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dustilies said...

From the end of last week's free discussion:

http://www.dlisted.com/node/37185/images/spl177949_021.jpg

Pictures of K picking up kids.
The most interesting pic is of the guy flipping the bird (in stereo, if you know what I mean). Who is he?

a) ROL field producer, spoiling pics shot by rival
b) Kate's wardrobe consultant (digging the outfit, dudettes)
c) long-lost Kreider kin (check out the size of those toes!

And speaking of wardrobe, that short-skirted, low-cut dress is EXACTLY WHAT REAL MOMS ON THE GO DON'T WEAR! Sorry for the caps, but they did make me feel better. Phew.

I'm not saying mothers have to dress like nuns, but when they are little , you know you are going to be bending down a lot, squatting, sitting on the floor, bending into cars to buckle them in and find lost sippy cups . . . Most of us don't want to be flashing our tatas or the . . . what is it pediatricians call it? Oh yeah, our "diaper area."

This woman is bizarre beyond all reckoning.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if anyone else noticed on the dlisted photos that the one boy appears to have a recent scar on top of his head. It looks as though his hair has been shaved in one area.

kates_a_snake said...

You know, I was just thinking about how confused those kids must be. They were told for the first 5 years of their life to play nicey-nice for the camera. Now they are told to IGNORE the papparazzi. Soon they will again and to play up to the camera when Kate plus 8 starts again. Poor kids.

StoryLady said...

I want to wish all the mothers here~the diaper changing, vomit cleaning, tear wiping, hug giving, story reading, boo boo kissing, tummy tickling, cookie baking, worrying, laughing, crying, making do, doing without, homework helping when you're so tired you can't see straight, how do you know you know you don't like it unless you try a bite?,'that's my kid!' yelling, I can wear this coat for one more year; we need school shoes, no need for letter writing because your kids know by your actions and words every day how much you love them moms~a Very Happy Mother's Day.
I hold the Gosselin kids in my heart as well. Maybe next year they'll feel the love that is their birthright.

Annies said...

Move over Kate, a real pair of stars rumored to be moving at the Berks County/Schuylkill County border in an eleven million dollar mansion---Jay Z and wife Beyonce. I live 12 miles from there.

lukebandit said...

Revised Version

Hit me with your best shot!
Hit me with your best shot, by Pat Benatar


Well, Kate you're a real tough cookie with a long TLC history
Of breaking little kids hearts, like all the time filming
Paps O.K., lets see how you do it
Put up your tents, let's see down to it!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot For Money!
Click Away! Cha-Ching Away!

You come out with the kids, out in the front, you don't play fair
That's O.K., see if TLC cares!
Knock me down, I'm so all in vain,
I'll get right back on my hooker heels again!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Money Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Money Shot!
Click Away!

Well, you're a real no-bake tough cookie with a long mental history
Of breaking little kids hearts, with a twist of Kate
Before you put another notch in your pink telephone case
You better make sure you put Tony in his place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Come On, Pap, Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Money Shot!
Click Away!


Pap, Hit Me With Your Best Money Shot!
Pap, Why Don't You Hit Over Here, Look At Me! With Your Best Shot!
Pap, Hit Me With Your Best Money Shot!
Click Away! Cha-Ching!!

jonandkatewho? said...

You know what really bothers me about Kate other than everything? It's the fact that she is never seen smiling when she is with those kids. I cannot remember any pictures in which she either smiles or looks happy even when she is with them. Usually she looks thunderous and angry or just bored.

Yeah what a mom, eh?
Poor kiddos.
They never really look happy either, but I have at least seen them occasionally crack a smile. Not so Kate.

Cry Me a River said...

I was looking at the "random" guy flipping the bird right 2 feet from where the nannie was buckling the children (you would think they could buckle themselves by now - they are 6). Guess Mommie Dearest being the go getter that she is doesn't have time to hold the van and actually teach them to bring that strap across and click it in place. Maybe one day they will grow a bit (now that they are working again maybe MM can afford organic milk) and can go to booster seats. Anyway, I don't think that was some random guy, I have never seen anyone other the entourage get that close to the children even at the bus stop.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneToes said...

Hmmm, interesting. TARGET is sponsering this video clip of Kate. The first time it loaded there was a Target commercial before Kate. I guess she shops there for a reason, she's getting paid for the advertisement.

http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20367222,00.html

Swissmiss said...

In a previous discussion which is now closed for comments (replaced by this one), someone discussed the idea that Kate might be trying to get her kids hired for shows in California.

Remember some years ago, she took her two older girls to see a talent agent, who seemed to have no interest in booking them. In other words, they just don't have that special 'something' that comes across on-camera.

Kate has no idea what it's like to deal with filming when there are laws to protect the children - unlike what TLC permitted. If they somehow got a job, the idea that she would have any 'say' in directing them would be squashed immediately.

I've read that as far as children performing on Broadway shows, the mothers wait in a special room. They don't even wander around backstage. I can't see Kate being willing to conform with rules and regulations.

Zoe said...

...on why Khart looked thick on DWTS...

Maybe she was wearing some body armor under that dress, since Steve couldn't be following her around the dance floor.

TPoV said...

HAPPY (almost) BIRTHDAY GOSSELIN SIX! I HOPE YOU HAVE AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY! My wish for you is a drama-free day with all of your family. You are all so strong, despite everything that has happened in the past year. Have a great birthday, with lots of smiles, cheers and of course yummy cake!

~Teens Point of View

Canadian Mom said...

Any word when Kate + 8 "premieres"??

silimom said...

There was actually a ninth Gosselin child that many followers of Kate Gosselin don't know about: she was the fourth daughter born as part of what would've been septuplets -- but she passed away shortly after birth. Kate Gosselin recently took a rare moment to open up about her deceased daughter.

http://beforeitsnews.com/news/41/276/Kate_Gosselin_Reveals_Her_Favorite_Mothers_Day_Gift.html
******
I have no problem with people posting pro Kate articles on the web or blogs or wherever. You are entitled to your opinion.

I do have to share my disappointment at the current level of integrity and professionalism shown by today's new outlets.

The above referenced quote is a classic game of telephone - Kate and Jon have always been honest about the 7th embryo that did not develop and was reabsorbed by her body during the pregnancy. It was mentioned in the book "Multiple Blessings" and (I could be wrong here, so please feel free to correct me) I believe they mentioned it once on the show.

Here is a link to the Access Interview where Kate discusses the 7th baby IN HER OWN WORDS. She never says that the baby was born along with the sextuplets and died after birth, and she even states that they "decided" it was a girl, for whatever reason and would have named her "Emily". It was something that obviously made an impression on Alexis and something she was trying to grasp and deal with, hence the reference in her letter in the book.

To be honest, IMO Jon and Kate handled the situation fairly well. Alexis was curious and trying to process this information and by talking about it and giving her a sex and a name, they have given her the tools to put this information in a context her 4-5 year old mind can grasp. (people in our family had a similar situation - a first child that was lost prior to the rest being born - and it helped their young children to understand the situation and move on from it).

It wouldn't have been my choice to have told the kids about the lost embryo until they were older, but that's just me. I assume it was probably something Jon and Kate were talking about casually when discussing MB or the show and Alexis picked up on it.

K8STFU said...

dustilies,

Your comments made me LOL !

K8 seems to be confused between looking hip/trendy and looking trashy/tacky.

Love the shoes -must have been a struggle to get that little loop thingy around , you know, THE TOE ...

K8STFU said...

Hi Minka's tail -

I have to respectfully disagree with you.

JMO, of course, but Katie Irene Gosselin has no redeeming qualities at all.

- she is not kind
- she has no empathy or compassion
- she is selfish
- she is greedy
- she cannot parent
- she doesn't try to parent
- she is a liar
- she is a hypocrite
- she uses people
- she is manipulative
- she is not funny
- she has no style, taste or class
- she treats her kids like circus animals
- she cannot sing
- she cannot dance (what an understatement)
- she is not organized in any way
- she is narcissistic
- she exploits her children for $
- she exploits her children for $
- she exploits her children for $

For me, K8 has lost all rights to getting the benefit of the doubt. I do not believe she loves her children, she loves what the children can do for her (attention, freebies, fame/infamy, and fortune, VIP treatment).

Unfortunately, I have lost all hope for Jon as well. Those poor kids sure got the short end of the stick with their parents.

KHATE said...

So is Kate on a book tour? Did she actually go on tour, after it tanked?
I haven't seen any pubs of her being on any book tour.

emschick1128 said...

I don't know if anyone posted it already but in this weeks In Touch Weekly there is a very sad picture of Colin getting off the school bus covering his face with a jacket. Of course there's a camera being shoved in it at the time. Those poor children being forced to live that way,it's disgusting. On a side note Kate was also pictured tanning at a Reading salon today. How out of character!! I'd love to see what her skin looks like 20 years from now. Probably have the texture of one of her expensive Prada purses.

dustilies said...

@ Storylady,

Thanks for a wonderful and honest summing up of what motherhood is all about.

The happiest moment in my day yesterday was when my girls presented the Mother's Day art project they had done at school. I said, "I love you so much," and they answered with a cheerful "we know." Those words are music to my ear.

Once on episode of our current favorite family show, "Everybody Hates Chris," Chris Rock says something really moving in a voice-over: "My dad never said 'I love you' when he was leaving for work (his second, night job.) He just said "See you in the morning." There were only three dads on our block. When my dad said 'see you in the morning,' he was telling us he was coming back. That's how he told us he loved us."

Like you say, Storylady, actions are eloquent.

Canadian Mom said...

StoryLady said...
I want to wish all the mothers here~the diaper changing, vomit cleaning, tear wiping, hug giving, story reading, boo boo kissing, tummy tickling, cookie baking, worrying, laughing, crying, making do, doing without, homework helping when you're so tired you can't see straight, how do you know you know you don't like it unless you try a bite?,'that's my kid!' yelling, I can wear this coat for one more year; we need school shoes, no need for letter writing because your kids know by your actions and words every day how much you love them moms~a Very Happy Mother's Day.

******************************

Oh Story Lady, *sniff*, you brought a tear to my eye...

You are a sweetheart!
Happy Mom's Day to you...

(mine is almost 15 now...where does the time go???)

maynardsmom said...

The bottom line. Kate is what she is.Appears to me someone who for whatever reason Has 8 children. Her only reason for fame a tv show. I feel pity. I cover my eyes. I wish she would stop. How would you like to be in school with the kids for a day? Poor single mom? I hope she stashes the cash because tv and movie land is full of out of style Kates. Hopefully kids cash is well stashed in a trust not to be touched for many years. This whole thing is living beyond your means. What makes her special? I simply do not understand.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Same characters...
Same setting...
Different outcomes...

Someone posted on another blog the photos of kids and The Big Red Ball playing w/Khate and w/Jon.
Dour looks on their faces, just like their mother's, when w/ Mommy Dearest. Giant smiles and obvious laughter when the same activity is repeated w/Jon.

And sheeple cannot read the message?

Ohio Buckeye said...

@ Dustilies: Isn't it odd that TLC gives us life on the extremes and calls it 'reality'? I mean on one hand we have Mom O' Eight dressing like a cheap hooker, and on the other hand we have Ma D, who dresses like an 1800 woman on the prairie.

THIS is 'reality'?

They give viewers ZERO credit for intelligence and it's insulting.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Luke Bandit, love your Pat Benatar version of K8G's Paparazzi Polka.

K8G's whole life is one big money shot and you captured it in verse - applause for you!

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Jon&KateWho: "You know what really bothers me about Kate other than everything? It's the fact that she is never seen smiling when she is with those kids. I cannot remember any pictures in which she either smiles or looks happy even when she is with them. Usually she looks thunderous and angry or just bored.

Yeah what a mom, eh?
Poor kiddos.
They never really look happy either, but I have at least seen them occasionally crack a smile. Not so Kate.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Maybe she's run out of her DWTS Smile Enhancer/Enabler, Vaseline, and it's not on sale this week at Target.

Probably takes alot of slickering up to get those angry lips to raise into a smile over her now-enhanced whitened, Chicklet'd teeth.

a nanny said...

emschick1128 said...
I don't know if anyone posted it already but in this weeks In Touch Weekly there is a very sad picture of Colin getting off the school bus covering his face with a jacket. Of course there's a camera being shoved in it at the time. Those poor children being forced to live that way,it's disgusting.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++
The paparazzi is probably tipped off by tlc/parents who receive a fee for allowing the kids to be filmed.
Anyone remember the DAILY picnics on the FRONT lawn when the divorce storm was at it worst last year??
These kids are going to have a rude shock when they get older.

fidosmommy said...

As of 7:00 p.m. EDT today May 8, there are 0 bids on Kate's DWTS shoes. The required opening bid is
$100.00. Not a single bite so far.

Not even the sheeple? Good grief!

gherkin said...

Pictures of Kate on Radar in a brown t-shirt. Her boobs look enormous!!! Have they gotten bigger?

I also agree that she always looks totally miserable when with her kids and they look pretty unhappy too. No one ever smiles.

NoUse4Kate said...

Random thought, my daughter has thrown up 6 times in the past 24 hours, thankfully she hit the pot, and guess who slept on the floor? No, not my daughter, I did. She wanted me to sleep in her room and she has a twin bed which isn't enough room for a 15 year old and myself, so I slept on the floor. I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the whole laundry room floor episode. What kind of mother would do that? It's mind boggling.

Ohio Buckeye said...

NoUse4Kate: Hope your daughter feels better soon and that you BOTH get to catch up on your sleep.

Happy Mothers' Day to a REAL (vs. 'reality') mom!

fidosmommy said...

Odd. I was just checking out the NYT best seller's list, and they have listings for May 16th out already. Where I live it's just May 8th. Oh well....

The interesting thing I noticed was No. 10 was a book called "Lift" by Kelly Corrigan which is a book of letters to her daughters. Hmmmmm. I wonder how exploitive that book is and how it compares to Kate's book.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Surely someone who blogs here can find out the unhealthy connection between Radar/Khate/TLC.
There ARE ACTUAL celebrities who shop, have manicures, pick up their cleaning/kids. Why don't I see Julia Roberts at the post office? Guess Annette Benning never takes her kids anyplace. I do see some "stars" out and about now and then.............but EVERY DAM DAY? no

What is with the single or double ply daily news? Who has whose nose up _______?

kate's an idiot said...

I wonder if Kate gets it yet. That people do not like her and are repulsed by her and what she has done to her family. That she purposely brought 8 lives into this world and went on to ruin them, all to benefit her pitiful self. That she also destroyed the life of a decent, kind, loving man because he wouldn't go along with all her self-serving bullcrap. That the public has caught on to what a selfish, stupid, shallow, lying bitch she is. That she continues to neglect and mistreat her kids and no one is buying her story that she is doing it all for them. That she has wasted thousands of her kids' dollars to try to improve her looks and still isn't attractive enough for one person to vote for her as a sexy single mom. That people tolerate her only because she had a popular reality show at one tIme, not because they care for her. That her 15 minutes are running out and all she is left with are 8 kids who will one day reject her. No friends. No family. No husband. Very little hope of ever finding someone who would want to be with her. Few, if any, fans. New enemies/haters every time she meets new people. Being laughed at for her desperation. She's a failure as a human, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a wife. Does she get what a loser she is?

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Kate's An Idiot: "does K8G get what a loser she is?"

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I'm doubting it. I believe her level of narcissism renders her blind to her lack of emotional depth.

I agree with a previous poster who suggested K8G DOES love her kids, but I would add to that she loves as a narcissist, which is a far more limited way of loving than many moms' capacity to love their children.

My guess is that K8G actually believes everything she does is for her children.

The problem is, I do not believe she is capable of distinguishing HER needs/desires from those of her kids. She transfers her wants/needs onto her kids and really cannot make a distiction between what SHE wants/needs and what her kids want/need.

She's a case for Freud. Sadly, I worry her kids may end of being same due to their mother's lack of psychological health.

Doris said...

kate's an idiot said...
"I wonder if Kate gets it yet. " "Does she get what a loser she is?"

No... Kate does not get it and probably never will. Because in her extreme narcissist universe...

1. It is her parents fault
2. It is her brothers fault
3. It is her sister in-law's fault
4. It is Jon's fault
5. It is the kids fault
6. It is the fans fault
7. It is the bloggers fault
8. It is Toni's fault
9. It is the dancing judges fault
10. It is societies fault
11. It everyone's fault but Kate's.

Kate is a walking text book narcissist to the extreme and that type of person rarely, if ever "wakes up" because in their sick and warped world they have nothing to "get".

emschick1128 said...

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mom's who actually take care of their own children, work hard everyday to give their kids a good life and love and protect them. Kate will never fit my definition of a good or loving mom. How sad for those poor children.

Rose said...

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but in Kate's new book, she advises Leah to please always try to remain close with her family, even when it's hard, because those are the people who matter most. I think it's hysterical that Kate has the gall to publish something like that. She has cut her parents, brother, and sister-in-law out of her life, and out of the kids' lives. I don't see her maintaining any sort of relationship with her family or putting any kind of work into being close with them...and yet she's trying to tell her kids to put family first?? What is going on inside her head, I will never know.

The Acknowledgments page in the book is also noteworthy. She mentions only a few people and initials their names instead of writing them all out. One of them was thanks to the people who took her picture for the cover of the book and "made her look so good". Seriously, WHO writes something like that? One of her main priorities was looking good on the cover of a book that she claims is all for and about her kids? What a disgusting example of contradiction, which might as well be Kate's middle name at this point.

Karma's coming said...

"I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but in Kate's new book, she advises Leah to please always try to remain close with her family, even when it's hard, because those are the people who matter most. I think it's hysterical that Kate has the gall to publish something like that. She has cut her parents, brother, and sister-in-law out of her life, and out of the kids' lives. "

It sounds like she is scared to death her kids will leave her when they are old enough to know better. The family is probably her. "Even when it gets hard", Translation: Even when you discover what a wretched human I have been and how I have used you kids.

OzNTM said...

Remain close to her (Leah's) family = keep on doing things for Kate. Kate probably in her own way misses her family, but only because of what they used to do for her - remember, everyone who "didn't know how to help" her anymore (do what Kate says, and the way she wants it done) are not in her life anymore, so she probably misses the things they used to do for her before they did something wrong in her eyes.

So Leah, as long as you keep doing as your mother says, you will be close to your family because you will still be a part of it! Do something wrong, and Kate will kick you out and forbid the rest from having any contact with you, just like all those cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents you never see anymore!

Can't See Sheep said...

@lukebandit LOL! That's hilarious!!!!

@Ohio Buckeye, for some reason, you're comment about kate cracking a smile & how much Vaseline would be required to cause it, it brought to mind cabbages & tomatoes in the garden when they split it's none to pretty.

jonandkatewho? said...
. I cannot remember any pictures in which she either smiles or looks happy even when she is with them.
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Oh no, don't let katie hear that or she'll explain how she's far too busy & sacrificing far to much to have the leisure time to smile, or look remotely happy when her children are around

Tamara said...

May have to start boycotting US Weekly. They put Khate in their "Stars- They're Just Like US" page. An obviously photoshopped pic of her wearing Nike gym stuff, with her stomach showing. Words over it saying "They Sport Cute Workout Colothes!" According to them, she is dealing with her sadness over her low book sales. 10,000 in two weeks apparently. No doubt half bought by TLC.

Tamara said...

I wonder what Mother's Day thing the G kids are being forced to do on camera?

Tamara said...

Why does Khate have to use a Nanny to pick the kids up??

Ohio Buckeye said...

re: K8G thanking her most recent 'book's' photographer 'for making me look so good': what a perfect glimpse into the heart/mind of a narcissist! In K8G's head, her thanking the photographer is a show of K8G's own humility. She is hopelessly, hopelessly deluded. Her poor kids.

crabbygirl said...

The interesting thing I noticed was No. 10 was a book called "Lift" by Kelly Corrigan which is a book of letters to her daughters. Hmmmmm. I wonder how exploitive that book is and how it compares to Kate's book.


I read "Lift" by Kelly Corrigan. It was a short but wonderful book!!! It brought out so many emotions in me. I also loved her other book "The Middle Place". Kate Corrigan has alot of loyal readers because she is honest and says things that you personally have in your heart.

readerlady said...

First of all - Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers on here who love, take care of, and try to raise their own children to be decent, honorable human beings but still have the time and the heart to care about 8 little kids in Pa. May your blessings be many and your troubles few.

Some random musings here. I was reading a book review the other day - NOT of one of Khate's books, I may add - and the reviewer indicated that this particular book was one that made her angry because "Narcissistic nuts shouldn't have children". Made me think of Khate immediately.

I was going through my DVR and clearing off some old recordings and came across an episode of "Table of 12" that I hadn't seen. Oh look - it's about a sick tup. Let's see how it stacks up against Joelgate!
Sick boytup - sent home from school because he threw up - close enough.
Barf bucket - check
miserable, sick child - check
child relegated to cold laundry room floor to avoid soiling anything important - che - oh, wait a minute - child is placed on comfortable couch in family room, where mom can keep an eye on him and render aid and comfort. What a unique and unusual solution (snark, snark)! Betty Hayes even mildly reprimanded the other kids for saying "EEWWW!" when the kid barfed. She said he felt miserable enough, and it wasn't kind to make him feel worse. What do you know - a teaching moment, about kindness and acceptance - all from a sick kid episode. Quite the contrast to Joelgate.

"Does she get what a loser she is?" In Khate's mind, she's a winner. She managed to parlay an HOM birth into fame and fortune. Estranged family, no husband, miserable kids - those things don't matter, as long as she has her picture on the front of People Magazine, gets to hobnob with real stars, and, of course, gets plenty of the long green. What a sad, sorrowful excuse for a human being.

Just trying to remember - We saw Mothers Day on the show, when Jon made a big deal of it and served Khate breakfast in bed, with the help of the kids. Did Khate ever do anything for Jon on Fathers Day? Probably not, because, of course, it's all about HER.

2badsosad said...

Rose said...
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but in Kate's new book, she advises Leah to please always try to remain close with her family, even when it's hard, because those are the people who matter most.

This is coming from a woman who;

Estranged herself from family, ie own parents, because, 'they didnt know how to help us'

Allows the terms and conditions that define a reality tv show contract be the determining factor as to whether or not individuals are deemed 'worthy' of a relationship with her and or her children.

Has NOT remained closed with her own family, ie siblings because protecting HER image, HER brand, HER marketable reputation etc, IS in REALITY what matters the most.

Accuses family of 'wanting to make money off of her children' but sees nothing in maintaining a close relationship with TLC who has banked millions upon millions off the 'working' backs of her children.

Need I say more?

tan in a can? said...

emschick1128 said.....On a side note Kate was also pictured tanning at a Reading salon today. How out of character!! I'd love to see what her skin looks like 20 years from now. Probably have the texture of one of her expensive Prada purses.



Many moons ago, one of the little girls in my son's nursery school class had a mom who was tan year round. She used to go to the tanning salon while the kids were in nursery school, later she bought a tanning bed for her home. Even in the dead of January she always looked fresh from the beach.

13 years later, I ran into her at the mall this past February. Thank goodness she said my name first, I almost didn't recognize her! She looks like she's 60 years old when she's only 42. Her face looks like leather. She was still tan though.

I know we made fun of orange oompa-loompa Kate when she was getting fake tans, but she really needs to think about going back to spray tanning. If you look at Kate now compared to pictures of her just two years ago, she is already starting to prematurely age and look "hard." I guess I'm asking a little too much of Kate to think of the future and her health- I know she only thinks in the NOW and where her next fat paycheck is coming from.

emschick1128 said...

Wow, it looks like a couple of clowns have bid on Kate's so called "dancing shoes" up to $264.00. I don't believe the auction ends either until May 20. I still can't believe that she really wears a 5 1\2 size shoe unless she totally shoved her foot in to it somehow. Maybe that will be her next excuse why she can't dance that her shoes were to small

LP said...

Uh oh....ROL has an article up (it is now 0905 Pacific Time) about hot celeb moms and none of them is Kate. As of right now there are 61 picture (multiples of each mom) - do you think by the end of the day they'lll add kate?

Happy mother's day to all!

Becarefulwhatyouwishfor said...

While waiting for the truck's oil change, I picked up her book and flipped to any page. I don't remember word-for-word, but I was annoyed as I read about how dangerous it was becoming to live in the old house [pre-mansion] -- tires were slashed with a knife on all vehicles and right underneath Mady and Cara's bedroom window; that realizing that she had a 'dangerous job' - akin to police, fire, etc. - really made her take the children's safety into consideration and how she told Jon that they 'had to move NOW'. She makes me sick. If she and Jon hadn't put the kids on public display, she wouldn't have to lose sleep over her kids being attacked by lunatics!

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Reader Lady re: K8G's Mothers' Day on camera:

First of all, I'm guessing the whole b'fast in bed scenario was dreamed up by TLC. However,back then I had the same thought as you mentioned: WHY do we not see K8G give Jon a day of pampering for being a good dad?

As I recall that episode, despite getting served French Toast in bed, shortly after the kids gathered around her, she did her usual K8G bellow: "JOOOOOON! Rescue me!"

"Rescue me"???? From WHAT? Time with your kids around you for Mothers' Day????

Remembering these episodes - deja vu and BLECH all over again.

Ohio Buckeye said...

re: the alleged tire slashing story:

Interesting that the ONLY solution to avoiding danger to the kids was moving to a mansion. A mansion where K8G is remembered as gleefully saying on camera 'mine, ALL MINE!'

Yo, K8G, if you seriously were concerned about your kids' safety, here's a novel thought for you: The simplest solution is often the best, i.e., Pull. The Plug. Get your kids OFF tv.

That whole move to the manse was so entirely bogus. August: Hawaaian vow renewal (gag), October: move to the mansion, November: marriage D.O.A., yet TLC
tried to continue the ruse by claiming Jon was 'away, taking care of his mom'.

I'm also reminded how K8G sold the idea on camera of Jon quitting his job 'so we can all be together more'. As soon as he became Mr. Mom, she hit the road for her various book and media tours. "Be together more"?? Seriously?

The truly astounding thing is that just because K8G finds a way to buy into her own b.s., she always assumes the rest of us will do same.

Two words are most used here when describing K8G:

1) Narcissistic
2) Delusional.

Buying a mansion solely to 'protect her kids' and her husband being a house husband so the fam could be together more: I have to go with DELUSIONAL today.

Mona said...

Let's all learn German and move to Deutchland! Apparently nobody there has ever heard of Kate Gosselin, and if they have, don't give a flying rat about her. Amazon.de has sold exactly ZERO copies of her book.

Rose said...

Exactly. When Kate tells Leah to always strive to be close to her family, what she really means is, "Always strive to love me and make me look good, no matter how hard it can be sometimes." Kate wants her kids to speak well of her as they get older, and to tell the public what a wonderful, sacrificing mother she really was. She probably knows already that the time will come when they're old enough to leave the house and never speak to her again if they don't want to. They'll be old enough to go off, start their own families, make their own decisions, and decide for themselves whether or not they want her in their lives. They will no longer be those sweet little honey bunnies that dress in matching outfits and scamper after her as she stands in front of the cameras and flaunts the whole "supermom" act.

Kate knows what she did to her own parents, and somewhere in the back of her mind, she's got to be wondering if, out of all eight of her children, any of them will do the same thing. I have no doubt that she is already trying to coach the kids on what to say about her and how to act, to make her look better to the world. And you know what the really sick part is? A couple of the kids might actually go along with it, just to please her and keep her happy, because no matter how old they get, some of them won't be able to shake that feeling that they have to satisfy their mom.

jibberjabbers said...

emschick1128 said...

Wow, it looks like a couple of clowns have bid on Kate's so called "dancing shoes" up to $264.00. I don't believe the auction ends either until May 20. I still can't believe that she really wears a 5 1\2 size shoe unless she totally shoved her foot in to it somehow. Maybe that will be her next excuse why she can't dance that her shoes were to small.

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Shoes are in UK sizes. So they're 8 - 9 in US size.

And looks like 2 men bid for the shoes. Must be Kate's PR crew. Not sure why MEN would bid on them..

See the picture of Kate's book tour? Yep. NO MEN showed up.

emschick1128 said...

Readerlady I really enjoyed your very well written post comparing Betty Hayes care of a sick child to Kate lack of caring. Your also dead on with your further assessment of her as a horrible person and mother who obviously doesn't perceive herself the way others do. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful, caring moms on this site who actually care for their own children and love them unconditionaly.

MickeyMcKean said...

SCARY! Is Kate Gosselin one of the worse TV moms?

PLEASE NOTE: 4 out of 5 listed are characters on a TV show BUT KG is playing herself and still made the list!!! LOL

The 5 Worst Mothers on Television Today
Written by Julie Miller | 06 May 2010, 4:40 PM

5. Celia Rhodes, Gossip Girl
Portrayed By: Caroline Lagerfelt

4. Colleen Donaghy, 30 Rock
Portrayed By: Elaine Stritch

3. Celia Hodes, Weeds
Portrayed By: Elizabeth Perkins

2. Kate Gosselin, Jon & Kate Plus 8
Portrayed By: Kate Gosselin

America’s most famous reality mom has been exploiting her eight children since their birth, allegedly even faking Christmases to get an honest reaction from her offspring before revealing to them that it is not actually the holiday. Additionally, Kate has whored out her children’s memories in a series of books and has left her family for weeks at a time to compete in Dancing with the Stars and complete book tours.

1. Evelyn Harper, Two and a Half Men
Portrayed By: Holland Taylor

http://www.movieline.com/2010/05/the-5-worst-mothers-on-television-today.php

Monster Mommy said...

@ Kate's an idiot...

(Re: Does Kate get that people in the general public, just don't like her?)

I think she does. Kate was here in Long Beach at the annual Women's Conference, signing her book. She was not well-received. She ate lunch all alone (okay with bodyguard, Steve). Then Kathy Griffin finally went over to her table, more than likely to get material for her show. So she has to get it... she just has to!

My hubby works with the disabled, so their school makes all the swag bags for the that Conference every year. He said the public didn't even want Kate there, and were asking Maria Schriever to "un-invite" Kate... but she went anyway to pimp yet another crappy book.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Mona: I'm with you! Deutchland, here we come! Freedom from any further Gosselin garbage!

Hippie Chick said...

On America's Funniest Home Videos...Tom Bergeron was narrating a video and said "I haven't seen someone so reluctant to go home since Jon Gosselin" I LOVE it!! What a nice slam against Kate since he hosts DWTS too. And it was a new AFHV. Awesome. I love when other celebrities slam her, especially when they KNOW her.

fidosmommy said...

Monster Mommy said....
Kate was here in Long Beach at the annual Women's Conference, signing her book. She was not well-received. She ate lunch all alone (okay with bodyguard, Steve). Then Kathy Griffin finally went over to her table, more than likely to get material for her show. So she has to get it... she just has to!


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Oh no, Monster Mommy, YOU'VE got it all wrong! Kate was BETTER than the other stars and invitees!
Nobody dared approach a woman of such stature and charm and fame!
It would be like, you know, walking up to Queen Elizabeth, interrupting her lunch to chat about who did her hair - and why she left her kids at the palace with nannies so often! QEII would be far, far more gracious about it, too. She would nod and smile.
Kate, I think, would wave her manicured hand and scream "Off with their heads! I want to eat my organic salad and tell Steve I need a new Prada bag for him to tote!"

Canadian Mom said...

Rose said...
The Acknowledgments page in the book is also noteworthy. She mentions only a few people and initials their names instead of writing them all out. One of them was thanks to the people who took her picture for the cover of the book and "made her look so good". Seriously, WHO writes something like that?
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She has no soul it seems Rose...

DeeNY said...

NoUse4Kate said...
I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the whole laundry room floor episode. What kind of mother would do that? It's mind boggling.

I couldn't agree with you more. When I hear people talk about Kate, I tell them to watch that episode. To me, it's child abuse. How no one sees that, I haven't a clue.

Monster Mommy said...

I forgot to mention, I joked with my hubby to "take a leak" in Kate's freebie swag bag for me, before she came out here.

He replied... Unfortunately, the Women's Convention swag bags are not "custom made"... Lol, turns out they just distribute them randomly to their guests!

emschick1128 said...

On ROL and the Gossip Girls blog there are several pictures posted of Kate hosting a pool party today for "friends and family" Of course Mr. Professional Purse Holder and his family are there and some other adults arriving who are probably TLC staff members. What's up with Kate's boobs?? They look huge in the brown t-shirt she's wearing. Her hair also looks ridiculous when you see if from the back since there is a definate line where the hair stops and the extentions start. Very cheap and tacky looking.

SoCalGal said...

OMG! Is it time to boycott Target. Because if they endorse anything Khate I will never shop there again.

SoCalGal said...

As far as her kids getting into the "industry", it won't happen.
My grandaughter was acctualy wooed by a few talent agencies because she had the Shirley Temple look couldn't cut it because she wouldn't follow direction. This would mean that they wouldn't be running wild fighting and acting out. Kids have to be like the Olsens' able to follow complete direction in a controlled environment. WON'T HAPPEN!

Plus they aren't toddlers anymore. As far as Hollywood goes they are long in the tooth.

SoCalGal said...

She still has her millions that the sheeple just won't acknowledge.
She should just stop and go away. She is done. Stick a fork in her.

Huh? said...

emschick1128 said...

On ROL and the Gossip Girls blog there are several pictures posted of Kate hosting a pool party today for "friends and family"

Where? I just went to look and I didn't see anything about that.

Easy to Find said...

http://davetesh.com/2010/05/09/kate-gosselin-throws-sextuplets-a-birthday-pool-party/

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/new-photos-kate-gosselin-spends-mothers-day-her-kids

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/63420/2010/05/kate-gosselin-hosts-birthday-party-sextuplets

too cool for pool said...

A pool party on May 9? It was FREEZING here in PA today - in the 50's, and the wind was quite strong. I hope the reporters got the "pool" part wrong.

If you look closely at the pictures of Cara just peeking out the door of the house, it looks like she's just recently cried her eyes out (IMHO- and I hope I'm wrong about that).

Guests in droves? Or do they mean "a few guests drove"? There are no pictures of TONS of people arriving.

And finally, the pictures of Kate in the white dress on ROL are very pixelated - most likely to soften her look.

Happy Birthday Gosselin Kids! I hope you get all your birthday wishes.

OzNTM said...

Mona said...
Let's all learn German and move to Deutchland! Apparently nobody there has ever heard of Kate Gosselin, and if they have, don't give a flying rat about her. Amazon.de has sold exactly ZERO copies of her book.


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Lol let's hope that like Justin Bieber, Kate doesn't even know what German means, let alone try to learn it just to find out if any of us are still talking about her!!

grannyoftwo said...

And looks like 2 men bid for the shoes. Must be Kate's PR crew. Not sure why MEN would bid on them..


I would wager a bet that someone is going to use them in a transvestite show of some sort, yes? She looked like a man dressed up as a woman on that show anyway so I say use it, to make a few bucks if you can, whomever is thinking along those lines...Probably a Vegas show, and they will have a dres made up to look just as awful as hers did too...I might just pay a few bucks to see that myself...

Vanessa said...

Hi Hippie Chick,
I took Tom Bergeron's comment to be against Jon, like he doesn't want to go home to his kids.
Could be wrong, but that was my interpretation :)

Cry Me a River said...

All I can say is Gina Neild must be a very nice lady, and really care about the kids. It appears that she has raised her 2 sons nicely, with essentially an absentee father, and I am happy that she is involved in the kids' lives. For her to spend mother's day with *MM, to be at the kids' pool party speak volumes about the kind of person she is. It was really nice of her to step in when MM was gone so much also.

Hopefully, Jon will have a chance to have his own party with real family, at his place.

*MM-mean mommy/monster mom. I hate typing her name - seems to validate her as a real person with a real heart.

winsomeone said...

" Hippie Chick said...
On America's Funniest Home Videos...Tom Bergeron was narrating a video and said "I haven't seen someone so reluctant to go home since Jon Gosselin" I LOVE it!! What a nice slam against Kate "

I saw that, and took it to be a slam against Jon..that he is a reluctant father. Tom played up to Kate, and I really doubt he was slamming her. Plus since they are divorced, Jon goes home for the children, not his ex-wife.

Lorrie said...

Canadian Mom said: "Any word when Kate + 8 "premieres"??"

I saw an ad today... premiers Memorial Day weekend, Sunday at 9, I believe.

Cry Me a River said...

I see Frock is now letting the kids off right at the door of the bus and I think that is a good idea (what took so long). She is still herding them like sheep, though, even the twins with their little snack sacks. And being the nonmorning person that she is, of course, looks very grumpy and unhappy to be there. Celebrate much Frock?

Lily said...

Herself dropping the kids off in the morning at the school bus. Girlfriend needs to wash those pants it's the same pair she's been wearing since she went to her "mom" look. Jon is supposed to get time with the kids this afternoon. Happy birthday kids - hope you have a good day.

http://tinyurl.com/2esw2yy

Kate-go-away said...

I'm confused...I looked at available pictures of sextuplets birthday party and just saw pictues of Kate plus some adults arriving and a few kids that looked older than the twins. A couple of the articles said, "guests started pouring in by the droves with plenty of the sextuplets little friends".

One article had a fake picture of a pool filled with kids that was taken from far away. It had big palm trees in the background and was not the pool I have seen at the Gosselin home.

Has anyone seen any other pictures I am missing? Is it because this party is being filmed for the show? Do you suppose these kids are totally isolated unless they are being filmed so they will be happy when on camera? If I were that age and cooped up all the time unless cameras were on I would start to connect the cameras with happy actvities.

They are also reporting that Kate said Jon could join them that day and that he choose not to come.

Comments?

really now said...

i just looked at the radar pics ( yes i went there)
Kate looks OLD in the bus stop pictures and her face looks puffy in the party day pictures.

Her teeth look FAKE. What ever she is doing to her body she should stop.. its taking its toll on her.

As for family and friends i only saw what looked like young adults/ tlc staff people bringing supplies.

I hopes other kids were invited to the celebration and not just the body guard and tlc personnel.

Laura T. said...

Just saw the pictures at the bus stop. I can now totally see that hannah looks a lot like kate- they have the same jaw/chin .

miss Kitty said...

SoCalGal said... As far as her kids getting into the "industry", it won't happen.
++++++++++++++++++++++
I think you are very correct.
These children are passed their cute age.
They are average looking.
They are not naturals/ possess a talent.
They are already branded, exposed.

I'm not speaking ill of the kids, i'm just comparing them to the hundreds of kid who are also trying to make it.

It would be smarter for Kate/ TLC to exploit the gosselin brand/sextuplets angle.

myonecent said...

I don't think Kate wants to move to California.

I think those rumours are purposely leakedt to make decisions makes/people in the industry think she's someone who should be sought out ...

Rose said...

So today is the tups' 6th birthday...hard to believe. I remember the episode when Mady and Cara turned 6. It makes you wonder what Kate has up her sleeve for the cameras to document now that the little kids are 6. No doubt it will be huge, but for the sake of Kate's publicity scheme, of course, not for the enjoyment of the children. She will jump at every opportunity to make it all about her...how SHE got them through another year of life. How SHE laid on bed rest and kept them alive. How SHE believes that in their home, birthdays are not just a celebration of getting older, but a sign that she has somehow survived as a parent of eight. How SHE is supporting them all on her own with no help from anybody in the world. Awww, what a good sport she is! What a phenomenal mother!

Well, I hope the tups get to have some fun today, eat birthday cake, run around with their friends, play games, and just be kids...whatever that means for them these days. They deserve to be happy and have a good time on their birthday, with no cameras or paparazzi around to dampen it for them.

JoyinVirginia said...

We were chaperoning school trip to Hershey PA on May 8-9. IT WAS COLD and VERY windy - 40 MPH gusts. Hershey is only 40-some miles from the tups home. Unless the pool is heated, I doubt it was warm enough for anyone to swim outside. Even if they went in the pool, the wind was so wicked it would make a pool party problematic. Maybe it warmed up later in the day but... a "pool party" sounds fishy to me. Maybe they all wore wet suits! That's the ticket!
In the photos from last year's party, everyone has on sweaters and jackets. The average temps are not that different from year to year.

Sobby McFibberpants said...

There was an ad today on TLC. Summer is soon approaching and it's bringing Hurricane Kate.

I feel as if I should be preparing for a disaster. Sort of like Y2K, except now it's why2Kate?

WARNING>>>ATTENTION GWOPers, Kate+8 is set to hit the airwaves soon! Protect your family with your very own Gosselinageddon survival kits exclusively sold at Target.
The kit includes earplugs, Juicy Juice, bottled water(thristy kids will love to watch YOU drink it), all of the organic fluff and monkey munch you can eat (while jacket snacking), and a first aid kit complete with eye wash. All this will be tucked inside the way back of your limited edition reusable Dodge Sprinter carrying case. Nanny not included.

Vanessa said...

Kate-go-away,
ITA with your comment about the kids associating the cameras with happy/good times. It's the only time their mother actually interacts with them, when she's most happy, when she IS THERE!

Sobby McFibberpants said...

The high was in the low 60's yesterday in Pa. We had a freeze warning for this morning. I just read about the party for the tups claiming Kate played host at home.
LOL, I'm wondering if anyone thought to check the weather when the POOL party birthday story and pics were posted? Maybe the story will now change to an ice skating party ON the pool.

sce said...

"Im not saying mothers have to dress like nuns, but when they are little , you know you are going to be bending down a lot, squatting, sitting on the floor, bending into cars to buckle them in and find lost sippy cups . . . Most of us don't want to be flashing our tatas or the . . . what is it pediatricians call it? Oh yeah, our "diaper area."

Actually, Charlotte from "Sex in the City" refers to it as "C U next Tuesday" :)

I wonder if I'll be censored....

overthehill said...

anyone old enough to remember mr.ed?
everytime i see a pic of kate flashing those gnashers i keep thinking she will put her head through the top of the barn door and say "hello im mr.ed"
me ed was a talking horse by the way.

Anne said...

WARNING>>>ATTENTION GWOPers, Kate+8 is set to hit the airwaves soon! Protect your family with your very own Gosselinageddon survival kits exclusively sold at Target.
The kit includes earplugs, Juicy Juice, bottled water(thristy kids will love to watch YOU drink it), all of the organic fluff and monkey munch you can eat (while jacket snacking), and a first aid kit complete with eye wash. All this will be tucked inside the way back of your limited edition reusable Dodge Sprinter carrying case. Nanny not included.
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I saw for an extra $1.99 they'll throw in a Kate Gosselin autographed wooden spoon. :)

emschick1128 said...

On the Gossip Center web site there are pictures of Kate at the UPS store "trying to manage the boxes and boxes of fan mail that she gets every day" She looks like a slob again so this must be part of her new hardworking, stay at home with no help, poor me, no one helps me, I have to do everything myself,I'm poor I have no money look.

Vanessa said...

I too remember Mr.Ed, so you're not THAT old Overthehill! :)
Someone commented about the "white dress" she's wearing for the pool party, I think that's the bikini cover-up she was sporting last summer. The smile is a dead giveaway that they are filming for the show. Any bets Steve and family will be on the premiere? She'll either firmly address/deny the rumours or she'll babble on and on once more about him being ONE of the few people she can trust...along with his wife and kids! OOOOKKAAAYY!! I wonder if her new puppets will speak?

Hippie Chick said...

I guess I never thought of the Tom Bergeron on AFHV comment to be a slam against Jon. It sounded so good to be a Kate slam didn't it?! Thanks for letting me see the other side of the coin, but I still would like to think it's a Kate slam. Even though I'm most likely wrong. LOL
Thanks ladies!! :) It's a shame. Kate's the wrong one, yet again. And anyone WOULD be reluctant to go home to THAT beast. I shiver at the thought. Brrrrr.

Long in The Tooth said...

I agree with you, Overthehill, about Kate's huge fake veneers. OMG...watching her smile is repulsive, as she tries to show them off. It's like she lifts her upper and lower lip up, and then bares all those massive long teeth. So fake. Plus, most humans (lol) have the split/line between their two front teeth aligned with their noses....hers is way off center.

ihatefrogs said...

Cry Me a River said...
I see Frock is now letting the kids off right at the door of the bus and I think that is a good idea (what took so long).

IMO, Kate is now letting the kids off right at the bus door is a result of the 'flipping the bird(s)' intruder. Dropping them off close enough to still get the photo op but deter any instigators from 'stealing' the scene.

Amy2 said...

I just viewed the photos of Kate on gossipcenter.com. Those ta tas of hers in the blue sweatshirt are higher and bigger than ever. Has she had another boob job?

Monster Mommy said...

@ Cry Me A River...

Agree, I hate even typing Kate's name. It actually makes me angry sometimes, just saying it out loud! That's why I use the "Monster Mommy" handle- 'cause that's what comes to mind when someone says her name. She is MM, through and through. She earned that title long ago. Love your posts... BTW. Your contributions help make this blog so exciting to read!

As for Kate's huge white veneers... Her mouth looks like a big Hilary Duff's, before she finally got those enormous Chicklets filed down.

And those DWTS shoes are definitely being snatched up by either a tranny with a vengeance... or Jimmy Fallon, for an encore performance!

Kate's Nemesis said...

Oh my. Barbara Walters is having heart surgery, and going to be out for a while on The View. Well, I just got a text poll from Access Hollywood asking who should fill in for her.

At the top of their "sub list", was Kate Gosselin's name... I chose Betty White. She rocked on SNL Saturday! If Kate comes back, Whoopi and Joy will eat her alive!

Happy 6th Birthday tups... You're one year closer to being away from that wretched bitch, you call MOMMY. Yay!

Elvira said...

47 degrees. Perfect pool party weather.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kate-gosselin-throws-pool-party-for-sextuplets-in-47-degree-weather/40574

Canadian Mom said...

Lorrie said...
Canadian Mom said: "Any word when Kate + 8 "premieres"??"

I saw an ad today... premiers Memorial Day weekend, Sunday at 9, I believe.

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Thanx for the heads up Lorrie, I'll be sure to schedule my chemo for then...

Minnesota Mom said...

Actually if you look at the picture of Kate in the white dress/cover-up it is SOOooo photoshopped(the pool party for the tups). Her chin is 'freakishly' distorted, to the point she looks like The Joker. And look at her teeth...photshopped. Do you honestly think they caught her really smiling and looking happy. No. They had no good shots. Just the typical 'GRRRRRRRrrrrumpy Kate'. So how do they fix it? Find a rare shot of Kate smiling and slap it over the Krabby Kate a la photoshop. Look at the pics.

dustilies said...

Sobby McFibberpants said...

There was an ad today on TLC. Summer is soon approaching and it's bringing Hurricane Kate.

I feel as if I should be preparing for a disaster. Sort of like Y2K, except now it's why2Kate?

WARNING>>>ATTENTION GWOPers, Kate+8 is set to hit the airwaves soon! Protect your family with your very own Gosselinageddon survival kits exclusively sold at Target.
The kit includes earplugs, Juicy Juice, bottled water(thristy kids will love to watch YOU drink it), all of the organic fluff and monkey munch you can eat (while jacket snacking), and a first aid kit complete with eye wash. All this will be tucked inside the way back of your limited edition reusable Dodge Sprinter carrying case. Nanny not included.
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Anne wrote:
I saw for an extra $1.99 they'll throw in a Kate Gosselin autographed wooden spoon.
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I saw that too, Anne. Also, I've heard they include the emergency number for a 24/7 on-call nail tech.
And around here, they are packing the kits in brightly colored barf buckets.

Thanks for cracking me up, y'all!

K8STFU said...

47 degrees. Perfect pool party weather.

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I wouldn't be surprised if K8 made the kids go swimming for filming purposes. She probably just pushed in one of the icky boys ...

Remember the Good Housekeeping photo shoot? The GH issue was for Thanksgiving, the photo shoot was in August or September and it was 90+ degrees. The kids were in heavy winter clothing ALL DAY for that photo shoot. But, really, it's not work, is it ?

TPoV said...

http://twitpic.com/1ms0y0

http://twitpic.com/1ms2p1

Look at the first link and than the second!

Skyler McCaw said...

A forced pool party at 47 degree weather all because it corresponds with the TLC "Kate Plus 8" taping schedule. It's the whole Christmas LIE (lying to the kids, telling them it's Christmas Day so the TLC cameras could "capture the moment"; since you couldn't PAY people enough to give up Christmas w/ THEIR family to tape the phony Gosselins lives on December 25th) all over again.

How sad THIS is how they spend their birthday.

Considering they were only really born because Kate wanted a claim to fame, the trauma mounts. All the more "cache"-worthy since they'd be half Asian.

THIS is the evil, evil mind of Katie Irene!

logical said...

It made my day too see Jon pick up the kids today, they so love their dad and it shows!!!

Laurie said...

Actually they'd be warm while in the water if the pool is heated - it's the getting out to get the towel part that would be a bitch!

Laurie said...

Why don't they ever look this happy to see kate? The smiles, the hughs, the happiness radiates off the pictures.

http://tinyurl.com/24jzwkh

Houston mom said...

Pics of Jon picking up the kids today. The looks on the kids' faces says it all....He is the one emotionally vested into those kids, and it is returned.
When Khate picks them up, it is scowls all around.

Can't See Sheep said...

overthehill said...

anyone old enough to remember mr.ed?
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Yep, I remember Mr. Ed, never missed it. While I will agree that kate has teeth like a horse (I have the urge to buy her a bag of sweet feed every time I see her smile & show the kids how to grain their mother. I wonder if she eats oatmeal? Oh, right, organic oatmeal!), Mr. Ed was prettier than kate & probably a good deal more pleasant to be around. The kids would probably would have been happier around him, like they are with everyone but their mother. :)

Long in The Tooth said...
So fake. Plus, most humans (lol) have the split/line between their two front teeth aligned with their noses....hers is way off center.
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LOL! Much like kate, way off centre!

JFS in IL said...

Nice shots now on ROL of Jon getting the tups from school - they look so HAPPY to see him! What a contrast to the sad little faces when their dour mom fetches them!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Dustilies & Sobby, I heard, too, that her publisher is going to partner with the other suppliers of the Gosselinageddon Kit: they're going to toss in as a freebie in the Gosselinageddon Kit a copy of "I Just Want You To Know" - can't sell 'em and need to unload the inventory.

Thanks for the laughs, you two!

Cry Me a River said...

@Emschick

Oh that was fan mail she was picking up? I thought it was copies of her book that she was buying up! You know as gifts for all her friends and family, or maybe party favors.
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@Ihatefrogs

I wondered if that might have been the rogue photog?
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@Monster Mommy

Love that name - so appropriate and thanks for the compliment. I love GWOP, because of all the great people we have here. If people only knew...

Protect8 said...

Wow - just saw the ROL photos of Jon Gosselin picking up his children at the bus stop today. I am so accustomed to seeing their little sad, unhappy faces in all of the photos with Kate. The stark contrast is bittersweet.

As the daughter of a mother diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, I can predict with some certainty that Kate will make her children feel awful for these new ROL photos.
It might come out as an indirect, cold comment such as: "How nice that you can manage to look happy when your father is around but can only look unhappy around me." ("your father" being the only way she probably refers to Jon)
Or it could be plain straight out mean, "How could you do this to me!"
Or it could be a prolonged silent treatment which was my mother's specialty.

But the truth is in the smiles on their faces when they see Jon. The mean look on Kate's face in all of the mother's day/b'day photos makes me feel sick to my stomach.

Anonymous said...

K8STFU (I laugh every single time I see/type this name!) said, "47 degrees. Perfect pool party weather.

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I wouldn't be surprised if K8 made the kids go swimming for filming purposes. She probably just pushed in one of the icky boys ...

Remember the Good Housekeeping photo shoot? The GH issue was for Thanksgiving, the photo shoot was in August or September and it was 90+ degrees. The kids were in heavy winter clothing ALL DAY for that photo shoot. But, really, it's not work, is it ?"

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No, it's just unrelenting FUN for those kids.

K8G is 'the hardest working mom in America' but the real stars of the show, the Gosselin 8, 'aren't working, they just get to play and have fun and take fun trips to see cool things'.

Yeah, K8, sure. Hey K8! STFU!

go away gosselins said...

I see there was meeting of the Pennsylvania Organization of Mothers of Multiples Clubs.

As you would expect, one of our favorite reality stars...a mother of multiples....gave her time to share her wisdom with the other mothers....

Yes AMY ROLOFF was the star speaker at this year's meeting! Now, where was PA's most "important" mother of multiples... "Kate, the amazing clown car uterus"?

Rose said...

The New York Times had an article back in February about how the kids might start filming again in the near future, so I'm sure many of you have already read it - or at least read something similar to it. Anyway, in this particular article, an Access Hollywood source had the following quote. Pay close attention to the last sentence. It says absolutely everything you need to know about this monster known as Kate Gosselin:


"Kate was broken after the divorce and she is very slowly putting herself back together again,” a source said. “They stick to discussions about the children and that is the purpose of their communication. It works best for Kate that way."



Forget the Gosselin kids. The show might just as well be titled Kate and Kate Plus Kate.

Katezilla said...

The new series is starting in a few weeks. Since we're not suppose to tell people on this board what to do (i.e. don't watch the show) can I just add my 2 pennies...

I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW
I AM NOT WATCHING THE SHOW

Just like how her book tanked I'm not watching the show to speed up its demise. I would do a shopping cart dance if ratings didn't make the top cable 20 in the first week.

StoryLady said...

Does anyone else think Mrs. Gosselin looks a little hung-over in the bright light of the morning of her children's sixth birthday?
I think she looks like she needs to go lie on the laundry room floor (just in case) and sleep it off so maybe she can be a real mom when the kids get home from school.

Aaden, Alexis, Colin, Hannah, Joel and Leah, I wish you a year full of blessings and love and laughter.
Grow up in privacy and peace. Live well. Be strong.

Stop TLC said...

You'd think a half dozen newly turned '6 Year Olds' would be able to have the day off... Kids working on their Birthday?

Boy, TLC and Kate sure are slave drivers.

And if I have to hear that woman, sing Happy Birthday six times in a row again, I will puke all over my $264.00 DWTS shoes... Oh, and they are a size 9 1/2, and my "life partner" just loves them on me. He says I look FABULOUS!

go away gosselins said...

Okay, so they are back Memorial day weekend...I am happy they changed nights!

Gosselin Kids all the Way said...

You know for all of Jon's faults (numerous girlfriends, lack of backbone, not looking for a job, etc), you cannot fault him for being a good Dad. Kids just don't make up or pretend their affection. I do love seeing the kids so happy on their Birthday! Although I don't like ROL, check out these images of Jon and the kids today.

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/63642/2010/05/jon-surprises-sextuplets-their-birthday

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

The photo of Jon picking up the kids is priceless!
Smiles from ear to ear -- something I've never seen when Mommy Dearest is on duty.

Aunt Chris said...

When is she going to figure out that straps on cankles are a really bad idea?

Love the smiles the kids have and all the hugs for Jon!

Pa Mom said...

I think it is just awful of Jon to permit the photogs to follow him to his new residence just so he could drag those kids out on the balcony for a few shots. Does he really need the money that bad he would give up his security? Now everyone who lives in that area will recognize it and harass him and those poor kids when they visit. Very Irresponsible Jon!

anonymouse said...

Jon picked up the kids today and the kids were surprised to see him. They surrounded him and hugged him. Hannah as always, had a very big smile on her face.

Link

Pictures confuse me said...

Can anyone clarify this for me?

ROL is definitely a pro-Kate site, in the pocket of TLC.....it would seem, anyway.

So WHY does ROL publish pics of the kids looking so very happy to be with Jon? Don't they understand how bad this makes Kate look, since the kids are never smiling, dancing around, happy to see her and hugging her?

Momof3 said...

I was on ROL today and saw the pictures of Kate at the UPS Store. How can she look at herself in the mirror and think she looks good? The capri pants make her look bigger than she is and those shoes do not go with that outfit at all.

As for Jon, I'm afraid that the kids are so excited to see him because they never see him. I could be wrong though because they've gone days without seeing their mother and they never look happy to see her.

go away gosselins said...

Hey "not true"....try again. When Jon was the "stay at home Dad" and Kate was the parent away from home, that they "hardly ever saw"; the kids still NEVER greeted Kate that way! If they would have clung to her, she would have pushed them away...especially those "dirty" boys!

Kate is cruel to them. She uses them. She loved the babies, but now that they are kids...not so much. It is true, and it will come out one of these days. There are 8 people who will tell their stories one day.

Rose said...

Pictures confuse me said...

"So WHY does ROL publish pics of the kids looking so very happy to be with Jon? Don't they understand how bad this makes Kate look, since the kids are never smiling, dancing around, happy to see her and hugging her?"

Sweetie, there isn't anyone in the world who needs to put one second of effort into making Kate look bad. She does it all on her own, through her words and actions. It's interesting, too, how you neglect to mention how TLC aired little Mady saying "I like the things we do with Mommy better." Do you think that made Jon look bad? The only difference there was that Kate had an entire TV network on her side, airing footage to her advantage, to illustrate all the BS she was saying about how Jon "doesn't do projects with the kids".

Let pictures like the ones from the bus stop tell you the story. Those innocent little six-year-olds are not going to lie. They were thrilled to see their daddy and have genuine affection for him. Is he perfect? No, he's anything but. However, those kids were clearly just so happy, and for the first time in a very long time, they looked like normal, smiling kids. Notice how Hannah had her head pressed against Jon and was holding his hand. If being with him brought joy to those children on their special day, then that makes me happy, for THEIR sakes. If they can have even just a little bit of time to spend with him and be away from Kate constantly parading them in front of the cameras like circus animals, then that's better than nothing.

Tami said...

Who says Jon 'hardly sees the kids'? He has joint custody, sees them frequently. ROL is KHATE'S paid publicists, so they try to portray her as the primary caretaker and publish more pics of her. However, in their lives he has never spent a great deal of time away from them! She has though. It's called many, many trips to push her terrible books.

K8STFU said...

Thanks everyone for posting the link(s) to the pics of Jon at pick-up.

These photos actually made me really sad - pictures of the Gosselin kids so innocently and genuinely happy are few and far between, when they should be the norm. I almost wish I didn't see them - they could have been a very sweet moment just between Daddy and the kiddos.

It reminds me of the tups' birthday last year. K8 had a "party" (read episode) for the tups at a large PUBLIC park. At one point, Alexis hugs Jon and tells him that she doesn't want him to go. Jon looked genuinely very sad and like he was about to cry. I felt icky at having seen this as it was a very sweet, tender moment between a sad little girl and her Daddy.

Happy Birthday A,J,C,A,L and H!

PJ's momma said...

I was looking for a pair of boots on clearance today and saw those sandals she's wearing at the UPS Store. Cole Haan, current season, $228. I just will never understand why she cries poor, says she does it all for her kids, and spends so much on things for herself. I have money (and no kids), but not expensive taste, and the only shoes I can really stomach buying for more than $50 (and even that is a stretch) are my running shoes. In fact, it made my day when I found my boots on overstock.com for $50. I want to try to give Kate the benefit of the doubt, but she makes it damn hard.

Anonymous said...

First post here and sorry to post as anonymous. Don't have a google account. Just want to comment about ROL and the pics at the bus stop. Those children were elated about seeing their Dad. Never see pic of those smiles with Kate. I believe that someone (Kate or TLC) complained to ROL and that post of the 6 and Jon was moved from page 1 to page 2 and replaced with thread of kate at UPS. That Jon was getting so many favorable comments was not acceptable to kate. Those little ones truly love their Dad and it did made my heart swell to see their happiness.

I will work out a google account so I can post. Livvy

Mary said...

Hi

Why does Khate have to go to the UPS store. They delive any box to my house. Ohh I forgot those p people are there.

Mary

kate's an idiot said...

I wouldn't care that Kate paid $200+ for a pair of shoes if she wasn't such a damn cheapskate with the kids. The fact that the kids don't drink enough milk because it's 'expensive' is shameful given the money Kate spends on herself. She paraded the kids to stride rite on order to shoot an episode of the show and get free shoes and backpacks. Man. The shopping trip could have been private, quiet and enjoyable if she had just paid for the loot herself without cameras present. 8 pairs of kids shoes would have cost her the same amount as two of three pairs of her unnecessary, impractical heels and the experience could have been a nice memory for the kids. But that is so practical and normal, isn't it? Better that those kids remain poorly nourished circus performers and Kate gets to buy herself yet another pair of ugly shoes to shove her ginormous toes into. Such a waste in so many ways

TweetyBird said...

I just looked at the UPS pics on ROL. Those shoes look ridiculous! Doesn't she know by now what type of shoes to wear with capris?? LOL Even I know that and I am just a real mom here in FL....
What a maroon

ihatefrogstoo said...

Not to mention that Kate is wearing designer clothes quite often yet since she's paying for the kids' clothes she buys Old Navy for them. I'm not saying Old Navy is bad, but it shows that Kate cheaps out on the kids to splurge on herself.

Payson48 said...

Kate buys the sun dresses at Old Navy--$15.00 each. They call them cabana dresses. I'm sure we'll see more this summer.....darn.

Can't See Sheep said...

Hi Livvy, welcome!

K8STFU said...
It reminds me of the tups' birthday last year. K8 had a "party" (read episode) for the tups at a large PUBLIC park. At one point, Alexis hugs Jon and tells him that she doesn't want him to go.
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Yep, kate just had to have their birthday at that park last year where they could see the paparazzi & the paparazzi could see them. Unlike this year where she had the party at home, something that would have been just as easy last year. How odd, I find myself surprised that she didn't force them to have their party out on the driveway.

Kate IS an idiot said...

To Not True, my reference to Kate witholding milk from her kids comes from that old episode that you mentioned plus one of the last episodes of JK8 that aired last year. The family was already in the McMansion and Kate walked with the tups to the dairy farm next door. (along the way she told aaden to 'man up' as he complained that his feet hurt in his ill-fitting cowboy boots). The kids helped the farmers milk the cows and then proceeded to drink 3 glasses of chocolate milk each. They were ravenous. It was at this point that Kate said the kids were so crazy for the milk because they did not get it often since organic milk is expensive. She also said that they drank so much milk that she didn't feed them dinner that night. Her financial situation had already improved by this time and she was spending money like water on herself: new clothes, a new $70,000 suv, plastic surgeries and a full time bodyguard and nannies...yet she was still too cheap and unconcerned about her kids' nutrition to buy milk regularly for them. I found this to be shocking and reprehensible, which is why i mentioned it. I don't think I was making an unfair assumption, as you imply. My comment about her being cheap when it comes to the kids came from words that came out of Kate's own horse mouth. Keep trying....the woman is pretty damn hard to defend

Kit said...

not true - I believe the observation about the kids not getting enough milk came more from Kate's comments that the children were gulping down "cup after cup" of milk at the farm because they never got to drink all they wanted at home, because organic milk was too expensive.

I think it's sad that someone who (at that time) was drinking at least one Starbucks drink a day ($3-4, the cost of at least 1/2 gallon of organic milk), and getting regular mani/pedis (even if not quite at today's rate) could even speak about rationing milk to her kids with a straight face. It's one thing to ration milk for your children if you're living on food stamps and food bank handouts; quite another when you're living in a million-dollar mansion.

Also, while this "rationing" was going on, we know from clips on the show that they were getting "junk food" chips and such. Personally, I'm glad they are - it's one tiny touch of normality in their lives, but if Kate is going to walk out on the plank of "I only feed my children organic food and I can't afford to give them all they want," she had best be prepared for that plank to crack abruptly underneath her when evidence to the contrary is seen.

Cry Me a River said...

I am glad that Jon has someone to spend time with and that he is not totally alone. Maybe this is a nice one that has no hidden agenda.

Jon - write the book - that will keep you busy all day - that is a good job for you and will have a tremendous pay day.

PutASockInIT said...

I will work out a google account so I can post. Livvy
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Livvy, you can post here under Name/URL - with just a name - no Google account needed.

K8STFU said...

We don't know how the kids acted when Kate came home. There are no pictures of those times at all.

I still maintain my opinion

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Hi Not true....

With the THOUSANDS of pictures that ROL has taken of K8 in the past 2 years, the only time K8 is smiling is when she is/was shopping by herself and the only time the kids are smiling are when they are/were with Jon.


And, that is a good point that you bring up about there being no pictures of how the kids are when K8 is home because K8 IS NEVER HOME.

And regarding the organic milk - except for 2 episodes, when have the kids had anything to drink but gallons of free Juicy Juice ?

Minka's Tail said...

I was on the US website and found some extremely weird comments from Kate's fans. One woman said she cut all the pictures out of 8 Little Faces and stuck them up all over her house, because she was too ugly to have her own children. Another one says to come to her blog and she will show you how to "love the queen." They complain about "haters" and how wrong it is to hate, but they hate Kevin and Jodi.

These people are creepy. The "haters" say some rude things at unmoderated sites, too (one guy asked why she hadn't been assasinated yet), but I can understand being snarky and sarcastic against a public figure. I do not see how this woman could be anyone's hero. She has no talent, and she's no longer doing much "hands on" mothering. She's no one a regular mom can relate to any more, yet she has people practically worshiping her.

What's funny is that they say that Radar is against her, and that they paid Jodi and Kevin $95.000 to say bad things against "the queen." Very odd.

N.E. Psychologist said...

K8STFU said
It reminds me of the tups' birthday last year. K8 had a "party" (read episode) for the tups at a large PUBLIC park. At one point, Alexis hugs Jon and tells him that she doesn't want him to go. Jon looked genuinely very sad and like he was about to cry.
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TLC used that scene for a promo for the show. That's when I stopped watching tlc altogether.

Houston mom said...

The shoes. The fake hair. The earrings. The gaping mouth. The fake boobs. The fake tan. The fake teeth.

All that money, and she dresses like a $5 hooker.
All that money..no class, no respect, no credibility.
All it bought her was a broken marriage, scarred children, broken family relationships and national hatred and ridicule.

But, I keep shaking my head at those shoes--they have to be the ugliest things I have ever seen.

Denise said...

I think the reason the birthday party was kept private is TLC filmed it and is hoping for big ratings if no one has seen it yet.

fidosmommy said...

Not True, we have been told here numerous time from PA residents that milk does not go "on sale" in
the Commonwealth of PA. So Kate is not waiting for a sale.

They probably get milk at school with their lunches, even if Kate packs sandwiches for them. And if they eat all the cereal Kate insists they go through (I'm thinking she's exaggerating the amount), there is probably some milk served up with that. They also eat yogurt and probably cheese. So they are likely not
calcium deprived. It just seems like milk would be something to have on hand in case someone wants it with a cookie after school or
as a before-bed treat. I would think it would be one of the last things crossed off the shopping list. Especially a shopping list that includes bags of chips and
other junk food, organic or not.
Whether those snacks we saw in her cart were for the birthday party or not, they were a
non-nutritious chunk of her grocery budget that week.

Annies said...

Disagree, I saw her sundresses at Ann Taylor LOFT and she is known to shop there at The Shoppes At Wyomissing strip mall.

longtimelurker said...

RE: Witholding Milk...

Didn't Kate recently say her kids eat 4 boxes of cereal a day? Maybe they eat it dry (I do), but this is just another one for the list of contradictions out of that woman's mouth. Or maybe she meant SHE didn't buy them milk, she has hired hands to do the grocery shopping. You just never know with this woman...

Annies said...

Sorry Sobby temps were not in the low 60's in Berks County that day. I was a few minutes from Kate's house and it was 51 degrees and high winds it was FREEZING to be outside at all. I t has been unseasonably cold here yet Kate is always with out jacket.. I am convinced she loves to show her body. The bending over at the bus stop with low cut dress gets me. She has got to know when her boobs are hanging out. Doesn't every woman?

Lorrie said...

Payson48 said:

"Kate buys the sun dresses at Old Navy--$15.00 each. They call them cabana dresses. I'm sure we'll see more this summer.....darn."

Actually, the official name is Women's Broomstick Gauze Cabana Dresses.... how fitting, huh? :) Sorry, couldn't resist.

winsomeone said...

It was lovely to see the girl tups in the group hug with Jon, but where was the picture of the boy tups also getting a hug? I suppose at age six, they are too "manly" for hugs, poor little guys?

K8STFU said...

Really, whether Katie Irene gives the kids milk is a non issue .

Katie Irene only cares about Katie Irene - she doesn't give a rat's a$$ about the well-being of her children.

Rose said...

PJ's Momma said...

"I just will never understand why she cries poor, says she does it all for her kids, and spends so much on things for herself."

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It is completely ridiculous to me, too, and disgusting behavior, but I think I'm starting to get it a little more. TLC must give her a TON of freebies - free clothes, hair extensions, dinners out, expensive hotels, you name it. In her warped sense of reality, she justifies crying poor because if she were out there in the actual working world like the rest of us, there's no way she could afford such luxuries for herself. Just about every penny would have to go to the kids, and she wouldn't be able to stand it. That's why it's hysterical how she STILL claims that she's "always looking for a bargain", but certainly not when it comes to the things she wears. The kids have such substantial college funds set up largely because of all the free stuff Kate collects from sources like the folks at TLC.

fidosmommy said...

Kate's latest book is off the NYT
best seller's list. The "also sellings" are listed from #11 - #35and Kate is not among them. She was #22 just the end of last week.

Oh my. Is she ever going to be mad at her sheeple! She was no doubt depending on her fan base to push her book over the top!

LB said...

I think ROL LIED about the shoe siz Kate wears. The shoes for auction was signed by the cast of DWST, not just her. It doesn't mean the shoes were worn by Kate, herself. If she had small feet, she would have looked out of porporition with her body. She is nearly tall as Tony. She would have looked like she was tripping over trying to walk. I sometimes have to go down a half or one size down for some heels. She goes down 3 sizes? BS. Someone needs to find a shot of their feets next to each other to busy ROL!
There was only two bids on the shoes as of today.

Shoshannah said...

The picture of John bending down towards the 6 kids
who surrounded him completely in a circle, all
hugging and hanging on him at once, almost
made me cry.

You can't fake that!

And their faces as they got off the bus and saw that -
hooray! - it was their Dad there to pick them up
and not their sullen, wooden, self-obsessed Mom?
Priceless.

PaMa said...

Kate's latest book is off the NYT
best seller's list. The "also sellings" are listed from #11 - #35and Kate is not among them. She was #22 just the end of last week.

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And, it also now has a sales rank of #1,194 on Amazon.

realitybites said...

Kate's latest book is off the NYT
best seller's list. The "also sellings" are listed from #11 - #35and Kate is not among them. She was #22 just the end of last week.

IMO, people who may have had a slight interest in purchasing Kate's new book, after scanning a few pages found the contents of the book to be her typical ad nauseum, self serving hyperbole and promptly placed it back on the book shelf.

Tami said...

I think ROL LIED about the shoe siz Kate wears. The shoes for auction was signed by the cast of DWST, not just her
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In US size, she wears about an 8. I remember ordering Russian dance shoes when my daughter was in ballet as a teen and getting about a size 3. It is not the same size as a US.

Proud Grandma said...

Just a few points and a question.

In the Tups birthday special last year, the party was in a public park, at a site where the Paps could have photographic access. It was a chilly day, remember Khate shouting to one of her slaves, er "friends" to get her black coat for her. So maybe it was hot this year, but somehow the clothes she was wearing this yer and the idea of the pool part;y, well I don't buy it, at this time of the year, weather can be sooo unpredictable.
Booster seats. Khate always seems to have to assist the kids out and in the van, buckling them in etc etc. OK I have a four year old granddaughter and she is so proud that she is now in a full size booster chair in vehicles. She can do herself up and we sure do check that she has done it properly, but getting out is really easy when we get to our destination, she sure doesn't need to be unbuckled. Those kids are 6.
OK my question, people were mentioning that there was an episode which showed Khate tidying up the twins' bedroom(s) and she actually chucked stuff down the stairs. I have tried to find that on line, can anyone tell me where I can see it please.

Tami said...

Kate's latest book is off the NYT
best seller's list. The "also sellings" are listed from #11 - #35and Kate is not among them. She was #22 just the end of last week.

Oh my. Is she ever going to be mad at her sheeple! She was no doubt depending on her fan base to push her book over the top!

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Sheeple went broke giving her money and gifts over the years and now they have to get her books from the library! Poor dears.

Tami said...

Milk does go on sale here, but if Khate really wanted to buy organic milk, you can print organic milk coupons online. I've done it. The popular brands of it have websites and you can print them there.

Tami said...

We don't know how the kids acted when Kate came home. There are no pictures of those times at all.

I still maintain my opinion.
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Your opinion is of one particular day? Because there are many pics and footage from their old tv show of homecomings with Khate, and the kids pretty much never smile when they see her. I don't blame them. Would you?

pa mom too said...

I loved the pictures of Jon picking the kids up at the bus stop. You can tell they really love their daddy. Kate should live in the apartment and Jon should move back into the house with the kids.

laurie said...

Cameras are obviously not rolling in this picture and kate lets the mask slip and shows how happy she is to be with her kids.

http://tinyurl.com/37mmu7l

NT said...

Not sure where to put this,but ROLhas pics of the kids and Kate filming for Kate plus 8. Now the kids each have their own motorized car and I'm sure Kate nor Jon had to put out any money for them. It also says she is working on Twist of Kate and helping a mother of eight. I guess she will tell this mother of eight that she has to hire a full time nanny and chef and housekeeper. Cause that's how she gets everything done.

konspiracytheory said...

New ROL pics of the kids being filmed on the driveway (of course) for K+8. Interesting - Jon never has the kids wearing helmets (who knows whether Kate does b/c she rarely joins them outside), neither parent makes sure that the nannies enforce a helmet rule, and yet for taping with Kate the kids have helmets on. Too bad they're not wearing them properly (as the helmet manufacturers say, 'a helmet is not a bonnet'), but I guess that's not really the point now is it?

Sobby McFibberpants said...

Annies said...
Sorry Sobby temps were not in the low 60's in Berks County that day.
888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Hi Annie, We are south of Pittsburgh. I knew how cold and windy it was here, so when I saw the pool party photos I knew it had to be too cold for swimming your way. I got the high and low off of weather.com. The 62 as a high could have been anytime after midnight Sun morning as the temps dropped. Regardless IMO, having pics of a pool party when it's cold outside are not doing Kate any favors. On the other hand, if she chose an indoor venue, how would she justify ROL getting photos? Maybe Buddy the TLC baker could create a giant cake the paps could hide in!

CrispyBacon said...

On ROL, the narrative description states "filming Kate's new reality TV show, Kate Plus 8". It's funny how it is considered Kate's show and not the kid's show. I hardly think Kate would have a show if it were not for her kids. Although, when she is filming, she is working. The kids are not working, they are just doing what they normally do. Yeah, right, is that why they needed "work" permits.

Also, the decription of the pictures states "Kate films her new show with her kids". It's funny how everything is about Kate. Her show, her kids. I guess it's all about Kate because she is the star (in her mind only).

MoonandMango said...

The milk issue -- milk is NEVER on sale in PA. It's a state thing.

Yes, the kids may purchase milk at school with their lunches if they want it. They are not being denied milk. It's available for them each day, and as much as they want.

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"In the photos from last year's party, everyone has on sweaters and jackets. The average temps are not that different from year to year."

Actually, they often are. We've had temps in the 80s and 90s recently. April was warm, with some record-setting temperatures. However, on Mother's Day it was FREEZING here, with the windchill barely getting out of the upper 30s. It was winter coat time once again. Pool party? More like a polar bear plunge!

Angel1 said...

laurie said...

Cameras are obviously not rolling in this picture and kate lets the mask slip and shows how happy she is to be with her kids.

http://tinyurl.com/37mmu7l



Boy she really look thrilled doesn't she. I feel so bad for those poor kids.

SafetyTrain said...

NT said...

Not sure where to put this,but ROLhas pics of the kids and Kate filming for Kate plus 8..........It also says she is working on Twist of Kate and helping a mother of eight.

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Wouldn't it be great if the show were about Kate learning FROM this mother of eight? Now that would be a show I'd watch.

What kind of motherly advice is Kate going to give to this woman? What to wear when you co-host the View? How to fit in as many spa days as you can? How to prioritize plastic surgery work? How to pack and leave your kids in less than 20 minutes? How to be a bitch to every person who isn't handing you a six or seven-figure paycheck? Yeah, those are some perplexing real-world problems.

And I'm assuming this mother of eight that she's going to help supports herself without her own reality show or an endless stream of other entertainment gigs - so right there this woman disproves Kate's assertion that ONLY way to raise a large family is to sell your kids and yourself to the highest bidder.

PaMom2 said...

I have been reading the comments on this site for quite some time. There was a time I wondered if I was one of the few sane mothers out there who saw through Kates "I do it all for my kids' excuse for everything. Then I found GWOP and thankfully I realized I was not alone. It still baffles me that there are others who somehow think Kate is an example of a great mother. In what world? With the lackluster book sales, Kate at this point appears desperate to keep herself in the news...and using her kids always worked before. So, we get the staged (almost daily) photos courtesy of TLC/ROL/INF. I wish TLC would just give up the charade already.

By the way, I live in PA, not far from Reading. On Sunday it was cold and windy. Definately, not pool weather. Today is cold as well, no sun, and some rain, It didnt even hit 60 degrees here. So, LOL that she is wearing a sundress and flipflops today for filming. Why? Is there a dress code for the episode or is it pretend 4th of July? Why can't she just be real about anything...even the weather?

KatesDirtyFlintstoneToes said...

I think we can all rest assured, since the book tanked so badly & quickly, Kate + 8 will tank quickly also. Think about it, who is left to watch it? Seems even her fans lost interest. Everyone is figuring out what a joke her life is.

Canadian Mom said...

But check out their faces in these 4 pictures. Especially little Leah. And Collin and Hannah and the twins...

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/63740/2010/05/jon-kate-gosselin-celebrate-sextuplets-6th-birthday
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They look all sad because Daddy's taking them HOME TO THEIR MOTHER...

MickeyMcKean said...

Yesterday I drove to Sacramento and wound up killing some time between appointments at a huge mall. While there I found a Barnes & Noble book store.

I went in and found a "Mother's Day" table but Kate's book was not on it! :)

So I asked a clerk about the book and he looked it up on the computer. We went to the shelf where it should be but alas, no :)

So he goes back to the computer and then tell me to wait. He comes back with a copy and tells me "it is on a back table". I crack up :)

I asked what the price was and he said whatever the price is on the back - $22.99!! :)

After I looked at the book, as I was leaving, another clerk asked me if I found everything. I told him yes, and that I came to check out Kate's new book and hey, do you know if it is selling? He said, "well I'm on the clock and can't really comment even if I have my own opinions but I have noticed that authors who write books that exploit their kids do NOT sell very well."

I smiled, he smiled. We understood each other's point of view perfectly :)

silimom said...

I am not a Kate fan. I strongly disagree with her continued exploitation of her children and I hope the state of PA is keeping a close eye on her new reality show venture.

Regarding the whole pool party for the kids - I'd like to point out (if it hasn't been already) that they do have a solar system to heat their pool. The heating range is between 70-85 degrees. So, while it may have been cold in PA this past weekend, if the kids are swimming in a heated pool, I don't personally see a problem with it. It doesn't sound like it was snowing or anything.

Does anyone know for certain that TLC was filming or is that just speculation (albeit not unreasonable speculation)? Just curious. I was going to give her a modicum of praise for actually having a party for the kids instead of running to the spa again, but then I remembered her motives may not have been entirely motherly if TLC was there (i.e. she only had the party for filming purposes).

Cry Me a River said...

Wow, Frock looks like she is fully engaged with the children during filming. I guess the new cars were an act of over-indulgence from TLC so the kids can see some reward from a hard day's work. Don't anybody ever try to say that those kids are not working.

fidosmommy said...

I just saw the pictures of the kids in their cars. I guess we've now seen that half hour episode. No need to watch it when it comes on TLC, is there?

And can somebody please explain to me how standing around with your hands on your hips or your arms out in front with your fingers spread is "playing" with your kids? She is physically present, but she looks bored and very ready for that activity to be over. Maybe the fingers meant 10 more minutes, then I can go make a phone call and shop!

ChurchMouse said...

"PJ's Momma said...

"I just will never understand why she cries poor, says she does it all for her kids, and spends so much on things for herself."



"Rose said...
... it's hysterical how she STILL claims that she's "always looking for a bargain", but certainly not when it comes to the things she wears."

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That's because she has affluenza. From Wikipedia:

affluenza, n. 1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses.

Dre said...

"The kids have such substantial college funds set up largely because of all the free stuff Kate collects from sources like the folks at TLC"

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There is no evidence at all that the kids have college funds with any particular amount of money in them. The state opened 529 accounts for the children as a publicity stunt when they were born, but the state did NOT contribute to the accounts.

No legal authority in the state of Pennsylvania requires those irresponsible parents to set aside a cent for those children. Nothing in their behavior suggests that either one of them thinks past today.

It's a good guess that there is very, very little, if anything, set aside for education for any of the children in this hopelessly dysfunctional family.

Neither parent has been responsible about anything else. There's no reason at all to believe that they've given even a thought to the children's needs once they reach 18.

Hippie Chick said...

@ Crispy Bacon: The kids are not working, they are just doing what they normally do. Yeah, right, is that why they needed "work" permits.

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My thoughts exactly!! If they are "just going about their daily lives", as that beast has insisted time & time again, why do they need work permits? It is just so frustrating! You hit the nail on the head!
These shows will tank, for sure. She has been over-exposed. People are sick of her. She showed her true colors on DWTS, her book tanked and being front & center on ROL daily is not helping her at all. This will be it for her. TLC's cash cow will finally "moo" for the last time.

Monster Mommy said...

Got MILK?... In the Gosselin Family household - the answer is HECK NO!

"Milk-Gate" has been an issue that always plauged me. I was puzzled when Kate said that she only bought milk on sale; with 8 small children. I had even wondered if she froze it. (My Momma would have slapped a ho' if she heard this!) *Giggle*

I see the red baby doll dress is back... and some very
scary looking heels, at the UPS store. Please closet those clod-hoppers, Kate- better yet... Donate them to the Good Will.

Jon's new gal pal 'looks' nice and mature, which is an improvement. Hell, any woman walking a little chihuahua is an A+ in my book... So that's not saying much.

Save all our dogs... Rescue a pet!

Ohio Buckeye said...

So, Is HERSELF going to simultaneously do "K8 + 8" and "A Twisted K8"? But WHEN will "America's Businest Mom" actually have time to MOTHER???

I'll not be watching either of these K8-O-Riffic extravaganzas - I'll enjoy, instead, reading GWoP to get the details of how they try to paint the newest iteration of K8G, this time as Saint K8, who, according to early reports, will be going around providing support and advice to other struggling moms.


This will be RICH. I look f'ward to the laughs.

Recaps. We could use some GWoP recaps on these sure-to-be gems.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I live in Ohio. Have most of my life.

K8G has been a lifelong PA resident, right?

How is it she didn't know not to plan a POOL party in early May? Though I've never lived in Pennsylvania, I'm guessing it's no warmer there in May than it is here in Ohio, and our pools don't generally even open here til Memorial Day.

This oh-so-fun pool party screams Photo Op rather than an actual birthday celebration.

And reports claim K8 actually got WET at this pool gala?? Wow, that's quite a transformation from the good old days of her always sitting on her arse in the sand, rudely bellowing at Jon for being in the water with the kids w/o holding their hands.

TLC, WHAT are you thinking? Cut your losses. K8G's last two books spectacularly tanked. She was a laughing stock on The View and DWTS, and her 'hold my breath so as not to inhale dead people gasses when I go by a cemetary' (?) on Leno was just plain awkward.

WHO is the media genius that continues to throw $ into promoting K8G???? I'm voting Pink Slip.

Sobby McFibberpants said...

Twist of Kate is "helping" a mother of 8? Sounds to me like TLC is using Kate to find them a new family to exploit. That's the only thing I have ever seen her excel in.
I read here yesterday that a man had bid on her dance shoes. I was wondering if it was Billy Bush. He seemed to enjoy stuffing her feet into her shoes on Access Hollywood.
@Churchmouse Thank You, Affluenza cracked me up after a not so great day!

K8STFU said...

Ohio Buckeye - from one Buckeye to another, your comments rock!

Hippie and Crispy - as do yours.
Another thing about the "work" thingy :

K8 and her sheeple insist that K8 must "work" ( ie keep the show going) to support the kids. K8 and the sheeple also insist that the kids are just living their lives doing everyday things. Well, if K8 is working, why aren't the kids deemed to be working also ?

Kate's Nemesis said...

@ Proud Grandma...

The Jon and Kate Plus 8 episode you are referring to, is titled "SCHOOL DAYS".

It is one of the last, and I remember it vividly. Kate took most of the Twins' contents of their room (and closet)... and tossed them down the stairs like garbage! It was sad watching a crazed mother do such a thing. I thought she had to be having a "bipolar episode". Reminded me of Mommie Dearest, a la the "No wire hangers!"

Watch and see... Although, I hate to horrify a "Proud Granma!"

fidosmommy said...

Dre said...
There's no reason at all to believe that they've given even a thought to the children's needs once they reach 18.

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I must correct you. Kate has stated that if the kids want cars when they turn 18, they can get jobs and buy them for themselves.
Sounds like Kate has all kinds of thoughts about the future!

That's our Kate!

GoPoshGo said...

silimom said...
"Regarding the whole pool party for the kids - I'd like to point out (if it hasn't been already) that they do have a solar system to heat their pool."

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I'd agree with you, silimom, if I hadn't experienced the unseasonably COLD weather we've been having here in PA myself. Sunday temps barely crept into the 50's, and the strong winds made it feel 10 degrees colder. My kids had to wear their winter coats to the park on Sunday. Even if the Gosselin pool is heated, Sunday's weather was definitely not suited for hanging out pool-side, much less walking around in a bathing suit.

I'm glad to see that Kate hosted a party outside of the ROL paps' view. But I sincerely hope she didn't make the kids swim for the sake of the TLC cameras (which the cynic in me would put money on them being there to capture the whole event). In fact, I hope she moved the whole party indoors. It was simply TOO cold for an outdoor party this past weekend.

chellt said...

I was on ROL today and saw the pictures of Kate at the UPS Store. How can she look at herself in the mirror and think she looks good? The capri pants make her look bigger than she is and those shoes do not go with that outfit at all.


Anyone think she's trying to land a gig on What Not To Wear. She's mentioned it before.

sourpatchbaby said...

Blogger Cry Me a River said...

I was looking at the "random" guy flipping the bird right 2 feet from where the nannie was buckling the children (you would think they could buckle themselves by now - they are 6). Guess Mommie Dearest being the go getter that she is doesn't have time to hold the van and actually teach them to bring that strap across and click it in place. Maybe one day they will grow a bit (now that they are working again maybe MM can afford organic milk) and can go to booster seats. Anyway, I don't think that was some random guy, I have never seen anyone other the entourage get that close to the children even at the bus stop.

5/08/2010 5:02 AM
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I recognize the carseats that the kids are sitting on as my four year old has one. They are Graco Nautilus and they have a 5 point harness limit of 65lbs and High back booster up to 100lbs. They are one of the best seats out there for the harnessing and height limits. They seem to be installed in the car to be used with the harness and I can tell you that it is hard to get the bottom clip on/off. My four year old can't do it himself and I've transported six year olds in that seat and they need help buckling themselves in as well. Those seats must have been given to her as a gift as that seat can cost up to $179 each depending on where one buys it and I highly doubt that she spent that much money on it. I know that I did tons of research when I decided on that particular seat but somehow I don't think that she did.

Cry Me a River said...

@Sourpatchbaby....re the car seats..

That reminds me of when I was staying over at the hospital and a young couple were getting ready to take their newborn home and near tears trying to get their first car seat set up. It took 4 of us helping to finally figure it out so they could take their new baby home. I was just aggravated at Frock because she makes the pick up and delivery of the kids look so difficult even with the nanny, and Jon makes it look like a cakewalk.

As an aside Niecy just got voted off and she handled it so well!

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