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191 comments:

Morning Song said...

PA Mom Knows said:

"It's not a public school "district." It's a private school transportation system. The bus "stop" is in a public parking lot. Parents may park anywhere they choose when picking up the kids and dropping them off. Parents are allowed on the bus."
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I'd be angry if I were another parent dropping off my kids on the first day and she is parked a foot from the bus throwing her kids on. It's not like they'd believe she is just trying to avoid publicity. I doubt any other parent parks right up on the bus like that. I also doubt any other parent just jumps on the bus either. That's a bit much. If they wanted to micro manage that badly they could just go to the school with their kids and avoid the bus.

Brummygirl said...

Morning Song said...
PA Mom Knows said:

"It's not a public school "district." It's a private school transportation system. The bus "stop" is in a public parking lot. Parents may park anywhere they choose when picking up the kids and dropping them off. Parents are allowed on the bus."
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I'd be angry if I were another parent dropping off my kids on the first day and she is parked a foot from the bus throwing her kids on. It's not like they'd believe she is just trying to avoid publicity. I doubt any other parent parks right up on the bus like that. I also doubt any other parent just jumps on the bus either. That's a bit much. If they wanted to micro manage that badly they could just go to the school with their kids and avoid the bus.
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I thought it was a little over the top. Have never seen the car that close to the bus before.
I agree with Morning Song that if I were one of the other parents, I would wonder at her entitlement to be that close.
As I stated before, it looked like a covert operation!! Anything for attention, or maybe she wasn't looking her best so was trying to get out of there as quickly as possible.
Whatever the reason, it was just plain stupid, but then, that is Kate!!
We know why Kate would not drive them to school, too much time out of her day.

jibberjabbers said...

That little stunt Kate pulled off at the bus stop was pathetic. It didn't prevent the paps from taking any photos or video. All it did was give her supporters a reason to believe that Kate hates the paps.

Which of course, is a lie. It was staged and it all done for the paps.

Same goes with Jon's "towel" stunt. Lame.

PA G-ma said...

When I saw the video of K8 parking so close to the school bus, I noticed that she went into the bus twice. It appeared to me that one or more of the kids were having a problem and she was frazzled at the time. The "problem" most probably began at home or in the van and from K8's manner, she was not a happy camper. By parking so close to the bus, she tried to avoid the kids' exposure to the outside world and this incident put a "crimp" in a possible new show idea of "back to school".

K8s helper also seemed to be gritting her teeth and was trying to get the backpacks into the bus rather fast. She had to get back into the van with K8 to go home and I'm sure the ride was not going to be pleasant. This re-enforced my impression of the incident.

K8STFU said...

If they wanted to micro manage that badly they could just go to the school with their kids and avoid the bus.

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Exactly.

I don't get it. Isn't there SOMETHING the other parents can do to stop this circus ? You would think that after last year and all the craziness , something would have been done to prevent the paps/TLC cameras from filming. Is the parking lot considered "public" or retail property ?

PA G-ma said...

I saw the latest commercial (not on TLC) about the NYC trip. Stupidity reigns all around! The use of Maddy is so unkind but it does prove one sure thing. This child has more common sense than K8 and TLC combined. She knew that the working conditions were horrific due to the heat and humidity but the kids were pressed to continue with their "jobs". Her statement, "we'll all be dead in 10 seconds", was not taken seriously by the adults in control. The horses in NYC were treated more humanely than the Gosselin kids that day. Big shame on Kate, TLC and all those involved in production. I really can't comprehend why K8 is treated like the "golden cow" and the money-making workers (kids) are treated like serfs.

It's sad that a mother refuses to take care of her children with love, compassion and common sense. It's a parent's commitment and duty to take proper care of their minor children but in K8's world, this obligation is reversed.

Beware K8, karma's a beech!

pinkdiamond611 said...

School buses should be under the laws of the Dept of Motor Vehicles. It doesn't matter if it is a private school or public school. There are specific rules that apply to yellow school buses. Such as when the bus is loading, the flashers and the stop sign should be out. Is this not a law in PA? Same goes for crossing over a railroad track. In NY the law is that school buses must come to a complete stop before crossing over. It doesn't make a difference who is riding in the bus. The law is the law. We never hear from parents from the children's school. My theory is that they keep their mouths shut so that the Kart does not pull the kids out of the school. They then can keep a close watch out for the kids.

BMWoP said...

Why do I think if Jon had been the one to drop them off, the kids would've simply hugged their dad, got on the bus, Jon would've waved to them and the driver without having to get on....twice....and the bus would've been on its merry way?

EVERYTHING Kate does has to be so melodramatic. It's the image she created for herself and has to maintain.

nikki said...

If a creepy guy in a trench coat stood in the car park and took photos of the school kids, the police would have been summoned.
Public carpark or not. If kate/ school/parents wanted the paparzzi shooed away, I bet the local police would a have been happy to help.

i have something better to do said...

I would hate to be a Gosselin kid. It was the first day of school. Why couldn't it be a relaxing happy experience even if there are 8 of them. Everything was done as if Kate is in a big rush and hiding from the paprazzi. I bet those kids look foward to getting on the bus to relax before the day ahead.

Hambone said...

PA G-ma said...
I saw the latest commercial (not on TLC) about the NYC trip. Stupidity reigns all around! The use of Maddy is so unkind but it does prove one sure thing. This child has more common sense than K8and TLC combined. She knew that the working conditions were horrific due to the heat and humidity but the kids were pressed to continue with their "jobs".

Her statement, "we'll all be dead in 10 seconds", was not taken seriously by the adults in control.

8/28/2010 7:16 AM


She's referring to Kate steering the boat, not the heat. Mady was being facetious.

Then again, maybe Kate had been hitting the bottle ( she was acting very loopy ) and Mady knew she was drunken steering the boat. Who knows.

One thing is clear, though. Mady has been appearing more and more bothered/embarrassed by her mother's actions and her reaction is to sass at Kate or criticize her to the camera. She knows her friends are watching this trainwreck.

Brummygirl said...

PinkDiamond611 said:
School buses should be under the laws of the Dept of Motor Vehicles. It doesn't matter if it is a private school or public school. There are specific rules that apply to yellow school buses. Such as when the bus is loading, the flashers and the stop sign should be out. Is this not a law in PA?
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It seems as though P.A. is a law unto itself from some of the judgements made.

PA Parent said...

"Such as when the bus is loading, the flashers and the stop sign should be out. Is this not a law in PA?"

Of course it is...on public roads, or highways, but this is not a road, this is a parking lot! It is actually much safer to pick up kids here than it is on a narrow rural road. Parents can actually escort their children to the bus because they are able to park their cars safely in the lot and walk with their children. This is a lot that is relatively empty at that time of the morning, and there is not a multitude of children getting on this bus...only a handful! Each one is guided onto the bus by a parent or guardian.

Parking Lot Paps said...

"Public carpark or not. If kate/ school/parents wanted the paparzzi shooed away, I bet the local police would a have been happy to help."

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Not in a public parking lot! It's called Freedom of the Press, found in the Bill of Rights. Had they been shooed away, you can bet that complaints would be filed against law enforcement and the paps would be screaming bloody murder about it.
If, however, they had touched those children in any way, harrassed them or gotten in their faces, obstructed the school bus from leaving, etc., then it's a whole different ball game.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Brummy said..."We know why Kate would not drive them to school, too much time out of her day."

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Would you want to spend four hours every day driving to and from school, especially when afternoon traffic is horrendously horrendous??!! Reading kids ride the bus. Parents from Reading don't drive their kids to school. That's why there are Reading buses!

Look at it this way...it's four hours NOT spent with Kate -- the kids are with their classmates!

Proud Grandma said...

I have not been able to access the video of the "covert" action of Kate and the kids and the bus. I have just seen the photos. For some reason When I hit "play" it just froze my screen. (K8 strikes again).
However I was interested in seeing the contrast between loading the kids on the bus and the pick up. When K8 loaded them, it was a dramatic, park right next to the bus, drag the kids out of the van by the arm and load them on the bus and then board the bus(photos didn't show that, but an account has her going on the bus a couple of times). Why? Maybe she was scared that Mady was already blowing the whistle on the crappy summer working their little butts off.
Anyhow, then we have photos of the kids being met by Jon, he parks away from the bus ( I know I know, some folks will say that so that the Paps can see and photo the happy reunion). The kids look happy, he looks relaxed and happy too. He doesn't go in for the drama that K8 seems to insist on. Did you see a body guard with Jon? With the kids? NO. So that tells me that the Booby Guard is for K8 and to hell with what happens to the kids or Jon.
Funny how Jon gets bad publicity but TLC don't seem to think he needs a "body guard" to keep a lid on his shenanigans, but K8 can't be left alone for a minuet. Hmmmm.
Who are they really afraid of?

Brummygirl said...

Would you want to spend four hours every day driving to and from school, especially when afternoon traffic is horrendously horrendous??!!
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No, but neither would I subject my young children to that amount of travelling either.

PA Parent said...

"I agree with Morning Song that if I were one of the other parents, I would wonder at her entitlement to be that close."

Other parents may do the same thing, if they so choose. I don't imagine that the paps are going to camp out there every morning and every afternoon throughout the school year. This, too, shall pass.

This is a public parking lot where the bus picks up the kids. Parents may park anywhere they want. She decided to park near to the bus. Parents may park next to her. Parents (and bus drivers) make sure that their children have safe access to the bus. The entire pick-up procedure is not lengthy. This is NOT an entire busload of kids!

PA law does indeed have school bus laws -- very strict ones at that. If there is a concern about the safety at the pick-up location, then one may contact the transportation system used, and the PA DMV for answers to their questions.

Contract Honorer said...

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Reading kids ride the bus. Parents from Reading don't drive their kids to school. That's why there are Reading buses!
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But since everything Kate does is "for the kids," and Mady and Cara already went to this school before they moved, why didn't they just buy a house closer to the school? Neither Jon nor Kate were bound by a job or a desire to be close to family that made them buy their place. Wernersville is a good 40 minutes from their school, and that doesn't include all the stops the bus makes. That is a LONG ride for those kids and a long day when J+K have nothing else to do. But I guess any time away from Kate is golden.

True story: I work in Reading and because I have a long commute, my family and I were going to buy a house there. We looked at the same school the Gosselins go to. It's a wonderful, outstanding school. Two things finally made us not make the move: 1) the long ride the kids would have to do on the bus; and 2) my daughter would have been in class with the tups. It sounds crazy, but we were just worried about the circus they create. We also worried, and this sounds crazy, that there was a possiblity some demented sheeple might try to do the kids harm there. As Jon said, the kids were exposed to every pedophile and lots of unstable people who truly believe they have been a part of the kids' lives.

On another note, this seems to be how it's always gone: Kate acts entitled and has the nerve of a pig, never thinking about anyone else (e.g. pulling the van right up to the bus or having Stevie clear a path)...and no one says anything! I think if I were one of those parents, I would clearly let Kate and Stevie know that their rights end where the other children's rights begin. Going back to school causes enough anxiety for kids; no one needs this circus.

Canadian Mom said...

Contract Honourer said...

It's a wonderful, outstanding school. Two things finally made us not make the move: 1) the long ride the kids would have to do on the bus; and 2) my daughter would have been in class with the tups. It sounds crazy, but we were just worried about the circus they create. We also worried, and this sounds crazy, that there was a possiblity some demented sheeple might try to do the kids harm there. As Jon said, the kids were exposed to every pedophile and lots of unstable people who truly believe they have been a part of the kids' lives.

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Nice to see that there are some parents who truly put their children first!

There really should be a true 'contract' parents must sign when agreeing to raise children (Kate, are u listening???)...

Even when adopting a pet from the SPCA, one must sign a 'contract' of promising good care...

Lanc Native said...

Contract said..."That is a LONG ride for those kids and a long day when J+K have nothing else to do. But I guess any time away from Kate is golden."

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True. I totally agree. It is a long ride, but Reading kids do it all the time. I wouldn't want my child having that long a ride (I'd drive them every day, no matter what!), but I have known kids who were "lifers" at the school, who rode the bus every day, from Kindergarten through graduation. I guess they just get used to it over time, where it becomes part of their everyday school experience. The Reading area needs a comparable private school of the same excellent academic reputation, but it just hasn't happened yet!

Why didn't they buy a house closer to the school? My guess (and this is only a guess) would be that it was time to get out of the area. It was on to bigger and better things. They could have stayed in E-town and added an addition to their house, but what they wanted was acreage, and let's face it, at that time there just weren't too many properties close to the school with that much land or privacy. Keep in mind, too, that they were not exactly welcome in the E-town area. Wasn't this also at the same time that they were thinking about moving to NC or Virginia, and weren't sure that they were even going to stay in the area, and that the twins would transfer to another school system? When they found the new property, they decided to stay and send all of the children to the same school.

"As Jon said, the kids were exposed to every pedophile and lots of unstable people who truly believe they have been a part of the kids' lives."

I'm sorry your daughter missed out on being a member of the school community. All of the children are protected beyond belief, and there is no circus when it comes to the educational experience. Did you talk with the head of lower school, or with the headmaster about your concern? I can, however, understand your hesitation. Hopefully you found an excellent school for her.

Barbra said...

It's a 40 min ride to the kids school, so where does the 4 hour drive come in? And as far as other parents could do the same as kate does, first of all, there isn't room for everyone to pull right up there and second, there isn't time usually on a bus route's schedule for a parent to make two trips onto the bus. But then again, she's kate and rules can't possibly apply to her, after all, she's 'entitled' to special treatment! Well, at least SHE thinks so and as usual someone (in this case the bus driver) lets her get away with it. When are people going to stop catering to this person who has no boundaries to her greed?

winsomeone said...

I thought the place where the bus picks up the kids was a small shopping mall? If so, it's surely not pubic land, but privately owned. Usually even fender benders in such places are considered on private property and treated differently, and thus the paps could be kept off the land just as they are on the Gosselin property?

Ladylou said...

Every time I see Khate she is wearing some top without a bra. The girls have certainly been enhanced but I am beginning to think she doesn't even own a bra any more.

The visions she is blazing into her 5 daughters eyes is just so vile.

The girls taking after Khate should make a mother just so proud!

Lanc Native said...

"It's a 40 min ride to the kids school, so where does the 4 hour drive come in?"

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Maximum one hour (from her house) depending upon the traffic. Someone asked why Kate doesn't drive the kids and pick them up. One hour to school. One hour to drive back home. One hour to pick them up. One hour to take them home. Four hours of driving time for her.

Parents may park wherever they want. If they get there before she does, they can park near the bus if they choose. This is not a school bus route along a highway or rural road. Parents may walk with their child to the bus and make certain that he/she gets there safely.

Canadian Mom said...

Maximum one hour (from her house) depending upon the traffic. Someone asked why Kate doesn't drive the kids and pick them up. One hour to school. One hour to drive back home. One hour to pick them up. One hour to take them home. Four hours of driving time for her.

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So...2 precious hours of talking time...one hour on the way to school, one hour back home...

I always found my son talked more when we were driving, and I treasure those discussions!

Kate can do all her 'errands' on her way back home or on the way to pick them up again...gives her plenty of time, she's alone, and I'm sure there's a "FedEx" place on the route, along with a nail/tanning/hair salon...

Sorry, but no excuses for Kate this time...she doesn't have a regular job to attend to, nor does she have housework to do at home...the least she could do is drive her children to school to avoid the press...

Kids come first ALWAYS. At least they should.

fidosmommy said...

Ladylou said...
Every time I see Khate she is wearing some top without a bra. The girls have certainly been enhanced but I am beginning to think she doesn't even own a bra any more.



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Yeah, it would seem so. But one of the recent pictures of her shows her black bra straps and a hint of the cup under her top. So while it makes rare appearances, she does own one. Or has Steve bring her one of Gina's when she needs one. snark.

kidyounot said...

Even if the Gosselin children were driven to school as opposed to taking the school bus, Kate certainly wouldnt be the one driving them to and fro. Kate's morning(s) would be spent with her behind comfortably planted in a chair while her various stylists worked hours on her hair and make up in preparation for her daily 'errand running' appearances at various local parking lots.

She Can't Win - We're Not Surprised! said...

I suspect that the reason she pulled up so close to the bus was that last year there were complaints that she parked further away so she could parade the kids for pap pictures.

We know she and her handlers read this blog - I think this new routine is in reaction to the last year complaints that she was not giving the kids any privacy as she paraded them across several parking spaces.

However! She is nothing if not... bitchy - she probably figured "well I'll just pull right up to the bus door then and show them!"

OR - Maybe she was fed up with the kids from the van ride and knew she was going to be jerking their little arms off as she dragged them from the van, and didn't want that photographed.

Kart, you cannot win here. Obviously you just don't have the hang of good parenting.

One never knows what she will come up with next. To tell the truth, I'm not really interested....

I do however think there will be some last ditch effort to make some kind of splash as she is losing her spot to the new TLC tups.

My hope is that this time next year, this blog will be closed, folks will say "Kate who?"

I sure hope she has saved some money to live on.... of course she could always go back to nursing. Oh wait, no hospital would hire her due to the drama cloud that follows her.

Tami said...

PinkDiamond611 said:
School buses should be under the laws of the Dept of Motor Vehicles. It doesn't matter if it is a private school or public school. There are specific rules that apply to yellow school buses. Such as when the bus is loading, the flashers and the stop sign should be out. Is this not a law in PA?
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It seems as though P.A. is a law unto itself from some of the judgements made.

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It seems that way to me. It also seems some people think everything involving this school is sacred and above reproach. I would not want my child to have to travel such a ridiculous distance to school. Clearly the school is not so perfect that it guarantees a child will be leaps and bounds above other kids academically or the poor kids would not have had to repeat pre-k. No, I would not want my kids riding a bus to their first day of kindergarten.

Tami said...

Maximum one hour (from her house) depending upon the traffic. Someone asked why Kate doesn't drive the kids and pick them up. One hour to school. One hour to drive back home. One hour to pick them up. One hour to take them home. Four hours of driving time for her.
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Well, different parents have different methods, but personally, I would want to take my kids on their first day of school. So to avoid the "4 hours of driving time", I would just keep myself busy in the town where the school is located until they are done for the day. This would not be a difficult thing for Kate especially. A mall trip or a trip to the spa to get her nails done should have taken care of that. It's one day. I don't think it's too much to ask of her since she spends so much time on herself and will run off to NY and other locations regularly to do what she pleases.

Rebecca. said...

Can someone post the link to the school bus video? I can't seem to find it.

Thanks.

tigerfan said...

Regardless whether it be a private or public school or the loading of the bus occurs on private or public property, I would be a pretty peeved parent if I had to wait and my schedule disrupted while Kate makes this big display of 'stratigically' loading and unloading her 8 on the school bus. Not to mention the completely unnessary presence of the paparazzi nonsense.

Barb In Nebraska said...

I was trying to get on their old website. Remember the sixgosselin site? It's been either hacked or infected with malware. Figures!

Brummygirl said...

I was watching E.T. tonight and they were guessing who the new D.W.T.S. competitors would be.
Jon Gosselin's name was thrown into the mix, so here's a concept, what if Kate was chosen to interview the new ones knowing that Jon would be there.
Hmmm....just a thought!!!!! :)

Utah Jazz said...

@ Canadian Mom..."So...2 precious hours of talking time...one hour on the way to school, one hour back home...
I always found my son talked more when we were driving, and I treasure those discussions!"

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That's YOU and probably every other parent who treasures their kids. I love to drive my kids to school and pick them up. I'll miss the day when it comes to an end. However, in this case, maybe the kids don't WANT to spend two hours in a car with Kate!! Would you?

jojow said...

I wish Jon would do DWTS. I think it would be fantastic - especially since he will do so much better than Kate. I mean, he can't do worse.

The best thing about it, I think, would be the difference in their attitudes. Maybe Jon can't dance, but I bet he can smile.

Utah Jazz said...

"The best thing about it, I think, would be the difference in their attitudes. Maybe Jon can't dance, but I bet he can smile."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And I bet he can take directions, and have fun during the whole process.

Bag lady said...

Oh I hope Jon does DWTS! It would put the Gosselin name back on the map and be great publicity for Twist of Kate. I admit it - I'm really curious about TOK and I want it to be successful. Anything to get the kids off TV so they can be regular kids. Let the parents bring home the organic bacon!

Tizzie said...

kidyounot said...

Kate's morning(s) would be spent with her behind comfortably planted in a chair while her various stylists worked hours on her hair and make up in preparation for her daily 'errand running' appearances at various local parking lots.
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Last year on the first day she cleaned out the twins' room, tossing stuff down the stairs and finished up with 6 bags of "trash". I still wonder what the twins' reaction was when they got home from school that day. I bet Kate didn't care if she trashed something that was important to them!

Canadian Mom said...

Utah Jazz said...
However, in this case, maybe the kids don't WANT to spend two hours in a car with Kate!! Would you?

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That would be a resounding "Hell NO!"...good point ;)

Easy Access in the back of the Divider Limo... said...

when kate did the 6 bags of "trash" of the kids things last year on the first day of school, she threw away a pillow that had Cara's name embroidered on it. that is so wrong and alot of the kids favorite toys.
who does things like that? where was Steve, couldn't he stop her?
i believe she went wacko because all the kids were in school, not filming making her money to support her opulent lifestyle.

I hope when the kids get old enough maybe they can get emancipated and get an attorney and sue the heck out of TLC and their mother and the state of PA for mental abuse, verbal abuse and working them with out a legal permit.

you get your 5 year olds a permit to film a reality show, when actually you are suppose to be 7 and a movie only. and what about Mady and Cara? they were 5 years old 4 years ago what about their permit?

kate is horrible!

lukebandit
i wish jon would drink lite beer

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

I drove my kids 20 min. to a private school (after I took them out of neighborhood school) and posters are correct about the joy of their conversations! I could take up everyone's posts retelling funny stories.
But I surely don't understand not driving those babies to their first day of school!

1momski said...

The bus situation: I would be furious about the entire Gosselin circus every drop off/pick up if my child was on that bus.I would be concerned with crazy Kate and the Paps that this nonsense could distract the bus driver or result in crazy driving by a photog and end with the bus full of kids ending up in an accident. Plus who wants their kids to be a witness and innocent bystander to that chaos at the bus stop every morning? I think it would upset all the kids to see this. I know this is a private school and that parents pay good money for their kids to attend but I just don't think this situation is safe for children I know Kate doesn't care if it is safe, just whether or not TLC is filming so that she gets paid.
Seriously, the paps and Kate's entitled march to the bus every morning in nothing I would allow my kids to experience. I can't believe that the school or that other parents allow this. I am sure the Gosselin 8 have made enough money to pay for private transportation to school by now. After all their Mom and her "escort" can take a Limo to New York. JMO folks, I really don't know why other parents tolerate their kids being innocent bystanders of the Gosselin drama every day.

Barbra said...

Thanks for the info on the amount of time the trip takes back and forth, but it had been stated that it is a 40 min ride from the house to the school, this translates to a total of 2 hours 40 minutes driving, or, 1 hour and 20 minutes each roundtrip. To save her kids the extra bus time due to all the stops, most mother's would be happy to and feel obligated to take them as part of being a mom. But, that's right, she's NOT-a-Mom!
So again, she loses points. And as for the comment they wanted that house for the land, their kids need the land for... ?????? They can find a house next to the school with a driveway and that's where the kids play. SHE NEEDED the big house for her BIG EGO! This woman is a disgrace as a parent, a wife (EX), a family member and a person. She gives nothing to anyone and just lives for what she can get. Well, sweetie, enjoy the kids bus because YOUR bus is ready to depart!

she is evil said...

The bus company can certainly kick the G8 off for causing unsafe conditions for the other bus riders. Not an unreasonable stance at all. Give it up Kate. Drive your kids to school for their own safety and sanity. The paps can get your picture when you stop off at dunkin donuts afterwards. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

The Reading area needs a comparable private school of the same excellent academic reputation, but it just hasn't happened yet!

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Are the public schools in this area problematic in some way? The Gosselins seem to live in affluent suburbia, where the public schools are usually filled with (relatively) high achieving children with caring parents.
Of course, if the schools are filled with unhappy children from dysfunctional parents, the Gosselins are right to keep them away.
You know the types of parents I'm talking about: they have all these kids, but still dress and act like teenagers. Often, the mother dresses very provocatively in inappropriately tight or short clothing. The father has many tattoos and earrings, like a hiphop artist. However, he may not work at all. The relationship probably ended due to one or both of them cheating. They pay attention to their children only after they're done partying with their current boy/girlfriends. They never spend money on the kids, but depend on handouts or freebies. If they can't get them, they won't buy a staple, like milk. Oh, and one of the parents may strike the kids for minor offenses, like making a noise when the parent is on the phone. The poor kids are all messed up from their unhappy homes, and have to repeat a grade.

Yes, Kate's right to keep her kids away from that riffraff! :)

Minka's Tail (name's not going through)

Teryn said...

Just trying to visualize Jon on DWTS.

He would be GREAT partnered with Cheryl Burke or Chelsea Hightower.

I'd be afraid that not many people would vote for him even if he were awesome, though.

Mary said...

There have two Body guards and Nannys. Why don't Steve or the black Bodyguard drive the kids to school. Thats what body guards do I guess its only kate that need the body guard

What the? said...

Parking Lot Paps said...
"Public carpark or not. If kate/ school/parents wanted the paparzzi shooed away, I bet the local police would a have been happy to help."

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Not in a public parking lot! It's called Freedom of the Press, found in the Bill of Rights. Had they been shooed away, you can bet that complaints would be filed against law enforcement and the paps would be screaming bloody murder about it.
If, however, they had touched those children in any way, harrassed them or gotten in their faces, obstructed the school bus from leaving, etc., then it's a whole different ball game.
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Sorry if this has already been addressed.....but stores and their parking lots are ownd by someone and are NOT public places. The store can deny entrance to any one. (there may be some exceptions that vary by state)No one has a 'right' to be in either place. That's why you never see the P-people taking pictures or video of her when she is inside a store shopping. I am sure the first thing Steve does is request of management that the P-people stay out while she is shopping, getting her nails done, or tanning etc. They probably don't bother to ban them from the parking lots because they could get the exact same photos using telephot lenses. And actually, IMHO, the P-people are harassing the children....and the fact that no adult is stopping it, is obscene.

laura linger said...

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl, THE TWITS

2badsosad said...

I dont get why the other tuition paying parents dont formally complain about and put and end to the intrusion of the 'paps' at the bus stop location. IMO, it is unnessary and bordering on inappropriate for photographers to be 'lurking' at what I assume to be a designated 'secure' location that is to be utilized for the transporting of minor children. These individuals may carry the 'title' of paparrazi and feel it is their 'right' to take photographs, however, IMO any individual who has not been officially confirmed by the school as a parent/gaurdian/ and or person registered as an authorized drop off /pick up representative should be banned during the hours of drop off/ pick up ! Period.

Sane, Safe, Not So Much! said...

"Drive your kids to school for their own safety and sanity."

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LOL!! Safety? Isn't this the woman who had an "accident" in a parking lot? Isn't this the woman who drove lickety-split at 90 miles an hour in an attempt to escape the paps? Isn't this the woman who admitted (in an episode) that she didn't like driving on high-speed highways?

Sanity? Would you call riding in a car with Kate to be the "sane" thing to do for these children?

Perhaps these kids like riding on the bus. Perhaps it's the break they need after a hectic morning of a frazzled Kate trying to shush these kids out the door. Perhaps they like talking with their classmates about school happenings. It certainly seems to me to be preferable to riding in a van with Kate for ten hours a week.

MyTwoDogs said...

Mary said...

There have two Body guards and Nannys. Why don't Steve or the black Bodyguard drive the kids to school. Thats what body guards do I guess its only kate that need the body guard

I don't think bodyguards drive people around. They'd have a problem protecting someone if they were concentrating on the road.

I'm surprised Kate doesn't have a chauffeur, however. But if she did, she wouldn't have him driving the kids. He'd be Her's all Her's.

K8STFU said...

laura linger : my son LOVED all the Roald Dahl books. Great quote, never knew that "wonky" was a real word.

2badsosad: exactly.If I were one of the parents at that stop, I would put up such a stink. Maybe some of the parents are sheeple, maybe some enjoy the "excitement" but I can't imagine that ALL the parents are happy about the craziness. The thing is, nobody knows for sure what, if anything, can be done about the pap circus.

jibberjabbers said...

I don't think the "paparazzi" are that big of a deal. Kate is just using them as a scrapegoat to pull the attention away from her and onto the paparazzi.

The problem isn't the Paparazzi taking photos of the family. There are bigger problems here.

And it starts with Kate and TLC robbing the kids of their childhood.

The paparazzi crap is just used trick people into thinking that they are the problem.

Alice Bluegown said...

Kate truly is an embarrassment to her children, and the older they get, the more it bothers them.

When they were waiting for their chickens to arrive, Kate stood and cackled, thinking she was so clever and funny.

Her little kids looked back at her, and one of the little girls, maybe Hannah, was trying to quiet her. She asked her mom to stop her chicken clucking.

It didn't even phase Kate. She didn't give a hoot that she was behaving like idiot. Her little daughter looked so embarrassed.

Kate truly behaves much worse than any one of her 8 children.

Button Button said...

I would definitely agree that Steve is now her "House Boy." He is at her beck and call. Someone has to keep her in line. Jon is no longer her House Boy, so it is logical that Steve would take over.

Tizzie said...

Just saw the "Lollipops" webisode, Cara did an awesome job of filming and interviewing the sextuplets. Way better than her mother!!!

The kids were funny on the train too.

Chris said...

Back in the day when I was in risk management, we didn't allow our clients to permit a school bus stop on their propety except in very limited circumstances. Even then, we required certificates of insurance from both the school and the bus company (for a private school) or the school district (in the case of a public school). Even then we considered the risk to be too great. I checked with the Transportation Supervisor of the school district for which I work and it's still the same...we do not pick up students in a parking lot without express written permission of the property owner.

Icing On The Cake said...

"I don't think bodyguards drive people around. They'd have a problem protecting someone if they were concentrating on the road."

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Not only that, but can you imagine the teasing the kids would get at school? Nobody has bodyguards driving them to school! The point is to make the kids blend in as inconspicuously as possible...not make them stand out like sore thumbs!

Come Hither said...

"I would definitely agree that Steve is now her "House Boy." He is at her beck and call."

Or is she at his beck and call? Which, of course, would make her a beck and call girl.

Public, Private, Or Both said...

"Sorry if this has already been addressed.....but stores and their parking lots are ownd by someone and are NOT public places."

Not necessarily. The stores may be part of a complex owned by a business and rented out by tenants, or the stores are entities unto themselves and each physical store may be individually owned. The parking lot may be owned by the same entity that owns the buildings, or it may be owned by the city, in which case it would be a public place. It depends on the zoning and ownership, and tenants' rights.

path said...

Kate was yanking and pulling those kids out of the van and shoving them onto the bus as if they were on doing army drills at double time.

Pattilynn said...

well this says it all....uploaded yesterday.


those poor children

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGlNVE4HV7c

dustilies said...

Kart, you cannot win here. Obviously you just don't have the hang of good parenting.
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I agree--just a year ago weren't we saying "why doesnt she park close to the school bus instead of parading the kids across the whole lot?"

She does look pretty harried. Maybe she was late getting out of the house and was trying to get the kids on the bus as quickly as possible so as not to hold everyone else up?

Ah, but I probably am projecting my own issues here, especially the ones about being on time for school and being considerate of others. Gotta work on taming those impulses . . . what's that scripture K likes so much? "Your neighbor should love you as much as you love yourself, because you are more important than she is"?

PS Thanks minka's tail for a huge laugh!

Ladylou said...

Just have a quick question... where are the bodyguards when Kate goes on her daily Target runs? Or her foot fetish appts and tanning and nail's done?

Are they around and I just haven't seen them?

Hippie Chick said...

Mostly bad stuff, some good about Kate...

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/08/30/kate-gosselins-emmy-red-carpet-look/

Mary said...

I wonder if that writer bowed down to her and kissed her feet. My God Talk that reporter was falling all over her. I did not like the dig at Jon. I wrote a post lets see if it sats or gets deleted. That was horrible.

silimom said...

dustlilies said...Gotta work on taming those impulses . . . what's that scripture K likes so much? "Your neighbor should love you as much as you love yourself, because you are more important than she is"?
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OMG! ROFL!!! That was good, dustlilies! I'm going to have to remember that one!

MareDevon said...

Hmmm, guess Jon will be posting his radio interview with Rabbi Shmuley today.

txmom said...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CDkQtwIwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DMk3TeOx2c2M&ei=EgJ8TJDCBsSBlAf_wfHsCw&usg=AFQjCNFEfEVhtpzlFk2WrvEHm7RIOjXQfg

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anyone read lips? I'd love to know what this lady is saying....

Ihatefrogstoo said...

A lot of people have Kate's number.

http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/tubey_awards/tubey_awards_2010_reality_show.php

Kit said...

who wants their kids to be a witness and innocent bystander to that chaos at the bus stop every morning?

You have to remember, there really is NO chaos - just one photographer (Chris), who shows up, snaps the obligatory 4-5 shots, then heads to Starbucks or plays video games on his phone until he gets the next call from Kate/TLC ("Going to be at Target in 45 minutes! Be ready!").

Kate is the only "chaos" happening at that bus stop, and I suspect that even if Chris weren't there, she would be striving to make herself the center of attention, hopping on and off the bus several times, parking next to the bus, etc.

I'm sure the mornings that the not-a-nanny drives the kids to the bus are calm and orderly and non-eventful, and we can be pretty sure that's MOST days...

Berks Has Shoes! said...

"I checked with the Transportation Supervisor of the school district for which I work and it's still the same...we do not pick up students in a parking lot without express written permission of the property owner."

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They've been picking up in parking lots for quite some time. I would think by now all the paperwork/permission/insurance is in place.

Too Much Too Soon said...

I am convinced that she gets on the bus to embarrass them. It is an old mind control trick utilized most effectively by drill sargents in boot camp.

Bus Stop Blues said...

"I am convinced that she gets on the bus to embarrass them."

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If she wanted to embarrass them, she'd drive them to school, lead them to their classrooms, dressed in disco shorts, bikini top and gladiator heels.

Stepping onto a bus with only the bus driver and a handful of parents and other kids there wouldn't bother them at all. The few people there have seen it many times and nothing would faze them!

Anonymous said...

Kia Ora

I get such a laugh out of some of these posts. The one that said - I could see the bodyguards feet running away in the right hand corner was funny. Was he at the last moment arranging her gown? Was he afraid of the massive security not doing there job? OMG did he think if I screw this up TLC will fire me? He at least had polished shoes on. Usually his shoes look like they need a good nuggeting. This is aways imbeddied in you at private schools in NZ. Your shoes better shine, or else. Guess he didn't go to private school? Too funny

Sidney said...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CDkQtwIwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DMk3TeOx2c2M&ei=EgJ8TJDCBsSBlAf_wfHsCw&usg=AFQjCNFEfEVhtpzlFk2WrvEHm7

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Good grief! Could this have been any more dramatic?

She acts like her family is in the Witness Protection Plan.

Morning Song said...

"I checked with the Transportation Supervisor of the school district for which I work and it's still the same...we do not pick up students in a parking lot without express written permission of the property owner."

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PA Mom Knows said:

They've been picking up in parking lots for quite some time. I would think by now all the paperwork/permission/insurance is in place
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Oh I'm sure..just like the work permits for the kids have always been on the up and up. Sorry. Not buying that everything she is involved with is above reproach. She has proven time and again that the welfare of these kids is not her priority. And I don't believe everyone involved in this posh school walks on water either.

Nova said...

Sidney said...about the video of Khate at the bus stop:

"Good grief! Could this have been any more dramatic?

She acts like her family is in the Witness Protection Plan."

8/30/2010 5:24 PM

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Maybe she's in the WitLESS Protection program. Must have snuck off without Steve. Wonder where he was...

Save the Gosselin 8

Nova

Alice Bluegown said...

I am actually disappointed that Kate will not be part of this season's The Apprentice.

Why?

Because I love it when Kate has to compete with other adults who don't worship the ground she walks on.

That makes a more equal playing field.

I was looking forward to seeing the cast members put her in her place, doggone it!

Donald Trump knows what he is doing when he picks the contestants.

Last season he used Rod Blagojevich and Cindy Lauper, for pete's sake!

Actually, this season will truly be life changing for the contestants.

They are all people who are by-products of this terrible economy. They have all lost their jobs.

It simply would NOT have been a wise choice to use Kart Frock this time.

Imagine how the other contestants would feel, knowing Kart has weaseled her way into millions of dollars.

BRIDAL SHOWER SUNDAY JULY 20, 2008 said...

Ihatefrogstoo said...
A lot of people have Kate's number.
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/tubey_awards/tubey_awards_2010_reality_show.php

LOL When I looked at the pictures I thought I read Most "APPEALING" Reality Show Star. I was like "what the heck?" Turns out I read it wrong ~ it is Most "APPALLING" Reality Show
There is a big difference between appealing and appalling.

Bored, Exhausted, Deaf said...

This is a snippet from Kate's new blog post. It pretty much subconciously sums up how she feels when she is with her children:

"The other day as we were traveling home from a faraway trip, Joel repeatedly asked me, “Mommy what kind of state are we in?” My first inclination each time I was asked was, “We are in a state of boredom,” or “We are in a state of exhaustion,” or even, “We are in a state of deafness” (from loud kids on a bus!), but I would answer him each time he asked ... “Virginia, Joel. We are still in Virginia, Joel” and so on."


Bored, exhausted and deaf. In her words, this is how she feels when she is saddled with her kids and not trapsing around in LA on red carpets and after-parties. You will never hear her use these adjectives when describing what state she is in while in Hollywood.

That woman really loathes her children and her life in PA.

NT said...

Well,now we know that Kate doesn't write these cos she would not be talking time out from her Emmy week to write on her blog. She's too wrapped up in herself. I can't believe she would not be photographed at the swag tents. Then she should not have taken anything!!! What a DIVA!!!!

Pattypanda said...

Jon's Sunday interview w/ Rabbi Shmuley. http://nl.tinypic.com/player.php?v=2m5nnet&s=4

Very telling, he wants a normal life vs entitled children, who are acting out. Kate favors TV life. He wants them off TV, won't speak for what Kate wants. Rabbi don't like Kate's actions.

KatesMr.EdTeeth said...

Check this out http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/147642.html

Brummygirl said...

The thing is, over the past six years or so, we have seen far more of Kate Gosselin's body parts than anyone cares to see.
We have seen how uneducated she is on many levels, how lies drip easily from her tongue, how she treats other people and YET the media still gives her credence.
She is the butt of comedians' jokes, she spends endlessly in a troubled economy and doesn't count the cost, she is despised by so many that she has to have the skin of a rhino to withstand this or as we know, a disillusioned mind.
One thing she does have is a great P.R. team, but she also has eight little faces who think of her as their employer more than their mother.
I mentioned before she should go to Siberia, but she probably thinks that is a designer outlet.
What does it take to make this woman go away? She should go green and recycle herself!!! Sorry Mother Earth!!!!

Hippie Chick said...

Uh oh!!!

http://perezhilton.com/2010-09-01-jon-wanted-to-extort-kate

High Road Faker said...

I looked up the title of Kate's book - "I Just Want You to Know" - on Amazon {to check out the ratings}. Oddly enough, the book listed below hers was also one that Kate supporters would buy.

It's called "You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You".

I'm not even kidding. Check it out.

NT said...

How did Hailey get these notes from Jon's apt if she did not break in to get them? And Kate hurting Madys arm by yanking on it? This woman needs to be put in her place. I hope something comes from this and this situation is investigated!! ROL has the notes so you can read them. How do they know that this is Jon's writing and how much money did Hailey get for this info?

OH, Lord NO said...

Did anyone see the Duggar show when all the kids had chicken pox and the film crew/producers had to call home to ask momma if they too had the pox in life? I recognized at least two of Kate's former production crew. The last being the young Asian guy, I remember him because Kate flashed him her "goodies" (top and bottom) on her lawn while "she"-- haha-- blew up the kids' fun house. Actually, after the crew and paps got their shots, the PAs finished the job. So we know at least 3 people have left for the Duggars, hmmm ....can't stand Khate either?

Another thing, why does the NARCISSISTIC Kate insist on telling us that her children keep thanking her in their own ways for her taking them on a trip when it was she and TLC dragging them off so both of them can make the big $$$$ off of the 8 Gosselin kids?? TLC and K8, you jumped the shark long ago.

IDModo said...

Hailey's so called documentation is a piece of fabricated crap.The only mention of "extortion" is on s separate piece of paper, written in the third person, in handwriting that doesn't really match.

The rest is simply a laundry list of possessions, money, bank accounts and other details that needed to be cleared up. Every divorcing couple has one.

Curious, isn't it, that when Jon starts to get his life together and talk about changing arrangements for the children, this famewhore comes up with this attempt to discredit him?

IMO Hailey is being paid by TLC or Kate to throw a wrench into Jon's plans for himself and his children. And ROL is despicable for feeding into it.But we all knew that ROL is despicable...

Sport said...

I saw parts of an episode last night for the first time in about 2-3 years. While watching the Giants game last night I was switching the channel between innings and kHate's show was on. I saw about 3 minutes of their trip to NY.

WOW.

My opinions of her have been based on what I read online and what I read here. I cant remember hearing her voice in years. She was a freak show. Hooker heels and skanky street-walker outfits. Wandering the streets like a sideshow, bitching at her kids, ordering around the ugly lady with her. "Get a picture of that hurry."

It was really, really painful to watch.

"Look at the Asian things! They are Asian. They have their own symbols see them on the signs?"

Everything she did was for attention. Her parenting philosophy was to bribe to get her way. Brilliant. "We had rice candy before. Should be get some?"

She talked to her kids in a nasty, detached tone that was pathetic. It was ALL for show. She didnt seem to care what her kids thought or felt at any time. And its some sort of impatient Baby Talk she uses with them. So annoying - reminds me of that friend we all have who doesnt have kids and is clueless around yours and talks real slow in a baby voice because they dont know any better.

Worst 'parent' EVER. She was such a spoiled diva bossing people around - seriously cannot believe TLC still promotes this train wreck.

EllaK said...

My knee jerk reaction to the "Jon tried to extort money from Kate" story is this: if she didn't do anything why did she supposedly pay up?

Not that I believe Jon did anything remotely like this...I just can't believe he would have sunk this low. He seems like a nicer person deep down than his ex-wife.

Can't he sue Hailey for defamation?

Hippie Chick said...

I doubt that Hailley Glassman rumor that I posted up-thread is true. She is a worse fame-whore than kate. She wants to stay in the limelight just as bad. I don't believe a word of it.

Brummygirl said...

There are two ways of looking at this information.
1. It is hogwash made up by Hailey Glassman.
2. Who knows how Jon used whatever ammunition he had to go against Kate.
My thought is, if this is true, Hailey Glassman has just given the reasons for the authorities to investigate Kate.
It has been said by a P.A. resident on here, that the authorities could not go in unless there has been abuse.
If Kate gave in to Jon because she did not want to be investigated, to my mind that is proof that there was more than just that one slapping incident.
The worst scenario here is if this is true, Jon stood by and let his children be abused and used that fact?
Someone, somehow, ought to be looking into this.

Jane in CA said...

I've seen the most recent attempt by TLC and Kate's PR people to throw Jon under the bus. I reviewed the note and it looked like someone taking notes re a divorce in progress, child custody issues, dividing up assets, etc.

There was something curious that caught my eye at the top of the note. It says: "Trust $900,000/Steve Trustee", then right under the word "trustee" it says "witness." Who is this Steve who is the trustee or being proposed as the trustee of that $900,000 trust account???

Another mention of Steve later on: "Steve no kids/Kate fine." What the heck does that mean?

It also references "24/7 nanny" later on down the page.

He says "Need 50 to 100K now. 24 hours/48 hours go to DA." But there's no reference as to what he would take to the DA. He has written all sorts of stuff on these pages (I am going to accept, for now, that these are Jon's notes), but nothing specific about why he'd go to the D.A.

What's very clear is that Steve is all tangled up in this mess. Could it even be possible that he's named as a trustee of the kid's trust account? If so, you can see why he's sticking close - and probably milking that account down to nothing. What is the thing about "Steve no kids/Kate fine." Steve doesn't want more kids and Kate is fine with that?

I'm eager to hear what others think of these notes. Personally, I don't think they put Jon in a bad light - or at least, not any worse than I think of him now. He and Kate did this for the money - and he's fighting for what he considers his fair share. I don't agree with either of them for selling out their kids for money.

What's clear is that Jon was outgunned from the start by Kate. She's always been the stronger, more dominant personality. I think Hailey Glassman either has something mentally wrong with her to keep trying to hurt Jon, or she is on TLC's payroll and was from the very start.

I just hope Jon's current g/f is a normal person and not out to get him. I hope Jon keeps moving forward with fighting what little he does for his kids.

dustilies said...

IDModo

Hailey's so called documentation is a piece of fabricated crap.The only mention of "extortion" is on s separate piece of paper, written in the third person, in handwriting that doesn't really match.

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Good eye! ITA.

In the ROL article, Hailey says that Jon "always" used to refer to himself in the third person. Only the forged document does that--the rest of the notes use "I."

There are several mentions of Steve. In the forged doc, he is called "Steve, Bodyguard" which Jon would hardly need to clarify to himself, would he?

A couple of times, Steve seems to be called a "trustee witness." Anybody know what that means?

Also a note "Steve no kids. Kate fine." Huh?

In the corner of one sheet, there's a list that includes "grownup problems, no put downs, encouragement, good tone" obviously notes for or about a conversation about how they should frame the divorce for the kids.

Hailey is a piece of work. Wonder how much Radar paid her for this junk?

Gaby said...

HA Kate plus 8 ratings plummet again! From 2.2 million
viewers in July down to 1.6 million after the New York
episode. Apparently Kate's Emmy stint didn't help boost the ratings one bit! I wonder what TLC will come up with next for their " Queen of ratings"?

path said...

It looks to me like Hailey's notes may have been written & thought up by Hailey & possibly Jon. I could see the two of them sitting in bed, smoking a joint, coming up with those demands and writing them down. I could also see Hailey sitting down and writing this list also after all the crap she probably had to listen to from Jon. How did so many coo coo loco nutjobs find each other? Those poor children--what chaos they must live in.

silimom said...

Just watched Kate's interview with the new DWTS cast. I just have to shake my head and wonder why ET keeps allowing her to do interviews? She's horrible! And believe me, I'm all for Kate doing any other kind of work that doesn't involve her 8 children. My only hope would be that if Kate starts working away from home more and more, Jon steps up and petitions for the kids to be with him while she's gone. I don't think that's an unreasonable request. Not that Kate won't fight it tooth and nail because if the kids are with Jon more, that makes her look like a bad parent.

And I just have to say I LOVE JENNIFER GRAY! She really turned the tables around on Kate during that interview. This is the woman who did Dirty Dancing, Kate. The woman can dance. Her father is Broadway and film star Joel Grey! From Cabaret? Sorry, you've probably never heard of that one. Anyway, dancing and acting are in her genes. And you looked like such an idiot, Kate, while interviewing her.

silimom said...

Well, not that I really want to discuss Hailey Glassman, but I wouldn't put much stock in anything she says. She's proven time and again that she's a fame whore, she only was with Jon for the attention and she's tried to milk it for everything it's worth and then some.

The real question to ask is why is Hailey only just NOW coming out with this information? Why not come out with months ago when she was bemoaning the fact that Jon owed her $200,000? Oh wait, wasn't it $500,000? Or hold on, I think it was $1,000,000. Oh I can't remember. She's said so many things it's hard to keep track.

I think Jon's response was perfectly reasonable and sane.

Hailey, go away. No one cares anymore.

Hailey Is A Bimbo said...

I think Jon is treated so unfairly by the media.

When that video of the kids screaming and crying because they didn't want to go back to Kate came about, the media didn't pick it up. It made Kate look bad.

But the minute some skank named Hailey makes up crap about Jon because she needs a paycheck, the media is all over it. They will do anything to keep beating Jon down.

He's tried to better himself. He's turning his life around. But the media and Hailey insist on tearing him down while Kate only gets bigger and bigger.

This country is nuts.

Maggie said...

We are still not putting through anonymous comments. There have been a lot this morning, so if you don't see your comment this is probably why. Pick a name please.

Barbra said...

Jane in CA: I completely agree with your assessment of this latest mess. Hailey said he 'always' talks in third person but this note references "I". The note is NOT damning to Jon, he's telling her to give him some of the money they ALL earned on'J&K+8'.
Why is Jon not still at the house when he watches the kids? It is NOT HER house, and the judge had stated the parent in charge would reside with the children in their house. We all know the ONLY reason SHE wants major custody of the kids is so she has HER house and gets to USE the kids to continue bringing in money for HER. Exploitation is BAD no matter which parent is doing it, BUT why is ONE parent given the SOLE opportunity to do it and the other DENIED an equal chance to make money of THEIR (NOT HER) kids?
It's hard enough to figure out WHY producers (etc.) and the media are behind her and that tlc was allowed to deny Jon ANY way of making the same kind of money she is making.
I'm THRILLED to see that HER show is still tanking! The show topics are ridiculous, the kids are too old for the cutesy act she feels they should be playing (and I mean that in the 'playing' form, NOT the playing a part, 'cuz that would be working). We've seen the everyday crap she thinks is entertaining and we're sick of watching HER and the kids go on yet another vacation while we struggle to stay afloat in this terrible economy. If that's 'jelousy (as her sheeple spell it), then I guess we're 'jelous' (although I would wish to be like her in any way, shape or form).
And in conclusion (oh my, that sounds so serious), how she can voice such drivel, some form of 'after being in the opener with Jimmy Fallon and all the other famous people, I just know I SO want to be an actor, pretending to be someone else', when in the 'realist reality' she was being Kate Gosselin. And that is what has prompted my previous comments about people comparing hatred of her to how 'people love to hate Susan Lucci'. Come on, idiots, people in that instance are hating Erica Kane, THE CHARACTER SHE PORTRAYS on the show. In this case, people are hating Kate Gosselin for BEING Kate Gosselin. It takes NO acting for us to hate her, and thank goodness, because she sure can't and doesn't act.
OK, now I'm done (until she does her next stupid thing, and I'll start all over).

Gimme Gimme said...

Poor Jon - everytime he tries to speak out on behalf of the kids Hailey/Khate comes up with some bullcrap on him.

If he wrote that why he did he feel compelled to write Jon giving Khate ultimatums. Clearly those are notes from an attorney or someone that Jon was meeting with and to me they are not bad at all. Just shows that he too is worried about his kids along with the rest of the country.

Hailey was clearly a set up from day one - why else would she save everything she could get her hands on. He should have never trusted her as they were all friends including very much so with Khate. Stay strong, Jon. No one believes Hailey or Khate anymore.

Proud Grandma said...

From way early on, I had a feeling that Haley was a "plant". I think she was on K8s team and the plan was for her to seduce Jon and gather hate material, possibly cheering him on and encouraging him to hate K8 more and more. This latest escapade convinces me more.

Exhausted said...

Serious question: do you think someone like Perez Hilton is paid by Kate's people to act favorably toward her? It seems like he's always praising her when he's so quick to call BS on everyone else. Just strange, I think.

Tami said...

Poor Jon - everytime he tries to speak out on behalf of the kids Hailey/Khate comes up with some bullcrap on him.

If he wrote that why he did he feel compelled to write Jon giving Khate ultimatums. Clearly those are notes from an attorney or someone that Jon was meeting with and to me they are not bad at all. Just shows that he too is worried about his kids along with the rest of the country.

Hailey was clearly a set up from day one - why else would she save everything she could get her hands on. He should have never trusted her as they were all friends including very much so with Khate. Stay strong, Jon. No one believes Hailey
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She is such a liar and a fake. She shows up out of the woodwork after trying to get a job in PR and claiming she was going to be on Starting Over. OBVIOUSLY Jon did not write all those notes. Maybe he didn't write any of them! It would never stand up in a court, so what is the point? If he tried to blackmail Khate, she would have screamed it from the rooftops. Why would he write half the notes as if it was third person and half not? No one writes about themselves w hat was written in the notes; someone else wrote it. But who? Did Hailey add it to try to wage another smear campaign to keep herself relevant? Maybe. The notes sure made Khate look more like a monster though. Wow. Think about this: She was just on her bad tv show and looked worse than she has ever looked as a mother. And the very same week another hired rat comes out of the woodwork? Come on! How stupid are we??

bonehead said...

Did anyone also read that Kate was: said to be looking at houses in LA last spring? Could this Emmy thing been plan a long time ago? I'm glad the show is tanking. She is a Mommie dearest. Makes Joan Crawford look good. I don't believe this nonsense with Jon, extorting Kate. Someone is paiding that bimbo Hailey. Maybe Kate.

MabelD said...

New Pics: Pretty at the Pump

Just the sort of outfit anyone would wear to pump gas.

http://celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/kate-gosselin-pretty-pump-406143

wildflowers said...

So Jon allegedly tries to extort $$ from Kate and Hailey Glassman feels it is in the public's best interest to SELL (her version) of the 'story' to ROL. They way I see it, Jon isnt the only person guilty of using a person to make a quick buck!!!

Aislinn said...

silimom said...
"And I just have to say I LOVE JENNIFER GRAY! She really turned the tables around on Kate during that interview. This is the woman who did Dirty Dancing, Kate. The woman can dance. Her father is Broadway and film star Joel Grey! From Cabaret? Sorry, you've probably never heard of that one. Anyway, dancing and acting are in her genes. And you looked like such an idiot, Kate, while interviewing her."

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I love Jennifer as well! I may forgive DWTS for casting Kate last season and start watching again to see Jennifer dance. I missed that interview (didn't want to watch Kate). What did Jennifer say to Kate?

gherkin said...

That outfit Kate is wearing at the pump! Hilarious! Who in the world dresses like that???? Basically a tube top with a skirt attached. I guess her "really good bra" comes in strapless too! Do you think she seeks attention? LOL!

And those shoes do not go with that outfit at all! At least wear some kind of sandal, instead of a peep toe pump. She is beyond ridiculous.

Hippie Chick said...

On Perez Hilton, it says Jon is trying to get his kids off TV again.. I'm running out, but it's there somewhere. I'll find it later & post it.

Kit Kat Klub said...

"And I just have to say I LOVE JENNIFER GRAY! She really turned the tables around on Kate during that interview. This is the woman who did Dirty Dancing, Kate. The woman can dance. Her father is Broadway and film star Joel Grey! From Cabaret? Sorry, you've probably never heard of that one."

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I was IN that one, so yes, I've heard of it! Willkommen! Question, though...I'm not a DWTS devotee. Are professional dancers, or those who have performed as dancers, permitted to compete in the show? Why did I think that one requirement is that the competitor must have had no professional dancing experience?

pattypanda said...

HippieChick, Jon says it, maybe night exactly those words, but in his interview Sunday w/ Rabbi Shmuley. She suggests that the kids are acting out and starting to act entitled. Maybe they see how mommy acts on a daily basis around people and are copying that behavior.

Too Little Too Late said...

Even showing everything she had and I do mean everything the men didn't even raise an eyebrow apparently or give her a second look.

Too Little Too Late said...

Did anyone read that as Steve being the trustee? If so that is like giving the fox the keys to the hen house. I would not trust anyone's motives who would hook up with Mommie Dearest. What man who cares about kids could tolerate that her behaviors as a "mommy."

Too Little Too Late said...

Jon got ko'd in the divorce. He should have gotten half of everything. What was written there was what should have been rightfully his and nowhere did it say if you don't give a lot of money, I am going to turn you in for hurting Mady's arm. It is just divorce talk. He was genuinely concerned about the kids. That is clear. He knows Khate better than anyone.

Monster Mommy said...

Oh, my bad. Victoria married Dr. Harry Glassman... not Hailey's Dad, LARRY Glassman.

Although, they are both plastic surgeons. One in NYC- the other in Beverly Hills. Maybe they are related? My source was an online gossip site. (Some fact-checking... And it proves Radar is full of it!)

Laurie said...

All I can say about that outfit she had on to pump gas today is WOW! Who dresses her? Does she think that she looks good? My main comment is she'd better put that "good bra" back on becuase there is way too much room between shoulder and boobage. The weight of those implants is taking its toll and gravits is doing its thing.

fidosmommy said...

The gas pump pictures have me baffled. Has TLC come out with a new paper doll which you dress with
an assortment of outfits, without
regard to anything other than whim?

Reminds me of Mr. Potato Head when I used to try to make the silliest,
goofiest, most outrageous faces I could come up with.

So Kate's our Ms. Potato Body Paper Doll?

NoUse4Kate said...

Anything Helly has to say is irrelevant as she has proven herself to be nothing but a fame whore and would do anything to keep her name out there. Go away, no one believes what you say any more.

As far as the Hate photos at the gas pump, moooooooooo over for the stool, looks like her utters need to be milked. They look absolutely disgusting in that outfit. Does she ever look to the side when she looks in the mirror? Ick!

Aunt Chris said...

Kate's One Billionth lie (and that's an underestimate) was tonight on Entertainment tonight. After Jimmy Fallon said they rehearsed the opening Emmy bit on Friday and Saturday, with video showing the rehearshals, Kate said she got there and they said she had 90 minutes to learn the dance. 90 minutes, 90 days, what's the differnce, she wans't going to learn it anyway.

Jane in CA said...

I see the real Katie Irene came back out once she returned home, wearing of all things, a tube top dress and 3 inch heels! LOL - this woman has absolutely zero class. The only time she looks halfway decent must be when a stylist dresses her for a photo op. And the girls were hanging low. She's gonna need to get more free surgery to lift the implants soon.

katehasnofriends said...

In the August 28th issue of the NY Post they had an item that Hailey Glassman has been sending her resume to top NY PR firms looking for a job.She supposedly states on her resume "I am very relatable and could sell a rock to the public if I had to and they would buy it"

Sorry Hailey but this gal ain't buying yr latest stunt.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

Regarding the pix at the gas pump: Hey Kate, where is that big old Mr. Ed, Emmy Smile???

WonderButton said...

OMG - This is the first pic of Kate that I nearly lost my tea! (The one at the gas station in the pink "dress".) Too funny.......It looks like she's wearing one of those inflatable kid-size pool floats around her waist. The girls are definitely larger and lower. Unless she's breast feeding, she has no reason why her breasts should be changing size/shape so often.

jibberjabbers said...

Where is Hailey getting all these stuff on Jon? And why did she wait till NOW to release them?

Hailey claims she didn't "ransack" Jon's apartment......

But the fact that she keeps coming up with new "evidence" on Jon proves otherwise.

NYPD needs to take a closer look... I be they know who really did it. They just don't give a flip about it.

couch potato said...

@Laurie
All I can say about that outfit she had on to pump gas today is WOW! Who dresses her?

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I think Steve does

Smells A Rat said...

I don't know why everyone is so quick to believe the notes released by Radar are a plant or one page is fake. They look legit to me.

The focus is tying Steve's name to TRUSTEE and tying Steve's name to NO KIDS/KATE FINE. This guy is more than a bodyguard. It's obvious. To appears to me that he is her companion/lover/house boy/substitute dad/protector all with his estranged wife's approval (I smell big divorce settlement). OK, just guessing on my part, but where there's smoke there's fire. If this guy is a trustee, he's much more than just a TLC employee/bodyguard.

arminius said...

I'm surprised to see no comment here about the Discovery attacker.

He targeted a violent, hostage taking armed attack against the parent company of TLC, and his manifesto rails against the promotion of all these "parasitic human babies," etc.

Given all the huge family shows on TLC and other Discovery owned networks, that can't be a coincidence. It would be waggish, but not far from the truth, to describe this as the first act of anti-Kate terrorism.

Michelle said...

In regards to the gas pump picture...did they pay the guy in the background? Does he want to be seen in a photo with her? Poor guy.

On another note...the weirdo that held people hostage in the Discovery headquarters had demanded an end to her show (as well as others)? Apparently it was just too much for him.

BMWoP said...

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...
Regarding the pix at the gas pump: Hey Kate, where is that big old Mr. Ed, Emmy Smile???

9/01/2010 6:44 PM



Oh I know! The second she landed back in PA and was within a 50 mile range of her children, the scowl was plastered back on her face. Angey Kate is back!


About the gas pump get-up:

#1 It looks like one of those wraps you put on after you take a shower or wear over a bathing suit at the pool.

#2 It's too small for her.

#3 It's more suited for a petite woman, or a teenager.

#4 With those shoes, OMG! When she said she had no fashion sense, she wasn't lying.

#5 Her boobs look like they were just smooshed in a mammogram machine and stayed that way.

Charlie Rose said...

The Pretty at the Pump pictures were hysterical. Not only is the dress going up her "couchie coo" but it looks like she has prescription bottles in her plastic bag.

Famewhore much Katie I? HaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaa.

BMWoP said...

I just want to add that I think when you choose to be a celebrity and put yourself out there, you are free game for comments about what you wear and how you look ( I would never do this to a friend or co-worker who lives a private life ). When you base your "career" on your appearance
( tanning, extentions, nails, plastic surgery, posing for photogs on red carpets, etc. ), you are begging to be judged. Sure, you would like to be judged favorably, and I'm sure if you looked great you would be told so, but.......

Damn! She looks like a piece of wet trash!

I'm sure that's not what she wants to hear and thinks it's mean, but people are not going to tell her she looks terrific if she doesn't. And if she can't handle that, then she needs to get out of the business. Apparently she can handle it because she isn't making any attempt to rethink her look. She's actually getting worse.

I think the lonlier ( and hornier ) she gets without having a man, the more she tramps up her wardrobe. Before long she will be pumping her gas in a G-string and CFM heels. eeek! Somebody pleeeese find that woman a date!

bcsurvivor2001 said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1308238/Kate-Gosselin-plays-youthful-pumps-petrol-girly-pink-dress.html

Back to normal suburban PA life (not) brother..........

E in ChiTown said...

Pixs at the Pump

- I have to admit she does look good for her age/childbearing BUT the clothes/shoes are so inappropriate.
She's looks desperate for attention.
Who dresses like that to go to the gas station ... in PA?
16 to 25 year olds -yes. Paris Hilton-yes.
If I was going to a beach party in LA - yes

She's trying 'Too Hard' to get noticed.
She's kind-of sad and pathetic.

Susie Q said...

"On another note...the weirdo that held people hostage in the Discovery headquarters had demanded an end to her show (as well as others)?"

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He did? I read the manifesto and there was no mention of the Gosselins, the Duggars, or any particular show. He was concerned about overpopulation and the environment, but he didn't specifically single out her show by name.
Where did you read this?

Bubbles said...

I don't think she looks good for her age at all - she's only 35! She looks like she's a young 45! And as for looking good considering she's had 8 kids - well, she only had 2 pregnancies, and then she got a free tummy tuck to undo all the damage from the pregnancies, so it's not like she's done hard work to have a nice figure. And the sad part is that even with all the surgery she's had, she still has no waistline which makes her look stocky even though she's not a large woman.

That dress looks hilarious on her and, as I posted elsewhere, she needs to consult her surgeon for a revision on that "bra" because her breasts should not be resting at elbow height!

Jane in California said...

Smells a Rat said:
The focus is tying Steve's name to TRUSTEE and tying Steve's name to NO KIDS/KATE FINE. This guy is more than a bodyguard. It's obvious.
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It seems likely to me that Steve is enmeshed financially with Kate. I'm horrified to think that he might be the named trustee on any account for the children and I hope that the "Steve" referenced as a trustee is not him.

But I've been thinking about the second mention of "Steve no kids/Kate fine." I wonder if that means Jon was saying he wouldn't agree to Steve being in charge of the children when Kate was gone?

Wasn't Steve's residence in Maryland? I'm going to assume that his wife and kids are back there now, kids back in school, and wife basically living as a single parent whose cheating husband occasionally stops by for a change of clothes.

Kate's Miracle Bra said...

Hi, just a long time lurker who enjoys reading here...

In reference to the gunman that was shot yesterday; no, he did not specifically list Kate + 8 by name, as well as the other baby/family shows on Discovery/TLC. He wrote that in general, Discovery/TLC was producing programs that contribute to the glorification of large, overpopulated families- or any size family on their channels for ratings/entertainment. He felt that Discovery was more interested in making $$$$, rather than responsibly producing programs that help to save the earth.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/
ALeqM5j3HWmZzozhVViJ3jG784a_iYoXEQD9HVL5780

Thanks for allowing me to comment.

Smells a Rat said...

I totally think she dresses for Steve. It was apparent to me when that nudie colored shiny bikini made its appearance on Memorial Day at the house and then reappeared on the NC vacation. I guess Steve likes high heels and boobs (since he picked them out). I think her dressing nasty is a secret turn-on thing they've got going.

Jane in California said...

Bubbles said:
And as for looking good considering she's had 8 kids - well, she only had 2 pregnancies, and then she got a free tummy tuck to undo all the damage from the pregnancies,
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Agreed. My mom had 8 (one at a time) and managed to stay fit and trim after every one. She didn't have any free surgeries either, nor botox, tanning, pedicures, or expensive spa days.

I just roll my eyes every time one of her fans says how great she looks -- any of us would like just as good, if not better, if we had the money and inclination to have multiple cosmetic surgeries and spend every free moment focused solely on ourselves and how we look.

TheMotherFormerlyKnownAsKateFormerlyKnownAsAMom said...

Just watched the youtube of the first Discovery special someone posted. What would the “OLD” Kate (demure, grounded, sensitive, kind, responsible) think of the “CURRENT” Kate (loud, desperate for attention, rough, obnoxious, trashy, scattered)? What happened to these people?!

path said...

I actually liked the "gas station" dress--but not at the gas station on a weekday and not with those shoes. I think that would be a nice dress with a coverup bolero jacket or shawl (at Kate's age) to wear to a shower, casual wedding, summer outdoor party with a strappy sandle with a shorter heel. Those shoes, I liked too--just not with that outfit. I think she is wearing the "swag" she snagged out in LA at the Emmys.

That "Income-Producing" Kate! said...

Kate and DWTS is old news but I still thought this was interesting: In the NY Post online there was a short article about who has actually turned down DWTS, also quoting an unnamed source associated with casting the series, who “spilled the beans on contestants' salary figures -- it's $125,000 for signing up, with an additional $10,000 to $50,000 per episode, depending on how long they remain standing. The ultimate payday for taking home the disco ball trophy is $345,000.”

Can't See Sheep said...

@Jane in California & BMWoP, I couldn't agree more.

Wow, do Mady & Cara know that kate's wearing their dresses? Is this the result of some new bizarre game of getting dressed in the dark & going with whatever you come out with??? Does she think at all about what she's putting on??? Good glory this woman looks 10 years older than what she actually it. I'm stunned & floored, with the money kate's spent on her physical appearance you could nearly purchase a house in some places & yet this is what she has for all of that cash. I'd want a refund.

tigerfan said...

Smells a Rat said:
The focus is tying Steve's name to TRUSTEE and tying Steve's name to NO KIDS/KATE FINE. This guy is more than a bodyguard. It's obvious.

If the above is in fact true, I agree, the relationship between Kate and Steve and vice versa extends well beyond that of 'client' and body gaurd. IMO, it would seem an extreme conflict of interest for a service provider (ie body gaurd) to assume the title of 'trustee' for client. If Kate considers Jamie to be her 'sister from another mister', BFF of nine years, and a second mother to her children, why not name Jamie as the 'trustee'? Despite the fact that Steve is a married man with children of his own, Kate sure requires much trust and loyalty and seems rather physically and emotionally invested in her 'body gaurd'.

K8STFU said...

path, the dress itself is not the MOST horrible things she's worn, but as per the usual, it is 4 sizes too small (much like K8's heart), is not flattering for her body type, and is also too young for her.

K8 dresses 15 pounds lighter and 20years younger than she should.

gherkin said...

Kate's gas station outfit makes me laugh even more because then she has to get into her enormous van! LOL! That's pretty sexy, isn't it? She's trotting around thinking she is so hot and then she has to climb into this tankard of a truck. It's not like she is getting into some expensive little sports car. Maybe that is coming next. I bet TLC would foot the bill for a little sporty car. What ever Kate wants, Kate seems to get.

Aunt Chris said...

US Weekly - Kate wants a tough guy to whip the kids into shape. Ok, Kate, you're the mother, if you paid some attention to them, YOU could do some effective disciplining. If you didn't just yell AT them, maybe they'd listen and stop behaving LIKE you!

Exhausted said...

There's a quick bit on Perez Hilton that has him saying something to the effect of this: "I was just thinking. Why doesn't Kate just move to LA since she likes being on these shows so much? That way she could spend more actual time with her kids." Again, it was along these lines, not exactly this quote.

I mean, COME ON! If this isn't a plant from a publicist who's trying to promote an apparent agenda, then I don't know anything. Does no one have integrity anymore? It feels like the Truman Show or something. First, NBC does all these softball, unresearched interviews with Kate. And then Perez, who's supposed to be all about his scathing commentaries and opinions, just lets himself be fed lines. It's just so ridiculous--do they really think we're this stupid?

Lee said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."

Yes that is SO true! Not!

Manic Depression said...

Yeah, Jon extorting Kate... knowing full well she would immediately take it to the press, and capitalize on the media coverage and spin it to her advantage. Not happening.

No Place for Kate said...

If Kate moves to LA... Hell to pay, I say! No one wants her here, nor her brood. No offense to the kids.

Tami said...

I don't think she looks good for her age at all - she's only 35! She looks like she's a young 45! And as for looking good considering she's had 8 kids - well, she only had 2 pregnancies, and then she got a free tummy tuck to undo all the damage from the pregnancies, so it's not like she's done hard work to have a nice figure. And the sad part is that even with all the surgery she's had, she still has no waistline which makes her look stocky even though she's not a large woman.
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I'm going to be 43 this week and I don't have anywhere close to the amount of wrinkles and sagging skin she has. I was looking at her neck while she was interviewing. Of course her face was plastered with makeup, but her neck was a saggy, wrinkled mess. And her chest looks like a spotted old leather purse. I would say she looks good for age if she were 50. Plus, knowing the amount of plastic surgery she has had, what the heck would she look like without it? Scary to even think about.

CakeIsGreat said...

Hey guys I came over to post the Perez Hilton thing, but I see someone beat me to it. This baffles me. I don't always like Perez (especially he's apparent daily need to find a way to call Jennifer Aniston 'pathetic'), but he's harsh on people. Sometimes too harsh. Especially on Reality Stars. Khate is exactly the kind of person he should be trashing daily, and yet doesn't. Every now and then, it seems like he's seeing the light and posts something bad about her (like in all the DWTS reports) but then will do a 180. He's been posting about the shows ratings since they became tabloid fodder, but the day after it's known K8 tanked, there's a random, out-of-character 'personal thought' about how she should move to LA. Did someone pay him to plant a seed in the public's mid that this would be a good idea, paving the way for it to happen. If so, then Perez is just as gross as TLC, because that's accepting money to promote dragging kids away from their FATHER, friends and school.

The next season of Khate Plus 8, her new life as a single mom in LA. Excuse me while I go puke.

Proud Grandma said...

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/09/kate-gosselin-works-it-at-the-gas-station.html OK go check out pic # 8. Apart from her ni99les, if you look a bit further south, I swear she is not wearing panties and the dress is showing almost EVERYTHING? GO check it out. What a slut. I just hope she wasn't going to pick up the kids, how embarrassing is that. This is a new all time low.

CakeIsGreat said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."


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People think it's disgusting that she's getting paid to be a parent to her own kids. People don't envy it, they think its warped. Being a parent is a job, yes, but it's the only type of job that you don't get money for! "Payment" should come in the form of pictures to put on the refrigerator and knowing you've raise great kids with ethics who love you.

She has no talent. The show is about 8 kids and their Mom (used to be Mom and Dad.) Notice how I listed the cast. The 8 kids come first. THEY are the draw, yet she is sucking up all the money earned. She's gone on The View saying her kids will get cars as teenagers if they get jobs to buy one! THEY are paying for HER cars, clothes, and the mortgage on the mansion they don't need but SHE wanted; and she has made it clear they will not have money THEY EARNED for the family, put aside for THEIR use to treat themselves to a car unless they get some kind of job as teenagers. Where does she ever expect them to learn a work ethic? Will she drop Mady, Cara, Leah, Hanna and Alexis off at the fertility clinic with a 'how-to' guide for manipulating the treatments and say "Good luck on the job interview, girls!" Since the kids now do have WORK permits, and it's been made clear they should have had them in the past, her little game of "my kids don't work" has ended. Yet she gets the big paycheck to use however she pleases. The show wouldn't exist without them. Kate cannot exist without them on a show, hence why TLC sandbagged Jon. But SHE is getting big money not the kids and she's under the delusion she deserves it. "Her" best selling books, again she made money off her kids and probably didn't put a dime of that away for them. Jon even said, I believe (but can't remember where he said it), she kept that separate from the family money because it was "hers". She is no different than the Coleman parents, or the Culkins, wasting away money that belongs to the kid(s). Unfortunately the laws that were put in place because of the names mentioned above, do not apply to the Gosselings due to semantics. She is not doing what a lot of moms are doing. Nothing about her actions resemble actions of a real mother.

silimom said...

1) I wouldn't put much stock in anything Hailey Glassman SELLS to radaronline 9 MONTHS after she breaks up with Jon. It could be true but here's the rub - Ms. Glassman has trashed her reputation enough that she is not a reliable witness anymore. (I guess she was trying to cash in on the Mel Gibson/Oksana G. extortion claims. Sad. She's not even original.)

2) Kate may move to LA but it would be a stupid move for her. LA is WAY more expensive than Wernersville PA. She wouldn't be able to get nearly the mansion she would want and would probably be in foreclosure within 3 - 5 years after she'd burned through her money.

She'd be much smarter to keep the kids in PA and commute to LA for her jobs. Yes, she gets flack for it, but she could always play the "I didn't want to take the kids away from their father" card (all the while making sure they don't get any extra time with him while she's away.) Win-win situation for her - her rep stays intact and she gets to have her "acting career" and be away from her parental responsibilities.

ChurchMouse said...

Regarding Ms. Gosselin and her latest quote that she needs “a tough guy, like a cop, to whip my kids into shape.” From hollywoodlife.com:

" “She should not be looking to hook a guy who is going to be her children’s disciplinarian. That’s Jon and Kate’s job,” says relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle. “How long will it be before the children turn around and say, ‘You’re not my father!’”

What Kate should be doing is making an effort to get along with her ex and co-parent her children with him.

“I hope she’s not looking for someone else to be the parent in the situation,” says Dr. Abbott. “Divorced or not, Jon and Kate should be working together in all aspects of parenting.”

But Dr. Carle has some tough love of her own for Kate: “Do the work you’re supposed to do as a mother!” She says that Kate should be concentrating more on her children and less on a new relationship. “She shouldn’t be looking for any guy! If she’s out parading around looking for a man, her children are going to be left without a mother who’s emotionally present.”


I also thought the name of the link to the site was funny. Full article at: http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/09/02/heres-reason-number-4537-that-kate-gosselin-is-the-queen-of-mean/

couch potato said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."

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Kate is raising her children poorly. She's a terrible role model. There's nothing to learn from her. I wouldn't mind watching a family that was a good role model and had some knowledge to share. The whole show has so many missed opportunities. For instance, the public school system will not only test children for developmental delays, but can also offer treatment. It would have made a great episode to show the children getting their speech checked out, and maybe even have them going to speech therapy. Parents could have learned about speech therapy, and could have helped their children. Instead we get to see Kate putting a sick child on the floor in the laundry room.

Kate doesn't do what normal parents do. She deserves every bit of criticism. She did a good job being a baby oven, and then after that, she dropped the ball.

path said...

K8STFU--I agree with everything you said on on Kate's dress--I was thinking about it on someone else--My point was that it might be swag she got at the Emmy's.

On another topic, what makes Kate think she is going to have a career in show business that will last when talented people are thrown aside, type casted and overlooked for work. John Travolta even had some lean times until Pulp Fiction came out. If she is thinking about broadcasting that industry tosses aside "older" for the next "shiny new". She ain't no spring chicken. Although, she can pretend. Brach, Brach!!

Anonymous said...

@Proud Grandma
I don't see any pantylines on the dress Kate is wearing to the gas station. Maybe she is wearing a thong. She probably got her panties from the same place she got her really good bra. That dress definitely needs to be lined, or even a slip or something.
Poor Kate. She is so broke she can't afford undergarments. Boo Hoo!

Did you see the closeup of the dress she wore to the Emmys? There is either a see-through panel
showing her boob, or her boob popped a seam. Disgusting!

Hippie Chick said...

So, I tweet a lot about my dislike for Kate (shocking right?) anyhow, this NotKateGosslin started following me on Twitter & they write some pretty funny things about her. Obviously, it's all a joke, & beware, there is language, but I thought you would all get a kick out of it. I though I would post it so you would all get a chuckle. They write about her "bodyguard", her drinking, her ahem, enhancements, and stuff. I don't follow them however, I mosy on over there once a week to read their tweets though. LOL. I don't want anyone to think I follow anyone that has Kate's name attached! :)

http://twitter.com/notkategosselin

Barbra said...

silimom: I was with you all the way to 'her rep stays intact', holy moly, who'd want to keep 'that' rep intact? But I DO agree with your thoughts!

Perez Hilton isn't the only one who needs a reality check about this reality chick! WHO IS SHE DOING WHAT TO THAT SHE GETS THE KIND OF BACKING SHE GETS? Sorry for the caps, this question just needed the oooomph behind it!

Wonder if there is ANYTHING SHE wouldn't do to further her quest for FAME and FORTUNE? She's already thrown out her marriage and her family's life along with it, mistreats her kids on a daily basis, FLAUNTS herself all over the country in the worst possible way and LIES with every word, breath and action!

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."

Seriously? #1 Kate isnt 'raising' her family she is exploiting them! #2 Being a stay a home parent IS a frustrating 'job'.

Anne said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."
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Wow! As a mother this has to be one of the saddest statements I've ever read on this blog. Parenting definitely has it's challenging moments, but it's never crossed my mind that I should be getting paid for it. No one held a gun to my head and made me have children.

I guess this is why Kate has some "fans". They think like she does. How sadly selfish.

Also, Kate does not get paid to do what us mothers do everyday. All the mothers I know do laundry, cook, clean, help with homework, read with our kids, play with our kids, listen to our kids, volunteer at school and Sunday school. As far as we can see, Kate's paid minions do all the actual mothering. Kate gets paid to go on vacation with her kids. Once off camera, back to the nannies.

If that's what mothering should be in your mind, don't have kids.

Corners Like Itis On Rails said...

Kate in a sports car? A Lotus Esprit maybe? Never happen! She'd never learn to drive five-on-the-floor, let alone try to negotiate a clutch in those heels!

It would be funny to watch, though!

Brummygirl said...

@CakelsGreat:
They can plant the seeds as much as they like about Kate going to L.A., but it is only in her mind that she will be a success there.
It is laughable when you think about it. There are many actors who have served their time *on the boards* who could not make it in Hollywood, so how on earth would Kate Gosselin rate down there.

"Your resume please Ms. Gosselin"

Kate: "Well first of all, I had eight kids, count 'em" and appeared in a reality show about my family for six years.

Then I wrote (co-wrote) three books. It was not my fault they tanked.

I appeared on D.W.T.S., not my fault I tanked on that, they did not know how to listen to me.

My greatest achievement was appearing on "my FIRST" Emmy, where I was part of the opening number. Jimmy Fallon especially requested me.

Have appeared in many rag magazines and am photographed daily at the gas pump and Target".

"What about actual acting experience Ms. Gosselin, what training have you had?

Kate snaps: "Have you seen my show!!!"

"Are you a member of the Screen Actors Guild or R.A.D.A.?"

Kate: "Oh yes, I am on Radar Online frequently, they follow me everywhere!!"

"Thank you Ms. Gosselin, don't call us, we will call you"!!! (Not)

Nope, she may as well stay in P.A., you cannot make a purse out of a sows ear!!!

WHAT?? said...

First, my kids go to private school, but because we are taxpayers, speech therapy, hearing and sight screening and other taxpayer-funded services are available.

But the idea that those poor kids should suffer through the embarrassment of having their speech evaluated on TV, so other people can learn about speech delay makes my head spin. What? What are those kids, test dummies?? Haven't they been exploited enough? Now we should learn about speech therapy by watching them be humiliated? OMG, don't give Kate any more crazy, sick ideas.

ihatefrogs said...

Reality check. Now that Kate has lost the attention of her previous possum head reverse mullet hairstyle the focus of attention has now become 'look what Kate is wearing'. Parking lots ARE Kate's 'red carpet'.

Barbra said...

K8STFU: Love your 'dresses 15 lbs lighter and 20 years younger than she is'. I thinks she's of the school that believes it you can get it on you should wear it!

gherkin: you're right and waaaay back there was a song about her -'whatever katela wants, katela gets'.
and
Aunt Chris: she is too dumb to realize that it is not 'some tough guys' job to whip her kids into shape. That is part of what you get when you plot and scheme to bring HOM's into your life, YOU nurture them. Here's an idea for you kate, look that word up and see if with your superb acting (lol) skills you can give some semblance of doing that. Don't count on it as it is way out of YOUR talent pool.

Babsie said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."

What people really resent is the fact that that both Jon & Kate feel entitled to be paid for preforming any parental responsibilities. Providing food on the table, a home, even a tender moment of affection should only be performed upon payment. When Kate denied her children a trip to the Statue of Liberty because they stopped filming, it spoke volumes about her need to be paid to be with her children.

Jane in California said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family."

Does anyone know who this quote is from? Who made this statement?

In any event, I really don't appreciate the general thought behind it - that women are just a bunch of shallow human beings, easily roused to jealousy because another woman might be getting paid (or paid more) for doing the same thing we do.

Two immediate thoughts: 1. Kate doesn't do any of the things I do as a mom. I am actually personally and actively involved in raising my child.
I do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, helping with homework, and nurturing needed in my home. No nannies, no body guard, no helpers except twice a month I pay a cleaning lady to do the heavy cleaning in my house.

2. Kate is being paid a lot of money to exploit her children and to embarrass herself on national tv. Since I would never agree to do either one, for any amount of money, I am not jealous of Kate for making those wrong choices.

silimom said...

Babsie - Great comment.

Barbra said...
silimom: I was with you all the way to 'her rep stays intact', holy moly, who'd want to keep 'that' rep intact? But I DO agree with your thoughts!
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I guess what I meant was that Kate believes she is a great mother. That's what she tries to project to the world. Her fan base (all 10 of them) believes she's a great mom. That was the "rep" I was talking about. She was criticized heavily for her constant complaining about wanting to be with her kids while doing DWTS and yet leaving them for days at a time. She, or at least her handlers, would want to try and avoid that this time around, I think.

thatsit said...

"Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family."

Considering the fact that the so called 'reality' that is Kate Gosselin has so very little to do with actually raising a family and much to do with $$$ and ratings, IMO the reason people resent her is because she has become the poster woman for child exploitation!

Sport said...

New photo on ROL of kHate leaving Target in another fake shopping run. I count 24 rolls of Paper Towel in her basket.

Because most of us parents suddenly need 24 Paper Towels and nothing more, when watching, feeding and raising our kids.

SaNdY said...

Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."
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Sorry, not buying this statement, as a mom, my 'pay' was love, respect, kisses and hugs from my kids...I was a SAHM, and I had my share of frustrating moments with my kids, but I was always there for them...my husband and I took them places and the only camera around was mine....we did fun crafts, they had their friends over to swim in our pool, etc....and I believe I was like most moms who love their kids and want the best for them....

Monster Mommy said...

Who would have guessed? Hailey Glassman is a STUPID SHEEPLE! Bwahahaha... Baaaah.

Same spelling, same grammatical errors- it figures. My favorite part of her ROL 'blog' was "p.s. Not as stupid as you think people" (or something to that effect).

She's essentially saying-- "Leave me alone evil media and public... but be sure to buy my BOOK." Hysterical. If Hailey's open letter is any indication of this upcoming 'penned' work of art, then count me out. I don't give a rat's claw what she has to say. Maybe Zondervan will pick her up as a client, as they produced another piece of garbage earlier this year.

Happy Labor Day Weekend GWoP!

I'm ready, Mr. DeMille said...

I saw the recent pix of K8 gassing-up and those of her where she is asked about the Jon Notes.
She got short changed on the "enhancement". Both sets of pix, show that the right bazoom is larger and is sagging. Oh well, she got her money's worth for what she paid. OOPS, I forgot, she doesn't pay with HER money.

Bodyguard my a$$ said...

I think the reason the right 'one' looks lower and saggy is because Kate's posture is worse on the right side. Her shirts are always falling off her right shoulder, and any time you see her have her infamous wardrobe malfunctons, it's always the right side that's exposed. She sure didn't do her posture any favors with those big juggs.

Miranda said...

I'm wondering if Steve has family in New Zealand and might have to suddenly travel there...Ingrate Kate would surely throw the mother of all tantrums if a national disaster had the nerve to interfere with her precious needs/wants/entitlements.

Barbra said...

Looking at the pics at the gas station, in a couple there was a guy behind her (different guys) and not ONE of them was looking at her OR the cameras. Sort puts the line that she is always surrounded by 'paps' to shame, they must not have noticed 'camera man, Chris'. And this shocked me too because I thought guys always at least look at slutty blondes whether they are especially good looking or Kate.
This also contradicts Jon's old comment about her always leaving the vehicles on empty, the gas station and Target are her favorite photo ops.

fidosmommy said...

The gas pump dress would be kind of cute if it were made out of terrycloth and was used when she stepped out of the shower.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Kate and Hailey are idiots. Hailey did lie about not being in the NYC apartment that day of the burglary. Then copped to the fact that she was there, only when Hailey having posession of the TV came into play.

Jon, very few believe their lies... It's like the movie "Momento". Don't believe their LIES.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Make that "Memento"... At any rate, all lies. I feel sorry for parents raising compulsive liars. Sad.

anotherchestercountymom said...

LMAO!

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/09/inf-daily%E2%80%99s-celebrity-news-report-for-september-3rd-2010.html

Kate runs errands in "super-inappropriate clothes" (unlike ROL which said she looked super!"), ignored the no parking sign, and got terse!