Sunday, November 7, Alaska, Here We Come!

Kate and the kids are traveling 8 hours to Alaska - their longest trip ever! The Gosselins set out to see huge snow-covered mountains, bright white glaciers and pan for gold! But excitement builds when they head out to sea in search of whales!

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Alyssa said...

So after they took them deep seas fishing and noticed became seasick, they decided to take them out on the see again. I wonder if they wi;l show us footage of the kids throwing up again.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Khate sure resents her childhood of living a "normal" life with minimum expensive frills. What a shame. At whatever the cost (the kid's childhood being normal), she's going to see & be seen! A vacation/family trip is meant to be fun and relaxing. These poor kids will be working for mommy.

jonandkatewho? said...

It's all just so over, so been there and done that.

Doesn't matter if it is Alaska or Florida or wherever....is everybody not just sick to the death of seeing nasty shrew kate and her boring, (sorry kids just stating my opinion) tired, unhappy brood traipsing on expensive vacations nobody can afford in this recession? It just gets positively sickening after a while and I personally can't or won't take it anymore.

I remember thinking when the kids were in NY and then seeing some pics of them in Alaska that they looked dead tired and unhappy. It makes my heart ache for them.

Stay home, bitch! Stop with the famewhoring! Raise your children the right way...with real love, and away from the cameras.

Kate makes me absolutely sick. She makes me very angry, too.

Jane in California said...

Lillie Mae Acres said:
Khate sure resents her childhood of living a "normal" life with minimum expensive frills.
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She most definitely feels like she was cheated out of the good life as a child. This makes me see things from a slightly different perspective today -- what if any of us had children who were born "ungrateful" or otherwise like Kate. I can't imagine what that must feel like.

My own son is growing up without many frills, but thankfully he doesn't seem to resent the hell out of me because of it.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Seriously: does anyone anywhere even CARE?

Alaska. Hawaii. NYC. Outer Banks.

K8G casts the same pall wherever she drags those poor kids.

It's WAY past time for TLC to cut the Gosselins loose. Permanently.

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

I wonder if the children will have on life jackets this time. But, be sure they will have to go out 20to 25 miles out so she can catch a whale, I mean fish.

Oh, Goodie! Purse Boy will be there!

Retch!

silimom said...

You know, these kids have taken many wonderful vacations. But I have to wonder how much they've really enjoyed them. Even without a film crew following them around, which would put a damper on any excursion, by my way of thinking, there's nothing really special about these trips because they have never experienced anything different. As such, there's no value in these trips for them and hence probably very little appreciation. These trips aren't home movies - these trips are carefully orchestrated and scripted.

It's just sad.

bonehead said...

Who cares they went to Alaska. Those kids won't remember most of the trips they took, unless mommie dearest keeps reminding them of the trips. As for Alaska, so! I have notice here in the midwest we have been bombarded by Alaska commercials lately. Not that it is not a beautiful place, but we get snow, have fields and get 4 seasons too. No biggie. This show will be just like the rest, Kate will have a meltdown, blame it on the kids, and hog the camera, being a drama queen. Will not watch.

Momof2 said...

You know they are only airing this to try to see if the show is salvageable...plus it's a prelude to Sarah's new show. I believe they were going to save it but....they are getting desperate.

I'm not gonna watch.

lindahoyt said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I thought they were gone. How stupid is this trip for 5 year olds? Teenagers might get something out of this, but I can not imagine anything more silly than to take 6 year olds to Alaska! I question the mental capacity of the producer who decided to take this ill mannered family across the globe into the wilderness! Kate and her 8 don't like the outdoors, and they are too pampered to appreciate the beauty of it.

Why didn't they just make this an episode of Sarah Palin's show? Don't make us watch this adolescent woman have tantrums any longer. She is a ridiculous creature. The only reality show that she should be on is a show from England called "From Ladette to Lady".

dustilies said...

sillimom said:

These trips aren't home movies - these trips are carefully orchestrated and scripted.

then Bonehead said

Those kids won't remember most of the trips they took, unless mommie dearest keeps reminding them of the trips.

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I don't think most of us have long, coherent stretches until we are seven or so. So all those toddler trips were not "making memories," just making money. The kids will have the weird experience of not only seeing themselves on film in places they don't remember (like all kids watching home movies), but also realizing that millions of people know more about their childhood than they can remember.

Also, to respond to s-mom's comment about orchestration . . . these trips have none of one of the most important parts of a family trip--dealing with pleasant and unpleasant surprises. Kids learn a lot, I think, from seeing how their parents cope outside the normal routine and their comfort zone.

Since Kate never has to solve any problems on these trips (she screeches, the PAs run to the rescue), how will the kids learn how to cope with, or even find humor in, life's little disasters once they get older?

Alaska Or Bust said...

Not that it is not a beautiful place, but we get snow, have fields and get 4 seasons too. No biggie.

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Where Kate lives, we get snow, have fields and have four seasons, too. What we can't see here are glaciers, moose, dog sleds, the Northern Lights, 20 hours of daylight, or pan for gold. I think that's the appeal. They've done the beach thing, the Hawaii thing, the dude ranch thing, the ski thing, and it was time for something different, plus it was supposed to be a cross-show with Palin. I do think that they are going to remember this. Not so with the vacations a few years ago.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Bonehead, I've noticed all of the "Come to Alaska" commercials too. I'm sure the commercials for that beautiful state are more entertaining than watching Khate go to Alaska and complain about every minute of it.

Barbra said...

Someone listed all the 'things' she has dragged the kids to do. Why doesn't she do the 'get the hell off tv' thing? That would be of interest to everyone!

silimom said...

I think they will stop filming until next summer when we finally get the "Gosselins Do Europe" episode. I think they will move it more to a "special" 3-4 times a year.

That's what I think. I hope I'm wrong but I don't think TLC is done with this family yet.

bonehead said...

But you know, they have not run one commercial for K8. I've seen Duggars next week, Little People next week, Palins show, Sister Wifes all the other shows for the coming week and after, but no K8. I also looked to see if, the show is repeated during the week of 11/7 and it's monday or tuesday at 9pm central time, it says, tlc schedule, no show named? Kate is not hot property anymore.

bonehead said...

I ment no offence to Alaskians. Yes it is beautiful country, but for a single mom with 8 kids making a trip like that or any trip, in this economy is crazy. And then go to the media and bitch/whine/complain/cry she has no money to pay bills. Does not make sense. And what we already know of the trip, it was a disaster/drama queen trip. That's probably why Sarah Palin, let Kate have the trip on K8.

Can't See Sheep said...

These trips are irritating, overly long advertisements for destinations & companies. Children do not work during real family vacations. It has me wondering if Alaska Toursim & TLC worked out a deal to showcase the state in hopes of more tourists. Not that these states need them, but tourism is always looking for ways to attract more people to their part of the country.

Unfortunately kate has got to be one of the worst people you could attach to anything that you want people to have a positive reaction to. That shrew contaminates everything with her poor attitude, entitlement issues & narcissism. kate is a tantrum waiting to happen. Is she really who you want advertising your business or your state??? I can understand them wanting the kids (not that this is a good thing, they shouldn't be working), to show the wonder & adventure that is Alaska, but unfortnuately the mother comes with them & that's like introducing toxic waste into the mix.

Her shrieking probably cleared the wildlife out of the woods for miles. There we are, finally something positive kate is good at, you'd never have to worry about surprising a bear & ending up attacked if you've got her along. All the wildlife would hear her miles away & be long gone before you could ever end up anywhere near them. The problem is you'd have to have her along. None of this endorsement makes me want to travel anywhere the Gosselins have gone, very much the opposite.

These kids really deserve to experience an actual loving family vacation. No camera crews, no preforming like trained monkeys, just enjoying themselves & not a care in the world Yes, I realize it's only likely this will happen with Jon, as enjoying anything with a narcissist tends to be difficult at best, it's always all about them.

Kris said...

Alaska must not have strict child labor laws. Funny how the trips are out of state, where they don't have to answer to authorities for how hard and long those children are working.

Hippie Chick said...

We've all seen (or most of us anyways) have seen the pap photos of them in Alaska. No need to watch. I am really hoping that people decide to pass over this boring tripe & not watch. Who cares? Another boring excursion? Another show where Kate drags her poor kids on an 8 hour flight, makes them walk & walk & walk through zoos, sightseeing & then ANOTHER boat trip? After the last boat ride, you would think she would have learned her lesson, but then again, we're talking about Kate here, (duh), will there be puking? Unreal. I won't be watching, as per usual. I hope the ratings dip below a million or more. Get this awful, fame-whoring, d-bag off TV!! This would be her swan song if nobody watches. TLC would say Bye Bye. (though I think that's happening already) The cankled lady will sing...It's the moment we've been waiting for! And...the kids would have their lives back! :)

Tami said...

"Alaska or Bust", I doubt those kids saw any of that stuff in the summer, perhaps 1 or 2 of them..but you can be sure they did not enjoy themselves with Kate or enjoy being dragged around and overscheduled while working for their vacation. Maybe adults look forward to visiting Alaska, but I believe it was lost on the Gosselin kids.

Missy said...

Just a reminder to everyone - please don't watch the show...even just for one quick look. If we really want Kate & the kids off tv, everyone has to stop watching.

Alaska Or Bust said...

"Alaska or Bust", I doubt those kids saw any of that stuff in the summer, perhaps 1 or 2 of them..but

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I guess we won't know unless we watch the show, and I'm not going to watch! I seem to remember something about the kids being so surprised at the length of the days, though. I would think that the idea of going to Alaska would have interested the older girls, but I'm not sure about the younger ones, but who really knows? Maybe if they would have promised them with snow, and dog sleds, and the North Pole in the summer, they might have perked up (even if those things weren't on the "menu!")

Put It On My Bill said...

Bonehead said: "And then go to the media and bitch/whine/complain/cry she has no money to pay bills."

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I think that she was on television complaining about no money to pay the bills long before they went to Alaska. She didn't pay for the trip. TLC did.

The Gambler said...

Just a reminder to everyone - please don't watch the show...even just for one quick look. If we really want Kate & the kids off tv, everyone has to stop watching.

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Oh, I totally agree. Even if you want to rubber-neck to see the melt-downs, we shouldn't! TLC is teasing us with a boat trip, knowing full well that this will spark curiosity. Will there be more vomiting? Will they be wearing life jackets? TLC isn't stupid. They know that the curious will tune in. They're betting on it, and I'd like them to gamble and lose.

Fed Up said...

Just read as predicted she had a meltdown in Alaska. She is so done finally. Goodbye to the cold cold pathetic loser.
http://www.showbizspy.com/article/209558/kate-gosselin-and-sarah-palins-camping-trip-a-nightmare.html

Marie France said...

silimom said...
I think they will stop filming until next summer when we finally get the "Gosselins Do Europe" episode. I think they will move it more to a "special" 3-4 times a year.

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Khate cannot handle other states and cities - let alone other countries! TLC would be really stupid to risk a trip for Khate, all the kids, and Khate's "handlers" when she might have a huge tantrum and demand to leave. Can you just see her in a French cafe that has the "hole" for a lavatory? That would make her head explode!!!!

OC Girl said...

RE: Gosselin's Alaska trip

The Gosselins went to Alaska in mid- to late-July BEFORE they went to Bald Head Island around mid-August.

We are only discovering now that the Gosselins kids did indeed have experience on a boat prior to the vomiting fiasco in North Carolina. (They also were on a boat during Jon&Kate Plus 8, just cannot remember which episode(s).)

It's a continuity error from TLC just to air two shows with an Alaskan theme.

Monster Mommy said...

Nope, not watching it... click.

I'll come up with some more great alternative shows to watch by next Sunday (again), for all of us non-supporters.

A quick Sunday evening suggestion-

HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"

last chance corral said...

Hippie Chick:
I agree about not watching them. No clicking and happening upon the program either. This is our last ditch effort to get the kids off t.v. If anyone is tempted, there is always youtube later.
You can bet the sheeple will all be tuned in and telling their friends to watch too, but I can bet there are more of us who do not want this awful woman to continue with her exploitation of the children.
Free the 8....please!!

Jane in CA said...

I haven't watched an episode of Kate8 yet and I never will. I have been voting with my remote for a long time. On Sundays, I watch Amazing Race and on Mondays I watch DWTS.

It is interesting that they are including the Alaska footage on this show, as I heard it was supposed to be footage for Palin's show. Maybe that was wrong info? Since she cut the trip short, there can't be much to see from their time up there anyway, besides Kate complaining.

Leigh Ann said...

Can you just see her in a French cafe that has the "hole" for a lavatory? That would make her head explode!!!!

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I would pay money to see Kate's reaction to a "squatty potty".

Midnight Serenade said...

Can you just see her in a French cafe that has the "hole" for a lavatory? That would make her head explode!!!!

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Kate grew up in rural Lancaster County. I'm sure she's seen quite a few outhouses with holes cut out of wooden slabs, and catalogues for toilet tissue.

Stacie said...

Oh, good. Another trip. Must be nice to have a bank roll to fund your trips, Ms. Kate.

Can't See Sheep said...

Marie France said...
Khate cannot handle other states and cities - let alone other countries! TLC would be really stupid to risk a trip for Khate, all the kids, and Khate's "handlers" when she might have a huge tantrum and demand to leave. Can you just see her in a French cafe that has the "hole" for a lavatory? That would make her head explode!!!!
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She sure had a bad enough reaction to the bucket & seat she was shown in Alaska that was to serve as the toilet. I have difficulty envisioning cud chewing katie in Europe, she's just not that interested in the world around her, or in anything but her. A waste of time & money to send that woman there.

Does the viewing public really need to be shown the kids vomiting on another boat. Do they have to vomit on both coasts or will kate remember the medication this time. I agree with everyone above vote with your remote & free the Gosselin 8!

Laurie said...

The holes in the floor in some places in France are just that holes in the floor with footprints indicating which way to face depending on whether you're male or female. When you lush the whole floor floods! An outhouse in Lancaster County would be a luxury as would the bucket with a lid! So Midnight its not something kate would be used to

Midnight Serenade said...

"When you lush the whole floor floods!"

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They "lush" in French toilets? I can think of places that I'd rather "lush!" LOL! I think you mean flush! At least you CAN flush! There is no flushing in outhouses, and the flies are something out of a sci fi movie! Is there tissue, or do they use magazine pages and brown paper bags? I don't know...just asking!

Are French toilets inside, or do they have to shovel snow and walk through sub-zero temperatures in the middle of the night in the winter to get to them?

I didn't say that she is "used" to outhouses. I said that she's "seen" them! We don't need to get a rumor started that Kate grew up using an outhouse in the trailer park (she did neither).

Laurie said...

Lush/FLUSH mearly a typo. Its not all French toilets but it is surprising when you come upon one for the first time. The toilet paper is akin to wax paper in many of the places. You learn to carry your own. We've all seen outhouses and used either them or port a potties. My point is that while kate may think she's all that she's not5hing more than a hick from PA trying to keep up with the big dogs.

Susan said...

I would find Alaska beautiful, interesting and educational and would love to visit one day; however, I would never want to see it through the eyes of TLC producers watching a wretched ungrateful woman screaming at her children the entire trip. Anyone remember those horrible pap photos from Alaska and the dead-behind-the-eyes look on the kids faces??!!

Thank goodness I don't watch TLC anymore and don't have to be exposed to this mess. (The nail in the coffin for me and and that channel was the Sister Wives show!)

Once again, I just feel so much pity for these 8 children being dragged hither, tither and yon to pay for their orphanage and mommy's boobs and shoes!

pinkdiamond611 said...

I have been to Alaska and it is even more amazing than this city girl ever imagined. But I do think that the Alaska tourism board wasted their money if they paid for the Gosselins trip, because I can't imagine the Kart to be able to appreciate the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. And the kids are just too young.

Kan't Stand Khate said...

her meltdown in the wilderness was probably due to the fact that she couldn't get a signal on her cell phone!

cossysmom said...

As I was reading these posts about all the trips the Gosselins have been given, a memory flashed into my mind. When I was 6, my family, including my grandmother, took a trip to Niagra Falls. While I remember the spectacular falls, my most vivid memory is spending some special time with my Grandmother--just the two of us. It makes me sad that the only memories these kids will have will be scheduled, directed, filmed events.

Mary said...

flights to Alaska are longer than 8 hours. Most places those french tolets you bring out what you do . Nothing is left behind. days of digging holes are long gone in some area's

Sport said...

A 60 minute episode?
Isn't that longer than their actual stay in Alaska after Kate freaked out?

Red Renee said...

flights to Alaska are longer than 8 hours.

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Mary, Philadelphia offered a non-stop flight to Alaska this summer, and travel time was less than eight hours.

Charles said...

With all the recent publicity concerning "cyber bullying," Kate must have the hide of tree bark. Nothing seems to phase her.

MabelD said...

TLC is pairing Kate's show with one on Prince William and his girlriend, Kate Middleton - Kate + Kate, I guess. TLC must consider them both royalty.

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/tlc-announces-back-to-back-specials-starring-kate-gosselin-prince-william

leeron said...

when is TLC going to drop this money grabber loser?

mama san said...

Did travel time mention time difference of 3-hours?

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Kate + Kate, I guess. TLC must consider them both royalty."

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Well, at least ONE of them actually is royal... a royal pain in the arse.

Anonymous said...

I am against anything Kate but I would like to let everyone know that I took 3 kids to Alaska, ages 6, 9 and 12. It was summer and we had 20 hours of daylight, went dogsledding, saw glaciers, whales and sea lions. It is an absolutely fantastic trip. We have gone on quite a few dream vacations, rather than waste money on toys and "things" I chose to give my kids experiences. Even the youngest one will say Alaska was his favorite vacation. The only difference is, I enjoyed the trip and enjoyed watching and being with my kids. It won't be fun fot the Gosselin kids because their only memories are of their shrew of a mother screaming, whining and complaining.
-Mom of 3 from Pa.

Living it up in Alaska said...

Long time lurker, first time poster. I live in Alaska and I can assure you that no one made a big deal about them being here. I had to search online to even find out if they were indeed here. I live in Eagle River which is between Anchorage (10 miles south) and Wasilla (20 north) where Sarah Palin lives. It was cold and rainy that week. (I remember it well because my parents were here for a visit)I took my parent to downtown Anchorage to sightsee that same time of the week they visited the zoo and we didn't see them or even hear they were around. I am very interested in what they got on tape due to the weather. It was unusually cold, windy and rainy that week and it was not fun doing anything outdoors.

Celebrities of all kinds vacation in Alaska due to the outdoor activities and it doesn't faze most of us. Most of the people here could care less about a lot more than Ms. Gosselin and her film crew. Film crews are here all the time filming something and for most tourist/residents, it is a bigger thrill to see a Captian from Deadliest Catch than a mom with 8 kids walking around a zoo with cameras. I think most of us rank her along with Levi Johnston.

I do have to comment on the length of plane ride. I am no expert but my parents where on a flight from Chicago and it took almost 6 hours. I think some of it has to do with the jet stream because from what I understand, you can make up an hour or lose it. And we are 4 hours behind the east coast so I can only imagine how exhausted those kids were.

Alaska is breathtaking and beyond majestic. But, I do agree that it is wasted on the kids. My daughter could care less about a beautiful mountain with the sun shining on the snow or the wildflowers with brilliant color. She wants to look on the side of the road for moose poop!

I will probably watch it on Youtube just to see what they did since I live here but to me, it is like a BIG commerical to visit Alaska. And I would think most of the sheeple that view Ms. Gosselin as being the authority on how to live life wouldn't be able to afford it. Plane tickets are expensive, gas is not cheap and prices on food in the summer is ridculous!!

Wish everyone well!

PatE said...

Least we forget....Katie and Steve were MIA. Probably getting some much needed....alone time.

Kia Ora said...

Living it up in Alaska-I enjoyed reading what you had to say. We saw how disgruntled, and afraid the poor little kiddies looked while their. In the mean time that self indulgent women was out learing it up with purse boy. She is some piece of work. Its just beyond me how this stunt has gone completly to her head. No rationality what so ever.

Vanessa said...

November is Sweeps Month. I guess TLC is trying ANYTHING to get people to tune in, including "Never before seen footage of the Gosselin six in Halloween costumes!"

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

For God's sakes- These kids need a normal life away from cameras.

To hell with this self-proclaimed Super Mom. Give your kids a break and chance for a normal life. GET A JOB KATE AND LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF IT!!!

chocolatebee said...

One reason why I refuse to watch Kate (it's no longer about her 8), the line goes "this is the longest I have went without heels in my life". Really Kate? Sometimes I wonder does she say things just to hear her own voice. Those of us who were loyal watchers when the family was still intact will remember Kate before the lady of the night heels,extensions, and skimpy clothes.She was never this "glamourous".In fact Jon used to dress her. Remember the shopping trip? Kate sickens me with her self centered shallowness. I can't stomach her at all.

Anonymous said...

chocolatebee said...
One reason why I refuse to watch Kate (it's no longer about her 8), the line goes "this is the longest I have went without heels in my life". Really Kate? Sometimes I wonder does she say things just to hear her own voice. Those of us who were loyal watchers when the family was still intact will remember Kate before the lady of the night heels,extensions, and skimpy clothes.She was never this "glamourous".In fact Jon used to dress her. Remember the shopping trip? Kate sickens me with her self centered shallowness. I can't stomach her at all.
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My sentiments EXACTLY!!!!! That is what came to my mind when I heard that line- "what about the days when the tups were newborn and you still wore sweats around the house, Kate????" Give me a break!

Rosebud said...

http://www.etonline.com/gallery/102428_New_Pics_Kate_Gosselin_Her_Cute_Kids_Head_North_to_Alaska/index.html?photo=1

These children look cold, not happy! And look at the one on the end ... crying! Was that really the best picture they could choose?

Jill said...

See the promo picture yet? Maddie is sobbing and looking miserable while Katie just smiles to the camera. Typical! Picture first! Kids' well being second or third.

CakeIsGreat said...

Of course the picture being released for this episode promotion involves Mady very upset. I have long suspected Khate/TLC loved to play into Mady's behavior and emotions because it draws attention to the show and gets people talking. She is the kid that is talked about the most individually and of course to K/TLC there is no such thing as bad press. I read some comments on gossip/entertainment sites writing about the episode of course there are still people who say horrible things about her. She's unappreciative, a brat, the other "B" word I will not write because it disgusts me to even repeat in reference to a child. A child who has been exploited for her parents benefit. I can't even express how bad I feel for her. One day she might Google herself and who knows what her reaction could be to what comes up about her. I can just hope Jon will be good enough to help her through any emotions that might come from it. Though I really don't see how anyone can make what has been done to her "ok."

I too caught Khate saying in a commercial "this is the longest I've gone without wearing heals in my life." BS! Either she considers her life not really starting until the fame, $$, wardrobe kicked in OR she's begun to actually believe her own re-writes of history and lies (I know delusional people who have done this.) Both are possible here.

The kids on yet another vacation. Boring. Kate will think her kids have it all despite its a work trip and they will not enjoy it. But they are going to an exotic place so nothing else matters. I got to go on some cool vaca's in my childhood. Its the benefit of having a parent who worked in the travel business. We tried to do it once a year (it had to depend on how I was feeling as a kid), and boy did we all look forward to it. Years late we all still look back on the great times and memories. Forget the other weeks out of the year myself and my parents/sibling had to deal with a variety of health issues I had, a relative had said to my mother in the past my mom was "so lucky" and she was "a little jealous of her life" because of said vacations. To this day my mom is baffled how someone with two kids that never had anything worse than a sports injury, could say such a thing to her because she's sat on a nice beach a few times. No one in my family takes her seriously (and some can barely stand her) b/c its always about the dollar and appearance. This person, is in fact, a huge Khate supporter. Thinks the kids have "everything", doesn't think Mady appreciates her life enough, believes all her Kh8's lies and BS. I've gotten into many arguments with her about the Gs. This is the kind of person Khate attracts. Materialistic, narcissistic, just like her.

chesterctymom said...

Preview shows the Go$$elin 8 whale watching...without life jackets...

Jane in California said...

I feel badly for every one of the children, but there's an extra bit of sorrow in my heart for Maddie (Maddy?). She's portrayed as bratty, but I think she's fighting for some justice in her life and as an emotional child who feels very strongly about things, when she faces defeat time and again, she can't help but melt down. But yet she carries on to fight the good fight on another day. I hope her spirit is not broken by Kate and that she one days realizes that the deck was stacked against her to begin with.

Cara retreats into silence; Maddy fights back.

Back to the episode -- how is it allowed that they take children out on a boat without requiring life vests? At a local park in my town, people can rent paddle boats. Children must wear life vests to paddle out on the smooth lake. How can children go out onto a lake or waterway without life vests????

A4Eliz said...

feel badly for every one of the children, but there's an extra bit of sorrow in my heart for Maddie (Maddy?).

I feel the same way. Also they try and peg Cara as the "nice" twin but there are plenty of examples of Mady being kind to the tups. In the most recent pictures she is holding Aaden's hand. Mady also stuck up for Collin about his bear. She was kind to the little kids on the trip to the statue of liberty. The G kids certainly fight but I think overall they look out for eachother, they know no one else is around to do it!

readerlady said...

Re life jackets on the whale watch boat - I've been on a whale watch, although not in Alaska. We went to Gloucester, Mass. a few years ago and went on a 1/2 day whale watch. The boat was quite large and no life jackets were required for anyone, although there were life jackets on board and their location was pointed out to passengers. The boat we were on was bigger than a LI ferry, and had 2 decks, complete with a snack bar, numerous restrooms and a lounge. They are nothing like a fishing boat. I would imagine that the whale watch boats in Alaska are similar.

Living it up in Alaska said...

Most of the tourist/whale watching/sightseeing boats in Alaska are set up where you can watch from the outside deck or heated indoor space. Most boats are two story and most offer snackbars and some even offer (nice) dinner for an extra price. The boats are quite large and offer numerous restrooms and common areas. Should the weather be questionable (can happen last minute in Alaska), most captians will not take you out on the boat, will take you only so far, or will come in due to the weather. This is all lined out in your agreement information. Yes, all boats are equipped with life vests, no one is required to where them and should the weather be crappy, boats come in vs risking lives.

These boats are more like cruise ships (smaller versions of course) and are in mostly cruising in still waters of the inlet not in the ocean like the fishing boat we saw in a previous episode.

Just my two cents. Hope this answers any questions.

readerlady said...

When I turned my TV on tonite, I caught a few minutes of Entertaiment Tonight, and they were showing a "preview" of the K+8 Alaska trip- in particular, the whale watch. The boat they were on was nothing like the one we were on for our whale watch. It was much smaller and looked like it had pontoons, although it wasn't a regular pontoon boat. So - I agree. Absolutely those kids should have had life jackets on, especially after seeing the way they were running from side to side on the boat. All it would have taken is a slip or a good-sized wave and someone could have fallen overboard.

Living it up in Alaska said...

I have not seen the commerical you are referring to Readerlady, but the way you describe it makes me think that they did not do a tourist tour but a private one. And if it is indeed a pontoon sort of boat, you better believe those babies should have had life vests on! It was windy, wet and all around yuck when they were here so not the most pleasurable time to be on a boat in the water. AND....seriously makes me angry that they are "so special" that they are not like regular tourist and book a tour but get a private treat. Really...like the average single mom with a couple of kids can take a week off, fly to Alaska and book a private tour.

I am really glad that I didn't run into them!!!

couch potato said...

Eash state has it's own laws.

Massachusetts -- everyone age of 12and under should be wearing a life jacket on open boat or on deck.

Alaska --- everyone age of 13 and under should be wearing a life jacket on open boat or on deck or water skiing.

Now there may some things about the length or type of boat I don't know about. I think I'd rather be safe than sorry, though.

Denise said...

Here is the commercial. Lots of Kate squealing, LOTS of Kate's boobs and kids in dangerous situations. Look at them run across the boat and jump up on the railing. I would have come unglued if I had been there.

http://www.etonline.com/tv/102482_Kate_Gosselin_Kids_Have_a_Whale_of_a_Time_in_Alaska/index.html

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

I also heard Kate say... it's the longest time she has gone (in Alaska), without wearing heels.

More lies. She went barefoot, during TLC Seasons one-three and then some.

fidosmommy said...

OK, I just watched the trailer for the Alaska episode.

Can Kate finish a sentence without
launching into noises? The very first thing she said on the couch was something that ended with an
ARRWWWWWWWW in a very shrill tone and her fingers dancing in front of her nose. Then we later see the kids on the couch doing the same thing, not finishing their sentences so they could make howling noises and flipping their hands all over. I was surprised they weren't knocking each other off the couch with those gestures.
It all seems so odd.

"Slimmish"? What in the world? The chances of seeing whales are "slimmish to none".

She needs to give her high school diploma back. Surely somebody else
took her exams for her.

Vanessa said...

Is it necessary to SCREAM AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS when you spot a whale? She's the first one screaching and then the kids follow suit. Is it also necessary to expose THAT much cleavage? It's obscene, and I'm not a prude. There's nothing wrong with showing a bit, but that top is about 3 sizes too small for her. It's coming people, there WILL be a mental breakdown. She's NOT right in the head. She's on something and maybe abusing the meds she's on.

Sad&Obvnoxious said...

Can Kate finish a sentence without
launching into noises? The very first thing she said on the couch was something that ended with an
ARRWWWWWWWW in a very shrill tone and her fingers dancing in front of her nose. Then we later see the kids on the couch doing the same thing, not finishing their sentences so they could make howling noises and flipping their hands all over. I was surprised they weren't knocking each other off the couch with those gestures.
It all seems so odd.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is typical attention-seeking behavior and it should surprise no one that the kids are now doing it. Sad . (and obnoxious, IMO!)

NoCackling! said...

If she truly is TLC royalty she would be on more than once every two months. Her time on TV is running out. The way she cackles on the Alaska commercial makes me cringe.

jonandkatewho? said...

Wow. I watched the preview. I don't even like to say this, but those kids acting the way they do is not cute at all. The making of the weird noises by the boys and the kids jumping around the way they did...clearly they are playing to the cameras and probably don't even stop to think about it. These kids are not enjoyable to watch. Kate certainly isn't. They are all annoying. I really see no way this show could be attractive to anybody. It needs to end.

Let me also say that I feel for the kids. I'm sad for them because they probably don't even understand how they are coming across and it is NOT their fault. I blame Kate. Jon to a lesser extent but now he sees and wants them off tv.

Denise said...

An overview of life jacket laws in Alaska
long list and then:
To these regulations, Alaska adds the following:

"All persons under 13 years of age must wear a USCG approved life jacket while in an open boat or on a deck"

http://www.helium.com/items/1304062-alaska-life-jacket-laws-alaska-pfd-laws-alaska-boating-safety?page=2

Proud Grandma said...

Just watched the preview and several things come to mind. The kids are beginning to adopt her sense of the dramatics, the screaming, the hand gestures, the bouncing around, the incomplete sentences. NOTE TO KATE- Good grief woman, get a grip. Instead of screaching and jumping all over the place, sit down, or stand, point the whales out to your kids, pick Alexis up and help her see the whales, be in awe of those magnificent creatures, don't scare them away. BE QUIET!!!!!
Second, the tups, well, I have a four, almost five year old granddaughter (yikes is she almost five already), and her speech has been much better than the tups for ages. She does do the dramatics thing, but her speech is much better than the tups. My 16 year old granddaughter had speech problems which we found very early on and she was given speech therapy, and now she is very clear and precise in her speech. Don't sit there and think the baby talk is cute, nip it in the bud or you will regret it later.
Third, The BOOB issue, oh for goodness sakes, so you have boobs, who cares, cover them up, and cut your nails, how can you do housework, play with playdoh, make beds, clean the toilets with nails like those. Oops sorry, you do none of the above.

Living it up in Alaska said...

I just watched the commerical from eonline and I am physically sick to my stomach. It looks like they were whale watching from a little town called Seward off of the Kenai Penisula. Hate their presence tainted that little town. I am assuming they were not required to wear life vests since they weren't outside on a deck. It looked to be an enclosed area that was most likely heated therefore I am not sure if the life vest clause applies. I, personally, would not let my daughter on a boat without a life vest. I know Alaska has taken steps to provide life vests at the entrance of any open water area.
I guess if they were breaking any laws, TLC wouldn't air footage.

After hearing today that David Cassidy was arrested for a DUI, it made me cringe. He was on tv 30 years ago and look at his life. He had an bottle of bourbon and had been taking pain killers. Look at what is in store for these kids! It would be different if their mother had taken steps to help them be normal but instead she has created a circus around them. Lets just say that in 3 years the Gosselins are obscure, how will those kids be able to handle themselves when they are no longer required to perform for the camera, or hide from the paps? How will the kids deal with the lack of attention from their mother (cause you know how mad at them she will be!) and with no camera man following their every move.

I really want to not hate that woman because how can I hate someone whom I have never met? But what she is doing to those kids is such an injustice. Her shrill voice, her way to low shirt,and her breast hanging out makes me not want to watch. I guess I don't understand how a woman who is appealing to a woman's audience is dressing for men to lust. Makes no sense. Then I read the sheeple's response and think, never mind!

Sobby McFibberpants said...

Is TLC using the Alaska trip footage for a Kate+Kate show as well as a future Palin episode? These poor kids are being double-dipped!

The only TLC crossover show I'd be interested in watching is one where the kids go to the Roloff farm. Matt can teach them the art of the trebuchet(pumpkin chucker). Then, each kid can have a turn flinging Sobby across the farm. Maddy gets to take the first turn...she's paid her dues.

Barbra said...

The kids act waaaaaay toooo young for being almost 6 1/2 years old. We all know she keeps them being babyish for the show but it's about time she teach them age appropriate behavior. Oh yeah, SHE knows nothing about age appropriateness in any form (for them or her). And the screeching they all do is a direct by-product of behavior learned from their mother figure. tlc, we ain't buyin' her act, as Larry the Cable Guy says 'let 'er go!'

SusieQ said...

All right. I have been lurking for months and months and after the comment she made on the TLC preview something like, "This is the longest I have gone without heels in my life!" ...OOOO MMMMM GGGGGGGGG !!! I had to create an account! !

If we want to get rid of this hag we need to NOT watch, even for 2 seconds. I haven't watched in a couple of years. One time I had TLC on and I was talking to my adult-aged daughter and (whoa!) ... a 4 letter word shrieked out of my mouth ! My daughter was astounded, so was I. It just slipped out !! Kate+8 had just come on and it was a few seconds into the show...I wanted to hurry up and turn it off...I certainly didn't want to be counted as a watcher!

Anyway, her comment about this is the longest I've gone without heels in my life, omg. I agree with what a prior poster said. Yeah, what about the first few years of the show ???? Even when going out on family outings, she had flip flops or flats on. ALSOOOOO, DID SHE WEAR HEELS DURING HER NURSING YEARS? OHHH I'LL BET LOOKED STUPID. NO it didn't look stupid because she didn't wear heels !! I agree with another poster that said something about her rewriting history and that now she feels her life didn't start til she hit the $jackpot$$$$.

I despise this woman and just seeing the Kate+8 commercials is almost too much to bear. When a show is coming on in the next week it's constant commercials during (I think) every single commercial break.

Eileen in Chitown said...

I'm probably repeating someone elses' observation but ...
the reason they are always 'on vacation' is possibly because of Jon's legal protest against the filming of the kids? And rightly so - because technically these kids are working while being filmed.
Maybe they came to an agreement that they wo'nt be filmed at home and would be allowed to have a personal life.
Someone mentioned they spent a short time at the cornmaze. Maybe this filming time is monitored by Child Protective Services and limited by legal?

Maybe TLC Legal & Kate get around this by not filming them at home so much? They have their 'private lives' and then the' vacation specials'.

Just a thought - I don't watch anymore.
I get my updates from your guys.

I hope those kids get some down time to be just kids.

Orlando, It's Autumn Sunrise said...

Even when going out on family outings, she had flip flops or flats on. ALSOOOOO, DID SHE WEAR HEELS DURING HER NURSING YEARS? OHHH I'LL BET LOOKED STUPID.

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Not any more stupid than she did on the beach on BHI. Negotiating those heels in the sand was a real trick!

SuzieQ said...

Again, with her statement "I haven't gone this long without heels in my life," that is just so ridiculous. She didn't wear heels the first couple of seasons of JK+8 and I'm sure she didn't wear heels when she worked as a nurse; but on her Alaska trip she said she hasn't gone this long without heels in her life? She is so full of it. Another thing, I guess she finds it hard to believe that what attracted audiences to the show in the beginning was seeing the CHILDREN, **NOT HER** ... yet going by the commercials/teasers (I haven't watched a show in 2 years), she can't keep her trap shut about her, i.e. looking into the camera and blabbing. Doesn't she realize yet we don't care what she has to say !!! Anyone who still watches are probably watching to see the kids, not listen to her go on and on.

Ohio Buckeye said...

All right. I have been lurking for months and months and after the comment she made on the TLC preview something like, "This is the longest I have gone without heels in my life!"

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Agreed. This K8G statement is at obvious odds with the whole episode the earlier J&K+8 devoted to showing us a K8 who allegedly didn't care about clothing and had to depend upon Jon to help her pick out her new clothes. How many times in that early episode did she tell us she didn't like to spend $ on herself, that she'd rather buy something for the kids?

Lies on Legs = K8G

Brummygirl said...

@ Ohio Buckeye:
"Lies on Legs"...oh I like that one!! :)

Victoria said...

Say, I was just at Chicago Midway airport and that is clearly the airport they show the Gosselins on their way to Alaska. It has a very distinctive sculpture that the kids were looking at in a promotional clip.

So, Kate is a harridan who ruined her family, etc., but you can sleep better tonight knowing that at least she didn't make them take an 8-hour flight. They must have stayed over in Chicago because the clip shows them arriving at Midway in a mini-bus.

Ladylou said...

I haven't watched TLC in months so I haven't seen commercials about any Kate plus 8's and I am not missing it one bit.
I still lurk around on her every once in awhile to hear what you all are saying. When I read something here that gets my "irk" up about Khate then I have a look at the magazine or video.
All the Kate plus 8's are like advertisements for trips with a travel company. The travel segments were always my least favorite part of the original J&K plus 8. Now that "she-devil & spawn" are doing the traveling it holds no interest. However I did watch the video for the Alaska trip/whale watching. The children are as irritating as she is.
Kate's use of that sing song "baawaah" she does is like nails on the chalk board.. and her flailing hands when she is excited is too much to watch. The kids are spoiled and obnoxious, they are acting more and more like her it seems.

I wish they would all go away... but if they don't.. I no longer have that urge to tune in.
Thanks TLC for making Kate plus 8 what it is today. "BORING!"

SuzieQ said...

"she-devil & spawn"
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ROFLOL
;)

Marie France said...

Victoria said...
Say, I was just at Chicago Midway airport and that is clearly the airport they show the Gosselins on their way to Alaska. It has a very distinctive sculpture that the kids were looking at in a promotional clip.
So, Kate is a harridan who ruined her family, etc., but you can sleep better tonight knowing that at least she didn't make them take an 8-hour flight. They must have stayed over in Chicago because the clip shows them arriving at Midway in a mini-bus.
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They always fly Southwest when they go on trips. It's cheaper for TLC to get Khate, the 8 kids plus film crew there. Chicago Midway is a major hub for Southwest and they probably had a layover. I don't think that Southwest has a direct flight from Midway to AK - so there must have been still another plane change/layover someplace further west.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Say, I was just at Chicago Midway airport and that is clearly the airport they show the Gosselins on their way to Alaska.

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Beginning in early June, US Airways out of Philadelphia was running a non-stop flight to Alaska. I thought that was the route they took.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

http://blog.timesunion.com/homerestoration/travelling-with-kate-plus-8/1415/

Report of the Philly to Alaska experience!

GO AWAY! said...

TLC - I have to say the only show I watch on TLC is What Not to Wear and I was enjoying their premier last night....that is until I had to endure the SHRIEKING IDIOT KATE! Why oh Why is she still on TV? Who watches this garbage? She is absolutely unbearable, even in a 30 second clip. Cannot stand that overexposed witch! Feel sorry for those kids though! Keep it up TLC, and you will lose any viewers for any of your shows with those insane promos for Kate....they make my skin crawl!

ChurchMouse said...

"No Worry, Beef Curry said...

I also heard Kate say... it's the longest time she has gone (in Alaska), without wearing heels..."

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Hmm, I suppose she wore high heels while on thirty weeks of bedrest?

Actually, if she were to get pregnant again, what are the odds that she'd be in the birthing room with black stilettos?

mama mia said...

No, they took a direct flight from Philly, there is a blogger who posted about flying over with them. He claims Kate was firm but not mean with the kids. Says he admires her for being able to keep them well mannered - and of course, 2 of the tups puked on the flight.

Lee said...

Marie France said"

Chicago Midway is a major hub for Southwest and they probably had a layover. I don't think that Southwest has a direct flight from Midway to AK - so there must have been still another plane change/layover someplace further west.

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The layovers just make the trips longer and more exhausting. In a lot of ways, an 8 1/2 hour trip is easier.

Tami said...

So I thought they were going to put that stupid new show of hers on the air starting this month. Now suddenly they are coming up with the Alaska episode and rushing out to film in a pumpkin patch even though Halloween is over. Who wants to watch Halloween shows months from now anyway? Makes me think they decided not to air her show and they promised 'x' number of shows and have to fulfill it somehow even if it's just creating new stuff out of think air.

Kit said...

"She didn't wear heels the first couple of seasons of JK+8 and I'm sure she didn't wear heels when she worked as a nurse; but on her Alaska trip she said she hasn't gone this long without heels in her life?"

Ah, but you forget, she's talking about HER life, which, as we all know, didn't BEGIN until she was a famous divorced mom who was forced to work in entertainment and wear expensive (but cheap-looking) clothing to support her 8, count 'em, 8 kids! So in Kate's mind, this IS the longest she's ever gone without heels in "her entire life." You know, the only life that matters.

Monster Mommy said...

Greetings, my little GWoP cupcakes! As promised, here's my list of a few alternative program suggestions, we can watch tomorrow evening instead of TLC...

* "The Brave One"- Lifetime (good movie w/Jodie Foster)

* The Amazing Race 17- CBS

* Cowboys @ Green Bay football game on NBC... (Go Packers!)

* The Real Housewives of Atlanta- (marathon), Bravo Network

* 2010 European Music Awards- MTV

* Extreme Makeover: Home Edition... (with that honey, Ty Pennington)- ABC

* "The Time Traveler's Wife"- Cinemax

* HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"- (my personal Critic's Choice)

* And finally, if you MUST watch Kate... tune into "Kate and Leopold" on Starz. No screeching, no yelling, and no watching Monster Mommy make love to the camera. And most importantly, NO child exploitation in this movie.

Happy viewing.

Amy2 said...

I watched the Alaska and Airport videos on the TLC website. All I can say is Wow.
Wow--for Kate's girls being exposed more and more.
Wow--for the children playing to the camera. I did not enjoy the children (nearly) putting their faces on the camera.
Wow--for the screeching by Kate and the kids.
Wow--for the need for attention from all of them.
Wow--for them not being in awe of seeing a whale in the wild for the first time but screaming.
Wow--the flying hands by everyone.
And finally--Wow--the children are becoming more and more like Kate, a sense of look at me and a sense of entitlement.

No, I won't be watching this disaster. I've seen enough.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Oh my, Baby Mama and Nina Frye are bat crap crazy. This Deb, seems to think that 'Werny' is a dangerous threat to Kate... And Polly (WG) may show up during filming next time, wielding a gun- or a knife! Please.

BM also believes the Sarah Palin portion of the Alaska show was cut, due to the lack of any good footage to air. Really? She also tried to sweep the story under the rug, by saying Kate and the kids never visited the Palins in Alaska. Sheeple are deaf, blind and insane. Yeah BM, keep believing a motion picture will be made about your story. What a joke.

Marie France said...

mama mia said...
No, they took a direct flight from Philly, there is a blogger who posted about flying over with them. He claims Kate was firm but not mean with the kids. Says he admires her for being able to keep them well mannered - and of course, 2 of the tups puked on the flight.
11/06/2010 7:45 AM
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Yes, you are right. I saw that post by that blogger. I looked it up and U.S. Airways offers non-stop, direct flights from Philadelphia to Anchorage from June 1 to September 7. It's a seasonal direct flight only. Also, in response to this blogger pointing out that Khate was "firm but not mean," I would suspect that she felt she had to be on good behavior (for her) because the show is doing so poorly. Also, it is possible she may be self-medicating with wine in the Starbucks cup or other things.

Marie France said...

I just looked at the promo clip from eonline (without sound as I have no speakers). The couch interview with Khate is horrific even though I did not hear what she said. The visual is appalling! She clearly has no bra on and the girls are free flyingin that low cut slinky knit top. This is inappropriate. That and the excessively short denim skirt is total hooker wear. What the hell is the matter with her? Never mind, we already know the answer to that. Disgusting.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I just don't understand why people actually still enjoy this trash. It should have an audience of 0. TLC sinks low and their lineup is not even interesting enough for us to ever select their network. This sorry mother has sold her childen for FREEBIES and fame. Any company that donates even a cracker crumb to this family should be thought of the same way.
I know it's not TLC that has the new show Downsizing, but this is another pc of trash. This family will now get rich making this show while "pretending" to be money strapped. Hmmm, sounds like Kate.
It just slaps normal people in the face.

Hippie Chick said...

I hope everyone realizes that these previews TLC puts out of Kate screeching, the kids melting down, them running about without life jackets, is to GET PEOPLE TO WATCH!! It's to get the blogs lit up, to get people talking so people will watch. Don't fall into the trap!! Will Kate screech & squeal the whole show? Well gee whiz, let's watch & see. NO! Let's not. Again, most of us have seen the pap pictures, we know that Kate's family has yet again gone on another vacation, we know that the kids will yet again have a melt down, we know that Kate will make up several words & screech, because she is an idiot. We also know that Kate will show off the goods somewhere down the line, probably on the couch interview. Oh, & we KNOW she is lying on said couch interview about something done in the filming process because we saw what happened last week at the corn maze.

Please, do not get lured into TLC/Kate's trap of lies & deceit. This woman does not deserve your time or energy. She does not deserve the ratings. And the kids deserve their lives back. If people watch, they won't get that back.

Tami said...

Greetings, my little GWoP cupcakes! As promised, here's my list of a few alternative program suggestions, we can watch tomorrow evening instead of TLC...
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I like Undercover Boss on Sundays. Is that on at the same time? Either way, I won't be watching her ham it up in Alaska @@

Jane in CA said...

Since I not only have been boycotting Kate +8, but the TLC network in general, I haven't seen any of the commercials for this show. I am most definitely NOT tempted to watch to see what all the screeching by Kate is about. I get the information I need right here on this blog by those few brave hearts who do watch and report.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I saw the promo too. The three things that they showed were very popular "tourist" excursions when you visit Alaska on a cruise ship. Whale watching is a wonderful and amazing thing. I have done it in Cape Cod and Alaska. You can actually watch for whales from your cruise ship. The thing being is it is very quiet and serene. NOBODY screams. And, btw, there were several young children on the cruise ship. Everyone is thrilled to see the animals in the wild, yet humbled by the experience. If one wants to watch nature shows there are several on Cable TV each day. The Travel Channel has episodes on Alaska both as land and cruise vacations. These shows are well worth watching. And, if getting back to Nature is not your thing, The Real Housewives of Atlanta are worth the snark. These ladies actually "get" why they are on T.V. and make for some good entertainment.

NahNahNaNaByeByeKate said...

Fox News Philly is calling this episode K+8's last Hurrah .. I hope they are right.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/110710-kate-gosselin-last-hoorah-tonight

JoyinVirginia said...

I will be watching The Amazing Race! I want to watch people who enjoy traveling and are grateful for the chance to see all the amazing sights! And don't forget our fabulous Phil, the host!
Hey, Phil is a New Zealand native. Wonder if he knows Purse Boy?

bonehead said...

Well, I for one will not be watching. Saw the commercials and Youtube and that was ENOUGH for me. What I saw was a Drama Queen, who wanted all the attention acting like a 2 year. The kids were no different. They are 6? Comparing the Duggars younger children around the same age, what a difference, when they sit on the couch/bench and talk to the camera. The Duggar kids are well behaved. I see Kate is not even teaching them anything. Her screaming was for what? My reaction and I think most peoples reaction would be: "WOW! check that out! did you see them!" NOT screaming like some one someone stuck her in the but. And then Kate can not be a very GOOD nurse, they showed the sound guy(I think) getting hit by someone coming down the sloop and instead of going down there to see if anyone was hurt, she says to the camera:" Did anyone get hurt?"(very calmly) Yeah, a real feeling person. Course, she would use the excuse : someone had to watch the kids. If ones' children are well behaved, you can tell your children to stay right there, do not move and they will stay.

Brummygirl said...

I will not be watching, we are off to my grandson's birthday dinner. Would rather eat coal than give her one more rating.

Kittie6 said...

I am watching Dirty Jobs. Way better than contributing to Khate's ratings.

Tami said...

Well I wanted to watch Undercover Boss but it's being shown an hour later than what it says on the tv listings yet again : ( So I am just waiting to watch it later and Kate is definitely not on in the background! I do hope the ratings tank tonight. But unfortunately many might tune it who might not have otherwise just to see the Alaska footage.

Iditerod Queen said...

Yikes, now that was pretty bad. K8 screaming, kids screaming & acting up. K8's usual I am superior attitude with tour people. Just where does that come from???

I would have to say bye bye Katie after watching this piece of carp.

Kitty said...

Kate, it's COINCIDENCE not IRONIC that Alaska was on your list of places you wanted to see.

Ugh!

Ratings Slasher said...

Iditerod Queen - my guess is there was no Sarah Palin then? I know for a fact, that Kate and Co. met with her family. She said... "Tell Willow I said hi" to Bristol, during that awful DWTS correspondence with ET. It's on Youtube for pete's sake. We all know about the bucket story, by now. I'll bet the footage never sees the light of day.

Iditerod Queen said...

Ratings, no Sarah to be seen. A couple other observations.....I know K8 really needed Boobyguard with her and the twins clear out on the deserted glacier, those darn paps hang out on the glaciers too just waitin' for K8!

I wonder what Steve's wife thought of the stunt when he threw his wedding band into the pan for gold and had Colin bring it to K8? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.

K8 also looked pretty hangin' in the dog sled shots. The camera was not good to her.

Trust me, this will be the last show, its' got to be.

Ratings Slasher said...

Thanks for the confirmation, Iditerod. No Palins then, hmm.

So are you telling us that the gold ring I saw Kate howling about on the promos, was in fact Steve's wedding band? What! That is just wrong, on so many levels. I hope this is it for the show. So much for Purse Boy's sacred union of marriage with Gina. Has he no shame?

It's all over now............. said...

Early ratings are estimating 1.1 million viewers. Down quite a bit for Kackle, but not terrible for this genre of television.

It's basically all over but you'll be subjected to another year of shows. Kate is not making anything close to the 250k per episode that has been reported. It's less than half that amount.

Monster Mommy said...

It does appear to be nearing the end for "Kate Plus 8". The latest poll results on the website below are at over 85%, stating Kate and her show are just too obnoxious to watch.

http://www.hollybaby.com/2010/10/05/is-kate-gosselins-latest-reality-show-kate-plus-8-really-getting-the-boot/

silimom said...

It's all over now............. said...
Early ratings are estimating 1.1 million viewers. Down quite a bit for Kackle, but not terrible for this genre of television.
*****
I hope you're right. That's a good drop from the September 20 of 1.6 something.

"It's basically all over but you'll be subjected to another year of shows. Kate is not making anything close to the 250k per episode that has been reported. It's less than half that amount."
*****

But even less than half is somewhere in the 110K-125K range and that's still an awful lot of money for someone who doesn't do all that much. And what's even sadder? That's what she's willing to sell her children's privacy for.

I hope that the show doesn't continue much longer as the children deserve some privacy. At the same time, I really feel sorry for this family because the bottom line is that when the show ends and then the money runs out, this family is going to self destruct and the kids will pay the ultimate price.

The Gosselins are a modern day morality play, IMO.

1momski said...

Silimom,
"early ratings 1.1 million" I so hope you are right, I think that is very low considering this show had Alaska footage that some would want to see. Where are the early ratings posted?

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

I didn't watch, but I noticed there is already talk of it being her last show, thank goodness! AND this little tidbit in the news:

"Some paparazzi remain out in Wernersville, where they have photographed the Gosselin kids picking pumpkins and Kate Gosselin apparently sleeping in a car while bodyguard Steve Neild took them trick or treating on Halloween"

I wonder when they'll release the photo of her sleeping in the van? Watch & see!

Julie said...

I used to think the kids were cute. Not so much anymore. I think it's shameful how Kate has stunted their development for the sake of a TV show. It reminds me of someone who was being interviewed about Michael Jackson. They revealed that the reason he spoke in such a soft, childish voice was because he had been a childhood star, and actually did have a normal adult voice. The childlike voice was supposed to remind his fans of his youth; before all the allegations, contreversy, etc... And we all saw what happened to him in the end.

dustilies said...

Itediterod Queen asked,

I wonder what Steve's wife thought of the stunt when he threw his wedding band into the pan for gold and had Colin bring it to K8? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.

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Hmmmmmmmmm . . . or WTF!

Subtle, Steve and Kate, very subtle.

I didn't see the show, so I'm gobsmacked by this report. I agree with Ratings Slasher, who said "this is so wrong on many levels." Having Collin carry the ring from the boyfriend to the mother? The fact that KG doesn't think it is inappropriate is just the meringue on this crazy Baked Alaska.

Alice Bluegown said...

(snip)
... This K8G statement is at obvious odds with the whole episode the earlier J&K+8 devoted to showing us a K8 who allegedly didn't care about clothing and had to depend upon Jon to help her pick out her new clothes. How many times in that early episode did she tell us she didn't like to spend $ on herself, that she'd rather buy something for the kids?

Lies on Legs = K8G
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Jon obviously DID a much better job of choosing clothing for Kate back in the day.

She did look like a young mother then, not a hooker on heels, like she does now.

She is pathetic.

SafetyTrain said...

Wow. Steve took off his wedding ring and had Collin take it over to Kate, pretending that he found it when he was panning for gold. Kate realized it was Steve's ring, laughed, and put it on. Yeah, there's nothing going on between them. Nope. Not at all. Nothing to see there.

wlesser said...

She didn't wear heels the first couple of seasons of JK+8 and I'm sure she didn't wear heels when she worked as a nurse; but on her Alaska trip she said she hasn't gone this long without heels in her life?"

I could not believe she said this comment when I saw a preview (be proud! I have not watched any episodes of Kate plus 8) I refuse. I was like WTF? She just started wearing heels when she started with the tanning and stupid hairdo. She never wore heels in the first several seasons and I never saw her wear heels in flashbacks of her & Jon. She is a idiot. I guess she can't remember her old life where she had to have Jon pick out her clothes since she had no clue how to dress. She has to be picking out her own clothes now as she still has no clue how to dress! HA HA!

Tami said...

I don’t understand why the bodyguard, Steve, was needed on the helicopter ride to the glacier. You see him during the snowball fight (which he participated in). I cannot see why he was needed AT ALL on the glacier.

Ella's Mum said...

I just watched half of it online...didnt bother watching the second half - boring!!

Annoying kids - arrgghhh! said...

jonandkatewho? said...

...just sick to the death of seeing nasty shrew kate and her boring, (sorry kids just stating my opinion) tired, unhappy brood

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I couldn't agree more with your assessment of the kids. It is painful to watch them. They are "stupid-silly" - they can't seem to say something in a normal tone of voice without mugging for the cameras.

Now, don't all jump on me here! I realize they are "only 6" but the twins are old enough to talk normally. And I don't blame them - it is a reflection on how they were raised.

When kids in our family talked silly like that, they got a quiet-in-the-ear comment to "act normal - we don't understand you when you are talking like that".

I am reminded of the time a talent agent told Kart the twins didn't have "it" and she wasn't interested in signing them for commercials. Pissed Kart off something fierce! LOL

They couldn't seem to talk in a normal tone of voice and couldn't stop bouncing around, looking all over the place, making faces and throwing their arms around like helicopter blades while doing the couch interviews last night. (saw some of it flipping through the channels - painful)

They think they are being cute but they are really very annoying. I cannot believe TLC thinks America wants to watch stupid-silly kids act like little goofballs. Half of what they say you can't understand.

Anyhoo, Kart doesn't have any maternal bond with them so she has no clue that she should teach her kids some manners, and how to act normal.

STOP - I realize 'kids will be kids' and 'these kids are just 6' but to me, they are still annoying as hell to watch.

Has there ever been any footage of the kids in recent memory where they are quiet, rational and polite? I seem to remember crying, screaming, hitting, whining, tantrums, yelling, pulling.... (well, wait, there was one moment when one of the girl tups was kissing the dog - sweet)

Yeah, jonandkatewho, I agree with you. They are unpleasant to watch.

Kart's fault.

teacher/mom said...

I did watch, was quite annoyed at her yelling on the boat especially at the driver to stop! what was that about? I was disturbed and sick to see allll those dogs chained to those piece of crap houses. I am not familiar with dog sledding but I think having them pull that vehicle was cruel. I am sad they took Table for 12 and Quints by surprised off the air to hear her nasty screaming and wasteful spending.

jonandkatewho? said...

I found last night's episode on youtube and watched it. I don't know why so I won't try to explain but basically the only thing worth the time was the beautiful state of Alaska. It was just gorgeous.

On to some things that were not so pretty. I find this family not fun at all to watch, and in this episode they were all particularly annoying. They do not make me smile at all. TLC must know that the kids imitating their mother "calling" the whales was just not cute. Fail. Not cute at all. The screaming by all of them was horrific and just out of place. I find those kids to be ordinary and not amusing at all. They are beginning to act like their mom and that isn't good. They seem very entitled to me. I worry that with entitled attitudes such as they already have, trouble lies ahead for them and it makes me sad.

I guess I am talking mainly about the attitudes of disappointment most of the kids showed at not seeing lots of wildlife while on the boat, and Kate's attitude of seeming entitlement. How dare they not show the Gosselin family a good time! God forbid that the wildlife should not appear just because they were there. It was very unattractive.

The older the kids become the less watchable they are. It just isn't cute anymore, if it ever was.

I truly hope they stop before they push it so far that these kids will never live down the embarrassment. It has GOT to be embarrassing at this point. Why can't they just be like normal kids and watch the wildlife quietly and with no huge expectations of being entertained and without cameras pointed at them? Oh wait, they never would have been in Alaska in the first place if they didn't have a show....

fidosmommy said...

I haven't notice Steve wearing a wedding band. Does he keep it in his pocket? My bet is the ring came from a cameraman, not Steve.

SafetyTrain said...

I eventually had to mute the tv during the whale watch. I was excited to see the whales but couldn't handle the screeching from Kate. She reacts like a 3-year old. That woman shouldn't be let out in public.

Tami said...

I don’t understand why the bodyguard, Steve, was needed on the helicopter ride to the glacier. You see him during the snowball fight (which he participated in). I cannot see why he was needed AT ALL on the glacier.

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Oh because they need a rent-a-friend for Kate to interact with. Another adult is needed but who does she have in her life really?

MayDay said...

teacher/mom said....I am sad they took Table for 12 and Quints by surprised off the air to hear her nasty screaming and wasteful spending.
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I totally agree with you teacher/mom I especially miss Table for 12~ those parents showed kindness, love and respect for their children. I did not watch it all but from what I am reading my heart breaks for those children. TLC is so despicable in the shows they are choosing to show. I have had it when TLC put on Sister Wives on. In my opinion morons work at TLC

Cry Me a River said...

I am sure Khate puts bugs in the kids' ears telling them to be cute and silly for the cameras thinking it will be funny.

I watched the clip on You Tube - and it struck me when Khate was doing her one on one - not even sure if it was Alaska or not that she actually, truly, in all honesty believes that she is clever. Unfreakinbelievable.

Anyway, from the beating that Leeanne Rhimes {?} - not a fan - is taking in the press about her affair with a married man I am very surprised that Khate is still getting a pass on the Steve deal. It is pretty plain to see.

But anyway, I do think Khate encourages the kids to act silly, and talk little thinking it will be funny. I think there are 2 sets of Gosselins. The ones on camera and the ones off camera. Remember the basement episode when she called Alexis downstairs to retrieve her favorite animal that her unkind mother had never bothered to unpack in the move and she came down and in a very grownup voice said What? What? And took the animal from Khate and turned and walked away without a thank you or any of that little cutesy bitsy stuff we see them do.

My feeling is that the kids are very much aware of ratings and putting on an act to appear younger. I think they are pros but are being misguided by their ditzy mother, who thinks everything hinges on them not growing up.

I also remember when the boys were doing something they didn't want filmed and I think it was Aaden looked straight at the camera guy and in a very grownup voice said we don't you to film this but of course they did any way.

I guess my point is that we think we know these kids but we really don't. Their mother has them put on the little itsy bitsy cutesy thing for the show. What with her being so clever and all and far better than Jon at determining the direction of the show - yeah okay, we see that

Brummygirl said...

I wonder what Steve's wife thought of the stunt when he threw his wedding band into the pan for gold and had Colin bring it to K8? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.
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I didn't watch, but that sounds so classless or is that a message? Since when is Steve wearing his wedding ring? Were the comments on here hitting the mark about him not having one? Curiouser and curiouser said Alice!!!

EnoughAlready:O said...

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...
I didn't watch, but I noticed there is already talk of it being her last show, thank goodness! AND this little tidbit in the news:

"Some paparazzi remain out in Wernersville, where they have photographed the Gosselin kids picking pumpkins and Kate Gosselin apparently sleeping in a car while bodyguard Steve Neild took them trick or treating on Halloween"

I wonder when they'll release the photo of her sleeping in the van? Watch & see!

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We all know there is only on paparazzi Chris who is paid to paint her in a good light..So not gonna happen .

Watched for 15 mins said...

I don't think the kids are acting "cutesy" at all. I think that is the way they behave. If you noticed, Alexis was waaaay out there in her responses. She had no boundries. Hannah seemed age appropriate. Mady just immitated her mother, it was horrid. I am sure Mady is an intelligent young lady, but you couldn't know it by the couch interviews. Also, why didn't Mady go to the dog sledding place? Another meltdown??? I have to agree that the reason Purseboy was present in all scenes was to keep Kart in line, the way Jon used to. Also Purse boy seemed to take direction to make the scenes more interesting, i.e. the snowball fight and the ring.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was Steve's?

They had another security man with them, it was the Africian American....

Esmeralda said...

Jon refused to watch according this site.

http://www.hollybaby.com/2010/11/08/jon-gosselin-kate-plus-8-tlc-kids-special/

Khaki1960 said...

Those poor children. Kate rarely talks to them, just talks at them. The shrieking was just absurd. Kate is shamefully unaware of how obnoxious she is and how she embarrasses herself and her children. "Whale tails?" Is she so stupid that she can't discuss that they are attached to the entire whale? Kate missed countless opportunities to either teach her children or allow the patient and knowledgeable guides to teach them and help them understand the remarkable wonders of Alaska's flora, fauna, and people. I did watch the episode for reasons I don't really understand except that after a lifetime of respect for wildlife and a profession of teaching children, I wanted to see how the family negotiated their time.
Kate is destroying 8 innocent lives. She is poison to those with whom she comes in contact. She has no common sense, no compassion and no business pretending to parent those children.
For me, the whale watching was incredibly painful. Her cold response to the outburst of one of the girls was heartless. That same little girl was afraid that the boat was going to sink and Kate completely dismissed her fear and began her wide-mouthed screeching. It had to be all about her - "There, I told you it worked (the Nemo sounds)! See?!"
Second to that, the couch interviews with the children were just plain hard to watch. What they revealed to us is that these children are stunted - in speech and language development, in conversational skills (with the cameraman I suppose) and in vocabulary. I am afraid that Kate truly is more eager to keep them "babyish" than to encourage appropriate maturity. It's just pathetic.
Lastly, Kate. Why did the production executives allow her to expose her breasts that way? To whom is this program trying to appeal? Why would they air her ridiculous comments and show her spastic hand fluttering? If that's the best they can do, I'm afraid the situation is worse than reported.
Whether or not the show is over, I'm done.

No Pain No Gain said...

Hooray for Jon - he knows what is really behind what is shown on the screen and how bad it is for the kids.

Iditerod Queen said...

Y'all are right, maybe it was not Steve's ring, but he was the one that put it in the basket and made the big deal about Colin taking it to K8, therefore, it sends the wrong message, imo. Most people would presume it was his ring, I would think.

Sorry, the kids were obnoxiously loud, boisterous, unmanagable.....the apple seems not to fall far from the tree. This show was embarrasing and painful to watch, that will be it for me and hopefully it for this horrible charade of a show.

teacher/mom said...

I agree about her breasts showing in the chair interview. Horrific! I also forgot about Alexis? crying on the boat that she was not able to see, I thought Kate would at least lift her and point it out to her. My 4 year old knows that the boat would sink not sunked or what was said and it was not corrected by Kate. Most likely because she refered to many things as "thingies" please Kate learn about what you are going to see before heading to see it or don't open your mouth.

dustilies said...

Khaki1960,

Thanks for a deeply felt and insightful post.
I'm always glad for the insight of teachers here, as I don't think I can read the kids very well. I have two of my own around the ages of the G8, and while my younger daughter needed speech therapy in K-1, I *think* she was expressing more complex ideas and had a bigger vocabulary than these kids who seem so intellectually understimulated.

I teach at the college level, and it is always clear who had great teachers and has parents who value education.

As I've said before, I don't want to believe that anyone is stupid, just limited and sometimes damaged by what happens to him or her in life. I have, over the last 18 months, come to the conclusion that KG is a true dimwit.

April said...

Just an observation but did anyone else notice that Kate and Steve were dressed alike? Same navy blue/khaki on glacier and same deep brown with darker brown (not khaki) while panning for gold. Dr. Lillian Glass noted in one of her blog posts that this is a sign of "togetherness."

blackisthenewblack said...

Have you noticed that....

1. The kids are all over-animated when they are interviewed?
2. There is probably no serious need for a bodyguard on a freakin' glacier accessible only by plane!!
3. Kate needs to stop screaching like a banshee and overreacting to all sorts of things (hmmm...see #1....monkey see, monkey do.)
4. Kate loves to dress like a twenty-something hooker? The outfit for the interview was beyond.
5. Each episode is dumber than the one before?
6. Alaska was never ever mentioned as a 'need-to-do' destination?
7. Kate has probably gone a little longer 'in her life' than her Alaskan adventure without wearing high heels.
8. It's time for the whole thing to go away???

Tami said...

I remember over the summer seeing the pics of them going to a zoo. Let me guess: The footage was so bad they could not use any of it! The kids were probably bored, complained, etc, just like their ungrateful mom. I didn't see any mention in comments about going to a zoo so I was wondering. Even though there was a comment saying Jon refused to watch, I find it hard to believe. I would think he and Ellen would be home watching it to see what is going on with his children.

Warmth of the Sun said...

Tami said,

"Even though there was a comment saying Jon refused to watch, I find it hard to believe. I would think he and Ellen would be home watching it to see what is going on with his children."

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I don't find it hard to believe at all. He's obviously really upset with the filming. I remember when a photo from the Big Apple episode was posted on another site in early September, showing Joel with a lollipop, and Ellen commented something like "awww Joel! I never watch the show so this is the only pics or clips I see."

Can't See Sheep said...

Didn't watch, but I really don't like what I'm hearing. The incident with the ring, very inappropriate, reminds me very much of how my aunt's second husband proposed to her. No I'm not saying Steve proposed to Kate, I don't know why it was done but the possibilities I've read so far all sound plausible to me. It also makes me think a potential pull for more ratings by getting people to wonder if there is or isn't something between Kate & Steve. The bunch of them will do pretty much anything for a buck. Yes, it could very well be too little too late, it doesn't mean these creeps won't try.

I hope the ratings show that no one is interested in what may be going on with Kate & the bodyguard & that the G8 get off the TV.

Also how did the boat ride go for them, so far i haven't heard anything about vomiting. this was before the boat ride previously shown. Yes, I know people don't necessarily get sea sick every time they go out. Unfortunately all this does is make me wonder if they remembered the medication on this trip & just happened to forget it on the last one for more drama.

Mom pspeaks whale said...

Well put blackisthenewblack.Who does Kate think she is yelling at the captain to stop the boat just because she said so?

sillyrabbit said...

I caught the last few minutes of the Gosselins in Alaska episode last night. It was absolutely ridiculous and beyond obnoxious the way Kate was screaming on the boat. Here's an idea. Instead of Kate standing BEHIND your children SCREAMING like a tweeny school girl at the sight of Justin Beiber, how about stooping down to your children's eye level and embracing/enjoying the whale watching moment TOGETHER. UGH! That over the top screaming was just pathetic. Additionally, the children were equally oboxious during the couch 'confessionals' with their baby like mannerisms and overly hyper behavior. IMO, the tups have long surpassed their cute 'baby stage' and are now simply annoying and obnoxious.

SafetyTrain said...

Are you sure it was Steve's?

They had another security man with them, it was the Africian American....

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The person who gave the ring to Collin was off camera but had a New Zealand accent. When Kate received the ring she mentioned Steve by name as she was joking about it - I don't remember her exact words. Then she put it on.

She's come undone said...

Actually, during the interview one of the boys said it was Steve's ring. I remember back when I was wondering about Jon and relationships. Turned out to be true. I now have that same feeling about Kate and Steve. I don't understand Steve's wife at all. Unless she is biting her tongue right now and socking away the big bucks for after the divorce.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

When ratings are plummeting even further, and TLC wants to air the Corn Maze show, Kate's "team" will put-out the Kate/Steve Love affair newsflash....the ring-thing was a clue! Yep, it will be announced, with Gina Neild being "in" on the whole thing. A farce, yes, but its all about money.

Nana said...

I guess the kids don't know the story of Balto? It was also made into a movie and they could have tied in their visit to NYC with a trip to the Balto statue in the park. Anyway, first time I watched in a long time. My impressions: 1)I was so happy to so the joy in the kids' eyes when they were playing with the dogs. Even if they are "working" I was glad they were so happy for once. 2)Why are Kate's breasts so exposed all of a sudden? 3)She needs to stop screaming like a teenaged girl 4)Hannah moving toward Kate when the Levi boy(too cute) was around. She was giving him daggers and cutting off Kate's access to him and than could be heard in the background chastising "MOM" when Kate talked about him. Also, interesting how the bunch of them just stared at him without speaking as if they were sizing him up. Sad they don't get to interact with other kids obviously.

bonehead said...

I also find it not hard to believe that Jon did not watch. I did not watch and so did a lot of others and we are not having Kate withdrawal. Put yourselves in Jon seat. You only see your kids at visitation time, and when that sorry excuse of a mother says you can see them. Why torture ones self. But I do hope someone else in Jon's camp is watching and taking notice, on how the kids act/treated(for future court). Kate is slipping slowly. She does not even remember what she has said in recent past or over the last 8 years, yet this stuff is on tape/DVD, her sheeples are the same way, they seem to have blinders on or a bag over their heads. Perhaps Eric Roberts was a little out of line, callin her an abuser, we know different. And yes the sheeple are having field day with this. The children action on the couch was reflecting Kate.(saw the Youtube, that was more than enough) I do have to say that the Duggars younger children around the same age do have manners and don't act like a couple of goofy out of control children. Kate is the blame for this, since she is in control, has main custody. I don't think Jon teaches them to be that way, perhaps that's why Kate said that about the kids not wanting to stay at Jon's place, cause Jon does not let them get away with anything, that Kate does(fighting, hitting, whining etc). Each household has different rules, when 2 parents are divorced, which will confuse young children, instead of working with Jon, Kate has put up a hate barrier. Goofy woman. JMO

cdnmsmom said...

I'm not a watcher and haven't been for years.
I do remember 'teaching' moments that Kate missed out on with the kids only because she's not wired to educate these little ones. She's not very bright and has NO CLUE on how to raise kids. None whatsoever.

One particular instance I remember was when they were on their first skiing trip. Kate was packing and Mady was upset 'cause she'd had such a miserable time. Instead of using this opportunity to have a heart to heart with her daughter, she just said 'next time you can stay home'....of course, Mady had a melt down.

I was so angry at her lack of compassion that I turned the show off. My last viewing of the family was 'gumgate'...again, Kate's lack of compassion and understanding at it's best.

It saddens me that she doesn't grab these wonderful moments to teach her kids; that she doesn't correct their incorrect language; that she doesn't stop the hitting. She's a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE MOTHER. Those kids deserve better.

Over The Rainbow said...

Sad they don't get to interact with other kids obviously.

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I don't understand this. All eight of them are in school full time. They interact with other kids nine hours a day (bus time included), five days a week.

Nana said...

Just because the kids are on the bus and in classrooms with other kids does not mean they interact with them on a social basis, they are just in a room/bus with them.

I had a friend who kept her first son away from neighborhood kids and kids in his pre-school when they were not in class.Very controlling. When he went to K in a public school, the teacher was concerned because he did not know how to interact with the other kids.Same kids he rode the bus with and sat in class with all day.

Did you see how they all looked at poor Levi?

K8STFU said...

Were K8 + kids alone on the whale watching vessel ? Almost every post includes a comment about K8's obnoxious screaming and general behavior.

If I were a paying passenger on that trip, I would have been po'd to say the least.

Canadian whale watcher said...

I couldn't believe it when Kate said that this was the first time bubble fishing by whales had been seen in Alaska. There is absolutely no way that this is true. It is a very common behaviour by these whales. I do agree that they were very lucky to have had the chance to see it, but do not believe for a second that it has never been seen in Alaska before. She's just not that special. A relative of mine saw whales bubble fishing off the coast of BC a month or 2 ago which is just south of Alaska.

I'm not surprised that nobody got seasick this time. They stayed close to shore where the water is calmer. Being able to focus on land also makes a huge difference. When you are out in open ocean miles from land with nothing to focus on, it can be much much worse.

Hippie Chick said...

K8STFU...I agree! If I were a passenger, & I had this screaming banshee on the boat, I would have flipped out. Has she no respect for others?? Oh wait...

gosselins gone? said...

Kate and Steve's clothes have been "matchy-matchy" for a very long time now. One of the clues that they are a couple, as this seems to be an important thing for Kate. She has always made sure her family had matching clothing.

The ring incident was also very telling.

Living it up in Alaska (and glad Ms. Gosselin is gone!) said...

Ok. So, I watched what I could and was so disgusted with it I could have thrown something at the tv.

First of all, the comment about Alaska not have any place to eat or grocery stores....PLEASE!!! She was not in remote Alaska. She was in a well populated area close to Anchorage. To get to Willow from Anchorage, she passed 2 large towns with several grocery stores, Walmarts, Targets, and fast food places as well as nice, more upscale dining options. The town she went to after seeing the dogs has a famous place to eat that was featured on Man vs Food. I know she said she had nothing and had to buy it all(paper towels, plates, cutlery) at a convenience store but why was some of the packaging marked Great Value which is Walmart's off brand? She certainly didn't buy it at the convenience store!!! To me, it was an attempt to make her look like mother of the year because she could feed her kids in a pinch, but to me, that was poor planning.
Anchorage is a very large town and the surrounding areas are growing in vast proportions. We have an Air Force and Army Base here bringing in thousands of people a year and have all the modern conveniences she has in Pennsylvania except Party City!
Secondly, where was the footage of the zoo? And they were filmed in downtown Anchorage so where was that footage? The zoo is small but it hosts animals that have been rehabilitated. What learning experience!

And after the gold mining whatever that was supposed to be...they showed a resort in Girdwood called Alyeska. Beautiful and beyond amazing and they choose to show footage of her pretending to care if to men are hurt? I am sure they stayed there (quite expensive) so why didn't they show them eating in the restaurant at the top of the hill? I swear TlC likes to make her look so stupid!!

I can not begin to go into the whole whale watching scene because that was painful. Had I been on the boat, I would have asked Major Marine Tours(very reputable company) for a refund. Seward is a delightful town and I hate they ruined it for the guests during that week.

And...the glacier tour! Steve is her handler and sent on those excursions to keep her in line. He may be getting some nooky on the side but he is there to make sure she doesn't go off the deep end and I almost wonder if he acts as the bodyguard for those kids to protect them from her. It was not necessary to have 2 bodyguards with her in Alaska. As I have stated before, people with all kinds of celebrity are here and do not need someone protecting them. I have never seen Sarah Palin walk around with an entourage or the captains from the Deadliest Catch (who by the way are more celebrity here than Ms. Gosselin ever thought of being!)

I am so fighting mad. Alaska is beautiful and there are so many wonderful things to do here and she goes on camera stating she knew what the Iditarod was and watched it on tv as a kid but didn't know gold didn't come in huge nuggets. It was beneath her to put on boots to "be like an Alaska" and take her heels off to enjoy a beautiful plane ride.

And someone stated their concern about the dogs and their treatment. I too was appalled at their thrown together looking houses. I will say this, if they are training for the Iditarod, the have to be used to the extreme cold (like 50 below zero for long periods of time), they have to train to not eat for long periods and pull a heavy sled behind them through some pretty rough terrain. The dogs have to be healthy, well taken care of, and properly trained before the officials will let them start the race so you can be somewhat confident they are well cared for.

wildflowers said...

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...
When ratings are plummeting even further, and TLC wants to air the Corn Maze show, Kate's "team" will put-out the Kate/Steve Love affair newsflash....the ring-thing was a clue! Yep, it will be announced, with Gina Neild being "in" on the whole thing. A farce, yes, but its all about money.

Even in jest, I dont know what would possess a MARRIED man to take off his wedding ring and use it for the purpose of a 'joke'; not to mention Kate thinking it was hilarious to put the ring of a MARRIED man on HER finger. I know many a women, myself included, who dislike the thought of their hubby having to remove their wedding ring for work related safety reasons and would most surely be quite offended if my husband removed his wedding ring as a form of a JOKE to instigate a response from another woman. Perhaps Steve's intent was ONLY a joke, but considering all the tabloid and media hoopla surrounding 'when will Kate remove her wedding ring' and 'is he or isnt he wearing his wedding ring', the JOKE was in extremely poor taste, even more so if it was an 'inside' joke.

Kit said...

Were K8 + kids alone on the whale watching vessel?

Don't know because I won't watch, but based on the last few years, of course they were. Do you think Kate would take a trip with *ordinary* people "gawking" at her and possibly getting in HER way? She DESERVES her [mine, all mine] own boat because she is KATE, you know, and she had 8, count 'em, 8 kids. Bleah...

StoryLady said...

It's really sad to see the behavioral issues we all feared manifesting so soon. It seems they are actually being encouraged; they aren't just collateral damage
from having Kate for a mother and being on TV for as long as you can remember.
From what I hear, they are being encouraged, either overtly or covertly, to behave like much younger children so the audience will think they are 'cute'.
No, Kate and TLC. The audience will think they are pathetic.

Brummygirl said...

Can't See Sheep said:

The bunch of them will do pretty much anything for a buck.
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That just about sums up everything about this show and the people associated with it.

Sharla said...

Viewership: 1.331 million. No other info at this time.

Tami said...

It's not fair to other passengers that she was allowed to ruin it. But furthermore, I am shocked there has not been a story out from some disgruntled bystander. Surey they couldn't get everyone who just wanted to ride the boat to sign confidentiality agreements.

Sweet Baby James said...

But furthermore, I am shocked there has not been a story out from some disgruntled bystander.

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I'm not shocked. It's called the power of TLC. Your average Joe on a whale-watching boat isn't going to come out and libel TLC's golden girl and her kids. TLC has money and power, and what bystander wants to risk the wrath (and lawsuit) from TLC?

K8STFU said...

Thanks for the info everyone. It really seems like K8 is spiraling outta control and taking her kids with her.

As for the companies who continue to sponsor this show or participate otherwise in any way - shame, shame, shame. Their marketing folks have to know about the controversy surrounding K8 and the kids, but decide the almighty buck is more important. Absolutely disgusting.

As for the scene with Steve and his/someone else's gold ring, even if it was meant in jest, it just sounds completely inappropriate. We have long known that K8 doesn't have any filters when it comes to what she says and does, it's just unbelievable that Steve the bodyguard/boyfriend/pro purse holder is the seemingly just as obtuse and insensitive.

Brummygirl said...

Viewership: 1.331 million. No other info at this time.
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Not down as much I would have hoped, but at least it is going in the right direction. I do not believe all these are Kate followers.

Tami said...

But furthermore, I am shocked there has not been a story out from some disgruntled bystander.

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I'm not shocked. It's called the power of TLC. Your average Joe on a whale-watching boat isn't going to come out and libel TLC's golden girl and her kids. TLC has money and power, and what bystander wants to risk the wrath (and lawsuit) from TLC?

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Libel her? How is reporting the truth of what went on with her screeching and carrying on libel?

boo said...

I don't think people who encounter her and are afraid of TLC. I just don't think most people care enough to go to the trouble of reporting their experiences. Think about it. If you saw some D-Lister act like a fool on your vacation would you take the time and trouble to report it to the media?

Sweet Baby James said...

Libel her? How is reporting the truth of what went on with her screeching and carrying on libel?

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Apparently you've never been at mercy of such an entity and have no idea what a litigious society we've become. If the powers-that-be thought that they were being damaged in any way, they'd have attorneys find a way to prove it. It's naive to think that they wouldn't do just that. Why do you think that so few people have come out and spoken against her? Why are we not hearing from former co-workers, school friends, etc. It would be ridiculous to think that they've all signed CAs. Don't you think that if they wouldn't be afraid of getting into an entanglement with TLC that they'd happily sell their stories to the tabs for the highest bidder?

dustilies said...

Thanks so much for the great local insights, Living it up in Alaska (11/09 2:05 pm).

What you noticed about the Walmart brands appearing amongst the stuff KG supposedly bought at a convenience store is just mind-boggling. I thought I was pretty cynical about reality tv, but obviously I'm not enough (though I'm getting there!).

So TLC producers created a storyline about the G8 being stranded in the rough and tumble suburbs of Anchorage with nowhere to eat? And then planted stuff at a convenience store so Can-do Kate could "make" lunch for her kids?

I wonder what it is like for the kids to watch the finished show, which is so obviously a lie. I mean, they must have seen the restaurants they passed, then they hear Mom saying there was no place to eat. So, Mom lies, Mom encourages them to lie about the most everyday things (even lunch is a family secret???). Gee, what are the odds these kids will end up either incredibly insecure or supremely manipulative?

Please, Jon, fight harder to get the show off the air!

Not a fan said...

Those rating are especially dismal. I think the show it pretty much over at this point. I don't think Twisted Kate will ever air.
Kate always have BM as her "biggest" fan. Lol!

turkeytime said...

Tami said...
But furthermore, I am shocked there has not been a story out from some disgruntled bystander.

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I'm not shocked. It's called the power of TLC. Your average Joe on a whale-watching boat isn't going to come out and libel TLC's golden girl and her kids. TLC has money and power, and what bystander wants to risk the wrath (and lawsuit) from TLC?

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Libel her? How is reporting the truth of what went on with her screeching and carrying on libel?


I didnt watch so I dont know how many other people were on the whale watching boat with Kate + 8 + the TLC film crew. IMO, there is the possibility that the boat was specifically 'hired' for TLC/Kate + 8 ONLY and the various individuals that appeared on the boat could have been family members of the TLC/Gosselin hired hands and crew, therefore subject to the signing of a confidentially agreement.

Protect8 said...

My experience with producing a documentary (in CA) is that everyone who is filmed had to sign a release form. I'm guessing that all release forms used for a TCL show, particularly Kate's would include an agreement to not write or speak about what they witnessed.

Kate's rudeness to individuals who are experts in an area being filmed, i.e. the driver of the dog sled or the individual who was piloting the whale sight seeing boat is amazing. To scream at the boat pilot, "Stop! Stop!" as if she knows more than the expert about finding a pod of whales to view, is actually hilarious. And I loved that the kids were laughing and having a blast on the dog sled until Kate had to change it up - strap them all in according to how she wanted - and then the kids looked miserable.

The Gosselin children are like the sword carriers in an opera - the characters who just quielty in the background while the Diva sings.

Tami said...

Apparently you've never been at mercy of such an entity and have no idea what a litigious society we've become. If the powers-that-be thought that they were being damaged in any way, they'd have attorneys find a way to prove it. It's naive to think that they wouldn't do just that. Why do you think that so few people have come out and spoken against her? Why are we not hearing from former co-workers, school friends, etc. It would be ridiculous to think that they've all signed CAs. Don't you think that if they wouldn't be afraid of getting into an entanglement with TLC that they'd happily sell their stories to the tabs for the highest bidder?
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Well it's funny Werny Gal has not been sued for talking about her pumpkin patch. Jodi and Kate's brother were not sued for talking about her. The proof of how she acted is right there on tv for all to see--so it's definitely not a lie. They could share their insider information, like how other passengers felt when they had to listen to her scream and spoil their whale watching trip.

Vanessa said...

It's TWO tups that were EXPELLED not just suspended. They even had monitors with them at all times and THAT didn't solve/curb the hitting. There is some serious stuff going on. How bad could those two have been behaving that they had monitors? That they've been expelled from kindergarten?
Yes, the all knowing self-proclaimed Supermom of EIGHT has done wonders raising well behaved, well adjusted kids. Remember her saying "I just ask myself, are they fed, are they clothed, do they have a roof over their heads, and are they loved?(paraphrasing) YES? Then I'm doing my job."

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

"PeaceFM" is reporting Collin & Alexis have both been expelled from school..cussing, bullying. hitting, name-calling...hmmm. I wonder where they learn that behavior...HAHA!

Kate, you are SO DONE!
Good-bye!

Tell Me It Isn't True! said...

Have two tups really been expelled from school???

This is horrifying.

And the next thought is that Kart might be their home-school teacher???? Oh gawd, how much more abuse can these kids take?

Personally, I think the kids come off as little brats in the show, but then I blame the "mother" for that. One cannot even say she has "raised" them - she just "uses" them.

(I use the term "mother" loosely - from a strictly biological point of view, she is their 'mother')

How in the world has chid protective services not gotten involved?

How has the court not mandated weekly therapy sessions for these kids?

How in the world had TLC allowed this to continue? They know, of course they know, of how the kids are acting out.

Someone said, somewhere, that photostaff and folks in Alaska had to separate Kart from Mady when Kart went after her. Mady pushes her "mom's" buttons - I simply am horrified if the story is true that folks up there made some kind of deal that no one would report the incident. I wonder if that's why Purseboy took Kart away for two days up there - to cool her down.

Such a sad, sad, sad story. It seems, and disclaimer here - I am not a mental health professional - but it seems so clear that Kart has "some kind of issues"...... and she has now modeled that for her kids to see and copy at school.

I am so sad for those kids who had such a wonderful chance, and it turned out so wrong.

I keep thinking of Becky Dilly and the Six-Pack - they turned out SO WELL AND SO NORMAL. It can be done.

Just not by the Gosselins, I guess.

Protect8 said...

If it is true that two of the sextuplets were suspended or expelled well.... that is just really, really sad. At a private school such as the one they are attending, a great effort would have been made to show the children how to correct and adjust their bad, bullyish behavior. Learning how to behave via their school rules might have been their one hope for being able to eventually enter society as a non-reality show "brat."

Very noticeable in the Alaska episode was how the sextuplets all seem about two years behind in development and speech. Their inability to carry on a conversation using normal speech and appropriate physical/facial reaction might be due to being told to act silly for the camera but even when they are unaware the camera is on them, they speak on the level of an average four to five year old.

Without school being in charge of them, over Kate, they really don't have a chance.

Jane in California said...

I had not heard the story of an alleged incident up in Alaska where Kate had to be physically separated from Mady -- as in, she was physically handling her and/or yelling at her in such a way that it was like a brawl and she (the mom) had to be removed from her own young daughter?

I have long felt that Kate cannot control her behavior, but I have also hoped that it did not extend to physical abuse. I hoped her intrinsic laziness would actually be a silver lining, in that she would rather just push the kids away onto someone else than deal with them, so that would lessen the chances for a physical altercation.

Again, don't know if this is just a rumor or if something like this really happened. If so, then I guess I'd agree that purse boy should be around 24/7 to act as Kate's minder, take her attention off the kids, steer her in another direction when her explosive anger comes to the surface, heck, hand her drinks all night til she falls down drunk - just keep her away from the kids!

Pony said...

Say it isn't so said: "How in the world has chid protective services not gotten involved?

How has the court not mandated weekly therapy sessions for these kids?"

Re: CPS - they only get involved if a credible report is made by someone, a teacher, a neighbor, a family member. And then there has to be physical evidence of either neglect or abuse. Being a lousy role model, even being emotionally abusive, isn't going to get CPS involved. A kid has to have bruises, broken bones, burns, etc. to get CPS involved.

As for court-mandated therapy - no proof it was ever ordered, and I'd be surprised, given the pro-Kate judge, if it ever did.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

And the next thought is that Kart might be their home-school teacher???? Oh gawd, how much more abuse can these kids take?

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Mandatory school enrollment in PA is age eight. These kids are not legally bound to be in school or home-taught until then.

Momof2 said...

This is in response to Pony...
there does NOT have to be physical evidence of abuse. I know this first hand.

StoryLady said...

So, two of the children have been expelled from kindergarten, and it's only the middle of November!
I am just heartsick.
We all feared a day like this was coming, but it is still shocking. Add to that the reports of Kate's physical abuse of Mady, which to be fair, so far seems pretty sketchy; and the miserable ratings for the Alaska episode, and God only knows what will happen next. But it won't be good.

No Pain No Gain said...

If Steve is there to handle Khate he is the one that should have stepped in and said stop. I shudder to think that Khate may have made her pose for that picture immediately afterwards where she looks so shaken and obviously distraught. I am not feeling good for those kids right now. Finally, it is like someone opened the flood gates. More and more people are coming out with first-hand knowledge of what goes on inside the gates. I am thinking it is far, far worse than we ever imagined.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Being a lousy role model, even being emotionally abusive, isn't going to get CPS involved.

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That's not true in PA. According to the state code, child abuse is:

Serious mental injury—A psychological condition, as diagnosed by a physician or licensed psychologist, including the refusal of appropriate treatment, that does one or more of the following:

(i) Renders a child chronically and severely anxious, agitated, depressed, socially withdrawn, psychotic or in reasonable fear that the child’s life or safety is threatened.

(ii) Seriously interferes with a child’s ability to accomplish age-appropriate developmental and social tasks.

Pennsylvania's definition of abuse and neglect is found in Pennsylvania Code section 3409.4.

"Child abuse" includes acts and failures to act that result in physical, EMOTIONAL or sexual injury to the child. Abuse includes acts or failures to act that put the child at risk of physical or EMOTIONAL injury or of sexual abuse or exploitation

In PA, it is the CYS (Children and Youth Services) not CPS.

Harvest Moon said...

"Yes, the all knowing self-proclaimed Supermom of EIGHT has done wonders raising well behaved, well adjusted kids."


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Don't forget, though, they have a large house on 20+ acres, expensive toys, material possessions coming out their ears, trips, and who knows what. I guess all the "culturing" in the world, and all the cross-country trips and summer vacations in $8,000 beach houses didn't give them what they really needed...love, security and nurturing at home.

Kia Ora said...

The children have been "showing off" for some time now. We have seen it progress from annoying, to damn right "shut that kid up, and do some parent control" It sure looks like someone is coaxing them to carry on like two year olds. Just their behavior on the sofa, makes you wonder what the hell they on?

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