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146 comments:

KB said...

Don't know if anyone saw or heard, but in Friday's New York Daily News in the celeb-entrertainment section there was a bit about Kate and her meeting Donald Trump. It has to do with her messing up his hair with her hand after he took a pic with her. He apparently took her hand away from his head, fixed his hair as his wife basically told her off about what she had just done. Will find the paper and retype word for word when I have the paper in front of me tomorrow. Well, at least we know she will never be on 'Celebrity Apprentice.' Unless of course Trump intends to show her who she really is and allow her the ability to further make a public fool of herself. He'd probably take great pleasure in publicly telling her off. Would love to hear him comment about her just in general as he does from time to time. He certainly has reason to now. JMO

Lies, Lies, Lies... yeah said...

I would like to hear a more credible source, tell us more about the Trump story. TLC and Kate's response was "Not doing The Apprentice, Lady Gaga photo op turned story"... While Donald's camp said "We have been in talks with Kate, about doing the show". Who shall refute the rumors? A bunch of PR liars.

The country kid, said Kate was a possibility on the radio today... Think about it. You still have 7 percent of America left to fool, Kate.

Kate Klogg's scream stupid... said...

i figured out the reason why kate got 4 inch clogs instead of sensible boots!
she is so lazy to sit down and untie the boots, it is much easier to kick them off her feet!
i agree those kids look stoic, stone faced, and tired. and one of the boys had his hands on his face, it was either aaden or colin or joel.
tlc is scrapping the bottom of a big deep barrel with the teaming up of sarah and kate.
i wonder if kate is going to require sarah to sign a non-disclosure contract?
where is gina?

IDModo said...

Can't See Sheep- If we put the word out that we only speak French up here,that it's below zero most of the time,that Niagara Falls is only a myth, and that our entire country is made up of art galleries and intellectual pursuits,we can keep Kate out of Canada!
Let's start the propaganda machine...

Hippie Chick said...

Khate not allowing her children their money until age 30 reminds me so much of these other child actors who have sued their parents for legal emancipation at age 16 for their rights & won. This is what will happen to khate if she doesn't wise up. I really feel feel as though most the Gosselin 8 will lawyer up, & sue the pants off khate. Why can't she see that? And all the footage against her, there is no doubt in my mind that the kids will win. Even if the kids have the right to their money at age 21, some of them might want to legally emancipate themselves just to get away. I really see it happening. Little Collin, the boys, most likely, & Mady. They have no much fodder, a good lawyer will skewer khate, especially if they gang up on her, all at once. If I was one of them, & didn't have rights to the money I earned, & saw my mother going through it like water, I would sue. Macauley Culkin did it. Gary Coleman did it. And they won. The G8 would too. Hopefully, there is enough left for them to all enjoy a nice life.

Wishful thinking said...

On my Yahoo! homepage, the 'Trending Now' section had Kate listed at #5. As I logged onto this site, she was OFF the list! Wishing that she was off every list out there, and that her kids could be enjoying what's left of their summer vacation.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Here's an interesting article I found on the web. It dates back to the DWTS stint, but it's an interesting take from an actual tv producer. Apparently, the rumors of Khart being "demanding, rude and prickly," are from pretty reliable sources and not rumors at all. It's also a great persepective from someone in the tv industry, not to mention a guy's pov.

http://www.remotepatrolled.com/2010/04/the-crying-game/

Tip It said...

Somehow I thought the money they were talking about the kids getting at age 30 was the bulk of their estate in case they both reached an early demise and the kids had to be raised by guardians.

I also had the idea that Beth and/or Jodi would have been the guardians since at that time though Jamie is claimed to be a longtime friend she was not in the picture. Now I would assume it would be Jamie unless it is Steve and Gina because Khate has no one else in her life.

In any event, I think it is safe to assume based upon their lifestyle and spending habits that there will not be any money to worry about.

HW said...

I think Donald Trump would still have Kate on Celebrith Apprentice even after she ruffled his hair. However, I think he will call her out on it while the camera rolls. He will say something like "when we first met you ruffled my hair. Do you really think that's appropriate?" And she will try to laugh it off and be all cute and flirty and he won't fall for it.

I don't think any Celebrity Apprentice contestants are going to tiptoe around her like the DWTS people did.

Aislinn said...

PA Midstate Mommy said...
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"http://www.remotepatrolled.com/2010/04/the-crying-game/"

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That's a good article. He doesn't mention the whole issue with the kids working, but I like how he talks about how ungrateful Kate is. People are really starting to see right through her.

silimom said...

Re: The Estate Planning

When Jon and Kate got divorced, their estate plan/wills were probably scrapped and rewritten to reflect the change in asset distribution and everything else. At this point, anything you heard in that particular episode is probably null and void.

The proof will be in the pudding as to what Kate and Jon have or haven't put aside for their children when the kids reach adulthood. If there's nothing set aside, I'm sure one of the kids will say something.

silimom said...

PA Midstate Mommy -

Thanks for the link. I really appreciated how he nailed what I think is at the crux of this fascination people have with Kate - the fact that she is ungrateful for her sudden and (IMO) undeserved fame. I thought it was very well written.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Here's another interesting article from someone in the tv industry. Also, the author is Rene Syler, one of the women involved in the Paula Deen talk show that never made it to tv. She doesn't hold back in her opinion of KG.

http://www.goodenoughmother.com/2010/07/kids-on-tv-is-reality-right/#more-1016

Pa Mom Knows said...

"we can keep Kate out of Canada!
Let's start the propaganda machine..."

Hey -- I've had her in my back yard for 35 years. It's your turn!

KB said...

First, let me just clarify, I heard nothing about Kate being on 'Celebrity Apprentice,' my comments about it were just conjecture based on what she did it, just a bit of fun, nothing serious.

As promised, the blurb reads as follows:

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, July 23, 2010
pg.51

NEWSSTAND junkie
by Patrick Huguenin

Kate Gosselin met Donald Trump backstage at Madison Square Garden, and "did the unthinkable" says Star. After posing for a picture, Kate ruffled The Donald's hair. "Donald politely pushed her hand away while his wife, Melania, scolded Kate," says a source. "Kate apologised and skulked off." He shouldn't have minded. She was probably doing research for her next makeover.

Aunt Chris said...

Too funny! My husband is watching One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest and when Nurse Ratchett was giving someone the fish eye, he said "doesn't she look like Kate Gosselin?"

pinkdiamond611 said...

As a NY State resident, I am willing to help our Canadian neighbors at our shared border. Let's suggest that Kart go over Niagara Falls in a barrel as part of her show "Can't Do Kart". Imagine the hits on ROL, it might even make You Tube. The last time Kart was on You Tube I think was when she slapped one of the little girls for blowing a whistle.

IDModo said...

Welcome aboard, Dustilies!We could tell Kate that the bears only speak French, so Sarah's tips on how to avoid them would be useless;that we already have one Queen here (actually lots of queens, but that's different),and that our Prime Minister doesn't even know his own name, let alone hers. That should do it!

BeDoneNow said...

IDModo said...
Can't See Sheep- If we put the word out that we only speak French up here,that it's below zero most of the time,that Niagara Falls is only a myth, and that our entire country is made up of art galleries and intellectual pursuits,we can keep Kate out of Canada!
Let's start the propaganda machine...
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

If wishing made it so! She will make up French the same way she makes up English. And she will think she is sooooo charming doing it too!

fidosmommy said...

You know if Kate went to Canada she would have to be a Mountie for a day. She would not be happy until she could. Are the Mounties allowed to drink coffee from styrofoam cups while riding their steeds?

Canadian Mom said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
As a NY State resident, I am willing to help our Canadian neighbors at our shared border.
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Has the 'Save Canada From Khate' Train pulled out of the station yet???

S'okay...I'll wait patiently at the next pick up/ departure station...

Canadian Mom said...

fido's mommy said...

Are the Mounties allowed to drink coffee from styrofoam cups while riding their steeds?
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Only if their saddles are made of white plastic...

Monster Mommy said...

My 'pet name' for Kate, is Nurse Ratchett! I love it.

I'm watching One Flew Over, now too. My hubby coined it years ago, before I did... Ironically.

When Kate claimed to have quit her nursing job.

Monster Mommy said...

IMDB.com tells me, it's nurse Ratched- my bad. Makes no difference to me, still crazy... After all these years.

Roggiep said...

Kate could have shown a nicer side when doing "Dancing with the Stars", it was her chance to reconnect with "us- normal people" but she blew it big time.
Read this article which finished with the lines: "Dancing is paying you a small fortune to be a contestant on the show. The least you can do is show up when you’re there…" LOVED IT!!
http://www.remotepatrolled.com/2010/04/the-kate-hate-continues/

MayDay said...

On Carla's blog she says... "and getting Ashley out the door with a 2 hr. notice. She is far, far away……"
With a 2 hour notice?? And she is far, far, away? Makes me think she maybe nannying for the Gosselins again while they are traveling. I would not mind seeing her again on TV. I think the last time I saw her on J+K+8 is when Kate took the kids to North Carolina. What do you all think?

Mary said...

Gosslins kids... please get a note book and write down every thing your birth mother does to you. The book you write will be worth millons


Mary

Betty Boop said...

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/07/exclusive-wheres-mommy-ask-the-gosselin-kids.html

Kate gone for two days with Steve?

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

After seeing news items thus far, on the Kate and Sarah Palin TLC show "tie-in"... I've determined that none of the feedback is good. Most are saying anyone who associates with Kate, is teetering on career suicide. I thought Sarah already had enough 'haters', without any help. Not a good move, honey. But I support Jibber Jabber's campaign poster... Too funny!

alyssa said...

It just occured to me..do you remember the episode from June 11 Work day and Child Play? At one point Collin and Leah decide to lift the hose but fortunately the cameraman stops them.What if he hadn't been there? Maybe they would have got second degree burns on their hands? Where was Kate when her kids were on the point of getting burnt? Was that guy's job to keep her kids safe?

Jane in California said...

What I find interested regarding some of the negative comments about the Sarah P-Katie K match up, is that there are those who are withdrawing their support for Kate because she is associating with Sarah Palin. Apparently, everything else she has done up to now, they've been okay with. But this is the straw that is breaking the camel's back - the fact that she is hooking up with Sarah Palin to do a tie-in show.

I don't care what it takes -- I'm just happy to see some longterm sheeple finally leaving the fold!

(Shame on me for presuming that die hard fans of Kate would also be fans of Sarah Palin.)

Angel 1 said...

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/07/exclusive-wheres-mommy-ask-the-gosselin-kids.html

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Those kids look so sad in all those pics. What a horrible way to grow up. Kate, you're a monster to do this to those beautiful kids. And karma will catch up to you, just you wait.

Jane in CA said...

Thanks Betty Boop for the link. That little article made me angry and sad all over again for those children. How dare Kate take them all the way to Alaska to work, then she and Steve hie off for two days of rest and relaxation?

The sad and exhausted faces of those children is enough to break anyone's heart, except their mother's, since she apparently doesn't have one.

emschick1128 said...

I hope everyone got a chance to read the article by Bonnie Fuller on the Hollywood Life site. Don't read on a full stomach.

Elvira said...

I had already seen that Bonnie Fuller piece and was hoping against hope that was satire. She is delusional and fame crazy. I actually I do wish her a couple of weeks of treatment as the Gosselin children. It could do her a world of good.

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

I don't understand why the eight Gosselin CHILDREN had to be featured in TLC's Kate/Palin cross over. IMO, the episode would have been far more appropriate for the ever coming premiere of Twist of Kate with an episode description of Dumb Meets Dumber. Totally mind boggling that #1 Palin could have been the president of the United States and #2 Kate Gosselin is still riding out her 15 minutes of fame by way of her clown car uterus. I have read this upcoming episode as being 'educational' for the children. I highly doubt 'education' was TLC's #1 priority as they have managed to single handedly contribute to the 'dumbing down of America' with this utterly ridiculous Gosselin meet Palin episode.

Ladylou said...

I looked at the photos under the "Where's Mommy" site.
I see that Jamie got to go along... did she give custody of her children to her husband so she could be part of the gravy train?
I also see a black man... is that the hairdresser? I don't think so, I think he is the "real" bodyguard and Steve is Kate's "bodyguard" (cough-cough).
I truly believe what Jon thought way back then... Kate & Steve are an item. In my mind there is no doubt that she strayed first.... the boobs, the tanning,, the attitude... they aren't to GET a man. they are to KEEP the one she has had all along.
Remember Steve himself said he advised her on what size "girl's" she should get. If he didn't have access to them why would he care? Sickening... that this demon-woman is put in our faces each & every day. I have never despised anyone as much as I do her!!!!

Brummygirl said...

The poor kids do look exhausted and I had to smile at the picture of Kate, she looks a wreck and I hope she is exhausted too.
There are no words to describe this poor excuse of a mother...well there are, but I hesitate to use them. Suffice to say, she has to be the worst mother on this planet even including the original *Mommy Dearest*.
Next in line is Jon for backing off protecting his children and not considering them before himself. No excuses here, I do not care if the world was suing him, his job was to protect his children and he failed.
Next up is T.L.C. for continuing to tote this non-entity, fame grabbing she-devil K8 Gosselin.
Next is the Child Protection Services and law system in P.A. for failing in their duties. Triple shame on you, you have the power..USE IT!!!!
I feel sick in my heart for these children. I do not care if Kate does any kind of show on her own, she will eventually tank anyway, but leave these kids out of it.
If lightning strikes, I hope it is on her tatty weaved head!!

ShaeNay said...

I hope Bonnie Fuller still enjoys being a Gosselin kid when she gets spanked for blowing a whistle, has to clean the chicken coop poop when she breathes too loud, has all of her extended family banished and her "family" suddenly consists of weird men with cameras, gets tuicked in bed by the nanny-of-the-week....

and I certainly hope she likes grapes, crackers and cheese sticks, and Juicy Juice.

I guess all these fancy shmancy trips will make it bearable.

PA Mom Knows said...

"Next is the Child Protection Services and law system in P.A. for failing in their duties."

If there is no evidence of abuse, how has CPS failed in its duties? Without sufficient evidence or supporting documentation, there is no legal action they can take. They can't go in there and remove the kids from their home just because the children are exhausted from filming or they don't want to be filmed, particularly when TLC is in compliance with the state permits. There is also no set teacher required as of yet who would ensure the children's physical and emotional well-being, so CPS has no evidence of emotional abuse. It's a conundrum right now.

Perhaps in the future, if new laws are passed and violations occur, then CPS can step in, but until then, their hands are tied in this case.

Tip It said...

-They are essentially doing 2, potentially 3 shows as it has been mentioned that the kids will most likely be on Twisted Kate also. They will have to be as no one is going to watch it otherwise. And then they are going to be featured on the Palin show. And then K8.

They are cramming this all in before schools starts back and the kids look like they are just worn out and sad and confused, worried, not happy. And they have not even gone camping yet apparently. They have a picture up of Steve carrying one of the kids and it just looks so unnatural. He does not appear to have any type of rapport with the kids at all. Kate has that same sour look on her face as always. I will not watch any of the shows ever again. This is blatant in your face exploitation and it is very upsetting.

As an aside has anyone ever seen a pic of Kate carrying any of the kids - nannies - jamie - steve - jon but I don't ever recall seeing Kate not even from when they were smaller. And she is supposed to be so fit.

fidosmommy said...

Stupidisasstupiddoes said....

....Gosselin meet Palin episode.

*****

I am NOT a fan of Sarah Palin. She does NOT represent me. However, there is no getting around the fact that she is famous.
Her fame started out (for non-Alaskans anyway) as a surprise pick for our nation's second most powerful position. She has some redeeming qualities that allow her to work in the real world. Her infamy began when she started to show her ineptitude for the job. Those are the things that have really brought Sarah Palin into the consciousness of America. And that's the reason TLC loves her, IMO. Not because she was a governor, but because of the way we came to know her as she fumbled around in the Katie Couric interview (among others) whick led to being skewered on SNL. She is famous now for being laughed at and for ditching the office she was elected to.

Kate Gosselin will latch on to anyone who is famous. So will TLC. This match-up promises to be
one for the books.

But, that said, I am glad the kids got some time learning about science from any teacher who can make it interesting and exciting.
Hopefully it was hands-on learning and the kids had FUN. Sarah Palin or no Sarah Palin, I hope it worked out very well for the kids.

Laurie said...

Here's a link to an interesting article by someone who has k8 pegged.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/

shoptalk said...

Thanks emschick1128 for the tip about Bonnie Fuller's article. I generally like what she has to say, and have a soft spot for her as a fellow Canadian (shout out to all the other Canuck posters-this one is from SW Ontario!)After reading her article, I must say my opinion is somewhat deflated. I have never left a comment on an article before, but did so on this one. Here is what I wrote:

Have you ever watched an episode of the show, either version? Based on what you have written, I would say not. Based on her "reality" (which I really would rather underline instead of put in quotation marks) show, her interactions with her children are generally cold; it's as though their asking her questions, complaining about a sibling, trying to help out, in other words what it means to be a parent, annoys her and she could really care less. Life is not about the trips you take or the celebrities you meet. She doesn't provide what they really need-a loving mother. Don't you think if she was in fact a loving mother, that would come across in the shows? I just hope for the kids sake, we don't have to read about them in the same vein as we do Lindsay, when they reach that age.

Her article just left a bad taste and I felt the need to say something. Though I hate to bring more attention to Kate, at least it is for a good reason-she appears to care more for her lifestyle than the little ones who make her life.

Brummygirl said...

P.A. Mom Knows:
If there is no evidence of abuse, how has CPS failed in its duties? Without sufficient evidence or supporting documentation, there is no legal action they can take. They can't go in there and remove the kids from their home just because the children are exhausted from filming or they don't want to be filmed, particularly when TLC is in compliance with the state permits. There is also no set teacher required as of yet who would ensure the children's physical and emotional well-being, so CPS has no evidence of emotional abuse. It's a conundrum right now.
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It was the emotional abuse I was referring to. I was not even stating that the children be removed from the home, just more investigation. Surely the fact that the permits were questioned, should at least send up a red flag. You cannot tell me that everyone in the system is oblivious to what has been going on. I am sure most of P.A. knows.
Admittedly if there is no actual official documentation it is difficult, but is this the case of hiding ones head in the sand because of lack of a stamped document?

jibberjabbers said...

Bonnie Fuller, a grown woman in her late 30's, wants to go camping with a bunch of kids she doesn't even know.

PEDO ALERT!

It's people like Bonnie that forced Kate into getting a bodyguard. Sad that she didn't get one for her kids.

To protect them from people like Bonnie.

AND she wants to be one of Kate's kid? LOL! Too bad Bonnie, but you're not Asian looking, you're not part of any "multiples", and you're way too old.

Kate can't dress you in cute matching outfits.

Get a clue Bonnie.

Fort MacLeod said...

fidosmommy said...
You know if Kate went to Canada she would have to be a Mountie for a day. She would not be happy until she could. Are the Mounties allowed to drink coffee from styrofoam cups while riding their steeds?


Sorry to disappoint
- Mounties are police officers and there is legislation preventing people from impersonating police officers. Mounties are used to handling more difficult people than Kate

- Some communities will award a deserving child the chance to be Chief for a Day or Sergeant for a day

- Depending on the assignment, the officers will be allowed to get fluids after dismounting and providing water to his/her horse. As for drinking hot coffee - no. The public outrage if a horse was burnt because of spilt coffee or bucked and then bolted into a crowd
not pretty

Cute thoughts though

Kia Ora said...

Shoptalk, I ditto your opinion.

I especally enjoy Sarah Pallin putting another nail in her coffin.
By the photos, KG looked like she was hating every minute in Alaska.
She dispises anything out doorsie. The kids all looked like they had had a guts full. Too much.

Reallllllyyyy????? said...

Article from dlisted.com on the Kate & Palin 'show':

"Because Kate Gosselin wants to be on The Soup as much as possible, an upcoming episode of her show Kate Plus 8 will feature a camping trip to Alaska with Sarah Palin! TLC really needs to stop flirting with the apocalypse like this. No good can come of it."

"A source tells InTouch (via Popeater) that Kate will throw her fifty million chirruns into a carry-on bag and fly all the way to Alaska to spend some time in the wild with the Palin family. The source added, "She's excited because it will be fun and educational for the children. Sarah will even teach Kate how to avoid bears!"

"The easiest way to get any living creature to turn around and walk the other way is to simply tell then you're Kate Gosselin. The sight of Kate Gosselin automatically sets off a tick in your body that commands you to pivot and jazz walk towards the nearest exit. Now you know the answer to the age old question, "When do bears jazz walk towards the exit?"

"If the source also said that Sarah and Kate will be joined by Dick Cheney, we'd know that InTouch ripped this story out of Jon Stewart's dream journal"
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You know... Im surprised... No matter your political opinnions, this is pretty darn controversial of TLC.

Its like crossing that line and chosing sides. You just dont see this type of media outlet doing that sort of thing so out-right.

hmmmm...???

bbeau said...

Laurie said:
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A quote from the article:

"Kate has a penchant for burrowing herself into others’ coattails, be they toddler size or otherwise."

BRILLIANT!!!

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/

Tip It said...

I just can't get those pictures of the kids that I watched faithfully from diapers to potty training, little beds to big beds, toddlers to preK out of my mind. I was trying to understand what it was about the pictures that was so disturbing, other than the obvious. It dawned on me - they look defeated. Their spirit is waning.

This is the difference between her vision and Jon's vision. This is why she divorced him so she could work the kids hard and I do mean hard. They went right straight from pounding the sidewalk in record heat in NYC to Alaska. He was opposed to this and tried everything in his power to stop it before/after the divorce because he could see where it was going, with a mother who had no boundaries for her kids. But was defeated by the big machine of TLC, who (and she) most likely gave him the assurance that this would not happen. He must be horriby upset as are a lot of people I am thinking.

Those pictures are haunting for anyone whether they have followed the show or not.

These are America's kids. She put her hand out to us and asked us to help support her kids by watching them grow up. Nowhere were we ever led to believe that she would tear the family apart, stripping them of their dad who was their caregiver, get them fricking
work permits so she could drag them all over the country, all in the name of ratings and the almighty dollar.

She will never get another single rating from me.

Aislinn said...

Laurie said...
"Here's a link to an interesting article by someone who has k8 pegged.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/"

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I'm as bewilered as the author about the Palin/Gosselin crossover. It just seems so random.

I could understand when people from Ace of Cakes and American Chopper were on the show. Or Sara Snow, Steve Thomas, and Emeril. The show was on shaky legs, but the kids' plight wasn't common knowledge then.

But at this stage in the game you'd have to be living under a rock to not realize something is rotten in Kate-land. How could this possibly be any benefit to Palin?

Hippie Chick said...

Great article! This guys has Khate's number!!

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/

ashamom said...

Anyone notice that Khate and all of the kids are wearing the same outfits on July 22 and 23? The "realiest show on TV" will try to convince us that the footage was shot on the same day, but the kids worked 2 days to produce enough footage.
Talk about lying!

bonehead said...

Yes, the remarks of this partner-ship/cross over whatever, are very negative. And yes the kids look unhappy, in the pics. The thing that really makes me ill is that a few articles, say that Palin and Kate are strong hard working mothers who are supporting their family/children and that they are representive of American Mothers. This makes me also angry, cause they are not even close to ideal Motherhood. Not even on the same planet. If I were a mom I would be insulted. I'm insulted for my mother and all the real single hard working moms and the married ones as well. It has been said that TLC is doing it for rating, cause of Kates last show ratings drop. I don't see why Kate can't go camping in PA. If her idea of all these trips are what normal parents do, I would like to meet these people. With the economy so crappy, the last thing people want to see is a so-call poor struggling single mother with 8 children vacationing, on money she did not earn. The smart thing would have been to go camping in PA locally. To show that, even on a budget one can still have fun, and not these fantasy trips. Oh, yeah Kate only has 3 children the rest are clones. Glad at least Jon, knows he has 8. JMO

Tricks Of Production said...

Anyone notice that Khate and all of the kids are wearing the same outfits on July 22 and 23? The "realiest show on TV" will try to convince us that the footage was shot on the same day, but the kids worked 2 days to produce enough footage.
Talk about lying!
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The reason they wear the same outfits on two consecutive days is not because they are trying to convince us that the footage was shot on the same day, but because if they need to reshoot a scene and edit it into the original footage that was shot the day before, then the outfits will be the same as they were in that initial shot.

Brummygirl said...

Hippie Chick said...
Great article! This guys has Khate's number!!

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/
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Priceless!!

visited doggies??? said...

Saw the kids holding stuffed toys -husky dogs.
I wonder if Kate let the gift giver know that stuffed animals are the worst gifts ever.

PA Mom Knows said...

"It was the emotional abuse I was referring to. I was not even stating that the children be removed from the home, just more investigation."

Don't assume that there never was an investigation.

"You cannot tell me that everyone in the system is oblivious to what has been going on. I am sure most of P.A. knows."

I would not tell you that. Not everyone is oblivious, and PA is not clueless. It's been said that when you have the money in back of you, you can beat the system. That's not true. The way you can beat the system is when the other side lacks sufficient evidence.

Button Button said...

To most kids, there is no place like home.

These little kids certainly have been drug all over creation, most of it when they were way too young to enjoy any of the earlier trips.

Now they might be old enough to enjoy seeing different places, but there just is no place like home.

Not one of them is smiling.

Snerk said...

The first poster is correct. It takes approximately four days to get enough film for a 30 minute episode (22 to 23 minutes max). I've pointed this out several times before. It is one of the reasons for Kate's freak outs over the clothes. Many times they've filmed the outing before the leaving home part. The smart thing to do is just buy multiple outfits so it's no issue if one gets dirty.

They may also be trying to pull a fast one and pretend that the activities two different days were done the same day. They have been fooling the "sheeple" this way for years.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

After a very LONG flight to Japan, Angelina & oldest 4 walked out smiling, laughing, and playful. (Of course she had an entourage and video showed guards carefully scanning the crowd........as opposed to carrying a purse and looking nowhere like our well known purse carrying boobyguard.) She was lovingly holding hands as were the obviously well-loved children.
Wonder what Khate will do after she and her team read this?

Canadian Mom said...

bonehead said...

The thing that really makes me ill is that a few articles, say that Palin and Kate are strong hard working mothers who are supporting their family/children and that they are representive of American Mothers. This makes me also angry, cause they are not even close to ideal Motherhood. Not even on the same planet. If I were a mom I would be insulted. I'm insulted for my mother and all the real single hard working moms and the married ones as well.

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Excuse me for being rude, but is there a Mrs. Bonehead in the picture??

Because I think I just fell in love....

Brummygirl said...

P.A. Mom Knows:
Don't assume that there never was an investigation
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The operative word was MORE investigation. Let us hope Mr. Murt has more success.
Your name has always intrigued me, what exactly do you know that we don't?

bonehead said...

What tricks of production said: about more of the same outfits, so if they have to re-shoot something they can. Sounds to me like a TV show, not a reality TV show? Reality TV is just that, one shot deal, no re-takes. Regular TV, can take many takes to get it right. So, who is fooling who about those permits, or who got paid off? Or is PA just as greedy as Kate & TLC. JMO

Vanessa said...

ITA with the production team pulling a fast one as far as the sequence of events. J&K were probably told to try and keep the clothes clean for editing purposes. But don't forget, her other job was being on "stain duty" because they're family was NOT like anyone else's. Doing laundry for a family with 1 or 2 kids could not compare with the laundry SHE had to do...
When I found out she was RESELLING DONATED CLOTHES AT THE CONSIGNMENT SHOP, this was another turning point for me!

Vanessa said...

@bonhead,
But they DID go camping "on a budget" not once, but TWICE. :) For the first backyard campout, we saw them get all the latest and greatest camping gear "for free", then we saw ALLLL that equipment conveniently not make it to the new house. THEN CanDoKate had MORE free equipment given to her to have a "single mom" campout.
I wonder if Kate and Sarah duked it out for the free stuff they used in the Alaska campout? Betcha Kate won!

Vanessa said...

I bet Sarah Palin has no idea who Kate is. I really don't think she's a tabloid/gossip follower (she doesn't even read newspapers!)
She was probably told that there's this fascinating family, a single mom of EIGHT...blah blah...AND if she's under contract, she basically has to do what TLC asks of her.

Bubbles said...

Tip It, it's nice that you want to give Jon the benefit of the doubt, but he is being supported on the backs of those children, too. It was reported when he filed the custody papers that he is receiving $$ from TLC every month as long as he allows the kids to be filmed. He's been at home tweeting ads about Farmville and online survey sites he's promoting - apparently his only way of actually earning any money of his own accord. He's also tweeted about watching movies at least 4-5 times in the last week...must be nice to have enough free time to watch than many movies in a week while your kids are working.

Lights, Camera, Action said...

Tricks Of Production said...
if they need to reshoot a scene and edit it into the original footage that was shot the day before, then the outfits will be the same as they were in that initial shot.

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If they have to reshoot scenes then how is this a REALITY TV show? More like 1/3 reality, 2/3 staged and fake.

Speaking of staging - I noticed while watching an older episode yesterday that they staged Jon in the basement getting Alexis, who we are led to believe had slept on the couch, yet she was dressed in the same outfit Hannah and Leah were wearing. So obvious that Jon had taken her down there to shoot the scene.

wildflowers said...

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who/

Gosselin or Palin. Without a doubt pre or post airing of the episode, you will see KATE GOSSELIN doing the entire media circuit grand standing about her new found friend, Sarah Palin, and how her EIGHT children so enjoyed the Alaskan experience and the 'educational' memories of their time spent together. Barbara Walters is not scheduled to return to The View until some time in September, and I foresee Kate once again sitting in as co host. Most definitely , Kate Gosselin wont stop riding the coat tails of her 'Palin experience' until she suffers from carpal tunnel and her knuckles are bleeding from holding on so long and hard!

MabelD said...

Kate Gosselin Not Invited to 'Dancing' Reunion

This year's crop of celebrity hoofers on 'Dancing With the Stars' have stayed so close since the end of season 10 that they're even planning a big reunion dinner in Los Angeles in three weeks. All were invited, save for one: Kate Gosselin.

"Her invite must have gotten lost in the mail," one 'Dancing' insider tells me. "Of course she was not invited! We all became close during and after the show except Kate who hasn't returned anyone's calls or emails. You know it's bad when even creepy bachelor, Jake Pavelka, gets invited but she doesn't."

Now granted, Kate might be a little busy with her eight children, two shows and new best friend Sarah Palin (they're going camping!), but she couldn't return an email saying 'thanks but no thanks?'

"Kate has not spoken with anyone on the show since the day she left," insiders tell me. "Even her dance partner, Tony, who spent hours and hours alone with her hasn't heard a word from her."

more…
http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/27/kate-gosselin-dancing-with-the-stars-reunion/

Pony said...

On the subject of CPS and why the children haven't been "protected" - an attorney I know once told me that it's next to impossible to prove emotional abuse since there are no visible scars. Physical abuse can usually be proven because of the physical evidence like scars, burn marks, broken bones, etc. Emotional scars are invisible and often don't show up until years later. As far as I know, there is very little if any evidence of physical abuse. As much as some peope believe that spanking is abuse, in most states it isn't unless it's excessive and leaves bruises. Flat-handed swats don't leave marks and therefore don't constitute legal abuse. The one photo of Kate spanking Leah last summer would not be enough to trigger any sanctions.

Kelly said...

From an article about a Dancing With the Stars reunion:

"Kate is totally self-serving and is only concerned with leveraging off people in order to further her popularity. She is an opportunistic media hooker whose 'friendly actions' are pre-mediated in order to further her own career. Kate will never find true love until she starts to love herself again. She has sacrificed her friends for fame."

http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/27/kate-gosselin-dancing-with-the-stars-reunion/

Mary said...

turn on tv and the view was on. they had a photo up of Gooslins kids with thier birthmother, briefly how they were in Alaska. them stupid Sherry open her mouth saying that the kids will have a wonderful destiny (i think it was distiny word she used. that was it No word about birthmther and steve getting away for 2 days

Mary

Jane in California said...

You said it Bubbles re Jon being quite content to allow his children to continue working to support his worthless butt. For quite a long time, I was in Jon's corner, defended him against attacks, found good in him - but no more. I will say that during his infrequent time with the children, they seem to be happier and at least the girls get hugs from him. He much less often is photographed actually returning a hug to one of the boys, though they often wrap their arms around his legs.

I know TLC is a big opponent, but he could have sacrificed his own self-interests and kept those children from being filmed, if he had the real protective father instinct. He could have chosen to stay single and focused on his goal, or he could have chosen to become involved with a woman closer to his age and someone respected within the community. (I'm talking post-divorce of course.) Instead, he was so foolish as to believe he could live off his "celebrity."

He truly is a dumb ass. You might say there's no real harm in him, and I'd agree, but that's the sorrow of someone who is weak and lazy -- they will allow bad things to happen because they would rather take the easy way out than stand up and fight for what is right. That's why I have now come to despise Jon nearly as much as I do Kate. At least with Kate, what you see is what you get. Jon has this nice guy exterior but he's mistreating his children nearly as bad by letting Kate work them like dogs while he lives a life of idleness.

fidosmommy said...

Imagine the work ethic 8 children will have when they become adults.
Their Mommy does occasional spots
on TV shows and accepts freebies.
Daddy gets money for doing basically nothing, and they are both doing just dandy. The kids might just say Heck, we've worked our whole lives! Now that we are adults, we want to do what Mommy and Daddy do! Nothing!

Among my greatest fear for these children is a sense of entitlement, that the world owes them money.

fidosmommy said...

When Kate's DWTS invitation got "lost in the mail", I would guess her reaction was that she didn't need those has-beens in her social circle. She's movin' on up. She's been photographed with Donald Trump, gone camping with Sarah Palin, and will probably be asked to light the White House Christmas tree this December (I made that part up).

Nicole WHO? Evan WHO? Do they have TV shows? Then why are we even talking about them, asks Kate.

Betty Boop said...

http://www.tmz.com/2010/07/26/jon-and-kate-gosselin-custody-dispute-war-settlement-confidential/

So they reached a new custody and child support agreement? It must not be getting many hits as it's falling fast on TMZ.

Brummygirl said...

I would like you all to take a look at this YouTube video of the Dionne quintuplets. There are many more.
The quints, as they were called, were seized by the Canadian Government under the care of one man. This is the difference between the Gosselin children and the Dionne children.
The similarity is that these children were viewed through a screen, three times a day for anyone who wanted to peek into their daily lives. They were never let out of the hospital.
The Gosselin children are indeed at home and school...they are viewed through a different screen...t.v.
It took nine years for the parents to get their children back and then they abused them.
Today, only two are alive and they live in seclusion, still fighting the government for what was rightfully theirs. None of the Dionne quints ever received a penny of what was earned, two of them died young.
This was the most disgusting thing to happen to children and NO ONE PROTECTED THEM!! They all suffered from living their lives in a goldfish bowl.
My heart weeps for those dear girls
all they lost in the first nine years of their lives and for the events which happened afterwards.
The similarity here, is not physical abuse but the goldfish bowl syndrome. I still have hope that someone will save the Gosselin children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmvQ2vdMv0

Pat said...

If it wasn't for Jon, these kids would be working 7 days a week. How quickly everyone forgets the plans Kate had.

Midnight Serenade said...

"and will probably be asked to light the White House Christmas tree this December (I made that part up)."

Oh, geez, don't give her any ideas!

path said...

Now Kate's future on TLC is assured. With the new show American Chopper Senior vs Junior, TLC has turned family conflicts into shows!!! Kate vs. 8 coming in (what do ya think?) 6 yrs, 10 yrs????

Sport said...

Great post Bubbles.

If Jon has so much free time WHY NOT TRY BEING A DAD!

Man, I would love to not have to work and thus be able to spend that much more time with my own kids. Take advantage of it because I am sure it can't possibly last. How about a BBQ at the park? Trip to the Lake? Fly a kite or something? There are plenty of great things to do that dont have to cost money.

I too used to defend him and feel that he was generally a good guy being pushed around my a narcissistic, manipulative, control freak. Yet with every chance he has to make the right decision he makes the wrong one.

For someone who apparently hated the spotlight and living his life on film he sure hasn't done anything towards getting back to a 'normal' life.

He must see for himself what (K)Hate has become. Why dont you step in and be involved with your kids more? And here is an idea - instead or parading an Army of 8 around all the time dressed the same, break them into smaller, more manageable groups. Individualize the experience more for them. Take 3-4 of them to a ballgame or something. A different 2-3 to a museum. Get to know YOUR KIDS. Just because they were all born together doesn't mean they have to ALWAYS be together, so the SAME things and dress THE SAME.

Reading about these 'parents' makes me wonder if they even know their own children.

MabelD said...

I'll bet Kate's having a great time!

Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin & 8 Kids Go Camping -- in Alaska

One Type-A mom, one gun-toting conservative, mosquitoes, outhouses, sleeping bags, and a gaggle of kids could be some peoples' idea of a good time. More likely it's most peoples' nightmare, regardless of your political leaning. For an upcoming episode of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin and her brood will be hauling it to the woods for a camping trip with none other than Sarah Palin.

Did I mention the camping trip is taking place in Palin's home state of Alaska? Mosquitoes are the stuff of legend in Alaska. Alaska doesn't just have mosquitoes, it has monster mosquitoes. Thirty-five different kinds of mosquitoes. Creepers.

It gets progressively worse, oh yes it does.

more…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-stir/kate-gosselin-sarah-palin_b_657260.html

anotherthing... said...

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/26/sarah-palin-and-kate-gosselin-exactly-who-is-using-who

Loved it!

My favorite Part?...

...comparing Kates 'charisma' to a two by four.

Making it the most accurate discription to date.

And I think that Kate is using Sarah. Well, I doubt she knows what she is doing, she just does what TLC tells her to. But obviously she needs a boost in ratings. Sarah will make it interesting. Revive it in sheer morbid curiosity.

anotherthing... said...

The kids sure do look sad/down in those pics (of getting to Alaska).

I remember being a kid and getting to our destination for vacation, and OMG I would be so excited. Practically jumping out of my skin. It would be that tired/crazed/maniac kid (if there was time change/jet lag) or genuine 'cant wait to see it all' thing.


The bottome line is, those kids dont have either one of those things going on. They look like 'oh, here we go again... when can we go home?'

Chris said...

7/27/2010 11:10 AM

MabelD said...
I'll bet Kate's having a great time!

Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin & 8 Kids Go Camping -- in Alaska

One Type-A mom, one gun-toting conservative, mosquitoes, outhouses, sleeping bags, and a gaggle of kids could be some peoples' idea of a good time. More likely it's most peoples' nightmare, regardless of your political leaning. For an upcoming episode of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin and her brood will be hauling it to the woods for a camping trip with none other than Sarah Palin.

Did I mention the camping trip is taking place in Palin's home state of Alaska? Mosquitoes are the stuff of legend in Alaska. Alaska doesn't just have mosquitoes, it has monster mosquitoes. Thirty-five different kinds of mosquitoes. Creepers.

***********************************I've heard for over 50 years that the state bird of Alaska is the mosquito.

tigerfan said...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/27/kate-gosselin-dancing-with-the-stars-reunion/

Kate was being PAID to interact with her fellow DWTS cast mates while the show was on the air. Unless she was offered a compensation package that included $$ and the promise of air time on camera there is no way in he** Kate would waste any of HER precious time attending some lame DWTS reunion with individuals she could care less about. Heck, Kate doesnt even MOTHER her own children unless the cameras are rolling and she is being paid to do so!

kidsRablessing said...

Sport,
I agree with you about Jon. I believe he has always been lazy. He was raised affluent and indulged. His work ethics do not exist, he just worked before fame because he needed money to support his family. Him and Kate saw these sextuplets as cash cows from the time they found out they were having them. And unfortunately they were successful in selling their kids lives for money and fame. They are both lazy. Jon probably makes deals with Kate and TLC for money to support himself, by keeping the kids on TV and working. To me, he sold out his kids and did not protect them the way a dad should. He wants to wear Ed Hardy, drive fancy cars, get expensive tats, live a work free leisurely life. It amazes me beyond compare, that a father could actually live off of his kids the way Jon does, and not blink an eye. Does he feel no shame when he cashes those TLC checks?? I know Kate doesn't. I just hope they both become HAS BEENS really soon. Then they will have no choice but to work, since they are spending the G8's money like crazy.

longtimelurker said...

Did I mention the camping trip is taking place in Palin's home state of Alaska? Mosquitoes are the stuff of legend in Alaska. Alaska doesn't just have mosquitoes, it has monster mosquitoes. Thirty-five different kinds of mosquitoes. Creepers.

***********************************I've heard for over 50 years that the state bird of Alaska is the mosquito.
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Just to un-perpetuate the myth, although there are mozzies in Alaska, it is a VERY large state, and the heavily touristed areas are relatively low in mosquito traffic. In fact, the several times I have been to Alaska (north and south) the mosquitos not been an issue at all. Now the Yukon is an entirely different story!

BMWoP said...

tigerfan said...
Heck, Kate doesnt even MOTHER her own children unless the cameras are rolling and she is being paid to do so!

7/27/2010 12:06 PM


I don't even think she mothers them on camera anymore. I don't think she mothers them at all. I think she tolerates them ( barely )
for the camera, but mother them? No. That's what the hired help is for.

She has somehow made herself famous by going on tv "saying" her kid are her life, she loves her kids...blah blah blah. But when was the last time we saw her hugging a child, kissing them, smiling around them, encouraging them, or playing with them? She can say all she wants that she's a mother, but all I see is that she gave birth to them and bosses them around like a drill sergeant, but leaves the actual mothering to the nannies and camera crew.

That woman doesn't have nuturing in her DNA ( unless you consider keeping up with her tan and nails as nurturing ).

Bubbles said...

On June 3, 2009, this was an item on blind gossip:

BlindGossip – Who is contributing drama to a reality show on a carefully orchestrated schedule? This person/couple clearly has no problem at all sacrificing reputation for money. We have actually seen the rough schedule they have worked out to impart drama at key times to keep the bloggers chatting, to keep ratings high, and to raise their payout for this and (hopefully) future ventures. It’s totally designed to drag out this period of fame as long as possible, and orchestrated to stimulate waves of outrage and controversy followed by relative calm and/or sympathy, and then repeated. They are smart enough to realize their 15 minutes will come to an end, so they are milking it for all it’s worth right now. The next time you yell at the TV or text your friends about it, know that you have been used. Oh, and look for the introduction of a new “character” in the near future to shake things up even more.

It was posted on here at the time and there was much speculation that it was J&K, although some said maybe it was Heidi & Spencer. I still think it's J&K and they're still pulling this stunt. Around the time this was posted, I was thinking Hailey G was the "new character" but as Steve "the bodyguard" has been the one around consistently since then (and the one most often talked about) I think it was him.

JFaye said...

Kate was not invited to the Dancing with the Stars reunion. Here is one expert's take on why:

Relationship expert Matt Titus, author of 'Why Hasn't' He Called' and founder of TheLoveConsultants.com isn't surprised, telling me, "Kate is totally self-serving and is only concerned with leveraging off people in order to further her popularity. She is an opportunistic media hooker whose 'friendly actions' are pre-mediated in order to further her own career. Kate will never find true love until she starts to love herself again. She has sacrificed her friends for fame."
Add family to the list of what she has sacrificed for fame and that pretty much sums her up.

Tip It said...

When it is all said and done I still consider Jon the lesser of 2 wrongs.

bonehead said...

Canadian Mom, I'm flattered. I probably more than most people here feel a lot for those kids and the Duggar children, cause I was not fortunate to get married and have children. I see so much those children could be, by not being exploited. Or living in a cult fashion. Kate was lucky to have 8 healthy children. I know others who would have given their right arm to have a just one child. I know a few who went to China twice to adopt children. When I see Kate being mean to first Jon(stupid woman did not know she had a good man at that time) then to say trash about stuff she know crap about, then to be mean and distant to those kids, I want to reach through the TV and strangle her or slap the crap out of her. That is why I stopped watching Jon & Kate +8(right around the wedding take 2 episode) JMO

Somewhereinoh said...

Interesting how the 'paps' are so eager to capture Kate's bi weekly trips to the grocery store, pumping gas, and to the tanning salon but apparantly have ZERO interest in the goings on of Kate and her 8 while 'fighting off bears' with Sarah Palin in Alaska.
One would think that a 'pap' photograph of Ms. Thang and Sarah Palin together would be worth far more of a $$ shot than the dime a dozen shots of Kate pushing a Target shopping cart?

Glad she's not my mom said...

Since her handlers like to pick our brains for media ideas, then I guess we can look forward to pictures of Kate attempting to look 'motherly' with at least one of the children. Maybe hugging, appropriate hand holding, a [fake] laugh . . . ?

K8STFU said...

Since her handlers like to pick our brains for media ideas, then I guess we can look forward to pictures of Kate attempting to look 'motherly' with at least one of the children. Maybe hugging, appropriate hand holding, a [fake] laugh . . . ?

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TLC has already attempted to show
K8 being "loving" to Joel. It was right before the Maui trip and the kids were watching videos of Jon and K8's wedding - which looked beautiful, I might add . K8 started hugging Joel and telling him he has to sit next to her on the plane (paraphrasing). It was so awkward to watch because K8 was so awkward in showing any genuine tenderness to him.

Can't See Sheep said...

Wow, guys I didn't' expect my off-hand comments about making Canada safe from kate to generate such buzz. (sniff) The out pouring to protect Canada was wonderful, I love all the comments, I was in stitches, still am giggling about them. Sorry Pa Mom Knows, we just got rid of Celine Dione several years back, can't let kate in the country now. Alright Dustillies welcome aboard!

Thanks to all our friends south of the boarder who said they'd pitch in, I'd certainly do the same if she was heading for your State. Like I said, I feel so sorry that PA is stuck with this train wreck. You might have something pinkdiamond611, maybe if we put it out there that the only way a person can get into "deepest, darkest" Canada is via Niagara Falls in a barrel. Like those lost African kingdoms in the adventure books that you could only get into through a cave behind a waterfall.

I agree, kate would make up French as she went along. I can't speak for all the French, but I can speak for the French side of my family & they don't have ANY sense of humour when someone is playing with their language because they couldn't be bothered to expend the effort to learn a few actual words, kate would be run out of Canada so quick all that straw would fall off her head, if she made up French & my relatives were anywhere near her.

I have remembered however a particular season that would be okay for kate to visit. If she goes camping in Abitibi, or just across the boarder from it in Northern Ontario, from about mid May into June, then I guess it's okay for her to come. Here's one of my favourite Canadian shorts to humorously explain why.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo&feature=related

I have seen photo's that were taken up north, I thought they were taken during the evening, but they were taken at noon, that's how thick these black flies get. A lot of people keep their dogs & other animals inside during this season as the flies torment them to no end.

Other States, watch out, I can certainly see kate & TLC attempting to drag the kids to all 50 States thinking it would be cutesy or the thing to do. Look, the all American Gosselin 8 visit all 50 States. Maybe if we redraw maps & make boarders confusing.

Mary said...

Hi

If those paps were real Paps and not on TLC payroll how come they did not go off and follow kate and steve when they disappeared.

How did paps know where they were going?

Those paps are on TLC payrole I was all those crap entertaiment shows would find out who is paying for these photo's


Mary

Miranda said...

Can't See Sheep -- what a great song & hilarious video. Thanks!

I vote that we take up a collection to sent Ingrate Kate to North Ontar-i-o-i-o.

Sobby McFibberpants said...

jibberjabbers said...
Bonnie Fuller, a grown woman in her late 30's, wants to go camping with a bunch of kids she doesn't even know.

AND she wants to be one of Kate's kid? LOL! Too bad Bonnie, but you're not Asian looking, you're not part of any "multiples", and you're way too old.

Kate can't dress you in cute matching outfits.

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Hey Jibber-Jabbers, Thanks for the laugh. Just a note to make things even creepier, she's 53 years old!
I remember her being editor of YM magazine when I was a teenager.

As far the matching outfits go, Gymboree has "family looks" outfits that come in adult sizes as well. So, Kate can adopt 53 year old Bonnie Gosselin after all.
I was always curious why Kate didn't demand that Gymboree provide outfits for her to coordinate with her children and her perfect family image. Maybe she's waiting for their Exotic Dancewear line.

fidosmommy said...

I'm confused (nothing new). Why are posts from 2008 showing up on the side bar? I clicked on and started reading before I noticed how old they were - thought I was in a time warp and we were rehashing all the same stuff! LOL.

Sharla said...

Why did the old comments show up?

Blogger has frequent hiccups especially with comments. We sometimes get the same one two to four times in the queue. Sometimes we can't access the queue. And lately it's been bringing back things from long ago. Messing up the sidebar is probably just part of the same problem.

fidosmommy said...

Sharla, thanks for the explanation.

alana said...

Bubbles,

Re the Blindgossip item:

Thanks for the reminder. I think this is 99.5% possible, especially since we're dealing with Hate and The Lying Channel.


It boggles my mind why others just ignore it; I've brought it up numerous times and have finally given up trying. Maybe no one wants to give it credibility because to do so would put an end to all the blogging and drama. I, for one, would be relieved to find out it's all true; at least then it would be OVER.

Boo Kate said...

Last night on Chelsea Handle she said that if Kate wanted to know how to avoid Bears that they would simply dress them up to look like her 8 children.

Franky said...

Can't see sheep said...
I agree, kate would make up French as she went along. I can't speak for all the French, but I can speak for the French side of my family & they don't have ANY sense of humour when someone is playing with their language because they couldn't be bothered to expend the effort to learn a few actual words...


Allow me to speak for the french, since I live in the frenchest (lol) section of Montreal...Ummm..Kate wouldn't last a day here, one faux-pas and she would feel our wrath for all who disrepect..remember, our license plates' logo is "I remember"...LOL

Actually, now that I think about it, bring her here, I'll make sure she gets all cultured about the french, a true trip of a life-time =)

C said...

You know, I never thought you could pair any woman with Palin that would make me feel sorry for Palin! I don't hate the woman--I can't hate someone I've never met--but I strongly dislike her politics and her anti-intellectual stance. Still, Kate makes Palin look good. At least Palin didn't become governor of Alaska or VP candidate on the backs of her children. If and how she used her children afterwards...well, that's off topic, and I'm sure you can guess my opinion anyway.

I Just Had to Post This said...

Apparently, there is a DWTS reunion party soon and everyone was invited with the exception of Kate. Supposedly, she hasn't spoken a word to anyone since she got the boot. I remember at one point, Evan saying how close they are and are constantly texting one another. It didn't ring true to me and after this story, it proves it.

Also, she claims with the exception of her tummy tuck, she hasn't had plastic surgery. In fact, in one episode of The View, she even went as far to say that she's never had liposuction. I remember an episode of JK + 8, where she said at the time of her tummy tuck, she did have some "minor" liposuction. I don't know why that always stuck with me.

I used to love the show and her and thought her crazy behavior was understood because of her stressful life. I can't believe how stupid and blind I was!

Jane in California said...

Alana said:
It boggles my mind why others just ignore it; I've brought it up numerous times and have finally given up trying.
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I remember this discussion and others when they originally came up. One poster was very sure that the divorce was just a ratings grabber and then there would be a big reconciliation between Jon & Kate. So far, that hasn't happened and I sure don't see it on the horizon.

Rumors are just that - rumors. A blind gossip item that has never been expanded upon isn't something I get too excited about. IMO, I thought it more likely to be about Spencer and Heidi from The Hills, since everything they do also seems geared to get and keep attention.

In the end, what does it matter? We already know that Kate loves to be featured on gossip sites and will do what she can to try to keep her botoxed mug and even uglier tacky shoes and fake-n-baked self on their front pages.

Jon is a lazy dumbass who won't go to bat for his kids. He prefers to date women about 10 to 15 years younger than himself. He shirks real work. He occasionally drinks too much and likes to pretend he's still in his 20's. He seems to have a fairly easy-going temperament. He is content to have his 8 minor children work under the meanest woman in the world, so that he can have the easy life. What else can I say about Jon?

Okay, he's not as bad as Kate, but is being one or two rungs up the ladder from her really anything to be proud of?

Jane in California said...

Sorry to add one more comment that should have been included in my previous post: I'm not sure why some people think the blogging and discussion would be over if only we all recognized that everything Jon and Kate have ever done has been planned and scripted by them to elicit the most drama.

Let's say that fact was proven, once and for all, by the publishing of a secret diary in both their handwriting, proven by a handwriting expert, and supported by eye witnesses who testify they not only saw Jon and Kate write out their evil plan, but videotaped them doing so, and bango - here's the tape.

If proven beyond a shadow of a doubt this was their plan all along - it would not stop the blogging, but would actually skyrocket it.

In other words, maybe Jon and Kate wish they were "wicked smaht" enough to think up something so detailed and extensive, but truth is, they really aren't. Greedy as hogs - yes. Willing to sell out their own children - yes. Wicked smaht? Not so much.

2badsosad said...

There is something very sick and twisted when the goings on of Gosselin 8 while visiting Alaska is more hush hush then the time when the children were experiencing the traumatic life event of their parents divorcing. IMO, TLC and the various media outlets had no problem exposing the dysfunctional details of the Gosselin household post the J & K divorce announcement, but for whatever reason are going to great lengths to keep the Gosselin/Palin Alaskan adventure on the 'down low'.

Rebecca F. said...

In all the Alaska pictures, Kate is not smiling at any of the 8 ever.

Then there is a picture of Kate smiling at a fan, little boy with light blond hair. She only smiles for him?? The looks on the other kids' faces are priceless.

ICExploitation said...

Let's say that fact was proven, once and for all, by the publishing of a secret diary in both their handwriting, proven by a handwriting expert, and supported by eye witnesses who testify they not only saw Jon and Kate write out their evil plan, but videotaped them doing so, and bango - here's the tape.

I would so love the truth to be revealed - I would love to see Kate get her comeuppance. Unfortunately even if this were to ever happen - the sheeple would still not be convinced. These people drank the kool-aid and are stockholm syndromed to the max. They would explain away the diary and video tape as "that's not what she meant." They know better than Kate knows herself. or so they think. Poor unfortunate souls.

Ohio Buckeye said...

IMO it matters not what documentation we may some day find about just how contrived the entire Gosselin drama has been.

The mistake is in thinking that heavy blogging is related to high TV ratings.

I blog about programs I no longer watch, so if the TV geniuses want to use my blogging as a statistic to measure their 'success', so be it. Let them delude themselves.

I lost interest in K8G a long while back. I simply enjoy reading here and now only occasionally commenting. I enjoy the discussion even though there's not a chance in Hades I'll watch anything K8G ever again. Same goes for the Duggars, for whatever that is worth.

My blogging is in no way reflective of any interest in Gosselin World. So let them continue to contrive. Who cares?

Apathy re: these insipid 'reality' shows has been mine for awhile now and life is good.

People Will Just Turn Away said...

I saw something on my home page about Kate not being included in a reunion of the DWTS cast or something to that effect...and that they "dissed" her. So, who knows if this stuff is true but, if that's what happened, is this a surprise? Again, what part is gossip or fact, but there were enough "leaks" during her DWTS tenure to certainly figure that her diva attitude was frowned upon and I would assume also, her work ethic...she wasn't the only one of those "celeb" stars who have busy lives outside of the dance competition and everybody needed to work hard and rearrange schedules. It's really so basic...my grandmother's golden rule...to treat others as you would want them to treat you. Kate never seems to care much of how she affects others, so why should they care about her? It's so sad to see a person who refuses to change for the better. It's possible she's miserable and unhappy underneath all that attitude but, by not addressing her issues (I think we'd see a different Kate by now, had she done that), she's just going to continue to alienate people to where there's simply no one left in her life and she's going to wind up more alone than she already seems to be, except for her kids still being at home. How awful to not be able to turn to anybody else in time of need...because you've turned them all away. Kate may think that all she needs is Kate in this world but it's truly frightening to be really, completely alone out there in the big world.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Let's just hope she's buying savings bonds for her (dim) future.

dustilies said...

Kate, entourage, and kids flew back from Anchorage to LA today, apparently.

There are a bunch of photos taken at LAX. Kate looks grouchy and sulky as usual. Of course, any parent is not feeling tip-top after a multi-hour flight that will (eventually) connect to cross-continental flight back home. But her PR people seem completely unable to train her to maintain at least a neutral expression while the camera is on her.

What really disturbs me is how jaded the girl tups look (esp the one holding Kate's hand). They are too used to having strangers photograph them. They are so pretty, but look older than kindergarteners.

Speculation here, but . . . Are the tups aware that they seen as, well, a freakshow? How much fear do they feel in public? Yes, there are two bodyguards traveling with them, but are they old enough to understand that they are potential targets for kidnapping or harassment because of who they are (as opposed to the normal kid/parent worry about strangers)?

I bet those kids are looking forward to the beginning of the school year, when they can come back through the looking glass for several hours a day.

jasmine said...

I got caught up on the comments from the August, 2008 recent posts. Interesting reading, i.e., lipstick on a pig, the con artists new website, the childrens money, the PA Dept of Education and permits. Someone even commented about Gary Coleman.

bonehead said...

What got me about all the recent pics of the all 8 kids is not one was smiling and/or looked happy. The pics of them with their father they look as if they were enjoying themselves, content. Kate has not even smiled in any of the pics, but has a look of: I wish I were some place else and I hate this. One article said the kids were tired but excited, (at LAX)gee, they looked tired, but excited NOT. They looked unhappy. Even after a long flight to Japan, Angelina Jolie and 4 of her kids looked happy and one was laughing, and Angelina was all smiles. What a difference between the 2. Kate must really hate being around those kids now. She see them as employees not her children. Because I see is no mothering there. Just a boss giving instructions. Poor kids. JMO

Midnight Serenade said...

"Bonnie Fuller, a grown woman in her late 30's, wants to go camping with a bunch of kids she doesn't even know."

Actually, she's a month short of her 54th birthday, which, according to some, makes this desire even more strange.

Tip It said...

The kids might have been a bit more excited if they were going home instead of LA. One would never know if they were excited around Kate as they are not allowed to be joyous. It is feet still eyes forward and march with her. Hannah looks particularly older as does Aaden.

Tip It said...

I think that article would be related to Spencer and what's her name. They have all but admitted to that..i.e. the 12 plastic surgeries in one day. I don't know what they did that girls face but it looks like the face of a plastic doll. It couldn't be about JK as they are definitely not a couple. The divorce was very real, IMO, as in the animosity. I don't think they collaborate or agree on anything. Kate may be doing that but no way do I believe she enjoys all the negative publicity she gets.

alyssa said...

On 15 minutes gosselin style they now have pictures 5 pictures of collin hiding his face in 5 different days ,one with alexis covering her face and one with joel covering his.There is also a video on youtube which clearly shows collin hiding from the camera.The link is on that blog as well.Just look for "chronology of collin hiding his face".It's just so sad...

Natalie said...

Midnight Serenade said...
"Bonnie Fuller, a grown woman in her late 30's, wants to go camping with a bunch of kids she doesn't even know."

Actually, she's a month short of her 54th birthday, which, according to some, makes this desire even more strange.

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Didn't actually hear this comment, but it seems to me she's referring to Kate as the one who doesn't know the kids. Did I miss something?

ETphonehome said...

Hey Steve, the 'body gaurd', your wife called and wants to know when it will be HER turn to have you has a husband. That 'vacation' you took a few weeks ago didnt make up for the other 50 weeks in the year when you are off playing fill in 'hubby' for Kate and pretend 'daddy' to the Gosselin children.

Rachelle said...

How much longer do you think everyone here can continue to make comments about those poor kids hiding their faces, looking unhappy (and sometimes even about to cry)....before Khate goes on air saying she tells the children to do that, so the pictures won't be as valuable?
I know a lot of real celebrities try to hide their face, wear hats, never smile or say a work on tmz etc so the pictures will be boring and worth nothing.

Now....we ALL KNOW the only ones who take pictures of her and the kids are paid by TLC, but she never fesses up to it. So in her mind, this would be a logical explanation. And OF COURSE the children are always happy and smiling for the TLC cameras because they LOVE playing in front of them (not working of course) and that it is only the P-people that get frowns from them....
"oh if only they would stop hounding me and leave my children alone, Pa-pa, paparazzi!" exclaims Khate.

Too bad she didn't figure out that they would if she stopped pimping her own kids....

Hippie Chick said...

Here is what I think about Kate & the whole DWTS, burning bridges with everyone thing. When people stop doing things that benefit her, she is done with them. The same will go for her kids when they stop making money for her. I really find this pathetic, and unbelievably sad. We all know that when it stops making khate look good, she wants nothing more to do with it. I fear she will tell her children the same thing, unless they tell her to Go to H*ll first.

I know this is obvious. But I felt it should be stated. All of Tony's past partners had nothing but nice things to say about him. What is khate here but the common denominator, when it comes to Tony saying they don't keep in touch, or the cast not keeping in touch with her. She is the one that no one wants anything to do with. Wake up Sheeple. Your precious Khate is wrong, wrong, wrong. And evil, evil, evil.

Midnight Serenade said...

"Didn't actually hear this comment, but it seems to me she's referring to Kate as the one who doesn't know the kids. Did I miss something?"

I don't know. The blogger said that Bonnie Fuller, a woman in her late 30s, wants to go camping with kids she didn't know. I just corrected this by saying that Bonnie Fuller is well past her late 30s...she's actually approaching her 54th birthday.

HW said...

Hippie Chick said...
Here is what I think about Kate & the whole DWTS, burning bridges with everyone thing. When people stop doing things that benefit her, she is done with them.....
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This is so true. Your comment made me think of the countless times she would instantly send the kids to John when they acted up.."...that's it. You're going with Daddy." She did this all the time. If they couldn't keep her happy, despite their young age, she literally made them get away from her. This also set their daddy up to look like "punishment." If you're naughty you have to spend time with your father?
This woman is so sick. And every time I see a new person added to her entourage I feel even sicker that there is one more person witnessing the mistreatment of these children and doing absolutely nothing.

she is evil and irrelevant said...

It's amazing how the Gosselins just fall off the radar unless TLC wants them to be noticed. Kate claims the paparazzi follow her (roll eyes), yet no pix except at the Alaska Zoo and LAX. If she's such the celebrity (eyes still rolling), then why don't we know her every move? How is it that she can't pump gas or go to Target in Cowpoo, PA without the same damn photographer documenting her boobage yet she can travel under the radar in LA, where paparazzi are all over the place? Man, if TLC didn't tip off/ pay Chris, she'd probably never be in the news. So pathetic that she keeps bitching as if she hates the intrusion. It must have been so painful to her to finally plant privacy hedges.

wildflowers said...

Hippie Chick said...
Here is what I think about Kate & the whole DWTS, burning bridges with everyone thing. When people stop doing things that benefit her, she is done with them.....

All one has to do is reflect back over the past 6 years as the example of how Kate uses people and then tosses them aside when the individuals are no longer a benefit to her PERSONAL, BUSINESS, and FINANCIAL agenda. Kate's parents = gone, Beth Carson and family = gone, Jodi / Kevin and family = gone etc... ALL Kate's 'relationships' past and present were/are SELF SERVING.

Oh Snap-More K8! said...

Oh yuck! Was unfortunate enough to see some JK+8 "previews" on tv yesterday, and they are RE-running the early episodes??! Talk about milking for all its worth! I mean, let's go back and do the entire baby-and-toddlerhoods again...yawn! But boy K8 was just as nasty and sour back then! Just w/o the plastic enhancements.
I guess TLC/K8/TPTB can't let their cash cow go....

karma will get her said...

wildflowers, yep, Kate burns bridges when people can no longer benefit her in the short run. But she is so stupid that she can't see how myopic that is. We all know that fame and money are more important to her than anything else. But if she had just been a normal person, she wouldn't have the need for all the nannies, for instance. There were kind friends and relatives with true affection for her kids who were happy to help. Even if they had to put up with her in order to help. She discarded parents, siblings, sweet Jodi and Beth, and an adorable husband all because she wanted attention and money more than anything. And those poor kids are the big losers here. They have lost people who truly love them and are now reduced to spending time with their unloving, bitchy, neglectful, scary mean, embarrassing, boob baring mother, paid caretakers, and this year's victim/soon to be discarded friend, Jamie. No grandparents to indulge them, no aunts and uncles, no cousins to grow up with, no best friends of note (Kate seems too paranoid/controlling to allow the kids to have friends of their own choosing), and limited access to their beloved father. Kate may not need friends, she only loves Kate. But the kids sure could have used many of the people she's cut off. Sad thing is that the discarded folks are undoubtedly relieved to be free of the obnoxious pig that is Kate, so blowing them off hurt no one but the kids.
They have been deprived of so much in Kate's quest to "provide" for them. And the discarded celebrity acquaintances? Well, they got off easy. Ironic that she thinks she's better than them, but even the D list celebs on dwts have blown HER off. The bitch will be all alone someday, but at least she'll have the perkiest breasts in the substandard nursing home her kids will put her in.

Protect8 said...

If Kate Gosselin really did not want those awful "P People" to photograph her and her children then she would not dress them alike. The girls are dressed identically as are the boys. What is interesting is the children are very distinct in their facial features and don't look alike. Maybe at 3 years old it is cute to dress multiples alike but at age 6?

HOWEVER, to make sure they are phtographed, Kate dresses them alike for attention and then puts on her irrritated face when the P-People are there to photograph 6 children, who really don't look alike but are dressed alike. The children are sad little pawns. They are this era's Dionne Quintuplets. Dressing them alike is how Kate keeps the myth going - well, that and keeping them in high chairs and bibs.

Why are the kids so happy in the photos with Jon? Maybe because they can be their individual selves. Maybe because when they are with Jon they, like other children their age, choose their own clothes to wear.

I have yet to see a photo of Kate Gosselin with her children where she is connecting with them and smiling, touching them affectionately or actually getting down on their level and talking to them. On her show she talks to the camera crew, the producer but not her children unless she is ordering them and then she screeches loudest because she uses a power washer or swims with a dolphin or sees a common crocodile open its mouth. "Look at me, look at me!!!!"

Over and over we see her ugly attitude to her children (how in the world can she have fans who think this is okay!!!) and shouting at her sextuplets who are all dressed alike. Disgusting - simply disgusting.

Brummygirl said...

Jane in California said:
In other words, maybe Jon and Kate wish they were "wicked smaht" enough to think up something so detailed and extensive, but truth is, they really aren't. Greedy as hogs - yes. Willing to sell out their own children - yes. Wicked smaht?
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I agree with you Jane. I never did buy into the conspiracy theory, those two just went along for any ride T.L.C. took them if it included money.
I dub them *Clueless in P.A.*

bwahaaahaa said...

What on earth do you think the ROL fools are doing with themselves now that they can't make hundreds of daily posts regarding their beloved Flintstone toed Sasquatch? Seriously, they must be dying now that the site is disabled due to celebs with real drama going on in their lives. No updates on Kate's extensions or latest visit to the nail salon! No one to berate because they don't worship the waistless one. No way to declare their admiration for the way she 'provides' for her tragic children or to update each other with the boring details of their sad lives. Gosh, how will we know who is painting their kitchen or who is going to a movie? How will we survive without being told yet again that we should go pay attention to our kids from people who spend their entire day on a celebrity website? Gotta say, it makes me smile to think of the withdrawals the ROL regulars (all 12 of them) and Kate herself must be going through.

Can't See Sheep said...

Rachelle said...

How much longer do you think everyone here can continue to make comments about those poor kids hiding their faces, looking unhappy (and sometimes even about to cry)....before Khate goes on air saying she tells the children to do that, so the pictures won't be as valuable?
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That'll probably happen as soon as kate reads your comment Rachelle. I can see her now calling up her PR person at three in the morning, telling them that they must now spin the kids hiding their faces like the person on the blog said.

she is evil said...

Protect8, I agree that the dressing alike thing is for the attention and to make sure no one forgets that those kids are sextuplets. The other thing Kate does to those poor girl tups when she wants to be sure they're photographed (with her, dressed like a slut, of course) is to have their hair done in what I refer to as violent hairdos. You know what I mean: buns, braids, ponytails pulled so tightly that you know they had to hurt being put in and which much give them headaches after a while. Even their hair makes me sad.

Lookatme said...

she is evil said...
Protect8, I agree that the dressing alike thing is for the attention and to make sure no one forgets that those kids are sextuplets.

Let's not forget Kate's oh so 'wise' idea of putting tape over the tup's back packs for 'security reasons, the trip to Dutch Wonderland and the tups wearing identifying t-shirts with the name GOSSELIN and their birth # on the back, the 4th of July walk of the 'rings' and Kate yelling ' Don't mind us'.

Please keep Kate in the USA said...

Hmm...
From the MSN homepage - Unceremoniously Dumped: TV folks who lost their jobs

"It takes a certain kind of charmer to get fired off a show before it even begins, and that's just what happened to Kate Gosselin (aka the most obnoxious woman on television). Tapped as a potential co-host for a "View" style talk show called "Momlogic," Gosselin alienated the producers with her unpleasant public behavior (including her split from husband Jon) and got axed in the process. Sadly, this setback didn't keep her off TV: we had to endure her on "Dancing with the Stars" (where she allegedly pushed to have her pro partner fired, despite the fact that he carried her dead weight through each weekly routine)."

Nothing about Twist of Kate though.

About the dressing alike - my sister and I, 2+ year age difference, were always dressed alike and mistaken for twins. Neither of us were impressed! Didn't happen past age 4 and 6 though because my mother realised that it bothered us.

NT said...

I just saw pics online that show Kate and kids are back home. The kids look happy!!! Hopefully they can punch out for ahwile. Can't imagine how much protection Steve can do with both hands full of heavy bags.

letsgetREAL said...

NT said...
I just saw pics online that show Kate and kids are back home. The kids look happy!!! Hopefully they can punch out for ahwile. Can't imagine how much protection Steve can do with both hands full of heavy bags.

Not only does Kate have a 'magic' bra that gives the illusion of having a breast augmentation but also a hair and makeup fairy on stand by to give her that fresh blow out and professionally applied makeup. Seriously , it would be interesting to just how many individuals accompany this 'single' mom of 8 when she travels and their ONLY responsibilites are tending to her PERSONAL needs ie hair, makeup, mani/pedi, food, bottled water, etc.. excluding the nannies, helpers, assistants, security, and PR.

fidosmommy said...

Please keep Kate in the USA said...

About the dressing alike - my sister and I, 2+ year age difference, were always dressed alike and mistaken for twins. Neither of us were impressed! Didn't happen past age 4 and 6 though because my mother realised that it bothered us.

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Kate realizing something? Remember, Kate does not notice other people, according to her own words. Those kids are doomed to
identicalism until the show shuts down and the free clothes stop coming. Then we'll start seeing them in school uniforms and whatever Tshirts and pants are on top of the heap.