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still skanky said...

I find it hilarious that Kate suddenly stopped wearing the hooker gear. No boob flashing or short skirts in a while. Despite widespread criticism and ridicule, she insisted on making our eyes bleed with those horrible outfits on that manly body. So what made her stop? Did TLC finally put their foot down? Did her custody attorney tell her to stop dressing like a skank? Wouldn't you love to have been a fly on the wall when the powers that be told her to stop dressing so foolishly?

Berks Has Shoes! said...

I find it hilarious that Kate suddenly stopped wearing the hooker gear.

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I don't think that TLC or the attorney had much to do with it. We've had cool, raw, rainy weather here for the past week or so. It's been in the 40s/low 50s in the early mornings. She'd be nuts to go out in short shorts, mini skirts, or halter tops in weather like this. Have no fear -- come spring she'll pull the hooker clothing out of moth balls.

Monster Mommy said...

Well, I'm hoping the weather stays relatively cool in PA, for the rest of the year... as I don't want to see Kate's "DIRTY PILLOWS" anymore.

(footnote reference: Stephen King's 'Carrie')

still skanky said...

We'll see...I still think she's dressing more conservatively on purpose. And I suspect it wasn't her choice. But who's to say? It was pretty hilarious, you gotta admit. The kids must be relieved not to be seeing her boob job scars on a daily basis anymore.

Monster Mommy said...

@ still skanky...

I agree. Enough with the hooker garb. Bring on le' grey shawl, and cover 'em up.

Also, I heard Baby Mama's interview was a major snooze-fest.

Zzzz...

Geri said...

Monster Mommy said...
@ still skanky...

I agree. Enough with the hooker garb. Bring on le' grey shawl, and cover 'em up.

Also, I heard Baby Mama's interview was a major snooze-fest.

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When a caller asked Baby Mama if she has had any classes or training in child development, she said all her family are teachers. "But what about YOU?" the caller asked. She said she studied fashion in school. That showed her ignorance about children.

Vanessa said...

She did it last year when fall/winter came. It was the summer of "crotch-gate", remember all the baby doll dresses? Then she toned it down when the cold weather started. Then, low and behold, this summer she REALLY outdid herself- NYC(black tank, white shorts, LOLLIPOP), Zebra top, black satin shorts, hot pink peek-a-boo-back top, etc....

As far as her blog goes, Bull$#@%!
She (or whoever is writing it) tries to make it sound so ladida, when in fact we SAW how miserable, crabby, bitchy she was ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Why was she ALREADY in a foul mood on DAY ONE?

JoyinVirginia said...

Here is another reminder of how Ms. Kreider wasted her opportunity for positive press on Dancing with the Stars.
In this week's TV Guide, on the Tuesday highlights for DWTS, the blurb reads "Who knew it would only take a great partner and some gaudy dresses to tuen Audrina Patridge from a Hills footnote to a hells of a dancer."
I am a huge DWTS fan. Ms. Kreider was given an incredible gift when she was partnered with Tony Dovolani. She chose to criticise and ignore Tony's instruction. She showed the faithful DWTS audience how unprofessional and unpleasant she is.
I have never been a fan of "The Hills", if anything it is more boring than Ms. Kreider's former show. (My kids watched it, I saw bits and pieces from time to time.) I thought Audrina was a store mannequin for all the emotion and intelligence she demonstrated on the show. Because of DWTS and how she has worked so hard with Tony, I really LIKE Audrina, she has demonstrated a pleasant and determined personality, and I will check out any future TV shows she is on.

TandLMommy28 said...

For fun, I looked up Baby Mama's site. I have to say it was HILARIOUS to me. I especially like her motto.

"We are sticking by our motto..We will be here on the web until ALL the Kate Gosselin hates sites just fade away."

Catchy motto. It just rolls of the tongue.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"We are sticking by our motto..We will be here on the web until ALL the Kate Gosselin hates sites just fade away."

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That's hilarious.

Apparently the BMs of the world are unable to comprehend that the 'Hate Kate' sites WILL fade away, and the fade will be in conjunction with Kate herself fading away back into oblivion where she belongs.

Looking f'ward to the "Hate Kate" sites' fade is to look f'ward to Kate Gosselin's final fade - the two are inexorably linked.

Duh.

No Sightings, Purseboy and 4 Wives said...

Has anyone noticed? RadarOnline and all the other tabloid sites have seemingly dropped Kart.

It seems like she arranges for 1 photo shoot each week just to keep us annoyed... the basket at the dry cleaners and kids at the bus.

I'm guessing that TLC has dropped her like the proverbial hot potato, the hot-nasty-mean-lying-potato... they've got themselves a new toady - well, actually 5 of them: the creepy dude with 4 "wives". Boy is that show getting the attention from everywhere. And it's not good attention, either! Reminds me of the early days of Kart when folks were just beginning to go "huh, what?"

And so I am wondering, after she finally fades away, will there be any way to keep track of the raising of the kids? I guess it's not really our right or responsibility is it?

It makes me so sad to think that this unique family, who had the chance to be loving and fulfilled, will quietly retreat to private yelling and criticizing behind closed doors.

There is no reason to believe that Kart will magically turn into a nurturing and kind mother after the media attention ends.

Oh well. Hopefully Jon will be able to balance out the toxic atmosphere at the 'mine-all-mine-mansion' when he has the kids for visitation.

And hopefully the kids will figure out how to take care of each other and protect themselves from Kart.

Oh, and BTW! How long has Purseboy been in Europe for his vacation??? It seems that he hasn't been around - someone said that TLC must not be paying him anymore.

Does anyone know the actual date of the contract ending? Oct 1 or Oct 31?

Enough of my dripple - I'm going to miss this site when it shuts down once Kart is gone for good!

Crabitha said...

BM is more like Kate than I had imagined. She really thinks she did well, and she doesn't acknowledge that it was not even a real radio station.

Very similar to Kate when she thought she was doing well on DWTS. No sense of self-awareness whatsoever.

jibberjabbers said...

Starmagazine indicated that Kate Plus 8 will return in November. As the kids are going to school full-time at the moment and TLC are now only filming "periodically".

During the summer, the kids were working full-time. Which is why Kate Plus 8 had so many episodes when it was promoted as "specials".

As for Twist of Kate, TLC doesn't have a release date. But others have 'claimed' that it will feature the kids.

Merrilee said...

Crabitha said...
BM is more like Kate than I had imagined. She really thinks she did well, and she doesn't acknowledge that it was not even a real radio station.

Very similar to Kate when she thought she was doing well on DWTS. No sense of self-awareness whatsoever.
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She is beginning to see HERSELF as the celebrity. Her show got more attention that Kart's! How funny. Could we begin to see Kart fade out and BM fade in? LOL!!!

Merrilee said...

It's official, and what we might have suspected. Some of Kate's fans would "die for her." I saw it on BM's site.

I wonder what Kart would do for them? Bwahahahaaa

Lilacs And Lavendar said...

When a caller asked Baby Mama if she has had any classes or training in child development, she said all her family are teachers.

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I guess that when the "smarts" were handed out, she must have been hiding in the bushes and was missed! With her language and grammar skills, wouldn't you think that if all in her family are teachers that something would have rubbed off on her?

She studied "fashion" in school? What school? Ninth grade home economics? Does she approve of Kate's hooker outfits? LOL!

Tami said...

I don't think that TLC or the attorney had much to do with it.
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Oh I believe all her bad press had everything to about it. But I believe she herself reads her own press and maybe finally got a clue..at least for now anyway.

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

It definitely looks like the "Stah" is fading and that's a good thing.
On the other hand, I really feel sorry for the kids, especially the boys, who seemed to suffer most from the "Wrath of K8 with severeness". AND...it goes without saying that I will miss all of you posters when there is nothing more to say.

Elvira said...

TLC's support of Kate is so meager and mild that it's laughable. When was the last time filming was seen? Doing the back to school for we've lost count time? They say it's going to be on the schedule in November. Is that the episode that was set for September 27 and pulled? Any sightings at the twins' birthday party?

This looks like a try to let the show fade away quietly to me just like they did the Hayes family. They finished airing what they had and then never mentioned the show again.

Go Jon said...

Remember how Kate lay pretty low right before the divorce was finalized and then came back crazier than ever once it was done with? Extensions, hooker shoes in 20 degree weather, and then DWTS and her head swelled tonits present level. I think she may be a little nervous about the custody hearing. Jon's parental rights were so stomped upon the first time around and she has hung herself big time with her quest for fame, exhibitionism, neglect and abuse of the kids, hostility and alienation towards their dad, lying, and grossly unequal split of the marital assets. Praying the judge is fair this time. Anyone who has seen a recent episode of kate plus 8 would seriously question her ability to mother those kids. Jon seems to finally be on the right track. Ellen seems like a decent person with genuine concern for him and the kids. And the less time with kate for the kids, the better.

WhiteShoes said...

I don't think the "hooker garb" is gone..what about those Horrendously Horrendous, slutty-looking white shoes she wore when going to the drycleaners?
I've never seen any shoes like that..and I live in a college town!
Pennsylvania must be the swingin' place, fashion-wise...who knew?

Vanessa said...

Something is up because when they have a 'series finale' they advertise the HELL out of it.
Just like the DIVORCE episode. They KNEW it wasn't the end of the end. Whaaat gives???

Pattypanda said...

Who believes anything in Kate's blog, besides that the kids ARE in bed by 7:30. She's been with them all of 3 or 4 hours by then and she's exhausted. If she were truly running 5 plus miles a day, she should have plenty of energy. She is just so full of sh it. It's hard to believe that Mady and Cara don't have homework that extends their evenings beyond 7:30. More like Kate is slumped in front of a TV with a few glasses of wine for the night when they go to bed. And since when would she ever allow Mady and Cara to make their own lunch choices or to occupy space in HER kitchen. Nothing she says is believable based on her past actions. No way is it believable that she is making multiple choices for breakfast. I bet they are lucky to have a bowl of cereal - a measure 1/2 cup with 1/4 cup of milk, and maybe a piece of toast. What she writes about is just so randowm, like she pulls this out of thin air. From watching the early years, she is just not this "nuturing" or flexible, in allowing anyone into HER space or any one under her thumb to make a choice of their own. She is just crippling these poor kids.

Disneyfan said...

Anyone know how much Ronald McDonald House got for her scooter today?

bonehead said...

Or perhaps, Kate does not write that blog at all. Think about how everyone here writes, and compare the thinking and writing to how she write that blog. To me, it sounds like someone at TLC does the blog, after they talk to Kate.

she is evil said...

Soooo..many of us think that a hungover Kate sleeps in until the coast us clear (ie: the kids are out of her weave). She gets up and doesn't clean, doesn't do laundry, doesn't mow the lawn or clean the pool, doesn't grocery shop unless for a photo op, doesn't cook, and usually doesn't pick up the kids from the bus at 4:30. While the kids are gone, she DOES run fake errands and buys a few items here and there for Chris' benefit, she does buy clothes and shoes, she does have her hair and makeup and nails done, she does have plastic surgery, Botox and other tweaks done. Once the kids are home, she's off for her afternoon jog/boob bouncing fest some days and the nannies and chef are left to feed, bathe, and supervise the kids. Who knows if they eat together, if she actually packs lunches or helps with homework, but I doubt she does any of that. Then the kids get to go to bed at 7:30 (?)...much like when they were babies and spent way too many hours in their cribs/cages. How sad. All her time is spent on herself and she has the nerve to brag about her morning routine on her blog?

seacitygirl said...

I think that she may realize that she is overexposed (in more ways than one) and is laying low. Who know, the last epi I watched was the "new house" epi and that made me ralph.

I pulled the plug and haven't went back.

Monster Mommy said...

I feel for every person on GWoP, that stopped watching after "Mine, ALL MINE!" That episode made me change the channel, faster than a speeding bullet. At that moment, I told my hubby "done". We lost our $650K home that month... Sad. We worked our tails off too.

And another thing... We don't have any kids-- and extended the time those sextuplets spent in a crib crying for mom is criminal.

I have never been "jellus" of Kate, no. She just thinks she's entitled to everything in life.

mommaof3 said...

Went to the Dr.office the other day and the People magazine was there with dear Kate on the cover. I picked it up and read it b/c I definately didn't buy it. It was pretty funny...people wrote all over her face..you know the whole devil doodles and mustaches...Now that is a People magazine I would buy. BTW, I live near Kate..that's what we think of her here in PA.

Can't See Sheep said...

@Vanessa, I think the kids will find as time passes that anything that reminds their mother that she is another year older causes her to be even more unpleasant than is the norm. During their birthday parties she tries to be cheery & it's obvious, but she can't help but make comments on herself being older. Yes, it really is all about kate. Oh dear, she's a mother of ten year olds now! Same with the first day of school it will remind her that she is another year older. Some narcissists have problems with aging, some are terribly vain & birthdays of their children & their own are more times to be mourned than to be celebrated to them.

Every normal mom I've known rejoices at watching her children grow, sure there is a little sadness, they're growing up after all, you won't have those years with them again, but I've never seen a normal mom make it all about her & how she's the one aging & go on at length how their children make her feel old. I have however heard narcisssists do this every year like each birthday is some rude surprise, some terrible burden thrust upon them that they MUST endure.

Fact is, we all age, we're all going to age every year, most of us the same time every year. It's a given, it's one of the few constants in life, our race has done this since the begining of time, that's life. It's how we spend those years that's important. You can spend them bemoaning age or you can really live them, either way those years are going to pass & there's not a single thing anyone can do to stop them.

All that said, kate looked a little hung over to me that day. She may have been or not. I'm sure if she was, the noise from 8 kids didn't make it feel any better for her. Oh well, she's the one that chose to have them, she needs to grow up & deal with it. Man up kate!

Marie France said...

About Khate's "skankwear": I have always assumed that it was Julie Carson May, Khate's PR person who told her to tone down the skankwear. IMO, I think TLC likes it when she dresses like a hooker as it perpetuates the controversy and controversy equals rating. Julie Carson May is probably trying to get Khate other gigs and probably the skankwear doesn't sell for what Carson May has in mind.

Also, about BM: She has a myspace page and she has indicated on there that she has a bachelor's degree from Fashion Institute of America in fashion merchandising. Fashion merchandising? Isn't that like what the people at Macy's at the mall do when they put an outfit together for display to entice people to buy? Lame.

Exhausted said...

I just keep remembering the fact that people on here posted that there was an episode where Kate cleaned out Mady and Cara's room and said she hadn't been up there in months. Really, Kate, really?? How can a parent not be in her child's room every day? Not tuck them in? Not read to them or put away their clothes? Not even drop in to think about them while they're at school? How can you let kids this young be on auto-pilot?

And from another side of things, how are you that DUMB--ridiculously moronic-- to market yourself as a super-mom and pretend that everything is for the kids but to not know how incredibly derelict in your duties that makes you look?

Monster Mommy said...

Funny thing about that hideous pink scooter- TLC bought for Kate's 'good behavior'. I'm not sure how much it went for (probably a quarter)... But it's been well over a year now.

Anyway, there was a running joke here @ GWoP that Baby Mama had purchased the scooter... along with Kart's DWTS heels-- and was parading around town with them. Suddenly, there she is on the internet radio show, promoting the auction. Something tells me the scooter has been collecting dust in BM's carport, until yesterday. Her condo association must have finally told her to get that ghastly thing outta' there!

too bad, so sad said...

Baby Mama once stated on her blog something about raising and caring for kids-that there is no book that tells you how. I didn't know whether to shake my head or point out that many people have PHDs in child development and there are many books-so right there you knew she knew 0 about children.
Now, however, she tells us she studied fashion, that makes perfect sense to me. After all the Gosselin Kids are nothing more to their mom except fashion accessories-Right?

Anonymous said...

Here's what Emmy winner Jane Lynch says about her time with Kate during the opening number on the Emmy show:

"Lynch also jested about her own career doubts after dancing with reality TV star Kate Gosselin during the opening musical number at the ceremony.

She explained: "I was dancing toward Kate Gosselin, going, ‘What is wrong with this world?'"
(re Lynch interview posted on Digital Spy)

Amy2 said...

ROL has pics of Kate running errands. Big deal. (Sarcasm) What struck me ws she is never photographed with friends. Never. Only the hired help (nannies, boobyguard). Not having friends is a sad, sad life. As far as I'm concerned Kate can have the money, the blink, etc; I'll take family and friends any day over material things.

Pegg Cath said...

Some said Khate was out running errands on Sat? Well, she had all week and the children are home on Sat, right? So, no spending time with the kids, right again.

I see the Gosselins, the grifters, lying twosome as getting what they wanted, now they are the Beverly Hillbillys, huh?

You can improve the face, lift the boobs, whiten the teeth, nip n tuck, but you can't fix STUPID.

Can you now?

So the PR person mapped this hair, clothing,etc for Khate? So,she concentrated on "Stupid poor white trash" and she got it. Bye Khate.

Put the prepared container of microwave oatmeal in the frig, the pancakes that you pop into the toaster, loaf of bread and the Juicy Juicy on the counter, so the Hired Cook knows what to feed the children at 4:30 while you sleep.

the hired nanny will insure the tups are dressed, all lunches were packed the night before and the lunch boxes are given to the children and the Nanny drives the children to their School Bus'....and Khate stay away from the School Bus' because all you want is your photo taken. Don't continue to put your children in embarassing situations. You are the only Pretend Mom getting on the School Bus. Against school policy and you bring the Paps to the School Bus' to put not only your children but other children in harm's way. Oh just put the tups in Boarding Schools, you know you are working on that, no doubt about that. You don't want those kids, no way, NOT.

Cara & Madi are 10, oh well, they will enter Boarding School next year cause you ain't going thru the pre teen years. No way. Not you Oh Empress on the HIll.

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

I have an idea. Why doesn't Kate take one kid with her each time she struts her stuff around Reading? Give them each a turn to have alone time with her. Those kids are always going to be a six pack and I feel sorry for them. I feel they will more than likely grow up with identity issues but I'm no psychologist. That would be so weird to see her with just one of those six kids running errands. Granted, it would be a boring photo for Chris to take but at least it would show the public that she truly does want to spend quality time with her kids. Then again, it would be irritating for the kid to have to sit through a tan and a nail session. They'd probably drive the staff nuts while the Queen of Sheba was getting her maintenance work done. Kate, you have no choice now but to go in to damage control mode if you want to begin chipping away at the contempt the public has for you. There is redemption if you want it.

It seems to me the more the public pushes her, the more she seems to push back. What a silly girl. This is not going to turn out nicely......

fidosmommy said...

Pegg Cath said...
Some said Khate was out running errands on Sat? Well, she had all week and the children are home on Sat, right? So, no spending time with the kids, right again.

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Doesn't Jon have them some weekends?

Tami said...

If she really does get up at 5:30 (not that anyone believes it), is she saying the kids get up that time also? I'd seriously feel sorry for them if they have to start their school day getting ready at 5:30 and not return home until 4:30. Even that part alone is bad enough--getting home that late and going to bed at 7:30, they really have no time to just be kids or spend time with their family. They spend so much time commuting I can't see how they'd fit in extra curricular activities because the drive is too long. I just don't see how they have much of a life.

LancNative said...

They spend so much time commuting I can't see how they'd fit in extra curricular activities because the drive is too long

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There's a "late bus" for Reading students who stay after school for extra curricular activities, such as sports, play rehearsals, recitals, etc. I'm not getting into what time it departs or when they get home, but there is enough time for after-school activities.

Lesleigh said...

Lok time lurker, first time poster!

I worked with Kate, and I can tell you it will be DIFFICULT for her to get a nursing job in Reading.

Interested? I can tell you more!

mama san said...

When Jon was a live-in Dad and went on errands a different child was taken along. Jon put in quality along with quantity time with all of the children.

mama san said...

TLC has someone reading these comments. Hopefully, they take to heart that Jon took a different child on each errand. It might spur them to suggest the same to Kate. Does anyone remember the particular episode that it was depicted? BTW, Jon did it cheerfully.

Cry Me a River said...

I don't remember the name of the episode but I will never forget the look of glee on Aaden's face when he got donut holes at Dunkins on one of the trips with Jon. He ate them with such delight it made me want to go out and get donut holes right away. He truly savored the moment.

Of course at that point I hadn't realized that the kids were always hungry due to Khate's unnatural obsession with food distribution.

Nor will I forget the look of contempt on Khate's face when she found out the poor child actually got a treat. I guess he got deducted for that on his food allowance.

ellamenopea said...

Does anyone know if the pink OCC scooter sold and if so, what was the highest bid?

Tami said...

There's a "late bus" for Reading students who stay after school for extra curricular activities, such as sports, play rehearsals, recitals, etc. I'm not getting into what time it departs or when they get home, but there is enough time for after-school activities.
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I would not ask about what times the "late bus" departs or arrives. That is not my concern. Everyone parents differently, obviously. But for ME, I would not have my kids having an almost 12 hour day either preparing for or commuting to and from school and also put them in extra activities at school, come home and do their homework and go straight to bed. It's a perfect set-up for Kate Kreider, however. How convenient for her.

ihatefrogs said...

ellamenopea said...
Does anyone know if the pink OCC scooter sold and if so, what was the highest bid?

How charitable of Kate Gosselin to DONATE the pink scooter that she paid absolutely zero money out of pocket for but she was monetarily compensated as the pink scooter was featured in the filming of and on episode of J & K + 8. The pink scooter was a 'gift' to Kate from the OCC guys which in turn Kate 're gifted' in the name of 'charity'. Typical.

Jane in California said...

LancNative said:
Many, many kids do this, some with a commute longer than these kids have. Think about the students involved in basketball, for example. Games often aren't over until 9 p.m. or so, and then they have a commute back to the school (if it's an away game) and then the commute home. Are you saying that these children should be excluded from sports and extra-curricular activities because they commute?
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My concern is based on the age of the Gosselin children (speaking specifically of the youngest 6). However, I feel even at age 10 (the twins age), this long of a day is too long.

For kids who are in high school, this would still be a long day, but more manageable as they are older and approaching graduation/greater demands, etc.

Children are only young once. I say let children have a childhood, and don't put them into long commutes, full school days, and full schedule of after school activities, leaving little to no free time, while they are in grade school. It's a bit much, especially on top of having no real summer vacation.

But that's just me. I had such a happy childhood, with afternoons free to play with my siblings and friends, that I wish the same for all children.

SoCalRosie said...

MaMaSan... when Jon made the Korean meal for the kids, he went to the store taking 2 of the kids with him, and I know that he spoke of doing it then. Because it was their turn to go with him on an outing. I would have enjoyed that epi so much more if they had put duct tape on Kates mouth!

Zoe said...

Lesleigh said...

Lok time lurker, first time poster!

I worked with Kate, and I can tell you it will be DIFFICULT for her to get a nursing job in Reading.

Interested? I can tell you more!
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If you write it they will read.

Anna said...

Lesleigh, why would it be difficult for Kate to find nursing work in Reading? Was she fired from her last nursing job? Please tell us more.

TLCTRAIN said...

Ohh I always wondered why Kelly Ripa was so keen to Kate. Well, Kelly and her husband are teaming up with TLC for a show... Ahhh makes sense now!

Yolanda said...

Lesleigh said...Interested? I can tell you more!

Yes Lesleigh - I am intersted. Tell me more!

Widowed Young said...

LancNative said...
Many, many kids do this, some with a commute longer than these kids have. Think about the students involved in basketball, for example. Games often aren't over until 9 p.m. or so, and then they have a commute back to the school (if it's an away game) and then the commute home. Are you saying that these children should be excluded from sports and extra-curricular activities because they commute?
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The problem that I have is that they are only in Kindergarten and 4th grade. Yes, my kids play volleyball, football and basketball and when they have an away game they get home late. But they are in high school. There is a huge difference between the ages of the G8 and 9th-12th grade.

My elementary age girls play in sports programs closer to home and I am the one that takes them to practice, picks them up and attends the games-I think that is normal for that age. We may do a carpool if a parent is unable to come but they are not sent out alone with coaches, music directors, ect at this age.

I would love for the Gosselins to pursue all their different talents and be encouraged by their parents to do so. There is nothing wrong with adding a dance class or gymnastics to that schedule but Kate won't do it. She even has the luxury of same age (maybe 2-4 of them would enjoy the same activity) and tons of help to get them there. I have 4 kids in 4 different schools so I am running around keeping everyone's schedule straight-and yes, it is just me-my husband died 3 years ago when the kids were just 5-15.

Kart as a Nurse... said...

Lesleigh,

I love a good puzzle! Let me guess.....

Kart was arrogant, did not do her share of the work, was rude to patients, critcal and snarky to other staff......

Did she by chance act entitled, better-than-others, not a team player?

Was she nasty to the docs or did she suck up to them?

That about cover it?

LOL

As a further note, I bet the hospital management around PA have seen her shows and have already decided that she is not good nurse material.

Hospitals need to have nurses who put patients first, and while patient care is paramount, it goes hand-in-hand with a good beside manner. Otherwise, they would be courting disaster when she pisses off the patients.

faline said...

I also was interested to learn this about Kelly Ripa. It made me sick
that she wouldn't ask the hard nose questions that I wished or brought up how Kate exploits her kids for money.

So now Kelly is also working for TLC?
That explains it.

Tami said...

IMO people who can't stand to have Kate criticized about something without arguing for her and defending her are feeling guilty themselves and know THEY could do better. I can't figure out why sheeple and others feel the need to justify every single thing she does.

MaggieL said...

Lesleigh - As a retired RN, I'd love to hear what you have to say. It has always made me shudder when I try to picture Khate in charge of patients' lives.

wedon'tneedyou said...

when Kate was a nurse she would leave religious materials for her patients...even if they didn't want it.

Boy she's come a long, long way since then.

From a totally obsessed Christian to posing almost nude on the cover of people magazine. What a role model she has become.

Kit said...

I would think Cara and Mady would jump at the chance to do after-school activities, be they sports or music lessons or whatever. Any opportunity to spend time away from "home" is probably viewed by them as a good time, where they are safe from the criticism and unpredictable behavior of their mother. Sad but true, kids from homes like these often view school as their "escape" from reality, and take every opportunity to extend their time there. Having as little time at home as possible would be viewed by them as a good thing, even if it means doing your homework on the bus rides and in-between classes so you can go to bed at 7:30. Early bedtime may also be viewed as an escape, since Kate rarely ventures up to their room. I suspect the twins have an active "second life" that excludes their mother as much as possible.

bonehead said...

To Tami: Why sheelpes and alike are so supportive and defend Kate, is cause they are just like Kate. Or as they keep saying about the rest of US, that we are jellus. NOT!

Minka's Tail said...

The question that has never been answered: why does Kate put her kids in a school so far from where they live?

Either A: The public schools in Wernersville are troubled in some way (though I doubt that in an affluent suburb).

B: Jon and Kate are doing a wonderful thing by putting the kids in this school because it's just so excellent and perfect, as some posters here have suggested. The time and expense is worth it.

C: Kate wants the kids in private school because she knows she can't push around public schools. For example, a child wouldn't be put in pre-K when he/she is ready for kindergarten, so that his/her siblings in pre-K don't have their feelings hurt. For example, there might be an attendance officer who frowns on taking kids to NC to film them. ( I have taught in both public and private schools, and parents have a lot more say in a private school.)

I hope it's option B, but since she never put her kids before herself, it's probably C.

MaryB said...

I am with No Sightings. Where in the heck is Stevie Boy?

leighann said...

There was a new People out today, the one with the student who killed himself on the cover. It has letters from the Kate/bikini issue and there are three about her. None in favor, which leads me to believe they didn't get any in favor.

Which one are you? said...

On the last thread, it was suggested that TLC may require Kate to take one of the kids along for a 'special' outing so she can keep pace with Jon. Since purse-boy isn't available, I guess the position IS open.

Jenn said...

I remember a while back when Kate's book came out someone commented that it would probably end up in the dollare strore bin. Well, I don't know if this has been mentioned but the other day I was in a Dollar Tree store and low and behold there was the Multiple Blessings book. Of course I bought it and read it in a couple of hours. The writing in that book could not have been done by Kate. It was very "poetic". I really can't think of a better word. It really made me sad to see all the changes just since the book has come out. I think her greed and love of the limelight ruined everything. How sad! What a pathetic person she has become. And for what its worth I have been reading this for a long, long time and have never posted until know.

Autumn Sunrise said...

Why sheelpes and alike are so supportive and defend Kate, is cause they are just like Kate.

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I'm not so sure. I think that WANT to be like Kate. Their own lives are so mundane, so ordinary, that they dream about living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. They can't achieve that in the real world, so they project themselves into that fantasy world, thinking that Kate is their friend and they are on the same playing field. They emulate her because they want to be her.

Take BM, for example. Clearly she is a Kate wannabe, but sadly, Kate wouldn't give her (or other sheeple) the time of day in a face to face confrontation. That's what is so pathetic. Sheeple, to Kate, are like insects to be squashed. They just haven't figured that out yet.

Tami said...

. I would never reject something worthwhile simply because it would make a 12 hour day for the child.
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They are 6. Say my child decides she wants the "unique experience" of staying up every night until midnight (she is 5)..sometimes I have to be the adult and overrule. Knowing she could not function properly after maybe a couple days or so of an over-scheduled 12 hour day, I'd say no, bad parenting or not : )

Tami said...

. I would never reject something worthwhile simply because it would make a 12 hour day for the child.
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By the way, in their case if you add in extracurriculars it would exceed a 12 hour day. If they arise for breakfast at 5:30 as she claims, and return home at 4:30, AND add in the sports, etc, it would be a lot. Sports will take longer than exactly one hour. My kids have been in many sports and activities and I can't think of one that ends after exactly one hour, even the ones that are supposed to. Then after that for her kids there would be getting on the bus, making their way home..

it IS all about her said...

Minka, I bet Kate has those kids in that pricy school because it is by most accounts, an excellent school. However, I personally feel that it is the prestige associated with this school that most appeals to her. She seems hell-bent on showing that she's 'made it'. She seems insecure, embarrassed and resentful of the fact that she grew up 'poor'. (It sounds like her family wasn't poor, but that money was tight and there wasn't the opportunity to travel and go the most expensive schools, etc). She strikes me as someone who didn't appreciate what she did have and that her parents did send her to a good school, although not the most expensive one. She is so obsessed with the appearance of wealth: the expensive school for the kids,the travel, the servants, the money pit house. It seems as if she's overcompensating for a childhood that she perceived as deprived: not rich, not well traveled, not in the biggest house, not pretty, not smart, not accomplished, not popular, etc. It's just speculation on my part, but I think she sends the kids to that school to feed her ego more than to benefit her kids. She strikes me as THAT self-centered and pathetic.

Lesleigh said...

I have been nursing for almost 30 years, and Kate Gosselin is/was the most difficult nurse I have EVER worked with.

As most of you comment here, she was always about ME, ME, ME...

We worked Labor & Delivery, and didn't care a bit about the women that she worked with. She talked about her own pregnancy with the twins, and acted as if she were the only person in the entire universe who had ever been pregnant. Of course, she had to relate every single complication that she had....although for most of us, it was just routine pregnancy stuff!

She had ZERO empathy for her laboring women, and sneered if they requested an epidural. "Real women can tough it out" was her mantra.

We gave her a baby shower when she was expecting the twins. A few of the gifts did not have the gift receipts in the package, and she was not happy. One of our nurses, who had also had twin girls, gave her a huge box of clothes that her girls never even wore, and she returned them to her, because her girls were "only going to wear new clothing".

If you had to work a shift with her, she whined and griped and passed off all of her tasks to other nurses. After a delivery, the room is pretty messy (as you can imagine), and she did nothing to clean the room back up. She always called Housekeeping. This is TYPICALLY the nurses job. Not Kate. She had to be the most selfish, obnoxious and unfeeling person we have worked with!!

She only worked every other weekend after the sextuplets were born. No one wanted to work with her. She had to tell her story to every patient, and many of them also requested another nurse. She was offended if her patient did not "know who she was".

If I was able to get pregnant, and was in labor: if Kate Gosselin walked in MY room, I would have to cross my legs, and say TRANSFER ME TO ANOTHER HOspital!!

She is one nasty and generally horrible people. She might have renewed her license to practice, but I doubt she will be hired anywhere in a 100 mile radius. She is too infamous and notorius!

Glad to meet all of you and I look forward to chatting more, as I try to remember the issues with her that I have tried to forget!

Jane in CA said...

Steve has indeed been gone longer than usual. I'm sure this is not Kate's choice. Could it be possible that TLC is tightening the financial reins and is choosing not to pay the daily rate for purse boy quite so often? Even for her beloved Stevie, Kate will not pay.

BeDoneNow said...

@ Lesleigh...
Thank you for sharing that. And to think she has gotten so much WORSE since then.

2 of my daughters are nurses and have an expression: POS Nurse.

Always a b---- said...

Wow, Lesleigh, thanks for sharing and do share more. I think we've all been giving Kate way too much credit. Many thought that fame turned her into a monster, but it appears that she has always been a great big asshole. It's a shame that such a toxic, negative, lazy, horrible person was ever allowed, by the powers that be, to have children. Those poor poor poor kids.

Just thinkin' said...

Wasn't Kate working at a dialysis center and not L&D at the hospital after the tups?

Sharla said...

This is a reminder that we do not and can not fact check all of the comments that come in. Each reader needs to assess the validity of the comments on his or her own.

no photoshop this time said...

For a chuckle, check out INF. They have pics of Kate jogging with close ups of her fat, cellulitey, lipo-scarred legs. It is truly astounding how bad her legs look. It looks like they have been lipo'd to death. Why else would a 35 year old have saggy, wrinkly and very scarred skin on her legs? This is not the body on the cover of People. Oh, and someone definitely talked to her about the way she dresses. She's wearing a tshirt over the sports bra this time.

Pony said...

I am pretty sure that at some point Kate did work labor and delivery as well as at a dialysis center.

Harvest Moon said...

Tami said: They are 6. Say my child decides she wants the "unique experience" of staying up every night until midnight (she is 5).

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

You're creating a situation when none exists. The kids aren't asking to stay up until midnight every night. These are six-year-olds. They don't have a sports schedule every night (in fact, none at all) that goes into the late evening hours. If a 10-year-old occasionally wants to go to an after-school activity, I don't see a problem. Most lower school sports are over at 6 p.m., getting them home long before midnight.

Every hour at school is an hour away from her.

Denise said...

"Before finding fame on her hit TLC show, Gosselin completed nursing school at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania. It was there she worked as a labor and delivery room nurse before leaving to raise her twin girls and sextuplets."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/10/28/2009-10-28_paging_nurse_kate_kate_gosselin_renews_nursing_license_as_possible_fallback_.html#ixzz129FJLcBI

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

Lesleigh, THANK YOU!!!!! Nice to meet you & please continue sharing your stories!

HW said...

Lesleigh -

I'm not one bit surprised by your experience with Kate. I find myself wondering if she was fired for excessive patient complaints. When I had an unpleasant experience with an L&D nurse, I certainly filed a complaint. My intent was not to get her fired (and I don't know if she was) but if several patients complained about Kate, surely the hospital would have let her go.

It's a shame that she most likely ruined what should have been a wonderful experience for many new mothers.

Lesleigh said...

I am not sure about her working in Dialysis. I suppose she could have, but I do know that she worked for us for a bit after the sextuplets were born, and of course, before the twins were born.

You are all correct that she aspired to have multiples, and the higher order the better. She seemed a bit upset when she found out she was only having two with the first pregnancy.

Then, there are those that suspect that she faked the PCOS.

Still Disgusted in Tx said...

faline said...
I also was interested to learn this about Kelly Ripa. It made me sick
that she wouldn't ask the hard nose questions that I wished or brought up how Kate exploits her kids for money.

So now Kelly is also working for TLC?
That explains it.

10/11/2010 2:10 PM

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SO DOES OPRAH--her new network OWN is in conjunction with Discovery/TLC and that is why she has never spoken up since their split to highlight their fraud. She promoted them shamelessly when they were riding high lying to the world, but stayed mum thereafter....

Button Button said...

The longer those little kids are on that bus is probably important time to them.

The closer and nearer they come to getting off the bus is probably when their stress levels begin to rise.

They probably can't even verbalize it to themselves, but time AWAY from mom is the best part of their day.

Getting OFF the bus means freedom is over.

Reading Resident said...

The word around town has always been that part of the perks Kart gets from TLC is the school her kids go to.

I wonder if that is true?

Jane in California said...

I appreciate the comments shared by Lesleigh. I have no way of knowing if Lesleigh is for real, but her description of Kate sure sounds right on.

I still remember my labor & delivery nurse, and she was a godsend to me. I feel sorry for anyone who got the bad luck of having Kate as their L&D nurse. I doubt she'd ever return to nursing - and I sure hope not, for the sake of all people needing qualified nursing care everywhere!

CAStudioGirl said...

I'm not sure how the topic of the length of a school child's day vectored off so strangely, but it was not my intent to praise or support anything KG was doing with her gang. I was only trying to say that allowing children to have a variety of experiences enhances their childhood *and* their eventual success as adults. When I stated my kids had *unique experiences* I was not referring to picking their own bed times or running their lives as 5 year olds. What I was referring to is that my kids were different (one interested/good in music, another interested/good in sports), I didn't require either of them to have the experiences their siblings had OR to replicate my childhood (happy though it was). One of my children required an afternoon nap well into second grade, another gave it up as three. A good parent creates a sensible safe framework and allow individual exploration within the safety of parental interest/supervision. It would be impossible for me to know the day to day workings/insanity of the Gosselin Institution, I can speculate of course .. but we can't know for sure how the G8 feel about their school, their bus ride and their participation / restriction on "normal" kid activities like sports, scouts, music, art. It seems they are being raised by a malignant narcissist and that seems to be a stumbling block to happiness and security. However, they aren't alone with this parent, they have the security of their siblings and the oversight / contribution of fulltime carers and of course the affectionate love of their father. I hope these mitigating factors allow them to develop normally and to look back with some fondness on at least some part of their childhoods.

readerlady said...

Re Khate's nursing career: Early on in the show - when the little kids were about 2, Khate was working on Saturdays at a dialysis center, while Jon stayed home and took care of the kids (with no help). She mentioned several times that she had been an L&D nurse, but I don't recall any mention of her working in L&D after the tups were born - not saying she didn't, just that I don't recall any mention of it.

Early in the show it was mentioned that the twins were going to this school because someone sponsored a scholarship for them. TLC may foot the bill for tuition now, but they didn't in the early years.

Lesleigh - thanks for your input. I have a friend who moved to Ohio from the Reading area about 5 years ago. She worked as a volunteer at the hospital for a year, and what she has to say about Khate pretty much tallies with what you've said. I don't feel comfortable in passing on specifics that she's related to me, but I'll see if I can't talk her into signing on to the blog and posting comments herself.

fidosmommy said...

During Season 1, I think Kate did go back to work as a nurse every other weekend. I think it was in a dialysis center, not in the same hospital where she had been a labor and delivery nurse. So, if I recall correctly, she has done both.

K8STFU said...

Most of us here truly do everything "for the kids". For some kids, they may want/need lots of activities, others may be more inclined to be at home reading books. Neither situation is better than the other, as long as the child(ren) is/are happy.

Unfortunately, I don't think K8 EVER puts her children's best interest as a priority. If the kids have a very long commute to school, it's not because K8 really wants the kids to get a great education. If K8 signs the kids up for activities, it's not for them to learn about sportsmanship and make new friends. If K8 takes some of the kids on her daily Target runs, it's not to spend more quality time with them.

K8 has an ulterior motive for EVERYTHING she does, and that motive is herself - pap shots, more "queenie" time to herself, etc.

FandM alumna said...

re: FidosMommy post about the dialysis center

FYI One of the Philly TV stations did a news story about the Gosselins several years ago (it might still be cached online); the reporter interviewed a group of two or three of Kate's nursing co-workers outside of the dialysis center. The nurses were not Kate fans.

FandM alumna said...

Found the clip from the NBC station in Philly - the report aired at the time of the divorce news.
It references Kate's job at the dialysis center in Reading where two nurses and a patient spoke about Kate.

http://jk8wop.blogspot.com/2009/05/former-patient-and-coworkers-speak-out.html

mama mia said...

A lot of people came into contact with Kate Gosselin before she went under contract with TLC but not one has genuinely surfaced to tell what they know. That is very strange indeed. You would think there would be dozens coming forward to share their experiences.

co said...

Just thinkin' said...
Wasn't Kate working at a dialysis center and not L&D at the hospital after the tups?


Yes, Kate did work at a dialysis center after the tups were born.

StoryLady said...

The way I remember it was that she worked every other weekend in L&D, then because of "financial problems" had to work at the dialysis center on the alternate weekends.
She explains all this at the beginning of one of the early shows; the one where Mady reads the note from Kate and Jon's feeding the babies.

LancNative said...

Early in the show it was mentioned that the twins were going to this school because someone sponsored a scholarship for them. TLC may foot the bill for tuition now, but they didn't in the early years.

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There are no "scholarships" in lower school.

I seem to recall that shot of Kate at the copy machine, showing hand-written expenses (around the time of the divorce). Her expenses had included tuition, and the cost was pretty much on target. There was no mention that TLC paid anything, or another person had paid for tuition. Those were HER expenses.

VacayMommy said...

Finally somewhere to share my story!! We ran into Kate and the kids at the beach this summer. My kids wanted to play with her kids (they recognized them from the show) but Kate's bodyguard was so MEAN!! He turned away my daughters and was very RUDE AND MEAN to them!!! My oldest was in TEARS!!! I was a fan until then. I will NEVER watch Kate on ANYTHING EVER AGAIN!!!

I'm so glad to have found this site!!!

a sad saga said...

the reunion at Hershey Med , one sole nurse came out to see them and she didn't even get their names correct. Then they went back and they were assigned the PR person from the hospital to film with - no doctors, no nurses that were actually at the birth greeting them with any enthusiasm -- See most people who go through that unit have lifelong relationships with the high risk pregnancy personnel, she does not. People that know her don't speak out because there is nothing nice to say. Many who have information, however, did write letters to change the Pennsylvania laws .

Her fans are fools and should pick better role models but then again there is a gullible person born every minute and that is what this reality industry banks on.

Before the Baby Mama person lashes her unknowing venom at me -- there isn't a single thing to be jealous of - not one - and I am in the know as well -- just because you are outrageously in debt does not make you rich and who wants to be on television if it is to be mocked and made a fool of.

Fortunately most people have family and friends to protect us from any irrational visions of grandeur. Her story is really quite sad.

nolovelost said...

For what it's worth, I saw Jon in Boston at the MOTA convention and he said, and I quote "maddie and Cara have scholarships, and are first and second in their class". Probably lies, as he followed that up with a request for $20 donations for braces and whatnot.

a different vacation story said...

VacayMommy said...
Finally somewhere to share my story!! We ran into Kate and the kids at the beach this summer. My kids wanted to play with her kids (they recognized them from the show) but Kate's bodyguard was so MEAN!! He turned away my daughters and was very RUDE AND MEAN to them!!! My oldest was in TEARS!!! I was a fan until then. I will NEVER watch Kate on ANYTHING EVER AGAIN!!!

I'm so glad to have found this site!!!
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Years ago my friends were at a resort in Florida and there was this big guy (later found out to be a body guard) who asked if the little girl he was guarding could play with my friend's small children. They said yes and played in the pool all afternoon. When it was time to go the bodyguard asked my friends if they would like to go walk with him to take the girl back to her room as the mother would like to thank them. They did and were greeted by Madonna who thanked them and took pictures with them and the daughters exchanged contact info.

G SaveTheQueen said...

Just had horrible news. J&K +8 will now be shown in the UK. Kate and the kids are planning a big visit across the pond over Christmas holidays to promote the show. Apparently, Kate is becoming very well known over there and they can't wait.

Hippie Chick said...

Wow. It seems many are coming out of the woodwork with Kate stories. Either it's about time, or...I don't know.

Cry Me a River said...

Welcome to GWOP, Vacay Mommy....

Sport said...

Oh man...

I took my son to a rock concert a few hours away last night and spent the night at my sister's house afterwards. Over breakfast this morning she somehow brought up kHATE!!

She was raving how great she looked and what an incredible figure she had, blah blah blah. I couldn't believe it. We playfully argued a little bit about it and she claimed that 'she saw her in a bikini on the cover of People and looked fabulous.'

WOW.

My sister is NOT a dumb person, advanced college degree, successful, great mother of 5 kids, etc, etc. I had to explain the idea of Photoshop to her and then went online and showed some REAL pics of kHate and of course this site ;)

I was driving home this afternoon thinking how incredible that exchange was to me, and it made me sad to think that intelligent, unsuspecting people in this country must REALLY believe the crap kHate dishes out. Amazing!

readerlady said...

"There are no 'scholarships' in lower school."

That may be officially true, but in the episode - sorry, I don't remember the name of it off hand. I think it was first season. It's the episode where Jon gets the girls off to kindergarten and prepares Khate's cup of coffee before heading off to work, he says that the girls are on "scholarship" at the school. That may have just been a face-saving method of saying that someone else was paying their tuition. It would be interesting to know who that was and if it's still being paid.

HW said...

VacayMommy -
I'm so sorry about your experience and I hope your daughters are okay after a grown man was mean to them like that. Sometimes it can really traumatize a child when something like that happens.

I would say I hope Kate feels terrible after reading this but I'm sure she does not. That is how she treats her own children and evidently, Steve treats children badly as well.

Your story makes me sure there are more out there like this and I just wonder why people don't speak out about such things.

Lesleigh said...

A post that I submitted earlier was not displayed.

I have no reason to come here and make things up.

I am using my middle name, which IS Lesleigh, so that I cannot be easily identified.

I decided to post, as so many people have made the suggestion that Kate go back to nursing as a way to supplement her income. I think it will be nearly impossible, even if she were to move to another state. She is just too recognizable, and her on-screen antics would make her rather unattractive to a potential employer.

Thanks to those who have welcomed me here. I look forward to more conversations. I have no doubts, that all of you have the childrens best interests and welfare close to your hearts. I know I do....

I have 2 grown children; my daughter in in the JAG Corps in the US Navy and my son works Corporate Security for a tobacco firm. I have one beautiful, 2-year-old granddaughter who I helped deliver and her Father and I cut her cord together.

This IS and always should be about the Gosselin children. There are many people who would like to be behind-the-scenes in helping care for them, and some that quietly are....it's when they are away from the cameras and inside the house that worries many of us!

God Bless,
Lesleigh

LancNative said...

That may have just been a face-saving method of saying that someone else was paying their tuition

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I remember that, too. When I heard it, I thought...what the heck is he talking about? There are no scholarships awarded in that grade.

LancNative said...

For what it's worth, I saw Jon in Boston at the MOTA convention and he said, and I quote "maddie and Cara have scholarships, and are first and
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That's really funny, because there are no class standings in lower school!

dustilies said...

Lesleigh said

A post that I submitted earlier was not displayed.

I have no reason to come here and make things up.

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First, Lesleigh, thank you for joining the conversation here. What you've posted about your experience working with Kate sounds completely plausible to me. As others have said, it is kind of sad to hear that Kate was just as ungrateful and entitled back at a shower for the twins as she "became" with fame and fortune. (Turning her nose up at "second-hand" clothing? All babies and toddlers care about in clothing is comfort, and most clothes get softer with multiple wearings and washings. Oh, wait, I was mixing Kate up with a normal mom who might put her children's needs before her own pride and vanity)

As for posts not going through--it has happened to me at least a dozen times over 1.25 years of posting here. Most I chalk up to Blogger's bugs, others may have been too provocative or frivolous or OT (thank you mods, for saving me from myself), a few were probably the fifth in the queue responding to the same question the same way. So please don't take it personally. And we all have to remember that this is Sharla and all's blog--their responsibility, their right to edit.

Jane in CA said...

Her fans are fools and should pick better role models but then again there is a gullible person born every minute and that is what this reality industry banks on.
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If you read the comments posted by her fans on INF or Radaronline, those who are her most fervent supporters apparently never met a punctuation mark they liked, have atrocious spelling, and generally sound quite under-educated or to put it more bluntly, unintelligent.

It is rare that you see one of her fans who can string together several coherent and intelligent sentences. It's a lot of gnashing of teeth about "haters" who are just "jellus" and who "would do the same thing if they had the chance." I think Kate appeals to the lowest common denominator of the general public.

But like someone else mentioned, there are plenty of people who still take the pictures they see in People (and the stories) at face value, never questioning the validity. That's their perogative. I have a friend who is like that - she's quite intelligent but she is always forwarding me e-mail warnings about different supposed dangers. I check them out and 99% are debunked on Snopes. No matter how often I gently point this out, she always forwards the next high alert to me.

I think the normal intelligent people who still think Kate is just an overworked single mom, are probably people that only have time to skim the surface of things because their own lives are so busy. The good news is that they probably aren't watching Kate + 8, nor will they tune in for Twist of Kate (if it ever reaches the airwaves).

dustilies said...

nolovelost said...

For what it's worth, I saw Jon in Boston at the MOTA convention and he said, and I quote "maddie and Cara have scholarships, and are first and second in their class".

then LancNative replied

That's really funny, because there are no class standings in lower school!
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Possible scenario? At parent-teacher conference, teacher tells Jon "your girls are at the top of the class!" which he, like most of us giddily proud parents, interprets as "they are rankled first and second."

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

Like many others, I wonder why we haven't heard from sales persons at Walmart or whereever else Kate shops. What I have concluded is that people are afraid of being 'found out'. If she came through your check stand and said something really stupid and worthy of enlightening your colleagues, you would have to tell someone. It's human nature. In fact, you'd be busting to let everyone know. And before you know it, the whole place would be laughing about it and you would be forever completely satisfied that she is, in fact, a complete hag. And because you are a decent, logical thinker, you had just a tiny bit of hope that maybe there is a lovely side to her that might exist. But there isn't. So now you go on GWOP and tell your story 'anonymously'. Well, it's pretty damn obvious it's you to your co-workers so I guess people are afraid of losing their jobs because of a big mouth. I know someone who visited Matt Roloff's farm and Matt told him some stuff about TLC and it was very interesting to say the least. I'm tempted to write about it but I won't because my husband doesn't want his friend to think he blabbed to me and herein lies my point. What I do know is that Matt doesn't give a crap anymore now that the show is finished and he's not afraid to talk. My friend said he is a really nice person and he got sick of the cameras being in their lives. Interesting. I guess he doesn't have the same cold, icey blood running through his veins like Kate does. I remember that scene when Kate told the cameras that "we weren't ready, it's too soon" to stop the show because of Jon. And then the tears and the Kleenex dabbing her eyes, including that wonky one. Waaah. I want to puke when I picture her face faking those emotions. As I always like to say, Blech.

LindaD said...

I was just on the TLC website looking for anything on Kelly's new show, and while there I read Kate's recent blog. She states that she is soooo busy getting the kids ready for school and doesn't have time to get anything else done......how can she not get anything done when she has 10 hours to herself each day?

Anyway, the best part was the last comment left:

"Kate, darling I would love to interview you for my blog. It's been suggested that we do a show together since we both have the gift of gab. Please contact me and we'll set something up? Hugs and kisses to you and the precious eight.

Posted by: Baby Mama | 10/11/2010 at 03:48 PM "

I don't understand how BM can do an interview about K+8 as if she is Kate's personal spokesperson, and then post a comment on her blog asking for an interview. What is wrong with this picture? I don't know, I just find this very disturbiing.

bonehead said...

BM, is the ultimate crazy fan. She is so delusional. I would love to see someone call her on that. But , she would probably say you are "Jellus" of Kate.

bonehead said...

Oh, Yeah, about Kate in UK. I would not be surprised if Kate does a Christmas show, in UK. She will do a promo and a show to give her rating a jump. I read a rumour, that if her rating don't get better TLC will dump her. They do have their new shows.

A4Eliz said...

I always had a hard time believing that K8 had been a nurse because she acted so crazy about changing diapers and bathing the kids. I hate to think of how she must have neglected patients or been rude when she did help them.

Exhausted said...

Every time I watch DWTS, I still can't believe how the judges would give Kate all 5's most of the time when her dancing was the worst ever, and now they hand out 4's left and right to people who don't seem nearly as bad as she was.

I also wonder how Kate is always spared. The DWTS judges were much more rude to Michael Bolton and the Situation than they were to her, and I find her much more offensive than either of these guys. Can a publicist/PR person really make everyone be kind to you? Even on Access Hollywood or ET, when they showed Kate's People cover, Billy Bush said something to the effect of, "Well she does look great." A few weeks later, they should a picture of Aaron Carter who has been working out, and Billy made fun of him. How is she always given a pass?!

Barbra said...

Lesleigh, how anyone would think you were making up stories is beyond my comprehension. Normally it would be obvious if the stories made her out to be toooo nasty, but with HER that just isn't possible. Your comments just scream of being real - it is her to a 'T'. No one needs to exaggerate when it comes to her, what she is is what she is!
There is a story on the Internet today of the Top 10 most obnoxious people on reality tv. This is hilarious, SHE didn't even make this list (like she doesn't make most lists) even though she clearly deserves to be #1. She just doesn't RATE when it comes to people listing things/people they like or don't like, she's not important enough, they just don't even think of her!

LancNative said...

Possible scenario? At parent-teacher conference, teacher tells Jon "your girls are at the top of the class!" which he, like most of us giddily proud parents, interprets as "they are rankled first and second."

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Rankled? As in irritated? LOL. In this scenario, which twin would be first and which twin second? Nope. Doesn't happen. Teacher doesn't say anything about students being at the top of the class, middle of the class, bottom of the class. or not even in the ballpark.

just wondering said...

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/celebrity/On_Jon_and_Kate___I_Hope_They_Get_a_Divorce__Philadelphia.html

video of coworkers talking about Kate. (credit to Preesi..)

Sheering The Sheeple said...

"But like someone else mentioned, there are plenty of people who still take the pictures they see in People (and the stories) at face value, never questioning the validity. That's their perogative."

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It's also their preogative to sit at their computers all day, following every blog while ignoring their own families. Is this an addiction of sorts? If so, what are the effects of withdrawal when the show ends? Do they all get together and choose a rising "celebrity" to emulate, thus starting the cycle all over again?

Hippie Chick said...

LindaD...BM IS a very disturbed individual. It wouldn't surprise me if she "plays pretend" as Kate. She needs to look into some therapy. What she sees & what we see are 2 totally different things. She wears rose colored glasses when viewing those episodes, & seems to think that raising your children with disdain & anger in your heart is the way to go.

The more people that come out & speak about their personal experiences with Kate in a public forum the better IMO. Let everyone see her for what she is, not just the "haters". I'm talking the media too. Someone needs to ask her the hard-hitting questions finally, put her on the spot. The time will come, or HAS come. She isn't doing much except her little errands, & frankly, I find that to be good news. She isn't everywhere anymore. Good! Keep it that way!

FandM almuna said...

ABOUT THE SCHOOL TUITION

I live in Lancaster and work at the corporate headquarters of a well-known manufacturer of flooring, ceiling tiles and cabinets. I am responsible for the administration of my company's philanthropic programs.

The private school the Gosselin children attend in Lancaster has received donations from my corporation (as well as from other companies, foundations, and private individuals) that are earmarked as tuition assistance for promising students from economically challenged families.

These "hardship" students are chosen by the school to receive the tuition assistance. According to the formula the school provides its corporate donors, no child receives 100% tuition assistance from this fund. Rather the tuition assistance can range from 10% to 65%. The parents or guardians of the students are required to pay something toward tuition.

Tuition assistance is available for qualifying lower school and upper school students.

Some people might mistakenly refer to this as "scholarship" money. Perhaps the Gosselin children are receiving tuition assistance from the school.

By the way, the donors to the tuition assistance program at this school do not receive any information that would identify the recipients.

FandM alumna said...

Apologies for the typo in my posting: should be FandM alumna

Tami said...

For what it's worth, I saw Jon in Boston at the MOTA convention and he said, and I quote "maddie and Cara have scholarships, and are first and
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That's really funny, because there are no class standings in lower school!

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Yet he did say that. I remember seeing the interview posted online at the time. I think most can infer that "scholarship" meant someone was funding it, and "top of the class" was probably his way of saying his kids were super special compared to everyone else and got good grades.

Kart Takes Kids Overseas? I DOUBT IT!!! said...

What is this rumor about Kart going to UK for Christmas with her kids????

I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that Jon would allow that. I am very, very, very sure that the 'other' parent would have to approve the kids LEAVING the COUNTRY! Right?

This sounds like some Kart PR, or TLC promo to stir up controversy....

And finally, I think it's hilariously desperate of Kart to have to go overseas to get 'fans'.... I figure the Brits will just laugh her out of their living rooms. She'll be an imported joke.

PA G-ma said...

I've read FandM alumna's comments about the funding to schools and I've heard of this before.

BUT....

Aren't these recipients' needs reviewed every year? After the first year of the Gs filming, their income would hardly be considered a "hardship situation". It would have been more than adequate to sustain a family of 10. Plus the "extras, freebies and love offerings" add a healthy bonus to the income status.

My point being, early on, there were 2 other students who may have been deprived of these grants. If the Gs are still getting this aid, there are 8 other kids being left out.

Purseboy, Where Are You? Oh, Purseboy..... said...

Anyone seen Purseboy?

This is getting serious!

Could TLC have quit paying him?

--- Possible.

Could he have gotten another, 'real' bodyguard job?

--- Not likely, not for a 'real' important person. Unless she needed help with her purses.

Could breathing European air have cleared his thinking after being around Kart for so long?

--- Perhaps.

Could he have made sooo much money from purse duty + hazardous duty pay that he is now rich and can retire to a deserted desert island?

--- Money might not be the issue. He might have gone bonkers and just needs absolute quiet and seclusion to try to regain his sanity and pride.

Just like the books 'Where's Waldo', we might need to set up a world-wide watch for PurseBoy.

But if he's gone underground to get away from Kart, I doubt we'll see him again.

Hmmm, I wonder if that would be such a bad thing? LOL

A world without Kart and Purseboy. Just imagine............

One has to wonder if Kart is in danger now, without Purseboy!

--- Well, not really, unless her purse gets too heavy!

Oh geez, I crack myself up!!!
ROFLMAO.

And to end on a serious note (not that I wasn't serious when writing the above ):

It is good to read some wonderful and uplifting news today about the Chile miners rescue. Rather puts Kart and her life into perspective, doesn't it - she is simply irrelevant.

Alice Bluegown said...

LESLEIGH SAID...

(snip)You are all correct that she aspired to have multiples, and the higher order the better. She seemed a bit upset when she found out she was only having two with the first pregnancy.

Then, there are those that suspect that she faked the PCOS.

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There are usually very identifiable symptoms of PCOS, and some of those symptoms are the physical appearance that person probably has.

Kate looks nothing like most PCOS patients do, and if she DID have PCOS, she still does.

She is pretty much full of baloney!

Does it seem possible that she somehow used Clomid without a doctor's prescription and guidance?

Can't See Sheep said...

Lesleigh, nice to see you here. Your post sounds so very much like kate. People like her are not created overnight, their nastiness rages throughout their lives & gets worse with age. It's too bad you had the misfortune of having to work with her, no one deserves to be stuck with someone like kate.

It's good to hear that should she attempt to return to nursing it's not likely to happen at least in the area. No one going into a hospital should have to deal with kate as their nurse & no one should have to entrust their loved one to her, that's just frightening & nightmarish.

Kylie said...



VacayMommy said...
Finally somewhere to share my story!! We ran into Kate and the kids at the beach this summer. My kids wanted to play with her kids (they recognized them from the show) but Kate's bodyguard was so MEAN!! He turned away my daughters and was very RUDE AND MEAN to them!!! My oldest was in TEARS!!! I was a fan until then. I will NEVER watch Kate on ANYTHING EVER AGAIN!!!


It's tragic irony that those kids have zero privacy, their most embarrassing moments filmed for every kid in the world to watch, and yet they're kept isolated from other children except the few they go to school with (who have been vetted no doubt). Still it's a wonder Kate hasn't thought of charging people $20 for 15 minutes of playtime for their kids with hers.

LP said...

From what I understand the twins were not on scholorship but rather their tuition was being paid by Beth.

After all the flack that DWTS got over kate's scores last season the judges were told to be more honest with their scores and not to give scores that are not deserved. Although I do think that the judges are being a bit too harsh with some of the dancers. At least this year's group seem like they're trying.

NT said...

If Kate is on Celebrity Apprentice with Star Jones,Star will eat her alive. Of course there will probably be some good fights between the two. They are both evil and nasty. I wish she would be on Celebrity Apprentice. Let's face it,she does have to work to support those kids and as long as the kids are "film free",then I think it's okay. I don't think Donald Trump will give in to all of her demands tho. And she will be away for 6 weeks and the kids CAN NOT come.

BeDoneNow said...

As someone who is a department head and middle management in health care, I just want to validate what Lesleigh said about Kate having a hard time finding a nursing job.

Kate would be a lawsuit WAITING to happen. Her abusive attitude will precede her wherever she goes. Any patient that is alone with her for 5 minutes could certainly have the opportunity to claim neglect or some sort of verbal abuse. And Kate would have no character back-up or skeptical supervisor to support her against such obligations.

NO health care establishment would want to ever open themselves up to such a scenario. No hospital or dialysis center or birthing center etc ever wants their name in the paper for having a loose canon on staff. And that is all Katie is now - a very loose abusive canon.

Not to mention other staff. Nurses will leave a job, rather than work next to someone who puts everyone's license on the line.

Hippie Chick said...

Not to sound ignorant or anything, but what is PCOS?

Jane in California said...

FanDMa alumna said:
Some people might mistakenly refer to this as "scholarship" money. Perhaps the Gosselin children are receiving tuition assistance from the school.
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I could see why the Gosselins might initially have qualified for a "scholarship" for Mady and Cara from any one of the local businesses that provide them, but I can't see any reason why any of the children should receive financial assistance in the present time, as the family income would exceed low income requirements.

Knowing how both Jon and Kate were diligent about obtaining freebies anywhere and everywhere, I would not be a bit surprised if they didn't apply for any and all tuition grants available, before their income really started to roll in from TLC.

gone away gosselins! said...

A day without Gosselin news, is a day in heaven!!!

An Interview With Kart, RN said...

I think the issue of Kart getting a nursing job anywhere is moot.

She would not pass the interview.

Recruiter: Kart, can you tell me your philosophy for nursing?

Kart: Well, um, the patients would all get better because I'm, like, the bestest, realist nurse.

Recruiter: Can you talk about some of your past nursing experiences and why you think those experiences will help you in this position?

Kart: Um, I have eight, count them, eight kids. And I was on bedrest for 30 weeks. I'm a reality TV stah.

Recruiter: Can you tell me how you've kept up your nursing skills during your time off?

Kart: Well, um, um, I've told the not-a-nannies to put bandaids on, and I sent one of my eight kids to the ER with a not-a-nanny. Oh, and I heard all about one of my eight kids who had some kind of poop impaction removed in a parking lot.

Oh, ha ha - did I say 'poop'? One thing you can say about me is I tell it like it is. (A demented cackle is heard here) Um, I guess I could call it feces if I take this job.

But, really, I'm not sure I will take this job. I'm a stah, you know. This might be beneath my talents.

Recruiter: Can you tell me what your talents are, as they relate to NURSING?

Kart: Um, I have really thick skin, so when patients complain, it won't hurt my feelings.

I have good sturdy tree trunks, um... legs... which means I can stand for a long time. Um, wait, will I have to stand for a long time in this job? I really couldn't take this job unless you have white plastic chairs... um, thrones... for me to dictate from.

Recruiter: Well Kart, this is a staff position on midnights. You'll be pretty busy. Your patient load will probably be about 8-10 patients. Not too much time for sitting.

Kart: Um, oh, well..... um, 8-10 patients?! Um, well, will they do what I tell them to do? I assume you have nannies to do the work? I only boss.... um... I mean I supervise...

Oh, um, and this is important - I don't do germs. Icky. (Kart is seen to shudder here and make a face)

Oh, and um, I'll need time off for my TV and film career. I am, like, famous you know.

Recruiter: Thank you Kart. This has been a very interesting interview. We'll call you sometime next week... oh, I mean sometime after the twelve of never.

Kart: How much does this job pay? I have, like, eight, count em, eight kids. NINE mouths to feed. We use up 50 loaves of bread, 50 gallons of organic milk, one large bag of grapes and two boxes of crackers each WEEK!

I don't worry about protein any more - we have some of those, um, chicken things in the back yard.

My, um.... my cheating ex doesn't send me any money. I have some bills in my purse that I can't pay.

Kart: (parting shot as she leaves) Oh, um, you will need to arrange for me to leave by a back entrance so I can avoid all the P-people. And um, my purseboy will need a room for lounging while I am working.

Kart: Kbye - call me. I can really make this place hum, ya know?! I'll put this hospital on the MAP. Have your people call my people to find out what my daily appearance fees are.

Later that day, a local newspaper reports that a nurse recruiter has hung herself. It appeared she laughed so hard she peed her pants, but just couldn't bring herself to write up the interview report.

Google is your friend said...

Hippie Chick said...
Not to sound ignorant or anything, but what is PCOS?


http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.cfm
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

fidosmommy said...

I have often wondered about Kate's
nursing job after the babies were born. She mentioned returning to part time work in dialysis, but then there was no mention of her leaving her nursing job.

Since they at least came up with some kind of story about Jon's not working (boss wouldn't pay insurance on 8 kids) I would think
they would come up with something
for Kate's sudden lack of employment. I am left to assume she was fired. I could be wrong, but that's where this heads for me.

I would fully agree that Beth had at least some involvement in paying the school tuition. Who knows, maybe that's where her book royalties went and why the book was pretty much done over a weekend of listening to Kate yammer on about her life. Kate needed the money for her twins to start school NOW. Write fast, Beth!

I have even imagined in my own head that on that trip to Utah, Kate was trying to get more cash out of Beth for something - maybe school uniforms or something, sounding quite ungrateful for what Beth (might have) already offered up.

sillyrabbit said...

Kart Takes Kids Overseas? I DOUBT IT!!! said...
What is this rumor about Kart going to UK for Christmas with her kids????

I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that Jon would allow that. I am very, very, very sure that the 'other' parent would have to approve the kids LEAVING the COUNTRY! Right?

It seems to me that over the past year or so, TLC/Discovery has featured numerous CURRENT UK parents of multiples in their programming. I doubt that parents of multiples are such a 'rare' or unfamiliar 'story' in the UK. Kate Gosselin's story is so 6 years ago!

Doctor No said...

BeDoneNow said...

As someone who is a department head and middle management in health care, I just want to validate what Lesleigh said about Kate having a hard time finding a nursing job.

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

...and as someone who has been a director, trustee and board member, as well as chair of personnel of a large community hospital, if she applied for a job in nursing, and her credentials were valid, and she were turned down for the job, she could very easily file a discrimination lawsuit, claiming that the reason she wasn't hired was because of bad press and negative media attention. What hospital wants to open itself up to that kind of attention and possible legal entanglement?

I'm on the fence with this issue. The hospital is damned if it does, and damned if it doesn't.

fidosmommy said...

Does a nurse get hired simply on nursing credentials alone? How about background checks, checking with her former employers, ability to play well with others, etc? I would think ANY human resources department would not only want it, it would demand it. I know when I got my job I had to submit to all kinds of testing, including psychological - and I had all the credentials I could possibly have.
Every time I move to an new job in the exact same field, I have to go through interview after interview, present an "exit interview" transcript from my past location, and be prepared to hear all about my past performance, good or bad.

Having a degree is one thing. Proving yourself worthy of that degree in the real world is something else. If you have proved yourself in past jobs, great. If you have not, surely the hospital could choose to not hire you on the grounds of poor recommendations from previous employers.

Yeah, she could try the bad press angle. However, if personnel records were kept at the Reading Hospital and at the dialysis center, those might very well cause her to think twice about discrimination charges. You don't have to have killed 20 patients to be considered a bad risk as a nurse.

EnoughAlready:O said...

Wow...I went over to look at her blog and read some comments...She sure has a very weird fan base.
Babymama claims she herself has stalkers , thus comparing her life to Kates. Another woman claims most of her time is spent on ROL defending her..these people are plain nuts ! It makes me realize you can not argue with these people when forming your opinions as the are mentally unstable and just wont comprehend what you say anyway :O

Marie France said...

Lilacs And Lavendar said...
She studied "fashion" in school? What school? Ninth grade home economics? Does she approve of Kate's hooker outfits? LOL!
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According to BM's Myspace page, she has a B.A. from the Fashion Institute in NY in fashion merchandising. I'd like to call FIT and verify that! LOL!

Cry Me a River said...

In Beth's book it was described that she knocked on the door and introduced herself and gave Khate a card or letter telling her about herself. Khate supposedly put it in a big stack of others and didn't look at it for awhile. She didn't say there was a big check in there, but did say she was surprised and reading between the lines I suspect there was as thereafter they became swift friends.

It was A. (I don't like to use the kids' names) the "wiry/difficult" one that Beth worked with the most. Because he cried a lot and stiffened out and no one could do anything with him. It sounds like Khate did not even try, as she was busy supervising the many volunteers and sitting at the counter crying over the bills everytime Jon's dad came over, and opening cards and letters and gifts and oh yeah making bottles. She tried to make it sound like rocket science that no one but her could do.

But anyway, A. took right to Beth and she would take him upstairs away from all the noise and feed him and rock him to sleep. I was glad that he had that because he really needed it (and still does). Also the twins were very close with her daughter. She robbed them all of that special person that they needed in their life.

How cute was that when Khate "forgot" to take her checkbook when they went and picked out furniture and Beth paid for everything. Khate lollygagged around until they closed the store down - now I realize she did that to get away, back then I thought she was trying to make the right choices amd get the best bargain and could not make a decision. And that she would produce her checkbook and pay Beth back forthwith. That was then now I know her for the freeloader that she is and I sure Beth never saw that money.

Vanessa said...

Just googled PCOS and Kate does NOT (nor did she when she used the Clomid) appear to have the tell tale symptoms. Like a previous poster said, she'd STILL have it.
Whatever doctor helped her conceive should be raked over the coals just like Octomom's doctor.
She conveniently changes doctors after going back to "have just one more"? She gives no reason for this and there's no reason to even mention it for that matter. She's a basket case if there ever was one and I think she's needed some professional help for a long long time.

BeDoneNow said...

Dr No said...
...I'm on the fence with this issue. The hospital is damned if it does, and damned if it doesn't....

you may be very correct about Kate having the right to sue for being denied a job. Only time will tell (as if Kate would ever lower herself to punching a time clock).

BUT until I am told that Katie Krieder Gosselin is suddenly her own protected class, I wouldnt even give her an interview. 4 positions open - 40 resumes - I can choose the best patient centered nurses.

fidosmommy said...

Cry me a River, I remember the storage furniture shopping trip with Beth. Kate had left her wallet in the car, Beth went out to get it and Kate paid. Of course, after the initial "OMGoodness!" of not finding her wallet, I thought Kate looked awfully at ease in that store, just kind of wandering around looking like she didn't have a care in the world. (Most of us would be truly panicked.) It could very well have been planned. And Beth may have caught onto it and made SURE she was the one who went out to the car to look for the wallet. Who knows if Kate would have "found" it there or not.

Either way, it was Kate who either wrote a check or handed over a credit card. What we don't know is whose name was on the check/card. It may have been TLC.

gone away gosselins! said...

I think the most telling video I have seen, is the one from last year, when one of her former patients said that Kate was selfish, vain and uncareing...

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! So happy to be gosselin freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Doctor No said...

BeDoneNow said...I wouldnt even give her an interview. 4 positions open - 40 resumes - I can choose the best patient centered nurses.

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

Of course! Certainly you would have the option to do that. But this doesn't prevent her from running to an attorney saying that she wasn't even granted an interview because she was the "victim" of bad press and premature judgment. Not that she would have a case, but I bet that she would be riled up enough to do it.

I just cannot imagine her returning to nursing. Would she take orders from anyone, now that she has had the taste of being in control for so long, setting her own rules, living as she wants? I doubt it.

Denise said...

Maybe she could seek work at Wernersville State Hospital. It's VERY close to the house.

Tami said...

...and as someone who has been a director, trustee and board member, as well as chair of personnel of a large community hospital, if she applied for a job in nursing, and her credentials were valid, and she were turned down for the job, she could very easily file a discrimination lawsuit, claiming that the reason she wasn't hired was because of bad press and negative media attention. What hospital wants to open itself up to that kind of attention and possible legal entanglement?
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Everyone who applies for a job is not guaranteed the job. Even if they only had 2 applying, which is very unlikely, it is perfectly legal to give it to the other person since they would have the same degree. No one ever HAS to hire her. She could apply 20 times and the people she is up against could get it every time. I recently saw a classified ad that stated 'previous applicants need not apply'. They didn't want the same people they had rejected coming back. Having worked for a year or two or whatever shd did does not mean she can just walk in and get any nursing job she desires. Is this suggesting she can prove someone just doesn't like her and that's the reason for the rejection?

Kate's Angry Beaver said...

sillyrabbit said...
Kart Takes Kids Overseas? I DOUBT IT!!! said...

I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that Jon would allow that. I am very, very, very sure that the 'other' parent would have to approve the kids LEAVING the COUNTRY! Right?


It is a requirement for a US passport for minors that both parents/guardians be present to apply (or have a notarized release)so yes, Kate would have to have Jon's permission to take them overseas. My 15 YO's passport expired this summer and even though we are married I haven't renewed it yet because it's such a pain to get all three of us to the post office at the same time.

nurse ratched said...

If Kate can't return to a nursing job, then she can work at a medical billing collection agency. She's highly qualified to become a harassing bill collector.

Yolanda said...

I don't believe you can sue someone for not hiring you unless they specifically tell you something that can be cause for action.

For example, if you are told you are not hired because you're too old, or because of your race, then perhaps you have a reason to sue.

But an employer can hire anybody they want. Once that person becomes an "employee" then that person has more protection. But if I'm an employer and I have one opening and ten applications - I can hire whoever I want to hire for whatever reason.

Am I missing something here?

MIranda said...

If Ingrate Kate ever had to get a real job, she'd be thrilled if no hospital would hire her -- that way she could keep crying poor, poor me and continue panhandling and money grubbing and claiming it's "all for the kids."

faline said...

I think being a nurse is the last thing Kate wants to do. I believe she absolutely loves being filmed, or her children being filmed, and the perks that go with it, that she would do anything to keep that gravy train going. Being a nurse would no longer suite her, thats' for regular people. In Kate's mind, regular people are people she hires, she's no longer one of them.

pinkdiamond611 said...

If employers can use an applicant's facebook page against them, certainly they can use hours of video footage.

Vanessa said...

As far as Kate "forgetting" her wallet (yet another example of her "superior organizational skills") it could have very well been scripted into the show. Also, there's no doubt in my mind that TLC paid for the merchandise.

As far as Beth goes, she was duped, just like the rest of us! How many of us "liked", even admired kate in the beginning?
But unlike Kate, Beth has kept quiet, not bashing her former friend or giving "Her Story" to the media. And before any Sheeple say Jodi and Kevin did BASH Kate, they only spoke in defence of their neices and nephews. They only spoke to show the public how "reality" tv REALLY works.

Autumn Sunrise said...

I don't believe you can sue someone for not hiring you unless they specifically tell you something that can be cause for action.

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You can sue anyone for anything. Whether the case would have merit would be the question. At the hands of a high-profile attorney (which she no doubt would have), who knows if the case would actually get to court.

Doctor No said...

Tami said...Having worked for a year or two or whatever shd did does not mean she can just walk in and get any nursing job she desires. Is this suggesting she can prove someone just doesn't like her and that's the reason for the rejection?

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You're missing my point. Of course she's not going to get any job for which she applies. Of course no employer has to hire her. Of course an employer doesn't have to grant her an interview. What she could do is sue, and find some basis for the lawsuit, such as discrimination because of bad press, prejudice, etc. The complaint might get thrown out of court, but she could still make it pretty darn miserable for the hospital/employer. I wouldn't put anything past her.

Monster Mommy said...

I call it as I see it...

Kate's pleas for 'love offerings', were nothing short of 'glorified begging'. And I suspect that she initially coached Jon to do the same, in order for the cash donations and freebies to keep rolling in. As expected, he sheepishly (pun intended)went along with the plan. The continual public outcries for monetary gain-- only to become a millionaire within a few years, IS sickening. She has not devoted an ounce of her free time, fundraising for charity- except for her OWN cause... herself. The only time I have seen or heard a shred of Philanthropy being associated with Kate's name... TLC cameras were rolling, any paying her for the episode. With all of the volunteers she has been blessed with over the years, you would think she could take more time out from "Planet Nails"-- and devote more to the betterment of the same PA community that so selflessly helped her family.

Hippie Chick said...

All I know is that if I were a patient, & I was lying in that hospital bed, & Kate Gosselin walked in that room with scrubs on, I would think I was being punked. If she started acting nasty & mean, there would be complaints on my part to whomever was in charge. I have tremendous respect for nurses, they put up with a lot of sh*t, literally & figuratively, & Kate is one nurse I just couldn't have any respect for. I couldn't imagine her being patient, kind, caring, respectful or any of the other nice words that come along with being a nurse. I think she would have a really hard time keeping her patients just from what people have seen on TV, & how she has interacted with her own children.

Lesleigh said...

The Gosselin children already have passports.

There was an episode where they were applying for them, due to a potential trip to Korea.

Kate went ballistic, because either Jon or one of the children mentioned the word KOREA.

Jane from PA said...

Haha,,,today Kathy Lee & Hoda Kotb were doing a segment on "Is it OK" and the question was, Is it OK for a man to carry/hold your purse?
Needless to say...I'm still chuckling!!!

Pattypanda said...

She'll never get a nursing job. With nursing cutbacks in some hospitals, nurses applying for new jobs, will be well more qualified and current in their job knowledge than someone who has worked in 5 years. The only way she's ever have a shot would be to attend some classes to upgrade her "skills".

Brummygirl said...

I find all this talk about Kate being able to obtain a nursing job, rather moot as we all know she would not stoop to do anything so menial after being a *ahem* celebrity.
As for Kate being a hit in England, I believe that another tall story as I was there this year and purposely asked everyone I know from different parts of the country and nary a soul had heard about her. Not sure that there would be many British Sheeple either, only in the fields.
This is the time for Kate to knuckle down and appreciate her children.
I lost my second sibling last week to lung cancer and was so glad I spent quality time with her this year in England. You never know what is around the corner, but Kate only thinks in the moment of how good she can look instead of thinking how blessed she is to have those eight little faces to kiss each morning.

Kit said...

Re: international travel. Kate *might* get by, but she might not. If TLC is greasing the skids, she probably wouldn't have any problems (unless TLC deliberately creates an issue to have something "exciting" to film, which I wouldn't put past them).

"International Travel With Minors (including Canada & Mexico)"

- Due to international concern over child abduction, many governments have initiated additional requirements at arrival and departure points when children under 18 years old are not traveling with both parents.

- Many countries require documentary evidence of the adults' relationship and permission of the parent(s) or legal guardian before they will allow the child to cross the border. Single parents, grandparents or guardians traveling with children often need proof of custody or notarized letters from the other parent authorizing travel. These requirements are in addition to passport or proof of citizenship requirements.

- Minor traveling with one parent: If a minor child is traveling with only one parent, the absent parent is expected to provide notarized consent. If only one parent has legal custody, that parent should be prepared to provide a court order of child custody to airlines and international authorities.

Jane in California said...

Brummygirl said:
I find all this talk about Kate being able to obtain a nursing job, rather moot as we all know she would not stoop to do anything so menial after being a *ahem* celebrity.
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I definitely agree. In Kate's mind, she is a celebrity and a self-made millionaire. Her days of manual labor (nursing) are long behind her.

However, I really do wonder what she will do when the TLC gravy train stops. My guess is that she will go into survival mode and if necessary, do whatever it takes to snare a wealthy husband/pimp out her kids for more money/try to re-brand herself to land a paying gig.

I think she'd have the most luck with #1 - landing a wealthy husband. Look at the way The View producer leers at her every time she is there - he practically drools down his shirt and wriggles like an excited puppy. Kate does not want to deal with another husband, but if push came to shove, she'd turn her sights to landing whatever guy could provide her with the most financial comforts.

And then the poor schmuck will be taken the cleaners and once his usefullness has expired, tossed to the curb.

Anne said...

Nursing jobs are harder to get then just a few years ago. Even though some hospitals have a need and jobs posted, because of budgets there are hiring freezes. Also too many for-profit schools popped up charging high fees to get nursing students in and out quick because community college and vocational schools had waiting lists flooding the market with too many new grads. My friend graduated last year in a class of 40 and only 3 had jobs before graduation(it used to be over half would) and now 5 months after graduation more then half do not half jobs. Hospital can be picky, they want RN's preferrably with a BS and ER/ICU experience.
Kate had Labor and delivery and some diaylsis work history 5 years ago and no further training beyond her certificate which is not the most desirable resume in this competetive market.
I just spent a week in the hospital and as usual I had one "hilter" meanie nurse taking care of me, that was so nasty she sent me into tears. The hospital had me fill out a survery when I left about each person that took care of me. They even had a follow up phone call about my experiences and they said they are taking each compliant seriously. I don't think Kate could get away with her attitude in a hospital setting as hospitals can be more selective these days.
It scares me that the easiest to get nursing jobs are in hospice or nursing homes, I just could not and would not want see Kate working with the very sick and helpless.

fidosmommy said...

Dr. No,

I see your point. It would play very well into Kate's Victim Mode, and she would have something else to whine about.

Logically, Kate would not have a leg to stand on. Legally, she could find a lawyer who would take her case, but I can just see the judge trying to keep a straight face when Kate Gosselin showed up in court to tell her tale of woe.

A general comment, not aimed at Dr. No:
A neigbor of mine graduated from a
Physician Assistant program. She has the degree in hand. She passed all her tests. But she has gone well over a year without any job offers because her MySpace page is full of truly raunchy pictures of her out with her friends, the site is decorated with all kinds of sexually oriented phrases and "posters", and that sort of thing. I gagged when I saw it. She is half dressed most of the time. If the hospital or doctor's office had to choose between my neighbor and a PA who knew how to make a professional appearance (even if wearing scrubs)
and carry a professional attitude they would go with clean cut every time. I have tried and tried to get my neighbor to clean up her MySpace page, but to no avail. She thinks it's cool to show pictures of herself drunk, coming on to guys (and women) and using swear words on her page. You know
potential employers look at this.

Kate hasn't gone that far, but there is picture after picture after picture of Kate looking less than professional in her choices.
Her attitude towards life and towards work are self-evident.
It has to hurt her chances of finding any kind of an office or
hospital job.

Didn't Jon once say that nobody would hire him because of the stir it would cause in the office due to his fame? He was too famous to work. Maybe Kate will fall back on that excuse next.

wondering..... said...

Just saw ROL and the article about Kates mom. I doubt Kate's mom wrote about how terrible Jodi is and how wonderful Kate is. awful article.

bonehead said...

Just read on the net that Kate's, Mother is defending her now. What I see is Mama , wants to see grandkids, so she will defend anything Kate does. Or Kate is manufacturing this "rumour" cause she has nothing on the table, and really has not been in the news. As for Kate the Nurse, well, she could not have been a very good nurse, cause think of all the things that happened to the kids on both shows and that poor Rooster/hen, and she did not know what to do or have any feeling for, but knows how to be a DRAMA QUEEN! Anyone with any medical knowledge,would have gotten that poor rooster/hen out of the cage and taken it to a Vet, and all that crap about I can't touch it is crap, YOUR A NURSE KATE! DO WHAT YOU LEARNED! FIRST AID! I hope she never gets a job in the nursing field again, cause GOD HELP anyone who gets her as a Nurse. Even, at the Dialysis Center, I can't imagine Kate being kind or gentile with a needle, to a Dialysis patient. My late mother was a Dialysis patient, I saw what they do at a Dialysis center. The only thing Kate can do is be a Prison Guard. But then she might start or cause a riot! lololol

Betty Boop said...

No Kate in the tabloids today. :)

Whoever that is posting as Kate's mother, apologized.

NT said...

INF has a new Kate article today. She is shopping at a store 60 miles from her home.

I.m Ready, Mr. DeMille said...

Just wondering,

If K8 applies for a job, who would she list as references? BM and Steve? Maybe Tony Doviani (DWTS) would tell "how hard" she works and applies herself to a task. The people at the nail salon and the tanning place? The UPS store? Target?

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Maybe she could seek work at Wernersville State Hospital. It's VERY close to the house."

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This is probably her best tv audience demographic.

seasidebreeze said...

It was so obvious that it wasn't Kate's mom who wrote that comment. It was poorly written and obviously authored by someone angry about this site and who thinks Kate can do no wrong. Who wants to spend their time pretending to be someone they are not to fool others? Sad.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Oh, BROTHER! Literally.

Radar Online is claiming today, that Charlene Kreider was posting on ImperfectWomen.com defending her daughter, Kate. Apparently, this elderly, devout Christian... married to a 'man of God' mother, likes to use words like "GWoPers"... and "Jellus Haterz".

Seriously, if this person is truly Charlene, why doesn't she know how to spell her own daughter-in-laws' first name after more than a decade?

Hmmm... I think she spells her name JODI, not "Jodie". Busted.

Oh, and ROL says a source very close to Mrs. Kreider confirmed she was the real deal. (Probably Kate herself, desperate for ANY relatively positive press at this point!)

Hippie Chick said...

Brummygirl...I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Lesleigh said...

Well, it looks like I have "made it" in the Internet Blog world...

I have been mentioned on the IW blog.

I really don't feel like having people talk about me, and dig around...

The IW people have tried to discount every post I have made, and of course, state that Sharla's disclaimer covers things.

I consider myself to have a fairly thick skin, but those posters at IW are, well....strange.

Reading news said...

I cannot believe how bad Kate's skin looks in the closeups on INFdaily. She has more wrinkles and deep grooves in her face than women twice her age. I think she better keep on smiling as she looks a lot better when those saggy cheeks and chin are stretched out. I still think the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting would be closer to her home. I wonder why she goes all the way to Radnor.

CakeIsGreat said...

Is that "post" really by Kate's mom? Did she finally "learn how to help", or is BM (or one of the Sheeple) really bored today? I have a hard time believing all of a sudden she would come out, defend Kate, and slam Jodi and Kevin so hard. Granted, I have no idea if the Kreiders have had a relationship all these years with Kev/Jodi/their kids, but after all this time not being involved with K/8, its so suspisious.

Either way, love that GWOPers are directly called out.

If Kate is such a wonderful person why are there no good stories about her? You hear word-of-mouth stories a lot about actual celebrities doing good not infront of cameras (paid charity appearences don't count.) Even Britney Spears when she was first showing signs of melting down, spent a few hrs at a pediatric ward of a hospital in NYC. I know someone who had a child in said hospital at the time and her account of how compassionate and sweet she was to all the kids (especially the ones that didn't have family w/ them at the time) will always make me have good will toward her. Never one story, even a TLC plant, of Kate doing something charitible or just generally nice. Just once I would like to hear something good about Kate and have it be true and genuine, to show she has some decency in her. Sadly it hasn't happened yet and probably never will.

toobadsosad said...

I read on line that the cast of the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice has been 'leaked'. Kate Gosselin in NOT listed. I guess the resume and title of being the MOST famous 'reality' mom, didnt quite measure up by comparison.

Lesleigh said...

You know, I just want to say something else here:

On IW, one of the posters said that RN's do not clean rooms after a delivery. I did NOT mean to insinuate that this was to mean a thorough cleaning. Some deliveries are far messier than others. Sometimes it depends if the baby was delivered by a certain MD or midwife. BUT, there is a certain amount of blood/fluids/equipment, that needs to be cleaned up to make the room presentable for guests for the new Mom and her baby. Can you imagine waiting in the waiting room for hours, and then having to wait until a busy housekeeper has time to get to the room and do all of the cleaning? NO! A GOOD nurse will throw away all of the disposable items (drapes, gowns, IV supplies, delivery supplies), and will use the throwaway drapes to do a "quick mop-up" of the mess, and make the room presentable for the new Mom and her family.

THIS RN, speaking for myself, DOES make a room neat, DOES clean a room, DOES what is only right.

Peanut said...

I smell a scam...kate hasnt been in the news much lately and now this? I've noticed lately radar seems to be a place where celebrities advertise, for example kardashians and sister wives all show previews of the show now. Seems like this is the gosselin way...drama drama drama!

Maverick said...

Kate's "Mom" spells it Jodie, and it should be Jodi. That would be a clue. Now she has retracted her statements.

Exhausted said...

Radar Online's "journalism" is highly questionable. Any site that would publish so many typos and mere rumors as fact is not one that I would give any credibility. It is horrifying to see how little thought goes into what is published there. I have a feeling that the "researchers" at ROL were fine with having this information verified by someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone. It's pitiful!

Amy2 said...

From BlindGossip.com Could this be our dear "I hate P-People, Kate"?

Mom Gets Decked Out for the Paparazzi
CDAN – This former A list reality star and now just a celebrity with some kids has been complaining publicly about paps. What she has not said is how the other day she hid from the paps and would not let them take her photo until she did her makeup, changed clothes and then and only then just “happened” to show up right where the paps were.

Jane in California said...

Radar Online is claiming today, that Charlene Kreider was posting on ImperfectWomen.com defending her daughter, Kate. Apparently, this elderly, devout Christian... married to a 'man of God' mother, likes to use words like "GWoPers"... and "Jellus Haterz".
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Obviously someone took liberties and posed as Mrs. Kreider (Kate's mom). There is absolutely no way that this heretofore very private woman suddenly starts posting on the internet, misspelling her own DIL's name, and using the slang term "jellus haterz".

This only further confirms what I've said before - the more rabid the fan of Kate, the lower the IQ.

Mike said...

Radar Online is claiming today, that Charlene Kreider was posting on ImperfectWomen.com defending her daughter, Kate. Apparently, this elderly, devout Christian... married to a 'man of God' mother, likes to use words like "GWoPers"... and "Jellus Haterz".
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I wouldn't believe anything ROL posts on their site.They say that Lindsay Lohan scaled a fence at Betty Ford and had the "exclusive"pictures of Sandra Bullock and her ex together. Both were proved lies by other gossip sites.

Tami said...

The thing in the ROL story that screamed that this was fake was when she said 'GWOPPERS'. Um, it might have been halfway believable otherwise. I find it hard to believe she would lurk here and read about her horrible daughter and still have the nerve to defend her somewhere. Plus, who in the world would sell their son and daughter in law down the river like that in favor of a daughter who has refused to ever let you see your grandkids?? She'd have to be insane.

bonehead said...

Gee, just when we all thought we would, get a Kate break. She went to Whole Foods, 60 miles away and wearing a bright yellow coat, gee, you could not miss her. Apparently the paps didn't, at the lot. I've shopped at Whole Foods, yea, so, I was not impressed, very expensive. The Sushi price was ok. Also, I think Kate is a goof ball, she jogs when the kids are at home(which means she spends about as little time with them as possible), so what is she doing the rest of the day, when they are in school? The kids leave at what 7am-4:30p eat what about 5-5:30p, do homework 6p-7p, have about a little time for play or computer/TV, then bed 7:30p? Kate jogs about 1-2 hours everyday. So she spends about 1 1/2 -2 hours with those kids, GOOD MOTHER! She must really hate Jon.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

I still think the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting would be closer to her home. I wonder why she goes all the way to Radnor.


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Whole Foods is in Wayne, my old stomping grounds. I think it's about 10 miles or so closer to Wernersville than Plymouth Meeting.

Donna said...

This thing about Mama Kreider on ROL, who knows or more importantingly, who cares? The whole thing is this, Kate's name has DIED down considerably in the press and this is simply a PLOY to keep Kate's name out there. EVERYTIME we think we may have gotten rid of her she rises from the ashes like a phoenix. IF it is true that Mama Kreider did say that then that family is more dysfunctional than any of us ever knew. How truly sad either way!!

Can't See Sheep said...

Brummygirl, so sorry to hear about your loss, condolences. You're so right, kate is hugely blessed with the chidren she has & doesn't seem the slightest bit grateful. Look at all the multiples born with serious problems & then there's kate, upset because one of her chldren requires glasses. How is even a mom of multiples to identify with her, there just isn't any common ground to share other than they had a number of births at one time, but that's it, unless the woman happens to be completely delusional too.

As for the Mrs. Kreider post, it has BM's crazy all over it. It reminds me of some of her little rants, but then it's not all that easy to tell the sheeple's words apart, there are so few & all poorly used. It's their hallmark. Their poor writing, spelling & grammar skills will always give them away.

I don't see any reason that Mrs. Kreider would suddenly jump into this mess her daughter has so happily made after so many years of remaining quiet It makes no RATIONAL sense.

kate is her own worst enemy, no one will screw up her life as badly as she will. In the end, she will be her own undoing, all people have to do is keep hanging her rope & she'll hang herself. She was the one who caused her family to rise & sadly, she will be the one who brings them crashing down.

kate being a hit in Great Britian, don't see it, but I do see her being a laughing stock & a joke in more than one country. I don't see her doing well in most country's, they will all laugh or be disgusted at the rich, entitled, shrieking American shrew. This is not a good export for the states.

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