November 28, Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls

Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls

It's Halloween at the Gosselin household and the kids are more excited than ever! See Kate and the kids pick out costumes, go to the pumpkin patch, and explore their spooked out basement. But Kate has one more surprise in store sure to be a scream

60 minutes

176 comments:

Sharla said...

TLC is calling this episode 1 of season 2.

Alyssa said...

Apparently "Alaska here we come was the season 1 finale.. who knew?

Season 2 premiere is..."Gosselins, Goblins and Ghouls" Here's the synopsis(with my remarks in brackets: It's Halloween at the Gosselin household(for the first time ever since the religion supposedly doesn't allow the to celebrate it) and the kids are more excited than ever!(particularly Alexis and Collin who have just been expelled) See Kate and the kids pick out costumes(for 3 hours so they would have enogh footage), go to the pumpkin patch(for 15 minutes while getting footage than straight back home), and explore their spooked out basement. But Kate has one more surprise in store(she is bringing those poor dogs back so they can be mistreated just like the kids are) sure to be a scream! Enjoy!-better yet please don't watch.

barnaby said...

Everyone involved in continuing this farce has no shame.

Katie Dearest said...

Crossing fingers that it will be the first and last episode of Season 2 and forever.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Yes, because we know from an early season what FUN K8G is on Halloween. As I recall the episode, the kids were having a fun time (though relegated to the GARAGE so as not to make a mess in K8G's house) carving pumpkins. Could K8G join in? NO. Could K8G stand on the sidelines, enjoying her family having a good time together? Negative. She ruined the whole experience by INSISTING the pumpkin carving stop so she could get the pumpkin 'mess' cleaned up, right then, right there.

So now they are trying to recapture the feelings from the first trip to the corn maze?

Get real, TLC. It's OVER. K8G was an ugly pimple on the backside of tv. "Reality" programming in gen'l is the gaping, oozing bedsore on the backside of tv.

Goodbye, good riddance to the no talent, thoroughly unlikable Kate Gosselin and her beleagured kids.

Turd Ferguson said...

Riveting TV. It's about as far from 'reality' as one can get.

kHate lies about everything. It's pretty sad because the whole stupid show is on tape and there is evidence to prove nearly everything she says to be false - yet the arrogant narcissist plods along.

She REALLY ha some major issues. MAJOR. Her crappy parenting is barely in the top five.

The woman needs a serious reality check.

so sick of her said...

Does TLC think they anyone in their right mind on Thanksgiving weekend at 9pm central time sunday, with the kids that go back to school the next day and parents/Joe public, who just spend the last couple of days eating Turkey and shopping til they drop to get black friday/weekend bargins are gonna watch a Halloween episode? TLC is really tryin to get blood out of a stone. With all the Xmas shows on and movies on? Especially with all the recent stories of Kate the abuser/ lousy mother/kid expelled? TLC must be nuts, or filling their contract. JMO

UGH! said...

Really???? What else has to happen at dysfunction junction before filming / airing episodes stops!!!! Kate / TLC there are no words for your kind of greed. It is APPALLING!! I sooo wish you would just shrivel up and blow away Kate!

Marie France said...

So - is Sarah Palin's Alaska on first (60 minutes) and the Khate Plus 8 (60 minutes?) after that? Is TLC thinking that people will remained tuned in to their sick and perverted channel after Palin's show to watch this - proven and documented as a phony, staged mess? I don't think there has been any filming since Halloween weekend when they "faked the corn maze" and Khate slept in the car while the kids fake trick or treated. What more do they want to show us of this totally bogus family and their cruel and sadistic matriarch? Nobody cares. She's got two kids expelled and the other 6 are "on probation" at the school (according to this week's magazines) and they are going to film a season 2? Those kids have already passed the point of no return - through no fault of their own. When is Khate going to be stopped? The sheeple have dug in their heels and have declared a "holy war" to keep this lying sack of steaming crap alive.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Everyone likes to think about Halloween, at the start of the Holiday season --- Not. At least they could have pretended to have a nice Thanksgiving feast together. Oh, that's right, who would come? I haven't seen her bff Jamie mentioned lately.

Exhausted said...

Is the one more surprise she has in store that she falls asleep while they go trick or treating?

Brummygirl said...

Exhausted said...
Is the one more surprise she has in store that she falls asleep while they go trick or treating?
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This is where the surprise scream comes in, Steve pokes her in the ribs to wake her up. She thinks the grim reaper has come for her!
He will Kate, he will!!!

fidosmommy said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
At least they could have pretended to have a nice Thanksgiving feast together. Oh, that's right, who would come? I haven't seen her bff Jamie mentioned lately.

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I think Gina, Steve and their kids
went to the Gosselin house for
Thanksgiving last year. Lots of us were asking if Gina enjoyed spending a family holiday that way.

too bad, so sad said...

Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls-
I never watch K8 and never ever will. Will some one in the know tell me-I know the kids are the Gosselins. Is Kate the Goblin or the Ghoul? I'm thinking Ghoul but I am not sure.


About the comment about the teachers reporting the stale sandwiches as neglect. Lunch has been the only time the teachers are not with the kids. They might not report because they did not see it. Lunch aides may not be mandated reporters, or it may have been reported and all reports are confidential.

Jane in CA said...

I haven't seen her bff Jamie mentioned lately.
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Maybe TLC told Kate she'd have to pay for her friend out of her own pocket, and voila - Jamie is gone.

LancNative said...

Lunch has been the only time the teachers are not with the kids. They might not report because they did not see it. Lunch aides may not be mandated reporters, or it may have been reported and all reports are confidential.

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The teachers ARE with the kids at lunch. They eat in their classroom.

Purseboy, Gina and kids Tday at the Konpound?.. said...

too bad, so sad:
I agree, she is a Ghoul, but she is the Mother of All Ghouls.

I would say now that the teachers are checking their lunch more closely to see if now they are getting fresh food.

So, khatan, first time I ever typed that, need to more often, wants a traditional Thanksgiving with a 30 lb. turkey with all the trimings, and saying Grace before the carving of the 30 lb. turkey for the cameras.

I hope and pray that Jon and Ellen and their respective families have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the G kids.

lukebandit

so sick of her said...

TLC, thinks they are clever, by putting K8 between, Palins show(2hours of) and Sister Wifes. I think most people are gonna switch channels after 2 hours of Palin. I don't know about anyone here, but seeing something for Halloween now, I would think it was a repeat of some show, and not watch it. Cause now after Thanksgiving, everyone is going/thinking of Xmas. Not something that took place, 2 months ago(old news). The fact that now Kate is tryin to act like nothing happen and that she is a mother , doing her best is for show/court. You know, no pics and now pics at the copy place and now pics of kids in yard with dog and pics picking up kids from school. And now I'm being nice to Jon, and letting him have the kids, the next day after Thanksgiving, so maybe Jon won't be too hard on her in court. Oh yea, and the money woo. Tryin to save face. Your too late Kate.

She's come undone said...

Did anyone other than me catch the show around Halloween where they reported that Steve drove the kids trick or treating and Kate slept in the front seat. The report said the children were not allowed to make any noise in case they woke Kate. I caught it one evening but I cannot remember which entertainment show it was on. It was not E though. Just can't remember, but I do remember the report. It was titled "who was the worst mom this Halloween."

So are they going to show this or will it be the usual lies, lies, lies.

Cordelia said...

Do people still dress up as Khate for Halloween? I remember she was a really popular costume last year, but maybe not anymore since she changed the hairdo.

I guess the whole not-doing-Halloween-for-"religious"-reasons thing went out the door with this episode? Whatever. It's too late for Halloween episodes anyway, given that it's showing a whole MONTH after Halloween.

:rollseyes.

Peace said...

TLC wants nothing to do with the Kate expulsion mess. It's over. No one wants to be blamed for a child's falilures in school. Education is a highly valued right in our country, mess with it and society yells, "FOUL!" and TLC knows this.
Now that we all know who was expelled and and when it happened, TLC's cover has been blown off. They filmed after the expulsion as evidence in both the tabloid shots of the two in the costume shop sans the school uniforms and the date the photo was taken.
It wouldn't surprise me one bit if TLC ended up pulling this episode altogether in an attempt to wash their hands of the shameful mess.

Sport said...

"Do people still dress up as Khate for Halloween? I remember she was a really popular costume last year, but maybe not anymore since she changed the hairdo."

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Funny you ask. I throw a big party every Halloween. I was curious if anyone would wear one this year and the answer is NOPE. A couple of greasy Jersey Shore folks was as bad as it got - and they looked great.

Not sure if it's her hairdo changing; I think it might be more because of her personality, and the way she is seen by the public changed.

K8STFU said...

Peace, I wish I could agree with you about TLC but they do not have a conscience nor do they give one rat's a$$ about the Gosselin kids.

The corn maze segment for the Halloween epi was filmed right around the time the 2 kids got expelled. There was obvious turmoil then (and for the last 2 years ) and they just kept on with the filming.

I wonder how the folks at TLC sleep at night.

Katie Dearest said...

"Do people still dress up as Khate for Halloween? I remember she was a really popular costume last year, but maybe not anymore since she changed the hairdo."

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I confess. I did dress up as Kart last year. I wore sunglasses with my wig, sat on a chair looking at my phone and carried a sign that said, "will work kids for money." It got a lot of attention.

Now the question is... what to do with the wig. I was thinking, once they cancelled the show, I would burn the wig.

1911A1 said...

Ohio Buckeye: "Reality" programming in gen'l is the gaping, oozing bedsore on the backside of tv.

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Truer words have never been posted. Just. Don't. Watch. Any of it.

No Pain No Gain said...

I had contemplated seeing if I could find the black and red sequined outfit and the long ponytail on the side (someone mentioned them being out but never saw any) but I was absolutely afraid that I would get egged.

Jane in California said...

K8STFU said:
I wonder how the folks at TLC sleep at night.
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I have long wondered the same thing. How do the crew members live with themselves when they go home at night, after seeing the misery these children are in, and the way their mother treats them?

I wonder why any advertisers would agree to pay money to have spots during this show.

I do think that the executives don't have a conscience. To them, anything that keeps generating their huge salary is worth it. They really don't care, as long as they make money.

faline said...

As for the folks at TLC sleeping at night: I saw somewhere (can't remember where) that scott (Enslow?) was
interviewed and he and a couple of others had a lot of problems with filming this family. They went to the higher ups and complained of having a "morality" issue with this family (they were supposed to be filming a family one way when in reality it was completely different) If I remember where I saw it, I will post the info.

Can't See Sheep said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Everyone likes to think about Halloween, at the start of the Holiday season --- Not.
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I really am wondering if TLC is purposely messing with things here. I mean a Hallowe'en show this late, they have to know that's bad timing & that a Thanksgiving or even Christmas one would be far better recieved. Although perhaps the irony of kate & Thanksgiving together in one show are far too much, after all she's thankful for nothing & watching any of that would be harder to swallow than the driest turkey.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: TLC's ability to sleep at night with a clean conscience:

TLC dreams up and produces this 'reality' crap, but probably figure, "buyer, beware" - if viewers are willing to suspend their disbelief and pretend the Gosselins were a happy family, then so be it. So long as ratings and profits are up, don't look to TLC to suddenly develop a love for honest or ethics.

Those who choose to continue to watch the obvious b.s. of 'reality' shows like the Gosselins have to share the responsibility for keeping these pathetic freak shows rolling on down the road to the bank.

MomOf2Boys said...

"Do people still dress up as Khate for Halloween? I remember she was a really popular costume last year, but maybe not anymore since she changed the hairdo."

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I don't know if anyone still dresses up as her, but there was a show on Lifetime that had a woman who had the "Kate" hairstyle. It was called the Fairy JobMother and it was about a woman who had trouble finding a job. One of the first things the woman had to do was change the hairstyle.

Can't See Sheep said...

too bad, so sad said...
Gosselins, Goblins & Ghouls-
I never watch K8 and never ever will. Will some one in the know tell me-I know the kids are the Gosselins. Is Kate the Goblin or the Ghoul? I'm thinking Ghoul but I am not sure.
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It's kate, she's greedy, she'd have to be some Ghoublin hybrid, just being one would never be enough. She's not even normal for a monster.

Brummygirl said...

Ohio Buckey said:
Those who choose to continue to watch the obvious b.s. of 'reality' shows like the Gosselins have to share the responsibility for keeping these pathetic freak shows rolling on down the road to the bank.
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I totally agree with you on this. Until people stop watching, KateG and all the other exploiters of children, will not go away.

Tami said...

It would be funny if everyone turns in for the Palin show then turns it off for Kate. If the ratings stay at 4-5 million for Sarah and then go back to 1.3, they have to see no one is interested anymore! Then again, maybe not... : /

Tami said...

I really am wondering if TLC is purposely messing with things here. I mean a Hallowe'en show this late, they have to know that's bad timing & that a Thanksgiving or even Christmas one would be far better recieved. Although perhaps the irony of kate & Thanksgiving together in one show are far too much, after all she's thankful for nothing & watching any of that would be harder to swallow than the driest turkey.
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Well first they have to ruin their Thanksgiving by sticking a camera in their face while they are trying to eat. Then they can show it on Valentine's Day. I love Halloween and started decorating this year really early. But even I get sick of seeing decorations up even a week after Halloween. When it's over, it's over. No one really wants to see it over the winter holidays!

All Tricks, No Treats said...

So are they going to show this or will it be the usual lies, lies, lies.

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Show what? Kate sleeping in the front seat? I don't think so! I don't even think they filmed the trick or treating, did they? They filmed the shopping and the maze, but that's about the extent of it.

CakeIsGreat said...

Has anyone seen that ROL is claiming the kids will be reunited with Shoka in this episode?!

Apparently, Kh8 had sent them both away to be trained (supposedly has been paying for training and board too), Shoka is now trained, and can/has come home. Really. Putting aside the amount of time the dogs have been away for this training, which must include some pretty extensive stuff to have taken over a year, to focus on the bigger issue. Are people suppose to really be happy about this? Someone so focused on keeping her children a set doesn't have a problem separating these two lovely animals, further proving she is not fit to be in charge of any sort've living being. These dogs went from the breeder, to a home where they were banished to a basement together, to back to the breeder together, and now they are separated because one allegedly now meets with Queens standards; for now. By 'meets the standards' of course I mean is a last gasp for a ratings ploy since the dog issue got a lot of attention last year. A house in turmoil is no place for a dog to be reacquainted with a family. Especially if two of six year olds are having issues with anger/hitting! That dog is probably bigger than them by now. Even if he/she(can't remember?) is "trained", an unruly, violent kid can set off the most gentle dog by way of feeling it needs to defend itself. This could be an epic disaster in the making. Except for Khate who would have a good season finale followed by making the talk show rounds telling a sob story and preparing a giant lawsuit against the trainer/breeder. Considering the timing of when it will be aired, with Alexis and Colin already expelled, I wonder if in real time they were around the same time? Which came first is the one thing I would like to know. Wonder if it was a "Hey kids, even though you just got kicked out of school, here's your dog back for your season premiere of being TV stars again!", scenario. Too bad it will never be addressed. Even if it were too be I still wouldn't watch.

The breeder should be boycotted by dog-seekers in and around PA too.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/kate-gosselin-brings-back-one-family-dogs

Carol in PA said...

You know, I'm so over this bitch. (Kate, not the dog)
I would love to see her banished into oblivion and never heard from again. Please, 5 minutes with her in a locked room is all I ask. I promise that I will be the one to walk out unscathed.

I can only imagine the famous Thanksgiving she will have for the kids. A small slice of turkey, no stuffing, 3 grapes and a cracker. Actually that's probably more than what they've had all year at a sitting.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

The Secret Garden said...

Wonder if it was a "Hey kids, even though you just got kicked out of school, here's your dog back for your season premiere of being TV stars again!", scenario.

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It's like a case of a kid's parents being called by the school to come and get him because he's been in a food fight in the cafeteria, and because the kid didn't get to eat his lunch, his mom stops of the way home and buys him a Happy Meal, followed by an ice cream sundae and a movie because she doesn't know what to do with him for the rest of the day. He's rewarded for bad behavior.

Tami said...

The return of dogs has to be another tv stunt. They need to show how great she is, that she was simply having the dogs trained and not banished. Sure! Either that or it's to make her look good in court, or to placate her kids who she probably knows can't stand her..could be any number of reasons, but wanting to take care of a dog again is definitely not one of them!

ihatefrogstoo said...

"Rent a dog?" Ratings ploy?

Kit said...

Wonder if the training took so long because the dogs had to learn how EAT properly - you know, FIRST the kibbles, THEN the bits, and ONLY AFTER can you (neatly) lap the broth!!!!

Joanne said...

I wish someone would grab that witches face like she did to Colin. Poor kid!

Mindy said...

Those poor dogs. They need stable homes too you can't just ship them off and bring them back as you please! Hopefully PETA will get on her a** about that ;)

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Mom of 2 Boys - I saw that epi of Fairy Jobmother! Didn't you notice her Khate hairstyle right away? It was horrendously horrendous. She looked much better after the haircut.

logical said...

i think the bigger question about the dogs is----is it REALLY the same dog? or just a new one brought in that they renamed Shoka?

No Pain No P/B/J said...

I am sure the kids had their staples - p/b/j 1/2, a buddy banana 1/2 and crunchy things. You know the same feast she made for them when they were working in the wilderness in Alaska - dog sledding, and the like, eating in the bus while everyone else ate from the hot Kraft food service truck that was surely there. Notice she didn't buy anything for herself at the convenience store in the wilderness.

Shoshanna said...

That wretched woman only brought the dog back
in an effort to rehab her miserable image. And
to maybe make the kids stop hating her.

Neither works. Just another PR stunt, bound to fail.
The kids (and the dog) will only suffer more when she decides to get rid of it again, once the cameras stop
rolling.

SmileyGrl752 said...

It's like a case of a kid's parents being called by the school to come and get him because he's been in a food fight in the cafeteria, and because the kid didn't get to eat his lunch, his mom stops of the way home and buys him a Happy Meal, followed by an ice cream sundae and a movie because she doesn't know what to do with him for the rest of the day. He's rewarded for bad behavior.

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Exactly what TLC does to Kate. She's a horrible mother (not even a mother)who doesn't care about her kids and she gets paid by TLC by doing that on camera. What is our world coming to?! Has common sense gone completely out the window?!

Ladylou said...

How low can they go?

Why a Halloween re-create 3 days before December?
I haven't been a fan of "Kate anything" since they all moved to that big house. The show lost all it's warm fuzzy feeling when that move took place.
A monster was let lose and I just lost interest.

But who in their right minds would watch this show on Halloween when we are gearing up for our big holiday? No one I know that's for sure.. Kate & those kids are hard to stomach at any time of the year but to lower one self and add to the ratings just to see sad little kids running around like they are trained for the circus is so sad.

Has to be a pathetic person with no life to be tuning in tonight.

Shame Sheam said...

My cable company has Palin on from 7 to 10 and Sister Wives after and 11 to 12 is to be announced. Guess they didn't get all that editing done in time to show it tonight unless they are going to try to slip it in as one of the Palin episodes or since it is definitely not a show you would want to watch with your children they are going to show it under TBA at 11:00. My son can't stand her and even he knows that she treats her children badly.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Joanne, I would if I could believe you me:Grab Kate's face like she did Collins. Ohhh but the please adds on to the end of a sentence is just for show. I could only imagine what she does behind the scenes.

Barbra said...

Totally agree with Ladylou, why would anyone want to watch Halloween stuff when we've all wrapped up Halloween and Thanksgiving and are well into getting ready for Christmas? Of course since she never does the filming of a holiday ON the holiday, I guess we could assume she doesn't realize each one has a specific date and don't just fall when she feels like doing them. We do know she's not the brightest bulb in the pack.

Ratings Slasher said...

I don't think it's even being aired tonight on TLC, is it? I only watch one program on that Network, and it's certainly NOT Kate Plus 8.

She's Such A Phoney said...

I also noticed the TLC lineup that my cable company has posted for this evening, Sunday,November 28 -Sarah Palin is on from 7 - 10 and then Sister Wives is to come on at 10. However, the commercial for Khate + 8 states that they come on at 10! Looks like TLC is slipping her in - a real fast one on all of us. Guess the "huge surprise" is Ole Katie Kreider at 10! How sneaky can TLC be! Don't they know we don't want to watch her or TLC for the most part! Just thought everyone needed to be aware!

pinkdiamond611 said...

The fact that they had to recreate Halloween to show after Thanksgiving gives me reason to believe that the many exciting trips planned for the future according to Kart is a no-go. I recall reading that the Roloff budget was tightened substantially this season, but at least the Roloffs have things going on that they can spin a story off of. The Kart does nothing but get her nails done and go to Target.

Brummygirl said...

Kate+8 is scheduled on my programming in between episodes of Palin.
I will not be watching either as I will not give T.L.C. the time of day.
I do hope people will resist the urge to even flick through because that registers. There is always you tube afterwards.
We are defeating the object of being here if we keep pandering to the Witch of T.L.C. and giving her ratings. J.M.O. of course and what I intend doing.

Ladylou said...

Will we see her or won't we see her?
That is the question.

I am watching "Palin's Alaska" & see the commercial for "Kate plus 8" but my Direct tv guide says "Sister Wives" is on at 10:00. I have never nor will I ever watch a show about a man with more than one wife! Leave it to TLC as usual to give us another show that turns my stomach.

I am "NOT" waiting with baited breath to see if Kate is on or not... I just think it's kind of strange not to be on the guide tonight.

Leigh Ann said...

The fact that they had to recreate Halloween to show after Thanksgiving gives me reason to believe that the many exciting trips planned for the future according to Kart is a no-go. I recall reading that the Roloff budget was tightened substantially this season, but at least the Roloffs have things going on that they can spin a story off of. The Kart does nothing but get her nails done and go to Target.
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I've noticed ever since Emeril showed up they've been manufacturing stuff. The only real things I can recall are the divorce, the beach vacation (I think they'd have done that, anyway) and shopping for school clothes. Everything else has been just for the benefit of the show. That's not reality anymore. I don't watch the Roloffs, so I don't know what they have going on. I did see when the daughter was giving some kind of graduation speech. I do watch The Little Couple. They have plenty going on, building a house, trying to have a surrogacy pregnancy, wanting to open a pet boutique, plus Jen has an interesting job. And with 23 people (including Anna and Mackenzie) the Duggars always have something interesting going on. I know all the families have probably had opportunities because of their show like the Duggars being in that movie and Jen being on The Doctors -- and those things might have happened, anyway -- but nothing so over the top as the Gosselins have done.

Susieq said...

They are sneaky bastards! Right after the Palin show ended the Gosselin show started, no commercials in between, only a preview for next weeks Palin show. My dish network said the order tonight was to be Palin, Sister Wives and then to be announced. Sneaky Sneaky...hope I don't count as a view tonight because I turned off my TV as soon as I realized what was showing.

last2cu said...

Lets see:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Heather Locklear, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone..shall I name more? THEY can't even find work in Hollywood and they have so much talent.. And Kate thinks that she can just waltz..sorry about the pun..right in and be a stahhh? GIVE ME A BREAK!

Misty said...

I am not watching Kate Plus 8. Actually, I now refuse to watch TLC at all. I still just don't understand this. How can TLC even show this program - not just because we are a month past Halloween, past Thanksgiving and in Christmas mode, but because if you even read remotely on the internet blogs, you know that two of the children are already expelled, the corn maze is a total sham, and there is controversy about the dog being brought back for ratings. I mean seriously, does TLC really believe the viewing public (the little that watch this horrid shrew) could be that naive?

Free the Gosselin 8!

expelled said...

Alexis and Collin had to be expelled by the time they were costume shopping, they were the only kids without uniforms on.

Rose said...

When I flipped this episode on, it was at the exact part where Kate was talking about Collin's rebellion and how she's been talking part other parents about it, blah blah blah. I missed the part where she was pointing fingers, but I'm pretty sure she's placing the blame on Jon and the divorce. Gee, Kate, I wonder if your son's recent rebellion has something to do with the fact that you're talking about his behavior on television and telling all of us how you have to constantly remind yourself that he's a good kid underneath it all. Maybe Collin doesn't appreciate the fact that when she does draw him in for a hug and an "I love you", it has to be in front of a camera.

I really don't know what else to say about Kate that hasn't been said already. It's all out there, in plain sight, so anyone who doesn't see it by now is pretty much beyond all good reason. All I can say is that when Kate hugged Collin and said "I love you", and that little voice said "I love you too", it broke my heart. He is so little and so innocent. Of course he loves his mom. He needs her desperately--all eight of those kids do. I just can't see how she can be there for them when she is acting this way, airing all their dirty laundry and keeping nothing private. I keep thinking, when is it going to be enough for Kate? What kind of wake-up call will it take for her to look TLC in the face, order them to turn off the cameras, and demand that they step back to let her family have some privacy? WHAT IS IS GOING TO TAKE?!?!?!?!? If having two of her kindergartners expelled from school isn't some sort of tip-off, then I don't know what is.

Then Kate started talking about how Collin was happy on Halloween, and how that made her feel good. She really has no clue, does she? It doesn't take much to make a six-year-old child happy on Halloween. Candy, pumpkins, corn mazes, playing...it's basically a no-brainer. What I want to know is if Kate has any grasp at all on reality, and if she realizes the weight of what she's going to be handling with those children if she doesn't change things soon. Regardless of how they may be acting right now, it is NOTHING compared to what will be happening 10 or 15 years from now. They're still just babies. I feel so horrible for them and what their futures will look like, and if their parents won't stand up for them, then who can?

sourpatchbaby said...

It doesn't show up under my preview channel. I have Sister Wives and Sara Palin's show. There is one spot with To Be Announced on it. Oh the irony of it all that the only way TLC can get people to tune in to her show is by calling it TBA...

watchdog said...

K8 said she was going to pick up the kids at school and return to Party City. I couldn't help but notice that the two children rumored to have been expelled were not wearing school uniforms. Oops.

One of the younger girls commenting about running away from K8 in the corn maze... "We ran away from her because we thought she was the big, scary monster."

Run, girls, run! Don't look back!

I cannot believe they're bringing that poor dog back into that "Insane Asylum." K8 practically begging the kids to tell her what a wonderful mother she is. That woman has serious issues.

That haunted house wouldn't have scared a 3-year-old. Totally lame. Not much telling what all that junk cost somebody. They must have gotten a "professional pumpkin carver" to carve the kids' names in the pumpkins because there's no way they'd all agree to carve the same thing, and there would have been several meltdowns in the process.

So Cara went as "herself," huh? (Hey, so did "she devil" K8! Do you get the impression she's enjoying all the negative publicity?) Let me guess. There was a meltdown over costumes at Party City, and K8 told Cara she was not going to get a costume.

Cordelia said...

Okay, who else laughed at Khate's costume? She-devil indeed! I only flipped to TLC a few times during commercials, but Kate sure seemed miserable in all the scenes I saw.

The kids were kind of acting like showoffs in their confessionals this episode - really hamming it up for the camera. I in no way mean to say anything negative about the kids. I think it's understandable that they want attention from the camera, given how little they get from Mommie Dearest. Also, seeing the way Khate herself behaves on camera, they are just following suit.

Was really surprised one of the little girls didn't know what a triangle is yet. I knew all my shapes by age three.

so sick of her said...

Saw for a less than a min(was watching NCIS reruns). The trick n treating. Kate is nothing but a liar, she was dressed as a she-devil(that fits her to a t)trick-n-treating with her kids, she looked more like a sex nymph, that is the kind of costume you wear to an adult Halloween party not trick-n-treating with your kids. And wasn't she sleeping in the van? The whole trick-n-treating was staged, I don't know anyone who gives large pieces of candy to kids. It looked like a large bar of Kit-Kat, and Kate said to one of the kids you are not gonna have that. That's when I switched channels. Can't wait to hear the recap.

Lesley said...

I liked the part where Cara, Mady and Joel tried to escape at the corn maze. Good idea, you three! Go for it! Run! Run far, far away!

chocoboat said...

Clearly the show shouldn't be on the air any more, it's affecting the children negatively, and it's simply all about the money now.

That said... I do still get some entertainment out of it, the kids are still cute and fun to watch. A lot of fun moments in this show, Alexis was particularly funny, and Mady was the happiest I've ever seen her. All of the kids were so happy to see Shoka and really enjoyed that haunted house setup.

Kate was mostly her usual "Obey my orders, or I will just yell louder" self... but she did have some nice moments too, especially with Colin. Unfortunate that Colin's problems have to be highlighted for the world to see however. Also... am I a horrible person for mentioning this... but is Cara putting on some weight? Probably just an awkward pre-teenage stage or something... again something that no one would want the entire world to have documented.

BTW one of my favorite things of the recent episodes is seeing how Hannah has separated herself from clinging on to Kate, and she seems so much happier and outgoing now.

Kitty The Dog's Blog said...

Im writing my final psych paper on kate so I did watch - missed the first part because the cable guide info was wrong. My paper is due Wed. so unless I take another psych class (abnormal psych maybe?) i don't think I'll have to watch to research for my papers anymore! I got a 100 on my last paper, so Im hoping for another A so that all this "research" was not just a waste of time.

Rose basically hit the nail on the head when she described Khate pulling Collin aside and commenting on his behavior and then telling him she loved him always and he told her he loved her too. It could have been a lovely moment of encouragement, love, and kindness between him and his mom if a camera were not right there! He knew he was being filmed and his actions beforehand (laughter, happiness) were pointed out and he was pulled aside to get it all on tape instead of her making it a private moment for them. Im not surprised, just sad. Oh, my heart aches for him so. I wish I could be his CASA/GAL (not sure if advocates are CASA's or GAL's in their county - here Im a CASA but two counties north they're GAL's). No matter how many cases I take and my major is social work, so I intend on helping abused children my career, its just not ever enough. I wish I could do more. Im left feeling so sad for them after an epi.

And they did show trick-or-treating. The kids were adorable. Cara did not dress up. They did not show Khate sleeping, but going door to door with the kids, dressed up as....A SHE-DEVIL. Complete with red wig, horns, tight outfit (if I hadn't seen the horns I would have thought it was a regular outfit) and of course, high heels.

MabelD said...

Did you catch the part where she told the kids that now that Shoka is back, they'll have dog chores in addition to the chicken chores? What a wonderful surprise!!! But don't forget to thank Mommy for the "surprise of a lifetime."

Grinch said...

Was really surprised one of the little girls didn't know what a triangle is yet. I knew all my shapes by age three.

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Are you kidding me? My two-year-old knows all of the shapes, and had the shape-sorter ball mastered several months ago. If I put all of the pieces on the floor, and ask him to pick out the circle, the triangle, etc., he knows exactly what is what.

At age 6 1/2 she didn't know what a triangle is? Wow!

Rose said...

"Let me guess. There was a meltdown over costumes at Party City, and K8 told Cara she was not going to get a costume."
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EXACTLY what I was thinking. If you watch them leaving Party City, you'll notice that Cara is walking several steps ahead of them, and she doesn't look happy at all. This was after we saw Kate ordering the kids around, telling them they couldn't be anything that was "too scary" (but of course, Kate could go as a devil). My guess is that Cara picked a costume that Queen Kate simply didn't approve of, Cara got upset, and in the end, she didn't get to have anything at all.

Interesting, too, how nothing at all was said about it...and yet we got to hear all about Collin's recent issues. Could it be because the 10-year-old twins are too old now for Kate to speak for them? If the cameras actually gave Mady and Cara a minute to talk, I'm sure we we'd get an earful. Fortunately for Kate, the tups are, for the most part, still little enough where she can manipulate them and speak on their behalf.

This episode was ALL about Kate, and very little about the children. It's all about how she has to do everything alone, how she has to plan all these at-home projects, how she has to put aside her own opinions on Halloween to let the kids have a good time. Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate. And the little line at the end about how the kids all told her this was their all-time favorite weekend ever? Please. Seriously, the woman says something to this effect with practically every "activity" she does with her kids. She is constantly saying how they hug and thank her every two minutes, how they come up randomly to give her kisses, and how she won "Mom of the Year" for her most recent "surprise" with the dog.

Which leads me to my next question. I need to know...WHO THE HECK is holding onto those dogs and handing them back to Kate whenever she feels like fitting them into her life? She takes them back, she returns them again, and she talks about how she hopes to bring Nala back to the family "eventually", when she gets everything "sorted out". I just don't get where those dogs have been going in the meantime and why Kate is getting away with taking and leaving them whenever she likes. Animals are not pawns who can be bounced from one place to another without a second thought. And what happens in a couple months when Kate decides she no longer wants them, because they don't serve any purpose for her anymore? Will they just go back to the same undisclosed location until the show needs a little ratings boost? Surely you don't expect her to actually keep the dog...it was just something to fill an episode and give the kids reason to spontaneously run and cling to their mother, showering her with hugs and thank yous. See, TLC wants us to think that Kate is this wonderful mother who has earned all this love and affection from her children, but the thing is, nobody bothers to ask the kids about it. It's just a matter of Mommy speaking for them to convenience herself. Yes, we saw them get all excited about the dog and show genuine gratitude toward Kate, but the sad thing is, they are so young and trusting. They are little enough to believe their mom when she says that Shoka is back "for good".

fidosmommy said...

Was really surprised one of the little girls didn't know what a triangle is yet. I knew all my shapes by age three.

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Yet these are the same kids who once asked Mommy what these "triangular thingies" were.
(Doritos)

When will all this be over? Please let the bulb be dimming as we speak.

Kate Don't Rate said...

fidosmommy said...

Was really surprised one of the little girls didn't know what a triangle is yet. I knew all my shapes by age three.

******

Yet these are the same kids who once asked Mommy what these "triangular thingies" were.
(Doritos)

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Ah, Khate gets bit in the butt once again by her own big mouth.

save them g8. said...

really? a triangle. thats sad. i hope it was a tlc scripted moment.

If it was not, i guess they were too busy filming to learn basics.

I hope the judge sees this and makes her pull them of tv.

Gray Goose said...

This was so fake and the time line sucked with no continuity. Alexis says it's the day before Halloween and they are picking out costumes (gee, slapped together ya think??). Then Kate says they can wear their costumes tomorrow at school but Halloween was on a Sunday so that won't fly. Then they slap together a pumpkin patch trip, squeeze in a visit to a pet store and decide to return to the pumpkin patch place and do the corn maze? This could not be the same weekend if the kids had not even gone to school in the costumes yet as was stated, since again, Halloween WAS that weekend! Talk about a slashed budget. TLC does not even bother to shut places down for them anymore. But you can tell Kate was squeezing them for every last drop greedily slapping up decorations in the store she will throw away. What a waste.

Her little quips are so fake and each one speaks to her critics directly, no subtlety there! That re-used bit about how the kids thanked her over and over said right into the camera with irony, etc. So, so fake! This was so slapped together and botched and edited, you can tell they were writing it as probably the last show they expect. Especially considering she mentioned it was how the show started out and they showed old footage.

She mentions Colin's problems in passing with heavy excuses and fails to mention Alexis has the same problems as well. No pep talk to Alexis. Mommy is prbaby not speaking to her. The first line itself was clearly edited with her stilted, read from a script line.."It was the first time I brought ALL the kids to the store AT THE SAME TIME..FOR Halloween costumes" We get it already. You never take your kids out.

Love how she makes it seem like she does all that by herself when the booby guard and helpers were with every step of the way. As if she carried any bags to the basement! The kids behaved like apes. What a pitiful excuse for a show. Those poor, poor kids! Teach them their shapes and stop the filming! (p.s. I did not turn it on but was a captive audience as I was still visiting mom for Thanksgiving and no one comes between mom and her tv!)

Everybody smile RIGHT NOW said...

KATE AND HER GUM

Lancaster County Mom said...

Then Kate says they can wear their costumes tomorrow at school but Halloween was on a Sunday so that won't fly.

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Party City was filmed on Wednesday, October 27, the day before the kids wore their costumes to school. Alexis probably thought that "tomorrow" was Halloween because
Kindergarteners wore their costumes to school on Thursday, October 28. Also, the filming was done the day before the school's Halloween festival which was Thursday night, October 28, so she easily could have been confused about the actual date of Halloween.

They went to the corn maze on Saturday, October 30. The time line works fine.

MiMi to 8 granbabies said...

Didn't anyone feel like I did about Collin? Remember when he had the bowel impaction? He was crying and trying so hard to get her attention. He wanted her, he wanted her. Jon said, "sorry bud, she's busy with picking out furniture" and he just kept saying "my hiney hurts, mommy, my hiney hurts" and he wanted her to help him. His Mom. Oh my God, and then watching this today. She talks to him on that hay bale and tells him she loves him, but there was a distance between them, oh yes, not her grabbing him and really hugging him. She said I love you and he gave the answer that most people say in response I love you too. Well, you missed the boat on this child. Absolutely, when he had that bowel impaction and she ignored him. That was the beginning of him realizing that he did not have his Mom there for him.His father relieved his impaction.

the children being excited about the dog? Isn't it ashamed there also were relatives there for those sad children?

Then Joel? Sick, vomiting and laying on the floor in the laundry room? Who takes a sick child out of their bed and puts them on a cold tile floor? His father put him back in bed.

I don't think she is around the kids much anymore. They have the nannies and their Dad. She runs off to Hollywood and that makes her happy, it shows. When she is home with the children, she is screaming, mean. That show was her visiting her kids with the camera crew.

Maybe she herself is moving to LA in one of those condos so she can try to get more jobs.

Please do not compare her to Meg Ryan and those wonderful actresses. She is not on their level and I'll bet they are not demanding like Katie Irene from Mt. Joy.

I did notice that Cara looked a bit taller and heavier, maybe she is a young lady now and feeling moody and unloved. Remember those days, girls? Your body is changing and where is Mom? Dad is there and Ellen sounds like a good person to have around the children.

The wet tee shirts on the plane. I believe it, since when did she carry extra clothing or sweaters, back packs or jackets. It was very strange. She probably slept and expected everyone else to take care of the little ATMs.

Now, one last comment. Leggings are tights, not slacks and they do not belong on a woman who has carried 8 children in her uterus, unless the woman is wearing a tunic top over them. Kate is not 18 or 28 and she should not run around as the exibitionist she is.

Does she demand the best from TLC? Well she did, let's see what happens. I'll bet she is not getting paid for ET, only SWTS and that is probably filmed/taped.

Oh she makes me angry. Why in the world did God give her 8 children to make money off of? She is not raising them well or even half decently. They are now aping her behavior as recently said in another post.

Brown Bear said...

Save them said,

"I hope the judge sees this and makes her pull them of tv."

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Why? Because one of the kids doesn't know what a triangle looks like? It's not that easy. The judge has ruled that it is Kate's decision whether or not the filming continues. The judge does not make the decision to pull the plug on filming. That's not what it's about. The judge may be absolutely opposed to filming the kids, but he has to interpret the law, and according to the law, Kate has the power to decide if the kids are filmed. Is that what we want to hear? Of course not. But according to court documents, it's the law.

Can't See Sheep said...

Rose said...
What kind of wake-up call will it take for her to look TLC in the face, order them to turn off the cameras, and demand that they step back to let her family have some privacy? WHAT IS IS GOING TO TAKE?!?!?!?!?
___________________________

All well said Rose. As far as what will it take for kate to give her family privacy I see only two things right now. One, TLC cancels the show or two, something terrible happens to kate herself & no I don't wish that on anyone, but the shrew is like the Terminator when it comes to trying to stay on TV, she's not ever going to stop on her own, it's as plain as her fake boobs & orange skin. Her kids are in crisis & not even that's enough.

But I fully believe that if anything unspeakable happened to one of the children, that not even that would stop k8, she & TLC would have their funreal on the show, just like they did with grandpa Duggar. TLC & k8 have proven time & again that neither of them have any taste, class or respect of anyone else's boundaries. It's all about money for both k8 & TLC & to hell with anyone else. If they think for a moment it'll bring them ratings, they'll film it.

As for the dog, do we know that it really is Shoka or is it a look a like TLC picked up. Hopefully the children will not continue to hit the dog with plastic bats like they did when they first had them. K8 is showing how little she thinks of her fans once more when she thinks she can tell them the dogs were away being trained, it does not this long.

A4Eliz said...

J and K have been divorced for over a year and she is trying to blame him for the kids acting out. I don't know if Pensylvania has CASA workers but the G kids sure need one. I don't understand why the judge has not ordered evaluations on these kids, no professional could sign off on how these kids are being raised. They need to be in age-appropriate activities learning to interact with other kids after school, not being taken on staged outings. Especially Collin and Alexis. Doing an aferschool activity would help them learn to socialize with other kids in a more relaxed setting than school.

Aislinn said...

Cordelia said...
"Okay, who else laughed at Khate's costume? She-devil indeed!"

*****

You know what they say about chosing a costume: It shows your fantasies and brings out your true self.

Looking at it that way, is it any surprise Kate chose to be a slutty she-devil?

so sick of her said...

I watch for a few more minutes later. I could not stand the kids high pitched talk or high pitch screeching(they reminded me of the munchkins from Wizard of Oz,they made the same sound) they have been making the same sound for the last 3 years. When they showed that old clip, you could have sworen it was recent. The kids actions have not changed much. They don't know how to sit still. I also saw the basement part and thought GEEZ Kate, are you so cheap, you could not take your kids to a haunted house(and yes, I took my niece to 2 haunted houses when she was 6). The haunted houses around where I live are rated, family, teen etc. all Kate would have to do is call them and ask.(she knows how to talk on the phone). And how embarrassing that was at the pet store, to go on the P.A. and call your kids. Tell me, does anyone here do that? I think they were in a Petsmart, the store is not that big and one can not get lost in. Kate was too lazy to get her kids together, it also shows the kids don't listen to her. Kate has no control over her kids. No wonder they got problems. After all the above I switched channels. I also see that the Duggars lost a lot of viewers(went under 1 million), I wonder if Palins show, took a loss?

Meg_and_Livs_Mom said...

They didn't even air this episode in my area (southern OH). I made a point to check my program guide and sure enough, no Kate! I have service through a major sattelite company....I wonder why it was on in some parts of the country and not here? I'd rather clean my toilets than watch her though so I'm definately not gonna complain!

dj said...

Lancaster County pretty much universally did Halloween on the Friday before this year since they never do Trick-or-Treating on a Sunday.

acertaingirl said...

I swear I heard Aaden say he couldn't read.

Invisible Fence truck sighting during Shoka's reunion.

Hannah (IMO), is beautiful. She seems much happier lately too.

The 6 are really of the "pack mentality". Kate needs to encourage their individuality more.

Colin is an interesting kid - way too concerned about dirty pumpkins (Kate, I'm looking at YOU).

Poor kids - their whole lives are staged.

TLC, you suck - nice schedule juggling to inflate the ratings.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Looking f'ward to seeing the ratings.... hopefully the plummet will continue, resulting in a final farewell to all things Gosselin. It's long over due.

Anna O Muse said...

I watched a clip and noticed Aaden isn't wearing his glasses anymore. Is she keeping him from wearing them so he'll "be perfect" with poor kid not able to see clearly? Or did she get the 6 year old contacts to make it seem like he's "perfect".
The "perfect" comments are taken from the episode when she was complaining she wanted all the kids perfect, but Aaden had to get glasses.

Damage Control said...

team jon baby said...
Ratings: You dont have to worry.

a)only some people have a ratings box.

I hope she doesnt get 1 mil.
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If you don't think that your cable/satellite ratings count, you are mistaken. Every morning at 3am Dish is downloading/updating your box info.

NT said...

Any word on ratings yet? I know it's early but I just thought I would ask. I think the mix up with the tv guide was on purpose. Anyone seeking to watch Sister Wives was tuned into Kate Plus 8. The guide said it was a new show even tho the season finale was last week. I hope the ratings are low.

Damage Control said...

team jon baby said...

Ratings: You dont have to worry.
a)only some people have a ratings box.
I hope she doesnt get 1 mil.
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In addition to my previous post I should have added:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiVo
Privacy concerns

"TiVo collects detailed usage data from units via the telephone line. As units are downloading schedule data, they transmit household viewing habits to TiVo Inc. Collected information includes a log of everything watched (time and channel) and remote keypresses such as fast forwarding through or replaying content.[19] Many users were surprised when TiVo released data on how many users rewatched the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.[20] TiVo records usage data for their own research and they also sell it to other corporations such as advertisers.[21] Nielsen and TiVo have also previously collaborated to track viewing habits. Now TiVo has their own service.

TiVo has three levels of collection data. By default you are in Opt-out status where all usage data is currently aggregated by ZIP code and that they don't track individual viewing habits. Certain optional features and promotions require you to Opt-In, where they will collect individual information for targeted show suggestions or advertising. Users can request that TiVo block the collection of Anonymous Viewing Information and Diagnostic Information from their TiVo DVR"

Also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_video_recorder

"Privacy concerns

Some digital video recorders which are designed to send information to a service provider over a telephone line, Internet, (or any other way) can gather and send real-time data on users' viewing habits."

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To think that you must only be a Nielsen Family to have your viewing habits count is ludicrous.
Big Brother is watching. ;-)

Vanessa said...

Curious as to why now, after how many "seasons" this show has been on, did they do a Halloween episode? I agree with whoever posted about the over-the-top shopping-cartloads filled with just "stuff". Sorry, those kids are WAAAYYYY too fidgety and out of control. The girls, well, like mother, like daughters, so snarky and the rolling of the eyes?? Too much attitude for such a young age, yup, and it's only just begun.

Tami said...

That said... I do still get some entertainment out of it, the kids are still cute and fun to watch.
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No..I'm sorry. Just no. They are no longer cute or fun and have behavior issues that are apparent. The cuteness wore off over a year ago. Now they are just basic kids.

I wonder if this is the end, as signs are pointing to this winding up, will she just ship the dog off again? I believe the dogs coming back was a scripted storyline. She jerked those kids and their emotions around and I believe she will give the dog away again when TLC pulls the plug. Was it even Shoka, or just another dog standing in as Shoka? The word was Nala and Shoka were already adopted out.

Just curious said...

"If you don't think that your cable/satellite ratings count, you are mistaken. Every morning at 3am Dish is downloading/updating your box info."


Can this be verified?

Can't See Sheep said...

Aislinn said...
Cordelia said...
"Okay, who else laughed at Khate's costume? She-devil indeed!"

*****

You know what they say about chosing a costume: It shows your fantasies and brings out your true self.

Looking at it that way, is it any surprise Kate chose to be a slutty she-devil?
________________

I've been saying for sometime that she's is a succubus.:)

Kam L. Tow said...

Lord Help us. Have you seen the new pictures of Kate picking the kids up at the gate yesterday? She has on super tight tights that show all her woman parts. It is really disgusting. With all her TLC money can't she buy normal mom pants. Call her Helen Keller because I can read her lips.

NoUse4Kate said...

Just curious said...

"If you don't think that your cable/satellite ratings count, you are mistaken. Every morning at 3am Dish is downloading/updating your box info."


Can this be verified?

_____________________



All TV providers (direct, comcast, dish, etc) do keep track of your viewing habits. I know with DirecTV you can opt out online when you log into your account and they will no longer collect data about you.

Vanessa said...

It makes me a little sad that Alexis didn't know what a triangle was or that she didn't know how to draw one. Obviously a tutor should have been involved a lot sooner.

Ratings said...

"Now about the ratings, why does it take so damn long for TLC to put them out? Networks typically put out their ratings right away, what's up TLC? Are you sad that Kate sucks so badly? If so, drop her!! It's an easy choice!"

Go to TV By the Numbers. They're the ones who publish the ratings. Where to you find the ratings for the network shows?

No Pain No Gain said...

Khate conveniently forgets and hopes that everyone else does too that she is the one who sat Jon down at the kitchen table and told him it was over. She is the one who filed for divorce. She is one who had an epiphany in a plane somewhere that they were not going to make it. She cannot blame any of that on Jon. Jon would have never left his kids and he would not have been out womanizing if he had a one at home. She is just a terrible mom and a horrible person or is the other way around and oh yeah for her man in waiting, she is a lousy wife.

go away gosselins said...

What I wonder about, are the people in the neighborhoods, who had cameras on Halloween. Surely Steve could not get all the photos. There HAS to be people who have photos of Kate sleeping, or giving Steve-o a little kiss....

motorcitymama said...

I haven't watched this show in ages, but last night we were watching the Palin show and this came on after...and while I've seen her in various magazines, my DH hadn't seen her since she looked like a "mom" and was pretty disgusted by what a plastic surgery nightmare she has become. It was just a funny moment, here's a man who doesn't follow gossip, but it took him all of 30 seconds to assess what was up with KG and turned the channel.

silimom said...

Kam L. Tow said....
Call her Helen Keller because I can read her lips.
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EWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! :-) That's an image I didn't need in my head. Thank you so much!

Shape Sorter said...

It makes me a little sad that Alexis didn't know what a triangle was or that she didn't know how to draw one. Obviously a tutor should have been involved a lot sooner.

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This, to me, is absolutely mind-boggling. A 6 1/2 year old doesn't know what a triangle is. By age three, four at the latest, a child should know squares, ovals, circles, rectangles and triangles, with the more difficult, like hexagons, octagons, coming a bit later, but not as late as 6 1/2!

Granted, not every child is the same, and some learn at a much slower pace, but there is something wrong there. Kate should put one of those nifty Tupperware shape-sorting balls on her Christmas list!

Hippie Chick said...

Ratings said...
Go to TV By the Numbers. They're the ones who publish the ratings. Where to you find the ratings for the network shows?

That IS where I/we usually go. (I go here to check my favorite shows. Kate's is NOT on that list BTW) I haven't checked her show cause I frankly don't care. This is just typical. It usually takes a couple days for TLC to post K+8's #'s. It's strange. It's like they're hiding something, or ashamed...

PatK said...

Kam L. Tow said...
Lord Help us. Have you seen the new pictures of Kate picking the kids up at the gate yesterday? She has on super tight tights that show all her woman parts. It is really disgusting. With all her TLC money can't she buy normal mom pants. Call her Helen Keller because I can read her lips.

11/29/2010 9:30 AM

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I'm now wiping my drink off my monitor. LOL

Gray Goose said...

Party City was filmed on Wednesday, October 27, the day before the kids wore their costumes to school. Alexis probably thought that "tomorrow" was Halloween because
Kindergarteners wore their costumes to school on Thursday, October 28. Also, the filming was done the day before the school's Halloween festival which was Thursday night, October 28, so she easily could have been confused about the actual date of Halloween.

They went to the corn maze on Saturday, October 30. The time line works fine.

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No, it doesn't. They had the last thing they did that weekend as trick or treating. They did not go to the maze or anything else after trick or treating. It was all contrived and phony and I'm shocked anyone would think it was a continuous timeline at all!

Laurie said...

I have Directv and if you don't want them to collect info on your viewing habits sign on to your account and go to:
1. My Profile
2. My Privacy Settings
3. Select OPT-OUT

You will get an email telling you that your settings have been changes. I don't watch K+8, but if I do, it won't be counted.

ding ding the witch is still on tv said...

If they did repeat Pre-K for reasons other then filming

Why didn`t a teacher see the issues with Alexis. I feel bad for the poor child. I hope they get her the help she needs to get caught up.

Angel1 said...

Just curious said...

"If you don't think that your cable/satellite ratings count, you are mistaken. Every morning at 3am Dish is downloading/updating your box info."


Can this be verified?

_____________________



All TV providers (direct, comcast, dish, etc) do keep track of your viewing habits. I know with DirecTV you can opt out online when you log into your account and they will no longer collect data about you.

___________________________________


How, exactly does my satellite dish transmit information back to the provider? It's a receiver, not a transmitter.
I don't meant the question in a snarky way, just curious.

Protect8 said...

Those poor little children. They look so sad and then when the camera is on them they are instantly hyper, overacting, completely unsure of themselves. Their confusion is, especially the three boys, palpable.

Through the older girls, the younger ones are surely well aware it isn't just kids at school who make fun of them, but that adults all over the country write nasty, mean and hateful comments about how they act, what they look like and criticize their speech. This abiity to objectify children to this extent is actually similar to how Kate followers object children.

And they are just six years old. They are innocents as are their older sisters who have been exploited and demeaned by the single person who should protect them.

It is true that the sextuplets appear to be much younger in social, physical and speech development. But this is how TLC and Kate needs them to be to make money. I'm surprised that a school of the caliber that they attended could not help them move forward in terms helping them reach the maturity level of others their age.

Ovet the weekend I read an old book, The Dionne Years by Pierre Berton, pub./ 1977. I know this comparison has been made since the Gosselins first hit the air, but it is especially interesting to revisit it now that the Goseelin family has self destructed. It was very eerie how closely the story of the Dionne quintuplets resembles the Gosselins if you consider Dr. Dafoe to be the role of TLC and Kate Gosselin. Difference is, Dr. Dafoe seemed to truly love and care fo the Dionne girls.

The Dionnes also wrote about their tragic upbringing related to being sold for public viewing in "We Were Five."

With the latest disturbing and sad news about two of the Gosselin children being removed from school because of an inability to properly socialize with other children their age, one can consider that the outcome for the Gosselin children could likely be similar to the tragic outcome for the Dionnes.

Though I believe reality television is an innappropriate venue for any child under 18, and that damage has been done to hundreds of children as a result of shows like Wife Swap, the treatment of the Gosselin children by their mother and TLC has to be the worst.

Michelle said...

When will TLC realize that just because she birthed 8, count em 8, kids, it doesn't mean she is a mother. She is merely a woman who gave birth to a litter of kids, lied to a million people, begged like a pan handler, stole the youth of her children and gets paid for it. So many in this country are so incredibly tired of her and her litter. Please stupid woman, give those kids and their house to the father that WANTS to take care of them and you go live in an apartment in NYC. There's still time to save the 8.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Lord Help us. Have you seen the new pictures of Kate picking the kids up at the gate yesterday? She has on super tight tights that show all her woman parts. It is really disgusting."
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Kathy Griffin refers to this as 'full camel toe' ;-) Sad that anyone dresses in such a tacky way, but a woman K8G's age who chooses this look is just PATHETIC and delusional.

I find it hilarious that K8G apparently sees herself as such a sexy vixen, while her voice alone is enough to make most men 'duck and cover'.

BLECH.

NoUse4Kate said...

Angel1 said...

How, exactly does my satellite dish transmit information back to the provider? It's a receiver, not a transmitter.
I don't meant the question in a snarky way, just curious.


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It's not snarky. I don't know exactly how they do it, but you are hooked up to a line with your box(es). They are able to retrieve info on what movies you ordered, you can upgrade services, etc. without calling the office. I imagine that the info is stored on the strip of the card. I know that we were told years ago when we signed up that they do dial into your box regularly and can tell what you have watched. Kind of creepy, but most technology is these days. :/

Kat - Ruthie-dos.blogspot.com said...

okay... so after watching the episode from last night (I did on youtube only because I wanted to see how much the kids had changed and see if Kate was maybe starting to treat them more kindly), I had to rush over here and just vent to all of you who understand my rage at Kate (many times also Jon for his parts, but mostly Kate)

Okay... while I totally get having rules about masks, weapons, or not wanting to dress a child in a way that will just utterly terrify younger kids, what the HECK is it with her need to control their costumes?

She couldn't just tell them that they were going to pick costumes... leaving it unsaid that OF COURSE a parent can say no if it's too revealing or one of my other things above comes into it, but she has to IMMEDIATELY throw out the warning that all costumes have to meet her approval.

And she acts like she's doing them this huge favor... taking them to the store to pick costumes... hello! why hadn't she taken a day before and pulled each one to the side and ASKED them quietly and with all the time in the world (because we know she has help) what they each wanted to be. Then, if they needed to go to the store for them, fine... figure out which store (does it have to be the obvious sponsor Party City, who by the way, is one of the most expensive places where I live for costumes?)... what about letting the kids have the option of making a costume (how cute would it have been for all the tups to be crayons... easy to make with felt... of different colors in a previous year?

And why wait to the last minute, ensuring a photo op, sure, but it would have saved sanity and ensured a wider choice to take them earlier.

And then she spent more time on her own costume than the kids... and most of with the kids was telling them no or telling them what she would LET them be.... so silly. I felt for collin. I would have loved to have him at my house with my boys... who also loved dressing scary this year... we did it so inexpensively, too... we used older shirts, bought makeup, fake blood, and some accessories, and made them look good and dead... and no one was scared of them...

the silliness of the blatant lie about having never carved a pumpkin before was just beyond.. we've seen this woman in one of the first specials with Jon and the kids as babies carving pumpkins... no way are we gonna believe this load of total POOP she's dishing us.

Then she is "the best mom" for bringing back one of the kids' dogs that she took away? Really? she would have been better to have researched and made a responsible choice in dogs from the get go... since she obviously didn't have it in her to raise puppies and train them, she should have not bought them, instead, opting for full grown dogs that were already trained...

Proud Grandma said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"Lord Help us. Have you seen the new pictures of Kate picking the kids up at the gate yesterday? She has on super tight tights that show all her woman parts. It is really disgusting."

I haven't been able to find these pics. Can you tell me where they can be found? I checked out ROL and INF or whatever. Thank you.

StuckinBed said...

Kat -Ruthie-Dos...okay... so after watching the episode from last night (I did on youtube only because I wanted to see how much the kids had changed and see if Kate was maybe starting to treat them more kindly)
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Odd request from me, but you could post the link. I want to watch, as I am home from school recovering from wisdom teeth surgery and I can't watch nick jr and talk shows all day, but I don't want to give the show any more viewers. Thanks in advance!

so sick of her said...

Did anyone catch, in the basement, all the expensive exercise equiptment? There was a tread mill, punching bag, some other exercise thing.

StuckinBed said...

oops, i meant to say "could you," not "you could." Don't want it to sound like a demand (because i'm not kate gosselin, I ask nicely =P)

henpecked said...

"Lord Help us. Have you seen the new pictures of Kate picking the kids up at the gate yesterday? She has on super tight tights that show all her woman parts. It is really disgusting."

"Kathy Griffin refers to this as 'full camel toe' ;-) "
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Maybe Kate needs "Camel Tame":

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/camel-tame/1261521/

lindahoyt said...

So, do you 'spose that Kate allowed her children to attend the "Halloween Festival" at the school? I suppose she did not; which is why she tried to "make it up" to the kids by having a "spook house" in their own basement.

Hey, here's a thought: why not allow them to interact with other kids and either go to another haunted house with friends....or even invite the school over to her huge house to do the "events" with other kids? These things are always more fun with other kids. Kate could share her wealth, and be generous to others while her kids entertain other kids and perhaps learn to be a friend, right in their home; under their controlling mother's eyes!

Her insistance that those kids do everything only with her and the hired film crew, is not normal. It is harmful to the children, and I hope that Jon brings this up to the judge. That Kate is smothering them, and not allowing them to interact with other children, to learn how to be part of a society. Kate is handicapping the children; making them unsociable, and inept in interpersonal relationships.

I pray that the judge sees that Kate is a sick woman who needs help; and the children need to be removed from her custody. Of course the kids need to be with their mother, but she is unable to make good decisions for their welfare. She should not be the parent in charge of their lives at all. She should not be the custodial parent. Actually, grandma should be in charge.

Angel1 said...

Angel1 said...

How, exactly does my satellite dish transmit information back to the provider? It's a receiver, not a transmitter.
I don't meant the question in a snarky way, just curious.


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It's not snarky. I don't know exactly how they do it, but you are hooked up to a line with your box(es). They are able to retrieve info on what movies you ordered, you can upgrade services, etc. without calling the office. I imagine that the info is stored on the strip of the card. I know that we were told years ago when we signed up that they do dial into your box regularly and can tell what you have watched. Kind of creepy, but most technology is these days. :/

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I don't have a phone line hooked up to the boxes. Actually, we don't even have a landline anymore. Even when we had a landline, we didn't have it hooked up, because one of the technicians told us a long time ago that the only way they can see what you're watching is through the phone line, so if you're not plugged in they can't see. I was just wondering if that's still the case. I'm not watching Khate anymore, but if curiosity ever got the best of me, I don't want my viewing to add to her numbers in any way.

Nina said...

Usually the people who are counted are on DVRs if they aren't Nielsen family. They can communicate with the local provider. I know I signed a release that they could track my viewership. It isn't mine personally but as an aggregate of how many people watched which show and also how many watched within x days.

SoK said...

There's no way in hell I would watch K8--what a fool, but what I do want to know is what was the big surprise in the garage on last night's show? The dogs? Who would want to watch her Halloween show right during the Christmas season?--that was so one month ago. After Palin was over I turned the TV off. What a biotch.

Leigh Ann said...

Kate could share her wealth, and be generous to others while her kids entertain other kids and perhaps learn to be a friend, right in their home; under their controlling mother's eyes!
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Kate doesn't know how to share like that. She's one of those people who is fine to help "the poor people" from a distance but doesn't want to rub elbows with them. She'll write a check or give some food to the food pantry, but she's not about to serve food at a soup kitchen. And she's not going to have a bunch of kids over to her house and have to show them a good time. I can't see any good reason not to. My daughter can't have friends over often because my husband works from home, the house isn't that big and he needs the quiet. But on nice days, neighborhood kids will come over and play outside and she'll have someone over on a weekend. Kate just doesn't want anyone on the other side of her moat.

Lynnn said...

Did anybody notice the "Christmas" tree/lights when she opened the front door to leave with the kids?

Jane in CA said...

Leigh Ann said:
She'll write a check or give some food to the food pantry, but she's not about to serve food at a soup kitchen
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I doubt Kate would even give that much. The only thing I know she "donated" was an item that was donated to her in the first place and didn't cost her a thing - the pink scooter.

Unless she garnered some publicity or a tv appearance from doing so, Kate won't donate a thing. It's hers, all hers.

WallyWinnie said...

The pumpkins down the basement were not the pumkins that the kids picked out themselves at the patch. They were the ones that some "helper" or "crew" carved each persons name on. (paid no doubt)

The ones they showed them carving outside did not have the perfect names on them like the ones in the basement. I thought I noticed that all the kids names had lights in them, yet Kates pumpkin was dark. They panned over to it a second time even.

Um, I think that was a symbol that Kates lights are OUT! haha

CAStudioGirl said...

Of course the kids need to be with their mother, but she is unable to make good decisions for their welfare. She should not be the parent in charge of their lives at all. She should not be the custodial parent. Actually, grandma should be in charge.


This is one of the many huge problems facing these kids and anyone who might try to "un-publicize" these children. Their Grandmothers might be wonderful women in terrific physical shape, but the sad fact seems to be that they know no more about these kids than the average viewer. Their mother has worked very hard to exclude any family from 'approaching the throne or speaking directly to the ATM's (couldn't risk the possibility that someone might validate their feelings in a way that wasn't beneficial to the production). They need to be treated and validated as eight individuals. A great deal of their suffering comes from the continuous sale of them as a unit - a homogenous commodity. It is becoming crystal clear despite desperate efforts to cover it up, that some of the kids have learning difficulties, and some have behavioral difficulties and some have no patience left for the life they've been living. The matchy-matchy is fraying at the seamy-seamy. Though not innocent in the inital crime, it does appear that their father recognizes their unique qualities and oh wait... appreciates those differences as wonderful. They need more folks in their life that will help them to see themselves as a unique part of an uniquely constructed family. I don't think all the kings horses and all the kings men can hold this together much longer. Americans really don't like to feel guilty more than most other emotions - and even slow thinking folks are coming to the realization that morbid curiosity DID have a cost and a role in this disaster and that the victims are very young children.

Leigh Ann said...

I doubt Kate would even give that much. The only thing I know she "donated" was an item that was donated to her in the first place and didn't cost her a thing - the pink scooter.
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She talked about the time she wrote a check to donate for something or other even though they couldn't really afford it and then received a gift card in the same amount. That was back when they really didn't have money and really were dependent on the toilet paper that miraculously showed up. And all those clothes the kids get donated that they aren't allowed to get dirty, she puts in a yard sale and all that money is donated. Yeah, the clothes were free, but she could just as easily keep the money. And I know we sell things we didn't pay for. A bunch of those toys I put the consignment twice a year were gifts from other people. So I'm not going to fault her for that. Hannah's hair went to Locks of Love (half of it, anyway). One hands-on thing they did do was to take a check to the Ronald McDonald House where they stayed when the six babies were in the hospital. And, yes, I believe she would have done that if there hadn't been cameras following her. I believe the lemonade stand to raise money for the fire department was Jon's idea.

Nina said...

Kate only donate the profit from the televised yard sale to charity. The ones she's had on her own she has kept the money. Giving when it's for the sake of producing an episode, isn't giving to me. It's giving a small amount in exchange for a large paycheck.

Jon will know if it is Shoka or not... said...

Kate give a donation? What else has she given besides the pink scooter? She gave the kids clothes that were basically stain free and all the clothes that her church gave her to consignment shops. As greedy as she is?

Netrony? has a new scathing article about kate saying that she goes on tv crying about her bills and the lady who wrote the article wants to know why she dropped her kids off with Jon and immediately went to get a mani-pedi and a spray on tan. She was complaining that kate should cut back on expenses and her mani-pedis and spray tans!

I feel so bad for those kids. You know they will not interview the twins. They speak their mind.

The court day is tomorrow. Please pray that He will interviene and let Jon have more time with the kids.

lukebandit

Denise said...

I thought it was interesting that Kate used a check for her donation and yet received a gift card.
Gift cards are anonymous - she wanted the recipient to KNOW who the money they received came from.

IDModo said...

CA Studio Girl said: Actually, the grandma should be in charge.

If she meant Jon's mother, maybe so.But I don't think that giving custodial rights to the very same mother that raised Kate would make any sense at all.

There is a reason why Kate is dysfunctional and my personal belief is that it is rooted in her upbringing.

Jon, as the other parent and the one who has shown the most parenting skills, should have custody of the children IMO.

TeflonTootsie said...

What court date and why are they having it?
Don't expect too much in the way of earth-shattering changes, IMO.
I have given up lately. K8 is "Teflon" to me; to me that means someone who does NOT reap what they sow; in a bad way that is. They just seem to ALWAYS land on their feet. I dont' understand it and never will. I guess someday I will ask God (If I meet Him , that is lol) I have known SEVERAL ppl like K8 and always have wondered : "why?" !

CamelCutie said...

And btw: I just learned the term "camel-toe" a few weeks ago and I am 49 yrs old! Hilarious. I cannot fathom why a grown woman would WANT such a thing to be seen out in pubic,,ooops I mean PUBLIC. WHat is the allure?
I asked DH about this and he , too, could not imagine what man would find that alluring or sexy or classy or anything of that nature. Kind of akin to someone bending over and you having to witness their bum-cleft. Yuck!

CAStudioGirl said...

Just for clarity - I didn't say the Grandma should be in charge (that was a previous post that I quoted). I don't think either Grandma would be ideal in the situation the kids are currently in. Once their lives have been put back on track and they are close to being able to live ordinary lives - it would be *wonderful* if they had lots of family members in their lives. But I don't think their grandparents could possibly cope with untangling the mess their little lives are in.

Don't touch, she is poison said...

Yes, I found it interesting that a show about children, with children, about Halloween was on late at night, on a Sunday night. Central Coast time was 9 pm.. Most children their ages are in bed, asleep.

Enjoyed Palin's Alaska, no politics, but a great history lesson about that big state up there and how the people live. And it is about family, not makeup, clothes, etc.

Kate sits on that sofa, a set provided by TLC, and waxes poetic about her beliefs and what she will sacrifice for her children. Sad.

I'm sure Jon provided a wonderful dinner for the children, his relatives and Ellen's relatives provided all the goodies associated with Thanksgiving. So the children ate well. Mom was home with the children for exactly 24 hrs, turned the children over to Jon. Yes, she did the tan, mani pedi and then went to NY. I believe the rest of SWTS is being filmed in Ct. I may be wrong about that. Should be interesting if she had to fly back to LA for ET, but I maybe think that last week was her last week at the studio.

Notice that Barbara Walters has not had her own since last Fall. Poison.

God Bless those children tomorrow with the Judge's decision. Just hope Jon has a good lawyer speaking for him. I'm almost sure Kate doesn't show up and her lawyer speaks on behalf of her. She does think she knows the rulings, she could be surprised, let's hope so.

Tami said...

A bunch of those toys I put the consignment twice a year were gifts from other people. So I'm not going to fault her for that. Hannah's hair went to Locks of Love (half of it, anyway).
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I make a point to donate stuff if it was given to me. I have things that a neighbor once gave me in a bag of clothes for my son and when he outgrows one of them I'll donate it. If I paid good money for it, I'll usually try to consign so I can buy something to replace it. As for the hair, she should have donated it all. She does not need that hair! What a creep.

Shudders at Kate's Odacity said...

To CamelCutie's post: On ET's online video of Kate and Mary Hart in the audience of DWTS, Kate is horrifically displaying her pubic area in her beige silk dress. It was so bad, that the next shot of them showed her with an ivory coat on.....covering the nauseating area up. That's the video where she is cackling with her mouth gaped WIDE open, so one can see all of her horse teeth, clear to the back molars. UGH. "Shudders with repulsion."

Lancaster County Mom said...

If they did repeat Pre-K for reasons other then filming

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They didn't repeat Pre-K. They went to Pre-School at a church-related school, and instead of going from there to Kindergarten like they should have, they were put into the Pre-K program at the school they are now attending because they weren't ready for Kindergarten. When they finished the Pre-K program, they went into full-time Kindergarten where they are now.

The timeline:

"No, it doesn't. They had the last thing they did that weekend as trick or treating. They did not go to the maze or anything else after trick or treating."

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They picked out their costumes on the 27th; went to the corn maze on the 30th; and went trick or treating that night. I'm not sure what doesn't work with that timeline. I'm sorry, but I guess I'm not understanding your concern.

"Lancaster County pretty much universally did Halloween on the Friday before this year since they never do Trick-or-Treating on a Sunday."

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They don't live in Lancaster County.

tlcsucks said...

Vanessa said...
Curious as to why now, after how many "seasons" this show has been on, did they do a Halloween episode? I agree with whoever posted about the over-the-top shopping-cartloads filled with just "stuff".

They've done Halloween before on J&K+8 with a pumpkin farm visit, pumpkin carving, etc when the kids were toddlers. It seems from all reports of the show looking slapped together at the last minute, that they were desperate for an episode. Kate had previously refused to celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating, but like many of her other beliefs appears she threw that one to the wind for the almighty dollar.

No Pain No Gain said...

I would imagine on the satellite/cable situation they know what is streaming. They may not calculate who watched what but they are sure to know what they were sending out. The Neilsen's garner the information about households and age and so forth and they probably do a statistical math equation to figure in for the rest of their numbers. That's what I can gather from it.

Leigh Ann said...

I make a point to donate stuff if it was given to me. I have things that a neighbor once gave me in a bag of clothes for my son and when he outgrows one of them I'll donate it. If I paid good money for it, I'll usually try to consign so I can buy something to replace it. As for the hair, she should have donated it all. She does not need that hair! What a creep.

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She should have donated all that hair. Keeping one braid was weird. A small lock for the scrapbook would have reasonable. What's she going to do with a whole braid?

And Kate donated the money from the clothes she sold so what's the issue? I think it would have been easier just to donate the stuff, but charities do need cash and I'm sure those like-new designer clothes brought in some good money. As for me, I put nearly everything (whether we bought it or it was a gift) in a consignment sale. It allows other middle class people to buy nice things at a reasonable price and the 30% the church gets helps them with their ministries. And as a seller you get a little money to maybe buy something new for a change. And at the end of the sale the stage is piled high in unsold clothes, toys, baby gear, etc., to go to a charity if the seller chooses. So everyone wins. Then other people would rather donate it all, get the tax deduction and skip the hassle of selling. Or just pass it all along to a friend. There's nothing wrong with any of those choices.

Marji said...

The show wasn't aired in my area. I e-mailed some friends in other states to check their listings and 2 of them said it wasn't shown there either. So evidently there are only some of its markets where enough people still watch Kate that it's profitable to air the show. My suspicion is TLC is fulfilling some contractual obligation to sponsors, in the minimalist way possible. That's supported by the fact they re-ran the episode only once, the same day at midnight, but it isn't on the schedule for reruns again. And the Alaska episode has also not been shown in reruns. If I were a betting gal I'd bet the show is just about done.

Vanessa said...

The tide is turning. This morning on my homepage a blurp about how Kate is sad and lonely. But, hold on a minute, the story goes on to say that this is karma, that you reap what you sow, that she's alienated everyone including her family. Her only confidente is her "paid" friend, the bodyguard, who is married with 2 kids. You'd never have seen something like this a year ago in "celebrity" news.

Run don't walk said...

Not sure if this has been posted yet or not, according to Radaronline, Steve now lives in Kate's basement!?!
"Her bodyguard Steve Neild is the closest person to her, but he's married with two kids of his own.

"Steve lives in the basement of her home and he accompanies Kate everywhere, but they strongly deny that there is anything going on between them despite the fact that they have taken trips to Alaska and to Mexico together."
here is the link
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/exclusive-kate-gosselin-sad-lonely-insider-says

I find it hard to believe that Steve is living in that house and that we have not heard about it until now. This has to really confuse the children.

Lorrie said...

On the way to work this morning, I heard the DJ saying that Barbara Walters has come out with her "Most Fascinating" list for 2010. I'm sure everyone remembers that Kate was on the list in 2009. Amazing to me that in one short year, the tide has turned SO much.

While she might have been unpopular in some circles back then, the mainstream media mostly talks about her with utter CONTEMPT now. (Save for the dingalings at ET and People). People have finally wised up!

Now, more and more, Jon is written about in a more flattering light. Remember how he was crucified in the media last year? It seems his gag order was the best thing that could've happened to him. Kate was given all the rope she needed, and she hanged herself. She's got no one to blame for the public's perception of her but herself.

Leigh Ann said...

I thought it was interesting that Kate used a check for her donation and yet received a gift card.
Gift cards are anonymous - she wanted the recipient to KNOW who the money they received came from.
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She got the gift card in the mail after she sent the donation. She had no idea she was going to get "replacement money" when she made that donation. That was the point of her telling the story. Back in the days when they were really struggling she was telling how something would appear just at the time they really needed it.

Leigh Ann said...

f she meant Jon's mother, maybe so.But I don't think that giving custodial rights to the very same mother that raised Kate would make any sense at all.
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Lots of people screw up their own kids and then do a fantastic job with the grandkids they end up raising. And Kevin turned out OK, didn't he? Sometimes you do everything right as a parent and some kid still turns out screwed up one way or another. As a mother once told me of her son who was in jail when I worked for a newspaper "I raised 14 kids and he's the only one that's ever been in any trouble".

Leigh Ann said...

They didn't repeat Pre-K. They went to Pre-School at a church-related school, and instead of going from there to Kindergarten like they should have, they were put into the Pre-K program at the school they are now attending because they weren't ready for Kindergarten. When they finished the Pre-K program, they went into full-time Kindergarten where they are now.
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Well I'm confused. Everywhere I've lived kids go to pre-school at three (if they go), pre-k at four and kindergarten at five. Why did the Gosselin kids go to pre-school at four (that first year) instead of pre-k? I never heard of anyone going from pre-school to kindergarten. Did they have to test for pre-k and didn't pass that so they went to pre-school instead? That's the only reason I can think of for four-year-olds to be in pre-school.

Judy said...

Did anyone notice the bottom of Cara's shirt when they were shopping? It said "I am free." Is this referring to the "free Cara" postings?

SusieQ said...

I watched ET last night and there was NO mention of Skating with the Stars or of Kate doing any interview. At the end of the show when they talked about what's coming up tomorrow there was again NO mention of either. Perhaps she is going down along with the Skating show..or maybe she is draging the skate show down with her!

Button Button said...

I did a little "surfing" on the net this AM. Had some extra time. There are quite a few blogs featuring the Undevine Ms Gosselin. Some are anti, some are pro. BUT some scalded my eyeballs.

Whew... Mods, so glad you have specified we watch profanity here. I am stunned at some of the language adult women use.

Tami said...

And Kate donated the money from the clothes she sold so what's the issue? I think it would have been easier just to donate the stuff, but charities do need cash and I'm sure those like-new designer clothes brought in some good money
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BUT she only did that one time! FOr the televised garage sale. Every other time she makes her kids keep everything perfect so she can haul it into consignment shops. Yes, she has been seen many times going to them to re-sell. I do find that very wrong on many levels. THey have been living off freebies for years and years and all those clothes were free from gymboree, etc, that she was selling. Then there are families living on one military salary like mine and we do NOT get everything handed to us, but I'll bet most people if given freebies once in a while from a frind or whatever, will turn around and donate that item when it is not needed--and not try to sell it.

K8STFU said...

Leigh Ann-

The problem many have with K8 and her "donations" is that they do not come from the heart. She contributes to causes for the sole purpose of filming an episode.

IIRC, her garage sale netted a few thousand dollars. At that time, she was reportedly making over $75k per epi, so she still made money. Oh, and don't forget what an absolute b*tch she was the entire time ( I still laugh about the sign that said PRODCEEDS).

The St Jude epi was worse, and my last. She treated Nana Janet like an unwelcome houseguest, she gave terminally ill children her book and DVD, she was rude and dismissive to the woman giving the tour, and she had the audacity to compare her pregnancy bedrest with that of a very ill child.

Has she every TRULY given back for all she has so generously received ?

Lancaster County Mom said...

Well I'm confused. Everywhere I've lived kids go to pre-school at three (if they go), pre-k at four and kindergarten at five. Why did the Gosselin kids go to pre-school at four (that first year) instead of pre-k? I never heard of anyone going from pre-school to kindergarten. Did they have to test for pre-k and didn't pass that so they went to pre-school instead? That's the only reason I can think of for four-year-olds to be in pre-school.

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It's confusing because of different schools. They didn't go from pre-school to Kindergarten. They went from pre-school to Pre-K. The pre-school was a church pre-school. I guess their parents chose that one because it was close, and it was church-affiliated. They should have gone from there to Kindergarten at their current school. When they applied at their current school for Kindergarten, it was determined (through testing) that they weren't ready for Kindergarten because it is an academically accelerated Kindergarten class. Therefore, last year they were put into the Pre-K class at the school (part-time) to get them ready for Kindergarten. Obviously, two of them weren't ready enough.

dustilies said...

Lancaster County Mom wrote:

Therefore, last year they were put into the Pre-K class at the school (part-time) to get them ready for Kindergarten. Obviously, two of them weren't ready enough.

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I just have to say, though many of us have said it before, that KG's neglect of and disregard for her children's education is mindboggling.

I'd bet good money that at the end of last school year the Gs were given a progress reporton each child, with concerns about at least two of the tups and their readiness for K. Does Mom focus the summer on addressing any behavioral or academic problems the teachers have identified? No, she drags the kids hither, thither, and yon on trips with no educational or psychological value whatsoever.


I am a college professor, so education is pretty much the center of my world. I'd like to applaud the Gosselins for getting their kids into an excellent school. But K acts like she thinks that's all that is required of her. They are preemies and sextuplets--they are a very rare sibling group, and they need special, creative, energetic parenting.

*head desk*

I could go on and on--but I'll go back to grading papers now. That is all.

Leigh Ann said...

It's confusing because of different schools. They didn't go from pre-school to Kindergarten. They went from pre-school to Pre-K.
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That's the way it ended up. But they went to pre-school two years ago, were screened for K last year and only went into pre-k because some didn't pass the screening. If they'd all passed they'd have gone to kindergarten last year -- right after pre-school. So I wonder why at age four they were put in pre-school and not pre-k. Unless the church school was just calling pre-k pre-school and it was the same level of instruction. I wonder if the other kids (at the church school) were 3-4 or 4-5.

I hope Collin and Alexis really get the help they need. They need to catch up, they're already a year older than everyone in their grade, if they have to repeat K next year, they'll be two years older and that'll cause all kinds of issues down the line. But if they have a good tutor and get the emotional help they need maybe it'll work out. And it sounds like the others are doing fine.

maggie said...

Kate's lastest episode rating is the lowest EVER!! 1.302 million is the ratings number. And think how low it would have been without TLC trickery.

And Kate was not mentioned tonight or last night on Entertainment Tonight. Remember Kate was suppose to be their correspondent. Well, Kate did not cover this week. And hopefully she will not cover any more of the remaining 3 shows of Skating with the Stars.

Brummygirl said...

Well that's one million too many!!

Can't See Sheep said...

dustilies said...
Does Mom focus the summer on addressing any behavioral or academic problems the teachers have identified? No, she drags the kids hither, thither, and yon on trips with no educational or psychological value whatsoever.
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My bet is that k8 expects the schools to do everything. If TLC would have made an episode of k8 helping the children with their studies, then she would have assisted them, but only for that episode. She really does seem to want as little to do with her kids as possible & appears to have very little interest at all in their wellbeing. so long as they can show up for work, that's all that seems to matter.

By sending the kids home the school put the problem back in k8's lap & she will then foist them off on someone else. I doubt she will do anything with them personally other than scream at them & how bad they're making her look. She really is disgusting & these children are seriously getting ripped off on their start in life. The start they've gotten in life is like shooting yourself in the leg before you start the marathon, their mom is a serious handicap to their future wellbeing.

roxane said...

Okay my highlights:

1.Aaden: "I don't know how to read" (kate turn off the camera and help your son learn how to read, instead of filming him on a boat,sitting in his vomit)

2.Alexis:"Cleopatra was a princess"( kate turn off the cameras and take this opportunity to tell Alexis and her siblings about Cleopatra, the queen of Egipt-of Greek origin, children love stories like this if explained at their level))

3.Kate(to Alexis): You should know what a triangle is by now(no, kate,her mother should have thought her what a triangle is by now)

4.Kate first shrieked at Collin in the store when he tried to eat the dog treat,then probably remembered cameras were there and there is a divorce hearing soon and became nice...Collin looked so sad by the time she said "It's okay honey"

5.Exposing Collin's private feelings yet respecting Alexis' privacy(why not protect both kate, tell me again,why are GIRLS more worthy then BOYS?)

DISGUSTING EPISODE(these are the snippets I saw on youtube)

Leigh Ann said...

No, she drags the kids hither, thither, and yon on trips with no educational or psychological value whatsoever.
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I don't really know what you mean by psychological value but their trips had all kinds of educational value, Kate just isn't smart enough to take advantage of it. Liberty Island is a National Park and the kids could have done the Junior Ranger program and earned their badges. My daughter has done several and it really brings out the education aspect in a very fun way. When they were driving around in that open-topped bus, they could have been learning all about the area they were driving through and looking at landmarks, but Kate was too busy talking about ostrich boogies and waving at the other buses. And lets not even talk about the trip to Chinatown -- Asian writing? In Alaska they had the best opportunity to learn all about whales firsthand, but she was to busy squealing and screaming. I'm sure the guide on the trip had all kinds of information and they could have read some books beforehand to prepare for the adventure. When they were at the sled dog place they could have learned all about the Iditarod and the original life-saving race, just how far it is from Anchorage to Nome and all about caring for and training dogs. But I'm sure she didn't take that opportunity. The camping trip could have been a wonderful learning and family bonding experience but Kate stomped out on that. The kids don't seem to be benefiting educationally from these trips but that's only because their mother doesn't know how to take opportunities to teach them even when they are smack in the middle of the situation.

lindahoyt said...

Didn't she have a coupon for that Halloween stuff? I know the store puts out coupons. WHERE WAS THE COUPON!!!!

readerlady said...

People often ask me why I don't renew my teaching credentials and go back to teaching instead of volunteering as a classroom monitor. Parents like Khate are the main reason. They do nothing to teach their children the basics of personal care, behavior, socialization or age-appropriate knowledge. Then, when the kids get to school and behave like wild animals, get into trouble, fail to keep up with their peers academically it's all the teacher's fault.The teachers are too lazy/stupid/spoiled/overpaid/ you name it - to teach their kids. Unfortunately, Khate isn't the only parent to believe that it's all the school's responsibility, and all the school's failure when the children don't perform to expectations.

Mom said...

1.302 million viewers.
0.9/1 HH,
0.5/1 A18-49

Sharla said...

For those who sent through questions about what the ratings numbers mean, please go search Wiki, thefutoncritic, etc. They have excellent explanations. Thanks.

fidosmommy said...

Today from TVbythenumbers...
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/12/02/kate-plus-8-hate-the-ratings-say-she-isnt-going-anywhere/74080?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tvbythenumbers+%28TVbytheNumbers%29


Looks like Kate will be around awhile, according to this. Groan.

butterfly said...

Readerlady said-
People often ask me why I don't renew my teaching credentials and go back to teaching instead of volunteering as a classroom monitor. Parents like Khate are the main reason. They do nothing to teach their children the basics of personal care, behavior, socialization or age-appropriate knowledge. Then, when the kids get to school and behave like wild animals, get into trouble, fail to keep up with their peers academically it's all the teacher's fault.The teachers are too lazy/stupid/spoiled/overpaid/ you name it - to teach their kids. Unfortunately, Khate isn't the only parent to believe that it's all the school's responsibility, and all the school's failure when the children don't perform to expectations.

Amen!!! I couldn't agree more- parents do expect teachers to do all the work (and schools), to teach their children everything, down to manners, ethics and morals. This is a pet peeve of mine. Kate G. is just another of these parents who drop their children off at school to be molded into perfection, no work on their part. So annoying. I appreciate all the hard work of every teacher- overworked, underappreciated and underpaid, bless you all :D

More Lies said...

On the subject of teaching -

Has Kate specifically said, that the two children removed from class will "hopefully" be attending THE SAME school again this month?

If she sends them to another private school, in the near future.... the expulsion denial will look highly suspect. Who disagrees with a school's practices, then only takes a quarter of their kids out permanently? I don't buy it.

Lucky mom of 2 said...

Just my .02 about the school "issue"...my daughter has a learning disability. She went to private school from PreK until 4th grade. We were told in PreK that she had some "processing problems" but they were not equipped to handle it, and advised I get her tested with the public school to receive accomodations (the public school would have sent someone to the private school). I did, and was denied services every year. I finally switched her into the public school system in 4th grade where she start receiving some help. She's in HS now, still receiving help. It's hard to accept in the beginning that your child might not be "perfect" - you see yourself as the failure. It also takes a lot of work to get to the root of the specific issue. I have files of paperwork documenting our efforts to figure it out. I can't see Ms. Kate doing what's necessary if indeed the 2 have some learning issues.

stopthemadness said...

God help Alexis and Colin if they are not ready to be in school but it is Kate's goal that they return there asap, talk about pressure. None of it her responsibility of course - it's THEM, the little failures - or Jon - somehow.
Maybe Kate's goal could be to attend some anger management courses for herself so SHE can learn to deal with her anger appropriately instead of venting it with physical, emotional and verbal abuse on a pack of children?