Australia, April 4, the propaganda begins

On Monday, April 4 at 10pm, TLC brings back all-new episodes of Kate Plus 8. The hour-long premiere episode follows Kate and her eight as they travel 21 hours across the globe to Australia – the longest flight they’ve ever taken. The Gosselins are beyond excited about ringing in 2011 in a city that celebrates the new year first – Sydney, Australia. They visit the beaches and enjoy the warm December air on the other side of the world. Kate takes a boat to the middle of the ocean in hopes of swimming next to sharks – in a cage of course – but will Kate be too scared to get in the freezing, rough water? Then, the family meets Australian aboriginals and learn about their culture – from dancing and camping to digeridoos and boomerangs, there are a lot of new experiences to be had for the Gosselins. But when it comes time to spending the night in tents, will Kate and her kids be able to sleep outside and camp out?

54 comments:

kinman said...

I think Kate has faded from her 15 minutes of fame, and I bet the ratings will reflect her decline in popularity (if you can call it that). The average family cannot relate to these fancy trips, and really..we have seen it all before on previous episodes. At this point, I would rather see Jon on a show with the kids and see how a single dad can handle things. Kate is too self-absorbed and she does not relate well with the kids. Putting her in contrived situations where she screeches and howls is just boring television now, and I think it has run its course. I'm sure the Australian scenery will be beautiful, but an hour-long travelogue with Kate as the star is not interesting to me.

PatK said...

Of course she'll be able to camp out when it's warm and dry. I guarantee she made them arrange for food she likes, too.

jonandkatewho? said...

I would only watch to see the beautiful ocean views, but I think Kate could ruin even those.

What are they thinking having her camp out? Do they forget Alaska and the Palins? Oh yeah, I can just see this horrid shrew with native peoples. She doesn't give a flying fig about anybody but herself.

Finally, there is just not any show biz talent in this whole family, kids included. Sorry, but there is not.

Fufuss said...

Okay...has TLC lost their collective minds? If this is their hype,they are desperate.

--Oh yay...a 21 hr flite!Saw the 4 hr one to Utah, what fun...and wasn't it reported she slept thru most of this one?
--And the family was excited to celebrate the New Year first? What is that,the kids don't care.
---K8 boating to the middle of the ocean? Yeah, right. That's a mighty big ocean.-To swim near sharks.(my guess would be she didn't...those sharks like chum!!)
--Meeting the aboriginals: K8probably couldn't pronounce the word,but told the G8 that they spoke "aboriginish".
--Oh, the mystery deepens...will K8 spend the nite in a tent? Woo Hoo!
A better question: were the tents in the Outback or 50 yds from the luxury hotel?

Come on TLC...same old,same old.
I won't be watching.If I want to see an Australia travelogue, I will watch the travel channel where it would be interesting.

so sick of her said...

That is the point of having her camp, it is about her, not Sarah Palin or the kids, they were competition. I have not reason to watch. If you saw the pics, you pretty much seen the whole show. Cause the rest will be Kate whining, making a fool of herself on the couch, and at the places. And who wants to watch that. I rather watch Toddlers beauty shows, Kate and the Toddlers are pretty much the same, the little kids are cuter. Even my dogs are more entertaining.

Can't See Sheep said...

Yes, I'm sure the kids were so happy to ring the New Year in in Sydney, never mind they were supposed to be ringing it in with their dad, until k8 decided otherwise & her decision upheld by a judge because it was for WORK.

It'll be like all their other travels, only the scenery will change, same song, different verse. What's the point & who cares anymore, just get the kids off TV!

Gin said...

Please, please just go away! Why would anyone tune in to see this disgusting narcissist? I may lurk around this blog but it's only in the hope of seeing her become irrelevant and gone. I would never, ever tune into any show that she's on. I don't like seeing pictures of her but to listen to anything coming out of her mouth is torture.

Kris said...

This is it friends, the writing is on the wall for her. TLC is setting her up for failure. A 10:00 p.m. time slot?

Couple that with the description of the show and I would bet cash money that the ratings from this one will be the lowest ever.

barbee said...

She takes the kids away from their father on 'his' time (New Years) and out of school to drag them across the world. We then see all the pictures of 'kate does down under' and katie swims with sharks and katie does... BUT do the kids get to do anything that is fun? And is she toooo stupid to realize that 8 (count 'em) eight kids are NOT ALL going to want to do the same things, you see, Katie Irene, if you knew anything at all about kids is that they ARE individuals, NOT part of a six-pack or a deck of cards, they like DIFFERENT things.

We are SICK of watching HER go on EVERY trip all of us have ever dreamed of going on, live a life of leisure while her kids forfeit their one and only childhood for her quest for fame and fortune. She has openly stated that there is never tooooo much money (and that would especially true if YOU didn't have to earn it but had it given to you or earned by the sweat of the kids you schemed and connived to have for just that purpose).

I cannot think of ONE other person, known to me personally or otherwise, real or fictional that I find as disgusting as Kate. We all know she reads the blogs because so much damage control is done on exactly the topics we discuss, so hopefully she sees the comments and is HURT by them. I know it would devastate me if even one person made any one of the derogatory comments about me that there are made "times 8" about her!
Stuff that in your bra next to your overinflated manufactured boobs.

Joanne said...

As usual, I wont be watching!

Duckman said...

The G's aren't doing anything that's truly new, so what's being hyped has that air of predictability to it. Not to mention phoniness.

What really should be hyped:

* See Kate ignored by an entire English-speaking country!
* Hear that giant sucking sound signifying nobody gives a damn!
* Hear the locals answer the question "What do you think of Kate?" with, "Kate Middleton? Oh, she's such a lovely young woman!"
* See the Gosselins do the same boring old crap, but on the other side of the International Date Line!

15minnutesoffameup? said...

Just when I thought her 15 minutes of fame were up -- she was at my favorite radio station (Christian radio station) this morning in Tennessee. She was promoting Second Harvest Food Banks and the "Gosselins Give Back" with TLC. She is also going to be at a grocery store today in Kingsport, TN collecting can goods with the kids. She mentioned she flew here with the kids and she wants to teach her kids the importance of giving back...etc...If only everyone could believe she's turned a new leaf and is serious about her charity work...but I think she's just out trying to get some good publicity to "redeem" herself..if that can happen.

She is a Cow said...

Monotonous Garbage!

When will it ever, ever, ever end!!!!!!

So DONE! said...

I spent 2 years living in AU working at our embassy there. My children were 11 and 14.

It has been 4 years now since we returned. My now 15 year old, told me she sadly doesn't remember much of living in AU.

We spent 2 YEARS there! We travelled all over the country and surrounding islands as well as NZ. But, my 11 year old didn't retain much of what she learned.

How can the Gosselin children, who are 6 ever get any benefit from being there for 2 WEEKS?! It would have been much more beneficial and 'educational' for them to stay at home, have the undivided attention of their parents and learn how to control their tempers!

Sidney said...

TLC must see how pathetic their reputation has become. Feeding America? That is good. At least they are doing something right. Kart doesn't really have a thing to do with it. Nothing. They are just trying to get Kate's reputation unsullied.

jackiepaper said...

Inconsistent values on Kate's part once again. She is such a tool. Such a hypocrite. Go on outrageously expensive trips, dress "fashionably", put your kids in private school and then show everyone including your disabused children how to give back...the crumbs. True, she didn't personally pay for the trips and all, but she does constantly have those hands open wide for the "give me" and her mouth is always fixed with that sarcastic smile while she mouths the "much obliged".

Maryanne said...

It's more than likely TLC told K that they arranged this and, no, it won't be "fun", but you have a contract and this is what we (TLC) decided one of the 2011 episodes would be. Deal with it. It all pays the same ($250,000).

It'll probably air with the grocery store footage. Different grocery stores - different days. There just is NO going back to once was Kate - you know that Kate, YOU said so - to you know, when your show was _popular_.

Sorry she hijacked a favorite Christian Radio Station this morning. Ack. Well, hopefully, in spite her presence, the food bank saw a boost in donations.

And kudos to all the unsung heros who give of their time and money, regardless of how much or little they have, to benefit the lives of others, with no expectation of _anything_ in return. YOU ROCK!!!!

hayden said...

Ugh, the Gosselins give back? Collecting donated canned goods from others, that's "giving back?"
They should have stayed in PA and donated Kate's salary per show, the cost of the 11 first class plane tickets to TN and their hotel costs. That huge chunk of change would have made an enormous impact for people in need.

I find it interesting that they arranged another camping trip for Kate the Fun Krusher. Why do I think she is going to go back into fake 'can-do Kate' mode and try to redeem herself after her selfish meltdown on Sarah Palin's Alaska?

Leigh Ann said...

"How can the Gosselin children, who are 6 ever get any benefit from being there for 2 WEEKS?!"

When I was in college I was all impressed that my English professor had been to Stratford on Avon, Shakespeare's homeplace. My mother informed that I had been there, too. I was about eight. I remember going to England but I remember chasing pigeons and that when you bought an ice cream sandwich the ice cream was wrapped separately and you had to assemble it. I didn't know who Shakespeare was at the time so it didn't make an impression on me. I do remember a lot about the year and a half we lived in Indonesia (ages 7-9). But a lot of my weeklong trips to Australia and India in high school is a blur. If the Gosselin kids do remember Australia, they'll remember the things that they could relate to like swimming in the hotel pool. Then when they're in college they'll say "we saw such and such in Australia? I don't remember that" and Kate doesn't even take pictures. Maybe they'll have the DVDs of the show to look back on (if they aren't technological dinosaurs by then).

Leigh Ann said...

"What really should be hyped:

* See Kate ignored by an entire English-speaking country!"

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Watch Kate look to see if water drains the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere.

1momski said...

TEN O'CLOCK??? Just what demographic are they hoping for? Doesn't sound like prime time to me.

Minka's Tail said...

This press release shows the official end of the original premise of the show. Instead of being about a loving Christian family facing incredible odds together, it is about a spoiled diva put into "gross" situations so she can melt down and throw "funny" hissy fits. It's almost like that Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie show from back in the early days of reality shows. They know darn well how Kate will react when put in a shark cage, or forced to camp in the desert. What a shame that the kids have to be dragged along on this shallow dog and pony show.

Can't See Sheep said...

I guess this is how k8 is going to keep the children from spending any holidays or breaks with Jon, she's going to keep them working. It worked for the Australia trip & New Years, no reason it won't work for all the rest, unless Jon can get another judge, good luck there.

ChurchMouse said...

Not watching.

Nuff said.

She's come undone said...

I would rather clean the refrigerator with a toothbrush (or was it a toothpick) than watch this. Which is something I have never done by the way. We need at least 1 person to watch so they call tell us how stupid it is, but I am praying for low ratings. Not watching is the only way we can get her to GO AWAY! And no, I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do. Just making a statement.

so sick of her said...

On watching K8: if you watch the first time it is on, which is the new episode, the ratings count. When it comes on the second, 3rd time rating do not count, only if it is on the time, the show was originally shown. Like: when you watch NCIS on at 8p tuesday, whether it is a re-run or not the rating count. If it is shown again at say 3am, the rating don't matter. Most stations, or networks, show shows for filler. Or you could watch youtube.

BerksPa said...

It's not just the Sarah Palin that left a distaste in people's mouth when it comes to Kate.
Whenever the THS Kate Gosselin story is replayed on "E" go to twitter. The comments about that episode are EPIC. People saying 'I never knew she was such a b*tch' and 'KateG needs mental help'. They go on and on, and these are people who may have watched J+K8 from the beginning but probably had no clue what she was 'really' like.

We have known a lot of her issues, and even tho we found the THS episode not that enlightening because we had seen it all, others hadn't. She is desperate to try and recover her image. However it's damaged beyond control and her 'q' rating is in the toilet. NO one can relate to her anymore. She portrays herself as an entitled queen and her children are her little subjects to rule over.
Her 15 minutes aren't over, they've just turned into a train wreck....

anotherthing... said...

A flight: Seen it. Kate had a diva-freakout.

A free vaca at the cost of her kids childhoods: seen it. A few times. And pretty sure that each time Kate has had her naty personality front and center.

Ringing in the new year 1st: The kids probably couldnt care less and would be just as happy playing with their friends or having a sleep-over at home.

Kate swimming with sharks: sounds like karma.

Kate and kids learning about 'culture': This sounds like code for 'using the TLC expense account for local activites' to me. Its the same boring run-around, toss the ball (boomerang this time around) on the beach, watch the dancers perform and eat local food.

Camping: how many times has this been on the darn show???????????

Verdict: Been there, done that. Its just a different 'set'.

She is a Cow said...

Kate swimming with the sharks....
Poor sharks! What did they ever do to deserve that. Wonder what the Kate Kackle and Kringeworthy Skream sound like under water. Hope she swollowed a whole lot of salt water! ;)

Grammy2six said...

15minnutesoffameup? said...
She is also going to be at a grocery store today in Kingsport, TN collecting can goods with the kids. She mentioned she flew here with the kids and she wants to teach her kids the importance of giving back. . .


Am I missing something here? March 9th was a Wednesday -- were the kids on a school vacation or were they taken OUT of school so they could learn the importance of giving back? And why in TN -- there are an awful lot of hungry people in PA. Just boggles my mind!

LancNative said...

Am I missing something here? March 9th was a Wednesday -- were the kids on a school vacation or were they taken OUT of school so they could learn the importance of giving back?

&&&&&&&&&&

The kids were on spring break. They were not taken out of school.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Sounds like another Snooze-A-Palooza, Gosselin style.

Trying to reinvent K8G yet again, this time as an altruistic, philanthropic, model mother is an exercise in futility, as the public has seen far too much of the real K8G to be able to stomach this latest re-invention.

What a complete and total waste of time. Count me OUT.

couch potato said...

Wow, I never thought I would say this but it was really nice that the Gosselins and Steve came to TN to help the Second Harvest Food Bank. There was a lot of rain and flooding and most of food had to be thrown out because it didn't meet the standards of food needs to be stored in a dry area. Tennessee is really low on the amounts in the food banks right now. Kate did donate the money she earned by signing autographs in Food City.

So TLC/Gosselins did actually help out.
I still have no desire to watch the family traveling to Australia or anywhere else.
Luckily I was out of state so I didn't have to watch her on the TN news channels either.

Jane in California said...

Couch potato said:
Kate did donate the money she earned by signing autographs in Food City.

So TLC/Gosselins did actually help out.
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Kate and/or TLC could have just as easily sent a check to the food bank for the amount she donated from signing autographs, and let the children have a week off from school and from working.

I wonder how much "extra" food and/or money was donated because of Kate's appearance? I think people would have given what they could regardless.

I still say that if Kate was really interested in helping out those less fortunate, she'd be volunteering at her own local food bank weekly. Goodness knows she has plenty of free time on her hands that could be put to better use than tanning, getting manicures, going to FedEx or Kinkos or Target, and otherwise aimlessly spending her daylight hours while the kids are at school.

Color me still unimpressed with Kate and TLC over this manufactured moment of "look at me, I'm giving back!"

Exit Stage Left said...

Charging for autographs is a petty act to begin with. Autographs are one way actual celebrities say "thank you" to their fans.
From all accounts, she didn't have many takers on those autographs anyway, so not much of a donation from a pretty pathetic place.

barbee said...

The article out there on the Internet about her feeling it's time to start 'giving back', well, honey, after more than 100 episodes and over 3 years of being on the air ad nauseum, I'd say calling it 'time to start' is way past due. And when you're truly 'giving back' you aren't being paid to appear and you aren't charging for scribbling on a piece of paper or a photograph. And how conceited to think ahead and pack photos to sell when you could never think ahead and pack extra clothes in case little children needed a change, or flats to wear rather than hooker heels that hurt your feet making you walk 'barefoot' on NYC sidewalks. Every word you speak and every action you film is screaming evidence of your habitual LYING.

Curious said...

So do you think it's stacks of photos of Kate that Steve carries around in that purse?

I'd like an episode of what's in Kate's purse that so important the body guard has to carry it.

fhsdrummersmom said...

fhsdrummers mom
The only thing Kate should "give back" would be to her children and that is their childhood. Anyone that believes Kate sudden need to help people is because she is doing this out of the goodness of her heart is sadly mistaken. She is an employee of TLC and has a contract. This Feed America campaign is for publicity for TLC. If Kate and TLC are trying to change her image from diva to humanitarian it is a little too late.

anotherthing... said...

Curious said...
So do you think it's stacks of photos of Kate that Steve carries around in that purse?

I'd like an episode of what's in Kate's purse that so important the body guard has to carry it.

________________

Oh, this could be a fun game....

My best guess:

-can of spray tan
-acrylic nail glue
-teeth whitening strips
-extra cell phone to call paps on (incase her cell battery dies)
-wooden spoon
-scripts for every conceivable situation she could be found in (written by PR team/TLC)
-photos of her, for her to sign
-previous mag articles about her (incase her many fans would rather have her autograph one of those)
-minimum of 4 mirrors -various sizes
-not a single coupon

Kitten said...

The kids were on spring break.

Correction - THEIR CLASSMATES were on spring "break" = enjoying a week off from school and daily routines. The Gosselin children, while not missing school, were WORKING as usual. :<

Most of us get to enjoy our little holidays as children - spring breaks, summers, winter breaks. Not those Gosselin kids, though. They probably DREAD time off from school, because they know they're going to be hauled away from their friends and sent on yet another stupid TLC trip and forced to be with Kate 24/7.

Sad, sad, sad. I quit watching a loooong time ago, and I keep waiting for the day when I hear the magic words - "Last episode." Those children have gone through enough!!!

curious said...

So that's what is in that purse!

Don't forget about:

Hand Sanitizer (just in case she has to pretend to hold her kids' germy hands)

Spare Hair extensions

Emergency botox

A draft copy of that cookbook she is going to write someday

Proud Grandma said...

Curious said about the stuff in her purse "A draft copy of that cookbook she is going to write someday " ************** which consists of cut outs from Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Martha Stewart magazines recipes.

E said...

I'd like an episode of what's in Kate's purse that so important the body guard has to carry it.
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Emergency bottle of sake.

readerlady said...

In Khate's purse:

several packs of that infernal gum she's always chomping (but NONE for the kids)

Button Button said...

The "insert" in todays newspaper had a full page, full color TLC advertisement for ... Sister Wives!

I think TLC has a new pet project, and it ain't Kate.

anotherthing... said...

LOL

Hand sanitizer.... gum.... Recipes...

You guys are cracking me up right now!!!!

:D

readerlady said...

More things in Khate's purse:

bills (but no money to pay them)

tissues, to mop up those crocodile tears

I-Pod, in case she decides it's time to go for a run

Tami said...

In Kate's purse: A cute little pair of flats in case her spiked heels are uncomfortable, a healthy snack for the kids in case they get hungry, napkins in case she lets them have a treat and they get messy...
Oh nevermind. She's not that smart. I was thinking of a normal mom.

Brummygirl said...

I knew it!! Am back from vacation and I find she is to be airing "See Kate Run", "See Kate Grin", "See Kate Grift"!!
What a farce!!
As usual, I will not be watching. I wonder just what group will be watching besides B.M.'s minions?

10 o'clock...children are in bed.

10 o'clock...workers are on their way to bed.

10 o`clock, mothers who care are getting their children's clothes and lunch boxes ready for school.

10 o'clock, senior citizens are most likely in bed or watching the news containing life's REAL challenges.

10 o'clock...of course Kate, B.F.F. clone and Stevie Wonderboy will be watching.

10 o`clock...clang...the sound of T.L.C.`s cash register striking low ratings!!

Lesley said...

I think I can answer the questions posed in the episode description.

No, Khate will not be able to swim with the sharks and no, she will not be able to put up with camping outside either.

There. Now I don't have to watch the episode. Not that I was going to anyway...

Silver haired babe said...

I received my April 11 issue of People in the mail today. It has an article about Kate titled "Eight Down Under" written by her BFF Kate Coyne.
The kids "ask to go back to Australia every day. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible to love another country so much, but we all did."

Tami said...

I received my April 11 issue of People in the mail today. It has an article about Kate titled "Eight Down Under" written by her BFF Kate Coyne.
The kids "ask to go back to Australia every day. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible to love another country so much, but we all did."

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Her kids are very emotionally stunted. How sad. By age 6 kids understand that if they visit a country they can't just go back there all the time. If they are told once they should know that it as a special occasion only. She has said this about many of the places they have gone, "Oh the kids want to go back tomorrow". They are like their mother-not grateful about anything and don't think anything is special. It's all just gimme gimme gimme. This is what happens when you are taught that you get everything for which you express a desire. And I see she is still hanging onto that 'honestly' preface in her sentences. Why wouldn't you love the country? You got to go there with your luvah.

Silver haired babe said...

More from People magazine:

Yes, the kids have a new baby sister: an orphaned baby koala, jokes Gosselin of the little marsupial her family met in Australia and named Honey. "She's beyond precious!"

"We get updates on Honey all the time from Terri," says Gosselin.

Fahnette said...

The kids "ask to go back to Australia every day. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible to love another country so much, but we all did."
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I think she's lying again to deflect the negativity she got when she pulled them out of school to go on the trip, and the negativity that will come her way when the episode airs. See, they loved it! It didn't hurt them at all!
She always speaks for the kids, and they just so happen to always say things that make her look good. Hmm.