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181 comments:

So TIred said...

So why was one of STEVE's (the bodyguard) kids over being photographed in MineAllMine's yard on TG day no less? Velllly intellesting... (where was Gina, didn't see her arriving in the car like last year's visit now did we)..
Just break the "news' re. your torrid affair and get it over with b/c the sooner you do, the SOONER these 15 minutes of yours (seems way longer) will be DONE!
Gag SO sick of all that is this woman. She is TEFLON, thru and thru! It's truly become too much for me to endure anymore. The saying "only the good die young" reminds me of K8 somehow; like "only the MEAN get ahead !" Cuz that is what it seems has gone on with MEAN, fake, cruel, narcissistic K8 Gosselin. And NO I am NOT "jellus!" Just tired, very tired of it all.

TheCoversDontLie said...

Good news Everyone! While at the store today, I could not help but notice a stand with 9 magazines displayed, much like a tic-tac-toe grid, at the checkout. FOUR of the covers pictured Kate Middleton, and/or Kate M. and Prince W. The others were of...not sure. The important thing to note was: NOT ONE of them had Kate G. on them ANYWHERE! Halleuaia! I snickered as I waited to check out . (tee hee) Hello "New Kate" GOODBYE "OLD Kate!" !

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

Exactly. Where was Gina. If Kate wanted to kill the rumours about her and Steve, she would have Gina there out in the yard with the ATM's. Just give it time people. Steve will tire of the grifting skank and see she is a high maintenance princess with 8 ball and chains. Anyone who has ever entered a marriage with a blended family knows this is a tough gig. To try and raise someone else's kids is a nightmare. Especially if you don't do what the queen bee wants. Steve looks like the kind of guy who will tell her to go f**k herself if she dares challenge him when he wants to discipline her little money makers. Two big heads butting. Not exactly a marriage made in heaven.

Former ORD employee said...

Having worked for an airline myself. I can believe anything pertaining to quieting kids and folks who are afraid when those planes are pulled back from the gate. White knuckle fear: it is a loss of control. Fear of crashing, lots of things. So pills/alcohol, whatever it takes.

Didn't that hag, who is on radaronline in her underwear,say she was afraid of heights? Well, I bet she is afraid to fly also. The two generally go together.Different to go up in a hot air balloon and then down on the ground after 20 min. But a plane door closing and a 5 hr flt over the grand canyon and the plane feels like it is going to brake in half with turbulence. Yeah, she pops pills and drinks, can't smoke on the plane.Ever fly with 8 kids who have no control? How about 2? How about 1 crying baby, everyone hates you.

As for where Kate's money is? TLC may provide the expense acct for the trips, but you have to realize that Kate has an entourage of publicists, mgrs, accts, agents & lawyers, both entertainment and civil attys, plus the nannies, the babysitters, the cook, the cleaners, the dry cleaners, food, tuition and the mortgage. Those people all get a % of her money.Family Law lawyer makes a bundle though. That is why Kate was doing her own coping.Plus gas for the mega van, transportation back and forth to LA. I doubt ET is paying for her trans. She cannot be making too many demands with them.Lots of people would take that job without getting paid.

I did check out the you tube site with K & J & ugly moments. She had no fingernails in those days.she hit Jon a lot.

Even though she has a contract with TLC, don't ya think that if she doesn't get the ratings that they can dump her? I do and they can pull the expense acct too. It is not as if she can't be replaced. Sister Wives is doing pretty good and there are tons of reality shows out there waiting to "go on"

Yeah, I believe she is in over her head with everything: kids, school,trying to stay in show business, keeping her lies straight, money,her looks, etc.

What does fascinate me? That she knows how disliked/hated she is and she still keeps showing up on TV, photographed for Thanksgiving/running around doing errands today in her underwear, all with Chris the photographer, I assume. Plus she drives that gas guzzling van when the kids aren't in it. I think her thinking is screwy plus I think she does have a man in her life, whether it is Steve or some smuck, it has to be someone who gives her orders. She would never get a man with her personality.some $$ guy in hollywood who would use her and throw her away, wait and see.

oh one last thing, on you tube, they show the kids potty training out in the drive way, all of the boys. Who allowed all of this? It is a pedaphila's holiday. The kids will never live that down, that is sadder than anything else what they did to those kids for $$.

Hope everyone had a good Holiday. Now on to the Custody Hearing, hope Jon gets something good for those kids.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Update 11/27:

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One "aye" vote for Indiana, one for Utah; and one for California

Come on! We're waiting for Wyoming, North Dakota, Maine, and Missouri!

The posts, along with your votes, have been fun to read -- your reasons for not wanting her bring chuckles and giggles...

If you were missed on the list, please call in! International voters welcome, too.

last2cu said...

Notice how Kate has her hand so casually on top of Steve's hand? Kate would have ran half naked and without shoes in NYC before she would have had her hand on her husband, Jon's, hand that same way..Oh, wait, she already did that !

http://perezhilton.com/2010-11-17-kate-gosselin-repacks-her-kids-lunches-if-they-dont-finish-them-at-school

dustilies said...

Just to add to the list of locales that do not want KG as resident, or even visitor. Having just returned from Hogsmeade, I can tell you that special enchantments are in place to keep away the demented, as well as the Dementors.

Seriously, what does KG let the kids read? Surely not Harry Potter, as those marvelous books are about children learning they have special gifts, and KG can't have that. Also there are lots of big words, so KG couldn't read them aloud. And the books show complex emotions between characters, who forge relationships and loyalties over years, so KG couldn't explain why anybody does anything.

Boarding school for the G8 is sounding better and better. I mean, after their mom, how bad could Snape or Dolores Umbridge be?

2badsosad said...

It is more than obvious that Kate set her kids up for extreme disappointment and the potential for future emotional/behavioral issues when she publicly made the promise that 'mommy and daddy would be together forever' ( ie vow renewal episode). Now Kate promising that Kate + 8 and the filming of her children for the purpose of reality tv will NEVER come to end because if said were to happen the children would be very angry and disappointed. Like the marriage, at some point, the filming of the children will come to and end. Unfortunately, Kate is setting her children up for another round of emotional and behaviorial issues by claiming promises that are not only unrealistic but completely self serving!

sourpatchbaby said...

Wanted to add that no one in my family wants that witch. Family is in:
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Spain
Switzerland
Japan

KiSSy said...

What's this about kate in her underwear on radar on line?

so sick of her said...

I saw the pics too. The pics are gross & discusting and an insult to Native Americans(most of the articles I've read, the comments from others think she is insulting to NA). Kate was right about one thing, she said on tuesday: she is in an alternate universe, from the rest of US. I did say , she is way too confident, she is up to something. And her helping out at some meal, shame on her, she does not even care about her own kids. I still have this feeling she is going to get her way at court. She looked way too happy in that pic from yesterday. And she is being way too nice. I for one will not be watching sunday. I hope the show TANKS.

Brummygirl said...

@ dusties:
I too was there tonight. I must say I missed Hogwarts. Harry looks so mature now.
I don't think Kate would get the concept of these movies never mind read them to the kids.

Captain of the Titanic said...

I've been wondering just exactly WHY Kate seems so angry at Jon, if as everyone supposes it was she that kicked him out.

Just dawned on me that if she and/or TLC had this story arc planned where there would be an eventual reunion between the two of them, his refusal to play along would make her far madder than the fact that he had several girlfriends after the split.
She was plenty upset with him when he didn't want to continue filming and this would fall right into that same category.

By the way, I was looking at some old photos from July 2009 where the kids were playing with PlayDoh and she was sitting outside with them. There are a couple of shots of one of the little girls sitting on the front steps that clearly a crotch shot -- what mother allows photos to be taken of her kids and does nothing to review them to ensure they are appropriate? I'm pretty sure this set of photos was sanctioned because of the viewpoint. Good lord! Disgusting.

Iroquois said...

I am Native American (I am not an "indian").

Kate's latest display in parading those children in "indian garb" is both uneducated and disgusting.

She is now a racist, which is another nail in her "coffin".

Donadagohvi, Kate.

could this be the end? said...

Was taking a quick peek at the headlines on a magazine in the checkout today...can't remember which one...anyhoo, the one where Amber from Teen Mom is giving up her baby and in the bottom right corner it has a picture of Kate and the caption who is missing from the TLC line up?

Could it be true? Has TLC FINALLY pulled the plug?

same as always said...

This thing about Kate sitting around and letting everybody else do the work is nothing new. I'm thinking of the comments made about being on a flight and having hired workers care for the kids and keeping her away from other passengers as if she was The Queen.

In the earlier years of their reality show, Jon did the real work of washing and dressing kids. He had a job but would still get up ahead of Kate and even fix her coffee. I'd look at it and scratch my head, thinking "well, I guess she does do laundry, although other people fold it, and she seems to cook, but then she's also got a lot of quiet time because she makes those kids take such long naps." Then, Jon would be home from work and he'd take over again. In the yard scenes, she didn't really do anything but sit around in a white chair. She hired a housekeeper, had babysitters, and this was before the McMansion. She struck me as lazy...sort of like, "here, I had the babies, I did my part, somebody else take it over." What we see is never the whole story, but it sure leaves a negative impression.

Can't See Sheep said...

Former ORD employee said...
As for where Kate's money is? TLC may provide the expense acct for the trips, but you have to realize that Kate has an entourage of publicists, mgrs, accts, agents & lawyers, both entertainment and civil attys, plus the nannies, the babysitters, the cook, the cleaners, the dry cleaners, food, tuition and the mortgage.
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Excellent post!

Many grifters, con artists, whatever you wish to call them, are chasing after money much of their life because it slides through their fingers like water. They are people who make money under questionable circumstances & then spend it by living far beyond their means. Before they know it the cash is gone & they have to look for another con job.

That's what I see kate doing now & moving out to California will only bleed her money away that much quicker. She may very well have some stashed now, but that will change quickly out there. She is not going to get the house she wants anywhere near LA for a million dollars & well, kate will insist on living in the area she believes she belongs in, I've heard several mentions of Malibu, I'd love to see the look on her face when she sees what a million will buy her there.

Can't See Sheep said...

from the previous thread

I respect flight attendants said.
This is what I wrestle with, though. Considering who Kate is, and what's coming out about her, taking TV away from her entirely would no doubt make her more of a monster and God help the kids at home. Why can't her PR people tell her, if they're going to keep trying to put her in TV, to hawk herself and quit name-dropping the kids. Lose the "Perfect Mom" crap. Lose the "Mom" facade altogether. I know, I know...she has nothing else to offer (that was fake, as is everything else about her)...but try to find SOMETHING to make her shut up about kids she cares less about than herself.
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This too bothers me a great deal, if the cameras stay or go, the children lose. I do not trust that shrew with them & yes I believe she will be much worse once the cameras are gone. In her mind she will find a way to blame it on certain children & they will constantly feel her wrath.

If they could keep her on shows until the kids could get the heck out, that'd be great & I do mean just her.

Actually I don't think the mom thing is all she can do, I think she'll also got the trashy, home-wrecking whore thing down pretty good, although she may not want to portray that one unless they offer her really big bucks, then she would in a heartbeat. She could have more books published by Zondervan, 10 easy steps to look like a tart & channelling your inner trollop.

readerlady said...

I agree that Khate's dressing up the kids in NA garb for no apparent reason is racist, disgusting and offensive (and I'm 1/4 Shawnee, so, like Iroquois, I'm entitled to take offense).

I read the comments that supposedly come from a flight attendant, and I agree that it sounds like pure Khate. We saw it on the deep sea fishing trip. She KNOWS those kids are prone to motion sickness, but she couldn't be bothered to bring a change of clothing. She also did the same thing when the kids were younger. She'd come out without a change of clothing for them, then complain and scream and whine when, like a normal toddler, they'd mess up their outfits. When the kids were sick, it was everyone else taking care of them, not Khate. She mostly stood around, talked to the camera, wrung her hands, and complained about the mess. I don't have any problems believing in the veracity of the post.

MomIAm said...

same as always said...
In the earlier years of their reality show, Jon did the real work of washing and dressing kids. He had a job but would still get up ahead of Kate and even fix her coffee. I'd look at it and scratch my head, thinking "well, I guess she does do laundry, although other people fold it, and she seems to cook, but then she's also got a lot of quiet time because she makes those kids take such long naps." Then, Jon would be home from work and he'd take over again.

Amazing isn't it Jon always seemed busy taking care of the kids or the house, yet that aspect of the show has largely been ignored by the media. I only saw a few episodes and never understood how she could whine at him for not helping with the kids or not doing things right, while he was busy doing work around the house.

K8STFU said...

She is now a racist.....
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Hi Iroqois -

As much as I detest K8, I don't think she is racist , she's just ignorant trash.

Did you ever see the "Jon Cooks Korean" epi ? K8 was in fine form combining all Asian countries into one, including all the lame stereotypes. Same as the latest pics of the kids in "Indian" garb -pure ignorance.

K8 doesn't hate other races, she only hates her children.

Pattypanda said...

Kate on the Today Show again. Why? They let her get away w/o any real questions. Go to the Today Show FB page - mostly negative comments.

Minka's Tail said...

As of yesterday (11/27) I checked the "what's on" guide and Kate + 8 Goblins episode was off. It was replaced by an episode of Sarah Palin. I hope this is correct (you never know with the what's on guide).

The show is almost bearable if it is presented as a travelogue, as they obviously tried to do with the Alaska show. But an episode about expelled kids with behavioral problems fighting in a party store? And that visit to the corn maze that we now know was a sham? This episode should never see the light of day. I have a feeling the what's on was wrong, though.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Berks Has Shoes, I think I posted too late on the other thread, but Texas will take one for the team and take kate. Yes we carry guns. I have two. Anyway, she will get an extra special Texas welcome and then an extra big helping of Texas Justice! Yes, Texas will take her!

Kia Ora said...

Don't send her to New Zealand. We love the people and the country just the way it is thank you. There is no way she would fit in any way.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

THANK YOU Alice James-Rodgers from MetroWNY.com: 11/26/2010

Kate Gosselin is to blame for the pressure her kids are feeling.

All of this, without a doubt is Kate Gosselin's fault. She has whored herself and her kids out to TV producers so she could make a buck. She didn't care about anything or anyone but herself. If she did she never would have exposed her children to reality TV.

Her kids are probably going to be permanently scarred in one way or other by this for a very long time. Their whole lives so far have been played out for the entire world to see. The show played a big role in their parents divorcing and has basically ruined their lives. It may not be all that bad if they could have made out financially but it appears, from all reports, that their mother has selfishly spent most of the money that her children made for her on herself.

If her children end up having problems throughout their lives because of their involvement in Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin has no one to blame but herself.

KateDoesntOwnAMirror said...

Would someone please call Stacy and Clinton on Kate? She is in desperate need of a fashion intervention. Obviously, she has taken out all mirrors from her house, because that is the only explanation for being seen in public like she was. The short coat over the long sweater looks ridiculous. Any sweater worn with leggings absolutely needs to be long enough to cover the crotch. There are some things in this world that need never be seen. The sweater appears to be black, so gray leggings would look okay, if you had the body to pull it off. She doesn't. But, to pair this fashion atrocity with brown boots is just another strike. And I haven't seen a square, elevated
heel on a boot in any current fashion mag.

And, oh that hair, what a nasty, matted bale of straw. The long jaw clip holding that mess in place is really circa 1990s.

I'm sure every real Hollywood star goes out to run errands without paying much attention to what they look like. What makes Kate such a joke is that she intentionally puts an outfit like this together, and is delusional enough to think she looks good.

Hippie Chick said...

Oh, cocky Kate. When she replied that her show would keep going on ET, that was just too cocky for words. Um, who wants to keep watching Kate? Your ratings are in the toilet. Your children seem to want this to stupid show to end. I just cannot believe how unbelievably arrogant, brash, egotistical and presumptuous she was. I am hoping no one watches tonight. We all know what happened during filming. It was a farce. These kids deserve their lives back. If nobody watches, they have a shot at their freedom. TLC may cancel. Here's hoping!

Can someone please explain to me what this hearing is about. Is it a custody hearing? Is it to get the kids off TV? Thank you in advance. :)

barnaby said...

I don't wish to offend anyone, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the airplane story - especially the mac and cheese part.

One of the things I learned working in the legal profession is beware of too many details in a statement.

Did it sound like something we want to hear about her behavior? Yeah, but .............

Leigh Ann said...

She KNOWS those kids are prone to motion sickness, but she couldn't be bothered to bring a change of clothing. She also did the same thing when the kids were younger. She'd come out without a change of clothing for them, then complain and scream and whine when, like a normal toddler, they'd mess up their outfits.
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On the Alaska episode at the beginning they were were at the gate waiting and complaining of being bored. I noticed not one of those kids had a backpack and I didn't see any piled around. No wonder they were bored. Kate used to pack them all a backpack, I wonder why she didn't this time? I grew up flying a lot (lived in Asia, spent summers in the states) and we always had backpacks with toys, books, games, a box of Nilla Wafers (single-serve snacks hadn't been invented yet) and a change of clothes. It's just common sense.

stupidisasstupiddoes said...

Pattypanda said...
Kate on the Today Show again. Why? They let her get away w/o any real questions. Go to the Today Show FB page - mostly negative comments.


What? Now Kate is going to exploit her children's behavorial issues as the means to get some self promoting media air time? If her children's behaviorial issues are a 'private matter' then why the necessity to publicy JUSTIFY the reasons the children are acting out? If Kate feels she is parentally doing all she can to serve the best interests of her children during their post divorce turmoil, then why the need to publicly defend herself? Why not keep her energy and concentration where it is best served, IN THE PRIVACY of THE KONPOUND away from the cameras and media spotlight!

PotofStew said...

PotofStew: Been looking over all the comments around the site and was surprised that I haven't come across anyone talking about what Kate said when asked by Mary Hart about any future romances. Kate said that there has been someone already hanging around but wasn't too detailed about it. The only person we see her with the most if Steve but then again maybe it's Chris!

Tights! said...

Just broke down and went to ROL. She wouldn't have looked THAT bad if she had - appropriately - just worn some sortof sweater or top to COVER HER CROTCH. Seeing those "tights" like that reminded me of a girl I knew in grade school. She showed up at Catechism one evening in a shirt and a pair of tights. No pants or skirt. When we asked about it, she told us that she hadn't gotten ready on time so her mother made her get in the car and go to catechism anyway, in what she had on at the time. Hence the weird outfit.
THis was a 10 y/o kid. K8 (presumably) is a grown woman. She should know better. EIther she doesn't , and the white trash label is fitting after all, OR: she KNOWS and doesn't give a flip. Equally, perhaps even more, disturbing.

Barbra said...

Hey, Can't see sheep, don't you think you're being a tad bit harsh on 'tarts and trollops'? But I do agree with your assessment.

Her 'taste' in attire definitely leaves MORE than a tad bit to be desired. As I've said, my almost 9 yr old granddaughter knows leggings are not pants, you cover your crotch in tights or leggings and the same top that covers the bottom should ALSO cover the top! Someone one of her devotees questioned someone having the nerve to call 'little size 6 kate' big, we're referring to her MID SECTION which is about the size of the MIDWEST! Very unattractive and odd body shape on that broad!

K8STFU said...

I don't wish to offend anyone, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the airplane story ..

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Ditto for me. It wouldn't surprise me in the least that Queenie didn't tend to the kids on the plane but when's the last time you saw buttered toast on a flight?
Hmmmmmmm.............

Jane in CA said...

Re the pics on ROL of Kate "running errands" while in grey leggings -- first thing I noticed is that she looks so happy when she doesn't have the kids at home.

Second, I like the boots. Much better than her usual stiletto heels.

Third, that outfit would have been pretty good if only she'd worn a longer sweater-dress, say down to at least just above her knees. But a long sweater top with grey leggings looks and is inappropriate. However, we've long known that Kate doesn't have any taste and it often shows in her clothing choices.

Finally, I think that Kate is most proud of her legs and her bolt on breasts, and since it was too cold even for Kate to show off her ta-ta's, she could not resist showing off her legs, hence the too short top over her leggings.

Closer to 40 than 30 said...

KateDoesn'tOwnAMirror: "I'm sure every real Hollywood star goes out to run errands without paying much attention to what they look like. What makes Kate such a joke is that she intentionally puts an outfit like this together, and is delusional enough to think she looks good."
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My impression is that she's trying to speak and dress and act like someone much younger, as if she's trying to compete with the 20somethings on TV or in mags. She's not successful in pulling it off. You'd think her PR staff would intervene and make recommendations, but apparently not.

airline story seems right on said...

K8STFU said...
I don't wish to offend anyone, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the airplane story ..

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Ditto for me. It wouldn't surprise me in the least that Queenie didn't tend to the kids on the plane but when's the last time you saw buttered toast on a flight?
Hmmmmmmm.............

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I haven't flown in awhile. Never have been in first or business class. I know they don't serve food in coach anymore, but don't the elites in those other classes get food, with choices even? Just curious.

the examples we set said...

K8STFU said...
She is now a racist.....
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Hi Iroqois -

As much as I detest K8, I don't think she is racist , she's just ignorant trash.

Did you ever see the "Jon Cooks Korean" epi ? K8 was in fine form combining all Asian countries into one, including all the lame stereotypes. Same as the latest pics of the kids in "Indian" garb -pure ignorance.

K8 doesn't hate other races, she only hates her children.
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I'm an older gal who has fond memories of learning about the Pilgrims and Native Americans at Thanksgiving and all that stuff when I was a little kid in the early 1960s. Things were different back then. I've got Choctaw and Cherokee in my background, but I guess nobody thought it was wrong in those times to draw pictures of "Indians" with feathers on their head, eating at a table with pilgrim ladies in bonnets and a bounty of food at table. What's significant about Kate and this costuming of the kids at home for the holiday (weird in itself) is that we're no longer in 1960; this is 50 years later and we've learned a lot about what's offensive and what isn't in terms of stereotypes. At least everybody has but Kate Gosselin, who can't seem to get anything right.

Ravello said...

Past and possible future resident of Wyoming votes no. My husband's first job out of college was in Wyoming and if we win the lottery we are moving to Jackson Hole, the most beautiful spot on earth.

The saddest Thanksgiving news is Chris observing Alexis throwing punches at Joel. Kate insists the 2 expelled kids will be back at the old school in no time. Yea right.

she's still keeping us guessing said...

Marie France, from the previous discussion: "IMO, she is NOT broke at all! She has a big TLC expense account and most things are charged to them. She is a con artist attempting to play us all. I think she has a substantial portion of money stashed away for her private use should she ever need it. And I do not believe that this stash will ever be used for the kids.
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Her finances come up because she cries “poor” from time to time and it’s not credible because there’s been too much published about guestimated earnings from the reality show and her other “gigs.”

An entourage, publicist, limos, etc. all cost a lot of money. But Jon and Kate were becoming experts at getting many things for free and it seems plausible her contracts include perks we probably can’t imagine and, who knows, with each year’s renewal of the TLC reality show(s), she could probably dictate exactly what she wanted. We would probably be surprised with the details of her TLC contract and what they buy or pay her for. Yes, they might "own" her but I bet she gets ALOT for it...maybe we'd be floored how very little she pays for out of her own pocket. When she (and the kids) are not working, the family doesn't really go anywhere or do anything on their own, right? So, true, she has the expenses of a large family and a large home but look at the guestimates which have been out there about her income over the past…what…five years now, six years? She'd still be able to afford nannies and private school on that type of “dough” (and does she pay it, or does somebody else…hello, contract?). Where I live, the private schools usually give a deal if you have more than one kid enrolled, too.

If they really own that house, remember that she didn't have to shell out much to furnish it, plus she got in her remodels and solar panels, appliances, etc., all as part of the show. She might have spent a wad of money on her physical enhancements (again, her money…or somebody else's?) but it wouldn't be enough to drain her overall finances. Hasn't it been thrown around that she also still gets some food or drink (juice) for free (on behalf of the children)?

Seems like she should be sitting pretty. Yes, I'm with you, Marie. I don't buy yet another pity-me story from Kate Gosselin.

She could be wanting to move because she's bored living out in the country and wants to be some place where there's more action for a single person (entertainment, other singles, high life). If she has illusions of further “celebrity” and “work,” she may think she needs to be near the jobs (L.A.). I’m guessing she likes the glam life. Maybe she's always been bright lights, big city. And we've been so duped, we couldn't see it. But one thing is probably for sure...without TLC, she probably WILL be in deep doodoo...but I don't think for a minute it means that she has an empty bank account.

readerlady said...

@Minka's Tail

After I read your post, I did some checking. My cable system's online listings have a couple of episodes of Palin's show and "Sister Wives" this evening. Ditto for the local paper's listings. However, TV Guide's online listings show "Kate + 8 as airing at 10 PM EST. So . . . I don't know what to think. I do know that I'm not going to be watching. I'll probably be watching the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie on CBS, or else reading a book.

I flew cross-country (from Ohio) last summer and was served food on the flight (and I wasn't in Business or First Class). I was allergic to something in the meal that was served, so the flight attendants went out of their way to scrounge up something for me. So I can believe that there was toast available, and also macachee.

Shame Shame said...

I would imagine that the flight attendants have a pantry stocked for themselves - much like a break room at a normal job. I totally believe the story, because it is pretty much what would be expected. Khate sleeps and leaves others to take care of the kids just like the vomit fest episode only she wasn't sleeping then just watching, as in "is he still pukin?". Or it could be someone else in close proximity reporting that and covering themselves by claiming to be an attendant.

Leigh Ann said...

Comcast's TV guide (the one on the TV) has the Halloween special on at 10 (Eastern) tonight, after three hours of Sarah Palin. I'm thinking pushing it back to 10 is not a good sign.
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but I guess nobody thought it was wrong in those times to draw pictures of "Indians" with feathers on their head, eating at a table with pilgrim ladies in bonnets and a bounty of food at table. What's significant about Kate and this costuming of the kids at home for the holiday (weird in itself) is that we're no longer in 1960;
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My daughter's in third grade and in kindergarten they had a little program in each class followed by corn muffins and cookies as I recall and dressed up as either pilgrims or Indians. She wanted to be an Indian princess (all the girls do) and was disappointed to be a pilgrim. But she got over it. I wonder if the kids costumes are from a school program. I can't think of any other reason to have one. We only saw a couple of the kids, maybe the pilgrims were inside.

Cordelia said...

Who in their right mind dresses up in costume for Thanksgiving? Halloween was almost a month ago. I think it's time to let it go, Kate. Did they even do the normal Thanksgiving stuff, like dinner with family and friends? Just kidding. I know Khate doesn't have any family or friends left to invite.

So when will they play the Thanksgiving episode? Christmas? And then the Christmas episode can play on Valentine's Day? Lame.

Leigh Ann said...

Her finances come up because she cries “poor” from time to time and it’s not credible because there’s been too much published about guestimated earnings from the reality show and her other “gigs.”
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And not only that, when she took the kids school shopping, she bought how many pairs of shoes for herself like it was no big deal? While Mady was teasing her about all the shoes she already owned. And Kate, herself, said "I have this pair and this pair and this pair". If she is having money problems cutting back on her shoe-shopping would probably take care of it.

Wet T-Shirt Contest said...

I don't wish to offend anyone, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the airplane story - especially the mac and cheese part.

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The wet tee shirt part did it for me. Who washes out a shirt and puts it back on a child when it's wet? You either check for an extra shirt that might be a bag, or you put a jacket or sweater or something else on the child, even if you have to give the child a blanket or towel to wrap around himself. You DO NOT put a wet shirt on a child and then say that the child didn't fuss about it. Can you imagine sitting on a plane wearing a soggy wet shirt? I don't think so!

maggy said...

I hate to defend Kate...but I have family members whose children dressed up as Indians for Thanksgiving. I also have another friend whose family dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims for Thanksgiving. So...people do dress up and I don't think it has much to do with racism.

Also, in my kids school the kids dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims, although not as elaborate as those mentioned up above.

NoK8inNH said...

I hate to say it, but a lot of high school girls actually do where leggings as pants. K8 probably thinks they make her look younger...

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Update 11/28:

PA
Delaware
Massachusetts
Ohio
Illinois
Wisconsin
Arizona
California
Hawaii
New Hampshire
Indiana
New Jersey
Kentucky
Michigan
Louisiana
Georgia
Kentucky
Kansas
Minnesota
New York
Iowa
Oregon
South Dakota
Tennessee
Florida
North Carolina
Idaho
Arkansas
Virginia
Maryland
Colorado
Washington
Oklahoma
Texas
Vermont
Montana
Nebraska
West Virginia
Rhode Island
Alabama
Alaska
New Mexico
Connecticut
Nevada
South Carolina
Mississippi
Wyoming

Washington DC
Our friends in Canada (Quebec voted)
Australia
United Kingdom
Mars
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Spain
Switzerland
Japan

One "aye" vote for Indiana, one for Utah; one for California; one for Texas

Come on! We're waiting for North Dakota, Maine, and Missouri! If you don't vote, you'll get her by default! Let's see - North Dakota, Dakota means "friend," so that's out. Missouri is the Show Me state, so she might do very well there. She loves to show off "the girls;" and Maine is a possibility because its motto is Dirigo ("I direct"), and she definitely does like to be in control!

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The posts, along with your votes, have been fun to read -- your reasons for not wanting her bring chuckles and giggles...

If you were missed on the list, please call in! International voters welcome.

Barbra said...

Is kate so dense she doesn't realize she is a day late and a dollar short of being able to make it in Hollywood? You don't START out in the business at almost 36 years old looking closer to 50 with no talent when you are competing against 20 somethings who have been in the business since they were kids (and NO, your kids cannot get into it, they don't have the looks or maturity to handle it). And she certainly can't compete against the actors her own age and even those approaching 50 as they all have her hands down (hell, even tied behind their backs) on looks and capability. And then there's the issue of personality...not sure if it's just that she has none or that hers is so bad, can't get a handle on the problem there. And in case it appears like I have a problem with her, I DO! She is an absolutely obnoxious, ridiculously ridiculous, horrendously horrible, disgusting, tactless, tasteless abomination. (for the sheeples, that means I don't like her and can find NO redeeming features about her)

Kia Ora said...

Berks has shoes @ 7.39am on 28th post, NZ was a no. Cheers Mate!

Stay Away! said...

Please add Bermuda!! This islands way too small for her fat head!!

too bad, so sad said...

@ Berks Has Shoes...
I checked the posts on 11/19-11/26 and I noticed that Waitress' in Jo's coffee shack said... Maine would not allow a child abuser to move to their state-she meant Kate...So please add Maine to the list.

StoryLady said...

As far as the airplane story is concerned, I believe the food part. My kids and I were flying first class once (we usually flew coach), and they gave us menus with what they would be serving for dinner.
One of my kids got all teary and said, "This food is too fancy for me."
The flight attendant heard, and said, "Then maybe you guys would like spaghetti for dinner and ice cream sundaes for dessert instead?"
We were also flying coach once, and a young girl had an extreme hypoglycemic reaction.
On a plane that was supposed to have no food, you would be surprised by what appeared for that young woman!
The wet shirts, on the other hand . . .I don't know. Those blankets are so scratchy, I sure wouldn't want one of those against my bare skin. I don't know what else they could do.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Berks Has Shoes: your list made me chuckle. When I got to "Mars" on the list, I had to LOL!

Thanks for tracking the width, depth, and breadth of our desire to keep Kate Gosselin as far away as humanly possible from all of us.

I agree that each state's rationale are as valid as they are funny - thanks to all for some really good laughs!

SoCalRosie said...

I live in L.A. area and the time slot between Sarah Palin and Sister Wives says "To be Announced". So if I stay tuned to see what it is I will be counted in the rating? I don't think so!

jonandkatewho? said...

I watched a clip of this nasty shrew's interview on ET or whatever show it was with the Hart chick. I think somebody wrote she was or is going to be on the Today show, but I can't fathom why they'd want her.

As I watched her, especially her eyes, I just saw pure evil and lies as she began to speak. The woman never tells the truth, it's all spin. I hate her. I really do. Saying emphatically that Kate + 8 isn't ending anytime soon, she made me ill inside. When she said it would destroy her kids to not film that show, or whatever piece of tripe lie came out of that ugly downturned mouth, I saw the corners almost lift into an almost smile as if she were saying it evilly, knowing that the show IS WHAT is destroying her kids. I hope that makes sense. There was just something very evil and very wrong with that interview. This is one sick broad.

She did not bring back one dog to help those kids, she did it to try to mend her broken down image. She never does what is right for the kids or the dogs or anybody but herself. I find it beyond strange and just more of the whole Kate craziness that the dog is brought back at all. Poor animal.

Poor kids. Their own mother, who is supposed to protect them, refuses to give up or admit that her famewhoring is harming her children. Beast.

The kids, regrettably, have been turned into little hams, acting much like Kate. Many will no doubt find it horribly annoying and not watchable. People will also criticize the kids because they aren't cute babies anymore and so are considered fair game since they are now "acting" so much for the cameras. Many people I have talked to say that those kids will be terrible human beings when they grow up, even though I like to hope they still have a chance for that to not happen. I find them very annoying myself, and plain as can be, but I care what happens to them. As I would with any ordinary children, I hope someday their lives will be free of all the mess and drama that comes with being "mothered" (pimped out) by Kate Gosselin.

KiSSy said...

I'm watching Sarah Palin's Alaska right now and am just blown away by the difference in these 2 very high profile moms. Sarah demonstrates a love of her family, even her extended family. An appreciation of the natural beauty around her. She doesn't mind getting dirty, throwing her hat in the ring and not complaining when things get tough.

And then we have Kate. Who trashes her ex, her kids, and is taken with disposable friendships. She's takes and never gives, uses and abuses. Then she promotes herself as a heroine and champion of all moms and expects us to believe that she does it all by herself.

Politics aside, Sarah certainly does have more of a "real mom" appeal than Kate ever did. I can't help but think what the G8 could have learned from the Palin family: love, respect, a strong work ethic and to be content.

Sam said...

I believe I can speak for my ancestry country of China and birth city of Hong Kong, NO!
China has a 1 child per family rule and unless she's a farmer, 2 is still the limit. Kate and Jon and their doctor will have their asses hauled off to labor camp for breaking this rule. And the sheeple there only worship teen idols and real entertainment personalities. Someone like Kart will get ripped up on the internet and in the newspapers. Hong Kong is a tiny island, not big enough to fit her ego. We've blocked TLC off my cable box earlier this year, nothing from the crap channel is allowed in our house.

K8STFU said...

Regarding the airline story and toast : I wasn't trying to say it was impossible to have toast on an airplane , just that it sounded rather odd. I wouldn't be surprised if the story were true, but this story also didn't really reveal anything that most of us didn't already know. I have flown both coach and business class and toast has never been one of my options, not to say it's never an option on other flights.


the examples we set : your comments are right on. Things now are completely different than a generation or two ago. Being innocently uneducated is one thing, being obnoxiously ignorant is another.

hannah said...

Why does Kate need the big house when Jon is staying with all 8 in an apartment.


I bet the kids love going to Jon`s. even if its tight space.

I feel bad for Jon he cant say or do anything without the people saying he broke some rule.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Update 11/28:

PA
Delaware
Massachusetts
Ohio
Illinois
Wisconsin
Arizona
California
Hawaii
New Hampshire
Indiana
New Jersey
Kentucky
Michigan
Louisiana
Georgia
Kentucky
Kansas
Minnesota
New York
Iowa
Oregon
South Dakota
Tennessee
Florida
North Carolina
Idaho
Arkansas
Virginia
Maryland
Colorado
Washington
Oklahoma
Texas
Vermont
Montana
Nebraska
West Virginia
Rhode Island
Alabama
Alaska
New Mexico
Connecticut
Nevada
South Carolina
Mississippi
Wyoming
Maine

Washington DC
Our friends in Canada (Quebec voted)
Australia
United Kingdom
Mars
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Spain
Switzerland
Japan
New Zealand
Bermuda
China
Hong Kong

One "aye" vote for Indiana, one for Utah; one for California; one for Texas

Come on! We're waiting for North Dakota and Missouri! Only TWO more!

+++++++++

The posts, along with your votes, have been fun to read -- your reasons for not wanting her bring chuckles and giggles...

If you were missed on the list, please call in! International voters welcome.

Anonymous said...

I have only seen this show twice. Tonight I am in a hotel room watching it and I am awestruck by HOW FRIGGIN' BAD it is. In the costume store, Kate has no one to talk to so they show forced conversation with other customers or with the camera. When the dog that she sent away (one of the two) comes back, she's on camera talking about her securing her place as mother of the year and how it touched her that every single one of the kids said thank you mommy. Honestly I cannot believe this woman was ever a draw in the first place. Bad TV fronted by a woman with the talent of a soup spoon. Shallow.

Cordelia said...

I have to say: I used to find Sarah Palin one of the most annoying people ever...but TLC did her a big favor airing the Gosselins right before her show tonight. Compared to Khate, she looks pretty well, un-annoying. She actually appreciates the beautiful state she lives in and seems to actually enjoy her children too. Still find her voice irksome, but not half as bad as Kate's.

Former Ord/TWA employee said...

There is so much about air travel that many know nothing about. They have amazing kitchens which include just about every modern appliance.
Most air carriers are prepared for children:bread/toast/peanut butter/jelly, etc.Just not advertised. Plus, you have to fly a good carrier.

Toast can be made in the Galley in some of the finest kitchens you will ever see. They have ovens, microwaves, expresso makers, etc.
Did you ever wonder where those flight attend go when they take an elevator down to the area below the psgr cabin?

Today, most folks want to fly the the most inexpensive way possible and you may be lucky to get those peanuts. First class travelers and I'll bet when Ms. G signed that new contract without Jon, insisted on First Class Travel or Private Plane travel. No doubt, she is up there in first class, drinking the finest wine or champagne and her children, if flying, than whatever she requests in the food category for her children is preboarded. She dines in the finest restaurants, finest hotel accommodations,Limos etc.

Hope that this answer some questions about toast on a plane.

It would also make you grit your teeth if you knew the witch was also probably handed a hot steaming towel before she prepares to eat her meal in First Class. It does me. But $$$$ buys. Not for long I don't think though.

Not a doubt in my mind. Also, if she does not want to be spoken to in the first person, HER REP is the person the Flt Att speaks to.

Money buys special treatment, bet on that.

Airlines try very hard to accommodate children. It is a bit different when a child is sick(and especially if the child is unaccompanied) and needs a piece of toast and some ginger ale for a sour stomach. So the flt attd assists the child. Then you have grown men & women behind that child "screaming why can't we have toast and ginger ale" and unfortunately, that does happen. So nothing is advertised other than what you were told you bought with the tkt.

Miranda said...

I think the airplane story sounds perfectly believable. What's so hard to believe about an airline having bread and butter on board?

Also, who hasn't been in a situation where you had no choice but to rinse out an article of clothing and then put it back on without drying it? You just roll it up in a towel and stomp on it until most of the water is gone and it's just damp.

The Flu is Here said...

Saw the show tonight,sorry, couldn't resist and I have the flu, so forgive me.

Yes, the tups have rage issues. As Collin said, when the dog came back, "we step on his tail" and then Kate kept a hold of his arm during a lot of the filming beside talking to him about being good and doing nice things. I do think this little boy has more than anger issues. Something tells me he is in big trouble. Yes, Alexis is still screaming.

One of the twins is very sad, she is the taller one. Very sad, wouldn't be photographed very often and would not dress up for halloween. Maybe her mother in a low cut She devil in spike heels really helped her feel worse. I dunno.

It is a sad show, although at the time of filming, Kate knew about the SWTS and ET shows as she seemed happier. I dunno.Or her lover was around.

My person opinion is that all 8 of those children have problems, including being spoiled terribly, especially the 6 tups. I do know that children who are born with silver spoons in their mouths, do generally have major issues in life when the $$ goes away because that is all they get from their mother is $$$ and what it can buy. Extreme purchases for the dog, for decorating the basement, then costumes. The show was about spending $$$. The size of the shopping carts for 1 dog was kind of extreme, don't you think?

Carrin said...

Closer To 40 than 30 said...(snip)

My impression is that she's trying to speak and dress and act like someone much younger, as if she's trying to compete with the 20somethings on TV or in mags. She's not successful in pulling it off. You'd think her PR staff would intervene and make recommendations, but apparently not.

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Her PR staff knows she dresses and behaves inappropriately.

But then, if she dressed and behaved appropriately, where would they all be?

Frugal Kate? said...

She never looked at the prices of ANYTHING in the store - not the costumes, not the decorations, just pointed and said she'd take that one, that one, that one.
Who does this? Halloween decorations are expensive! No "normal" mom throws out money like that to decorate a basement for Halloween. Wasn't this the day before Halloween - so the decorations were up for a day? All of that money being spent. It's sickening. I wish someone at Party City would spill the beans as to the cost of this shopping trip. Did she have coupons?

I remember the camping episode at the old house, and someone figured out the cost of the items. It was something like $3,000, and Jon said a home camp-out was an inexpensive way to have fun. $3,000 for a one-night campout? Of course, if TLC footed the bill...

The Stomping Game said...

"Also, who hasn't been in a situation where you had no choice but to rinse out an article of clothing and then put it back on without drying it? You just roll it up in a towel and stomp on it until most of the water is gone and it's just damp."

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I haven't. Never. I don't do a towel and stomping thing and I don't know any mothers who do. I think ahead. I pack extra clothing in a bag and keep it in the car for the kids.

Putting on a wet piece of clothing that has beem stomped between a towel, even if it's damp, is disgusting.

I bet if you asked a hundred flight attendants if they've ever stomped on wet clothing in the back of a plane, all of them would look at you like you weren't playing with a full deck.

Up, Up And Away said...

No doubt, she is up there in first class, drinking the finest wine or champagne and her children, if flying, than whatever she requests in the food category for her children is preboarded.

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She flies first class. The kids fly coach.

fidosmommy said...

You don't have to "stomp" it, even if that was suggested by the poster. You can squeeze most of the water out by pressing the towel
on a flat surface. I do it all the time with a few of my wardrobe items and they dry fairly quickly that way. They would dry even faster if you put them on and let the body heat warm them up. All major airlines have blankets to wrap up in to make it warmer for the kids. The last time I flew, the blanket was very warm and very
soft so I was surprised to read somewhere that they were scratchy.

SisterScandinavia said...

You missed my yes from Sweden!

And in Sweden things like income tax and yearly income are public record. We wouldn't need to speculate...

Ripley's Believe it or not said...

Clarify the wet tee shirts on the flight. Children vomited, shirts taken off, stains and food rinsed off and then the TLC personnel put the "matching shirts" back on. They were damp, not soaking wet and that was the instructions.

No towels were used but blankets were placed around the children while they ate and relaxed with a special movie that was put on specifically for the children that the flight attendants carry with them for sad, crying children who are unaccompanied, etc. By the time the plane arrived, the shirts were dry, the children were settled down, bellies full and no medical asst was called.

This is the problem with telling you about the personal things that go on when interacting with the G family. Constant disputing.

Bizarre? Of course, yet when you are told about behavior it is hard to believe.

This is why you will not hear from clerks in stores that Kate shops, etc. The people do not want to lose their jobs.

I'm retired. Saw some wonderfully famous people drink their way from coast to coast and continent to continent and argue with their spouses. Some made the press, but we generally protected them, as we wanted their continued business.

Miranda said...

The Stomping Game said...

"Also, who hasn't been in a situation where you had no choice but to rinse out an article of clothing and then put it back on without drying it? You just roll it up in a towel and stomp on it until most of the water is gone and it's just damp."

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I haven't. Never. I don't do a towel and stomping thing and I don't know any mothers who do. I think ahead. I pack extra clothing in a bag and keep it in the car for the kids.

Putting on a wet piece of clothing that has beem stomped between a towel, even if it's damp, is disgusting.

I bet if you asked a hundred flight attendants if they've ever stomped on wet clothing in the back of a plane, all of them would look at you like you weren't playing with a full deck.

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I grew up without a clothes dryer or a lot of other luxuries, so we learned to make do with what we had. "Necessity is the mother of invention"

TV doesn't lie said...

I love this thread, honestly. So good to vent, isn't it? The Mods do a good job.

This updated custody hearing, will Jon get more time with the kids? I don't think he can get full custody, can he in PA? I mean you have to commit murder to lose your kids there.

Can't stand having her on TV, know that her day on TV is over. She is a joke to me, except for the poor children, and I cannot believe/imagine that she is going to stay on TV, of course while she is, she doesn't abuse the kids.

Too sad, isn't it? Discussing Collin on her show tonight? I felt bad for him. I cannot believe she know what love is.

when she lets Jon back in that house to help those children,, then I will believe she loves her children. They are a sad bunch

Dog Mistreatment NOT ACCEPTABLE said...

The Flu Is Here: "Yes, the tups have rage issues. As Collin said, when the dog came back, 'we step on his tail' and then Kate kept a hold of his arm during a lot of the filming beside talking to him about being good and doing nice things."
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This is unacceptable. It cannot be condoned. That poor, poor, beautiful dog. They jerk him back to that godforsaken property, we have no idea how he's being taken care of, eight kids and he doesn't know which one is going to step on his tail...this is just horrible. A fine, noble German Shepherd is going to be the one that gets booted or euthanized as soon as he finally has had enough and has to stick up for himself in all that chaos. It won't be his fault, but he'll get the blame. The dog does not deserve to be in a state of agitation and bewilderment.

What a messed-up bunch of people. Just don't mess up the dog. Give the poor dog back (again). Back and forth, back and forth...not a good life for the dog!

can't she be gone with the wind? said...

You know, you could take a tour around the world, hide out in a cave for the year...disappear for awhile...and you'd come back, and nothing would ever change about the Gosselins.

What happens if you're around a person who never changes, doesn't improve, keeps making mistakes, continues to relapse into bad behavior, etc.? Even the most tolerant person will eventually give up trying to deal with somebody like that (remember when Rhett Butler finally says to Scarlet that he just doesn't give a damn anymore; he'd had enough).

I haven't watched Kate's shows, blogged about her or anything for a really long time. Back on DWTS, when she was one of the (ahem) "stars," I'd flip the channel when her turn came around after I'd seen the first few nights of the season's run.

But the news of the kids getting expelled from school got my blood boiling again. TLC's not on my channel line-up by choice, but when I read a recap like Anonymous', "When the dog that she sent away (one of the two) comes back, she's on camera talking about her securing her place as mother of the year and how it touched her that every single one of the kids said thank you mommy..." I am solidly struck again (and again, and again) how Kate Gosselin will ALWAYS make any situation about HER. When HASN'T she used the children to showcase herself? This debacle of bringing a dog back into the household is supposed to be about how good it is for the kids, yet the on-camera speech apparently becomes centered around the wonder of SuperMomQueenKate and her eight little subjects who come to kiss her ring, bow their heads and sing her praises. It puts the kids in a submissive and meek light. I think it's demeaning.

I hate it when somebody's being used. It's sinister. Kate uses those kids for her own gain. That's about the 1-millionth time that's been stated, by many people. I can't believe what she gets away with, right in our faces. The solution is to give her no attention but, man, somebody's got to monitor her behavior. Why, though, does it have to be us?

I think I answered my own question as I typed it, because viewer/reader comment definitely was beneficial in the call to help children caught against their will in reality TV programming...that they benefit from child actor regulations.

So, she brings on the watchdogs.

Never changes.

And gets paid for it.

This is when all's NOT right with the world.

Missouri said...

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Come on! We're waiting for North Dakota and Missouri! Only TWO more!

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Nay for Missouri!

I know it's the Show-Me State, but not that kind of show.

Can't See Sheep said...

LOL Barbra!!!

The Flu is Here said...
Yes, the tups have rage issues. As Collin said, when the dog came back, "we step on his tail" and then Kate kept a hold of his arm during a lot of the filming beside talking to him about being good and doing nice things.
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Oh come on, they're abusing the dog already again?! I can remember when they hit them with plastic bats. They really have to be taught how to treat dogs or else that dog will get fed up & bite them. Of course k8 will blame the dog. They are 6 years old & it's time they were taught or this will end up badly & I'd really hate to see a dog put down or sent to a pound because it was defending itself or just got fed up with the abuse. It's an animal it will defend itself on the way it's instincts tell it to.

k8 bringing the dog back is such typical N. behavior. She has the kids thanking her for bringing back the dogs when the dog's shouldn't have had to leave in the first place if they'd had a competent owner. N's do this, they will take things away, make you feel like it's your fault & then have you thank them for being so generous & grateful when they return it to you. They will do it with toys, pets, whatever is at their disposal.

I really hope this is not Shoka's breeder taking the dog & giving it back, no REAL breeder would return a dog they've raised to such a place with such a terrible, incompetient owner, especially when anyone who watches hears how they step on his tail. Sorry, the dog needs to be removed permanently, because k8 is never going to teach the kids how to behave with animals of any sort. k8 want's to look like the hero, that's the only reason the dog is there.

so sick of her said...

Oh, yeah, Kate will be on the Today show on wednesday. The day after court(that is if she shows up. Tuesday is when they kick off the next couple to on SWTS). So, I wonder if she will be in court tuesday or in LA.? Kate is being too happy, nice and confident of recent. She has a trick up her sleeve. I think Jon is gonna lose in court. I hope not, for the kids sake.

She Can't Pay Her Bills said...

Kate spent hundreds of dollars on costumes and Halloween decorations that would be put up for a few days, if that. This is the same woman who claims there's not enough money in the kids' college funds, and went on television, sniff, sniff, wiping her eyes because she had bills in her purse she couldn't pay. She had to buy chickens to save money on eggs, and couldn't buy organic milk for the kids because it was so expensive.

This whole thing is just so nauseating.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Frugal Kate?: Seriously? What happened to Coupon Katie? Remember the absolute batshit crazy rant she went on at the mansion when Jon supposedly bought a shower heads sans using a COUPON? Didn't she state, "We never buy anything in this house w/o a coupon!" and then demanded that he return the shower head?

This entire show is absoute, total b.s.

Tami said...

"Also, who hasn't been in a situation where you had no choice but to rinse out an article of clothing and then put it back on without drying it? You just roll it up in a towel and stomp on it until most of the water is gone and it's just damp."

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I definitely have now. Ewwww!

hayden said...

Frugal Kate? said: "She never looked at the prices of ANYTHING in the store - not the costumes, not the decorations, just pointed and said she'd take that one, that one, that one.
Who does this? Halloween decorations are expensive! No "normal" mom throws out money like that to decorate a basement for Halloween. Wasn't this the day before Halloween - so the decorations were up for a day? All of that money being spent. It's sickening. I wish someone at Party City would spill the beans as to the cost of this shopping trip. Did she have coupons?

I remember the camping episode at the old house, and someone figured out the cost of the items. It was something like $3,000, and Jon said a home camp-out was an inexpensive way to have fun. $3,000 for a one-night campout? Of course, if TLC footed the bill..."
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I didn't watch, but there has been other comments as well on other blogs about the overflowing shopping carts for the Halloween decorations/costumes and the dog supplies. You nailed it when you mentioned the camping episode from a few years back- TLC paid for all of it. Since Halloween and bringing the dog back was the (grasping at straws)theme of this show, I'm sure TLC foot the bill for all. I don't know if it showed Kate paying with her own wallet, even if it did, all those items would be part of production costs and TLC's responsibility. Therefore, Klassy Kate is shown filling her cart with wild abandon, not a coupon in sight. Yet when she is seen in her latest Fredrick's of Hollywood garb rolling out of Target or Giant, she has 3-4 bags in her cart. That's how much she buys when SHE'S paying.

Native Please said...

I hate to defend Kate...but I have family members whose children dressed up as Indians for Thanksgiving. I also have another friend whose family dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims for Thanksgiving. So...people do dress up and I don't think it has much to do with racism.

Also, in my kids school the kids dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims, although not as elaborate as those mentioned up above.


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No offense but term is not Indians, it's Native Americans. Saying Indians in 2010 to describe NA's is like saying negroes to describe African Americans.

HUH?!? said...

Up, Up And Away said...
No doubt, she is up there in first class, drinking the finest wine or champagne and her children, if flying, than whatever she requests in the food category for her children is preboarded.

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She flies first class. The kids fly coach.

11/28/2010 10:24 PM
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I am sorry but: Are you Effing Kidding me??!!! WOW!!!

That's all.

chickenshome2roost said...

1.Bought the airplane story up to the mac and cheese part. Maybe 20 years ago airline galleys were stocked in that manner but TODAY you're lucky to find soda and pretzels. Any meals are pre-made.

2. Not surprised the children are having issues in school. Personally saw this coming eons ago. A little early intervention would have gone a long way. Heaven forbid those tups be treated as individuals and not as a group.

wildflowers said...

She Can't Pay Her Bills said...
Kate spent hundreds of dollars on costumes and Halloween decorations that would be put up for a few days, if that. This is the same woman who claims there's not enough money in the kids' college funds, and went on television, sniff, sniff, wiping her eyes because she had bills in her purse she couldn't pay. She had to buy chickens to save money on eggs, and couldn't buy organic milk for the kids because it was so expensive.

This whole thing is just so nauseating.


Typical Kate thinking to equate quality of experience to $$$$ being spent. Mz. 'cookie baker' could have very easily spent the day with her children baking cut out Halloween sugar cookies and called it a 'memory making' TRADITION.

Vanessa said...

Bang on with the over spending! College fund my a$$. I bet she could have negotiated a deal with TLC to PAY for the kids college fund from the beginning IF this was the primary reason she signed up for this reality show in the first place. Talk about PR gold for TLC.
It's just so ridiculous how her actions are the polar opposite of what comes out of her mouth! Maybe she should sign up for one of those "get out of debt" reality shows. How can someone who professed to all the world what a great "budgeter" she was, all the while giving $ saving tips AND then have the audacity to cry poor?
I think she's manic.

Proud Grandma said...

HUH?!? said...
Up, Up And Away said...
No doubt, she is up there in first class, drinking the finest wine or champagne ............. Somehow I think you could hand K8 a glass of the cheapest wine and she would think she was drinking the finest kind. The woman has no taste or class. Just because you sit in First Class does not mean you are classy.

Yolanda said...

I can't stand Kate...but I don't think it makes sense to bash her for her Halloween over-spending. It's obvious she's not paying for the stuff; the store is probably letting her get what she wants for the publicity. Or TLC pays for it. Either way, Kate isn't paying for it, so she can't be accused of overspending.

Truthfully, if I was given a free shopping spree somewhere, I'd pile stuff in my basket too!

With all that said...she really should think about it comes across on TV.

Does anyone really think she's "poor"? Who buys into that? I don't even think the general public buys into that anymore.

Oh well and onto a new holiday said...

We'd like to think the Gosselins at Thanksgiving could be one, big, happy, extended family with all the relatives but it doesn't work out for everybody else either. My husband's got a bunch of people on his side, but some of the families got flu, others didn't want to fly, some didn't want to battle rainy weather on the road...so, it doesn't always happen that there's a big get-together and, in today's world, or any world, there's always been single parents with maybe only a small support system, or singles in general, or "only" children like me who, on my side, just don't have any family, although you'd like to think other people could be included in your Thanksgiving like neighbors and friends. (And some people forego their own celebration altogether and work at a soup kitchen. It's different for everybody and not always the standard Hallmark greeting card moment.)

Unfortunately, from what we know or guess about Kate and her bad situation, it's sort of not unexpected that she's alone at Thanksgiving with her kids, probably having banned Jon, and surrounded by her paid employees as guests. (If they're part of the "family," why not, though? My mom's at-home nurse ate with us this year and it was nice. She IS part of the family!) I'm just thinking that this strange thing of her dressing the children as Native Americans and "pilgrims" is no doubt for one of the next episodes of her TV show. If they're just now putting out a Halloween-themed show at Thanksgiving, I guess we'll see a Thanksgiving-themed one at Christmas. (We've seen before that the Gosselins celebrate a Christmas holiday so, like somebody else said here if I recall, maybe they'll put on a Christmas episode at Valentine's Day. They seem to be having trouble catching up their dates.)

Anyway, if they couldn't come up with a "traditional" family Thanksgiving Day theme (the Hallmark card moment, with family gathered near and far), they had to think of something for the show's episode, so I'm sure it will be about Kate wanting to teach her children the meaning of the holiday (GAG...gag, because it's to spotlight her and not the kids).

My two cents about "Indians" vs. "Native Americans." Sure, when I was a kid a zillion years ago and the world was less evolved and thoughtful, we'd play "Cowboys and Indians" with our guns and holsters. Nobody knew any better...but not excusing the offense. I think, however, we've long since learned that it may be more correct to refer to people of India as Indians, people of Italy as Italians, people of Mexico as Mexicans, people of Canada as Canadiens, etc. (I'm sure somebody's going to pop up and tell me I've got it wrong because it CAN be a hot button and up for argument...political correctness gets tricky...but all you have to do is put good sense and kindness in front of it, no? Isn't it more about simple identification than a label?)

If Kate was doing a Thanksgiving show with those costumes, it will be interesting to see how the costumes are described on camera and what history she's indeed teaching them about, and if it includes lessons about tolerance and goodwill. But heck, who am I to say. I can never figure her out.

Nothing I want to see! said...

You can find those photos online of Kate in the ridiculous outfit for cold weather WITHOUT clicking on the actual story about it. Contrasted with photos of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas wearing sensible long coats in brutal cold, Kate's outfit wasn't to keep her warm, it was to get her noticed. Even if those were woolen leggings and a butt-hugging woolen tunic(?), sure doesn't seem like enough to ward off being cold. I don't think her blood's probably that thick, unlike her head. I'm from the warmer west coast and even I know how to bundle up in the unusual times we get hit with cold days. When she goes out in public, she dresses with the camera in mind. (In which case, wouldn't you want to look your best? Not her!) What wonderful attribute does she think she's showing off to the "world," I wonder.

Barb said...

I have no idea whether or not the kids flew coach, but I will bet my last dollar that Kate flew first class. Considering how much contempt she has for 'ordinary' people and how she feels she is so much better than everybody else, there is no way she would fly economy class.

meme3 said...

I watched the clip of the Shoka surprise on the TLC site and it made me so sad. It doesn't make sense that the sight of happy children makes me sad right? This has happened before when I see clips of the show because I have a strong feeling that this ectastic happiness on display is only temporary and short lived. The kids are on a high when the cameras are around because mommy is on her best behavior and all these people are really nice to them and pay attention to them. Then the cameras leave and real life comes back. Their behavior is similar to children whose grandparents visit and shower them with love, except the camera crew isn't family and eventually they will never come back. I'm not saying they are being abused because there is no real evidence of that. I do believe that something is wrong however. Something is missing in their lives. That's what makes me sad.

Fruit Of The Vine said...

"Somehow I think you could hand K8 a glass of the cheapest wine and she would think she was drinking the finest kind."

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You could give her a glass of Sneaky Pete booze, tell her it's 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam, and she'd probably finish the bottle!

Tami said...

Also, who hasn't been in a situation where you had no choice but to rinse out an article of clothing and then put it back on without drying it? You just roll it up in a towel and stomp on it until most of the water is gone and it's just damp."

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I definitely have now. Ewwww!

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Now that was a bad typo. It should have said have NOT!

Tami said...

About spending for Halloween, we know TLC paid for it, but I still think if she was piling things in with no mention of that, it's tacky. She does cry poor and then people see her being a greedy hog. It's still total waste because it will probably end up in landfills. It's ridiculous excess in times when money is tight for most.

Also, the Indian/Native American comments--My 5 year old made a vest out of a paper bag and a noodle necklace and headband at school as her Native costume and a also a pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving and they did get worn. It was cute. But I think it's awful to dress up the G's and parade them in the yard for what is probably another episode; it's very exploitative and offensive. To celebrate the spirit of the holiday in one's own home is fine. WIth her, I see it as 'ooh! look at how INDIAN my kids look! how exotic and special!' because we know how she gushed over Hannah looking "Hawaiian" and how she herself wanted to be Korean. It's an attention getter for her, nothing more. She sure is not trying to honor anyone! Besides, I myself would never say Indian anymore. I don't think it's proper.

so sick of her said...

Can someone here answer 2 questions? 1. Why/what is Kate always mailing at Fed-ex? and 2. Was it very warm today to be wearing sandles?

too bad, so sad said...

I already posted that I thought that having the kids dressed as Native Americans was odd. I didn't think she was a racist, but just a crazy thing to do. Will she dress them as George Washington on Presidents' Weekend-can't wait to see. Too bad I don't watch. I have seen school made costumes-too cute. If that is what they had on I would have never bashed them, but these were actual well made costumes. Just seemed that the kids were not choosing that on their own, but dressed like that because someone made them.

One of the dogs came back. Poor thing lost that coin toss with the sister dog! I love all animals, especially pets. Not all pets are right for all families. I loved some German Shepherds my friends owned. They are not always good in homes that do not have calm, structured settings. If they needed a pet there could have been a better choice. And BTW, the owner and the dog need to be trained. The owner needs to know exactly how the dog should be handled. With a house that huge, why does the dog stay outside? Kate said the kids need to talk to the dog-why isn't he available to them 24/7?
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Hollywood Kate-it is all about image Kate, image. Take off the tights with the puff jacket. I shop at Ann Taylor too. It's just NOT that hard. Look at the website. They have put many of their clothes together to make cute outfits. Copy them, or ask the salespeople to help. They know how to put it all together for the age you are.

Image Kate, image! When your cart is overflowing at PetSmart let them film you putting some of the items in the collection box at the exit that collects food etc. for ASPCA or other animal shelters. Encourage each of your kids to select one item to put in the box and explain why. Fill your cart with Halloween decorations, then take the kids and decorate a hospital children's ward or even the lobby or an assisted living home instead of your basement.
Have yourself filmed in all the parking lots with those great pink reusable bags that support research for Breast Cancer. I noticed one young woman leaving the supermarket with her food in at least 8 of those bags and everyone noticed, and everyone thought well of her without knowing her. Seeing you with 4 or 5 plastic bags every day just doesn't do it.
Do these things for filming and before you know it you may find they bring you more happiness than the plastic surgeries and botox. If only you could learn the joy of bringing a little happiness to others.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Update 11/29:

PA
Delaware
Massachusetts
Ohio
Illinois
Wisconsin
Arizona
California
Hawaii
New Hampshire
Indiana
New Jersey
Kentucky
Michigan
Louisiana
Georgia
Kentucky
Kansas
Minnesota
New York
Iowa
Oregon
South Dakota
Tennessee
Florida
North Carolina
Idaho
Arkansas
Virginia
Maryland
Colorado
Washington
Oklahoma
Texas
Vermont
Montana
Nebraska
West Virginia
Rhode Island
Alabama
Alaska
New Mexico
Connecticut
Nevada
South Carolina
Mississippi
Wyoming
Maine
Missouri

Washington DC
Our friends in Canada (Quebec voted)
Australia
United Kingdom
Mars
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Spain
Switzerland
Japan
New Zealand
Bermuda
China
Hong Kong

One "aye" vote for Indiana, one for Utah; one for California; one for Texas

We're waiting for North Dakota! It looks like North Dakota may get her by default! I was hoping for 100 percent, but you all done good!

The posts, along with your votes, have brought chuckles. What started out as a spoof, turned out to be a great read from 49 states, as well as our friends overseas. Thank you to everyone who made your voices heard! It's been fun hearing from all of you, especially those on Mars!

Angel1 said...

Come on! We're waiting for Wyoming, North Dakota, Maine, and Missouri!


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My son and daughter in law live in North Dakota, and they said they don't want her there either. It's already cold enough without her there.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

My son and daughter in law live in North Dakota, and they said they don't want her there either. It's already cold enough without her there.

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Yes! We got them all! North Dakota was the last vote! 100 percent! We heard from all of the states, as well as from overseas and Canada! Thanks for checking in.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Was it very warm today to be wearing sandles

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NO! When I left the house around 7 a.m., it was 27 degrees! It warmed up a little bit later in the morning, probably in the high 30s. It was COLD, with frost on the ground.

Vanessa said...

Maybe the out of sequence episodes-Halloween at Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving episode whenever it airs-is to try and disprove what Jody and Kevin said about the Christmas episode? Remeber they testified that they told the kids it was Christmas morning (NOT), just for dramatic effect? Maybe Jon will give MORE examples of them lying to the kids just to get a "genuine" reaction out of them?

MayDay said...

Just heard a promo for the Today show. Kate will be on the Today Show tomorrow and tell about what is coming up for her. Like someone predicted here she goes again.

so sick of her said...

I see they are now using a new tactic: Kate the sad and lonely, no friend person. Geez, they should give it a rest. Kate wanted it that way. If you don't agree with her, you became history. I did find something one article said that: Steve is living in her basement. They insist nothing is going on. So, if he is a handle, perhaps it is just as well, perhaps Steve keeps her from freaking out on the kids. But I still would like to know why Kate is always at Fed-ex? Does she order things on the internet, like all the time? (a shopaholic?) Cause, the money will go fast.

Curious said...

So on Entertainment tonight today, there is no Katie Irene interviewing the skaters(SWTS) and the eliminated skater, Sean Young, hmmmmmmmm, did our e mails to ET work?

Nina said...

Kate lost her friends? Did she ever really have any true friends?
http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2010/11/30/has-kate-gosselin-lost-her-friends/

I never expected to be cheering for a Kardashian but it's time.
http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/kim-kardashian-beats-kate-gosselin-lady-gaga-for-most-searched-on-bing

Susan said...

Apologies if this has already been posted but, as much as I strive to be compassionate toward every living soul, this article made me laugh out loud:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/exclusive-kate-gosselin-sad-lonely-insider-says

zoey said...

i watched on Youtube the back to school episode and took note to the following things.
1. her boobs are GIGANTIC! seriously
2. she has a jelly donut around her waste though.
3. she has NO Clue how to deal with 6 kids. she should treat them as individuals - she asked them a question as a group and when they all yelled out their answers, she HOWELS at the top of her lungs then huffs and puffs at them for being loud...
4. she has wished away her childrens childhood since they were in belly. she says multipled times with pure glee that she is SO glad they are in school full time and what a relief they go to school full time and that she always dreamed of this day. on and on and on about it. not a peep of sadness that they are off.
5. im baffled why is she is muttering to the camera man " i have these shoes and these shoes and those shoes and one's almost the same as these shoes!"
GAG

BasementDweller said...

Ummm, is Gina living in Hate's basement, too?? Why does her "bodyguard" live in her basement? What a joke both of them are.

silimom said...

I love how the big news item regarding Kate is that she's all alone and has no friends except Steve, whom she's not dating but who apparently lives in her basement (um, yeah, okay - not. How far is Maryland from PA? I'm a left coaster but I think he'd be able to make it home at least a few nights a week).

How sad. I'll take my chaotic and money stressed life with my husband, five kids and family & friends over Kate's any day of the week.

Jane in California said...

*snicker* So Steve the bodyguard lives in Kate's basement. Is that code for something?? LOL.

Seriously, we know Jon ended up sleeping in the basement of their prior home, but somehow I don't see Steve-O willingly sleeping on a cot in Kate's basement.

And as someone else asked, what about Gina, what about his own child/ren? Are they basement dwellers as well?

Personally, I don't care of Kate and Steve hook up (or have been hooked up for some time). I think they deserve each other, and each will bring misery to the other over time. If he's with Kate, he's only there for the money and there's no way he'll be the same doormat Jon was. In turn, she'll make his live a living nightmare once the money starts running out, and I bet he'll take a one-way flight to New Zealand and still won't be able to get the screeching sound out of his ears.

Let's hope Gina is not a dumbbell, and has some sort of financial arrangement with her MIA hubby, whereby she and the children are well provided for. Personally, I wouldn't put up with being made a laughingstock by those two and would file for divorce if I were her.

Jane in California said...

Just a crazy thought - maybe Kate's "new man" is some guy who works at Fed Ex. That would explain her frequent trips there. Or maybe it's the kid who works at the gas station? The tanning booth?

(Just kidding of course - Kate would never accept a commoner as her new beau - she's much too special)

I also find it curious that anyone would buy Kate's "I'm so lonely" story line. Of course she has no friends or family - she drove them all away.

Wee are all shouting "The Emperor has no clothes!" A growing number of people are starting to listen.

Well What I saw Said: said...

BasementDweller said...
Ummm, is Gina living in Hate's basement, too?? Why does her "bodyguard" live in her basement? What a joke both of them are.

11/30/2010 11:10 AM
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I was messing around FB the other day and I am embarrassed to admit: I did a search for Steve Neild. To my surprise, he had a page (closed to non-friends of course). The profile pic used is of he and GINA, sitting down posed like a photographer took it. Nice pic actually. What I found VERY INTERESTING was: his current town /living here now line thingie listed READING, PENNSYLVANIA. I was astonished. It should have said Maryland, no? That is what we have been "led to believe" all these lo months and years....native of N.Z., living in MD with the WIFE and kiddies -his sons that is. So: why would he LIST his residence as Reading, PA? At that moment, even my dummkoppf registered that : he and Gina are probably split up (PLEASE let it be that SHE kicked HIM to curb!)--and old Steve-O either has "no other place to go" than K8 basement, OR: he went willingly and lives , willingly, w/K8 (disturbing thought on SO many e levels). Sad story. K8 dessimates yet ANOTHER person's/multiple person's lives she touches.

Aunt Chris said...

From the ROL article:"Even her kids have noticed that their mom is sometimes too tired to play with them when the cameras are not rolling," the source said.

And what would be different for the kids? Mom never played with them any way.

Sport said...

"The profile pic used is of he and GINA, sitting down posed like a photographer took it. Nice pic actually. What I found VERY INTERESTING was: his current town /living here now line thingie listed READING, PENNSYLVANIA"

haha - I checked it out myself. That is Barbara Streisand and James Brolin!

jackiepaper said...

Just lurking in the shadows, but North Dakota doesn't want her either please, no. The state actually has an unofficial motto which says "forty below keeps the riff raff out". That pretty much sums up Mama Gosselin.

jasmine said...

If Steve is living in Kate's basement, then good for his wife Gina for finally throwing him out. Steve should live in the dog house and the dog can live in Kate's warm finished walkout basement. The dog can let Steve in to use the bathroom or let him live in the barn with the chickens. The chickens are probably gone or are dead chewed up dog toys by now.

hayden said...

The ROL article claims "even the locals have become judgemental."

Oh boo freakin' hoo. She wanted to be anonymous and "the locals" treat her as such. Just like the non-existent "congregation" she was yapping about at the corn maze, I'm sure she's pissed that no one gives her the time of day when she's out running around in her undies. What must she be thinking? "Please recognize me so I can tell you off!"

Did she think word wouldn't get around how she treats people who deign to speak to Her Hineyness? I still wonder about that picture Chris the pap took last summer. The one that looked like Kate was yelling at a woman and her daughter in the Target parking lot. We never found out what that was about.. but yeah.... I'd say the locals have every right to be judgey.

Ha ha ha ! said...

Sport said...
"The profile pic used is of he and GINA, sitting down posed like a photographer took it. Nice pic actually. What I found VERY INTERESTING was: his current town /living here now line thingie listed READING, PENNSYLVANIA"

haha - I checked it out myself. That is Barbara Streisand and James Brolin!

11/30/2010 2:19 PM
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Is it REALLY??!!?? O my GOSH! lol lol lol I thought the ladies' nose just looked off somehow (let's face it, too big) for Gina! LOL! SOMEONE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR DONT THEY? Good one

Shoshanna said...

Kate made her husband sleep in the apt. above the garage, but Steve-O sleeps in the basement? Hmm.
I wonder if that's so she can sneak down there after
the kids go to sleep for some spooning time?

Too bad that "spooning" is something quite different when it comes to the kids. Wooden spoon, anyone?

Sheer the Sheeple said...

I'm glad the ratings were low, but now someone (TLC? Khate?) could argue that the ratings were so low because the guides in many areas were incorrect and her fans didn't know she was on.

Kia Ora said...

If the court case was on today and she's on some morning show tomorrow, we can bet our bottom dollar she'll be wallowing in self pity as usual.

Pattypanda said...

There is no comparing Kate's social skills or lack there of to the Dugger's. Jim Bob on the boat tour in Louisville, shakes the hand of the boat captain, acknowledges him and says nice to meet you. He actually lets two of the kids steer the boat. Now if that was Kate, she would never even look the man in the eye and she would be screaming that she had to be the one to drive the boat, and all commotion would revolve around her skreatching that she was going to hit other boats. It would be ear deafening. Glad I gave up Gosselins a long time ago, couldn't stand all the screaming from Kate and the kids.

Maggie said...

Well What I Said, said:
I was messing around FB the other day and I am embarrassed to admit: I did a search for Steve Neild. To my surprise, he had a page (closed to non-friends of course). The profile pic used is of he and GINA, sitting down posed like a photographer took it. Nice pic actually. What I found VERY INTERESTING was: his current town /living here now line thingie listed READING, PENNSYLVANIA.
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That is a photo of Barbara Streiand and her husband James Brolin. It is NOT Steve and GIna. My guess he thinks he looks likes James. Yeah right. Someone please contact Barbra's website or manager and inform her her image is being misused by no other than Kate Gosselin's "friend". And by the way, it is his FB page because it has all the articles that have been written with his name and Kate's name. And I don't see any pictures of Gina on it either.

MoGal said...

What is with K8 fans using false pictures to represent themselves? Didn't it come out that BM also posted a pic claiming it was her when in fact it wasn't?

lindahoyt said...

What happened in court?

lindahoyt said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/exclusive-kate-gosselin-sad-lonely-insider-says


Says that "Steve lives in the basement"...I believe Kate also sleeps in the basement...and the kids are not allowed in to her room on threat of "severeness!"

Why would he live in the basement, when there is an apartment over the garage?

Come on, when are they going to end this farce that Neild is merely a bodyguard? Yeah, and Camilla was just one of Prince Charles' "best friends".

lindahoyt said...

Hey, maybe TLC is planning on combining the two shows, and Kate and Gina will be the "SISTER WIVES"!

The only way to keep Kate famous, is to admit...come out of the closet with the truth about her and Steve. We all know it. They are not fooling anyone. And it isn't good for the kids to keep living this lie.

Jon is working said...

Jon Gosselin gets a day job

The former star of 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' is now back to work in the technology field.
Haven’t seen Jon Gosselin make many media appearances lately? It could be because he is now an employed man.

While his ex-wife continues to do well as a TV personality, Jon Gosselin is moving on to other career tracks. According to E! News, the former star of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8 has gotten himself a job similar to the one he held before gaining celebrity status.

Gosselin now works a regular day job in the technology field, which used to be his profession, an unnamed source told E! The source also said he is “as happy as can be,” and is still dating girlfriend Ellen Ross.

more…
http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/jon-gosselin-gets-day-job-12-01-2010

silimom said...

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/jon-gosselin-gets-day-job-12-01-2010

Congrats to Jon if it's true.

so sick of her said...

GOOD FOR JON getting a job. YOU GO JON! I see Kate wasted no time, going shopping with purse-boy in NYC. I think she thinks everything is OKEYDOKEY now that she has cleared up things, and gotten things off her chest. WHAT A LIAR!. I also think she got her way in court, yesterday. She is way too happy. JMO

Boston Bonnie said...

Quote:
While his ex-wife continues to do well as a TV personality.

Really? Who writes this garbage?

Barbra said...

seems as though Jon is growing up, Ellen appears to be a good influence on him and he is getting back to 'normal', somewhere kate will NEVER find again.

if she won in court wouldn't she have been verbally gloating today? It seems odd that nothing is being said about it UNLESS the judge has finally had enough and threatened both of them with a penalty of severeness if they blab as usual.

hayden said...

Hope it's true about Jon's job! I also hope he had his child support modified yesterday to his new income. Oooooooh, Kate will be madder than a sack of wet cats when/if her $20,000 a month is cut off!!!

silimom said...

The court hearing was a closed hearing, so I doubt we'll ever know the specific details unless Kate or Jon share them, and I don't anticipate that.

Hopefully the following outcomes occurred:

1) Jon's support was modified
2) Jon was given more visitation with his children

I do hope the news about a job is accurate. Time will tell, I guess.

As for Kate, so much for her previous statement that she wouldn't be speaking about the expulsion/leave of absence/whatever she calls it. Perez Hilton had an interesting take on it on his site. But then, TLC knows that if they stir up some controversy, their ratings go up or at least hold steady.

Just watch - things will be quiet for a while and then we'll get another flurry of Kate activity right before the next show airs.

Brummygirl said...

Kate looks far too happy on her shopping trip in New York, so I am wondering how it went in court yesterday. She was actually displaying one of the gifts she has bought for one of the children.
Pf course her bodyguard/purse carrier/undisclosed basement bed fellow, was with her.
If it is true about Jon's new job, I am very happy for him....hmmm..does that mean he does not have to pay Kate as much as she is the one who makes the most money? Was this job long before the court case?

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/12/kate-gosselin-my-other-children-are-doing-wonderfully12.html

Andrea/NW said...

I worked for NW airlines for 25 yrs as a flight attendant. When we, the crew, arrive on the plane, long before boarding, we know how many adults, how many children, how many military, how many sick or psgrs requiring assistance, etc., way ahead of time. We check our galley(s) our pantry and request additional supplies if required prior to boarding.

We will always provide assistance to a sick child (provided the vomiting is due to turbulence, etc) and verified that the child is not ill enough for us to land. We will clean off their tee shirt, etc., inquire about a change of clothing in their carry on bags/backpacks etc.

BTW, take a blanket or dish towel, lay it flat, place a damp or wet item on it, roll it up and hold it tightly. Unroll, replace blanket/towel with dry one and repeat. You have a slightly damp tee shirt.

Mac n cheese on the flight with the Gosselin children? Oh sure, they were probably requested along with other items by TLC, probably a long flight.

I love this site, I pray that it along with the people who work to help children can get the laws passed to protect these children and all children who appear on TV.

Some people should think twice about putting your children on you tube also. Very sad stuff, some of it.

No, I do not miss flying. I don't miss the Kate Gosselin type who demand, demand and demand and ask me "don't you know who I am".......wow. Glad I'm retired.

Child Advocate by Trade said...

Just finished watching Kate Gosselin on The Today Show. She is carefully advised, isn't she! She answers questions but does not volunteer information, but answers questions. Very strategic advice from the TLC attys.The interviewer reads from a list and Kate answers the questions without giving additional information.

K8 is in NYC on Today's Dime... said...

The interview was discusting. She was trying to talk fast to get it over with quicker. She could not even say: Early Childhood Education Teacher without ummmm ahhh and had to actually think there.

I wonder if PurseBoy/Basement Bed Buddy/Bodyguard/Boyfriend and kate went to NOBU for lunch after the Today show, in the Divided Limo. Last time she was on Today, she went and it was 174 dollars after she cried to America and the world about all the bills in her purse that she could not pay.

Kate apologize? What about the little boy that she stepped on with those high hooker heels and stomped on him and just kept going, and she kept walking and hollered sorry! and kept on trucking. you see, nothing stands in her way! there was a little boy here tonight he will be 2 years old in April, and he could say his name, address, phone no, he knew the whole nine yards. And a tup going on seven doesn't know a triangle shape. That poor baby. My boys loved to watch Sesame Street. They learned alot of great things on there.

Ausgirl said...

Apparantly Jon has a real job.

Reported on Eonline

http://au.eonline.com/uberblog/b213883_surprise_jon_gosselin_gets_real_job.html

MoGal said...

Wow, just read the reason why the last babysitter quit. Kate left her 8 kids with a 19 year old while jetting off to LA and Mexico with purseboy. On top of that she instructed the babysitter to not talk with Jon or allow the kids to see him. What the h*** is wrong with this woman? I don't care how mature the 19 year is, she should not be left with the responsibility of caring for 8 kids. I can not even imagine what goes on in that house.

Considering Kate's history with babysitters, I'll bet the quality of them has gone down. I can see her hiring the wrong sitter and something terrible happening.

I am so tired of these lazy media outlets interviewing Kate without doing their homework. We all know Kate is given a list of questions in advance, and her answers are predictable. Why doesn't the interviewer do their homework so they can ask the appropriate follow up questions?

Tami said...

there was a little boy here tonight he will be 2 years old in April, and he could say his name, address, phone no, he knew the whole nine yards. And a tup going on seven doesn't know a triangle shape.
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That just shows what a wide range of development kids of different ages have though. My son will be 2 in January and he is not near that level. He is in speech therapy for a delay and talks less than any of my others at that age. My 5 year old just learned her address, phone number, etc, a little while ago and she is actually very advanced in most areas (including recognizing shapes from a young age), learning to read and other things. Yes, the 6 seem to be very behind and should know shapes, but that does not mean all kids from 18 months on are or should be extremely advanced. I really don't believe AT ALL that it is worth the money to shell out on fancy private schools for a kindergartner who would be learning the same stuff in any school and simply need more one on one time with their mom most of all.

another chester cty mom said...

http://perezhilton.com/2010-12-01-kate-gosselin-says-kids-act-out-because-they-miss-father-jon

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So sad. There are clearly a lot more underlying issues with these children than they miss their father, and we think that the longer Kate refuses to acknowledge that she, too, may play a role in why they're acting out, the worse it's going to be for them.

Stability and income are important, but maybe they wouldn't be so angry if Mom was less focused on her celebrity status and ca$hing in on her kids and more on being with her family!

Just saying!"

Hee hee

Teri said...

North Dakota here. We do not want her.

Annie said...

Stability? Really? There is no stability in the children's world. Income? Kate makes an income off the backs of the children, without them she wouldn't be making the money she is right now and what she is making should be put up for the children's future, not her present day life and over the top "pleasures."

Just like many have said the woman is delusional. She needs an intervention before she destroys the children completely.

ch said...

lindahoyt said...
What happened in court?

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Any court hearing involving children is a closed hearing. Nothing pertaining to those children can be released by the Courts.

Yet, something may have slipped out of that Hearing? Something about a 19yr old babysitting for 5 to 7 days, for 24 hrs without relief and advised not to contact Jon?

Was this girl the one who said she quit because of Kate's demands, then Kate's PR people said that the girl was fired because she had a criminal record?

With all the crazy people out there trying to get close to the Gosselins, like BM and Paps following those children? Their father is not notified that the mother is leaving the country? Even if she had 24 hour nurses and bodyguards in that house, why wouldn't the father be notified that they would be without a parent/guardian?

I think I smell something rotten here. This needs to be clarified real fast, so let's see the Spin by TLC on this one.

Giving birth does not a mother make one said...

Weren't these children born premature? Isn't it unusual that all6 of them would be at the same development stage?

I am so sad to hear that Alexis beats other kids as well as Collin throwing things and hitting other children.

Will these children ever be left alone? Will everything about poor Collin be in the news? I always thought he was a sad child, always crying or begging for attention more than the others. Just what I saw once in a while.

Sometimes when I do get a chance to read or hear of some of the things these children do by acting out, it makes me think she must have really beaten/hurt/scared them and they are still babies, only 6.

Jane in California said...

Oh dear, what will the creeple say now that Jon has a "real job." That's one of their big talking points - how Kate is the sole bread winner, that Jon is lazy and should get a "real job."

He's also settled into what appears to be a healthy, happy relationship with his g/f, which I hope lasts a long time, even unto marriage if it's right for both of them. So they can't say he's out at bars, or partying, etc. (Although they still like to claim that he cheated on Kate and imply he's still skirt-chasing).

Of late, he has been no-drama Jon Gosselin, keeping out of the public eye, doing normal things with his kids when given visitation, and I hope he continues on this path. It's the only one that offers him the chance at lasting happiness. May his brief brush with fame and infamy be enough to last him a lifetime.

May he keep working quietly toward getting his children out from under the tyranny of their mother and TLC. With the latest story surfacing about Kate leaving the children in the care of a 19-year old babysitter while she went to Mexico with Nield -- in a fair world, this would bolster his claims with the family law judge. We'll see if the judge even takes that into consideration or keeps kissing Kate's ass. (For all we know, that judge is a clone of the producer from The View and gets all giggly around Kate.)

K8 Looking Older and No Wiser Each Day... said...

Tami, I agree with you totally. remember when kate has the kids crammed into those way to small little tykes tables and they were doing school work?

The way she offended her kids yesterday on the Today show was bad. The View today talked about kate and Sherri "Sheeple' and Elizabeth Sheepleback still take up for her. Joy got some stingers in but Barbara just don't get it.
Whoopie was not on today.

I think Bill and Barbara put all their eggs in the kate basket and now they are all scrambled and now they can't throw her under the bus, because they supported her big time and still do.

Go Team JonEG8!
lukebandit

Widowed Young said...

Just read her new blog entry and it makes me want to throw up! I guess they will be going to Austria since she gets everything she "hints" for-her is her last statement:"Wow! What an amazing story... Hey kids... How about a field trip to Austria to "climb every mountain"??!!! I'm lacing up my hiking boots now... "

Widowed Young said...

I was just sitting here eating my lasagna when I saw a promo for tomorrow night's ET-yes, Kate was shown again-but this time it is for Hollywood's WORST CELLULITE! They teased it as "the shots they don't want you to see" and then showed a picture of K8's waist in her gray jogging shorts!

I do take offense to her being labeled as Hollywood but it will be classic as they show what she really looks like (not airbrushed)-this one may be worth watching.

Geri said...

Widowed Young said...
Just read her new blog entry and it makes me want to throw up! I guess they will be going to Austria since she gets everything she "hints" for-her is her last statement:"Wow! What an amazing story... Hey kids... How about a field trip to Austria to "climb every mountain"??!!! I'm lacing up my hiking boots now... "

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If TLC shells out the expense to send Kate, her kids and the production crew to Austria, I will eat my hat.

Tami said...

I don't care how mature the 19 year is, she should not be left with the responsibility of caring for 8 kids. I can not even imagine what goes on in that house.
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My 19 year old is pretty responsible. She's been babysitting for a long time. However, I don't like leaving her too long with my 2 youngest who are 5 and under 2. She is not a mom and is young. She gets frustrated. She gets distracted too, and she doesn't know every little thing someone who has been a mom would know. She makes mistakes sometimes. I can't believe Kate would be so desperate as to leave all her kids with basically a kid for that long. What happened to the older nannies? If nothing else, the courts may rule that Jon gets to keep the kids himself when she goes out of town. I'll bet it would go over so well if he left town for a week and they stayed with Ellen!

Tami said...

If the kids are going to be in the media at all, which is not ideal, I'd love to see photos of them out with Jon's mom or another relative. That would just kill Kate. She'd be so jealous she couldn't see straight.

Monster Mommy said...

Speaking of scary cellulite... have you ever seen Kate in the ROL pictures in her blue bikini and white fishing hat, near her pool? They were taken shortly after Booby-Gate.

Talk about crazy cottage cheese fanny! There is a shot taken of her *arse*, while speaking with someone in a white truck and it is truly dreadful. I am Kate's age, and believe me- there's just no way I would expose, her said dimple butt to the Paps at 35+. Just watch; aging badly will be her final destroyer.

My sister thinks Kate is on "The METH". She added, "No one ages that quickly, without having some sort of contributing factor... like say something speedy from the local Rx". I can't argue.

On another note - Jon has a new real job reportedly, and I'm thrilled for him. Now maybe Kate will finally get one.

Just graduated from Nursing School and Love Nursing and babies said...

Working the late shift at the hospital, so when you arrive home at 11 pm, it is not easy to go right to sleep. Spent the last hour on youtube.com re: gosselins. Very sad stuff, how jon and kate were happy at the very beginning. all the people in their lives: her brother and Jodi, Beth and her husband. It looks as though when the tups were 3, it was the beginning of the end. Jon wanted her to stop the show.

Yet, my point was that they had a yard sale and she waxed on about pediatric cancer research. How she reads about it, prays for these children and cries about them, "don't I Jon" as he nods his head.

What happened to all of that? They had a real family with extended family and friends. Did she really need more and more space, more and more organization, more and more money? He didn't, those chldren hug his legs, are all over him in almost all of the videos. Amazing to look back, only 3 years and you had 3 8 children who were doing okay in the old house they had around the corner from the aunt and uncle. Aunt Beth babysat the kids as Kate and Jon went to Key West, Fl.

This is quite a study in what money and fame can do to destroy a family. Kate's behavior toward the children got worse and worse after that 3rd year of age of the tups, she hit, screamed. Prior to that 3rd year, she was a pretty woman and Jon was in love with her, it showed. OMG, she will regret all of this as those children will hate her, if they don't now, and someday tell her.

Saw the train ride, none of the kids wanted her to sit with them. She kept trying and trying to sit with them and they all refused until she pushed herself into a cart. Very sad.

Aunt Chris said...

How does a woman who can't handle all 8 children by herself for 1/2 day, leave them with one 19 year old for days?! She is a moron (as if me didn't already know that.)

Exhausted said...

I couldn't get the E! link to load. What is Jon's new job?

Can't See Sheep said...

Widowed Young said...
Just read her new blog entry and it makes me want to throw up! I guess they will be going to Austria since she gets everything she "hints" for-her is her last statement:"Wow! What an amazing story... Hey kids... How about a field trip to Austria to "climb every mountain"??!!! I'm lacing up my hiking boots now... "
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OMG No! Is this why she wanted the house with the recording studio, she's watched The Sound of Music one too many times & thinks she's going to create the Von Trapp family again?! We need a keep k8 out of other countries campaign & give her her own isolated island with many cameras that loop into her own TV so she thinks she's on all the time.

If it is true that Jon has a job, then good for him! It puts him on the right track. At least he seems to be attempting to grow up, wish I could say the same about the two bit, straw-headed hooker that hangs out at Kinko's. Strange I wouldn't have thought of that as a lucrative place to peddle "the goods".:)

Anne said...

Tami said...
If the kids are going to be in the media at all, which is not ideal, I'd love to see photos of them out with Jon's mom or another relative. That would just kill Kate. She'd be so jealous she couldn't see straight.
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ITA! With Jodi, Kevin and their kids or Beth and her kids!

faline said...

Radar online is saying the Gosselin kids are telling other kids in school there is no Santa Claus, and your parents are lying to you. Why does this not surprise me?

She's the grinch who stole Christmas!

Proud Grandma said...

Someone said (sorry can't remember who) OMG No! Is this why she wanted the house with the recording studio, she's watched The Sound of Music one too many times & thinks she's going to create the Von Trapp family again?! ...................
Wonderful. But there were only seven Von Trap kids, and Maria was more K8 than Julie Andrews. but as there were only seven VT kids, which one do you think Kate will dispense with, liberation to Dad's place.

Brummygirl said...

Exhausted said...
I couldn't get the E! link to load. What is Jon's new job?
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It is said that it is in I.T. which he did before.
Now you are all going to love this, B.M. says she is sure it was with the Newspaper who used to bash both Jon and Kate and thinks Jon has joined them so he can now undermine Kate.
This is how the Sheeple think. They are eating up Kate's excuses about the kids not being expelled and they actually let one poster in who dared to contradict them on something and they were all on her like a vulture with his pickings.
They always said, Jon should get a job, they would be pleased if he obtained employment and when he does, what do they do, but decry it.
Sheeple Land is a very strange place to be. Thank goodness we are in the land of reason.

LOL! said...

I feel worse for the men who are married to sheeple than the sheeple themselves.

SEEING BM was a riot. Listening to her was painful.

I hope Nina has the sense to bring in someone from this site to co-host the next show.

Can't See Sheep said...

Proud Grandma said.
Someone said (sorry can't remember who) OMG No! Is this why she wanted the house with the recording studio, she's watched The Sound of Music one too many times & thinks she's going to create the Von Trapp family again?! ...................
Wonderful. But there were only seven Von Trap kids, and Maria was more K8 than Julie Andrews. but as there were only seven VT kids, which one do you think Kate will dispense with, liberation to Dad's place.
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Hi, yep, that'd be me that said that. Love your post.:) I do know there were only 7, but couldn't help myself. I was hoping that others would remember what Maria was really like, that's what brought it all to mind, the reality about the real Maria, just like the reality if k8 & the eight kids. The G8 really don't need to be exploited on yet another level or in another medium, they really don't. At this rate they'll be burnt out by the time they're thirteen.

All these trips, they just seemed to be dragged everywhere, how much do they actually enjoy a scripted, working TLC "vacation"? Sure, real vacations once in a while like other families, but no scripts, no crews, just kids & parents. I mean for goodness sakes, give them time to be kids & enjoy their childhood. Run, play, swim in their pool, build forts in the woods, have sleepovers, get a little dirt on them. Yeah, I know, they'd need a new mother, the one they've got only explores angles on how to cash in on them. It's not their job to financially support k8's goofball dreams.

As for which one I think she'd dispense with, unfortunately the way it's looking, it's looking like Collin is the new Jon, poor little guy.

K8 Fan said...

I will disclose this.. i AM a Kate fan..
That being said, i think it is SOOOO sad to see her going downhill... I think the kids need to be off TV and she needs to do a show on her own... I was totally lppking forward to "Twist of Kate".. I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE J&K+8.. they were a real family.. a young struggling couple, with a SAHM and a working dad.. the mom often still in her sweats come dinner time because she had been so busy, etc.. JUST LIKE ME..
K+, IMO, is not reality.. what single mom of 8 has fake nails, goes to a tanning salon, has an hour to go jogging every day, and takes her kids on vacation 87 times a year (and how is it ok for them to keep missing so much school!?!?!!? all this inconsistency is whats causing these behavior problems!!!)...
I think if she wants to be famous, GREAT, great way to provide for her kids, but instead of leaving the kids with a nanny and housekeeper and chef, maybe Jon could be with the kids when she isnt home.. wasnt that what she said in the beginning anyways?!?!?! that it was THEIR house? the KIDS house, and the parents would take turns?!?!!? Well now it seems it Castle de la Kate, and Jon isnt even allowed in the gate. Part of the money that paid for that house was Jon's... he was on the show too.. I just dont see why she should get it all.. shes just so SELFISH!!!! NARCISSISTIC!!!!
None of us are perfect moms, and if we were all under microscopes, I dont know that most of us would fair any better than Kate.. but I do know that I, personally, would be a lot more concerned about my kids when it came to my relationship with their father and THEIR relationship with their father.. in fact a few years back my husband and I had separated, and all he could afford was a roach infested studio apartment because he was giving me most of him income to take care of our kids.. he was living off rice and frozen vegtables, so I took him $100 worth of groceries and told him that on his weekends with the kids, he could come to my place to be with them so they could have more room and I would make sure there was food for them etc, and I would go to my moms for the weekend and leave him my car since he didnt have one.. WHY? you aks!?!? because he is the father of my children and I want my children to have a healthy successful father!!! just because we werent going to be married anymore, he would always be their dad, and it was my #1 priority to make sure that their relationship with him was a good one and that they would always see me and him having a healthy relationship, married or not. It was because of this maturity that we are now back together and stronger than ever.. I wish for Kates sake that she would WAKE UP and see what Jon is!!!! He is/was a GREAT dad.. and everyone gets on his a$$ for being a deadbeat and having no job, well I am pretty sure Kate said "hey, we are making all this money from the show, wouldnt it be fun if you could stay home with me and the kids?" and thats probably why he didnt work.. and when they separated, lets face it between the economy sucking and him being "jon gosselin" I am sure it was pretty hard to find a normal job.
Any how.. I am going on and on... I just wanted to say that i was a DIE HARD Kate fan for a long time, but I think she is way out of control.. I dont think she is a horrible mother or a child abuser, and I think that she has herself convinced that "its all for the kids", but she needs to admit she has a problem, and admit that she is at fault for her marriage failing too, and stop trying to be so perfect and just go back to being a mom..
and maybe if she hadnt squandered away the 75k per episode they made she could have that house PAID OFF already and not be so concerned about supporting her kids.. fire, the nanny, fire the cook, fire the full time staff, keep the body guard and maybe a once a week house keeper to help with the big stuff, let John stay with the kids (and a helper) when she is away, and stay home once in a while, and be a REAL MOM!!!!!!!

hayden said...

Jon is talking the talk and walking the walk. He wants his kids to have an anonymous life and he's living by example by getting a regular job and remaining mostly silent. This is a huge blow for Kate and the sheeple because his unfortunate bad behavior last year was a beautifully wrapped gift to them on a silver platter. Since he's settled down, all the sheeple have is to re-hash his past antics over & over again, in fact it sometimes seems like they refuse to accept he's settled down and talk about him like he's still juggling women and living all over the place. Kate keeps going on talk shows to try to bait him into a war of words. Good for him for not playing and taking the high road!

As far as where he's working, if I had to take a guess it would be back at the PA state Capital where he previously worked...just a hunch. If it's true that Jon's child support has been coming out of his share of the house buyout, hopefully now his support can be modified and he will be able to use the remaining money for his future. That just sucks if Kate had to buy him out, only for him to be ordered to pay her that money back in child support. Something is very wrong if Jon is supposed to finance Kate's decision to remain living in a $1 million dollar property and send the children to private school.

Jane in California said...

Hayden said:
in fact it sometimes seems like they refuse to accept he's settled down and talk about him like he's still juggling women and living all over the place. Kate keeps going on talk shows to try to bait him into a war of words. Good for him for not playing and taking the high road!
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I completely agree. For the past several months at least, Jon has seemed to be diligent about staying out of the public eye, living quietly and in a stable happy relationship, and now I'm happy to hear he's landed a "regular" full time job. Atta boy Jon!

Yes, certain of Kate's rabid fans still talk like Jon is some swinger, out there dating barely legal 18-year old girls. It must be quite a blow for them to have this painful reality to deal with!

Geri said...

Holly Baby tells it like it is.


http://www.hollybaby.com/2010/12/02/bonnie-says-kate-gosselin-stop-attacking-jon-on-tv-living-off-your-kids-youre-hurting-them/

Brummygirl said...

@ K8 Fan:
After all you said...you are still a Kate fan?

Brummygirl said...

I reckon Kate has about 5 minutes and 30 seconds left of her 15.
~~~~~~
To the song of "Too Late Now"

"Too late now, to regret your style
You’ve been done now, for quite a while
No use flashing your “assets” and smile
It’s just too late.

What you did to those precious eight,
Has totalled up on the *wicked-ish* slate
No use whining, it’s your fault Kate
It’s too late now.

Chorus:

Everything you did for the eight kids
Turned out to be just for you,
When you find yourself on the skids
Remember, the punishment is due.

Too late now to recoup your star,
People know now just what you are,
Only Sheeple will worship afar
It’s too….late…….now!!

so sick of her said...

Well, I hope Kate is very pleased with herself. The media is now calling her kids: Little Monsters. That was a really smart move Kate going on TV and crucifying your children, for your own gratification. You should have done one of 2 things: 1. kept your word on not saying anything about the 2 kids being expelled or 2. just saying: there was a situation at school, and we are handling it, and are asking for the media and fans to chill, at this time. But NO Kate had to go on TV and make a spectacle of Colin & Alexis, so these poor kids will be labeled and so will their sibs. And now they have. I'm sure the sheeple will blame Jon for this next crap(about Santa Claus, even though Jon got calls at his place from complaining parents too. They also will blame Ellen)Just so she can keep her mug in the media. And now I read in one of the articles, Kate wants the kids for Christmas and New Years, so she can film for the next special. And Jon has to see them the next day or so. If this is true, then Kate did get her way in court. We will know over the next few months what happened in court, by what Kate will be doing with the kids, and how much time Jon spends with the kids. So, now we know she can still film and has the right to choose the holidays.

Once Enjoyed the Show Also said...

K 8 loss her love of her idol Kate.

If I was able to predict the future, and I certainly can't, but I am going to make some amateur predictions right now:

1. The G 4 that are left in the private day school are going to be removed to a school closer to their home, as they have infiltrated the school where the Twins were accepted, enjoyed their school friends and teachers. Also the school personnel like/mother the Twins as they have seen 2 girls raised more by their father, who also went to the school open nights when the Mom didn't.

2. All 6 tups will attend a local school closer to home.

3. Kate will continually be shunned by the Hollywood/Entertainment Community as they see involvement with her as Poison and don't want the bad press, not even those performers who can no longer get into the press in any form will associate with her.

4. TLC will continue to show film footage of K 8 until the footage has been shown.

5. She may make one more trip for film footage as there has not been a Christmas show since she and Jon divorced.

Unfortunately, while in Austria, she will insult the people and their language spoken there and be asked to leave the country ASAP.

6. The twins, upon age 12, will petition the court to live with their father and it will be granted after the TLC contract expires in 2012.

7. Kate will be accused by the Courts of "hiding money" therefore Kate will be ordered to pay Jon back $10,000 for each month he was paying the $20,000.

8. Jon will buy a little house for he and the twins. Jon will ask for Collin and all 3 children will thrive and be happy.

9. Jon will not remarry in his lifetime. He has learned to enjoy his life and his children and they are enough for him. He will forever be "raw" from Kate.

10. Kate will sell the house she lives in and go into a smaller home.

Contract expires, finances dwindling and a federal government tax lien is placed against the house as her accountant has not paid her yearly government taxes during her tenure of K+8.

11. Kate will insist Jon take all the children as she cannot control them any longer.

12. TLC will pull out all benefits as the contract expires and not return her phone calls.

13. Kate will no longer be asked to appear on TV, do any interviews and disappear from the magazines and web sites.

14. Kate will be arrested for her 2nd DUI and be court ordered to clean the bathrooms along the PA Turnpike. She also will have to make 30 AA Meetings every month for 2 years.

15. Kate will be arrested for her 3rd DUI, while performing community volunteer work that is court ordered, driving without a license and be imprisoned for 1 year.

My predictions sound harsh, but actually they are Real Reality and that is what Katie Irene Kreider Gosselin will face in the not too distant future.

PS I forgot, Kate will call her brother to help with fines for her DUIs. He will just let her speak into his answering machine as Little Elissa(now 10) will ask "who is that Daddy, and Daddy will respond, "she was someone I knew when I was a little boy, but she went away a long, long time ago"

PPS Kate will not call Jon for money to help with the DUI fines as she believes he is responsible for her drinking and driving drunk.

The children will all grow up to be education, avoid publicity and go into careers where they all help children in some are or another.

silimom said...

B.M. says she is sure it was with the Newspaper who used to bash both Jon and Kate and thinks Jon has joined them so he can now undermine Kate.
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LOL! That, I believe, was a joke piece written by, I think, Al Walentis, but I could be wrong. Please feel free to correct me, anyone.

As for Jon, I think he is working on getting to see more of his kids, but please remember, it's going to take time. The burden of proof is on him to show that he is stable, can provide for the children while they are in his care and give them a safe environment in which to live.

I suspect that there will be a lot of court visits with the family law judge in the coming year for Jon. He has a job which is great. Hopefully the court will adjust his support obligation. $20,000 seems a little high, but maybe it's not.

Here's the support calculator for PA if anyone cares to theorize: http://www.pennglazier.com/support2006/support.html

In the meantime, I hope that he considers upgrading his apartment to a 4 bedroom home. That would give the twins a room, the girl tups a room and the boy tups a room and leave a room for himself.

I think if he keeps his employment stable for the next 6 months and can move into a bigger place, he'll get the kids more. Just my opinion.

Kids Support Themselves said...

Something is very wrong if Jon is supposed to finance Kate's decision to remain living in a $1 million dollar property and send the children to private school.

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The kids pay for their own education. Under the 15 percent mandate, she is allowed to take money for education from that fund. She may also take their money for their living expenses, and for their health, safety and welfare. This, of course, means that she can dip into that account to pay part of the mortgage.

Mistletoe and Holly said...

Aunt Chris said...
"How does a woman who can't handle all 8 children by herself for 1/2 day, leave them with one 19 year old for days?!"

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Not a half day. They get home from school at 4:30 p.m., bed at 7:30 p.m. It's THREE HOURS a day, and she can't take care of them!