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101 comments:

LancNative said...

Carry-over from previous thread. Tami commented that she was curious as to why Kate moved in with her fiance. He lived in Kutztown. She attended classes at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, both in Berks County. It would have been a much easier commute from his house to school (20 minutes) than from her parents' house to school (one hour). Was that the only reason? Who knows...but the logistics of it makes total sense.

Date-A-Kate said...

jj said:

"Here is an old HS photo of Kate. Certainly not cute or bubbly....

Kate HS"

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If one can tell from just one photo that she wasn't bubbly, then so be it. I guess you had to be there. As far as being cute, she certainly wasn't a dog. Someone commented that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is so true. What's cute to one person, may be homely to another person.

Wernersville Hairdressers said...

Someone posted "their person photo of Kate from H.S."...that is a photo that TLC RELEASED many years ago in a bio pkg that our radio show received. So, don't think this is your "personal photo" unless you are framing her photos?

As for Kate's hair treatments, her hair is thinner than it has ever been. That type of hair cut calls for completely straight hair, which calls for a Keratin treatment. If your hair is heavily color treated and you use that treatment, yes it is a lot of chemicals. She once had a lot of body to her "thick" hair. Look back at you tube. She has given someone permission to "give her the works with her hair" but we all know that once you have a baby or two of 8, you do lose the great hair you once had, it takes time to get it back, if the hair you had in H.S., ever comes back. Once you perm and perma, color and color, you are assessing too many chemical treatments.

Kate had, as someone mentioned, a very fresh country girl look, which if you travel to the area she grew up in, you will see woman/girls with beautiful skin, natural, no make up. Some of the Amish woman are just beautiful.

Apparently Kate wasn't happy with how she looked after the birth of the babies, and TLC started playing with her hair. Well, now she has had extensions. Do you know what extensions are? Sewn into your own hair. It is not good for your hair unless you are going to maintain that.

Right now, Kate looks as though she has had the extensions cut out as that is her hair and I would say, along with my co workers, that she has lost the body and her hair is overly colored/bleached/inconsistent coloring. This may add to her skin looking so very sallow.

Ladies be careful when you are so critical of yourselves, the more natural your hair is, the better the quality of your hair. But Kate added extensions, coloring, highlights, lowlights and a Keratin treatment.

We have seen Kate and are shocked by the dryness and thinness of her hair and it is worse, not better.

Not a natural blond, so be careful when you strip the color and adding all of those chemicals.

Amy too said...

Date a Kate said....


and I agree. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

No one doubts Kate was a nice looking high schooler.


There just has to be a reason that family and friends, ALL OF THEM, are no longer in her life.

Another thing? Why the need to destroy Jon? Did she ever love him?

Why go on all of those shows insulting the father of her 8 children? It got so old that no one wanted to see her or hear that same old story "he done her wrong" please stop it Kate.

The pic of her in full make up, like she was going under the lighting of a movie was way too much with those heels. You take 4 kids out and you don't have sensible shoes so you can run after them?

As for the kids and Kate smiling? Who was taking that picture? Someone she was prepared for and they were smiling.

Although I hate to bad mouth her, I will never back down until she keeps those kids out of the limelight and does right by the kids and their father.

She is responsible for her show tanking and her other career tanking. She had nothing to offer anyone other then "poor me"

She must have a real obsession to make her high school friends/siblings/relatives/neighbors from the old neighborhood jealous, cause that is what is all looks like.

Someone told her "she couldn't make it or do something" and she has done everything possible to prove everyone wrong.

She has her millions now, her land/house/mega vans/plenty of shoes but she doesn't ever look happy, not really.

I feel sorry for her.

Kia Ora said...

Amy-Misery loves company!

Be nice to have quiet on the street again said...

Kia....guess that is true, huh?

Be careful what you wish for, it has it's downside or Is it worth being alone or Why doesn't it bother you that so many people resent you.

Well we could go on and on.

Her high school photo is a nice family photo. Maybe she should write a true story book about how sad her childhood was that made her this way, it would sell vs the B.S. she or Beth have written.

so sick of her said...

Amy Too: can agree with more. And here is some food for thought:
Kate said, at an recent interview that 99% of what is on the internet is a lie. Right! Then if this is so, according to Kate Gosselin, then all the videos on Youtube(that includes: interviews, J&K+8, K8, TV) Magazine interviews that you can access on line, pictures of Kate, articles in which Kate herself has sent in her own pics, and pics and reports from people(who really don't give a rats-as* about Kate)who ran into her some place, are all LIES. Then this means that anything Kate says or appears on is a LIE. Cause that is what she is saying. Except 1% of what? JMO

WonderButton said...

from upthread:
"It would have been a much easier commute from his house to school (20 minutes) than from her parents' house to school (one hour). Was that the only reason? Who knows...but the logistics of it makes total sense."

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So SHE wouldn't do a 1 hr commute, but it's fine for her kids. She is just the most self-centered, mean person. She's all about her own comforts.

Tamara said...

I was bored and scrolling back through the years of comments and opinions, and was shocked and saddened at how many people were one million percent certain 2 or 2 and a half years ago that the show and Khate were on minute 14:59 of fame, before they even started gracing tabloid covers etc. Did anyone really expect this to still be going on now? Did anyone expect that it would be this bad (divorce, hooker wear, kids expelled, etc)??

LancNative said...

So SHE wouldn't do a 1 hr commute, but it's fine for her kids. She is just the most self-centered, mean person. She's all about her own comforts.

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I didn't say without a doubt that this was the reason. What I said was that the logistics of it makes sense. Moreover, the cost of commuting two hours a day as compared to 40 minutes may have been taken into consideration. Of course, there could have been another reason entirely; Kate would know, her parents would know, and her fiance would know, but as far as I know, none of them has commented about it. In the whole scheme of things, is it really important WHY she lived at her fiance's home? Maybe she just wanted to be with him!!

The kids ride the bus. It's not an hour; it's 45 minutes one way, and it's time spent with other kids. There were remarks about the kids not having enough time to socialize. They are on the bus with other children. Better to have them spend that time with their friends than to have them ride in the car for 90 minutes a day with their mother.

susieq said...

Here we go again, Kate is scheduled to appear on the Today show on April 4th.

Jane in CA said...

Kate is scheduled to appear on the Today show on April 4th.
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I stopped watching The Today Show quite some time ago. It's basically the PR branch for TLC - the Duggars go on to announce yet another pregnancy; Kate got air time from them before for one reason or another; etc., etc. It's just an extended commercial and they will never actually ask a tough question that would put any TLC "star" in the hot seat.

Why they would have Kate on again is just a mystery. It's the power of the conglomerate - they decide who we will see and for some reason, they want us to think Kate is worthy of our time. Don't give them the satisfaction. Let's hope their ratings reflect our true opinion of Kate and TLC.

so sick of her said...

Looks like Kates' popularity is tanking. The Today show is the only one who is having her on. She is not on any other talk show. The View is all reruns next week, Ellen, Regis, etc don't have her listed. She is gonna talk about Aussie, then go get her hair done, then shop for some more shoes and clothes, get some botox. Between now and next monday, we will see pics of her going to Target, Fedex/Ups, Whole Foods, Tanning/Spa/Nails, then throw in a few pics with kids, at bus pick-up/drop-off and or shopping. Remember Kate has to show off her new shoes and the girls. She is such a fraud!

so sick of her said...

Ok, people check this article on Kate: it is part of a report on famous people in Reading, PA area 3/27/2011.
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=297419
the article: 'Harry Deitz: lots of Fame. Some fortune in our country.'
Apparently Kate called the Reading Eagle, when she was pregnant with the 6, and wanted them to follow her to delievery. Kate called them not they called her. This proves that Kate had planned to make money off those kids right from the before they were born. The Reading Eagle has been tryin to get an interview with Kate ever since, she has been avoiding them. Gee, I wonder why?

ShutterBugg said...

Who says the kids socialize on the bus? They all sit together don't they? So they don't "spend time" with any other kids, other than being on the same bus at the same time.

By the way, who is really interested in looking at pictures of Kate dragging her gigantic trash can to the curb? Are people that overly obsessed with her that they will look at ANY picture of her? Why would anyone even take these pictures?

Bad Case of Toe Hangover said...

There is an article about Kate taking out the garbage on her birthday on ROL. Just under is an article about Fergie celebrating HER 36th birthday on the same day as good old Kate. You know how Fergie spent her birthday? Running a race for charity with her husband. That is the difference between Kate and a real celebrity.

Go away Kate said...

Jane in CA said...
April 4th.
I stopped watching The Today Show quite some time ago. It's basically the PR branch for TLC - the Duggars go on to announce yet another pregnancy; Kate got air time from them before for one reason or another; etc., etc. It's just an extended commercial and they will never actually ask a tough question that would put any TLC "star" in the hot seat.

Why they would have Kate on again is just a mystery. It's the power of the conglomerate - they decide who we will see and for some reason, they want us to think Kate is worthy of our time. Don't give them the satisfaction. Let's hope their ratings reflect our true opinion of Kate and TLC.

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

Kate, the Duggars, the Sister Wives, etc. all appear on The Today Show, and others as PR to promote whatever their network needs. It's done to promote movie premieres, new tv shows and seasons, music tours and new song releases.

We're seeing the expected increase in Kate's media prior to the new season of the show on ROL, INF, etc. She even made it on ROL for taking out the trash. INF hadn't taken her pic since Feb, yet 10 days before the show's new season Chris is back in Wernersville snapping pics of her and the kids -- don't tell me TLC and INF don't have a deal. What a joke - the only thing funny about it is that it's all so predictable. Kate being on the Today Show means so little and it is pretty farcical, imo.

We know why she'll be on the show, but what makes it even worse is that we know what she'll say, how she'll say it, and what she'll look like - she's done it so many times before that she's become the laughing stock of celeb PR appearances. There's no reason to tune in (I don't watch anything she's on anyway) because it'll be the same old crap as usual. Will her good buddy Meredith Vierra get the honor of interviewing her like she does the Duggars each time they visit or will they hand Kate off to some other low tier host?

so sick of her said...

The ultimate Kate pics: Kate taking out the trash. Geez, how desparate can you get! She is wearing a jogging suit and gym shoes and carring a phone. Tell me people, how many of you take your phone with you to take out the trash? Maybe in your pocket, but carring it in your hand? Kate calling the pap again. I love the article head line: Kate caught in trashy situation. Fits her to a tee! I guess the hired help had off today. What's next Target?

Be Glad to Have Peace & Quiet on our Roads Again said...

Someone mentioned Cara gaining weight. Wonder if Kate is calling her fat or putting her on a diet, as Kate hates imperfection.I remember how she tortured and made fun of Jon. That man couldn't eat a meal without her making fun of him; it was very sad.

BTW, there are no paps hanging around her Grounds, not even a pap car, the police have no reports of anyone spying on Her, so wonder who is taking the photos.

LancNative said...

Who says the kids socialize on the bus? They all sit together don't they? So they don't "spend time" with any other kids, other than being on the same bus at the same time.

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I'm raising my hand here. I know some of the Reading bus kids; I know that they DO "socialize" and talk with other kids on the bus...twins especially!

I think that there are some who forget that there are locals among us; locals who may know parents, or who may have kids in the same school as the Gosselins. Not everything that is reported is mere speculation from those who sit far away and observe from a distance.

Reading news said...

I am shocked at the pictures of Kate taking out the trash on her birthday. The lines between her eyes and around her mouth are horrible for someone her age. I have a daughter the same age as kate and she doesn't have a wrinkle on her face. Is this the result of Botox? I don't know much about it.

Barbara in VA said...

Reading News asked about the huge furrow lines on Khate's face, asking whether that was the result of botox treatments. I can answer that one. No, it isn't. I am sure she has had many botox injections (which btw usually smooth out those furrows a bit), but she is much more a frowner, scowler, grimacer and facial distorter than most of us, and the botox apparently just can't keep that mean spirit from showing on her plastic, obnoxious face.

WonderButton said...

Narrative on the trash photos is worth reading. If INF is really in TLC's pocket, then you would think they'd write something more favorable. Unless, of course, they are just trying to generate controversy or make people feel bad for her. I don't. The photos were still staged. Hi, Chris! ; )

Miranda said...

LancNative said...

I'm raising my hand here. I know some of the Reading bus kids; I know that they DO "socialize" and talk with other kids on the bus...twins especially!

I think that there are some who forget that there are locals among us; locals who may know parents, or who may have kids in the same school as the Gosselins. Not everything that is reported is mere speculation from those who sit far away and observe from a distance.

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Might I respectfully point out that unless one actually rides the kids' bus each day and personally sees and hears what goes on, you are receiving, and sharing, second-or third-hand reports -- most, if not all, of which seem to be from other kids.

Berks has Shoes! said...

What's next Target?

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More likely pumping gas in open-toe stilettos, low v-neck, and no jacket on Wednesday in the snow and sleet that's coming our way.

Exhausted said...

So insulting when you think of how many talented writers, actors, comedians out there who would die for the exposure and the chance to be interviewed on Today just one time--and there is an empty head like Kate who just saunters in there time after time with nothing to say. Does she know all the opportunities she has gotten and how much she has squandered? I also think it's no coincidence that Matt has never interviewed Kate. Meredith, since she's newer to the show, must have to take her lumps by being forced to interview the whole TLC circus time and again.

Bev4444 said...

Reading news said...

I am shocked at the pictures of Kate taking out the trash on her birthday. The lines between her eyes and around her mouth are horrible for someone her age. I have a daughter the same age as kate and she doesn't have a wrinkle on her face. Is this the result of Botox? I don't know much about it.
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Smoking will do that to you!

I Heart Buffy said...

No Today show for me! I'm a GMA girl! Gimme George Stephanopalous any day of the week baby!

Kate going on Today is going to be the same old whining. They will show a clip of her show, probably her swimming with sharks to get people to watch, Kate will complain about SOMETHING, doesn't she always? And she'll be saying "honestly", "um", & "uh" over & over. Same old trite. No thanks, I have REAL news to watch in the morning, not to mention the fact that I haven't watched anything with that farce Kate in it for years. I hope others will follow suit.

She is sadder than I remember said...

I hope this is the last of the newsworthy Katie, the last hurrah, for sure by TLC.

Get some serious psychological help. That outfit you wore in NY with the little pair of jeans was more of a cry for attention than anything you have ever worn. That was truly sad, the hip band never made it above your pubic bone.

Jon should petition to have you psychological tested as to whether you are a fit mother.

You have no one to blame Kate, but yourself.

Do you ever ask yourself why you have all of these blogging sites where peoople don't like you? I discovered this site by way of Facebook. My daughter who is a year older than myself showed me it.

I'll pray that you find your way as you certainly need help.

Kids Need A Break said...

Poster upthread said...
BTW, there are no paps hanging around her Grounds, not even a pap car, the police have no reports of anyone spying on Her, so wonder who is taking the photos.

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Steve?

so sick of her said...

Ok, read this: Kate interview to come out next week, to a magazine I've never hear of. Really digging the bottom of the barrow. DESPARATE! called: Cupcake Magazine. Never heard of it. The magazine people like Kate. Course I'm wondering if this magazine is owned or connected to TLC? Course we know Kate will probably say that she makes cupcakes for her kids and cooks other things, in an organic way, cause she is such an expert on organic food. LOLOLOL

Ampersmom said...

I looked up this magazine. It is an online only magazine, not printed which is why many have not heard about it. Interesting, does this mean the print magazines no longer believe her stories???

She is sadder than I remember said...

.....I said I have a daughter a year old than myself.

CORRECTION: My daughter is a year older that you Kate, she is beautiful and guess what else?

She wears clothes that fit.

Give up the children and keep the ones you want, at least 1 or 2 and let the rest be FREE to live.

Tami said...

So SHE wouldn't do a 1 hr commute, but it's fine for her kids. She is just the most self-centered, mean person. She's all about her own comforts.
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Hmm..good point. And a one hour commute would be easier on an adult than a child. In any case, the bf and his parents were nuts for letting her sponge off them.

Radishes and Roses said...

I'm raising my hand here. I know some of the Reading bus kids; I know that they DO "socialize" and talk with other kids on the bus...twins especially!

I think that there are some who forget that there are locals among us; locals who may know parents, or who may have kids in the same school as the Gosselins. Not everything that is reported is mere speculation from those who sit far away and observe from a distance.
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Do you ride the bus? Perhaps you are a bus driver or safety aide. If not, you are also just speculating. Children do not tell us everything. I have 6 kid and none of them has ever told me which kids talk to whom on the bus. Why would anyone be discussing that?

txmomofsix said...

The book with the kids' faces on the front is for sale in Tyler Texas at Dollar Tree for ....a dollar. There were lots of 'em, too.

I hope their parents realize people are enjoying their kid's pictures with less than stellar motivations.
These parents are disgusting.

Cupcakes R Us said...

I looked up this magazine. It is an online only magazine, not printed which is why many have not heard about it

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I think I must have the wrong website! LOL!!

cupcakemagazine.com

Is this it? I clicked on back issue, FOUR, and there's a young girl (or at least she looks young) in pigtails and plaid skirt with her finger in her mouth. I thought it was an x-rated site!

I also clicked on "watch" and there is a woman playing a guitar (??). Is this the magazine?

What the heck is this?

so sick of her said...

Also, remember if it's on-line it's a lie according to Kate, 99% of what's on line is a lie, Kate own words. Oh, all of you might want to avoid TLC Monday, they are having a Katefest from 2p on with one Cakeboss. Good reason to do or watch something else, for me NCIS re-runs, then the news or educational channel.

so sick of her said...

There are 2 cupcake magazines on line.
cupcakemagzine and cupcakemag. Both seem to be related to the other, the latter has more celeb interviews.

Miranda said...

She is sadder than I remember said...

.....I said I have a daughter a year old than myself.

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I was hoping you wouldn't correct that, I loved it.

Laurie said...

Do you think that K8 is watching DWTS alone with her box of wine (whine) thinking what might have been? I've noticed that even the bigger girls looks good in their outfits and with their hair and makeup. It pays to put in the work and be nice to those that style you. I'm watching DWTS to give them ratings and show that K8 wasn't the draw.

BerksPa said...

It's cupcakemag.blogspot.com
Not a really professional - it's blog and not even it's own domain, but they do have some articles/phone interviews of other celebrities.

barbee said...

personally, I think I'll watch the fishing channel or maybe swamp people. Lots more interesting than reruns of her, or new shows of her, or anything of her.

love the comment about being nice to the people who dress you on DWTS. NO ONE has had anything even half as ugly as most of what they were garbing her in during her stint as comic relief on the show. As big as Kirstie is she looks 1000% sexier than kate did in any of her outfits. The other gals all look good, they don't just have big boobs transplanted on top of tree trunk bodies. Guess kate never got the memo on how to get what's best for yourself (you know, by being nice) so she just ended up with the rejects from other costume designs. Sort of the story of her life, treat people like crap and take what that gets you.

Orlando, It's Autumn Sunrise said...

".....I said I have a daughter a year old than myself."

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I think what you said was, "My daughter who is a year older than myself showed me it," and then corrected it with "CORRECTION: My daughter is a year older that you Kate"

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What? I think I liked it better the first time! :-)

re: DWTS costumes. Is it possible that Kate was not held in high esteem on the show, and the costume people "talked her into" those outfits, telling her they were gorgeous, would attract attention, etc., just to make her look bad? That Lady Gaga pap outfit was the most hideous thing I've ever seen...not only the costume, but the hair and make-up as well. The other contestants' costumes have been really beautiful.

SmileyGrl752 said...

re: DWTS costumes. Is it possible that Kate was not held in high esteem on the show, and the costume people "talked her into" those outfits, telling her they were gorgeous, would attract attention, etc., just to make her look bad? That Lady Gaga pap outfit was the most hideous thing I've ever seen...not only the costume, but the hair and make-up as well. The other contestants' costumes have been really beautiful.

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Did the designers get to choose which star (which Kate is NOT) wore what, or did Kate demand which outfits she wore? She obviously loves showing off her body; maybe she ordered them to pick clothes that showed off her boobs.

fidosmommy said...

Oh heck, didn't you all know that DWTS asked Jon to pick out her dance outfits? He needed to get his revenge somehow! ;-)

Brummygirl said...

BerksPa said...
It's cupcakemag.blogspot.com
Not a really professional - it's blog and not even it's own domain, but they do have some articles/phone interviews of other celebrities.
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Literally scraping the bottom of the mixing bowl!! :)

Wife of a Pap said...

Have told you folks before and now your own newspaper has the scoop about the fiasco in TN when Katie demanded police escorts. See, in her mind, and only in her mind, she is being chased by Photographers, but that is long over.Plus it was only for a few media sites, not first stringers.

If this Chris is taking pics than he is being paid by TLC, no way anyone cares about Katie, dear Katie any longer.

This is from your metro news:


Kate Gosselin made a big fuss during a promotional/business trip to plug and film the upcoming season of Kate Plus 8. The funny thing is, there was no reason for Kate to get all excited in the first place.

According to reports Kate Gosselin demanded certain things from her gracious hosts in Tennessee when she landed there to film an episode of Kate Plus 8.

She demanded that she be given a police escort through the airport and a special escort to her hotel to avoid paparazzi. These demands are not atypical of real celebrities, but in Kate's case it was way over the top according to sources.

From we were able to gather, there were very few paparazzi around and there was no reason for her to demand an escort. She could have strolled through the airport with little to no hassle.

It appears that Gosselin's ego is growing by the day and that she can't except the fact that her fame is shrinking just as fast.

It is a surprise to many that Kate Plus 8 even got green lighted for another season in light of the fact that the ratings from last year were very disappointing. Rumors have it that if this season doesn't start off strong it will be canceled before too long.

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Be nice to have quiet on the street again said...

I read that the costumes are picked out by the professional dancing partner to go with the choreography on DWTS, so Tony did get his revenge with her.

She looked horrible and the way she stared at the Judge's when they gave their reviews was blood curling too.

She did not keep DWTS on, she thinks she did.

Wish they would have Jon on DWTS, he always had a fun loving personality. Put him with a sexy dancer, Kate would be biting her fingernails off.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

Have told you folks before and now your own newspaper has the scoop about the fiasco in TN when Katie demanded police escorts

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That story was reported on March 10 on Hollywood Life...metrowny isn't scooping anything.

Someone obviously is taking photos of Kate. Is it Chris? Who took the photos of them in Australia - the ones that they used on the Cupcakeblog site?

Sunrise, Sunset said...

I read that the costumes are picked out by the professional dancing partner to go with the choreography on DWTS, so Tony did get his revenge with her.

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I don't think that Tony was responsible for her hair and makeup, and both were horrendously horrendous. Who would make her up to look like a drunken saloon girl?

Good story about the DWTS costumes -
http://www.salisburypost.com/Lifestyle/032711-Dancing-with-the-stars-qcd

Denise said...

The cupcake article about Kate is followed by a story about sexy panties. They show ones with rhinestone letters spelling "Shake Your Money Maker"
Looks like Kate has sunk to her own level!!

Leigh Ann said...

She demanded that she be given a police escort through the airport and a special escort to her hotel to avoid paparazzi. These demands are not atypical of real celebrities, but in Kate's case it was way over the top according to sources.
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And apparently she got it. Why? What would happen if whoever said "we can't do that". Would she not come? Does she have a choice? She is under contract with TLC. And I don't think she'd turn down a chance to be on TV, anyway. What would happen if someone said no to her for a change?

Jane in California said...

My own opinion re Kate's terrible make up and costuming on DWTS is that she is a control freak, and she probably harranged both the costume dept and the make up people so much, they just let her hang herself by her own petard. In other words, slather on the make up, and put her in outfits designed to maximize her worst physical traits. People in the entertainment industry know that you should try to be on the very best of terms with the people who are there to help you look your best.

Denise - thanks for the info and the laugh. How the Haughty have fallen, to be the lead in for an ad for sexy glittery "shake your moneymaker" panties!

Jane in California said...

BTW, that cupcake blog article was sickeningly sweet and ridiculous. There were a total of 5 comments as of this moment, all 100% positive, and "team Kate!", etc. Let's see if her 5-10 fans can carry another season of the show for TLC.

Long Time Lurker said...

People won't say no to her about things like that, especially when she has the kids with her...who would want that guilt in case something DID happen....she uses those kids in many ways.

so sick of her said...

Read the interview, what a bunch of CRAP! This mag is a Kate lover, they won't post any negative comments. What is this nonsense of Kate saying her career? What career? She is a reality star nothing more and a poor one at that. And she plans on filming more you know that world traveler, she has been to what 4 countries, 2 with the kids and 2 by herself, yeah! that makes you a world traveler. I guess she considers Alaska a country. :)

Nova said...

Leigh Ann asked: What would happen if someone said 'no' to her for a change?"

Well, if Kate's like a lot of narcissists, it would shake her to her core, and she would protect herself by throwing a world class fit. Being told 'no' is basically a rejection to a person like Kate, and they handle rejection in several ways:

1) They pretend they didn't want what has been withheld, anyway.

2) They attack whomever is withholding what they want, claiming that the other party is
'jealous', or a troublemaker, or a liar.

3) They become enraged and force everyone around them to deal with the issue. The narcissist screams at everyone, throws tantrums, throws items, and sometimes will physically attact if they think they can get away with it. When they're done making everyone in their immediate vacinity scared and miserable, they get on the phone and call everyone they know to make sure of the widest audience possible. This is actually very effective, as the people around them learn to give in quickly to avoid the nastiness.

Kate having 8 little kids to take out her anger on also makes people who would normally enjoy telling her 'no' reconsider. People like Kate are fully capable of holding a grudge and punishing her children in retaliation for a long time after the initial insult.

Save the Gosselin 8

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GaGa Gooder than Gosselin said...

Lady GaGa and Khate share a birthday, but the way each chose to celebrate speaks volumes.

Khate: Leave my kids at home with a babysitter for the weekend; dress like a streetwalker in clothing suited for someone 10 years younger; hire paps to take my photos in NYC; go shopping, drinking, and flirting; ME, ME, ME!

GaGa: Donate 1.5 million to the Japanese relief effort; thank her fans for all they have done to help the relief effort already; tweet about having breakfast in bed and feeling incredibly lucky and thankful. No photos on the actual day (at least that have been posted).

Lady GaGa is 11 years younger than Kate, but know so much more about how a celebrity should act... I may not agree with all that GaGa does and she might be over the top, but she is generous and (it would appear) genuine.

Khate is selfish, self-centered and has no class whatsoever.

Here is the article:
http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979169582

JM said...

I've never seen anything that said she did get a police escort, either through the airport or from the airport to the hotel - everything I've read said she mada fuss/demanded it, no one ever said she got it. In my opinion, I don't think she did get it. The comment I read from someone in/working at the airport said she was in the baggage claim when she made a fuss. I live in the area, know the airport she was at. The baggage claim area is not that large; the doors to the outside are right there; they probably had a vehicle pulled up to the exit area in the drop off/pick up lane so she would have only had to go a few steps to get to the vehicle. Besides, I think there are some security officers at the airport but not a "police force." And unless they already had a police escort waiting for her, they would have had to call the police and wait for them to arrive to do that. If she stayed where I think she stayed in Kingsport, it would be all interstate travel from the airport to the hotel anyway. Unless she brought the paps with her, they don't hang around here, maybe the local paper or TV station would have someone there but thats it.

so sick of her said...

Oh yeah, check out the pic of her with the twins, Kate looks like an idiot, the smile makes her look like a cartoon character, silly one. Are Mady and Cara and the other 6 short for their ages? That pic with the Irwins, Bindi is 12, a year older than Mady & Cara and a lot taller, so is her brother, next to the tups? Maybe all that buzz about Kate giving them old food(that would cause a kid not to eat)and tryin to keep them little looking(cause they are cute) just may be true.

Spring Has Sprung said...

Maybe all that buzz about Kate giving them old food(that would cause a kid not to eat)and tryin to keep them little looking(cause they are cute) just may be true.
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Height is hereditary. Giving the kids old food will not cause them to be short. Some kids are grazers - they eat several meals, but their tummies don't hold much at one time. One of my kids was a very finicky eater and I was concerned with her not getting enough to eat. She was also slim, like the tups. She's grew and grew and grew and was great on the basketball team. She's 5'10'' tall which is not surprising since her dad is 6'5.''
Jon's short, probably not much over 5'7''. Chances are the kids won't be very tall, either. Cara may get her height from Kate's side of the family. It happens.

Kate may be many things, but I don't believe any story about her giving them old food so they won't eat. She may have recycyled pb&j sandwiches because she didn't feel like making fresh ones, or she didn't want to waste the food, but to starve the kids so they would stay short is really a bizarre theory.

so sick of her said...

Thanks Spring has Sprung: I know that parents genes have a lot to do with how tall they may or may not get. I was just thinking that Kate's wanting fame so bad she might just not be feeding those kids enough, to keep them small, so her show is still appealing. Kate's thinking is not mine and I would not do that to any child, cause that would damage them in the future. I don't even do that to my dogs.

fidosmommy said...

so sick of her said...
Are Mady and Cara and the other 6 short for their ages? That pic with the Irwins, Bindi is 12, a year older than Mady & Cara and a lot taller, so is her brother, next to the tups?


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Bindi is 12 (as you said) and her little brother Bob was born in 2003
- the sextuplets were born in 2004.

Miranda said...

Spring Has Sprung said...

Height is hereditary. Giving the kids old food will not cause them to be short.

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It's a known fact that adult height can be affected by various factors, including malnutrition.

That said, the Gosselin kids obviously aren't suffering from lack of food, just the lack of a caring mother.

heavennoseven said...

I feel bad for Cara of her mom or others pick on her weight, she can end up with a eating disorder. How can the judge bs so blind to not see the what can happen down the road if flimming goes on and what is going on right now.

Spring Has Sprung said...

It's a known fact that adult height can be affected by various factors, including malnutrition.

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That's kind of a "given," isn't it? Growth can be stunted by lack of proper nutrients and vitamins, the latter of which can cause rickets, hence the bones don't grow as they should.
What was discussed was serving the kids old food (for a short period of time), if indeed that rumor was true. That's not what would cause the kids to be short in stature; it would be genetic. Studies have also shown that caffeine can stunt growth, but I seriously doubt if Kate is force-feeding these kids mega-doses of coffee from Starbucks. Mady being so much shorter than Cara is not the result of malnutrition or lack of vitamins. It's genetic.

You're correct - there are many forms of starvation, one of which is hunger for a loving and caring mother.

barbee said...

There's an article out today about The Jersey Shores having outlived its time in the spotlight due to, wait for it, wait for it, too much repetition of themes, over-tanning and too much fame too fast. Photoshop out the words Jersey Shores and insert, awww come on, you know who fits that same description. WHY does SHE always get a pass on the judgements?

Geez, all these fit her and we're tired, sick, sick & tired of her.
Over tanned, over boobed, over bleached, over botoxed, over done, O V E R!

WE know she's through, what is the matter with the suits at tlc??????

Swissmiss150 said...

I briefly checked out a blogspot someone mentioned - possibly here - called cupcakemag. It's well-named. They had an interview with Kate and it was so gushy my teeth hurt from the sugar overload.

Wow. Don't go there unless you have a very strong stomach.

readerlady said...

Re height, heredity, etc. IMDB lists Jon's height as 5'7", which is below average for a man. I'm guessing Khate is about 5'7" also, because she appeared to be about the same height as Jon when she wasn't wearing heels (BTW - I've always thought she wears heels constantly because it puts her in a dominant position). The kids, genetically, were probably never going to be tall, but they all, especially the younger ones, appear to be well below average for their age. I think Khate has underfed them from the beginning. She herself admitted that they rarely got milk and we've all seen how she normally feeds them and how they devour food when they are given the (rare) opportunity to eat their fill. Most kids by their age want more than 1/4 or 1/2 sandwich and many are capable of eating adult size portions. Cara isn't "fat" or overweight. She's entering puberty and undergoing the normal body fat redistribution that accompanies this. Many girls appear to be a little chubby during this phase of development but it evens out in a year or two. However, knowing Khate and her obsession with appearances, I wouldn't put it past her to rag Cara about it and make her even more self-conscious than she already seems to be. Also - Bindi Irwin was born in July of 1998 and the twins were born in October of 2000, so she's two years older than they, not one.

Gaby said...

I wonder if TLC buys or picks out the Gosselin 8 clothes? Because the pics on the cupcake blog show the 6 matching all the way down to their boots.And they always match. I can't really picture lazy Kate going to the store cordinating all those outfits on her own.
Another pic shows the 8 stirring something in a bowl. It looks to me that the kids are standing in line according to their birth order. Pretty weird.

Just saying what I heard said...

E True Story ran K.G. again last night. To my horror, as I recuperated from surgery, I stumbled on it while playing with the remote. One more night in the hospital, and I started to watch it.

The nurse came in to check on the IV, etc., and looked up at KG and said, "does she never stop?"

She knows that several of the nurses applied for part time agency jobs for nannies.
They would have ended up being go fers and laundress' because there is the head housekeeper who is a Vietnamese woman, whom KG said has been with her since the tups were less than a year, lives there, cooks, feeds the kids, wakes them up and puts them to bed as KG has a career where she travels extensively.

The head housekeeper needs help but, basically, what she really needs help with is the laundry and ironing as they have clothes used for filming.

Neither of the gals were interested in ironing when they are RNs and work part time with other families as a nanny, when needed. The extra money helps with raising their families.

The most surprising part of this was the agency had told them the employer needed nannies.

Be Glad to Have Peace & Quiet on our Roads Again said...

She can't stop lying, can she?

Read that stupid blog of cupcake, you must all read it, it is a lie upon lie, upon lie.

Both Jon and Kate were very healthy (above normal weight) when they married, nothing petite or tiny about them.

Why are the twins so stilted compared to Bindie? Jon has brothers who are really big guys and although Jon is average hgt, he loved to eat, although she tortured him. The tups might be small because she doesn't give them food they like, since she doesn't know what they like. Kids can't live on vegetables and rice and grow. They need their protein and calcium.

Oh well, no need to get upset, but never disliked someone I have not met as much as her and her bullcrap.

Please don't watch her shows!

Reading Observer said...

I agree, the kids do look as though they do not eat. How can they all be so small except for Cara? Even if they were preemies. I remember Kate and Jon saying Collin would eat them out of house and home if they let him.

Then there was an episode of Collin trying to take 2 hamburgers at Beth's BBQ and Collin insisted on 2, Beth's husband said, "wait until you are done with the first sandwich and I'll give you another, Kate bursted in with "one is plenty" but that kid was starving for food. He probably acts up because he is HUNGRY. Hunger sparks all kinds of irratic behavior.

Feed those kids, so they can be healthy you poor excuse for a human being.

Widowed Young said...

New article in People about Kate titled "Eight Down Under" Notes that 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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My kids ask to go back to Disney World all the time but they realize that it takes me 3 YEARS to save for a vacation like that! Congrats, Kate, you have raised self-entitled children that don't understand the value of a hard earned dollar just like you.

so sick of her said...

April 1, is Jon's 34th birthday, as a recent article says will Kate remind her kids of their fathers birthday, and will Jon have them this weekend to celebrate? Or will Kate make up some half as* excuse to film, make them work and not spend time with dad?

fidosmommy said...

Re: kids wanting to return to AU.

I'm delighted to hear that the Gosselin 8 actually went somewhere they enjoyed! What a change of pace for them. Usually they seem to not care, or even unhappy. Of course, we only have Kate's word on this, but still, it's one positive thing to say about their schedule. At this point, I'm ready to hear something happy coming from any of the Gosselin kids. If they are being forced to work, let it be doing something that they have fond memories of.

Sassypaws said...

For all those interested, the website for cupcakeMag article is:
http://cupcakemag.blogspot.com/2011/03/kate-plus-8-is-back.html

The tease line of the article is: "cupcakeMAG gives you scoop with all things Kate and just how FABulous she is!
Check out the one on one chat with Kate Gosselin!" (Ugh, I just threw up a little in my mouth typing that!!)

I am not impressed by the magazine. Apparently the writers of this mag are not particularly proficient in the use of English grrammar. For example, the word "scoop" requires am ARTICLE to be placed before it.

In the English language, there 3 words designated as articles -- "a", "an", & "the" . I believe an "a" placed before the word scoop would give the proper definition to the noun. (BTW - I am not an English teacher but just someone who exprects those who write for a living to do is properly!)

Also, oddly enough, I noticed that ALL of the comments are POSITIVE!!!

Brummygirl said...

The title of that Cupcake Mag says it all..All Things Sugar Coated!!!
Only positive posts printed.
Quite a come down from People, US etc.

Elvira said...

Kate is in two tabs this week (4/11/11). People has a one page plug for Australia (paid for by TLC?). OK has a some farce of she wants to get back together with Jon.

Didn't buy them. I thought I'd flip through the new ones while standing in line.

Miranda said...

At the bottom of Cupcake's interview with Kate, it says "New comments not allowed."

My guess is that they never allowed any comments and that the ones they printed were all inside jobs.

Also, I suspect this was an email "interview" (sort of like an interrogatory). When professional journalists conduct an in person celebrity interview, they typically talk about when & where the interview took place, the atmosphere, the setting, etc. and they describe what the subject was wearing, and what they look like up close and in person.

I know professional journalists, professional journalists are friends of mine; Cupcake Magazine, you are no professional journalist.

hannah said...

I read when the young tups were little she had them on a set sch and didnt feed them on demand. I wonder if they do get enough to eat. I hope someone looks into how things run at her home from time to time when she is flimming.

Snow Globe said...

Also, oddly enough, I noticed that ALL of the comments are POSITIVE!!!

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Actually, there are some comments posted there are sarcasm, but they are just too dumb to realize it!

jj said...

Wernersville Hairdressers said...

Someone posted "their person photo of Kate from H.S."...that is a photo that TLC RELEASED many years ago in a bio pkg that our radio show received. So, don't think this is your "personal photo" unless you are framing her photos?

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??? Not sure what you're getting at. I never claimed they were my photos. Anyone who has been following the Gosselin Saga already knows where those photos are from.

I just posted them because someone claimed to know Kate from HK and said that she was cute and bubbly.

LOL

TLC is their own pap for Kate said...

Sunrise, Sunset said...
Someone obviously is taking photos of Kate. Is it Chris? Who took the photos of them in Australia - the ones that they used on the Cupcakeblog site.

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TLC/Steve/friend took the photos that were used on the stupid Cupcake site. At the bottom of the page it says photo credit: TLC.

Tami said...

??? Not sure what you're getting at. I never claimed they were my photos. Anyone who has been following the Gosselin Saga already knows where those photos are from.

I just posted them because someone claimed to know Kate from HK and said that she was cute and bubbly.

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I saw the pic in question and she was anything but cute. lol.

Tami said...

If the kids had their growth stunted it could have something to do with making them stay in their beds several hours a day no matter whether they were tired or not. If a child does not get enough nutrition during a certain window of growth it can have lasting effects. They may just be short and will catch up. But it's not like Kate knows anything about nutrition. She will probably have her food phobias rub off on them. She seems to think just a salad is sufficient nutrition. She probably knows nothing about protein, etc.

Tizzie said...

Just watching the "Shopping For Ten" episode, where Kate says she only has two hours to go grocery shopping while the twins were at school and the sexutplets napping, and how she has to hurry.

Yet in the same season she claimed they took a FOUR hour nap.

And then if they were found out of their crib they were given a 45 minute time out after Kate's set naptime period was over.

Did it ever occur to her that they weren't actually being naughty, but that they'd HAD their nap and were ready to get up?

What were they supposed to do, sit awake in their crib and be bored for what would seem like forever to a toddler with no concept of time?!

Pattypanda said...

I heard last night on Joy Behar that Kate is supposed to be on next week - my guess Monday. You would think if anyone would ask Kate any tough questions it would be Joy, but I doubt it.

The Napster said...

Yet in the same season she claimed they took a FOUR hour nap.

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Not necessarily a contradiction. It depends on the schedule. Let's say the tups went down around 1:00 and napped until 4:30 or 5. The twins are in school only until 3:15 or so. This was at the old house. She would have to meet the bus, or the twins, depending on how they are arriving home. That gives her two hours to shop (from 1 to 3:15 p.m.).

HI 50 said...

Comments from the cupcakemagazine. Check out their response to WHY they decided to delete negative remarks about their idol. Stupid little sheep.........
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please explain said...


shortnsaszy, I don't understand your comment. What nasty people bombarding the author are you referring to? I'm not trying to stir things up, but all the comments posted here are positive.

March 31, 2011 12:21 AM

cupcakeMAG said...
We do not publish any of the comments that are unnecessary. We try and delete the negative comments as soon as possible. Therefore, you are only seeing the positive comments.

March 31, 2011 12:24 AM

u gotta be kidding! said...
What a farce! Positive AND Negative give balance. There is absolutley NO balance here.

March 31, 2011 1:42 AM

Where's the balance? said...
No balance, honesty or integrity here from what I can see, u gotta be kidding!
If you can't take the heat, then get out of the fire. A balanced website is successful, but this was a poor journalistic attempt at Q&A by a new site absent any balance. No one returns to read where opposing views are removed and all attempts to have a discussion are scoured away.

March 31, 2011 5:53 AM

Blind mice.... said...
Interesting. Take off the rose-colored glasses & write the WHOLE truth about Kate +8. Why endorse a woman who actively practices parental alienation by taking the Gosselin 8, on their father's visitation time, travel across the continent & ocean to WORK on their school vacation? The truth is, the Gosselin 8 WORK to support themselves and ALL the adults around them. The Gosselin 8 WORK to satisfy TLC's contract requirements under the direction of their mother. Will your Cupcake team/journalist & everyone who supports Kate be around to support the Gosselin 8 in the future when the cameras disappear & they need help?

March 31, 2011 6:45 AM

Charlie said...


Where's the balance?, There's only about 12 Kate lovers left out there and they all left their snappy love responses here. The site administrator was instructed to delete all negative comments, I'm surprised yours remained, or perhaps she got tired. Don't worry, it will all be over soon.

March 31, 2011 6:52 AM

Blind mice... said...
Please ask Kate WHY she chooses to LEAVE the Gosselin 8 with a babysitter when she travels away from home! Please ask her if the baby sitter is qualified to be left alone with the Gosselin 8, 24 hrs a day X ?? days. Please ask Kate how old is her babysitter. Last year she left the Gosselin 8 with a 19 year-old young woman for at least 3 days while she was on a trip with Steve in Cabo, Mexico. Hope Jon takes her back to court to modify the child visitation schedule & request 1st right of refusal.

March 31, 2011 6:53 AM

a fly on the wall said...

Kate no longer gets pkgs or large envelopes in town, all mail is delivered to her, asap, as she was warned about parking in the Fire Lane. Think she might have closed out her account with the PO Box #.

Seems some of you wrote to the Fire Dept.

Jane in California said...

"And then if they were found out of their crib they were given a 45 minute time out after Kate's set naptime period was over."
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I remember early on listening to some of Kate's explanations of how she was raising the babies and thinking, "what in the world is she talking about?" Especially about deciding that naps should be for a certain time, for all six of them, as if they had no difference between them.

I remember thinking she seemed very clueless for a mom who had already experienced two babies and their differing habits and needs, or for a mom who presumably would do some self-education on the needs of infants, babies, toddlers, etc (like the majority of moms around the world!).

While I could concede the need for some defined structures because she had six infants/toddlers instead of just one, I felt she went too far the other way and set a schedule without taking into account the needs of the children.

As time went on, I began to realize that Kate never took the children's needs into account - only hers. It was never about them, she was never concerned with what experts might recommend (about nap times, about how to intercede effectively when your toddlers fight amongst themselves, about the need to play with your children, read to them, encourage their interests, etc.). She has never done anything for or with those children that wasn't self-serving.

SmileyGrl752 said...

And then if they were found out of their crib they were given a 45 minute time out after Kate's set naptime period was over.


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Who in the world gives children a 45 minute time out?! That's WAY too long a punishment.

Return To Sender said...

From cupcake site...

"Each feature and photo shoot varies on product return."

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What does this mean? It's listed under disclaimer. Are they saying that if we don't like a feature (Kate's interview) we can send it back??!!

MIranda said...

Jane in California said...

...She has never done anything for or with those children that wasn't self-serving.

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You've told the entire Gosselin story in a single sentence. This is right up there with "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

readerlady said...

Khate never takes the children's individual needs into account because to her they aren't Cara, Mady, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah. They are "the twins" and "the sextuplets". She doesn't recognize or acknowledge them as individuals, with unique talents, desires and needs.

"Who in the world gives children a 45 minute time out?" Khate does, even tho a 1 1/2 - 2 year old would have no idea why he/she was being punished. All they know is that they've been banished from Mom. I think that's half the problem with those kids. Besides the obvious, I mean. They've been pushed aside and "abandoned" too often and for too long. That applies to the twins, too. At a very vulnerable age they were "abandoned" by their mother when she first was hospitalized for an extended period of time before the sextuplets were born and then, after they came home, she pushed them aside and ignored their needs in favor of the babies. That continues to this day. Witness Mady's justified complaint about the little ones getting 3 birthday parties this past May.

dustilies said...

SmileyGrl wrote . . .

Who in the world gives children a 45 minute time out?! That's WAY too long a punishment.

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I followed a one-minute-per-year-of-age rubric when my girls were little. At age 3, you get a 3-minute time-out. (The idea isn't the stocks or a prison, it is to interrupt whatever negative momentum has built up, and to give a kid a chance to trip their reset switch.

So now when I am naughty, my kids put me in an age appropriate time-out. I'm up to 50 minutes now, which is time for a shower AND a nice nap.

You reap what you sow, LOL.

Jane in CA said...

cupcakeMAG said...
We do not publish any of the comments that are unnecessary. We try and delete the negative comments as soon as possible. Therefore, you are only seeing the positive comments.

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Translation:

We are here to sell product. Negative comments about any of the products we are trying to promote will NOT be allowed! Our corporate sponsors wouldn't have it any other way.

Now be good little consumers and go watch Kate Plus 8!

barbee said...

and I just watched her stupid comments while on DWTS re what Mother's Day means to her. Did you all realize that the tups birthday changes year to year? Well, SHE said that on Mother's Day her sextuplets turn another year older (guess she doesn't realize that Mother's Day falls on the 2nd Sunday in May and is NOT always May 10th - her kids birthdays). She THEN went on to say that 'the best Mother's Day gift is my 8 kids and I'll take them in any way, shape or form, and I just love them'. Hmmm, what an unusual thing, SHE loves her kids. As a mother and grandmother, I sure wish I had known about that concept. Geez, she is so damn dumb!!!!!!

Shoka's Understudy said...

barbee said:

She THEN went on to say that 'the best Mother's Day gift is my 8 kids and I'll take them in any way, shape or form, and I just love them'.

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Really? She will take them in any way, shape or form? And love them?

kate, what about Aaden's need for glasses? You have beefed and gripped about having to get that poor child glasses for years! We all know you hate to have to deal with his glasses/eye situation.

You lie 90 mph., you lie so much that you can't keep up with your lies! You have shattered the Bearing False Witness Commandment to smitherines!

Hopefully, Jon celebrated his 34th Birthday with Cara, Aaden, Joel, Hannah, Leah, Mady, Colin and Alexis.

Hope they had a blast!!!