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Monster Mommy said...

After viewing Kate's "all-day" sucker escapade photos in New York, I am speechless. This is the most desperate display for attention, I have ever witnessed online. For the ROL posters who have finally seen it all- welcome.

I am sickened. What a disgusting example of a mother. Shame on you, Kate.

Aislinn said...

Wow, just wow. I can't believe she was walking around BAREFOOT on a NYC sidewalk! It must've been like walking on a frying pan. How does she not feel that? I guess the elevator really doesn't go all the way upstairs!

StoryLady said...

This latest acting out, deep-throating the sucker for the cameras, is part of an almost daily escalation of bizarre behavior.
Why isn't she forced to have a psychiatric evaluation before she hurts herself or her children?
She is a walking time bomb and I don't know why this is being allowed to continue.

Vanessa said...

Not just like walking on a frying pan, but walking in a cesspool(?) of bacteria, hepatitis, discarded needles, dog urine/feces, HUMAN urine/feces/vomit...all sorts of wonderful things! Hope she didn't have an open cut or at least has had a recent tetanus shot. She's a NURSE???

MBach said...

I am happy to report that I did not see Kate/Hate's face on a single magazine last night at the check out counter.

I did see the promo for the newest installment of the Kate-look at me! oh PLEASE look at ME-Show. Her scream every second was just plain stupid. Ugh and double ugh.

Vexatious said...

Just saw the Daily 10 and Kate was featured without makeup. Guess she felt left out a week or so ago when most 'celebrity' women went without makeup so she's playing catch-up with them. Also, she was sporting a Nike shirt which stated, "Nobody has ever regretted it." I must say that I enjoyed the digs the male co-host supplied, from comments about her eyebrows to the saying on the shirt. She's just pathetic!

Glenda said...

I think Kate is becoming trashy. Maybe trying to be a 'bad girl' because that's what's in the headlines with Lindsey and Britney. If she is going after their lifestyle there is NO way she can keep up with them. I was reading an interview by Angelia Jolie (you know a REAL celebrity with REAL paparazzi that hounds her) she talked about each of her kids and what qualities she loves about them. How much she enjoys being a Mom. Then talked about the love she has for Brad and they have for the kids. How they dont' really 'get' what Mommy and Daddy do. They try to keep their relationship strong and only spend up to 3 days apart. THAT is a Mom who has it all who understands what her kids need.
I wish Kate would do ONE interview totally about her kids. telling what makes them unique and what she loves about them. I know that would be hard because she wouldn't be talking about herself. I also wish someone in her life would tell her 'YOU DO NOT WEAR HEELS WITH SHORTS GROCERY SHOPPING!!!' UGH when she makes Mr Blackwells worst dressed list maybe she will get a clue. but probably not she'd take it as a compliment.

Tami said...

After viewing Kate's "all-day" sucker escapade photos in New York, I am speechless. This is the most desperate display for attention, I have ever witnessed online. For the ROL posters who have finally seen it all- welcome.
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Does this mean some sheeple finally saw the light? I did not see that. If so, it's about time! How can anyone look at it and say, "Aww! Kate is so silly. It looks like they are having so much fun!" What is wrong with people?!

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

There are 24 photos of Kate's pornographic antics with a lollipop, on Radar Online alone. Only a few shots of the kids. This incident is to have taken place at The Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island? Unreal.

These pictures were also sent to the UK (European) "daily mail" site I frequent. Now I know where the term "UGLY AMERICAN" comes from. If TLC goes global, we can expect others to make opinions of our country, partly based on Katie Kreider's behavior and their "Reality Programs".

Think about that long and hard, Discovery... 'cause I know your 'feelers' are out there!

K8STFU said...

Geez, how about showing just an ounce of respect for a national landmark?

Anonymous said...

@ No Worry, Beef Curry: I posted elsewhere that if you printed out all those pics of Kate with the sucker, put them in order, and stapled them together, you could make a little animation flip book like we used to when we were kids.

That's the only reason short of sheer perversion that I can imagine anybody would post 24 pictures of Kate and her lollipop.

TotallyANanny said...

So the woman who could not ever imagine walking barefoot in a hotel room is okay with walking barefoot on a city sidewalk? Whatever...I'm tired of all the lies.

Anonymous said...

You know how TLC loves having those "cross-over" shows ..... I have one for ya! The lady cops in Memphis Cops come take Kate away for disturbing the peace with all her squealing ! Oh, I wish I could tell her what to do with those screens in her hands.....

Jane from PA said...

The pics of Kate walking around NYC barefoot are disgusting! No wonder she has dirty Flintstone toes! I was in NY a few weeks ago visiting my niece and nephew and I didn't want to walk around there WITH my shoes on! It's nothing against NY, but let's face it,It's dirty not to mention unsanitary to do that. I wore the oldest, dirtiest pair of sneakers I own and felt like burning them when I got home. What is wrong with that woman?

fidosmommy said...

Just last night I read that Kate was having shoe trouble - which could be anything from a broken strap to a blister to sore feet.
That accounted for her bare feet.
My question is if Kate is the one who did all the packing, planning,
organizing and administration of their trips previously, why would she not pack at least a pair of
flip flops for herself to tuck in a small tote? She had Steve there to carry it. Surely even Kate knows that heels become uncomfortable after awhile, especially when they seem to always be pinching her toes together. My toes would be screaming after 5 minutes with that much side compression.

I'm pretty certain Ellis Island is not cluttered with shoe stores, so buying something might have been out of the question, but a little
- just a little - foresight might have prevented all this.

maggie said...

Kate was on ET last night (not co-hosting though). She point blank asked for a date and said she was lonely when the kids went to bed and she has a glass of wine by herself. She is so aiming for a date! The thing is when she starts dating, her dates or boyfriends won't be signing a confidentiality agreement so he can talk all he wants about her. For instance, why she doesn't visit her family and all her other secrets. Any guy is only going to date her for the publicity. Can you imagne all the confusion for the kids when the men start coming around and then disappearing.

Oh, and she pointed out her shoes that were black and double wrapped around her ankles. Very hooker like...I think she has about 3 or 4of the black hooker type shoes.

And Mary opened with the question if she lost 10 pounds and 10 days. Kate said she lost a dress size and about 6 pounds in two weeks from running outside. And that she has made a vow that she will ALWAYS be in shape.

I think she was on Access Hollywood too.

Elvira said...

Kate the Liar also said that running was nothing new. That she'd been running on the treadmill in the basement all along. So how does changing to running outside allow her to drop a dress size in two weeks and six pounds? That makes no sense not to mention she doesn't look a dress size smaller to me. The comments about running all along may have been on a different show.

All this to try to hype the Sunday episodes but did they really air anything she said about the new episodes? Did she forget?

maggie said...

Yes, I think they did show on ET and Access Hollywood clips from her new show. You know, the ones with her screaming, shrieking, and acting like a fool. Again, she has nothing to say, she isn't funny, so she shrieks and screams to add drama and interest to her boring specials. Her 6 year olds act better than she does. I say Sunday doesn't draw more than 2 million. Last time it was 3.5 million.

Does anyone know or can they find out what the rating were for July 2on The View. Bill Getty said Kate was "always" the rating grabber, so I am curious. Does anyone know if Z can find out for us?

Hippie Chick said...

I totally agree with you @K8STFU. There was no respect at all on Kate's part being at a National Landmark. And I'll say it again, having her kid's film in that heat was just bad parenting. Period. Hello, Jon? Where the hell were you?? You're just as much to blame, as another poster stated. Man, it's unbelievable. I will not be watching, as always, & I implore you all not too.

BeDoneNow said...

Something is wrong here, seriously wrong, folks. The last time I tried to post this i must have been too nasty as it didnt get through, so I will try to be kinder.

Last summer Kate was on the verge of a breakdown. Those awful pics of her without a bra, no makeup, dirty hair, hitting Leah, calling the cops, screaming all the time, the same 2 babydoll dressess over and over, always a 'coffee cup' in her hand... she was bloated and out of it. My thought then and now is that she was drinking heavily.

Fast forward now to the revenge body, excessive tanning, excessive workouts, excessive cosmetics, lying about procedures she is having done, disdain for her children, rated R outfits, and now the lollipop.

Kate is angry at someone and I am not so sure it is all/only Jon. She is desperately trying to show someone that she is loved, she is desired, she is incredible and that THEY cant have her nor control her! This is more than a marriage break-up. She is begging to be thought of as a sexual being right now, she WANTS to be 'dirty girl', in fact she is obsessed with it.

Read into it what you will, but I have my own theories. When she can no longer make $$ off the children, she will turn her childhood traumas into cash somehow. But I think we will see her continue to spiral down out of control. I dont think this is anywhere near the end. She is troubled and getting worse.

Monster Mommy said...

@ Tami...

It would be nice, but most Sheeple are stupid and blind- so their chances of 'seeing the light' are slim. They have been "fleeced" by Katie Kreider (pun intended).

So I've stopped dreaming, and counting sheep... And it appears you have too!

Canadian Mom said...

No Worry, Beef Curry said...
I could have written Al's work of art myself, minus the dirty speak!

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Amen Beef Curry!

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

She has a glass of wine at night alone? Something tells me she doesn't stop at just one.

As for the barefeet in NYC... It sounds like the kiddies were on *Ms. Kreider's Wild Squirting Blister Ride!* (Disney ref.)

Wear more sensible shoes, woman. Those streets are filled with rat droppings.

rural mom said...

Kate leaks all these rumours because she gets paid to sit down with People, ET and AH to dispel them. And of course she hopes people will tune in to watch her show, ensuring that paycheque continues. Everything she does is for money.

JustWondering said...

Kate talks about her "Best Friend Jamie".

She should be called "Best HIRED Friend Jamie".

Wasn't her other friend Carla a former babysitter/nanny?

Are all her friends paid???

Proudgrandma said...

Years ago, I went to NYC for a day. My sister in law, who lived there at the time told us to wear sneekers to go sightseeing, especially if we were going to the SoL or Empire State B. It was about this time of year. I remember thinking that NYC had the hottest, hardest and dirtiest sidewalks and paths I had ever encountered (with appologies to all people who live in NYC). And the bird droppings around Ellis Island were horiffic. What oh what was that woman thinking? (Kate I mean)

BeDoneNow said...

Glenda said...
I wish Kate would do ONE interview totally about her kids. telling what makes them unique and what she loves about them. I know that would be hard because she wouldn't be talking about herself.
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Wouldnt that be nice. She tried to give it 2 minutes once, but she couldnt because her earpiece failed.

I am in my mid 50's. My 4 children are between 35 - 24 years old. I rarely shut up about them. My 24 yr old moved into a new house, I cant shut up. My 35 year old is teaching SAT Readiness classes; I cant shut up. The 28 yr old... ooops never mind. Sorry. :)) BTW, I still have a crayon drawing that the youngest did while in kindergarten - it's on my fridge, we had it laminated.

I'm a mom.

I wish Kate had a Thermometer... said...

to jibberjabbers! the pictures of kate with the lollipop are a gift setting on a golden platter!
please with you professional artist perfection make a video with those pictures!
those kids should of not been out in the heat, they should of been at the hotel in the pool!
kate and her barefoot walk in the park? no dirty sidewalk, is disgusting and also what mother of 8 crying poor goes to a lady gaga concert? was it free? did she and steve pay? did they get the couples rate? haha
lady gaga was in the news recently for acting very very badly at a Mets baseball game. she went in the stands and took of her jersey and pants and was there in her bra and skimpy underwear, she looked really gross! cursing, flipping 2 birds at a time! and guess what security did? they upgraded her to Jerry Seinfeld's box! when he found out, he was livid and told a morning dj how he felt about it. and she has done this twice? did they even think about banning her for at least awhile.
kate and jamie shopping in NYC and Chinatown would have gotten enough publicity even though the kids were at the hotel pool. it is a shame kate treats her kids like chattel.


lukebandit

I wish Kate had a Thermometer... said...

to jibberjabbers! the pictures of kate with the lollipop are a gift setting on a golden platter!
please with you professional artist perfection make a video with those pictures!
those kids should of not been out in the heat, they should of been at the hotel in the pool!
kate and her barefoot walk in the park? no dirty sidewalk, is disgusting and also what mother of 8 crying poor goes to a lady gaga concert? was it free? did she and steve pay? did they get the couples rate? haha
lady gaga was in the news recently for acting very very badly at a Mets baseball game. she went in the stands and took of her jersey and pants and was there in her bra and skimpy underwear, she looked really gross! cursing, flipping 2 birds at a time! and guess what security did? they upgraded her to Jerry Seinfeld's box! when he found out, he was livid and told a morning dj how he felt about it. and she has done this twice? did they even think about banning her for at least awhile.
kate and jamie shopping in NYC and Chinatown would have gotten enough publicity even though the kids were at the hotel pool. it is a shame kate treats her kids like chattel.


lukebandit

Canadian Mom said...

http://perezhilton.com/2010-07-10-sneak-peek-of-kate-plus-8

What a showboating performance...

She even asks the old Amish guy for his hat to wear...

"Who's the fastest? Ready, set, run boys!" (Kate code for 'dance for the cameras kids...NOW.')

Kia Ora said...

Does this paragraph sound like anyone we know -
Anyone who saw Rose, a fascinating documentary on Prime on the rich and spoiled life of Perth's society dame Rose Hancock, will know a reality TV star must be truly committed to excess, tantrums, hogging the spotlight and excruciating karaoke.




http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=3520288

IDModo said...

I was the Anonymous poster at 10:26 AM, for some reason I hit the wrong button.

Lorrie said...

Kate without makeup is apparently an important story over at US Weekly, yet forcing your children to film in 100 + degree heat and humidity is deemed not to be newsworthy.

Unbelievable.

Yolanda said...

Does anyone know or can they find out what the rating were for July 2on The View. Bill Getty said Kate was "always" the rating grabber, so I am curious. Does anyone know if Z can find out for us?

Don't know what the ratings were like, but a day or two after the episode aired, it was no longer available on The View website for viewing - EVEN THOUGH all the other episodes were available.

Go to The View website now, and beneath the video on the home page is a date bar. Scroll back to July 2nd, and click on READ MORE. See anything about Kate Gosselin? I don't It's a page about the July 5th episode. There's nothing there about Kate and her appearance on the show.

For comparison, click on the July 1st READ MORE button, and lo and behold you get information about that day's episode. Do the same with June 30th, etc.

I don't know what happened, but I suspect the show was a ratings disaster and Kate was an embarrassment to everyone!

Canadian Mom said...

I am in my mid 50's. My 4 children are between 35 - 24 years old. I rarely shut up about them. My 24 yr old moved into a new house, I cant shut up. My 35 year old is teaching SAT Readiness classes; I cant shut up. The 28 yr old... ooops never mind. Sorry. :)) BTW, I still have a crayon drawing that the youngest did while in kindergarten - it's on my fridge, we had it laminated.

I'm a mom.
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Sing it sistah!

I, too, have laminated 'art' from my (now rapidly growing-up way too fast teenage son) once little guy...

I would think Kate would probably complain of the expense and hassle...because of course she has to do it x8...

Grand Slam said...

"This is the most efficient way to contact us. Comments or questions directed to anyone else at Discovery Communications will be forwarded to Viewer Relations, which means it will take us longer to follow up."

Many, many people have been doing this for quite some time, and the responses they get are the canned ones. Writing hasn't done any good so far, and do you really think that ANYTHING we say is going to change their minds as long as they are laughing all the way to the bank?

In their grand scheme of things, we are nothing but insects to be squashed.

Kate's Nemesis said...

@ Yolanda...

I tried to do the same on The View episode with Kate... and no dice! Interesting coincidence?

But too bad ABC, I already got to see it anyway, and it was hysterically priceless. The compulsive lies Kate told, are forever imbedded in my brain! Maybe TLC's PR Team didn't want the plastic surgery fibs on the website. ABC scrubbed the DWTS blogs as well.

Momof2inMD said...

Not sure if this link has been posted here already. It is about this tell all book "The secret world of Jon and Kate". Thought I would share:
http://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/18322/1/the-secret-world-of-jon-and-kate-the-stupidest-story-in-the-history-of-the-universe-and-the-people-who-covered-it

Hippie Chick said...

I wonder if Beth Carlson (or whatever) is keeping silent because she is working on her own book about Kate. That would be a great book. Oh, I would LOVE to read that & it would bring Kate down. I bet she has damning evidence against that beast.
I hope she considers it. I really do.

Kate's Nemesis said...

I forgot to mention... Mario Lopez (gag) gave the poll results on Access Hollywood's - "Should Kate do the Bachelorette?"

88 Percent NO!

Ain't happenin', folks. Even those curious just to see her make an ass of herself (again), were in the bottom 12. I think more than 90 percent of the public, finds her a turn off.

friends4ever said...

JustWondering said...
Kate talks about her "Best Friend Jamie".

She should be called "Best HIRED Friend Jamie".

Wasn't her other friend Carla a former babysitter/nanny?

Are all her friends paid???

IIRC, Kate also HAD a BFF named Beth. Where is Beth now? Apparantly, NO longer on Kate's BFF payroll.

KHATE said...

WAIT -
Aislinn said...
Wow, just wow. I can't believe she was walking around BAREFOOT on a NYC sidewalk! It must've been like walking on a frying pan. How does she not feel that? I guess the elevator really doesn't go all the way upstairs!

Now, I refuse to watch or click anything her anymore, and haven't even been on here much, but that got me.
REMEMBER when they went on vacation, and ALL THE KIDS HAD TO WEAR SHOES IN THE MOTEL ROOM because of germs??????
Yet she walks in NYC barefoot?
Lord, I hope she disappears soon.

Anonymous said...

I just watched this clip from Access Hollywood's interview of Kate. She's talking about the chicken coop and why she got it. "Eggs are $4 a dozen!". Please correct me if I'm wrong, but here in South Florida I just bought two 18 count packages of eggs (36 eggs) for $2.79 at Costco. My question is: who's REALLY doing the grocery shopping at her house?

1momski said...

Kate, acting and looking like a porn star is deliberate, in my opinion. She and TLC know that her ratings are more anti-fans than fans and they are trying to drum up outrage and more people to watch her shows to see what she does next.
Don't fall for it, the only way to make her go away is to not watch.

She brings Whips & Chains no Flip Flops... said...

sing to I'm a little teapot
this is about kate sucking on that lollipop, so disgusting at the Statue of Liberty. It would of been great if Lady Liberty herself could of bent over (lady like of course) and told that hussy to STOP IT! hahaha this is kate's lyrics.


I'm a little lollipop
Short and Stout
Here is my action
Here is my Spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me Shout
Tip me over TLC pimp my kids out!

i am so glad i was not walking on the streets of NYC barefooted stepping on:
old food
dirty drug needles
gum
urine
rat droppings
dried, sticky drinks
germs, eColi, staff

isn't she a nurse?

lukebandit

Jane in CA said...

BeDoneNow said:
Kate is angry at someone and I am not so sure it is all/only Jon. She is desperately trying to show someone that she is loved, she is desired, she is incredible and that THEY cant have her nor control her!
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I found your observations very on point BeDoneNow. First of all, I agree that Kate has very few emotions, but one of her strongest few is anger. We know she has a hair trigger temper, and sadly, her children know it all too well. There's no rhyme or reason, she'll go off on any little thing, so the children never know what's going to set her off on any given day. Could be a whistle blown at the wrong moment, could be a piece of gum on a lovey, could be simply the fact that you are a yucky boy in her presence.

I think she's angry because the fame and "success" she plotted and planned for is slipping away. In the dark deep corners of her delusional mind, she dimly recognizes this. And that makes her angry all over again.

I think a lot of Kate's internal dialogue and driving force for years has been this refrain: "I'll show them!" She's had this enormous chip on her shoulder since childhood because her parents didn't give her the gold-plated life she always felt she deserved. I don't think she ever really liked Beth -- but she wanted what Beth had and carried so easily - money, good looks, an ease with looking good and having the latest designer purse, enjoying life's luxuries, etc.

I would swear that the McMansion, the overtanning, over-manicuring, over-indulgence in everything, is Kate trying to best Beth, and anyone else she's ever felt had more than she (Kate) did. It's her "look at me now" life. Except that Beth isn't around anymore to impress, and after awhile, it must get rather empty impressing the nannies. So she drags in Jamie, who will take being treated like unpaid servant just for cast off clothing and the chance to push the Target cart for Kate. (Loser!)

In face of the growing disdain the general public has for her, she's escalating. She dresses more provacatively, looking like an aging hooker. She makes a fool of herself on DWTS and the host and her partner laugh at her, and she doesn't even get it. She thinks George Lopez is a fan (I wonder if Stevie ever explained the truth to her?). She is mocked. The women on The View openly trash her when she's not on -- how desperate are you that you return to the show as if you are royalty, only to be dissed to your face by Whoopi and Joy, and ignored by Elizabeth?

Poor Kate - life isn't turning out as she expected. She's like an idiot savant - exceedingly smart in one area (figuring out how to have multiples and turn them into money makers) yet socially retarded in all other areas. (I am not using the word crudely, but in the clinical sense, so I hope no one takes offense.)

Momof2 said...

It has been so dang HOT here we haven't been taking our dog on her daily walk...instead we've been exercising her in the cooler air inside....I could not imagine Kate thinking it was a great idea to gallivant those kids all over NY in this heat. Those poor babies...when will the abuse stop.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@BeDoneNow: I think yours is likely an accurate assessment.

It's been obvious since the first episode that K8G is one angry woman. Don't know why she has such roiling anger. Perhaps she has good reason for all that inner rage. Who knows?

But at her age she has certainly had the time (and now $) to seek professional help so as to spare others from being her constant targets for her angry, demeaning, and critical behavior.

This whole transformation from pastor's daughter to slutty famewhore coupled with her horrific treatment of her husband and the obvious lack of connection with her sons has me thinking this chick has some major daddy issues going on.

Her narcissism and denial seem to reign so supreme that it seems doubtful at best she will ever admit even to herself that she is her own worst enemy.

I do not see good things on the Kreider/Gosselin horizon. Especially as interest in her/her show has taken such a dramatic plunge. JMO, like the fame clock, K8G's inner time bomb is tick, tick, ticking.

Kid were miserable in HOT NYC!!!... said...

maybe the reason she didn't want them to take off their shoes is because it would not be long they would have to go somewhere and she would have to suffer through making sure they have their shoes on. we all know how lazy she is, this has got to be it.

she could of easily slipped into a store and bought a cheap pair of flip flops and wore them and then threw them out when she didn't need them anymore.


lukebandit

thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts, i am back at the nursing home and i was gone almost 2 weeks being in the hospital. had bad infection, but not from walking barefoot on the streets of NYC. i also had dialysis in the hospital while i was there.

BeDoneNow said...

JustWondering said...
Kate talks about her "Best Friend Jamie".
She should be called "Best HIRED Friend Jamie".
Wasn't her other friend Carla a former babysitter/nanny?
Are all her friends paid???
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Yes.

"Jaime" is her current flavor of the month. The CPKS. Current Paid Kate-Sitter.

Check$ slithered to 'Jamie' from TLC to help keep Kate calm and feeling important. Important enough to actually have a friend.

WE all know it's a joke and a paid performance by a paid monkey.

Pitiful children but there seems to be nothing that us normal people can do.

BeDoneNow said...

@ Canadian Mom
I truly am your SISTA! Born and raised in Detroit. We have a lot in common! More than you may know! <3 !

Kate, your "kids" are each a seperate human beings, quickly on their way to 8 adults. (poor Katie Irene is thinking "not effing fast enough!") THAT YOU CANNOT CONTROL! They are not your marionetts or your litter to herd. (Katie is thinking, "They darn well are, I lowered myself to change diapers sometimes, and by the way they have been noisy! They OWE me!")

15 years ago, where were you emotionally Katie? 15 years from now you will be even more miserable than you are now.

Stop it little Katie. Stop it. You are hurting people.

C said...

Regarding the lollipop pictures: I don't think that Kate meant to look like she was fellating the candy, but that's part of her problem--no forethought. She didn't foresee that humiliating her husband for sport could result in divorce. She apparently didn't foresee that giving the 'Tups *three* birthday parties might be viewed as unfair to at least one, if not both of the Twins. She also apparently didn't foresee that still photos of her sucking a lolly would appear sexually provocative.

Brummygirl said...

..and Kate sucking a lollipop is supposed to be top news?
I guess she had plently of practice as she sucked the life out of Jon for ten years!!

fidosmommy said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but back at the time Kate was gone on a trip and Jamie was staying at the House with her son - and using Kate's bathroom and posting Gosselin pics on Facebook - didn't Kate tell her she should move to PA and Kate would "help her financially"? I assumed then it would involve being on the show and getting paid by TLC, rather than Kate just having Jamie move in to save the cost of rent/mortgage.

GoPoshGo said...

Grand Slam said...
"This is the most efficient way to contact us. Comments or questions directed to anyone else at Discovery Communications will be forwarded to Viewer Relations, which means it will take us longer to follow up."

Many, many people have been doing this for quite some time, and the responses they get are the canned ones. Writing hasn't done any good so far, and do you really think that ANYTHING we say is going to change their minds as long as they are laughing all the way to the bank?
___________________________________________
Sadly, I have to agree, Grand Slam. I recently wrote a letter which addressed the issues of child labor law violations by TLC, and how TLC was trying to block the legislation proposed by Rep Murt. I posted it to this blog a few weeks back, and I sent it to every relevant media outlet/person I could think of. Sadly, I did not get a response from a single one.
My husband raised a very interesting point after listening to an NPR-related story on kids in reality TV this week: Namely, that many states, Pennsylvania included, often turn a blind eye to things like child labor laws simply because they are desperate for income and advertising to promote their state. Reality TV programs bring a great deal of [cheap] revenue to the states in which they are filmed. The shows provide jobs, and are also an advertisement for the state in which they are filmed. “Jon & Kate + 8” was essentially a weekly advertisement for the state of PA: trips to the Crayola Factory, Sesame Place, Amish Country, etc. etc. Pennsylvania is in an economic downturn, and looking for any way to bring in money. I live here, and I’ve been appalled in just the past few months by Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s proposal to close a number of public libraries and swimming pools – as well as a tax on sugary sodas (??!!!) – all to save/earn money for the state –- so it’s clear that times are not good for PA on a economic level.
Sadly, it’s just one more “institution” that chooses to turn a blind eye to the abuses of reality TV in favor of economic gain. If the state really cared about enforcing their existing child labor laws (which Rep Murt’s hearing demonstrated were CLEARLY violated), then why wasn’t TLC held accountable? Why were there no sanctions or at least a symbolic slap-on-the-wrist for TLC???? It’s because the State of PA doesn’t want TLC to leave. TLC attracts too much money to the State, and PA won’t bite the hand that feeds it.
It’s positively frightening how the knife cuts both ways. Everyone is in bed with each other, and nobody is putting the interest of the children as a priority.
I’ve said it before, but my wish for those poor Gosselin kids is that they just be sent off to full-time boarding school. They need to be cut free from their immature, greedy, grifting, selfish parents, and out of the spotlight of TLC and their hired paparazzo, Chris (who we all know is the hired gun to make Kate feel “stalked” – and Kate, if you or your TLC interns are reading this, we’re not buying it – we all know he’s the only photographer “hounding” you).
I’ve come to the sad conclusion that none of our “active” protests will make any difference. History has proven this. What WILL work is what so many have already posted and argued for: IGNORE Kate; don’t click on the links; resist the temptation to view the photos on ROL and other tabloid sites. She’ll never go away as long as anyone expresses an interest in her.
I would never begrudge someone their daily dose of coffee and good gossip, but given that the major institutions set in place to protect the kids have essentially dropped the ball, I vote that we take up the gauntlet and protect the kids by ignoring this family all together. Don’t watch. Don’t click. Because the “REALITY” is that NOBODY is currently watching out for the kids. Not the parents, not the state of PA, nobody.

K8STFU said...

Here is a link to "talk" directly to Al Walentis regarding his book.

You may want to read through the comments first - your question may have already been answered, comment already noted.

www.greaterreadingonline.com/al-walentis

JoyinVirginia said...

Perez Hilton has a link to a preview of Ms. Kreider's next ep up on his site - Perez calls it a "snoozefest". Must be a paid placement by TLC, but even Perez can only be bribed so much before the claws come out.
I love the snark here, but Ms. Kreider is over, done, boring beyond belief. Big Brother 12 is on now, and it is such fun to watch the hamsters! That is what I would REALLY like Ms. Kreider to do, spend a summer in the Big Brother house with a bunch of cameras on 24/7 so we could see how she is with no editing and on her own. Things do get vicious in the house, and my, oh my, the OLDEST player this summer is 40! Forget Celebrity Apprentice, get K8 on a Celebrity Big Brother! Bonus, no contact with the outside world for 10 weeks, the kids would get a nice break.

I wish Beth would write a book... said...

it was suppose to be Kids were hot and miserable in NYC!...said

and
She had Whips and Chains, but no Flip Flops!...

what i meant on the shoe post that i put is not when they were in NYC it was on the episode of the hotel room she did not want them to take them off. because it would not be long until they had to go somewhere and she didn't want to fool with it.

Lazy.

lukebandit

Canadian Mom said...

Don’t watch. Don’t click. Because the “REALITY” is that NOBODY is currently watching out for the kids. Not the parents, not the state of PA, nobody.
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Oh dear, now I feel guilty for posting that new clip of Kate + 8 earlier...

You are perfectly correct, as usual, Posh!

jibberjabbers said...

C said...

She also apparently didn't foresee that still photos of her sucking a lolly would appear sexually provocative.

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There was nothing "sexually provocative" about those lollipop pictures. It looked more disgusting to me. A grown azz woman chomping down on a lollipop. Even her kids were more classy at handling the sucker.

Maybe she was trying to look the part, but she just doesn't have it in her. Looks more awkward than anything.

Kate's Nemesis said...

Once again... Go Posh Go!

I agree, and will not be watching the upcoming special. I caught The View, for entertainment purposes, and it paid off in another way. She was shunned by facial expressions.

BTW- I think I meant "embedded" in my brain earlier. Although, I'm not writing a book! Speaking of which- by a raise of hands...

Who has a hunch that Beth Carson was required to sign a confidentiality agreement, prior to the release of Multiple Ble$$ings? Not that she'd talk anyway, but that's how TLC rolls.

If true- Beth should have in turn, asked that Kate sign a contract ensuring her well-earned 50 percent in the stake.

JennN said...

Momof2,there are plenty of people that walk kids all over NY daily so this is a cry from abuse.

crabbygirl said...

I totally agree with BeDoneNow. The only thing we truly know for sure is that Kate is not nearly close to being done exploiting her kids and herself for any shread of publicity. This is the show that should have been called "Wipeout".

Jane from PA said...

Just had a thought...when Katie Irene finally gets this new boyfriend/date she's so obviously angling for, will Steve still be forced to carry the purse that contains the new suitors nuts?

emschick1128 said...

How gross that Kate is walking barefoot in NY city. And what's up with her deep throating the lollipop? There's a lot I could say but I'll refrain. I think tonight's rating will be much lower than the initial come back show over the fourth. Perez posted a clip yesterday with the caption "try to to fall asleep"

Lucy said...

@Be Done Now:
"I think we will see her continue to spiral down out of control. I dont think this is anywhere near the end. She is troubled and getting worse".
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Totally agree. Khate has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.

faline said...

Angelina Jolie: "We do everything we can to keep our kids away from it(media circus). We travel to places
where the kids are not aware of that kind of thing."

"We don't stand in the checkout line at the grocery store looking at the magazines. Our friends don't tell us about it. And our kids don't know. I feel if we keep looking out for them, they'll be fine.

"Love?... "I know it means wanting the best for the people you love, putting their interests above your own,always."

This was some of what Angelina Jolie had to say about keeping her kids OUT of the media spotlight.(Parade Magazine July, 11 2010 )

How very opposite of Kate Gosselin,
she is!

IDModo said...

GoPoshGo-maybe the actual campaign should be to ask tourists to boycott Pennsylvania until they put their new legislation into effect.

That wouldn't work, though, because it would piss off the legislators who are wavering in their support of the bill. You're right, nothing can be done.

Mary said...

Hi

watching Katie with the screen I so want to tell her what she can do with it. Katie dear those screens come inside the house. I have them.

Katie I have a JOB for you or new show

Kate does windows


Mary

bUTTON bUTTON said...

Momof2inMD said...
Not sure if this link has been posted here already. It is about this tell all book "The secret world of Jon and Kate". Thought I would share:
http://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/18322/1/the-secret-world-of-jon-and-kate-the-stupidest-story-in-the-history-of-the-universe-and-the-people-who-covered-it
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My goodness that was some read! I am glad it was only the first few pages or I would have had to spend the rest of the day on the computer reading it.

That book is SPOT-ON!

sander said...

Jane in CA said:..."I would swear that the McMansion, the overtanning, over-manicuring, over-indulgence in everything, is Kate trying to best Beth, and anyone else she's ever felt had more than she (Kate) did. It's her "look at me now" life. Except that Beth isn't around anymore to impress, and after awhile, it must get rather empty impressing the nannies. So she drags in Jamie, who will take being treated like unpaid servant just for cast off clothing and the chance to push the Target cart for Kate. (Loser!)


You are dead on correct, perfect example of this is the Konpound. It was widely reported that Kate knew and had worked with the obstetrician who previously owned it. The fact that she went on national TV and slammed them for the "dirty" fridge *they didn't use upstairs anyway!* appeared to be an extremely cold dish of revenge. Like she was settling some grudge or slight from years ago.

BeDoneNow said...

I would like to thank all those, including our mods, who take a moment to copy and paste the guts of an article, rather than just the link to it. It saves me from clicking on the link to read the story, I DO NOT want to click on anything Kate or Gosselin related and drive those numbers up.

And thanks to the mods for allowing quotes from articles to be posted, even though at times they may be lengthy. :))

BeDoneNow said...

Jane in CA said..
This whole transformation from pastor's daughter to slutty famewhore coupled with her horrific treatment of her husband and the obvious lack of connection with her sons has me thinking this chick has some major daddy issues going on.

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YES. and dare we say that much of her anger is at everyone in the world who hasn't saved her from whatever-it-is?

"They don't know how to help"? "They dont understand my needs"? It has evolved into a narcissitc mantra (look it up Kate) but it is festering and she is in trouble. This will only get worse, folks and she is counting on us paying $$ to watch it.

Mary said...

Hi

When Katie was on the view I thought she said she did no tan her body was all real.

The only place those children should have been was home .

I fear we are going to see very angry adults if they make it that far.

Katie you children are little now. They can't do much because you are bigger and meaner.. katie not even Hanner will stick by you. All those kids will be out of your house by age 16 if not sooner. You think its hard now wait until they all gang up on you as 12-14 year old. I am sure Cara and Maddy are doing that now.
Please look at the little boy that has to hid his face every time he goes out. Katie is not cute is very sad.

Mary

Mary said...

Katie I have a question whose lollipop are you eaten
which one of the boys ot Maddy did you take if from. Looks like you good some free stuff. I guess your 2nd body guard (black Man) refuses to carry your stuff. Katie you could put those shoes in the bag

mary

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Just had a thought...when Katie Irene finally gets this new boyfriend/date she's so obviously angling for, will Steve still be forced to carry the purse that contains the new suitors nuts?"

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No.

K8G will have them silver-plated and made into a necklace, which she will proudly wear as a symbol of what happens whenever she rolls out her 'penalty of severeness'.

She seems to want all of us to know that K8G is a force to be reckoned with.

Yeah, K8. We know. ZZZzzzz

Momof2 said...

JennN said...

Momof2,there are plenty of people that walk kids all over NY daily so this is a cry from abuse.
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Hi JennN...its very bad judgment and she clearly does not have the best interest of the children in mind. I AM a parent and there are times when you have to decide whats best for everyone involved...even if it's postponing for another day.

Jane in CA said...

I just wanted to say that a quote attributed to me by BeDoneNow, was actually a quote from (I believe) OhioBuckeye. I wish I'd said it! :)

BeDoneNow said...

Jane in CA said...
I just wanted to say that a quote attributed to me by BeDoneNow, was actually a quote from (I believe) OhioBuckeye. I wish I'd said it! :)


I am soo sorry! I hate when I let that happen! My apologies to both posters. XOXO

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Jane in CA: Thanks! BTW, I sent in a comment about how much I enjoyed and agreed with your comment of 7/10 7:10, but it didn't make it through, maybe because so many others had already commented about liking your comment. Anyway, for whatever it's worth, I think your insight is right on target about K8G. K8G seems to be one of the very few who will just not GET it. There seems such a level of obstinacy/obstreperousness from within K8G, and, amazingly, she seems to choose to view this as a positive, as if 'YOU can't stop me!'

And, sadly, she's right: the only one who can stop/help K8G is K8G. I don't see that happening. EVER. I don't give her that much credit for insight nor courage.

Hippie Chick said...

The more she lies, the bigger hole she digs. Keep digging Khate, you lying ho. Love the comments. 98% are bad. No one likes this woman!

http://www.fancast.com/blogs/2010/tv-news/kate-gosselin-rights-the-rumors-bachelorette-botox-more/?cmpid=FCST_hero

PA Mom Knows said...

Momof2,there are plenty of people that walk kids all over NY daily so this is a cry from abuse.

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That may very well be, but how many of those kids have a cameras shoved in their faces, being told what to do, what to say, how to act, where they have to go, when clearly they don't want to do any of it? Given a choice, don't you think they'd rather be at home enjoying their swimming pool in 103 degree heat, especially when excessive heat warnings were issued and even the horses in Central Park were given a respite?

PA Grammy said...

I agree with all of the posters who were appalled at Kate dragging those poor kids all over NYC in that heat wave! And I also agree that her walking barefoot in the street was beyond gross!

I am curious, tho - I know tonight is the second "installment" of Khate + 8 - but no one lately has mentioned the other show - "Twisted Kate" or a "Twist of Kate" or whatever it is called - is that still on or has TLC maybe come to their senses and quietly made it go away? We can only hope so....

NoUse4Kate said...

Amish people on TV? Hmmmm, yeah sure TLC. The local talent agency in PA was called and some schmucks came in to play the part. How stupid do they think people are? Oh, that's right, people buy the new and improved Hate so they will be stupid enough to buy the Amish guy on TV. Asshats.

Dee-Dee said...

JennN said...

Momof2,there are plenty of people that walk kids all over NY daily so this is a cry from abuse.

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Walking kids in NYC on a hot day when it's a quick stroll into an ice cream parlor, over to a fountain in a park, to get a cool drink or shop in an air-conditioned store is a far cry from dragging them through the subway and the streets so that they can be filmed, over and over, in 103 degree SO THAT THEIR PARENT'S LIFESTYLE CAN BE SUSTAINED.

And when that parent has repeatedly shown a complete disregard for the children's emotional health and well-being, never mind their wishes (remember the "no cameras"sign? the boys asking the cameras not to watch?), well, yes, that's abusive. And insensitive. And just plain mean.

It may not be LEGAL abuse, but it is vicious parenting, and clearly nothing an emotionally healthy, mature or loving parent would do to his or her children.

And even if it isn't LEGAL abuse, that doesn't mean it's right.

There's plenty of reason to call this idiot out for doing this, and if you don't see that, Jenn, please give it a lot more thought.

If you were six years old, where would you rather be? At home, in your own swimming pool or your air-conditioned room - or in a hot, filthy, strange city, surrounded by crowds of people you don't know, sweating in 103 degree heat with cameras stuffed in your face?

I think the answer's self-evident.

Plain And Fancy said...

"How stupid do they think people are? Oh, that's right, people buy the new and improved Hate so they will be stupid enough to buy the Amish guy on TV."

This was discussed extensively here...the differences in the Plain Sects, Old Order Amish, Horse and Buggy Mennonites, etc. Depending upon which Amish sect the fellow belongs to, yes, they do allow their photos to be taken, and yes, they may even appear on television. They also give their permission to appear on educational videos/documentaries.
I live here, and have many, many years of research under my belt, not to mention public relations work in the PA Dutch tourist industry.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Am SO enjoying NOT watching Ms. Thing right now. Hope you are joining me!

Hippie Chick said...

Ohio Buckeye...I'm with you! I will NOT be watching, as I have not been for many years. She is not worth my time. I hope no one else watches either! :)

franky said...

When was it on?..LOL I thought yesterday..no interest, TV turned off (enjoying the real sounds of summer)..hope her friggin' ratings nose-dive, and no..will not subject my precious ears to her screetching (sp)even on Youtube....BYE BYE Katie-Irene

Monster Mommy said...

Thank you, PA Mom Knows...

Re: NYC trip cameras and extreme heat-

You took the words (I had last night)... right out of my mouth.

Side note: You are our most credible witness.

hearts of stone said...

Hippie Chick said...(snipped) "The more she lies, the bigger hole she digs. Keep digging Khate...No one likes this woman!"
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What's also sad is how she never tried to change. There's no convincing me that some sort of "PR" team hasn't tried to talk to her about negative comments they see written about her...or, that she doesn't read them herself. But I sort of remember, probably from a J&K+8 sofa session (?), something about her saying "I don't care" what is said or written about her. I didn't take it as a highly-confident thing coming from her at the time, but more of a FU to everybody else and really arrogant. (One of the many moments when I started thinking, "hmmm, this is not a likeable person.")

I mean, there's just so much of an adult you're going to get real change or self-improvement out of but I'd think that when enough people are indicating you're messed up, you'd look at that mirror and start to mend your ways. Unless you really are just in love with yourself!

We look for things to justify the way Kate acts and what she says but there definitely could be something underlying, such as some sort of trauma or depression...then again, hard to wrap yourself around it, but this could just be who Kate is and always has been, in which case only her closest relatives from the past would really know about...and they mostly, through all of these last years, remain mum. Maybe they look at her as troubled also, especially in light of Kate's latest desperations in the name of fame and money...but, since nobody of her "world" talks, we'll never know. (Acting the way she does, Kate's lucky she gets such loyalty from friends or family!)

For myself, I can say that increasingly, as each day goes by, I'm more and more bored. In fact, I'm nodding off while I'm writing this and am ready for something far more interesting than Kate Gosselin although the fate of her eight children will always make me wince and worry. But a day will come when nobody wants to waste any further time even poking fun at Kate or Jon...and that's AKA indifference. When we're indifferent and she can't get any emotion out of us, that's when her fame will die. And the only reason I'd ever care about that would be how it would bode for eight kids having a has-been, washed-up, "celeb" mother back at home rather than where she wants to be under the big, bright spotlights.

Hard to imagine I ever thought Jon and Kate Gosselin were this kind of hip, young, intelligent couple efficiently raising multiples. What a fall they've taken...and keep taking into the pit of public disfavor, not to mention their own private lives (which I wish they'd never, ever given us a glimpse into...).

preachingtothechoiragain said...

DeeDee (beginning of longer and spot-on comment): "Walking kids in NYC on a hot day when it's a quick stroll into an ice cream parlor, over to a fountain in a park, to get a cool drink or shop in an air-conditioned store is a far cry from dragging them through the subway and the streets so that they can be filmed, over and over, in 103 degree SO THAT THEIR PARENT'S LIFESTYLE CAN BE SUSTAINED."
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Excellent post above. I hope the production crew and Kate were as miserably hot as the kids. You've gotta watch that kind of heat around little ones, though...just like you do with the elderly or the sick. Certain segments of the population are always more vulnerable to temperature, drugs, weather, etc. I've often thought, if she treats her kids like this, how must she have treated the two German Shepherds? Is the woman just naturally cruel or so self-involved that she's drunk on her own aura and mindless of anything else going on around her? It's so frightfully ironic that her "celebrity" is from being a mother, yet she appears to have no mothering instincts at all.

BeDoneNow said...

JennN said...
Momof2,there are plenty of people that walk kids all over NY daily so this is a cry from abuse.
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Hi JennN. Yes, lots of people walk with their children from one point to another. They do not WORK their small children for hours a time up and down the concrete in 103 F temps. Especially when they have the choice to WORK them another day when it is not so hot. Perhaps October?

What was so urgent that this piece of the children's employment had to be performed in July?


(Perhaps so Kate could wear the black halter and show us every inch of her not-an-implant? or actually so she could go barefoot since she is clearly obsessed with her own toes?)

Pony said...

preachingtothechoiragain said: "...Is the woman just naturally cruel or so self-involved that she's drunk on her own aura and mindless of anything else going on around her? It's so frightfully ironic that her "celebrity" is from being a mother, yet she appears to have no mothering instincts at all."

I think she's so self-involved, aka narcissistic, that she truly doesn't notice what's soing on around her. She isn't the least bit empathetic; if the outside temperature is hot, she feels hot. She doesn't necessarily realize that her children might be hot as well. And she definitely seems to be missing the instincts that most mothers, even reptiles, usually have.

couch potato said...

IDmodo,

Oh, I think you are right about making a little motion picture from Kate's little sucking pictures. Oh, that's a little memory that didn't need to be photographed.

Only Kate would try to wear 5 inch heels to walk around New York City.
No wonder she had to take them off.

Someone told me that when Jon and Kate got intimate, he bumped her head against the headboard too many times and gave Kate brain damage.

At least she did wear a regular tank top and regular denim shorts when the Amish farmer came.

Channel surfed past Kate the kid's birthday party. She was complaining about being alone with so many kids. Heck, when my kids about that age, and went on a trip with the scouts or whatever, there were always two or more adults present just in case. It is really irresponsible of Kate to "Pretend to do it all" and the kids to suffer. It took her forever to get them all in the wet suits and they were hot.

Yep, I think her head was bumped too many times.

Big Wooden Spoon said...

Maybe Katie Kreider was walking around NYC in bare feet because of all the attention going out to the "barefoot bandit".

Just sayin...

Jane from PA said...

My heart breaks for the poor Gosselin children. I, like them, grew up with a "Kate Gosselin" mother. It took years of hard work and a very loving, patient husband for me to overcome my childhood. I am now 47 years old and I talk to my mother as little as I have to. Welcome to your future Kate-a bunch of children who avoid you like the plague.

Teryn said...

She's still slamming Jon every chance she gets. She slammed him at least twice that I saw...maybe more ( I wasn't paying too much attention ).

For those of you who didn't watch, she's still VERY MUCH the rude, arrogant, gum smacking, complaining, yelling, ungrateful, entitled, spoiled, drill sergeant, screeching banshee she's always been.

It simply amazes me and I shake my head in disbelief, that there are people in this country who think this woman is a good mother and is likeable. Makes absolutely no sense how people keep saying she is "America's Favorite Reality Mom". In 5 minutes she had me wanting to come through the tv to thump her on the head and poke her in the eyes.

I watch simply for the trainwreck/ dysfunction factor. What's the next insane thing she will do/say. She never fails to deliver.

Good God Almighty said...

Wow! If I were that water tester man she barked at and spoke to as if he were an indentured servant, I'd have grabbed my little box and told her to go eff herself!! Yet the little man bowed down to her majesty and kissed her @$$ like everybody else does.

If you didn't watch, he was there to test the water and she made him get out of the kitchen. He stepped aside but left his little water tester box on the counter, and she made him remove the box because she didn't want it on the counter. She made him go in the laundry room to test the water. She treated him like he was a rodent or something, or that he had cooties. I felt bad for the little guy.

She proves over and over and over, and over again why Jon high tailed it out of there! It saddens me that he was branded the bad guy when she's clearly an abrasive, lunatic bitch.

Steve Neild, what the hell are you THINKING????????????

watchdog said...

One question: Was it an organic lollipop?

The lady cops in Memphis Cops come take Kate away for disturbing the peace with all her squealing !

I'd pay to watch that!

That makes no sense not to mention she doesn't look a dress size smaller to me.

Not only does she not look a dress size smaller, she looks a couple of cup sizes larger.

When she can no longer make $$ off the children, she will turn her childhood traumas into cash somehow.

Aspiring aging porn star?

I watch simply for the trainwreck/ dysfunction factor. What's the next insane thing she will do/say. She never fails to deliver.

Ain't that the truth! Me, too. You don't want to look but can't help yourself.

Tonight's show. Where to start? It was K8 at her best... which is her worst. The poor little man who came to check the water filtration system made the mistake of making an "easier than dancing" crack. Of course, his first mistake (besides showing up) was sitting his toolbox on K8's sterile countertop. Bad little man! At least he managed to keep his eyes on her face. Not an easy feat since his eyes were at her well-endowed chest level. Is she going for the Dolly Parton look? I swear the things get bigger by the month!

They must have filled at least 20 minutes with the kids and K8 messing with the water hose. I'm sure I dozed off at least twice.

The hen-pecked rooster... an obvious shot at Jon.

And K8 the single mom organizer who's always at home and always busy as a bee. I missed several scenes because my eyes kept rolling upward.

I think my favorite scene was when K8 was melting down over the garden hose for the 3rd or 4th time and Alexis looked at the camera with this, "Yeah, I know she's a nutcase, too, but what are ya gonna do" look on her face. Priceless!

HW said...

Like many others, I would love to see a book written by Beth. However, confidentiality agreement or not, I doubt this will ever happen. Beth loves those children, unlike Jon or Kate. She knows that to write a book that disparages their parents would damage them and I believe she loves them too much to tell her side of the story. They will thank her one day when they see this situation through adult eyes.

Kate, on the other hand, will stand around with her hands raised saying "I don't get it..." when her 8 children refuse to speak to her as they grow up. The will not forget how she taught them to hate their father.

I also think Keven and Jodie love those children more than their parents do and when they tried to speak publicly about what they knew, they were nearly destroyed. The best thing for the Gosselin kids would be for Beth or Jodie to be raising them. How I wish that could happen.

Pecking Order said...

"The hen-pecked rooster... an obvious shot at Jon."


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Is that a shot at Jon? If she's using the term, hen-pecked, then wouldn't she be admitting that Jon was hen-pecked by her tormenting, spousal abuse and constant nagging?
Would she be stupid enough to call attention to the fact that she was the "pecker?"

Rose said...

Teryn said..."She's still slamming Jon every chance she gets..."

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In the tups' 6th birthday episode, she talks about how she "gave the kids to Jon" on their birthday. Oh, really, Kate? You GAVE the kids to Jon? You graced him with your approval? How absolutely wonderful of you. Then she went on to say how they came back from their dad's chewing "big wads of gum, and it was a good experience for them...I think". Just things like that show how arrogant and hurtful she truly is. She has to take any opportunity to undermine the kids' time with their dad by saying stuff like "It was a good experience for them, um, I think". Nobody can do it all as perfectly as she can, right?

Jane in CA said...

No, I did not watch the latest episode, nor the Kate Plus 8 that was shown in June. I hope the ratings take a steep plunge.

OhioBuckeye - thank you. I always enjoy your comments as well :)

BeDoneNow - no need for apologies - I've done it myself too lol.

To Jane from PA - whose nickname is so close to mine - I take heart from your own personal experience of having survived being raised by a narcisstic mother yourself and yet in the end, finding your own happiness. I pray that every single Gosselin child has the same good fortune in adulthood, and firmly shuts the door to further contact with their vile mother. They sure got gypped in the parent lottery. I do hope they reconnect with Kevin and Jodi, because those are likely to be the closest people to parents they will ever have.

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

I am going to get real here (and how).

I am spending the most wonderful time with family, without Kate. It is fabulous. No more lies!

Hambone said...

Pecking Order said...
"The hen-pecked rooster... an obvious shot at Jon."


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Is that a shot at Jon? If she's using the term, hen-pecked, then wouldn't she be admitting that Jon was hen-pecked by her tormenting, spousal abuse and constant nagging?
Would she be stupid enough to call attention to the fact that she was the "pecker?"

7/11/2010 8:27 PM


A normal person with a working brain cell would see that a comment like that means the hen pecked the rooster bloody and the hens were picking on the poor thing.

BUT, Kate saw it as the hens
knew there was something they didn't like about the rooster
( maybe the rooster was breathing ), thus making it ok for them to peck the poor thing. The rooster must've deserved it.

And to top it off, after the poor rooster was bloodied, she ordered that it be removed from the coop. Very much how she bloodied Jon and then had him removed the home.

Somebody pleeeeeeease tell me why this witch is still allowed to ruin the lives of these children. The poor things even thank their mother for giving them food.
Does she withhold food from them when the cameras aren't rolling?

And she's still going on and on about the stupid paparazzi. Surely she knows the more attention she gives them, the more they hang around...right? That cow would shrivel up and die if the paparazzi went away.

The Rooster loves his new foster home... said...

thank you jane in Ca and jane in Pa! i just realized reading your posts my grandmother was a narcissist. my grand ma and pa were divorced and my mom and aunt had to go live with her grandparents and aunts and they were old. this is in the 50's. my grandmother was living in birmingham and my mom and aunt 65 miles north. she was there prancing around with a mink stole, diamonds, pearls,, new clothes fancy car trying to marry a man. my mother lived in an old country home and my grandmother didn't give my aunt money for the girls to have things like lunch to take to school, etc. my mother used to take salt pork sandwiches to school. that was so horrible for my mother. my grandmother could of easily sold something to pay for their needs. i don't think they had free lunch back then. even my dad had to sneak in line to eat, he was supporting his mother with a job at 50 cents an hour.
i think kate thinks struggling is the energy it takes to grift. and how few and far between the gifts are for the grifter.

she is so stupid. she told the pressure guy she didn't want to get wet, but the first time she squeezes it she gets wet. play with water you get wet, play with fire you get burned. idiot.

you treated the water man much worser that steve from this old house.

you are such a jackelope.

lukebandit

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

Hi Kate. Didn't watch the show tonight. I got my fill watching the previews of the show all week. I got so tired of seeing you look off to the side at your minions when you thought you said something particularly cutesy to the camera. It's like you are looking for approval all the time. You are such a big star now aren't you? So very comfortable in front of the camera. Such a natural. Honestly, have we ever experienced a "Kate" situation before? Meaning, how much the public can abhor you and how the networks use that to their advantage? You must lie in bed at night with your glass of wine and wish you didn't have to sell your soul for the lifestyle you so desperately desire. After all we've seen with you and what you are capable of, I truly believe you are going to allow cameras to record every detail of your life until the end of time. You will never bow out of the limelight. This is your career now and unless something happens to you, we will never stop hearing about you. I can't stand the person that you are Kate. What TLC lets us see of you, well, let's just say they don't give us your best side. That's if you have one. Do you? I see such negative qualities and that is why the public has such a dislike for you. You can thank TLC for that. It's too late for damage control Kate. You have sunk your ship. And Jamie? Don't know this person but I can tell she knows how to keep you happy. She is your puppet and that is how you like them. I bet she does whatever you want and backs down from you constantly. What a solid foundation you have built for your massive circle of friends and loved ones. Did you notice I didn't mention the kids? That's because you do not exude any motherly instincts. You exude ego, selfishness and anger. You are a dangling nerve, ready to go off on anyone. I will pray for you Kate and hope that you will one day see right from wrong and put your children before yourself.

Do Not Disturb! Kate is taking a nap... said...

kate reminds me of a pack rat they have a mild diease, but kate is much worser, she is a Hoarder, Buried Alive! Buried Alive in her hate for people, poison, narcissism, lying, hatefulness, treating the kids horribly, jealousy.

can we think of any others?

i was surfing channels and came to steve and kate in the limo and she was crying about not wanting to go to dancing. if i was tony i would be spinning. hey i don't have to deal with her till later. and did you hear what kate said. i was stunned. she said the world has to stop and let me take a nap. this means she wants the world to stop and look and be quiet so she can take a nap. we have to be very very quiet, like elmer fudd.

SHUT UP ALREADY!

lukebandit

Tami said...

I. Hate. That. Cow. I admit it. I'm a hater. I hate her. I'm not ashamed of it. What--I should pretend I just don't care for her? No. I loathe that woman. There is something seriously wrong with the people who enable her. It is very disturbing. There has to be some sort of conclusion to this that does not result in her continuing to behave in this manner forever and getting rewarded for it. There just has to be.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Is it possible to think worse of Kate then I did before? OH YES IT IS!!!

watchdog said...

Kate saw it as the hens
knew there was something they didn't like about the rooster
( maybe the rooster was breathing ), thus making it ok for them to peck the poor thing. The rooster must've deserved it.


Yes, this. She said something like, "Kind of how we feel about 'roosters' around here, isn't it?" Definitely a shot a Jon.

TG said...

The bottom line is that Kate is never going to look like Paulina Porizkova. It's time to stop with the heavy fake tanning and extensions and whatever else she's doing because it's just not going to happen. All of these things will not turn her into a supermodel. I can see treating yourself to a pedicure/manicure and just taking care of yourself, but for Pete's sake, it's getting out of hand.

Man, that sounds catty, but she's just trying so hard lately and it's making her look worse, not better.

Aislinn said...

Are we sure Kate took off her shoes in NYC herself? My thought was that the shoes became inspired by the visit to Ellis Island and made an escape for freedom!

Free from Stompy!
Free from Flintsone Feet!

Aislinn said...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38190836/ns/today-entertainment/

NEW YORK — Kate Gosselin is months removed from her short-lived stint on "Dancing with the Stars," but her "Plus 8" bunch still aren't over it.

"The girls [watch the tapes] and they still swear that I'm the best dancer on there. God bless them," Gosselin told Access Hollywood on Friday, while promoting her new reality show, "Kate Plus 8," which premieres on TLC on Sunday at 9 PM, followed by "The Bakery Bunch" at 10 PM. "They still don't understand why I didn't win. I go, 'Guys! Seriously?' They go, 'No, mommy. You were the best!' They still insist. That's love."

While adults may know the truth about Kate's "Dancing" skills, what the public is still confused over are some of the many rumors in the tabloids — rumors Kate tackled with Access Hollywood, starting with one that she's in the running for the cast of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

"I am not, but you can see how it would get started. A picture with Donald [Trump] and off and running," she said, referencing a photo which was taken of her with Donald and Melania Trump backstage at the Lady Gaga concert in New York on July 7. "It's an example of yet another set of rumors. Right now I think I have enough on my plate... not thinking about it, but obviously everyone else is."

Kate also shot down the rumor she has airbrushed abs, something Us Weekly questioned, previously quoting the owner of a tanning product line, who suggested Kate made herself look more trim through fake bake.

"No, I don't have airbrushed abs. Like it's called hard work. I run," she said of the suggestion. "It's just pathetic. I didn't even know about that... I did 'The View' the other day and they were talking about the contouring of the body [with] spray tanning. I didn't even know that existed.... I wouldn't waste my time."

Kate also shot down OK! Magazine's recent cover story, "How I Lost 10 LBS In 10 Days," but said it wasn't the worst incorrect story she's heard.

"Did you lose 10 lbs in 10 days?" Access asked.

"No. I think that started because they noticed me running outside and started clocking how far I was running," Kate explained. "I did lose a couple of pounds... I mean, [it happens] when you really start really running a lot of miles every day. That's probably not the most outlandish one because I probably did lose six pounds in a couple of weeks. I'll give them credit because it was at least somewhere close.""

Cry Me a River said...

Maybe she made that guy get out of the kitchen because that was where all the hired help was hiding.

rural mom said...

Didn't watch and hope people quit watching. I feel so sorry for the kids having to grow up around such s soul sucking monster.

Vanessa said...

I didn't watch, but seems like the same old crap. She's playing more and more into this diva persona, becoming the latest reality "villain" BUT she is demonstrating this vile behaviour IN FRONT OF HER KIDS! She KNOWS she's got to try and keep herself relevant, keep herself in the media discussions. There must be board room meetings with her and her minions all strategizing the "next" special, the next scenario...but this IS REAL LIFE for her kids! Will she EVER GET IT?

PA Grammy said...

Didn't watch; didn't plan to. But Entertainment Weekly has a great writeup on the episode: (I copied and pasted it as it is worth reading!)

"The second new Kate Plus 8 special aired on Sunday night, and I’m pretty sure it’s only a matter of time before the kids stage a prison break.

The night’s big activity was the building of a chicken coop on the Gosselin property. Why? Because Kate said she buys “four or five dozen” eggs a week, so why not buy some chickens to gather her own? Or rather, have the kids gather them. What started as a nice family project turned into a punitive exercise, as do so many things involving Kate’s parenting. Showing the kids the area of the coop that will be “filled with chicken poop to be scooped,” she announced to her brood, “Whoever disobeys will be assigned with this chore!”

The coop was built by some local farmers — “Farmer Dan,” “Farmer Dave,” and “Angela,” who didn’t rate a “Farmer” title, I guess. The Gosselin Eight were pretty excited to be getting this sturdy little animal house; the youngest ones had perspective on the matter: “We’re getting chickens and we’re eating chickens.”

Kate squawked like a chicken when one of the hens “clawed me with its dirty little toenail.” She got testy serving lunch to her brood: “Am I grumpy?” she asked… who, the camera crew, as though they couldn’t tell by now? “Yes. You would be too if you had to run 26 acres alone,” she said.

Couple things about this. Given the number of people we saw trooping across the Gosselin property during just this hour — the folks building the coop, Bodyguard Steve overseeing a group of people who were installing “a lot of trees and shrubbery” to shield the Gosselins from the paparazzi, a team that arrived to power-wash the house, and a man who came to test and advise Kate on the quality of her drinking water — I’d say she ain’t running that place alone.

Also, when the rooster was literally hen-pecked to a bloody pulp in the new chicken coop, Kate was clearly appealing to the TLC camera crew to help her remove the wounded animal. The kids were pretty calm about the injured creature, but Kate was speaking agitatedly, fluttering her hands nervously — in short, doing everything a parent shouldn’t do to set a good example in a small emergency. And what was the capper to this scene? Kate getting in a roundabout dig at Jon Gosselin. She noted the “irony” of hens pecking at a rooster: “We’ve got issues with roosters,” she said triumphantly.

When the luckless rooster — I mean, “man” — who came to test the home’s water told her that she could learn to use water softener herself, and made a little joke that it was “easier than dancing,” the ejected Dancing With the Stars contestant snapped, “Don’t make that comparison.”

As always, it was the children who made the show amusing to watch. Whether discussing among themselves the names they were going to give the chickens (“Fuzzy” and “Furry” were faves) or witnessing sweet, sweet Collin lugging water or seeking Mom’s permission before driving his toy car over a water hose, the kids were indomitable charmers.

After a while, I began to think TLC was just editing the footage to make Kate look bad:

• After asking the power-wash crew if she could try out their high-pressure hose, they were instructing her on how to spray water against her own house and Kate interrupted: “I don’t want to get wet and I’m wearing white.” So why’d you ask to do it, Kate?

• “Everywhere I go, I’m ‘Mommy”d to death,” she moaned when the kids wanted answers to questions.

“I’m in charge and that’s never gonna change, so shush!” she yelped at another point.

As I said, it’s just a matter of time before the kids start planning their escape routes, don’t you think?"

Love it, love it, love it - so glad I didn't watch but so glad they did and that they seem to have had the proper perspective on that show - hope all the sheeple that watch saw it, too.

TinBox said...

Dee-Dee said,

"...dragging them through the subway and the streets so that they can be filmed, over and over, in 103 degree SO THAT THEIR PARENT'S LIFESTYLE CAN BE SUSTAINED."

<<>>

Your entire post deserves an encore!!!

TinBox said...

Did you all read this?

"Kate Gosselin, It Looks Like Your Bodyguard Is Your Stand-In Husband!"

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/06/21/kate-gosselin-jon-gosselin-steve-neild-dating-body-guard-boob-job-kate-plus-8/

He is definitely doing more than guarding that body!

K8STFU said...

Tami-

Ditto for me.

readerlady said...

Are any of y'all out there Star Trek fans? I was watching an episode of "Star Trek:Deep Space Nine" last night (no, I didn't watch Khate and her $$$$$$$$), and I had a revelation. Khate is a Ferengi! For those of you who don't watch Star Trek, the Ferengi are a race who are all about acquisition. Everything has a price tag, and the one who acquires the most is the winner. That fits Khate perfectly. She's never happy with what she has. It must always be more, bigger, better, brighter, than anyone else has. Having less than is being a failure. So - Khate is a Ferengi.

It doesn't surprise me that Khate is so ignorant of chickens that she doesn't know that hens will gang up on the rooster and peck him to death if not stopped. She sees it as something being wrong with the rooster. Typical Khate. She's a man-hating ballbuster, so therefore all females are men-hating ballbusters to her way of thinking.

Interesting contrast here - a few days ago, locally, 2 small children got up before their mother did, managed to get out of the house, and were wandering down the street naked (they were 2 and 3). Their mother was jailed for child endangerment (guess being a mother means you aren't allowed to sleep). Contrast that with Khate willfully and deliberately dragging her kids all over Hell's Half Acre in the scorching heat, subjecting them to endless filming. But that's viewed as the mother being in a better position to assess the conditions for her children. Double standard much?

Nova said...

Found an article online about the lastest 'special'. The author appears to me to be somewhat 'pro-Khate' (although she tries to seem neutral), but is definately anti-Mady. So disappointing coming from a woman whose bio says: "Eileen is a legal referral assistant in Cincinnati, Ohio but her real job is being Grandma to the five most beautiful children in the world. She can be reached at __________ for comments."

I wanted to print the whole article here, but blogger said it was too long.

Her email address is given at the end of the article, but I thought that it would be best if people actually read everything she had to say before sending her comments. I hope that anyone who does contact her is calm and concise, and doesn't talk about her own grandchildren negatively, despite the negative way she refers to Mady.

http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article11493.art&page=1

Save the Gosselin children

Nova

Can'tstandher said...

If Kate was only on the show "Inner Beauty' instead of my favorite shows, America'd see her for who she really is--a loser. Inner beauty is not even part of her persona, she couldn't even fathom it. Without that, she's headed for a heartbreak. Narcissistic people can't see past the nose on their face.

Rosie said...

From the post by Rooster likes his foster home....
Your comment was profound, "I think Kate thinks struggling is the energy it takes to grift."
Wow, you are spot on.

Lucy said...

"For those of you who didn't watch, she's still VERY MUCH the rude, arrogant, gum smacking, complaining, yelling, ungrateful, entitled, spoiled, drill sergeant, screeching banshee she's always been"
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I know she'll never change ... that is why I don't watch anything TLC or Khate ... not even links. Life is too short to spend my precious time watching what TLC thinks is "entertainment". Boring! Khate really needs counselling ... not more money for tanning, hair extensions, manicures etc. Her kids deserve way better than either of their parents.

Carol said...

Accidentally tuned in last night. Didn't have any intentions to, and before I knew it, it was like a train wreck and I couldn't stop watching.

However, the 6 year olds still being in highchairs goes right through me!!

Can't stand her and finally rolled over and went to sleep. Feel badly for the kids and won't be making the mistake of watching again.

Hippie Chick said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Gosselin

Scan down a little to where the sentence starts with "US magazine" & it says Kate got breast enhancement surgery and botox but denied it on the View. I wonder how long it will be there before it will be taken down!!

NT said...

I was watching The Food Channel and only turned to Kate plus 8 during the commericals. I only did this once tho because what I saw gave me a headache. She was with all the kids trying to put water in a can and the kids could not turn the hose on right and she looked like she was going to have a panic attack and said "I have to get out of here" Like she couldn't stand to be with the kids anymore. She has no patience with them at all. And of course she made caring for the chickens as punishment for whomever did not obey her. Or at least cleaning up the poop!!! She's a total loser!!!

Hippie Chick said...

Another spin on what a real TV journalist thought of last night's show. (I didn't watch). Sorry to post 2 in a row. The comments are not good, yet again. Kate comes off looking like a spoiled brat apparently last night? Surprise, surprise. I'm trying to get the ratings.

http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/07/12/kate-plus-8-review-2/?xid=rss-feed-tvwatch-%27Kate+Plus+8%27%3A+Ruffled+feathers

christine said...

She (or TLC) spent thousands of dollars on last night's episode doing "home improvements" on a home she can't afford, yet she can't spend 10 bucks on a NEW FRICKIN' HOSE that doesn't leak?? Unbelieveable.

path said...

TLC could have had a great episode with the NYC trip. "Age appropriate things to do with children on a stinkin' hot day in NYC". Though, I am not all that familiar with what is in NYC, I can think of going to a play, museum, bus tour. All of which are at least a small relief from the heat. You know when the episode airs, it will be Kate complaining of the heat, her feet hurt, hottest day of the year, blah blah blah.

TLC is really missing the boat (and not the ferry from NYC to the Statue of Liberty) with this. Why they want Kate to headline a show is beyond me.

On last night's special and the continuing saga of the hose, Kate actually said something to the effect: What am I working wit here a bunch of Kindergartners!!! Well, Mady, (I think) came up with the answer as always, Yes! they are in kindergarten. Duh!!!

I also realize, I have worked with some people like Kate. One incident was when our manager jammed the copy machine. She stood their yelling at the top of her lungs about how she needed help, at least 4 people came running, then she went on to rant on how stupid the machine was, how much it would cost to replace it, how the person ahead of her jammed the machine, how this always happened to her--on and on for about 5 minutes banging the lid up and down--while the 4 of us stood and stared at her acting like a crazed weasel--then she turned to me and said "FIX IT"!!! I opened the place where the computer said the jam was and pulled the paper out and it was fixed. To lighten the mood and to bust her chops (a little bit) I said Vulaugh (sp)!! She called me stupid and arrogant and told me to go back to my desk. I never felt less stupid or less arrogant in my life. Maybe a little arrogant, but I liked it!!!

I was 50-years old at the time of this incident. I see the same look of "what the hell is goin' on" on those dear little children's faces. Kate better watch it, she is either raising children who will be so withdrawn or else children who will push the envelope with authority figures. IMO

gosselin free, that's me! said...

I am so enjoying my gosselin free summer!! Join me! It really is great.

My son who is away with the military, has a slobbering, asthmatic pit bull, who I have been "babysitting"....he is so much more enjoyable than Kate Gosselin...and he dances better too!

winsomeone said...

This last show was the worst one of all. She can't even interact with her own children comfortably. She uses an odd pitched voice with them, and doesn't seem to connect with them at all...guess she spends even less time with them then everyone thinks. She was showing us how to run a mansion I guess..saying how she needs to know how everything works, so she can fix things on her own. But then of course she can't and has to hire people to do that in the end anyway.So much for her manuals and maintenance schedules. She was rude to everyone, wished she could go off and live on her own..then denied she said that a few seconds later. She raised her arms over her head several times, since the "girls" were finally covered up, and that would give us a better look at them I guess. How anyone could have watched this show, and found anything to admire or like about Kate is beyond me. I am finally cured..I will no longer stop and gape at the train wreck as I pass by it.

Hippie Chick said...

So, I'm on a big fat roll today with my posts...sorry MODS!! I was lurking this morning on a Kate loving site, & man, o' man, are they out of their ever loving minds!!
Remember the ep where Mady says she wants to die? Well, according to some of the Kate-lovers, it's perfectly normal, & so what?! This is just how kids express themselves, & it's not a big deal, this "passion" will take her far in life. Are you frigin' kidding me!!!
Also, & hopefully this is just a joke, one has Kate Barbies, hooker heels & all. One has a Kate shrine with a Meredith Viera picture w/ "Haters can suck it", or whatever she said written over it.
Oh, and when we have parties, GWoPers, we have pinatas with ho-hos, twinkies, and pork rinds. Remember that for next time!
They have excuses for EVERY bad behavior that Kate does, the kids do, and for all the stupid things Kate says. We are just "haters", and we're all fat. I'm not fat, BTW. But I digress. These people are nuts, crazy, loopy!! I had to stop I was laughing so hard!!
Well, off to do some errands in the real world...LMAO! Still laughing!

Meg said...

Just some little observations.

1. Is it just me, or does Kate LOVE to make overexaggerating movements with her hands...I think she just likes her fake nails. I'm being serious.

2. She says she buys "5" dozen eggs a week, but wants the amish farmer to know that he can't keep up with her clan b/c they eat 2-3 dozen per day. 2-3 per day doesn't NOT equal 5. whack-job.

3. She always has to be in charge. Move the coop 6" to the left..cackle, cackle.

4. Why in the world do those children thank her for everything? Normal kids don't overly thank moms for food. Constantly saying thank you for sandwiches or mady stating they were very appreciative for their dinner. Are they really just thankful kids?

seriously said...

This last show was the worst one of all. She can't even interact with her own children comfortably. She uses an odd pitched voice with them, and doesn't seem to connect with them at all...guess she spends even less time with them then everyone thinks. She was showing us how to run a mansion I guess..saying how she needs to know how everything works, so she can fix things on her own. But then of course she can't and has to hire people to do that in the end anyway.So much for her manuals and maintenance schedules. She was rude to everyone, wished she could go off and live on her own..then denied she said that a few seconds later.
________
The manual thing--she never explained WHO would put the info in this. Does she expect hard working people who stop by to fix things to sit down and write the stuff down for her? She can't write it down because she is clueless. Mark my words: She is going to come out with a helpful how-to book for moms who run their own homes. MARK MY WORDS. This is sick. She is not even going to do the work. It will be pure plagarism from someone else's information. As if she even cares what the little people do when they come to fix her stuff. She does not care! It's all for show! And was that a swipe at Jon saying no one told her all the equipment was bad? Who was supposed to tell her? Who? The gardener could have told her. Jon is not welcome so why would he bother to tell her a hose leaks?

Tami said...

Kate also shot down the rumor she has airbrushed abs, something Us Weekly questioned, previously quoting the owner of a tanning product line, who suggested Kate made herself look more trim through fake bake.

"No, I don't have airbrushed abs. Like it's called hard work. I run," she said of the suggestion. "It's just pathetic. I didn't even know about that... I did 'The View' the other day and they were talking about the contouring of the body [with] spray tanning. I didn't even know that existed.... I wouldn't waste my time."

******
Liar! Liar! She went out of her way on the View to state that for the record, nothing on me is airbrushed. She certainly did know the story was that she was airbrushed when she came out wearing bras in public. She said she had no idea until then. Might be her biggest lie yet.

Techymum said...

Additional observations which confirm to me that she is not normally feeding these children:

Using plastic fork to scoop fruit salad onto plates

Making egg salad sandwiches and using the widest kitchen tool I have ever seen, she was just globbing that stuff on.

Carrying custard over to counter, highly doubtful she actually made this.

Again, not eating the same food as the kids.

Mady pronouncing she hates eggs. (So Mom, you make her eat a full egg meal?!)

In the table scene, I could see a paper hanging in the air with words written. ????

There are just so many things wrong with this whole thing, and I cannot comprehend that it continues to happen.

oilcojackie said...

I admit I did watch last night. I do so because occasionally my blood pressure becomes so low that watching either Kate or Nancy Grace is a sure fire way to raise it to above the normal limit. I truly believe that the twins have her number. They are old enough and are fully aware that she is a "case". I thought I would die laughing last night when Kara said "We got chickens because we need to stop buying eggs at the store.... apparently." There was just so much honesty in the way she said it. I get the feeling that her and Maddie both would like to say... "This was just another hair brained ideal thought up by the TLC executives to give them something to film." Could the twins unhappiness be more apparent than at the tups birthday party in Florida? They are old enough to understand that they are completely being pushed aside to further their Mother's agenda. It's just sad. I've also come to realize that Kate just doesn't understand the only reason TLC is using her (and I do mean using) is because she is so far fetched, so abrasive that it's like watching a train wreck. They show her in the worst light possible and trust me they have plenty of worst light to show. She is so eager to have her self out there that she is oblivious to the fact that she is a laughing stock. She is the poster child (but would rather be the centerfold) for how not to treat your children, your husband and what few friends you have left. The show simply cannot last much longer. Every episode is so manufactured (like the rest of TLC shows), that's it's just one big staging production and infomercial for whomever needs their services or products hocked by the worst spokesperson ever. As for the kids (which we see less and less of) the few moments they do capture of them in genuine tender moments (like when the boys were trying to get the water jug to the chicken coop) they are adorable yet seem so very sad and confused. Kate's constant yelling, ordering, nagging is wearing on them and it's easy to tell. These kids are going to have major issues as adults yet Kate will remain the same.... and island in a self-absorbed sea.

Sarah said...

couch potato said...

"Channel surfed past Kate the kid's birthday party. She was complaining about being alone with so many kids. Heck, when my kids about that age, and went on a trip with the scouts or whatever, there were always two or more adults present just in case. It is really irresponsible of Kate to "Pretend to do it all" and the kids to suffer. It took her forever to get them all in the wet suits and they were hot."

***

Oh, this is all a lie anyway. We all know she is never alone when the kids are being filmed. The crew (aka "family") is there, as are nannies, "bodyguards," and other helpers. The "Mom of 8 Doing It All On Her Own" thing is just her schtick when filming or posing for the approved photographers (who are so obviously in bed with TLC).

BMWoP said...

Tami said...
Kate also shot down the rumor she has airbrushed abs, something Us Weekly questioned, previously quoting the owner of a tanning product line, who suggested Kate made herself look more trim through fake bake.

"No, I don't have airbrushed abs. Like it's called hard work. I run," she said of the suggestion. "It's just pathetic. I didn't even know about that... I did 'The View' the other day and they were talking about the contouring of the body [with] spray tanning. I didn't even know that existed.... I wouldn't waste my time."

******
Liar! Liar! She went out of her way on the View to state that for the record, nothing on me is airbrushed. She certainly did know the story was that she was airbrushed when she came out wearing bras in public. She said she had no idea until then. Might be her biggest lie yet.

7/12/2010 9:52 AM


She DID know about contouring abs with spray tanning because they did a segment on DWTS about it. Some of the professional dancers have it done. They even showed one of the dancers getting it done.

For her to say she never knew about it is right up there with her denying she had her boobs done.

I'm not saying she had it done, but she surely knew about it and knew it existed. SHE'S the one who is pathetic.

CarolS461 said...

Meg said...
Just some little observations.

4. Why in the world do those children thank her for everything? Normal kids don't overly thank moms for food. Constantly saying thank you for sandwiches or mady stating they were very appreciative for their dinner. Are they really just thankful kids?

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Meg:

I thought the same thing. Mady looked like she was petrified when she was saying, "...we really appreciate you making us this..."

That was just scary! Has Kate told them they need to thank her like that or she won't cook for them anymore?

And I seriously doubt she goes through that many eggs. Given the skimpy portions she puts on their plates, I seriously doubt that each kid gets 2-3 eggs for breakfast.

She's supposed to be a nurse, too. Has she given any thought to CHOLESTEROL? Egg salad, egg custard, deviled eggs. If they keep this up everyday, maybe they can be poster children for Simvastatin (a cholesterol medication).

I'm tellin' ya...SHE'S NUTS!

maggie said...

I read Ken Tucker's TV recap. He told it like it is. But what surprised me was 99.5% of the 88 comments were so anti-Kate. In fact, I think maybe two were for Kate. The most surprising was that a lot of them were for Jon. Can you please that. And a lot of people also said that if Kate is that bad on camera think of how bad she is when the cameras are off. I do think the public sentiment is going against her.

Cluck Cluck Cluck Bwok Bwok Bwok said...

Last night's episode was just another shining example of how Kate acts like two different people depending on which state she's in.

In NY and LA, she's smiley and happy and glowing ( when she's not with the kids, of course ).

At home in PA she is miserable, rude, frustrated, and downright bitchy.

Kate does not want to be a mother, but knows she has to so she can live a life of luxury. Must be exhausting for her to keep pretending she enjoys her children. The only time she enjoys them is when the cameras are rolling and another paycheck is on its way.

And while I'm on my soapbox...

Raise your hand if you believed for one second that Kate paid for that pressuring washing herself. She said if she didn't have to write a check it would be like Christmas. There is NO WAY she wrote a check for that. It was either done gratis by the company in exchange for being on tv, or TLC paid for it.

That woman is a compulsive liar. It's so freaking unbelieveable how much she lies and people don't call her out on it.

Brummygirl said...

I did not watch, had a better time with my brother and wife who are visiting from England.
It sounds like it was the usual, screeching, freebie, look at me, watch my chest, snarky program. Hope the viewing was down.

Protect8 said...

As she consistently has done over the years of being filmed, Kate demeaned every single person who worked with her in these most recent episodes. Taking the farmer's hat because she thought she looked cute in it was cringeworthy. It's fascinating that she believes she is superior and smarter than anyone who works for her. Being rude to individuals in service positions is without a doubt one of the worst, of many, bad examples Kate Gosselin sets for her children.

The children's fake thank yous and expressions of gratitude were without feeling, robotic and kind of scary because we can see now that they're trying to feed the bottomless emotional pit of the narcissist. Sadly, they will never be able to fulfill Kate's demand to be told she is loved enough nor will they be able to agree enough, regardless of how they try, that she sacrificed her whole life for them. If she hasn't already begun to do so, Kate will use a divide and conquer method with her children which is typical of narcissists. She will pit them against one another in order to create loyalty to her.

But what stood out most about these episodes is how unhappy and stiff the children appear. With a narcissistic mother, children must always walk on eggshells - no pun intended. Constantly hanging like a dark cloud over the children is the fear that something will make their mother angry and if she is willing to express on television that she wished she had a one room apartment, then the threat of abandonment is also pervasive. It must be a huge relief for them when she goes on the road.

And notice how Kate interacts with her crew rather than her children? She makes a snarky comment or says something demeaning about one of the children, turns to the camera or producer and cackles. It is as if Kate thinks she has an inside joke with the TLC crew that involves how stupid the rest of the world is.

And to those Kate lovers who can at best express their support for Kate by calling her critics pork rind eating fat people, you are not in on Kate's little joke. She laughs at and makes fun of you the most.

HW said...

I admit I watched part of this episode because my daughter had it on. But I sniped at Kate the entire time so that should make it okay.

I did not hear her say she is taking care of 26 acres alone. PLEASE!!! She makes it sound like she's Ma Ingalls out on the prairie plowing the fields and harvesting the wheat while Pa is away working on the railroad. If she doesn't like her 26 acre estate, she can easily move to something more manageable - back to where the townfolks live. Perhaps she can run the mercantile liek Nellie Olsen - same personality so it might work.

Oh and I power washed my house last week, all by myself. I did not call a camera crew, I didn't wear white and I didn't have a bunch of hired help around to flirt with and pretend to be a helpless female. I did, however, get my feet a little wet. *sigh*

Kate-go-away said...

I had a thought while reading the sample of the Al Walentis book. It seems that people have complained that it is mostly about Jon. I have not read the entire book but I thought, Jon was like kate's child - he did not really work very much and basically had to obey her and do his chores or face the wrath of mother kate. I do not believe they had a sex life just from the body language and the mother-child relationship they seemed to have.

When Jon finally set himself free (or was set free) he completely messed up his life, in my opinion, with bad judgement. He just didn't seem to be able to live a life apart from the whole kate-inspired scam and jumped back on the bandwagon -that is, if he was ever off.

What I am thinking is will this be what happens with the children? Are they so under kate's control with this life they are living that they will not be able to function in a healthy manner when they finally break free. Will they be lured back into some kind of exploitation because they do not have any life skills beyond performing for mommy? Will they end up like Jon?

I know people stand behind Mady as the most aware, but I see her as the one who seems to love the limelight when she can get it - like when she is the only one on the couch and acts overly dramatic,using big hand gestures like her mother. She protests loudly when the little ones get most of the attention.

Cara seems to be the one who doesn't care about the spotlight and just goes along so she can survive. She is low key and probably the most invisable.

I personally love Collin. He has been hiding his face from the photographers and was basically silently looking down during couch interviews but he was the most enthusiastic hard worker during the whole chicken coop activity.

I know many people shame those of us who watch the show but the kids still get to me. My husband's mother is from Japan and his father is from the U.S.(although I have to say he is much better looking than Jon!)so my kids are also one quarter asian. Maybe that's why I first started watching. I must admit, those kids pull at my heartstrings.

Continuing With the Animal Abuse said...

readerlady said...

"It doesn't surprise me that Khate is so ignorant of chickens that she doesn't know that hens will gang up on the rooster and peck him to death if not stopped."

This is animal abuse. I am sure SOMEONE somewhere along the line told her to not lock a rooster in a cage with a bunch of hens. Like someone at the feed store, or the Amish farmers, or the people who delivered the building materials, or any one of a zillion people at TLC. Heck, most laypeople know not to do this! 5 minutes online would have explained this (5 minutes instead of jogging, shopping online, going to Starbucks, getting nails done, etc.). Jon, Kate, and TLC make me sick.

I'd like to see an episode with Kate or Jon (It's actually his show, too, since he's getting money from it) driving that poor rooster to the vet and getting him treatment. Yeah, right. Disgusting. Just disgusting - an animal being locked in a box with its attackers.

Eggs-Actly How Many? said...

"And I seriously doubt she goes through that many eggs. Given the skimpy portions she puts on their plates, I seriously doubt that each kid gets 2-3 eggs for breakfast."

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I doubt it, too, but she didn't say that they eat that many eggs for breakfast, did she? I can see that a few dozen eggs might be used each week in various recipes, such as meatloaf, cakes, puddings, deviled eggs, etc. For eight children, the amount of eggs that the cooks/nannies use in recipes could add up pretty darn fast.

MabelD said...

I remember the behind-the-scenes segment on DWTS where they showed dancers being spray-tanned and how abs were enhanced by spray tanning, especially the guys who are often shirtless. They said that some contestants loved the tanning so much they wanted to continue getting it after their stint on the show was up.

There's no way Kate doesn't know about this.

AnotherLisa said...

In both the ET and Access Hollywood recent interviews, Kate speaks almost condescendingly towards the interviewers!!! She feels that she is granting them the interview and that they should be grateful.

She is a major kiss-ass to the "real" celebs but she does her snide eye-rolls to those who she deems expendable. She really believes that she is a bona fide celebrity in her own right!!!

It is just a matter of time when these interviewers, make-up artists, and any other stage support staff start giving their opinions about Kate. She can't pull the wool on everyone as she did with Evan Lysacek.

Cry Me a River said...

It disturbs me that the children are thanking her profusely for food. I mean it is one thing to wow that was good - thanks mom. But from I have read so far, they are doing much more that. I fear that she is controlling those kids with food. How many times have we seen them in the throes of a complete "blood sugar" (translation starvation) meltdown and then see them get very meager portions that my kids would call an appetizer. She is a very disturbed individual. Hopefully the kids have figured out how to cope and if thanking her profusely for food is what it takes then more power to them.

K8STFU said...

Kate does not want to be a mother, but knows she has to so she can live a life of luxury.

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That's it. K8 never wanted to be a mom, she just wanted the credit for BEING a mom, and a mom to multiples. As is the case with most of her actions, she had no forethought that continuing her charade would actually take a bit of effort, certainly more than she bargained for.

I do not think K8 loves her children - I do think K8 sees them as nuisances she must tolerate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"TLC is using her (and I do mean using) is because she is so far fetched, so abrasive that it's like watching a train wreck. They show her in the worst light possible and trust me they have plenty of worst light to show. She is so eager to have her self out there that she is oblivious to the fact that she is a laughing stock."
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I have a slightly different take on the situation.

I do not put it above K8G to be willing to play into the grating, obnoxious harpy character/role, so long as the camera and the bucks continue to roll her way.

She thinks we're all stupid anyway, so I doubt she cares one twit what we think of her.

I think this woman needs attention like the rest of us require oxygen, and my belief is there is NOTHING she will not do to keep herself in the spotlight and in the $$$, including making a weekly arse of herself on TV.

I think she's a psychological mess - I don't think she's faking that, but it would not surprise me if she and TLC conspire to ramp up the whole Woman Everyone Loves to H8, That's Our K8.

To say she's 'eggcentric' is too kind. She's a total whack job.

fidosmommy said...

I didn't watch (I'm taking a bow right now!) I did, however, just watch the EW clip somebody linked above.

Germophobe Kate put on a hat that wasn't hers? The Amish guy is no doubt a very clean man, but c'mon, you don't put other people's hats
on your head. Or do you? I can't imagine..... There is something very personal about an Amish man's hat, and it's a symbol of much more than being a farmer.

HW said...

A question for all the people who are certain Kate needs a body guard and that Steve is only for security: why has Kate never hired a body guard for her children? If she is so frightened what the world may do to her, why not worry about those precious children? After all, doesn't she do everything for the kids?

Also, my husband's company does use security details when they travel oversees. These men would never be seen holding a purse or a brief case. Their resumes are truly those of serious security personnel - usually long military careers and law enforcement experience. They do not make themselves visible but rather spend their time in the background carefully scouring the area at all times, protecting their employer. In fact only a few people at my husband's company have access to their resumes because you don't want your serious bodyguards to be easily recognized or compromised. They certainly are not photographed for the company newsletter or any other reason.

Just give it up, Kate. Steve is your purse holder, handy man, and booby judge. I'd love to hear him swap stories with realy bodyguards. Oh my gosh how frightening it must have been for him to protect Kate from an angry mom at Barnes and Noble while true security men are protecting real parents doing their job in Pakistan and Peru.

path said...

Miss Kate who cooks everything from scratch have you heard of quiche???? Easy to make--fun to eat unless you did not have organic milk in the fridge. Easier to make hard boiled eggs for your main entrees, I presume. I have gotten some good recipies from the "incredible egg" website for quick dinners when my household was going every which way with practices, crazy work schedules, etc. But the Amish probably have some great recipies. Then there is the egg dish that some ethinic group (sorry can't remember which one) makes at the Christmas Holidays. That is delish!!! Too exhausted I guess, from the hose pulling, huh Kate???

too bad,so sad said...

Okay, I am on vacation and am totally bored, so I came here to read and then went to the fan site. I was tempted to leave a few tactful, respectful comments but reconsidered because although I believe that there is no one truth but different viewpoints that all contain some truth. I feel that would be lost on some (all)of them and I don't want to be trashed. Reading opinions that differ from your own actually has a great way of enlightening you, even if it doesn't change your mind.
I am leaving comments here because I know some of them read here so they know I am "fat, wearing crocs, tube socks, some strange kind of pants, raised my own kids to be losers and don't have a life and need to go get one! LOL Oh yeah, I'm full of hate too! So, I guess they can connect with me. LOL!

I haven't posted for a long, long time so I just have a whole lot to say. I will try to break it up into a few different posts, so it doesn't seem like a summer reading assignment!

The first read of BM's site, a quote from Kate stated that “There is no manual, there is no right or wrong, you just have to feel your way though (sic. through) it and see what works.” If she means fixing your home,NEWS FLASH! there is a right and wrong way. If she means raising a family I would like to point out if you search the library there are many, many good books that teach how to raise children in a loving successful way. In fact you can go to college and get a PhD. in Developmental Psychology.

Next,they glorified the chicken coop and Amish ways, referred to barn raising. Yes, I have seen a barn raising, an amazing thing. The simple design and hand built barn is just a thing of beauty. The gentle way they work together gives a lovely picture. Does anyone else ever wonder if among the Amish there is one who was born with great creativity and pines to built something original, unique instead of the same barn over and over? Do you think there is one or more of them living a quiet life of desperation because they desire something not approved of by their society. Yes, I do know about rumspringa, (sp?) I also know about shunning. I do have respect for them,but no group is perfect. (except you my group of GWoPers!) So, let's take a realistic view, and let's affirm individuality over stifling conformity. Do you see Kate fostering conformity too much with her children? I do.

The next was she was learning to do things-“Done right, done well, done efficiently and done once.” The blogger regrets she herself doesn't always do this and wishes she did. Uh..no! True success comes from lots of experience doing things over and over. Practice makes perfect and permanent. No one does their best the first time. If you do it right, efficiently etc. you have actually NOT learned anything. You just did what you already knew! BTW-getting a hose and spraying the table and patio-hmmm-not brain surgery! I think a 4 year old could accomplish this, and do it right the first time. JMHO.

Next, they worship the great lesson in work ethics. What???? These little guys have been working hard since they were a few months old. I believe they already have enough lessons in this.

Okay, enough ranting from me. Go rest your eyes, I'm off to search my kitchen for...pork rinds?? Whatever they are.
Write more later.

N.E. Psychologist said...

@ Kate Go Away: I must admit, those kids pull at my heartstrings.
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I haven't watched JK8 since they announced that there would be a "big announcement" and don't watch anything on tlc for that matter, (not even accidentally).
Yes, those kids still pull on my heartstrings and I have been tempted to "stop by."
But, the pictures of those same kids in Chinatown during record breaking heat wave made me so angry that the last vestige of temptation is GONE.

It was not up to the State of NY to protect those children. It was up to their parents and their EMPLOYER, whose greed apparently knows no bounds.

Lorrie said...

Nova said...

Found an article online about the lastest 'special'. The author appears to me to be somewhat 'pro-Khate' (although she tries to seem neutral), but is definately anti-Mady. So disappointing coming from a woman whose bio says: "Eileen is a legal referral assistant in Cincinnati, Ohio but her real job is being Grandma to the five most beautiful children in the world. She can be reached at __________ for comments."

I emailed Eileen to complain about her mean-spirited comments regarding Mady. I received a prompt apology, with a promise to also publicly apologize in her next column.

Jane in CA said...

HW said:
Also, my husband's company does use security details when they travel oversees. These men would never be seen holding a purse or a brief case. Their resumes are truly those of serious security personnel - usually long military careers and law enforcement experience. They do not make themselves visible but rather spend their time in the background carefully scouring the area at all times, protecting their employer.
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Exactly. I think Steve Nield is considered a joke by real security people. I also think that the real celebs on DWTS and elsewhere who come into contact with Kate, realize that Nield isn't a real body guard -- he just plays one on tee vee.

I can't blame Nield for taking advantage of this sweet opportunity.

Kate-go-away said...

N.E. Psychologist said......
Yes,those kids pull on my heartstrings and I have been tempted to "stop by." But, the pictures of those same kids in Chinatown during record breaking heat wave made me so angry that the last vestige of temptation is GONE.
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When I wrote what I did I knew I was going to get spanked by someone but I was just trying to be honest.

I'm not trying to be snarky, just want to know if there is a difference between viewing pictures of them on line and watching the show?

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

For "Tangerine Tanya"- I LOVE IT! Kate's a Tangerine Tanya Harding, less the ice skating ability.

For Aislinn- Another lie from Kate. I read that article this morning, too. She stated that she "Didn't even know that (spray tanning) existed"... Until that day on The View. LIE! She talked all about getting spray tanned on DWTS, then to Oprah during the 'behind the scenes' show, then a third time, when she was (badly) doing the DWTS reporting gig after she got the ax. I have a great memory- she distinctly said she was sprayed ... and was not able to bathe until the next day, so it set in. She complained about it, and the greasy feeling and residue it left. All of the dancers talk about it every season!

When will the lying stop Kate? You've never heard of it? Or read about the spraying of the "ABs" rumors, until a week ago last Thursday? Really?

*SIGH*

enoughalready said...

Regarding "thanking the Mom" by the kids.

I was totally put off from the time the kids had to "thank" the mother for the house! How ODD! You dont "thank" the parent for the house in one sentence! You show your love and appreciation for the parent/s and their sacrifices for getting the house which they are grateful for - yes - but you dont in one sentence "thank" the mother (and only the mother in this case. That totally put me off because it showed that the kids are forever indebted to their mother for getting the house - so NOT! I hated how they spinned that particular point.

And now the kids have to "thank" their mother for the eggs - weird. another off putting scenario.

This show is so dead. Bury it once and for all.

enoughalready said...

I just realized something - is TLC trying to recuperate their losses with this woman by turning her into a white Omarosa.

As much as I am not totally enamored with Ms Omarosa - At least Omarosa is educated, intelligent, articulate, accomplished and overall talented on her own merit.

This white omarosa - Kate Kreider - she's got nothing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the ratings share for last night yet?

she is evil said...

Oh those poor chickens remind me of the sextuplets. Kate wanted them, decided unilaterally to get them, and after they've arrived, announced to her six year olds that it is their responsibility to take care of them and clean their poop. This was obviously news to the tups.

Reminds me of how Kate shoved those tups down Jon's throat and once they arrived thought it 'unfair' that she should have to care or pay for them herself.

Those birds are toast. And those kids are so heartbreaking. The tups are too young and naive to understand just how crapy their lives are with that feral, self-absorbed bitch of a mother they have.

Sobby McFibberpants said...

Barefoot in NYC? I'm confused! I choose to no longer watch The Chronicles of Narcissist, so please correct me if I have misunderstood what I have read.
I recall, during Disneygate, Fibby wouldn't dare let anyone take off their shoes IN the hotel room. Remember the germ infested carpet filled with the disgusting filth of doom? So, that carpet is gross, but the sidewalks of NYC are a great place to play a game of footsie? Hey, psycho, people pee, spit, spill things, litter, and even sleep on city streets. I guess even her OCD was kicked to the curb when it could no longer be of benefit. Maybe her OCD just didn't know how to help her.
Unless this was done to showcase her feet in hopes of securing some Dr.Scholl's contract work, I'm afraid she may be a few steps away from a shaved head meltdown Ala' Britney Spears.
Those poor kids have lived an entire life of mom and her contradictons. TLC should be spending there time working on a Parenting Intervention show for their fall line up. They can air it back to back with Jon's new travel show,Gullible's Travels!

Tropical Tan said...

"She stated that she "Didn't even know that (spray tanning) existed"... Until that day on The View. LIE!"

Did she say specifically that she didn't know spray tanning existed, or that she didn't know SCULPTING with spray tan existed? There's a difference...

Canadian Mom said...

Oh Sobby McFibberPants...how u make me chuckle...

Your name alone causes an uncontrolled grin...

Thanx! :)

Kate, the national joke said...

BMWoP said...

Tami said...
Kate also shot down the rumor she has airbrushed abs, something Us Weekly questioned, previously quoting the owner of a tanning product line, who suggested Kate made herself look more trim through fake bake.

"No, I don't have airbrushed abs. Like it's called hard work. I run," she said of the suggestion. "It's just pathetic. I didn't even know about that... I did 'The View' the other day and they were talking about the contouring of the body [with] spray tanning. I didn't even know that existed.... I wouldn't waste my time."

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So many peeps have talked about jibber jabbers site, so go look there...
there are pics proving the 'fake abs'.

she is evil said...

Sobby, yep, Kate's lies and contradictions continue to infuriate the few who still pay attention to the idiot. I think Kate 'freaks out', ala the hotel carpet, whenever she isn't getting enough attention. Instead of letting the kids run around the hotel room, jump on the beds, explore it, they were imprisoned on that hotel bed (which was probably just as germ-laden...we've seen the blacklight documentaries). So sad that she needs all that control and for the attention, even negative, to be on her. Those poor kids have had such a joyless upbringing thanks to that evil bitch.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Sobby McFibberPants: "Chronicles of Narcissist"! LOL! "Gullible's Travels" - PERFECT!! Both perfect descriptors for this pathetic 'reality' tripe.

Yes, even the psychopathologies can only share the stage with The Great One on a temporary basis - if it doesn't sell, it's gone - never happened. So very Orwellian.

And I'm with you on not feeding the monster by tuning in. I've watched my LAST K8G episode - good riddance.

K8STFU said...

Sobby,

Don't forget that K8 also stood barefoot at a gas station pump ....

MeMeMeMeMeMeMe said...

Tropical Tan said...
"She stated that she "Didn't even know that (spray tanning) existed"... Until that day on The View. LIE!"

Did she say specifically that she didn't know spray tanning existed, or that she didn't know SCULPTING with spray tan existed? There's a difference...

7/12/2010 4:26 PM

She was saying she didn't know scultping/contouring with spray tanning existed, however she DID know this because they showed a pro dancer getting it done on her season of DWTS. And if I'm not mistaken, it was actually Tony whom they showed getting his abs enhanced with spray tanning.

She's just a habitual liar and doesn't even stop to think that her lies bite her in the ass.

Tacky And Tasteless said...

part of post by Good God Almighty: "If you didn't watch, he was there to test the water and she made him get out of the kitchen. He stepped aside but left his little water tester box on the counter, and she made him remove the box because she didn't want it on the counter. She made him go in the laundry room to test the water. She treated him like he was a rodent or something, or that he had cooties."
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I assume this is referencing one of her new shows on TLC but it doesn't surprise me at all. In the old days when I watched a lot of JonAndKatePlusEight and before my suspicion-flag was up, I would definitely notice how rude she was to service people in her home and also the absence of real gratitude when she'd be given a freebie of some sort. Seeds of doubt began to sow in my head about her. It's when I wondered if Jon and Kate had gotten too accustomed to asking for and receiving freebies...how can I put this...more, having the expectation or sense of entitlement about handouts of any kind to where it had become commonplace as opposed to a nice surprise. I just never saw genuine graciousness or thanks coming from Kate when somebody did her a favor. Sometimes she'd meet somebody who came into the home or maybe out at some place where they were getting a freebie excursion or special tour and her attitude was so offhand that I would think the person on the other end would be offended, like they were so much dust beneath her feet. I guess I was raised differently, but I was taught to have manners and be appropriately receptive and appreciative when other people do something nice for me. On more than one occasion on TV, Kate has appeared to me as impolite and gauche when it was unwarranted. I can't stant arrogant people who try to make others seem small. Classless, if you ask me.

Gosselin kids deserve better said...

K8STFU said...
Kate does not want to be a mother, but knows she has to so she can live a life of luxury.

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That's it. K8 never wanted to be a mom, she just wanted the credit for BEING a mom, and a mom to multiples.
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Oh, I SO echo these comments above. It dawned on me somewhere back that Kate liked the IDEA and LABEL and FAME of mommydom but doing the actual mommying? Simply not interested and that's why I'm sure at any given moment behind the scenes, there's a nanny in there raising those children. I can just see shushing the kids with a wave of her hand ("don't bother mommy; I'm exhausted") and, although Nanny is doing her job, she is no replacement for a real mother. Kids with a look of bewilderment? Joyless? They get attention from a camera. They get dressed by the hired help. Daddy's gone a lot. Mommy has her own life. The Gosselin children are lost little things. What is their anchor? Where is their safe harbor? If they can find no comfort and love from each other as sister/brother, to whom do they go? I know of a situation with some similarity where the child bonded to a teacher and all I can say about that is, thank God she was a good and decent one. It can go the other way, you know. Poor darlings, if only they could have known the security of childhood as was mine. How did I get so lucky and they didn't?

Aislinn said...

It's not just Kate's appearance on DTWS that gave away her prior knowledge of airbrushed abs. This is Kate we're talking about. Everything out of her mouth is a lie. If she denied knowing about it before the View, that means she did know about it.

And it's obvious she would have known about airbrushed abs from the story about her because she loves to read any article about her!

If she had really never heard of airbrushed abs and didn't know about the article claiming she had it done, why did she jump in on the View denying she had them done when no one was even talking about her?

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

She said she didn't know it existed. A crazed tanning "orange" addict said that. If Kate didn't know about the spray-on abs rumors... I will swallow a full can/tube of fake and bake, that will make her tangerine sucker look like childsplay!
She Googles herself all day, let's face it.

fidosmommy said...

Just for fun I clicked on Kate's Take, her blog. More about trash.
She chased after the trash truck when she missed it. Wow. Stimulating reading, especially since her book already devoted an entire chapter to trash problems.

Also, at a GosselinFan site, there is a poll. "If Kate's new show tanks, which is the next show she should be on?"

Even the fans think her show could just fall flat. Hmmmmmm.

Tami said...

Notice that these days when Khate is lying she'll say, "Who has time?" or "I wouldn't waste my time". What deflection. Who has time to do fake abs, who has time for plastic surgery, fake boobs..Khate, that's who!

Sobby McFibberpants said...

@Canadian Mom and Ohio Buckeye, Thank You! I've always come here when I need a laugh. I find it ironic that the fibster has rarely shown any REAL (unpaid for) emotion, yet her attempts at proving to the masses that she is a showbiz natural have nearly given me a stroke. Shame on those who continue to promote her.
She is in deep denial about her 'natural abilities', and TLC hasn't done her any favors by setting her up to make a total ass out of herself.(DWTS was hilarious though!)
In her defense, she does have some natural abilities. I have never seen someone make a free vacation to Disneyworld look so painful, so she's a natural... travel agent/promoter? She's able to (without conscience) sell her children's childhoods to further her own agenda, so that makes her a natural... dreamsquasher? And too bad those cameras catch everything, or she'd be a natural liar too. As for her supporter(there can't really be more than one) what is left to like about a mother who has no problem showing the world what a dismissive horror of a parent(and wife)they are? She has ever so graciously given permission for the world to watch as the victims of her wrath are belittled and made to feel responsible for her constant tantrums. These memories have all been packaged in a neat little box covered with images of their once intact family, ensuring the past will be there to haunt them for years to come.
Imagine the joy of having the moments when mommy made them feel less than worthy subtitled and ready at the touch of a button, without the hassle of time fading their memories.
Unless the 8 have been replaced by robots, they must be deeply affected by the divorce and subsequent breakdown of their family. For 20 bucks at Amazon.com the Gosselin kids can relive every painful moment for generations to come. Thanks Mom! Now put on some fricken shoes before you hurt your feet. We really don't have time to get a second job with all this chicken sh8t that needs cleaned up!

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Dear Tami,
Don't forget her favorite: "Honestly,"

Honestly, if Kate is a truth-teller...

* Mel Gibson is a kitty cat, ideal father figure, and and doting mate.

* Lindsay Lohan is not snorting Adderall, nor going to jail... Dressed in ORANGE.

Kate-go-away said...

I agree that these children should not be filmed and that they are being exploited, but why do people think their lives would be better if kate stayed home, worked as a nurse and was their mother?

Face it. these children have a horrible mother. She is greedy, entitled, arrogant, narcissistic and an exhibitionist. Who says she would be any different if this show did not exist? She would still be a horrible mother and I think Jon is a horrible father. He does not want to work and does not seem to want the responsibility of all of his children.

Why don't people feel these same feelings towards other reality parents like "Little People, Big World" or "Nineteen Kids and Counting". They have their kids filmed and receive perks and trips. I think it is because they have other means of income and do not demand as kate does. They also don't seek constant media attention.

I feel bad feel for the Gosselin kids because of the parents that they have.

maggie said...

I didn't watch Sunday but I did watch on YouTube. Did you know that in the credits there is a writer? Yes, Ms. Glover is employed by TLC to write for this show. This thing is scripted!

I have to disagree. I didn't think Kate was rude to Jamie, the water guy or the 3 men that were spraying her house. And because it was on YouTube I actually played those parts back because of all the previous comments. She said please, and thank you to the water guy. She explained that they were eating lunch and asked if he could test the water elsewhere. But what really stood out for me was when Jamie the water guy and Kate went to the basement to look at the water meter. The guy was explaining that they used 300 gallons that day. Kate purposely looked past Jamie and was actually directing her ALL her comments to someone off camera. She said that a lot of the water usage was probably due to her long shower. I am convinced that she was directing all her comments in the basement to Steve. You can tell by her outfit that was the day that Steve was there to direct the planting of the trees. She was laughing with the power spraying guys. Even though she said "shut up" to one of them she was laughing when she said it. Anyway different people perceive things differently.

What I was floored over was Kate's treatment to all her kids. Wow! She totally flipped out over putting water from a hose into a bucket. I really believe it she doesn't enjoy being around her kids. For her to act that mean and stressed over the simple act of filling a bucket, you really have to wonder what she is like without the cameras rolling. Kate said, "I am about to go crazy. I need to get out of here". Kate literally screamed out loud with frustation. Kate said, "A one bedroom apartment seems very attractive". In fact, I think it was that very comment that Kate apologized to the camera for. Of course, it was a terrible thing to say in front of her kids. That she wished she lived in a one bedroom apt. instead of with them. But of course, it was also a knock against Jon. He lives in an one bedroom apt. away from the kids.

I don't know if Steve and Kate have a "thing" but I tell you without a doubt Kate is very, very, tied to him emotionally. She depends on him for everything.

And she is a liar when she says that "we" planted the trees (I think she meant she & Steve) to give the kids privacy from the paps when they play outside. If that was the truth, then how come she goes out of her way to purposely dress like a hooker when she is traveling with the kids. Remember in the airport for the kids 6th birthday party. She dressed to make sure all heads turned her way. And the same thing in New York city. She dressed to attract attention when she was with the kids all day. And don't think she wasn't sucking on the lollipop "that way" for no reason. She knew very well that the camera was clicking 28 shots of her sucking away. Yes, she was with the kids with her low cut shirts, 5 inch heels, just waiting for everyone and the paps to look at her and give her attention. All of this was when she was suppose to be with her kids giving them her attention. Also, if she didn't want to draw attention from the paps, then why does she dress like a tramp when doing everyday shopping. She is full of baloney when she says she is doing everything to prevent the paps from interferring with her and kids lives.

Kate is still the rude, mean, complaining person she always was. She hasn't changed at all.

For Maggie said...

Hold on, Maggie May- (no post, lurking still) what a juicy read! Curry

TwoCents said...

Have you ever noticed that the Kate followers really HATE gwoppers? They have deep and sincere anger towards this site! I think they are mentally unstable and will attack gwop with a vengeance.

We gwoppers on the other hand, feel PITY for the sheeple. I can't stand Kate or the media for giving her a spotlight but I just think the sheeple are blind and pathetic.

Cancel it already said...

This show is unwatchable. It was bad enough watching Kate attack Jon, but her own kids? She claims to have issues with 'roosters', but she has no problem henpecking her own chicks, too. The audience will not tolerate this in my opinion. No one wants to watch any child be mistreated. Oh, and the egg dinner? Barf. Wonder if those recipes were in her cookbook. Gag.

N.E. Psychologist said...

To Kate-go-away - also, no spanking intended. Those pics just truly made me nauseous.

Can't See Sheep said...

Been away all weekend, boy do I have catching up to do. You are all so on the ball, so many great posts.

A little off topic, but I found this Yiddish proverb & it made me laugh, all I could think about was TLC.

“Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant”


Saw the lolly pictures, hubs said maybe kate had been out BBQing salmonella again & was trying to induce vomiting. He got a hug for that.:)

silimom said...

Stop the presses - Kate got a manicure and went to the tanning salon yesterday. Whoop dee doo.

Maggie, good insight on her 1 bedroom apartment comment. Haven't watched the show but it sounds like she's doing alot of complaining about being a single mom again. To be fair, I think we all have had our "calgon take me away" moments in our parent journeys. I don't begrudge her those feelings. I do have to say I'm sorry her kids heard her say it and for someone whose whole brand is basd on super mommy, not a great call. Still the sheeple will just say she's being authentic and real.

Here's an idea, Kate - insist that Jon take the kids more. He's not working and claims ostensibly to want to be more involved. So let him. Then you'll get your alone time.

Yolanda said...

I watched on YouTube. That egg salad looked gross. And I LOVE egg salad. It's just the way she treats the food - it's like she almost can't be bothered!

She took a HUGE spoon and grabbed a huge glop of egg salad, then just plopped it on the hamburger bun (a hamburger bun??). Then when she cut the bun in half, she just smashed it down.

I think egg salad is so tasty on toasted bread with a slice of lettuce. But I guess that's just too much work for her.

fidosmommy said...

Kate go away asked why people are
so upset about the Gosselins and not about the Roloffs or the Duggers. Well, some are upset about them, but probably for different reasons than the Gosselins.

Part of the reason the Duggers get a pass is because they seem to treat their children gently, and neither parent seems to be annoyed with their family, even when some of them act up (act like children).
The speak to them with respect and
they are raising them with a value system they themselves live by. It's not an act or a facade. They don't shop incessently, live lives of vanity with fancy stuff and spas, and they respect even those they don't agree with. To wit, cousin Amy, the Anti-Dugger. Their faith is real, IMO.

And it seems that the littlest Duggers are caught occasionally on film but are not paraded in front of the cameras very often. Not all the children do interviews, either. The ones who do them seem to do them with some manner of intelligence and grace, explaining things in their life for the audience.

I'm willing to bet that Michelle and Jim Bob put aside a percentage of the show income - not necessarily for college, although
that's certainly possible - but for the kids to get a start in their new lives when they leave home. I'm sure Josh and Anna got a start from 18K&C proceeds.

The Roloffs: they are lenient parents who get gruff but don't carry through very often. Their boys are lazy unless they enjoy the work or its for themselves
(playing soccer, riding, building forts, etc.) Their discipline is
inconsistent. They are often rude to each other (all of them) and
they seem to be cashing in on as many goodies as they can. Matt is a dreamer and not very practical, Amy is practical and seems put off by the dreaming, so their marriage is strained right there on TV for all to see. They have been called out on all of this.

But Amy and Matt don't sell themselves to tabloids, don't flash their body parts for attention, and seem to be functional in their own home, even if housekeeping is lousy. If a faucet leaks, they fix it. If a
lawnmower conks out, they fix it.
They are self sufficient, and we can see that. Their show is NOT just about the kids. It's about facing the challenges of being little people raising both little and average sized children who have
thoughts, dreams, abilities and
problems of their own. That was the premise of the show, and that premise is still in there, beneath the pizzazz of the new toys and the trips. It's actually more about family than about Matt or Amy. Nobody hogs the scenes.

The Duggers and the Roloffs are far from perfect. But they know it and don't pretend their faults
are because nobody knows how to help them, or their problems are because of "haters" or "paps"
or "roosters". They know their problems are within their own
homes (speaking of Roloffs here)
and of their own making. The Duggers are too mature to gripe about their personal problems on national TV.

Just my opinion. Others have theirs.

Monster Mommy said...

@ Fidosmommy...

Great assessment of both TLC families. While the Roloffs have their issues, they are a far cry from the Gosselins. As for Kate , she will never be Michelle Duggar. Mrs. Duggar has never raised her voice in anger, in order to discipline her child. That is amazing.

Sweet little Amy Duggar talks about it all the time... when she is admiring her aunt's superb parenting skills. (Or as the Duggar kids fondly call her- "Cousin J-amy!") That girl is awesome. She puts poor cousin Oliver to shame... *giggle*

Minka's Tail said...

fidosmommy: I agree 100%.

The Roloffs and Duggars are usually nice to their children, or if they aren't (in the case of the Roloffs), the kids are teens and can take it.

If Kate were nice on the air, would you be as upset by the exploitation? I would not, I admit.

If we saw a happy family carrying the eggs, with Kate hugging and ruffling her children's hair, if Grandma and Aunt Jodi and Beth dropped over to see the chickens, if Kate had laughed about the hose not working, if the water guy interrupted Kate playing with the kids and not screaming at them--I would not be as perturbed. Yeah, by filming the kids would lose some privacy, might be picked on (they might be, anyway), might fall prey to child star-itis when the show is canceled--but the pluses of being in a happy family would outweigh those pitfalls.

Both of these "parents" are so self-absorbed that none of us trusts them to put the kids' needs first, and that's what's upsetting, much more than the ethical dilemmas of filming kids for a reality show. The Duggars and Roloffs seem like way better parents over all.

wildflowers said...

I have no idea how Kate, being a mother of EIGHT (two sets of multiples) manages all her Mommy Me time? My daughter and son in law have one child and both work full time jobs and there arent enough hours in the day to accomplish all that life throws at them on any given day! Seriously, the woman spends more time prancing around in parking lots then Im sure she EVER spends on her parental/household responsibilities!

couch potato said...

The Roloffs and the Duggars have friends (not paid, and not lost).
They also have relatives who get to interact with the families. Even though all 3 shows have been spoiled by the TLC in pouring of cash, I get the sense that once the gravy train halts, the Duggars and the Roloffs will find a way to make ends meet. Both families had some pretty lean years. Kate doesn't have a clue, and will never get a clue.

A glimpse into their lives is all I ever wanted.

My T.V. yearns for something new.

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