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CityGirl said...

Why is it that whenever a "Helper" or Jon has the kids, they are able to handle the entire clan, ALONE? Yet, when Kate has them, she needs "helpers"? I have seen pics of a helper picking up the kids from the bus, alone. Jon, the same. Yet, Kate cannot or will not attempt this. Those kids are old enough to not need so many pairs of hands/eyes now. Kate is a broken record with this. I wish she would stop already! They are not babies and are able to understand and follow directions. From a single LOUD voice and comply. She should really stop with the "having no helpers" on this or that outing. Enough already

chesterctymom said...

Did I see a bib on the back of a high chair?

crabbygirl said...

Last night I was watching "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO and he was talking about how BP was plugging the hole with mud so it would stop spewing all this toxic waste/poison. He then said if it worked they were going to use it on Kate Gosselin next!! The audience went crazy. Needless to say it was great!!

crabbygirl said...

Here is a funny link from Bill Maher when Kate was on DWTS.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-fallopian-rube_b_544551.html

alyssa said...

I saw some things in the show,things that shocked me and I wonder why authorities ignored those things? like no one noticed sick,feverish,4yo Joel being put to sleep in the laundry room with the dryers and machines turned on,with a thin blanket on the floor(when his head was spinning and needed a quiet place,when he was already cold because of the fever)-ep Cooking with the twins. No one notice Alexis' defensive reaction when Jon broke that stick in front of her,as if she was convinced he was going to hit her?(ep Walk in the Woods)No one saw how Jon dragged a scared of heights 6yo Mady all the way up on that rock-and she was terrified,she cried and begged to be allowed to wait down with her mommy(ep Cutting room floor), no one noticed how tired and upset were all the children during the photo shoot-whic btw was not part of "all the experiences any child must have" you know when the kids had to wear long sleeves an entire 40 C summer day and than had to be dragged to a studio the following day(ep Picture perfect) ? Did anyone wondered why a 3yo Joel felt that he had to hide his dirty underwear? why a 7yo maddy put a sign on her door:keep camra owt-only if invited(her spelling)? why sextuplets need subtitles at 5 yo? why the kids hit each other all the time? Did anyone see as normal that the children go to sleep watching J&K+8,ergo they see and hear every mean thing their parents say about them and they constantly see themselves on TV? Why didn't anybody see? Why is it that nobody does anything to stop this ordeal?? If anyone on this blog has the answer please reply, I really want to know!

Ohio Buckeye said...

How's "I Just Want You To Know" book sales this month? Is it an officialy bomb yet?

I will be surprised if the New! Improved! "K8+8" has any ratings staying power. I'm guessing some will tune in to see how much the kids have grown, but am doubting a sustainable number of viewers will continue to watch long term.

As for "Twisted K8", it may have the 'stop and gawk' factor going for it initially, but, again, I'm doubting this show will hold sufficient viewer interest.

If these shows tank, it'll be interesting to see if TLC continues to throw good $ after bad by continuing to fund and market K8G.

PaMa said...

Not trying to be snarky, but what's with Kate's smile lately? It seems that in most of her recent photos, as well as on DWTS, she has that odd-looking open mouth smile. Did someone tell her that made her look better, so that's her new favorite pose. IMO, it's an extremely unnatural smile, emphasizes her phoniness, and makes it appear that she's literally getting ready to snap at someone.

MomIAm said...

Someone asked in another thread why People keeps putting Kate on the cover. The answer is simple. It is money. People are buying the magazine when she is on the cover. If they were not, People would not put her on the cover. End of story.

Vanessa said...

I remember a couple of years back, a neighbour came around door to door to tell us she saw a van driving by, with the passenger videotaping through the window. We, of course started to fret...what the H$##? First thing that came to mind was some child predator was taping our kids. Well, phone calls went out to the police, to the mayor etc. Turns out it was some company taping for a website where you can find ANY address, house, building, street and get a perfect image of it (a google.earth kind of thing) They apparently had permits. Everyone wanted to know why we did not have to consent, how did we know our kids weren't on the video, what else were they taping?

J&K have willingly given all access to those kids, given their privacy to the public.
I know the sick feeling I got just thinking someone "could possibly have" footage of my kids. J&K MOST DEFINITELY know (can you say denial or indifference?) that there ARE crazies using those innocent children's images for their own sadistic pleasure. Jon said SOME DAY his kids would google him. What about TODAY? How many are googling YOUR KIDS right now?

Charles said...

Jeannie said...
I don't trust anything Khate says. I think it was a major snafu and she was trying to make herself look as grand as possible. She looked high to me. The audience (probably sheeple too) was baffled at the weird hoist-thingy- and she was left looking like a moron. (Looks like a moron, sounds like a moron...she is a moron!)

I fault Tony for being any part of that stupidity. I think his creditibility with the audience went down that night. He catered to her needs on DWTS like her buddy Steve holds on to her purse.

5/28/2010 5:45 AM
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I hope it's okay that I brought this over here. It is so relevant.

You know what? I love it that she was made to look like the moron she is. I love it that Tony was down there laughing his head off and clapping his hands.

His "stupidy", planned or not, finally gave Tony a little revenge for what she put him and the whole DWTS crew through.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Not trying to be snarky, but what's with Kate's smile lately? It seems that in most of her recent photos, as well as on DWTS, she has that odd-looking open mouth smile."

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Maybe TLC spent $10,000 on another professional dental job (whitening, veneers, etc)on her teeth, and she's under contract to flash them. If you look closely, you may find the dentist's business card inside.

Pattilynn said...

about kate's final performance....

sorry if this has been stated.. yes the (using the cherry picker-crane was odd (at best)

it appears to me that it got STUCK and they couldn't get her down. there is a brief shot of her looking down and shaking her head.

the fact that they all were laughing and NOT explaining what was so funny speaks volumes.

Pattilynn said...

o.k. I'm correcting myself... went to youtube... Tom does mention she was stuck... in a way. they sure enjoyed it didn't they.

PA G-ma said...

In regards to the new Kate+8 show, I really hope that K8 signed an iron-clad contract with MEGA BUCKS for herself.

That said, I hope the show struggles badly to get any sponsors and viewers on board. Let the lack of "profit on the backs of kids" hit TLC right in the pocket,where they may finally understand the harm that they are doing to these kids. Can anyone put a price on childhood? When it's gone, it's gone and there are no "retakes".

sunnydays said...

I will be surprised if the New! Improved! "K8+8" has any ratings staying power. I'm guessing some will tune in to see how much the kids have grown, but am doubting a sustainable number of viewers will continue to watch long term.

IMO, Kate's new show(s) may surely tank as viewers are going increasingly intolerant with TLC's 'reality families' ie the Duggars and Rolloffs. I think viewers are becoming wise to the fact that the premise of the above mentioned 'reality shows' are proving more and more to about entitled families participating in semi scripted, exploitive and self indulgent scenerios and less and less about an informative or relatable premise.

K8STFU said...

Someone asked in another thread why People keeps putting Kate on the cover. The answer is simple. It is money. People are buying the magazine when she is on the cover. If they were not, People would not put her on the cover. End of story.

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MomIAm:

Yes, $$$ is the incentive but not necessarily just from copies sold. People Mag is also on TLC's payroll, just like the paps from ROL. People Mag is always perpetuating K8's false image of the poor, struggling but incredibly organized supermom.

I cannot imagine that any issue featuring K8 is going to sell well. A year ago , no doubt, but most people are sick to death of her.

N.E. Psychologist said...

From a previous thread:
Dustilies said
Kate is already like a fifty- something barfly on a cruise ship wearing too much cheap jewelry and eager to tell long jokes that go nowhere or to sing showtunes acappella.
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Wow. You absolutely nailed it with that description. I'd like to add too much makeup, a bad "haircut/dye job" and clothes that are much too young.
I know a lot of folks disagree, but I think she used to be a pretty woman........ but NEVER an awesome mom.

kate can't do sh** said...

Watching the trailers for Kate plus 8, she's sitting on her famous couch acting like a movie star now. Her personality has gone Hollywood. She's cocky, arrogant, and feeling that she is unstoppable. She blahs us to death with pointless minutia. I don't give a damn about your kids and their little problems that you want to bore us with. By the way, Kate, they are getting plainer by the day. They will soon hit the dorky stage with big noses and zits. Just like you did. But you never came out of it. Maybe there is still hope for them. Bye Bye.

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

N.E. Psychologist said...
*snipped*
I know a lot of folks disagree, but I think she used to be a pretty woman........ but NEVER an awesome mom.

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ITA!
Try comparing the current picture on this blog with the one at Pimpmysextuplets.com. She really was pretty once upon a time.

Is her eyesight failing, or just her sanity?

jasmine said...

Now that it's been mentioned on this blog, TLC will film Kate and the kids on a 10 week summer battleship cruise with Captain Steve. Battleship Kate will be the entertainment every night, wearing her DWTS costumes and performing solo dance routines to her audience consisting of the kids and crew. The cruise will be to an uninhabited island, far away from lawmakers, legislatures, and watchdog groups. Only TLC's paid paparazzi will be tipped off to their location. Filming hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. daily.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Dustilies said: Kate is already like a fifty- something barfly on a cruise ship wearing too much cheap jewelry and eager to tell long jokes that go nowhere or to sing showtunes acappella.
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Wow. You absolutely nailed it with that description. I'd like to add too much makeup, a bad "haircut/dye job" and clothes that are much too young.
I know a lot of folks disagree, but I think she used to be a pretty woman........ but NEVER an awesome mom."

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Applause, applause for Dustilies and NY Psychologist! Wow, you both have nailed it!

I'd add the middle-ager trying to recapture her 20's with overly tanned and leatherized skin, ginormous breast implants, and hooker heels and minis. OH! And K8G's acapella Signature Song as a cruise ship barfly would be a truly tacky rendition of "MY Way"!

NOTHING is more pathetic looking than this.

Time for K8G to realize the bloom has been off her rose for quite awhile now, so time to accept this gracefully and with a modicum of class. If not for herself, than at least for the sake of her embarrassed kids.

And NE Psychologist, I agree that K8G used to be a naturally pretty woman. She's become scary looking with all that cosmetic road work. Scary and desperate.

dustilies said...

@NE Psychologist,
Loved your additions to the portrait of Kate.

I absolutely agree--I think Kate had a pretty face before she starting messing around with plastic surgery. Many of us can't pull off a short haircut, but she certainly did, back when it was just a little spiky, not the reverse exploding mullet. Or the white-blonde Barbie extensions.

Rose said...

I agree about TLC having some kind of financial hold on People Magazine. Every single cover story they do on Kate is positive, as in they allow her to do all the talking and put on the "woe is me" show. If money is the issue, why doesn't People do a "Jon Gosselin: My Side of the Story" article, or ask Kevin and Jodi to share a perspective that nobody else in the world has? Easy - because there is some kind of game involved that is all about Kate, so she gets to call all the shots and play martyr every time.

And Alicia, you raise a lot of valid questions. I wish I could answer them for you, but I'm as baffled as you are. That's how it always is with Kate: lots of questions, but very few answers. To add to your list...

1. Why did Mady have to be ridiculed by her parents about her teeth AND have a camera standing one inch in front of her face as she screamed and cried after having her ears pierced in Season 3's "Mady's Day"? If that was really intended to be her "special day" alone with her parents, they sure didn't refrain from embarrassing her and making fun of her. Good luck explaining that one to her when she's 25.

2. Why did Kate get away with staging Christmas Day for her kids back in Season 3? Why did she deem that an acceptable trick to play on 3 and 7-year-olds? And why did she sit on that couch and lament about how hard it is to stretch Christmas for eight kids when that living room floor was literally covered with Barbie dolls, American Girl clothes, action figures, dress up outfits for the girls, and countless other presents that some kids never seen over the span of 10 Christmases, let alone one? Did she and TLC assume that their audience was blind when they watched this episode? I can't think of a single person who would be able to say that those kids were ever deprived of anything but their privacy and dignity.

MickeyMcKean said...

Yesterday I stopped at a "hole in the wall" antique store and while I am walking the aisles I could hear the owner on the phone saying things like, "she claims she is a single mom ... says she has to work ... does it all by herself".

When she hangs up I said, "I'm sorry, I couldn't help but overhear ... by any chance were you talking about Kate Gosselin?"

After she stopped laughing she said, "No, but that is someone else I have a problem with every time she says she is a good mom!!!".

We both busted up and then compared our thoughts on Kate :)

Then this morning I am in Home Depot looking at new stoves. Salesman is pushing me to electronic stove top (with no wire burners) and I said, "I used to watch J&K+8 and I remember an episode where Kate's stove blew up when she put a lid on it" and he said, "I can't stand that woman!!!"

I busted up laughing!!! Then he said, "I could not stand how she talked to Jon ... how she cut ties with her own brother ... and she can't dance! Did you see her paso doble on DWTS!?!?"

I told him that if he has not seen it to google Jimmy Fallon. Then while I'm still laughing this guy continues on his tirade about Kate - fact is he was saying all the same things as my BF but this guy did not use the "c" word - must be because he was at work LOL.

He said, "I was tired of her going on and on about her damn kids and about her new shows on DWTS. Hey, did you know her new book is crap?"

While giggling I said, "I'm sure her time on DWTS will be her downfall because I think it was supposed to gain her new fans for her new shows but Kate herself screwed it up. Just be sure NOT to watch the new shows because if there are no viewers, there is no show!"

And then in unison we said, "it IS about the kids - they need to get off the TV".

He will NOT be watching and in fact he had no intention of watching the new shows.

Oh my as I'm tying this I realized something ... good thing this guy gave me his card as I am sure he will want to know when Al Walentis publishes his book about Jon and Kate!

Anyway, just thought this blog would want to know that I had two interesting interactions with complete strangers and yet we all agree that we are sick and tired of All Things Gosselin!

SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH KATE + 8!!!

Can't See Sheep said...

CityGirl said...

Why is it that whenever a "Helper" or Jon has the kids, they are able to handle the entire clan, ALONE? Yet, when Kate has them, she needs "helpers"? I have seen pics of a helper picking up the kids from the bus, alone. Jon, the same. Yet, Kate cannot or will not attempt this.
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I don't think kate functions well on her own.


Vanessa said...
J&K have willingly given all access to those kids, given their privacy to the public.
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They've pretty much done everything but hand their house keys to the pedofiles. I mean their kids quickly become very friendly & trusting with strangers, this is not a good thing in this day & age. Anyone can find their names & pretty much any info the want on them. All it takes is one very determined sicko & kate & Jon have made it so easy for one of their kids to be snatched. I hope it never happens, but they need to consider the safety of these kids a great deal more.

Canadian Mom said...

I'm turning 40 in a few days, so forgive my failing memory (ha)...

Anyone remember if the youngest kids were in Disneyland or Disneyworld on their ACTUAL birthday? I cannot remember...

I'm wondering if Kate will say during the filming "Well, Disney lets everyone in on their birthday FREE, so I had to take advantage of that to save money. You know how darn expensive these kids are."

Just a thought...

Canadian Mom said...

Can't See Sheep...
They've pretty much done everything but hand their house keys to the pedofiles. I mean their kids quickly become very friendly & trusting with strangers, this is not a good thing in this day & age. Anyone can find their names & pretty much any info the want on them. All it takes is one very determined sicko

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Exactly. If it hasn't happened already *shudder*

fidosmommy said...

I, too, found it unfortunate that we went along for the special days of each one of the children. Why couldn't those days have been just parents and child, alone, free to talk, laugh, and do whatever the child felt like doing? Why did it have to be recorded, especially since a couple of kids has somewhat traumatic days? Why did we tag along?

Answer: because if it were not for the show, there would have been no special days for the individual children. TLC came up
up with that idea, even though Kate told us differently.

Dumped on ebay? said...

Kate's book is really floundering. It is being sold on ebay for under $10 by overstock/discontinued buyout places where stores dump their overstock/unsellable inventory. I think it is officially a failure I've never seen a practically new release on a closeout like that so soon!

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Exactly. If it hasn't happened already *shudder*

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An absolutely horrible thought, but, sadly, not out of the realm of possibilities.

I wonder how much responsibility K8G will take for setting the stage for such a horrific possibility.

Canadian Mom said...

One more thing: TLC and Kate should watch "My Flesh and Blood"...

Both a heart-warming and heart-breaking look at REAL, SELFLESS giving to children in need...

How many physically and mentally challenged children could have been given one trip to Disneyland, instead of the 3 trips spent on the Gosselin kids?

The rich keep getting richer, while the poor, well, we all know what happens to the poor and disadvantaged...*sigh*

K8STFU said...

Re the kids' safety :

We all know each child's name. I always thought it so ridiculous that K8 made such a show of putting duct tape to cover the names on the backpacks before trodding through the airport. Queenie then explained that she didn't want people to see the names and call out to them. Um, you pimp your kids on a nationally televised show, Einstein. Everyone already knows their names, duct tape won't do a darn thing.


We all know where the kids go to school ,where the bus stop is and the kids' schedules. BTW,I am just baffled that none of the other parents have put a stop to K8's shenanigans at the bus stop. If that were my child's locale, there would be h8ll to pay.

We all know that the guard dogs are gone. The only "guard" at the house is Stevie boy and he is too busy guarding Queenie's suite and her handbag collection. The kids are on the opposite side of the house IIRC.

There are thousands of YT clips of the kids that have been created by crazy sheeple. There are FB and Twitter pages dedicated to loving ( and hating, mostly poor Mady) the kids and K8.

And finally, there are Seasons 1,2 and 3 on DVD which have the unsterilized versions of what was shown during the original airings. TLC has since cut out many of the questionable scenes or stopped airing them altogether, too much evidence against K8.


And, regarding K8's last words in the latest People article, I am just speechless. ( K8 said something about working hard so that the kids could have happy childhoods).

enoughalready said...

Did anyone catch Inside Edition when Niecy said Kate contacted her and told her how she loved her (Niecy's) dancing and that she wanted Niecy to teach her to dance like how BLACK people dance. And Niecy emphasized "black" people. Niecy is an african american woman in case you didnt know. Eyebrows were raised!

moo said...

And why did she sit on that couch and lament about hard it is to stretch Christmas for eight kids when that living room floor was literally covered with Barbie dolls, American Girl clothes, action figures, dress up outfits for the girls, and countless other presents that some kids never seen over the span of 10 Christmases, let alone one? Did she and TLC assume that their audience was blind when they watched this episode?"
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Rose you make an excellent point.
I remember this episode and wondered how Kate could sit there (after having received so much from the community and getting several thousands for each episode filmed) and say it would always be hard at xmas with 8 kids.

Come on Kate, the kids were treated all year long , getting stuff at each extravagant field trip-they sure has tons of disney stuff,
then xmas gifts from friends/relatives/neighbours, plus im sure employer TLC would have gotten them gifts,
plus businesses would send to them just because they are on tv ( i understand this happens ) and dont forget the loyal fans..

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

on the ad for kate plus at at discovery cove, is it colin? who is screaming MY SHOE MY SHOE! he knew how his mother would explode when she found out that his shoe was missing. he was in severe panic mode! and i heard what it sounded like a gentle crew memner say, I got it. also mady, is in severe distress trying to take that wetsuit of and is so miserable about the heat. then when she is finished they show all te kids going t the water and she has a swimsuit on and is relaxed and smiling. she looks like she has taken something to calm down. i hope this is not what happened.
remember kate is a nurse and can get meds.
Please God rescue thes kids.

I'll have another lite beer said Jon... said...

also kate said she was alone on this trip she was a helper down. i don't believe her. she is accustomed to a huge entourage and she will have it no other way. it is possible she and steve flew down on a different flight than the kids, because she has down it a couple of times before. she is not alone! the ENTIRE TLC CREW is with her, INTERNS, GOPHERS, ASSISTANTS, and last by not least STEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

She is despicable!

lukebandit

dustilies said...

Can't See Sheep wrote...
They've pretty much done everything but hand their house keys to the pedofiles. I mean their kids quickly become very friendly & trusting with strangers, this is not a good thing in this day & age. Anyone can find their names & pretty much any info the want on them.
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Sheep, I'm with you. J and K's apparent lack of attention to the safety of the kids is very worrisome. Someone reported here that Alexis (or another girl tup) greeted a returning cameraman with the news that she had a secret to share with him. This is such a bright red flag to me. If it isn't attachment disorder (child trying to compensate for fragile or broken bonds with parents by being overly friendly, charming and manipulative with strangers), then it is certainly a sign that this girl is very much at risk for molestation.

I know that may sound harsh to anyone who hasn't known such a child. But pedophiles seek out emotionally needy kids like this (not that all their victims are somehow "sick"or blameworthy) because they are so eager to please adults that they are easily manipulated and silenced.

If I know where the house is, where the kids sleep, and that the German Shepherds are gone, and that there is an alarm system that I could pretty easily find the brand of, and that nannies are alone with the kids while KG gets a "bodyguard"--what might an obsessed pedophile find?

Could there be secret bodyguards and security systems in place? I don't think J and K are very good at keeping any kind of secret, nor are they very good at listening to experienced professionals in any field, be it solar panels, child safety, or a child's mental health.

moo said...

enoughalready said... Did anyone catch Inside Edition when Niecy said Kate contacted her and told her how she loved her (Niecy's) dancing and that she wanted Niecy to teach her to dance like how BLACK people dance. And Niecy emphasized "black" people. Niecy is an african american woman in case you didnt know. Eyebrows were raised!
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i do not like this phrase, but it is appropriate here.

"WTF"

kate is cukoo...

enoughalready said...

My apologies - its "The Insider" hosted by Lara Spencer not Inside Edition.

Blogger enoughalready said...

Did anyone catch Inside Edition when Niecy said Kate contacted her and told her how she loved her

wahhhhh I'm down a helper said...

sunnydays said...
I will be surprised if the New! Improved! "K8+8" has any ratings staying power. I'm guessing some will tune in to see how much the kids have grown, but am doubting a sustainable number of viewers will continue to watch long term.

IMO, Kate's new show(s) may surely tank as viewers are going increasingly intolerant with TLC's 'reality families' ie the Duggars and Rolloffs. I think viewers are becoming wise to the fact that the premise of the above mentioned 'reality shows' are proving more and more to about entitled families participating in semi scripted, exploitive and self indulgent scenerios and less and less about an informative or relatable premise.
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You are exactly right. We are two years and then some into a recession which has affected everyone in one way or another. Will someone (even a sheeple) want to watch Khate and the kids go on yet another outrageously expensive vacation? Watch more galavanting on the front yard of their million dollar manse? And as far as TwistedKate, TLC is really grasping at straws there. They know she has that element of deluded superfans and they want to capitilize on that somehow. But we all know Kate is no actress and she has zero tolerance for commonfolk. The book tanking is a positive sign, I predict the shows will tank as well. However, I wouldn't be surprized if Kate *still* wouldn't go away, she will scratch and claw to keep her "fame" no matter how slimy it may be.

GoPoshGo said...

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...
"[Mady] looks like she has taken something to calm down. i hope this is not what happened.
remember kate is a nurse and can get meds."

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Unless Kate is a “nurse practitioner” (which she’s NOT) she cannot prescribe any medications for anyone – family or otherwise. Her nursing certificate allows her to administer medications to patients which are prescribed by the patients’ doctor. She can also give her kids meds that their pediatrician orders for them. But she has no power to obtain “prescription” drugs on her own. She can give the kids the same over-the-counter stuff the rest of us moms have access to, but Kate cannot order prescription meds for anyone, much less her own kids. I haven’t seen the clip, but my guess is that Mady either exhausted herself to the point of submission, or Kate gave her some Benedryl. Let’s just hope it hasn’t come to the point that the Gosselin kids have actually been prescribed anti-depressants or other sedatives by their pediatrician (which Kate, as the mom -- not the "nurse" -- would be free to administer).

Let's all remember, Kate does NOT have a four-year, college nursing degree. She has a certificate from a hospital nursing program. NOT the same thing. And, at the nursing level, only Nurse Practioners can write prescriptions -- Nurse Practioners have to earn Masters Degrees in nursing. Kate is a world away from any such qualification.

fidosmommy said...

I don't think that Alexis had a "secret" to share with the cameraman. The article said they shared a secret HANDSHAKE with her buddy - a fist bump.

Monster Mommy said...

@ Jasmine...

My dear, another great post.

(Re: Kate's Cruise Ship)- We used to sail to Catalina Island... My sis' and I. My hubby would yell out orders to us, all the way from Long Beach; so we'd "weather the storm". Wonderful memories, even if you are not crowned El Capitan, and just First Mate!

Matters of Privacy said...

Vanessa (snipped), "Jon said SOME DAY his kids would google him. What about TODAY? How many are googling YOUR KIDS right now?"
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I know the google-earth-type of thing you're talking about: zillow.com. I never saw them do it but they took a photo from the air of our backyard (including the back of our house) and then, on the drive-by, got our car even in the picture, which totally creeps me out. My husband says nothing is private anymore, at least on the web.

This can all make you want to go hide away in a mountain cabin somewhere to feel safe. Like, next time your kid gets a photo in the local town newspaper for pitching a good Little League game, is some weirdo clipping it and sticking it on his wall? I think somebody posed a question to Rosie O'Donnell about this, as she's famous for posting pix of her kids on her website, and she decided to just stand up to the fear and not let it dominate (like also taking her kids out in public). I'm not comparing her to Kate at all, of course; there IS no comparison. Rosie seems to be a good, protective mom and doesn't use her kids to make money.

On another side of things, I have an observation. I've been away from GWoP a lot lately because of family illness, so DWTS was hit & miss, etc. What's interesting is that, being on the sidelines, and just catching bits and pieces of commentary about Kate since she's so visible right now, it seems that the mood "out there" is largely anti-Kate like never before. There are a lot of really smart commentators and columnists who know who she is now, but it hasn't worked to her advantage; she's just made herself more unlikeable. Her attitude is really NOT enjoyable. I saw part of that ridiculous DWTS finale which featured her and it was joke-worthy but I also felt she was making a mockery of the show which I'm sure the producers didn't appreciate...and it's also insulting to not just the cast but also the audience. So, I don't think she scored too many points on this latest little venture. I seriously, SERIOUSLY think her long-extended five minutes of fame are almost over. We're going to be free before you know it! Wish I could be saying the same for her eight kids.

Momof2 said...

remember kate is a nurse and can get meds.
Please God rescue thes kids.
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Kate is not a practicing nurse anywhere and has no access to meds...she cannot write prescriptions either.

Just a Man's View said...

No man is ever, going to want Kate. She has nothing to offer.
Eight kids. Terrible personality. Self importance. On the outside, she is far worse looking. My guess is a lonely spinster woman.

silimom said...

Will someone (even a sheeple) want to watch Khate and the kids go on yet another outrageously expensive vacation?

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Yes. The sheeple (and others) will tune in because they can live vicariously through Kate. Some will tune in to watch the train wreck. Some will tune in because watching Kate makes them feel better about themselves - the old "I may have issues but I'm not THAT bad" and it's a guilty pleasure.

A lot of people do want to be Kate - or the Kardashians, or Kendra or host of other reality show "stars". They want an easy way out of their troubles. They look at these people and think (and hope) "Hey, that could be me!". As we all know, reality tv isn't reality at all - it's pure escapism. The hook is that because these are "real" people and not actors, the viewer can place themselves in this person's shoes because they can "relate" to them. This person came from everyday, run of the mill Anywhere, U.S.A. just like me and if they can do it maybe so I can I.

Kate's show will succeed, at least in the short term. Bottom line, who cares? It won't last.

In the mean time, support child advocacy groups. They are people truly worth your time. Kate isn't.

Jane in California said...

CantSeeSheep said:

I don't think kate functions well on her own.

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What a marvelous understatement! :)

All snarking aside on my part, there really is something wrong with Kate. She cannot function and interact with the rest of the world. I don't think she was ever particularly good at social skills, but pre-TLC, she had to interact and occasionally put on a polite demeanor, etc.

But with the advent of money and Stevie-boy, and other handlers, much of that has been removed from her shoulders. She's gotten rusty at even basic social skills.

As I've said before, I am waiting for the time when Kate no longer has the funds to pay for a personal barrier between her and the world.

BTW, is that story really true that Kate supposedly asked Niecy Nash to teach her how to dance like a black person? Did Niecy really relate that story during an interview?

Maybe Kate ought to focus on learning how to be human before she even tackles the monumental task of trying to dance in a square without looking like Frankenstein's monster.

maggie said...

Tony was the backstage interviewer for Extra like Kate was for ET during DWTS. They showed a very brief clip where Tony and Kate are standing together and Tony has the Extra mic in his hand. Kate grabs the mic from him and says, "I am better than you, so give me the mic". It was horrible and wasn't funny in the least. Tony asked her one question about her new show and Kate answered the name, time, and date and then says to Tony, "and you better watch". Tony just shooked his head.

Can't See Sheep said...

dustilies said...
Someone reported here that Alexis (or another girl tup) greeted a returning cameraman with the news that she had a secret to share with him. This is such a bright red flag to me. If it isn't attachment disorder (child trying to compensate for fragile or broken bonds with parents by being overly friendly, charming and manipulative with strangers), then it is certainly a sign that this girl is very much at risk for molestation.
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Yes! I found that very frightening. Children should not have secrets with adults unless they're adults who have been known for sometime & are trusted by they family. I think kate only thinks of kate, oh look Alexis has a friend that's even less time kate has to spend with one of them. Yet another person to watch her children while she's off playing with her pretty pink phone. IMO these children have been so well set up by their parents to be molested/ abused it's not funny. Unless they've passed a background check then no adult crew member should be having any one on one time with the kids, never mind a secret with one of them. But TLC would rather hire a lobbyist than keep the kids safe, sick.

They really need to be shut down until they can get their priorities right. Their "we're above the law" attitude needs to be taken down several pegs. As John Gotti could tell them if he was alive, the teflon lasts for only so long, because even he ended up in jail. Nothing lasts forever, they'd do well to learn it, before they're shown it. I hope that if anything bad happens to one of these kids they can then turn around & sue TLC for all they're worth, because they couldn't be bothered to find out if one of their crew was a pedophile or registered sex offender.

We know where the house is, we can guess at a rough layout of it from the show, photos & the satellite shot. Pedophiles are great at casing out an area when they're on the "prowl". It's frightening how good they are at knowing their victims & the world around that victim, it gives me the chills. The seasoned ones, so to speak, make me think of the major serial killers like Bundy & Dahmer with how good they are at understanding who they're going after & how to get to them. Right now as things stand, a very determined pedophile would have little problem in abducting one of these kids, IMO, & I really hope nothing like that ever happens.

grannyoftwo said...

wahhhhh I'm down a helper said...
sunnydays said...
I will be surprised if the New! Improved! "K8+8" has any ratings staying power. I'm guessing some will tune in to see how much the kids have grown, but am doubting a sustainable number of viewers will continue to watch long term.

I hope you are right..but I am afraid that there are still people out there..including a whole bunch right on this very site who cannot help themselves from watching anything Kate. You just sit back and wait. The morning after the first show there will be dozens of you on this very board who will post that they just had to watch or were flipping through the channels but...yeah right..anyone who watches her at this point is a fan and nothing more. No excuses.

1momski said...

I nominate the funniest screen name award to......I wish Jon would drink lite beer!
Thanks, I needed the laugh!

K8STFU said...

I, too, found it unfortunate that we went along for the special days of each one of the children. Why couldn't those days have been just parents and child, alone, free to talk, laugh, and do whatever the child felt like doing? Why did it have to be recorded, especially since a couple of kids has somewhat traumatic days? Why did we tag along?

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Hi fidosmommy-

We, the viewing public can tag along but K8 can't. If you remember K8 did not go on ANY of the boys' special days.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Waah!I'mDownAHelper: (I remember this episode, so laugh at your name!):

Yes, K8G's need to feel important and special are so great that I am with you on that one, that she will claw and bare those Chicklet teeth of hers in order to guard her 'fame'. (Too bad she doesn't spend this much energy in guarding her kids and their privacy.)


We are lucky that K8G does NOT have the bod for sleazy adult movies, because I would not put it past her to take this route in order stay 'known' and on camera.

Lordie bee, what will become of a woman with a brain so small and pathologies so large and encompassing?

I've reached this conclusion: any individual who is willing to put themselves and, especially, their minor aged kids who do not have a real vote about the matter, on 'reality' is exactly the type of person I do NOT want to see or learn any more about. I think willingness to appear as a 'reality' 'star!' is a big red flag that person is NOT someone I'd care to know, muchless befriend.

"Reality" tv, you've reached your zenith awhile ago, and it is now time for you to shuffle off stage permanently. Please take the likes of Kate Gosselin with you on that Train to Oblivion.

Bonnie said...

The Today Show Sunday edition just announced that Khate will be on next Sunday. Thinking a road trip might be in order.

dontgetittwisted said...

also kate said she was alone on this trip she was a helper down.

IMO, The 'helper' that Kate is referring to is Jon. Regardless, good ol' Stevie the body gaurd ,the TLC film and production crew, as well as, the numerous unseen individuals were there to manage Kate's lack of parenting skills.

LP said...

Canadian Mom said...
I'm turning 40 in a few days, so forgive my failing memory (ha)...

Anyone remember if the youngest kids were in Disneyland or Disneyworld on their ACTUAL birthday? I cannot remember...
I'm wondering if Kate will say during the filming "Well, Disney lets everyone in on their birthday FREE, so I had to take advantage of that to save money. You know how darn expensive these kids are."
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They were in PA on their actual birthday because Jon picked them up at the bus stop and they spent time with him....so I guess kate can't claim that they got in free because it was their birthday.

Livvy said...

Can't find the Insider article with Niecy. Please post the link.

How ignorant can one individual get???

NoUse4Kate said...

grannyoftwo said:

"I hope you are right..but I am afraid that there are still people out there..including a whole bunch right on this very site who cannot help themselves from watching anything Kate."


I don't believe that the ones who have been posting here and reading here for ages will be doing that, I know that I will not be. The ones that just come here to hate on kate from time to time and really don't care about the children too much will probably tune in.

BTW, I am glad that the mods won't be recapping the show.

wahhhh i'm down a helper said...

grannyoftwo said..... hope you are right..but I am afraid that there are still people out there..including a whole bunch right on this very site who cannot help themselves from watching anything Kate. You just sit back and wait. The morning after the first show there will be dozens of you on this very board who will post that they just had to watch or were flipping through the channels but...yeah right..anyone who watches her at this point is a fan and nothing more. No excuses.
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Not me! As a PA resident, the Gosselins have been causing me to throw up a little bit in my mouth for the last six years. Their obvious agenda, their shameless greed and frequent inability to mask their disapointment over donations that didn't meet their high standards pissed me off right from the start. I can honestly say I never watched the show. What I wish I could say is that I could totally boycott TLC. Sometimes I find myself flipping channels, find an interesting show, and rats! It's on TLC. We're not a Nielsen family or anything but it still bothers me. I'm getting there. Their stupid and grating summer promos with the cake boss in the pool, etc. are making it much easier.


I still stand by my prediction that Kate's shows will not do well. However, this is a double-edged sword. She is NOT going back to being a regular person, no way no how. If America gets sick of her, my next fear is that she carts the kids to CA and tries to push them into a Disney or Nickelodeon show. The woman is literally like an antibiotic resistant super infection.

Kate-go-away said...

I caught the promotions for Kate+8 this morning and I saw how irritable the kids were - Joel screaming about his shoe, Mady trying to tear off her life jacket. Kate uses the excuse that they need a nap - they are too old for naps! When my family use to travel we would get up early go to the beach or something - go mellow out for a few hours and then go out in the early evening. Most people do this when they have kids to avoid the strong afternoon sun.

Kate's kids have to film until they get it right so when they start complaining she uses the nap issue. I think her kids have become accustom to people at their beck and call to wait on their every need. I feel bad for them for having to work but at the same time I think they are probably becoming a lot like their mother. Afterall, children learn through immitation. Mady probably calmed down, not because she was medicated but because she was promised some material thing.

I will not be watching her show. Like many people, the economy has hit my family hard and we have not had a vacation in three years. I feel bad for my kids and the last thing I want to do is watch the Gosselins go on first class vacations and whine about everything along the way.

Also, I think "Twist of Kate" is just propaganda to make the public think she is doing her own show without the kids then sneaking in these "specials". Even TLC knows nobody would watch that show!

Lucy said...

Ohio Buckeye said: ..."what will become of a woman with a brain so small ... "

Yup. If Khate were any dumber, she'd have to be watered twice a week.

Minka's Tail said...

Here is the upcoming episode list I have received psychically from beyond. I think, if my spiritual advisors are right, these kids should soon have their childhoods returned to them.

1. Expensive Theme Park Nobody Else Can Afford
2. Expensive Trip part 2
3. Cross promotion of another show
4. Trip to the dentist
5. Trip to the periodontist
6. Trip to the orthodontist
7. Trip to the TMJ specialist
8. Camping in the backyard
9. Camping in the side yard
10. Camping in the front yard
11. Decorating a cake
12. Or cupcakes
13. Or pies
14. Or something non-edible
15. Promote those expensive toys!
16, Hey, it's time for another expensive trip!
17. Visit to a horse farm
18. Visit to a mule farm
19. Visit to a donkey farm
20. Hmm, we're so tired from the horses/donkeys/mules, we need an all expense-paid trip to a luxury resort you non-celebrities can only dream of!

There is nothing really interesting about this family any more. It's fascinating to see how a loving couple deals with a huge crew of babies. It's not so interesting to see mobile children walking around. IF there are no scandals, divorces or fights, the whole thing should fizzle quickly. I think another trip to the dentist will do more for the Gosselin kids than anything Paul Peterson or Rep. Murt could ever hope for, or than any boycott could do.

IDModo said...

I have to watch at least one episode of Kate+8 in order to file a complaint with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. They need to know the time and date of the show, the channel it was on, and that you have actually seen it.After that I will never watch it again.I hope my fellow Canadian bloggers will also file a complaint with the CBSC. Go to their website for details.
Unfortunately they only allow you to complain about current shows, not reruns, or I would have done it long since.
In my complaint I will bring up past behaviour and try to tie it in with the present - it's all exploitation!

Pamela said...

I will not watch the show. Even the commercials are lies, Khate is not alone. Take a look at this.http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2010/05/for_the_past_three_years.html

Laurie said...

I will be watching America's Next Food Network Star. It comes on the same time as k+8. I have not watched anything on tlc for over a year.

As far as twist of k8 goes, I don't think that there's really a show at all. I think that they filmed the one episode where she was slinging hash in some diner and tlc is promising more. Let's face it, if she were flying all over the country filming this show as she claims word would have leaked out by now in the form of someone telling a relative on the phone and that person telling someone else, etc., etc., etc. It's all just promises to k8 from tlc because we all really know that the only thing that they wantis the kids - and not to be mean or anything, but the kids aren't those cute toddlers anymore. People can photoshop all they want to make the kids and k8 look better, but the cameras will roll and the camera doesn't lie.

Life on a Golden Platter said...

For anyone holding out hope for the sheeple -

From Z onTV:

"Kids in these kinds of shows are not having a childhood, and you don't have to be a scientist to know what's going to happen to some of them as they get older," says Dr. Michael Brody, a Silver Spring psychiatrist and chairman of the Television and Media Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "It can be a real disaster for them."

Sheeple response:

"Disaster? Going to Disney and all the places most kids never get to see is a disaster? Giving them the opportunites most never get is a disaster? Living their lives is a disaster? I cannot get over the sense of entitlement these people have in telling others how to raise their kids".

Even more telling:

" It's been so great to see the kids again. Did you see how big Aiden got? I swear I feel like a proud aunt. I forgot how much I missed those kids"

Midnight Serenade said...

"I don't think kate functions well on her own."

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I think I'd omit the word, "well."

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Yup. If Khate were any dumber, she'd have to be watered twice a week."

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LOL!!!! I'm guessing TLC is very happy that K8G is as dumb and needy for attention, because she's so easily manipulated to do whatever TLC wants, in the hopes that TLC will continue their promotion of her 'talents' (I laugh as I type that word in conjunction with Kate Gosselin!).

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: the promo showing irritable kids and K8G blaming on their need for a nap (?!): Isn't it interesting that irritability is the overall reaction of the kids on camera, while their mother would have us believe they were 'devastated' when unable to continue filming. Methinks K8G is a great example of a pathological liar.

Chris said...

wahhhh i'm down a helper said...

I still stand by my prediction that Kate's shows will not do well. However, this is a double-edged sword. She is NOT going back to being a regular person, no way no how. If America gets sick of her, my next fear is that she carts the kids to CA and tries to push them into a Disney or Nickelodeon show. The woman is literally like an antibiotic resistant super infection
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I hope she does come out here and try that. If by any chance she does manage to get any of them onto a show, the contract will have to get by a judge. Word from my friend at the courthouse is that all the judges detest her so the contract will have to be as strict as legally allowed to protect the children. For starters, there will be no "lump sum payment" for the family.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"...The woman is literally like an antibiotic resistant super infection."

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You are so right. K8G is cockroach-like fight for survival, which, for her, is never-ending attention and $$$.

TLC really ought to consider changing the title of "Twist of K8" to "Mrs. MRSA", after the lingering, miserable infection that is difficult to get rid of.

Unknown Writer said...

TV too Toxic for me:

"IMO they have simply changed tactics from trying to paint her as her previous images, and have moved onward to capitalizing on K8G as a laughable (not in a good way) buffoon. Simply one more reinvention of Katie Irene. Whatever sells."

Like coachroaches Kate will indeed survive. No matter how badly Kate behaves the media keeps repeating the same mantras, "Kate is a single mother with 8 kids". "Kate has an ex-husband who chases skirts and doesn't provide for his family). It actually is amazing! The View, ET the Insider, everytime someone makes a negative remark about Kate, wait a second and it is immediately followed by one of these mantras. Kate Gosselin is simply a version of Bridezilla with children. Bridezilla's horrendous behavior to family, friends and wedding vendors is viewed as acceptable because she is going to be a BRIDE. Kates behavior to family, friends and vendors is okay because SHE HAS EIGHT KIDS, AND A NO GOOD EX HUSBAND. it is pretty much the same show except Bridezilla cast 2 different brides for each episode and K+8 have only one Kate. For whatever reason we as a nation have not only become accepting of toxic individuals, we reward and pander to them. DWTS, ET, The Insider, The View are only a handful of shows that promote not only Kate Gosselin, but one after another Toxic Individual. Kate will indeed survive. Bitchy Kate is far more marketable than Nice Kate expecially on cable where beside advertisers then receive money from cable companies regardless if their viewers watch or not.
For me I am done with all television programing that makes me sick.

Unknown Writer said...

TV too Toxic for me:

"IMO they have simply changed tactics from trying to paint her as her previous images, and have moved onward to capitalizing on K8G as a laughable (not in a good way) buffoon. Simply one more reinvention of Katie Irene. Whatever sells."

Like coachroaches Kate will indeed survive. No matter how badly Kate behaves the media keeps repeating the same mantras, "Kate is a single mother with 8 kids". "Kate has an ex-husband who chases skirts and doesn't provide for his family). It actually is amazing! The View, ET the Insider, everytime someone makes a negative remark about Kate, wait a second and it is immediately followed by one of these mantras. Kate Gosselin is simply a version of Bridezilla with children. Bridezilla's horrendous behavior to family, friends and wedding vendors is viewed as acceptable because she is going to be a BRIDE. Kates behavior to family, friends and vendors is okay because SHE HAS EIGHT KIDS, AND A NO GOOD EX HUSBAND. it is pretty much the same show except Bridezilla cast 2 different brides for each episode and K+8 have only one Kate. For whatever reason we as a nation have not only become accepting of toxic individuals, we reward and pander to them. DWTS, ET, The Insider, The View are only a handful of shows that promote not only Kate Gosselin, but one after another Toxic Individual. Kate will indeed survive. Bitchy Kate is far more marketable than Nice Kate expecially on cable where beside advertisers then receive money from cable companies regardless if their viewers watch or not.
For me I am done with all television programing that makes me sick.

Snerk said...

Kate whining that she is a "helper down" is so telling of her attitude toward Jon - slave not helpmeet or partner. Also the lying liar wants us to believe that she didn't make TLC hire at least three people such as nannies and production assistants to replace what Jon did on all the trips? Get with the real program, Katie dear. We know the children have minders and you do nothing once the camera is off of you.

N.E. Psychologist said...

From Life on a Golden Platter: " Did you see how big Aiden got?"

I would think that the sheeple would learn how to spell the names of "their" favorite kids. It's Aaden.

Canadian Mom said...

so I guess kate can't claim that they got in free because it was their birthday.
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Thanx LP!! We know all know they got in free anyway, don't we??

Aunt Chris said...

To kart (bad choice of words, sorry) the kids off to CA and hit up Disney or Nickelodeon, she'd have to have money. I doubt that TLC would provide the means for that, and I doubt she's saved any up to do with without sponsorship.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Mrs. MRSA" -- more like Mrs. NF (Necrotizing fasciitis)...flesh eating bacteria.

Missy said...

grannyoftwo said...

I hope you are right..but I am afraid that there are still people out there..including a whole bunch right on this very site who cannot help themselves from watching anything Kate. You just sit back and wait. The morning after the first show there will be dozens of you on this very board who will post that they just had to watch or were flipping through the channels but...yeah right..anyone who watches her at this point is a fan and nothing more. No excuses.
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You are exactly right!! I'm NOT watching and I hope others don't either. Not "just once" or "just a few minutes" but NOT AT ALL!

enoughalready said...

I wish I had a link to Niecy's statement but I watched it on TV not online. It was the Behind the scenes of the finale. They get to interview the winners, runnerups, etc, and Niecy on the panel had her 20 seconds to tell us her aftershow experiences. She quickly mentioned how KG caught up with her and kate said she complimented her and invited her over to her house, meet her kids, etc and in Niecy's imitable ways, she made it a point of emphasizing what KG said to her. It was such a "gasp jaw dropping moment" and Lara introduced the next topic as solemly as she could.
This woman - KG - is very capable of such stupid comments and thats why she is always scripted on air. She is the height of ignorance.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Standing ovation for Unknown Writer! Great post!

WHY has tv's standards continued to plumment?

WHY must tv be so incredibly dumbed down?

WHEN will the pendulum swing back away from the whole incredibly vapid 'reality' format???

BeDoneNow said...

Minka's Tail said...
Here is the upcoming episode list I have received psychically from beyond. I think, if my spiritual advisors are right, these kids should soon have their childhoods returned to them.

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you are right on the MONEY with this. I predict one of the expensive trips will be a cruise. If someone upthread already thought of that, I apologize.

....although maybe not a cruise after all. Kate confined on a ship with her own children and nowhere to hide? That wont be pretty.

I wonder if the 9 year olds will be allowed to be interviewed this time around...

I know many of you still watch TLC and many of you will watch the children's show. I wonder how the 6 year old tups will measure up in maturity, language, self-care, etc with the twins when they were 5 years old on the first special? I wont be watching at all, but I know GWoPers will be able to spot the differences and help educate the sheeple.

Lorrie said...

Kate's new book is indeed tanking. Most of Amazon's customer reviews are scathing. Naturally, to combat the truth, TLC seems to have hired interns specifically to post 5 star reviews seldom longer than a line or two. These fake reviews, written by people who sadly have little command of the English language, all endorse Kate as the best writer, mom, human etc.

Unfortunately, they drive up the average number of stars the book is receiving. Whenever a one star (intelligent) review is written, three more falsified five star reviews are sure to follow.

Jenny said...

Yup, I recall Niecy saying on The Insider that K8 had approached her with compliments and also just happened to mention (yeah right) how much she enjoyed her stint on The Insider with Niecy (hint, hint). That of course was followed up with the "playdate" invitation to Niecy to come to the McMansion. I'm sure it's all under the guise of friendship but those who know K8's track record of manipulation and sneakiness, know perfectly well what her real motive is. She wants to stay in touch with real celebrities and somehow ride on their coattails to possible new gigs. Oh my lord, does she really think we're all idiots and can't see through her? Niecy is a pretty sharp cookie so if she hasn't already figured it out, it won't take her long once she's in Her Highness's presence for any length of time.

And btw, the latest photo of K8 at Radar really captures the woman's true self...she's frowning and looking mean, mad, miserable and unhappy. I'm sure it's because she's not getting paid for this particular photo, otherwise she'd be grinning maniacally from ear to ear.

Pamela, thanks for posting the link to that article. Wow, it does sound like the folks who make the laws in PA are finally getting an understanding of what really goes on in reality tv and how kids are used for profit. It's really encouraging to know that those brave & concerned folks who spoke up there are actually being heard. Kudos to them!

Midnight Serenade said...

"....although maybe not a cruise after all. Kate confined on a ship with her own children and nowhere to hide? That wont be pretty."

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TLC would probably film the kids throwing up and she'd be snapping pictures of their first cruise ship seasick vomit...for all posterity.

GoPoshGo said...

I’m beyond disgusted right now. Just saw a full-page TLC-sponsored ad for "Kate+8". The entire page consisted of 2 elements: a photo of Kate and the kids around a giant 8, and one simple headline above them all in enormous letters: "The Kids are Back!"

And there you have it, folks, straight from the horse's mouth – or a$$, in the case of TLC. That is all TLC has ever been interested in since the end of JK+8. They know the only reason any of those proud "auntie" Sheeple will tune in is to see the kids again. And so TLC threatened, strong-armed, and finally manipulated Jon into allowing the kids to be filmed again. Jon should get his own reality show out of the whole ordeal: "Twisted Balls." To see TLC flaunt the fruits of their manipulation in that ad was positively sickening.

I agree with the poster (sorry, I'm forgetting who said it!) who thinks that "Twist of Kate" is just a half-hearted sham that TLC and Kate used as a "filler" until they could get Jon to cave and bring the "+8" back on the air. As others have noted, the only show in production seems to be "Kate+8."

Back when JK+8 went off the air, I actually gained a modicum of respect for Kate when I first read that she was moving on to other projects with TLC. I still thought of her as a talentless ego-maniac who would do anything to be in the spotlight – which is an annoying personality trait, for sure, but one that doesn’t *have* to impact the kids. Then I read about TLC’s efforts to get the kids back on the air. It’s a rhetorical question, but WHY can’t Kate just move on and do a show that doesn’t involve the kids? Why isn’t “Twist of Kate” – along with all of her other gigs (DWTS, ET, etc. etc) ENOUGH??? Why continue to force the kids to work, and to expose their personal lives on national TV? There is simply no good (or defensible) reason. I wish an interviewer would pose this question to Kate. She’s had a windfall of opportunities – isn’t it time for the kids to just be regular kids?

Yes, we all know the answer is that Kate has no discernible talents to offer. She can’t act, dance, cook, write, interview, or organize (despite her claims of being OCD). The only way to drag in an audience is to dangle the multiple multiples out for the world to ogle. What TLC fails to realize, though, is that the litter of kids was interesting SIX years ago when everyone was amazed at how a seemingly nice couple from small-town PA managed to care for toddler twins and newborn sextuplets. However, all of the “struggle” that was so compelling in the first “special” is a thing of the past. Fast-forward 6 years, and we have a family who live in a McMansion on 20+ acres, whose EIGHT kids attend an exclusive, private school, who receive countless free vacations, clothes, etc. etc. The latest incarnation of the show will no doubt be a travel log of all the wonderful vacations the Gosselin kids are forced to take with their overbearing mother, or other extra-special opportunities that the average person will never have the chance to experience. This family is just no longer relatable to their original viewing audience. They’re not struggling to manage anything (childcare, finances, space for all family members, vacations, clothes, food) – everything is (and has been for the past few years) HANDED to them. Good luck, TLC, in trying to find the hook that will make this a family anyone will feel any connection to anymore.

PJ's momma said...

I was out of the country for 8 days and it was Gosselin free! Nobody knows who she is, and how I wish that was the case here. Anyway, I was looking at gossip sites and saw the People cover and the newest pics on ROL. What a contrast, eh? All smiles (open mouthed no less) when she gets to talk about herself yet again, and all scowls coming out of the nail salon. I wonder if she ever forgot one of those appointments, with the tough year she's had. Also, how many Fit Flops does one person need? I have a pair and find them cumbersome and I regret spending the $65 on them. I've seen at least two sparkly pair and the pink pair today with that horrendously horrendous skirt were just 'too too.' At least there are several views of them, as she is crafting out in the front yard instead of the back steps. It's all so laughable really! She just comes off so very desperate.

Jane in California said...

Minka's Tail said:
8. Camping in the backyard
9. Camping in the side yard
10. Camping in the front yard
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lol! You nailed it! The kids' theme song?

Screeching to the left of us screeching to the right
Here we are, stuck in the middle with you

Momof2 said...

NoUse4Kate said...

grannyoftwo said:

"I hope you are right..but I am afraid that there are still people out there..including a whole bunch right on this very site who cannot help themselves from watching anything Kate."


I don't believe that the ones who have been posting here and reading here for ages will be doing that, I know that I will not be. The ones that just come here to hate on kate from time to time and really don't care about the children too much will probably tune in.

BTW, I am glad that the mods won't be recapping the show.
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You absolutely have my word that I will NOT tune in to anything Gosselin. Yes...and the lookie loos who want to see the train wreck will be driving the numbers up "unintentionally".

The ONLY way to send the message that we are tired of her is to LOOK AWAY.

JFaye said...

Been watching the food network most of the day and I've seen at least four different ads for TLC's new summer shows. I am very disappointed that one of them is Kate Plus Eight. Maddy, Cary, Aaron, Joel, Collin, Leah, Hannah and Alexis do not have a chance at any semblance of a normal childhood.

GoPoshGo said...

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/67831/2010/05/kate-gosselin-does-some-crafting-after-getting-her-nails-done

Oh, come on ... the ONLY convenient spot to create a flower arrangement was on the front steps of the McMansion? She couldn't find any other place on the 26 acres? Oh, that's right, then the paps wouldn't get "the shot" and ROL couldn't report that Kate is being all "mommy" and "crafty." Uh oh ... is this a foreshadowing of Kate's up-and-coming image make-over: "Krafty Kate"????

Also, so nice to see that she remembered yet another nail appointment, but couldn't be bothered to remember to sign her kids up for extra-curricular activities. Yes, this is the mom we should all be emulating. For sure.

fidosmommy said...

Now, now, everyone. We all know that if Kate and the 8 went on a cruise, there would be 4 babysitters there to take care of the kids while Kate laid in her luxury quarters or sat in the on-ship salons. TLC producers would tap on her door when it was time for Kate to show up for a segment showing her to be the World's Best Mommy who does it all by herself. The cruise would not be about the kids, but about Kate getting a vacation while others tended her children.

fidosmommy said...

Is TLC smirking at the kids in their promos? We are told that the kids are another year older and wiser. Immediately, one of the tups is heard asking "Are those real birds?"

It's not that the child asked - kids learn by asking questions! But the way TLC put it together makes it sound like we've got a not-so-wise child here. I thought it was mean of TLC to do it this way. Maybe I'm too sensitive about it.

pa mom too said...

Minka's Tail,
I love the upcoming episode list that you received from your spiritual advisors. LOL ! ;) I think they are right on the money.

StoryLady said...

During the first epsiode of JK8; I guess it was "Surviving Twins and Sextuplets", I was very impressed by how articulate and well-spoken the twins were. I remember thinking their parents must have spent a great deal of time reading to them, talking with them and working with vocabulary.
Now I wonder what happened. Was it the influence of the grandparents, which the sextuplets don't have?
Are the sextuplets developmentally delayed?
Is that woman actually trying to keep them from speaking correctly, as they sound "younger" if they cannot be understood?
They are six years old, are not even in full-time kindergarten, and sit in high chairs. I wouldn't put it past her.
She and TLC may be underestimating television viewers.
How many people do you know who would find it acceptable to watch the physical, psychological and intellectual growth of children stunted for entertainment purposes and financial gain?
Now that it is widely known that the mother of this family is a self-serving fame whore, to put it kindly, this should make viewing these children even more unbearable.
I can't imagine that she will be anything more than a Jeopardy question five years from now.

Can't See Sheep said...

K8STFU said...

I, too, found it unfortunate that we went along for the special days of each one of the children. Why couldn't those days have been just parents and child, alone, free to talk, laugh, and do whatever the child felt like doing? Why did it have to be recorded, especially since a couple of kids has somewhat traumatic days? Why did we tag along?

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Hi fidosmommy-

We, the viewing public can tag along but K8 can't. If you remember K8 did not go on ANY of the boys' special days.
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I remember, I found it very sad. A mother who did not wish to spend a day with one of her precious children who have done so much for her in life. She couldn't be bothered to be a part of their special day. Yes, I know, she said she had to stay home & watch the others, but that's a load of bull like everything else that comes out of kate's mouth. It all boils down to the boys are icky as far as she is concerned & she has no interest in spending any time with them. They will look back & see this, they will see that she had no interest in them from the very beginning, other than what they could do for her/ money they could make for her. It's going to be no easy task for them to grow up with & deal with.

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
We are lucky that K8G does NOT have the bod for sleazy adult movies, because I would not put it past her to take this route in order stay 'known' and on camera.
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Oh Buckeye, I haven't written this one off just yet. I believe that when kate is at her most desperate, sometime after TLC has cut her free, she will bump into someone who will be more than happy to film her in an adult movie regardless as to how her body looks, remember there are fetishists (non-stop mind numbing nagging & emasculation) & kate more than likely appeals to at least one of these groups. They will flash kate money & she will flash them whatever they want to see of her orange leathery hide. I truly believe there is nothing that kate would not do for cash.

not being mean said...

If America gets sick of her, my next fear is that she carts the kids to CA and tries to push them into a Disney or Nickelodeon show.
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dont worry about that. No real network would want these kids. They are already branded and over exposed, past the cute age, are regular looking, have no acting talent etc

nuts said...

LOL!!!! I'm guessing TLC is very happy that K8G is as dumb and needy for attention, because she's so easily manipulated to do whatever TLC wants, in the hopes that TLC will continue their promotion of her 'talents'
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Oh, tlc hit gold when they watched kate's home video/audition.

She was ready and willing to do whatever they asked,
she liked the attention,
by their own admission they realised from the first special that kate wore the pants and jon would do what she said,
the kids were all normal and healthy,
they realised that kate was interested in a lifelong career, rather than grabbing some quick cash and returning to being a private family and parents.

ihatefrogstoo said...

Upthread someone asked why the twins were doing so well at age 5 and the younger ones are so far behind that level? The answer is a simple one. Aunt Jodi drove over to Kate and Jon's house to babysit the twins while Kate and Jon worked. She got them off to an excellent beginning.

Selling your soul said...

"I've reached this conclusion: any individual who is willing to put themselves and, especially, their minor aged kids who do not have a real vote about the matter, on 'reality' is exactly the type of person I do NOT want to see or learn any more about. I think willingness to appear as a 'reality' 'star!' is a big red flag that person is NOT someone I'd care to know, much less befriend."
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BUCKEYE, what a great post from you, expressing exactly what I was thinking...how anybody can risk such exposure all in the name of fame and money. I am so much the opposite of Kate, almost to the point of being reclusive, that it's unimaginable to even think of putting such a cheap price on something so precious as privacy. I have never figured out why it's so important to some people to stick out; to be noticed; to be acknowledged. You'd think they could find their validation in some other way. "We wanted to document our kids' lives." Well, there are other ways to do that than becoming a reality TV show, for all the world to see, point and judge. I hope the money's worth it, Jon and Kate.

not so hard to just turn away said...

NoUse4Kate, "I am glad that the mods won't be recapping the show."
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Me, too. Kate's new show doesn't deserve the space here. Don't give it credence. Think of the kids.

I need a vaccine against her said...

wahhhh i'm down a helper said, "The woman is literally like an antibiotic resistant super infection."
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You know, you're right. Just when you think you've got the bug licked, it pops up in a new place.

Kit said...

I think Kate would LOVE to live in CA, because every time she has been there, people have been fawning over her and she has been put up in luxury at no cost to her. I suspect she truly believes it would always be like that. CA is like Fantasy Island to her.

On the other hand, Kate will NEVER move to CA with the kids, because CA DOES have strict regulations governing the use of minors in TV and film. She would never get away with what she and TLC put the kids through in PA.

rural mom said...

Do six year olds really need naps? I guess so, if they are working. I think TLC and Kate plot to film these kids at their worst, when they are tired, hot, hungry, etc, just to get the "drama" element that is needed to keep these reality shows on the air. Then they edit like crazy to make it appear more stuff is going on. THe worst is when the kids see the shows they will see how much manipulation goes on to avoid telling the truth. Um Mommy, you said you were down a helper but there were four nannies with us... and Collin wasn't crying about his shoe... and so on.

justanotherday said...

Seriously? ROL has Ms. Crafty Kate spending her Memorial day posed on the front steps of the Konpound attempting a 'craft' project. #1 $60,000+ vehicle, whats a little paint overspray. #2 20+ acres of property, but utilizes the front steps as her 'craft' area. #3 Kate you are stupid.

silimom said...

not being mean said...
If America gets sick of her, my next fear is that she carts the kids to CA and tries to push them into a Disney or Nickelodeon show.
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dont worry about that. No real network would want these kids. They are already branded and over exposed, past the cute age, are regular looking, have no acting talent etc
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I have to agree. Didn't Kate already try and go the child actor route with Mady and Cara? Didn't the talent agent basically say that they couldn't cut it? I'm sure the talent agent was nicer than that, but that was the upshot, right?

The kids cutely mugging for the cameras is different than being able to act. And also I don't see Kate pursuing that. The kids may be on Kate + 8, but as far as Kate is concerned, they are her supporting cast. It's all about her.

Unloving Outburst said...

The only thing they haven't done yet - cross country in an RV. Of course Kart would have to travel behind in her own RV, she could never travel with the kids except when the camera was on. But you can bet she would subject her kids to that if TLC decided to do it.

Amy2 said...

This being Memorial Day I am in a reflective mood. I'm reflecting on the things I'm so grateful for. As far at J&K/8 I am grateful that
1) main stream media is starting to learn the truth
2) psychiatrists/psychologists are publishing scientific findngs on what happens to children in show business
3) Rep. Murt for conducting open hearings and announcing his findings this coming week
4) Jodi and Kevin for never giving up the fight to save their nieces and nephews, at great expense to themselves
5) the general public is becoming tired of all things Gosselin
6) Paul Peterson, amazing dedicated man to champion the rights of children in show business
7) GWoPers who sought out and continue to seek out the truth. Stating with something doesn't seem right, writing sponsors and congressmen, publishing links to other stories, etc.
8) GWoP blog managers for providing this site

fidosmommy said...

ihatefrogstoo said...
Upthread someone asked why the twins were doing so well at age 5 and the younger ones are so far behind that level? The answer is a simple one. Aunt Jodi drove over to Kate and Jon's house to babysit the twins while Kate and Jon worked. She got them off to an excellent beginning.

******

Also, the twins spent quite a bit of time with Grandma and Grandpa
Kreider while Kate was on all those weeks of bedrest and while she was in the hospital for the birth. They may have had a huge
impact on Mady and Cara.

fidosmommy said...

I agree with the poster (sorry, I'm forgetting who said it!) who thinks that "Twist of Kate" is just a half-hearted sham that TLC and Kate used as a "filler" until they could get Jon to cave and bring the "+8" back on the air. As others have noted, the only show in production seems to be "Kate+8."

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Didn't we hear that Twit of Kate
(No, that was not a typo) would be
coming out in the fall? So, K+8
will be on the air when Kate goes
into production of her new show.
You know, steady employment. And my bet is the kids will not be left out of ToK, either. Without them, TLC has nothing to show. They will be there, if only for
special effects.

ToK, ToK, ToK...the clock is running, Kate.

BeDoneNow said...

ihatefrogstoo said...
Upthread someone asked why the twins were doing so well at age 5 and the younger ones are so far behind that level? The answer is a simple one. Aunt Jodi drove over to Kate and Jon's house to babysit the twins while Kate and Jon worked. She got them off to an excellent beginning.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

you are correct, the twins had much more loving attention. Even though Kate screeched about wanting to treat each as a singleton, she indeed treats them like a herd.
I am the one who originally posted that upthread about the difference in development.
I apologize to the children. I had no right to compare any child to it's sibling in terms of development. Each human child is an individual and attains different gifts and different times in his/her life.
This was my mistake.

Rose said...

"It's been so great to see the kids again. Did you see how big Aiden got? I swear I feel like a proud aunt. I forgot how much I missed those kids"
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Thank you to the person who posted that quote and gave me a GREAT laugh! Wow. Actually, it's not really funny so much as it is just plain creepy. Makes me think of that one time on the show when Kate talked about the older women she met at book signings, the women who said how much they wished they were the Gosselin kids' grandma. If this sounds harsh, I'm sorry, but it needs to be said: anybody who fantasizes about being those kids' aunt or grandma has some serious problems, and they really need to get out into the world and do something productive.

Reality check: Kate does not care about you, but she sure does love the money you make for her by obsessing over the show and pretending you're related to those kids. That's just going to ensure that those children grow up feeling like they owe their private lives to the world. Nice. I can hear Kate now: "But Joel, these people have known you since you and your brothers and sisters were babies. They've watched you grow up. They want to keep watching you grow up. You OWE this to them! You owe this to ME, for laying on bed rest for nine months!"

she is evil said...

Kate is not a smart woman. Worse yet, she is intellectually lazy and only concerned with the superficial. Shutting out the people in her life that disagreed with her decisions also resulted in those kids being denied access to caring people who taught them things. Those tups are delayed in my opinion, not only academically, but also with regards to social skills. That's what happens when your dominant parent shuts out the world and leads by horrible example. Kate only cares that she and her kids look happy on film. She could care less what the reality is so long as the kids are fake smiling and matching

dustilies said...

TLC has been advertising its "season premiere week" on other channels, including "the return of Kate Plus 8,"(return? ain't it a new show? Jon not under the bus but forgotten completely?)

Anyway, there are two quick images of KG and some of the kids. It sure looks like the old hairdo to me--so were they shooting footage before K got the extensions? Or will it turn out that the promo was made from old.

Buckeye--I'm still giggling about Kate as a houseplant! Nice one.

betcha a dollar said...

I mention this every tIme Kate is flying under the radar... The fool is probably going for fresh Botox and other tweaks. We know she can't live without the paps, unless she's hiding from them. Look for her to relive her Grinchy, permafrown look when she has the 11s between her brows done. Just wait..she is so predictable.

Feel for the Kids said...

I think it's incredibly insensitive of Kate to condone TLC's use of the "Kate Plus 8" title for her new show. I can only imagine how the kids feel - as if their Dad doesn't exist anymore. And all of this after several seasons of having the little kids introduce the segments "Next on Jon and Kate Plus 8". It certainly seems that TLC and their mother are rubbing their already raw noses in this ongoing divorce disaster. As always...poor little kids. Any mother with any heart whatsoever tries (however difficult) NOT to badmouth the Dad or draw particular attention to all the negative. What a horrid woman. And what an immoral company that supports her.

K8STFU said...

TLC has been advertising its "season premiere week" on other channels, including "the return of Kate Plus 8,"(return? ain't it a new show? Jon not under the bus but forgotten completely?)

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Hi dustilies -

I think the TLC intern that wrote "return" must be the same one who wrote the script for Jon and K8 getting "remarried" in Maui last year (instead of calling it a vow renewal).

It's a sugar CUBE, not a block said...

I think Khate has some more surgery...her boobs are huge.

K8STFU said...

I agree with the poster (sorry, I'm forgetting who said it!) who thinks that "Twist of Kate" is just a half-hearted sham that TLC and Kate used as a "filler" until they could get Jon to cave and bring the "+8" back on the air. As others have noted, the only show in production seems to be "Kate+8."


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I am just riding on fidosmommy's coattails ( I do not know who wrote the original post)

If you watch this post-DWTS interview between some newbie journalist (nervousness and awkwardness throughout) and K8, the journalist asks K8 to tell her about Twist of K8. K8 barely says anything and then goes right into her plug for K8 + 8. Thought that was very interesting and very telling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2l0_JrIj5s


Also, how many "I's" and "me's" can you count ????

Ohio Buckeye said...

Won't be watching, so am relying on my friends here at GWoP to keep me posted on the impending (and, hopefully, LAST) re-invention of K8G.

I will really really miss those GWoP recaps - they were SO on target and never failed to get me to LOL. But I agree that probably the less attention paid to Miss Thang, the better.

Perhaps if GWoP lends its numbers to the droves of others who will not watch anything K8G, we may hasten K8G's well- and long-deserved FINAL farewell.

A girl can hope......

Momof2 said...

Anonymous Rose said...

"It's been so great to see the kids again. Did you see how big Aiden got? I swear I feel like a proud aunt. I forgot how much I missed those kids"'...
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I read that quote too on that blog and I was flabbergasted. This is the SAME person who said that she does NOT cook for her family but she made monkey munch once after seeing Kate make it.

I think they are all cut from the same cloth.

Charles said...

On the DWTS finale, when Tony was looking up at Kate on the "flying machine" he was laughing and clapping his hands. He was finally getting back at Kate! He got her good!

DWTS appearances exposed her to a lot of TV viewers who had never paid any attention to her before. Now they have formed an opinion of her and she is much less popular than she was before DWTS.

She bit herself in the butt on that one.

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PatE said...

New photos...why does every kid have a frown?

Read Amy2's Comment said...

Okay, I'm decompressing, doing a little surfing. I resist clicking on anything Gosselin but sometimes I cave. Haven't been on ROL for awhile. Here's Kate standing in her yard, doing nothing. You have to ask yourself, "Why did I click on this? Could I be more bored?" Then I went over to PEOPLE to see what the cover looked like of Kate and the kids and, again, I found myself going, "ho, hum." Boring.

I think a person just gets drained over this after a point. It's hard to stay constantly worked up over the Gosselins although I'll always worry about the children. I really don't see how TLC can keep this going now that the kids have grown out of babyhood. Kate's just another mom with a bunch of kids...I see it where I live every day. The Gosselin children don't stand out as identical or unique; what, now, is the draw...the pull to watch them do their "reality"?? (I mean no offense to these children...I'm sure they're bright and interesting, and all kids are special, but what will make them hold an audience?)

I love Amy2's post about Memorial Day reflections and gratitude. It really deserves its own thread. Concerned viewers, readers or observers can look back over the past couple of years and see that there has indeed been progress on the rights of minors in reality television programming. The blogging wasn't in vain.

I resent to be termed a hater just because I sometimes blog here. GWoP keeps it clean and many good thoughts and ideas are posted here by commenters. A community of intelligent women (and men) write insightfully on GWoP. I'm glad they speak up about what they think is wrong when it comes to exploitation of kids.

What precisely is wrong with advocating for innocent, precious children? The sheeple have blinders on but I think they'll eventually catch up to the rest of us. From most of the stuff I pick up here and there in my reading or watching, Jon and Kate's credibility with the public is on a fast track to fade-out.

Kate-go-away said...

While waiting in line at the store I noticed almost all the Kate+8 People mags were gone! I won't buy it but I am not beyond looking at the article while waiting.

There is a big picture in the article of Kate with her kids and the body language is so interesting. She has one of the boys on her lap but her hand is stretched out and firmly planted on Hannah's knee instead of around her boy. Little Mady is standing behind her and squeezing her arm. Don't know if it was posed or not but still spoke volumes.

On another note - Heidi Montag's plastic surgeon was on TV praising her for making her surgery so public and said there was another reality star who was in all the time getting procedures and won't admit it. Hmmmm...wonder if he's talking about mama Kate!

fidosmommy said...

What is that silver thing attached to Kate's chest? A backstage pass?

And watch for Steve right behind Kate. I'm sure he's backstage to keep the other dancers from demonstrating just how miserable Kate was to work with.

Anonymous said...

My kids pointed to People Magazine cover and asked me who she was! I explained she was their mother! My 7 year old does not watch DWTS. She thinks she still has the possum head style and knows nothing else! (as planned by me :))

faline

Can't See Sheep said...

fidosmommy said...

What is that silver thing attached to Kate's chest? A backstage pass?
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A silver platter, she's busy serving her kids on the gold ones.

LibrarianInNJ said...

I was at Book Expo America last week where all the books from the last few months were being promoted with author signings and other promos and buzz was being built for upcoming fall releases.

Lots of unknown authors, lots of really big name authors... all signing away. Over 75 authors on the one way day I was there!

I went by the Zondervan booth and asked why they did not bring in Kate for a signing. They stammered and stuttered, but did not have an answer beyond "schedule conflict".

Not only was she not there to sign, but her book was not on display in the Zondervan booth.

Yup, it is tanking and it appears to be a total embarrassment for Zondervan or else they would have had her there next to the Duchess of York doing a signing.

silimom said...

LibrarianinNJ said...
Yup, it is tanking and it appears to be a total embarrassment for Zondervan or else they would have had her there next to the Duchess of York doing a signing.
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OMG. Could you imagine Kate sitting next to the Duchess of York signing books? It boggles the mind.
I'm not surprised Kate wasn't there - she knew she'd be a side note to Fergie, and Kate is never a side note.

Momof2 said...

I don't know how many books you can write about the same 8 kids...I mean, we get it...you have 8 kids. It's getting really BORING.

fidosmommy said...

LibrarianinNJ said...
I went by the Zondervan booth and asked why they did not bring in Kate for a signing. They stammered and stuttered, but did not have an answer beyond "schedule conflict".

Not only was she not there to sign, but her book was not on display in the Zondervan booth.


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Maybe, finally, Zondervan has realized backing a flash in the pan reality personality is a waste of time and money. I doubt there will be any more books from Kate. Lesson learned. I hope she saved the advance for future living expenses. She's going to need it.

What is left for Kate to try? TV shows are not likely to be hits,
her last 3 books flatlined, her
gigs on TV hosting jobs have been jokes, and I'm not sure you get a second trip to the DWTS ballroom.

Maybe her friend Niecy Nash will bring her on as a cohost on the
organizing show. Niecy can move her "jiggly parts" while ducking out of the way as Kate tosses all the unnecessary stuff down the stairs. Steve can hold the trash bags and bring her coffee.

Canadian Mom said...

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/67906/2010/05/kate-gosselin-spends-memorial-day-home-kids

Riveting.

Vanessa said...

@It's a sugar cube, not a block,
I agree her boobs look bigger, but I think it's because she's put on some weight. This girl I know had a boob job after losing quite a bit of weight, then put it back on. They are HUGE now! Plus with her tummy tuck and lipo, she really won't get bigger in that area, she'll just SPREAD OUT MORE. Her face is puffy, almost like in the shots of her when she was pregnant with the tups!
Ah, just to throw it in her face about her weight like she used to do to Jon...I tell ya, Karma's a
beautiful B%$#@, sometimes she comes in very small but consistent doses!

Swiss said...

Shortly aftr Kate's latest 'tome' was published, I sent a very polite letter to Zondervan asking why they would consider publishing such a book.

I just realized I have never received a response. Perhaps they realized there WAS no appropriate response.

konspiracytheory said...

ROL has 'newly discovered' outtakes from the disastrous Good Housekeeping Thanksgiving photo shoot - you know, the one where it was a bazillion degrees out but the kids were dressed in fall clothes. Oh yes, and their parents were pretending to still be a couple - that photo shoot.

The photos are very difficult to look at once you realize that out of 12 pictures X 3 boys they only captured at most 3 very strained 'smiles' on the boys' faces. The other 33 faces? Very grim.

Speaking of photos, every time I see the photo of K8 up on the cherry picker grinning maniacally I can't help but think that she really does look mentally ill (not being snarky, I'm afraid). What a sad state of affairs.

Rose said...

"There is a big picture in the article of Kate with her kids and the body language is so interesting. She has one of the boys on her lap but her hand is stretched out and firmly planted on Hannah's knee instead of around her boy. Little Mady is standing behind her and squeezing her arm. Don't know if it was posed or not but still spoke volumes."
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I noticed that too, and actually it's Alexis's leg that Kate has her hand planted on. At first glance, it definitely looks like a favoritism thing. Alexis is her little "snuggler", her "amazing kid" who comes up and gives her random hugs throughout the day, so why wouldn't she snuggle up to that particular child in the picture? Makes sense in Kate World. I think she bonds most closely with the three tup girls, because they're still little and cute and precious in her eyes. The boys challenge her authority too much, and the twins are turning into older kids who can speak for themselves and express their anger/frustration about what's going on around them. Can't have that, can we Kate?

And of course, most of them have huge smiles on their faces in the above mentioned picture, to fool the readers into thinking that those children are just so well-adjusted and thrilled to be with their mother. Then the last picture in the article was Kate with the tups on their birthday, and she had her arms around the three boys, nuzzling one of them as if to say "Look at me, the supermom, with all my boys. Look at what a wonderful mother I am. Look at how I'm handling these kids all by myself." Of course, it wouldn't have been complete without her whining at one point in the article about how she doesn't even know what the word "relax" means anymore, but she's gradually learning to "roll with it." Poor little thing, getting paid millions of dollars to play the overwhelmed, put-upon single mom. It's all about her and the tups - Cara and Mady barely got mentioned, except for Mady's little outburst at the beginning and Kate lamenting over their upcoming tween years. It amazes me how anyone in the world can continue to fall for all this. It's absolutely amazing.

anotherjob said...

Kate would do great on WIPE OUT.
Wouldn't she? She shurly will be challenged.

she is evil said...

In the People article, look inside. There's a picture with Kate and her teeth and boobs with all 8 kids. Look at cara carefully. She has red eyelids and tears on her eyes as well as a tear running down her cheek. It's so sad.

SoCalGal said...

I do believe the tide is turning. There was an article on the Perez Hilton site about J&K. Perez waffles between loving & hating Khate. This one was a love Khate article.
Anyway, there were 35 postings with only 2 supporting her. The rest bashed her. One of the 2 called Jon lazy. Another poster corrected them saying Jon did most of the work while holding down a job. Someone even went so far as to explain the history of the show which was accurate.

blue said...

just watched the photos from the old good house keeping shoot- im not sure why ROL calls them forgotten family photos , they are just the extras photos

GHK person explains that they had to photo shop in the kids because there was never one perfect shot.
He calls the result a great composite or similar.. i guess he didnt see that alexis had a 3rd arm, or that Cara;s extra long finger nail was showing.

The kids sure look as if they are working and are tired.

Hannah has kates chin.

Also pictures of kate plus eight. Kate is standing watching the kids ride in small cars ( product placment). She looks like shes being forced to be there. Interesting in some shots she has a blue sweater on and in others it is not there.

wlesser said...

I can't seem to watch TLC without seeing the previews of K8. I swear I heard Ms Crazy saying that "she put the kids down for naps" Did I hear that correctly?! I have a son who will be 6 in August so a few months younger than the tups. My child has just wrapped up a year of kindergarten and has not been "put down for a nap" in I can't even remember!!! Yes, he did still do some napping in his last yr of daycare but not a home in a couple of years!!! Kate is trying so hard to keep these kids as babies it is pitiful! Please tell me she is not using the bibs! I did see a scene where the kids were at the table with their pitiful lunch crumbs... same ole show.. who gives a @$%#!

Jane in California said...

Swiss said...

Shortly aftr Kate's latest 'tome' was published, I sent a very polite letter to Zondervan asking why they would consider publishing such a book.

I just realized I have never received a response. Perhaps they realized there WAS no appropriate response.
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I wrote once to Zondervan, around the time Kate's second book was published, expressing my displeasure with their choice of 'authors.' I got a canned response only. I decided then and there that I would never purchase any book put out by Zondervan and that they were as phony as Kate in their supposed mission to sell quality books. They sell whatever they think will sell the most - and it has nothing to do with morals, ethics, or quality of character. Phonies.

fidosmommy said...

Re: the picture of Kate with the 8
and her hand on Alexis' knee.

I thought it looked like she was restraining Alexis - keeping her leg from swinging.

It's hard to know what's going on in that picture. I just wonder how long it took the photographer to take it.

fidosmommy said...

konspiracytheory said...
ROL has 'newly discovered' outtakes from the disastrous Good Housekeeping Thanksgiving photo shoot - you know, the one where it was a bazillion degrees out but the kids were dressed in fall clothes. Oh yes, and their parents were pretending to still be a couple - that photo shoot.

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In the article they say that they could not get all the kids looking happy (and probably in the same direction) all at once, so they
made a "composite" in order to
make a lovely family portrait.

So, the assumption that the current People Magazine cover is photoshopped is taking on more and more credibility. I was thinking that Collin's head was much larger on the cover photo than it actually is. They needed to reduce it before they attached it to his little shoulders. I realize his mother has mocked Collin's large head, but in other pictures, it looks like it fits his body. On the cover, it is weirdly large.

Kate's an idiot said...

Just an observation from the public at large: my 13 year old daughter asked why Kate always smiles with all her teeth showing and her mouth open. She said she looks fake and like a horse. Snark snark.

IDModo said...

Re Outtakes on ROL: Unhappy little boys, and unhappy Cara, who seems to be trying to get into the background as often as she can.In retrospect, Jon and Kate's smiles look phony and contrived. In many family portraits I have seen, the parents are looking proudly and lovingly at their children; these two don't seem connected with anyone but the camera person, and each other in one or two shots where they are laughing.
This seems really sad to me.

PatE said...

I feel most sorry for the boys.

Way too many times all I see is FEAR in their faces. Never in the girls faces.

Kate and Jon are showing the boys horrible examples of relationships between men and women.

Kate drives her boys to neurosis.

Cry Me A River said...

Jon looked great in the Good Housekeeping pictures. She admitted in the article to having nannies as far back as then and to having to "composite" the shots, which today would be photoshopping. That was the one where Alexis had to use the bathroom and she wouldn't stop long enough to let her go. Kate was the one that had her mouth open crowing and cackling like always that messed most of them up.

Canadian Mom said...

I've got a PERFECT husband for Kate...

Craig the lawyer who got eliminated from the bachelorette...

Bully Craig + Bully Kate = PureLove

Mary said...

Hi

I would like to dare TLC to show a few episodes LIVE. lets see what working conditions these children are put through. I also want someone there to watch Kate befor she trheatens them to working

Sharla said...

Please give a thought to how your phrase discussion of the children. For example, saying that they are brats really isn't appropriate. To say you don't like seeing a certain behavior that was shown on an episode is acceptable. Thank you very much.

KB said...

Momof2,

Everytime I see that picture you have of Kate, I can't help but laugh. Thanks for the laugh!

Midnight Serenade said...

"I would think that the sheeple would learn how to spell the names of "their" favorite kids. It's Aaden"

Sheeple..learn how to spell? Sheeple can't put together one short gramatically correct sentence!

readerlady said...

I agree with the posters who have commented that the tups seem to be delayed both socially and intellectually. I remember seeing one of the specials - can't remember if it's "Surviving Twins and Sextuplets" or the follow-up, but at 5 1/2 Mady very competently and fluently read a note from Khate. I doubt the tups can do this. I also agree with the posters who think that Aunt Jodi and Grandma and Grandpa Kreider have a lot to do with this. But don't forget about the other side of the family. Jon said several times on the show that his father adored the twins and spent a lot of time with them. I'm sure that had a lot to do with their development, too. What a shame that the younger kids have been deprived of the influence of a loving, extended family.

I was out and about the other day and saw a troop of kids, most wearing crocs and that made me think about the 8. None of the kids I saw had sox with their crocs. I've never seen a pix of the 8 with sox. Maybe that's why Khate has them in crocs all the time. You don't need sox with crocs(Sorry for sounding like a bad Dr. Seuss book). That way Khate is spared the expense of buying sox for 8 growing kids. And we all know how fast kids lose, outgrow and wear out sox.

I hate her said...

I saw ahead that on June 13 or whatever the stupid *** show returns first by showing the last 2 episodes of J&K+8 first and then the dreaded K+8. She just had to review what "jon did" to the family first to make viewers feel sorry for her plight. IMO she has already ruined her crediblity with the public and we don't need any reminders to remmeber she is a d***** bag and a money hungry loser.

Canadian Mom said...

I heart the best quote today that Kate really needs to hear...

"You can bitch today about how you have no shoes, until tomorrow when you see someone with no feet."
- an elderly gent

PHoto courtesy of the horror channel said...

In reference to the people magazine cover, I took a peek at the magazine on the checkout line today and insidet the front cover it says that the cover photo is courtesy of tlc. People did not shoot it, TLC did when they did their Kate plus 8 promo shots most likely. Now I don't know who is responsible for the photoshopping however...

Where has Kate been all week? said...

Kate has been under the radar since DWTS finale, I noticed on memorial day celebrity gossip net photos her boobs looked huge! Could she have gotten another augmentation?

Midnight Serenade said...

"That way Khate is spared the expense of buying sox for 8 growing kids. And we all know how fast kids lose, outgrow and wear out sox."

Kids here wear crocs, sandals and flip-flops all summer. When the children are in school, they wear socks and sneakers. It's a must. Kate DOES buy socks. Thers's no getting around it.

Rose said...

In the new People article, Kate whines about how her life is "unstable" due to her constant traveling and little time spent at home. If she thinks her life is unstable, she should try living it from the standpoint of her eight kids...and speaking of which, she talked about how great the kids are doing and how there is no "obvious turmoil," because they're getting used to Jon's absence, and home is more "peaceful" for them now. Not too long ago, though, she said she had to hire a counselor to come to the house for the kids because they are "not intact" emotionally. We haven't heard a word about that counselor since then. Can this woman EVER keep her lies straight?

Also, when it was mentioned in the People article that Jon took the tups for part of the day on their actual birthday, all Kate kept thinking about was how she gave birth to them 6 years ago and how much it killed her not to be with them. I wonder how much it "kills" her when she's away from home constantly, leading such a hard and "unstable" life on the road. I wonder if it ever kills her to be out of the house for most of the week while she chases the fame. But when Jon dares to take them for part of their birthday, suddenly it's just so hard for her to handle. If the nannies were taking them instead, would she care as much? Probably not.

Canadian Mom said...

Kate DOES buy socks. Thers's no getting around it.

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Does she Midnight Serenade? Or has she found a way to get them 'donated' like everything else?

jibberjabbers said...

Surprised that Kate doesn't park in the Handicapped Space... said...

kate is going to regret treating her kids so bad for so long. the video on ROL is sickening.

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Best thing to do is not click on those videos. I haven't watch any thing of Kate for a long time. Just because she irritates me. So it's actually doing me a lot of good by not watching. The pictures are bad enough.

To see it on video and hear her voice, I'll pass on that one.

Jane in California said...

kate is going to regret treating her kids so bad for so long.

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Sadly, I don't think Kate is capable of feeling regret for anything she says or does. If she ends up as she deserves to - alone, avoided at all costs by her children, broke and evicted -- she'll still be playing the victim card. To anyone who will listen, she'll cry about how she was on bed rest for 30 weeks, how everything she ever did was "for the kids," and this is how she is repaid.

No, Kate does not have the ability to see reality.

I truly hope all 8 of her children break all ties with her as soon as they are able, and never look back. Sometimes, the healthiest thing we can do for ourselves is cut toxic people out of our lives.

AnotherLisa said...

N.E. Psychologist said... she used to be a pretty woman........ but NEVER an awesome mom
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I agree! She "used to"!!!

btw, does she shop at anywhere else besides Target? Does she get paid to shop there?

Monster Mommy said...

@ Surprised that Kate... (Handicapped Space)...

Did someone say "RODE HARD...?" I am guilty of using that term here; in fact, very recently. Kate does look that way, despite Kart-loads of plastic surgery. Hmm... Maybe she's out here in L.A. now, getting that wonky eye nip/tucked??

I can't sleep... watching The Insider- they said Kate does not want the kids to have reg. visits with Jon again now? Something about drinking? Um, pot... kettle... She knows the drill!

K8STFU said...

Hi Surprised :

Unfortunately, K8 will never regret a THING. Regret would mean that she would have to readily admit that she did something wrong, and typical of a narcissist, K8 can't and won't.

BTW, I believe there have been a few photos/claims that K8 has parked in Handicapped spots. No surprise.

pa mom too said...

Rose, I didn't read the People article...but who does Kate think she is kidding by saying how much it killed her when the kids were with Jon ? And she was thinking about giving birth to them...ahhh, more pity seeking...mommy missed her babies. It's all BS ! I wonder if she ever gives the kids a fleeting thought when she's prancing around Hollywood pretending to be a star and hasn't seen them for days on end. At least when they were with Jon, they were a few minutes away from her. She is a disgusting low-life user who needs a psychiatric intervention.

Kantsee said...

Both Jon and Kate wear contacts.
Kate wore glasses in one of her teenage pics,and Jon had to wear his glasses when he had a problem in the show.

canthaveitbothways said...

Rose said...
In the new People article, Kate whines about how her life is "unstable" due to her constant traveling and little time spent at home. If she thinks her life is unstable, she should try living it from the standpoint of her eight kids...and speaking of which, she talked about how great the kids are doing and how there is no "obvious turmoil," because they're getting used to Jon's absence, and home is more "peaceful" for them now.

Well if the Gosselin children are in fact 'doing great' due the the lack of 'obvious turmoil' in their life , KUDOS to the Gosselin nannies! Clearly, the nannies are the individuals fulfilling the majority of the parental duties and responsibilities and providing a safe, secure and consistent home environment as Kate admits that HER life is 'unstable' and spends little time at home. Perhaps the 'peace' that the Gosselin children are experiencing is not a result of 'getting used to their father's absence' but the reality that BOTH PARENTS are more often then not, unavailable and too busy placating to their own unstable' lives and the children have come to rely on the individuals who DO provide their life with a sense of STABILITY and calm (albiet, paid to do so), the NANNIES.

Just Sayin' said...

Ya know what irks me?

Back when the show first started, Jon was the attractive one and Kate was very homely with her way too short brown hair and awful make-up, and the butt-in-the-front. But Jon still stuck around and didn't make her feel like she wasn't good enough.

But when she started her extreme makeover and Jon slowly became less and less attractive with his weight gain and hair loss, suddenly he wasn't good enough for her anymore. She forgot how he stuck with her when she looked like $hit, but when he started looking like $hit, she dumped him. He wasn't good enough for her anymore.

Lisa said...

Rose said...
Also, when it was mentioned in the People article that Jon took the tups for part of the day on their actual birthday, all Kate kept thinking about was how she gave birth to them 6 years ago and how much it killed her not to be with them. I wonder how much it "kills" her when she's away from home constantly, leading such a hard and "unstable" life on the road.
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If she was in LA or NYC on their birthday, the kids would've been an afterthought. She would've never been sad that they weren't with her because she'd be too busy being a celebrity and acting like a buffoon in front of cameras. She was just sad that day because she wasn't getting any attention from anybody back in the compound.

Montreal Gal said...

I just saw Memorial Day pictures of Kate and the kids on Radar online. She's wearingg a too-tight T-shirt, jean shorts and a scowl. I swear, she looks like a teenager whose parents have made her babysit when she would much rather be off having fun with her friends. In none of the photographs do we see her the smiling, enthusiastic face we saw when she was with her Hollywood 'pals'. She doesn't like being with her kids, does she?

Isabella said...

I did notice that Cara appeared to have a tear rolling down her cheek on the first page of the People article. She was smiling, but she looks like she could have easily been crying five minutes before. I wouldn't be surprised. She was probably hot and tired, while Mommy was making her do all the TLC-mandated activities and smile pretty for the cameras. It's funny how little kids' faces don't lie, isn't it?

Anyone else also notice the big scar on Kate's side in the picture where she was playing in the water with the kids? I'm guessing it's from her tummy tuck. Kind of gross, if you ask me...

wildflowers said...

For once I would like to see JON on the cover of People magazine telling his side of the 'story' with respect to HIS feelings on the divorce, raising HIS children, how HE feels his children are adjusting and adapting, how HE currently describes/defines HIS life, HIS feelings on co parenting post divorce etc...
People magazine continues to bombard its readers with the ongoing status of KATE's emotional well being post divorce, IMO , JON is deserving of an equal opportunity to enlighten readers on what HIS emotional journey has been like over the past year. After all, he too, was a crucial 'player' in what was once the J & K + 8 'story' and undoubtedly, like Kate, rides the same roller coaster of feelings and emotions with respect to divorce and 'single dadhood'. I think Kate has been given more than ample opportunities, at times ad nauseum, telling 'her side of the story'. I dare TLC allow People magazine to do a cover and exclusive interview with Jon. That I just might read!

yourameanone said...

Just saw pictures on Radaronline of jon with the children on tuesday at his new apartment.

He has all the kids and no bodyguard.

WHY? If Kate needs one then why wouldn't she INSIST on one for her children?

I find it amazing that Jon can be on his own with all the kids, but Kate can't.

SAD!

Mandy C. said...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but I was browsing TLC's site and came across Kate's "blog" and found this disturbing passage in her latest entry:

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Kate plus 8 is returning! The kids were thrilled to be reunited with our beloved crew, and I am glad to have our “family job” back.
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Yuck. So she admits that this is a job for her kids. Way to make your children work. Most kids get to be kids and don't have to worry about earning a paycheck. That's so disgusting.

Here's the link to the post:
http://blogs.discovery.com/kate/

Cry Me A River said...

More peaceful in that Jon is not there to take her wrath out on. She always twists it around in that it was Jon that was causing all the upheaval. Reference the Coupongate episode and one can see who was causing all the uproar in the house. I am so sick of this evil woman getting away with all the lying. She is chronic.

I could swear on that video she said "we" are glad to have a job again not "I am glad" as Radar posted as though she can speak for her poor kids. At least now she finally admits her kids work instead of play in front of the cameras. I guess that is major considerig the source.

I really, really hope no one watches this new show and that it tanks right out of the gate. She looks a little worried and actually told the camera man he would have to watch.

I had intended to watch a bit of it to see what kind of shape the kids were in until I found out they were going to air the last 2 episodes of the old show beforehand. I couldn't watch them then and I can't watch them now and that alone tells me how the new show is going to go. Same ole same ole, different day.

Sounds to me like it is going to be another Khate pity party, and hard labor for kids.

I am a bit surprised that she hasn't been all over everywhere this week doing the promo, but then again I haven't been paying attention so I wouldn't know.

blue said...

Also, when it was mentioned in the People article that Jon took the tups for part of the day on their actual birthday, all Kate kept thinking about was how she gave birth to them 6 years ago and how much it killed her not to be with them. I wonder how much it "kills" her when she's away from home constantly, leading such a hard and "unstable" life on the road. I wonder if it ever kills her to be out of the house for most of the week whil she chases the fame. But when Jon dares to take them for part of their birthday, suddenly it's just so hard for her to handle. If the nannies were taking them instead, would she care as much? Probably not.
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Excellent point.

Im surprised that her people/tlc let such things get printed.

If Kate loved her children her comment would have been- "even though we are not together, Jon and I worked out a way so we could both celebrate with the kids on their birthday." period.

Instead she uses the opportunity to bash jon and to remind everyone why she's so special- she gave birth to multiples..

Oh please,, when she spends those extra nights in la or ny at restaurants with stevie, its no problem to leave the kids, but when jon has them, she suddenly pines for them.

Anyone with a brain can see through this and one day the kids will see how nasty you were to their dad, even when it was not necessary or called for.

Your kids dont need 9 ft xmas trees or fancy toys, or a big house to feel loved and secure. They just need you to treat their dad with some common respect.

Elspeth said...

No Kate on the covers of the tabloids this week even though the "new specials" begin Sunday. :)

Emme said...

I have not followed Kate+8 news juat what I read here and whatever Dlisted has about her. Which is always HILLARIOUS!!!!

However, I heard they are going to have a new show pretty soon and to that I say GREAT!!! The woman sucks as a human being and without Jon she has NO show. PERIOD. Yeah the show revolves around the lives of the kids but let's face it, who wants to watch a show where the insight of life is expressed by 6 year olds. Jon was the ONE w/ charisma, personality, and showed an honest side of him. A humane side, I guess one can say. In his eyes you could see the love for his children but in KATE's there are just empty.
So with that said I give the show 3 months and that is a stretch. All Kate has is a camera infront (which to her is her only friend) to go on and on like a broken record how she is doing it all alone. Misleading the viewers to believe Jon is a no show.
If Jon was cornered to have his kids back on TV then maybe he is smarter than they are because the show is going to TANK and this time they have no onle to blame but themselves b/c Kate is BORING, has zero depth, and a celebrity in her own mind that no one who matter, anyway, will tune in to watch.

TLC, if your target audience are mothers/ family unity then why did you guys not play your cards right and film a show about a now divorced parents of multiples who LOVE their children more than life itself. That will stop at nothing to provide their kids with emotional, mental, and physical support by co-parenting w/ one another in a mature and respectful manner. One can probably see that the parents dislike each other but prefer to suck it up and put a brave face for their kids. A show that can help divorced parents cope with the sudden separation of your child's daily life. Jon and Kate could have still remained cordial if it wasn't for Kate's low self-esteem that lead her to believe TLC's lies and manipulation. JMHO

HW said...

PatE said
....Kate and Jon are showing the boys horrible examples of relationships between men and women.
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I agree with you on this. I also think they are showing their daughters horrible examples of relatiohships. They are teaching them to brow beat and belittle the future fathers of their children. Kate has taught all her children to verbally abuse those who simply want to live in peace and whomever they deem "less than".

Those poor kids were certainly short changed when it comes to both parents.

times away said...

blue said...

when she spends those extra nights in la or ny at restaurants with stevie, its no problem to leave the kids, but when jon has them, she suddenly pines for them.


6/02/2010 11:00 AM

Most of the time she is away from the kids is when Jon has custody so she couldn't be with them anyway. She and Jon both have said that they try to work custody around the schedules that both have to be away from PA.

What we don't see said...

Rose said...

she said she had to hire a counselor to come to the house for the kids because they are "not intact" emotionally. We haven't heard a word about that counselor since then. Can this woman EVER keep her lies straight?


6/01/2010 8:51 PM

Just because we don't see them going to a counselor or a counselor coming to their home doesn't mean they don't see one. We don;t see every hour in their lives...nor do the paps.
I pray if the kids need counseling they have gotten it.

Can't See Sheep said...

Monster Mommy said...
I can't sleep... watching The Insider- they said Kate does not want the kids to have reg. visits with Jon again now? Something about drinking?
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She really needs to stop trying to malign Jon publicly. She's already gotten her way & she needs to stop. The more she tries to prove what a bad guy Jon is, the more people are going to examine her under a magnifying glass. She needs to stop trying to paint herself as the good guy, she really does, shrew needs to shut her yap. She's about as far away from a good guy, hero or angel as we're going to get, she is indeed a monster.


Rose said...

In the new People article, Kate whines about how her life is "unstable" due to her constant traveling and little time spent at home.
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Sadly I think the problem is more along the lines that kate's & the children's lives are unstable because kate is unstable & not for any other reason than that. It's not fun to live with an unstable adult. kate makes her own problems, she probably has a history of making her own problems, constantly biting off more than she can chew.

Kate's Nemesis said...

In regard to "Coupon-Gate", mentioned this morning...

If I am not mistaken, Kate told TLC cameras, she could just SHOOT Jon. Adding that sometimes, she feels like she should just shoot him.

Is this the way to behave in front of your 8. children? Threatening to kill their father? Over a retail coupon for a lousy shower head? My hubby nearly fainted, and he is NO PANSY!

Jon said during an interview last year... (Chris Cuomo?) "Kate is different"- What a gross understatement.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Memo to K8: We congratulate you on realizing now that your life is unstable.

We'd like you to consider that unstable personalities (like yours) rarely have any long-term stability in life.

Food for thought, K8.
Your friends at 1-800-Psych

We await your call.

emschick1128 said...

Apparently one of Kate's jobs on her new show will be working as a trash collector. The head of the Waste Management Union said she wouldn't last a day but if she did she'd be in great shape and "mamba all day" I just watched a clip from the K8 show and I can't imagine anyone being very interested in watching a group of kids swim and have meltdowns. I wonder if after the show airs if anyone will write about why 6 year olds are sitting in highchairs? Of course in one part Kate is wearing a mini and her usual hooker heels with purse carrier\whipping boy Steve in the back round. In a separate blog she wrote how happy they are to have their "family job" back. I'm sure I only one that's happy is her.

Midnight Serenade said...

"when she spends those extra nights in la or ny at restaurants with stevie, its no problem to leave the kids, but when jon has them, she suddenly pines for them.'

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Could it be jealousy is rearing its ugly head? She might be afraid that his new girlfriend will become loved by the kids, who will want to spend more time with her than they do with their own mother.

Midwest Mom said...

In the tv previews for the 2-hour special coming up, Kate says the children were melting down because it was close to nap-time

Why are 6-year-olds taking naps? For her convenience?

kate's an idiot said...

I have never met/seen anyone who dresses like Kate. The blue babydoll in the target parking lot is cheap looking and ugly.....like it's owner. If she somehow thinks the dress shows off her tatas while hiding her huge gut, she is sorely mistaken. She forgot the spanx, clearly.

she is evil said...

Kate is that rare creature of nature: the mother who does not protect her young. How shameful that she still works for TLC while they hire lobbyists to fight against laws meant to protect her own kids.

K8STFU said...

Just because we don't see them going to a counselor or a counselor coming to their home doesn't mean they don't see one. We don;t see every hour in their lives...nor do the paps.
I pray if the kids need counseling they have gotten it.

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No way in H8LL would TLC or K8 allow the kids to go to therapy. Too many secrets that would be revealed............

And, JMO, no reputable counselor should make "house calls" either. I would think that any productive discussion could only occur in neutral territory.

N.E. Psychologist - would you please provide your professional input on this ?

GoPoshGo said...

Mandy C. said...
"Yuck. So she admits that this is a job for her kids. Way to make your children work."

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Jon and Kate have referred to the show as "their family job" since the beginning. Perhaps unwittingly, but they have been admitting that the kids have been working for years. How TLC has side-stepped the consequences of violating PA child labor laws is simply mind-boggling.

So, who's protecting the kids' welfare? Their parents? Nope. The entertainment industry (TLC)? Nope. The State of PA? Nope. Is there ANY "institution" out there that WON'T fail the Gosselin kids, and instead stand up for their rights???? Because so far Family, Employer, and Government have failed them miserably.

Way to give the G8 any sense of security and trust.

BeDoneNow said...

times away said...
Most of the time she is away from the kids is when Jon has custody so she couldn't be with them anyway. She and Jon both have said that they try to work custody around the schedules that both have to be away from PA.

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I am not sure that is accurate at all. Do you mean to say that she is only out of town during Jon's visitation? I dont know about that. I would be open to everyone setting me straight on that however.

Anyone?

Katezilla on a Cherry Picker said...

I read on another site that a book exposing the Gosselins (some explosive findings) is coming out on Amazon in a couple of weeks. Al Walentis, who is a newspaper journalist, is the writer.

I would like to see this book outsell I Just Want You to Know by a landslide.

Kartzilla on a Cherry Picker said...

Oops... I forgot to add the link to the Amazon discussion:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Book-coming-Secret-Walentis/forum/Fx3NQXTP7NW5E3Z/TxABSAC61LGOBL/2?_encoding=UTF8&asin=0310318963

Al Walentis also wrote on May 18, 2010:

Hi,
Yes, the book is for real. It should definitely be complete by the end of the month. I had a finished manuscript ready, but a collaborator in the tabloid media became seduced by the cult of Jon and asked that his notes not be used. Fair enough. I will rewrite sections but the basic facts will remain, how just about everyone who fell into the Gosselin orbit became corrupted.

Al Walentis

Hippie Chick said...

I am so sick of Kate. I'm sick of her stupidity when she opens her mouth, her "bodyguard", her mani-pedis, her traveling, and the fact that she thinks she deserves it all. I am also sick of self-entitlement, her selfishness and the fact that she's keeping her kids younger so her boring show can go on.
I do, however, like the fact that GwoPers call Kate on her BS and I like to come here for all the gossip and what dumb thing Kate has said or done, because I refuse to watch, click or listen to anything associated to Kate.
I do feel though, and I will reword this, because my last comment wasn't posted, that the children are going to grow up with the same sense of self-entitlement and selfishness as their mom. I hope she isn't teaching them the worse qualities a mom can teach her kids; how to be greedy, rude, awful to loved ones, mean, and spoiled. This is all this world needs. More Kates. Yay.
Hopefully, (and I won't know, because I will NOT be watching) the kids don't act any different than any other 6 year old. If they are acting like spoiled little Kates, she is in big trouble, and so is Jon.
One can only hope they are teaching them good values and morals, but we are talking about Kate here, Little Miss Gimme Gimme and Mr. My Luggage is A Hefty Bag.

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