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Canadian Mom said...

Maybe the kids will lock her into the garage apartment...since she told them she wanted a one-bedroom...

Aislinn said...

silimom said...
"This was an interesting article contrasting Mommybloggers and Kate + 8.

http://www.blogher.com/what-do-children-mommybloggers-have-common-children-kate-gosselin?wrap=blogher-topics/movies-tv&crumb=32394"

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Thanks for the link, silimom! It brings up a good point about whether blogging about children also affects them.

Although I was a little miffed the article implies that no one cared about the children working before the Gosselins divorced and only now care about it. There were many who were concerned in the early days to the show! It's just no one was listening back then.

That and many people bought the whole "oh, it's only a couple hours a day and the cameras just follow us around" line. Why wouldn't you want to believe what a parent says about their children's working conditions?

Vanessa said...

@ Bubbles
There you have it! See, there is always some truth to any rumour that just kind of comes out of thin air! Too many coincidences...and if she's on a dating show with the likes of Omarosa then you know they're trying to make it the OPPOSITE of The Bachelorette. They always have wholesome-like, cute, young girls. Trump has got a nose for what sells...Omarosa is STILL being talked about, of course he'd try and get her into something else. SEE, KART fits the "reality" star mold perfectly. He wants ratings.

Boston Bonnie said...

Regarding her comment about a one bedroom. I kind of took that as another dig at Jon.

Isn't he currently in a small apartment?

Me, Myself and Katie Irene said...

@ enoughalready...

That is correct. TMZ is a totally different entity than ROL. Radar covers Kate getting a cup of coffee (and the site turns into an idiotic chat room), while TMZ is more Hollywood story-based. And for good reason. L.A. doesn't really give a hoot about fake, lying Kate in PA.

(aka... Monster Mommy)

K8STFU said...

silimom, interesting link.

JMO, but this article was written by a woman who hasn't watched much of the show.

Cynical about child advocacy efforts in the first seasons, cynical comments about Rep Murt, etc.

Not quite a sheeple but definitely softer towards K8.

fidosmommy said...

Boston Bonnie said...
Regarding her comment about a one bedroom. I kind of took that as another dig at Jon.

Isn't he currently in a small apartment?

*****

I did not watch the show at all, so this is only a thought.

Could Kate be saying she is jealous of Jon's ability to get away from the kids and escape to his one bedroom apartment to be in peace?

Super Mommy speaks once again.

I know (not from experience, but just from common sense) that all parents need breaks from their kids, all parents get frustrated.
I don't have a problem with that.
I do have a problem with her saying anything of the sort in front of her children. Do they know they are a huge burden to their own Mommy? What a life.

Minka's Tail said...

Does anybody suspect that this Rep. Murt thing is staged?

Think about it. Kate's "fame' is dependent on people feeling sorry for her. First, she made the brave decision (from a pro-life standpoint) to keep all 6 babies, leaving her with great financial and chore hardships (or so she let on.) People felt sorry for her. She got attention and $.

Then, when her situation changed and she was less pitiful, with kids who didn't need such constant attention (i.e diaper changing) and some money in the bank, her husband cheated on her! Now she had to raise the children all by herself! A single mom! Pity, attention, $.

When she seemed to be doing OK for herself, got some other reality gigs (less pitiful), her "evil" ex (who doesn't work!) sued for custody! Pity, attention.

Now that the custody suit came to nothing, she obviously has $, she should be getting used to being divorced, the "evil" Murt is trying to cancel her show and leave her destitute. How much crying on tv will she do over this?

I suspect that Murt and Jon were told to do these "nefarious" deeds to "hurt" her (and make her seem pitiful, leading to mag covers, and so on.) I believe they are on TLC's payroll.

Plausible? Or has the heat gotten to me?

couch potato said...

It seems like when there isn't any big gossip news, then they put out pictures of Kate. Kate is so overexposed (both by the media and her poor choice of outfits). I've seen enough of Kate and her foobs.

The kids will never have a "normal" like because Kate is their mother. But it would be great if the show got cancelled, and the kids went to grade school and had as much as a normal life as possible. Lots of parents are divorced, so I think the kids can deal with that okay. But not a lot of mothers are like Kate, and they aren't on T.V. and all over the place. I think if the kids stop performing, and Kate is out of the limelight, the kids have a shot at a half-way normal life.

fidosmommy said...

Minka's Tail said...
Does anybody suspect that this Rep. Murt thing is staged?

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I absolutely do not believe it is staged.

Now, that's not to say that Kate won't use all the legal haggling to her advantage (pity, taking food out of her babies' mouths, etc), but I think Rep. Murt is the real deal.

I think he is doing what his constituents are asking him to do -
investigate child labor laws/permits, etc. in the Commonwealth of PA, and is doing it for the right reasons. He has a reputation to uphold, as well as
his conscience to live with. He's a real guy holding a real elected position, and he's not going to throw it away on being an accomplice to the Kate/TLC shenanigans. Personally, I trust him, and I don't care which political party he belongs to. I am thankful for the real job he is doing for kids in his state.

If it comes to naught, which would
be a true shame, Kate and her pals would clearly milk it for all it was worth and make it look like it was nothing more than a witch hunt, poor poor Kate.

2badsosad said...

Although I was a little miffed the article implies that no one cared about the children working before the Gosselins divorced and only now care about it. There were many who were concerned in the early days to the show! It's just no one was listening back then.

All one has to do is 'archive' GWOP blogs , as well as, Paul Peterson's website to see that MANY shared concerns about the Gosselin children WORKING prior to the J & K divorce. Unfortunately, the 'news' media, ie Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America etc were too busy PROMOTING TLC/J & K that any concerns regarding the eight minor children went un noticed or disregarded as Gosselin 'haters'. IIRC, Prior to the timing of the divorce, MANY bloggers were writing letters of concern to the PA labor departmet with respect to the Gosselin children. However, the Pa Labor Dept publicly claimed that they NEVER received an 'official' complaint. Unfortunately, the entertainment and news media are far more concerned about J & K as ratings headline 'grabbers' that concerns regarding the children arent even a blip on the radar.

Kate's Nemesis said...

It seems to me, it's no coincidence ... When the PA child labor laws 'stuff' hits the fan, Kate goes into hiding- like she's Anne Frank. Pennsylvania needs to place a cease and desist order on TLC, and the future filming of "Kate Plus 8", until this investigation has been resolved.

I think I'll write a nice letter of encouragement, to Rep. Thomas Murt today. One of my favorite TV sayings... "Hiatus usually means cancelled!"

I'm not going to stand around and watch this blatant abuse of the legal system, go on any longer. Kate knows damn well how old her kids are, and what the recent work permit laws entail. She plays dumb when it suits her, or fills up her never-ending pockets.

No Worry, Beef Curry... (writes letters instead!) said...

@ 2badsosad-

The PA Labor Department is lying... They HAVE received complaints, going years back. I know it as a fact. The geniuses working in that office, also issued the new child work permits, without checking the birth certificates for the Gosselin 'tups' to appear in their 'play'. Einsteins in that department, I say! Unreal.

Ohio Buckeye said...

IF Pennsylvania halts further filming til the tups are 7, how do you think TLC will handle it?

Personally, I hope they would use this as their golden opportunity to dump K8G and her declining ratings. I wouldn't be surprised if they give lip service to K8 & the tups returning yet plan no follow through.

A girl can hope.....

hangyourhead said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
IF Pennsylvania halts further filming til the tups are 7, how do you think TLC will handle it?

Like they have handled any thing 'scandelous' that has come their way, pat each other on the back hoping it will instigate increased viewerish for their network and other progams.

2badsosad said...

No Worry, Beef Curry... (writes letters instead!) said...
@ 2badsosad-

The PA Labor Department is lying... They HAVE received complaints, going years back. I know it as a fact. The geniuses working in that office, also issued the new child work permits, without checking the birth certificates for the Gosselin 'tups' to appear in their 'play'. Einsteins in that department, I say! Unreal.

Interesting point about the birth certificates. Wonder if individual birth certificates for each of the Gosselin tups were even presented as part of the application process or on record with the PA Labor Dept.

silimom said...

Prior to the timing of the divorce, MANY bloggers were writing letters of concern to the PA labor departmet with respect to the Gosselin children. However, the Pa Labor Dept publicly claimed that they NEVER received an 'official' complaint.

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Might I suggest that anyone who wrote a letter to PA Labor Dept send a copy of their letter with a note to Rep. Murt stating that contrary to their claims, Dept. of Labor did receive complaints? You may need to include documentation proving you actually did send it during those early days of the show but I think Rep. Murt's office would be very appreciative. it would allow them to establish a time line and give them more ability to hold the Dept. Of Labor accountable for their actions.

Just a suggestion.

I wish Kate would stop lying... said...

more lies from kate's mouth:

that she wrote out a check to pay for the powerwashing

tlc had to pay that out of production costs. if she paid for the powerwashing, then she would of paid for the Dcove trip.

that they go through 3 to 4 doz. eggs a day

this must be the chow truck that cooks food for the filming crew. didn't she say that they go through 2 packs of bacon a day? one or two?

i know there is more, but my head hurts when i think about it.


lukebandit

Silimom said...

Let me preface by saying I believe 100% the kids are working. My family did a short public service film
for an autism research study a few years ago and the crew came and filmed us "going about our day" one afternoon. From personal experience I can say this is not the same as following your child around with a camera taking home movies. The crew was wonderful in our situation, however we stopped several times to adjust lighting, set up shots and interviews and take direction. The kids were told where, when and what to play based on what footage the crew needed. Again, they were sensitive to my children's needs but they were still there to do a job.

At the time I was a J&K fan (the show had only been on a few months) and I remember thinking they must really be desperate for money to do this day in and day out. While we did receive a $100 grocery gift card (they are required to offer some recompense) we did it to encourage autism awareness and to help promote this study to try and understand the causes of autism. That said, I'm not sure we'd do it again. It left an impression on my kids and they still mention the experience to this day

Reflecting on my experience, I wanted to ask if gwopers felt that taking direction was the same as acting? One of TLC's quibbles has been that this is a documentary ergo it's not acting. I disagree but I wanted to hear what others thought.

Brummygirl said...

Mr. Murt sounds the real deal to me, but I leave it to those who actually live in P.A. to address this.
I bet Kate regrets all those "over the top" birthday parties where their ages are for all to see without birth certificates.
Kate:"Ummmm...kids.....sit in high chairs, eat off plastic baby plates and speak in baby tones, with a bit of luck, they will forget how old you are!! I did not lie in bedrest for 32...ummmm....26 weeks for you to stop working now!!!"
Right!!!!!

Elspeth said...

http://gawker.com/5574701/who-is-responsible-for-reality-televisions-littlest-stars

The biggest difference between children on reality shows and child actors is that reality kids are often dragged along by their parents. Sure, there are some vicious stage moms, but they aren't the ones calling the shots on the set. When the cameras focus on Kate Gosselin, she's not only responsible for bringing the drama and keeping the audience entertained, she is also the one who says what her kids can and can't do and what is acceptable behavior for them. When it comes to most laws regarding children, it's left up to the parents to decide what's best for them. The problem with this philosophy is that any parent who would stand in front of a camera with their kids is highly suspect in the first place. After all, the parent's success is contingent on their children's participation, and if that participation is decided by the parents then it's a Catch-22. Kate Gosselin needs the show to pay her bills. No kids, no show. What choice do you think she's going to make?

The Gray Area (In Pa Laws) said...

"Wonder if individual birth certificates for each of the Gosselin tups were even presented as part of the application process or on record with the PA Labor Dept."

It's a complicated issue. This isn't about checking birth certificates. It has to do with interpretation of the law. The original child labor laws are nebulous. When child labor laws were written in PA, they were directed at minor kids working (such as summer employment), as newspaper carriers, on the farms, etc., and the laws did not address children in reality television because there were no children employed in the reality television industry at that time.

Legislators hadn't even thought about this when the laws were written. They didn't have a crystal ball and couldn't foresee that there would be an entity known as TLC who would employ eight young children on a weekly television series.

There are child labor laws in PA, but nothing specifically to protect minors on television. Therefore, the existing child labor laws are subject to interpretation when they are tried to be applied to minors on reality television.

The law refers to children AGE SEVEN working in the motion picture industry, but fails to mention children younger than that working in TELEVISION. It doesn't specifically state that they can't, but neither does it say that they can. As far as the law is concerned, kids under the age of seven are out there in limbo somewhere like they don't exist.

It's time for a brand new set of laws to be drawn up so that there are no gray areas. In the meantime, all we have are various interpretations of the existing child labor laws.

I'm not defending PA. When the permits were issued, red flags about this law should have been raised. It would, however, been subject to interpretation because the MINIMUM age for working minors in television was not SPECIFICALLY addressed.

Chris said...

Silimom said...
Let me preface by saying I believe 100% the kids are working. My family did a short public service film
for an autism research study a few years ago and the crew came and filmed us "going about our day" one afternoon.
Reflecting on my experience, I wanted to ask if gwopers felt that taking direction was the same as acting? One of TLC's quibbles has been that this is a documentary ergo it's not acting. I disagree but I wanted to hear what others thought.
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I will defer to the laws of California. Any day a child is filmed for TV/movies, the workday starts when the child either starts school for the day (a lot of child scenes are shot after the school day) or enters the studio gate/remote location. Since I still think that the system is a good one, I consider a child working on a filming day from the moment they start school or get to the work site. In the case of Children on reality shows, their work day starts the minute the cameras show up.

Betty Boop said...

To me anything that deviates from what the children's life would be like sans production company is working because it changes their life. So work begins as soon as the production crew hits the driveway. That's the same as it is for Kate so it's the same for the kids.

K8STFU said...

In the case of Children on reality shows, their work day starts the minute the cameras show up.

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In one of the really early episodes, I remember the camera crew was there before Queenie was even out of bed. She made them wait in the garage until she came downstairs.

I think it's a safe assumption that those cameras are there ALL DAY.

It's also interesting to me that I have read many testimonials about experiences with filming - be it a commercial, PSA, whatever - and everybody has said the same thing. It's work with long hours.

IDModo said...

I don't live in PA, in fact I am Canadian, and I emailed Rep.Murt on 3 separate occasions in regard to the Gosselin situation. He not only replied to all my emails, but gave me a number if I wanted to call to discuss things further.
He is the Real Deal.
He told me that he had received mail from as far away as Paris, France, about this issue.
If he was just trying to get votes, and not truly committed to the cause of kids on reality tv, he wouldn't have bothered to reply to my messages, IMO.

jasmine said...

The work permits for the children were issued during the school year. I thought the school district or in this case, the private school, needed to be involved when minor students obtain work permits. Was the school involved in the process?

With all the recent negative publicity and huge ratings drop, TLC is probably filming under the radar now. Maybe Kate's paparazzi buddy is no longer called to meet her at parking lots or invited to the production set.

they're working said...

Not to nitpick, but with the gosselin kids, the work day starts before the cameras arrive, with hair and wardrobe for the kids and the same plus tons of makeup and wig-maintenance for their mom.

GoPoshGo said...

Betty Boop said...
[snipped] "work begins as soon as the production crew hits the driveway. That's the same as it is for Kate so it's the same for the kids."

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I'm with you, Betty. I've never understood how Kate and TLC could pass off the hypocrisy that the kids are merely being filmed doing what they normally do, while they say Kate is working. All nine Gosselins are being filmed at the same time, at the same location. How can it be categorized as "work" for one person, but "play" for the other eight?

I think they're all hard-pressed to prove that TLC is just filming what the kids "would be doing anyway." Because, let's face it, without the underwriting from TLC and the free perks from the show's sponsors (and featured resorts), the kids would NOT have gone on a single vacation/excursion that appeared on the show. Do they think we really believe that the kids would have gotten a free week-long "lay-over-to-adjust-to-the-time-change" private resort vacation in San Diego en route to their parents' [phony] wedding vow renewal in Hawaii??? Was this something the Gosselin kids really would be doing if the cameras weren't rolling? I think not. Did their "normal routine" also include getting free crooked houses, "just because?" No, they received the houses so that the company who made them could get free advertising on the show -- and it provided a storyline for a family that has become increasingly less and less interesting.

The fact that they were fed lines and forced to do "re-takes" is further proof that not only weren't they being documented in their normal routines, but that they were in fact acting/working. I’d love to hear TLC/Kate explain how couch interviews and shouting out, “On this episode of Jon & Kate plus Eight” qualify as what the kids would normally be doing anyway.

Cry Me a River said...

I for one would be extremely worried about those kids if they had to stop filming completely. That is their only outlet for attention and reward and companionship and at least their sorry mother has to half way take of them during filming, i.e. eating on time - putting on a good front, etc. I would shudder to think what their lives would be like there alone with that monster, and them not working? OMG.

I had much rather they continue the specials like they are and just cut out more of the khate scenes and show more of the children just playing and being themselves. That is when they had the most loyal viewership and what made people really care for the kids. Or at least cut out Khate's sofa sessions. It is sickening.

Who wants to watch a show where the kids have to thank their mother profusely for a frickin half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and yucky egg glop, to which she responds with a sarcastic thank you. I watched it on you tube - wish I hadn't - it just made me mad.

Hippie Chick said...

@ Brummygirl...I completely agree with you! I guarantee you kate is kicking herself right about now about those birthday parties! She wants so badly for those kids to act younger, (we all know how old they are). It is despicable IMO. The bibs, the highchairs...UGH.
And especially those parties. I especially feel for the twins. Where are their parties? I don't watch the show, but does she throw lavish, trip-worthy parties for Cara & Mady?
And now this whole thing with the age and the work permits. She is digging her hole. I say let her. She hasn't been out in public, because she doesn't want to answer any questions! Although in my opinion, no one follows her! She is, in no doubt, becoming the D (z)-List very fast and furiously. And I am loving every minute of it.
Now if you'll excuse me, my son & I are going on a bike ride, & I must put on my dominatrix heels & thigh high-mini skirt. :)

GoPoshGo said...

Silimom said...
Reflecting on my experience, I wanted to ask if gwopers felt that taking direction was the same as acting? One of TLC's quibbles has been that this is a documentary ergo it's not acting. I disagree but I wanted to hear what others thought.

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Silimom, first let me commend you on your participation in the autism-prevention movement. Hats off to you and your family.

As for the documentary debate, my feeling is that a documentary is a record of actual events as they naturally occur. The minute a director steps in to adjust what actually happens, or how people would normally behave, it's no longer a documentary. "Taking direction" is not necessarily the same thing as acting, as it might be somethig as simple as a director asking a subject to stand in a different place, or walk while speaking, rather than stay stationary. The subject isn't necessarily acting, but the dictated changes in his/her behavior alter it from the subject's natural behavior to that of the director's choosing. Therefore, in my book, not a true reflection of "reality."

As for acting, if someone (i.e., a director) instructs a person in how to react or in what to say, then again, it's no longer a documentary.

I know TLC has hidden behind the "it's only a documentary" excuse for years when it comes to the Gosselin kids' rights. The reality is that TLC is using the "documentary" front to excuse its egregious use and abuse of the Gosselin kids -- and has thus far allowed them to thumb their noses at those opposed to the kids having to work to line the pockets of Kate and TLC.

Pony said...

I'm thinking that it's possible to have "direction" in a documentary. I'm not sure that any reality programming counts as a documentaryl, however.

"n. pl. doc·u·men·ta·ries
A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration. "
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

Lots of talk about lying in PA.

"The Invention of Lying" Premiere is on HBO now. Kate could teach a class on the subject. Only BAD lying... honestly.

KB said...

Have been out of the loop, does anyone know what the ratings have been since the K+8 appeared?

Thanks in advance!

Canadian Mom said...

IDModo said...
I don't live in PA, in fact I am Canadian, and I emailed Rep.Murt on 3 separate occasions in regard to the Gosselin situation.

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Me too IDModo! I *sincerely* hope (with cautious optimism) that Rep. Murt has rung a bell that cannot be quieted now....

Canadian Mom said...

I had much rather they continue the specials like they are and just cut out more of the khate scenes and show more of the children just playing and being themselves.
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The thing is Cry Me A River, the kids CAN'T just play and 'be themselves'...because a CAMERA is on them and they are aware of that.

Even the young Gosselin children have figured out, probably by their *mother* or a producer, that when the cameras are ON, so, too, must they...

Yolanda said...

Something that really bugs me...why do the tups have to always wear the same clothes? I just wish for once she'd let them show their individuality.

Other things that bug me (and I know it's been discussed before, but I just have to say it anyway):

--She never seems to show them affections. A hug, a kiss, a tender moment - we NEVER see that.

--The way she constantly looks at the crew every time she says something she perceives as "cute" or "funny".

--The paper plates. Enough already!

--The way she SMILES when she's away from the kids, but never seems to smile when she's with the kids.

--Her constant shopping. Nobody goes to the store that much. What does she buy?? It always seems to be one bag or two bags. Seems to me if she's shopping for a family of 8, she would be buying more stuff.

--Just once, I'd like to see those kids wear some plain sneakers! How can they run and play when they are constantly in sandals and crocs!

readerlady said...

Silimom - I don't think appearing in a "documentary" is acting. I don't think that taking direction prevents it from being a documentary. However - and it's a big however - I do think it is work. A documentary is about real, factual events. Having a director tell someone where to stand, how to turn because of lighting or sound, or even, in some cases, what to say, doesn't make a documentary any less reality. It also isn't acting. Acting is playing a part - "being" someone other than yourself. Being under the hot lights, having take after take, not being allowed to do as you wish, being forced to dress alike and stay clean all the time - that is WORK! So - to sort of answer your question - I don't think the kids are acting, but I certainly do think they are working, and working very hard.

@Hippie Chick - I raised the same question about Mady and Cara's birthdays a couple of weeks ago. For their 6th birthday, they were taken to American Girl, but other than that, there's been no special party or celebration for the twins that I recall. Out to dinner with parents and sibs is about it. No over the top celebrations, or even a simple ice cream and cake/pin the tail on the donkey party with a few friends or their class for them. No wonder they feel left out and jealous. Who wouldn't?

wildflowers said...

Canadian Mom said...
I had much rather they continue the specials like they are and just cut out more of the khate scenes and show more of the children just playing and being themselves

IMO, the Gosselin children stopped being 'themselves' when the show became increasingly more about PRODUCT PLACEMENT and TLC acquiring the appropriate amount of delegated footage of what the kids, are playing with, standing by, vacationing at, wearing, eating, sleeping on etc.. The show is NOT a documentary or 'reality' but rather a montage of advertising and product placement.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@ReaderLady re: K8G's Big B'day Bashes for the tups vs. b'days for the twins.

Nauseating to recall how K8G claimed the big b'day bash for the tups was all about being grateful the 6 had survived.

Truth was, filming a sextuplet b'day in Big Time Style was simply 3 x's as marketable as the more mundane b'day of mere twins.

The woman & TLC disgust me beyond description.

PA Mom Knows said...

"The geniuses working in that office, also issued the new child work permits, without checking the birth certificates for the Gosselin 'tups' to appear in their 'play'."

Whether or not the "geniuses" checked the birth certificates is not revelant. If you go to Z's blog and carefully read the wording of the law, you will find that it is subject to interpretation. There are flaws in the law because of omission. That's where they have the problem.

Think of it this way. If you take your child to an amusement park, and there is the following sign on a ride: "Seven to eighteen-year olds are permitted on this ride." Is your 6-year-old allowed to go on the ride? The sign indicates that this ride is open for 7 to 18-year-olds, but it doesn't say that ONLY that age group may ride, nor does it say that 6-year-olds and 19-year-olds are forbidden to ride.
So it is with the law. Permits are needed for 7-year-olds, but does this mean that six-year-olds are forbidden to work, or that six-year-olds don't need permits?

Monster Mommy said...

If Kate was truly a concerned Mom, of eight minor children, she would ask that PA define the laws on Reality TV participation. She should have requested this action, years ago. She is using her own (clouded) judgement, as the basis for the welfare (or lack thereof) of her own offspring.

There is a major legal disconnect here. Penn state does not need to re-invent the wheel. As I have mentioned once before, I live in CA and have been on TV many times. Each time, a work permit was involved. Yes, even during my 17-hour, one day *encore* performance in "The Longest Yard!" Don't make me recall it again.

Get with the program PA. Filming sucks.

Canadian Mom said...

wildflowers said...
Canadian Mom said...
I had much rather they continue the specials like they are and just cut out more of the khate scenes and show more of the children just playing and being themselves


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I DID not state this. Cry Me A River did.

I replied to her/him with THIS:

The thing is Cry Me A River, the kids CAN'T just play and 'be themselves'...because a CAMERA is on them and they are aware of that.

Even the young Gosselin children have figured out, probably by their *mother* or a producer, that when the cameras are ON, so, too, must they...

Canadian Mom said...

Pa Mom Knows said...

Think of it this way. If you take your child to an amusement park, and there is the following sign on a ride: "Seven to eighteen-year olds are permitted on this ride." Is your 6-year-old allowed to go on the ride? The sign indicates that this ride is open for 7 to 18-year-olds, but it doesn't say that ONLY that age group may ride, nor does it say that 6-year-olds and 19-year-olds are forbidden to ride.
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But wouldn't a responsible parent infer that it would be a 'risk'??

Kate may assume that it's not 'law', but I'd hope regular parents would err on the side of caution...

super man said...

readerlady said.. @Hippie Chick - I raised the same
question about Mady and Cara's birthdays a couple of weeks ago. For their 6th birthday, they were taken to American Girl, but other than that, there's been no special party or celebration for the twins that I recall. Out to dinner with parents and sibs is about it. No over the top celebrations, or even a simple ice cream and cake/pin the tail on the donkey party with a few friends or their class for them. No wonder they feel left out and jealous. Who wouldn't?

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I would not worry about cara and maddy.

I think they get whatever they ask for for their birthdays , but it is not filmed.

A blogger once wrote long ago that she saw j and k and the twins at disney around the time of the twins birthday and no tups in sight.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

I would never have signed a work permit document involving the lives of 5 year-olds; knowing that PA laws did not protect them (or include them). Fire me... or I'll go quietly!

Kate is Enough said...

Oh shoot, KB. I forgot to answer you. The ratings went down by one third, last episode. More than a million viewers lost. At this rate, the show will have no audience by special #4. Drum it up, Kate. Everyone hates you.

Exhausted said...

Can you imagine as a parent knowing that people were pushing for legislation to try to make things better for your own children because you were derelict in your parental responsibilities? Is there anything more shameful and downright disgusting?

I can't stand it if we forget to send a snack in with my daughter for preschool, and there are these two idiots with no pride, no shame, and no ability to put their kids' needs anywhere as a priority. Jon and Kate should be booed every place they go.

JJ in WA said...

I am sorry to bring this up but I am bored and happened upon Kate's blog-did anyone read it yet?

All I can say is ?????????????? I just don't get the relevance?? Maybe to point out that she sits in first class???

My 9yr old daughter can write a class essay/story 40x better than Kate.

Cry Me a River said...

Please note that I am in no way condoning the filming of the kids, I just think Khate will make life miserable for them if they are not making money for her.

And if they are going to be filmed let it be them instead of her. It is very disturbing to watch the way the interacts with those kids and one can't help but wonder how they are treated when no one is around. One can only imagine the rampages they must endure even now with the work permits on hold, the guilt trips, the pity me poor mommy bit, the we are going to starve mantra. The I can have this but you can't because you don't have a job. I have to work my butt off while all you do is eat, sleep, and play.

And she has made it pretty clear that she works them hard - doing bigger jobs than they can aptly do, whether the camera is rolling or not.

The kids just have a poor lot in life to have been born to her, my biggest fear is that as bad a mommy she portrays on TV, she is in fact much, much worse behind closed doors.

Hippie Chick said...

@ Yolanda

--She never seems to show them affections. A hug, a kiss, a tender moment - we NEVER see that.

--The way she constantly looks at the crew every time she says something she perceives as "cute" or "funny".

--The paper plates. Enough already!

--The way she SMILES when she's away from the kids, but never seems to smile when she's with the kids.

--Her constant shopping. Nobody goes to the store that much. What does she buy?? It always seems to be one bag or two bags. Seems to me if she's shopping for a family of 8, she would be buying more stuff.

--Just once, I'd like to see those kids wear some plain sneakers! How can they run and play when they are constantly in sandals and crocs!

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I'll try & answer these questions for you.

* No kisses or tender moments because she is a robot. She has no motherly instincts at all, not even when she she knows the cameras are on. You would think she would try & play to the cameras & make some connections, gain some fans, but alas, NO.

*She thinks she's funny, she's NOT. No one laughs, not even the home audience.

* For someone who is so "green", try using regular plates already! I have brought this up before. This infuriates me beyond belief! 8 times 3= 24 times 7 = 168 per paper plates a week!! I'm a green advocate & speak a schools about this cause. I would lecture her til the cows came home.

* About the shopping: She wants her picture taking, plain & simple. Oh, but 1st she needs to call them!! Don't forget your pink cell phone Khate! You have them on speed dial, right?

* Crocs & sandals are the GWoP shoes for one thing...but I digress. She is too lazy to teach her kids to tie their sneakers. Yes, they would be more comfy, & yes, it's way better for their feet, but khate has NO time for that! She is busy w/ her primping schedule. Didn't you read US Weekly? She has tanning, running, mani/pedis, & looking in the mirror to do. No time to teach her kids to tie shoes. That could be a show, however. YAWN!

Tin Box said...

I feel for the kids when the cameras stop rolling because when there is no crew at the house:

1) Kate is mean to the kids because they are not working for her.

2) Kate is unhappy to be a mother since she does her best happy/organized/screeching mom act for cameras only.

3) Kate ditches the kids to do errands and hair/nails/tan.

4) There is no fun camera guys for the three little boys to do hi-fives with. Kate ignores them.

5) Kate gets stressed out that she does not have enough money and takes it out on the kids.

jibberjabbers said...

Tin Box said...

I feel for the kids when the cameras stop rolling because when there is no crew at the house:

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And you don't see a problem with that? These kids shouldn't be getting their moral support from camera crews.

They should be getting them from family. Such as aunts, uncles, cousin and their own parents.

The camera crews aren't there for the kids. They're they to film them and exploit them. They don't really care for the kids.

Kate and TLC has you fooled.

fidosmommy said...

How about this?

No reasonable parent would even presume to put a child under the age of 7 under the hot lights, the
long schedule and the pressure of
being filmed weekly for the entertainment of the masses. Therefore, the Commonwealth of PA has not made any laws that speak to this issue. The citizens of PA are far too intelligent and loving with regards to their children that we don't even need the law. Smart parents, real parents, don't do that to their kids.

Oh, I wish.

Cry Me a River said...

I read the blog about the plane. There is no way on God's green earth that blithering woman wrote that blog in particular. She can't even form a sentence without adding an ish or a thingy type of thingish or an as is the tradition in our house (yeah right). She has 0 vocabulary skills. But I would say that Julie May Carson does quite well.

Now we know why Khate hasn't been out shopping every day. She has been off to a meeting. I am sure the kids enjoyed their respite.

I wonder if she offered to share her trove of paper towels with any of the less fortunate, I think not. And whoever wrote the blog was trying to make it look like she though it was funny, I don't think so. You could probably hear her squawking for miles.

Ohio Buckeye said...

In a country where the mantras of "family values" and "for the children" are heard so often, one wonders why ther is such a lack of protection offered children.

I'm happy Mr. Murt is pursuing this issue.

I wish the protective laws for children were even broader, i.e., should SEVEN year olds be permitted to work as the Gosselins have been made to do?

Should children in 'reality' shows have no protection of their privacy rights, including medical information?

The kids work for their keep and moms fun... said...

reasons for checking the illegallity of issuing 6 5 year old WORK PERMITS:

why would they have a birthday party even though there were 3 for the tups for their 6th birthday if they could not work with a permit until they were 7.

the law that was written in PA for kids was written in 1915. this was for kids for newspapers, factories, and movies for 7 and under 18. so this is for kids 7 thru 18. my boys couldn't get a regular work permit to bag groceries until they were 15! and they were the size of MEN! baby is 6'6 270 and size 16 shoe. oh, i didn't underfeed them either! they are just big hulking guys the girls swoon over! haha

at the beginning of every episode, they prompt the kids to say:
next on jon and kate plus eight.
this is acting, they are working.

also, i would be willing to say that when right before the tups say jon and kate plus eight, there is a camera crew member standing there with one of those boards with a stick and they say take 1 or 2 and slaps the stick down and the director says action. they are working actors.
for the illegal work permits to be issued so quickly smells rotten in Denmark. did TLC who have deep pockets pay or bribe employees to quickly issue the permits? hmmmmmm

it almost seems like giving the tups 3 count em 3 birthday parties is like rubbing salt into the wound of the tv audience and the law that they got the permits issued 2 years before they are even legally allowed to work. she has a career and the kids don't?
no, they just "play".

you know kate is hating the pay cut in her cut of the target whole foods pictures in the tabloids.

lukebandit

fidosmommy said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Kate's writing style is called Purple Prose. ("It was a dark and stormy night" is one of the classic PP examples). It is written by a person who is either
trying to write enough to make a "minimum word" assignment, or a person who is full of him/herself
trying to sound poetic.

I give her blog entry a C-. And that's just for style. I don't care what she blogs about, but I sure wish she'd learn to write.

Catsister said...

Re: Kate's Blog.
I am not a world-class traveler like Miss Kate, but I have flown many, many times, including on propeller planes, and the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy. Airlines would rather leave people stranded on a smelly plane with no bathroom for ten hours than let them go on those stairs and walk back into the airport terminal. I have never heard of anyone boarding a commercial flight by walking through the rain and going up steep stairs.

Either: A--the whole thing is completely made up.

B--Kate is flying in a private jet. The reason why she didn't mind getting dripped on was because the drippers were executives of some sort.

C--Kate's "meeting" was in a 3rd world country, probably one with one tiny strip of luxury resorts and spas.

D--There's some airport in PA that really, really needs to be updated. Send 'em some stimulus money, Obama!

My guess is choice A.
Pennsylvanians--is there an airport where you board a plane like that? You didn't in Maine, and that was a tiny airport.

Maggie in Pa. said...

Regarding this observation:
"The plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy." \

I travel domestically at least once a month, often more, on business, and even in the major airports, there are hubs for the smaller commuter-type planes (commercial and private). It's common for these planes to board from the tarmac, requiring passengers to walk outdoors from the terminal and across the tarmac to the plane, where you ascend the stairs that fold down from the plane.

TinBox said...

To jibberjabbers,

Whoa, my sarcasm was completely intended and I thought it was plain and obvious. I am on your side and I loved your missing link graphic.

But honestly, I do think that the kids will have one hell of a time with such a mother who does not provide them with real family/friends to bond with.

Being friends with the camera crew is not a normal situation but it sure beats being stuck with a grumpy Kate all day long. I think the kids were ecstatic to be reunited with the tv crew because life with barking Kate is far worse.

She is a sick mom who does not see how twisted her life has become. She told the media that the kids were thrilled to see the camera crew and ride on their backs in an effort to justify that the show enriches the kids' lives. To me, it proved that the kids did not have enough personal contacts to interact with.

That in itself proves that Kate lives in LaLaKateLand. When the cameras are gone, I bet that the kids will be further ignored by Kate because they are not drawing in the cash that she believes they should.

High Road Faker said...

I'm confused by one of Kate's blog entries this month - the one entitled "Gosselins in Disguise". As she begins, she's explaining how "today's fun activities included..." a visit from a makeup artist that drove in from NYC and then suddenly, she says "(hold that thought...I just endured an emergency...)" because Cara just got stung by a bee right at that moment.

Then (when she gets back, I guess) she continues on describing how their day with the make up artist unfolded, and after explaining how the little kids were transformed, she said that "Mady was next because Cara was visiting “sick bay” with her bee sting."

So I'm confused...Did the bee sting happen before or possibly during the makeup artist's visit, or did it happen when Kate was writing her blog entry describing the days events?

I'm supposing she could have started the blog post *during* the visit as the kids were being made up - I guess that would be a somewhat reasonable explanation. Thoughts?

I wish Jon was on the CApprentice... said...

just saw a preview of a new cake boss. they are so bored they have a contest to see how many cupcakes buddy can ice and the big guys were hollering go go go!

TLC you are scraping the bottom.

BORING!

also, i saw the picture of kate in that tight dress when jon was getting the kids and good deal that ellen stayed in the car. the look of hate that kate looked at her at was awful! and she needs to market that magical bra! doesn't she know that she could be an infomercial millionaire?
and then she could still go on today and cry poor and can't pay my bills. that guy on gawker says now she is fit, fabulous and RICH! and single and ready to mingle. too sad his description doesn't quite match the real kate kreider.
one more thing, jamie is not happy. remember the matching black and white at the train station? and kates was a plunging halter top while jamies was cleavage covering more conservative with straps. kate is not going to allow her to wear a halter top like she does, it will take the attention off her.

lukebandit

konGOaway said...

One of my children took a flight from the major airport in our city to a small airport in NC. This was considered a "commuter" type plane and he boarded the plane by going out a lower door at the airport and walked to the plane from the outside and then up stairs to the smaller aircraft. When he landed, he departed the plane the same way. Maybe Kate took a similar flight from PA to NC in an emergency move to find housing or meet with executives to get around this situation. I would bet she will be moving in the next few weeks so they can keep filming. Maybe that is why all the trees went in now so that everyone can't see the children being filmed and possibly to get as much footage necessary to keep the show going.

kate can't write said...

I am constantly amazed by how many people think Kate writes that ridiculous blog.

Granted, it is terrible writing, but Kate's vocabulary is too limited to write anything that wordy. She can't speak without making up words up to her lack of real words to use.

And the writer makes Kate sound so cheerful and positive about everything. That isn't Kate. She can't open her mouth without whining.

Oh well, enough of that rant.

Monster Mommy said...

Rhetorical question-

Did Kate happen to mention those "pesky" child labor laws, and the PA investigation into the legal rights to film her brood? I don't read her blog, because it's all made up B.S., tossed out... and handed to some sort of a TLC intern for scrubbing.

I read one entry well over a year ago, and it was just like Kate. Annoying, self-serving, and not articulate. It was the Bald Head Island drivel. I seriously doubt the viewers will be tuning in to 'Twisted Kate', if it ever sees the light of day!

PA Mom Knows said...

"My guess is choice A.
Pennsylvanians--is there an airport where you board a plane like that? You didn't in Maine, and that was a tiny airport."

0000000

Oh, yes! Quite a few! I've walked several tarmacs, one of which was at an airport in her area!

There is no way she writes that blog. She doesn't know the meaning of half of the adjectives, much less how to use them. It sounds like the work of a rising college freshman who is grabbing at the words she/he learned in 12th grade English comp in an attempt to somehow be poetic in a congenial way.

Kate-go-away said...

If the tups are banned from filming because of work permits kate can continue to film with the twins. Assuming there would be any interest, wouldn't it be beneficial to see these two girls get some attention while the "little kids" are being watched by someone else - perhaps Jon?

When the twins went to American Girl for their birthday it was paid for by the American Girl company and they got the works - dolls, lunch, film and who knows what else. As I remember Mady was out of sorts for a good deal of the time, perhaps because she knew the whole production was not really for her but for others entertainment. She seems to always be aware of the farce and likes to let it be known!

Sport said...

Cry Me a River said...
I for one would be extremely worried about those kids if they had to stop filming completely. That is their only outlet for attention and reward and companionship and at least their sorry mother has to half way take of them during filming, i.e. eating on time - putting on a good front, etc. I would shudder to think what their lives would be like there alone with that monster, and them not working?

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That is actually a VERY good point. I hadn't thought of things that way but you are so right on track with it.

As for (K)Hate's comment about living in a one bedroom apartment, I call B.S.!

It's just for show, and her not-so-subtle attempt at identifying with the 'common people.' Similar to complaining about how hard it is being a working single mother and raising kids. As if she has ANY idea what those of us single parents go through on a daily basis. Pretty sure most of us dont have someone making breakfasts and lunches for our brood, then cleaning up afterwards AND paying us for the trouble of filming the whole thing.

She isn't fooling anyone, except the lemmings on ROL.

emschick1128 said...

Where has our Queen, our role model for all "single and hard working" Mom's everywhere been all week? No shopping trips to Target,no tanning, mani-pedi every other day, no photo ops on the front lawn? All very out of character for her. Maybe she's not calling her friend Chris since there's questions about the legality of the work permits? Something is definately up. As much as she makes me sick and wish she would go away, I also fear for those kids when she's around all the time. She barely even feeds them never mind give them any love or affection. I'm sure they get more positve attention from the nannies or "helpers" as Kate likes to call them. In my opinion she gets no pleasure from being a mother at all and clearly no enjoyment spending time with her children. I don't think a Twist of Kate will come to be. This witch can't even pretend to be nice to anyone including her own children. I wouldn't trade places with her for all the money in the world. She will always be miserable. She has so much to be grateful for yet she can only bitch and whine about her "hard life" She has no clue

Jane in CA said...

There are still airports where you walk across the tarmac and then up stairs to board a smaller plane. In California, I've done that at the Santa Barbara Airport, years ago at the Ontario Airport, etc. I also remember doing so someplace when we were flying into some small airport in New York, on this small commuter flight. So yes, it can occur, certainly for smaller planes like those that would use a smaller local airport.

I'm old enough to kind of like it. It reminds me of when I was a kid and that's how you boarded planes more often than not. That's also back in the day when your family could come all the way down to the boarding gate to see you off and wave goodbye to the plane. *sigh* I think it stinks you can't do that anymore.

Monster Mommy said...

@ Jane in CA...
You are right (small world). I used to work for Ontario Airport, in some capacity... before it went International. My step-brother worked directly for them in baggage for years. My sisters and I would walk right on up to the tarmac back then, to visit. They often used those "stairs trucks" to load the planes. It cracks me up- if any of you have ever watched "Arrested Development" (they own one, and rent it out!)

'She isn't fooling anyone, except the lemmings on ROL...'

(If loving SPORT is wrong, I don't wanna be right.)

IDModo said...

High Road Faker- Kate said "I just ENDURED an emergency"?WTF????Cara just endured a bee sting, which was probably painful and scary. Kate didn't endure ANYTHING!

Another example of her Universal Rectal-Centralism in action..

Mary said...

Maddy was upset because doing the movie Katie would not shut up. what ever happened behing the closed doors at American Girl place Maddy was upset. I am sure Katie must have done something But of coayse Katie blamed it all on Maddy.
If there was some kind of celebrayion for the the twins Katir must have ruined it. Maddy was in tears

Mary

CanineDivine said...

Catsister said...
<< I am not a world-class traveler like Miss Kate, but I have flown many, many times, including on propeller planes, and the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy. >>

As has been pointed out, commuter flights often board off the tarmac. O'Hare in Chicago - arguably one of the busiest airports in the world - does this for the puddle jumpers going to nearby small cities. Whereas when you get to those significantly smaller cities, you're back to the accordian gate thingy.

I imagine it's a combination of traffic flow (can move more planes because of spreading out the load/unloading points) and cost (commuter airlines have the tarmac loadings which obviously would cost much less).

marce said...

i used to think the only good thing about the kids in the show was that Kate did have to be somewhat nice to them, and have to at least interact with them, or more correct , order them around, but if the show ends , these kids will be older, and gravitate towards adults who show them attention, and in that maybe they will open up about this sick women , and since Kate will no longer be protected anymore by TLC, will lose primary custody of those kids, and give them to Jon, and if their is any justice, have to pay a hugh amount of child support from all that money she squirreled away... the older a child is, the more the judge takes into consideration their choice of who that child will live with...I do not think Kate would be their first choice..

Pony said...

Catsister said... "Re: Kate's Blog.
I am not a world-class traveler like Miss Kate, but I have flown many, many times, including on propeller planes, and the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy.... I have never heard of anyone boarding a commercial flight by walking through the rain and going up steep stairs."

I have boarded many a commercial flight from the tarmac in recent years; gotten off planes onto the tarmac too. The most memorable might just be getting off a Delta 747 in Paris with my then 86 year old mother and having to walk the equivalent of several city block up and down stairs to get to the right gate to change planes.

The part I find hard to believe is the part where Kate laughed about it. Screeched, complained, and carried on - yes. Took it in stride - no way on earth.

Sharon said...

I just saw a piece on AOL, that the real Mom from Blindside, is offering parenting advice. look out because Katie Irene is not going to like the fact that someone else may actually have real honest advice, that comes from the heart, and not the pocketbook, about raising children..

Shoshanna said...

High Road Faker said...
I'm confused by one of Kate's blog entries this month.... she's explaining how "today's fun activities included..." a visit from a makeup artist that drove in from NYC and then suddenly, she says "(hold that thought...I just endured an emergency...)" because Cara just got stung by a bee right at that moment.
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OMG. "I" just endured an emergency?!! Are you kidding me? What about Cara? Isn't Cara the one
who "endured an emergency"?

I can't even find words for this disgusting, self-centered waste of protoplasm. Those poor kids.

Tami said...

Catsister said... "Re: Kate's Blog.
I am not a world-class traveler like Miss Kate, but I have flown many, many times, including on propeller planes, and the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy.... I have never heard of anyone boarding a commercial flight by walking through the rain and going up steep stairs."
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I've flown a lot and about half the time I have, I've had to walk up and down the actual stairs of the plane. This is after switching to small commuter flights. Happens quite often. Of course that was pre-kids though. Now we have to drive everywhere because who can afford to fly if TLC is not paying for it?

Tami said...

High Road Faker- Kate said "I just ENDURED an emergency"?WTF????Cara just endured a bee sting, which was probably painful and scary. Kate didn't endure ANYTHING!

Another example of her Universal Rectal-Centralism in action..

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I would probably say 'we just had a crisis' or 'we had some drama', or even 'my poor kid just had an injury'. I can't say I would ever think to say that I endured it though. She certainly is a unique individual in the way her only thought ever is herself.

StoryLady said...

Monster Mommy and Jane in CA! Small world! I've lived in Ontario and Riverside all my life, and always use Ontario airport when not flying out of the country. I remember the rolling stairs and families coming to the gate to see you off so clearly!
Thanks for the memories, neighbors!

maggie said...

Talking about Kate's blogs. I added up the number of comments from the last 5 blogs and then divided that number by 5 to get the average number of comments her blogs receive. It was 110. That is such a low, low number. Why does ROL have over 1,000 on any given day yet her own blog has a mere 110comments? You would think with all her fans the numbers would be much greater.

I don't know if I wrote about this or not but here goes. I went to Entertainment Weekly (EW) with Ken Tucker website. He wrote a short recap of last Sunday's show. It received 259 comments as of a few days ago. But only 20 or so comments were positve. That means 92% of the comments were negative. I think the tide is turning.

BeDoneNow said...

emschick1128 said...
Where has our Queen, our role model for all "single and hard working" Mom's everywhere been all week? No shopping trips to Target,no tanning, mani-pedi every other day, no photo ops on the front lawn? All very out of character for her.
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I think she always hides now after the show airs - for a about a week or 2. Then she will be out and about in parkinglots, with some kind of make-up/ orange skin/ stiletto crisis, and just before the show airs again there will be some sort of crotch/boob/sex act photo crisis too.

Shots of the kids being neglected will be leaked to stir more controversy immediately before the next show airs.

Its a pattern that TLC plays us with quite well.

Can't See Sheep said...

fidosmommy said...

How about this?

No reasonable parent would even presume to put a child under the age of 7 under the hot lights, the
long schedule and the pressure of
being filmed weekly for the entertainment of the masses. (snipped)
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I agree completely, how could a mom do this to her babies, it's so hard to fathom, especially when they were so young & helpless. But then as kate's shown time & again she's not a REAL mom, she just wants to play one on TV. She's "played" at many things, failed & will continue to fail miserably until she grabs a brain & get's serious. Currently she seems to have the "abby normal" brain. Too bad she's not as funny Peter Boyle was with it.

Can't See Sheep said...

High Road Faker said...
I'm confused by one of Kate's blog entries this month.... she's explaining how "today's fun activities included..." a visit from a makeup artist that drove in from NYC and then suddenly, she says "(hold that thought...I just endured an emergency...)" because Cara just got stung by a bee right at that moment.
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Ah yes, the narcissist is alive, well & out in full force. This kind of crap always just makes me sad for the children or child involved. No one should have to be raised by a narcissist, it sucks, it really does & causes far too much damage, more than any child should have to endure.

To me childhood should be a time of family, love, innocence, discovery & tons of fun. Not long hours in front of hot lights, doing take after take after take, so mommy can dress like the tackiest, over-priced hootchie ever. It's just so sickening. kate needs to get her whining ass off of TV, the internet, tabloids, off everything.

I hope Rep. Murt shuts her down cold. Actually, I don't think the kids will be stuck with kate if this happens, I think it'll cause katie dearest to snap & then the kids can live with someone else. Yep, I think that Frankenkreider will go so doolally she'll make Britteny Spears breakdown look like a little emotional hiccup. IMO the sooner that nutjob cracks, the sooner those kids can actually start to live a real life & cease to be preforming accessories.

Yes, of course it would be hard on the kids in the beginning, but IMO the more life they live without kate, the better off they will be in the long run.

winsomeone said...

I was watching a repeat of the Espy Awards show yesterday. Evan L. was nominated for one of the awards..he didn't win. Anyway, they showed several shots of him sitting in the audience, and the girl sitting next to him sure looked like Anna from DWTS. Have read several times on various blogs that none of the DWTS cast have kept in touch with each other..thus explaining why Tony hasn't with Kate, but guess that is not so?

Chicken Little said...

What is wrong with Kate? What a mess. In her blog, everything is... "The funniest thing in the world happened to ME today..." or "I conquered the entire world today, by making 3 organic peanut butter sandwiches and cutting them in half, for the tups". Whatever medication she is taking, is not used to treat bi-polar disorder, Doc. I'm being serious here. This woman clearly has major mental issues. TLC should be ashamed of themselves, for allowing this train wreck to go on. There are children involved. America is watching a mentally challenged mother at work as a grifter, sad. Her extreme highs and lows, are like riding on "Space Mountain" at Disneyland. I'm done.

Go Away Gosselins said...

Catsister said... "Re: Kate's Blog.
I am not a world-class traveler like Miss Kate, but I have flown many, many times, including on propeller planes, and the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy.... I have never heard of anyone boarding a commercial flight by walking through the rain and going up steep stairs."
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I have flown on propeller planes that didn't pull up to the gate. Actually, the last time I flew (a few months ago) my plane landed and I had to go down the steep steps of the plane, walk on the blacktop outside where the accordian thing is, and then walk up steps to the accordian. It isn't uncommon at the major airport I fly in and out of for people to have to do this.

I must say that the airport I fly in and out of is the same airport that Kate uses. Maybe it is just common practice at our airport.

Ellen and Jon getting kids, Kate fumes... said...

kate doesn't know the meaning of Emergency! how can she say that SHE endured an emergency, when it was Cara that was hurt???
if someone would actually walk up to her in public and throw her under the bus with questioning, her under the bus, now that would be Enduring an Emergency! Dr. Steve would have to intervene and drop her purse and drycleaning and manhandle the questioner and delete photos and or video that was taken of the Kreider! hahaha

lukebandit

Hippie Chick said...

I must say, GWoP is the best of all the "anti" sites. I just wanted to thank the mods for keeping it clean, controlled, & nice. You all do an amazing job, so many, many thanks to you! It is really nice to come here & not see fighting amongst sites & horrible language. Great job! :)

leeron said...

since Kate planted trees in front of her home....paps dont see to be arround

Betty Boop said...

Anyone know how long it's been since Kate was in the top 20 of cable shows? How many times did the show actually make the top 25 for the week?

Shaenaynay said...

Ok. I read her TLC blog.

Here are my opinions:

1. I had to chuckle because I teach 4th grade, and writing narratives and expositories are a huge part of 4th grade in Florida due to testing. Kate wrote this blog because she writes just like an over-achieving 4th grader. I spend so much time trying to get some of my students to tone-down their overuse of metaphores, idioms, similies, adjectives, etc. ...they simply get far too descriptive and it takes away from the story. Kate does this every single time. She tries too desperately to be descriptive and it sounds ridiculous and elementary. ( Anybody else notice how the queen was one of the first to board the plane in the downpour? Can we say entitlement? )

2. I found it extremely odd that Kate would find getting drenched on a plane so comical and "chose" to laugh about it with forty something strangers, but filling up a bucket with a hose with her children sent her into a meltdown, and screeching that she needed to run away.

3. I think it's high time these stupid tabloid shows and talk shows start taking notice how giddy and happy Kate is when she's away from the kids, and how miserable and stressed and despondent she is when she's at home with her children. This is not the normal behavior of a loving, protective, caring mother.

Something is seriously wrong with this woman. Somewhere along the way her cheese has slid off its cracker.

Natalie said...

Does anyone think this blind item from Page 6 could be about good ol'Kate? Sounds about right to me.

"Which diva was at a posh lounge introducing herself to men, "I'm famous, and I'm on a reality TV show. Do you want to get me a drink?" — to which one guy replied, "I've never heard of you," prompting the surgically enhanced "blonde" to frown and turn in search of her next target."

Captain of the Titanic said...

Shoshanna said...
OMG. "I" just endured an emergency?!! Are you kidding me? What about Cara? Isn't Cara the one
who "endured an emergency"?

I can't even find words for this disgusting, self-centered waste of protoplasm. Those poor kids.


Kate also focuses on herself when one of the chickens scratched her hand. Most moms would probably have mentioned that they were glad it happened to them and not to one of the children (was it Joel that was trying to catch that chicken?) She totally ignored the fact that those little children were bending over and could have been pecked in the face, or gotten scratched, too.

go Murt!! said...

I think the reason Kate is AWOL is that she is in deep doodoo concerning the work permits.
The only 'pap' that follows her is Chris. No one else cares.
Tlc and her attys are not commenting, thus, they are scrambling to cover their asses.
Let's hope the kids have made their last show!

I thought last night, can you even imagine your kids not having the joy of going to McDonalds?? Khate, in all her stupidity, has robbed her children of their childhood. What a stupid bitch.

fidosmommy said...

Rumor mill at work.

I read on another blog that the reason Kate and the 8 are out of sight is because they are in Europe.

I have no idea how true that is.

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

There was an old episide of the grifters that I have always wondered about. It was the one where Jon took the kids to a Phillies game. You can see it on YouTube. When the two dolts were doing their thing on the couch and wearing their baseball caps, Kate looked absolutely high on something. Either it was anti-depressants, booze or Ativan. Did anyone else ever notice this? My point, really, is that whatever it was, I highly recommend she continue taking it because a more gentler, softer side of her personality came out that day. Although she still managed to slag Jon about his grammar during that couch scene. Poor bastard.

fidosmommy said...

fidosmommy said...
Rumor mill at work.
I read on another blog that the reason Kate and the 8 are out of sight is because they are in Europe.
I have no idea how true that is.

*****

Oops. Now I see on another site that Jon and Ellen have the kids.
Pictures.

Sorry.

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

Kate being AWOL has everything to do with Murt and the heat about the validity of the tup's working permits. Plain and Simple. If Kate was doing anything remotely 'important' or self serving to her 'celebrity' persona, SHE would be making damn sure HER 'paps' knew about it!

MabelD said...

I must say that Ellen looks a heck of a lot better than Kate in her bikini - she's even got a waist. And her boobs are natural.
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/07/photos-jon-gosselin-girlfriend-spend-time-with-kids

Tarmac Kate said...

"I had to chuckle because I teach 4th grade, and writing narratives and expositories are a huge part of 4th grade in Florida due to testing..."
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I thought you were chuckling because you teach 4th grade! I'm not sure dealing with all those fourth graders would make me chuckle!

By the way, it should be "writing IS a huge part of 4th grade." Writing is the singular subject.

Bless you in your teaching endeavors. It's such an under-appreciated profession.

I do think Kate has someone to write her blog, simply because she doesn't know the meaning of the words she uses, nor how to put them into correct usage. It's not just a matter of adjective embellishment. Even if she had a dictionary with her, she couldn't figure out the correct syntax.

Where's Waldo? said...

Stupid said: If Kate was doing anything remotely 'important' or self serving to her 'celebrity' persona, SHE would be making damn sure HER 'paps' knew about it!

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Such as filming Twisted Kate?

GoPoshGo said...

Moving beyond tarmac and boarding issues ... and even stepping over the very poor writing of Kate's current blog entry: Am I the only one whose first post-read thought was "WHO gives a f*ck???????????" What a boring and useless recounting of the dictionary definition of a "non-event." -- I kept waiting for the "story" to actually start ... yet all I read was an irritatingly repetitive account of a very banal event. People actually got wet in the rain???? Wow, never would have called that one. Thanks, Kate. Kudos to Kate (or the TLC intern) for exhausting every possible way to describe being dripped on, sitting in the front of a plane, and the rationing of paper towels. That blog entry went on for about 8[repetitive] paragraphs too long. So, THIS is the most interesting thing going on in Kate's life right now? BTW, as I type this, we’re having a torrential downpour in my part of PA – stay tuned for my next posting when I describe in excruciating detail how I rescued my cat from beneath the radio flyer wagon, wiped him down with a towel, then re-used that towel to dry my dog’s paws. And don’t get me started on the part about over-turning the kiddie pool to empty the rain-water – promises to be a positively riveting read. [Insert overly exaggerated eye-roll here.]

silimom said...

It looks from the pictures that Jon has Aaden, Colin, Joel, Hannah, Alexis and Leah. I'm not sure where Cara and Mady are. I suspect that, given the permit issues, they could be off filming somewhere with Kate.

Just a thought. After all, people have been complaining that she only focuses on the sextuplets.

Monster Mommy said...

Hey StoryLady!

Wow, it really IS a small world. My Grandparents and Aunt's family moved to Alta Loma (Inland Empire), back in the late 70's. So I'm very familiar with the area. I live in Long Beach, about an hour away from you... Call me! (giggle)

If TLC thinks it's okay to continue filming Kate Plus 8, they are in for a rude awakening. Those children are under a labor investigation. BTW- I saw the pool pictures of Jon, Ellen and the kids. This is how a 'picture perfect' summer day looks. Carefree... TLC camera-free fun! I wish the paps would go away. I don't believe for one minute that Jon is making a dime off those photos on ROL. Just look at the tone in the Gosselin articles. Jon vs. Kate- huge difference.

Nope, I don't care what the book says.

PA Mom Knows said...

"So, THIS is the most interesting thing going on in Kate's life right now? BTW, as I type this, we’re having a torrential downpour in my part of PA –"

It lasted just long enough to cause an accident that closed the interstate, but not long enough to water the brown lawns!

My comment about her blog...who, other than sheeple who thrive on her every word, would even care that it rained on her parade? Even in her mundane existence, it's always about HER, isn't it?

fidosmommy said...

GoPoshGo, that was a perfect review of Kate's blog entry. That
entry sounds just like the rest of hers. That's why I really think Kate writes them herself. They are
borderline histrionic yet as boring as I believe her life is. Remember the chapter in her latest book about trash hauling? Sheesh.
It's the same level of useless info. She has nothing to say.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

ROL just removed their post of Jon and Ellen poolside with the tups. Raise your hand if you think they are revising it, after the fact. Or maybe it will be gone forever! Hmm... Nice try Radar. You are only fooling blind sheep.

GoPoshGo said...

PA Mom Knows said...
"It lasted just long enough to cause an accident that closed the interstate, but not long enough to water the brown lawns!"

My kids and I witnessed that horrific accident -- an overturned car on the interstate. We were driving on the opposite, south-bound lane, stuck in stand-still traffic. At first, I was annoyed at being delayed in my travels, until we, inch-by-inch, reached the site where a body was being placed on a gurney, into the waiting ambulance. I spent the next couple hours trying to explain all that to a four-year-old and to two two-year-old twins. Rest assured, we counted our blessings today … the brown grass can wait.

dustilies said...

@shaenaynay (12:54 7/19)

Excellent commentary on the pseudo-blog of Kate's exciting life.

Also, my daughter was in fourth grade last year--ITA about the focus on adjectives and adverbs and casual disregard of sequential arguments or narrative pacing.

But the frosting on the cupcake was your closing comment:

"Something is seriously wrong with this woman. Somewhere along the way her cheese has slid off its cracker."

It gave me the giggles--never heard that one before!

Shaenaynay said...

Tarmac Kate said...
"I had to chuckle because I teach 4th grade, and writing narratives and expositories are a huge part of 4th grade in Florida due to testing..."
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By the way, it should be "writing IS a huge part of 4th grade." Writing is the singular subject.

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Uhhhhh.....No
"Narratives" and "expositories" are plural subjects the way they were used in the original comment, so ARE should be used, not IS.
The word "writing" was used as a verb until YOU changed it to a subject and changed the entire meaning ( ALL writing is not taught in 4th grade in Florida ).

And yes, I had to chuckle as I shared my opinions because I had just read Kate's blog post. I tend to write how I speak when writing informal comments. Sorry you misunderstood what I meant ( but I'm sure you knew what I meant ).

Geez, we sound like Jon and Kate now, bickering about english on the couch....hee hee :)

Anyhoozle, the original point of my comment was that Kate writes narratives like a 4th grader who goes overboard with awkward description. I didn't realize I was going to get skooled, or else I would have taken longer than 15 seconds to write it :)

go away gosselins said...

Notice Kate is so special, that she got to get on the plane first. None of that selfless humility for her! She would much prefer that everyone else stand in the rain. Notice also that the "cash strapped single mom of 8" was in first class, where tickets cost thousands of dollars. Also notice that Kate "couldn't spare a square" of her own 10 paper towels, even for a man of 6 feet who was drenched. Such a "funny" story about her own selfishness...and she does not even have eyes to see it.

Tami said...

Notice Kate is so special, that she got to get on the plane first. None of that selfless humility for her! She would much prefer that everyone else stand in the rain. Notice also that the "cash strapped single mom of 8" was in first class, where tickets cost thousands of dollars. Also notice that Kate "couldn't spare a square" of her own 10 paper towels, even for a man of 6 feet who was drenched. Such a "funny" story about her own selfishness...and she does not even have eyes to see it.
*****
I know. Isn't it sad? She brags that because she was first in line she gets 10 paper towels. Ugh! Last I checked, people with special needs and those with children board first. What is her excuse? She is nothing and they treat her like royalty. What job does she have that requires a special middle of the night meeting where you have to board a plane? lol. If she really had a meeting they would have accomodated her, being the star of the show, and not made her fly somewhere at night and leave her kids with someone.

Tami said...

So, THIS is the most interesting thing going on in Kate's life right now? BTW, as I type this, we’re having a torrential downpour in my part of PA – stay tuned for my next posting when I describe in excruciating detail how I rescued my cat from beneath the radio flyer wagon, wiped him down with a towel, then re-used that towel to dry my dog’s paws. And don’t get me started on the part about over-turning the kiddie pool to empty the rain-water – promises to be a positively riveting read. [Insert overly exaggerated eye-roll here.]
**********
We had a torrential downpour here in IL about 2:30 p.m. Very exciting here as well: I had taken my son to the pool and was going to take a couple of my other kids to Target. Saw the clouds and realized I'd better not go far. So I pulled into a parking lot and once the rain started I headed back to the pool to get him. Then it got to raining so hard we pulled into the bowling alley parking lot and waited for it to slow down. After that I decided to head to Target after all. Gee, maybe I should write a blog too. But I'd have to try to describe it all in a really exciting way like Khate. lol.

Tami said...

also, i saw the picture of kate in that tight dress when jon was getting the kids and good deal that ellen stayed in the car. the look of hate that kate looked at her at was awful! and she needs to market that magical bra! doesn't she know that she could be an infomercial millionaire?
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Where was this photo? I never saw that.

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

Go Shaenaynay... Go Naynay! (I caught that too.)

Guess what? There is something going on in RadarLand. I just read a Gosselin news article on a credible site, claiming that the blogs are "all a-buzz"... comparing Ellen's sexy summer figure to Kate's frumpy saddlebags. Anyway, that's the word. I bet Radar is wishing they hadn't posted those pool party pics.

Shaenaynay said...

go away gosselins said...
Notice Kate is so special, that she got to get on the plane first. None of that selfless humility for her! She would much prefer that everyone else stand in the rain. Notice also that the "cash strapped single mom of 8" was in first class, where tickets cost thousands of dollars. Also notice that Kate "couldn't spare a square" of her own 10 paper towels, even for a man of 6 feet who was drenched. Such a "funny" story about her own selfishness...and she does not even have eyes to see it.

7/19/2010 8:10 PM


Exactly!

And I can't imagine she laughed and thought it funny that some lady dripped on her, unless it was a celebrity who dripped on her,
( but then I imagine she wouldn't allow that little detail to go by unmentioned ). No, I imagine she huffed, gruffed and out came Utah Kate crying, "Honestly! I'm Done! You all don't know how to help me! I'm melllllllting!!!!"

That blog post was a sad attempt by her to appear human, but she failed miserably.

Frequent Flyer said...

Go Away Gosselins said...
Catsister said... the plane always pulls up to the gate and is boarded by going through the accordianish thingy.... I have never heard of anyone boarding a commercial flight by walking through the rain and going up steep stairs."
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Actually, the last time I flew (a few months ago) my plane landed and I had to go down the steep steps of the plane, walk on the blacktop outside where the accordian thing is, and then walk up steps to the accordian. It isn't uncommon at the major airport I fly in and out of for people to have to do this..


Definitely specific to the airport and its capacity. There can be limitations for its landing and boarding areas in faster growing airports

Vanessa said...

Apparently they are in Europe? (wernygal) Kate and the twins in tow possibly (and I mean Mady and Cara:)since Jon has the tups?
So, yet again, this poor single "everyday" mom is taking ANOTHER vacation? So, she either has to fess up that they are filming with TLC because we ALLLL know that's the only way that poor old family can go ANYWHERE. (probably very different/lax child labor laws) or she very much so CAN afford all the luxuries life has to offer and paid for it herself. PLUS she's NEVER HOME!!!
Didn't catch the pics of Jon and the kids, someone said they took them down? Maybe there was a threatening call from TLC???

Cry Me a River said...

I hope somebody got those pics of J/E w/ the kids before it went down. Bet Khate had a fit, because Ellen does look great in her bikini with her natural tan, long legs and her waist and I think there was a six pack. The kids looked very relaxed. Some people just have the good body gene and looks like Ellen is one of them.

squidward said...

readerlady said...

@Hippie Chick - I raised the same question about Mady and Cara's birthdays a couple of weeks ago. For their 6th birthday, they were taken to American Girl, but other than that, there's been no special party or celebration for the twins that I recall. Out to dinner with parents and sibs is about it. No over the top celebrations, or even a simple ice cream and cake/pin the tail on the donkey party with a few friends or their class for them. No wonder they feel left out and jealous. Who wouldn't?
___________________________________

IIRC, there was/is a women's show held in Orlando FL the week of the twins birthday. I believe J&K spoke at the show in '07 and '08 and took the twins along both times for their birthdays. Nothing like an all-expenses paid, "rare treat" VIP trip to Disney for America's Favorite Hard-luck Struggling Family!

snipped from an old speaking engagement list:
October 11, 2008 - Southern Orlando Women's Show (Orlando, FL)

Aislinn said...

I don't know if this had been posted before, but I didn't know that one guy had posted more parodies on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DrCoolSex#p/u/26/UZkxSzAjMAQ

They really have Kate's number!

bonehead said...

There are pics of the kids with Jon & Ellen at the pool and nature walking. Some of the comments were: the kids don't look happy, what I saw is the kids were not smiling, cause you know what people don't smile 24/7, or look like a crazy cartoon doll, the kids were not dressed alike, (yeah, freedom to be a kid not a doll and indiviualism thank you Jon and not to draw attention) of course the paps are around cause of Kate, they want to see if the children are different with Jon. I don't know they look more relaxed and having fun with Jon, Kate always makes them dress alike, like she has only 3 kids not 8 the others are clones. JMO

bonehead said...

Oh, yeah, JK8 has been pulled from TLC's schedule. The discovery channel also has limited how many times they are running the show.

jibberjabbers said...

Vanessa said...

Apparently they are in Europe? (wernygal) Kate and the twins in tow possibly (and I mean Mady and Cara:)since Jon has the tups?

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Jon only had the tups on the weekend via his "twitter"... So the tups and the twins could very well be in Europe.

bonehead said...

Thoses pics of Jon & Ellen w/kids are on Radar on line. They are still available, they have not been pulled.

Tami said...

There are pics of the kids with Jon & Ellen at the pool and nature walking. Some of the comments were: the kids don't look happy, what I saw is the kids were not smiling, cause you know what people don't smile 24/7, or look like a crazy cartoon doll
*******
I saw them and honestly the kids look very content. I didn't even notice they were not smiling. They did not look unhappy. Obviously whenever they are with their mother they look sad, distressed and very unhappy. I don't see that much with Jon. Plus the kids look happy to hold hands with the adults rather than look they are being controlled and yanked.

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

Hey, great news...the neighborhood is soooo pleased...she finally put up a great row of double trees to completely block the front of the house from any road view! Fantastic...has cut down on driveby traffic!

fidosmommy said...

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...
Hey, great news...the neighborhood is soooo pleased...she finally put up a great row of double trees to completely block the front of the house from any road view! Fantastic...has cut down on driveby traffic!

*****

....as well as the invasion of privacy of 8 children. YAY!

BMWoP said...

It'll be funny if the paps spring for a helicopter, and then she has helicopters hovering over her driveway since they can't snap from the road anymore.

whenwillthefatladysing? said...

Vanessa said...

Apparently they are in Europe? (wernygal) Kate and the twins in tow possibly (and I mean Mady and Cara:)since Jon has the tups?

Wtih the heat coming down about the Gosselin tups and the validity of their working permits, TLC secures the, of age, NINE year old twins and high tails it out of the country to continue filming in Europe. Sounds like a Kate + 8 season finale attempt at a ratings grabber to me.

jasmine said...

Maybe Kate and the twins are filming at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. They are owned by the same beer company as Discovery Cove (Amheuser Busch) and the VA park is based on a European theme.

kate the world stilleto traveler... said...

if it is true that kate and the film crew and mady and cara are in europe filming, who has the kids if jon dropped them off after the weekend? did they go back home for a while? also, i was watching E! news and US magazine has a STORY of TONY DISSING KATE! maybe US finally has kate's number!
also, i read somewhere that kate is going to do another cookbook. is that true?

jibberjabbers said...

I strongly doubt Kate would head off to Europe with just the twins, leaving the money maker at home.

Either all of them are headed to Europe, or Kate and co aren't in Europe.

fidosmommy said...

Kate stilletto traveler,

I wrote earlier there was a RUMOR that Kate was in Europe. It is not a fact. She may be home, she may be living in Target's back room for a week, she may be filming Twist of Kate. All we do know is she is staying out of the limelight and Steve is too. Mady and Cara haven't been seen either.
Hopefully it's a camera free time for those girls.

Re: Kate's cookbook. Those who have read her book (not me!) say she mentions a new cookbook coming out. We don't know if it's a reference to Love is in the Mix
or yet another one. We don't know in which order Zondervan chose to
publish Kate Gosselin's "best sellers".

Monster Mommy said...

Hurray for Lower Heidelburg!
Many of the residents hate the fact that everything Kate, floods their township.

Those privacy trees, should have been planted so long ago. Nice going Steve-o... The Great Protecter of all things Kate. Now only if the paps would leave Jon's pad alone. Let them swim and BBQ in peace. Enough already.

enoughalready said...

Picture of J & E and kids - Folks, here is an article found in the UK papers. What is the UK covering them for?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1296339/Jon-Gosselin-Ellen-Ross-spend-time-kids.html

Monster Mommy said...

Oh, where are my spelling manners? HeidelbErg... ProtectOr!

I've been so busy (with a very sick doggie), and my time here has been scarce.

Keep your loved ones close, and treat them well. That is the single most important lesson, I have learned by watching (an absentee) Kate in action.

Can't See Sheep said...

enoughalready said...

Picture of J & E and kids - Folks, here is an article found in the UK papers. What is the UK covering them for?
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Maybe that's where the Gosselins are going to be going global first, the UK. They do seem to have been covering them a fair bit in the last couple of months.

kate is probably hiding out because of this business with Rep. Murt, she always lays low when this kind of thing goes down. She might be asked a question out in public that she doesn't want to answer. That or maybe Steve's trying to talk her out of a closet somewhere. If they do well against Rep, Murt there will be pics of her all smiles, if not maybe we'll get lucky & she'll stay in hiding.

If she really is in Europe then I feel sorry for Europe, until now they were safe & did not have to know the horror that is Frankenkreider.

my9cats said...

I can't imagine that Kate, kids, and krew were able to sneak off to Europe without anyone finding out.
Let alone wandering aroung Europe.
Of course stranger things have happened with Shopping Kart Kate.

PA Mom Knows said...

"If they do well against Rep, Murt there will be pics of her all smiles, if not maybe we'll get lucky & she'll stay in hiding."

Get ready for lots of toothy grins. PA Dept of Labor and Industry has announced that the permits are valid. I'm not happy about being a Pennsylvanian right now.

fidosmommy said...

I don't know why the Daily Mail would like to print pictures and stories about the Gosselins. But it is a rag magazine, isn't it?

Here's my tongue-in-cheek answer.
Kate is over there, and England has already had enough. So, they decided to print a story about how happy Jon is with his kids, doing
Daddy things with the new girl in town. Then maybe Kate will run back to PA just to ruin the kids' fun. OR... The Daily Mail just wanted to poke Kate enough to hear her shreik, and maybe she'd run over to the Daily Mail office to give her side of the story to them. And the beat goes on.... more stories for them, longer pity party for Kate.

Oh heavens, who knows why the Brits are interested.

enoughalready said...

PA Mom Knows said..."PA Dept of Labor and Industry has announced that the permits are valid."

Truely a sad day indeed. Again and again, big corporations with big money wins. I am so disgusted with TLC.

Presently, I dont think the Brits are into Kate Krieder. There doesn't seem to be any feedback or email responses. Maybe they have no inkling of who the heck she is or Jon is and now even his girlfriend is in the news. But I do believe this is just the beginning. The UK is probably a "backup" if legalities get too hot with the authorities.

Also, the PR started in the UK so that means that Kreider woman will have to take more trips out there. Isn't this just what ordinary working mums do - take 1st class holidays in Europe with favorite boobyguards. I guess pretty soon, she thinks she's American royalty, after all, she's had tea and cucumber sandwiches with her little girls in all their pink refinery.

K8STFU said...

she's had tea and cucumber sandwiches with her little girls in all their pink refinery.
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Just imagine K8 in her hooker garb at High Tea. Good grief Charlie Brown!

boohoo kate the shrew said...

Yeah....where has the old hag been? I haven't seen any pics of her on radaronline. Wow. Must be a record for that. Guess we'll see tons of hooker pics. now that the kid's working permits are legit. Of course, I much rather her go away and be a real mother to her kids but we all know that won't happen. She's a celebrity now especially with all her books and cookbooks she has out. Exactly what does she cook anyways and when does she find the time? I guess in between all that cleaning, laundry and yard work she does.

couch potato said...

Kate's blog is even more boring than her stupid TV show!

Saw the pics of Jon and Ellen with the kids. The kids actually look so much more relaxed when they are not around Kate!

Can't See Sheep said...

boohoo kate the shrew said...
Guess we'll see tons of hooker pics. now that the kid's working permits are legit. Of course, I much rather her go away and be a real mother to her kids but we all know that won't happen.
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Yes, I saw that on Z's blog, the work permits being upheld, it's sad, very sad. I think the next investigations should include who's been paid off by TLC, because that's exactly how it smells to me. It's sad & sick that so many people cannot be trusted to do right by these children.

Aislinn said...

enoughalready said...
"Picture of J & E and kids - Folks, here is an article found in the UK papers. What is the UK covering them for?"

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It does seem weird doesn't it? Of course, lately along with the Gosselins stories the Daily Mail has also had stories on the Kardashian sisters and the cast from "Jersey Shore," so why they've been puclishing stories about these sorry reality shows is anyone's guess. Maybe more US reality shows air in the UK than one would think? Does anyone know if "Jon & Kate + 8" airs there?

NT said...

Radar online has not changed it's stories for a couple of days now. Wonder why? Maybe they are sad that Kate is in Europe!! There must be someone who can verify that she is over there!!

Just an FYI said...

Just an FYI, I live in PA and have flown out of the Philly airport, and you do have to walk to the plane, it does not pull up to a gate. It's also like this in my small hometown airport.

BerksPa said...

I just have to get this out there. Kate and the brood shopping in China-town NYC. Canal street and surrounding areas are famous for their 'goods and wares'. Most of them are cheap fake goods made in China, the rest are stolen items that 'fell' off the truck.

Shopping in and around Canal Street was a cheap gimmick promoting crap products etc. Guess it goes with the territory tho. She dresses cheap. She could have gone to so many other places that would have been a better experience for the kids.
Central Park Zoo, a museum... even a back stage tour of a Broadway Show (yes they do those...) etc. But China Town/Canal Street ? ?

Mary said...

Well I figured that would happen. Money always will win. I hope the state is ready for these children when in teens and start acting out or adaults who will need care because we all know there is no money for them and the state will be picking up the tab because the state took a blind eye.

These poor kids never had a chance.

I also think Katie will start home schooling not that she will do the teaching the hired help will do it.

Katie will onlt do the teaching when camera are rolling.. Kids must be having problems in school as we saw kate bring out school books during the summer


Mary

bonehead said...

I too am disappointed in the Labor board in PA. SHAME ON THEM! The Law is the Law, and they are bending/breaking it for Kate. Like a lot have said here, who got paid off. I still hope that, that Senator? takes legal action against TLC, the permit board/Laborboard and Kate, in court, for violating the Law(which is in black & white written down). Cause that is what they are doing for profit. And by the way reality TV is no different than regular TV. If the show appears every week or continues and is not a special that appears every 4 months or is a one time doc, then it is a show on TV, there for it is TV, and should have no trouble following the rules that are already established. Kate/TLC are showing their true colors, the color greed! JMO

jonandkatewho? said...

I am very disappointed in the decision the state of PA has reached. It seemed fairly clear to me that the law was intended to apply only to those who are age 7 and older. It also seemed to be specific towards the type of work ie: theatrical productions. I hope that Rep. Murt will succeed in at least changing the laws to include an on-set teacher so that these kids will have somebody to look after their interests. Their parents certainly don't.

I just don't even have any sympathy for Jon anymore. He had put a halt to the filming of his kids but then he caved in. Everybody who should protect the kids has failed to do so. I feel so badly for them. Their mom needs an intervention and their father is a weak man. Like many of you, I am glad they at least have each other to turn to when times get rough. Maybe that will help them through the difficult years which are no doubt coming.

I hope Kate rues the day she ever set foot on a television show. Even when Jon and Kate plus 8 first started, she was allowing far too much filming of those kids and inappropriate filming to boot. Now she is just a total trainwreck as we have witnessed with these last two episodes. That woman needs help. She has to be insane.

I would have to agree with the poster who said it is not a proud day for the state of PA.

jibberjabbers said...

BerksPa said...

I just have to get this out there. Kate and the brood shopping in China-town NYC. Canal street and surrounding areas are famous for their 'goods and wares'. Most of them are cheap fake goods made in China, the rest are stolen items that 'fell' off the truck.

Shopping in and around Canal Street was a cheap gimmick promoting crap products etc. Guess it goes with the territory tho. She dresses cheap. She could have gone to so many other places that would have been a better experience for the kids.
Central Park Zoo, a museum... even a back stage tour of a Broadway Show (yes they do those...) etc. But China Town/Canal Street ? ?

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It was for filming. TLC already filmed the kids at a zoo, at a museum.. So filming the kids walking around China Town will probably be more "interesting" than another zoo or museum visit.

Remember, Kate only does what TLC says. She isn't going to take the kids anywhere unless TLC films it.

But hey, the kids did get to visit the Statue of Liberty.

I visited China Town in LA and it wasn't as bad as you described it.

The food was good. But yeah, some of the stuff are obviously bootleg.

But it's a different place to take your kids to. Nice to see them experience different cultures.

They should have went to KoreanTown which is not that far from China Town.

mama san said...

read Kate's take for the first time - I think that Steve may be writing it. I noticed the use of the word amongst. Americans normally use among.

NoUse4Kate said...

Is the fact that the law talks about 7-18 year olds how TLC got around this. It doesn't mention what you can or cannot do with ages 0-6. "Pissed" doesn't even begin to express how I feel about that labor board, TLC and the wicked witch.

I did write Rep. Murt. I would imagine he needs all the encouragement he can get when it comes to this issue, so I guess I am encouraging others to do it too. It is kind of like David (Murt) fighting Goliath (TLC/Discovery). We live in such a sick world these days for this to even be an issue.

K8STFU said...

Shopping in and around Canal Street was a cheap gimmick promoting crap products etc.(snip)She could have gone to so many other places that would have been a better experience for the kids.
Central Park Zoo, a museum... even a back stage tour of a Broadway Show (yes they do those...) etc. But China Town/Canal Street ? ?


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Doubt it was your intent, but the way you described Chinatown, I wouldn't want to go there either.

Of course, what you described can and is seen in Chinatown, but that's not the only thing, and actually is part of the charm of the area. Part of taking vacations ( loosely used in this scenario ) is buying tacky momentos, right ? =) And it could have been a great opportunity for the kids to experience some aspects of a different culture.

Unfortunately, K8 didn't take the opportunity to use this "memory making" adventure to teach the kids anything interesting, not that they would have been interested anyway in the 100+ degree heat. The kids get to travel all over the place but never get to experience anything worthwhile unless it's filmed, and even then K8 ruins it by being.....K8. How sad.

BerksPa said...

jj:
My kids hated shopping there. We go to the city every couple of months (relatives live there).
There are so many nicer places to visit.
On a hot, humid, 103 day...to take your kids to Chinatown in NYC, just doesn't make sense.
But then again, I do think I'm a better parent than Kate, and my children get to see some great landmarks w/o the courtesy of the TLC paycheck.

Heck, taking the kids to the Empire State Building would have been more fun for them. To be that high up and look through the binoculars to the streets below...riding the really cool elevators to the top. MUCH more fun! (and air conditioned)!
But, then again, that's me and my opinion.

Tami said...

Radar online has not changed it's stories for a couple of days now. Wonder why? Maybe they are sad that Kate is in Europe!! There must be someone who can verify that she is over there!!

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And am I just banned or did they do away with the comments section at ROL? I do not see it at all and it says add a comment under the articles instead of the number of comments. When you click it, no comment section comes up. I suspect that I am also banned on Popeater. No matter what I do I can't get in a comment. It will not send me back the confirmation link. I realize they being paid by Khate's people also, they must really be desperate to ban people who make lots of negative comments about her on their stories.

DontLookIntoHerEyes said...

Call me crazy, but I just cant imagine Kate managing to go to England....

She has breakdowns about flights to Utah. She has to have a production crew/assitants to manage her for every little task. She isnt going to find that on such a trip. In the scheme of things, she is a no one.

I think she is laying low letting this labor law stuff play out. She is having a hard time getting into the media because of Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson. Interest in this Momster is fading.

There are no pap pics because of the trees she planted (finally). Because theyre not worth that much when the Lindsay pics getting hauled away are worth so much more. Because no one cares as much?

I dont know. I cant see why Kate would go to the UK when her 'adoring fans' are here. The paps are here. All of her 'jobs' are here. Her great 'career' is here. Remember, she does 'everything' for her kids. And her 'career'. Her lover, the media. Its what she lives for.

Maybe Im waaay off, and the attention seeker has gone out seeking a bigger audience...???

But I doubt it. I bet shes hiding out, crying over the US weeklys about Lindsay Lohan, planning out how to stage the next photo with a big name celeb to start rumors.

Im guessing she does something dramatic to get attention back on her rather soon....

longtimelurker said...

Maybe more US reality shows air in the UK than one would think? Does anyone know if "Jon & Kate + 8" airs there?
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A LOT of American TV airs outside of N. America. BTW it doesn't have to 'air' anymore with YouTube et al. I have never had cable and live in northern Canada and I still saw most of J&K+8...that is until I smelled a skunk and found GWOP.
Also, most large media companies are international and sell what sells. No doubt Globe and Mail has American ties.

Monster Mommy said...

Wow. Just when you think things can't get any worse... they do.

Today? I'm dealing with four family members in the hospital (including my own mother), an elderly ailing dog- and now this? I give up on you, Pennsylvania. You are a lost cause. Unreal. There is something very wrong here. For now, the state has finally shut me up.
They won't be hearing from me, anytime soon... But I will remain loyal to this blog.
Sorry to jump ship on this, but I have bigger fish to fry! (I don't need any pity, just a moment of silence for our loved ones is enough.)

Rant over.

Canadian Mom said...

Monster Mommy said...

Today? I'm dealing with four family members in the hospital (including my own mother), an elderly ailing dog- and now this? I give up on you, Pennsylvania. You are a lost cause. Unreal. There is something very wrong here. For now, the state has finally shut me up.

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I hear ya MM. Frustrating beyond belief. Instead of a moment of silence, how about a moment of prayer/good thoughts for your loved ones? Take a well-deserved break from Kate, pour all your energy into your family, and come back when you are ready.

I, for one, will patiently be waiting. :)

Brummygirl said...

The Daily Mail is just what the title suggests, a daily newspaper.
It is an average newspaper, not a rag mag like People, but it is not in the class of The Times.
Why on earth they are covering K8 is anyone's guess, because when I was over there just a couple of months ago, no one I met had heard of Kate Gosselin.
Whether they have been running the old shows of Jon&Kate, I would not know, it was certainly not on my relatives' t.v. schedule.
I can only assume that this is yet another of T.L.C.'s pay offs to put their golden girl out there in case she is no longer wanted in the U.S. PLEASE, PLEASE LET THAT BE TRUE, although I would not want to inflict her on my fellow citizens.
In spite of what people think, the British are a little more outspoken about what they consider appropriate t.v. etc., so if this is the case, I do not predict Kate lasting long over there once they realise what she really is about.
The only sheep there, are actually in fields!!

PA Mom Knows said...

"I give up on you, Pennsylvania."

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Give up on the state, but not on some of the lawmakers who are doing their darnest. I don't think they are going to go down without one heck of a fight.

Sorry about your problems today. Blessings and good thoughts going out to you.

Carezee said...

And am I just banned or did they do away with the comments section at ROL? I do not see it at all and it says add a comment under the articles instead of the number of comments. When you click it, no comment section comes up. I suspect that I am also banned on Popeater. No matter what I do I can't get in a comment. It will not send me back the confirmation link. I realize they being paid by Khate's people also, they must really be desperate to ban people who make lots of negative comments about her on their stories.
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No there is definitely something wrong with ROL. There has been for the last few days. There pages have been messed up. I have never left a comment there and tried after I read your post. I couldn't either. I don't know what is up with them.

Janet said...

This has to be driving Kate nuts...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/21/jon-gosselin-photos-weight/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2010%2F07%2F21%2Fjon-gosselin-photos-weight%2F

It's a very flattering pic and article about Jon.

Tip It said...

Maybe she is laying low because she had another "dental procedure."

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Janet said...
"This has to be driving Kate nuts...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/21/jon-gosselin-photos-weight/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2010%2F07%2F21%2Fjon-gosselin-photos-weight%2F

It's a very flattering pic and article about Jon."

That's not all that's going to drive her nuts. I just read on the ZonTV blog that CBS is launching a new daytime talk show, hosted by celebrity moms, and will discuss current events from a mom's point of view. Co-hosts include Sarah Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen.

Sound familiar? Isn't this the same premise as the pilot Khart filmed, where she had a meltdown on the set, and the show never saw the light of day. Let's hope CBS doesn't drink the TLC Kool-Aid.

Monster Mommy said...

For Canadian Mom and PA Mom Knows...

Thank you for your kind words and prayers. I have a lot of admiration for the both of you. I know Canadian Mom is dealing with her own health issues, as am I.

I'll still be around, when I can check in... but I don't have time to write letters at this moment. I'm still behind the PA lawmakers, one-hundred percent... (and the welfare of the Gosselin 8). Their progress is not lost on me.

Jane in CA said...

PA Midstate Mommy said:
Co-hosts include Sarah Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen.

Sound familiar? Isn't this the same premise as the pilot Khart filmed, where she had a meltdown on the set, and the show never saw the light of day.
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What I wouldn't give to see a clip of that melt down! I do know that Sharon Osbourne has nothing but contempt for Kate Krieder. She was on Ellen's show one day and Ellen was flashing pictures of various reality "stars" and Sharon would do an off the cuff remark or two. When Kate's picture came up, she just shook her head and then tossed the picture aside. LOL!

So even if TLC tries to worm Kate into the mix, it would be icy cold on that set. Sharon Osbourne on one side, Holly Robinson Peete on the other - Kate wouldn't stand a chance.

Monster Mommy - I'm sorry to hear about your family troubles and I hope things get better soon. Best wishes also going out to Canadian Mom.

CarolS461 said...

Seems Kate's sister has authored a cookbook, too.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rissas-Organic-Cafe-Recipe-Sharing/138008366210771?ref=mf

PA Mom Knows said...

"I have a lot of admiration for the both of you."

Thanks. Right back at ya!
Take it one day at a time, and at the end of the day you'll say..."Well, I made it through another one."

tigerfan said...

longtimelurker said...
Maybe more US reality shows air in the UK than one would think? Does anyone know if "Jon & Kate + 8" airs there?
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A LOT of American TV airs outside of N. America. BTW it doesn't have to 'air' anymore with YouTube et al. I have never had cable and live in northern Canada and I still saw most of J&K+8...that is until I smelled a skunk and found GWOP.
Also, most large media companies are international and sell what sells. No doubt Globe and Mail has American ties.

I am not familiar with the UK 'reality tv' scene, however, I have noticed that a significant amount of the NEWER programming (ie parents of multiples,obsese pregnancies, etc) on the Discovery channel feature individuals/families from the UK. Perhaps the Discovery's channels interest in filming UK 'reality'
has instigated UK's late to the jump interest in Kate Gosselin.

BMWoP said...

Tip It said...
Maybe she is laying low because she had another "dental procedure."

7/21/2010 4:34 PM


Or maybe she's getting that turkey waddle neck sucked out.

But something tells me she's holed up somewhere with Steve...minus Gina.

Tami said...

read Kate's take for the first time - I think that Steve may be writing it. I noticed the use of the word amongst. Americans normally use among.

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He's usually the only adult who will talk to her so I'm sure she picks up a lot of his expressions. I know it's not her though. There is no way she would write like that.

Where's Kate? Where's Steve? Where's Jamie?... said...

i hope Rep Murt will take legal action against TLC and kate. this is just insane. i wonder if kate goes on to the new show, will the ladies have the guts to ask kate the real questions even though they are not suppose too? i would love to see that Split screen like the view did to rosie and elizabeth, about donald trump! wow that was wild!


lukebandit

Brummygirl said...

KATE IN ALASKA??
According to Kate's mysterious BFF..B.M., Kate is in Alaska.
How this woman gets firsthand information on Kate Gosselin is indeed suspect.
So GWOP'ers, forget Europe...try Alaska!!! Bet the Polar bears are going underground!!

cool said...

read on the ZonTV blog that CBS is launching a new daytime talk show, hosted by celebrity moms, and will discuss current events from a mom's point of view. Co-hosts include Sarah Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen.
Sound familiar? Isn't this the same premise as the pilot Khart filmed, where she had a meltdown on the set, and the show never saw the light of day. Let's hope CBS doesn't drink the TLC Kool-Aid.
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Sharon O on the Ellen show had said "that's just wrong" re Gosselins.
I hope she sticks to that opinion. Also is sarah gilbert a mom?

paws said...

Sharon has such a wonderful personality and a quick tongue.
She did a family reality show and even though i didn"t care for the cursing etc, i saw lots of respect and love. When traveling she and Ozzy and the kids were all super polite to hotel staff etc.

I wonder what she would say if Kate came on the show- with the tan and hair extensions and tight low cut tops and short skirts.
I wonder what Kate would say after the Im exhausted speech and the trash Jon speech because i really dont have anything else about me to talk about.

Nah, I doubt she will be a guest.

are these birds real? said...

Well if Kate is in Europe or Alaska or wherever with the kids, one thing is for sure. She is not having a good time because she is stuck with THEM. Man, those kids sure must cramp her celebrity lifestyle (eyeroll).

jibberjabbers said...

Kate Plus 8 are in Alaska:

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linnniepoo said...

In regards to the filming in Chinatown, I think that TLC filmed them in an "Asian" background because of their background. I guess they're trying to make it appear as if the children are really exposed and immersed in the Asian culture. Being an Asian American myself, I find Chinatowns, Koreatowns, Japanesetowns, and Little Saigons insulting. Those are places created by the majority to keep the minority away from them. Not that I have any problem with anybody going to above towns, but TLC is disgusting. They're using a place that holds significant positive or negative meanings to Asian Americans, all just to promote their child exploitative show. I can just hear the hag now, "The kids are really Asian-ish, because see! They're in Chinatown surrounded by other Asians that look like them!" Stupid cow.

Canadian Mom said...

"Rissa's Organic Cafe" Recipe Sharing I'm thinking eggplant parmesan this week... that's the new thing I'm working on. What's coming up on your menu this week?
July 13 at 10:28am

...from Clairissa Kreider's Facebook page
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Did she just say 'eggplant parmesan'?? Hmmm...where did I hear that before...Kate!

Thx to Jane in Ca! We all have some kind of issue(s) going on in our lives, don't we?

my9cats said...

Tami said...
read Kate's take for the first time - I think that Steve may be writing it. I noticed the use of the word amongst. Americans normally use among.

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I'm American and always use 'amongst','whom', and 'whilst'.
Don't know why. Just do.

readerlady said...

@ cool Yes, Sara Gilbert is a mom. She has a son and a daughter.

If Khate is in Alaska or in Europe with or without the kids, that certainly puts paid to her whine about not being able to do anything without the paps showing up and stalking her. If they're on her tail 24/7 the way she complains, why don't we know where she is and why haven't pictures been made public? Is it because she didn't call her pet paps to tell them where to find her?

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

AARGH not only did following kids sweat through China Town in NYC look deadly dull, following them into Alaska's tourists' shops looks even worse. TLC is slashing their own ratings, no thanks to the bloggers.

NT said...

There are pics of Kate and kids in Alaska with 2 bodyguards and two nannies. They went to the zoo and of course shopping. Trip is to last from 7-19 to 7-23. Go to gossipcenter.com for pics.

Hippie Chick said...

@ cool...Yes, Sarah Gilbert is a mom to 2 kids. I was going to post about this actually. I am a big fan of hers. She is still pretty good friends with Roseanne Barr, & what I would LOVE to see is the topic of Kate being brought up on a day when Roseanne (I'm a big fan of hers also) is there. She is outspoken & says it like it is. I would like to hear her opinion of what kate's been doing to her kids all along.
Sarah Gilbert is also pretty outspoken & will most likely have some pretty not so nice things to say (I'm hoping), about the whole kate filming her kids for 4(?) years in a row now, & what she's been doing with their money.
That would be a dream come true that Sara Gilbert & Roseanne gang up on kate. Oh yes indeed!! kate would never know how to defend herself against Roseanne!! lol

Hippie Chick said...

So, they're all in Alaska at a zoo filming huh? Hasn't the zoo thing been done to death? How much more boring can this show get? (sorry mods for the double post btw). I'm sorry, but this K+8 is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Boring. Just because they are all in Alaska it makes it more interesting? Nah. Give it up Kate & TLC. We don't care anymore. (well, I don't watch anyways) but obviously people are not caring, you are losing viewers!! What next? Are they gonna get some more dogs? Go to a Water park? Yippee? UGH!

konspiracytheory said...

CarolS461 said:

"Seems Kate's sister has authored a cookbook, too.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rissas-Organic-Cafe-Recipe-Sharing/138008366210771?ref=mf"

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Interesting. After reading through some of her posts, it looks like Kate isn't the only one in the family who is full of themselves. Ex.: "Have a picky eater that won't eat salad? Apparently you haven't made my Caesar Dressing!" Gee, who does that sound like...?

dee43 said...

Radaronline has the story of Kate in Alaska with the kids.

Teri said...

hi
I just read that Kate and the kids are in Alaska filming. Of course Steve is there.

Teryn said...

I sure wish those kids could have a normal vacation for once that doesn't involve cameras in their faces and strange men surrounding them. I don't think they've ever had that experience.

They look so stoic in the pictures, as if they are walking on eggshells and waiting for their next scenes to be filmed. They look like they are mere props or "extras", while their mother plays the leading lady role.

And stand-in daddy Steve is right there, as usual.

This whole thing is just so sad and twisted and surreal. I just can't believe there are people in this world who think this show is acceptable. It looks so innocent on the outside ( who wouldn't want to go to Alaska! ), but on the inside it is a story of manipulation, selfishness, exploitation, greed, entitlement, and the loss of eight normal childhoods.

"You must perform, kids! Or else!!!!"

CO newbie said...

I have never posted before, but I have lurked for over a year. I couldn't seem to hold back today (not sure why, maybe empathy for those who are dealing with ailing mothers that we love).

I just saw pictures on ROL of Kate and kids in Alaska. I took my Mother there a few years ago (it was the only State she hadn't been to) and could only compare what I saw in ROL pictures. I still (at over 40) will hold my Mom's hand (she is 85) when I see something as beautiful as the animals/sights of Alaska (sure, sometimes it is just to keep her upright :)). There was NO hand holding of any of her children in ANY of the pictures. How can a Mother deny her children that most basic of comforts/signs of love.

So very sad for their future lives. I NEVER have had any doubt that my Mother loves me nor does she doubt that I love her. Wonder if Kate will know that when her kids are in their 40s?

XYZed said...

CO newbie said...
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Your comments really touched me, CO newbie. You are so right - there is nothing more profound than a Mother's obvious love for her children. I hope Kate's kids feel like the precious treasures they truly are, even if Kate doesn't always show it.

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