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Monster Mommy said...

What is Kate's job, out of the home now?

Book Tour- No.

Speaking Engagements- No.

DWTS Diva- No.

All we have left, are a few kids' specials... and Twisted Kate.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Kit, your cleavage comments were priceless.
I felt like I was watching the word of the day on Sesame Street! Thanks for the great giggle.

she is evil said...

Kate dresses like such a slut that you can see all of her boob except the nipples when she bends over. The only women I see who dress like this tend to be of a lower socioeconomic and educational level than average. She looks desperate and ridiculous and this is not an appropriate way to dress in front of your kids, especially if you're outside of the house. How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?

Another Lie Brought To You By Kate Gosselin said...

Don't you just love how those "Darn dogs" came back when the weather warmed up?

Huh? Whut? They didn't?

Oh, must've been yet another one of those concocted lies Kate makes up at the spur of the moment if it will shed a better light on her perfect mommy image. I guess she was counting on people immediately forgetting what she said at the time.

Hambone said...

I predict that sometime within the next week or two, they will be off on another all expense paid luxury vacation with cameras in tow, for the next episode on July 11.

Any guesses as to where they will end up?

Did I read somewhere they were going to the Statue of Liberty? The same place Kate wouldn't take them unless TLC filmed it?

JustMyOpinion said...

Monster Mommy said...
What is Kate's job, out of the home now?

You're right.

But I don't think this "Stay at Home Mommy" thing is going to last for long.

Kate THRIVES on attention. She can't get many Morning Show/E interviews doing this, can she?

The kn8 will bomb...and the kids will go off air (for a while, she's gonna make money off the fact she had 6 kids at once via Fertility Abuse for the Rest of Her Life......it's just a FACT!) and she will be back out in the tabloids, peddling her wares.

I wouldn't take her life, nor do I admire it in any way, shape or form.

Yep, I am an "average" sized American (14 yes Ma'am), I work my 40+ a week, commute 500 miles a week, have a mortgage, but am divorced- no children (PCOS issues).... just dogs :-)
I would have love to have more money in the bank, have mani's, pedi's, more pretty clothes than I do (yes, I like to dress work n play, but high heels APPROPRIATE!) but if God had given me children... Screw all that...there's NOTHING like family. Oh and Yes, I do have a very strong relationship with my family- Due to growing up in a SINGLE MOM home, my own mother instilled FAMILY FIRST.

So go on Kate... be that Star you want to be... mani's/pedi's and all, I know I have the better deal when it comes to living a life that Really Counts in the end ;-)

I just wish the 'sheep' would take their pink glasses off and really look at it.
In WHAT REALLY MATTERS in life, this woman and her actions are NOT, in my opinion, that of a person you would want to emulate in life........ Just my Opinion

jessica said...

Umm Guys? Look what I found on facebook:
”Alex i hate her[the topic is mady gosselin is a b**ch]!! but i love little joel he's such a little cutie!”
”Alex ahh i know i want to kidnap him they live like 2 hours from me i want to go stalk them one day”
If these were my children I would be worried!These kids will google themselves one day...and the thought that somebody fantasizes of kidnapping my little boy or of Stalking my family...would really make me shiver! What kind of mother exposes her children to such risks?

N.E. Psychologist said...

@ she is evil: . How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?
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Family values? The LICENTIOUS channel is all about money.

The FACT that they are KNOWINGLY destroying the lives of 8 children for the almighty dollar is unforgivable.

susan said...

Apparently we are not alone in thinking of TLC as a video freak show. When I read an article about the things Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) had declined to promote, I nearly choked when I read this:

"Duff also once received an offer from a competing network to launch their cake show. He would not name the network, but did recount his reaction: "'Are you kidding me? I don't want to be on your freak network. I'm with the chefs. Judge me by the company I keep.'"

Ha ha, it still makes me laugh.

HW said...

She is evil said....
How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?
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I agree; and to take it further - how is this in keeping with Zondervan's values? How does a "Christian" publishing company promote a woman who presents herself like this?

IBM62 said...

The previous free discussion thread talked about the likelihood of Mady being a target of bullying at school. I'd like to address my feelings on that.

I think, that in normal circumstances, both Mady and Cara would be fairly well liked by their classmates and even kind of popular. However, the material on the show (which I bet most of the twins' classmates watched) gives their classmates ammo no kid could resist.

Off the top of my head, we have:

-Mady's braces. I'm not saying kids these days get teased for having braces, because that's unusual. However, I'd guess Mady got teased for all of Jon and Kate's (and Hannah's!) nasty comments about her teeth, not to mention all the freaking close-ups of the inside of her mouth.

-Teddy Bear Gate on "Mady's Day." "Haha. Mady still likes her teddy bear!" If you recall, this scene features Kate giving Mady her teddy to make getting her ears pierced easier. When Mady acts embarressed, Kate says to the camera: "I really thought she'd like it. I just don't understand why she's being so difficult."

-Basically any one of Mady (or Cara's) many, many meltdowns.

-Any time Kate refers to Mady's behavior as "ugly". Can't you just imagine her classmates repeating that?

I really hate to say it, but if you're nine years old, how could you NOT make fun of some of these things? The show basically gives them an open invitation to laugh at Mady. I don't blame the classmates, because they are just behaving as normal kids. I blame TLC and Jon and Kate for allowing things like this to be aired and not considering the consequences. And don't even get me started on all the things the 'tups are probably going to get teased for!

bcsurvivor2001 said...

said...
I predict that sometime within the next week or two, they will be off on another all expense paid luxury vacation with cameras in tow, for the next episode on July 11.

Any guesses as to where they will end up?

Did I read somewhere they were going to the Statue of Liberty? The same place Kate wouldn't take them unless TLC filmed it?
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That would probably be very likely - since they didn't get to go last year (bad bad Jon) PLUS it would tie into 4th of July - just in time for their next July 11th airing.

No matter - won't watch that one either just like I didn't watch this one. No reason other than - it's darn right boring anymore. Simple as that!

N.E. Psychologist said...

@bcsurvivor2001: "Did I read somewhere they were going to the Statue of Liberty? The same place Kate wouldn't take them unless TLC filmed it?"
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Probably. The patriotic Gosselins visit the Statue of Liberty for Independence Day. oh wait, this is tlc: ON Independence Day.

Prepare for katie's meltdowns. The stairs are narrow and winding and it gets HOT inside the statue.

p.s. keep surviving : )

Captain of the Titanic said...

Future vacations that would seem to appeal to the kids could be Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Mammoth Cave, and Yosemite Nat'l Park.

Captain of the Titanic said...

ROL has a new set of photos of mom of the year doing that thing she does....push a cart to her car. One photo in particular, though, shows just how much she likes to be photographed by the papparazzi. Image 11 of 20 shows her bending over to get bags off the lower part of the cart. While there are many options on how to do this manuever without sharing too much of her cleavage, she sort of bends with a stiff leg and faces the camera. The look on her face is the "oh, I hope no one gets a peek down my dress if I do this" oh so concerned.... Yeah right. She could have continued to face her car if she really needed her "privacy".

Kate goes shopping

fidosmommy said...

N.E. Psychologist said...
@bcsurvivor2001: "Did I read somewhere they were going to the Statue of Liberty? The same place Kate wouldn't take them unless TLC filmed it?"
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Probably. The patriotic Gosselins visit the Statue of Liberty for Independence Day. oh wait, this is tlc: ON Independence Day.

Prepare for katie's meltdowns. The stairs are narrow and winding and it gets HOT inside the statue.

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Of course Kate will climb those stairs in high heels and a very short skirt.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Future vacations that would seem to appeal to the kids could be Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Mammoth Cave, and Yosemite Nat'l Park."

LOL!! If we want to see these places, can't we just call the Tourism Bureau and ask for free videos? Has the show become one gigantic, obnoxious travelogue? Looking at other people's vacations is kind of like reading those darn Christmas newsletters. One look, you throw them away, and sit down with a good, stiff drink.

Midnight Serenade said...

"I agree; and to take it further - how is this in keeping with Zondervan's values? How does a "Christian" publishing company promote a woman who presents herself like this?"

Sex sells everything, and unleashed breasts speak louder than Christian values. Perhaps they are not as "Christian" as we think. When money talks, it yells all the way to the bank, side-by-side with boobies and bikinis.

NewGwopper said...

I liked kate when she was just a regular person dealing with the extraordinary situation of having 8 kids.

J&K had a modest income, lived in a modest home, wore modest clothes. They conveyed some true gratitude and appreciation for the fabulous trips and perks. They seemed like loving parents.

Fast forward. J&K are divorced. The family home is a mansion. Both J&K clothes are trendy, nightclubby, Kardashianeaque. They are now ingrat fame whores who believe the world OWES them!

Worst of all, they self-serving, self-interested, and the needs of the kids seem to come LAST! They are both UGLY people with HUGE senses of entitlement!

That is why Kate, I am a FORMER fan. I have converted to a gwopper here because I see your disgusting nature. You lack class, taste, dignity and you have failed your kids!

Sharla said...

Just checked. Yes, rule 10 is still there. Thanks for rereading.

TooSadToWatch said...

Jon specifically said in one of the couch interviews that Mady was being teased at school about the show.

ihatefrogs said...

Probably. The patriotic Gosselins visit the Statue of Liberty for Independence Day. oh wait, this is tlc: ON Independence Day


Kate boo hoo'd last year about the KIDS missing out on a trip to the Statue of Liberty because Jon put a stop to filming the kids. Kate wouldnt dare muster up the courage to take the kids to the Statue of Liberty *ALONE* WITHOUT the TLC film crew present. But she was brave enough to take the children to Discovery Cove *ALONE* WITH the TLC film crew present.

Ohio Buckeye said...

I totally agree with the thought that K8's 'job' is less of a job than a manifestation of K8G's own addiction to attention. Pathetic that she considers what she does as her 'career'. AND that this NONcareer is a higher priority to her than the happiness, stability, and wellbeing of her children.

On another note, I found the news story about Jodie Foster becoming so protective of her sons that she personally took matters into her own hands to protect her kids' privacy.

Then we have TLC's 'model mom', who sells her kids' childhoods and privacy for her own pathological need for fame and fortune.

And to think....Jodie Foster is a multi-talented woman. Kate Gosselin? Not so much.

bcsurvivor2001 said...

Captain of the Titanic said...
ROL has a new set of photos of mom of the year doing that thing she does....push a cart to her car. One photo in particular, though, shows just how much she likes to be photographed by the papparazzi. Image 11 of 20 shows her bending over to get bags off the lower part of the cart. While there are many options on how to do this manuever without sharing too much of her cleavage, she sort of bends with a stiff leg and faces the camera. The look on her face is the "oh, I hope no one gets a peek down my dress if I do this" oh so concerned.... Yeah right. She could have continued to face her car if she really needed her "privacy".

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Now - granted I HAVE shopped in a dress and heels - when I stop on my direct way home from work. Having said that - I also work in an office where a dress and heels are appropriate attire. Unless she had a meeting (which could have been) with someone - I don't know why she would go grocery shopping in the middle of the week dressed up like that.

Also - can't really see inside those "plastic bags" (tsk tsk tsk)but doesn't appear to me to be stuff for 8 kids and an adult for any type of meals.......just saying.

For an organized mother (said with tongue in cheek) - she sure makes a lot of trips during 1 week to various stores - gheesh

my9cats said...

jessica said...
Umm Guys? Look what I found on facebook:

snipped:
”Alex ahh i know i want to kidnap him they live like 2 hours from me i want to go stalk them one day”
What kind of mother exposes her children to such risks?"


A MOTHER would not. A cold calculating fame 'ho would.
I hate to say this but somewhere down the road there is going to be a tragedy regarding the kids. Hope I'm wrong.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@NewGWoPer: WELCOME! Loved your comment!

Mind boggling just how far astray TLC has allowed the Gosselin brand to wander.

Way, WAY off course.

The people and setting that tempered the obnoxious and pathological personality of K8G are now absent, leaving K8G exposed for who she is, instead of softened to the former at-least-tolerable (barely) character.

When a brand has wandered this far down the wrong road, it's time for it to be permanently retired. NO MORE REINVENTIONS of Katie Irene, please. Just make her go away.

Aunt Chris said...

Kate is an exhibitionist, plain and simple. Sooner or later there will be shots of her from the paps, outside her bedroom window as she's changing clothes, silhouetted against the curtains. The only question is, will it be TLC endorsed as ratings are dropping, or will it be plain and simple sick Kate looking for/liking the attention? " I didn't MEAN to press my big boobs out there for everyone to see."

Button Button said...

Today I saw Sandra Bullock briefly on TV receiving an award or something. I didn't pay much attention to why she was on, but I noticed how sweet she looked in a lovely purple strapless gown.

She is thin, beautiful, and rather small chested.

The thought came to me at how ridiculous Kate would look in that outfit with Kate's buzooms. Not nearly as sweet.

Hambone said...

bcsurvivor2001 said...
said...
I predict that sometime within the next week or two, they will be off on another all expense paid luxury vacation with cameras in tow, for the next episode on July 11.

Any guesses as to where they will end up?

Did I read somewhere they were going to the Statue of Liberty? The same place Kate wouldn't take them unless TLC filmed it?
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That would probably be very likely - since they didn't get to go last year (bad bad Jon) PLUS it would tie into 4th of July - just in time for their next July 11th airing.

No matter - won't watch that one either just like I didn't watch this one. No reason other than - it's darn right boring anymore. Simple as that!

6/12/2010 12:14 PM




This probably explains why she has so many American flags in her driveway this week. They are having to pretend it's the 4th of July in June.

And, of course, you can't have an episode without mentioning the paparazzi, so let's take them to NYC where there will be lots of cameras and we can film the kids being hounded by paps.

Canadian Mom said...

And don't even get me started on all the things the 'tups are probably going to get teased for!
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Not 'tups', CHILDREN...they get objectified enough by the world and their parents...

Payson48 said...

CALL SECURITY............
THERE'S A HOOKER IN THE GARAGE
CALL SECURITY............

Payson48 said...

kate HAS TO go out every day so her picture's taken. She can't stand not being in the spot light or on magazine covers. It's her drug of choice. Lucky us........

Canadian Mom said...

New Gwopper said...
That is why Kate, I am a FORMER fan. I have converted to a gwopper here because I see your disgusting nature. You lack class, taste, dignity and you have failed your kids!

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May I be the first to say "Welcome!"...

And here's some 'prep' material....

http://jk8forum.com/cgi-bin/discourse/YaBB.pl?num=1226285864

scroll down & get educated...

Monster Mommy said...

@ Midnight Serenade...

Re; Kate's vacations are like those darn Christmas letters... So bad, you need a stiff drink.

Seeing footage of Katie Kreider in a bathing suit, is enough to drive anyone to drink. Furthermore, why is she dressing like a Cuban night club-goer during daylight hours, running errands in local PA?

Sheesh... CHEERS!

Anne said...

Geez - how long until Kate wanders out in the rain wearing a white t-shirt and no bra?

Also, I'd think grocery shopping for a family of that size you'd save the earth a lot of plastic bags by using some reusable shopping bags. Guess they need another "green" episode with Sara Snow.

emschick1128 said...

More pictures posted of Kate this time grocery shopping in heels and a short dress of course and giving the cleavage shot once again. I think she looks like a man in drag sometimes. I'm sure she was very insulted when she got 0% of the sexiest mom votes in the US Weekly survey for mother's day. Kate will never be the celeb that she wants to be no matter how hard she tries.

saycheese said...

Captain of the Titanic said...
ROL has a new set of photos of mom of the year doing that thing she does....push a cart to her car. One photo in particular, though, shows just how much she likes to be photographed by the papparazzi. Image 11 of 20 shows her bending over to get bags off the lower part of the cart. While there are many options on how to do this manuever without sharing too much of her cleavage, she sort of bends with a stiff leg and faces the camera. The look on her face is the "oh, I hope no one gets a peek down my dress if I do this" oh so concerned.... Yeah right. She could have continued to face her car if she really needed her "privacy".

Yes indeed. Kate had her 'coin slot' posed perfectly for her ROL 'money shot'.

Kate's Nemesis said...

Soon, Kate will require Steve to live full time above her garage.

Poor Gina Neild, must be going through hell. If she talks smack... her paycheck goes away. Catch 22 for the Neilds.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

I meant to mention...

TLC has not aired reruns for either show, except for once last Wednesday. My sister DVR'd Kate Plus 8, and the parts I saw... just plain awful. We stopped watching. Boring and all about Kate. No wonder TLC isn't doing the old show in syndication anymore.

Canadian Mom said...

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/70215/2010/06/jon-gosselin-and-ellen-manhattan#image-load

That top she's wearing makes her look kinda pregnant, no?

Just an OBSERVATION, not trying to start a RUMOUR...

Monster Mommy said...

@ Susan...
Duff made Kate's birthday cake at his bakery- so he's seen TLC and Ms. Kreider in action. Funny comment too!

@ New Gwopper...

Welcome to the saner side of life... You have seen the light (the truth), like so many of us. 90 percent of the public (Kate's number), can't be wrong!

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

i think the reason why kate kreider put the little picnic tables out is so the kids could sit on them, somebody would see how little the tables are and just buy her 2 of them and ship them to wienerville so she doesn't have to buy them! those tables are for kids that are 4 and under. i am surprised they didn't have bibs on. the black baby doll dress with the exposed cleavage is disgusting! and filming the 4th of July show in June. i wonder if they will do a Christmas special in November and confusing the kids even more.
Denise Richards was on Oprah the other day and her 5 year old daughter came home from school and she told her mother that another 5 year old child told her that your daddy is in jail! so i hope that mady and cara, alexis, joel, colin, hannah, aaden, leah don't have to put up with the teasing from being on "the show".

Captain of the Titanic said...

bcsurvivor2001 said:
Also - can't really see inside those "plastic bags" (tsk tsk tsk)but doesn't appear to me to be stuff for 8 kids and an adult for any type of meals.......just saying.

All I could make out were two boxes of organic pasta. DeBoles I think was the name on the box.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"...The only women I see who dress like this tend to be of a lower socioeconomic and educational level than average. She looks desperate and ridiculous..."

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Yep, I believe that description fits K8G. She's very noveau riche and has no clue about grace, style, class.

She's a joke. I feel sorry for her embarrassed kids, and just WAIT til the girls hit puberty and want to don the same get up as they've observed on their attention-seeking mother.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Anyone remember "Jen" from the pre-divorce episodes?

Was she the producer??

She sometimes led the interview segments....

IMO, her departure heralded the decline of the show. It became nothing more than a few minutes of kid footage sprinkled into a huge batch of product placement.

Whatever became of "Jen"? Anyone know why "Jen" left and/or where she went?

Just curious.

cossysmom said...

"Today I saw Sandra Bullock briefly on TV receiving an award or something. I didn't pay much attention to why she was on, but I noticed how sweet she looked in a lovely purple strapless gown."

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not only is she beautiful,but she dresses tastefully. She handled her personal marital problems with class and grace. I wish Kate would learn a lesson.

Tami said...

Kate dresses like such a slut that you can see all of her boob except the nipples when she bends over. The only women I see who dress like this tend to be of a lower socioeconomic and educational level than average. She looks desperate and ridiculous and this is not an appropriate way to dress in front of your kids, especially if you're outside of the house. How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?

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I always say that she is completely desperate to have to wear heels everywhere--heels with shorts to Target, etc. She has to try so hard. Poor thing. Normal moms can go out in comfortable stuff for run of the mill errands and not feel they have to say 'look at ME!'

Jeez said...

fiddosmommy said

Of course Kate will climb those stairs in high heels and a very short skirt.

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with precious Steve right behind!!!!

Brummygirl said...

@Canadian Mom:

re: scroll down & get educated...
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Wow!! It is spot on what GWOPers have said from the start. This was a carefully planned operation by KON. I wonder if in the beginning, even Kate realised just how fame hungry she would become?
It was too long for me to read everything at this moment but what I did read brought out three emotions in me; Anger for how the children and other people have been treated; Sadness for eight children who do not realise that their life is not normal and will never be; Pity for Kate on the road to nowhere with no one to really love her unequivocally.
Just what power does this woman wield that everyone is scared to upset her? I guess the answer is eight vunerable souls with meal tickets pinned to their hearts.

enoughalready said...

O gosh - here we go again - showing off her tatas. I honestly think that maybe she is psychologically showing off her tatas because she is very sexually frustrated. I think she wants to entice all the male /men photogs, the male cameramen and crew and those are probably the only men she comes into contact with on a daily basis. Apart from her attention getting behavior, her oh so obvious cackle and gaggle and her risque clothing, this woman probably is seeking sexual attention and gratification from all these men.

NewGwopper said...

Thanks for the warm welcomes Ohio Buckeye and Canadian Mom!

I have 3 kids and live modestly. My house is small, but that is what I can manage. I clip coupons and I dress nicely but like a mom. I shop at Target for almost everything, even clothes for the entire family. I do my own nails and do my own hair color touchups! I THOUGHT I had lots in common with the "old Kate".

That is why I adored the show when it was first broadcast. Kate seemed like me but with twins and sextuplets! She was frugal and clipped coupons too. Her mundane life was like my mundane life. My kids loved the show too.

Now, I feel a huge disappointment in her. I thought of her as a friend but now I see she is NOTHING like me. She is materialistic and has SOLD her kids for fame and MONEY!

I expected more from her. She could do more with her name and the opportunities. Instead she has chosen to wear inappropriate clothes and tan and get her nails done.

YUCK, YUCK, YUCK.

Fran said...

I am new to this site and only recently got involved in the whole Gosselin thing after having been repeatedly insulted with this women's (Kate) drivel. I never watched the show so I had very little history, so I started reading the deleted Jodi blogs. OMG ...Kate is the most deceitful, malicious, manipulative, uncaring indivual I have ever see. She, in short, is a cold-hearted B...C! I recognized on my own how she views her children as a meal ticket, but I just did not appreciate how low this woman will go. She is the sorriest excuse for a mother EVER. I've said it before and I'll say it again...THE ABILITY TO GIVE BIRTH DOES NOT A MOTHER MAKE! Those children need to be taken away from her

pinkdiamond611 said...

Okay here is another thing to think about. I know some people just love snarking on the Kart's appearance. But she doesn't care that people snark, as long as people look. Think what it would do to the Kart if one day, no P People showed up. Even the ones who she pays because no media outlet wants the pics because NOBODY gives a darn. As long as you click you are giving her power as a BRAND. As long as she is a BRAND, she will be able to continue to exploit the children.

TLC Stinks said...

Hambone said...
I predict that sometime within the next week or two, they will be off on another all expense paid luxury vacation with cameras in tow, for the next episode on July 11.

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The whole premise of taking these children on expensive vacations and then filming their reactions is bizarre. The only reason I can come up with why TLC is sticking with this formula is that it's all about advertising. So, no matter what TLC or Kate claims, these kids are working the whole time....just like Z wrote about it. TLC has got Kate on board and to get Jon, they are paying him off. The kids have no one to protect them.

Midnight Serenade said...

"How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?"

TLC has values, family or otherwise? Since when?

Jenny said...

If she wants to continue making a living on the celebrity track, she should do a show called, "Kate without 8." We would then all leave her alone because at least the children would be off the hook and get some semblance of normalcy back into their lives.

Such a show wouldn't last more than the first episode however, because as we all know, any success she has had (and will ever have) is due to the fact she has 8 children. Exhibit A is how TLC brought Jon to his financial knees just so he'd relent and let the kids be filmed again. The money is riding on the kids' participation at all times.

So until the ratings totally tank, she and TLC will continue to intrude on the children's childhoods, using them as an excuse to bring in the bucks. As others here have wisely said, one of the best ways to help these precious children is to NOT watch K+8 and to not publicize the date of any upcoming shows. I'm totally onboard.

Kate's Nemesis said...

TLC doesn't have the family values, they claim to have. They've helped to destroy nearly every family unit on their network; with the exception of the Duggars. They don't care. They use Kate and her brood, to sell Juicy Juice and Hefty Bags!

Speaking of Hefty Bags... Kate needs to put those things away. Let's see if we see more of the same this summer. She's so ignorant, she thinks TLC wants her for her ability to make Monkey Munch and show off her new ta-ta's.

Lucy said...

"this woman probably is seeking sexual attention and gratification"
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Totally agree with this poster. Khate also has a fame addiction. Since the public is quickly losing interest in her repetitively boring life, the only way she can get the paps attention now, is to offer up a peep (and plastic asset) show. What's next Khate? A bikini top that accidentally falls off? Too skimpy dresses for bending over?

As far as her usual poor parenting skills ... well ... hostility is often a sign of sexual frustration ... ain't that right Khate?

fidosmommy said...

Anyone remember "Jen" from the pre-divorce episodes?

Was she the producer??

She sometimes led the interview segments....

IMO, her departure heralded the decline of the show. It became nothing more than a few minutes of kid footage sprinkled into a huge batch of product placement.

Whatever became of "Jen"? Anyone know why "Jen" left and/or where she went?

Just curious.


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Jen Stocks is still producing reality TV. In 2009 she produced the interview between Kate Gosselin and Natalie Morales.

Also in 2009 she produced episodes of Table for 12, which I think is the Hayes family.

Then in 2010 she has produced episodes of The Little Couple - Becky, Craig and their little boy Charlie who turns out to be an averge height boy while both his parents are little people.

N.E. Psychologist said...

@ Ohio Buckeyec : Anyone remember "Jen" from the pre-divorce episodes?

I remember Jen. I remember being apalled that k8 threw a dirty diaper at her while changing one of the little ones, and when Jen asked her about it on the interview couch, k8 stared at her blankly.
I have read (I THINK on this site) that several of the tlc "originals" from jk8 asked to leave because of ethical concerns and now work with the Duggars,

I wish those "ethical concerns" had included whistle blowing. What kind of hold do tlc and k8 have over people? I know the love of money is the root of all evil, but this evil goes beyond roots.

NotASuperMon said...

First of all, what these children, particularly the twins, have been exposed to IS NOT NORMAL. HAVING ALL YOUR PRIVATE MOMENTS PUT OUT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE IS SIMPLY NOT NORMAL!!

Putting babies out there for filming is bad enough, but once they passed the 3 age, they are no longer babies, and people will critize. My guess is Kate would like to keep them filiming until 21 years old,as long as she is getting paid, while quite frankly, the twins are clearly sick of the cameras and understand their right to privacy and right to grow up without the cameras filming their every move. Cara - Withdrawn: Maddy acting out. Hello Greedy Self-Absorbed Kate, what happened to your lying claim that if the kids no longer wanted to film, the show was done???? Cara and Maddy clearly want this to end. If anyone has any doubts look at Part 5 of the most recent episode on You Tube. It is disturbing, sad, and all about Kate, at the expense of her kids, who are clearly saying things about the cameras that they were prompted to say.

The boy tups are completedly withdrawn, which leaves the three girl tups to rule conversations (where did htis come from?) as well as the older girls completely unhappy with the filming. I have said this before and will say it again, Kate and her 3 girl tups appear to be the only ones okay with filming. Take away Kate, and you have at least 5 children who clearly do not want to film. My guess is that the three favored girl tups are simply going along with Kate's wishes at 6 years old. Bottom line is that it is time these children's private lives are no longer exposed to the public at large as it is clearly having an impact on the majority of the kids, if not all, which I am guessing.

I know there was a lot of discussion regarding the humiliation these kids might suffer at the hands of their classmates, and what I have to say about that is this:

1) These children are NOT babies, but are old enough to enter the free world in the form of a classroom, and will be judged, as every other human being is, with their private lives filmed for all to see. Way to go Kate, your children have no privacy, it is/has always been all about you.

2)It is so obvious that at least 5 of your 8 children do not want to film, probably more, as they strive for a "normal" life without the cameras. They deserve so much better. But Katie always comes first, your wants and desires for fame, at the expense of your children. You are one sick person. Get a job without filming your kids. I gurantee this would take the pressure off the kids. If you want to make a spectacle of yourself solely, no one cares, you already have (DWTS)and your own show,, and ARE already a fame whore spectacle, so no one will even notice. But your CHILDREN will be spared the embarassment of this show. Sure they will still have to deal with your unending embarassing behavior, but they at this juncture have more than earned their right to privacy. If you want to be a fame whore, so be it. But leave your children out of your own selfish desires. God, you are one selfish uncaring greedy person. Money before kids. Super Mom, indeed. Shame on you. And oh alleged religious one(Kate) - You WILL answer later for what you have put your children through. Enough of your selfish behavior - Leave these kids out of your selfish fame whore desires and stop putting them out there for all of the world to see. They did not ask for this, and I gurantee at this juncture, they do not want this. Mommy can privately take them on trips without filming, and they all know this. Have you not one ounce of shame Kate? You are one twisted person. How sad for the kids.

Teryn said...

enoughalready said...
O gosh - here we go again - showing off her tatas. I honestly think that maybe she is psychologically showing off her tatas because she is very sexually frustrated. I think she wants to entice all the male /men photogs, the male cameramen and crew and those are probably the only men she comes into contact with on a daily basis. Apart from her attention getting behavior, her oh so obvious cackle and gaggle and her risque clothing, this woman probably is seeking sexual attention and gratification from all these men.

6/12/2010 11:02 PM




She's definitely sexed things up a bit ever since Hugh Heffner dissed her.

NT said...

Well,filming has started again for Kate plus 8. There are pics of her and her brood being filmed with an Amish group of buliders,building,are you ready for this? A CHICKEN COOP. Peta needs to get on this now .

Ohio Buckeye said...

Thanks for the info on Jen Stocks.

After reading the info, all I'm able to now say about her with any certainty is that when she produced the show, it was at least less disjointed than later episodes. There seemed to be some semblance of flow when she produced - that went down the tubes when she adiosed.

I'm genuinely sorry to hear she's still choosing to work in the 'reality' genre.

And if she had a hand in that colossal, steaming pile of mendacity that was the scripted 'interview' between K8G and Natalie Morales, I've lost whatever respect I might've had for the woman.


I'd hoped she'd gone on to higher callings than 'reality' programming.

Monster Mommy said...

Correct- Jen got a crappy diaper tossed at her head... and is history.

Jeff is producing again now. He must be a major masochist.
On showbiz Tonight, they were in the elevator in Santa Monica-
Kate uses one of her "Katie Kreider-isms"...

"My book signing isn't very well FREQUENTED."

How about not very well attended?

fidosmommy said...

Now if, after all this conversation, Kate would see the validity in it all.

As long as the means justify the ends she is aiming for, she will not do one thing differently.

We are all insane if we truly believe that by telling Kate over and over what we want her to do she will actually do it. She's on autopilot by how, and is playing a role.

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

Kate Kreider, please when you are at Target, please buy a couple of tankini's and nice coverups for the beach and pools. the bikini you wore at Dcove was beyond reproach. it looked like you were hardly wearing anything. and for a mother of 8 children, that is just wrong. what was the reason of wearing the gold chains mini dress with the leopard high heels in the daytime and at the grocery, Target store! I hope you enjoy your cut of the money from the daily pictures that the paps take that you have arranged.
caught kate kreider in a lie!

remember she told the kids that they were not allowed to say papparazzi when they saw the paps? well, she trained one of the boys to say, the film crew is here and the papparazzi are gone! the boy actually said papparazzi, then another weird thing, she is on Leno 10 at 10 singing papparazzi, and did the fiasco papparazzi dance and we all know how that turned out. then she "allows" one of her children to actually say the word, papparazzi! anything for "the show"! she is so hypocritical!

If she only had a Brain!

Kate is so despicable
and hypocritical
throwing possessions down the stairs
stopping the pumpkin carving for
attention she was starving
if she only had a brain

Detective Work said...

Don't know if it's been mentioned recently about security cameras...but awhile ago I wrote about it. In one "New Kitchen episode" she is either making lunches or "Henry's Garden" & on the counter to the left of her & fridg I think is a clear view of a monitor showing the front gate. I'm sure the channel can be changed to view all areas of the compound.

At least save the dogs said...

Another Lie Brought To You By Kate Gosselin said...
Don't you just love how those "Darn dogs" came back when the weather warmed up? Huh? Whut? They didn't? Oh, must've been yet another one of those concocted lies Kate makes up at the spur of the moment if it will shed a better light on her perfect mommy image. I guess she was counting on people immediately forgetting what she said at the time.
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Oh, those poor, beautiful shepherds. I pray they never have to return to the Gosselin prison.

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

there was something else i wanted to bring up about the birthday parties and why are they such a problem! well, the problem is all kate kreider! when she had the pony birthday party for the little ones on their 2nd birthday? wasn't that a little two young for them to have ponies? it would of been great for mady and cara they would of been 6 years old. and the lady that volunteered and did a lot for K.K. Nana Janet? and when she was riding a horse, K.K. made that horrible comment about her riding the horse. mady coming in one year kicking her birthday balloons.
Discovery cove: no presents, no friends, just your siblings, film crew in your face, staff of Dcove, and worst of all your pyscho mom.
i agree with the other poster about leah, alexis and hannah wanting to ham it up for the camera and the boys and mady and cara do not. it has been a couple of years when the cameraman followed mady to her bedroom and that poor baby had to write a big note and put it on her door that said, no camera private. or no filming private.

very, very sad.

Irene S said...

Kate was photographed today signing a book in front of film crew for people building her a chicken coup. (see gossipgirls)

Now, the orphanage has another chore to add to the list for the staff.

I'm reaching indifference again said...

snipped from she is evil: "She looks desperate and ridiculous and this is not an appropriate way to dress in front of your kids, especially if you're outside of the house."
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We're all going to have different opinions on this one but, for me, I agree with you. It's just another way to call attention to herself. It's hard for other people to understand this incessant need to be noticed, acknowledged, etc. It does make one wonder how she got this way, especially when reading comments over the past few years about her childhood and upbringing not being so bad. Sometimes, I guess this is just how you arrive in the world out the womb but I'll leave that one to the psychiatrists. I find Kate's "look at me, look at me" personality to be almost pitied, to think an adult would need the attention one might reserve for a small child who was having a cranky day. What a way to have to live. And when she doesn't get the attention she craves or requires, it's a miserable existence for everybody else around her. It makes me wonder why TLC thinks this is interesting to us or entertaining? You wouldn't want to be around somebody like that in your everyday life, so why would anybody want to waste their valuable TV/relaxing time on such a person like Kate? They must be banking on waves of new fans because Kate wears thin with most people eventually, once they get enough of her. I think it's why her PR people will try to keep getting her new gigs like DWTS, hoping to gain a new audience each time to replace the former, who she's worn out.

CountMeOut said...

Kate Kreider, please when you are at Target, please buy a couple of tankini's and nice coverups for the beach and pools. the bikini you wore at Dcove was beyond reproach. it looked like you were hardly wearing anything.
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"Beyond reproach" means that it can not be criticized. I don't think you meant that.

Too Funny!! said...

Payson48 said...
CALL SECURITY............
THERE'S A HOOKER IN THE GARAGE
CALL SECURITY............
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Ha! I needed that. Thanks.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Irene: Oh my lordie bee, spare us from an E-I-E-O episode with yet another K8G reinvention as The Farmer's Daughter.

What? The Amish farmer guy (Henry was it?) refused to sign his TLC confidentiality agreement, so K8G's going to replace him as the local resident farmer at least on camera? Puhleeze.

Give it up TLC, we are not buying what you are selling.

The woman couldn't be bothered with a wonderful breed like German Shepherd but she's interested in CHICKENS? Perhaps she's going to grow ORGANIC chickens to treat us to yet another BBQ scene demonstrating her famous 'Sammynella Bloody Chicken on the Barb B'.

Are we sure the coop is for animals? Could this be K8G's idea of "under penalty of severeness"?? (kidding, but only partially)

IDModo said...

As I pointed out elsewhere, Kate has already shown that she can capably produce eggs and fertiliser. Why does she need chickens??

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Fido's Mommy: You are right. K8G is unteachable and hopeless.

I wishJon would drink lite beer... said...

there are pics of jon and ellen in new york walking on the street holding hands. they look really happy. but at the same time, kate was photographed with a purse that had big letters on it that spelled N-E-W--Y-O-R-K! isn't that something?

she will do anything, anytime to get the attention she thinks she deserves including exploiting her young innocent children. naked, bodily fluids, bodily waste, impactments, tantrums, whipped for a blowing a whistle, no privacy at the dentist. the dentist should be ashamed. poor Grandpa Gosselin was seething in his grave on that one. also, why on earth would she want to throw away the Christmas ornaments away that Grandpa Gosselin gave Mady and Cara? Kate Kreider is nothing but a big ERASER. she likes to erase people and things out of her life when they are no longer a use to her. but one day very soon her hell or high water/TLC train wreck will crash and i just hope that the kids will have the strength to pick up the pieces. ya'll lets continue to pray for mady, cara, alexis, colin, joel, hannah, leah and aaden. and for jon for strength to go up against the Goliath Kate Kreider and TLC!

ChildrenDeserveSoMuchBetter said...

This woman has no right to bring dogs into her home, when she clearly has no idea of how to treat her own 8 children.

This is nothing againgst dogs, but does anyone really want Kate in charge of 2 dogs she obviously hated and had no connection to? Fake Kate is NOT deserving of any pet, when she clearly has no idea of how to treat human beings. I am being serious. Children and dogs deserve so much better.

Aislinn said...

I remember my grandmother and mom teaching me ways to "act like a lady." I used to scoff at them when I was a child, and thought all of their advice was outdated. Now as an adult, I've learned to value those lessons.

Lessons such as how to bend down to pick something up by bending at the knees and keeping the back and shoulders straight. And I do have to bend over I will automatically cover my chest with my purse or anything else handy, even just my hand.

It's a shame no one ever taught Kate to be a lady and act with class and grace. No, scratch that. She's an adult. She could easily teach herself these simple things. It's a shame she doesn't care.

I think any of us would've learned our lesson the first time a pap or cameraman got a money shot like that and either changed our type of clothes or learned to bend over without revealing everything.

N.E. Psychologist said...

@ NT: A CHICKEN COOP. Peta needs to get on this now .
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GREAT idea. Alert them to the chickens and the possible return of those poor puppies.
I wish there were a Peta equivalent for children.

linda hoyt said...

My 20 something son complained, when he saw I was watching TLC. He pointed out that it is the modern equivalent to the circus freak show--with dwarfs and all! Human oddities are still being exploited, only in a modern way.

I think I raised a very wise young man.

jasmine said...

Save the chickens! No way is Kate going to take care of chickens. She won't want to get her daily manicured nails and pedicured big toes dirty with chicken coop poop and all the work involved in caring for chickens. The chickens will just end up fried and dead in their coop. They won't even make it to her grill.

pa mom too said...

Irene S said...
Kate was photographed today signing a book in front of film crew for people building her a chicken coup. (see gossipgirls)

Now, the orphanage has another chore to add to the list for the staff.

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I saw the pics of her signing the book, but I think it was set up for the show. Kate was shown walking around carrying books and a pen, and if someone came with the chicken coop guys, they would have been carrying their own book and pen.

SelfishKate said...

Okay. seriously, who is going to take advice on parenting from a mother who has multiple nannies, child care workers, cleaning persons, chefs, security, gardners, lawn and pool persons and handlers and will not admit to it by claiming, SHE DOES IT ALL.

Kate does NOTHING regarding parenting unless she chooses to. However, her tans, nails, pedicures, mail pick up (for freebies) and errands do not allow her time with her kids, at her own choice.

I find her "claims of cooking," let alone parenting to be fake and a big lie. Reportedly, she has an organic chef on board, courtesy of TLC. Her shopping sprees would never feed her family but rather are strategic photo opps to make her look like a mother, after she notifies her "helper" of real food needs for her 8 kids. Come on, TLC/ROL is there for every photo opp at Kate's request- nails, tanning, coffee, pedicure, and local grocery store, as well as Target.

Khate is an example of everything a mother should NEVER put her child through. And she knows it. Khate- take the kids off the air and allow them a normal chance at life, and no one will have a problem with you using your own children to make money. Go it on your own. You have already made MILLIONS off your childrens' back. Time to STOP IT, let them be kids, and earn YOUR OWN LIVING.

Seriously, who can relate to this.

Aunt Chris said...

Building a chicken coop, wearing opene toed shoes? An injury waiting to happen, I'd say. If it was just Kate I wouldn't care, but at least one little girl has flip flops on.

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

@Count me out:

oh, my mistake. shoulda put beyond belief. and another mistake when i said about the birthday parties and them being with their psycho mom, let me change that to nearly NAKED psycho mom!

Those poor babies!

Throws 3 birthday parties
with no friends or a pony
if she only had a brain!

will she be allowed to continue
the filming
until they are 21?
if she only had a brain!

AmbitiousKate said...

fidosmommy said...
Now if, after all this conversation, Kate would see the validity in it all.

As long as the means justify the ends she is aiming for, she will not do one thing differently.

We are all insane if we truly believe that by telling Kate over and over what we want her to do she will actually do it. She's on autopilot by how, and is playing a role.
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Fidossmommy - I completely agree that telling Kate what we think she should do in a message blog is competely ridiculous. However, should any of the 8 children wander out of Gosselin Land, they (all 8) should know that we all supported their right to privacy, in spite of/over their own mother's ambitions. Down the road, this may actually matter. Or not.

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

OT:
just saw a promo for LPBW and matts complaining he's tired, he was looking at the pumpkin patch and then they showed him and amy in the house in the kitchen and they showed amy's profile her face, her hair was behind her ears and she looked so tired and also she looked like she is done put a fork in it she is done and matt said well lets put it up for sale. all TLC is good for is destroying families and their morals. even the Duggars have changed.

well, we all know what happened to the Gosselins.

Payson48 said...

Just saw on ROL about the chicken coop----kate and the kids build a chicken coop. NOW the Amish are there to BUILD the coop. hmmmm?
Is the coop for new chickens or the kids? Who will/won't take care of them? Just ANOTHER STUPID IDEA. Can you say German Shepherd?

Payson48 said...

WHEN AT TARGET BUY A DOZEN LARGE SWEATSHIRTS. PLEASE.........and a brown bag for your head!

Sam said...

Best comment I heard was "Kate Gosselin tries so hard to be hawt when she's nawt". Anyway you look at her, she still looks like a transvetite working at Lucky Chang's a restaurant/caberet, but at least those "working girls" can sing and dance.

Since the morons at TLC likes to come and read this blog, here are the facts, we in NYC are facing a major fiscal crisis because we have morons like you representing the people in Albany. We are in the midst of a shut down and all city parks and landmarks will be shut down if Albany can't come up with a workable budget.

The other thing is that if we avoid the shut down, July 4th is a major tourist holiday in NYC. TLC better be prepared to pay MAJOR bucks for the licence and permits to film at Statue of Liberty if they even allow that. We still have major terrorist alerts due to recent incidents. Our Mayor also raised the fees this year to raise more revenue for the city.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Sam: I'm sorry things are tough in Albany. Wishing you and your town well.

With the realities of what's going on in the world, including the tanked economy, the stupidity of off shore drilling now biting Americans in the behind, terrorist worries, can someone please explain to me how K8G is even remotely relevant??


Old "Can Do Kate" has a meltdown when her kids get ice cream drips or chewed gum on their matchy matchy outfits or teddy bears.

K8G is one of those people who thinks HER life difficulties are somehow more profound and compelling than anyone else's and we are all supposed to say in unison, "pooooor, poooor Kate, how DOES she prevail through her hard, hard life?!"

TLC: get a clue. You are SO off on marketing K8G, her mansion, her tacky clothes, her boob job, and, most of all, her obnoxiously narcissistic personality. My god, how do you people keep your jobs?

Ohio Buckeye said...

@ Linda Hoyt: Applause for your son and for your raising him! He is absolutely right IMO.

TLC is nothing more than a circus side show.

Canadian Mom said...

With all that land, and the few outbuildings we saw when they moved in last year, I'm thinking HORSES...the people they bought the house from had horses, didn't they?

Instead of chickens, why not get a few ponies? Guaranteed the kids would love them, and aren't horses good therapy for children anyway?

Kate wouldn't have to do a thing, just hire one or two extra people...

*disclaimer: I do realize that NO living creature should be within the confines of Kate

Canadian Mom said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
With the realities of what's going on in the world, including the tanked economy, the stupidity of off shore drilling now biting Americans in the behind, terrorist worries, can someone please explain to me how K8G is even remotely relevant??
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Hear, hear!! Things ain't so rosy in my part of Canada either...

It's frustrating beyond words how she seems able to put blinders on and pretend nothing exists but her own small, sad world...

Laurie said...

At least now they admid that the kids are working and not just going about their normal lives. This is one of the quotes from ROL pictures re the chicken coop building: "Kate Gosselin is photographed at home in Wernersville with the kids, shooting scenes for Kate Plus 8. So they are "shooting scenes"....

readerlady said...

Khate and chickens? Oh Lordy Bee! I wonder if anyone warned Khate about chickens. My uncle was a chicken farmer, and I remember 2 things about chickens. They STINK and they are incredibly stupid. A chicken will stand, beak up, in a downpour until it drowns. And at that, I think they are smarter than Khate. I give those poor birds about 2 days under Khate's care.

fidosmommy said...

I thought the chicken coops from that company came fully assembled.
Why do they need a builder? What will they build? I don't think it's an Amish company, though it may be.

The chickens will probably be only for one show, and then be passed on to someone - maybe Farmer Henry down the road. He (or another farmer) may be there to tell the Gosselins what it takes to raise chickens properly. That may explain Kate's expression.

I am reminded of an I Love Lucy episode where Lucy decides to make money raising chickens for the eggs at their country house.

Monster Mommy said...

Re: Kate's Wonky Boobs...

I saw an ad during SNL last night, for a Camisole that's just a "V" piece of material, and clips right on to your bra straps- and goes under a revealing top. You can get like half a dozen for around $19.99!

I think it's called Camis.com?

Em Tanner needs to send some "freebies" to Kate, pronto. And when she bends over, we can see what she had for last Easter Dinner!

(I know... it's my favorite saying)

GoPoshGo said...

Re: the alleged construction of a chicken coop.

My first reaction: WTF is THIS all about??? Did the local Giant suddenly stop selling eggs?? Here we all thought the G's and TLC were "jumping the shark" last year -- seems they've moved down the food chain to "jump the chicken"????? How on God's good green earth can any of these people justify such a ridiculous addition to the McMansion??? It's simply a laughable concept for a Kate+8 episode -- I can't even begin to imagine the brain-storming meetings at TLC that concluded a CHICKEN COOP construction would make for riveting television. These people are clearly desperate – and completely lacking in creativity.

This was quickly followed by my second thought: Quite fitting, as Kate is used to producing more eggs than she can care for. So, really just more of the same old same old.

On a less snarky note, if TLC is seriously bringing more innocent animals to the McOrphanage, animal welfare groups MUST be contacted. It’s clear that Kate and Jon take minimal hands-on care of their human children; it is simply irresponsible to add animals to this family, as they will clearly be neglected. [As if the chewed, bent cages of those poor dogs wasn’t evidence enough…]. And, if they’re expecting to use the chickens as a way to teach the kids some form of responsibility, they are SORELY mistaken. As a former Humane Educator for the Humane Society, I can say with certainty that animals should NEVER be brought into the home with the intention of being the kids’ responsibility. Yes, kids can (and should) take part in the animal’s care, and SHOULD be given chores related to the animal’s upkeep. But the animal’s overall care is first-and-foremost the parents’ responsibility. You can NEVER leave the well-being of another life in the hands of young children – it’s a completely irresponsible and cruel way to teach “responsibility” to children. The animal always suffers, since young children are simply not equipped to handle the responsibility.

Granted, I don’t know why they’re building this ridiculous coop – I could be wrong about the kids’ involvement. But, as an animal lover – and, yes, ADVOCATE – I feel the need to express my disgust at those who put their young kids in charge of the well-being of animals they have neither the skill nor the desire to care for. Because, let’s face it, do any of us believe that Kate is willing to chip her manicured nails stealing eggs and/or cleaning bird crap just to have a morning breakfast? The job will no doubt be delegated to the kids or the nannies (since they’re the only ones home long enough to have breakfast with the kids anyway).

In any event, the whole idea of a chicken coop is desperate and laughable. THIS is the best TLC could come up with for a show’s theme. What a sad statement on the talents (or lack thereof) that Kate has to offer.

Hello Kate, Chicken Little called: the sky IS falling.

Cluck, cluck. Tick, tock.

jayley said...

While all animals are precious, at least they aren't importing dogs

pa mom too said...

I'm beginning to wonder about TLC and if they aren't just out to make a huge fool of her. They know she's money hungry and will agree to anything. Kate thinks she's some diva superstar and they are putting a chicken coop in her yard, and they will have her riding on the back of a garbage truck. Maybe on one of the upcoming shows they'll have her in the kitchen making some possum stew while her kids are chasing chickens around the cement (see-ment) pond.

Kate's Nemesis said...

Kate is an unfit caretaker of any animal. Don't even give that woman a tadpole. She will suck the life right out of it.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Nice going, Katie Kreider.

Subjecting the Amish to the intrusive TLC cameras, and the ever-so-friendly... Paparazzi.

They love that. You should buy them a big 50" screen plasma for Christmas, to thank them... And while you're at it, send 'em all a copy of your new book for their shool house Book Club. They are sure to cherish it, as much as they do Amish family values.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

I must be attending Kate's "home school courses." My bad, SCHOOL house Book Club!

And another thing... Been there, done that.

The Duggars visited the Amish... The Kardashians built a chicken coop (what a mess that was).

All About Kate said...

I saw this comment on another site - this should be the Kate Plus 8 opening
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"Forget about Jon and what's best for the eight this show is...ALL ABOUT KATE"

Ohio Buckeye said...

re: K8G's Chicken Coop: I can hear the "Green Acres is the place for me! Farm livin'....."

They've tried every other reinvention, so I guess we're down to farming now.

Posh, you crack me up! TLC is definitely past jumping the shark and are now apparently, as you said, 'juming the chicken'!

Desperation is an ugly thing.

Vanessa said...

I guess they're "scrambling" (as in scrambled eggs...groan!) for ideas. Maybe they'll try mesh (steal) other reality show premises. Kid Nation- the kids will live in the crooked houses and they will "compete" (they're used to that) for rewards. Kart will just pop in once in awhile to hand out the token rewards and smile for the camera guy and then leave him to film all the "meltdowns". Then, take a scene from Survivor- they will have a pow-wow around the campfire (Kate will have a heart attack while watching the footage...someone will have ALMOST fallen into the fire and she will screech and moan to the camera guy that's filming her reaction) and they will debate whether the chickens should be kept alive for their eggs or should be sacrificed because they are starving.
Lord of the Flies on HD-tv!

Dr. G., child psychologist said...

I think that this site needs to focus on the children, and not over-react to things like Kate's clothes, hairdo, etc. What is being done to the children is a moral outrage, and needs to be watched closely for evidence of illegality. Kate is firmly entrenched in our popular culture. She was even an answer in the Scheffer crossword puzzle last week. She is not going to go away.
With regard to the chickens, it has become popular to raise chickens, even in urban settings. Chickens do smell and are dumb, but Kate can have the hired help take care of them. When I was a child, we had chickens. I even played with one of them, dressed it in my doll clothes, and wheeled it around in my doll buggy (not that I suggest this for the Gosselin children unless they are well supervised, and Kate doesn't feeak out if their clothes get dirty). I have good memories of those chickens and their eggs. I would say that the chickens are irrelevant unless there is evidence of animal cruelty (i.e., illegal behavior).

GIMME GIMME said...

I think they took this idea from Tori and Dean. They have chickens and a goat. But Tori loves animals and is totally hands on as a mom and with the animals. They also have a garden that the kids actually pick and eat from.

Remember the episode they made a big deal of planting an "organic" garden for the kids and they were never filmed going back to it? I guess nothing thrives under Kart's care.

wildflowers said...

What? TLC cant come up with their own ideas for 'staged' scenerios at the Konpound so they jock off other reality shows? An episode of the Tori and Dean reality show on Bravo featured Tori , Dean & kids visiting and purchasing chicks at a chicken farm for their backyard chicken coop.

SAHM said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/06/photos-kate-gosselin-kids-build-chicken-coop


Why does she torture these kids w/ bringing in pets that we all know she can't stand to have and won't take care of and will possibly ship off once the chicks are no longer babies and cute. Didn't she learn her lesson w/ the dogs??

How ridiculous!! What makes it worse is the fact that its for an episode and not "just because".

path said...

Go ahead, Kate, take your children to the Statue of Liberty on a hot summer day. Fellow citizens of the USA, be prepared for the ultimate low blood sugar meltdown times 9 at one of our most iconic national monuments. I have been to the Statue of Liberty many times. It is a great trip, the boatride is fun, lots to learn, fun to climb the stairs, etc. However, the crowds in the summer are large, summer days in NY are humid hot, the Statue itself is small inside, the stairs are cramped & steep. I am normally not upset with heights, until there are children running around. If these she and the kids meltdown doing something as cool as swimming with dolfins, I would hate to think what would happen. Actually, I would love to see the kids do something without Kate to see how they behave when they are not competing for their mother's attention or copying their mother's bad behavior. Kate could still narrate, and Kate could tell us how the kids were not having fun without her!!!

Hippie Chick said...

There are so many things that piss me off about Kate, but someone mentioned her shopping all the time & her plastic bags. For someone who is "so Green", she sure is a hypocrite. Hey Kate, you're so frigin rich, how about buying some of those 99 cent reusable shopping bags and bringing those with you on all of your shopping trips? Those plastic bags are awful for our environment, or didn't you know, 'Miss. I know Everything About Being Green Because Sara Snow Came To My House'. I would LOVE to meet Sara Snow. But of course, Kate did not appreciate it, like everything else handed to her. UGH!
Kate lies about being Green & organic. We at GWoP, however, are the only ones to catch on.

Maelstrom said...

Kate's plunging neckline plungeth over and needs to be plunged!!!

The woman's ego also needs to be plunged!

Plunge away!

emadie said...

"My book signing isn't very well FREQUENTED."

How about not very well attended?

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"Frequented" is a proper term, and it was used correctly here. Just sayin...

urlurl said...

I have always wondered why we have never heard from any of the parents at the kids private school?

You would think ONE of them would slip up once somewhere and vent?

Surely a private school can't make you sign a confidentiality agreement?

I believe we have heard a little something from family and neighbors.
But what about the school, nail salon, grocer, Target staff.......?

Hippie Chick said...

Jasmine, you're right, Kate won't take care of the chickens. She'll make her kids do it.

IDModo said...

Wouldn't that Amish man have to agree to be photographed, and to be part of this whole scenario? That doesn't sound like an Old Order Amish to me.I find myself wondering why he would do such a thing.
You don't need an Amish person to tell you how to farm organic chickens and eggs. Any farmer could probably do it, or you could get the information easily on the internet.
I wondered about this back when the Gosselins first visited the Amish farm.It seems out of character for a people who usually shun personal publicity of any kind.

CarolS461 said...

One thing that really bothers me about Kate: I think it's STUPID AND COMPLETELY UNSENSIBLE that she makes those kids schlep through airports, amusement parks, etc. with only sandals on, and sometimes shoes that look like they are too big to begin with. Little kids' feet need support! I'd probably cry and be cranky, too, if my feet hurt. They need SHOES AND SOCKS ON.

She brings ALL THEIR MELTDOWNS on HERSELF.

If she only had a brain.

fidosmommy said...

urlurl said...
I have always wondered why we have never heard from any of the parents at the kids private school?

******

I don't believe we ever will, either. First of all, my guess is that most of them have enough class
to not squeal. Secondly, if it ever got out that a parent did, it might prove embarrassing for their child in that school.

I'm actually impressed none of the school parents or personnel have spoken up.

Besides, sometimes silence speaks much louder than any words can. By not coming to her defense in anything, they might be telling us something.

We have heard from one person who is knowledgeable about the school and she says only that the children are protected there. Nothing about Kate herself in connection to the school, only positive things about the school environment for the children.

Also, re: the rest of your post, Kate's nail salon would lose her business, which is frequent, and the last thing they want to do is promote themselves as spillers of clients' secrets. Who would trust the technicians ever again? Salons are known as places you can go and talk and assume nothing will leak out.

Just my opinion.

fidosmommy said...

IDModo said...
Wouldn't that Amish man have to agree to be photographed, and to be part of this whole scenario? That doesn't sound like an Old Order Amish to me.I find myself wondering why he would do such a thing.

******

When we "visited" Henry the Farmer
down the road, we never saw his face. It is the FACE they do not want photographed. Notice the man in the picture has his back to the camera. Backs are fine. It could be any Amish man, not a particular
Amish man. That's why they all dress alike - to be indistinguishable except by the face. It all goes back to their religious belief about graven images, and that involves specific
pictures of faces.

If HENRY were to ask me to delete his picture from my camera, I would in a second just to show respect for Henry and his beliefs.
Steve asking me to delete a picture of Kate? No.

Go Away Gosselins! said...

Re: Kate's book

I was reading the reviews on Kate's new book over at Amazon and I cannot believe some of the things the "sheeple" will write.

One of the reviews gave Kate's book 5 stars and in the comments section it says something like (the following is not quoted exactly but you will get the idea) "the reason why some reviews are so negative is because people from the hate group GWOP are reviewing it".

WHY is it that if something negative is said about Kate (or her HORRIBLE book...there are lots of bad reviews) it is because people from the "hate group" are trying to put her down. Why can't it be her book was crap and she was called out on it? Some of the sheeple insinuate that GWOP is like a cult and works 24/7 to bring down anything Kate related.

Note to sheeple: There are MANY people out there who just cannot stand Kate for who she is and it has nothing to do with GWOP (even though this is a great site).

IDModo said...

Dr.G, Child Psychologist: I urge you to read the PA Child Abuse Legislation. It is extremely narrow in scope and apparently allows behaviours that would be abuse in many other places;as long as they are not causing serious injury or life threatening.
Morally, what Kate and TLC are doing is reprehensible; legally, not so much...

fidosmommy said...

emadie said...
"My book signing isn't very well FREQUENTED."

How about not very well attended?

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"Frequented" is a proper term, and it was used correctly here. Just sayin...

******

Please explain.
It may be a regional use of the word, but what it means in ordinary use is to go to something often.

So, what Kate is saying to my ear is that her book signings are not frequently attended. If that is what she means, I must say I am very happy she's finally getting it.

Monster Mommy said...

Thanks, while I maintain that "frequented" is a very odd choice of words for a one time only half-hour event. Very odd, indeed.

@ Dr. G...

I think we are on it, as far as reporting any illegal behavior we may potentially see, from various media outlets. I know we sometimes get off track, but I don't think we've lost focus of the most important issue.

Eight minor children are being exploited- I get that. Their mother does not.

KatesNoMom said...

path said...
Go ahead, Kate, take your children to the Statue of Liberty on a hot summer day. Fellow citizens of the USA, be prepared for the ultimate low blood sugar meltdown times 9 at one of our most iconic national monuments...

Oh boy, "Path", you are SO RIGHT! As thrilling as it is to experience the Statue of Liberty in person, it is NOT the place to be in the summer with eight kids.

First of all, she will have to mix with "the masses". I can't imagine them shutting down a national monument for the
"royal family of the
kingdom of tlc @@"

Secondly, that spiral staircase is the most claustraphobic place I have ever been. lol And, thirdly: katie - there is NO AIR CONDITIONING.

I remember climbing up, up, up, and then finally getting to the top, and not really being able to see out the windows, as they are pretty high. It was anticlimatic. I've never climbed it again - I would rather look at it from the outside and marvel. I think it is a "must do" for everyone if you are in the area, but NOT in the summer with 8 kids and a self-centered, egomaniac mother.

And I can just hear her turn those beautiful words that always move me to tears, to be about HER:
"Give me your poor, your tired.."

Kate: "Oh, Lady Liberty, I'M POOR, I'm TIRED!!" @@ @@

Hambone said...

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

And another thing... Been there, done that.

The Duggars visited the Amish... The Kardashians built a chicken coop (what a mess that was).

6/13/2010 10:55 PM


So did the Roloff's. Matt had this big ole chicken coop built and that was the end of that. They never mentioned the chickens again after that episode.

Vanessa said...

More proof that the pap photogs are working for TLC. If those are REAL paparazzi shots, then there's no way they wouldn't have a picture of Henry's face. Did he manage to keep his back to them the whole time? Why not publish a picture of his face? Because you KNOW his religion prohibits it and you have an agreement with Kate's owners-TLC.

Alex W said...

Excellent comments all around! As a devoted member of the Green and Local Foods movements, I'm furious to see Khate proclaim herself as Green while she uses plastic shopping bags. No truly Green person would buy food at a Target or even a supermarket in the first place, at least not when so many farmers markets are available. Reading/Berks County boasts many farmers markets, so there's no excuse for all those Target trips. Also, how naive does TLC think we are to show Khate with so few shopping bags? For a household of two adults and two dogs, I need at least four reusable bags for my weekly shopping at my local co-ops and farm stands. Stop with all the whining about how overworked Khate is, when we all know she does precious little around the compound.

I'm horrified to think Khate will mistreat another group of animals. It's bad enough to think of how horrendously she mistreats her kids. I seriously doubt that person who helped build the coop and who wanted a book signed was Amish, since the Amish wouldn't have any idea who Khate might be. How typically vile of TLC to exploit the Amish to prop all their disgusting parents of multiples.

The point about focusing upon the plight of the abused Gosselin 8 seems well-taken, though I think the people commenting about Khate's inappropriate, expensive personal style choices actually reflect what a poor mother she has been. Mothers should dress tastefully out of deference to their children. Who wants a mother constantly strutting her stuff, especially when that stuff includes high heels, plastic surgery, botox, etc.? What kind of message does all that self-obsession send those kids? I'm sure the kids hear plenty of gossip about how nasty and slutty people find their mother. I have family in Reading, who told me the locals don't have much time for the Gosselins. They all wish Khate would just go away.

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

Ah, but Kate likes to frequent the tanning salon... That is for certain.

TLC HAS "jumped the chickens!" The Amish are (for the most part), the only people in America, who don't know "Everything Kate." They may not be wordly, but they aren't naïve or stupid, by any means.

Ingrid said...

linda hoyt said...

My 20 something son complained, when he saw I was watching TLC. He pointed out that it is the modern equivalent to the circus freak show--with dwarfs and all! Human oddities are still being exploited, only in a modern way.

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I was just thinking something like this the other day!

konspiracytheory said...

Just had a 'Gosselin (or should I say Kreider) moment' in my real life. There is a search engine called "swagbucks" that gives you points when you use it - after you accumulate enough points you can trade them in for amazon gift cards, etc. I was scanning through a swagbucks post on my facebook page, when I saw a post from Kate's sister Clairissa saying that she had just earned a few points for a particular search. I know she has publicly defended Kate, but it has got to be difficult to watch your sister be given one valuable 'gift' after another while you're stuck collecting swagbucks...

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

Alex W... Very well said.

BTW... To clarify, when I say the Amish are not naïve, I use the term in the sense that, they are not naïve -- or ignorant, although they have not had the life experiences or luxuries most have.

That being said, some Amish allow photographsto be taken, but they do not welcome camera men with open arms!

Kate's Nemesis said...

@ KonspriacyTheory...

Maybe Kate will sell her sister part of a free organic cow, at a discounted rate! I bet those Gosselin family perks are shared often by Kate... as she is so generous. *insert grin*

Jane in California said...

Those chickens and the chicken coop were just a filming opportunity. I bet, as others have said, that we never hear nor see of those chickens again. Hopefully the chickens will be returned to whatever farm they were temporarily on loan from.

When I was young, my family moved out to the country. My older brother wanted a way to earn some money, so my dad lent him the money to invest in some chickens, feed, and helped him build a coop. That was over 40 years ago, my dear brother has moved on to his next life, but that coop and the current generation of chickens survives and thrives at my parents' home. Raising chickens and having your own fresh eggs is a wonderful idea if you have the space and the time.

I just don't see Kate being responsible enough to manage a chicken coop. She would probably be grossed out by the idea of gently cleaning the eggs laid in the nests; and she definitely won't want to do the necessary periodic clean out of the coop. Let's just hope if those chickens aren't on loan, that Kate (or rather, TLC) has hired a worker who will come out every day to feed and water the chickens, and will clean up after them as needed.

Teryn said...

Boy! Sure didn't take Ashley long to high-tail it over to the Konpound. She just got home from college last Friday and is already at Kate's beck and call.

daviscourtneyg said...

In response to Captain of the Titanic - Kate goes Shopping. I've never been a Kate fan but from what I remember from the beginning of Jon and Kate plus 8 she always had on shorts and a t-shirt and rarely make-up. I mean who goes grocery shopping dressed liked that. And when she is bending over to get stuff out of her cart that has to be the most unladylike position I've ever seen. What was funny was above the pics radar online had a caption that said "get this look". Seriously?

she is evil said...

TLC's family values concept has been stretched as far as Kate's boobs hang low. You can clearly see her whole boob but not her nipples. Why not show us the nipple? Is she saving that for her TLC sextape or uncensored moments available only on demand? I don't put anything past any of them anymore.

readerlady said...

@ KatesNoMom

I agree with you. Emma Lazarus's poem gives me the chills every time I hear it. My choir sings it for July 4th services every year, and it's hard to sing with a lump in your throat.

"Give me your tired, your poor.
Your huddled masses yearning t, breathe free."

I think we can all agree that the G8 qualify as some of those huddled masses. I'm sure they're yearning to breathe free - free of Khate and TLC and the constant cameras and barrage of publicity.

anotherthing... said...

Im reaching indifference again said...

"... I find Kate's "look at me, look at me" personality to be almost pitied, to think an adult would need the attention one might reserve for a small child who was having a cranky day..."
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Agree!!! And TLC/PR monkies/her staff as enablers should be ASHAMED of themselves!!!!

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IDModo said...
"Dr.G, Child Psychologist: I urge you to read the PA Child Abuse Legislation. It is extremely narrow in scope and apparently allows behaviours that would be abuse in many other places;as long as they are not causing serious injury or life threatening.
Morally, what Kate and TLC are doing is reprehensible; legally, not so much..."
____________

Agree, again. Though, I think what is left on the editing room floor would make an interesting viewing for the right audience (therapist, judge social workers etc).

As would conversations with the right people, if 'confidentiality agreements' werent in place (im assuming they are).

All Im saying is were just getting a 'taste' of the maddness. Kind of like when we all go 'out' into the world, we tend to do our best to put our 'best foot foreward'. Id assume that is what kate is doing, and that is what footage TLC chooses to air as well.

Frightening, huh?

PA Grammy said...

I may be looking at this from an over-simplified approach but the Statue of Liberty is a US National Monument which is visited by loads and loads of people every day. If you've ever gone, you;ll remember how you have to wait and wait your turn to go inside The Lady. Not an easy feat in the heat (poet and I don't ever know it!)

I cannot believe that TLC and Khate can monopolize this national treasure for however long - and other posters have said it is LONG to tape even a short tape - and get away with it. Especially not when there are gazillions of people on vacation eagerly waiting their turn to visit The Lady. How will this work? If I think too long or too hard on this, I become ill. This is a national park and it seems impossible to me that one person and 8 small children can bring it to a halt for everyone else. Anyone else agree?

IDModo said...

another thing...:Here's the problem: My guess is that incidents have been brought to the attention of the proper people, but the legislation itself
makes it difficult if not impossible to follow through on the findings.
Confidentiality agreements are superseded by the duty to report actual or suspected abuse.
We'll never know; reporting is confidential, as it should be.
I think it's interesting, though, that TLC is altering and sanitizing old episodes of Jon & Kate + 8 and deleting questionable material!

Laurie said...

Kate and the 8 are NOT "enjoying a lazy summer day" as the headline on the article on ROL would have you believe. They are filming. Note the camerman and soundman in the pictures. Do they really think that we'll believe that these are pictures that ROL just happened to get? How stupid do they think we are?

Monster Mommy said...

@ Teryn...

Re: "Helper" Ashley, has reported to the compound... fresh outta' her college break.

Did we expect any less from Kate? Forget Ashley's summer. She will be busy tending to the Gosselin's chicken coop poop. She'll be up to her ears in feed and feathers, by Independence Day! Poor Girl.

Sooverit said...

readerlady said...

readerlady said: Khate and chickens? Oh Lordy Bee! I wonder if anyone warned Khate about chickens. My uncle was a chicken farmer, and I remember 2 things about chickens. They STINK and they are incredibly stupid. A chicken will stand, beak up, in a downpour until it drowns. And at that, I think they are smarter than Khate. I give those poor birds about 2 days under Khate's care.
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Readerlady, I agree! Not too long ago I was considering getting a few chickens just to have our own fresh eggs. I bought "Raising Chickens for Dummies" and it took me about 2 days to decide against the idea. Once I factored in housing them, feeding/watering them, cleaning up after them, and caring for them during an Ohio winter - forget it. I'll just buy farm fresh eggs from the farmer down the road from me. I know many people raise chickens and really enjoy it. It just sounded like more work than I wanted to take on. Of course Kate deciding to raise chickens has nothing to do with common sense and rational decision making - it's just part of the script. How incredibly weird for those kids to live that way.

Sooverit said...

Kate's Nemesis said...

Kate is an unfit caretaker of any animal. Don't even give that woman a tadpole. She will suck the life right out of it.
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Thanks for the giggle, Nemesis! My 12 y.o. son went outside with his buddy the other day to "catch" toads. They're all over the place around here. I warned them that I'd better not catch them being cruel to toads! LOL I think toads are slimy and icky, but I hate to see any living thing suffer.(I'm not opposed to a swift demise when necessary, like for the mice in my garage.)

pa mom too said...

Sooverit, Kate doesn't want to raise chickens. And knowing Kate with her "ewww" factor, she surely does not even want those critters in her yard. TLC tells her what they are going to do, and she says "ok, whatever. Just give me the money".

Mary said...

Hi

I am going to love seeing the promos for next next episode. Kate's building a chicken coop. First we all know Kaite K is NOT building it.

I can't wait to see katie K go into chicken coop in high heels in chicken dodo looking for eggs. Come on folks who does not want to see that and I pray she falls in it... Thinking of chickens running around her legs and she is screeching...... I know I know it will never happen

jasmine said...

The paparazzi did take photos of Henry's face. It looked like Henry was also being filmed working on the chicken coop without his hat on and one of the boy tups was wearing a hat that looked Henry's. Is Henry just a TLC paid actor? Since Steve the bodyguard broke his silence and outed himself as Kate's TLC paid handler, maybe Henry the Amish farmer is really Joe Smith who works at the local food store.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Jasmine: NOTHING would surprise me anymore about TLC or K8G.

We already know that the marriage and family life of J&KG was a facade for a very long while, so why should we be surprised if 'reality' tv includes a paid actor to play the role of the quaint "Henry, The Local Amish guy"?

Time for 'reality' tv to be recognized for what it is, and then be flushed down the commode, where all such useless excrement belongs.

N.E. Psychologist said...

@ PA Grammy: This is a national park and it seems impossible to me that one person and 8 small children can bring it to a halt for everyone else. Anyone else agree?
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I'm reaching a point wher I would not put anything past tlc, although I think that the people whose trip would be disrupted may not take it lightly. This is a NATIONAL monumnt, not a privately owned park.
What would interest me, in the absence of disrupting tourists, is getting a camera crew in that tiny, winding, HOT staircase. Not going to happen. Katie will take one look at that and her "fear of heights" will be back in force. Katie meltdown. Trip over. Sorry kids.

Ohio Buckeye said...

The woman 'melted down' and screeched obnoxiously over a bug touching her in the garage, but now is interested in raising chickens?

She had no interest in loving and caring for a wonderful breed like German Shepherds. She went to pick out the puppies in full-on Ann Taylor Loft, including heels, showing her usual cluelessness and/or Vanity OutWeighs All mindset.

She leaves her own kids as often as possible. She, who proclaims to so love them and so desires nothing more than family nights of baking from scratch cookies.

But now we are to believe she has an interest in introducing herself and the kids to the finer points of chicken ownership?????

Come on, now, TLC, is this the best you can come up with? It's time to just admit and come to terms with the fact that you no longer have any idea what to do with Little Miss Katie Irene.

Here's my thought: Get The Hook and drag her off stage. The viewing public has had MORE than enough of her.

N.E. Psychologist said...

@IDModo: I think it's interesting, though, that TLC is altering and sanitizing old episodes of Jon & Kate + 8 and deleting questionable material!
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I hope that some folks (now wish I were one of them) purchased those original dvds and have them in a safe place for the 8 kids to use when they get older. (not for k8's "memories" ).

An aside, on our NE cable news tonight they were talking about how the father of the 16 y.o. rescued in the Indian Ocean may have made a deal for a reality show about his adventurous kids. The anchor said something to the effect that if a reality show involves children, it's exploitation. His first example? JK8.

Ohio Buckeye said...

IMO, K8G has obviously Peter Principled out.

She might've been able to hang on to her 'fame' a little longer had she been smart enough to stick to the Monkey Munch Maker mommy role.

Discarding her husband was another kiss of death, as Jon served to temper the overall obnoxiousness of his then-wife.

Now that K8G has gotten her wish and is The SOLE 'STAR' on her OWN show, she is revealed for the vapid, shallow shrew she is.

She seems not to be able to grasp the concept that the initial J&K+8 format and characters managed to at least partially distract viewer attention from the TRUE reality of who and what K8G is.

TLC seems unable to grasp that many watched J&K+8 NOT because of K8, but IN SPITE of her. Now they are left with a thoroughly unlikable, completely unrelatable, talentless mess of a mix of failed 'reinventions'.

TLC, are you listening? Time for K8G to GO AWAY. She has overstayed her welcome.

Aunt Chris said...

Now, I have no idea, but I would think that chickens would need daily attention, not like, oh a hamster, who could be ok if left with enough food and water for a couple days. So I guess this means an end to the trips hither thither and yon, right?

hack-choke-cough - sorry, I nearly passed out laughing at that...

eileen said...

Tremendous post, Ohio Buckeye...from another Buckeye (cleveland)...

Save the 8!!

Midnight Serenade said...

"TLC, are you listening?"

No. And they won't. Not as long as they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

While the Amish are known for the carpentry skills, why couldn't Kart let Jon come over and build a chicken coop. He can slap a bed together in 15 minutes so I am sure he could do it and the kids would have enjoyed it as well as the viewers. That I would watch. She could have stayed in the frickin house. They have 8 kids together, I think it is time for her and TLC to accept that.

GoPoshGo said...

Amen, Buckeye.

Jane in California said...

Ohio Buckeye said:

TLC seems unable to grasp that many watched J&K+8 NOT because of K8, but IN SPITE of her. Now they are left with a thoroughly unlikable, completely unrelatable, talentless mess of a mix of failed 'reinventions'.
* * * * * *

Bang, bang, bang!! That's Ohio Buckeye hitting the nail on the head. Exactly. Most viewers who first tuned in and liked the show, began to grow increasingly uncomfortable with Kate's behavior. I am one of those people, and yes indeed, I watched longer than I should, IN SPITE of Kate.

Kate's trajectory has already arced, but she will the last to realize it. She's already on the downhill slide into oblivion. She has nothing to offer.

jibberjabbers said...

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

While the Amish are known for the carpentry skills, why couldn't Kart let Jon come over and build a chicken coop. He can slap a bed together in 15 minutes so I am sure he could do it and the kids would have enjoyed it as well as the viewers. That I would watch. She could have stayed in the frickin house. They have 8 kids together, I think it is time for her and TLC to accept that.

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But then TLC could not film the process of building the chicken coop. And Kate wouldn't want Jon to be in an episode. It would boost the ratings off the cart, and Jon would soon be offered several media gigs, just like before TLC put an end to it..

fidosmommy said...

PA Grammy said...
I cannot believe that TLC and Khate can monopolize this national treasure for however long - and other posters have said it is LONG to tape even a short tape - and get away with it. Especially not when there are gazillions of people on vacation eagerly waiting their turn to visit The Lady. How will this work? If I think too long or too hard on this, I become ill. This is a national park and it seems impossible to me that one person and 8 small children can bring it to a halt for everyone else. Anyone else agree?


*****

I thought every person who made it
onto TV footage had to give consent to have it shown. That's why so many times you see the faces of background people fuzzed over. To get all their consent forms signed would be a nightmare. Can't you see it now? Kate and the 8 at the Statue, surrounded by unrecognizable people. That's how Kate stays the focus of attention!

HW said...

Aunt Chris said...
Now, I have no idea, but I would think that chickens would need daily attention, not like, oh a hamster, who could be ok if left with enough food and water for a couple days. So I guess this means an end to the trips hither thither and yon, right?

hack-choke-cough - sorry, I nearly passed out laughing at that...
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Children need daily attention as well but Kate's never let herself be bothered with that tiny detail.

debbiejo said...

CarolS461 said: "If she only had a brain."
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Or a heart....

Go to Oz, Khart!

Button Button said...

So TLC thinks it is okay to bring the Amish into reality TV.

I am surprised, and disappointed, that the Amish fellow agreed at all, but since he did, out of respect for his culture, why the heck didn't Kate at least have on levis and a button down shirt, let alone something much more "plain" than shorts and a tee shirt.

Oh, please.

Merrilee said...

she is evil said...
Kate dresses like such a slut that you can see all of her boob except the nipples when she bends over. The only women I see who dress like this tend to be of a lower socioeconomic and educational level than average. She looks desperate and ridiculous and this is not an appropriate way to dress in front of your kids, especially if you're outside of the house. How is this in keeping with TLC's family values again?

6/11/2010 10:35 PM
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Dolly Parton says it best. "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."

Sidney said...

urlurl said...
I have always wondered why we have never heard from any of the parents at the kids private school?

You would think ONE of them would slip up once somewhere and vent?

Surely a private school can't make you sign a confidentiality agreement?

I believe we have heard a little something from family and neighbors.
But what about the school, nail salon, grocer, Target staff.......?

6/14/2010 7:14 AM

........... Ummm, how do you know we haven't?

Sidney said...

IDModo said...
Wouldn't that Amish man have to agree to be photographed, and to be part of this whole scenario? That doesn't sound like an Old Order Amish to me.I find myself wondering why he would do such a thing.

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I wondered that too. He has his back to the camera in some of the photos, but his face is to the camera in others. Perhaps he did not realize they were photographing him "face on."

Merrilee said...

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/70383/2010/06/kate-gosselin-and-kids-build-chicken-coup

Henry the Amish man might not realize his face was being photographed. Pretty low of TLC, wouldn't you say?

Charles said...

Vanessa said...
More proof that the pap photogs are working for TLC. If those are REAL paparazzi shots, then there's no way they wouldn't have a picture of Henry's face. Did he manage to keep his back to them the whole time? Why not publish a picture of his face? Because you KNOW his religion prohibits it and you have an agreement with Kate's owners-TLC.

6/14/2010 10:15 AM

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Looks like his face to me.

http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/70383/2010/06/kate-gosselin-and-kids-build-chicken-coup

PatE said...

Original tapes can be purchased used on Amazon....

I think it's telling TLC is not running reruns. They are trying desparately to change KrazyKate's imagine. IMO

Joye said...

Does anybody have the link to the video of the first reality show Jon and Kate did on Home Delivery?
I originally got the link from this website.

I have a project to do in my class in grad school, and I want to use this video as a part of it.

I recall this video disturbed me to the core when Kate was lifting babies up by one arm from their cribs.

Thanks in advance if you can find this link.

Exhausted said...

Did anyone else see Evan L's (from DWTS) comments about Kate (on Perez)? It's gag-worthy, and I'm speechless. I'm really wondering what kind of stunt they are pulling? I really think individuals like Evan have their own thoughts, but it's scary how Evan's words sound just like a PR person wrote the whole thing. Do you think TLC and Kate's PR machine are that far-reaching? I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but this seems to sum up exactly the promotional package that they want to present Kate as. It's just a little unsettling, but maybe I'm over-reacting.

He said:

“I’ve kept in really close touch with the entire cast. The people I met were the best thing I took from being on the show. We all walked away with a new family.”

Kate is in New York right now. We’ve been texting each other back and forth and we’re trying to get together. We are very close. She is the sweetest woman in the world. We were instantly friends and everyone really loved her on the show. We missed her so much when she left. She’s hilarious and she’s always joking around. I don’t think she ever said a serious sentence.

I’m not a big tabloid reader and I was so focused on the Olympics and I never watched TV. She’s got a lot to deal with. If I had eight kids, I can’t imagine. I’m sure it’s pretty tough and sometimes that’s misconstrued with Kate. But she’s an amazing mom and a tough lady. She was constantly showing pictures and videos of her kids and missing them.”

Vanessa said...

@ Charles, sorry, my bad. I only saw one of the pictures on another blog. Anyways, the solution to the paps is easy (whether they have a TV show or not, since she claims they'd be photographed anyways)...PUT UP A PRIVACY FENCE!!! You're out at Target for your daily pap shot, why can't your home be a safe haven for your kids? SOME LOCAL COMPANY WOULD DO IT FOR FREE! You could make an episode about it Kate, just think, another speech about how the paps are relentless and THIS is what it's come to! Come on, you've read this blog so many times and used our ideas, why not this one?

Mennonite vs True Amish said...

The farmer could be Mennonite and not true Amish.

The Amish and Mennonite churches still share the same beliefs concerning baptism, non-resistance, and basic Bible doctrines. They differ in matters of dress, technology, language, form of worship, and interpretation of the Bible.

The Mennonites hold many of the same beliefs as the Amish, although they tend to be less conservative than their Amish neighbors. Worship services are held weekly in their meeting houses. Most Mennonites have relaxed dress codes, and have gotten away from farm-related occupations. While Old Order Mennonites still drive their all-black carriages, most Mennonite groups do permit the use of cars and electricity. However, some groups do require that car bodies and trim be painted black.

mama san said...

are the Amish allowed to buy or wear sunglasses? something is off kilter here. how many "build a chicken coop" have we already seen, 3, on other reality {3} shows. Kate is now in the recycle bin.

Anonymous said...

CASTING CALL: Needing someone to play an Amish man named Henry. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing woman in her mid-thirties to play a 'wanna-be' best friend named Jaime. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing a wimpy looking man to carry a woman's purse. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing several extras to stand at the end of a driveway with cameras posing as Paparazzi. (Roles filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing a crew of nannies to care for 8 un-ruly, ill-behaved, spoiled children. (Roles filled....and often, as there's a pretty large turnover rate on this part in particular.)

CASTING CALL: Needing people who are willing to play the relatives of a mean self centered narcissist. (NOT filled....apparently there isn't enough money in the world to play such a role.....)

~Shari~ said...

CASTING CALL: Needing someone to play an Amish man named Henry. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing woman in her mid-thirties to play a 'wanna-be' best friend named Jaime. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing a wimpy looking man to carry a woman's purse. (Role filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing several extras to stand at the end of a driveway with cameras posing as Paparazzi. (Roles filled)

CASTING CALL: Needing a crew of nannies to care for 8 un-ruly, ill-behaved, spoiled children. (Roles filled....and often, as there's a pretty large turnover rate on this part in particular.)

CASTING CALL: Needing people who are willing to play the relatives of a mean self centered narcissist. (NOT filled....apparently there isn't enough money in the world to play such a role.....)

Lorrie said...

The way I understand it, a church assisted with most of the renovations on Jon and Kate's home. NBC showed up at the last minute to take all the credit.

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=141739

PA Mom Knows said...

"However, some groups do require that car bodies and trim be painted black."

We call them "Black Bumper Mennonites." Years ago car bumpers were chrome and in order for Mennonites to own one, they had to paint the bumpers black because chrome was too "flashy," too worldly, too ostentatious. Not so anymore. The Mennonites just buy black cars with black bumpers. Modern car styles have made it so much easier for them!

No one group is simply "Amish." The plain sects also include the Old Order Amish, the New Order Amish, the Old Order Mennonite, the Beachy, the Peachy, Pennsylvania Germans, Schwartzentruber Amish, and quite a few other groups.

It's difficult to tell from the photo to which group this "Amish" gentleman belongs, for no one group has a "uniform," or standard of dress unique to that group. There are over 25 different Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren groups here in our county and each has its own traditions and religious beliefs.

BMWoP said...

Exhausted said...


I’m not a big tabloid reader and I was so focused on the Olympics and I never watched TV. She’s got a lot to deal with. If I had eight kids, I can’t imagine. I’m sure it’s pretty tough and sometimes that’s misconstrued with Kate. But she’s an amazing mom and a tough lady. She was constantly showing pictures and videos of her kids and missing them.”

6/14/2010 9:42 PM


Well, this explains his lack of knowledge about Kate. He is solely going by the fakey fake act she put on in LA, and he has NO idea what a witch she is back in PA when she cuts the act and puts the scowl back on.

I would also imagine she constantly showed video and pictures of her kids because people there were wondering, "Who are you and why are you here again?"

Pie the Cat said...

Hi All!

There seems to be some debate as to whether or not the Amish will let themselves be photographed.

According to the site:
"...[T]he most common explanation given for this aversion to photographs is similar to that offered by the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau… "Many Amish believe that photographs in which they can be recognized violate the Biblical commandment, ‘Thou shalt not make unto thyself a graven image.’ Please follow our lead in taking no photographs in which faces are recognizable."



Note the key phrase "in which faces are recognizable".

In the milk episode, did we see Henry's face?

(Just trying to figure out if he's Mennonite, Amish, etc...)
http://www.amishnews.com/amisharticles/amishand%20photos.htm

fidosmommy said...

Sidney said...
urlurl said...
I have always wondered why we have never heard from any of the parents at the kids private school?

You would think ONE of them would slip up once somewhere and vent?

Surely a private school can't make you sign a confidentiality agreement?

I believe we have heard a little something from family and neighbors.
But what about the school, nail salon, grocer, Target staff.......?

6/14/2010 7:14 AM

........... Ummm, how do you know we haven't?



******

Just my opinion here, but if the general people around Kate's life have to sign confidentiality agreements, well, that's just the saddest thing I've heard. The
control of TLC reaches out to
grab everyone into their little
web of secrecy and possibly deceit.

I personally would never allow myself to be a puppet of TLC and do their bidding. Sorry, but I
like my life without their strings.

Was there payment for signing?
Just curious.

winsomeone said...

" she is evil said...

TLC's family values concept has been stretched as far as Kate's boobs hang low. You can clearly see her whole boob but not her nipples. Why not show us the nipple?"

Maybe her nipples are misplaced like her navel?

Susan said...

Well,filming has started again for Kate plus 8. There are pics of her and her brood being filmed with an Amish group of builders,building,are you ready for this? A CHICKEN COOP. Peta needs to get on this now.

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Like all the rest of the media, they won't show the kids or the public when the chickens are tortured and slaughtered. Instead, they'll express that the children "love" chickens - all while teaching the children to participate in their eventual deaths. I'm sure no fan of these fake reality shows, but this, most unfortunately for animals, is standard fare in all media today. Meat eaters don't want to see what really happened to what they eat.

anotherthing... said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

"...TLC, are you listening? Time for K8G to GO AWAY. She has overstayed her welcome."

____________

You are dead-on with your post, Buckeye!

And this had me picturing in my minds-eye, inviting a friend over, who brings their over-the-top annoying girlfriend and all you can say is: "of course, she can come to the BBQ with you! We love having you over!"

And youre stuck enduring HER just to enjoy your actual friend. That was the original dynamics of the show. Now people are just stuck enduring.

eileen said...

Regarding that insipid post by Evan talking about Khate...Total PR, and BS, imo...there must be something beneficial to the Evan "camp" to even mention her...maybe Evan has his sites on his own reality show with TLC...stranger things have happened! Although not quite sure how Evan could be exploited for TLC's purposes...he's not a father of a brood, short or a young toddler ;) !

LP said...

The Amish gentleman may have just been there to give advice on the chickens NOT the building of the coop. Look closely at the back of the guy's t-shirt. He delivered the coop on the flat bed. See link below for info of the coop and (surprise!) picture of said coop that they're "building". No carpentry experience necessary - done in 1 day. A crooked house episode for chickens!!
http://tinyurl.com/2agxh7x

Jane in California said...

Is Evan L. trying to get me to stop being a fan of his? If so Evan, keep up the praise for Kate and you'll get your wish.

Kate has the opposite of the Midas Touch. Everything she touches rots.

disneyfan said...

Even Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood built a chicken coop this season

Jeannie said...

I saw there isn't another Kate show during the month of June except for one rerun on the 29th. (YAH!) I think her "shows" are on their way to being tossed. She'll be gone soon because she's talentless. And so are the kids, sorry, but it's true. They're just average kids in need of a normal life.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Re: The Chickens

C'mon, folks! We've all been here long enought to know that TLC will say/do/buy/build/supply/plan/plot/
pretend/fake/lie/edit in/edit out/ twist/connive/consort and just plain do whatever the hell they think they need to to keep the K8 money-makin' train chugging along the track. And as long as people watch (for whatever reason), that train will keep on pulling into the station (TV station, that is).

I personnally think TLC would stoop however low they need to...After all, TLC stands for "Totally Lacking Class", doesn't it?

Aunt Chris said...

Regarding Evan's comment about Kate showing pictures and videos of the kids: I'd lay odds that Kate is also in those pics and videos, or she would not have been looking at them herself. Did she say "here look at these" then walk away, because those kids are just not interesting to her.

Vanessa said...

Oprah makes anyone and everyone who is remotely invloved with her sign a confidentiality agreement, including those within "six degrees of separation". I know Oprah's power stretches much farther than TLC's, but showbiz is showbiz. But I certainly don't believe the parents at the school have had to sign anything. Can anyone in the 'know' chime in on this one?

Tit For Tat said...

"Maybe her nipples are misplaced like her navel?"

LOL!! Maybe her navel IS one of her nipples!

jasmine said...

After posting a comment regarding Henry the Amish farmer having his face photographed and possibly being an actor, as another poster commented, the sunglasses also made me suspicious. They don't even go with his Amish attire and look like expensive designer sunglasses.

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

Re: Evan

The way Kart is she is probably begging Evan to say something nice about her in all those texts, because she knows that he is nice enough to do it. I can envision that - just she like she "thanked" ROL for being nice at the not well frequented book signing.

Moon and Mango said...

"After posting a comment regarding Henry the Amish farmer having his face photographed and possibly being an actor, as another poster commented, the sunglasses also made me suspicious. They don't even go with his Amish attire and look like expensive designer sunglasses."

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I'll cross-post here. What I wrote on another blog was this:

"Amish wear sunglasses. It depends on their sect -- Old Order Amish, New Order Amish, Beachy Amish. Each has its own traditions, and rules to follow. New Order Amish are sometimes confused with Old Order Mennonites in that their customs and Biblical interpretations may be quite similar. I could write an entire dissertation on the ways and beliefs of the Plain Sect, and still not know everything there is to know. Despite their being rooted in tradition, their ways do change, often allowing the ways of the "English" to creep in...like sunglasses! They often try to see what they can get away with, and challenge the rules of their elders. It's a very interesting group to study and research.
By the way -- my grandparents were Mennonites and my great-grandfather was Amish. I never saw any of them wearing sunglasses, however!"

After I wrote this, I ran to the small local market for some cheese. Three Amish gentlemen were there delivering produce. One was wearing a pair of very spiffy aviator sunglasses. I chuckled to myself!

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