliminated just prior to her book release of April 13, 2010. In her farewell, Tom will be sure to mention the book many times. Immediately after she will be on every show possible to promote it. I know for a fact she is booked on Regis next week.

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BINGO! It's all a huge PR extravaganza, including the DWTS outcome being predetermined.

I so agree with you on your take on the entire Gosselin saga.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Does that school cost $12,000 a year per kid?"

It depends upon the grade level. Obviously, the little ones who are in PreK only part-time don't pay as much as a full-time lower school student, but it would average out to about that. By the time they get into middle and upper school, the total tuition cost will exceed $160,000 per year.

Joanne said...

I havent watched DWTS at all since I heard the witch was going to be on it. I dont watch any show that has her on it.
The TV industry knows people hate her, and yet they continue to shove her face on the screen. I used to love TV, but I honestly would just get rid of it now, if this is what its coming too.

SafetyTrain said...

Since Kate's "dancing" keeps getting progressively worse every week, I expect that next week she will slither out on stage on her stomach, roll over, and lie there for the entire dance. There really isn't much room between her and rock bottom at this point.

Buzz - you were robbed. We loved your fine sense of humor and the classy way you handled yourself.

Shopping Kart Kate said...

Child support is determined on the non-custodial parent's income level and liquid assets. If Jon is paying 5 figures, than he can afford it.

As for him filing for custody, I don't believe it. I think TLC is behind all of it, to further heighten interest in the Gosselin family.

As for Kate still on DWTS, it is ALL about ratings...why do you think she is ALWAYS at the end of the show???

I for one, could care less if she gets kicked off. The laughter she has generated in my household is well worth it!! She is entertainment fodder for the masses. She should be so proud!! lol!!

Sharon said...

Does anyone know if there is a place where we can post our feeling about the fact that this woman is still going to be on the show. I won't watch anymore. If she gets voted off, I may watch to see how the others do. Obviously these votes are fixed, and it just to keep up the ratings. I want to let someone from ABC know that we the people are not stupid, and keeping her on the show, is only going to hurt their ratings. When she does get voted off, she will blame it all on Tony, that he didn't know how to teach her. Or, now it will be that Jon is trying to take her kids away. I will not be feeding into Kate's Psychosis anymore.
Did anyone notice that when they were all talking about how close they have all gotten, that the only one who mentioned Kate was Erin. I think Erin is such a sweet person that she would be nice to anyone. It seemed that most of the comments about Kate were negative.
She had made such a fool of herself, if I were her I would go home hide my head, and not be seen for awhile.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Sorry, but I feel the people like the one bragging they vote for the worst people on shows and go so far as to get a bunch of friends involved to help out ruin the show for others."

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Amen. Absolutely. It's not a game anymore, and it's not fair to those who work hard and deserve better.

Fort Huachuca said...

An all new House is on next week as well as the "final hours" of 24 - nope I won't be watching DWTS. I agree with those that have said maybe we should just not tune in to ABC on Monday night. If I want to see it I can watch on either Hulu or youtube. Z does a great recap. Since I'm on West Coast time and in AZ our prime time begins at 7, I'll know everything that happened before the show comes on.

Just Sayin said...

Kelly Beason said Kate will be eliminated just prior to her book release of April 13, 2010. In her farewell, Tom will be sure to mention the book many times. Immediately after she will be on every show possible to promote it. I know for a fact she is booked on Regis next week.

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And she will be on the View again. So yeah my guess she will be voted off after another horrific performance. The only reason Kate isn't scared anymore is because she didn't dance last week, she walked around the stage and Tony lifted her leg when her leg needed to be in the air pointed. Even Grandma Walton could do that if someone lifted her leg.

What a mess.

I am also tired of hearing how Jon is doing this because he is jealous of Kate. REALLY? Is that always the accusation? That we are all jealous of Kate? Please, nothing is remotely attractive or endearing about Kate.

LP said...

I think that DWTS may just be setting Kate up to leave next week. Remember that they said that this is the first ever double score that the judges will give? They're going to score on technique and performance - Kate will score low on both because she has neither. I think that she probably had a 4 show deal. JMO.

Jacsamic said...

Well, well, well.

Someone is reading here, Perhaps?!?

No surprise she is still around.

Interesting -they toned her down quite a bit.

Seeing her just stand there and be rather subdued was funny...I had a vision of her being taken aside and smacked up side the head and told to wake up to what she looked like and what she is doing (or not doing, based on your opinion) and to simply shut up, stand still and pretend to be a little respectful and humble...!!!

Then, she 'saluted'....

My new heroes? Her wardrobe, hair and makup folks! They rock! Should get a raise!!!!

Vanessa said...

I think Tony had a little "talking to" after the Access Hollywood interview where he walked off. I think this explains all the positive tweets, gushing over her etc. Showbiz is all about damage control. The "stars" are at the bottom of the totem pole and they will do whatever the big guys at the top tell them to do. He's human, BUT he's also under contract.
He pulled the short straw and got stuck with her, if it wasn't Tony, it would have been some other poor sucker. He'll finish his stint with her and they'll never cross paths again.
Love the observations a lot of posters have made about her not even being able to portray herself.
Like someone else said, she has a warped idea of who/what she exudes, she sees something totally different than what everyone else sees.

Amanda , Iowa said...

Jimmy is soooo funny!
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/04/jimmy-fallon-tackles-kate-gosselins-dancing-with-the-stars-paparazzi-dance.html

Midwest Teacher said...

It's sad that the competition is rigged. I have always been a fan of DWTS, but now it's just a joke. I agree that there must be some sort of contract for Kate to stay on a number of weeks. Kate never looks nervous or surprised by where she's at in the ratings, etc.

I watched The View yesterday and was dumbfounded when Sherri said she was voting for Kate b/c she's a single mom with "all those kids" and has to work. This is not work!!! I just don't understand this mindset! I never thought about it before that ABC has a continual contract with Kate; the appearances on The View, DWTS and who knows what next. So she knows her fate. Do you think all the contestants know this? Do they all have contracts? Some? Not others?? Very interesting and disappointing.

Can't See Sheep said...

IDon'tGetIt said...

So, does anyone have knowledge of why Jon did not call Attorney List in the first place?

Wonder why List did not contact Jon long ago, since Jon's dad had requested it.
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I'm wondering this too. Is it possible he was too busy at the time? If that was so then couldn't he have recommended someone to Jon?

readerlady said...
I still think that Jon may have a trust fund set up by his father that Khate couldn't touch, and that's where his income is coming from. I may be wrong, but it makes more sense than not.
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That would make a lot of sense. kate would go nuts knowing there was a lot of money she couldnt' spend. Maybe Jon's dad saw kate for the gold digger she is.

Vanessa said...

CHECK OUT JIMMY FALLON DOES KATE GOSSELIN BETTER THAN KATE GOSSELIN!!! E-Online.
Oh my, she really really is NOT doing herself any favours!

Again, Sherri AND Elizabeth going to bat for the BAT this morning (she looked like one with her arms swooping on Monday)
They are justifying her being on DWTS because of the pay she's getting for the actual amount of time she has to work! This is not the FIRST time she's been away from those kids for any extended period of time ladies! Are they stupid? I guess they've become accustomed to THEIR lifestyle too! AND, AND, AND Joy made a joke about putting those kids to work AND SHERRI SAYS THEY WERE WORKING ON J&K+8 AND NOW THEY CAN'T!!!O.M.G.!! Can someone post on their message board PLEASE!!

kate said...

I hate how she always has to talk to Tony when the camera is on her...it's so insecure.

Ohio Buckeye said...

..."Again, Sherri AND Elizabeth going to bat for the BAT this morning (she looked like one with her arms swooping on Monday)..."

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So that's all on the The View except Whoopi who pretend to think K8G is great.

Yeah, well, just confirms my initial feeling: B. Walters is a hasbeen who has sold out any credibility she ever had, and Elisabeth and Sheri are idiots.

Sheri is at least funny, but her views on life see, convoluted and nonsensical.

Elisabeth is pretty but DUMB.

My guess is that most of the tv hype we get these days is the result of various connections between PR groups - so much of what we see/hear is simply PR b.s.

JMO.

Hippie Chick said...

I LOVE Jimmy Fallon!

Midnight Serenade said...

"Even Grandma Walton could do that if someone lifted her leg."

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Grandma died eleven years ago, so I think even for her that might be a stretch! On second thought, Kate does dance a bit stiff.

Babs said...

KHATE said...
I didn't see Kate do a fake faint after being told she was safe, but I heard Tom say something about it.

I am very afraid this show is rigged.
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She did the fake faint right when the lights dimmed on her and Tony. What a drama queen!
You can bet your last dollar she was warned not to act like a screaming lottery winner when she 'found out' that she was not eliminated. If I was Shannon or Buzz, or any of the real stars, I'd be livid to know this whole show is rigged for the sake of a NON-STAR!!! What a mockery to them, who have talent and even more so to the professional dancers. Shameful!
I'm boycotting the show from here on. I'm thinking of taking up knitting!

Missy said...

I am going to tune in to DWTS AFTER Kate gets voted off to make sure abc knows the ratings were not all about Kate!! I will watch the show or set my DVR to tape it (I don't even usually watch it either!!). Let's boost the ratings AFTER she goes!!

And what was up with Jake the Bachelor shaking his head in agreement so much when Kate was talking about how much she was always followed/bothered by the paparazzi?! He looked ridiculous!! As if he is such a super-celebrity that has dealt with the paparazzi so much? It made him look like a fool to be agreeing with Kate so adamantly like that. No wonder he was in the bottom two!!!

Jane in CA said...

I keep seeing comments here that Jon has filed for full custody, and that an attorney has contacted him at the request of Jon's long-deceased father. Can anyone point me to a link to where this information is coming from? I would certainly love to know that Jon has some good legal representation, and I'd love to see him get more custodial time with the children, but ....

the Court only recently set this current order in place. They don't like lots of upheaval and change in the children's lives. Yes, Kate is gone a lot temporarily, doing DWTS. But it's not a long gig - at most one full season of the show. It would be like one parent taking a contract job out of state for 2 to 3 months, but then returning home to their regular routine. What a smart attorney should do is add a clause to the custody agreement that says if either parent is going to be away from home during their usual custodial time, the other parent has "first option" of choosing to take the children and care for them during that time.

That's in a lot of custodial agreements, and it makes good sense. In other words, Kate can't be gone a lot and tell Jon that she is going to have 3 nannies look after the children, if he says that he can be with them and wants to be with them instead.

As to him going for full custody, I think it's too soon. Make the first move by modifying the agreement to allow him first option on any time she's gone. Then, let that time add up because Kate is gone a lot.

When a pattern is established that shows Jon is actually doing a majority of the parenting time, then seek further modification so he has primary custody, and Kate has secondary custody.

Still, I'd like to see where this info is coming from and evaluate how reputable it might be. Thanks to anyone who can point me to the original story :)

ZerepSez said...

If dancing is Kate's "work", when will she get fired?

As shown in these pics, she's making a mockery of herself.

zerepsez.blogspot.com

Can't See Sheep said...

sorry if this has already been posted

Kate Gosselin Acts Like "Major Celebrity" on DWTS; Demands Bodyguard

http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/kate-gosselin-acts-like-a-major-celebrity-on-dwts-insists-on-bodyguard-201064

Hippie Chick said...

This sounds about right!!


http://perezhilton.com/

Can't See Sheep said...

@Jane in CA you were asking for links, so I went looking, these are what I found so far. There are a lot more out there.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/06/entertainment/main6368649.shtml

http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/417999_tvgif6.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_en_ot/us_people_jon_gosselin


There are more links at the bottom of the page to articles pertaining to this

http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/07/jon-gosselin-kate-gosselin-dancing-with-the-stars-custody-child-support-vote-dwts-anthony-list-court/


http://www.freep.com/article/20100407/ENT07/4070352/1322/Jon-Kate-is-an-absentee-mom


http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/jon-gosselin-sues-kate-for-custody-calls-her-absentee-mom--197031

Kate Gosselin Slams New Lawsuit: I'm "a Single Working Mom"
http://www.usmagazine.com/momsbabies/news/kate-gosselin-slams-new-lawsuit-kids-are-so-proud-of-me-197031

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/04/06/jon-gosselin-plans-to-sue-kate-for-custody

Rose said...

Here's a recent comment from a typical sheeple that had me in stitches:

"Ok. I don't get it....she has so much fear inside of her that she doesn't let her body move. She could be the best dancer but she is so scared that she is not showing her potential. I think what she needs is love!...yeah!...so please someone call Jon..I mean she love him still and even though she is trying really hard to go on with her life...there is a little sparkle missing in her eyes....so give the girl a break please!"
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Kate is scared to the point of paralysis...or maybe, just maybe, it's all a carefully crafted act so she can gain some sympathy votes, then suddenly come barreling out as the "most improved dancer" the show has ever seen, and she'll win because of that. Honestly, at this point, I wouldn't rule that out as a possibility. Isn't Kate just the type to fake incompetency for attention? Yep, that's my take on it.

Missy said...

I don't think the show is rigged. I think Kate has a bunch of people voting for her.
That helps, even if you can't dance--which she can't.
Popularity plays a big part and there are lots of people who would like her to do well.
I think she's at the end, however.

Laurie said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Kate is not faking she is a terrible dancer! She would have to be a dancer of the calibar of Gene Kelly, Fred Astair, Ginger Rogers, etc. to look that bad and really be good. She is not a good dancer and as evidenced by her dances she doesn't even try. Jimmy Fallen learned (spot on) in one day what it took her a week to learn. She is a joke!

Midwest Teacher said...

Kate said: "I hate how she always has to talk to Tony when the camera is on her...it's so insecure."

I totally agree. I wondered if I was the only one who noticed that. Everytime! She turns her head and smiles and says something to Tony whenever they pan the contestants. Everyone else stands and smiles into the camera, or winks or asks for votes. It's total insecurity and she wants to make her living on life television?

LancasterCountyMom said...

She did the fake faint right when the lights dimmed on her and Tony. What a drama queen!

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Yeah, I saw that, too. And Tom goes something like "now, no fainting please". Her timing was off, I guess, no one saw it because just a split second before she did it, the light over her and Tony went out.....hmmmmmmmmmmm....!!!!
I just thought about this!!! Is THAT what she was yelling at the stage manager about?? In that article that someone found that was pulled from the internet?? They turned the lights off so no one saw her "faint" - LOLOL!!

HW said...

AnotherLisa said...

Tony Dovolani said "Kate has never taken a dance step in her life!"
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She still hasn't, Tony...she still hasn't.

Kit said...

"Knowing what I know about mortgage, taxes, maintenance, child care, tuition, landscaping, etc., in this area, she's going to need between $350,000 and $400,000 a year."

Which is EXACTLY why she needs to sell that monstrosity of a house (although I'm sure she's underwater on the mortgage), get rid of the nannies, maintenance men, landscapers, etc., put the children in public school (or wrangle full scholarships for all of them) and start living like the (ahem!) "ordinary" mom she claims to want to be. Even with 8 kids, you can live pretty darn comfortably on $240,000/year anywhere in this country. BTW, if that's all child support, it's TAX-FREE income to her.

No, there's no reason for Katie to pursue any of these stupid "opportunities" except her own desperate need to feel "special." Poor kids...

Cheryl said...

Believe this is the closest K is going to get to hobnob celebrities.
She is the bull in the china shop -
no finesse - nothing.
Expect Jon is thinking between DWTS and expected book trips - he has a case.
Neither one of the G's have even had to budget - always taken care of for them - so no wonder they are floundering. In six months, both will be broke!!
Then they can sit down with their CPA to try and budget with their dwindling resources.

Michelle Canner said...

I've decided I'm not watching another minute of DWTS. I'm not giving them the ratings, I'm not giving Kate Gosselin the attention.

I want her to go away, so I'm going to do my part to MAKE her go away by completely ignoring her and boycotting any and all venues for her.

And possibly their advertisers, too. I need to find a list of advertisers for DWTS. That hits ABC where it hurts.

HW said...

DramaQueen...said

Let's hope Jon and Kate are sensitive to a child's fragile emotions when they're in their presence. I sure wouldn't want to be the visiting Tony D. getting in the middle of that testy mess at the McMansion!
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Well we know Kate isn't sensitive to her children's fragile emotions when it comes to speaking about their father. How many times on their series did we hear her tell the kids "Ignore Daddy" "Daddy's Mean." "Daddy doesn't care about your safety."? I would only imagine it is worse now that he is not living in the house.

Sorry to keep saying this but Kate hates Jon more than she loves her children. It will not change. One day those children will see her through adult eyes and Kate is not going to come out looking good at all.

Cry Me a River said...

I don't think Her Kartness is faking the bad dancing at all. Dance is a release of your inner joy and she has none of that. She has no rhythm--she can't even bend at the waist to comfort her kids--towering above them and patting them on the head. She has no grace but most disturbingly, she has empty, soul-less eyes and no spirit whatsoever, completely devoid of any emotion except anger and contempt.

They are calling the beating out of DWTS of American Idol the Gosselin effect. It is quite phenomenal actually. This empty shell just might win the whole darn thing. What a pity for the ones who are working so hard.

It is so obvious that Kart is not practicing, but Tony can't reveal that or he would be on the line also and might be anyway. He was coaching her and giving her signals during what little bit they did...she has a learning disability, surely.

MOM said...

Midnight Serenade said...

"Most of the news reports I've seen today report either $21,000 or $20,000. Either way, that's a huge chunk of change."

To most people, of course it is. But when she presented the amount she needs to maintain that lifestyle for the kids, and the attorneys got out their calculators, it's in line with her bills. Knowing what I know about mortgage, taxes, maintenance, child care, tuition, landscaping, etc., in this area, she's going to need between $350,000 and $400,000 a year. There's no getting around it. It is what it is.

4/07/2010 5:49 AM

What Kate gets in child support is only child support. She got the house and all the responsibility for the house. What she gets from Jon is JUST for the kids upkeep etc.

I think she has to keep records for that too. And I bet she has.

It also explains why Kate has to make $$. SHE had to maintain the house and any other monetary things Jon's support doesn't cover.

KB said...

I knew she wouldn't get voted off,but the judges seemed displeased that it came down to Jake and Buzz. They said neither deserved to go yet, which made it pretty clear that they were suggesting Kart should have gone.

My mother and grandmother who love the show couldn't believe Kate was kept on, I wasn't surprised, but it's of course disappointing that she's still there.

The only hope that can come from her remaining is that people continue to be turned off by her and thus leading to her time in the spotlight ending quickly, like the cancellation of any TLC shows or anything else like that.

TheViewAndDWTSLetdown said...

Yeah, well, just confirms my initial feeling: B. Walters is a hasbeen who has sold out any credibility she ever had, and Elisabeth and Sheri are idiots.
Sheri is at least funny, but her views on life see, convoluted and nonsensical. Elisabeth is pretty but DUMB.
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Buckeye, ITA. I think it's part of why Rosie O. got the heck off that show; she could see right through the hypocrisy. I quit watching The View ages ago although I do like Whoop. To me, Barbara W. has lost some dignity and should have gotten out of things a few years ago except for a few, excellent specials, which is one of her strong suits. Kate can appear on The View as often as she wants but it's always going to come off awkward because she doesn't do well with unrehearsed banter. She's got to be programmed so she doesn't keep sticking her foot in it. Kate lacks the ability to have good repartee; doesn't play well with others.

Kittie6 said...

I'm not surprised DWTS beat out AI. This season's AI contestants leave a lot to be desired. At least there are some interesting and talented people on DWTS. AI has Crystal, and a few cute boys to get the young girl vote, and that's all this year.

Things That Tank In Kate's Wake said...

Babs, "If I was Shannon or Buzz, or any of the real stars, I'd be livid to know this whole show is rigged for the sake of a NON-STAR!!! What a mockery to them, who have talent and even more so to the professional dancers. Shameful! I'm boycotting the show from here on. I'm thinking of taking up knitting!
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I'm with you, Babs. I've watched DWTS over the years and it's entertaining...nice dancing, pretty costumes; music. However, this charade of Kate "dancing" and being kept on the show is ridiculous. Anybody can see that the woman can't dance. My dear old daddy would have called her a Clod Hopper (stomping around, graceless, clumsy). I'd always wondered about DWTS or even American Idol as to how the voting might be manipulated...I don't understand all the technology of today's kind of voting...but the results shows leave me feeling often kinda deflated, so what fun is that? I'd rather watch something on the Food or HGTV network! I'm tired of getting worked up over Kate Gosselin; she's just so not worth it. I'll worry about her kids forever but I'm going to try AGAIN to distance myself from her. Tell you what: you take up knitting, I'll try crocheting!

Jen K said...

Jon's filing is up on TMZ.com and it's a shocker!

Some bullet points:

1. Jon is supposed to be able to stay in the guest house even when Kate is staying at the main house. It would appear she is not allowing that. (Count one, item 10)

2. In arbitration, it was decided that Kate gets to decide when Jon sees the kids. Completely her decision. (Count 1, item 11)

3. Kate never provided documentation of what the true expenses for the kids are. (Count 2, item 15)

4. This is the doozy: Kate's payments from TLC are contingent upon Jon not working for anyone else other than TLC while under contract!

So it would appear that this arbitration was a "bend over and take it" thing that Jon had to do otherwise the TLC lawsuit would continue and everyone's income would be in jeopardy.

Does anyone know the date Jon's lawsuit with TLC was dropped? This filing has the divorce final on December 10th. It would seem that there may have been some quid pro quo that he go along with the arbitration so Kate could have total control and then TLC would drop their litigation against him.

When is his contract up with TLC anyway?

Aislinn said...

Cry Me a River said...
"(snipped) It is so obvious that Kart is not practicing, but Tony can't reveal that or he would be on the line also and might be anyway. He was coaching her and giving her signals during what little bit they did...she has a learning disability, surely."

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It really scares me that this woman has a nursing degree and license. How did she ever graduate high school?

Kate ruins DWTS for me said...

Cry me a river: "It is quite phenomenal actually. This empty shell just might win the whole darn thing. What a pity for the ones who are working so hard."
.................
You gave me a chill; hope you're wrong! Wouldn't a lot of viewers just come away laughing if such a thing happened? I would hope so. I would hope it killed the show forever, which would be a shame, because the people who actually dance can be so entertaining.

I'm hoping she gets voted off next week. Then, maybe I can enjoy the rest of the competition. Her presence spoils it for me! She can use so many excuses, like trouble at home with the kids missing her, ex-hubby suing her, a book tour to do...of couse, she'll never admit she's out because of her dancing ability (of which she has none, despite what she touts).

I wish they'd give Shannen a reprieve and let Tony be her dance partner once Kate leaves! It might give the show a good twist on predictability.

MaryBeth said...

She will be eliminated next week.

Her new book comes out next week, its time for her to start publicising that.

I can't tell you if DWTS is rigged, but im sure she'll be out next week.

Aunt Meril said...

Jen K said...
1. Jon is supposed to be able to stay in the guest house even when Kate is staying at the main house. It would appear she is not allowing that. (Count one, item 10)
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We all guessed this. But it explains why THIS house was choosen.

AND++++++


Jen said
4. This is the doozy: Kate's payments from TLC are contingent upon Jon not working for anyone else other than TLC while under contract!
__________________
Hats off to the people at TLC for such a novel idea.
Its up to Kate to make Jon "stay and sit" in order for her to get paid!!


However,TLC is really sc*ewing these two fools. Jon, Kate DROP TLC and save your family.

Misty pg said...

Jen K said...
Jon's filing is up on TMZ.com and it's a shocker!


Jen , Im reading your post and Im getting chills. Call me uninformed but I guessed there would be big contracts with the network, but i never realised how powerful they are.

When Jon and Kate signed up for this they are basically powerless to the almighty TLC.

Why didn't they collect some good cash and RUN??

What they are probably going through is downright stressful and coupled with their anger and greed, cannot be good parents to the kids.

Im glad they go to school in a safe and predictable environment.

I fell really bad for Maddy and Cara.

NoUse4Kate said...

Jen K said:

"4. This is the doozy: Kate's payments from TLC are contingent upon Jon not working for anyone else other than TLC while under contract!"


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What a lousy, lousy thing for both K8 and TLC to do. Then they turn it around on him and allow people to think he is a loafer and doesn't want to work. I am not surprised by this, but I wish people who blindly follow k8 would wake up. How can you justify this?

As a side note, the 18 year old girl next door who has always backed k8 and threw Jon in the "vile pile," no longer sees it this way. She told me yesterday that she thinks K8 is really messed up and maybe Jon wasn't so bad after all. I never talk to her about my opinion of Katan, so it can't be spun to make it where I changed her mind, Katie Irene is doing that all on her own. Looks like K8 is losing some of her appeal to people finally. It kind of makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about her going down.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Wonder what it says about our culture that dumping an American hero on a 'reality' show yet keeping the likes of K8G is the way to keep high ratings?

Sad. Truly sad.

Ohio Buckeye said...

TheViewandDWTSLetDown: Thank you so much: I wondered if I was the only one who has become so cynical in the last few yrs.

Everything related to K8G is now suspect in my eyes.

Never really liked The View much to begin with, but it has only gone DOWN in my estimation.

Figures about Rosie: I liked her, too - she and Whoopi seem to be at least a little more honest than the rest on The View.

JFaye said...

I guess we are all going to see how powerful the sheeple are. If she stays, she has a huge base of support because not only can she not dance, she isn't even making an effort to improve.

Babs said...

JFaye said...
I guess we are all going to see how powerful the sheeple are. If she stays, she has a huge base of support because not only can she not dance, she isn't even making an effort to improve.
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I am certainly no expert on the political intricacies of US TV programming, and how that all works behind the scenes,etc, but I do not believe for one minute that Sheeple's votes alone are keeping Kart on that show!!! Too many coincidences here, sorry.
As a Canadian I am proud of the fact that we are a polite, trusting people, who try to see the best in most everything. However, I can say that I don't recall a time in my life that I have been so cynical over anything, especially something like this!
Ohio Buckeye said it spot on "Sad. Truly sad".

Shoshannah said...

Ooops - I just posted something on another thread
that should have gone here. Sorry!

I just had a scary thought that seems perfectly Kate-like in its underhandedness.

I can see Kate voluntarily "withdrawing" from DWTS
BEFORE Monday night's show, to save herself the humiliation of losing and to avoid having to learn another Frankenstein dance. It would be announced as another huge sacrifice on her part, leaving something she loves, for (you guessed it) the sake of her kids, and further vilifying Jon
in the public's mind (Look what the mean, nasty man made me do now!).

In other words, it would be Kate saying: You can't
fire me. I quit!

What do you think? I really, really hope this doesn't happen.

Kit said...

What she gets from Jon is JUST for the kids upkeep etc.

Sorry, but in family court, things like housing costs (presumed to be necessary for the children) IS part of the child support calculations. Child support is NOT just for food, clothing, school tuition, etc. It is the cost of supporting the child, which includes things like mortgage payments, upkeep, etc. It does not, and should not, include the cost of supporting the ex-spouse. That would be alimony, which is taxable income to the recipient.

Every state has different guidelines for calculating the actual child support amounts, but most judges follow their state guidelines pretty closely.

The huge amounts Jon has to pay are indicative of the income he and Kate had at the time of the separation. Whether he can get the court to agree that circumstances have changed, or that the original support was excessive, is anybody's guess.

kate's an evil idiot said...

Why doesn't jon work for someone else and get kate's tlc paycheck cut off? Maybe that'll get her attention

Protect8 said...

Kate now has a perfect out of DWTS w/o suffering the embarrassment of being voted off. We're actually hearing people say "Kate is responsible for 23 million people watching DWTS!" If she quits "for the kids" then she can continue to be delusional in thinking that she danced well. It's also another perfect opportunity for her to be a victim.

The bottom line is both Kate and Jon Gosselin continue to humiliate their children for their own gain.

Cry Me a River said...

TLC is going to announce the premise for the new show tomorrow. The present contract must be just about up, unless they signed a new one. Apparently, everything Jon gets from TLC goes straight to Kate based on the fact that she doesn't get paid if he works for anyone else. Unless there are 2 separated contracts I would say he has a good case against them as Kate is earning a bundle aside from TLC and has the audacity to cry poor when he is receiving almost a quarter of a million dollars a year in child support. And to play coy and insinuate that Jon is deadbeat dad who hardly ever sees the children. She is truly evil.

a-one and a-two said...

1. In addition to the makeup revision, the bodice of her dress had been tailored since last night. BTW, it is not uncommon that makeup/wigs are less intense on elimination night. Chelsey was sporting a natural makeup also.

2. In the Monday backstage walk with Tony shown tonight ("I am not afraid"), and in the post-dance conversation, I noticed that he is no longer just acting the nice guy. He is being complimentary and reassuring in the same condescending tone one would use to a mentally ill or mentally deficient person, as if to keep from upsetting her to the point of explosion. It was odd and strange.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

You all deserve a good laugh -- check out Jimmy Fallon's imitation of Kate on YouTube.

MOM said...

Kit said...

What she gets from Jon is JUST for the kids upkeep etc.

Sorry, but in family court, things like housing costs (presumed to be necessary for the children) IS part of the child support calculations. Child support is NOT just for food, clothing, school tuition, etc. It is the cost of supporting the child, which includes things like mortgage payments, upkeep, etc. It does not, and should not, include the cost of supporting the ex-spouse. That would be alimony, which is taxable income to the recipient.

Every state has different guidelines for calculating the actual child support amounts, but most judges follow their state guidelines pretty closely.

The huge amounts Jon has to pay are indicative of the income he and Kate had at the time of the separation. Whether he can get the court to agree that circumstances have changed, or that the original support was excessive, is anybody's guess.

4/07/2010 4:00 PM

No, it isn't. The child support is for the support of the child. Since Kate was awarded the house in the settlement Jon doesn't have to pay any amount for anything to do with the house.

For insurance for the kids, schooling, clothing sure. But not any part of the mortgage etc.

Amanda, Iowa said...

Did anybody see Kate's advise on ET to Erin how to handle the death-threads?
She told her not to let them get to her!!!!
Really, shes the one with the unnecessary bodyguard. Is she the new expert?

jojow said...

If the details of the "arbitration" (and I think I use that word lightly) are correct - that's one of the craziest things I've ever heard.

So, Kate only gets paid if Jon does NOT work? What kind of compromise is that? What kind of compromise is it that Kate alone decides when Jon sees the kids? What kind of judge signed off on that?

It's bizarre to me that their employer could have so much input into what is really a personal matter - their divorce. It would be like my husband's job sending someone to mediate any arguments we have. It's a crazy idea.

They must have truly signed their lives and rights away with whatever kind of contract TLC had them sign. It's really unbelievable that some attorney hasn't been able to get Jon/them out of it.

I can't figure out where Jon is getting his money to pay Kate. I suppose he could have had some kind of inheritance, but that seems a little far fetched to me. Is TLC still paying him - not to work?

The whole thing is really, really crazy.

Thatsjustgr8K8 said...

OK folks, here's what we've been waiting for. I really can't believe it, what is the agenda of the TLC/ABC networks? Kate is POISON, not entertainment! Forgive me if this is a re-post, story broke a couple hours ago.
(brace yourselves)


http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2010-04-08-TLC1D08_ST_N.htm#uslPageReturn

SafetyTrain said...

Who is enabling this woman and why? She's clearly disturbed and has several personality disorders that make her impossible to work with. Seriously, who is doing this? The horrible tv interviews, these bizarre dance performances, this book that is beyond bat shit crazy in its tackiness.......I'm beginning to think she is the star of someone's twisted "Truman Show".

Sidney said...

Folks, we just gotta face it. This woman ain't going away. EVER...

ctmomof1 said...

Bruno on Lopez Tonight. He say's Kate is "crap, a disaster movie..." REALLY funny!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy6z4cWwp6g

Hannah W. said...

Well seeing how it's been confirmed that she's getting her own show starting in the summer I'm thinking she's going to milk DWTS for all it's worth.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kate-gosselin-kids-return-to-tv-in-twist-of-kate/38824

cdnmom47 said...

Shoshannah said:
I just had a scary thought that seems perfectly Kate-like in its underhandedness.

I can see Kate voluntarily "withdrawing" from DWTS
BEFORE Monday night's show, to save herself the humiliation of losing and to avoid having to learn another Frankenstein dance. It would be announced as another huge sacrifice on her part, leaving something she loves, for (you guessed it) the sake of her kids, and further vilifying Jon
in the public's mind (Look what the mean, nasty man made me do now!).
**********************

I think that's EXACTLY what's going to happen.

"Poor, innocent, hard working single mom Kate" is going to have to sacrifice her time on DWTS so she can concentrate on family.

Yes, I can hear it now...poor, sweet Kate...putting her family first again.

The ironic thing is...if she'd put her family first years ago before all this started, she wouldn't be in the mess she's in now.

:)

JMHO said...

Yes, she may be here to stay, however, when her star fades (which it will), she will have nothing as the children will not even want her in their lives.

Can't See Sheep said...

SafetyTrain said...

Who is enabling this woman and why? She's clearly disturbed and has several personality disorders that make her impossible to work with. Seriously, who is doing this?
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I would really love to know this too. Part of me wonders if they're hoping to film kate self destruct. After all everyone made big money on Brittany's meltdown & well, she's behaving increasingly bizarre as time goes on. Then Steve can play her nurse.

wpa said...

In Kates's words this week - love her or hate her, she is bringing in the ratings. Money talks. As long as the show gets its ad revenues and top ratings, ABC will keep her on in any way it can.

Can't See Sheep said...

'Dancing' Judge -- Kate Gosselin Is 'Crap'
http://www.tmz.com/

"Dancing with the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli just unloaded on Kate Gosselin, calling her ballroom skills "dreadful," "a catastrophe" and "crap" ... but added it's all "in a good way."

It all went down on "Lopez Tonight" where the judge also compared Kate to one of the most feared disasters of all time.

RNmom2six said...

An honest review from a DWTS judge on George Lopez-
comparing Kate to the movie 2012
http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=45271e63-bb67-4228-aa58-bec1b04cc8d1

Dunwoody Mom said...

In Kates's words this week - love her or hate her, she is bringing in the ratings

Actually, it is not Kate bringing in the ratings. On this week's episode of DWTS, Kate's segment was the lowest rated of the hour.

Hmm said...

Im reading about Kates new shows.

The kids will be back on tv
Im sure footage of them with Kae and tony will pop up.

The second show invloves her traveling to other families.

If she has traveling jobs and books signings etc, why cant Jon stay home with the kids and let her be the working mom ( with bodyguard)

Also, if she has all these jobs, why does Jon child support have to be so high.

sramirtha said...

She won't last too long on DWTS, but she has a new show called Twist of Kate coming this summer on TLC.

Cry Me a River said...

I don't think Greedy Kate is going to walk away from $75,000 a week. She is incapable of being embarrassed as she has no emotions, other than anger and contempt. I am thinking she will play it to the end because she knows people are going to vote for her, just to see her make a fool of herself, and the few who try to emulate her. She doesn't care. I have never seen anyone so greedy in all of my days. There is just so much money a person needs 8 kids or not.

I feel really bad for Jon and the kids. I am hoping he can pull this off for the kids' sake. I hope the first thing his attorney does is find out truthfully (which means not from Kate's mouth) how much money she is spending on those young nannies she hires. What morals and values can these kids be learning from these young girls who do not even know these things for themselves yet. I would guess around $20,000 a month. Around the clock nannies (multiples) do not come cheap.

IDModo said...

Sadly, another money-making opportunity down the tubes for Kate: Hugh Hefner has said that he would not have her in Playboy Magazine.He doesn't think she is a celebrity.
Given some of his non-celebrity centrefolds, I think this is hilarious!Could it be that kate's essential nastiness can't be airbrushed away?
This is probably the first time in my life I have agreed with Hugh Hefner about anything..

KB said...

This is hilarious, it was featured on Yahoo! Here's the link for the full article:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv.accesshollywood.com/tv.accesshollywood.com-dancings-bruno-tonioli-kate-gosselin-disaster-movie-dance-floor

But here are what Bruno says...

"Kate is pretty dreadful. She's crap. But in a nice way," ... "She is entertaining. People like disaster movies. We've got our own disaster movie there everyday."

"'2012' is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces," he continued, but added, "She is a tough cookie. She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better...it doesn't really work."

Hilarious! Love Bruno's honesty! And that's just her dancing he's talking about! Wonder what the others would say if they oculd about her personality or lack there of...

shecan'tdance said...

It's obvious Kart's time has come to be eliminated from DWTS, or will she drop out because of family issues? Either way, this has all been planned.

Lynda said...

Dunwoody Mom said "Actually, it is not Kate bringing in the ratings. On this week's episode of DWTS, Kate's segment was the lowest rated of the hour."
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Where did you read this? I know that many were campaigning to turn the channel when she came on and I hope this is true and that people tuned her out in protest. I know I did. Not watching her is the only thing that will get her off the air.

gherkin said...

This is ridiculous. Tony is quoted on Us Weekly as saying he thinks Kate still has a chance to win! What in the world??? Is he just saying this to stroke her ego or prevent her from flying into a rage? LOL.

Can't See Sheep said...

IDModo said...

Sadly, another money-making opportunity down the tubes for Kate: Hugh Hefner has said that he would not have her in Playboy Magazine.He doesn't think she is a celebrity.
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This makes me laugh, because I keep thinking kate's more likely to be asked to pose in Hustler by Larry Flynt, she's too old for Hugh Hefner.

Ickylickykhate said...

I just read the article about Khate's new show, "A twist with khate" and threw up a little.

Khate going to "regular" woman's houses and jobs and doing things that aren't "terribly comfortable"? Then Eileen "O'Neill says she's "game for things" but she "has limits and boundaries" So basically she goes, pretends to do whatever the "regular folk" do, and when it gets too "icky" for her, she says she has hit her "limit/boundary", and quits.

Sounds like a great show, I just can't wait to see Mommy Dearest looking down her nose at the regular moms,

AND they called her an "EXAMPLE MOM" seriously!, if she is the example that mothers are supposed to attain to be, our kids are all going be writing tell all books.

Mary Beth said...

Remember when Kate was on Jimmy Kimmel prior to starting DWTS...

Her little snip to him....


"Maybe I'll win ??!!!"...or somethiing similar(this is not an exact quote)

If the tabloid rumor mill is saying she negotiated the highest salary....I have a feeling Katie Irene may trot off with the trophy....

Just my opinion..
This is my first time watching DWTS and I am VERY disappointed as it seems "fixed".
I'm trying SO hard NOT to watch this trainwreck, but like others, I can't look away !!

Mary Beth

NT said...

The way that Kate will be able to be on The View on Tuesday along with on the Today show on Tuesday is pretaping. I saw a commerical for the today show inyerview and she had on the same dress that she wore to the TLC expo in New York. So she's been busy taping shows and not rehearsing. Her Tango should be really something to watch. She's not even trying cos she knows this week she will be out. Once again the wool gets pulled over our eyes and we can't do anything about it except not watch thier shows. Why won't someone in show business with some balls say anything about this!!!! They are all too worried about stepping on toes. I can't believe what I read about Kate making Tony use the basement entrance like a servant. How shameful.

Mona said...

Kate will be stepping in for "regular" women?

Does that make Kate "irregular"?

It's an insult to the women of the world.


(Maybe that irregularity is what makes Kate so cranky.)

Suzfl said...

Bruno's comments, awesome!

Of course, Bruno's probably just jealous of her dancing skills, of course :-)

Can't See Sheep said...

Ickylickykhate said...
So basically she goes, pretends to do whatever the "regular folk" do, and when it gets too "icky" for her, she says she has hit her "limit/boundary", and quits.
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But real single moms don't get to do this. They have to do things no matter how icky & uncomfortable it gets. Either way, I won't be watching I'm not helping them will ratings. I'm starting to think it would be nice if they just put kate on her own cable channel then everyone could just not buy it. At the rate TLC is going they're going to be kate's own channel.

IDModo said...

Cry Me A River Said (re the nannies) "What morals and values can the children be learning from these young girls?"
When my daughter was 21 she not only had her college diploma in Early Childhood Education, but a fully developed sense of morals and ethics which came both from her home and from her educational experiences. I don't think that we can assume that because the nannies are young, that they are irresponsible in any way.
I think we should stop calling them nannies, though, because they also do laundry and housecleaning besides caring for the kids.Nannies usually don't do the jobs of other "servants" but are free to fully devote themselves to their charges.
As to their pay, my guess is that they are likely not paid well enough for all that they have to do, because Kate would think that the honour of looking after the 8 would have a dollar value...She would also get to write them off on her taxes as a business expense so they are probably not costing HER very much at all.

marce said...

It is about time Jon got a real lawyer. There is nothing wrong with the father being the stay at home parent, especially considering who the mother is . Yeah, TLC will get her a new show, and it wont last, nothing this women will do will last, she has no talent for anything except thinking she has talent. I love that her new "book" is coming out just when Jon gets a real lawyer. Now a child therapist will be able to read this book and determine that Kate is emotionally damaging these kids by writing this. She is only doing it to make money and keeping herself in the public eye as the mother of the year, you don't need to have a masters degree to know this. she will be a bitter nasty lonely women in the near future. The money will stop soon, (how many more books does she have in her) and the way she spends money, it will go quickly.....For anybody to compare kids her to Pam Anderson's kids is just silly... Pam Anderson's kids have stars as parents, there father is a music icon, they have, and always will live the life of kids who parents hare public figures, because of their own accomplishments, not because they pimped their children .. The Gosselin children live in PA among working class, regular people..And even with 3 nannies, Kate does not see it necessary for them to be involved in anything outside that house, no sports, teams, just front lawn photo ops....

Pa Mom Knows said...

"The Gosselin children live in PA among working class, regular people..And even with 3 nannies, Kate does not see it necessary for them to be involved in anything outside that house, no sports, teams, just front lawn photo ops...."

That's not true. If you don't know, then why state it as such? I'm not going to say what they are involved in, where they go, what they do because that would be an invasion of privacy, and they deal with that enough on a daily basis. But you are not correct in your assertion.

Cry Me a River said...

IDModo...

I agree that there are many college-aged students who would be an asset to the children especially if they have a background in child development. But just because they appear to be college-aged doesn't mean that they are college educated.

The ones who are college-educated, responsible and mature (like your daughter) are the ones who most likely are developing careers that would not include babysitting (I agree they are not nannies as that would denote a professional career choice) and/or doing cleaning, cooking, etc. I just can't see Kate being that picky about who she hires especially if she is low-balling them. Afterall that is not nearly as important as her career as a celebrity. That is just my opinion. But then I don't hold her in high regard, LOL, so yeah may be biased.

Cry Me a River said...

Re: Tony using the back basement entrance.

Their relationship sure took a turn for the worse and I don't think it had anything to do with dancing, it seems much more personal than that. They were all over each other in the beginning. She could barely contain herself to keep from kissing him after the waltz (who knew that would be her best dance).

As an aside, I have never laughed so hard in all of my life as when I watched Jimmy Fallon do his imitation of what will forever be known as the "paparazzi [sic?] dance" and will go down in TV history as the worst dance ever.

I am also actually hearing some negative comments from the media on her new show, as in take parenting advice from Kate? So maybe some people in the media are more keen than we think they are. We all know that NGrace will jump on any bandwagon for ratings so I don't think people give much credence to her rampages (although I am boycotting her show).

As another aside, Bruno looked really cute on whatever show that he was on--just saw the clips. I have become a huge fan.

Susan said...

SafetyTrain said...

Who is enabling this woman and why?

Who is? WE are.

Why? I reckon that we, each of us, have to ask ourselves every time we click, comment on or tune in to anything to do with her.

Lynda said...

I heard TLC is going to change it's name to TLK - Totally Love Kate.....just joking, but is it really that far fetched of an idea?

Shoshannah said...

Personally, I think it is hugely insulting to all the
other contestants on DWTS that they keep saying
Kate is responsible for their high ratings.

They're there, working their tails off to learn, while Kate is getting her nails done and her extensions
fondled, not learning a damned thing, and bragging that "Love me or hate me, I'm bringing in the ratings."

The woman is too stupid to know how stupid she is!!!

P.S. And, btw, Bruno Tonioli seems to be popping up on every show I turn on. Has he done this before?

chesterctymom said...

Pa Mom Knows said...

"That's not true. If you don't know, then why state it as such? I'm not going to say what they are involved in, where they go, what they do because that would be an invasion of privacy, and they deal with that enough on a daily basis. But you are not correct in your assertion."

I'm sure if the kids were involved in other activities, Kart would have let the world know how she has to be a soccer (or lacrosse) mom on top of everything else she does...alone...with a gaggle of nannies and her family...and body guard...and TLC...

Pa Mom Knows said...

"I'm sure if the kids were involved in other activities, Kart would have let the world know how she has to be a soccer (or lacrosse) mom on top of everything else she does...alone...with a gaggle of nannies and her family...and body guard...and TLC..."

Not if she didn't attend those games or activities! To admit that they were involved and she wasn't present wouldn't sit too well with her "fans," now would it? She doesn't have time to support the kids in those activities. She's not home when the events are taking place!

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

This show was disgusting.
Kart's constant whining was more than I could take -- and the dam stick was still buried, Jon.

As far as I'm concerned, Kart can find her "chitty pitty play" or sympathy in the dictionary between shi_ and synthetic.