Free Discussion 10/16 -10/22

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97 comments:

Monster Mommy said...

Does anyone know who this 'genius' PA Judge is?

More importantly, did said Judge, ask each Gosselin child (privately) if they were comfortable in continuing with the filming of Kate Plus 8?

I can see it now...

PA JUDGE: "Do you kids want to go on fun trips and get special treats? Your mother never went on any fun trips as a child, and grew up poor. Well, if you say NO the TLC cameras will go away- and so will all of those great trips to Disney and the beach." He/She should have enlisted the assistance of a professional child psychologist.

On with the show! Unreal.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

So now Kate's mother is defending her? And she's saying bad things about Jodi and Kevin? That's right out of left field. Where did she all of a sudden come from?

Ohio Buckeye said...

All's quiet on the western front....

It's notable how the PR shifts at the drop of a hat - from Can't Escape K8 (she's everywhere in print and as many tv appearances as $ can buy) to absolute silence from her camp. Bottom line is that the entire Gosselin brand is entirely manufactured, and potential viewers are played like a tune with TLC's media games. K8 is willing to do whatever it takes to continue her notoriety - good K8 or bad K8, it doesn't matter to her IMO. So long as she's in the spotlight and able to live large and bask in her 'celebrity'.

One can only wonder what machinations are currently under way, since "Twist of K8" has failed to appear in the fall, as K8G had previously promoted, and, as if by magic, the unrelenting photos of K8G in her hooker garb have all but ceased for now.

IF there is a bright spot in any of this, for me it will be my continued refusal to watch/buy anything K8-related. I can't think of another living soul about whom I would ever say this, but in the case of Kate Gosselin, I will not shed a tear at watching her inevitable public demise. It's all just a matter of time, and here in Ohio, I'm thinking to myself, "Bring It On!"

Minka's Tail said...

I do not believe that was Kate's mother that posted that. It seemed strangely dated, mentioning issues that are big on the pro-Kate blogosphere but nowhere else. It's odd that, when choosing to defend her daughter, Mrs. Krieder wouldn't defend her against recent criticisms. She didn't defend the way she dressed; she didn't say that her daughter wasn't having an affair with Pursey. She didn't complain about the paps, or assure us that the kids were all right. Instead, she slandered Kevin/Jodi and complained about a hoax that is all but forgotten except on IW and other pro-Kate sites. Since Kevin and Jodi haven't done much lately, and that hoax was settled over a year ago (and I never even heard of it until it was brought up on that other site), it seems much more likely that it is one of their "regulars" pretending to be Mrs. K.

N.E. Psychologist said...

(From a previous post) Brummygirl said:

"Save the Eight" sounds like a good campaign to me.

(snipped)

It is Trashy...it is Low....it is Calculating, that is T.L.C.

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I STRONGLY second both of these statements.

Crabitha Codswallop said...

Jon needs to be calling in the big guns. Gloria Allred, Paul Peterson, Kevin and Jodi, anyone and everyone who can help.

We can write our letters, and I hope everyone does. But this needs some major media attention.

Eileen DiM. said...

But this needs some major media attention.

And I bet that's exactly what TLC is trying to get with these latest publicity plants, including Jon's tweet (after all Jon is still on TLC's payroll don't forget). Isn't it curious that the Tweet and the supposed postings from Kate's mom all start to happen just after the show goes into hiatus for lack of ratings, and it's future (and TLC's investment) hangs in peril?

Sidney said...

Those "postings" by Kate's mother are nothing but some silly wierdo out to pull the legs of anyone who will believe such tripe.

Nope, ain't her. Totally out of character for Mama Krieder.

Hershey Neighbor said...

Nope, ain't her. Totally out of character for Mama Krieder.

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Do you know Kate's mom and what would be "in character" for her? It's KREIDER.

I agree, though. It's not her. The posts have all the earmarks of a sheeple written all over them -- grammar, style, language and content. When the imposter was close to getting caught (put out there by ROL), he/she issued an apology. It's too late. One can get into big trouble for internet impersonation, especially if the other party can claim defamation damages.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

@ Minka's Tail...

That is correct. The 'pseudo' Charlene Kreider is posting about a hoax, that took place over two years ago... while creating one of her very own in the process.

Sick Sheeple- leave Kate's mother alone. She clearly doesn't have a relationship with any of the Gosselins-- especially her emotionally unavailable daughter.

ratherbkayaking said...

Tim Gunn says that Kate is "tarty". Love him, although that's kinder than how I'd describe the boob hammocks and hooker heels she sported all summer. http://articles.mcall.com/2010-10-14/entertainment/mc-tvwatchers-gunn-20101014_1_tim-gunn-berks-county-mom-kate-gosselin

still a liar said...

On her blog, Kate is now claiming that she jogs seven miles! With her slow trudge, it would take her a good 90 minutes to run that far. Also, how could she be in such poor shape and run that far? No way. I'm a runner and can tell you that she is not a serious runner. She is too heavy and in too pathetic cardiovascular shape. Plus, how does one run that far with a hangover?

Just curious, is it illegal somehow to lie on ones blog?

Melody said...

Remember the rumor that Kate was supposed to be on the Celebrity Apprentice???

Zap2it leaked the list of Celebrity Apprentice for this upcoming season and Kate Gosselin is NOT listed.

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/10/the-celebrity-apprentice-cast-leaked-latoya-jackson-nene-leakes-lil-jon.html

Jen said...

A lot of comments left by people say that Kate is always hungover, when has it been proven that she drinks all the time? I know people think she drinks wine all the time but has it ever been proven that she is a lush?

Sunnyside Up said...

"Just curious, is it illegal somehow to lie on ones blog?"

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

No, but if someone impersonates another person on a blog, claiming to be that person, and if that person is damaged or defamed in any way, there might be a problem. The impersonator may be sued, and the person filing the claim may have a valid case when it goes to court.

Monster Mommy said...

I don't care if Kate's a lush or not, but I'm sure her kids do. Although, she sure has the appearance of someone that has tied one (or two) on many mornings. Yes, she does drink. There was also a "not-a-nanny or helper", that claimed she overdid it at times... Allegedly, quite heavily on the jugs of wine. Goodie- there may be hope for her!

En Vino Veritas...

(Latin- "In Wine TRUTH")

pinkdiamond611 said...

Two "projects" that Kart was up for and lost came to fruition this week, Celebrity Apprentice and that Mother Talk show. The Donald might be many things, but stupid he's not. LOL. And the panelists on the talk show are all beautiful, articulate, caring women. 'nuff said about that. LOL. tick tock goes the fifteen minute clock.

fidosmommy said...

There is a rumor going around that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being lured over to FOX. She denies it, but if it is true, that leaves a space open at the table with a View. I hope they're not even considering one possibility...

Swissmiss said...

Hasselbeck just started a part-time assignment with Good Morning America. I doubt she would be leaving The View for Fox.

No way would The View hire Kate for a regular spot. She makes an extremely poor appearance on TV.

Remember about a year ago, she did a trial talk show with Paula Deen and others. I don't believe it was every picked up.

Hippie Chick said...

fidosmommy said...

There is a rumor going around that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being lured over to FOX. She denies it, but if it is true, that leaves a space open at the table with a View. I hope they're not even considering one possibility..

No way!! Whoopi & Joy wouldn't have it. They hate Kate & Kate couldn't hold her own against some of their guests. Can you imagine Kate going up against Bill O'Reilly? Ugh. Kaye is so dumb, she probably has no clue who is he. I heard Elizabeth Hasselbi*ch is on Today? Hmmm.
Anyways, I don't think Kate is going on any talk shows as a host. Her time is up. She is a reality has-been.

Button Button said...

Swissmiss said...
Hasselbeck just started a part-time assignment with Good Morning America. I doubt she would be leaving The View for Fox.

No way would The View hire Kate for a regular spot. She makes an extremely poor appearance on TV.

Remember about a year ago, she did a trial talk show with Paula Deen and others. I don't believe it was every picked up.

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There are certain types of people who are drawn in to charismatic and controversial figures like Kate.

Don't forget, Baba Wawa sees Kart as "a star."

It might be fun to see her eventually drawn and quartered if she did actually become part of The View.

But I doubt that will ever happen. Kate doesn't know enough about world events to join that crew.

Kate only knows about Kate.

Even Baba would know better than to try that. Wouldn't she?

Who knows, but it would certainly bring up their ratings.

It is very hard for some people NOT to watch everything Kate appears on.

Sam said...

As to why Khate suddenly ditch the Ho' outfits and how it relates to her sudden drop out of the tabloids.

Anyone saw the episode of "What would you do" with John Quinnones on ABC and he had a white and a black actress both enact out roles as the conservatively dressed abused girlfriend and the "slutty" dressed abused girlfriend. Other than the clothing, these girls looked scare and beat up, but the people in the restaurant only helped the conservatively dressed women.

Jane in California said...

Remember about a year ago, she did a trial talk show with Paula Deen and others. I don't believe it was every picked up.
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I remember hearing that Kate was under consideration as a possible co-host on a talk show in development. Today as I was driving to work, the morning DJ's were talking about a new talk show coming out soon, called The Talk. I believe Julie Chen will be the lead host, with 2 or 3 other women. Clearly, this is designed to go up against The View. No mention of Paula Deen, so I have no idea if this is the ultimate result of that earlier potential talk show.

In any event, Kate Gosselin was not named as one of the co-hosts.

anotherthing... said...

LL this talk of opportunities lost.. or spoiled by her terrible personality or complete lack of any skill- may have gotten to her...?

Perhaps that is why the air waves have gone silent...? And our eyes have been given a much needed break from the prostitute ads & 'i-am-a-perfect-mom-with-a-natural-perfect-body' charade.

Im not sure though, do you think she 'gets' that she didnt get those jobs because she has no skill and everyone thinks shes terrible? Or do you think that to her its because everyone is 'jealous'?

Hmmm. Yeah, I bet Donald Trump is jealous of her.

MomOffour said...

I was watching a "Sister Wives" on demand today. It starts off with a commericial for an AP and TLC shows. During the spot you see "Say Yes to the Dress", "What Not to Wear", the Roloffs.... literally every show except Kate Plus 8.
I find that speaks volumes about the future of the show on TLC.

cossysmom said...

Now that this show is ending, what will Kate do with her life to support her kids? "Little People" is going off the air, but both Matt and Amy have careers to fall back on. They have the pumpkin farm, which may or may not continue to be as successful after the show, Matt has a business to assist little people, and both Matt and Amy have speaking careers--not speaking about the show, but speaking about different aspects of being a little person.

If Kate had not shown her true colors, she could have had a career speaking about being a parent of multiples. She could speak about how fortunate she is to have all healthy children, but bring attention to the fact that more often in multiple births one or more of the children have health issues. She could have started a foundation to assist parents of such children...but what has Kate been doing?? "Writing" books, getting her nails done, and shopping at Target. It isn't too late to change her reputation.

Kate, we know you and your handlers read this blog. Give it some thought. Only by giving do you receive. Start now to change your reputation. Stop being such a diva. Think about others and what you can do for them; then you will see the doors open and the opportunities come your way.

My 2 cents said...

I think Trump would love to have Kate on CA. He knows she would be a train wreck and people love to watch a good train wreck. I wouldn't be surprised to hear she turned him down. First, do the celebrities get paid on CA? I thought all of the money made went to charity. Kate wouldn't work for free and she doesn't support a charity. Second, they rely heavily on personal friends and professional contacts to help by donating money. Kate doesn't have the connections or friends. Third, can you imagine Kate being a project manager. She's not a team player or intelligent enough to run a project. Not to mention she wouldn't have the respect of the other contestants. Can you see her in the board room intelligently defending herself? She would be eaten alive. Also, the contestants on CA work long hard hours, and we all saw on DTWS how Kate deals with hard work.

All of this would make great TV, but it would be a death sentence for Kate. Kate's career has peaked. While TLC exec's are happy with their one trick pony, I can't see her ever having permanent employment on a major network. Kate is history without the kids!

I watched The Talk yesterday, and it was....ok. I'll probably watch it again.

Jane from PA said...

@cossysmom:
I have to respectfully disagree that this miserable, self-serving shrew can change her reputation.
Not a snowballs chance in hell.....

Alice Bluegown said...

I have seen a couple of advertisements for Sarah Palin's new show about Alaska.

I didn't hear anything about Kate+8being in any segment of that series.

Will there be a small blip about K+8 visiting the Alaska Zoo, as it seems I have heard something about that, but will it be part of Palin's show?

Can't See Sheep said...

Jane from PA said...
@cossysmom:
I have to respectfully disagree that this miserable, self-serving shrew can change her reputation.
Not a snowballs chance in hell.....
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I'm with you on that one Jane. It takes a person with tremedous strength of character & will to change for the better & I don't see either of those qualities in kate. It would be great if she did have them, but it's not something I see in her.

whenwillthefatladysing said...

So Kate has been running 7 miles a day? Kate must have taken the phrase, 'walking a mile is some one else's shoes', literally as it applies to the premise of her yet to be announced upcoming 'reality' show Twist of Kate. From what I understand, the premise of the show focuses around adoring fans who have written letters to Kate describing how their lives have been inspired by Kate and her 'story' thus inspiring Kate to 'walk a mile in their shoes'. How disappointed these 'fans' when Kate appears at their door step decked out in her sports bra and tiny running shorts ready to show the world how she CAN, walk at least SEVEN miles in HER shoes.

Jane in California said...

crossymom said:
f Kate had not shown her true colors, she could have had a career speaking about being a parent of multiples. She could speak about how fortunate she is to have all healthy children, but bring attention to the fact that more often in multiple births one or more of the children have health issues. She
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I agree that Kate squandered multiple opportunities to be a productive member of society, as well as earning an honest income.

The main problem for Kate is that she really doesn't have any hands on experience in much of anything. She claims that she does mother-type things, such as pack lunches, but when we see the segment where she is supposedly putting lunches together, she's a complete harridan. What self-respecting mom wants to take tips from her?

Any experienced mom shakes her head at Kate's total cluelessness and negligence to take out 8 minor children deep sea fishing with no thought for their safety (lifejackets anyone?) or well being (motion sickness pills? clean clothes to replace their soiled ones? telling the cameras "enough" when your children are vomiting their guts out?).

Again, what sort of mom wants advice from her?

At most, Kate is an example of "what not to wear" "What not to do"

Hippie Chick said...

I agree with the poster who said that Kate doesn't do anything for charity. As a person who was in the "rags" ( I refuse to say celebrity) she had multiple opportunities to shed some light on certain charities, be it St. Judes, Autism Awareness, animal abuse, cancer research, the list goes on & on. So many REAL stars get on board with so many great charities, & do so well by them: ie, Jennifer Aniston & St. Judes or Jenny McCarthy and Autism Awareness. These are just off the top of my head, but every celebrity has a charity they go to bat for. Kate couldn't do ONE show, or ONE event for a charity? How shallow. I would like to think that any of us is her shoes would do the decent human thing & donate money, raise awareness, do SOMETHING for a cause. I do it now & I'm no star! I never heard of her doing that. (save for the show when she went to St. Judes & made it all about HER) And this whole scooter thing? A ploy to make her look better. This is TLC's way of shaping up her image. Not to mention the fact that she didn't even pay for the thing in the first place! This woman infuriates me. Her image is shattered. There is no retooling. She is just a tool.

bbeau said...

MomOffour said...
I was watching a "Sister Wives" on demand today. It starts off with a commericial for an AP and TLC shows. During the spot you see "Say Yes to the Dress", "What Not to Wear", the Roloffs.... literally every show except Kate Plus 8.
I find that speaks volumes about the future of the show on TLC.

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I thought the same thing. I was flipping through the channels and TLC was doing a promo advertising their network with the theme "TLC is about families". Featured the moms of TLC (showed Amy Rolloff) and dads (showed Jim Bob from 19 kids) and a few more, can't remember the others....but no Kate in site. I caught this promo/ad several times. They seemed to be really pushing the "wholesome family theme". I got the feeling while watching it that they are trying to do damage control of their image.

ucansaythatagain said...

Hippie Chick said...
I agree with the poster who said that Kate doesn't do anything for charity.

Kate is and always been her own charity. Just look at ALL Kate has received under the guise that she and Jon were a financially strapped and struggling family of 10 who barely had a roof over their head and food on the table. Even to this day, Kate feels that she and her children are deserving and entitled to 'gifted' luxery vacations (Hawaii) and preferential VIP treatment where ever they go. Not to mention the endless supply of promotional goods and services that she and her children have received since the day the tups were born and more than likely continue to this day. Any attempts on Kate's part to suggest a 'giving back' attitude did not take place without the cameras rolling and the inclusion of self promotion and corporate product placement. The concept of charity simply does not exist in the world of Gimmie More Kate Gosselin!

fidosmommy said...

Let's see......

Kate and Jon's gifts to charity THAT WE KNOW OF. There may be gifts we don't know about, so I have to be fair.

1) yard sale with church (they got there before the tables were set up, she spent the time directing everyone and yelling about a mis-spelled sign). Over $1,100 made.

2) St. Jude's Hospital. Trip to K-Mart to purchase toys, I think it was 3 per Gosselin child plus a toy one of the little girls wanted for herself. Paid with credit card, unknown whose card it was.
Amount unknown.

3) Pink OCC scooter given to the Ronald McDonald House, returned to Kate, given again in October '10 at another RMH auction. Amount unknown.

4) Anything else? I can't remember anything.

Wouldn't it have been wonderful if Jon and Kate had quietly found a mother in her church who was stressed with work and children and had given her a gift certificate for a day of pampering? Or tickets to the movies for the whole family?
Or volunteered an hour a week at the local library to read to children at Story Time - they could have taken their own little ones along for that. I can think of no less than a dozen things Jon and Kate could have done, but did not think about doing because it was all about what they got, what they wanted, how important they were because they had a TV show.

kate's a loser said...

For someone whose 'every minute' is captured by the paparazzi, Kate sure has been MIA lately. It's interesting how this woman who 'proved' that she hasn't had plastic surgery because the paparazzi would have caught her coming out of the doctor's office can now live her life completely under the radar. The few pictures lately have shown her dressed modestly sans boobyguard. I think she's trying to lay low because of the upcoming court date and it's convenient that the paparazzo that drew the short straw suddenly no longer photographs her. Maybe Chris was also a TLC lackey or perhaps kate no longer calls him. No matter what, I think there's clear evidence that Kate is no victim of the paparazzi, but that she was photographed only when she wanted to be. And it appears that the lone paparazzo who used to 'follow' her has been told not to do so for now or that he has found her unworthy of his time. So Kate, you're free to live your life and can stop bitching about the p-people every single time you're interviewed. It's clear that you're not the pap target you want so badly to be. Wanna take bets that the lone pap resurfaces after November 30th? That is, if he still finds her worth his time.

Autumn Sunrise said...

At most, Kate is an example of "what not to wear" "What not to do"

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Not to mention that she can't even "think ahead" for herself. What kind of nutcase walks the streets of New York City in 103 degree heat in hooker heels, not thinking to tuck a pair of sandals or flip-flops into a tote, and then having to walk on hepatitis sidewalks? I think that she's so used to being waited on hand and foot that she is totally clueless when it comes to any kind of simple planning, either for her kids or for herself.

She cries sugar meltdowns (for herself and kids), or whines that she and the children are hungry, but can't see one solution is to put some granola bars, or snacks into her purse. Mothers across the country want to take advice from her? I think it should be the other way around. She should visit homes of hands-on moms and take advice from THEM!

lindahoyt said...

Forget charity, how about if the two greedy gosselins had just done nice things for the people in their lives who had helped them? How about if they had apologised to Jodi, because their children got gum all over her house, and followed it up by coming over to Jodi's and helping her clean the mess? Why not take Jodi's kids for a change, and give her a day of pampering at a salon? How about treating Grandma Janet to the night in New York City, to see a show and stay overnight? How about treating the neighborhood to a barbeque and by them a little gift certificate to the movies; or throw a big Halloween party for the kids on the block, to make up for all the trouble that their fame brought the neighbors?!

Thoughtfulness is not Kate's forte. Selfish tantrums are.

Barbra said...

So... kate attributes her bigger boobs to a 'good bra'. Chelsea Handler told country singer Blake Shelton (what a funny guy!) in response to his comment about not having realized how big her boobs are that they get bigger depending on how much she drinks over the weekend. You're OUTED Kate!

Can't See Sheep said...

lindahoyt, you hit the nail on the head. Mind you, kate's not good at spending her own money on her own chidlren, so the chances of anyone else having any spent on them is most likely nil. She has got to be one of the most selfish people I have ever seen, so unwilling to spend her own money on kids she brought into this world.

That shrew could out Scrooge, Scrooge because even he realizes the error of his ways in the end. kate in a Christmas Carol would end very differently. You see all the nannies & hired help at the end, dancing around, ripping up their confidentiality agreements & throwing them up in the air to fall like snow. Steve hiring someone to carry his wallet.

Anonymous said...

My question is: How would anyone be able to tell if this is truly the end on the Queen's evil rule? Is it possible that she herself doesn't even know? Perhaps it's like jumping rope whereas TLC is waiting for the pricise moment to jump back in with the new show or K+8 shows? ah, but alas, how will Queen Kate take the bad news that her fairytale lifestyle is no more? And finally, what will become of her kingdom (mine, ALL mine)once TLC is gone forever from her life? :{ oh well, maybe Jon will ride in on his white horse and save the day. Or perhaps, Kate will find a handsome toad to kiss...and we all know the rest of that one, lol!

Savannah said...

Seriously, where is purseboy? Did I miss something?

The Kate song... said...

nah,nah,nah-nah. . .nah,nah,nah-nah. . .hey hey hey: GOOD BYE!!! nah.nah,nah-nah. . .nah,nah,nah- nah. . .hey hey hey GOOD BYE KATE, SO LONG!

Did I do that right? Oh well, hopefully someone will get it.

mama san said...

Jon does have a charity. There are photos out there showing him going into a facility with toys. Jon also stated that he could no longer do it personally as it drew the paparazzi attention. That was early on. Jon also faced off with Nancy Grace. Didn't do well but at least had the courage to show and try to do his best,

Barbra said...

In the article out now they said we'd be seeing more of her. Well, they can put her on the air but that doesn't mean we have to watch! They made a wonderful discovery, a channel changing device, which eliminates her from our sets. So, TLC, go ahead, spend your dough to put this broad out there, but maybe you should do some investigating to find out just who it is you think wants to or will watch her. SHE is talentless, her kids are no longer cute and entertaining, we're tired of watching her drag those kids on yet another trip they won't remember and don't show appreciation for, (if this makes me 'jellus', oh well, been called worse), and we've moved on - WHY DON'T YOU?

lindahoyt said...

Kind of telling that we don't see Kate without Steve, isn't it?

For two years now, life was so dangerous for Kate that she had to have her own 24 hour a day, personal bodyguard on duty--by her immediate side, mind you! Someone may jump out at her at any minute, and he simply MUST be there.

Now, all of a sudden, she is out and about with NO bodyguard at all! HOW CAN THAT BE?!!! THE DANGER! OH MY GOSH, JOGGING ALONE!!! NO! SHE NEEDS PROTECTING!!!

Guess the cat is out of the bag, Steve Neild was actually a BOYFRIEND...and that is why he really was at her side constantly. And now Kate and Steve have broken up.

Purseboy Lives said...

Steve was at Jon's hearing, so he's still in the picture. This came from someone who attended. I had hoped he was gone for good, but no such luck.

lindahoyt said...

Steve was at Jon's hearing---ALONE? What would a "bodyguard" be doing at a parental hearing? Was Kate there? And if she were, why would she need "guarding" at a courthouse? Why wouldn't he wait outside the hearing, unless he has a stake in the outcome?

txmom said...

Steve HAS to be a paid TLC employee; he is only around that shrew when they are filming, TLC publicity, et al.
I have never seen pics of these two idiots together when it was not related to TLC.
Steve had to be there, since the shrew was letting TLC get her the television rights concerning the kids.
When we see pics of them together soon, it means tlc is making money off the kids.

Purseboy Lives said...

Kate testified at the hearing. I, too, question why Steve would be present. She certainly didn't need a bodyguard in a courthouse. So, I agree, the guy has a stake in the outcome in the hearings and whether Kate keeps making money off her kids. He is definitely more than a bodyguard, IMO.

captain said...

I think that if Steve was having a fling with Kate and is now back with his wife, TLC might be pulling far away from Kate as they don't want or need the fallout.
Kate, the poster child for supposedly putting all her wants and desires aside for her children, will be shown in her true light.
If I recall correctly, wasn't Steve on the scene before Jon and Kate broke up? That would be about the time that Kate threw Jon out. Well, well, maybe the truth is starting to come out. Even a big conglomerate like TLC can be taken
for a ride and wants no part of the mess that's coming!! JMHO

readerlady said...

So, Purseboy Lives, can you tell us any more about the hearing? Was it limited to the contract or did it also involve testimony regarding the impact of filming on the children's lives? Did anyone testify for the children and for Jon? Was this an appeal of the hearing from last Spring, or was it a new protest filed by Jon? Thanks for the info you've provided so far.

HW said...

Dr. Phil is doing a show on parental alienation today. I'm sure he won't mention Kate Gosselin as he seems to have closed his eyes to the truth about her.
What a shame; he could be such an advocate for those kids, as could so many of these talk show hosts that had them on early in Jon and Kate's quest for fame.

goawayalready said...

Re: Steve attending the hearing.

If Steve attending the hearing was purely a gesture showing personal and moral support for Kate, why wasnt his wife also in attendance? From what I understand, Kate has always claimed that both Mr. & Mrs. Neild are LONG TIME family friends and she considers them 'like family'. I hardly doubt Steve's was acting in his role as Kate's 'body gaurd' at the hearing; as it seems the paparrazi/entertainment media didnt even take notice that a hearing was taking place.

PatK said...

If Steve was at the hearing with Kate, I'm sure it was to escort her to and from the hearing in his bodyguard capacity in case word had gotten out about the hearing and the paps and/or crazed fans showed up.

No way would Kate attend that hearing alone.

Aunt Chris said...

Txmom, there were pictures of Purseboy with Kate taking Cara and Maddie to dinner and a concert which I don't believe was a TLC event. I'm sure there are more.

Hippie Chick said...

Steve is a paid companion. Sad really. That's my take anyways. Kate can't have real friends because she alienates everyone with her toxic personality. What a pathetic loser. Yep, I'm so "jellus" that I have real friends, a loving, beautiful husband who treats me like a princess, a wonderful son, an amazing family & a great life full of happiness & peace & joy. Oh, how it burns!!

laurie said...

If Steve did attend the hearing with her it was probably in the capicity of babysitter/handler to make sure she didn't call the paps and to make sure she kept her stupid mouth shut. He's still beingg paid by tlc.

Claudia said...

Thought you everyone would enjoy this article about how Bristol Palin is not like Kate Gosselin

http://www.wetpaint.com/dancing-with-the-stars/articles/top-5-ways-bristol-palin-is-not-the-kate-gosselin-of-season-11 on DWTS

Enjoy!

Can't See Sheep said...

Monster Mommy good for you!!! It's so great whenever people are able to contribute like that in some way, volunteering, donating, whatever they can do.

It really is ashame that kate will not do soemthing like this. She could have lended her "celebrity" to shine on so many good causes, but she chose to give only to herself, even over her own children. So much good that could have been, instead her children need rescuing from her need to exploit them.

ihatefrogs said...

there were pictures of Purseboy with Kate taking Cara and Maddie to dinner and a concert which I don't believe was a TLC event. I'm sure there are more.

I never really understood how Steve Neild went from being the Gosselin FAMILY body gaurd ie. back of the plane on the trip to Utah) to being Kate's 24/7 up close and personal front man present day. At what point PRE or post the J & K divorce did Steve's presence during filming go from lurking in the shadows to the role of part time 'hubby' and 'fill in' father figure?

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

@ Mama-san...

Yes, Jon also contributed his time and charity earnings this year, to promote and attend a local fundraiser for his brothers' girls soccer team. No TLC cameras were in sight.

Marie France said...

ihatefrogs said...
there were pictures of Purseboy with Kate taking Cara and Maddie to dinner and a concert which I don't believe was a TLC event. I'm sure there are more.

Wasn't that in summer 2009 or thereabouts? Take took the twins to a Jonas Brothers concert and it was photographed as the pics were posted online. I do not know if the concert was filmed for use in an episode as I do not watch. Purseboy probably acompanied them to the concert and to dinner afterward because he was still on TLC's dime back then.

tj said...

Someone brought up the point Steve has been around since at least the skiing trip. I think it was Captain. Kate became "sick" on that trip and did not go skiing with Jon and the children. Beth was there, too, at first, but left before the rest. Maybe Beth found Kate and Steve together and she was sent far, far away.

Can't See Sheep said...

http://www.minorcon.org/malone.html

This is from the AMC, Paul Petersen site about a young actress who sought emancipation from her mother. It certainly is interesting & enlightening on some points. Sorry if it's already been posted.

mama san said...

Steve has been with Kate since her travels with book signings/begging. Kate insisted that Jon leave his job to look after the kids. That was when Jon became suspicious of an affair. True or not, Jon voiced his concern and frustration about what might have been transpiring between K&S.

HW said...

tj said...
Someone brought up the point Steve has been around since at least the skiing trip. I think it was Captain. Kate became "sick" on that trip and did not go skiing with Jon and the children. Beth was there, too, at first, but left before the rest. Maybe Beth found Kate and Steve together and she was sent far, far away.

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I think if this had been the case, Kate would have found a way to let us all know about it, even if she had to say it in her special "code language" i.e. 'there are ones of us who cheat on their husbands and ones of us who don't..."
She knew how well liked Beth was and she would waste no time in trashing her. I, personally, don't believe Beth is the type of woman to have cheated on her husband. My theory is that Beth got booted for one of two reasons (or both): she encouraged Kate to slow down the filming because she saw it was damaging to the kids or she asked for fair recognition and compensation for the book.

Swissmiss said...

As to how long Steve has been around, when Kate was on an extended book tour, Jon objected to Steve's constant presence.

If there was nothing going on, Kate could simply have asked for a new bodyguard. He works for a security company (at least he did then) and they surely had someone else they could have sent.

Purseboy Lives said...

This is conjecture, but Steve is a mystery to me. Here is a guy who is an executive VP who is doing the work of subordinates. VP's run a company. How in the world did he end up being the Gosselin bodyguard? This must be some very lucrative gig for him, so it is in his interest to continue supporting Kate and kids working. I have no idea if they have more than a working relationship, but if there wasn't a Mrs. in the picture, it's very obvious that Kate is extremely dependent on the guy. I've always wondered if TLC had so much riding on the success of the Gosselins and Kate was such a loose cannon, that a big shot was called in and now he has ingratiated himself so much in her life that they are considered a couple, intimate or not.

tagalong said...

I see Kate Major is voicing her opinion on Jon's tweet about the hearing. IMO, Kate Major is an absolute NOBODY and her opinion(s) are self serving and irrelevant with respect to the issue at hand. Jon's tweet was in response to his desire and responsibility, as a FATHER, to protect his children and their right to privacy.

Tami said...

ROL has side by side comparisons of Kate's boobs to decide whether she had a boob job. Problem is, she had one already in the first pic! Dumb..

Then today on the View Sherri actually uttered the words "they are trying to make a buck off the backs of children" and was NOT talking about Kate, but Glee. Again, dumb..You'd think something would click and she'd think "doh!"

Yolanda said...

HW - I think you misread tj's post. She suggested BETH found Kate with Steve, not the other way around.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

@ tagalong...

Hailey Glassman collected a few bucks this week, for opening up her big mouth to Radar, about Jon as well. What a 'much ado about nothing'.

Silence is golden... girls.

Random thoughts... said...

Much has been made of Purseboy being a VP.... means nothing, y'all!

Many small companies make websites to create the illusion they are bigger than they seem, and if the company is small, most of the principals have "titles" - it makes the whole operation look BIG, and thus more enticing to customers.

There is a whole art and science to marketing your small companies. It many times comes down to smoke and mirrors.

Has anyone looked at his website? I did a long time ago, and it seemed that they have very few "operatives".

Could be that Purseboy being VP is more fluff than real. Three men could be Pres, VP and CEO.

Maybe he and his "company" give themselves airs.

Frankly, I don't believe anything he or anyone says about his company.

Really! Who would be proud of carrying purses for the likes of Khate?

It has to be mega bucks from TLC. And I find it interesting they had to go to New Zealand to find a company willing to take on the purse duty. Am I right in remembering Purseboy's company is based down under?

If I remember that correctly, it smells like them jumping at an "opportunity" to take their company global. LOL

And he is still missing, right?

I'd LOVE to be the fly on the wall when the TLC boobs talk about keeping him or letting him go.....

As much as I hate to see her get any kind of publicity, I am disgustingly curious about where she is. I know, smack me.... (and NO, I still would never watch anything she's in).

Is it really over? I want closure!!! I want to see a note from TLC saying "so long Khate - you're just too much dammmm trouble for your lousy ratings".

PA G-ma said...

K8 is making herself scarce from the limelight SO..TLC pulls out the benchwarmers, Kate Major and Hailey Glassman to keep the media attention going. What a crock! I guess the limelight of their "careers" after Jon did not pan out as they had hoped for either one of them. They both should get a life. Who's next, the nanny that K8 didn't know or want but kept in the compound after Jon left?

txmom said...

Txmom, there were pictures of Purseboy with Kate taking Cara and Maddie to dinner and a concert which I don't believe was a TLC event. I'm sure there are more.

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Well, if TLC paid for the tickets, limo, etc., then it is publicity for the shrew and TLC.
I still believe, if Steve is there, it is for the benefit of TLC.
If she paid for the bodyguard, then he would be out and about with her locally.
If she is concerned about her welfare, I would think running her daily errands would warrant a paid escort.

HW said...

Yolanda-
You are so right. I DID misread that post.

TJ, please accept my apologies for contradicting you without reason.

Now I totally agree with your theory.

anotherthing... said...

kate's a loser said...

"For someone whose 'every minute' is captured by the paparazzi, Kate sure has been MIA lately. It's interesting how this woman who 'proved' that she hasn't had plastic surgery because the paparazzi would have caught her coming out of the doctor's office can now live her life completely under the radar..."
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I couldnt agree more!!! Also with your possible conclusions being that the 'paps' are TLC payroll employee(s) being told to back off or a lone pap kate doesnt call to tip off any more or that her pic just doesnt make and $$ now.

Either way... she sure can go away if she wants to, huh? What a freakin' head case this woman is.

It does call into question the things weve talked about before, is she hiding because she knows TLC has pulled the plug?

Is she hiding because a big story is about to break?

Is she hiding because she had MORE plastic surgery? What is causing it?

Not that I mind- dont get me wrong, Id love for it to be permenent. But thats not quite Kate style.

If not any of those things, what will she do to get the spotlight back on her?

Sshh said...

The industry rumor is that Kate is history. I heard that there is only one episode left and unless it gets outstanding ratings, the show is over. I don't work for TLC, but that is what is going around a certain production company.

jasmine said...

Steve's company address is a suite in an office building, probably near Discovery's headquarters in Maryland. A business can have an impressive company website and be run out of the owner's basement or a closet. Business owners use addresses that are just PO boxes, empty lots, abandoned warehouses, and memorial park plots. Maybe Steve will go back to New Zealand after his contract with TLC is finished. He'll never be able to go undercover in the States after this high profile boobyguard assignment with Kate Gosselin.

Shepherd Of The Flock said...

"Then today on the View Sherri actually uttered the words "they are trying to make a buck off the backs of children" and was NOT talking about Kate, but Glee. Again, dumb..You'd think something would click and she'd think "doh!"

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I have always found it amazing that someone so ignorant could have a job on national television. Last fall she said that she would blow up Jon Gosselin's car and burn down the house. She's a real piece of work.

Kate's Bleak Future said...

@ Sshh...

I certainly hope so- and it's not like TLC doesn't have other shows (with comparable ratings, I'm sure)... to replace the "Kate Plus 8" time slot.

For instance, that super-creepy "Sister Wives" show seems to be sweeping the Reality TV nation. Another shameful example of familial exploitation.

readerlady said...

If there is indeed only one episode of Kate+8 left and the rumors about her being history are true, that is wonderful news! My only fear is what's in store for the children now. After seeing what Khate's capable of when the cameras are trained on her, what sort of drama will she come up with to get them back?

I agree that Sherri is an idiot. If she's referring to the "Glee" actors who posed in GQ - they are NOT children. They are adults, in their mid to late 20's (24 - 28). If she's referring to the children who are fans of the show, it's their parents' responsibility to see that they don't get their hands on a copy of GQ. I'm not a Gleek, but I've seen a few episodes of the show. There's no way I'd allow a child (say under 12 or so) to watch it. Too many adult themes and sexual references.

Re Purseboy's company. I've always suspected that his "Executive VP" title is titular. As other posters have pointed out, a company of only 2 or 3 people can have lofty but meaningless titles. His acting as a guard for Pres. Clinton/the Royal Family/etc. most likely came in the performance of his duties as a police officer in NZ. In the recent news and photos of Sandra Bullock on vacation with her baby son, mention was made that they were accompanied by a bodyguard. No pix of said bodyguard and I doubt seriously that he was carrying her purse, carrying her luggage, carrying the baby, or performing any of the other tasks we frequently see Steve performing for Khate. Steve's a hired companion and probable paramour for Khate, nothing more and nothing less.

NISSAN LOVER said...

Kate go away, Jon's car was a Nissan 350Z Nismo. It's a very elite, rare 350Z.

Sharla said...

Good morning. Let's try to stick to the topic of the Gosselins, please. Some comments didn't make it through that were too much Glee, The View, and other shows.

path said...

When Kate was on the fishing boat and the kids were getting sick, I kept thinking of the reference someone made to the old commercial with the Tidy Bowl Man and Kate's falling popularity with the public. I felt so bad for the kids, but, I felt like "whoopsing" & flushing after that episode. Very smart TLC for hinting at the demise of Kate plus eight with smelly fish & vomit! I guess we all caught TLC sickness!!!

Jane in California said...

Readerlady said:
Re Purseboy's company. I've always suspected that his "Executive VP" title is titular. As other posters have pointed out, a company of only 2 or 3 people can have lofty but meaningless titles. . . . Steve's a hired companion and probable paramour for Khate, nothing more and nothing less.
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I agree. Somehow, Steve lucked into this gig, and I'm guessing from early on, he saw an opportunity and maximized it. If his firm is so high-powered, there's no way he would make such a complete ass of himself by being photographed carrying Kate's purse, dry cleaning, and basically traipsing around after her as her shadow. A body guard doesn't normally walk behind the person he's guarding, but rather to the side where he/she can look forward and backward for an oncoming threat. If a crazed stalker had indeed rushed Kate from the front, that person would have had plenty of time to place hands on her before old Stevie could dash from his position behind to take action.

As to Sherri Shepard, she's a fool. Which is too bad, because I used to think she was a pretty funny actress, but now I won't watch any show when she's on it

Barbra said...

I'm terrible with acknowledging who made comments I'm responding to but someone comments on HIS credits for having guarded heads of state, and I completely agree that he was one of the New Zealand cops on duty at the time. And also with the comments about the positioning of bodyguards, they are on a level or as close to it as possible so they can avert intrusion from the front or rear. Why they think she is worthy of being guarded is beyond me. If someone wants her, let 'em have her!

Monster Mommy said...

Well, well, well...

Jon's step-father, Albert Castello is defending him to Radar Online. Apparently, they contacted him for comment, after Jon's latest Twitter update. He basically said... the children come first, and that Jon can 'tweet' and do whatever the hell he wants. Also, his relationship with them has NOTHING to do with TV.

Go Pamela's hubby! The kids will thank you later, when they are out from under of the claws of crazy, controlling Kate.

Her TLC blog title should be changed to- 'KATE TAKES'.

ChurchMouse said...

Just waiting for the tearfest as Ms. Gosselin will make the talk show rounds. "Boo-hoo, my ex-husband won't let me exploit the kids!"

And I'll bet she tells those kids daily that it's daddy's fault if they have to move. She seems just the type to do that.

I'd love it if one of the older children called her bluff and told her, "You know what? Stop talking smack about our father. At least he doesn't film us vomiting on a boat."

Sharla said...

INF cribbed the L&S article this week.

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/10/life-style-suggests-kate-gosselin-skip-the-salon-appointments-care-for-her-kids.html

wildflowers said...

ROL had to contact Jon's step father asking him about Jon's latest tweet. Why didnt ROL conact KATE'S FATHER asking him how he felt about his daughter bikini clad on the cover of People magazine.

Tami said...

I too wondered why they don't try to contact Kate's family or write about her estrangements. They will do anything to make Jon look bad.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

It doesn't take much sense to realize Radar is fulla chit when it comes to Khate. Those idiot writers (I mean fabulous) are clearly on the TLC dole. She is suvch a "nothing" and they laud her every move (movement, including brand of TP), lol. As several readers have mentioned: flush.

Boobyguard is part of a national (large) insurance company. Prudential -- I think.
Hope they don't hold your policies!

Tami said...

I agree that Sherri is an idiot. If she's referring to the "Glee" actors who posed in GQ - they are NOT children. They are adults, in their mid to late 20's (24 - 28). If she's referring to the children who are fans of the show, it's their parents' responsibility to see that they don't get their hands on a copy of GQ. I'm not a Gleek, but I've seen a few episodes of the show. There's no way I'd allow a child (say under 12 or so) to watch it. Too many adult themes and sexual references.

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I see where the mods don't want too many Glee comments, but no, she was not talking about the actors who posed, but the kids who are supposedly fans of the show. I have heard comments from parents saying their tweens are fans. I just can't believe Sherri is constantly defending Kate for "having" to make her living off her kids.

gone said...

Okay, so if Kate needs ratings, she knows how to get 'em. She was never more in demand than when her husband was "cheating"...If people will not pay attention to Kate, one of two things is gonna happen: the truth about Steve will "leak" out...because honestly, that would cause the biggest amount of attention that she has ever had in her life! Cameras would be everywhere and she would once again be on all the rag mags----or the other thing that will happen, is that she or perhaps one of the children will get some vague 'fatal disease'...she can't help it; she must have attention and feel powerful by manipulating everyone.